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  • 50 years of “Strike!” - By Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon; social media guru: Harold Phillips Labor History Today May 2nd, 2021 “So many people have been unwilling to say the word strike, but say it with me: Strike, strike, strike!” AFA president Sara Nelson’s inspirational keynote at the April 6 symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jeremy Brecher’s classic […]
  • David Correia Discusses Red Nation Rising On Radio Free Galisteo - By John Shannon Radio Free Galisteo April 27, 2021 David Correia – Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico , discusses his contribution to the book Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation. Red Nation Rising can be found at PMPRESS.org
  • The Long Struggle to Save City College of San Francisco - By Peter OlneyJacobinMay 2nd, 2021 Review of Free City! The Fight for San Francisco’s City College and Education for All by Marcy Rein, Mickey Ellinger, and Vicki Legion (PM Press, 2021). After a five-year struggle against an accrediting agency trying to shut down City College of San Francisco (CCSF), a local college that serves primarily […]
  • Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Contemporary Political Struggle: abolition x communism - UC Davis Humanities InstituteApril 26th, 2021 This event brings together our favorite thinkers of both abolition and communism not as official upper-case ideologies but as lower-case ideas about how to organize social existence. While some would say that each implies the other, tensions between the two traditions have also proliferated. Some interpreters have opposed anti-racism […]
  • Melanie K. Yazzie Discusses Red Nation Rising On Radio Free Galisteo - By John Shannon Radio Free Galisteo April 28, 2021 Melanie K. Yazzie Assistant Professor of Native American and American Studies at the University of New Mexico , discusses her contribution to the book Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation. Red Nation Rising can be found at PMPRESS.org
  • The future and the remotest beach in the world - By Mark Hurst Creative Good April 22nd, 2021 Not long ago, before the pandemic, Bob Ostertag traveled to West Papua, Indonesia. Hundreds of islands there make up the Raja Ampat archipelago, which is known for its scuba diving, as the coral reefs have not yet sustained the bleaching that is so pervasive elsewhere. The hassle […]
  • Tuesday, April 6 Capitol Calling Party: Immigration Justice - Code Pink April 6th, 2021 Today on the Show: Hunger striking to call attention to the US/Saudi Killing fields of Yemen. Also, the Burmese military junta continues to gun down protesters and purposely targeting children. And the accused murderer of environmental activist, Berta Caceres, goes on trial in Honduras, maybe? Adrienne Pine is a critical medical […]
  • The System Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis Without a Push: That’s Where You Come in - By Cynthia Kaufman Originally posted on Common Dreams February 18th, 2021 This is an all hands-on-deck moment where civil society, that means you and I, need to throw everything we have into changing the politics of business as usual. By Cynthia Kaufman Common Dreams April 12th, 2021 Bill Gates is the most recent billionaire to […]
  • COVID-19 has made housework more visible, but it still isn’t valued - Care work is just as essenThe USDA created a wildly successful universal nutrition program in public schools to alleviate the burdens of the pandemic. Make that temporary benefit permanent.tial as roads and bridges. By Natalie Shure The New Republic April 26, 2021 Feeding kids, as it turns out, is a good thing. Or at least […]
  • The Black Wobbly - By Paul Buhle DSA April 26th, 2021 It is always worth asking why the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as “the Wobblies,” retain an inescapable aura, a century since the organization’s apex and the government repression that laid them low. There are a few good reasons. The IWW not only organized furiously, from […]
  • Only racist ignorance lets Rick Santorum think America was ‘birthed from nothing’ - By Nick Estes The Guardian April 27th, 2021 Although the United States quickly accuses other nations of genocide, it hasn’t acknowledged its own genocide against Indigenous people ‘Firing Rick Santorum won’t solve these deep-seated inequalities and anti-Indigenous racism.’ Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty ImagesTue 27 Apr 2021 08.56 EDT Last modified on Wed 28 Apr 2021 08.32 […]
  • The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades—Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us - Corporations like General Mills and ExxonMobil aren’t going to save us from white supremacist violence or climate annihilation with their piddly tweets. By Lee Camp Scheerpost April 26th, 2021 By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost December 22, 1963 — exactly one month after President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated, former President Harry S. […]
  • “The Right Never Stopped Training” - Even if there isn’t a Super League, football is far from being saved. It sold its soul a long time ago By Gabriel Kuhn Originally posted on lefttwothree.org April 2021 This interview, which I conducted with martial artist and writer Sam Yang, first appeared in German in the daily junge Welt, under the title “Die […]
  • How Domestic Labor Became Infrastructure - Care work is just as essential as roads and bridges. By Moira Donegan Atlantic Magazine April 14th, 2021 Since the Biden administration released its infrastructure proposal, a semantic debate has arisen around a specific provision: the $400 billion in spending for at-home care for the elderly and disabled. Many Republicans and some Democrats have bristled […]
  • Peter Linebaugh on Democracy Now! talking about The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day - Democracy Now! April 29th, 2016 Sunday is May Day, and organizers and activists across the United States are planning celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the massive May Day marches of 2006. That year, more than 1.5 million people took to the streets to support workers’ and immigrant rights. It was one of the […]
  • The Story of Ben Fletcher - By Erik Loomis Lawyers, Guns & Money April 18th, 2021 The labor historian Peter Cole lays out the main points from his new biography of the little known Black Wobbly Ben Fletcher and they are well worth your time this Sunday morning. Never graduating from high school, Fletcher joined hundreds of thousands of rural Black […]
  • Peter Linebaugh’s overview of the historical roots of the traditional workers’ day - Originally posted on libcom.org October 4th, 2010 The Green Once upon a time, long before Weinberger bombed north Africans, before the Bank of Boston laundered money, or Reagan honored the Nazi war dead, the earth was blanketed by a broad mantle of forests. As late as Caesar’s time a person might travel through the woods […]
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  • Native Liberation and a World Without Borders - By Gabriel KuhnLeft Two ThreeApril 22nd, 2021 A review of Nick Estes, Melanie K. Yazzie, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, and David Correia, Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation (PM Press, 2021). Where to start? I was excited for this book for several reasons. One was a longstanding interest in the liberation struggles of […]
  • Margrit Shiller on The Prison Radio Show - This show features a long interview with Margrit Shiller, author of the recently translated book “Remembering the Armed Struggle” about her time in the Red Army Faction, an armed struggle group in Germany that was active between 1970 and 1998. Shiller was involved in the group between 1971 and 1977 and spent most of those […]
  • More on The Burmese Military Who Continue to Murder Protestors— Adrienne Pine on Flashpoints - Flashpoints April 7th, 2021 Today on the Show: Hunger striking to call attention to the US/Saudi Killing fields of Yemen. Also, the Burmese military junta continues to gun down protesters and purposely targeting children. And the accused murderer of environmental activist, Berta Caceres, goes on trial in Honduras, maybe? Adrienne Pine is a critical medical anthropologist […]
  • A Real Slut in the Making: Melissa Febos’s Girlhood Through the Lens of Silvia Federici’s Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women - By Corinne Manning Brooklyn Rail April 2021 Melissa FebosGirlhood(Bloomsbury, 2021) Silvia FedericiWitches, Witch-Hunting, and Women(PM Press, 2018) There is something about Girlhood, the newest essay collection by Melissa Febos that makes me want to address this review directly to the author. I know that a review of a book never suggests connection with the author. […]
  • HUMAN MOBILITY: VOICES, VIEWS and ACTIONS - On the ocassion of the oficial launch, ARGOS – International Observatory on Migration and Human Rights invites you to the discussion and poetry recital: “HUMAN MOBILITY: VOICES, VIEWS and ACTIONS” Friday April 16
  • Pangayaw and Decolonizing Resistance: Anarchism in the Philippines Online Book Launch - Bas Umali is a longtime organizer living in Metro Manila. He has been involved with digital and physical infoshops, mobile education initiatives, climate crises campaigns, natural disaster relief programs, and bringing solar technology to marginalized communities. Bas has worked for an NGO concerned with rainforest rehabilitation and driven Grab and Uber vehicles. Today, he provides […]
