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A Lot of People Are Saying
9780691188836 Nancy L. Rosenblum, Russell Muirhead 2021-01-22
How the new conspiracists are undermining democracy—and what can be done about it
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An Activist’s Guide to Basic First Aid
2020-12-29
In this zine, the Black Cross Collective out of Portland provides a basic overview of first aid and health concerns as they relate to militant protests. The zine includes a “protest fashion” section on what to wear and what not to wear to a protest, an overview of medical conditions you may encounter at a protest (and how to help folks), and dealing with pepper spray and tear gas.
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Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
9780593214787 Anne Applebaum 2020-11-16
A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism. From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Despotic leaders do not rule alone; they rely on political allies, bureaucrats, and media figures to pave their way and support their rule. The authoritarian and nationalist parties that have arisen within modern democracies offer new paths to wealth or power for their adherents. Applebaum describes many of the new advocates of illiberalism in countries around the world, showing how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and even nostalgia to change their societies. Elegantly written and urgently argued, Twilight of Democracy is a brilliant dissection of a world-shaking shift and a stirring glimpse of the road back to democratic values.
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Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
9780520272910 Kevin Bales 2020-11-10
Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania, Brazil, Thailand, Pakistan, and India reveals the tragic emergence of a "new slavery," one intricately linked to the global economy. The new slaves are not a long-term investment as was true with older forms of slavery, explains Bales. Instead, they are cheap, require little care, and are disposable.
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Documentary

The Life Of President-Elect Joe Biden: From Tragedy To Triumph | Real Stories - YouTube
2020-11-10
As the son of a used car salesman, Joseph Robinette Biden never lost sight of his blue-collar roots. The connection has carried on throughout a quest to serve as the oldest President of the U.S. A rocky road of obstacles has greeted him along the way. He tried and failed twice before he emerged with the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2020 after a vicious primary race. Follow the path of this former football wide receiver and twice Class President of Archmere Academy in Claymont, Pennsylvania. Joe Biden worked on his propensity toward stuttering by reciting poetry. Even tragedy including the killing of his first wife and daughter in a 1972 car accident, death of his eldest son from brain cancer in 2015 and his own brain surgery in 1988 did not stop him from serving six terms in the Senate and two terms as Vice President. Trace 76 years in the life of a seasoned politician who enjoyed long tenures as a member and Chairman of both the House Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees. He has crafted laws relating to budget, crime, violence against women and tax relief. Yet, controversies remain on his resume. Now Joe faces the biggest race of his life as he battles for the White House, becoming the Comeback King.
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Documentary

The Social Dilemma | Netflix Official Site
Skyler Gisondo, Kara Hayward, Vincent Kartheiser 2020-01-26
This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.
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Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations And The Politics Of America Highest Court
9781684510566 Ilya Shapiro 2020-09-16
Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court [Shapiro, Ilya] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court
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California's Forgotten Children - Wikipedia
Melody C. Miller 2018-10-14
California's Forgotten Children is an American feature documentary directed by Melody C. Miller. The film follows a diverse group of resilient survivors who have overcome commercial sexual exploitation of children and are changing the world by ensuring no child is left behind.
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STOLEN: A Year-long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking & Exploitation – NBC 7 San Diego
2020-08-23
From NBC 7 comes STOLEN; an expansive documentary series about sex trafficking and the exploitation of children in San Diego County and beyond.
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Too Much And Never Enough
9781982141462 Mary L. Trump 2020-07-14
In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and...
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Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny
9780465093816 Edward J. Watts 2020-08-17
Learn why the Roman Republic collapsed -- and how it could have continued to thrive -- with this insightful history from an award-winning author. In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier military and political power, its governing institutions, parliamentary rules, and political customs successfully fostered negotiation and compromise. By the 130s BC, however, Rome's leaders increasingly used these same tools to cynically pursue individual gain and obstruct their opponents. As the center decayed and dysfunction grew, arguments between politicians gave way to political violence in the streets. The stage was set for destructive civil wars -- and ultimately the imperial reign of Augustus. The death of Rome's Republic was not inevitable. In Mortal Republic, Watts shows it died because it was allowed to, from thousands of small wounds inflicted by Romans who assumed that it would last forever.
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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)
9781603093958 John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell 2020-07-21
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) [Lewis, John, Aydin, Andrew, Powell, Nate] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)
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Walking With The Wind: A Memoir Of The Movement
9781476797717 John Lewis 2020-07-21
Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement [Lewis, John] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
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Across That Bridge: A Vision For Change And The Future Of America
9780316510936 John Lewis 2020-07-21
Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America [Lewis, John] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America
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Bombshell (2019)
tt6394270 Jay Roach 2020-07-20
Directed by Jay Roach. With Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow. A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.
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RBG (2018)
tt7689964 Julie Cohen, Betsy West 2018-07-26
The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
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The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future
9780316414241 Andrew Yang, Daniel Vasconcellos 2018-04-03
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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
9780143036494 John M. Barry 2005-10-04
“Barry will teach you almost everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history.”—Bill Gates
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Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide
9780143135173 Cass R. Sunstein 2020-01-21
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Impeachment: An American History
9781984853783 Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, Peter Baker, Jeffrey A. Engel 2018-10-16
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The Federalist Papers
979-8651673711 Alexander Hamilton, James Madison , John Jay 2020-06-06
“The Federalist,” commonly referred to as the “Federalist Papers,” is a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788.
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