James Ridgeway

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An Essay by Thulani Davis

By Henri Alleg
The riveting 1958 memoir of a French journalist sympathetic to the Algerian independence movement who was imprisoned and questioned under torture by French authorities.

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Articles


Medicare's Poison Pill
MOTHER JONES, September/October 2008

What a drag it is getting old--especially when your government cares more about the drug and insturance companies than they do about you.

In Search of John Doe No. 2
MOTHER JONES, July/August 2007

Federal officials insist that the Oklahoma City bombing case was solved a decade ago. But a Salt Lake City lawyer in search of his brother's killers has dug up some remarkable clues—on cross-dressing bank robbers, the FBI, and the mysterious third man.


Books


The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11
WHAT THE 9/11 REPORT FAILED TO TELL US

An ever-growing number of facts casts clouds of suspicion over the actions and motivations of many key government officials and agencies. The 5 Unanswered Questions cuts through the official accounts and political "spin" to the questions that lie at the heart of this American tragedy.

It's All for Sale
THE CONTROL OF GLOBAL RESOURCES

“James Ridgeway is one of our most astute and bold social critics, and in this book he puts his sharp pen to use in making us aware of how so many things in the world, including human beings themselves, are being turned into something for profit. It is a needed wake-up call, and I hope it will startle us into resisting the commodification of our world.”
—HOWARD ZINN, author of A People’s History of the United States

Baghdad Burning & Baghdad Burning II
GIRL BLOG FROM IRAQ (2 volumes)
By RIVERBEND
Introductions by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella

These two volumes collect the blog entries of a young Iraqi woman living in Baghdad, whose identity remained concealed for her own protection. Calling herself Riverbend, she offeres searing eyewitness accounts of the everyday realities on the ground, punctuated by astute analysis of the politics behind these events.

Burn This House
THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF YUGOSLVIA
Edited by Jasminka Udovicki and James Ridgeway

Comprised of critical, nonnationalist voices from the former Yugoslavia--Muslim, Croatian, and Serbian journalists and historians--this volume portrays the chain of events that led to the recent wars in the heart of Europe.

Blood in the Face
THE KU KLUX KLAN, ARYAN NATIONS, NAZI SKINHEADS, AND THE RISE OF A NEW WHITE CULTURE

The first book to expose the racist far right movements of America and Europe--movements whose participants range from armed underground extremists to mainstream lobbyists and state legislators. It tells their story from the inside out, in interviews, photos, recruiting pamphlets, cartoons, rants, sermons, threats, police reports, and famous last words before the final shootouts.

The Contenders
HILLARY, JOHN, AL, DENNIS, BARAK
With chapters by Laura Flanders, Richard Goldstein, Dean Kuipers, James Ridgeway, and others

Forthcoming in Fall 2007


Films


Blood in the Face
A film by Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty, and James Ridgeway, with interviews by Michael Moore

"A gutsy, scary, almost appallingly funny look at the threatning world few of us see, from a vantage point few could imagine."
--LOS ANGELES TIMES

Feed
A COMEDY ABOUT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
by Kevin Rafferty and James Ridgeway

"This laugh-out-loud funny documentary...links footage shot during the New Hampshire primary with intercepted satellite feeds of the candidates prepping to go on the air...Vote Feed."
--Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE


Archive


A selection of past articles and out-of-print books

Heartbeats of Voudou
By James Ridgeway and Jean Jean-Pierre
NATURAL HISTORY, December 1998

For Haitian drummer Frisner Augustin, drumming is a livelihood, an art, and a religion.

Selected Works

Articles
Medicare's Poison Pill
Remember Bush's signature health care initiative? My life depends on it—and that's not very reassuring.
In Search of John Doe No. 2
The story the Feds never told about the Oklahoma City bombing
Books
The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11
What the 9/11 Report Failed to Tell Us
It's All for Sale
The Control of Global Resources
Blood in the Face
The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads, and the Rise of a New White Culture
Films
Blood in the Face
A film by Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty, and James Ridgeway
Feed
A Comedy About Running for President by Kevin Rafferty and James Ridgeway