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Joined 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Reading for fun, threads over the years of scifi, history, social movements and justice, farming, philosophy. I actively work to balance out the white male default in what I read, but have a long way to go.

He/they for the praxis.

2021 Reading Goal

63% complete! loppear has read 57 of 90 books.

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The Young Lords (hardcover, 2020, University of North Carolina Press)
5 star

Awe-inspiring radical direct action in 70s NYC

5 star

Awe-inspiring historical account of a radical Puerto Rican organization primarily in NYC in the early 70s, parallel to and inspired by the Black Panther Party, revolutionary unarmed direct action embedded with the community to effect real change for housing, sanitation, medical care, and education. The author brings in so much systemic context to the community's formation and situation along the way, while keeping the attention on the organization's tactics, challenges, and demands.

Hog wild (2018)
4 star

Long road to justice

4 star

Journalistic account of twenty years fighting against worker abuse at the Smithfield packing plant in North Carolina, and the ineffectiveness of the NLRB in providing any protection even as it repeatedly finds the company egregiously in violation of labor law. Blends in the environmental, immigration, and racist costs of corporate centralized agriculture.