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Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia’s Challenge to Globalization

book_cover“Told by writers with the courage to dig relentlessly for the truth and the humility to stand back and let their subjects speak for themselves. Enraging, unsparing, inspiring.” – Naomi Klein

Dignity and Defiance is a powerful eyewitness account of Bolivia’s rebellion from below. Readers will find compelling first person accounts of Bolivia’s historic water revolt; of a massive Shell-Enron oil spill and its aftermath; of a nation’s battle to control its oil and gas; and of one people’s dramatic and successful challenge to the policies of the World Bank and Interanational Monetary Fund. Here too are the stories of those seeking out globalization’s opportunities, from indigenous weaving communities to emigrants.

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Desafiando la Globalización (VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL)

 

The Democracy Owner’s Manual

Our Award Winning Citizens Guide to Public Policy and Advocacy

Owner's Manual

“Jim Shultz’s manual shows how you can practice democracy and participate in power while enjoying the experiences with your fellow activists.”  - Ralph Nader

The Democracy Owners’ Manual is a unique, hands-on guide for people who want to change public policy at the local, state, national or international level. Based on more than a decade of teaching advocacy to social justice advocates all over the world, the book is a combination of policy and advocacy basics, illustrated with dozens of real-life examples of advocacy in action.

Winner!-”Outstanding Book Award” (2003) from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in America and “Significant University Press Title of 2002″ from CHOICE Magazine.

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The Initiative Cookbook

Cookbook

“A strikingly complete primer on proposition politics” - Los Angeles Times

An analysis of California initiative politics, stretching across more than two decades and covering battles over health care, taxes, environmental protection, insurance, civil rights and more. A practical “how to” guide drawn from interviews with more than three dozen campaign leaders, journalists, consultants, pollsters and citizen activists.

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