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Hopes and prospects - Noam Chomsky

In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.

Washington rules: America's path to permanent war - Andrew Bacevich

For the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged.

The world as it is: Dispatches on the myth of human progress - Chris Hedges

Drawing on two decades of experience as a war correspondent and based on his numerous columns for Truthdig, Chris Hedges presents The World As It Is, a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad.

Making the future: Occupations, interventions, empire and resistance - Noam Chomsky

Taken together, Chomsky's essays present a powerful counter-narrative to official accounts of the major political events of the past four years.

The great war for civilisation: The conquest of the Middle East - Robert Fisk

A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region for over thirty years, The Great War for Civilisation unflinchingly chronicles the tragedy of the region from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution; from the American hostage crisis in Beirut to the Iran-Iraq War; from the 1991 Gulf War to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Dismantling the empire: America's last best hope - Chalmers Johnson

In his prophetic book Blowback, published before 9/11, Chalmers Johnson warned that our secret operations in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe would exact a price at home.

The untold history of the United States - Peter Kuznick and Oliver Stone

The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history.

Neoliberalizing the military

"Globalization" has finally come to the military. This means massive downsizing, even more privatization, the slashing of health benefits for soldiers, and a major push in the direction of drone based warfare.

Two FSAO Members share their experience as war resistors on active military duty

A brief account of soldiers affiliated to Chicago's Four Star Anarchist Organization attempts to organize within the military and avoid being shipped off to Iraq and Afghanistan.

US warplane sabotaged at Shannon airport

An anonymous group has subverted security at Shannon airport in Ireland, and damaged an American military aeroplane. They have issued a communique outlining their actions, which is reproduced here.