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On Fire

Klien makes the case for a Green New Deal--explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.  On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices. These long-form essays show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one, as well. On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.

Beaten down, Worked Up

An in-depth look at working men and women in America, the challenges they face, and how they can be re-empowered In an era when corporate profits have soared while wages have flatlined, millions of Americans are searching for ways to improve their lives, and they're often turning to labor unions and worker action, whether #RedforEd teachers' strikes or the Fight for $15. Examining the decades-long decline in worker power, Steven Greenhouse addresses some of the most pressing problems facing our nation today, and shows us the modern labor landscape through the stories of dozens of American workers, from G.M. workers to Uber drivers, and we see how unions historically have empowered--and lifted--the most marginalized, including young women garment workers in New York in 1909, black sanitation workers in Memphis in 1968, and hotel housekeepers today. 

People, Power, and Profits

In People, Power, and Profits, Joseph E. Stiglitz examines how the American economy - and its government - tilts toward big business. A few corporations dominate entire sectors of the economy, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth.  Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and of increases in standards of living, based on learning, advances in science and technology, and the rule of law. He shows that the assault on the judiciary, universities, and the media undermines the very institutions that have long been the foundation of America's economic might and its democracy. An authoritative account of the predictable dangers of free market fundamentalism and the foundations of progressive capitalism.

Sand and Blood

A damning portrait of the U.S.-Mexico border, where militaristic fantasies are unleashed, violent technologies are tested, and immigrants are targeted. Over the past three decades, U.S. immigration and border security policies have turned the southern states into conflict zones, spawned a network of immigrant detention centers, and unleashed an army of ICE agents into cities across the country. As award-winning journalist John Carlos Frey reveals, the war against immigrants has been escalating for decades, fueled by defense contractors and lobbyists seeking profits and politicians--Republicans and Democrats alike--who relied on racist fear-mongering to turn out votes. 

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