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  • Picturing the Crisis - A new book uses art to make the horrors of mass incarceration as visual, and visceral, as possible. By Vic Liu , James Kilgore & Adam McGee Inquest May 30, 2024 When artist Vic Liu first reached out to activist James Kilgore, it was to propose the idea of improving the graphic design of Kilgore’s […]
  • Review: How Reformers Doubled Vermont AFL-CIO Membership - By Gordon Simmons Labor Notes May 24th, 2024 Photo: Vermont AFL-CIO Transforming an existing union into a more democratic and member-run organization has often proven to be a daunting—though possible—task. The pressing need to revitalize organized labor in the U.S., however, depends on such movements. Beginning in 2017, a slate of reform-minded union activists won […]
  • Recent campus occupations: History repeated - By George Katsiaficas Al Mayadeen English May 25th, 2024 There is much of the current protest movement that is new, yet the way in which it suddenly arose and became widespread has a remarkable similarity to the 1970 nationwide university strike in the United States. In response to the massive killings of Palestinians in Gaza, […]
  • Rohingya refugees in their own words – recording their unvarnished truth - CNN CNN’s Anna Coren interviews Grammy Award-winning producer Ian Brennan about his latest project: recording Rohingya refugees singing about the pain of persecution and longing for love in Bangladesh’s refugee camps. Back to Ian Brennan’s Author Page
  • Redacted Island 2. Supersociety Outlaws w/ Raymond Craib - By Redacted Island Author Raymond Craib joins to talk about his book Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age. We discuss leaving society, designing utopias, dodging taxes, island conmen, JG Ballard, Mitchell WerBell III, Buckminster Fuller, Ayn Rand, getting the bag, keeping the bag, shadow games, […]
  • Insurgent Labor with David Van Deusen on Real Progressives Podcast - By Real Progressives Podcast In a previous episode of this podcast, David Van Deusen spoke about the radical ten-point program adopted by the Vermont State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. This time, he and Steve discuss David’s new book, Insurgent Labor: The Vermont AFL-CIO from 2017 to 2023.  
  • Ian Brennan, Music producer on importance of making music in the remote corners of the world - ABCLive May 17th, 2024 ABC News’ Morgan Norwood spoke with music producer and author Ian Brennan about his new book, “Missing Music: Voices from Where the Dirt Roads End.” Back to Ian Brennan’s Author Page
  • Adventure Capitalism: Exit, Stage Right - Fardels Bear A History of the Alt-Right I love a good heist story. You know the ones, our heroes are planning a seemingly impossible task. They are the good guys, forced to operate outside the law for unjust reasons. The team is always composed of specialists: you have the getaway driver, you have the cat […]
  • Half My Friends Are Pharmacists by The Head Caution - When Bad Chemicals got invited to play a show at Reed’s Local in Chicago and only Kyle (vocals) and Dave (bass) were available, the promoter suggested Kyle just “read some stuff.” So Kyle read some poems and short stories while Dave accompanied with a 5-string bass. It went over surprisingly well. So they recorded “some […]
  • Africatown, AL— 3 star review on Songlines - By Nigel Williamson Songlines March 8th, 2024 After all Ian Brennan’s field recordings of mostly non-professional musicians and singers recorded around the world from Rwanda to Romania and Cambodia to Comoros, this intriguing recording takes him back to the country of his birth and specifically the community of Africatown, just outside Mobile, Alabama. The local […]
  • Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program: A Review in Contemporary Sociology - By Jesse S. G. WozNIAK Contemporary Sociology West Virginia University How we will finally transcend capitalism and establish a viable humanitarian alternative has been arguably the central conundrum ofleftist movements for the past century. Although Karl Marx was a masterful critic of capitalism, he rarely commented on exactly how itcan be abolished and what precisely […]
  • Upstate Anarchist Book Fair— Jonathan Lethem on Essential Dissent Podcast - Essential Dissent Podcast Jonathan Lethem is the author of The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, as well as more recent best-sellers, The Feral Detective and The Arrest. Several of his novels have been made into major movies, and his shorter works can often be found in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and many other […]
  • In ‘Insurgent Labor,’ David Van Deusen Details How Union Reformers Turned Things Around in Vermont…And How You Can, Too - By Joe Maniscalco Work Bites May 1st, 2024 In 2020, with much of the nation biting its fingernails wondering what to do if Donald J. Trump refused to leave office after losing the presidential election — David Van Deusen, then head of the Vermont State Labor Council, was ready to lead a general strike across […]
  • New book by D.Z. Shaw, Genealogies of Antifascism: Militancy, Critique and the Three Way Fight - By Xtn Alexander Three Way Fight May 2nd, 2024 In addition to the co-published PM Press and Kersplebedeb book, Three Way Fight: Revolutionary Politics and Antifascism, we are excited to see this new collection of writings from D.Z. Shaw, Genealogies of Antifascism: Militancy, Critique and the Three Way Fight. This book puts together material found on the Three Way Fight site […]
  • Ian Brennan Special on Monolith Cocktail: Rohingya Refugees/Missing Music - Monolith Cocktail April 23rd, 2024 ALBUM/BOOK: DOMINIC VALVONA PHOTO CREDIT:: Marilena Umuhoza Delli Introduction: Despite the multiple Grammy-award nominations and wins, and a reputation for capturing some of the most mesmeric, raw and sublime performances in the most dangerous of locations, Ian Brennan is often self-deprecating about his (obvious) talents as a producer. Ian would have us […]
  • Creative Resistance in Storytelling with “Kalye Pogi” – Support Our Pilot Episode! - By A Radical Guide We are thrilled to announce a unique collaboration between Pirate Studio, a socio-eco-political hub based in the Philippines, and A Radical Guide. Together, we are embarking on an exciting venture to produce “Kalye Pogi,” a groundbreaking sitcom that humorously yet poignantly exposes the daily struggles and social injustices experienced by Filipinos […]
  • Rohingya refugees in their own words – recording their unvarnished truth - CNN CNN’s Anna Coren interviews Grammy Award-winning producer Ian Brennan about his latest project: recording Rohingya refugees singing about the pain of persecution and longing for love in Bangladesh’s refugee camps. Back to Ian Brennan’s Author Page
  • A Great Way To Organize a Book - By Helena Worthen The Stansbury Forum The first thing that is striking about the new book Labor Power and Strategy is how it is organized. It is set up in a way that should be imitated, and not just for topics like labor.  The way Labor Power and Strategy is organized would work for any field where a critical dialectical […]
  • Student Gaza Protesters Are Enforcing the Law - By Jeremy Brecher May 6th, 2024 Are students who protest war and genocide in Gaza criminals? International law says no. More than 2000 protestors have been arrested in pro-Palestinian demonstrations since mid-April. They have been charged with “criminal trespass” and other crimes. University officials, police, and politicians may say that students protesting Israeli genocide in […]
  • Labor Insurgency in Vermont: One, Two, Many Vermonts!  - By Ron Jacobs Counterpunch May 3rd, 2024 David Van Deusen has been in a few labor battles.  I know because I shared some of the same trenches.  His new book, titled Insurgent Labor: The Vermont AFL-CIO, is the story of a radical attempt to realign the Vermont Labor Council along leftist, democratic and grassroots principles.  […]
  • Disability Justice Demands Abolition - When people need care, then the solution should be to get us care, not increase the risk of police violence. By Katie Tastrom The Inquest May 2, 2024 Everyone needs care, though some care is more socially acceptable to need than others. Disabled people take issue with the term “special needs,” because everyone has needs. […]
  • Anarchism at the Dawn of the 20th Century - By Firestorm Coop Anarchist historians Charlie Allison (author of “No Harmless Power”) and Zoe Baker (author of “Means and End”) discuss early 20th Century anarchism, the life of Ukrainian revolutionary Nestor Makhno, organizational strategies, and the legacy of the Platform. ABOUT THE BOOKS —– “No Harmless Power” follows the life of Nestor Makhno, who organized […]
  • Side By Side We For Freedom Will Fight - Radio Kingston Starvation Army: Band Music No. 1 – Songs of the IWW and the Salvation Army is a new album coming out Friday May 3 on PM Press and Free Dirt Records, containing brand new recordings of songs from the early 20th century that emerged out of struggles between the Industrial Workers of the […]
