Aboriginal Peoples: Toward Self Government

Edited by Marie Léger

Using accounts of how indigenous Americans in Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama are securing recognition and self-government, this book presents real possibilities for re-possessing territory, and establishing both self-government and multiethnic government. Control of natural resources and land development have become central issues to these negotiations. These recognized rights are very fragile, and are kept alive by struggle and vigilance. SC

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 190 pages

Black Prison Movements/USA

Edited by NOBO

“The Network of Black Organizers (NOBO) has gathered the first contemporary collection of black prison movement voices, in topics ranging from women in prison, the pro and con of parole, behavior modification and human experimentation in prison, Puerto Rican and other political prisoners, to the prison economic industrial complex.” SC

Publisher: Africa World
Paperback: 185 pages

The De Facto Government of the United States

Charles A. Weisman

The Government of the U.S. has become by design a de facto—that is to say, factual—government, but not a lawful one. Subversive forces have, by legal means, gained control over the government, and all of law enforcement is also under their control, says the author. Weisman claims that proper American law based on biblical precepts has been superseded by “Marxist-Talmudic” law, thanks to traitors like Lincoln and Roosevelt, who were influenced by Jewish bankers and the “subversive groups” they used as fronts. SC

Publisher: Weisman
Paperback: 160 pages

The Imperial Temptation: The New World Order and America’s Purpose

Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson

With the fall of Communism, the U.S. was left in search of a new global agenda. According to the authors, the Bush administration betrayed the basic foundation of America in looking for a new role for the U.S. Using the Gulf War as the starting point of this new agenda, the authors expose the inconsistency of deliberately choosing military action when traditional diplomatic principles and other means were available—in their words, Bush succumbed to an “imperial temptation.” SC

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Paperback: 228 pages

OKBOMB! Conspiracy and Cover-up

Jim Keith

No one really knows what really happened at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, on April 19,1995, besides the fact it got blown up. Whether or not Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are guilty has become irrelevant. They have been tried in the media and found to be guilty. The author asks some very important and as-yet-unanswered questions about the bombing. SC

Publisher: IllumiNet
Paperback: 237 pages

Time Without Work: People Who Are Not Working Tell Their Stories

Walli F. Leff and Marilyn G. Haft

Leff and Haft collected in-depth interviews from people who weren’t working for various reasons, and presented them in this book with related commentary and statistics. In late-20th-century America, work equals identity. However, the authors, through their research, challenge the very notion of maintaining a work-based identity. Their message is even more compelling now than when Time Without Work was first published, thanks to the current downsizing trend and layoffs in almost every industry. With the very nature of work changing, so are many people’s expectations about work. No longer does one have a single employer or, for that matter, a single career. Consequently, people will have periods of unemployment. How will this new facet of the job market relate to societal ideas about work? The stories given here offer some possibilities. SC

Publisher: South End
Paperback: 403 pages

Bakunin: The Philosophy of Freedom

Brian Morris

Because Bakunin thought of himself as an anti-intellectual, he didn’t leave behind a codified book of his pronouncements for others to follow. Nevertheless, as collected here for the first time in English, his philosophical ideas are inspirational to anyone who opposes the dualistic Western view of the individual, the state and society. SC

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 162 pages

Decentralizing Power: Paul Goodman’s Social Criticism

Edited by Taylor Stoehr

Perhaps the most widely read anarchist text of the ‘50s and ‘60s, Paul Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd was a classic of myth-busting writing. In this new collection of essays, readers can learn more about Goodman’s less-well-known political and social writing. SC

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 206 pages

The Ego and Its Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority

Max Stirner

Quite possibly the most subversive thing ever written by a Young Hegelian, this book got under Marx and Engels’ skins so much that they wrote a 700-page-plus refutation of it, The German Ideology. Stirner’s point is that the individual should be the primary focus of social relationships. This concept appeals to both the left and right; however, anyone who would call himself a “Stirnerite” is either an idiot or misses the point. Cited by everyone from bomb-toting anarchists to limp-wristed Libertarians, consistently misinterpreted, and influential on such varied people as Friedrich Nietzsche and Guy Debord, The Ego and Its Own is a must-read for anyone who is interested in anti-authoritarian politics. SC

Publisher: Rebel
Paperback: 366 pages

Ethics: Origins and Development

Peter Kropotkin

Kropotkin’s masterwork, this volume sets forth the results of his lifelong research into the history of human ethics, from primitive peoples to the late 19th century. For the author, an anarchist scientist, ethics were not an abstract science of human conduct but a concrete discipline based on mutual aid, justice and self-sacrifice. SC

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 352 pages