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World working class - black and British in the 60s and 70s - Iraq graphic novel - political teddy bears

Live Working or Die Fighting
by Paul Mason
(Vintage £8.99)

Mason brings together a wealth of inspiring stories of workers' struggles of the past with accounts of workers' fights today.

Culture Clash
by Don Letts
(SAF publishing £9.99)

A wonderful autobiography by the filmmaker and DJ, capturing the highs and lows of being black and British in the 1960s and 1970s. Along the way Letts charts the rise of punk, fascism and his love of reggae.

Iraq, Operation Takeover
by Sean Michael Wilson and Lee O'Connor
(War on Want £5)

A graphic novel portraying the role of corporations like Bechtel and Halliburton in the war and occupation in Iraq.

Membear of Parliament
by Richard Heller
(Bearmondsey Publishing £5.99)

A teddy discovers that the world is unfair. His parents have no pension, his girlfriend is overworked at the hospital and the children have nowhere to play. A sweet story for 7+.