The Prison Industrial Complex and the Global Economy by Eve Goldberg and Linda Evans
Published by Kersplebedeb
25 Pages – English
Originally Published in 1998.
An introduction to the interaction between prisons and the world economy, both as a place for incarcerating resistors and drug users and in supplying cheap labour and as a massive privatised services industry.
Printing copy – 150dpi, first-last landscape layout, 13MB.
Reading copy – 150dpi, sequential portrait layout, 12MB.
How Christianity Grew Out of Paganism by Joseph McCabe
Published by See Sharp Press
13 Pages – English
Originally Published in 1943 by Haldeman-Julius as a Little Blue Book.
Ex-priest McCabe tackles the history of Christianity and explains the pre-existence of almost every well-known part of the New Testament in pre-Christian mythologies and the events that lead to the foundation of the Christian church as we know it today.
Print copy 150dpi first-last landscape layout, 5.6MB.
Reading copy 150dpi, sequential portrait layout, 5.4MB.
Anarchism – A very short introduction by Colin Ward
Published by Oxford University Press
125 Pages / 3hrs 7min – English
Originally published in 2004
British author and anarchist Colin Ward introduces anarchism for Oxford’s popular AVSI series. An easy to read introduction to anarchism for the novice, also interesting for the experienced anarchist as Ward never generalises but always gives his own honest interpretation.
Audiobook and Reading Copy (mp3 & sequential portrait pdf), 112MB zip.
Reading Copy Only – sequential portrait layout, 2.5MB
From Alcatraz to Marion to Florence: Control Unit Prisons in the United States by Faye Dowker and Glenn Good
Published by the Committee to End The Marion Lockdown
36 Pages – English
Originally Published circa 1992(?)
A history of Marion, the super maximum security prison in Illinois, built to replace the infamous Alcatraz. At the time of writing, Marion had been in lock down for eight years (it remained so for over a quarter of a century) so prisoners were in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. Amnesty International described it as ‘inhumane’ and the emergency practice of ‘control unit’ prison eventually became a design feature in later US prisons, such as ADX Florence, also discussed here.
Printing Copy – 150dpi, first-last landscape layout, 23MB
Reading Copy – 150dpi, sequential portrait layout, 18MB