Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising

Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising

by Starhawk

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550923315
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsx
Introduction: The Web1
Alphabet Soup: The Institutions of Globalization9
Part 1Actions13
Seattle15
How We Really Shut down the WTO16
What's Wrong with the WTO21
Making It Real: Initiation Instructions, Seattle '9925
Hermana Cristina's Well29
A1635
Cutting down the Pines: Why We're Taking Action against the World Bank and the IMF36
Sunday A1639
Spirals: How to Conjure Justice45
Prague49
Letter to the Third Element52
Reply to Molly Mayhem56
Organizing in the Face of Increased Repression60
Brazil63
What I Learned from the World Social Forum66
Brazil: The First Training71
Quebec City77
Quebec: Letter to the Pagan Listserve79
Weaving a Web of Solidarity: A Feminist Action against Globalization80
Living River Action--Quebec City82
The Bridge at Midnight Trembles: My Story of Quebec City84
Quebec City: Beyond Violence and Nonviolence93
Genoa101
Genova--Friday, 7/20103
From the IMC--Saturday, 7/21107
Fascism in Genoa110
A Woman Is Dead in Padua115
Why We Need to Stay in the Streets117
After Genoa: Asking the Right Questions121
Courage and Faith in Hard Times128
Washington, D.C., and 9-11133
Strategy for the Next Phase134
Hold the Vision137
Only Poetry Can Address Grief: Moving forward after 9-11142
Spells and Counterspells: Why Act Now?155
Part 2Visions159
Our Place in Nature160
The Practice of Direct Democracy169
Building a Diverse Movement179
Cultural Appropriation201
"Many Roads to Morning:" Rethinking Nonviolence206
What We Want: Economy and Strategy for the End Times237
Spirit and Action261
Endnotes266
Bibliography269
Index271
About the Author277

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