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  • Russia

    In the Russian revolution of 1917, workers took control of a major country for the first time in history.
  • The Bolsheviks Come to Power

    A classic work depicting the early months of the Russian Revolution. With a new introduction for the Revolution's centenary.
  • The Whiskey of our Discontent

    Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.
  • No Is Not Enough

    “This year's most immediately useful political book.” Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017

  • Urban Revolt

    Edited by Immanuel Ness, Trevor Ngwane, et al.
    Through detailed case studies, Urban Revolt unravels the potential and limitations of urban social movements on an international level.
  • My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

    Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.
  • 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.
  • Not In Our Genes

    Three eminent scientists analyze the scientific, social, and political roots of biological determinism.
  • 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.
  • Concerning Violence

    A beautiful photographic exploration of the revolutionary movements in Africa in the '60s and 70's.
  • 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.
  • Inauguration

    Inauguration is a collection of ten poems written in reaction to the onset of the Trump era.
  • Leninism under Lenin

    A winner of the Isaac Deutscher Prize Liebmann highlights democratic dimensions in Lenin's thinking as it developed over 25 years.
  • 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.
  • Class Action

    Tens of thousands of ordinary people are willing to take action to defend the right to a public education.