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Changing Course: Windcall and the Art of Renewal
Changing Course: Windcall and the Art of Renewal
by Susan Wells
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Too often those engaged so deeply in working for social change, for the welfare of others, or just being fully engaged in trying to make things better in small ways, do not take the time to care for themselves. Susan and Albiert Wells set out to find a... (read more)

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My Body Politic: A Memoir
My Body Politic: A Memoir
by Simi Linton
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"I read My Body Politic with admiration, sometimes for the pain that all but wept on the page, again for sheer exuberant friendships, for self-discovery, political imagination, and pluck. . . . Wonderful! In a dark time, a gift of hope. -Daniel Berrigan,... (read more)

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Co-Operative Internet Learning
Co-Operative Internet Learning
by William Jr Coughlan
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This book combines together historical, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory, as well as some minimal Buddhist logic, into a co-operative process to enable the reader to develop an Internet co-op school.... (read more)

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Gift of Time the Case for Abolishing Nuc
Gift of Time the Case for Abolishing Nuc
by Jonathan Schell
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From the author of The Fate of the Earth, a stirring new call to the nuclear age. When Jonathan Schell's monumental best-seller The Fate of the Earth was published in 1981, it was hailed by The New York Times as "an event of profound historical... (read more)

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Yes Men
Yes Men
by Yes Men
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This is the companion book to The Yes Men, a United Artists movie that came out in 2004. It follows two anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate the World Trade Organization on TV and at business conferences around the world. The story... (read more)

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Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration
Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration
by Chris Carlsson
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Monthly in cities around the world, bicyclists take over the streets in an "organized coincidence" called Critical Mass. Riding along several hundred strong, hooting and hollering, whistling, laughing and singing; it is a coup on wheels, a... (read more)

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Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision (BK Currents)
Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision (BK Currents)
by Thom Hartmann
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Millions of working Americans talk, act, and vote as if their economic interests match those of the megawealthy, global corporations, and the politicians who do their bidding. How did this happen? According to Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, the... (read more)

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Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency
Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency
by Kristian Williams
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"Together, the writers sound a sobering warning: the American government is an iron fist in a velvet glove whose purpose remains preserving the status quo and enriching the rich."— Publishers Weekly What happens when the techniques of... (read more)

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No More Prisons
No More Prisons
by William Upski Wimsatt
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In this follow-up to the underground best-seller Bomb the Suburbs, William Upski Wimsatt's No More Prisons expands its focus out of culture and into politics. Hybridization is favored over ideology, with an emphasis on democracy and community-empowerment... (read more)

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The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted For-- A Direct Democracy T
The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted For-- A Direct Democracy T
by Jamie Court
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Change is no simple matter in American politics-a fact that Americans have recently learned well. Elections rarely produce the change they promise. After the vote, power vacuums fill with familiar values, if not faces. Promises give way to fiscal... (read more)

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Insurrection: The Citizen Challenge to Corporate Power
Insurrection: The Citizen Challenge to Corporate Power
by Kevin Danaher
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Half of the worlds 100 largest economies are not nations, they are corporations. A mere 500 companies control 70 percent of world trade. Such concentrations of wealth pose a clear and present danger to the health of our democracy. Corporate campaign cash... (read more)

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Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight
Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight
by Jon Wiener
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Combines an abridged transcript of the Chicago Eight trial in 1969 with astute commentary by historian Jon Wiener.... (read more)

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Searching for Peace: The Road to Transcend (Peace by Peaceful Means)
Searching for Peace: The Road to Transcend (Peace by Peaceful Means)
by Johan Galtung
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This new, updated and extensively revised edition of Searching for Peace is one of the first books to bridge the gap between peace and conflict studies, world order and globalisation. Revealing deep structures and deep cultures of violence and finding in... (read more)

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Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits (Revised)
Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits (Revised)
by Jason Salzman
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At a time when more and more people are becoming activists, this thoroughly revised and updated edition of Making the News explains how to generate news coverage of any important issue or nonprofit cause – and to do so within a reasonable budget... (read more)

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Take It Personally: How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World
Take It Personally: How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World
by Anita Roddick
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A consumer revolution is taking hold across the globe. Daily news reports tell us of the sweatshops that produce Gap clothing, the child labor that goes into Nike running shoes, and the deplorable demands that are put on the agricultural workers who... (read more)

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The Words of Peace
The Words of Peace
by Irwin Abrams
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This inspirational volume features excerpts from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches since the award's inception in 1901, along with biographical notes on each winner and a complete chronology. Selected by the world's foremost historian of the Nobel... (read more)

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My Heart It Is Delicious: Setting the Course for Cross-Cultural Health Care: The Story of the Center for International Health
My Heart It Is Delicious: Setting the Course for Cross-Cultural Health Care: The Story of the Center for International Health
by Biloine W Young
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MY HEART IT IS DELICIOUS is the amazing and inspiring story of how a baker's dozen of Minnesota volunteers responded to an international health crisis half a world away and helped transform refugee medical care across the globe. When the American Refugee... (read more)

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Life Inspired Tales of Peace Corps Servi
Life Inspired Tales of Peace Corps Servi
by Peace Corps
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Twenty-eight first-person stories, recount the unique experience of being a Peace Corps Volunteer.  Compelling, inspiring, sometimes funny, often poignant, these stories represent the breadth of Peace Corps work, the countries it serves, and its... (read more)

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You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times
by Howard Zinn
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An inspiring autobiography . . . in the tradition of Martin Luther King's 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail.' --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, National Public Radio Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively,... (read more)

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A View from the Eye of the Storm: Terror and Reason in the Middle East
A View from the Eye of the Storm: Terror and Reason in the Middle East
by Haim Harari
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In 2004, internationally known physicist Haim Harari was invited to address the advisory board of a major multinational corporation. In a short speech he offered a penetrating analysis of the components of terror, and presented a passionate call for a... (read more)

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