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Global Uprising: Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century--Stories from a New Generation of Activists / Edition 1
     

Global Uprising: Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century--Stories from a New Generation of Activists / Edition 1

by Neva Welton
 

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ISBN-10: 0865714460

ISBN-13: 2900865714464

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: New Society Publishers

Just Act. Listen Up. Coolgirls. Youth for Environmental Sanity. Third Eye Movement. Heads Up. Earth Rights International. Circle of Life Foundation. Global Youth Connect. Ruckus Society. United Students Against Sweatshops

There's a growing new global movement for justice today, and it's largely driven by a new generation of activists. Younger people from the

Overview

Just Act. Listen Up. Coolgirls. Youth for Environmental Sanity. Third Eye Movement. Heads Up. Earth Rights International. Circle of Life Foundation. Global Youth Connect. Ruckus Society. United Students Against Sweatshops

There's a growing new global movement for justice today, and it's largely driven by a new generation of activists. Younger people from the US and around the first world, as well as those from developing countries, are all standing up for peace, the environment, and for social justice-and they're demanding to be heard.

Global Uprising documents this new youth movement through compelling first person narratives, interviews with both new and seasoned activists, poster art, poetry, and striking black and white photographs. Issues addressed include globalization and economic inequity, racism and women's rights, police brutality, media control, sweatshop labor and fair trade, the prison industrial complex and the criminalization of youth, old-growth forest destruction, and biotechnology. Older activists and world leaders tell their own stories, offering historical perspective and context. Youth-run organizations are highlighted throughout, as well as other key resources.

Visually and emotionally powerful, Global Uprising captures the spirit and passion of youth activism, honoring young people's power to effect serious change. It will have wide appeal both to younger people and to a range of others who care about the state of the world today-and tomorrow.

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Linda Wolf is co-author of Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun (New Society Publishers, 1997), and a distinguished photographer, and writer. Neva Welton is a therapist, facilitator and writer. Both are social activists.

Introduction: Ain't No Power Like the Power of the People

What is it that gets inside and moves us, until suddenly we are up on our feet, standing firm for something we believe in? What is it that gives us the juice to stay u

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900865714464
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIX
IntroductionXI
Dedication1
1.Our Sacred Duty: Exposing the Spectacle of Global Consumer Culture2
2.Taking Responsibility: Waking Up to the Connection between Privilege and Poverty7
3.The Roots of My Resistance: From Rhetoric to Reality12
4.The Global Rule Makers: Undermining Democracy around the World20
5.Globalization: An Unprecedented Assault against Human Values25
6.Changing Culture: Choosing Life over Money28
7.Art and Revolution: Revitalizing Political Protest33
8.Joy and Justice: Stone Soup Cooperative38
9.Ruckus Society: Training Activists in Nonviolent Direct Action42
10.Organizing a New Generation of Activists: The Nuts and Bolts of Working Together45
11.Yabasta: Mobilizing Global Citizenship through Mass Direct Action53
12.The Total Thrust Is Global Justice57
13.My Family Wears Black: A Manifesto on Militancy and Anarchism in the Anti-Globalization Movement60
14.Cointelpro: Infiltrating the Anti-Corporate Globalization Movement67
15.Co-opting the Radical Instinct: A Warning73
16.Democracy Now: Challenging Power on the Air76
17.Force Real Change: Strategies for Broadening the Movement80
18.Weeks of Rage: Taking On Community Justice84
19.The Prison Industrial Complex: Exposing the Interlocking Systems of Oppression88
20.Activating Youth in Marginalized Communities: Youth Peace96
21.Giving Back: Supporting Youth Movements of Resistance for Educational Equity99
22.Hell'a Story: A Lesbiana Warrior's Journey from Oppression to Liberation104
23.21st Century Youth Leadership Movement: Fostering Community-Based Activism110
24.Getting the Truth Out Louder: The Civil Rights Movement114
25.No Picnic: A Campaign against Environmental Racism118
26.Crisis in Ogoniland: The Price Paid for Oil121
27.Por Vida: In Solidarity with the U'Wa People125
28.Globalization: The New Face of Imperialism131
29.Aloha 'Aina--Love the Land: The Struggle for Hawaiian Sovereignty136
30.Aboriginal Sin141
31.No Borders: In Community with the Indigenous Peoples of Chiapas144
32.A World in Which Many Worlds Fit: A Brief History of the Zapatista Movement150
33.Turning Awareness into Action; Students for a Free Tibet153
34.Notes on Tibet: 1949-1959157
35.Rape, Forced Relocation, Labor, and Poverty: Stories That Must Be Told158
36.Top 200: The Rise of Corporate Global Power164
37.The Violence of Globalization: India Pushes Back167
38.Factory Farms, Slaughterhouses, and Laboratories: Compassion over Killing172
39.Force-Fed: The Tyranny of Corporate Agribusiness176
40.Eliminating Slavery in Agricultural Labor: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers180
41.Wake Up and Smell the Exploitation: The Campaign for Fair Trade, Certified Coffee184
42.Union Organizing in El Salvador: In Solidarity with US Students186
43.Exposed: The Truth behind the Label189
44.Branded: Breaking Out of the Corporate Corral194
45.Protecting the Commons: The Struggle for International Water Rights200
46.Capitalism: A Pathology of the Market Economy203
47.Interfaith Action: Bringing Spirit into Social Change209
48.Dishonor Killings: Horrific Crimes against Women213
49.Women's Empowerment: Deep Awareness Education216
50.Not Guilty: Speaking Truth to Power221
51.Surviving the Storm: Lessons from Nature224
52.One Million Postcards: Remember the Iraqi Children229
53.Ban Landmines: A Young Survivor Speaks Out for Peace232
54.OTPOR! The Student Movement to Overthrow Slobadan Milosevic234
55.The Courage to Protest: The Movement for Democracy in Sierra Leone240
56.Brutal Exile: A Voice for the Refugees243
57.Human Shield: An Israeli Activist in Palestine250
58.Love: What the Activist World Needs Now256
59.YES! Activism At the Speed of Life259
60.Lifelong Activism: Finding the Courage, Tenacity, and Love262
Epilogue265
Resources266
About the Authors270

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