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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Turn around

With revolution in the airwaves, it seems like a good time to introduce some of our newest revolution-themed arrivals...



First from the chopping block—The Verso Book of Dissent: From Spartacus to the Shoe-Thrower in Baghdad, an anthology of protest literature from "every era of human history" and across the globe put out by our favourite radical publisher Verso Books. The Book of Dissent includes writings and speeches by the likes of Thucydides, Sappho, John Hancock, Michel Foucault, Public Enemy, and Hugo Ch├ívez.



Everybody Talks About the Weather... We Don't is a compendium of writing by Ulrike Meinhof, the German journalist turned co-founder of the Red Army Faction, a self-described communist and anti-imperialist "urban guerrilla" group responsible for notorious, violent protest acts in Germany in the 1970s. Everybody Talks About the Weather also includes a lengthy essay on Meinhof's life and legacy by McGill prof Karin Bauer; "No other figure embodies revolutionary politics and radical chic quite like Ulrike Meinhof..."



Et en suite: Celebrate People's History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution, a collection of poster art commissioned by Josh MacPhee to commemorate historical acts of resistance.



This poster show mothers and grandmothers bearing witness to the desaparecidos of Argentina, the thousands of young people who "vanished", were secretly kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the state between 1976 and 1983.

Viva la revolucion!

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