Umair Muhammad

Confronting Injustice

“Written by an activist for activists . . . a powerful call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change.” —Climate & Capitalism
A new generation of activists working for economic and environmental justice, and against war and poverty, confronts critical questions. Why is the world so unjust and crisis-prone? What kind of world should we fight for? How can we win? In this panoramic yet accessible book, Umair Muhammad engages with these and other urgent debates. He argues that individual solutions like “buying green” are dead ends and that hope for the future lies in a radical expansion of democracy and the transformation of the economy from one based on profit to one that can meet human needs.
“A highly recommended read for those who are interested in working together to transform society.” —Chelsey Rhodes, founder of DelusionsofDevelopment.com
“This book will force activists to check their intentions. I wasn’t even halfway done before I wanted to share it with everyone I knew.” —Maryama Ahmed, Toronto-based community organizer
“A wide-ranging and unflinching look at the global nature of the challenges contemporary activists seek to address. Its blend of environmental and anti-imperialist analysis, grounded in direct organizing experience, makes this a powerful and important resource.” —Dru Oja Jay, coauthor of Paved with Good Intentions
“What [Umair] provides is an opening statement in an important discussion that activists must have . . . A must-read book for today’s activists.” —Ian Angus, author of A Redder Shade of Green
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    Must read for anyone concerned about the path we're at, how we got here and how the road can be changed (while it is not too late).


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    Anyone with the slightest concern for women’s rights should be alert to the fact that the global trade in garments has its basis in the poorly paid labor of women from across the Third World. Over the past several decades, firms have relocated garment manufacturing to poor countries in order to benefit from lower wages and lax safety, environmental, and worker protection standards.
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    The American media, King related, “will praise you when you say, ‘Be non-violent toward [segregationists] Bull Connor and Jim Clark in Alabama,’ but will curse and damn you when you say, ‘Be non-violent toward little brown Vietnamese children.’”
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    Real progress was much more likely to be forthcoming if the various connecting pieces were collected together and their common roots were laid bare. This is why, along with struggling for racial equality, King was an opponent of the Vietnam War as well as a staunch advocate for the rights of workers and the destitute. He took a stand against, as he referred to them, “the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.”

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