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1 Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action

Leindecker, Silvia & Fox, Michael 1604864001 / 9781604864007 Paperback

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On September 15, 2008, the United States fell into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The same day, we set out on a trip around the country to ask the American people what they had to say about it. In 2010, we went back to see how things had changed. The financial forecasters say the recession is over, but the reality is otherwise. Their stories reveal desperation, indignation, hope, dreams and a disastrous economic breakdown; chaos generated by a system of inequality. But the financial meltdown is just one of several human rights crises now shaking the United States—in housing, education, health care, etc. The solutions to “Crossing the American Crises” are in the hands of the people. Featuring the Vermont Worker’s Center, LA's Bus Rider's Union, Santa Fe's local business Alliance, Oakland's Green Jobs Now, Baltimore’s United Workers, New York’s Poverty Initiative, the U.S. Social Forum, and American workers, truck drivers, farmers, homeless, ex-felons, minorities, natural disaster survivors, indigenous, immigrants, and residents from coast to coast—covering nearly 40 states across the nation. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
2 Cycling Shorts DVD: Short Documentaries About Bicycles

Biel, Joe 1621064638 / 9781621064633 DVD

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What is bicycle culture? It’s what you make of it. Anything can happen: Activists educate the policymakers. Bureaucrats create whimsical public art. Strangers help each other move house by bike. Corporations turn their drive-thrus into bike thrus. Joe Biel’s short movies explore all these phenomena and more as he follows the emergence of modern bike culture over the last ten years of riding the streets of US cities and meeting the characters who are making the magic happen. The twenty eight short documentaries include Martinis in the Bike Lane, One Less Truck, Burgerville’s Bike-Thru, Training for Carmageddon, Hunter-Gatherers Never Looked This Good, Disabled Cyclists, Sunday Parkways, Last Train Out of North America, and many more. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
3 Dispatches 05

1604862173 / 9781604862171 DVD

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Wars crush our humanity. Defeats splinter our movements. Corporate media turns a blind eye to our mounting crises and a cynical one to the people who stand up against them. Against a tide of ignorance, isolation and cynicism, Big Noise Dispatches take you around the world to look war and crisis in the face, but also to witness a shared struggle for survival and dignity in this time of violence. Return of the Warlords Afghanistan’s most notorious warlord is back—at the invitation of the president. Karzai hails his warlord allies as national heroes, but what does their return to political prominence mean for Afghan democracy? (21 min) Curveball Six years into a disastrous war in Iraq, stories have emerged about a staggeringly incompetent pre-war intelligence effort that got nearly everything wrong. . . but the truth is much more troubling. (21 min) Broke Down in Motor City Detroit was once the epicenter of American industry. Today, it is a city in crisis. Broke Down in Motor City is the story of this crisis, and of the people fighting to save their homes and their city.  (21 min) The Continuing Occupation As the American occupation grinds on, Iraq remains in ruins, with over 1 million dead and 4 to 6 million refugees who have not begun to return home. How did the occupation turn into this, and what went wrong? (10 min) 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
4 Dispatches 06

1604863668 / 9781604863666 DVD

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Wars crush our humanity. Defeats splinter our movements. Corporate media turns a blind eye to our mounting crises and a cynical one to the people who stand up against them. Against a tide of ignorance, isolation and cynicism, Big Noise Dispatches take you around the world to look war and crisis in the face, but also to witness a shared struggle for survival and dignity in this time of violence. Jeremy Scahill investigates Blackwater's role in the Nisur Square massacre, Greg Palast tracks American debt speculators to Liberia, Big Noise goes inside the resurgent white power movement in America, and we visit East St. Louis. Blackwater's Youngest Victim Jeremy Scahill's exclusive report on the last man standing between Blackwater and impunity for the mercenary company's role in the massacre of Iraqi civilians in Nisur Square, Iraq. (22 min) Vulture Funds Attack Liberia - Greg Palast travels to Liberia to uncover a scam by American debt speculators to take millions from one of the poorest countries on the planet. But when we showed up to ask them about it at their office in New York, it seemed to have. . . disappeared. (7min) White Power USA From skinheads to border militias to the right wing of the Tea Party Movement, Big Noise takes a disturbing inside look at the resurgence of white nationalism in America. (22 min) East St. Louis Can residents of East St. Louis save their town? Or has it become obsolete - a warning to all American cities facing de-industrialization? (26 min) 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
5 End:Civ Resist or Die

