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How can we build a better world? And why do so many people with privilege end up making things worse when they try to help? It's called the savior mentality, and Jordan Flaherty finds it in FBI informants, anti-sex-work crusaders, Teach For America corps members, and out-of-touch journalists. No More Heroes celebrates grassroots challenges to these saviors and highlights movements focused on real, systemic change from the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter.Praise for No More Heroes "In this marvelous, enormously instructive book, Jordan Flaherty explores how we too often allow the struggle for change to be undermined by would-be saviors - and how today's grassroots social movements, led by communities on the frontlines of crisis, are charting a far more powerful path forward.



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Jordan Flaherty

Jordan Flaherty is an award-winning journalist, producer, and author. He has appeared as a guest on a wide range of television and radio shows, including CNN Morning, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Headline News, RT America, the Alan Colmes Show on Fox, and News and Notes on NPR. He is the author of the books No More Heroes: Grassroots Responses to the Savior Mentality and Floodlines: Community and Resistance From Katrina to the Jena Six and has produced television documentaries and news reports for Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera English, teleSUR, The Laura Flanders Show, and Democracy Now.

Jordan's print journalism has been featured in dozens of publications, from the New York Times and Washington Post to ColorLines and the Village Voice. His articles have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic, and published in major publications around the world, including Die Zeit in Germany, Clarin in Argentina, Juventude Rebelde in Cuba, Red Pepper in England, and many more from Lebanon to Paris to New Zealand to South Africa. He has also reported as a correspondent for Agence France Presse, and written for dozens of news websites including Huffington Post, CommonDreams, AlterNet, Counterpunch, and ZNet. He has been a regular correspondent or frequent guest on Democracy Now, Radio Nation on Air America, and many other outlets. As a white southerner who speaks honestly about race, Jordan Flaherty has been regularly published in Black progressive forums such as Black Commentator and Black Agenda Report, and is a regular guest on Black radio stations and programs such as Keep Hope Alive With Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Jordan has produced award-winning fiction films, documentaries, music videos, and news reports, and his reporting and analysis has been published in several anthologies, including the South End Press books Live From Palestine and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation; the University of Georgia Press book What is a City; the AK Press book Red State Rebels; and Bury The Dead from Cascade Books. He has appeared as an actor in HBO's television series Treme, playing himself. He produced the fiction film Chocolate Babies, which won best picture awards at South by Southwest and New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Jordan was the first journalist to bring the case of the Jena Six to a national audience, and he has so far been the only journalist identified as a subject of the New York City Police Department's spying programs. His journalism awards include awards from New America Media for Best Post-Katrina Reporting in the Ethnic Press, and from the National Headliner Awards for Best Broadcast Environmental Reporting.

Jordan has lectured at dozens of colleges, universities and conferences including Columbia University, Stanford Law School, University of California at Santa Cruz, University of California at Los Angeles, SUNY Stonybrook, American University



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