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Whose Story is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters - by Rebecca Solnit - £12.99
Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle over that foundational power. Women, people of colour and non-straight people are telling other versions, and white men in particular are fighting to preserve their own cent ... more

Breaking & Mending - by Joanna Cannon - £12.99
“A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn’t eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains ... more

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto - by Aaron Bastani - £16.99
A different kind of politics for a new kind of society—beyond work, scarcity and capitalism.  In the twenty-first century, new technologies should liberate us from work. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employmen ... more

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference (Illustrated Edition) - by Greta Thunberg - £14.99
A new expanded and illustrated edition of the history-making speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation.  'We are the change and change is coming'  In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, G ... more

Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats - by Maya Goodfellow - £12.99
How migrants became the scapegoats of contemporary mainstream politics.  The UK government proudly calls the aim of its immigration policy to be the creation of a “hostile environment,” while refugees drown in the Mediterranean and Britain vo ... more

The British State: A Warning - by Chris Nineham - £10.99
The first attempt since the 1980s to analyse the British state's capacity to block change and derail social movements. A riposte to those who said there could never be a very British coup.   What happens if a radical government gets elected in ... more

The Ungrateful Refugee - by Dina Nayeri - £16.99
A timely, provocative and personal examination of the refugee experience.  What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world. To be a refugee is ... more

Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century - by Kehinde Andrews - £8.99
Back to Black traces the long and eminent history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistance to slavery and colonialism, its rich past encompasses figures such as Marcus Garvey, Angela Davis, the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter activ ... more

Backstop Land - by Glenn Patterson - £13.99
Northern Ireland's frontier with the South has been an invisible line since the peace agreement of 1998. Now the battle over the UK's decision to leave the EU risks turning it into a hard border. Yet few people in the rest of Britain (or Ireland) kno ... more

Misjustice: How British Law is Failing Women - by Helena Kennedy - £9.99
Two women a week are killed by a spouse or partner. Every seven minutes a woman is raped. Now is the time for change.   Helena Kennedy, one of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights, examines the pressing new evidence that wo ... more

Fear: Trump in the White House - by Bob Woodward - £9.99
The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it.   With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Don ... more

Here to Stay, Here to Fight: A Race Today Anthology - by Paul Field, Robin Bunce, Leila Hassan, Margaret Peacock (Editor) - £17.99
From 1973 to 1988, Race Today, the journal of the revolutionary Race Today Collective was at the epicentre of the struggle for racial justice in Britain. Placing race, sex and social class at the core of its analysis, it featured in its articles and ... more

Brexiternity: The Uncertain Fate of Britain - by Denis MacShane - £9.99
Never in the lifetime of most British adults has there been such uncertainty about the future of the political and governing institutions of the state. Brexit has the potential to change everything – from the shape of government institutions, to th ... more

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power - by Shoshana Zuboff - £10.99
The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control us.  The heady optimism ... more

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights - by Mikki Kendall, illustrated by A. D’Amico - £15.99
A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women’s rights.   The ongoing struggle for women’s rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to v ... more

The Inner Level - by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett - £9.99
The essential new book from the authors of the international bestseller The Spirit Level.  Why is the incidence of mental illness in the UK twice that in Germany? Why are Americans three times more likely than the Dutch to develop gambling proble ... more

That's Funny You Don't Look Anti-Semitic: An Anti-Racist Analysis of Left Antisemitism - by Steve Cohen - £7.99
Steve Cohen’s book That's Funny You Don't Look Anti-Semitic, looks at the history of Left antisemitism from a Marxist perspective.  From the early Labour movement's support for the Aliens Act 1905, the Left's inability to stem the influence ... more

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent - by Peter Kennard - £19.99
This fully illustrated anthology showcases key images from Peter Kennard's work as Britain's foremost political artist over the last fifty years.   The book centres around Kennard's images, photomontages and illustrations from protests, year b ... more

Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth - by Guy Standing - £9.99
We are losing the commons. Austerity and neoliberal policies have depleted our shared wealth; our national utilities have been sold off to foreign conglomerates, social housing is almost non-existent, our parks are cordoned off for private events and ... more

The Three Dimensions of Freedom - by Billy Bragg - £6.00
At a time when opinion trumps facts and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. While authoritarians and algorithms threaten democracy, we argue over who has the right to speak.  To pr ... more

Led By Donkeys: How Four Friends with a Ladder Took on Brexit - by Led by Donkeys - £10.00
The official account – complete with full-colour illustrations – of how four ordinary people managed to expose the government’s hypocrisies through a nationwide guerrilla advertising campaign.  Seeking to highlight the hypocrisy of our poli ... more

Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity - by Slavoj Žižek - £9.99
In our brave new world of Big Tech, work is automated and money melts into air. What comes next as the global capitalist edifice crumbles? Slavoj Žižek shows how the answer is already stealing into sight, like a thief in broad daylight. What we mus ... more

The Long '68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies - by Richard Vinen - £10.99
1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary - around ten million French workers went on strike and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily ... more

Engines of Privilege: Britain's Private School Problem - by David Kynaston and Francis Green - £9.99
Britain's private, fee-paying schools are institutions where children from affluent families have their privileges further entrenched through a high-quality, richly-resourced education. Engines of Privilege contends that, in a society that mouths the ... more

Disarming Doomsday: The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima - by Becky Alexis-Martin - £19.99
Since the first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, the history of nuclear warfare has been tangled with the spaces and places of scientific research and weapons testing, armament and disarmament, pacifism and proliferation. Nuclear geography gives ... more

Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen - by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor) - £12.99
Smashing It celebrates the exceptional works and words of 31 leading working-class artists in Britain. Featuring writing, lyrics and images by Wiley, Maxine Peake, Malorie Blackman, Riz Ahmed and many more, it also includes reflections from artists o ... more

Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Plot to Break the World - by Christopher Wylie - £20.00
From whistleblower Christopher Wylie, the definitive story of the Brexit coup, the making of Bannon's America, and an ongoing crime against democracy.  What if you could peer into the minds of an entire population? What if you could target th ... more

Bad news for Labour: Antisemitism, the Party and Public Belief - by Greg Philo - £14.99
During the summer of 2018, numerous members of the Labour Party were accused of anti-Semitic behaviour by their detractors. The controversy reached fever pitch amid claims that the Labour Party had become 'institutionally racist' under the leadership ... more

Now We Have Your Attention: The New Politics of the People - by Jack Shenker - £16.99
"One of the most important and compelling books I've ever read, by one of Britain's most gifted writers. If you want to understand why we are in this crisis, listen to the voices all too often airbrushed from the political conversation"(Owen Jones) ... more

Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain - by Fintan O'Toole - £9.99
A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit.  A great democratic country tears itself apart, and engages in the dangerous pleasures of national masochism. Trivial journalistic lies became far ... more

How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest - by Sarah Corbett - £10.99
How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of ‘making’ to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect chan ... more

Rethinking Britain: Policy Ideas for the Many - by Sue Konzelmann, Susan Himmelweit, Jeremy Smith and John Weeks (Editors) - £14.99
What if we had a government prepared to implement the policies that could radically change 21st-century Britain and improve people’s lives?   Social and economic policies are rarely communicated clearly to the public, but it’s never been m ... more

How to Rig an Election - by Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas - £9.99
An engrossing analysis of the pseudo-democratic methods employed by despots around the world to retain control.  Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power lo ... more

Quaker Quicks: Why I Am a Pacifist - by Tim Gee - £6.99
Tim Gee tells the story of why he became a pacifist and what it means to him. Tim Gee reflects on the lives of peacemakers past and present to provide responses to questions like “Don’t we have to hit back if we're hurt?”, “Don’t we ne ... more

