Philip Sansom

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Philip Richard Sansom (19 September 1916 – 24 October 1999) was an anarchist writer and activist.

Sansom began working life as a commercial artist. During the Second World War he was a conscientious objector, and worked in farming for a while. From 1943 he worked on War Commentary, a wartime substitute for the anarchist paper Freedom. With his co-editors Vernon Richards and John Hewetson, he was tried at the Old Bailey in 1945[1] and imprisoned for nine months for conspiring to publish an article allegedly inciting soldiers to disaffect from their duty or allegiance. He was a charismatic orator at Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, and elsewhere in the 1950s and 1960s.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Obituary The Independent
  2. ^ Obituary The Guardian


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