One No, Many Yeses: A Journey to the Heart of the Global Resistance Movement
12 journalers for this copy...
Book Ring Rules (Adapted from psychjo and kleptokitty)
1) Everybody should leave a journal entry when receiving the book and after the read! Please let us all know what you think about it...
2) Also PM the next person on the list for a mailing address and when that person doesn't answer within 7 days MAX! please PM the one after...
3) Everybody should also try to read the book soon (max - one month?)- but in a joyful speed. It's not about how many books someone can read within a certain amount of time - it's about enjoying it...
4) You can send the book via surface mail or airmail - that is completely up to you.
5) If you find you don't have the time to read it when it's your turn please PM and I'll move you to a later slot.
6) Enjoy :-)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sending off to start the bookring but new readers are still welcome. :)
Sorry again! Maybe I could be relegated to the end of this ring?
You are more than welcome to be added to the end of the running order so you have more time with this one. I'll amend the order now.
Nia / daemonwolf
Anyway, the summary
1. Loved this book
2. Want it for my pc
3. Particuarly liked the South africa chapter
4. But also liked the fact that Kingsnorth also looked at America's problems and solutions
5. Here are the websites I liked from the back of the book
6. I copied down 2 quotes, here they are again
Ilda, a Brazilian woman is speaking here (p.257)
"People have to work for their own transformation (...) People often think of this in terms of consuming: There are good things out there and I want them; I have to buy them. Then people just get attached to small things, and forget about the bigger things in life. (...) People have to lose their fear of struggling - not in the sense of fighting or violence, but in the sense of addressing their own problems, and making their own answers."
p.318 Paul Kingsnorth on what he found out...
"It's a timeless, international battle to decide who runs the show; who wields that power and how, and by what authority do they do so? And what I discovered as I travelled was that virtually everything, everywhere came down to two thrillingly simple questions:
1. Who's in charge?
2. Why? "
7. I have Martinburo's address, so will post the book surface today
I have been anarchistic and passed this book on to my sister kaychrysalis and asked her to send it to akg.
Sorry for the delay in getting this moving and thanks for the opportunity to read it. It has certainly got me thinking about things, particularly the media.
Just when I thought I had space to read it I get a PM to say two more rings are about to arrive.
As an old lefty it is interesting to see the way in which "single issue politics" have taken over from the multi-issue party politics, at a ground level. The big parties are SO out of touch. The reality is that what I knew as single-issue politics now has a global impact, because the issues are all linked.
I particularly enjoyed "the Church of stop shopping" chapter with its focus on local versus multi-national, and was also greatly amused at the commenst on the Socialist Workers Party, as I came across them so often in my "political" days.
Drusillamac has asked to be skipped as she's up to her eyes in rings and rays ,so the book is on its way to catsalive Down Under. I was posted around about the 25th July, by surface mail.
I was amazed at the corporate-person-ness of companies in USA, no wonder it's so difficult to make them accountable.
Thankyou, daemonwolf. Many things have become a little clearer to me on reading this interesting book. I'll send this off to lmn60 in 2007.
Happy New Year!
I'm looking forward to this one, though it may take me a week or so to get to it.
I have been interested in the anti-globalisation movement for some time, and this book helped clarify some information and some views for me. I was particularly interested in the two chapters on Mexico and West Papua - though I also loved the information on Reverend Billy and the 'Stop Shopping Day'. I was in Chiapas only a couple of years after the Zapatista 'revolution' and was fascinated by the legendary status that had grown up around Marcos and the guerillas. Kingsnorth's chapter helped put some of the political ramifications in more context for me.
The West Papuan situation has been a simmering sore in the Pacific for a long time, and it looks possible that things could erupt sooner rather than later. This week there has been an advertising campaign to increase 'ordinary' Australians awareness of the situation in West Papua - and laying responsibility firmly at the feet of the Indonesian military. I watch this for further developments with interest - especially as I feel my own government has been complicit in the repression of the West Papuan people - both economically via Rio Tinto etc., and by their silence on abuse of human rights.
I have a couple of minor criticism of the book (I'm well known in my circle as a nit-picker!): Kingsnorth's tone seemed to me to be reserved and objective throughout much of the book - so I was a little surprised by the strength of the statements and convictions he espouses in the last chapter - there'd been to clue to his passion earlier. Also, some of the information is dated - I know that that can't be helped, but it did at times frustrate me. I wonder what, for instance, the effect of the current 'action' in Iraq is having on the neo-liberal movement.
Anyway... enough of my banging on. Thanks again for sharing this one with me - I have PMed janey-canuck for her address and will send it on ASAP.
Luintaurien has asked to be skipped but I have Buffra's address and will be mailing out tonight or tomorrow.
Sorry for holding onto this for so long, but thanks for sharing!
Chryso asked to be skipped, as did sunflowergirl and spacecadet. So, the book is winging its way to Fluffy-Owl as we speak. I hope it arrives safely!
Will be posted off when I have stubee's address.
Posting off to Stubee 07.05
Secondly thanks to daemonwolf for starting this ring, back in 2005 - wow, it's been on an incredible journey so far!
It's arrived at just the right time, I've got Mark Z. Danielewski's "House Of Leaves" as a bookring to read but my girlfriend KT-J is in the middle of that at the moment so I was reading Samuel Beckett's "Worstward Ho" just to fill the gap while I waited and low and behold I'd just finished it the night I picked this out of my mailbox.
(P.S. if anyone is interested I'm sending Samuel Beckett's "Worstward Ho" out as a ray)
My knowledge of activism is built on pure fantasy, Tyler Durden being the ultimate activist [see: Chuck Palahniuk “Fight Club”] so this was a real eye opener for me.
There so much information in this book and therefore I’m not going dwell on this in this Journal Entry, I just feel it’s an important book and should be read by a bigger audience. It’s got me scowling the internet for more information and I’ve even become a fan of Subcomandante Marcos on facebook!
Thanks again daemonwolf for bringing this book to my attention and for starting this ring, fio-dagua and Charlenemartel both asked to be skipped so this will be off to Joanthro in Denver (USA) very soon.
EDIT: Sent via Air Mail on Thursday 05th June 2008
Mailed to daemonwolf yesterday.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Off to find a new reader.
This is being released as part of my own challenge to release another 500 books by 31MAR2011 - see http://101ofawolf.blogspot.com/ for details.
If you're a local we'd love to see you at the monthly Leeds Bookcrosser meet, we're a friendly group who like swapping books over a couple of drinks. Check us out on our homepage - http://bookcrossing.meetup.com/9/. :)