Pdf/E–book This Is an Uprising author Mark Engler

Action in principle but didn t really feel it accomplished much other than maybe some small incremental change ven the civil rights movement gained attention only after violence from Bull Connor and the police in Birmingham for D DAY Through German Eyes 2 example But this book does a great and detailed jobxplaining not only why nonviolence is obviously the moral path but the Baroque Personae effective one too and with real worldxamples both current and historical My only complaint about it is that it could be repetitive at times which was good for driving points home but I think the authorseditors could have tightened up some of the points which would make the book slightly shorterThis book is "a great guide and blueprint both for movements trying to create change and " great guide and blueprint both for movements trying to create change and those who are trying to understand how that change can be made in our ver changing world Highly recommended For anyone interested in understanding how nonviolent social movements are in understanding how nonviolent social movements are volve and Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? either fail or succeed this is the book for you The Engler brothers walk readers through some of the most inspiring movements and discuss with both anecdotal andmpirical vidence how these movements ither changed the world or petered out and died ugly deaths There is real research uoted in this book and you might be surprised to find that most social movements need only 35% of the population to be Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group engaged to really become a force to be reckoned with As Bernie s populist movement gains steam this book will help put all of the idiosyncrasies into perspective Excellentxcellent book Good variety of xamples useful in understanding non violence in utilitarian terms doesn t change that I m a pacifist for moral reasons but still useful to understand how to manipulate that mon violence Although I still don t know how I feel personally about non violence with the intention of sparkling violence in others But a good informative read This book is a trifle wordy and dry but well worth the ffort to read It begins with Gandhi and brings us right up to the Occupy movement using familiar Conscience and Memory examples along the way to show what works and what doesn t work and why I found it bothnlightening and Pansy Vol. 6 encouraging It s good to know that an Anxtremely important and readable synthesis of several major thinkers in the field of civil resistance This book fairly outlines the longstanding debate BETWEEN STRUCTURAL ORGANIZING AND MASS MOVEMENTS AS DRIVERS OF structural organizing and mass movements as drivers of change and it details a com Very impressive strategic reflection on the social movements of the past decades offering some basic blueprints for delivering social chang. Entional influence are Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods engineering the upheavals that are reshaping contemporary politics Nonviolence is usually seen simply as a philosophy or moral code This Is an Uprising shows how it can instead be deployed as a method of political conflict disruption andscalation It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt we pass up the chance to truly understand how social transformation happe. ,


I figure with the human race facing its possible Elizabeth I end in this very century that hopelessness may not be a productivemotion I mean I completely understand despair and paralyzing fear and blind hedonistic Education in a New Society escapism been there but days of productive disruption against the corporate state may be a better use of my time And not alone but with others preferably for instance my largely individualistic pacifist stance has done little in recent years to stopndless international war I ve noticed So I figured that this old lefty may in recent years to stop Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education endless international war I ve noticed So I figured that this old lefty may to brush up on his non violence strategies in this coming months There s been increased noise internationally in the past 2 3 years people taking things to the streets people not merely giving up so in spite of my having recently read convincingly scary books such as Six Degrees by Mark Lynas and Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace Wells I felt I needed to get over my own fear and inertia and take a look at this book as a kind of inspiration on how to get back out there In the United States we are often told that the way to create change is through voting and through lobbyinglected officials This Is An Uprising suggests that nonviolent civil resistance can also be very useful in creating the conditions for necessary social change Nonviolence is usually regarded as a philosophy or moral code the Englers write in the book s introduction Much less freuently is it studied as a method of political conflict disruption and scalation which is in fact what they doThis Is An Uprising is a short history and guide to non violent civil disobedience So yes voting is key writing letters and signing petitions is important sure Education matters is crucial of course we have to know there s a problem before we can act on it Community organizing and slowly creating a foundation for coalition building and structures for change ala Saul Alinsky s Rules for Radicals for instance is also vitally important the Englers identify a few movements than made a lot of noise but failed to prepare for What Next but it has to work hand in hand with troublemaking disruption getting media attention nroute to garnering large scale public sympathy for and commitment to a cause The Englers The Baby Swap Miracle examine several well known historicalvents for their success and they also look at some violent protests for their failures church they also look at some violent protests for their failures church Planned Parenthood bombings smashing windows at the WTO Seattle and so onThey take a close look at where non violence has worked from Gandhi s Salt March to King s Birmingham actions as part of the civil rights mov. There is a craft to uprising and this craft can change the world From protests around climate change and immigrant rights to Occupy the Arab Spring and #BlackLivesMatter a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change When mass movements rupt onto our television screens the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable Yet in this book Ement of the sixties the ouster of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia and the successful living wage campaign at Harvard University They cite Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan who created an xtensive database of social movements worldwide and discovered that nonviolent movements were twice as likely to succeed as violent insurgencies Digging deeper Chenoweth also uncovered what she called the
35 Percent Rule A 
percent rule A was practically guaranteed to succeed if 35 percent of the population actively took part Many campaigns won with much less supportThis is very hopeful to me and reminds me that most people were not on the streets during protests less supportThis is very hopeful to me and reminds me that most people were not on the streets during protests the Vietnam War though most say now they were opposed to it and say they realized it was a very bad idea It took a few thousand people to make a lots of noiseAnd nonviolent protest if it is to succeed is always disruptive and polarizing The Englers cite ACT UP and the young undocumented immigrant DREAMers as xamples of militant groups who through both xtreme sacrifice and disruption forced change when the odds against their campaigns were longThis was a very popular book two years ago when it came out but I see sales are steady so I m not alone in wanting to be part of a mass mobilization as it is a time for action and this is a good book to help you think what you may be able to do and howAnd in the process keep my heart in the right place and sense of humor and as someone wise once said I don t want to be part of any revolution where I can t dance okay it was Emma Goldman bless her heartTakin It to the Streets Doobie BrothersMichael McDonald Change rally LA Fairly good guide to nonviolent political action tactics and strategy Using famous case studies like India s independence mo I loved this book A lot of us who have been involved in organizing that felt like we were king out incremental wins and then get caught up in a wave of movement activity like Occupy wondered how it all worked I feel like this books goes a long way to spelling out how social change occurs that lets us be far ambitious and ffectiveI m Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation excited to go home and organize a study group of other activists to talk about how to apply the lessons A laborious read with nothing new to add on the subject I thought this was anxcellent book I had actually never heard of it until a member of the Sunrise Movement recommended it to me and much of the ideas and strategies discussed are what Sunrise is doing to fight inaction on the climate crisis Like many others before I read the book I appreciated the idea of nonviolent. Ark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest xamining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest With incisive insights from contemporary activists as well as fresh revelations about the work of groundbreaking figures such as Gandhi Martin Luther King Jr Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven the Englers show how people with few resources and little conv. ,

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