Recent Z Books
Kreider: Student Power
Sep 03, 2012
Based on the student power/democracy ideology of Students for a Democratic Society and the latter short-lived Movement for Democracy and Education - 180. Pamphlet/booklet.
Keen: Debunking Economics
Sep 01, 2011
Looking at the logical and mathematical foundations of neoclassical ecnomics.
Kwa: Behind the Scenes at the WTO
May 12, 2011
Based on interviews with people actually participating in the negotiations, this remarkable book lifts the shroud of secrecy surrounding these ostensibly democratic negotiations.
Kattan: From Coexistence to Conquest
Apr 12, 2011
From Coexistence to Conquest seeks to explain how the Arab-Israeli conflict developed by looking beyond strict legalism to the men behind the policies adopted by the Great Powers at the dawn of the twentieth century. It controversially argues that Zionism was adopted by the British Government in its 1917 Balfour Declaration primarily as an immigration device and that it can be traced back to the 1903 Royal Commission on Alien Immigration and the Alien’s Act 1905. The book contains the most detailed legal analysis of the 1915-6 Hussein-McMahon correspondence, as well as the Balfour Declaration, and takes a closer look at the travaux préparatoires that formed the British Mandate of Palestine. It places the violent reaction of the Palestine Arabs to mass Jewish immigration in the context of Zionism, highlighting the findings of several British commissions of inquiry which recommended that Britain abandon its policy. The book also revisits the controversies over the question of self-determination, and the partition of Palestine. The Chapter on the 1948 conflict seeks to update international lawyers on the scholarship of Israel’s ‘new’ historians and reproduces some of the horrific accounts of the atrocities that took place from newspaper reports, UN documents, and personal accounts, which saw the expulsion and exodus of almost an entire people from their homeland. The penultimate chapter argues that Israel was created through an act of conquest or subjugation. The book concludes with a sobering analysis of the conflict arguing that neither Jews nor Arabs were to blame for starting it.
Kassem: Palestinian Women
Mar 10, 2011
Palestinian Women is the first book to examine and document the experiences and the historical narrative of ordinary Palestinian women who witnessed the events of 1948 and became involuntary citizens of the State of Israel.
Khuri-Makdisi: The Making of Global Radicalism
Nov 16, 2010
In this groundbreaking book, Ilham Khuri-Makdisi establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914.
Kapp: Social Costs Private Enterprise
Sep 11, 2010
". . . expose the existence of costs not accounted for in entrepreneurial expenses and to show that conventional economic theory failed to take adequate if any account of those social costs that confront us today in the form of a serious deterioration of man's natural and social environment." (From author's introduction to 1971 edition.) Emphasizes environmental degradation and occupational hazard, flatly blaming private enterprise in huge detail. Written with enormous disciplined passion.
Kamin: Not In Our Genes
Aug 20, 2010
[A] riproaring dismantling of the recent rise of biological interpretations of why we behave as we do..required reading - Ashley Montagu.
Kropotkin: Revolutionary Pamphlets
Aug 07, 2010
The collected writings of Peter Kropotkin.
This book provides the tools to put democratic values into practice in groups and organizations. Designed to help groups increase participation and collaboration, promote mutual understanding, honor diversity, and make effective, inclusive, participatory decisions, it is loaded with graphics, guidelines and hand outs, and presents more than 200 valuable tools and skills. It is perfect for managers, participants, seasoned practitioners, and students of working group dynamics.
In the past few years, South America has witnessed the rise of leftist governments coming into power on the heels of dramatic social and political unrest. From Hugo Chávez in Venezuela to Evo Morales, the indigenous head of state of Bolivia, and Michelle Bachelet, the first woman president in Chile, the faces of South American politics are changing rapidly and radically.
Kurkulos: Toolbox for Sustainable City Living
Aug 08, 2008
A Do-It-Ourselves Guide
Nationalism, War & the Great Powers, 1804-1999
In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries
Kelly, a founder of Voices in the Wilderness, returned to the US to face a federal prison sentence for protesting at the School of the Americas, the torture and assassin training-ground at Ft. Benning, Georgia. From her cell, Kelly recounts in vivid and harrowing detail the miserable conditions inside US prisons, where young mothers are sealed away in the name of the merciless war on drugs. A stunning book by a true American hero.
Kolhatkar: Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence (Open ...
Oct 12, 2007