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Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman (Editors) - £12.99
Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien ... more
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Why We March: Signs Of Protest And Hope by Artisan - £11.99
On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity.   This inspiring collection featur ... more
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Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly - £8.99
"A sublime piece of literary detective work that shows us once and for all how to be precisely the sort of reader that Austen deserves."(Caroline Criado-Perez, Guardian) Almost everything we think we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels do ... more
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Shout It Loud, Shout It Clear by John Comino-James - £25.00
Over the last two years John Comino-James has been been photographing demonstrations across many parts of the UK, from those associated with the 2015 General Election right through to the 2016 EU Referendum.   In his new book, Shout It Loud, ... more
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Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World by Various photographers - £11.99
New York Times Bestseller Indiebound Bestseller The Washington Post Bestseller San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller   On January 21, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women’s ... more
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The War on Women by Sue Lloyd Roberts - £8.99
In 1973, Sue Lloyd Roberts joined ITN as a news trainee and went on to be the UK's first female video-journalist to report alone from the bleak outposts of the Soviet Union, China and Iran. During her 30-year-long career she travelled the world and w ... more
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What Has The EU Ever Done For Us? by David Charter - £9.99
The voters have decided. Now find out what Brexit really means for the British way of life. From the bestselling author of Europe: In or Out comes the essential guide to post-Brexit Britain.  For better or worse, many areas of daily life w ... more
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Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon - £12.99
Black Skin, White Masks is a classic, devastating account of the dehumanising effects of colonisation experienced by black subjects living in a white world. First published in English in 1967, this book provides an unsurpassed study of the psychology ... more
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The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone by Danny Dorling - £9.99
The Equality Effect is almost magical. In more equal countries, human beings are generally happier and healthier, there is less crime, more creativity and higher educational attainment. Danny Dorling delivers all evidence that is now so overwhelming ... more
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The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously by Slavoj Žižek - £16.99
In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.   Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we ... more
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War Primer by Bertolt Brecht, edited by John Willett - £12.99
A terrifying series of short poems by one of the world’s leading playwrights, set to images of World War II.  In this singular book written during World War Two, Bertolt Brecht presents a devastating visual and lyrical attack on war under mod ... more
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Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash - £10.99
Never in human history was there such a chance for freedom of expression. If we have Internet access, any one of us can publish almost anything we like and potentially reach an audience of millions. Never was there a time when the evils of unlimited ... more
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Upheaval: The Refugee Trek Through Europe by Navid Kermani - £12.99
By foot, in buses, prison vans and trains, a steady stream of refugees traveled from the Greek island of Lesbos into Europe. In the autumn of 2015, award-winning writer Navid Kermani decided to accompany them on the "Balkan route."  In this perc ... more
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Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain by Paul Flynn - £20.00
In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an alr ... more
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Harry Constable: In His Own Words by Bill Hunter - £10.00
Dockers set the pace for all the gains in wages and conditions during the 1940s and 50s. Most of their battles, against their bosses, the government and sometimes their own union, were led by rank and file committees. Harry Constable was one of their ... more
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The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier - £9.99
From the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting   11.5 million documents sent through encrypted channels. The secret records of 214,000 offshore companies. The largest data leak in history.   In early 2015, an anonymous wh ... more
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Estates: An Intimate History by Lynsey Hanley - £9.99
Lynsey Hanley was born and raised just outside of Birmingham on what was then the largest council estate in Europe, and she has lived for years on an estate in London's East End.  Writing with passion, humour and a sense of history, she recounts ... more
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No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics by Naomi Klein - £12.99
Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to survive our surreal, shocking age.  Reme ... more
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Basic Income: And How We Can Make it Happen by Guy Standing - £8.99
Shouldn't everyone receive a stake in society's wealth? Could we create a fairer world by granting a guaranteed income to all? What would this mean for our health, wealth and happiness?   Basic Income is a regular cash transfer from the stat ... more
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Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism by Gregory Sholette - £18.99
In the aftermath of the 2016 US elections, Brexit, and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, it is evident that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism is now the delirium and crisis of liberal democracy and its culture. And though c ... more
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Creeping Fascism: Brexit, Trump, and the Rise of the Far Right by Neil Faulkner - £12.00
It was one of those moments when the world changed. Like the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the bombing of the Twin Towers in 2001, and the financial crash of 2008, the election of Donald Trump as US president in November 2016 sent shock-waves acro ... more
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The Political Thought of Abdullah Ocalan: Kurdistan, Woman's Revolution and Democratic Confederalism by Abdullah Öcalan - £12.99
These are the essential writings of a man who inspired a new, egalitarian socialist regime in the Middle East, which is currently fighting for survival against religious extremism and state violence.   Abdullah Öcalan led the struggle for Kur ... more
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Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi - £8.99
In this powerful book, Dr Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.   Having fought tirelessly for democracy, equa ... more
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Voices from the 'Jungle': Stories from the Calais Refugee Camp by Calais Writers - £14.99
Often called the ‘Jungle’, the refugee camp near Calais in Northern France epitomises for many the suffering, uncertainty and violence which characterises the situation of refugees in Europe today. But the media soundbites we hear ignore the voic ... more
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Dismembered: How the Attack on the State Harms Us All by Polly Toynbee & David Walker - £9.99
What is the state? And what's it ever done for you? More than you think.   The state houses us, educates us, employs us, protects us on the street and in the wider world. It binds us all together. And it's under threat.   Toynbee and Wa ... more
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Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis - £20.00
"One of the greatest political memoirs of all time"(Guardian) What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what a ... more
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The Seven: The Lives and Legacies of the Founding Fathers of the Irish Republic by Ruth Dudley Edwards - £9.99
