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Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprisingby Starhawk
Synopses & Reviews
Writing from the front lines, Starhawk chronicles the global justice movement sparked by Seattle's 1999 anti-World Trade Organization protest. A life-long activist, Starhawk is deeply involved as a direct action participant and trainer in the antiglobalization movement.
The book is divided into "Actions" and "Visions." In Part I, Starhawk begins with an overview of the complex political and economic powers that the antiglobalization movement opposes. Then, recounting the blow-by-blow events of the critical confrontations faced by the antiglobalization protestors-from Seattle to Genoa-Starhawk discusses police brutality, the Black Bloc versus the pacifists, and the magic of solidarity.
In Part II, Starhawk spins a vision of the future of the antiglobalization movement. Drawing on her twenty years of experience as an activist, ecofeminist, and witch, she explores the debate between violent and nonviolent tactics; the definition of an economy of true abundance; and how we can transform our rage and despair, face our fears, and renew our spirits while acting to change the world.
Starhawk is the author or coauthor of eight books, including "The Twelve Wild Swans: Journeys Into Magic, Healing and Action" (HarperSanFrancisco, 2000); the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of "The Spiral Dance" (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999); and "Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition" (Bantam, 1998). Well-known in the Wiccan and Pagan Community, Starhawk is a columnist on the web for beliefnet.com and for znet. She lives in San Francisco.
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"Global Uprising: Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century"
TP $19.95, 0-86571-446-0 USA
Table of Contents
Seattle — How we really shut down the WTO — What's wrong with the WTO — Making it real: initiation instructions, Seattle '99 — Hermana Cristina's well — A16 — Cutting down the pines: why we're taking action against the World Bank and the IMF — Sunday A16 — Spirals: how to conjure justice — Prague — Letter to the third element — Reply to Molly Mayhem — Organizing in the face of increased repression — Brazil — What I learned from the world social forum — Brazil: the first training — Quebec City — Quebec: letter to the Pagan listserve — Weaving a web of solidarity: a feminist action against globalization — Living river action — Quebec City — The bridge at Midnight Trembles: my story of Quebec City — Quebec City: beyond violence and nonviolence — Genoa — Genova — Friday, 7/20 — From the IMC — Saturday, 7/21 — Fascism in Genoa — A woman is dead in Padua — Why we need to stay in the streets — After Genoa: asking the right questions — Courage and faith in hard times — Washington, D.C., and 9-11 — Strategy for the next phase — Hold the vision — Only poetry can address grief: moving foward after 9-11 — Spells and counterspells: why act now? — Our place in nature — The practice of direct democracy — Building a diverse movement — Cultural appropriation — "Many roads to morning:" rethinking nonviolence — What we want: economy ans strategy for the end times — Spirit and action.
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