John Medhurst

John Medhurst is a Trade Union Officer with a background in Civil Service and Public Sector policy issues. He has a BA in History & Politics from Queen Mary College, University of London, and has worked at all levels in the civil service including Job Centres, the HSE and Whitehall, in all of which he was an active trade unionist. He was elected to the PCS Union's National Executive Committee 2003-06, and was the PCS's representative on the European Public Services Union's (EPSU) Public Services Network for six years. He has written articles for the Journal of Contemporary European Research, Novara Media and Red Pepper. As a member of Brighton & Hove Green Party he organised and chaired the founding meeting of the Brighton People's Assembly attended by 400 people and addressed by Caroline Lucas, Hilary Wainwright and Owen Jones. In 2015, he joined the Labour Party after the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader. John's first book, That Option No Longer Exists: Britain 1974-76, was published by Zero Books in 2014. His second book, No Less Than Mystic: A History of Lenin and the Russian Revolution for a 21st Century Left, was published by Repeater Books in 2017. John is married with two daughters, and lives in Brighton, UK.

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No Less Than Mystic: A History of Lenin and the Russian Revolution for a 21st-Century Left

Published in the centenary year of the 1917 Russian Revolution, No Less Than Mystic is a fresh and iconoclastic history of Lenin...

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