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Learning Together (while staying apart): Online Event Schedule

The coronavirus crisis, like all others, is felt unevenly. Those at the receiving end of exploitation and oppression under conditions of capitalist normality also bear the brunt of social, economic, and health impacts of the virus. 

Haymarket Books is determined to offer a political response to the crisis, believing that our mission to support struggles for social and economic justice is more vital than ever. In collaboration with our authors and a range of partners, we are organizing an ongoing series of events to allow us to respond both to the coronavirus crisis itself, and to maintain our collective political, cultural, and social life in a manner that fosters struggle, solidarity, and debate.

While all of our online events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our continuing to do this work.

Sign up for our scheduled events below and subscribe to our Youtube channel to make sure you don't miss future events.

Upcoming Events:

June 15, 2:00pm

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Twenty-First Century Fascism in the US: Richard Seymour & Nikhil Pal Singh    RSVP here

June 16, 6:00pm

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Beyond #StopAsianHate: Criminalization, Gender, and Asian Abolition Feminism   RSVP here

June 23, 5:00pm

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From #StopAsianHate to Cross-Racial Solidarity: Tributes & Lessons with Rashida Tlaib and more   RSVP here

July 1, 1:00pm

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Sisi's Many Jails: From Gaza to Tora   RSVP here

Past Events:

March 26, 2020

How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism: Naomi Klein, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Astra Taylor

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March 31, 2020

Capitalism is the Disease: Mike Davis

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April 9, 2020

After Bernie—Amidst Pandemic: Naomi Klein, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Astra Taylor, and Dr. Victoria Dooley

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April 14, 2020

BOOK LAUNCH Choice Words: Writers on Abortion

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April 16, 2020

COVID-19, Decarceration, and Abolition: Ruthie Wilson Gilmore with Naomi Murakawa

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April 19, 2020

BOOK LAUNCH Too Much Midnight: Krista Franklin with Mahogany L. Browne and more

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April 22, 2020

Remaking Schools in the Time of Coronavirus: Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au, and Noliwe Rooks

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April 23, 2020

The Pandemic is a Portal: Arundhati Roy with Imani Perry

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April 28, 2020

BOOK LAUNCH The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext

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April 29, 2020

Microbes & Macroeconomics: Understanding the Pandemic and the Global Slump with David McNally and Hadas Thier

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May 1, 2020

A Working-Class Vision for the Future: May Day with Stacy Davis Gates, Sara Nelson, and Sarah Jaffe

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May 1, 2020

MAYDAY MAYDAY: A Homemade Poetry Reading hosted by Aja Monet

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May 5, 2020

Intersectionality Matters: Kimberlé Crenshaw with Janine Jackson

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May 7, 2020

Ali to Lebron: The Long Walk Towards Freedom with Scoop Jackson and Dave Zirin

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May 12, 2020

The Left was Right: Radical Politics and Labor Militancy 1945-2020 with John Nichols and Toni Gilpin

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May 14, 2020

What a School Means: Eve L. Ewing with Jen Johnson

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May 15, 2020

Free Palestine: A Homemade Poetry Reading hosted by Aja Monet

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May 19, 2020

A Global Green New Deal: Into the Portal, Leave No One Behind with Arundhati Roy and Naomi Klein

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May 19, 2020

Abolish ICE is Not Just a Slogan: Immigrant Justice in the Age of Coronavirus with John Washington and Justin Akers Chacón

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May 20, 2020

The BreakBeat Poets Live! (Chapter 1) Hosted by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin

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May 21, 2020

Mutual Aid: Building Communities of Care During Crisis and Beyond with Mariame Kaba and more

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May 26, 2020

Tech Won't Save Us: Silicon Valley and the Coronavirus Crisis with Rob Larson and Nicole Aschoff

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May 29, 2020

The New Authoritarians and COVID-19 with  David Renton and Sita Balani

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June 1, 2020

Homemade: An Online Poetry Reading for the People with Aja Monet

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June 2, 2020

What Happened to the Great American Logistics Machine? A Conversation with Joe Allen

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June 3, 2020

Indigenous Resistance Against Oil Pipelines During a Pandemic with Nick Estes and Kim Tallbear

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June 3, 2020

The BreakBeat Poets Live! (Chapter 2) Hosted by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin

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June 8, 2020

The Fire This Time: The New Uprising Against Racism and Police Violence with Marc Lamont Hill and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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June 10, 2020

Craig Hodges Will Have This Dance hosted by Dave Zirin

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June 11, 2020

A Stronger Desire to Live: PEN Prison Writing Awards Live Release Event

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June 12, 2020

On the Road with Abolition: Assessing Our Steps Along the Way with Project NIA

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June 13, 2020

Celebrating Juneteenth with Critical Resistance: An Abolitionist Perspective on Movements for Black Liberation

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June 15, 2020

This Is An Uprising: A Conversation on Art, Politics, and Revolution with Boots Riley and Noname

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June 15, 2020

Homemade: An Online Poetry Event for the People with Aja Monet

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June 16, 2020

Covid-19, Bolsonaro, and Resistance in Brazil

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June 16, 2020

#SayHerName Charleena Lyles: Police Murder and the Uprising for Black Lives with Michael Bennett and more

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June 17, 2020

Appalachia and the Health of the Nation with Lesly-Marie Buer, Ash-lee Woodard Henderson, and Barbara Ellen Smith

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June 17, 2020

The BreakBeat Poets Live! Chapter 3 hosted by José Olivarez and Willie Perdomo

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June 18, 2020

Raising AntiRacist Kids: Ibram X. Kendi with Derecka Purnell

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June 20, 2020

The Roots and Nature of the Syrian Revolution with Anand Gopal, Loubna Mrie, and Yasser Munif

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June 22, 2020

Abolish Silicon Valley with Rob Larson and Wendy Liu

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June 23, 2020

Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of Our Schools with Brian Jones, Bettina Love, and more

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June 25, 2020

Abolition Can't Wait: An Online Teach-in with #8toAbolition

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July 1, 2020

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own with Eddie Glaude Jr. and Cornel West

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July 2, 2020

Abolish Policing, Not Just the Police with Mariame Kaba, Maya Schenwar, and Victoria Law

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July 4, 2020

Socialism 2020: Virtual Conference

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July 8, 2020

Policing Without the Police: Race, Technology, and the New Jim Code with Ruha Benjamin and Dorothy Roberts

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July 9, 2020

The Struggle for Police-Free Schools and an Equitable, Safe Re-Opening

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July 14, 2020

The End of Zionism: Thoughts and Next Steps

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July 22, 2020

The BreakBeat Poets Live! Chapter 4, hosted by Nate Marshall

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July 25, 2020

Syria and the Second Wave of Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa

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July 29, 2020

Racism is a Public Health Crisis: Building Racial Justice in Healthcare and Schools

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July 30, 2020

Book Launch: The Tragedy of American Science with Cliff Conner and Sarah Lazare

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August 4, 2020

The Artistry of Black Organizing in the 21st Century

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August 5, 2020

Voices from the Front Line: Health Care Workers on the Fight Against Covid-19

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August 11, 2020

#Asians for Abolition

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August 13, 2020

Yanis Varoufakis with Daniel Denvir

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August 19, 2020

Black LatiNext: A BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4 Book Release

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August 20, 2020

The Struggle for Abolition: From the US to Palestine

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August 21, 2020

Crisis and Uprising in Lebanon: The Roots of the Explosion

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August 26, 2020

Marx Was Right: Economics for the 99%

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August 27, 2020

Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

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Sept 1, 2020

Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction with Arundhati Roy and Nick Estes

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Sept 1, 2020

Study and Struggle: Abolition as Study and Deconstructing Racial Capitalism

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Sept 2, 2020

Unforgetting: Family, Migration, Gangs, Borders, and Revolution in the Americas

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Sept 8, 2020

When We Fight: Voices from the 2019 Los Angeles Teachers' Strike

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Sept 9, 2020

A Sunrise Movement Teach-in: Fighting Racism, Ending Inequality, and Winning the Green New Deal

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Sept 13, 2020

Attica Means Fight Back! The Liberatory Vision for Labor of the Attica Uprising

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Sept 23, 2020

Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition

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Sept 29, 2020

Study and Struggle: Abolition, Intersectionality, Care

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Sept 30, 2020

Black Power Afterlives: From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter

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Oct 1, 2020

Imani Perry on “Breathe: A Letter to my Sons”

