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 $ 1 DN! BUMPER STICKER

Help spread the word about Democracy Now! Reads: INDEPENDENT TV & RADIO NEWS
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 $ 1 KPFA BUMPER STICKER

KPFA Bumper Sticker with New Logo.
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KPFA Window Sticker with New Logo.
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 $ 25 PROJECT CENSORED BUMPER STICKER

Project Censored Bumper Sticker
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 $ 65 KPFA UNISEX BLACK T-SHIRT - LG

Sweatshop free 100% cotton T-shirt. Made in the USA. Black crew-neck with new KPFA logo on front.
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 $ 65 KPFA UNISEX BLACK T-SHIRT - MED

Sweatshop free 100% cotton T-shirt. Made in the USA. Black crew-neck with new KPFA logo on front.
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Sweatshop free 100% cotton T-shirt. Made in the USA. Black crew-neck with new KPFA logo on front.
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Sweatshop free 100% cotton T-shirt. Made in the USA. Black crew-neck with new KPFA logo on front.
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Sweatshop free 100% cotton T-shirt. Made in the USA. Black crew-neck with new KPFA logo on front.
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 $ 75 KPFA WATER BOTTLE

Stainless Steel bottle with new KPFA logo.
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 $ 75 TWIT WIT T-SHIRT - LG

Reads on the front: "Twit Wit Radio KPFA 94.1 Responsible Anarchy" And on the back: "Nobody Knows I'm Berkeley Kid"
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 $ 75 TWIT WIT T-SHIRT - MED

Reads on the front: "Twit Wit Radio KPFA 94.1 Responsible Anarchy" And on the back: "Nobody Knows I'm Berkeley Kid"
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 $ 75 TWIT WIT T-SHIRT - SM

Reads on the front: "Twit Wit Radio KPFA 94.1 Responsible Anarchy" And on the back: "Nobody Knows I'm Berkeley Kid"
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 $ 75 TWIT WIT T-SHIRT - XL

Reads on the front: "Twit Wit Radio KPFA 94.1 Responsible Anarchy" And on the back: "Nobody Knows I'm Berkeley Kid"
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 $ 100 KPFA CANVAS TOTE

White canvas tote bag with new KPFA logo on the front and new design.
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$100 and Less

 $ 40 KARMU, A PLACE IN THE SUN BY JANET GILER (DVD)

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 $ 60 MICKEE FAUST'S GIMP PARADE BY DONNA MARIE NUDD & TERRY GALLOWAY (DVD)

Wicked parodies of classic disability films; savage impersonations of beloved telethon hosts; nasty takes on evacuation PSAs, game shows, Princeton philosophers, and the like. Critically slammed and critically acclaimed in film festivals throughout the world!
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 $ 75 TAKE BACK YOUR POWER (DVD)

Transparency advocate Josh del Sol digs beyond the 2013 NSA spy scandal, investigating current utility and government programs involving mass in-home surveillance, eroding rights and causing harm in the names of "smart" and "green."
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 $ 100 9/11: WHY DO BILL MOYERS & ROBERT PARRY ACCEPT MIRACLES BY DAVID GRIFF (DVD)

Why some of the best independent journalists in America accept without question the official conspiracy theories put forth by the 9/11 Commission and NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) in their investigations of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Using Bill Moyers and Robert Parry as examples of journalists who have previously demonstrated notable courage, objectivity and a willingness to examine crucial events in depth, rather than simply accepting a single-minded source, Dr. Griffin challenges their current disregard of the overwhelming scientific evidence uncovered by the growing number of professionals openly supporting the 9/11 Truth Movement and calling for a proper investigation. Dr. Griffin explains how careful examination of the "official" conspiracy theories regarding the unprecedented collapse of the three tallest World Trade Center buildings reveals contradictions and violations of the laws of physics, which he rightly points out as being impossible, and therefore would require "miracles" to achieve, unless carried out by the use of explosives, controlled demolition techniques. Dr. David Ray Griffin, Emeritus Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion (retired) at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate Univaersity, is one of the world's most influential proponents of the 9/11 Truth Movement and author of 11 books questioning the official accounts of the events of September 11, 2001
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 $ 100 BOOM BUST BOOM BY TERRY JONES (DOWNLOAD) (DVD)

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 $ 100 HEIST: WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM BY FRANCES CAUSEY & DON GOLDMACHER (DVD)

HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? is a feature documentary which investigates the roots of the current economic crisis, and the ongoing assault on working people in the United States. It tells the hidden story of the systemic, multifaceted corporate attack on the middle class that, starting in the 1970s, transformed America's well-regulated economy into a battlefield littered with foreclosed homes, runaway jobs, and broken dreams. The American economy has been eviscerated due to four decades of deregulation, the outsourcing of forty-million manufacturing jobs, and self-serving tax policies that have created a new class of robber barons. Today's news blames Americans' devastated 401(k)'s and collapsed home values on financial earthquakes within the last two years. But HEIST traces these seismic shifts back to their roots in the early 1970s. It shows how large corporations - acting through lobbying organizations like the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - began a political mobilization that would propel the largest transfer of wealth in history. The winners were the wealthiest 1% of our population. The losers were ordinary Americans, whose real income has barely increased since 1973. HEIST exposes the full story: how corporate leaders worked with elected officials of both major political parties to create the largest transfer of wealth in history, looting the economy to create a gap between rich and poor previously seen only in impoverished colonial nations. It reveals the impact of the infamous Powell memo of 1971, which was a call to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for American business to defend its interests against criticisms of unregulated capitalism. "HEIST'..."has the virtue of taking the long view of a crisis that recent films like "Inside Job" and "Too Big to Fail" have only sketchily explored. It makes a strong case that government regulation of business is essential for democracy to flourish." -Stephen Holden, New York Times
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 $ 100 INCONTROVERTIBLE (DVD)

Incontrovertible - New 9/11 documentary by Tony Rooke. A film for Coppers & Fire Fighters by Coppers & Fire Fighters.
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 $ 100 JANE SMILEY KPFA EVENT JUNE 29TH, BERKELEY (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event JANE SMILEY "Golden Age" Hosted by Kris Welch.
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 $ 100 MARC DANNER KPFA EVENT JULY 13TH, BERKELEY (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored event "MARK DANNER Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War" Hosted by Linda Khoury.
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 $ 100 NEGIN FARSAD KPFA EVENT JUNE 16TH 2016, OAKLAND (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored event NEGIN FARSAD "How To Make White People Laugh." Hosted by Malihe Razazan.
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 $ 100 REBECCA GORDON KPFA EVENT JUNE 15TH, 2016, BERKELEY (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored event "An Evening with REBECCA GORDON American Nuremberg: The Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post 9/11 War Crimes." Hosted by David Talbot.
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 $ 100 STEVEN HILL KPFA EVENT JUNE 9TH 2016, BERKELEY (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored event An Evening with STEVEN HILL "Raw Deal: How the 'Uber Economy' and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers"
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 $ 100 TERRY MACMILLAN KPFA EVENT JUNE 23RD 2016, OAKLAND (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored event -An Evening with TERRY McMILLAN "I Almost Forgot About You." Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs.
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 $ 100 THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD BY JEN SENKO (DOWNLOAD) (DVD)

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 $ 150 BATTLE OF ALGIERS BOX SET (DVD)

One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria’s struggle for independence from France. Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed. The Criterion Collection is proud present Gillo Pontecorvo's tour de force-a film with astonishing relevance today. Additional Features What does the Criterion Collection do for the release of one of the greatest and controversial war movies you never heard of? Fill a three-DVD set with more extras than one could imagine and give The Battle of Algiers the attention it deserves. The film itself is gritty, with a neo-realistic, documentary-like look and feel, and the new high-definition digital transfer has done wonders for its quality while retaining its visual integrity. Assuming many have never heard of The Battle of Algiers, this DVD set has provided a series of documentaries to fill in the many unknown gaps. The first two documentaries give a rich background on Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo ("The Dictatorship of Truth," 1992) and an exclusive making of the film ("Marxist Poetry,: 2004). "The Making of The Battle of Algiers" is a wonderful documentary filled with current interviews with Pontecorvo, cinematographer Marcello Gatti, composer Ennio Morricone, and various film historians, biographers, and actors. Disc 2 finishes up with a 17-minute documentary of five directors (Lee, Nair, Schnabel, Soderbergh, and Stone) discussing the importance and influence of The Battle of Algiers on their careers and film in general. The third disc focuses on the history of the French and Algerian conflict. Remembering History (69 minutes, 2004) is another exclusive documentary historically detailing the battle. It is followed by the chilling États d'armes (2002) which documents various French officers on interrogation, torture, and execution techniques used during the conflict. Another interesting extra is "The Battle of Algiers: A Case Study" (2004). This is a 25-minute conversation with Richard Clarke and Michael Sheehan (former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism) shot for ABC News discussing the film and its relevancy to studying terrorism today. Combine this with a 56-page booklet filled with articles, interviews, Saadi Yacef's account of his arrest, and biographies of French-Algerian war participants and you have yourself a full-fledged course in the film and the history surrounding it. The only minor criticism of this package is that the movie itself has no commentary track. However, considering the abundant historical and background material and directorial testimonials, a commentary track hardly seems necessary. The Battle of Algiers is a must-have for film, war, and history buffs alike. - Rob Bracco
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 $ 175 UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES - 4 DVD SET (DVD)

From Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone, this ten-part documentary series looks back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped America's unique and complex history over the 20th century. From the atomic bombing of Japan to the Cold War and the fall of Communism, this in-depth, surprising, and totally riveting series demands to be watched again and again
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 $ 180  3 films: Requiem for The American Dream, The Brainwashing of My Dad, & Boom Bust Boom (DVD)

3 films: Requiem for The American Dream, The Brainwashing of My Dad, & Boom Bust Boom available via download. The download link will be sent via email after the drive is over.
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 $ 240 CAPITALISM (3 DVD SET) (DVD)

Capitalism has been the engine of unprecedented economic growth and social transformation. With the fall of the communist states and the triumph of "neo-liberalism," capitalism is by far the world's dominant ideology. But how much do we understand about how it originated, and what makes it work? CAPITALISM is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world's great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics (view the complete list of participants), with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, CAPITALISM questions the myth of the unfettered free market, explores the nature of debt and commodities, and retraces some of the great economic debates of the last 200 years.
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 $ 40 DAVEY D'S INTERVIEW COLLECTION FROM THE 2016 RNC AND DNC MP3 CD (CD)

Davey D's Interview Collection from the 2016 RNC and DNC MP3 CD
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 $ 50 AUTHOR PHILIP FREEMAN INTERVIEWED BY C.S. SOONG (CD)

Against The Grain host C. S. Soong interviews author Philip Freeman.
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 $ 60 MING LUC INTERVIEWED BY LARRY BENSKY (CD)

Interview by Larry Bensky with Ming Luc, the director of the Berkeley Community Chorus Orchestra discussing the Chorus performances of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem on May 28th, 2016.
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 $ 60 THE BEST OF TWIT WIT RADIO (CD)

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 $ 75 JANE SMILEY KPFA EVENT JUNE 29TH, BERKELEY (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event JANE SMILEY "Golden Age" Hosted by Kris Welch.
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 $ 75 MARC DANNER KPFA EVENT JULY 13TH, BERKELEY (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored event "MARK DANNER Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War" Hosted by Linda Khoury.
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 $ 75 MICHELLE ALEXANDER SPEECH - THE NEW JIM CROW IN NYC 1/12/2012 (CD)

The New Jim Crow speech at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City on 1/12/2012.
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 $ 75 NEGIN FARSAD KPFA EVENT JUNE 16TH 2016, OAKLAND (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored event NEGIN FARSAD "How To Make White People Laugh." Hosted by Malihe Razazan.
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 $ 75 REBECCA GORDON KPFA EVENT JUNE 15TH, 2016, BERKELEY (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored event "An Evening with REBECCA GORDON American Nuremberg: The Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post 9/11 War Crimes." Hosted by David Talbot.
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 $ 75 STEVEN HILL KPFA EVENT JUNE 9TH 2016, BERKELEY (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored event An Evening with STEVEN HILL "Raw Deal: How the 'Uber Economy' and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers"
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 $ 75 TERRY MACMILLAN KPFA EVENT JUNE 23RD 2016, OAKLAND (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored event -An Evening with TERRY McMILLAN "I Almost Forgot About You." Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs.
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 $ 100 LEFT FORUM 2016 MP3 CD (CD)

Left Forum 2016: speeches by Tariq Ali, Chris Hedges, Medea Benjamin, Jill Stein, Amy Goodman - MP3 CD
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$101 and Up

 $ 120 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME BY TA-NEHISI COATES (CD)

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men-bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son-and readers-the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
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 $ 120 ELECTION PRIMER 2016: THE PROGRESSIVE SPEECHES COLL. MP3 CD (CD)

Election Primer 2016: The Progressive Speeches Collection MP3 CD
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 $ 120 THE BEST OF RALPH NADER BY PACIFICA RADIO ARCHIVES (CD)

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 $ 120 THE BEST OF STUDS TERKEL 6 CD SET (CD)

A newly compiled tribute to Studs Terkel, containing previously unreleased material: CD 1: Studs Terkel: The Spoken Century. The irrepressible, Pulitzer Prize-winning radio personality tells the story of the twentieth century with the help of Mahalia Jackson, Arthur Miller, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. CD 2: Studs Terkel interviews notable Americans Dorothy Parker, Zero Mostel, Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Ellsberg and Ralph Ellison. CD 3: In this 2005, interview Studs Terkel comments on President Bush and the rebuilding of New Orleans, and remembers Mahalia Jackson, James Baldwin and Louis Armstrong. CD 4: An in-depth interview with protest singer Phil Ochs, talking about his life, his music and its meaning. Accompanying himself on guitar, Ochs performs a few of his songs. CD 5: Studs Terkel interviews Joseph Campbell, author, orator and renowned scholar of comparative literature and religion. CD 6: Joy Street: An early documentary in which Studs Terkel interviews Chicago teens of different races.
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 $ 150 LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME BY JAMES W. LOEWEN AUDIOBOOK (CD)

