Public Record Contraband #3
A variety zine from kalamazoo, mi. Local radical news, thoughts, basement shows, and otherwise.
Featured in this issue- Food Not Bombs shut down, "This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb" sticker arrest and court case/ harassment, Linguistic Insurrection, Enbridge Energy's oil spill, and A hard-line christian-raised teen realizes she is a lesbian and sails the great lakes.
Wheat paste at schools and anywhere else
Subverts Unite (was an inside job) Issue No.3 August 2012
Subverts Unite is an anarcho-collectivist publishing conspiracy based in Tampa, Florida. read more »
Anti-work leaflet and poster for distribution
Newly reformatted by Iconoclast
Introduction by FRANCOIS PERALDI
1. SELF SEX
Body of the Text by PIERRE GUYOTAT // I Stuggles with a Demon... by DANIEL SLOATE // Onanism and Nervous Disorders in Two Little Girls by DEMETRIUS ZAMBACO
2. SOFT SEX read more »
James C. Scott - Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have FailedSubmitted by drwhat on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 03:43.
Compulsory ujamaa villages in Tanzania, collectivization in Russia, Le Corbusier's urban planning theory realized in Brasilia, the Great Leap Forward in China, agricultural "modernization" in the Tropics -- the twentieth century has been racked by grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. read more »
This carefully chosen collection features the most important writings from the turbulent last four years of Emma Goldman’s life. This incredible follow-up her popular autobiography, Living My Life, reveals her struggles with the contradictions of the Spanish Revolution and her efforts to maintain integrity and vision in the heat of political activism.
Lively and authoritative, this study of a widely misunderstood subject skillfully navigates the rough waters of anarchistic concepts—from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. read more »
Bakunin on Anarchy: Selected Works by the Activist-Founder of World Anarchism by Mikhail Bakunin (Edited by Sam Dolgoff)Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 20:09.
This first comprehensive collection in English of the writings of the great Russian political thinker Michael Bakunin - selected and newly translated from published and unpublished manuscripts - is an indispensable introduction to the work of the father of world anarchism, and a guide to the intellectual and political turmoil of mid-ninteenth,:-century Europe. read more »
Kropotkin's Revolutionary Pamphlets: A Collection of Writings by Peter Kropotkin (Edited by Roger N. Baldwin)Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 19:58.
This book is the best introduction to Kropotkin's ideas that I have read and it even gives a somewhat unbiased definition of anarchism that Kropotkin had written for the Encyclopedia Britannica. read more »
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. read more »
Dissecting the conflicting views of the golden age of pirates—as romanticized villains on one hand and genuine social rebels on the other—this fascinating chronicle explores the political and cultural significance of these nomadic outlaws by examining a wide range of ethnographical, sociological, and philosophical standards. read more »
An expanded edition of revered theorist Michael Löwy's Morning Star: Marxism and Surrealism, this masterwork collects the author's essays on the ways in which surrealism intersected with a variety of revolutionary political approaches, ranging from utopian ideals to Marxism and situationism. read more »