Reading Suggestions

The following list represents suggested books and videos on a variety of topics. If you want to see topics or items added, please send your suggestions to kredson@wisconsingrassroots.net. 

COMMUNITY RIGHTS

“Local Lawmaking: A Call for a Community Rights Movement” by CELDF http://www.occupy.com/article/local-lawmaking-call-community-rights-movement

"Frack-Backers Launch Preemptive Strikes against Democracy - Attempt to Kill the Initiative Process: “It’s Already Been Decided? Who Decided That?” by Ben Price  http://celdf.live2.radicaldesigns.org/downloads/Frack_Backers_Launch_Anti_Democratic_Strikes_091213.pdf

"Rebel Towns" http://www.thenation.com/article/172266/rebel-towns

“Sins of the Fathers: How Corporations Use the Constitution and Environmental Law to Plunder Communities and Nature” by Thomas Linzey http://www.ratical.org/corporations/TAL030404.html

“Sheep in Wolf's Clothing” by Jane Anne Morris http://www.ratical.com/corporations/sheepInWolfC.html

“Help!  I've Been Colonized and I Can't Get Up...!” by Jane Anne Morris http://www.thedailycrock.com/?p=580

“Timeline of Personhood Rights and Powers”  by Jan Edwards http://movetoamend.org/timeline-personhood-rights-and-powers OR  http://celdf.org/downloads/Corporate%20Rights%20bestowal%20chronology.pdf 

“Personalizing the Impersonal: Corporations and the Bill of Rights” by Carl J. Mayer  http://reclaimdemocracy.org/mayer_personalizing/ 

“A Very Brief History of Dillon's Rule”  http://celdf.live2.radicaldesigns.org/downloads/A_%28Very%29_Brief_History_of_Dillons_Rule.pdf

 

EDUCATION

Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich

Kids:  How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Young Children by Meredith F. Small

Dumbing Us Down:  The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Power and Place:  Indian Education in America by Vine Deloria, Jr. and Daniel R. Wildcat

 

HISTORY (LIKE YOU DID NOT LEARN IT IS SCHOOL)

http://celdf.org/the-agrarian-populists-largest-and-least-known-grassroots-democracy-movement-in-american-history

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History... by James W. Loewen

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong by James W. Loewen

The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The "Great Truth" about the "Lost Cause" by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta 

The Mississippi Chinese : Between Black and White by James W. Loewen

Mississippi: conflict & change by James W Loewen

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin

 

LANGUAGE

The Story of Ain’t: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published by David Skinner

 

POLITICS

The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith 

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko

Conservatives Without Conscience by John Dean

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps by Greg Palast

Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative by David Brock

Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United by Zephyr Teachout

How Congress Works and Why You Should Care by Lee Hamilton

the Indivisible Guide 

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY

The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality by Chris Mooney

The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer (Author) [available as pdf, eBook, paperback and audiobook] - also see http://theauthoritarians.org/options-for-getting-the-book/

GEORGE LAKOFF - Cognitive Science, Psychology, Politics, Messaging, etc. : https://georgelakoff.com/  [books, articles & videos] Lakoff at the Wisconsin Grassroots Festival: Part 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7oPo6mphok; Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX6pd2tjXug; Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Zp6CxVVkg.

 

ECOLOGY

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water... by Marc Reisner also YouTube Playlist based on PBS mini-series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0444F9186975498D

 

 

 

 


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