Emergent Strategy

Author: adrienne maree brown
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781849352611
Size: 11.16 MB
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In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want. Change is constant. The world, our bodies, and our minds are in a constant state of flux. They are a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, Emergent Strategy teaches us to map and assess the swirling structures and to read them as they happen, all the better to shape that which ultimately shapes us, personally and politically. A resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science and science fiction: a wild feminist and afro-futurist ride! adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

Emergent Strategy

Author: Adrienne Maree Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 1849352607
Size: 11.26 MB
Format: PDF
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In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want. Change is constant. The world, our bodies, and our minds are in a constant state of flux. They are a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change,Emergent Strategy teaches us to map and assess the swirling structures and to read them as they happen, all the better to shape that which ultimately shapes us, personally and politically. A resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science and science fiction: a wild feminist and afro-futurist ride! adrienne maree brown, co-editor ofOctavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

Octavia S Brood

Author: Walidah Imarisha
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781849352109
Size: 18.17 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The visionary tales ofOctavia’s Brood span genres—sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism—but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. The collection is rounded off with essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Renée Thomas.

Re Imagining Change

Author: Patrick Reinsborough
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604863587
Size: 17.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An inspirational inside look at the trailblazing methodology developed by the nonprofit strategy and training organization, smartMeme, this unique exploration provides progressive activists with the tools to get stories into the media, build successful campaigns, and connect with other organizations the world over. Providing resources, theories, hands-on tools, and illuminating case studies for the next generation of activists, this resource shows how culture, media, memes, and narrative intertwine with social-change strategies and offers practical methods to amplify progressive causes in popular culture. A summation of the smartMeme approach, this study in memetics provides practical exercises to augment movements for justice, ecological sanity, and transformative social change.

How To Get Stupid White Men Out Of Office

Author: Adrienne M. Brown
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1932360085
Size: 12.30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Anyone can write a rant against the state of American democracy today. Anyone can talk trash about politicians, or bemoan the apathy of the electorate, the low turnout, the low attention span, the cynicism. How To Get Stupid White Men... is a guide to getting off one’s cynical ass and doing something about it. Over the past six months, William Upski Wimsatt has been working with a group of people who have hitherto engaged in myriad forms of social work and political activism to develop a strategy that will effect positive change on American society through the electoral process. Rather than taking to the streets, rather than "bombing [graffitting] the suburbs," Wimsatt and his colleagues plan to "throw the bums out." This book will tell the story of 19 such cases over the past couple of years and outline all the potential races for 2004, describing the tactics to be utilized in an array of contested races across the country by creating coalitions of gay, enviro, Black, Latino and other young groups of voters. The goal is to make this the most useful politically life-changing book any 15-35 year old could read this election year.

Lives And Times Of Great Pioneers In Chemistry

Author: C N R Rao
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814689076
Size: 20.80 MB
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' Chemical science has made major advances in the last few decades and has gradually transformed in to a highly multidisciplinary subject that is exciting academically and at the same time beneficial to human kind. In this context, we owe much to the foundations laid by great pioneers of chemistry who contributed new knowledge and created new directions. This book presents the lives and times of 21 great chemists starting from Lavoisier (18th century) and ending with Sanger. Then, there are stories of the great Faraday (19th century) and of the 20th century geniuses G N Lewis and Linus Pauling. The material in the book is presented in the form of stories describing important aspects of the lives of these great personalities, besides highlighting their contributions to chemistry. It is hoped that the book will provide enjoyable reading and also inspiration to those who wish to understand the secret of the creativity of these great chemists. Contents:Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) — Father of ChemistryJohn Dalton (1766–1844) — Proponent of the Concept of the AtomHumphry Davy (1778–1829) — The Great Discoverer and Showman)Jons Jacob Berzelius (1779–1848) — Swedish Pioneer Who Wrote the First Chemistry TextbookMichael Faraday (1791–1867) — The Greatest Scientist of All TimeFriedrich Wöhler (1800–1882) — The One Who Made the First Organic CompoundAugust Kekule (1829–1896) — First to Predict Organic StructuresDmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834–1907) — Designer of the Greatest TableJacobus Henricus van''t Hoff (1852–1911) — First Nobel Laureate in ChemistryEmil Fischer (1852–1919) — A Multi-Faceted Organic ChemistWilhelm Ostwald (1853–1932) — High Priest of Physical ChemistrySvante Arrhenius (1859–1927) — Some Compounds Dissociate, and Some Cause Climate ChangeAlfred Werner (1866–1919) — Inorganic KekuleRichard Willstätter (1872–1942) — Ecstasy and Agony of WillstätterGilbert Newton Lewis (1875–1946) — The 20th Century Chemical Genius who Did Not Get the PrizeRobert Robinson (1886–1975) — The Quintessential Organic ChemistChristopher Kelk Ingold (1893–1970) — Founder of Physical Organic ChemistryHenry Eyring (1901–1981) — A Simple Man with an Active MindLinus Pauling (1901–1994) — The Irrepressible Scientist and Crusader, with Two Unshared Nobel PrizesRobert Burns Woodward (1917–1979) — Artist in Organic SynthesisFrederick Sanger (1918–2013) — A Modest Man with Two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry Readership: Students and teachers of chemistry, young scientists and chemists. Keywords:Chemists;Chemical History;Chemical Pioneers'

No More Heroes

Author: Jordan Flaherty
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781849352673
Size: 11.69 MB
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Missionaries of the left, saviors are people of privilege who believe they have all the answers. They want to help, but don’t want to listen; they lead but never follow. From post-Katrina New Orleans, to anti-sex-traficking work, to do-gooder journalists, Flaherty’s book reveals saviors’ misdeeds but also shows how activists can build new, stronger movements.