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With your gift of $50 or more, you can have your choice of one of the following books, DVD, or one-year of webhosting from the nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN):


Healing Appalachia by Al Fritsch and Paul Gallimore
The University Press of Kentucky (UPK) is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. UPK’s editorial program focuses on the humanities and the social sciences. The UPK has donated the book’ “Healing Appalacia”,which is the first book to apply “appropriate technology,” or the simplest level of technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, specifically to the Appalachian region. Authors Al Fritsch and Paul Gallimore, examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that are concerned with such issues as food preservation, land use, shelter, and transportation.

Citizen Powered Energy Handbooks by Greg Pahl
Chelsea Green Publishes on the politics and practices of sustainable living. Chelsea Green is also a member of the Green Press Initiativea and prints their books and catalogs on chlorine-free recycled paper, using soy-based inks, whenever possible. Chelsea Green has donated the book “Citizen Powered Energy Handbook”, providing a clear-eyed view of the current energy situation and points toward a sustainable path forward. Greg Pahl examines renewable energy technologies currently available and homes in on strategies that can be adopted by individuals and, especially, communities.

Failed States by Noam Chomsky
Henry Holt is one of the oldest publishers in the United States. Today the publication program focuses on American and international fiction; biography, history and politics; science, psychology and health; and books for children. Henry Holt has donated the renowed book “Failed States” by Noam Chomsky, showing how the United States itself shares features with other failed states — suffering from a severe “democratic deficit,” eschewing domestic and international law, and adopting policies that increasingly endanger its own citizens and the world.

Tragedy & Farce by Robert McChesney and John Nichols
Tragedy and Farce dissects the media failures of recent years and show how they expose the decline in resources and standards for political journalism–as well as the methodical campaign by the political right to control the news cycle. John Nichols and Robert McChesney argue that during the 2004 election and throughout the Iraq war and occupation, Americans have been starved of democracy’s oxygen: accurate information.


A Progressive Response to an Undemocratic Media” is a 90-minute video featuring MAIN executive director Wally Bowen outlining how our nation lost a democratic media in the decades following the Civil War – and how we can get it back. This DVD is a great way to learn about the impending corporate-takeover of the Internet, and how the growing national media reform movement is tackling this core civil liberties challenge. Check out this DVD to see how MAIN and WPVM are on the leading edge of creating a more democratic media!

Iraq For Sale
Filmmaker and political activist Robert Greenwald is the director/producer of “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers” (2006), an expose of what happens when corporations go to war; as well as “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” (2005), detailing the retail giant’s assault on families and American values; and “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism” (2004), about the right-wing opinion factory known as Fox “News.” His newest film, “Iraq for Sale”, is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. Greenwald takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

Other Gifts:

($100) Web Hosting with the Mountain Area Information Network
MAIN offers a complete package of domain hosting options for commercial and noncommercial accounts. A domain hosted by MAIN gives you, your business or your organization an easily recognizable “top-level” Internet address. As long as the name you want is available, MAIN can host it for you.
MAIN’s commercial domain hosting services includes 250 MB of disk space, 20 e-mail accounts and a complete package of services.
1 year domain hosting account - $150