The Verso Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance is a compendium of revolt and resistance throughout the ages, updated to include resistance to war and economic oppression from Beijing and Cairo to Moscow and New York City.
To celebrate the release of the new edition - 50% off at the moment as part of our end-of-year sale - we've present a selection of key moments of dissent from the book.
John Rees's book The Leveller Revolution offers a gripping narrative of the Seventeenth Century revolutionary democrats the Levellers. The Leveller's philosophy was perhaps best summed up by Thomas Rainsborough at the famous Putney Debates - that "the poorest that is in England hath a live to live as the greatest".
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John Rees's recently published book, The Leveller Revolution, sheds light on a neglected radical current in the English Revolution, but what of the other radicals thrown up in those tumultuous decades? In the second in a series of blog posts, Ariel Hessayon, Senior Lecturer in History at Goldsmiths, looks at the radical prophet Thomas Totney, better known as TheaurauJohn Tany.
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The Levellers have recently taken on a sudden political topicality. First, Theresa May accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of being a Leveller, and then UKIP's only MP Douglas Carswell attempted to claim the Levellers for the populist right. How can we situate the legacy and contemporary relevance of the Levellers?
In this piece John Rees, author of the recently published The Leveller Revolution, looks at the history of this 400 year old political insult.
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Jeremy Corbyn and Tony Benn (centre) with John Rees and Cllr Rania Khan at the unveiling of the plaque to Leveller Thomas Rainsborough in Wapping, 2013.