Ramblings of Pawlowski

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A five-lined Wikipedia entry states what is, vaguely the extent of what even Leftist trainspotters, probably know about Paul Pawlowski and the fertile activities of a fringe character that is sometimes associated with the sixties’ ML movement. Speculation that organisations he is associated with may have originated as a split from the Working People’s Party of England are tendentious connections that are not based on a shared political genealogy . Pawlowski was arrested for his maoist activity when selling “the Little Red Book” at Hyde Park corner on August 8th 1967. Aged 40, Pawlowski was sentenced to three months imprisonment partly for refusing to pay fines for obstruction and use of obscene language. The Times records, he told the court, “We protest against fascist violence on the part of the police to interfere with the spreading of the thoughts of Chairman Mao. We protest at being illegally arrested and sent to Brixton prison without trial.” [The Times August 15th 1967]

https://woodsmokeblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/a-tale-of-3-arrests1967/ .

He may have, at one time for a short period been around the WPPE but his own sketchy account of his involvement lays the inspiration elsewhere:

There was Banner books shop nearby in Camden High Street. The shop window 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 people’s liberation army.
I took on his idea and improved it

What Britain needs is English republican ideology — Republican Party of England — English people’s liberation army. The monarch abdicate — Republican England is born.

Splitting from the Maoist scene he embarking upon a life-time dedication to campaigning for an English Republic. The English People’s Liberation Army was classed as “a paramilitary English nationalist organisation” because

“The Army’s ideology called for the independence of England some quote from “Judeo-fascist” forces, raising speculation that it could be regarded as “an early example of English Third-Positionism.” The Wikipedia entry – and all internet sources derived from it – states the EPLA

“According to the Dictionary of Terrorism, it was “extremely weak” but had “undertaken isolated bomb attacks”. In 1983, it claimed responsibility for a parcel bomb sent to the headquarters of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.”

A target delusional in the manner of the satirical Judah People Liberation Front type beloved by Monty Python fans.

Largely unknown on the Left, Pawlowski’s fringe activities included publishing under the title of Oliver Cromwell Republican Party of England

What is democracy? : What is fascism? : What is genocide? by Paul Pawlowski
1st edition published in 1993

Problems of the Republican Party of England : secretary’s report by Paul Pawlowski
1st edition published in 1993

The third world war has begun by Paul Pawlowski
English People’s Liberation Army Publication/ Oliver Cromwell Republican Party of England, 1995 9 pages

This negligible organisation, led by (very likely its single member) Paul Pawlowski, was later renamed the Republican Party of England, is best known in and around Bolton and Accrington “for its leader’s demonstration against the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981.”

Any evaluation of the contribution, influence or impact of his activities would be placed in a marginal footnote, a piece of sectarian curiosity. There was occasional reference in the local Lancashire papers such as the announcement of his ‘retirement’.

 

Republican rebel Paul set to abdicate

From the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, first published Saturday 1st Jun 1996.

THE LEADER of the one-man Republican Party of England has decided to step down, 15 years after he last hit the headlines.

Polish-born Paul Pawlowski has called it a day after more than two decades of fighting for the overthrow of the monarchy.

The 69-year-old from Water Street, Accrington, has been jailed three times since 1959 for staging demonstrations against the royal family.

Despite a constant battle with the authorities, Mr Pawlowski was never able to get official recognition of his party from the Home Office.

And last year even the Communist paper The Morning Star turned its back on the self-styled republican, refusing his adverts because they did not want to encourage subscribers to read his material.

Mr Pawlowski is currently on the look-out for someone to take his place at the forefront of the fight against the royals.

He said: “I would like an English republican to take over the secretaryship of the Republican Party of England.

“There is no money in it. It is an unpaid job and you could be ostracised. You could be assaulted. You could be arrested and imprisoned. “If war was to break out and English republicans rounded up, you could be the first hanged.”

The defiant anti-monarchist was jailed in 1981 for seven days after staging a solo demonstration outside Buckingham Palace.

At the time he was protesting against the cost of Prince Charles’s wedding to Lady Diana.

Mr Pawlowski also spent six months behind bars after he was arrested for distributing leaflets condemning the monarchy on Broadway in Accrington.

The republican had plans to set-up a Church of Aphrodite in his home town back in 1981. He claimed to be a high priest in the sect, which worships the Greek goddess of love.


Rambling thoughts, anti-Semitism and a hotch-pot of Greek and orientalist mysticism and conspiracy myopia beloved of internet from Pawlowski at http://indiaculture.net/talk/messages/128/10039.html?1252331010

e.g. a sample from his posting of August 17 2006 has at least the merits of biographic material:

A page of current history of England

In 1960s I read the Iliad in HMP Brixton.
Why! That’s polytheism — that’s 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 shop window 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 people’s liberation army.
I took on his idea and improved it

What Britain needs is English republican ideology — Republican Party of England — English people’s 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 left-wingers 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 salt mines 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.


Perhaps the last sentence a reference to the 1990 25-day prison protest?

The so-called Army’s ideology called for the independence of England from “Judeo-fascist” forces as proclaimed in this internet rant, entitled

Treasury war against Republican England

By: paul pawlowski on: 03.08.2007 http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/137098

Who is the Number One enemy of England?
English Republican is the Number One enemy of England.

I, Paul Pawlowski, am the Secretary of the Republican Party of England.
RPE stands for English Peoples Democratic Republic of England.

  • I am exposing JudaeoFascism over England
  • I am accusing Ariel Sharon of having sent Jew suicide pilots to crash into Twin Towers making War on Terror
  • I am stop the war activist
  • RPE is campaigning for Human Rights for Republican England
  • AngloSaxon JudaeoFascist Gordon Brown — the Boss of Treasury War Against the Enemies is treating me as Enemy Number One that MUST be destroyed.AngloSaxon JudaeoFascists have been keeping English Republican suppressed – Nay! extinct for One Thousand years now — today English Republicans are kept under House Arrest and kept silent like a cabbage.

    JudaeoFascist Treasury is making War on the Secretary’s pension savings.

    The Secretary has been in full employment in tool making till 77 and saving for his retirement.


Apollo Paradise on Earth is my country
Protect and Save Apollo Paradise on Earth is my religion
Vote for ME
let voice of republican England be heard in Parliament
paul pawlowski, Keeper
Muzeum Sczytaja
researching 50m Himalaya

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One thought on “Ramblings of Pawlowski

  1. A fascinating piece of research on one of the more oddball countercultural characters. I collected a reasonable amount of material during my research due to Pawlowski’s connections with Dave Cunliffe. I donated the Pawlowski material to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford if anyone’s research crosses with this.

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