November 17-21 in Miami, trade ministers from throughout the Americas will meet in Miami to work on expanding so called "free trade" agreements throughout North and South America. Activists representing labor, farm and environmental groups will also be there to protest the lack of protections in the FREE TRADE AGREEMENT OF THE AMERICAS (FTAA). Our guest, Starhawk, will be taking part in non-violent, peaceful protests against the FTAA. She is the author or coauthor of nine books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, long considered the essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement, and the now-classic ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing. Her works have been translated into German, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Japanese. Her essays are reprinted across the world, and have been included in numerous anthologies.

Starhawk is a veteran of progressive movements and deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism. She travels internationally teaching magic, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. A collection of her recent political writings, with new commentary, was published in late 2002: Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising.

comments powered by Disqus