On Our Own Authority! Publishing

On Our Own Authority! Publishing Atlanta's Autonomous Research Press On Our Own Authority! Publishing (OOOA!) is an autonomous research press based in Atlanta, Georgia. Specializing in anarchist and radical literature, we publish intellectual and social movement history, and studies of global political thought.

For information on our forthcoming titles, please review our website: www.oooabooks.org

We hoped to have this book out sooner, but production is taking a little longer than expected. For anyone interested in ...
11/03/2020

We hoped to have this book out sooner, but production is taking a little longer than expected. For anyone interested in the history of anarchist voter abstention, this collection of essays by some of history's most remarkable radicals will be an invaluable resource--featuring essays by Bakunin, Kropotkin, Goldman, Berkman, Parsons, Kotoku, and others! You can pre-order your copy at the link in our bio or visit oooabooks.org πŸ“š
#anarchism #radicalhistory #dontvote #election2020 #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antifa #anarchist #anarchy #anarchistbooks #anotherworldispossible #directdemocracy #socialecology #f**ktrump #abolition #abolishthepolice #abolishtheusa #lucyparsons #emmagoldman #shusuikotoku #kropotkin #bakunin #historyisaweapon #votingisnotharmreduction #harmreduction #socialrevolution #socialhistory

Twenty-three antiracist community members in Durham were attacked an arrested by police and saddled with outrageous felo...
07/20/2020

Twenty-three antiracist community members in Durham were attacked an arrested by police and saddled with outrageous felony charges. Let's share and show up for them! βœŠπŸΌπŸŒπŸ’—
#acab #ftp #antifa #antiracism #yallmeansall #anarchism #anticolonialism #anticapitalism #durham #blacklivesmatter #bluelivesmurder #fuc12 #abolitionnow #abolishthepolice #abolishtheusa #abolishprison

Look what just arrived in the mail! It got a litt damaged on the log trip from MalmΓΆ, but we're excited to a review of M...
07/16/2020

Look what just arrived in the mail! It got a litt damaged on the log trip from MalmΓΆ, but we're excited to a review of Modibo Kadalie's "Pan-African Social Ecology" alongside Kali Akuno's "Jackson Rising" in this issue of MANA, an antiracist journal from Sweden. Many thanks to Miran Kakaee for highlighting Modibo's book. Now we just need to ask a Swedish friend to help us read it! βœŠπŸΌπŸ“šπŸŒ
#tidskriftenmana #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #ecology #socialrevolution #modibokadalie #blackhistory #blackpower #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #africanliberation #horizontalism #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #antifascist #swedishantiracism #scandinavianantiracism #solidarity #malmo

We're having some trouble with our website, but our shipping manager, Beast, is working hard to make sure we catch up wi...
07/04/2020

We're having some trouble with our website, but our shipping manager, Beast, is working hard to make sure we catch up with everyone's orders! Books are shipping ASAP! πŸ±πŸ“šπŸŒ
#acab #allcatsarebeautiful #anarchistcats #anarchistbooks #blackcats #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #indypublishing #anarchism

Dr. Modibo Kadalie on direct action, protest, and property destruction. πŸ’£πŸ”₯✊🏽
06/05/2020

Dr. Modibo Kadalie on direct action, protest, and property destruction. πŸ’£πŸ”₯✊🏽

Mayor Bottoms got on TV and screamed "You're burning down your own community!" πŸ™„ Look, the CNN Center ain't a f**king co...
05/30/2020

Mayor Bottoms got on TV and screamed "You're burning down your own community!" πŸ™„ Look, the CNN Center ain't a f**king community. It's just not. Keep going! βœŠπŸ½πŸ’£πŸ”₯
#ahmaudarbery #georgefloyd #acab #ftp #antifa #anticapitalism #antiracism #antifascism #fuc12 #atlanta #georgia

Join the Cooperative Assembly of Cascadia TONIGHT at 6:30pm PST (9:30pm EST) for an evening discussion about Pan-African...
05/27/2020

