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Author McBay, Aric, author.

Title Full spectrum resistance / Aric McBay.

Publication Info. New York : Seven Stories Press, [2019]


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  303.48 MCB  V. 1    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  303.48 MCB  V. 2    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  303.48 MCB  V.1    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  303.48 MCB  V.2    Check Shelf
Description volumes cm
Summary "The more than fifty resistance movements and sub-movements featured here make this the radical's guide to restoring our rights, saving our planet, and creating lasting change. From mid-nineteenth century Chinese rebellions against colonial exploitation and ecological disasters to the Grassy Narrows' fight against mercury poisoning and colonialism to the Stonewall riots and parades for LGBT rights to Black Lives Matter, Full Spectrum Resistance's two volumes are some of the only books on activism that actually cover RESISTANCE, not just passive, risk-averse modes of activism. Author, activist, and farmer Aric McBay provides in-depth histories and case studies of social justice and environmental movements, both radical and liberal, to explain why passive resistance alone cannot work, and why we must be prepared to do whatever it takes to truly create change. In Full Spectrum Resistance, Volume 1: Building Movements and Fighting to Win, we learn why we need resistance movements, how movements--such as the Deacons of Defense of the American Civil Rights Movement--fight when they want to win, and what makes movements effective. We also learn how and why people join movements and how we can successfully encourage them--as the anti-colonial revolution in Guinea and Cape Verde did. How groups like Act-UP form and organize themselves, and rules and practices groups use to stay secure and protected from infiltration by destructive people. 'I wrote this book because we are losing,' says McBay in chapter one, and he's right. Here's how we win"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Volume 1. Building movements and fighting to win -- Volume 2. Actions and strategies for change.
Subject Social movements -- History.
Social movements -- Case studies.
Government, Resistance to -- History.
Political activists -- History.
Social change -- History.
Social justice -- History.
Environmentalism -- History.
Environmentalism. (OCoLC)fst00913543
Government, Resistance to. (OCoLC)fst00945663
Political activists. (OCoLC)fst01069192
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Social justice. (OCoLC)fst01122603
Social movements. (OCoLC)fst01122657
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781609809119 (vol. 1 : pbk.)
1609809114 (vol. 1 : pbk.)
9781609809287 (vol. 2 : pbk.)
1609809289 (vol. 2 : pbk.)
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