Marianne Owens

Revolution Girl Style Now

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“We are Bikini Kill, and we want revolution girl style, now”, screamed lead singer Kathleen Hanna on the band’s 1991 debut album, announcing the Riot Grrrl movement had arrived.

The reissue of Bikini Kill’s first album, which includes tracks that have previously been unreleased on CD, reflects renewed interest in ideas from 25 years ago that have re-emerged in recent times.

Women Workers and the Trade Unions

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Sarah Boston’s newly revised study charts the history of women workers’ struggles within and with the British labour movement from the 1830s to 2010.

Two new chapters discuss the advances made since the mid-1980s when the book was first published, and there is a new foreword by Frances O’Grady, the first woman general secretary of the British TUC.

Turbulent History

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Review of 'Evil Hour In Colombia', Forrest Hylton, Verso £12.99

Out of all the Latin American countries, Colombia's political history is perhaps the least understood, discussed and documented. It is also the stage for the US administration's silent "war on terror" and quiet imperial plunder of oil and other natural resources. Forrest Hylton's Evil Hour in Colombia is a welcome analysis of the country's turbulent, bloody and often darkly harrowing history from 1848 to the present day.

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