New Independent Radical Press in Atlanta
On Our Own Authority! Publishing (OooA!) is an emerging autonomous research press based in Atlanta, Georgia. Specializing in anarchist and radical literature, we plan to publish intellectual and social movement history and studies of global political thought.
We also strive to be an outstanding publisher of International Labor and Working Class History; African, Caribbean, and African American history and political thought; post-colonial studies, studies of international popular revolt; Gender and Sexuality studies; the Asian American Radical Tradition; and Social Ecology.
We have already published our first two titles, which are available from our website (www.oooabooks.org), as well as from Amazon.com
The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control 1917-1921: The State and Counter Revolution, by Maurice Brinton, offers a critical history of the Russian Revolution which seeks to explore crucial distinctions between the ideas of working class self-management and what Lenin called "workers' control." Brinton documents the actions taken by the Bolshevik party and state against the self-organized Russian workers' councils (soviets). In doing so, he exposes key issues which continue to plauge the revolutionary Left today. (More Info: https://www.wepay.com/stores/on-our-own-authority-bookstore/item/the-bol...)
The Bauxite Strike and the Old Politics, by Eusi Kwayana, explores a unique labor struggle in 1970s Guyana, where Afro-Guyanese bauxite mineworkers faced off against their government and their union in the nationalized bauxite industry. Originally published in 1972, Kwayana's documentation of the Guyanese workers' self-mobilization leads its reader to reconsider the nature of representative government as the bauxite miners organize their own direct-democratic popular assemblies and councils. This new edition contains a new introduction and an appendix of addional material which demonstrate Kwayana's evolving conceptions of Black Power in the mid 20th century which were informed by the continuing direct action of the Guyanese working class. (More Info: https://www.wepay.com/stores/on-our-own-authority-bookstore/item/the-bau...)
Other titles to be released in 2012 and 2013 will include:
Lynch Law in Georgia & Other Writings 1899-1920, by Ida B Wells-Barnett
The Famous Speeches of the Eight Chicago Anarchists, by Lucy Parsons
Organization and Spontaneity, by Kimathi Mohamed
The Labor Movement in Japan by Sen Katayama
In the Shadow of State Power: CLR James, Direct Democracy and National Liberation Struggles, by Matthew Quest
The Bolshevik Myth and the Kronstadt Rebellion: Selected Writings by Alexander Berkman
Also forthcoming will be new editions of classic works by Emma Goldman and Peter Kropotkin; a new critical analyses of the movement for the Sixth Pan-African Congress; and a book on CLR James’ African American politics. We also plan to publish edited volumes of essays on the intellectual legacies of Walter Rodney and WEB Du Bois.
You can learn more about On Our Own Authority! Publishing by visiting our website: www.oooabooks.org