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“Mumia and the Multitudes” by Seth Tobocman

Seth Tobocman is an author, artist, and educator living in New York City. Perhaps best known as the co-founder and editor of the comic journal World War 3 Illustrated, Tobocman’s bold graphics have been immortalized in exhibitions, in the pages … Continue reading

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Disposable Futures by Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux

If you were looking to curl up with a good dystopian novel this summer, Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, authors of Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle, brand new from City Lights Open Media, … Continue reading

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In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now Book Trailer

The newest nonfiction book from City Lights is Benjamin Hedin‘s In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now. In Search of the Movement trailer from The Blues House on Vimeo: In March of 1965, Martin … Continue reading

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The City Lights Publications of Howard Zinn

For Howard Zinn, writing history was never a neutral act. His work exists as a constant reminder that America’s future rests on our understanding of the American past, and that contemporary events can be shaped for better or worse according to our … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Roxanne Dubar-Ortiz

Another week, another block days of great events at the City Lights Bookstore. This Wednesday, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: advocate for American Indians, activist, scholar, and author/editor of seven books. She’ll be sharing her newest book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Historic Unfulfilled Promise by Howard Zinn

As school children, Labor Day was just another holiday conveniently placed at the beginning of the school year, a day of rest to reflect on elementary woes, and yet still warm enough to pretend that Summer hadn’t quite left. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Violence of Organized Forgetting by Henry A. Giroux

In The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disamignation Machine, the newest book published by City Lights, Henry A. Giroux explores the intersections of political power, popular culture, and new methods of social control. Giroux examines how neoliberal discourse … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Huey Newton & Angela Davis

Each Thursday we feature an older title from our 60-year history of book publishing, and in doing so hope to bring attention back to a specific book or author as it relates to today’s world, or give an unsung book … Continue reading

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