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**'Awakening goes where no book has gone before. Inspiring, insightful, and profoundly moving, this book is a must-read for women and men alike' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON** #MeToo #EnaZeda #MieuPrimeiroAssedio #tystnadtagning #ArewaMeToo All over the world, #MeToo galvanised generations of women to fight in new ways for their rights. Some had been campaigning for years on feminist causes; some were inspired by a movement that spread like wildfire on social media. Awakening brings together powerful storytelling with political analysis to spotlight brave women in seven different countries who used technology to raise their voices, capture national attention, and sow the seeds for a revolution. In northern Nigeria, #ArewaMeToo unites Muslim and Christian survivors. In China, the surge in #MeToo activists overwhelms government censors. In Pakistan, women leaders fight digitally for legal solutions to sexual assault. In Brazil, the #MeToo movement inspires young female politicians to stand against reactionary populism in the face of intimidation and murder. In Egypt, activists remain resolute even as the president alleges their campaign amounts to terrorism, slander, and fake news . And in Sweden, the movement rocks a country prided on their gender equality to the core. Catalyzed by #MeToo solidarity, fueled by technology, and driven by millions more women than ever before, this connected global movement has already wrought the most widespread cultural reckoning on women's rights in history. Immediate and eye-opening, Awakening champions activists all over the world as they tackle the biggest threats to women in their own societies and fundamentally change the way we work, govern and make peace.
#MeToo #EnaZeda #MieuPrimeiroAssedio #tystnadtagning #ArewaMeToo All over the world, #MeToo galvanised generations of women to fight in new ways for their rights. Some had been campaigning for years on feminist causes; some were inspired by a movement that spread like wildfire on social media. Awakening brings together powerful storytelling with political analysis to spotlight brave women in seven different countries who used technology to raise their voices, capture national attention, and sow the seeds for a revolution. In northern Nigeria, #ArewaMeToo unites Muslim and Christian survivors. In China, the surge in #MeToo activists overwhelms government censors. In Pakistan, women leaders fight digitally for legal solutions to sexual assault. In Brazil, the #MeToo movement inspires young female politicians to stand against reactionary populism in the face of intimidation and murder. In Egypt, activists remain resolute even as the president alleges their campaign amounts to terrorism, slander, and fake news . And in Sweden, the movement rocks a country prided on their gender equality to the core. Catalyzed by #MeToo solidarity, fueled by technology, and driven by millions more women than ever before, this connected global movement has already wrought the most widespread cultural reckoning on women's rights in history. Immediate and eye-opening, Awakening champions activists all over the world as they tackle the biggest threats to women in their own societies and fundamentally change the way we work, govern and make peace.
Amid the mass protests of the 1960s, another, less heralded political force arose: public interest progressivism. Led by activists like Ralph Nader, organizations of lawyers and experts worked inside the system. They confronted corporate power and helped win major consumer and environmental protections. By the late 1970s, some public interest groups moved beyond U.S. borders to challenge multinational corporations. This happened at the same time that neoliberalism, a politics of empowerment for big business, gained strength in the U.S. and around the world. No Globalization Without Representation is the story of how consumer and environmental activists became significant players in U.S. and world politics at the twentieth century's close. NGOs like Friends of the Earth and Public Citizen helped forge a progressive coalition that lobbied against the emerging neoliberal world order and in favor of what they called fair globalization. From boycotting Nestle in the 1970s to lobbying against NAFTA to the Battle of Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization in the 1990s, these groups have made a profound mark. This book tells their stories while showing how public interest groups helped ensure that a version of liberalism willing to challenge corporate power did not vanish from U.S. politics. Public interest groups believed that preserving liberalism at home meant confronting attempts to perpetuate conservative policies through global economic rules. No Globalization Without Representation also illuminates how professionalized organizations became such a critical part of liberal activism-and how that has affected the course of U.S. politics to the present day.
In Democracy's Think Tank, Brian S. Mueller places the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) at the center of a network of activists involved in making the world safe for diversity. Unlike defense intellectuals at the RAND Corporation and other think tanks responsible for formulating military strategy, the peace intellectuals at IPS developed blueprints for an alternative to the U.S.-led world order. As the Iron Curtain fell across Eastern Europe, a triumphalist Cold War narrative emerged proclaiming victory for freedom, democracy, and free enterprise over totalitarianism. Yet for the peace intellectuals at IPS, the occasion did not merit celebration. Since its doors opened in 1963, IPS refused to embrace American exceptionalism and waged a battle against the Cold War and its liberal anti-communist supporters. As IPS founders Marcus Raskin and Richard Barnet saw it, in the process of fighting communism and preserving the liberal capitalist order, Cold War liberals had forsaken democracy. Democracy's Think Tank tells the story of IPS's crusade to resurrect democracy at home and abroad. Borrowing from populist, progressive, and New Left traditions, IPS challenged elite expertise and sought to restore power to the people. To this end, IPS, in the words of journalist I. F. Stone, served as the institute for the rest of us. Mueller tells the story of IPS's involvement in a broad range of grassroots campaigns aimed at ending the Cold War and increasing participatory democracy in the United States and across the globe. Contemporary observers seeking an alternative to American empire in the twenty-first century will find Democracy's Think Tank offers several possible paths toward a more democratic order.
