Jeremy Bernard Corbyn is a British politician who served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2015 to 2020. Corbyn has been the Member of Parliament for Islington North since 1983. Ideologically, he identifies himself as a socialist. Born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, and raised in both Wiltshire and Shropshire, Corbyn joined Labour as a teenager. Moving to London, he became a trade union representative.
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This classic Wordsworth book portrays the impoverished underclass of Edwardian England, exploited by corrupt employers and authorities. Through emblematic characters, it advocates for socialist politics as the only hope for a humane life. Includes a foreword by Tony Benn. A timeless work with a relevant political message that has been honored by the Trade Union movement and political thinkers.
This is why the The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is one of my favourite books. – source
This memoir delves into the tragic murder of two sisters by their own father, who then took his own life. The surviving brothers, Luke and Ryan Hart, share their personal experiences growing up in a household controlled by their father and the events leading up to the horrific tragedy. Through their story, they shed light on the dangerous patterns of coercive control and domestic abuse in hopes of fostering greater understanding and discussion on the topic.
I was touched to write a foreword to this courageous book. As Angela Davis said, "I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I'm changing the things I cannot accept". It's with this boldness that Luke and Ryan have used their experience of domestic abuse to help others. – source
Experience the intersection of sports, politics, and psychology in colonial West Indies through the lens of cricket in Beyond A Boundary by C. L. R. James. Join the "black Plato" in his passionate celebration of the game while exploring serious questions about race, class, politics, and colonial oppression. This classic memoir and sociocultural commentary is a prophetic statement on race and sport in society that is as relevant today as it was when first published over 50 years ago.
This was the book I was talking about on @SophyRidgeSky A great read. #Ridge – source
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Shami Chakrabarti’s book on why we need to do more for women’s equality is essential reading on International Women’s Day. #IWD2018 – source
Join a family on their exciting bear hunt journey through grass, rivers, mud, and even a snowstorm in this award-winning classic storybook. This gorgeous gift edition features a stunning snow scene cover, making it a perfect gift for bear-lovers and brave hunters everywhere. Will you come along on this thrilling adventure?
On #WorldBookDay I think of one of my favourite children's books, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by @MichaelRosenYes, and a great visit in the General Election to a Bristol children’s centre where I got to read it. – source