  • SUSAN SONTAG, SERIOUSLY - By Susie Day Susan Sontag. She was a brand long before most writers knew they needed one. Even if you’ve never read a Sontag book, you can still engage with her seriousness by studying her darkly handsome, scathingly sensible face, as photographed by Richard Avedon or Diane Arbus or Annie Leibovitz. A major 20th-century cultural […]
  • Football Has Been All About Money for Some Thirty Odd Years - Even if there isn’t a Super League, football is far from being saved. It sold its soul a long time ago By Gabriel KuhnOriginally posted on Forum.euApril 2021 picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS | Frank Augstein What a ballyhoo. At midnight on 19 April, 12 European football clubs, six from England and three each from […]
  • Bizhan Khodabandeh: Activism Through Art And Comics— RVA Magazine - By Marilyn Drew Necci RVA Magazine December 23rd, 2013 “I know it might come across as cliche, but I find inspiration in everything. Good artists excel most when they recognize patterns that are social, philosophical, physical, historical, political etc. An artist’s ability to utilize these patterns to provide delight or insight can be quite powerful […]
  • Labor Politics in Ethiopian-Chinese Encounters - By Ralf Ruckus April 20th, 2021 [english] – This podcast is part of the online discussion series China and the Left. Announcement: China’s global capitalist expansion—prompted by Jiang Zemin’s Going Out Policy and, more recently, Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative—has given rise to numerous Chinese-run construction sites across Africa, as elsewhere. These building sites are […]
  • Drinking and Drashing: Torah with a Twist— Adrian Shanker - By Drinking and Drashing Storytelling. Innovation. Jewish Values. Leadership. Midrash. Entrepreneurship. Mixology. Community. Engagement. Torah. This is a podcast about YOU. Each week we invite an incredible guest or two (or more!) to join us in conversation about the values that drive their incredible work and how a tumbler of Torah might make a magnificent […]
  • Ben Fletcher—Unsung Hero of the Working Class in Counterpunch - By Ron Jacobs Counterpunch April 16th, 2021 Ben Fletcher is the definition of an unsung hero. He was a Black union organizer in a time when racial segregation on the job and in the community was the de facto norm and most labor unions enforced that norm. Ben Fletcher joined the one union that didn’t–the […]
  • Bob Ostertag on WFMU’s Techtonic with Mark Hurst - By Mark Hurst Techtonic, WFMU April 19th, 2021 Links: • Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat: Technics and Civilization in the 21st Century, by Bob Ostertag, published by PM Press. (Use coupon code ANTHROPOCENE for 20% off.) Listeners in the UK: Use this UK link for the ebook. • Bob Ostertag’s author bio on the […]
  • Québec City, April 2001: The Revolutionary Anti-Capitalist Offensive - Anarchists Confront the Summit of the Americas By CrimethIncApril 19th, 2021 In April 2001, at the high point of the so-called “anti-globalization” phase of the worldwide anti-capitalist movement, anarchists from all around North America converged in Québec City to oppose a transcontinental summit intended to establish a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” (FTAA). The […]
  • PW Recommended Summer Read: The Day the Klan Came To Town - By Calvin ReidPublishers Weekly Campbell’s graphic novel is a fictionalized version of a real event in 1923 in which 30,000 Klansmen converged on Carnegie, Pa., in an ominous display of white supremacy. But the residents of Carnegie—Catholics, Jews, and a growing population of immigrants—had other ideas. Campbell returned to his hometown to research the event […]
  • Ben Fletcher and Multiracial Union Organizing in Philadelphia - By Philly Socialists Ben Fletcher was an influential union organizer and orator from Philadelphia who cofounded the Local 8 of the Marine Transport Workers Industrial Union in 1913. The Local 8 was a uniquely interracial union containing African American, Irish American and other European immigrant dock workers that promoted anticapitalist and antiracist ideas. After traveling […]
  • The Pill by Meg Elison (from Big Girl) 2021 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novelette - Tor.comApril 13th, 2021 The finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards, the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, and the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult book have been announced! You can read the full list below. There were 1249 valid nominating ballots (1246 electronic and 3 paper) received and  counted from the members of the […]
  • Covid-19 has made housework more visible, but it still isn’t valued - Without monetary compensation, we won’t adequately recognize how housework underpins the economy. By Kevin SapereWashington Post April 8, 2021 A year of the coronavirus pandemic has spurred a new debate about how we divide housework and child rearing. Stories have frequently emerged of children passing by fathers to demand more from overworked and overwhelmed mothers […]
  • Strike! 50th Anniversary Symposium on Jeremy Brecher’s Labor History Classic - Rutgers LEARNApril 8th, 2021 On April 6, 2021, Rutgers LEARN, the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) in the School of Management and Labor Relations, Labor Notes, and the Labor Network for Sustainability hosted an online symposium on the classic labor history book, “Strike!” (Visit: https://blog.pmpress.org/authors-arti…​) Since its original publication in 1972, no book […]
  • How Corporate America Supports Racism, Hatred & Exploitation (in New & Fun Ways!) - Corporations like General Mills and ExxonMobil aren’t going to save us from white supremacist violence or climate annihilation with their piddly tweets. By Lee CampScheerpostApril 8th, 2021 By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost If you’ve been paying even a modicum of attention to the world at large, you’ve noticed that white supremacists constitute a […]
  • A Response to “Spontaneous Combustion” - By George KatsiaficasThe Institute for Anarchist StudiesMarch 16th, 2021 Jason Del Gandio and AK Thompson, eds. Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution  (Albany: SUNY Press, 2017) Hillary Lazar and Paul Messersmith-Glavin provide an introductory framing for this discussion here. The publication of Spontaneous Combustion is a significant indication that popular uprisings are increasingly understood as […]
  • Anti-Racist Unionism: Ben Fletcher and the IWW - By the Red Caucus How long have labor activists struggled toward racial unity against capitalism? Join us on March 20th as we host author Peter Cole to discuss the life and times of the remarkable Ben Fletcher, a black Wobbly longshoreman from the early 20th century who led one of the most racially diverse unions […]
  • A Black Polymath Writes the Resistance: Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul? by Jesse McCarthy - By JJ Amaworo Wilson In his introduction, Jesse McCarthy writes that the twenty essays in Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul? are true to the word’s French etymology: essai. Essais are “attempts.” But in this outstanding collection, the pieces are more than this. They are experiments that audaciously integrate art, music, literature and politics, […]
  • Love & Rage: The Eros Effect and Spontaneous Combustion - It’s Going DownApril 5th, 2021 There are moments in history when revolutionary fire seems to ignite the world’s imagination and protests erupt from one country to the next. The democratic revolutions of 1848 that inspired Bakunin and Marx. The countercultural youth rebellions, antiwar demonstrations, and Black Power movements of 1968. The alter-globalization movement that began […]
  • ’90s feminist punks Spitboy reissuing discography on Don Giovanni w/ liner notes by Billie Joe Armstrong - By Andrew SacherBrooklyn VeganApril 6th, 2021 Bay Area feminist punk band Spitboy only existed from 1990 to 1995 but they left a big impact during that time and remain influential today. They frequented 924 Gilman and put out releases on Lookout!, Ebullition, and Allied Recordings (including a split with Los Crudos), and their fans and […]
  • Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry Book Talk at the Potters House - April 1st, 2021 Adrienne Pine is a critical medical anthropologist whose work has explored the embodiment of structural violence and imperialism in Honduras, cross-cultural approaches to revolutionary nursing, and neoliberal fascism. She has served as an expert country conditions witness in around 100 asylum cases over the past fifteen years. Adrienne is an assistant professor at […]
  • The Planetbreaker’s Son: Excellent introduction to this multi-faceted writer - By Marion DeedsFantasy LiteratureFebruary 18th, 2021 5 stars PM Press’s Outspoken Authors imprint published The Planetbreaker’s Son (2021) by Nick Mamatas. The slim book includes the titular novella, the SF story “Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring,” a personal essay called “The Term Paper Artist,” and an interview with Mamatas hosted by Terry Bisson. […]
  • Free Them All! : Matt Meyer on Kuwasi Balagoon— on Final Straw Radio - By Final Straw RadioApril 6th, 2021 Kuwasi Balagoon: A Soldier’s Story This week we had the chance to interview Matt Meyer, who, among many other pursuits, is a retired professor and an editor of A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist, out from PM Press, which highlights the life and writings of […]