Join the Cooperative Assembly of Cascadia TONIGHT at 6:30pm PST (9:30pm EST) for an evening discussion about Pan-African Social Ecology with Modibo Kadalie and Andrew Zonneveld. Link: https://tinyurl.com/CascadiaZoom
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#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #blackhistory #blackpower #blackanarchism #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #ecology #socialrevolution

Join Modibo Kadalie in conversation with Andrew Zonneveld at Firstorm Books this Friday, May 22. Dr. Kadalie will be dis...
05/19/2020

Join Modibo Kadalie in conversation with Andrew Zonneveld at Firstorm Books this Friday, May 22. Dr. Kadalie will be discussing his book, PAN-AFRICAN SOCIAL ECOLOGY and Cindy Milstein's new edited volume, DECIDING FOR OURSELVES. Register for this free event by emailing [email protected] βœŠπŸ½πŸ“šπŸŒ
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #ecology #socialrevolution #blackhistory #blackpower #blackanarchism #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #acab #clrjames #murraybookchin #greenanarchism #indybookstore #indypublishing #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #laborhistory #radicalreads

A social ecology book club in Seattle is reading Modibo Kadalie's "Pan-African Social Ecology" this month and sent us th...
04/14/2020

A social ecology book club in Seattle is reading Modibo Kadalie's "Pan-African Social Ecology" this month and sent us this lovely photo. This book collects speeches, interviews, and essays in which Dr. Kadalie uses a social-ecological lens to reflect upon his 60 years of activism in the civil rights, black power, and Pan-Africanist movements. You can order your own copy via the link in our bio or visit oooabooks.org βœŠπŸ½πŸ“šπŸŒ»πŸŒ
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #blackhistory #blackpower #blackanarchism #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #ecology #socialrevolution #climatestrike #lrbw #africanliberationsupportcommittee #geechee #gullahgeechee #georgia #seattle #atlanta

Chris Braithwaite was a Barbadian seafarer who became a leading organizer of colonial seafarers in inter-war Britain. He...
04/11/2020

Chris Braithwaite was a Barbadian seafarer who became a leading organizer of colonial seafarers in inter-war Britain. He played a critical role in the Pan-Africanist and wider anti-colonial movements alongside figures such as CLR James and George Padmore. In this book, Christian HΓΈgsbjerg recovers Braithwaite's long overlooked life as a Black radical and trade-unionist. βœŠπŸ½πŸ“šπŸŒ
#panafricanism #laborhistory #socialrevolution #africanliberation #blackliberation #anticolonialism #anticapitalism #antiimperialism #antifa #antiracism #blackhistory #blackpower #socialism #workingclass #workersselfmanagement #workingclass #labormovement #classwar

Joseph Edwards (aka George Myers) was a Jamaican refrigerator mechanic and labor organizer involved in wildcat strikes a...
04/09/2020

Joseph Edwards (aka George Myers) was a Jamaican refrigerator mechanic and labor organizer involved in wildcat strikes and workers' councils in Jamaica. He was a major organizer of the Unemployed Workers Council and Independent Trade Union Advisory Council. He was among the most radical working-class voices to emerge from his generation in the Caribbean. Shout out to the folks in Louisiana who ordered a bunch of copies of this book today. We are immensely proud of this book, which we published back in 2013, and which sadly receives far too little attention from labor historians. Order your copy today at the link in our bio. βœŠπŸ½πŸ“šπŸŒ
#workersselfmanagement #caribbeanhistory #jamaicanhistory #labormovement #classwar #laborhistory #blackhistory #panafricanism #clrjames #newleft #anticolonialism #antiracism #anticapitalism #antifa #workersoftheworldunite #socialism #anarchism

Wow! Seven years ago we tabled for the first time at the NYC Anarchist Book Fair. Here's @nani_fest with books by Ida B ...
04/08/2020

