On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S.

Forthright anecdotes and interviews fill this eye-opening account of the beginning of the underground newspaper move. Stemming from frustration with the inability of any mainstream media feedback of the Vietnam warfare, the construction of the papers was once emboldened by way of the victories of the Civil Rights–era, anticolonial routine within the 3rd international and using LSD. within the 4 brief years from 1965–1969, the subversive press grew from 5 small newspapers in 5 towns within the usa to greater than 500 newspapers—with thousands of readers—all over the area. tales by way of the folk concerned with the creation and distribution of the papers, comparable to invoice Ayers, Paul Buhle, Paul Krassner, and Trina Robbins, carry the background of the circulate to lifestyles. Full-color scans taken from a large diversity of courses, from the Berkeley Barb and the Los Angeles unfastened Press to Chicago Seed and Screw: The intercourse Review, also are incorporated, displaying the exceptional strength that fueled the counterculture of the 1960s.

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Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs (Paperback) - Common

David Nutt ("the scientist sacked by means of the government") explains the technology of what medicinal drugs are and the way they paintings. This we could us quantify and evaluate the harms attributable to varied medicinal drugs. With this data we will be able to substantially rework medicinal drugs legislations, and highly lessen crime and the entire different social, fiscal and overall healthiness harms.

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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

During this awesome autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took via London—and the nightmares, melancholy, and paranoia to which he turned prey—under the effect of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a hyperlink among creative self-expression and addiction, Confessions seamlessly weaves the results of substances and the character of desires, reminiscence, and mind's eye. First released in 1821, it cleared the path for later generations of literary drug clients, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and expected psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by way of introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Cocaine Diaries: A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare

By Jeff Farrell, Paul Keany

‘It won’t occur to me. That’s what i presumed whilst I received at the aircraft to Venezuela. however it did – I received caught.’

Caught smuggling part one million euros’ worthy of cocaine, Paul Keany was once sexually assaulted through Venezuelan anti-drugs officials sooner than being sentenced to 8 years within the infamous Los Teques felony outdoors Caracas. There he was once plunged right into a nightmarish global of coke-fuelled killings, gun battles, stabbings, extortion and compelled starvation moves until eventually ultimately, simply over years into his sentence, he won early parole and launched into a bold break out from South the United States . . .

Aided via his wide legal diaries, Keany unearths the real horror of lifestyles inside of Los Teques: a stunning underworld at the back of bars the place inmates pay safeguard funds to stick alive, prostitutes do the rounds and titanic quantities of cocaine are smuggled in for cell-block bosses to promote directly to prisoners for enormous earnings. The Cocaine Diaries is a impressive tale, advised through Keany with honesty, braveness or even humour, regardless of figuring out that each day in the back of bars could have been his final.

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Kokain

By Lasse Wierup

Kokainet flödar i Sverige. Den vita drogen har gått från att vara en exklusiv jet set-markör until eventually massans nya sätt att festa. Glöm yuppies och åttiotal. Tänk byggjobbare, forskare, bloggtjejer, mäklare, tatuerade gängmedlemmar och mängder av artister, journalister, brats och Båstadsfantaster.

Under 2000-talet har kokainet nått nya användare och kanske är det inte så konstigt. Kokainisterna själva vittnar om den ultimata självförtroendehöjaren, guldkanten i tillvaron, ett slags skumpa i pulverform som inte gör en complete och dum. Olagligt? Förvisso. males, som Grammis-vinnaren Andreas Kleerup sa i en Aftonbladet-intervju, "det är ju fortkörning också". Samtidigt råder fortfarande starka tabun kring bruket. Många kända svenskar har åkt quick, males nästan ingen har trätt fram och berättat vad de sökt och funnit i drogen.

Sett i ett större perspektiv är kokainet långt mer än enbart en fråga om enskilda svenskar. För att tillgodose "vårt" behov begår människor och organisationer på andra platser i världen de grymmaste handlingar. Colombias regering har i tjugo år, med stöd av united states, utkämpat ett blodigt krig mot drogerna. Trots det har odling och export inte minskat. Gerillan, eliten, militären, bönderna, politikerna - alla är på ett eller annat sätt påverkade av den våldslogik som genereras av denna miljardindustri. Och i botten finns Colombias fattiga som i brist på alternativ säljer sig som odlare, skördare, transportörer, väktare eller yrkesmördare.
Mexikanska karteller har lower than senare år tagit över stora delar av handel och smuggling från Latinamerika, och fraktar ton av kokain until united states, eller through Västafrika until eventually Europa. Sedan ett par år rasar ett krig mellan två stora allianser av karteller i Mexiko, ett krig som bara less than 2008 krävde five seven-hundred människoliv. Allt fler varnar för att Mexiko riskerar att förvandlas until eventually en "failed state", en stat styrd i det fördolda av kriminella intressen.
Den som köper ett gram kokain på Stureplan, i Eskilstuna eller på Hisingen håller efterfrågan uppe och bidrar därmed until eventually att problemen i andra delar av världen kvarstår. males det är det antagligen lätt att bortse från i festens rus. Lika lätt som det är att inte tänka på att det "rena", vita pulvret ofta färdats i en livrädd, kanske skuldsatt och tvingad, människas mage och kommit ut tarmvägen.

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Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution

By Terence McKenna

For the 1st time in exchange paperback, the seriously acclaimed counterculture manifesto through the wildly renowned McKenna. "Deserves to be a latest vintage on mind-altering medicinal drugs and hallucinogens."--The Washington publish. pictures and illustrations.

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Marijuana (Drugs: The Straight Facts)

By Randi Mehling

Medicines are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but directly evidence approximately medications aren't. medicines: The directly evidence fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a ancient and medical method of studying approximately medicines, their use, and their influence at the user's health and wellbeing. discover the historical past of marijuana in the course of the a while, the neurochemical pathway of the psychoactive section of marijuana, and present traits and attitudes towards its use.

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