Build Resistance, Not Walls: A Reader for a World Without Walls
By the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
This year, November 9 marked thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Western proclamations of the superiority of its free market model and the end of all walls. This reader includes a deeply inspiring collection of visions, practices, information, and experiences of the movements and activists that are struggling against the border walls of our times — more than 70 worldwide as of last count.
The collection includes my August 2019 story “The U.S. Border Patrol and An Israeli Military Contractor are Putting a Native American Reservation Under Persistent Surveillance.” Click here to check it out.
Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement
Edited by Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon
It is prophecy. A Black Snake will spread itself across the land, bringing destruction while uniting Indigenous nations. The Dakota Access Pipeline is the Black Snake, crossing the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The oil pipeline united communities along its path—from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois—and galvanized a twenty-first-century Indigenous resistance movement marching under the banner Mni Wiconi—Water Is Life! Standing Rock youth issued a call, and millions around the world and thousands of Water Protectors from more than three hundred Native nations answered. Amid the movement to protect the land and the water that millions depend on for life, the Oceti Sakowin (the Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota people) reunited. A nation was reborn with renewed power to protect the environment and support Indigenous grassroots education and organizing.
This book assembles the multitude of voices of writers, thinkers, artists, and activists from that movement. It includes an article I co-authored for The Intercept in May 2017. Click here to check it out.
Beyond Arms Control: Challenges and Choices for Nuclear Disarmament
by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Abolishing nuclear weapons without affecting change in the systems that sustain, promote, and in fact require the existence of nuclear weapons to survive is impossible. The military utility of nuclear weapons may be diminishing in the current world order, but nuclear weapons and nuclear power are still useful to the economic and political elite of many countries and will thus be pursued by others seeking the same elite status. The first step on this road is distinguishing the rhetoric from the reality and creating a new discourse for nuclear disarmament that promotes true human security. This book remains astonishingly relevant a decade later.
Rhetoric vs. Reality: The Political Economy of Nuclear Weapons and Their Elimination is the first chapter in the book, co-authored by
Jacqueline Cabasso, Darwin BondGraham, me, Nicholas Ian Robinson, and Ray Acheson.