The IULP is a network that confronts the challenges of the market-driven desiccation of ideas with left books that amplify the voices of ordinary people.

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Formed in 2020, the International Union of Left Publishers emerged as a platform of left publishers to promote left books through Red Books Day (21 February), to defend left authors, publishers, and bookshops, and to develop a copyleft method of sharing books across our countries and languages.

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Red Books Day

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Red Books Day celebrates left books, their authors, and the people’s movements they ushered forward on 21 February 1848, the day Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto.

The day, however, is not just a celebration of the publication of the Manifesto, but a time to stand in solidarity with the comrades across the world who have been facing attacks from the right-wing.

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