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Excerpt from LEFT OF THE LEFT: My Memories of Sam Dolgoff

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

We’ve sent one of our favorite recent manuscripts off to the printer! Anatole Dolgoff’s memoir of growing up at the center of the twentieth-century anarchist movement. The book centers of Anatole’s dad, Sam Dolgoff, and includes a cast of dozens well known, forgotten and never known. It was a real joy working with Anatole. His [...]

Excerpt from GOALS AND MEANS: Anarchism, Syndicalism, and Internationalism in the Origins of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica, by Jason Garner

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Goals and Means: Anarchism, Syndicalism, and Internationalism in the Origins of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica is back from the printer. This book is a detailed and fascinating history of the formation of the CNT and the relationships among the various players, especially syndicalists and the anarchists in the FAI. You can get yourself a copy (at [...]

An excerpt from Walidah Imarisha’s ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Here is a taste of Walidah Imarisha’s powerful new book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption. You can read blurbs and a description, and order it, here THROUGH THE GATES “Ma’am, you’re going to have to check the underwire from your bra, or I’m not letting you in.” She was [...]

“A Critique of Ally Politics,” an excerpt from TAKING SIDES.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

. Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism, edited by Cindy Milstein, promises to piss a lot of people off. Not that the essays it contains all agree with one another, but each of them does challenge some familiar aspect of activism-as-usual. Below are some fighting words from “A Critique of Ally Politics,” [...]

New Afterword to Dawn Paley’s DRUG WAR CAPITALISM

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

The good folks at Sur Plus in Mexico City will soon be publishing a Spanish edition of Drug War Capitalism. Dawn Paley has written a new afterword for the book, which brings the story up to date, including the many horrific events, massacres and disappearances, since we published her book. We’re sharing the English version of [...]

Excerpt from Davide Turcato’s “Making Sense of Anarchism: Errico Malatesta’s Experiments with Revolution, 1889–1900″

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

It’s somewhat difficult to choose an excerpt from Davide Turcato’s new book, because a) there’s so much goodness in it and b) Malatesta’s ideas evolve so much over time (always as a result of his “experimental” revolutionary method). But the following seems like a decent choice, for it’s relevance to questions many of us are trying [...]

DIXIE BE DAMNED! Read an excerpt!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South is here!. One of the most exciting things about this book is how well it combines solid (and largely unknown) history with both damn good storytelling and a radical analysis that keeps the contemporary relevance of those stories in continual focus. Here’s a little taste: [...]

Read the Introduction to Militant Anti-Fascism!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Militant Anti-Fascism is back from the printer! This is book is an important one, a veritable weapon against the far-right. It’s 25% off for the time being, so get yours now. In the meantime,  here’s a look at the Introduction…   INTRODUCTION This history of militant anti-fascism has, in part, been excavated from the orthodox [...]

Read an excerpt from Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848–2011

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848–2011 is on its way back from the printer. We’re waiting expectantly, as are many of you, we know. Not sure whether it will take some of the edge off the anticipation or fill you with even more longing, but here’s a hefty excerpt from the Introduction (oh, and if [...]

Saving Detroit from Capitalism and the State

Monday, June 30th, 2014

“The story of land in Detroit is the story of people re-imaging productive, compassionate communities. The land, poisoned and abused by industrial capital for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, holds the relics of mass production. As technologies advanced and capital became more mobile, Detroit and its people were abandoned. Yet within this devastation, [...]

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