We have just uploaded digitised copies of all 240 issues of anarchist newspaper Freedom that were produced between 1990 and 1999, plus the 1989 dummy issue (Vol:51 #00) featuring the revised layout. Please note that we digitised Vol:51 (1990) as a test batch back when we first experimented with our camera rig for oversized docs. Although the quality is perfectly fine, we could produce much nicer versions now, but alas - we have no time to rescan stuff when so many more items need our attention!
Please see the full list of all our digitised issues of Freedom for links and details.
We have now completed digitisation of (almost) all issues of Freedom produced in the 1980s. We also came across a 1938 paper by Albert Meltzer and some interesting issues of Swiss and Mexcian periodicals. The latter, Tierra Y Libertad, was produced in Mexico by exiled Spanish refugees after the Civil War.
The Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) has been working with and for refugees and asylum seekers since 2000, having supported thousands of people over the course of more than two decades.
We have been helping them to set up the NNRF Archive.
Well, we know this is being posted one day late, but it fitted so nicely with us adding another 223 issues of Freedom to our Digital Library, that we postponed posting this just a wee bit too long. Nevermind, due to the efforts of a levely volunteer we have another Document Of The Month for you! Many thanks again!
Many thanks again to a lovely volunteer for picking another document of the month and even more so for taking the time to write an article to go with it! Do you have a favourite you want to be featured as a DocOfTheMonth? Just get in touch.
For this month’s DocOfTheMonth, I’ve chosen the 1982 summer edition of Women for Life on Earth magazine. Women for Life on Earth (WFLOE) were a campaign group, most famous for their 120-mile march from Cardiff to Greenham in 1981, protesting nuclear weapons. The cover art for this special BUMPER Solstice issue quickly sets the tone with the faces of two women being born from the ground, joined to a tree through its roots and branches.
Full of photos, art, songs, poetry and politics, WFLOE’s magazine drives home the connection between women, providing a space for them to reach out and speak up. It provides a glimpse into topics that still connect us today such as community, war and saving the planet from ourselves.