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Natalie Shure

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Natalie Shure is a Los Angeles-based writer and researcher whose work focuses on history, health, and politics. She is currently the Head of Research for Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV.
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Capital City
Gentrification and the Real Estate State (Jacobin)
Samuel Stein - 2019-03-12
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Our cities are changing. Around the world, more and more money is being invested in buildings and land. Real estate is now a $217 trillion dollar industry, worth thirty-six times the value of all the gold ever mined. It forms sixty percent of global assets, and one of the most powerful people in the world—the president of the United States—made his...
Natalie Shure
@brendengallager great book!      source
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Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube
Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North
Blair Braverman - 2017-03-21 (first published in 2016)
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Blair Braverman fell in love with the North at an early age: By the time she was nineteen, she had left her home in California, moved to Norway to learn how to drive sled dogs, and worked as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska.By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube charts Blair’s endeavor to become a “tough gi...
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@oliviakatbi @BlairBraverman I really enjoyed the book - hope you do too      source
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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck - 2006-03-28 (first published in 1939)
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanizedand sometimes outragedmillions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbecks Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads-driven from their homestead and f...
Natalie Shure
@dryadboy one of my very favorite books!      source
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Pressure Cooker
Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It
Sarah Bowen - 2020-09-01 (first published in 2019)
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Food is at the center of national debates about how Americans live and the future of the planet. Not everyone agrees about how to reform our relationship to food, but one suggestion rises above the din: We need to get back in the kitchen. Amid concerns about rising rates of obesity and diabetes, unpronounceable ingredients, and the environmental fo...
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@sarahkbowen1 the book is a great one - I recommend it often!      source
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We've Got People
From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement
Ryan Grim - 2019-05-23
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may seem like she came from nowhere, but the movement that propelled her to office and to global political stardom has been building for 30 years. Weve Got People is the story of that movement, which first exploded into public view with the largely forgotten presidential run of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a campaign that came d...
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In light of @ryangrim's reporting exposing the Alex Morse allegations as a political hit hatched by a self-proclaimed "Richard Neal stan," I recommend Grim's book We've Got People - readable, sharp analysis/recent history of the progressive insurgency within the Democratic Party      source
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Chris Hayes
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How to Survive a Plague
The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS
David France - 2016-11-29 (first published in 2013)
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The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs th...
Natalie Shure
I finished this book last week and it was absolutely superb. I’d highly recommend it to any organizer! Even if you’ve already seen the companion doc (which is also great!) this adds a lot. I have great taste and you should take this rec very seriously📖🎉🌹✊️      source
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Anderson Cooper
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Poor People's Movements
Why They Succeed, How They Fail
Frances Fox Piven - 1978-12-11 (first published in 1977)
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Have the poor fared best by participating in conventional electoral politics or by engaging in mass defiance and disruption? The authors of the classic Regulating The Poor assess the successes and failures of these two strategies as they examine, in this provocative study, four protest movements of lower-class groups in 20th century America:-- The ...
Natalie Shure
Frances Fox Piven's book Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail taught me so much about transformative political moments, and this was a really great and thoughtful interview      source
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Angus Johnston