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  • Policing A Class Society

    An in-depth critical analysis of how ruling elites use the police institution in order to control communities.
  • Fighting Fascism

    Clara Zetkin’s report and resolution on fascism at the June 1923 enlarged plenum of the Communist International’s Executive Committee.
  • Impossible Revolution

    Saleh urges us to oppose intervention of imperialist powers in Syria, and reject the tyranny of the Assad regime.
  • Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

    A sharp-witted indictment of our broken political system and a vision for a socialist alternative that is truly by and for the people.
  • A Beautiful Ghetto

    Allen asks us to see beyond the the violence and poverty that all too often defines the "ghetto."
  • In the Shadows of the American Century

    Explores the distinctive instruments of American ascent to global domination and hegemony--including covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and surveillance.
  • Optimism over Despair

    Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.
  • The Lost Revolution

    Without understanding the defeat of the German Revolution, the great barbarisms that swept Europe in the 1930s cannot be understood.
  • Marxism and the Party

    The question of party organization has been a central concern of Marxists for more than a century.
  • Party and Class

    These essays show why we need something more than single-issue organizations, movement coalitions, if we are to achieve real change.
  • Russia

    In the Russian revolution of 1917, workers took control of a major country for the first time in history.
  • 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.
  • The Whiskey of our Discontent

    Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.
  • No Is Not Enough

    “This year's most immediately useful political book.” Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017

  • 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.
  • My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

    Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.
  • The Doctor and the Saint

    Arundhati Roy examines the persistent inequality in India through an extensive critique of Gandhi's views on race, caste and imperialism.
  • Struggle or Starve

    The story of how thousands of Catholics and Protestants united to challenge poverty and unemployment in Belfast, Ireland.
  • How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions? (Abridged Edition)

    The globalized economy of the present is the result of political and social revolutions directed against pre-capitalist economic structures.
  • Left Americana

    Essays highlighting socialist and left-wing traditions that helped shape US history in the direction of “liberty and justice for all".
  • On Antisemitism

    The uses and abuses of antisemitism in the 21st Century, collected by Jewish Voice for Peace.
  • The Violent American Century

    The Violent “American Century” addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945.
  • Not In Our Genes

    Three eminent scientists analyze the scientific, social, and political roots of biological determinism.
  • A People's History of Chicago

    Named "Best Chicago Poet" by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.