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500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

Gord Hill

2010    70 Pages    (PM Press)

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Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

James S. Frideres, Rene R. Gadacz, James Frideres

2004    (Pearson Education Canada)

Chapter 1: The Legacy of Canadian Colonialism History of Relations between Euro-Canadians and Aboriginal Peoples History of Relations between French and Aboriginal Peoples History of Relations between British and Aboriginal Peoples Post Confederation Aboriginal-White Relations Aboriginal Identity Chapter 2: Aboriginal Canada: Identity and Consciousness Defining and Aboriginal Person Registered Indians Non-status Indians Bill C-31 Metis Inuit Social Divisions Among Aboriginal People The Lavell [...]

Chapter 1: The Legacy of Canadian Colonialism History of Relations between Euro-Canadians and Aboriginal Peoples History of Relations between French and Aboriginal Peoples History of Relations between British and Aboriginal Peoples Post Confederation Aboriginal-White Relations Aboriginal Identity Chapter 2: Aboriginal Canada: Identity and Consciousness Defining and Aboriginal Person Registered Indians Non-status Indians Bill C-31 Metis Inuit Social Divisions Among Aboriginal People The Lavell and Bedard Cases Chapter 3: Profile of Aboriginal People I: Population and Health Residential Patterns Reserves Indian Bands Population Size Population Growth Enfranchisement and Bill C-31: An Historical Note Health Medical Services Directory Aboriginal Health Off-Reserve Indian Health Housing Infrastructure Services Chapter 4: Profile of Aboriginal People II: Social Attributes Age Language Use and Retention Religion Marital Status Socio-Economic Status Income Labour Force Participation Education Educational Curriculum History of Aboriginal Education Types of Indian Schools School Attendance: Primary and Secondary Quality of Aboriginal Education Educational Attainment Post-Secondary School Attendance Living Conditions and Quality of Life Social Assistance Chapter 5: The Canadian Justice System: The Tragedy and Travesty Conflict Euro-Canadian View of Justice Aboriginal Involvement Aboriginal-White Conceptions of Justice Aboriginal Victimization and Justice Assessment Incarceration Aboriginal Inmates Aboriginal Youth and the Law Rehabilitation Returning to Society [less]

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Action a Day - Keeps Global Capitalism Away, An

Mike Hudema

2004    144 Pages    (Between the Lines)

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Activists Under 30

Shirley R. Steinberg

2018    164 Pages    (Brill - Sense)

Activists under 30: Global Youth, Social Justice, and Good Work is a unique book, written about youth, written by youth, celebrating youth activism in the 21st Century. A collaborative book joining the voices of youth, teachers, and scholars highlighting achievements and on-going work of a growing population of young women and men who insist on making a difference.

Activists under 30: Global Youth, Social Justice, and Good Work is a unique book, written about youth, written by youth, celebrating youth activism in the 21st Century. A collaborative book joining the voices of youth, teachers, and scholars highlighting achievements and on-going work of a growing population of young women and men who insist on making a difference. [less]

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Addicted to War

Joel Andreas

2004    80 Pages    (AK Press)

Addicted to War takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully documented and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the United States has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays--and who dies. Over 120,000 copies of the previous edition are in print. This new edition is substantially reworked and fully updated through the War in Iraq [...]

Addicted to War takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully documented and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the United States has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays--and who dies. Over 120,000 copies of the previous edition are in print. This new edition is substantially reworked and fully updated through the War in Iraq. "A witty and devastating portrait of U.S. military policy.”--Howard Zinn Joel Andreas wrote and illustrated The Incredible Rocky, the biting satire that introduced over 100,000 people to the unsavory activities of the Rockefeller family. In Oakland, California on March 24, 2015 a fire destroyed the AK Press warehouse along with several other businesses. Please consider visiting the AK Press website to learn more about the fundraiser to help them and their neighbors. [less]

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After the Future

Franco Bifo Berardi

2011    192 Pages    (AK Press)

After the Future explores our century-long obsession with the concept of "the future." Beginning with F. T. Marinetti's "Futurist Manifesto" and the worldwide race toward a new and highly mechanized society that defined the "Century of Progress," highly respected media activist Franco Berardi traces the genesis of future-oriented thought through the punk movement of the early '70s and into the media revolution of the '90s. Cyberculture, the last truly utopian vision of the future, has ended in a [...]

