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Welcome to History Is A Weapon's online Reader (Ver 2.0). If this is your first time visit, you can go check out the Starter page. Besides the many readings below, we offer a Blog, an Author list, a recommended reading list, a F.A.Q., a links page, and a Poster page. We'll be adding new stuff as we get around to it, like this resource page on Counter Recruitment.
Contact information can be found on the F.A.Q. page.

A People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
The American Revolution: Pages From a Negro Worker's Notebook
by James Boggs
Die Nigger Die: A Political Autobiography by H. Rap Brown
From The Narrative Of The Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
From A People's History of The United States by Howard Zinn
From Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky
From The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Black History by Gil Scott-Heron
Malcolm X on Afro-American History NEW
Worse Than Slavery by David M. Oshinsky
An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y. Davis by James Baldwin
Political Prisoners, Prisons, and Black Liberation by Angela Y. Davis NEW
The Convict Lease System by Frederick Douglass
Slavery and Prison — Understanding the Connections by Kim Gilmore
Lynch Law By Ida B. Wells NEW
The Demand For Order And The Birth Of Modern Policing by Kristian Williams
Social Insecurity: The Transformation of American Criminal Justice, 1965-2000 by Anthony Platt
Remembering the Real Dragon - An Interview with George Jackson An interview by Karen Wald
Prison Nation by Sasha Abramsky
The Social Functions of the Prisons in the United States by Bettina Aptheker NEW
Crime As Social Control by Christian Parenti
Lockdown America in 22 Minutes by Christian Parenti [Audio]
Looking back: Radical Criminology and Social Movements by Gregory Shank
The War on the People An Interview with Christian Parenti by Suzi Weissman
Prison Labor, Slavery & Capitalism in Historical Perspective by Stephen Hartnett
Race, Prison, and Poverty by Paul Street
The Challenge of Prison Abolition: A Conversation Angela Y. Davis and Dylan Rodriguez
Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex by Angela Y. Davis
Empire Abroad, Prisons At Home: Dark Connections by Paul Street
Opening Up Borderland Studies: A Review of U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization Discourse by Jose Palafox
Women in Prison: How It Is With Us by Assata Shakur NEW
Black Hawk's Surrender Speech, 1832
"The Roosevelt Corollary" and "To Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt and Rubin Dario
"Why do the Yankees hate the Cuban Revolution?" by Fidel Castro
"U.S. imperialism is guilty of aggression in Vietnam." by Che Guevara
The Negro is the Race Oppressed by All the Imperialists by Leopold Senghor
National Liberation and Culture by Amilcar Cabral
The Weapon of Theory by Amilcar Cabral
Reciprocal Bases of National Culture and the Fight for Freedom by Frantz Fanon
Selections from Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam
Nelson Mandela's statement at his trial and his speech given at his release
African History in the Service of the Black Liberation by Walter Rodney
George Jackson: Black Revolutionary By Walter Rodney
Street Speech by Walter Rodney
A Selection From Walter Rodney Speaks: the Making of an African Intellectual by Walter Rodney
The Struggle Goes On by Walter Rodney
Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies by Bartoleme de Las Casas
Imperialism 101 by Michael Parenti
The New Pentagon Papers by Karen Kwiatkowski
New US Military Bases: Side Effects Or Causes Of War? by Zoltan Grossman
Letter to Jefferson by Benjamin Banneker
Angelina Grimké Weld's speech at Pennsylvania Hall
"America" by James Monroe Whitfield
The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass
Ain't I A Woman? by Sojourner Truth
John Brown's Last Speech
Wall Street Owns The Country by Mary Elizabeth Lease
Speech to the Women's Christian Temperance Union by Mary Elizabeth Lease
"The Negro Should Not Enter the Army" Statement of the Missionary Department of the Atlanta, Georgia, A.M.E. Church
Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday and Abel Meeropol
A selection from Black Bolshevik by Harry Haywood
The Thoughts of Muhammad Ali in Exile, c. 1967
A Selection of the Poetry of Langston Hughes
Appeal to Adlai Stevenson by Robert Williams
Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
The Revolution is At Hand A speech by John Lewis
The Ballot or the Bullet A speech by Malcolm X
A message to the Grassroots A speech by Malcolm X - An End To History by Mario Savio NEW
The Basis of Black Power: a SNCC position paper
Power Anywhere Where There's People A speech by Fred Hampton
Ellen Willis Replies by Ellen Willis
The Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements by Huey Newton
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott-Heron
The War Prayer by Mark Twain
Strike Against War by Helen Keller
Eugene Debs' Statement to the Court Upon Being Convicted of Violating the Sedition Act
War Is A Racket by Major General Smedley Butler
"A War I Opposed And Despised" by Bill Clinton
Attention All Military Personnel a pamphlet of the Vietnam Day Committee
June Jordan Speaks Out Against The 1991 Gulf War
"You Who are the Bureaucrats of Empire, Remember Who We Are" by Don Mitchell
Federalist No. 10
Federal Bureau of Intimidation by Howard Zinn
"The Powell Memo" by Lewis Powell
The Six Pamphlets of the White Rose Society
"Action Will Be Taken": Left Anti-intellectualism and Its Discontents by Liza Featherstone, Doug Henwood, and Christian Parenti
What Should White People Do? by Linda Martin Alcoff
How to Master Secret Work by the Communist Party of South Africa
The Freedom Schools: Concept And Organization by Staughton Lynd
Black Panther Party Platform, Program, and Rules
The Port Huron Statement by the Students for a Democratic Society
The Tyranny Of Structurelessness by Joreen
The Radical Education Project: An Introduction And An Invitation
Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women's Movement by Hyde Park Chapter, Chicago Women's Liberation Union
The League of Revolutionary Black Workers: A Historical Study by A. Muhammad Ahmad
What Legacy from the Radical Internationalism of 1968? by Max Elbaum
Strategizing For A Living Revolution by George Lakey

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