Reading List

Title Author Publisher Objectives Sites
Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution Andrew Boyd, Dave Oswald Mitchell OR Books Activism, Transformative Activism, Social Transformation Fighting Back, Common Ground, Wave Makers
Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller Spiegel & Grau Peaceful Change Fighting Back, Common Ground
Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide To Creating Groups That Can Solve Problems and Change the World Michael Jacoby Brown Long Haul Press Community Organizing, Citizen Action Common Ground, Fighting Back, Future Change
Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century Daniel Schultz Ig Publishing Beyond Partisanship, Progressive Causes Fighting Back, Common Ground
Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress: A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates Bradford Fitch TheCapitol.Net Activism Fighting Back, Common Ground
Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life Nato Thompson Melville House Understanding Culture, Culture Wars Culture Wars, Fighting Back
Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience Ezra Berkley Nepon Ezra Nepon Creative Resistance, Transformative Activism Common Ground, Fighting Back
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite Bruce E. Levine Chelsea Green Publishing Activism Fighting Back
Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action Michael Gecan Anchor Books Citizen Action, People-Powered Democracy Common Ground, Fighting Back, Future Change
Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit Parker J. Palmer Jossey-Bass Common Good Common Good, Fighting Back
Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals Jonathan Smucker AK Press Political Intervention, Activism Fighting Back, Common Ground
Incognito Toolkit: Tools, Apps, and Creative Methods for Remaining Anonymous, Private, and Secure While Communicating, Publishing, Buying, and Researching Online Rob Robideau Pearne Publishing Online Privacy, Internet Security, Anonymity Fighting Back, Truth Torrent
Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web 2.0 Ben Rigby Jossey-Bass Activism Do What Works
Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt Sarah Jaffe Nation Books Activism Fighting Back
Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest Finn Brunton, Helen Nissenbaum The MIT Press Fighting Back, Truth Torrent
Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation Adam Bucko, Matthew Fox North Atlantic Books Transformative Activism, Spiritual Activism Common Ground, Fighting Back
Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels Alissa Quart The New Press Disrupt the Status Quo, Power of Outsiders Fighting Back, Common Ground
Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals Saul Alinsky Vintage Fighting Back, Truth Torrent
Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything Becky Bond Chelsea Green Publishing Creative Resistance Fighting Back, The Way It Really Is
Self-Care for Activists: A Guide to Clearing Yourself of Trauma While Working for a Better World Erik Marcus Mocana Productions Sustainable Activism
Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times Paul Rogat Loeb St. Martin's Griffin Transformative Activism Common Ground, Fighting Back
Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation David Nicol State University of New York Press Transformative Activism, Environmental Sustainability, Social Justice Fighting Back, Common Ground
The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism Andrew Harvey Hay House Peaceful Change, Spiritual Activism Common Ground, Fighting Back
The Handbook to Building a Better World Stephanie Land Penguin/Perigee Activism Do What Works, Fighting Back
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige University of California Press Sustainable Activism Fighting Back, Common Ground
The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell Jamie Court Chelsea Green Publishing Activism Do What Works
The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine Henry A. Giroux City Lights Publishers Critical Thinking
The Zinn Reader: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy Howard Zinn Seven Stories Press Peaceful Change Fighting Back, Common Ground, The Way It Really Is, Tyranny News
This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century Mark Engler, Paul Engler Nation Books Strategic Nonviolent Action, Racial Justice, Civil Resistance Fighting Back, Common Ground
Understanding Ideology Warren Frederick Morris UPA Understanding Ideology Fighting Back, The Way It Really Is
Wages of Rebellion Chris Hedges Nation Books Revolution Fighting Back, The Way It Really Is, Truth Torrent
Win More Union Organizing Drives Jason Mann CreateSpace Organizing Fighting Back