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April Activism: New Books to Fire You Up

By Chelsea Green

Whether it’s union protests in Wisconsin or populist uprisings in the Middle East, ordinary people right this minute are refusing to yield to government dictators and corporatocracies. There’s never been a better time to stand together for our rights and take action on the issues that matter.

We’re excited to announce the release of two activist titles: Get Up Stand Up by Bruce Levine and Diary of an Eco-Outlaw by Diane Wilson. Get the tools you need to organize in your community by taking advantage of our April Activism book sale. Now through April 10, all items are 25% off.

Jailed more than 50 times for civil disobedience, Diane Wilson has stood up for environmental justice and peace around the world – a fact that has earned her many kudos from environmentalists and peace activists alike, and that has forced progress where progress was hard to come by.

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Is talk of secession sedition? Arundhati Roy responds to charges

By Rady Ananda

In a speech last week supporting ‘azadi’ — or freedom — for the occupied people of Kashmir, Arundhati Roy won the ire of right wing extremists who started a petition to have her arrested on charges of sedition. Even moderates are shocked by her support of secession. I sit on an Indian listserve, and some of the comments against her were vicious, with most people supporting prison for this freedom-loving, earth-loving, prolific writer and activist.

Sedition is being openly discussed in several states in the US.  Bill Kaufman’s new book, Bye Bye, Miss American Empire addresses the topic head on (Chelsea Green, 2010).

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