Collection : City Lights Open Media, City Lights Publishers
In Spring 2006 City Lights Publishers—known for our commitment to freedom of expression, renegade literature and radical political views—proudly announced that Greg Ruggiero, founder and editorial director of Open Media Books, joined the ranks of the City Lights editorial team.
Since cofounding Open Media in 1991, Ruggiero has published some of the most outspoken scholars, social justice advocates, and dissidents of our time, including Noam Chomsky, Angela Y. Davis, Howard Zinn, Arundhati Roy, Ralph Nader, Alice Walker, Manning Marable, Tanya Reinhart, The Dalai Lama, and Subcomandante Marcos.
"An operation out to change the world" – Evelyn Nieves, The New York Times
"Like Tom Paine or Martin Luther, the Open Pamphlet Series desperately wants to create democratic debate by providing timely snippets of information and analysis that the empire would just as soon suppress. They're a quick read, and in a time of intellectual as well as political crisis, they put serious information into the hands and minds of a needy public… 'Public intelligence is power,' says Ruggiero, and he's determined to disseminate both." – James Ledbetter, The Village Voice