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ABOUT AK PrESS
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and
distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mindaltering material. We’re small: a half-dozen people who work long hours for short money, because we believe in what we do. We’re anarchists, which is reflected both in the books we provide and in the way we organize our business. Decisions at AK Press are made collectively, from what we publish, to what we distribute and how we structure our labor. All the work, from sweeping floors to answering phones, is shared. When the telemarketers call and ask “who’s in charge?” the answer is: everyone. Our goal isn’t profit (although we do have to pay the rent). Our goal is supplying radical words and images to as many people as possible. The books and other media we distribute are published by independent presses, not the corporate giants. We make them widely available to help you make positive (or, hell, revolutionary) changes in the world. The titles we carry are hand-selected by the AK Press collective, and most of them aren’t things you’re likely to stumble upon in a corporate chain store. The items in this catalog are available to bookstores, infoshops, rogue tablers, and individuals. While we try to keep all the items listed in stock, occasionally things go in and out of print or are temporarily unavailable—we apologize in advance for any inconvenience. All prices were correct when we went to print, but are subject to change. For the most current product info and to see the newest items (we update the website with new products weekly), check us out at www.akpress.org. While you’re there, check out the Bookmobile to see if AK Press will be in your neck of the woods soon, to sign up for our mailing lists for updates on new products and events, or to learn about Friends of AK Press. No government, “revolutionary” or otherwise, has ever liberated its citizens from gender, racial, or class oppression. No government has ever developed a model for an environmentally sustainable society. With a record like that, it’s strange that anyone still backs that particular horse. Back in the day, as socialist ideas were developing and confronting the emerging capitalist system, revolutionaries claimed that “the emancipation of the working class is the task of the workers themselves.” Anarchists still make that claim. We don’t advocate “no control,” but insist on asking “control by whom?” We work to destroy arbitrary power (political, economic, and social), to take decision-making power away from “officials,” while developing our ability to fill that void and provide for ourselves. “People’s governments” invariably become calcified and abandon the struggle for human freedom. This is why we identify with the liberatory strains within the history of socialism—the unbroken thread of impassioned resistance against both the terrors of capitalism and the tyranny of government. Anarchism doesn’t tell people what to do. It tells them that they have the ability to make decisions about the issues that affect them. Anarchism, and the anarchist movement, is about emancipation, empowerment, and agency. Ask yourself this: what would your ideal transportation system, agricultural system, neighborhood, school, or workplace look like? Now ask yourself how much influence you and the people around you have over these issues? Can we afford to leave these decisions to the same people who have been screwing up our lives thus far? Evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould once wrote, “I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.” The repressive hierarchies of capitalism and the state create human beings who are mere shells of what we could be, stunting us mentally, physically, and emotionally. Adding insult to injury, we’re then taught to blame ourselves for this situation, instead of looking for the institutional roots of our problems. Because destroying one form of oppression only leaves the others to fester, anarchism tries to focus on all unequal power relations simultaneously. Capitalism and the state didn’t invent racism, patriarchy, or gender oppression, but they use a variety of divisive tactics to bolster our dependence on them. Understanding how oppressions are interlinked is an important step in overcoming them, as well as a way to practice freedom here and now, rather than relegating it to some distant future. For us, anarchism is a practical framework for working out these issues. It’s a revolutionary analysis that helps us understand the roots of domination, both as individuals and as members of exploited social groups. It offers a useful and instructive history of theoretical and practical experimentation by people who have worked to expand the definition of freedom itself by fighting those who violently constrain and deny it.
What Do You Mean By “Anarchism?”
“Like all really good ideas,” writes Clifford Harper, “Anarchy is pretty simple when you get down to it—human beings are at their best when they are living free of authority, deciding things among themselves rather than being ordered about.” Anarchism means abolishing the state and all coercive social relations. It means a society in which individuals create and control their own collective organizations to meet their social and economic needs. These organizations would federate and democratically coordinate (rather than compete) among themselves without any government oversight. Some say that this is impossible, that without governmental authority we’d descend into violence, lawlessness, and corruption. But, look around: isn’t that pretty much what we have now? Government is a centralized force that imposes rules from above, suppressing individual initiative in the interests of a small minority. Capitalism is an economic system based on exploitation, private ownership (theft) of society’s resources, and a logic of ruthless competition. Rather than accept these human constructions as “natural,” AK Press draws on a rich history of folks from all over the planet and from all walks of life who have imagined, fought for, and actually achieved something better.
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What is a collective?
A collective is a group of individuals who work together on a common project without relying on internal hierarchies. Collectives can be large or small. They might exist temporarily or over long periods, and membership in them is voluntary. Any group— whether it’s a social club, NGO, or political organization—that has a board of directors, boss, manager, guru, or president is not a collective. In our current society, most formal organizations use a system of ranking that concentrates decision-making power in the hands of a minority that then uses this power to serve their own interests. This is exactly what collectives are designed to prevent. In collectives, leadership happens naturally and fluidly. All skills and knowledge are shared, not hoarded by an elite. This means that duties and responsibilities can be rotated among a collective’s members and that they can be revoked if anyone starts abusing their power. This horizontal structure is a dynamic and vital way to constantly increase worker-empowerment. The AK Press collective functions with a high level of organization and accountability. We work a minimum of forty hours per week, plus additional nights and weekends. We have regularly scheduled meetings to share information about the different aspects of our business so we can make collective decisions on a wide range of issues: the items we publish and distribute, our overall financial health, our political direction, the events we host and attend, the mutual aid we offer to other groups, and whatever else comes across our desks. However, we’re not a singularly focused or homogenous group. Right now, we’re very different individuals working together on a common project. That project thrives as much on our differences as on our similarities, as well as on the spirit of constant reflection and engagement with which we face each new challenge.
So what makes AK Press anarchist?
We operate without a corporate structure. No boss, no managers, no bullshit. We’ve replaced hierarchy with cooperation, accountability, and responsibility of our individual members. New ideas aren’t generated by specialists in air-conditioned offices, but in open meetings—where ideas are discussed freely and a course of action is decided democratically by everyone directly affected by the decision. How many sick days can we take? Should we carry the new South End Press book? What out-of-print anarchist classic should we make available again? Who will table at the New Orleans Bookfair? How can we increase the diversity of our collective and publishing list? We answer questions like this every day—dozens a week, hundreds a month. Sound tedious? Sound empowering? Sound exciting? It’s all that…and more. It’s our way of developing the skills necessary to administer our own work lives. It’s our way of creating the better world we carry in our hearts, and trying to live it in some small way while carrying on the legacy of those revolutionaries who came before us. Yes, we are continually battling the constraints of a market economy, but we’re also learning the pathway to autonomy, while challenging some of the most basic structures of capitalism. Freedom is a constant struggle. While each of us has our own definition of anarchism, they overlap in enough ways to maintain our common project. At the same time, we understand that the anarchist movement is made up of many historical and contemporary strands, whether they call themselves “anarchist,” or “socialist,” or refuse labels altogether. We don’t have a problem spreading the ideas of people with whom we don’t always see eye-to-eye. No idea is so infallible that it can’t be examined, questioned, and debated. Humans have self-organized since the dawn of recorded time, in varying ways, with varied results. We strive to abolish the systems that control and separate us, and try to draw important lessons from these struggles so that we can all move forward together. A key component of our struggle is the sharing of knowledge, history, and information. Through our publishing and distribution efforts, we see ourselves as part of a long tradition of getting the word out by any means necessary. In many historical periods, books, pamphlets, and other forms of written communication were clandestine, relying on networks of individuals keeping revolutionary ideas alive with secret printing presses, tattered facsimiles, and underground distribution systems. Our mission is to keep circulating these important texts, while producing new analyses and documenting the history of our struggle as it unfolds. We’re proud to call ourselves propagandists and hope that the materials we provide both agitate and provoke. —The AK Press Collective
Isn’t an anarchist business an oxymoron?
There’s definitely something strange and contradictory about the concept of an anarchist business. AK Press works hard to destroy and move beyond capitalism, toward a non-exploitative, sustainable, and just economy. However, like it or not, capitalism is the only game in town at the moment. The paper that books are printed on, the building we work in, the packages we send and receive, the computers we use—all are the result of the exploited labor of the working class. Until we take power away from private economic tyrannies like corporations and investment groups, until we’re in control of our creative energies, almost every good or service we use or provide is administered by capitalism. AK Press doesn’t exist to enrich its members at the expense of consumers. We’re here to provide much needed tools for intellectual selfdefense. When we call ourselves an “anarchist business” it’s with the full knowledge that the economy is not in our hands. Yet.
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Eyes to the South
French Anarchists & Algeria
“Porter’s sensitive, learned, and accessible account is highly recommended for anyone wishing to acquire a deeper knowledge of the history of modern Algeria, as well as of the range of anarchist approaches, in both France and Algeria, to the pathways of Algerian politics before and since independence.” —Mohammed Bamyeh, author of Anarchy as Order: The History & Future of Civic Humanity Eyes to the South explores important issues from the last six tumultuous decades of Algerian history, including French colonial rule, nationalist revolution, experiments in workers’ self-management, the rise of radical Islamist politics, an insurgent revival of traditional decentralist resistance and political structures, conflicts over cultural identity, women’s emancipation, and major “blowback” on the ex-colonial power itself. At the same time, Eyes to the South describes and analyzes the observers themselves—the various components of the French anarchist movement—and helps to clarify and enrich the discussion of issues such as national liberation, violence, revolution, the role of religion, liberal democracy, worker self-management, and collaboration with statists in the broader anarchist and anti-authoritarian movements. With a foreword by Sylvain Boulouque!
David Porter is professor emeritus at SUNY/Empire State College. He is the editor of Vision on Fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish Revolution and an analyst of the recent “leaderless revolutions” of the Middle East and North Africa.
ISBN: 9781849350761 Paperback Original 550 pp. $25.00
Anatomy of a Rebel Water Project & the Lessons of International Solidarity
“Ramor Ryan is a brilliant story-teller, and Zapatista Spring is impossible to put down. In this vivid account of democracy and solidarity in action, the pages overflow with humanity, wit, and the mountains and mud of Chiapas. This candid story should be read by anyone who has been inspired by the Zapatistas.”—Ben Dangl, author of Dancing with Dynamite Eight volunteers converge to help campesinos build a water system in Chiapas—a strategy to bolster the Zapatista insurgency by helping locals to assert their autonomy. These outsiders come to question the movement they’ve traveled so far to support—and each other—when forced into a world so unlike the poetic communiqués of Subcomandante Marcos—a world of endemic rural poverty, parochialism, and shifting loyalties to the movement. The quiet dignity of the local compañeros and echoes of B. Traven, Conrad, and Camus, round out this epic yarn.
Ramor Ryan is an Irish writer and translator based in Chiapas, Mexico, and is the author of Clandestines: The Pirate Journals of an Irish Exile.
ISBN: 9781849350723 Paperback Original 213 pp. $16.00
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Property Is Theft!
A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Reader
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon; edited and introduced by Iain McKay
“In the English-speaking world, Proudhon is one of the best known but least well understood anarchists, largely because the bulk of his work is not available in translation. Iain McKay’s comprehensive anthology fills this gap.” —Ruth Kinna, author of Anarchism: A Beginner’s Guide and editor of Anarchist Studies A largely self-educated worker whose incendiary ideas were more influential than those of Karl Marx during his lifetime, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s social and economic ideas have been a source of inspiration and debate since 1840. Mikhail Bakunin proclaimed “Proudhon is the master of us all,” while for Peter Kropotkin he laid “the foundations of anarchism.” Property Is Theft! collects Proudhon’s most important works in one volume, making many available in English for the first time. Extensively annotated by editor Iain McKay, Property Is Theft! is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history and development of anarchist principles and practice.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809–1865) was one of the most important and influential political theorists of the nineteenth century, and the first man to call himself an “anarchist.” His most famous works include What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government; The System of Economic Contradictions, or The Philosophy of Misery; and The General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century.
ISBN: 9781849350242 Paperback Original 823 pp. $26.95
Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility
The Colin Ward Reader
Colin Ward; edited and introduced by Chris Wilbert and Damian F. White
“As every pundit and politician gestures towards a more congenial, more self-organising nation, and so few have the slightest notion of how to get there without grandiose topdown schemes, we need a handy volume of the Selected Colin Ward in every bookshop, or on every screen.”—The Independent Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility is a collection of some of Colin Ward's most enduring works from the fields of politics, educational theory, social theory, and beyond. A massive project, begun several years before Ward's death with his involvement, Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility fills the need for a thorough and succinct introduction to Ward's multi-faceted body of work.
Colin Ward (1924–2010) is widely acknowledged as one of Britain’s foremost anarchist writers. Member of the editorial collective of Freedom newspaper and then editor of Anarchy magazine from 1947 to 1970, he authored or coauthored over thirty books, including Anarchy in Action; Cotters and Squatters; The Allotment; and Arcadia for All. Damian F. White is Associate Professor of Sociology at Rhode Island School of Design. Chris Wilbert is a Lecturer in Geography and Tourism at Anglia Ruskin University.
ISBN: 9781849350204 Paperback Original 337 pp. $21.95
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Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
Edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith
“Captive Genders is an exciting assemblage of writings—analyses, manifestos, stories, interviews—that traverse the complicated entanglements of surveillance, policing, imprisonment, and the production of gender normativity. Focusing discerningly on the encounter of transpersons with the apparatuses that constitute the prison industrial complex, the contributors to this volume create new frameworks and new vocabularies that surely will have a transformative impact on the theories and practices of twentyfirst century abolition.”—Angela Y. Davis, author of Are Prisons Obsolete? Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. This collection brings together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity, and argues that trans/ queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together.
Eric A. Stanley is currently finishing a PhD in the History of Consciousness department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He organizes with Gay Shame and is a co-director of the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2011). Nat Smith is a light-skinned Black queer gender variant nerd who works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project.
ISBN: 9781849350709 Paperback Original $21.95 365 pp.
After the Future
Franco “Bifo” Berardi; edited by Gary Genosko and Nicholas Thoburn
“In this surprising book, the concept of future, which supported the modern history of culture, politics, and economy, is revised, reverted, cancelled, and finally revived in a totally unexpected way. From Futurism to post-futurism, Bifo takes us on a journey through and beyond the century that trusted in the future.”—Christian Marazzi, author of The Violence of Financial Capitalism After the Future explores our century-long obsession with the concept of “the future.” Beginning with F. T. Marinetti’s “Futurist Manifesto” and the worldwide race toward a new and highly mechanized society that defined the “Century of Progress,” highly respected media activist Franco Berardi traces the genesis of future-oriented thought through the punk movement of the early ’70s and into the media revolution of the ’90s. Cyberculture, the last truly utopian vision of the future, has ended in a clash, and left behind an ever-growing system of virtual life and actual death, of virtual knowledge and actual war. Our future, Berardi argues, has come and gone; the concept has lost its usefulness. Now it’s our responsibility to decide what comes next.
Franco “Bifo” Berardi is an Italian autonomist philosopher and media activist. One of the founders of the notorious Radio Alice, a pirate radio station that became the voice of the autonomous youth movement of Bologna in the late 1970s, Bifo is the author of multiple works of theory, including the recently published The Soul at Work and “The Post-Futurist Manifesto.”
ISBN: 9781849350594 Paperback Original 185 pp. $16.95
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I Mix What I Like!
A Mixtape Manifesto
“In the proud tradition of Fanon, Cabral, Malcolm X, and Steve Biko, Jared Ball speaks in the voice of the decolonial Other, offering a much-needed mind transplant to anyone preferring to ignore the liberatory potential inhering in the hip-hop phenomenon of mixtape.”—Ward Churchill, author of A Little Matter of Genocide In a moment of increasing corporate control in the music industry, where three major labels call the shots on which artists are heard and seen, Jared Ball analyzes the colonization and control of popular music and posits the homemade hip-hop mixtape as an emancipatory tool for community resistance. I Mix What I Like! is a revolutionary investigation of the cultural dimension of anti-racist organizing in the Black community. Blending together elements from internal colonialism theory, cultural studies, political science, and his own experience on the mic, Jared positions the so-called “hip-hop nation” as an extension of the internal colony that is modern African America, and suggests that the low-tech hip-hop mixtape may be one of the best weapons we have against Empire.
Jared A. Ball, PhD (a.k.a. The Funkinest Journalist) is the host of FreeMix Radio, and associate professor of communication studies at Morgan State University.
ISBN: 9781849350570 Paperback Original 229 pp. $14.95
The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther
Marshall “Eddie” Conway and Dominque Stevenson
“A truly amazing, authentic African American history lesson.”—Emory Douglas, Artist and former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party In 1970, the feds framed Eddie Conway for the murder of a Baltimore City Police officer. He was twenty-four years old. They threw him in prison, took him away from his family, his friends, and his organizing, and tried to relegate him to a life marked by nothing but legal appeals, riots and lockdowns, transfers from one penal colony to the next. But they failed. Forty years later, still incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit, Eddie Conway continues to resist. Marshall Law is a poignant story of strength and struggle. From his childhood in inner-city Baltimore to his political awakening in the military, from the rise of the Black Panther Party to the sham trial, the realities of prison life, escape attempts, labor organizing on the inside, and beyond, Eddie’s autobiography is a reminder that we all share the responsibility of resistance, no matter where we are.
Marshall “Eddie” Conway is a former leader of the Baltimore Black Panther Party. In 1969, he uncovered evidence of the FBI’s infiltration of the Panthers as a part of the COINTELPRO initiative, and a year later he found himself locked away, convicted of a murder he did not commit. He has played a leading role in a variety of prisoner support initiatives. Dominque Stevenson is a longtime activist, and director of the Maryland Peace with Justice Program of the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Friends Service Committee. ISBN: 9781849350228 Paperback Original 193 pp. $15.95
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Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs
D. D. Johnston
“Johnston illustrates deftly the predicament of how we consume, how few options many workers have for meals and for shopping, how we work for the chain store and how we eat at the logo-laden franchises. He vividly dramatizes the automated regimen behind the grill, as relentless as any endured in Dickensian times… this genial, engaging, yet serious search for meaning in a commodified global culture deserves wide acclaim.” —John L. Murphy, Popmatters Wayne Foster is fed up. How long can you work a dead-end job as a full-time burgerflipper in a small town in Scotland before you start to wonder what comes next? Add a likeable geek with a love of political theory, and an angry French anarchist, and suddenly you have a rebellion on your hands. Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs is the modern working-class novel, rife with dry wit and disaffected humor—the perfect antidote to “serious” political fiction.
D. D. Johnston is a working-class stiff, former burger-flipper, and a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire.
ISBN: 9781849350617 Paperback Original 249 pp. $14.95
Revolt and Crisis in Greece
Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come
Edited by Antonis Vradis and Dimitris Dalakoglou
How does a revolt come about and what does it leave behind? What impact does it have on those who participate in it and those who simply watch it? Are there lessons from the Greek revolt of December 2008 that we can bring to bear on social action around the globe? Revolt and Crisis in Greece is a collective attempt to grapple with these questions. This timely new volume traces Greece’s long moment of transition from the revolt of 2008 to the economic crisis that followed. Authors from around the world, including those on the ground in Greece, analyze how December became possible, exploring its legacies and the position of the social antagonist movement in face of the economic crisis and the arrival of the IMF.
ISBN: 9780983059714 Paperback Original 351 pp. $18.00
Co-published with Occupied London
In the essays collected here, over two dozen writers offer historical analysis of the factors that gave birth to December and the potentialities it has opened up in face of the capitalist crisis. Yet the book also highlights the dilemmas the antagonist movement has been faced with since: the book is an open question and a call to the global antagonist movement, and its allies around the world, to radically rethink and redefine our tactics in a rapidly changing landscape where crises and potentialities are engaged in a fierce battle with an uncertain outcome.
Antonis Vradis and Dimitris Dalakoglou are part of Occupied London, an anarchist collective writing on all things urban. Since 2008, the collective has maintained the popular blog “From the Greek Streets,” providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the Greek revolt.
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The Right to Be Lazy
Essays by Paul Lafargue
Paul Lafargue; edited and introduced by Bernard Marszalek
“In an era stuck between exhaustion and despair, too much stupid work on one hand, only exceeded by the vast waste of the unemployed, it’s high time we revisit the deep radicalism of our nineteenth century forebears.”—Chris Carlsson, author of Nowtopia At once a masterpiece of critical theory and rip-roaring radical humor, this is one of the most spirited attacks on the notion of the “work ethic” ever to be published! Featuring a revised edition of the original English translation by Charles Hope Kerr, this collection also includes four of Paul Lafargue’s lesser-known critiques (including the “Cathecism for Investors”), as well as a biographical sketch by longtime Wobbly organizer Fred Thompson, and a new introduction by Bay Area print activist Bernard Marszalek. Released in collaboration with Kerr Company to celebrate their 125th anniversary year, and including a tribute to Kerr by labor journalist Kari Lydersen.
Paul Lafargue (1842–1911) was a Cuban-born socialist revolutionary, perhaps most wellknown as the charismatic son-in-law of Karl Marx. Bernard Marszalek is a member of Inkworks Press & Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NOBAWC).
ISBN: 9781849350860 Paperback 120 pp. $16.00
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25th Anniversary Edition
Edited by Franklin Rosemont and David Roediger
“A marvelous, massive, very important book.”—Studs Terkel Marking the 125th anniversary of the 1886 bombing at Chicago’s Haymarket Square, in a revised and expanded edition co-published with the Charles H. Kerr Company, this profusely illustrated anthology reproduces hundreds of original documents, speeches, posters, and handbills, as well as contributions by many of today’s finest labor and radical historians focusing on Haymarket’s enduring influence around the world—including the eight-hour workday. This edition celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Haymarket Scrapbook’s original publication, and includes new contributions from Peter Linebaugh and Ron Sakolsky.
Franklin Rosemont (1943–2009) was a celebrated poet, artist, historian, street speaker, and co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group. His last book Surrealism: Black, Brown, and Beige won the 2010 American Book Award. David Roediger teaches history and African American Studies at University of Illinois. He is the author of How Race Survived US History and The Wages of Whiteness. ISBN: 9781849350808 Paperback 272 pp. $20.00
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The Story of the Iron Column
Militant Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War
“We say to all workers, to all revolutionaries, to all anarchists: At the front or in the rearguard, wherever you may be, fight against the enemies of your liberty and demolish fascism. But also make sure that your exertions do not bring about the installation of a dictatorial regime that would represent the continuation, with all of its vices and defects, of the whole state of affairs that we are trying to obliterate. Now with weapons and later with the tools of labour, learn to live without tyrants and to develop for yourselves the only road to freedom. These are the feelings of the Iron Column, and they have been explained clearly and simply. Comrades: Death to fascism! Long live the social revolution! Long live anarchy!” —The Iron Column, 1 October 1936
ISBN: 9781849350648 $18.95
First English Language Edition 278 pp.