  • Book Review: ​Silence Is No Reaction: Forty Years of Subhumans by Ian Gasper - by A. Iwasa Trial and Error Collective Ian Glasper is a musician and prolific music writer.  His passion for the Subhumans UK and related bands is almost contagious.  This is mostly an oral history not only of the Subhumans, but also associated acts and all sorts of scenesters. Coming in at a whopping 573 pages […]
  • NoMeansNo Reviewed on Razorcake - By Ty Stranglehold Razorcake March 19th, 2024 To be a person of the punk rock persuasion from Victoria, British Columbia is to have immense pride in our greatest export: NoMeansNo. The band managed to capture minds and fanbases globally with their incredibly unique style of punk rock. The thing is no one really knew the […]
  • A Queer Ecological Framework for Environmental Justice in Appalachia - By Zane McNeil NonProfit Quarterly Historically, one of the most common arguments for the demonization of LGBTQ people is framing queerness as “against nature.” For example, in 2022, the Texas Republican party said being gay was an “abnormal lifestyle choice,” suggesting that civil rights law that protects LGBTQ people from discrimination should be revoked because […]
  • Labor Power and Strategy: A Review - Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa Watchdog This is not a perfect book for its purpose. It’s a bit crusty, aimed at union activists in the US. There, corporate abuse of labour laws is so widespread, long-term activists are perhaps more steeped in hard-core labour history, with a greater tolerance for jargon like “associative vs […]
  • Reading Between the Bars - by Moira Marquis, Senior Manager, The Freewrite Project and Juliana Luna, Intern, The Freewrite Project Pen America October 25, 2023 INTRODUCTION The State of Prison Censorship Restricting access to literature has been a longstanding practice in U.S. prisons—but not an uncontested one. In 1969, the jailhouse lawyer Martin Sostre, imprisoned in Attica, filed a number […]
  • A Transformative Discussion on Dismantling Corporate Power – May 30th - A Radical Guide, in collaboration with Move to Amend, Adbusters, and Cool World is thrilled to invite you to, “Your Vital Role in the Uprising: A discussion inspired by the ‘Manifesto for World Revolution’.” This event is proudly co-sponsored by PM Press. It will address the critical themes of the Manifesto, focusing on the hidden […]
  • What You Can’t Read Behind Bars in New York - By Rebecca McCray   New York FocusJanuary 24th, 2024 Illustration: Akash Mehta; Header image: A small selection of books banned or censored by the New York prison agency’s Central Office Media Review Committee. As book banning sparks outrage in schools and libraries, the censorship of classics like Native Son persists in New York prisons. Last […]
  • The Daily Practice of Abolition - Surviving the future means questioning the very institutions that betray us. by Scott Branson, Raven Hudson, Bry Reed The Progressive The pieces of this book meet at the intersection of many seemingly endless cycles, some that have been repeating for years, some that promise to continue into a never-ending future: a pandemic, mishandled to deadly […]
  • Review: Labor Power and Strategy: Learning from the Garment Workers - By Jeffery Hermanson Labor NotesFebruary 15th, 2023 John Womack Jr.’s new book, Labor Power and Strategy (PM Press, 2023), edited by Peter Olney and Glenn Perusek and with responses from 10 organizers, labor activists, and educators, is a timely consideration of some basic strategic principles. Womack maintains that the primary power that workers have is […]
  • Beyond Prisons Podcast— Certain Days - Josh Davidson and Leslie James Pickering from the Certain Days collective join the show to talk about 2024’s Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar and the work of their collective. We previously spoke with Josh and other folks from the collective back in 2020 and we encourage you to go listen to that episode […]
  • Silvia Federici on feminism, primitive accumulation, bodies, magic, dance… and (no) Taylor Swift - Crisis and Critique Agon Hamza and Frank Ruda sit down with the Italian feminist theorist and activist Silvia Federici to discuss her work on feminism, critique of Marx(ism), primitive accumulation, contemporary feminism, wars, and many other things. You can listen to our podcast here: https://anchor.fm/crisisandcritique If you like this and other episodes, please consider subscribing […]
  • Labor Power and Strategy: A Review - By Gabriel Winant, University of Chicago Labor Studies in Working Class History In a recent Supreme Court case, Glacier Northwest v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 174, a concrete company won a claim against its union for material costs caused by a strike. Prior to walking out, workers had left wet concrete in some mixing […]
  • The Outspoken and the Incendiary: A Literary Celebration of the Life and Work of Terry Bisson - City Lights, Locus Magazine, and PM Press present The Outspoken and the Incendiary: A Literary Celebration of the Life and Work of Terry Bisson MC’d by Ramsey Kanaan and Peter Maravelis with Diana Block, Peter Coyote, Karen Joy Fowler, Jonathan Lethem, Nick Mamatas, Kim Stanley Robinson, Rudy Rucker, and Carter Scholz This event took place […]
  • Season 1: How Terry Bisson Made Up Better Worlds— Connected Culture - A podcast about the sometimes unexpected ways people intersect created by Andy “River” Peterson.  In season one of Our Connected Culture we explore how late science fiction author Terry Bisson’s lifelong activism was central to how he imagined a better world in his 1988 novel  Fire on the Mountain, using previously unreleased and archival audio […]
  • Golbarg Bashi and McGill University students in Canada talk with Centering for Peace - By Centering for Peace Berks Community Television Faramarz Farbod talks with two McGill University students in Canada about students on a rotational hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinians and with Dr. Golbarg Bashi, an Iranian-Swedish feminist historian, about student activism for Palestine at Columbia University in New York City where she live Originally aired on […]
  • A History of Anti-Racist Action with Shannon Clay on The Final Straw Radio - By The Final Straw Radio Here’s our interview with Shannon Clay, co-author of We Go Where They Go: The Story of Anti-Racist Action. For this episode, Shannon and I walk through the book, covering some of the history of the network, how it evolved, challenges it faced, and invitations to discuss current day anti-fascist and […]
  • A Conversation with Eric Drooker on Unscripted - Unscripted Moments: A Podcast About Propagandhi Born and raised on Manhattan Island, Eric Drooker began to slap his art on the streets at night as a teenager. Since then, his drawings and posters have become a familiar sight in the global street art movement, and his paintings appear frequently on covers of the New Yorker. […]
  • Ian Brennan, Missing! Music. Voices from Where the Dirt Roads - By Alessio Surian Blogfoolk Non è nuovo a queste pagine Ian Brennan, musicista e produttore che ha avuto riconoscimenti importanti in ambito discografico: le collaborazioni con Ramblin’ Jack Elliott’s nel 2006 e quella con Peter Case nel 2007 sono state candidate ai Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, l’album “Zomba Prison Project” è stato […]
  • Jason Lamb on NoMeansNo for Quebec radio Jeudi Noir (in French) - Jeudi Noir
  • Jackson Rising Redux NYC Book Launch 1199 SEIU - International Peace Research Association The NYC book launch of PM Press’ Jackson Rising Redux (2023), edited by Kali Akuno and Matt Meyer, was held at the main union hall of SEIU 1199 as a means of building new alliances across community-labor and geographic lines. Akuno and Meyer were joined by 1199 Vice President Shaywaal Amin, […]
  • Bezos and Musk are gunning for the NLRB: Game On! - WPKN Community Radio Economist Michael Zweig and Labor attorney Arthur Schwartz analyze the attack by Amazon, Tesla and Starbucks on the National Labor Relations Board in a case that could wind up before the Supreme Court of the United States. Interview by Richard Hill, April 2, 2024
  • Labor Power and Strategy: A Review - By Robert D. Parmet New York Labor History Association, INC Labor Power and Strategy by John Womack Jr., edited by Peter Olney and Glenn Perušek (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2023)As the American labor movement recovers from its steep membership decline, students, members and friends have been forthcoming with suggestions as to how workers might best […]
  • THE FUTURE OF AN ILLUSION - Chapter 4 from Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War  (Verso 2005) By Iain Boal, T.J. Clark, Joseph Matthews, and Michael Watts An Eastern race well versed in Western culture and profoundly in sympathy with Western ideals will be established in the Orient. Furthermore, a Jewish state will inevitably fall under […]
  • Take That, Joe Manchin - By Ted Glick April 14th, 2024 “We are a married couple of 45 years. We are taking action together as elders deeply concerned about the future facing our 3-year-old grandson, all children, and all life on earth. That is why we have joined with many others to stop the destructive and abusive Mountain Valley Pipeline, […]
