Reading List

Verso x The World Transformed 2022


The World Transformed is BACK in Liverpool in 2022.

With four days of over 100 debates, discussions, workshops, rallies, trainings, film screenings, exhibitions, cabarets, football games and - of course - the biggest and best parties on the left, TWT22 is set to be one of their most impressive festivals yet.

The festival takes place between 24 - 27 September in Liverpool. It will host striking workers, climate activists, social movements, students, community campaigners and other groups working on the front lines of the cost of living crisis. 

Head over to their website to check out their festival programme and grab your tickets!

All books are 40% off as part of our Student Reading Sale. Ends September 30 at 11:59PM EST. See all our student reading lists here.

Today power is in the hands of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. How do we understand this transformation in power? And what can we do about it?

Join the authors for the launch of this exciting new book at TWT — Sat 24, 1pm.

A trenchant look at contemporary capitalism’s insatiable appetite - and a rallying cry for everyone who wants to stop it from devouring our world!

Read an excerpt on the ubiquity of climate politics here.

Proposes a Left Bloc: an explicit alliance of socialists in Parliament, the Labour grassroots, the trade unions and social movements.

At TWT, James Schneider will discuss the radical potential of movements from Don’t Pay and Enough Is Enough to Black Lives Matter and XR — Mon 26, 3pm

Analyses Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as Labour leader and the prospects for parliamentary socialism in a post-Corbyn Britain. Lively and insightful, it is informed by an insider’s view of the most radical period in Labour’s history.

Only by reimagining how our economy is owned and by whom can we address the crises of our time—from the fallout of the pandemic to ecological collapse—at their roots.

The Tories are locked into a declinist spiral, and with their voters not replacing themselves the party is more dependent on a split opposition—putting into question their continued viability as the favoured vehicle of British capital.

Join Phil Burton-Cartledge and Hilary Wainwright for the run down on our new Prime Minister — Sat 24, 1pm.

Against Borders is a passionate manifesto for border abolition, arguing that we must transform society and our relationships to one another, and build a world in which everyone has the freedom to move and to stay.

The story of the campaign for justice for the 24 building workers wrongly prosecuted by the state in the 1970s.

This history of policing reveals the true character of a state that tries to silence dissent with violence. Protest will, however, not be suppressed.

Starmer originally pledged to revitalise Corbynism with a dose of lawyerly competence. To understand what happened afterwards it is necessary to understand the man himself.


Eric Blanc will be speaking at the launch of Organise Now!, a new worker-led campaign for mass organising of workplaces during a period of increased militancy and a growing cost of living crisis — Sat 24, 3pm.

Will Stronge will join a panel on Universal Basic Income — Sun 25, 8pm.

IRR director Liz Fekete will discuss the key issues for anti-racists today, as well as foregrounding ‘organising from below’ — Mon 26, 5:30pm.