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POVERTY / LABOR / ECONOMIC RIGHTS
DISCOVERING
AMERICA
AS IT IS
/ Valdas
Anelauskas
A monumental study of the
devastating effect American-style
capitalism was already having on
the American people during the
so-called "boom" years of the
Clinton era -- even before the
systemic ravages that have
resulted from the policies of
George W. Bush.

"This is an extraordinary book,
especially startling not because it
is a diligently researched and
scathing critique of contemporary
America, but because it is written
by a Soviet dissident who arrived
here with great expectations and
discovered a sobering reality. The
scope of the book is breathtaking,
a sweeping survey, factually
precise and philosophically
provocative, which deserves to be
compared to de Tocqueville's 19th
century classic. I hope it will be
widely read."
--
Howard Zinn
HUMAN RIGHTS,
HUMAN PLIGHTS
IN A GLOBAL
VILLAGE
by Rob Buitenweg
Economic, social and cultural rights  
are intended to alleviate human
misery, and thereby enable people to  
live in dignity.  Though these rights ––
the right to adequate housing, to food,
to health(care) and to social security,
among others –– are protected under
the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural
Rights, they are often challenged as
lacking the clarity, substance and
enforceability of civil and political
rights.  This book puts paid to that
mistaken notion.
WHAT THE
MARKET DOES TO
PEOPLE:  
Globalization,
Privatization and
Poverty
/ David Macarov
"[T]his is a grim, demanding,
informative, distressing, and
controversial book. It is not a fanciful
or speculative appraisal, rather a
sobering assessment, by a
seasoned scholar, of the connection
between the global economy and
basic human security and dignity,
and the myths and power relations
that perpetuate exploitation and
pauperism. This is why people
should read it "
Global Social Policy
GLOBAL
DEPRESSION
AND
REGIONAL
WARS
/James Petras
This book exposes the roots of the
crisis in the unsustainability of the
United States' military-driven
empirebuilding based on a volatile
speculative economy, and influenced by
Zionist policy makers committed to the
colonialist state of Israel.
James Petras is a Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of
Sociology at Binghamton University, New York.
He is the author of 63 books published in 29
languages, and over 560 articles in professional
journals, including the American Sociological
Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social
Research, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and
Journal of Peasant Studies.  He has published
over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals
such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the
Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign
Policy, New Left Review, Partisan Review,
Temps Moderne, Le Monde Diplomatique, and
his commentary is widely carried on the
internet.   His publishers have included Random
House, John Wiley, Westview, Routledge,
Macmillan, Verso, Zed Books and Pluto Books.
He is winner of the Life Time Career Award,
Marxist Section, of the American Sociology
Association, the Robert Kenny Award for Best
Book, 2002, and the Best Dissertation, Western
Political Science Association in 1968.
RULERS AND
RULED IN THE
US EMPIRE:  
Bankers,
Zionists,
Militants
/ James Petras
A guide to understanding the
systemic dimensions of the US
empire: the social forces which rule it,
the systemic politico- economic and
military means whereby US
domination is assured, and the
current state and possibility of
resistance.

“Jim Petras is one of the best
informed political scientists of his
generation.”—
Tom Brass, Editor,
The Journal of Peasant Studies,
Cambridge