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9781913462765
348 pp
PB 197 x 130 mm
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£10.99/$14.95
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Drinking Up the Revolution

How to Smash Big Alcohol and Reclaim Working-Class Joy

James Wilt

Big Alcohol is one of the most powerful and profitable industries in the world — yet this constellation of massive corporations, lobby groups, and governments faces almost no scrutiny for the immense health and social harms it causes.

Drinking Up the Revolution makes the case for smashing this global alcohol industry.  Far from a call for prohibition or sobriety, it is instead a manifesto for putting alcohol production and supply into the hands of the working class, facilitating lower-risk drinking, reduced harm, and decommodified sources of relaxation and pleasure.

Above all, this book is a rallying cry to take back power from the corporations that have commodified our desire for joy and sold it back to us in a way that harms our health, lives, and the world around us.

James Wilt is a freelance journalist and the author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk.

9781914420177
270 pp
PB 197 x 130 mm
Mono
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Against the Law

Why Justice Requires Fewer Laws and a Smaller State

David Renton

Since 2016, Britain’s populist leaders have promised to expand democracy and shrink the law by taking back power from the European Union.

Yet what they have actually done is institute a vast increase in new laws, covering every aspect of our lives. Every year, new criminal offences are created; new regulations are introduced.

Against the Law dares us to imagine a new world, one in the which the law plays a smaller part in our lives, where workers are winning, and ecocide is treated with the urgency that it deserves. But as Against the Law argues, this world can only be realised if the movements of the oppressed choose to disengage from the law in their search for justice.

David Renton is one of Britain’s leading social justice barristers. His clients have included Occupy protesters and blacklisted trade unionists. He writes regularly on law and justice for The Guardian and The London Review of Books.