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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 )

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Liverpool Dockers: History of Rebellion and Betrayal - by Mike Carden - £20.00
In an inspirational struggle that began in September 1995 and lasted for two years and four months, 500 Liverpool dockers fought for their jobs after being sacked for refusing to cross a picket line. Liverpool Dockers: History of Rebellion and Betray ... more

Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK - by Simon Kuper - £16.99
Power. Privilege. Parties. It's a very small world at the top.   'A searing onslaught on the smirking Oxford insinuation that politics is all just a game. It isn't. It matters' Matthew Parris   Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, David Cameron, Georg ... more

Battles of Conscience: British Pacifists and the Second World War - by Tobias Kelly - £22.00
A ground-breaking new study brings us a very different picture of the Second World War, asking fundamental questions about ethical commitments.  Accounts of the Second World War usually involve tales of bravery in battle, or stoicism on the h ... more

This is Why I Resist : Don't Define My Black Identity - by Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu - £10.99
The essential anti-racist book from one of the world’s leading voices for change.   ‘With This Is Why I Resist, Dr Shola is shaking a nation out of its slumber.’ Annie Lennox OBE  ‘Smart and courageous, this book should be on everyone ... more

How to Be a Woman Online: Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back - by Nina Jankowicz - £10.99
When Nina Jankowicz's first book on online disinformation was profiled in The New Yorker, she expected attention but not an avalanche of abuse and harassment, predominantly from men, online.  All women in politics, journalism and academia now fac ... more

Foot Work: What Your Shoes Tell You About Globalisation - by Tansy E. Hoskins - £9.99
Do you know where your shoes come from? Do you know where they go when you're done with them?   In 2019, 66.6 million pairs of shoes were manufactured across the world every single day. They have never been cheaper to buy, and we have neve ... more

Automation and the Future of Work - by Aaron Benanav - £9.99
A consensus-shattering account of automation technologies and their effect on workplaces and the labor market.  In this consensus-shattering account of automation technologies, Aaron Benanav investigates the economic trends that will shape our ... more

How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) - by Tom Chivers and David Chivers - £9.99
'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

Enough: The Violence Against Women and How to End It - by Harriet Johnson - £12.99
This is a book that calls time on the endless tide of violence against women and the failures of our criminal justice system to respond.   From barrister Harriet Johnson, Enough lays bare the appalling status quo of abuse against women in our soci ... more

Pride in Prejudice: Understanding Britain's Extreme Right - by Paul Jackson - £14.99
Pride in Prejudice offers a concise introduction to extreme right cultures in Britain today, exploring the origins of this complex movement and the numerous groups and activists that make up Britain's contemporary extreme right. Showcasing the latest ... more

Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change and Pandemics - by Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass - £14.99
A plan to save the earth and bring the good life to all.  Over the next generation, humanity will confront a dystopian future of climate disaster and mass extinction. Yet the only ‘solutions’ on offer are toothless cap-and-trade programme ... more

The Invention of China - by Bill Hayton - £11.99
In this compelling and highly-readable account, Hayton shows how China’s present-day geopolitical problems—the fates of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and the South China Sea—were born in the struggle to create a modern nation-state. He br ... more

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life - by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields - £10.99
A new edition of a celebrated contemporary work on race and racism.  Praised by a wide variety of people from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Zadie Smith, Racecraft “ought to be positioned,” as Bookforum put it, “at the center of any discussion of race ... more

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love - by Valarie Kaur - £9.99
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

Held in Contempt: What's Wrong with the House of Commons? - by Hannah White - £12.99
The House of Commons is increasingly held in contempt by the British public. From attending parties during the Covid-19 lockdown to taking payment for lobbying, MPs undermine their credibility by acting as if the rules they set for others should not ... more

Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations - by Lucy Ambler, Joe Earle and Nicola Scott - £14.99
Today's economies fail to recognise that we are in a rapidly worsening crisis, reproducing and often worsening vast and harmful inequalities between people and countries. The current models are unsustainable, and at a time when global temperatures ar ... more

Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said - by Timothy Brennan - £12.99
**WINNER OF A PALESTINE BOOK AWARD 2021**  Drawing on extensive archival sources and hundreds of interviews, Timothy Brennan's Places of Mind is the first comprehensive biography of Said, one of the most controversial and celebrated intellect ... more

