Fences and Windows

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307366537

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 8281

Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate brings together two years of Naomi Klein’s writings and tracks the globalization conflict from Seattle to September 11th and beyond. Since the publication of No Logo, Naomi Klein has continued tirelessly as a brilliant and informed contributor to contemporary debate. Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, intended as a companion to No Logo, includes her most notable essays, speeches and articles on issues from NAFTA to Genetically Modified Organisms to the violence in Genoa. It offers introduction and explanation, looking at where the movement has come from and where it is going. More than any other single voice, Naomi Klein articulates the concerns and complaints of a generation: about economic fundamentalism, the criminalization of dissent and the effects of Free Trade. But this book also reflects on the nature of resistance: the street protests that shocked and energized millions, carnival-style subversion and the apparent disorganization that is anti-globalization’s great strength. Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate is provocative, intelligent and passionate, a document, in its own right, of a unique time in our history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307371300

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

View: 2946

The shock doctrine is the unofficial story of how the "free market" came to dominate the world, from Chile to Russia, China to Iraq, South Africa to Canada. But it is a story radically different from the one usually told. It is a story about violence and shock perpetrated on people, on countries, on economies. About a program of social and economic engineering that Naomi Klein calls "disaster capitalism." Based on breakthrough historical research and 4 years of reporting in disaster zones, Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically, and that unfettered capitalism goes hand-in-hand with democracy. Instead, she argues it has consistently relied on violence and shock, and reveals the puppet strings behind the critical events of the last 40 years. "The shock doctrine" is the influential but little understood theory that in order to push through profoundly unpopular policies that enrich the few and impoverish the many, there must be a collective crisis or disaster—real or manufactured. Klein vividly traces the origins of modern shock tactics to the economic lab of the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman in the 60s, and beyond to the CIA-funded electroshock experiments at McGill in the 50s which helped write the torture manuals used today at Guantanamo Bay. She details the events of the recent past that have been deliberate theatres for the shock doctrine: among them, Pinochet’s coup in Chile in 1973, the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991; and, more recently, the September 11 attacks, the invasion of Iraq, the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. And she shows how—in the hands of the Bush Administration—the "war on terror" is a thin cover for a thriving destruction/reconstruction complex, with disasters, wars and homeland security fuelling a booming new economy. Naomi Klein has once again written a book that will change the way we see the world.

No Logo

Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0676972829

Category: Brand name products

Page: 490

View: 1441

Taking aim at the brand bullies.

The Reconciliation Manifesto

Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy

Author: Arthur Manuel,Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1459409663

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 5010

In this book Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson challenge virtually everything that non-Indigenous Canadians believe about their relationship with Indigenous Peoples and the steps that are needed to place this relationship on a healthy and honourable footing. Manuel and Derrickson show how governments are attempting to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples without touching the basic colonial structures that dominate and distort the relationship. They review the current state of land claims. They tackle the persistence of racism among non-Indigenous people and institutions. They celebrate Indigenous Rights Movements while decrying the role of government-funded organizations like the Assembly of First Nations. They document the federal government's disregard for the substance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples while claiming to implement it. These circumstances amount to what they see as a false reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Instead, Manuel and Derrickson offer an illuminating vision of what Canada and Canadians need for true reconciliation. In this book, which Arthur Manuel and Ron Derrickson completed in the months before Manuel's death in January 2017, readers will recognize their profound understanding of the country, of its past, present, and potential future. Expressed with quiet but firm resolve, humour, and piercing intellect The Reconciliation Manifesto will appeal to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are open and willing to look at the real problems and find real solutions.

Svend Robinson

A Life in Politics

Author: Graeme Truelove

Publisher: New Star Books

ISBN: 1554200849

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6011

Few politicians have enraged opponents, frustrated colleagues and polarized Canadians like Svend Robinson but few embraced the causes he did. Over his twenty-five years as a New Democrat MP, Robinson was imprisoned for blocking loggers from clear-cutting in Clayoquot Sound, assaulted by police while protesting at the 2001 Summit of the Americas, expelled from foreign countries for defending human rights, and harassed after coming out as Canada's first openly gay MP. Robinson always took his ideals to the front lines, helping to define the Canadian left. Though his brash tactics dominated headlines, Robinson's full story has not yet been told. In this in-depth biography, Graeme Truelove explores an accomplished life and career, including Robinson's difficult childhood, his growing realization of his own sexuality, and the bipolar diagnosis which followed his baffling, career-ending theft of a diamond ring. A portrait emerges of a complex figure driven, gifted, visionary and flawed who challenged his country and continues to make his indelible mark on the world.

