New York: Liberated Guardian Worker's Collective, 1970-1973. First Edition. Liberated Guardian was a left-wing publication founded in the Spring of 1970, when a group of Guardian workers who went on strike and decided to start a new, collectively-run newspaper. There were allegations of sexism and exploitation, as well as strong political differences between the the offended faction and the mother publication. Guardian offices were seized in the dispute, and the front page of the premiere issue (the "Liberation Issue") features a large photograph of the staff standing in the fire escapes waving clenched fists. Liberated Guardian took a strong, armed-struggle line, as evidenced by the variety of domestic and international causes it supported and covered: Black Panthers, the Castro regime, struggles in Indo-China, North Africa, and the Chinese cultural revolution, et al. As with many UPS papers from the period, publication was irregular due to disputes, infighting, and ideological differences; publication ceased in 1973 due to a second split. Runs of this size uncommon in the trade. 39 tabloid issues (43.5cm); illustrated newsprint wrappers. A near-complete run (lacking Vol.1, No.15 only), dated from April, 1970 - February, 1973, with the sequence running as follows: Vol.1, Nos.1-14, 16-21; Vol.2, Nos.1-11; Vol.3, Nos.1-8. Occasional toning and light wear to extremities, some trivial spine wear to a handful of issues, with a shallow nick to spine-fold on Vol.1, No.1; Vol.3, No.8 has paper loss to upper left corner from p.3-16; a Near Fine, unfolded run.