  • Who is Abdullah Öcalan? - This panel with Havin Guneser, author of The Art of Freedom: A Brief History of the Kurdish Liberation Struggle, will address who Abdullah Öcalan is through his personal and political biography. We will explore the question of Abdullah Öcalan as a leader of peoples and women in particular, while a source of fear for those […]
  • A Tribute To Ben Fletcher at Firestorm Books and Coffee - By Firestorm CollectiveMarch 31st, 2021 To mark the publication of a revised and expanded edition of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, author Peter Cole is joined by Professor of Law Ahmed White to discuss the legacy of an American working class hero. The Book: https://firestorm.coop/products/15513…​ https://firestorm.coop/​​ Community Calendar: https://firestorm.coop/calendar.html​​ Community […]
  • Discussion with Mic Crenshaw, host of the podcast series, It Did Happen Here - By David RovicsMarch 28th, 2021 We spend the hour with hip-hop artist and Anti-Racist Action cofounder Mic Crenshaw, author of an upcoming book about Black skinheads on PM Press, and cohost of a fantastic new podcast series about the early days of ARA and related networks in the struggle against the far right, It Did […]
  • GANGSTA RAP MADE ME DO IT: The Artivism of Comics Panel with Bizhan Khodabandeh - MECCAcon2020September 19th, 2020 Everything isn’t about capes, super powers, and utility belts. The world has a lot of… real things going on right now. Many comic artists and writers create comics and cartoons to tackle social injustice head on. Not only is it a way to express their feelings, it also reaches different types of […]
  • Racial Justice Demands We Cancel Student Debt - By Mickey Ellinger and Marcy ReinOrganizing UpgradeMarch 29th, 2021 Rally in Philadelphia on Jan. 4, 2021 demanding that President Biden cancel all student debt on his first day in office. The action was co-sponsored by 10 organizations, among them the Debt Collective, Black Lives Matter Philly, Philly DSA, and the Caucus of Working Educators. Photo from […]
  • Loving the Library II - By G. H. Mosson Loving the Library (Second Play List 2021)By G.H. Mosson During the pandemic, my family kept using the library. In Maryland, after libraries shut down with the state’s declaration of an emergency, they re-opened for curbside pick-up and online ordering.We wore masks. We stood in line. It didn’t take too long. Of […]
  • White Riot— The Day the Klan Came to Town in Style Weekly - By Rich Griset Style WeeklyMarch 23, 2021 Local artist highlights little-known KKK riot in new graphic novel. “The Day the Klan Came to Town,” a graphic novel written by Bill Campbell and illustrated by local artist Bizhan Khodabandeh. Though you’ll find little written about it in the history books, on the evening of Aug. 25, […]
  • Why Biden’s Choice to Bomb Outer Space Is So Damn Exciting - At a time of unprecedented crises, what Americans and the world needs most is obviously another arena for humans to annihilate each other in. By Lee CampScheerpostMarch 29th, 2021 By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost President Biden has announced he will be continuing to build Donald Trump’s Space Force — an idea Trump probably […]
  • ‘Nobody else could make this music’: the return of underground punks Rudimentary Peni - By Iain AitchThe Guardian UKApril 20th, 2021 Namechecked in the Oscar-nominated Sound of Metal, frontman Nick Blinko explains how he negotiated serious mental health issues to make astounding visual art and music T he succession of cult band shirts worn by Riz Ahmed for his Oscar-nominated leading role in Sound of Metal establish the insider […]
  • Black Metal Rainbows Interview (in Bulgarian) - Станимир Панайотов и Daniel Lukes: Блек метълът е твърде добър, за да го преотстъпим на нацитата Константин Георгиев Снимка: Станимир Панайотов & Daniel Lukes, дизайн на книгата Jaci Raia Куиър общността често се гордее със своето разнообразие. В нея, поне на теория, има място за всички, независимо от пола, формата на тялото или музикалния вкус. […]
  • ANTIFA to sue George Soros for unpaid wages - By Sammy GullanFreedom News UKApril 1st, 2021 This week court cases began in several countries against George Soros for what is believed to be a legal first for anarchists. Many ANTIFA groups are already on indefinite strike. The exception being the UK where anti-trade union legislation means a six-week wait for the outcome of a […]
  • La Commune 2021— Free Virtual School on the Paris Commune - From March 18th through early June 2021, writer and scholar Roxanne Panchasi will be hosting a virtual free school focused on the Paris Commune of 1871 in collaboration with UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness.  Lasting 10-12 weeks, the free school will be open to the wider public. Anyone can participate by taking in the content shared each week, by attending online events […]
  • 150th Anniversary of the Paris Commune: A discussion with Mitchell Abidor & Vicky Osterweil - March 18, 2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune. Join Vicky Osterweil, author of In Defense of Looting, in conversation with Mitch Abidor, editor and translator of two books on the fighters in the 1871 uprising, Communards and Voices of the Paris Commune, as they recount what happened over the 71 days that […]
  • Interview with Peter Cole in Partisan Magazine - Author of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly By LuisaPartisan MagazineMarch 30, 2021 Interview Transcript: Luisa: Peter, thanks so much for joining us. If you don’t mind, I’ll just go ahead and ask you: the IWW was founded as an anti-racist organization because its members understood racial divisions as a tool […]
  • Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War in Peace News - By Henrietta CullinanPeace NewsMarch 1st, 2021 This book offers an unusual perspective on the Catholic Left, focusing on groups that formed to protest against the US draft during the Vietnam War.  Famous examples such as the Baltimore Four and the Catonsville Nine, who destroyed thousands of draft cards, inspired dozens more, including Ted Glick’s own […]
  • Michelle Cruz Gonzales on I Wanna Jump Like DeeDee podcast - By Giles SibbaldI Wanna Jump Like DeeDee PodcastMarch 21st, 2021 Michelle Cruz Gonzalez is an extraordinary Xicana woman who emerged onto the 1990’s U.S. West Coast punk rock scene in the legendary hardcore punk band Spitboy. She is an author and educator who lives the values that punk rock taught. Her memoir, The Spitboy Rule: […]
  • Bizhan Khodabandeh on Tantric Conversation Podcast - Tantric ConversationMarch 19th, 2014 Bizhan is a fascinating guy and a talented artist. I’ve known him a short time but already have had some long conversations. He is an illustrator and the author of several comic books which can be found here. Back to Bizhan Khodabandeh’s Author Page
  • Crossroads: I Live Where I Like on BAR Book Report - By Roberto SirventBAR Book ForumMarch 24th, 2021 BAR Book Forum: Koni Benson’s “Crossroads: I Live Where I Like” This book challenges the myth that 1994 was the turning point in South Africa — because the liberation process is unfinished. “Forced removals were not considered in the famous 1994 Truth and Reconciliation Process.” In this series, we […]
  • Rachel Levine Makes History As 1st Openly Trans Federal Official Confirmed By Senate - By Laurel WamsleyNPRMarch 24th, 2021 Dr. Rachel Levine testifies last month at the Senate confirmation hearing for her nomination as assistant secretary for health. Levine previously was Pennsylvania’s secretary of health. Caroline Brehman/Pool/Getty Images The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human […]
  • Witches, Witch-hunting, and Women in Anarchist Studies Journal - By Kimberly CroswellAnarchist StudiesFebruary 2021 Silvia Federici’s Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women is an important feminist intervention in the history of Western capitalism that exposes the continuum between historical and contemporary cultures of misogyny. The book is dividedinto two parts. Part one outlines the growing interest in re-examining European witch-hunting as the phenomenon ‘that paved the […]
  • ‘The Day the Klan Came To Town’— on Visu.News - By Zach RobertsVisu.NewsMarch 13th, 2021 I’m here this week with publisher and author Bill Campbell who has a new graphic novel that’s doing some crowd fundraising called The Day the Klan Came to Town. The book is a collaboration with artist Bizhan Khodabandeh and will be published later this year at PM Press (pre-order from […]
  • Working Class History Conversation at Firestorm Books -
  • Birth Strike in Labour/Le Travai - By Erna KurbegovićLabor/Le TravaiFall 2020 Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work by Jenny Brown (review) Erna Kurbegović Labour / Le Travail, Issue 86, Fall 2020, pp. 210-212 (Review) Published by The Canadian Committee on Labour History DOI For additional information about this article [Access provided at 19 Feb 2021 21:08 GMT from Columbia […]
  • Witch Camp (Ghana): I’ve Forgotten Now Who I Used To Be review – magical sound of the marginalised - By Dorian LynskeyThe GuardianMarch 13th, 2021 (Six Degrees)Sung in little-spoken Ghanaian dialects, these haunting, spontaneous songs by women accused of witchcraft are unlike anything you have ever heard Now that it is fashionable for aggrieved political factions to dismiss criticism as a “witch hunt”, it’s worth remembering what makes actual witch hunts so pernicious. It’s […]
  • Fanbase Press Interviews Bill Campbell - on Launching the Kickstarter Campaign for ‘The Day the Klan Came to Town’ Graphic Novel Fanbase PressMarch 2021 The following is an interview with writer/comics creator Bill Campbell (publisher – Rosarium Publishing / writer – Sunshine Patriots) regarding the launch of his Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming graphic novel, The Day the Clan Came to […]