After the Future explores our century-long obsession with the concept of "the future." Beginning with F. T. Marinetti's "Futurist Manifesto" and the worldwide race toward a new and highly mechanized society that defined the "Century of Progress," highly respected media activist Franco Berardi traces the genesis of future-oriented thought through the punk movement of the early '70s and into the media revolution of the '90s. Cyberculture, the last truly utopian vision of the future, has ended in a clash, and left behind an ever-growing system of virtual life and actual death, of virtual knowledge and actual war. [less]

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Alchemy of Race and Rights, The

Patricia J. Williams

1991    263 Pages    (Harvard University Press)

Patricia Williams is a lawyer and a professor of commercial law, the great-great granddaughter of a slave and a white southern lawyer. This book is an eloquent autobiographical essay in which the author reflects on the intersection of race, gender, and class. She examines racism in America, describes examples of its everyday occurrence, and discusses its implications for the practice and teaching of law.

Patricia Williams is a lawyer and a professor of commercial law, the great-great granddaughter of a slave and a white southern lawyer. This book is an eloquent autobiographical essay in which the author reflects on the intersection of race, gender, and class. She examines racism in America, describes examples of its everyday occurrence, and discusses its implications for the practice and teaching of law. [less]

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Alliances, Coalitions and Partnerships

Joan M. Roberts

2009    176 Pages    (New Society Publishers, Limited)

Multistakeholder processes are now recognized as crucial public participation tools in a variety of fields, including health, housing, community economic development, transportation and more. Nonprofits in these fields are frequently being asked to collaborate with community and government but lack guidance for doing so. This book--outlining why and how to develop such organizations, how they can be most effective, and the special nature of power and leadership involved--is the only book [...]

Multistakeholder processes are now recognized as crucial public participation tools in a variety of fields, including health, housing, community economic development, transportation and more. Nonprofits in these fields are frequently being asked to collaborate with community and government but lack guidance for doing so. This book--outlining why and how to develop such organizations, how they can be most effective, and the special nature of power and leadership involved--is the only book available to facilitate this process. Joan M. Roberts is an award-winning organizational development consultant who provides training workshops on governance and community development. She has over 20 years experience designing and facilitating multistakeholder processes in housing, health promotion, municipal land use, and community development. She lives in Toronto. [less]

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Alternative Futures : Alberta's Boreal Forest at the Crossroads

Richard Schneider

2002    152 Pages    (The Federation of Alberta Naturalists)

Richard Schneider recounts the history of industrial development in the North and provides a detailed account of the forestry and petroleum sectors as they exist in the early 2000s. By documenting the profound transformation of the forest, occurring as a result of industrial activities, he demonstrates that the existing system of management is completely at odds with the forest values held by Albertans. In the last half of the book Schneider describes an alternative approach to forest management [...]

Richard Schneider recounts the history of industrial development in the North and provides a detailed account of the forestry and petroleum sectors as they exist in the early 2000s. By documenting the profound transformation of the forest, occurring as a result of industrial activities, he demonstrates that the existing system of management is completely at odds with the forest values held by Albertans. In the last half of the book Schneider describes an alternative approach to forest management, drawing on scientific literature from around the world. In conclusion, he explains how an integrated system of management based on maintaining natural patterns and processes can achieve ecological objectives, while maintaining a sustainable flow of economic benefits. [less]

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America's War on Terrorism

Michel Chossudovsky

2005    365 Pages    (Hushion House)

In this new and expanded edition of Chossudovsky's 2002 international best seller, the author blows away the smokescreen put up by the mainstream media, that 9/11 was an attack on Amercia by "Islamic terrorists". It focuses on the use of 9/11 as a pretext for the invasion and illegal occupation of Iraq, the militarization of justice and law enforcement and the repeal of democracy.