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Oct 1, 2020

Black and Indigenous Liberation through Abolition   Watch here

Oct 6, 2020

How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America   RSVP here

Oct 7, 2020

Trump’s Shock Election Politics - And How To Fight What He Does Next: Naomi Klein with Johann Hari   RSVP here

Oct 8, 2020

The Brother You Choose: Life, Politics, and Revolution after the Panthers

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Oct 13, 2020

Their Democracy and Ours: Angela Davis with Astra Taylor   Watch here

Oct 14, 2020

Utopia from the Ashes: A Teach-in on Building the Future We Deserve   Watch here

Oct 14, 2020

The BreakBeat Poets Live! Chapter 5, hosted by Kevin Coval   Watch here

Oct 15, 2020

Straight out of Confinement: #DefundPolice, #FreeThemAll and #AbolitionNow   Watch here

Oct 16, 2020

The Work of Videogames: Reflections on Game Worker Organizing

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Oct 19, 2020

Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls

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Oct 20, 2020

Surviving Autocracy: Masha Gessen with Anand Giridharadas

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Oct 22, 2020

Locating Abolition Within the Fight Against Imperialism

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Oct 22, 2020

Organizing for Educational Justice, Chicago Style: Ballots, Books, and Beyond   Watch here

Oct 26, 2020

The Twittering Machine: Richard Seymour and Wendy Liu in Conversation   Watch here

Oct 27, 2020

Study and Struggle: Deconstructing Settler Colonialism and Borders   Watch here

Oct 29, 2020

The Virus, the Climate, the Alternative: Ecosocialist Solutions to Capitalist Crises

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Oct 29, 2020

Text Messages: Creating Worlds with Words ft. Narcy and Lowkey   Watch here

Oct 29, 2020

Building Abolition Now!: Planting Seeds, Growing Abolitionist Futures   Watch here

Nov 6, 2020

Where Do We Go From Here? Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Election 2020   Watch here

Nov 9, 2020

We Still Here: Marc Lamont Hill, philip agnew, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor   Watch here

Nov 11, 2020

We Need A Collective Response to the Collective Dilemmas of Our Time: David Harvey with Amna Akbar   Watch here

Nov 12, 2020

Notes from the Twilight: Meditations on Crisis, Catastrophe, and Genocide moderated by Robin D.G. Kelley   Watch here

Nov 5-15, 2020

Survival Pending Revolution: Historical Materialism in a Pandemic Age

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Nov 17, 2020

Digging Our Own Graves: Coal Miners and the Struggle Over Black Lung Disease   Watch here

Nov 18, 2020

Internationalism from Below: Thailand, Nigeria, Belarus

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Nov 20, 2020

Fighting State Murder: Racism, the Police, and the Death Penalty

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Nov 23, 2020

The Neoliberal University: How to Defend Education, Programs, and Jobs

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Dec 1, 2020

Study and Struggle: Movement Building and Transnational Freedom Struggles

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Dec 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice

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Dec 3, 2020

Wallace Shawn and Rachel Kushner: A Conversation

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Dec 5, 2020

Teachers on Strike are Still Teaching: Union Power & the Fight for Democracy

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Dec 7, 2020

No Middle Ground: White Women and the Fight Against Racism

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Dec 8, 2020

On Edward Said: Remembrance of Things Past

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Dec 9, 2020

Palestine: A Socialist Introduction

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Dec 12, 2020

People Get Ready: A One-Day Convening co-sponsored by the Center for Political Education and Haymarket Books   Watch here

Dec 15, 2020

Public Money and Racial Justice   Watch here

Dec 16, 2020

Police Violence from the Black Panthers to Attica   Watch here

Dec 22, 2020

Solidarity: Defending Activism Within and Beyond the University

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Jan 7, 2021

BreakBeat Poets Live Presents: Mama Phife Represents!

