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New Books - Politics & Activism

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Hope is a Verb: Six Steps to Radical Optimism When the World Seems Broken - by Emily Ehlers - £12.99
For readers of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, a gift book for an era of global anxiety.  When the world feels uncertain, we need hope, humour and meaningful action. Hope Is a Verb is the ideal handbook for anyone freaked out about th ... more

Everyone Versus Racism: A Letter to My Children - by Patrick Hutchinson - £7.99
'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, was ph ... more

Paint Your Town Red: How Preston Took Back Control and Your Town Can Too - by Matthew Brown and Rhian E Jones - £10.99
Across the world, there is a growing recognition that a new kind of economy is needed: more democratic, less exploitative, less destructive of society and the planet.  Paint Your Town Red looks at how wealth can be generated and shared at a l ... more

Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement - by Matthew Todd - £20.00
In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn. Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organization of local members of the community - and the 50 years since in which activist ... more

The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World - by Kehinde Andrews - £20.00
The New Age of Empire takes us back to the beginning of the European Empires, outlining the deliberate terror and suffering wrought during every stage of the expansion, and destroys the self-congratulatory myth that the West was founded on the three ... more

The Radical Bookstore: Counterspace for Social Movements - by Kimberley Kinder - £20.99
How does social change happen? It requires an identified problem, an impassioned and committed group, a catalyst, and a plan.  In this deeply researched consideration of seventy-seven stores and establishments, Kimberley Kinder argues that activ ... more

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveals the Future of Our World - by Tim Marshall - £16.99
Tim Marshall's global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation's choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn't changed. But the world has.  In this revelatory new book, Marshall ... more

The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How To Decolonize the Creative Classroom - by Felicia Rose Chavez - £11.99
This easy-to-use guide explains how to recruit, nourish, and fortify writers of color through innovative reading, writing, workshop, critique, and assessment strategies.   A captivating mix of memoir and progressive teaching strategies, The A ... more

How To Resist Amazon And Why - by Danny Caine - £10.99
Join the fight for economic justice.  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 the richest person in the world while ... more

Failures of State: The Inside Story of Britain's Battle with Coronavirus - by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott - £20.00
The inside story of the UK's response to the pandemic from the Insight investigations unit at The Sunday Times.  Failures of State: The Inside Story of Britain's Battle with Coronavirus recounts the extraordinary political decisions taken at the ... more

How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) - by Tom Chivers and David Chivers - £12.99
'Even one glass of wine a day raises the risk of cancer' 'Hate crimes have doubled in five years''Fizzy drinks make teenagers violent'  Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Someti ... more

Why Rebel - by Jay Griffiths - £7.99
"If bravery itself could write, it would write like she does"(John Berger) Why rebel?  Because our footprint on the Earth has never mattered more than now. How we treat it, in the spirit of gift or of theft, has never been more impor ... more

The Whole Picture: The Colonial Story of the Art in Our Museums & Why We Need to Talk About It - by Alice Procter - £9.99
Should museums be made to give back their marbles? Is it even possible to 'decolonize' our galleries? Must Rhodes fall?  How to deal with the colonial history of art in museums and monuments in the public realm is a thorny issue that we are only ... more

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition - by Emma Dabiri - £7.99
An incisive - and deeply practical - essay from the acclaimed author of Don't Touch My Hair.  Stop the denial Abandon guilt Interrogate capitalism  When it comes to racial justice, how do we transform demonstrations of support into ... more

The Nanny State Made Me: A Story of Britain and How to Save It - by Stuart Maconie - £9.99
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

Pregnant Then Screwed: The Truth About the Motherhood Penalty and How to Fix It - by Joeli Brearley - £14.99
An eye-opening exploration of modern motherhood packed with practical advice on navigating discrimination in the workplace.   Imagine suddenly being sacked from your job. After spending years building your career, it's all taken away in ... more

Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS - by Michael Rosen, illustrated by by Chris Riddell - £14.99
A national treasure's journey to the brink and back.   'Will I wake up?' 'There's a 50:50 chance.'  Michael Rosen wasn't feeling well. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and then he was admitted to hospital, suffering from coronavirus as th ... more

The Muslim Problem: Why We're Wrong About Islam and Why It Matters - by Tawseef Khan - £14.99
Why are Muslim men portrayed as inherently violent? Does the veil violate women's rights? Is Islam stopping Muslims from integrating?   Across western societies, Muslims are more misunderstood than any other minority. But what does it mean to ... more

