BLACK DWARF VOL 14 No 23, 24 &
Ken Clay (editor)
Format 6" x 9" 263 pages
was a political and cultural newspaper
published between May 1968 and 1972 by a collective of
socialists in the United Kingdom.
It is often identified with Tariq Ali who edited and published
the newspaper until 1970, when the editorial board split between
Leninist and non-Leninist currents.
Leninists, including Ali and other members of the International
Marxist Group, went on to found the
newspaper published a special edition
in autumn 1968 devoted entirely to the
of Che Guevara, in a translation first
in the United States.
It included an introduction by Fidel Castro. This edition
appeared to be in response to a version of the diaries put out
by "some publishers in league with those who murdered Che".
editorial and production group included Ali, Clive Goodwin,
Robin Fior, David Mercer, Mo Teitlebaum, Douglas Gill, Adrian
Mitchell, Sheila Rowbotham Bob Rowthorn, D.A.N. Jones, Sean
Thompson, Neil Lyndon, Roger Tyrrell and Fred Halliday.
took its name from the 19th-century
radical paper of that name which was first published in 1817.