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Making Stuff & Doing Things
Making Stuff & Doing Things
A collection of DIY Guides to Just about Everything.

Kyle Bravo has assembled his HOW2 zines into a comprehensive book along with dozens of other instructional articles that tell you how to do…just about everything.

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Topics include getting active, direct action, gardening, making a woodstove, solar box cooker, egg replacer, how to make wine, homebrewing, liberated lifestyles, squats, homeschooling, fixing a toilet, audio phone patch, how to make envelopes, shoe repair, silk screening, making rubber stamps, how to juggle, magic tricks, making puppets, how to patch your clothes, putting utensils on your keychain, how to sing, bird feeders, how to play guitar, putting out records, billboard improvement, how to fix your bike, basic car maintenance, building a bike cart, how to take pride in your body, how to sexually stimulate your partner, diy birth control, how to handle an overdose, self defense, knowing your rights, how to live a more fulfilling life, unschooling, starting a fire with friction, making glue from pine sap, making rope, wild food, natural remedies, fire logs from newspapers, rubbing alcohol campstove, composting, diy toothpaste, getting rid of fruit flies, greywater systems, composting toliets, making hanging and floating tents, saving money at the post office, making posters and stencils, packing for tours, places to dumpster dive, making a tape wallet, building a cart-bike, cleaning stamps, blockprinting, fixing a harmonica, diy flowerpots, avoiding dangerous household chemicals, preventing ear infections, how women can pee standing up, menstrual massages, and a few pieces for inspiration. I’m sure you can see by now why this is essential.

Price: £9.00
How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating The Earth From Civilization
How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating The Earth From Civilization
In this collection of interviews, Derrick Jensen discusses the destructive dominant culture with ten people who have devoted their lives to undermining it.
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Whether it is Carolyn Raffensperger and her radical approach to public health, or Thomas Berry on perceiving the sacred; be it Kathleen Dean Moore reminding us that our bodies are made of mountains, rivers, and sunlight; or Vine Deloria asserting that our dreams tell us more about the world than science ever can, the activists and philosophers interviewed in How Shall I Live My Life? each bravely present a few of the endless forms that resistance can and must take.

“Derrick Jensen is a rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived.” —Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

Price: £12.00
Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2- A DIY Zine Resource
Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2- A DIY Zine Resource
Alex Wrekk compiled this DIY guide that teaches how to make zines, understand zine culture, and make your own zine related crafts. The stuff you know, stuff you don’t know, stuff you didn’t know you knew.
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Just about everything with a focus on zines. Tips and tricks for photocopying, doing creative layouts, mail art, zine ettiquette, how to deal with distros, making paper, starting/working a distro, how to put out a record, how to make your own envelopes and stationary, binding ideas, advertising ideas, cures for writers block and tons more.

This is the second print edition

Price: £5.00
Disaster and Resistance
Disaster and Resistance
Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century
by: Seth Tobocman

“This collection is incredible and as an anti-authoritarian document of the past eight years of American domestic and foreign policies it is unparalleled.” – Last Hours
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Disaster and Resistance outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century—from post 9-11 New York City, to Israel and Palestine, to Iraq and New Orleans. Fans of Seth’s classic works, You Don’t Have to Fuck People Over to Survive, and War in the Neighborhood, will see that his punch has not softened as his new work skewers the individuals and institutions reaping havoc across the globe today. In his bold comic style, Seth chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear, but on the struggle against it. Includes an introduction by Mumia Abu-Jamal. This book is a call to action, so listen up.

Price: £9.50
Make a Zine!: When Words and Graphics Collide
Make a Zine!: When Words and Graphics Collide
by Joe Biel

Ask anyone who works for a magazine — it’s a job. Ask anyone who works on their zine — it’s a passion. And this book is a starting point for launching your own zine. A virtually endless supply of hints makes this an indespensible guide and the appendices add extensive directories of stores, libraries, reviewers, and zine distributors.
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The Ballad of Robin Hood & the Deer
The Ballad of Robin Hood & the Deer
Every land has its hero. Ours is an outlaw, rebel and thief – Robin Hood. Each era gives him its identity. Here the illustrator Clifford Harper and poet John Gallas gives us a new version of Robin Hood – hunter and hunted – the ballad verse closely echoing the drawings.
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Earth Writings
Earth Writings
Author: Graham Burnett

Collected in this volume are Graham’s articles, artwork, songs and conversations spanning 3 decades of involvement in ‘Earth Right’ activities, from animal rights protest to compost toilet building. It features material that has appeared in publications as diverse as Green Anarchist and Permaculture Magazine to Attitude Problem and The Idler, as well as his own self published (and some previously unpublished) work.


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Herein Graham provides commentary, practical advice, and his own unique and often witty personal takes on issues including guerrilla gardening, permaculture, allotmenteering, forest gardening, punk and DIY culture, LETS and community economics, veganism, ecological building and rustic furniture making and low impact living, as well as his graphic visions for a post energy-descent future… MAKE COMPOST, NOT WAR!!!

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Permaculture: A Beginners Guide
Permaculture: A Beginners Guide
Author: Graham Burnett

So what exactly is ‘Permaculture’? Whether you are aged 12 or 120, this concise yet information rich graphic guide provides the answers, and more importantly will encourage you to apply it’s ethics and principles of sustainability and working with, rather than against, nature to your land (whether it’s a windowbox or a 1000 hectare farm), your community and your life.

