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Check out these classic titles by Lucio Colletti, Domitila Barrios de Chungara, Karl Korsch, Gordon K. Lewis, Nikolai Bukharin, and Ernest Mandel, available now! … | more |

Links review of The Ecological Rift

Links review of The Ecological Rift

Climate change is often called the greatest environment threat facing humanity. The threat is very real. Unless we cut carbon pollution fast, runaway climate change will worsen existing environmental and social problems, and create new ones of its own. But it’s no longer enough to simply refer to the climate crisis. Climate change is one part of a broader ecological disaster, brought about by an economic system that relies on constant growth, endless accumulation, and ever-deepening human alienation.… | more |

Progressive Populist review of Agriculture and Food in Crisis

Progressive Populist review of Agriculture and Food in Crisis

A chilling trend stalks humanity: the price of food. It’s climbing now as it did in 2008. How and why is this nightmare back?… Let’s, briefly, look back to three years ago. “Prices for basic foodstuffs doubled or tripled in a short period, and food riots spread beyond Mexico to many countries in the global South,” write Fred Magdoff and Brian Tokar, co-editors of Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance and Renewal (Monthly Review Press, November 2010).… | more |

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NEW: Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, Volume II by István Mészáros

NEW: Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, Volume II by István Mészáros

In The Dialectic of Structure and History, Volume Two of Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, István Mészáros brings the comprehension of our condition and the possibility of emancipatory social action beyond the highest point reached to date. Building on the indicatory flashes of conceptual lightning in the Grundrisse and other works of Karl Marx, Mészáros sets out the relations of structure and agency, individual and society, base and superstructure, nature and history, in a dialectical totality open to the future.… | more |

Steve Early on Book Tour

Steve Early on Book Tour

Steve Early, author of Embedded With Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Homeand The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor, forthcoming from Haymarket Books, is on book tour.… | more |

VIDEO: Fred Magdoff and William Camacaro on the Food Crisis

VIDEO: Fred Magdoff and William Camacaro on the Food Crisis

On March 21, Fred Magdoff, co-editor of Agriculture and Food in Crisis, was joined by contributor William Camacaro to discuss the global food crisis, its origins, and how people can respond. Watch the video here.… | more |

The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism reviewed in Sacramento News & Review

The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism reviewed in Sacramento News & Review

Michael Perelman, economics professor at CSU Chico, uses the Greek legend of Procrustes, who sadistically shortened or stretched unwary travelers to fit them on his iron bed, as a metaphor for a system that cruelly disciplines workers. In The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism: How Market Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Workers, Perelman shows how economic theory marginalizes workers and makes a robust case against the idea that competitive markets create freedom.… | more |

Interview with John Tully, author of The Devil's Milk: A Social History of Rubber

Interview with John Tully, author of The Devil's Milk: A Social History of Rubber

Why, of all possible commodities, did you choose to write a book on rubber? “It started with direct experience of a rubber factory: namely working on a major overhaul of the Banbury internal mixer at the old Goodyear tire factory in suburban Melbourne. Before that, like most people, I hadn’t given much thought to it. Of course, when I was a small kid it was fascinating stuff, but after that it might as well have been invisible for all the attention I paid to it. Working on the Banbury made me think about it again and it became clear upon reflection that it was a pretty crucial commodity.”… | more |

James Cockcroft on Book Tour

James Cockcroft on Book Tour

James D. Cockcroft, the author of Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now and Mexico’s Hope, is currently on book tour.… | more |

Durban Social Forum Declaration

Durban Social Forum Declaration

This declaration was adopted at a mass meeting of the Durban Social Forum held in the township of Mpumalanga on August 28, 2001. The DSF was created to organize a response to South Africa’s hosting the UN World Conference Against Racism. Its declaration is a message of solidarity with oppressed people around the world. The original declaration was drafted and adopted in isiZulu, and translated into English.… | more |