Category Archives: Books from City Lights Publishers

Ralph Nader Talks Breaking Through Power and more on Democracy Now!

Ralph Nader appeared on Demorcacy Now! on Monday, September 19th with Amy Goodman. In the interview, Nader talks about the exclusion of third-party candidates from the upcoming first presidential debate, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and his new book, Breaking Through … Continue reading

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City Lights Author Henry A. Giroux Interviewed by Julian Casablancas for Rolling Stone

Henry A. Giroux is the author of 3 City Lights publications. His newest is America at War With Itself, part of our Open Media Series which is dedicated to publishing books in solidarity with social movements promoting greater freedom, justice, … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Absurd

By Mumia Abu-Jamal   When I was a young Panther, a tiny, bald, blue-eyed Frenchman came to visit the national headquarters in Berkeley, California. David Hilliard, the Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party, greeted him briefly, and then … Continue reading

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Juan Felipe Herrera’s Casa de Colores: Digging Through the Library of Congress Archives

Juan Felipe Herrera is currently in his second term as U.S. Poet Laureate. Among his projects is “Casa de Colores,” which apart from being a collaborative poem with all peoples and all voices, also involves webcasts of Juan Felipe going … Continue reading

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Beautiful Chaos Selected as the 2016 One City One Book

The City Lights Foundation is thrilled to announce that Carey Perloff’s Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater has been selected as San Francisco’s One City One Book! City Lights is proud to join forces with the San Francisco Public … Continue reading

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Chinaka Hodge Interviews Mona Eltahawy at the Bay Area Book Festival

This past June at the 2016 Bay Area Book Festival, award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism, Mona Eltahawy, was interviewed by educator, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and City Lights author Chinaka Hodge. The … Continue reading

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir Protest Monsanto’s Roundup with Demonstration & Song

Reverend Billy and His Stop Shopping Choir have been raising awareness of the use of Roundup in public parks in major American cities all year long. Roundup, a weedkiller manufactured by multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto, contains a … Continue reading

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Slave Labor at the White House: Clarence Lusane Responds

One of the memorable things to happen so far at the 2016 Democratic National Convention was First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech mentioning slave labor at the White House in her speech. Here was the exact quote: “That is the story … Continue reading

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5 Questions for Sean Carswell, Author of The Metaphysical Ukulele

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 is Indie Press Night at City Lights Bookstore. We are celebrating two new novels by Ig Publishing on this occasion: Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner and The Metaphysical Ukulele by Sean Carswell. Both authors will be … Continue reading

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Homage to Bill Berkson

By Garrett Caples With much sadness I note the death of poet, critic, professor, lecturer, and friend to City Lights Bill Berkson (1939-2016), from a heart attack on June 16. Bill was perhaps best known for his association with the … Continue reading

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