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Advocating for Palestine in Canada

Edited by Emily Regan Wills, Jeremy Wildeman, Michael Bueckert, and Nadia Abu-Zahra
Foreword by Libby Davies

 

Why is it so difficult to advocate for Palestine in Canada and what can we learn from the movement’s successes? This account of Palestine solidarity activism in Canada grapples with these questions through a wide-ranging exploration of the movement’s different actors, ... Read more

Against the New Authoritarianism

By Henry Giroux

Against the New Authoritarianism traces the US descent into authoritarianism: the rise of a ruthless market fundamentalism, the emergence of a form of religious correctness that substitutes blind faith for critical reason, the growing militarization of everyday life, the corporate ... Read more

Life Histories from the Revolution

By Karigo Muchai & Ngugi Kabiro

In the early 1970s, Donald Barnett -- who worked with Karari Njama to produce Mau Mau From Within (published by Daraja Press) -- also worked with three militants of the Kenya Land and Freedom Army to enable them to tell the story of their experience in fighting for freedom and ... Read more

Murder on the Inside

By Catherine Fogarty

Shortlisted for the Speaker's Book Award • Shortlisted for The Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book

“You have taken our civil rights—we want our human rights. ”

On April 14, 1971, a handful of prisoners attacked the guards at Kingston Penitentiary and seized ... Read more

Murdering Justice

By Jeffrey Shantz

Murdering Justice is the first book on lethal police force against resistance movements in Canada and the killings of activists involved in diverse social struggles. There is a powerful myth in Canadian society, one that shapes peoples' perceptions of themselves as Canadians, ... Read more

Orwell in Cuba

By Frédérick Lavoie
Translated by Donald Winkler

Orwell in Cuba chronicles journalist Frédérick Lavoie’s attempts to unravel the motives behind the mysterious appearance of a new translation of George Orwell’s 1984, formerly taboo in Cuba, just ahead of the country’s twenty-fifth International Book Fair. Lavoie works ... Read more

Pale Blue Hope

By Ronald Poulton

In 1998 Ron Poulton traveled to Tajikistan as a legal adviser to the UN Mission. It was his job to ensure the men on trial for killing members of a UN observer force--Team Garm--received a fair trial. Poulton vividly captures life in Dushanbe, the Tajik capital, a city full ... Read more

Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

By Robin Philpot

Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali declared to author Robin Philpot that “the Rwandan Genocide was 100 percent American responsiblity. ” Yet a more official narrative would have it that horrible Hutu génocidaires planned and executed a satanic scheme to eliminate ... Read more

Undaunted

By Gabriel Dolan
Foreword by Maina Kiai

From his work in Turkana, Kitale, Kapenguria and Mombasa, Father Gabriel reminds us that true transformative change comes from the people themselves, from the bottom up. This is a challenge that the social justice/human rights practitioners must internalize and the sooner the ... Read more