New Anarchist/Socialist Periodicals

All are free to read online and most are free to download to save/print or purchasable to deliver.

Sprout Distro used to do these great anarchist zine round ups each month. They’ve gotten more irregular now, but I made a full list of periodicals here, so just thought to post the most recent ones also for those interested.

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Table of Contents

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Labor

1. Dope #6Dope #6 – Quarterly

‘The Anarchist Big Issue’ distributed to street vendors for free to sell on in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester.

Contents:

  • London is Shit by Lisa McKenzie
  • Class Traitors by D. Hunter
  • Acid Communism by Nadia Idle
  • S LENCE by Penny Rimbaud
  • Property is Theft by Cat Sims
  • Invisible by Andrew Fraser
  • No Sweat by Jay Kerr
  • Smash IPP by Smash IPP
  • Classifieds & Protest Stencils

Read online

Buy for £3

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2. Organise #92Organize! #92 – Bi-annually

A focus on developing anarchist communist theory, practice, and analysis of the world at large. It also contains reviews of new books from anarchist writers and has a regular arts segment.

Contents:

  • Opinion
    • Productivity Is Not Your Friend
    • A Brief History Of Violence
  • News
    • International Bulletin
    • After A Period Of Dormancy, Japan Is Now Awake
    • Feminists Rise Up In Mexico
    • Stateless And Oppressed
    • Hongkongers Ain’t Nothing To Fuck With
    • Fascist Foot In The Door Of Squats
    • Update About Our Current Situation
  • Reviews
    • Review: Desert, A Warning
    • Books Beyond Bars
    • An Anarchist Manifesto
    • Putting The A Back Into Admin
  • Memorials
    • Rest In Power Tekoşer Piling / Lorenzo Orsetti
    • Rest In Power Ewan Brown

Download the PDF

Buy for £3.50

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Housing

Notes from below #6: Housing – Irregular Housing

Rent strikes, eviction blockades, anti-gentrification actions, squatting, demands for rent control and renationalization—housing struggles are kicking off in metropolises around the world.

  • Gimme A Home…
  • Spatial Deconcentration in DC
  • 5 Theses on Movement Building from the Berlin Housing Movement
  • Expropriate the Big Landlords: An interview from the frontlines of the German housing movement
  • Diary from Vulturilor 50 – Building a Radical Housing Justice Movement in Bucharest
  • Notes Towards a Practice of Territorial Inquiry
  • Housing and the ‘informal’ social factory: exploring Buenos Aires’ spatial composition
  • The Squatting Movement in Italy

Read online

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47Rupture – Autumn, 2019 – Irregular

Running a 2-for-1 on Thoughts and Prayers!

Centred around DIY culture – free parties, squats, social centres, art and activism. Updates on squats, various campaigns, calls for solidarity and announcements of various cultural events. For readers outside of Europe it gives a nice glimpse into a very different political and cultural scene.

Contents:

  • #nopasaran – update and reportage from Exarchia, Athens
  • MargateTek – August bank holiday party report
  • Justice for Steve – article on police attack on party in France
  • Sick of War? Use the Bomb! – more from the frontlines of Suffolk
  • Carnival, the Road to Excess – history of carnival
  • A Place of Our Own – news and callout for new DIY social centre
  • Sticks and Stones may Break your Bones – rant about political discourse
  • The Future of the GBC
  • Poetry and fiction from Jack Houston, George F
  • Events listings + music news
  • Artwork by Arki Grynberg, Sara Maria Klos, Paul Sargent, Morgan Davy, Paultergeist Photography

Download the PDF

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International

Slinghot #130 – Quarterly9

Independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. Accepts submissions of articles, artwork, calendar items, spots to add to the radical contact list, suggestions for distribution, and thoughts about what they should be doing next.

Contents:

  • Memorial to Michael Diehl
  • Nobody left behind – thoughts from a disable activist
  • Looking Deeper – Why is Lake Tahoe clarity declining?
  • Building Community Equity
  • Performing Utopia: life as art on the Z.A.D.
  • Border is not just a word
  • Tubes Tied & no regrets – another perspective on parenting or not parenting
  • How ’bout no! – a wrongful case of stalking
  • Plot plan and dream
  • Living and working in intentional communities
  • Donuts and Do-Nots – supporting your addict friends

Read online

Buy for $1

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Roar #9 – Quarterly

Issue #9 is titled “Dual Power” and looks at the theory and practice of building dual power as a strategy for revolutionary politics in 21st century North America. We have gathered an impressive line-up of contributors covering a wide range of topics, from the Haudenosaunee confederacy to municipalist syndicalism, and pan-African social ecology to dual power tenant unions.

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • What is Democracy?
  • The Confederation as the Commune of Communes
  • Municipalist Syndicalism as a 21st Century Rank-and-File Strategy
  • Electoral Road to Socialism?
  • Dual Power Tenant Unions
  • Dual Power in Practice
    • Native American Democracy
    • New England Town Meetings
    • Cooperation Jackson
    • Neighborhood Democracy in Chéran
    • Montreal’s Bottom-up Citizens’ Movement
    • NYC’s Lower East Side
  • Pan-African Social Ecology: an Interview with Modibo Kadalie
  • Social Ecology: the Climate Justice Struggle’s Missing Link

Read online

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Cultural Survival #43.4 – Quarterly43-4

Our work on the front lines of advocacy with international Indigenous communities is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and our programming works to inform Indigenous people of their rights, issues and threats affecting their communities.

Cultural Survival believes that vibrant and durable communities rest on the principles of self-determination, human rights, informed citizenry and access to information, the freedom of expression, and the right to organize and shape the future in a way consistent with one’s tradition, language, culture and community – and we believe Indigenous Peoples have the power and solutions to solve many of today’s problems when respected and empowered to do so.

Read online

Buy for $6.20

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The Local Kids #5 – Irregular17

A contribution to a correspondence between those who desire anarchy and subversion.

Contents:

  • Cut Straight To The Fear
  • Every Day In The Present!
  • Hostility Towards Politics
  • Letter Into The Void
  • Misleading Appearances
  • An Insurrection Against Destiny
  • Banished Experiences
  • The Impossible
  • Consensus
  • Hold Your Head Higher

Read PDF (A4) | Print PDF (A3)

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Philosophy

Radical Philosophy #2.06 – Quarterly

  • Articles
    • The inorganic body in the early Marx
    • Securitati perpetuae
    • The revival of Hegelian Marxism
    • On the origins of Marx’s general intellect
    • The racial regime of aesthetics
  • Interview
    • Critical theory and lived experience with Jordi Maiso
  • Reviews
    • Sacred Channels
    • Whither Fanon?
    • India’s Revolutionary Inheritance
    • Plural Maghreb
    • Grenze filmen
    • For a Left Populism
    • African Philosophy as Critical Universalism
    • Fully Automated Luxury Communism
    • Liquidation World
    • Letter from Kashmir

Download the PDF

Buy for £8

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History

KSL Bulletin #99 – Quarterly44

The Kate Sharpley Library exists to preserve and promote anarchist history. We preserve the output of the anarchist movement, mainly in the form of books, pamphlets, newspaper, leaflets and manuscripts but also badges, recordings, photographs etc. We also have the work of historians and other writers on the anarchist movement.

Contents:

Download the PDF

Buy for £1.70

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Prisoner Support

Fire Ant #5 – Irregular

Fire Ant is a quarterly publication focused on spreading the words of anarchist prisoners and generating material solidarity for our imprisoned friends. Begun as a collaboration between anarchist prisoners and anarchists in Maine, Fire Ant seeks to raise material aid for anarchist prisoners while fostering communication between anarchists on both sides of the walls.

Issue #5 includes a letter from Jennifer Rose; a letter, two poems, and updates from Michael Kimble; an open letter to Eric King by Sean Swain; a message and a poem by Eric King; two pieces by Noah Coffin; an essay by Thomas Meyer-Falk (on indefinite detention in Germany); and original art by Marius Mason and Noah Coffin.

Download the PDF

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Words of Fire #10 – Irregularwords of fire

We are excited to announce that we just published the 10th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!!

We are incredibly grateful to all the authors for sharing their work with us. And big thanks go to our volunteer who worked so hard to pull together this edition!

Download the PDF

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Illegalist

Fantasma #3 – Irregular

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • From a pebble to a rockfall (Interview)
  • Greetings from the underground
  • My secret
  • The others and I
  • Experiences of banishment (Incognito)
  • Comrade arrested after 7 years on the run

Download the PDF in English or Deutsch

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Local

Anathema #5.7 (Philly) – Monthly7

A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical.

Contents:

  • Global Insurrection
  • Pink Wave
  • What Went Down
  • Ring And The New Policing
  • Lasers!!!
  • During The Quiet
  • Sean Bonney Poem (Confessions 2)
  • Interview: 10 Years After The UC Occupations
  • Response to “Property Destruction Is Not Enough”
  • Pinkerton
  • Bomb Scares
  • End The Abatement?

Download the PDF for reading or printing

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Montreal Counter-Info #9 – Quarterly

  • No government will save the planet for us – We have to save the planet from the government!
  • When the police attack
  • An anarchist response to climate change
  • Our masks protect us
  • History says it clearly: the insurrection for the climate must know how to defend itself
  • Recuperation and its multiple forms
  • The vultures are already circling overhead

Download the PDF for reading or printing.

