Book of the Week: Hara Hotel

Hara hotel A tale of Syrian refugees in Greece Teresa thornhill Verso books In what really is a tragic indie t if how we have not come as a civilization here is another book of harrowing stories from refugee camp. Teresa thornhill was moved by pictures she saw of human suffering. Moved so much that … Continue reading Book of the Week: Hara Hotel

Book of the Week: Disaster Capitalism

Disaster Capitalism Making a killing out of catastrophe Anthony loewenstein Verso Books I remember that Dead Kennedys lyric from Holiday in Cambodia so well. “Kiss ass while you bitch So you can get rich While your boss gets richer off you”. That last line in particular resonated as I entered the workforce and looked to … Continue reading Book of the Week: Disaster Capitalism

Book of the Week: Violent Borders by Reece Jones

Violent Borders Refugees and the right to move Reece Jones Verso books I am amazed at how it is so much easier to love capital and goods than people. We seem to worry that people born outside our lands somehow want to uproot and move in. Of course the opposite can happen. It’s ok for … Continue reading Book of the Week: Violent Borders by Reece Jones

Book of the week – The new poverty

The new poverty Stephen armstrong Verso books Being verso this isn’t really a story but a statement of facts. Some up facts which are just a magnified version of our own inequality. In 2015 1 and a 1/4 million people were facing destitution. This mean that over 300,000 people faved two or more the following … Continue reading Book of the week – The new poverty

Book of the Week – Out of the Wreckage – George Monbiot

Out of the wreckage A new politics for an age of crisis George monbiot Verso How many dinner parties have you been at in recent times when you have righted all the worlds wrongs? I know most of the ones that I go to have some discussion around housing and jobs and sport. We tend … Continue reading Book of the Week – Out of the Wreckage – George Monbiot

Book of the week – The Devil and Mr Casement

The devil and mr casement Jordan Goldman Verso books Previously i reviewed King Leopold's ghost, a book loaned to me by a union activist. On return of that I was given a different but similar missive, the devil and mr casement. While King Leopold's was about the Congo and the suffering imposed on its population … Continue reading Book of the week – The Devil and Mr Casement

Verso Books end of year mayhem

Verso: The Year in Review I received the following mail from Verso, now is your chance to read about the Village Against the World or how we can demand the Future. ***** You can still download the Verso 2015 Mixtape: a FREE ebook compilation of extracts from some of our best books this year! With contributions from Patrick … Continue reading Verso Books end of year mayhem

La Lucha – The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights In Mexico

The Story Of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico Jon Sack Published by Front Line Defenders verso books www.versobooks.com Human Rights is such a well worn phrase. Like political correctness (what's so wrong with being correct?) it is used in countless different ways but really it boils down to humans having basic rights, freedom … Continue reading La Lucha – The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights In Mexico

The Village Against the world by Dan Hancox

Village against the world Dan Hancox Verso Back when I first started to listen to music, I mean really started to listen to music, the bands that made it my ears were very idealistic. 'Meat Is Murder', the Smiths Exclaimed! Elvis Costello sang about Olivers Army prior to that and even OMD were singing anti … Continue reading The Village Against the world by Dan Hancox