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Claim Your Independence!

Independence Day is just around the corner—July 4th—and in celebration we’ve put together a wide selection of inspired books on sale from some of our very independent-minded authors. There’s never been a better time to speak out against injustices, stand up together for our rights and take action to preserve sovereignty, community and democracy.

ForeWord magazine just named Chelsea Green its Independent Publisher of the Year for 2011, recognizing us for our many groundbreaking books that help people be more independent, and help communities become more resilient. This has been our commitment for almost 28 years, and the need for these books has never been greater as our planet faces huge challenges.

Get the tools you need to organize in your community by taking advantage of our Independence Day Book Sale, now through July 15th.

As always, we’d love to hear from you with any thoughts about our work here at Chelsea Green. Please join the conversation with us and our authors on Facebook [1] and Twitter [2]. Thank you for everything you do for your community and our planet. Happy reading from the folks at Chelsea Green Publishing. P.S. Make sure to sign up for our June Book Giveaway [3]. We are giving away a book a day for the whole month of June and each entry goes toward the Grand Prize drawing for a selection of our 10 most recent releases. Click here to enter [3].



Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

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Retail Price: $19.95
Sale Price: $12.97
As demonstrators worldwide demand change, Occupy World Street offers a sweeping vision of how to reform our global economic and political structures, break away from empire, and build a world of self-determining sovereign states that respect the need for ecological sustainability and uphold human rights. In this refreshingly detailed plan, Ross Jackson shows how a handful of small nations could take on a leadership role; create new alliances, new governance, and new global institutions; and, in cooperation with grassroots activists, pave the way for other nations to follow suit. “Ross Jackson presents us with an extraordinary global plan to tackle the multiple crises of our times—awesome in conception, sensitive in detail, and realistic enough to succeed.”—Richard Register, author of Ecocities—Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature. Take a peak and browse the preview of the book. READ IT HERE… [5]

2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

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Retail Price: 24.95
Sale Price: $16.22
Commemorating the fortieth Anniversary of The Limits to Growth, 2052 asks, what will happen to humanity over the next forty years? We know that much needs to change to make our future more sustainable. But will we rise to the occasion? How much change is likely to occur? And how do we prepare to live good lives in the world that is likely to emerge? These are the questions that propelled Jorgen Randers, a renowned analyst of global trends, to ask dozens of leading experts around the globe to weigh in with their best predictions on how our economies, energy supplies, natural resources, climate, food, fisheries, militaries, political divisions, cities, psyches, and more will take shape in the coming decades. Chapter 1: Worrying About the Future, An Excerpt from 2052. READ IT HERE… [7]

The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family

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Retail Price: $26.95
Sale Price: $17.52
Feminists opened up thousands of doors in the 1960s and 1970s, but decades later, are U.S. women where they thought they’d be? The answer, it turns out, is a resounding no. Looking back over five decades of advocacy, Madeleine Kunin (Vermont’s first female governor and the nation’s third) analyzes where progress stalled, looks at the successes of other countries, and charts the course for the next feminist revolution—one that mobilizes women, and men, to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that can improve the lives of women and strengthen their families. Chapter Two: Back to the Family After All. READ IT HERE… [9] Follow her on Facebook [10] and Twitter [11]!

Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity

Retail Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $11.67
Local economy pioneer Michael Shuman shows investors how to put their money into building local businesses and resilient regional economies—and profit in the process.   Shuman demystifies the growing realm of local investment choices—from institutional lending to investment clubs and networks, local investment funds, community ownership, direct public offerings, local stock exchanges, crowdfunding, and more. He also guides readers through the lucrative opportunities to invest locally in their homes, energy efficiency, and themselves.
In this article, Michael Shuman offers “Ten Reasons for Financial Optimism (if you invest locally).” FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE… [13]

DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education

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Retail Price: $14.95  Sale Price: $9.72
What we need to know is changing more quickly than ever, and a rising tide of information threatens to swamp knowledge and wisdom. America cannot regain its economic and cultural leadership with an increasingly ignorant population. Our choice is clear: Radically change the way higher education is delivered, or resign ourselves to never having enough of it. The future lies in personal learning networks and paths, learning that blends experiential and digital approaches, and free and open-source educational models. Increasingly, you will decide what, when, where, and with whom you want to learn, and you will learn by doing.

Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

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Retail Price: $10.00  Sale Price: $6.50
Don’t Think of an Elephant! is the definitive handbook for understanding what happened in the 2004 election and communicating effectively about key issues facing America today. In this book Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also breaks down the ways in which conservatives have framed the issues, and provides examples of how progressives can reframe the debate.

Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth


List Price: $17.95  Sale Price: $11.67
As George Bernard Shaw once said, “All progress depends on unreasonable women.” And in Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, the eminently unreasonable Wilson delivers a no-holds-barred account of how she—a fourth-generation shrimper, former boat captain, and mother of five—took a turn at midlife, unable to stand by quietly as she witnessed abuses of people and the environment.
“An unstoppable tale of true bravery . . . This book will shake the ground beneath your feet.” —Janisse Ray, author of Pinhook
Chapter One – Made In Texas, An Accidental Activist. READ IT HERE… [16]

The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity

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Retail Price: $14.95Sale Price: $9.72
How could the best and brightest (and most highly paid) in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? What caused this mess in the first place? What can Main Street do about it? In The Looting of America, Leopold debunks the prevailing media myths that blame low-income home buyers who got in over their heads, people who ran up too much credit card debt, and government interference with free markets. “Les Leopold’s account of the economic crisis is the clearest and most accessible that I have seen. It gives a reader with little economics or financial background a riveting description of how Wall Street tore down our economy and what we can do about it. It’s a page turner we all should read.” —Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers

The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

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Retail Price: $13.95 
Sale Price: $9.07
In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, bestselling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile. You will be shocked and disturbed by this book….Wolf explores the underlying ‘ten steps’ that allow dictatorships to emerge and crush dissent and democracy. By the end of this ‘Letter to a Patriot’ you will be driven to action.”—Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights

America, Fascism, and God: Sermons from a Heretical Preacher

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Retail Price: $12.00 
Sale Price: $7.80
Religion and politics have always been a potent mix. History is littered with times when that combination caused sweeping death and destruction, when it fueled aggression and oppression—and when it gave fascism a religious and diplomatic face. In this series of incisive and inspired sermons, Reverend Davidson Loehr takes aim at the unholy alliance of corporate money, political power, and religious fundamentalism that is threatening both our political and our economic democracy. But Loehr’s words provide little comfort to liberals and progressives who have stubbornly clung to a radical individualism and an amoral secularism. America, Fascism, and God is a call—first to understand that religion has been hijacked and debased. And then to take it back.


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