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Salvo – Summer, 2019 (Cali) – Quarterly10

Salvo is a multimedia project that focuses on working class perspectives and issues in the greater Los Angeles area of California.

Read online

Buy for $1

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Rebel Worker #224 (Sydney) – Irregular41

  • Sell-off of QLD
  • NSW railway news
  • Sydney buses news
  • Victorian railway news
  • Britain today: Organising in the gig economy
  • French labour news
  • Bookreview corner
  • Debate on blockade tactics
  • Mexican syndicalist history
  • News & notes

Download the PDF

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Freedom #79.1 (London) – Irregular18

Having gone mostly online in 2014, Freedom continues to publish an irregular paper today. Those and many other issues stretching back to our founding in 1886.

Download the PDF

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No More Illusions (Michigan) – Irregular50

Articles on campaign approaches, reports on a variety of actions and brief updates about actions across the US.

Contents:

  • Build Resistance or Accept Apocalypse; Organize Community Self-Defense
  • All Out Against the Klan in Dayton
  • Reports from Across the Midwest

Download the PDF

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New Anarchist/Socialist Periodicals

Free to read online/print or buy to deliver.

For a full list of periodicals – click here.

Plus past zine round ups – click here.

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Table of Contents

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Labor

1. Dope #6Dope #6 – Quarterly

‘The Anarchist Big Issue’ distributed to street vendors for free to sell on in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester.

Contents:

  • London is Shit by Lisa McKenzie
  • Class Traitors by D. Hunter
  • Acid Communism by Nadia Idle
  • S LENCE by Penny Rimbaud
  • Property is Theft by Cat Sims
  • Invisible by Andrew Fraser
  • No Sweat by Jay Kerr
  • Smash IPP by Smash IPP
  • Classifieds & Protest Stencils

Read online

Buy for £3

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2. Organise #92Organize! #92 – Bi-annually

A focus on developing anarchist communist theory, practice, and analysis of the world at large. It also contains reviews of new books from anarchist writers and has a regular arts segment.

Contents:

  • Opinion
    • Productivity Is Not Your Friend
    • A Brief History Of Violence
  • News
    • International Bulletin
    • After A Period Of Dormancy, Japan Is Now Awake
    • Feminists Rise Up In Mexico
    • Stateless And Oppressed
    • Hongkongers Ain’t Nothing To Fuck With
    • Fascist Foot In The Door Of Squats
    • Update About Our Current Situation
  • Reviews
    • Review: Desert, A Warning
    • Books Beyond Bars
    • An Anarchist Manifesto
    • Putting The A Back Into Admin
  • Memorials
    • Rest In Power Tekoşer Piling / Lorenzo Orsetti
    • Rest In Power Ewan Brown

Download the PDF

Buy for £3.50

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Housing

Notes from below #6: Housing – Irregular Housing

Rent strikes, eviction blockades, anti-gentrification actions, squatting, demands for rent control and renationalization—housing struggles are kicking off in metropolises around the world.

  • Gimme A Home…
  • Spatial Deconcentration in DC
  • 5 Theses on Movement Building from the Berlin Housing Movement
  • Expropriate the Big Landlords: An interview from the frontlines of the German housing movement
  • Diary from Vulturilor 50 – Building a Radical Housing Justice Movement in Bucharest
  • Notes Towards a Practice of Territorial Inquiry
  • Housing and the ‘informal’ social factory: exploring Buenos Aires’ spatial composition
  • The Squatting Movement in Italy

Read online

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47Rupture – Autumn, 2019 – Irregular

Running a 2-for-1 on Thoughts and Prayers!

Centred around DIY culture – free parties, squats, social centres, art and activism. Updates on squats, various campaigns, calls for solidarity and announcements of various cultural events. For readers outside of Europe it gives a nice glimpse into a very different political and cultural scene.

Contents:

  • #nopasaran – update and reportage from Exarchia, Athens
  • MargateTek – August bank holiday party report
  • Justice for Steve – article on police attack on party in France
  • Sick of War? Use the Bomb! – more from the frontlines of Suffolk
  • Carnival, the Road to Excess – history of carnival
  • A Place of Our Own – news and callout for new DIY social centre
  • Sticks and Stones may Break your Bones – rant about political discourse
  • The Future of the GBC
  • Poetry and fiction from Jack Houston, George F
  • Events listings + music news
  • Artwork by Arki Grynberg, Sara Maria Klos, Paul Sargent, Morgan Davy, Paultergeist Photography

Download the PDF

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International

Slinghot #130 – Quarterly9

Independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. Accepts submissions of articles, artwork, calendar items, spots to add to the radical contact list, suggestions for distribution, and thoughts about what they should be doing next.

Contents:

  • Memorial to Michael Diehl
  • Nobody left behind – thoughts from a disable activist
  • Looking Deeper – Why is Lake Tahoe clarity declining?
  • Building Community Equity
  • Performing Utopia: life as art on the Z.A.D.
  • Border is not just a word
  • Tubes Tied & no regrets – another perspective on parenting or not parenting
  • How ’bout no! – a wrongful case of stalking
  • Plot plan and dream
  • Living and working in intentional communities
  • Donuts and Do-Nots – supporting your addict friends

Read online

Buy for $1

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Roar #9 – Quarterly

Issue #9 is titled “Dual Power” and looks at the theory and practice of building dual power as a strategy for revolutionary politics in 21st century North America. We have gathered an impressive line-up of contributors covering a wide range of topics, from the Haudenosaunee confederacy to municipalist syndicalism, and pan-African social ecology to dual power tenant unions.

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • What is Democracy?
  • The Confederation as the Commune of Communes
  • Municipalist Syndicalism as a 21st Century Rank-and-File Strategy
  • Electoral Road to Socialism?
  • Dual Power Tenant Unions
  • Dual Power in Practice
    • Native American Democracy
    • New England Town Meetings
    • Cooperation Jackson
    • Neighborhood Democracy in Chéran
    • Montreal’s Bottom-up Citizens’ Movement
    • NYC’s Lower East Side
  • Pan-African Social Ecology: an Interview with Modibo Kadalie
  • Social Ecology: the Climate Justice Struggle’s Missing Link

Read online

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Cultural Survival #43.4 – Quarterly43-4

Our work on the front lines of advocacy with international Indigenous communities is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and our programming works to inform Indigenous people of their rights, issues and threats affecting their communities.

Cultural Survival believes that vibrant and durable communities rest on the principles of self-determination, human rights, informed citizenry and access to information, the freedom of expression, and the right to organize and shape the future in a way consistent with one’s tradition, language, culture and community – and we believe Indigenous Peoples have the power and solutions to solve many of today’s problems when respected and empowered to do so.

Read online

Buy for $6.20

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The Local Kids #5 – Irregular17

A contribution to a correspondence between those who desire anarchy and subversion.

Contents:

  • Cut Straight To The Fear
  • Every Day In The Present!
  • Hostility Towards Politics
  • Letter Into The Void
  • Misleading Appearances
  • An Insurrection Against Destiny
  • Banished Experiences
  • The Impossible
  • Consensus
  • Hold Your Head Higher

Read PDF (A4) | Print PDF (A3)

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Philosophy

Radical Philosophy #2.06 – Quarterly

  • Articles
    • The inorganic body in the early Marx
    • Securitati perpetuae
    • The revival of Hegelian Marxism
    • On the origins of Marx’s general intellect
    • The racial regime of aesthetics
  • Interview
    • Critical theory and lived experience with Jordi Maiso
  • Reviews
    • Sacred Channels
    • Whither Fanon?
    • India’s Revolutionary Inheritance
    • Plural Maghreb
    • Grenze filmen
    • For a Left Populism
    • African Philosophy as Critical Universalism
    • Fully Automated Luxury Communism
    • Liquidation World
    • Letter from Kashmir

Download the PDF

Buy for £8

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History

KSL Bulletin #99 – Quarterly44

The Kate Sharpley Library exists to preserve and promote anarchist history. We preserve the output of the anarchist movement, mainly in the form of books, pamphlets, newspaper, leaflets and manuscripts but also badges, recordings, photographs etc. We also have the work of historians and other writers on the anarchist movement.

Contents:

Download the PDF

Buy for £1.70

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Prisoner Support

Fire Ant #5 – Irregular

Fire Ant is a quarterly publication focused on spreading the words of anarchist prisoners and generating material solidarity for our imprisoned friends. Begun as a collaboration between anarchist prisoners and anarchists in Maine, Fire Ant seeks to raise material aid for anarchist prisoners while fostering communication between anarchists on both sides of the walls.

Issue #5 includes a letter from Jennifer Rose; a letter, two poems, and updates from Michael Kimble; an open letter to Eric King by Sean Swain; a message and a poem by Eric King; two pieces by Noah Coffin; an essay by Thomas Meyer-Falk (on indefinite detention in Germany); and original art by Marius Mason and Noah Coffin.

Download the PDF

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Words of Fire #10 – Irregularwords of fire

We are excited to announce that we just published the 10th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!!

We are incredibly grateful to all the authors for sharing their work with us. And big thanks go to our volunteer who worked so hard to pull together this edition!

Download the PDF

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Illegalist

Fantasma #3 – Irregular

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • From a pebble to a rockfall (Interview)
  • Greetings from the underground
  • My secret
  • The others and I
  • Experiences of banishment (Incognito)
  • Comrade arrested after 7 years on the run

Download the PDF in English or Deutsch

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Local

Anathema #5.7 (Philly) – Monthly7

A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical.

