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New! “Planning from Below: A Decentralized Participatory Planning Proposal”

Political scientist, author, and activist, Marta Harnecker devoted her life to collaborating in building radical democracy in Latin American communities where people have, for generations, experienced crushing poverty and a near complete loss of control over their lives. In South America and the Caribbean, but especially in Cuba and Venezuela, Harnecker has worked directly with disenfranchised workers and peasants. In this latest work, Harnecker, with Spanish economist José Bartolomé, shares some of her wisdom on how this is being done, and how communities everywhere can gain empowerment. | more…

New!!! “Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music”

Gerald Horne’s Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music examines the economic, social, and political forces that shaped this music into a phenomenal U.S.—and Black American—contribution to global arts and culture. Horne assembles a galvanic story depicting what may have been the era’s most virulent economic—and racist—exploitation, as jazz musicians battled organized crime, the Ku Klux Klan, and other variously malignant forces dominating the nightclub scene where jazz became known… | more…

New! “Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society”

There are more than twenty-five comprehensive biographies of Marx, but none of them consider his life and work in equal, corresponding measure. This biography, planned for three volumes, aims to include what most biographies have reduced to mere background: the contemporary conflicts, struggles, and disputes that engaged Marx at the time of his writings, alongside his complex relationships with a varied assortment of friends and opponents…. | more…

Gerald Horne talks to KPFK’s Freedom Now about South Africa and “Jazz and Justice”

Brandon Sankara, co-founder of the South L.A. nonprofit Wisdom From The Field and host of KPFK’s Freedom Now, talks to prolific author and historian, Gerald Horne, about the recent elections in South Africa, drawing on Horne’s recently released White Supremacy Confronted: U.S. Imperialism and Anti-Communism vs. the Liberation of Southern Africa from Rhodes to Mandela,/em>. They also discuss Gerald Horne’s latest book, soon to be published, Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music. | more…