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“Any ordinary politician would resign quickly. But Andrew Cuomo isn’t ordinary. He doesn’t know humility or discretion, ...
08/03/2021
Andrew Cuomo Is the New Crown Prince of Denial

“Any ordinary politician would resign quickly. But Andrew Cuomo isn’t ordinary. He doesn’t know humility or discretion, and he’ll fight for his political career with every dying breath.” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for The Nation Magazine.

For more on Cuomo’s sordid record, pick up THE PRINCE today: bit.ly/The-Prince-

While any ordinary politician would slink off stage, New York’s governor will only go down fighting.

“Daniel Hale exposed the widespread and indiscriminate murder of noncombatants in the US drone war. For his heroism, he'...
07/28/2021
Hedges: Bless the Traitors

“Daniel Hale exposed the widespread and indiscriminate murder of noncombatants in the US drone war. For his heroism, he'll serve hard time, while those overseeing these war crimes continue their killing spree.” — IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE contributor Chris Hedges. #FreeDanielHale

Daniel Hale exposed the human rights atrocity that is the US drone war policy. For his heroism, he will serve hard time.

💥 FREE E-BOOK 💥"This captivating examination of the Olympics is that rare sports book which aims to give us hope and suc...
07/27/2021
Why the Olympics Aren't Good for Us - OR Books

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"This captivating examination of the Olympics is that rare sports book which aims to give us hope and succeeds brilliantly." — VICE

For a limited time, get 20% off the paperback and the e-book FREE!

FAQs and shipping information About the Book Sports activist and writer Mark Perryman presents a sharply critical take on the way the Olympic Games have

“As a case study in the Machiavellian manipulation of public perception, THE PRINCE is well worth reading—a fitting anti...
07/26/2021
What Happened to Andrew Cuomo?

“As a case study in the Machiavellian manipulation of public perception, THE PRINCE is well worth reading—a fitting antidote to Andrew Cuomo’s wildly self-serving memoir.” — Ross Barkan’s THE PRINCE reviewed in The Nation Magazine.

Pick up your copy now: bit.ly/The-Prince-

>Ross Barkan’s The Prince tracks how the son of a progressive New York governor transformed into one focused on one thing above all else: power.

"We are in the middle of another wave of horrific climate news, but many of us are too traumatized to pay attention. The...
07/23/2021
How to Live in a Burning World Without Losing Your Mind

"We are in the middle of another wave of horrific climate news, but many of us are too traumatized to pay attention. The more loss and horror we’re facing in the rest of our lives, the less equipped we are to take it in." — DIVINING DESIRE author Liza Featherstone writes for The New Republic.

The emotional burden of climate change can be overwhelming alongside the grief and frustration of our own lives.

“Today's exploding ecological crises open up a realistic prospect of the final exit of humanity itself. Might socialism ...
07/22/2021
Slavoj Žižek: Last Exit to Socialism

“Today's exploding ecological crises open up a realistic prospect of the final exit of humanity itself. Might socialism be our off-ramp, or is it already too late?” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek writes for Jacobin magazine.

Find more of Žižek's work here: bit.ly/Slavoj-Žižek

Slavoj Žižek writes in Jacobin that today's exploding ecological crises open up a realistic prospect of the final exit of humanity itself. Might socialism be our off-ramp, or is it already too late?

As climate disasters roil the planet, it's never been clearer: we need a rapid and just transition beyond fossil fuels.P...
07/21/2021
People's Power : Reclaiming the Energy Commons | OR Books

As climate disasters roil the planet, it's never been clearer: we need a rapid and just transition beyond fossil fuels.

PEOPLE’S POWER lays out how we can get there by wrenching control of our energy systems from profit-seeking corporations.

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People’s Power provides a persuasive critique of a market-led transition to renewable energy. It surveys the early development of the electric grid in the United States, telling the story of battles for public control over power during the Great Depression. This history frames accounts of contempo...