Contents:

  • Global Insurrection
  • Pink Wave
  • What Went Down
  • Ring And The New Policing
  • Lasers!!!
  • During The Quiet
  • Sean Bonney Poem (Confessions 2)
  • Interview: 10 Years After The UC Occupations
  • Response to “Property Destruction Is Not Enough”
  • Pinkerton
  • Bomb Scares
  • End The Abatement?

Download the PDF for reading or printing

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Montreal Counter-Info #9 – Quarterly

  • No government will save the planet for us – We have to save the planet from the government!
  • When the police attack
  • An anarchist response to climate change
  • Our masks protect us
  • History says it clearly: the insurrection for the climate must know how to defend itself
  • Recuperation and its multiple forms
  • The vultures are already circling overhead

Download the PDF for reading or printing.

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Salvo – Summer, 2019 (Cali) – Quarterly10

Salvo is a multimedia project that focuses on working class perspectives and issues in the greater Los Angeles area of California.

Read online

Buy for $1

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Rebel Worker #224 (Sydney) – Irregular41

  • Sell-off of QLD
  • NSW railway news
  • Sydney buses news
  • Victorian railway news
  • Britain today: Organising in the gig economy
  • French labour news
  • Bookreview corner
  • Debate on blockade tactics
  • Mexican syndicalist history
  • News & notes

Download the PDF

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Freedom #79.1 (London) – Irregular18

Having gone mostly online in 2014, Freedom continues to publish an irregular paper today. Those and many other issues stretching back to our founding in 1886.

Download the PDF

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No More Illusions (Michigan) – Irregular50

Articles on campaign approaches, reports on a variety of actions and brief updates about actions across the US.

Contents:

  • Build Resistance or Accept Apocalypse; Organize Community Self-Defense
  • All Out Against the Klan in Dayton
  • Reports from Across the Midwest

Download the PDF

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Top 25 Anarchist/Socialist Periodicals

Most are free to view online, but the price is shown next to those which aren’t. See here for a longer list sorted by theme.

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Monthly

Anathema7

A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical.

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The New Inquiry – £2 Digital8

Each issue features roughly 60 pages of original art and writing. Although the magazine can often be experimental, subscribers can expect to find each issue containing interviews, short features, long-form essays, book reviews and a monthly advice column, “Dear Marooned Alien Princess,” by Zahira Kelly.

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Labor Notes – $2.5026

We report news about workers that the mainstream media doesn’t find worth printing—from workers’ point of view. We explore the trends that are keeping workers on the defensive and analyze labor’s responses: what’s working and what’s not? And as an independent publication, we’re free to include the voices who say we could be doing better—and tell how.

In Labor Notes, you’ll find reports on inventive organizing tactics and contract campaigns. You’ll read coverage of the people who are working to kick some life into their unions and put their fellow workers in the driver’s seat. You’ll read sometimes shocking stories of workers’ struggles abroad, and inspiring stories of solidarity.

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Monthly Review – $231

“At a time when many people have fallen into despair, when our opponents seem invulnerable, it’s critical to have a magazine that challenges us to think, inspires us to action, and makes us realize that the impossible is only difficult, not insurmountable. That magazine is Monthly Review.” — Danny Glover

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Bi-Monthly

Baffler 1

America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems and art. Our regular subjects include Silicon Valley snake-oil, the deadening weight of consumer capitalism, our faithless media, and the redemptive promise of people claiming control of their own lives.

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The New Left Review 1

A 160-page journal published every two months from London, New Left Review analyses world politics, the global economy, state powers and protest movements; contemporary social theory, history and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox art and aesthetics. It runs a regular book review section and carries interviews, essays, topical comments and signed editorials on political issues of the day. ‘Brief History of New Left Review’ gives an account of NLR’s political and intellectual trajectory since its launch in 1960.

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Quarterly

Dope – Quaterlyhttps://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/223127218/Cover.+pdf.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000

The latest issue features contributions from anarchist writers including Cindy Milstein and Lisa McKenzie, a piece by writer and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, as well as work by British Iraqi rapper and activist Lowkey and Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson.

In 2019, they aim to distribute DOPE to street vendors in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester, and Patreon allows DOPE to provide copies to those who need it for free.

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Fifth Estate 2

The Fifth Estate, founded in 1965, is an anarchist, anti-capitalist, and anti-authoritarian, anti-profit project published cooperatively by a volunteer collective of friends and comrades. We are committed to non-dogmatic, action-oriented writing and activity to bring about a new world.”

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N+1 3

n+1 was founded in New York City in 2004 by six young writers and editors who wanted to revive the American tradition of politically engaged literary magazines. At the time, the intellectual scene felt disturbingly fragmented and drained of vitality: political magazines didn’t care about literature, literary magazines didn’t discuss politics, and big ideas had to be buried in tiny book reviews. The founding editors wanted to make a magazine that could encompass all the subjects they cared about—one that didn’t shy away from difficult and ambitious writing, and that saw literature, politics, and culture as aspects of the same project.

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Radical Philosophy 6

Radical Philosophy is a UK-based journal of socialist and feminist philosophy, the first issue of which appeared in January 1972. It was founded in response to the widely felt discontent with the sterility of academic philosophy at the time (in Britain, completely dominated by the narrowest sort of “ordinary language” philosophy), with the purpose of providing a forum for the theoretical work which was emerging in the wake of the radical movements of the 1960s, in philosophy and other fields.

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Cultural Survival 2

Our work on the front lines of advocacy with international Indigenous communities is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and our programming works to inform Indigenous people of their rights, issues and threats affecting their communities. Cultural Survival believes that vibrant and durable communities rest on the principles of self-determination, human rights, informed citizenry and access to information, the freedom of expression, and the right to organize and shape the future in a way consistent with one’s tradition, language, culture and community – and we believe Indigenous Peoples have the power and solutions to solve many of today’s problems when respected and empowered to do so.

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Roar 10

Independent coverage and critical analysis of world politics and current affairs — from a radical social movement perspective. The world-system is in crisis. Global capitalism and liberal democracy are crumbling all around us. Now more than ever, we need subversive commentary, engaged research and critical analysis to make sense of our tumultuous times and help stave off the coming global catastrophe.As an activist-run journal of the radical imagination, we consider it our mission to contribute to that collective effort.

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Dissent 5

Dissent is a quarterly magazine of politics and ideas. Founded by Irving Howe and Lewis Coser in 1954, it quickly established itself as one of America’s leading intellectual journals and a mainstay of the democratic left. We publish the very best in political argument, and take pride in cultivating the next generation of labor journalists, cultural critics, and political polemicists.

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Red Pepper 6

Red Pepper is a quarterly magazine and website of left politics and culture. We’re a socialist publication drawing on feminist, green and libertarian politics. We seek to be a space for debate on the left, a resource for movements for social justice, and a home for open-minded anti-capitalists.

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Montreal Counter-Info 8

Aspires to provide a space for anarchists in Montreal to diffuse their ideas and actions across overlapping networks and tendencies, outside the realm of leftist or corporate media projects.

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Slinghot 9

Independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. Accepts submissions of articles, artwork, calendar items, spots to add to the radical contact list, suggestions for distribution, and thoughts about what they should be doing next.

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Salvo10

Salvo is a multimedia project that focuses on working class perspectives and issues in the greater Los Angeles area of California.

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Consented – £6.2510

One of the grassroots online outlets which, similarly to gal-dem, have been grinding away, producing razor-sharp comment against a backdrop of increasing political adversity in the UK for the past year or so. Co-founded by Amit Singh and Mike Pope – best pals and Birkbeck university peers – the pieces they’re best known for provide scathing analysis on things like anti-blackness in the South Asian community and why the UK is still failing refugees.

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Jacobin – £7.5028

A leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 30,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 1,000,000 a month.

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Historical Materialism – £1729

Founded in 1997, it asserts that, notwithstanding the variety of its practical and theoretical articulations, Marxism constitutes the most fertile conceptual framework for analysing social phenomena, with an eye to their overhaul. In our selection of materials, we do not favour any one tendency, tradition or variant. Marx demanded the ‘merciless criticism of everything that exists’: for us that includes Marxism itself

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Tri-annual

Anarcho-Syndicalist Review – $530

Our outlook is internationalist. We stand in solidarity with working people everywhere, and in particular with those who, rejecting both state capitalism and state socialism as proven threats to the health of people and planet alike, seek peace and justice for themselves and their fellow workers through international labor solidarity.

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Bi-Annual

Commune – $2031

Commune is a popular magazine for a new era of revolution. The old political orientations are dead: the center cannot hold. While others offer social democratic fantasy from a past that cannot return, we bring you instead the future, a magazine of politics and culture that knows what so many already intuitively recognize: capitalism can’t be made more tolerable, couldn’t be saved even if we wanted to, and won’t be voted away. We take our inspiration from the movements of our time, publishing writing that reflects and clarifies the creative intelligence at work within them. The answers are in the streets.

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Organize! 42

A focus on developing anarchist communist theory, practice, and analysis of the world at large. It also contains reviews of new books from anarchist writers and has a regular arts segment.

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Upping The Anti 5

We publish theoretical and critical articles, interviews, and roundtables. Upping the Anti also includes a book review section where activists assess new writing on the Left. “Upping the Anti” refers to our interest in assessing the interwoven tendencies that define the politics of today’s radical left: anti-capitalism, anti-oppression, and anti-imperialism.