Revolutionary Berlin: A Walking Guide - by Nathaniel Flakin - £14.99
An immersive radical walking guide to one of Europe's most popular cities.   Few European cities can boast a history as storied and tumultuous as that of Berlin. For more than 150 years it has been at the centre of revolutionary politics; ... more

The Xinjiang Emergency: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of China's Mass Detention of Uyghurs - by Michael Clarke (Editor) - £20.00
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is the site of the largest mass repression of an ethnic and/or religious minority in the world today. Researchers estimate that since 2016 one million people have been detained there without trial. In the detenti ... more

Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis - by James Davies - £10.99
A provocative and shocking look at how western society is misunderstanding and mistreating mental illness. Perfect for fans of Empire of Pain and Dope Sick.  In Britain alone, more than 20% of the adult population take a psychiatric drug in a ... more

Outrageous! The Story of Section 28 and Britain's Battle for LGBT Education - by Paul Baker - £15.99
On 23 May 1988, Paul Baker sat down with his family to eat cake on his sixteenth birthday while The Six O’Clock News played in the background. But something was not quite right. There was muffled shouting – ‘Stop Section 28!’ – and a scuffl ... more

Deep Deception: The Story of the Spycop Network, By the Women Who Uncovered the Shocking Truth - by Alison, Belinda, Helen Steel, Lisa and Naomi - £20.00
Groomed. Gaslighted. Ghosted.  They thought they'd found their soulmate. They had no idea he was spying on them.  These five motivated, independent women each thought they'd met their perfect partner - someone who shared their values, ... more

Mind Fuck: The Mass Psychology of Creeping Fascism - by Neil Faulkner - £6.00
A torrent of nationalism, racism, misogyny, and irrationalism is sweeping the world. The authoritarian right and new forms of fascism have become a clear and present danger. Neoliberal capitalism has torn society apart. Alienation has reached an unpr ... more

Citizens: Why the Key to Fixing Everything Is All of Us - by Jon Alexander - £20.00
What are we doing to ourselves when we tell ourselves we're Consumers 3000 times a day?  What would it look like to put the same creativity and energy into involving people as Citizens?  What would you do in this time, if you truly believed i ... more

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power - by Ijeoma Oluo - £10.99
From the TIME 100 author of the Sunday Times and number 1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity -- now with a new preface.  What happens to a country that tells generation a ... more

We Need to Talk About Putin: How the West Gets Him Wrong - by Mark Galeotti - £9.99
Meet the world's most dangerous man.  Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next?  Despite the millions of words written on Putin's Russia, the West still fails to truly understand one of the world's m ... more

Spike: The Virus vs. The People: The Inside Story - by Jeremy Farrar with Anjana Ahuja - £9.99
First book on Covid-19 by a scientist on SAGE, assessing how the government 'followed the science'   ***THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***  A pulse-racing journey through the science and politics of the pandemic. Did the UK government really ... more

How to Spend a Trillion Dollars: The 10 Global Problems We Can Actually Fix - by Rowan Hooper - £9.99
A compelling thought experiment that will lead to hours of fruitful debate.   If you had a trillion dollars and a year to spend it for the good of the world and the advancement of science, what would you do? It's an unimaginably large sum, yet ... more

Wokelore: Boris Johnson's Culture War and Other Stories - by Hardeep Matharu (Editor) - £12.99
Thirty essays by contributors to the Byline Times that uncover the truths nobody else wants to tell. Wokelore is a thought-provoking collection of more than fifty articles, essays and stories you won't find anywhere else.   The first book fro ... more

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together - by Heather McGhee - £9.99
The heartbreaking, liberating truth about what racism has cost all of us.  LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD "With intelligence and care (as well as with a trove of sometimes heartbreaking and sometimes heart-opening true stories) Hea ... more

The Great Post Office Scandal - by Nick Wallis - £25.00
The story of the fight to expose a multimillion IT disaster that put innocent people in jail.  The definitive account of what has been described as one of the UK's biggest ever miscarriages of justice. Written by award-winning broadcaster and jou ... more

Jews Don't Count - by David Baddiel - £7.99
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, racis ... more

Them and Us: How Immigrants and Locals Can Thrive Together - by Philippe Legrain - £10.99
Immigration is good for society and here's the data that proves it.   ‘The beauty of diversity is that innovation often comes about by serendipity. As Scott Page observed, one day in 1904, at the World Fair in St Louis, the ice cream vendor ... more

