Call For Papers: Writing as Resistance in the Age of Demagoguery

Writing has long been regarded as an act of overt and covert resistance depending on the situated and lived contexts in which writers have questioned and challenged those in power and the means, both materially and discursively, by which they rule society. However, in contrast to written texts that openly call for radical societal changes … More Call For Papers: Writing as Resistance in the Age of Demagoguery

July-August 2017 Issue of Monthly Review: On Revolution & Counterrevolution

In this special issue, the variety of views to which the magazine is open should be evident. On a topic as ambitious as “Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1917-2017” it would be irrational to expect complete agreement or to assume that one perspective has all the answers—the historical issues are too complex and the human stakes are … More July-August 2017 Issue of Monthly Review: On Revolution & Counterrevolution

New Book: Stories of Progressive Institutional Change – Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy

By Deborah M. Figart. From Palgrave: This book presents a series of political economy short stories of collective agency, weaving together the history of a progressive change with a discussion of the role of institutions to effect change. These stories highlight sustained activism around valuing caring, ending discrimination, protecting the environment, improving worker well-being, and … More New Book: Stories of Progressive Institutional Change – Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy

New Book: Creating an Ecological Society – Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams From Monthly Review Press: Sickened by the contamination of their water, their air, of the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing them. It is now clearer than ever that capitalism is also degrading the Earth’s ability … More New Book: Creating an Ecological Society – Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

New Book: Radicals in the Barrio – Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class

by Justin Akers Chacón From Haymarket Books: Aground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States. Radicals in the Barrio uncovers a long and rich history of political radicalism within the Mexican and Chicano working class in the United States. Chacón clearly and sympathetically documents … More New Book: Radicals in the Barrio – Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class

New book: Assembly by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri

From Oxford University Press: In recent years “leaderless” social movements have proliferated around the globe, from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia. Some of these movements have led to impressive gains: the toppling of authoritarian leaders, the furthering of progressive policy, and checks on repressive state forces. They … More New book: Assembly by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri