Item #39809 Fight Back With The Angry Brigade. ANGRY BRIGADE.
Fight Back With The Angry Brigade.


Fight Back With The Angry Brigade.

Original poster printing the slogan “Fight Back With The Angry Brigade”. Np: nd. (1971). Offset litho, printed in black ink on pale green stock. 32.8x43cm.

Illustrated with two photographs, the first showing the bombed-out kitchen of Robert Carr, captioned below: “a cabinet minister’s kitchen. 2 bombs destroyed it jan. 12 1971. condemned as senseless violence. damage repaired in 3 days”. The second shows a small child by a kitchen sink in a slum dwelling, with the caption: “1 of over 2 million slums in britain damp and dry rot destroys people. people condemned to live in squalor. can this ever be repaired?”.

The Angry Brigade’s empathy with the plight of homeless families and outrage at the squalid housing conditions of the poor and dispossessed was central to their determination to help all oppressed minorities resist authority. Thirty years later Jake Prescott, who was jailed for 10 years in 1971 for conspiracy to cause explosions, apologised to Carr, who was Employment Secretary at the time and later became Home Secretary.

Old central vertical fold; some light creasing and soiling; o/w Very Good. A scarce, pre-arrest poster.