Category Archives: books

Books – Consumer & Corporate Issues

Action for a Change: A Student’s Manual for Public Interest Organizing – Ralph Nader In this action-oriented manual, Ralph Nader answers the plea of college students: What can we do about pollution and consumer injustice? How can students and other … Continue reading

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Books – Government Corruption

Breaking Through Power – Ralph Nader In Breaking Through Power, Nader draws from a lifetime waging—and often winning—David vs. Goliath battles against big corporations and the United States government. This is classic Ralph Nader, a crystallization of the core political beliefs … Continue reading

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Books – Activism

Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling Progressive Politics in America by Dana R. Fisher Fisher examines the history and rationale behind political outsourcing on the Left, weaving together frank interviews with canvassers, high-ranking political officials across … Continue reading

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Books – Government

A Brief History of the Future By John Naughton A Citizen’s Guide To Impeachment By Alan Hirsch, Esq. An Unbroken Agony: From Revolution to Kidnapping of a President By Randal Robinson An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan By Jason Elliot … Continue reading

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Books – Biography and Movement Chronicles

A Colossal Wreck: American Diaries From the Time of Clinton to Obama by Alexander Cockburn A Matter of Opinion By Victor Navasky Antonio Gramsci By Antonio A. Santucci Alfred E. Smith: The Happy Warrior By Christopher M. Finan Anarchy!: An … Continue reading

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Books – American History

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals (for students in grades 5-9) Edited by Michelle Bollinger and Dao X Tran 1491 By Charles C. Mann A History of America in Ten Strikes By Erik Loomis A People’s History of the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Books – Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender

Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance By Richard Bruce Nugent Men and Lesbianism By Elizabeth Ladenson Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization By Jasbir Kaur Puar Skin By Dorothy Allison The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA By … Continue reading

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Books – Health Care & Food Safety

America’s Mighty Medical-Industrial Complex: Negative Impacts and Positive Solutions by Dr. John Geyman An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back By Elisabeth Rosenthal Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make … Continue reading

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Books – Environment/Green Energy/ Water Rights

Acting for Nature By Sneed Collard III and Action for Nature Addicted to Oil: America’s Relentless Drive for Energy Security By Ian Rutledge Against All Odds: The Green Transformation of American Politics By John Rensenbrink An Inconvenient Truth By Al … Continue reading

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Books – Civil Rights/Race

Most of this list from #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor . A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America By Ronald Takaki A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law By Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch, Bryan Stevenson, … Continue reading

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