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The Solutions are Already Here


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Table of Contents

1. A Wide-Angle View
The Bare Bones: The Situation Now and Our Likely Futures
In the Biosphere Everything Is Connected: The Ecological Crisis beyond Carbon
Hoard the Profit, Share the Blame: The Anthropocene Reconsidered
2. Foxes Building Henhouses
Government Promises and Market Solutions: The Profitable Failings of Paris, the NGOs, and Climate Capitalism
Religions of Consumption: Ecocide and Entitlement
Prison Cells and Death Squads: The Real First Response to Climate Change
3. The Solutions Are Already Here
We Have Stopped Pipelines, Airports, Highways, and Mines: The Victories that Add Up
Food Sovereignty and Ecological Healing: Finding Our Place in a Damaged Ecology
Fighting Where We Live: From Cities to Habitats
4. Versatile Strategies
A Thousand Worlds Struggling to Be Born: Ecosystems of Revolt
False Pragmatisms: Strategies of Desperation
Ecological Revolution: The Best Strategy in Success or Failure
5. A Truly Different Future
Ecological Imaginations: Plotting a Total Transformation of Human Existence
Justice and Reconciliation: Making Sure Mass Murder Doesn't Pay
Apocalyptic Utopias Now: Present Steps in the Networking of Local and Global Spaces

About the Author

Peter Gelderloos is a writer and social movement participant. He is the author of The Solutions are Already Here: Strategies for Ecological Revolution from Below, How Nonviolence Protects the State, Anarchy Works, The Failure of Non-Violence, and Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation. He has contributed chapters to anthologies Keywords for Radicals and Riots and Militant Occupations.His books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, German, Greek and Serbo-Croat.


'Guides us beyond the greenwashing of the arsonist state, towards the regenerative agency of local communities. Gelderloos demonstrates how we have the means at hand to extinguish the blaze and reset our wayward course towards a more livable and just planet for all'

-- Simon Springer, author of 'The Anarchist Roots of Geography'

'Few books are as honest, inclusive and based on so much experience of committed social and ecological struggle. The Solutions Are Already Here opens doorways to a world so many young activists want to know and understand, and reminds so many more that now is the time to act'

-- Dr. Alexander Dunlap, Centre for Development & the Environment, University of Oslo

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