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.

Pogue, Carolyn. A New Day: Peacemaking Stories and Activities Program Ideas for Leaders of Children. 2005. Danka Gocova, illustrator. United Church Publishing House, Toronto.

Carolyn Pogue has combined her original stories, based on children’s experiences in many parts of the world, with practical and clear guidelines for hand-on creativity for peace; making paper, peace flags, solar cookers and water games. Adults will find the … Continue reading

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Pitarch, Pedro, Shannon Speed & Xochitl Leyva Solano, Editors. HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MAYAN REGION: Global Politics, Cultural Contentions, and Moral Engagements. 2008. Duke University Press, USA.

“The essays in this book direct our attention to the different empirical instances in which Maya culture encounters rights politics.” I expected a collection of essays by mainly academics in Europe, USA and Latin America to be stuffy and esoteric … Continue reading

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Pilger, John. Freedom Next Time. 2007. A Black Swan Book. Transworld Publishers, UK.

“Rise like lions after slumber In unvanquishable number. Shake your chains to earth like dew. Which in sleep has fallen on you. Ye are many — they are few.” Percy Bysshe Shelly in The Mask of Anarchy. With that quote Pilger … Continue reading

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Pilger, John. The Conscience of Contemporary Journalism.

Chances are, if we stray from the fantasy world of smoke and mirrors called the mainstream media and try to find out what is really happening in the world, we will find the work of John Pilger, the Australian born, … Continue reading

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Pierce, Rhoda Kaplan & Carolyn Pogue. FADE TO BLACK. Kehillah Press, 25 Maguire Rd. Wayland, MA, 01778, USA.

This play script is the result of 2 writers in two countries collaborating to produce a drama about the international movement to which they both belong. A group of Women in Black (set in the USA) are arrested for holding … Continue reading

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Perkins, John. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Berrett-Kohler Publishers. San Francisco, USA.

An Economic Hit Man, an EHM, is apparently a precise job description, a profession practised around the world by people (primarily white, male and USA citizens) who are usually known as advisors, consultants or experts. It took John Perkins a … Continue reading

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Paul, Helena & Ricarda Steinbrecher with Devlin Kuyek & Lucy Michaels. HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: Transnational Biotech Companies Colonise the Food Chain. Z Books. 2003. London, UK.

“What you are seeing is not just a consolidation of seed companies; it is really a consolidation of the entire food chain. Robert Fraley, Monsanto, 1996.” quoted on p.24 This excellent reference book on the corporate control of our food is … Continue reading

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Patel, Raj. Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World´s Food System. 2007. HarperCollins Publishers. Toronto, CA.

“The best way to ensure that food is produced in harmony with one´s local environment is to learn about the local environment, and then grow the food oneself.” Is it possible that the overeating of the rich in many countries, … Continue reading

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Pappe, Ilan. THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE. 2007. Oneworld, Oxford UK.

“Ethnic cleansing is a crime against humanity, and people who perpetrate it today are considered criminals to be brought before special tribunals.” Pappe is a distinguished and respected Israeli historian. His research and publications have made him the object of … Continue reading

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O´Neill, Dan. The Firecracker Boys: H-bombs, Inupiat Eskimos and the Roots of the Environmental Movement. 2007. Basic Books, USA.

“I think there was a concern that the American people, given the facts, would not make the right risk—benefit judgements.” Peter Libassi, Chair, Interagency Task Force on the Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation. “If your mountain is not in the right … Continue reading

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Oldfield, Sybil. Women Against the Iron Fist: Alternatives to Militarism 1900- 1989. Basil Blackwell Ltd. Oxford, UK.

“How dare the government presume the right to kill others in our name?” Women in Newbury Court, UK, 1982. “…The Pentagon sits on like sone grotesque chicken caged in its nest and fed/ cancerous hormone, exceed and exceed and exceed/ … Continue reading

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Oldfield, Sybil. Afterwords: Letters on the Death of Virginia Woolf. 2005. Rutgers University Press. USA.

“…your wife has been for me, ever since I was a boy, one of the great interpreters of the world.” Hubert Butler, Ireland. page 149 I know the editor of this book and have read her works; some are reviewed … Continue reading

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