I’m exited to announce my new book Full Spectrum Resistance, which will be available from Seven Stories Press in April 2019.
This book is the culmination of many years of research, interviews, and on-the-ground experience.
In a time when human rights and our living planet are under attack, only powerful social movements and resistance movements can fight back and ensure a future of social and environmental justice.
In Full Spectrum Resistance, author and organizer Aric McBay leads us through key lessons of movements through history and around the world. From the Suffragists to the Black Panthers, from the Nelson Mandela to Gay Liberation, McBay illuminates the paths and pitfalls and movements must navigate, and the principles that make them succeed.
Full Spectrum Resistance shows in practical terms how movements organize and succeed. Volume 1: Building Movements and Fighting to Win explores how movements approach political struggle, recruit members, and structure themselves to get things done and be safe. Volume 2: Tools and Strategies for Change, lays out how movements develop critical capacities (from intelligence to logistics), and how they plan and carry out successful actions and campaigns.
Full of stirring case studies and practical checklists, this book showcases the hard-won lessons that movements for justice and freedom have learned.
Full Spectrum Resistance is a book to inspire us, to make us more effective, and to help us fight and win struggles for justice and equality.
A must-read book for activists new and old, and for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.
You can preorder the book now at Seven Stories Press or all the usual places.
In the months leading up to the launch I’ll be sharing excerpts and exclusive content by email. Sign up for the Full Spectrum Resistance email list to get sneak previews before the book comes out, and exclusive bonus content once it is on the shelves: