Chapter 6: Mediating an Earth Democracy

Adidas ad discussed in the book

“Three scenarios for the future of technology and strong democracy” by Benjamin Barber can be found in A Passion for Democracy.

Biomimicry was popularized by Janine Benyus in her book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Eco Media alternatives: Story of Stuff, Climate Reality Project, 350.org, Connect the Dots, evolver.net, WiserEarth.org, Democracy Now!, KUNM, KSFR

Kevin DeLuca‘s discussion can be read in Image Politics: The New Rhetoric of Environmental Activism.

Occupy Media: I have posted above an amazing video I wish I had seen before writing this book. I think it summarizes the key points I wanted to make. Also worth checking out is the magazine, Tidal, which hashes out key themes, theory and strategy within the Occupy movement.


Outta Your Backpack Media is an indigenous media justice group in Flagstaff, AZ.

Revolution 2.0 (see above video Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere below)

Slow food: I suggest starting with the Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed. I would also watch Food Inc..

Uptakers: The best place to start is with Ustream. You can check out Tim Pool’s channel, Timcast, here.

Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere: Though I don’t agree 100% with Paul Mason‘s book, I think it should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the emerging global movements. There’s also the book (available as a free download), Occupy Everything! Reflections on Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, which offers more in-depth theory and critique from a variety of activists and authors.

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