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The Last Of The Hippies
The Last Of The Hippies
Author: Penny Rimbbaud

The Last of the Hippies, An Hysterical Romance. By Penny Rimbaud with a new introduction by Rimbaud. First published in 1982 as part of Crass’s album Christ The Album. This text is one of the seminal “anarcho-punk” tirades against all that the Thatcher years encompassed. Now with a new self critical introduction and in a neat spined pocket book format from Active.

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The Real Cost of Prisons Comix
The Real Cost of Prisons Comix
Winner of the 2008 PASS Award (Prevention for a Safer Society) from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

One out of every hundred adults in the U.S. is in prison. This book provides a crash course in what drives mass incarceration, the human and community costs, and how to stop the numbers from going even higher. This volume collects the three comic books published by the Real Cost of Prisons Project. The stories and statistical information in each comic book is thoroughly researched and documented.


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Prison Town: Paying the Price tells the story of how the financing and site locations of prisons affects the people of rural communities in which prison are built. It also tells the story of how mass incarceration affects people of urban communities where the majority of incarcerated people come from.

Prisoners of the War on Drugs includes the history of the war on drugs, mandatory minimums, how racism creates harsher sentences for people of color, stories on how the war on drugs works against women, three strikes laws, obstacles to coming home after incarceration, and how mass incarceration destabilizes neighborhoods.

Prisoners of a Hard Life: Women and Their Children includes stories about women trapped by mandatory sentencing and the “costs” of incarceration for women and their families. Also included are alternatives to the present system, a glossary and footnotes.

Over 125,000 copies of the comic books have been printed and more than 100,000 have been sent to families of people who are incarcerated, people who are incarcerated, and to organizers and activists throughout the country. The book includes a chapter with descriptions about how the comix have been put to use in the work of organizers and activists in prison and in the “free world” by ESL teachers, high school teachers, college professors, students, and health care providers throughout the country. The demand for them is constant and the ways in which they are being used is inspiring.

The Buzz:

“I cannot think of a better way to arouse the public to the cruelties of the prison system than to make this book widely available.”
–Howard Zinn

“The Real Cost of Prisons comics are among the most transformative pieces of information that the youth get to read. We take it with us to detention centers, group homes, youth shelters and social justice organizing projects. Everywhere we go we see youth nodding with agreement and getting excited to see their reality validated in print. The Real Cost of Prisons helps youth know what’s up and gives them the push they need to get active in the struggle to make interpersonal and community-wide change.”
–Shira Hassan, Co-Director Young Women’s Empowerment Project, Chicago, IL

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Excessive Force
Excessive Force
‘Police everywhere justice nowhere’ – a comix anthology against the police!

Excessive Force is the first comix anthology being published by Last Hours, with 18 international illustrators making fun of the police, dissecting their brutality, or simply ruminating about their power.

144 pages printed on recycled 135gsm paper, with full colour cover, and black and white interior.
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Comic artists include Ken Dahl (’Welcome to the Dahl House’ and ‘Monsters’), Stephanie McMillan (’50 Things to do while the world burns’), Paul Stapleton (’Chav’), Steve Larder (’Rum Lad’), Edd Baldry (’Hey Monkey Riot!’ and ‘Last Hours’), Pete Willis (’Great anarchists’) and many more from countries in Europe, Latin America and North America.

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The Diary of a Miscreant
The Diary of a Miscreant
The Morgenmuffel zine anthology!

Morgenmuffel is finally collected into a book. Re-organised, re-edited and re-presented. This is the best of the first ten years of Morgenmuffel zine as selected by Isy Morgenmuffel herself.

112 pages printed on recycled 135gsm paper, with full colour cover, and black and white interior, all on uncoated paper.
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Including tales of travel, demonstrations, setting up a housing co-op, an anarchist social club, cooking, and teaching it’s been a busy ten years.

Essential for any fans of Morgenmuffel, DIY culture or autobiographical comics.

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Year of the Monkey
Year of the Monkey
A punk rock soap opera of daily comics by Hey Monkey Riot

Firmly rooted in London it’s a daily dose of zine editing, comix creating and university tasks. A case of juggling too many projects in too little time; while still finding the space to watch too many TV series and eat too much food. Either way, when all’s said and done, the revolution’s been postponed until next year! Contains 360 daily comics created by Edd over the course of a year between the summer of 2007 and 2008.
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About Anarchism
About Anarchism
About Anarchism, by Nicolas Walter, “This is a struggle which we may not win and which may never end but which is still worth fighting…” a pocket size book from Freedom Press.

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A new edition of the classic essay putting the case for anarchism as a pragmatic political philosophy. Contains excellent explanations of the anarchist (as opposed to the media) definitions of propaganda by deed, civil disobedience and direct action. Introduction by Natasha Walter.

