To our LeftWord Books Community.
We are delighted to share with you news of our new books, what to anticipate for the rest of the year and what we have planned for 2017 (particularly towards commemoration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution).
1. What's out.
Part of the mission of LeftWord Books is to promote interest in the history of Communism. Along that grain, we kicked off our new series - Communist Histories - with the first volume. This book, with deeply researched[...]
In volume 1, Lisa Armstrong has an essay that is - in many ways - the prehistory of her book on AIDWA. That essay - Indian Peasant Women’s Activism in a Hot Cold War - demonstrates how Indian communists built a mass movement in the aftermath of the Bengal Famine of 1943, and in connections with anti-imperialists across the globe. It was the combination of international connections and a deep commitment to organising peasant women that enabled the women in the communist movement to have a m[...]
In today's AlterNet, Vijay's frustrations run dry - http://www.alternet.org/world/bombs-not-effective-war-terror.
'The monstrous anger of the guns continues. Space for a peace process desiccates. The Saudi-Yemen discussions fell apart on Sunday, while the Syrian peace process lifts few hopes. There is no real conversation towards peace in Afghanistan or Libya. Hope in aerial bombardment as the prophylactic for peace is absurd. It has given us instability and chaos. Other roads ha[...]