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How We Get Free - A Reading List

The original intention of this list was to present an array of broadly anti-fascist reading. As I began putting it together, it became apparent that while such lists are good, I wanted ours to do something different.

I wanted ours to identify what has happened and is happening, yes; but also to reflect upon the fresh ways forward. Fascism has been resisted in the past, and it has been seemingly defeated. Its reoccurence, I have to believe, is neither a coincidence nor an inevitability. 

There have been (and remain) actively suppressed paths forward -- with leadership and wisdom too often silenced -- that attend to the conditions where white supremacy, misogyny, and hate are the guiding principles. 

I wanted a list attending to these winding, intersecting paths. 

A word about lists: they should evolve. This isn't stone, and even that cracks and fades. Our crisis didn't start with Trump, and it won't end when we vote on Nov. 3, 2020. Like all acts of resistance and revolution, my hope is this one, too, might change with the ongoing conversation and alongside the coming community. -- Brad (10/19/20)

 

Organizing for Autonomy: History, Theory, and Strategy for Collective Liberation Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781942173212
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Published: Common Notions - October 27th, 2020

Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition Cover Image
By Collective Debt, Astra Taylor (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781642592627
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 20th, 2020

Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780691181998
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 13th, 2020

Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781788738613
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Published: Verso - October 13th, 2020

How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America (Voice of Witness) Cover Image
By Sara Sinclair (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781642592719
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 13th, 2020

Making Abolitionist Worlds: Proposals for a World on Fire Cover Image
By Abolition Collective (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781942173175
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Published: Common Notions - October 6th, 2020

On Fascism: 12 Lessons from American History Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250752697
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 29th, 2020

The Twittering Machine Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788739283
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Published: Verso - September 22nd, 2020

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781250239082
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Published: Picador - August 27th, 2019

Fascism: History and Theory Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780745341200
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Published: Pluto Press - September 20th, 2020

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780385545808
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Published: Doubleday - July 21st, 2020

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525511854
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

What about Activism? Cover Image
By Steven Henry Madoff (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9783956794728
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Published: Sternberg Press - December 10th, 2019

As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849353168
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Published: AK Press - June 5th, 2018

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608468553
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Published: Haymarket Books - December 5th, 2017

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

Communism for Kids Cover Image
By Bini Adamczak, Jacob Blumenfeld (Translator), Sophie Lewis (Translator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780262533355
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Published: MIT Press - March 24th, 2017

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679724674
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Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

Having and Being Had Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537458
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781849353755
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Published: AK Press - August 18th, 2020

A Theory of System Justification Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780674244658
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Published: Harvard University Press - July 14th, 2020

The Verso Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance Cover Image
By Andrew Hsiao (Editor), Audrea Lim (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781788739115
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Published: Verso - June 16th, 2020

A History of America in Ten Strikes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620976272
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Published: New Press - September 1st, 2020

Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781517908867
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - June 30th, 2020

Strike!: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Jeremy Brecher, Kim Kelly (Foreword by), Sara Nelson (Preface by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9781629638003
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Published: PM Press - June 1st, 2020

A Brief History of Fascist Lies Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780520346710
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Published: University of California Press - April 14th, 2020

No Fascist Usa!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872867963
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Published: City Lights Books - January 28th, 2020

How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780745339788
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Published: Pluto Press - January 20th, 2020

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807039823
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Published: Beacon Press - August 27th, 2019

Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780231187411
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Published: Columbia University Press - August 20th, 2019

From Fascism to Populism in History Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780520309357
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Published: University of California Press - August 20th, 2019

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Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197036
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Published: Melville House - August 14th, 2017

Utopia Cover Image
By Thomas More, Ursula K. Le Guin (Contributions by), China Miéville (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781784787608
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Published: Verso - November 8th, 2016

Sex, Race and Class—The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings 1952–2011 (Common Notions) Cover Image
By Selma James, Marcus Rediker (Foreword by), Nina López (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781604864540
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Published: PM Press - May 1st, 2012

The Face of Struggle: An Allegory Without Words Cover Image
By Seth Tobocman, Peter Kuper (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781849353779
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Published: AK Press - April 7th, 2020

The Authoritarian Personality Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9781788731645
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Published: Verso - August 27th, 2019

I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781551527758
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 15th, 2019

Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781642592603
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2020

Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781849353625
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Published: AK Press - January 21st, 2020

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781942094470
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Published: Central Recovery Press - September 19th, 2017

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good Cover Image
By Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781849353267
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Published: AK Press - March 19th, 2019

Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (Veritas Paperbacks) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300246759
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Published: Yale University Press - March 17th, 2020

Organizing While Undocumented: Immigrant Youth's Political Activism Under the Law (Latina/O Sociology #4) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781479834150
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Published: New York University Press - March 3rd, 2020

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781479837243
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Published: New York University Press - February 20th, 2018

Crowds and Power Cover Image
By Elias Canetti, Carol Stewart (Translated by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780374518202
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 1st, 1984

Oneness vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645020394
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - August 31st, 2020

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551526430
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2016

Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times (Posthumanities) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780816698646
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - December 6th, 2016

From #blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781608465620
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2016