Educating the Resistance

Here’s a partial list of resources I shared recently at a talk to give some context to some elements of what’s currently being called “The Resistance” in the U.S.

Military Industrial Complex
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear, & the Selling of American Empire (video)
War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (video)
Militainment: Militarism & Pop Culture (video)
Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism (video)
Blood & Oil (video)

Islamophobia
On Orientalism by Dr. Edward Said (video)
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People by Dr. Jack Shaheen (video)

Critical Media Literacy
Manufacturing Consent by Dr. Noam Chomsky (video)
Rich Media, Poor Democracy (video)
Dr. Robert McChesney

Transformative Justice/Prison Abolition
Instead of Prisons- a handbooks for abolitionists
Visions of Abolition (video)
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
Critical Resistance
Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective

Liberalism
The Sexual Contract by Dr. Carole Pateman
The Racial Contract by Dr. Charles Mills
Contract & Domination by Dr. Carol Pateman & Dr. Charles Mills

Native Feminisms
Dr. Kim TallBear (video)
Dr. Kehaulani Kauanui (audio)
Dr. Haunani Kay Trask (video)
Dr. Sara Deer
Dr. Leanne Simpson
Dr. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz
Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists (video)

Education
Dr. Henry Giroux
Paulo Freire
Education Inc. (video)

Totalitarianism
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

Organization to Support
Lakota People’s Law Project


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