An Action a Day: Keeps Global Capitalism Away

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Between The Lines, 2004 - Education - 131 pages

"An Action A Day Keeps Global Capitalism Away," according to Mike Hudema, describing his action guide for the 21st century. This lively, challenging, and decidedly fun book is designed for activists and concerned citizens who want to change the world. Hudema introduces readers to a variety of issues, including social action, organizing, theatrical action, civil disobedience, and using the media.The book contains fifty-two tried and tested actions, one for every week. Each action includes a rationale-what you need to pull it off, and examples of where it could be used. From Radical Cheerleading, to Fishing in the Sewers, and Gas Mask Car Shopping, there's something for everybody.


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Introduction by Mike Hudema and Shannon Phillips
Things to Think about and Discuss before Taking Action
Radical Cheerleading 5
Radiohead 9
SidewalkChalking 12
Soapboxing 13
What Will You Work For? 16
PuppetMaking 63
Bring Your Own Security 66
Earboy 69
Media Hoax 70
Candlelight Vigil 74
PlantInGuerrilla Gardening 75
War of the Corporations Radio Play
Wrestling Match 80

The Buddha Walk 18
Critical Mass 21
Reclaim the Streets 24
Information Booth 27
Voicing Homelessness 29
Fishing in the Sewers 30
Gas Mask CarShopping 32
Radioactive GarbagePicking 34
Corporate Aid Concert 35
Giant Cheques 37
Watching TV? 39
Alarm Clock WakeUp 41
Time for a Funeral 43
DieIn or SleepIn 46
Billboard Liberation 48
Stop Sign Reclamation 50
Out of Order 52
TentIn 53
TShirtMaking Ask Me about East Timor 55
PieSlinging 60
The Power of Song 82
Mural Painting by Number 85
Garden Car 87
Singing Trees 89
Corporate Whore 91
Lobbying 93
LetterWriting Petitions and Writing Ladders 96
Create a Zine 98
Boxes of Apathy 102
Free Stores 104
Corporate Crime Fighters 106
Boycotts 108
Edible Ballots 111
Mock Awards 116
Occupations 119
Blockades 123
Ten Commandments for Changing the World by Angela Bischoff and Tooker Gomberg 126
Additional Resources 129

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About the author (2004)

Mike Hudema is an activist, an actor, and a member of the Edible Ballot Society. He currently lives in San Francisco.

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