Global Revolt

A Guide to the Movements against Globalization

Amory Starr

Global Revolt

Amory Starr

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2005
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842774830 Published May 2005 For sale in North and South America only
'Don't Owe! Won't Pay!', 'Get Rid of them All!', 'No Patents on Life!', 'Food Sovereignty', 'Another World is Possible!' ...The struggles against corporate power and the institutions of globalization grow more courageous and confident year by year. 

Millions of people have already become active in rejecting corporate globalization and developing alternatives to it. Millions more know that something is terribly wrong and are ready to begin taking action. This book is for them. 

Amory Starr is author of Naming the Enemy, a book that foresaw the emergent anti-globalization network nearly a decade ago. Here she provides, in concise and engaging style and with activist insight: 

A history of the movements' emergence. 
An outline of their analyses and aims. 
A digest of the ongoing controversies and dilemmas. 
An inspiring compendium of popular tactics.
Introduction: Another World is Possible

Part 1: History: It didn't start in Seattle and it didn't stop on 9/11

Part 2: Manifestos: We Do Know What We Are For
The World Social Forum: Reinventing democracy, redefining progress
Don't Owe, Won't Pay: Drop the debt
Food Sovereignty: Farmers need access to local, not global markets
No Patents on Life! Reclaim the commons
No Borders! No Nations! Stop Deportations! Classical Free Trade Theory confronts Fortress Europe
Get Rid of Them All! The importance of Argentina and anti-elitism
Solidarite and Specifismo: We are going to work together
Anti-Imperialism: Anti-globalization since 9/11

Part 3: Controversies: This is What Democracy Looks Like
Ya Basta! We are not only for, we are also against
Back in Black: Anarchy and autonomy
Violence: Spikey vs fluffy
Consumption politics
Village LIfe: The subsistence perspective

Part 4:Tactics: We Are Going to Take Direct Action
Criminal Reconnections: Decommodification
The Streets Belong to the People
Culture Jamming
Be the Media: Independent media centers
Spokes Only: Reinventing direct democracy
Diversity of Tactics
Black Bloc
Tute Bianche: Citizenship of the absurd
Tactical Frivolity: Why we dance
Suicide: Like a lamp

Conclusion: Globalize This! - We are Winning
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