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"Workers of the World, Unite!" An Internationalist Reading List

Capitalism is a global system, and so too must be the resistance to its brutality.

We've put together a reading list about resistance movements around the world, solidarity across borders, and socialist internationalism. All of these books are currently 30% off.

A compelling argument that re-building unions requires solidarity with migrant workers and opening borders.

This ambitious volume examines revolutionary situations across the world during a non-revolutionary historical conjuncture—the neoliberal era.

In Border and Rule, one of North America’s foremost thinkers and immigrant rights organizers delivers an unflinching examination of migration as a pillar of global governance and gendered racial class formation.

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

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

Susan Buck-Morss highlights new forms of international solidarity and revolutionary subjectivity that can break the impasse of neoliberal capitalism and reactionary nationalism.

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.

A collection of compelling narratives highlighting the struggles of feminist warriors across borders.

Through detailed case studies focused on people's movements in the Global South, Urban Revolt unravels the potential and limitations of urban social movements on an international level.

In these intimate and wide-ranging conversations, Eqbal Ahmad discusses nationalism, ethnic conflict, the politics of memory, and liberation struggles around the world.

A call for international solidarity to resist the assaults on labor’s power.

In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh demonstrates that the Arab Spring rebellions are about much more than democracy.

The two hundred-year story of the global working class and its many struggles for justice.

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. Twenty years in the making, the book spans continents and centuries.

“A clear, readable, and hugely powerful account of debt resistance in the age of financialized capitalism.” —Grace Blakeley

Explores the distinctive instruments of American ascent to global domination and hegemony—including covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and surveillance.

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.

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

A Voice of Witness collection of oral histories that tell the stories of youth refugees fleeing their home countries and traveling for hundreds of miles seeking safety and protection in the United States.

A story of resistance, repression, and US policy in Honduras in the aftermath of a violent military coup.

This first book in English by Yassin Al-Haj Saleh, the intellectual voice of the Syrian revolution, describes with precision and fervor the events that led to the Syrian uprising of 2011.

This groundbreaking analysis examines the gains, contradictions, and frustrations of twenty-first century prodemocracy struggles across Southern Africa.

A gripping and authoritative account of the uprisings against extreme austerity that have shaken Europe.