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Protests, Demonstrations and Direct Action -

Related category: Changing the World
Related booklists: Activism & Resistance, Changing the World, The Occupy Movement and Occupation,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 17 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina
    Riot Days - by Maria Alyokhina

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141986616 | ISBN 10: 0141986611

    From activist, Pussy Riot member and freedom fighter Maria Alyokhina, a raw, hallucinatory, passionate account of her arrest, trial and imprisonment in a penal colony in the Urals for standing up for what she believed in.  People who believe in f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Protest! Stories of Resistance by Ra Page (Editor)
    Protest! Stories of Resistance - by Ra Page (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910974438 | ISBN 10: 1910974439

    Whatever happened to British protest?  For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors)
    Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity - by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors)

    £24.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780748698950 | ISBN 10: 0748698957

    The first 50-year retrospective of the most tumultuous year the 1960s for activism and radical politics.  The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy. Gay rights, women's rights and civil rights. The Black Panthers and the Viet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre & Protest by Lara Shalson
    Theatre & Protest - by Lara Shalson

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781137443090 | ISBN 10: 113744309x

    How does protest engage with theatre? What does theatre have to gain from protest?  Theatre and protest are often closely interlinked in the contemporary cultural and political landscape, and the line between protest and performance can be diffi ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power by Matthew Bolton
    How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power - by Matthew Bolton

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408892725 | ISBN 10: 1408892723

    "This extraordinary book is the roadmap for a new kind of effective activism."(Brian Eno) "This book is for people who are angry with the ways things are and want to do something about it; for people who are frustrated with the system, or worried ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why We March: Signs Of Protest And Hope by Artisan
    Why We March: Signs Of Protest And Hope - by Artisan

    £11.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781579658281 | ISBN 10: 1579658288

    On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity.   This inspiring collection featur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shout It Loud, Shout It Clear by John Comino-James
    Shout It Loud, Shout It Clear - by John Comino-James

    £25.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911306092 | ISBN 10: 191130609x

    Over the last two years John Comino-James has been been photographing demonstrations across many parts of the UK, from those associated with the 2015 General Election right through to the 2016 EU Referendum.   In his new book, Shout It Loud, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why I March: Images from the Women
    Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World - by Various photographers

    £11.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781419728853 | ISBN 10: 1419728857

    New York Times Bestseller Indiebound Bestseller The Washington Post Bestseller San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller   On January 21, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism by L.A. Kauffman
    Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism - by L.A. Kauffman

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784784096 | ISBN 10: 1784784095

    A longtime movement insider's powerful account of the origins of today's protest movements and what they can achieve now.   As Americans take to the streets in record numbers to resist the presidency of Donald Trump, L.A. Kauffman’s timely, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief by Steve Crawshaw, with a Foreword by Ai Weiwei
    Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief - by Steve Crawshaw, with a Foreword by Ai Weiwei

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910552308 | ISBN 10: 1910552305

    When no one’s listening, it takes more than shouting louder to be heard...   Street Spirit is a celebration of some of the most remarkable protests from around the world that have used humour, courage and creativity to bring about change. Am ... more

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  • Cover image of book Many Grains of Sand: A Sourcebook of Ideas for Changing the World, Tried and Tested in Catalonia by Liz Castro
    Many Grains of Sand: A Sourcebook of Ideas for Changing the World, Tried and Tested in Catalonia - by Liz Castro

    £20.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781611500493 | ISBN 10: 1611500494

    Many Grains of Sand is a collection of photographs and stories that give witness to the creativity and variety of initiatives being undertaken by the people of Catalonia in order to win their independence peacefully and democratically.  The obje ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hammer Blow: How Ten Women Disarmed a Warplane by Andrea Needham
    The Hammer Blow: How Ten Women Disarmed a Warplane - by Andrea Needham

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780946409204 | ISBN 10: 094640920x

    On 29 January 1996, Jo Blackman, Lotta Kronlid and Andrea Needham broke into a British Aerospace factory in Lancashire and used household hammers to disarm a Hawk warplane bound for Indonesia. They were arrested, charged with £2.4m of criminal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Riots and Political Protest by Simon Winlow, Steve Hall, Daniel Briggs and James Treadwell
    Riots and Political Protest - by Simon Winlow, Steve Hall, Daniel Briggs and James Treadwell

    £29.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780415730822 | ISBN 10: 0415730821

    The years 2008 to 2013 saw a new generation of political protestors take to the streets. Riots disrupted many Western cities and new protest movements emerged, keen to address a bleak context of economic collapse and austerity politics.   In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Acts of Minor Dissent by Mark Thomas
    100 Acts of Minor Dissent - by Mark Thomas

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910463031 | ISBN 10: 1910463035

    Comedian Mark Thomas has been campaigning for over nearly three decades. He has remained uniquely relevant and agitated where others have mellowed and capitulated.  One Hundred Acts of Minor Dissent is the brilliantly funny account of a year spe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fight the Power! A Visual History of Protest Amongst the English Speaking Peoples by New Internationalist
    Fight the Power! A Visual History of Protest Amongst the English Speaking Peoples - by New Internationalist

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780261225 | ISBN 10: 1780261225

    A unique, historical graphic novel that captures key moments in the fight against oppression through the centuries. Features a range of styles and contributors, including cult artist Hunt Emerson.  In his famous history series A History of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Protest Camps by Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel and Patrick McCurdy
    Protest Camps - by Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel and Patrick McCurdy

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780323558 | ISBN 10: 1780323557

    From Tahrir Square to Occupy, from the Red Shirts in Thailand to the Teachers in Oaxaca, protest camps are a highly visible feature of social movements' activism across the world. They are spaces where people come together to imagine alternative worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tahrir Square: The Heart of the Egyptian Revolution by Mia Grndahl (photographer), Foreword by Ayman Mohyeldin
    Tahrir Square: The Heart of the Egyptian Revolution - by Mia Grndahl (photographer), Foreword by Ayman Mohyeldin

    £18.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9789774165115 | ISBN 10: 977416511x

    A visual celebration of the spirit of Tahrir.   When Egyptians began demonstrating against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak on 25 January 2011, few could anticipate that the demonstrations would grow into a revolution to aston ... more

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