“Michael Ratner’s posthumous memoir offers an intimate narrative of his own transformation on Palestine. His difficult e...
07/19/2021
Michael Ratner’s inspiring activist life culminated with dramatic change on Israel – Mondoweiss

“Michael Ratner’s posthumous memoir offers an intimate narrative of his own transformation on Palestine. His difficult emotional path is one that other Americans, particularly Jews, should endeavor to walk.” — MOVING THE BAR reviewed in Mondoweiss.

Order your copy here: bit.ly/MovingTheBar

Michael Ratner personally changed human rights law, and in doing so he let go childhood views of Israel. “I thought of [Israel] as the home of my people. I had my bedroom ceiling painted with the seven wonders of the world and a huge map of Israel. I had no idea how my view of Israel would change ...

✨ Happy publication week to CHECKPOINT ZIPOLITE! ✨“Politically astute, world-wise, and hilarious... Belén Fernández's pr...
07/10/2021

✨ Happy publication week to CHECKPOINT ZIPOLITE! ✨

“Politically astute, world-wise, and hilarious... Belén Fernández's prose is an antidote to quarantine, an aperture to the anti-humanism of apartheid politics." — John Washington

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✨ Happy publication week to CHECKPOINT ZIPOLITE! ✨

“Politically astute, world-wise, and hilarious... Belén Fernández's prose is an antidote to quarantine, an aperture to the anti-humanism of apartheid politics." — John Washington

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It is more critical than ever to build support for Julian Assange and his freedom. That is the urgent purpose of the tit...
07/06/2021
Julian Assange Titles - OR Books

It is more critical than ever to build support for Julian Assange and his freedom. That is the urgent purpose of the titles in our Free Assange Reading List—all of which are up to 50% off this week in honor of Assange's 50th birthday.

Check it out: bit.ly/FreeAssangeList

In honor of Julian Assange’s birthday, we’re offering deep discounts on our Free Assange Reading List, with 10% off the purchase of one book, 20% off two,

"In a nation with a healthy media system, the press would hail this revelation as a blow to the government’s attempts to...
07/05/2021
Key Assange Witness Recants—With Zero Corporate Media Coverage

"In a nation with a healthy media system, the press would hail this revelation as a blow to the government’s attempts to silence free speech and investigative journalism. But our corporate press long ago decided to side with the US national security state." — IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE contributor Alan MacLeod.

A key witness against Julian Assange has recanted his testimony, but this blow to the US case has received zero media coverage.

🦋 Introducing: THE ART OF ACTIVISM 🦋This dazzling new guide draws on case studies from around the world—from present-day...
07/01/2021
THE ART OF ACTIVISM: Your All-Purpose Guide to Make the Impossible Possible | OR BOOKS

🦋 Introducing: THE ART OF ACTIVISM 🦋

This dazzling new guide draws on case studies from around the world—from present-day Saint Petersburg to the United Farm Workers’ boycott movement in '60s California—to show how creative activism can achieve lasting change.

Pre-order now for 15% off: bit.ly/ArtOfActivism

The Art of Activism brings together the authors’ extensive practical knowledge—gleaned from over a decade’s experience training activists around the world—with theoretical insights from fields as far-ranging as cultural studies and cognitive science. From the United Farm Workers’ boycott m...

“Why was Andrew Cuomo being celebrated as, in real time, thousands of people were getting sick and dying?” — THE PRINCE ...
06/29/2021
Grading Cuomo's Pandemic Performance | The Brian Lehrer Show | WNYC

“Why was Andrew Cuomo being celebrated as, in real time, thousands of people were getting sick and dying?” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan speaks with Brian Lehrer about prestige media’s uncritical coverage of Governor Cuomo.

For more, pick up THE PRINCE today: bit.ly/The-Prince-

Ross Barkan discusses his new book on Cuomo, and why he feels praise for the governor's pandemic leadership was undeserved.

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us last night (at our first in-person event in over a year!) to celebrate the la...
06/25/2021

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us last night (at our first in-person event in over a year!) to celebrate the launch of Ross Barkan’s THE PRINCE! ✨🎉

Get your copy here: bit.ly/The-Prince-

🚨🚨 BREAKING: Ross Barkan’s THE PRINCE is now published! A vital corrective to Andrew Cuomo’s $5M pandemic “leadership” b...
06/22/2021
THE PRINCE: ANDREW CUOMO, CORONAVIRUS, AND THE FALL OF NEW YORK by Ross Barkan

🚨🚨 BREAKING: Ross Barkan’s THE PRINCE is now published!

