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Por Penrallt Gallery Bookshop / galeri a siop lyfrau Penrallt, Machynlleth, Wales

UK and Global/DU a byd-eang/Welsh/Cymru

Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth

Guy Standing

9,99 € 9,29 €

Guy Standing leads us through a new appraisal of the commons, stemming from the medieval concept of common land reserved in ancient law from marauding barons, to his modern reappraisal of the resources we all hold in common - a brilliant new synthesis that crystallises quite how much public wealth has been redirected to the 1% in recent decades through the state-approved exploitation of everything from our land to our state housing, health and benefit systems, to our justice system, schools, newspapers and even the air we breathe.

Who Owns England?: How We Lost Our Land and How to Take it Back

Guy Shrubsole

9,99 € 9,29 €

Since 1086, in fact. For centuries, England's elite have covered up how they got their hands on millions of acres of our land, by constructing walls, burying surveys and more recently, sheltering behind offshore shell companies. But with the dawn of digital mapping and the Freedom of Information Act, it's becoming increasingly difficult for them to hide. Trespassing through tightly-guarded country estates, ecologically ravaged grouse moors and empty Mayfair mansions, writer and activist Guy Shrubsole has used these 21st century tools to uncover a wealth of never-before-seen information about the people who own our land, to create the most comprehensive map of land ownership in England that has ever been made public. From secret military islands to tunnels deep beneath London, Shrubsole unearths truths concealed since the Domesday Book about who is really in charge of this country - at a time when Brexit is meant to be returning sovereignty to the people.

The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It

Owen Jones

10,99 € 10,22 €

Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City. Exposing the revolving doors that link these worlds, and the vested interests that bind them together, Jones shows how, in claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite.

We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

Nesrine Malik

8,99 € 8,36 €

Not only in India, but all over the world. The Coronavirus brought with it another, more terrible understanding of Azadi, making a nonsense of international borders, incarcerating whole populations, and bringing the modern world to a halt like nothing else ever could. In this series of electrifying essays, Arundhati Roy challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. The essays include meditations on language, public as well as private, and on the role of fiction and alternative imaginations in these disturbing times. The pandemic, she says, is a portal between one world and another. For all the illness and devastation it has left in its wake, it is an invitation to the human race, an opportunity, to imagine another world.

AZADI: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.

Arundhati Roy

6,00 € 5,58 €

Not only in India, but all over the world. The Coronavirus brought with it another, more terrible understanding of Azadi, making a nonsense of international borders, incarcerating whole populations, and bringing the modern world to a halt like nothing else ever could. In this series of electrifying essays, Arundhati Roy challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. The essays include meditations on language, public as well as private, and on the role of fiction and alternative imaginations in these disturbing times. The pandemic, she says, is a portal between one world and another. For all the illness and devastation it has left in its wake, it is an invitation to the human race, an opportunity, to imagine another world.

This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality

Peter Pomerantsev

9,99 € 9,29 €

As Peter Pomerantsev seeks to make sense of the disinformation age, he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, 'behavioural change' salesmen, Jihadi fan-boys, Identitarians, truth cops, and much more. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, he finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power. His research takes him back to Russia - but the answers he finds there are surprising.

Dim Croeso '69 - Gwrthsefyll yr Arwisgo

Arwel Vittle

9,99 €

Union 50 mlynedd ers yr Arwisgo, portreadir yr hanes trwy gyfrwng cyfweliadau gyda rhai o'r cymeriadau amlycaf - protestwyr, heddlu, gwleidyddion ac enwogion. Un peth yw dysgu am yr holl bethau ddigwyddod dros gyfnod o flynyddoedd – peth arall yw cael yr hanes i gyd o fewn cloriau un llyfr. A dyna pryd mae rhywun yn llawn sylweddoli pa mor ddwys, cyffrous, tyngedfennol ... a doniol yr oedd y bennod hon yn hanes Cymru.

Pam na fu Cymru: Methiant Cenedlaetholdeb Cymraeg

Simon Brooks

16,98 €

Dyma gyfrol arloesol sy'n trafod y rhesymau am fethiant hanesyddol y mudiad cenedlaethol yng Nghymru, ac yn cynnig ffordd ymlaen.

