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Until the Rulers Obey

Until the Rulers Obey

Voices from Latine American Social Movements

  • Author: Clifton Ross,Marcy Rein
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1604867949
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 544
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Collects interviews with social movement organizers, activists, writers, and scholars examining the wave of change in Latin America and debating pressing questions of power, organizational form, and relations with the state.

Until the Rulers Obey

Until the Rulers Obey

Voices from Latin American Social Movements

  • Author: Clifton Ross,Marcy Rein
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1604869003
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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Bringing together voices from the movements behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the 21st century, this unique collection of interviews features five dozen leaders and grassroots activists from 15 countries, presenting their work and debating pressing questions of power, organizational forms, and relations with the state. These movements have galvanized long-silent—or silenced—sectors of society: indigenous people, campesinos, students, the LGBT community, the unemployed, and all those left out of the promised utopia of a globalized economy. They have deployed a wide range of strategies and actions, sometimes building schools or clinics, sometimes occupying factories or fields, sometimes organizing political parties to take the reins of the state, and sometimes resisting government policies in order to protect their new-found power in community. This indispensable compilation of primary source material is organized in chapters by country, with each chapter introduced by a solidarity activist, writer, or academic with deep knowledge of the place. It addresses a wide range of issues, from fighting against mines and agribusiness to demanding equal participation through the recognition of language and culture, giving participants, students, and observers of social movements a chance to learn from their experiences.

Home from the Dark Side of Utopia

Home from the Dark Side of Utopia

A Journey through American Revolutions

  • Author: Clifton Ross
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • ISBN: 1849352518
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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A riveting personal memoir that shares hard-earned political insights. Ross's journey mirrors that of the post-war American left. From an Anabaptist hippie commune in the 1970s to the present-day failures of the Venezuelan revolution, he charts a trajectory of good intentions and poor choices, of blind faith in charismatic leaders followed by inevitable disillusionment and, ultimately, a solid belief in the ability of ordinary people to make history. Clifton Ross directed the film Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out. He is the co-editor of Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements.

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century

Resistance, Power, and Democracy

  • Author: Richard Stahler-Sholk,Glen David Kuecker
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742556478
  • Category: History
  • Page: 394
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This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines present original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Part introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting social movement origins, strategies, and outcomes. Thematic sections address historical context, political economy, community-building and consciousness, ethnicity and race, gender, movement strategies, and transnational organizing, making this book useful to anyone studying the wide range of social movements in Latin America.

Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought

Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought

An Anthology

  • Author: Iván Márquez
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0742575101
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 406
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This anthology offers the first serious, broad-ranging collection of English translations of significant Latin American contributions to social and political thought spanning the last forty years. Iván Márquez has judiciously selected narratives of resistance and liberation; ground-breaking texts in Latin American fields of inquiry such as liberation theology, philosophy, pedagogy, and dependency theory; and important readings in guerrilla revolution, socialist utopia, and post–Cold War thought, especially in the realms of democracy and civil society, alternatives to neoliberalism, and nationalism in the context of globalization. Highlighting the vitality, diversity, and originality of Latin American thought, this anthology will be invaluable for students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

The Map Or the Territory: Notes on Imperialism, Solidarity and Latin America in the New Millennium

The Map Or the Territory: Notes on Imperialism, Solidarity and Latin America in the New Millennium

  • Author: Clifton Ross
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780915117574
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 122
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The Pink Tide rose in Latin America at the beginning of this millennium and by the end of the first decade began to reveal contradictions that have yet to be fully assessed -- or, in some cases, even acknowledged. Clifton Ross, the co-editor of "Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements" (2014, PM Press), offers his perspective on the problems confronting the US anti-imperialist and solidarity movement in North America. Focusing particularly on Venezuela, he discusses hard problems and big questions about the viability of that project and considers a possible approach for US activists to take that avoids enabling dysfunctional policies, while at the same time maintaining a firm stance against US government and other interference. "The Map or the Territory" challenges the anti-imperialist and solidarity left to reconsider and update ideas developed over the course of the twentieth century in the light of globalization and the rise of "progressive" governments that, like their right-wing counterparts in other countries of Latin America, are basing their economies on the extraction resources from the land. The extractivist industries are increasingly bringing the progressive governments into conflict with social movements. In addition, some of the more "radical" governments of the Pink Tide are rooted in populism, and their authoritarian methods of governing have also generated conflicts with social movements and civil society. Taking Venezuela as the prime example of the issues of an economy based on an extractivist model and a populist political process, Ross considers the implications for North Americans interested in doing work with Latin America.

