Gandhi – Kathryn Tidrick

June 16, 2020
Kathryn Tidrick outlines the origins of Gandhi's ideas and how they guided his political actions. Her account flies in the face of much hagiographic Gandhiana and shatters the myth that arose after Gandhi's death, revealing the more obscure aspects of his life and ideology.

Chokehold – Paul Butler

June 5, 2020
Butler explores laws and practices that subdue African American men and perpetuate the institution of white supremacy in the United States, and this is precisely what they were designed to do.

The Jakarta Method – Vincent Bevins

May 25, 2020
Bevins tells the story of America's role in the development of South East Asian and Latin American national security states and in their murder of millions of civilians during the Cold War. It describes maniacal anti-communism that spared noone.

Pierre Vallieres

May 20, 2020
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.

Rebel Cities – David Harvey

May 19, 2020
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.

Track Changes – Sayed Kashua

April 29, 2020
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.

The Real Terror Network – Edward S. Herman

April 28, 2020
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

Plagues and Peoples – William H. McNeill

April 26, 2020
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

Infections and Inequalities – Paul Farmer

April 25, 2020
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

The Hot Zone – Richard Preston

March 31, 2020
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.

In the Red Corner – Mike Gonzalez

January 12, 2020
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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