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|AMERICA'S NEW WAR(S)|
Why are Bush & Co. so hell-bent on bombing Iraq? What does Opium in Afghanistan have to do with America’s flagging economy? How long will we keep supporting Sharon’s holocaust? Get the answers to these and many more burning (like oil) questions in our America's New War(s) section.
We’ve hand-picked a selection of books, videos and CD’s for you to educate yourself on the background of the "War on Terrorism"-- history and politics of the Middle East, US interventionism, media control and the attack on American’s civil liberties. It’s as close as we can come to a pre-emptive strike.
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|BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr|
AK Press * pb * 1 902593 64 2 * $16.00
"When I was nine years old I burned down my school."--from the text.
James Carr started fighting when he was very young, and never gave up. A child prodigy of crime in the streets of the L.A. ghettos and scourge of half a dozen boys' homes, his career in armed robbery was quickily cut short by arrest. In prison he fought harder than ever, and became one of the most notorious rebels in the seething California Penal System.
Linking up with George Jackson in Folsom, they led the notorious Wolf Pack, which quickly fought its way to a position of strength in the prison race war. Separated from George, Jimmy transformed himself from an openly rebellious con into a cunning thinker who manipulated the authorities and ultimately engineered his own release.
Carr relates the story of his life with a cold passion, powerfully illuminating the horrors of daily life on the streets and in prison--race riots, murders, rape, and corruption--from the standpoint of one who has overcome them.
"I've been struggling all my life to get beyond the choice of living on my knees or dying on my feet. It's time we lived on our feet."--from the text.
"Jimmy was the baddest motherfucker!"--George Jackson
|The New War on Terrorism: Fact and Fiction|
AK Press/Alternative Tentacles * CD * 1 902593 62 6 * $14.98
"We certainly want to reduce the level of terror...There is one easy way to do that...stop participating in it."--Noam Chomsky, from the CD
What is terrorism? And how can we reduce the likelihood of such crimes, whether they are against us, or against someone else? With his vintage flair, penetrating analysis, and ironic wit, Chomsky, in perhaps his most anticipated lecture ever - delivered a month after 9/11, and his first public statement - makes sense of a world apparently gone mad.
|Quiet Rumours: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader|
DARK STAR COLLECTIVE (ed.)
AK Press * pb * 1 902593 40 5 * $15.00
From consciousness-raising groups to hair-razing punk rockers, here's a fascinating window into the development of the women's movement, in the words of the women who moved it. These classic essays span the century, providing welcome context for feminism as part of a larger politics of liberation and equality. Critical analysis and biting polemic, whether it's Emma Goldman's attack on the suffrage movement or the debates of Second Wave feminists of the 1970s, connect the dots to show not just how anarchism influenced feminism, but how feminism changed the political landscape around it.
|Artists in a Time of War|
AK Press/Alternative Tentacles * CD * 1 902593 65 0 * $14.98
"As soon as you speak outside the boundaries, as soon as you say things that are different from what the establishment and the media and leading intellectuals are telling you to say, the question of your patriotism arises. When asked about patriotism and loyalty Twain said, "My kind of loyalty is loyalty to one's country and not to one's institutions or officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing to watch over. Its institutions and clothing can wear out and become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease and death. To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags, that is a loyalty of unreason." This is important because in the present discussion boundaries have been set, lines have been drawn. Those who go outside those boundaries and criticize official policy are called unpatriotic and disloyal. When they accuse dissenters of that they have forgotten the meaning of loyalty and patriotism. Patriotism does not mean support for your government. It means, as Mark Twain said, support for your country."--Howard Zinn, from the CD
In this brand new lecture, recorded a month after 9/11, America's finest social historian examines the role, and response, of artists in society, and particularly, during wartime and crisis. With his distinctive blend of low key wit, expansive knowledge of history, and Sherlockian ability to uncover the real stories of this country underneath the detrius of corporate disinformation and monoculture, Zinn - through the words and actions of the likes of Langston Hughes, Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Heller, E E Cummings, Dalton Trumbo, Arthur Miller, Eartha Kitt, Kurt Vonnegut and Daniel Berrigan - illuminates that pride in oneâs country comes not from the words and deeds of government, but from the actions of working people.
"Eugene O'Neill, the great playwright, six months after Pearl Harbor wrote to his son: 'It is like acid always burning in my brain that the stupid butchering of the last war taught men nothing at all, that they sank back listlessly on the warm manure pile of the dead and went to sleep, indifferenty bestowing custody of their future, their fate, into the hands of state departments, whose members are trained to be conspirators, card sharps, doublecrossers and secret betrayers of their own people; into the hands of the greedy capitalist ruling classes so stupid they could not even see when their own greed began devouring itself; in the hands of that most debased type of pimp, the politician, and that most craven of all lice and jobworshippers, the bureacrats.' Well, I would never use such strong language myself, but I am willing to quote it when somebody else says it."--Howard Zinn, from the CD
"I am asking all of us to transcend what is coming at us from all sides. And to think carefully and clearly, for if we are all going to be herded into actions that are even more dangerous than we are facing now, then later we will regret that we went along silently and did not raise our voices as citizens to ask: How can we get at the roots of this problem? And what can we do about it? All of us can do something, can ask questions, can speak up. It is the American thing to do. It is the patriotic thing to do."--Howard Zinn, from the CD
|Critical Mass: Bicycling’s Defiant Celebration|
Chris Carlsson (ed.)
AK Press * pb * 1 902593 59 6 * $18.95
This leaderless, grassroots social movement cuts through the noise and inertia of car-clogged urban transportation and teaches us to carve a wedge of our city for our dreams. So says essayist Anna Sojourner in this pushy and irreverent collection of inkworthy social critique and optimistic celebration. Four dozen contributors document, define and drive home the beauty of a quiet ride with a thousand friends, the anarchy of grassroots inspiration, the melodrama of media coverage and the fight for the survival of our cities.
|Beating the Devil: The Incendiary Rants of Alexander Cockburn|
AK Press/Alternative Tentacles * CD * 1 902593 49 9 * $14.98
In this collection of recent talks, maverick commentator Alexander Cockburn defiles subjects ranging from Colombia to the American presidency to the Missile Defense System. Whether he’s skewering the fallacies of the war on drugs or illuminating the dark crevices of secret government, his erudite and extemporaneous style warms the hearts of even the stodgiest cynics of the left.
|Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism|
AK Press * pb * 1 902593 57 X * $8.00
Addicted to War takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully documented, and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the United States has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays—and who dies.
"A witty and devastating portrait of U.S. military policy."--Howard Zinn
"Political comics at its best. Bitterly amusing, lively and richly informative. For people of all ages who want to understand the link between U.S. militarism, foreign policy, and corporate greed at home and abroad."--Michael Parenti
"Addicted to War is must reading for all Americans who are concerned with understanding the true nature of U.S. foreign policy and how it affects us here at home."--Martin Sheen