Inside the Revolution

Inside the Revolution

Everyday Life in Socialist Cuba

  • Author: Mona Rosendahl
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801484124
  • Category: History
  • Page: 197
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The first ethnographic study of life in Cuba to emerge in over twenty years, Inside the Revolution offers a rare, close view of how socialist ideology translates into everyday experience in one Cuban municipality. Mona Rosendahl draws on eighteen months of fieldwork, in a municipality she calls by the fictional name Palmera, to present a vivid account of the lives and thoughts of residents, many of whom have lived inside the revolution for more than thirty-five years.In Palmera, support for the socialist program remains strong. Rosendahl attributes continuing loyalty to four conditions: improvements in the standard of living from 1959 to 1990, the uniformity and omnipresence of political communications from the government, a historical emphasis on local participation in the revolution, and the consistency of revolutionary ideals with traditional machista expectations and practices. Through an analysis of ideology and practice in contemporary Cuba, Rosendahl documents how its citizens support the present political system, and how reciprocal economics between households and ideas about gender both reinforce and challenge that system. Rosendahl also explains how those who oppose state socialism resist participation in society through inaction or withdrawal.

Intimate Activism

Intimate Activism

The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua

  • Author: Cymene Howe
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822378965
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Intimate Activism tells the story of Nicaraguan sexual-rights activists who helped to overturn the most repressive antisodomy law in the Americas. The law was passed shortly after the Sandinistas lost power in 1990 and, to the surprise of many, was repealed in 2007. In this vivid ethnography, Cymene Howe analyzes how local activists balanced global discourses regarding human rights and identity politics with the contingencies of daily life in Nicaragua. Though they were initially spurred by the antisodomy measure, activists sought to change not only the law but also culture. Howe emphasizes the different levels of intervention where activism occurs, from mass-media outlets and public protests to meetings of clandestine consciousness-raising groups. She follows the travails of queer characters in a hugely successful telenovela, traces the ideological tensions within the struggle for sexual rights, and conveys the voices of those engaged in "becoming" lesbianas and homosexuales in contemporary Nicaragua.

The New Brazil

The New Brazil

Regional Imperialism and the New Democracy

  • Author: Raul Zibechi
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • ISBN: 1849351694
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
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Once upon a time, Lula’s election in Brazil offered a pretense of hope to the international left. In the midst of a rapidly shifting global economy, Brazil has since emerged as a powerful new player on the geopolitical stage. With three short years of aggressive economic restructuring, Lula embraced the legacy of the country’s oligarchic past, paying off huge IMF loans years ahead of schedule and placing Brazil at the center of political and economic power in the region. Brazil is now the poster child for neoliberal capitalism. Within its borders, vast inequities in wealth and access to social services still exist—a striking contrast to the nation's newfound prestige in world politics. At the same time, unrest is growing. Small protests against the costs of public transportation have grown to mass demonstrations that question the very foundations capital and the state in Brazil. Raul Zibechi dedicates this book to “the new forces emerging in Latin America, to all the movements and acts of rebellion against current forms of oppression in mining, monoculture, hydroelectric dams—and against the new imperialism.” He makes it clear that movements and militants must understand the implications of Brazil's rise to the global power as part of changes happening in the world system. Toward that end, he provides a step-by-step history and analysis of the country’s trajectory in recent decades, including the new forms of militarization and “sub-imperialism” it has developed; the increasing collusion among its unions, multinational corporations, and the state; its devastating conquest of the Amazon; and, most importantly, the antisystemic movements that are getting stronger and smarter as they try to push the entire region in a more radical and humane direction.

On Tyranny

On Tyranny

Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Timothy Snyder
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 0804190119
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 126
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In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With Twenty Lessons, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience."