This national best seller is an entertaining, informative, and sometimes shocking expose of the way history is taught to American students. Lies My Teacher Told Me won the American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. James W. Loewen, a sociology professor and distinguished critic of history education, puts 12 popular textbooks under the microscope, and what he discovers will surprise you. In his opinion, every one of these texts fails to make its subject interesting or memorable. Worse still is the proliferation of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, and misinformation filling the pages. From the truth about Christopher Columbus to the harsh reality of the Vietnam War, Loewen picks apart the lies we've been told.
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 $ 180 A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES BY HOWARD ZINN AUDIOBOOK (CD)

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. From Columbus to the Revolution to slavery and the Civil War - from World War II to the election of George W. Bush and the "War on Terror" - A People's History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.
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 $ 200 KPFA SUMMER SPEECH PACK (CD)

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 $ 50 BEFORE BEGINNING BY JOHN GORKA (CD)

John Gorka's landmark Red House debut album I Know is not the version that most of us know. The orginal version, recorded in Nashville with a stable of studio musicians was completely scrapped and rerecorded to become the I Know that introduced the world to John Gorka. After three decades, these original recordings will finally see the light! Before Beginning-The Unreleased I Know, Nashville 1985 features never-before-heard arrangements of 9 of the 12 songs on I Know including "I Saw a Stranger with Your Hair," "Love is Our Cross to Bear" and "Geza's Wailing Ways," a track released in 1983 on a Fast Folk compilation. Before Beginning is a quintessential album for any folk fan's John Gorka collection.
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 $ 50 BLUES GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Blues music.
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 $ 50 BOUND TO RIDE BY RALPH STANLEY (CD)

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 $ 50 CLASSICAL GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Classical music.
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 $ 50 COMING HOME TO SAN FRANCISCO - E POWELL & GOSPEL ELITES (CD)

Coming Home to San Francisco by Emmit Powel and THe Gospel Elites.
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 $ 50 COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Country Bluegrass music.
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 $ 50 FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Folk-Singer-Songwriter music.
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 $ 50 GOSPEL GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Gospel music.
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 $ 50 IN CONCERT - PARIS FRANCE - E POWELL & GOSPEL ELITES (CD)

In Concert Live in Paris, France March 1994. Emmit Powell and the Gospel Elites.
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 $ 50 JAZZ GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Jazz music.
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 $ 50 LATIN GRAB BRAG (CD)

A CD selection of Latin music.
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 $ 50 LIVE FROM BERKELEY: PERFORMANCES FROM KPFA'S DTTW (CD)

Live Performances from the Dead To The World show.
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 $ 50 SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB BY BLACK ART JAZZ COLLECTIVE (CD)

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 $ 50 WORLD MUSIC GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of World Music.
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 $ 60 BEHIND THE BARRICADES BY LEON ROSSELSON (CD)

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 $ 60 IN MOVEMENT BY JACK DEJOHNETTE (CD)

Jack DeJohnette (drums, piano, electronic percussion. Ravi Coltrane (tenor, soprano and sopranino saxophones). Matthew Garrison (electric bass, electronics). There is a lot of history concentrated in Jack DeJohnettes adventurous new trio. Fifty years ago, as a guest with John Coltranes group, Jack DeJohnette played with the fathers of Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison, and the program of In Movement opens with Coltranes harrowing and still pertinent elegy Alabama. Other covers include the classic Blue In Green by Miles Davis and Bill Evans (Jack is one of the few musicians to have played in the bands of both men) and Serpentine Fire, from the songbook of Earth, Wind and Fire, a tribute to Maurice White - who also collaborated with Jack in the early years. The Two Jimmys is an hommage to Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Garrison, innovators both, and Rashied salutes the late Rashied Ali, another great drummer from Coltranes cosmos. For all the wealth of references, this is indeed a band in movement, taking the music forward. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, in their ECM debuts, both respond magnificently to DeJohnettes driving drumming, Ravi with superb solos, Garrison with lean bass lines and imaginative looping electronics. Jack DeJohnette: We are connected at a very high and extremely personal level that I believe comes through in the music. In Movement was recorded at New Yorks Avatar Studios in October 2015, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
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 $ 60 JOY IN THE STRUGGLE BY AYA DE LEON (CD)

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 $ 60 MASKED AND ANONYMOUS (CD)

Features fourteen Bob Dylan songs, four of which are performed in the film by Bob Dylan himself and especially created for the film. "Dixie" and "Diamond Joe" are traditional songs recorded and performed for the first time. "Cold Irons Bound" and "Down In The Flood" are new performances. "City of Gold," performed by the Dixie Hummingbirds, is a previously unreleased Bob Dylan song. Also featured are the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Los Lobos, Shirley Caesar and an array of international artists.
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 $ 60 NATURAL ESSENCE BY CYRUS CHESTNUT (CD)

