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Please read this book. It takes an hour. Snyder is a well-respected historian that focuses on the Holocaust. In this book he details 20 tangible things to do in the US's current political situation: who to believe, how to protect our institutions like free press. I've long said we're on a dangerous path right now. We can't guarantee checks/balances will protect us from tyranny. But we can try. This is a great testament of warning & action. 🇺🇸🗽

Notafraidofwords Yes! And after you read this before you go on YouTube and watch every single video this man is In. 7y
BookishFeminist @Notafraidofwords Yes! Snyder is excellent. He has another great book out too that I haven't gotten through because it's heavy material, but super important: 7y
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Notafraidofwords @BookishFeminist yes, i have checked out the reviews of that one. But I'm terrified to read it. 7y
Gezemice ok, you convinced me. On tbr it goes - on Goodreads. That for me it means I am actually going to read it! 7y
moranadatter Seconded! It's a fantastic little book. 7y
OrangeMooseReads This is a must read/listen! He makes important points. 7y
trifus Very quick read! 7y
Redwritinghood Just got it on Kindle earlier this week. 👍🏻👍🏻 7y
Aarondallas Thank you for this! 7y
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Last #BookMail for today! 📬🎉

This has been on my radar since it came out last year but I decided to splurge this week since I don't know nearly enough about AIDS. It's the book club selection for the Daily Action page on Facebook. It's also huge. 😱 there's no way I would be able to finish it in time if I checked it out from the library. I've heard nothing but great things & I'm excited to dig in. #OverThis #ReadRiseResist

LizzyM Loved this book so hard. It is long but also riveting. It read so quickly for me - I TORE through it. 7y
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More #BookMail! 📬🎉

This is the memoir written by Cleve Jones, a prominent LGBT activist, that is the basis for the new documentary series on ABC. The tv series is phenomenal and very intersectional so far, and I'm really looking forward to reading his social justice memoir to learn about his life and activism in this own words. #OverThis #ReadRiseResist

SoniaC Not sure if Roma Guy is mentioned in there but I have the privilege of knowing her. Pretty awesome. 7y
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Postcards From the Edge | Carrie Fisher
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A small group of us had a postcard party today and this our stack of cards going out to politicians and organizations. ✊ #overthis

Jas16 That is awesome 👏👏 7y
A_planNerd Awesome. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 7y
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Bibliogeekery ❤️ 7y
CherylDeFranceschi 💪🏼 7y
OrangeMooseReads ✊️✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿✊🏾 7y
Lmstraubie AWESOME!!! 7y
rachellayown 👊🏼👊🏿👊🏽 7y
kspenmoll Great idea!!! 7y
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Thank you, Director Jarvis ❤️🏕 #overthis #altfacts #resist #nationalparks

DogMomIrene This news is fantastic! Like librarians, Park Rangers rock! 7y
Theresa I love it!! They need all the support we can give them!! 7y
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Has anyone read this? I just heard about it today from a Dem friend. Curious to know your thoughts! #resistlist #overthis

MyNamesParadise The fucker, I mean, our President signed at least one more executive order today. #TellMeHeIsntHitler 7y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MyNamesParadise No more "wait and see." This is a nightmare. 7y
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So I've been so inspired by my friends over the pond. The women's March and reading lists such as #overthis #allisnotlost and with groups such as the #socialjusticebookclub being formed. I love how everyone is educating themselves and getting involved, your all truly inspiring! So I was wondering if anyone would like to start putting together a brexit style reading list together? I've been doing this in my head for a while anyway. Continues below

