Notes from John Foran Teach-In
“Occupy Planet Earth: The Global Movement”
Two Pages of Resources and Links
UC Santa Barbara
Resources on the Global Justice Movement and on the Zapatistas
Derek Wall, The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics. Oxford: New Internationalist. 2010.
David Graeber, Direct Action: An Ethnography. London: AK Press. 2009.
John Holloway, “Twelve Theses on Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today t http://libcom.org/library/twelve-theses-on-changing-the-world-without-taking-power
Notes from Nowhere. 2003. We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism. London: Verso.
Marina Sitrin, editor. Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina. Edinburgh: AK Press. 2006.
Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. New York: Nation Books. 2005.
Amory Starr,. Global Revolt: A Guide to the Movements against Globalization. London: Zed. 2005.
This is What Democracy Looks Like. Documentary film. www.bignoisefilms.com. Seattle: Independent Media Center/Big Noise Films. Epic about shutting down the World Trade Organization in Seattle 1999. 2000.
Zapatista. Documentary film. www.bignoisefilms.com. Santa Barbara: Big Noise Films. 1998.
Resources: Earth in (Multiple) Crises
www.tomdispatch.com: weblog of Tom Engelhardt, U.S. historian and writer that is in my view the world’s best website for critical analysis of global social movements, U.S. foreign and domestic policy, and the multiple crises of contemporary capitalist globalization.
Video clip: Nnimmo Bassey, “Leave the coal in the hole! Leave the oil in the soil! Leave the Tar Sands in the land!” http://klimaforum.org/blog/klimaforum09/2010-09-30/leave-the-oil-in-the-soil#comments
http://www.juancole.com/ “Informed Comment: Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion.” A window onto Middle Eastern politics and U.S. foreign policy by a well-regarded historian of the Middle East outraged by the horrific blunders of Bush administration from 2001 on.
http://www.climate-justice-action.org: the most robust network of climate activist organizations world-wide. Other sites well worth a visit include www.350.org and http://isotope.open.ac.uk/?q=node/575
http://www.avaaz.org/en/, Avaaz — meaning “voice” in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages — launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere [the 99 percent!] want.
John Foran, “Manifesto for Radical Social Change,” http://www.bepress.com/ngs/vol4/iss2/1
Bill McKibben, editor, The Global Warming Reader (O/R Books, 2011).
Video clip: Eagle Woman/Kandi Mossett, Tar Sands activist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcCeb3MuBiQ
Christian Parenti, “Reading the World in a Loaf of Bread: Soaring Food Prices, Wild Weather, Upheaval, and a Planetful of Trouble” (July 19, 2011), http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175419/
World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth “Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth,” Cochabamba, Bolivia (April 27, 2010), http://climateandcapitalism.com/?p=2268
“Deal or No Deal?” (Rising Tide, Rising Creative Commons, 2009), 1-16, http://www.very.org.uk/dealornodeal/dond.pdf
Video clip: http://yesmagazine.org/planet/were-not-done-yet: a remarkable interview with a young British climate activist who explains what is at stake for him and many other climate campaigners.
Video clip: We will listen to Dr. Patrick Bond’s current analysis of the climate negotiation process: http://systemchange.ca/?page_id=21
Video clip: Tim DeChristopher Addresses Power Shift 2011 Conference in DC, “Now Is Our Time To Take a Stand,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2p0m9gmuHA
Resources: Occupy Wall Street
Video clip: Chris Hedges in Times Square, October 15, 2011,OccupyTVNY on Oct 17, 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-1TdemR7_Q
Video clip: Occupy Wall Street – Chris Hedges shuts down CBC Kevin O’Leary, October 15, 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAhHPIuTQ5k
Todd Gitlin, The Left Declares Its Independence, New York Times, October 8, 2011, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/opinion/sunday/occupy-wall-street-and-the-tea-party.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1
Chris Hedges, Why the Elites Are in Trouble, https://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/10-1
Paul Krugman, Losing Their Immunity, New York Times, October 17, 2011
Micah Sifry, OccupyWallStreet: There’s Something Happening Here, Mr. Jones, October 1, 2011, http://techpresident.com/blog-entry/occupywallstreet-theres-something-happening-here-mr-jones