Books tagged: Human Rights

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Accidental Opportunities

By Bridglal Pachai

Compelling and inspiring, this autobiography chronicles the life of Bridglal "Bridge" Pachai, a lifelong advocate of social justice whose journey has taken him from South Africa to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The book traces his years teaching history—at universities in South Africa, ... 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

Murder on the Inside

By Catherine Fogarty

“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 control, making headlines around the world. For four intense days, the prisoners held the guards hostage while ... 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