Author Archives: Theresa Wolfwood. Director, The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation

About Theresa Wolfwood. Director, The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation

Theresa Wolfwood is the co-founder and director of the Barnard-Boecker Center Foundation.

Shaxson, Nicholas. Treasure islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens. 2011. Palgrave Macmillan. UK. ISBN 978-0-230-10501-0

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “Societies grant corporations immense privileges, such  as limited liability…they have also been granted the right to be treated as artificial legal entities that can relocate to different  jurisdictions almost at will, irrespective of where they really … Continue reading

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Butler, C.T. & Keith McHenry. FOOD, NOT BOMBS. See Sharp Press,Arizona. USA

By Theresa Wolfwood   “This slogan requires no complicated analysis. The three words “say it all.” They point unerringly to the double challenge: to feed immediately people who are without adequate food, and to replace a system whose priorities are … Continue reading

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Janice Williamson, editor. Omar Khadr, Oh Canada. 2012.McGill-Queen’s University Press Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-0-7735-4022-4

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   “The oppressors are playing with me, As they move freely about the world…   They have monuments to liberty And freedom of opinion, which is well and good.  But I explained to them that Architecture … Continue reading

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Martinez, Carlos & Michael Fox, & Jojo Farrell. VENEZUELA SPEAKS! Voices from the Grassroots. 2010. PM Press, Oakland, CA, USA. ISBN 978-1-60486-108-2

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “…the failure of neoliberalism combined with the political failure of representative democracy…contributed significantly to the rise of the New Left.” “…in Venezuela, as a consequence…new urban community associations and political parties emerges that provided an important … Continue reading

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Alain Deneault and William Sacher . Imperial Canada Inc. Legal Haven of Choice for the World’s Mining Industries 2012. Talonbooks, Vancouver, Canada

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   “This book is intended to provide Canadians and international public opinion with tools to help it ask critical questions about Canadian activities in the south and in Eastern Europe, as well as about the role … Continue reading

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Alibhai-Brown, Yasmin.THE SETTLER’S COOKBOOK: A Memoir of Love, Migration and Food. 2008. Portobello Books. London, UK. ISBN 978-1-84627-083-3

Review by Theresa Wolfwood  In her dedication the author thanks her mother for the gifts of “mettle, a wakeful conscience…and a precious supply of inventive recipes that tell our story.” This very personal and frank autobiography shows how well the … Continue reading

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LEILA KHALED: Icon of Palestinian Liberation. Sarah Irving. 2012. Pluto Press, UK. ISBN 978-0-7453-2951-2

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “I believe in my people and I believe that we have people all around the world supporting us.” While most women in the late sixties worried about the length of their miniskirt, one of their contemporaries … Continue reading

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Yves Engler. THE UGLY CANADIAN: Stephen Harper’s foreign policy. 2012. RED Publishing & Fernwood Publishing. Canada ISBN978-1-55266-530-5

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “We should be clear that foreign military inventions kill and that the Conservatives’ climate change policy is devastating many of the world’s most vulnerable.” Engler is rapidly becoming one of Canada’s major political researchers & analysts. … Continue reading

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Webber, Jeffrey R. From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales. 2011. Haymarket Books, Chicago, Ill. USA.

When I learned that Bolivia’s government has decided to rid the country of Coca Cola by the end of 2012 and that McDonald’s fast food is leaving Bolivia because it can’t sell its products due to what the company claims … Continue reading

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The New Internationalist: The people, the ideas, the actions in the fight for global justice Monthly periodical. Published in UK, Canada and Australia.

This monthly magazine (NI) has been a constant source of inspiration and information for many years. NI is published by a collective in UK, Canada, and Australasia with contributions from many parts of the world. Every colourful, well illustrated issue … Continue reading

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Zelter, Angie, editor. Faslane 365: a year of anti—nuclear blockades. 2008. Luath Press Limited, Scotland.

“We´re here at the gates of hell/ in the hills of Scotland…singing hope into life.” This amazing book is a political treatise, personal journals, lively commentary, an invaluable history and a guidebook to sustained activism, all in one volume. This … Continue reading

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Yeomans, Matthew. Oil: Anatomy of an Industry. 2004. The New Press. New York, USA & london, UK.

Don’t be deceived by the light and breezy style of this USA journalist – this is a serious and useful work. Single substance topics have become very popular with writers; everything from salt to saffron gets a book of its … Continue reading

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