Activism & Social Movements

  • What Moves Us

    The Lives and Times of the Radical Imagination

    Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven     October 2017

    In original essays and interviews, radical thinkers from across Canada and beyond contemplate the birth of their own radical consciousness and the political and intellectual commitments that animate their activism.

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  • We Can Do Better

    Ideas for Changing Society

    By David Camfield     August 2017

    In We Can Do Better, David Camfield lays out a theoretical basis for political and social change that fuses critical Marxism with insights from anti-racist queer feminism. This reconstructed historical materialism treats capitalism and class as inextricably interwoven with gender, race and sexuality.

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  • Blood of Extraction

    Canadian Imperialism in Latin America

    By Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber     November 2016

    “A careful and comprehensive analysis of Canada’s economic policies and political interference in Latin America” — Noam Chomsky

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  • On Building a Social Movement

    The North American Campaign for South African Liberation

    By John Saul     June 2016

    “In his characteristically engaging conversational style, combining intimate first-hand knowledge and lightly-worn scholarship with strong opinions, John Saul takes the reader vividly into the heart of the Canadian and American movements that supported the anti-apartheid and liberation struggles in southern Africa.” — Colin Leys, co-editor, The Socialist Register

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  • Citizen-Led Innovation for a New Economy

    Edited by Alison Mathie and John Gaventa     October 2015

    This collection of eleven cases of citizens organizing for change in Canada and the United States gives form and substance to the ideal of a new economy based on fairness and environmental sustainability. These are stories of local citizens responding to the economically distorting effects of globalization, the environmental degradation brought about by industrial development and a deep concern about climate change. Grappling with complex problems in their local communities, they are forging innovation, prying open cracks in the system and seizing opportunities to redirect economic life.

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  • Becoming an Ally, 3rd Edition

     Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People

    By Anne Bishop     June 2015

    Anne Bishop confronts the question of oppression head on by drawing on her own experience both as an oppressed person as an oppressor. She tells us the we learn to be oppressors from our own oppression.

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  • Debriefing Elsipogtog

    The Anatomy of a Struggle

    By Miles Howe  Foreword by Franklin López     May 2015

    A riveting, first-hand account of the struggles - and victories - of Elsipogtog First Nation and their allies against Southwestern Energy, the fourth-largest gas extraction company in the United States.

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  • Generation Rising

    The Time of the Québec Student Spring

    By Shawn Katz  Preface by Anne Lagacé Dowson  Photographs by Mario Jean     April 2015

    The Québec student strike in the spring of 2012 has been linked with the Arab Spring, and The Idle No More movements as one of the most important and significant social protests of modern times.

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  • In Pursuit of Justice

    Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op and the Fair Trade Movement

    By Stacey Byrne and Errol Sharpe     September 2014

    This is the story of Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op, Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster. This book describes its successes and its failures and details how a small group of people — “just us” — worked against adversity and defied many of the norms associated with building a business.

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  • Leadership in the Cuban Revolution

    The Unseen Story

    By Antoni Kapcia     September 2014

    In this groundbreaking work, Anthony Kapcia offers a much-needed corrective to “Fidel-centric” histories of the Cuban Revolution, focusing instead on a wider cast of characters unknown to casual observers.

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