  • Daegu punk band Drinking Boys and Girls Choir returns home after N. America tour - By Kyle Decker and Fleurette Estes Korea Times CHICAGO — Drinking Boys and Girls Choir’s founding members Bae Meena and Kim Myeong-jin (MJ) have been relentless in the face of adversity and indifference after forming the skate punk band way back in 2013 in Daegu. Punk music has never been hugely popular in Korea, but […]
  • Matilda Bickers on Sex Work + Updates from Chiapas - The Final Straw Radio We’re happy to share our recent chat with Matilda Bickers, co-editor and contributor to the recent PM Press collection Working It: Sex Workers on the Work of Sex. For the hour we talk about labor organizing in the erotic industries, Matilda’s past experiences in publishing, hangups around sex work in radical […]
  • Mutual Aid – A Factor of Evolution – A Radical Audiobook - By Jason Bayless A Radical Guide We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new project: “A Radical Audiobook Series.” We aim to bring seminal works of radical thought into your living rooms, cars, or wherever you need a dose of revolutionary ideas. Our inaugural title in this series is “A Radical Audiobook: Mutual Aid […]
  • Jason Lamb on Prescription Punk Rock (PPR) on CKRL.QC.ca - Prescription Punk Rock (PPR) on CKRL.QC.ca
  • The Power of Saying “Nonbinary” in a Southern Accent - Read an excerpt from Y’all Means All, a new collection of essays about Appalachian queerness. By Them.us April 5th, 2022 The Appalachian hills are as gentle as they are queer. That’s the premise of Y’all Means All, a powerful new collection of essays that celebrate, affirm, and reclaim the region as a powerful source of […]
  • The Green New Deal: From Below or from Above? - By Jeremy Brecher, Senior Strategic Advisor, LNS Co-Founder While the original Green New Deal congressional resolution primarily envisioned a program at the federal level, activists and governments in local, state, regional, and civil society arenas have gone ahead and implemented many of its programs. Federal and sub-federal actions can be synergistic, but they both require […]
  • Jonathan Lethem on The Collapsing Frontier - LAPL Blog Christopher Taylor, Adult Librarian, Mark Twain Branch Library, Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Jonathan Lethem is a writer of short stories, novels, essays, and the occasional song. After publishing short pieces in science fiction magazines like Journal Wired, Isaac Asimov’s, and New Pathways in the late 80s and early 90s, his debut novel Gun, […]
  • Dave Chase reviews On Medicine as Colonialism - By Dave Chase Michael Fine, MD recently published a must read new book: “On Medicine as Colonialism” that challenges the core of what we believe about our healthcare system. 🏥💡 Dr. Fine reveals a startling truth: our healthcare isn’t primarily about health—it’s about wealth extraction, powered by colonialist tactics. This book dives into how healthcare […]
  • Michael Zweig: Overcoming the Divisions of Class, Race & Gender - Writer’s Voice Is identity politics keeping us divided? And how can activists build solidarity with others while fighting for their own rights? We talk with activist, educator and organizer Michael Zweig about his book, Class, Race and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism. Then in honor of Spring, Host Francesca Rheannon reads her […]
  • Broken Faces - By Kyle Decker Shotgun Honey he mouth heals quickly. In two or three days, this hole two-thirds of the way through the inside of my face will be gone. That is if I could just keep my tongue out of it. Ironically enough, I received this war wound preventing violence. Or, at least, attempting to […]
  • Neocolonialismo anarco-capitalista - Investigaciones Geograficas Raymond Craib Departamento de Historia Cornell University Hace dos años, el multimillonario Richard Branson logró una “victoria” trivial sobre el multimillonario Jeff Bezos en la carrera por llegar al límite de sus respectivos egos. Su carrera espacial fue positiva en cuanto a la cobertura mediática, pero había y hay poco en juego además […]
  • Fairy Fest Brings Ithaca Community Together Despite Snowstorm - The Cornell Daily Sun Despite bleak winter temperatures and dreadful, dropping snow, many locals and Cornellians gathered in the Ithaca Commons and the surrounding downtown area on March 23 to celebrate Fairy Fest, a spring festival where attendees enjoyed a day of crafts and fun in various downtown businesses dressed as fairies, elves and other […]
  • Soldiers of remembrance: a review of The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom - By Halldór H Kristínarson Shouts Music March 24th, 2024 The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom is a fascinating read for those interested in learning about social justice warriors of the past who shaped not only our modern, free world but also the world of modern music. Those who wield the swords of power have […]
  • A Double-Tongued Troubadour: An Interview with Jeffrey Cyphers Wright - by Jim Feast Rain Taxi A self-described New Romantic poet, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is also a publisher, art and literary critic, eco-activist, impresario, filmmaker, and visual artist. He is author of nineteen books of poetry, most recently a collection of sonnets and collages titled Doppelgängster: Self-Portraits in a Funhouse Mirror (MadHat Press, $21.95); his work […]
  • John Wright (NoMeansNo, The Hanson Brothers, Dead Bob) on Rad Dads Podcast - Rad Dads Podcast March 21st, 2024
  • Israel Has Formed a Task Force to Carry Out Covert Campaigns at US Universities - A major Israeli news site says Israel’s foreign affairs and diaspora affairs ministries are behind the operation. By William I. Robinson , Truthout March 23, 2024 Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission As worldwide protest escalates over Israel’s genocide of Palestinians in Gaza, academic freedom and free speech are under all-out attack on university campuses in […]
  • Jason Lamb on Judgead’s Basement Podcast - Judgead’s Basement Episode 191: John Wright of No Means No, and Author Jason Lamb talk to us about the book NOMEANSNO FROM OBSCURITY TO OBLIVION (an oral history), Jughead and John have a pre-interview discussion about topography and road atlases, how the book came to be, there is an underlying sadness alleviated by moments of […]
  • Kevin A. Young, author of Abolishing Fossil Fuels on WHMP - WHMP James Swanson on “The Deerfield Massacre”. Harvard’s atheist pastor, Greg Epstein, on life and death. GCC environmental science prof Brian Adams with UMass history prof Kevin Young on “Abolishing Fossil Fuels: Lessons from Movements that Won”. Ruth Griggs & Jim Olsen on The Back Porch Festival.
  • Jason Lamb on Kingrock Podcast - The Kingrock Podcast Author of NOMEANSNO : From Obscurity to Oblivion, radio host, former stand up comedian, Jason Lamb and i have a great conversation about his first book, documenting the Canadien punk band, NOMEANSNO! It was incredible to get to learn about a band I’ve previously heard of but never listened to and it […]
  • The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist— Josh Fernandez at Firestorm Books - Antiracist organizer Josh Fernandez discusses his new book, “The Hands That Crafted the Bomb,” with fellow writer Joe Loya, whose own memoir, “The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell,” was published in 2005. Together they discuss their respective histories of conflict with authority, writing as an outlet for rage, and the humanity of “fcked up” […]
  • Chris Robé on reactionary populism, progressive Hollywood, Eisenstein, anarchism, and surveillance - Film Adjusting the Focus on Somali-Americans: 'First Person Plural' and 'Muslim Youth Voices' by Chris Robé in PopMatters
  • Kevin A. Young, author of Abolishing Fossil Fuels - Why did you write this book and why is it important? I wanted to know how the fossil fuel industry can be defeated. Many academic studies analyze the climate emergency or the policies that can end carbon emissions, but few examine how ending emissions can become politically possible. My interest in that question stemmed directly […]
  • Rock-Fuel and Warlike People: On Mitch Troutman’s “The Bootleg Coal Rebellion” - By Jonah Walters Los Angeles Review of Books March 21, 2024 The Bootleg Coal Rebellion: The Pennsylvania Miners Who Seized an Industry, 1925–1942 by Mitch Troutman “CULM,” A CURIOUS WORD, comes from the Welsh “cwlwm,” meaning knot. But if you hear it spoken nowadays, it’s probably in one of the micro-accents of the Pennsylvania anthracite […]
  • Jason Lamb on Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey - Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey Jason Lamb spent years grinding on the Canadian Comedy Scene in a fashion that parallels the band which is the subject of his new book NoMeansNo: From Obscurity to Oblivion: An Oral History.  He talks to Will about the uniquely original punk scene that developed in his hometown […]
  • Monthly Labor Report — Edition #7 — Labor Demands a Gaza Cease Fire - Monthly Labor Report with Richard HillWPKN 89.5 FM March 5th, 2024 Michael Zweig, economist and labor historian, is joined by special guest Carl Rosen, president of the United Electrical Workers Union (UE), to discuss the nation-wide campaign by organized labor to demand an immediate and permanent cease fire in the ongoing slaughter in by Israel […]
  • In Response to Ben Fong’s review of “Labor Power and Strategy” - By Jeffery Hermanson Stansbury Forum In December of 2023 Ben Fong published a review of Labor Power and Strategy (PM PRess) in the online journal Catalyst. The review provoked a lot of discussion and continuing interest in the interview with John Womack on the topic of working class power. Jeff Hermanson, a long time organizer […]
  • Michelle Cruz Gonzales of Spitboy is Punk AF and Lived to Teach About It - By Sheree Bishop Rightnowish Podcast, KQED March 7th, 2024 Punk writer Michelle Cruz Gonzales reads from her memoir, The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band (Deb Frazin) Warning: This episode contains explicit language. View the full episode transcript. Michelle Cruz Gonzales spent her teenage years and the beginning of her adulthood […]
  • Essay #75: Chris Robé, Anarchism, Video Activism and State Repression - Film Adjusting the Focus on Somali-Americans: 'First Person Plural' and 'Muslim Youth Voices' by Chris Robé in PopMatters
  • Jason Lamb Of 93.1The Zone (Appearance From John Of NoMeansNo) Interview On 99.9 Punk World Radio FM - 99.9 Punk World Radio FM March 4th, 2024
  • The Hands That Crafted the Bomb: The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist on Revolutionary Left Radio - Revolutionary Left Radio Josh Fernandez joins the show to discuss his new biography “The Hands That Crafted the Bomb: The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist”. Together Josh and Breht have a wide ranging conversation on antifascism, teaching, prison, organizing, parenting, drug and alcohol abuse, and much more.  Check out the book HERE Check out an […]
  • Race, Gender, Class: Bishop Barber, Economist Michael Zweig on Poor & Low-Wage Voters in 2024 Election -
  • The Punk Rock Chronicles Podcast - No Means No: From Obscurity to Oblivion with author Jason Lamb By Stan Mueller, Chris Tjernagel, and Rob Imlay Punk Rock Chronicles Podcast March 11, 2024 In this installment, we’re stoked to have Jason Lamb, the accomplished writer of the groundbreaking book “No Means No: From Obscurity to Oblivion – An Oral History.” Hailing from […]
  • Various artists: Africatown, AL: Ancestor Sounds review – music that defies the darkest of pasts - From blues to industrial and rap, these extraordinary recordings showcase the community of descendants of the last slavers’ ship to the US By Jude Rogers The Guardian March 8th, 2024 early five decades after the importation of enslaved people was abolished by US Congress in 1807, the last slaver’s ship came from west Africa to […]
  • Palestine is the World (2002) - By Silvia Federici March 12th, 2024 The Israeli invasion of Palestine is an act of aggression of such gravity that it is almost impossible for me to speak of anything else. When the population of six cities and many villages is tortured daily in front of the whole world, and when those perpetrating these crimes […]
  • Dying Scene Exclusive Interview with Author Kyle Decker, Chicago, Illinois - By Fleurette Estes Dying Scene Fleurette Estes March 12 – 9:31 am Dying Scene ran into Chicago-based author and vocalist Kyle Decker several times between September 2023 and January 2024. On January 27th, 2024, Dying Scene met up with Decker at Jackalope Coffee & Tea House and Let’s Boogie Records in the Bridgeport neighborhood for […]
  • To Defeat the Far Right, We Must Build From the Bottom Up - By Luis Feliz Leon Convergence Magazine March 6, 2024 The movement to defeat the Far Right must include immigrant workers and members of other oppressed groups, working through their own independent and durable mass organizations rooted in workplaces and neighborhoods. This is the first in a series of reflections on the opportunities and challenges facing […]
  • David Van Deusen talking about Worker Uprisings Today in Rojava, France, and United States - By Cyber Dandy On this episode I have brought back two guests who have been here before, along with a third guest that we are all excited to meet. Speaking to things more familiar to those of us in the United States, David Van Deusen – former president of the Vermont AFL-CIO – has joined […]
  • Books vs Movies (or The Eternal Struggle Between Apples and Oranges) - By Kyle Decker February 24th, 2024 There’s a particular soapbox I keep finding myself on. It’s not a particularly important soapbox, mind you. It has nothing to do with social issues, morality, or the state of the world today. But every time someone says, “The book is always better than the movie.” I have to […]
  • Jason Lamb on Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey - Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey March 4th, 2024 Jason Lamb spent years grinding on the Canadian Comedy Scene in a fashion that parallels the band which is the subject of his new book NoMeansNo: From Obscurity to Oblivion: An Oral History.  He talks to Will about the uniquely original punk scene that developed […]
  • Fag Hag: A Review - Review by John Galbraith Simmons In the 1960s a small number among the young and alienated in France set in motion a revolt that took aim at political and cultural life in ways that set the stage for a permanent, ongoing critique of everyday life. Sex and sexuality, in this ambitious endeavor, constituted a central […]
  • Palestinian Children’s Book Becomes Target for Boycott and Censorship - Radhika Sainath Tries to Find a Book for Her Toddler By Radhika Sainath Lithub December 19, 2017 As a new parent, I’m now alert to a substratum of media that passed below the radar of my younger, less narcissistic, self. In the space of mild leftist parenting, this means acquiring board-book samizdat such as Click Clack Moo (cows striking for workplace […]
  • NoMeansNo announce book in Punk News - Punk News Jan 24, 2024 Nomeansno releases a oral and visual history of their band titled From Obscurity to Oblivion: An Oral History in book format. The book is written by Jason Lamb and Paul Prescott with Foreword by comedian Fred Armisen. The book is available now through PM Press.
  • Michael Zweig-Class, Race, & Gender Challenging The Injuries & Divisions of Capitalism - My Labor Radio’s Podcast In his most recent book, Michael Zweig compiles a lifetime of history studying the working class in America. This quick read is a top recommendation by so many progressive Labor leaders in this country as a helpful guide about where we began, to where we are going. Class, Race, & Gender […]
  • Michael Zweig on KMUD Friday Night Talk - On KMUD Friday Night Talk This recording starts a few minutes before the end of the previous show. Michael Zweig’s interview begins at 2:28.
  • From the Foreword to E.P. Thompson’s “William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary” - First of the Month What follows below comes from Peter Linebaugh’s Stop, Thief! The Commons, Enclosures and Resistance (PM Press, 2014). First of the Month will reprint pieces from Linebaugh’s collection of essays, which has been called a “Commonist Manifesto,” throughout 2024. The following text is an excerpt from a piece of Linebaugh’s that served […]
  • How The PM March 70% Warehouse Sale is Mitigating Capitalist Waste - Surviving The Book-Industrial-Complex Every year, millions of good books end up “pulped” by the book industry’s big distribution companies when they are returned by retail outlets and on-line stores. At PM, we pay a ransom of sorts to save our books from the grinder and landfill. We painstakingly sift through waist deep stacks of unsorted […]
  • Nardwuar vs. John Wright (Nomeansno) & Steve Turner (Mudhoney) - Nardwuar interviews John Wright (Nomeansno) & Steve Turner (Mudhoney) about their respective books “Nomeansno: From Obscurity to Oblivion: An Oral History” and “Mud Ride: A Messy Trip Through the Grunge Explosion” at Neptoon Records in Vancouver, BC Canada ! Thanks to Bev Davies for the Bludgeoned Pigs & John Lydon Pics ! Doot doo ! […]
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  • Three Way Fight book announcement and excerpt - By ThreeWayFight  Wednesday, February 28, 2024 We are publishing a book! Three Way Fight: Revolutionary Politics and Antifascism is forthcoming from PM Press and Kersplebedeb Publishing in May 2024. The book is edited by Xtn Alexander and Matthew N. Lyons, with a foreword by Janeen Porter and an afterword by Michael Staudenmaier. Here’s the description from […]
  • Food & Freedom— Wren Awry on Against the Grain - Against the Grain Reclaiming the commons sounds good in the abstract, but what’s being done on a practical level? Gaye Chan and Nandita Sharma, the Hawai‘i-based co-founders of Eating in Public, describe projects like Free Gardens and Free Stores. Also: Wren Awry discusses the volume to which Chan and Sharma contributed an essay.
