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New Books - Politics & Activism

Radical reads! (browse related categories Politics & Philosophy Changing the World Peace & Human Rights Anti-Capitalism & Global Inequality )

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 would take
Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias - by Dr Pragya Agarwal - £10.99
For the first time, behavioural and data scientist, activist and writer Dr Pragya Agarwal unravels the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, how they affect our decision-making, and how they ... more

Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism - by Amelia Horgan - £9.99
'Work hard, get paid.'   It's simple. Self-evident. But it's also a lie-at least for most of us.   For people today, the old assumptions are crumbling; hard work in school no longer guarantees a secure, well-paying job in the future. Far from ... more

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia - by Joshua Yaffa - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING  In this penetrating exploration of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa meets a variety of Russians - from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians - who have built their car ... more

The System: Who Owns the Internet, and How It Owns Us - by James Ball - £9.99
The internet is a network of physical cables and connections, a web of wires enmeshing the world, linking huge data centres to one another and eventually to us. All are owned by someone, financed by someone, regulated by someone. We refer to the inte ... more

Drums In The Distance: Journeys Into the Global Far Right - by Joe Mulhall - £14.99
Joe Mulhall knows what it's like to stare fascism in the face.  For a decade, often undercover at significant personal risk, he has investigated hate groups. He infiltrated a US white supremacist militia, set up a fake Ku Klux Klan branch, ha ... more

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution: An Oral History - by Liam Warfield, Walter Crasshole and Yony Leyser (Editors) - £15.99
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution: An Oral History is the very first comprehensive overview of a movement that defied both the music underground and the LGBT mainstream community.  Through exclusive interviews with protagonists like Bruce L ... more

A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy - by Jane McAlevey - £12.99
From longtime labor organizer Jane McAlevey, a vital call-to-arms in favor of unions, a key force capable of defending our democracy.   For decades, racism, corporate greed, and a skewed political system have been eating away at the social and ... more

The Way We Survive: Notes on Rape Culture - by Catriona Morton - £12.99
'This book will often hurt. It will make you angry, it will make you feel. My hope is that this hurt, this anger and these feelings will move you to change the way we talk about surviving sexual violence.'   Sexual violence is an epidemic h ... more

The Road to Kill the Bill: Standing Up for Our Rights to Protest - by Joseph Boyd - £9.99
This landmark book tells the story of Joe Boyd, a working-class, recovering addict from Liverpool who joins the frontlines of environmental anti-fracking protests across Northern England.  With suspicions rising about police infiltration in t ... more

Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack - by Richard Ovenden - £10.99
An unforgettable 3,000-year-old journey - from Mesopotamian clay tablets trying to predict the future, to Tudor book-hunters and Nazi bonfires, and on into the dangers of our increasingly digital existence, Burning the Books shows how the preservatio ... more

Assembling Cultures: Workplace Activism, Labour Militancy & Cultural Change in Britain's Car Factori - by Jack Saunders - £20.00
In British political discourse the idea that in the 1970s trade unions 'ran the country' has become a truism, a folk mythology invoked against the twin perils of socialism and strikes. But who exactly wielded power in Britain's workplaces and on what ... more

Unsilencing Gaza: Reflections on Resistance - by Sara Roy - £19.99
Gaza, the centre of Palestinian nationalism and resistance to the occupation, is the linchpin of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the key to its resolution. Since 2005, Israel has deepened the isolation of the territory, severing it almost comple ... more

Renegade: Darcus Howe and the Fight for Civil Rights - by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - £12.99
Renegade examines the struggle for racial justice in the UK, through the lens of one of Britain's most influential, and controversial, journalists and campaigners.  Born in Trinidad during the dying days of colonialism, Howe became an uncompromis ... more

Pilgrimage for Peace: The Long Walk from India to Washington - by Satish Kumar - £9.99
Satish Kumar and his friend E.P. Menon embarked on an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage from India to Washington, from the grave of Mahatma Gandhi to the grave of John F Kennedy. Walking at the height of the cold war, taking no money with them and declinin ... more

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

We Can Do Better Than This: 35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights - by Amelia Abraham (Editor) - £14.99
How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? 35 extraordinary voices share their stories and visions for the future.   We talk about achieving 'LGBTQ+ equality', but around the world, LGBTQ+ people are still suffering discrimination and ex ... more

The Lockerbie Bombing: A Father's Search for Justice - by Jim Swire and Peter Biddulph - £14.99
The destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 was the largest attack on Britain since World War Two. 259 passengers and 11 townsfolk of Lockerbie were murdered. Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of ... more

In Black and White: A Young Barrister's Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System - by Alexandra Wilson - £8.99
Alexandra Wilson was a teenager when her dear family friend Ayo was stabbed on his way home from football. Ayo's death changed Alexandra. She felt compelled to enter the legal profession in search of answers.  As a junior criminal and family ... more

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race - by Beverly Daniel Tatum - £10.99
The international bestseller that changed how we talk about racism.   Walk into any racially mixed secondary school and you will see young people clustered in their own groups according to race. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or ... 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

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