Check out this extraordinary list for educating ourselves in preparation for better leadership from the new inquiry, a left-radical source for news. As always, pay attention to context, get informed, and take what is useful. Educate yourself, be discerning, check your sources. Then lead from your sense of justice and the call you hear from the world.
The article provides: “A reading list created by a group of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Muslim, and Jewish people who are writers, organizers, teachers, anti-fascists, anti-capitalists, and radicals.
“WE studied and pursued methods for revolutionary social change before Trump came to power, and our core focus remains the same: abolishing the ever-enlarging systems of hierarchy, control, and environmental destruction necessary to sustain the growth of capital. With the ascendance of White nationalist ambition to the upper echelons of empire, we have given special attention to struggles waged and endured by marginalized people for whom the fight against capital has always been a concurrent fight against Anglo-Saxon supremacy.
“Although there are bleak times ahead, we must remember that for most of us America was never paradise. Democrats and liberals will use this time to revise history. They will present themselves as the reasonable solution to Trump’s reign and advocate a return to “normalcy.” But their normal is a country where Black people are routinely killed by police and more people are imprisoned than any other place in the world. Their normal is a country where millions are exploited while a handful eat lavishly. Their normal is the opposite of a solution; it’s a threat to our lives.
We encourage everyone to use their local libraries and indiebound.org to acquire the books listed below.”
A short list included in this blog, but there are many more about the rise of the right and/or fascism in other countries, about the wall/border control, about civil rights movements, issues today. Many resources to pick and choose from. Read more…
‘Hail Trump!’: White Nationalists Salute the President Elect
This Is Not a Guide: Is the Alt-Right White Supremacist? (yes)
Why We Must Stop Speaking of Oppression as “Hate”
The Myth of the Bullied White Outcast Loner Is Helping Fuel a Fascist Resurgence
The Dark History of Donald Trump’s Right-Wing Revolt
Trump Normalization Watch
The Real Origins of ‘Lone Wolf’ White Supremacists Like Dylan Roof
Do you have other resources we need to see?