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Immanual Ness's New Forms of Worker Organization on Library Journal & Anthropology of Work Review


"Ness has collected essays about worker militancy from across the globe that address the failure of traditional labor unions to protect workers in the neoliberal world economic order. From American fast-food workers confronting their supervisors to South African miners fighting just to stay alive in the pits, this title is a wake-up call to those who believe the need for unions is a thing of the past and those who are seeking new ways to rally workers. The essays range in quality and tone, but every piece stresses that workers organizing themselves and taking direct action, such as sit-down strikes, mass picketing, and community organizing are key to protecting labor rights in the 21st century. The book mixes a healthy dose of anarcho-syndicalist theory with on-the-scene reporting about both successful and unsuccessful labor battles..." —Duncan Stewart, Library Journal

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Paul Krassner On Harvey Milk, the Yippies, and Talking to Dolphins After Dropping Acid on Bedford & Bowery


"The Realist‘s motto– “irreverence is our only sacred cow” — seemed to extend to Krassner’s gigs as a standup comic and as a co-founder of the Yippies, who ran a 45-pound pig named Pegasus for President in 1968. After it ceased publication in 2001, Krassner — who by then had long since relocated to California — remained a prolific writer, garnering awards that included a 2004 Upton Sinclair Award for Freedom of Expression from the ACLU.

In his latest book, a slender 112-page paperback collection of articles titled Patty Hearst and the Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials, 82-year-old Krassner takes the stance of a serious personal journalist for outlets like the Berkeley Barb, The Nation and Playboy. Krassner answered B+B’s questions below from the home in Desert Hot Springs that he shares with Nancy Cain, whom he married many years ago on April Fool’s Day." —Mary Reinholz, Bedford & Bowery

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Thirty-Five Years of Bashing Stereotypes, Tearing Down Walls, Smashing Icons and Visionary Cartooning


"Bill Ayers, the 1960s radical, co-founder of the Weather Underground, and a respected educator and author, who is perhaps best known for being the “pal” in Sarah Palin’s oft-repeated 2008 Presidential Election meme about Barack Obama “Palling around with terrorists,” writes in an Introduction titled “In Cahoots!”: “The artists of World War 3 have forged a space by turns harsh and exciting, honest and rowdy, boisterous and straight-forward, always powered by the wild and unruly harmonies of love. It’s a space where hope and history rhyme, where joy and justice meet. Their voices provoke and sooth and energize.”  

As you read through this strikingly designed book, one cannot can’t help but admire those many young, often obscure and struggling courageous comic book artists and cartoonists who, with unbridled passion, took on unpopular issues, bashed stereotypes, tore down walls, and smashed icons..." —Bill Berkowitz, Daily Kos

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Review: Jewish Currents

"Having now written in every genre, she has shown that she is as capable with the short story as she is with novels and poe


"A prolific novelist, poet, and memoirist, Piercy’s books include Woman on the Edge of Time, Gone to Soldiers, and The Hunger Moon. As in poetry, short fiction involves working within a limited space, and Piercy uses the skills she has earned as a poet to craft rich, succinct stories with quirky characters and layered imagery.

Each story in The Cost of Lunch, Etc. has a female protagonist. Some are also partly autobiographical, such as “She’s Dying He Said,” in which Jewish heritage is central to Marah, who survives childhood German measles and rheumatic fever thanks to a hamsa, an upraised hand with an eye in the palm that wards off demons..."—George Longenecker, Rain Taxi

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Books

The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present
SKU: 9781604866834
The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present
Through the compilation of the local movement histories of eight different cities The City Is Ours paints a broad and complex picture of Europe's squatting and autonomous movements.
$21.95


Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, The Early Years
SKU: 9781604864892
Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, The Early Years
A celebratory—if not uncritical—examination of a group who would become mired in controversy while playing a role in transforming punk into something genuinely threatening—and enormously funny—told using dozens of interviews, photos, and artwork.
$17.95


Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist
SKU: 9781629630342
Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist
Waging Peace is a testament to the difference one person can make. Hartsough’s stories inspire, educate, and encourage readers to find ways to work for a more just and peaceful world.
$20.00


