Posts Tagged ‘books’

Not Buying Amazon

Filed under: Action! | Economy — by Will Kirkland 01/16/2012 @ 4:05:17 PM
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Although Amazon, the enormous on-line retailer, has said it will begin collecting sales taxes and returning them to the state of purchase, thereby moving off my absolutely-do-not shop here list, … [Keep reading >>]

Passage of Tears — A Novel from Djibouti

Filed under: Books — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 4:55:24 PM
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A returning ex-pat, an espionage mission, a mysterious Islamist counter-intelligence figure locked away in Djibouti’s Devil’s Islands, a palimpsest of letters written to Walter Benjamin appearing through the notes a … [Keep reading >>]

Glenn Greenwald in Berkeley this Thursday, 3 November 2011 @ 7:30 P.M.

Filed under: Events — by Joyce Cole 11/1/2011 @ 12:45:26 AM
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KPFA Radio presents

“With Liberty and Justice for Some”
Hosted by Mitch Jeserich
Thursday, November 3, 7:30 PM
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
$12 advance tickets: … [Keep reading >>]

Words Without Borders

Filed under: Books — by Will Kirkland 10/30/2011 @ 11:59:44 AM
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Words Without Borders, a magazine and publisher and website has had two months of literature from the Arab Spring.  Worth a look, for new authors and startling new themes….

July 2001: … [Keep reading >>]

The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Filed under: Books | Climate Change — by Will Kirkland 10/27/2011 @ 6:42:36 PM
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Brian Fagan’s The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations contributes another fine book to the growing library of the history of climate change and human … [Keep reading >>]

Books on the Middle East

Filed under: Books | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 08/23/2011 @ 8:31:03 AM
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Joshua Landis, the go-to writer for events in Syria on his blog Syria Comment, has a list of recommended books to read about the Middle East. [Yes, I know and he knows, ... [Keep reading >>]

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

Filed under: Books | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 05/7/2011 @ 12:36:53 PM
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I’ve had the pleasure of reading (actually, listening to) Bay Area author Tamim Ansary’s Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, over the past few days.   … [Keep reading >>]

The Veil – Ahdaf Soueif, Egypt/U.K.

Filed under: Africa | Art & Culture | Books | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 04/25/2011 @ 2:14:20 PM
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Ahadaf Soueif, is a Cairo born, Egypt and U.K educated, writer, predominantly of fiction. She got major attention with her novel, A Map of Love which was shortlisted for … [Keep reading >>]

War Is A Lie: A New Look at an Old Favorite

Filed under: Books | War — by Will Kirkland 04/4/2011 @ 10:13:47 AM
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“Keep it simple stupid or KISS has been shouted at nearly every Private in every army for decades, hell even maybe centuries and with War is a Lie David Swanson … [Keep reading >>]

TomDispatch: Read The Unconquerable World

Filed under: Middle East | Nonviolence — by Will Kirkland 02/15/2011 @ 9:27:00 AM
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[Note for TomDispatch Readers: Here’s a book recommendation for this Egyptian moment. Get your hands on Jonathan SchThe Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People. You ... [Keep reading >>]

Egyptian, Tunisian, Lebanese and other Arabic Authors

Filed under: Books — by Will Kirkland 01/30/2011 @ 11:54:11 AM
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Once again, convulsions in distant places are teaching us geography.  It is also a good time to learn about the people themselves — beyond the scenes of tear-gas, tanks and … [Keep reading >>]

Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America

Filed under: Books — by Will Kirkland 01/3/2011 @ 10:32:33 AM
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Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist at the Washington Post, has a new book out: Disintigration: The Splintering of Black America.  The argument, per the Raymond Arsenault review in … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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