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Turkish BookTHE ENEMY WITHIN: THE SECRET WAR AGAINST THE MINERS

30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION!

By Seumas Milne

“The definitive account of the strike—the best book on the Thatcher era.” – Naomi Klein

“A terrifying, frightening indictment of the British establishment.” – Owen Jones

See: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1655-the-enemy-within

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Margaret Thatcher branded the leaders of the 1984–85 miners’ strike “the enemy within.”

In this classic account, Seumas Milne reveals the astonishing lengths to which her government and its intelligence machine were prepared to go to destroy the power of Britain’s miners union. In this 30th anniversary edition new material brings the story up to date with further revelations about the secret war against organized labour and political dissent, and the devastating price paid for the Thatcher administrations onslaught by communities across Britain.

Read more:

The Enemy Within: The 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike in the Guardian

http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/1540-the-enemy-within-the-30th-anniversary-of-the-miners-strike-in-the-guardian

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Seumas Milne is a columnist and Associate Editor on the Guardian and the paper’s former Comment Editor. He was previously the Guardian’s Labour Editor and a staff journalist on the Economist. He is the author of The Enemy Within and co-author of Beyond the Casino Economy.

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“The most important exposé of contemporary political Britain I have read.” – John Pilger

“Riveting. It knocks spots off the usual ‘whodunnit.’” – Guardian

“An astonishing book.” – The Nation

“A tribute to detailed journalistic investigation … strips away the myths and lies.” – New Statesman

“One of the most remarkable demolition jobs ever.” – Spectator

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Paperback / 472 pages / ISBN: 9781781683422 / MARCH 2014 / £12.99

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK

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To learn more about THE ENEMY WITHIN and to purchase a copy please visit
http://www.versobooks.com/books/1655-the-enemy-within

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Nietzsche

Nietzsche

TRISTANO

By Nanni Balestrini

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This book is unique as no other novel can claim to be: one of 109,027,350,432,000 possible variations of the same work of fiction. A love story with infinite possibilities

AVAILABLE NOW: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1518-tristano

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Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde, Tristano was first published in 1966 in Italian. But only recently has digital technology made it possible to realize the author’s original vision. The novel comprises ten chapters, and the fifteen pairs of paragraphs in each of these are shuffled anew for each published copy. No two versions are the same. The random variations between copies enact the variegations of the human heart, as exemplified by the lovers at the center of the story.

The copies of the English translation of Tristano are individually numbered, starting from 10,000 (running sequentially from the Italian and German editions). Included is a foreword by Umberto Eco explaining how Balestrini’s experiment with the physical medium of the novel demonstrates ‘that originality and creativity are nothing more than the chance handling of a combination’.

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Read Nanni Balestrini’s interview with Lizzy Davies in THE GUARDIAN here
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/13/nanni-balestrini-tristano-novel-technology

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“The emotional highs and lows of the story are all the more touching for being framed within Balestrini’s subtle, understated language.” – Juliet Jacques, NEW STATESMAN

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/02/nanni-balestrinis-tristano-love-story-100-trillion-possible-plotlines

“Balestrini’s experiment focuses on attacking the twin myths of the creative genius and culture as property.” – RHIZOME

“Goodbye Gutenberg. Many alternative ways of spreading the adventure of literature are emerging. This exercise by Balestrini is absolutely central.” – LA STAMPA

“Finally the historical impasse between literature and new media… turns into an opportunity to create something radically new.” – Aldo Nove, IL SOLE 24 ORE

“Balestrini has created with Tristano a kind of poetry of the language … promoting language to the role of protagonist, that is of hero, and where in traditional novels language voices the hero’s thoughts and actions, in this new Tristano language voices itself and celebrates its wide number of opportunities and movements.” – Angelo Guglielmi, L’UNITA

“The most impressive feat of publishing in ages.” – BLACKWELL’S OXFORD

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Nanni Balestrini was born in Milan in 1935 and was a member of the influential avant-garde Gruppo 63, along with Umberto Eco and Eduardo Sanguineti. He is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including ‘Blackout’ and ‘Ipocalisse’, and novels such as ‘Tristano’, ‘Vogliamo Tutto’, and ‘La Violenza Illustrata’.

During the notorious mass arrests of writers and activists associated with Autonomy, which began in 1979, Balestrini was charged with membership of an armed organization and with subversive association. He went underground to avoid arrest and fled to France. As in so many other cases, no evidence was provided and he was acquitted of all the charges.

He currently lives in Rome, where he runs the monthly magazine of cultural intervention ‘Alfabeta2’ with Umberto Eco and others.

