The Life of C.L.R. James

The Life of C.L.R. James

The British radical left and their prodigious publications in the 1970s were quite influential on young northerners like myself and introduced a new generation to voices like Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Patrice Lumumba, Julius Nyerere, and Aimé Césaire, to name but a...
Rewriting History or Parallel Lines?

Rewriting History or Parallel Lines?

Sam Thompson writes and occasionally lectures on history. A former RUC officer, he wrote his first novel, Nights in Armour, under a nom de plume, which I reviewed back in 2017. An updated version of the novel was published by Mercier Press in 2019. Sam now describes...
Rewriting The Troubles

Rewriting The Troubles

This week’s Andersonstown News reviews Patrick Anderson’s book on Ireland and Algeria* with its indepth account of the propaganda war during the conflict and which continues to this day, especially with the electoral rise of Sinn Fein. The book is reviewed...
Curious Journey Continues

Curious Journey Continues

The writer and journalist Roy Greenslade reviewed Curious Journey in the Andersonstown News to coincide with a new issue of the book with a fresh introduction placing in context our most recent conflict with the Tan War and Civil War. THE title of this book could not...
Campaign for Basque Prisoners

Campaign for Basque Prisoners

A report from a Basque comrade on protests around the continued imprisonment, after thirty years, of three political prisoners. The north of the Basque Country, or the so called ‘French part’, came to a standstill yesterday as a series of demonstrations took place to...