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Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky
Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky
by Nicholas Von Hoffman
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In Radical, Nicholas von Hoffman tells the story of Saul Alinsky, the “father” of community organizing. Von Hoffman, who worked with Alinsky for years, gives a moving, often funny portrait of his mentor, a man who forever changed American... (read more)

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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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The Way of Ignorance: And Other Essays
The Way of Ignorance: And Other Essays
by Wendell Berry
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Setting aside abstraction in favor of clarity, coherence, and passion, this new book provides a setting of immediate danger and profound hope. The core of this collection offers an exhilarating sense of purpose and a clear call to action.... (read more)

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Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson: A Psychohistorical Memoir
Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson: A Psychohistorical Memoir
by S Brian Willson
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After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace protester and pacifist, and this memoir details the drastic governmental and social change he has spent his life fighting for. Chronicling his personal struggle with a... (read more)

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Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, Revised and Expanded Edition
Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, Revised and Expanded Edition
by Roy Gutman
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Originally published in 1999, this A-to-Z guidebook of wartime atrocities has received worldwide acclaim and has been translated into eleven languages. Now substantially updated, with sixteen new entries, this concise guide to the broken rules of war... (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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Refusenik!: Israel's Soldiers of Conscience
Refusenik!: Israel's Soldiers of Conscience
by Peretz Kidron
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This moving book is a first-time look at Israeli soldiers who have refused orders on moral grounds, earning the name of "Refusenik" along with a prison sentence. These are the stories of people who believe in their country, but not in its actions beyond... (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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News for a Change: An Advocate's Guide to Working with the Media
News for a Change: An Advocate's Guide to Working with the Media
by Lawrence Ma Wallack
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News for a Change provides step-by-step instructions for working with the media to promote social change. The authors are seasoned activists in the use of media advocacy -- the strategic use of news media, advertising and community organizing to change... (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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Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification & the Umoja Village Shantytown
Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification & the Umoja Village Shantytown
by Max Rameau
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In October 2006, a group of housing activists called Take Back the Land seized control of a plot of public land in Miami, Florida and built an encampment that would become known as the Umoja Village Shantytown, a living reminder of the lack of low-cost... (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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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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Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence
Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence
by Jose Antonio Orosco
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Long overshadowed by Martin Luther King and Gandhi, Cesar Chavez conducted his protests following a strong belief in nonviolent action to achieve the goal of equal opportunity for all.... (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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Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action That Changed America
Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action That Changed America
by Writers For The 99%
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"An essential and galvanizing on-the-ground account of how oxygen suddenly and miraculously flooded back into the American brain."—Jonathan Lethem For two months in fall 2011, Zuccotti Park, squeezed deep in a canyon between bankers' skyscrapers in... (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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The Radical Reader:  A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition
The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition
by Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John McMillian
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Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, union organizers, civil rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought to... (read more)

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