The Sociology of Freedom: Manifesto of the Democratic Civilization, Volume III by Abdullah Öcalan / PM Press/Kairos (2019/04) ISBN: 9781629637105

Book: The Sociology of Freedom is a one-of-a-kind exploration that reveals the remarkable range of one of the Left’s most original thinkers with topics such as existence and freedom, nature and philosophy, anarchism and ecology. Öcalan goes back to the origins of human culture to present a penetrating reinterpretation of the basic problems facing the twenty-first century and an examination of their solutions.Keywords Sociology; Freedom; Democracy; Kurdish Freedom Movement;

Neo-extractivism in Latin America by Maristella Svampa / Cambridge University Press (2019/10) ISBN: 9781108752589 (Not Open Access)

This book explores the changing face of US imperialism in the context of a system that is in crisis. At issue are the devastating effects of the turn of many multinational corporations towards ‘extractivism’—a pillage of society’s natural resources.
Keywords Neo-extractivism; extractivism; Latin Ameria; Natural Resources; resource management; mining;

Self-Devouring Growth - A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa by Julie LIvingstone / Duke University Press (2019/09) ISBN: 978-1-4780-0639-8 (Not Open Access)

Book: Under capitalism, economic growth is seen as the key to collective well-being. In Self-Devouring Growth Julie Livingston upends this notion, showing that while consumption-driven growth may seem to benefit a particular locale, it produces a number of unacknowledged, negative consequences that ripple throughout the wider world.
Keywords South Africa; Growth; growthism; planet; climate emergency; environmental crisis;