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New Books - Politics & Activism

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Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Let This Radicalize You: The Revolution of Rescue and Reciprocal Care - by Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba - £14.99
What fuels and sustains activism and organizing when it feels like our worlds are collapsing? Let This Radicalize You is a practical and imaginative resource for activists and organizers building power in an era of destabilization and catastrophe. & ... more

Poetry for the Many: An Anthology - by Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey - £16.99
Foreword by MELISSA BENN | Introduction by KARIE MURPHY   Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey collaborated to help achieve the biggest electoral success for socialism in recent British history. The two men share a passionate belief in a fairer, mo ... more

Lean on Me: A Politics of Radical Care - by Lynne Segal - £17.99
What's left to say, to keep hope alive today?  Have you ever relied on the kindness of strangers? What brings people together to find hope and solidarity? What do we owe each other as citizens and comrades?  Questions of care, intimac ... more

Class War: A Literary History - by Mark Steven - £18.99
A thrilling and vivid work of history, Class War weaves together literature and politics to chart the making and unmaking of social class through revolutionary combat. In a narrative that spans the globe and more than two centuries of history, Mark S ... more

Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism - by Yanis Varoufakis - £22.00
Capitalism is dead. The #1 bestselling economist shows how the owners of big tech have become the world's feudal overlords.  ‘What an amazing piece of work this is. Everyone should read it. 100 out of 100’ IRVINE WELSH  In his boldest and ... more

Peace: A Very Short Introduction - by Oliver Richmond - £8.99
Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring  The concept of peace has always attracted radical thought, action, and practices. It has been taken to mean merely an absence of overt violence or war, but in the contemporary era it is o ... more

Fortress London: Why We Need to Save the Country from its Capital - by Sam Bright - £9.99
A vividly written and timely polemic tackling the burning injustices shaping British society today.  ‘Intelligently written and powerfully argued.’ Paul Mason  ‘Witty, scathing, and entertaining.’ Danny Dorling  Journa ... more

Capitalist China and Socialist Revolution - by Simon Hannah - £5.00
The economic and political growth of China and its transformation into a capitalist world power is one of the defining features of the modern age. It has shifted economic relations and the balance of power. Hundreds of millions of workers in China ... more

My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World's Deadliest Migration Route - by Sally Hayden - £10.99
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE 2022 WINNER OF THE MICHEL DÉON PRIZE 2022  ‘The most important work of contemporary reporting I have ever read’ SALLY ROONEY  The Western world has turned its back on refugees, fuelling one of the most devasta ... more

The Decade in Tory: An Inventory of Idiocy from the Coalition to Covid - by Russell Jones - £14.99
In 2020 the United Kingdom reached a bewildering milestone: ten successive years of Conservative rule. In that decade there were three prime ministers, each in turn described as the worst leader we ever had; ministerial resignations by the hundred; a ... more

A Kidnapped West: The Tragedy of Central Europe - by Milan Kundera - £10.00
The people of Central Europe cannot be separated from European history; they cannot exist outside it; but they represent the wrong side of this history; they are its victims and outsiders.   In a moment of historic peril and uncertainty in ... more

Free For All: Why The NHS Is Worth Saving - by Gavin Francis - £7.99
An urgent call-to-arms in defence of our NHS.  'Needle-sharp analysis from the front line' Ian Rankin  'Wonderful ... A heartbreaking chronicle of the NHS's near-demise, and a call to action' Leah Hazard  'Compassionate, cleve ... more

Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World - by Naomi Klein - £25.00
*THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*  ‘If I had to name a single book that makes sense of these last few dark years, it would be this one’ New York Times  ‘A deeply compelling read... urgent and necessary’ Evening Standard   Nao ... more

Communism and Strategy: Rethinking Political Mediations - by Isabelle Garo - £19.99
If the question of communism is making a comeback today, this renewed interest is often accompanied by an abandonment of any concrete political perspective. Critical philosophies are flourishing and proliferating, but, folded into the academic terrai ... more

One State: The Only Democratic Future for Palestine-Israel - by Ghada Karmi - £14.99
A radical case for a one-state solution from the renowned Palestinian writer and Nakba survivor.  'An intelligent, sensitive writer' - Financial Times  Palestine has been under attack for three quarters of a century. The 'peace proces ... more

Follow the Money: How Much Does Britain Cost? - by Paul Johnson - £25.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   ‘This is a brilliant book. Buy it, read it and weep’ The Times   ‘The antidote to naivety that our political class needs’ Sunday Times, Book of the Week  ‘A treasure trove of killer fact ... more

Divided: Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare - by Dr Annabel Sowemimo - £20.00
A vital, eye-opening exploration of race and health.  A FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2023 A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST SUMMER BOOK 2023  'Prepare to be blown away' CHIKWE IHEKWEAZU, Assistant Director General at WHO& ... more

