The prevailing myth is that America's prized possessions and greatest exports are democracy and the dream of freedom. The naked truth, according to Abu-Jamal and Vittoria, is that the American dream is illusory and America's greatest export is in fact murder—and that along the way to the kill, America thieves, suppresses, and tyrannizes. This book strives to set the record straight, to educate, to enlighten and to enliven the people against the corruptions of empire—corruptions that stretch from Columbus's first steps on Hispaniola through yesterday's murderous drone attack.
Worker-owned co-operatives have been part of the U.S. economy since the founding, but they’ve been easily eclipsed by an economy driven by corporate behemoths. Today they could be the alternative to corporate power and are attracting much interest again among community and labor organizers and more generally.
In Springfield, Wellspring Cooperative Corporation is creating a network of worker-owned companies that will provide on-the-job training, employment, and wealth creation opportunities for low income and unemployed residents.
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Odyssey Bookshop on Saturday, April 27!
Join more than 550 independent bookstores in 49 states for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise.
Please join us for an evening of poetry with Pioneer Valley Performing Arts! Students will be performing original pieces in addition to works by their favorite poets. The students are in Alyson Miller's Poetic Voice class, which offers an in-depth study of the genre of of poetry including analysis of both form and open verse. Students study various poetic devices and apply this knowledge to their original poetry.
Join us for an evening of books, nibbles, and community
Wednesday, November 28, beginning at 6:30 pm.
The Odyssey Bookshop invites you to our first ever Rep Night for Odyssey staff, other local booksellers, and our customers. We will provide food, although home-baked goodies would be delightfully accepted.