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The Revolution Where You Live - Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America

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Informationen zum Autor Sarah van Gelder is cofounder and editor-at-large of the award-winning YES! Magazine. She explores the leading edge of change, writing and speaking internationally on a wide range of topics. Danny Glover is an American actor, film director, and political activist. Klappentext Discover the Real Revolution Unfolding across America America faces huge challenges-climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. She bought a used pickup truck and camper and set off on a 12,000-mile journey through eighteen states, dozens of cities and towns, and five Indian reservations. From the ranches of Montana to the coalfields of Kentucky to the urban cores of Chicago and Detroit, van Gelder discovered people and communities who are remaking America from the ground up. Join her as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media's radar, are getting stuff done. The common thread running through their work was best summed up by a phrase she saw on a mural in Newark: "We the People LOVE This Place." That connection we each have to our physical and ecological place, and to our human community, is where we find our power and our best hopes for a new America. Inhaltsverzeichnis Map of the 12,000-Mile Journey xiv–xv Foreword by Danny Glover ix PROLOGUE A Big Revolution at a Small Scale xiii INTRODUCTION We the People Love This Place 1   Fire, Coal, and Climate in Montana 25 ? Another Way of Ranching 30 ? The Ranchers and Native People Resisting the Otter Creek Mine 37 ? A North Dakota Reservation Where Fracking Rules 47 ? No Fracking Way Turtle Mountain 53 Relationship to Earth/Place 60 ? The Making of the Rust Belt 63 ? Growing Power in Chicago 67 ? At New Era Windows, “We Work with Passion” 71 ? The Detroiters Who Are Redefining Prosperity 76 ? Dr. Garcia, Gunshot Wounds, and a Plea for Jobs in Cincinnati 88 ? The Union Movement’s Hail Mary Pass 94 ? Community Work for Community Good 100 Relationship to Our Economies 106 ??Appalachia’s Coalfields Extraction 109 ? Greensboro’s Battle over Story 126 ? Restorative Justice and the Harrisonburg Police 137 ? Newark and the People Who Love It 144 ? Ithaca’s Stories of Race 151 ??Dallas at Christmas and a Syrian Family 161 ? Childbirth and Transcendence 165 ? Moab—A Bridge 174 ? Relationship to Self 180 ? EPILOGUE The Power of Connection 181 101 Ways to Reclaim Local Power 190 Notes 200 Acknowledgments 206 Index 209? About the Author 217...

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Authors Sarah Van Gelder, van Gelder, Sarah Van Gelder
Publisher Berrett Koehler Publishers
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 28.02.2017
EAN 9781626567658
ISBN 978-1-62656-765-8
No. of pages 240
Dimensions 141 mm x 216 mm x 14 mm
Series Agency/Distributed
Subjects Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Politics
Social sciences, law, business > Sociology > General, dictionaries

20. Jahrhundert (1900 bis 1999 n. Chr.), Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, USA, Reiseberichte, Reiseliteratur, Memoiren, Berichte/Erinnerungen, Politischer Aktivismus

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