Wow! Seven years ago we tabled for the first time at the NYC Anarchist Book Fair. Here's @nani_fest with books by Ida B Wells and Eusi Kwayana, looking annoyed at bookfair customers for some reason. πŸ˜‚ βœŠπŸ½πŸ“šπŸŒ
#nycanarchistbookfair #anarchism #anarchistbookfair #anticolonialism #anarchism #idabwells #eusikwayana #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #laborhistory #socialrevolution #antiracism #anticapitalism #antifa #anarchistbooks #radicalreads #feminism #caribbeanhistory

Today is the 95th birthday of Eusi Kwayana, a revolutionary Pan-Africanist and independent socialist activist, teacher, ...
04/03/2020

Today is the 95th birthday of Eusi Kwayana, a revolutionary Pan-Africanist and independent socialist activist, teacher, and writer from Guyana. During the struggle for Guyanese independence, Kwayana was imprisoned by the British army in 1954. In 1956, he founded County High School (later renamed Republic Cooperative High School) in Buxton, Guyana. In 1964, he co-founded the African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa (ASCRIA), an Afro-Guyanese socialist and anti-colonialist organization. In 1974, ASCRIA joined the Working People's Alliance, which is famously affiliated with another Guyanese revolutionary, Walter Rodney, who was assassinated in 1980.

Throughout his lifetime of social activism, Eusi Kwayana has advocated politics of direct democracy and working-class self-management. In his writings, he emphasizes that revolutionary change comes from among the ranks or ordinary people, through their own self-organization. His book The Bauxite Strike and the Old Politics (1972) documents an early 1970s bauxite miners' strike in Guyana during which striking workers organized themselves under the slogan "Every man is his own leader and we are leaderless" and directed their strike efforts through mass assemblies and direct-democratic councils.

The newest edition of the book is available for sale at the link inour bio and includes an appendix of rare documents published by ASCRIA in the early 1970s.

It is impossible to summarize the life and significance of such a celebrated figure as Baba Eusi Kwayana within the confines of one blog post. We are honored to have worked with Eusi over the years and look forward to continuing that work into the future with new projects coming soon!

We are all sending you our warmest congratulations on your 95th year, Baba Eusi! As you are known for saying, Walk Good!
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#eusikwayana #guyana #caribbeanhistory #anticolonialism #antiracism #peopleshistory #socialhistory #blackhistory #blackpower #directdemocracy #africanliberation #walterrodney #clrjames #socialism

We are still shipping books! Many thanks and much love to everyone who has been patient and helped support radical indep...
04/01/2020

We are still shipping books! Many thanks and much love to everyone who has been patient and helped support radical independent publishing during these uncertain times. If you've ordered with us recently, your books are on the way. If you haven't ordered before, follow the link in our bio or visit oooabooks.org to see our online bookstore. Our shipping fees are minimal, sometimes zero, depending on the item. Thanks again. We hope everyone reading this is safe, happy, and stable. Love you all. πŸŒ»πŸŒβœŠπŸ½πŸ“š
#radicalbooks #anarchistbooks #anarchism #radicalreads #anticolonialism #anticapitalism #antiracism #antifascism #antifa #socialecology #directdemocracy #socialhistory #indypublishing #indybookstore #localbookstore #atl #decatur

04/01/2020

We are still shipping books, y'all! Many thanks and much love to everyone who has continued to support radical independent publishing in these uncertain times. Order today at the link below

Throwback to our February trip to Birmingham with Modibo Kadalie for his "Pan-African Social Ecology" book tour. We have...
03/24/2020

Throwback to our February trip to Birmingham with Modibo Kadalie for his "Pan-African Social Ecology" book tour. We have obviously had to cancel some upcoming events, but we are lookkng forward to getting back on the road once this very serious and immediate crisis is over. Until then, Modibo is planning some potential virtual events and other outreach. Stay tuned! Oh, and you can still order the book from the link in our bio! Or visit oooabooks.org πŸ“šβœŠπŸ½πŸŒ»
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #blackhistory #blackpower #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antiwar #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #ecology #socialrevolution #climatestrike #slossfurnace #birmingham #alabama #africanliberation #lrbw #africanliberationsupportcommittee #geechee #gullahgeechee #civilrights

