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Make 2017 a Year of Resistance!

Haymarket author and people's historian Howard Zinn wrote: 

“To survive, democracy needs a truly radical, truly independent press more than ever before. We need to create a culture in this country in which reading and resistance go hand-in-hand.”

In that spirit, we offer a reading guide for those looking for the history, politics, and inspiration for the many struggles to come. Let's work to make 2017 a Year of Resistance!

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
By Rebecca Solnit

Demand the Impossible! 
By Bill Ayers

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation 
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement 
By Angela Y. Davis

Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice 
By Jael SillimanMarlene Gerber FriedLoretta Ross, and Elena R. Gutiérrez

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said 
By Arundhati Roy and John Cusack

Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global

By Paul Mason

Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy 
By Grace Chang

Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States 
By Sharon Smith

No One Is Illegal:Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis

Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire
By Deepa Kumar

Disobedience and Democracy
By Howard Zinn

Boycott Divestment Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
By Omar Barghouti

Rank & File: Personal Histories by Working-Class Organizers
Edited by Alice Lynd and Staughton Lynd

The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History's Most Important Political Document
By Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, edited and annotated by Phil Gasper

Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up from Brooklyn to Palestine
Poems by Remi Kanazi

Poor Workers' Unions: Rebuilding Labor from Below 
By Vanessa Tait

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?
A Truthout Collection edited by Maya Schenwar, Alana Yu-lan Price, and Joe Macaré

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing
Edited by Jesse Hagopian
  • Live Working or Die Fighting

  • Disobedience and Democracy

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

  • Hope in the Dark

  • Demand the Impossible!

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