A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice
SKU: 9781629630397
A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice
This book offers a critical analysis of the impact of the tar sands and the challenges opponents face in their efforts to organize effective resistance.
$24.95


Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat from Mayflower to Modern
SKU: 9781629630373
Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat from Mayflower to Modern
Settlers uncovers centuries of collaboration between capitalism and white workers and their organizations, as well as their neocolonial allies, showing how the United States was designed from the ground up as a parasitic and genocidal entity.
$20.00


Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus
SKU: 9781629630410
Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus
This book is a photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, ages fourteen to twenty-four, identifying as queer (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning).
$14.95


Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of The Clash
SKU: 9781629630298
Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of The Clash
Stealing represents a distinctive take on the history of punk, for no other book gives proper attention to the forces of free-form radio, long-form rock journalism, or Clash bootleg recordings.
$15.95


Who's Afraid of the Black Blocs?: Anarchy in Action around the World
SKU: 9781604869491
Who's Afraid of the Black Blocs?: Anarchy in Action around the World
Black Blocs is a comprehensive view of the tactic and locates it within the anarchist tradition of direct action and includes the most recent actions at protests around the world and the role in the Occupy movement and the Quebec student strike.
$19.95


Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials
SKU: 9781629630380
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders is darkly satiric take on two of the most famous cases of our era: the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst and the shocking assassination of San Francisco gay leader Harvey Milk.
$12.00


Abolish Work: “Abolish Restaurants” iPlus/i “Work, Community, Politics, War”
SKU: 9781604863406
Abolish Work: “Abolish Restaurants” Plus “Work, Community, Politics, War”
Abolish Work combines two influential pamphlets from the frontlines of the class war. The texts from these anonymous workers offer cutting-edge class analysis and critiques of daily life accompanied by uncensored, innovative illustrations.
$9.95


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Pamphlets

Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks
SKU: 9781604864205
Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks
Combining history and theory with the groundbreaking practice of the model by Starbucks workers, Lynd and Gross make a compelling case for solidarity unionism as an effective approach to winning a voice on the job.
$4.95


Self-Defense for Radicals: A to Z Guide for Subversive Struggle
SKU: 9781604862041
Self-Defense for Radicals: A to Z Guide for Subversive Struggle
Mickey Z. shows you how to use your head. Literally! An invaluable guide for those moments when violence must be countered by force.
$4.95


Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis
SKU: 9781604864434
Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis
A pamphlet for anyone who wants to build a movement with the resiliency to navigate one of the most rapid transitions in human history.
$6.95


Ned Ludd & Queen Mab: Machine-Breaking, Romanticism, and the Several Commons of 1811-12
SKU: 9781604867046
Ned Ludd & Queen Mab: Machine-Breaking, Romanticism, and the Several Commons of 1811-12
Peter Linebaugh enlists the anonymous and scorned 19th century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international crew of commoners resisting dispossession in the dawn of capitalist modernity.
$6.95


Abolish Restaurants: A Worker's Critique of the Food Service Industry
SKU: 9781604860481
Abolish Restaurants: A Worker's Critique of the Food Service Industry
A 60-page illustrated guide to the daily misery, stress, boredom, and alienation of restaurant work, as well as the ways in which restaurant workers fight against it.
$5.95


The Prison-Industrial Complex and the Global Economy
SKU: 9781604860436
The Prison-Industrial Complex and the Global Economy
Follow the money and find how the prison-industrial complex fits into the New World Order of free trade and imprisoned people, the war on drugs, and capital flight.
$3.00


Cointelshow: A Patriot Act
SKU: 9781604861150
Cointelshow: A Patriot Act
A cheerfully creepy tour of declassified government surveillance documents!
$4.95


I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: A Facsimile Reprint of the Nineteenth Edition (1923) of the "Little Red Song Book"
SKU: 9781604869507
I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: A Facsimile Reprint of the Nineteenth Edition (1923) of the "Little Red Song Book"
A Radical Labor Classic
$5.95


“Venceremos”: Víctor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement
SKU: 9781604869576
“Venceremos”: Víctor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement
Featuring interviews from key figures and lyrical analysis, “Venceremos“ gives insight into how the New Chilean Song Movement’s revolutionary anthems came to be.
$5.95


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