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  • How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism

    More than 15,000 people joined us live on March 26th for an online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, with a musical performance by Lia Rose. Watch the video.

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    At Haymarket Books, our mission is to publish books for changing the world. Now more than ever, the need to do just that is at the forefront of our minds. We all deserve to live in a world where we are each cared for, nourished, and sheltered.

Featured Books

  • Yellow Earth

    Rich layers of shale oil are discovered under Yellow Earth, North Dakota and the neighboring Three Nations Indian reservation. All hell breaks loose.

  • Choice Words

    Edited by Annie Finch

    With reproductive freedom under unprecedented attack, Choice Words, edited by poet Annie Finch, takes back the cultural conversation on abortion.

  • The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4

    Edited by Felicia Chavez, José Olivarez, et al.

    A BreakBeat Poets anthology that opposes silence and re-mixes the soundtrack of the Latinx diaspora across diverse poetic traditions.

  • Too Much Midnight

    Krista Franklin’s work emerges at the intersection of poetics, popular culture, and the dynamic histories of the African Diaspora. Krista lives in Chicago, IL.

  • The Game is Not a Game

    The Game is Not a Game is an insightful, unapologetic exposé of the intersection of sports, culture, and politics from veteran journalist Robert Scoop Jackson.

  • The Long Deep Grudge

    A powerful account of the epic clash between corporate greed and militant workers in the American heartland.

  • Bit Tyrants

    For all their famed disruption of the economy, Big Tech's secret sauce turns out to be Capitalism's standard issue blend of exploitation and corporate maleficence.

  • Aftershocks of Disaster

    An in-depth look at Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis that conditioned this historic disaster.

  • Capitalism and Disability

    This book comprises a collection of groundbreaking writings by Marta Russell on the nature of disability and oppression under capitalism.

  • Cinderella Liberator

    Rebecca Solnit reimagines a classic fairytale with a fresh, feminist Cinderella and new plot twists that will inspire young readers to change the world.

Featured Authors

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    Michael Bennett

    “There is a tradition of athletes who understand that sports is a way to reach people and change the world. Michael Bennett's name deserves mention alongside the best of us.”
    —Dr. John Carlos

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    Angela Y. Davis

    "Here is someone worthy of the Ancestors who delivered her. Angela Davis has stood her ground on every issue important to the health of our people and the planet."
    —Alice Walker

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    Eve L. Ewing

    "Ignore Eve Ewing at your own intellectual, political, and cultural peril."

    Chicago Magazine

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    Naomi Klein

    "Naomi Klein has become the most visible and influential figure on the left–what Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky were thirty years ago."
    The New Yorker

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    Aja Monet

    “Aja Monet’s poetry offers us textures of feeling and radical shifts of meaning that expand our capacity to envision and fight for new worlds.”
    —Angela Y. Davis

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    José Olivarez

    “José Olivarez’s work shines a spotlight on the often-overlooked stories of Mexican-Americans in the Midwest—the all too familiar feeling of being ni de aqui, ni de alla (not from here, nor there).”
    Remezcla

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    Arundhati Roy

    “Arundhati Roy is one of the few great revolutionary intellectuals in our time."
    —Cornel West

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    Rebecca Solnit

    "No writer has weighed the complexities of sustaining hope in our times of readily available despair more thoughtfully and beautifully, nor with greater nuance."
    —Maria Popova

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    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    "Taylor has absconded from the ivory tower to break down the current Movement for Black Lives, arguing that it holds the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation."
    The Root

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    Howard Zinn

    “Few people changed more lives than Howard Zinn."
    —Naomi Klein