RISE UP TO SUPPORT AR NOW

Help AR spread its progressive message to larger audiences at a time when it's particularly needed! We have no underwriters, government grants or advertising income. Radio stations receive our programming free of charge. We depend solely on you, our listeners, to sustain us.

We welcome your tax-deductible contributions for any amount. Send your check to RISE UP-Alternative Radio, PO Box 551, Boulder, CO 80306. Or just give us a call at (800) 444-1977, Monday–Thursday 8:30–4:30pm, Mountain Time.

DonateSubscribe Subscribe Monthly

Essential reading

Books only available to U.S. addresses.

Books

Requiem for the American Dream book cover

Noam Chomsky
Requiem for the American Dream

What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in America today? They're simple enough: reduce democracy, shape ideology, redesign the economy, shift the burden onto...

Who Rules the World? book cover

Noam Chomsky
Who Rules the World?

In his latest book Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking...

Free Women Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism book cover

Camille Paglia
Free Women Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

From the fiery intellectual provocateur— and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equality—a brilliant, urgent essay collection that both celebrates modern feminism and challenges us to build an...

Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire book cover

Eqbal Ahmad, David Barsamian
Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire

Long out of print. Haymarket has published it now with a new forward by Pervez Hoodbhoy. Confronting Empire is probably Barsamian's most influential interview book. "Eqbal Ahmad, perhaps the shrewdest...

A People's History of the United States, 1492-Present (BOOK) book cover

Howard Zinn
A People's History of the United States, 1492-Present (BOOK)

By Howard Zinn. pp 729. New 2016 Edition, Introduction by Anthony Arnove, $20. The masterwork by the legendary historian is a must have for your library and the perfect gift....

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America book cover

Michael Eric Dyson
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, Michael Eric Dyson's articulate and brilliant voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion....

The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with Edward Said book cover

David Barsamian
The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with Edward Said

David Barsamian interviews Edward Said. Introduction by Eqbal Ahmad. With a new preface by Nubar Hovsepian. Haymarket Books, March 2010; 180 pages. Gathered here are five wide-ranging interviews with the...

The Death of a Nation and the Future Arab Revolution book cover

Vijay Prashad
The Death of a Nation and the Future Arab Revolution

“The Arab Spring was defeated neither in the byways of Tahrir Square nor in the souk of Aleppo,” he explains. “It was defeated roundly in the palaces of Riyadh and...

The Once and Future Ocean book cover

Peter Neill
The Once and Future Ocean

Water, that is hydraulic society, is the new paradigm,” Peter Neill writes in The Once and Future Ocean. “And if you accept that, and see how it works on the...

Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics book cover

Howard Zinn, David Barsamian
Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics

David Barsamian interviews Howard Zinn. Foreword by Arundhati Roy. Harper Perennial, 2006; 167 pages. A collection of conversations with David Barsamian touching on such diverse topics as the American war...

Howard Zinn: The Future of History book cover

Howard Zinn, David Barsamian
Howard Zinn: The Future of History

David Barsamian interviews Howard Zinn. Common Courage Press, 1999; 192 pages. Who will control the past - and the future? In these panoramic interviews (1989-1998), Howard Zinn makes sense of...

Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism book cover

Richard Wolff, David Barsamian
Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism

In these eye-opening interviews with prominent economist Richard Wolff, David Barsamian probes the root causes of the current economic crisis, its unjust social consequences and what can and should be...

Islamophobia & the Politics of Empire book cover

Deepa Kumar
Islamophobia & the Politics of Empire

In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a “war on terror” ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia. However, 9/11 did not create Islamophobia,...

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age book cover

Stuart Schaar
Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

This book is an intellectual biography of the great Pakistani critic and analyst, Eqbal Ahmad. Schaar and Ahmad studied together at Princeton University and were life-long friends and political scholars...

Terrorism: Theirs & Ours book cover

Eqbal Ahmad, David Barsamian
Terrorism: Theirs & Ours

This Open Media Pamphlet Series edition (59 pp.) features edited transcripts from Eqbal Ahmad's lecture at the University of Colorado, October 12, 1998 and excerpts from David Barsamian's extensive interviews with...

On Anarchism book cover

Noam Chomsky
On Anarchism

On Anarchism sheds a much-needed needed light on the foundations of Chomsky’s thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. The book gathers his essays and interviews...

What Kind of Creatures Are We? book cover

Noam Chomsky
What Kind of Creatures Are We?

From the Columbia Themes in Philosophy series. In clear, precise, and nontechnical language, Chomsky elaborates on 50 years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own...

Power Systems book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire Interviews with David Barsamian  pp 211, 2013. In this collection of conversations,  Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate...

How the World Works book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
How the World Works

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky Edited by Arthur Naiman Soft Skull Press, 2011; 336 pages. According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is "arguably the most important intellectual alive."...

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post 9-11 World book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post 9-11 World

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. Metropolitan/Holt, 2005; 228 pages. (More than 60,000 copies in print.) Timely, illuminating, and urgently needed, this volume of interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David...

What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. Metropolitan Books, 2007; 240 pages. In this new collection of conversations, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United...

Propaganda and the Public Mind book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
Propaganda and the Public Mind

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. Haymarket Books, 2015; 256 pages. Out of print for several years, this classic has just been reissued with a new introduction by Chomsky. In this...

Masters of Mankind book cover

Noam Chomsky
Masters of Mankind

Essays and lectures by Noam Chomsky, 1969-2013, pp. 167, Haymarket Books, 2014. In this collection of essays, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky exposes the real...

Because We Say So book cover

Noam Chomsky
Because We Say So

Because We Say So presents more than thirty concise, forceful commentaries on U.S. politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counter-narrative to...

The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile book cover

Arundhati Roy, David Barsamian
The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile

David Barsamian interviews Arundhati Roy. South End Press, 2004; 180 pages. OUT OF PRINT. Limited number of copies left. A skillful interviewer can reveal aspects of a writer's voice in...

Targeting Iran book cover

David Barsamian
Targeting Iran

By David Barsamian. Interviews with Noam Chomsky, Ervand Abrahamian and Nahid Mozaffari. City Lights Open Media, 2007; 144 pages. Iran and the United States are on a collision course. David...

Speaking of Empire and Resistance: Conversations with Tariq Ali book cover

Tariq Ali, David Barsamian
Speaking of Empire and Resistance: Conversations with Tariq Ali

David Barsamian interviews Tariq Ali. The New Press, 2005; 240 pages. A prolific and eloquent writer, Tariq Ali is also a captivating conversationalist. Speaking of Empire and Resistance captures him...

Stenographers to Power book cover

David Barsamian
Stenographers to Power

In Barsamian's first interview book David interviews cogent media critics Noam Chomsky, Ben Bagdikian, Alexander Cockburn, Mark Hertsgaard, Michael Parenti, Erwin Knoll and Jeff Cohen in this out-of-print collectors' edition.

PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights book cover

Katha Pollitt
PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt breaks down the complications of the abortion debate and shines a light on what "pro-life" means in practical terms. Giving women the decision of when and how they...

The Chomsky Trilogy book cover

Noam Chomsky
The Chomsky Trilogy

Three slim volumes: 1) Secrets, Lies & Democracy, 2) The Prosperous Few & the Restless Many, 3) What Uncle Sam Really Wants. Three fact-filled, illusion-shattering masterpieces. Out of print. Collector's Item.

(800) 444-1977
info@alternativeradio.org