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Radical Lives

Jeffrey Haas, 'The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther'

Lawrence Hill Books, 2010; ISBN 978-1-556-527-65-4, 376pp, £22.50


Albie Sachs, 'The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law'

OUP, 2009; ISBN 978 0 199 571 79 6; 320pp; £19.99


Keith Mothersson 8 May 1948 - 3 July 2009

Sometimes in your life you find yourself under the influence of a powerful personality: it could be a lover, a political leader, an author, or a spiritual teacher.

Saro-Wiwa justice

13 years after the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni human rights activists Shell was brought to court in New York for complicity with the Nigerian government for these stat

Elnora Ferguson (1929-2008)

What amazes me, looking back, is how little I knew about Elnora Ferguson’s life in the post-Cold War years when I encountered her as Chair of the National Peace Council.

Mark Steel, 'What's Going On? The Meanderings of a Comic Mind in Confusion'

Simon and Schuster, 2008; ISBN 978-1847372819; 256pp; £12.99


Sheila Rowbotham, ' Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love'

Verso, 2008; ISBN 9781844672950; 534pp; £24.99


Chomsky at 80

It is customary to mark significant dates in a scholar’s life with a festschrift – a publication containing original work in fields that the honoured academic has been involved in.

Dying on the inside

At the time of going to press (and almost a month after she died) the exact cause of Pauline Campbell’s death remains unclear.

The Catonsville Nine

”Some ten or twelve of us (the number is still uncertain)