This is the history of the legendary Column who took the fight to fascism and defied the dictatorship springing up in their wake, riding out the rise and fall of the Spanish Revolution that raged alongside the Civil War. Abel Paz uses the testimony of its members, extracts from their newspaper Línea de Fuego, and internal documents to tell their remarkable story.
Abel Paz (1921–2009) was fifteen when the Spanish Revolution began. After the revolution’s defeat, he spent several years in exile, returning to Spain in 1942 as a guerrilla fighter against the Franco regime. He spent most of the subsequent eleven years in prison. Paz spent the remainder of his life authoring biographical and autobiographical works and delivering lectures celebrating the achievements of the anarchists in the Spanish Revolution.
David H. Price
“Anthropology was always a field of political struggle between servants and opponents of imperialism and it still is—with much of our funding, employment, and research direction still coming directly from the CIA and US military. No one genuinely concerned with the integrity of the discipline can afford to ignore this important book.”—David Graeber, author of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology Weaponizing Anthropology details the rapid militarization of anthropology and incursions by the CIA and other intelligence agencies onto American university campuses. Price combines his expert knowledge of the history of anthropologists’ collaborations with military and intelligence agencies with an activist stance opposing current efforts to weaponize anthropology in global counterinsurgency campaigns. With the rapid growth of American military operations relying on cultural knowledge as a strategic tool for conquest and control, disciplinary loyalties aligning anthropologists with the peoples they study are strained in new ways as military sponsors seek to transform research subjects into targets and collaborators. Weaponizing Anthropology is a concise and profound critique of the rapid transformation of American social science into an appendage of the National Security State.
David H. Price is a Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Society and Social Justice at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.
ISBN: 9781849350631 Paperback Original 219 pp. $15.95
A Counterpunch Book
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Anarchism and Its Aspirations
From nineteenth-century newspaper publishers to the participants in the “Battle of Seattle” and the recent Greek uprisings, anarchists have been inspired by the ideal of a free society of free individuals—a world without hierarchy or domination. But what exactly would that look like, and how can we get there? Anarchism and Its Aspirations provides an accessible overview of an oftenmisunderstood political philosophy, highlighting its principles and practices as well as its reconstructive vision of a liberatory society.
ISBN: 9781849350013 Paperback Original $12.00 145 pp.
Oppose and Propose
Lessons from Movement for a New Society Andrew Cornell
Where do the strategies, tactics, and lifestyles of contemporary activists come from? Movement for a New Society, a radical pacifist organization active in the 1970s and 1980s, pioneered forms of consensus decision making, communal living, direct action, and self-education now central to antiauthoritarian movements. Brimming with analysis, interviews, and archival documents, Oppose and Propose! recovers a missing link in recent radical history, while drawing out crucial lessons on leadership, movement building, counterculture, and prefigurative politics.
ISBN: 9781849350662 Paperback Original $12.00 211 pp.
An Antiauthoritarian History of India’s Liberation Struggle Maia Ramnath
Decolonizing Anarchism looks at the history of South Asian struggles against colonialism and neocolonialism, highlighting lesser-known dissidents as well as iconic figures. This approach reveals an alternate narrative of decolonization, in which achieving a nation-state is not the objective. This anarchist vision of alternate society, which closely echoes the concept of total decolonization on the political, economic, social, cultural, and psychological planes, facilitates not only a reinterpretation of the history of anticolonialism, but insight into the meaning of anarchism itself.
ISBN: 9781849350822 Paperback Original $16.00 Winter 2011/12
Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe Javier Sethness-Castro
Imperiled Life theorizes an exit from the potentially terminal consequences of capitalinduced climate change. The social and economic failures of the recent past (fascism, colonialism, racism) haunt our inability to chart a course away from catastrophe. Imperiled Life is a punchy reflection on the phenomenon of catastrophe itself— climate-related, political, and social—and the possibilities of overcoming disaster.
ISBN: 9781849351058 Paperback Original $12.00 Spring 2012
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In the Shadow of State Power: CLR James, Direct Democracy, & National Liberation Struggles
A new scholarly analysis of the importance of direct democracy and national liberation in the work of autonomous Marxist intellectual CLR James. Exploring James’ perspectives on Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Haiti, Trinidad, Cuba, India, and China, Matthew Quest eschews the dominant interpretation of James as a cultural critic and restores the centrality of independent labor action in James’ famous notion that “every cook can govern.”
The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics
ISBN: 9781849350945 $21.00 Paperback Original Winter 2011/12
Edited by Deric Shannon, Anthony J. Nocella II, & John Asimakopoulous
The only crisis of capitalism is capitalism itself. Let’s toss credit default swaps, bailouts, environmental externalities and, while we’re at it, private ownership of production in the dustbin of history. The Accumulation of Freedom brings together economists, historians, theorists, and activists for a first-of-its-kind study of anarchist economics. The editors aren’t trying to subvert the notion of economics—they accept the standard definition, but reject the notion that capitalism or central planning are acceptable ways to organize economic life.
ISBN: 9781849350884 $17.95 Paperback Original Winter 2011/12
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform
Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
As backrooms are shut down to make way for wedding vows, and gay sexual culture morphs into “straight-acting dudes hangin’ out,” what are the possibilities for a defiant faggotry that challenges the assimilationist norms of a corporate-cozy lifestyle? Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change.
Anarchism and Workers’ Self-Management in Revolutionary Spain
ISBN: 9781849350785 $17.00 First English Language Edition Winter 2011/12
This is the first English translation of Frank Mintz’s seminal study of the economic experiments put into place during the Spanish Revolution to both sustain civil society during the war and, more importantly, act as the material basis for a new society. These plans weren’t developed by professional economists but grew out of a political movement that put working people at the fore and believed that the collectivized workplace would be the cornerstone of economic life.
Arab Spring, Libyan Winter
ISBN: 9781849351126 $14.95 Paperback Original Spring 2012
This brief, timely analysis situates the assault on Libya in the context of the winds of revolt that swept through the Middle East in the Spring of 2011. In Arab Spring, Libyan Winter, Vijay Prashad explores the recent history of the Qaddafi regime, the emergence of social forces that opposed Qaddafi, the place of the Libyan revolt in the wider Arab Spring, the creation of the two UN resolutions on Libya, the NATO air campaign in relation to the Saudi campaign in Bahrain, the attempt by the African Union and the BRICS states to craft out a diplomatic solution, and the eventual bloody civil war that ensued, leading up to the death of Muammar Qaddafi.
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Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion
Barack Obama assumed the presidency at a moment when much of the nation seemed ready to confront the unwelcome fact that the American project had derailed. But his campaign rhetoric sparked hope in the hearts of many in America. Unfortunately, the Barack Obama revolution was over before it started, guttered by the politician’s overweening desire to prove himself to the grandees of the establishment. It’s all here: the compromises, the backstabbing, the same old imperial ambitions. Hopeless is the book that dares not let Obama off the hook.
Edited by Jeffrey St. Clair & Joshua Frank
ISBN: 9781849351102 $16.95 Paperback Original Spring 2012
The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan
Social Security has been one of the most potent domestic political issues in the U.S. for more than three decades. Is it going bankrupt? Will it be there when we retire? The first book to offer an in-depth history of the political and ideological clashes over this vital program since it became a live issue in the early 1980s, The People’s Pension also probes the complex arguments surrounding Social Security and traces the surprising success of grassroots organizers who have fought off attempts to dismantle the program.
ISBN: 9781849351010 $27.00 Paperback Original Spring 2012
Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements
Latin America is perhaps the greatest laboratory we have today for experiments in resistance, autonomy, and emancipation. This new book takes readers from Chiapas in southern Mexico to El Alto in Bolivia, from the camps of the MST in Brazil to the suburbs of Santiago de Chile, and from Colombia’s internal war to the occupied factories of Argentina, and challenges us to reconsider the theory and practice behind power politics in the Latin American left, in search of new meanings and emancipatory practices.
ISBN: 9781849351072 $19.95 First English Language Edition Spring 2012
Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969–1986
Founded in Chicago in 1969 from the rubble of the recently crumbled SDS, the Sojourner Truth Organization brought working-class consciousness to the forefront of New Left discourse, sending radicals back into the factories and thinking through the integration of radical politics into everyday realities. Truth and Revolution is an expertly crafted and carefully excavated history of this deeply influential strain of American radicalism.
ISBN: 9781849350976 $19.95 Paperback Original Spring 2012
Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth
Edited by Matt Hern & the Purple Thistle Center
This scrapbook-style collection of essays, excerpts, explanations, and images pushes back against a culture that relentlessly demands that kids give up their best ideals, abandon their hopes, forget their ethical objections to dominant life, soothe their rage, and accept their fates. From dealing with the cops to dealing with your peers, from school and community to drugs and sex, from race and class to money and mental health, Stay Solid! provides essential support for radically inclined teens who believe that it’s possible for all of us to hang on to our values and build a life we believe in.
ISBN: 9781849350990 $20.00 Paperback Original Summer 2012
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Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America
From miners in Bolivia to landless farmers in Brazil and Paraguay, Dangl discusses the dance between movements and states in seven different Latin American countries, and uses original research and extensive interviews to draw important connections between social movement strategies in Latin America and internationally.
ISBN: 9781849350273 $28.95 178 pp. Paperback
Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures, 1960s to Now
Edited by Dara Greenwald & Josh MacPhee
A visual archive of more than 350 posters, prints, photographs, films, videos, music, and ephemera from more than twenty-five nations! Surveying the creative work of dozens of international social movements, this groundbreaking work illustrates the extraordinary aesthetic range of radical movements during the past fifty years and explores the rise of powerful countercultures. 178 pages of full-color illustrations!
ISBN: 9781849350112 $15.95 163 pp. Paperback
Dispersing Power: Social Movements as Anti-State Forces
Zibechi’s first book translated into English, this is an historical analysis of social struggles in Bolivia and the forms of community power instituted by that country’s indigenous Aymara. Dispersing Power offers valuable lessons to activists and new theoretical frameworks for understanding how social movements can and do operate independently of state-centered models for social change.
ISBN: 9781849350051 $24.00 668 pp. Paperback
Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World
Edited by Kolya Abramsky
From all sides we hear that it’s time to save the planet in order to save the economy, but in reality what lies before us is the next round of global class struggle with energy at the center. Over fifty chapters by contributors from approximately twenty countries form a collective map of the most dynamic struggles within the energy sector.
ISBN: 9781849350181 $10.00 127 pp. Paperback
Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry
Delfina Vannucci & Richard Singer
Critical, humorous, and prophetic, this book is a must-read for people in egalitarian groups. Whether playing a role in an anarchist organization, horizontal social or political group, worker co-op, or trying to incorporate new processes where they don’t already exist, this book will help keep you focused on the positives and help in avoiding the pitfalls.
ISBN: 9781849350235 $17.95 371 pp. Paperback
Mountain Justice: Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All
In recent years, communities fighting against mountaintop removal in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia have invited volunteers from outside Appalachia’s coalfields to help them bring national attention to this shameful practice, and abolish it. Mountain Justice is the story of this grassroots resistance that has sprung up since the beginning of the Mountain Justice campaign in 2005.
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Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States
Team Colors Collective
This collection is a welcome opportunity for organizers, theorists, strategists, and movement elders to share and connect, to speak honestly of the challenges before us, to articulate new demands and possibilities in the ongoing war against state and capital.
ISBN: 9781849350167 $19.95 400 pp. Paperback
Anarchism and the City: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Barcelona, 1898–1937
Between 1898 and 1937, competing interests from the government, the industrialists, and the working class, fought for control of Barcelona. Chris Ealham digs deep into the social reality of the time and the composition of the urban working class movement, utilizing an innovative blend of history, urbanism, sociology, and cultural studies.
ISBN: 9781849350129 $20.00 263 pp. Paperback
Direct Action: An Ethnography
In the best tradition of participant-observation, anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first detailed ethnographic study of the global justice movement. Written in a clear, accessible style, this study brings readers behind the scenes of a movement that has changed the terms of debate about world power relations.
ISBN: 9781904859796 $29.95 568 pp. Paperback
Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism
Michael Schmidt & Lucien van der Walt
From anarchism’s first glimmers in the nineteenth century to today’s anticapitalist struggles, Black Flame traces anarchism’s lineage and contemporary relevance, outlining the movement’s insights into questions of race, gender, class, and imperialism. An indispensable roadmap to the history and continuing relevance of anarchist praxis.
ISBN: 9781904859161 $22.95 395 pp. Paperback
An Anarchist FAQ: Volume 1
This exhaustive volume seeks to provide answers for the curious and critical about anarchist theory, history, and practice. More a reference volume than a primer, An Anarchist FAQ engages with questions in a thorough, matter-of-fact style. Having been an internet staple for over a decade, we are proud to offer this oversized, solicitously edited print version that is sure to be referenced again and again.
ISBN: 9781902593906 $25.00 555 pp. Paperback
Chomsky on Anarchism
We know what Chomsky is against... but what does he stand for? This collection of essays and interviews includes numerous pieces that have never been published before, as well as rare material that first saw the light of day in hard-to-find pamphlets and anarchist periodicals. Taken together, they paint a fresh picture of Chomsky, showing his life-long involvement with the anarchist community, his commitment to nonhierarchical models of political organization, and his hopes for a future world without rulers.
ISBN: 9781904859208 $16.95 241 pp. Paperback
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Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women
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Test Card F: Television, Mythinformation and Social Control
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A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917–1945
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Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm
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Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America (Unabridged)
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Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic-Industrial Complex
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Social Ecology and Communalism
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Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence in America
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The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States
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Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth
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The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years 1868–1936
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Pie Any Means Necessary: The Biotic Baking Brigade Cookbook
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The Russian Anarchists
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To Remember Spain: The Anarchist and Syndicalist Revolution of 1936
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Moving Forward: Program for a Participatory Economy
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Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP, Informed Revolt 1996–2007
$18.00 • pb • AK Press 9781904859734
Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground & Back
$19.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859871
Which Way for the Ecology Movement
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Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism
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Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity
$20.00 • pb • AK Press 9781904859413
Anarchism, Marxism and the Future of the Left
$19.95 • pb • AK Press 9781873176351
Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States
$21.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859598
Adicto a la Guerra: Por qué EEUU no puede librarse del militarismo
$10.00 • pb • AK Press/Frank Dorrel 9781904859024
The Blast: Complete Collection of the Incendiary San Francisco Bi-Monthly Anarchist Newspaper
$21.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859086
The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
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For Workers’ Power
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Hammered By the Irish: How the Pitstop Ploughshares Disabled a US Warplane (and got away with it)
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CHURCHILL, Ward and Mike Ryan
COHN-BENDIT, Daniel & Gabriel Cohn-Bendit
Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America
$12.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859185
Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593258
Poll Tax Rebellion
$10.00 • pb • AK Press 9781873176504
Radical Priorities: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593692
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Unfinished Business: The Politics of Class War
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A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency
$20.00 • pb • AK Press 9781849350006
The Trouble With Music
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Sobre el Anarquismo
Reading Capital Politically
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859147
$15.00 • pb • AK Press/ AntiTheses 9781902593296
Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859963
CARLSSON, Chris (ed.)
Critical Mass: Bicycling’s Defiant Celebration
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593593
Granny Made Me an Anarchist: General Franco, The Angry Brigade and Me
$19.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859659
COCKBURN, Alexander & Jeffrey St. Clair (eds)
Dime’s Worth Of Difference: Beyond The Lesser Of Two Evils
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859031
CUTTING, Hunter & Makani ThembaNixon
Talking the Walk: A Communications Guide for Racial Justice
$15.00 • pb • AK Press 9781904859529
Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacantlot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859772
We The Anarchists!: A Study Of The Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) 1927–1937
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859758
COCKBURN, Alexander & Jeffrey St. Clair
End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859376
The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859338
How the Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859604
On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593791
COCKBURN, Alexander & Jeffrey St. Clair
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The Politics of AntiSemitism
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Beneath the Paving Stones: Situationists and the Beach, May '68
$15.00 • pb • AK Press 9781902593388
At War With Asia: Essays on Indochina
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593890
Since Predator Came: Notes from the Struggle for American Indian Liberation
$21.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859444
COCKBURN, Alexander & Jeffrey St. Clair (eds)
Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture & Sex
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593944
Complete Cinematic Works: Scripts, Stills, Documents
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The Voltairine de Cleyre Reader
FREMION, Yves and VOLNY
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Orgasms of History: 3000 Years of Spontaneous Insurrection
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593340
Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerilla
$19.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593487
A Living Revolution: Anarchism in the Kibbutz Movement
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859925
DUNCAN, Chris (ed.)
My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859178
Vision on Fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish Revolution
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859574
HERN, Matt (ed.)
Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781849350105
Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781894350266
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Animal Ingredients A to Z, Third Edition
$11.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593814
Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire
$22.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859666
Everywhere All the Tme: A New Deschooling Reader
$16.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859833
ISY & MIKE
Another Dinner Is Possible: Recipes and Food for Thought
$24.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859994
EHRLICH, Howard J. (ed)
Reinventing Anarchy, Again
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GRAEBER, David, Stevphen Shukaitis, & Erika Biddle
Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations, Collective Theorization
$21.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859352
Jumping the Line: The Adventures and Misadventures of an American Radical
$14.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593425
You Don't Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of CLR James
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859932
The Realization And Suppression Of The Situationist International: An Annotated Bibliography 1972–1992
$11.95 • pb • AK Press 9781873176825
GRAY, Kevin Alexander
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Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859918
Legacy to Liberation: Politics and Culture of Revolutionary Asian/ Pacific America
$22.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593241
The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859536
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Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland
$16.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859840
No Gods No Masters
$24.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859253
Yellowstone Drift: Floating the Past in Real Time
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859895
Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison
$14.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859284
Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of British Anarchisms
$19.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859406
The Friends Of Durruti Group: 1937–1939
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Neoism, Plagiarism, & Praxis
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Some Recent Attacks: Essays Cultural and Political
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Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction
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YA BASTA! The Writings of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
$26.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859130
My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
$16.95 pb AK Press 9781904859727
Four Letter World
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Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859116
MATIASZ, G. A.
End Time: Notes on the Apocalypse
$10.00 • pb • AK Press 9781873176245
Siege of Gresham
$10.00 • pb • AK Press 9781873176054
Soy Not Oi!
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Beat the Heat: How to Handle Encounters With Law Enforcement
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MATRIX, Cherie (ed)
Tales from the Clit
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Rebel Moon: Anarchist Rants and Poems
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A Bush & Botox World
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Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist in the Balkans
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The Case against Israel
Durruti in the Spanish Revolution
$27.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859505
MACPHEE, Josh & Erik Reuland (eds.)
Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority
$23.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859321
Anarchism: Arguments For and Against
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In the Crossfire: Adventures of a Vietnamese Revolutionary
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The True Story of How the WR Grace Corporation Left a Montana Town to Die
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781849350174
MAGÓN, Ricardo Flores
Dreams of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magón Reader
$19.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859246
I Couldn’t Paint Golden Angels: Sixty Years of Commonplace Life and Anarchist Agitation
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Ulster’s White Negroes: From Civil Rights to Insurrection
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Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel
$19.95 • pb • AK Press 9781849350037
The Struggle against the State and Other Essays
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Flash: A Novel
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The Philosophy of Punk: More Than Noise
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Italian Anarchism, 1864–1892
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Spell Albuquerque: Memoir of a "Difficult" Student
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SAN FILIPPO, Roy (ed.)
A New World In Our Hearts: 8 Years of Writings from the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation
$11.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593616
SOLNIT, David & Rebecca Solnit
The Battle of the Story of the "Battle of Seattle"
$12.00 • pb • AK Press 9781904859635
Rage and Reason
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The Diamond Signature: A Novel In Four Books & The Death Of The Imagination: A Drama For Four Readers
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The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism
$14.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859949
SPANNOS, Chris (ed.)
Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century
$21.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859789
Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century
$20.00 • pb • AK Press 9781904859765
Shibboleth: My Revolting Life
SCHWARZ, A.G., Tasos Sagris & VOID Network
ST. CLAIR, Jeffrey
$13.95 • pb • AK Press 9781873176405
Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina
$17.00 • pb • AK Press 9781849350198
Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the Earth
$19.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859703
You Don’t Have To Fuck People Over To Survive
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ROBERTS, Paul Craig
How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds
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Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859581
Housing Benefit Hill and Other Places: Collected Columns 1993–1998
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Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859673
The London Years
$21.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859222
Facing the Enemy: A History of Anarchist Organization from Proudhon to May 1968
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593197
Partisanas: Women in the Armed Resistance to Fascism and German Occupation (1936–1945)
$21.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859697
Anarchy in the UK: The Angry Brigade
$14.95 • pb • AK Press 9781873176986
Clandestines: The Pirate Journals of an Irish Exile
$15.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859550
Nestor Makhno— Anarchy’s Cossack: The Struggle for Free Soviets in the Ukraine 1917–1921
$21.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593685
Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires 1890–1910
$18.95 • pb • AK Press 9781849350068
Televisionaries: The Red Army Faction Story, 1963–1993
$10.95 • pb • AK Press 9781873176474
SAKOLSKY, Ron & Stephen Dunifer
Seizing the Airwaves: A Free Radio Handbook
$12.95 • pb • AK Press 9781873176993
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Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalization and the Genealogy of Dissent
$17.95 • pb • AK Press 9781849350143
A Cavalier History of Surrealism
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An Idol Killing
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Propaganda and Control of the Public Mind
$20.00 • 2 x CD • 112min 9781873176689
What Is Anarchism?
$14.95 • pb • AK Press 9781904859109
The Conquest of Bread
Controlled Flight Into Terrain: Stealworks Anthology 3.0
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The Prison Industrial Complex
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Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice
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What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library
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School’s Out: Poems Not for School
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Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy
$19.95 • DVD • 210min 9781902593937
You Can’t Win
$16.00 • pb • AK Press/Nabat 9781902593029
Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography
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BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr
ZEPHANIAH, Benjamin SUCHER, Joel & Steven Fischler
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The Little Book of Vegan Poems
$6.95 • pb • AK Press 9781902593333
Anarchism in America DVD
$19.95 • DVD • 130min 9781904859512
Out Of The Night: The Memoir of Richard Julius Herman Krebs, Alias Jan Valtin
$24.95 • pb • AK Press/Nabat 9781902593869
Five Years in the Warsaw Ghetto
$19.00 • pb • AK Press/Nabat 9781904859055
VIDOCQ, Francois Eugene
REITMAN, Ben ZINN, Howard
Memoirs of Vidocq: Master of Crime
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The People’s History Project Volume One
$45.00 • 6 x CD/Boxed Set • AK Press/Alternative Tentacles 9781902593951
Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha
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WEIL, J.R. & W.T. Brannon
“Yellow Kid” Weil: The Autobiography of America’s Master Swindler
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from the text “Why a Vanguard,” he continues “to examine the problem of the relations between the movement of the exploited and the revolutionary anarchist movement.”
