Shocks, from natural disasters to military catastrophes, have been exploited for years by the state to impose privatisation, cuts and rampant free markets on us. This book argues that the Left can turn this on its head by using those same moments of chaos — and some of our own — to achieve emancipation.

Graham Jones, ‘the radical hairdresser of Deptford’, combines his experience of grassroots activism with ideas from complex systems theory to…

Set during The Troubles in Belfast as seen through the tangential gaze of the young narrator, good-hearted Mickey Donnelly. He tries to steer his own quirky path in a community divided into polarised camps, having to untangle his confused feelings about the opposite sex along the way, & is determined to protect his mother & younger sister from the bad stuff, come what may.

Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn’t a good thing in his part of town. Despite having a dog called Killer…