Publisher: AK Press
Released: January 10, 2007
"In an era when most political magazines in the US ranged from the tepid to the tedious there was LiP, fearlessly delving into the essential topics of our times and mapping the way to a revolution you'd actually want to join." —Patrick Reinsborough, co-founder of smartMeme
For over a decade, in print and online, LiP: Informed Revolt concocted a deeply imaginative, iconoclastic mix of politics, culture, sex, and humor that took clear, sometimes uproarious aim at mass mediocracy and capitalist miserablism. All volunteer, never for profit, and always criminally under-distributed, LiP 's diverse crew of co-conspirators devoted themselves to imagining and articulating a vernacular radicalism unencumbered by the political deadwood of the day.
Collected herein are the finest fruits of those award-winning efforts: the very sharpest salvos from the oddly dangersome, overwhelmingly larcenous, vaguely apocalyptic, constructively negative, relentlessly persuasive, curiously unflinching, and often grossly unexpected pages of the best magazine you probably never heard of.
FEATURING, AMONG MANY OTHERS: Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, Lisa Jervis, Jeff Chang, Tim Wise, Brian Awehali, Erin Wiegand, Mary Roach, Boots Riley, Mattilda AKA Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Heather Rogers, damali ayo, Michael Eric Dyson, Timothy Kreider, Iain Boal, Jeff Conant, Neal Pollack, Jennifer Whitney, Neelanjana Banerjee, Antonia Juhasz, Bruce Levine, Kari Lydersen, Ariane Conrad, Christy Rodgers, Danny Postel, and Christopher Hitchens.
"Marvelous! Nothing comes close to it in the culture today"—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, historian, professor, and author of Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie
"Tough, smart, and takes no prisoners. Read everything in it!"—Andrei Codrescu, poet, author, and editor of the online literary journal Exquisite Corpse
"Creative, with flair and substance."—Michael Albert, editor of ZNet and co-founder of Z magazine
"A Pandora's Box in magazine form; every issue came bearing new surprises."—Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez, activist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
"Original and Ambitious"—Paula Kamen, author of Her Way: Young Women Remake the Sexual Revolution
This book was produced using 100% post-consumer-waste recycled paper, plant-based inks, and union labor.