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The Battle for Paradise is essential reading for every American. Into this nearly pocket-sized book, Naomi Klein packs a thorough account of Puerto Rico's struggle to recover after Hurricane María; her report is simultaneously deep enough for those who are familiar with the island's history and politics and accessible enough for those who aren't. Illustrating the visions and strategies of disaster capitalists as well as of grassroots Puerto Rican activists, Klein connects the reader to individuals and organizations doing work on the ground that will almost certainly shape the island's future. Expect to finish more informed, better equipped, and with a keener outlook on justice.

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$9.95
ISBN: 9781608463572
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 1st, 2018

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Packed with details sure to interest any reader regardless of their opinion of gun culture, Loaded is a much-needed history of the Second Amendment. Opening with a memory of Dunbar-Ortiz’ own experience purchasing guns for protection as a member of an activist community, the author contextualizes the United States’ relationship with guns (and gun control) from the amendment’s inception to today’s headlines. She masterfully turns over familiar ideas—the NRA, Western heroes, workplace shootings—to expose less familiar truths, illuminating American violence and reckoning with the country’s patterns of settler-colonialism. With a memorable mixture of depth and incisiveness, Dunbar-Ortiz lays out the white supremacist history of gun violence, providing a critical—yet often missing—perspective.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867239
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Published: City Lights Books - January 9th, 2018

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