A vital corrective to Andrew Cuomo’s $5M pandemic “leadership” book, THE PRINCE documents the real story of the embattled Governor’s mismanagement of the crisis.

Get 30% off your copy today: bit.ly/The-Prince-

Governor Andrew Cuomo, scion of Mario Cuomo, is today as famous as his father, also a governor of New York state for three terms. Like Robert Moses, he is one of New York’s great and infamous power brokers. Though initially lavishly celebrated for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, not leas...

Amazon’s billionaire overlord Jeff Bezos is going to space. Meanwhile, back on Earth, it’s another Amazon Crime Day: Pay...
06/21/2021
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Amazon’s billionaire overlord Jeff Bezos is going to space. Meanwhile, back on Earth, it’s another Amazon Crime Day: Pay no taxes. Fight all unions. Destroy every competitor.

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OR Books is a new type of publishing company. It embraces progressive change in politics, culture, and the way we do business.

This month, get up to 50% off our Pride Reading List, featuring some of our favorite titles by Eileen Myles, Masha Gesse...
06/17/2021
The Pride Reading List - OR Books

This month, get up to 50% off our Pride Reading List, featuring some of our favorite titles by Eileen Myles, Masha Gessen, and more!

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CELEBRATING PRIDE Get 50% off on PRIDE: PHOTOGRAPHS AFTER STONEWALL, and 30% off on the other titles all through June PRIDE Photographs After Stonewall

Please join us next week to celebrate the launch of THE PRINCE with author Ross Barkan, Assemblymember Zohran Kwame Mamd...
06/16/2021
Book Launch: "The Prince" by Ross Barkan

Please join us next week to celebrate the launch of THE PRINCE with author Ross Barkan, Assemblymember Zohran Kwame Mamdani, and a special appearance from New York’s least favorite Emmy winner! Capacity is limited—be sure to reserve your ticket now.

📅 Thurs, June 24th
⏰ 7-9pm ET
📍 Brooklyn, NY

LIVE FROM KINGS COUNTY "The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, and the Fall of New York" book launch, with author and special guests.

"The battle for Julian Assange’s liberty is the most important battle for press freedom of our era. And if we lose this ...
06/14/2021
Chris Hedges: Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law

"The battle for Julian Assange’s liberty is the most important battle for press freedom of our era. And if we lose this battle, it will be devastating, not only for Julian and his family, but for us." — IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE contributor Chris Hedges.

Chris Hedges gave this talk at a rally Thursday night in New York City in support of Julian Assange at The People’s Forum.

“Concise and easy to read for all who care about justice... Michael Ratner recounts the epic legal battles he fought and...
06/10/2021
Michael Ratner, Presente

“Concise and easy to read for all who care about justice... Michael Ratner recounts the epic legal battles he fought and candidly offers a glimpse of the thoughtful soul behind the legal legend.” — Michael Ratner's MOVING THE BAR reviewed in The Indypendent.

Order your copy here: bit.ly/MovingTheBar

Michael Ratner was one of the most accomplished radical lawyers of his generation, representing clients from Attica to Guantanamo.…

This Thursday, please join Assange Defense at The People's Forum to hear from Julian Assange’s family, who are in the US...
06/07/2021
Reception for John and Gabriel Shipton

This Thursday, please join Assange Defense at The People's Forum to hear from Julian Assange’s family, who are in the US calling on the government to finally #FreeAssange. The reception will feature remarks by Roger Waters, Randy Credico, and IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE contributors Chris Hedges and Aaron Maté.

📅 Thurs, June 10th
⏰ 6–8pm ET
🎟️ FREE

URGENT UPDATE - Due to popular demand, seating capacity for this event was just doubled, so RSVP again if you were unable to get a ticket.

In honor of #WorldEnvironmentDay, get 30% off our entire Green Reading List, featuring radical reads on how we can salva...
06/05/2021
The Green Reading List - OR Books

In honor of #WorldEnvironmentDay, get 30% off our entire Green Reading List, featuring radical reads on how we can salvage the planet and save our own lives.

