Andy Stern (SEIU)
In his new book A Country That Works, Andy Stern argues that our political and social systems increasingly don’t function and need major reform. He proposes innovative and workable solutions for vital political and economic reform – a plan for a renewed America where work is rewarded; where everyone has quality, affordable health care; where our education system effectively teaches our children; where people can retire with dignity and security; and where everyone contributes to making America great.

Richard S. Gilbert
The Prophetic Imperative: Social Gospel in Theory and Practice
– Contains a wealth of practical information, and speaks coherently on the social issues we care about most. The author argues that spirituality is foundational, and he writes movingly about the importance of the worshiping community. “Somewhere between ‘playing church with bells and smells’ and a political action meeting,” he explains, “is the worshiping community nourishing itself for the work of the world. At its best, worship is an expression of, but not a substitute for, social responsibility.”

Gail Eisnitz
Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry -
Gail Eisnitz has penetrated the veil that hangs over meat production, and what she has found will shock every reader.

Douglas Sturm
Solidarity and Suffering: Toward a Politics of Relationality (Suny Series, Religion and American Public Life)

Lester R. Brown
Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

David von Drehle
Triangle : The Fire That Changed America

Jim Wallis
God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It

Gwynne Dyer
Future: Tense: The Coming World Order?
War: The Lethal Custom
Ignorant Armies: Sliding into War in Iraq

John Perkins
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

George Lakoff
Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate–The Essential Guide for Progressives

Paul Loeb
Soul of a Citizen : Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time

Paul H. Ray
The Cultural Creatives : How 50 Million People Are Changing the World

Ross Gelbspan
Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis–And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster

Thom Hartmann
We the People: A Call to Take Back America, What Would Jefferson Do?

Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right,
Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot
The Truth: with Jokes

Michael Moore
Will They Ever Trust Us Again?
Dude, Where’s My Country?
Stupid White Men…and Other Sorry Excuses

Howard Zinn
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-Present
You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train : A Personal History of Our Times
Voices of a People’s History in the United States

Noam Chomsky
Manufacturing Consent : The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky on Anarchism

Gore Vidal
Imperial America : Reflections on the United States of Amnesia
Inventing a Nation
Lincoln: A Novel

Greg Palast
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High-Finance Fraudsters

John Pilger
The New Rulers of the World

Mike Palecek
The Last Liberal Outlaw

Peter Dale Scott
Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina
Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America
Deep Politics and the Death of JFK

Chalmers Johnson
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic [The American Empire Project]
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (Second Edition)

Arundhati Roy
An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire
The God of Small Things
The Cost of Living

Vandana Shiva
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit
Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development

Fritjof Capra
The Hidden Connections : A Science for Sustainable Living
The Web of Life : A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems
The Tao of Physics

Rachel Carson
Silent Spring
The Sea Around Us
The Sense of Wonder

Howard Dean
You Have the Power : How to Take Back Our Country and Restore Democracy in America
Winning Back America
Howard Dean in His Own Words

Leonard Peltier
Prison Writings : My Life Is My Sun Dance
Trial of Leonard Peltier
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

Richard Heinberg
Powerdown : Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World
The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
A New Covenant with Nature

Paul Roberts
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World