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Dambusters Performance

Dambusters

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Publisher's Summary

"A few years ago, I became one of the founders of the llisu Dam Campaign, [dedicated to stopping] a government-backed project to build a dam in the Kurdish region of Turkey. This audio programme is a recording of a show I did about the campaign, the people, and the dam. The show was recorded days after we had found out that the campaign was a success. At the end of the show, many of those involved in the campaign piled onstage to celebrate: Kurds, environmentalists, human-rights campaigners, activists, lawyers, and crusty chums. It was quite an exciting and memorable night."
Mark Thomas

© and (P)2001 Laughing Stock Productions Ltd

What the Critics Say

"If only all subversives were like him." (NME)
"He's a man with a passionate desire to communicate his ideas, who is also very funny." (The Guardian)

What Members Say

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    Duncan Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom 12/08/2008
    Duncan Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom 12/08/2008
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    "Inspired"

    I first became aware of Mark's work from his C4 shows, and to this day I try to never let an opportunity to hear his stuff pass by.

    His ability to point out the ludicrous / unjust / bordering illegal / just plain selfish actions of so many of today's 'big corporations' (both business & government) has yet to be surpassed, and each time I hear him I am left wondering 'Why aren't I taking action like him?' so thought provoking are his words & deeds

    Oh, and he's very very funny as well, so that helps.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carl Craigavon, Armagh, United Kingdom 19/05/2007
    Carl Craigavon, Armagh, United Kingdom 19/05/2007
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    "Good Stuff"

    Wow. Fantastic, never listened to this type of thing before, heartily recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 20/06/2008 Listener Since 2005
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    "wow"

    funny, moving, inspirational.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paul taunton, somerset, United Kingdom 12/04/2010
    Paul taunton, somerset, United Kingdom 12/04/2010
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    "a must buy"

    superb and eye opening bitter sweet i laughed and at the end had tears in my eyes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Spike1138 12/01/2016
    Spike1138 12/01/2016 Member Since 2014
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    ""We f**king WON...!!""

    "...and earlier on today, we just found out, we f**king WON...!
    :-j

    Ah, yes - 'won'... For those amongst, if you're on the Left.... 'Won'.... I realise that you may not be quite familiar with this phenomenon, or maybe perhaps you remember once experiencing this feeling, long, long ago...."

    If the last 10 mins of the struggles of the Kurdish Dambusters and their stories, as narrated and recounted by Mark Thomas does not make you weep, then you might want to check your soul is still in one piece and attached to your eyelids, because otherwise it's likely to be either seriously defective, or it has come loose in transit somewhere along the way and slipped away completely.

    A heroic real life moral fable for these dark days living under the Wars of Terror.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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