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Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World by Jamie Bartlett - £9.99
In the last few years the world has changed in unexpected ways. The power of radical ideas and groups is growing. What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the political fringes? What is the real power of radica ... more
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Trade Union Education: Transforming the World by Mike Seal - £9.99
Trade union education is in the doldrums. It generally lacks modern ways of teaching and is full of outdated content and avoids history, economics and politics.   This book demonstrates clearly that what is delivered in trade union education, ... more
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Workers Play Time: A Collection of Plays Born from the Great Struggles of the Trade Union Movement by Various authors - £9.99
A collection of plays born from the great struggles of the Trade Union movement.   Characters from Tolpuddle to Trico, from the early struggles for organisation to the recent struggles to save the youth service, speak out in the dozen plays co ... more
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Rupturing The Dialectic: The Struggle Against Work, Money, and Financialization by Harry Cleaver - £16.50
Rupturing the Dialectic interprets capitalism's most recent crises and demonstrates how ordinary men and women can, and do, rupture the smooth functioning of the system that exploits them.  While Cleaver's work has been central to autonomist Mar ... more
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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Woolff - £20.00
With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.   The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, th ... more
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Crafting the Resistance: 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist by Lara Neel and Heather Marano - £12.99
Knit, sew, and craft your way to self-empowerment.  Are you a Nasty Woman ready to smash the patriarchy with a needle and thread? Proudly proclaim your feminism with your very own DIY Bleeding Heart T-shirt? Or stage a protest with the rest of th ... more
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Guerillas Of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible by Kevin Van Meter - £16.50
Behind the smiling faces of cashiers, wait staff, and workers of all sorts, a war is going on, usually without the knowledge of official political and labor organizations.   Guerrillas of Desire begins with a provocation: The Left is wrong. I ... more
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Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response by Tony Connelly - £14.99
Brexit represents the single greatest economic and foreign-policy challenge to the Irish state since the Second World War. There is hardly any area of Irish life that won't be affected.   More than any other journalist, RTE's long-time Brussel ... more
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Why Don't The Poor Rise Up? Organizing the Twenty-First Century Resistance by Michael Truscello and Ajamu Nangwaya (Editors) - £16.50
Poverty is on the rise, especially since the 2008 economic meltdown. Riots and urban insurrections are also on the rise, and are becoming increasingly confrontational and intense.  Why Don't the Poor Rise Up? asks why the former hasn't led to mo ... more
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Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones - £9.99
A major new exploration of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are formed and policed Forty thousand people have died trying to cross between countries in the past decade, and yet international borders only continue to harden. The United K ... more
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Che: A Graphic Biography by Spain Rodriguez - £9.99
The classic graphic biography of Che Guevara—the most iconic revolutionary of the twentieth century.  This dramatic and extensively researched book breathes new life into the story of Ernesto “Che” Guevara. It portrays his revolutionary str ... more
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Crisis in Greece by Peter Siani-Davies - £16.99
Few countries experienced the period of turbulence surrounding the global financial crisis as intensely as Greece. The country topped the global news agenda as images of mass protests in Athens jostled for space with reports of torturous negotiations ... more
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The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims by Nathan Lean - £14.99
This is a disturbing account of the campaign to promote fear and hatred of Muslims in the United States and Europe, from the 'War on Terror' to Trump's travel ban.   Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative bloggers, right-wing tal ... more
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Abortion Wars: The fight for Reproductive Rights by Judith Orr - £12.99
Britain's 1967 Abortion Act is 50 years old. It brought about profound social change, but the struggle for abortion rights is far from over. In this hard-hitting timely new book Judith Orr, leading pro-choice campaigner, argues that it’s time women ... more
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How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS by David France - £12.99
Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction   Winner of The Green Carnation Prize for LGBTQ literature   Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT non-fiction   Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2017   'Th ... more
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Practical Utopia Strategies for a Desirable Society by Michael Albert - £17.99
Michael Albert’s latest work, Practical Utopia is a succinct and thoughtful discussion of ambitious goals and practical principles for creating a desirable society. It presents concepts and their connections to current society; visions of what can ... more
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Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray - £12.99
