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Title Deciding for ourselves : the promise of direct democracy / edited by Cindy Milstein.

Publication Info. Chico, CA : AK Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  321.8 DEC    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 269 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "In a time of social and ecological crises, people everywhere are looking for solutions. States and capitalism, rather than providing them, only make matters worse. There's a growing sense that we'll have to fix this mess on our own. But how? Deciding for Ourselves, in the spirit of the Zapatistas, demonstrates that 'the impossible is possible.' A better world through self-determination and self-governance is not only achievable; it is already happening in urban and rural communities around the world-from Mexico to Rojava, and Denmark to Greece-as an implicit or explicit replacement for nations, police, and other forms of hierarchical social control. This anthology explores contemporary examples of autonomous, directly democratic spaces and the real-world dilemmas they experience, all the while underscoring the egalitarian ways of life that are collectively generated in them"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Prelude: Deciding for Ourselves / Cindy Milstein -- The promise of dignified lives / Cindy Milstein -- A Horizontal city: living anarchism in Barcelona's peripheries / Stefano Portelli -- Pan-Africanism, social ecology, and intimate direct democracy / Modibo Kadalie in coversation with Andrew Zonneveld -- From #RickyRenuncia protests to people's assemblies in Puerto Rico / Jacqueline Villarrubia-Mendoza and Roberto Vélez-Vélez -- Restoring the old ways in the Anishinabe Nation / Shannon Chief in conversation with Laurence Desmarais -- VioMe and Notara 26: two nodes in Greek self-management / Niko Georgiades -- Guarani-Kaiowá: giving voice to solidarity / Cintia Melo, with translation by José Renato Fernandes -- Christiania: a free city in the city of Copenhagen / Asbjørn Nielsen -- The Bonfires of autonomy in Cherán / Scott Campbell -- "Only with You, This Broom Will Fly": Rojava, magic, and sweeping away the state inside of us / Dilar Dirik -- Pirate ships, stormy seas, and finding solid ground: the Quartier Libre des Lentillères / Nataasha King -- Coda: waking to revolution / Cindy Milstein.
Subject Direct democracy.
Representative government and representation.
Added Author Milstein, Cindy, editor.
ISBN 1849353735
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