Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PIE: The Call for Lawyers, Social Workers and Medics

A closer look at PIE's first two newsletters: A wider call to rally legal and medical professionals for their support and Righton's 1973 report into Larchgrove Assessment Centre, Springboig, Glasgow.

In the beginning was a newsletter, a pre-drafted constitution, and a questionnaire. A campaigning organisation was to be built through gathering and politicising its subscribers.

For the first 6 months Michael Hanson, Executive Committee member of the Scottish Minorities Group and a University of Edinburgh student in his final year, was responsible for postal enquiries and producing the newsletter.

PIE's initial and very brief information sheet (Newsletter No 1, November 1974), dispatched in reply to inquiries received from their first advert in Gay News, made it clear that the only current benefit of membership was a newsletter.  (more...)

Canadian connection?

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