CHARTIER, Gary & JOHNSON, Charles W. (eds)
Revolutions in Reverse: Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination In this collection of essays, David Graeber explores a wideranging set of topics including political strategy, global trade, debt, imagination, violence, aesthetics, alienation, and creativity. Written in the wake of the antiglobalization movement and the rise of the war on terror, these essays survey the political landscape for signs of hope in unexpected places. In this volume Graeber draws from the realms of politics, art, and the imagination to start this conversation and to suggest that the task might not be nearly so daunting as we’d be given to imagine.
$18.00 • pb • Minor Compositions 9781570272431
What About Human Nature?
$3.75 • pam • Thought Crime Ink No ISBN
Is human nature incompatible wtih an anarchist society? Would an anarchist society require people to be “perfect” in order to function? Is the human race simply too stupid to be able to live without hierarchy? This short excerpt from An Anarchist FAQ delivers easy to read answers backed up with quotations from various famous revolutionaries, philosophers, and historians. A great little excerpt for anyone looking for answers or those who’d like a preview of the behemoth FAQ.
Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty
$32.00 • pb • Minor Compositions 9781570272424
Insurrection & Organisation “Our movement, from its inception to the present, has always been revolutionary first and foremost. Yet from the start we have failed again and again to fulfil our revolutionary task. Now we find our ideals more relevant than ever, faced as we are with the social and environmental crises of unprecedented proportions. Nothing is more important for us today than to organise and prepare for the social revolution, inserting ourselves into the class struggle and steering it in a libertarian and revolutionary direction.”
BONANNO, Alfredo M.
$1.50 • pam • Zabalaza Books No ISBN
Featuring discussions of socialism, capitalism, markets, ownership, labor struggle, grassroots privatization, intellectual property, health care, racism, sexism, and environmental issues, this unique collection brings together classic essays by leading figures in the anarchist tradition, including Proudhon and Voltairine de Cleyre, and such contemporary innovators as Kevin Carson and Roderick Long. It introduces an eye-opening approach to radical social thought, rooted equally in libertarian socialism and market anarchism.
The Third Revolution?: Peasant and Worker Resistance to the Bolshevik Government The Makhnovist movement of the Ukraine is the best known of the revolutionary oppositions to the Bolshevik regime. But it was not the only radical challenge the Bolsheviks faced from below. Numerous peasants revolts occurred in the years 1920–22, aiming not to restore the old regime but to defend themselves from the new one. Here, Nick Heath examines their extent, causes, and limitations.
$4.00 • pam • Kate Sharpley Library 9781873605950
The Historical Failure of Anarchism: Implications for the Revolutionary Project “The Historical Failure of Anarchism” was originally written for a conference on anarchist strategy in 1996 and subsequently became the object of controversy within the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation where it was seen as a break with anarchism. The resulting debates precipitated the breakup of Love and Rage in 1998. This pamphlet is an exposition of the failure of anarchism to successfully carry out or defend revolution in the twentieth century, raising poignant questions for the future.
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Errico Malatesta and Revolutionary Violence “My effort did not, nor does it here, intend to provide arguments supporting revolutionary violence. It just wanted, and still does, to make a contribution to the revolutionary ideas and activity of Errico Malatesta. Many unwarranted things have been said about this.… Malatesta did not bother to sort through his papers, he addressed problems as they occured in reality, always ready to look for evidence in the social conflict rather than in a theoretical syllogism.”— From the Introduction
BONANNO, Alfredo M.
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The South is Still Rising: Contemporary Radical and Anarchist Activism in Richmond Virginia from 1994–2004 The South is Still Rising explores the little-known story of radical organizing in Richmond, VA in terms that Mo’s mom (and by extension you!) can understand. It’s a history that places what’s happening in Richmond in relation to the area’s history, as well as to what’s going on nationally and internationally. Despite what you would discover from traditional media outlets, there is a lot of activism and anarchism to be found in Richmond!
$18.00 • pb • Black Rose 9781895431445 $21.95 • pb • Wingnut Collective No Isbn
The Anarchist Collectives: Workers’ Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936–1939 “Sam Dolgoff, editor of the best anthology of Bakunin’s writings, has now produced an excellent documentary history of the Anarchist collectives in Spain. Although there is a vast literature on the Spanish Civil War, this is the first book in English that is devloted to the experiments in workers’ self-management, both urban and rural, which constituted one of the most remarkable social revolutions in modern history.”—Paul Avrich
$16.99 • pb • Black Rose 9781551643441
Evolution and Environment Edited and introduced by George Woodcock, this book brings together many previously unpublished articles on mutual aid and the selective pressure of the environment on species development.
Fictitious Movement and Real Movement
$5.00 • pam • Elephant Editions No ISBN
Reprint of an Alfredo Bonanno essay originally published in Italian in 1977. Following on
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$27.00 • pb • Freedom Press 9781904491101
why people would deliberately and reactively remain stateless.
CARLOS, John & ZIRIN, Dave
The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World
$22.95 • hb • Haymarket 9781608461271
His most influential work. A challenge to classical Darwinism, Kropotkin argues that in nature, co-operation is as important as competition. “Kropotkin profoundly influenced human biology by his theory of Mutual Aid, propounded as a counter-blast to the social conclusions drawn from the Darwinian ‘struggle for existence.’ He was one of the first systematic students of animal communities, and may be regarded as the founder of modern social ecology.”—Alex Comfort
Damned Fools in Utopia: and Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance Inspired by the Suez and Hungarian Revolutions and his participation in the New Left, Nicolas Walter became an anarchist and proponent of the freethought movement. Recounting his personal history in two autobiographical pieces, the author reflects on his militant involvement in the British nuclear disarmament movement, his experience as one of the Spies of Peace, and his connection to the Solidarity group. Also included are musings on various intellectual and political figures such as George Orwell, Herbert Read, C.W. Daniel, and Guy Aldred.
$22.95 • pb • PM Press 9781604862225
Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist, John Carlos.
CROW DOG, Mary & ERDOES, Richard
Words of a Rebel
The first English translation of Paroles d’un Révolté written during Kropotkin’s imprisonment between 1879 and 1882. A different work from the more familiar works of an older Kropotkin, it is a product of an anarchist agitator and derives its interest as much from what it reveals about an important transitional phase in anarchism’s development as it does for what it shows us of the man himself.
$18.00 • pb • Black Rose 9781895431049
Herbert Read: The Stream and the Source During his lifetime, Herbert Read (1893–1968) acquired a considerable international reputation. Poet and anarchist; novelist and biographer; critic of art, literature, and life; aesthetic philosopher; and revolutionary theorist of education, Read was in a unique place as an interpreter of his time. This work, by George Woodcock, is a critical study of the intellectual career of Herbert Read, as well as a thorough study of Read’s criticism, creative writing, art theory, and (individualist) anarchist philosophy.
$17.00 • pb • Black Rose 9781551643182
Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on a South Dakota reservation. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopelessness of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies. Lakota Woman is a unique document unparalleled in American Indian literature. It is also a deeply moving account of a woman’s triumphant struggle to survive in a hostile world.
FISCHLIN, Daniel & NANDORFY, Martha
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Anarchism & Environmental Survival In this wide-ranging book, Graham Purchase, one of the anarchist movement’s leading theoreticians, graphically demonstrates relation of classical libertarian thought to the most pressing issues on the Green agenda: bioregionalism, overpopulation, sustainable agriculture, animal rights, wilderness preservation, technology, social ecology, and eco-defense. This book is not, however, a collective of dry, academic essays. Purchase’s uncompromising approach and acerbic comments ensure that Anarchism & Environmental Survival will remain a controversial book on the environment.
SCOTT, James C.
$23.95 • pb • Black Cat Press 9781926878096
Eduardo Galeano: Through the Looking Glass The first full-length, critical study of Eduardo Galeano, author of the monumental trilogy Memory of Fire, and of the ground breaking Open Veins of Latin America. Part political biography, part cultural theory, this book examines events that have shaped Galeano’s life—from his close personal friendship with Allende, through the dictatorships in Uruguay and Argentina that forced him into exile, to the ongoing relationship between himself and Subcomandante Marcos. The political effect of his work has been compared to that of Noam Chomsky.
$18.00 • pb • Black Rose 9781551641782
BOND, Justin Vivian
Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels Recently hailed as “the greatest cabaret artist of [V’s] generation” in The New Yorker, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond makes a brilliant literary debut with this candid and hilarious novella-length memoir. With a recent diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, and news that his first lover from childhood has been imprisoned for impersonating an undercover police officer, Bond recalls in vivid detail coming of age as a trans kid. With inimitable style, Bond raises issues about LGBTQ adolescence, homophobia, parenting, and sexuality, while being utterly entertaining.
$16.95 • pb • Feminist Press at CUNY 9781558617476
The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia Now in paperback! For 2,000 years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée labor, epidemics, and warfare. This book, essentially an anarchist history, is the first-ever examination of the huge literature on state-making whose author evaluates
$25.00 • pb • Yale University Press 9780300169171
The Geography of Freedom: The Odyssey of Elisée Reclus “Reclus, a companion and fellow intellectual with the likes of Kropotkin and Bakunin, and a participant in the Paris Commune, nevertheless remains an enigmatic figure now brought to a brighter light. Reclus is, perhaps, best known as a geographer whose monumental work, Nouvelle giographie universelle, ran to nineteen volumes and appeared during the years 1856–1894. He was an important thinker in a turbulent period of
$15.00 • pb • Black Rose 9780921689201
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French history, and here Fleming is at her best in placing both anarchism and its proponents into perspective…”—Independent Publisher
I, Rigoberta Menchú
$22.95 • pb • Verso 9781844674183
The remarkable life of Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Here, she vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman.
and Paris Commune, in French syndicalism and in contemporary movements for currency reform. Proudhon’s significance also reaches forward into the contemporary era, when his massive distrust of the state and his teaching of the need for world federation took on a new importance in a world threatened by the explosive rivalries of giant nationalistic states. The first full-scale biography of Pierre “Property is Theft” Proudhon.
Wisconsin state capitol; from Argentine workers protesting gun thugs to British miners battling police for the right to picket—and hundreds of notes marking important dates in the global struggle for industrial freedom. It concludes with extensive excerpts from Big Bill Haywood’s classic speech on the General Strike, which recent events have proved is every bit as relevant as when the IWW was founded.
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William Godwin: A Biographical Study
$17.00 • pb • Black Rose 9780921689485
The Anarchism of Jean Grave: Editor, Journalist and Militant Jean Grave (1854–1939) was a leading French anarchist whose theoretical works and activity place him alongside such luminaries as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, and Kropotkin. Drawing on various archival and library sources, Louis Patsouras traces the controversies and convictions that shaped the life and career of this extraordinary radical thinker, set within the fascinating socioeconomic context of Grave’s time.
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William Godwin has been almost completely ignored until now. Poor thing! He is known more for his connection to contemporary men and women (the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft, the father-in-law of Shelley, friend of Coleridge, etc.) than for his writings. Unfortunately his teachings against political parties and other collective activities made him unsympathetic to the majority of socialists and reformers of his day. Even the anarchists, whose ideas were nearest to Godwin’s, gave him little acknowledgement and chose as their prophets Proudhon, Bakunin, Tolstoy, and Kropotkin, whose leading ideas had been outlined in 1793 in Godwin’s Political Justice.
Zapatista Solidarity Calendar 2012
This full-color wall calendar features inspiring photographs of life in the Zapatista “communities in resistance” where the local indigenous people run their own health, education, justice and decision-making systems on community-controlled land. Proceeds from this calendar go to support the construction of drinking water systems and the development of autonomous health and education in Chiapas.
$25.00 • calendar • Kiptkik
New Internationalist 2012 Planner
$17.95 • hb • New Internationalist 9781906523923
Certain Days: The 2012 Freedom For Political Prisoners Calendar Beautiful as always, the theme of this year’s calendar is “COINTELPRO: Repression and Resistance, Then and Now.” As the Certain Days collective explain: “In putting together the Certain Days calendar, we always aim for a realistic balance between bringing to light social injustice and the challenges we face, and the inspiring work done to meet these challenges. It is important to speak of repression—to share examples so that we might learn from each others’ experiences, and see the patterns and trends in the state’s approach. But it is impossible to do so without also being struck by the many contemporary and historical examples of resistance. We hope that the information gathered in this year’s calendar can help teach the difficult lessons we need to learn to weather the storm and also provide the inspiration we need to do so.”
$12.00 • calendar • Certain Days
A unique weekly diary with tons of illustrations, photographs, street art, paintings, poems, doodles, and more—all submitted by young artists and activists from around the world, and arranged in an eye-catching, full-color layout. It even has a useful elastic band around it to keep your engagements intact! Plus radical holidays, international festivals, listings of activist organizations, alternative conversion charts, and world subway maps!
Taking My Life Jane Rule was a successful Canadian author (well, really she was born in New Jersey but...), who won many accolades for her novels, essays and short story collections, which most often featured strong lesbian characters. Her first novel, Desert of the Heart is about two women who fall in love in Reno! And with its release Rule got a flood of letters from “unhappy, and even desperate” women. She later wrote, “I became, for the media, the only lesbian in Canada. A role I gradually and reluctantly accepted and used to educate people as I could.”
$19.95 • pb • TalonBooks 9780889226739
Colors From Palestine 2012 Calendar As the world watches, Israel is imprisoning 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza and denying them their most basic needs. Help to break the siege on Gaza, and support Gaza’s young artists! This calendar features twelve images by Palestinian artists: a two-page spread for each month of the year. Important Palestinian and international dates are marked on the calendar. Resistance Art will donate all proceeds from this calendar to “The Young Artists Group” in Gaza.
$20.00 • calendar • Resistance Art No ISBN
Solidarity Forever Labor Calendar 2012 The annual revolutionary labor history calendar, published by the IWW Hungarian Literature Fund and IWW branches since 1985. This year’s calendar benefits the new Greater Kansas City General Membership Branch, and features fourteen striking photos—from the Winnipeg General Strike to the occupation of the
$12.00 • calendar • IWW No ISBN
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: A Biography
$18.00 • pb • Black Rose 9780921689089
Slingshot Desk Planner 2012
$12.00 • spiral bound • Slingshot 9780983059745
Proudhon’s influence on the French Socialist movement was immense and he played a great part in the First International
The large version of the world’s most radical day-planner! Twice as much space to write the events of your life, with a nifty spiral binding to help it lay flat. Just like the original
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pocket organizer, this half-letter-size calendar is packed full of radical dates and anniversaries for every day of the year, space to write your phone numbers, a contact list of radical groups around the globe, menstrual calendar, info on police repression, extra note pages, plus much more. An ideal gift for all the really busy people you know!
large movement of libertarian/anti-authoritarian/ anarchist-content-based rap.
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Alexander Cockburn, Jello Biafra, Ward Churchill, Arundhati Roy, and Greg Palast. Bargain priced!
Slingshot Organizer 2012 Now in its eighteenth year of publication, the Slingshot Organizer is a must-have for punks, radicals, free thinkers, and the young at heart. This 176-page pocket planner (4.25 inches X 5.5 inches) features radical occasions (both historical and contemporary!) for every day of the year, space for your addresses and phone numbers, a contact list of radical groups around the globe, a menstrual calendar, unit conversions, info on police repression, blank pages for notes, and much more.
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$6.00 • pb • Slingshot 9780983059738
New cd from our pals Drowning Dog and Malatesta! Touching on such themes as everyday life, class, power, anticapitalism, social revolution, anarchism, love and death, the second full length from the seminal anarcho hip hop crew who have helped create and define the growing anarchist rap movement in Europe in the last five years… Includes collaborations with Acero Moretti, Trauma, La Plataforma, and Johnny No Cash.
$17.95 • CD • Entartete Kunst No ISBN
Excessive Force: A Comix Anthology Against the Police “Police everywhere justice nowhere”—a comix anthology against the police! Excessive Force is Last Hours’ first comic anthology and features seventeen international illustrators. Whether drawing on personal experiences or imagined scenarios of modern policing, one theme runs through: a shared view of brutal, oppressive policing, policing that does more harm than good, and a system that hinders, rather than encourages freedom of expression. Or more simply put: acts like an excessive force.
$15.00 • pb • Last Hours 9781907404016
Out of Time Probably the most seamless mix tape of anarcho-rap you will ever hear, a true work of beauty. This has been on heavy rotation on most of Europe’s pirate radios and in social centers across the continent… A real Motown-soul-influenced album guaranteed to get your head nodding. An instant classic.
$17.95 • CD • Entartete Kunst No ISBN
Organize This! 2012 Calendar
$14.95 • spiral bound • War Resisters League No ISBN
The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book A powerful and historically accurate graphic portrayal of Indigenous resistance to the European colonization of the Americas, beginning with the Spanish invasion under Christopher Columbus and ending with the Six Nations land reclamation in Ontario in 2006. Other events depicted include the 1680 Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico; the Inca insurgency in Peru from the 1500s to the 1780s; Pontiac and the 1763 Rebellion & Royal Proclamation; Geronimo and the 1860s Seminole Wars; Crazy Horse and the 1877 War on the Plains; the rise of the American Indian Movement in the 1960s; 1973’s Wounded Knee; the Mohawk Oka Crisis in Quebec in 1990; and the 1995 Aazhoodena/Stoney Point resistance.
$11.95 • pb • Arsenal Pulp Press 9781551523606
In 1955 War Resisters League began publishing the only political calendar in the US. After a fifty-seven-year streak, WRL presents its final Peace Calendar. Take a stroll through more than half a century of revolutionary nonviolence with this striking farewell retrospective calendar. Foreword by Noam Chomsky. “We named this calendar Organize This! as a tribute to people’s movements everywhere, and as an invitation for us all to continue acting and agitating as we rearrange the world into a place of peace.”
The Best of…
Italy’s favorite libertarian rapper, Acero Maretti, has been touring for the last year throughout Europe and is an explosion of energy on stage. He mainly raps about antifascism (very important in Italy), life on the street, poverty and militant antifascism, anticapitalist action. Beats by La Plataforma Madrid.
$17.95 • CD • Entartete Kunst No ISBN
Chroniques De La Guerre Civile Serious writer from the hood, rapper and anarchocommunist, of Urugyan roots, from the 93 district of Paris (see riots in France, every other week), Skalpel is a veteran of the militant rap scene, prolific writer of articles, books, and one of France’s biggest characters in rap. Skalpel has helped put anarchist politics and rap in the french consciousness. This is his fourth album and is of the highest quality, big dark beats with some old school soul sounds and a couple of rocking collaborations
$17.95 • CD • Entartete Kunst No ISBN
The Noam Chomsky Box Limited to 300 copies, this Alternative Tentacles box set (of AK co-published CDs) combines five different spoken word CDS by Noam Chomsky—The Emerging Framework of American Power, The “New War on Terrorism”, Case Studies in Hypocrisy, Free Market Fantasies, An American Addiction—plus a random bonus disk from the ATAK copubs! Look at that price! Value for dollar!
COLLECTIF MARY READ
$20.00 • 6XCD • Alternative Tentacles No ISBN
Diary of a Miscreant: A Morgenmuffel Zine Anthology Isy, coauthor of Another Dinner is Possible, has been working on her zine Morgenmuffel for over ten years now and to celebrate Last Hours released an anthology of some of her best comics! The anthology covers a decade of Isy’s life. Included are personal accounts of G8 mobilizations, climate camp, and other protests, as well as more personal stories of feminist health, living in a housing coop, and much more. Limited number available, get them while the getting’s good!
$15.00 • pb • Last Hours 9781907404009
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The latest CD from the hardest touring rap crew in Europe. Collectif Mary Read is responsible for taking rap to the most remote spots in Europe, playing hundreds of shows and helping to create what is becoming quite a
$17.95 • CD • Entartete Kunst No ISBN
Ranters, Reformers & Raconteurs Volume 1 Limited to 300 copies, this Alternative Tentacles box set (of some AK copublished CDs) geatures the likes of Jim Hightower,
$20.00 • 6XCD • Alternative Tentacles No ISBN
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KILLJOY, Margaret & HAWKSMOOR, C. Allegra (eds)
SteamPunk Magazine: The First Years: Issues #1–7
$20.99 • pb • Combustion Books 9780983497158
Post-Car Adventuring: The San Francisco Bay Area We are all super excited to be carrying Post-Car Adventuring: The San Francisco Bay Area—the first guidebook of the series! It features handdrawn maps, original photography from the authors’ own trips to each destination, and concise information and suggestions for each trip. This is your car-free guide to well-known destinations like Yosemite and off-the-beaten path places like Tassajara Hot Springs. In addition to individual trip cards, the first five pages of the book include background information on post-car adventuring and basic tips and techniques for successful postcar travel. For both residents and visitors!
$8.00 • booklet • Post-Car Press 9780983012405
In these first issues of SteamPunk Magazine, some out of print for years, there are articles and interviews on music, fashion, politics, history, and mad science. Ground-breaking steampunk fiction and breathtaking illustration run beside bizarre philosophy and manifestos. Learn to etch copper, to build a pennyfakething from an old bike or a jacob’s ladder from trash. Discover vertical windmills or sew a pair of spats. Here collected now are over 400 pages of awesome steampunkery. Includes contributions from Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Ann & Jeff Vandermeer, Jake von Slatt, and many more essential names in steampunk!
told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them this film asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.
Consensus-Oriented Decision Making For all you/us collective nerdlings!! For any group or organization to function effectively, it must be able to make decisions well. Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making is the first book to offer groups (and group facilitators) a clear and efficient path to generating widespread agreement while fostering full participation and true collaboration. Whether you are a designated facilitator or an active participant, understanding this framework will help you contribute to the success of your group by achieving maximum participation and efficiency, a clearer decision-making process, better decisions, and improved group dynamics.
KILLJOY, Margaret & FORAN, Colin
$29.95 • pb • New Society 9780865716896
Soccer Vs. The State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics From its roots in working-class England to political protests by players and fans, and a current radical soccer underground, the notion of football as the “people’s game” has been kept alive by numerous individuals, teams, and communities. This book not only traces this history, but also reflects on common criticisms: soccer ferments nationalism, serves right-wing powers, fosters competitiveness. Acknowledging these concerns, alternative perspectives on the game are explored, down to practical examples of egalitarian DIY soccer!
$20.00 • pb • PM Press 9781604860535
Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the U.S. government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. “Cointelpro” refers to the official FBI Counter Intelligence Program carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand and with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for present and future movements.
