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Jon Sack, 'Iraqi Oil for Beginners'

£4 incl p&p. Send cheques (made payable to `Voices in the Wilderness') to: Voices UK, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX

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Iraq: the lies surge

Much has been made in recent weeks of the apparent success of the US “surge” the massive increase in US troops deployed to Iraq.

In fact, the picture is less rosy when we look closely.

Nicolas Walter & David Goodway (ed), 'The Anarchist Past and other essays' and Sharon Rudahl, 'A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman'

Five Leaves, 2007; ISBN 1905512163; 192pp; £9.99; A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman, New Press, Fall 2007; ISBN 1595580646; 128pp; £11.99

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The agony of Iraq's refugees

In mid-October, the United Nations reported that 2,000 Iraqis flee their homes every day. 2.2 million are refugees in their own country, while more than 2.2m have fled to neighbouring countries.

David Kendall (ed), 'The Mammoth Book of Best War Comics'

Constable & Robinson, 2007; ISBN 1845295862, 512pp; £12.99

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1.2m Iraqi war dead, says poll

A poll of 1,461 adults in 15 of Iraq's 18 regions indicates that as many as 1.2 million Iraqis have died violently because of the conflict since the invasion

Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls, 'Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords and the Propaganda of Silence' and Leo Docherty, 'Desert of Death: A Soldier's Journey from Iraq to Afghanistan'

Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords and the Propaganda of Silence, Seven Stories Press, 2006; ISBN 1 583227 31 8; 336pp; £10.99. Desert of Death: A Soldier's Journey from Iraq to Afghanistan, Faber and Faber, 2007; 208pp; ISBN 0 5712 3 688 X; £14.99

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Christian war maker

Gordon Brown is succeeding with his first great spin campaign, appearing to distance himself from the aggressive policies of his predecessor while at the same time escalating his two wars in Iraq a

Chris Goodall, 'How to lead a low carbon life: The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change'

Earth-scan, 2007; ISBN 1 84407 426 9; 326pp; £14.99

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Inside Climate Camp: How to build the world of tomorrow today

Could it really be done?