[bksvol-discuss] Submitted/nonfiction

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:45:37 -0400

Hi all, 

I've just submitted for proofing "Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable
Woman Breaks the Laws for Mother Earth" by Diane Wilson.

It's been read through, errors corrected, headers stripped, page
numbers/section titles present, body text/section headings formatted. 247

Diane Wilson is an activist, shrimper, and all around hell-raiser whose
first book,An Unreasonable Woman, told of her battle to save her bay in
Seadrift, Texas.  Back then, she was an accidental activist who worked with
whistleblowers, organized protests, and eventually sunk her own boat to stop
the plastic-manufacturing giant Formosa from releasing dangerous chemicals
into water she shrimped in, grew up on, and loved. But, it turns out, the
fight against Formosa was just the beginning.  InDiary of an Eco-Outlaw,
Diane writes about what happened as she began to fight injustice not just in
Seadrift, but around the world-taking on Union Carbide for its failure to
compensate those injured in the Bhopal disaster, cofounding the women's
antiwar group Code Pink to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
attempting a citizens arrest of Dick Cheney, famously covering herself with
fake oil and demanding the arrest of then BP CEO Tony Hayward as he
testified before Congress, and otherwise becoming a world-class activist
against corporate injustice, war, and environmental crimes. As George
Bernard Shaw once said, "all progress depends on unreasonable women. " And
in theDiary of an Eco-Outlaw, the eminently unreasonable Wilson delivers a
no-holds-barred account of how she-a fourth-generation shrimper, former boat
captain, and mother of five-took a turn at midlife, unable to stand by
quietly as she witnessed abuses of people and the environment.  Since then,
she has launched legislative campaigns, demonstrations, and hunger
strikes-and generally gotten herself in all manner of trouble. All worth it,
says Wilson.  Jailed more than 50 times for civil disobedience, Wilson has
stood up for environmental justice, and peace, around the world-a fact that
has earned her many kudos from environmentalists and peace activists alike,
and that has forced progress where progress was hard to come by.


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