Freedom Publishing is a longstanding anarchist publisher based in Whitechapel, East London. Founded in 1886, it offered a much needed outlet for radical ideas and a meeting place for the anarchist thinkers of the day, and we seek to continue that tradition today along with promoting and supporting current social and political struggles. We are the largest anarchist publishing house in the nation and the oldest of its kind in the English speaking world.
We publish a range of radical literature including classics from such anarchist heavyweights as Kropotkin, Malatesta, Rudolph Rocker, Alexander Berkman and Colin Ward, to the history of the Spanish revolution and the Makhnovist movement, as well as biographies on Zapata, Bakunin and Nechaev, George Orwell, Willliam Godwin and William Blake, and is home of the ever popular Anarchist Quiz Book. Alongside books, we also have published a fortnightly newspaper which remained the oldest and only regular anarchist newspaper in circulation in the UK until it was stopped in March 2014, with a special issue for the London Anarchist Bookfair this October 2014. It covered all aspects of the anarchist movement as well as news and issues, from a radical perspective, relevant to people’s everyday lives. News articles feature on the home page.
The Press was founded in 1886 by a group of friends, including Charlotte Wilson and Peter Kropotkin, who were already publishing Freedom newspaper, and has operated, with short breaks, ever since. Read more on the history of Freedom here.
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The alley is next to the KFC by Aldgate East tube station – Hammersmith and City, or District line (Whitechapel Art Gallery exit)
was first published by Kropotkin and others in 1886 and remained in print for a further 125 years. It is now being moved online here to become part of freedompress.org.uk, which we are in the process of revamping!
The online paper will be complemented by a quarterly freesheet and a monthly email digest, which you can subscribe to by emailing copy (at) freedompress.org.uk
For a detailed explanation from the Freedom collective about why the paper was moved online go here.
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