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  • Naomi Klein's No Is Not Enough Releasing June 13th!

    Haymarket Books acquires US rights to new anti-Trump book by bestselling author Naomi Klein

    April 5, 2017 | Chicago, IL — Haymarket Books, the Chicago-based independent nonprofit publisher, announced today its acquisition of US rights to No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need  by internationally acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein. The book, which is being described as a road map to resistance in the Trump era, will publish in the United States on June 13, 2017, with an announced first print run of 100,000 copies.

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  • May 9: Naomi Klein and Michelle Alexander in Conversation

    $6 GA tickets must be purchased through the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's box office.

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    Moderated by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

    Join Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein for a wide-ranging conversation about the connections between ecological and economic crisis, racism, mass incarceration, deportation and police violence, and the potential power of mass movements of ordinary people to articulate and fight for an alternative.

    Presented by Haymarket Books and Lannan Foundation.

    Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. Her bestselling book The New Jim Crow won numerous awards, including the NAACP Image Award for Best Nonfiction Book. She is currently a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary in New York.

    Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent.

    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University and the author of From#BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.
  • Women's Liberation reading guide from Haymarket Books

    March is Women's History Month, and March 8th is International Working Women's Day. This year, women all over the world will demonstrate, strike, and continue to organize to highlight the struggles of women around the world.

    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and an author of the US call for a Women's Strike on March 8th told Sarah Jaffe

    "At a very basic level, there is an understanding that the problems experienced by women in our societies today are rooted in an economic system that privileges the 1 percent over the 99 percent and that sometimes we think of women’s issues unto themselves, but really these are issues that arise out of an inherently unequal economic arrangement in this country. The fact that women make less, that women don’t have access to childcare provisions, that women don’t have access to reproductive healthcare. They are not just economic questions, but they are related to an economic arrangement that relies on the free labor of women to, in fact, reproduce itself as a political system."

    In solidarity with the Women's Strike and beyond, Haymarket Books offers a reading guide for those looking for the history, politics, and inspiration, to learn from past struggles for women's liberation, and to participate in the many struggles to come.

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  • The Stop Trump Reading List from Haymarket Books

    Our slogan at Haymarket Books is "Books for Changing the World." But books alone can't change the world; ideas become a material force only through the people who organize and fight for change.

    In a sense our entire catalog is made up of "books to stop Trump and the grotesque system that spawned him;" we publish books of radical politics, theory, and history intended to arm those looking to understand the world in order to change it.

    In that spirit, we've put together this short list for all of you who are looking for resources to understand Trump's election, how we got to this point, and how we can organize to fight for a better world:

    Hope in the Dark
    by Rebecca Solnit

    Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

    Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire by Deepa Kumar

    The Democrats: A Critical History by Lance Selfa

    No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border by Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis

    For Young People: 101 Changemakers: The Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History, edited by Michele Bollinger and Dao X. Tran

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  • Make 2017 a Year of Resistance!

    Haymarket author and people's historian Howard Zinn wrote: 

    “To survive, democracy needs a truly radical, truly independent press more than ever before. We need to create a culture in this country in which reading and resistance go hand-in-hand.”

    In that spirit, we offer a reading guide for those looking for the history, politics, and inspiration for the many struggles to come. Let's work to make 2017 a Year of Resistance!

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