"From the avalanche of quick and useless guides to ethical living, this stands apart. It packs a political punch,delivered quite gently by people who are busy doing it themselves. Not crackpots but pioneers... they take you on a whirlwind tour of positive, pratical possiblities that are fermenting away right now beneath the bland corroded surface of globaloney. Forget green shoots, this has deep roots. New Internationalist Aug 2007
"Fantastic, good, honest review from the one and only Schnews.Its too long to reproduce in full here but well worth a read and asks some interesting questions. www.schnews.org.uk
"In a world where most books of this kind end with a link to a government website, it's a real breath of fresh air to find one that leaves you wanting a padlock, chain and bus ticket to Ryan Airs HQ
"This is a wonderful book. It starts from a simple and brilliant premise. We know that we are heading towards the destruction of humanity, but we don't know what to do about it…The book
offers a simple suggestion: that we should do it ourselves, take our lives into our own hands… I recommend it with enormous enthusiasm."
Mark Anslow Ecologist Magazine
"Kaleidoscopic, energetic and refreshingly full of practical details. Could become a cult classic."
John Holloway, author of
Change The World Without Taking Power
Writer and Comedian
"Way back at the beginning of everything, during the 1964 Free Speech Movement, Mario Savio said, "There comes a time when the operation of the machine [...] makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part.... And you've got to make it stop." Lots of books document the vileness of that machine, or the sick feeling, but how to make it stop is the real question, to which this book is a very handy and inviting answer. And it's a very thoughtful and sophisticated handy and inviting answer, one that both helps you act and makes you think. Give it to everyone you know who's sick at heart, graduating from secondary school, or both, and don't leave yourself out either."
Rebecca Solnit, author of
Hope in the Dark