Prof Judy Wajcman Trade Unionism, Work and Feminism Library Sale. 19th Aug 2022 onwards

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — Housmans Books

At this time of resurgence within the British trade union movement, with union, wildcat and even consumer strikes breaking out across the country, the timing couldn’t be better for this sale of books on trade unionism, work and feminism, as donated to Housmans by Professor Judy Wajcman.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, August 2022

Sunday, 14 August, 2022 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Seven new books for people who know that the point is to change the world 

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly Climate & Capitalism feature, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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Books: Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods

Friday, 5 August, 2022 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

To stop illegal logging we must understand the poachers

Lyndsie Bourgon
TREE THIEVES
Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods

Little, Brown, 2022

Reviewed by Martin Empson

Forests are one of the world’s most important biological reserves. They suck about a third of humanity’s carbon emissions out of the atmosphere each year. According to the United Nations, forests also “contain 60,000 different tree species, 80 percent of amphibian species, 75 percent of bird species, and 68 percent of the world’s mammal species.” Despite this importance, tree cover is being lost at an alarming rate, and as Lyndsie Bourgon’s new book details, significant damage to our forests comes from the illegal trade in wood, driven by the poaching of trees.

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Eddy Wiggins – The Lost Historian

18 August 2022 — Blue Lion Films

“Eddy Wiggins: Le Noir et Le Blanc”

[It’s unlikely that you’ll ever find this stunning book, unfortunately, I’ve tried, I was lent a copy by a friend. It’s an incredible document of the most beautiful photographs of African-American musicians hanging out in Paris in the 1950s. Absolutely stunning! The photographer, Eddy Wiggins almost completely unknown. B]

Eddie Wiggins

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The Future of Food? Genetic Engineering, Value Capture and Dependency

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 — CounterCurrents

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The following is an abridged version of the second chapter of the author’s short (free-to-read) e-book Food, Dispossession and Dependency (2022) 

GM crops are required to feed the world is a well-worn industry slogan trotted out at every available opportunity. Just like the claim of GM crops being a tremendous success, this too is based on a myth.

There is no global shortage of food. Even under any plausible future population scenario, there will be no shortage as evidenced by scientist Dr Jonathan Latham in his paper “The Myth of a Food Crisis” (2020).

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, July 2022

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Summer reading for greens and reds. New books on work, extractive industry., empire, pandemics, organizing, and socialism 

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly column, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, June 2022

Thursday, June 9 2022 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Seven important new books on science, medicine, and socialism.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly Climate & Capitalism feature, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, May 2022

Monday, 9 May 2022 — Climate & Capitalism

Democracy, insects, Cuba, plastic, capitalist drug pushers & trespassing. Books for understanding and changing the world

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly Climate & Capitalism feature, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, April 2022

Saturday, 9 April, 2022 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Our monthly selection of new books for people who want to change the world

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly Climate & Capitalism feature, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Populations in Check

Friday, 18 March, 2022 — Edward Curtin

A Review

By Edward Curtin

This book is a brilliant and comprehensive analysis of the Covid-19 crisis and the worldwide states of siege instituted under its cover.  Reading it, one cannot help but shake one’s head in outrage at the long-planned nature of the wealthy global elite’s seizure of power under the guise of a germ emergency and the revolutionary crisis it has created.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, February 2022

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Reading matter for reds and greens: Five new books and five recent reviews

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly Climate & Capitalism feature, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, January 2022

9 January 2022 — Climate & Capitalism

Start the new year with seven new books for red-greens and green-reds


Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly Climate & Capitalism feature, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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Long Read | Home and exile, freedom and loss

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — New Frame

Mandla Langa and Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s new novels, The Lost Language of the Soul and The Wanderers, intersect in their reflections on the lives of Umkhonto weSizwe freedom fighters.

(Photograph by Thabang Malatji)

Novelist, poet and short story writer Mandla Langa’s latest book, The Lost Language of the Soul, is a coming-of-age tale set largely in Zambia and apartheid South Africa in the late 1980s. The novel chronicles the odyssey of Joseph Mabaso, the son of an Umkhonto weSizwe soldier who goes in search of his mother after her sudden disappearance from their home in Lusaka. The search takes Langa’s teenage protagonist through various towns and borders until he ends up in South Africa.

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Colonialism: a cancer on the planet

30 December 2021 — MROnline

by Paul Buhl

| The Cancer of Colonialism W Alphaeus Hunton Black Liberation and the Daily Worker 194446 Edited with an Introduction by Tony Pecinovsky Foreword by Vijay Prashad New York International Publishers 2021 353pp 99 | MR OnlineThe Cancer of Colonialism: W. Alphaeus Hunton, Black Liberation and the Daily Worker 1944-46. Edited with an Introduction by Tony Pecinovsky. Foreword by Vijay Prashad. New York: International Publishers, 2021. 353pp, $19.99.

This highly unusual book highlights a forgotten journalist and thinker, but just as much, the assiduous research and interpretations by Tony Pecinovsky, a St. Louis activist and non-academic scholar, on the history of the U.S. Left. W.A. Hunton, to quote W.E.B. Du Bois, was “the kind of absolutely honest and unselfish scholar who is apt to be trampled on and neglected in the present American world.” (p.177) Thanks to Pecinovsky, Hunton is rediscovered.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, December 2021

16 December, 2021 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Six new books and six important essays for reds and greens

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Books: A chicken can’t lay a duck egg

23 November, 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Capital vs Climate

… and that’s why the market can’t solve the climate crisis


Bernice Maxton-Lee is co-author, with Graeme Maxton, of Resetting Our Future: A Chicken Can’t Lay a Duck Egg (John Hunt Publishing, October 2021)


by Bernice Maxton-Lee

How often are we told that the market must be part of the solution to the climate crisis? The efficiency, the focus, the discipline embedded in the pursuit of profit, the refinement of responding to consumer demands, each of us maximizing our individual utility, those are the values that will get us all pulling in the same, sustainable direction.

We’re told the collaboration of business and society will be win-win: companies will make loads of money; we, the people, will get a planet to live on. Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England, said “there will be great fortunes made” when businesses start doing “what society wants”.

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Books: Twilight capitalism

9 November 2021 — Michael Roberts Blog

Twilight capitalism: Karl Marx and the decay of the profit system is the best book on Marxist political economy in 2021.  Authored by Murray EG Smith, Jonah Butovsky and Josh Watterton, these Canadian-based Marxist economists have delivered a comprehensive and often original analysis of global capitalism in the 21st century.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf, November 2021

5 November 2021 — Climate & Capitalism

5 new books for reds and greens … plus 4 important articles and 3 recent reviews

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly column, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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