Filed under pamphlet | Tags: · activism, democracy, economy, financial crisis, politics, protest, resistance
This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel — Resistance leader, concentration camp survivor, and former UN speechwriter — reminds us that life and liberty must still be fought for, and urges us to reclaim those essential rights we have permitted our governments to erode since the end of World War II.
Publisher Indigène éditions, Montpellier, October 2010
Translated by Damion Searls
Publisher Published by Charles Glass Books, an imprint of Quartet Books
ISBN 0704372223, 9780704372221
commentary (Charles Glass, The Nation)
Indignez-vous! (French, 6th edition, December 2010, PDF)
Time for Outrage! (English, 2011, EPUB)
Time for Outrage! (English, published in The Nation, March 2011, PDF)
Empört Euch! (German, trans. Michael Kogon, 2011, PDF)
Empört Euch! (German, trans. Michael Kogon, 2011, EPUB)
Indignatevi! (Italian, Scribd.com, February 2011)
Indignai-vos! (Portuguese, trans. Marly Peres, 2011, PDF)
Indignádevos (Galician, trans. Henrique Harguindey, 2011, Scribd.com)
Filed under pamphlet | Tags: · anthropology
What is it that makes notebooks so fascinating? Anthropologist Michael Taussig, for whom fieldwork notebooks are an indispensable tool, discusses this very question. A starting point of his investigation is Walter Benjamin, who obsessively filled his own notebooks and was intrigued by their materiality. Roland Barthes, Le Corbusier, and Joan Didion are some of the many other notorious note takers that Taussig visits so as to crystallize his ideas of what a notebook really is. Far more than a mere “thing,” Taussig argues that a notebook develops a life of its own, a life, which is often fed by what hasn’t been written down and other externalities. In the end, this history can even take possession of its possessor by transforming a notebook into a magical object, a fetish.
Publisher Hatje Cantz, July 2011
Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen – 100 Gedanken No. 001
ISBN 3775728503, 9783775728508
Filed under pamphlet | Tags: · listening, literature, poetry, sound art
A survey of listening in literature, from Affinity to Ventriloquism, from Judith Goldman to Charles Berstein.
Published for Arika’s A survey as a process of listening programme as part of the 2012 Whitney Biennial.
From the preface: “Some of the most innovative listening has been done by poets. The following handbook catalogues a repertoire of techniques for literary listening. It seeks to identify some of the specific tools with which poets have gauged and transformed the sonic effects of their linguistic environment. Suggestive rather than exhaustive, this guide is not an encyclopedia of practices. Indeed, the hope is that it will serve as a reminder of other examples, an inspiration for further writing, a provocation to further listening, and a locus of surprise (a word which derives in turn from the French surprendre: to overhear).”
Filed under pamphlet | Tags: · capitalism, kabbalah, nihilism, philosophy, politics, theory
A critical study guide for readers of Tiqqun magazine.
“Addressed in 1999 to a small group of persons, the following text was intended to describe in general the philosophical and religious affiliations that the members of the magazine Tiqqun associated themselves with either explicitly or implicitly.” (from the introduction)
Publisher Friends of LHOOQ, Paris
Second edition, 2002
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Sabotage: The Conscious Withdrawal of the Workers Industrial Efficiency (1916)
Filed under pamphlet | Tags: · activism, labour, resistance, sabotage
The famous pamphlet advocating a more direct approach to the class struggle.
“The interest in sabotage in the United States has developed lately on account of the case of Frederick Sumner Boyd in the state of New Jersey as an aftermath of the Paterson strike. Before his arrest and conviction for advocating sabotage, little or nothing was known of this particular form of labor tactic in the United States. Now there has developed a two-fold necessity to advocate it: not only to explain what it means to the worker in his fight for better conditions, but also to justify our fellow-worker Boyd in everything that he said. So I am desirous primarily to explain sabotage, to explain it in this two-fold significance, first as to its utility and second as to its legality.” (from the Introduction)
Publisher Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) Publishing Bureau, Chicago, IL, October 1916
Filed under pamphlet | Tags: · addiction, capitalism, consumerism, drugs, health care, medicine, power
A pointed attack on the addiction industry and it’s methods. The pamphlet was placed in hospitals and addition centers. Commissioned be Muranishi/Lederman Gallery, NY, for the Culture Bites exhibition.
Self-published, NY, 1992