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Wednesday 8th November, 7pm

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Thursday 16th November, 7pm

‘Building Better Societies:
Promoting social justice in a world falling apart’
with Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow
Wednesday 22nd November, 7pm

‘The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation’ with Ian Cobain in conversation with Wail Qasim 
Monday 27th November, 7pm

‘How the Establishment Lost Control’ with Chris Nineham
Wednesday 29th November, 7pm

‘You Should Come with Me Now: Stories of Ghosts’ M. John Harrison in conversation with Lara Pawson
Thursday 30th November, 7pm

‘The Hippy Trail: A History’ with Sharif Gemie
Wednesday 6th December, 7pm

‘The Mainstreaming Of The Far-Right’ with Julia Ebner and Paul Stocker
Thursday 7th December, 7pm

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Terrorism, Theirs and Ours

Eqbal Ahmad

(Seven Stories Press, NY, USA, 2001)

The author - an activist scholar who had died by the time this was published - had his thinking shaped by the communal and political violence he experienced as a youngster in 1940s India. A secularist, he has argued for both a just struggle and a just reconciliation.

pbk £2.00


Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism

Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes

(Pluto Press, London, 2013)

A wide range of compelling topics expertly explored by leading academics, including Noam Chomsky.

pbk £14.99


The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism

Jonathan Barker

(New Internationalist, Oxford, 2003)

A useful run-through of "terrorism" through the ages.

pbk £3.99


The Culture of Terrorism

Noam Chomsky

(Pluto Press, London, 1989)

An analysis of the state terrorism of secret US operations around the world. A scathing critique.
pbk £5.50


Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families' Pursuit of Justice

Ruth Dudley Edwards

(Vintage Books, London, 2010)

This book puts everything and everyone associated with the August 1998 Omagh Bombing on the record and in context, telling the story of how the relatives of those killed held their killers to account.
pbk £8.99


Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism

Tom H Hastings

(McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, USA, 2004)

An outline of some of the best thinking about nonviolent repsonses to terrorism, dealing with both immediate responses (such as mediations, citizen initiatives, international law, etc) and long-term resposnes (including stopping the flow of arms, building sustainability and justice, conflict education, and use of the media).

pbk £36.50


Terrorism and America - A Commonsense Strategy for a Democratic Society

Philip B Heymann

(MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 2000)

A useful and well-informed overview - useful (amongst other reasons) in the sense that the author argues against overreaction), but nevertheless a book rooted in acceptance of many mainstream political assumptions.

pbk £4.00


War Without End - The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

Dilip Hiro

(Routledge, London, 2002)

This book provides the historical and political context of the dramatic events at the turn of the century, including looking at Islam as a socio-political ideology.
pbk £4.75


Please remember that many of the older titles included in this list are likely to be second-hand.

ORGANISATIONS you can contact which are concerned with some
of the issues here include:

Peace Pledge Union (PPU), 1 Peace Passage, Brecknock Rd, London N7 0BT, Britain (tel +44-20-7424 9444; fax 7482 6390; e-mail; web
Fellowship of Reconciliation - England (FoRE), Peace House, 19 Paradise St, Oxford OX1, Britain (tel +44-1865-250781; e-mail; web
War Resisters' International (WRI), 5 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX, Britain (tel +44-20-7278 4040; fax 7278 0444; e-mail; web

For further useful contacts
see the Directory published in the latest Housmans Peace Diary, or online at