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Post by Entfremdung on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:10 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_People's_Liberation_Army

Maoist origins and anti-Semitic rhetoric? Strange. Possibly an early example of English Third-Positionism. It would be interesting to know more about their platform and to what degree they retained revolutionary socialist ideas or had fallen into reactionary nationalism.
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Post by Entfremdung on Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:00 am

Seems to have been based around one crazy old Polish immigrant named Paul Pawlowski.  Here, in one of his relatively more lucid moments, he gives a history of sorts.

A page of current history of England

In 1960s I read the Iliad in HMP Brixton.  Why! Thats polytheism -- thats my religion i decided. in 1970s I opened Temple of Aphrodite Pandemos in my one room in Tooting. Landlord told me to get out -- evicted. I moved to empty house in Charington Road squat. There was Banner books shop nearby in Camden High street. The shopwindow was Red with little red books bust of chairman Mao in the middle. Indian man Bijour was the shopkeeper.

I am having lunch in Cypriot restaurant with my lady when Bijour comes in sits with us at our table and we talk. Bijour says What Britain needs is British peoples liberation army. I took on his idea and improved it

What Britain needs is English republican ideology -- Republican party of England -- English peoples liberation army.
The monarch abdicate -- Republican England is born.

I bought a house in Accrington -- turned it into HQ of English Peoples Liberation Army. Got raided by Special Branch.
What is the strength of the English Peoples Liberation Army? the SB officer asked. Military secret I replied. I think you are regimental Number One he said. I drafted a petition for the Queen to abdicate let England be Republic. Went with it to meeting in Birmingham. It was leftwingers rally -- about 200 signed my petition for the Queen to abdicate. Encouraged by the response I convened a meeting at the Rising Sun pub near Victoria coach station. Five comrades came -- we drunk pint and talked English Republic. Encouraged - I drafted English Republican leaflet -- published by Paul Pawlowski, Secretary, Republican Party of England. The feedback was abusive -- To saltmines in Siberia with you you foreigner! They didn't like the name ...ski. Printed another leaflet -- same text only this time published by Thomas Smith, Secretary of Republican Party of England. Now the feedback was normal -- some agreed -- some asking for more info -- some supported some against -- normal.

Went with it to Camden Town Hall where the Daily Worker had a fete. The police at the entrance took notice of the name Thomas Smith -- the police was on the lookout for that Thomas Smith -- got raided by Special Branch officers I continued with placard and leaflet calling for England to be Republic. Got arrested for it in the street in Accrington -- the magistrate said Three months. With Clenched Fist salute I cried out Victory to the English Peoples Liberation Army! Local newspaper carried report about it.

In HMP Strangeways prison officers were asking me

Tell us where is the English Peoples Liberation Army and we all go there and join it.

HMP prison officers were the first recruits to EPLA.
HMP Strangeways was burned down -- it was burning for many days.

Read more here, including many of his more bizarre ideas: http://indiaculture.net/talk/messages/128/10039.html?1252331010
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