Weaponxgirl The issues I'd want to look at are things like austerity, poverty, immigration and racism in both fiction and non fiction books. I also want to read lots of Eastern European authors as they've been getting a pounding in the media. I want to take a good hard look at how we got here and also how we can fight for our rights under the government we have at the moment. I want to be more knowledgeable on what's happening in my own country 7y
Weaponxgirl Also if anyone is interested please give me a good name for such a hashtag?! I hope we can all make our corner of the world better and support each other around the world too. @Moray_Reads 7y
Foxyfictionista I love this! I'm American but live in the UK so I have a deep love for both countries. Perhaps Brexitbooklist for a hash tag? I would definitely read books from such a book list and recommend whatever I happen across. 7y
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Weaponxgirl @Foxyfictionista i was thinking something like that for the hashtag too. Glad you like. I'll put up something about some of the books I've had my eye on soon 😀 can I ask which part of the U.K. Your in if you don't mind? 7y
Foxyfictionista I live in London. And you? 7y
Weaponxgirl @Foxyfictionista Norwich , I'm about a hour from you on the train 😀 7y
Foxyfictionista Ah, nice. If you're ever in London let me know. Might be nice to have a coffee and talk about books with a fellow litten. ☺️ 7y
Weaponxgirl @Foxyfictionista I do occasionally get down 😀 same goes for you if you ever get to Norwich, I'll show you all the bookish and pretty parts 7y
Foxyfictionista Ooh, I've never been to Norwich. Sounds like a plan! 😊 7y
BookishFeminist I love this and would love to read from it as well, especially since our cheeto in chief is such good friends with Farage 🙄 7y
Weaponxgirl @BookishFeminist farage just makes my blood boil! I can't even think about him without wanting to hit something. 7y
BookishFeminist right there with you. between him, piers morgan, and trump it's like 3 horsemen of the apocalypse 7y
Moray_Reads @Weaponxgirl @BookishFeminist @Foxyfictionista Great idea, it's too easy to focus on Trump and forget the problems here, they're only going to get worst if May's disgusting toadying continues. BrexitBooklist sounds like a good choice, a bit of alliteration always brightens my day. I'm in lovely Edinburgh so if anyone is ever visiting north of the border just let me know 😊 7y
Moray_Reads @BookishFeminist oh god, that just means there's another still to come... 7y
BookishFeminist @Moray_Reads I can throw in mitch mcconnell if you want to round it out 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads @BookishFeminist Katie Hopkins ? She's pretty vile as well. And as for piers Morgan I'm glad Ewan mcgregor decided to not go on your show! Ha, you need he's patronage for your career not him. (I love Ewan so so much! ) 7y
BookishFeminist @Weaponxgirl @moray_reads ditto! I heard that. Ewan McGregor rocks. You can totally throw Katie Hopkins in with this mix. We can contribute tomi lahren (edited) 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads I've always wanted to go to Edinburgh actually, I hear it's a nice artistic city with lots of culture to explore. My invite is to any littens who would ever make it to my neck of the woods btw 😀 we pretend Allen partridge is right but it's actually very nice 😉 7y
Moray_Reads We were cheering for Ewan, nice to see a bit of integrity. Hopkins I'd definitely a contender for the fourth. Utterly vile human being. 7y
Weaponxgirl @BookishFeminist I fear it shall be more than four horsemen if we carry on! I want littlejohn and Andrew Lloyd Webber in aswel! Lol 7y
BookishFeminist @Weaponxgirl oh and ann coulter! 💀 and all of our actual nazis because apparently those are still around?? 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads yes on the trump focusing btw, too many Brits get smug about some of the things that are slightly better here and let slide awful things that we do as a country and get complacent about standing up for what's right in the long run. 7y
Weaponxgirl @BookishFeminist we have them too unfortunately! I need to find a good book on skinheads for this list as the culture initially wasn't racist at all. It came from a mix of black and working class music and culture but unfortunately the image got nicked by the far right. They had a good documentary about it on bbc a while back. I shall research the hell outta this list 7y
Foxyfictionista @Moray_Reads I find that the attitudes towards immigration over here are appalling. Especially towards the Syrian refugees. I don't know why it's ok to treat people like they don't matter. I'm also horrified by the need everyone suddenly has of "telling it like it is". I'll definitely let you know next time I'm in Edinburgh. I love that city!! ❤️ 7y
Weaponxgirl @Foxyfictionista I've had so many arguments with people about refugees! A lot of people also don't know the difference between a refugee and a immigrant. I'm not saying it's ok to treat either badly and reasons for moving can be similar in some cases but I like to try to make people understand the distinction to nip the "they're just here for benefits" crap in the bud. I really hope that makes sense 7y
Moray_Reads I think too many people think that cynicism is a necessity and a virtue and take it so far that it includes any kind of compassion as well. Even if a person is coming here "just" to find a better job it doesn't make that person bad, or cunning or shiftless. Everyone has a right to try to improve their own life 7y
Moray_Reads @Weaponxgirl @Foxyfictionista @BookishFeminist This article terrified me in the first days after the referendum but it really clearly sets out some of the huge legal, economic and diplomatic hurdles ahead http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2016/07/14/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the... 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads I agree, I hope my last comment didn't covey that I think coming over for a better job was a bad thing. I just like to get that distinction through to those people who seem to think it is. Kinda makes them think mid rant. I'm actually a very cynical person, in a Charlie brooker kinda way and lack of empathy for others drives me insane 7y
Foxyfictionista That's exactly what I think. I feel like there's such a shortage of empathy and compassion in the world right now. People don't think about how they would feel if it were them fleeing their country. If everyone could just try to understand others better... 7y
Moray_Reads @Weaponxgirl oh no, not at all! I was thinking about the "coming over here stealing our jobs" crowd. And yes, Charlie Brooker is my spirit animal, with plenty of Richard Ayoade thrown in ? 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads so I have a huge amount to say on the stealing our jobs topic, reading chavs helped me clarify my arguments and thinking on this so bear with if that's ok. The truth is a lot of working class communities have seen their living standards drop considerably and unfortunately immigration hasn't helped in a lot of those areas. People will come in and do jobs for much lower pay that a British person would expect to. Also pressure on 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads services and housing is very real. Unfortunately the anger has been misplaced onto the immigrants themselves thanks in part to awful parts of our media and the offenders have got off Scot free. I actually blame the left and labour quite a lot for the situation that's happened. Peoples legit concerns haven't been addressed and labour went so middle class voter and didn't engage that unfortunately UKIP and the like stepped in to fill a 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads void. As far as I could see, there was no voice of reason actually listening to people who are working class and talking to them. I love multiculturalism but for some communities there have been problems and the right did a very good job on divide and conquer. We unfortunately had no one helping to get us to fight together to bring standards up for all rather than othering each other 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads sorry about that! I hope it made sense. I need tea now 7y
Moray_Reads 👏 I agree entirely, none of this happened in a vacuum. I can't wait for my tea, still another 20 minutes until my next break 😣 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads aww no, you working late? I'm doing my tea top up before I go to work myself tonight 7y
Moray_Reads @Weaponxgirl I'm covering the evening shift for a colleague, I'll be done in a couple of hours though and I can read covertly with the Kindle app until then 😊 7y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads I love when that happens! I'm making the most of not being on my nvq at work yet. If it's quiet I get to read quite a lot 😉 7y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Portland turned out today! #overthis #womensmarch

