25 books on the list
Best Books First
Liberating Sápmi takes readers on a powerful journey through the often overlooked struggles of the Sámi people, who have inhabited Europe's far north for thousands of years. Divided between four nation-states, the Sámi have faced oppression and discrimination like many other indigenous peoples across the world. However, they have also shown incredible resilience, defending their identity and territories. In this beautifully illustrated work, Gabriel Kuhn explores Sápmi through interviews with Sámi artists, activists, and scholars. This is an important introduction to the struggles and political resistance of the Sámi people and their fight for justice and self-determination.
"The Global Perspective" is a thought-provoking book that explores the massive and unprecedented inequality that exists in the world today. Through the author's personal experience as a member of a clandestine communist cell in Denmark in the 1970s and 80s, he shares his thoughts on the current political situation and his hopes for the future. This book bridges the gap between Third Worldist theory and the question of "What Is to Be Done?" in a First World context, making it an important contribution towards developing an effective political practice based on the realities of the global situation. As the author states, "It is a book written by an activist, for activists."
Explore the pivotal German Revolution with this illuminating collection of manifestos, speeches, and letters. Edited by Gabriel Kuhn, this documentary history delves into the rise of communist society and the call for "All Power to the Councils!" Experience the acrid odor of street fighting, insurgent hopes, and subsequent defeat that paved the way for the ill-fated Weimar Republic and the eventual rise of the Nazis. With materials presented in English for the first time and annotations that provide a dynamic and vivid picture of the time, this book is an indispensable resource for understanding a world-historic event.
Explore the social experiment of Rojava, a region in Northern Syria that declared "Democratic Autonomy" based on gender equality, inter-ethnic communication, and direct democratic participation. In this book, learn about the history and regional context of Rojava, its political principles and institutions, and its ongoing battle against the Islamic State and Turkish military. Discover the challenges faced by the international community in supporting Rojava's revolutionary society, and find out how the Left in Europe and the USA can offer critical solidarity to its development.
Discover the fascinating history of the Austromarxist era of the 1920s and their socialist experiment in "Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety". Learn about their unique approach of combining cultural and physical revolution, including the intertwining of armed struggle, sports, and sobriety in the face of the increasing Fascist threat. This book features selected writings by Julius Deutsch, a leader in the defense of the working class, now available in English for the first time. Don't miss out on this important chapter in socialist history.
Explore the captivating tale of a communist organization that turned stolen dollars into rebellion. Follow the story of Denmark's most notorious bank robbers, who sent millions in stolen dollars acquired in spectacular heists to Third World liberation movements. This book covers the events from Middle Eastern capitals to the group's fateful last robbery that earned them a record haul and left a police officer dead. Includes historical documents and an exclusive interview with two of the group's longest-standing members. A compelling story of turning radical theory into action that concerns analysis, strategy, morality, and political practice.
Discover the writings of Gustav Landauer, one of Germany's most prominent radical agitators of the early 20th century. This comprehensive collection features over 40 influential works covering his entire political biography, from his early anarchism to his tireless agitation against the coming Great War. Delve into his philosophical reflections, opinions on corporate capital, education, language, and Judaism. An essential addition to the history of anarchism.
Liberating Society from the State and Other Writings
A Political Reader
Erich Mühsam - 2011-09-01 (first published in 1932)
Explore the ideas of German revolutionary Erich Mühsam through a captivating compilation of anarcho-communist poetry, essays, articles, and diary entries – translated into English for the first time. This diverse collection covers a wide range of subjects, from political pamphlets and defenses of political prisoners, to discussions on the rights of homosexuals and women and the role of intellectuals in class struggles. Perfect for those interested in anarchism, activism, or German history, this enlightening volume offers a deep understanding of Mühsam's thoughts and legacy.
"Prison Round Trip" is a powerful essay by Klaus Viehmann, who shares his reflections on keeping his sanity and political values intact while serving a 15-year sentence for urban guerrilla activities. He grapples with themes of freedom and consciousness, exploring what it means to truly be alive. With a preface by political prisoner Bill Dunne, this book reminds us of the universal struggle of the human spirit to transcend the nature of imprisonment.
Explore the history and complex politics of the Straight Edge movement, tracing its origins from the Washington, DC hardcore punk scene and its expansion across the globe. From Youth-Crew bands of the 80s to the Vegan-Straight-Edge movement of the 90s, this book sheds light on the diverse culture of Straight-Edge today. Delve into topics such as gender, sexuality, capitalism, animal rights, and religion, as the book analyzes the movement's position between conservative Puritanism and leftist activism. Experience the unique world of the Straight-Edge scene through this engaging and thought-provoking read.
Tier-Werden, Schwarz-Werden, Frau-Werden. Eine Einführung in die politische Philosophie des Poststrukturalismus by Gabriel Kuhn
For All the People by John Curl
Sober Living for the Revolution by
Life Under the Jolly Roger by Gabriel Kuhn
Pangayaw and Decolonizing Resistance by Bas Umali
Soccer vs. the State by Gabriel Kuhn
Fire and Flames by Geronimo
Der NSU-VS-Komplex by Wolf Wetzel
Women Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger by Ulrike Klausmann, Marion Meinzerin
Playing as if the World Mattered by Gabriel Kuhn
Clenched Fists Empty Pockets by Brigitta Hyttinen, Kakan Hermansson
Vielfalt Bewegung Widerstand by Gabriel Kuhn
Liberating Society from the State and Other Writings by Erich Muhsam