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  • The Doctor and the Saint

    Arundhati Roy examines the persistent inequality in India through an extensive critique of Gandhi's views on race, caste and imperialism.
  • Struggle or Starve

    The story of how thousands of Catholics and Protestants united to challenge poverty and unemployment in Belfast, Ireland.
  • How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions? (Abridged Edition)

    The globalized economy of the present is the result of political and social revolutions directed against pre-capitalist economic structures.
  • Left Americana

    Essays highlighting socialist and left-wing traditions that helped shape US history in the direction of “liberty and justice for all".
  • On Antisemitism

    The uses and abuses of antisemitism in the 21st Century, collected by Jewish Voice for Peace.
  • The Violent American Century

    The Violent “American Century” addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945.
  • Lessons of October

    An critical examination of the key actors and larger social movements that led to the rise of the Bolsheviks.
  • A People's History of Chicago

    Named "Best Chicago Poet" by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.
  • The Mother of All Questions

    Rebecca Solnit’s timely follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me offers a refreshing take on contemporary feminism.
  • The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same

    This book offers an overarching political and economic evaluation of the Latin American Left between the late 1990s and 2016.
  • Los Hombres Me Explican Cosas

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.
  • Confronting Empire

    Brilliant and insightful political analyses of key political events and movements of the second half of the twentieth century.
  • "When the Welfare People Come"

    Analyzes the history of the U.S. child welfare system and its implications today, offering ideas for reform and building solidarity.
  • IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq

    In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation.
  • Inauguration

    Inauguration is a collection of ten poems written in reaction to the onset of the Trump era.
  • Nadie es ilegal

    No One Is Illegal debunks the leading ideas behind the often-violent rightwing backlash against immigrants.
  • Reproductive Rights and Wrongs

    With a new preface, this feminist classic reveals the dangers of contemporary population-control tactics, especially for women in developing countries.
  • Splinterlands

    Julian West, looking backwards from 2050, tries to understand why the world and his family have fallen apart.
  • 1905

    1905 chronicles the key developments lead to revolution and the unsuccessful attempt at overthrowing the Tsar of Russia.
  • Trotskyism in the United States

    Edited by George Breitman, Paul Le Blanc, et al.
    An outstanding set of informative essays, providing an unsurpassed account of the dynamic revolutionary socialist current known as American Trotskyism.
  • Song of the Stubborn One Thousand

    An account of the successful strike by mainly Mexican women workers at the largest plant in Watsonville, California.
  • Things that Can and Cannot Be Said

    In this rich dialogue on surveillance, empire, and power, Roy and Cusack describe meeting NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden in Moscow.
  • Demand the Impossible!

    Demand the Impossible is a manifesto for movement-makers and an invitation to join hands and make history together.
  • This Is Modern Art

    A glimpse into the lives of anonymous graffiti artists that asks us to question the true purpose of art.