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Paperback, 128 pages / ISBN: 9781781681695 / February 2014 / $25.00 / £14.99 / $28.00CAN

To learn more about TRISTANO and to purchase the book visit  http://www.versobooks.com/books/1518-tristano

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Ageing Process

Ageing Process

PORTRAYING AGEING

Portraying Ageing: Cultural Assumptions and Practical Implications

Monday 28 April 2014

9.30am – 4.45pm

British Library, Conference Centre, London NW1 2DB

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to explore how age and ageing is represented in and through art, literature, media, medicine, education, policy, practice, language, communities and culture – in the process engaging and linking creative, academic, political, and personal perspectives. Delegates will come away with a better understanding of the assumptions made about ageing, the implications of these assumptions, and how these may be challenged.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Lynne Segal, Birkbeck, University of London (author of Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing) Speakers and presenters include: • Debora Price, King’s College London • David Cutler, Baring Foundation • Julia Twigg, University of Kent • Hannah Zeilig, University of the Arts London • Jackie Reynolds, Staffordshire University • James Lloyd, Strategic Society Centre • Wendy Martin, Brunel University • Angus Hanton, The Intergenerational Foundation • Jo Angouri, University of Warwick • Gilly Crosby, Centre for Policy on Ageing • Simone Bacchini, British Library

Cost: £15 (£10 concessions)

Registration includes lunch, tea and coffee. Pre-booking is essential.

Booking information: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event159401.html

For enquiries, please contact Simone Bacchini at simone.bacchini@bl.uk or +44(0)20 7412 7295

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Forest Gate Hotel

Forest Gate Hotel

FOREST ROOTS – DAI AND THE RAMBLERS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Just a quick reminder to let you know that next Friday we have zydeco and cajun band Dai and the Ramblers, see: http://www.daiprice.com and featuring our very own Flats Family Band member Alan Dunn as well as other notable musicians.

Check out their website. They will be ably supported by local acts and surprise guests.
If you’d like to perform please get in touch at: foreatroots@gmail.com .
So that’s Dai Price and the Ramblers at Forest Roots on Friday, 28th March, at the Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0LW

Starts 8.30pm

BR Forest Gate, or WansteadPark

Buses: 86, 25, 330, 58, 308

 

Looking forward to seeing you
stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

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Education

Education

THE PRIMARY EDUCATION DEBATE – MATHS IN FOCUS

The Primary Education Debate – Maths in Focus, to be held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, on Wednesday April 30th 2014.

It will be of interest to any primary teacher and to other people interested in what is happening in Primary Education, especially in the area of Maths education.

See for more information: www.uea.ac.uk/edu/news-and-events

Thanks

Sue Cox

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The Island

The Island

ISLAND CITIES AND URBAN ARCHIPELAGOS

21-25 October, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

www.islanddynamics.org/islandcities.html

This conference will consider cities located on islands, past and present — both cities based on small islands or archipelagos (New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Venice, Amsterdam, etc.) and major population centres of larger islands or archipelagos (Reykjavik, Taipei, Palermo, Havana, Honolulu, etc.). The conference will explore how island status influences urban development, common attributes of island cities worldwide, and the opportunities that islandness presents for developing urban cultures and economies. It will also consider how and why different island cities have developed in different ways.

Keynote Speakers: Saskia Sassen, Godfrey Baldacchino, Jon Pierre, Jonathan Pugh, Brenda S.A. Yeoh, and Christian Wichmann Matthiessen

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2014

Please e-mail Adam Grydehøj at agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org for more information.

 

Jonathan Pugh

Senior Academic Fellow in Territorial Governance

Room 2.24a (4th FloorDayshBuilding)

Department of Geography

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

NewcastleUniversity

Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne and Wear

NE1 7RU

UK

Latest paper: Pugh J. Speaking Without Voice: Participatory Planning, Acknowledgment, and Latent Subjectivity in Barbados. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 2013, 103(5), 1266-1281.

Latest book: Pugh J, ed. What is radical politics today?.Basingstoke: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009.

“Jonathan Pugh gathers some of the most innovative and insightful voices from Britain and beyond to stage a series of debates on the central issues facing radical politics today. This collection is a model for the kinds of discussion we need to move forward.” (Michael Hardt, co-author of Empire).

 

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Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology

4th ANNUAL PRIMARY CARE ETHICS CONFERENCE: ETHICS EDUCATION AND LIFELING LEARNING

The Royal Society of Medicine

http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/gpe06.php

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The meeting aims to be 4th annual event which has as its main aim the creation and maintenance of a body of knowledge and a community of scholars and practitioners engaged in the ethics of primary healthcare.
This meeting will bring together academics, educators, practitioners, ethicists and managers and others involved in the planning and delivery of primary care in an interdisciplinary event which will explore the ethical choices that clinicians make every day in commonplace situations.
The objectives for the meeting are:
– To define what ethical issues arise in primary care
– To seek to make explicit some of the implicit assumptions, choices and values expressed by clinicians
– To look specifically at current professional and public concerns concerning ethics education in the primary healthcare workforce
– To discuss existing and future research in this area, including how such research may be supported
– To provide a forum where delegates who are involved in research education and/or practice can share experience and expertise

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