Red Mole publication established

John Lennon demonstrating with a copy of Red Mole


In March 1970, The Black Dwarf’s editorial board split over differences of Leninism. A second newspaper was established, Red Mole, which Tariq Ali edited alongside an editorial board with an IMG (International Marxist Group) majority. Red Mole was a “revolutionary internationalist” paper that carried a broad range of left-wing opinion. John was a regular reader and prominent supporter of the paper, seen at home in Tittenhurst reading the publication and brandishing it on demonstrations.

John Lennon at home in Tittenhurst reading a copy of Red Mole.

John Lennon at home in Tittenhurst reading a copy of Red Mole on 3 August 1971.

For more information about the history of Red Mole, follow this link to its dedicated archive. Opens in a new window.

For more information on the Trotskyist International Marxist Group and Red Mole, follow this link. Opens in a new window.

Read the full blog: The Beatle, The Bankie & The Bouquet .

Photo montage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Jimmy Reid and in front of the Titan crane in the former shipyards of Clydebank

The full story behind John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s donation to Clyde shipbuilders of the UCS in 1971 as he went from Beatle to political and peace activist.

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