Edited by Aisling Boyle & Stephen McCloskey
"This publication is offered a practical tool to individuals and organisations interested in taking the step from concern about global injustices and curiosity about the wider world to active partecipation in campaigns and social movements that are trying to change the world for the better."
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: A Journey through Latin American Football (cod 58)
"Structured around first-hand accounts of matches during the build-up to the 1998 World Cup in France, and interviews with such footballing legends as Rattin and Zico, The Beautiful game provides an incisive and lively account of how soccer is integrated into Latin American culture, politics and society."
THE BRAZIL READER. History, Culture, Politics. (cod 59)
Edited by Robert M. Levine and John J Crocitti
"Capturing the scope of Brazil's rich diversity and distinction as no other book has done - which over a hundred entries from a wealth of perspectives - The Brazil Reader offers a fascinating guide to Brazilian life, culture, and history...".
THE COKE MACHINE: The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink (cod 89)
"The Coke Machine" is a shocking investigation of the accusations that one of the world's largest companies has systematically torpedoed health, labor and environmental standars internationaly."
THE ETHICAL TRAVEL GUIDE. Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays (cod 60)
Polly Patullo with Orely Minelli
"This guide is the essential resource for responsible global travel. From construction projects in Tibet to luxury Greek island breaks, there is something for every taste and budget"
THE FLAVOUR OF LATIN AMERICA (cod 61)
"Forget mass-produced tortilla chips and E-flavoured salsa chips. Discover the taste of real Latin Amercan and Caribbean food, as diverse as the region's beautiful landscapes, drawing on age-old indigenous recipes with influences from Spain, Portugal and Africa."
THE FOOD WARS (cod 62)
"In The Food Wars, Walden Bello traces to evolution of the crisis, examinig its eruption in Mexico, Africa, the Philippines and China. Daring in vision and impassioned in tone, The Food Wars speaks out against the obscene imbalance in the most basci commodities between northern and southern hemispheres."
THE FUTURE OF MEMORY: Children of the Dictatorship in Argentina Speak (cod 63)
"The Future of Memory is made up of almost thirty testimonies, which between them provide a unique entry point into understanding those years and their legacy. Interviews with young Argentinians from all over the country are the centre of the book."
THE LATIN AMERICA CITY (cod 64)
"This book looks at the region's urban explosion from the perspective of the poor. It asks why people are attracted to the city and examines the underlying problem of rural poverty which fuels the exodus."
THE LEFT IN THE CITY. Partecipatory Local Governments in Latin America (cod 65)
Edited by Chavez Daniel and GoldFrank Benjamin
"The Left in the City takes examples from across the continent, from Mexico to Uruguay, to examine the successes and failures of the left in local goverments. The case studies presented address a range of important questions for the left: what does participation mean for the leftist administrations, how is it implemented, and what successes or failures have been experienced?"
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (cod 66)
Ernesto Che Guevara
"Written eight years before the Cuban revolution, these are Che's diaries- full of disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy and laddish impriovisations. During his travels thorugh Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela, Che's main concerns are where the next drink is coming from, where the next bed is to be found and who might be around to share it." THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO WATER (cod 67)
"This book examines the world water crisis in its many dimensions, not least the recent tendency to try and manage water by handing over to private entrepreneurs not just the pipes, but the rivers, aquifers and rainfall supplying them."
THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO WORLD FOOD (cod 68)
"This book asks all the right questions, and provides some of the answers, in a real, democratic debate about food. It shows how people and communities can take control from goverments and corporations to organize themselves creatively to achieve "food sovereignty" - a balanced, just and sustainable food system."
THE PARADOX OF PLENTY: Hunger in a Bountiful World (cod 69)
AA.VV. Edited by Douglas H. Boucher
"Since its founding in 1975, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy has been in the forefront of the struggle to end world hunger. Through its research Food First has shown that there is more than enough food for every man, woman, and child on the planet, but all too often the poor do no have access to that food..."
THE PRICE OF FIRE. Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia (item sold) (cod 91) Benjamin Dangl
"New social movements have emerged in Bolivia over the "price of fire" - access to basic elements of survival like water, gas land, coca, employment, and other resources. Though these movements helped pave the way to the presidency for indigenous coca-grower Evo Morales in 2005, they have made it clear that their fight for self-determination doesn't end at the ballot box."
THE "SIXTH DIVISION": Military-Paramilitary Ties and U.S. Policy in Colombia (cod 70)
"The Sixth Division is a phrase used in Colombia to refer to paramilitary groups. These groups are responsible for most human rights violations, including massacres and forced displacement. This report provides detailed evidence on how Colombian army brigades and police work with and even profit from paramilitaries treating them as a force allied with their own." TO THE HEARTH OF THE AMAZON. Journey of a Lifetime (cod 71)
"This book is an insight into a disappearing world, casting a spell that places us right at the heart of unfolding events, sharing ups and downs that accompany a remarkable adventure into the unknown."
WE WILL NOT DANCE ON OUR GRANDPARENTS TOMBS (cod 73)
"This book brings together, for the first time in English, articles by award-winning author and journalist Kintto Lucas chronicling the levantamientos of 199 and 200 with background information and interviews with indigenous leaders to provide a unique insight into one of the most dynamic and influential civil movements in Latin America, and into the forces shaping this little-reported country."
WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO RENOUCE OUR SOVEREIGNTY (cod 74)
Felipe Perez Roque
Press Conference by Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba-Felipe Perez Roque, 9 April, 2003
WOMEN OF MAIZE. Indigenous Women and the Zapatista Rebellion (cod 75)
"About the women of Chiapas and their hopes and struggles and their fight for a more democratic and just way of life in Chiapas and the world"
WORLD HUNGER. Twelve Miths (cod 76)
Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins, Peter Rosset with Luis Esparza
"Drawing on and distilling the extensive research of the Institute for Food and Development Policy (food First), the authors examine head-on the polices an politics that have kept jungry people from feeding themselves around the world, in both Third and First World countries, as weel as the misconceptions that have obscured our own national, social and humanitarian interests
WRITINGS ON THE AMERICAS. José Martì Reader (cod 77)
"New anthology of writings, poetry and letters of Jose Marti - one of the most brilliant and impassioned Latin American intellectuals of the 19th century."
YA BASTA. TEN YEARS OF THE ZAPATISTA UPRISING . Writings of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos (item sold) (cod 78)
Introduction by Ziga Vodovnik
"In this volume, the writings of Subcomandante Marcos give eloquent expression to this movement, revealing both its philosophical foundations and its tactical ingenuity. I believe his words and the statements of the Zapatistas can inspire a new generation of activists and let them understand that it is possible for ordinary people, without military power, without wealth, to challenge state power successfully on behalf of social justice."