ATLANTA! Mark your calendars! Join Modibo Kadalie as he presents his newest book, PAN-AFRICAN SOCIAL ECOLOGY, and reflec...
03/02/2020

ATLANTA! Mark your calendars! Join Modibo Kadalie as he presents his newest book, PAN-AFRICAN SOCIAL ECOLOGY, and reflects on his 60 years of activism since the 1960 Atlanta lunch counter sit-ins. This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. You can also order the book via the link in our bio. πŸŒ»πŸ“šπŸŒ
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #blackhistory #blackpower #blackanarchism #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antiwar #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #ecology #socialrevolution #climatestrike #climate #modibokadalie #panafricansocialecology #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #laborhistory #civilrights

At HPB Decatur last night and saw a gently used copy of "How Queer!: Personal narratives from bisexual, pansexual, polys...
02/25/2020

At HPB Decatur last night and saw a gently used copy of "How Queer!: Personal narratives from bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, and other non-monosexual perspectives." Somebody oughta run grab it. You don't often see these used! Of course, you can also order a new copy from oooabooks.org πŸ“šβœŠπŸ½πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
#lgbt #lgbtq #queerstudies #radicalqueer #queer #bisexual #bivisibility #radicalbooks #feminism #genderstudies #anarchism #socialrevolution #queerrevolution

Many thanks to our Birmingham hosts @burdockbookcollective @urbanstandard and everyone else who attended tonight's discu...
02/23/2020

Many thanks to our Birmingham hosts @burdockbookcollective @urbanstandard and everyone else who attended tonight's discussion. See you next time! πŸ“šβœŠπŸ½πŸŒπŸ΄πŸŒ»
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #blackhistory #blackpower #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antiwar #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #ecology #socialrevolution #birmingham #bham #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #feministbookstore

We are in Birmingham today! Join Modibo Kadalie for a presentation of Pan-African Social Ecology tonight at @urbanstanda...
02/22/2020

We are in Birmingham today! Join Modibo Kadalie for a presentation of Pan-African Social Ecology tonight at @urbanstandard 6:30pm. πŸ“šπŸŒ»πŸŒ
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #blackhistory #blackpower #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #ecology #socialrevolution #civilrights #birmingham #modibokadalie #alabama @ Birmingham, Alabama

Radical independent publishing since 2012. All these books and more are available at the link in our bio and @akpressdis...
02/18/2020

Radical independent publishing since 2012. All these books and more are available at the link in our bio and @akpressdistro βœŠπŸ½πŸ“šπŸŒπŸ΄
#anarchism #anticolonialism #anticapitalism #antifascism #antiimperialism #palestinesolidarity #blackhistory #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #laborhistory #socialrevolution #africanliberation #blackliberation #panafricanism #caribbeanhistory #idabwells #blackfeminism #lgbtq #queerstudies #queer #anarchistbooks #radicalreads #antizionism

Birmingham! Join Modibo Kadalie this Saturday at @urbanstandard as he reflects on his 60 years of activism in civil righ...
02/17/2020

Birmingham! Join Modibo Kadalie this Saturday at @urbanstandard as he reflects on his 60 years of activism in civil rights, Pan-Africanist, Black Power, and ecological movements. This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. We hope to see you there! (Cosponsored by @burdockbookcollective ) πŸŒ»πŸ“šπŸŒβœŠπŸ½
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #blackhistory #bookchin #anticolonialism #anticapitalism #antiracism #antifascism #modibokadalie #panafricansocialecology #blackpower #blackanarchism #africanliberation #horizontalism #bham #birmingham #alabama #ecology #socialrevolution #climatestrike #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #laborhistory #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #acab #ftp

