The writer, poet, broadcaster and regular Socialist Worker columnist Michael Rosen has been gaining wide recognition of late with his recent appointment as children’s laureate.
This new collection of Michael’s poetry draws together a selection of his most explicitly political work over the past three decades.
It includes “Who Killed Blair Peach?” from 1980, marking the death of the Anti Nazi League protester and London school teacher at the hands of the Special Patrol Group.
Other highlights include the extraordinary “Songs For The Dead”, a three part poem composed in the wake of the 7 July 2005 London bombings.
The poems in Fighters For Life have been specially selected by Michael and all proceeds from the book go to the Friends of Bookmarks appeal.
They are all introduced with a short essay from Michael outlining some ideas as to what poetry is about and what it can achieve politically.
This new book by Chris Harman, editor of the International Socialism journal, looks at the potential for overthrowing capitalism today.
It outlines how diverse evils such as poverty, inequality and war have a single root cause in the capitalist system – and examines how radical mass movements of resistance across the globe can lead to revolutionary change.
These books and more will be available from the Bookmarks store at this year’s Marxism festival » www.marxismfestival.org.uk
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