Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States

By: Van Meter, Kevin [Editor]; Hughes, Craig [Editor]; Peace, Stevie [Editor];

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New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 400 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. In the midst of a moment defined by international crises, community devastation, increasing injustice, and ruptures in the fabric of everyday life, winds of resistance continue to emerge and to circulate. Uses of a Whirlwind is more than just a snapshot of current activity, organizing, ideas, and questions circulating among today's radicals. It's an opportunity for organizers, theorists, strategists, and movement elders to share and connect, to speak honestly of the challenges before us, to articulate new demands and possibilities in the ongoing war against state and capital. Team Colors Collective invites voices from today's myriad currents, and in so doing generates common understandings of radical community organizing, movement building, and the impetus and inspiration toward making a revolution possible. essays collected here come from very different places: farms, forests, bookstores, streets and street corners, homes, corporate chains. Their authors organize in very different ways: art and media, mapping and research, theory and discussion, popular education, and road blockades. Yet they are all moved by the same desire: to create new worlds and new ways of being, and demanding nothing less. We are in the middle of a whirlwind of struggle and opportunities for fundamental change abound; it's just a question of how we use them. Contributors: Malav Kanuga|Bluestockings Books & Activism Center, Direct Action to Stop the War, Roadblock Earth First! , Starbucks Workers Union, Marina Karides|United States Social Forum, Student/Farmworker Alliance, City Life/Vida Urbana, Picture the Homeless, Take Back the Land, United Workers, Harmony Goldberg|Domestic Workers United & Right to the City Alliance, Basav Sen, John Peck|Family Farm Defenders, Brian Tokar, Benjamin Shepard, Julie Perini, Dorothy Kidd, Daniel Tucker|AREA Chicago, Maribel Casas-Cortes & Sebastian Cobarrubias, Brian Marks, Michael Hardt & El Kilomobo Intergal?ctico, George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici,.


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From housing struggles to food politics, from poor people's movements to radical art projects, from the Right to the City Alliance to the US Social Forum, Uses of a Whirlwind explores the current composition of social movements in the United States. With equal emphasis placed on movement history and movement building, Whirlwind is a call to action for a new decade of organizing. Contributors include Robin DG Kelley, Grace Lee Boggs, Michael Hardt, Chris Carlsson, Take Back the Land, Domestic Workers United, the Starbucks Workers Union, Brian Tokar, Dorothy Kidd, and Ashanti Alston.

Team Colors is a geographically dispersed militant research collective.

Title: Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States

Author Name: Van Meter, Kevin [Editor]; Hughes, Craig [Editor]; Peace, Stevie [Editor];

Categories: Activism,

Publisher: AK Press: 2010-08-01

ISBN Number: 1849350167

ISBN Number 13: 9781849350167

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: Alibris0016922