Most activist movements, says Zeigler, suffer from a kind of tunnel vision in which the true causes and resulting side effects of the desired change are left unexamined—rendering the movements shortsighted and unaware of their own long-term fallout. We cannot effectively address our problems in isolation or with ecological blinders on. Instead we must integrate our activism and ensure that all strategies and actions take into account the historically demonstrated fact that a society’s environmental resources ultimately define its level of freedom, fairness, and financial equity.
Packed with surprising facts and eye-opening arguments, Integrated Activism is a must-read not only for every serious activist, but also for anyone looking for a solid, creditable philosophy and approach to building a fairer, freer, more sustainable future.
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Table of Contents
1 Our Story 1
2 The Rise and Fall of Liberal Democracy 10
3 What the Heck Is Going On in South Dakota? 28
4 Peak Oil, Biofuel, and Genocide 47
5 Throughput: Annihilation Equals Economic Vitality 62
6 Wars That Were Never Meant to Be Won 78
7 Why Large Groups of Intelligent People Do Foolish Things 96
8 Science in Spite of the Evidence 114
9 Good Environmentalism and Bad: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why 130
10 Addressing the Root Causes of Ecological Catastrophe 156
11 The Second Great Leap 175
About the Author 225