Category Archives: Book Reviews
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
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
Khalidi, Anbara Salam. MEMOIRS of AN EARLY ARAB FEMINIST: The life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi. 2013. Pluto Press. London, UK. Translated from Arabic by Tarif Khalidi ISBN 978 0 7453 3356 4
Review by Theresa Wolfwood “I do not intend to write journal or history of my family…these memoirs might be described as a history of some landmarks of the age in which I lived…” Readers should not be put off by … Continue reading
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
King,Thomas. THE INCONVIENIENT INDIAN: A curious account of native people in North America.2012. Anchor Canada. Random House. Canada ISBN 978-0-385-66422-6
This is a widely recommended book in Canada and deservedly so. King is a witty, articulate and colourful writer and that comes through even in this painful and devastating history of the 1st peoples of the two largest countries on … Continue reading
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.
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
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
Kovel, Joel. OVERCOMING ZIONISM: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine. 2007. Published by Between the Lines. Toronto ON & Pluto Press, USA & UK.
´This book is absolutely fundamental for those who reject the unfortunate confusion between Jews, Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel –– a confusion which is the basis for systematic manipulation by the imperialist power system. It convincingly argues in … Continue reading
Kovel, Joel. The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? Zed Books London, UK, & New York, USA. 2002.
Kovel, a USA activist-scholar and one of the most original and radical thinkers in that country, has written many thoughtful and challenging books on subjects ranging from Nicaragua to political witch hunting in USA. The Enemy of Nature, not exactly … Continue reading
Kurlansky, Mark. Nonviolence: Twenty-five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea. 2006. Modern Library, Random House, New York, USA.
The kind of pacifism that does not actively combat the war preparations of the government is powerless and will always stay powerless. Albert Einstein One of the twenty-five lessons tells us that there is no proactive word for non–violence – … Continue reading
Langley, Billy & Dan Curtis. GOING WITH THE FLOW: Small scale water power. 2004. Centre for Alternative Technology Publications, Wales.
This little book excites me more than the whole heavy stack that PN recently sent me. It is immediate, politically and socially relevant, practical and comprehensive – we need it. Small scale water power – that is. The price of … Continue reading