Bookstore on History and Strategy for Dismantling Corporate Constitutional “Rights” & Creating Authentic Democracy Where We Live

Bookstore on History and Strategy for Dismantling Corporate Constitutional “Rights” & Creating Authentic Democracy Where We Live 2017-05-17T11:55:20+00:00

Here’s a list of the key books, DVD’s and CD’s that every community that is building a Community Rights effort will want to have access to. We have teamed up with 100fires.com online bookstore, owned by our staff colleague Paul Cienfuegos, to provide this service. Paul does his best to ensure that every title on this list is always in stock and ready to ship. You can initiate your order simply by clicking directly on a title. 100fires.com will be donating back to Community Rights US 5% of every purchase that you make whenever your order originates from this page. Thank you!

We have divided this substantial book list into categories. Some books may be listed in more than one category. Over the next few months, brief descriptions of each book will be included here. Until then, click on the title for more info.

(Items marked with an asterisk are titles most relevant to Community Rights groups. We can arrange a bulk purchase price for your group’s reference library. Just ask.)


Community Rights vs Corporate Constitutional “Rights” History & Strategy

* Be the Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community
(This title is now out of print, and has been published in a completely new 2nd edition titled We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement. See below.)

* Building Unions: Past, Present and Future (photocopy of out-of-print booklet)

Challenging Corporate Rule: The Petition to Revoke Unocal’s Charter as a Guide to Citizen Action

* Cities Across the Country Are Exercising Their Right of Self-Governance: Will [Your Town Here] Be Next? (Speech on CD)

Citizens Over Corporations: A Brief History of Democracy in Ohio and Challenges to Freedom in the Future

* Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy: A Book of History and Strategy

(The) Elite Consensus: When Corporations Wield the Constitution

Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

* Gaveling Down the Rabble: How “Free Trade” is Stealing Our Democracy

* How to Research the Legal History of Corporations in Your State

* Is a Truly Sustainable Society Achievable as Long as Corporate “Rights” Trump the Rights of People? (Speech on CD)

* On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability: The Community Rights Movement in the United States

* Our Government Doesn’t Serve Us – By Design (Speech on CD)

* (The) People’s Right of Local, Community Self-Government: Grant Township v. Pennsylvania General Energy Company

* Reclaiming Democracy: How Communities Are Saying “NO” to Corporate Rights and Recognizing the Rights of Nature (DVD)

(The) Santa Clara Blues: Corporate Personhood versus Democracy

* Taking Care of Business: Citizenship and the Charter of Incorporation
(Out of Print, but readable online HERE.)

Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became “People” and How You Can Fight Back

* We Need Much Bolder Thinking and Action to Wrest Our Country Back From Corporate Rule (Speech on CD)

* We the People Standing Together to Protect Our Climate: Lessons From the Community Rights Movement (Speech on CD)

* We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States

 

Democracy: Hopes & Threats

Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism

Direct Democracy: What If the People Ran the Country?

Disobedience and Democracy: Nine Fallacies of Law and Order

Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

Empowering Public Wisdom: A Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics

Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court Versus the American People

* (The) Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America

* Propaganda

* Radical Democracy

Reclaiming Capital: Democratic Initiatives and Community Development

Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty

(The) Tao of Democracy: Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works For All

We the People: A Call to Take Back America

 

Rights For Nature

Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany

Should Trees Have Standing?: Law, Morality, and the Environment (3rd Edition)

* Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice (2nd Edition)

 

Resources on Community Organizing & Creating Healthy Groups

* (The) Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups

* Group Works: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings (Card Deck + Info Booklet)

* Not in My Back Yard: The Handbook

Oppose and Propose: Lessons from Movement for a New Society

Re:Imagining Change: How to Use Story-Based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World

* Resource Manual for a Living Revolution: A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists

This Is An Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy – A Guide to Sociocratic Principles and Methods
(Out of Print – check online bookstores for used copies.)

 

Labor vs Corporate Rule

* Building Unions: Past, Present and Future (photocopy of out-of-print booklet)

Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism

Divided We Fall: The Story of the Paperworkers’ Union & the Future of Labor

Fear at Work: Job Blackmail, Labor and the Environment

Looking Forward: Participatory Economics for the Twenty First Century

Pain On Their Faces: Testimonies on the Paper Mill Strike – Jay, Maine, 1987-1988

* (The) Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America

Them and Us: Struggles of a Rank-and-File Union

 

American Revolution & Constitutional History

American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns – The Suppressed History of Our Nation’s Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper That Tried to Report It

* American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence

(The) Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates – The Clashes and Compromises That Gave Birth to Our Form of Government

Common Sense

* (The) Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Founding Fathers and the Birth of Our Nation

Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right

(The) Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History 1775-1865

* (The) Dorr War: The Constitutional Struggle in Rhode Island

(An) Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

* (The) First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord

* Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation

Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past

* (A) Peoples History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence

Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation

* (The) Spirit of ’74: How the American Revolution Began

* (The) Spirit of American Government – A Study of the Constitution: Its Origin, Influence and Relation to Democracy

* Taking Care of Business: Citizenship and the Charter of Incorporation
(Out of Print, but readable online HERE.)

What the Anti-Federalists Were For: The Political Thought of the Opponents of the Constitution

 

Law & Social Change

* Gaveling Down the Rabble: How “Free Trade” is Stealing Our Democracy

* How to Research the Legal History of Corporations in Your State

(A) People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution

* (The) People’s Right of Local, Community Self-Government: Grant Township v. Pennsylvania General Energy Company

Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress’ 1864 Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant

Railroads and Regulations 1877-1916

(The) Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life and Build Community

Should Trees Have Standing?: Law, Morality, and the Environment (3rd Edition)

State Constitutions for the Twenty-First Century:
Volume 1: The Politics of State Constitutional Reform
Volume 2: Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments
Volume 3: The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform
(Or purchase the three-volume set HERE.)

(The) Transformation of American Law 1780-1860: Studies in Legal History (Volume 1)

(The) Transformation of American Law 1870-1960: The Crisis of Legal Orthodoxy (Volume 2)

 

Social Movement Histories & Strategies (see also American Revolution)

(The) Corporation (DVD)

For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America

(An) Indigenous People’s History of the United States

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

(A) People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution

(A) Peoples History of the United States

(A) Peoples History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

* (The) Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America

Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women’s Suffrage

Stop, Thief! The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance

* (The) Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916

What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution – Democratizing wealth and building a community-sustaining economy from the ground up

(A) Young People’s History of the United States

* Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict