• 4 Free Ebooks from Kersplebedeb Publishing

    Since 1998 Kersplebedeb has been an important source of radical literature and agit prop materials. The project has a non-exclusive focus on anti-patriarchal and anti-imperialist politics, framed within an anticapitalist perspective, with particular attention being paid to the experiences of armed organizations, and political and radical prisoners.

    Celebrate the past year’s new books from Kersplebedeb Leftwingbooks.net — 4 ebook versions of Kersplebedeb books are available for free for five days on Amazon:

    Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015YKQUYU) When a thirteen-year-old Mead ends up in the Utah State Industrial School, a prison for boys, it is ...........READ MORE

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  • Mailroom Censorship at Attica

    On October 7, political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim was denied 4 books which arrived for him at Attica Correctional Facility. Muntaqim is a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, and one of the longest held political prisoners in the world today; he has been incarcerated since 1971, when he was only 19 years old.

    In the case of the Attica book-ban, Muntaqim was initially told he could have the books, but when a guard noticed that one of the titles in question was actually written by Muntaqim himself, he simply said “No way”. Muntaqim requested the ...........READ MORE

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The Maoist Enemy: China’s Challenge in 1960s East Germany

This article examines the challenge of Chinese communism in East Germany in the1960s. It shows how the Sino–Soviet Split and the Chinese Cultural Revolution endangered the public transcripts of East German state socialism by undermining its organizing metaphors and principles. Chinese cadres used their East Berlin embassy as a stage, showcase and megaphone for their dissenting vision of communism throughout the decade, winning some support from elderly communists, young anti-authoritarians and students from the Global South. Studying the East German campaign against what was known as ‘Mao Zedong Thought’ sheds light on the transnational traffic of actors and ideas within ...........READ MORE