Natural Resources

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Free, Fair and Alive

The Insurgent Power of the Commons

From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people around the world are increasingly turning to ‘commoning’ to emancipate themselves from a predatory … 448 View

Getting to Zero

Canada Confronts Global Warming

In this book, long-time social and environmental activist Tony Clarke provides hard-to-find information and analysis about what Canada is and is not doing as of 2018 to get to zero emissions. He … 248 View

Oil and World Politics

The real story of today's conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more

This book identifies the underlying role played by the oil and gas resource and the oil industry in international affairs, with a focus on recent conflict zones. It discusses military … 280 View

Oil’s Deep State

How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming — in Alberta, and in Ottawa

This book addresses the question of democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat … 256 View

The Big Stall

How big oil and think tanks are blocking action on climate change in Canada

This book traces the origins of the Trudeau government’s climate change plan back to the energy sector itself — in particular Big Oil. It shows how, in the last fifteen years, Big Oil … 304 View

The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

Public Betrayal, Justice Denied

This book explores the circumstances leading up to the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, describes the events themselves, and recounts the aftermath including the outcome of criminal trials … 216 View
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Introduction

From: Free, Fair and Alive

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In the introduction, the authors frame current modern challenges such as climate change and social inequity as issues that can be effectively addressed through a lens of the commons, which they … 9 $0.90 Add
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Introduction

From: Getting to Zero

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Identifies how the 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray should cause Canada to confront climate change. Discusses how oil sand production has increased and why this needs to change for Canada to … 7 $0.70 Add
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Petroleum and Geopolitics

From: Oil and World Politics

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Discusses petroleum, the most valuable commodity in world trade, and its ties to politics and power. Introduces the links between governments and oil corporations, the history of petrodollars in … 30 $3.00 Add
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An unwitting experiment

From: Oil’s Deep State

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Former Alberta opposition leader Kevin Taft provides an unique and personal view on the hold oil companies have on our democratic institutions. He goes on to provide a brief history of … 14 $1.40 Add
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Commons and Commoning

From: Free, Fair and Alive

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In the first chapter, the authors argue first that large-scale cooperation is possible for humans, and that commoning, our capacity to self-organize and help each other through creation of … 16 $1.60 Add
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Iraq: A Quest for Control

From: Oil and World Politics

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Documents the official reasons for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the quest for control of Iraq’s oil wealth. The post-2003 Iraqi government resisted opening oil to foreign ownership, … 19 $1.90 Add
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Syria: A Tale of Two Pipelines

From: Oil and World Politics

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Analyzes the Syrian conflict, in which Big Powers (US, Russia) and regional powers (Iran, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey) clash over Sunni-Shia divisions, terrorism, and petroleum. Initial … 31 $3.10 Add
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The civil service falls in line

From: Oil’s Deep State

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Former Alberta opposition leader Kevin Taft examines the period of 2009-2014 in Alberta and the way in which civil servants were brought to identify the public interest with the oil … 20 $2.00 Add
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The OntoShift to the Commons

From: Free, Fair and Alive

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In the second chapter, the authors dig into the question of why commons have been so ignored in the modern era, despite their long history, and suggest that a new ontological perspective is … 22 $2.20 Add
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Enclosure and the Commons

From: Think Like a Commoner

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What happens when markets become so powerful that they disrupt natural ecosystems, reorder how people conduct their lives and claim ownership of life-forms? It is sometimes difficult to step … 17 $1.70 Add