  • A professor started an anti-fascist college club—and found himself under investigation - Josh Fernandez discusses his memoir, “The Hands That Crafted the Bomb: The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist.” by Mel Buer Real News Network February 15, 2024 As a community college professor, Josh Fernandez started an anti-fascist club to organize alongside his students. The school administration responded by investigating him for “soliciting students for potentially dangerous […]
  • Michael Zweig at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies - Navigating Race and Class in Today’s Political Environment” February 9th, 2024
  • Friendship & Admiration - By Louis H. Battalen The Catholic Worker January-February, 2024 Juanita Morrow Nelson and Dorothy Day were two radical pacifists committed to advocating and practicing peace and economic and social justice through the shared lens of nonviolence as both a technique and as a way of life. They shared their lives and activism side by side […]
  • Popular Enforcement of International Law from Vietnam to Gaza - By Jeremy Brecher Strike Commentaries on Substack The International Court of Justice has found that Israel’s actions in Gaza may constitute genocide in violation of international law. A US District Court has endorsed that finding and added, “It is every individual’s obligation to confront the current siege in Gaza.” What can we learn from history […]
  • The AFL-CIO Can Be Reformed, Locally and From the Bottom-Up! - by Steve Early Coutnerpunch February 16th, 2024 Changing the leadership, structure, or functioning of any U.S. labor  organization is no easy task. Activists and experts have long argued about whether dysfunctional unions are best reformed from the top-down, bottom up, or some mix of the two approaches. For the past 65 years, the main locus of […]
  • SHARPer Than Knives - By The International Anti-Fascist Defense Fund February 17th, 2024 As we’ve mentioned previously, openly holding “leftist” views (like racism = an evil that must be eradicated) in a country as tulmultous as Colombia can put a target on your back. Such was the case for six members of SHARP (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice) Bogotá, who […]
  • Peter Linebaugh’s “Great Act of Historical Imagination”* - By Benj DeMott First of the Month December 2nd, 2023 “A commonist manifesto for the 21st Century…” High praise for Peter Linebaugh’s 2014 collection of essays, Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance, went right by me. I missed the book when it came out and only grabbed it last month to pass time on […]
  • Excerpt: The City and the Commons: A Story for Our Time - By Peter Linebaugh First of the Month December 2nd, 2023 The essay posted below is the one that brought Peter Linebaugh’s Stop, Thief! home to your editor (who morphed into a “New York City man” many years ago). Linebaugh’s case for “commonizing” the city seemed fresh and audacious, though he almost lost me when he […]
  • John Barker and The Angry Brigade on Working Class History Podcast - By Working Class History Double podcast about the Angry Brigade, Britain’s first home-grown urban guerrilla group, in the 1960s and 70s, in conversation with John Barker, who was put on trial as part of the group. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get […]
  • The Hands That Crafted the Bomb - New Books Network January 25th, 2024 Josh Fernandez is a community college professor in Northern California who finds himself under investigation for “soliciting students for potentially dangerous activities” after starting an antifascist club on campus. As Fernandez spends the year defending his job, he reflects on a life lived in protest of the status quo, […]
  • Inspiring and Informative LGBT+ History Books - UK LGBT+ History Month 2024: Everything You Need to Know The Proud Trust LGBT+ History Month is an annual celebration of the lives of LGBT+ people of the past. It is celebrated every February in the UK, with each year’s celebration having its own unique theme. Discover how and why you can mark this month […]
  • NoMeansNo — From Obscurity to Oblivion charts career of Victoria hardcore punk legends - By Stuart Derdeyn Vancouver Sun Jan 24, 2024 Canadian punk legends NoMeansNo featured in new book. At its peak, there wasn’t a better punk rock band on Earth than Victoria’s NoMeansNo. Don’t believe it? You may reconsider after reading the praises heaped upon the Victoria group from luminaries ranging from Nardwuar the Human Serviette and […]
  • Meet Me in the Eternal City - Silicon Valley has alwaysdreamed of building its own utopias.Who’s ready to move in? By Kaitlyn Tiffany The Atlantic February 2024 The international airport serving the capital of Montenegro has only two arrival gates, and last spring they were busier than usual. I was there for the same reason many others were: The tiny Balkan state […]
  • How to read the ICJ decision and end genocide, war and settler colonialism - A better understanding of the legalese inherent to international law mandates reveals the tools activists can use to organize more strategically for Palestinian freedom. By Matt Meyer Waging NonViolence January 29th, 2024 On Jan. 26, the International Court of Justice, or ICJ, issued a historic decision that some progressives applauded while others decried it as […]
  • Mic Crenshaw, Moe Bowstern, Nissa Ulvin and Jay Nevilles talk It Did Happen Here - By Bryant Lake Bowl Mic Crenshaw, Moe Bowstern, Nissa Ulvin and Jay Nevilles discuss the past, present and future implications and impact of anti-racist and anti-fascist movement work. Moe and Mic are co-producers and co-authors of the It Did Happen Here Podcast and book. Jay Nevilles and Mic Crenshaw are co-founders of the Baldies. There […]
  • Robin D. G. Kelley and Peter Linebaugh on American Thanatocracy— Conjecture at the Howard Zinn Book Fair - Trinity Social Justice Institute In this special episode, co-host Christina Heatherton moderates a conversation between historians Robin D. G. Kelley and Peter Linebaugh about their work on racism, capital, and punishment. This episode was co-produced with the Howard Zinn Book Fair. Conjuncture is a web series and podcast curated and co-produced by Jordan T. Camp […]
  • 12 Teaser | Gustav Landauer: Anarchism, Utopia, Community - What’s Left of Philosophy Feb 4, 2024 In this episode, we explore the work of German anarchist Gustav Landauer. We work through the utility of utopia in political transformations and what is required to create richer communities and social life. In the end, we discover the one vibe we’re cool with: joy. Come on through […]
  • BOOK TALK: Class, Race, and Gender with Michael Zweig - Join us for a book talk on Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism with author Michael Zweig and organizers Jamel Coy Hudson, Juliet Ucelli, and Darinel Velasquez. Bringing forth the basic operations of capitalist economies, it reveals what is driving many of today’s most urgent and vexing problems: the common […]
  • New Grammy category for African music ignores almost all of Africa - The friends and collaborators catch up about the power and practicality of art. By Ian Brennan NPR February 4th, 2023 Nigeria’s global star Burna Boy (center) is nominated in Grammy’s new category “best African music performance.” Nominees are from Nigeria, South Africa and Benin. Other African musicians feel neglected. Mulatu Astatke (left) is a pioneer […]
  • Can Karl Marx & Sherlock Holmes Solve the Dastardly Deeds Done at a Rich Spa? - by Jess Flarity The FIfth Estate Karl Marx, Private Eye by Jim Feast. PM Press, 2023 Karl Marx Private Eye is a fascinating chimera: it is simultaneously a cozy mystery, a Conan Doyle parody, and a philosophical meditation on Karl Marx’s reaction to the failed 1871 Paris Commune. Author Jim Feast weaves a compelling narrative […]
  • Class, Race & Gender on My Labor Radio’s Podcast - In his most recent book, Michael Zweig compiles a lifetime of history studying the working class in America. This quick read is a top recommendation by so many progressive Labor leaders in this country as a helpful guide about where we began, to where we are going. Class, Race, & Gender Challenging The Injuries & […]
  • How the Green New Deal from Below Integrates Diverse Constituencies - By Jeremy Brecher, Senior Strategic Advisor, LNS Co-Founder Green New Deal initiatives at local, state, regional, and civil society levels around the country have drawn together diverse, sometimes isolated, or even conflicted constituencies around common programs for climate, jobs, and justice. How have they done so? The Green New Deal from Below is more than […]
  • “Foul deeds will rise” - Detective Novels: More to them than entertainment? By Peter Werbe The Fifth Estate a review ofThis Rancid Mill: An Alex Damage Novel by Kyle Decker. PM Press 2023 Foul deeds will riseThough all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.—Hamlet When C. Auguste Dupin solves the case in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders on the […]
  • It Did Happen Here Panel at Powells Books - Co-authors Moe Bowstern, Mic Crenshaw, and Erin Yanke will be joined in conversation by Jonathan Mozzochi, founding member of the Portland-based Coalition for Human Dignity; and China, dedicated activist, community organizer, doula, and educator.
