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MaQuiz: Rock ‘n’ Roll
MaQuiz: Rock 'n' Roll

Back in 1979, when I was still at high school, I went to an outdoor rock concert with my friend. It was August and a hot summer’s day. The event was called the Japan Jam I and brought together the Beach Boys and the Heart as the main acts. Two other overseas bands, TKO and [...]

MaQuiz – An inspiration that worked
MaQuiz - An inspiration that worked

It was June 1965 in New York City. Ten months have passed since the two artists recorded their first album in acoustic with the Columbia Records. It didn’t work as Beatlemania swept the States those weeks and overshadowed everything. Soon the duo was split up; one went to England and pursued a solo career. The [...]

MaQuiz – A day of reunion in Sonoma
MaQuiz - A day of reunion in Sonoma

It was a reunion that I was looking forward to. The three of us all came from the Asia/Pacific region of our organisation. Naoko used to work in our Tokyo Office after I left that place for London. Ko Ko was a Burmese seafarer and has been actively promoting an independent seafarers’ union on exile. [...]

MaQuiz – The heart that I left in New York
MaQuiz - The heart that I left in New York

It was the summer of 1989 that I visited the Big Apple. I used to live in the Bronx for several years in the 70s and this was my first return to the place which meant so much to me. At school, you were taught about equality, yet we treated each other with partiality based [...]

Books to read

Read the book review by Ingemar Lindberg on Global Restructuring, Labour and the challenges for Transnational Solidarity (Routhledge 2010)

Now published. The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State by Asbjørn Wahl from Pluto Press

Radical East London Walks
*Radical Jewish East End
*Anti-Fascist Footprints
*Spark of Rebellion in Bow and Mile End
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