Best Canadian Politics Books

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1. Steal This Book

Author: by Abbie Hoffman
Published at: Da Capo Press; 12/29/04 edition (February 25, 2002)
ISBN: 978-1568582177

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In 1970, Abbie Hoffman conceived the idea for his most ambitious book project yet. He had begun criss-crossing the country, ferreting out alternative ways of getting along in America – some illegal, but most of them having to do with survival techniques.

Steal This Book captures the spirit of those years, describing actions and techniques that were already in use in all 50 states.

2. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Author: by Angela Y. Davis
Published at: Haymarket Books; 4TH PRINTING edition (February 9, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1608465644

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In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today’s struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement.

She highlights connections and analyzes today’s struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine. Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that “Freedom is a constant struggle.”Angela Y.

Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete?

3. The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

Author: by Jim DeFede
Published at: Regan Books; Reprint edition (August 14, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0060559717

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The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the AuthorWhen 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S.

Airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours while security checked all of the baggage, they were greeted with a feast prepared by the townspeople.

Local bus drivers who had been on strike came off the picket lines to transport the passengers to the various shelters set up in local schools and churches. Linens and toiletries were bought and donated. A middle school provided showers, as well as access to computers, email, and televisions, allowing the passengers to stay in touch with family and follow the news.

4. Dumbing Us Down – 25th Anniversary Edition: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Author: by John Taylor Gatto
Published at: New Society Publishers; 25th Anniversary edition (May 19, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0865718548

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Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learning After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning “disabilities” are skyrocketing, and children and youth are increasingly disaffected.

Thirty years of teaching in the public school system led John Taylor Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling is to blame, accomplishing little but to teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine.

He became a fierce advocate of families and young people taking back education and learning, arguing that “genius is as common as dirt,” but that conventional schooling is driving out the natural curiosity and problem-solving skills we’re born with, replacing it with rule-following, fragmented time, and disillusionment.

Gatto’s radical treatise on public education, a New Society Publishers bestseller for 25 years, continues to bang the drum for an unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in an ever-more-rapidly changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it’s poised to continue to shake the world of institutional education for many more years.

5. Marx's Capital Illustrated: An Illustrated Introduction

Author: by David Smith
Published at: Haymarket Books; Second edition (July 22, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1608462667

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Imagine Karl Marx as a cartoonist, ready to set the record straight about his much maligned classic, Das Kapital. Impossibly difficult?Not in the least. Hopelessly outdated?Far from it. Though first published in 1867, Capital remains keenly relevant. Society continues to run on investment and profit, labor and technology.

And predictions that once might have seemed rashglobal economic crisis, societies nearing bankruptcyare now simply facts. Capital remains the fullest attempt to explain these facts, and Marx’s Capital Illustrated brings this attempt to vibrant life, proceeding all the way from the ABCs to the pertinence of Marx’s theory of crisis for today’s global woes.

Fresh, funny, and copiously illustrated, this book is for everyone who wants better insight into Capital and capitalism. Readers of Marx, unite! You have found your starting point.

6. Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice

Author: by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Published at: Arsenal Pulp Press (October 30, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1551527383

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In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Awardwinning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.

Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a tool kit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind.

Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms.

7. The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

Author: by John Grisham
Published at: Dell; Reissue edition (March 27, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0345532015

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.

Entertainment Weekly In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered.

The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to deathin a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free.

Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, The Innocent Man reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss. Praise for The Innocent Man Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.

8. The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World

Author: by L. Fletcher Prouty
Published at: Skyhorse; 2nd edition (April 1, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1616082840

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Offers uncommonly penetrating insight. A rare glimpse into Covert and Black Operations. New York Times Bestselling author, Governor Jesse Ventura, from his Foreword.The Secret Team, L. Fletcher Prouty’s expose of the CIA’s brutal methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War, was first published in the 1970s.

However, virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, having been purchased en masse by shady private buyers. Prouty’s topics include:President Kennedy tried to control the CIA. The nature of clandestine operations. The Dulles-Jackson-Correa Report in actionDefense, containment, and anti-communismKhrushchev’s Challenge: the U-2 dilemmaFrom the Bay of Pigs to Dallas.And much more!

Prouty’s allegationssuch as how the U-2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to sabotage EisenhowerKhrushchev talkcannot have pleased the CIA. The Secret Team appears once more with a new introduction by bestselling author, Governor Jesse Ventura. Like it or not, we now live in a new age of One World.’ This is the age of global companies, of global communications and transport, of global food supply and finance and …

9. A Disability History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY)

Author: by Kim E. Nielsen
Published at: Beacon Press (October 1, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0807022047

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The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the presentDisability is not only the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation.

Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to place the experiences of disabled people at the center of the American narrative. In many ways, it’s a familiar telling.

In other ways, it is a radical repositioning of US history. By doing so, the book casts new light on familiar stories, such as slavery and immigration, while breaking ground about the ties between nativism and oralism in the late nineteenth century and the role of ableism in the development of democracy.

