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MIM(Prisons): Reconciling Stalin with the Conditions of New Afrika Today

This review of Sanyika Shakur’s book Stand Up Struggle Forward is by Wiawimawo of MIM(Prisons). It is being reposted from http://www.prisoncensorship.info/news/all/US/1926

While we recommended his fictional T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E., and his autobiographical Monster is a good read on the reality of life in a Los Angeles lumpen organization, Shakur’s third book is most interesting to us as it provides an outline of his political line as a New Afrikan communist.… Read the rest

Countering Colonization (and other great books)

ft6p3007qj-coverjpg.jpgSo University of California Press has just made 700 of its books available for online reading (to read on a tablet you have to copy paste into some other program and do some conversions). One of these titles, which i can’t recommend highly enough, is Carol Devens’s Countering Colonization: Native American Women and Great Lakes Missions, 1630-1900, a title which has been out of print for some time now.… Read the rest

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Michael Novick Reviews RAF Documentary Histories

The Red Army Faction, A Documentary History –
Volume 1: Projectiles for the People (February 2009); Volume 2: Dancing with Imperialism (June 2013)
Edited by J. Smith and André Moncourt, Published by PM Press and Kersplebedeb
Volume 1, Forewords by Russell “Maroon” Shoats and Bill Dunne
ISBN: 978-1-60486-029-0, Paperback, 736 pages, $34.95

Volume 2, Introduction by Ward Churchill
ISBN: 978-1-60486-030-6, Paperback, 480 Pages, $26.95

Volume 3 forthcoming

Much documentation in the books available at: http://www.germanguerilla.com

Graphics used in the volumes online at: http://plakat.nadir.org/

Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART)

Far from being a relic of the ’60s and ’70s, the German Red Army Faction (RAF), an urban guerrilla formation in the “metropole” of imperialism, has continued to be a target of state repression well into the 21st Century.… Read the rest

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Orange Is Not New, and Prison Is Not Our Best Color [Susie Day]

[Reblogged from MrZine; see the original here]

Twenty-five years ago, I, a hapless reporter on assignment, went to the DC Jail and met the woman who was to be my life’s partner.  I interviewed her about her political bombing case; we fell in love; I visited her in various prisons for 11 years; she was released; we’re now spending the rest of our lives working out our relationship, which has much to do with politics and everything with what she went through in prison.… Read the rest

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McNally’s Monsters of the Market

i was prepared to be annoyed by David McNally’s Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism, and was pleasantly surprised that i was not. This book was much more nuanced and interesting than i had expected. (i had been somewhat mislead by his very short essay on the same subject in the PM Press book Catastrophism, which i found overly simplistic.)

i still don’t know if i agree with McNally’s thesis.… Read the rest