Plugin by Social Author Bio’s Recommended Books for Activists standard

This a momentous year for whistleblowing, muckraking and activism, we’ve selected our must-reads on activism and resistance. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman Essential reading for anyone interested in the history and workings of the oft-maligned and little-understood activist collective. As Gabriella Coleman reveals, Anonymous’ blend of subversive political tactics and chutzpah has done much to expose wrongdoing in the fight for government and corporate transparency. Like the Occupy movement with which they are often affiliated, the popularity of Anonymous’ broad anti-capitalist, anti-war stance is testament to the Internet’s power for mobilization, making them a movement for our times.   This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein This wide-ranging climate change polemic could ...

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The Case for Social Supermarkets standard

  This December, the UK’s first full-scale social supermarket opens its doors. The south London store – Community Shop – will sell surplus food and drink to those on the verge of food poverty for up to 70% less than regular prices. In the UK alone, it is estimated that around 3.5m tons of food is wasted each year before it reaches shopping baskets, of which about 10% is good enough to be eaten but is rejected because of mislabeling or damaged packaging, the Guardian reports. In the US, this amounts a staggering 43 billion pounds of food annually. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 30 percent of our food, valued at $162 billion annually, isn’t eaten and food is ...

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5 Youth Movements Making an Impact standard

 The Immigrant Youth Coalition This California-based initiative is led by undocumented youth and immigrants and students to fight for immigrant rights, education and against criminalization. The Coalition successfully mobilized for the TRUST Act cruel and costly immigration “hold” requests in local jails. Read more about the Coalition   #YaMeCanse The disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa school in Iguala in September has sparked the most significant mass movement in Mexico in decades.  Under the banner of ‘ya me cansé,’ or ‘i’ve had enough,’ an enormous number of Mexico’s youth have taken to the streets over the last months to demand justice for issues of corruption within the Peña Nieto government. The movement has garnered worldwide attention, with 43 cities across the ...

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