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A People's History Of The United States
by Howard Zinn

The American Revolution: Pages From a Negro Worker's Notebook
by James Boggs

Die Nigger Die: A Political Autobiography
by H. Rap Brown

From The Narrative Of The Life of Frederick Douglass
by Frederick Douglass

From A People's History of The United States
by Howard Zinn

The Mis-Education of the Negro
by Carter Godwin Woodson NEW

From Understanding Power
by Noam Chomsky

From The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Black History
by Gil Scott-Heron

Malcolm X on Afro-American History

Worse Than Slavery
by David M. Oshinsky

An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y. Davis
by James Baldwin

Political Prisoners, Prisons, and Black Liberation NEW
by Angela Y. Davis

The Convict Lease System
by Frederick Douglass

Slavery and Prison — Understanding the Connections
by Kim Gilmore

Lynch Law
By Ida B. Wells

The Demand For Order And The Birth Of Modern Policing
by Kristian Williams

Social Insecurity:
The Transformation of American Criminal Justice, 1965-2000

by Anthony Platt

Remembering the Real Dragon:
An Interview with George Jackson

An interview by Karen Wald

Soledad Brother:
The Prison Letters of George Jackson

Prison Nation
by Sasha Abramsky

The Social Functions of the Prisons in the United States NEW
by Bettina Aptheker

Crime As Social Control
by Christian Parenti

Lockdown America in 22 Minutes [Audio]
by Christian Parenti

Looking back: Radical Criminology and Social Movements
by Gregory Shank

The War on the People:
An Interview with Christian Parenti by Suzi Weissman

Prison Labor, Slavery & Capitalism in Historical Perspective
by Stephen Hartnett

Race, Prison, and Poverty
by Paul Street

The Challenge of Prison Abolition: A Conversation
Angela Y. Davis and Dylan Rodriguez

Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex
by Angela Y. Davis

Empire Abroad, Prisons At Home: Dark Connections
by Paul Street

Opening Up Borderland Studies:
A Review of U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization Discourse

by Jose Palafox

Women in Prison:
How It Is With Us
by Assata Shakur

Black Hawk's Surrender Speech, 1832

"The Roosevelt Corollary" and "To Roosevelt"
by Theodore Roosevelt and Rubin Dario

"Why do the Yankees hate the Cuban Revolution?"
by Fidel Castro

"Create Two, Three, Many Vietnams:
Message to the Tricontinental"

by Che Guevara

The Negro is the Race Oppressed by All the Imperialists
by Leopold Senghor

National Liberation and Culture
by Amilcar Cabral

The Weapon of Theory
by Amilcar Cabral

Reciprocal Bases of National Culture and the Fight for Freedom
by Frantz Fanon

Selections from Even the Women Must Fight:
Memories of War from North Vietnam

Nelson Mandela's statement at his trial
and his speech given at his release

African History in the Service of the Black Liberation
by Walter Rodney

George Jackson:
Black Revolutionary

By Walter Rodney

Street Speech
by Walter Rodney

A Selection From Walter Rodney Speaks:
The Making of an African Intellectual

by Walter Rodney

The Struggle Goes On
by Walter Rodney

Three chapters from Victor: An Unfinished Song
by Joan Jara New

Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies
by Bartoleme de Las Casas

Imperialism 101
by Michael Parenti

The New Pentagon Papers
by Karen Kwiatkowski

New US Military Bases:
Side Effects Or Causes Of War?

by Zoltan Grossman

Letter to Jefferson
by Benjamin Banneker

Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall, Boston
by Maria Stewart

Angelina Grimké Weld's speech at Pennsylvania Hall

by James Monroe Whitfield

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
by Frederick Douglass

Ain't I A Woman?
by Sojourner Truth

John Brown's Last Speech

Declaration of Sentiments
by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Wall Street Owns The Country
by Mary Elizabeth Lease

Speech to the Women's Christian Temperance Union
by Mary Elizabeth Lease

"The Negro Should Not Enter the Army"
Statement of the Missionary Department of the Atlanta, Georgia, A.M.E. Church

Plain Words

Strange Fruit
by Billie Holiday and Abel Meeropol

A selection from Black Bolshevik
by Harry Haywood

The Thoughts of Muhammad Ali in Exile, c. 1967

A Selection of the Poetry of Langston Hughes

Appeal to Adlai Stevenson
by Robert Williams

Letter from a Birmingham Jail
by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Revolution is At Hand
A speech by John Lewis

The Ballot or the Bullet
A speech by Malcolm X

A message to the Grassroots
A speech by Malcolm X

An End To History
by Mario Savio

The Basis of Black Power: a SNCC position paper

Power Anywhere Where There's People
A speech by Fred Hampton

Ellen Willis Replies
by Ellen Willis

The Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements
by Huey Newton

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
by Gil Scott-Heron

A Question of Class
by Dorothy Allison NEW

The War Prayer
by Mark Twain

Strike Against War
by Helen Keller

Eugene Debs' Statement to the Court Upon
Being Convicted of Violating the Sedition Act

War Is A Racket
by Major General Smedley Butler

"A War I Opposed And Despised"
by Bill Clinton

Attention All Military Personnel
A pamphlet of the Vietnam Day Committee

Excerpts from
Scanlan's Guerrilla War in the U.S.A.
January 1971 Issue

June Jordan Speaks Out Against The 1991 Gulf War

"You Who are the Bureaucrats of Empire, Remember Who We Are"
by Don Mitchell

by Edward Bernays (1928) New

Federal Bureau of Intimidation
by Howard Zinn

"The Powell Memo"
by Lewis Powell

The Six Pamphlets of the White Rose Society

"Action Will Be Taken":
Left Anti-intellectualism and Its Discontents

by Liza Featherstone, Doug Henwood, and Christian Parenti

What Should White People Do?
by Linda Martin Alcoff

How to Master Secret Work
by the Communist Party of South Africa

The Freedom Schools:
Concept And Organization

by Staughton Lynd

Black Panther Party Platform, Program, and Rules

The Port Huron Statement
by the Students for a Democratic Society

The Tyranny Of Structurelessness
by Joreen

The Radical Education Project:
An Introduction And An Invitation

Socialist Feminism:
A Strategy for the Women's Movement

by Hyde Park Chapter, Chicago Women's Liberation Union

The League of Revolutionary Black Workers:
A Historical Study

by A. Muhammad Ahmad

The Movement Action Plan:
A Strategic Framework Describing the
Eight Stages of Successful Social Movements

by Bill Moyer

What Legacy from the Radical Internationalism of 1968?
by Max Elbaum

Strategizing For A Living Revolution
by George Lakey

Guerilla War in the United States, 1965-1970

A Sampling of U.S. Foreign Policy

Our amnesia only serves the masters
The Reason You Learned To Read