Books

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read,” Groucho Marx

We are the authors and actors of our own history

by Laurence Cox on September 10, 2014

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As neoliberalism struggles to find a long-term survival strategy, a new book explores how Marxism can contribute to the praxis of contemporary movements.

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Zibechi’s new book forcefully exhibits how the insatiable drive for capital accumulation continues to dispossess and repress Brazil’s marginalized poor.

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They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy.

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Conscience on trial: the United States vs Manning

by Anthony Tarrant on May 26, 2014

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Clark Stoeckley’s new book sheds a bright light on the case of Private Manning, whose trial the US government has tried so hard to shroud in secrecy.

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Creditocracy: making the case for debt refusal

by Hollis Phelps on February 10, 2014

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In his latest book, Creditocracy, scholar-activist Andrew Ross makes a compelling case for debt refusal as “a protective deed on behalf of democracy”.

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Understanding European movements from ’68 to 2011

by Parthena Xanthopoulou-Dimitriadou on February 7, 2014

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In the aftermath of 2011, the new volume by Fominaya and Cox provides an excellent analytical framework and empirical overview of European movements.

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Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

by Max Haiven on January 17, 2014

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The years to come will be defined by struggles over our ability to imagine radically expanded horizons beyond the capitalist enclosure of the commons.

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Heather Marsh’s new book puts forward a challenge: how to achieve mass collaboration on a global scale and awaken what is inherently human in the heart.

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We want to break. We want to create a different world. Now. Nothing more common, nothing more obvious. Nothing more simple. Nothing more difficult.

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Book review: Hessel & Morin — The Road to Hope

by Pierre Laernoes on January 18, 2012

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Pierre Laernoes reviews the latest book by the 94-year old French resistance hero and author of Indignez-Vous. The road to hope lies in transformation.

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