In this new and expanded edition of Chossudovsky's 2002 international best seller, the author blows away the smokescreen put up by the mainstream media, that 9/11 was an attack on Amercia by "Islamic terrorists". It focuses on the use of 9/11 as a pretext for the invasion and illegal occupation of Iraq, the militarization of justice and law enforcement and the repeal of democracy. [less]

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Anarchism: From Theory to Practice

Daniel Guerin, Daniel Guberin, Institute Professor Department of Linguistics and Philosophy Noam Chomsky

1970    166 Pages    (Monthly Review Pr)

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Anarchism & Socialism: Reformism or Revolution

Wayne Price

2010    (Thoughtcrime, Ink.)

In these essays around common themes, Wayne Price draws on decades of extensive practical experience in antiwar and student movements, marxist tendency groups and affinity-based anarchist organizations, to make an insightful case for "pro-organizational," class struggle anarchism.

In these essays around common themes, Wayne Price draws on decades of extensive practical experience in antiwar and student movements, marxist tendency groups and affinity-based anarchist organizations, to make an insightful case for "pro-organizational," class struggle anarchism. [less]

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Anointed with Oil

Darren Dochuk

2019    688 Pages    (Basic Books)

A groundbreaking new history of the United States, showing how Christian faith and the pursuit of petroleum fueled America's rise to global power and shaped today's political clashes Anointed with Oil places religion and oil at the center of American history. As prize-winning historian Darren Dochuk reveals, from the earliest discovery of oil in America during the Civil War, citizens saw oil as the nation's special blessing and its peculiar burden, the source of its prophetic mission in the [...]

A groundbreaking new history of the United States, showing how Christian faith and the pursuit of petroleum fueled America's rise to global power and shaped today's political clashes Anointed with Oil places religion and oil at the center of American history. As prize-winning historian Darren Dochuk reveals, from the earliest discovery of oil in America during the Civil War, citizens saw oil as the nation's special blessing and its peculiar burden, the source of its prophetic mission in the world. Over the century that followed and down to the present day, the oil industry's leaders and its ordinary workers together fundamentally transformed American religion, business, and politics -- boosting America's ascent as the preeminent global power, giving shape to modern evangelical Christianity, fueling the rise of the Republican Right, and setting the terms for today's political and environmental debates. Ranging from the Civil War to the present, from West Texas to Saudi Arabia to the Alberta Tar Sands, and from oil-patch boomtowns to the White House, this is a sweeping, magisterial book that transforms how we understand our nation's history. [less]

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Apartheid Handbook, The

Roger Ormond

1986    240 Pages    (Penguin Publishing Group)

Explains how South Africa's apartheid policy works on a day-to-day basis, and answers questions about its history, practice and impact on the lives of South Africans

Explains how South Africa's apartheid policy works on a day-to-day basis, and answers questions about its history, practice and impact on the lives of South Africans [less]

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Art of Leaving, The

Ayelet Tsabari

2019    336 Pages    (Random House)

An intimate memoir in essays by an award-winning Israeli writer who travels the world, from New York to India, searching for love, belonging, and an escape from grief following the death of her father when she was a young girl This searching collection opens with the death of Ayelet Tsabari’s father when she was just nine years old. His passing left her feeling rootless, devastated, and driven to question her complex identity as an Israeli of Yemeni descent in a country that suppressed and [...]