Plus, we're giving away ✨FREE✨ e-books of REDISCOVERING EARTH, featuring Kim Stanley Robinson, Bill McKibben, and more!

Don't miss out: bit.ly/GreenReadingList

THE GREEN READING LIST This curated list of unique takes on the environment crisis makes for an excellent read on World Environment Day and any

Samir Mansour's library was one of 44 cultural institutions destroyed or damaged by Israel last month, with over $3 mill...
06/04/2021
Why did Israel bomb bookstores?

Samir Mansour's library was one of 44 cultural institutions destroyed or damaged by Israel last month, with over $3 million worth of damage estimated to have been inflicted on Gaza’s cultural sector.

“Israel believes that destroying our cultural institutions will make us forget our cause, but that will not happen. We will keep on reading.”

Samir Mansour's library was a vital resource for Gaza's students.

💥 Introducing: BETWEEN CATASTROPHE AND REVOLUTION 💥In this dazzling new anthology, several generations of radical thinke...
06/03/2021
Between Catastrophe and Revolution: Essays in Honor of Mike Davis | OR BOOKS

💥 Introducing: BETWEEN CATASTROPHE AND REVOLUTION 💥

In this dazzling new anthology, several generations of radical thinkers—from Michael Sorkin to China Miéville—come together to honor Mike Davis' remarkable work.

Pre-order now for 15% off: bit.ly/Catastrophe-Revolution

It is all worse than we think. It is even worse than Mike Davis, for whom “every day is judgment day” (The Nation), could have imagined. The contributions to this volume are explorations of what Davis—in typical wry fashion—once referred to as the field of “disaster studies.” Collectivel...

Eleven years ago, Israel attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters, killing ten activists and injuring ...
06/01/2021
Free Palestine Reading List | OR BOOKS

Eleven years ago, Israel attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters, killing ten activists and injuring scores more.

To mark the anniversary, we're giving away free e-books of MIDNIGHT ON THE MAVI MARMARA, a devastating account of the assault and of Israel's illegal blockade of Gaza.

Please download, read, and share widely: bit.ly/-Free-Palestine-

In solidarity with the Palestinians, OR Books is this week highlighting (and offering deep discounts on) its range of superb titles on the crisis in the Middle East by writers such as Patrick Cockburn, Charles Glass, Norman Finkelstein, Mohammed Omer, Raja Shehadeh, and Jamie Stern Weiner.

We're proud to join fellow publishers in support of Samir Mansour Bookshop, which was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes la...
05/26/2021
Rebuild Gaza's Samir Mansour Book Store, organized by Mahvish Rukhsana and Clive Stafford Smith

We're proud to join fellow publishers in support of Samir Mansour Bookshop, which was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes last week.

Please donate whatever you are able to help rebuild one of Gaza's most beloved bookstores! #FreePalestine

Gaza’s largest and most beloved book shop and library was des… Mahvish Rukhsana and Clive Stafford Smith needs your support for Rebuild Gaza's Samir Mansour Book Store

"Grégory Pierrot breaks down what the hipster has been at since at least the eighteenth century: colonization, extractio...
05/24/2021
John Brown had a sick beard

"Grégory Pierrot breaks down what the hipster has been at since at least the eighteenth century: colonization, extraction, appropriation, and gentrification." — DECOLONIZE HIPSTERS reviewed in Africa Is a Country.

Order your copy here: bit.ly/DecolonizeHipsters

Grégory Pierrot’s searing analysis of the deep roots of white supremacy and black exploitation in modern culture. He also offers a way out of this.

“If you aren't careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who...
05/19/2021

“If you aren't careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

Remembering Malcolm X, who was born on this day in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.

“If you aren't careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

Remembering Malcolm X, who was born on this day in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.

“A damning political polemic... Based on original reporting and expansive interviews, this slim, scathing book convincin...
05/18/2021
THE PRINCE | Kirkus Reviews

“A damning political polemic... Based on original reporting and expansive interviews, this slim, scathing book convincingly debunks Cuomo’s ‘false narrative of triumph.’” — Ross Barkan's THE PRINCE reviewed in Kirkus Reviews.

