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Jeremy Brecher, author of Against Doom on WritersCast


"... The scale and scope of what we face, and the impediments we face daily to rational thought and action are daunting and sometimes overwhelming.

We need tools – both to understand what is happening in our world, and to help us act positively to make change and to oppose those who seek to diminish and undermine our efforts.

Jeremy Brecher is a long time organizer and thinker about social change. He has been involved in environmental issues for almost thirty years. He puts much of what he has learned into Against Doom, this short but powerful book that I can recommend to any and all of us who want to join the global movement for change. "—David Wilk, WritersCast

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Mat Callahan, author of The Explosion of Deferred Dreams on KPFK's Indy Media


The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties. Author, musician, and native San Franciscan Mat Callahan explores the dynamic links between the Black Panthers and Sly and the Family Stone, the United Farm Workers and Santana, the Indian Occupation of Alcatraz and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and the New Left and the counterculture.

Callahan’s meticulous, impassioned arguments both expose and reframe the political and social context for the San Francisco Sound and the vibrant subcultural uprisings with which it is associated.


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"Songs for A Wolf at the Gate (is) such a pleasure..."


"...After the wonderful opener "The Prayer of the Beggar King", which is one of the most memorable renditions of St. Francis' prayer yet put to music, Songs for A Wolf at the Gate acquaints listeners with its large cast. Van Steenwyk's book turns the legend of Francis taming a town-terrorizing wolf into a society-wide morality tale, so here the different levels of the town's social strata, along with the beasts of the nearby forest, each get a tune with its own distinct lesson. Felton goes full-Aesop on "The Song of the Raven", where he sweetly admonishes the hoarding bird for stealing away the other animals' food ("Raven, Raven, don't you know that's no way to live and grow?/Raven, Raven, it's better to go hungry with friends than it is to be full alone"), while on "The Song of the Nobles", the ruling class's raucous gang vocals sneer at the peasants they casually exploit..." —Spirit You All Music

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Red Vienna, Sports, and Antifascist Organizing on Against the Grain

 

"At a time when the far right has become more visible and emboldened in the streets, what lessons can be drawn from the past for building a mass left politics against the right?  Radical writer and former professional soccer player Gabriel Kuhn discusses struggles against the far right in Europe, historically and today, and the role that sports has played in working class politics.  He talks about the history of the Austrian Social Democratic Workers’ Party, or SDAP, their experiments in collective life, culture, and sports, and their antifascist workers’ militias. Kuhn also reflects on the weakness of the left in Europe today."— Sasha Lilley, Against the Grain

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A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands: The Damage to Date 1986-2013
SKU: 9781629632209
A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands: The Damage to Date 1986-2013
Robb Johnson
The life and times (so far!) of the UK's greatest living songwriter are captured in a deluxe box set. 92 songs, on 5 CDs with a 64-page booklet.
$44.95


Looking for Freedom: A Celebration of the Music of Jon Fromer
SKU: 9781629631240
Looking for Freedom: A Celebration of the Music of Jon Fromer
Jon and Reed Fromer
This CD is a tribute to the San Francisco folk/blues artist whose soulful singing style and original songs about work, love, struggle, and triumph helped fuel movements for peace, human rights, and social justice.
$14.95


Songs for A Wolf at the Gate
SKU: awolfatthegateCD
Songs for A Wolf at the Gate
Jon Felton and his Soulmobile
Jon Felton and his Soulmobile combine Appalachian instruments, punk energy, and a hint of silliness to illuminate the plot, themes, and characters of Mark Van Steenwyk's book, A Wolf at the Gate.
$10.00


Songs of Freedom (CD)
SKU: 9781604868319
Songs of Freedom (CD)
The James Connolly Songs of Freedom Band
Far from the archival preservation of embalmed corpses, the inspired performance of a rocking band turns the timeless lyrics of James Connolly into timely manifestos for today’s young rebels.
$14.95


Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook
SKU: 9781604868326
Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook
Utah Phillips
Starlight on the Rails is the most complete collection of Utah’s songs ever released. Spanning 30 years of studio, live, and unreleased recordings this set includes Utah’s reflections about each song.
$39.95


The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and Writings of Thomas Paine
SKU: 9781604863390
The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and Writings of Thomas Paine
Leon Rosselson and Robb Johnson
A unique blend of words and music that reflect on Thomas Paine’s life and writings, connecting them to the challenges of the 21st century.
$20.00


The Mafia Principle of Global Hegemony (CD): The Middle East, Empire, and Activism
SKU: 9781604863048
The Mafia Principle of Global Hegemony (CD): The Middle East, Empire, and Activism
Noam Chomsky
The world’s most influential living intellectual, Noam Chomsky, holds forth on the root causes of the conflicts in the Middle East, and talks about hopes for future social change.
$14.95


The World Turned Upside Down: Rosselsongs 1960–2010
SKU: 9781604864984
The World Turned Upside Down: Rosselsongs 1960–2010
Leon Rosselson
The life and times of England’s greatest living songwriter are captured in a deluxe box set containing 72 songs on 4 CDs and an 80-page book.
$44.95


Where Are the Barricades?
SKU: 9781629632193
Where Are the Barricades?
"And that's it. At eighty-one, after some sixty years of songwriting, trying to find the story, to avoid the obvious, to shun the predictable, after hundreds of songs, numerous records and CDs, this is my final recording." -Leon Rosselson
$14.95


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