  • The People’s Republic of Neverland in Antigravity Magazine - By Julia EngelAntigravity MagazineMarch 2021 Author Robb Johnson has broken the mold of traditionalism as both a teacher and a writer theorizing on ethical teaching. Or has he? In The People’s Republic of Neverland: The Child Versus the State, Johnson queries the many-layered issues surrounding state-controlled education systems: the role neoliberalism has played in this […]
  • Never Forget The Paris Commune – Part 1 - A political education film to mark the 150th anniversary of the first workers’ government. Narrated by Paul Mason @pariscommune21
  • Rebel Songs (2021): new album from David Rovics and friends - March 9th, 2021 Feel free to share this press release, in whole or in part, in any form, anywhere, with or without attribution. The first album from David Rovics of 2021 is out now on Bandcamp and will soon be up on all the usual music streaming platforms, including SoundCloud’s new streaming platform, when it […]
  • Working Class History in Antigravity Magazine - By Marisa ClogherAntigravity MagazineFebruary 2021 Working Class History doesn’t function as a narrative so much as reference material. The book is organized by month, moving chronologically. Each day of the year lists two events in history that occurred on that day that have contributed to the working class struggle (for example: on January 8, 1896 […]
  • Facebooking the Anthropocene on The Wire - By Emily PothastThe WireMarch 2021 Robert Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or pigeonholed. He has published more than twenty albums of music, five books, and a feature film. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages, beginning with his work as a journalist covering the civil war […]
  • Gurrumul, Omar Souleyman, 9Bach and DakhaBrakha: the best global artists the Grammys forgot - By Ian BrennanThe GuardianMarch 11th, 2021 Lebanon’s Mashrou’ Leila, Japan’s OOIOO and Syria’s Omar Souleyman are among artists from regions that have never been recognised by the Grammy’s global category. Composite: Tarek Moukaddem, Gonzales Photo/Christian Hjorth/PYMCA/Avalon/Universal Images Group via Getty Images From the Godfathers of Arabic rap to the father of Ethio-jazz, Grammy-winning producer Ian […]
  • Interview with author Nick Mamatas, The Planetbreaker’s Son on The Avid Reader - The Avid ReaderMarch 2021 Nick Mamatas is the author of three novels, including the Lovecraftian Beat road novel Move Under Ground, and Under My Roof, a novel of neighborhood nuclear supremacy. With Brian Keene he wrote The Damned Highway and with Ellen Datlow edited the anthology Haunted Legends. His how-to pamphlet on writing, Starve Better, […]
  • Bizhan Khodabandeh on MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast - By Adam GreenfieldMakingcomics.com September 30th, 2016 The world these days is far from easy to understand. Sometimes there’s an answer and sometimes there isn’t. And sometimes, it takes all we have to find a way to even try to comprehend everything. But perhaps that’s where art comes into play. Maybe, just maybe, our sight becomes […]
  • Ben Fletcher, vita e tempi di un Wobbly nero (Italian) - Posted In Editoriali Organizzatore e oratore per l’Industrial Workers of the World – storicamente, il sindacato più radicalmente inclusivo d’America – Ben Fletcher è stato un eroe della classe lavoratrice dei suoi tempi. Benjamin Harrison Fletcher si colloca sicuramente tra le persone afroamericane dell’inizio del XX secolo più importanti, nonché tra i primi sindacalisti e […]
  • Books: Free City and the fight for community college education - A comprehensive history tells the story of the struggle to preserve SF’s City College — and block the neo-liberal approach to education. By Bill Shields48hillsMarch 8th, 2021 Years ago I read a book called Tally’s Corner by the then-ground-breaking sociologist Elliot Liebow. You can be a participant observer, Liebow said, in his case cutting through […]
  • Self-determination: Kurdistan, Scotland and Beyond – An Interview with James Kelman - Connor Hayes speaks with writer James Kelman about a wide variety of topics, including self-determination, British history, literature, the tradition of Scottish common sense philosophy, and the Kurdish freedom movement. March 9th, 2021 James Kelman is novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and activist from Glasgow, Scotland. He has long been involved in political activism, […]
  • The Grammys have a major problem with global diversity. Lip service isn’t going to solve it - By Ian BrennanThe GuardianMarch 10th, 2021 Renaming the world music category does little to fix its pattern of exclusion, which has robbed audiences of truly global talent his past summer the Grammys academy summoned an emergency meeting, circumventing its own rules and standard procedure to fast-track a name revision for World Music: the lone international […]
  • Asylum for Sale in Antigravity Magazine - By Morgan DowdyAntigravity MagazineFebruary 2021 Mainstream discourse tends to reduce the concept and practice of asylum to narrowly-defined moral and legal questions. Western countries are morally ranked by the size of their quotas and the performative enthusiasm of their humanitarian rhetoric. Asylum seekers themselves are discussed as either cynical opportunists gaming the system, or noble […]
  • International Peace Delegation Imrali 2021 - International Initiative | Monday, March 1, 2021 Complete report of the delegation The International 2021 İmralı Peace Delegation published a comprehensive report about their findings. A PDF of the full report available for download here. The International 2021 İmralı Peace Delegation has published its final report. Please download the PDF for the complete report. The […]
  • Ben Fletcher & the Legendary IWW Local 8 w/ Peter Cole— Laborwave Radio - FebruaLaborwave Radio Peter Cole joins the show to discuss the second edition of his book Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly published by PM Press. The range and scope of this episode expands over the backdrop of early 20th century Philadelphia and recounts the biographical details of Wobbly organizer Ben Fletcher […]
  • Life and Times of a Black Wobbly & Strike the Hammer - February 18th, 2021Your Rights at Work DC’s call-in show about worker rights: those you have, those you don’t, how to get them and how to use them. Broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM​Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith Peter Coleis a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the […]
  • Interview with Silvia Federici by Sara Buraya Boned - By Sara Buraya BonedL’InternationaleDecember 2020 Interview recorded on Zoom between Madrid and New York on 18 December 2020 Sara Buraya Boned: The pandemic has made the injustices of the capitalist way of life for the majority of people all the more visible. It has shown up the crisis of the system, in both its material […]
  • What have people been reading during COVID? - We’ve officially lost more than a year to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of the spread of this deadly disease, it’s been the year of the George Floyd uprisings, antifa and anarchists, fascists and white supremacists, censorship, insurrection, billionaire wealth-grabs measured in lives lost, inspiring union gains, and so much more. For many […]
  • Peter Cole on Ben Fletcher at The Commune - February 25th, 2021
  • “… a worthy showcase of Mamatas’s skill.” — Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly March 2021 A science fiction novella, a fantasy short, a personal essay, and an interview make up the eclectic but impressive latest from Mamatas (Sabbath). The title novella is the main event, exploring a futuristic society that exists inside a vast technological dome connecting disparate pieces, called planets. The planetbreaker, who wanders the […]
  • Stuart Christie’s Life and Legacy w/ The Stuart Christie Memorial Archive - By 12 Rules For WHAT Jess Thorne joins us to discuss the life and passing of Stuart Christie, one of the UK’s most famous anarchists who is perhaps best known for participating in a plot to assasinate Franco in 1964. We also discuss the radical prisoner support group which Christie refounded, the memorial archive and […]
  • Documenting City College’s Fight for Free City - By Shayna Gee The Guardsman February 23rd, 2021 Free City! The Fight for San Francisco’s City College and Education for All is a part-analysis, part-narrative book co-authored by Marcy Rein, Mickey Ellinger, and Vicki Legion. Published in early February, Free City! follows five years of organizing that eventually resulted in the implementation of free tuition […]
  • Re-enchanting the World in The Journal of Peasant Studies - By Asanda BenyaThe Journal of Peasant StudiesFebruary 2021 The title of Federici’s book ‘Re-enchanting the World’ is a wordplay on a lecture given by Max Weber in 1917 entitled ‘Science as a Vocation’ where Weber talked about the disenchantmentof the world, by which he meant the disappearance of the‘religious and sacred from the world’. Drawing […]
  • Ben Fletcher, militant labor leader - Peter Coleis a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cole is the author of the award-winning Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area and Wobblies […]
  • A Window or a Wall? Pedal Miranda’s Ongoing Acts of Resistance - By Susie Day Photo: Pedal Miranda on Orchard Beach, NY, early this year. Credit: Lina Reyes.
