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Last minute gifts for Leftists… December 9, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Any suggestions gratefully accepted!


1. EWI - December 9, 2019

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2. Grein - December 9, 2019

New CD from Pol MacAdaim

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3. Gearóid Clár - December 9, 2019

I have been deep-diving into the first world war lately – Sleepwalkers, The Guns of August, Dan Carlin’s podcast – and then came across this*:

I don’t know how leftist is its take, but I like the thesis. And the sample on kindle was promising. The missus has gotten the hint in case she needs present ideas for me.

*excuse the amazon link, the goodreads was in Spanish for some reason!

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4. CL - December 10, 2019


“On April 13, 1919, troops from the British Indian Army, under the command of Rex Dyer and under the orders of Sir Michael O’Dwyer, surrounded a peaceful protest and festival celebration in Jallianwalah Bagh, an enclosed garden traditionally used as a gathering place in the Punjabi city of Amritsar, and began shooting. After exhausting their ammunition supplies and firing into a packed crowd with few points of egress from the walled garden, an estimated 1000 people were dead, and hundreds more were wounded….
The days after the massacre were arguably as horrifying as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Indian civilians were bombed and strafed from the sky by warplanes. They were flogged and ritually humiliated by troops on the ground. Young children were dragged from classrooms and marched till they dropped, or else flogged in front of their peers not for any fault they may have committed but to serve as a warning to upcoming generations….”

“O’Dwyer, aged 75, was shot dead at a joint meeting of the East India Association and the Central Asian Society (now Royal Society for Asian Affairs) in Caxton Hall in Westminster, London, on 13 March 1940, by an Indian activist, Udham Singh, in retaliation for the massacre in Amritsar.[29]”

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5. Tomboktu - December 10, 2019

I was in Hodges Figgis last week and noticed they had two copies of Erik Olin Wright’s How to be an Anti-capitalist in the 21st Century in the new non-fiction section inside the front door.

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