In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, and Donald Trump’s initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the “antifa” opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where di ... more
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Voices for Peace: War, Resistance and America's Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance by T. J. Coles (Editor) - £10.99
The United States’ military doctrine, as proclaimed by its Department of Defense, is to attain ‘full-spectrum dominance… in the air, land, maritime and space domains and information environment... without effective opposition or prohibitive int ... more
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Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia by Peter Pomerantsev - £8.99
A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sect ... more
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Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg - £9.99
Recovering the history of the revolutionary Jewish tradition.  Jewish radicals manned the barricades on the avenues of Petrograd and the alleys of the Warsaw ghetto; they were in the vanguard of those resisting Franco and the Nazis. They originated ... more
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How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System by Wolfgang Streeck - £10.99
The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper.  After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in ... more
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Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace by Bana Alabed - £10.99
When eight-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children.   Bana’s happy chi ... more
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The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism by Julia Ebner - £11.99
The early twenty-first century has been defined by a rise in Islamist radicalisation and a concurrent rise in far right extremism. This book explores the interaction between the 'new' far right and Islamist extremists and considers the consequences f ... more
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Protest Knits: Got Needles? Get Knitting! by Geraldine Warner - £9.99
Protest Knits is the book for you. From pussy hats to protest scarfs and political pin cushions to shy anarchist socks. Make your point with a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles. From the easy peasy to the more complex, here are more than 15 pr ... more
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Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House by Luke Harding - £14.99
MOSCOW, July 1987. Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump visits Soviet Russia for the first time at the invitation of the government.  LONDON, December 2016. Luke Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elect’ ... more
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Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy by Noam Chomsky, with David Barsamian - £12.99
Global Discontents is an essential guide to geopolitics and how to fight back, from the world's leading public intellectual   What kind of world are we leaving to our grandchildren? How are the discontents kindled today likely to blaze and exp ... more
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Things Can Only Get Worse? Twenty Confusing Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter by John O'Farrell - £16.99
"Hilarious, insightful and has that rare quality of making politics fun. A brilliant book everyone should read, whoever you vote for."(Owen Jones, author of The Establishment) From the giddy heights of New Labour's landslide victory in 1997 to the ... more
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The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650 by John Rees - £11.99
The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution.  The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the 1640s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of dem ... more
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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis - £14.99
Yanis Varoufakis, the bestselling author of Adults in the Room, uses personal stories and famous myths to explain what economics is and why it has the power to change our world.  Why is there so much inequality? In this intimate and accessible bo ... more
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Orwell on Truth by George Orwell - £9.99
'Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.'   This selection of George Orwell’s writing, from both his novels and non-fiction, gathers together his thoughts on the subject of truth. It ... more
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The Bedside Guardian 2017 by Guardian Books - £14.99
The Bedside Guardian rounds up the best journalism of 2017, showcasing the intelligent wit and thought-provoking opinions for which the paper is famous.  Essential reading for those of us attempting to make sense of a fast-changing world, in a y ... more
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I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall by John Crace - £9.99
Throughout 2017 John Crace, the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer, has watched Theresa May’s efforts to remain strong and stable - and, indeed, Prime Minister. He coined the term 'Maybot' for her malfunctioning public appearances. And now, i ... more
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Zombie University by Sinead Murphy - £8.99
What if we have lost the ability to think straight? And what if this is why the shocking injustices of contemporary life go unchallenged in spite of being widely acknowledged? And what if the university, the institution that is supposed to help u ... more
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Revolution! Sayings of Vladimir Lenin by Vladimir Lenin - £9.99
“Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.” So wrote Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and founder of the USSR. Lenin was profoundly aware of the power of words. As a prolific writer and orator ... more