  • New tool shows how Amazon and other book publishers are killing accessibility of books - Image description: a Twitter-sized rectangular image that reads “The digital book revolution is not the paragon of accessibility that has been advertised” with a graphic of falling books above the text and the URL WhoCanGetYourBook.com below. Fight for the Future has built a new tool to highlight the inequities in the digital publishing revolution. Public […]
  • It’s Time for Major Wealth Redistribution — Yes, I Mean It. - No need to be all apologetic about it, either, since we would just be reclaiming the trillions taken by the billionaires. Lee Camp is an American comedian, writer, activist, and host and co-creator of the hit comedy news show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp and Redacted Tonight: VIP on RT America. He’s a former Headline […]
  • Unprepared for COVID, Texas Women’s Prison Was Equally Unprepared for Uri - By Victoria Law Truthout February 20th, 2021 Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women and regularly covers prison issues for Truthout and other outlets. Her latest book, Prison […]
  • How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing (Feat. Lindsay Ellis and Dr. Z) | It’s Lit - For more It’s Lit, subscribe to Storied: http://bit.ly/pbsstoried_sub​ Although we are currently living through a pandemic that has disrupted our lives and will shape the course of humanity, pandemics have been around since the dawn of civilization, as have stories about fictional pandemics. So now seems like as good a time as any to explore […]
  • San Francisco prosecutor seeks father’s release in infamous 1981 Brink’s heist - In this Nov. 23, 1981, file photo, Rockland County and others lead a handcuffed David Gilbert from Rockland County Court in New City, N.Y., after a hearing in Gilbert’s felony murder case. Gilbert was convicted of murder in the deaths of two Nyack police officers and a Brink’s guard during an infamous botched robbery considered […]
  • [Tribute to] The work of Silvia Federici -  The Commoner June 17th, 2020 Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, writer, and a teacher. In 1972 she was one of the cofounders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the Wages For Housework campaign internationally. In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in the anti-globalization […]
  • Black Led Antiracist Unionism: The Legacy of Ben Fletcher & I.W.W. - Peter Coleis a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cole is the author of the award-winning Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area and Wobblies […]
  • Songwriter U: The Highs of Lo-Fi - By Ian BrennanAmerican SongwriterFebruary 22nd, 2021 A true pleasure offered in life is a genuinely elegant sounding recording. Given over a hundred years of commercialized music, it is shocking how rare such recordings are— especially given that an estimated over 100,000 albums are released annually now in the USA alone.  When I was growing-up as […]
  • LGBT community says they’re ‘thrilled’ by Levine’s appointment - Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has worked as an arts fundraiser, labor organizer, marketing manager, and served as President of Equality Pennsylvania for three years before founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA, where he serves as executive director. […]
  • How We Keep the Neo-Fascists and White Supremacists Down - By Ted GlickFebruary 14th, 2021 The Senate impeachment trial didn’t get the 2/3rds needed for a conviction, unsurprisingly, but it has clearly hurt Donald Trump and his white supremacist followers. Trump and those who physically attacked the US Capitol have been exposed for the violent extremists that they are. Their supposed pro-police politics were forgotten […]
  • A Just Transition to a Fair and Sustainable Society or Healthy Green Growth? - By Cynthia Kaufman Originally posted on Common Dreams February 18th, 2021 Cynthia Kaufman is the director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action, where she also teaches community organizing and philosophy. The author of Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (Lexington Books, 2012), she is a lifelong social change activist, having worked on issues […]
  • Ben Fletcher at the Derry Radical Bookfair - Watch the discussion with the Derry Radical Bookfair HERE. Peter Coleis a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cole is the author of the award-winning Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in […]
  • Cara Hoffman’s RUIN to be published by PM Press - Fiction: General/ Other February 5, 2021 NYT Editors choice novelist Cara Hoffman’s RUIN, an excavation of the American landscape revealing the beauty of outsiders: a trans kid, an Appalachian bride, a prisoner of war, a talking dog, a crime reporter, and a man who collects dollhouse furniture; examining the varied ways the human conditions of […]
  • Peter Cole Interviewed on Old Mole Variety Hour - Peter Coleis a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cole is the author of the award-winning Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area and Wobblies […]
  • The Anarchist Century: A Response to Gabriel Kuhn - By Andrej GrubacicOriginally posted on CounterpunchFebruary 15th, 2021 This is a response to the article “What Happened to the Anarchist Century?” Thanks, Gabriel. It is a bittersweet opportunity to revisit this article. We wanted to make two broad arguments. First, that history of anarchism unfolded in two periods: before 1917 (for David; before 1936 in […]
  • With Health Sec. Levine likely headed to Washington, Pa.’s transgender residents look to a more welcoming future - Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has worked as an arts fundraiser, labor organizer, marketing manager, and served as President of Equality Pennsylvania for three years before founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA, where he serves as executive director. […]
  • Artists’ declaration for Ocalan’s freedom - Peace in Kurdistan February 15th, 2021 We are pleased to release this declaration signed by over a hundred international artists which is an initiative designed to highlight the contribution of Abdullah Ocalan to the revival of Kurdish cultural expression as part of the modern Kurdish political movement. Ocalan has always recognised the crucial place of […]
  • Burning Down the Bordertown - By Melanie K. Yazzie, Nick Estes, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, David Correia, The Baffler February 11th, 2021 Settler colonialism lays down borders everywhere Dakota access pipelines process site | Capital Journal Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary Bearheels, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, needed to see his mother. He left his aunt’s house on the Rosebud Reservation, where […]
  • The Lockdown Showed How the Economy Exploits Women. She Already Knew. - Silvia Federici has been warning of what happens when we undervalue domestic labor for decades. By Jordan Kisner New York Times Magazine   Prospect Park in May is a commotion of beauty: meadows and dense rambles, hills and hollows, everything covered in chokeberries, spicebush, violets, flowering hawthorns, magnolias and lindens. In this splendor the birds […]
  • Ken Weller’s Life: A contribution to direct action - By Chris Spannos Taking anti-nuclear direct action at the height of the Cold War and supporting rank-and-file industrial workers throughout the second half of the twentieth century, engineer and shop steward Ken Weller, who died at the age of 85 on 25th January, was among Britain’s best working-class militants.   As co-founder of the irreverent […]
  • What Happened to the Anarchist Century? - By Gabriel KuhnOriginally posted on CounterpunchFebruary 15th, 2021 The timing of this essay is peculiar. It revisits a 2004 article written by Andrej Grubacic and David Graeber, “Anarchism, or The Revolutionary Movement of the Twenty-First Century.” I first conceived of writing it in the summer of 2020. In September that year, David Graeber passed away. […]
  • Matthew N. Lyons Interview about Insurgent Supremacists on the Equal Rights and Justice show - Equal Rights and Justice, WBAIFebruary 11th, 2021 Listen HERE   Back to Matthew N. Lyon’s Author Page
  • Working Class History, the book on Coffee with Comrades - By Coffee with Comrades Listen HERE Podcast episode in which we talk about our new book, Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance & Rebellion, with our friends at the Coffee with Comrades podcast, which they edited and put out as their episode 114. They kindly shared the audio with us, which we have lightly […]
  • David Rovics and George Katsiaficas in Conversation - George Katsiaficas is author or editor of eleven books, including ones on the global uprising of 1968 and European social movements. Together with Kathleen Cleaver, he coedited Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party. A longtime activist for peace and justice, he was a student of Herbert Marcuse. Currently, he is based at Chonnam National […]
  • Behind the Capitol Storming: Breaking Down the New Far Right – Interview with Matthew N. Lyons and Xloi on Out-FM - OUT-FMFebruary 8th, 2021 This is the first of a two-part series. Stay tuned for the air date of Part 2. In the coming days, check outfm.org for the audio and video archive. The Trump zealots who stormed the Capitol building on January 6th, leading to at least 5 deaths, were part of a growing far-right […]
