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ricardo dominguez on 27 Feb 2001 18:00:08 -0000


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[Nettime-bold] Autonogram 5: 16 Ounces of Grass only $20!


Greetings one and all --

Here's your occasional book report and general update from your 
hard(ly)-at-work comrades at Autonomedia. In this email, you'll find 
new book listings, price breaks on our calendars, new features to the 
Autonomedia web site, and updates on books-in-progress. For list 
removals, please check the note at the end of the email.

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"Grass: the Paged Experience"  accompanies "Grass, the Movie," the 
2000 award-winning documentary film by Ron Mann. Through vast 
archival imagery, new graphics by Paul Mavrides, and Mann's text, the 
book navigates through the history of marijuana prohibition in the 
US, focussing both on the legislative and extra-legal machinations 
developed and also on the popular media manipulations employed to 
legitimize these restrictions.

The book also includes essays by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum on pot and 
film, Dr. John Morgan on pot and music, and Keith Stroup of NORML on 
the past and present politics of pot, and is introduced by 
actor/activist Woody Harrelson. The book is in full color (even the 
text pages!), and reproduces the feeling of the film quite well. If 
you saw the film and wanted to see it again, or more likely, if you 
enjoy marijuana but wonder why the film never made it to your local 
corporate moviehouse, you're sure to enjoy this wonderful book.

http://www.autonomedia.org/grass is our web page featuring the book.
http://www.grassthemovie.com is a Flash-heavy site promoting the film.

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Voyeurism, edited by Kathy High and Maria Venuto with guest editors 
Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak and Nayan Shaw, is the latest issue of 
FELIX: A Journal of Media Arts & Communications, distributed by 
Autonomedia. VOYEURISM includes articles, interviews, and artist 
pages by over 60 different artists from the U.S. and Canada, and 
explores the complex nature of the topics of voyeurism, surveillance, 
and the pleasures and risks of watching. 336 pages, 7.5x10.5 inches 
paperback, $15. You can find this and other issues of FELIX on our 
website by following the links in the bookstore to Autonomedia 
Distribution.

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If you still need a calendar for 2001, our Saints and Sheroes are 
still available, and we've cut the price to $4 each, no limit. If you 
don't know the calendars, check the web site or email me for details: 
ben {AT} autonomedia.org

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If you haven't checked http://www.autonomedia.org in a while, have a 
look soon. We've added an interactive calendar of local events, and 
our message board has had lots of activity on such topics as DIY 
media, Pacifica and WBAI, political origins of the Black Block, and 
the continuing Zapatista struggle. Additionally, the radical linkbank 
contains nearly 1500 links to global autonomous movement in all its 
facets, organized both geographically and by topic. For all of these 
features, click on the various picture icons on the left side of our 
home page.

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Among our spring releases are the following show-stoppers:

"LAB U.S.A." by Kevin Pyle, a 160pp. graphic investigation into the 
history of government and commercial medical research on 
disenfranchised subjects, particularly prisoners and low-income 
populations. Due out in April.

"I'm Still Thinking" by Miro Stefanovic, a 192pp. collection of 
political cartoons by this dissident Serbian cartoonist.

"Hacktivism," edited by the Electronic Disturbance Theater, an 
insider's history of electronic civil disobedience by the 
perpetrators of various FLOODNET actions.

"Digital Resistance" by the Critical Arts Ensemble. Essays on 
tactical resistance in the digital realm from the collective authors 
of "Electronic Disturbance," "Electronic Civil Disobedience," and 
"Flesh Machine."

"Auroras of the Zapatistas: Local and Global Struggles of the Fourth 
World War," by the Midnight Notes Collective. This book looks both at 
Mexico's Zapatista revolution directly, and at its enlightening and 
heating effects on the new social struggles elsewhere against the 
latest forms of capitalism, neo-liberalism and globalization.

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