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

Hot Money and the Politics of Debt

R.T. Naylor

“A ball of hot money rolls around the world. It seeks anonymity and political refuge; it dodges taxes and sidesteps currency controls; it rolls through shell companies and numbered accounts, phony charities and religious foundations. And it is kept rolling by misguided policymakers and white-collar criminals, by gun-runners and drug dealers, by superpower secret-service agents and Third World political elites preparing for retirement. And as the ball of hot money grows, so too does the international debt crisis, for hot money and international debt are two sides of the same devalued coin.”

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 540 pages

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

Etienne de la Boétie

“Why do people submit to authority or governments? In this classic of political reflection, a 16th-century philosopher laid the groundwork for the concept of civil disobedience.”

Publisher: Black Rose
Hardback: 88 pages

The Privacy Poachers: How the Government and Big Corporations Gather, Use and Sell Information About You

Tony Leace

Miscellaneous methods of both general and advanced surveillance carried out upon the private citizen by employers, credit bureaus, law enforcement and various other intruding tentacles of 20th-century life are explained by a security consultant. Unfortunately, the results read more as a series of essays attempting to gain clients for the author by instilling paranoia in the reader, rather than a serious source of information that can be utilized to counter such surveillance. Some of the sociological implications are touched upon, as well as an outline sketch of the history of modern surveillance methodology, with examples of recent infringements which made the news. But ultimately, although this book is an adequate introduction to the everyday infringements on personal liberty and the basics of surveillance techniques, the serious researcher is best served elsewhere. BW

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 155 pages

Anarchist Organisation: History of the Federacion Anarquista Iberca

Juan Gómez Casas

“The first English-language history of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica. Casas traces the history of Spanish anarchism to the founding of the FAI and deals with its organizational principles, controversies, objectives and programs.”

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 264 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

The Conquest of Bread

Peter Kropotkin

“A study of the needs of humanity and of the economic means to satisfy them.” Taking the Paris Commune as its model, its aim is to show how a social revolution can be made and how a new society, organized on libertarian lines, can then be built on the ruins of the old.”

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 282 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

Durutti: The People Armed

Abel Paz

An exhaustive biography of the legendary Spanish revolutionary, who died at age 40 in 1936. AK

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 323 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