On Easter Sunday, 23 April 1916, the seven members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood's military council met to proclaim an Irish Republic with themselves as the provisional government. After a week of fighting with the British army on the streets o ... more
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The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston - £9.99
Covering the long arc of Trump’s career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, NY would become an entirely new, and complex, breed of public figure. Trump is a man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, a ... more
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The Autonomous City: A History of Urban Squatting by Alexander Vasudevan - £16.99
A radical history of squatting and the struggle for the right to remake the city.  The Autonomous City is the first popular history of squatting as practised in Europe and North America. Alex Vasudevan retraces the struggle for housing in Ams ... more
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Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future by Raoul Martinez - £10.99
The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are?  In Creating Freedo ... more
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Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists ... more
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The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings & Islamic Militancy in Nigeria by Helon Habila - £6.00
An urgent Penguin Special investigating the 2014 mass-kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by the world's deadliest terrorists.  On 14th April 2014, 276 girls disappeared from a secondary school in northern Nigeria, kidnapped by the world's deadlies ... more
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Ten Myths About Israel by Ilan Pappe - £9.99
The myths — and reality — behind the state of Israel.  In this groundbreaking book, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Occupation, the outspoken and radical Israeli historian Ilan Pappe examines the most contested ideas concerning ... more
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People Power: Fighting for Peace from the First World War to the Present by Lyn Smith - £24.95
People Power charts the history of the anti-war movement in the UK from the outbreak of the First World War to present-day conflicts in the Middle East, telling the story of conscientious objectors and others who have been engaged in protest over the ... more
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Go Home! The Politics of Immigration Controversies by Various authors - £14.99
In July 2013, the UK government arranged for a van to drive through parts of London carrying the message 'In the UK illegally? GO HOME or face arrest.' This book tells the story of what happened next.   The vans were short-lived, but they were ... more
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The Liar's Quartet: Bravo Figaro!, Cuckooed, the Red Shed - Playscripts, Notes and Commentary by Mark Thomas - £9.99
Funny, provocative and moving, The Liar’s Quartet includes the scripts with brand new commentary from Mark Thomas’ most acclaimed comic, political theatre. Layered with political insight (and insult), and peppered with anecdote, this is a bravura ... more
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And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain by Adrian Tempany - £9.99
On 15 April 1989, 96 people were fatally injured on a football terrace at an FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield. The Hillsborough disaster was broadcast live on the BBC; it left millions of people traumatised, and English football in ruins.   And the ... more
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The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla (Editor) - £8.99
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?   Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your nativ ... more
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Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine by Raja Shehadeh - £14.99
As a young boy, Raja Shehadeh was entranced by a forbidden Israeli postage stamp in his uncle's album, intrigued by tales of a green land beyond the border. Impossible then to know what Israel would come to mean to him, or to foresee the future occup ... more
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Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism by L.A. Kauffman - £9.99
A longtime movement insider's powerful account of the origins of today's protest movements and what they can achieve now.   As Americans take to the streets in record numbers to resist the presidency of Donald Trump, L.A. Kauffman’s timely, ... more
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Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left by Helena Sheehan - £16.99
Utterly corrupt corporate and government elites bankrupted Greece twice over. First, by profligate deficit spending benefitting only themselves; second, by agreeing to an IMF “bailout” of the Greek economy, devastating ordinary Greek citizens who ... more
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Movement Parties Against Austerity by Donatella della Porta, Joseba Fernández, Hara Kouki and Lorenzo Mosca - £16.99
The ascendance of austerity policies and the wave of protests they have generated have had a deep impact on the shape of contemporary politics. The stunning electoral successes of Syriza in Greece, Podemos in Spain and the Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) in ... more
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Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography by Gregor Gall - £20.00
Bob Crow was the most high-profile and militant union leader of his generation. This biography focuses on his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of popular myths created about him by political opponents. Using the schema of ... more
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The Raqqa Diaries: Escape from Islamic State by Samer - £9.99
Since ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth.  The sale of televisions has been banned, wearing trousers the wrong length is a punishable offence, and using a mobile phone ... more
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The Benn Diaries by Tony Benn - £30.00
Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Benn Diaries, kept for almost seventy years, are a uniquely authoritative, fascinating and readable record of the political life of our times.  This single-volume ... more
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The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine by Ben Ehrenreich - £9.99
This is a book about Palestine today. It is neither apologetic nor romanticized, but a powerful and brilliantly realized scream of a book, scorching and tender, from a journalist whose anger and empathy burn through every word.   Over the past thr ... more
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The Unchosen: The Lives of Israel's New Others by Mya Guarnieri Jaradat - £14.99
Drawing on a decade of courageous and pioneering reporting, Mya Guarnieri Jaradat brings us an unprecedented and compelling look at the lives of asylum seekers and migrant workers in Israel, who hail mainly from Africa and Asia.  From illegal ... more
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I am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck - £8.99
The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film.   In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: ... more
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Planet of Slums by Mike Davis - £9.99
The classic, brilliant, best-selling account of the rise of the world’s slums, where, according to the United Nations, one billion people now live.   According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the ... more
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When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones - £14.99
A personal memoir from a leading figure in the gay rights movement, and partial inspiration for the acclaimed mini-series When We Rise from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and starring Guy Pearc ... more
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Where are the Unions? Workers and Social Movements in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe by Sian Lazar (Editor) - £19.99
The first fully comprehensive comparison of the Latin American ‘turn to the left’, the Middle East and North African ‘Arab Spring’ and the Occupy and anti-austerity movements of Europe and North America, with a focus on the apparent lack of u ... more
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