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Terrahawks - Vol. 2
Terrahawks - Vol. 2
Price: £0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars more puppet based science fiction fun from the 1980s,, 22 Dec. 2014
This review is from: Terrahawks - Vol. 2 (DVD)
Some more classic episodes, enjoyed very much, more puppet based science fiction fun from the 1980s, a delight, especially Windsor Davies.

Viva Che!: The Strange Death and Life of Che Guevara
Viva Che!: The Strange Death and Life of Che Guevara
by Andrew Sinclair
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful introduction to revolution, 8 Mar. 2006
This is an exciting compliation of writings about Che from those who knew him, written with great beauty and fine illustrations. Buy it for anyone you want to introduce to socialist thought. It is excellent background to the revolution occuring today in Venezuela, where grassroots democracy, ecological economics and social justice are being created.
Derek Wall,
author Babylon and Beyond
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by Ruth Ellen Kinna
Edition: Paperback

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A clear, well referenced and fascinating introduction, 8 Jan. 2006
This review is from: Anarchism (Paperback)
Anarchism has the numbers, the thousands of activists who march against the IMF and oppose neo-liberal globalisation are most likely to identify themselves as anarchists than greens or socialists. Anarchism is an ideology whose time has come, so for all of us interested in politics, whether we are A level students, undergraduates, anarchists ourselves or sympathetic critics (like me), a good introduction such as this is useful.
Ruth is obviously sympathetic to anarchism but this does not stop her from carefully assessing the weaknesses and strengths of various forms of anarchism including the pro-market libertarians, anarcho-communists, primitivists and other green anarchists. The book is well written and is clear to non academic readers, however it has the academic virtues of logical argument and effective references.
I am sure that committed 'political' anarchists would find some fault, for example, many would reject the need to refer to libertarian capitalists like Ayn Rand (who incidentally I had always assumed was a fictional character like 'Paris Hilton', invented by situationalists to ridicule their enemies).....I am sure that there are many debates that non-anarchists readers like myself would be unaware of that are of great importance to members of anarchist groups that might be picked upon the committed to criticise Ruth's book.
However, whatever ones position/sectarian preference the inclusion of excellent lists for further reading and links to numerous anarchist networks and publications from Black Flag to the Wombles, must surely please.
I think it would have been good for Ruth to have dealt with the huge expansion of open source, the victories of anarchist influenced populists in South America like Chavez and the important work of Toni Negri and Michael Hardt. They are all evidence that anarchists principles are having a real practical effect...although I suppose at the end of the day Chavez, Hardt and Richard Stallman are not really anarchists.
Anyway I feel this is much more interesting and up to date than similar introductions to anarchism, so buy, borrow, read and enjoy.
Derek Wall,
author of 'Babylon and Beyond: the economics of anti-capitalist, anti-globalist and radical green movements' Pluto. 2005

Whose Common Future?: Reclaiming the Commons (Ecologist)
Whose Common Future?: Reclaiming the Commons (Ecologist)
by "Ecologist"
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whose common future, 28 Oct. 2005
one of the best books I have read on anti-capitalism shows that commons regimes where people agree to manage their own local environments are a real alternative to corporate control.
This really is a must buy for any one who is concerned with the environment or economic justice.

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