In 1996, upon the release of their album Evil Empire, popular political music group Rage Against the Machine listed 130 recommended books in the liner notes of the CD. Every other Sunday, we tackle one book and it's connecting to the band and today's political climate.
The books below are the ones easily accessible online for free***, but the full list can be found here. Click on the image of the book for a pdf file.
***If you have the means, please support the authors by purchasing their books at an independent bookstore or checking out from a local library. We recognize it's not financially or physically possible for low-income or unemployed folx and folx with disabilities to receive these reading materials, and hope authors and multimillion-dollar publishing agencies can understand as well. We firmly respect artist and author labor and will be happy to remove your book if you contact us asking such. However, these PDFs were not created by Mixed Media Studios and may exist elsewhere online as a result.
Every PDF linked is from an existing website's archive or collection, most coming from pre-approved open-source sites and educational commons to our knowledge.
This list took many days to compile, embed, and find PDFs for. It also demanded reworking of our website and hefty publishing fees. If you've found this list useful, please consider supporting our work.
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