An intimate memoir in essays by an award-winning Israeli writer who travels the world, from New York to India, searching for love, belonging, and an escape from grief following the death of her father when she was a young girl This searching collection opens with the death of Ayelet Tsabari’s father when she was just nine years old. His passing left her feeling rootless, devastated, and driven to question her complex identity as an Israeli of Yemeni descent in a country that suppressed and devalued her ancestors’ traditions. In The Art of Leaving, Tsabari tells her story, from her early love of writing and words, to her rebellion during her mandatory service in the Israeli army. She travels from Israel to New York, Canada, Thailand, and India, falling in and out of love with countries, men and women, drugs and alcohol, running away from responsibilities and refusing to settle in one place. She recounts her first marriage, her struggle to define herself as a writer in a new language, her decision to become a mother, and finally her rediscovery and embrace of her family history—a history marked by generations of headstrong women who struggled to choose between their hearts and their homes. Eventually, she realizes that she must reconcile the memories of her father and the sadness of her past if she is ever going to come to terms with herself. With fierce, emotional prose, Ayelet Tsabari crafts a beautiful meditation about the lengths we will travel to try to escape our grief, the universal search to find a place where we belong, and the sense of home we eventually find within ourselves. Advance praise for The Art of Leaving “Candid, affecting . . . [Ayelet Tsabari’s] linked essays cohere into a tender, moving memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Ayelet Tsabari’s memoir is a passionate account of the pain, fire, and fury of adolescence and young adulthood, the search for a sense of belonging, and reconciling the disparate parts of our lives and ultimately ourselves.”—Camilla Gibb, author of This Is Happy and The Beauty of Humanity Movement “Ayelet Tsabari is a fierce-tender writer. Her work is an enchanting mix of vivid anecdote and vigorous insight—spanning generations and geographies, glittering with humor and heart.”—Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation [less]

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Asexual Erotics

Elzbieta Przybylo

2019    252 Pages    (Abnormalities: Queer/Gender/Em)

Develops erotics as a way to rethink the role of sex and sexual desire and to envision new forms of asexual intimacy.

Develops erotics as a way to rethink the role of sex and sexual desire and to envision new forms of asexual intimacy. [less]

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At the cutting edge: The crisis in Canada's forests

Elizabeth May

1998    294 Pages    (Key Porter Books)

Elizabeth May, an environmental writer, has written At the Cutting Edge: The Crisis in Canada’s Forest primarily as a wake-up call to alert people to the devastation of Canada’s forests – a crisis that May repeatedly asserts is parallel to the overfishing of cod in the Maritimes. May lays the blame for this devastation at the feet of cavalier politicians, profit-driven business, and such corporate shibboleths as the superabundance of Canada’s resources and the role of logging in creating [...]

Elizabeth May, an environmental writer, has written At the Cutting Edge: The Crisis in Canada’s Forest primarily as a wake-up call to alert people to the devastation of Canada’s forests – a crisis that May repeatedly asserts is parallel to the overfishing of cod in the Maritimes. May lays the blame for this devastation at the feet of cavalier politicians, profit-driven business, and such corporate shibboleths as the superabundance of Canada’s resources and the role of logging in creating jobs. She argues, too, that technological mechanization is the driving force behind the wood-supply crisis and ecological damage, likening it to the dragging of the fishing banks, allowing plunder at inconceivable rates that would not be possible if workers were operating manually. [less]

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Backyard Composting

John Roulac

1998    96 Pages    (Green Books)

Composting allows you to do something for the part of the Earth you live with day by day: your own back garden. Backyard Composting follows basic values, such as putting things where they belong and not making a mess. Composting at home reduces your personal volume of rubbish, conserves water, increases plant growth, replaces the need for toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and is also fun. With this little book you can learn how easy it is to: START Discusses all types of composting bins [...]

