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RADICAL PUBLISHER SOUTH END PRESS TRYING TO SURVIVE
South End Press, a collectively run book publishing press out of Brooklyn, NY is struggling to stay afloat. In a call sent out through their mailing list and website, the publishers said they are in desperate financial need and called on supporters to help however possible, including by booking its authors for speaking engagements. The press’ motto, “Read, write, revolt,” says it all: South End Press publishes radical nonfiction including widely acclaimed authors like bell hooks, Howard Zinn, Manning Marable, Vandana Shiva and Arundhati Roy. It has also contributed significantly to media studies through titles like the Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting, Networks of Power: Corporate TV’s Threat to Democracy and Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky. The press was founded in 1977 and has over 250 titles in print. Recent publications cover topics such as trans politics confronting intimate violence, militarism in Kashmir, disabilities, privatization and ecology.