  • Life Under the Jolly Roger- Gabriel Kuhn talks with Tasos Sagris for Void Network - Void Network January 25th, 2024 Over the last couple of decades an ideological battle has raged over the political legacy and cultural symbolism of the “golden age” pirates who roamed the seas between the Caribbean Islands and the Indian Ocean from 1690 to 1725. They are depicted as romanticized villains on the one hand, and […]
  • Jason Lamb gets the story on elusive punk band NoMeansNo - By Mike Devlin Times Colonist February 6th, 2024 Band members were ‘huge part’ of process in first comprehensive book on NoMeansNo. NOMEANSNO: FROM OBSCURITY TO OBLIVION, AN ORAL HISTORY Where: Bolen Books, 1644 Hillside Ave., Hillside Shopping Centre When: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Admission: Free (to register, visit bolenbooks.com) Victoria radio host Jason Lamb […]
  • Victoria, B.C., punk rock legends No Means No share their stubborn story in a new book - By John Ackermann CityNews January 13th, 2024 From 1979 until their break-up in 2016, No Means No did things their own way, commercial success be damned. Now, the story of the legendary B.C. punk rockers is being told in a new book. No Means No: From Obscurity to Oblivion follows the band that was “always […]
  • I Knew The Answer Long Ago: Leon Rosselson - Radio Kingston— Freedom Highway By Nick Panken Leon Rosselson has spent a lifetime chronicling the times in song and envisioning the birth of a world after capitalism. He joins from his home in England to walk us through his life, from growing up in a left wing Jewish household during World War II, to writing […]
  • Strategy, the Movement and Power: Debating Labour and Community Organizing - By Kurt Stand The Bullet January 16th, 2024 Two recent books, Labor Power and Strategy and Power Concedes Nothing, speak to the urgency of our times – the sense of danger, the sense of possibility, the need to grasp the moment. The fact that these are each collective efforts with multiple authors providing perspectives based […]
  • ARMED LOVE 9 – Be Gay, Do Crime w/ Lola Mieseroff - The Antifada Ex-Militant of the Homosexual Front of Revolutionary Action (FHAR) Lola Mieseroff is our guest on this installment of the Antifada sideproject on the revolutionary culture of the sixties. We talk about growing up in gay South France in the sixties, her experience in May ’68 and after, the resonance of Stonewall, what it […]
  • The Hearth of Revolution - By Hope Light, Wren Awry, and Shayontoni Rhea Ghosh Riot and Roux Jan 19, 2024 As those of us in the Northern Hemisphere settle into winter with the intensity of the ‘holiday season’ behind us, we wanted to remind folks that this season is meant for rest. Although we’re all too aware that not everyone […]
  • Josh Fernandez and Dave Self - Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour January 25th, 2024 On the 1/24/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:Dr. Andy is joined by Josh Fernandez, who kicks off the episode by mentioning the countless duties in the ongoing project of anti-fascism and his encounters with American neo-nazis amidst the punk rock scene. The two […]
  • 6 years of A Radical Guide - Freedom News Features, Jan 27th Established in 2018, A Radical Guide has grown from a directory of radical sites to a comprehensive media platform engaging with anarchist and radical movements. It began with mapping significant locations but soon expanded its reach. A Radical Guide now conducts interviews, supports and covers events, and participates in film […]
  • Author Michael Zweig talks #ClassRaceandGender on #ConversationsLIVE - Blogtalkradio Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Michael Zweig to Conversations LIVE to discuss his new book CLASS, RACE, AND GENDER.
  • Terry Bisson reading The Left Left Behind - The Left Behind novels (about the so-called “Rapture” in which all the born-agains ascend straight to heaven) are among the bestselling Christian books in the United States, describing in lurid detail the adventures of those “left behind” to battle the Anti-Christ. Put Bisson and the born-agains together, and what do you get? The Left Left […]
  • Terry Bisson: Editor, Mentor, and Friend - By Meg Elison When I met Terry Bisson, I had thought he was already dead. I had just moved to the Bay, and someone told me about the monthly event with Tachyon Publications that he emceed: SF in SF. I was a brand-new writer, trying to make the scene. And when I walked in, there […]
  • Mic Crenshaw and Moe Bowstern on Extreme Noise Podcast - By Extreme Noise Mic Crenshaw and Moe Bowstern discuss It Did Happen Here, with special guest DJ Stage One – author of The Bridge Is Over.
  • Class, Race & Gender in Journal of Working-Class Studies - By Jeff Crosby Journal of Working-Class Studies Zweig, Michael (2023) Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism. PM Press. This is a stunningly ambitious book. In just over 200 pages Michael Zweig takes on economic concepts like class formation, commodity production, surplus, and the labor theory of value, and also dialectical […]
  • Goodbye to the exceptional Terry Bisson - By Rick Klaw Tachyon All of us at Tachyon are saddened by the news of the sensational Terry Bisson’s death. Activist, editor, and writer Terry Bisson was the award-winning author of over 40 novels, numerous short stories, comic book adventures, and screenplays. His best known novels included Wyrldmaker (1981), Talking Man (1986), Fire On the Mountain (1988), Voyage To the Red Planet (1990), The Hole In the Hole, […]
  • Leon Rosselson in FolkScene - Folkscene By Allen Larman
  • Akilah S Richards: Connection and Rehumanizing - We can’t keep using tools of oppression and expect to raise free people. Akilah S. Richards founded Raising Free People Network as a media and collaboration hub for her inquiries, efforts, findings, and community organizing at the intersection of privilege, parenting, and power. “I love to facilitate discussions on the intersection of privilege, mindful parenting, […]
  • Working It: Conversation with Matilda Bickers - Anarres Project for Alternative Futures
  • Terry Bisson (1942-2024) - Locus Magazine Author Terry Bisson, 81, died in the early hours of January 10, 2024. Terry Ballantine Bisson was born February 12, 1942 in Kentucky. After attending Grinnell College in Iowa from 1960-62, and batting around LA and NY, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville in 1964. In 1962, he married […]
  • In Defense of Ska Ep 155 Josh Fernandez (Author of “The Hands That Crafted The Bomb: The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist”) - In Defense of Ska January 3rd, 2024 Does being a ska fan inherently make someone an antifascist? While this topic gets frequently debated among ska fans, it’s important to remember that antiracism and antifascism have long been an important part of the ska scene. The 2 Tone ska bands were explicit in their stance. They […]
  • New Book Examines “Class, Race & Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism” - BTL Interview with Michael Zweig, author and emeritus professor of economics and founding director of the Center for Study of Working-Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, conducted by Scott Harris Michael Zweig talks about his new book, “Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism,” written […]
  • Leon Rosselson – Chronicling the Times – a review - RNR Magazine By Boff Whalley Five stars, all the way. Anything less would be ridiculous: it would be a submission to the media dickheads that constantly tell us what we ought to like and what we ought to be listening. This is Leon Rosselson, with a hand-picked selection (by Rosselson himself) of not-hits, a quick […]
  • A graphic journey into Rojava’s revolution and resilience - By Andrew Chuter Green Left January 8th, 2024 Their Blood Got Mixed is a graphic memoir through the heart of a remarkable experiment in self-determination. Set against the backdrop of the Syrian civil war and the rise of Islamic State (ISIS), it paints a picture of the Kurdish-led revolution in Rojava, a region in north-eastern […]
  • Remembering Mulugeta Seraw - By Alec Dunn Just Seeds December 24, 2023 “Thirty-five years ago today, 28-year-old Mulugeta Seraw was a beloved son, nephew, brother, father, and community member when his friends dropped him off at his house after a party. His friends, fellow members of Portland, Oregon’s Ethiopian community, stalled their car as they began driving away, which […]
  • Katie Pearson and Mic Crenshaw talk about IDHH Curriculum - By The Jefferson Exchange Interview with Katie Pearson of OHS and Mic Crenshaw of Education WithOut Borders about the curriculum based on It Did Happen Here Sinclair Lewis watched the rise of the Fascists and Nazis in Europe and wrote the novel It Can’t Happen Here, published in 1935. The Oregon Historical Society shows high […]
  • Terry Bisson on Bookwaves discussing Any Day Now - By Richard Wolinsky Bookwaves Terry Bisson, long-time Bay Area science fiction writer, discusses his latest work “Any Day Now” and his career with host Richard Wolinsky.