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Change: Organising Tomorrow, Today by Jay Naidoo - £9.99
Unless there is significant change, the world is heading for an explosion. The growing gap between rich and poor is dangerous and unsustainable. The plundering of resources is damaging our planet. Something has to be done.   In this book, Jay ... more
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Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now by Amit Majmudar (Editor) - £11.50
Poets on the march: 50 crucial poems written in response to the current political climate, selected and introduced by the Ohio Poet Laureate—and son of immigrants — Amit Majmudar.   In a political atmosphere where language and even meani ... more
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English Uprising: Brexit and the Mainstreaming of the Far-Right by Paul Stocker - £14.99
A timely and important examination of how and why Brexit, Trump, and the rise of the far right have happened, and the consequences for us all.   Brexit reflected perhaps the biggest vote of no confidence in the political establishment in moder ... more
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Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina - £16.99
From activist, Pussy Riot member and freedom fighter Maria Alyokhina, a raw, hallucinatory, passionate account of her arrest, trial and imprisonment in a penal colony in the Urals for standing up for what she believed in.  People who believe ... more
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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie - £17.99
A timely examination of the ways Black women, Indigenous women, and other women of color are uniquely affected by racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement.   Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, ... more
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge - £16.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD   What does it mean to be a person of colour in a world dominated by white privilege? Exploring everything from eradicated black history ... more
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The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches by Brian MacArthur (Editor) - £14.99
*FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED*   Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to take up arms or the dream of Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Barack Obama on Selma and the meaning of America, speeches have profo ... more
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The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison - £18.95
America’s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What ... more
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Literature of Revolution: Essays on Marxism by Norman Geras - £14.99
Essential essays on key Marxist writers from a leading political thinker.   Literature of Revolution explores the pivotal texts and topics in the Marxist tradition, drawing on the works of Marx, Trotsky, Luxemburg, Lenin, and Althusser. In clo ... more
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Lenin 2017 by V. I. Lenin and Slavoj Žižek - £12.99
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Žižek shows why Lenin’s thought is still important today.   V. I. Lenin’s originality and importance as a revolutionary leader is most often associated with the seizure of power in 1917. Bu ... more
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The Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis by George Monbiot - £14.99
A thrilling new route to a better society.   A toxic ideology of extreme competition and individualism has come to dominate our world. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new ... more
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Advertising: What Everyone Needs to Know® by Mara Einstein - £10.99
3000. That's the number of marketing messages the average American confronts on a daily basis from TV commercials, magazine and newspaper print ads, radio commercials, pop-up ads on gaming apps, to pre-roll on YouTube videos and native advertising on ... more
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Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics by Richard Seymour - £9.99
Demolishing the Blairite opposition in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn saw off an attempted coup against his leadership under the banner of the "soft left" one year on. This unassuming antiwar socialist now leads Labour with a huge mandate. For the first time in ... more
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Citizen Clem by John Bew - £12.99
The Orwell Prize-winning biography of Clement Attlee, a landmark contribution to the political dialogue by the 'outstanding historian of his generation'  **WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING** **WINNER OF THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD ... more
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Theatre & Protest by Lara Shalson - £6.99
How does protest engage with theatre? What does theatre have to gain from protest?  Theatre and protest are often closely interlinked in the contemporary cultural and political landscape, and the line between protest and performance can be diffi ... more
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The Trump Phenomenon: How the Politics of Populism Won in 2016 by Peter Kivisto - £14.99
On November 8, 2016, American voters surprised the world by electing a rank outsider with no previous political experience, businessman and celebrity Donald J. Trump, to become the 45th President of the United States after one of the most divisive an ... more
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So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir by Michael Rosen - £16.99
The brilliant family memoir of the much-beloved poet and political campaigner.  In this hilarious, moving memoir, much-loved children’s poet and political campaigner Michael Rosen recalls the first twenty-three years of his life. He was bor ... more
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