resources

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Recommended Reading
  • The People's History of the United States (online for free!) by Howard Zinn
  • Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
  • A Woman Among Warlords by Malalai Joya
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • Give Me Liberty and The End of America by Naomi Wolf
  • Nonviolence: 25 Lessons from the History of A Dangerous Idea
  • A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Alfred McCoy
  • Voices of Dissent: Critical Readings in American Politics
  • Army of None by David Solnit and Aimee Allison
  • Ten Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military by Elizabeth Weill-Greeneberg
  • Addicted To War: Why the US Can't Kick Militarism
  • A People's History of the American Empire by Howard Zinn
  • Military Resistors and Beyond the Green Zone by Dahr Jamail
  • The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brian
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 1984, Animal Farm, and Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  • Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Persepolis
  • The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq by Patrick Cockburn
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America by Barbara Ehrenreich 
  • The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy



Ideas for Movie Screenings


Rethink Afghanistan Documentary
We high suggest you view this film and show it to as many other people as you can. We embedded it here in its six distinct parts. (courtesy of youtube and rethinkafghanistan.com)


Part 1: More Troops? 







Part 2: Pakistan

Part 3: Cost of War

Part 4: Civilian Casualties

Part 5: Women of Afghanistan

Part 6: Security






Taxi to the Darkside Documentary
This film seeks to prove horrific instances of torture (Abu Ghraib, Bagram) are the results of decisions by the upper tiers of the military establishment rather than a few soldiers. Here is the trailer. The documentary is available on amazon, blockbuster, netflix, etc. 

Persepolis 
A great memoir of a woman growing up in the chaos that is Iran after the post direct intervention by the West and after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Here's the trailer.

Milk
This film tells the story of Harvey Milk, the nation's first openly homosexual politician elected to office. Very inspiring and a great movie to have a discussion on the right of LGBT people in the United States. Here's the trailer.