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This is What Democracy Looks Like – August Activism Book Sale!

Get the tools you need to organize in your community by taking advantage of our August Activism Book Sale, now through August 30. From the sassy style of Diane Wilson, to the in-depth knowledge of Edward Girardet, and practical pointers from Jamie Court and George Lakoff.

As you enjoy the dog days of summer, we’ve got the books to fire you up! All of these inspiring, empowering books are 25% off.

Happy reading from the friendly folks at Chelsea Green Publishing!

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DIANE WILSON DIANE WILSON speaks at 2011 Environmental Action conference – watch video. Download the free kindle version of Diane’s first book, An Unreasonable Woman.

DIARY OF AN ECO-OUTLAW: 

An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth 

by Diane Wilson

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Jailed more than 50 times for civil disobedience, Diane Wilson is an activist, shrimper, and all around hell-raiser whose first book, An Unreasonable Woman, told of her battle to save her bay in Seadrift, Texas.  

 

Here she tells of her experience as an activist taking on Union Carbide, co-founding the women’s anti-war group Code Pink, famously covering herself with fake oil and demanding the arrest of BP CEO Tony Hayward.

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KILLING THE CRANES: A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan    by Ed Giradet

 

In a gripping, personal account, Girardet delivers a story of Afghanistan’s resistance fighters, foreign invaders, mercenaries, spies, aid workers, Islamic extremists, and others who have defined Afghanistan’s last thirty years of war, chaos, and strife.

 

“Ed Girardet has accumulated more experience in Afghanistan than almost anyone else in the press corps, and the result is a truly remarkable book about a completely misunderstood country.” -Sebastian Junger, author of War   

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ALONE AND INVISIBLE NO MORE by Allan Teel, M.D

 

Physician Allan Teel has developed a grassroots community action model for elder care that has turned aging in place into a viable alternative for dozens of elderly residents in Damariscotta, Maine.

 

“A must-read book for any community looking at its own aging population and pondering care for these older citizens.”Dennis McCullough, MD, Dartmouth Medical School

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BRUCE LEVINE

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GET UP, STAND UP! Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite by Bruce Levine

While other books will leave you wringing your hands about the state of the world, this book is a battle plan:

it lays out the strategies and tactics whereby Americans can unite, gain strength, and wrest power away from the ruling corporate-government elite.

 

 “A must read for all who resonate with Levine’s belief that We the People have the power and the responsibility to overthrow the ruling elite.”  John Perkins,  author of Hoodwinked        

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NAOMI WOLF ON CNN

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THE END OF AMERICA: Letters of Warning to a Young Patriot by Naomi Wolf pic You will be shocked and disturbed by this book….Wolf explores the underlying ‘ten steps’ that allow dictatorships to emerge and crush dissent and democracy. By the end of this ‘Letter to a Patriot’ you will be driven to action.” Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights

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jamie   JAMIE COURT IS MAD AS HELL - WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER

THE PROGRESSIVE’S GUIDE TO RAISING HELL by Jamie Court book How can progressives get what they believed they voted for? Court tells readers how to heat up their issue, take grassroots action, organize their community, use publicity to their advantage, employ Internet and social media to build support, and get the change they want.

 

This book is the manual for holding Democratic feet to the fire.“  -Howard Dean

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GEORGE LAKOFF

Don’t Think of an Elephant!

by George Lakoff

 

bookIn this book Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also breaks down the ways in which conservatives have framed the issues, and provides examples of how progressives can reframe the debate.

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May Roundup: News, Views & Stuff You Can Use

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Chelsea Green Publishing Turns 30!

Explore a slideshow of cover images from some of our most iconic books over the past 30 years. Excerpts from these books and close to 100 others are all part of a new Chelsea Green anthology celebrating our 30th anniversary – The Chelsea Green Reader. This collection offers readers a glimpse into our wide-ranging list […] Read More..

Chelsea Green Celebrates 30 Years of Craft and Cutting Edge Books

We here at Chelsea Green have always had a nose for authors and books that are years ahead of the cultural curve. That knack is clearly on display in a new anthology that we’re making available to celebrate our first thirty years in publishing. More than one hundred books are represented in this collection and […] Read More..

Living the Simple Life: William Coperthwaite

Late last year architect, maker, visionary, homesteader, and Chelsea Green author William Coperthwaite died in a car accident just miles from his Machiasport home in Maine. The entire Chelsea Green family was saddened by his death, and perhaps none moreso than Peter Forbes who had been inspired by Coperthwaite’s work and contributed the foreword and […] Read More..

Why I’m On A Hunger Strike — Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson is a long time environmental activist, the author of Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, and An Unreasonable Woman, and an injured worker advocate in the Texas Gulf Coast. She is presently on a hunger strike to stop Valero from investing in the Canada tar sands. She forwarded us this letter last week… Workers! Demand […] Read More..