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Jan 12, 2021

Black Mothering as Poetic Archive: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor & Alexis Pauline Gumbs

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Jan 12, 2021

Fighting Fascism and the Far Right: Brendan O'Connor & Jay Caspian Kang   Watch here

Jan 13, 2021

Black Lives Matter at School: Philadelphia Edition   Watch here

Jan 15, 2021

African Politics Today: What Progressives Need to Know

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Jan 21, 2021

The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: Felicia Rose Chavez & Kiese Laymon   Watch here

Jan 22, 2021

The Fight for the Future: Organizing the Tech Industry with Timnit Gebru and more   Watch here

Jan 28, 2021

The Path Forward: Pandemic Policing or Protection with Marc Lamont Hill and more

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Jan 29, 2021

Debtors of the World Unite! with the Debt Collective   Watch here

Feb 1, 2021

No Human Being is Illegal: Organizing for a World Without Borders   Watch here

Feb 2, 2021

No Planet B: A Teen Vogue Guide to the Climate Crisis   Watch here

Feb 3, 2021

Black Lives Matter at School: California Edition   Watch here

Feb 4, 2021

Making Black Lives Matter: From the Streets to the Classroom with Opal Tometi and more   Watch here

Feb 9, 2021

Panthers After the Party: A Conversation on Black Power Afterlives

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Feb 11, 2021

Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and Racist Nationalism with Harsha Walia & Robin D.G. Kelley   Watch here

Feb 16, 2021

Policing Neoliberal America: The Racial Economics of Mass Incarceration

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Feb 17, 2021

BreakBeat Poets Presents: Lineage of Rain: A Celebration   Watch here

Feb 19, 2021

BreakBeat Poets Presents: Camonghne Felix Vs Morgan Parker   Watch here

Feb 23, 2021

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice with Mariame Kaba and more

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Feb 24, 2021

BreakBeat Poets Presents: Nate Marshall Vs Patricia Smith   Watch here

Feb 25, 2021

Abolitionist Social Work: Possibilities, Paradox, and Praxis   Watch here

Feb 26, 2021

Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China's Workers   Watch here

Mar 2, 2021

Movement Journalism: The End of Objectivity

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Mar 3, 2021

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics   Watch here

Mar 4, 2021

BreakBeat Poets Presents: Cortney Lamar Charleston's Doppelgangbanger   Watch here

Mar 9, 2021

Repression & Political Prisoners in Egypt: From Tahrir Square to Tora Prison

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Mar 17, 2021

Black Lives Matter at School: Early Childhood Edition

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Mar 23, 2021

The Rank and File Strategy: the Socialist Approach to Rebuilding the Unions   RSVP here

Mar 24, 2021

Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone   RSVP here

Mar 31, 2021

Harm Reduction, Abolition, and Social Work with Shira Hassan

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April 7, 2021

Acting As If One Is Already Free: David Graeber's Strategic Lessons for the Left   Watch here

April 13, 2021

Socialism and the Struggle for Palestine   Watch here

April 15, 2021

Imperialism and Militarism in the Sahel and East Africa

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April 20, 2021

Africa Uprising: Activism and Resistance on the Continent   Watch here

April 22, 2021

Uprising Against the Coup: Myanmar and the Regional Struggle for Democracy

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April 28, 2021

Race for Profit: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.   Watch here

April 29, 2021

The Racist History of Standardized Testing   Watch here

May 4, 2021

Remake the World: Astra Taylor and Rebecca Solnit

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May 5, 2021

Social Work and Abolishing the Family Regulation System

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May 11, 2021

Organizing for Power: Building a 21st Century Labor Movement in Boston   Watch here

May 11, 2021

If God is a Virus: Seema Yasmin and Steven Trasher   Watch here

May 12, 2021

The Global Fight for Abortion Rights: Lessons from Argentina and Ireland   Watch here

May 13, 2021

Revolutions, featuring Michael Löwy and more   Watch here

May 14, 2021

We Will Not Be Erased: Ongoing Nakba   Watch here

May 18, 2021

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence & Black Rebellion with Elizabeth Hinton & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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May 19, 2021

Border Abolition Now: Fortress Europe and the Migration Crisis   Watch here

May 19, 2021

Black Lives Matter at School: Iowa Edition   Watch here

May 24, 2021

Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel, and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation

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May 25, 2021

PIC Abolition, the War on Terror, and the Deportation Machine   Watch here

May 26, 2021

Lawyering for Liberation with Derecka Purnell and more   Watch here

May 27, 2021

The Power of Community-Generated Research in our Work for Justice   Watch here

June 2, 2021

Crisis at the Border: Contestation, Sovereignty, and Statelessness 

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June 3, 2021

The Legacy of the Paris Commune: 1871-2021   Watch here

June 7, 2021

An Intergenerational Conversation: Black Women's Radical Resistance in Britain   Watch here

June 8, 2021

Smoking Lovely: the Remix!   Watch here

June 10, 2021

Imagining a World Without Borders: Harsha Walia & Todd Miller

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  • We Do This 'Til We Free Us

    A reflection on prison industrial complex abolition and a vision for collective liberation from organizer and educator Mariame Kaba.

