Get the tools you need to organize in your community by taking advantage of our August Activism Book Sale, now through August 30. From the sassy style of Diane Wilson, to the in-depth knowledge of Edward Girardet, and practical pointers from Jamie Court and George Lakoff.
As you enjoy the dog days of summer, we’ve got the books to fire you up! All of these inspiring, empowering books are 25% off.
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speaks at 2011 Environmental Action conference – watch video.
Jailed more than 50 times for civil disobedience, Diane Wilson is an activist, shrimper, and all around hell-raiser whose first book, An Unreasonable Woman, told of her battle to save her bay in Seadrift, Texas.
Here she tells of her experience as an activist taking on Union Carbide, co-founding the women’s anti-war group Code Pink, famously covering herself with fake oil and demanding the arrest of BP CEO Tony Hayward.
In a gripping, personal account, Girardet delivers a story of Afghanistan’s resistance fighters, foreign invaders, mercenaries, spies, aid workers, Islamic extremists, and others who have defined Afghanistan’s last thirty years of war, chaos, and strife.
“Ed Girardet has accumulated more experience in Afghanistan than almost anyone else in the press corps, and the result is a truly remarkable book about a completely misunderstood country.” -Sebastian Junger, author of War
THE END OF AMERICA: Letters of Warning to a Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf “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
How can progressives get what they believed they voted for? Court tells readers how to heat up their issue, take grassroots action, organize their community, use publicity to their advantage, employ Internet and social media to build support, and get the change they want.
“This book is the manual for holding Democratic feet to the fire.“ -Howard Dean
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.
Diane 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. Since then, she has launched legislative campaigns, demonstrations, and hunger strikes -- and generally gotten herself in all manner of trouble.