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Off The Map
Off The Map
Publisher: CrimethInc.
A punk rock vision quest told in the tradition of the anarchist travel story, Off the Map is narrated by two young women as they discard their maps, fears, and anything resembling a plan, and set off on the winds of the world. Without the smug cynicism that seems to permeate most modern radical tales, this story is told with genuine hope, and a voice that never loses its connection with the mysteries of life, even in the midst of everyday tragedies. Wandering across Europe, the dozens of vignettes are the details of the whole—a squatted castle surrounded by tourists on the Spanish coast, a philosophizing businessman on the highways of France, a plaça full of los crustos in Barcelona, a diseased foot in a Belgian train squat, a glow bug on the dew-covered grass of anywhere—a magical, novel-like folktale for the end of the world. 146 pages long with a cover featuring original artwork by Nikki McClure.
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Anarchy in Action
Anarchy in Action
An excellent accessible introduction for those new to anarchism. Ward gives a wide-ranging analysis, drawing on examples from housing, education, the workplace and the family to name but a few, to demonstrate that the roots of anarchist practice are not as alien or quixotic as they might at first seem, but lie precisely in the ways that people have always tended to organise themselves when left alone to do so.
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13 Years of Good Luck
13 Years of Good Luck
by Joe Biel (Editor), Dylan Gaylan-Wilkerson (Editor), E. Chris Lynch (Editor)
publisher: Microcosm

To celebrate their thirteenth anniversary, Microcosm put together this compilation of work from their authors and artists.
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With something from virtually everyone They’ve published before and new work from Al Burian, Liz Baillie, Keith Rosson, John Isaacson, Nate Beaty, Cristy Road, and others!

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Flying Close to the Sun by Cathy Wilkerson
Flying Close to the Sun by Cathy Wilkerson
Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously escaped the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, here wrestles with the legacy of the movement, at times finding contradictions that many others have avoided: the absence of women’s voices then, and in the retelling; the incompetence and the egos; the hundreds of bombs detonated in protest which caused little loss of life but which were also ineffective in fomenting revolution. In searching for new paradigms for change, Wilkerson asserts with brave humanity and confessional honesty an assessment of her past—of those heady, iconic times—and somehow finds hope and faith in a world that at times seems to offer neither.

This is a great book in a hard back cover.
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CATHY WILKERSON was active in the civil rights movement, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Weathermen. In 1970, she was one of two women to survive an explosion in the basement of her family’s townhouse that killed three Weathermen, forcing the group underground. For the past twenty years she has worked as a mathematics educator in New York City schools

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Appel (Call)
Appel (Call)
The youth are waiting, day after day. They wait for their time; as do the workers, even the old. They all wait, those who are discontented and those who reflect. They are waiting for a force to arise, something they will be part of; a new kind of international that will not make the same mistakes as the previous ones. The wait for a chance to get rid of the past once and for all – for something new to begin. WE HAVE BEGUN
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Nicely printed by Shortfuse press in this softcover version of the now infamous French insurrectionary text.

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Vive l\
Vive l’Anarchie!: Illegal Trial Statments
Voila! A small handy pocketbook of French Illegal trial statements for your delight and to keep your anger stoked.

These outlaws speak with a passion of taking back one’s life through the adventure of revenge and expropriation putting forth the Anarchist’s desire for freedom from poverty and the inhumanity of an alleged civilization.
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At The Cafe: Conversations On Anarchism
At The Cafe: Conversations On Anarchism
In 1897, while Malatesta was hiding from the police, he regularly went to a cafe in Ancona, Italy. He had shaved off his usual beard, but was still taking a risk. Especially as this wasn’t an anarchist cafe, but had a variety of customers including the local policeman. The conversations he had in this cafe became the basis for the dialogs that make up this book, though it was a work he wasn’t to complete till 1920 – several wars and revolutions later! For the first time here in English, Malatesta, in his usual commonsense and matter-of-fact style, sets out and critically analyses the arguments for and against anarchism. Translated and introduced by Paul Nursey-Bray, this is a classic defense of anarchism, that anticipates the rise of nationalism, fascism and communism.
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Paper Politics, Socially Engaged Printmaking Today
Paper Politics, Socially Engaged Printmaking Today
Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today is a major collection of contemporary politically and socially engaged printmaking. This full color book showcases print art that uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in political conversation. Based on an art exhibition which has traveled to a dozen cities in North America, Paper Politics features artwork by over 200 international artists; an eclectic collection of work by both activist and non-activist printmakers who have felt the need to respond to the monumental trends and events of our times.
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Paper Politics presents a breathtaking tour of the many modalities of printing by hand: relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraph, collagraph, monotype, and photography. In addition to these techniques, included are more traditional media used to convey political thought, finely crafted stencils and silk-screens intended for wheat pasting in the street. Artists range from the well established (Sue Coe, Swoon, Carlos Cortez) to the up-and-coming (Favianna Rodriguez, Chris Stain, Nicole Schulman), from street artists (BORF, You Are Beautiful) to rock poster makers (EMEK, Bughouse).

Praise:

“Let’s face it, most collections of activist art suck. Either esthetic concerns are front and center and the politics that motivate such creation are pushed to the margin, or politics prevail and artistic quality is an afterthought. With the heart of an activist and the eye of an artist, Josh MacPhee miraculously manages to do justice to both. Paper Politics is singularly impressive.” –Stephen Duncombe, author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy

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Diario De Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico
Diario De Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico
Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers’ strike and led to a seven-month siege.
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When award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper and his wife and daughter moved to the beautiful 16th-century colonial town of Oaxaca in 2006, they planned to spend a quiet year or two enjoying a different culture and taking a break from the U.S. political climate under the Bush administration. What they hadn’t counted on was landing in the epicenter of Mexico’s biggest political struggle in recent years. Timely and compelling, this extraordinary firsthand account presents a distinct artistic vision of Oaxacan life, from explorations of the beauty of the environment to graphic portrayals of the fight between strikers and government troops that left more than 20 people dead, including American journalist Brad Will.

