Book Review: Against Doom

Against-Doom-615x974.jpgJeremy Brecher, noted labor historian, is out with a new book growing out of his earlier work, Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. I got to review the book in Waging Nonviolence, where I write:

"To the outward eye, the climate movement looks to be back on its heels, reeling from the ascendancy of a fossil fuel regime, the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the zombie Keystone XL and the threatened departure of the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. And there’s not much I can offer, as a climate organizer, to dissuade one from that opinion. The one major effort thus far was a massive march on Washington, D.C. that was planned when most expected Hillary Clinton to be in the White House. So we’re left wondering: What the hell are we supposed to do now?

Into this breach steps Jeremy Brecher’s slim new volume Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual. Neither glitzy, eloquent nor subtle, Brecher methodically lays out an interlocking vision of direct action within a constitutional legal framework to build the powerful nonviolent climate insurgency necessary to turn the ship around. “Against Doom” smartly connects disparate threads of the existing climate movement and pulls them together with strategic vision."

Read the full review over at Waging Nonviolence.

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  • Sean Bradley
    commented 2017-09-14 05:05:04 -0400
    America has twice before experienced a radical change from an uncalled for society to a general public more fit for sympathy and equity. Rosenberg calls attention to that these vital occasions each happened before the Revolutionary War and again before the Civil War. What this peruser additionally notes is that the aftereffects of these agonizing wars were two revered records of freedom: The Declaration of Independence and the Emancipation Proclamation