The Angry Brigade: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Britain's First Urban Guerilla Group

By: Gordon Carr

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Language: English. Run time: 50 mins. You can't reform profit capitalism and inhumanity. Just kick it till it breaks. Angry Brigade, communiqué. Between 1970 and 1972 the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organization and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action. Targets included the embassies of repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks, boutiques and factories, government departments and the homes of Cabinet ministers, the Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. These attacks on the homes of senior political figures increased the pressure for results and brought an avalanche of police raids. From the start the police were faced with the difficulty of getting to grips with a section of society they found totally alien. And were they facing an organization or an idea? This documentary, produced by Gordon Carr for the BBC (and first shown in January 1973, shortly after the trial), covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960s, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the Stoke Newington 8 conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey the longest criminal trial in British legal history. Produced after extensive research among both the libertarian opposition and the police it remains the essential study of Britain's first urban guerilla group.

Title: The Angry Brigade: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Britain's First Urban Guerilla Group

Author Name: Gordon Carr

Categories: Activism, Rebellion & Politics

Publisher: PM Press: 11/25/2008

Binding: DVD

Book Condition: New

Size: 1973

Seller ID: 1186