Lopez, Franklin & Jensen, Derrick 1604864796 / 9781604864793 DVD

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END:CIV examines our cultures addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist? The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources. As we write this, the world is reeling from economic chaos, peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and political turmoil. Every day, the headlines re-hash stories of scandal and betrayal of the public trust. We don't have to make outraged demands for the end of the current global systemiit seems to be coming apart already. But acts of courage, compassion and altruism abound, even in the most damaged places. By documenting the resilience of the people hit hardest by war and repression, and the heroism of those coming forward to confront the crisis head-on, END:CIV illuminates a way out of this all-consuming madness and into a saner future. Backed by Jensen's narrative, the film calls on us to act as if we truly love this land. The film trips along at a brisk pace, using music, archival footage, motion graphics, animation, slapstick and satire to deconstruct the global economic system, even as it implodes around us. END:CIV illustrates first-person stories of sacrifice and heroism with intense, emotionally-charged images that match Jensen's poetic and intuitive approach. Scenes shot in the back country provide interludes of breathtaking natural beauty alongside clearcut evidence of horrific but commonplace destruction. END:CIV features interviews with Paul Watson, Waziyatawin, Gord Hill, Michael Becker, Peter Gelderloos, Lierre Keith, James Howard Kunstler, Stephanie McMillan, Qwatsinas, Rod Coronado, John Zerzan, Steven Best, Aric McBay, George Poitras, Shusli, Zoe Blunt, Dru Oja Jay, Maya Rolbin-Ghanie, Shannon Walsh, Macdonald Stainsby, and Mike Mercredi. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
6 First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture

Sheen, David DVD

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First Earth is about a massive paradigm shift for shelterbuilding healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. An audiovisual manifesto filmed over four years on four continents, it proposes that earthen homes are the healthiest housing in the world; and that since it still takes a village to raise a healthy child, we must transform our suburban sprawl into eco-villages. First Earth is not a how-to film, but a why-to film. It establishes the appropriateness of earthen building in every cultural context, under all socio-economic conditions, from third-world communities to first-world countryside, from Arabian deserts to American urban jungles. In the age of collapse and converging emergencies, the solution to many of our ills might just be getting back to basics, for material reasons and for spiritual reasons, both personal and political. First Earth features curving art-poem dwellings in the Pacific Northwest in Canada and the US; thousand-year-old apartment-and-ladder architecture of Taos Pueblo; centuries-old and contemporary cob homes in England; classic round thatched huts in West Africa; bamboo-and-cob structures now on the rise in Thailand; and soaring Moorish-style earthen skyscrapers in Yemen. Featuring appearances by renowned cultural observers and activists Derrick Jensen, Daniel Quinn, James Howard Kunstler, Richard Heinberg, Starhawk, Chellis Glendinning, and Mark Lakeman as well as major natural building teachers Michael G. Smith, Becky Bee, Joseph Kennedy, Sunray Kelly, Janell Kapoor, Elke Cole, Ianto Evans, Bob Theis, and Stuart Cowan. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
7 Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft & Design DVD

Levine, Faythe DVD

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Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members. Todays craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Director Faythe Levine captured the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were conducted on-location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals. The DVDs are packaged in a fold-open digipak, printed on recycled board with vegetable-based inks. There is significantly less plastic than a standard DVD case. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
8 Hunter S. Thompson Balance of Terror Live Lecture in Boulder, Colorado, 1977

Thompson, Hunter S. CD

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2 disc rollicking live lecture from Boulder, Colorado in 1977, this cd set features Thompson at his peak and is quite informative and entertaining. A must have for the Gonzo nut, with a priceless Q & A from the students. The back of the liner notes is hard to make out, but the whole track list is available online. I'll try to improve upon it in future versions. 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
 
9 Making Speech Free

Phillips, Utah 1604863552 / 9781604863550 CD

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“As it happened, most of my greatest teachers were or had been members of the Industrial Workers of the World, the Wobblies. That’s why I became one over forty years ago. These old Wobs showed me a way to get through the world without giving away my mind, body, and soul to a bunch of witless tyrants who only want cheap labor that can be thrown away when they don’t need it anymore. These songs weren’t learned from books or records, but from sitting in front of live people and saying, ‘Sing that again,’ until I finally got it. These stories, polemics, and rants grew out of years of asking questions, listening closely, and trying out what I heard on the world around me. I guess that part of growing up is finally deciding what you authentically inherit, what was it that was passed along to you by our elders. Then it’s our turn to keep it in the world by passing it along. So here it is. Some of it, anyway.” —Utah Phillips. Captured live on May 7, 1999, as part of a Free Speech Teach-In, the inestimable “Golden Voice of the Great Southwest,” delivers 74 minutes of his trademark history, humor, song, and struggle in a signature performance. Utah’s songs and stories remind us to “Don’t Mourn, Organize,” and that we can be inspired, educated, and entertained while we do it. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
10 Maria's Story: A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War

Serrano, Maria DVD

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It is El Salvador, 1989, three years before the end of a brutal civil war that took 75,000 lives. Maria Serrano, wife, mother, and guerrilla leader is on the frontlines of the battle for her people and her country. With unprecedented access to FMLN guerrilla camps, the filmmakers dramatically chronicle Maria's daily life in the war as she travels from village to village organizing the peasant population, and helps plan a major nationwide offensive that led the FMLN into the historic peace pact of 1992. Skirting bullets and mortar attacks, recounting a childhood of poverty and abuse by government troops, suffering the tragic loss of her daughter to enemy fire, and spending precious moments with her husband and surviving daughters, Maria brings viewers to the heart of the fight for a more just society. This critically acclaimed and award-winning film first aired on the PBS Documentary Series, P.O.V. in 1991. Revolutionary in its making, Marias Story broke ground as one of the first documentaries to use small format video. Traveling with only backpacks and solar powered batteries and living on the run with the guerrillas for two months, the filmmakers were able to capture otherwise unattainable footage. The resulting intimate portrait of Maria and her compatriots reveals a universal tale of love and survival in times of war. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the film is available for the first time on DVD. Included is an update of Maria Serrano and her family twenty years after the end of the civil war. DVD contains both English and Spanish versions. Produced by Pamela Cohen and Catherine M. Ryan, Directed by Monona Wali and Pamela Cohen, Camera John Knoop, Featuring English Voiceovers by Alma Martinez and Edward James Olmos. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
11 Suicide Girls: The First Tour DVD

Suicide Girls B000A8AWYQ DVD

Brand New! 

