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EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONARIES AND ALGERIAN INDEPENDENCE 1954-1962

Meeting to Launch Volume 10 Number 4 of Revolutionary History

This volume considers the course of the Algerian War 1954-1962, and the response of the French and European left. It gives the fullest account in English of the role of the revolutionary left in giving political and practical solidarity to the Algerian liberation struggle. It presents substantial extracts from Sylvain Pattieu’s Les camarades des frères (Paris 2002), and gives the fullest account of the role of Trotskyists in this period, drawing on documents and interviews with participants.

Speakers:  

Ian Birchall
Fritz Keller (Vienna – author of Internationalism in Practice: The Austrian Left and the Algerian Resistance.)
John Plant

Thursday 27 September, 6.30pm, at Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE: entry £2 redeemable against any purchase on the night.

Call 020 7637 1848 or e-mail events@bookmarks.uk.com to reserve your place.

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/meeting-to-launch-vol.-10-no.-4-of-revolutionary-history-european-revolutionaries-and-algerian-independence-1954-1962-london-27-september

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

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Ho Chi Minh

IN THE CROSSFIRE: ADVENTURES OF A VIETNAMESE REVOLUTIONARY

Just out:

Ngo Van’s
IN THE CROSSFIRE: Adventures of a Vietnamese Revolutionary

Translated by Ken Knabb, Hélène Fleury, Naomi Sager & Hilary Horrocks
Published by AK Press
296 pages, 70 illustrations. $19.95

Although the Vietnam War is still well known, few people are aware of the decades of struggles against the French colonial regime that preceded it, many of which had no connection with the Stalinists (Ho Chi Minh’s Communist Party). The Stalinists were ultimately victorious, but only after they systematically destroyed all the other oppositional currents.

This book is the story of those other movements and revolts, caught in the crossfire between the French and the Stalinists, told by one of the few survivors.

Ngo Van’s IN THE CROSSFIRE is one of those rare books like Voline’s “The Unknown Revolution” or Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia” that almost single-handedly unveil moments of hidden history — sublime moments when people break through the bounds of the “possible” and strive to create a life worthy of their deepest dreams and aspirations.

For more information on the book, including online excerpts, see: http://www.bopsecrets.org/vietnam/index.htm

To order the book, see: http://www.akpress.org/2010/items/inthecrossfire?affiliate_id=2573

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