  • Is a 21st Century Revolution Already Underway? - Songs, Poetry and StoriesBy Burglar for Peace Ted Glick Have Voice, Will Travel For the last 56 years I’ve been a progressive activist, organizer and writer. For the last seven I’ve been singing as a member of the Solidarity Singers of the New Jersey Industrial Union Council, as well as at a local church. And […]
  • So long, Terry - Below PM Press folks share a couple of memories of our times with the indelible Terry Bisson. “I only knew TB by reputation when he agreed to do a West Coast tour promoting the new PM Press book Love and Struggle. The author, David Gilbert, was a close friend and comrade of TB, and serving a […]
  • RSVP to the FBI, a poem by Terry Bisson - In 1985 I was one of six members of the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee, three women and three men, subpoenaed to a federal grand jury investigating, not our work, but armed actions by comrades who were underground. Following the example of Puerto Rican Independentistas (and most Leftists historically) we refused to cooperate and were for some months political prisoners. […]
  • “FRIED GREEN TOMATOES” - TERRY BISSON INTERVIEWED BY T. B. CALHOUN, an excerpt from The Left Left Behind in which Terry Bisson interviews himself. This is the first book in PM’s Outspoken Authors Series which are all edited by Terry Bisson and include in-depth interviews, short stories and novella, essays, bios, and bibliographies by today’s edgiest fiction writers. Is […]
  • Genocide Joe and the Second Nakba - By Xtn Alexander, Dec 18, 2023 ThreeWayFight First, it’s gotta be said that the masses taking to the streets against the war on Gaza and the Palestinians is righteous. It is an angry and determined righteousness. Lockdowns and street blockades. Walkouts and strikes. All are happening on a global level. New layers of folks, largely […]
  • Michael Zweig talks Class, Race, and Gender on WDVR in Newark -
  • Leon Rosselson – Chronicling the Times – a review - Morning Star UKDecember 5th, 2023 Though forgotten by the mainstream music scene, this compilation is proof that Leon Rosselson – now 89 years old – stands as one of the most important, politically sharp voices in British post-war culture.The topical folk songs here are taken from across his long and prolific career. 1987’s Ballad Of […]
  • Graphic Liberation: Image Making and Political Movements - by Josh MacPhee Just Seeds December 8, 2023 I’m very excited to announce my new book, Graphic Liberation: Image Making and Political Movements, which is being shipped from the printed this week! I’ve been slowly and quietly at work on it for the past couple years, transcribing and cleaning up the best parts of my […]
  • Best Tarot And Oracle Decks To Ring In The New Year - by Lilith Dorsey patheos.comDecember 14th, 2023 The end of the year is an auspicious time for psychics readings and divination of all kinds. As always there are a multitude of new tarot and oracle decks on the market and this is a great time to check them out. Some people believe you only need one […]
  • It Did Happen Here High School Curriculum - In the It Did Happen Here curriculum for grades 9–12, students connect policies from Oregon’s early decades to racism in the last decades of the twentieth century, including the rise of hate groups in the 1980s. They will study the experiences and actions of the diverse activists who confronted hate groups, how they built coalitions, […]
  • NoMeansNo: From Obscurity To Oblivion – Book review - By Craig Campbell Louder than War January 2nd, 2024 Canada’s greatest sibling exponents of six-string delinquency, get a well-deserved eulogy via a vital new book on the band. It’s rare these days, especially in the digital age, that it’s possible for a seminal band to if not disappear altogether then certainly slip from the public […]
  • Vermont’s New AFL-CIO President Is a Democratic Socialist and Labor Reformer - Katie Maurice is a Democratic Socialists of America member and labor activist. She was recently elected president of the Vermont AFL-CIO on a platform of boosting rank-and-file participation and building power outside the Democratic Party. By Steve Early JacobinDecember 26, 2023 Unlike some local and national unions, the AFL-CIO’s state and local bodies rarely hold […]
  • Memories of the class— A review of “Living and Dying on the Factory Floor” - By Scott of The Anticapitalist Bookclub Living and Dying on the Factory Floor by David Ranney is an excellent memoir chronicling the life of factory workers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ranney was a communist who left his tenured position at the University of Iowa in 1973 to assist with a friend’s pro […]
  • New Book Examines “Class, Race & Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism” - Interview with Michael Zweig, author and emeritus professor of economics and founding director of the Center for Study of Working-Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, conducted by Scott Harris BTLonline Michael Zweig talks about his new book, “Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism,” written […]
  • Klee Benally, cultural advocate and land defender, dies at 48 - By Kianna Joe Navajo Times Dec 31, 2023 KINŁÁNÍ-DOOK’O’OOSŁÍÍD – Klee Benally died the morning of Dec. 31, 2023. He was 48. Benally’s family will be having a family meeting later today to share a formal announcement of Benally’s life, according to an Indigenous Action social media post. Benally was from Dziłyíjiin, Arizona. He was […]
  • Leon Rosselson – Chronicling the Times – a review - By Robin Densely Songlines Jan/February 2024 The cover photo of Chronicling the Times shows Leon Rosselson playing guitar and singing in the street, the classic image of an angry protest singer. Rosselson is certainly a musical activist who has enliven many rallies and demonstrations, but he is also one of the finest, bravest and most […]
  • Hebron. April 2008. Breaking the Silence. - By Bob Ostertag It is a very special sort of hatred that envelopes you when you step into the streets ofdowntown Hebron. In the heart of an Arab city of 166,000, where one would expect to find a bustling market caressed by the smells of strong mint tea and the laughter of ever-present bands of […]
  • The Cargo Rebellion–An introduction to the historical struggle of Asian immigrants - By C.J. Bunce Borg November 12th, 2023 More than 50,000 Asian Americans serve on active duty in the U.S. military. If you enjoyed the brilliant HBO Max series Warrior, you no doubt recall being introduced to the “coolies”–actually a historical derogatory term for Chinese and Southeast Asian immigrants.  In Warrior, Bruce Lee envisioned both fantastical […]
  • How Can Workers Organize Against Capital Today? - By Benjamin Y. Fong Catalyst December 20th, 2023 John Womack’s labor strategy is about workers finding the capacity to “wound capital to make it yield anything.” But the massive challenge in today’s deindustrialized economy is locating where that leverage actually lies. Labor Power and Strategy, the new book edited by Peter Olney and Glenn Perušek, […]
  • Wobbly Musician Revives Historic Union Songs on Upcoming Album - By Douglas P. Marsh Industrial Worker November 30th, 2023 Union Songs Make Us Strong, No. 1 USMUS is an IW column dedicated to the intersection of music and worker struggle. Chris Westover-Muñoz is a conductor, creator and assistant professor in the department of music at a midwestern university. He worked for a little over two […]
  • Michael Zweig on Between the Covers - Between the Covers on WCOM Between The Covers: A Literature Quicky is a fast paced 10 minute author interview broadcast for community radio. Hosted by veteran DJ “Tofu Dave”, the conversations are intellectually stimulating, socially conscious, diversity aware, and most of all provocative and  amusing.
  • Capitalismo de aventura - Javier Milei, Elon Musk y la fantasía de una democracia tecno-libertaria. Por Ernesto Martelli Seul 10 de diciembre de 2023 res peñascos. Unos arrecifes soñados de postal de all inclusive, en el Pacífico Sur, muy cerca de Fiji y Samoa. O de Papúa Nueva Guinea. 1972. Ahí se erigió la República de Minerva: soberana, con […]
  • An activist and an economist walk into a labor movement… - Jefferson Public Radio American workers had to work hard to get some real gains in their lives, like an eight-hour day and a five-day week (mostly). But for a few decades now, things have not been going their way. The value of the minimum wage peaked in 1970, and even wages well above that have […]
  • SOCIAL PEACE, or Why are we still marching in circles? - The Break Up Theory by Shuli Branson, editor of Surviving the Future December 13th, 2023 Whatever you do, don’t break the social peace. * All they want is to keep the peace. * We can’t collude in maintaining social order. * In my previous essay, I framed my Jewish anti-Zionism as an anti-statism that extends […]
  • The Worst Evictors - Worst Evictors Bay Area Data from the Evictorbook tool and our own investigative research finds these landlords to be San Francisco and Oakland’s worst evictors since 2017. Landlords often hide their presence through obscure corporate structures and scrubbing their online presence — our research pulls back the curtain on these practices to show who’s guilty […]
  • Michael Zweig: Progressive Scholar and Author on Rag Radio - Rag Radio December 8th, 2023 Thorne Dreyer’s guest today on Rag Radio is progressive scholar and author Michael Zweig, most recently the author of Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism which we discuss on the show. We also discuss the general state of affairs in the United States, including the […]
  • Kali Akuno & Matt Meyer (eds), Jackson Rising Redux: Lessons on Building the Future in the Present - By Cath Peace News UK In the poorest state of the US, with the largest Black population and a long, terrifying history of extreme racial violence, there is a truly inspirational movement towards political, cultural and economic democracy. For the last decade Cooperation Jackson (CJ), based in Jackson, Mississippi, has been accessing land for food […]
  • Signal:  02 A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture - By A. Iwasa Synchronized Chaos “SIGNAL is an idea in motion. “There is no question that art, design, graphics, and culture all play an instrumental role in maintaining gross inequality.  They have also been important tools for every social movement that has attempted to challenge the status quo.” These words start the second issue of […]
  • Fiction Unafraid of Politics: An Outspoken Authors Panel - By A Radical Guide Once again the Howard Zinn Book Fair has created a day full of wonderful people, discussions, and fun times.  A Radical Guide teamed up with PM Press to ensure you didn’t miss meaningful conversations. The second spotlight is the Fiction Unafraid of Politics: An Outspoken Authors panel. (if you missed the […]
  • A telescope to a communist future? Review of Anton Pannekoek, The Workers’ Way to Freedom and Other Council Communist Writings - By Henry Laws Fightback Newsletter December 1st, 2023 The publication of a new collection of writings by the Dutch council communist Anton Pannekoek is welcome in the current difficult situation for the socialist movement in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We are a marginal political force, scattered amongst political organisations, infoshops, publishing collectives, loose networks, media outfits and […]
  • The Have-Not Mystery: An Interview with Jim Feast - By John Wisniewski Rain Taxi Jim Feast is the author of several collections of poetry and a founding member of the Unbearables, an action-oriented literary group based in New York City that has also produced several anthologies, including From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (Autonomedia, 2017). Feast has edited seven books by […]
  • This Rancid Mill & Kyle Decker in Chicago Reader’s Best of 2023 poll— Vote now! - By Chicago Reader Chicago Reader announced its BEST of 2023 Ballot and author Kyle Decker was nominated both for best new novel by a Chicagoan and best novelist! Show your love and check out this book by this fantastic Chicagoan! And if you like it as much as we do, vote HERE!