Now comes SuicideGirls: First Tour, a DVD featuring the unique mix of punk and burlesque that made the SuicideGirls first national tour such a hit with audiences. Beyond the stage performances, this DVD follows the women along for an intimate behind-the-scenes look at life in the van, along with exclusive video fantasies conceived and performed by the touring company. The millions who have already discovered SuicideGirls will have to own their first appearance on DVD, while new fans will be curious to see what all the buzz is about. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
12 The Fourth World War

Big Noise Films 656605972923 DVD

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From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, and the North; from Seattle to Genova, and the War on Terror in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq, The Fourth World War is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated in this war. While our airwaves are crowded with talk of a new world war, narrated by generals and filmed from the noses of bombs, the human story of this global conflict remains untold. The Fourth World War brings together the images and voices of the war on the ground. It is a story of a war without end and of those who resist. The product of over two years of filming on the inside of movements on five continents, The Fourth World War is a film that would have been unimaginable at any other moment in history. Directed by the makers of This Is What Democracy Looks Like and Zapatista, produced through a global network of independent media and activist groups, it is a truly global film from our global movement. Narrated by Michael Franti and Suheir Hammad. Reviews: A powerful, radical cry from the frontlines of the war on people. This film captures the spirit of resistance: it is as beautiful and global as humanity itself Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine Inspirational. Essential. It documents the history of the future before it is born...and while we can still do something about it. Peter Wintonick, POV Magazine A daring, courageous, heart-pounding intervention against empire. Patricia Zimmermann, author of States of Emergency 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
13 The Mafia Principle of Global Hegemony

Chomsky, Noam 1604863048 / 9781604863048 CD

Brand New 

The world’s most influential living intellectual, Noam Chomsky, holds forth on the root causes of the conflicts in the Middle East, and talks about hopes for future social change. The renowned foreign policy critic and linguist brings the full force of his rapier-like mind and deadpan wit to bear in slicing through mainstream misconceptions—many of them intentional—about the internal and external politics of Iran and Israel/ Palestine. Chomsky eloquently contextualizes the power of the Israel lobby and the centrality of the U.S. in resolving the underlying antagonisms in the Middle East, as well as weighing in on how U.S. public opinion has shifted over the past several decades and addressing various positive directions for activism. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
14 This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Big Noise Films 656605980225 DVD

Brand New! 

This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a co-production of the IMC and Big Noise Films, weaves the footage of over 100 videographers into a gripping document of what really happened on Seattles streets. The film cuts through the confusion and tear gas to paint an intimate, passionate portrait of a week that changed the world. With narration by Susan Sarandon and Spearhead's Michael Franti, and with a driving soundtrack including Rage Against the Machine, DJ Shadow, DJ Musaka, and Company of Prophets, This Is What Democracy Looks Like is the first documentary to capture the raw energy of the WTO protests, while clarifying their global and historic significance. The Independent Media Center provided a production infrastructure for over 450 media activists during the WTO protests in November 1999. With autonomous, volunteer-run media centers operating in four continents, ten countries and twenty-one cities, the IMC represents a new and powerful emerging model for independent media. Special features include complete interviews with Subcomandante Marcos and Noam Chomsky, additional video shorts, action guide and photo slideshow. Reviews: A truly ground-breaking accomplishment! Beautiful, passionate, stunning...it embodies the spirit of the protests. Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine Democracy is pepper spray to your cynicism. San Francisco Examiner This documentary, like the protest, turns Art into Action. The Village Voice 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
15 Zapatista

Big Noise Films 656605903125 DVD

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January 1, 1994. The day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Mayan soldiers take over half the state of Chiapas, declaring a war against the global corporate power they say rules Mexico. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. It is the story of a Mayan peasant rebellion armed with sticks and their word against a first world military. It is the story of a global movement that has fought 175,000 federal troops to a stand still and transformed Mexican and international political culture forever. Narration by: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Darryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos and Geronimo Pratt. Featuring interviews with: Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky, Comandante Tacho, David and Zebedeo, Mayor Insurgente Ana Maria, Javier Elorriaga, Zach de la Rocha and more. Music by Rage Against the Machine. Special features include complete interviews with Subcomandante Marcos and Noam Chomsky, additional video shorts, action guide and photo slideshow. Reviews: The Reality seen through this camera is more real. Subcomandante Marcos 
Price: 19.95 USD

     



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