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Our recent books are available as e-pub files. They will be available in the future from our site. In the meantime you can purchase them from online distributors such as amazon.co.uk or kobo.com. For any query, write to info@resistancebooks.org.

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Many of our books can be purchased from the International Institute for Research and Education in Amsterdam at https://www.iire.org/iire-shop. By ordering from the IIRE in Amsterdam, you can be reassured that you won't pay any Brexit taxes.


 

PALESTINE AND MARXISM
Joseph Daher

RRP: £10 (print)
e-RRP: £4.99 (e-book)
150 pages; 140x216mm.

Publication date: August 2024

Palestine and Marxism provides an introduction to the Palestinian issue and a background to the current war on Gaza and engages in the strategic debates about how to win liberation. The framework is that the Palestinian struggle is inextricably linked to revolutionary processes in the Middle East and North Africa, and against all states in the region and especially Israel.

“What light can a Marxist analysis and perspective bring to our understanding of the Question of Palestine? This useful primer provides an overview of how the various topics related to the question can be apprehended from a socialist internationalist standpoint.”
Gilbert Achcar is a Lebanese socialist and Professor at SOAS.

OUT AUGUST 2024

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WAR, GLOBAL CAPITALISM AND RESISTANCE
Selected writings by
William I. Robinson

RRP: £15 (print). e-RRP: £9.99 (e-book)
200 pages; 140x216mm.

Publication date: September 2024

For the last twenty years, William I. Robinson has been developing a new theory of capitalism and the state; now his selected writings are collected in War, Global Capitalism and Resistance. His theory of capitalism, imperialism, and the state — describing a transnational capitalist world, a global police state, and the resistance to them — derives from earlier Marxists theories but also transforms and develops them. His writings challenge us to rethink our understanding of capitalism and the class struggle. This compact book contributes to contemporary Marxist theory and should be widely read and debated on the left. Dan La Botz, co-editor of New Politics

OUT SEPTEMBER 2024

 


 

 

ISRAEL'S WAR ON GAZA

Gilbert Achcar

RRP: £6, US$8, AU$12, €7 (print). RRP: £3, US$4, AU$6, €4 (e-book)
98 pages; 108x178mm.
Publication date: December 2023

Israel has seized the opportunity of Hamas's operation on 7 October 2023 to devastate Gaza, reducing it to rubble, massacring a huge number of its inhabitants and forcing the rest to flee. Another Nakba is underway, 75 years after the creation of Israel. This booklet includes articles by Gilbert Achcar written as the Israeli onslaught started unfolding in Gaza. He explains why the population of Gaza is facing such 'massive extermination', and argues that the refusal of Western governments to call for a ceasefire is making them accomplices to crimes against humanity.


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MAKING SENSE OF RUSSIA'S INVASION OF UKRAINE

Paul Le Blanc

RRP: £5, US$7, AU$10 (print) . RRP: £3, US$4, AU$6. (e-book)
95 pages; 108x178mm. Publication date: November 2023

In this small book, Paul Le Blanc tries to ‘make sense of the Russian invasion of Ukraine’. His starting point is for a victory for Ukrainian self-determination and opposition to imperialism in all its forms. Paul Le Blanc tackles the following themes: What Mistaken Friends Say – and Where They Are Right, Imperialism and Illusion, Which Side Are You On?, Views of Russian and Ukrainian Socialists, Lessons from History on Self-Determination, and Where the Weapons Come From.


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THE RUSSIAN INVASION AND THE UKRAINIAN LEFT

The struggle for a social Ukraine
Commons journal of social criticism 13/2013

Contents: To the Western Left, Between Survival and Resistance, For a Just Reconstruction

The Commons journal of social criticism is a left-wing Ukrainian media about economy, politics, history and culture, established in 2009 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Profits from the sales of this journal will go to fundraising initiatives for humanitarian relief and support of leftist and trade-unionist soldiers.

RRP: £10,US$15,AU$20 (print); 90 pages; 210x280mm.


