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Political oppression & persecution books

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Chile, Pinochet and the Caravan of Death by Patricia Verdugo, Paul E. Sigmund Chile, Pinochet and the Caravan of Death
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This narrative offers evidence of the mass execution of 72 political prisoners that began General Augusto Pinochet's 20 year dictatorship. The killings terrorized Chile. This edition includes a description of Chile's judical hearings to strip the General of his immunity.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2018

The Memory of the Argentina Disappearances The Political History of Nunca Mas by Emilio (National Council of Scientific Research, Argentina) Crenzel The Memory of the Argentina Disappearances The Political History of Nunca Mas
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Memory of the Argentina Disappearances examines the history of the production, public circulation, and the interpretations and reinterpretations of the Nunca Mas report issued by Argentina's National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons (CONADEP). It was established in 1983 by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2018

Return of Torture by Mattias Gardell Return of Torture

This book provides a brief but wide-ranging history of torture in Europe and America as well as an analysis of its return in the aftermath of the 'war on terror'. During the state of exception declared in the wake of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/12/2017

In the heart of the whore The story of apartheid's death squads by Jacques Pauw In the heart of the whore The story of apartheid's death squads


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia The Case of Papua by Budi (University of Indonesia) Hernawan Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia The Case of Papua

State-sponsored torture and peacebuilding encapsulate the essence of many of the current conflicts in Indonesia. Papua in particular provides a thought-provoking example of the intricacy and complexity of building peace amidst enduring conflict and violence. This book examines the complex...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

East Asia's Other Miracle Explaining the Decline of Mass Atrocities by Alex J. (Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Pro Bellamy East Asia's Other Miracle Explaining the Decline of Mass Atrocities

Mass atrocities were once a common occurrence in East Asia. Yet, over the past three decades, mass atrocities have declined in East Asia to the point of near elimination. This book explains how and why.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

The Macabresque Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making by Edward (Edward S. Diggs Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, Virginia Tech) Weisband The Macabresque Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making
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Studies of genocide and mass atrocity most often focus on their causes and consequences, their aims and effects, and the number of people killed. But the question remains, if the main goal is death, then why is torture necessary? This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Competing Memories Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru by Rebekka (King's College London) Friedman Competing Memories Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru

A rigourous analysis of context in transitional justice, examining the successes and failures of truth and reconciliation commissions in post-conflict settings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Coming Soon

The Prison-industrial Complex And The Global Economy by Eve Goldberg, Linda Evans The Prison-industrial Complex And The Global Economy
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

The Caged Ones by udu U Hla The Caged Ones

This is the sensitive account of a political prisoner in Burma in the 1950s, with portraits of teenage fellow prisoners and the impact of incarceration on young lives.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

The Case Against Israel by Michael Neumann The Case Against Israel


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Falun Gong's Challenge to China Spiritual Practice or Evil Cult ? by Danny Schechter Falun Gong's Challenge to China Spiritual Practice or Evil Cult ?


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Stolen Girls Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer, Andy Spyra Stolen Girls Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2018

The Condor Years How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents by John Dinges The Condor Years How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Flying Tigers Over Cambodia An American Pilot's Memoir of the 1975 Phnom Penh Airlift by Larry Partridge Flying Tigers Over Cambodia An American Pilot's Memoir of the 1975 Phnom Penh Airlift

This is the memoir of Larry Partridge who flew 52 missions into Phnom Penh, delivering rice and other supplies in hostile conditions to Cambodians surrounded by the Khmer Rouge forces in 1975.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/01/2018

There Are No Dead Here A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia by Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno There Are No Dead Here A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia

The bloody story of the rise of paramilitaries in Colombia, told through three characters--a fearless activist, a dogged journalist, and a relentless investigator--whose lives intersected in the midst of unspeakable terror.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/03/2018

Never Remember Searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia by Masha Gessen, Misha Friedman Never Remember Searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia
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Masha Gessen is a prominent, bestselling American and Russian journalist and author and one of the most outspoken critics of Putin. With this book, she travels to the far reaches of Siberia to discover what remains of the Gulags, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018

Other books in this genre

Peaceful revolution Inside the war room at the negotiations by Niel Barnard Peaceful revolution Inside the war room at the negotiations


Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

Blood and Silk Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia by Michael R. J. Vatikiotis Blood and Silk Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia

A powerful examination of the conflicts in Southeast Asia that risk destabilising its remarkable development.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/06/2017

Blood and Silk Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia by Michael R. J. Vatikiotis Blood and Silk Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia

A powerful examination of the conflicts in Southeast Asia that risk destabilising its remarkable development.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/06/2017

Inside Apartheid's prison by Raymond Suttner Inside Apartheid's prison

This important book, now with a completely new afterword is available again. First published in 2001, the book was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Alan Paton award in 2002.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017

Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag by Golfo Alexopoulos Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag

A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2017

They Can't Kill Us All The Story of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lowery They Can't Kill Us All The Story of Black Lives Matter

**Winner of the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose**'A devastating front-line account of the police killings and the young activism that sparked one of the most significant racial justice movements since the 1960s: Black Lives Matter ... Lowery more or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and S - 2016/2: Violence in the Post-Soviet Space by Julie Fedor Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and S - 2016/2: Violence in the Post-Soviet Space

This special issue deals with the phenomenon of violence in the post-Soviet space. The central preoccupation is to examine both political and legal discourses and practices of internal and external violence, broadly conceived, in this space. Simultaneously the special issue...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2016

Report of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances On the Fifth session (4-15 November 2013) and the Sixth session (17-28 March 2014) by United Nations: Committee on Enforced Disappearances, (DGACM) Department for General Assembly and Conference Management Report of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances On the Fifth session (4-15 November 2013) and the Sixth session (17-28 March 2014)
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This is the official Record of the Report of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on the Fifth session (4-15 November 2013) and the Sixth session (17-28 March 2014).
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/02/2016

Tibet on Fire Self-Immolations Against Chinese Rule by Tsering Woeser Tibet on Fire Self-Immolations Against Chinese Rule

A manifesto for Tibetan resistance, from the voice of the Tibetan movement
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/12/2015

The Politics of Exile in Latin America by Mario (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Sznajder, Luis (Wake Forest University, North Carolina) Roniger The Politics of Exile in Latin America
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The Politics of Exile in Latin America provides a systematic analysis of exile as a mechanism of institutional exclusion and its historical development.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/12/2015

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