OTHER, A. N. (Director)
$19.95 • dvd • Freedom Archives 9781604865226
Julian Assange—A Modern Day Hero? Inside the World of WikiLeaks Spanning nearly three hours, this new DVD offers an inside look at Julian Assange and his quest to oust the world’s secrets. Viewers are left to decide for themselves if Assange is a hero or a villain, based on his methods, policies, and operating practices and those of his Wikileaks associates. Featuring interviews with Julian Assange, footage of public appearances, and an in-depth view of how Wikileaks receives and verifies their information, this new DVD is intended to provide an unbiased view of how the world of Wikileaks operates.
$19.95 • dvd • Blow Whistle Blow Films No ISBN
How & Why: A Do-It-Yourself Guide In the follow-up book to the award-winning Making Stuff & Doing Things, Matte Resist presents a wide range of simple and advanced DIY projects with the underpinning notion that anyone is capable and qualified with a little encouragement. The book compiles practical information around bicycles, gardening, home repair, seed saving, educating children, making musical instruments, and of course an all-inclusive “everything else” section. If you dream of taking back your life and building a better world, How & Why might be your new best friend.
$14.00 • pb • Microcosm 9781934620045
A Steampunk’s Guide to the Apocalypse
$7.00 • pam • Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness 9780983497134
From the horse’s mouth: “So you’ve decided to survive the Apocalypse. Congratulations! Your fierce unyielding Determination has already put you Head and Shoulders above your Competition. And your Appreciation of the less subtle Technologies and Yesteryear shall put you even farther above. Hundreds of Meters above, in fact, if you manage to get yourself a Dirigible! Consider this Book to be your boon Companion during the trying Times that lie ahead. No single Tome—no matter how voluminous—could be complete, of course, but this little Handbook should aid in keeping you fed, watered, clothed, and protected from the myriad Hazards of Weather, Human, and Beast.”
How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? helps put our decisions into perspective with carbon counting entries for the big things (volcanic eruptions, the Iraq war) as well as the small (email, a glass of beer). And it covers the range from birth (the carbon footprint of having a child) to death (the carbon impact of cremation). Highly accessible and entertaining, solidly researched and referenced, packed full of easily digestible figures and catchy statistics, this
$16.95 • pb • Greystone Books 9781553658313
If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
$29.95 • dvd • Oscilloscope No Isbn
If A Tree Falls is the remarkable story of the Earth Liberation Front’s early rise and fall, as
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book will raise awareness, encourage discussion, and help people to make up their own minds.
Cracks in the Asphalt: Community Gardens of San Francisco Cracks in the Asphalt is a one of a kind guide book to thirty of San Francisco’s Community Gardens, but will be of interest to those not in the city! One important aspect of the book is to let readers know that these gardens were born out of the hard work of each group of neighborhood activists whose role was to not only create a garden where there was a dumping ground, but to create a sense of community as well. Because of this the gardens are situated overlooking freeways, in downtown areas, in out of the way corners and busy neighborhoods.
$18.00 • pb • Pasha Press 9780615238234
America’s Food: What You Don’t Know About What You Eat Most of us have a fairly abstract understanding of what happens on a farm. In America’s Food, Harvey Blatt gives us the specifics. He tells us, for example, that a third of the fruits and vegetables grown are discarded for purely aesthetic reasons; that the artificial fertilizers used to enrich our depleted soil contain poisonous heavy metals; that chickens who stand all day on wire in cages choose feed with pain-killing drugs over feed without them. After taking us on a tour of the American food system, Blatt reminds us that we aren’t powerless.
$18.95 • pb • MIT Press 9780262515955
People in apartments are filling their balconies with pots of tomatoes and basil, while others are “greening” their rooftops with food plants. Still others are colonizing public spaces, staking out territory in parks for community gardens and orchards, or convincing school boards to turn asphalt school grounds into “growing” grounds. City Farmer celebrates the new ways that urban dwellers are getting closer to their food.
Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing For most of human history, our homes were built by hand from whatever local materials were available, but since the Industrial Revolution, most housing has become little more than quickly constructed, massproduced, uniform boxes. Housing Reclaimed is a call to arms for nonconventional homebuilders. It examines how technological advances, design evolution, and resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking can help us meet the challenge of building affordable, environmentally friendly, and unique homes. Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials, this inspirational volume is packed with case studies of innovative projects.
MAGDOFF, Fred & FOSTER, John Bellamy
$24.95 • pb • New Society 9780865716964
The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality As energy and food prices escalate and debt levels explode, paths that formerly led to economic prosperity now lead to disaster. This book proposes a startling diagnosis: the global economy has reached a fundamental turning point—the end of growth. The Great Recession will not end in “recovery.” Still, we can thrive in coming years if we abandon the futile pursuit of growth in consumption and aim instead for improvements in quality of life. The End of Growth re-evaluates cherished economic theories and describes what policymakers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth’s budget of energy and resources.
$17.95 • pb • New Society 9780865716957
Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict Between Global Conservation and Native Peoples Since 1900, more than 108,000 officially protected conservation areas have been established worldwide, largely at the urging of five international conservation organizations. About half of these areas were occupied or regularly used by indigenous peoples. Millions who had been living sustainably on their land for generations were displaced in the interests of conservation. In Conservation Refugees, Mark Dowie tells this “good guy vs. good guy” story. The indigenous peoples’ movement and conservation organizations have a vital common goal—to protect biological diversity—and could work effectively and powerfully together to protect the planet and preserve species and ecosystem diversity. Yet for more than a hundred years, these two forces have been at odds.
$15.95 • pb • MIT Press 9780262516006
What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism: A Citizen’s Guide to Capitalism and the Environment The contemporary environmental movement is the site of many competing plans and prescriptions, and composed of a diverse set of actors, from militant activists to corporate chief executives. This short, readable book is a sharply argued manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Environmental and economic scholars Magdoff and Foster contend that the struggle to reverse ecological degradation requires a firm grasp of economic reality. Going further, they argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point.
$13.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672419
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines The twentieth century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption, and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, the impact of humans on the environment increased dramatically. To adapt to this profoundly different world, we must begin now to make radical changes to our attitudes, behaviors, and expectations. Peak Everything addresses many of the cultural, psychological, and practical changes we will have to make as nature rapidly dictates our new limits. A must-read.
$16.95 • pb • New Society 9780865716452
My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism In My Green Manifesto, David Gessner embarks on a rough-and-tumble journey down Boston’s Charles River, searching for the soul of a new environmentalism. With a tragically leaky canoe, a broken cell phone, a cooler of beer, and environmental planner Dan Driscoll in tow, Gessner grapples with the stereotype of the environmentalist as an overzealous, puritanical mess. But as Dan recounts his own story of transforming the famously polluted Charles into an urban haven for wildlife and wild people, the vision of a new sort of eco-champion begins to emerge.
$15.00 • pb • Milkweed Editions 9781571313249
Radical Gardening: Politics, Idealism & Rebellion in the Garden From window box to veggie box, from political plot to flower power, this book uncovers and celebrates moments, movements, gestures, of a people’s approach to gardens and gardening. It weaves together garden history with the counterculture, stories of individual plants with discussion of government policy, the social history of campaign groups with the pleasure and dirt of hands in the earth, as well
$19.95 • pb • Frances Lincoln Limited 9780711230309
City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing
$15.95 • pb • Greystone Books 9781553655190
Not only are backyard vegetable plots popping up in places long reserved for lawns, but some renegades are even planting their front yards with food.
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as original interviews alongside media, pop and art references, to offer an informing and inspiring new take on an old subject.
Apartment Gardening: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home Apartment Gardening includes instructions on how to build your own planter box, grow lettuce in recycled containers, and infuse spirits with herbs grown right in your kitchen. Eating locally starts at home—every surface holds an opportunity for something planted, pickled, or preserved. Amy Pennington’s friendly voice paired with Kate Bingaman-Burt’s illustrations make greener living an accessible reality, even if readers have only a few hundred square feet and two windowsills. Save money by planting the same things available at the grocery store, and create an eccentric garden right in the heart of any living space.
$18.95 • pb • Sasquatch Books 9781570616884
the whole garden. The new food garden is centered around the intensive vegetable garden, but doesn’t stop there. It puts hedges, ponds, pathways, arbors, lawns, roofs, and walls to work as additional growing space for food plants. Fruit and nut trees, edible vines, herbs, annual crops, aquatic plants, weeds, and edible wild plants are used to increase the quantity and variety of foods available with little extra work. Included is advice on making the garden pay for itself, or even to provide an income.
Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx While for most mainstream commentators the financial crisis that opened in 2007 signaled the failure of regulation and accountability, Chris Harman describes the ongoing economic turmoil as a byproduct of capitalism’s inability to consider anything but the bottom line. He uses the basic concepts of Marx to show that crises are not accidental features of capitalism, but are built into its very structure, and that only a radical restructuring of the system can save humanity from the recurring crises, wars, and ecological disasters capitalism brings in its wake.
WOODFIN, Rupert & ZARATE, Oscar
$17.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461042
Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution From the author of the wildly popular Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto!! You don’t have to journey to a rural paradise to find the farm of the future. It’s your neighbor’s suburban lawn, the roof of your uptown condominium, or the co-op market garden in the vacant lot down the street. Urban Agriculture is a detailed look at how food is taking root in our cities. It offers inspirational advice and working examples to help you dig in and become more selfsufficient with your own food choices.
TULL, Deborah Eden
$21.95 • pb • New Society 9780865716940
Introducing Marxism: A Graphic Guide
$9.95 • pb • Totem Books 9781848310582
Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege At a time when everyone is going green, most people are unaware that the FBI is using anti-terrorism resources to target environmentalists. Here is a guided tour into an underground world of radical activism and an introduction to the shadowy figures behind the headlines. But here also is the story of how everyday people are prevented from speaking up for what they believe in. Like the Red Scare, this “Green Scare” is about fear and intimidation, and Will Potter outlines the political, legal, and public relations strategies that threaten even acts of nonviolent civil disobedience with the label of “eco-terrorism.”
$16.95 • pb • City Lights 9780872865389
The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution This quietly revolutionary guidebook picks up where the bestselling The Urban Homestead left off and brings us into the kitchen, where the daily choices we make involving food have a profound impact both on our lives and the world at large. Deborah Eden Tull draws upon years of experience as a monk, organic farmer, and chef to introduce simple but life-changing ways for urbanites to adopt a more mindful relationship with food, from shopping, menu planning, cooking, growing, and storing food, maintaining the kitchen, and eating out, to community food sharing and tips for parents.
$17.95 • pb • Process Media 9781934170120
Was Marx himself a “Marxist”? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say? Introducing Marxism provides a fundamental account of Karl Marx’s original philosophy, its roots in nineteenth century European ideology, his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism that inspired vast twentieth century revolutions (—and is part of a cute little series!!).
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education Back in print! Your life, time, and brain should belong to YOU, not an institution. This handbook is for everyone who has ever gone to school, but it is especially a book for teenagers and people with teenagers in their lives. It includes some good reasons to think about quitting school; how to reclaim your natural ability to learn and teach yourself; how to get your parents’ support, keep your friends, and stay out of legal trouble; how to design a personalized education you can get excited about; how to go to college without going to high-school, and much more. To say this is a valuable resource is a staggering understatement.
$20.00 • pb • Lowry House 9780962959172
Kivalina: A Climate Change Story For the people of Kivalina, Alaska, the price of further climate change denial could be the complete devastation of their lives and culture. Their village must be relocated to survive, but neither the fossil fuel giants nor the US government are willing to take full responsibility.
$16.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461288
CRYAN, Dan; SHATIL, Sharron; & PIERO
Introducing Capitalism: A Graphic Guide The history, philosophy, and politics of one of the biggest, most successful but most controversial ideas ever. Capitalism now dominates the globe and influences everything from laws, wars ,and government to interpersonal relationships. Introducing Capitalism tells the story of its remarkable and often ruthless rise, evolving through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise.
$9.95 • pb • Totem Books 9781848310551
The New Food Garden: Growing Beyond the Vegetable Garden
$29.95 • pb • Chelsea Green 9780977348947
Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality
$19.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672433
This ground-breaking new book expands the concept of food gardening to embrace
In Class Dismissed, which looks great, by the way, John Marsh debunks a myth cherished
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by journalists, politicians, and economists: that growing poverty and inequality in the United States can be solved through education. Using sophisticated analysis combined with personal experience in the classroom, Marsh not only shows that education has little impact on poverty and inequality, but that our mistaken beliefs actively shape the way we structure our schools and what we teach in them. Marsh’s struggle to grasp the connection between education, poverty, and inequality is both powerful and poignant.
POLLOCK, Mica (ed)
All the King’s Horses
$14.95 • pb • Semiotext(e) 978158430651
Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children.
UNIVERSITY FOR STRATEGIC OPTIMISM
$24.95 • pb • New Press 9781595580542
At the instigation of her first husband, Guy Debord, Bernstein agreed to write a potboiler to help swell the Situationist International’s coffers. When she objected to the idea of practicing a “dead art,” Debord suggested that it would be instead be détournement—the Situationist reuse of media toward different, subversive, ends. A moneymaker for the most radical front of the French avant-garde, the novel (by its very success) demonstrated the bankruptcy of contemporary French letters and the Situationist contempt for the psychological novel, while (perhaps unintentionally) holding up a playful mirror to the private lives of two of the Situationist International’s most important members.
stories show us a frozen apocalypse and two very different paths to salvation. While communities grow embittered with each passing year, struggling to keep themselves alive, the enigmatic Afflicted hunt down what survivors are left for purposes unknown. From the radical steampunk pioneers The Catastrophone Orchestra and Margaret Killjoy comes a foray into and out of madness.
CHRISTIE, Stuart (ed)
Arena Two: Anarchists in Fiction Second issue of this journal edited by Stuart Christie, this one, as you can see on “Anarchists in Fiction.” Articles include: David Weir’s “Anarchist Fiction, Anarchist Sensibilities,” which focuses on William Godwin’s Caleb Williams; “Epic Pooh,” a 1978 article by Michael Moorcock; Ernest Larson on B. Traven; a reprint of Joseph Conrad’s short story “An Anarchist: A Desperate Tale”; a collection of idiosyncratic reviews of books where anarchists are portrayed as an “eclectic group of villains and criminal degenerates”; and more!
$14.00 • pb • PM Press 9781604862140
This Young Girl Passing: A Novel This Young Girl Passing explores the dynamics of an illicit relationship between a troubled schoolgirl and her young French teacher in Upstate NY in the 1970s, simultaneously capturing the feel of postVietnam life in America. In alternating chapters the novel jumps twenty years forward, tracing the renewed affair between the teacher and student (by then married with a teenage daughter of her own) which continues until the teacher’s wife discovers the affair.
$12.00 • pb • Autonomedia 9781570272349
Los Angeles Stories Yes, that Ry Cooder!! Los Angeles Stories is a collection of loosely linked, noir-ish tales that evoke a bygone era in one of America’s most iconic cities. Rich with the essence and character of the times, suffused with the patois of the city’s underclass, these are stories about the common people of Los Angeles, “a sunny place for shady people,” and the strange things that happen to them. Musicians, gun shop owners, prostitutes, tailors, door-to-door salesmen, drifters, housewives, dentists, pornographers, new arrivals, and hard-bitten denizens all intersect in cleverly plotted stories that center around some kind of shadowy activity.
$15.95 • pb • City Lights 9780872865198
Undressing the Academy: or, The Student Handjob
$8.00 • pb • Minor Compositions No ISBN
“This potted guide is our pot shot at undressing and dressing down this place, the university, and understanding our place within it: its problems and potential, its powerrelations and its possibilities for politicisation. It is not an outpouring of theories, more stories—a collection of experiences and practical tips, observations, suggestions and clues—a thinking (and occasional fantasizing) out loud. This is our attempt to share some of the knowledge to be gleaned in the university, but a knowledge that is rarely measured on any certificate come graduation day.”
Catastrophone Orchestra Venture into New York City’s Lower East Side in the latenineteenth century with the incorrigible miscreants of the Catastrophone Orchestra. Drug-addled, pugilistic, and benevolent, they run a free clinic and experiment with the music of machines. The underside of the city is laid bare in this collection. The Orchestra itself provides only the bookends for five seasonals, a distinctly Victorian genre of short fiction that has been given new life in these pages. Street brawls and gangs, mechanical mothers, slaughterhouses and circuses, magicians and orphanages, laborers and strikes, the Catastrophone Orchestra has seen it all. Five seasonals, a backstory, and two groundbreaking steampunk essays are herein collected.
CATASTROPHONE ORCHESTRA & KILLJOY, Margaret
$5.00 • pam • Combustion Books 9780983497127 $8.00 • pb • Combustion Books 9780983497141
The Elephant & Castle: A Novel The Elephant and Castle is a concrete monster, the last area of central London to withstand “regeneration.” When the world is rebuilt, what could possibly go wrong? Everything! The Elephant & Castle is by turns obscene, criminal, poetic and hilarious. Deliriously bleak humor, told in the language of folk tales, computer viruses, and an administrative jargon gone—finally and definitively—mad.
$16.95 • pb • Autonomedia 9781570272257
Anarchist Writers Bloc
Subversions: Anarchist Short Stories/Nouvelles Anarchistes Subversions is the firstever anthology in English or French of new anarchist fiction. A bilingual collection, it brings together eighteen contemporary anarchist writers from across North America and Europe. Bilingual edition with the peops you love: Ron Sakolsky, Jim Miller, Derrick Jensen, Cara Hoffman, and everyone’s favorite (should be) Norman Nawrocki!
$14.95 • pb • Les Pages Noires 9782980576324
White is the Color of Death The world has been remade in winter and twilight, and life in Victorian England will never be the same again. These three short
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What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower: Being An Adventure Of Your Own Choosing Descend into the depths of the undercity and embroil yourself in the political struggles of colonialist gnomes and indigenous goblins. Fly in air balloons, drink mysterious and pleasant cocktails, smoke opium with the dregs of gnomish society. Or dream and speak of liberation for all the races. Fall in love and abscond into the caverns. It’s up to you, because this is an adventure of your own choosing. From the founder of SteamPunk Magazine and editor of our very own Mythmakers & Lawbreakers comes this interactive novel of danger, drugs, and revolution.
LE GUIN, Ursula K.
$12.00 • pb • PM Press 9781604864038 $8.00 • pb • Combustion Books 9780983497103
salons of Hampstead. As he explores the realities of the middle class way of life, one question comes to mind: who are the Camden parasites? “A savage indictment of bourgeois society...”— Stewart Home.
BUNNELL, Jacinta & KUSINITZ, Nathaniel
Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon: Coloring Book We have the power to change fairy tales and nursery rhymes so that these stories are more realistic. In Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon you will find anecdotes of real kids’ lives and true-to-life fairy tale characters. This book pushes us beyond rigid gender expectations while we color fantastic beasts who like pretty jewelry and princesses who build rocket ships. Celebrate sensitive boys, tough girls, and others who do not fit into a disempowering gender categorization.
$10.00 • booklet • PM Press 9781604863291
3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale Princess Stormy lives in a semi-detached castle with her family and a Fool. When an unhappy neighboring kingdom decides to invade, Stormy must go on her quest, meeting giant Cats, Mermangels, Giggle Monkeys, a Gricklegrack, and Flying Lizards on the way. Oh, and she kills three princes. But that’s by accident, and anyway it’s their own fault? Iggy Pop says: “It definitely rocks! I ought to know.” God. Groan. But despite that, it actually looks great! I even bought one and I’m old and childless. Danbert Nobacon is one of the founding members of Chumbawamba!
REICHARD, William (ed)
$15.00 • pb • Exterminating Angel Press 9781935259060
The Wild Girls: Plus.. Newly revised and presented here in book form for the first time, this Nebula Awardwinning story tells of two captive “dirt children” in a society of sword and silk, whose determination to find a glimpse of justice leads to a violent and loving end. Also included is the nonfiction essay “Staying Awake While We Read” which demolishes the pretensions of corporate publishing and the basic assumptions of capitalism, and “Outspoken Author Interview,” which reveals the hidden dimensions of America’s best-known sci-fi author.
LE PAN, Don
The Lovesick Skunk Sometimes it takes a lot to make kids change their ways. It takes even more to make them change their socks!—and to make them throw away a trusty old pair of shoes that feels sooo comfortable on their feet. That might take something as scary as a run-in with the south end of a crazy skunk that’s headed north! Did I say crazy? That skunk wasn’t crazy; she was in love—and she had it bad. She was lovesick. That’s even scarier! Funny, no?! We think so!
$16.95 • hb • Cinco Puntos 9781933693811
American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice This stunning anthology features literary artists in America’s social justice arena from 1980 on. Selected fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction challenge the myth of a classless democracy, redefine the family, deconstruct American notions of race and patriotism, and track the growth of environmental awareness within the American psyche. The collection draws connections among groups traditionally siloed by race, gender, class, or sexuality. Sounds good, no?
$19.95 • pb • New Village Press 9780981559384
Animals: A Novel This powerful and compelling novel shows us a world at once eerily foreign and disturbingly familiar. It is more than one hundred years in the future and the horrors of factory farming combined with the widespread abuse of antibiotics have led to mass extinctions. Those people not fully capable—the handicapped, those with birth defects and congenital illness—are deemed undeserving of an equal share of scarce medical resources and are ultimately classified as less than human, and in the blink of a millennial eye the disenfranchised have become our food. The story follows the Stinsons and the dramatic events that unfold within their family after they take in an abandoned “mongrel” boy. Smart and upsetting, highly recommended.
$13.95 • pb • Soft Skull Press 9781593762773
Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home Youme tells the true story of artist Mali Jai Dee, whose family was forced by civil war to flee Laos when she was five. Mali’s story reveals the strength of family and culture to carry a child through unthinkable hardship. Mali Under the Night Sky is the true story of Laotian-American artist Malichansouk Kouanchao, whose family was forced by civil war to flee their home. What did she carry with her? She carried her memories. And they in turn carried her across the world, sharing where she is from and all that she loves with the people she meets.
LYON, George Ella
$17.95 • hb • Cinco Puntos 9781933693682
To Hell With the Ugly “Imagine being caught in a dream in which you’re still you with all your complex emotions, thoughts, and tastes—but the only way you can express them is through the language of a noir novel. Also, your ability to direct your own actions has been removed so the noir begins to tell your story for you, almost against your will. The end result? You are simultaneously a hero and a victim of a genre you never intended to inhabit. Such is the amazing effect of Vian’s To Hell With The Ugly, a novel about among other things perfection.”— Jim Krusoe
$15.95 • pb • TamTam Books 9780966234664
Which Side Are You On?: The Story of a Song Which Side Are You On? tells the story of a song that was written in 1931 by Florence Reece in a rain of bullets. It has been sung by people fighting for their rights all over the world. Florence’s husband Sam was a coal miner in Kentucky. Many of the coal mines were owned by big companies, who kept wages low and spent as little money on safety as possible. Miners lived in company houses on
$17.95 • hb • Cinco Puntos 9781933693965
$21.95 • pb • Phoenix 9780948984365
Emerging from a world of poverty, Danny soon discovers that his quick wits and forthright personality can gain him access to the well-heeled
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company land and were paid in scrip, good only at the company store. The company owned the miners sure as sunrise. And that’s why they had to have a union. Miners went on strike until they could get better pay, safer working conditions, and health care.
