Item #39814 The £1,000,000 Confidence Trick. ANGRY BRIGADE.


The £1,000,000 Confidence Trick.

Original poster printed circa December 1972 in the aftermath of the Stoke Newington 8 trial, a “pantomime [that] cost the workers over a million pounds”. Offset, printed in blue on thin pale yellow stock. 43x30.5cm.

Illustrated with images of the five defendants who were given jail sentences - Jake Prescott (previously sentenced to 15 years, subsequently reduced to 10), Anna Mendelssohn, Jim Greenfield, Hilary Creek and John Barker, all sentenced to 10 years for conspiracy to cause explosions; the others were acquitted. Under the sections ‘What happened?’, ‘Why were these people picked on?’ and ‘Where do We Go from here?’, three texts critique the trial’s legitimacy, argue that the accused were framed, and proclaim that “the working class will fight for its rights - AND THEY CAN'T FRAME US ALL”.

Old central horizontal fold, o/w Fine.