currently reading (Last Discussion Feb 15th)
JailBreak out of History (90 pages) by Butch Lee.
This is a new, book form, edition of a text previously published in pamphlet form. This is a major biographical study, which refutes the standard “American” version of Harriet Tubman’s life. At a time when violence against women of color is at the center of world politics, uncovering the censored story of one Amazon points to answers that have nothing to do with government programs, police, or patriarchal politics. Read this book online: http://www.kersplebedeb.com
Starting Sunday FEB 15th
Caliban and The Witch (285 pages) By Silvia Federici
Caliban and the Witch is a history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late Middle Ages to the witch hunts and the rise of mechanical philosophy, Federici investigates the capitalist rationalization of social reproduction. She shows how the struggle against the rebel body and the conflict between body and mind are essential conditions for the development of labor power and self-ownership, two central principles of modern social organization.