Unofficially I'm participating in #24in48 but I've only clocked 2 hours today so I guess I have some catching up to do! Currently rereading Handmaid's Tale, one of my favorites. It felt right for this weekend.

Libby1 7y
Dragon 👍 7y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7y
saresmoore Love this. 7y
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The only kind of retail therapy I know. Thank you Broadway Books for being there when I need you most. #booksmakeitallbetter #readmore #tbr #overthis #getindie

britt_brooke The best kind of retail therapy! 😊 7y
swishandflick The Lightkeepers is SO good! 7y
valeriegeary @britt_brooke kindred spirits 🙌 7y
valeriegeary @swishandflick Looking forward to it, extra excited now that you're raving about it! 7y
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@Betty shared this with me, using the hashtags #readersresist #overthis so y'all can see her original post for yourself. I'm going to purchase a copy of this book for myself. I'm contemplating whether or not a few members of our illustrious state legislature need a copy too. https://www.tribtalk.org/2017/01/11/texas-lawmakers-retracted-my-award-but-i-wro...

Betty She has a Facebook page; lots of comments there. 8y
RiotMom So good. 8y
jpmcwisemorgan @Betty I wonder what would happen if we all started contacting our legislators about this? I love her comment about not using women's bodies as battlegrounds, maybe they need some reminders that there are women here in Texas who agree. 8y
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jpmcwisemorgan @Betty I'm following her on Facebook now. I wonder if she's on Twitter???? 8y
Betty @jpmcwisemorgan Found her. @sarahbirdwriter on Twitter 8y
jpmcwisemorgan @Betty Thanks! Added her there too. 8y
kspenmoll Thanks so much for sharing this. 7y
jpmcwisemorgan @kspenmoll You're welcome! 7y
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