Reading Suggestions

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“Local Lawmaking: A Call for a Community Rights Movement” by CELDF

"Frack-Backers Launch Preemptive Strikes against Democracy - Attempt to Kill the Initiative Process: “It’s Already Been Decided? Who Decided That?” by Ben Price

"Rebel Towns"

“Sins of the Fathers: How Corporations Use the Constitution and Environmental Law to Plunder Communities and Nature” by Thomas Linzey

“Sheep in Wolf's Clothing” by Jane Anne Morris

“Help!  I've Been Colonized and I Can't Get Up...!” by Jane Anne Morris

“Timeline of Personhood Rights and Powers”  by Jan Edwards OR 

“Personalizing the Impersonal: Corporations and the Bill of Rights” by Carl J. Mayer 

“A Very Brief History of Dillon's Rule”



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



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



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



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 




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

GEORGE LAKOFF - Cognitive Science, Psychology, Politics, Messaging, etc. :  [books, articles & videos] Lakoff at the Wisconsin Grassroots Festival: Part 1-; Part 2 -; Part 3 -



Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water... by Marc Reisner also YouTube Playlist based on PBS mini-series:





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