Category: Political Action



May 9, 2014 | 400 pages
Blayne Haggart follows the WIPO treaties from negotiation to implementation from the perspective of three countries: the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  More Info

Tragedy in the Commons

Random House Canada | April 15, 2014 | 288 pages
The founders of the influential think tank Samara ask former members of Parliament what has gone wrong with our democracy, and how it can be fixed. aaaaaTalk to any Canadian about politics and you'll hear little but frustration and bewilderment. Canadians don't see their politicians working for... More Info

Beautiful Trouble

February 10, 2014 | 146 pages
From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today?s social movements have a creative new edge that?s blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. But the principles that make for successful creative action rarely get hashed out or written down. Until now.... More Info


Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | May 1, 2014 | 256 pages
An anthology of essays, interviews and photographs on the intersection between craft and activism.  More Info


Signal Books | April 8, 2014 | 272 pages
Now available in paperback, an examination of the zeitgeist of both the exploding entrepreneurial movement and the concern about the economy tilted too heavily toward services and other intangibles -- by a leading technology expert, and bestselling author of The Long Tail. What happens when DIY... More Info


Lorimer | April 1, 2014 | 224 pages
Hard-headed but idealistic people around the globe -- both those in high offices and ordinary citizens -- are ridding the world of war  More Info

The Power of Market Fundamentalism

April 16, 2014 | 312 pages
What is it about free-market ideas that gives them staying power in the face of such failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and financial crises? The Power of Market Fundamentalism extends economist Karl Polanyi's work to explain why these dangerous utopian ideas have become the... More Info

Two Cheers for Anarchism

March 1, 2014 | 200 pages
James Scott taught us what's wrong with seeing like a state. Now, in his most accessible and personal book to date, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist. Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Two... More Info

The Revolution Will Not be Funded

April 16, 2014 | 257 pages
Fund and destroy: the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.  More Info


Yale University Press | March 25, 2014 | 232 pages
The author examines the history of austerity efforts in order to access the possibility of success today.  More Info

Making Democracy Fun

MIT Press | April 16, 2014 | 288 pages
Anyone who has ever been to a public hearing or community meeting would agree that participatory democracy can be boring. Hours of repetitive presentations, alternatingly alarmist or complacent, for or against, accompanied by constant heckling, often with no clear outcome or decision. Is this the... More Info

Black Mask and Up Against the Wall Motherfucker

Pm Press | January 1, 2011 | 166 pages
This volume collects the complete ten issues of the paper Black Mask (produced from 1966-1967 by Ben Morea and Ron Hahne), together with a generous collection of the leaflets, articles, and flyers generated by Black Mask and UAW/MF, the UAW/MF Magazine, and both the Free Press and Rolling Stone... More Info

The Color of Violence

April 16, 2014 | 325 pages
The Color of Violence radically expands our understandings about violence against women, and how to end it.  More Info

Power and Love

Berrett-Koehler Pub | January 1, 2010 | 172 pages
Using revealing stories from complex situations he has been involved in all over the world--the Middle East, South Africa, Europe, India, Guatemala, the Philippines, Australia, Canada and the United States--Kahane reveals how to dynamically balance power and love.  More Info

Conscientious Objection

April 15, 2009 | 268 pages
Ethics.  More Info

In 100 Years

MIT Press | January 3, 2014 | 216 pages
In this book, ten prominent economists -- including Nobel laureates and several likely laureates -- offer their ideas about what the future might hold in 100 years.  More Info

The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One

University of Texas Press | January 15, 2014 | 384 pages
In this expert insider’s account of the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s, William Black lays bare the strategies that corrupt CEOs and CFOs—in collusion with those who have regulatory oversight of their industries—use to defraud companies for their personal gain. Recounting the... More Info

A New Leaf

February 4, 2014 | 256 pages
In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first in the United States and the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have... More Info

Talking Anarchy

PM Press | January 1, 2014 | 176 pages
Of all political views, anarchism is the most ill-represented. For more than thirty years, in over thirty books, Colin Ward patiently explained anarchist solutions to everything from vandalism to climate change—and celebrated unofficial uses of the landscape as commons, from holiday camps to... More Info

Until the Rulers Obey

Pm Press | November 1, 2013 | 544 pages
Bringing together voices from the movements behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the 21st century, this unique collection of interviews features five dozen leaders and grassroots activists from 15 countries, presenting their work and debating pressing questions of... More Info

