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New Books - Politics & Activism

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Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire - by Danny Dorling and Sally Tomlinson - £9.99
When empires crumble, what happens to those left in the ruins?   In Rule Britannia, Danny Dorling and Sally Tomlinson argue that the vote to leave the EU was the last gasp of the old empire working its way out of the British psyche. Fuelled by a ... more

The Ungrateful Refugee - by Dina Nayeri - £10.99
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 to ... more

Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid During the Covid-19 Crisis - by Marina Sitrin and Colectiva Sembrar (Editors) - £14.99
In times of crisis, when institutions of power are laid bare, people turn to one another. Pandemic Solidarity collects firsthand experiences from around the world of people creating their own narratives of solidarity and mutual aid in the time of the ... more

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love - by Valarie Kaur - £14.99
Renowned activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer Valarie Kaur made headlines when her 'Breathe and Push' speech on how to survive in a time of rage went viral with 30 million views worldwide. In this inspiring and timely debut, she shows you how ... more

Strike! (50th Anniversary Edition) - by Jeremy Brecher - £23.99
Jeremy Brecher's Strike! narrates the dramatic story revolts by working class people in America. This hidden history is told from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers who lived it, encompassing the repeated repression of workers' rebellions ... more

Superior: The Return of Race Science - by Angela Saini - £9.99
Where did the idea of race come from, and what does it mean? In an age of identity politics, DNA ancestry testing and the rise of the far-right, a belief in biological differences between populations is experiencing a resurgence. The truth is: race i ... more

The Little Book of Politics - by Various authors - £8.99
Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought.   From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning ... more

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto - by Aaron Bastani - £9.99
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 employment, i ... more

Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China's Workers - by Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai - £14.99
Suicides, excessive overtime, hostility and violence on the factory floor in China. Drawing on vivid testimonies from rural migrant workers, student interns, managers and trade union staff, Dying for an iPhone is a devastating expose of two of the wo ... more

So You Want to Talk About Race - by Ijeoma Oluo - £8.99
In So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-ag ... more

Dare To Be Great: Unlock Your Power to Create a Better World - by Polly Higgins - £7.99
'I know it may not yet look like it, but we are sowing the seeds of greatness for countless generations to come. That is the Great Work of our times. Yours and mine.'  This is a book unlike any other.  It does not tell you what you mu ... more

Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism - by Wendy Liu - £10.99
Former insider turned critic Wendy Liu busts the myths of the tech industry, and offers a galvanising argument for why and how we must reclaim technology's potential for the public good.   Meritocracy. The possibility of overnight success. Wha ... more

Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change and Courage - by Tori Amos - £16.99
Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry’s most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in “Me and a Gun” to her post-9/11 ... more

A Left that Dares to Speak Its Name: 34 Untimely Interventions - by Slavoj Zizek - £14.99
With irrepressible humor, Slavoj Zizek dissects our current political and social climate, discussing everything from Jordan Peterson and sex “unicorns” to Greta Thunberg and Chairman Mao. Taking aim at his enemies on the Left, Right, and Center, ... more

Forced Out: A Detective's Story of Prejudice and Resilience - by Kevin Maxwell - £14.99
Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force – he had a long-held desire to serve his community, a strong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing. And, as a gay black man from a workin ... more

City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong - by Antony Dapiran - £9.99
A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the frontlines of Hong Kong’s revolution.  Through the long, hot summer of 2019, Hong Kong burned. Anti-government protests, sparked by a government proposal ... more

Poetry from the Future: Why a Global Liberation Movement Is Our Civilisation's Last Chance - by Srecko Horvat - £9.99
"A compelling vision, an urgent necessity, and not beyond reach"(Noam Chomsky) The past is forgotten, and the future is without hope. Dystopia has become a reality. This is the new normal in our apocalyptic politics - but if we accept it, our ... more

Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Fight to Stop the Poll Tax - by Simon Hannah - £16.99
Thirty years ago, a social movement helped bring down one of the most powerful British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century. For the 30th anniversary of the Poll Tax rebellion, Simon Hannah looks back on those tumultuous days of resistance, telling th ... more

XOXY: A Memoir - Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist - by Kimberly M Zieselman - £12.99
Meet Kimberly, a regular suburban housewife and mother, whose discovery later in life that she was born intersex fuelled her to become an international human rights defender and globally-recognised activist.   Charting her intersex discovery a ... more

How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality - by Adam Rutherford - £12.99
Race is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise – and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intellige ... more

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration - Why It's Good for the Planet, the Economy & Our Lives - by Danny Dorling - £18.99
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 ... more

Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival - by Cash Carraway - £9.99
“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

Imagine A Country: Ideas for a Better Future - by Val McDermid and Jo Sharp (editors) - £12.00
The first step on the road to change is to imagine possibility.  Imagine A Country offers visions of a new future from an astonishing array of Scottish voices, from comedians to economists, writers to musicians.  Edited, curated and introduc ... more

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power - by Deirdre Mask - £16.99
An exuberant work of popular history: why something as seemingly mundane as an address can save lives or serve the powerful.  Starting with a simple question, 'what do street addresses do?', Deirdre Mask travels the world and back in time to ... more

Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now - by Guy Standing - £12.99
Today in one the richest countries in the world, 60% of households in poverty have people in jobs, inequality is the highest it has been for 100 years, climate change threatens our extinction and automation means millions are forced into a life of pr ... more

Stories from a Migrant City: Living and Working Together in the Shadow of Brexit - by Ben Rogaly - £19.99
This book intervenes in the immigration debate, showing how moving away from a racialized local/migrant dichotomy can help to unite people on the basis of their common humanity.  Drawing on over one hundred stories and eight years of research in a p ... more

