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David Wilson
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Disabled court victory
My son lives in Cornwall and, aged 45, has been disabled since he was six months old after a vaccination precipitated Salaam epilepsy. In hospital, he contracted meningitis and started a life of physical and, more recently and courtesy of the Department for...
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Haunted by the Ghostly Ghouly
I have spent my life never believing that socialism would come via a vote in Parliament. I will never forget the start of a march on Westminster against the 1970s anti-union laws and agreeing with the speaker who recommended we don't go there as he didn't b...
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Three Jewish Tailors from Stepney
In July 1936
three Jewish tailors from Stepney, East London, set off for
Barcelona. Nat Cohen, Sam Masters and Allick Sheller cycled there to
witness the People’s Olympiad. Six thousand athletes from 22
nations had registered after the games had been hastil...
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The Madonna of the Mountains
I have just finished Elise Valmorbida's ‘ The Madonna of the Mountains', set in the Veneto region of north east Italy at the time of Mussolini and Italian fascism. Elise is a close friend of  Anne Aylor  and co-founder of the weekly writing group they both ...
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The Calabash Tree
It felt like The Last
Supper . My wife and I had lunch at Apuglia, an Italian restaurant
behind St Bartholomew's Hospital. I had tagliatelle with porcini
mushrooms and a glass of prosecco. There was a bicycle on the wall,
for art not transport. I wasn't goi...
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The Pornography of War
Chemical, gas, phosphorous, even radioactive weapons are fine when used by 'our side' but cause for military intervention when used by our supposed 'enemies'. An intevention which, of course, draws on stocks from the above.   Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail...
The Pornography of War
The Pornography of War
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May 68
2018 year marks the 50th anniversary of May 68. This is the chapter from my book 'Left Field' - the central theme - how that year shaped and changed  my life Essex 68   
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The Madonna of the Mountains
I have just finished Elise Valmorbida's ‘The Madonna of the Mountains', set in the Veneto region of north east Italy at the time of Mussolini and Italian fascism. Elise is a close friend of   Anne Aylor   and co-founder of the weekly writing group they both...
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David Wilson articles
CorbynWise not to spoil for figher, The
People's News, 15 March 2018 Disabledman taken off disability allowance, The People's News, 14 March
2018 TheCalabash Tree, having a heart operation, 17 Feb 2018 NHSPrivateers, The London Economic, 2 Feb 2018 WhyBoris...
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`The Calabash tree
“For
four hours I was away and out of my body, made to die then jerked
back to the world.” (from a poem by Robin Robertson, who had same operation as m e ).   I
recently had open heart surgery at St Bartholomew's Hospital in
London. A traumatic experience, ...
`The Calabash tree
`The Calabash tree
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