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UPRISING
The October rebellion in Ecuador

Leonidas Iza, Andrés Tapia, and Andrés Madrid
Preface: Michael Löwy

UPRISING is a detailed description and analysis of the Indigenous-led uprising of October 2019 in Ecuador, written by three people deeply involved in the revolt. The lead author, Leonidas Iza, came to national prominence as one of the central leaders of the rebellion. On the final day of the paro, when the movement forced the government of Lenin Moreno to withdraw Decree 883 and accede to live televised talks with the leaders of Conaie, the main Indigenous umbrella organisation, it was Leonidas Iza who tore apart the arguments of the finance minister in front of the nation, giving him a master class in the implications of neoliberal economics and the government's deal with the IMF.

RRP: £19, €24, $28 (print)
RRP: £10.99, €15.99, $19.99 (e-book)

350 pages; 178×254 mm.
Includes tables and 40 photographs.

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THE WELL-DRESSED REVOLUTIONARY
The Odyssey of Michel Pablo in the age of uprisings

Hall Greenland

Born in Alexandria in 1911, Michel Pablo became a leading figure in the Fourth International from its foundation in 1938. Throughout the 20th century, he was active in revolutions around the globe. His political work ranged from agitation among German troops in World War II, to supporting the Algerians in their fight for freedom, to gun-running for Che Guevara. He also drafted revolutionary legislation in Allende’s Chile and Ben Bella’s Algeria. Throughout his long and eventful life, Pablo fought for a society based on ‘generalised self-management’ or ‘direct democracy’. The Well-Dressed Revolutionary is a meticulously researched biography of an exciting international figure (and his partner, Elly Diovouniotis).

Paperback RRP: £18, €22, $US25
E-book RRP: £9.99, €14.99, $US17.99
380 pages; 156×234 mm.

Out in September 2023
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CAPITALIST CHINA
and
SOCIALIST REVOLUTION

Simon Hannah

RRP paperback : £5, €6, $7; RRP e-book: £4, €5, $6; 78 pages

The economic and political growth of China and its transformation into a capitalist world power is one of the defining features of the modern age. It has shifted economic relations and the balance of power. Hundreds of millions of workers in China – the world’s largest working-class population – hold the future of the world in their hands. What China is and how it is developing is not an academic matter. This book is a contribution to the debate on China.

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HOPE AND MARXISM
Selected Historical and Theoretical Essays
by Ernest Mandel

RRP: £15, €18, $20 (print); 306 pages

Hope and Marxism collects essays by Ernest Mandel exploring Marxist theory and history. Most of the texts are newly translated. These include a discussion of Rosa Luxemburg’s place in the German workers movement, the development of the bourgeois state, the roots of Nazi violence, and an essay on Marxism and ecology. The texts in this book demonstrate Mandel’s use of an open Marxism to investigate theoretical and historical problems.

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DANGEROUS LIAISONS
The marriages and divorces of Marxism and Feminism

Cinzia Arruzza

An accessible introduction to the relationship between the workers’ movement and the women’s movement. The theoretical questions discussed include the origins of women’s oppression, domestic labour, dual systems theory, performativity and differentialism. The author writes passionately about the need to combine gender and class politics.

RRP £10, €13, $16

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ECOSOCIALISM
NOT
EXTINCTION
by Allan Todd

RRP: £5, €6, $7 (print); 88 pages

The planet is facing an existential crisis. An exit strategy from fossil energy and intensive animal agriculture is urgent. It must be based on a socially and economically just transition to renewables and a completely new relationship with the natural world. This book is an introduction to Ecosocialism and how to fight for it.

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RADICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS
and Anti-Capitalist Action

by Ian Parker

RRP: £5, €6, $7 (print); 86 pages

This crisis-ridden world is having disastrous effects on the climate, on our bodies and on our internal worlds, on how we feel and try to respond, on how we panic and on how we act collectively. Psychoanalysis can be part of this collective political response. Ian Parker shows how personal struggle can be linked to political struggle so we confront misery in this world and find alternatives in anti-capitalist resistance.

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INTRODUCTION TO MARXIST THEORY

Selected writings
by Ernest Mandel

RRP: £15, €18, $20 (print); 300 pages.

Introduction to Marxist Theory contains a selection of essays on key subjects Mandel worked on: the theory of the state, imperialism, reformism, and bureaucracy. “The Leninist Theory of Organisation” is an influential essay on class consciousness and organisation. The “Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory” was widely used as a textbook in classes on Marxist economics.

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Resistance Books is a feminist, internationalist and ecosocialist publisher. We publish books independently, and also jointly with Merlin Press (London) and the International Institute for Research and Education (Amsterdam).

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