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How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests in Yes! Magazine


"In his new book How to Make Trouble and Influence People, Iain McIntyre offers readers an alternative version of Australian history.

Australians have long been troublemakers—witty, willing to mock and thwart authority, and full of the kind of no-nonsense pragmatism that comes from making a society in a harsh landscape. Iain McIntyre’s How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protests, Graffiti & Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia is a new edition of a book that began as a zine nearly 20 years ago. While the title, of course, parodies the most famous example of the self-help genre, How to Make Trouble is more Howard Zinn than Dale Carnegie. It offers an alternative history of Australia, chronicling how it “has progressed by a series of little rebellions” (according to an epigraph at the front of book from politician and writer Leslie Haylen)..."—Madeline Ostrander, Yes! Magazine


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Prole.info's Abolish Work—at the printers now!


Finally available for the first time in a single book format, Abolish Work combines two influential and well-circulated pamphlets written from the frontlines of the class war. The texts from the anonymous workers at Prole.info offer cutting-edge class analysis and critiques of daily life accompanied by uncensored, innovative illustrations.

Moving from personal thoughts and interactions to large-scale political and economic forces, Abolish Work reads alternately like a worker’s diary, a short story, a psychology of everyday life, a historical account, and an angry flyer someone would pass you on the street.

“The entire booklet is enthralling, perhaps especially so if you don’t already know what goes on behind the scenes for underpaid, non-unionized restaurant workers in the United States.“
—Brittany Shoot, Change.org

“Class analysis + a critique of daily life + uncensored innovative graphics + more . . . Enjoy!“
—Gilles Dauvé

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Singing Songs of Struggle: How a Folk Music Movement Helped Elect a Marxist Reformer in Chile in Truthout

 

"Nearly 44 years ago, on September 11, 1970, Chilean voters shocked the world by electing Marxist Salvador Allende as their president. It was a startling - if short-lived - victory for democracy.

In Venceremos, Gabriel San Roman writes that Allende's Popular Unity Coalition was aided by Nueva Cancion, "the strongest folk music movement in Latin American history."Like all movements, Nueva Cancion did not spring up out of nowhere but developed over several decades. Much of the credit for its evolution goes to famed singer Violeta Parra (1917-1967), who began traveling into remote areas of Chile to collect traditional compositions in the 1950s. The songs she found were often political, with lyrics that were critical of colonial and neocolonial oppression. "The verses of rural music conveyed utopian ideas of the earth, love, and mysticism," San Roman writes..."—Eleanor J Badger, Truthout

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Marge Piercy's The Cost of Lunch, Etc. in Booklist


"Piercy’s (Sex Wars, 2005) latest short stories focus, as do her many novels, poetry collections, and earlier stories, on powerful female characters—women who are not always right, or sympathetic, or admirable, but definitely strong. The mother in “Saving Mother from Herself” is a hoarder coerced by her daughter into relinquishing her precious “collection” to the dump or local resale shops—and then changes the locks on her house, avoids her phone, and hits the yard-sale circuit with renewed vigor. A teenager in “Going over Jordan” stands up to her parents, gradually breaking away from the stifling confinement of their fundamentalist church. In “She’s Dying, He Said,” a woman looks back on the year in her childhood when she had German measles followed by rheumatic fever, and the doctor and her family gave her up for dead—except for her vigilant Jewish grandmother, who warded off the demons and nursed her back to health. Piercy homes in on her characters, mixing just the right amount of humor into her always insightful take on imperfect human relationships, in their many guises." —Deborah Donovan, Booklist

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Books

World War 3 Illustrated: 1979–2014
SKU: 9781604869583
World War 3 Illustrated: 1979–2014
Founded in 1979, World War 3 Illustrated is a labor of love run by a collective of artists and activists working with the unified goal of creating a home for political comics, graphics, and stirring personal stories.
$29.95


The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984
SKU: 9781604865165
The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984
With a backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain, punk music became self-sufficient and considerably more aggressive, blending a DIY ethos with activism to create the perfectly bleak soundtrack to the zeitgeist of a discontented British youth.
$24.95


Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, The Early Years
SKU: 9781604864892
Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, The Early Years
A celebratory—if not uncritical—examination of a group who would become mired in controversy while playing a role in transforming punk into something genuinely threatening—and enormously funny—told using dozens of interviews, photos, and artwork.
$17.95


New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism
SKU: 9781604869569
New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism
This book documents workers' struggles within an international scope, examining radical unions in the Global South and North. The tangible evidence marshaled here serves as a handbook for understanding the obstacles and opportunities for workers challengi
$24.95


The System
SKU: 9781604868111
The System
A sleazy stockbroker is lining his pockets. A corrupt cop is shaking down dealers. A mercenary bomber is setting the timer. A serial killer is stalking strippers. A political scandal is about to explode. The planet is burning. And nobody’s talking.
$19.95


Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980–1984
SKU: 9781604867480
Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980–1984
The true story of the UK punk scene from '80–84 told by the bands and record labels that created it. It profiles legendary bands like Vice Squad, Angelic Upstarts, Blitz, Anti-Nowhere League, Cockney Rejects, the UK Subs, and more obscure groups.
$24.95


Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective, Second Edition
SKU: 9781604864533
Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective, Second Edition
A memoir of resisting indifference, rebuilding hope amid collapse, and struggling against the grain. This edition includes new discussions with activists and organizers on disaster relief; infiltration and surveillance from the State; and new photos.
$20.00


Raising Hell
SKU: 9781604868104
Raising Hell
“Raising Hell“ takes a poke at Christian fundamentalists and corporate CEOs through an account of the fight to improve working conditions in Hell, with the help of Jimmy Hoffa, John L. Lewis, and César Chávez. Plus an interview and more.
$12.00


Turning Money into Rebellion: The Unlikely Story of Denmark’s Revolutionary Bank Robbers
SKU: 9781604863161
Turning Money into Rebellion: The Unlikely Story of Denmark’s Revolutionary Bank Robbers
This is the story of the Blekingegade Group who over a period of almost two decades sent millions of dollars acquired in spectacular heists to Third World liberation movements.
$19.95


Blood Lake
SKU: 9781604864304
Blood Lake
Wishnia provides a novel rich with the sights, sounds—and dangers—of Ecuador, and a compelling look at the provenance of one of mystery fiction's most dynamic heroines.
$17.95


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Pamphlets

Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks
SKU: 9781604864205
Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks
Combining history and theory with the groundbreaking practice of the model by Starbucks workers, Lynd and Gross make a compelling case for solidarity unionism as an effective approach to winning a voice on the job.
$4.95


Self-Defense for Radicals: A to Z Guide for Subversive Struggle
SKU: 9781604862041
Self-Defense for Radicals: A to Z Guide for Subversive Struggle
Mickey Z. shows you how to use your head. Literally! An invaluable guide for those moments when violence must be countered by force.
$4.95


Ned Ludd & Queen Mab: Machine-Breaking, Romanticism, and the Several Commons of 1811-12
SKU: 9781604867046
Ned Ludd & Queen Mab: Machine-Breaking, Romanticism, and the Several Commons of 1811-12
Peter Linebaugh enlists the anonymous and scorned 19th century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international crew of commoners resisting dispossession in the dawn of capitalist modernity.
$6.95


Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis
SKU: 9781604864434
Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis
A pamphlet for anyone who wants to build a movement with the resiliency to navigate one of the most rapid transitions in human history.
$6.95


Abolish Restaurants: A Worker's Critique of the Food Service Industry
SKU: 9781604860481
Abolish Restaurants: A Worker's Critique of the Food Service Industry
A 60-page illustrated guide to the daily misery, stress, boredom, and alienation of restaurant work, as well as the ways in which restaurant workers fight against it.
$5.95


The Prison-Industrial Complex and the Global Economy
SKU: 9781604860436
The Prison-Industrial Complex and the Global Economy
Follow the money and find how the prison-industrial complex fits into the New World Order of free trade and imprisoned people, the war on drugs, and capital flight.
$3.00


Cointelshow: A Patriot Act
SKU: 9781604861150
Cointelshow: A Patriot Act
A cheerfully creepy tour of declassified government surveillance documents!
$4.95


I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: A Facsimile Reprint of the Nineteenth Edition (1923) of the "Little Red Song Book"
SKU: 9781604869507
I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: A Facsimile Reprint of the Nineteenth Edition (1923) of the "Little Red Song Book"
A Radical Labor Classic
$5.95


“Venceremos”: Víctor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement
SKU: 9781604869576
“Venceremos”: Víctor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement
Featuring interviews from key figures and lyrical analysis, “Venceremos“ gives insight into how the New Chilean Song Movement’s revolutionary anthems came to be.
$5.95


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