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Black Flag (newspaper)
Black Flag (Organ Of The Anarchist Black Cross) is the name of a British anarchist newspaper, mainly known for its coverage of international anarchist politics as well as supporting "class war" prisoners. Black Flag was founded by Albert Meltzer and Stuart Christie in 1970.
The name of the periodical is drawn from the black flag, which is a traditional anarchist symbol. The black flag symbol dates back to the 1880s, predating the better-known "Circle A" symbol by at least half a century.
Historically, there have been other Black Flag periodicals published by anarchists. A French anarchist paper was published under the name Le Drapeau Noir ("The Black Flag"), which existed for several years until its demise in 1882. The Japanese anarchist group Black Youth League (formed 1925) started publishing a journal named Kurohata in 1945. Kurohata translates to "Black Flag".
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