New Book: Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power

By Michael E. Tigar. From Monthly Review Press: Lawyers confront mythologies in the context of their profession. But the struggle for human liberation makes mythology-busting the business of all of us. The rights we have learned to demand are not only trivialized in our current system of social relations; they are, in fact, antithetical to … More New Book: Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power

New Book: Deport, Deprive, Extradite – 21st Century State Extremism

by Nisha Kapoor. From Verso: In 2012 five Muslim men—Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan, Khalid al-Fawwaz, Adel Abdul Bary, and Abu Hamza—were extradited from Britain to the US to face terrorism-related charges. Fahad Hashmi was deported a few years before. Abid Naseer and Haroon Aswat would follow shortly. They were subject to pre-trial incarceration for up … More New Book: Deport, Deprive, Extradite – 21st Century State Extremism

New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

By Serena Cosgrove, Benjamin Curtis. From Routledge: Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, … More New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

URPE Brooklyn Conference: Left-Wing Economics in a Right-Wing Political Climate

St. Francis College, Brooklyn NY, April 8, 2017 The Conference will bring together the theoretical perspectives of radical political economics and the organizational experiences of those engaged in struggle on the many crucial issues confronting us today.   It will, we hope, contribute to the development of an agenda that can guide all of us … More URPE Brooklyn Conference: Left-Wing Economics in a Right-Wing Political Climate

Democracy Spring protests at the U.S Capitol

Thousands of demonstrators, as part of the social justice organization Democracy Spring, have been staging a mass sit-in at the US Capital this week protesting the unlimited sums of money in politics, which ultimately benefit and protect the wealthiest 1% at the general public’s expense, while at the same time laws are hammered through to … More Democracy Spring protests at the U.S Capitol