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Taking Liberties: Prisons, Policing and Surveillance in an Age of Crisis
virus295 (2003) CD - $12.00
In this collection of timely lectures, Christian Parenti guides us through the ugly world of capitalist state repression. Are the "Prison-industrial Complex","War on Terror" and the "USA Patriot Act" responses to new "phantoms" threatening the U.S., or just manifestations of a pre-existing agenda?

Christian Parenti is the author of Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. He is a Soros Senior Justice Fellow of the Open Society Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the CUNY Graduate School's Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. He has a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics. He teaches at the New College of California, in San Francisco. He has worked as a radio journalist in Central America, New York and California. His father, Michael Parenti, is a respected historian and author. (Check out his father's 2006 AT dvd "Rulers of the Planet"!)

Christian is a regular contributor to numerous publications, including : Salon, The Nation, San Diego Union Tribune, Washington Post, the Progressive, In These Times, Christian Science Monitor, and the New York News Day.



1. "Capitolism: Crisis and Responce" (11:22)
2. "Violating The Law" (2:04)
3. "State Repressions" New Suit" (1:45)
4. "Surveillance Prior To 911" (6:31)
5. "Deciphering The U.S.A. Patriot Act" (9:23)
6. "New Definition Of Terrorism" (1:05)
listen to "New Definition Of Terrorism"   MP3 (1022.5 kB)
7. "Application Of The Law" (3:46)
8. "The Cultural War" (3:33)
9. "The New Threat" (3:10)
listen to "The New Threat"   MP3 (2.9 MB)
10. "The Rise Of Political Islam" (6:04)
11. "Political Islam In Afghanistan" (14:22)
12. "The War On Terror-"The Whole Thing"" (3:32)
listen to "The War On Terror-"The Whole Thing""   MP3 (3.2 MB)

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