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None of Us Were Like This Before
American Soldiers and Torture
Written by Joshua E. S. Phillips


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 4, 2012
Price: $16.95

None of Us Were Like This Before recounts the dark journey of a tank battalion as its focus switched from conventional warfare to guerrilla war and prisoner detention. Phillips’s narrative reveals how a group of ordinary soldiers, ill trained for the responsibilities foisted upon them, descended into a cycle of degradation... Read more >
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The Least of All Possible Evils
The Least of All Possible Evils
Written by Eyal Weizman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844676477
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The Least of All Possible Evils
Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
Written by Eyal Weizman


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $26.95

The principle of the “lesser evil”—the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice—has long been a cornerstone of Western ethical philosophy. From its roots in classical ethics and Christian theology, to Hannah Arendt’s exploration of the work of the Jewish Councils during the... Read more >
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The Least of All Possible Evils
Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
Written by Eyal Weizman


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $26.95

The principle of the “lesser evil,” which asserts that it is acceptable to pursue an undesirable course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice, exercises a powerful influence on Western ethical philosophy and modern politics. In The Least of All Possible Evils, Eyal Weizman examines the dark side of... Read more >
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Captivity
Captivity
Written by James Loney
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307399281
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Captivity
118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War
Written by James Loney


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $18.00

The powerful account of the remarkable peace activist kidnapped while leading a peace delegation and held for ransom by Iraqi insurgents until his paradoxical release by a crack unit of special forces commandos.

In November 2005, James Loney and three other men — Canadian Harmeet Singh Sooden, British citizen Norman Kember and... Read more >
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The Path to Hope

Written by Stephane Hessel and Edgar Morin


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $5.99

A short, incisive political tract that criticizes the culture of finance capitalism and calls for a return to the humanist values of the enlightenment: equality, liberty, freedom as defined in the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a return to community, mutual respect, freedom from poverty, and an end to theocracy... Read more >
World Report 2012
World Report 2012
Edited by Human Rights Watch
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609803896
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World Report 2012
Events of 2011
Edited by Human Rights Watch


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $30.00

The 22nd annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2011 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists. World Report 2012 gives particular focus on the roles—positive or negative—played in each... Read more >
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World Report 2012
Events of 2011
Edited by Human Rights Watch


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $30.00

The 22nd annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2011 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists. World Report 2012 gives particular focus on the roles—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic... Read more >
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My Name is Victoria
The Extraordinary Story of one Woman's Struggle to Reclaim her True Identity
Written by Victoria Donda


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $12.99

Argentina’s coup d’état in 1976 led to one of the bloodiest dictatorships in its history—thirty thousand people were abducted, tortured, and subsequently “disappeared.” And hundreds of babies born to pregnant political prisoners were stolen from their doomed mothers and “given” to families with military ties or who were collaborators of the...

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My Name is Victoria
My Name is Victoria
Written by Victoria Donda, Translated by Magda Bolin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590514047
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My Name is Victoria
The Extraordinary Story of one Woman's Struggle to Reclaim her True Identity
Written by Victoria Donda
Translated by Magda Bolin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.95

Argentina’s coup d’état in 1976 led to one of the bloodiest dictatorships in its history—thirty thousand people were abducted, tortured, and subsequently “disappeared.” And hundreds of babies born to pregnant political prisoners were stolen from their doomed mothers and “given” to families with military ties or who were collaborators of the... Read more >
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Madame Prosecutor
Confrontations with Humanity's Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity
Written by Carla Del Ponte and Chuck Sudetic


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $19.99

Carla Del Ponte won international recognition as Switzerland's attorney general when she pursued cases against the Sicilian mafia. In 1999, she answered the United Nations' call to become the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. In her new role, Del Ponte confronted genocide... Read more >
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Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth
Written by Fred A. Wilcox, Introduction by Noam Chomsky
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609801380
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Scorched Earth
Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
Written by Fred A. Wilcox
Introduction by Noam Chomsky


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $23.95

Scorched Earth is the first book to chronicle the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, where, even today, more than 3 million people—including 500,000 children—are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure. Weaving first-person... Read more >
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Then They Came for Me
Then They Came for Me
Written by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400069460
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Then They Came for Me
A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
Written by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $27.00

SOON TO BE THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ROSEWATER, DIRECTED BY JON STEWART

When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her... Read more >
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Then They Came for Me
Then They Came for Me
Written by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679604198
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Then They Came for Me
A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
Written by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $13.99

