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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Activism

After George Floyd: Racial Reckoning Requires Honest Talk

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, the term “racial reckoning” appeared again—in news reports, in commentary, from faith leaders, from some elected officials—but not because the pace of change has accelerated. In fact, just the opposite has happened: change has slowed and hope diminished.

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All Eyes On Fairy Creek

The Fairy Creek Blockade is a non-violent act of civil disobedience that has stopped Teal-Jones from building roads and logging old-growth trees in the last unlogged old-growth valley on southern Vancouver Island. This organized protest protects the pristine headwaters of this ancient ecosystem from destruction and aims to create a movement that holds BC accountable for protecting its forests.

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2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners

2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners

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Interview with Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson, authors of Let's Talk Race

Today’s blog features an interview with Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson, the authors of the just-released book Let’s Talk Race: A Guide for White People.

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Changing Tides wins the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize at the BC & Yukon Book Prizes

We are thrilled to announce that Changing Tides won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize at BC & Yukon Book Prizes

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Please Touch the Books, The Legacy of New Society Publishers

We are celebrating 40 Years of Publishing Books for a World of Change and we are honoured to have today's post from Judith Plant, New Society Publishers cofounder, and Publisher Emeritus, sharing with us her story of how a meeting at a book table changed the trajectory of her and partner Chris (Kip) Plant's lives.

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New Society Publishers is proud to be celebrating 40 years of activist, solutions-oriented publishing.

From our roots in nonviolent civil disobedience training during the Vietnam war, to the present, we have published over 600 books, some across a dozen languages. We continue to work to bring positive solutions and cutting edge ideas to some of the most troubling challenges of our time.

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"Our Kids' Climate" Webinar

Our Kids' Climate, a network of climate-parent groups from around the world, is bringing together climate leaders from Uganda, South Africa, the U.S. and Sweden to discuss how to talk to children about the climate crisis, and how to support child-led climate activism and engagement.

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2020 Living Now Book Award Winners!

We are thrilled to announce that three of our books have are winners for the 2020 Living Now Book Awards!

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Delayed Earth Overshoot Day points to opportunities to build future in harmony with our finite planet

COVID-19 has caused humanity's Ecological Footprint to contract, pushing the date of Earth Overshoot Day back more than three weeks compared to last year. The challenge of relaunching our economies presents countries with a unique chance to act on the future we want.

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Book Awards Winners & Finalists for 2019 Books

We are thrilled to announce that many of our books have been Book Award Winners and Finalists!

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Nautilus Book Award Winners

Nautilus Book Award Winners

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The Tongue Twister Game

In The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamics, Cyndi Suarez includes a section on games. She says, “Play catalyzes creativity and innovation. Play allows experimentation with different potential realities. Trying things out first in play space increases the chances of successful innovation in the structured space of everyday life"

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New Society Publishers Spring 2020

Our Acquisitions Editor Rob West offers an introduction to our Spring 2020 season in today's blog. All of these books are now available for pre-order.

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How can I support the application of Indigenous laws?

Alejandro Frid, the author of Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene, was asked the question "how can I support the application of indigenous laws' many times during his book tour this past fall. Alejandro elaborates on his original response in today's post.

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