Labour and Devolution in Wales 1983-98

John Gilbert Evans

7,99 €

A concise summary of his previous published work, provides a compelling overview of the history of devolutionary impulses in Wales from the foundation of the epoch-making Cymru Fydd movement in 1886, the monopoly of the Liberal Party and some of its leading politicians, until the devolution referendum in 1979, with the primary focus on successive developments after the Second World War. It also charts the changing attitudes to devolution within the Labour Party in Wales between the two key devolution referenda of 1979 and 1997, and focuses on the striking U-turn in support, sometimes grudging, for devolutionary initiatives. Readers interested in the recent political history of Wales and the course of devolutionary initiatives will find this short study to be of considerable interest, and it is very likely to stimulate further reading and research into this rapidly changing field.

Miners Against Fascism: Wales and the Spanish Civil War

Hywel Francis

20,00 €

Welsh miners made up one of the largest contingents within the British Battalion of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. Hywel Francis draws on a wide variety of contemporary sources to paint a vivid picture of the tumultuous politics of South Wales in the 1920s and 1930s - the context for the decision made by so many to volunteer. He describes the process of volunteering, the militant role played by the Welsh volunteers, and the mass movements of political solidarity with Spain within Wales. It also includes many illustrations, and reproduces letters written by volunteers to their relatives and friends back in Wales.

The Communist Party of Great Britain and the National Question in Wales, 1920-1991

Douglas Jones

12,99 €

the first in-depth study of the Communist Party's attitude to devolution in Wales, to Welsh nationhood and Welsh identity, as well as examining the party's relationship with the Labour Party, Plaid Cymru and the labour and nationalist movements in relation to these issues. Placing the party's engagement of these issues within the context of the rapid changes in twentieth century Welsh society, debates on devolution and identity on the British left, the role of nationalism within the communist movement, and the interplay of international and domestic factors, the volume provides new insight into the development of ideas by the political left on devolution and identity in Wales during the twentieth century.

The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution

Christopher Hill

12,99 € 12,08 €

Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them. The relations between rich and poor classes, the part played by wandering 'masterless' men, the outbursts of sexual freedom, the great imaginative creations of Milton and Bunyan - these and many other elements build up into a marvellously detailed and coherent portrait of this strange, sudden effusion of revolutionary beliefs. “I had rather have a plain russet-coated captain, that knows what he fights for and loves what he knows, than that which you call ‘a gentleman’ and is nothing else”. Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658)

Liberty against the Law: Some Seventeenth-Century Controversies

Christopher Hill

16,98 €

In this, the last book published during his lifetime, renowned historian of the English Revolution Christopher Hill uses the literary culture of the seventeenth century to explore the immense social changes of the period as well as the expressions of liberty, the law and the hero-worship of the outlaw defiance. As well as chapters on gypsies and vagabonds, Hill analyzes class, religion and the shift away from the importance of the church after the Reformation. Liberty against the Law is a late classic of Hill's work and essential reading for anyone interested in the history and politics of the seventeenth-century.

Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea

Alberto Toscano

12,99 €

In a radical new interpretation, Tosacan places the fanatic at the very heart of politics, arguing that historical and revolutionary transformations require a new understanding of his role. Showing how fanaticism results from the failure to formulate an adequate emancipatory politics, this illuminating history sheds new light on an idea that continues to dominate debates about faith and secularism.

The Purpose of Power: From the co-founder of Black Lives Matter

Alicia Garza

14,99 € 13,94 €

An insight into grass roots organizing to deliver basic needs - affordable housing, workplace protections, access to good education - to those locked out of the economy by racism. It is an attempt not only to make sense of where Black Lives Matter came from but also to understand the possibilities that Black Lives Matter and movements like it hold for our collective futures. Ultimately, it's an appeal to hearts and minds, demanding that we think about our privileges and prejudices and ask how we might contribute to the change we want to see in the world.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Raj Patel y Jason W. Moore

9,99 € 9,29 €

The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system. Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history.

Capital and Ideology

Thomas Piketty

31,95 €