|Summer was a rough time for LBC. The hoped for LBC book mobile tour has been delayed and we spent far too much time at the hospital than we would have wished for. Easy things have been difficult. Difficult things have been impossible. We have higher hopes for the fall.
This fall we plan on heading out to book events in the Northwest, the East Coast, and perhaps the South. We look forward to meeting with you if we are in the neighborhood and finding ways that we can work together to bring ideas to life and make the anarchist project exciting and successful.
New to Little Black Cart
Nihilist Communism is out, updated and with new commentary by one of the authors.
Originally self-published in 2003, now edited and published by Ardent Press, still one of the most hard-nosed books to call the left to account — with scathing, thoughtful rebuttals to those who continue to believe that the revolution is just a matter of consciousness-raising and recruitment, or that identity politics has anything to do with Marxist thought.
Many will reject the materialism inherent in this analysis, but must appreciate the logical consistency (and the occasional brilliance of writing) of Monsieur Dupont; so refreshing in a world in which people withdraw to muddle-headedness in incoherent attempts to fit all topics into some kind of grab bag, attempts seemingly designed to avoid offense rather than to follow ideas through to their logical (or even illogical) conclusions.
Nihilist Communism – Published by Ardent Press
A new zine from the Spore Liberation Front exploring the numerous uses for mushrooms and their implications for ecoactivists and other Earth friendly folk. From food to medicine to paper and dyes to the amazing new field of myco-rememdiation (the use of mushrooms to clean up oil spills and restore damaged habitats), this zine gives a thorough overview of the greater fungi with a novel, radical perspective.
Radical Mycology – Published by the SLF
Letters #3 – An Anti-Political Communist Journal
This journal wishes to understand and analyze capitalism and crisis, attack the Left, critically engage with our own ideas and practices, and develop a more dynamic transgression from the political. We do not call ourselves communists in an effort to breathe life into corpses but as an acknowledgement that we are not theoretical fils du vent. This journal is not the expression of a political party or organization and seeks no adherents or official line. Our aim is to bring maximum disorder to habitual perspectives.
Originally published by Elephant Editions, here are writings by Aldo Perego, Alfredo Bonanno, Massimo Passamani, and Pierleone Porcu on the meaning of solidarity, a topic with on-going relevance.
Revolutionary Solidarity – From Black Powder Press
Little Black Cart is working with anarchist (and anti-political) musicians who are looking for distribution that parallels their values. We are starting with a few titles but will be lining up more music over time. New music includes hip-hop from the Thought Crime Collective and the Dandelion Junk Queens
And now, let us draw your attention to other books and explosive ideas
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The folks at AJODA just found another box of this formerly sold-out issue of Anarchy, so now you can have your very own. This is the Democracy Bites issue – being articles and arguments about why democratic processes are not what anarchists ought to be striving for. This issue also continues the history of the magazine that was started in issue 59, and has reviews of Recipes for Disaster, Action Reaction, Gruesome Acts of Capitalism, etc.
Over the next few weeks and months we have exciting things coming in that we want to make sure you are aware of
- Willful Disobedience: the book!
- untitled book of new French translations
- AJODA double issue
- much, much more
Until next time,
Little Black Cart