URREA, Luis Alberto
$17.95 • pb • Cinco Puntos 97819336932131
pounded for some reason the first time they read or heard the words “butch” or “femme.”
DIAMOND, Morty (ed)
Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary Exploring the crossroads of gender and sexuality, Trans/ Love offers unusually engaging narratives that create a raw and honest depiction of dating, sex, love, and relationships among members of the gender variant community. FTM, MTF, thirdgender, genderqueer, and other non-traditional identities beyond the gender binary of traditional male and female are included in this often heartwarming, occasionally heartbreaking, always heartfelt ground-breaking anthology. From monogamous love and marriage to anonymous sex and onenight hook-ups (and everything in between), these stories offer readers insight into the precarious emotional and practical mechanics of intimacy among gender-variant experiences.
$14.95 • pb • Manic D Press 9781933149561
Mr. Mendoza’s Paintbrush Be careful growing up in the green, wet, mango-sweet Mexican village of Rosario, where dead corpses rise up out of the cathedral walls during July when it always floods; where vast silver mines beneath the town occasionally collapse causing a whole section of the village to drop out of sight; where a man with a paintbrush—Mr. Mendoza— is the town’s self-appointed conscience. He brandishes his magical paintbrush everywhere, providing commentary to singe the hearts and souls of boys who are looking to get into trouble. And one day, he performs a painterly act that no one ever forgets!
term “feminism” came into English usage around the 1890s, but women’s conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression goes much further back. Cathia Jenainati and Judy Groves highlight the key social, political, and literary ideas which have shaped our thinking about the status of women across the globe, and tell the story of remarkable individuals who actively challenged and changed traditions, social customs, and laws.
Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism In 1860s London, two loosely overlapping groups of bohemians—the Cannibal Club and the Aesthetes— challenged the buttoned-up Victorian propriety to promote erotic freedom and expression. In this stunning and nuanced exposé of the Victorian London we thought we knew, Deborah Lutz takes us beyond the eyebrow-raising practices of these sex rebels, showing us how their work uncovered troubles that ran beneath the surface of the larger social fabric: the struggle for women’s emancipation, the dissolution of traditional religions, and the pressing need to expand accepted forms of sexual expression.
$27.95 • hb • W W Norton 9780393068320
CHEN, Ching-In; DULANI, Jai; & PIEPZNA-SAMARASINHA, Leah Lakshmi
In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women In the most comprehensive book on birth control since the 1970s, women’s health activist Laura Eldridge discusses the history, scientific advances, and practical uses of everything from condoms to the male pill to Plan B. Do diaphragms work? Should you stay on the Pill? What does fertility awareness really mean? Find these answers and more in In Our Control, the definitive guide to modern contraceptive and sexual health.
GASKIN, Ina May
$21.95 • pb • Seven Stories 9781583229071
The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Violence within Activist Communities Based on the popular zine, The Revolution Starts at Home finally breaks the dangerous silence surrounding the “open secret” of intimate violence—by and toward caretakers, in romantic partnerships, and in friendships—within social justice movements. This watershed collection compiles stories and strategies from survivors and their allies, documenting a decade of community accountability work and delving into the nittygritty of creating safety from abuse without relying on the prison industrial complex. The Revolution Starts at Home offers potentially life-saving alternatives for survivor safety while building a revolution where no one is left behind.
COYOTE, Ivan E. & SHARMAN, Zena (eds)
$16.00 • pb • South End Press 9780896087941
Rose: Love in Violent Times The long-awaited followup to Cunt: A Declaration of Independence! With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impact of violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love. Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in feminist and antiracist writing: how do we identify, witness, and then recover from trauma—as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a country? Chilling, eyeopening, and thoroughly enjoyable, Rose offers a fresh and exhilarating perspective.
SMITH, Joanne N; VAN DEVEN, Mandy & HUPPUCH, Meghan
$17.95 • pb • Seven Stories 9781583229362
Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta Called “the mother of authentic midwifery,” Ina May Gaskin has practiced for nearly forty years at The Farm Midwifery Center, which is noted for its low rates of intervention, morbidity, and mortality. In this book, she reminds us that the ways in which women experience birth have implications for us all. Renewing confidence in a woman’s natural ability to birth provides transformative possibilities for individual families and for societies at large.
JENAINATI, Cathia & GROVES, Judy
$16.95 • pb • Seven Stories 9781583229279
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wishlist of their favorite queer authors; they wanted to continue and expand the butch-femme conversation. This is the result. The stories in these pages resist simple definitions. The people in these stories defy reductive stereotypes and inflexible categories. The pages in this book describe the lives of an incredible diversity of people whose hearts also
$19.95 • pb • Arsenal Pulp Press 9781551523972
Hey, Shorty! A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets At every stage of education, sexual harassment is common. It’s not unusual for a girl to hear “Hey, Shorty!” as she walks down the hall, followed by a sexual innuendo, insult, comeon, or assault. Girls for Gender Equity developed a model for teens to teach one another about sexual harassment. How do you define it? How does it affect your self-esteem? What do you do in response? Why is it so normalized in schools? Geared toward students, parents, teachers, policy makers, and activists, this book is an excellent
$13.95 • pb • Feminist Press at CUNY 9781558616691
Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide
$9.95 • pb • Totem Books 9781848311213
Is biology destiny? Why is the personal political? Is pornography anti-feminist? The
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model for building awareness and creating change.
MACPHEE, Josh (editor)
Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution Since 1998, Josh MacPhee has commissioned and produced over one hundred posters that pay tribute to revolution, racial justice, women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles, and creative activism and organizing. Celebrate People’s History presents these essential moments—acts of resistance and great events in an often hidden history of human and civil rights struggles—as a visual tour through decades and across continents, from the perspective of some of the most interesting and socially engaged artists working today.
MARTÍN, Luz A.
$24.95 • hb • Feminist Press at CUNY 9781558616776
the reader too much distress. But if you want more jokes the pamphlet also includes a three-page comic by Andy Singer which addresses the same questions.
The True Cost of Coal Poster
$22.00 • poster • Beehive Collective No ISBN
The No-Nonsense Guide to World History Who was the first black queen? How much do you know about China’s history? Most people’s knowledge of world history is hazy and incomplete at best. This No-Nonsense Guide gives a full picture, revealing the hidden histories and communities left out of conventional textbooks—from the civilizations of Africa, Asia and Latin America to the history of women, submerged beneath accounts of politics and war.
$13.95 • pb • New Internationalist 9781780260334
In 2008, the Beehive Design Collective allied with Appalachian grassroots organizers fighting Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining, a practice that blasts mountains into moonscapes to fuel the ever-growing global demand for electricity. Their team of volunteer artists and educators have put countless hours into designing “The True Cost of Coal,” a visually stunning graphic multi-tool for activists and ordinary folks seeking real solutions. This poster is 60” X 31” (about 5 feet by 2.5 feet, for those of you who are less mathematically inclined).
Textura: Valencia Street Art Valencia is Spain’s third largest city and is a hotbed of vibrant street art. While elaborate murals, wheat pastes, and stencils can be found throughout the city, the scene’s epicenter is Barrio del Carmen, the neighborhood that comprises “old town.” In this part of the city a great number of old structures have been razed to make room for new developments. The building lots are usually surrounded by temporary walls, which Valencia’s most prolific street artists use as their canvases. Enclosed card permits the download of royaltyfree, hi-res images! Nice.
ROTMAN, Steve & BRENNAN, Chris
$34.95 • hb • Mark Batty Publisher 9780982075463
John Locke: The Philosopher of Primitive Accumulation
$4.50 • pam • Bristol Radical History Group No ISBN
The fanatical embrace with which Japanese artists have welcomed graffiti has made for a street-art scene wholly apart from its Western origins. The graffiti featured in Graffiti Japan replicates the calligraphic intricacies of the Japanese language with spray paint, depicting how anime and manga characters, national pride, as well as foreign influences, are integral parts of the country’s scene. From sprawling, legally sanctioned murals to illegal throw-ups hidden in alleyways, this work could not exist in any other country.
$21.95 • pb • Mark Batty Publisher 9781935613305
John Locke is not only the main intellectual founder of liberalism, but also of neoliberalism, the “ruling idea” of the ruling class of today. He is the most famous philosopher born near Bristol and so you see why, beyond the interesting subject matter and the great author, the Bristol Radical History Group would publish it!
CARLSSON, Chris (ed)
Bay Area Graffiti
Ten Years that Shook the City: San Francisco 1968–1978 This collection of essays spans the tumultuous decade from 1968, the year of the San Francisco State University strike, to 1978 and the twin traumas of the Jonestown massacre and the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk. It provides a broad look at the diverse ways these ten years shook SF and shaped the world we live in today. From community gardening to environmental justice, gay rights and other identity-based social movements, antigentrification efforts, neighborhood arts programs, and more, many of the initiatives whose origins are described here have taken root and spread far beyond San Francisco.
COCKCROFT, James D.
$18.95 • pb • City Lights 9781931404129
The Listener: Memory, Lies, Art, Power From David Lester, author of Gruesome Acts of Capitalism! 1933: In a small German state, the last democratic election is about to take place before a failed artist named Hitler seizes power. The election is Hitler’s final chance to manipulate events that will lead to the death of millions. 2010: After a man dies during a political act inspired by a work of art, the artist flees to Europe to escape her guilt. Through a chance meeting she discovers the truth of the 1933 election. The past becomes pivotal as she decides her future. The Listener reveals one of the world’s most tragic acts of spin doctoring while weaving a compelling tale of complacency, art, power, and murder. It is a startling little-known story that changed the course of history.
$19.95 • pb • Arbeiter Ring Publishing 9781894037488
Now in paperback! The Bay Area is home to one of the world’s most vibrant graffiti scenes (stand proud!). This is the first book to showcase the region’s dazzling array of graffiti and street art. Photographer Steve Rotman has scoured the abandoned buildings, tunnels, and back alleys of SF, Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond, documenting this powerful work. A foreword by longtime Bay Area graffiti writer JENKS and revealing insights from other prominent Bay Area writers pack this book with the most comprehensive perspective on this stunning scene.
$35.00 • pb • Mark Batty Publisher 9781935613329
BENNET, Daniel & SINGER, Andy
A Brief History of Corporations: Where Did They Come From?
$4.50 • pam • Bristol Radical History Group No Isbn
Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now is the perfect introductory text and one that will also sharpen the understanding of seasoned observers. Cockcroft provides readers with the historical context
$14.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672242
Where did corporations come from and how did they get the same legal rights as individuals? This pamphlet attempts to answer these questions in a manner that will not cause
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within which the revolution occurred; explains how the revolutionary process has played out over the past ten decades; tells us how the ideals of the revolution live on in the minds of Mexico’s peasants and workers; and critically examines the contours of modern Mexican society, including its ethnic and gender dimensions. The definitive introduction to one of the most important events of the twentieth century.
The Modern Utopian: Alternative Communities of the ‘60s and ‘70s Communes. Bold and visionary, thousands of young people across the country rejected a nation in denial and decay and re-imagined a better way. Many flocked back to the land while others recharged the cities. Some groups were dazzling social experiments that burned bright and brief; others evolved through the years and are still going strong today. This is a firsthand view into dozens of intentional communities of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and those still thriving—including the fabled Drop City, Morningstar Ranch, Detroit’s Translove Energies, and Stephen Gaskin’s Farm, and many others across the nation.
$19.95 • pb • Process Media 9781934170151
White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg White Hand Society weaves a fascinating and entertaining tale of the life, times, and friendship of these two larger-than-life figures and the incredible impact their relationship had on America. Peter Conners has gathered hundreds of pages of letters, documents, studies, FBI files, and other primary resources that shed new light on Leary and Ginsberg’s relationship, and a veritable who’s who of artists and cultural figures appear along the way, including Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Thelonious Monk, Willem de Kooning, and Barney Rosset.
$16.95 • pb • City Lights 9780872865358
might almost have been designed to be the “small state” of the Middle East. It is the battleground on which the region’s greater states pursue their strategic, political, and ideological conflicts— conflicts that sometimes escalate into full-scale proxy wars. In this magisterial history of Lebanon, from the end of the Ottoman rule to the Hizbullah and Hamas wars of today, David Hirst, the acclaimed and independent Middle East journalist and historian, charts with extraordinary skill and lucidity the intricate interplay between Lebanon and its geopolitical environment.
The Ukrainian Revolution Driven into exile at the end of the war, Makhno produced several stand-alone volumes of memoirs. The Ukrainian Revolution is the third volume of these (we have the others too). First published in 1937; this is the first appearance of the work in English (Thank you Black Cat.) In early July 1918 Nestor Makhno, penniless and starving, returned to his Ukrainian homeland from which he had fled a few weeks earlier to seek political refuge in Soviet Russia. As a peasant anarchist revolutionary he was forced to live a perilous underground existence, for Ukraine was occupied by the powerful Austro-German army, supported by the large landowners. With a tiny band of comrades he embarked on a guerilla campaign against the occupying forces and the rural gentry. Volume three of his memoirs tells the amazing story of the birth of this peasant revolutionary army, a force which aimed not only to drive out the unwelcome invaders but to create a new, anarcho-communist society.
MOORE, Alan W.
$26.95 • pb • Black Cat Press 9781926878058
The Spanish Civil War: Simple History Series #4 “It’s 1936 and the world watches religious powers and fascists erupt into conflict with the proletariat left and anarchists in Spain. This zine presents a well-rounded and succinct account of the turbulence in late-30s Spain. Complete with illustrations and a logical account of the complications throughout the civil war, this is an excellent zine for understanding history often poorly presented in high school,” says the back. Doesn’t seem to be so much about the anarchists, but we have other books for that!
$4.00 • pam • Microcosm 9781934620090
We Come For Our Own and We Shall Have It: Smuggling in Poole and Dorset
$4.50 • pam • Bristol Radical History Group No ISBN
A look at the history of smuggling in Dorset (in the UK, silly!) and the government responses to it. This pamphlet examines whether smugglers should be considered folk heroes and to what extent smuggling was a community enterprise.
DULCHINOS, Donald P.
Imperialist Canada Imperialist Canada exposes Canada’s imperialist past and present, at home and across the globe. Todd Gordon interweaves histories of indigenous dispossession in Canada with the cold facts of Canadian capital’s oppression of peoples in the global South. The book digs beneath the surface of Canada’s image as global peacekeeper and promoter of human rights, revealing the links between the corporate pursuit of profit and Canadian foreign and domestic policy. Drawing on examples from Colombia, the Congo, Sudan, Haiti and elsewhere, Imperialist Canada makes a passionate plea for greater critical attention to Canada’s role in the global order.
$24.95 • pb • Arbeiter Ring 9781894037457
Art Gangs: Protest & Counterculture in New York City Art Gangs explores the work of artists groups in New York City after 1968. From the Art Workers Coalition through Art & Language, Colab and Group Material in the 1980s, in Soho and the Lower East Side, these collectives built the postmodern art world. This is the key background story of today’s politicized international art world with its constellations of collectives, a scholarly text written in an accessible style.
$17.95 • pb • Autonomedia 9781570272370
Forbidden Sacraments: The Survival of Shamanism in Western Civilization The indigenous practice of shamanism has been under siege for as long as Western European societies have practiced colonialism and Christian missionary work. Only very recently has there been a backlash condemning the cultural chauvinism that labels indigenous shamanism “primitive.” Increasingly, shaman-centered cultures are respected for values of community, environmental consciousness, and first-hand spiritual experience. What is not widely known is that Western civilization itself, beneath layers of Christianity and industrialism, stands upon its own shamanic foundation. This book is a detailed examination of this suppressed heritage.
$17.95 • pb • Autonomedia 9781570271113
The Revolt of Ghent William Morris’s history of the revolt of Ghent is mainly a retelling of the story as originally recounted by the medieval historian Froissart. But the framework and the episodes selected are chosen to emphasize one of Morris’s particular interests: the development of the conflict between the craft guilds on the one
$7.95 • pb • Black Cat Press 9781926878102
Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East “Beware of small states,” wrote Bakunin, for they are the victims of greater states, yet a source of danger to them, too. Lebanon—a country half the size of Vermont—
$19.99 • pb • Nation Books 9781568586571
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hand and the merchant guilds and aristocracy on the other. Besides being intensely interesting from the historical point of view, this little book provides one with wonderful insight into class distinctions prevailing in the thirteenth century. It is, indeed, a moving chapter in the terrible story of the class struggle through the ages.
MOREA, Ben; HAHNE, Ron & Black Mask
Siberian Makhnovschina: Siberian Anarchists in the Russian Civil War (1918–1924) The Russian Civil War was like the American Wild West as one regime after another tried to establish its rule over the freedom-loving peasants and miners of the West Siberian plains and mountains. A key role in this struggle was played by the partisan armies put together by anarchists, which fought first against the Whites, then against the Reds. Like the better known Ukrainian peasant movement led by Nestor Makhno—known as the Makhnovshchina—the Siberian anarchists aimed to establish free federations of rural communes and worker-managed industrial enterprises. Long ignored or stigmatized as bandits by Soviet historians and their nationalist successors, the Siberian anarchist-partisans are rescued from oblivion in this pioneering study.
$10.00 • pam • Black Cat Press 9781926878089
Radical Brewing: Work, Energy, Commoning & Beer
$4.50 • pam • Bristol Radical History Group No ISBN
Black Mask & Up Against the Wall Motherfucker: The Incomplete Works of Ron Hahne, Ben Morea, and the Black Mask Group
$15.95 • pb • PM Press 9781604860214
This is a journey from preenclosure herbal brews made by ale-wives to the domination of hops and large breweries. But don’t despair: this is a return trip thanks to the rediscovery of commoning and a recipe for nettle and juniper ale. Mmmm beer!
TRACY, James & SONNIE, Amy
Chronicling the history of two NYC provocateur groups, this account complies the complete ten issues of the newspaper Black Mask; numerous leaflets, articles, and flyers generated by Black Mask; the Up Against the Wall Motherfucker magazine; and various reports about the group. The Black Mask group melded the ideas and inspiration of Dada with the anarchism of the Spanish Revolution, and this volume demonstrates how they heavily influenced the art, politics, and culture of the decade. In 1968 Black Mask reorganized as Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker, and combined the confrontational theater and tactics of Black Mask with a much more aggressive approach in dealing with the police and authorities.
Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times Historians of the late 1960s have emphasized the work of a small group of white college activists and the Black Panthers, activists who courageously took to the streets to protest the war in Vietnam and continuing racial inequality. Poor and working-class whites have tended to be painted as spectators, reactionaries, and, even, racists. Most Americans, the story goes, just watched the political movements of the sixties go by. The authors reject this old narrative, and show that poor and working-class whites, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and the BPP, started to organize significant political movements against racism and inequality.
$16.95 • pb • Melville House 9781935554660
Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton From the Introduction: “I [Bobby Seale] tape-recorded and wrote most of this book under the strain of being a political prisoner in the San Francisco County Jail in 1969 and 1970.… I am often told that Seize The Time is a 1960’s protest-era classic. Whether it is indeed a classic or not, I am uncertain. However, I am certain that the Black Panther Party For Self-Defense, as it was originally called, founded during that era and depicted in this book, remains a classic example of African and African American people’s age-old resistance to racism and class oppression.”
$18.95 • pb • Black Classic Press 978093312130X
Beat Atlas: A State by State Guide to the Beat Generation in America A state-by-state guide to the rest of the nation’s significant Beat locales. From Jack Kerouac’s Lowell to William Burroughs’ Lawrence, Kansas, to Neal Cassady’s Denver— and everywhere in between—Beat Atlas contains a wealth of historical information subdivided by region and state for easy reference and is illustrated with photographs by Allen Ginsberg. Beat Atlas makes an ideal companion for armchair travelers as well as those “on the road.”
NESS, Immanuel & AZZELLINI, Dario
$15.95 • pb • City Lights 9780872865129
The Devil’s Milk: A Social History of Rubber All the advancements made possible by rubber—industrial machinery, telegraph technology, medical equipment, countless consumer goods— have occurred against a backdrop of seemingly endless exploitation, conquest, slavery, and war. But Tully is quick to remind us that the vast terrain of rubber production has always been a site of struggle, and that the oppressed who toil closest to “the devil’s milk” in all its forms have never accepted their immiseration without a fight. This book, the product of exhaustive scholarship carried out in many countries and several continents, is destined to become a classic.
$24.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672310
Revolution in Danger: Writings From Russia, 1919–1921 In these essays Serge paints a stark picture of the desperate conditions faced by Petrograd’s working class, capturing the revolutionary enthusiasm that stood as the last defense of their besieged city. Challenging the revolution’s critics, Serge defends the measures the revolutionary government was forced to take to preserve the gains workers and peasants had made in overthrowing Tsarist tyranny and pulling Russia out of World War I. This is an inspiring account of the struggle to defend workers’ power and Serge’s enthusiasm for the revolution—and the prospect of a better future it represented.
$14.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608460830
Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present
$19.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461196
From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and have gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. Looking at specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this pathbreaking volume comprehensively traces this often underappreciated historical tradition. Essential reading for those struggling to bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old.
Everyone to the Streets: Texts and Communiques from the Greek Uprising Riots in response to cop murders are not so unusual, but the response to the fatal shooting of Alexis Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008 rapidly developed into a much wider movement, which expressed itself in an incredible variety of ways—from shop lootings
$12.95 • pb • Shortfuse Press No Isbn
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and the attacking of police stations to occupying radio stations. It led to a general questioning of many different aspects of capitalist society that continues in Greece today.
WILKINS, David E.
rank-and-file participants, and the journalists who came to West Virginia to cover them.
The Hank Adams Reader: An Exemplary Native Activist and the Unleashing of Indigenous Sovereignty Vine Deloria once said that Hank Adams was the most important Native American in the country. From his treaty rights work to his mediation of disputes between AIM and the US government in the 1970s, Adams shaped modern Native activism. For the first time, his previously unpublished writings are collected and shared in The Hank Adams Reader, the first book-length treatment of this seminal indigenous figure. Evidencing his unparalleled role in Indian affairs, the political work of Hank Adams continues to have many powerful applications to our society today.
$19.95 • pb • Fulcrum 9781555914479
Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance By itself, this is a book about work, but it’s also more than that. It complements a diagram of the different positions and dynamics that make up the economy that necessitates work. Together, the book and diagram outline an analysis of capitalism: what it is, how it works, how we might dismantle it. And the book, the diagram, and the analysis are all outgrowths of something more a movement of people determined to fight it. So this book isn’t just an attempt to describe reality but also a tool with which to change it.
