This remarkable book shines a fierce light on the current state of liberty and shows how longstanding restraints against tyranny-habeas corpus, trial by jury, due process of law, prohibition of torture and the commons-are being abridged.
The Magna Carta Manifesto was published on February 10, 2008. The author began speaking on the Magna Carta and the Commons first in India in January 2005, then in Bristol in Novemberr 2006 and again in April 2007 at Berkeley City College in California.
What follows is a list of the publicity prior to publication.
26 December 2007
Seminar with Gustavo Esteva, Universidad de la Tierra
15/16 December 2007
"A People's Penny for the Magna Carta"
7 December 2007
Lecture, "The Commons and Magna Carta"
Conference, "From Magna Carta to the Sky Trust: Historical Arc of the Commons"
Center for 21st Century Studies,
University of Milwaukee Wisconsin
10 November 2007
Presentation, "1968 Confidential!" Movement for a Democratic Society,
Loyola University, Chicago, Illionois
27 October, 2007
Keynote Address, "The Commons and Magna Carta"
Hudson Bay Company, Canvassers' Conference
27 April 2007
Keynote, "The Commons: From Magna Carta to May Day"
Crisis of the California Commons, California Studies Association
Berkeley City College, Berkeley California
27 November 2006
Interview with Michael Portillo, "Things I Forgot to Remember"
chosen as "the Pick of the Week"
BBC Radio Four & the Open University
www.open2.net/historyand the arts/history/magnacarta.html
Peter Linebaugh is Professor of History at the University of Toledo. He is the author of The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century and coauthor (with Marcus Rediker) of Many-Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. He is a member of the Midnight Notes Collective.