Road Map for Revolutionaries

Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All

Author: Elisa Camahort Page,Carolyn Gerin,Jamia Wilson

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399581650

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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A handbook for effective activism, advocacy, and social justice for people of all ages and backgrounds. Are you ready to take action and make your voice heard, but don't know how to go about it? This hands-on, hit-the-ground-running guide delivers lessons on practical tactics for navigating and protecting one's personal democracy in a gridlocked, heavily surveilled, and politically volatile country. If you want to start making a difference but don’t know what to do next, Road Map for Revolutionaries provides the resources needed to help you feel safer, more empowered, invested in, and intrinsic to the American experiment. The book addresses timely topics such as staying safe at protests, supporting marginalized communities, online privacy, and how to keep up the fight for the long term, breaking down key issues and outlining action steps for local, state, and federal levels of government. Visit roadmapforrevolutionaries.com.

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Rules for Revolutionaries

How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Author: Becky Bond,Zack Exley

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587284

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution Rules for Revolutionaries is a bold challenge to the political establishment and the “rules” that govern campaign strategy. It tells the story of a breakthrough experiment conducted on the fringes of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign: A technology-driven team empowered volunteers to build and manage the infrastructure to make seventy-five million calls, launch eight million text messages, and hold more than one-hundred thousand public meetings—in an effort to put Bernie Sanders’s insurgent campaign over the top. Bond and Exley, digital iconoclasts who have been reshaping the way politics is practiced in America for two decades, have identified twenty-two rules of “Big Organizing” that can be used to drive social change movements of any kind. And they tell the inside story of one of the most amazing grassroots political campaigns ever run. Fast-paced, provocative, and profound, Rules for Revolutionaries stands as a liberating challenge to the low expectations and small thinking that dominates too many advocacy, non-profit, and campaigning organizations—and points the way forward to a future where political revolution is truly possible.

Hegemony How-To

A Roadmap for Radicals

Author: Jonathan Smucker

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849352550

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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A guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about power. While many activists gravitate toward mere self-expression and identity-affirming rituals at the expense of serious political intervention, Smucker provides an apologia for leadership, organization, and collective power, a moral argument for its cultivation, and a discussion of dilemmas that movements must navigate in order to succeed.

Climbing the Hill

How to Build a Career in Politics and Make a Difference

Author: Jaime Harrison,Amos Snead

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399581944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Inspiring, nonpartisan insider's advice on how anyone can build a career in local, state, and national government, from two rising stars in Washington government and policy. This inspiring, nonpartisan guide, written by longtime staff members of Republican and Democratic house leadership teams provides all the hard-won secrets and strategies you need to build a career in local politics or Congress, make a difference, and ascend from an internship to leadership. With practical tips on how to not only land a job but also create the foundatio for a lasting and impactful career in public service, this guide will empower anyone who feels the urge to improve this country with meaningful work.

Reluctant Revolutionaries

New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763-1776

Author: Joseph S. Tiedemann

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801474958

Category: History

Page: 342

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The question of why New Yorkers were such reluctant revolutionaries has long bedeviled historians. In an innovative study of New York City between 1763 and 1776, Joseph S. Tiedemann explains how conscientiously residents labored to build a consensus under difficult circumstances. New Yorkers acted the way they did not because they were mostly loyalist or because a few patrician conservatives were able to stem the tide of revolution but because the population of their city was so heterogeneous that consensus was not easily achieved. Differences within the city's pluralistic population slowed the process of hammering out a course of action acceptable to the large majority. The consensus that finally emerged had to be cautious rather than militant in order to unite as many people as possible behind the revolutionary banner. Ultimately, the time it took was far less significant, Tiedemann notes, than the fact that New York proceeded to declare independence, and went on to become a pivotal state in the new nation. In framing his argument, Tiedemann explains the limitations of interpretations offered by both progressive, New Left, and consensus historians. Citing the work of scholars as diverse as Walter Laqueur, Theda Skocpol, and Louis Kreisberg, Tiedemann pays close attention to the dynamics of British colonial rule and its impact on New York.

The Politics of Parenthood

Child Care, Women's Rights, and the Myth of the Good Mother

Author: Mary Frances Berry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101651458

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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A distinguished scholar presents a landmark historical perspective on parenthood in America. This trailblazing book suggests that behind the rhetoric of maternal responsibility are issues of power, resources, and control. "Berry's book could be a significant impetus for corporate executives and political leaders, conservatives and liberals, and mothers and fathers to support parental involvement that is gender-free."--The Washington Post Book World.

