Tag Archives: politics

5 Questions with Reece Jones, Author of Violent Borders

This Wednesday, April 12th, we welcome Reece Jones to City Lights Bookstore! He’ll be discussing his new book Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move with friend of City Lights Ingrid Rojas Contreras. The book is published by Verso. … Continue reading

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Not Walking Next to the Wall: An Interview with Rachel Aspden

Rachel Aspden is the author of Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East. She will be appearing at City Lights to discuss her work on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. City Lights’ … Continue reading

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City Lights Resistance Reading List

Created in the wake of the November election, our newest bookstore section, “Pedagogies of Resistance,” is designed to act as an educational course in revolutionary competence. These texts build upon one another to highlight the motivations, ideas, successes, and failures … Continue reading

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Henry A. Giroux Talks President-Elect, Authoritarianism, and More on CTV News

Author Henry A. Giroux appeared on CTV News last week, to discuss American democracy in the shadow of our new President-Elect. Giroux published his book, America at War with Itself, in September through City Lights. Describing America’s radical division as … Continue reading

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Tears . . . and a Smile

By Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 11/11/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal For many across America, the presidential election has left them distraught, awash with anxiety, fear and even dread. It seems surreal. A candidate caught on tape, saying what he said, who … Continue reading

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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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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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Live from Ralph Nader’s “Breaking Through Power” Event in D.C.

By Greg Ruggiero Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending Ralph Nader’s 4-day gathering on the importance of mounting a civic insurgency to bring corporate power under greater public control. Staged in Washington D.C.’s historic Constitution Hall, Nader … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Robert Jensen, Author of Plain Radical

In our last event of 2015, we welcome back to City Lights an old friend. Robert Jensen will be at City Lights Bookstore this Thursday discussing his new book, Plain Radical: Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully … Continue reading

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Juan Felipe Herrera Visits Democracy Now!

On October 9, 2015 U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera visited the set of Democracy Now! for an interview with host Amy Goodman. He read poems from his new book with City Lights, Notes on the Assemblage and spoke at … Continue reading

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