Books tagged: Civil Rights

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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

Challenging the Mississippi Fire Bombers

By Jim Dann
Foreword by John Harris

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which had historically excluded most blacks from voting. With a firsthand ... Read more

Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision

Edited by Luciana Ricciutelli, Angela Miles, and Margaret McFadden

This volume brings together essays of remarkable variety and fresh insights from leading feminists around the world. The engaged and sophisticated personal accounts, political speeches and academic articles collected here reveal a vibrant and multifaceted transnational feminist ... Read more

First Voices

Edited by Patricia A. Monture & Patricia D. Mcguire

A collection of articles that examine many of the struggles that Aboriginal women have faced, and continue to face, in Canada. Sections include: Profiles of Aboriginal Women; Identity; Territory; Activism; Confronting Colonialism; the Canadian Legal System; and Indigenous Knowledges. ... Read more

Infrastructure Critical

By Alessandra Renzi & Greg Elmer

Much public debate ensued after the violence and police brutality that gripped Toronto in June 2010 during the G8/G20 Summit. It is now being revealed how the Conservative government's stimulus package was funnelled into "infrastructure" projects aimed at policing Canadians ... 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

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