Interview, Peter Linebaugh's Blog

Peter Linebaugh interviewed by Independent Left

By The Independent Left

Independent Left is a growing group of community activists and Irish socialists – workers, students, parents, older and younger alike – who believe that it is possible to create an alternative to a way of thinking and operating which sees privatisation and austerity as the norm.

Formed in January 2019 to contest the local government elections, we subsequently decided to continue the project of creating a new Irish socialist party, united by a global vision, articulated here.

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Peter Linebaugh is a child of empire, schooled in London, Cattaraugus (NY), Washington, DC, Bonn, and Karachi. He has taught at Harvard University and Attica Penitentiary, at New York University and the Federal Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. He used to edit Zerowork and was a member of the Midnight Notes Collective. He is the author of Stop, Thief!, The London Hanged, The Many-Headed Hydra (with Marcus Rediker), The Magna Carta Manifesto, and introductions to Verso’s selection of Thomas Paine’s writings and PM’s new edition of E.P. Thompson’s William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary. He lives in the region of the Great Lakes and works at the University of Toledo in Ohio.

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