Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice Frank McGuinness, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Across the Somme Tony Judt, A Grand Illusion? An Essay on Europe V.I. Lenin, The State and Revolution Raif Badawi, 1000 Lashes (Because I Say What I Think) […]Read more "Reading list for 2018"
“When I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on.” George Orwell, from ‘Homage to Catalonia’. / “Cuando veo a un obrero de carne y hueso en conflicto con su enemigo natural, el policía, no tengo que preguntarme de lado de quién estoy.” George Orwell, ‘Homenaje a Cataluña.’Read more "Catalonia: Spain at a crossroads"
“The revolution and women’s liberation go together. We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky.”Read more "Thomas Sankara, 30 years on"
“What matters to those who aspire to control our lives is not skin pigment or gender, or whether or not we are gay, but the class we serve.” John PilgerRead more "27th July 1967: Its legacy and lessons"
“Those are undeniable truths.” Ho Chi Minh on the American Declaration of IndependenceRead more "In defence of America"
The month of March saw the passing of Martin McGuinness, former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, following a short illness. His funeral attracted illustrious and diverse figures from far and wide; from Irish folksinger Christy Moore to Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi, from Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster to former US President Bill Clinton, […]Read more "Martin McGuinness (1950-2017)"
“Manchester is the belly and guts of the nation” – George OrwellRead more "Reactions to Manchester: The good, the bad and the ugly."