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David Barsamian
14th Annual State of the World Address

Each September, as part of the So, You’re a Poet reading series, AR Director David Barsamian delivers a State of the World Address at one of his favorite haunts in...

Victor Navasky
Naming Names: The Hollywood Blacklist

Interviewed by David Barsamian & S.K. Levin

Michael Parenti
Monopoly Culture and Academic Freedom

"I've been kicked out of some of the best universities in the U.S," declares Michael Parenti. He recounts how his political activism cost him jobs in Vermont and Illinois. Among...

John Galm: Cuban and Brazilian Music

Featuring Professor of Music at CU Boulder John Galm in performance and interview. Mr. Galm is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in, and teaches, percussion instruments and music history, including those...

Cornel West
On the Road to Freedom

Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19th is recognized as African American Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. It marks the day...  

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...

Daniel Berrigan
Faithful Peacemaking in a War-Making State

Berrigan outlines a grammar of dissent and calls for an ethical housecleaning of the “Just War” theory. Just War is invoked to give a moral and juridical guise to a...

Naomi Klein
The Radical Leap

Political organizers are aware of “wedge issues” that divide us and “web issues” that bring us together. What could be more unifying than saving the planet? The Earth is heating...  

Noam Chomsky
Chomsky 87th Birthday Interview

The latest in the historic series of Chomsky-Barsamian interviews.  (2CDs) Alexander Cockburn used to quip that the two greatest disasters to befall the United States in the 20th century both...

Noam Chomsky
The Nature of Capitalism

(2CDs) Chomsky talks about the economic system and corporate crime. He says it’s not just GM and Volkswagen. “It’s across the board. Johnson & Johnson, the huge pharmaceutical firm, is...

Noam Chomsky
Deciphering Foreign Policy

2 CDs Bernie Sanders, then Mayor of Burlington, opened up City Hall for Chomsky to decipher some of the standard tropes surrounding the selling of U.S. foreign policy to the...

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