Category: Political action

Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich

February 2, 2016 | 192 pages
A timely and nonpartisan book on voter manipulation and electoral corruption--and the importance of stimulating voter turnout and participation Though voting rights are fundamental to American democracy, felon disenfranchisement, voter identification laws, and hard-to-access polling locations with... More Info

Playing Against the House

Simon and Schuster | February 16, 2016 | 288 pages
"Salting is a simple concept: get hired at a non-union company, do the job you were hired to do, and, with the help of organizers on the outside, unionize your coworkers from the inside. James Walsh spent almost three years as a 'salt' in two casinos in South Florida, working as a buffet server and... More Info

The Great Surge

Simon and Schuster | November 10, 2015 | 368 pages
The untold story of the global poor today: A distinguished expert and advisor to developing nations reveals how we’ve reduced poverty, increased incomes, improved health, curbed violence, and spread democracy—and how to ensure the improvements continue. We live today at a time of great progress... More Info

The Industries of the Future

Simon and Schuster | February 2, 2016 | 320 pages
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years—for businesses, governments, and the global community—and how we can navigate them. While Alec Ross was working as Hillary Clinton's... More Info

The Servant State

Fernwood Publishing | October 1, 2015 | 146 pages
The global financial and industrial turmoil of recent years has once more brought the crisis-prone nature of the capitalist system to the forefront. In the context of economic stagnation and the retreat of working-class organizations and leadership, the rich and powerful around the world have... More Info

Citizen-Led Innovation for a New Economy

October 1, 2015 | 320 pages
This collection of eleven cases of citizens organizing for change in Canada and the United States gives form and substance to the ideal of a new economy based on fairness and environmental sustainability. These are stories of local citizens responding to the economically distorting effects of... More Info

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods

February 16, 2016 |
On the basis of extensive historical research and access to new archival sources, Helleiner provides a major reinterpretation of the negotiations at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944.  More Info

Building a Better World

October 1, 2015 | 224 pages
Since it was first published, Building a Better World has been the best available book to introduce readers to unions in Canada. With workers and unions facing increasingly severe attacks from employers and governments, this new version is most welcome. David Camfield, University of Manitoba,... More Info

Against Apartheid

Haymarket Books | October 9, 2015 | 300 pages
A timely and incisive handbook that argues academic boycott is a vital component of the struggle against Israeli Apartheid  More Info

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

Haymarket Books | September 15, 2015 | 372 pages
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America dispenses impeccably comprehensive research to expose the realities of African American poverty, health, employment, and education, as well as other demographics. Marable's conclusions prove an undeniable connection between the oppression and exploitation... More Info

Death to Bourgeois Society

February 1, 2016 | 128 pages
Death to Bourgeois Society tells the story of four young anarchists who were guillotined in France in the 1890s. In a time of cynicism and political decay for many, they represented a purity lacking in society, and their actions when they were captured, their forthrightness, their defiance up to... More Info

The Crises of Microcredit

October 8, 2015 | 288 pages
Microcredit programs, which often give small loans to borrowers in developing countries who lack collateral, have been considered efficient tools for economic development in struggling regions around the world. Yet, recently, microcredit has come under increasing critic by experts who feel that... More Info

The New War on the Poor

Zed Books | July 9, 2015 | 240 pages
While governments and the media present the often violent, repressive actions of governments as something wholly distinct from--and certainly better than--the actions of criminals, to those who suffer the consequences of the contemporary public security state, the difference isn't always so clear.  More Info

A Theory of Nonviolent Action

Zed Books | February 1, 2015 | 224 pages
In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in 1973.  More Info

Tools for Grassroots Activists

Patagonia Incorporated | February 1, 2016 | 288 pages
For over twenty years, Patagonia has organized a Tools Conference, where experts provide practical training to help make activists more effective. Now Patagonia has captured Tools’ best wisdom and advice into a book, creating a resource for any organization hoping to hone core skills like... More Info
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Local Motion

Coach House Press | July 21, 2017 | 221 pages
Decisions about the things that matter most on a daily basis - our roads and schools and houses - happen at the city level. So, how do we influence these decisions? What motivates ordinary citizens to take action and improve their community? How do neighbours organize together? Does City Hall... More Info

What's My Name, Fool?

