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September 2021

Putin’s Russia: The Rise of a Dictator, with Darryl Cunningham [online event]

Wednesday September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the online launch of acclaimed graphic novelist Darryl Cunningham's biography of Vladimir Putin. Master manipulator or gangster? The malign thrust of Putin’s domestic and foreign policy is exposed in Cunningham’s latest page-turning biography including his early life, political career, the wars in Chechnya, Crimea and the Ukraine, the crackdown on human rights, Brexit, Trump—and the poisonings. Cunningham shows how the West and its leaders have been culpable in aiding Putin's rise - Obama being a particular example.…

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No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen: Back to the Land in Wartime Britain, with Ken Worpole [online event]

Wednesday September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Social historian Ken Worpole uncovers the lost story of Frating Hall Farm, documenting the passionate religious and political ideals of this back-to-the-land community in wartime and postwar Britain. On 'Lady Day', March 1943 a group of Christian pacifists took possession of a vacant farm in Frating, a hamlet on the Essex Tendring Peninsula. There they established a working community, inspired by their association with The Adelphi journal, where D.H.Lawrence, John Middleton Murry, Vera Brittain, Iris Murdoch, George Orwell and others…

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October 2021

Burnt: Fighting for Climate Justice, with Chris Saltmarsh [online event]

Wednesday October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saving the world is not enough; we must build a better one in the process. We are delighted to welcome Chris Saltmarsh to virtual Housmans to discuss Burnt: Fighting for Climate Justice, a new addition to the brilliant Outspoken series by radical publishers Pluto Press. Time is up. The climate crisis is no longer a future to be feared, but a devastating reality. In this discussion, Chris will explore how we've arrived at this moment and argue that the profoundly…

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