Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out

Clifton Ross

Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out is a voyage into Latin America's most exciting experiment of the new millennium, exploring the history and projects of the Bolivarian Revolution through interviews with a range of its participants, from academics to farm workers and those living in the margins of Caracas. This introduction to the revolucion bonita (pretty revolution) offers in-depth interviews, unforgettable images and a lively soundtrack that will open new vistas onto this hopeful human project.

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Poverty Rights, Media Wrongs

In the wake of sustained attacks on homeless people by corporate media outlets such as the San Francisco Chronicle and the relative dearth of poverty rights coverage from alternative media organizations, Media Alliance is launching Poverty Rights Media Wrongs.

Whatever Comes of Not Knowing

Eric Robertson

Like Willian Saroyan, Roberston's humor, imagination and sensitivity awaken the senses to that which is worth celebrating in the human condition.
-- Margot Pepper
Eric Robertson writes with a plainspoken, direct, almost childlike innocence about a world of wonder and cynicism, hope and dread.
--Elaine Katzenberger
Eric Robertson writes with a southern drawl. Actually, he is from the South. Generally, I don't like anything from the South, but a guy that writes about getting baths from his grandmother... is warmly welcome in San Francisco.
-- Mark Schwartz

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Quetzalcoatl

Ernesto Cardenal
Translated by Clifton Ross.

A bilingual edition of a book-length award-winning poem by the militant Roman Catholic priest who was Nicaragua's Sandinista Minister of culture for nearly 11 years. Through 52 poetic fragments, Ernesto Cardenal articulates a multiple vision, constantly constellated by myth that has always been one of the most effective mechanisms of his poetic creation.

ISBN 0-915117-38-X, 57 pages, perfect bound, two color uncoated cover, $11.95.

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September 11 and the U.S.War; Beyond the Curtain of Smoke

Edited By Roger Burbach and Ben Clarke

Published by City Lights and Freedom Voices

Essays providing the essential information needed to understand the origins and consequences of the September 11 attacks, US policies in the Middle East and Southwest Asia and strategies for organizing resistance to the U.S. war.

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Bitterroot

Abena Songbird

These poems offer surprising images that are stunning and fresh. . . new songs to our ears. It's like being in a circle, hearing the diversity of metaphors, from the street to the forest, from a fresh water river to the sewers of a city. . . Abena Songbird's voice is daring and real. –Janice Mirikitani , San Francisco Poet Laureate 2000

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Listen To The Night: Poems To the Animal Spirits of Mother Earth

Mary TallMountain

Listen to the Night Cover

Edited by Ben Clarke
"This posthumous collection of poetry by Koyukon poet and writer Mary TallMountain is a work magnificently conceived. A testament to the strength of a woman fated to spend her life in exile from her native land, TallMountain's work is as clear and penetrating as the wind of northern Alaska, as palpable and lyric as summer in northern California, and as bitter and cutting as Tenderloin streets of San Francisco--all places that she lived, an in which resides her spirit. Aho." Paula Gunn Allen

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A Quick Brush of Wings

Mary TallMountain

"Mary TallMountain weaves into her writing the story of Western civilization's "progress" and the discordant notes it brought to the way of life along the Yukon and within her own life. She retains the memory of her native culture and carries its spirit on in her poems to the many people who are turning with reverence to appreciate and protect `Turtle Island.'"
John Fox
ISBN: 0-9625153-1-0
60 pages, perfect bound paperback
$9.95

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Encounters with the Photography of Dorothea Lange; Introduction by Ben Clarke

Ben Clarke
Dorothea Lange, one of the founders of documentary photography, is best known for her Depression Era work for the Farm Security Administration. Her iconic portrait, the Migrant Mother, has been reproduced thousands of times. Her moving images of Midwestern farm families forced off the land by drought and the corporate takeover of farming were used in the struggle to establish government social programs and collective bargaining rights for workers in the thirties.
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Back to the Streets

George Wynn

In Back to the Streets, George Wynn tells stories of a nation’s poor. Bracing, realistic, archetypal, with a steady-handed objectivity, the writing follows the way cut by Dos Passos and Steinbeck. The vivid sketches gathered in this collection offer glimpses of lives led inside the 21st century Depression.
“George Wynn writes with toughness, sympathy, and great humor about difficult things and dire situations, and wonderfully about the redeeming qualities of literature and human kindness. He makes invisible people visible, and throws light in the darkest of places.”
Elizabeth McCracken
Author of The Giant's House
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