Former political prisoner Ed Mead, whose autobiography Lumpen was published by Kersplebedeb earlier this month, was interviewed last week on CKUT in Montreal’s Prison Radio show.
More than a memoir, Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead takes the reader on a tour of America’s underbelly. From Iowa to Compton to Venice Beach to Fairbanks, Alaska, Mead introduces you to poor America just trying to get by—and barely making it. When a thirteen-year-old Mead ends up in the Utah State Industrial School, a prison for boys, it is the first step in a story of oppression and revolt that will ...........READ MORE
By far the most popular way for anarchists to stay organized, the Slingshot 2016 organizers are here, complete with mini-calendar, daybook planner, address book section, international radical contact list, and nifty what happened on this day notes scattered throughout. The artwork, as ever, is wonderful in a chaotic punk rock way.
Now in its 22nd year of publication, Slingshot is a 176 page planner/agenda with radical dates for every day of the year, space to write your phone numbers, a contact list of radical groups around the globe, menstrual calendar, info on police repression, extra note pages, plus much more. ...........READ MORE
The wave of police killings of young blacks in the U.S. over the past several years and the recent resistance in Ferguson and Baltimore have made police violence a front-page issue. A broad debate about police violence is crucial, and one recently published book adds a dimension to that debate that, while essential, might easily go unremarked.
In Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence, Susanna Hope and Alex Roslin tell us the story of domestic violence in police families, and to do so they weave together a very human story of suffering and survival and the ...........READ MORE
People living in remote First Nations north of Sioux Lookout, Ont., are experiencing acute rheumatic fever at a rate that is among the highest in the world, according to new research from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
In the past several years, settler colonial theory has taken over my field, Native American studies. Comparative indigenous histories focused especially on British-descended “settler colonies”—Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States—have proliferated.
Thomas More’s Utopia, a book that will be 500 years old next year, is astonishingly radical stuff. Not many lord chancellors of England have denounced private property, advocated a form of communism and described the current social order as a “conspiracy of the rich”.