Underminers: A Guide to Subverting The Machine

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To undermine something is to weaken its very foundation in order to bring about its eventual collapse.

Underminers is a radical guide to dismantling the industrial machine. The first section of the book deconstructs the Tools of Disconnection—the subtle and seemingly innocuous methods by which we are manipulated into artificial separation from other people and the natural world. These can take many forms, from tangible and intangible rewards for "good" consumer behavior to indoctrination through advertising, media, and compulsory schooling. Once these Tools of Disconnection have been identified, the challenge is to expose their true nature and to provide realistic alternatives to our culture of greed.

Outlining a wide array of unconventional responses, Underminers is a practical, rational, and very human response to the ecological and social catastrophes facing us. By turns shocking, entertaining, inspiring, and empowering, this manual for a subversive revolution shows how ordinary people can become tomorrow's catalysts for change—reconnected to one another and co-creators of a viable future for humanity.

We are the Underminers, and this is our time.

Keith Farnish is a longtime environmental activist and the author of Time's Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis. He has been blogging and writing on environmental and social issues since 2006.


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WE ARE THE UNDERMINERS, AND THIS IS OUR TIME.

[Keith Farnish is] an eco-fascist...advising on ways to destroy western industrialisation through propaganda, guile and outright sabotage. James Delingpole, The Daily Telegraph

...Farnish's book teaches us the bag of tricks by which we can free ourselves and restore our humanity by reconnecting with others. ---Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse and The Five Stages of Collapse

The book you are holding in your hands is nothing less than a radical, do-it-yourself guide to dismantling the industrial machine.

Beginning with an exposition of the seemingly innocuous methods by which we are manipulated into artificial separation from other people and the natural world (the Tools of Disconnection), Underminers goes on to offer a range of strategies to weaken the very foundations of consumer society in order to bring about its eventual demise. By combating the pervasive practice of consumer indoctrination, whether it occurs through advertising, media or compulsory schooling, Keith Farnish exposes the true nature of corporate behavior and provides realistic alternatives to our culture of greed.

By turns shocking, entertaining, inspiring and empowering, this manual for a subversive revolution shows how ordinary people can become tomorrow’s agents of change - reconnected to one another and co-creators of a viable future for humanity.

...a must read for anyone who wants to engage with the world they see before them with integrity and honor, and who want to do whatever they can to save the exquisite beauty that still remains. --- Mark Boyle, author of The Moneyless Manifesto and The Moneyless Man

Here I thought I was a crank, a doomer, a scold, a Cassandra, a downer, a bummer, a fearmonger, just because I want to help rid the world of a culture that is systematically killing off the life of this planet... Turns out I’m an Underminer! Sounds like a noble profession to me. --- T.S. Bennett, writer & director of What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

Keith Farnish is a long-time environmental activist and the author of Time’s Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis. He has been blogging and writing on environmental and social issues since 2006.
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WE ARE THE UNDERMINERS, AND THIS IS OUR TIME.

[Keith Farnish is] an eco-fascist...advising on ways to destroy western industrialisation through propaganda, guile and outright sabotage. James Delingpole, The Daily Telegraph

Farnish's book teaches us the bag of tricks by which we can free ourselves and restore our humanity by reconnecting with others. ---Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse and The Five Stages of Collapse

The book you are holding in your hands is nothing less than a radical, do-it-yourself guide to dismantling the industrial machine.

Beginning with an exposition of the seemingly innocuous methods by which we are manipulated into artificial separation from other people and the natural world (the Tools of Disconnection), Underminers goes on to offer a range of strategies to weaken the very foundations of consumer society in order to bring about its eventual demise. By combating the pervasive practice of consumer indoctrination, whether it occurs through advertising, media or compulsory schooling, Keith Farnish exposes the true nature of corporate behavior and provides realistic alternatives to our culture of greed.

By turns shocking, entertaining, inspiring and empowering, this manual for a subversive revolution shows how ordinary people can become tomorrow’s agents of change - reconnected to one another and co-creators of a viable future for humanity.

a must read for anyone who wants to engage with the world they see before them with integrity and honor, and who want to do whatever they can to save the exquisite beauty that still remains. --- Mark Boyle, author of The Moneyless Manifesto and The Moneyless Man

Here I thought I was a crank, a doomer, a scold, a Cassandra, a downer, a bummer, a fearmonger, just because I want to help rid the world of a culture that is systematically killing off the life of this planet... Turns out I’m an Underminer! Sounds like a noble profession to me. --- T.S. Bennett, writer & director of What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

Keith Farnish is a long-time environmental activist and the author of Time’s Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis. He has been blogging and writing on environmental and social issues since 2006.

About the Author:

Keith Farnish is a long-time activist who has been writing about environmental and social issues since 2006 on sites such as The Earth Blog and The Unsuitablog. He is the author of Time's Up! and has been featured on BBC radio and CBC among others. He has written for the Culture Change, Energy Bulletin and ClubOrlov websites and is an influential voice in radical activism.

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