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The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times
by Paul Rogat (edt) Loeb
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What keeps us going when times get tough? How do we keep on working for a more humane world, no matter how hard it sometimes seems? In a time when our involvement has never been needed more, this anthology of political hope will help readers with the... (read more)

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Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America
Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America
by Jeffrey Stout
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"The subject of civil society ranks among the most important topics of contemporary democracy. Jeffrey Stout treats this subject in a manner that is original, bold, and saturated with concrete detail. This is an important book for all friends of... (read more)

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The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
by Paul Rogat Loeb
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What keeps us going when times get tough? How do we keep on working for a more humane world, no matter how hard it sometimes seems? In a time when our involvement has never been needed more, this anthology of political hope will help readers with the... (read more)

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Ordinary Person's Guide To Empire
Ordinary Person's Guide To Empire
by Arundhati Roy
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Just in time for the elections, Arundhati Roy offers us this lucid briefing on what the Bush administration really means when it talks about “compassionate conservativism” and “the war on terror.” Roy has characteristic fun in... (read more)

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Conflict Mediation Across Cultures
Conflict Mediation Across Cultures
by David W Augsberger
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Pathways and patterns.... (read more)

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Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life
Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life
by Frances Moore Lappe
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Three out of five Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, feel our country is headed in the wrong direction. America is at the edge, a critical place at which we can either renew and revitalize or give in and lose that most precious American ideal... (read more)

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Death of the Liberal Class
Death of the Liberal Class
by Chris Hedges
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For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class— the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions—have collapsed. In its... (read more)

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How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
by David Bornstein
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Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein's How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship--in which men and women around the world are finding innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic... (read more)

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Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives (Pap)
Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives (Pap)
by Mark R Warren
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"Mark Warren's comprehensive case study of the Industrial Areas Foundation is a major contribution to the growing literature on coalition politics. Indeed, it is the best empirical study ever written on multiracial collaboration to address social... (read more)

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Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street
Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street
by John Nichols
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The protest movement that captivated the nation and paved the path for Occupy Wall Street. More than 100,000 public employees, teachers, students, and their allies descended on the capital in Madison, Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker announced his... (read more)

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Artists in Times of War (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
Artists in Times of War (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
by Howard Zinn
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"Political power," says Howard Zinn, "is controlled by the corporate elite, and the arts are the locale for a kind of guerilla warfare in the sense that guerillas look for apertures and opportunities where they can have an effect." In his new book... (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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Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel
Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel
by Marty Jezer
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The author takes a look into the life of Abbie Hoffman. The focus is on Abbie's life as an activist: the social, cultural, and political milieu in which he worked; the ideas that inspired his work; and what happened to America when he put his ideas into... (read more)

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Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics
Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics
by Howard Zinn
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Historian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade. Original Zinn is a collection of their conversations, showcasing the acclaimed author of A People's... (read more)

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Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
by Kalle Lasn
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"Engrossing, exciting [...] This book compels us to rethink our approaches to economics ..."  —Literary Review of Canada From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Meme Wars: The Creative... (read more)

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Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse
Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse
by Nathan Schneider
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"Objective journalism, this is not."—The New York Observer "The balanced book on Occupy I've been waiting for: sharp journalistic observation and insider knowledge, big picture knowledge of movement dynamics and attention to the telling details... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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"The title might give the impression that this book would be at home on Patton's shelf, but a glance at the chapter headings shows the book's true heart and mind: 'The Myth of War,' 'The Plague of Nationalism,' 'The Highjacking and Recovery of Memory... (read more)

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Politics the Wellstone Way: How to Elect Progressive Candidates and Win on Issues
Politics the Wellstone Way: How to Elect Progressive Candidates and Win on Issues
by Wellstone Action
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This volume is a workshop in book form, providing the detailed framework needed to jump-start a new generation of activists, and instructing people on becoming better organizers, candidates, campaign workers, and citizen activists.... (read more)

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Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists
Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists
by Bets Leondar Wright
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Movements for social change could be more powerful if they had more class diversity—a factor that has limited their past size and clout. But attempting to cross class barriers has frequently left middle-class activists frustrated, with few... (read more)

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Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change
Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change
by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Love in Action offers essays on nonviolence, peace, and reconciliation. Thich Nhat Hanh writes eloquently in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. on the need for mindfulness and altruistic love as the basis for political action.... (read more)

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