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'The founding father of African emancipation' – The Times
'Contains some of the finest and most deeply felt polemical writing against slavery and racism ever published' – Time Out
CLR James's classic The Black Jacobins tells the extraordinary story of how former slave Toussaint Louverture led a successful slave revolt against colonial powers to establish Haiti, the first black republic outside of Africa. We're giving away a free copy this month with every new subscription, including gift subscriptions. Sign up before midnight on 31st to get your free copy.
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For October we are very excited to be working with our friends at Dog Section Press to bring you Abolishing the Police, an accessible analysis of why we might want to abolish the police, what abolishing them would involve, and how it might be achieved, introducing readers to the rich existing traditions of anti-police theory and practice. The authors engage with concrete alternatives in ways that move beyond the logic of crime and punishment and towards visions of justice that are both social and transformative.
"Amazing ... challenges us to think more deeply about the connections between different systems of exploitation and the role policing plays in enabling them" —Alex Vitale
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