Books

Bullshit Jobs

Do you believe your job is pointless and unnecessary? If so, you might want to read this book!

(A freely downloadable open-access book. We’re still crafting a nice summary.)

On Kings

(A freely downloadable open-access book. We’re still crafting a nice summary.)

Direct Action: an Ethnography

(We’re still crafting a nice summary.)

The Democracy Project

This book isn’t just about the Occupy movement itself, but about the possibility of actual democracy in America. And the opening up of the radical imagination Occupy allowed.

(Intended title: “As if We Were Free.”)

The Utopia of Rules

On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

This book is a collection of essays. Each attempt to start a conversation about what directions a left-wing critique of bureaucracy might take. The first essay focuses on violence; the second, on technology; the third, on rationality and value.Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

(We’re still crafting a nice summary)

The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual

The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual is a handbook for debtors everywhere to understand how this system really works, while providing practical tools for fighting debt in its most exploitative forms. Inside, you’ll find detailed strategies, resources, and insider tips for dealing with some of the most common kinds of debt, including credit card debt, medical debt, student debt, and housing debt.

Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in the Syrian Kurdistan

Revolution in Rojava tells the story of Rojava’s groundbreaking experiment in what they call democratic confederalism, a communally organized democracy that is fiercely anti-capitalist and committed to female equality, while rejecting reactionary nationalist ideologies. Rooted in the ideas of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, the system is built on effective gender quotas, bottom-up democratic structures, far-sighted ecological policies, and a powerful militancy that has allowed the region to keep ISIS at bay.

The Occupy Handbook

(We’re still crafting a nice summary)

Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar

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Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

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Possibilities

These twelve essays cover: the origins of capitalism, the history of European table manners, love potions and gender in rural Madagascar, the phenomenology of giant puppets at street protests, and much more. Their goal: to explore the nature of social power and the forms that resistance to it have taken—or might take in the future.