Category: Political action

The myth of development

Zed Books | September 15, 2010 | 163 pages
`This book is essential reading because of the originality of its point of view, the timeliness of its analysis and the startling propositions which it puts forward. Bristling with new ideas, the author provides us with an intelligent way into understanding better the world's present disorders.' Le... More Info

Pistoleros!: The Chronicles of Farquhar McHarg

Pm Pr | December 1, 2011 | 264 pages
A Scottish anarchist revolutionary chronciles his liasons between the British Secret Service Bureau and the Spanish anarchists. Original.  More Info

Proletarian Nights

Verso Books | April 17, 2012 | 448 pages
A classic text by Ranciere on the intellectual thought of French workers in the 19th century.  More Info


Pm Pr | February 1, 2012 | 300 pages
A political activist and former editor of Combate magazine details the massive social change experienced by the people of Portugal in the years following a military coup in 1974 that ended nearly 50 years of fascist rule. Original.  More Info

The Unseen

Verso Books | January 2, 2012 | 242 pages
In 1970s Italy a young working class man joins a political protest movement, tries to help set up a free radio station, is arrested, and endures the brutalities of imprisonment.  More Info

Rank and File

October 18, 2011 | 326 pages
"A skillful compilation of interviews with working-class organizers. . . . Not just an oral history but a chronicle of modern political events ignored in mainstream labor history and journalistic commentary. The value lies in what it will tell future generations about today."—History Workshop... More Info

Historical Capitalism with Capitalist Civilization

Verso Books | November 1, 2011 | 163 pages
In this short, highly readable book, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a condensation of the central ideas of The Modern World-System, his monumental study of capitalism as an integrated, historical entity. In developing an anatomy of capitalism over the past five centuries, Wallerstein provides one of... More Info

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

Pm Pr | November 1, 2011 | 420 pages
Provides a cultural history of leftist and libertarian thought in Britain, from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to William Morris, Oscar Wilde and George Orwell and discusses how a recovered anarchist tradition could provide valuable to modern political radicals. Original.  More Info

The Return of the Public

Verso Books | April 1, 2011 | 246 pages
Our politicians have ever-decreasing legitimacy, our financiers-their huge corporate risks underwritten by the taxpayer-are literally and morally bankrupt. All this is done in the name of us, the public, yet we seem to have no genuine say in decision-making and no power to effect change. Why not?... More Info

Liberating Society from the State and Other Writings

PM Press | September 1, 2011 | 320 pages
Featuring a riveting collection of anarcho-communist poetry, essays, articles, and diary entries, this translation of Erich Mühsam’s legendary writings introduces the German revolutionary’s ideas to English speakers for the first time.  More Info

The social economy

October 15, 2009 | 266 pages
This book gathers together material on the social economy from around the world. The Social Economy is a topic of considerable contemporary research and policy interest. From creches to environmental services, from consumer cooperatives to social housing, governments in many countries have begun to... More Info

The Transition Companion

Chelsea Green Publishing | November 9, 2011 | 320 pages
Originally published: Totnes, Devon [England]: Green Books, 2011.  More Info

About Face

Pm Press | September 1, 2011 | 272 pages
A collection of poignant testimonials by veterans of recent conflicts who have embraced an evolving tradition of refusing to fight wars they consider unjust is complemented by interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg. Original.  More Info

What Are Universities For?

Penguin | February 23, 2012 | 240 pages
Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and scepticism about their value. What Are Universities For? offers a spirited and compelling argument for completely rethinking the way we see our... More Info

Eyes to the South

A K PressDistribution | October 11, 2011 | 550 pages
Eyes to the South studies the currents of the Algerian revolution alongside the development of French anarchist thought from the 1950s to the present. The book presents a fluid mosaic of actions, writings, and theoretical positions as it follows the shifting contexts of Algerian politics and... More Info

Zapatista Spring

A K PressDistribution | August 23, 2011 | 225 pages
The revolution or revolutionary charity? All is not as it seems deep inside the Zapatista rebellion.  More Info

Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility

A K Pr Distribution | October 11, 2011 | 375 pages
Six decades of revolutionary pragmatism from Britain’s most famous living anarchist.  More Info

