Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014)

16 September 2014, dusan

In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.

Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.

Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2014
ISBN 1451697384, 9781451697384
576 pages

Review (David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times)
Review (Sandra Steingraber, EcoWatch)

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Sam Mbah, I.E. Igariwey: African Anarchism: The History of A Movement (1997)

23 August 2013, dusan

The first book ever written on this subject, African Anarchism was co-written by Sam Mbah and fellow Nigerian, I.E. Igariway. After dealing with questions such as what anarchism is and isn’t, this groundbreaking book introduces the reader to anarchistic elements in traditional African societies, with a focus on Nigeria. It also examines the influence of anarchism on African national liberation struggles, and the failure of State Socialist governments in Africa. The book addresses the ongoing social, economic and political crises caused by colonialism in Africa. The authors end by considering the future prospects and challenges for anarchism in Africa.

Publisher See Sharp Press, Tucson, Arizona, 1997
ISBN 1884365051, 9781884365058
119 pages
via libcom.org

interview with Sam Mbah (March 2012)
Sam Mbah’s blog

PDF
PDF (2001 Edition from The Anarchist Library, multiple formats)

Stéphane Hessel: Time for Outrage! (2010-) [FR, EN, DE, IT, PT, GA]

21 February 2013, dusan

This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel — Resistance leader, concentration camp survivor, and former UN speechwriter — reminds us that life and liberty must still be fought for, and urges us to reclaim those essential rights we have permitted our governments to erode since the end of World War II.

French edition
Publisher Indigène éditions, Montpellier, October 2010
ISBN 9782911939767
32 pages

English edition
Translated by Damion Searls
Publisher Published by Charles Glass Books, an imprint of Quartet Books
ISBN 0704372223, 9780704372221
40 pages
via Cari

commentary (Charles Glass, The Nation)

wikipedia (FR)
wikipedia (EN)
publisher (FR)
publisher (EN)

Indignez-vous! (French, 6th edition, December 2010, PDF)
Time for Outrage! (English, 2011, EPUB)
Time for Outrage! (English, published in The Nation, March 2011, PDF)
Empört Euch! (German, trans. Michael Kogon, 2011, PDF)
Empört Euch! (German, trans. Michael Kogon, 2011, EPUB)
Indignatevi! (Italian, Scribd.com, February 2011)
Indignai-vos! (Portuguese, trans. Marly Peres, 2011, PDF)
Indignádevos (Galician, trans. Henrique Harguindey, 2011, Scribd.com)