A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating

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

There is a craft to uprisingand this craft can change the worldFrom protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change When mass

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the worlds most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the

Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth

We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self destruction In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide

Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

After a decade designing technologies meant to address education, health, and global poverty, award winning computer scientist Kentaro Toyama came to a difficult conclusion Even in an age of amazing technology, social progress depends on human changes that gadgets can t deliver.Computers in

When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World

Same sex marriage, BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the Peoples Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a 15 minimum wagethese are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism Now, in a

Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

A handbook for anyone who wants to effectively and peacefully improve your neighborhood, make a difference in your community, or change the world Blueprint for Revolution will teach you how to make oppression backfire by playing your opponents strongest card against them identify the almighty

Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change

This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Times as arguably the most important intellectual alive In these recent, wide ranging interviews, conducted for Truthout by C J Polychroniou, Chomsky discusses his views on the

No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality

How can we build a better world And why do so many people with privilege end up making things worse when they try to help Its called the savior mentality, and Jordan Flaherty finds it in FBI informants, anti sex work crusaders, Teach For America corps members, and out of touch journalists No More

Democratic by Design: Why Co-ops, Credit Unions and Communes Are the Only Path to an Equitable America

Co ops Credit unions Communal work space These are all familiar concepts to most Americans, and alive and well throughout the country, yet their potential to challenge the status quo of corporate and government bloat is rarely discussed Such ventures have long appealed to the practical

Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results

Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Jarvious Cotton s great great grandfather could not vote as a slave His great grandfather was beaten to death by the Klu Klux Klan for attempting to vote His grandfather was prevented from voting by Klan intimidation his father was barred by poll taxes and literacy tests Today, Cotton cannot