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My May Day thoughts
My May Day thoughts

Where were you and what were you doing on 1 May? I was in London and took part in the May Day march from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square. 1 May is an annual leave in the CBA that our office staff are covered with and one could be doing almost anything away from work. [...]

30 November – It was a beautiful day
30 November - It was a beautiful day

I leave home as usual in the morning to work. It’s sunny and a clear blue sky is above me. On my way to office, I walk pass a hospital. The workers are on the picket-line with their flags and banners. I reach out my hand to get a copy of their leaflet. I say [...]

Look back and open your eyes to the future (Walk V)
Look back and open your eyes to the future (Walk V)

The first history walk went well. A few colleagues and I have been locating sites related to the history of our federation’s early years in London and did a couple of test walks since January. We had ten people joining the tour. That is not bad given the fact that this is summer holiday season [...]

Summer of riots and what people say
Summer of riots and what people say

On my way home from work last night, I stopped over at my local Tesco Superstore. In principle, this place is open around the clock but the doors were closed. I was told the reason being “a riot in the nearby town”. Its car park is huge but was empty. I was shocked. Even in [...]

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 [...]

Dear Richard (London history research)
Dear Richard (London history research)

Hi Richard, I took a day trip to Warwick University and visited their Modern Record Centre where our federation’s literature are archived. I accessed to the files that are related to our foundation in 1896 to 1904 when our conference (equivalent of our congress today) decided to re-locate the secretariat to Germany. You won’t believe [...]

My London history walk (trial)
My London history walk (trial)

It all started with a pleasant pub lunch conversation before Christmas with my pleasant colleagues. “What are locations in London that are related to the history of our Federation?” Over the holidays, I re-read our history book and listed-up the places which are linked to the foundation of our organisation and addresses where our head [...]

Where Karl Marx sleeps
Where Karl Marx sleeps

Karl Marx died on 14 March 1883 in London. He was 65 years old and spent 34 years in Britain on exile. He was buried in High Gate Cemetery three days later. Only a dozen people attended the funeral there. They were all his close friends or members of family. His wife, Jenny, had already [...]

Hands that will free Burma
Hands that will free Burma

It was October 2007 and the biggest pro-democracy demonstration for Burma in the UK up-to-date. The photos that I uploaded onto Flickr attracted more than 4,000 hits without much publicity. Here is a selection from that day. At Tate Gallery where the protest march started, I bought a campaign T-shirt and sent it to my [...]

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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