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Help Jordan Flaherty Send His Book Floodlines Into Prisons

January 28, 2013
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floodlines2From Indie GoGo

Hi Everyone!

My name is Jordan and I wrote a book called FLOODLINES: Community and Resistance From Katrina to the Jena Six. The book tells the story of community organizing in New Orleans in the years after Hurricane Katrina, and offers lessons for anyone involved in struggles around housing, education, health care, the prison industrial complex, and more.

The book has received a lot of support up to this point, and now I’ve entered into a deal with Haymarket Books, the book’s publisher, to make the book available FOR FREE to anyone who can use it to support their organizing. We are sending copies to community groups, books-to-prisoners projects, teachers, study groups, community centers, infoshops and libraries, radio stations, and others.

What We Need & What You Get

We have already received requests from around the US! This is exciting. People have requested the book for prison libraries, for study groups, schools, community organizers, activists doing post-Hurricane Sandy relief work who are interested in learning from the lessons of Katrina, and others!

The book’s cover price is $16, but Haymarket Books have agreed to ship the books out for around $3 a book - not much more than the cost of shipping.

With one thousand dollars, we can give out more than three hundred copies. With two thousand dollars, we can send out more than 600 copies! If we receive more money than that, we’ll still keep giving out free books, but I’ll also pay myself. And shouldn’t authors receive some money from their books?

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