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Book Launch – Crooked Deals and Broken Treaties: How American Indians were Displaced by White Settlers in the Cuyahoga Valley

Wednesday 9 December, 7pm

NIBS, 54 Victoria St, South Carlton

Entry by Donation

In his latest book, Historian and novelist John Tully draws on contemporary accounts and a wealth of studies to produce this elegiac history of the Cuyahoga Valley. He pays special attention to how settlers’ notions of private property—and the impulse to own and develop the land—clashed with more collective social organizations of American Indians. He also documents the ecological cost of settlement, long before heavy industry laid waste to the region. Crooked Deals and Broken Treaties is an impassioned accounting of the cost of “progress,” and an insistent reminder of the barbarism and deceit that fueled the rise of the United States.

New Book Sale @ NIBS

In store now, we have heaps of quality left/environmental titles dramatically marked down. Would make great christmas gift ideas.

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New T-Shirts @ NIBS

New T-Shirts – $30 each. Come get em.


This Changes Everything – Film Screening @ NIBS

Thursday, November 26, 2015

New International Bookshop, 54 Victoria St, Trades Hall 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

 NIBS will host a public screening, in the book shop, of the new film ‘This Changes Everything,’ – the documentary inspired by the release of Naomi Klein’s new book.

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

See the trailor here:

Admission: $10

To guarantee your seat, book online via the following link


New Books in November

Crooked Deals and Broken Treaties: How American Indians were Displaced by White Settlers in the Cuyahoga Valley – John Tully – $37

We have never been Neoliberal: A manifesto for a doomed youth – Kean Birch – $30

Rules Without Rulers: The possibilities and limits of Anarchism – Matthew Wilson – $32EU

Beyond Capitalism? The future of Radical Politics – Luke Cooper & Simon Hardy – $27

Psychology and Capitalism: The manipulation of mind – Ron Roberts – $24

The European Union and The End of Politics – James Heartfield – $36

Greece: What is to be done: A pamphlet – Karl Heinz Roth – $22

We have never been Neoliberal: A manifesto for a doomed youth – Kean Birth – $30

Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations – Daniel Nyberg, Christopher Wright – $50

This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein – $25post capitalism

And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – Eric Bogle – $25 –

Why labor should saviour its Green – Brad Orgill – $25

Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment – Clare O Neil, Tim Watts – $30

An Economy is not a Society – Dennis Glover – $20

Understanding Class – Elin Olin Wright – $30

Against the Troika – C Lapavitasas – $30aN Economy

Postcapitalism: A guide to our future – Paul Mason – $50

Because we say so – Noam Chomsky – $30


Drought: A Novel – Ronald Fraser – $30

Man Tiger –  Eka Kurniawan – $25

Shadows Of The Pomegranate Tree – Tariq Ali – $20

The Book Of Saladin– Tariq Ali – $20

A Sultan In Palermo– Tariq Ali – $20

Night Of The Golden Butterfly– Tariq Ali – $20

The Stone Woman– Tariq Ali – $20

Graphic Guides (Great for those new to politics)

Chomsky: A Graphic Guide – $13

Capitalism A graphic guide – $13

Slavoj Zizek A Grapic Guide – $13Marxism

Foucault: A graphic guide – $13

Critical Theory A graphic guide – $12

Marx – A graphic Guide – $12

Marxism – A graphic Guide – $12


Imagined Communities – Benedict Anderson – $30

Philosophy for Militants – Alain Badiou – $13

The State and Revolution – Lenin – $13

1984 – George Orwell – $20conquest

Animal Farm – George Orwell – $18

Discipline and Punish – Michel Foucault – $25

The Conquest of Bread – Peter Kropotkin – $23

The communist hypothesis – Alain Badiou – $17

New Books in Sept/Oct

In October: 

Labor’s Conflict: Big Business, workers and the politics of class – Rick Kuhn – $44

Trade Unionism in Australia – Tom Bramble – $39

In September:

Australia’s Boldest Experiment – Stuart McIntyre – $35

Breaking Out: Memories of Melbourne – Susan Blackburn (eds) – $35breaking out

For the Commonwealth: The Public High School in Victoria 1910-2010 – $40

Not Charted on Ordinary Maps: The Newcastle Steelworks Closure – John Lewer – $40

