‘Strength will not come through hiding or minimizing our differences.’ Two articles originally published in the nineteen-seventies give an insight into some of the developments and political debates in the UK Women’s Liberation Movement at the time, while raising some issues still relevant to feminist and other social movements today. Censorship and Self-oppression (1976) by … Continue reading New in August 2023: 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement articles from Catcall.
This 1977 discussion paper by Lynn Alderson argues for the relevance of anarchist ideas to autonomous feminist organising. It includes her new afterword contextualising and reflecting on those earlier debates.
2022 (1981) Tom Keell Wolfe, the son of anarchists Lilian Wolfe and Tom Keell, talks about his parents, life in the anarchist colony Whiteway, war resistance, and friendships with Emma Goldman, Sylvia Pankhurst, George Orwell and others, in this 1981 interview.
In June 1916, London anarchists Lilian Wolfe and her companion, Tom Keell, were prosecuted under the wartime Defence of the Realm Act for publishing an anti-conscription leaflet. Lilian, who was pregnant at the time, pleaded ‘Guilty – of telling the truth’. Both chose prison rather than paying fines, though Lilian was released early because of … Continue reading New in October 2022: ‘I didn’t know I was the child of unusual parents’: Tom Keell Wolfe interview notes
I have just posted unpublished notes from two interviews with activist Kitty Lamb (1901 – 1992) about her life and the development of her anarchist beliefs. She participated in raising money for the Republic during the Spanish Civil War, war resistance in the Second World War, the campaign against capital punishment in the nineteen-fifties, and … Continue reading New in August 2022: ‘I was born an anarchist’: Kitty Lamb interview notes
2022 (1980/1981). Unpublished interview notes with activist Kitty Lamb (1901 – 1992) about her life and the development of her anarchist beliefs. They give an insight into some of the shifting social and political groupings, campaigns and alliances of the twentieth century as well as her lifelong commitment to a better world.
New Upload: I have now added extracts from four more interviews to Anarchism and Feminism: voices from the seventies. Women activists discuss anarchism, feminism, and the relationship between the personal and the political: Marie : I think we have to change what anarchism is. Angela: Acting non-hierarchically affects every part of our lives. Ruth: I … Continue reading New in October 2014: Part Two of Anarchism and Feminism in the 1970s
This is a very brief preliminary attempt to give a bit of context to interviews carried out by myself and Lynn Alderson in 1977, in which women activists in the UK discussed anarchism, feminism and the relationship between the personal and the political. See Anarchism and Feminism: Voices from the Seventies for the interviews and further … Continue reading Notes towards an introduction
2014 (1977). Women activists speak about anarchism, feminism and the interrelationship of the personal and the political in interviews from 1977 by Lynn Alderson and Judy Greenway.
1972. ‘I think I was born an anarchist, and events in my life just enabled me to realize that that was what I was.’ Interview with 96-year-old Lilian Wolfe, lifelong anarchist, pacifist and war resister, by Sandy Martin, Stratford Women’s Liberation Group.