Ruthie’s Reading and Film List

Stopping Fascism: Understanding What Happened and What to Do About It

If you are like me, you have shortened your attention span and do a lot of your reading online, clicking and skimming. To be a leader of the Black Panther Party, the reading requirement was 2 hours of reading per day. I’m committing to one hour per day! Here’s a list compiled from some of our Movement luminaries. Feel free to send me titles to add to the next one going out. We need to understand what’s happening in a deep way while we fight it with all we’ve got.

• “From Dictatorship to Democracy” (Roadmap for how to fight tyrants, demagogues, and dictators) Gene Sharpe

• Black Lives Matter program (Campaign Zero)

• Black Panther 10-point program

• George blogs

• Film: “The Brainwashing of my Dad”  Jen Senko

• “The Mass Psychology of Fascism”, Wilhelm Reich

• “The End of Protest”, Micah White

• “New World of Indigenous Resistance”, at City

• “What then must we do?”, 2013 Gar Alperovitz

• “Viking Economics”, George Lakey

• “Doing Democracy”, Bill Moyer

• “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”, Greg Palast

• “Vulture’s Picnic”

• The Shock Doctrine”, Naomi Klein

• “A Force More Powerful”, Ackerman and Duvall

• Film: “HEIST”, by Donald Goldmacher

• Strangers in Their Own Land, by  Hochschild

• Film: Bringing Down a Dictator

• Bringing Down A Dictator is a 56-minute documentary film by Steve York about the nonviolent defeat of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

First we build a bright national movement and then we built a political party. We need a movement that transforms into a party.

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