Praise:

“Kuper is a colossus; I have been in awe of him for over 20 years. Teachers and students everywhere take heart: Kuper has in these pages born witness to our seemingly endless struggle to educate and to be educated in the face of institutions that really don’t give a damn. In this ruined age we need Kuper’s unsparing compassionate visionary artistry like we need hope.”
–Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“Peter Kuper is undoubtedly the modern master whose work has refined the socially relevant comic to the highest point yet achieved.” –Newsarama

“An artist at the top of his form.” –Publisher’s Weekly

“Oaxaca Diary reveals to us how so many aspects of a city can be combined on the same page by an adept artist; poetry, magic, beauty, mystery, fear, as well as the different faces that protest can assume when politicians hold a city hostage…”
–Martín Solares from his introduction

About the Author:
Peter Kuper is a co-founder and editorial board member of political graphics magazine World War 3 Illustratedand a teacher who has taught at New York’s School of Visual Arts and Parsons The New School for Design. Best known for drawing Mad magazine’s Spy vs. Spy comic since 1997, he has also illustrated covers for Newsweekand Time magazine. He is the author of the graphic novel Sticks and Stones, which won the New York Society of Illustrators gold medal, and his autobiography, Stop Forgetting to Remember. He lives in New York City.

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Author: Peter Kuper with an Introduction by Martín Solares
Publisher: PM Press and Sexto Piso Editorial
ISBN: 978-1-60486-071-9
Published Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 208 Pages
Size: 9.25 by 6.5
Language(s): English and Spanish
Subjects: Art, Politics

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Another Dinner is Possible: Recipes for Food and Thought
Another Dinner is Possible: Recipes for Food and Thought
Another Dinner Is Possible is not your average vegan cookbook—It’s a guide to developing a healthier relationship with the food we eat and the planet we inhabit. And it is an exploration of how food affects us on all levels and how we can improve our practical and political relationship to it.

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he emphasis is on innovative simplicity: these recipes use easy-to-find and easy-to-prepare ingredients combined in unexpected ways. All the basics of everyday cooking are covered for those just starting out in the kitchen (with detailed instructions and essential tips on everything from sharpening knives to choosing the right variety of potato), but even more seasoned chefs will find a surprising number of must-try recipes for original concoctions and vegan versions of old favorites.

There are also Korean recipes, vegan versions of Scandinavian cold fish and classic Jewish dishes.

Just as valuable are the numerous original essays written by activists, covering topics ranging from vegan parenting and Western nutrition to reducing waste, eating seasonally, growing-your-own, brewing-your-own, and cooking on a large scale.

Mike and Isy are cooks with Brighton’s Anarchist Teapot mobile kitchen, a volunteer collective that cooks for activist and community gatherings and mobilisations across the UK and Europe.

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Nestor Makhno—Anarchy\
Nestor Makhno—Anarchy’s Cossack: The Struggle for Free Soviets in the Ukraine 1917–1921
The phenomenal life of Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno (1888–1934) provides the framework for this breakneck account of the downfall of the tsarist empire and the civil war that convulsed and bloodied Russia between 1917 and 1921.
As in many of history’s chivalric tales, clashes were fought through lightning cavalry charges and bitter hand-to-hand, saber-wielding combat. The combatants were drawn from several camps: Budyenny’s Red cavalry, the Don Cossacks and Kuban Cossacks (allied with the Whites), Ukrainian nationalists, and Makhnovist partisans. Makhno, a formidable and daring strategist, headed an army of anarchist insurgents—a popular peasant movement which bore his name.
Mahkno and his people were fighting for a society “without masters or slaves, with neither rich nor poor.” They acted towards that ideal by establishing “free soviets.” Unlike the soviets drained of all significance by the dictatorship of a one-party State, the “free soviets” became the grassroots organs of a direct democracy—a living embodiment of the free society—until they were betrayed, and smashed, by the Red Army.
Delving into a vast array of documentation to which few other historians have had access, this study illuminates a revolution that started out with the rosiest of prospects but ended up utterly confounded. Nestor Makhno: Anarchy’s Cossack brings to life this dramatic turning point in contemporary history.

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More than just the incredible exploits of a guerilla revolutionary par excellence, Skirda weaves the tale of a people, and the organizations and practices of anarchism, literally fighting for their lives.

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Rage and Reason by Michael Tobias
Rage and Reason by Michael Tobias
Michael Tobias’ latest work of fiction is a shocking, breath-stopping political thriller which tracks the fury of an outraged ex-Special Forces veteran who turns to violent retribution in defense of the earth and its fauna. Rage and Reason is an unstoppable rollercoaster of action which explodes across four continents—a chief executive’s severed head is served up at a stockholder’s luncheon…a furrier is skinned alive…Thai poachers are deftly eliminated…and the first day of hunting season in the Maine woods is turned into a human massacre. Rage and Reason is as vivid a portrayal of the horrors of vivisection and the meat industry as Upton Sinclair’s classic The Jungle.
“A terrific story, told from the heart, its soul rich with knowledge. Some people and corporations should lose sleep wondering if RAGE & REASON will ever become a real life thriller for them.” —Ingrid E. Newkirk, President, PETA—People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals
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Beyond Resistance: Everything. An Interview with Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Beyond Resistance: Everything. An Interview with Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
In this unique interview, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos talks about people of color in the US, migrant communities, identity, globalization, US “intelligence” and resistance struggles within the US. Marcos also speaks to the the process of building the Autonomous Zapatista Municipalities in Rebellion and the organizational efforts of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle as well as The Other Campaign. He shares with us the pain and job of building another world.
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Jailbreak Out of History: the re-biography of Harriet Tubman
Jailbreak Out of History: the re-biography of Harriet Tubman
This book is lightly scuffed.

