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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 14 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Craftivist Collective Handbook by Sarah P Corbett
    The Craftivist Collective Handbook - by Sarah P Corbett

    £22.00   hardback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781800182509 | ISBN 10: 1800182503

    If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, can we make our activism more beautiful, kind and fair?   ‘Gentle Protest’ is a unique methodology of strategic, compassionate and visually intriguing activism using handicrafts as a t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beauty is in the Street: Protest and Counterculture in Post-War Europe by Joachim C. Haberlen
    Beauty is in the Street: Protest and Counterculture in Post-War Europe - by Joachim C. Haberlen

    £35.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780241479377 | ISBN 10: 0241479371

    'A rich and readable account of left-wing activism in the West and opposition to Soviet-style communism in the East' Katja Hoyer, The Spectator  'A dream, perhaps, but one that still sounds worth fighting for, even beautiful' Stuart Jeffries, ... more

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  • Cover image of book They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl
    They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom - by Ahed Tamimi and Dena Takruri

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780593134597 | ISBN 10: 0593134591

    A Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers illuminates the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir.  “I cannot even begin to convey the clarity, the intensity, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir by Raja Shehadeh
    We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir - by Raja Shehadeh

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781788169981 | ISBN 10: 1788169980

    A subtle psychological portrait of the author's relationship with his father during the twentieth-century battle for Palestinian human rights.   A FINALIST FOR THE US NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2023 FOR NONFICTION   'Profoundly personal as wel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Comrades Come Rally! Manchester Communists in the 1930s & 1940s by Mike Crowley
    Comrades Come Rally! Manchester Communists in the 1930s & 1940s - by Mike Crowley

    £15.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914143533 | ISBN 10: 1914143531

    Comrades Come Rally is a history of the Communist Party in Manchester revealed through the lives of rank and file members, through the struggle against mass unemployment, the fight against fascism in Britain and in Spain, to the election of the 1945 ... more

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  • Cover image of book XOXY: A Memoir - Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist by Kimberly M Zieselman
    XOXY: A Memoir - Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist - by Kimberly M Zieselman

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781785928376 | ISBN 10: 1785928376

    Meet Kimberly, a regular suburban housewife and mother, whose discovery later in life that she was born intersex fuelled her to become an international human rights defender and globally-recognised activist.   Charting her intersex discovery a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taking Up Space: The Black Girl
    Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529118544 | ISBN 10: 1529118549

    As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. Recent Cambridge grads Chelsea and Ore experienced this first-hand, and wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change.  FOR BLACK GIRLS ... more

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  • Cover image of book 50 Years Legal: Five Decades of Fighting for Equal Rights by Simon Napier-Bell, edited with Mark Neeter
    50 Years Legal: Five Decades of Fighting for Equal Rights - by Simon Napier-Bell, edited with Mark Neeter

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911346203 | ISBN 10: 1911346202

    This is both the story of the 50-year battle for equal rights and deeply personal accounts from high profile politicians, comedians, actors and others in the public arena.  The book features contributions from David Hockney, Stephen Fry, Julian Clar ... more

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  • Cover image of book May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France by Mitchell Abidor
    May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France - by Mitchell Abidor

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745336947 | ISBN 10: 0745336949

    The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative and influential, changing European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow
    No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson - by Jeff Sparrow

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911617204 | ISBN 10: 1911617206

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.   Paul Robeson was a brilliant student and champion athlete who abandoned a career in law to find worldwide fame as a performer and activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous African American of his time — be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Posters for Change: Tear, Paste, Protest: 50 Removable Posters by Various artists
    Posters for Change: Tear, Paste, Protest: 50 Removable Posters - by Various artists

    £21.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781616896928 | ISBN 10: 1616896922

    The US presidential election in 2016 brought to a head myriad political activism around the world, around the rights of minorities, women, the LGBTQ community, and the environment. In the midst of this turmoil, nearly 300 designers from around the wo ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little Book of Craftivism by Sarah Corbett
    A Little Book of Craftivism - by Sarah Corbett

    £5.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908714077 | ISBN 10: 1908714077

    Craftivism is a term coined by Betsy Greer, referring to the raising of social consciousness through the medium of craft. The Craftivist Collective, run by Sarah Corbett, is at the forefront of this movement. Their mini cross-stitched banners and tin ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation by Michael Kazin
    American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation - by Michael Kazin

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780307279194 | ISBN 10: 0307279197

    An intimate history of the reformers, radicals, and idealists who fought for a different America, from the abolitionists to Michael Moore and Noam Chomsky.   While the history of the left is a long story of idealism and determination, it has ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Shall I Live My Life? On Liberating the Earth from Civilization by Derrick Jensen
    How Shall I Live My Life? On Liberating the Earth from Civilization - by Derrick Jensen

    £17.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781604860030 | ISBN 10: 1604860030

    In this collection of interviews, Derrick Jensen discusses the destructive dominant culture with ten people who have devoted their lives to undermining it. Whether it is Carolyn Raffensperger and her radical approach to public health, or Thomas Berry ... more

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