Holding Fast to an Image of the Past

Explorations in the Marxist Tradition

Author: Neil Davidson

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608463338

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 2997

Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.

Globalization and Media

Global Village of Babel

Author: Jack Lule

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742568369

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

View: 2182

This lively and accessible book argues for the central role of media in understanding globalization. Indeed, Jack Lule convincingly shows that globalization could not have occurred without media. From earliest times, humans have used media to explore, settle, and globalize their world. In our day, media has made the world progressively "smaller" as nations and cultures come into increasing contact. Yet despite optimistic predictions, the world has not become flat, with playing fields leveled and opportunities for all. Instead, the author argues, globalization and media are combining to create a divided world of gated communities and ghettos, borders and boundaries, suffering and surfeit, beauty and decay. By breaking down the economic, cultural, and political impact of media, and through a rich set of case studies from around the globe, Lule describes a global village of Babel-invoking the biblical town punished for its vanity by seeing its citizens scattered, its language confounded, and its destiny shaped by strife.

A Dictionary of Globalization

Author: Jens-Uwe Wunderlich,Meera Warrier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136995080

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 334

Globalization has become one of the most important topics within politics and economics. This new title explains some of the related terminology, summarizes the surrounding theories and examines the international organizations involved. With the proliferation of communications and the rise of the multi-national corporation, the concept of globalization is vitally important to the modern political environment. The structure of the modern economy, based on information production and diffusion, has made national boundaries largely irrelevant. A Dictionary of Globalization explains theories, philosophies and ideologies, and includes short biographies of leading activists, theorists and thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx and José Bové. Concepts, issues and terms key to the understanding of globalization also have clear and concise definitions, including democracy, civil society, non-governmental organizations and ethnicity. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this title aims to be of great benefit to anyone studying politics or sociology. It will prove essential to public and academic libraries, as well as to businesses, government departments, embassies and journalists.

Occupy Time

Technoculture, Immediacy, and Resistance after Occupy Wall Street

Author: J. Adams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137275596

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

View: 2769

While secondary texts on Paul Virilio typically see no way out of the tempo- and techno-dystopia he articulates, Occupy Time engages the events of Occupy Wall Street to fix attention on what such readings circumvent: Virilio's elusive theory of resistance.

Global Values One Hundred and One

Author: Kate Holbrook

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807003053

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

View: 2486

Growing out of a popular Harvard undergraduate religion course, provides transcripts of sixteen conversations with notables including Noam Chomsky, Lani Guinier, Peter Singer, and Robert Reich about living "deliberately" in the world.

The Anti-Inauguration

Building resistance in the Trump era

Author: Anand Gopal,Naomi Klein,Jeremy Scahill,Owen Jones,Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608468658

Category: Political Science

Page: 40

View: 5278

Featuring contributions from Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Anand Gopal, and Owen Jones. The five essential speeches presented here are taken from The Anti-Inauguration, held on inauguration night 2017 at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The Anti-Inauguration event and ebook are joint projects of Jacobin, Haymarket Books and Verso Books.

The Battle For Paradise

Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608464318

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 8554

"Fearless necessary reporting . . . Klein exposes the 'battle of utopias' that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico—a battle that pits a pitilessly neoliberal plutocratic ‘paradise' against a community movement with Puerto Rican sovereignty at its center.” —Junot Díaz "We are in a fight for our lives. Hurricanes Irma and María unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters, creating a fierce humanitarian crisis. Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path driven by communities, not investors. And this book explains, with careful and unbiased reporting, only the efforts of our community activists can answer the paramount question: What type of society do we want to become and who is Puerto Rico for?" —Yulin Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a “just recovery.” All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. For more information, visit http://juntegente.org/. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and No Is Not Enough.

