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Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq

Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq Lowest new price: $10.00
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Author: Dahr Jamail
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“International journalism at its best.”—Stephen Kinzer

“Every conflict spawns a handful of journalists who are willing to not only brave the war zone but to seek out the stories ignored by the press pack. The Iraq War has brought us Dahr Jamail. . . . I suspect Jamail’s account will prove an enduring document of what really happened during the chaotic years of occupation, and how it transformed ordinary Iraqis. . . . It tells everything.”—Mother Jones

“From the earliest days of the war, Dahr Jamail has been a human conduit for the voices of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. In the face of tremendous personal risk, his commitment to the crucial, principled task of bearing witness has never wavered, and this extraordinary book is the result.”—Naomi Klein

Named by AlterNet as one of the top three progressive books of 2007 alongside Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine and Jeremy Scahill’s Blackwater, Dahr Jamail’s Beyond the Green Zone goes past the polished desks of the corporate media and Washington politicians to tell first hand of the reality of life in Iraq.

Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for more than four years. Jamail writes for the Inter Press Service and many other outlets and is a regular guest on Democracy Now!. He lives in California.

Amy Goodman is a best-selling author and the host of Democracy Now!.


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The Arabs and the West:The Contributions and the Inflictions

The Arabs and the West:The Contributions and the Inflictions Lowest new price: $460.92
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Author: Abdullah Mohammad Sindi

A politically and historically correct book written by an Arab professor who is a specialist in International Relations. The book dispels the common Western fairy tales about the imperialist West and Israel. It also corrects the Western distortion about the Arabs and their history. It sets the record straight about Arab contribution to Western and world civilizations; Arab legitimate grievances against Israel and the imperialist West; and the Arabs' continuous struggle to be free from Western and Israeli domination in order to be the masters of their own fate.

Written in a lucid and informative fashion, the book covers some of the most important historical, cultural, scientific, religious, political, and military interactions between the Arabs and the West since ancient times. Its 302 pages contain 11 chapters with an introduction (chapter 1), epilogue (chapter 11), index, and bibliography.

The book is divided into two main parts. Part one contains 3 chapters that deal with the various scientific and religious contributions that the Arabs and their Semitic ancestors made available to the West. These include: the contributions of the ancient civilizations of the Fertile Crescent to ancient Greece and Rome (chapter 2); the contributions of the three Semitic religions to the West and to the rest of the world (chapter 3); and the various contributions of Arab civilization to the European Renaissance (chapter 4).

Part two contains 6 chapters that deal with various brutal atrocities inflicted by the imperialist West on the Arabs during the entire second millennium. These include: the Crusades (chapter 5); the colonization and dismemberment of the Arab nation (chapter 6); the installment and protection of Arab puppet regimes (chapter 7); the theft of Palestine by Western Zionists at the tragic expense of its native Arabs (chapter 8); Israeli wars against the Arabs since 1948 (chapter 9); and US imperialist hegemony over the Arab world as well its wars on Libya and Iraq (chapter 10).

International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues (6th Edition)

International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues (6th Edition) Lowest new price: $9.94
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Author: Robert J. Art

This cutting-edge reader provides students with comprehensive coverage of important concepts, trends, and issues in international relations, including the events of September 11, 2001, and terrorism. Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this best selling collection places contemporary essays alongside classics of the discipline and includes divergent views to ensure a balanced perspective. The presentation of alternative perspectives provides students with challenging material in the language of the field. The anthology presents clear, theoretical works that inspire a deeper understanding of the forces that shape today's world.

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Whose Trade Organization?: Corporate Globalization and the Erosion of Democracy

Whose Trade Organization?: Corporate Globalization and the Erosion of Democracy Lowest new price: $76.72
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Author: Michelle Sforza

Many people are surprised when they first learn that trade is only a small element of the World Trade Organization, but the WTO actually covers a huge array of subjects never before included in trade agreements. The new agreements that were born with the WTO almost nine years ago included 800-plus pages of rules that interfere with food safety standards, environmental laws, social service polices, intellectual property standards, government procurement rules, and more.

Whose Trade Organization? is the definitive guide to the reign of this undemocratic “trade” regime that has sparked protests from Seattle to Quebec to Genoa. With case-by-case studies, the book exposes the lopsided agreements and secret tribunals that are the tools of the WTO’s trade, and reveals the aggressive corporate agenda at its core. This myth-busting guide explains cutting-edge conflicts over rainforest destruction, genetically modified foods, sweatshops, lifesaving drugs, and many other global issues. And it offers critical and timely prescriptions for challenging the WTO and building a public-centered, democratic alternative.

