Books

No Shortcuts

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In ‘No Shortcuts,’ Jane McAlevey provides contemporary success stories of American workers forming new unions and securing significant gains in working conditions, policy and pay. All the examples are from the past 20 years and place those campaigns and their effective tactics within the larger trends of America’s labor movements over the past century. The

Politics is for Power

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Politics is for Power lays out an underlying sickness with how many of us engage in politics, while also sharing examples of how to move forward in a meaningful way. If you feel frustrated or angry about our current political situation, we recommend this quick read. It provides numerous strategies, ideas, and organizing principles for

The Abolition of White Democracy

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In this book, Joel Olson explains that a truly transformative evolution of American democracy must focus on breaking white privilege. Political and social reforms that don’t address racial discrimination directly, Olson contends, do little to counteract the power structures of the majority and allow for a narrow vision of citizenship and democracy to persist in