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Big Flame: Scanathon and Cataloguing Session

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST

In anticipation of the upcoming book on Big Flame from Merlin Press, we will be having an evening of scanning, cataloguing, and searching through our favourite revolutionary-socialist group, Big Flame. Come and get involved in archiving and digitising radical history!

We will be joined by Seth Wheeler who is researching Big Flame for the Working Class Movement Library (WCML), and he will be giving an introduction to the group and their relevance today. 

More about Big Flame: Named after a play by Liverpudlian writer, Jim Allen, Big Flame started out in the early 70s as a rank and file newspaper that gradually developed into a revolutionary socialist feminist organisation. It continued to issue a monthly paper and in each edition the following ‘Basic Points’ were reiterated (1) building a political practice based on the mass of the working class, not merely its representative layers (2) combatting reformism (3) ‘the social factory’ (4) class first, party second (5) for the autonomy of each specifically oppressed sector (6) a non-sectarian and non-authoritarian political method.

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July 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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MayDay Rooms
88 Fleet Street
London, County EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom
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