Throughout this election cycle, we’ve seen the rise of the radical right reminiscent of the pull of ultraconservative organizations from the past; increasing calls to prevent new immigrants from entering our country; increased calls to improve gun control legislation; a resurging wave of religious intolerance against Muslim Americans; and nationwide protests imploring racial justice and economic progress. These issues and others that have made headlines in the news have become focal points in this year’s presidential debates. To help inform the conversation about these topics, we’re recommending a list of titles from our catalogue.
By Aviva ChomskyIn our post-modern (or post-post-modern?) age, we are supposedly transcending the material certainties of the past. The virtual world of the Internet is replacing the “real,” material world, as theory asks us to question the very notion of reality. Yet that virtual world turns out to rely heavily on some distinctly old systems and realities, including the physical labor of those who produce, care for, and provide the goods and services for the post-industrial information economy.
By Aviva ChomskyIf you live anywhere near the Boston area, you’ve probably heard or read something about the Boston Globe’s recent delivery debacle. Since the newspaper contracted with a new delivery company starting December 28, the entire delivery system collapsed, and subscribers have been puzzled and furious that their daily newspaper has vanished with little explanation and little hope for restoration any time soon.
Putting the State of the Union in context: Eight books you should read.
Immigration activist Aviva Chomsky takes a close look at President Obama's new immigration plan and finds it sorely lacking.
The UUA and other religious organizations have reignited the Sanctuary Movement, an interfaith campaign that encourages congregations to open their doors and offer sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation...
Immigration expert Aviva Chomsky reveals the true history behind the mass migration of undocumented Central American children to the US. Chomsky is the author of several books, most recently 'Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.'
Immigration activist Aviva Chomsky reveals quite a few surprising facts about immigration and "undocumentedness" in her compelling new book 'Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.'
Beacon authors Amy Alexander, Aviva Chomsky, Philip Warburg, Eric Schwarz, Carol Corbett Burris, and James W. Russell present their wish list for the 2014 State of the Union Address.
The immigration system in the United States hits home for Aviva Chomsky. Read her personal story about a close friend threatened with deportation.
Aviva Chomsky traveled to Havana for the Cuban Book Fair and the release of a Spanish translation of her book, They Take Our Jobs! And 20 Other Myths About Immigration.
Between 1880 and World War I, about 25 million Europeans immigrated to the United States. They did not have visas or passports. Aviva Chomsky debunks one of the stubbornest myths about immigration.
Aviva Chomsky is stopped by Israeli officials at the border.
Aviva Chomsky speaks with captured migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border.