Black chains with a black fist rising up out of them.

Why Don't the Poor Rise Up?: Organizing the Twenty-first Century Resistance

by Ajamu Nangwaya Editor and Michael Truscello Editor

The question posed by the title is most often asked by people who have no idea what it's like to be poor and who fundamentally misunderstand the growing wealth gap behind increasing systemic poverty worldwide. Collected here are sharp essays by organizers, scholars, anarchists, and activists from around the world, identifying the social, economic, ecological, and other structural barriers to mass mobilization of the underclasses today.