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T he B attle o f Ve n ez u ela Michael McCaughan

“McCaughan gives a vivid eyewitness account of the extraordinary events of the coming to power of Hugo Chávez.... His book will be welcomed by all those interested in the complexities of the most original political experiment in Latin America since the Cuban Revolution.” —Richard Gott, author of In the Shadow of the Liberator

Open Media Book Paper 978-1-58322-680-3 $12.95 240 pages

Co lo mbia a n d the U n ite d S tates War, Unrest, and Destabilization

Mario A. Murillo

With Jesus Rey Avirama

“With compelling, accessible prose, Murillo surveys a long history of conflict that predates drugs, guerrillas, or terrorism. Rather, Murillo roots Colombia’s violent history in a refusal of elites to open up the political system to broad, democratic participation. Murillo encourages readers to look past a history of violence to find hope in social movements to persistent problems of poverty and social exclusion.” —Marc Becker, Truman State University “Murillo’s insightful treatment of the conflict in Colombia is concise and extremely relevant for anyone wishing to understand the negative impact of contemporary US policy in Latin America.” —Andrew G. Wood, University of Tulsa

Open Media Book Paper 978-1-58322-606-3 $10.95 232 pages

I sla n d s o f R esista n ce Puerto Rico, Vieques, and U.S. Policy

Mario Murillo

Murillo explores the significance of Puerto Rico’s colonial status, within the context of more than 100 years of US domination. Open Media Pamphlet Paper 978-1-58322-080-1 $6.95 80 pages

M asters o f War Latin America and U.S. Aggression from the Cuban Revolution Through the Clinton Years

Clara Nieto

Translated by Chris Brandt Foreword by Howard Zinn An insightful history of US policy toward Latin America, demonstrating convincingly how the US has engaged in “a coherent politics of intervention.” “Nieto’s treatment of US policy in Latin America is a stunning indictment and clear evidence of Washington’s meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations throughout the hemisphere.” —Andrew G. Wood, University of Tulsa Paper 978-1-58322-545-5 $24.95 640 pages

’68 Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith Taibo dissects the events surrounding the night of October 2, 1968, when at least 200 students were killed in a bloody showdown between demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. “I introduced Paco Taibo’s ’68 in my Global 1960s course last year, supplementing other texts on late-60s Mexico. I found it gave students a profound sense of the experience of activism, and of the difficulties involved in its memorialization. Rather than incorporating the events into a passive narrative of trauma and its victims, Taibo II restores the lived possibilities of the incredible 100 or so days

Seven Stories Press Academic Catalog 2014-2015  
Seven Stories Press Academic Catalog 2014-2015  

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