From his emergence in the mid_Eighties to the present, pianist Cyrus Chestnut has declared himself a committed stylist completely infatuated with his instrument and the art he’s sworn allegiance to, jazz. Chestnut has consistently shown himself an improviser of rare ingenuity and grace, yet what most distinguishes him from other gifted pianists of our era may be the sheer pleasure that radiates from all that he plays. While the characteristic cheer that Chestnut displays on "Natural Essence" can be attributed to his undiminished vigor and attentiveness, the presence of his notable cohorts also contributes to the leader's focus. With the dynamic Lenny White on drums and the redoubtable Buster Williams on bass Cyrus & company breathe new life and vitality into that most venerable of jazz ensemble formats, the piano trio.
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 $ 60 RATTLE & ROAR BY THE EARLS OF LEICESTER (CD)

The notion of a handful of the best pickers in bluegrass paying homage to one of the music's most innovative and influential acts is inarguably appealing. And with their first album, the Earls of Leicester, the all-star Flatt & Scruggs tribute act assembled by Dobro master Jerry Douglas, demonstrated the great possibilities of such a concept. But they also revealed its Achilles' heel: their loving re-creation of Flatt & Scruggs' classic sides served as a powerful reminder of the strength of the originals without adding anything that couldn't be found in the old 78s, besides improved fidelity. Douglas and his bandmates haven't solved this dilemma on their second album, 2016's Rattle & Roar, but they have managed to use some subtle studio technique to give this session a more distinct personality than was displayed on the debut. As anyone would expect, the performances on Rattle & Roar are splendid, and the musicians -- Douglas, Johnny Warren on fiddle, Charlie Cushman on banjo, Shawn Camp on guitar and lead vocals, Jeff White on mandolin (replacing Tim O'Brien from the first album), and Barry Bales on upright bass -- sound even tighter and more joyously emphatic than they did before. (The harmonies are every bit as good, too.) While the production is unobtrusive, the audio is crisp, and the natural-sounding stereo makes the most of the group's dynamics. And bits like the radio-sweep introduction to "Steel Guitar Blues" brings a modern aspect to the project that doesn't interfere with the authenticity of the musical approach. Rattle & Roar isn't especially different from The Earls of Leicester, but two years of playing together and a bit more care in the studio have made a difference. This is a stronger set than their debut, and will appeal to anyone who loves classic bluegrass.
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 $ 60 RETROSPECTIVES BY BERNIE WORRELL (CD)

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 $ 70 LITTLE WALTER: HIS BEST (CD)

Little Walter's huge wailing harp sound makes it easy to understand why people call the harmonica the "Mississippi Sax." This 20-song CD contains all of his biggest numbers, including Juke; My Babe; You're So Fine; Blues with a Feeling; Sad Hours; Mean Old World, and more from the harp-blowing blues master.
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 $ 70 PERFECTION BY DAVID MURRAY, GERI ALLEN & TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON (CD)

This much anticipated recording debut of the new jazz supergroup- David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington Power Trio- is dedicated to Ornette Coleman, who passed just days before the recording. The album features (and is named after) Coleman's never before recorded composition, Perfection.
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 $ 75 'GOODNIGHT PETE' PETE SEEGER TRIBUTE AT F&S 2 CDS (CD)

In February, 2014, the Freight was pleased to present "Goodnight, Pete," a free concert and community gathering paying tribute to the music, activism, and life of Pete Seeger.
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 $ 75 ALLIGATOR RECORDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (CD)

Two CDs chock full with over 158 minutes of genuine houserockin' music spanning the label's 45-year history for the cost of a single CD! Features Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Luther Allison, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Albert Collins, James Cotton and many, many more! Housed in a beautiful 6-panel digipak with 24-age booklet featuring liner notes from head 'Gator Bruce Iglauer.
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$101 and Up

 $ 140 CHIMES OF FREEDOM BY BOB DYLAN 4 CD SET (CD)

Four CD collection containing music from Patty Smith, Rise Against, Pete Townshend, Diana Krall, My Morning Jacket, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Jackson Browne, Sugarland, Joan Baez, Flogging Molly, Joe Perry, Bad Religion and many others. Two iconic forces that have impacted the past 50 years -- the life-saving human rights activism of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Amnesty International and the incomparable artistry of Bob Dylan -- are being saluted by musicians who contributed new or previously unreleased recordings to Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. Almost 30 tracks on the album were mixed gratis by famed engineer Bob Clearmountain. Bob Ludwig and Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering donated their mastering services. The album cover illustration is by Grammy Award winning artist Mick Haggerty.
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 $ 150 BRITTEN: WAR REQUIEM BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN (CD)

