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John Rees (born 1957) is a British political activist, broadcaster and writer who is a national officer of the Stop the War Coalition who was formerly associated with the Socialist Workers Party. For the Islam Channel, he is the writer and presenter of the political history series Timeline and a presenter of the Politics and Media programme.

Rees was born in Wiltshire and was brought up and educated in Chippenham. His father, William Rees was from Aberdare, South Wales, and was a life-long trade union activist and Labour Party member. His mother, Margaret Rees (ne Shipley) was from Darlington. Rees' first degree was in Politics from Portsmouth Polytechnic and he subsequently undertook research on Hegel and Marx at Hull University under Dr (now Lord) Bhikhu Parekh. The result of that research, The Algebra of Revolution, was published by Routledge in 1998. When Georg Lukacs' unknown manuscript "Tailism and the Dialectic" was discovered and published by Verso in 2000, Rees provided the introduction to the volume.

Elected a member of the National Executive of the National Union of Students in the early 1980s, Rees is a former leading member of the Socialist Workers Party, and was for many years on its Central Committee. He was editor of the quarterly journal International Socialism for ten years and the organiser of the SWP's annual Marxism festival in 1982 and 1983 and again between 1992 and 2002.

A co-founder and a current national officer for the Stop the War Coalition, he has been a central organiser of all its marches including that of 15 February 2003. Rees is also vice president (Europe) of the Cairo Conference.

He was top of Respect — The Unity Coalition list in the West Midlands region for the 2004 European Election, and the Respect candidate for the Birmingham Hodge Hill by-election. He also stood for Respect in the 2006 local elections in the Bethnal Green South ward of Tower Hamlets, East London where he came second to Labour. Rees was controversially not selected by the SWP Central Committee to be on the slate for re-election and did not stand independently at the January 2009 conference. Shortly after his partner Lindsey German resigned from the SWP in 2010, Rees and 41 other members followed disenchanted with the party's direction, internal regime and approach to united fronts (18 others who had resigned in weeks prior also supported the resignations).

He is currently pursuing doctoral research on the Levellers and the English Revolution at Goldsmiths, University of London. Rees' history of radical London is scheduled to be published by Verso in 2012. In 2006, John Pilger said: "I know of few who speak and write more wisely of the danger we face from rapacious power, and what we should do about it, than John Rees".

Recently Rees lead a protest in London against Freedom Flotilla Massacre, Downing Street on the 31st of May 2010.

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Total Books: 37
The Leveller Revolution
2016 - The Leveller Revolution (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781784783884
ISBN-10: 1784783889
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences

A People's History of London
2012 - A People's History of London (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781844678556
ISBN-10: 1844678555
Genre: History

Timelines A Political History of the Modern World
2012 - Timelines a Political History of the Modern World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415691031
ISBN-10: 0415691036
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences

ABC of Asthma
2010 - Abc of Asthma [ABC Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781405185967
ISBN-10: 1405185961

100 Cases in Clinical Medicine
2007 - 100 Cases in Clinical Medicine (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340926598
ISBN-10: 0340926597
Genres: Medicine, Medical Books

Imperialism and Resistance
2006 - Imperialism and Resistance (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415346757
ISBN-10: 0415346754

2004 - Drugs [Read All About It] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
In Garni's Wake The Life and Work of John Rees
2003 - In Garni's Wake the Life and Work of John Rees (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780862436889
ISBN-10: 0862436885

A Defence of History and Class Consciousness Tailism and the Dialectic
2002 - A Defence of History and Class Consciousness Tailism and the Dialectic (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781859843703
ISBN-10: 1859843700
Genre: Nonfiction

2001 - Imperialism [Globalisation, the State and War] (Paperback)
Diagnostic Tests in Respiratory Medicine
1998 - Diagnostic Tests in Respiratory Medicine (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780412283802
ISBN-10: 0412283808
Genres: Medicine, Medical Books

The Algebra of Revolution The Dialectic and the Classical Marxist Tradition
1998 - The Algebra of Revolution the Dialectic and the Classical Marxist Tradition [Revolutionary Studies] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415198776
ISBN-10: 0415198771
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction

Practical Management of Asthma
1998 - Practical Management of Asthma (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781853175879
ISBN-10: 1853175870
Genres: Medicine, Medical Books

ABC of Socialism
1995 - Abc of Socialism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780906224960
ISBN-10: 0906224969
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction

A Medical Catechism
1986 - A Medical Catechism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340376768
ISBN-10: 0340376767
Genre: Medical Books

Technology Regions and Policy
1986 - Technology Regions and Policy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847674091
ISBN-10: 0847674096

Industrial Location and Regional Systems Spatial Organization and the Economic Sector
Equality [Key Concepts in Political Science] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780269027048
ISBN-10: 0269027041
Genre: Nonfiction

AIDS to Clinical Pharmacology And Therapeutics
Aids to Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780443046988
ISBN-10: 0443046980

The Future of the Parish System Shaping the Church of England in the 21st Century
A Colour Atlas of Asthma
A Colour Atlas of Asthma (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780723415299
ISBN-10: 0723415293

Crash Course General Medicine
Crash Course General Medicine [Crash Course S.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780723433316
ISBN-10: 0723433313
Genres: Nonfiction, Medicine, Medical Books