Monthly Archives: September 2012

Arab Group for the Protection of Nature. SIXTY ONE PORTRATS TO THE RYTHM OF HATIKIVA: Some of the Israeli Massacres in Palestine.

Illustrated by Marwa Al-Najjar. Introduction by Razan Zuayter. 2009. Published by the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature. Amman, Jordan. Published in commemoration of the sixty one years since the Nakba, the catastrophe which was the violent expulsion … Continue reading

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Andreas, Joel. Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism 2003, AK Press, USA

I am addicted to reading, but rarely do I read comics. I’m glad I read this comic book with a difference it says a lot more and says it better than many weighty tomes I wade through. Andreas is focussed … Continue reading

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Amiry, Suad. SHARON AND MY MOTHER-IN-LAW: Ramallah Diaries. Granta Books. 2005. London, UK

It is hard to imagine that there can be humour about and in a brutal war and occupation, but Amiry proves me wrong and shows again the amazing resilience of the Palestinian people. As someone else once said about her … Continue reading

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Abunimah, Ali. ONE COUNTRY: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. 2006. Metropolitan Books. USA (revised edition to be published in 2010)

This proposal, by the founder of the Electronic Intifada, Electronic Iraq and Electronic Lebanon websites, is one of the most hopeful I have read. It deserves serious consideration by anyone concerned about this global hotspot – and about justice for … Continue reading

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Brutus, Dennis. Poetry & Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader. Edited by Lee Sustar & Aisha Karim. 2006. Haymarket Books. USA

“The perfume of freedom has burned my mind…” When I finished reading this history of a remarkable and committed activist and the anthology of his sixty years of poetry, prose, and speeches, I regretted my own failure to talk with … Continue reading

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Diebel, Linda. Betrayed: The Assassination of Digna Ochoa. 2005. HarperCollins. Canada.

“In Mexico, to defend human rights is to risk your life.” Digna Ochoa This is not a pretty book nor is it a quick read. It is a detailed account of the life and commitment of a young Mexican human … Continue reading

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