Haymarket Books | July 21, 2017 | 293 pages
Offers a provocative and engaging look at the dirty business of sports and the inspired people who play them. From icons of the past like Billie Jean King to today's global superstars like Kobe Bryant and Barry Bonds, Zirin engages with the world of sports like no other sports writer today.... More Info

Living Anarchism

January 5, 2016 | 270 pages
"Magnificent."—Paul Preston, author ofThe Spanish Holocaust Brick maker by trade, revolutionary anarchist and historian by default; this is a study of the life of José Peirats (1908–1989) and the labor union that gave him life, the CNT. It is the biography of an individual but also of a... More Info

Asia-Africa Development Divergence

Zed Books | February 12, 2015 | 264 pages
Why have Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam been so successful in reducing levels of absolute poverty, while in African countries like Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, despite recent economic growth, most people are still almost as poor as they were half a century ago? This... More Info

How Ottawa Spends, 2014-2015

McGill Queens Univ | August 30, 2014 | 216 pages
A critical examination of the Harper Government in its eighth year in power as it faces the first serious electoral challenge by a reenergized Liberal Party.  More Info

An Anarchist FAQ

A K PressDistribution | July 21, 2017 | 555 pages
An in-depth introduction to anarchist ideas and action in an easy-to-follow question and answer format. Here is the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to anarchist theory and practice in print. Meticulously referenced, well researched and wide-ranging, this is the ultimate guide to... More Info

The Pristine Culture of Capitalism

Verso Books | November 3, 2015 | 212 pages
Capitalism was born in England, yet the dominant Western conceptions of modernity have come from elsewhere, notably from France, the historical model of “bourgeois” society. In this lively and wide-ranging book, Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that what is supposed to have epitomized bourgeois... More Info

Change Everything

Zed Books | June 11, 2015 | 192 pages
Few people would contest that modern capitalism comes with major costs: it damages the environment, harms workers, and increases inequality, to name just a few. Yet we're told time and again that those are simply inevitable side effects of the constant need for profit and growth--and that while... More Info

Sugar

John Wiley & Sons | September 1, 2015 | 232 pages
There is more sugar in the world s diet than ever before, but life is far from sweet for the exploited producers making nature s white gold and the unhealthy consumers eating it. Why has the billion-dollar sugar trade created such inequities? In this insightful analysis, Ben Richardson argues that... More Info

The Impulse Society

Bloomsbury USA | September 8, 2015 | 320 pages
Paul Roberts' galvanizing, sweeping social critique of our Impulse Society is now available in paperback. More timely than ever, the book confronts a world where business shamelessly seeks the fastest reward, regardless of the long-term social costs; where political leaders reflexively choose... More Info

Cyber-Proletariat

Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 240 pages
Coltan mines in the Congo; electronics factories in China; devastated neighbourhoods in Detroit. Cyber-Proletariat shows us the dark-side of the information revolution; an unsparing analysis of class power and computerisation. Nick Dyer-Witheford reveals how technology facilitates growing... More Info

Bad Samaritans

Bloomsbury Publishing USA | December 23, 2008 | 276 pages
Challenges beliefs about free trade, globalization, and economic justice, revealing how top-level economies achieved their wealth through practices that victimized the developing world.  More Info

How the Other Half Banks

Harvard University Press | October 6, 2015 | 280 pages
The United States has two separate banking systems one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. Deserted by banks and lacking credit, many people are forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check-cashing services thanks to the effects of deregulation in the... More Info

The Dog Walker

Melville House Pub | September 8, 2015 | 240 pages
What happens when an angry radical finds himself (more) penniless (than usual) after one too many protests? Why, he becomes a dogwalker, picking up the poop of Washington D.C.'s canine elite. It sounds like the setup to a joke, but it's also the absolutely true story of Joshua Stephens, a committed... More Info

The End of Normal

Simon & Schuster | September 29, 2015 | 304 pages
From one of the most respected economic thinkers and writers of our time, a brilliant argument about the history and future of economic growth. The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in... More Info

The Hidden Wealth of Nations

September 29, 2015 | 208 pages
Everyone knows the super rich are hiding tons of money and not paying near enough taxes. This common knowledge that the wealthy have found ways around taxation by moving their assets to countries that don't tax them raises the question of how much of the world's wealth is hidden and how. Gabriel... More Info

The Cash Nexus: Economics And Politics From The Age Of Warfare Through The Age Of Welfare, 1700-2000