A Disability History of the United States pulls from primary-source documents and social histories to retell US history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who lived it. As historian and disability scholar Nielsen argues, to understand disability history isn’t to narrowly focus on a series of individual triumphs but rather to examine mass movements and pivotal daily events through the lens of varied experiences.

10. Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

Author: by John Taylor Gatto
Published at: New Society Publishers; Paperback edition (April 1, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0865716698

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The transformation of schooling from a twelve-year jail sentence to freedom to learn. John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction , now available in paperback, focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote-memorization drills.

Gatto’s earlier book, Dumbing Us Down , introduced the now-famous expression of the title into the common vernacular. Weapons of Mass Instruction adds another chilling metaphor to the brief against conventional schooling. Gatto demonstrates that the harm school inflicts is rational and deliberate.

The real function of pedagogy, he argues, is to render the common population manageable. To that end, young people must be conditioned to rely upon experts, to remain divided from natural alliances and to accept disconnections from their own lived experiences.

They must at all costs be discouraged from developing self-reliance and independence. Escaping this trap requires a strategy Gatto calls “open source learning” which imposes no artificial divisions between learning and life. Through this alternative approach our children can avoid being indoctrinated-only then can they achieve self-knowledge, good judgment, and courage.

11. Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Author: by Rebecca Solnit
Published at: Haymarket Books; Second edition (March 15, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1608465767

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One of the Best Books of the 21st Century. The Guardian”No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that’s marked this new millennium.”Bill McKibben “An elegant reminder that activist victories are easily forgotten, and that they often come in extremely unexpected, roundabout ways.”The New Yorker A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, her Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind themand the unimaginable changes soon to come.

In it, she makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.

12. The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy

Author: by Murray Bookchin
Published at: AK Press (July 1, 2005)
ISBN: 978-1904859260

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The very notion of the domination of nature by man stems from the very real domination of human by human. With this succinct formulation, Murray Bookchin launches his most ambitious work, The Ecology of Freedom. An engaging and extremely readable book of breathtaking scope, its inspired synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces our conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today’s globalized capitalism, constantly pointing the way to a sane, sustainable ecological future.

Murray Bookchin, cofounder of the Institute for Social Ecology, has been an active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than 40 years. The author of numerous books and articles, he lives in Burlington, Vermont. In Oakland, California on March 24, 2015 a fire destroyed the AK Press warehouse along with several other businesses.

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13. The Essential Chomsky (New Press Essential)

Author: by Noam Chomsky
Published at: The New Press (February 12, 2008)
ISBN: 978-1595581891

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The seminal writings of America’s leading philosopher, linguist, and political thinkerthe foremost gadfly of our national conscience (The New York Times). For the past fifty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual as well as one of the most original political and social critics of our time.

Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, Chomsky has also secured a place among the most influential dissident voice in the United States. Chomsky’s many bestselling worksincluding Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, and Failed Stateshave served as essential touchstones for activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media and intellectual freedom to human rights and war crimes.

In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critique of the US wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual premise for antiwar movements for nearly four decades. The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past half century.

14. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance (Indigenous Americas)

Author: by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Published at: Univ Of Minnesota Press (December 29, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1517903879

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Winner: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s Best Subsequent Book 2017 Honorable Mention: Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award 2017 Across North America, Indigenous acts of resistance have in recent years opposed the removal of federal protections for forests and waterways in Indigenous lands, halted the expansion of tar sands extraction and the pipeline construction at Standing Rock, and demanded justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women.

In As We Have Always Done, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, writing, organizing, and thinking. Indigenous resistance is a radical rejection of contemporary colonialism focused around the refusal of the dispossession of both Indigenous bodies and land.

Simpson makes clear that its goal can no longer be cultural resurgence as a mechanism for inclusion in a multicultural mosaic. Instead, she calls for unapologetic, place-based Indigenous alternatives to the destructive logics of the settler colonial state, including heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation.

15. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness

Author: by Simone Browne

Published at: Duke University Press Books; Illustrated edition (October 2, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0822359388

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In Dark Matters Simone Browne locates the conditions of blackness as a key site through which surveillance is practiced, narrated, and resisted. She shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing black life under slavery, such as branding, runaway slave notices, and lantern laws.

Placing surveillance studies into conversation with the archive of transatlantic slavery and its afterlife, Browne draws from black feminist theory, sociology, and cultural studies to analyze texts as diverse as the methods of surveilling blackness she discusses: from the design of the eighteenth-century slave ship Brooks, Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon, and The Book of Negroes, to contemporary art, literature, biometrics, and post-9/11 airport security practices.

Surveillance, Browne asserts, is both a discursive and material practice that reifies boundaries, borders, and bodies around racial lines, so much so that the surveillance of blackness has long been, and continues to be, a social and political norm.

16. From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation

Author: by Keeanga-Yamahtt Taylor
Published at: Haymarket Books; 1st edition (February 1, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1608465620

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Winner of the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize for an Especially Notable BookKeeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s searching examination of the social, political and economic dimensions of the prevailing racial order offers important context for understanding the necessity of the emerging movement for black liberation.

Michelle AlexanderThe eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America.

The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists. In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment.

In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.