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”An inspiring book of poetry that should be in every home” – POETRY FOR THE MANY reviewed inThe Prisma

December 11, 2023
”Former leaders of the Labour Party and Unite the Union, Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey, are allies who share a love of poetry.”
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Jeremy Corbyn and Margaret Busby discuss POETRY FOR THE MANY at Burley Fisher Books

December 9, 2023
Listen to the full discussion on The Burley Fisher Podcast here.

"A defiant affirmation of all Mr Corbyn argued for" – POETRY FOR THE MANY reviewed in Camden New Journal

November 30, 2023
"The volume, titled Poetry for the Many, contains more than 50 poems selected and introduced by Mr Corbyn and his friend and comrade, the trade unionist Len McCluskey. The poems span a range of themes and movements and offer an insight into the long and distinctive poetic tradition to which socialism has given rise."
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POETRY FOR THE MANY featured in York Mix

November 29, 2023
“There is a poet in all of us and nobody should ever be afraid of sharing their poetry.”
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“Another Timber War Looms” — CANOPY OF TITANS authors Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate write for Earth Island Journal

November 28, 2023
IN APRIL 2020, the world is in lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. But in the foothills at the south end of Oregon’s Coast Range mountains, resource extraction is going full speed ahead. On Kenyon Mountain in eastern Coos County, about 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean, a crew of loggers is chopping down 51 acres of old-growth and mature trees. Some of these trees have been alive since George Washington was president, based on a count of rings on the stump. Maps say the closest town is the aptly named Remote, Oregon, a town so small it’s no longer mentioned in US census counts, yet long ago was important enough to merit a profile in the New York Times.
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“The Logjam in Biden’s $50 Billion Dollar Wildfire Plan” — CANOPY OF TITANS authors Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate write for Undark Magazine

November 23, 2023
Wildfires are a yearly threat to anyone living near a forest, grassland, or chaparral, which includes about half of all U.S. addresses. President Joe Biden’s administration has introduced an ambitious 10-year, $50 billion plan it claims will protect those homes, to be funded partly with taxpayer dollars and other sources yet to be determined. The administration’s plan focuses on a massive increase in logging across the country in order to reduce fuels in bone-dry forests. Very little will likely be spent on making homes near forests more fire resilient. But the fires in Paradise and Maui show that the administration is on the wrong course.
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“The Corruption Behind Starmer’s Rise Has Finally Been Exposed” – Paul Holden’s THE FRAUD featured by Novara Media

November 14, 2023
"The construction of the Starmer leadership, both strategically and financially, was an altogether shadowy, even shady, affair. Secret money flowed through an organisation that at the time presented itself as neutral regarding the party leadership but – as its website now openly acknowledges – was actually seeking to lever Starmer into power. According to the Sunday Times account, between 2017 and 2020 McSweeney failed to declare £730,000 in donations from a slew of millionaire businessmen, misreported and underreported other payments, and falsely assured supportive MPs that electoral law was being followed.”
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"The "UK Files": A History of the Center for Countering Digital Hate” – THE FRAUD author Paul Holden featured in Racket News

November 14, 2023
"Over the weekend, the United Kingdom’s paper of record, the Sunday Times, reported on how an influential organization called “Labour Together” failed to declare its funding, as required by law. The Times exclusive, “The secretive guru who plotted Keir Starmer’s path to power with undeclared cash,” has significance in the U.K. primarily because “Labour Together” is the organization that created and incubated the leadership campaign of Sir Keir Starmer, a favorite to oust current PM Rishi Sunak and become Britain’s next Prime Minister. The Times said he “appears destined for Downing Street.” But that’s only part of the story.”
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“The secretive guru who plotted Keir Starmer’s path to power with undeclared cash” – Paul Holden’s THE FRAUD featured in The Sunday Times

November 12, 2023
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“Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey release poetry anthology” – POETRY FOR THE MANY featured in Ham & High

November 10, 2023
The Islington North MP and co-author Len McCluskey will read extracts from their new selection Poetry for The Many at Park Theatre, alongside comics Alexei Sayle and Francesca Martinez, and film makers Ken Loach and Morag Livingstone. Corbyn and McCluskey - former General Secretary of UNITE Union - share a love of poetry and a passionate belief in a fairer Britain, summed up in Labour's 2017 election slogan “For the many, not the few.”
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“Exactly what the world needs” – Kareem Khubchandani's DECOLONIZE DRAG reviewed in Xtra Magazine

