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  • 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.
  • The Ballot, the Streets—or Both

    Lenin's Electoral Strategy 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.

  • Revolution in Seattle

    Blow-by-blow, an eyewitness account of a hidden chapter in labor history: the Seattle General Strike of 1919.
  • Blood Red Lines

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

  • Citizen Illegal

    Citizen Illegal is a revealing portrait of life as a first generation immigrant, a celebration of Chicano joy, a shout against erasure, and a vibrant re-imagining of Mexican American life.
  • The Black Power Mixtape

    Edited by Göran Olsson
    A provocative mixtape, mash-up, and treasure trove of never-before-seen images and interviews of the Black Power movement, with contemporary reflections
  • Concerning Violence

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

    Gripping eye-witness account of Operation Protective Edge by only Palestinian reporting in English from Gaza during Israel's 2014 assault.
  • Hope Deferred

    Edited by Annie Holmes and Peter Orner

    This book presents the narratives of Zimbabweans whose lives have been affected by the country’s political, economic, and human rights crises. This book asks the question: How did a country with so much promise—a stellar education system, a growing middle class of professionals, a sophisticated economic infrastructure, a liberal constitution, and an independent judiciary—go so wrong?

  • Speaking Out of Place

    We are more powerful than power wants us to imagine. This book shows how to realize that power.

  • The Socialist Challenge Today

    A newly updated and expanded primer for 21st-century democratic socialists from acclaimed scholars Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, with Stephen Maher.

  • The United States, Southeast Asia, and Historical Memory

    Edited by Caroline Luft and Mark Pavlick
    Exposes the horrifying criminality of United States policy in Indochina during the Vietnam war.
  • Wilhelm Liebknecht and German Social Democracy

    Edited by William A Pelz
    Key writings and speeches by one of the major figures of the labor movement of the 19th century.
  • Community as Rebellion

    A meditation on freedom making in the academy for women scholars of color.

  • Six by Ten

    A collection of intimate portraits told directly by people whose lives have been devastated by solitary confinement in America.

  • Smoking Lovely

    Smoking Lovely is one of the foundational texts of anti-gentrification Nuyorican literature, inspiring a whole generation of poets in their attempts to survive and subvert the neoliberal city.

  • High Rise Stories

    Edited by Audrey Petty

    In the gripping first-person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago's iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high rises. These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored, but whose hopes and struggles exist firmly in the heart of our national identity.

  • 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. ...

  • Lessons for Our Struggle

    The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.
  • Alexandra Kollontai

    Kollotai was a brilliant and passionate defender of the ideals of the Russian revolution and women's liberation.
  • Struggle Is What Makes Us Human

    Two brilliant minds look beyond capitalism, and chart a way forward for a planet ravaged by pandemics, a climate crisis, and wars. 

  • Europe in Revolt

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

    The first biography of the bold, principled, and fiercely independent woman who defied convention to make her own mark on the world.