The Party's Over: The Rise and Fall of the Conservatives from Thatcher to Sunak - by Phil Burton-Cartledge - £11.99
Today, it is not a question of if, but when? What we are watching is the collapse of the most successful political party in Europe. Despite winning the December 2019 General Election, the parliamentary conservative and unionist party is facing its ow ... more

The Fate of Abraham: Why the West is Wrong about Islam - by Peter Oborne - £12.99
As the Cold War faded into history, it appeared to have been replaced by a new conflict - between Islam and the West. Or so we are told. After the events of 9/11 and the advent of the 'war on terror', this narrative seemed prophetic. But, as Peter Ob ... more

The Mohawk Warrior Society: A Handbook on Sovereignty and Survival - by Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall - £26.99
The first collection of its kind, this anthology by members of the Mohawk Warrior Society uncovers a hidden history and paints a bold portrait of the spectacular experience of Kanien’kehá:ka survival and self-defense.   Providing extensive ... more

A Blue New Deal: Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean - by Chris Armstrong - £10.99
An urgent account of the state of our oceans today—and what we must do to protect them.  “Provides a persuasive guide to recovery, and is an inspiring and invigorating read.”—Phoebe Weston, The Guardian  The ocean sustains l ... more

Pretended: Schools and Section 28: Historical, Cultural and Personal Perspectives - by Catherine Lee - £16.00
Pretended is a vivid historical, political and cultural account of schools and teaching under Section 28, a law that banned schools in the UK from promoting homosexuality as a 'pretended family relationship'.   Catherine Lee was a teacher in ... more

Yemen In Crisis: Devastating Conflict, Fragile Hope - by Helen Lackner - £12.99
Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years. Fuelled by Arab and Western intervention, the civil war has quickly escalated, resulting in thousands killed and millions close to starvation. Suffering from a collapsed economy, the people of ... more

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future - by James Bridle - £9.99
From the highly acclaimed author of Ways of Being. We live in times of increasing inscrutability. Our news feeds are filled with unverified, unverifiable speculation, much of it automatically generated by anonymous software. As a result, we no longer ... more

Backbone of the Nation: Mining Communities and the Great Strike of 1984-85 - by Robert Gildea - £25.00
A powerful new history of the Great Strike in the miners’ own voices, based on more than 140 interviews with former miners and their families.  Forty years ago, Arthur Scargill led the National Union of Mineworkers on one of the largest str ... more

Nakba: The Struggle to Decolonize Israel - by Eitan Bronstein Aparicio and Eleonore Merza Bronstein - £25.00
In 1948 three-quarters of a million Palestinians were expelled from their land and and some 615 villages were destroyed in order to establish the state of Israel. This is known as the Nakba (“catastrophe” in Arabic). It is it is something which w ... more

We Go Where They Go: The Story of Anti-Racist Action - by Shannon Clay, Lady, Kristin Schwartz and Michael Staudenmaier - £23.99
What does it mean to risk all for your beliefs? How do you fight an enemy in your midst?   We Go Where They Go recounts the thrilling story of a massive forgotten youth movement that set the stage for today’s anti-fascist organizing in Nort ... more

Lessons in Organising: What Trade Unionists Can Learn from the War on Teachers - by Gawain Little, Ellie Sharp, Howard Stevenson and David Wilson - £14.99
The heart of any trade union is its reps and activists organising in the workplace. After years of membership decline across sectors, a renewed recognition of this essential fact is behind the 'turn to organising' in the union movement today.  ... more

Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia - by George Makari - £11.99
An illuminating work revealing the long history of xenophobia—and what it means for today’s divided world.  Over the last few years, it has been impossible to ignore the steady resurgence of xenophobia. The European migrant crisis and im ... more

Set Fear on Fire: The Feminist Call That Set the Americas Ablaze - by LASTESIS - £8.99
After the feminist art collective LASTESIS created their performance "A Rapist in Your Path" in their native Chile, it went viral across the globe, becoming the anthem of the grassroots feminist movements in South America and around the world. &nbs ... more

The Fascist Groove Thing: A History of Thatcher's Britain in 21 Mixtapes - by Hugh Hodges - £21.99
This is the late 1970s and ’80s as explained through the urgent and still-relevant songs of the Clash, the Specials, the Au Pairs, the Style Council, the Pet Shop Boys, and nearly four hundred other bands and solo artists.  Each chapter presen ... more

In Search of the River Jordan: A Story of Palestine, Israel and the Struggle for Water - by James Fergusson - £18.99
A writer’s travels along the legendary yet contested Jordan River—exploring the long conflict over water supply.  Access to water has played a pivotal role in the Israel-Palestine dispute. Israel has diverted the River Jordan via pipes a ... more

Critical: Why the NHS is Being Betrayed and How We Can Fight For It - by Dr Julia Grace Patterson - £16.99
The true, eye-opening account of how the NHS has been failed and what we can do to save it.  ‘The NHS is an institution. But it’s also a political football, kicked back and forth between politicians for the past 75 years. It’s a burden to s ... more

