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Make the most of Haymarket's 50% Off May Day sale by stocking up on our biggest books! Take a deep dive into leftist analysis, history, theory, and fiction with these long reads.

A landmark literary anthology of poems, stories, and essays, Choice Words collects essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights. 

Through the intertwining lives of its characters, Yellow Earth lays bare how the profit motive erodes human relationships, as well as our living planet. The fate of Yellow Earth serves as a parable for our times.

My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights, and freedoms in an increasingly hostile world. Taken together, the essays speak in a voice of unique spirit, marked by compassion, clarity, and courage.

The Torture Machine takes the reader from the 1969 murders of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark—and the historic, thirteen-years of litigation that followed—through the dogged pursuit of commander Jon Burge, the leader of a torture ring within the Chicago Police Department that used barbaric methods, including electric shock, to elicit false confessions from suspects.

“Fateful Triangle may be the most ambitious book ever attempted on the conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians viewed as centrally involving the United States. It is a dogged expose of human corruption, greed, and intellectual dishonesty. It is also a great and important book, which must be read by anyone concerned with public affairs.” —Edward Said, from the foreword

The most comprehensive empirically based defense of Marx’s law of profitability as the cause of Capitalist crises.

In this groundbreaking work of labor history, Irving Bernstein uncovers the period during the 1930s when industrial trade unionism, working-class power, and socialism became the rallying cry for millions of workers in the fields, mills, mines, and factories of America. With an introduction by Frances Fox Piven.

Eugene V. Debs Selected Works provides activists and scholars with a definitive trove of his best work that remains readable, informative, and inspiring.

A comprehensive account of the women who organized for labor rights and equality from the early factories to the 1970’s.

A ground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States.

Considered by many Ireland's most important revolutionary, James Connolly devoted his life to struggles against exploitation, oppression, and imperialism. This collection of his speeches and writing seeks to return Connolly to his proper place in Irish and global history, and to inspire readers with his vision of an Ireland and world free from militarism, injustice, and deprivation. 

Complete with a new introduction, Revolutionary Democracy argues that Marxism, including pre-revolution Bolshevism, has historically been firmly aligned with democracy.

Collecting, for the first time, source materials from a diverse array of writers and organizers, this reader provides a new perspective on the complex history of revolutionary debates about fighting anti-Black racism and highlights the deep, early roots of Black radicalism in the US from 1900-1930.

“This is the epic story of the struggle to build a mass socialist movement in ragtime America. Kipnis was a brilliant historian, and this is his enduring gift to activists." —Mike Davis

A brilliant, shattering, and convincing account of United States-backed suppression of political and human rights in Latin America, Asia, and Africa and the role of the media in misreporting these policies.

Once of central importance to left historians and activists alike, the concept of the "bourgeois revolution” has recently come in for sustained criticism from both Marxists and conservatives. In this comprehensive rejoinder, Neil Davidson seeks to answer the question, How revolutionary were the bourgeois revolutions?

The story of contemporary China typically dates back to Mao’s 1949 revolution. But in this classic work of Marxist scholarship, historian Harold Isaacs uncovers how workers and peasants struggled for a different kind of revolution, one built from the bottom up, in the 1920s. The defeat of their heroic efforts profoundly shaped the further course of modern Chinese history.

Focuses on Lenin's approach to electoral politics and what he and other Marxists terms the institutions of bourgeois democracy, drawing on Bolshevik debates and Marx and Engel's own writings to show this to be a central feature of their revolutionary strategy.

A personal account of Lenin’s life and thought, written by the woman who knew him best.

An evocative and inspiring account of the events of the 1917 Russian Revolution and its legacy.

Brimming with the honesty and passionate conviction for which he has become famous, Victor Serge’s account of the first year of the Russian Revolution—through all of its achievements and challenges—captures both the heroism of the mass upsurge that gave birth to soviet democracy, and the crippling circumstances that began to chip away at its historic gains.

Alexandra Kollontai was a key leader of the Russian Socialist movement, the only woman in the early Soviet government, and one of the most famous women in Russian history. This compelling biography recounts her life for an emerging generation of fighters for women's liberation.

A comprehensive history of the political and philosophical evolution of history's most controversial revolutionary.

An outstanding history that shows how a promising workers' movement ended in a fascist victory.

A magisterial, definitive account of the upheavals in Germany in the wake of the Russian revolution.

This book argues that the true significance of Gramsci’s thought exists in its distinctive position in the development of the Marxist tradition. Providing a detailed reconsideration of Gramsci’s theory of the state and concept of philosophy, The Gramscian Moment argues for the urgent necessity of taking up the challenge of developing a ”philosophy of praxis” as a vital element in the contemporary revitalisation of Marxism.

Lars T. Lih revolutionizes the conventional interpretation of Lenin's classic, included here in an authoritative new translation.

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