Verso Books

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Name: Verso Books
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Leading writers and editors protest Israeli sponsorship of Brooklyn book festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top events of its kind since starting in 2006, September 18, 2011. (Photo: AP/Newsday ) To the Brooklyn Book Festival Inc. and the Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council: We, the ... [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Nadya Tolokonnikova: I suppose we have nothing more to lose

“Probably no one would have noticed our protest if Putin himself hadn’t ­highlighted it to the whole world …” Nadya Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot. Photograph: Nickolay Vinokurov / Demotix/Nickolay Vinokurov / DemotixIf Nadya Tolokonnikova wanted to abandon ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

How the super rich got richer: 10 shocking facts about inequality

Living the high life: the richest 1% have got richer at the expense of the rest of us. Photograph: 1. The top 1% no longer includes most doctors and head teachersTo be in the top 1% of earners in Britain today, a couple with no children would need ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Rewriting Nepal: 2014 Is Marked by Sparkling English-Language Debuts

Post-revolution Nepal is in a state of flux.What happened? Why? What is happening in this country? This year, three English language writers who reported regularly during the People's War have come up with their first book. Pulled into the chaos, whether ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

In light of renewed call for boycott following latest Gaza attack, Verso Books offers free download of BDS anthology

In light of the ongoing Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip and the renewed call from Gaza civil society to enact boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel, Verso Books is offering a free ebook download of its 2012 BDS anthology, The Case ... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Has This Chilean Architect Figured Out How To Fix Slums?

In the United States, we tend to think of the suburbs as the historic domain of the middle class. It's where the boomers went after fleeing the cities to accommodate their growing families (although the demographics of the suburbs are now changing ... [Published Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones - Jun 11 2014]
First reported May 14 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 2 reports

Bribes, favors, and a billion-dollar yacht: Inside the crazy world of the men who do oil companies’ dirty work

When Big Oil companies like Exxon-Mobil and Chevron set their sights on a prime new oil reserve in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East, the first phone call they make usually isn’t to the government office putting it up for sale. Instead, they ring up ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - May 14 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 1 reports

Life in the Open-Air Panopticon: Surveillance and the Social Isolation of Ex-LTTE Combatants in Sri Lanka

Image from SL Online News “You have to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinised.” – George Orwell, 1984 Talking to former ... [Published groundviews - May 13 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance – Book Salon Preview, emptywheel hosts

Today at 5pm ET, 2pm PT Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance Chat with Julia Angwin (Pulitzer Prize finalist) about her new book. Hosted by Marcy Wheeler . An inside look at who’s ... [Published Firedoglake - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

In Culture News: Cheap Radical Books, an Overabundance of Cleavage, and the Hugo House Is Looking for a Few Good Writers

Writers Love Free Stuff, Don't They? The Hugo House announced today that they're accepting applications for two very different writing positions. First up, the application window is open for young (35 and under) Seattle authors to apply for the Made ... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Apr 09 2014]

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...on local architecture, walking through rural Nepal trying to meet the Maoists, not letting us forget about what's happening in the country: "Three months after that, the chief of the Armed Police Force and his wife and bodyguard were killed..." A British journalist who came to Nepal in 2002 to cover the civil war, Bell now lives in Patan with his Newari wife and two children...
...the shantytowns they were designed to replace: While some residents have transformed their homes into elegant structures with balconies and trim, "other add-ons look like slum shacks wedged between concrete houses" McGuirk says
...I want to cite Ed Chow, a former Chevron executive. He said: "In Texas I can convince landowners to lease me their mineral rights. They get a royalty check every month and the companies leave a small footprint on their land. What's not to love? There's no equivalent in places like Nigeria or Angola or Kazakhstan. You get the land, but you don't provide a lot of jobs, you may be destroying the environment, and most of the profit goes to international capital. The companies don't have a strong case to sell to local communities, so they come to not only accept highly centralized government, but to crave it. A strongman president can make all the necessary decisions. It's a lot easier to win support from the top than to build it from the bottom."
..." Even better: "for every print book you buy you will receive the bundled ebook for free! Over time you can build up your own library of ebooks, hosted on the site, available to re-download as you wish to any device." The frenzy ends on April 14...

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Leading writers and editors protest Israeli spo... [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 21 2014]
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Rewriting Nepal: 2014 Is Marked by Sparkling En... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 08 2014]
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In light of renewed call for boycott following ... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 01 2014]
Has This Chilean Architect Figured Out How To F... [Published Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones - Jun 11 2014]
Bribes, favors, and a billion-dollar yacht: Ins... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - May 14 2014]
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Life in the Open-Air Panopticon: Surveillance a... [Published groundviews - May 13 2014]
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, ... [Published Firedoglake - Apr 13 2014]
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Leading writers and editors protest Israeli spo... [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 21 2014]
The Brooklyn Book Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top events of its kind since starting in 2006, September 18, 2011. (Photo: AP/Newsday ) To the Brooklyn Book Festival Inc. and the Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council: We, the ...
In light of renewed call for boycott following ... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 01 2014]
In light of the ongoing Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip and the renewed call from Gaza civil society to enact boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel, Verso Books is offering a free ebook download of its 2012 BDS anthology, The Case ...
Has This Chilean Architect Figured Out How To F... [Published Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones - Jun 11 2014]
In the United States, we tend to think of the suburbs as the historic domain of the middle class. It's where the boomers went after fleeing the cities to accommodate their growing families (although the demographics of the suburbs are now changing ...
Bribes, favors, and a billion-dollar yacht: Ins... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - May 14 2014]
When Big Oil companies like Exxon-Mobil and Chevron set their sights on a prime new oil reserve in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East, the first phone call they make usually isn’t to the government office putting it up for sale. Instead, they ring up ...
Bribes, Favors, and a Billion-Dollar Yacht: Ins... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - May 14 2014]
When big oil companies like Exxon-Mobil and Chevron set their sights on a prime new oil reserve in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East, the first phone call they make usually isn't to the government office putting it up for sale. Instead, they ring up one ...
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