Book Review Dec 23
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Kaitlin McNabb | The book lounge has outdone itself again this year! So without further ado here are some of the best reviews of the year. (I mean, they're all great aren't they?)
Book Review Dec 17
Christine Smith (McFarlane) | Author Charlie Angus' detailed account of the deliberate denial of human rights to First Nations communities and Shannen Koostachin's fight for the right to education is stunning and a must read.
Book Review Dec 10
Roshini Nair | Does economics=capitalism? No, it does not says Jim Stanford. Here's why we need to consider other ways of organizing our economy (written in an accessible, friendly voice!).
Book Review Dec 3
Justin Podur | Tamara Pearson's new book weaves together the stories of two disenfranchised people in this thought-provoking work. Read our spoiler-filled review (and then go grab yourself a copy!).
Book Review Nov 26
Sarah Hipworth | As hope for more humanitarian immigration and refugee policies in Canada grows, we need to look back on our history of helping refugees and how far we still have to go.
Book Review Nov 19
Faline Bobier | The historic battles for women's rights are well documented, so why are we still fighting the same fights? If we truly want progressive change, we need a new revolution.
Book Review Nov 12
Christine Smith (McFarlane) | Dr. Pamela Palmater has brought a critical analysis and discussion to issues facing Indigenous populations in Canada like no other writer of her time. Her new book is an absolute must read.
Book Review Nov 5
Meenal Shrivastava, Lorna Stefanick | Question: Does Alberta's and Canada's reliance on Big Oil affect our democracy? Answer: Um, yes.
Book Review Oct 29
Andrew McEwan | Rita Wong's poetry collection 'undercurrent' describes the power and sacredness of water and cracks into the language of colonialism and capitalism and offers alternative narratives.
Book Review Oct 22
A.J. Somerset | How has the gun culture in North America shifted into one advocating against safety and gun laws? A.J. Somerset examines this shift and how the gun control movement came to exist in Canada.
Book Review Oct 15
Amira Elghawaby | Many, many people have warned Canada that Harper's time in power has been awful. But what happens when a non-partisan observer starts saying the same thing?
Book Review Oct 8
Meg Borthwick | Canada has an international reputation for justice and environmental protection. But do we really deserve it, especially after nine years under the Harper government? Nope!
Book Review Oct 1
Daniel Tseghay | Yves Engler's new book "Canada in Africa" exposes the Canadian government's complicity, and exploitation of, Canadian mines in Africa.
Book Review Sep 24
Lauren Scott | Dene author Richard Van Camp's latest short story collection "Night Moves" finds us back in Fort Simmer with some friendly faces, but wholly new and haunting experiences.
Book Review Sep 17
Sarah Hipworth | This double review of "Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent" and "A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes" explores world metaphors and how they can condition our thoughts and shape our actions.

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