These are the back issues of Red Rag. They'll be
posted here every two weeks on or around the anniversary of their
original publication. We're currently reissuing 1981; the latest issue is dated
October 25 (pdf / txt); the next one is due
out on November 8th.
It says inside the back cover that...
this is Red Rag, Reading's only
newspaper. It is produced fortnightly by and for people in
Reading and is delivered, free, to the homes of people who ask for
it. It aims to keep people in touch, with an events diary which spans
the activities of groups as diverse as organic gardeners and
anarchists; anti-nuclear activists and civic planners; wild-eyed
liberals and woolly communists. It also has details of things to do in
and around Reading and Bracknell, including the fringe events which
are ignored by the media. Increasingly, we are also reporting the news
that matters locally - something which we think the local press can't
do. Reflecting the fact that the Rag is produced by a diverse bunch of
people, its 'line' is varied, contradictory, extremist, sometimes
funny, often illegible, but always inflammatory; in our 2½
years of existence we have managed to offend a surprisingly large
number of people - well beyond our circulation of under 600.
In this issue
/ txt): the local
anti-nuke campaign gets cold feet when it turns out that the ladies
camping at Greenham have decided to stay there all winter; we find out
what happened at the women's financial independence meeting; community
policing comes to Reading but Alan Reeve is still missing; and does
civil disobedience go far enough?