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. On the analysis of speeches of powers in place and manipulation of the masses which we all belong:
- "A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense"
from Normand Baillargeon (Author), publisher “Seven stories press"
"What is the relationship between democracy and critical thinking? What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? In A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense, radical pedagogue Normand Baillargeon trains readers to think, deconstruct, and ask the necessary questions to protect themselves from the manipulations of government, “authorities,” and other elites."
- "Understanding Power"
from Noam Chomsky (Auteur), Peter-R Mitchell (Préface), John Schoeffel (Préface), editor “ New Press”
"The chapters, each covering discrete sessions with Chomsky, arrive in a question-and-answer format that at times becomes delightfully contentious. Chomsky holds forth on such disparate topics as American third-party politics, the stifling of true dissent, the illusion of a muscular media, heavy-handed American imperialism (from Southeast Asia to Mexico), a dysfunctional and self-destructing United States political left, the gilding of the Kennedy and Carter administrations, and the impotent state of labor unions."
- "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media"
by Edward S Herman (Author), Noam Chomsky (Author) – Publisher : “Pantheon”. “An absolutely brilliant analysis of the ways in which individuals and organizations of the media are influenced to shape the social agendas of knowledge and, therefore, belief. Contrary to the popular conception of members of the press as hard-bitten realists doggedly pursuing unpopular truths, Herman and Chomsky prove conclusively that the free-market economics model of media leads inevitably to normative and narrow reporting. Whether or not you've seen the eye-opening movie, buy this book, and you will be a far more knowledgeable person and much less prone to having your beliefs manipulated as easily as the press."
- "Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order"
by Noam Chomsky (Author) and Robert W. Mc Chesney (author)
"In this thought-provoking new collection of essays, Noam Chomsky examines democracy in theory vs. democracy in action. The brilliant thinker reveals how the political and economic principles that have prevailed are far removed from those that are popularly proclaimed."
-"NATO's secret armies : Operation Gladio and Teroorism in Western Europe" by Daniele Ganser - Publisher Franck Cass editions - An incredible documentation on the power of CIA and MI 6 in Europ to sustain extreme right parties by terrorism. This book shows that there is no real democracy !
- "The Road to 9/11. Wealth, Empire and the future of America" by Peter Dale Scott - publisher University of California Press - An incredible and well documented book which show the real face of the power in America.
. On the state of the oceans :
- “The empty Ocean”
by Richard Ellis - Publisher: Island Press
“This is a historical compendium rich in anecdote, lore and details of the natural life of water-dwelling creatures. The animals discussed are not limited to the commonly known, commercially important fish and the familiar intelligent sea mammals, but also looks into the fate of lesser known seabirds and the delicate limestone formations we know as coral reefs."
- “Le rapport Cleach …”
Written by french Senator UMP of the same name.
"A report without concessions for a policy honest and informed. It cannot be taxing to belong to environmentalists circles" .
- « The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat”
by Charles Clover (author) - Publisher: New Press
“In this devastating book, first published in Great Britain and now revised and updated for North American readers, Clover, environment editor of London's Daily Telegraph, shows that fishing with modern technology has put us just a hairsbreadth away from destroying entire ocean ecosystems. New England's fisheries have collapsed, the fish stocks of West Africa's continental shelf are overexploited, few cod are left in Newfoundland's Grand Banks, and, according to one study, 90% of the large fish in the ocean in 1950 have disappeared. Clover finds many people to blame, including trawlers with huge nets that destroy everything in their wake, incompetent scientists, dishonest governmental agencies, celebrity chefs with endangered species on their menus, and the general public, which pays no attention to how the fish it eats is obtained."
. On The oil peak :
- "The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies"
by Richard Heinberg (author) – publisher New Society Publishers
“The world is about to run out of cheap oil and change dramatically. Within the next few years, global production will peak. Thereafter, even if industrial societies begin to switch to alternative energy sources, they will have less net energy each year to do all the work essential to the survival of complex societies. We are entering a new era, as different from the industrial era as the latter was from medieval times."
- "The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century"
by james Howard Kunstler (Author) – publisher Grove Press
“The indictment of suburbia and the car culture that the author presented in The Geography of Nowhere turns apocalyptic in this vigorous, if overwrought, jeremiad. Kunstler notes signs that global oil production has peaked and will soon dwindle, and argues in an eye-opening, although not entirely convincing, analysis that alternative energy sources cannot fill the gap, especially in transportation. The result will be a Dark Age in which "the center does not hold" and "all bets are off about civilization's future." Absent cheap oil, auto-dependent suburbs and big cities will collapse, along with industry and mechanized agriculture."
