Kim Harrison

Rallying Point

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Review of 'Louise Michel', editor Nic Maclellan, Ocean £9.99

This small book details the life of Louise Michel, anarchist and revolutionary feminist, who was jailed and exiled for her part in leading the 1871 Paris Commune uprising. It is part of the 'Rebel Lives' series, which states that its aim is not to 'canonise its subjects as perfect political models, visionaries or martyrs, but to make available the ideas and stories of imperfect revolutionary human beings to a new generation of readers and aspiring rebels'. Other books in the Rebel Lives series include subjects as varied as Albert Einstein and Ho Chi Minh.

Civil Wrongs

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Review of ’Enemy Aliens‘ by David Cole, The New Press £16.95

We are all aware that civil liberties in the US have been under attack since 9/11. The central argument of David Cole (a US constitutional and immigration lawyer) is that the principal victims of the crackdown on fundamental freedoms are ’aliens‘ - non-citizens of the US and Arab and Muslim citizens. Cole argues that this has been happening throughout American history.

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