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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

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

The New Populism: Democracy Stares Into the Abyss - by Marco Revelli - £16.99
A crisp, trenchant dissection of populism today. Syriza, Trump, Podemos, and Brexit — these and other electoral earthquakes of recent years have been grouped under the term “populism.” But what actually defines populism?  Marco Revelli answ ... more

Others: Writers On the Power of Words to Help Us See Beyond Ourselves - by Charles Fernyhough (Editor) - £9.99
Writers celebrate the power of words to show us the world as others see it, raising funds for refugee and anti-hate charities.   Across the world, intolerance of otherness is growing: in Donald Trump’s America, in Brexit Britain and in a Europe ... more

Parkland - by Dave Cullen - £14.99
The deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting.  Emma Gonzalez called BS. David Hogg called out Adult America. Cameron Kasky recruited a colorful band of teenagers. Four days after escaping Marjory S ... more

About Anarchism - by Nicolas Walter - £12.99
Today the word “anarchism” inspires both fear and fascination. But few people understand what anarchists believe, what anarchists want, and what anarchists do. This incisive book puts forward the case for anarchism as a pragmatic philosophy.   ... more

Brexit Without The Bullshit: The Facts on Food, Jobs, Schools, and the NHS - by Gavin Esler - £8.99
From strawberries to passports, Gavin Esler presents a no-bullshit guide to the most momentous change in British life for decades.   In seven succinct chapters, the BBC TV veteran sets out how leaving the European Union will affect:  ... more

Urban Warfare: Housing under the Empire of Finance - by Raquel Rolnik - £19.99
How finance and politics have caused the global housing crisis.   The most comprehensive survey of the current crisis, Urban Warfare charts how the financial crisis and wider urban politics have left millions homeless and in financial desperat ... more

Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre - by Polyp, Poole and Schlunke - £11.99
The explosive tale of Peterloo, told ‘verbatim’ style through the voices of those who were there. More than 15 people died and 600 were severely wounded by sabre-wielding troops at a peaceful pro-democracy rally. This is a visual account of the 1 ... more

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference - by Greta Thunberg - £2.99
The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation.   'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today'   In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Gre ... more

After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response - by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins, Nadine El-Enany (Editors) - £16.99
On the 14th June 2017, a fire engulfed a tower block in West London, seventy-two people lost their lives and hundreds of others were left displaced and traumatised. The Grenfell Tower fire is the epicentre of a long history of violence enacted by gov ... more

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think - by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund - £9.99
A timely, short and essential book about the power of facts in a post-truth world, by late international sensation Hans Rosling ('a true inspiration' - Bill Gates) and his long-term collaborators Ola and Anna.   Factfulness: The stress-reducing ha ... more

You Are What You Read - by Jodie Jackson - £8.99
Why changing your media diet can change the world.   Do you ever get that feeling of overwhelming hopelessness, the moment you switch off the evening news? Do you get sucked into a state of sadness about the world we live in, without any hop ... more

The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line - by Kojo Koram (Editor) - £18.99
The War on Drugs has led to millions of people dead, displaced and incarcerated. Disproportionately enforced on oppressed races, international drug prohibition has reinforced the colour line across the globe.   While laws prohibiting the produ ... more

Syria after the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience - by Joseph Daher - £22.99
Syria has been at the centre of world news since 2011, following the beginnings of a popular uprising in the country and its subsequent violent repression. Eight years on, Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the regime and the failings of the upr ... more

To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS - by Owen Sheers - £8.99
July 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. Owen Sheers, the author of Pink Mist and the BAFTA nominated The Green Hollow, has created a virtuosic 'film-poem' to coincide with the Vox Pictures/BBC production broadcast to ... more

This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook - by Extinction Rebellion - £7.99
Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. Now you can become part of the movement - and together, we can make history.   It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about the global climate ... more

Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women's Prison - by Mim Skinner - £16.99
Darkly funny, heartbreakingly poignant and stark in its revelations about the UK’s attitude towards people on the fringes of society and women in general, JAILBIRDS is this year’s book you need to read.   “Did you know:  – that ... more

Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People - by Frances Ryan - £12.99
The austerity crisis and threat to disability rights.   In austerity Britain, disabled people have become the favourite target. From social care to the benefits system, politicians and media alike have made the case Britain’s 12 million disa ... more

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - by Kristen Ghodsee - £8.99
The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly: unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives.  If done properly, socialism leads to economic independence, better labour co ... more

A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide - by Linda Melvern - £12.99
Linda Melvern’s classic, investigative account of the Rwandan genocide, now with a new Introduction.  Events in Rwanda in 1994 mark a landmark in the history of modern genocide. Up to one million people were killed in a planned public and p ... more

The Many Not The Few: An Illustrated History of Britain Shaped by the People - by Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown - £9.99
An old union rep, Joe, and his granddaughter, Arushi, spend a few pleasant days together going over the history of the labour movement. Over tea and sandwiches in his studio they consider the whole wide sweep and points of connection throughout histo ... more

The Groundings with My Brothers - by Walter Rodney - £9.99
A remarkable book on the international operations of racism and the global meaning of Black Power.  In this classic work published in the heady days of anti-colonial revolution, Groundings with My Brothers follows the global circulation of em ... more

I Will Never See the World Again - by Ahmet Altan - £9.99
The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I am unaware of my destiny, which has perhaps already been decide ... more

Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today - by John Holloway - £17.99
This book is a profound search for a theory of social change. Through clearing away the cobwebs of revolutionary socialism, it renews the fight for the ending of capitalism and the construction of a new, fairer world.   After a century of fail ... more

In Defense of the US Working Class - by Mary-Alice Waters - £6.00
"Without understanding the devastation of the lives of working-class families in regions like West Virginia, and the vast increase in class inequality since the 2008 crisis, you can’t understand what’s happening in the United States."   A ... more

War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm - by Lalage Snow - £12.99
A journey through the most unlikely of gardens: the oases of peace people create in the midst of war.  In this millennium, we have become war weary. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Ukraine to South Sudan and Syria, from Kashmir to the West Ban ... more

Protest and Power: The Battle For The Labour Party - by David Kogan - £20.00
Labour has shifted from the New Left, to New Labour, to Corbynista Labour. Now, it may see power again with a most unlikely group of activists from the 1970s, becoming the fourth generation to win power since 1945.   Only Clement Attlee, Harol ... more

F**k the Establishment: 101 ways to get your voice heard and change the world - by The F Team - £6.99
A helpful and positive illustrated guide to exacting the change in the world you want to see, using the tools you already have at your disposal.   The mood in the world right now isn’t good. Some of us might be feeling let down by our govern ... more

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World - by Mason Funk - £20.00
The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These ind ... more

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