As part of our focus this month on the #KilltheBill protests we wanted to recirculate MayDay Radio’s work Techno Activate, which explores our Underground Techno Archive with a focus on resistance to the Criminal Justice Act.
As a mass popular movement that involved and united many subcultures, the rave scene gained political bite after John Major’s introduction of the Criminal Justice Act (1993). The ephemera deposited at MayDay focus on a period from 1993 and the Dead By Dawn/TechNet/Alien Underground assemblage at Brixton’s 121 Centre. Amongst the papers are zines from the period, flyers, news cuttings, correspondence and typescripts, and drafts of TechNet writings.
More here: https://audio.maydayrooms.org/techno-activate