November 9, 2023
"It’s fun, it’s interesting, it’s readable for people who are not academics, but also it pushes back so hard against the complaint of “trans people are a fad” that it shoves the whole tired mess right off a cliff to die in a ravine, as it should. Whatever you love about drag, it’s in here, along with so many new things to love in this global, time-travelling survey course with the syllabus in sequins."
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“A bonanza of poems for radical readers” – Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey’s POETRY FOR THE MANY reviewed in Morning Star

November 6, 2023
"All the fascination of Desert Island Discs.” "Another testimony to the closeness between [Corbyn and McCluskey’s] private and public principles that they have displayed consistently for decades.” "[A volume] that all poetry readers and writers can learn something from/. "Highly valuable for both budding readers and budding writers.”
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Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey discuss POETRY FOR THE MANY on Tonight with Andrew Marr

October 30, 2023
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“Thy Kingdom Come” — A piece from A CREATURE WANTING FORM read by Jack Shalom

October 18, 2023
Some years ago I had the privilege of reading on the air a selection from author Luke O’Neil’s terrific collection of essays called Welcome to Hell World. Now Luke has come out with a new collection of short fiction pieces called A Creature Wanting Form, published by OR Press. This new collection is a kind of perfect companion for the current ashes in the air. I thought the best way for you to get the flavor of the book was for me to read one of the stories from the book, a piece called “Thy Kingdom Come.”
Listen to the reading here.

"Darkness Falls on Gaza" — Excerpt from SHELL-SHOCKED by Mohammed Omer published in Public Seminar

October 18, 2023
"Nights are the worst. That is when the bombing escalates. Nowhere is safe. Not a mosque. Not a church. Not a school, or even a hospital. All are potential targets. On Monday, the Israeli military fired artillery rounds at Al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, claiming to target a cache of anti- tank missiles. Dr. Khalil Khattab, a surgeon, was operating on a patient when the first shell struck. He ran to the floors below to discover at least four dead and dozens of colleagues—doctors, nurses, orderlies and administrators—injured. The medical staff had become patients. The Gaza Strip—a little less than half the size of New York City—is home to 1.8 million people, mainly Muslims, with a small Christian minority. Its population is cut off from the world, living under the blockade imposed by Egypt and Israel in 2007. For anyone over the age of seven, this is the third time they’ve lived through a sustained attack.”
Read the full excerpt here.

"Labour Party expels Jews for ‘antisemitism’" — WEAPONISING ANTI-SEMITISM reviewed by Richard Kuper in Political Quarterly

October 12, 2023
"I commend this book highly as an essential source for anyone trying to understand the Corbyn phenomenon, one of the most radical movements ever to attempt to disrupt the British establishment in modern times. It provides rich material for evaluating its defeat.”
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“Love Forests? Meet the Authors of ‘Canopy of Titans’” — CANOPY OF TITANS authors Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate interviewed in The Tyee

October 11, 2023
In Canopy of Titans: The Life and Times of the Great North American Temperate Rainforest, we are offered a timely, welcome and provocative biography of our corner of the world’s greatest assets, our life-affirming forests. We are also served up a gut-wrenching chronicle of how recklessly we have laid, and continue to lay, waste to the richest forest ecosystem on Earth.
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“Why the world’s climate fate could depend on the ‘Amazon of the North’” — CANOPY OF TITANS authors Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegated featured in Columbia INSIGHT

October 5, 2023
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, one of the biggest keys to holding back the destructive momentum of global climate change lies in your backyard. This, anyway, is the conclusion of an absorbing and important new book, Canopy of Titans: The Life and Times of the Great North American Temperate Rainforest. Early in their book, Portland authors Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate lay out their case. The vast, unnamed temperate rainforest that stretches some 2,500 miles from northern California through Southeast Alaska and the Gulf of Alaska plays “a crucial role in mitigating human-caused climate change, and no forest is more valuable to the climate than this one.”
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"WEAPONISING ANTI-SEMITISM author and Declassified’s Kennard dissect scam and purge next week" — Asa Winstanley's upcoming event in Liverpool featured in The Skwawkbox

October 2, 2023
"Journalist Asa Winstanley, the author of Weaponising Anti-Semitism – the forensic analysis of the ‘Labour antisemitism’ con and the Labour purge it has been used to justify – will meet chair (and terror of Keir Starmer) Audrey White, who was one of a number of left activists repeatedly libelled during the smear and successfully sued the Jewish Chronicle for substantial damages, and Declassified UK investigative journalist and author Matt Kennard on Tuesday evening next week to discuss right-wing ‘Labour’ ‘leader’ Keir Starmer’s purge of the Labour left on the pretence of antisemitism.”
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“Chameleo: True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction & Homeland Security” — CHAMELEO author Robert Guffey interviewed on Forbidden Knowledge News podcast

September 30, 2023
Listen to the episode here.
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