Recent Z Books
Cromwell: Why Are We The Good Guys?
Sep 28, 2012
A provocative challenge to the standard ideology that Western power is a benevolent force in the world.
Contributors: Global Health Watch 3
Oct 01, 2011
An alternative world health report
Sep 06, 2011
This new edition of 9-11, published on the tenth anniversary of the attacks and featuring a new preface by Chomsky, reminds us that today, just as much as ten years ago, information and clarity remain our most valuable resources in the struggle to prevent future violence against the innocent, both at home and abroad.
Chomsky: Chomsky on Anarchism
Aug 14, 2011
"Chomsky is familiar with the key that opens forbidden doors." —Eduardo Galeano One of the world's leading radical intellectuals moves beyond criticism. Chomsky's vision of an anarchist future. We all know what Noam Chomsky is against. His scathing analysis of everything that's wrong with our society reaches more and more people every day. His brilliant critiques of—among other things—capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression, and government propaganda, have become mini-publishing industries unto themselves. But, in this flood of publishing and republishing, very little ever gets said about what exactly Chomsky stands for, his own personal politics, his vision of the future. Not, that is, until Chomsky on Anarchism, a groundbreaking new book that shows a different side of this best-selling author: the anarchist principles that have guided him since he was a teenager. This collection of Chomsky's essays and interviews includes numerous pieces that have never been published before, as well as rare material that first saw the light of day in hard-to-find pamphlets and anarchist periodicals. Taken together, they paint a fresh picture of Chomsky, showing his life-long involvement with the anarchist community, his constant commitment to nonhierarchical models of political organization, and his hopes for a future world without rulers. For anyone who's been touched by Chomsky's trenchant analysis of our current situation, as well as anyone looking for an intelligent and coherent discussion of anarchism itself, Chomsky on Anarchism will be one of this season's most exciting, and surprising, reads. Noam Chomsky is one of the world's leading intellectuals, the father of modern linguistics, an outspoken media and foreign policy critic, and tireless activist. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts
Cornwall: The Participation Reader
Jun 09, 2011
This reader explores the conceptual and methodological dimensions of participatory research and the politics and practice of participation in development.
Cohn: The United States and Torture
Apr 19, 2011
Waterboarding. Sleep deprivation. Sensory manipulation. Stress positions. Over the last several years, these and other methods of torture have become garden variety words for practically anyone who reads about current events in a newspaper or blog.
Censored: Censored 2011
Oct 01, 2010
Each year, as it has for the past quarter century, Project Censored comes up with its list of the top twenty-?ve censored stories—the major new stories that were ignored or under-reported by a mainstream press too busy covering the latest junk food news story.
Chang: Bad Samaritans
Sep 30, 2010
In the 1950s, South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world. During his childhood, Chang (Kicking Away the Ladder), a respected economist at the U. of Cambridge, witnessed the beginnings of Korea's postwar economic miracle as Gen. Park Chung-Hee's dictatorship (despite its corrupt machinations) set the economic groundwork that would lift Korea out of poverty. Though Korea's strategies are heretical to first world, free-market economists, Chang argues that the world's wealthiest nations historically relied on the same heavy-handed protectionist approaches in their quests for economic hegemony. These wealthy, first world economies, which preach free market and free trade to the poor countries in order to capture larger shares of the latter's markets and to pre-empt the emergence of possible competitors are Chang's bad Samaritans. Chang builds his outsider stance through a history of capitalism and globalization and stories of other struggling countries' economic transformations. The resulting polemic about the shortcomings of neoliberal economic theory's belief in unlimited free-market competition and its effect on the developing world is provocative and may hold the key to similar miracles for some of the world's most troubled economies.
Collective: Space for Movement?
Aug 14, 2010
In the wake of the failed COP-15 in Copenhagen last December, Boliviaâ??s first indigenous president called for a World Peopleâ??s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (CMPCC). Was this the necessary space for social movements to respond where governments and the UN have failed? Was it an attempt to co-opt radical demands? Following the CMPCC in Cochabamba, April 2010, this booklet reflects on the lessons from Bolivia and the role of movements in the fight for climate justice.
Curren: Power Without Responsibility
Aug 13, 2010
Media and Power addresses three key questions about the relationship between media and society. How much power do the media have? Who really controls the media? And what is the relationship between media and power in society? In this major new book, James Curran reviews the different answers which have been given before advancing original interpretations in a series of ground-breaking essays.
Commoner: The Closing Circle
Aug 11, 2010
Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity?
Conant: A Poetics of Resistance
Jun 19, 2010
"Being a true tale of a possible better world in its first untamed imaginings."
Costello: The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy
Nov 13, 2009
Canadian foreign policy and imperialism
First line: "Your god has no eyes. He cannot have a soul. Your god is violent, just like you are." (A Hindu neighbour indicts Hasina Begum)
Rules of Disengagement examines the reasons men and women in the military have disobeyed orders and resisted the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It takes readers into the courtroom where sailors, soldiers, and Marines have argued that these wars are illegal under international law and unconstitutional under U.S. law.
Committee: The Coming Insurrection
Jul 01, 2009
The Coming Insurrection is a French communist work (although it has become extremely influential in the North American anarchist scene) that hypothesizes the "imminent collapse of capitalist culture". Written by The Invisible Committee, an anonymous group of contributors (attributed to the Tarnac Nine by the French police), the book was first published in 2007 by French company La Fabrique.
Cotton: 'Hammered by the Irish'
Mar 01, 2009
'Hammered by the Irish' is the story of five activists - The Pitstop Ploughshares - who disabled an Iraq-bound US warplane at Shannon airport in 2003 and their subsequent arrest, imprisonment, trial and ultimate acquittal after a three-year journey through the Irish legal system. The book is beautifully written by Harry Browne - compelling and insightful about the people involved, the country and the action itself.
an easy-going guide that doesn't necessarily have a particular locale to visit, but that also includes general history about a particular locale within the 50 states.