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Rare Regional Spin-Off of "Agit 883"

883 Bremen. Vol. I, no. 1 (of 3 published).

Bremen: self-published, 1973. A4 (30.5 × 21.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; offset-printed and xeroxed text, photographs, and drawings on loosely inserted sheets; 10 pp. Very good.

Single issue 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 Bremen, and began to appear as an independent journal two months after the last issue of Agit 883 appeared. An editorial proclaims "Long live the myth of 883, which has risen again!" 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 struggle for the Georg von Rauch Haus, anarcho-syndicalism, authoritarian and anti-authoritarian pedagogy, as well as a free youth center in Bremen. With many ads for concerts, publications, and publications by the scene.

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

As of July 2020, KVK and OCLC locate no copies in North America (only the holdings at Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and IISG Amsterdam).

Book ID: 50800

Price: $125.00