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New Book Alert: Ban The Bomb! Michael Randle and Direct Action against Nuclear War, by Martin Levy. Randle is one of the men who helped George Blake escape from jail in 1966 - very entertaining reflections on that. Kudos, Martin

The whole point of writing a book is so that one day you get this box in the mail. Spies, Lies and Exile, the US edition of my biography of the British KGB double agent George Blake, is here! Out next month, ready for preorder now

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My book Spies, Lies, and Exile: The Extraordinary Story of Russian Double george blake'>Agent George Blake appears in the US next month. Register here to hear me discuss it with Simon Winder at @columbiaideas  on May 19

Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Jacob Blake. "Each of these incidents was followed by protest and public outcry, but inevitably, things return to business as usual as time passes," Saints captains wrote in a guest column, urging action.

Just posted: podcast of the discussion of The Happy Traitor, my new biography of the British KGB agent George Blake, with @S_de_Oliveira , @DrHelenFry  and Rana Mitter, hosted by St Cross College, Oxford Thanks to all of them for putting in the time

True-life spy story: me talking about The Happy Traitor, my biography of British KGB agent George Blake, on Talk Radio Europe - including how I met Blake (and liked him too much)

The Happy Traitor by Simon Kuper review – the extraordinary story of George Blake via @guardianreview 

A nice piece by Dan Carrier in @NewJournal : me talking about how I first met George Blake, a meeting that would culminate in my biography The Happy Traitor. This is about my @JewishBookWeek  event with @DrHelenFry 

For Italian readers: an extract from The Happy Traitor, my biography of the spy George Blake. With thanks to @ilfoglio_it 

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@TheRevAl : "I pray for the lives of those two officers just like I pray for Jacob Blake who was shot in the back seven times ... and I pray for the family of George Floyd, and I pray for all of them in the same prayer."

“The politicization of Jacob Blake is...dishonest[& BLM’s claim]that police are intentionally targeting black men is a...ploy. Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Eric Garner & Ray. Brooks aren’t examples of systemic racism...they’re examples of...resisting arrest”

➡️ 102 days since George Floyd was murdered. ➡️ 72 days since @SenateDems  blocked police reform. ➡️ 12 days since Jacob Blake was paralyzed. ⁉️ Days until Senate Dems come to their senses, vote to move forward, get to conference committee and see police reform signed into law.

What happened to Jacob Blake, and Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and too many others cannot continue. It is past time to put the #JusticeInPolicing  Act on the Senate floor. It passed the House two months ago!

"We are calling for justice for Jacob Blake and demand the officers be held accountable." Sterling Brown and George Hill read a prepared statement from Milwaukee Bucks players after they decided to boycott playoff game to protest shooting of Jacob Blake.

"We are calling for justice for Jacob Blake and demand the officers be held accountable." Sterling Brown and George Hill read a prepared statement from Milwaukee Bucks players after they decided to boycott playoff game to protest shooting of Jacob Blake.

This policeman in Washington state is super patient with a suspect of white persuasion. Man, I wish Jacob Blake, and George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, and so many more had been given this much consideration as human beings...

Bucks guard George Hill says to @TheUndefeated  his team is not playing against Orlando tonight in light of shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc. “We’re tired of the killings and the injustice,” Hill to @TheUndefeated .

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