Composting allows you to do something for the part of the Earth you live with day by day: your own back garden. Backyard Composting follows basic values, such as putting things where they belong and not making a mess. Composting at home reduces your personal volume of rubbish, conserves water, increases plant growth, replaces the need for toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and is also fun. With this little book you can learn how easy it is to: START Discusses all types of composting bins and how to build your own bin from scrap materials. MAINTAIN Includes easy-to-make ‘hot recipes’, time-saving tips and a troubleshooting chart. USE Save money by making your own free fertilizer at home from leaves, grass and kitchen scraps. [less]

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Between Hope & Despair: Women Learning Politics

Donna M Chovanec

2009    128 Pages    (Brunswick Books)

An empirical account of political learning in social movements based on a study of the women's movement in Arica, Chile. In the first part of the book the book the author tells the story of how the women of Arica organized to oppose the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. She takes us from the poliitcal struggles that preceded the election of socialist president Salvador Alllende through the repression and resistance of the dictatorship years and then beyond to the present-day student movement in [...]

An empirical account of political learning in social movements based on a study of the women's movement in Arica, Chile. In the first part of the book the book the author tells the story of how the women of Arica organized to oppose the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. She takes us from the poliitcal struggles that preceded the election of socialist president Salvador Alllende through the repression and resistance of the dictatorship years and then beyond to the present-day student movement in Arica. The second part focuses on the political learning and educational processes that emerged from this narrative. The author explores three key themes: political conciousness, social movement praxis and how participation in social movements changes lives. [less]

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Bin Laden, Islam, & America's New War on Terrorism

As'Ad Abukhalil

2011    57 Pages    (Seven Stories Press)

Lebanese scholar As'ad AbuKhalil examines the roots of the September 11 crisis, the causes for antipathy toward the United States, and the historical relations between the U.S. and the Islamic world. AbuKhalil also reviews the background of U.S. entanglement with the Middle East, and how it catalyzed militant fundamentalist networks that came to perceive the United States as an enemy. Beginning with an introduction on the legacy of Western misconceptions about Islam and Arabs, the book focuses [...]

Lebanese scholar As'ad AbuKhalil examines the roots of the September 11 crisis, the causes for antipathy toward the United States, and the historical relations between the U.S. and the Islamic world. AbuKhalil also reviews the background of U.S. entanglement with the Middle East, and how it catalyzed militant fundamentalist networks that came to perceive the United States as an enemy. Beginning with an introduction on the legacy of Western misconceptions about Islam and Arabs, the book focuses on Islamic fundamentalism and U.S. foreign policy, and the way both polarize the world into a "good and evil" "with us or against us" view. Drawing heavily from Arabic language sources, AbuKhalil discusses the rise of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, the Saudi connection, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the regional implications of the American "War On Terrorism." [less]

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Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender

Mia McKenzie

2014    180 Pages    (Lightning Source Inc)

Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website BGD, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy. In this collection of her work from BGD (now available only in this book), McKenzie’s nuanced analysis of intersecting systems of oppression goes deep to reveal the complicated truths of a multiply-marginalized experience. McKenzie tackles the hardest questions of our time with clarity and courage [...]

Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website BGD, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy. In this collection of her work from BGD (now available only in this book), McKenzie’s nuanced analysis of intersecting systems of oppression goes deep to reveal the complicated truths of a multiply-marginalized experience. McKenzie tackles the hardest questions of our time with clarity and courage, in language that is accessible to non-academics and academics alike. She is both fearless and vulnerable, demanding and accountable. Hers is a voice like no other. [less]

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Black Writers Matter

Whitney French

2019    216 Pages    (University of Regina Press)

A collection of narratives on writing, resilience, discrimination, and joy.

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Blood Song

Eric Drooker

2002    304 Pages    (Harvest Books)

Once upon a time a young girl went down to the river to fetch some water. What she found when she returned home, and what she did to survive, no ordinary tongue can tell. In a realm beyond words, Blood Song is a moving pictorial journey through an island forest to another island on the far side of the ocean, where the secrets of the girl's past and the secrets of an unknown future await. From award-winning author Eric Drooker, comes this revolutionary odyssey for the eyes - a story of [...]

