Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century : Stories From A New Generation of ActivistsBook - 2001
Just Act. Listen Up. Coolgirls. Youth for Environmental Sanity. Third Eye Movement. Heads Up. Earth Rights International. Circle of Life Foundation. Global Youth Connect. Ruckus Society. United Students Against Sweatshops...
There's a growing new global movement for justice today, and it's largely driven by a new generation of activists. Younger people from the US and around the first world, as well as those from developing countries, are all standing up for peace, the environment, and for social justice--and they're demanding to be heard.
Global Uprising documents this new youth movement through compelling first person narratives, interviews with both new and seasoned activists, poster art, poetry, and striking black and white photographs. Issues addressed include globalization and economic inequity, racism and women's rights, police brutality, media control, sweatshop labor and fair trade, the prison industrial complex and the criminalization of youth, old-growth forest destruction, and biotechnology. Older activists and world leaders tell their own stories, offering historical perspective and context. Youth-run organizations are highlighted throughout, as well as other key resources.
Visually and emotionally powerful, Global Uprising captures the spirit and passion of youth activism, honoring young people's power to effect serious change. It will have wide appeal both to younger people and to a range of others who care about the state of the world today--and tomorrow.
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Linda Wolf is co-author of Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun (New Society Publishers, 1997), and a distinguished photographer, and writer. Neva Welton is a therapist, facilitator and writer. Both are social activists.
Introduction: Ain't No Power Like the Power of the People
What is it that gets inside and moves us, until suddenly we are up on our feet, standing firm for something we believe in? What is it that gives us the juice to stay u