Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian

Author: Garry Reed
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304624668
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A longtime Libertarian Opinionizer, committed to the notion that life should be both fun and free, has selected a score of his earlier writings on libertarian political, social and cultural issues. Subjects as far afield as jury rights, the drug war, terrorist attacks, supreme court decisions, pot puffing and possibly the world's first book review review (yes, you read that right, a book review review) all serve as fit fodder for his cannon fusillades.

Tyranny Fighters The Julian Heicklen Chronicles

Author: Garry Reed
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329108795
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Between September, 2009 and June, 2012 Julian Heicklen and his Tyranny Fighters were, confronted, harassed, attacked, arrested, jailed and more by the very law enforcers charged with protecting their rights. Their "crime" was peacefully giving jury rights pamphlets to people on public property. Now their stories of courage and inspiration - reported by Garry Reed as the events unfolded and posted in his Libertarian News Examiner online feature in over 70 news and commentary articles - have been collected in a single volume. All of the original articles are here, amplified with additional introductory notes by the author and by never before published background material from activist emails, reader comments, social media sites and reports from major media news articles. Also included is a special bonus chapter, Julian's Jailhouse Journal, the uncut, uncensored, unedited, deeply disturbing and bitingly witty account of his confinement in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail.

Decolonizing Anarchism

Author: Maia Ramnath
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849350825
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Decolonizing Anarchism examines the history of South Asian struggles against colonialism and neocolonialism, highlighting lesser-known dissidents as well as iconic figures. What emerges is an alternate narrative of decolonization, in which liberation is not defined by the achievement of a nation-state. Author Maia Ramnath suggests that the anarchist vision of an alternate society closely echoes the concept of total decolonization on the political, economic, social, cultural, and psychological planes. Decolonizing Anarchism facilitates more than a reinterpretation of the history of anticolonialism; it also supplies insight into the meaning of anarchism itself. Praise for Decolonizing Anarchism: “Maia Ramnath offers a refreshingly different perspective on anticolonial movements in India, not only by focusing on little-remembered anarchist exiles such as Har Dayal, Mukerji and Acharya but more important, highlighting the persistent trend that sought to strengthen autonomous local communities against the modern nation-state. A superbly original book.”—Partha Chatterjee, author of Lineages of Political Society: Studies in Post-colonial Democracy “[Ramnath] audaciously reframes the dominant narrative of Indian radicalism by detailing its explosive and ongoing symbiosis with decolonial anarchism.”—Dylan Rodríguez, author of Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition

Marx at the Margins

Author: Kevin B. Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634570X
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In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.

Henri Lefebvre

Author: Andrew Merrifield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135435030
Format: PDF
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Philosopher, sociologist and urban theorist, Henri Lefebvre is one of the great social theorists of the twentieth century. This accessible and innovative introduction to the work of Lefebvre combines biography and theory in a critical assessment of the dynamics of Lefebvre's character, thought, and times. Exploring key Lefebvrian concepts, Andy Merrifield demonstrates the evolution of Lefebvre's philosophy, while stressing the way his long and adventurous life of ideas and political engagement live on as an enduring and inspiring interrelated whole.

The History of Terrorism

Author: Gérard Chaliand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520292502
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First published in English in 2007 under title: The history of terrorism: from antiquity to al Qaeda.

Our Unswerving Loyalty

Author: David W. Lovell
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 192131396X
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The story of the Communist Party of Australia has been told in various ways. Until now, however, archival collections that have borne on this story have been relatively inaccessible to the ordinary, interested reader. This book begins to redress that deficiency by bringing together 85 key documents from the Russian State Archives of Social and Political History (RGASPI), selected from a collection of thousands of documents concerning the relations between the Communist International and the Communist Party of Australia. The selection focuses on the relationship between the CPA and the Comintern because the activities of the CPA are essentially incomprehensible without understanding the international communist context within which the CPA operated. That context was dominated by the newly-created Soviet state and its decision to authorize and utilize a network of communist parties throughout the world.

Getting Free

Author: James Herod
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780979426407
Format: PDF
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The main purpose of this book is to try to persuade revolutionaries to shift the sites of the anticapitalist struggle and to select new battlefields. I identify three strategic sites for fighting - neighborhoods, workplaces, and households - that I believe will not only enable us to defeat capitalists but also to build a new society in the process. The advantage of this shift is that it offers an offensive strategy, not merely a defensive one. That is, it is not merely about resisting what they are doing to us, but rather about defending what we are doing to them through our new social creations. It means that we would begin to take the initiative to build the life we want, and then fight to defend this life from attacks by the ruling class. In listing all the strategies that have failed, I merely mean to argue that these forms of resistance, although they have accomplished a lot, haven't gotten us very far toward our ultimate goal of destroying capitalism. Some of them - like the leninist vanguard party, social democracy, dropping out, and guerrilla warfare - should be abandoned completely. The others should be subordinated to the main task of building free associations in neighborhoods, workplaces, and households. Strategies like strikes, civil disobedience, or insurrections are not wrong in themselves, but they are not enough, and by themselves cannot defeat capitalists. To win we must add another whole dimension.