Becoming Kim Jong Un: Understanding North Korea's Young Dictator - by Jung H. Pak - £10.99
The first book from a former intelligence community insider.  "The young dictator comes under close scrutiny in this intelligent account"(Sunday Times) When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea in 2011, many expected his rule to ... more

Slave Empire: How Slavery Built Modern Britain - by Padraic X. Scanlan - £12.99
The British empire, in sentimental myth, was more free, more just and more fair than its rivals. But this claim that the British empire was ‘free’ and that, for all its flaws, it promised liberty to all its subjects was never true. The British em ... more

Chronicles of Dissent - by Noam Chomsky - £16.99
An accessible, powerful overview of Noam Chomsky's political thought.   In sixteen extended talks with Alternative Radio's David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky explains why the 'war on drugs' is really a war on poor people; how attacks on political c ... more

The Council House - by Jack Young - £20.00
From Brutalist blocks to Modernist towers, this book is a visual celebration of 68 of London’s most iconic council estates, reminding us of the pride, thought and innovation that went into designing these socially vital buildings. "Jack Young’ ... more

Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia - by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan - £9.99
Islamophobia is everywhere. It is a narrative and history woven so deeply into our everyday lives that we don't even notice it – in our education, how we travel, our healthcare, legal system and at work. Behind the scenes it affects the most vulner ... more

Man at the Airport: How Social Media Saved My Life – One Syrian’s Story - by Hassan Al Kontar - £11.99
His only weapon was his cellphone.  When revolution and war broke out in his home country in 2011, Hassan Al Kontar was a young Syrian living and working in the UAE. A conscientious objector by faith and temperament, he refused to return to S ... more

The Suspect: Counterterrorism, Islam, and the Security State - by Rizwaan Sabir - £18.99
What impact has two decades' worth of policing and counterterrorism had on the state of mind of Muslims in Britain? The Suspect draws on the author's experiences to take the reader on a journey through British counterterrorism practices and the polic ... more

Small Town Girl: Love, Lies and the Undercover Police - by Donna McLean - £16.99
"You live with someone for two years and then... they simply don’t exist."  Over 40 years, two British police units acted undercover to infiltrate activist groups. At least 20 of those officers deliberately targeted women and entered relati ... more

On Violence and On Violence Against Women - by Jacqueline Rose - £12.99
A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic.  Why has violence – particularly against women – become exponentially more prominent and visible across the world?  Tracking mu ... more

Art of Protest: What a Revolution Looks Like - by De Nichols - £16.99
Start making. Start changing the world.   From the psychedelic typography used in 'Make Love Not War' posters of the 60s, to the solitary raised fist, take a long, hard look at some of the most memorable and striking protest artwork from acr ... more

The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It? - by Emma Dowling - £9.99
An examination of the global economic crisis from the perspective of care.   Valuing care and care work does not simply mean attributing care work more monetary value. To really achieve change, we must go further. In this groundbreaking book, ... more

The Motherhood Penalty - by Joeli Brearley - £9.99
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 just ... more

Defying Hitler: The White Rose Pamphlets - by Alexandra Lloyd - £15.00
Long Live Freedom! — Hans Scholl's last words before his execution.  Is it not so that in the present day, every honourable German is ashamed of their government? And who amongst us can foresee the extent of the infamy that will be on us ... more

In the Camps: Life in China's High-Tech Penal Colony - by Darren Byler - £12.99
A revelatory account of what is really happening to China’s Uyghurs.   In China’s vast northwestern region, more than a million and a half Muslims have vanished into internment camps and associated factories. Based on hours of intervie ... more

Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It - by Annabelle Williams - £9.99
Discover why as a woman the world is financially rigged against you and exactly what you can do to overcome it. FINANCE IS A FEMINIST ISSUE.  It's 2021. The modern world is still rigged unfairly in men's favour.   Exploring injustices from ... more

The Daughters of Kobani: The Women Who Took On The Islamic State - by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - £9.99
The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won.  In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia faced o ... more

Sad Little Men: Private Schools and the Ruin of England - by Richard Beard - £16.99
In 1975, as a child, Richard Beard was sent away from his home to sleep in a dormitory. So were Boris Johnson and David Cameron.  In those days a private boys' boarding school education was largely the same experience as it had been for generati ... more

How We Can Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That's Rigged - by Kimberly Jones - £10.99
‘So if I played four hundred rounds of Monopoly with you and I had to play and give you every dime that I made, and then for fifty years, every time that I played, if you didn’t like what I did, you got to burn it like they did in Tulsa and like ... more

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