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Marxism and Native Americans edited by Ward Churchill

Marxism and Native Americans

In a unique format of intellectual challenge and counter-challenge prominent Native Americans and Marxists debate the viability of Marxism and the prevalence of ethnocentric bias in politics, culture, and social theory.  read more »

God Is Red: A Native View of Religion by Vine Deloria, Jr.

God Is Red

First published in 1972, God Is Red remains the seminal work on Native religious views, asking new questions about our species and our ultimate fate.  read more »

Custer Died for Your Sins - An Indian Manifesto by Vine Deloria, Jr.

Custer Died for Your Sins

Deloria observes, "The Indian world has changed so substantially since the first publication of this book that some things contained in it seem new again." Indeed, It seems that each generation of whites and Indians will have to read and reread Vine Deloria's manifesto for some time to come, before we absorb his special, ironic Indian point of view and what he tells us, with a great deal of humor,  read more »

Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization by Ward Churchill

Struggle for the Land

From the Sonora to the Arctic, North America's indigenous people have been dispossessed of nearly all their original territory, with the residue - about 2 percent - held under a colonial "trust" authority by the U.S. and Canada.  read more »

Perversions of Justice: Indigenous Peoples and Angloamerican Law by Ward Churchill

Perversions of Justice

The United States is readily distinguishable from other countries, Chief Justice John Marshall opined in 1803, because it is "a nation of laws, not of men." In Perversions of Justice, Ward Churchill takes Marshall at his word, exploring through a series of 11 carefully crafted essays how the U.S.  read more »

From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism 1985-1995 by Ward Churchill

From a Native Son

From a Native Son is the Capstone Collection of his most important and unflinching essays, which explore the themes of genocide in the Americas, historical and legal (re)interpretation of conquest and colonization, literary and cinematic criticism, and indigenist alternatives to the status quo.  read more »

Troubled; An Anarchist Primer on the Occupation of the North of Ireland

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An essay by Alasdair Elmwood detailing a brief history of what is commonly referred to as 'the troubles' and an subsequent anti-state analysis and call to action. Emphasis on readers from the British mainland to learn from the experiences of activists in the North of Ireland.

Unapologetic.

Archeology of Violence by Pierre Clastres

Archeology of Violence

The war machine is the motor of the social machine; the primitive social being relies entirely on war, primitive society cannot survive without war. The more war there is, the less unification there is, and the best enemy of the State is war. Primitive society is society against the State in that it is society-for-war. —from The Archeology of Violence  read more »

Society Against the State: Essays in Political Anthropology by Pierre Clastres

Society Against the State

"The thesis is radical," writes Marshall Sahlins of this landmark text in anthropology and political science. "We conventionally define the state as the regulation of violence; it may be the origin of it.  read more »

We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation - Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, Mike McGuire (Eds.)

We Are Many

We Are Many is a reflection on Occupy from within the heart of the movement itself. Examining key questions—what worked? what didn’t? why? how? is it reproducible?—the authors and activists in this collection point toward a movement-based framework for future organizing.  read more »

Integrated Security: The Manual

by Jane Berry

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Outrage: An Anarchist Memoir of the Penal Colony by Clément Duval

Outrage - Clément Duval

“Theft exists only through the exploitation of man by man…when Society refuses you the right to exist, you must take it…the policeman arrested me in the name of the Law, I struck him in the name of Liberty.”  read more »

Creative Community Organizing

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Once again, for public/feminist philosopher Elizabeth Minnich,
my partner and spouse of more than thirty years, my best friend
for over fifty, who carries on the work of her teacher, Hannah
Arendt, by trying to understand how and why decent people
sometimes agree to participate in sustained group violence; why
they sometimes choose to resist; and how democratic education  read more »

Lyotard & the Political by James Williams

Lyotard and the Political

Lyotard and the Political is the first book to consider the full range of the political thought of the French philosopher François Lyotard and its broader implications for an understanding of the political.  read more »

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