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New Books - Politics & Activism

Radical reads! (browse related categories Politics & Philosophy Changing the World Peace & Human Rights Anti-Capitalism & Global Inequality )

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Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration - by Danny Dorling - £10.99
The end of our high-growth world was underway well before COVID-19 arrived. In this powerful and timely argument, Danny Dorling demonstrates the benefits of a larger, ongoing societal slowdown.  Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global dat ... more

The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History - by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson - £15.99
A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.  Founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a radical political organization that stood in defiant contrast to t ... more

Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance - by Noam Chomsky and Marv Waterstone - £14.99
An essential primer on capitalism, politics and how the world works, based on the hugely popular undergraduate lecture series 'What is Politics?'.   Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critic ... more

A Fire in My Head - by Ben Okri - £9.99
A powerful collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak.  In our times of crisis The mind has its powers  ... more

From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want - by Rob Hopkins - £10.99
The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it’s more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.   In these times of ... more

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984 - by Dorian Lynskey - £9.99
Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020   George Orwell's 1984 has become a defining narrative of the modern world. Its cultural influence can be observed in so ... more

Three Years in Hell: The Brexit Chronicles - by Fintan O'Toole - £9.99
THREE YEARS IN THE TROUBLED BRITISH ISLES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HEROIC FAILURE.   In 2011 Queen Elizabeth made her first ever state visit to the Irish Republic. It was a great, moving occasion.   'In settling once and for all its rela ... more

Do it Like a Woman... And Change the World - by Caroline Criado-Perez - £9.99
In the last five years, the feminist movement has seen a radical upswell of energy and activism. We have been inspired by #LeanIn, we have found solidarity in #MeToo. We've pushed one another to be stronger and try harder.   Caroline Criado-Pe ... more

Everyone Versus Racism: A Letter to My Children - by Patrick Hutchinson - £12.99
'I just want equality, equality for all of us. At the moment, the scales are unfairly balanced and I just want things to be fair for my children, my grandchildren and future generations.'   On 13 June 2020, Patrick Hutchinson, a black man, wa ... more

Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance and Rebellion - by Working Class History (Editors) - £16.99
History is not made by kings, politicians, or a few rich individuals—it is made by all of us. From the temples of ancient Egypt to spacecraft orbiting Earth, workers and ordinary people everywhere have walked out, sat down, risen up, and fought bac ... more

Caste: The Lies That Divide Us - by Isabel Wilkerson - £20.00
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER  Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divisions. In Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives an astounding portrait of this hidden phenomenon.  L ... more

The BBC: Myth of a Public Service - by Tom Mills - £9.99
The BBC: The mouthpiece of the Establishment?  The BBC is one of the most important institutions in Britain; it is also one of the most misunderstood. Despite its claim to be independent and impartial, and the constant accusations of a liberal bias ... more

How to Spot a Fascist - by Umberto Eco - £3.50
We are here to remember what happened and to declare solemnly that 'they' must never do it again. But who are 'they'?   How to Spot a Fascist is a selection of three thought-provoking essays on freedom and fascism, censorship and tolerance - ... more

The Northern Question: A Political History of the North-South Divide - by Tom Hazeldine - £20.00
Britain has scarcely begun to come to terms with its recent upheavals, from the crisis over Brexit to the collapse of Labour's 'red wall'. What can explain such momentous shifts? In this essential work, Tom Hazeldine excavates the history of a d ... more

Now We Have Your Attention: The New Politics of the People - by Jack Shenker - £9.99
Now We Have Your Attention makes sense of what is happening in British politics by taking a radically different perspective: the people's.   From a warehouse in Manchester to a pub in Essex, from the outskirts of Glasgow to a racecourse in Du ... more

The Government of No One: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism - by Ruth Kinna - £9.99
A magisterial study of the history and theory of one of the most controversial political movements.  Anarchism routinely gets a bad press. It's usually seen as meaning chaos and disorder - or even nothing at all. And yet, from Occupy Wall Str ... more