Eusi Kwayana (born 1925), a Guyanese anticolonial revolutionary and Pan-Africanist who was jailed by the British colonia...
02/07/2020

Eusi Kwayana (born 1925), a Guyanese anticolonial revolutionary and Pan-Africanist who was jailed by the British colonial government in the 1950s, spoke at last years' Atlanta Radical Book Fair. Years ago, we proudly republished one of Kwayana's classic works, THE BAUXITE STRIKE AND THE OLD POLITICS, which documents a self-organized mineworkers strike in 1970s Guyana. Order your copy at oooabooks.org βœŠπŸ½πŸŒπŸ“š
#panafricanism #directdemocracy #africanliberation #guyana #caribbeanhistory #anticolonialism #wildcatstrike #labormovement #laborhistory #socialrevolution #antiracism #postcolonialism #anticapitalism

"Pan-African Social Ecology comes to us as a guide stamped by time and rooted in praxis. Modibo Kadalie's lengthy experi...
02/05/2020

"Pan-African Social Ecology comes to us as a guide stamped by time and rooted in praxis. Modibo Kadalie's lengthy experience and blunt expression are a refreshing reminder that liberation is a long road that will take our consistent work. This collection offers a gift of understanding and clarity in a way we shouldn't take for granted and at a time when almost nothing feels certain."

--William C. Anderson (@williamcson), co-author of As Black As Resistance

Order your copy today at oooabooks.org πŸ“šβœŠπŸ½πŸŒ
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #blackhistory #blackpower #antiracism #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #antifa #blackautonomy #municipalism #ecology #socialrevolution #climatestrike #panafricansocialecology #modibokadalie

Excerpt from Modibo Kadalie's PAN-AFRICAN SOCIAL ECOLOGY: "We can confidently say that hierarchically organized societie...
01/28/2020

Excerpt from Modibo Kadalie's PAN-AFRICAN SOCIAL ECOLOGY: "We can confidently say that hierarchically organized societies cannot solve or even adequately address ecological crises. Such societies β€” with their nation-states, empires, and capitalist markets β€” have shown themselves to be the cause of widespread ecological destruction." Order the book today via the link in our bio or at oooabooks.org 🌍✊🏽🌻
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #anarchism #ecology #socialrevolution #climatestrike #climate #anticolonialism #anticapitalism #antiracism #antifascism #modibokadalie #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #laborhistory #ftp #acab #green #blackhistory #blackpower #blackanarchism #africanliberation #horizontalism

Read more about SaΓ―l Mohamed in the new book, LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS, edited by @ole_birk_laursen This small volume reproduc...
01/26/2020

Read more about SaΓ―l Mohamed in the new book, LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS, edited by @ole_birk_laursen This small volume reproduces a 1935 collection of antimilitarist and anticolonial writings from India, Algeria, Japan, Europe, and the United States. Order your copy today by following the link in our bio or visiting oooabooks.org πŸ“šβœŠπŸ½πŸŒ
#anarchism #anticolonialism #anticapitalism #antiimperialism #antifa #africanliberation #algeria #africanhistory #sailmohamed #radicalhistory #radicalbooks #anarchistbooks #panafricanism #resistance

BIRMINGHAM! Join Modibo Kadalie as he reflects on his 60 years of activism within the civil rights, Black power, and Pan...
01/24/2020

BIRMINGHAM! Join Modibo Kadalie as he reflects on his 60 years of activism within the civil rights, Black power, and Pan-Africanist movements. Dr Kadalie offers a social-ecological framework to highlight the directly democratic undercurrents that flow through people's freedom movements across history. This event is FREE and open to the public and co-sponsored by the fabulous @burdockbookcollective Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. See you there! ✊🏽🌻🌍
#panafricanism #socialecology #directdemocracy #birmingham #anarchism #anticolonialism #anticapitalism #antiracism #antifascism #antifa #blackhistory #blackpower #blackanarchism #ecology #socialrevolution #climatestrike #radicalbookstore #radicalbooks #radicalhistory #laborhistory

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