The Rise and Co-optation of Microcosm Publishing

By Jim Fromm SEATTLE, OCCUPIED DUWAMISH TERRITORY – November 15, 2013 Portland, Ore.-based Microcosm Publishing, a self-described “radical publishing house,” is distributing books through sweatshop apparel dealer Urban Outfitters, a corporation with a lengthy record of bigoted and exploitative policies. Last year, the dissolution of the Microcosm Collective left Microcosm Publishing under the sole ownership…