How To Blow Up A Pipeline

How to Blow Up a Pipeline
Publisher Verso
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781839760259
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Property will cost us the earth The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now. Yet despite decades of appeals, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and peaceful demonstrations, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and a rising temperature. With the stakes so high, why haven't we moved beyond peaceful protest? In this lyrical manifesto, noted climate scholar (and saboteur of SUV tires and coal mines) Andreas Malm makes an impassioned call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics in the face of ecological collapse. We need, he argues, to force fossil fuel extraction to stop--with our actions, with our bodies, and by defusing and destroying its tools. We need, in short, to start blowing up some oil pipelines. Offering a counter-history of how mass popular change has occurred, from the democratic revolutions overthrowing dictators to the movement against apartheid and for women's suffrage, Malm argues that the strategic acceptance of property destruction and violence has been the only route for revolutionary change. In a braided narrative that moves from the forests of Germany and the streets of London to the deserts of Iraq, Malm offers us an incisive discussion of the politics and ethics of pacifism and violence, democracy and social change, strategy and tactics, and a movement compelled by both the heart and the mind. Here is how we fight in a world on fire.

How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  • Author : Andreas Malm
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2021

Property will cost us the earth The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now. Yet despite decades of appeals, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and peaceful demonstrations, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and a rising

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How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  • Author : Andreas Malm
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05

Property will cost us the earth The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now. Yet despite decades of appeals, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and peaceful demonstrations, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and a rising

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Corona  Climate  Chronic Emergency
  • Author : Andreas Malm
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22

What does the COVID 19 tell us about the climate breakdown, and what should we do about it? The economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented. Governments have spoken of being at war and find themselves forced to seek new powers in order to maintain social order

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The Progress of This Storm
  • Author : Andreas Malm
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13

An attack on the idea that nature and society are impossible to distinguish from each other In a world careening towards climate chaos, nature is dead. It can no longer be separated from society. Everything is a blur of hybrids, where humans possess no exceptional agency to set them apart

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At the Abyss
  • Author : Thomas Reed
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

“The Cold War . . . was a fight to the death,” notes Thomas C. Reed, “fought with bayonets, napalm, and high-tech weaponry of every sort—save one. It was not fought with nuclear weapons.” With global powers now engaged in cataclysmic encounters, there is no more important time for this essential, epic

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When Harry Became Sally
  • Author : Ryan T. Anderson
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20

Can a boy be “trapped” in a girl’s body? Can modern medicine “reassign” sex? Is our sex “assigned” to us in the first place? What is the most loving response to a person experiencing a conflicted sense of gender? What should our law say on matters of “gender identity”?

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Fanatical Prospecting
  • Author : Jeb Blount
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29

Ditch the failed sales tactics, fill your pipeline, and crush your number Fanatical Prospecting gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development—prospecting. The brutal fact is the number one

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Fossil Capital
  • Author : Andreas Malm
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23

How capitalism first promoted fossil fuels with the rise of steam power The more we know about the catastrophic implications of climate change, the more fossil fuels we burn. How did we end up in this mess? In this masterful new history, Andreas Malm claims it all began in Britain

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Final Finesse
  • Author : Karna Small Bodman
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-12

Samantha Reid, the White House Deputy Director for Homeland Security, deals with national security threats on a daily basis. When a natural-gas pipeline explodes in America's heartland, she senses pending disaster and tries to convince reluctant officials to take action. After several more explosions, Samantha teams up with Tripp Adams,

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Has It Come to This
  • Author : J.P. Sapinski,Holly Jean Buck,Andreas Malm
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-13

Geoengineering is the deliberate and large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system in an attempt to mitigate the adverse effects of global warming. Now that climate emergency is upon us, claims that geoengineering is inevitable are rapidly proliferating. How did we get into this situation where the most extreme path

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Breaking Things at Work
  • Author : Gavin Mueller
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09

An exhilarating challenge to the way we think about work, technology, progress, and what we want from the future In the 19th century, English textile workers responded to the introduction of new tecnologies on the factory floor by smashing them to bits. For years 'the Luddites' roamed the English countryside,

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How to Prepare for Climate Change
  • Author : David Pogue
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26

A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers

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Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage
  • Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group III.
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-12-19

IPCC Report on sources, capture, transport, and storage of CO2, for researchers, policy-makers and engineers.

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Planet on Fire
  • Author : Mathew Lawrence,Laurie Laybourn-Langton
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20

A radical manifesto for how to deal with environmental breakdown In the age of environmental breakdown, breakdown, the political status quo has no answer to the devastating and inequitably distributed consequences of the climate emergency. We urgently need an alternative to bring about the rapid transformation of our social and

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Radical Remedies
  • Author : Brittany Ducham
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20

A modern, approachable holistic health guide that focuses on physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Radical Remedies urges readers to take an active concern for their overall health and well-being by reconnecting with nature and honoring their own emotional history and experience. Focusing on twenty-five of the most nourishing herbs, this

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