Authors

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    Lynne Segal

    “A powerful manifesto for dealing with the march of time.” – Observer
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    Marcus Rediker

    "Rediker's work on piracy ... has revolutionised not only the way we see pirates, but also the way we understand the history of political institutions in the West." — London Review of Books
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    Shlomo Sand

    “Extravagantly denounced and praised.” – New York Times
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    Karen E. Fields

    "I love the simple elegance with which they hammer home that race is a montrous fiction, racism is a monstrous crime." —Junot Díaz
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    Melissa Gira Grant

    “Hugely influential ... a must read.” – Chris Hayes
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    Paul Buhle

    “The best-informed and most sincere left-wing scholar I know.”– Harvey Pekar

Books

Events

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    July 10, 2014

    London, United Kingdom

    ICA

    A Visionary Rage: Pasolini's Saint Paul

    A screening of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s La Rabbia (The Rage), together with a panel discussion on the publication of Pasolini's Saint Paul
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    July 10, 2014

    London EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, London

    Architecture on Film

    An evening of screenings looking at design, architecture and environment across the world, including the UK Premiere of Torre David
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    July 17, 2014

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Aye Aye Books, CCA Glasgow

    Chris Bambery: Scotland's Past and Scotland's Future

    Chris Bambery seizes the opportunity offered by September's referendum to delve into the nation's real and oft-forgotten past.

Blog

  • The Case for Sanctions Against Israel

    Leading international voices argue for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel - ebook now available for free on our website.

    Three weeks into Israel's current assault on Gaza, the number of Palestinians killed has already exceeded 750, yet Israel fights on, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, including minors. The situation, now desperate, is the culmination of seven years of economic siege against the Palestinian population, in which Israel has virtually crushed the Palestinian economy by confining its goods and people to the open-air prison of the occupied territories.


    Palestinians inspect the debris of a destroyed house in Al Sheikh Redwan area in central Gaza City on July 21, 2014. Photo: Emad Nassar/Al Jazeera

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  • Sleep, You Dreamers! A 24-hour Competition

    THE COMPETITION IS OVER - THANKS TO ALL WHO JOINED IN OR JUST ENJOYED (OR TOLERATED) 24 HOURS OF SILLINESS. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE SUPER WINNER TOMORROW!

    It’s time to face facts; no one is getting enough sleep. The average North American now sleeps approximately six and a half hours a night, an erosion from eight hours a generation ago, and (hard as it is to believe) down from ten hours in the early twentieth century. Imagine!

    And we know who’s to blame. Within the globalist neoliberal paradigm, sleeping is for losers! A victim of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism! An uncompromising interruption of the theft of time! Well... no more! 



    We’re giving away 24 copies of 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep in a 24 hour period. That’s a lot of 24s but more importantly ONE BOOK EVERY HOUR. Plus it comes wrapped in your very own Verso tote bag. And all we want you to do is sleep. Sleep indoors, outdoors, under your desk, on your desk (watch the laptop), or to the side of your desk. Sleep at work or on your way to work: bus/train/plane or bike [healthandsafetydisclaimer]. Sleep eating, sitting, standing - the weirder the better. Wellness experts actually say that curling up in a ball on the floor is the healthiest way to deal with the non-stop agony of the workday! So find youself a nice spot and tweet us the evidence.

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  • ‘There can be no crisis of psychoanalysis’ Jacques Lacan interviewed in 1974

    In this interview given in 1974, Jacques Lacan prophetically warned of the dangers of the return of religion and of scientism. For him, psychoanalysis is the only conceivable rampart against contemporary anxieties. These are arguments of surprising present-day relevance.

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  • The Darkest Days reviewed in the Independent

    Douglas Newton's The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914 was included in the Independent's book round-up 'The Great War non-fiction: How Europe stumbled into suicide in 1914'. Guy Keleny, the Independent's letters editor, writes:

    If you want to understand how a Liberal cabinet decided to take Britain to war two days before the German invasion of Belgium, over the protests of a considerable peace movement, read Douglas Newton's eloquent The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914. But the sad truth is that in September 1914 Britain had only a choice of bad outcomes. Sitting pretty on top of the world, she had more to lose and less to gain from a great war than any other European player – whether she joined in or kept out.

    Visit the Independent to read the review in full.

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