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A JOURNEY TO JUSTICE IN PRISONS AROUND THE WORLD
Written by BAZ DREISINGER

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51727-7

Baz Dreisinger travels behind bars in nine countries to rethink the state of justice in a global context
 
Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and...

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THE MANY FACES OF ANONYMOUS
Written by GABRIELLA COLEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68983-7

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”

Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over...

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THE $19 BILLION LEGAL BATTLE OVER OIL IN THE RAIN FOREST AND THE LAWYER WHO'D STOP AT NOTHING TO WIN
Written by PAUL M. BARRETT

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 09/22/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43636-0

The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.

Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives...

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Written by ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-784-78115-6

Crisis? What crisis? How powerful corporations make a killing out of disaster

Award-winning journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across the US, Britain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Australia to witness the reality of Disaster Capitalism—the hidden world of privatized detention centers and militarized private security, formed to protect corporations as they profit from war zones. He visits Britain’s immigration detention centers, tours the prison system in the United...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98496-5

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
 
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book 

Selected for common...

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THE LIMITS OF LIBERTY IN MODERN AMERICA
Written by DAVID K. SHIPLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/03/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94700-0

An enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms.
 
With telling anecdote and detail, Pulitzer Prize–winner David K. Shipler explores the territory where the Constitution meets everyday America, where legal compromises—before and since 9/11—have undermined the criminal justice system’s fairness, enhanced the executive branch’s power over citizens and immigrants, and...

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ISLAMOPHOBIA, EXTREMISM, AND THE DOMESTIC WAR ON TERROR
Written by ARUN KUNDNANI

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68558-7

Death came instantly to Imam Luqman, as four FBI agents fired semiautomatic rifles at him from a few feet away. Another sixty officers surrounded the building on that October morning, the culmination of a two-year undercover investigation that had infiltrated the imam’s Detroit mosque. The FBI quickly claimed that Luqman Abdullah was “the leader of a domestic terrorist group.” And yet, caught on tape, he had refused to help “do something” violent, as it might injure innocents, and no...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99452-0

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Winner of the NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Literary Work - Nonfiction)
Winner of the Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize (Nonfiction)
Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Current Interest)
Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Selected for common reading at:

High Schools:
Boston College High School
The Browning School
 
Colleges/Universities:
Auburn University
Carthage College
Colorado College
Loyola...

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A GLOBAL VISION OF JUSTICE

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 01/14/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-08607-0

An unprecedented and timely collection that captures the global vision of Dr. King–in his own words.

Too many people continue to think of Dr. King only as “a southern civil rights leader” or “an American Gandhi,” thus ignoring his impact on poor and oppressed people around the world. In a Single Garment of Destiny is the first book to treat King’s positions on global liberation struggles through the prism of his own words and activities.

From the pages of this extraordinary collection, King...

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THE MANY FACES OF NELSON MANDELA
Written by DANNY SCHECHTER

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 11/26/2013

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80557-9

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material for the film, is an unexpurgated collection of the views and opinions of South Africa’s first Black president, and it draws on Danny Schechter’s forty-year relationship with “Madiba,” as Nelson Mandela is known in his native South Africa.  

Each chapter of this unique portrait corresponds to...

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THE MANY FACES OF NELSON MANDELA
Written by DANNY SCHECHTER

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 11/26/2013

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-1-609-80559-3

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material for the film, is an unexpurgated collection of the views and opinions of South Africa’s first Black president, and it draws on Danny Schechter’s forty-year relationship with “Madiba,” as Nelson Mandela is known in his native South Africa.  

Each chapter of this unique portrait corresponds to...

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HOW BUSH AND CHENEY ATTACKED THE RULE OF LAW AND PLOTTED TO AVOID PROSECUTION? AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 02/05/2013

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00338-1

Holtzman and Cooper reveal how the Bush-Cheney administration broke the law–and why and how the people can bring them to justice.

Deceiving Congress about the war in Iraq, illegal wire-tapping, and torture are only a few of the ways that the Bush-Cheney administration transgressed the law. Yet, they remain unindicted for these and other offenses. This book details how they got away with it, and how they can be held accountable.

“Elizabeth Holtzman, who helped bring President Nixon to justice...

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