I am happy to announce that Jon Piccini and I will be launching the book that we have co-edited with Matthew Worley, The Far Left in Australian since 1945, at Historical Materialism Sydney next month. Joining Jon and I will be contributors Ana Stevenson and Isabelle Barrett Meyering, as well as Hannah Forsyth.
The launch will be at the University of Sydney Business School on Thursday 13 December at 4.15pm. More details about HM Sydney are here.
If you can’t attend the book launch, you can still pick the book up on sale for only $40 from Routledge here. Or if you’re in Melbourne, grab a copy from the New International Bookshop.
I am very happy to announce that for the new paperback editions of Against the Grain and Waiting for the Revolution – our two books on the British far left from 1956 – Manchester University Press have designed new covers for each volume. Inspired by the left-wing pamphlets of the 1970s, Matt and I are excited to see them!
The new edition of Against the Grain is available to order now from here.
The new edition of Waiting for the Revolution is available for pre-order here. It will be published in March 2019.
This is just a quick announcement to let you all know that the paperback edition of my book British Communism and the Politics of Race will be out next month through Haymarket Books. You can pre-order it now here.
You can read an interview I did with Selim Nadi for the Historical Materialism blog about the book here. And you can read an interview I did Alex Carnovic for the CPGB’s Weekly Worker here.
I am excited to let you all know that the Verso Books blog published a piece by Jon Piccini and I on the old left, new left and the ‘long 1968’ in Australia. It is based on the introduction to our new book (co-edited with Matthew Worley), The Far Left in Australia since 1945, which will be published by Routledge in July.
You can pre-order the paperback version here. We will hopefully having a book launch in Melbourne in late August. More details to follow!
*SORRY, THIS DEAL SEEMS TO HAVE ENDED ALREADY. APOLOGIES!*
This is just a quick plug that you can get the paperback version of Against the Grain: The British Far Left from 1956 for under $US 10 via Amazon. I don’t how long the sale is for, but get it while you can!
I am very excited that my book project on the history of the NUS policy of no platform in the UK is moving forward. At the moment, I am on the lookout for further primary sources from no platform campaigns from the 1970s to the present (particularly from the 1980s and 1990s). So if anyone has any material relating to specific campaigns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am especially interested in any material relating to campaigns to prevent Enoch Powell and representatives of the apartheid regime in South Africa from speaking on university campuses in the mid-to-late 1980s.
In the meantime, you can also read this book chapter which gives an overview of the no platform policy in the 1970s and 1980s.
Comrades, just a quick announcement that until the end of the month, you can get the hardback version of Against the Grain: The British Far Left from 1956 for only £15! Order the book here from Manchester University Press. And check out the rest of the sale items here.