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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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The Meaning of Freedom by Angela Davis

Born in Birmingham, Alabama (referred to as the Johannesburg of the South) in 1944, Angela Davis experienced life on the front lines of the American Civil Rights Movement. A one-time member of the Communist Party and associated with the Black … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: The Violence of Organized Forgetting

The French philosopher and art historian Georges Didi-Huberman coined the term “disimagination machine” in order to describe the ruthless manipulation and obfuscation of art, evidence, and images by regimes wishing to oppress the public’s views, as well as experiences, of … Continue reading

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Radioactive on the Derby Line: A Meeting with the U.S. Border Patrol

By Greg Ruggiero After going camping in Quebec with my family last weekend, I rolled up to the U.S. checkpoint in what appeared to be a remote and rural area. Having recently worked on such books as Border Patrol Nation, … Continue reading

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When Nudity Is Contraband

99 Problems but a BAN on Frances Goldin Ain’t One By Greg Ruggiero WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 Every three months for over twenty years, legendary NYC literary agent and activist Frances Goldin would take a two-day trip to a maximum … Continue reading

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