Machiavelli's the Prince

Machiavelli's the Prince

  • Author: Niccolò Machiavelli,William K. Marriott
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1402755031
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Machiavelli’s words are as timely today as they were when he first wrote them, more than 500 years ago. One of the most famous philosophical and political tracts ever created, The Prince maintains its power, influencing people around the world and in all walks of life. This new highlighted edition makes it even easier to glean knowledge, inspiration, and practical strategies from Machiavelli’s masterwork: it features boldfaced phrases throughout that are especially relevant to today’s lifestyle. Also, each chapter concludes with a finishing thought and enough room for readers to make their own personal notes and deeper interpretations. An introduction provides details of Machiavelli’s eventful life, and examines his work in the context of the time he lived in. With The Prince as a guide, anyone can set off on the road to victory.

Moneyland

Moneyland

Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back

  • Author: Oliver Bullough
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1782833331
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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'You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland.' Simon Kuper, New Statesman From ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in Knightsbridge and Manhattan, something has gone wrong with the workings of the world. Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his house until he had no rooms left to put it in, or it was eaten by mice. And then some bankers in London had a bright idea. Join the investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Moneyland - the secret country of the lawless, stateless superrich. Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, undermining the foundations of Western stability. Discover the true cost of being open for business no matter how corrupt and dangerous the customer. Meet the kleptocrats. Meet their awful children. And find out how heroic activists around the world are fighting back. This is the story of wealth and power in the 21st century. It isn't too late to change it.

Venezuela Speaks!

Venezuela Speaks!

Voices from the Grassroots

  • Author: Carlos Martínez,Michael Fox,Jojo Farrell
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1604861088
  • Category: History
  • Page: 343
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For the last decade, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution has captured international attention. Poverty, inequality and unemployment have all dropped, whilst health, education and living standards have seen a commensurate rise. VENEZUELA SPEAKS! is a collection of interviews with activists and participants from across the spectrum of the country's social movements. From community media to land reform, cooperatives to communal councils, the labour movement to the Afro-Venezuelan network, this essential document of contemporary Venezuela sheds light on the count

Born in the Gdr

Born in the Gdr

Living in the Shadow of the Wall

  • Author: Hester Vaizey
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198718748
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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The changes that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 were particularly dramatic for East Germans. With the German Democratic Republic effectively taken over by West Germany in the reunification process, nothing in their lives was immune from change and upheaval: from the way they voted, the newspapers they read, to the brand of butter they bought. But what was it really like to go from living under communism one minute, to capitalism the next? What did the East Germans make of capitalism? And how do they remember the GDR today? Are their memories dominated by fear and loathing of the Stasi state, or do they look back with a measure of fondness and regret on a world of guaranteed employment and a relatively low cost of living? This is the story of eight citizens of the former German Democratic Republic, and how these dramatic changes affected them. All of the people in the book were born in East Germany after the Berlin Wall was put up in August 1961, so they knew nothing other than living in a socialist system when the GDR fell apart. Their stories provide a fascinating insight not only into everyday life in East Germany, but about how this now-vanished state is remembered today, a quarter of a century after the fall of the Wall.

On Saudi Arabia

On Saudi Arabia

Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines--and Future

  • Author: Karen Elliott House
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307473287
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from The Wall Street Journal draws on three decades of firsthand experience to profile the Saudi Arabia of today, offering insight into its leaders, citizens, cultural complexities and international prospects.

The Histories of Polybius

The Histories of Polybius

  • Author: Polybius
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Greece
  • Page: N.A
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The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0765376679
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1008
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Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery, and a woman who is desperate to save her impoverished house.

The Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: P.D. James
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 0857861077
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 96
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

The Proudest Day

The Proudest Day

India's Long Road to Independence

  • Author: Anthony Read,David Fisher
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393318982
  • Category: History
  • Page: 565
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A riveting account of the end of the Raj--the most romantic of all the great empires--told in compelling and colorful detail by the authors of "The Deadly Embrace" and "The Fall of Berlin." of photos.

Rulers of the Playground

Rulers of the Playground

  • Author: Joseph Kuefler
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray
  • ISBN: 9780062424327
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 48
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A stunning picture book about sharing, friendship, and kindness in a playground setting from Joseph Kuefler, the author/illustrator of Beyond the Pond. Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers. One morning, Jonah decided to become ruler of the playground. Everyone agreed to obey his rules to play in King Jonah’s kingdom . . . Everyone except for Lennox . . . because she wanted to rule the playground, too. A gloriously rendered, hilariously deadpan tale of playground politics.