Monday, September 18, 2006

Impeach The President

Coming Soon From Seven Stories Press

Impeach the President
The Case Against Bush and Cheney

"This important volume, contributing powerfully to the campaign for impeachment, must be welcomed by anyone concerned for peace, justice, and a truly democratic nation."
-Howard Zinn, from the introduction

"An airtight case for impeaching Bush and Cheney for war crimes and domestic malfeasance. It's high time for legal regime change!"
-Marjorie Cohn President-elect, National Lawyers Guild

"They can say that Homeland Security and FEMA are on the job, but New Orleans proves them wrong. They can say they’re winning the war on terror and the war in Iraq, but everyday the facts belie their claims. They can say they’re protecting our civil liberties and doing everything by the book, but nearly every week brings fresh revelations of their lawbreaking." - Dennis Loo and Peter Phillips, from the conclusion


In the face of the extraordinary and unprecedented threat the White House and its allies present to civil liberties, civil rights, the Constitution, international law, and the future of the planet, this persuasive collection makes the case that a drastically different political dynamic must be created right now.

With a striking introduction by Howard Zinn and contributions from Dennis Loo, Peter Phillips, Judith Volkart, Dahr Jamail, Jeremy Brecher, Jill Cutler, Brendan Smith, Larry Everest, Greg Palast , Nancy Snow, Barbara J. Bowley, Mark Crispin Miller, Kevin Wehr, Richard Heinberg, Lyn Duff, Dennis Bernstein, Bridget Thornton, Lew Brown, Andrew Sloan, Cynthia Boaz, Michael Nagler.

Impeach the President issues a clarion call for a popular movement even more powerful than the antiwar movement ofthe 1960s.

DENNIS LOO is Associate Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona. His specialties include polls, the making of public policy, social movements, and criminology. His recent article,“No Paper Trail Left Behind: the Theft of the 2004 Presidential Election,” has received wide acclaim.

PETER PHILLIPS, director of Project Censored, is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his op-ed pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy.

Title: Impeach the President
Subtitle: The Case Against Bush and Cheney
Author: Dennis D. Loo
Author: Peter Phillips
Language: English
Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Seven Stories Press

Seven Stories Press is an independent book publisher based in New York City, with distribution throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand. We publish works of the imagination by such writers as Nelson Algren, Kate Braverman, Octavia Butler, Harriet Scott Chessman, Assia Djebar, Ariel Dorfman, Martin Duberman, Alan Dugan, Annie Ernaux, Barry Gifford, Stanley Moss, Peter Plate,Charley Rosen, Ted Solotaroff, Lee Stringer, Martin Winckler and Kurt Vonnegut, among many others, together with political titles by voices of conscience, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Tom Athanasiou, the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, The Center for Constitutional Rights, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Shere Hite, Robert McChesney, Phil Jackson, Ralph Nader, Gary Null, Benjamin Pogrund, Project Censored, Luis J. Rodriguez, Barbara Seaman, Vandana Shiva, Leora Tanenbaum, Koigi wa Wamwere, Gary Webb and Howard Zinn . Our books appear in hardcover and paperback, as Open Media books and pamphlets, and in e-book formats,in English and, under our Siete Cuentos imprint, in Spanish. Through sublicenses with our colleagues overseas, Seven Stories books are translated into and published in virtually all languages around the globe. We believe publishers have a special responsibility to defend free speech and human rights wherever we can.

Under the direction of publisher Dan Simon, perhaps no other small independent house in America has consistently attracted so many important voices away from the corporate publishing sector. In 1999, Seven Stories was named the fastest growing independent publisher in America by Publishers Weekly, and in 2000, the second fastest growing. In 2001, Alan Dugan's Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry was the winner of the National Book Award for Poetry, and the press itself was a finalist for a Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Independent Press of the Year. Also in 2001, Harriet Scott Chessman's Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper was named the #1 Booksense 76 Pick for the holiday season, and The Ralph Nader Reader was given the Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Best Book of the Year in the Politics category. In 2002, Alan Dugan received the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, and Poems Seven was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Also in 2002, Alan Dugan was named Massachusetts State Poet, Kurt Vonnegut was named New York State Author, and Noam Chomsky's 9-11 won both a Firecracker Alternative Book Award in the Politics category and the Reader's Poll for the Best 9-11 Book from the New York Press.

On several notable occasions, Seven Stories has stepped in to publish -- on First Amendment grounds - important books that were being refused the right to publish for political reasons, including Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gary Webb's Dark Alliance , about the CIA-Contra-crack cocaine connection, Carol Felsenthal's biography of the Newhouse family, Citizen Newhouse, and distinguished journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's censored essays in All Things Censored. Each year we publish the annual compilation of censored new stories by Project Censored, under the direction of Peter Phillips, most recently Censored 2003.

