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  • Violent Order

    Violent Order explores the everyday practices of police and policing as modes of violence in the fabrication of social order.

  • #SayHerName

    An urgent call to change the story of police violence against women and girls.

  • The Border Crossed Us

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

  • The Austrian Revolution

    The definitive work on Eastern Europe’s revolutionary period and the unique working-class experiment of Red Vienna

  • Her Word Is Bond

    Her Word is Bond recounts the triumphs and setbacks of a rap legend who blazed a new trail for women in hip hop.

  • 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?

  • Patriot Acts

    Edited by Alia Malek

    In their own words, the narrators of Patriot Acts recount their lives before the 9/11 attacks and their experiences of the backlash that have deeply altered their lives and communities.

  • Throwing Stones at the Moon

    For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia face a range of abuses from all sides, including killings, disappearances and rape—and more than four million have been forced to flee their homes. The oral histories in Throwing Stones at the Moon describe the most widespread of Colombia’s human rights crises: forced displacement. Speakers recount life before displacement, the reasons for their flight, and their struggle to rebuild their lives.

  • Voices from the Storm

    Edited by Lola Vollen and Chris Ying

    In their own words, the narrators of Voices from the Storm recount their expeiences with Hurrican Katina and its impact on lives and communities of New Orleans.

  • Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age

    Edited by Colin Barker, Gareth Dale, et al.

    This indispensable volume surveys revolutionary upheavals across the world between 1989 and 2019, drawing lessons for theorizing revolution today.

  • Under the Socialist Banner

    Edited by Mike Taber

    A collection of all the resolutions adopted by Second International congresses during the movement 's revolutionary Marxist period of 1889-1912.

  • Nowhere to Be Home

    Edited by Maggie Lemere and Zoe West

    Nowhere to Be Home is an eye-opening collection of oral histories exposing the realities of life under military rule. In their own words, men and women from Burma describe their lives in the country that Human Rights Watch has called “the textbook example of a police state.”

  • Out of Exile

    Edited by Craig Walzer

    In this book, refugees and abductees recount their escapes from the wars in Darfur and South Sudan, from political and religious persecution, and from abduction by militias. In their own words, they recount life before their displacement and the reasons for their flight.

  • Palestine Speaks

    Edited by Mateo Hoke and Cate Malek

    For more than six decades, Israel and Palestine have been the global focal point of intractable conflict, one that has led to one of the world’s most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises. In their own words, men and women from West Bank and Gaza describe how their lives have been shaped by the conflict. Here are stories that humanize the oft-ignored violations of human rights that occur daily in the occupied Palestinian territories.

  • The Precipice

    A collection of interviews with the world’s leading public intellectual from the time of the rise of Donald Trump to power to the end of his presidency.

  • Flying Kites

    A beautifully illustrated graphic novel about resilience, forgiveness, hope, and what it means to find your own voice behind prison walls

  • 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.
  • Songlands

    In Songlands, the stand alone finale to the Splinterlands trilogy, a poet and an AI launch a secret mission to rebuild the international community.

  • Haunted by Slavery

    A stirring memoir by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall: historian of slavery, veteran political activist, and widow of Black Bolshevik author Harry Haywood.

  • Remake the World

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.