Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up? Organizing the Twenty-first Century Resistance

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword: Organising in the 21st Century by Affiong Limene Affiong
Introduction: Why Don’t The Poor Rise Up? by Michael Truscello and Ajamu Nangwaya

GLOBAL NORTH

1. Idle No More: Grounding the Corrientes of Hemispheric Resistencia by Praba Pilar and Alex Wilson
2. An American Exception: The Counter-Insurrectionary Function of the Color Line by Ben Brucato
3. Until We Win: Black Labor and Liberation in the Disposable Era by Kali Akuno
4. Some Thoughts on White Supremacy and Jesus as Bread and Circuses by Thandisizwe Chimurenga
5. Organizing With Solidarity in Mind: Notes on Social Movement Unionism and Critical Equity Work by Ellie Adekur Carlson
6. Trump, The Alt.Right, and the New State of Exception by Jordy Cummings
7. Not Co-optation nor Charity: Anti-Poverty Organizing in Canada and the US by Lesley Wood
8. Cultivating the Radical Imagination in the North of the Americas by Alex Khasnabish
9. On The Spiritual Exploitation of the Poor by Nathan Jun
10. Society Without Sociability: Late Notes About Margaret Thatcher and Jean Baudrillard by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi

GLOBAL SOUTH

11. Engendering Revolt in the Anglophone Caribbean: Organizing the Oppressed for Self-emancipation by Ajamu Nangwaya
12. “They’ve Turned The Guns on the People!” Towards Healing: Confronting the Impacts of the Grenadian Revolution by Kimalee Phillip
13. Resource-full Organized Communities Undermine Systems of Domination: How the Poor Rise Up in San Cristobal de las Casas by Erin Araujo
14. In Defense of the Territory of Life: A Look Into the Territory of the Community Police in Guerrero, Mexico by David Gomez Vazquez (Trans. Enrique Avila Lopez)
15. On Fire and the ‘Multiplications’ of the Poor in Mathare, Nairobi by Wangui Kimari
16. Critical Consciousness as an Act of Culture: An Illustration from Sudan by Gussai H. Sheikheldin
17. Powers of the Uncivil: Notes from South Africa by Anna Selmeczi and Aragorn Eloff

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