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Peter Linebaugh on The Michelle Jackson Show talking about Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance


In this majestic tour de force, celebrated historian Peter Linebaugh takes aim at the thieves of land, the polluters of the seas, the ravagers of the forests, the despoilers of rivers, and the removers of mountaintops.

From Thomas Paine to the Luddites, from Karl Marx—who concluded his great study of capitalism with the enclosure of commons—to the practical dreamer William Morris—who made communism into a verb and advocated communizing industry and agriculture—to the 20th-century communist historian E.P. Thompson, Linebaugh brings to life the vital commonist tradition. He traces the red thread from the great revolt of commoners in 1381 to the enclosures of Ireland, and the American commons, where European immigrants who had been expelled from their commons met the immense commons of the native peoples and the underground African-American urban commons. Illuminating these struggles in this indispensible collection, Linebaugh reignites the ancient cry, "STOP, THIEF!"

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Live Review: Mat Callahan sings James Connolly


"The album, “Songs of Freedom,” includes fully orchestrated versions of the songs Callahan and Moore played Friday night. It’s got Callahan’s worldbeat sensibility and arrangement, with guitar, bass, drums, Irish whistles, pipes, vocal harmony, fiddle, accordion and harp. The production is excellent, and the arrangements are updated to modern sensibility without losing their original feeling. Some tunes to Connolly’s songs were lost, so Callahan wrote original music to his lyrics.It serves to note that Connolly’s main purpose of putting these revolutionary words to music was for people to sing them and remember them, so many of the tunes are actually traditional country songs or somewhat hokey, simple melodies. They sound best when sung with 100 of your closest, most fed-up-with-the-system friends." —Nicolas Grizzle, City Sound

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George Katsiaficas speaks about the Thailand protests & more on Asia Pacific Forum


Ten years in the making, this magisterial work—the second of a two-volume study—provides a unique perspective on uprisings in nine Asian nations in the past five decades. While the 2011 Arab Spring is well known, the wave of uprisings that swept Asia in the 1980s remain hardly visible. Through a critique of Samuel Huntington’s notion of a “Third Wave” of democratization, the author relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on uprisings in Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. By empirically reconstructing the specific history of each Asian uprising, significant insight into major constituencies of change and the trajectories of these societies becomes visible.

This book provides detailed histories of uprisings in nine places—the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia—as well as introductory and concluding chapters that place them in a global context and analyze them in light of major sociological theories.

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The Making of Capitalist Patriarchy: Interview with Silvia Federici on Black Sheep: A Socialist Podcast


"Federici is part of a group of thinkers who firmly reject the notion that patriarchy, housework and women’s inferiority are somehow “outside” of capitalism. Federici still draws quite heavily from a reading of Marx’s Capital, but uses his political economy, labor theory of value and narrative of primitive accumulation to investigate the ways in which women’s labor was transformed into a specifically capitalist form, and one that she argues is essential to the reproduction of the capitalist system. Federici here suggests that women’s domestic work is a whole complex of activities that reproduce the workforce for capital, which capital benefits from because it is unwaged. Further, Federici discusses the ways in which this condition was forced onto women in the period of primitive accumulation through violence and social exclusion, and was not a natural carryover of a previous relationship."—Black Sheep Radio

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The World Turned Upside Down: Rosselsongs 1960-2010
SKU: 9781604864984
The World Turned Upside Down: Rosselsongs 1960-2010
The life and times of England's greatest living songwriter are captured in a deluxe box set containing 72 songs on 4 CDs and an 80-page book.
$44.95


War and Civil Disobedience  (Compact Disc)
SKU: 9781604860993
War and Civil Disobedience (Compact Disc)
Delivered in the context of the current US war in Iraq, this is a scintillating lecture and discussion by the legendary teacher, historian, playwright, and activist Howard Zinn.
$14.95


Blackwater: Mercenary Army (Compact Disc)
SKU: 9781604861013
Blackwater: Mercenary Army (Compact Disc)
Award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill takes us from the bloodied streets of Iraq to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans to the chambers of power in Washington, to expose Blackwater as the frightening new face of the U.S. war machine.
$14.95


The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and Writings of Thomas Paine
SKU: 9781604863390
The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and Writings of Thomas Paine
A unique blend of words and music that reflect on Thomas Paine's life and writings, connecting them to the challenges of the 21st century.
$20.00


Songs of Freedom (CD)
SKU: 9781604868319
Songs of Freedom (CD)
Far from the archival preservation of embalmed corpses, the inspired performance of a rocking band turns the timeless lyrics of James Connolly into timely manifestos for today's young rebels.
$14.95


Making Speech Free
SKU: 9781604863550
Making Speech Free
Stories, polemics, and rants from the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest.
$14.95


The Meaning of Freedom
SKU: 9781604861020
The Meaning of Freedom
Angela Davis talks about the history of slavery, the struggles for freedom, and their implications for life in the U.S. today in a speech given on the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade.
$14.95


1492-1992: The Legacy of Columbus
SKU: 9781604865011
1492-1992: The Legacy of Columbus
In this instant classic, recorded on the eve of the quincentennial, legendary historian Howard Zinn returns to the themes he popularized in his masterful A People's History of the United States.
$14.95


A Black & White Statement: The Story of the Rondos
SKU: 9781604863215
A Black & White Statement: The Story of the Rondos
An amazing boxed set box with two CDs and four books, which together tell the story of the Rondos from the period 1978-1980
$48.95


The Mafia Principle of Global Hegemony (CD): The Middle East, Empire, and Activism
SKU: 9781604863048
The Mafia Principle of Global Hegemony (CD): The Middle East, Empire, and Activism
The world's most influential living intellectual, Noam Chomsky, holds forth on the root causes of the conflicts in the Middle East, and talks about hopes for future social change.
$14.95


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