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Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising

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Writing from the front lines, Starhawk chronicles the global justice movement sparked by Seattle's 1999 anti-World Trade Organization protest. A life-long activist, Starhawk is deeply involved as a direct action participant and trainer in the antiglobalization movement.

The book is divided into "Actions" and "Visions." In Part I, Starhawk begins with an overview of the comp
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by New Society Publishers
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Ryan Mishap
“Notes From the Global Uprising”, this 2002 books recounts Starhawk’s internet posts from protests in Seattle, Quebec, D.C., Genoa, and from nonviolence trainings Brazil and elsewhere, as well as new text, a look at globalization, nonviolence vs. violence (and moving beyond this dichotomy), building the movement, and visions for the future. While I have a few quibbles with her stuff here—equating anarchism with direct democracy for instance—, mostly I think this is great. The reports from the pr ...more
Megan
I had heard really good things about this book, but was a little bit skeptical about it given that the author calls herself a Witch. And, indeed, she talks about casting spells and such throughout the book, but not at any great depth, and also in a way that came off as less ridiculous than I expected. (Think of it as 'casting good vibes' rather than casting spells.)
But whatever your take on Paganism, it remains that Starhawk writes eloquently about the needs for the global justice movement and t
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Kate Mura
This book is amazing. I go back to it whenever I need to reconnect to magick and politics and regain perspective on the whole greater than what swirls around directly effecting me.
MotherMagic
Collection of Starhawk's essays, many of which were formerly housed on her website. What's wrong with WTO, World Bank, globalization, etc? Here are some pretty good explanations.
Jen Lighty
A good introduction to the truth about how corporations are controlling our reality and the movement to create something new based on justice for all beings.
Marjorie Jensen
Starhawk's Spiral Dance was one of the things that set me on the path to becoming a Witch many years ago. The connections between magic and politics are the best parts of Webs of Power. I am very interested in how earth-based spirituality is linked to conservation efforts. The use of ritual and even Tarot in Starhawk's political actions was fascinating.
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Aug 01, 2007 Sharon marked it as to-read
I've had this on my shelf for a couple of years...just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Starhawk (born Miriam Simos) is an American writer, anarchist activist, and self-described witch. She is well known as a theorist of Paganism, and is one of the foremost popular voices of ecofeminism. She is a columnist for both Beliefnet.com and On Faith (the Newsweek online forum on religion).

Starhawk currently lives in San Francisco, where she works with Reclaiming, a tradition of Witchcraft th
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