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LEFT, LEFT, LEFT
A personal account of six protest campaigns 1945-1965
By Peggy Duff
PUBLICATION DATE: 6 AUGUST 2019 - PRE-ORDER NOW!
"Peggy Duff is one of the unsung heroes of the struggles for peace and justice in the post-World War II period. She was a founder and leading figure in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, which was instrumental in bringing the dire threat of nuclear war to general attention. Among activists, if not the general public, she is widely recognized - by some (like me) virtually revered - for her incredible contributions to the international movement of protest against the US wars in Indochina. Peggy was indefatigable, a highly effective organizer, patient and persistent in bringing together the many complex strands of opposition to US crimes in Indochina, the worst of the post-war era. Only those deeply involved were fully aware of this impressive accomplishment, which alone would easily merit the Nobel Peace Prize. And it was far from her only major achievement. The list ranges from her defence of the rights of prisoners of war in the early post-war years to her courageous role in the thankless struggle for Palestinian rights.
Truly a remarkable person, and speaking personally, a close and deeply valued friend."
European Nuclear Disarmament
The Spokesman 142
Edited by Tony Simpson
From the Editorial:
For a decade from 1982, The Spokesman journal became ENDpapers and often chronicled the END Conventions that moved around Europe from Brussels to Berlin to Perugia to Amsterdam, Paris and onwards. The founding European Nuclear Disarmament Appeal had called for a representative conference of signatories to explore how to remove nuclear weapons from Europe ...
President Trump has announced that the United States is withdrawing from the INF Treaty, and President Putin quickly followed suit ... For more than 30 years, the INF Treaty has been a pillar of nuclear security in Europe. Now it is being pulled down, without consultation of those countries most directly affected ...
Europe's nuclear-weapons-free zone will surely stand high on the agenda of our renewed pursuit of European Nuclear Disarmament. We will make a start in Brussels in the autumn.
The Strange Affair of Man and His Technology
By Mike Cooley
By Mike Cooley
Delinquent Genius is simply brimming with insights. It traces the sources of technology and its application. It is, above all else, a brilliant account of a dangerous hubris which can lead to that which is instrumental becoming a source, a dangerous source of domination, of passive rather than active existence...
I believe the publication of this book must be seen as an invaluable contribution. What is particularly moving in it is that it takes all of these issues that have been raised in different fora, and in different ways and locates them in a biographical experience of a brilliant scholar. There is something immensely hopeful in this, the sheer power that comes from retaining ones early curiosity, harvesting it through scholarship, and delivering it for the benefit of mankind.
Michael D. Higgins
President of Ireland
Mike Cooley has an international reputation as an activist, engineer and academic. He received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) for designing and promoting the theory and practice of human-centred, socially useful production. He was centrally involved in developing The Lucas Plan and has been a guest professor at universities throughout the world, debating and lecturing in German and English. His previous work, Architect or Bee?, has been translated into six languages, most recently Chinese.
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism
The Political Economy of Human Rights:
By Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman
The Washington Connection argues with devastating logic and overwhelming documentation that the purpose of US global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by US corporate interests and that this has required and continues to require the installation and support of brutal military/police dictatorships throughout the Third World. It also requires an apologetic ideology which portrays all this as being in the highest interests of democracy and human rights.
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