Books I read in 2015 / by Greg Gallinger

Today is December 31st, so it's time for another rundown of the books I read (or mostly read, or listened to) throughout the past twelve months. As has been an increasing trend of mine the majority are audio books or audio versions of published lectures, and the list is once again dominated by Chomsky. PM Press published new audio versions of many of his older lectures this year, so I binge listened to these while working. The list also includes some local works, such as my friend Sheldon's book about Winnipeg's music scene, Red River College graduate Adam Campbell's short graphic retelling of the Winnipeg General Strike, and the University of Winnipeg Institute of Urban Studies' study of income inequality (which I contributed photos to). While composing this list I realized that I only read two works of fiction, Animal Farm, which I reread after seeing some reference to it in a movie or something, and Aurora, which admittedly I haven't actually finished though I'm loving it so far.

Missing Like Teeth: An Oral History of Winnipeg Underground Rock 1990-2001 - Sheldon Birnie

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel - Max Blumenthal

Kill the Messengers: Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know - Mark Bourrie

Bloody Saturday - Adam Campbell

Masters of Photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson - Clément Chéroux

Fateful Triangle - Noam Chomsky

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Domination - Noam Chomsky

Intervention - Noam Chomsky

Magna Carta: Then & Now - Noam Chomsky

On Iran - Noam Chomsky

On Palestine - Noam Chomsky & Ilan Pappé

Terrorism: The Politics of Language - Noam Chomsky

The Threat of Democracy - Noam Chomsky

The Tyranny of Corporations - Noam Chomsky

U.S. Media as Propaganda System - Noam Chomsky

When Elites Fail - Noam Chomsky

Year 501: The Conquest Continues - Noam Chomsky

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Meaning of Freedom - Angela Davis

The Prison Industrial Complex - Angela Davis

The Divided Prairie City: Income Inequality Among Winnipeg's Neighbourhoods, 1970-2010 - Jino Distasio & Andrew Kaufman

War, Journalism and the Middle East - Robert Fisk

Howl and Other Poems - Allen Ginsberg

Roots - Alex Haley

Power to the People - Fred Hampton

Direct Action: Reflections on Armed Resistance and the Squamish Five - Ann Hansen

Now This War Has Two Sides - Derrick Jensen

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs - Johann Hari

Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib - Seymour M. Hersh

The Anthology 1957 - 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr.

LSD - Timothy Leary

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge, A Radial History of Plants, Drugs and Human Evolution - Terence McKenna

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Collected Essays - George Orwell

Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens - Pamela Palmater

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinen - Ilan Pappé

Aurora - Kim Stanley Robinson

Revolts & Rebellions - Arundhati Roy

Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice - Rudolph Rocker

Culture and Imperialism - Edward W. Said

Blackwater: Mercenary Army - Jeremy Scahill

Undoing Border Imperialism - Harsha Walia

Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion - Gary Webb

The Case of Sacco & Vanzetti - Howard Zinn

Confronting Government Lies - Howard Zinn

Democracy, Dissent and Disobedience - Howard Zinn

Emma Goldman, Anarchism and War Resistance - Howard Zinn

History Matters - Howard Zinn

Just and Unjust Wars - Howard Zinn

Three Holy Wars - Howard Zinn