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David Barsamian
Resistance in the Age of Trump

Today in a country where magical thinking is heard at the highest levels of government, facts are up for grabs. You have your narrative. I have mine. Recall Trump aide...

Michael Parenti
JFK Assassination: Gangster Nature of the State

Recorded on the 30th anniversary of the JFK assassination this is a fiery talk given by a great orator. In his unique style, Michael Parenti gives a detailed account of...

Noam Chomsky
The Lessons of Vietnam

2 CDs The U.S war on Vietnam and Laos and Cambodia is shrouded in mythology. After the massive death and destruction President Carter was asked about reparations and he said...

Sender Garlin
The Real Mother Jones

Mary Harris Jones, (1830-1930), widely known as Mother Jones, achieved fame by her role in organizing textile workers in Pennsylvania and coal miners in West Virginia and Colorado. Her radicalism...

Sender Garlin
Clarence Darrow

Howard Zinn
History & Politics

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Ravi Shankar
India's Great Sitarist in Concert

A wonderful rare live recording featuring maestro Ravi Shankar and his long time accompanist Allah Rakha on tabla. You’ll hear two ragas in this concert recorded at Macky Auditorium on...

Sender Garlin
The Life and Times of Joe Hill

Join veteran journalist Sender Garlin in an exploration of Joe Hill’s life, the legendary Swedish born union activist and organizer and talented songwriter. Hill was executed in 1915 in Utah where he...

Noam Chomsky
On Power & Ideology

Chomsky is at his best during this stand-and-deliver keynote address in Chicago. He discusses the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of State...

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

The anti-Communist hysteria rampant in the U.S. in the 1940s and 1950s is often called the McCarthy period. But the red baiting and persecution started even before McCarthy was elected...

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...

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