This is our third and final communique from the outer fringes of British Maoism…
Referring to Conquer the World / RCM The Encyclopaedia of Anti-Revisionism Online says simply this:
“A splinter, seemingly based in the Kurdish struggle, emerged in 1989. Calling itself ’the Revolutionary Vanguard in Britain,’ it produced Red Rebel, (six issues at least appeared during 1990/91) which had a limited circulation.”
Red Rebel had a similar style to CTW with some great graphics and slogans, an obsession with pigs and dinosaurs and perhaps an attempt to appeal more to proletarian youth.
However, it was also a substantial magazine which regularly contained a theoretical supplement “Bullets”.
Issue 3 on Trotskyism and the SWP, issue 5 on the liberation of Ireland and issue 6 on learning from the Peoples’ War in Peru.
Also in issue 6 we see an advert for a student paper- Shining Path.
We have never seen a copy. It would be great to get one if it existed but it seems the Revolutionary Vanguard group folded shortly after this.
Besides the magazine, they also issued a series of standalone leaflets under the title Red Rebel Flying-High Flyers. Again we don’t have any of these…
Our archive contains 4 out of the 6 issues of Red Rebel published between 1990 and 1991.