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Scarlet Women #11 (June 1980)

Posted in anarchist, feminism, history, politics, zine on July 1, 2008 by irishbooksandzines

Scarlet Women called itself the official newsletter of Womens Liberation Movement and was published by the Scarlet Women Collective based out of North Shields, Tyne+Wear. This issue (#11) was a special issue based on feminist struggles specifically in Northern Ireland. It was put together by the Belfast Women’s Collective and published as a regular issue in England. The zine contains articles on the Irish feminist past, the effect of British occupation on the lives of NI women, critiques of the state, a personal account of life in Catholic Belfast, abortion in Belfast, Belfast Womens Aid, Caigavon Women’s Group and many more beside. It’s a good read and worth a look for those interested in both issues of the North and of Irish feminist struggles.

Scarlet Women #11 (June 1980)
Belfast Womens Collective special issue

A4 semi-prof zine
42 pages, b/w
Download Here

(Note: I am sorry over the quality of this PDF but it’s a scan of a photocopy of an old zine so please understand why some pages are blurry etc)


Welcome to Irish Books & Zines

Posted in anarchist, book, current, history, Introduction, music, past, philosophy, politics, recent, zine on June 24, 2008 by irishbooksandzines

Hello there,

This here is the first post on this new site Irish Books & Zines.I started this site for the digitization of Irish zines, books, pamphlets, leaflets and other printed material that are all long long out of print so I plan to scan the material and upload it in high quality PDF’s for you to download and read yourself.

I must stress at this point that most of the files will not have the permission from the writers of the zines to be posted. However as it’s all in good faith, and based on a genuine love for old Irish zines, that I hope if you find your zine or book on here you won’t threaten to sue! (If you do feel that you do not want to see your zine up here anymore then please do email me at the address below and I will remove it).

I hope that the site will take off a little and that people will start visiting on a regualr basis and even contributing to the site. If you can help the site in anyway (supplying new zines, scanning etc) or wish to contact the owner of the blog for anything then email:

Hope you come back for more.