58 issues (of 88 total published), most 12 pp., of the well-known journal of the West Berlin neoanarchist student movement, becoming increasingly radical and militant during the period of its publication, advocating the strategic use of violence by urban guerilla groups (Rote Armee Fraktion) and armed resistance to conservative and imperialist politics in Germany and abroad in the US-Vietnam War, in particular expressing solidarity with the liberation movements of the Vietcong, the Black Panther Party, and struggles in Palestine, Italy, Guatemala, Angola, et al., most articles unattributed but edited by a collective including Dirk Schneider and members of RAF such as Holger Meins, Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader, Michael Baumann, et al. Striking cover designs with original text illustrations, photocollage, and comics throughout. Tabloid. Illustrated self-wrpps., some slight scattered toning and dust-staining, minor edgewear and a few small tears, otherwise good condition. Berlin 1969-1971.
This revolutionary newspaper was an intense and hawkish forum for debate and discussion by militant left-wing groups and published the first public statement by the Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF) in issue no. 62, dated 5 June 1970. The paper was subject to close scrutiny by the government and many issues were confiscated or censored, including a number of the issues included in this grouping. Issue no. 84 still bears the original censorship label which reads, "Restauflage der beschlagnahmten Ausgabe". A substantial collection of the rare and important anarchist-libertarian journal.; as of March 2019, WorldCat locates only 5 North American institutional holdings, mostly partial.
Book ID: 48994