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Hard Crackers – $69

A new periodical looking at the lives of “ordinary people,” among whom there exists the capacity to overturn the present mess and build a new society. A place where black people can express their bitterness at the prolonged mistreatment they have suffered at the hands of whites, and where the resentment on the part of many whites at being blamed for a history they do not think is their fault can also be heard. “The alliance between a real estate tycoon and the people who live in shacks and trailer parks cannot endure.” This publication grew out of discussions among people who had been involved with the journal Race Traitor and virtually every article deals directly or indirectly with race.

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Top 25 Radical Radio Stations & Shows

Had the idea of drawing up this list for traveling, so that I could get a feel for the culture and campaign struggles the people face. Most are available to stream online so I can learn more before I go or deciding where to go, while others are a local only treat that entice me to go and enjoy while I’m there.

Secondly I was interested to research what vestiges of DIY pirate radio activity and community interest in it remained. To which I’m now aware of a few more projects and forums. As well as info on the still large audiences some pirate shows attract, like Galaxy Radio and Omega Radio drawing in just under 50% of all radio listeners in the Caribbean community of London. These are also shows which advocate many community organizing strategies for dealing with issues related to being part of a low income and immigrant community in the capital city.

Finally I’ve been enjoying lightweight trekking and camping with just the bare minimum kit, where every tool has its purpose. So an mp3 player that can last longer because it only has the function of being able to listen to audio saved on the device and live on the airways just makes practical and environmental sense, while being psychologically comforting to my own head space.

If you have any stories of radical radio shows you’ve heard on your travels, I’d love to read.

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Radio Larrakia 94.5FM – AustraliaImage result for Radio Larrakia08-89437949

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MBC Radio – Central Canada Image result for MBC Radio– 1.800.668.4003

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KNBA 90.3 FM – Alaska

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Bush Radio – South Africa

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Galaxy RadioImage result for GalaxyafiweLondon, UK – +44 20 7193 0174

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London Pirate Radio

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Resonance FMhttps://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/914261187818344451/OdOTwXdk.jpg

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KPFA 94.1 – California – 1-800-958-9008item image #21

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Asheville 103.3FM – Eastern US

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KBOO 90.7FM – Portland, US

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Lumpen Radio 105.5FM – Chicago, IL, USAImage result for Lumpen Radio 105.5FM

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CKUT 90.3FM – Montreal, Canada

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CFRO 100.5FM – Vancouver, Canada

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CFRU-FM 93.3 FM https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/520565525294751744/WMzbeOJV_400x400.png– Guelph, Canada – 519-837-CFRU

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Other Languages

Welat FM – Northern Syriahttps://static.radio.net/images/broadcasts/5c/34/100918/1/c175.png

Language is in Kurdi.

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Radio Insurgente – Southern Mexico

  • 97.9 MHz FM – Zona Altos de Chiapas & Selva Fronteriza
  • 89.3 and 100.1 MHz FM – Zona Selva Tzeltal
  • 102.1 MHz FM – Zona Norte
  • 92.9 MHz FM – Zona Zotz Choj

Language is in Spanish, tzotzil, tzeltal, chol and tojolabal.

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Watan FM – Western Syria

Language is in Syrian Arabic.

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Radio Nissa – Palestinehttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nMt-i_JjzkOplmc7PO6R5KEQqCgKpr8aoF2WFZXgdtWPJ_d7kbIQqK51sKgNAV8LNNI

Language is in Palestinian Arabic.

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Irratia 97FM – Bilbao, Basque CountryIrratia 97 FM

Language is in Euskara.

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Radio Libertaire 89.4 FM – Paris, Francehttps://i1.wp.com/bernardhaillant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Rl-2.jpg

Language is in French.

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Greek Pirate RadioImage result for Radio zones of Subversive Expression

Language is in Greek.

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Radio Patapoe – Amsterdam, NetherlandsImage result for Radio Patapoe Amsterdam

Language is in Dutch.

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Radio Orange 94.0 – Austria

Language is in German.

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Language is in Slovenian.

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Top 25 Leftist Content Creators

This is a medium length run down of all the different anarchist/socialist content creators. It’s still a work in progress as I want to give each creator one line descriptions.

For more categories like campaigns, events & forums, resources and other art & media see the sidebar to the right –>

For longer pages with fleshed out descriptions of each creator or example content see top 25 anarchist/socialist:

For a shorter page of just creators names sorted by number of views and followers see campaign media analytics.

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Video Channelsleftist youtubers

News

Novara Media

Owen Jones

Russell Brand

Democracy Now!

Double Down News

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Debate

Vaush

The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder

Demon Mama

Zero Books

Jack Angstreich

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Video Essays

Three Arrows

Innuendo Studios

Xexizy

Non-Compete

Philosophy Tube

Contra Points

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Documentary

Red Fish

Popular Front

Rojava Plan

Neighbor Democracy

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Activism

Squat the Planet

No More Deaths

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Art

Lindsay Ellis

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Comedy

Bat’ko

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History

Step Back History

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Academia

Anarchism Research Group Loughborough

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leftist podcastsPodcasts

The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder

Chapo Trap House

The Citations Needed Podcast

It’s Going Down

This is Hell!

subMedia

Revolutionary Left Radio

We Are Many

Discourse Collective

The Final Straw

Rebel Beat Radio

From Alpha to Omega

Resonance: An Anarchist Audio Distro

Radical People

VersoBooks

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Internationalist

Electronic Intifada

Vedeng a Rojava

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Feminist

Dissident Island Radio

Very Loose Women

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Philosophy

Zero Squared

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Art

The Lit Review

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Local

KPFA 94.1

Native America Calling

Subversion 1312

Rustbelt Abolition Radio

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Online Essaysleftist blogs

Internationalist

Komun Academy

Zero Anthropology

AlexanderShah

a girl and her thumb

Interzone Voices

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Feminist

We Hunted The Mammoth

Dean Spade

Cori Wong, Feminist Friendships

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News

The Intercept

Jacobin Magazine

Open Democracy

It’s Going Down

Salvage Zone

Anarchist Federation

Libcom

Anarchist News

The F Word

Autonomies

The Activist Post

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Theory

Center for a Stateless Society

Sprout Distro

Institute for Anarchist Studies

Robert Graham

Anarchist FAQ

Anarchopac

C. Derick Varn

Squee

David Charles

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History

Working Class History Site

David Rovics

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leftist books & zinesZines & Books

Journals

Organize!

Fifth Estate

Anarchist Studies

Radical Philosophy

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Labor Organizing

Ramor Ryan

Richard Seymour

Andre Gorz

Kenyon Zimmer

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Social Organizing

Greg Martin

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Feminist

Theresa O’Keefe

Naomi Wolf 

Kristin Aune

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Anti-Racist

Mia McKenzie

Helene Moussa

Glen Sean Coulthard

Joseph Valente

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Existential Virtue Ethics

Benjamin Franks

Jakeet Singh

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Nihilist Ethics

Saul Newman

Skye Cleary

Tiqqun

Ray Brassier

Gilles Deleuze

Michel Foucault

Simone de Beauvoir

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Journals

Organize!

Fifth Estate

Anarchist Studies

Radical Philosophy

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Labor Organizing

Ramor Ryan

Richard Seymour

Andre Gorz

Kenyon Zimmer

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Social Organizing

Greg Martin

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Feminist

Theresa O’Keefe

Naomi Wolf 

Kristin Aune

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Anti-Racist

Mia McKenzie

Helene Moussa

Glen Sean Coulthard

Joseph Valente

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Existential Virtue Ethics

Benjamin Franks

Jakeet Singh

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Nihilist Ethics

Saul Newman

Skye Cleary

Tiqqun

Ray Brassier

Gilles Deleuze

Michel Foucault

Simone de Beauvoir

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Top 25 Anarchist/Socialist Video Channels

General

Contra Points

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Philosophy Tube

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HBomber Guy

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Peter Coffin

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Shaun

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Three Arrows

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Cuck Philosophy

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Zero Books

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Innuendo Studios

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Libertarian Socialist Rants

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Non-Compete

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Thought Slime

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Bat’ko

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Angie Speaks

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An Actual Joke

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Art house Politics

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Feminist

Marina Shut Up

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History

Step Back History

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Art

Lindsay Ellis

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News

Novara Media

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The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder

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The Michael Brooks Show

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The Jimmy Dore Show

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Democracy Now!

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Red Fish

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Top 25 Anarchist/Socialist Podcasts

General

The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder

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Chapo Trap House

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It’s Going Downitem image #18

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This is Hell!item image #17

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subMedia

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We Are Many

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Discourse Collective

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The Final Strawitem image #20

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Rebel Beat Radioitem image #8

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From Alpha to Omegaitem image #12

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Resonance: An Anarchist Audio Distro

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Radical Peopleitem image #16

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VersoBooks

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Internationalist

Electronic Intifada

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Vedeng a Rojavaitem image #3

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Feminist

Dissident Island Radioitem image #9

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Very Loose Womenitem image #7

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Philosophy

Zero Squareditem image #10

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Art

The Lit Reviewitem image #11

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Local

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Native America Callingitem image #6

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Subversion 1312item image #13

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Rustbelt Abolition Radioitem image #15

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Top 25 Anarchist/Socialist News Sites & Blogs


Internationalist

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Zero Anthropologyitem image #12

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Interzone Voicesitem image #21

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Feminist

We Hunted The Mammothitem image #22

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Dean Spadeitem image #24

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Cori Wong, Feminist Friendshipsitem image #23

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News

The Interceptitem image #7

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Jacobin Magazineitem image #3

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Open Democracyitem image #5

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It’s Going Downitem image #20

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Salvage Zoneitem image #2

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Libcomitem image #21

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Anarchist Newsitem image #30

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The F Worditem image #6

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Anarchist Federationitem image #22

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Autonomiesitem image #15

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The Activist Postitem image #16

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Theory

Center for a Stateless Societyitem image #10

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Sprout Distroitem image #19

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Institute for Anarchist Studiesitem image #9

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Robert Grahamitem image #14

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Anarchist FAQitem image #24

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Anarchopacitem image #8

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C. Derick Varnitem image #11

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Squeeitem image #13

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My Top 25 Anarchist/Socialist Books

Labor Organizing

Zapatista Spring: Anatomy of a Rebel Water Project & the Lessons of International Solidarity by Ramor Ryan

Eight volunteers converge to help campesinos build a water system in Chiapas—a strategy to bolster the Zapatista insurgency by helping locals to assert their autonomy.