Once upon a time a young girl went down to the river to fetch some water. What she found when she returned home, and what she did to survive, no ordinary tongue can tell. In a realm beyond words, Blood Song is a moving pictorial journey through an island forest to another island on the far side of the ocean, where the secrets of the girl's past and the secrets of an unknown future await. From award-winning author Eric Drooker, comes this revolutionary odyssey for the eyes - a story of generations unified by everlasting hope. Here is a modern novel written in the ancient and eternal language of pictures. [less]

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Blue Covenant

Maude Barlow

2009    210 Pages    (The New Press)

A cautionary account of climate change and the global water supply. “You will not turn on the tap in the same way after reading this book.” —Robert Redford In a book hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “passionate plea for access-to-water activism,” Blue Covenant addresses an environmental crisis that—together with global warming—poses one of the gravest threats to our survival. How did the world’s most vital resource become imperiled? And what must we do to pull back from the brink [...]

A cautionary account of climate change and the global water supply. “You will not turn on the tap in the same way after reading this book.” —Robert Redford In a book hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “passionate plea for access-to-water activism,” Blue Covenant addresses an environmental crisis that—together with global warming—poses one of the gravest threats to our survival. How did the world’s most vital resource become imperiled? And what must we do to pull back from the brink? In “stark and nearly devastating prose”, world-renowned activist and bestselling author Maude Barlow—who is featured in the acclaimed documentary Flow—discusses the state of the world’s water. Barlow examines how water companies are reaping vast profits from declining supplies, and how ordinary people from around the world have banded together to reclaim the public’s right to clean water, creating a grassroots global water justice movement. While tracing the history of international battles for the right to water, she documents the life-and-death stakes involved in the fight and lays out the actions that we as global citizens must take to secure a water-just world for all (Booklist). “Sounds the water alarm with conviction and authority.” —Kirkus Reviews “This book proves that water deserves another destiny.” —Eduardo Galeano “Blue Covenant will inspire civil society movements around the world.” —Vandana Shiva [less]

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Body Is Not an Apology, The

Sonya Renee Taylor

2018    168 Pages    (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)

“To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves…‘The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace.” —Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum “Taylor invites us to break up with shame, to deepen our literacy, and to liberate our practice of celebrating every body and never apologizing for this body that is mine and takes care of me so well [...]

“To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves…‘The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace.” —Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum “Taylor invites us to break up with shame, to deepen our literacy, and to liberate our practice of celebrating every body and never apologizing for this body that is mine and takes care of me so well.” —Alicia Garza, cocreator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Strategy + Partnerships Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance “Her manifesto on radical self-love is life altering—required reading for anyone who struggles with body image.” —Claire Foster, Foreword Review Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world—for us all. [less]

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Body Outlaws

Ophira Edut, Rebecca Walker

2000    264 Pages    (Seal Press)

The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue on body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality, and power—issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Body Outlaws offers stories by those who have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their [...]

The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue on body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality, and power—issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Body Outlaws offers stories by those who have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their bodies. [less]

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Bottom Line, The

Diana Gibson, Colleen Fuller

2006    104 Pages    (NeWest Publishers, Limited)

The Alberta government has been looking to the private sector—and in particular to private health insurance—to solve health care problems#46; In this highly readable and well#45;researched book#44; Diana Gibson and Colleen Fuller get to the real story behind private health insurance and offer viable solutions for strengthening Canada’s public health care system from within#46;

The Alberta government has been looking to the private sector—and in particular to private health insurance—to solve health care problems#46; In this highly readable and well#45;researched book#44; Diana Gibson and Colleen Fuller get to the real story behind private health insurance and offer viable solutions for strengthening Canada’s public health care system from within#46; [less]

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Brothers on the Mend

Ernest H. Johnson, Ernest Johnson

1999    288 Pages    (Gallery Books)

At last -- a book, written by a black man, for black men and women who want less conflict in their relationships and better ways to deal with anger. Although the unique problems of black men are not new, they have been habitually discussed without solid suggestions for change -- until now. Psychologist Ernest Johnson, who has been helping black men cope with anger -- including his own -- for more than a decade, offers hope and answers. He shows how anger can be used -- rather than avoided -- to [...]

