Anti-Mass. The Red Sunshine Gang.


n.p.: The Red Sunshine Gang, [ca. 1970]. First edition. Three corner-stapled 8 ½” x 14” sheets, 6 pp. An influential anarchist document produced by the unidentified Red Sunshine Gang allegedly comprised of anti-war and community activists in the Berkeley area. Essentially a blueprint for collective organizing, the authors contribute an innovative analysis of class vs. mass organizing and predict, “The most viable organizational form for [the next five or ten years] will likely be thousands of rather small collectives or affinity groups, carrying out individual projects.” The Gang’s approach was refreshing for members of the New Left who were disillusioned by either Leninist or liberal models of organizing. Most commonly republished under the title “Anti-Mass: Methods of Organization for Collectives,” it is still referenced within anarchist and community organizing milieus. Although records for the various reprint editions exist in OCLC, we were unable to find a record for this seemingly initial edition. Scarce thus. Corners slightly folding, horizontal crease, else Fine. Item #05780

Price: $175.00