These outsiders come to question the movement they’ve traveled so far to support—and each other—when forced into a world so unlike the poetic communiqués of Subcomandante Marcos—a world of endemic rural poverty, parochialism, and shifting loyalties to the movement. The quiet dignity of the local compañeros and echoes of B. Traven, Conrad, and Camus, round out this epic yarn.

Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics by Richard Seymour

In the 2017 general election, Jeremy Corbyn pulled off an historic upset, attracting the biggest increase in the Labour vote since 1945. It was another reversal of expectations for the mainstream media and his ‘soft-left’ detractors.

Demolishing the Blairite opposition in 2015, Corbyn had already seen off an attempted coup. Now, he had shattered the government’s authority, and even Corbyn’s most vitriolic critics have been forced into stunned mea culpas.

For the first time in decades, socialism is back on the agenda—and for the first time in Labour’s history, it defines the leadership.

Richard Seymour tells the story of how Corbyn’s rise was made possible by the long decline of Labour and by a deep crisis in British democracy. He shows how Corbyn began the task of rebuilding Labour as a grassroots party, with a coalition of trade unionists, young and precarious workers, students and ‘Old Labour’ pugilists, who then became the biggest campaigning army in British politics. Utilizing social media, activists turned the media’s Project Fear on its head and broke the ideological monopoly of the tabloids. After the election, with all the artillery still ranged against Corbyn, and with all the weaknesses of the Left’s revival, Seymour asks what Corbyn can do with his newfound success.

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Reclaiming Work: Beyond the Wage-Based Society by Andre Gorz

Over the last twenty-five years, Western societies have been reversing into the future. They are able neither to reproduce themselves in accordance with past norms, nor to exploit the unprecedented freedom offered by the savings in working time which new technology has generated.

In this major new book, Andre Gorz argues that the societies created by Fordism have been falling apart and have given way to ‘non-societies’, in which a tiny dominant stratum has grabbed most of the surplus wealth. In the absence of any alternative political project, social disintegration and individual despair have prevailed.

Mainstream economists seek solutions to this ‘crisis’, but Gorz argues that we are in fact in the grip of a new system which is abolishing work as we know it. The worst forms of exploitation are being restored, as each is forced to fight against all (both at the individual and the national level) in a desperate struggle to obtain the diminishing supply of work.In the face of these developments, Gorz argues that we should fight not against the destruction of work itself (in the sense of stable employment), but against the new system’s efforts to perpetuate the ideology of work as a source of rights.

We should welcome the reduction in the working hours required to meet our material needs and should realize the creative potential that this reduction could release. Through measures such as a sufficient unconditional basic income for all and new, co-operative economic structures, we can reclaim work and rebuild a future beyond the wage-based society.

Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America by Kenyon Zimmer

From the 1880s through the 1940s, tens of thousands of first- and second-generation immigrants embraced the anarchist cause after arriving on American shores. Kenyon Zimmer explores why these migrants turned to anarchism, and how their adoption of its ideology shaped their identities, experiences, and actions.

The book presents specific chapters outlining the early origins of social movement studies, and more recent theoretical and conceptual developments. It considers key ideas from resource mobilization theory, the political process model, and new social movement approaches. It provides an expansive commentary on the role of culture in social protest, and looks at substantive areas in chapters dedicated to religious movements, geography and struggles over space, media and movements, and global activism.Understanding Social Movements will be a useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students across disciplines wanting to be introduced to or extend their knowledge of the field. The book will also prove invaluable for lecturers and academic researchers interested in studying social movements


Social Organizing

Understanding Social Movements by Greg Martin

This book offers a new and fresh approach to understanding social movements. It provides interdisciplinary perspectives on social and cultural protest and contentious politics. It considers major theories and concepts, which are presented in an accessible and engaging format.

Historical and contemporary case studies and examples from a variety of different countries are provided throughout, including the American civil rights movement, Greenpeace, Pussy Riot, indigenous peoples movements, liberation theology, Occupy, Tea Party, and the Arab Spring.


Feminist

Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements by T. O’Keefe

This book examines the development of feminist identities among women active in revolutionary movements and how this identity simultaneously contributes to and conflicts with the struggle for women’s emancipation. It is based on groundbreaking interviews with women who were active in the contemporary Irish republican movement and activists in the broader women’s movement.

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf

In today’s world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women’s movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife.

It’s the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of “the flawless beauty.”

Reclaiming the F Word: Feminism Today by Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune

In today’s ‘post-feminist’ society, feminism is often portrayed as unfashionable and irrelevant. But since the turn of the millennium, a revitalised feminist movement has emerged to challenge these assumptions and assert a vibrant new agenda.

Reclaiming the F Word reveals the what, why and how of the new feminist movement and what it has to say about women’s lives today. From cosmetic surgery to celebrity culture and parenting to politics, from rape to religion and sex to singleness, this groundbreaking book reveals the seven vital issues at stake for today’s feminists, and calls a new generation back to action.


Anti-Racist

Black Girl Dangerous On Race, Queerness, Class and Gender by Mia McKenzie

Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website BGD, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy. In this collection of her work from BGD, McKenzie’s nuanced analysis of intersecting systems of oppression goes deep to reveal the complicated truths of a multiply-marginalized experience.

McKenzie tackles the hardest questions of our time with clarity and courage, in language that is accessible to non-academics and academics alike. She is both fearless and vulnerable, demanding and accountable. Hers is a voice like no other.

Not Born a Refugee Woman: Contesting Identities, Rethinking Practices by Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Nazilla Khanlou and Helena Moussa

“The book as a whole offers an array of difficult topics: the way women’s identities are shaped and reshaped by the complicated experiences of refugeeism; global sex trade and sex trafficking of Eastern European women; connections between war and homelessness… a valuable text that is bound to challenge students and teachers alike, in both our methodologies and our personal desires for an easy consumption of knowledge about the world and ourselves.

Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition by Glen Sean Coulthard

While Red Skin, White Masks focuses on indigenous experiences in Canada, it is immediately applicable to understanding the false promise of recognition, liberal pluralism, and reconciliation at the heart of colonial relationships between indigenous peoples and nation-states elsewhere. Glen Sean Coulthard is able to bring a remarkably distinctive and provocative look at issues of power and opposition relevant to anyone concerned with what constitutes and perpetuates imperialist state formations and what indigenous alternatives offer in regards to freedom.”—Joanne Barker, San Francisco State University

Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood by Joseph Valente

Dracula’s Crypt unearths the Irish roots of Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece, offering a fresh interpretation of the author’s relationship to his novel and to the politics of blood that consumes its characters. An ingenious reappraisal of a classic text, Dracula’s Crypt presents Stoker’s novel as a subtly ironic commentary on England’s preoccupation with racial purity.

Probing psychobiographical, political, and cultural elements of Stoker’s background and milieu, Joseph Valente distinguishes Stoker’s viewpoint from that of his virulently racist, hypermasculine vampire hunters, showing how the author’s dual Anglo-Celtic heritage and uncertain status as an Irish parvenu among London’s theatrical elite led him to espouse a progressive racial ideology at odds with the dominant Anglo-Saxon supremacism.

In the light of Stoker’s experience, the shabby-genteel Count Dracula can be seen as a doppelganger, an ambiguous figure who is at once the blood-conscious landed aristocrat and the bloodthirsty foreign invader. Stoker also confronts gender ideals and their implications, exposing the “inner vampire” in men like Jonathan Harker who dominate and absorb the women who become their wives. Ultimately, Valente argues, the novel celebrates a feminine heroism, personified by Mina Harker, that upholds an ethos of social connectivity against the prevailing obsession with blood as a vehicle of identity. Revealing a profound and heretofore unrecognized ethical and political message, Dracula’s Crypt maintains that the real threat delineated in Dracula is not racial degeneration but the destructive force of racialized anxiety itself. Stoker’s novel emerges as a powerful critique of the very anxieties it has previously been taken to express: anxieties concerning the decline of the British empire, the deterioration of Anglo-Saxon culture, and the contamination of the Anglo-Saxon race.


Existential Virtue Ethics

Anarchism and Moral Philosophy by Benjamin Franks

This wide variety of approaches to moral theory and ethics should suggest that contemporary anarchist philosophy is full of potential. These scholars demonstrate that anarchism is flexible enough to encompass traditions ranging from deep ecology, to analytic philsosphy, to post-culturalism.