With raw and intimate stories from both her personal life and public activism, Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action and the face of the millennial pro-life movement, presents a guidebook for becoming a force for good in a broken world. This book will show you how to understand your own talents and wounds so you can build a solid foundation as you fight for change; overcome insecurities and imposter syndrome and become a leader through practice; find inner courage and confidence in the face of obstacles and criticism; and bounce back from mistakes to continually grow and make a long-lasting impact. Do you see the world's pain and injustice and wish you could do something about it? Do you want to make a difference but don't know where to begin? As a fifteen-year-old girl, Lila Rose started Live Action in her family's living room out of a deep passion to defend the rights of the most vulnerable among us and to expose the abortion industry. In the sixteen years since, she has built the largest and most engaged online following in the pro-life movement, addressed members of the European Parliament and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and been named as one of the National Journal's 25 most Influential Washington Women Under 35. Now she is opening up her heart and drawing on her experiences to speak to all those who want to be a force for change but need guidance on how to start. Lila guides readers from the beginning thoughts of, How can I help? to, Yes, I can be a force for good, and I can start today, providing a much-needed handbook on how to truly make a difference in today's world.
Inspiring and practical, BE THE CHANGE is the essential handbook for the budding activist. 'Gina Martin is a sensation' The Secret Barrister 'Gina Martin's powerful campaigning and vital activism changed the law, making our country safer for women and girls. This book tells us how she did it - and how you can too' Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London 'Gina is a total inspiration - an example of how one person CAN change things' Emma Gannon In June 2017, a man took a photo up Gina Martin's skirt at a music festival. The police told her that this was not a sexual offence; the man would not be charged. The law had let Gina down, and her first reaction was resignation. But something inside her had snapped. Gina was tired of accepting sexual harassment as a fact of life. Eighteen months later, she had changed the law and made upskirting a criminal offence. Now, Gina wants to empower you with the tools and courage to challenge injustice and fight for change, whether it's in your school, workplace or community, or even on a global scale. Filled with practical advice, the book includes guidance on how to write a compelling press release, set up an e-petition, find pro-bono legal support and secure media coverage for your campaign. In BE THE CHANGE you will learn: What activism really is and why it's so important How to use the internet to fight for what you believe in How to pick the cause you truly care about And how to do the hardest thing in activism: get started.
as indispensable to confronting, say, your domineering mother-in-law or your local city council as it is to helping foment an ongoing and ever-escalating insurrection against, say, a sexist, racist, nepotistic power-mad oligarchy threatening to destroy democracy as we know it...My advice: Buy one - VOGUE A guerrilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance from artist, activist and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova. The face of modern protest is wearing a brightly colored ski mask. Nadya Tolokonnikova, founding member of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, is a creative activist, professional protestor, brazen feminist, shocking visual artist, and force to be reckoned with. Her spontaneous, explosive approach to political action has involved jumping over barbed wire, kissing police officers, giving guerilla performances in crowded subway cars, and going on a hunger strike to protest the abuse of prisoners. She's been horse-whipped by police in Sochi, temporarily blinded when officers threw green paint in her eyes, and monitored by the Russian government. But what made Nadya an activist icon overnight happened on February 21, 2012, when she was arrested for performing an anti-Putin protest song in a Moscow church. She was sent to a Russian prison for 18 months and emerged as an international symbol of radical resistance, as calls to Free Pussy Riot resounded around the world. With her emblematic ski mask, black lipstick, and unwavering bravery, Nadya has become an emissary of hope and optimism despite overwhelming and ugly political corruption. Read & Riot is structured around Nadya's ten rules for revolution (Be a pirate! Make your government shit its pants! Take back the joy!) and illustrated throughout with stunning examples from her extraordinary life and the philosophies of other revolutionary rebels throughout history. Rooted in action and going beyond the typical call your senator guidelines, Read & Riot gives us a refreshing model for civil disobedience, and encourages our right to question every status quo and make political action exciting--even joyful.
Grassroots organizing and collective action have always been fundamental to American democracy but have been burgeoning since the 2016 election, as people struggle to make their voices heard in this moment of societal upheaval. Unfortunately much of that action has not had the kind of impact participants might want, especially among movements representing the poor and marginalized who often have the most at stake when it comes to rights and equality. Yet, some instances of collective action have succeeded. What's the difference between a movement that wins victories for its constituents, and one that fails? What are the factors that make collective action powerful? Prisms of the People addresses those questions and more. Using data from six movement organizations--including a coalition that organized a 104-day protest in Phoenix in 2010 and another that helped restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated in Virginia--Hahrie Han, Elizabeth McKenna, and Michelle Oyakawa show that the power of successful movements most often is rooted in their ability to act as prisms of the people, turning participation into political power just as prisms transform white light into rainbows. Understanding the organizational design choices that shape the people, their leaders, and their strategies can help us understand how grassroots groups achieve their goals. Linking strong scholarship to a deep understanding of the needs and outlook of activists, Prisms of the People is the perfect book for our moment--for understanding what's happening and propelling it forward.