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"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
-- Ghandi
Find inspiration and practical advice in these books.

 

Nodism

by JLG Foy

The Occupy movement notwithstanding, the Twenty-first Century is managing to accomplish what no other century has achieved: it is annihilating meaningful protest, paring it down to insignificance. No force nor...


This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

by Sarah Ruth van Gelder

Occupy Wall Street protests have spread around the world, with a common slogan of "We are the 99%." But there is a great deal of confusion and misperception about this movement. This book clarifies the who,...


Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

by Martin Luther King & Clayborne Carson

The classic story of nonviolent resistance in America—the Montgomery bus boycott—written by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of...


"Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!"

by Ralph Nader & Jim Feast

"In the cozy den of the large but modest house in Omaha where he has lived since he started on his first billion, Warren Buffett watched the horrors of Hurricane Katrina unfold on television in early September...


Good News for a Change: How Everyday People Are Helping the Planet

by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel

The litany of environmental bad news — rapid extinction of species, pollution, depleted food sources — can be overwhelming, but there's hope too. In this thoughtful look at what's happening behind...


How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World-at No Cost!

by Nicole Boles

Want to help make your community, your town-your world-a better place, but don't know where to begin? How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist shows you the way. A handbook, a resource guide, a call to action, and...


Why We Can't Wait

by Martin Luther Jr King

Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963

 

In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States,...


The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World: How to Turn Your Good Intentions into Actions that Make a Difference

by Idealist.org

From the world?s largest nonprofit networking website?a resource that gives readers the tools they need to make a difference.

Part career guide, part activist?s handbook, The Idealist.org Handbook to Building...


David Suzuki's Green Guide

by David Suzuki & David Boyd

Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food, and consumerism....


The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet

by David Suzuki & David Taylor

Whether he's discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology, why a warmer world will result in more poison ivy, why Britney Spears gets more hits on Google than global warming does, or why we might need to...


Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life

by Marshall Frady

Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s...


One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions that Change our World

by Julia Hill

After her record-breaking two year tree sit, Julia Butterfly Hill has ceaslessly continued her efforts to promote sustainability and ecologically-minded ways to save the old-growth redwoods she acted so valiantly...


Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment

by Pamela J. Gordon

When it comes to believing that business can be profitable and environmentally sensitive, cynics abound on both sides. But in Lean and Green, Pamela Gordon proves that capitalism and environmentalism are not...


How to Make the World a Better Place for Gays & Lesbians

by Una W Fahy

This book encourages readers to confront, address, and change anti-gay prejudice on all levels of society, from personal and interpersonal to collective, religious and institutional.


Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In

by Gale Zucker, Joan Tapper & Faythe Levine

Join the Handmade Movement!

We make to give. We make to share. We make to connect with others. Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community....


Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World

by Kolya Abramsky

The earth's not dying, it's being killed. Only a movement for renewable energy will save it.


Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights

by Ian Ayres & Jennifer Gerarda Brown

What can straight people do to support gay rights? How much work or sacrifice must allies take on to do their share? Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown--law professors, activists, husband and wife--propose practical...


21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times

by Bernie Trilling & Charles Fadel

The new building blocks for learning in a complex world

This important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected...


Family Activism: Empowering Your Community, Beginning with Family and Friends

by Roberto Vargas

In Family Activism, consultant and family activist Roberto Vargas shows how, by facilitating love and mutual support within our families and friendships, all of us can take can take the first steps toward advancing...


Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom

by Charles Halpern

This inspiring memoir is about working for a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world, while cultivating the wisdom that supports and deepens this work. Everyone who is trying to make waves - to bring...


Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions That Win and Last

by Kyrsten Sinema

Progressives have been using divide-and-conquer tactics stolen from conservatives to further their own cause with limited success. This is because such tactics go against everything progressives believe in,...


The Trumpet of Conscience

by Martin Luther Jr King

In November and December 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Massey Lecture Series of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The collection was immediately released as...


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