Media & Culture

  • NOlympians

    Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond

    By Jules Boykoff     Forthcoming April 2020

    “The need for critical writing about the Olympics has never been more important and no one does it more effectively or incisively than Jules Boykoff. Here he shows us not only the potential harm of the LA 2028 Summer Games but the activists who are bringing this reality to light.” — Dave Zirin

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  • In Defense of Julian Assange

    Edited by Tariq Ali and Margaret Kunstler     Forthcoming December 2019

    “I think the prosecution of Assange would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s in a classic publisher’s position and I think the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.” —David McCraw, lead lawyer for The New York Times

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  • Bit Tyrants

    The Political Economy of Silicon Valley

    By Rob Larson     June 2019

    “Highly informed, lively and readable, this is a badly needed study of the giant high tech corporations that increasingly dominate the means of work and social interaction…. Beyond exposing the nature of this awesome and threatening system, Larson goes on to outline how it can, and should, be brought under popular control. A most valuable contribution to understanding and guide to action.” — Noam Chomsky

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  • Mindfulness and Its Discontents

    Education, Self, and Social Transformation

    By David Forbes     April 2019

    “Extending and deepening the McMindfulness critique, David Forbes takes a fearless stance by peeling away the self-centered, hedonic façade and rhetorical muddle of the Minefulness Industrial Complex.” — Ron E. Purser, author of Handbook of Mindfulness and McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

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  • Game Misconduct

    Injury, Fandom, and the Business of Sport

    By Nathan Kalman-Lamb     April 2018

    “At the heart of professional sports, insists Nathan Kalman-Lamb, is the sacrifice of the athletic body. Wading through a battlefield of injured players, obsessed fans, and profit-hungry owners, Game Misconduct reveals ugly secrets of the sports business. After reading this incisive analysis, none of us will ever watch a sports event in quite the same way—nor should we.” — David McNally, author of Global Slump

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  • Screening Justice

    Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society

    Edited by Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman and Pauline Greenhill     November 2016

    What do Canadian films say about crime and justice in Canada? What purpose to Canadian crime films serve politically and culturally?

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  • Did You Just Call Me Old Lady?

    A Ninety-Year-Old Tells Why Aging Is Positive

    By Lillian Zimmerman  Foreword by Bonnie Sherr Klein     October 2016

    Did You Just Call Me Old Lady? is an upbeat look at aging and the impacts of Canada’s increasingly aged population through the eyes of a ninety-year-old woman.

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  • Indigenous Nationhood

    Empowering Grassroots Citizens

    By Pamela Palmater  Foreword by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair     October 2015

    “Pamela Palmater is one of the strong voices of a new generation of Native activists and intellectuals. Her essays on Indigenous Nationhood are intelligent, thoughtful, and well informed. And they take no prisoners.” — Thomas King, author of An Inconvenient Indian and many others.

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  • Bibliodiversity

    A Manifesto for Independent Publishers

    By Susan Hawthorne     March 2015

    In a globalized world, megacorp publishing is all about numbers, sameness and following the formula of the latest megasuccess. Each book is expected to pay for itself and all the externalities of publishing. It means books that take off slowly but have long lives, books that change social norms, are less likely to be published.

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  • “I Hate Feminists!”

    December 6, 1989 and its Aftermath

    By Melissa Blais  Translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott  Foreword by Carmen Gill     November 2014

    On December 6, 1989, a man walked into the engineering school École Polytechnique de Montreal, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and, declaring “I hate feminists,” killed fourteen young women. “I Hate Feminists”, originally published in French in 2009, examines the collective memory that emerged in the immediate aftermath and years following the massacre as Canadians struggled to make sense of this tragic event and understand the motivations of the killer.

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