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An independent publisher of radical, left‐wing non­‐fiction books. Established in 1969, we are one of the oldest radical publishing houses in the UK, but our focus remains making timely interventions in contemporary struggles.
In today’s workplaces we work harder and longer, labouring under the illusion that this will bring us more wealth. As this myth becomes increasingly preposterous, it’s time to understand why we believe in it, and where it came from.
The city of London is celebrated as one of the most ethnically diverse capitals in the world, and has been a magnet of migration since its origin. Looking To London steps into the maelstrom of current and recent wars and...

PODCAST: ‘Radicals in Conversation’ – Books for Prisoners!

In this episode we chat with Charlie Gilmour and Luke Billingham, discussing how books can open windows to those trapped inside the UK’s prison system.

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Revolutionary Lives

These books are short, sharp biographies of radical political figures. They open up the lives of the women and men who lived through extraordinary times, who struggled through revolution, reaction, violence, nationalism and colonialism, and who...

Austerity, a response to the aftermath of the financial crisis, continues to devastate contemporary Britain.
In The Violence of Austerity, Vickie Cooper and David Whyte bring together the voices of campaigners and academics including...

Tithi Bhattacharya

Tithi Bhattacharya is a Marxist historian and activist, writing extensively on gender and the politics of Islamophobia. She has been active in movements for social justice throughout her life, spearheading campaigns across three continents. She is... VIEW

VIDEO: Peter Fleming introduces ‘The Death of Homo Economicus’

In this short video, Peter Fleming, author of The Death of Homo Economicus (Pluto, 2017), answers the questions ‘who was homo economicus?’ and ‘how does its ghost continue to haunt us today?’

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VIDEO: Ciara Cremin introduces ‘Man-Made Woman’

In this video, Ciara Cremin, author of Man-Made Woman: The Dialectics of Cross-Dressing (Pluto, 2017) talks about desire, gender, masculinity and society through the lens of critical theory and cross-dressing.

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Wobblies of the World

Wobblies of the World

Join us at this free, public event to launch the new book anthology, Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW, published by Pluto Press.

Co-editor Peter Cole will be present and in conversation with journalist Michelle...



Deregulation, revenge evictions, parliamentary corruption and day-to-day instability. Using statistics, taken from The Rent Trap by Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj, this infographic reveals what is really going on in the private rented sector.

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This is a disturbing account of the campaign to promote fear and hatred of Muslims in the United States and Europe, from the 'War on Terror' to Trump's travel ban.
Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative bloggers, right-wing...

Islamophobia: The New Western Racism

Looking at politics, the media and cultural output, Traverso reveals significant similarities between today’s Islamophobia and the older anti-Semitism.

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