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A post-9/11 look at the new radicalism that has captured the imagination of activists worldwide.

We live in an era of a new radicalism, a worldwide challenge to global empire that has inspired millions to flood the streets in resistance and to take action in their own communities. This movement of movements is gaining momentum, even in the face of post-9.11 repression and war. All over the world, people are rebelling against the rule of the few who are intent on concentrating profit and power.

Globalize Liberation weaves together the experiences and insights of community organizers, direct action movements, and global justice struggles from North America, Europe, and Latin America. Thirty-three essays provide food for thought, examples of effective action, and practical tools for everyone to use. This book, the product of uprisings, hard-lived victories, and visions for the future, was created to articulate, popularize, and deepen the rebellious spirit of the new radicalism.

Contributors include: Walden Bello, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, George Lakey, Elizabeth (Betita) Martínez, Midnight Notes Collective, Patrick Reinsborough, Starhawk, and many more.

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Solnit (a founder of the activist group Art and Revolution) presents a reader for the "new radicalism," as he terms the loose grouping of social justice and anticapitalist movements recently arising around the world. Gathering 33 essays and interviews from other activists, he organizes his readings around three major themes: identifying problems such as capitalism, racism, classism, corporate power, and war; movement strategy; and actual examples of the movement in action.
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A post-9/11 look at the new radicalism that has captured the imagination of activists worldwide.

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The attacks of 9/11 have renewed a hunger for ideas about how to effect change. The strategies and hard-won victories of dedicated activists from global justice and community struggles can provide vision and hope, and in this collection of 33 articles and essays, we hear first-hand accounts from North America, Europe and Latin America. In recent years, thousands have flooded the streets to effectively challenge the global economic system. Globalize Liberation aims to deepen, popularize, update and provide concrete practical ideas for this spirit of resistance and innovation.

Contributors include: Betita Martínez, Starhawk, Walden Bello, Naomi Klein, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Midnight Notes Collective, Rage Against the Machine and more.

David Solnit is a founder of Art and Revolution, and was a key organizer of the 1998 anti-WTO protests in Seattle.

About the Author

David Solnit was a key organizer of the 1999 anti-WTO protests in Seattle. A twenty-year veteran of global justice, anti-war, environmental justice, and community struggles, he has worked to popularize the use of direct democracy to build mass movements in the United States and globally. He is a founder of Art and Revolution, which has helped popularize the use of art, street theater and giant puppets as an innovative form of resistance in numerous movements across North America, and from Israel and Palestine to Argentina. He is a trainer in grassroots organizing, direct-action strategy, and street theater. He lives and works as a carpenter in Oakland, California.

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Susan Jacobson, January 21, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Jacobson)
i checked this book out from the library--but it is so good that i am going to buy a copy (from powell's online) :) i am politically active, and this book has some wonderful ideas, and is very well thought out. each author contributes worthwhile information. buy it! :)
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i checked this book out from the library--but it is so good that i am going to buy a copy (from powell's online) :) i am politically active, and this book has some wonderful ideas, and is very well thought out. each author contributes worthwhile information. buy it! :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780872864207
Editor:
Solnit, David
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Editor:
Solnit, David
Author:
Kyvig, David E.
Author:
Solnit, David
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
International business enterprises
Subject:
Social justice
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Anti-globalization movement
Subject:
Globalization - Economic aspects
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
June 15, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 BandW illustrations
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

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A post-9/11 look at the new radicalism that has captured the imagination of activists worldwide.
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The attacks of 9/11 have renewed a hunger for ideas about how to effect change. The strategies and hard-won victories of dedicated activists from global justice and community struggles can provide vision and hope, and in this collection of 33 articles and essays, we hear first-hand accounts from North America, Europe and Latin America. In recent years, thousands have flooded the streets to effectively challenge the global economic system. Globalize Liberation aims to deepen, popularize, update and provide concrete practical ideas for this spirit of resistance and innovation.

Contributors include: Betita Martínez, Starhawk, Walden Bello, Naomi Klein, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Midnight Notes Collective, Rage Against the Machine and more.

David Solnit is a founder of Art and Revolution, and was a key organizer of the 1998 anti-WTO protests in Seattle.

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