There’s a long history of eBooks spreading disinformation online, however, more recently digital books can be created in minutes and spread to all your social media followers. The books look legitmate, have the authority of a real book, however, they’re simply a PDF document. The books are self published and there’s nothing really special about them compared to a paperback. Today we take a look at SeditionBooks, one of the original political focused disinfo ebook libraries.
Sedition Books is an anarchist infoshop located in Houston, Texas. Anarchism is a social movement which seeks to create a classless, stateless society. It is opposed to all forms of oppression and coercion, and therefore aims to abolish not only capitalism and the state, but all oppressive social institutions such as patriarchy, white supremacy, and heterosexism.
Anarchists believe in a society based on voluntary cooperation; worker self-management; and grassroots, community-based organizations. This is not only an ideal, but imminently possible.
Infoshops are anarchist bookstores and social centers which can play a number of roles in grassroots organizing. At Sedition Books, our primary goals are to distribute literature and information about anarchist and related ideas and struggles; and to provide a space for people interested in organizing against oppression to come together.
In keeping with anarchist principles, we’re collectively organized and seek to make all decisions as a group of equals. In order to ensure that all people can have safe, equal access to the ideas and services we offer, we have a zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment and physical/verbal abuse.
We have a community lending library; meeting space; zines, pamphlets, and lots of books for sale; free literature; and public computers with free internet access.
We are collectively operated & volunteer staffed. We need your help! if you would like to volunteer or join the collective, please contact us.
Joining the collective means you have equal ownership, and equal say in all decisions dealing with the infoshop. All decisions are made by consensus.
Why an “anarchist” bookstore? Anarchism is the revolutionary movement for a non-hierarchical society; tendencies within the anarchist movement range from seeking to establish libertarian communism all the way to advocating post-civilization ways of life (see “About Sedition Books” above).
We seek to distribute information on many alternatives to capitalism, the state, and all other forms of oppression; as well as radical analysis, theory and art.
The infoshop is here for groups or individuals to use for events and meetings – a venue for any kind of local music and art, for raising awareness, skill sharing, political study and organizing for action.
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