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Our Times 3

Judy Deutsch

  • “A world of people without a people”

    This masterful exegesis tells of a group of thinkers who formulated the assumptions and prescriptions of global neoliberalism. This intellectual history tells of their underlying nostalgia for the Austro-Hungarian Empire after the First World War when beliefs about the smooth functioning of the old order ignored its exploitation of the majority of the people and of the resources in the world.

  • Mothers of colour challenge white feminism

    This book covers so much and ought to be read in its entirety. Much originally came from Reproductive Justice, first organized by African American feminists in 1994. They transformed the singular focus on abortion rights to include the right to become a mother and the “right to parent our children in safe and healthy environments.

  • Militarism: Revolutionary Mothering and Rosie the Riveter

    How does one cost the killing of a human being, as if military budgets can compare with the cost of providing food and water, homes and healthcare? This brief exploration suggests that among the salient regressive individual pulls are militarism and nationalism. Violence is preventable and is not hard-wired in human nature. At issue is survival, necessitating responsible human relationships as articulated by revolutionary mothers.

  • Syria and the Antiwar Movement

    The global war against the people (as Jeff Halper refers to militarized neoliberalism) is being fought with political impunity and with increasingly horrific technology. It demands an antiwar movement in Canada and the U.S. that is unrelenting in its opposition to the global arms trade, to militarization and austerity regimes, to resurgent racialized nationalism and closed borders, and to ineffectual international institutions.

  • When We Were Young

    Radicals including our own founding editor Cy Gonick, legal theorist Ummni Khan, author Gary Kinsman and musicians Geoff Berner and Todd Kowalski recount the early experiences that shaped their political lives, galvanized their spirit for activism and ultimately defined their diverse creative work.

  • Putting climate solutions in formaldehyde: A challenge to the climate movement

    This very different kind of economy based on providing for everyone’s basic needs and protecting people from life-threatening impoverishment can draw on previous work that calls for a liveable international guaranteed income. There is enough wealth to expeditiously bail out banks and launch wars – without a “transition”.

  • Judith Butler: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism

    Judith Butler comes to her critique of Jewishness and Zionism with impressive credentials, and this book is relevant to Canadians on a number of grounds.

  • Too Many People?

    Ian Angus and Simon Butler ’s new book about population control, or “populationism” in the widest sense, is invaluable for people concerned about climate change, climate justice, environmental racism, and system change.

  • Roads to renewal

    Without rebuilding our economies from the ground up, sustainably and on a human scale, we face relentless environmental degradation and planetary chaos. We must see this an opportunity for renewal.

  • Frontline reports from the G20

    Although there was an immense amount of substantive, fascinating, and productive activity during the entire week by the network of labour-antipoverty-antiwar-indigenous issues-environment (extraction industries including tar sands and Barrick Gold)-gender, much associated with the week-long networking and protests was presented in a very dismissive, trivializing way by the major media.

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