Reading Lists

A Reading List for Future Radicals

Two years ago, I asked some of my favorite writers, activists, and academics to help me compile a list of books that would recreate, though only virtually, the Occupy Wall Street library, after it was dismantled by the police.

The result was a powerful variety of answers. These were then published on the website Through Europe, in the form of a collective work.

In these days I decided to update and expand the original series, to disengage it from the ‘Occupy’ event, include more contributors and translate it into different languages.

Below you will find the respondents’ lists, presented in alphabetical order. Some of the original book titles haven’t been translated. A cumulative list of all the recommended books can be found here.

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Reading Lists

A Reading List for Future Radicals: Cumulative List of Books

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A few weeks ago, I asked some of my favorite journalists, activists and academics to help me compile a list of books that would help the next generation of radicals become better observers, storytellers, and thinkers. Below, you’ll find the respondents’ cumulative list of books, sorted by Author. The original curated list can be found here.

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Cartographies

How a Small Italian Town Had Its Own Anarchic Carnival.

The People’s Carnival that took place in the town of Pomigliano (Southern Italy) in 1977 was an exemplary moment in the history of the Italian Left. Combining folk music, art performance and a  radical language, thousands automobile workers and their families gathered up against austerity.

The event was depicted in a documentary that I screened (in an edited version) during the event New Politics of Autonomy, at Bluestockings Bookstore, New York, on October 27, 2013, together with Ben Morea (founder of the Black Mask group). This is an excerpt from the talk. 

The video of the documentary (with English subs) can be found here.

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Articles in Italian, Interviews

“Quando ascolto l’Internazionale mi commuovo”: conversazione con Tony Tammaro

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È pressocché sconosciuto al resto d’Italia, ma a Napoli e provincia Vincenzo Sarnelli (nome d’arte Tony Tammaro) è una vera celebrità: alla fine degli anni Ottanta inventò la “musica tamarra”, che raccontava, con malcelato affetto, i cafoni di buon cuore. Il suo primo album ha venduto un milione di copie (contraffatte). Tanti altri autori demenziali sono spariti, ma lui non ha mai smesso di suonare

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