Vital Signs: The Deadly Costs of Health Inequality - by Lee Humber - £17.99
As standards of healthcare decline, so do our bodies; we need a radical vision for healthcare.  Nature is no longer the leading cause of death; society is. This makes health care one of the most important political issues today. This book loo ... more

How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century - by Erik Olin Wright - £12.99
What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it?  Capitalism has transformed the world and increased our productivity, but at the cost of enormous human suffering. Our shared values — equality and fairness, democracy and freedom, commun ... more

The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics - by Diarmaid Ferriter - £8.99
For the past two decades, you could cross the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic half a dozen times without noticing or, indeed, turning off the road you were travelling. It cuts through fields, winds back-and-forth across roads, and we ... more

How to Be An Antiracist - by Ibram X. Kendi - £16.99
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society — and in ourselves.   Ant ... more

Protest: Britain on the March - by Mirrorpix - £12.99
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."(Margaret Mead) Britain was built on protest. From Magna Carta to the suffragettes, the Peasants’ Revolt to ... more

Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide - by Cathia Jenainati, Judy Groves and Jem Milton - £13.99
What is feminism? Why are we still talking about it, and what can it tell us about ourselves, our societies and prejudices?   In this unique, illustrated introduction, we’ll explore the early history of conscious struggle against sexist op ... more

Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth - by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones (Editors) - £9.99
Young people in this country are facing a chasm of doubt and instability. Mental health problems are widespread, university fees are rising, job opportunities are drying up, and the prospect of ever owning a home is increasingly out of reach. But thi ... more

The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young People are Daring to Dream in a Land of War - by Mark Isaacs - £14.99
This is a story of hope and resilience in Afghanistan, a country constantly under siege from within and without.   Refugee advocate, activist and author Mark Isaacs takes us inside a remarkable and unlikely peace project established in Afghan ... more

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns - by Kerry Hudson - £14.99
A powerful, personal agenda-changing exploration of poverty in today’s Britain.  'When every day of your life you have been told you have nothing of value to offer, that you are worth nothing to society, can you ever escape that sense of be ... more

Antisemitism: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters - by Julia Neuberger - £8.99
Antisemitism has been on the rise in recent years, with violent attacks, increased verbal insults, and an acceptability in some circles of what would hitherto have been condemned as outrageous antisemitic discourse. Yet despite the dramatic increase ... more

The Messenger - by Shiv Malik - £12.99
Every reporter knows the first rule of journalism: never betray your source. But what if your source turns out to be unworthy of your silence? What if it's your source who betrays you?  The Messenger tells the story of an unlikely friendship betw ... more

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: What to Do, What Not to Do, and How to Help - by Sarah Crowther - £19.99
This hands-on guide provides quick, insightful guidance for practitioners who find themselves working with asylum seekers and refugees. Part I covers the essentials of understanding refugees' experiences including what they are coping with now they a ... more

American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear - by Khaled A. Beydoun - £17.99
“I remember the four words that repeatedly scrolled across my mind after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. ‘Please don’t be Muslims, please don’t be Muslims.’ The four words I whispered to myself on 9/11 ... more

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World - by Adam Tooze - £12.99
The definitive history of the Great Financial Crisis, from the acclaimed author of The Deluge and The Wages of Destruction.  In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade ... more

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good - by adrienne maree brown - £14.00
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life?   Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the ans ... more

Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival - by Cash Carraway - £14.99
“Everyone has their price. It’s just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid.”  Single mum. ‘Stain on society’. Caught in a poverty trap. It’s a luxury to afford morals and if you’re Cash Carraway, you do what you can to survi ... more

Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality - by Ziauddin Yousafzai, with Louise Carpenter - £9.99
In this intimate and extraordinary memoir, Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, gives a moving account of fatherhood and his lifelong fight for equality – proving there are many faces of feminism.  “Whenever anybody has asked me how Mala ... more

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