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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.

PODCAST: ‘Radicals in Conversation’
Choke Points

We are joined by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Katy Fox-Hodess and Kim Moody in a discussion about the power of logistics workers in the USA and beyond.

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These are the stories of the workers who undermine capitalism at its weakest point.
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‘Stop Treating Us Like Dogs!’
Worker Resistance at Amazon in Poland

When Amazon arrived in  Poland, attracted by cheap labour costs and strict union laws, little did it know that the high-pressure working conditions it institutes would produce wildcat strikes and cross-border solidarities amongst its workforce.

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A radical history of Turkey, from the end of the Ottoman Empire to the present day, rejecting traditional narratives of a 'clash of civilisations'
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Why is Turkey Authoritarian?
From Atatürk to Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s electoral victory returned him to the presidency, a disappointment for all those alarmed by his authoritarianism and rejection of democratic principles. But why does democracy continue to elude Turkey?

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Urban marginalisation, police violence and institutional discrimination in modern France
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World Cup Summer in Postcolonial France

France is a bellwether for postcolonial anxieties and populist politics. Football is the stage wherein these anxieties and politics often play out. How are the social and cultural contours of the nation represented during the 2018 World Cup?

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A myth-busting popular history of the German Revolution focusing on the roles of women, workers and ordinary people
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Women and the German Revolution 1918-1919

Going beyond the familiar names of Rosa Luxemburg or Clara Zetkin and onto the factory floors and the streets, we examine the significant role of women in the fight for a radical popular democracy during the 1918-1919 German Revolution.

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Deepening our Understanding of Social Reproduction Theory

Pluto is launching a new series on Social Reproduction Theory with Tithi Bhattacharya and Susan Ferguson as series editors. In this blog, they explain the urgent need for such a series in our current political moment.

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How do childcare, healthcare, education, family life and the roles of gender, race and sexuality affect our lives under capitalism?
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Tithi Bhattacharya

Tithi Bhattacharya

Karl Marx said that all human society was built on labour – the physical and mental work through which we transform the world around us. For generations, Marxists have seen struggles over work as central to any kind of revolutionary movement:...

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