  • Lee Camp Interview for Robinson College, Cambridge -   Lee Camp is an American comedian, writer, activist, and host and co-creator of the hit comedy news show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp and Redacted Tonight: VIP on RT America. He’s a former Headline writer for the Onion and a former staff humor writer for the Huffington Post. He has performed thousands of stand-up […]
  • WIU History Professor Releases Second Edition of Book - Peter Coleis a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cole is the author of the award-winning Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area and Wobblies […]
  • Learning Is Innate: Ancestral Childhood, Unschooling, and Healing - By Mythic Medicine February 3rd, 2021 Listen HERE If the phrase “school wounds” stirs something inside of you, or the words “crisis schooling” describe your current reality as a parent or caregiver, or you’ve just always intuited that there’s something not quite right about modern compulsory schooling, this episode is for you. TOPICS: The reimagining […]
  • Revealing the Cover and Table of Contents for The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Volume 2, Edited by Jonathan Strahan - Tor.com February 8th, 2021 We’re excited to share the cover and the full table of contents for The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Volume 2, an anthology of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2020, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. Look for it September 14th from Saga Press.   The definitive guide […]
  • Sober Living for the Revolution— A Review - By Craige McWhirter This is not a new book, having been published in 2010 but it’s a fairly recent discovery for me. I was never part of the straight edge scene here in Australia but was certainly aware of some of the more prominent bands and music in the punk scene in general. I’ve always […]
  • Rachel Levine Chosen for Biden’s Assistant Secretary for Health - Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has worked as an arts fundraiser, labor organizer, marketing manager, and served as President of Equality Pennsylvania for three years before founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA, where he serves as executive director. […]
  • Building Working Class History - Final Straw Radio This week, I spoke with John from the Working Class History collective and host of their WCH podcast. We spoke about the new book, “Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance“, that WCH has published through PM Press, their archives, methodology, the project of popularizing working class, movement and human-sized history and […]
  • Stranger Than Fiction: Outspoken Authors on Writing During a Pandemic - Four acclaimed authors—Terry Bisson, Meg Elison, Nalo Hopkinson, and Nisi Shawl—discuss science-fiction, utopia, and the craft of writing in a pandemic. PM Press: https://www.pmpress.org/​ Firestorm Events Calendar: https://firestorm.coop/calendar.html​ Become a Sustainer: https://patreon.com/firestormcoop​​ Visit Our Website: https://firestorm.coop
  • That Time I Became Robin Hood - By Mickey Z. World News TrustFebruary 7th, 2021 With “Robin Hood” in the news recently, it’s made me hark back to a time when I engaged in some “steal from the rich, give to the poor” type of action. No, this has nothing to do with “stonks.” The example I provide within this article happened […]
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  • “Insurgent Supremacists” study guide available - By Three Way FightJanuary 23rd, 2021 Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire, by Matthew N. Lyons, now has a study guide. The section-by-section series of discussion questions is designed for use by study groups or solo readers. The questions are below and a PDF version is available for download here. […]
  • Crossroads: I Live Where I Like: A Graphic History in Publishers Weekly -
  • Remembering Anne Feeney - David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals, activists, […]
  • Between Earth and Empire: A Review in AAG Review of Books - The following talk was presented thirty years ago at an Earth Day 20 program at Loyola University New Orleans entitled "Earth Day 1990: Launching A New Environmental Decade."
  • It’s Now or Never — We Stare Into the Abyss - Despite millions of years of finding ways to survive, these species failed to outlast that most destructive force — unfettered capitalism. By Lee CampScheerpost   In this photo taken Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a ranger takes care of Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in […]
  • November 17th, 1973 and the Legacy of State Terror - David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals, activists, […]
  • New Year Opportunities 2021 - By G. H. Mosson We live in a crucible time, a moment of change, and which like everything of this kind, offers hope and fear.  In a way, it reminds me of entering the 21st Century two decades ago.  Back then, entering the 21st century felt, in my experience, more like a question.  Of course, […]
  • Hermovo ucho: Pro koho ještě dělat hudbu na osamělé planetě? - Jozef Cseres 29. 1. 2021      Kdybych byl tak chytrý, jako můj telefon, dokázal bych mluvit všemi jazyky.“ Nad novou knihou Boba Ostertaga. Bob Ostertag mi poslal svoji novou knihu. Po Creative Life: Music, Politics, People, and Machines (2009) je to jeho druhá kniha, pojednávající i o hudbě, resp. o jejím existenčním propojení s aktuální společenskou a technologickou realitou. Zaujme […]
  • If It Sounds Good It Is Good – Monday Music Special featuring author Richard Manning - MTPRJanuary 22nd, 2021 A Monday Music Special produced for Montana Public Radio featuring conversation with author Richard Manning. The interview focuses on his most recent book “If It Sounds Good It Is Good: Seeking Subversion, Transcendence and Solace in Americas Music.” The program also features music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bob Dylan, Blind Willie […]
  • David Rovics and Peter Cole talk about Ben Fletcher on Fifth Estate Live - David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals, activists, […]
  • Biden picks Pa.’s Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary - Fox29 January 19th, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic […]
  • Platforming Fascists - By David RovicsJanuary 24th, 2021 David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He has shared the stage […]
  • Politics & Prose: Witches & Witch-Hunting in the Modern World - Ian Brennan is a Grammy-winning music producer who has produced three other Grammy-nominated albums. He is the author of four books and has worked with the likes of filmmaker John Waters, Merle Haggard, and Green Day, among others. His work with international artists such as the Zomba Prison Project, Tanzania Albinism Collective, and Khmer Rouge […]
  • Pioneering sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin gets her own US postage stamp - The US Postal Service is also releasing colorful NASA stamps this year that highlight stunning images of the sun.  C-Net January 15th, 2021   Beloved sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin is honored with her own stamp.  USPS Fans of author Ursula K. Le Guin can send their snail mail in true sci-fi style with new […]
  • Dr. Rachel Levine’s Assistant Sec. of Health Nomination with Local Perspective | WDIY News Exclusive - By Sarit Laschinsky WDIY 88.1 January 19th, 2021 WDIY’s Sarit Laschinsky invites Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, to provide a local perspective on President-Elect Joe Biden’s recent nomination of Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. With her […]
  • It’s a New World? - By Ted GlickJanuary 21st, 2021 By Ted Glick I’m having very mixed feelings today. I have to admit that as relieved as I am that Biden/Harris are now running the country, as emotional as I couldn’t help but be watching, first, disgraced Trump leaving town and then the Presidential inauguration ceremony yesterday, I’m not getting […]
  • Emma and Emmanuel, A Marriage through the Walls - By Susie Day
  • Biden nominates Pa.’s Dr. Rachel Levine for assistant secretary of health - by Sasha Cassi Lehigh Valley Live January 19th, 2021 President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to serve in his cabinet. On Monday, Biden announced he wants Levine to serve as the assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The president-elect cited Levine’s work on […]
  • “…women’s work, burdensome and invisible, has been naturalized as a primary structure of capitalism.” -  By Rachel Kushner Best Books of 2013 Artforum A movement within the Autonomist movement, Italian feminism of the 1970s was both highly intellectual and earthy—a kind of feminism that, on account of its deep roots in philosophy, Marxism, and psychoanalysis, shared little to nothing with American second-wave fare. Among its iconic thinkers—Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Silvia Federici, Leopoldina […]
  • Contemporary Challenges:Teaching Labour History - By Mark LeierLabour / Le TravailThe Canadian Committee on Labour HistoryIssue 84, Fall 2019 Introduction As scholars and academics, we are trained and rewarded for our mastery of content, of the facts, concepts, and ideas that make up our discipline. When we start teaching, it is common for us to focus on content. We are, […]
  • The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly— A Ben Fletcher Excerpt in New Frame - By Peter Cole New Frame January 13th, 2020 As an organiser and orator for the Industrial Workers of the World – historically, America’s most radically inclusive union – Ben Fletcher was a working-class hero in his time. This is a lightly edited essay by historian Peter Cole, along with an excerpt from his book, Ben […]