Social Murder and Other Shortcomings of Conservative Economics

Arbeiter Ring Pub | March 6, 2008 | 224 pages
Corporate power is one of the strongest forces shaping our world. More than half of the top 100 economic entities today are private corporations. With their immense size comes commensurate influence, to the point where corporations are able to wreak social and environmental destruction with few... More Info

Debunking Economics

October 15, 2011 | 477 pages
Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking... More Info

The Wage Slave's Glossary

September 20, 2011 | 136 pages
Provides an alphabetical survey of popular work terms and phrases used in American work environments throughout history, with definitions, synonyms, and short commentaries for each entry.  More Info

How the West Was Lost

Greystone Books | February 3, 2012 | 240 pages
Now in papberack, the bestselling author of Dead Aidtraces the decline of the western world's economic supremacy and offers radical solutions. Acclaimed author Dambisa Moyogives a fresh insider's perspective on the erosion of Western power over the past 50 years. She examines how the West's flawed... More Info


October 15, 2011 | 188 pages
With examples from community arts projects in five countries, this collection will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. íViva!is the product of a five-year transnational research project that integrates place, politics, passion, and praxis.  More Info

A Woman Among Warlords

Scribner Book Company | October 20, 2009 | 231 pages
In the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Infidel," and also the subject of an award-winning documentary, this impassioned, first-person account tells of a courageous young Afghani woman who risks her life by denouncing the powerful warlords in her country.  More Info

Che Guevara

Grove/Atlantic | July 21, 1997 | 814 pages
Making use of unprecedented access to Che's personal archives, his guerrilla cohorts, and Cuban government archives, an exhaustive biography traces the life of the Latin American communist revolutionary. 40,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.  More Info

No gods, no masters

A K Pr Distribution | July 21, 1998 | 294 pages
Nonfiction. This is the first English translation of Guerin's monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in two volumes. It details through a vast array of hitherto unpublished documents, letters, debates, manifestoes, reports, impassioned calls-to-arms and reasoned analysis, the history,... More Info

No gods, no masters

A K Pr Distribution | July 21, 1998 | 298 pages
This is the first English translation of Guerin's monumental anthology of Anarchism. It details, through a vast array of hitherto unpublished documents, writings, letters and reports, the history, organization and practice of the anarchist movement -- its theorists, advocates and activists.  More Info

An imperfect offering

April 4, 2008 | 448 pages
National Bestseller "As Albert Camus wrote, the doctor's role is as a witnessto witness authentically the reality of humanity, and to speak out against the horrors of political inaction. . . . The only crime equaling inhumanity is the crime of indifference, silence, and forgetting." James Orbinski... More Info

It Gets Better

Dutton Juvenile | March 22, 2011 | 352 pages
A collection of original essays and testimonials written to LGBT teens from a variety of people, including celebrities, politicians, parents, and other ordinary people, emphasizing the possibilities of a positive future for them.  More Info

The Verso book of dissent

Verso Books | November 8, 2010 | 366 pages
A unique anthology presents the voices of political dissent through the ages, via poems and songs, pamphlets and speeches and plays and manifestos, in a collection that includes excerpts from Joe Hill, Eugene Debs, Frederick Douglass, Galileo, Olympe de Gouges and many more. Original.  More Info

Critical Criminology in Canada

University of British Columbia Press | December 1, 2010 | 319 pages
Canada's criminal justice landscape has been shaped by contrary trends in recent years. As the crime rate declines, policy-makers continue to push for tough-on-crime legislation, and university criminology programs continue to expand. Given this context, what does the future hold for criminal... More Info

Anarchist Voices

A K Pr Distribution | June 1, 2005 | 574 pages
In Anarchist Voices, Avrich lets anarchists speak for themselves.  More Info

@ Is for Activism

Pluto Pr | January 15, 2011 | 224 pages
@ is For Activism examines the transformation of politics through digital media, including digital television, online social networking and mobile computing. Joss Hands maps out how political relationships have been reconfigured and new modes of cooperation, deliberation and representation have... More Info

The motorcycle diaries

Ocean Press (AU) | July 21, 2019 | 175 pages
A chronicle of the author's seven-month motorcycle journey throughout South America reveals the beginning of his transformation into a dedicated revolutionary.  More Info