Outside Sources

Academy of American Poets:


“The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The organization has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, one of the leading poetry sites online; American Poets, a biannual magazine; an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and its education programs.”

Amnesty International:


“Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.”

Chomsky, Noam:

https://chomsky.info/  &  http://linguistics.mit.edu/user/chomsky/

“chomsky.info was originally created by Pablo Stafforini, with the purpose of celebrating Chomsky’s work and encouraging activism worldwide. In December 2003, it became Noam Chomsky’s official website.”

Communication Cache:


“The most unique scholarly resource dedicated to communication studies.”

Communication Theory:


“All about theories for communication.”

Ekman, Paul:


“Paul Ekman is an American psychologist who is a pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions.” http://www.paulekman.com/

Electronic Frontier Foundation:


“The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.”

The Forest of Rhetoric:


“A guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric… Intended to help beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the purposes of rhetoric, the patterns into which it has fallen historically as it has been taught and practiced for 2000+ years).”



“A rouge economist explores the hidden side of everything.” A podcast/radio show, series of books, blog, and so much more.

Fugazi Live Series:


“Between 1987 and 2003, Fugazi played over 1000 concerts in all 50 states and all over the world. Over 800 of these shows were recorded by the band’s sound engineers. The goal of this project is to make each of these recordings available to download for a small fee. A searchable archive lists each show along with available photos, flyers and general show info. Each listing with a download offers a streaming preview of material for sound quality as well as the reading and posting of comments on the show and the recording.”

Green Left Weekly:


“In these days of growing media concentration, Green Left Weekly is a proudly independent voice committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality.”

Internet Archive:


“Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.”

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy:


“The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) [provides] scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, volunteers, and technical advisers… The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide. The staff of 30 editors and approximately 300 authors hold doctorate degrees and are professors at universities around the world, most notably from English-speaking countries.”

iZotope – Pro Audio Essentials:


“A game-based course for music producers to practice and improve their audio skills. This unique learning experience uses audio games, ear training, and videos to build the production skills that music makers use every day when recording, mixing, and mastering.”

Lynch, David:


“The David Lynch Foundation helps to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve their health, cognitive capabilities and performance in life.”

Project Censored:


“The news that didn’t make the news. Project Censored educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government. We expose and oppose news censorship and we promote independent investigative journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking.

Propagandhi’s Resources:


A Canadian punk rock band. One of our primary inspirations for this page and our reading lists.

Seven Stories Press:


“Works of radical imagination. Seven Stories Press publishes uncompromising political books, fiction, and poetry.”

Social Theory Rewired:


“A rich collection of web-based materials—including interactive versions of key texts, open spaces to write and reflect on readings, biographical sketches of authors, and dozens of supplementary sources—that transports social theory from its classic period to the vibrant and complex world of now.”

Southern Poverty Law Center:


“The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.”

Walker, Alice:


“Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.”

Zinn, Howard:


“Howard Zinn was a historian, author, professor, playwright, and activist. His life’s work focused on a wide range of issues including race, class, war, and history, and touched the lives of countless people.”

Suggested Viewing:

12 Angry Men (1957)


12 Monkeys  (1995)


Arrival (2016)


The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Up Till Dawn Films essay: https://goo.gl/e9v3hv

The Bay (2012)

Streaming: http://amzn.to/2qMi59k

The Big Lebowski (1998)


Brazil (1985)


Chappie (2015)


Dazed and Confused (1993)


Duck, You Sucker (aka A Fist Full of Dynamite) (1971)


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)


Fight Club (1999)


Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves) (1948)


The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)


Loving (2016)


Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties) (1975)

Rare DVD that currently goes for over $70 used. I guess you’ll have to find us and watch our copy one day. No, we did not pay that price, just lucked out one day while perusing an Italian film section at a record store.

Pump Up the Volume (1990)

Apparently, this one is out of print as well. You can get a cheap copy used, or again, find us and watch our copy. http://amzn.to/2rjMkpQ

Repo Man (1984)

http://amzn.to/2qZ7W9W – As far as we are concerned, you might as well buy the soundtrack too while you are at it: http://amzn.to/2rSPUnV

SLC Punk (1999)


Terraferma (2011)


Wild at Heart (1990)

http://amzn.to/2qisCq9 – The David Lynch film based on the book by Barry Gifford. Not to be confused with the book of the same title by the asshole men’s rights activist whose name is not important.



3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

The Cove

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Inside Deep Throat

Inside Job

Making a Murderer

O.J.: Made in America

Room 237

This Is Spinal Tap

Visions of Light

West of Memphis