Coming soon this fall

We’re very excited to share with you our highly-anticipated new releases coming out this fall. In this preview, we introduce: a memoir on Indigenous resistance from Kanien’kehá:ka land defender, Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel; a teaching manual filled with revolutionary lesson plans and classroom activities; a collection of profiles of climate activists engaged in civil disobedience against the Trans Mountain pipeline project; and an important in-depth look at intimate partner violence in Canada.

When the Pine Needles Fall

Indigenous Acts of Resistance

By Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, with Sean Carleton

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$32.95
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There have been many things written about Canada’s violent siege of Kanehsatà:ke and Kahnawà:ke in the summer of 1990, but When the Pine Needles Fall: Indigenous Acts of Resistance is the first book from the perspective of Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, who was the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) spokesperson during the siege. Written in a conversational style by Gabriel with historian Sean Carleton, the book offers an intimate look at Gabriel’s life leading up to the 1990 siege, her experiences as spokesperson for her community, and her work since then as an Indigenous land defender, human rights activist, and feminist leader. More than just the memoir of an extraordinary individual, When the Pine Needles Fall offers insight into Indigenous language, history, and philosophy, reflections on our relationship with the land, and calls to action against both colonialism and capitalism as we face the climate crisis. 

“Gabriel’s work is the book on Indigenous resistance I’ve been waiting for my whole life. It is a must-read for anyone concerned with the continuation of life on this planet.” – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, co-author of Rehearsals for Living

Roles of Resistance

Game Plans for Teachers and Troublemakers

By John-Henry Harter and Mark Leier

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$34.95
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Designed for educators and facilitators from the union hall to the lecture hall, Roles of Resistance: Game Plans for Teachers and Troublemakers outlines revolutionary lesson plans on how to fight the power with people power. The thirteen lesson plans in this book created by John-Henry Harter and Mark Leier can be used independently or combined to create a semester-long course. Sections include units on teaching political economy, labour history, and social activism based on democratic, experiential teaching, including role-plays, simulations, and games.

"I have been waiting for a book like Roles of Resistance for a long time, and I will be using it—in both classrooms and organizing spaces—for even longer.” – Jeremy Milloy, associate professor, Department of History, Wayne State University

Standing on High Ground

Civil Disobedience on Burnaby Mountain

Edited by Rosemary Cornell, Adrienne Drobnies and Tim Bray

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$29.95
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Since 2014, hundreds of people have been arrested while engaging in non-violent civil disobedience to protest the “TMX” Trans Mountain pipeline project. Standing on High Ground: Civil Disobedience on Burnaby Mountain includes twenty-five stories of people who put themselves on the line for climate justice. While some of those arrested were longtime activists, others felt compelled to act for the first time in their lives. Editors Rosemary Cornell, Adrienne Drobnies, and Tim Bray showcase the profiles of Indigenous leaders, academics, faith leaders, political leaders, engineers, artists and writers, scientists, physicians, and ordinary folk from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Their reflections on the protests and their arrests explore our moral duty to future generations, government’s collusion with corporate power, the violation of Indigenous Law, and unsustainable worldviews. Climate activists in protest movements such as the one against the TMX pipeline are critical in the existential fight for a sustainable future and habitable planet. They show us that we can all take a stand.

And Sometimes They Kill You

Confronting the Epidemic of Intimate Partner Violence

By Pamela Cross

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$29.95
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After working for more than three decades with survivors, frontline workers, and the systems they turn to for help, lawyer Pamela Cross provides an in-depth look at intimate partner violence in Canada. And Sometimes They Kill You: Confronting the Epidemic of Intimate Partner Violence untangles what intimate partner violence is, the barriers to its eradication, and what we could be doing to eliminate those barriers. Told in an engaging and accessible fashion, the book weaves together Cross’ personal experiences and reflections on what she has learned with the heartbreaking stories of victims, survivors, and the alarming but convincing data. Cross offers practical and hopeful ideas for how each of us can engage in the vital work of eradicating intimate partner violence. This a call to action for the all-of-society, revolutionary response to gender-based violence needed to build communities that are safe and healthy for everyone.