Forbidden Bookshelf Project

Forbidden Bookshelf

Unearthing Suppressed American History.

For over half a century, America’s vast literary culture has been disparately policed, and imperceptibly contained, by state and corporate entities well-placed and perfectly equipped to wipe out wayward writings. As America does not ban books, other means—less evident, and so less controversial—have been deployed to vaporize them. The purpose of Forbidden Bookshelf is to bring such vanished books to life. These works pull some of the most troubling trends and episodes in US history from the shadows, shed light on how America got to its present moment, and show us how we all might change direction.

These 5 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden
Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, about five historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public. – YouTube

The first titles released in ebook-form, all of which included new introductions, are:

Blowback: America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Destructive Impact on Our Domestic and Foreign Policy by Christopher Simpson.
The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam by Douglas Valentine.
The Search for an Abortionist: The Classic Study of How American Women Coped with Unwanted Pregnancy Before Roe v. Wade by Nancy Howell Lee.
Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football by Dan E. Moldea.
The Lords of Creation: The History of America’s 1 Percent by Frederick Lewis Allen.

Further Reading
Forbidden Bookshelf Project
Forbidden Bookshelf: Interview with Mark Crispin Miller via Stop Making Sense


Anti-Fascist Fundraiser in Portsmouth this Sunday

Pompey DIY Together Weekender...Day 3
I wonder if, amid all the D-Day coverage on the BBC this week, they mentioned anything about the anti-fascist fundraiser in Portsmouth this Sunday, or indeed gave details of any groups or organizations one might wish to join in the ongoing battle to stem fascism?

Perhaps not.

Perhaps none of this falls within the distinctly tidy and gloriously-corporate-war remit? Or perhaps they’re just under the impression fascism ceased altogether along with the end of WWII?

Tempting though it was to watch Huw and his cronies basking in the reflected sacrifices of others, I resisted. I’ve seen too many of these ham-fisted BBC tributes which do little to impart any dignity upon our families that endured such unspeakable hardships. Just another TV show lacking insight or depth.

Rumour has it though that anti-fascist stalwart Huw Edwards shall be attending Sunday’s gig in full studded imitation leather.

Pompey DIY Together Weekender…Day 3 Full details here

Pompey Punx Collective Day 3

Further Reading
Anti-fascist Network: website | facebook | twitter The enemy within are hell-bent on destroying everything the heroes of D-Day fought for