In this startlingly original vision of Canada, thinker John Ralston Saul unveils 3 founding myths. Saul argues that the famous "peace, order, and good government" that supposedly defines Canada is a distortion of the country's true nature. Every single document before the BNA Act, he points out,... More Info
Armah, Ayi Kwei
Per Ankh Publishing
1885, Berlin: European and American globalizers set up colonies that impoverished Africans by exporting raw resources to fuel European and American prosperity.
1960s: "Independent" Africa's rulers, far from uniting Africa to create... More Info
Based on documents gathered using the Access to Information Act and from human rights investigations and first-hand interviews, this report discloses how Canada, the United States, and France undermined the overthrow of Haiti's elected government. Discussing the current state of Haiti—the poorest... More Info
In contrast to the common opinion that Canada's primary role has been peacekeeper in several historic disputes, this study sheds light on several dark corners of the country's foreign policy. From participation in the U.N. mission that killed Patrice Lumumba in the Congo to support for South... More Info
This is the second volume of the only complete critical edition of these seminal writings in English, based on the authoritative Italian edition, "Quaderni del carcere," prepared by Valentino Gerratana. This volume encompasses notebooks 3, 4, and 5.
Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, rather than just reporting on them, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the... More Info
[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the... More Info
Is this a new age of barbarism? The scale and pervasiveness of violence today calls urgently for serious analysis of: the 'war on terror' and counter-insurgencies; terror and counter-terror; suicide bombings and torture; civil wars and anarchy; urban gang warfare; and the persistence of chronic... More Info
According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is ?arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn't easy to read . . . or at least he wasn't until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky,... More Info
No one in 1980 could have guessed that Zimbabwe would become a failed state on such a monumental and tragic scale. In this incisive and revealing book, acclaimed writer Richard Bourne shows how a country which had every prospect of success when it achieved a delayed independence in 1980, became a... More Info
Just outside Toronto, a 14-year-old Canadian girl was auctioned on the internet for men to purchase by the hour. A young woman was taken by slave traders from an African war zone to Edmonton to earn greater profits by exploiting her in prostitution. A gang called Wolfpack recruited teenagers in... More Info
"The ultimate focus of the rest of my life is to eradicate the use of child soldiers and to eliminate even the thought of the use of children as instruments of war." —Roméo Dallaire In conflicts around the world, there is an increasingly popular weapon system that requires negligible technology,... More Info
Peter C. Newman, Canada's most "cussed and discussed" political journalist, on the death spiral of the Liberal Party. The May 2, 2011 federal election turned Canadian governance upside down and inside out. In his newest and possibly most controversial book, bestselling author Peter C. Newman argues... More Info
A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the recent earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and... More Info
Following the acclaimed Uncle Sam and Usand the influential Does North AmericaExist?Stephen Clarkson - the preeminent analyst of North America's political economy - and Matto Mildenberger turn continental scholarship on its head by showing how Canada and Mexico contribute to the United States'... More Info
On 20 March 2004, John Ralston Saul delivered the inaugural Joseph Howe lecture at Kingrs"s College School of Journalism in Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of Canadars"s foremost thinkers on issues of media, politics and society, Saul spoke to the legacy of Joseph Howe, his famous defense in 1835, and of... More Info
Sociologist and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward have been famously credited by Glenn Beck - the right-wing Fox News presenter - with devising a world view responsible for everything from creating a culture of poverty to fomenting violent revolution,... More Info
The author argues that the record of Michael Ignatieff, one of Canada's most prominent politicians, suggests that, despite claims to the contrary, he has stood in opposition to the extension of democracy and the pursuit of greater equality, and has even provided justification for torture.
Malalai Joya has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country's powerful NATO-backed warlords. She was twenty-five years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new... More Info
Penguin; Aug 2008
Hardcover; 304 pages
QUESTIONED. SHADOWED. IMPRISONED ABROAD. ISOLATED. INTERROGATED. TORTURED. RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE.
That’s what happened to FOUR CANADIAN MUSLIM MEN accused of terrorist links. One of them, Maher Arar has been fully exonerated... More Info
by Joshua Key as told to Lawrence Hill
House of Anansi Press; 2007
Hardcover; 256 pages
In this first-ever memoir from a young US soldier who participated for eight months in the war in Iraq and then fled to Canada, Joshua Key offers a vivid and damning indictment of how the war... More Info
Literary Nonfiction. Middle Eastern Studies. African American Studies. Asian American Studies. In these thoughtful essays, Sheema Khan--Canadian hockey mom and Harvard PhD--gives us her own pointed insights on the condition of being a modern and liberal, yet practising Muslim, especially in Canada.... More Info
The Arctic is being transformed. Climate change has generated new concerns about resources, transportation, sovereignty, security, and about the future of Northern peoples. In this book, three of Canada's leading commentators on Arctic issues debate what the country should do to frame and implement... More Info
Describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa that has channeled billions of dollars in aid but failed to either reduce poverty or increase growth, offering a hopeful vision of how to address the problem.
This polemical study systematically undermines the popular and scholarly representations of the Israel- Palestine conflict. Opening with a theoretical discussion of Zionism and its roots, Norman Finkelstein goes on to look at the demographic origins of the Palestinians, referencing the work of Joan... More Info
The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new understanding of these events but also studies... More Info
"Fearmonger" is the first comprehensive independent analysis of the "tough on crime" measures being implemented by the Canadian federal government under Stephen Harper. Author Paula Mallea, a former criminal lawyer and a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, lays out... More Info
In a manner that reflects his long-time academic and practitioner’s association with conservative politics and ideas in Canada, Hugh Segal traces the deep historical roots of Canadian conservatism and the themes that unite its pre- and post-confederation reality with today’s challenges and... More Info
A unique anthology presents the voices of political dissent through the ages, via poems and songs, pamphlets and speeches and plays and manifestos, in a collection that includes excerpts from Joe Hill, Eugene Debs, Frederick Douglass, Galileo, Olympe de Gouges and many more. Original.
"This is a classic Chomsky work: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him."---John Pilger In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the... More Info
The first book of its kind to appear since the end of the Cold War, this indispensable reference provides encyclopedic coverage of communism and its impact throughout the world in the twentieth century. With the opening of archives in former communist states over the past twenty years, scholars... More Info
Documents the extent of the influence that the religious right already wields in Canada and shows how, quietly, often stealthily, it has provoked far-reaching changes in Canadian policies and institutions, including our public service, our schools and our courts.