Category: Book Recommendations

LJDC – MArch Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book RecommendationsThe Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America, by Charlotte AlterViking (February 18, 2020) 368 pagesA new generation is stepping up. There are now twenty-six millennials in Congress–a fivefold increase gained

LJDC January 2020 – Book and Movie Recommendations

This Month’s Book and Movie Recommendations The Great Hack, by Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim If you’d rather not think about how your life is locked in a dystopian web of your own data, don’t watch the new Netflix documentary *The Great Hack*.But

LJDC November 2019 – Book and Movie Recommendations

This Month’s Book and Movie Recommendations WOMAN AT WARFilm by Benedikt ErlingssonHalla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by

LJDC October 2019 – Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations Permanent Record, by Edward SnowdenMetropolitan Books (September 17, 2019) 352 Pages Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his

LJDC September 2019 – Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul HawkenPublisher: Penguin Books (April 18, 2017) 256 PagesThe 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and

August’19 Books

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World,by Anand Giridharadas Knopf; First Edition, First Printing edition (August 28, 2018) 304 PagesThe New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite’s efforts to “change the world” preserve the status

LJDC Monthly Meeting – July

The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, July 14, 2019 2 – 4:30 pm PROGRAM: The Case Against Expanding the San Diego Convention Center SPEAKER: Cory Briggs The initiative to expand the convention center will be on the  Primary Ballot in March, in

June ’19 Books

This Month’s Book Recommendations Our History Is the Future – Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous ResistanceBy Nick EstesPublished by Verso (Mar 05, 2019) 320 PagesHow two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement

May ’19 Books

This Month’s Book Recommendations Against Charity, by Julie Wark and Daniel RaventosAK Press (January 9th 2018)Charity is not a gift. Gift-giving implies reciprocity, an ongoing relationship. When requital is impossible, the act of giving remains outside mutual ties and charity

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April’19 Books

The Making Of Donald Trump, by David Cay Johnston Melville House (August 2, 2016)The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, this in-depth report by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at

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