At last -- a book, written by a black man, for black men and women who want less conflict in their relationships and better ways to deal with anger. Although the unique problems of black men are not new, they have been habitually discussed without solid suggestions for change -- until now. Psychologist Ernest Johnson, who has been helping black men cope with anger -- including his own -- for more than a decade, offers hope and answers. He shows how anger can be used -- rather than avoided -- to build a life filled with love, self-respect, and peace. Exploring the sources of frustration particular to black men today, Dr. Johnson offers prescriptions for managing anger and coping with stress. Changing thought patterns -- and actions -- begins with learning how to: Identify camouflaged anger -- rage that may be repressed or diverted into harmful behaviors, such as excessive smoking, alcohol or drug use, poor eating habits, or risky sexual conduct Build on friendliness, happiness, trust, and compassion to achieve a committed relationship with a black woman Recognize the real origins of tense, hurt, or helpless feelings -- the first step toward change Use simple techniques, such as meditation and time-outs, to stop anger before it takes control Move from anger to problem-solving Heal the wounds of the past Contrary to popular belief, the most powerful part of a man is his feelings. Brothers on the Mend shows African-American men how to heal themselves -- and those who love them -- by embracing the feelings that will set them free. [less]

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Brown Girl in the Ring

Nalo Hopkinson

2001    256 Pages    (Aspect)

The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways-farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.

The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways-farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends. [less]

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Building Sustainable Peace

Thomas F. Keating, W. Andy Knight

2004    439 Pages    (United Nations University Press)

This co-publication of the United Nations University Press and the University of Alberta Press contains a number of papers which examine issues involved in post-conflict reconciliation and peacebuilding; topics of particular current concern following the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Aspects of peacebuilding strategies include disarming warring parties, restoring order, decommissioning and destroying weapons, repatriating refugees, providing advisory and training support for security [...]

This co-publication of the United Nations University Press and the University of Alberta Press contains a number of papers which examine issues involved in post-conflict reconciliation and peacebuilding; topics of particular current concern following the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Aspects of peacebuilding strategies include disarming warring parties, restoring order, decommissioning and destroying weapons, repatriating refugees, providing advisory and training support for security personnel, monitoring elections, de-mining and other forms of demilitarisation, providing technical assistance, advancing efforts to protect human rights, reforming and strengthening institutions of governance including monitoring and supervising elections, and promoting participation in the political process. Many of the papers were presented at a symposium held in Alberta, Canada in March 2000, which included academics, policy advisors and practitioners in the field of peace studies and peacebuilding. [less]

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Building United Judgement

1981    124 Pages    (New Society Pub)

Building United Judgment describes the techniques and skills which groups can apply to make the principles of consensus work effectively. Whether you are new to consensus or a "practiced hand," whether your group uses consensus in the "classic" form or wants to apply consensus principles to your own decision making structure, this book provides a thorough review of practical methods that can make your efforts work. A classic introduction to secular consensus, Building United Judgment was [...]

Building United Judgment describes the techniques and skills which groups can apply to make the principles of consensus work effectively. Whether you are new to consensus or a "practiced hand," whether your group uses consensus in the "classic" form or wants to apply consensus principles to your own decision making structure, this book provides a thorough review of practical methods that can make your efforts work. A classic introduction to secular consensus, Building United Judgment was recently brought back into print by the Fellowship for Intentional Community. [less]

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Burger's Daughter

Nadine Gordimer

2012    384 Pages    (Bloomsbury Publishing)

In this work, Nadine Gordimer unfolds the story of a young woman's slowly evolving identity in the turbulent political environment of present-day South Africa. Her father's death in prison leaves Rosa Burger alone to explore the intricacies of what it actually means to be Burger's daughter.

