Tuesday, 13 September 2011


By happy coincidence the first day of this year's CEESA course is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Friends with long memories will remember that we launched the course last year with a Masked Activists Ball.

Those with longer memories will remember the Jolly Roger flying over many a European squat - an image recalled by Ramor Ryan's Clandestines: the pirate journals of an Irish exile.

The truly historically-minded should have a look at Marcus Rediker's site for some great material, especially of course Villains of all nations: Atlantic pirates in the golden age - by some margin the best Marxist analysis of the Jolly Roger.

As for the rest of us: