Among the growing range of books on the Occupy movement Dreaming in Public will stand out for one simple reason. It is of the movement, not about it.
Bordered Lives: How Europe fails refugees and migrants is Hsiao-Hung Pai’s landmark book in the reporting of what we know as Europe’s ‘refugee crisis’ or ‘migrant crisis’ – and a cry from the heart about an asylum system that is simply not fit for purpose. Pai travels to meet migrants and asylum-seekers who have just been washed up on the shores of Lampedusa and Sicily and have been absorbed into dismal reception camps. She also follows the journey of some of the people who have ended up in Western Europe. While the news headlines about the ‘refugee crisis’ focus on people smuggling and encourage a far-right response to it, Pai finds the ‘crisis’ to be one about Europe’s response to the displaced people.
A union rep and his granddaughter discuss the history of the labour movement, from the 14th century right up to today. Foreword by Jeremy Corbyn.
Award-winning activist and bestselling author Vandana Shiva exposes the unaccountable actions of the ultra-rich and takes her place at the forefront of the fightback.
An illustrated critique of the negative impacts of religion centred on an appeal for creationism to be dropped from education.
Capitalism likes us to believe in the steady, inevitable march of progress, from the abacus to the iPad. But the historical record tells of innumerable roads not taken, all of which could have led to better worlds, and still can.
If you thought we had defeated the big trade and investment deals like TTIP and TPP think again. Privatized Planet exposes the myths about 'free trade' in this new age of globalization.
Dissidents of the International Left features interviews with progressives, leftists, liberals, leaders of social movements, dissidents, anarchists and feminists from all over the world. Their views, in their own words, not previously published.
An essential tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics, this book lays bare the complexity of the region - its emergence from fallen empires, the shaping of its current contours by oil and outside intervention, the wave of change that broke in 2011, and the violence that has swept the region since. With his customarily acute analysis, Dan Smith, author of The State of the World Atlas,uncovers the web of fault-lines that underlies the Middle East.
The Memory We Could Be attempts to move beyond the sterile, technical language that has pervaded discussions around climate change and ecology. It seeks to counter the bureaucratic prose of our conversations, to humanise the abstraction of global warming, and bring different voices into the conversation.