"This book is joyfully jammed with the wisdom, experience, tools, and motivation to overcome the ravages of the corporate state. On page after page, the theme is about building democratic initiatives and institutions for the common good—and the good life of justice, peace, and freedom. So gripping and personal is Welcome to the Revolution, you can scarcely put this book down without putting yourself down. Read, digest, reflect, and join with others for a functioning democracy.”

—Ralph Nader, consumer advocate and author of Unstoppable: The Emerging Left/Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State and Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than You Think

“Welcome to the Revolution could not have come at a better moment. With the election of Donald Trump, millions of Americans suddenly found themselves attending women’s rallies, supporting sanctuary cities, protesting Islamophobia, confronting their elected officials—even doing civil disobedience or running for local office. But activists, and the movements they are part of, need strategy, they need direction, they need to know not just what they are resisting but what transformations they aim for. Charles Derber’s brilliant and inspiring new book provides the glue that will help us craft a revolutionary movement that can resist, transform, and prevail. Read it!”

—Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and of Global Exchange, and author of Kingdom of the Unjust and Drone Warfare

“Charlie Derber’s new book calls us all both to work harder on our particular issues and to get out of our silos to make common cause with others to change the system as a whole. This is the right message for the Trump era, and it is presented in powerful, moral, and practical terms. A must read for anyone serious about building a meaningful and positive future!”

—Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Next System Project and author of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution

“Derber has written the theoretical and practical manifesto for this historical moment, reminding us of the tremendous possibilities at hand. Welcome to the Revolution explains how extractive capitalism has led to expanding systemic social, economic, and ecological system disruptions. Yet these same forces have seeded ‘universalizing resistance’ movements that, if they succeed, will push us back from the brink and toward a next system that is more democratic, equal, and peaceful and lives in harmony with the earth’s ecological limits. To find out how you can ‘universalize’ and make a difference, read this book.”

—Chuck Collins, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of Born on Third Base

"Activists the world over are connecting the dots: our struggles are linked, our liberation is collective, and our best hope is each other. Welcome to the Revolution shows us why ‘universalizing resistance’ is so important and so necessary, and offers a clear and compelling road map for how to do it. Essential and inspiring reading for these dark times."

—Dave Oswald Mitchell, co-editor of Beautiful Trouble and of Beautiful Rising

“Welcome to the Revolution is critically important and a timely call to action—a compelling book about universalizing resistance. Through persuasion and example, Derber demonstrates how single-issue or siloed activists can forge alliances both locally and transnationally towards transforming militarized capitalism. Personal stories from a broad range of activists and lucid political analysis welcome readers to the revolution, demonstrating that many have begun to live the alternative world we want to see. This is a must read for seasoned activists as well as newcomers to organizing for transformative change.

—M. Brinton Lykes, co-director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Boston College, and winner of the American Psychological Association's International Humanitarian Award

“Thought-provoking and necessary, Charles Derber’s Welcome to the Revolution is a timely assessment of how capitalism and partisan movements have led to our current political environment. Covering a range of movements and policies, Welcome to the Revolution provides a rich and deeply fascinating take on the rise of Trump and the failures of the Right and Left along the way. A must read.”

—Marcus Hunter, Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, UCLA, and author of Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

“This book by preeminent scholar Charles Derber helps us to understand the deep significance of this historical moment and that we only have one choice—to confidently and assuredly join the growing protest as we articulate alternatives that are just and fair. Teachers of various course topics who want their students to understand how we arrived at this scary moment—and what they can actually do to help save democracy—will want this wise and learned ‘guide book’ for their students. All citizens awakening to the frightening politics of the Trump era will find here an inspiring account about what they're facing and what to do.”

—Judith Blau, author of Human Rights: A Primer and founder of Sociologists without Borders

“How can people and communities forge unity and solidarity within a ‘sociopathic’ global capitalist system built on division, exploitation, and conquest? Drawing from a wealth of scholarly and activist sources, Charles Derber provides a clear and accessible analysis of the systemic forces that have produced today’s multiple crises and that reinforce ‘silo activism.’ This systemic perspective informs the roadmap he offers, which builds upon the collective wisdom of past struggles for social justice, to guide movements for ‘progressive universalism.’ This book will be invaluable to everyone—including both newly engaged and experienced activists and teachers—hoping to help realize the necessary and ‘Greatest Transformation of all time.’”

—Jackie Smith, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and author of Social Movements for Global Democracy

The unexpected electoral victories of Brexit and Trump have temporarily overshadowed a wave of mobilization by progressive grass-roots movements, which has been growing and spreading since the turn of the Millennium all over the globe. This thought provoking book reminds us however that, even if fragile and repressed by powerful elites, a convergence of struggles can be triggered by the very threats that these perilous times bring about for democracy and social justice. The challenge, in the US as elsewhere, is in universalizing the resistance through convergence, a not easy, but definitively needed shift.”

—Donatella della Porta, Director of Centre of Social Movements Studies Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy