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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’
Decolonising the University

We are joined by Gurminder Bhambra and Dalia Gebrial in a discussion about the growing movement to ‘decolonise the university’.

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Understanding and transforming the universities' colonial foundations.

What is there to Decolonise?

If Macron’s assertion that colonialism is a thing of the past is true, then why the dehumanisation of POC at Yarlswood, or the glorification of imperialists in our public places? Tanzil Chowdhury considers the work of the de-coloniser.

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There are many roads to war, but only one path to peace in North Korea

VIDEO: Five Myths About North Korea

In this short video, North Korea expert and author of ‘Talking to North Korea’ Glyn Ford debunks five big myths about North Korea, including the rationale behind its nuclear weapons programme.

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VIDEO: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers

In this short video, David Austin, editor of the new book Moving Against the System, talks about one of the most important political events in the history of Black radicalism, which took place in Montreal in October 1968.

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These are the stories of the workers who undermine capitalism at its weakest point.

‘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'

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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