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Pierre Vallieres

Pierre Vallieres' manifesto and the ideological background to the violence that rocked Canada in the '60s and '70s. It traces Vallieres' origins and elaborates his beliefs, firmly rooting them in his immediate and global environment.

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Rebel Cities – David Harvey

Urbanization absorbs capital and in the process transforms societies, the economy and the environment. It is a product and a site of class struggle and the Left must adapt its organization better to face the destruction urbanization brings with itself.

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Track Changes – Sayed Kashua

A powerful novel that explores the notions of identity and belonging of Palestinians in Israel and abroad through a masterful narrative, replete with nuance and melancholy beauty.

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The Real Terror Network – Edward S. Herman

The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda, Edward S. Herman, South End Press, 1982, pp. 252, ISBN 0-89608-134-6 One reason enough to read Herman’s The Real Terror Network is that it features at the top of the Chomsky Reading List, a compilation of books and authors most often

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Plagues and Peoples – William H. McNeill

Plagues and Peoples, William H. McNeill, Anchor Books Doubleday, 1977, pp. 365, ISBN 0-385-12122-9  Professor William McNeill’s career spanned the latter half of the 20th century and was devoted to macrohistorical explanations of change. He is most widely known for his work The Rise of the West in which he

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Infections and Inequalities – Paul Farmer

Infection and Inequalities: the Modern Plague, Paul Farmer, University of California Press, 2001, pp. 375, ISBN: 9780520229136 In 2018, a total of 1.5 million people died of tuberculosis in the world, with a further 10 million who fell ill with the infection. Accounting for two-thirds of the total number of

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The Hot Zone – Richard Preston

A terrifying true story about the origins and spread of different filo-viruses and people tasked with preventing it. Preston tells the story of a contained outbreak of Ebola in Reston, Virginia in 1989 and 1990.

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In the Red Corner – Mike Gonzalez

The biography of one of Latin America's leading Marxist thinkers whose works are largely unknown to the English-speaking world. Mariategui's Marxism offers insightful analysis of the effects of colonialism on Latin America and the role of indigenous people and united fronts in overcoming capitalism.

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Monopoly Capital – Baran and Sweezy

The main unit under monopolistic capitalism is the giant corporation. The book describes how contradictions arise in this system and how they are resolved and the effect they have on the society at large.

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Tear Gas – Anna Feigenbaum

Dr. Feigenbaum traces the incorporation of tear gas into the modern day strategy of crowd control, its historical transformation from a barbaric chemical weapon to a weapon of choice and the role of corporations in this process.

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The Green New Deal – Jeremy Rifkin

Rifkin outlines a pro-market and growth oriented plan for the transition to a green economy in the US. For Rifkin, the harbingers of hope are to be found in the business community.

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Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

In this autobiography, Snowden sheds light on his life. decisions and events that led him to disclose classified information on mass surveillance programs run by the US government.

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