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Public Power in the Age of Empire is a transcription of Arundhati Roy’s major address to the 99th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 16, 2004, in which she brilliantly examines the limits to democracy in the world today. Bringing the same care to her non-fiction that she brought to her Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, Roy discusses the need for social movements to contest the occupation of Iraq and the reduction of "democracy" to elections with no meaningful alternatives allowed. She explores the dangers of the "NGO-ization of resistance," shows how governments that block nonviolent dissent in fact encourage terrorism, and examines the role of the corporate media in marginalizing oppositional voices.

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“The scale of what Roy surveys is staggering. Her pointed indictment is devastating.”

“Reading Arundhati Roy is how the peace movement arms itself. She turns our grief and rage into courage.”

blog — November 01

Celebrating 40 Years of Project Censored

Did you know that the U.S. military is deployed in 70% of the world's nations? Or that leaked State Deptartment cables show that the U.S. planned to instigate civil strife in Syria as early in 2006? What about the chronic problem of medical neglect in private, for-profit, U.S. immigrant-only jails?

No? Neither did the rest of the world. That's because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation's "free press" every day. For the past forty years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print. They also just hosted a jam-packed Media Freedom Summit and co-founded the Global Critical Media Literacy Project in partnership with the Action Coalition for Media Education and the graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University.

To celebrate, we're showcasing Censored 2017 at a 25% off online discount and offering 50% off Censored backlist titles (from Censored 1996 to Censored 2006), along with select Seven Stoires books on media literacy, including titles by Arundhati Roy and Noam Chomsky.

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Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, for which she was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997. Since then she has published several acclaimed works of nonfiction, including An Ordinary Person’s Guide to War Talk, The Cost of Living, and Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Roy received the Lannan Award for Cultural Freedom in 2002, the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004, and the Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing in 2011. Standing out among contemporary authors for her unflinching criticism of capitalism and neoliberalism, Roy was listed by Time in 2014 as among the 100 most influential people in the world. She lives in New Delhi, India.