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Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867239
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: City Lights Books - January 9th, 2018

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is not only a brilliant historian (she wrote “An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States”), but was also an avid gun enthusiast and belonged to an armed underground group. Who better to write a book arguing that the second amendment and white supremacy are inextricably bound, and that the mainstream gun debate is just a dichotomy between two red herrings? This book is going to make people on both sides of the gun debate uncomfortable, and it is a necessary discomfort. 


Review by Anje

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The End of Policing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781784782894
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Verso - October 10th, 2017

I thought this was a concise, accessible read. If you already own a dog-eared copy of "Are Prisons Obsolete?" or have a pen pal through Black and Pink, then this book will be preaching to the choir. However, if you have no idea what those things are but do think that there must be a better way of handling social problems than just sending the police in, this book is a great place to start.


Review by Anje