Wednesday, February 23, 2005

What is the Meaning of Radical Democracy?

Orion: Environmental Discourse and Dissent

Green Social Thought

Radical Democracy: A Contested Terrain

Rules for Radicals

The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy

Eric Schlosser: Sex, Drugs, Fast Food and Cheap Labor in America

History of Radicalism in the U.S.

Abolitionist Movement

Civil Rights Movement

Marxist Internet Archive

Eugene Debs, Labor Organizer

Feminist Movement

Marcus Garvey, Black Nationalist Leader

Labor Movement

Abbie Hoffman



Utopian Communities

The Student as Nigger

John Taylor Gatto: Challenging the Myths of Modern Schooling

Raoul Vaneigem: The Revolution of Everyday Life

Why Think About Propaganda

The Memory Hole: Freeing of Information in Action

On the Poverty of Student Life

Language of the War on Terror

Independent Media in a Time of War

Indy Media

Nancy Snow: Rebranding of America

Poet/Performer Saul Williams

9/11 and the Politics of University Teaching

Socialist Equality Party Presidential Candidate Bill Van Auken: "An American Tragedy"

Douglas Rushkoff's Open Source Democracy

Chris Hedges: The Meaning of War

Stonewall Riot and Its Aftermath

Wikipedia: Stonewall Riots

Stonewall Riots, 1969

Nickle and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

Crucial Texts of Radical Democracy

Thomas Frank: Architecture of a New Consensus

Culture-Trafficking for the 21st Century

Terry Tempest Williams: Open Spaces of Democracy

Skidmark Bob, Musical Activist

Stokely Carmichael: Architect of Black Power

George Soros: The Bubble of American Supremacy

Race and Collective Memory Bibliography

Without Sanctuary: America's Dark History of Racialized Violence (caution)

Ron Strickland's Marxist Cultural Theory

Tony Kushner: Radical Pragmatist

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Ubu Web: Freedom as Creativity

Martin Luther King's Radical Message

Michael Moore: White Frights

Remembering Johnny Cash

U.S. Prison Boom

How the Other Half Banks

Hakim Bey: Poetic Terrorism

Situationist International: Resisting the Society of the Spectacle

Bureau of Publis Secrets

Howard Zinn and Thom Yorke: Truth in the Hands of Artists

Top 25 Censored News Stories of 2003

Guy Debord: Society of the Spectacle

Slavoj Zizek: The Passion

Raymond Federman: The Real Begins Where the Spectacle Ends

Emma Goldman: Minorities vs. Majorities

Emma Goldman Archives

Anarchist Archives

Mary Wolstoncraft: Vindication of the Rights of Women

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Solitude of Self

National Women's History Project

Gloria Steinem

Angela Davis: Radical Activist/Black Feminist

Combahee River Collective Statement: Genesis of Black Feminism

Feminist Writing Space

bell hooks: writing and resistance


Matt Christie said...

I'll have the report ready by Thursday.

Michael said...

Remember I want a full synthesis of all sources and a detailed analysis of how they have changed America while effectively being ignored by the population-at-large...

Brian said...

That I'm familiar with a fair chunk of the cited, may mean I'm not part of the mainstream - which in all honesty I am, actually - or that the mainstream is becoming narrower by the minute.

Michael said...

Brian is your site down?

If you know most of those sources and you feel part of the mainstream of society--please send me the address of this society, I will be moving there soon... is it warm there? Is the sky blue :) Is there water nearby and mountains to climb... if so it is my version of heaven!


The Continental Op said...


Brian's society is, of course, the society of disgruntled, but well-read, radical democrats such as ourselves. It exists, not so much in space, as in consciousness. Though there are geographic colonies in places like San Francisco, Madison, Missoula (which also boasts the requisite blue sky, water, and mountains), and a few other spots -- but, alas, not in Kentucky!

Michael said...

Continetal Op,

Are we going to meet up in San Francisco this Month... maybe I can be initiated into the society and start a much needed branch in this blood-red state!

C.J. Minster said...

I shared your listings with some WILPF leaders and they suggested adding C. Douglas Lummis' book, Radical Democracy to your suggested reading list. It's listed on Amazon.WILPF is Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Our US Section mission statement includes the the fact that we want to "build and strengthen relationships and movements for justice, peace, and radical democracy."

Michael said...

Serpetine Dancing Queen,

What a great name!

Anyways, thanks for the lead, I couldn't find his work online, so I have added a good review of his book.