The Essential Works of Foucault 1954-1984 Volume 2: Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology (Edited by Rabinow and Faubion)

The Essential Works of Foucault 1954-1984 Volume 2 - Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology

Few philosophers have had as strong an influence on the twentieth century as Michel Foucault. His work has affected the teaching of any number of disciplines and remains, twenty years after his death, critically important.  read more »

The Essential Works of Foucault 1954-1984 Volume 3: Power by Michel Foucault (Edited by Paul Rabinow and James D. Faubion)

The Essential Works of Foucault 1954-1984 Volume 3 - Power

Few philosophers have had as strong an influence on the twentieth century as Michel Foucault. His work has affected the teaching of any number of disciplines and remains, twenty years after his death, critically important.  read more »

Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism by Peter Marshall

Demanding the Impossible - A History of Anarchism

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)

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the writings of the great Russian political thinker Michael Bakunin - selected and newly translated from published and unpublished manuscripts - is an indispensable introduction to the work of the father of world anarchism, and a guide to the intellectual and political turmoil of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)

Kropotkin's Revolutionary Pamphlets - A Collection of Writings by Peter Kropotkin

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 »

Chomsky on Anarchism by Noam Chomsky (Edited by Barry Pateman)

Chomsky on Anarchism

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 »

Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life by Stevphen Shukaitis

Imaginal Machines

"IMAGINAL MACHINES explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the potentials and limits of liberatory art (from surrealism to Tom Waits) while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination.  read more »

Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on the Golden Age Piracy by Gabriel Kuhn

Life Under the Jolly Roger - Reflections on the Golden Age of Piracy

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 »

Workers' Councils by Anton Pannekoek

Workers' Councils

Contemporaries across the spectrum of Left thought, from Antonio Negri to Noam Chomsky, are falling over each other to claim the mantle of Left Communism. Left Communism is the theory and practice of worker control and self-organization whose adherents provided the main opposition to the Bolsheviks.  read more »

Morning Star: Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia by Michael Lowy

Morning Star - Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia

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 »

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

Crowds and Power

Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which Elias Canetti finds a new way of looking at human history and psychology. Breathtaking in its range and erudition, it explores Shiite festivals and the English Civil war, the finger exercises of monkeys and the effects of inflation in Weimar Germany.  read more »

White Supremacist Groups in Indiana and Illinois

A trifold that lists racist groups active in Indiana and Illinois, brief descriptions of the types of groups, a couple of paragraphs about fighting racism, and links to antiracist projects. Put out in support of the Tinley Park 5.

Gramsci Is Dead: Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements by Richard J. F. Day

Gramsci Is Dead - Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements

Gramsci and the concept of hegemony cast a long shadow over radical political theory. Yet how far has this theory got us? Is it still central to feminism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anarchism, and other radical social movements today?  read more »

Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory by Uri Gordon

Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory

Anarchist politics are at the heart of today’s most vibrant and radical social movements. From squatted social centres and community gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades, anarchist groups and networks are spreading an ethos of direct action, non-hierarchical organizing and self-liberation that has redefined revolutionary struggle for the 21st century.Anarchy Alive!  read more »

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

Debt (Graeber)

Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash.  read more »

Security Culture For Activists - Ruckus Society

A resource by The Ruckus Society, written by Jess Bell and Dan Spalding.

While opponents (like governments and corporations) use technology to snoop, spy and test our effectiveness, this guide walks activists through security measures we can take to safeguard ourselves against those dirty deeds.

Rise, Fall, Repat #1+2 (Readable and Printable versions)


Personal zine dealing with depression, alienation, and betrayal from the point of view of a PoC living in poverty.

I really would appreciate any and all feed-back.