  • Selma James Interviewed – Real Theory Is in What You Do and How You Do It - By Camila Valle Portside January 21st, 2021 Selma James, Photograph by Eamonn McCabe/The Guardian // Verso Books Blog Camila Valle: I wanted to start with what most people know as the heart of your work: the recognition of unpaid care work, disproportionately done by women. You actually coined the term unwaged work in the 1970s. At […]
  • Gov. Wolf, LGBTQ leaders congratulate Dr. Rachel Levine on nomination to assistant health secretary - by Grace Griffaton Fox43 January 19th, 2020 If confirmed, Dr. Levine would have a national platform as assistant health secretary and become the highest ranking transgender official in United States government LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — History in the making: President-Elect Joe Biden has picked Pennsylvania’s top health official to be the next assistant health secretary […]
  • AS THAT CHARISMATIC JEWISH PREACHER SAID… - By Leon Rosselson January 19th, 2021 Thou hypocrite, first cast the beam out of thine own eye; and then thou shalt see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother’s eye. Exactly. Zionists have no right to accuse others of antisemitism when they themselves support the most racist state on the planet. Racism is […]
  • What Biden Can Do Without Congress (But Won’t) - The new president could take executive action on many of the largest problems within the United States, right away, on his own.  Protest signs on fence in front of White House, Nov. 26, 2020. (Ted Eytan, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0) By Lee Camp Special to Consortium News What if it could get done now? What […]
  • Who is Dr. Rachel Levine? Here’s what we know about Joe Biden’s pick for assistant secretary of health - By Molly Bil’inskiThe Morning CallJanuary 19th, 2021 Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, who has served as one of the leaders in the state’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, has been selected by President-elect Joe Biden to be his assistant secretary of health. Levine could become the first openly transgender federal official to be […]
  • Dr. Rachel Levine selected for Biden administration - By Tim Cwiek Philadelphia Gay News January 19th, 2021 Trans advocates are lauding President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement he will nominate Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Levine will oversee the department’s key public health offices and programs, numerous […]
  • Caring Labour and the Academy - By Erica Lagalisse The Sociological Review March 31st, 2020 When women discuss the private sphere in public, subversion resides in both the form and content of the action.  I wrote these words almost ten years ago now, in a piece called “Gossip as Direct Action” published by Pluto Press.  I was commenting on the social […]
  • Biden picks Pa.’s Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary - WFMZ January 19th, 2021 WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post […]
  • The Organizer Ben Fletcher, with Peter Cole on Left Anchor Podcast - Left Anchor Podcast January 13th, 2020 Today we’re bringing back Peter Cole to talk about the second edition of his book Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly. Fletcher was one of the most impressive labor organizers of the early 20th century — a guy who successfully organized the very diverse workforce […]
  • “Insurgent Supremacists” and the evolution of Trumpism - By Three Way FightJanuary 21st, 2020 Introduction—An analysis for this moment I finished the manuscript of Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire in September 2017, a few weeks following the murderous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, as Donald Trump leaves the White House two weeks after his […]
  • ‘Asylum for Sale’ — A Review in Red Pepper Magazine - By Nico Vaccari Red Pepper Magazine January 17th, 2020 Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine’s edited volume is a powerful indictment of the modern migration complex writes Nico Vaccari January 17, 2021 · 7 min read At the end of 2019, nearly 80 million people worldwide were forcefully displaced because of war, occupation, extreme poverty and/or […]
  • The Future Starts Here - Robb Johnson says he’s just a bloke with a guitar. He is. But he’s one who has chronicled our times: painting the less-than-sunny political landscape in the moonlight of the personal. Just like a folk singer should. He is a modern day troubadour (although his catalogue is a bit patchy on chivalry and courtly love). […]
  • Transgender community in Pennsylvania celebrates Dr. Rachel Levine’s appointment - By Kim Strong York Daily Record January 20th, 2021 When the news broke Tuesday that Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine had been nominated by Joe Biden to become his assistant secretary for health, Christine McGinn sent her colleague a text message. “I think it’s amazing,” McGinn wrote to Levine. “Honestly, not amazing. It’s totally expected.” If confirmed, Levine would […]
  • Working Class History Podcast & Milan, MO’s Rural Workers Community Alliance - By Judy Ancel Heartland Labor Forum Programmers January 14th, 2021 “History isn’t made by kings and politicians, it is made by us.” So say the people who wrote Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance and Rebellion. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll hear untold stories of working class people who changed history. […]
  • Foreword for Facilitating Group Learning: Strategies for Success with Diverse Learners - By Mark Leier This is a dangerous and deeply disturbing book for those of us who teach at post-secondary institutions. It is dangerous because it forces us to face the growing corporatization of colleges and universities. These institutions have always abided by the rules of prudent business. They have tended to the accounts and allocated […]
  • Pa. Health Secretary Rachel Levine tapped to be Biden’s assistant secretary for health - by Erin McCarthy, The Philadelphia Inquirer January 19th, 2020 Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine may soon have a new top boss: Joe Biden. On Tuesday morning, a day before Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, he appointed Levine, from his native Pennsylvania, as Assistant Secretary for Health. She would […]
  • Kim Stanley Robinson- keynote @ Living in the End Times 1/13/2021 - Born in 1952, a Californian through and through, Kim Stanley Robinson grew up in Orange County, surfed his way through UC San Diego (writing his doctoral thesis on Philip K. Dick), and now lives in Davis with two kids and a beautiful scientist wife. He spends several weeks a year above 11,500 feet in the […]
  • Anarchistisches Radio Berlin reposts TFSR talking to Maxida Märak and Gabriel Kuhn about the book “Liberating Sápmi” - The Final Straw Radio via Anarchistisches Radio Berlin Originally published June 2020 We are now republishing an interview by The Final Straw Radio (TFSR) with Maxida Märak, a Sami activist and hip hop singer, and Gabriel Kuhn, an anarchist activist, translator and author, about Kuhn’s book “Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North“. The […]
  • Why Does Mayor Ted Wheeler Hate Us So Much? - By David Rovics January 4th, 2021 Tear Gas Ted is getting Tough On Crime and Anarchy, and I’ve got some analysis for you. Oregon Public Broadcasting has been giving a lot of play to Mayor Wheeler’s latest couple of speeches, where he once again criticized “violent anarchists” for doing terrible things like spray-painting memes on […]
  • Literary Citizen: Writers Shaping Culture Book Club — A Call for Submissions - By Tameca L Coleman Kitchen Sink Approach January 8th, 2020 — Introduction: There is No Better Time Than Now (?) I want to host a book club at Literary Citizen: Writers Shaping Culture, and use that as a way to start connecting with community and generating ideas for content. Part of this want is to […]
  • How a Black Radical Helped to Build One of America’s Most Powerful Unions - By Pauline Bryan Tribune Magazine (UK) January 2021 Ben Fletcher is not a household name today, but in the early 20th century he helped to break down racial barriers in America’s labour movement – and build an IWW that threatened to overthrow the ruling class. Peter Cole’s book, Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of […]
  • Philadelphia virtual book launch of Ben Fletcher with Peter Cole, Kim Kelly and Royce Adams - The Philadelphia virtual book launch of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly by Peter Cole hosted by Wooden Shoe Books. Peter is joined by labor journalist Kim Kelly and Royce Adams, a Philadelphia native and longshoreman in ILA Local 1291. Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia IWW and PM Press. Peter Cole is […]
  • Video Games - By Simone Zelitch January 5th, 2021 A few weeks ago, I was part of a Hanukkah reading at my local bookstore, Big Blue Marble. Or I should say, of course, that I wasn’t at Big Blue Marble, and neither was anybody else. Our host appeared to be at the bookstore, but eventually revealed that she […]
  • ‘Asylum for Sale’ — A Review in The Journal of Refugee Studies - By Aydan Greatrick Journal of Refugee Studies December 31st, 2020 Processes of securitization and militarization increasingly define contemporary asylum systems, shaping how states and Non-Governmental Origanizations (NGOs) operate, respond to, and represent refugees. From narratives of ‘deservingness’, to representations of ‘bogus’ economic migrants, the politics of asylum becomes disbelieving and exclusionary. This edited collection makes […]