Earth Spirit: Honoring the Wild: Reclaiming Witchcraft and Environmental Activism - by Irisanya Moon - £8.99
Deeply rooted in environmentalism and activism, Honoring the Wild answers crucially pertinent questions while driving at lasting change.   From political demonstrations to personal calls, Irisanya Moon offers a collection of stories and lesso ... more

Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul: How to Change the World in Quiet Ways - by Dorcas Cheng-Tozun - £17.99
Social justice work, we often assume, is raised voices and raised fists. It requires leading, advocating, fighting, and organizing wherever it takes place--in the streets, slums, villages, inner cities, halls of political power, and more. But what do ... more

The Great Post Office Scandal - by Nick Wallis - £13.99
The story of the fight to expose a multimillion IT disaster that put innocent people in jail.  The definitive account of what has been described as one of the UK's biggest ever miscarriages of justice. Written by award-winning broadcaster and jou ... more

Caste: The Lies That Divide Us - by Isabel Wilkerson - £12.99
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.  Linking A ... more

Sugar Rush: Science, Politics and the Demonisation of Fatness - by Karen Throsby - £19.99
In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the crusade against sugar rose to prominence as an urgent societal problem about which something needed to be done. Sugar was transformed into the common enemy in a revived 'war on obesity' levelled a ... more

The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist - by Marcus Rediker - £14.99
The Fearless Benjamin Lay chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular and astonishing man-a Quaker dwarf who became one of the first ever to demand the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world.  He pe ... more

What Is War For? - by Jack McDonald - £8.99
How does armed conflict shape global politics? And, critically, can it ever be regulated, a necessary first step to achieving a more peaceful world?   This book examines the factors that define and shape war in the contemporary world, and how ... more

Radical Chains: Why Class Matters - by Chris Nineham - £14.99
At a time of almost unimaginable inequality, the mainstream still tries to ignore class. Radical Chains: Why Class Matters argues that denial of class is no coincidence but in fact central to the system’s survival.   Exploring largely ignor ... more

How Did We Get into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature - by George Monbiot - £9.99
George Monbiot is one of the most vocal, and eloquent, critics of the current consensus. How Did We Get into this Mess?, based on his powerful journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, the crisis of inequalit ... more

Labour Revolt in Britain 1910-14 - by Ralph Darlington - £19.99
'Fascinating' - Raquel Varela, labour historian  The Labour Revolt that swept Britain in the early 20th century was one of the most sustained, dramatic and violent explosions of industrial militancy and social conflict the country has ever experi ... more

Who Cares: The Hidden Crisis of Caregiving, and How We Solve It - by Emily Kenway - £22.00
***Finalist for The Orwell Prize of Political Writing***   ‘A visceral, unsparing picture of our current situation... I can’t recommend it highly enough’ ROB DELANEY  ‘A radical vision for how we might do things better in future’ ... more

Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism, and Palestine - by Nada Elia - £14.99
An inspiring and intersectional re-imagining of the path to liberation in Palestine.   How is the struggle for Palestinian freedom bound up in other freedom struggles, and how are activists coming together globally to achieve justice and l ... more

Stopping Oil: Climate Justice and Hope - by Sophie Bond, Amanda Thomas and Gradon Diprose - £19.99
Stopping Oil dives into the story of how deep-sea oil exploration became politicised in Aotearoa New Zealand, how community groups mobilised against it and the backlash that followed. It is also a story of activists exercising an ethic of care and re ... more

A Nation of Shopkeepers: The Unstoppable Rise of the Petty Bourgeoisie - by Dan Evans - £12.99
The petty bourgeoisie — the insecure class between the working class and the bourgeoisie — is hugely significant within global politics. Yet it remains something of a mystery.  Initially identified as a powerful political force by theoris ... more

Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality - by Eyal Press - £10.99
A compelling investigation into the phenomenon of dirty work - labour that society considers essential, but morally compromised.   A New Statesman Book of the Year   'This book will prompt a public reckoning with inequality in work' ... more

When This Is Over: Reflections on an Unequal Pandemic - by Amy Cortvriend, Lucy Easthope, Jenny Edkins and Kandida Purnell (Editors) - £14.99
The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound and persistent impact – a tragic loss of life, changes to established patterns of life and social inequalities laid bare. It brought out the good in many and the worst in others, and raised questions around what ... more

The Social Distance Between Us: How Remote Politics Wrecked Britain - by Darren McGarvey - £10.99
*A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION* *LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE*  'An Orwell for today's poor' - The Times 'The standout, authentic voice of a generation' Herald 'McGarvey is ... more

The Loneliest Revolution: A Memoir of Solidarity and Struggle in Iran - by Ali Mirsepassi - £14.99
A memoir of life in Iran in the tumultuous years leading up to the 1979 revolution. "Offers an intimate window onto the Iranian revolution just when we need to be thinking about it the most"(Marjane Satrapi, writer and film director) * Recount ... more

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