August 1, 2017
#ungovernable: Books about Prison Abolition

The United States has the highest incarceration rates in the world, with 724 people in prison out of every 100,000. While the US is only about 4.4% of the world’s population, it makes up 22% of the world’s prisoners. Rates of incarceration have been steadily climbing over the past four decades, and the majority of […]

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July 27, 2017
Thich Nhat Hanh on Buddhism and Social Justice

Thich Nhat Hanh is an incredible translator of Buddhist teachings in a way that resonates with the struggle for social justice. Also known for other books, such as The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh wrote The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and […]

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July 27, 2017
11 Radical Children’s Books for Social Justice Parenting

It’s obvious that here at Library Card, we believe in the transformative power of reading to expand our consciousness and to challenge all the -isms that dominant culture instills. But if you’re a parent, you don’t need to wait until your child can read at a YA level. (Though trust - there is so much […]

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July 26, 2017
Critical Theory Books by the Frankfurt School: Where to Start?

So you want to learn about the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, but you have no idea where to begin? We're here to help. Below we outline (and summarize!) which books by the Frankfurt School you should start with, out of all the books by the Frankfurt School out there (many!). Dialectic of Enlightenment (Cultural […]

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July 26, 2017
Spotlight: Five Books about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution

“Brothers and friends, I am Toussaint Louverture; perhaps my name has made itself known to you. I have undertaken vengeance. I want Liberty and Equality to reign in St Domingue. I am working to make that happen. Unite yourselves to us, brothers and fight with us for the same cause. Your very humble and obedient […]

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July 25, 2017
Research is Resistance

Every form of injustice is based on some lie or error. Research is therefore the concrete political activity that disrupts the base of all injustice. Think about it: every single form of human activity and its implications for social justice can be improved by better understanding of various questions. But you only have so much […]

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