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“We will need writers who can remember freedom”: Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards

"...I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine some real grounds for hope. We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets, visionaries—the realists of a larger reality...

Books, you know, they’re not just commodities. The profit motive often is in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.

Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art—the art of words."—Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards ceremony, November 19th, 2014, transcribed by Parker Higgins

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 David Hartsough's Waging Peace Lecture and Reviews


"This book is jammed with powerful stories from these efforts — from facing down with nonviolent love a knife-wielding racist during an eventually successful campaign to desegregate a lunch-counter in Arlington, Va., in 1960, to paddling canoes into the way of a U.S. military ship bound for Vietnam; from meeting with President John Kennedy to urging him to spark a “peace race” with the Soviet Union, to being threatened with arrest in Red Square in Moscow for calling for nuclear disarmament there; from confronting the death squad culture in Central America and the Philippines to watching his good friend, Vietnam veteran Brian Willson, get mowed down by a U.S. Navy munitions train.

These are just a few of innumerable vignettes of David’s peacemaking around the world. But there is much more to David’s life story than these intense scenes of nonviolent conflict.

Much of this book recounts how the foundations of his career as an agent of nonviolent change were laid, slowly and organically..."—Ken Butigan, Waging NonViolence

WATCH David's 2014 Salem Peace Lecture
Review: World Beyond War
Review: Waging NonViolence

Robin Bell's Positive Force: More Than a Witness: 30 Years of Punk Politics in Action: Reviews and Interviews

"If Robin Bell’s new documentary Positive Force: More Than a Witness is out to prove anything, it’s that D.C. punk is as much about ideals as it is about attitude.

The film chronicles the origins of Positive Force, an activist group founded in 1985 that channels punk’s raw anger and discontent to foster social change — be it delivering groceries to the elderly or raising money through benefit concerts.

It may not be as widely known or celebrated as the music itself, but the Positive Force story is inextricably linked with D.C. punk." —Dean Essner, Washington Post

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Listen to more: Kojo Nnamdi Show
Review: WAMU/Bandwidth
Interview: DC Music Downloads
Buy Positive Force (DVD)

Sam Mayfield's Wisconsin Rising DVD— Out Now!


Wisconsin Rising documents the largest sustained workers' resistance movement in American history. Wisconsin was a testing ground for the nation in 2011 as big money attempted to undo basic workers' rights when newly-elected Republican Governor Scott Walker suddenly stripped collective bargaining power from the state's public employees.

Wisconsin Rising catapults the viewer into the days, weeks, and months when Wisconsinites fought back against power, authority, and injustice. Happening months before the Occupy movement, Wisconsinites spontaneously occupied their state Capitol for weeks as never before seen in American History.

As the story unfolds, democracy itself is at stake. The government in Wisconsin looks like a circus, as Republicans invent new laws daily, restricting citizens'—and even elected officials'—access to the State House. Our cameras are rolling on March 9th, 2011, when Republican Senators attempt to vote on the bill with no public notice as over 10,000 people pour into the Capitol, occupying its halls overnight.

Watch the trailer
Buy Wisconsin Rising (DVD)

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Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to A New Way of Life
SKU: 9781604866629
Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to A New Way of Life
Visions of Abolition is a new feature length documentary about the prison industrial complex and the prison abolition movement.
$19.95


END:CIV Resist or Die (DVD)
SKU: 9781604864793
END:CIV Resist or Die (DVD)
Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: "If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?"
$19.95


This is What Democracy Looks Like (DVD)
SKU: 9781604863680
This is What Democracy Looks Like (DVD)
This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a co-production of the IMC and Big Noise Films, weaves the footage of over 100 videographers into a gripping document of what really happened on Seattle’s streets in November 1999.
$19.95


Positive Force: More Than a Witness: 30 Years of Punk Politics in Action (DVD)
SKU: 9781604862423
Positive Force: More Than a Witness: 30 Years of Punk Politics in Action (DVD)
Covering a span of 30 years, More Than a Witness documents the origins, activism, and musical events of the punk/activist organization Positive Force DC.
$19.95


The Fourth World War (DVD)
SKU: 9781604863673
The Fourth World War (DVD)
From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, and the War on Terror in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq, The Fourth World War is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated.
$19.95


Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (DVD)
SKU: 9781604866889
Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (DVD)
Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet is an annual conference featuring environmental thinkers and activists who are willing to ask the hardest questions about the seriousness of our situation.
$20.00


Crossing the American Crises:  From Collapse To Action (DVD)
SKU: 9781604864007
Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse To Action (DVD)
Change we can believe in? Travel with Michael Fox and Silvia Leindecker across the United States in 2008 and 2010 and hear the voices of the people impacted by the financial meltdown and its aftermath.
$19.95


COINTELPRO 101
SKU: 9781604865226
COINTELPRO 101
This DVD exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the U.S. government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.
$19.95


Wisconsin Rising (DVD)
SKU: 9781629630939
Wisconsin Rising (DVD)
Wisconsin Rising documents the largest sustained workers' resistance movement in American history.
$19.95


No Gods No Masters: Live in Concert
SKU: 9781604864410
No Gods No Masters: Live in Concert
In this glorious 2 DVD set, Britain’s finest living songwriters are captured live (on tour in Berkeley, CA), presenting two nights of their original songs, words, and inimitable performance.
$19.95


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