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Rare Regional Spin-Off of "Agit 883"

883 Hannover (Hannoversche Achtachtdrei). Nos. 1–5 (all published).

Hannover: self-published, April 1972–October 1972. A4 (30.5 × 21.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; offset-printed and xeroxed text, photographs, and drawings on loosely inserted sheets; 4, 10, 8, 8, and 10 pp. Small light stain to issue four; else very good.

Apparently complete run of this uncommonly seen German underground journal, inspired by the “Agit 883” periodical published in Berlin from 1969 to 1972. It was intended as a broad forum for a left opposition in Germany, and evolved from an initial interest in Marxism into an anarchist-inspired publication. After the journal published the first public pro-RAF statement in 1970, it was indexed and the publishers were subject to prosecution and police searches, which ultimately led to the end of the project in 1972. The present periodical began with a page in the original Agit 883 dedicated to Hannover, and began to appear as an independent journal two months after the last issue of Agit 883 appeared. Like its namesake, the journal sought to “bolster the self-organization of workers, pupils, and students fighting against the state, the wage system, and bureaucracy.” Topics covered include the independent youth center (Jugendzentrum) in Hannover and related phenomena in other German towns, Rote Hilfe and political trials, the RAF and its aims, the squatter movement (issue no. 3 is largely devoted to this topic), tramping, music shows, and much else.

See: Eberlein, Internationale Bibliographie zur deutschsprachigen Presse der Arbeiter- und sozialen Bewegungen, no. 96. Not in Pasterny.

As of July 2020, KVK and OCLC only show a single holding in North America (comprising only three issues of five).

Book ID: 50798

Price: $950.00