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Noam Chomsky
The Instinct for Cooperation

Instinct for Cooperation is a graphic novel conversation with Noam Chomsky and Jeffrey Wilson. Illustrated by Eliseo Gouveia, the book brings Chomsky's political analysis to bear on real people's stories on...

Howard Zinn, William Schaap, Joanne Ball, Alexander Cockburn, Karl Mayer, William Styron, Terry Shaw /Wilbert Tatum
Choosing the News: Who Sets the Agenda

Howard Zinn, William Schaap, Joanne Ball, Alexander Cockburn, Karl Mayer, William Styron, Terry Shaw, and Wilbert Tatum.

Haskell Wexler, John Sayles, Kristi Jacobson, David Barsamian
Working Class Movies

Haskell Wexler recounts his experiences starting in 1946 as a filmmaker and cinematographer. “As the Cold War developed unions were decimated, all the unions that were active in favor of...

Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg
U.S. Nuclear War Policy

How many times have we come close to destroying the world? You don’t want to know. In this discussion, Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg review the disturbing historical record. They...

Alternative Radio
Israel-Palestine Backgrounder

The Israel-Palestine question is too controversial for most media organizations. But not for Alternative Radio. The following six programs aired on nearly 200 radio stations. Miko Peled - An Israeli...

Noam Chomsky
Chomsky on Linguistics Gold Collection

30 CDs. Programs including: Generative Grammar - 2 CDs. What is Language? - 1 CD. Pedagogy of the Oppressed - 2 CDs. Fifty Years of Linguistics at MIT - 2 CDs....

Abby Martin
Corporate Media & U.S. Empire

Renowned Indian writer Arundhati Roy once assured an American audience that the United States might enjoy a collective sigh of relief when it finally gives up on being an empire....  

Mahmoud Darwish
The Poetry of Palestine's National Poet

This program features some of Darwish's finest poems, including "Promises," "The Roses and the Dictionary," "My Mother" and "Passport." You will hear the poems in Arabic followed by English translation....

The Poetry of Rumi

2 CDs An overview of the life and work of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, 13th century Persian poet, jurist and theologian. This inspirational program includes poetry in verse and song as well...

Ramzy Baroud
Palestine: After the Last Sky

Mahmoud Darwish, the national poet of Palestine in a famous couplet asks, Where should we go after the last frontiers, where should the birds fly after the last sky? For...  

Alternative Radio
2000 Years of Chinese Poetry

As part of AR’s World Poetry Series, David Barsamian interviewed Bill Doub, a scholar of Oriental culture and former CU professor. Doub and his wife Nancy edited the Asian Studies...

David Swanson, Pete Kilner
Is War Ever Justifiable?

In 1970, at the height of the U.S. wars in Indochina Edwin Starr came out with his classic song: “War.” In it he asks, “War, what is good for?” And...  

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