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How to blow up a pipeline
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How to blow up a pipeline

In the year that it became a feature film, here we extract Malm’s iconic call to action, in the hope it may inspire you to take some in 2024.

Written by: Andreas Malm

Working Girl: On Selling Art and Selling Sex
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Working Girl: On Selling Art and Selling Sex

Sex and art, we're told, are sacred. Two spheres that ought to be kept separate from the ravages of the marketplace. Yet both are built on the commodification of creativity and desire argues Sophia Giovannitti in this excerpt from her astounding new book.

Written by: Sophia Giovannitti

Speak Out: The Brixton Black Women’s Group
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Speak Out: The Brixton Black Women’s Group

In this excerpt from ‘Speak Out: A Brixton Black Women’s Group Reader’, meet the members of the Brixton Black Women’s Group and their extraordinary contribution to the fight for justice.

Written by: Jade Bentil

Love and Money, Sex and Death
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Love and Money, Sex and Death

Read an excerpt of McKenzie Wark’s stunning memoir of transition, history, art, and memory.

Written by: McKenzie Wark

Zionism is not Judaism and other myths about Israel
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Zionism is not Judaism and other myths about Israel

In this excerpt from his groundbreaking book, outspoken and radical Israeli historian Ilan Pappe examines the origins of Zionism and tracks its role in early decades nation building.

Written by: Ilan Pappe

Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History
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Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History

This excerpt from the impassioned and beautifully drawn story of the Haitian revolution, originally by C.L.R. James, is a must read.

Written by: C.L.R. James

How Big Pharma got out of the business of curing people
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How Big Pharma got out of the business of curing people

Since the neo-liberal revolution of the 1980s pharmaceutical companies have super charged their profiteering, at the expense of patients. In this edited extract from his new book Pharmanomics, Nick Dearden explains how and looks to the solutions.

Written by: Nick Dearden

Why we must abolish all work to truly be free
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Why we must abolish all work to truly be free

Recent years have seen many proposals for how to reduce the time we spend working. But they too often neglect the considerable burden of domestic labor and other care work, disproportionately borne by women, argue Helen Hester and Nick Srnicek in their new book, After Work.

Written by: Helen Hester

How Britain became a shattered nation
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How Britain became a shattered nation

In this excerpt from his new book, acclaimed academic Danny Dorling exposes a new geography of inequality and social fissures across the country.

Written by: Danny Dorling

How Trump used organised misogyny to end the right to safe, legal abortion in the US
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How Trump used organised misogyny to end the right to safe, legal abortion in the US

In this extract from Bodies under Siege, author Siân Norris explores how online communities were weaponised to end the constitutional right to abortion, one year on from the overturning of Roe v Wade

Written by: Siân Norris

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