2017 Verso Radical Diary

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The Verso 2017 Radical Diary >>> a weekly planner with significant dates in radical history from Spartacus to #blacklivesmatter; the English Civil War to the American War of Independence; through to the Russian Revolution, slave rebellions and the movements of ‘68, and Occupy.

The 2017 Verso Radical Diary is the perfect diary for combining your 2017 plans with historically radical events and dates.

See our Instagram account (and below) for lots more photos of the diary, inside and out!

Includes entries such as:

March 1, 1954: Lolita Lebrón and comrades open fire on the US House of Representatives in the struggle for Puerto Rican independence. "I did not come to kill anyone, I came to die for Puerto Rico"

January 5, 1971: "Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings. And the practice of disappearing vast numbers of people from poor, immigrant, and racially marginalized communities has literally become big business" - Angela Davis declares her innocence over the kidnapping and murder of a judge.

See also these new editions of classic Verso texts - ideal radical reading for the new year:

The Verso Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance is a compendium of revolt and resistance throughout the ages, updated for 2016 to include resistance to war and economic oppression from Beijing and Cairo to Moscow and New York City.

The Communist Manifesto / The April Theses is a new beautiful edition of the Communist Manifesto, combined with Lenin’s key revolutionary tract in a flip format design (i.e. turn the book upside down and you have another).



Photos from inside the diary:


FBI "Wanted" poster for civil rights activist Robert F. Williams. October 5, 1959: Williams' Black Armed Guard fires on Ku Klux Klan members riding past a member's house in North Carolina. "Nowwhere in the annals of history does the record show a people delivered from bondage by patience alone" - We Must Fight Back

June 28, 1969: Riots begin at New York City's Stonewall Inn in response to a police raid. "We are the Stonewall girls / We wear our hair in curls / We don't wear underwear / We show our pubic hair".



March 1, 1954: Lolita Lebron and comrades open fire on the US House of Representatives in the struggle for Puerto Rican independence. "I did not come to kill anyone, I came to die for Puerto Rico"


"Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings. And the practice of disappearing vast numbers of people from poor, immigrant, and racially marginalized communities has literally become big business" - Angela Davis declares her innocence over the kidnapping and murder of a judge, January 5, 1971