How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism - by Cory Doctorow - £9.99
How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism was first published online in August, where it was an instant hit with readers, scholars, and critics alike.   For years now, we've been hearing about the ills of surveillance capitalism - the business o ... more

Amakomiti: Grassroots Democracy in South African Shack Settlements - by Trevor Ngwane - £19.99
Can people who live in shantytowns, shacks and favelas teach us anything about democracy? About how to govern society in a way that is inclusive, participatory and addresses popular needs?  This book argues that they can. In a study conducte ... more

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World - by Jason Hickel - £9.99
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

Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain - by Sathnam Sanghera - £18.99
In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past.   In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera sh ... more

Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone - by Sarah Jaffe - £20.00
Whether it's working for free in exchange for 'experience', enduring poor treatment in the name of being 'part of the family', or clocking serious overtime for a good cause, more and more of us are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being ... more

Where Grieving Begins: Building Bridges After the Brighton Bomb: A Memoir - by Patrick Magee - £16.99
An enduring peace is only possible through a genuine understanding of the past. To understand the Troubles is to set them in the context of the historical root causes of the conflict, in order to grapple with its pain and its horrors; to grieve and t ... more

Statesmanship: The Best of the New Statesman, 1913-2019 - by Jason Cowley (Editor) - £10.99
No British periodical or weekly magazine has a richer and more distinguished archive than the New Statesman, which has long been at the centre of British political and cultural life. If not quite at the centre, then at the most energetic, subversive ... more

Five Rules for Rebellion: Let's Change the World Ourselves - by Sophie Walker - £7.99
Had enough? Feeling hopeless? Don't give up - join the rebellion.   Activist, journalist, founding leader of the Women's Equality Party and 'modern-day suffragette' (Evening Standard) Sophie Walker presents an inspiring, five-step journey to inco ... more

Jews Don't Count - by David Baddiel - £9.99
How identity politics failed one particular identity.   Jews Don't Count is a book for people who consider themselves on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, r ... more

Snakes and Ladders: The Great British Social Mobility Myth - by Professor Selina Todd - £25.00
Politicians claim social mobility is real - a just reward for ambition and hard work. This book proves otherwise.   From servants' children who became clerks in Victorian Britain, to managers made redundant by the 2008 financial crash, travel ... more

Green Unpleasant Land: Creative Responses to Rural England - by Corinne Fowler - £19.99
Green Unpleasant Land explores the countryside’s repressed colonial past and demonstrates its importance as a source of ideas about Englishness.  The book presents historical evidence to show that rural England was a place of conflict and globa ... 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

Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children About Race - by Dr Pragya Agarwal - £9.99
We want our children to thrive and flourish in a diverse, multi-cultural world and we owe it to them to help them make sense of the confusing and emotionally charged messages they receive about themselves and others. These early years are the most cr ... more

Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine - by Jeff Halper - £14.99
For decades we have spoken of the 'Israel-Palestine conflict', but what if our understanding of the issue has been wrong all along?  This book explores how the concept of settler colonialism provides a clearer understanding of the Zionist mo ... more

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

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition - by Cedric J. Robinson - £12.99
Any struggle must be fought on a people's own terms, argues Cedric Robinson's landmark account of Black radicalism. Marxism is a western construction, and therefore inadequate to describe the significance of Black communities as agents of change agai ... 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

How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality - by Adam Rutherford - £8.99
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

Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly - by Peter Cole - £16.99
In the early twentieth century, when many US unions disgracefully excluded black and Asian workers, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) warmly welcomed people of color, in keeping with their emphasis on class solidarity and their bold motto: ... more

Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the next) - by Dean Spade - £8.99
Around the world, people are faced with crisis after crisis, from the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change-induced fires, floods, and storms to the ongoing horrors of mass incarceration, brutal immigration enforcement, endemic gender violence, and se ... more

We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility - by Marc Lamont Hill - £9.99
In the midst of loss and death and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means - and how we take steps to get there.   "In the United States, being poor and Black makes you more likely to get sick. Being poor, Black, and ... more

Feeding Britain: Our Food Problems and How to Fix Them - by Tim Lang - £12.99
How does Britain get its food? Why is our current system at breaking point? How can we fix it before it is too late?  British food has changed remarkably in the last half century. As we have become wealthier and more discerning, our food h ... more

Communities of Resistance: Conscience and Dissent in Britain during the First World War - by Cyril Pearce - £30.00
Guided by the data in the pioneering Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors, Communities of Resistance is an exploration of the histories of more than forty war resister communities across Britain from rural villages and industrial towns ... 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

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

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