Living a Spiritual Life in a Material World

4 Keys to Fulfillment and Balance

Author: Anna Gatmon, PhD

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631522574

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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Living a Spiritual Life in a Material World offers a offers an unconventional approach to the spiritual-material split so prevalent in our culture. In these pages, Dr. Anna Gatmon demystifies the all-too-often elusive nature of spirituality and brings it down to earth, providing a concrete roadmap to living a life that is spiritually fulfilling without having to give up material pleasures. Weaving stories from her personal life with insights and testimonials from her doctoral research, Gatmon offers four keys to improve intuitive decision making, empowering readers to become their own spiritual guide and live a spiritually meaningful life while staying fully engaged in daily material living.

The Map and the Territory 2.0

Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125915

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Revised edition of the author's The map and the territory: risk, human nature, and the future of forecasting, published in 2013.

Revolutionary Road

The Easter Parade ; Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Author: Richard Yates

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307270890

Category: Fiction

Page: 661

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A trio of classic works from a master American novelist features the author's first novel, Revolutionary Road, the story of a disintegrating marriage; The Easter Parade, about two sisters whose parents' divorce affects their entire lives; and Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, a collection of short stories. 17,500 first printing.

Vietnamese Home Cooking

Author: Charles Phan

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 160774385X

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In his eagerly awaited first cookbook, award-winning chef Charles Phan from San Francisco's Slanted Door restaurant introduces traditional Vietnamese cooking to home cooks by focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients. When Charles Phan opened his now-legendary restaurant, The Slanted Door, in 1995, he introduced American diners to a new world of Vietnamese food: robustly flavored, subtly nuanced, authentic yet influenced by local ingredients, and, ultimately, entirely approachable. In this same spirit of tradition and innovation, Phan presents a landmark collection based on the premise that with an understanding of its central techniques and fundamental ingredients, Vietnamese home cooking can be as attainable and understandable as American, French, or Italian. With solid instruction and encouraging guidance, perfectly crispy imperial rolls, tender steamed dumplings, delicately flavored whole fish, and meaty lemongrass beef stew are all deliciously close at hand. Abundant photography detailing techniques and equipment, and vibrant shots taken on location in Vietnam, make for equal parts elucidation and inspiration. And with master recipes for stocks and sauces, a photographic guide to ingredients, and tips on choosing a wok and seasoning a clay pot, this definitive reference will finally secure Vietnamese food in the home cook’s repertoire. Infused with the author’s stories and experiences, from his early days as a refugee to his current culinary success, Vietnamese Home Cooking is a personal and accessible guide to real Vietnamese cuisine from one of its leading voices.

Gentlemen Revolutionaries

Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Author: Tom Cutterham

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885213

Category: History

Page: 208

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In the years between the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the Constitution, American gentlemen—the merchants, lawyers, planters, and landowners who comprised the independent republic's elite—worked hard to maintain their positions of power. Gentlemen Revolutionaries shows how their struggles over status, hierarchy, property, and control shaped the ideologies and institutions of the fledgling nation. Tom Cutterham examines how, facing pressure from populist movements as well as the threat of foreign empires, these gentlemen argued among themselves to find new ways of justifying economic and political inequality in a republican society. At the heart of their ideology was a regime of property and contract rights derived from the norms of international commerce and eighteenth-century jurisprudence. But these gentlemen were not concerned with property alone. They also sought personal prestige and cultural preeminence. Cutterham describes how, painting the egalitarian freedom of the republic's "lower sort" as dangerous licentiousness, they constructed a vision of proper social order around their own fantasies of power and justice. In pamphlets, speeches, letters, and poetry, they argued that the survival of the republican experiment in the United States depended on the leadership of worthy gentlemen and the obedience of everyone else. Lively and elegantly written, Gentlemen Revolutionaries demonstrates how these elites, far from giving up their attachment to gentility and privilege, recast the new republic in their own image.

The Digital Mystique

How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life—Online and Off

Author: Sarah Granger

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 158005515X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In The Digital Mystique, Sarah Granger—a nationally recognized expert on online culture and social technology—shows us how digital media is shaping our lives in real time. Whether it's how we raise our children, communicate in love and partnerships, support causes, or establish friendships and trust, Granger pinpoints the best ways to seize digital opportunities to make our lives richer and fuller. While the Internet era is one that is frequently criticized as undermining our health, privacy, concentration, and ability to sustain real-world relationships, Granger takes a more optimistic and empowering view. She shares real-life stories and surprising facts about our lives—both online and off—to shed new and fascinating light on the positive effects of the digital media revolution, showing us how we can personally learn, grow, and thrive by engaging in our digitized world. The Digital Mystique includes the following chapters: Connecting Is Just the Beginning .YOU Friending Is Trending Love in the Time of Messaging The Kids Are Online The Senior Moment The Passion of the Web There’s No Business Like E-Business Community Is the Key The Difference a Tweet Makes What We Leave Behind A Stitch in Digital Time

