Book of the week – Europe’s Fault Lines

Europe’s Fault LinesRacism and the rise of the rightLiz feketeVerso Books One thing we all know is that we live in dangerous times. Are these times more dangerous than previously deemed ones? It’s hard to tell but those generations didn’t have social media or the exposure that we now have. Feteke tries to remind us … Continue reading Book of the week – Europe’s Fault Lines

Book of the week – Lights in the distance

Lights in the distanceExile and refuge at the borders of Europe Daniel trillingVerso books I have been going through a bad time for the past 12 months. When my father died last February I was 49. I had a lifetime of memories of him. A life of sporting events we travelled together to. A lifetime … Continue reading Book of the week – Lights in the distance

Book of the Week – Extreme Cities

Extreme cities Ashley Dawson Verso books 50% of the worlds population lives 25 miles or less from sea water. That is expected to increase to 75% in a small number of years. I’m telling you we’re doomed. Well Dawson isn’t quite saying that but you know. Climate change? Devastation. Maybe if you start running now?? … Continue reading Book of the Week – Extreme Cities

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