Zhores Medvedev

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Zhores Medvedev

Zhores Medvedev, a leading international scientist, revealed to an unbelieving world the nuclear disaster which took place at Kyshtym in the Urals during the 1950s, confounding nuclear ‘experts’ who denied his case. He tells this story in a preface to the new edition of his classic study, The Legacy of Chernobyl, which Spokesman published on 6 August to mark Hiroshima Day.

We have published a number of titles by Dr Medvedev and he has featured many times in our journal, The Spokesman.

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Legacy of Chernobyl</span>The Legacy of Chernobyl
By Zhores Medvedev

Dr Medvedev gives a comprehensive analysis of the long-term global effects of the nuclear explosion at the Chernobyl power plant in 1986. He examines the technical, environmental, agricultural, health and economic impacts of the catastrophe.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster at Chernobyl, we publish this new edition with an extended introduction by the author. Dr Medvedev considers the lessons of the disasters at Kyshtym in the Urals in the 1950s, at Chernobyl, and now at Fukushima in Japan.

" ... a clear and well-informed analysis not only of the causes of the Chernobyl accident, but also of its consequences for public health and the environment."
David Holloway, The New York Review of Books

" ... one of the first insider's looks into what happened, and what it all meant ... (Medvedev) peeled aside government secrecy regarding the explosion and its effects."
Gregg Sapp, goodreads.com

Price: £19.95

360 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 8035


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Hazards of Nuclear Power</span>Hazards of Nuclear Power
by Zhores Medvedev and Alan Roberts

'Modern capitalism has turned increasingly towards technological 'advances' that are suspect in the extreme ... It is now clear that one particular development - the nuclear power industry - looms above all others in its ominous implications for the future of humanity, and in its significance as an issue on which mass action against the system's irrationality is likely.'

Alan Roberts
from the chapter The Politics of Nuclear Energy


Price: £4.99

76 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 2125


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>National Frontiers and International Scientific Co-operation</span>National Frontiers and International Scientific Co-operation
by Zhores Medvedev

National Frontiers and International Scientific Cooperation was written between 1967 and 1969 and published in English in 1971. Although since 1971 many changes have affected the problems discussed in the book ... its re-issue seems to be fully justified.

The changes which occurred in the years between 1971 and 1975, in the character of international cooperation in the cultural and scientific spheres, and also in the "freedom" of Soviet citizens to move beyond the boundaries of their country, were not dictated by any principle; they were the result of a very effective pressure of public opinion both within Soviet society and outside it, the consequence of concessions, very small in each case, which acquired a legal form. However, these concessions should be seen not so much as enlarging the rights of the citizens, as protecting the bureaucracy from the inevitable fusion of scientific and political thought and from the democratization of the Soviet system ... '

Zhores Medvedev, Preface to the Paperback Edition, 1975


Price: £11.99

296 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 1272


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Zhores Medvedev in The Spokesman

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>NATO? - No thanks!</span>NATO? - No thanks!
Spokesman 113
Edited by Tony Simpson

Tony Simpson - Editorial: NATO? - No thanks!
Peter Dale Scott - The Libyan War
Rick Rozoff - NATO's War on Libya
Global Network - Global Strike
Ikeda Some, translated by James Kirkup
& Michio Nakano - Umebosh
Zhores Medvedev - Fukushima
Ambassador Glyn Davies - Prime Candidate
Carmel Budiardjo - The Land of Papua
Stuart Holland - New Deal for Europe
Panos Trigazis, Bruce Kent & Colin Archer - Michalis Peristerakis
Stan Newens - Ocalanís Prison Writings
John Daniels - Public Health
Mike Pentelow & Peter Arkell - Feargus OíConnor
Egyptian Organization for Human Rights - Appeal from Egypt

Reviews

Price: £6.00

96 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 0 85124 8042


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>What's happening at Fukushima?</span>What's happening at Fukushima?
Spokesman 112
Edited by Tony Simpson

