Recent Z Books
Zepeda: Drug War Mexico
Jun 14, 2012
Mexico is a country in crisis. Capitalizing on weakened public institutions, widespread unemployment, a state of lawlessness and the strengthening of links between Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, narcotrafficking in the country has flourished during the post-1982 neoliberal era. In fact, it has become one of Mexico's biggest source of revenue, as well as its most violent, with over 12,000 drug-related executions in 2011 alone. In response, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, armed with millions of dollars in US military aid, has launched a crackdown, ostensibly to combat organised crime. Despite this, human rights violations have increased, as has the murder rate, making Ciudad Juárez on the northern border the most dangerous city on the planet. Meanwhile, the supply of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine has continued to grow. In this insightful and controversial book, Watt and Zepeda throw new light on the situation, contending that the 'war on drugs' in Mexico is in fact the pretext for a US-backed strategy to bolster unpopular neoliberal policies, a weak yet authoritarian government and a radically unfair status quo.
Sep 08, 2010
With his wit and unique ability to illuminate history from below, historian and playwright Howard Zinn dramatizes the life of Emma Goldman, the anarchist, feminist, and free-spirited thinker who was exiled from the United States because of her outspoken views, including her opposition to World War I. As Zinn writes in his Introduction, Emma Goldman “seemed to be tireless as she traveled the country, lecturing to large audiences everywhere, on birth control (‘A woman should decide for herself’), on the falsity of marriage as an institution (‘Marriage has nothing to do with love’), on patriotism (‘the last refuge of a scoundrel’) on free love (‘What is love if not free?’), and also on drama, including Shaw, Ibsen, and Strindberg.” This book will be of immense interest to feminists, anarchists, American historians, and people interested in the long history of resistance and protest in the United States.
Zinn: A Power Governments Cannot Suppress
Aug 25, 2010
The late Howard Zinn gives an overview of his political convictions.
Zinn: The Bomb
Aug 12, 2010
Howard Zinn (1922 –2010) was raised in a working-class family in Brooklyn, and flew bombing missions for the United States in World War II, an experience he now points to in shaping his opposition to war. Under the GI Bill he went to college and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University
Zinn: Three Strikes
Aug 12, 2010
When the National Guard arrived in Ludlow, Colorado, in the fall of 1913, striking coal miners cheered. Five months later the Guard opened fire on them and their families. So begins Three Strikes, a collaboration by acclaimed American historians.
Zibechi: Dispersing Power
Jul 01, 2010
This, Raúl Zibechi's first book translated into English, is an historical analysis of social struggles in Bolivia and the forms of community power instituted by that country's indigenous Aymara. Dispersing Power, like the movements it describes, explores new ways of doing politics beyond the state, gracefully mapping the "how" of revolution, offering valuable lessons to activists and new theoretical frameworks for understanding how social movements can and do operate independently of state-centered models for social change.
Zinn: Une histoire populaire des Etats Unis
Feb 07, 2010
Une histoire populaire des États-Unis De 1492 à nos jours Traduit de l’anglais par Frédéric Cotton
Zinn: A People's History of American Empire
Feb 02, 2009
Shifting from world-shattering events to one familyâ€™s small revolutions, A Peopleâ€™s History of American Empire presents the classic ground-level history of America in a dazzling new form.
In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog â€œThe Edge of Sportsâ€ is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played...
Zinn: A People's History of the United States
Dec 23, 2007
Zinn: Artists in a Time of War (AK Press Audio)
Oct 12, 2007