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    The Coddling of the American Mind

    How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

    Narrated by Jonathan Haidt ...


    10 hours 6 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Coddling of the America Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff, read by Jonathan Haidt.What doesn't kill you makes you weakerAlways trust your feelingsLife is a battle between good people and evil peopleThese three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being, as well as ancient wisdom from many cu... ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Freedom is a Constant Struggle

    Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

    Narrated by Coleen Marlo, Angela Davis ...


    5 hours 47 min

    In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    So You Want to Talk about Race

    by Ijeoma Oluo ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...


    7 hours 42 min

    A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divideIn So You Want to Talk about Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Powerful We Are

    Behind the scenes with one of Australia's leading activists

    by Sally Rugg ...
    Narrated by Sally Rugg ...


    11 hours 23 min

    'Incisive, blistering and tender. Sally is one of our most valiant warriors.' - Clementine Ford, author of FIGHT LIKE A GIRL and BOYS WILL BE BOYS'Proof that the personal is always political - and love really can save the world.' - Jamila Rizvi, author of NOT JUST LUCKY'Rugg's passion and insight make for a propulsive tale' - Sydney Morning HeraldEven if you're not an activist (yet), at a time ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

    Narrated by Karen Chilton ...


    13 hours 14 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The New Jim Crow written by Michelle Alexander, read by Karen Chilton.Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander offers a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in ... Read more

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    Drug Use for Grown-Ups

    Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear

    Narrated by Dr. Carl L. Hart ...


    9 hours 47 min

    From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the possibility of their use as part of a responsible and happy lifeDr. Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Psychology, is one of the world's preeminent experts on the ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...


    22 hours 39 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the south and went north in search of a better lifeFrom 1915 to 1970, an exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson gives ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Media Control

    The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    Narrated by Noam Chomsky ...
    series Open Media Series


    1 hour 9 min

    Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the ... Read more

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    Difficult Women

    A History of Feminism in 11 Fights (The Sunday Times Bestseller)

    by Helen Lewis ...
    Narrated by Helen Lewis ...


    9 hours 41 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Well-behaved women don’t make history: difficult women do.Helen Lewis argues that feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It’s time to reclaim the history of ... Read more

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    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

    A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

    Narrated by Jason Reynolds ...


    4 hours 11 min

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in AmericaThis is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now.A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race.The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that se... ... Read more

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Skin We're In

    A Year of Black Resistance and Power

    by Desmond Cole ...
    Narrated by Desmond Cole ...


    8 hours 14 min

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2020 TORONTO BOOK AWARDA bracing, provocative, and perspective-shifting book from one of Canada's most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole. The Skin We're In will spark a national conversation, influence policy, and inspire activists.**In his 2015 cover story for Toronto Life magazine, Desmond Cole exposed the racist actions of the Toronto police ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Shattering

    America in the 1960s

    by Kevin Boyle ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Yen ...


    18 hours 22 min

    On July 4, 1961, the rising middle-class families of a Chicago neighborhood gathered before their flag-bedecked houses, a confident vision of the American Dream. That vision was shattered over the following decade, its inequities at home and arrogance abroad challenged by powerful civil rights and antiwar movements. Assassinations, social violence, and the blowback of a "silent majority" shredded ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bury the Chains

    Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...


    13 hours 45 min

    From the author of the widely acclaimed King Leopold's Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of one of the most brilliantly organized social justice campaigns in history-the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire. In early 1787, twelve men-a printer, a lawyer, a clergyman, and others united by their hatred of slavery-came together in a London printing shop and began a remarkable grass ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    What Set Me Free (The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Brian Banks)

    A True Story of Wrongful Conviction, a Dream Deferred, and a Man Redeemed

    by Brian Banks ...
    Narrated by Brian Banks ...


    8 hours 15 min

    *The story that inspired the film Brian Banks*Discover the unforgettable and inspiring true story of a young man who was wrongfully convicted as a teenager and imprisoned for more than five years, only to emerge with his spirit unbroken and determined to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.At age sixteen, Brian Banks was a nationally recruited All-American Football player, ranked eleventh in ... Read more

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    Period Power

    A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement

    by Nadya Okamoto ...
    Narrated by Nadya Okamoto ...


    5 hours 26 min

    PERIOD founder and Harvard College student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation and why we can no longer silence those who bleed—and how to engage in youth activism.Throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. They’re taboo. They’re embarrassing. They’re gross. And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex ed program, they are misunderstood. Because of these ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A More Perfect Union

    A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community

    Narrated by Terrence Kidd ...


    10 hours 1 min

    America is at a pivotal crossroads. The soul of our nation is at stake and in peril. A new public narrative is needed to unite Americans around common values and to counter the increasing discord and acrimony in our politics and culture. The moral vision of Martin Luther King Jr.'s beloved community, which animated and galvanized the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, provides a hopeful ... Read more

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    A Story of America


    9 hours 30 min

    Renowned, bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson makes his YA debut, with critically acclaimed author Marc Favreau, to deliver an urgent, enlightening account of racial inequality in America.The true story of racial inequality—and resistance to it—is the prologue to our present. You can see it in where we live, where we go to school, where we work, in our laws, and in our leadership. Unequal ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial


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    The Global Constitution

    One World Government To Save The Earth

    by Anonymous ...
    Narrated by Anonymous ...


    1 hour 35 min

    The Global Constitution One World Government To Save The Earth by Anonymous - Over the past several years and in the years to come, we will see more and more direct evidence that our political systems are fatally flawed. There are no controls for holding out for common sense solutions before installing only the most expensive and the least effective solutions to our problems. They bring out the ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Our Class

    Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison

    by Chris Hedges ...
    Narrated by Prentice Onayemi ...


    7 hours 8 min

    A haunting and powerfully moving book that gives voice to the poorest among us and lays bare the cruelty of a penal system that too often defines their lives.Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Chris Hedges has taught courses in drama, literature, philosophy, and history since 2013 in the college degree program offered by Rutgers University at East Jersey State Prison and other New Jersey prisons. ... Read more

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    The Macat Analysis of Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

    by Mano Toth ...
    Narrated by John Chancer ...


    1 hour 33 min

    Originally published in 1866, Civil Disobedience asks when and in what circumstances an individual should actively oppose government and its justice system. Thoreau’s argument is that opposition is legitimate whenever government actions or institutions are unacceptable to an individual’s conscience. But he goes further, saying anyone who believes something to be wrong has a duty to resist it ... Read more

    $15.77 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rise of the Warrior Cop

    The Militarization of America's Police Forces

    by Radley Balko ...
    Narrated by Greg Baglia ...


    17 hours 30 min

    This groundbreaking history of how American police forces have been militarized is now revised and updated. Newly added material brings the story through 2020, including analysis of the Ferguson protests, the Obama and Trump administrations, and the George Floyd protests.The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a ... Read more

    $40.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Power of Protest

    A Visual History of the Moments That Changed the World

    Narrated by Tavia Gilbert ...


    5 hours 5 min

    Times of great change did not occur by man's desire for change, but through protest and persistence. Across the globe, it seems we are in an era of protest and drive. Not since the '60s have we seen political divides and awareness of this magnitude and it is shaping all aspects of our day to day life. While some feel lost in despair and fear, we can look to the past and RISE UP ourselves. Protest ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Constitution

    Enduring Myths and Hidden Truths

    Narrated by Andrew Porwancher ...
    series One Day University


    1 hour 10 min

    One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice. Amid the heat of a Philadelphia summer in 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention gathered ... Read more

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    Driving While Black

    African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

    Narrated by Gretchen Sorin, Janina Edwards ...


    9 hours 8 min

    How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial