Organize!: Building from the Local for Global Justice
Edited by Aziz Choudry
What are the ways forward for organizing for progressive social change in an era of unprecedented economic, social, and ecological crises? How do political activists build power and critical analysis in their daily work for change?
Grounded in struggles in Canada, the United States, Aotearoa/New Zealand, as well as transnational activist networks, Organize!: Building from the Local for Global Justice links local organizing with global struggles to make a better world. In over twenty chapters written by a diverse range of organizers, activists, academics, lawyers, artists, and researchers, this book weaves a rich and varied tapestry of dynamic strategies for struggle. From community-based labor organizing strategies among immigrant workers to mobilizing psychiatric survivors, from arts and activism for Palestine to organizing in support of Indigenous Peoples, the authors reflect critically on the tensions, problems, limits, and gains inherent in a diverse range of organizing contexts and practices. The book also places these processes in historical perspective, encouraging us to use history to shed light on contemporary injustices and how they can be overcome. Written in accessible language, Organize! will appeal to college and university students, activists, organizers and the wider public.
“This superb collection needs to find its way into the hands of every activist and organizer for social justice. These analyses are jam-packed with insights about antiracist, anticolonial, working-class, and anticapitalist organizing. ” —David McNally, author of Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance
Sustainability Book Club: Wed. April 17: 6pm
Pages Books in Kensington