Category: Books

Al Gedicks: A Review of Stuart Kirsch’s Mining Capitalism

Kirsch is uniquely qualified to examine the relationship between mining corporations and their critics—he spent two decades as an anthropologist doing ethnographic research and participating in an indigenous political movement opposed to the Ok Tedi copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea.

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Seth Sandronsky: Empowering the Public?

Despite the lofty rhetoric redolent of benefitting the public’s interest, CCSS is not local empowerment of parents and teachers on behalf of students

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Edward Herman: A Review of Manufactured Crisis

Journalist-scholar Gareth Porter has published another fine book on U.S. aggression, Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, which follows in the footsteps of his 2005 study, The Perils of Dominance.

Michael Hirsch: Sanitation Workers: You Gotta Love Them

Review of Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City

Edward S. Herman: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the recent history of Rwanda

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Gilbert Achcar: “The People Want”

Gilbert Achcar spoke to Jacques Babel about his forthcoming book on the Arab revolt due out in paperback in English in June.   Why have you entitled your book simply "The People Want"?  This formula, "the people want," has been used in recent movements to express all kinds of demands, from the most basic to Read more…

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Richard Falk: Seeing in the Dark with Victoria Brittain

This is but a prelude to commenting briefly upon Victoria Brittain’s extraordinary recent book of humane disclosure, SHADOW LIVES: THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF THE WAR ON TERROR (London: Pluto, 2013; distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan). Brittain is a journalist who not only sees in the dark, but what is even rarer among Read more…

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Michael Albert: Chapter 3 of Occupy Vision: Parpolity

Chapter Three Self Management Implies Parpolity This is the chapter three of Occupy Vision, which is the second volume of the three volume set titled Fanfare for the Future. In coming days we will post the book's eight chapters. You can find out more about Occupy Theory, Occupy Vision, and Occupy Strategy, as well as how to purchase Read more…

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Laura Mcclure: A Novel Idea: Fiction for Labor Activists

When we're not reading Labor Notes, many activists rely on fiction for inspiration, new perspectives, and, of course, entertainment. For some of us, novels even helped start us down our paths of activism. But—which novels? A survey of a handful of labor activists and educators revealed their favorite class-conscious novels. Strikes! Since fiction is built Read more…

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