Colin Parker, one of the founders of what is now the Anarchist Federation, died recently.
Son of a miner from the Durham village of Crook, he started work as a lathe operator in a local factory. He was sponsored by his union to attend Ruskin College and he then worked in further education for the rest of his life. Political from an early age, he joined the Communist Party and then passed through several Trotskyist groups before he developed towards an anarchist communist position. He singlehandedly founded the anarchist magazine Virus which he then offered as a mouthpiece to the Libertarian Communist Discussion Group, He was one of the three founders of the Anarchist Communist Federation, which later became the Anarchist Federation.
He was a tireless militant for his class and he will sorely be missed. A short obituary can be seen here.
Organised by London group of Anarchist Federation at 2pm on Sunday February 22nd at Autonomy Club, Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel HIgh Street, London E1. Let us know if you would like to speak about Colin/attend.