Undercurrents 50 February 1982
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8 A Hard Rain’s A’Gonna Fall: investigation into chemical and biological warfare – People’s News Service
12 Acting Up: Community theatre in Glasgow – Paul Yeoman
14 CND and END: Campaign strategies for 1982 – Simon Mellor
15 Planning for Real: A model method for changing your neighbourhood – Tony Gibson
19 Disarming Thinking: Bomb politics: – Martin H Ryle
24 Paternal Bliss: Friedrichshaf was never like this in the brochure – Nicholas Albery
26 Diary of a Safety Valve – Tony Allen
27 Weird stuff bulletin – Paul Sieveking
In the beginning: Undercurrents came in a plastic bag – how naive can you get! – Godfrey Boyle
31 10 Years that didn’t shake the world – Stephen Joseph
33 Alternative Technology Revisited: Peter Harper
36 What’s What and What’s When
48 Subscriptions and Froth – Loony Doomster on the rampage
THIS is our 50th issue and 10th anniversary – frankly we’re amazed but happy to be here. The magazine seems to be in good shape, though, in independent publishing, financial problems are never far away. The greatly increased interest in the issues that we cover – from the anti-nuke and peace movements, to co-ops, anti-sexist politics, community technology and media – is encouraging.
It’s hard to define the paper, or what keeps us going – perhaps just the simple idea that people CAN try to take control of their lives. Yes, we look on the bright side of life – as long as the cheques keep coming in. And finally, a big thank you to all those out there in Undercurrentsland who’ve supported us over the years.
Undercurrents was brought to you by: Godfrey Boyle and Peter Culshaw (features), Ingrid Emsden, Bill Flatman, Nick Hanna (advertising and news). Will Hill (cover and graphics), Stephen Joseph and Antonia Millan (reviews), Rowan, Pat Sinclalr (news), Dave Smith (production), Tammy and Lowana VeaI (listing.).
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