GROSS, Daniel & LYND Staughton
$11.95 • pb • CrimethInc 9780970910172
unapologetic. For Miller, expressing his thoughts in print is a form of direct action, an attempt to reclaim a piece of the history and culture of working people, so often presented by so-called authorities on labor. These stories will resonate with readers who will find currents of their own experiences.
The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism: How Market Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Workers Mainstream economics ignores or distorts the most fundamental truth: that the vast majority of people must, out of necessity, labor on behalf of others, transformed into nothing but a means to the end of maximum profits for their employers. By sweeping labor under the rug, mainstream economists hide the nature of capitalism, making it appear to be a system based upon equal exchange rather than exploitation inside every workplace. Perelman describes this illusion as the “invisible handcuffs” of capitalism and traces its roots back to Adam Smith and his contemporaries and their disdain for working people.
$19.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672297
CARLSSON-ANDERSSON, Fredric & PISKIN, Atilla
$6.00 • pam • Kersplebedeb 9781894946346
Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks
$4.95 • pam • PM Press 9781604864205
Clenched Fists Empty Pockets In Clenched Fists Empty Pockets six working-class activists from Sweden discuss their experiences with class and middle-class hegemony in a variety of left-wing scenes and organizations. In doing so they flesh out the complexities and limits of what in Sweden is referred to as a class journey. Dealing with more than economic realities, the authors grapple with the full gamut of cultural and social class hierarchies that are embedded in the society and the left. This English-language edition contains a new preface by translator Gabriel Kuhn, and an introduction by former Montréal activist Michael Ryan.
CORBIN, David Alan
Staughton Lynd teams up with labor organizer Daniel Gross in this exposition on solidarity unionism, the do-it-yourself workplace organizing system that is rapidly gaining prominence around the country and around the world. Combining history and theory with the ground-breaking practice of the model by Starbucks workers, Lynd and Gross make a compelling case for solidarity unionism as an effective, resilient, and deeply democratic approach to winning a voice on the job and in society.
KORNBLUH, Joyce (ed)
Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age Today we are told that universal broadband access, high-tech jobs, and cutting-edge science will pull us out of our current economic downturn and move us toward social and economic equality. Virginia Eubanks argues that to believe this is to engage in a kind of magical thinking: a technological utopia will come about simply because we want it to. This vision of the miraculous power of high-tech development is driven by flawed assumptions about race, class, and gender. The realities of the information age are more complicated, particularly for poor and working-class women and families.
GORDON, Terrence W.; HAMAJI, Eri & ALBERT, Jacob
$27.95 • hb • MIT Press 9780262014984
Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology
$27.95 • pb • PM Press 9781604864830
Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals: A Documentary History of the West Virginia Mine Wars In 1912, miners struck against the harsh conditions in the work camps of West Virginia’s Paint and Cabin Creeks, and coal operators responded with force. The ensuing battles caused the governor to declare martial law. There was little improvement in working conditions by 1921, when another army—thousands of union miners—went up against similar numbers of state police, local deputies, and paid company guards. The weeklong Battle of Blair Mountain ended only after President Warren Harding sent 2,000 U.S. troops and a small unit of bombers to pacify the region. Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals tells the story of these union battles as seen by the leaders,
$20.00 • pb • PM Press 9781604864526
The Industrial Workers of the World were among the most well-respected and largest unions in the United States in the early-twentieth century. Having organized the first major automobile industry strike as well as major coalfield and transit workers strikes, the IWW has a history of being a fierce advocate for the worker. Long before most other unions, they welcomed women, African-Americans, and immigrants into their ranks, making the Wobblies among the most progressive organizations of the era. Now in its third edition, Rebel Voices remains by far the biggest and best source on IWW history, fiction, songs, art, and lore!
MILLER, Arthur J.
$16.95 • pb • Mark Batty 9780977985012
Upon the Backs of Labour
$19.95 • pb • Black Cat Press 9781926878065
Arthur J. Miller’s essays—stories really—are first-hand accounts of a working person’s life, in his own words, uncensored and
Anyone who has ever considered media and its relation to humanity has most likely heard the name Marshall McLuhan. Famous for his adages, he was a careful student of twentieth century media, in particular film and television, and a prolific lecturer and author. Unquestionably, McLuhan’s writings are important, but all too often impenetrable. As technology speeds ahead and forces us to reconsider our relationship with it, McLuhan’s career merits a freshly creative and accessible examination. W. Terrence Gordon’s Everyman’s McLuhan does just that.
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SARDAR, Ziauddin & VAN LOON, Borin
Introducing Media Studies: A Graphic Guide Introducing Media Studies explores the complex relationship between the media, ideology, knowledge, and power. It provides a scintillating tour of media history and presents a coherent view of the media industry, media theory and methods in media research. It explains how “the audience” is constructed and how it in turn interprets the content and meaning of media representation. Ziauddin Sardar and Borin Van Loon teach how to analyze film, deconstruct advertising and appreciate how the media shapes public opinion.
$9.95 • pb • Totem Books 9781848311848
We Shut the City Down Less than a year after the global justice movement dramatically announced its arrival in the US by shutting down the World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle, thousands of activists from the global justice movement took the streets of Philadelphia for direct action against police brutality and the prison industrial complex on August 1, 2000, during the Republican National Convention. Student Liberation Action Movement (SLAM) members were instrumental in the planning and participation. The views expressed here reflect a range of perspectives on direct action, strategy and tactics, racism in the movement, reaching beyond activist scenes, and direct democracy.
$3.50 • pam • SLAM Herstory Project No ISBN
Grammar Matters: The Social Significance of How We Use Language It is hard to find someone who doesn’t have a pet peeve about language. Within linguistics the term “prescriptivism” is used to refer to the judgments that people make about language based on the idea that some forms and uses of language are correct and others incorrect. This book argues that prescriptivism is unfounded at its very core, and explores why it is, nevertheless, such a popular position. In doing so it addresses the politics of language: what prescriptivist positions about language use reveal about power, authority, and various social prejudices.
$12.95 • pb • Arbeiter Ring 9781894037440
A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears In this acclaimed book, writer and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio tells the astonishing story behind Johnny Cash’s little-known folk protest record, Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, and his unique collaboration with folk artist Peter La Farge. With this controversial and still largely unknown recording, Cash placed himself in the middle of the fervent social upheavals gripping America in the 1960s. He faced censorship and an angry backlash from radio stations, DJs, and fans for speaking out on behalf of Native people on the record. Cash decided to fight back!
$16.99 • pb • Nation Books 9781568586373
The Quotable Hitchens: From Alcohol to Zionism, the Very Best of Christopher Hitchens Love to hate him? Hate to love him? The Quotable Hitchens gathers for the first time the eminent journalist, public intellectual, and all-around provocateur Christopher Hitchen’s most scathing, inflammatory, hilarious, and clear-cut commentary from the course of his storied career. Drawn from his many TV appearances, debates, lectures, interviews, articles, and books, the quotations are arranged alphabetically by subject—from atheism and alcoholism to George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, from Islamofascism and Iraq to smoking and sex.
JONES, Esyllt & PERRY, Adele
$17.00 • pb • Da Capo 9780306819582
The Occupation Cookbook: Or the Model of the Occupation of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb “The Occupation Cookbook is a ‘manual’ that describes the organization of the student occupation of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb that took place in the spring of 2009 and lasted for 35 days. It was written for two reasons: to record what happened, and to present the particular organization of this action in such a way that it may be of use to other activists and members of various collectives if they decide to undertake a similar action.”—Marc Bousquet, from the Introduction
$10.00 • pb • Minor Compositions 9781570272189
Deadly She-Wolf: Assassination at Armageddon Before “the old Fred Ho” died on August 4, 2006 of advanced colo-rectal cancer and “the new Fred Ho” emerged, he had created an amazing body of radical, popular avant garde operas and music/ theater works, which he interchangeably called manga music/theater or opera or martial arts opera or living comic books. Innova Records and Autonomedia are proud and honored to release the first-ever jazz and new music manga-CD project of two of these works joined as one. Deadly She-Wolf: Assassination at Armageddon was the last completed full-stage production of a Fred Ho manga-opera, written by Ho and Ruth Margraff in homage to the 1970s yellow exploitation mangamovie series, Lone Wolf and Cub.
$20.00 • Book + CD • Autonomedia 726708678821
A People’s Citizenship Guide
$14.95 • pb • Arbeiter Ring 9781894037563
A User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible This sixty-two-page booklet was written in a whirlwind of three days in December 2010, between the first and second days of action by students in the UK against the government cuts, and intended to reflect on the possibility of new creative forms of action in the current movements. “This guide is not a road map or instruction manual. It’s a match struck in the dark, a homemade multi-tool to help you carve out your own path through the ruins of the present, warmed by the stories and strategies of those who took Bertolt Brecht’s words to heart: ‘Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.’”
YORK, Richard & CLARK, Brett
$8.00 • pb • Minor Compositions 9781570272189
In 2009, Stephen Harper’s Conservative Canadian government changed the contents of the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contained a lot more military history and plenty of information about the monarchy, but little about public programs such as medicare or education, or Canada’s rich history of social justice movements. Ignoring the work and democratic struggles of generations of newcomers, it presumes that new immigrants need to be taught how to “take responsibility” for their families. In short, the official guide outlines an exceptionally narrow, conservative view of Canadian politics and society. In A People’s Citizenship Guide, a group of progressive historians offer an alternative citizenship guide for Canada: a lively, political, humane—and more accurate—alternative to Stephen Harper’s version of the story.
The Science and Humanism of Stephen Jay Gould
$16.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672167
Stephen Jay Gould was not only a leading paleontologist and evolutionary theorist, he was also a humanist with an
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enduring interest in the history and philosophy of science. The extraordinary range of Gould’s work was underpinned by a richly nuanced and deeply insightful worldview. Richard York and Brett Clark engage Gould’s science and humanism to illustrate and develop the intellectual power of Gould’s worldview, particularly with regard to the philosophy of science. They demonstrate how the Gouldian perspective sheds light on many of the key debates occurring not only in the natural sciences, but in the social sciences as well..
MONIZ, Tomas & SMITH, Jeremy Adam (eds)
Rad Dad: Dispatches From the Frontiers of Fatherhood Today more than ever, fatherhood demands constant improvisation, risk, and struggle. With grace, honesty, and strength, Rad Dad’s writers tackle all the issues that other parenting guides are afraid to touch: the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience, the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers, the tests faced by transgendered and gay fathers, the emotions of sperm donation, and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration. Rad Dad is for every father out in the real world trying to parent in ways that are loving, meaningful, authentic, and ultimately revolutionary.
$15.00 • pb • Microcosm/PM Press 9781604864816
anniversary edition of Kaddish and Other Poems features an illuminating afterword by Ginsberg biographer Bill Morgan, along with previously unpublished photographs, documents, and letters relating to the composition of the poem.
The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population With world population passing seven billion and predicted to hit nine billion by 2050, we are in the grip of a number panic. This book explodes some of the common myths, looks at what the numbers really mean, and addresses nine topics, such as why women in most parts of the world have fewer children, what will happen to our societies as we all live longer, and how having babies relates to climate change.
$13.95 • pb • New Internationalist 9781906523466
GREEN, Fiona Joy
Practicing Feminist Mothering Practicing Feminist Mothering explores the realities of feminist mothering for both mothers and their children. It scrutinizes the discourse of motherhood by examining the material spaces that feminist mothers create to struggle with patriarchy. The book is based on in-depth interviews, which provide a rich understanding of the tensions within feminism surrounding issues of mothering and the reproduction of feminism itself. It illuminates the complexities of generational dynamics by exploring how the children mothered by self-conscious feminists think of feminism and mothering in their adult lives. By developing concepts of matroreform and motherlines, this book provides a powerful perspective on mothering as a central aspect of feminism.
KINSER, Amber E.
$14.95 • pb • Seal Press 9781580052702 $21.95 • pb • Arbeiter Ring 9781894037549
CARRANZA, María Mercedes
Song of the Flies [An Account of the Events]
$11.95 • pb • Freedom Voices 9780915117192
Motherhood and Feminism Motherhood and Feminism traces the history of motherhood from the Industrial Revolution to today. With particular attention to the ways in which race and class affect women’s experiences of mothering, this book addresses how society’s expectations of mothers have changed through time, and how mothering has shaped women’s lives. Part of the “Seal Studies” series, which is great!!
$14.95 • hb • Akashic 9781617750250
Canto de las Moscas (Song of the Flies), by the late Colombian poet María Mercedes Carranza, was published for the first time in 1997, following a decade marked by extremely high levels of violence in Colombia. Carranza wrote these twenty-four poems, each bearing the name of a town or city that had been the site of large-scale violence, as a sort of chronicle and commemoration of the tragedies the people endured; the beautifully musical and whimsical place-names stand in cruel contrast to the events that marked them.
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights International boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) efforts helped topple South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime. In this urgent book, Omar Barghouti makes the case for a rights-based BDS campaign to stop Israel’s rapacious occupation, colonization, and apartheid against the Palestinian people. This considered, convincing collection contributes to the growing debate on Israel’s violations of international law and points the way forward to a united global civil society movement for freedom, justice, self-determination, and equality for all.
BAYOUMI, Moustafa (ed)
$16.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461141
L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems A bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture. L-vis is an imagined persona, a representation of artists who have used and misused Black music. Like so many others who gained fame and fortune from their sampling, L-vis is as much a sincere artist as he is a thief. In Kevin Coval’s poems, L-vis’s story is equal parts forgotten history, autobiography, and re-imaginings. A story of both artistic theft and radical invention, L-vis Lives! is a poetic novella on all of the possibilities and problems of “postracial” American culture.
$16.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461516
Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict At 4:30 am on May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos attacked the six boats of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla as it sailed through international waters attempting to bring humanitarian relief to the beleaguered Palestinians of Gaza. Within minutes, nine peace activists were dead, shot by the Israelis. Scores of others were injured. Mixing together first-hand testimony and documentary record with hardheaded analysis and historical overview, this book reveals why the attack on the Flotilla may just turn out to be Israel’s Selma, Alabama moment: the beginning of the end for an apartheid Palestine.
$16.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461219
Go the Fuck to Sleep Go the Fuck to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity. Hilarious. A book for parents new, old, and expectant.
Kaddish and Other Poems, 50th Anniversary Edition
$9.95 • pb • City Lights 9780872865112
Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish,” a poem about the death of his mother, Naomi, is one of his major works. This special 50th
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Cambodia’s Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land A generation after the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia shows every sign of having overcome its history—the streets of Phnom Penh are paved; skyscrapers dot the skyline—but under this façade lies a country still haunted by its years of terror. In 1992, the world came together to help pull the small nation out of the mire. Cambodia became a United Nations protectorate—the first and only time the UN tried something so ambitious. What did the new, democratically elected government do with this unprecedented gift? In 2008 and 2009, Brinkley found a population in the grip of a venal government. He learned that one-third to onehalf of Cambodians who lived through the Khmer Rouge era have P.T.S.D.—and its afflictions are being passed to the next generation.
$27.99 • hb • Public Affairs Books 9781586487874
CHOMSKY, Noam & VOICES FROM NORTH, SOUTH, AND CENTRAL AMERICA
compels a reexamination of the future of human life.
DE ROULET, Daniel; WALDMAN, Anne; FEDERICI, Silvia; CAFFENTZIS, George & KOHSO, Sabu
New World of Indigenous Resistance
$18.95 • pb • City Lights 9780872865334
Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity? Specifically, can their communities benefit from national education while resisting the tendency of stateimposed programs to undermine their cultural sovereignty, language, and traditions? In three in-depth conversations, Chomsky offers poignant lessons from his vast knowledge of world history, linguistics, economics, anti-authoritarian philosophy and personal experience, and traces numerous parallels with other peoples who have resisted state power while attempting to modernize, develop, survive, and sustain their unique community identity and tradition.
CONRAD, Ryan (ed)
Fukushima Mon Amour
$9.95 • pb • Autonomedia 9781570272394
Brand newest from Autonomedia! Four literary and political essays on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011, following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan.
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The Bristol Manifesto: The 2008 G8 in Hokkaido—A Strategic Assessment
$4.50 • pam • Bristol Radical History Group No ISBN
Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba are Changing the World’s Conception of Heath Care Revolutionary Doctors gives readers a first-hand account of Venezuela’s innovative and inspiring program of community healthcare, designed to serve—and largely carried out by— the poor themselves. Brouwer tells the story of Venezuela’s Integral Community Medicine program, in which doctor-teachers move into the countryside and poor urban areas to recruit and train doctors from among peasants and workers. Despite its success, this program is not without its challenges. Despite the obstacles it describes, Revolutionary Doctors demonstrates how a society committed to the well-being of its poorest people can actually put that commitment into practice.
CHOMSKY, Noam & PAPPE, Ilan
$18.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672396
Against Equality: Don’t Ask to Fight Their Wars This anthology gathers together pieces by contemporary radical voices critical of the mainstream gay community’s uncritical approach to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. It features an introduction by the inimitable Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and essays by writers from our digital archives on LGBT investments in militarism. This archival anthology asks why the historically left/radical anti-war critique of war does not extend to DADT and the issue of queers in the military. This book provides hitherto unavailable set of critiques on a subject that has rarely been approached with as much candor and nuance. Defying the prescriptive logic of “gay is good” that permeates mainstream gay politics, it seeks to interrogate the place of the military in a queer imagining of the world and simultaneously challenges the mainstream left to question its signing on to the damaging militarism of contemporary gay politics.
$10.00 • pb • Against Equality Press 9780615518831
When Bristol Radical History Group staged a series of events called “Down With the Fences! The Struggle for the Global Commons” in May 2008, a group leading academics found themselves together in an Eastville living room. They talked about what they would like to say to the leaders of the G8 countries who were soon to meet in Hokkaido, Japan. The result of their discussions, published under the name of the “Emergency Exit Collective,” is The Bristol Manifesto.
The Age of the Warrior: Selected Essays In The Age of the Warrior, Robert Fisk’s eloquent and farranging articles on international politics have been brought together in a single volume for the first time. He takes us from the London bombings to the streets of Lebanon, from war-torn Iraq to the squalor of Gaza, offering courageous eyewitness accounts of our bloodstained past and present. A collection of remarkable breadth and power from one of the most popular, provocative, and indefatigable journalists, The Age of the Warrior is indispensable reading for our complex, battle-scarred world.
$18.99 • pb • Nation Books 9781568586397
Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians
$16.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608460977
About A Mountain When John D’Agata helped his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he began to follow a story about the federal government’s plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a place called Yucca Mountain, a desert range nearby. Bearing witness to the parade of scientific, cultural, and political facts that give shape to Yucca’s story, D’Agata keeps the six tenets of reporting in mind—Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How—arranging his own investigation around each vital question. Yet as the contradictions inherent in Yucca’s story are revealed, D’Agata’s investigation turns inevitably personal. Here is the work of a penetrating thinker whose startling portrait of a mountain in the desert
$14.95 • pb • W W Norton 9780393339017
Described by a UN fact-finding mission as “a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorize a civilian population,” Israel’s Operation Cast Lead thrust the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict. In Gaza in Crisis, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé, two of the issue’s most insightful and prominent critical voices, survey the fallout from Israel’s conduct in Gaza and place it into the context of Israel’s long-standing occupation of Palestine.
Hijacked!: The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform Is health care “reform” 2010 better than nothing? Dr. John Geyman warns of soaring costs, no price controls, and more Americans going without necessary health care. This is our future in the aftermath of health care “reform” 2010, guided by a failing industry bailed out by new government subsidies. This well-documented book charts
$18.95 • pb • Common Courage 9781567514025
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a path to that end, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand how our health care system got this way and what we can do about it.
To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War Combining on-the-ground reporting and in-depth discussions with people on the frontlines of Mexico’s drug war, To Die in Mexico tells behindthe-scenes stories that address the causes and consequences of Mexico’s multi-billion dollar drug trafficking business. John Gibler looks beyond the myths that pervade government and media portrayals of the unprecedented wave of violence now pushing Mexico to the breaking point.
$15.95 • pb • City Lights 9780872865174
up plutocratic rule in the post-meltdown age. It’s a humorous and harrowing tale of warped populism, phony reform, and blind deference to the nation’s financial elite. As the author explains, “American class privilege is very much like the idea of sex in a Catholic school—it’s not supposed to exist in the first place, but once it presents itself in your mind’s eye, you realize that it’s everywhere.” A concise and easy-to-use guide, Rich People Things catalogs the fortifications that shelter the opulent from the resentments of the hoi polloi.
he finds failed states amid climatic disasters. But he also reveals the unsettling presence of Western military forces and explains how they see an opportunity in the crisis to prepare for openended global counterinsurgency.
Time and the Suburbs: The Politics of Built Environments and the Future of Dissent By combining provocative prose with photo-essay, Time and the Suburbs explores the disappearance of cities in North America under the weight of suburban, exurban, and other forms of development that are changing the way we live. Pointing to the complex experience of time in traditional cities, the book warns that our new suburban regions are the materialization of a homogenous and uniform experience of time that threatens the possibility of social change.
$19.95 • pb • Arbeiter Ring 9781894037525
Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance Investigating the global financial meltdown as the first systemic crisis of the neoliberal stage of capitalism, this analysis argues that—far from having ended— the crisis has ushered in a period of worldwide economic and political turbulence. In developing an account of the crisis as rooted in fundamental features of capitalism, this study challenges the view that capitalism’s source lies in financial deregulation, and highlights the emergence of new patterns of world inequality and new centers of accumulation.
O’ROURKE, Beto & BYRD, Susie
$17.00 • pb • PM Press 9781604863321
Debt: The First 5,000 Years David Graeber shows that for more than 5,000 years humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. Debt is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history—as well as how it has defined human history, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy.
$32.00 • hb • Melville House Publishing 9781933633862
The People’s Lawyer: The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Fight for Social Justice, From Civil Rights to Guantanamo In this first-ever comprehensive history of one of the most important legal organizations in the United States, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Albert Ruben shows us exactly what it means to defend the Constitution. He examines the innovative tactics of the CCR, the ways in which a radical organization is built and nurtured, and the impact that the CCR has had on our very conception of the law. This book is a must-read not only for lawyers, but for all the rest of us who may one day find our rights in jeopardy.
$17.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672372
Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the US and Mexico The War on Drugs doesn’t work. This became obvious to El Paso City Representatives Susie Byrd and Beto O’Rourke when they started to ask questions about why El Paso’s sister city Ciudad Juárez has become the deadliest city in the world—8,000-plus deaths since January 1, 2008. Byrd and O’Rourke soon realized American drug use and United States’ failed War on Drugs are at the core of problem. In Dealing Death and Drugs—a book written for the general reader— they explore the costs and consequences of marijuana prohibition. They argue that marijuana prohibition has created a black market so profitable that drug kingpins are billionaires and drug control doesn’t stand a chance.
