We were finally able to systematically process all our items related to Class War, ‘a UK-based anarchist tabloid newspaper founded in 1983’ (quoted from a post by the CWF on Libcom).

We already scanned a handful of issues some years back, but have now much improved on those old copies.

We added OCR when possible, but the software got a bit overwhelmed at times and a few issues have no or only partial OCR. Always keep in mind that OCR is a useful, but by no means perfect tool. If you want to make sure, you still got to search the hard way.

Our collection is of Class War turns out to be extensive, but by no means comprehensive. There are a number of issues missing from the main run of the newspaper, but we were glad to find all but six of the 72 issues published before 1997.

Unfortunately, it is unclear which ones of the very early ones we are missing, as there are neither dates nor issue numbers on the first two dozen(ish) issues (with a couple of exceptions). Our guesstimated dates and issue numbers listed below are based on the very helpful information available from the Class War archive at Libcom, a few ‘order back copies’ features in later issues and the usual workarounds (‘When in the mid-1980s fell the 15th February on a Friday?’, ‘When was this, that or the other Royal Wedding announced?’, etc.). We hope our results are reasonably accurate, but if anyone has further information or the time to squirrel through the papers in more detail, please get in touch and we would be glad to update our records.

It is difficult to ascertain how (in-)complete our collections of regional Class War publications are, any information would be most welcome. Please keep in mind that some of the regional and 'assorted' publications may not have been directly produced by groups affiliated to the Class War Federation (any further information is always welcome).

If anyone can help us filling in any gaps by providing items we are missing (either as a loan to be returned after digitisation or as a donation to the Sparrows’ Nest), please get in touch.

As usual we recommend you run searches on the main online catalogue for additional information on the individual items (e.g. regarding missing OCR, dates, partial keywords, etc.).

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Missing issues (tabloid paper)

Class War (tabloid paper)

Heavy Stuff

Smash Hits

Bristol Broadsheet

East Ender

Assorted regional papers

Pamphlets and assorted periodicals

Leaflets and posters

Missing issues (tabloid paper)

We are missing three of the first six issues (#01-06, mostly 1983, possibly one from 1984), then have a full set up for the rest of the 1980s. We are also missing #54, #59, #60, #79, #80, #81, #83, #84, #86, and #91. It is possible that we are missing more issues if any were produced after #98 and/or after the 2017 special issue.

Class War (tabloid paper)

Class War #01-06? 1983/05

Class War #01-06? 1983/06

Class War #01-06? 1983/07

Class War #07? 1984/02

Class War #08? 1984/04

Class War #09? 1984/05

Class War #10? 1984?

Class War #11? 1984/09

Class War #12? 1984/10

Class War #13? 1985/02

Class War #14? 1985/04

Class War #15? 1985/08

Class War #16? 1985/10

Class War #17 1986/02

Class War #18? 1986/04

Class War #19 1986/06

Class War #20? 1986/08

Class War #21? 1986/12

Class War #22 1987/02

Class War #23? 1987/05

Class War #24? 1987/06

Class War #25 1987/10

Class War #26 1987/11

Class War #27 1988/03

Class War #28 1988/04

Class War #29 1988/06

Class War #30 1988/08

Class War #31 1988/12

Class War #32 1989/02

Class War #33 1989/04

Class War #34 1989/05

Class War #35 1989/06

Class War #36 1989/09

Class War #37 1990/01

Class War #38 1990/02

Class War #Special Poll Tax - The Working Class Strikes Back (1990 version)

Class War #39 1990/04

Class War #40 1990/05

Class War #41 1990/06

Class War #42 1990/07

Class War #43 1990/10-11

Class War #44 1991/01

Class War #45 1991/02

Class War #46 1991/04

Class War #47 1991/06

Class War #48 1991/07

Class War #49 1991/08

Class War #50 1991/09

Class War #51 1991/12

Class War #52 1992/02

Class War #53 1992/03

Class War #55 1992/07

Class War #56 1992/09

Class War #Special 1992 Miners Special

Class War #57 1992/12

Class War #58 1993/02

Class War #61 1993/11

Class War #62 1994/02

Class War #63 1994/07-08

Class War #64 1994/09-10

Class War #65 1994/11-12

Class War #66 1995/02-03

Class War #67 1995/04-05

Class War #68 1995/07-08

Class War #69 1995/09-10

Class War #70 1995/12-1996/01

Class War #71 1996/04-05

Class War #72 1996/08-09

Class War #73 1997/Summer

Class War #74 1997/Autumn

Class War #75 1998/Spring

Class War #76 1998-1999/Winter

Class War #77 1999/Summer

Class War #78 2000/Summer

Class War #82 2001/Winter

Class War #85 2003/Summer

Class War #87 2004/Autumn

Class War #88 2005/Spring

Class War #89 2005/Winter

Class War #90 2006/Summer

Class War #92 2007/Summer

Class War #93 2007/Winter

Class War #94 2008/Summer

Class War #95 2008/Winter

Class War #96 2009/Spring-Summer

Class War #97 2009/Autumn-2010/Winter

Class War #Special 2009

Class War #98 2010/Autumn-2011/Winter

Class War #?? 2017/May

Heavy Stuff

Heavy Stuff #01

Heavy Stuff #02

Heavy Stuff #03

Heavy Stuff #04

Heavy Stuff #05

The Heavy Stuff #Special Edition

Smash Hits

Smash Hits #01 - A Discussion Bulletin for Revolutionary Ideas (1997)

Smash Hits #02 - A Discussion Bulletin for Revolutionary Ideas (1998)

Smash Hits #03 - A Discussion Bulletin for Revolutionary Ideas (1998)

Bristol Broadsheet

Bristol Broadsheet #01

Bristol Broadsheet #02

Bristol Broadsheet #03

Bristol Broadsheet #05

Bristol Broadsheet #06

Bristol Broadsheet #07

Bristol Broadsheet #08

Bristol Broadsheet #09

Bristol Broadsheet #10

Bristol Broadsheet #10/Supplement

East Ender

EastEnder #01

EastEnder #03

EastEnder #04

EastEnder #05

EastEnder #06

EastEnder #07

EastEnder #08

EastEnder #09

EastEnder #10

EastEnder #11

EastEnder #12

EastEnder #13

Assorted regional papers

Class War London #?? (1993)

Class War Hull #01

Class War Hull #02

Class War - Britain's Most Unruly Tabloid - Scottish Supporters' Bulletin #01

Class War Glasgow Newsletter #01

Collapse - East London Class War 1987/11

Free News Class War North Wales #04 (1988)

London Calling - The Bulletin of London Class War 2003/06

London Calling - The Bulletin of London Class War 2004/09

London Calling - The Bulletin of London Class War 2005/01

Northern News #??a (1988)

Northern News #??b (1989)

No War But Class War Bulletin #01 (1990)

Pamphlets and assorted periodicals

ACAB - Fight Back (1984)

Class War Communist Bulletin #01/2013

Class War Daily 2020/04/15

Class War Touch Of Class #01 (2006)

Class War Touch Of Class #02 (2007)

This is Class War - An Introduction to the Class War Federation (1990)

Class War Federation - New Members Pack

Working Class Justice (1994)

21st Century Class War (1999)

Their Worst Fuckin' Nightmare - Class War on the Streets

Class War: To Be or Not to Be? (2012)

Leaflets and posters

Assorted CW leaflets, mostly 1980s and 1990s, partially digitised.

Assorted CW posters, mostly 1980s and 1990s, partially digitised.