Most encouraging to me, however, is that these academics are willing to theorize about their own social position as academics. As more anarchists enter academia, honest dialogue about what means to be an anarchist in a university becomes more important… This book encourages anarchists to follow their tradition of direct action and direct engagement even as they continue to theorize – our future depends on our thoughts and our actions.’

– Tristan K. Husby, Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies

Freedom and Democracy in an Imperial Context: Dialogues with James Tully by Robert Nichols and Jakeet Singh

Freedom and Democracy in an Imperial Context: Dialogues with James Tully gathers leading thinkers from across the humanities and social sciences in a celebration of, and critical engagement with, the recent work of Canadian political philosopher James Tully.

Over the past thirty years, James Tully has made key contributions to some of the most pressing questions of our time, including: interventions in the history of moral and political thought, contemporary political philosophy, democracy, citizenship, imperialism, recognition and cultural diversity.

In 2008, he published Public Philosophy in a New Key, a two-volume work that promises to be one of the most influential and important statements of legal and political thought in recent history. This work, along with numerous other books and articles, is foundational to a distinctive school of political thought, influencing thinkers in fields as diverse as Anthropology, History, Indigenous Studies, Law, Philosophy and Political Science. Critically engaging with James Tully’s thought, the essays in this volume take up what is his central, and ever more pressing, question: how to enact democratic practices of freedom within and against historically sedimented and actually existing relationships of imperialism?

This work, along with numerous other books and articles, is foundational to a distinctive school of political thought, influencing thinkers in fields as diverse as Anthropology, History, Indigenous Studies, Law, Philosophy and Political Science. Critically engaging with James Tully’s thought, the essays in this volume take up what is his central, and ever more pressing, question: how to enact democratic practices of freedom within and against historically sedimented and actually existing relationships of imperialism?


Nihilist Ethics

The Politics of Postanarchism by Saul Newman

What is the relevance of anarchism for politics and political theory today? While many have in the past dismissed anarchism, the author contends that anarchism’s heretical critique of authority, and its insistence on full equality and liberty, places it at the forefront of the radical political imagination today.

With the unprecedented expansion of state power in the name of security, the current ‘crisis of capitalism’, and the terminal decline of Marxist and social democratic projects, it is time to reconsider anarchism as a form of politics.

This book seeks to renew anarchist thought through the concept of post-anarchism. This innovative theoretical approach, drawing upon classical anarchist theory, post-structuralism, post-Marxism, critical theory and psychoanalytic approaches, allows for a new engagement with contemporary debates about future directions in radical politics relating to political subjectivity and identity, political organisation, the State, globalisation, liberty and equality today, and the political ‘event’.

The Radicalism of Romantic Love by Renata Grossi and David West

Undoubtedly Romantic love has come to saturate our culture and is often considered to be a, or even the, major existential goal of our lives, capable of providing us with both our sense of worth and way of being in the world.

The Radicalism of Romantic Love interrogates the purported radicalism of Romantic love from philosophical, cultural and psychoanalytic perspectives, exploring whether it is a subversive force capable of breaking down entrenched social, political and cultural norms and structures, or whether, in spite of its role in the fight against certain barriers, it is in fact a highly conservative impulse.

Exploring both the grounds for the central place of Romantic love in contemporary lives and the meaning, extent and nature of its supposed radicalism, this volume considers love from a variety of theoretical perspectives, with attention to matters of gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity. With authors examining a range of questions, including the role of love in the same-sex marriage debate, polyamory and the notion of love as a political force, The Radicalism of Romantic Love illuminates a fundamental but perplexing aspect of our contemporary lives and will appeal to scholars across the social sciences and humanities with interests in the emotions and love as a social and political phenomenon.

Anti-Oedipus by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

When it first appeared in France, Anti-Oedipus was hailed as a masterpiece by some and “a work of heretical madness” by others. In it, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari set forth the following theory: Western society’s innate herd instinct has allowed the government, the media, and even the principles of economics to take advantage of each person’s unwillingness to be cut off from the group.

What’s more, those who suffer from mental disorders may not be insane, but could be individuals in the purest sense, because they are by nature isolated from society. More than twenty-five years after its original publication, Anti-Oedipus still stands as a controversial contribution to a much-needed dialogue on the nature of free thinking.

Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction by Ray Brassier

Ray Brassier maintains that philosophy has avoided the traumatic idea of extinction, instead attempting to find meaning in a world conditioned by the very idea of its own annihilation. Thus Brassier critiques both the phenomenological and hermeneutic strands of Continental philosophy as well as the vitality of thinkers like Gilles Deleuze, who work to ingrain meaning in the world and stave off the “threat” of nihilism.

Instead, drawing on thinkers such as Alain Badiou, François Laruelle, Paul Churchland, and Thomas Metzinger, Brassier defends a view of the world as inherently devoid of meaning. That is, rather than avoiding nihilism, Brassier embraces it as the truth of reality.

Brassier concludes from his readings of Badiou and Laruelle that the universe is founded on the nothing, but also that philosophy is the “organon of extinction,” that it is only because life is conditioned by its own extinction that there is thought at all. Brassier then defends a radically anti-correlationist philosophy proposing that Thought is conjoined not with Being, but with Non-Being.

Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007 by Nick Land

Fanged Noumena brings together the writings of Nick Land for the first time. During the 1990s Land’s unique philosophical work, variously described as ‘rabid nihilism’, ‘mad black deleuzianism’ and ‘cybergothic’, developed perhaps the only rigorous and culturally-engaged escape route out of the malaise of ‘continental philosophy’ – a route which was implacably blocked by the academy.

However, Land’s work has continued to exert an influence, both through the British ‘speculative realist’ philosophers who studied with him, and through the many cultural producers – artists, musicians, filmmakers, bloggers – who have been invigorated by his uncompromising and abrasive philosophical vision.

Beginning with Land’s early radical rereadings of Heidegger, Nietzsche, Kant and Bataille, the volume then collects together the papers, talks and articles of the mid-90s – long the subject of rumour and vague legend (including some work which has never previously appeared in print) – in which Land developed his futuristic theory-fiction of cybercapitalism gone amok; and ends with his enigmatic later writings in which Ballardian fictions, poetics, cryptography, anthropology, grammatology and the occult are smeared into unrecognisable hybrids. Fanged Noumena allows a dizzying perspective on the entire trajectory of this provocative and influential thinker’s work, and will introduce his unique voice to a new generation of readers.

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

Of all the writing that emerged from the existentialist movement, Simone de Beauvoir’s groundbreaking study of women will probably have the most extensive and enduring impact. It is at once a work of anthropology and sociology, of biology and psychoanalysis, from the pen of a writer and novelist of penetrating imaginative power.

The Second Sex stands, four decades after its first appearance, as the first landmark in the modern feminist upsurge that has transformed perceptions of the social relationship of man and womankind in our time.

The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978–1979 by Michel Foucault

The Birth of Biopolitics continues to pursue the themes of Foucault’s lectures from Security, Territory, Population. Having shown how eighteenth-century political economy marks the birth of a new governmental rationality – seeking maximum effectiveness by governing less and in accordance with the naturalness of the phenomena to be governed – Michel Foucault undertakes a detailed analysis of the forms of this liberal governmentality.

In a direct and conversational tone, this book raises questions of political philosophy and social policy that are at the heart of current debates about the role and status of neo-liberalism in twentieth century politics.

Tiqqun 1: Conscious Organ of The Imaginary Party by Tiqqun

Everyone knows the terrible communities, having spent time in them or being within them still because they are always stronger than the others. And because of that one always stays, in part – and parts at the same time. Family, school, work, and prison are the classic faces of this form of contemporary hell.

But they are less interesting as they belong to an old form of market evolution and only presently survive. On the contrary, there are the terrible communities which struggle against the existing state of things that are at one and the same time attractive and better than “this world.” And at the same time their way of being closer to the truth – and therefore to joy – moves them away from freedom more than anything else.

The question we must answer in a final manner is of a more ethical than political nature because the classic political forms and their categories fit us like our childhood clothing. The question is to know if we prefer the possibility of an unknown danger to the certainty of a present pain. That is to say if we want to continue to live and speak in agreement (dissident perhaps, but always in agreement) with what has been done so far – and thus with the terrible communities – or, if we want to question that small portion of our desire that the culture has not already infested in its mess, to try – in the name of an original happiness – a different path.

This text was conceived as a contribution to that other voyage.


Imperialism

A People’s History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire by Donny Gluckstein

A People’s History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought ‘from below’. Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focussed on the conflict between the Allied and Axis powers for imperialist mastery. Donny Gluckstein shows that in fact between 1939 and 1945 two distinct wars were fought – one ‘from above’ and one ‘from below’.

Using examples from countries under the Nazi heel, in the colonies and within the Axis and Allied camps, Gluckstein brings to life the very different struggle of the people’s and resistance movements which proliferated during the war. He shows how they fought not just fascism, but colonialism and empire, and were betrayed by the Allies at the war’s end.

This book will fundamentally challenge our understanding of the Second World War – both about the people who fought it and the reasons for which it was fought.

Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, And Policy by Peter Bergen

Drones are the iconic military technology of many of today’s most pressing conflicts. Drones have captured the public imagination, partly because they project lethal force in a manner that challenges accepted norms and moral understandings.

Drone Wars presents a series of essays by legal scholars, journalists, government officials, military analysts, social scientists, and foreign policy experts. It addresses drones’ impact on the ground, how their use adheres to and challenges the laws of war, their relationship to complex policy challenges, and the ways they help us understand the future of war.