  • Border and Rule

    An urgent, global account of the migration crisis and the function of borders across political, social, cultural, and economic systems.

  • A People's Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics

    A lively, accessible, and timely guide to Capitalism for those who want to understand and dismantle the world of the 1%

  • Azadi

    From the best-selling author of My Seditious Heart and the Ministry of Utmost Happiness, a new and pressing dispatch from the heart of the crowd and the solitude of the writer's desk. 

  • Remake the World

    An incisive collection of essays from an author who is consistently ahead of the curve.

  • Palestine: A Socialist Introduction

    Edited by Sumaya Awad and Brian Bean

    This edited volume makes an impassioned and informed case for the central place of Palestine in socialist organizing and of socialism in the struggle to free Palestine.

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Expanded Second Edition)

    This updated and expanded edition of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 's groundbreaking book features a new chapter and a foreword by Angela Y. Davis.
  • No Planet B

    Edited by Lucy Diavolo

    An essential collection of Teen Vogue contributions on climate justice that makes an urgent argument for intersectional activism.

  • The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

    This easy-to-use guide explains how to recruit, nourish, and fortify writers of color through innovative reading, writing, workshop, critique, and assessment strategies.

  • Blood Red Lines

    A riveting and unique look at the connections between Trump, neo-fascists, and billionaire donors pursuing unfettered capitalism.

  • Consequences of Capitalism

    Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society.

  • Black Lives Matter at School

    Black Lives Matter at School connects thousands of educators around the country who are fighting racial and economic inequality in schools. 

  • We Still Here

    In the midst of loss and death and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means—and how we take steps to get there.

  • Can't Pay, Won't Pay

    A Powerful Guide to Action for People in Debt.

  • How We Go Home

    Edited by Sara Sinclair

    How We Go Home shares contemporary Indigenous stories in the long and ongoing fight to protect Native land and life.

  • The Brother You Choose

    Former Black Panthers Paul Coates and Eddie Conway discuss lives, politics, and their friendship that helped Eddie survive decades in prison.

  • Black Power Afterlives

    A powerful and wide-ranging collection examining the persistent impact of the Black Panther Party on subsequent liberation struggles.

  • Dying for an iPhone

    by Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai, et al.

    A harrowing look at the lives and struggles of a new generation of Chinese workers confronting the Apple-Foxconn empire and the Chinese state.

  • The Tragedy of American Science

    A compelling and timely account of the corruption, corporatization, and militarization of science in the United States.

  • Blood and Money

    Blood and Money tells the story of money as a history of violence and human bondage.

  • Too Much Midnight

    Krista Franklin’s work emerges at the intersection of poetics, popular culture, and the dynamic histories of the African Diaspora. Krista lives in Chicago, IL.

  • Choice Words

    Edited by Annie Finch

    With reproductive freedom under unprecedented attack, Choice Words, edited by poet Annie Finch, takes back the cultural conversation on abortion.

  • Bit Tyrants

    For all their famed disruption of the economy, Big Tech’s secret sauce turns out to be Capitalism’s standard issue blend of exploitation and corporate maleficence.

  • The Long Deep Grudge

    A powerful account of the epic clash between corporate greed and militant workers in the American heartland.

  • The Game is Not a Game

    The Game is Not a Game is an insightful, unapologetic exposé of the intersection of sports, culture, and politics from veteran journalist Robert Scoop Jackson.

  • If God Is a Virus

    Merging documentary poetry from the epicenter of an epidemic with the story of viruses in the evolution of humanity, If God Is A Virus gives voice to the infected and the virus.

  • Organizing for Power

    Organizing for Power focuses on the working class and forms of labor organizing in the greater Boston area.

  • Lineage of Rain

    In this spellbinding debut, Los Angeles–born poet Janel Pineda sings of communal love and the diaspora and dreams for a liberated future. ...

  • Revolutions

    Revolutions is a unique collection of rare photographs documenting some of the most important revolutionary upheavals, from the 1871 Paris Commune to the Zapatista rebellion of the 1990s.

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