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    The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
    Edward S. Herman
    The author presents a scathing analysis of the US media's imbalanced coverage of . . . terror and its impact upon public perception of the problem. The comparison of the media treatment of Lech Walesa and Luis da Silva, and Andrei Sakharov and Jose Luis Massera is exemplary. In this work, which challenges the conventional analysis of terrorism, Herman pulls no punches. His harsh and direct assessments and his choice of language will offend a great many. Be offended, read this book.
  • Who Really Pays the Taxes?
    Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele
    The authors supply diverse statistics showing that the wealthy really do escape a fair share of taxes and Congress happily colludes in the scheme.
    Who Will tell the People?
    William Greider
    Greider shows us the realities of power in Washington today, uncovering the hidden relationships that link politicians with corporations and the rich, and that subvert the needs of ordinary citizens.
    Killing Hope
    U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
    Corporate Predators
    The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy
    William Blum
    From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum provides the most comprehensive study of the ongoing American holocaust.
    Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
    If major corporations don't like a law, they can invest millions in campaign con tributions, lobbyists and political advertisements. If those efforts don't result in a chang e in the law, the corporations can just ignore it...
    Open Veins of Latin America :
    Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
    First World, Ha Ha Ha! : The Zapatista Challenge
    Eduardo H. Galeano
    This book is a masterpiece. A superbly written, excellently translated, and powerfully persuasive exposť of the rape of Latin America. Its not pretty, but the truth never is.
    The Mexican Zapatista Army's march in 1994 provoked a national crisis in the country, challenging current trends in Mexican politics and management or social concerns. The Chiapas uprising was a direct attack on current world order: in this collection U. S. and Mexican writers document the background for the movement and reveal its philosophies and impact.
    Rich Media, Poor Democracy Diet for a Small Planet
    Robert McChesney
    Robert McChesney argues that the media have become a significant anti-democratic force in the United States, and, to varying degres, worldwide. The book exposes several myths about the media--in particular that the market compels media firms to "give people what they want."
    Frances Moore Lappe
    Twenty years ago and three million copies later, the extraordinary book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating is still a complete guide for eating well in the '90s. This 20th anniverary edition offers an all-new,even more fascinating philosophy on changing ourselves--and our world--by changing the way we eat.
    Desert Mirage : The True Story of the Gulf War Gassed in the Gulf: The Inside Story of the Pentagon-CIA Cover-up of Gulf War Syndrome
    Martin Yant
    Carefully documented, scathing indictment of the Persian Gulf War as a "war of deception" amounting to outright fraud by US leaders. Mainstream press and some sources outside it to gather disturbing evidence about this highly groomed war in which "media manipulation and censorship took [on] new and sinister forms."
    Patrick Eddington
    Patrick G. Eddington was an award-winning analyst at the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center for almost nine years. His opinion pieces have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Army Times.
    Deterring Democracy When Corporations Rule the World
    Noam Chomsky
    Chomsky reveals a world in which the United States exploits its advantage ruthlessly to enforce its national interests - and in the process destroys weaker nations. The new world order (in which the New World gives the orders) has arrived.
    David C. Korten
    Korten exposes the harmful effects globalization is having on all areas of life--economics, politics, society, and the environment--and outlines a grassroots strategy for getting corporations out of politics and creating a world responsive to human needs and the natural environment.
    Lock Down American
    Christian Parenti
    In California, prison spending eclipsed higher education; Starbucks, Jansport and Microsoft all use prison labor to package their products; Corrections Corporations of America has been dubbed a 'theme stock for the 90s.'
    Vegan; The New Ethics of Eating
    Erik Marcus
    ...a compelling book that explains why the vegan diet is healthier, more humane, & safer for people & the planet... debunks the myth that animal products are a necessary part of the human diet....
    Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy
    The Grapes of Wrath
    Steinbeck, John
    Forced from their home, the Joad family is lured to California to find work; instead they find disillusionment, exploitation, and hunger.
    Robert McChesney
    In this book, the author of Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy traces the emergence of the global media monopoly, describes what the main players are up to, and details how the Internet is being brought under their control.
    Many Are the Crimes; McCarthyism in America
    Ellen Schrecker
    Tracing the way that a network of dedicated anticommunists created blacklists and destroyed organizations, this broadbased inquiry reveals the connections between McCarthyism's disparate elements in the belief that understanding its terrible mechanics can prevent a repetition.
    Brave New World
    Aldous Huxley
    Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.
    Media Control - The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
    Noam Chomsky
    "...The issue is whether we want to live in a free society or whether we want to live under what amounts to a form of self-imposed totalitarianism, with the bewildered herd marginalized, directed elsewhere, terrified, screaming patriotic slogans, fearing for their lives and admiring with awe the leader who saved them from destruction, while the educated masses goose-step on command and repeat the slogans they're supposed to repeat and the society deteriorates at home. We end up serving as a mercenary enforcer state, hoping that others are going to pay us to smash up the world..."
    Catch-22 Toxic Sludge Is Good for You!
    Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
    Joseph L. Heller
    Catch-22 is like no other novel we have ever read. It has its own style, its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilarity to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting.
    John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton
    Blows the lid off of today's multi-billion-dollar propaganda-for-hire PR industry. Naming names, this book reveals how public relations wizards concoct and spin the news, organize phony "grassroots" front groups, spy on citizens and conspire with lobbyists and politicians to thwart democracy.
    Globalizing Civil Society; Reclaiming Our Right to Power Assault on the Liberty
    David C. Korten
    Indicts the world's governments for failing to address growing hunger, housing shortages, unemployment, poverty, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. He examines the causes of this global crisis and offers fresh solutions reflecting sustainability, community, and equity.
    James M. Ennes, Jr.
    Ennes was an officer on board the USS Liberty when it was attacked and 34 of its crew killed in 1967. Ennes was aghast that the whole affair should be hushed up. Consequently, he set about the arduous task of interviewing dozens of officials, and collating hundreds of documents.

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