The Baltimore Indypendent Reader

The Baltimore Indypendent Reader


The Baltimore Indypendent Reader

Since 2006, The Indypendent Reader, affectionately known as Indyreader, has worked as an outlet for social justice media in Baltimore City and beyond. We have produced sixteen print papers throughout the years focusing on issues that we believe vital to the community. The topics have been various, ranging from the prison industrial complex, gardening, public education, media, war, social movements, labor rights, the Occupy movement, and much more.

Arun Gupta. Image from:

On Friday, August 2nd, 2013, Arun Gupta came to Baltimore for two events: "The Importance of Independent Media" and "The United States of Fear." Gupta argues a path forward towards directly challenging the types of fear the state, corporations, and police use to repress the population, including: identifying our fears, having honest dialogue, and build real relationships and communities of trust and solidarity.

This past week, Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism, spoke at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. Alperovitz spoke about his new book, What Then Must We Do? Democratizing Wealth and Building a Community-Sustaining Economy from the Ground Up, and described the potential of worker-owned enterprises in the US to build a political movement and challenge the trend of neoliberal capitalism.

Happy Spring everyone! This week the Indypendent Reader will be taking a break from bringing you news and analysis so we can enjoy the lovely weather. We hope you do too! We'll be back next week with a brand new issue. See you then!

"The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century" By: Peter Dreier

On January 29th, 2013, Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse welcomed Peter Dreier, "long time politically engaged scholar and advocate for social justice, currently the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College in Los Angeles", to The 2640 Space for a lecture and discussion on his new book The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century.

Jimmy Johnson presents at MOBconf. Photo by: Casey McKeel

As we roll into 2013, we bring you a flashback from the Baltimore-based and organized Mobilizing and Organizing from Below Conference (MOBconf). Please enjoy this audio from the workshop: Don't Waste Time in Organizing, Decolonize!

Dean Spade at the Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavillion 2012. Photo By: Red Emma's

At this past September 2012's Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavillion, a yearly weekend-long event that Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse organizes in conjunction with The Baltimore Book Festival, two reknowned authors and activists took the stage.

Members of IVAW and CivSol. (Photo by IVAW)

On the weekend of November 2, 2012, US veterans and allies from all over the country gathered at the 2640 space in Baltimore for the 2012 convention of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Co-organizers include the Civilian-Soldier Alliance.

Dan Staples and Stephen Roblin, of the Indyreader Collective, Model their Indyreader T-shirts. Fuzzy Photo By: Corey Reidy (the not visible Indyreader Collective Member)

Hello friends! We realize it's November, but waaaay back in August of this year we had an Open House at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeeshop in order to open up the gates of our project and invite people to learn about us and into the fold.Some things have changed since we had this discussion, for instance we're putting on hold the idea of paying anyone to work full-time on the project.

"Irregular Army" By: Matt Kennard

For the past five years Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse and The Baltimore Book Festival have partnered to bring you The Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavilion, which seeks to inform and inspire "radical innovation and intervention".


Live Updates from The Baltimore Rad Bookfair 2011!
Endorse a call for a public meeting with the Baltimore Development Corporation
Follow Indyreader's Coverage of the Fair Development Conference all weekend long!
Occupy Baltimore Encampment Raided
The Indyreader Talks To: Another BDC Is Possible
Problems and Possibilities at Occupy Baltimore
The Indyreader Talks To: Local Union Organizer Cory McCray
Radical Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival 2012
A Summit to End the War on Drugs: Baltimore and Beyond the Borders
Audio: "We Are Many" Release at Baltimore's Radical Bookfair Pavilion
Winter is Coming: Remembering May Day 2012
Interview with FORCE after their Action to Upset Rape Culture
Video: "Signal: 02: A Journal of International Political Graphics"
Video: "The Catonsville Nine"
Audio: "Imperiled Life: Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe" by Javier Sethness-Castro
Don't Leave Your Friends Behind
Iraq Veterans Against the War hold Convention in Baltimore
Video: "Irregular Army" at the Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavilion 2012
Learn More About Indyreader: Audio from Our Open House
Dean Spade and Laura Whitehorn at The Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavillion 2012
Audio: Don't Waste Any Time in Mourning, Decolonize!
Peter Dreier presents: The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century - A Social Justice Hall of Fame
Indyreader is on Spring Break!
Gar Alperovitz: Democratizing Wealth
The United States of Fear with Arun Gupta
Announcing the Closing of Baltimore's The Indypendent Reader