The Peace Collective reading list is a collection of books we have read together in our book club. More will be added each month!
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown
Emergent Strategy offers us ways of living, organizing, and collectively realizing the peaceful and just future we envision. A radical divergence from the patriarchal, capitalist ways of modern power holders, Emergent Strategy inspires us to take cues from the natural world, how we can live more in tune with it, and how that will impact our movements. This offering from adrienne maree brown, and her many mentors, is a gift to organizers of all paths to nourish our souls and strengthen our movements.
Addicted to War by Joel Andreas
"Addicted to War takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully documented and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the United States has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays—and who dies"
How to Hide an Empire: A history of the greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr details the history of US "territories" (aka colonies) that are deliberately left out of the American historical narrative, as well as how the US has modernized empire maintenance. If you want to know how the US got its 800 overseas military bases (including Guantanamo Bay), how overseas territories influenced the civil rights movement, or why "wilderness" is a white supremacist construct, read this book.