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[Kindle only] Howard Zinn was always an astute observer of history. These essays remind us that for nearly fifty years Zinn himself was deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States. Nowhere has Zinn’s courage and commitment to speaking out been as evident.

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In this postscript to Tools for Conviviality, Illich calls for the right to useful unemployment: a positive, constructive, and even optimistic concept dealing with that activity by which people are useful to themselves and others outside the production of commodities for the market.

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The Commons challenges market economics by explaining how cooperation generates significant value and human fulfillment; and provides a framework of law and social action that can help us move beyond the pathologies of neoliberal capitalism.

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‘Why does civilisation grow food, lock it up, and then make people earn money to buy it back ?” Why not abandon the hierarchical lifestyles that cause many of our social problems? Quinn challenges the “old mind” thinking that believes problems should be fixed with social programmes.

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Food writer Frederick Kaufman sets out to discover the connection between the global food system and why the food on our tables is getting less healthy and less delicious even as the the world’s biggest food companies and food scientists say things are better than ever.

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In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust on its members. He shows the unique role of trust in facilitating and stabilising human society. He also discusses why and how trust has evolved, why it works the way it does, and the ways that the information society is changing everything.

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A powerful yet pragmatic road-map to a new paradigm for civilisation, that simultaneously offers a trenchant, unrelenting critique of the prevailing global order, and an all-encompassing approach to the eternal problem of hierarchy, and how so few people are currently manage to determine the destiny of so many.

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A heartfelt series of essays that illuminate the nature of learning and the perverse consequences of professionally imposed schooling requirements. Far from the assumed engine of equality, modern schooling promotes inequality and social stratification. It’s powerful and graded liturgy convinces the majority of people that their inferior status derives from a failure to consume sufficient quantities of expensive educational services.

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Albert Einstein Institution: offers various free publications  for advancing freedom through nonviolent action.

The Authoritarians (2006) – Prof. Bob Altemeyer, Manitoba, Canada.

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