Historical evidence insists that oppression on its own does not produce social movement reaction. In places with little culture of resistance, there will be little social movement reaction to social problems, or occasional outbursts may not be sustained. San Francisco has had, regularly and recently over the last decades, a series of effective and sustained street manifestations, so there are people, organizations, networks, systems, etc. to make the next ones bigger and more robust.
By Christine Petit LOUDmouth 12 Spring 2006. According to activist scholar Amory Starr, she was politicized pretty late in life. She was 20. As an urban-studies graduate student, Starr was turned on to activism through anti-racist, anti-colonialist neighborhood organizing. While continuing her activism, Starr went on to earn a Ph.D. in sociology. She currently teaches at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and at Colorado State University. Her books include Naming the Enemy: Anti-corporate Movements Confront […read the rest]
In 2005, LA Sound Posse, asked me to record my lectures on globalization. The audio is available at Radio4All.
naming the “anti-“ Amory Starr confronts globalization by Michelle French Features Editor The Manitoban, 26 September 2001. Amory Starr is an activist and professor of sociology from Colorado State University. She is the author of Naming the Enemy: Anti-Corporate Movements Confront Globalization. Amory spoke at the Mondragon on Saturday, September 8. Picture this: I’m “conducting an interview” with Amory Starr in the back of the Mondragon Bookstore and Coffee House. Besides being interrupted by a […read the rest]