We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Imperiled Life: Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe.

Click here to access the promotional posting by kate of AK Press from their associated website, Revolution by the Book.
In light of the problems posed by the threat of capital-induced climate destabilization, it remains clear that if humanity does not “determine itself,” it will “bring about terrestrial catastrophe.” The dark choice presently faced by humankind...is that of suicide or revolution.
This post offers blurbs about a new book focusing on the above theme from various people on the left and provides a PDF link to the author's introduction.