  • Nick Mamatas on The Second Life Book Club— The Drax Files Radio Hour - The Drax Files Radio Hour January 6th, 2021 prolific writer and editor nick mamatas is on the show today. we have readings, performed by otherworldly entities, we discuss craft and process and we devise a plan how to deal with “problematic” authors … ok, racist authors and one in particular whose work has changed popular […]
  • George Lakey on Community Watch and Comment - By David Whettstone Community Watch and Comment January 13th, 2021 George Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for over six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, he was first arrested in the civil rights movement and most recently in the climate justice movement. He has facilitated 1,500 workshops on five continents and led […]
  • America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another - Where is the corporate media’s disgust for the courtesans of corporate destruction that wreak violence on Americans daily? By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for condemnation […]
  • Questions In the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch - By David Rovics January 8th, 2020 After seeing some very strange, amnesiac discussion threads on social media, I have a few words to consign to the screen. Naturally, social media and the media media are all going nuts since the more or less successful far right siege of the Capitol.  There are a variety of […]
  • “History From Below” ft. Working Class History on Coffee with Comrades - Coffee with Comrades January 5th, 2021 Happy New Year!  Episode 114 of Coffee with Comrades features our conversation with John, one of the folks behind the Working Class History project. In this edition of the program, we discuss WCH’s new book, Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance and Rebellion, WCH’s unique approach to historical […]
  • Peter Cole about Ben Fletcher on Revolutionary Left Radio - Revolutionary Left Radio January 12th, 2020 Peter Cole is a labor historian, professor, and author of “Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly” as well as “Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area“. He joins Breht for the third time to discuss the life of the […]
  • The Capitol Hill Putsch— Kali Akuno on Letters and Politics - The Capitol Hill Putsch Letters and Politics, KPFA January 7th, 2020 Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson and co-editor of Jackson Rising: the struggle for economic democracy and black self-determination in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Thinking Beyond the Pandemic - By Ted Glick January 1st, 2020 Yesterday I spoke with one of my nieces and her 3 and 6 year old children via zoom. It was the first time we’ve seen each other and interacted in months. Talking about the difficulties she is having as a teacher with two young kids during the pandemic, I […]
  • Wages Without Work: Revolution at Point Zero Excerpted on New Frame - by Silvia FedericiNew FrameDecember 30th, 2020 Silvia Federici explores how in fighting for their rights, migrant domestic workers circulate practices that influence feminist politics and foster cosmopolitanism. This is a lightly edited excerpt from the revised and expanded second edition of Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle (PM Press, 2020) by Silvia […]
  • Reading Resolution: Best Book: “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” - By Alanna McFall December 30th, 2020 2020! It’s almost over! For all of the everything going on this year, I did get to spend a lot of time reading and watching movies this year. So here’s a round-up of my completed reading resolution for 2020. Best Book: Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health edited […]
  • Adrienne Pine Interviewed on Community Watch and Comment - By Community Watch and CommentWednesday, January 6th, 2021 Adrienne Pine is a critical medical anthropologist whose work has explored the embodiment of structural violence and imperialism in Honduras, cross-cultural approaches to revolutionary nursing, and neoliberal fascism. She has served as an expert country conditions witness in around 100 asylum cases over the past fifteen years. Adrienne […]
  • Dr. Michael Fine on CNN talking about public vaccine clinics - Michael Fine, MD, is a writer, community organizer, and family physician. He is the chief health strategist for the City of Central Falls, RI, and Senior Clinical and Population Health Services Officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Inc., and recipient of many awards and prizes for his pioneering work bringing together public health and […]
  • Ecological Leninism: Friend or Foe? - By Gabriel Kuhn Originally posted on LeftTwoThree January 2nd, 2021 A joint review of Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century (Verso, 2020) and How to Blow up a Pipeline (Verso, 2021) by Andreas Malm. Andreas Malm first received wider recognition for his 2016 book Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power […]
  • Trump’s Mob: An End, or a New Beginning? - By Ted Glick January 7th, 2020 Was yesterday’s pre-planned, deliberate, violent attack on the US Capitol by rabid Trump supporters the last gasp, the end, the exclamation point to Mafioso Don’s four years of infamy or, God forbid, the beginning of an assertive ultra-rightist campaign of violence and terrorism? The fact that in two weeks […]
  • An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (cc: Antifa) - By David Rovics January 2nd, 2020 Have you ever found yourself surrounded by masked rioters being chased by flag-waving patriots and thought, I’ve seen this movie before? I woke up this morning dreaming that I was speaking at one of your rallies.  I thought then, well, if I probably won’t be getting an invitation to […]
  • Broken windows fascism - By Three Way FightJanuary 6th, 2020 1. When Donald Trump was first running for president in 2015-16, a lot of alt-rightists supported him not because they thought he could win, but because they hoped he would help destroy the Republican Party. He hasn’t quite done that, but he has created a serious crisis within the […]
  • Ads All Tell Us To Kill Our Future. Worth Discussing? - By Lee Camp Counterpunch December 25th, 2020 Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I am a hypocrite. (Although I’m not sure why I’m talking to my dad about it. He doesn’t read my columns because he’s too busy watching survival reality shows set in Alaska. . . . Maybe I’ll factor something about eating […]
  • “The People’s Republic of Neverland: The Child versus the State” with Robb Johnson and Louise Regan - Housmans Books December 1st, 2020 COVID has dramatically confirmed that the current condition of state education is not fit for purpose. Join educators and organizers Robb Johnson and Louise Regan to discuss how 30 years of “education reform” have created a dysfunctional mass education system that ruthlessly prioritises the agenda of the neo-liberal state over […]
  • Episode 39: Kuwasi Balagoon – A Soldier’s Story with Jason Lydon - Lit Review Podcast So often we hear anarchy equated with chaos and collapse: a complete breakdown of society. This hour, we’re rejecting that. We sat down with Jason Lydon to help us understand what anarchy is and isn’t. We define terms, talk through principles, and take seriously the anarchist vision for collective liberation. To help […]
  • Leo Panitch (1945–2020) - By Sam Gindin December 21st, 2020 Leo passed away this evening. Some five weeks ago he was hospitalized and diagnosed with multiple myeloma. While in the hospital he contracted Covid-19 and this developed into viral pneumonia.  The pneumonia made it near impossible for him to breathe and he spent his last hours in palliative care resting peaceably.  […]
  • Life Under the Jolly Roger: A Green Man Review - By Warner Holme Green Man December 2020 Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy is Gabriel Kuhn’s detailed look at that era of piracy, and a celebrated enough volume that a second edition was recently released, and adds some interesting information to the whole. From his early introductory elements, Kuhn makes it […]
  • Privileged People Complaining About Privileged People - By David Rovics December 12th, 2020 How NPR Divides and Conquers What is the result when a media outlet does a new story every day about the history of racism in the US, without ever mentioning the history of the multiracial radical labor movement whose white and BIPOC organizers were lynched for fighting for equality […]
  • The convivial, practical road to socialism: a tribute to Leo Panitch - By Hilary Wainwright Red Pepper Magazine December 29th, 2020 December 29, 2020 · 7 min read It is striking that the widespread grief at the untimely death of Leo Panitch is not simply for the passing of a brilliant socialist intellectual but also for the shared personal loss of a warm, kind and truly comradely […]
  • Lockdowns, the Insurgent Far-Right & the Future of Antifascism: A Conversation with Three Way Fight - Matthew N. Lyons on It’s Going Down By It’s Going Down photo via: @R3volutionDaddy On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two people involved in Three Way Fight, a revolutionary antifascist theory project that has grown out of antifascist research and organizing in decades past. We discuss the recent events […]