In this work, Nadine Gordimer unfolds the story of a young woman's slowly evolving identity in the turbulent political environment of present-day South Africa. Her father's death in prison leaves Rosa Burger alone to explore the intricacies of what it actually means to be Burger's daughter. [less]

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Burning Chrome

William Gibson

2014    224 Pages    (Harper Collins)

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback. These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning [...]

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback. These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning Chrome." [less]

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Burning Rage of a Dying Planet

Craig Rosebraugh

2004    278 Pages    (Lantern Books)

Former Earth Liberation Front (ELF) spokesman Craig Rosebraugh chronicles the history and ideology of the ELF, a group that has stirred controversy with its radical approach to protecting the environment.

Former Earth Liberation Front (ELF) spokesman Craig Rosebraugh chronicles the history and ideology of the ELF, a group that has stirred controversy with its radical approach to protecting the environment. [less]

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Calculated Kindness: Global Restructuring, Immigration and Settlement in Canada

Rose Baaba Folson

2004    166 Pages    (Fernwood Books Ltd)

It has often been the perception that Northern states admit immigrants out of generosity, offering security and shelter to people forced from their own countries because of political and economic circumstances. This collection–based on case studies with immigrants–quickly dispels this myth. Immigrants are admitted to serve economic or demographic interests. They also serve to pay back the receiving countries’ own historical and political indebtedness. It is the North that both produces and [...]

It has often been the perception that Northern states admit immigrants out of generosity, offering security and shelter to people forced from their own countries because of political and economic circumstances. This collection–based on case studies with immigrants–quickly dispels this myth. Immigrants are admitted to serve economic or demographic interests. They also serve to pay back the receiving countries’ own historical and political indebtedness. It is the North that both produces and regulates the migration flows, and it is the North that reaps the benefits. Northern migrants to the South, generally, improve their careers and livelihood, whereas migrants from the East and West regress.

How does Canadian society fare when placed within a global background? The immigrant case studies in this book–Ghanaian women learning English, migrant women sex-workers in our cities, foreign-trained professionals, East Asian women and sexual harassment, and Canadian aid workers in the South–all contribute to perform a reality check for the notion of Canada as a “caring and sharing” country. [less]

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Carbon War, The

Jeremy Leggett

2000    368 Pages    (Penguin Publishing Group)

Excessive burning of oil, gas, and coal is raising our planet's thermostat to unacceptable levels-a problem which as already resulted in increased natural catastrophes: storms, floods, droughts, and fire. Yet big oil companies have repeatedly hijacked efforts to slow global carbon emissions. The Carbon War is a major call-to-arms for the safety of our planet. Throughout the last decade, Jeremy Leggett, a distinguished scientist at Oxford University and former director for Green peace, has worked [...]

Excessive burning of oil, gas, and coal is raising our planet's thermostat to unacceptable levels-a problem which as already resulted in increased natural catastrophes: storms, floods, droughts, and fire. Yet big oil companies have repeatedly hijacked efforts to slow global carbon emissions.

The Carbon War is a major call-to-arms for the safety of our planet. Throughout the last decade, Jeremy Leggett, a distinguished scientist at Oxford University and former director for Green peace, has worked doggedly to alert human kind to the threat of ecological catastrophe, He contents that the main enemies-Arab countries, the United States government, oil companies, and automobile manufacturers-have used junk science, an army of lobbyists, and outright lies to ensure that their profits stayed safer than the planet's future.

With the grace of a novelist and the precision of a scientist, Leggett recount his maddening interactions with scientific councils, international governmental meetings, and business leaders. Still, despite the government's backpedaling on eco-promises, the media's laziness, and fossil fuel company rhetoric, the transition to solar energy is coming, he argues. Called the "best book yet about the politics of global worming" by John Gribbin the London Sunday Times, The Carbon War is a riveting read and a critical contribution to the fight for sustainable energy. [less]

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