NOW AVAILABLE: Ida B. Wells, The Paris Commune, and Japanese Labor History

Three new titles available from OooA! Publishing.

We are excited to announce our three newest titles, now available to order online via our online bookstore or!

ida-b-wells-lynch-law-georgiaLynch Law in Georgia & Other Writings is a new collection of pamphlets by Ida B. Wells, the most outstanding anti-lynching activist in American history. Newly edited and introduced by Matthew Quest, this selection of Wells’s anti-lynching pamphlets shifts how we have come to understand her legacy. These pamphlets reflect Wells’s transition from seeing lynching and race riots as responses to Black middle class aspirations toward viewing them as attacks on the potential of insurgent Black workers who defended and organized themselves for emancipation.

The works collected in this volume place Wells’s anti-lynching crusade in conversation with later movements for Black Power, labor, and anti-fascism. Additionally, these writings serve as an occasion for a critical discussion on the meaning of anarchy and for confronting many false assumptions about what a coherent effort at justice can actually hope to achieve under the state.

paris-commune-draft4The Commune: Paris, 1871 is a new collection of classic anarchist and libertarian socialist studies of the Paris Commune. In the near century-and-a-half that has passed since the Commune’s destruction, the Commune remains a moment of fascination where working-class men and women declared Paris an independent municipality seeking to directly and collectively manage their society through new institutions and voluntary associations of their own  creation. Accordingly, anarchists and libertarian-socialists across the generations have looked to this historic moment seeking to learn from both its strengths and its limitations.

This concise volume, edited and introduced by Andrew Zonneveld includes critical reflections on the Paris Commune from such radical authors as Louise Michel, William Morris, Mikhail Bakunin, Petr Kropotkin, Voltairine de Cleyre, Alexander Berkman and Maurice Brinton.

SenKatayama_FrontCoverThe Labor Movement in Japan by Sen Katayama, originally published in 1918, is a classic first-hand account of labor activism in early twentieth century Japan, one of the most vibrant and tumultuous periods in global social history. In their struggles for freedom, rebellious Japanese workers organized strikes, initiated riots, and planned imperial assassinations. While all of this was taking place, small groups of radical socialists and anarchists struggled to survive under extreme state suppression, mass arrests, and political executions.

This updated edition features two additional writings by the author and a new introductory essay that further illuminates the experiences and activities of Japanese revolutionaries and working-class rebels.

Each of these titles is now available from our Online Bookstore (powered by Square) and For information on where you can find these titles in a bookstore near you, see our Where to Buy Books page. Thanks for supporting independent radical publishing and bookselling!

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