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Red Wedge magazine is excited to announce the full launch of our print edition. Our first issue will be arriving this December, organized around the theme of “Art and Revolution.” Our second issue will be released next spring, organized around issues of “Race, class and Art.” We will be producing, at first, two issues per year...

Jim Thompson, Noir and the Popular Front

In a series of paperback noir thrillers populated by the marginal and alienated inhabitants of Cold War America's barren wastelands, Jim Thompson refuted the contemporary optimism of the "affluent society." In contrast to the dominant ideology, Thompson argued that capitalism...

See Them ah Come, But We Nah Run

In the middle of 70,000 young people who’ve come to rock against racism, me and two school friends join everyone around us singing, “Sing if you’re glad to be gay…” If we dared utter these words at school we’d be beaten up – which is what happened to two lads caught kissing in the bushes...

In Defense of Artistic Autonomy

The modern idea that art is autonomous goes back to Immanuel Kant and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; providing the ideological basis of the idea of “art for art’s sake.” While many Marxists have rightly taken aim at the bourgeois conception of “art for art’s sake” they have just as often defended artistic autonomy...

The Street Parade: Sandinista! as Revolutionary Sonic Consciousness

The template for revolutionary consciousness that the Clash set up in “Bankrobber” is one of the most important contributions to punk ever made. Punk, therefore, becomes fully realized when it no longer cares about fitting in with a prescribed punk sound, trend, or culture, but instead identifies...

For the MOVE Bombing, Philadelphia, 1985

Were there any Mother’s Day flowers... For Birdie Africa’s mom the day the... Philadelphia police cleared one square... City block in preparations for their massacre? ... Did the mothers trapped in that burning row house... Get bouquets of lilies and roses and carnations... And hugs and smiles and warm salutations?

Love and Capitalism

Filmmakers Bret Hamilton and Harrison Martin shot Love and Capitalism in the spring of 2014. Inspired by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin's Chronique d'un été (Chronicle of a Summer) which captured a moment in time in Paris, Love and Capitalism sought to capture the contrast between Chicago's well-to-do Gold Coast and the working class...

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