Bindlestiff Books will sponsor a presentation on Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein’s new collection, Until the Rulers Obey: Voices From Latin American Social Movements (PM Press, 2014), Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 pm at A Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave.
This important new book includes interviews with more than 70 organizers, activists and scholars from 15 countries, Mexico to Argentina. They’ve mobilized on a broad range of issues, fighting against mines and agribusiness and for housing and land; for rights as women, workers, LGBT and indigenous people; for the survival of their communities and our planet. Their organizing runs the gamut of nonviolent social change strategies, from land occupation to electoral participation to creating alternative communities.
“This is the book we’ve been waiting for. Anyone interested in the explosion of social movements in Latin America—and the complex interplay between those forces and the ‘Pink Tide’ governments—should inhale this book immediately.” — Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein