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Sasha Lilley speaks at the Smoke Farm Symposium on Catastrophism: Great Chaos Under Heaven

Sasha Lilley is a writer and radio broadcaster. She's the co-founder and host of the critically acclaimed program of radical ideas, Against the Grain, and coauthor of Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth. She gave an excellent talk titled 'Great Chaos Under Heaven' at the Smoke Farm Symposium in September of 2014.

Catastrophism explores the politics of apocalypse—on the left and right, in the environmental movement—and examines why the lens of catastrophe can distort our understanding of the dynamics at the heart of these numerous disasters—and fatally impede our ability to transform the world. This book probes the reasons why catastrophic thinking is so prevalent, and challenge the belief that it is only out of the ashes that a better society may be born. The authors argue that those who care about social justice and the environment should jettison doomsaying—even as it relates to indisputably apocalyptic climate change.

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Alex Ogg's Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables " a riveting read..."

"...Dead Kennedys is a riveting read, concise without being academic. It captures the era and the spirit of the times perfectly. Alex Ogg maintains a stoic patience until the appendix, where he shows a slight bias in favour of Ray and Klaus’ claims for writing credits on the album. I’m sure Jello’s lawyers will be in touch shortly after publication."—Mark Diston, The Register.UK

"...The book's authenticity is further enhanced by interviews with main players, photos from the archives of Search & Destroy's Ruby Ray, and rare memorabilia diligently sourced from the global underground punk network by designer Russ Bestley. The band's original artist Winston Smith supplies his ininmitable cover designs and flyers, crucially allowing the famous DK logo to adorn what will stand as the ultimate document on this seminal band. 8 out of 10." —Kris Needs, Classic Rock Magazine

Review: The Register.UK
Review: Classic Rock Magazine
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Ian Glasper's Burning Britain "Certainly not for everyone, but the Holy Grail for some."

"If you quickly answer “Blink 182!” when asked about your favorite punk band, this book is probably not meant for you. But for those with a burning desire to dig deeper than The Clash and Sex Pistols to discover below-the-radar groups from the original British punk rock scene, then Burning Britain is your new Bible.

This dense, but still easily digestible reference (thanks to the brief write ups for each band. including essential discography, “at a glance” sections) includes plenty of influential bands you’ve likely heard of like Cockney Rejects, G.B.H., Discharge and The Adicts and many, many more you likely haven’t."—John B. Moore,

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Kenneth Wishnia Interviews & Blood Lake Reviews: TruthOut & more

"Crime fiction is in many ways a perfect lens through which to view contemporary society. From the crime novel's mainstream inception in the early 20th century in the United States, numerous authors have explored a wide range of politically charged themes, including class distinctions, government corruption and the oppression of women and people of color.

The tradition carries on, and award-winning novelist Ken Wishnia is one of the best and most perceptive practitioners today. His series, featuring the irrepressible, tough-talking and street smart Latina private investigator Filomena Buscarsela, tackles a range of social injustices including environmental crime, corporate greed and revolutionary upheaval over the course of five books, the latest of which, Blood Lake, is currently being reissued by PM Press as a trade paperback with a new introduction..."—Peter Handel, Truthout

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The World Turned Upside Down: Rosselsongs 1960-2010
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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.

War and Civil Disobedience  (Compact Disc)
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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.

Blackwater: Mercenary Army (Compact Disc)
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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.

Songs of Freedom (CD)
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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.

The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and Writings of Thomas Paine
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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.

The Meaning of Freedom
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1492-1992: The Legacy of Columbus
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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.

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

Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook
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Cazzarola! CD: Musical Soundtrack for the novel of the same name
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Cazzarola! is original & traditional music, songs & words either inspired by or related to the novel, CAZZAROLA! Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy by Norman Nawrocki.

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