Current Affairs

Africa | 30.09.16

South Africa’s Insurgent Students

Amidst an air of distrust and tension, a year after the #feesmustfall movement started, South Africa’s national student protests have once again erupted. Julian Brown looks at how these students are now part of the process of remaking South Africa’s post-apartheid democracy.

Zed | 21.09.16

Spring/Summer 2017

Take a look at our new titles catalogue and feed your mind for Spring/Summer 2017 with books from the world’s most important alternative voices.

Race and Indigenous Politics | 12.09.16

Why another Royal Commission ?

Australia’s ABC’s 4 Corners program has directed the world’s attention to horrific violations occurring in Australia’s Northern Territory’s juvenile justice system. Leaked images taken from inside Don Dale Youth Detention Centre showed that Aboriginal boys as young as 13 had endured forms of torture comparable to the abuses committed against inmates of Abu Ghraib prison.

Current Affairs | 07.09.16

Asia’s New Battlefield

As Obama refuses to meet with newly elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the ASEAN summit begins. Here Richard Javad Heydarian looks at China’s seemingly ever-growing economic clout, it’s evolving security doctrine, it’s attempt to control one of the world’s busiest sea lines and it’s ‘hijaking’ of ASEAN.

Sociology | 26.07.16

Farewell Santa Claus

Why work? It’s a question we all ask ourselves. In this extract from The Refusal of Work David Frayne meets those who have made a decision to break free of work, and those who struggle to do so

Current Affairs | 26.07.16

Might is Right

Matt Kennard explores the limits of the American Empire in this extract from The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs The American Elite

Current Affairs | 26.07.16

Obama’s First Coup

In this extract from The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs The American Elite, Matt Kennard looks at US military involvement in Honduras as part of the ongoing War on Drugs

Asia | 16.05.16

Risks and Possibilities in the Korean Peninsula

Following what appears to be the DPRK’s fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test Paul French addresses the tense stand-off between DPRK, China and the United States. Does the future of the Korean peninsula lie in engagement, or war?

Current Affairs | 24.06.15

Rogue Reporters Gather to Discuss the Racket

Waterstones Bookshop in Trafalgar Square saw lively debate this month as journalists Owen Jones, Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Amelia Abraham and Matt Kennard gathered for the launch of The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs The Masters Of The Universe. Joined by Potent Whisper, who performed to the packed room, they discussed how a media environment owned by a tiny group of incredibly wealthy people shapes political debate and limits political possibilities

Current Affairs | 24.04.15

Who Made My Clothes?

On 24th April 2013, the dangerously precarious Rana Plaza factory in Savar, Bangladesh collapsed. The death toll reached 1,129 with a further 2,515 people injured following their rescue from the ruins of the building. In this interview, Zed spoke to Carry Somers of Fashion Revolution Day about the aftermath of the disaster

Middle East | 09.01.15

Islamism – A Eurocentric Position?

In this introduction to Sayyid’s A Fundamental Fear, Hamid Dabashi argues the fictive delusion of ‘the West’ is no longer a valid or legitimate interlocutor for the post-colonial world

Americas | 27.11.14

On the Ferguson Verdict

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.”

Asia | 13.11.14

Zed Book Banned in Thailand

A Kingdom in Crisis gives a comprehensive analysis of the current crisis in Thailand, noting that Freedom of Speech is routinely denied. Now it’s been banned by the Thai government as “a threat to stability, order and good morality”

Environment | 07.10.14

A Different Class

“The world has changed, the syllabus hasn’t – is it time to do something about it?” Following the example of the Post-Crash Economics Society in Manchester, we presenta reading list for a new economic reality