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The disastrous shift of gun culture in North America

Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun

by A.J. Somerset
(Biblioasis,
2015;
$22.95)

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Unlike the Christian God, the gun lobby was made, not begotten. The National Rifle Association (NRA), which today is generally considered the most powerful lobby in the United States, began as the government's lapdog, an organization created to train men for the army.

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Harper's litany of abuses must compel Canadians to fight for change

Spinning History: A Witness to Harper's Canada and 21st Century choices

by Les Whittington
(Hill Times Books,
2015;
$21.95)

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"News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising." -- Katherine Graham, American journalist.

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The real legacy of Stephen Harper

Canada after Harper: His ideology-fuelled attack on Canadian society and values, and how we can resist and create the country we want

by Edited by Ed Finn
(Lorimer,
2015;
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Want to know what the real legacy of the Harper government is? Look no further than Canada After Harper.

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Hands off Africa: Canada's 300 years of intrusions exposed

Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation

by Yvea Engler
(Fernwood Publishing,
2015;
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The strength of a myth is probably clearest in its capacity to seduce its victims as much as its beneficiaries. While white Canadians have an ego-massaging reason for believing that this country is faultless, a moral beacon, and a peacekeeping global citizen, the fact that some immigrants are equally misled is a testament to the myth's endurance.

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The great Canadian debate: Should we reform the Senate?

A People’s Senate for Canada: Not A Pipe Dream!

by Helen Forsey
(Fernwood Publishing,
2015;
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Harper's takeover of Canada: What do we have left?

The Arrogant Autocrat: Stephen Harper's Takeover of Canada

by Mel Hurtig
(Mel Hurtig Publishing,
2015;
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Hope betrayed? The Nova Scotia NDP's rocky fall from power

Rise Again: Nova Scotia's NDP on the Rocks

by Howard Epstein
(Empty Mirrors Press,
2015;
$24.95)

In Rise Again, author and former MLA for Halifax Chebucto Howard Epstein gives us his explanation, in irrepressible detail, of why the Nova Scotia NDP fell from power in 2013 after only one term in office.

Epstein believes the NDP won the election that brought it to power in 2009 because Nova Scotians were ready for a social democratic government and an end to the cozy relationship between government and business that had characterized Nova Scotian politics for too long.

Based on the NDP's proposals for legislation while in opposition, Nova Scotians believed this progressive change is what they were going to get.

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How can progressives stop Harper this federal election?

The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

by George Lakoff
(Chelsea Green Publishing,
2014;
$15.00)

rabble.ca and Canadian Dimension will be hosting renowned cognitive linguist and author George Lakoff in Toronto this Saturday April 18 for an inspiring all-day symposium. For tickets to this exclusive event, please register here.

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How Canada lets people get tortured

Guantanamo Diary

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
(Little, Brown and Company,
2015;
$32.00)

Following December's release of the U.S. Senate report on American complicity in torture, Prime Minister Stephen Harper quickly declared, "It has nothing to do whatsoever with the government of Canada." Despite the CIA's close relationship with Canadian state security agencies, as well as two judicial inquiries finding Ottawa complicit in the torture of Canadian citizens in Syria and Egypt, Harper preferred to ignore the facts.   

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Watch out Lefties! The FBI is out to sabotage you

Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists

by Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher
(Zero Books,
2015;
$29.95)

According to writers Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher, The Revolutionary Union (RU) and its later incarnation, the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), were products of 1960s left-wing radicalism.

"Leaders emerged from the anti-HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) protests, the Free Speech Movement, the Peace and Freedom Party alliance with the Black Panthers, and the struggles in the final years of SDS, among other key events of the time," they write.

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