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  • US Politics in an Age of Uncertainty

    Edited by Lance Selfa
    Resisting Trump must begin with an honest accounting of how he came to power.
  • Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981

    A classic, radical history of Black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.
  • On New Terrain

    An insightful and timely analysis of how global economic restructuring will impact workers' struggles in the US.
  • How We Get Free

    "If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." —Combahee River Collective Statement
  • Capitalism's Contradictions

    Henryk Grossman’s substantial essays highlight vital but still neglected aspects of Marx’s economic theory
  • October Song

    An evocative and inspiring account of the events of the 1917 Russian Revolution and its legacy.

  • Commando

    E’mon Lauren’s poems take artifacts, language, and ephemera from life on Chicago’s Southside and Westside to create a manifesto...

  • Communist Insurgent

    This book discusses the life and political activity of French Communist Louis-Auguste Blanqui and the problems of his political current.
  • Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution

    Edited by Todd Chretien
    The Russian Revolution turned the world upside down. This reader tells the story of what happened with riveting eyewitness accounts.
  • Imperialism and War

    The two founding texts of the analysis of capitalism and imperialism in one volume, with annotation.
  • Policing A Class Society

    An in-depth critical analysis of how ruling elites use the police institution in order to control communities.
  • Fighting Fascism

    Clara Zetkin’s report and resolution on fascism at the June 1923 enlarged plenum of the Communist International’s Executive Committee.
  • Impossible Revolution

    Saleh urges us to oppose intervention of imperialist powers in Syria, and reject the tyranny of the Assad regime.
  • Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

    A sharp-witted indictment of our broken political system and a vision for a socialist alternative that is truly by and for the people.
  • Electric Arches

    Original meditations on race, gender, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up, from a distinctive new voice.
  • In the Shadows of the American Century

    Explores the distinctive instruments of American ascent to global domination and hegemony--including covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and surveillance.
  • Optimism over Despair

    Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.
  • Party and Class

    These essays show why we need something more than single-issue organizations, movement coalitions, if we are to achieve real change.
  • The Bolsheviks Come to Power

    A classic work depicting the early months of the Russian Revolution. With a new introduction for the Revolution's centenary.
  • The Lost Revolution

  • The Whiskey of our Discontent

    Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.
  • No Is Not Enough

    “This year's most immediately useful political book.” Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017

  • Urban Revolt

    Edited by Immanuel Ness, Trevor Ngwane, et al.
    Through detailed case studies, Urban Revolt unravels the potential and limitations of urban social movements on an international level.
  • My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

    Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.