Recommended reading

Following are some books that I recommend.  For more information, you can click on any that interest you.

In Defense of Julian Assange

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In Defense of Julian Assange

The purpose of this book is to build support for Assange and prevent his extradition and delivery into the hands of the Trump administration. A wide range of distinguished contributors, many of them in original pieces, set out the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the importance of their work, and the dangers for us all in the persecution they face. In Defense of Julian Assange is a vivid, vital intervention into one of the most important political issues of our day.

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Permanent Record

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Recommended reads | 0 comments

Permanent Record

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

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The Art and Science of Caregiving: Stories of Inspiring Elders with an End-of-Life Guidebook

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The Art and Science of Caregiving: Stories of Inspiring Elders with an End-of-Life Guidebook

In The Art and Science of Caregiving, Annelise Schinzinger helps readers become skilled companions and caregivers.

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Building the Impossible: A Regugee’s Journey of Giving Back 

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Building the Impossible: A Regugee’s Journey of Giving Back 

The book recounts the story of Zebiba Shekhia’s achievement in building a high school for Eritrean refugee girls in Sudan.

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Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border

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Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border

Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border paints a damning portrait of the U.S.-Mexico border, where militaristic fantasies are unleashed, violent technologies are tested, and immigrants are targeted.

 

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Shoshana Zuboff’s book is the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism,” and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

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Solitary

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Recommended reads | 0 comments

Solitary

Solitary is Albert Woodfox’s story of serving more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit.

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MANUFACTURING CONSENT: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Recommended reads | 0 comments

MANUFACTURING CONSENT: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

In “Manufacturing Consent,” authors Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky argue that Americans have been systematically misled about the substance and morality of US foreign policies.

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Light Upon Light: In Search of a Beautiful God

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Recommended reads | 1 comment

Light Upon Light: In Search of a Beautiful God

In Light Upon Light: In Search of a Beautiful God, Mickey Weems shares with all of us a deep and personal account of his spiritual journey. He explores Islamic theology, self-reflects on his own experiences, and searches for a greater purpose.

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Searching for the White Magician

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Newsletter, Recommended reads | 0 comments

Searching for the White Magician

In Searching for the White Magician Stefania Magidson invites the reader to join her on a journey of exploration and rediscovery of that inner place that holds the lens of mystery through which life filters, if we allow it.

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