Radical Scotland: Uncovering Scotland - by Kenny MacAskill - £20.00
‘I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause – it shall ultimately prevail – it shall finally triumph.’ Thomas Muir   The Political Martyrs memorial in Edinburgh looms large on the city’s skyline but its his ... more

Capital and Ideology - by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer - £31.95
The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system.  Thomas Piketty’s bestselli ... more

We Need to Talk About Africa - by Tom Young - £10.99
If you boil a kettle twice today, you will have used five times more electricity than a person in Mali uses in a whole year. How can that be possible?   Decades after the colonial powers withdrew Africa is still struggling to catch up with the ... more

The Nanny State Made Me: A Story of Britain and How to Save It - by Stuart Maconie - £20.00
It was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced: it was the Welfare State, and it made you and I. But now it's under threat, and ... more

Why You Should Be a Trade Unionist - by Len McCluskey - £7.99
Why every worker should join a trade union.  In this short and accessible book, Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, presents the case for joining a trade union. Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in unions, he ... more

Just Mercy - by Bryan Stevenson - £9.99
"From the frontlines of social justice comes one of the most urgent voices of our era. Bryan Stevenson is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch who, through his work in redeeming innocent people condemned to death, has sought to redeem the country it ... more

Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism - by Nadya Tolokonnikova - £9.99
"as indispensable to confronting, say, your domineering mother-in-law or your local city council as it is to helping foment an ongoing and ever-escalating insurrection against, say, a sexist, racist, nepotistic power-mad oligarchy threatening to dest ... more

Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World - by Layla Saad - £14.99
Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of colour, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.   When Layla Saad began ... more

All Together Now? One Man's Walk in Search of a Lost England - by Mike Carter - £10.99
When Mike Carter's father died, he decided to follow the route of a march against unemployment his dad had organised 35 years before. Mike had a troubled relationship with his dad, and hoped the walk, undertaken a month before the Brexit vote, would ... more

Beyond The Periphery Of The Skin - by Silvia Frederici - £13.99
More than ever, “the body” is today at the center of radical and institutional politics. Feminist, antiracist, trans, ecological movements — all look at the body in its manifold manifestations as a ground of confrontation with the state and a v ... more

Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being - by Paul Mason - £9.99
A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism.  How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A se ... more

The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling out Racist Stereotypes - by Elijah Lawal - £9.99
Clapback: [Noun / Verb] Responding to a (often ignorant) notion with a withering comeback; with the aim of shutting. it. down.   In order to have an honest and open conversation about race, we need to identify areas where things are not righ ... more

The Trouble With National Action - by Mark Hayes - £5.00
Mark Hayes examines the emergence of neo-nazi group National Action in Britain in 2013 and its evolution prior to its proscription by the government in 2016. He goes on to consider the impact such reliance on State mechanisms is having on both far-ri ... more

Politics and Literature - by Jean-Paul Sartre - £8.99
First published in French magazines in the 1960s, the essays and interviews collected in this volume tackle two of Sartre's most enduring concerns as a philosopher: politics and literature.  With regard to the former, they develop the notion of ... more

Creeping Fascism: What It Is & How to Fight It - by Neil Faulkner with Samir Dathi, Phil Hearse and Seema Syeda - £15.00
This book is about one simple idea: that the wave of racism and reaction sweeping the world is the modern form of fascism.  The ‘Brexit’ referendum in 2016, when just over half the British electorate voted to leave the European Union, was ... more

She Speaks: The Power of Women's Voices - by Yvette Cooper - £10.00
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

Making Spaces Safer: A Guide to Giving Harassment the Boot Wherever You Work, Play, and Gather - by Shawna Potter - £8.95
Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to music venues themselves, she has trained night clubs and community spaces in how to create safer environments fo ... more

Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump - by Neal Katyal, with Sam Koppelman - £9.99
President Trump has left the US people with no choice but to remove him from office: so explains celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal; now a New York Times bestseller.  What is impeachment? How does ... more

Laundromat: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite - by Jake Bernstein - £9.99
Now a Major Motion Picture - The Laundromat - from Director Steven Soderbergh, starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas.   The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein takes us inside the world revealed by the ... more

Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre - by Jeff Sparrow - £9.99
The first book to unearth the Christchurch massacre’s fascist roots and examine what it represents and threatens.  The massacre of more than fifty worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shocked the world. The murders were not ... more

No Problem Here: Racism in Scotland - by Neil Davidson, Minna Liinpaa, Maureen McBride and Satnam Virdee (Editors) - £12.99
Does Scotland have a problem with racism?  With its 'civic nationalism' and 'welcoming' attitude towards migrants and refugees, Scotland is understood to be relatively free of structural and institutional racism. As the contributors to this b ... more

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement - by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - £20.00
On 5 October 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that helped change the world.  Hollywood was talking as never before. Kantor and Twohey outmanoeuvred Harvey Weinstein, his team of defenders and priva ... more

Protest! A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics - by Liz McQuiston - £30.00
Social discontent and political protest have been expressed visually as well as verbally throughout the ages. Graffiti scribbles on a wall, pictures scattered in the street during marches, posters spread through the environment: all have played their ... more

How to be a Fascist: A Manual - by Michela Murgia - £7.99
Democracy is difficult, flawed and unstable. It involves barely distinguishable political parties taking part in lengthy, overcomplicated and expensive decision-making processes. Trying to engage so many people with political issues seems to lead onl ... more

From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want - by Rob Hopkins - £19.99
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 ... more

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