Political Visions & Illusions

A Survey & Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies

Author: David T. Koyzis

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830876549

Category: Religion

Page: 281

View: 1501

Named Best Book (Culture) in the 2004 Word Guild Canadian Writing Awards! The end of the Cold War has brought about more than the triumph of some political ideologies and the disappearance of others. In fact, the collapse of communism has created a vacuum quickly being filled by various alternative visions, ranging from ethnic nationalism to individualistic liberalism. But political ideologies are not merely a matter of governmental efficacy. Rather, political ideologies are intrinsically and inescapably religious--each carries certain assumptions about the nature of reality, individuals and society, as well as a particular vision for the common good. These fundamental beliefs transcend the political sphere, and the astute Christian observer should thus discern the subtle ways in which ideologies are rooted in idolatrous worldviews. In this comprehensive study, political scientist David Koyzis surveys the key political ideologies of our era, including liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, democracy and socialism. Each philosophy is given careful analysis and fair critique, unpacking the worldview issues inherent to each and pointing out essential strengths and weaknesses. Koyzis concludes by proposing alternative models that flow out of Christianity's historic engagement with the public square, retrieving approaches that hold promise for the complex political realities of the twenty-first century. Writing with broad, international perspective and keen analytical insight, Koyzis offers a sound guide for Christians working in the public square, culture watchers, political pundits and all students of modern political thought.

Outsourcing to India

The Offshore Advantage

Author: Mark Kobayashi-Hillary

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540247944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9628

Introduction to key background information on India, its culture and its history as well as its industry. Step-by-step guide through the whole outsourcing process. Guidance from leading managers and industry experts. Each chapter can be used as a primer on a particular subject. Updated information on companies and the Indian market.

Unplugged

Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America

Author: William H. Colby

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814401606

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 3608

Medical technology has helped mankind conquer tuberculosis, polio, and countless other once certain-death diseases. It has given us hope against cancer and AIDS, allowed heart and brain surgeries that have saved untold numbers of lives, and delivered us from the pain and crippling legacy of injury. Medical technology, it seems, is a never-ending string of miracles. But it is also a double-edged sword. More often than not, death today happens because of a decision to stop doing something, or to not do it at all. As the tragic life and death of Terri Schiavo so poignantly illustrated, universal definitions of life, death, nature, and many other concepts are elusive at best. Unplugged addresses the fundamental questions of the right-to-die debate, and discusses how the medical advances that bring so much hope and healing have also helped to create today's dilemma. This compelling book explores recent high-profile cases, including that of Mrs. Schiavo, and illuminates the complex legal, ethical, medical, and deeply personal issues of a debate that ultimately affects us all. Compassionate and beautifully written, the book helps readers understand the implications of current laws and proposed legislation, various medical options (including hospice), and the typical end-of-life decisions we all must face in order to make informed decisions for ourselves and our loved ones. The hardcover edition of Unplugged was chosen by The Library Journal as one of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2006.

Manufacturing Consent

The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Author: Edward S. Herman,Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307801624

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 1328

An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Challenging Authority

How Ordinary People Change America

Author: Frances Fax Piven

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742563405

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 3622

Argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in American politics. Drawing on critical episodes in U.S. history, Piven shows that it is in fact precisely at those seismic moments when people act outside of political norms that they become empowered to their full democratic potential.

The New Science of Sustainability

Building a Foundation for Great Change

Author: Sally J. Goerner,Robert G. Dyck,Dorothy Lagerroos

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 3098

Modem civilisation is self-destructing. This book views our society through the lens of history and uses cutting-edge science to demonstrate why justice is an economic necessity and "great change" can be a reality.

Sin Patrón

Stories from Argentina's Worker-run Factories : the Lavaca Collective

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 7725

The inside story of Argentina's remarkable movement to create factories run democratically by workers themselves. The worker-run factories of Argentina offer an inspirational example of a struggle for social change that has achieved a real victory against corporate globalisation. Lavaca is an Argentine editorial and activist collective. The writer of the foreword, Naomi Klein, is an award-winning journalist and author of No Logo. Avi Lewis is an author and filmmaker. Klein and Lewis coproduced The Take, a film about Argentina's occupied factories.