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New Books - Politics & Activism

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Safety Through Solidarity: A Radical Guide to Fighting Antisemitism - by Shane Burley and Ben Lorber - £17.99
Two activist journalists present a progressive, intersectional approach to the vital question: What can we do about antisemitism?   Antisemitism is on the rise today. From synagogue shootings by white nationalists, to right-wing politicians an ... more

The Craftivist Collective Handbook - by Sarah P Corbett - £22.00
If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, can we make our activism more beautiful, kind and fair?   ‘Gentle Protest’ is a unique methodology of strategic, compassionate and visually intriguing activism using handicrafts as a t ... more

How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn - by Ian Dunt - £10.99
THE NO.2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Why do some prime ministers manage to get things done, while others miserably fail? What is a ‘special adviser’ and how did they take over British political life? And why is the House of Lords more functi ... more

Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World - by Naomi Klein - £10.99
*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

Head North: A Rallying Cry for a More Equal Britain - by Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram - £22.00
Gordon Brown: ‘A path-breaking book by two dynamic leaders working to transform the North of England, and whose ideas on the future deserve all our attention.’  The Observer: ‘Not since Tony Blair 30 years ago have politicians advocated ... more

Rich World, Poor World: The Struggle to Escape Poverty - by Ali A. Allawi - £25.00
A landmark history of the world economic order, exploring how developing countries have fought to escape impoverishment.  Over the past two decades, experiments in neoliberal economics have opened up a chasm of inequality between the Global ... more

Broken Archangel: The Tempestuous Lives of Roger Casement - by Roland Philipps - £25.00
Pioneering human rights campaigner, patriot, romantic, traitor, LGBTQ+ martyr: this is the story of Roger Casement, one of the 20th century’s most complex and compelling figures.  'A book of met­iculous sensitivity and research' TELEGRAPH& ... more

Roots and Rebellion: Personal Stories of Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Identity - by Various Authors - £12.99
Despite the UK's long history of racial injustice, people from minoritised groups have fought back, engaging in advocacy, activism, and every-day acts of resistance to create positive change.  This anthology is a prize-winning collection of these s ... more

Mick Lynch: The Making of a Working-Class Hero - by Gregor Gall - £20.00
In the summer of 2022, the little-known leader of a small union became a 'working-class hero'. Facing down media pundits who thought they could walk all over him, he offered a robust critique of the government and provided workers with an authentic v ... more

Invasion: Russia’s Bloody War and Ukraine’s Fight for Survival - by Luke Harding - £10.99
A FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING   The first book of reportage from the front line of the Ukraine war. This is a powerful, moving first draft of history written by the award-winning Guardian journalist and #1 New York Time ... more

The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation - by Cory Doctorow - £14.99
A detailed disassembly manual for people who want to dismantle Big Tech.   When the tech platforms promised a future of "connection," they were lying. They said their "walled gardens" would keep us safe, but those were prison walls.  T ... more

African Activists of the Twentieth Century: Hani, Maathai, Mpama/Palmer, Saro-Wiwa - by Hugh Macmillan, Tabitha Kanogo, Robert R. Edgar, Roy Doron and Toyin Falola - £32.00
An omnibus collection of concise and up-to-date biographies of four influential figures from modern African history.  Chris Hani, by Hugh Macmillan Chris Hani was one of the most highly respected leaders of the African National Congress, the S ... more

Shattered Nation: Inequality and the Geography of A Failing State - by Danny Dorling - £14.99
Britain is broken, but how did it become so divided?  Britain was once the leading economy in Europe; it is now the most unequal. In Shattered Nation, leading geographer and author of Inequality and the 1% shows that we are growing further an ... more

How to Stand Up to a Dictator - by Maria Ressa - £10.99
Radio 4 Book of the Week  WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2021  What will you sacrifice for the truth?  Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power. But her work tracking disinformation networks seeded by her own gov ... more

Israel's War on Gaza - by Gilbert Achcar - £6.00
Israel has seized the opportunity of Hamas’s operation on 7 October 2023 to devastate Gaza, reducing it to rubble, massacring a huge number of its inhabitants and forcing the rest to flee. Another Nakba is underway, 75 years after the creation of I ... more

Can't Pay, Won't Pay: A Short History of the Anti-Poll Tax Struggle 1987-1993 - by Chris Robinson - £10.00
“Drop a pebble in a pool and the waves spread. We can be that pebble” – Gladys Shaw  The 30th ANNIVERSARY of the demise of the POLL TAX makes you think about a lot of things.  Justice. Fairness. Civility. How elites often carve ... more

Beauty is in the Street: Protest and Counterculture in Post-War Europe - by Joachim C. Haberlen - £35.00
'A rich and readable account of left-wing activism in the West and opposition to Soviet-style communism in the East' Katja Hoyer, The Spectator  'A dream, perhaps, but one that still sounds worth fighting for, even beautiful' Stuart Jeffries, ... more

What We Owe The Future - by William MacAskill - £10.99
The challenges we face are enormous. But we can still secure a positive future for our planet, and for everyone on it.  In What We Owe The Future, philosopher William MacAskill persuasively argues for longtermism, the idea that positively inf ... more

Transclasses: A Theory of Social Non-Reproduction - by Chantal Jaquet, translated by Gregory Elliott - £18.99
How people become "class traitors".  One is not born a worker or a boss, one becomes one from father to son... or almost. Social reproduction is not an iron law; it admits of exceptions that must be accounted for in order to measure its scope ... more

The Cry Of Mother Earth: Plan of Action of the Ecosocialist International - by Ecosocialist Horizons - £14.99
The Cry of Mother Earth: Plan of Action of the Ecosocialist International recognizes and records the history and the future of the world’s first Ecosocialist International—a chorus of grief and praise for Mother Earth and a planetary program of r ... more

Politics, But Better: An A - Z Guide to Creating a More Hopeful Future - by Tatton Spiller - £14.99
From the founder of Simple Politics comes a guide to rediscovering the heart of our democracy, reshaping our political system and making the UK a better place for all.  Strikes across the country. A prime minister resigning after just forty-f ... more

The Old Oak - by Paul Laverty, Ken Loach and Rebecca O’Brien - £12.99
The official book of the major motion picture, The Old Oak, the third in a trilogy of films set in the northeast of England that includes the Palme d’Or winning I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You.   The Old Oak is a special place. Not o ... more

A People's History of Football - by Mickael Correia - £16.99
A unique people's history of football, providing a global and diverse perspective from its origins to the present day.  'A fascinating journey through the game's history [as] a vehicle of change' Shaka Hislop  'Correia takes us around ... more

Red Africa: Reclaiming Revolutionary Black Politics - by Kevin Ochieng Okoth - £8.99
Excavating the history of Marxism and Black revolutionary politics.   Red Africa makes the case for a revolutionary Black politics inspired by Marxist anticolonial struggles in Africa. Contemporary debates on Black radicalism and decolonisatio ... more

Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes - by Tariq Ali - £12.99
A coruscating portrait of Britain’s greatest imperialist.   The modern Churchill cult is out of control, closing down debate and encouraging support for twenty-first-century wars. The wartime leader has become a household god for many, preservin ... more

Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter - by Gary Younge - £14.99
BY THE WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM 2023  A powerful collection of journalism on race, racism and Black life and death from one of the nation’s leading political voices.  ‘An outstanding journalist and chronicler.’ ... more

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

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

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

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