Socialist and Labor Songs

PM Press | February 1, 2014 | 96 pages
Compiled from several generations in America and from around the world, the songs and sheet music in this compendium were originally written in English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Yiddish.  More Info

Sylvia Pankhurst

Pluto Press | September 3, 2013 | 176 pages
Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice. In this vivid biography Katherine Connelly charts Pankhurst's activism from her teens as a member of the Independent Labour Party, to her time as a leading suffragette before the First World War, through to her revolutionary... More Info

A Copyright Masquerade

Zed Books | September 3, 2013 | 224 pages
How can we protect the Internet and our right to free speech, when government strings are being pulled by corporate lobbyists with large legal teams and entertainment budgets? A Copyright Masquerade reveals how proposals for Internet copyright enforcement stem from an American corporate agenda... More Info

Capitalism's Last Stand?

Zed Books | July 2, 2013 | 224 pages
In this eye-opening and often scathing book, Walden Bello provides a forensic dissection of contemporary capitalism's multiple crises. Trenchant but constructive, Bello's analysis of the collapse of the global real economy - covering such issues as the Wall Street meltdown, the disintegration of... More Info

The Ocean Ranger

Fernwood Books Limited | April 16, 2014 | 200 pages
Reflecting on Canada’s worst sea disaster since World War II, this chronicle captures the 1982 sinking of the oil rig Ocean Ranger, which took the entire crew of 84 men—including the author’s brother—down with it. The memory of this tragic event gradually faded into a sad story about a... More Info

Hearts and Minds

New Press | October 1, 2013 | 336 pages
Since 2006, counterinsurgency has been the guiding doctrine of the U.S. military establishment. The first book of its kind, Hearts and Minds meets counterinsurgency proponents on their own playing field, retelling the history of counterinsurgency from the perspective of the populations whose hearts... More Info

Soapbox Rebellion

University Alabama Press | October 15, 2013 | 168 pages
Soapbox Rebellion is a critical history of the struggle of the Industrial Worker of the World (IWW) to organize migrant workers by extending union efforts, and the accompanying free speech fights, to the streets of the American West.A critical history of the struggle of the IWW to win the right to... More Info

Jon Lewis: Photographs of the California Grape Strike

October 1, 2013 | 448 pages
In the winter of 1966, twenty-eight-year-old ex-marine Jon Lewis visited Delano, California, center of the California grape strike. He thought that he might stay awhile, then resume studying photography at San Francisco State University. He stayed for two years, becoming the United Farm Workers... More Info

Lineages Of Revolt

Haymarket Books | September 10, 2013 | 348 pages
In this illuminating and original work, Hanieh demonstrates that the Arab Spring rebellions are about much more than democracy  More Info

Strategic Nonviolent Power

Athabasca University Press | October 1, 2013 | 328 pages
History indicates that there are powerful routes to liberation from oppression that do not involve violence. Mohandas Gandhi called for a science of nonviolent action, one based on satyagraha, or the “insistence on truth.” As Gandhi understood, nonviolent resistance is not passive, nor is it... More Info

Global Slump

Pm Press | January 15, 2011 | 230 pages
"David McNally's tremendously timely book is packed with significant theoretical and practical insights, and offers actually existing examples of what is to be done. Global Slump urgently details how changes in the capitalist space-economy over the past 25 years, especially in the forms that money... More Info

The Cancer Stage of Capitalism

Pluto Press | April 16, 1999 | 312 pages
In this classic work on the recent uncontrolled spread of global capitalism, Professor John McMurtry develops the model of a carcinogenic invasion of social and natural life and the social-immune response it demands.  More Info

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy

Microcosm Pub | February 1, 2014 | 192 pages
Making the case for adopting more sustainable modes of transportation, this engaging reference explores the economic benefits of bicycling. It starts with an analysis of the real costs incurred by individuals and families in existing transportation systems and goes on to examine the current civic... More Info

A Living Spirit of Revolt

PM Press | November 1, 2013 | 256 pages
Dissecting anarchist history from classic examples through contemporary occurrences, and even tying it to everyday life, this exploration collects many disparate movements into a cohesive whole to better understand anarchy in theory and praxis. The book posits modern anarchy as not only the most... More Info


PM Press | November 1, 2013 | 336 pages
A gripping novel that is at once political, historical, and romantic, Cazzarola! spans 130 years in the life of the Discordias, a fictionalized family of Italian anarchists. It details the family's heroic, multigenerational resistance to fascism in Italy and their ongoing involvement in the... More Info

Should We Tax the Rich More?