The composer's 1963 recording remains, after 35 years, the preferred account, unequaled in its scope and emotional intensity. It brings together the three soloists for whom the work was written, chosen not only because of their artistry but because they represented three of the nations most deeply scarred by World War II--the Soviet Union, England, and Germany. Benjamin Britten holds the vast forces together, and the superbly engineered recording captures with chilling exactitude the power and the nuance of his ardent, visionary interpretation. - Ted Libbey
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 $ 150 GARCIA LIVE VOL 6. 7/5/1973 SAN ANSELMO CA, BY JERRY GARCIA (CD)

GarciaLive Volume Six showcases Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders' July 5th, 1973 performance at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, CA. Recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson just five days prior to the seminal performances celebrated on the Live at the Keystone series, GarciaLive Volume Six highlights a particularly adventurous evening at the Lion's Share, a 200 capacity club known for its vibrant music scene which drew regulars like Janis Joplin, Phil Lesh, Van Morrison, and many others. The club's intimacy can be felt throughout the recordings as the band, rounded out by John Kahn on bass and drummer Bill Vitt, frequently launch into extended improvisations fueled by the exchange of energy with the audience.
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 $ 150 ON VINYL ONLY THE WILDERNESS WITHIN BY KHU.EEX (CD)

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 $ 40 KARMU: URBAN SHAMAN BY JANET GILER (PDF VERSION) (Book)

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 $ 50 HERBS FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH BY ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (Book)

In this Storey Basics guide, renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shares her favorite recipes for holistic beauty and body care, including her amazing five-step skin care program and all-natural recipes for herbal cleansers, steams, astringents, creams, therapeutic bath blends, massage oils, shampoos, conditioners, and more.
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 $ 50 HERBS FOR NATURAL BEAUTY BY ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (Book)

Look great, smell wonderful, and feel good as you make your own homemade natural body care products. In this Storey BASICS guide to holistic beauty, Rosemary Gladstar shares more than 30 simple recipes for cleansers, moisturizers, and creams comprised of essential oils and herbs. Make unique shampoos for lustrous, fragrant hair and learn Gladstar's amazing five-step system for glowing skin. Skip the harsh commercial ingredients and use nature's closet to keep your body healthy and beautiful.
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 $ 50 HERBS FOR STRESS & ANXIETY BY ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (Book)

In this accessible guide, best-selling author and renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shows you how to make your herbal remedies to strengthen your nervous system and address a wide range of symptoms,Eincluding panic attacks, depression, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, migraines, herpes, neuralgia, and more.
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 $ 50 I PONY BY VERMIN SUPREME (Book)

What does a future with Vermin Supreme as the President of the United States look like? Free ponies! Zombie-powered energy! Flying winged monkeys! The action is haunting and hilarious in this novella from Vermin Supreme-featuring original art from several talented artists, including Tony Millionaire (Maakies) and John Hagen-Brenner (Church of the SubGenius).
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 $ 60 PARTY MUSIC BY RICKEY VINCENT (Book)

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 $ 60 UPTOWN THIEF BY AYA DE LEON (Book)

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 $ 75 TELETHONS: SPECTACLE, DISABILITY AND THE BUSINESS OF CHARITY BY PAUL K (Book)

Looking back at postwar US history, it seems that a telethon accompanied every social ill, disability, disease, and natural disaster. A unique combination of entertainment and charity, this form of fundraising became a fixture in American life not long after NBC broadcast the first one, hosted by Milton Berle, in 1949. Conceived specifically for the new medium of television, the telethon--a portmanteau of "television" and "marathon"--became the fundraising vehicle of choice for the nation's leading charitable organizations. Marshaling two decades' worth of painstaking research, Telethons provides the first cultural history of the popular phenomenon. It charts the rise of the telethon as a result of five influential charities (most notably, the Muscular Dystrophy Association) and profiles the key figures--philanthropists, politicians, celebrities, corporate sponsors, and recipients--involved. The book also serves as a chronicle of disability history in the postwar US, as Longmore shows the changing depiction of the disabled-from objects of pity in the Fifties and Sixties to figures of empowerment in the late twentieth century. A significant portion of the book analyzes the various clashes between telethon-producing charities and activists in the disability rights movement that have become increasingly frequent since the 1970s. Throughout, Telethons explores familiar staples of the genre such as "poster children," the comedic emcee, and the concept of "conspicuous contribution."
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 $ 80 MEDICINAL HERBS: A BEGINNERS GUIDE BY ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (Book)

Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.
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 $ 80 WAGES OF REBELLION BY CHRIS HEDGES (Book)

Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges-who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class-investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians, and literary figures he shows not only the harbingers of a coming crisis but also the nascent seeds of rebellion. Hedges' message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization. Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Utilizing the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, Hedges describes the motivation that guides the actions of rebels as "sublime madness" - the state of passion that causes the rebel to engage in an unavailing fight against overwhelmingly powerful and oppressive forces. For Hedges, resistance is carried out not for its success, but as a moral imperative that affirms life. Those who rise up against the odds will be those endowed with this "sublime madness." From South African activists who dedicated their lives to ending apartheid, to contemporary anti-fracking protests in Alberta, Canada, to whistleblowers in pursuit of transparency, Wages of Rebellion shows the cost of a life committed to speaking the truth and demanding justice. Hedges has penned an indispensable guide to rebellion.
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 $ 90 HOW TO GROW OLD: ANCIENT WISDOM FOR THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE BY CICERO (Book)

How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman. Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all—and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical guidance, Cicero's brief, charming classic-written in 44 BC and originally titled On Old Age-has delighted and inspired readers, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Jefferson, for more than two thousand years. Presented here in a lively new translation with an informative new introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, the book directly addresses the greatest fears of growing older and persuasively argues why these worries are greatly exaggerated-or altogether mistaken. Montaigne said Cicero's book "gives one an appetite for growing old." The American founding father John Adams read it repeatedly in his later years. And today its lessons are more relevant than ever in a world obsessed with the futile pursuit of youth. Philip Freeman is the editor and translator of How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians and How to Run a Country: An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders (both Princeton). He is the author of many books, including Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar (all Simon & Schuster). He holds the Orlando W. Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
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 $ 90 OVERPOWERED BY MARTIN BLANK (Book)

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 $ 90 THE EXTREME CENTER: A WARNING BY TARIQ ALI (Book)

Britain's leading radical delivers an eviscerating attack on the indistinguishable political elite of the UK. What is to be done in the twilight of democracy? What is the point of elections? The result is always the same: a victory for the Extreme Centre. Since 1989, politics has become a contest to see who can best serve the needs of the market, a competition now fringed by unstable populist movements. The same catastrophe has taken place in the US, Britain, Continental Europe and Australia. In this urgent and wide-ranging case for the prosecution, Tariq Ali looks at the people and the events that have informed this moment of political suicide: corruption in Westminster; the failures of the EU and NATO; the soft power of the American Empire that dominates the world stage uncontested. Despite this inertia, Ali goes in search of alternative futures, finding promise in the Bolivarian revolutions of Latin America and at the edges of Europe. Emerging parties in Scotland, Greece and Spain, formed out of the 2008 crisis, are offering new hope for democracy.
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 $ 100 AMERICAN NUREMBURG BY REBECCA GORDON (Book)

American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes. By Rebecca Gordon. No subject is more hotly debated than the extreme measures that our government has taken after 9/11 in the name of national security. Torture, extraordinary rendition, drone assassinations, secret detention centers (or "black sites"), massive surveillance of citizens. But while the press occasionally exposes the dark side of the war on terror and congressional investigators sometimes raise alarms about the abuses committed by U.S. intelligence agencies and armed forces, no high U.S. official has been prosecuted for these violations - which many legal observers around the world consider war crimes. The United States helped establish the international principles guiding the prosecution of war crimes - starting with the Nuremberg tribunal following World War II, when Nazi officials were held accountable for their crimes against humanity. But the American government and legal system have consistently refused to apply these same principles to our own officials. Now Rebecca Gordon takes on the explosive task of "indicting" the officials who – in a just society - should be put on trial for war crimes. Some might dismiss this as a symbolic exercise. But what is at stake here is the very soul of the nation.
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 $ 100 THE NEW JIM CROW BY MICHELLE ALEXANDER (Book)

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control-relegating millions to a permanent second-class status-even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action." Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.
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 $ 100 UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES BY OLIVER STONE AND PETER KUZNICK (Book)

A companion to Oliver Stone's ten-part Showtime documentary series in the tradition of Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States, this cutting-edge and provocative book challenges the status quo of American history. Multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone (once called "Dostoevsky behind a camera") has directed such iconic movies as Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, Natural Born Killers, and W and is known for his often controversial point of view and probing exploration of weighty historical and political topics. Now, Stone collaborates with esteemed American University professor Peter Kuznick to present our country's "secret history," one that has been unearthed through recently discovered archives and newly declassified material. Filled with poignant photos and little-known historical facts, this book covers the rise of the American Empire and national security state from the late nineteenth century through the Obama administration, revealing how deeply rooted the seemingly aberrant policies of the Bush-Cheney administration are in the nation's past-and why it has proven so difficult for President Obama to significantly change course. By discerning patterns that have previously gone unrecognized and examining the most recently released classified documents, Stone and Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies and ask questions not normally raised. The result is not the kind of history taught in schools or represented on television or in popular movies, and it will come as a surprise to the vast majority of American and global citizens, shocking and astounding both experts and history-lovers alike.
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 $ 120 MORBID SYMPTOMS: RELASPE IN THE ARAB UPRISING BY GILBERT ACHCAR (Book)