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The Sacred Shift, Co-Creating Your a New Renaissance

The Sacred Shift, Co-Creating Your a New Renaissance Lowest new price: $17.57
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Author: Hunt Henion
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The revelation of unity and a renaissance of caring and sharing is quietly transforming our world! The first two sections of the book put this sacred shift in perspective. Section three shares secrets about protecting the potential of our children and posterity. Section four reveals simple, economic ways to bring prosperity and peace down to Earth. Contributors to this anthology include Barbara Marx Hubbard, Steve Bhaerman, AKA Swami Beyondanada, Diana Cooper, Patricia Cota-Robles, and assorted experts in various fields. This book was compiled for anyone who ever wondered how God could possible turn what we have today into the prophesied Golden Age. It reveals exactly how we're going to get from here to there -- co-creating our future with family, community, and God!


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Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007#08

Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007#08 Lowest new price: $1.50
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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.


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Loosing the Bonds

Loosing the Bonds Lowest new price: $22.30
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Author: Robert K. Massie

Loosing the Bonds is popular, narrative history at its best: a consuming, dramatically told David and Goliath story about the moral power of justice triumphing over powerful forces of oppression.

Apartheid-the brutal enforcement of racial segregation by South Africa's white government--became official policy in post-World War II South Africa, coinciding with the rise of the civil-rights movement in the United States. From the Kennedy administration on, Washington spoke against apartheid but, pressured by American corporations making big profits in South Africa and the geopolitics of the cold war, did little to foster change. Anti-apartheid activists turned their attention instead to South Africa's Achilles heel: its economy. Soon institutional America-churches, foundations, union and government pension funds-joined activists and college students in pressuring American business to get out of South Africa. Their efforts built to a climax in the 1980s, when South Africa became the burning issue of the day, the United States imposed punitive sanctions, and the apartheid regime collapsed.

Robert Kinloch Massie re-creates the passions and struggles of these years, deftly showing how American and South African politics, money and personalities were intertwined in these years. Populated with real-life heroes and villains, bursting with colorful incident, Loosing the Bonds is an inspiring chronicle of one of the most important struggles of our lifetime.

Robert Kinloch Massie, an ordained Episcopal minister and longtime liberal activist, offers the most complete account of how anti-apartheid crusaders in the United States waged economic war on South Africa through a strategy of divestment and sanctions. Loosing the Bonds doesn't lack for detail and may in fact be too long. But Massie nicely combines historical analysis with his insider's account of the movement, and the parallels he draws between the United States and South Africa are often intriguing. An inspiring story of grassroots pressure sparking political change, this book is good tonic for pessimists who don't think individual actions can make a difference.

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Acts of Aggression

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Author: Noam Chomsky
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Through three separate essays, this book provides an in-depth analysis of U.S.-Arab relations, the contradictions and consequences of U.S. foreign policy toward "rogue states", and how hostile American actions abroad conflict with U.N. resolutions and international law. Noam Chomsky compares U.S. foreign policy to that of the "rogue states" which the United States identifies as its enemies. Ramsey Clark argues that U.S. sanctions and military actions against Iraq are indefensible, and in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

What constitutes the behavior that gets a nation labeled a "rogue state"? If, Noam Chomsky suggests, we consider a state to be acting in an "outlaw" fashion when it refuses to heed the articles and resolutions of the United Nations, then the United States is as much a "rogue state" as Saddam Hussein's Iraq--if not more. Chomsky presents a brief outline of America's attempts--once the cold war was over--to reconstruct Iraq as an enemy after years of turning a blind eye to Saddam's activities and even supplying him with aid. He also considers how the broader "war" on terrorism fits into this post-cold-war strategy. Noted commentator on Middle Eastern affairs Edward Said supplements Chomsky's argument with a consideration of the severity of U.S. sanctions against Iraq and what he views as a growing disregard for the interests of other Arab nations in the region. And Ramsey Clark offers a brief coda on the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Chomsky himself delivers a more elaborate consideration of this theme in another book in the Open Media series, The Umbrella of U.S. Power. --Ron Hogan


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Contractor Confessions: Tales from Iraq

Contractor Confessions: Tales from Iraq Lowest new price: $63.49
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Author: Russell Blair
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My story starts like this: "I was introduced to Iraq up close and personal flying 100 ft off the ground in a Blackhawk helicopter. I was on my way to Mosul from Camp Anaconda and we flew with the doors open, gunners at the ready, rising and falling with the contours of the land. Following the Tigris River north, we passed over farms, villages, isolated mud huts and herds of sheep. Little children waved and smiled while their parents stared at us with sullen faces..... for thousands of years armies have marched across this same land seeking conquest and empire and treasure. And here I am and I'm wearing my Elvis shades."


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The Coming Anarchy

The Coming Anarchy Lowest used price: $85.41
Author: Robert Kaplan

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