This is a major biographical study, which refutes the standard “American” version of Harriet Tubman’s life. At a time when violence against women of color is at the center of world politics, uncovering the censored story of one Amazon points to answers that have nothing to do with government programs, police, or patriarchal politics.

Butch Lee has been described as the most astute white feminist currently writing in the United States – she is a longtime revolutionary, and co-author of Night-Vision: Illuminating War and Class on the Neo-Colonial Terrain. Jailbreak Out of History is the fourt part of a work in progress, the first three parts having been published separately as The Military Strategy of Women and Children.

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Redefining Our Relationships by Wendy O Matik
Redefining Our Relationships by Wendy O Matik
Put together your own version of an ideal relationship, embrace the full capacity of your heart to express love, redefine the potential of a friendship, imagine a thousand ways to make love to yourself and to anyone else you care about. Radicalize your relationship by imagining your wildest ideal partnership together. Avoid stagnancy by challenging your old familiar routine and re-inventing new levels of commitment. Face your true desires in life by asking yourself what you really want from all of your connections.
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Anarchism and Its Aspirations
Anarchism and Its Aspirations
From nineteenth-century newspaper publishers to the participants in the “battle of Seattle” and the recent Greek uprising, 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 often-misunderstood political philosophy, highlighting its principles and practices as well as its reconstructive vision of a liberatory society.
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“A brilliant primer of anarchist politics.”
-Matt Hern, author of Common Ground in a Liquid City

“I expect Anarchism and Its Aspirations to become the introduction to anarchism of the next decade.”
-Gabriel Kuhn, editor of Gustav Landauer’s Revolution and Other Writings

“A road map to the many social and cultural movements that anarchism has traversed . . . a testimony to its continuing ability to capture the radical imagination.”
-Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch

“Uncompromising, practical, and hopeful, this book is essential reading for all who are taking on climate change, war, or corporate capitalism.”
-David Solnit, coauthor of The Battle of the Story of the “Battle of Seattle”

Cindy Milstein is an Institute for Anarchist Studies board member and a co-organizer of the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, including Realizing the Impossible , Confronting Capitalism , and Globalize Liberation .

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Evasion
Evasion
Published by CrimethInc

A 288 page novel-like narrative, Evasion is one person’s travelogue of thievery and trespassing across the country, evading not only arrest, but also the 40-hour workweek and hopeless boredom of modern life. The journey documents a literal and metaphorical reclamation of an individual’s life and the spaces surrounding them—scamming, squatting, dumpstering, train hopping and shoplifting a life worth living and a world worth the fight.
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Reinventing Anarchy, Again
Reinventing Anarchy, Again
edited by Howard Ehrlich

This book brings together the major currents of social anarchist theory in a collection of some of the most important writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. The book is organized into eight sections: “What is Anarchism?,” “The State and Social Organization,” “Moving Toward Anarchist Society,” “Anarcha-feminism,” “Work,” “The Culture of Anarchy,” “The Liberation of Self,” and, finally, “Reinventing Anarchist Tactics.”
Price: £9.50
Willful Disobedience
Willful Disobedience
Author: Wolfi Landstreicher

The collected writings of Wolfi Landstreicher’s Willful Disobedience. Originally published as a zine from 1996 to 2006, Willful Disobedience was a continuously evolving provocation directed towards anarchists and fellow vagabonds to dig deeper into critical thought and joyous rebellion.

During the ten years of publication, Willful Disobedience wove together a web of ideas situation in the following threads: an anarchism based in Stirner-influenced egoism; an insurrectionary approach that sees individual insurrection to be as important as social insurrection; a non-primitivist critique of civilization that provides no program or model for a future society; explorations into a class analysis that rejects marxian categories, seeking to understand social relationships as they actually exist; insisting upon the need for anarchists to develop a coherent practice of theory capable of calling everything into question, including one’s own ideas; and an anti-political perspective, critical of leftism, democracy, identity politics and political correctitude.

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306 pages

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Jacob
Jacob
Bernard Thomas

Introduction by Alfredo M. Bonanno
Translated by Paul Sharkey

“The story tell of a thief. A thief with egalitarian illusions. An anarchist and his dreams. But with a difference: this man, along with his comrades, really did open the safes of the rich, and by this simple fact demonstrated that an attack on social wealth, even if only partial, is possible. The spectacular aspect of the activity of Jacob and his comrades, the incredible list of their robberies and the elegant way they were carried out, are not the most important aspects. But they could be those that strike the reader’s fantasy most, even the anarchist reader.”
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148 pages, 2 colour cover, 4 colour illustration, perfect-bound.
Published September 2010 by Bandit Press & Elephant Editions

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Granny Made Me an Anarchist
Granny Made Me an Anarchist
Granny Made me an Anarchist: General Franco, The Angry Brigade and Me is the 2002 autobiography of Scottish anarchist Stuart Christie. Christie recounts his radicalization through the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Committee of 100, and his eventual imprisonment over his involvement in a plot to blow up the Spanish fascist leader, Generalissimo Francisco Franco. He also deals with allegations that he later played a part in bombing campaigns in the United Kingdom organized by the First of May Group and the Angry Brigade, and writes of the time he spent in prison awaiting trial before he was acquitted. Another theme of the book is the role played by anarchists during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.
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Let a Thousand Hands Reach Out to Pick Up The Gun
Let a Thousand Hands Reach Out to Pick Up The Gun
Two short stories by Nanni Balestrini

