Manufacturers

Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis

Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis

A pamphlet for anyone who wants to build a movement with the resiliency to navigate one of the most rapid transitions in human history.

More details


£3.50

Availability: This product is no longer in stock

No. 0011 of the PM Press Pamphlet Series
Organizing Cools the Planet
offers a challenge to all concerned about the ecological crisis: find your frontline. This booklet weaves together stories, analysis, organizing tools, and provocative questions, to offer a snapshot of the North American Climate Justice movement and provide pathways for readers to participate in it. Authors share hard lessons learned, reflect on strategy, and grapple with the challenges of their roles as organizers who do not come from “frontline communities” but work to build a movement big enough for everyone and led by the priorities and solutions of low-income people, communities of color, Indigenous, youth, and other constituencies most directly impacted by the crisis. Rooted in the authors’ experiences organizing in local, national, and international arenas, they challenge readers to look at the scale of ecological collapse with open eyes, without falling prey to disempowering doomsday narratives. This booklet is for anyone who wants to build a movement with the resiliency to navigate one of the most rapid transitions in human history.

Praise:

"There is no task more urgent than to organize a mass popular movement to deal effectively with the looming environmental crisis. The barriers are high, the forces opposed powerful. All the more reason to dedicate ourselves to the kinds of efforts outlined Joshua Kahn Russell and Hilary Moore's booklet." —Noam Chomsky

"In an atmosphere heavy with doomsday predictions and fear, this pamphlet is a breath of fresh air. Joshua Kahn Russell and Hilary Moore weave together stories and organizing tools to create a vision for practical transition amid the climate crisis. Organizing Cools the Planet confronts pressing questions of our time." —Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Founding Director, Indigenous World Association

"Joshua and Hilary's manual will be useful to all who want to make change creatively and peacefully in our brutal times." —Dr. Vandana Shiva

About the Authors:

Joshua Kahn Russell is a strategy, organizing, & nonviolent direct action trainer with the Ruckus Society. He has worked internationally with the Climate Justice Now! network to bring justice to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and has been a leading voice within the International Youth Climate Movement. Joshua spent four years as Rainforest Action Network’s grassroots actions manager, campaigning against banks and corporations to end our addiction to coal and oil. He has authored chapters for numerous books, most recently The Next Eco-Warriors. His articles have appeared in Yes! magazine, Left Turn, PeaceWork magazine, Upping the Anti, and Z Magazine. His blog is www.praxismakesperfect.org

Hilary Moore is a core organizer with Rising Tide Bay Area and a founding organizer of the Mobilization for Climate Justice West, a grassroots alliance of organizations in the Bay Area dedicated to keeping frontline communities at the forefront of the struggle while advancing community-led solutions. Hilary organizes around gentrification issues in West Oakland, as well as organizing allied support for the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. She sits on the board of the Institute for Social Ecology. Her interests and research focus on building collective practices of care within communities engaged in resistance and struggle.


Product Details:

Author: Joshua Kahn Russell and Hilary Moore
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 978-1-60486-443-4
Published: October 2011
Format: Pamphlet
Size: 8.5 by 5.5
Page count: 64 Pages
Subjects: Activism, Current Events

Cart  

No products

£0.00 Shipping
£0.00 Total

Cart Check out

New products

  • Maximum Rocknroll *412 Sep 2017
  • The Way Out by Kasper Opstrup
Maximum Rocknroll *412 Sep 2017
Includes ... Alice Bag, Rhany Torres on Manila’s Brave New World gigs,...
Read more
The Way Out by Kasper Opstrup
The Way Out. Invisible Insurrections and Radical Imaginaries in the UK...
Read more
Profits and Property sticker
Profits and property should never be more important than people, We must...
Read more
Jump off a Bridge sticker
If a majority voted for you to jump off a bridge, would you? A sticker...
Read more
Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader
This handy collection of Godwin’s key writings in a clear and concise...
Read more
Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas
Breaking the Spell offers the first full-length study that charts the...
Read more
Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005 by Ward Churchill
Wielding Words like Weapons is a collection of acclaimed American Indian...
Read more
Pacifism as Pathology
Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in...
Read more
Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual
Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual tells how to put strategy into...
Read more
Rad Families: A Celebration
Rad Families: A Celebration honors the messy, the painful, the playful,...
Read more
Out of the Ruins
Out of the Ruins: The Emergence of Radical Informal Learning Spaces...
Read more
Catechism of the Revolutionist by Sergei Nechayev
How to run a revolution hardcore style from the era of Bakunin et al....
Read more
The Green One
Paul Cadenec produces a book of poetry.
Read more
Maximum Rocknroll *411 Aug 2017
Pinoy Punk Special featuring the SF Bay Area’s Aklasan Fest, Manila...
Read more
Veganarchy, Chaos and Destruction
A totally DIY zine dedicated to veganism. This first riotous episode...
Read more

» All new products