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Sunflowers in March
Sunflowers in March

The spring is around the corner in London. Snow drops and daffodils are blossoming. I saw them in Hyde Park today. However, I did not have the time to take those pictures. Instead, I followed the sunflowers. Those were the men and women who marched the streets of London in solidarity with the people in [...]

Photos 2011 ~ Places & Protests
Photos 2011 ~ Places & Protests

I have been to many places again in 2011 and often traveled long distance for my destinations. It is, however, equally true that I walked around local parks and downs on weekends. They are often within a short radius from home and it is just amazing how close you are to the beautiful and quiet [...]

Nails in the coffin
Nails in the coffin

[The above photo was taken in Fukushima Prefecture on 13 May but is unrelated to the nuclear disaster] It is far from over. That is my response to friends and colleagues who ask me, “what is happening in Fukushima”? True that we see very little in the international media, it is still the top news [...]

Speaking at Fukushima Vigil
Speaking at Fukushima Vigil

[Translation from Japanese] About a hundred people took part in the Vigil for Fukushima that Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) organised today in front of the Whitehall, opposite 10 Downing Street in London. CND is a UK-based anti-nuclear and peace organisation that was founded in 1958. The vigil was attended by Labour Party MP Jeremy [...]

Tears of rage
Tears of rage

Photo from BBC A week has passed since the triple disaster struck the Pacific side of East Japan. I continue to receive messages of sympathy and solidarity from my colleagues and friends. I sincerely appreciate your thoughts. Whilst I am frustrated to be so far away from home and unable to act, it is equally [...]

Out of apathy…..?
Out of apathy.....?

Photo from BBC At the outset, I would like to express my appreciation to all of you who have sent me your messages of sympathy and encouragement after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit the Pacific coast of Honshu Island in Japan on 11 March. To my relief, both my parents and my sister are [...]

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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