Thursday, December 16, 2010

The 2011 Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture


The Praxis Centre, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds City Council Peace Links Group present: The 2011 Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture

Olof Palme, World Interests - and what Wikileaks tells us about diplomacy as an institution Century by Professor Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung is founder and Director of TRANSCEND - A Peace and Development Network for Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means, with more than 300 members from over 80 countries around the world and Rector of TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU).

Professor Galtung has published more than 1000 articles covering a wide-range of fields, including peaceful conflict transformation, deep culture, peace pedagogy, reconciliation, development, peace building and empowerment, global governance, direct structural and cultural peace/violence, peace journalism, and reflections on current events, and more than 100 books translated into dozens of languages.

The lecture will take place at Leeds Civic Hall on Sunday 23rd January from 6.00pm.

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Johan Galtung's article United States, the West and the Rest of the World features in War is Peace, issue 73 of The Spokesman.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Looking for something different this Christmas?

The Levellers and the English Revolution
by H.N. Brailsford and edited by Christopher Hill

NOW at the festive price of £12.50 post-free

'To our generation fell the good fortune of re-discovering the Levellers. To the classical liberal historians they meant rather less than nothing. This neglect is puzzling. At the crisis of the English Revolution it was from the Levellers and not from its commanders that the victorious New Model army derived its political ideas and its democratic drive.' H.N. Brailsford.

'One can see why Brailsford devoted to the the Levellers the last years of his dedicated life. He thought of this book not as a mere history, but as a profoundly political study, which would convey a message from him to the younger generation.' CHRISTOPHER HILL

For more information about Brailsford's seminal work and other relevant titles, please visit: http://www.spokesmanbooks.com/acatalog/The_Levellers.html



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