Born OTD in 1956, American journalist & Presbyterian minister, Chris Hedges. Named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post three years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges & award-winning cartoonist & journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, & technological advancement.

They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, … More

First published on this day in Germany in 1867, Karl Marx’s ‘Das Kapital Vol 1’. Subsequently published in all the world’s major languages and studied widely by workers it was often referred to as “The Bible of the working class”. While lengthy, it is unsurpassed as an analysis and critique of capitalism.

One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, “Capital” is an … More

First published in 2009, during the late show of the New Labour project & against the back-drop of financial crisis. Its account of the privatisation of British cities – their housing stock, open spaces, streets, shopping precincts & public services – served as grim testimony to years of boosterist urban policy.

A new preface begins with the Olympic Park development, from compulsory purchase and enclosure to the Qatari buy-out and drone … More

In 18th-century London the spectacle of a hanging was not simply a form of punishing transgressors. Rather is evidently served the more sinister purpose – for privileged ruling class – of forcing the poor population of London to accept the criminalization of customary rights & new forms of private property.

Peter Linebaugh’s groundbreaking history has become an inescapable part of any understanding of the rise of capitalism. In eighteenth-century London … More