$12.95 • pb • Cinco Puntos 9781933693941
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Surveillance Spying, once the province of the KGB, CIA, and MI5, has become part of everyday life and a multi-billion dollar industry. Governments routinely trawl our emails and CCTV cameras follow us on every street, while state databases of our DNA become larger all the time. The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Surveillance provides a well-researched look into the history of surveillance and how the process is carried out today with the aid of technology and often, lack of express consent. This book shows the extent to which Big Brother is watching us all.
$13.95 • pb • New Internationalist 9781906523848
The Crime of Our Time: Why Wall Street is Not Too Big to Jail Veteran journalist Danny Schechter investigates a complex web of fraud and crime that he shows played a major—if largely unreported—role in bringing the economy down. His four-year investigation focuses on three interconnected cesspools of corruption: what the FBI calls an “epidemic of mortgage fraud,” predatory and deceptive securitization by Wall Street, and insurance scams.
THE FREE ASSOCIATION
$19.95 • pb • Disinformation 9781934708552
Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun. Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state failure. Here, investigative journalist and author of Lockdown America, Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe—the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones girding the planet’s midlatitudes. Here
$25.99 • hb • Nation Books 9781568586007
Rich People Things: Real Life Secrets of the Predator Class, Updated Edition
$16.95 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461523
Moments of Excess: Movements, Protest and Everyday Life
$14.95 • pb • PM Press 9781604861136
In Rich People Things, Chris Lehmann lays bare the various dogmas and delusions that prop
Moments of Excess is a collection of texts that offers an insider analysis of this cycle
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of counter-summit mobilizations. It weaves lucid descriptions of the intensity of collective action into a more sober reflection on the developing problematics of the “movement of movements.” The collection examines essential questions concerning the character of anti-capitalist movements, and the very meaning of movement; the relationship between intensive collective experiences—“moments of excess”—and “everyday life”; and the tensions between open, all-inclusive, “constitutive” practices, on the one hand, and the necessity of closure, limits and antagonism, on the other.
an active, if not leading, role in any revolutionary struggle. The time is perfect for a rediscovery of Mariátegui, who is considered an intellectual precursor of today’s struggles in Latin America but virtually unknown in the English-speaking world.
Between the Fences: Before Guantanamo, there was Port Isabel Service Processing Center For six years, Tony Hefner was a security guard at the Port Isabel Service Processing Center, one of the largest immigration detention centers in America, and witnessed alarming corruption and violations of basic human rights. Officers preyed upon the very people whom they are sworn to protect. On behalf of the 1,100 men, women, and children residing there on an average day, and the 1,500 new undocumented immigrants who pass through its walls every month, this is the story of the systematic sexual, physical, financial, and drug-related abuses of detainees by guards.
JOHNSON, Kevin “Rashid”
$19.95 • pb • Seven Stories 9781583229125
All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons In an accessible field guide format—replete with illustrations, charts, and other visual materials—All That We Share offers an engaging entrée into a broad range of key topics and concepts from the commons movement, which touches everything from natural resources, art, and the environment to technological knowledge, the digital realm, economics, and politics. Veteran progressive journalist Jay Walljasper frames each chapter around a single idea, with additional contributions by other distinguished activists, politicians, and writers.
WEBBER, Jeffery R.
$18.95 • pb • New Press 9781595584991
‘89: The Unfinished Revolution BBC journalist Nick Thorpe witnessed first-hand some of the most tumultuous events of the past twenty-five years in eastern Europe—the Velvet Revolution in Prague; the bloody uprising in Romania; the bombing of Belgrade; and the economic crash of 2008—but for him the revolutions of 1989 roll on. The old cold war has been replaced by a new cold war—this time between the people and the state. In his book, Thorpe weaves the political with the personal, anecdote with analysis, to produce an energizing and important account of history in the making.
$18.95 • pb • Reportage Press 9781906702175
Defying the Tomb: Selected Prison Writings and Art of Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Follow the author’s odyssey from lumpen drug dealer to prisoner, to revolutionary New Afrikan, a teacher and mentor, one of a new generation of prison intellectuals. This book consists primarily of letters between Rashid and Outlaw, another revolutionary New Afrikan prisoner, smuggled between the segregation wing and general population over a period of months. These comrades educate themselves— and us as well—on Marxism and Maoism, the Five-Percenters, Dead Prez, Capitalism, Racism, Imperialism, Class Struggle, Revolutionary Nationalism, New Afrikan Independence, and a host of other subjects, as they grapple with how to promote revolutionary consciousness in the most hostile of environments.
$21.95 • pb • Kersplebedeb 9781894946391
From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales Evo Morales rode to power on a wave of popular mobilizations against the neoliberal policies enforced by his predecessors. Yet many of his economic policies bear striking resemblance to the status quo he was meant to displace. Based in part on dozens of interviews with leading Bolivian activists, Jeffery R. Webber examines the contradictions of Morales’s first term in office.
$19.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461066
Venezuela: Revolution as Spectacle Both leftist supporters and rightist opponents of the Chavez government will be outraged by this book’s premise that the Chavez regime is neither dictatorial nor revolutionary, but rather one of a long line of Latin American populist regimes that are ultimately subservient to the US government and to the transnational corporations. This well-documented book covers a wide range of topics: Venezuela’s political history and the long involvement of the military in that history; Venezuela’s economy, and especially its oil economy; its indigenous rights and human rights movements; the labor movement; and the social policies of the Chavez government and its predecessors.
VANDEN, Harry E. & BECKER, Marc (eds)
$16.95 • pb • See Sharp 9781884365775
A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America Taking the same public health approaches and tools that have successfully tracked epidemics of flu, tuberculosis, and AIDS over the intervening 150 years, Ernest Drucker makes the case that our current unprecedented level of imprisonment has become an epidemic—a plague upon our body politic. He argues that imprisonment—originally conceived as a response to individuals’ crimes—has become mass incarceration: a destabilizing force that undermines the families and communities it targets, damaging the very social structures that prevent crime.
$26.95 • hb • New Press 9781595584977
Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising, 2nd edition Now in a new edition! In telling the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history, in which hundreds of inmates seized a major area of an Ohio correctional facility, this chronicle examines the causes of the disturbance, what happened during its eleven-day duration, and the fairness of the trials in the aftermath of the rioting. Recounted from the prisoners’ side and viewed through a lawyer’s and an activist’s lens, this exposé sheds light on the horrific and inhumane prison conditions, the rebellion and killing of ten people, the drivers of the negotiated surrender, and the trial that was filled with misrepresentations and evasions on the part of those running the prison.
$20.00 • pb • PM Press 9781604862249
José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology
$29.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672457
José Carlos Mariátegui is one of Latin America’s most profound but overlooked thinkers. A self-taught journalist, social scientist, and activist from Peru, he was the first to emphasize that those fighting for the revolutionary transformation of society must adapt classical Marxist theory to the particular conditions of Latin America. He also stressed that indigenous peoples must take
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Talk-Action=0: An Illustrated History of DOA Canadian band, DOA, established in 1978, is considered one of the founders of hardcore punk, alongside such other seminal groups as Black Flag and Minor Threat. This large-format book is a sprawling visual history of the group by lead singer and guitarist Joey Keithley AKA Joey Shithead—made up of vintage photographs, posters, handwritten lyrics, and other various ephemera—that offers a visceral glimpse into the hardcore life of one of the hardest-working punk bands in the business, or so says the book’s blurb!
VEE, Tesco & STIMSON, Dave
$27.95 • pb • Arsenal Pulp Press 9781551523965
Aboriginal poverty. Loxley examines a number of possible approaches to economic development, placing each within a broader theoretical and policy perspective, and considering its growth potential and class impact. Accessible and theoretically sophisticated, the book blends international development theory with northern Canadian and Aboriginal realities.
Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg ReCreation, Resurgence and a New Emergence Many promote Reconciliation as a new way for Canada to relate to Indigenous Peoples. In Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, Leanne Simpson asserts reconciliation must be grounded in political resurgence and must support the regeneration of Indigenous languages, oral cultures, and traditions of governance. Simpson explores philosophies and pathways of regeneration, resurgence, and a new emergence through the Nishnaabeg language, Creation Stories, walks with Elders and children, celebrations and protests, and meditations on these experiences. She stresses the importance of illuminating Indigenous intellectual traditions to transform their relationship to the Canadian state
WYNN, Neil A.
$19.95 • pb • Arbeiter Ring 9781894037501
The Black History of the White House Official histories of the United States have ignored the fact that 25 percent of all US presidents were slaveholders, and that black people were held in bondage in the White House itself. And while the nation was born under the banner of “freedom and justice for all,” many colonists risked rebelling against England in order to protect their lucrative slave business. These historical facts, commonly excluded from schoolbooks, have profoundly shaped the course of race relations in the United States. In this unprecedented work, Clarence Lusane presents a comprehensive history of the White House, illuminating the central role it has played in advancing, thwarting or simply ignoring efforts to achieve equal rights for all.
$19.95 • pb • City Lights 9780872865327
Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ‘79–’83
$29.99 • pb • Bazillion Points 9780979616389
Touch and Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan, in 1979. Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late 70s, TV and DS set out to chronicle, lambaste, ridicule, and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the music communities in the US and abroad. Recommended!
“Race War”: Black American GIs in Bristol and Gloucestershire During World War II
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Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice Now in a revised and expanded third edition! This book explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism. This new, updated edition includes exercises, questions, and suggestions to engage, challenge assumptions, and motivate the reader towards social action.
$19.95 • pb • New Society 9780865716889
From Phoenix Press! It’s the late 1970s in Britain, and racism, especially in the form of the National Front, is getting worse—much worse! AntiFascist is a personal account of the time, written from a strictly working class perspective. It tells of the street fighting that took place to defeat the racists. “This book is unlikely to appeal to pacifists,” we’re warned!
$16.95 • pb • Phoenix 9780948984358
America’s entry into WWII immediately served to highlight the issue of race relations and the contradictions between America’s declared position as a defender of “freedom” and “democracy,” and what was actually practiced. Prior to the D-Day landings, there were just under 1.6 million American forces personnel located in various parts of the UK. The pubs in Bristol were segregated with some serving whites only, others, generally poorer ones, blacks only. Even fish and chip shops operated on racial lines. Find out about the unrest that happened in Gloucestershire and Bristol when a segregated army made camp there.
AGUILAR, Raquel Gutierrz
Fair Game: A Strategy Guide for Racial Justice Communications in the Obama Era A workbook-style guide from the good folks at The Praxis Project, designed to help racial justice advocates navigate new political waters. Through case studies, planning tools, and the latest research, Fair Game invites readers to explore proven strategies that offer promise for future success and to consider what we must do over the long term to regain lost ground. First introduced at the USSF in Detroit in 2010, Fair Game is now available, in a new edition, to the general public!
$20.00 • pb • Praxis Project 9780615376257
Los Ritmos del Pachakuti: Levantamiento y Movilizacion en Bolivia (2000–2005) Los ritmos del Pachakuti es una apuesta por comprender y visibilizar desde puntos diversos de la geografía latinoamericana, las posibilidades existentes y latentes de resistencia y transformació n que las clases trabajadoras, indígenas y populares de Bolivia han echado a andar en esta última década. La mirada cuidadosa y comprometida de la Bolivia de abajo que Raquel Gutiérrez propone en este texto, parte de la construcción de una estrategia teórica que ayuda a comprender el despliegue de las capacidades de insubordinació n y rebeldía de los pueblos, y particularmente del boliviano. Con este modo de comprensión se piensa a la lucha desde sus posibilidades y contradicciones, mismas que habitan en la compleja trama de explotación, destrucción, dominación y violencia de la vida en el capitalismo.
$24.00 • pb • Bajo Tierra 97860700114798
Aboriginal, Northern, and Community Economic Development: Papers and Retrospectives John Loxley has worked in community economic development as a practitioner, advisor, teacher, and scholar for over thirty years. The wealth of that experience is reflected in this book, which grapples with the conceptual and political complexities of addressing northern and
$21.95 • pb • Arbeiter Ring 9781894037464
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San Juan Copala: dominacion política y resistencia popular La región triqui baja, ubicada en el entronque de la Mixteca alta y la baja en el poniente del estado de Oaxaca, es un área de valles, laderas y quebradas. Rodeada de bosques, regada por ríos y riachuelos, con abundantes lluvias buena parte del año, sus tierras son fértiles, y los colores verdes predominant. Además del café, que parecía hasta hace veinte años el cuerno de la abundancia. Sin embargo, en los últimos años la mayoría de las tierras han quedado sin sembrar. Sólo algunas mujeres salen esporádicamente a cuidar la milpa. Los varones que residen en su comunidad evitan alejarse de su casa para no ser víctimas de alguna bala perdida. La mayoría de los hombres—y muchas mujeres— han tenido que emigrar al noroeste del país, y cada vez más hacia Estados Unidos, para poder enviar remesas y mantener a sus familias.
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El precio del fuego: Las luchas por los recursos naturales y los movimientos sociales en Bolivia En los ultimos años han surgido nuevos movimientos sociales en Bolivia por el “precio del fuego”, por el acceso a elementos basicos para la superviviencia, como el agua, el gas, la tierra, la coca, el empleo y otros recursos. Desde los principios de la colonización española hasta las politicas mas recientes y desafios de la administración de Evo Morales, El precio del fuego ofrece un relato apasionante sobre los enfrentamientos entre poderes corporativos y populares en Bolivia, dandoles un contexto regional, cultural e historico.
$18.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608460694
Pensar Las Autonomias Pensar las autonomías reúne los trabajos de John Holloway, Ana Esther Ceceña, Raúl Zibechi, Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, Gilberto López y Rivas, Massimo Modonesi, Claudio Albertani, Benjamin Arditi, Ezequiel Adamovsky, Francisco López Bárcenas, Gustavo Esteva, Hernán Ouviña, Mabel Thwaites y Sergio Tischler. Pensar las autonomías sin duda es una coleccion de herramientas criticas para poder impensar, repensar y pensar un mundo otro, ese que decimos es posible.
$23.95 • pb • Bajo Tierra No ISBN
Autonomias y Emancipaciones: America Latina en Movimiento Autonomías y Emancipaciones es un nuevo mapa de nuestra América, es el mapa de “los de abajo,” el cual nos ayuda a observar las fronteras políticas entre autonomía y hegemonía, entre las formas verticales y tradicionales de hacer política del Estado y las formas horizontales que van generando los movimientos sociales a lo largo y ancho de este continente donde—dice el autor— ”existe un potencial de lucha que recién estamos comenzando a descifrar.”
$24.95 • pb • Bajo Tierra 9786070003646
Cambiar el Mundo Sin Tomar El Poder Para Bajo Tierra ediciones, editar Cambiar el mundo sin tomar el poder en México, significa una apuesta por reflexionar sobre una serie de temas que este libro propone en resonancia con síntomas y expresiones que desde la lucha se están gestando desde hace por lo menos 15 años para pensar y construir el cambio social. Cambiar el mundo sin tomar el poder es un texto critico que proporciona múltiples herramientas en la teorización del poder que resultan útiles para la lucha hoy. Ante la actual crisis que el mundo vivo -humano y no humano- enfrenta y ante lo que algunos llaman crisis civilizatoria, es urgente luchar, desobedecer, desarticular las relaciones de dominación y también fortalecer, cuidar, las capacidades sociales que pueden habilitar transformaciones profundas.
HOLLOWAY, John; MATAMOROS, Fernando; & TISCHLER, Sergio (eds)
$20.00 • pb • Bajo Tierra 9786070030765
Imarginacion: La poetica del hip hop como desmesura de lo politico Twenty-five poemas y un ensayo integran esta primera publicación del joven rapero mexicano “Bocafloja” quien desde el hip hop se ha convertido en una de las propuestas musicales alternativas y underground más importantes en México. De manera cruda, ruda y política Bocafloja desarrolla su palabra rebelde y crítica que por primera vez se hace de manera escrita y no con el acompañamiento de beats y micrófonos. Imarginación es otro vehículo de resistencia estética-política-poética a la dominación biopolítica. Es otra forma de vínculo entre arte y política.
$12.00 • pb • Bajo Tierra 9786070003639
Contrainsurgencia y Miseria: Las Politcas de Combate a la Pobreza en America Latina No importa tanto que sistema sea el que pueda surgir de la multiplicidad de practicas no capitalistas existentes hoy en el mundo. Las clases dominates perciben/ saben que alli anidan peligros que deen atajar, por una elemental cuestion de sobrevivencia. Ese peligro consiste en las formas de vida heterogeneas que practican los movimientos en sus territorios autogestionados. Pero los de arriba han aprendido mucho mas. Saben que las practicas alternativas surgen en los argenes y en la pobreza. Por eso focalizan alli toda una bateria de medidas para controlarlas y extirparlas, como los conquistadores hace cinco siglos extirpaban las “idolatrias” de los indios.
$16.00 • pb • Bajo Tierra No ISBN
“¡Nos Quitan Nuestros Trabajos!”: y 20 mitos más sobre la inmigración Aviva Chomsky desmantela veinte de las suposiciones y creencias más comunes subyacentes en afirmaciones como “no estoy contra la inmigración, sino contra la inmigración ilegal.” A la vez desafia la desinformación utilizando una prosa clara y directa. Mientras politicos y expertos enardecen los resentimientos contra los inmigrantes a fin de justificar su marginalización, la idea de que los no-ciudadanos también son creados iguales prácticamente está ausente de la esfera pública. Envolvente y original, este libro exponse las falacias y premisas sobre las cuales se sustenta el discurso anti-inmigrante.
$18.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608461011
Pensar a Contrapelo: Movimientos Sociales y Reflexion Critica
$16.00 • pb • Bajo Tierra 9786070021060
Para jóvenes en resistencia alternativa es un gusto poder editar una compilación de artículos aparecidos en la sección de Teoría Crítica de la revista Bajo el Volcán, la cual ha llegado a su décimo aniversario. Dicha sección se ha caracterizado por proponer una serie de claves críticas para la comprensión de las contradicciones de la realidad como parte de la lucha por cambiar el mundo. Los ocho textos reunidos en esta compilación comparten una mirada sobre el mundo y nuestra posición en él. A diferencia de la relación de exterioridad y neutralidad que la posición dominante de la academia ofrece, Holloway, Tischler, Matamoros, Stavrides, Bonefeld, Stoetzler, Stubbe y Bonnet proponen un punto de partida que asume que no hay conocimiento ni teoría desinteresada y, sobre todo, que decide pensar a contrapelo y situarse al interior del antagonismo y la contradicción.
Dispersar el Poder: Los Movimientos Como Poderes Antiestatales Una de las particularidades de las sociedades latinoamericanas es que la “producción de espacio” no es un privilegio de las clases dominantes sino asimismo una de las cotidianas práticas sociales de los oprimidos en su resistencia frente a los de arriba. Si hasta
$20.00 • pb • Cuadernos de la Resistencia 9709484311947
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hace algunas décadas los de abajo producían espacio de modo casi exclusivo al llegar desde las áreas rurales para asentarse en los cinturones de las grandes ciudades, con la irrupción del neoliberalismo esa creacón se ha diversificado.
GUATTARI, Félix & NEGRI, Antonio
New Lines of Alliance, New Spaces of Liberty “The project: to rescue ‘communism’ from its own disrepute. Once invoked as the liberation of work through mankind’s collective creation, communism has instead stifled humanity. We who see in communism the liberation of both collective and individual possibilities must reverse that regimentation of thought and desire which terminates the individual.” Thus begins the extraordinary collaboration between Félix Guattari and Antonio Negri, written at dawn of the 1980s, in the wake of the crushing of the autonomous movements of the previous decade. This newly expanded edition includes previously untranslated materials and a new introduction by Matteo Mandarini.
$18.00 • pb • Minor Compositions 9781570272240
our condition and the possibility of emancipatory social action beyond the highest point reached to date. Building on the indicatory flashes of conceptual lightning in the Grundrisse and other works of Karl Marx, Mészáros sets out the relations of structure and agency, individual and society, base and superstructure, nature and history, in a dialectical totality open to the future
The Agony of Power
$12.95 • pb • Semiotext(e) 9781584350927
In these previously unpublished manuscripts written just before his death in 2007, Jean Baudrillard takes a last crack at the bewildering situation currently facing us as we exit the system of “domination” (based on alienation, revolt, revolution) and enter a world of generalized “hegemony” in which everyone becomes both hostage and accomplice of the global market. But in the free-form market of political and sexual liberation, as the possibility of revolution (and our understanding of it) dissipates, Baudrillard sees the hegemonic process as only beginning.
Bolo’Bolo: 30th Anniversary Edition ”Bolo’Bolo is a book about an anarchist utopia, the name of the utopia itself and the plural of that utopia’s organizational unit— the bolo… Bolo`Bolo is also a plan for a transformation from our current state, the planetary work-machine, to another social organization mode based on local organization and a microclimate of cultures that form the unit of social cohesion.”
SARDAR, Ziauddin & VAN LOON, Borin
$11.95 • pb • Autonomedia/Ardent 9781570272417
Where Art Belongs Part of Semiotext(e)’s Intervention series! Chronicling the sometimes doomed but persistently heroic efforts of small groups of artists to reclaim public space and time, Where Art Belongs describes the trend towards collectivity manifested in the visual art world during the past decade, and the small forms of resistance to digital disembodiment and the hegemony of the entertainment/media/culture industry. For all its faults, Kraus argues, the art world remains the last frontier for the desire to live differently.
$12.95 • pb • Semiotext(e) 9781584350989
ID: Ideology of Design Although dealing with broader theoretical approaches, this anthology focuses on the former Yugoslavia, which tried to define the role of design in a (non)market socialist economy. Developing progressive, yet critical and contradictory positions, design was simultaneously presented as a symbol of postwar reconstruction of a country under the wing of industrialization and the liberation of man from material privation. But as decades went by, it increasingly played a main role in building a socialist market society. Co-published with Kuda. org. All texts in both English and Serbian.
$23.95 • hb • Autonomedia 9781570272097
Introducing Cultural Studies: A Graphic Guide Cultural studies is a discipline that claims not to be a discipline—a radical critical approach for understanding racial, national, social and gender identities. Introducing Cultural Studies provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complex subject, examining the ideas of its leading exponents and providing a flavor of its use around the world. Covering the ground from Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer theory, technoculture and the media to globalization, it serves as an insightful guide to the essential concepts of this fascinating area of study.
$9.95 • pb • Totem Books 9781848311817
The Politics of Combined and Uneven Development: The Theory of Permanent Revolution Löwy’s book is the first attempt to analyze, in a systematic way, how the theories of uneven and combined development, and of the permanent revolution—inseparably linked— emerged in the writings of thinkers such as Marx and Trotsky. Such radical reflections permit us to understand modern economic development across continents as a process of ferocious change, in which “advanced” and “backward” elements fuse, come into tension, and collide— and how the resulting ruptures make it possible for the oppressed and exploited to change the world.