“Women with guns at their side women who rob who kidnap who attack prisons who shoot representatives of the law and of the state women who have followed their road to the end going from the role of support and consoler of their male colleagues to that of protagonists”

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40 pages, 2 colour cover, perfect-bound
Published August 2010 by Bandit Press & Shortfuse Press

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How is it to be done?
How is it to be done?
Tiqqun

“Tiqqun believes that what is true does not need to sign any name, practices anonymity like some others practice terrorism, and is in its element in all the coming forms of sabotage; it doesn’t critique society so as to improve it, but instead spreads doubts everywhere about the existence of society itself, points out the maneuvers of a faceless internal enemy, and is engaged in a permanent conspiracy against that fiction, anticipating a mass desertion of the social corpse.”
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36 pages, 2 colour cover, perfect-bound
Published July 2010 by Bandit Press & Shortfuse Press

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Signal: 01: A Journal of International Political Graphics View Larger Image Signal: 01: A Journal of International Political Graphics
Signal is an ongoing book series dedicated to documenting and sharing compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles. Artists and cultural workers have been at the center of upheavals and revolts the world over, from the painters and poets in the Paris Commune to the poster makers and street theatre performers of the recent counter globalization movement. Signal will bring these artists and their work to a new audience, digging deep through our common history to unearth their images and stories. We have no doubt that Signal will come to serve as a unique and irreplaceable resource for activist artists and academic researchers, as well as an active forum for critique of the role of art in revolution.

In the U.S. there is a tendency to focus only on the artworks produced within our shores or from English speaking producers. Signal reaches beyond those bounds, bringing material produced the world over, translated from dozens of languages and collected from both the present and decades past. Although a full color printed publication, Signal is not limited to the graphic arts. Within its pages you will find political posters and fine arts, comics and murals, street art, site specific works, zines, art collectives, documentation of performance and articles on the often overlooked but essential role all of these have played in struggles around the world.


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Signal 01 includes:

* The Future of Xicana Printmaking: Alec Dunn and Josh MacPhee interview the Taller Tupac Amaru
* The Adventures of Red Rat: Alec Dunn interviews Johannes van de Weert
* Hard Travelin’: A photo essay with IMPEACH
* Early 20th-Century Anarchist Imprints
* Mexico 68: The Graphic Production of a Movement: Santiago Armengod interviews Felipe Hernandez Moreno
* Adventure Playgrounds: A photo essay
* Designing Anarchy: Dan Poyner interviews Rufus Segar

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Firebrands
Firebrands
Curated by theJustseeds Artists’ Collective, Firebrands is 192 pages of art, world history, and dangerous information. These beautifully illustrated mini-poster pages showcase radicals, dissidents, folk singers, and rabble-rousers, from Emma Goldman to Tupac, Pablo Neruda to Fred Hampton. As say editors Shaun Slifer and Bec Young in the introduction, the book “is especially made for anyone who has sat, trembling with frustration and disappointment in history class, or reading a text book heavily edited of anything interesting or useful. It’s for all our ancestors, especially for the ones left out of or misrepresented in said textbook, because they were too brown, too female, too poor, too queer, too uneducated, too disabled, or because they felt or thought too much.” This is a real people’s history, a book packed with dynamite, desire, and, above all, courage.
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Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World
Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World
Going vegan is easy, and even easier if you have the tools at hand to make it work right. In the second edition of this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans help you learn to love your inner vegan freak. Loaded with tips, advice, and stories, this book is the key to helping you thrive as a happy, healthy, and sane vegan in a decidedly non-vegan world that doesn’t always get what you’re about.

In this sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, and sometimes serious guide that’s not afraid to tell it like it is, you will:

* find out how to go vegan in three weeks or less with our “cold tofu method”

*discover and understand the arguments for ethical, abolitionist veganism

* learn how to convince family, friends, and others that you haven’t joined a vegetable cult by going vegan

*get some advice on dealing with people in your life without creating havoc or hurt feelings

* learn to survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with omnivores

*find advice on how to respond when people ask you if you “like, live on apples and twigs.”

In a revised and rewritten second edition, Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World is your guide to embracing vegan freakdom. Come on, get your freak on!
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Anarchy Works
Anarchy Works
by Peter Gelderloos

Anarchism is the boldest of revolutionary social movements to emerge from the struggle against capitalism, it aims for a world free from all forms of domination and exploitation. But at its heart is a simple and convincing proposition: people know how to live their own lives and organize themselves better than any expert could. Others cynically claim that we need a government to protect us. They claim anarchy is impractical and utopian: it would never work. On the contrary, anarchist practice already has a long record, and has often worked quite well. The histories in this book show that an anarchist society can succeed at enabling all its members to meet their needs and desires.

This book takes examples from around the world, picking through history and anthropology, showing that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, horizontal decision making, and so forth–the principles that anarchy is founded on–regardless of whether they called themselves anarchists or not. Too well documented to be strictly mythology, and too expansive to be strictly anthropology, this is an inspiring answer to the people who say that anarchists are utopian: a point-by-point introduction to how anarchy can and has actually worked.
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The City of Dreadful Night
The City of Dreadful Night
Illustrated by Clifford Harper

A vision of London as seen by an atheist poet and an anarchist artist.