SOON TO BE THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ROSEWATER, DIRECTED BY JON STEWART

When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her... Read more >
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Liu Xiaobo's Empty Chair
Chronicling the Reform Movement Beijing Fears Most; Includes the full text of Charter 08 and other primary documents
Written by Perry Link


Format: eBook, 100 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $6.99

When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced it was awarding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to the Chinese literary critic and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, it made special note of his role in writing a remarkable political manifesto called Charter 08. In China, that same document has caused officials to throw... Read more >
World Report 2011
World Report 2011
Written by Human Rights Watch
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583229217
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World Report 2011
Events of 2010
Written by Human Rights Watch


Format: Trade Paperback, 664 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $30.00

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere.
Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during... Read more >
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Abolition Democracy
Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture
Written by Angela Y. Davis


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $12.95

Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004. Since then, a debate has raged regarding what is and what is not acceptable behavior for the world’s leading democracy. It is within this context... Read more >
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Against War with Iraq
An Anti-War Primer
Written by Michael Ratner, Jennie Green and Barbara Olshansky


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $6.95

Despite public outcry at home and international opposition abroad, the Bush Administration deployed troops and invested millions in preparation for a massive military assault on Iraq. In this Open Media Series special edition, three legal scholars from the Center for Constitutional Rights argue persuasively that the looming war against Iraq is... Read more >
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America's Disappeared
Secret Imprisonment, Detainees, and the War on Terror
Edited by Rachel Meeropol
Contribution by Reed Brody, Barbara Olshansky, Michael Ratner and Steven Macpherson Watt


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $12.95

The confirmation proceedings for Alberto R. Gonzales and Condeleeza Rice, like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, triggered a national debate about the U.S. government’s controversial treatment of detainees and its practice of torture. At the heart of the debate is the question: Is the United States undermining democracy, freedom, and human... Read more >
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Are Prisons Obsolete?

Written by Angela Y. Davis


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $11.95

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of... Read more >
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Army of None
Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War, and Build a Better World
Written by Aimee Allison and David Solnit


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

Uniformed U.S. Army Officers lunch with students in elementary school cafeterias. Army training programs including rifle and pistol instruction replace physical education in middle schools. Like never before, military recruiters are entering the halls of U.S. schools with unchecked access in an attempt to bolster a military in crisis.
However, even as... Read more >
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Between the Fences
Before Guantanamo, there was the Port Isabel Service Processing Center
Written by Tony Hefner


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $19.95

Something at the Texas detention facility is terribly wrong, and Tony Hefner knows it. But the guards are repeatedly instructed not to speak of anything they witness. In the Rio Grande Valley, one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the United States, good jobs are scarce and the detention facility pays... Read more >
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Bin Laden, Islam, & America's New War on Terrorism

Written by As'Ad Abukhalil


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $8.95

Lebanese scholar As'ad AbuKhalil examines the roots of the September 11 crisis, the causes for antipathy toward the United States, and the historical relations between the U.S. and the Islamic world. AbuKhalil also reviews the background of U.S. entanglement with the Middle East, and how it catalyzed militant fundamentalist networks that... Read more >
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Bleeding Afghanistan
Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence
Written by Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls
Foreword by David Barsamian


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

Through in-depth research and detailed historical context, Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls report on the injustice of U.S. policies in Afghanistan historically and in the post-9/11 era. Drawing from declassified government documents and on-the-ground interviews with Afghan activists, journalists, lawyers, refugees, and students, Bleeding Afghanistan examines the connections between the U.S... Read more >
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Camelia
Save Yourself by Telling the Truth-A Memoir of Iran
Written by Camelia Entekhabifard
Translated by George Murer


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

Camelia Entekhabifard was six years old in 1979 when the shah of Iran was overthrown by revolutionary supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. By the age of sixteen, Camelia was a nationally celebrated poet, and at eighteen she was one of the youngest reformist journalists in Tehran. Just eight years later she... Read more >
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The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal
A Life in the Balance
Written by Amnesty International


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $6.95

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been incarcerated on Pennsylvania's death row for over two decades. His case has generated more controversy and received more attention, both national and international, than that of any other inmate currently under sentence of death in the United States of America.
Mumia Abu Jamal, black, was convicted and sentenced... Read more >
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