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Emergency Hearts, Molotov Dreams: A scott crow Reader

September 24, 2015

emergency hearts

Comrades, it is with deep gratitude and excitement that I wish to announce scott crow‘s new book:
Emergency Hearts, Molotov Dreams: A scott crow Reader. Selected Interviews and Conversations 2010-2015.

Emergency Hearts, Molotov Dreams is a selected collection of interviews, presentations and conversations that crow has given over the last five years covering a variety of topics such as anarchy, cooperatives, police brutality, prisons, animal liberation, environmental justice, surveillance and political movements. Many of the interviews have been expanded, remixed and edited from their original publications to expand on the ideas, praxis and histories.

This book is from a new radical publishing cooperative GTK Press in Cleveland, OH, which is part of the longstanding bookstore called Guide To Kulchur.

Preface by Tom Nomad
Afterword by Lara Messersmith-Glavin
Poem by John Clark

Interviewers featured: Abby Martin, Grayson Flory, Anne Gessler, Kit O’Connell, Vic Creatuure Mucciarone, Baruch Zeichner, Jonny Gordon-Farleih, Nathan Diebenow, Matt Tedrow, DJ Pangburn, and Darwin BondGraham. Including a co-presentation with Debbie Russell.

210 pages
$20 shipping included

Copies can be ordered directly from GTK Press, or picked up at one’s local alternative bookseller.

Here is my review of the text, featured prominently on the cover insert:

“Through these illuminating interviews, crow shares his critically valuable thoughts on State oppression, class inequality, social exclusion, and the destruction of the biosphere.  He hails advancing dual power, resistance culture, direct action, anti-authoritarian internationalism, and inter-species solidarity together with courage and joy.”

Kim Stanley Robinson: The Kerala on Human Equality and the Earth as Garden

February 5, 2015

lotus flower

A selection from “The Age of Great Progress” describing the Travancori League, from Kim Stanley Robinson’s alternative-speculative history, The Years of Rice and Salt (2002), p. 522:

“The Kerala laughed, looked at Ismail and gestured at the colorful and fragrant fields.  ‘This is the world we want you to help us make,’ he said.  ‘We will go out into the world and plant gardens and orchards to the horizons […] and terrace the mountains and irrigate the deserts until there will be garden everywhere, and plenty for all, and there will be no more empires or kingdoms, no more caliphs, sultans, emirs, khans, or zamindars, no more kings or queens or princes, no more qadis or mullahs or ulema, no more slavery and no more usury, no more property and no more taxes, no more rich and no more poor, no killing or maiming or torture or execution, no more jailers and no more prisoners, no more generals, soldiers, armies or navies, no more patriarchy, no more clans, no more caste, no more suffering than what life brings us for being born and having to die, and then we will see for the first time what kind of creatures we really are.”

Paul Cezanne, "In the Woods"

Paul Cézanne, “In the Woods”