Globalize Liberation
Globalize Liberation
How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World

Edited by David Solnit

  • Voted one of the Best Political Books of 2004 by SF Station

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.

WITH ESSAYS BY: Walden Bello, Chris Carlsson, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Van Jones, Ramsey Kanaan, Naomi Klein, George Lakey, Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, Midnight Notes Collective, Cindy Milstein, Patrick Reinsborough, Starhawk, and the U'wa Traditional Authorities

"David Solnit has assembled an extraordinarily useful and intelligent bomb to be used against those who seek to concentrate profit and power for gain at the expense of the majority of humanity."—LIP Magazine

"Globalize Liberation is a manual, encyclopedia, and primary text for the global justice movement... If there were a required 101 class in anti-capitalism, this book would be central to the reading list."—Fifth Estate

"Globalize Liberation is a diagnosis, prescription, and the evidence of wellness in many small and large instances around the world. If you want to make change, this will set you on your way with strategy (because it "counters despair and fosters vision"), tactics, and abundant creative inspiration like fire in dry grass."—Clamor Magazine

"From identifying global problems of class struggle, racism, discrimination, and extreme concentration of power, to putting ideas in action whether in America, Argentenia, Scotland, or other nations around the world, Globalize Liberation offers a crucial glimpse into what is needed to shape the future of humanity for the better."—Midwest Book Review

"The book's tone is urgent yet relentlessly hopeful and encourages readers to push open new spheres of collective self-empowerment. Upon putting it down, you will want to join up with others and do something. As the incurably optimistic Solnit writes in the introduction, 'All we have to do is change everything.’"—, NYC

"Instead of a checklist for the aspiring politico, editor David Solnit has compiled the writings of seasoned activists so as to provide not simply instruction but rather (and perhaps more importantly) a basic understanding of a diverse set of global struggles. Reading the accounts of organizers, demonstrators, protestors and other experienced actors shares a wealth of knowledge gained only through such involvement."—Altar Magazine

"Globalize Liberation makes an important contribution to our understanding of the new left by documenting the social movements of the last ten years and providing suggestions and commentary about their future. In doing so it makes the ’laboratory of resistance’ more accessible and easy to understand."—Hopedance

Title Globalize Liberation
Subtitle How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World
Edited by David Solnit
Prize Voted one of the Best Political Books of 2004 by SF Station
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading HIS000000 HISTORY
Title First Published 01 June 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 512 p.
ISBN-10 0872864200
ISBN-13 9780872864207
Publication Date 01 June 2003
Main content page count 512
Dimensions 4 x 6 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.95

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