The book is a diverse and comprehensive interdisciplinary perspective on drones that covers important debates on targeted killing and civilian casualties, presents key data on drone deployment, and offers new ideas on their historical development, significance, and impact on law and policy.


Art

Andrei Tarkovsky About His Film Art In His Own Words by Vadim Moroz

During seven days in March 1984, Andrei Tarkovsky laid out, day by day his film theory, his philosophy, opinions and principles. It was the first time that Tarkovsky had to talk about his philosophy and film theory over such long time period

The book is illustrated with the drawings created in March 1984 by Andrei Tarkovsky and photographs.

Top 25 Anarchist/Socialist Best Selling Books

Peter Kropotkin

The Conquest of Bread item image #1is Kropotkin’s most extensive study of human needs and his outline of the most rational and equitable means of satisfying them. The most important and widely read exposition of anarchist economic theory, its combination of detailed historical analysis and far-reaching utopian vision is a step-by-step guide to social revolution: the concrete means of achieving it, and the new world that humanity is capable of creating. Writing in a style that he describes as “moderate in tone, but revolutionary in substance,” Kropotkin adeptly translates complex ideas into common language, while rendering the often amorphous aspirations of social movements into coherent form. – AK Press

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/2redo.pngMutual Aid: A Factor in Evolution in which Kropotkin argues the principles of sociability and cooperation are the foundations upon which a free and ethical society are to be built, are found first in the natural world, where they function as principles of evolutionary survival among animal species. There is an implicit positivism here, in which political and social phenomena are seen as conditioned by natural principles and scientifically observable conditions. Here I think one should reject this view of a social order founded on deep rational principles.

In the words of Stirner, ‘The essence of the world, so attractive and splendid, is for him who looks to the bottom of it – emptiness.’ In other words, rather than there being a rational objectivity at the foundation of society, an immanent wholeness embodying the potential for human freedom, there is a certain void or emptiness, one that produces radical contingency and indeterminacy rather than scientific objectivity. – Saul Newman

Emma Goldman

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/3redo.pngAnarchism and Other Essays from Anarchist and feminist Emma Goldman is one of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An early advocate of birth control and women’s rights, as well as a dedicated anarchist, she was an important and influential figure in such far-flung events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. In addition to her classic essay which lays out anarchist ideals, this volume contains six other essays on prisons to marriage, direct action, violence, and sexuality. – AK Press

item image #21Living My Life by Anarchist, journalist, drama critic, advocate of birth control and free love, Emma Goldman was the most famous—and notorious—woman in the early twentieth century. This abridged version of her two-volume autobiography takes her from her birthplace in czarist Russia to the socialist enclaves of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Against a dramatic backdrop of political argument, show trials, imprisonment, and tempestuous romances, Goldman chronicles the epoch that she helped shape: the reform movements of the Progressive Era, the early years of and later disillusionment with Lenin’s Bolshevik experiment, and more.

Sounding a call still heard today, Living My Life is a riveting account of political ferment and ideological turbulence.

– Penguin Classics

Noam Chomskyitem image #21

On Anarchism in which Chomsky eloquently refutes the notion of anarchism as a fixed idea, suggesting that it is part of a living, evolving tradition, and he disputes the traditional fault lines between anarchism and socialism, emphasizing the power of collective, rather than individualist, action. – The New Press

item image #22Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy in which over the course of 12 interviews, Chomsky examines the latest developments around the globe: the rise of ISIS, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, conflicts in the Middle East, and the presidency of Donald Trump. In personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey and the development of his uncompromising stance as America’s premier dissident intellectual. – AK Press

James C. Scott

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/7redo.pngTwo Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play teaches us what’s wrong with seeing like a state. Now, in his most accessible and personal book to date, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist. Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Two Cheers for Anarchism is an engaging, high-spirited, and often very funny defense of an anarchist way of seeing–one that provides a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions.

Through a wide-ranging series of memorable anecdotes and examples, the book describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge, common sense, and creativity of ordinary people. The result is a kind of handbook on constructive anarchism that challenges us to radically reconsider the value of hierarchy in public and private life, from schools and workplaces to retirement homes and government itself.

– AK Press

item image #38The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia is an interesting read if anthropology-readers are used to embarrassment regarding the gaze on tribal peoples, then here is a license to guilt-free gawking: These weren’t tribals but rather freedom-seeking secessionists from the lowlands. There were no real ethnic others, the book suggests. Instead, linguistic and cultural diversity and the profusion of ethnic labels are just markers of state-evading strategies. In my view this is all rather problematic, in that clueless western readers (people ignorant of, say, particular histories, cultures, societies, languages, peoples, or politics in Southeast Asia) are invited to feast on the identities and politics of the Southeast Asian hinterlands without any involvement. – Hjorleifur Jonsson

Peter Marshall

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/9redo.pngWilliam Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary is a comprehensive study of this flamboyant and fascinating figure based on extensive published and unpublished materials. The picture of Godwin that emerges is one of a complex man and a subtle and revolutionary thinker. In the final analysis, Godwin stands forth not only as a rare example of a man who excelled in both philosophy and literature but as one of the great humanists in the Western tradition.

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/10redo.pngDemanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism navigates the broad “river of anarchy,” from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, Demanding the Impossible is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject. It explores the key anarchist concepts of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power and investigates the successes and failure of the anarchist movements throughout the world.

While remaining sympathetic to anarchism, it presents a balanced and critical account. It covers not only the classic anarchist thinkers, such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus and Emma Goldman, but also other libertarian figures, such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault and Chomsky. No other book on anarchism covers so much so incisively. – AK Press

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/11redo.pngAnarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice by Rudolf Rocker

In 1937, at the behest of Emma Goldman, Rocker penned this political and philosophical masterpiece as an introduction to the ideals fueling the Spanish social revolution and resistance to capitalism the world over. Within, Rocker offers an introduction to anarchist ideas, a history of the international workers’ movement, and an outline of the syndicalist strategies and tactics embraced at the time (direct action, sabotage and the general strike). Includes a lengthy introduction by Nicholas Walter and a Preface by Noam Chomsky.

item image #4No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs by Naomi Klein

In the last decade, No Logo has become a cultural manifesto for the critics of unfettered capitalism worldwide. As the world faces a second economic depression, No Logo’s analysis of our corporate and branded world is as timely and powerful as ever.

Equal parts cultural analysis, political manifesto, mall-rat memoir, and journalistic exposé, No Logo is the first book to put the new resistance into pop-historical and clear economic perspective. It tells a story of rebellion and self-determination in the face of our new branded world.

Tiqqun

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/13redo.pngIntroduction to Civil War is a strong anti-humanist position on the concept of Man and the related notion of identity. As they write: ‘Ultimately, our age is fanatical about the question of MAN’. Related to this is what they call the ‘desire for a positive anthropology’ which, in their view, leads to an ‘irenic, slightly vacuous and gently pious conception of human nature’. For Tiqqun, the comforting sense of this positive anthropology – even in its most pessimistic forms – leads to political and subjective stasis, with all that we can say about Man and the coexistence of men acting as a ‘tranquilizer’.

What is needed, in their view, is a ‘radically negative anthropology’ that eschews a sense of comfort, with ‘a few abstractions that are just empty enough, just transparent enough to prevent our usual prejudices’. One of these abstractions is the concept of ‘Civil War’: a tactical reappropriation that emphasises both the ‘free play of forms-of-life’ as the ethical principle of the coexistence of singularities, and the idea that ‘in each singular play between forms-of-life, the possibility of a fierce confrontation – the possibility of violence – can never be discounted’. As they highlight, in today’s biopolitical climate, this ‘society has forged a negative concept of violence in order to reject anything within it that might still carry a certain intensity or charge’, intensity being, for Tiqqun (and many others) a highly important concept for the politics of emancipation. Civil War, then, is a tactical act of reappropriation because to think it in this way is to think of it as a foundational and singular ethical consideration–as with Alain Badiou, for Tiqqun, it seems there is no ethics in general, only singular ethics of situation Contra the modern State (or Empire), which employs the term to ‘better control the masses of those who will give anything to avert it’, the sense in which Tiqqun uses the term Civil War then is to highlight the notion that ‘all differences among forms-of-life are ethical differences’.

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/25redo.pngTo Our Friends – In 2007 we published The Coming Insurrection in France. It must be acknowledged that a number of assertions by the Invisible Committee have since been confirmed, starting with the first and most essential: the sensational return of the insurrectionary phenomenon. Who would have bet a kopeck, seven years ago, on the overthrow of Ben Ali or Mubarak through street action, on the revolt of young people in Quebec, on the political awakening of Brazil, on the fires set French-style in the English or Swedish banlieues, on the creation of an insurrectionary commune in the very heart of Istanbul, on a movement of plaza occupations in the United States, or on the rebellion that spread throughout Greece in December of 2008?

During the seven years that separate The Coming Insurrection from To Our Friends, the agents of the Invisible Committee have continued to fight, to organize, to transport themselves to the four corners of the world, to wherever the fires were lit, and to debate with comrades of every tendency and every country. Thus To Our Friends is written at the experiential level, in connection with that general movement. Its words issue from the turmoil and are addressed to those who still believe sufficiently in life to fight as a consequence.

