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Immanuel 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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Peter Kuper's "The System is admirable simply because of the beauty of its structure..."


"More than any of his other comics, The System is admirable simply because of the beauty of its structure...This edition is in hardback, is printed at a larger size and on better paper. The colors absolutely pop off the page in this book, and the quality of the paper is a big reason why. The endpapers, commentary and interstitial material give the book a real chance to breathe. This is obviously the definitive version of this book, and I'd point any reader curious about Kuper's career to this book first and foremost."—Rob Clough, High-Low


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Marge Piercy's The Cost of Lunch, Etc. Reviewed on Rain Taxi


"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

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


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


This Is Not a Photo Opportunity: The Street Art of Banksy
SKU: 9781629630366
This Is Not a Photo Opportunity: The Street Art of Banksy
This Is Not a Photo Opportunity is a street-level, full-color showcase of some of Banksy’s most innovative pieces ever.
$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


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


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


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


Birth of Our Power
SKU: 9781629630304
Birth of Our Power
This epic novel is set in Spain, France, and Russia during the heady revolutionary years 1917–1919. From “victory in defeat” to “defeat in victory.”
$18.95


Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism: A Brian Morris Reader
SKU: 9781604860931
Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism: A Brian Morris Reader
This work takes an interdisciplinary approach that moves seamlessly among topics, offering up coherent and practical connections between his various scholarly interests and his deeply held commitment to anarchist politics and thought.
$24.95


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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


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


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


“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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