  • Michael Zweig on Labor Heritage Power - Labor Heritage Power
 Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant December 7, 2023 This week’s show: More Perfect Union’s Senior Writer Sean Morrow on the power of social media, Stephen J. Silvia on The UAW’s Southern Gamble and Michael Zweig on “Class, Race, and Gender”.
(NOTE: Sean Morrow will host this month’s Bread and Roses on Tuesday, […]
  • Creativity in the Capital: Josh Fernandez and Frank Stockton talk artistic struggles, commitment to craft and how to carry on - By Sena Christian Sacramento News & Reviews On a recent Monday morning, with finally a break in the rain, Josh Fernandez and Frank Stockton met for the first time at Barrio, a coffee shop in Sacramento. Fernandez has been kicking around Sacramento since 2000. He authored “Spare Parts and Dismemberment,” a poem collection, writes for […]
  •  Artists Against Colonels  - In Shades of Resistance, unexceptional people take exceptional risks Joseph Matthews, Evangeline Riddiford Graham Public Seminar December 5, 2023 Image credit: Wikimedia Commons/Paloma Velasco The adrift young American doesn’t find his idyll. It’s 1973: when Jonas Korda washes up on the Aegean islands, Greece has been under the heavy thumb of a military junta for […]
  • ‘COP28 should be the most important meeting in the history of the world’ - British journalist DAVID HILLinterviewed Jeremy Brecher in the lead-up to COP28 about why international climate negotiations fail and how a “global nonviolent constitutional insurgency” could be a climate game-changer. By Jeremy Brecher, Senior Strategic Advisor, LNS Co-Founder DH: Last year when we were in touch you said you thought COP27 “should be the most important […]
  • The Lives of Anarchists - By Gabriel Kuhn and Ole Birk Laursen LeftTwoThree A joint review of Charlie Allison, No Harmless Power: The Life and Times of the Ukrainian Anarchist Nestor Makhno (Oakland: PM Press, 2023) and Ole Birk Laursen, Anarchy or Chaos: M.P.T. Acharya and the Indian Struggle for Freedom (London: Hurst & Company, 2023). I received two biographies […]
  • New book analyzes the intersections and divisions of class, race and gender – New Day NW - KING5 Seattle Author Michael Zweig joins Amity to talk about the ideas in his new book “Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism.” Author: king5.com Published: 1:39 PM PST November 28, 2023 Updated: 1:39 PM PST November 28, 2023
  • Three Atlases of Our Time - By Gordon C. Douglas Journal of the American Planning Association November 3rd, 2023 What is the significance of an atlas these days? Does it have any utility for planners? If an atlas is simply a collection of maps, then urban professionals work with them all the time, whether specialized parcel and zoning maps behind the […]
  • The Green New Deal and the Politics of the Possible - By Jeremy Brecher, Senior Strategic Advisor, LNS Co-Founder The previous Commentaries in this series have examined many aspects of the Green New Deal that is emerging from below. This Commentary tells how the Green New Deal at the local state, and regional levels is transforming the limits of what people believe to be possible. The […]
  • How the labor movement can fight back against Capitalism in the U.S. - America’s Work Force Union Podcast Emeritus professor of economics and the founding director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Michael Zweig, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss his book “Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of […]
  • Back to the Future - The Return of the Ultraliberal Right in Argentina By Tomas Rothaus @batallonbakunin Crimethinc November 26th, 2023 Last week, the extreme right won electoral victories in the Netherlands and Argentina. The global reactionary wave that brought Donald Trump to power did not subside with his electoral loss in 2020, nor with the defeat of Jair Bolsonaro […]
  • Challenging Capitalist Modernity IV: We Want Our World Back! Resist, Reclaim, and Rebuild - Booker Prize laureate James Kelman was the keynote speaker at the opening night of the conference “Challenging Capitalist Modernity IV: We Want Our World Back! Resist, Reclaim, and Rebuild” in Hamburg, 6 April 2023.
  • Leon Rosselson, Where Are the Elephants?– a review - By Penny Stone Peace NewsOctober 1st, 2023 ‘A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when it lands there, it looks out and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation […]
  • Class, Race, and Gender with Michael Zweig - People’s Forum NYC Join us for a book talk on Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism with author Michael Zweig and organizers Jamel Coy Hudson, Juliet Ucelli, and Darinel Velasquez. Bringing forth the basic operations of capitalist economies, it reveals what is driving many of today’s most urgent and vexing […]
  • The Bootleg Coal Rebellion reviewed in Journal of Appalachian Studies 29.2 - By Lou Martin Journal of Appalachian Studies 29.2 In The Bootleg Coal Rebellion: The Pennsylvania Miners Who Seized an Industry, 1925–1942, Mitch Troutman recovers the hidden history of miners who, facing mine shutdowns and growing unemployment, continued to illegally mine and sell coal using improvised methods. The book openswith a foreword by the late Staughton […]
  • Liberty Elsewhere: Exiting Elites against the Messy Multitudes - By Megan Black Diplomatic History Within the long history of U.S. territorial ambition, a largely overlooked cadre of plotters—libertarians—dreamed of breaking new conceptual ground. Like many expansionists before them, whose antics have frequently been detailed across the pages of Diplomatic History, proponents of “libertarian exit” sought to embolden capitalist profit-seeking overseas. But unlike many before, […]
  • CITY LIGHTS LIVE! James Kelman in conversation with Alan Black - By City Lights July 9th, 2022 Booker Prize-winning novelist James Kelman in conversation with Alan Black discussing Kelman’s new novel “God’s Teeth and Other Phenomena” published by PM Press Visit link to purchase: https://citylights.com/gods-teeth-oth… James Kelman was born in Glasgow, June 1946, and left school in 1961. He travelled and worked various jobs, and while […]
  • Zweig on “Class, Race, and Gender”; Who “Oppenheimer” left out - By Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant Labor Heritage Power Hour Broadcast on November 9, 2023 “Class is about power,” says professor Michael Zweig, whose new book, “Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism” will be out later this month. He’ll be at the Shirlington Busboys and Poets on Sunday, November 12 […]
  • A New Album of Old Labor Songs Revives a Forgotten Era of Class Struggle - By Annie Levin Jacobin On the anniversary of songwriter and union organizer Joe Hill’s execution by firing squad, a new album revives early 20th-century labor movement songs, capturing the original spirit of loud, raucous brass bands. One hundred and eight years ago today, the great songwriter and union organizer Joe Hill was executed by firing […]
  • THE NEW ZAPATISTA AUTONOMY - by Uri Gordon, Freedom Countervortex Freedom Last week the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) released a declaration, setting out a new decentralized structure for the autonomous indigenous communities in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas. To get more insight into this change and its significance, Freedom spoke to Bill Weinberg, a longtime journalist and anarchist in […]
  • “Working It”: A Review in Affilia - By Doris Murphy Affilia: Feminist Inquiry in Social Work With the current interest in peer-led and community-engaged research and writing, Bickers,Breshears, and Luna’s (2023) edited collection of sex workers’ writing and images is an importantand timely anthology. Working It: Sex Workers on the Work of Sex is an edited collection of creativewriting and artwork by […]
  • Out of State, Out of Mind - By Mitch Troutman The Baffler November 14th, 2023 New York makes its waste Pennsylvania’s problem They were up there grinning, cradling trophies, covered head to toe in human shit. I was in the West End of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, for an off-road race. Nothing but homemade trucks and bragging rights, the track woven through vast […]