PUBLICATIONS

Books by A*CR members, supporters and also those whose work we recommend reading.

Why We Need Anti‑Capitalist Resistance

Simon Hannah gives an outline of Marxism and how it can help us in the fight to free people from exploitation and save the planet

System Crash

Revolution – ending the rule of capital and the state – has become an existential necessity. This book is a call to arms.

Creeping Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It

This book is about one simple idea: that the wave of racism and reaction sweeping the world is the modern form of fascism.

The Global Police State

As the world becomes ever more unequal, people become ever more 'disposable'. Today, governments systematically exclude sections of their populations from society though heavy-handed policing. But it doesn't always go to plan. William I. Robinson exposes the nature and dynamics of this out-of-control system, arguing for the urgency of creating a movement capable of overthrowing it.

FIGHT The FIRE: Green New Deals and Global Climate Jobs

We are in the midst of a global pandemic and we are entering into a deep global recession, mass unemployment and the threat of runaway climate change. In every country, a great debate is beginning. What can be done about the economy and climate change? And what would a green new deal look like that meets the needs of people and the planet?

Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus examines not only the latest scientific findings about the physical causes and consequences of the Anthropocene transition, but also the social and economic trends that underlie the crisis.

Socialisms: Revolutions betrayed, mislaid and unmade

Socialisms: Revisiting Revolutions Betrayed, Mislaid and Unmade provides accessible description and assessment of the attempt to transcend capitalism in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

THE PARIS COMMUNE: An ode to emancipation

The Paris Commune is an inspiration today. The memory of the past and its struggles strengthens the fight for the utopia of the future.

Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Fight to Stop the Poll Tax

Thirty years ago, a social movement helped bring down one of the most powerful British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century. For the 30th anniversary of the Poll Tax rebellion, Simon Hannah looks back on those tumultuous days of resistance, telling the story of the people that beat the bailiffs, rioted for their rights and defied a government.

A Party with Socialists in It: A History of the Labour Left

For over a hundred years, the British Labour Party has been a bastion for working class organisation and struggle. However, has it ever truly been on the side of the workers? Where do its interests really lie? And can we rely on it to provide a barrier against right-wing forces? By looking into its history, this book shines a light on the internal dynamics of the 'party with socialists in it'.

A People’s History of the Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In this fast-paced introduction, Neil Faulkner debunks the myths that continue to shroud it, showing how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised for militant action and destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers and warmongers.

A Radical History of the World

This is the history of the struggle and revolution of human society: of hominids, hunters and herders; of emperors and slaves; of patriarchs and women; of rich and poor; of dictators and revolutionaries.