Human Rights

Asia | 05.10.17

From Military Dictatorship to Democracy

The author of Pathways that Changed Myanmar says it’s no coincidence that the end of military rule has seen the dawn of a new pathology of cultural violence in the country.

Race and Indigenous Politics | 21.08.17

By Any Means Necessary

An emerging Black middle class and political representation cannot change the nature of a racist society. Even a Black man in the White house could do nothing to reverse the tide of racial oppression. – Kehinde Andrews talks Black Radicalism.

Asia | 08.09.17

Our Race Will be Eliminated

Why, in the changing landscape of Myanmar, have there emerged actors so fierce that they seek to kill off whatever threat to their religion lurks amidst them?

Gender, Sexualities and Queer Identities | 22.08.17

Being Queer in North Korea

Queer Asia | Essay Prize, Winner | Imagine studying queers in a country where homosexuals are charged not with sodomy but with “falling into capitalism”, where cuddling and groping a same-sex soldier in the cold is not same-sex intimacy but “revolutionary comradeship”. How should we study queerness when it’s invisible?

Human Rights | 10.11.16

How Can We Refuse Borders?

How do we resist the border, in a current reality where borders proliferate? And are we really pointing to a possible future world free of borders?

Race and Indigenous Politics | 10.11.16

What’s a Border Wall For?

The average annual per capita GDP of the countries that have built walls or fences at their borders since the fall of the Berlin Wall is $14,067; the average for the countries on the other side of these barriers is $2,801. Here Reece Jones answers the question: what’s a border wall really for?

Africa | 19.10.16

Wangari Maathai and Peace on Earth

The legacy of Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai’s life is a crucial reminder that peace on earth depends on our ability to secure our living environment.

Africa | 19.10.16

Leymah Gbowee the Peace Warrior

Leymah Gbowee’s rise from social worker to Nobel Peace Laureate paved the way for the first elected female president in Africa in 2006. Here we take a look at her life and work.

Human Rights | 30.09.16

The alt. Health and Medicine Reading List

The alt. Health and Medicine reading list features books that focus on health as a fundamental human right and link ill-health across the globe to patterns of inequality, injustice, access to medicine and a changing climate.

Development | 29.09.16

The alt. Development Reading List

The alt. Development reading list features classics of alternative and critical development studies, addressing issues of colonialism, racism in development, gender in development as well as the effects of climate change.

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 | 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

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”

Africa | 20.12.13

The Zed Christmas List

In the run up to the festive period, are you looking for a present for that radical in your life? Then check out our selection of great political reads – perfect for Christmas gifts!