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The Violence of Organized Forgetting
Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine
Henry A. Giroux
"Giroux refuses to give in or give up. The Violence of Organized Forgetting is a clarion call to imagine a different America—just, fair, and caring—and then to struggle for it."—Bill Moyers
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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth
rom The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.
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Neither Settler nor Native
The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities
Mahmood Mamdani
Making the radical argument that the nation-state was born of colonialism, this book calls us to rethink political violence and reimagine political community beyond majorities and minorities.
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MILL TOWN
Reckoning with What Remains
Kerri Arsenault
A galvanizing and powerful debut, Mill Town is an American story, a human predicament, and a moral wake-up call that asks: what are we willing to tolerate and whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival?
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Caste
The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
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Challenging Power
Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World
Cynthia Kaufman
Arguing that we only have democracy when systems of power are held to account, Cynthia Kaufman examines the real work being done to challenge the operations of power that underlie four unruly social problems: climate change, sweatshop labour, police abuse, and economic deprivation.
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Chaos
Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
Tom O'Neill
A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history.
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Surviving Autocracy
Masha Gessen
"A Suetonius for our time," (Kirkus Reviews) journalist and National Book Award winner Masha Gessen presents a piercing takedown of the Trump presidency and how American society has changed in the last four years.
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No Fascist USA!
The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements
Hilary Moore, James Tracy
"Smash fascism! Read this book!"––Tom Morello, songwriter and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine
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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
These chains must be destroyed; this world must be remade. —Recommended by Ivy
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Border Patrol Nation
Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security
Todd Miller
Fast-paced frontline reporting and analysis on the militaristic spread of the U.S. Border Patrol. "What Jeremy Scahill was to Blackwater, Todd Miller is to the U.S. Border Patrol!"--Tom Miller, author, On the Border
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The Meaning of Freedom
And Other Difficult Dialogues
Angela Y. Davis
Though City Lights released this in 2012 and most of the collected speeches within date from 1994-2009, Davis' words are searingly appropriate for the racial, social, and political hellscape we are currently experiencing. We need her more now than ever. ---recommended by Caitlyn
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Green Is the New Red
An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
Will Potter
An insider tells how environmentalists and animal rights activists have become "the number one domestic terrorism threat."
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The Shock Doctrine
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Naomi Klein
At the core of Klein's book is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization, combined withy the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, the "disaster capitalism complex" now exists...

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