“I grew up in the midst of poverty but every black kid that I knew could read and write. We have to talk about the fact that we cannot educate for critical consciousness if we have a group of people who cannot access Fanon, Cabral, or Audre Lorde because they can’t read or write. How did Malcolm X radicalize his consciousness? He did it through books. If you deprive working-class and poor black people of access to reading and writing, you are making them that much farther removed from being a class that can engage in revolutionary resistance.”
– bell hooks
A Commune in Chiapas?
This pamphlet has been reviewed in this excellent in-depth essay: Class, Colonialism and the Zapatistas , by Bromma (8th Route Readers Club#8)
- “AIDS Conspiracy Theories: Tracking the Real Genocide”reviewed in Claustrophobia
- Albert Nuh Washington Reviews AIDS Conspiracy Theories# # MIM Notes #230 (March 15, 2001)
- Anarchists release updated AIDS pamphletby International Minister, MIM Notes #231, April 1st 2001
- Charles Sims Africa Reviews AIDS Conspiracy Theories# # MIM Notes #230 (March 15, 2001)
- J. Sakai Reviews AIDS Conspiracy Theories# # MIM Notes #230 (March 15, 2001)
- Khalil Ali Reviews AIDS Conspiracy Theories# # MIM Notes #230 (March 15, 2001)
A book that is truly difficult to read, steeped in the verbiage of autonomist marxist theory, this book is nevertheless an interesting attempt to integrate feminist appreciation of the economic value of housework and prostitution into Marxist theory.
- Leopoldina Fortunati’s The Arcane of Reproduction – Housework, Prostitution, Labor and Capitala book review by Kersplebedeb
- The arcane of reproductive productionin Aufheben #13 (a fairly hostile review)
The Coming of Black Genocide and other essays,
by Mary Barfoot
- Can’t See the Woods for the Trees?by William Bowles, in Investigating Imperialism
- LiP Magazine by Chris Carlsson# # MIM Notes #230 (March 15, 2001)
- Silvia Federici’s Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulationreviewed by Kersplebedeb (on site)
- Torture and Neo-Liberalism in Iraq with Sycoraxby Peter Linebaugh in Counterpunch, Nov. 27 2004
- Witches of the ‘First International’by Steven Colatrella
see also Useless Gender, a chapter of the book subRosa available online at http://www.refugia.net/yes/yes_06useless.pdf
Defying the Tomb
Selected Prison Writings and Art of Kevin “Rashid” Johnson featuring exchanges with an Outlaw
Divided World Divided Class:
Global Political Economy and the Stratification of Labour Under Capitalism
FARC-EP – Historical Outline
This book has been reviewed in:
- Workers World newspaper(May 11, 2000) by Andy McInerney
This pamphlet has been reviewed by yours truly on the Sketchy Thoughts blog; to see the review click here!
This book has been reviewed in a number of places. I gotta warn you – i, er, ahmm, errrr – don’t have much nice to say about some of these reviewers. In fact, i feel embarassed for them based on what they wrote. Of course, there are also those who clearly DO have their heads screwed on right. I could be patronizing and separate the “approved” and “not so approved” reviews, but i’ll let everyone figure it all out for themselves.
That said, this book has been reviewed in:
Meditations on Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth
New Afrikan Revolutionary Writings by James Yaki Sayles
The author’s mission is to make up for the misunderstanding of Fanon’s politics that he and so many of his young rebel comrades once had. To help guide the study by newer rebels of this complex and difficult reading. Necessary reading…
- Education of the Nationreview by Wiawimawo in Under Lock & Key
- Imprisoned Intellectual: A Review of “Meditations on Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth”A short review by Dan Berger in Left Turn #38, Jan./Feb. 2010.
- Meditations on James Yaki Sayles’ MeditationsFrom the outstanding M-L-M Mayhem! blog, by Paul Moufawad.
- On Meditations: A Weapon for StruggleBy New Afrikan Communist Sanyika Shakur.
- Saturday Radical Culture: “Meditations on Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth” ReviewBy Ernesto Aguilar on the People Of Color Organize! blog.
This is a pamphlet of short ssays by Zolo Agona Azania, a New Afrikan political prisoner who has spent 23 years on death row, and this despite having forced the State to admit to racist improprieties in his trial and and having his sentence overturned not once but twice – despite a judge ruling in May 2005 that the State should not be allowed to pursue the death penalty a third time as this would constitute a clear violation of Azania’s rights, the prosecution appealed, shamelessly pulling out all the stops to kill this man. Luckily, the courts rejected this, and Azania now has a release date.
- Two Teachers Out Of PrisonJ. Sakai reviews David Gilbert’s No Surrender and Zolo Agona Azania’s Money and Power (2005) (on site)
On the Justice of Roosting Chickens,
by Ward Churchill
You can read the introductory essay to this book here: Some People Push Back
The author-editors of this book have been interviewed in several places; see the German Guerilla website for more details.
- Clyde in Slingshot #52# # MIM Notes #230 (March 15, 2001)
- Kuwasi Balagoon in Jan/Feb 1995 Prison News Service (#49)
- MC5 from the Maoist International Movement
Also read an interview with the author from When Race Burns Class
The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, and Fighting for Those Left Behind, by Safiya Bukhari
When Race Burns Class: Settlers revisited –
an interview with author J. Sakai &
“The Continuing Appeal of Anti-Imperialism”
by Kuwasi Balagoon
- S. Rosedale in Antidote #1# # MIM Notes #230 (March 15, 2001)
Links to reviews and discussions of my favourite genre.
- A Woman Appeared by Suzy McKee Charnas, with an introductory note by Rudy D.
- Octavia Butler Rest in Peace by yours truly from the Sketchy Thoughts blog
- The People of Sand and Slag by Paolo Bacigalupi, briefly reviewed by yours truly from the Sketchy Thoughts blog
Reviewed by Other Folks
The following is a list of interesting book reviews of works that i do not stock, and in some cases haven’t even read. But the reviews are cool!
- Would you shoplift “Days of Love, Nights of War”? by Butch Lee – a scathing review of the
Crimethinc. book, equally applicable to a lot of post-situ lifestyle stuff
- Take the Rich Off Welfare, by Mark Zepezauer – reviewed by Tracy McLellan
- Improvised Weapons of the American Underground – reveiwed by M. Daily