“A most revealing study of some of the most dramatic moments of modern history, from the people in arms in the Paris Commune to today’s headlines. Often beaten back but even then leaving a legacy of achievement and understanding to carry the struggle forward.” – Noam Chomsky
Arms and the People: Popular Movements and the Military from the Paris Commune to the Arab Spring (Pluto, 2012), edited by Mike Gonzalez and Houman Barekat, is being launched in London next week.
Details about the event are below:
Chaired by Dr Elaheh Rostami-Povey (SOAS).
Speakers: Professor Phil Marfleet (UEL), Professor Mike Gonzalez (Glasgow), Megan Trudell (Birkbeck)
Wednesday 1 May, 7.00p.m., Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh
Street, London WC1H 0XG. (Nearest tube: Russell Square.)