. On the crisis and on the fate of the model capitalist:
- "FREEFALL America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy"
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company;
“Written by a Nobel Prize recipient, a graduate of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors, and a stout advocate of Keynesian economics, this inquest into the recession of 2007–09 lashes many designated villains, banks above all. Writing in a spirit Andrew Jackson would have loved, Stiglitz assails financial institutions’ size, their executive compensation, the complexity of their financial instruments, and the taxpayer money that has been poured into them. But unlike Jackson, who didn’t understand a thing about economics, Stiglitz is a little more analytical. He dwells on incentives—perverse, in his argument—for risky financial legerdemain in housing mortgages. The temptations stemmed from deregulation of the financial industry, a Reaganesque policy Stiglitz rebukes: he favors re-regulation and more government involvement in the economy."
- "L’empire de la honte"
from Jean Ziegler - publisher Fayard french language
“A fascinating book I couldn't put down. If you want to understand world hunger and the multinationals' power games, this is a great place to start. It gives a clear explanation of why the world works the way it does and why millions die of hunger and hunger related disease every year despite the quantities of food we waste. Millions die for the multinationals (from the pharmaceutical industry to 'good old' Nestlé) to make their huge profits. It gives an insight into the mindset of those who rule the world. There seems to be no English translation which is a shame. There is also a French translation of a version he uses to explain it to the kids which I am going to read before potentially giving it to my son."
- "Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet" from Tim Jackson (author) – publisher Earthscan Ltd.
“Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and well-being for a global population projected to reach nine billion? In this explosive book, Tim Jackson - a top sustainability adviser to the UK government - makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations. No one denies that development is essential for poorer nations. But in the advanced economies there is mounting evidence that ever-increasing consumption adds little to human happiness and may even impede it. More urgently, it is now clear that the ecosystems that sustain our economies are collapsing under the impacts of rising consumption."
. On the climate warming:
- "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed"
by Jared Diamond (Author), publisher Viking Adult
“Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is the glass-half-empty follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. While Guns, Germs, and Steel explained the geographic and environmental reasons why some human populations have flourished, Collapse uses the same factors to examine why ancient societies, including the Anasazi of the American Southwest and the Viking colonies of Greenland, as well as modern ones such as Rwanda, have fallen apart. Not every collapse has an environmental origin, but an eco-meltdown is often the main catalyst, he argues, particularly when combined with society's response to (or disregard for) the coming disaster."
- "Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and Civilization in Trouble"
by Lester-R Brown (Author) – publisher WW Norton & Co.
"Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, believes that "we can build an economy that does not destroy its natural support systems, a global community where the basic needs of all the earth's people are satisfied, and a world that will allow us to think of ourselves as civilized." Brown (Eco-Economy) backs up his argument with clear and well-reasoned text that outlines how to solve the world's severe environmental problems. According to Brown, the earth's populations are currently living in a bubble economy based on reckless consumption of natural resources. Because of water shortages, soil erosion and rising temperatures, grain production has seriously fallen off. If this situation continues, especially in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent, hunger and disease will prevail and lead to disastrous consequences for the entire world. e globale, mondialisations et capitalisme » aux éditions « recherches »
- "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies"
from Jared Diamond (Author), publisher W.W. Norton and Company
"A major book to understand why we are what we are at our location"
- "The Entropy Law and the Economic Process"
by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen(author) – publisher iUniverse
"Every few generations a great seminal book comes along that challenges economic analysis and through its findings alters men's thinking and the course of societal change. This is such a book, yet it is more. It is a "poetic" philosophy, mathematics, and science of economics. It is the quintessence of the thought that has been focused on the economic reality. Henceforce all economists must take these conclusions into account lest their analyses and scholarship be found wanting."
. On September 11 2001, which is undoubtedly the transition to a "new era » of domination of the world:
- "The Hidden Face of Terrorism: The Dark Side of Social Engineering, From Antiquity to September 11"
by Paul David Collins (author) – publisher 1st Books Library
- "9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition"
by Webster Griffin Tarpley (Author)
"September 11 was the true face of corporatized terror, said Tarpley on the "unanswered questions" of the socalled Official Story." -- Mark Johnson, New York Magazine, March 27, 2006.
- "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil"
by Michael C Ruppert – publisher New Society Publishers.
"9/11 and the resulting "War on Terror" are parts of a massive authoritarian response to an emerging economic crisis of unprecedented scale. Peak Oil - the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization - is driving the elites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare and population control. Crossing the Rubicon is more than a story. It is a map of the perilous terrain through which, together and alone, we are all now making our way."
- "The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé"
by David Ray Griffin (author) – publisher Olive Branch Press
"Griffith addresses many points in exhaustive detail, from the physical impossibility of the official explanation of the towers' collapse to the Commission's failure to scrutinize the administration to the NIST's contradiction of its own scientists to the scads of eyewitness and scientific testimony in direct opposition to official claims. Citing hundreds, if not thousands, of sources, Griffith's detailed analysis is far from reactionary or delusional, building a case that, though not conclusive, raises enough valid and disturbing questions to make his call for a new investigation more convincing than ever."