Hot off the press

New book by Howard Zinn, reports on terrorism and human rights, and on the international arms trade, and December's Labour Left Briefing.

A Power Governments Cannot Suppressis a new City Lights publication from progressive US historian and social commentator Howard Zinn. Fighting the censorship of American history, A Power Governments Cannot Suppress is Howard Zinn's new collection of essays on power, class, immigration, justice, and people who have engaged in acts of resistance. Zinn brings a profoundly radical perspective to each subject he writes about, whether it’s the media, war, terrorism, civil disobedience, the Holocaust, defending the rights of immigrants, or fighting government power. Written in an inspired, committed tone, Zinn approaches the telling of U.S. history from an engaged point of view. “America’s future is linked to how we understand our past,” writes Zinn; “For this reason, writing about history, for me, is never a neutral act.” The book can be ordered online from City Lights at a 30% discount on the full price of $16.95.

UK: The Rules of the Game - Terrorism, Community and Human Rightsby Andrew Blick, Tufyal Choudhury and Stuart Weir. This report prepared by UK organisation Democratic Audit for the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust is available for free download.

Another report available free-of-charge in pdf format is Arms without borders. Prepared by Amnesty Interntional, the International Action Network on Small Arms and, it explains “why a globalised trade needs global controls”.

UK monthly Labour Left Briefing's issues contains features on Iraq, including an interview with renowned journalist Patrick Coburn about his new book the Occupation, fighting growing Islamaphobia, the return of the Sandinistas, the meaning of Hungary's 1956 uprising, and labour militancy in the face of outsourcing in South Korea.