$15.00 • pb • Haymarket 9781608460687
Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord & the Practice of Radical Philosophy
$18.00 • pb • Minor Compositions 9781570272288
This is Not a Program This Is Not a Program offers two texts, both originally published in French. In “This Is Not a Program,” Tiqqun outlines a new path for resistance and struggle in the age of Empire. “As a Science of Apparatuses” examines the way Empire has enforced on the subject a veritable metaphysics of isolation and pacification, “apparatuses” that include chairs, desks, computers; surveillance (security guards, cameras); disease (depression); crutch (cell phone, lover, sedative); and authority. Tiqqun’s critique of the biopolitical subject and omnipresent Empire is all the more urgent as we become inured to the permanent state of exception that is the War on Terror and to other, no less intimate forms of pacification.
$13.95 • pb • Semiotext(e) 9781584350972
Despite recent crises in the financial system, uprisings in Greece, France, Tunisia, and Bolivia, the Occupy movement, worldwide decline of faith in neoliberal trade policies, deepening ecological catastrophes, and global deficits of realized democracy, we still live in an era of “spectacular capitalism.” But what is “spectacular capitalism?” It is the dominant mythology of capitalism that disguises its internal logic and denies the macroeconomic reality of the actually existing capitalist world. Taking on this elusive mythology, and those who too easily accept it, Richard Gilman-Opalsky exposes the manipulative and self-serving narrative of spectacular capitalism.
Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, Volume II: The Dialectic of Structure and History
$29.95 • pb • Monthly Review 9781583672358
In this new book, Mészáros brings the comprehension of
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MOSKOWITZ, Isa Chandra
Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast & Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes Typically, we don’t pick up diet cookbooks—we think you look great just as you are—but there was quite a demand for this one, so here it is! We still think you look good. In Appetite for Reduction, bestselling author and vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz has created 125 delectable, nutritionally-balanced recipes for the foods you crave—lasagna, tacos, barbecue, curries, stews, and much more—and it’s all: only 200 to 400 calories per serving, plant-based and packed with nutrients, low in saturated fat and sugar; high in fiber, drop-dead delicious. You’ll also find lots of gluten-free and soy-free options, and best of all, dinner can be on the table in less than thirty minutes. So ditch those diet shakes. Skip that lemonade cleanse. And fight for your right to eat something satisfying!
$19.95 • pb • DaCapo 9781600940491
So Raw It’s Downright Filthy: A Raw Vegan Cookbook by Joshua Ploeg A wonderful follow-up to his third cookbook, In Search of the Lost Taste, this brand-new zine is Joshua’s take on raw food and it is long awaited. Includes tips on all-things raw, raw-related articles, and great recipes like Garlic-Sunflower Pate, Cashew Sour Cream, Melon Gazpacho, and Gumbo! The raw diet does not have to mean a pile of wilted lettuce with lime squeezed over it or a handful of stinkin’ peanuts (mmm!)! The raw diet can be a party! Yes, that is a toilet on the cover.
$4.00 • pam • Microcosm 9781934620823
The Hot Knives Vegetarian Cookbook: Salad Daze
$25.00 • hb • Mark Batty 9781935613336
Hot Knives Alex Brown and Evan George dish up condiments, sauces, and meals with swagger and the knife skills to match. Paired with beer selections and soundtracks, these recipes rely on hearty tubers, root vegetables, and bushels of other ingredients readily available during the winter months. Imagine a rice bowl that echoes Primal Scream’s decadent psychedelia; mushrooms with the musty umami of early Rolling Stones; squash ice cream as sweet and tangy as Os Mutantes. The Hot Knives Vegetarian Cookbook celebrates virtuous veggies in the name of health, sustainability, and, most importantly, over-the-top flavors and good times. Beautiful, full cover photos throughout and a hilarious back cover photo!
Speed Vegan: Quick, Easy Recipes with a Gourmet Twist Chef extraordinaire Alan Roettinger pairs his skill at creating delicious gourmet fare with the use of a wide array of plant-based ingredients to create easy recipes with clean, simple flavors. With an engaging, personal style, Chef Alan dishes out pointers on what to have on hand and how to employ his special shortcuts to get great results. These dishes are a cut above the standard quick-to-make vegan dish and will delight non-vegans as well.
$19.95 • pb • Book Publishing Co. 9781570672446
Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health Citing scientific literature, Whitewash builds an unassailable case that not only is milk unnecessary for human health, its inclusion in the diet may increase the risk of serious diseases including prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers; osteoporosis; diabetes; vascular disease; Crohn’s disease. Many of America’s dairy herds contain sick and immunocompromised animals whose tainted milk regularly makes it to market. Cow’s milk is also a sink for environmental contaminants and has been found to contain traces of pesticides, dioxins, PCBs, and rocket fuel. Whitewash offers a completely fresh, candid, and comprehensively documented look behind dairy’s deceptively green pastures and gives readers a hopeful picture of life after milk.
LANDAU, Rich & JACOBY, Kate
$19.95 • pb • New Society 9780865716766
The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour Terrified of tempeh? Beleaguered by broccoli? Or know someone who is? Author Kim O’Donnel was before she sat down to develop a weekly recipe with no meat. She offers here a selection of her “you won’t miss the meat recipes,” which are hearty, satisfying, and delicious. Rather than a fake meat smorgasbord, which vegans among us might hope this book was, it’s more a selection of good recipes that 1) could convince people they can live without meat in every meal, 2) would fill anyone’s need for a good vegetarian cookbook. Recipes include chilis, lasagnas, risottos, dal, shepherds pie, hoagies, stuffed veg. Looks good!
$18.95 • pb • Da Capo 9780738214016
Return of the Cake Scoffer: Cheap ‘n’ Easy Vegan Cooking “The essential antidote to health foods for vegans, trainee vegans, relatives of vegans, kitchen scientists, students, frustrated bingers and sugar addicts, people with allergies and curious cooks wanting to know how vegans ‘do it’ without eggs and cow extracts.”
$4.00 • pam • Active Distribution No ISBN
Ani’s Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes Ani Phyo goes back to her roots for the first ever Asian raw food cookbook. Along with recipes from Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, and Hawaii and background information on traditional dishes, Ani’s Raw Food Asia also offers essential tips on green living, well-being, longevity, fitness, beauty (there are Ani glamor shots within—I kid you not!), and entertaining as inspired by a healthy Asian lifestyle. Recipes include: Mixed Vegetable Skewers with Almond-Butter Sauce, Creamed Curry Saag, Vegetable Tempura with Orange Lemongrass Dipping Sauce, Marinated Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings, Corn Fritters with a Hot and Sour Cucumber Dipping Sauce, Dosas, Moo Shoo Vegetables, and more.
$22.50 • pb • Da Capo 9780738214573
Horizons: New Vegan Cuisine
Horizons is Philadelphia’s signature vegan restaurant. And it’s not just for vegetarians; the New York Times called it “one of the city’s best new restaurants.” In Horizons: New Vegan Cuisine, Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby offer over eighty recipes and inspiring food stories that are sure to build your culinary repertoire with restaurant-quality results from the new generation of vegan cooking. This full-color, glossy-paper cookbook contains over fifty photos and recipes for soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts, as well as a “Getting Started” section for those new to vegan food preparation.
$21.95 • pb • Book Publishing Co. 9780615161266
Vegan Baking Classics: Delicious, Easy-to-Make Traditional Favorites Whether you are new to the world of vegan baking or are an old pro, this book will be invaluable. These reliable recipes use highquality ingredients that are widely available and affordable. You’ll find delicious vegan versions of all the trad favorites (brownies, muffins, breads, bars, cookies, cupcakes), many with mouthwatering photos!
$17.95 • pb • Surrey Books 9781572841123
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Veganize This!: From Surf and Turf to Ice Cream Pie, 200 Animal-Free Recipes for People Who Love to Eat Craving something down-home and comforting? How about a quick snack or a melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter dream pie? Get ready to be satisfied. In Veganize This!, Jenn Shagrin cooks up everything from delectable surf ‘n’ turf entrées to fresh pasta, easy-to-make pizza, and Cheesy Vegan Corn Chips—all free of animal products. It’s time to turn the delicious dishes from your butter- and beeffilled past into tasty animal-free creations. Among the recipes: Twinkies™, crab cakes, chicken-fried tofu steaks, french toast, burgers, the list goes on…
$19.00 • pb • De Capo 9780738214023
Caputo and a generally fun vibe and feel! Includes healing cuts and scrapes, burns, rashes, sunburns, building a first aid kit, gut problems, aches & pains, bugs, bruises, bleeding, parasites, and a list of further reading resources!
Nontoxic Housecleaning From the Zine Archive and Publishing Project’s series of DIY Academy workshops, we present to you: how to clean your house while avoiding gross and dangerous chemicals! You get: a lesson about the value of DIY cleaning, basic ingredients, some sample cleaners, and various cleaners for various surfaces. What more could you ask for?
$3.00 • zine/journal • Microcosm 9781934620151
teenagers, and how to best color co-ordinate an outfit that includes a Black Flag T-shirt and a baby stroller. Plus: “when you realize the freedom,” an illustrated essay by Anne Elizabeth Moore. “Burian is one of our generation’s great storytellers, a wily and insightful observer of the human condition,” says Davy Rothbart of Found magazine, and this zine is “the best one yet,” says Al. Who are we to argue?
Nine Gallons #2 It’s issue two of Susie Cagle’s celebrated Food Not Bombs comic zine, Nine Gallons! This time around Susie addresses issues of volunteer burn-out, misguided agendas, and activist infighting. Hers is the story of San Francisco Food Not Bombs (specifically, for this issue, the underdoggy Civic Center lunch.) Over the course of thirty-two packed pages we get Susie dealing with her roommate just not gettin’ it, fellow activists offering critiques but not solutions, and working hard with little help. But it’s also fun—and funny—and Susie gives both a conversational insider look and a brief biographical sketch of the (non)organization. Susie Cagle lives in Oakland!
$5.00 • pam • Microcosm 9781934620878
Dream Whip, Issues 1–10 Spanning 1994 to 1999, this 352-page pocketsize anthology collects issues 1 through 10 of the long-running Dream Whip zine. Inside, Bill Brown hits the road and finds adventure far and wide. Each page is lovingly handwritten or typed and illustrations and photographs abound. It’s tornadoes and pet cemeteries, Alaskan highways and the lonely ruins of government missile sites. Bill Brown’s America is seen with the big, dreaming heart of a romantic, everything recorded in sweet, smart, funny, beautifully-simple prose.
$12.00 • pb • Microcosm 9781934620953
Sweet Utopia: Simply Stunning Vegan Desserts Over 130 recipes for decadent cakes, scrumptious cookies, creamy cheesecakes and pies, velvety mousses, puddings, and other luscious treats are accompanied by mouthwatering photographs that provide inspiration and are a feast for the eyes. These desserts capture the same delicious flavors and textures of traditional favorites. Recipes include Midnight Cake with Chocolate Frosting, Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, Coconut Tiramisu, Mixed Berry Cheesecake, Gingerbread Guys, Chocolate Mousse, Lemon Berry Tart, Fudgy Chip Cookies, Cappuccino Custard, Pudding Parfaits, and Threelayer Cheesecake Bars.
WOLFSON, David J.
$19.95 • pb • Book Publishing Co. 9781570672330
Add Toner: A Cometbus Collection Add Toner brings together classic, out of print issues of Cometbus magazine, including “Lanky” (a novella), “Back to the Land” (an oral history of the children of hippie homesteaders) plus sixty other interviews and short stories. The text is lovingly handwritten, interspersed with bold graphics and illustrations. Includes never-before-published material. Cometbus has been variously hailed as “a classic in the subterranean world” (Time), “the best loved zine ever” (by the San Francisco Bay Guardian), and “disappointing” and “a waste of paper.” Those who love it, love it a lot! Pick one up!
$12.00 • pb • Last Gasp 9780867197532
Everything Dies #7 One of the best and most promising new comic artists out there today, Box Brown writes and draws the Everything Dies zine series as a hard (and oft times hilarious) look into the religious myths of our world. Issue seven (the first we’ve had at AK) is a comic retelling of the pan-cultural “flood myth.” Here we see Sumerian wind god Enlil (a total badass jerk a la an evil prowrestler) setting out to destroy the newly-created people of the Earth. The “Noah” of this polytheistic ark story is King Ziasudra, and his trajectory and fate are much different than the Christian Biblical version. Beautifully drawn and deep-packed with “the things that make you go hmm,” Everything Dies will keep you reassessing who we are and what we’ve built our shared narrative from.
$5.00 • zine/journal • Microcosm 9780978866532
The McLibel Case and Animal Rights A detailed discussion of Dave Morris and Helen Steel’s “McLibel” case (longest in the history of the English court system), in relation to the rights of animals, cruel common farming practices, its unique legal context, and the impact of the holding on animal law in general. In addition, this essay, written by David J. Wolfson in 1999, also exposes and explores the contradiction by which standard farming practice can be found to be cruel while legal pursuant to an anti-cruelty statute.
$4.00 • pam • Active Distribution No ISBN
The Encyclopedia of Doris Cindy Crabb has been writing her influential, autobiographical, feminist zine, Doris, since the early ’90s. This new collection offers stories, essays, and interviews from 2001–2011, and it collects issues #19–28 as well as some never before published writings. It looks great. If you’ve read Doris before then you know what’s in store. If you haven’t, then I’ll say that Cindy has a great writing “voice” that makes you want to keep turning the page.
$18.00 • pb • Doris Press 9780983125518
Burn Collector #15 The expatriated Al Burian reflects on a year spent living in Berlin, Germany. His wildly freerange topics include: freedom, happiness, animal liberty, Aristotle, modern dentistry, riots as rituals, uncomfortable proximity to drunken
$3.00 • zine/journal • Microcosm 9781934620946
Herbal First Aid
$3.00 • pam • Microcosm 9781934620564
From the author of, your favorite and mine, Make Your Place comes a guide to using plants in your environment for their medicinal properties! Cute illustrations from Giovanni
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Zinester’s Guide to NYC: The Last Wholly Analog Guide to NYC A top-to-bottom, on-the-cheap, warts-and-all exploration of the city that never sleeps. Whether you’re looking for scam-able coffee or a place to grab a Japanese breakfast, art supplies, volunteer opportunities, or a four-story Korean bathhouse, the ZG2NYC has it all.
$9.99 • pb • Microcosm 9781934620465
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This issues features articles about special needs children, traditional Japanese grandparents, queer male allies, and an interview with Brian Heagney—the author, illustrator, and publisher of the kid’s book, The ABCs of Anarchism. Some of this issue is learning lessons from your children—or even them teaching you lessons— and as always, Rad Dad is a forum and a source of hope that parents and children can one day be welcomed in radical spaces. This is important reading—vital stuff for parents and nonparents alike.
MOORE, Anne Elizabeth
$3.00 • zine/journal • Microcosm 9781934620243
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Cambodian Grrrl: SelfPublishing in Phnom Penh In Cambodian Grrrl: SelfPublishing in Phnom Penh, writer and independent publisher Anne Elizabeth Moore brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge. Following the publication of her critically acclaimed book Unmarketable, Moore disembarked to Southeast Asia hoping to teach young women how to make zines. What she learned instead were brutal truths about women’s rights, the politics of corruption, the failures of democracy, the mechanism of globalization, and a profound emotional connection that can only be called love.
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Xerography Debt #29 Reviewers this issue include Anne Thalheimer, D. Blake Wert, Davida Gypsy Breier, Eric Lyden,Fred Argoff, Gavin J. Grant, Joe Biel, Julie Dorn, Kris Mininger, Liz Mason, Maynard Welstand, and Stuart Stratu. And on top of the scores of new zines reviewed in this issue, we are treated to excellent editorials from Dread Sockett and our trusty editor, Davida Gypsy Breier, addressing community issues in zine making as well as “Defining ourselves to death.”
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Thanks for ordering!! Here’s some information we’ve compiled to make this as smooth and unsurprising as possible. Of course, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. It is vital that you put your name and address on each order. We don’t care what name you use when you order (and appreciate the nom du plume!), but it would make our lives easier if you either use the same name on each order or note previously used names. Most orders go out in 2–3 days, but occasional delays of up to a week occur. There are also occasions when delays occur due to titles being out of stock. Your patience is appreciated.
We prefer that you use the order form on the opposite page. Please cut it out or copy it. If you run out of space, complete your order on a piece of paper, and attach it to the order form. On the order form, please list the title, author, price, and shipping costs (see below) and the total. Friends of AK Press (see Page 1) deduct 20% of your pre-shipping total. California residents add 8.75% sales tax to the post-shipping total, Maryland residents add 6%. Those with web access can order from our secure web site (we’ll do the math!) using a credit card, or alternatively, can print a copy of the order from the site and mail it in with payment. Customers ordering by fax, email, or phone may only pay by credit card. If you send a payment by mail, please list alternatives (if you are easy in that regard), as titles you choose may be temporarily unavailable. If alternatives are not listed, we will credit your account and will send the books as soon as we have them back in stock. If you haven’t received your books and would like to use the credit for a different title or titles, just let us know! ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO RETURNS ON MERCHANDISE ORDERED BY MAIL OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
All orders by mail must be accompanied with the appropriate payment. Payments can be made by check or money order (in US funds only), made out to “AK PRESS,” or by credit card. We take Visa and Mastercard by mail, fax, e-mail, phone (weekdays, 9:30 to 6), and on our web site. For those ordering by credit card, we require your credit card number, expiration date, name as it appears on the card, shipping address, as well as (and this is very important) your accurate billing address (if it’s different from your shipping). We will also accept payment in cash, but this is sent at your own risk. INTERNATIONAL ORDERING—PLEASE NOTE: Overseas customers are advised to pay by money order in US funds, or by credit card. For checks drawn in currencies other than US dollars, an additional charge will be added to cover our bank’s extortionate charges. If this is your only method of payment, get in touch and we’ll tell you how much you must add to your check to cover these charges. PRISONERS PLEASE NOTE: Please be aware that different prisons have different regulations about what items you can order. You are responsible to know those regulations and order accordingly. If items you order are rejected by the prison and returned to us, we will issue a credit memo for your purchase. However, if the prison does not return the order, we cannot issue a credit. Unfortunately, you order at your own risk. While we cannot afford to send free books to prisoners, we do offer a 30% discount on all items shipped directly to prisoners (ordered by you or your people outside). For free books, contact the Prisoners Literature Project c/o Bound Together, 1369 Haight Street, San Francisco CA 94117.
POSTAGE & HANDLING US:
USPS Bookpost: takes 2–4 weeks, $4.00 first item + $1.00 each additional USPS Priority Mail: generally takes 3 days, $7.00 first item + $1.50 each additional
UPS Ground (no PR, HI, AK, no PO Boxes or prisons): takes 1–2 weeks, $12.00 first item +$2.00 each additional
International Priority: takes 7–10 days, $11.00 first item +$3.50 each additional
Rest of the World:
International Priority: takes 7–10 days, $14.00 first item +$3.50 each additional IMPORTANT NOTE ON SHIPPING: The times listed above are estimates of the time a package will take to get to you after we ship it. Most orders are shipped out 2–3 days after they arrive at AK; therefore, depending on the shipping you choose, please allow 2–4 weeks for a package to reach you. We do what we can to ship as quickly as possible. Please call or email for prices on Next Day Air, Registered, and other forms of special delivery, as well as international UPS and other international shipping prices.
Desk copies of certain AK Press titles are available to academics for consideration as course texts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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TrADE OrDEr INFOrmATION
You may place orders by: Phone: (510) 208-1708, Fax: (510) 208-1701, or e-mail: email@example.com. We are available to take orders 9:30–6:00 EST, Monday–Friday, but (like everyone else) we have e-mail, an answering machine and fax that work 24/7. Please list title, author, and retail price when ordering (ISBN not necessary unless you want to be positive you get a certain edition). Please specify your shipping instructions, purchase order number if needed, full billing and shipping addresses, and telephone number.
DISCOUNT SCHEDULE TO TRADE
1–4 assorted titles 20% 5–99 1–4 copies 42% 30% (always include shipping costs)
Prepaid/STOP orders: Libraries:
Wholesale, specialty, and other businesses: Please write or call us for more information. Terms available upon approval. After credit is extended: 30 days net; please pay from invoice. Trade accounts please contact us about setting up a prepaid account for a better discount.
New trade customers must pre-pay their first order. Upon receipt of a credit application and references, credit will usually be extended. Credit terms are 30 days, with initial credit equal to the amount of the first order.
Within the US, we ship by UPS unless instructed otherwise. Please supply street address when ordering. For rush orders, specify date needed and method of shipment preferred.
Unavailable titles are all backordered with a 90 day cancellation date, unless you indicate otherwise. Please let us know if you would like backorders shipped as the books are received or consolidated with other backorders, or if you’d prefer they were sent with your next order.
No authorization is necessary for returns made up to one year from original invoice date. Returns older than one year must have written permission, which will be granted at our discretion (typically based on whether or not we still carry the item). All returns must be in saleable condition. Stickered, ink-priced, shop-worn, or otherwise damaged and un-resaleable books will NOT be credited. Returns damaged en route will not be credited—PLEASE PACK CAREFULLY (they shouldn’t shift around in the box). You have the option of having these unacceptable returned books returned to you. They’re still yours! Books are fully credited with invoice information, and only 50% without. It is in your interest to dig up the invoice number and pack the books carefully. Credit is applied to future purchases or current balance , and must be used within one year. We do not give cash refunds. Please ensure that the books you want to return were supplied by us. The shipping address for all returns is:
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In case of damage or other fulfillment error, we accept immediate returns. Claims for shortages or mis-shipments must be made within 30 days of invoice date. Please provide invoice details on all claims. Credit will be issued, or damaged items replaced, immediately upon notification. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510)208-1700.
Magazines/periodicals/journals are all available at a discount of 30%. Standing orders are available on ALL titles listed. Front cover returns are required on all titles and are accepted for up to one year. Please check with us for periodicity of each title.
Payment should be made by credit card or by a check or money order US funds. Any charges for foreign checks will be billed back to you. Unless you specify preferred method, all shipments are sent by cheapest available. Please specify!
DISTRIBUTION OF AK PRESS TITLES
Apart from us directly (wholesale terms available), AK-published titles are available from: Consortium, Last Gasp, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Microcosm, Jura Books, and a variety of other hard working stores and infoshops. We encourage you to get books locally and conveniently.
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TRADE CUSTOMERS: Disregard sales tax (but include resale license number with order). Only list street address, as UPS does not ship to PO boxes. Shipping will be calculated by weight and not item count. Friends of AK discount not applicable to trade orders. And lastly, please note whether you will accept backorders or if you plan to reorder out-of-stock items (check backorder info on page 60).
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