Activism & Social Movements

  • Take Back The Fight

    Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age

    By Nora Loreto     Forthcoming November 2020

    In Take Back The Fight, Nora Loreto examines the state of modern feminism in Canada and argues that feminists must organize to take back feminism from politicians, business leaders and journalists who distort and obscure its power.

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  • More Powerful Together

    Conversations With Climate Activists and Indigenous Land Defenders

    By Jen Gobby     Forthcoming July 2020

    How can social movements help bring about large-scale systems change? In reflecting on what’s working and what’s not working in these movements, taking inventory of the obstacles hindering efforts, and imagining the strategies for building a powerful movement of movements, a common theme emerges: relationships are crucial to building movements strong enough to transform systems.

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  • NOlympians

    Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond

    By Jules Boykoff     April 2020

    “The need for critical writing about the Olympics has never been more important and no one does it more effectively or incisively than Jules Boykoff. Here he shows us not only the potential harm of the LA 2028 Summer Games but the activists who are bringing this reality to light.” — Dave Zirin

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  • Frontline Farmers

    How the National Farmers Union Resists Agribusiness and Creates Our New Food Future

    Edited by Annette Aurélie Desmarais     November 2019

    Who grows the food we eat? How important is it that family farms are viable in Canada today and in the future? How do viable family farms help determine the safety, diversity and sustainability of Canada’s food systems? Why is this important to those of us who do not farm?

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  • Holocaust to Resistance, My Journey

    By Suzanne Berliner Weiss     October 2019

    A powerful, awe-inspiring memoir from author and activist Suzanne Berliner Weiss.

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    A Roseway Book
  • When Poverty Mattered

    Then and Now

    By Paul Weinberg     October 2019

    Founded in Toronto in 1968, the Praxis Corporation was a progressive research institute mandated to spark political discussion about a range of social issues, such as poverty, homelessness, anti-war activism, community activism and worker organization. Deemed a radical threat by the Canadian state, Praxis was put under RCMP surveillance. In 1970, Praxis’s office was burgled and burned to the ground.

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  • Counterrevolution

    The Global Rise of the Far Right

    By Walden Bello     July 2019

    “A tour de force, required reading for all concerned about our political fate wherever we may be.” —Michael Burawoy, professor of sociology, University of California at Berkeley

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  • What Moves Us

    The Lives and Times of the Radical Imagination

    Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven     October 2017

    In original essays and interviews, radical thinkers from across Canada and beyond contemplate the birth of their own radical consciousness and the political and intellectual commitments that animate their activism.

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  • We Can Do Better

    Ideas for Changing Society

    By David Camfield     August 2017

    In We Can Do Better, David Camfield lays out a theoretical basis for political and social change that fuses critical Marxism with insights from anti-racist queer feminism. This reconstructed historical materialism treats capitalism and class as inextricably interwoven with gender, race and sexuality.

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  • Blood of Extraction

    Canadian Imperialism in Latin America

    By Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber     November 2016

    “A careful and comprehensive analysis of Canada’s economic policies and political interference in Latin America” — Noam Chomsky

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