The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism is a Harper’s Index of the havoc to humanity and the environment caused by global economic inequality.

  • Percentage of the world’s population who live without electricity: 40
  • Amount spent annually subsidizing power stations that worsen global warming: $100 billion.
  • Number of billionaires who have greater wealth than the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 per cent of the world’s people: 360.
  • Es konnte auch anders sein. It could just as well be otherwise.

Royalties from the sale of this book are donated to The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture.

Part of our Semaphore Series.

Subject Political Science/Reference
Published December 2006
Price $10.95 CDN
Pages 112 pp (Paper)
Dimensions 4″ × 7″ × 0.25″
ISBN-10 1-894037-30-8
ISBN-13 978-1894037-30-3

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David Lester is a cartoonist, painter, graphic designer, and guitarist in the rock duo Mecca Normal. He created the poster series “Inspired Agitators,” now archived at The Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. Lester also does a weekly illustration, with text by Mecca Normal bandmate Jean Smith, for Magnet Magazine. His artwork has been published in MungBeing, Z Magazine, Reproduce & Revolt: A Graphic Toolbox for the 21st Century Activist, The San Diego Reader, and Warburger. Learn more of about his music and art here. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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