Tony Simpson - Editorial: What's happening at Fukushima?
Masakazu Yasui - Letter from Japan
Katsunobu Sakurai - Appeal from Minamisome
Johan Galtung - Libya
Mustafa Barghouti - Lessons from Egypt
Alexis Lykiard - Setting Out
Merav Amir & Dalit Baum - Corporate Complicity
Michael Barratt Brown & David Browning - Paying for Higher Education
Zhores Medvedev - Dangerous Occupation
Michael Moore - America is not broke
Raoul Marc Jennar - What's left?
Barry Baldwin - Ancient Socialism
Ian Watson - God, King, and Dennis Law

Reviews


Price: £6.00

96 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 0 85124 8004


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Complicity against Palestine</span>Complicity against Palestine
Spokesman 111
Edited by Tony Simpson

Tony Simpson - Editorial: Complicity against Palestine
Dalit Baum - Who profits?
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine
Alice Walker - A Circle
US Embassy, London - Diego Garcia
Noam Chomsky interviewed by Amy Goodman - Exposing Western leadership
Paul Rodgers - Americaís shiver
Zhores Medvedev - Dangerous occupation
Jeremy Corbyn MP - Love of learning
Diana Johnstone - NATO and US Grand Strategy
Lynne Jones - Regime change or disarming WMD?
Michael Baratt Brown - Basil Davidson

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Alexis Lykiard - Haiku


Price: £6.00

96 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 0 85124 7908


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Legacies of Harm</span>Legacies of Harm
Spokesman 96
Edited by Ken Coates

Ken Coates - Editorial
Kurt Vonnegut - Kurt is up in Heaven Now
John Berger - Stones
Noam Chomsky - Star Wars Again
Hans von Sponeck interviewed by Silvia Cattori
Manipulating the Security Council
Zhores Medvedev - Polonium-210 in London
Usamah Hamden, Michael Ancram MP, Jonathan Lehrle, Mark Perry - Eyeless in Gaza
Gabriel Kolko - Israel
James Alexander Thom - The man without a country
Alexis Lykiard - Two Poems

Dossier
Reviews


Price: £5.00

100 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 085124 7472


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Slump and War</span>Slump and War
Spokesman 102
Edited by Ken Coates

Ken Coates - Editorial
Noam Chomsky - Meltdown Election
Roy and Zhores Medvedev - South Ossetia
John Berger - From A to X
Richard Minns - Weapons for Pensions
Oskar Lafontaine - The Crisis
Michael Barratt Brown
Edward Carpenter, Unsung Hero

Dossier
Reviews

Price: £6.00

88 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 0 85124 7618


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Speak Truth to Power</span>Speak Truth to Power
Spokesman 79
Edited by Ken Coates


Ken Coates - Editorial
Gabriel Kolko - Iraq, the US and the End of European Coalition
Ken Coates - Will Iran be Next?
Phyllis Bennis - Who Rules the Peace when the Rulers Break the Rules?
Tony Bunyan - The War on Freedom and Democracy
Kurt Vonnegut - On Twain, Lincoln, Imperialist Wars and the Weather
Robert Fisk - Raiders of the Lost Iraq
Zhores Medvedev - The Price of Oil
V. G. Keirnan - Christopher Hill: Man With a Mission

Dossier
Reviews

Price: £5.00

80 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 085124 6819


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>'Collateral Damage' or Unlawful Killings? </span>'Collateral Damage' or Unlawful Killings?
The Amnesty Report
Spokesman 69
Edited by Ken Coates


Ken Coates - Editorial
Noam Chomsky - 'Peace Process' Prospects
Michael Barratt Brown - On Debt and War
Diane Johnstone - Nato's Mixed Motives
Amnesty International - 'Collateral Damage'
Pierre Sone - Soliders and Human Rights
Zhores A. Medvedev - Stalin and the Atomic Gulag

Dossier
Reviews

Price: £6.00

136 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 085124 6413


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Short Millennium?</span>The Short Millennium?
Spokesman 68
Edited by Ken Coates


Ken Coates - Editorial
Arundhati Roy - The End of Imagination
Ken Coates - The Short Millennium?
Noam Chomsky - Rogue States
Frank Blackaby - On Proliferation
Zhores Medvedev - Stalin and the Hydrogen Bomb
John Arden - Work, Chores and War
Yash Tandon - Debt and Poor Countries
Issam Makhoul - Israel and Vanunu
Michael Barratt Brown - New Labour, New Language

Dossier
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Price: £5.00

96 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 085124 6352


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