No Fixed Abode: Life and Death Among the UK's Forgotten Homeless - by Maeve McClenaghan - £20.00
This book will finally give a face and a voice to those we so easily forget in our society. It will tell the highly personal, human and sometimes surprisingly uplifting stories of real people struggling in a crumbling system. By telling their stories ... more

Against Amazon and Other Essays - by Jorge Carrion - £12.99
A history of bookshops, an autobiography of a reader, a travelogue, a love letter-and, most urgently, a manifesto.   Good bookshops are questions without answers. They are places that provoke you intellectually, encode riddles, surprise and offer ... more

This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality - by Peter Pomerantsev - £9.99
When information is a weapon, everyone is at war. We live in a world of influence operations run amok, a world of dark ads, psy-ops, hacks, bots, soft facts, ISIS, Putin, trolls, Trump. We've lost not only our sense of peace and democracy - but our s ... more

Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People - by Frances Ryan - £9.99
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 disabled ... more

Who Owns England? How We Lost Our Land and How to Take it Back - by Guy Shrubsole - £9.99
Who owns England? Behind this simple question lies this country's oldest and best-kept secret. This is the history of how England's elite came to own our land, and an inspiring manifesto for how to open up our countryside once more.   This bo ... more

The Folk Singers and the Bureau - by Aaron J Leonard - £12.99
Some of the most prominent folk singers of the twentieth century, including Woody Guthrie, 'Sis Cunningham, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Burl Ives, etc., were also political activists with various associations with the American Communist Party. As a conseq ... more

How I Became A Socialist - by William Morris - £11.99
William Morris is famous as a designer, poet and artist, but his work as a political thinker and activist is less well known. This collection, the first of his political writings published for nearly 50 years, shows Morris as one of the most original ... more

Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Plot to Break the World - by Christopher Wylie - £9.99
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 the we ... more

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias - by Dr Pragya Agarwal - £16.99
For the first time, behavioural and data scientist, activist and writer Dr Pragya Agarwal unravels the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, how they affect our decision-making, and how they ... more

The Women in the Room: Labour's Forgotten History - by Nan Sloane - £11.99
In February 1900 a group of men representing trade unionists, socialists, Fabians and Marxists gathered in London to make another attempt at establishing an organisation capable of getting working-class men elected to Parliament. The body they set up ... more

A Promised Land - by Barack Obama - £35.00
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making - from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his ... more

Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats - by Maya Goodfellow - £9.99
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

Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics - by Peter Geoghegan - £14.99
Democracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Politicians lie gleefully, making wild claims that can be shared instantly with millions of people on social media. Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jair ... more

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World - by Jason Hickel - £14.99
The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause.  Capitalism demands perpetual expansion, which is devastating the living world. There is only one solution that wi ... more

AZADI: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. - by Arundhati Roy - £6.00
The chant of 'Azadi!' - Urdu for 'Freedom!' - is the slogan of the freedom struggle in Kashmir against what Kashmiris see as the Indian Occupation. Ironically, it also became the chant of millions on the streets of India against the project of Hindu ... more

The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles - by David Harvey - £14.99
Amidst waves of economic crises, health crises, class struggle and neo-fascist reaction, few possess the clarity and foresight of world-renowned theorist, David Harvey.   Since the publication of his bestselling A Brief History of Neoliberali ... more

Workers' Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives - by Robert Ovetz - £24.99
Rumours of the death of the global labour movement have been greatly exaggerated. Rising from the ashes of the old trade union movement, workers' struggle is being reborn from below. By engaging in what Karl Marx called a workers' inquiry, workers an ... more

99 Immigrants Who Made Britain Great - by Louis Stewart and Naomi Kenyon - £20.00
This beautifully illustrated book, with an introduction by Bonnie Greer, celebrates the lives of 99 inspirational immigrants. From Hans Holbein to Raheem Sterling, Freddie Mercury to Judith Kerr, and Joan Armatrading to Malala Yousafzai, it tells the ... more