No Shortcuts

Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

Author: Jane F. McAlevey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019062471X

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 253

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"An examination of strategies for effective organizing"--

The End of Protest

A New Playbook for Revolution

Author: Micah White

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 034581004X

Category: History

Page: 317

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"From the co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a refreshing manifesto that inaugurates the future of social activism and the end of protest as you know it. Intellectually ambitious and spiritually compelling, [this work] will be the most talked-about non-fiction book in 2016. Activism is broken. In recent years we have witnessed the largest protests in human history. And yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now protest is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance. Drawing on his unique experience as a founder of Occupy Wall Street, in his first book, 'The End of Protest,' Micah White explores the theory, tactics and principles of social change."

Spiritual Politics

Changing the World from the Inside Out

Author: Corinne McLaughlin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307416321

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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Do you need a source of hope for the future? Do you wonder about the hidden, metaphysical causes of crises today? Is there a link between human thought, collective karma and world events such as natural disasters? This groundbreaking book will reveal many of these secrets, including the invisible government, the divine guidance behind America's founding and the soul of each nation. It will give you spiritual tools to create a better world. You’ll find many practical examples of a new evolutionary politics today and innovative public policies –even in Washington D.C.! “A fascinating and involving study of the cosmic, karmic and etheric dimensions of politics, world affairs and current events… Information-intensive and chock full of empowering suggestions, intriguing stories and uplifting examples of how individuals and groups can make an impact, this thought-provoking assemblage is an enriching, mind-opening book for seekers of spiritual wisdom and political solutions.” —Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0440001366

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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For fans of Artemis--The visionary tour de force from "one of the grand masters of science fiction" (The Wall Street Journal). Widely acknowledged as one of Robert A. Heinlein's greatest works, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress rose from the golden age of science fiction to become an undisputed classic--and a touchstone for the philosophy of personal responsibility and political freedom. A revolution on a lunar penal colony--aided by a self-aware supercomputer--provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will--themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress gives readers an extraordinary, thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Robert A. Heinlein, who, even now, "shows us where the future is" (Tom Clancy).

The Anti-American Manifesto

Author: Ted Rall

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801644

Category: Political Science

Page: 135

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In arguably the most radical book published in decades, cartoonist/columnist Ted Rall has produced the book he was always meant to write: a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse. While others mourn the damage to the postmodern American capitalist system created by the recent global economic collapse, Rall sees an opportunity. As millions of people lose their jobs and their homes, they and millions more are opening their minds to the possibility of creating a radically different form of government and economic infrastructure. But there are dangers. As in Russia in 1991, criminals and right-wing extremists are best prepared to fill the power vacuum from a collapsing United States. The best way to stop them, Rall argues, is not collapse—but revolution. Not by other people, but by us. Not in the future, but now. While it's still possible.

Revolution in Higher Education

How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable

Author: Richard A. DeMillo,Andrew J. Young

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262331292

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly, and, except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions, unresponsive to twenty-first-century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn -- all at lower cost. In this impassioned account, Richard DeMillo tells the behind-the-scenes story of these pioneering efforts and offers a roadmap for transforming higher education. Building on his earlier book, Abelard to Apple, DeMillo argues that the current system of higher education is clearly unsustainable. Colleges and universities are in financial crisis. Tuition rises inexorably. Graduates of reputable schools often fail to learn basic skills, and many cannot find suitable jobs. Meanwhile, student-loan default rates have soared while the elite Ivy and near-Ivy schools seem remote and irrelevant. Where are the revolutionaries who can save higher education? DeMillo's heroes are a small band of innovators who are bringing the revolution in technology to colleges and universities. DeMillo chronicles, among other things, the invention of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by professors at Stanford and MIT; Salman Khan's Khan Academy; the use of technology by struggling historically black colleges and universities to make learning more accessible; and the latest research on learning and the brain. He describes the revolution's goals and the entrenched hierarchical system it aims to overthrow; and he reframes the nature of the contract between society and its universities. The new institutions of a transformed higher education promise to demonstrate not only that education has value but also that it has values -- virtues for the common good.

Give Me Liberty

A Handbook for American Revolutionaries

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141659258X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the breathtaking changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately, the nation.