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ECW Press Spring 2022 Trade

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    Lexile measure: 1310L
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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Feb 15, 2022 On Sale Date: Mar 08, 2022 Carton Quantity: 40 $21.95 CAD
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Still Hopeful
Lessons from a Lifetime of Activism
By (author): Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Mar 08, 2022
$21.95 CAD


7.75in x 5 x 0.55 in | 0.25 lb

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240 pages
ECW Press
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
Biography: historical, political and military|Civics and citizenship|Political activism|Environmental policy and protocols|Conservation of the environment
  • Short Description
From her days in second wave feminist activism to her battle against the precursor to NAFTA to her indefatigable fight for social justice and water rights for all, Maude shares her stories and her expertise to inspire us and show us how we can do it too.

“Canada’s best-known voice of dissent.” — CBC

“It’s time we listened to the Maude Barlows of the world.” — CNN

In this timely book, Barlow counters the prevailing atmosphere of pessimism that surrounds us and offers lessons of hope that she has learned from a lifetime of activism. She has been a linchpin in three major movements in her life: second-wave feminism, the battle against free trade and globalization, and the global fight for water justice. From each of these she draws her lessons of hope, emphasizing that effective activism is not really about the goal, rather it is about building a movement and finding like-minded people to carry the load with you. Barlow knows firsthand how hard fighting for change can be. But she also knows that change does happen and that hope is the essential ingredient.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • “Maude Barlow is one of our planet’s greatest water defenders.” — Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

  • This is a must-read.” — Jane Fonda on Whose Water Is It Anyway?

  • Author of 19 books, Barlow served as the Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the UN General Assembly (2008–2009) and led a campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the U.N. Her book on Canadian water policy, Boiling Point, made the Globe and Mail bestseller list, and her acclaimed Blue trilogy has surpassed 100K sales internationally.

  • Barlow chairs the board of Washington-based Food & Water Watch and Ottawa-based Blue Planet Project. She co-founded the Council of Canadians and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and is a councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

  • Barlow, a revered activist and bestselling author, shares her strategies for keeping hope alive in difficult times. She is a practiced and engaging speaker and available for events.

  • Whose Water is it, Anyway? was published by Verlag Antje Kunstmann in Germany and Éditions Écosociété in Quebec and France.


  • Readers of Maude Barlow’s earlier work and her social platform following (Twitter: 14k followers) and those interested in the world of the Council of Canadians (Twitter: 28.2k followers)

  • Readers of ,Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit and No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein

  • Fans of Jane Fonda and Fire Drill Fridays

  • Activists

  • Anyone with an interest in conversation, including environmental organizations and policy makers

  • Those following hot political issues, such as pipeline expansion and global carbon commitments

  • Readers of Naomi Klein, Seth Klein, David Boyd and David Suzuki

  • Supporters of and donors to Blue Dot and other environmental organizations

  • Women, 20+

Maude Barlow is the bestselling author of 20 books. She sits on the board of Food & Water Watch, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, and is a councillor with the World Future Council. She served as senior water advisor to the UN General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right. She is the recipient of fourteen honorary doctorates, the Right Livelihood Award and is the current chancellor of Brescia University. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

“We live in uncertain times in which the insatiable greed of the most powerful is leading us to unprecedented crises on multiple fronts, such as the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the inexorable bursting of the global financial bubble. While there is certainly no shortage of reasons for pessimism, in this book, Maude Barlow projects that supportive energy and rebellious, proactive intelligence with which she has inspired us throughout her life and which we need today more than ever. Thank you, Maude.” — Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

“In a world that is thirsty for good news, Maude Barlow delivers a delightfully refreshing book. Drawing on decades of experience campaigning relentlessly for clean water, social justice, and a better future, this is her most personal and most powerful book. I laughed, I cried, and I wished that Maude Barlow was Canada’s prime minister.” — Dr. David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment and author of Thirst for Justice

“A refreshing take on the power of people-based movements … A worthy message from an iconic Canadian social justice activist.” — The Council of Canadians

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