October 1, 2011
“A medicine against apathy and political despair much-needs in the U.S. and the world today – Peter Marcuse, Columbia University
“Jeremy Brecher’s work is astonishing and refreshing; and, God knows, necessary.”
“I have never learned more useful knowledge about advocacy than from this book.
-Mike Pertschuk, former chair, Federal Trade Commission
“This is an indispensable book that everyone concerned about the human future needs to read and act upon.”
-Richard Falk, University of California—Santa Barbara
As world leaders fail to cooperate to address climate change, nuclear proliferation, economic meltdowns, and other threats to our survival, more and more people experience a pervasive sense of denial and despair. But common preservation can reshape the human future. Jeremy Brecher has seen common preservation in action, and in Save the Humans? he shows how it works. From Gandhi’s civil disobedience campaigns in India to the Solidarity Movement that initiated the end of East European Communism, to the 2011 uprisings throughout the Middle East and in the U.S. Middle West as well, Brecher shows what we can learn from the history of past social movements to help us confront today’s global threats of climate change, endless war, and economic chaos.
Author Jeremy Brecher, over the course of half a century, has participated in movements for nuclear disarmament, civil rights, peace in Vietnam, international labor rights, global economic justice, accountability for war crimes, climate protection, among others. In that time, he has also written more than a dozen books on labor and social movements including the classics, Strike! and Global Village or Global Pillage?. He has received five regional Emmy Awards for his documentary film work on social justice issues and currently works with the Labor Network for Sustainability.
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