Morbid Symptoms - Relapse in the Arab Uprising. Since the first wave of uprisings in 2011, the euphoria of the "Arab Spring" has given way to the gloom of backlash and a descent into mayhem and war. The revolution has been overwhelmed by clashes between rival counter-revolutionary forces: resilient old regimes on the one hand and Islamic fundamentalist contenders on the other. In this eagerly awaited book, foremost Arab world and international affairs specialist Gilbert Achcar analyzes the factors of the regional relapse. Focusing on Syria and Egypt, Achcar assesses the present stage of the uprising and the main obstacles, both regional and international, that prevent any resolution. In Syria, the regime's brutality has fostered the rise of jihadist forces, among which the so-called Islamic State emerged as the most ruthless and powerful. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood's year in power was ultimately terminated by the contradictory conjunction of a second revolutionary wave and a bloody reactionary coup. Events in Syria and Egypt offer salient examples of a pattern of events happening across the Middle East. Morbid Symptoms offers a timely analysis of the ongoing Arab uprising that will engage experts and general readers alike. Drawing on a unique combination of scholarly and political knowledge of the Arab region, Achcar argues that, short of radical social change, the region will not reach stability any time soon.
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 $ 130 SPIRAL: TRAPPED IN THE FOREVER WAR BY MARK DANNER (Book)

Trapped in a forever war by 9/11, in Spiral Mark Danner describes a nation that has been altered in fundamental ways. President Bush declared a war of choice and without an exit plan, and President Obama has proven unable to take the country off what he has called its "permanent war footing." The War on Terror has led to fourteen years of armed conflict, the longest war in America's history. Al Qaeda, the organization that attacked us on 9/11, has been "decimated" (the word is Obama's) but replaced by multiple jihadist and terror organizations, including the most notorious-ISIS. Spiral is what we can call a perpetual and continuously widening war that has put the country in a "state of exception." Bush’s promise that we have "taken the gloves off" and Obama's inability to define an end game have had a profound effect on us even though the actual combat is fought by a tiny percentage of our citizens. In the name of security, some of our accustomed rights and freedoms are circumscribed. Guantanamo, indefinite detention, drone warfare, enhanced interrogation, torture, and warrantless wiretapping are all words that have become familiar and tolerated. And yet the war goes badly as the Middle East drowns in civil wars and the Caliphate expands and brutalized populations flee and seek asylum in Europe. In defining the War on Terror as boundless, apocalyptic, and unceasing, we have, Danner concludes, "let it define us as ideological crusaders caught in an endless war."
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 $ 150 SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS BY ADAM HOCHSCHILD (Book)

"A nuanced look at the messy international allegiances forged during the Spanish Civil War... Hochschild ably explores subtle shades of the conflict that contemporary authors and participants did not want to consider." —Kirkus Reviews
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 $ 150 THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA GUIDEBOOK BY DAVID DOWNS (Book)

My doctor just recommended I try medical marijuana. Now what? Award-winning journalist David Downs gets this question all the time. Thanks to rapid advance of medical marijuana laws and research, Americans have entered a new era of treatment options for the toughest diseases. They have a lot of questions, and The Medical Marijuana Guidebook has the answers. This book is the first concise, professional, mainstream how-to guide to legally and safely access medical cannabis. The Medical Marijuana Guidebook covers: The steps to obtaining a doctor's recommendation for cannabis; How to obtain a state medical marijuana ID card; How to find a caregiver or dispensary; Popular medical uses for marijuana; Ways of using medical marijuana, including vaporizers, edibles, and tinctures; Common dosages and popular strains; Terms like TCH, CBD, indica and sativa, and the science behind the botanical. David Downs is a best-selling author based in San Francisco. A Medill School of Journalism Fellow, Downs has written for WIRED, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Downs is the contributing author of the best-selling book Beyond Buds. A syndicated columnist, and editor, Downs is considered a national expert on cannabis science, policy, and culture, and has appeared on National Public Radio, and lectured at the University of California Berkeley.
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 $ 150 WHO RULES THE WORLD? BY NOAM CHOMSKY (Book)

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 $ 180 CHRIS HEDGES PRA COLLECTION (3 DVDS & 1 MP3 CD)

3 DVD's and 1 MP3 CD from the Pacifica Radio Archives.
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 $ 2000 DINNER & A SHOW WITH AMY GOODMAN

You and a guest join Amy for dinner, visit our NYC studio for a broadcast & studio tour. Scheduled at your convenience (travel and lodging not included).
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