The City of Dreadful Night is a long poem by the Scottish poet James “B.V.” Thomson, written between 1870 and 1873, and published in the National Reformer in 1874, then in 1880 in a book entitled The City of Dreadful Night and Other Poems.

Thomson, who sometimes used the pseudonym “Bysshe Vanolis” — in honour of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Novalis — was a thorough pessimist, suffering from lifelong melancholia and clinical depression, as well as a wanderlust that took him to Colorado and to Spain, among other places.

The City of Dreadful Night that gave its title to this poem, however, was made in the image of London. It is, however, a London transformed by the eye of a despairing atheist; the poet has lost his faith and found nothing but emptiness to replace it. The poem, despite its insistently bleak tone, won the praise ofGeorge Meredith, and also of George Saintsbury, who in his History of Nineteenth Century Literature wrote that “what saves Thomson is the perfection with which he expresses the negative and hopeless side of the sense of mystery
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Chomsky on Anarchism
Chomsky on Anarchism
“Chomsky is familiar with the key that opens forbidden doors.” —Eduardo Galeano
One of the world’s leading radical intellectuals moves beyond criticism. Chomsky’s vision of an anarchist future.
We all know what Noam Chomsky is against. His scathing analysis of everything that’s wrong with our society reaches more and more people every day. His brilliant critiques of—among other things—capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression, and government propaganda, have become mini-publishing industries unto themselves. But, in this flood of publishing and republishing, very little ever gets said about what exactly Chomsky stands for, his own personal politics, his vision of the future. Not, that is, until Chomsky on Anarchism, a groundbreaking new book that shows a different side of this best-selling author: the anarchist principles that have guided him since he was a teenager.
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. Taken together, they paint a fresh picture of Chomsky, showing his life-long involvement with the anarchist community, his constant commitment to nonhierarchical models of political organization, and his hopes for a future world without rulers.
For anyone who’s been touched by Chomsky’s trenchant analysis of our current situation, as well as anyone looking for an intelligent and coherent discussion of anarchism itself, Chomsky on Anarchism will be one of this season’s most exciting, and surprising, reads.
Noam Chomsky is one of the world’s leading intellectuals, the father of modern linguistics, an outspoken media and foreign policy critic, and tireless activist. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Hot Damn & Hell Yeah / The Dirty South by Ryan Splint
Hot Damn & Hell Yeah / The Dirty South by Ryan Splint
A new, completely redesigned and re-written third edition with a new recipe (Crazy Hippie Spring Rolls!) of two great vegan cookbooks combined! An anthology of Vanessa’s “The Dirty South”, meets Ryan Splint’s Australian masterpiece “Hot Damn and Hell Yeah”. HD&HY is a finely illustrated and designed collection of recipes that aren’t afraid of spices but are suited for those into easy to find ingredients that don’t taste like sawdust. The Dirty South is a unique take on southern cooking, vegan style with some tasty delectables, especially for those not afraid of garlic or baking. Sizzling with great cooking ideas and recipes, nutrition isn’t always the first priority for either of these editors but the recipes are damn tasty!
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In DIY you bust your gut and it sometimes feels like you don’t get much in return. But there are exceptions to every rule. Hot Damn and Hell Yeah is an indispensible vegan cookbook, especially if you want to cook Mexican style food. There recipes are clear and simple,and avoid overly esoteric ingredients. Points also go to the amazing – and I mean really amazing – cartoons of skeletons on pretty much every page. It’s a nice change from the normal clip art carrots and cauliflowers that most of my vegan cookbooks seem to have. I should probably also point out that its probably not the healthiest of vegan diets, but then again far healthier than any meat based diet! On the flip side is Vanessa Johnson’s Dirty South cookbook, which I had come across before. If you’re looking to spice up your diet, then you can’t really go wrong with this book.

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Beating The Fascists: The Untold Story of Anti-Fascist Action
Beating The Fascists: The Untold Story of Anti-Fascist Action
by Sean Birchall

The most controversial political book of the year is now available to buy. A compelling account of the extraordinary activities of Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) – by those who were there on the frontline – an organised and committed group of ordinary working class lads who during the 1980s and 1990s took the fight to the far right – and won!
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We Are an Image From the Future: The Greek Revolt of December 2008
We Are an Image From the Future: The Greek Revolt of December 2008
What causes a city, then a whole country, to explode? How did one neighborhood’s outrage over the tragic death of one teenager transform itself into a generalized insurrection against State and capital, paralyzing an entire nation for a month?

This is a book about the murder of fifteen-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos, killed by the police in the Exarchia neighborhood of Athens on December 6th, 2008, and of the revolution in the streets that followed, bringing business as usual in Greece to a screeching, burning halt for three marvelous weeks, and putting the fear of history back into the bureaucrats of Fortress Europe and beyond.

We Are an Image From the Future delves into the December insurrection and its aftermath through interviews with those who witnessed and participated in it, alongside the communiqués and texts that circulated through the networks of revolt. It provides the on-the-ground facts needed to understand these historic events, and also dispels the myths activists outside of Greece have constructed around them. What emerges is not just the intensity of the riots, but the stories of organizing and solidarity, the questions of strategy and tactics: a desperately needed examination of the fabric of the Greek movements that made December possible.

