Ottawa-Outaouais IWW

The General Membership Branch of the Ottawa-Outaouais region

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Book Review: A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey

January 15th, 2020 No Comments

Neoliberalism is the intensification of the influence and dominance of capital; it seeks to transfer power in the workplace from the forces of labour to the holders of capital, trying to strengthen, and restore the power of economic elites. As David Harvey notes: Neoliberalism and the Neoliberal state have been able to reverse the various […]

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Book Review: Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian

August 7th, 2019 No Comments

Let’s mention some facts: In 1598 Juan de Onate and his troops killed over eight hundred Acoma in what is now New Mexico. By 1630 the Puritan settlers were launching attacks against the Pequot tribe in 1637, massacring six to seven hundred men, women and children. For two hundred years, merciless wars frequently broke out […]

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Book Review: William A. Pelz, A People’s History of Modern Europe

April 24th, 2019 No Comments

The People’s History of Modern Europe is a book that provides an alternative reading in European history focusing on the struggles of common people as well their conflict with those in power. “A People’s History of Modern Europe offers a concise, readable alternative to mainstream textbooks and surveys while suggesting a different understanding of the […]

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