`This book is essential reading because of the originality of its point of view, the timeliness of its analysis and the startling propositions which it puts forward. Bristling with new ideas, the author provides us with an intelligent way into understanding better the world's present disorders.' Le... More Info
In this short, highly readable book, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a condensation of the central ideas of The Modern World-System, his monumental study of capitalism as an integrated, historical entity. In developing an anatomy of capitalism over the past five centuries, Wallerstein provides one of... More Info
Our politicians have ever-decreasing legitimacy, our financiers-their huge corporate risks underwritten by the taxpayer-are literally and morally bankrupt. All this is done in the name of us, the public, yet we seem to have no genuine say in decision-making and no power to effect change. Why not?... More Info
A collection of poignant testimonials by veterans of recent conflicts who have embraced an evolving tradition of refusing to fight wars they consider unjust is complemented by interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg. Original.
In telling his story, Willson provides numerous examples of the types of personal, risk-taking, nonviolent actions he and others have taken in attempts to educate and effect political change: tax refusal which requires simplification of one's lifestyle; fasting done publicly in strategic political... More Info
This book gathers together material on the social economy from around the world. The Social Economy is a topic of considerable contemporary research and policy interest. From creches to environmental services, from consumer cooperatives to social housing, governments in many countries have begun to... More Info
A political activist and former editor of Combate magazine details the massive social change experienced by the people of Portugal in the years following a military coup in 1974 that ended nearly 50 years of fascist rule. Original.
Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and scepticism about their value. What Are Universities For? offers a spirited and compelling argument for completely rethinking the way we see our... More Info
Provides a cultural history of leftist and libertarian thought in Britain, from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to William Morris, Oscar Wilde and George Orwell and discusses how a recovered anarchist tradition could provide valuable to modern political radicals. Original.
"A skillful compilation of interviews with working-class organizers. . . . Not just an oral history but a chronicle of modern political events ignored in mainstream labor history and journalistic commentary. The value lies in what it will tell future generations about today."—History Workshop... More Info
Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking... More Info
Corporate power is one of the strongest forces shaping our world. More than half of the top 100 economic entities today are private corporations. With their immense size comes commensurate influence, to the point where corporations are able to wreak social and environmental destruction with few... More Info
Eyes to the South studies the currents of the Algerian revolution alongside the development of French anarchist thought from the 1950s to the present. The book presents a fluid mosaic of actions, writings, and theoretical positions as it follows the shifting contexts of Algerian politics and... More Info
With examples from community arts projects in five countries, this collection will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. íViva!is the product of a five-year transnational research project that integrates place, politics, passion, and praxis.
Now in papberack, the bestselling author of Dead Aidtraces the decline of the western world's economic supremacy and offers radical solutions. Acclaimed author Dambisa Moyogives a fresh insider's perspective on the erosion of Western power over the past 50 years. She examines how the West's flawed... More Info
In the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Infidel," and also the subject of an award-winning documentary, this impassioned, first-person account tells of a courageous young Afghani woman who risks her life by denouncing the powerful warlords in her country.
Joseph Heath & Andrew Potter
Harper Perennial; 2005
Paperback; 368 pages
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With the popularity of Michael Moore, Adbusters magazine and Naomi Klein’s No Logo, it’s hard to ignore the growing tide of... More Info
National Bestseller "As Albert Camus wrote, the doctor's role is as a witnessto witness authentically the reality of humanity, and to speak out against the horrors of political inaction. . . . The only crime equaling inhumanity is the crime of indifference, silence, and forgetting." James Orbinski... 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.
Canada's criminal justice landscape has been shaped by contrary trends in recent years. As the crime rate declines, policy-makers continue to push for tough-on-crime legislation, and university criminology programs continue to expand. Given this context, what does the future hold for criminal... More Info
@ is For Activism examines the transformation of politics through digital media, including digital television, online social networking and mobile computing. Joss Hands maps out how political relationships have been reconfigured and new modes of cooperation, deliberation and representation have... More Info
Nonfiction. This is the first English translation of Guerin's monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in two volumes. It details through a vast array of hitherto unpublished documents, letters, debates, manifestoes, reports, impassioned calls-to-arms and reasoned analysis, the history,... More Info
Making use of unprecedented access to Che's personal archives, his guerrilla cohorts, and Cuban government archives, an exhaustive biography traces the life of the Latin American communist revolutionary. 40,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
This is the first English translation of Guerin's monumental anthology of Anarchism. It details, through a vast array of hitherto unpublished documents, writings, letters and reports, the history, organization and practice of the anarchist movement -- its theorists, advocates and activists.
A collection of original essays and testimonials written to LGBT teens from a variety of people, including celebrities, politicians, parents, and other ordinary people, emphasizing the possibilities of a positive future for them.
The environmentalist author of Natural Capitalism traces the contributions of a diverse, worldwide grassroots humanitarian movement through which conscientious individuals and organizations are dedicating their efforts to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. Reprint.