In response to the political crisis triggered by the attacks on September 11, 2001, Seven Stories has stepped up its publishing on issues regarding U.S. foreign policy, civil liberties, human rights and social justice. Noam Chomsky's 9-11 became the single most influential counter-narrative of dissent, selling over 300,000 copies and was the #1 paperback in Canada throughout 2002. Many other titles were read in unprecedented numbers, Nancy Chang's Silencing Political Dissent, and Tanya Reinhart's Israel/Palestine, Howard Zinn's Terrorism and War, Barbara Olshansky's Secret Trials and Executions, and John Feffer's North Korea/ South Korea—all of which were, like Chomsky's 9-11, published in the Open Media series.

The Open Media series was founded in 1991 as a pamphlet publishing effort in opposition to the Gulf War. Over the past 12 years, the series has established itself as a leader in American peace and social justice publishing. Under the direction of its original co-founder, Greg Ruggiero, the series continues to produce a wide array of critically acclaimed and bestselling scholars, dissidents, and artists, including Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Howard Zinn, Alice Walker, Robert McChesney, Nancy Chang, and Subcomandante Marcos. In 1997 Ruggiero brought the series to Seven Stories Press. In 2001, the series began publishing a larger format called Open Media books. The first in the new format was Noam Chomsky's runaway bestseller, 9-11.

Seven Stories is an important publisher of works of literature in translation, most recently The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis, by Vassilis Vassilikos, and Jean Giono's The Solitude of Compassion . Three forthcoming works of literature in translation for the fall of 2003 are Mikael Niemi's Popular Music from Vittula, a novel of the far north of Sweden that has become the strongest-selling book in Swedish history; Jorge Franco Ramos's Rosario Tijeras, a novel of Colombia by one of that country's hottest young stars; and Memoirs of a Breton Peasant, 1834-1905 by Jean-Marie Déguignet, an amazing and bestselling first person account of the life of a farmer, soldier and raconteur. In January 2001, Seven Stories began semiannual publication of Autodafe , a literary journal of contemporary literature from around the world from the International Parliament of Writers under the direction of its president, Russell Banks, and founding Secretary General, Christian Salmon. In the fall of 2003 we'll publish Autodafe, vol 3: L.T.I., A Manual for Intellectual Survival.

Seven Stories publishes notable works in the area of women's health and contemporary feminism, partly through the efforts of Advisory Board member and Seven Stories author Barbara Seaman, one of the founders of the Women's Health Movement. Included in this part of our publishing program are two books by Rebecca Chalker, A Women's Book of Choices and The Clitoral Truth; two books by Leora Tanenbaum, Slut and Catfight, and Arlene Huysman's The Postpartum Effect: Deadly Depression in Mothers, as well as For Women Only! by Gary Null and Barbara Seaman, and Gary Null's Women's Health Solutions.

For over a decade we have partnered with Project Censored, founded by Carl Jensen and now under the direction of Peter Phillips, based at Sonoma State University in northern California. Project Censored is one America's longest standing efforts to monitor the newsgathering activities and failures of major media outlets, as well as to highlight and encourage alternative media in their efforts to provide the real news necessary to a functioning democracy. As major media increasingly eschews their responsibility in favor of "junk food news" and other types of entertainment and business journalism, the alternative media has increasingly become a source of news for people throughout America. Project Censored and Seven Stories, through the annual publication of Censored, most recently Censored 2003 , has both tracked and contributed to this shift in how news is delivered and how it is received. Features of the book include the Top Ten Censored News Stories of the year, which has a history of identifying important neglected news stories and is widely disseminated in the alternative press, as well as the "Junk Food News" chapter and chapters on hot-button topics as they arise. After many years as a spring publication, in 2002 the book was moved to the fall cycle. Thus, Censored 2003 was available in August 2002, and Censored 2004 will be available in August of 2003.

Siete Cuentos Editorial, Seven Stories's Spanish-language imprint, launched in 2000 and now edited by Sara Villa, represents a major ongoing effort on the part of Seven Stories to introduce important English-language texts to Spanish-language readers on the one hand, for example the Spanish-language editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Nuestros cuerpos, nuestras vidas, a project of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, and Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, La otra historia de los Estados Unidos , and on the other hand to provide Spanish-language readers in the U.S. with the best in fiction and literature written in Spanish. The literary side of Siete Cuentos has published new and classic texts by Ariel Dorfman, including Death and the Maiden, La muerte y la doncella and Heading South, Looking North, Rumbo al sur, deseando el norte, fiction by Ángela Vallvey and Sonia Rivera-Valdés , and in the fall of 2003 we look forward to introducing Jorge Franco Ramos's novel Rosario Tijeras (which will also appear in English under the Seven Stories imprint, translated by Gregory Rabassa).


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