This month I received:
- Abolish Work: “Abolish Restaurants” plus “Work, Community, Politics, War,” by prole.info, co-published with Thought Crime Ink. prole.info’s stuff is probably best summed up as accessible, intense class theory with starkly beautiful illustrations. Even when I don’t agree with their analysis, I’m always impressed with what they put out. I’m not a huge fan of Abolish Restaurants, but I’m glad that the discussion is happening.
- Blood Lake, by Kenneth Wishnia. This is the fifth, and as of yet, final book in his Filomena Buscarsela mystery series, though I am holding out hope for more. If the previous books are anything to go on, this will almost having me wishing that my commute was longer so that I could keep reading.
- Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk, 1980- 1984, by Ian Glasper. This book is split into chapters by region, and then within each chapter, broken down by individual bands. It is long and the print is tiny.
- Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs?: Anarchy in Action Around the World, by Francis Dupis-Déri, translated by Lazer Lederhendler. Originally published as Les Black Blocs. La liberté st l’égalité se manifestent by Montréal’s Lux Éditeur in 2007, with the first English language edition coming from Between the Lines in Toronto last year. This is currently the definitive book on looking past the “smashy smashy” and into the theory and history of the black bloc.
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