Basic Books | February 21, 2002 | 576 pages
Conventional wisdom has long claimed that economic change is the prime mover of political change, whether in the age of industry or Internet. But is it? Ferguson thinks it is high time we re-examined the link-the nexus, in Thomas Carlyle's phrase-between economics and politics. His central argument... More Info

From the Local to the Global

Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 280 pages
In recent years the international development sector has found itself confronting new as well as persistent challenges to poverty eradication and the promotion of human rights. Climate change has loomed large as a crisis for development practitioners as well as environmentalists, with natural... More Info

The Death and Life of American Labor

September 15, 2015 | 192 pages
Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement as we have known it for the last 100 years is effectively dead. And he explains how this... More Info

Inequality and The 1%

September 8, 2015 | 256 pages
Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity.... More Info

The Economics of Killing

Pluto Press (UK) | February 15, 2012 | 216 pages
Globalization has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence and militarism. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalization, has created a deadly cycle of violence. In this groundbreaking work, Vijay Mehta shows how attempts... More Info

The 1% and the Rest of Us

Zed Books | March 12, 2015 | 224 pages
While the Occupy movement faces many strategic and organizational challenges, one of its major accomplishments has been to draw global attention to the massive disparity of income, wealth and privilege held by 1% of the population in nations across the world. In The 1% and the Rest of Us, Tim Di... More Info

The Mythology of Work

Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 240 pages
There was once a time when 'work' was inextricably linked to survival and self-preservation; where the farmer ploughed the land so their family could eat. But the sun has long since set on this idyllic tableau, and what was once an integral part of life has slowly morphed into a painful and... More Info

The Economics of Inequality

Belknap Press | August 3, 2015 | 160 pages
Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty s "The Economics of Inequality" is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the... More Info

Misbehaving

W. W. Norton | May 11, 2015 | 432 pages
Argues that economical trends cannot be predicted as much as thought, mainly because humans are so unpredictable, and reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building. By the best-selling co-author... More Info

Vertical Mosaic

University of Toronto Press | March 20, 2015 | 688 pages
Fifty years later, the book retains vast significance both for its powerful critique of social exclusivity in a country that prides itself on equality and diversity and for its influence on generations of sociological researchers.  More Info

The Invisible Soldiers

Simon & Schuster | July 28, 2015 | 320 pages
The urgent truth about the privatization of America’s national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it’s heading—and why we should be concerned: “A brisk, disturbing account” (Kirkus Reviews). Thirty years ago there were no private military and... More Info

Corruption and Economic Growth

February 1, 2015 | 250 pages
This book examines the concept of corruption, its ethical interface, and its measurement. It looks at economies of about 150 countries in different income groups and using cross-country regression analysis estimates how corruption impacts their economic growth. In the light of experience of some... More Info

Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age

Scribe Publications | June 30, 2014 | 256 pages
Journalism is being transformed by the digital revolution. Journalists working for media organisations are having to file and update stories across multiple platforms under increasing time pressures. Meanwhile, anyone with sufficient literacy skills and access to the internet can aspire to practise... More Info

A Giant Reborn

Agate Pub Incorporated | July 4, 2015 | 224 pages
The world is in turmoil. Whether one looks at Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East, Africa, or Latin America, uncertainty and upheaval seem to be the order of the day. Nevertheless, there seems to be an odd certainty in the minds of many pundits, writers, and citizens in this highly... More Info

Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

NYU Press | June 5, 2015 | 240 pages
This is what democracy looks like: Youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district headquarters to protest high school closure. Young immigration rights activists persuade state legislators... More Info

Why We Can't Afford the Rich

April 15, 2015 | 448 pages
Even as inequalities widen, the effects of austerity deepen, and the consequences of recession linger, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why We Can’t Afford The Rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others... More Info

The End of the Free Market

Portfolio Trade | July 21, 2017 | 233 pages
This work details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies. This trend threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere.  More Info

Walking this Path Together

Brunswick Books | July 21, 2017 | 294 pages
This book explores a range of visions, strategies and concrete skills for anti-racist and anti-oppressive child welfare practice. It challenges the current Anglo-American child welfare paradigm by presenting Indigenous perspectives.  More Info

Totalled

January 13, 2015 | 199 pages
Have you ever felt totaled? In this book, Colin Cremin tackles the overbearing truth that capitalism encompasses the totality of our social relations, having woven itself deeply into the fabric of what it means to be human. He shows how the capitalist system totalizes everything in its path, as... More Info

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