Where Did Fair Go – John Wright – $35

Cyberpunk Revolutionary: On Julian Assange – Robert Manne – $7

Socialism or Barbarism – Rosa Luxembourg – $38

State Crime: On the Margins of Empire – Kristian Laslett – $56

Syrizia: Inside the Labryinth – Ken Ovenden – $37

A Marxist History of the World – Neil Faulkner – $50

Decolonizing Solidarity – Clare Land – $54

NIBS Underground – Jeremy Salt – Turkey in turmoil: Is Erdogan’s bubble about to burst?’

When: Thursday, October 29 at 7:00pm

Where: NIBS

Jeremy Salt, long time expert commentator on the Middle East, will discuss the rise of the AKP since 2011 and the
increasingly authoritarian role of Erdogan in shaping his ‘new Turkey’ – a country radically different from the secular democratic state envisioned by the republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal (‘Ataturk’).

Turkey is a country polarised as never before. The dramatic rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) was finally checked with the elections in June when the government lost its absolute majority in Parliament. New elections will be held in November at which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be seeking the two-thirds majority of parliament needed to change the constitution and create an executive presidency with sweeping powers.

Entry by Donation

New book @ NIBS in September….

The Conquest of Bread – Peter Kropotkin – $23

Capitalism in the Web of Life – Jason W More – $40

Homage to Catalonia – George Orwell – $20

The Socialist Imperative – From Gotha to Now – Michael Lebowitz – $42

Prison Notebooks (Vol 2) – Antonio Gramsci – $62

Prison Notebooks (Vol 3) – Antonio Gramsci – $61

And more to come soon….

NIBS Underground – Book Talk – Decolonizing Solidarity

Clare Land, long-time supporter of Indigenous struggles, will give a talk about her new book decolonizing solidarity.

When: 7pm, Tuesday 22nd September

Where: New International Book Shop

In this highly original and much-needed book, Clare Land interrogates the often fraught endeavours of activists from colonial backgrounds seeking to be politically supportive of Indigenous struggles. Blending key theoretical and practical questions, Land argues that the predominant impulses which drive middle-class settler activists to support Indigenous people cannot lead to successful alliances and meaningful social change unless they are significantly transformed through a process of both public political action and critical self-reflection.

Clare Land works on research at Victoria University’s Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit, supports social change projects at the Reichstein Foundation, and consults to community organizations on race relations. Clare has been engaged since 1998 with the history and present of settler colonialism. An Anglo-identified non-Aboriginal person living and working in south-east Australia, inspired by Aboriginal struggles, she has undertaken community-based organizing in solid support of a range of Aboriginal-led campaigns. Since 2004 Clare has collaborated with Krauatungulung (Gunai)/Djapwurrung (Gunditjmara) man Robbie Thorpe on campaigns, projects and a long-running radio programme on 3CR in Fitzroy, Melbourne, which focuses on colonialism and resistance.

NIBS Underground – Book Talk – Breaking Out: Memories of Melbourne in the 1970s

Susan Blackburn will give a talk about a new book she has edited, Breaking Out: Memories of Melbourne in the 1970s.

When: 7pm Thursday 1st October

Where: New International Book Shop
This book celebrates Melbourne in heady times.

The turbulence of 1970s Australia stretched far beyond the Whitlam era and the level of national government. Sixteen contributors remember their roles in a vibrant and creative decade in Melbourne. Anything seemed possible: alternative approaches sprang up for everything from education to radio broadcasting, theatre, legal services and suburban living. Starting with the massive opposition to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War and ending with efforts to combat its role in East Timor, contributors recall the protests against environment policies and the administration of universities.

Susan Blackburn has taught at Victoria University of Technology (Melbourne), Griffith University (Brisbane) and, since 1991, at Monash University. Her research has been in the areas of Indonesian history and politics, the Indonesian women’s movement, and foreign aid. In 2006 she completed a research project with Oxfam Australia on their assistance to women in postconflict situations.

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