The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency by Jeff ConantPart literary criticism, part media analysis, and part marketing handbook, A Poetics of Resistance provides a refreshingly new take on the Zapatistas.
Today, over seven million people live under the control of U.S. jail, prison, probation, or parole systems—the vast majority of them people of color and young people. Between 2000 and 2007, Congress added 454 new offences to the Federal criminal code. Policing at all levels is increasingly militarized and demands more and more resources.
Aimed at the curious and, as yet, unconverted, and covering topics from "Why do anarchists oppose State Socialism?" to "What would an anarchist society look like?" the two-volume An Anarchist FAQ stands as the go-to reference for what anarchists believe, what they want, and how they intend to go about it.
This is a tome rather than a book! It is a huge compendium of questions and answers about Anarchism. When someone asks you one of those annoying "but what will happen if there's no police" questions you can either lend them this to find "the" answer or you can beat them senseless with it!
A magnificent, revelatory history of a city of slums and a proletariat of hope. The best book that I've read in the last decade."―Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz, Planet of Slums, and Buda's Wagon
"Diana Block's Arm the Spirit is a stunning piece of work with pitch-perfect voice and strong writing. She gives voice to many of us who took up the vocation of revolution and who have remained true to the vision of a radically transformed world."
Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility is a collection of some of Ward's most enduring works from the fields of politics, educational theory, social theory, and beyond. A massive project, begun several years before his death, it fills the need for a thorough and succinct introduction to Ward's multi-faceted body of work.
Beggars Of Life is easily the greatest of hobo autobiographies. First published in 1924, it holds up remarkably well because Jim Tully was one of the founders of the spare, gritty, unsentimental style that became known as 'hardboiled' (of which Dashiel Hammett was the best known practitioner).
Focusing on a variety of movements for political, social, and economic change in the US, Jules Boykoff shows the tools used by government agents to undermine the long-term viability of opposition in this country. Despite the pretense of democratic ideals, the US government has ruthlessly suppressed dissent, using hard-to-detect and rarely acknowledged...
With a title that's a modern-day mash-up of Frantz Fanon and The Clash, Black Bloc, White Riot revisits the struggles against globalization that marked the beginning of the twenty-first century and explores the connection between political violence and the white middle class.
This collection of Chomsky's 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.
Being part of an egalitarian collective can be a powerful and liberating experience. Most of us, throughout our lives, have been in groups in the broader society—whether in the workplace, school, or other organizations—in which hierarchies of authority, power, and knowledge are paramount. This book aims to help!
The third volume in his Stealworks Anthologies, this is a collection of John Yates' incendiary graphics.His depicitions, characterised by his juxtaposition of archetypical images with subversive political slogans have made their way into Newsweek, CNN and the New York Times - appearing on the shirts of protestors the world over!
Chris Carlsson is a founder and editor of the notorious underground magazine, Processed World, and the director of the historical multimedia project, Shaping San Francisco. He was awarded the Golden Wheel Award by the San Francisco Bike Coalition for founding Critical Mass in 1992.
Grassroots social movements played a major role in electing new left-leaning governments throughout Latin America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the states remain uneasy. In Dancing with Dynamite, Benjamin Dangl explores the complex ways these movements have worked with, against, and independently of national governments.
Disaster and Resistance outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In his bold comic style, Seth Tobocman chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear, but on the struggle against it. This book is a call to action.
This is the first collection in English of writing by Magon (1874-1922), a legend in Mexican and Mexican-American history. Through his newspaper, "Regeneracion", Magon boldly criticised the injustices of Mexico's military dictatorship and worked to build the popular movement that eventually overthrew it.
"Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket. Abel Paz's magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism." –Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums
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, women's emancipation, and major “blowback” on the ex-colonial power itself.
This book, rescued from obscurity by the Nabat division of AK Press, is most worthy of attention and reading. It relates the true story of Goldstein, a dedicated Socialist revolutionist and founding member of the Jewish Bund and his perilous existance in pre-war and wartime Poland including life in the hellish Warsaw Ghetto and the struggle of the...