Order your copy today: bit.ly/The-Prince-

The heights and depths of a tumultuous governorship.

🇵🇸 FREE PALESTINE READING LIST 🇵🇸Our Free Palestine Reading List highlights a range of books on the Israeli occupation a...
05/14/2021
Free Palestine Reading List | OR BOOKS

🇵🇸 FREE PALESTINE READING LIST 🇵🇸

Our Free Palestine Reading List highlights a range of books on the Israeli occupation and the fight for justice and liberation in Palestine. Featuring titles by Raja Shehadeh, Norman Finkelstein, and more—all currently 30% off.

bit.ly/FreePalestineReadingList

In solidarity with the Palestinians, OR Books is this week highlighting (and offering deep discounts on) its range of superb titles on the crisis in the Middle East by writers such as Patrick Cockburn, Charles Glass, Norman Finkelstein, Mohammed Omer, Raja Shehadeh, and Jamie Stern Weiner.

"Israel argues that the situation in Sheikh Jarrah is merely a straightforward property dispute. In fact, what it demons...
05/12/2021
Sheikh Jarrah and the Renewed Israeli-Palestinian Violence

"Israel argues that the situation in Sheikh Jarrah is merely a straightforward property dispute. In fact, what it demonstrates, above all, is the city’s endemic discrimination." — OCCUPATION DIARIES author Raja Shehadeh writes for The New Yorker.

Read more of Shehadeh’s work here: bit.ly/RajaShehadeh

Unless the evictions, unequal rights, and pervasive discrimination in Jerusalem end, clashes will continue.

🇵🇸 FREE E-BOOK 🇵🇸In METHOD AND MADNESS, Norman Finkelstein tells the hidden story of Israel's assaults on Gaza, document...
05/11/2021
Method and Madness

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In METHOD AND MADNESS, Norman Finkelstein tells the hidden story of Israel's assaults on Gaza, documenting how Israel has eluded accountability for what are now widely recognized as war crimes.

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In the paradigm-shifting new book Method and Madness, Norman G. Finkelstein sets out the history of Israel's assaults on Gaza since 2008 and concludes the attacks have been designed to sabotage the possibility of a compromise peace with the Palestinians, even on terms that are favorable to it.

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Book One – Luray Published : November 2020 One of humanity’s colonies makes contact with an alien civilization that calls itself the Aurigan Empire. The empire politely demands the United Earth Military’s unconditional and immediate surrender and sends wave after wave of warships. Strangely, the Aurigan ships are technologically inferior, lack any sort of effective weaponry and are easily shot down – or so the UEM claims. When the colony’s investors start getting nervous, acclaimed risk assessment agent Luray Ulyssa Cayenne is sent to determine what is going on and whether the Aurigans truly pose a threat. What she finds is well beyond her pay grade, and what she does to uncover the truth could cost not only her freedom, but her very humanity. Enjoy a mysterious science-fiction story challenging the reader and asking difficult questions that will keep you awake at night. Purchase the Book:
NY TID (Norway) has published a review of 'Hate Inc.' by Taibbi today. (There's an english version available on the web site as well):
In 2019, Judge Amy Coney Barrett declared that the “religious test clause” of the Constitution made it “unconstitutional to even consider [religion] as a qualification for public office.” It is this very clause of the Constitution that bars her nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court. With the polls showing a decline in his support among evangelicals, Donald Trump allowed his nomination to the Court to be dictated by a select group of their leaders. They chose Barrett. Accordingly, there is more than enough evidence to support a finding that the religious test clause was breached.
Oi, OR Books, when am I getting my new Mike Davis book?
How can access my e-book post-purchase? Thank you!
The printed word in peril? Everything easier, faster and slicker in order to compel the attention of screen viewers. Are we suffering from the “tyranny of the virtual”? Unable to look away from the screens that mediate not just the print but, increasingly, reality itself. The age of Homo virtual is pin us. Will Self
Trump U hits Real Deal Magazine