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Roots of Terror, The, 2nd Edition


Dan Horowitz de Garcia, Walda Katz-Fishman, Andrew Payne and Jerome Scott


Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide







Project South 9 Gammon Avenue Atlanta, GA 30315





This is the second edition of this workbook. Roots of Terror is the fourth in a series of popular education tool kits developed by Project South. This one is based on a workshop originally created by Dan Horowitz, Stan Mosley, and Andrew Payne of Project South. Project South is a broad-based, community-driven membership organization that develops popular political and economic education and action research for organizing and liberation. They develop indigenous popular educators and movement leaders from grassroots and scholar-activist backgrounds, bringing them together on the basis of equality to engage in building a bottom-up movement for social and economic justice. The first edition was born out of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and the authors felt an utmost importance in getting a workbook out on state repression and violence in a timely fashion. Because the dominant focus was to bring something to the movement quickly, the authors knew that this first edition was incomplete. The hope is not that this book will answer questions, but that it will help organizers think of questions and create a process to get answers. New features in this edition include new tools and a new essay on gender and state terror, as well as an updated timeline. As with Project South's other workbooks, the toolkit begins with an outline overviewing how to start and facilitate the workshop. A glossary of terms used in the toolkit is also to be found at the beginning. Following the glossary there is a short article entitled "Building a Movement in the Midst of a Growing Police State." The workbook subdivided by the following headings: I. Project South and This Toolkit II. An Analysis of the Moment III. Using Popular Education IV. Learning the Lessons from History V. The Workshop VI. Case Studies and Cheat Sheets VII. Case Study Articles VIII. Other Resources The workshop includes a number of handouts, timelines, visuals and interractive activities, and guides facilitators along in the process of organizing and carrying out a workshop. Some of the case studies include: "The South and The Black," "McCarthyism and the Culture of Fear," and "Women Confronting Terror."




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