Zak Cochrane

Love Music Hate Racism

Issue section: 
Issue: 
Author: 

Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) was founded in 2002, when the British National Party had begun to make electoral gains and even produced a CD aimed at increasing their support among young people.

LMHR held many successful festivals in the early 2000s. Tens of thousands of people attended the Victoria Park carnival in 2008 and at Stoke Britannia Stadium in 2009.

LMHR is responding to the new rise of the right by launching a fortnight of anti-racist content aimed at tackling the hate filled propaganda of the far right.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Issue section: 
Author: 

This novel tells the story of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976, while he was trying to organise a peace concert aimed at ending violence in Jamaica.

“The Singer”, as Marley is known in the book, had hoped to unify warring groups associated with the two main political factions, the PNP and JLP.

Instead he finds himself the victim of a CIA-backed plot to stop the spread of communism in Jamaica.

Chocolate Islands

Issue section: 
Author: 

Catherine Higgs

On one level Chocolate Islands is a book about Joseph Burtt's exploration of colonial Portugal on behalf of William Cadbury. Cadbury was at the time a Director of the renowned chocolate firm Cadbury Brothers Limited and was greatly concerned by suggestions that his company was being propped up by cocoa harvested from slaves. In the early 1900s Cadbury's Brothers were importing roughly 55 per cent of its cocoa from the Portuguese controlled Islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. The two islands, off the coast of West Africa, were at the time the third largest exporters of coca in the world.

A New Deal for All?

Issue section: 
Issue: 
Author: 

Andor Skotnes

A New Deal for All? is concerned with examining the relationship between the US labour movement and black freedom movement in Depression-Era Baltimore. However, it is clear early on that there are wider implications of the study. The book claims that the mutual support and influence of the black freedom movement on the labour movement sowed the seeds for the future civil rights struggles in America which is contrary to most orthodox accounts.

Subscribe to RSS - Zak Cochrane