Beach Beneath the Street, The : The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International by McKenzie Wark

The Beach Beneath the Street - The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International

Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, they continue to influence activists, artists and theorists. From the Invisible Committee's bestselling The Coming Insurrection to Iain Sinclair's psychogeographic explorations, their work is still found to be rich with possibilities, yet its breadth and diversity is still unexplored.  read more »

50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International by McKenzieWark

50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International

From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the Situationist International (SI) is writ large across our contemporary cultural landscape.  read more »

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive by Lee Edelman

No Future - Queer Theory and the Death Drive

In this searing nihilistic polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory.  read more »

Italian Difference, The : Between Nihilism and Biopolitics (Edited by Alberto Toscano and Lorenzo Chiesa

The Italian Difference - Between Nihilism and Biopolitics

This volume brings together essays by different generations of Italian thinkers which address, whether in affirmative, problematizing or genealogical registers, the entanglement of philosophical speculation and political proposition within recent Italian thought.  read more »

Nihilism Now! Monsters of Energy (Edited by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Diane Morgan)

Nihilism Now! Monsters of Energy

This volume aims to inspire a return to the energetics of Nietzsche's prose and the critical intensity of his approach to nihilism. For too long contemporary thought has been dominated by a depressed "what is to be done?" All is regarded to be in vain, nothing is deemed real, there is nothing new seen under the sun.  read more »

Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, The by Keiji Nishitani

The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism

1. Nihilism as Existence
2. From Realism to Nihilism: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Feuerbach
3. Friedrich Nietzsche: The First Consummate Nihilist
4. Nietzsche's Affirmative Nihilism: Amor Fati and Eternal Recurrence
5. Nihilism and Existence in Nietzsche
6. Nihilism as Egoism: Max Stirner
7. Nihilism In Russia
8. Nihilism as Philosophy: Martin Heidegger  read more »

Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction by Ray Brassier

Nihil Unbound - Enlightenment and Extinction

This book pushes nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by linking revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy with anti-phenomenological realism in French philosophy. Contrary to the 'post-analytic' consensus uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against scientism and scepticism, this book links eliminative materialism and speculative realism.
Preface  read more »

Bulent Diken - Nihilism

Nihilism (Bulent Diken)

Most significant problems of contemporary life have their origins in nihilism and its paradoxical logic, which is simultaneously destructive to and constitutive of society. Yet, in social theory, nihilism is a surprisingly under-researched topic.  read more »

Nick Land - The Thirst for Annihilation: George Bataille and Virulent Nihilism

The Thirst for Annihilation - George Bataille and Virulent Nihilism

This is an extraordinary book: genre-busting, ferociusly argumentative, laden with polemics and written in a style that occasionally reaches a pitch of aphoristic beauty comparable with Cioran or Nietzsche.
1. ‘The death of sound philosophy’
2. The curse of the sun
3. Transgression
4. Easter
5. Dead God
6. The rage of jealous time
7. Fanged noumenon (passion of the cyclone)  read more »

Kein Vergeben und Vergessen

Kein Vergeben und Vergessen

“Wenn wir nicht wissen, wie wir sprechen sollen, ist das so, weil wir nicht
wissen, was wir sagen sollen und andersherum. Und wir wissen nicht was
und wie wir sprechen sollen, weil alles banalisiert wurde auf einfache
Symbole, auf Äußerlichkeiten reduziert. Bedeutung, welche einmal als
eine der größten Quellen der Revolte galt, eine strahlende Form von  read more »

Ich bin krank, und du?

Ich bin Krank und du?

Dieses kleine Heft setzt sich mit Gesundheit und Krankeheit auf einer
gesellschaftlichen Ebene auseinander. Es beschäftigt sich mit
Themen angefangen bei der enormen Umweltveschmutzung; über
den Massenkonsum, die ungerechten Eigentumsverhältnisse und
Arbeitsbedingungen, die Raffgier, die sich auch in der industriellen  read more »

PP/POW Updates and Announcements - 31 Jul 2012


Subject: PP/POW Updates and Announcements - 31 Jul 2012
From: "NYC ABC"
Date: Wed, August 1, 2012


Here's the latest compilation of every other week updates. We've mailed
hard copies to Sundiata Acoli, Joe-Joe Bowen, David Gilbert, Marie Mason,
Eric McDavid, Daniel McGowan, Jalil Muntaqim and Sekou Odinga. Please feel
free to share this link:  read more »

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