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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
"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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 explores the theoretical foundations and practical implications of individual and collective responsibility towards those who are spatially or temporally separate from us.
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
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
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
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
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
" 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
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
Led by Amartya Sen, Mary Douglas, and Arjun Appadurai, the distinguished anthropologists and economists in this book forcefully argue that culture is central to development, and present a framework for incorporating culture into development discourse. For further information on the book and related... More Info
In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Activist's Handbook, Randy Shaw's hard-hitting guide to winning social change, the author brings the strategic and tactical guidance of the prior edition into the age of Obama. Shaw details how activists can best use the Internet and social... More Info
The Vietnam War (1964–1975) divided American society like no other war of the twentieth century, and some of the most memorable American art and art-related activism of the last fifty years protested U.S. involvement. At a time when Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art dominated the American... More Info
Inspired by the Arab Spring, which continues to effect changes throughout the Middle East, and the global Occupy movement, many are looking toward community organizing as a realistic, tried, and tested way to address our many global problems. This book is the first to explore the diverse history of... More Info
The former Federal Reserve Board chairman reveals the financial close call that nearly resulted in an economic disaster after September 11, his efforts to safeguard American interests, and the personal and educational history that informed his choices.
The Hillman Prize-winning lead columnist for The New Republic and Slate critically assesses income inequality in America and the ways it threatens democracy, tracing disturbing income ratio trends throughout the past three decades while outlining an urgent call for nonpartisan solutions. 40,000... More Info
When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn... More Info