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Jonathan welcomes Irene Bindi from ARP Books to the podcast. They discuss what it means to be a leftist publisher and talk about what kinds of works ARP Books publishes.

Irene Bindi HeadshotIrene Bindi is an artist, editor, and organizer based on Treaty 1 territory, in Winnipeg.

Arbeiter Ring Publishing was founded as a workers’ collective in 1996 and began publishing a few left-of-centre and Marxist-leaning books each year. It is now Arbeiter Ring Publishing Ltd. (operating as ARP Books) and has grown into a respected book publisher offering a bold combination of eclectic and engaging writing.

Their mandate is to publish a dynamic combination of non-fiction, literary fiction, essay, poetry, and other writing that cannot be constrained by genre categories while encouraging innovative new writing.

Check out ARP Books at

Opening song is “We Got the Poison” by Electric Candles
Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur


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