Standing Up to the Madness

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-31
  • Publisher: Hachette Books

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The Historic Election of President Barack Obama grew out of a movement led by courageous people who have defended our democracy in the face of an intense assault. From global warming, to global warring, to the global economic meltdown, people are challenging the powers that be. Standing Up to the Madness profiles the everyday people who are standing up for what they believe in-and changing the world. This book offers hope and inspiration for anyone trying to make the world a more just and peaceful place, and includes practical information for how individuals can take action and effect change. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: "We Will Not Be Silent"p. I
Standing up to the Madnessp. 9
Turning Point: The Montgomery Bus Boycottp. 11
Reclaiming Common Groundp. 14
T Is for Terroristp. 34
Librarians Unboundp. 52
Science Under Siegep. 73
Turning Point: The Pentagon Papersp. 75
Some Don't Like It Hotp. 78
Psychologists in Denialp. 109
Students Standing Upp. 137
Turning Point: The Soweto Uprisingp. 139
Voices in Conflictp. 142
Justice in Jenap. 162
Soldiers of Consciencep. 185
Turning Point: The GI Movementp. 187
Peace Warriorsp. 189
Conclusion: "We are The Leaders We Have Been Waiting For"p. 216
Notesp. 229
Indexp. 237
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