House of Anansi Press | October 11, 2013 | 104 pages
As middle-class incomes stagnate in advanced economies while the rich experience record income gains, the 11th semi-annual Munk Debate pits wealth redistribution supporters Paul Krugman and George Papandreou, against Newt Gingrich and Arthur Laffer to debate taxation — should the rich pay more?... More Info

Sharing Is Good

New Society Pub | November 12, 2013 | 208 pages
Society is at a crossroads. We can either continue on the path of consumption at any cost, or we can make new choices that will lead to a happier, more rewarding life, while helping to preserve the planet for future generations. Unfortunately, we can't all afford to install solar panels or buy a... More Info

Future of Development

Policy Press | October 15, 2013 | 152 pages
In his 1949 inaugural address, President Harry S. Truman heralded the era of international development, a “worldwide effort for the achievement of peace, plenty, and freedom” that would aim to “greatly increase the industrial activity in other nations and. . . . raise substantially their... More Info

SCUM Manifesto

A K PressDistribution | September 10, 2013 | 80 pages
First circulated on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1967, the SCUM Manifesto is a searing indictment of patriarchal culture in all its forms. Shifting fluidly between the worlds of satire and straightforward critique, this no-holds-barred classic is a call to action—a radical feminist vision... More Info

Tax Is Not a Four-letter Word

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | September 1, 2013 | 188 pages
This book is about taxes in Canada: who pays what, and who gets what. Taxes connect us to one another, to the common good, and to the future. In many respects, then, this is a book about the Canada we want, about citizenship and the common good, and about the role of government. The contributors,... More Info

Political Responsibility Refocused

August 31, 2013 | 192 pages
Political Responsibility Refocused explores the theoretical foundations and practical implications of individual and collective responsibility towards those who are spatially or temporally separate from us.  More Info

Order Without Power

July 9, 2013 | 224 pages
With the rise of the global protestor--from Arab Spring to the Occupy movement--the term "anarchist" has been littered throughout mainstream media as never before. But just as frequently, its definition is skewed or left wanting: anarchists are painted as nihilists, supporters of chaos, or even... More Info

State Capitalism and World Revolution

PM Press | July 1, 2013 | 160 pages
Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality that was insular in its political context and optimistic in its expectations for the... More Info

Jobs with Justice

PM Press | June 13, 2013 | 192 pages
Through a series of interviews and essays, this compendium gives voice to the community, labor, immigrant, student, and faith activists that have built Jobs with Justice (JwJ). The book speaks on both the core principles of the organization for workers’ rights and the experiences since its... More Info

The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes

University of Minnesota Press | July 1, 2013 | 456 pages
Are the dynamics of contention changing? This is the question confronted by the contributors of this volume, some of the most influential scholars in the field of social movements. The answers, arriving at a time of extraordinary worldwide turmoil, not only provide a wide-ranging and varied... More Info

Book of Money

Firefly Books Limited | June 18, 2013 | 256 pages
A clear, concise, illustrated guide to the workings of the global economy. Money is big news. Banks have collapsed, the property bubble has burst and national debts are at unimaginable levels. The Book of Money will help readers understand what is happening and how it affects them. It is a... More Info

The Power of We Day

October 5, 2013 | 256 pages
" A celebration of famous social activists, as well as the remarkable young people committed to making the world a better place. We Day is the only place in the world where you can find the Dalai Lama, Jennifer Hudson, and Magic Johnson rubbing elbows with Nobel Peace Prize laureates, former heads... More Info

Army of Lovers

Coach House | September 10, 2013 | 120 pages
Underwear art and queer punk parties: a portrait of artist, activist and civic hero Will Munro.  More Info

The End of Growth

Vintage Canada | September 3, 2013 | 320 pages
In an urgent follow-up to his bestselling Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, Jeff Rubin argues that the end of cheap oil means the end of growth. What will it be like to live in a world where growth is over? Now updated with a new afterword. Economist and resource analyst Jeff... More Info


New Society Pub | September 10, 2013 | 384 pages
A practical guide for radical change  More Info