“This book is just what Dr. Fucking Anarchy ordered. How to turn insurrection into revolution. The Greek revolt will inspire a generation as Paris ‘68 did 40 years earlier.”
—Ian Bone, class warrior and author of Bash the Rich

“If protest is when I say I disagree, and resistance is when I do something about it, then insurrection is when everyone else is on-board too. So it was in December of 2008, when Greece burned…. We Are an Image from the Future is a quintessential portrait of revolution in action. The coming global insurrection has already begun.”
—Ramor Ryan, author of Clandestines


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“What the Zapatista uprising of 1994 was to the antiglobalization movement, the Greek uprising of 2008 could be to the demise of capitalism itself.”
—CrimethInc. Ex-Workers’ Collective

“This dazzling collection is not a book about the great insurrection of 2008-it is a living piece of it that can become a part of us, and through us, it opens the prospect of a universe we might never otherwise have imagined possible. Future historians may well conclude that the Revolution finally began in 2008. If they do, this book will have played a crucial role in that realization.”
—David Graeber, author of Direct Action: An Ethnography

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Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry
Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry
Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry helps individuals navigate the world of egalitarian, directly democratic groups. From their experiences working with egalitarian and anarchist organizations, Delfina Vannucci and Richard Singer offer a street-level view of how social relationships and power work. Lessons are learned and hindsight is 20/20, and Come Hell or High Water offers readers both in this little gem.

Critical, humorous, and prophetic, this book is a must-read for those new to egalitarian groups as well as for the salty old vet that thinks she’s got it all figured out. It’s a tough world out there; it’s a world that doesn’t prepare us for developing social relationships based on trust, caring, and solidarity—as well as a healthy respect for differences. Whether playing a role in an anarchist organization, horizontal social or political group, worker co-op, or trying to incorporate egalitarian processes where they don’t already exist, Come Hell or High Water will help keep you focused on the positives and help in avoiding the pitfalls.

Delfina Vannucci has volunteered with Food Not Bombs and other groups. She lives on Staten Island with her boyfriend, a good friend, and Richard’s cat.


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Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements And The Decolonization Of Everyday Life
Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements And The Decolonization Of Everyday Life
Since the modern anti-globalization movement kicked off with the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, a new generation has been engaging in anti-capitalist direct action. Its aims, politics, lifestyles, and tactics grow directly out of the autonomous social movements that emerged in Europe from the 1970s through the mid-1990s. In fact, today’s infamous “Black Blocs” are the direct descendants of the European “Autonomen.” But these important historical connections are rarely noted, and never understood.

The Subversion of Politics sets the record straight, filling in the gaps between the momentous events of 1968 and 1999. Katsiaficas presents the protagonists of social revolt—Italian feminists, squatters, disarmament and anti-nuclear activists, punk rockers, and anti-fascist street fighters—in a compelling and sympathetic light. At the same time, he offers a work of great critical depth, drawing from these political practices a new theory of freedom and autonomy that redefines the parameters of the political itself.

George Katsiaficas—Fulbright fellow, former student of Herbert Marcuse, and long-time activist—is Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Author or editor of more than 10 books, he is writing a book on the Gwangju Uprising and East Asian social movements.
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“…a scholarly gem which is indispensable reading for anyone interested in how social change occurs, especially in the advanced industrial countries.” —Carl Boggs, National University

“This book is an important corrective to the all-too-common view that global capitalism is triumphant, that there is no basis for opposing the values it promotes.” —Barbara Epstein, University of California at Santa Cruz

“This elegantly and lively account has been meticulously researched and reveals new antisystemic forms of participatory democracy for achieving a greater individual and community control over everyday life. Thus the book’s most notable value is to offer us some perspective on how to limit the damaging effects of global capitalism on our lives.”—Susanne Peters, University of Giessen

“AK Press’s republication of George Katsiaficas’s The Subversion of Politics comes at a good moment: when autonomous social movements are redefining the politics of the Americas from Mexico to Argentina. Katsiaficas’s book is a unique history of autonomists in Italy, Germany and other parts Europe from the 1970s on. It affords a better understanding of the similarities (and differences) between the autonomy of the American and European movements. It is a good place to think and re-think the anti-party politics of the future.”—George Caffentzis, Midnight Notes Collective



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Anarchism and Education: A Philosophical Perspective
Anarchism and Education: A Philosophical Perspective
Author: Judith Suissa
Publisher: PM Press

While there have been historical accounts of the anarchist school movement, there has been no systematic work on the philosophical underpinnings of anarchist educational ideas–until now.

Anarchism and Education offers a philosophical account of the neglected tradition of anarchist thought on education. Although few anarchist thinkers wrote systematically on education, this analysis is based largely on a reconstruction of the educational thought of anarchist thinkers gleaned from their various ethical, philosophical and popular writings. Primarily drawing on the work of the nineteenth century anarchist theorists such as Bakunin, Kropotkin and Proudhon, the book also covers twentieth century anarchist thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Paul Goodman, Daniel Guerin and Colin Ward.

This original work will interest philosophers of education and educationalist thinkers as well as those with a general interest in anarchism.
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Praise:

“This is an excellent book that deals with important issues through the lens of anarchist theories and practices of education… The book tackles a number of issues that are relevant to anybody who is trying to come to terms with the philosophy of education.” –Higher Education Review

About the Author:

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education University of London, Judith has authored several books and articles on Philosophy, Anarchism and Education.

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