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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 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...

"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." [1]



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  1. About, Seven Stories Press, accessed December 18, 2007.