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  • The Billboard

    As a play and book, The Billboard is a cultural force that treats abortion as more than pro-life or pro-choice.

  • City of Women (London)

    A feminist reclamation of London’s hidden history, through a reimagining of the city’s iconic Tube map.

  • Marx in Paris, 1871

    An imaginative work of historical fiction places Karl Marx in the thick of the remarkable events of the Paris Commune.

  • Blood in the Face (revised new edition)

    A riveting, jaw-dropping view of America's white supremacy movement.

  • A Revolutionary for Our Time

    Rodney’s immensely creative and original use of Marxism was both a challenge to radical understandings of development and colonialisation but also faithful to a certain framework of analysisin the period he lived.

  • The Body Family

    Hope Wabuke weaves together a coming-of-age narrative: a Black girl child of immigrants fleeing from genocidal terror to America.

  • Breaking the Impasse

    A timely and persuasive discussion of the circumstances, challenges, and possibilities facing the new socialist movement in the US.

  • An Enemy Such as This

    An Enemy Such as This ”tells the story of the Casuses, a Navajo family whose lives overlay like a map onto the places and world-historical events at the heart of nineteenth and twentieth century colonial conquest.

  • 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?

  • Invisible Hands

    Edited by Corrine Goria
    The men and women in Invisible Hands reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Under the Blacklight

    Critical insights from artists, activists, and scholars on the frontlines of the fight against racism and Covid-19.

  • The Voice of Witness Reader

    Voice of Witness Reader is an astonishing record of human rights issues in the twenty-first century; a testament to the resilience and courage of the most marginalized among us; and an opportunity to better understand the world we live in through human connection and a participatory vision of history.

  • 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.

  • Community as Rebellion

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

  • DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW.

    Arab womanhood, migration, queerness and Palestine are navigated with striking lyricism and urgency in Noor Hindi’s defiant collection.

  • Elite Capture

    A powerful indictment of the ways elites have co-opted radical critiques of racial capitalism to serve their own ends.

  • 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. 

  • The Sinking Middle Class

    A fierce, historically informed polemic against the idea that the middle class is the key to US greatness, past and future.

  • All the Blood Involved in Love

    All the Blood Involved in Love enters the world as the US continues its dramatic fights over reproductive rights.

  • Rehearsals for Living

    Articulating abolitionist and anti-colonial presents and futures, Rehearsals for Living asks what it means to get free.

  • Tragedy of American Science

    A compelling and timely account of the corruption, corporatization, and militarization of science in the United States.

  • Abolishing State Violence

    Abolishing State Violence calls for the abolition of structures of violence, including police, prisons, borders, war, nuclear weapons, surveillance, and capitalism.