Description : This dictionary is an alternative and a counter-balance to the many political dictionaries that ignore or marginalize the history and influence of anti-capitalist movements. It paints a rich picture of the ideas and issues that inform today's anti-capitalist activity. The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary is organised in an easily accessible alphabetical format, with self-contained, cross-referenced entries that introduce and explain concepts and issues that are integral to understanding today's global movement. The Dictionary demonstrates how the meaning and relevance of some of these have evolved and illustrates a linkage between past and present activity that might be unfamiliar to people who are involved or interested in the movement's current manifestations. This Dictionary has international coverage and will prove invaluable to students of politics as well as to activists and the general reader.
Description : In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle unfolds in the halls of academia, in the pages of radical newspapers, and in the jungles and the streets. From Marx through the Battle of Seattle and beyond, Adamovsky traces the beliefs and politics of the major figures in the anticapitalist tradition and explores modern experiments in building different ways of living, in the process providing an indispensible primer for anyone interested in finding alternatives to the so-called "best system we have"—and anyone interested in joining the fight.
Description : Fabra's central thesis is that economics will not get out of the blind alley in which it has led itself--and everyone else--until it undertakes an epi-stemological inquiry into the sources of its biases. This book is concerned then with the most general structural problems that confront the economist. Covering every major theme of modern economics: from the "labor market" to the "gold standard," Fabra aims to show that the classical theories of Ricardo prevail over the more recent doctrines of both Marx and Keynes. He turns every major premise of economics on its head--starting with the reality of money and ending with the abolition of wage labor as a triumph of capitalism and market forces.
Description : Introduction by George Monbiot The who, what, where, why and when of the anticapitalist movement from Seattle to Genoa and beyond, with original analysis from the people leading and shaping this exciting new movement in radical politics. Contributors include George Monbiot, Susan george, Tessa Hayter, Lindsey German, Kim Moody, Alex Callinicos, Roger Burbach and many more. An essential guide for anyone interested in knowing more about this growing and popular branch of politics.
Description : This is a collection of the most fundamental and concise texts dealing with capitalist theory and practice. It begins with the first formulations of the theory, as set forth by Adam Smith in his famous Wealth of Nations, and proceeds to consider the most recent exponents of that theory, such as Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises. This work is intended for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of the basic ideas underlying contemporary free market capitalism.
Description : What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it? Capitalism has transformed the world and increased our productivity, but at the cost of enormous human suffering. Our shared values - equality and fairness, democracy and freedom, community and solidarity - can both provide the basis for a critique of capitalism, and help to guide us towards a socialist and democratic society. In this elegant book, Erik Olin Wright has distilled decades of work into a concise and tightly argued manifesto - analyzing the varieties of anti-capitalism, assessing different strategic approaches, and laying the foundations for a society dedicated to human flourishing. How to Be an Anticapitalist in the 21st Century is an urgent and powerful argument for socialism, and a unparalleled guide to help us get there. Another world is possible.
Description : Leading academics and activists chart the development of the global anti-capitalist movement and debate the way forward. This was the bestselling book at the 2004 London European Social Forum and includes a beautiful collection of photographs. Includes work by Naomi Klein, author of No Logo, Susan George, Haidi Giuliani, Michel Albert, Alex Callinicos and Billy Hayes among others.
Description : The puncture of the great banking bubble and the dash to austerity has breathed new life into protest movements across the globe and brought anti-capitalist values to the forefront as never before. But what does it mean to be anti-capitalist? And where is anti-capitalism going — if anywhere? Global civil society expert Simon Tormey explores these questions, and more, in this thought-provoking book. Unlike other, ideologically-narrow introductions, Tormey introduces us to all the eclectic groups — anarchists, Marxists, autonomists, environmentalists — and thought that make up the anti-capitalist movement. Providing global and historical context, he takes us from the 1994 Zapatista insurrection through the 1999 Seattle protests right up to Occupy Wall Street, the Indignados of Spain and the current Greek uprisings. Going beyond a mere descriptive take, Tormey weighs up a range of possibilities for bringing about alternatives to the corporate domination of our planet. This is a fascinating and bold exploration of how to understand the world — and how to change it.