Monthly Archives: September 2012

Kovel, Joel. HISTORY and SPIRIT: An Inquiry into the Philosophy of Liberation 1991. Beacon Press. USA.

This is a book I read and reviewed in 1991. I recently re-read it and still find it to be an important and profound work that confronts me with many questions about my journey through life and the society I … Continue reading

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Kollwitz, Kathe. PRINTS AND DRAWINGS OF KATHE KOLLWITZ selected by Carl Zigrosser. 1969. Dover Book, General Publishing Co. Toronto, Canada.

When the Cold War was at its most virulent, abstract artists in the USA were funded secretly by their government. The official line was that art is not political. Art classified as ´social realism´ was considered politically suspect if not … Continue reading

Filed under Book Reviews, Kathe Kollwitz

Kneen, Brewster. Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada. 1999.

Personal, scientific, philosophical and moral expose of the chemical industries control of modern agriculture. An elegant and moving writer.

Filed under Book Reviews, Brewster Kneen

Kiguli, Susan N. & Violet Barungi. I DARE TO SAY: 5 testimonies by Ugandan women living positively with HIV/AIDS. 2007. Femrite Publications, Kampala, Uganda.

It is rare to find accounts and personal stories of Africa and HIV/AIDS that are not told through the filter of northern white liberals; I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning first hand about African women´s experiences with … Continue reading

Filed under Book Reviews, Susan N. Kiguli, Violet Barungi

Kent, George. FREEDOM FROM WANT: the human right to adequate food. 2005. Georgetown University Press, USA.

Freedom from want; the right to adequate food is included in many international agreements, most notable, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. There is enough food for all on earth, even as our population increases. But many people are hungry; … Continue reading

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Kelly, Kathy. OTHER LANDS HAVE DREAMS: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison 2005. CounterPunch & AK Press, USA &UK.

“…This is my home, the country where my heart is; Here are my hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrines. But other hearts in other lands are beating, With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine. …” Words by … Continue reading

Filed under Book Reviews, Kathy Kelly

Keefe, Patrick Radden. CHATTER: Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping. Random House.

With all the publicity surrounding Wiki leaks´ technology, management and the revelation of many governments´ secret documents, we should not forget that our private communications are regularly hacked and monitored by a sophisticated system of spying posts and satellites by … Continue reading

Filed under Book Reviews, Patrick Radden Keefe

Karmi, Ghada. IN SEARCH OF FATIMA: A Palestinian Story. Verso 2002 London, UK.

This is a poignant and sad memoir, and a vivid description of the life of one of the many Palestinians displaced by the “Nakba”, told by a woman torn from her childhood Jerusalem home with her family, forced into a … Continue reading

Filed under Book Reviews, Ghada Karmi

Kaldor, Mary. New & Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. 1999.

The UK academic shows the links between militarism, globalization, crime and the breakdown of society in this well documented book.

Filed under Book Reviews, Mary Kaldor

Jones, Esyllt and Adele Perry. PEOPLE´S CITIZENSHIP GUIDE: A response to conservative Canada. 2012. Arbeiter Ring Publishing. Winnipeg, MN, Canada.

“Canada has a capitalist economy which means that the bulk of decisions are made by private, for–profit firms hiring wage labour…The Canadian economy is an unequal one… Since the 1980s Canada has become more liberal and less equal. Its tax … Continue reading

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Johnsson—Latham, Gerd. A study on gender equality as a prerequisite for sustainable development. The Environmental Advisory Council, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden.

This is a booklet, readily available from the above site. It gives, in absolutely simple, jargon—free English the clearest and best written analysis of women´s place in the physical environment I have ever read. The author illustrates how, wherever they … Continue reading

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Johnson, Harriet McBryde. Too Late to Die Young, Nearly True Tales from a Life. Henry Holt, New York, 2005.

Surprisingly little has changed in “fitness” circles since the Washington Post first asked, “Who are the unfit?” and then pointed out that the “unfit” tended to be anyone not belonging to the particular group having the discussion. In the ninety-one … Continue reading

Filed under Book Reviews, Harriet McBryde Johnson