These are the back issues of Red Rag. They'll be posted here every (usually) two weeks on or around the anniversary of their original publication. We're currently reissuing 1983; the latest issue is dated July 10th (scan / txt); the next one is due out on the 24th.
Red Rag, or Reading's only newspaper, had a noble tradition of misspelling, mixed metaphors, wrong facts, confused political judgements and a print run by now of 1240. It printed pretty well everything it got sent ("unless the Collective judged it racist, sexist, right wing, or supportive of oppressive religions"). It aimed to provide a decent alternative coverage of local news and issues from a radical non-aligned position; to promote subversive and creative initiatives; to provide a forum for unorthodox views; to allow some sort of co-existence between a huge variety of interests. And it was free.
CONTAINING on page 3 DIVERS
and a Guide to ſundry forthcoming
of PUBLIC ENJOYMENT on PAGE 4
and also a
upon Events lately transpiring upon the
Common at Greenham, BERKS, AND A
concerning Horrid Engines of WAR on page 6