The Verso Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance - by Andrew Hsiao and Audrea Lim (Editors) - £9.99
Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest--rallying others around them and inspiring uprisings in eras yet to come. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, Ch ... more

The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War - by Giles Tremlett - £30.00
The first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fascism.  The Spanish Civil War was the first armed battle in the fight against fascism, and a rallying cry for a generation. Ov ... more

Blinded by Corona: How the Pandemic Ruined Britain's Health and Wealth and What to Do about It - by John Ashton - £12.99
Professor Ashton has lifelong hands-on experience and a deep scholarly understanding of the science of public health, a discipline invented in Britain. In this scathing critique he notes that nothing that the UK government has done to deal with COVID ... more

Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World - by Uju Asika - £16.99
You can't avoid it, because it's everywhere. In the looks my kids get in certain spaces, the manner in which some people speak to them, the stuff that goes over their heads. Stuff that makes them cry even when they don't know why. How do you bring up ... more

The Verso Book of Feminism: Revolutionary Words from Four Millennia of Rebellion - by Jessie Kindig (Editor) - £10.99
Throughout written history and across the world, women have protested the restrictions of gender and the limitations placed on women's bodies and women's lives. People - of any and no gender - have protested and theorized, penned manifestos and writt ... more

The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy - by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Ellen Reese - £19.99
Amazon is the most powerful corporation on the planet and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, has become the richest person in history, and one of the few people to profit from a global pandemic. Its dominance has reshaped the global economy itself: we live in the ... more

The Case for the Green New Deal - by Ann Pettifor - £8.99
What is the Green New Deal and how can we afford it?  To protect the future of life on earth, we need to do more than just reimagine the economy — we have to change everything. One of the seminal thinkers of the program that helped ignite the U ... more

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal - by Naomi Klein - £10.99
For more than twenty years Naomi Klein's books have defined our era, chronicling the exploitation of people and the planet and demanding justice. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the frontline of c ... more

Amexica: War Along the Borderline - by Ed Vulliamy - £10.99
Between the interiors of the USA and Mexico lies a borderland: Amexica. A terrain astride the world's busiest frontier, teeming with migrants, factory workers, narcos, tourists, heroines and heroes, ranchers and rogues. A border both porous and harsh ... more

The People's Republic Of Neverland: The Child versus the State - by Robb Johnson - £17.99
There once was a time when teachers and communities were able to exercise democratic control over their schools. Now that power has been taken away, both centralised and privatised, under the guise of “reform.” There is a forgotten history of the ... more

This Land: The Story of a Movement - by Owen Jones - £20.00
The No.1 bestselling author of The Establishment returns with an urgent analysis of where the Left - and Britain - goes next.  We live in an age of upheaval. The global crisis of Covid-19 has laid bare the deep social and economic inequalitie ... more

Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present - by Yanis Varoufakis - £16.99
What would a fair and equal society actually look like? The world-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis presents his radical and subversive answer. Imagine it is 2025. Years earlier, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, a ... more

Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn - by Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire - £18.99
Left Out is the first full account of Labour's recent transformation and historic defeat. The 2017 parliament began with Labour on the precipice of power, and its left-most fringe - for so long alienated within its own party - closer to government th ... more

How To Resist Amazon And Why (Zine) - by Danny Caine - £3.50
When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own vendors, when their CEO is literally the richest person in the world while their workers make low wages with i ... more

Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies - by The Secret Barrister - £20.00
Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people?   Most of us think the law is only relevant to ... more

The Art of Disruption: A Manifesto For Real Change - by Magid Magid - £14.99
A guide to being courageous and community-minded, and to disrupting and dismantling age-old power structures in work, life and politics, written by someone who has done exactly that.  Let's be honest. Magid Magid's story seems an unlikely one.  ... more

She Speaks: Women's Speeches That Changed the World, from Pankhurst to Greta - by Yvette Cooper - £7.99
Looking at lists of the greatest speeches of all time, you might think that powerful oratory is the preserve of men. But the truth is very different – countless brave and bold women have used their voices to inspire change, transform lives and radi ... more

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