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ON A DAY THIS WEEK… WALTER BENJAMIN

On a day this week, the 26th (or 27th) of September 1940, the radical German Jewish intellectual, Marxist, and writer Walter Benjamin died by suicide after almost a decade fleeing the Nazis and on threat of being handed over to the Gestapo by Spanish border guards the following day...He was just 48 years old

Ashraf Fayadh: STILL IMPRISONED

Thursday, July 28, 2016 has been named A DAY OF CREATIVITY for Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh, originally arrested in 2013 in Abha, in southwest Saudi Arabia, imprisoned in January 2014 and sentenced to death in November 2015

ON A DAY THIS WEEK IN JULY 1919

On a day this week, the 5th July, 1919, after more than 16 years struggling to organise the militant proletariat in both Germany and Russia, the communist and revolutionary, Eugen Leviné was shot dead by firing squad in Stadelheim Prison

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