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  • Difficult Women

    A History of Feminism in 11 Fights (The Sunday Times Bestseller)

    by Helen Lewis

    Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do.'This is the antidote to saccharine you-go-girl fluff. Effortlessly erudite and funny' Caroline Criado-Perez'Compulsive, rigorous, unforgettable, hilarious and devastating' Hadley Freeman** Shortlisted in the 2020 Parliamentary Book Awards **Strikers in saris. Bomb-throwing suffragettes. The pioneer of the refuge movement who became a... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Me and White Supremacy

    How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World

    by Layla Saad and 1 more

    'An indispensable resource for white people who want to challenge white supremacy but don't know where to begin' Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller WHITE FRAGILITY'It should be mandatory reading ... Buy the book, do the work and then push more copies into the hands of everyone you know' Emma Gannon'Confrontational and much-needed' Stylist'She is no-joke changing the world and, for ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Drug Use for Grown-Ups

    Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear

    by Dr. Carl L. Hart

    **“Hart’s argument that we need to drastically revise our current view of illegal drugs is both powerful and timely . . . when it comes to the legacy of this country’s war on drugs, we should all share his outrage.” —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a ... Read more

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  • Long Walk To Freedom

    by Nelson Mandela

    These memoirs from one of the great leaders of our time are 'essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history - and then go out and change it' Barack ObamaThe riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, ... Read more

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  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    by Reni Eddo-Lodge

    'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations ... Read more

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  • Long Walk To Freedom Vol 1


    by Nelson Mandela

    The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is ... Read more

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  • Long Walk To Freedom Vol 2


    by Nelson Mandela

    The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his imprisonment on Robben Island to his remarkable journey to freedom and inauguration as President this book describes Mandela's frustrations and strength of heart as well as the overwhelming joy ... Read more

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  • The Coddling of the American Mind

    How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

    by Jonathan Haidt and 1 more

    **'Excellent, their advice is sound . . . liberal parents, in particular, should read it' *Financial TimesThe New York Times* bestsellerWhat doesn't kill you makes you weakerAlways trust your feelingsLife is a battle between good people and evil people**These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. And yet they ... Read more

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  • No Place to Hide

    Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State

    by Glenn Greenwald

    THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS DOCUMENTED IN LAURA POITRAS'S CITIZENFOURGlenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide is the story of one of the greatest national security leaks in US history.In June 2013, reporter and political commentator Glenn Greenwald published a series of reports in the Guardian which rocked the world.The reports revealed shocking truths about the extent to which the National ... Read more

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  • How Powerful We Are

    Behind the scenes with one of Australia's leading activists

    by Sally Rugg

    'Incisive, blistering and tender. Sally is one of our most valiant warriors.' - Clementine Ford, author of FIGHT LIKE A GIRL and BOYS WILL BE BOYS'Proof that the personal is always political - and love really can save the world.' - Jamila Rizvi, author of NOT JUST LUCKY'Rugg's passion and insight make for a propulsive tale' - Sydney Morning HeraldEven if you're not an activist (yet), at a time ... Read more

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  • The Hands of War

    A Tale of Endurance and Hope, from a Survivor of the Holocaust

    by Marione Ingram and 1 more

    Marione Ingram grew up in Hamburg, Germany, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She was German. She was Jewish. She was a survivor. This is her story.As a young girl, Marione was aware that people of the Jewish faith were regarded as outsiders, the supposed root of Germany’s many problems. She grew up in an apartment building where neighbors were more than happy to report Jews to the Gestapo. ... Read more

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  • So You Want to Talk About Race

    by Ijeoma Oluo

    In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in AmericaWidespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy -- from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans -- has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did ... Read more

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  • Bullies

    How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans

    by Ben Shapiro

    From the editor-at-large of comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery.While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Lights Out

    Islam, free speech and the twilight of the west

    by Mark Steyn

    Roaming from America to Europe to Australia, Lights Out is a trenchant examination of the tensions between a resurgent Islam and a fainthearted west - and of the implications for liberty in the years ahead. In 2007, the Canadian Islamic Congress brought three suits against Maclean's, Canada's biggest-selling newsweekly, for running an excerpt from Steyn's bestselling book America Alone, plus other ... Read more

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  • Watching Brief

    reflections on human rights, law, and justice

    by Julian Burnside

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE AHRC'S ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS MEDALS AND AWARDSThe first decade of the twenty-first century has seen a sharp decline in respect for human rights and the international rule of law. The legal conventions of the new realpolitik seem to owe more to Guantanamo than Geneva.Australia has tarnished its reputation in the field of human rights, through its support for illegal warfare, its ... Read more

    $22.98 AUD

  • Media Control

    The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

    by Noam Chomsky

    series Open Media Series
    Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the ... Read more

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  • The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

    by Michelle Alexander

    The New York Times bestseller and 'Bible of a social movement' (San Francisco Chronicle)Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander offers a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one ... Read more

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  • Speaking Up

    by Gillian Triggs

    As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years. How did this aspiring ballet dancer, dignified daughter of a tank commander and eminent law academic respond when appreciative passengers on a full ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Divide

    American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

    by Matt Taibbi

    In The Divide, Matt Taibbi — the scourge of America’s financial plutocrats — takes on his most important story yet. Written with forensic zeal and righteous rage, this is an exploration of an unprecedented wealth gap that is not just changing the US’s economic life, but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.The wealthy 1 per cent operate with near impunity, protected ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    by Isabel Wilkerson

    'A landmark piece of non-fiction' Janet Maslin, The New York TimesFrom the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the south and went north in search of a better lifeFrom 1915 to 1970, an exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize ... Read more

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  • No Way But This

    in search of Paul Robeson

    by Jeff Sparrow

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to global superstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with ‘Ol’ Man River’ and Othello, as his passion for social justice led him from Jazz Age Harlem to the mining towns of Wales, from the ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Malcolm X

    A Life of Reinvention

    by Manning Marable

    Constantly rewriting his own story, Malcolm X became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and eventually an icon, assassinated at the age of 39. The details of his life have long since calcified into a familiar narrative: his early years as a vagabond in Boston and New York, his conversion to Islam and subsequent rise to prominence as a militant advocate for black rights, his acrimonious split with ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Watching Out

    reflections on justice and injustice

    by Julian Burnside

    ‘When put to the test, most people have difficulty identifying what justice is, especially when there is tension between proper process and a desired result. Due process is inherent in our conception of justice. But bad process can yield the right result, just as good process can produce the wrong result. The legal system is designed to produce justice. We call it the justice system — sometimes un ... Read more

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  • MLK: An American Legacy

    Bearing the Cross, Protest at Selma, and The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by David J. Garrow

    **Three meticulously researched works—including Pulitzer Prize winner Bearing the Cross—spanning the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.This collection from professor and historian David J. Garrow provides a multidimensional and fascinating portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., and his mission to upend deeply entrenched prejudices in society, and enact legal change that would achieve ... Read more

    $31.67 AUD