Revolutionary Threads (eBook)
Rastafari, Social Justice, And Cooperative Economics
de Bobby Sullivan
Sobre o livro
"This is a wildly provocative and worthwhile read, and I'm delighted that the late revolutionary Marilyn Buck emerges in these pages as the courageous and committed fighter that she was--in the radical abolitionist tradition of John Brown. Live like her!"
--Bill Ayers, author ofDemand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto
"This is a fascinating book that covers centuries and continents of connections between black liberation and cooperatives. Bobby Sullivan provides a refreshing perspective on both dynamic movements."
--Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, author ofCollective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice
Revolutionary Threads offers an American Rasta's retelling of episodes in American history with an anticolonial thrust, accented by Bobby Sullivan's own personal experiences. The book ties together various subjects while returning each time to the culture of Rastafari, social justice movements, and cooperative economics. From how we perceive history in general, America's precolonial past, and global capitalism's early development and the resistance to it, to political prisoners and a celebration of religious tolerance, the book approaches North America with an African-centrical perspective. Sullivan aims to dispel the oversimplification of our perceptions of Rastafari, as well as other cultures, in the age of the Internet, where the loudest voices are often the most extreme and divisive.
Revolutionary Threads ends with two chapters focused on Nigeria and Somalia as examples of the possibilities of our ancient future. All in all, the book hopes to serve as a unifying agent for our all-too-connected global village, and for the resistance to the ensuing consolidation of global capital and all its excesses.