To Our Friends is a report on the state of the world and of the movement, a piece of writing that’s essentially strategic and openly partisan. Its political ambition is immodest: to produce a shared understanding of the epoch, in spite of the extreme confusion of the present.

– The Invisible Committee

item image #7Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty by Gary Chartier

A new collection of left-wing pro-market, anticapitalist anarchist writings. Individualist anarchists believe in mutual exchange, not economic privilege. They believe in freed markets, not capitalism. They defend a distinctive response to the challenges of ending global capitalism and achieving social justice: eliminate the political privileges that prop up capitalists.

Massive concentrations of wealth, rigid economic hierarchies, and unsustainable modes of production are not the results of the market form, but of markets deformed and rigged by a network of state-secured controls and privileges to the business class. Markets Not Capitalism explores the gap between radically freed markets and the capitalist-controlled markets that prevail today. It explains how liberating market exchange from state capitalist privilege can abolish structural poverty, help working people take control over the conditions of their labor, and redistribute wealth and social power. Featuring discussions of socialism, capitalism, markets, ownership, labor struggle, grassroots privatization, intellectual property, health care, racism, sexism, and environmental issues, this unique collection brings together classic essays by leading figures in the anarchist tradition, including Proudhon and Voltairine de Cleyre, and such contemporary innovators as Kevin Carson and Roderick Long. It introduces an eye-opening approach to radical social thought, rooted equally in libertarian socialism and market anarchism.

– AK Press

item image #8Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire by Deric Shannon

What does it mean to “queer” the world around us? How does the radical refusal of the mainstream codification of GLBT identity as a new gender norm come into focus in the context of anarchist theory and practice? How do our notions of orientation inform our politics—and vice versa?

Queering Anarchism brings together a diverse set of writings, ranging from the deeply theoretical to the playfully personal, that explore the possibilities of the concept of “queering,” turning the dominant, and largely heteronormative, structures of belief and identity entirely inside out.

Ranging in topic from the economy to disability, politics, social structures, sexual practice, interpersonal relationships, and beyond, the authors here suggest that queering might be more than a set of personal preferences—pointing toward the possibility of an entirely new way of viewing the world.

– AK Press

item image #9Property Is Theft! by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

More influential than Karl Marx during his lifetime, Pierre-Joseph Proudon’s work has long been out of print or unavailable in English. Weighing in at over 700 pages, Iain McKay’s comprehensive collection is a much-needed and timely historical corrective, and includes a number of new translations of Proudhon’s work for an English-speaking audience, as well as an exhaustive historical introduction to Proudhon’s life and works.

item image #10No Wall They Can Build: A Guide to Borders and Immigration Across North America by CrimethInc

Why do people cross the border without documents? How do they make the journey? Whose interests does the border serve and what has it done to North America?

Every year, thousands of people risk their lives to cross the desert between Mexico and the United States. Drawing on nearly a decade of solidarity work along the border, this book uncovers the true goals and costs of US border policy and what to do about it.

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/19redoredo.pngBlack Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism by Lucien van der Walt

Black Flame (Counter-Power, Volume 1) is the first of a two-volume set examining the democratic class politics of the worldwide anarchist movement, its vision of a decentralized planned economy, and its impact on popular struggles on five continents over the course of the past 150 years. From anarchism’s first glimmers as a nineteenth-century ideology to today’s anticapitalist struggles, Black Flame traces anarchism’s lineage and contemporary relevance, outlining the movement’s insights into questions of race, gender, class, and imperialism.

With Black Flame, Michael Schmidt and Lucien van der Walt, both writers and activists in South Africa, have begun what promises to be the definitive synthetic account of the international anarchist tradition. Nearly exhaustive in scope, and rigorous in its scholarly detail, this first volume significantly reframes the work of previous historians and, especially, examines coherent alternatives to Marxist and nationalist approaches to revolutionary theory and practice. An indispensable conceptual roadmap to the history and continuing relevance of anarchist praxis.

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/19originalredo.pngThe Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy by Murray Bookchin

If we examine, for instance, Bookchin’s idea of municipalism as the basis for a new politics of citizenship and democratic decision making, we find many interesting and appealing ideas for libertarian institutions and practices, including forms of council democracy and decentralisation. However, there is little acknowledgement of the possibility of new forms of power and exclusion emerging with such institutions.

For instance, the category of citizenship, which often perpetuates such pervasive practices of exclusion and securitisation, is never really questioned or deconstructed in his account. Instead, we are presented with an image of the political structure of a rational ecological society of the future. As part of this confederalist vision, Bookchin invokes as examples of an ‘authentic politics’ models of political participation from Athenian democracy and New England town meetings, as well as the Arendtian and Aristotelian motifs of the properly political life.

While an anarchist politics can certainly draw upon the democratic forms and practices of the past, the problem lies more in the way that this confederalist vision of Bookchin’s is imagined as part of a dialectical totality of social and political interdependencies that unfolds towards its own selfrealisation.

This confederalist model is thus confirmed as the only political form a liberated society can take. However, if we are to understand anarchism not only as a way of thinking about future forms of a free society, but also as an anarchic disturbance of all political forms, then we would have to insist on a certain constitutive openness and a space of contestation and disagreement. – Saul Newman

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/20redo.pngPossibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire by David Graeber

In this collection, David Graeber revisits questions raised in his popular book, Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Employing an unpretentious style to convey complex ideas, these twelve essays cover a lot of ground: the origins of capitalism, the history of European table manners, love potions and gender in rural Madagascar, the phenomenology of giant puppets at street protests, and much more. But they’re linked by a clear purpose: to explore the nature of social power and the forms that resistance to it have taken—or might take in the future.

In the best anthropological tradition, Graeber uses rich ethnographic and historical detail to support and illuminate broad insights into human nature and society. In the process, he shows how scholarly concerns can be of use to radical social movements, and how the perspectives of such movements shed new light on debates within the academy.

– AK Press

item image #14Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective by Scott Crow

Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes Scott Crow’s headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic failure of the levee in New Orleans in 2005 and the subsequent failure of state and local government agencies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

It recounts crow’s efforts with others in the community to found Common Ground Collective, a grassroots relief organization that built medical clinics, set up food and water distribution, and created community gardens when local government agencies, FEMA, and the Red Cross were absent or ineffective. The members also stood alongside the beleaguered residents of New Orleans in resisting home demolitions, white militias, police brutality, and FEMA incompetence. This vivid, personal account maps the intersection of radical ideology with pragmatic action and chronicles a community’s efforts to translate ideals into tangible results. Resisting indifference, rebuilding hope amidst collapse, and independence from government entities emerge as persistent themes in this call to activism, demonstrating what can be done by determined individuals in extreme circumstances.

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/22redo.pngThe Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation by Simon Springer

The Anarchist Roots of Geography sets the stage for a radical politics of possibility and freedom through a discussion of the insurrectionary geographies that suffuse our daily experiences. By embracing anarchist geographies as kaleidoscopic spatialities that allow for nonhierarchical connections between autonomous entities, Simon Springer configures a new political imagination.

Experimentation in and through space is the story of humanity’s place on the planet, and the stasis and control that now supersede ongoing organizing experiments are an affront to our survival. Singular ontological modes that favor one particular way of doing things disavow geography by failing to understand the spatial as a mutable assemblage intimately bound to temporality. Even worse, such stagnant ideas often align to the parochial interests of an elite minority and thereby threaten to be our collective undoing. What is needed is the development of new relationships with our world and, crucially, with each other.

By infusing our geographies with anarchism we unleash a spirit of rebellion that foregoes a politics of waiting for change to come at the behest of elected leaders and instead engages new possibilities of mutual aid through direct action now. We can no longer accept the decaying, archaic geographies of hierarchy that chain us to statism, capitalism, gender domination, racial oppression, and imperialism. We must reorient geographical thinking towards anarchist horizons of possibility. Geography must become beautiful, wherein the entirety of its embrace is aligned to emancipation.

– AK Press

https://ia601408.us.archive.org/13/items/Top25AnarchistSocialistBestSellingBooks/23redo.pngJoyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times by Carla Bergman

Why do radical movements and spaces sometimes feel laden with fear, anxiety, suspicion, self-righteousness, and competition? Montgomery and bergman call this phenomenon rigid radicalism: congealed and toxic ways of relating that have seeped into social movements, posing as the “correct” way of being radical. In conversation with organizers and intellectuals from a wide variety of political currents, the authors explore how rigid radicalism smuggles itself into radical spaces, and how it is being undone. – AK Press

item image #17Gramsci is Dead: Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements by Richard J. F. Day

Gramsci and the concept of hegemony cast a long shadow over radical political theory. Yet how far has this theory got us? Is it still central to feminism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anarchism, and other radical social movements today?

Unlike previous revolutionary movements, Day argues, most contemporary radical social movements do not strive to take control of the state. Instead, they attempt to develop new forms of self-organisation that can run in parallel with — or as alternatives to — existing forms of social, political, and economic organization. This is to say that they follow a logic of affinity rather than one of hegemony.

This book draws together a variety of different strands in political theory to weave together an innovative new approach to politics today. Rigorous and wide-ranging, Day introduces and interrogates key concepts. From Hegel’s concept of recognition, through theories of hegemony and affinity to Hardt and Negri’s reflections on Empire, Day maps academia’s theoretical and philosophical concerns onto today’s politics of the street.

Ideal for all students of political theory, Day’s fresh approach combines Marxist, Anarchist and Post-structuralist theory to shed new light on the politics and practice of contemporary social movements.

– Pluto Books