A number of top left wing authors are launching new books at Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop, over the next few weeks.
All events start at 6.30pm and are hosted at the shop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1. Phone 020 7637 1848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
- Thursday 15 October
Roger Protz, author of Life on the Hop: memoirs from a career in beer (Camra, £12.99).
A longstanding campaigner against the stranglehold of the big corporations over what we drink, Roger Protz draws from his experiences in Europe, Russia, Mexico and the US to celebrate traditionally brewed beer.
- Wednesday 28 October
Alex Callinicos, author of Imperialism and Global Political Economy (Polity Press, £16.99)
In this wide-ranging examination of the theory of imperialism, Alex Callinicos analyses an impressive array of sources and information to provide a cutting-edge account of the link between capitalism and war today.
- Tuesday 3 November
Graham Turner, author of No Way to Run an Economy: how the world slipped into depression (Pluto Press, £10)
A leading voice against neoliberalism, Graham Turner dissects the response of governments over the last 12 months to the crisis. He warns that a serious global depression lies ahead unless there is radical change.
- Tuesday 10 November
Anna Minton, author of Ground Control: fear and happiness in the twenty-first century city (Penguin £9.99)
Anna Minton offers a devastating critique of the way our cities are being reshaped according to corporate interests. Anna argues that this has led to segregation, atomisation and the explosion of CCTV. She puts forward an alternative vision, based on shared, public spaces.
- Tuesday 8 December
Tariq Ali, author of Protocols of the Elders of Sodom and Other Essays (Verso, £12.99)
Tariq Ali is one of the best-known figures on the left and a long standing anti-imperialist. Written over the last four decades, this collection of provocative essays and diary entries explore the links between literature, history and politics.