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Facing the Enemy: A History of Anarchist Organization from Proudhon to May 1968 by Alexandre Skirda

Facing the Enemy

Drawing on decades of research, Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaging, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers, and more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by.  read more »

Coming Home to the Pleistocene by Paul Shepard

Coming Home to the Pleistocene

"When we grasp fully that the best expressions of our humanity were not invented by civilization but by cultures that preceded it, that the natural world is not only a set of constraints but of contexts within which we can more fully realize our dreams, we will be on the way to a long overdue reconciliation between opposites which are of our own making." --from Coming Home to the Pleistocene  read more »

Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections (Enlarged Edition) edited by John Zerzan

Against Civilization - Readings and Reflections

With mass poisonings, global warming and other tidings of contemporary civilization threatening the planet, shouldn’t we begin to reconsider our unthinking attachment to it?  read more »

James C. Scott - The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

The Art of Not Being Governed

For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée labor, epidemics, and warfare.  read more »

Alain Badiou - The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings

The Rebirth of History - Times of Riots and Uprisings

In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of 1848. In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes maintained by the great powers—regimes designed to impose the will of financial oligarchies.  read more »

Number and Numbers by Alain Badiou

Number and Numbers

The political regime of global capitalism reduces the world to an endless network of numbers within numbers, but how many of us really understand what numbers are? Without such an understanding, how can we challenge the regime of number?  read more »

Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth edited by Steven Best and Anthony J. Nocella, III

Igniting A Revolution - Voices in Defense of the Earth

Global warming, acid rain, deforestation, air and water pollution are but a few of the overwhelming indicators that the earth's health is worsening. For decades, environmental groups have been resisting the destructive trends set by industry and government, but as the social and political climate has changed, popular protest movements have become less and less effective.  read more »

Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle against the Prison Industrial Complex by Critical Resistance

Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle against the Prison Industrial Complex

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 offenses to the Federal criminal code. Policing at all levels is increasingly militarized and demands more and more resources. The crisis shows no signs of slowing.  read more »

Dispersing Power: Social Movements as Anti-State Forces by Raul Zibechi

Dispersing Power - Social Movements as Anti-State Forces

Raul Zibechi is one of Latin America's leading political theorists. His, his first book translated into English, is a historical analysis of social struggles in Bolivia and the forms of community power instituted by that country's indigenous Aymara.  read more »

Poetics of Resistance, A : The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency by Jeff Conant

A Poetics of Resistance - The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency

Part literary criticism, part media analysis, and part marketing handbook, A Poetics of Resistance explores the varied elements of poetics and symbolism that have helped Zapatismo emerge as something entirely new: a resolutely radical public relations campaign for human liberation.

Anarchism and Its Aspirations by Cindy Milstein

Anarchy 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?  read more »

Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel by Nunzio Pernicone

Carlo Tresca - Portrait of a Rebel

"I have sought with all my strength to elevate the moral and material conditions of the Italian workers here, and I have sought to instill in their souls the same faith in their emancipation that is alive in me. I am a soldier of the ideal."—Carlo Tresca, 1923  read more »

Battle of the Story of The Battle of Seattle, The edited by David Solnit and Rebecca Solnit

The Battle of the Story of The Battle of Seattle

With the World Trade Organization in retreat globally, do we remember the seeds of the anti-capitalist movements that blossomed and, in 1999, brought Seattle to a standstill? This collection confronts the challenges of historical memory.  read more »

Technological Society, The by Jacques Ellul

The Technological Society

This is undoubtedly one of the most important books of the twentieth century, and if you accept its thesis you won't be able to look at the political milieu in the same way ever again.  read more »

Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet by Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen

Deep Green Resistance

For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, "Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?" No one ever says yes. Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can't fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it.  read more »

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