Goodbye Agitprop

LONDON: Agitprop, East London’s leading alternative bookshop is to close on February 5.

Agitprop, run by a collective from a store in Bethnal Green Road, broadened its interests to include being an information service and the home of many East London alternative groups – such as the East London GLF. It has to close because the members of the collective find it impossible to carry on.

Andy and Pauline Conroy are faced with charges of conspiracy to get guns. Ruth and Harris are being hassled over their visas. Under these pressures, they say, they can’t plan for the future.

The Agitprop collective says: “We each feel the need to change in different ways, we feel we must end our involvement in the projects occurring here and help others in the libertarian movement.”

ED: With agitprop closing the laternative loses its major beach-head in the East of London. We would thank Agitprop for being friendly and honest dealers. Without the setup it would be more difficult to start anything new, like Gay News, and we would thank them for their help in giving us information, and acting as a very friendly outlet.

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