Herring and Class Struggle

Capitalism came late to Iceland. At the end of the 19th century this large, wind-swept, thinly populated island was made up of small towns, farms and seasonal fishing stations. Then European capitalists saw another Klondike in the herring-rich waters of the north Atlantic..

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Normal Service Will be Resumed

For the next seven weeks or so  I will be submerged in preparation for and the aftermath of Europes largest festival of the Left Marxism 2012. So apologies for the hiatus but I will return in late July with Stefán Pjetursson’s book Byltingin í Rússlandi, the Revolution in Russia,first published in Reykjavik 1921. This was designed as a straightforward explanation of Russia's history and the background to the Revolution, and to counter the lies and misunderstandings of the rightwing Press. See you then..

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