Two (extremely positive and sympathetic) histories of Rock Against Racism (RAR) and the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) have been published in the last few years: namely:

Dave Renton. When We Touched the Sky: The Anti-Nazi League 1977-1981. (Cheltenham: New Clarion Press, 2006).

Ian Goodyer. Crisis Music: The Cultural Politics of Rock Against Racism. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).

There’s also a placeholder for an apparently forthcoming Rock Against Racism archive web site.

A reassertion (and reappraisal) of the anarchist (and specifically the anarcho-punk) critique of both organisations is long overdue…