Webs of Power

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Webs of Power provides an overview of the complex political and economic powers opposed by the anti-globalization movement and spins a vision of the future. Starhawk 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.
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Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising

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Overview

Webs of Power provides an overview of the complex political and economic powers opposed by the anti-globalization movement and spins a vision of the future. Starhawk 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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781897408131
  • Publisher: New Catalyst Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x
Introduction: The Web 1
Alphabet Soup: The Institutions of Globalization 9
Part 1 Actions 13
Seattle 15
How We Really Shut down the WTO 16
What's Wrong with the WTO 21
Making It Real: Initiation Instructions, Seattle '99 25
Hermana Cristina's Well 29
A16 35
Cutting down the Pines: Why We're Taking Action against the World Bank and the IMF 36
Sunday A16 39
Spirals: How to Conjure Justice 45
Prague 49
Letter to the Third Element 52
Reply to Molly Mayhem 56
Organizing in the Face of Increased Repression 60
Brazil 63
What I Learned from the World Social Forum 66
Brazil: The First Training 71
Quebec City 77
Quebec: Letter to the Pagan Listserve 79
Weaving a Web of Solidarity: A Feminist Action against Globalization 80
Living River Action--Quebec City 82
The Bridge at Midnight Trembles: My Story of Quebec City 84
Quebec City: Beyond Violence and Nonviolence 93
Genoa 101
Genova--Friday, 7/20 103
From the IMC--Saturday, 7/21 107
Fascism in Genoa 110
A Woman Is Dead in Padua 115
Why We Need to Stay in the Streets 117
After Genoa: Asking the Right Questions 121
Courage and Faith in Hard Times 128
Washington, D.C., and 9-11 133
Strategy for the Next Phase 134
Hold the Vision 137
Only Poetry Can Address Grief: Moving forward after 9-11 142
Spells and Counterspells: Why Act Now? 155
Part 2 Visions 159
Our Place in Nature 160
The Practice of Direct Democracy 169
Building a Diverse Movement 179
Cultural Appropriation 201
"Many Roads to Morning:" Rethinking Nonviolence 206
What We Want: Economy and Strategy for the End Times 237
Spirit and Action 261
Endnotes 266
Bibliography 269
Index 271
About the Author 277
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