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
Coming in March: Fast-paced frontline reporting and analysis on the militaristic spread of the U.S. Border Patrol. "What Jeremy Scahill was to Blackwater, Todd Miller is to the U.S. Border Patrol!"--Tom Miller, author, On the Border
The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
How "colorblindness" in policy and personal practice perpetuate racial inequity in the United States today
The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire
Paul Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gould
How the U.S. war in Afghanistan has spread to Pakistan; how Russia, India, China, and Iran are involved; and the long term consequences for America.
Culture of Cruelty
How America's Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future
Forthcoming: A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those already less fortunate.
Sheehan discusses Martin Luther King, Jr., civil disobedience, US foreign policy, New Orleans, military recruitment, her son Casey’s death on his 5th day in Iraq, soliders who resist, and her personal transformation into America’s most outspoken...
Dying To Live
A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid
Mizue Aizeki, Joseph Nevins
The real story -- and human price -- of US/Mexico border enforcement.