Uses of a Whirlwind Book Part - Wednesday @ the Red & Black
Come out to the Red and Black Cafe on Wednesday August 4th. 7pm for a book release party for the AK Press collection edited by the Team Colors collective titled "Uses of a Whirlwind". Contributor Julie Perini and Kelly Fritsch of the journal Upping the Anti will also be participating!
Of Friends & Whirlwinds: Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States
with the Team Colors Collective, contributor Julie Perini and Kelly Fritsch of Upping the Anti
Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm
Red and Black Café - 400 SE 12th St. @ Oak St. Portland, OR
Explore contemporary radical currents with the Team Colors Collective and celebrate their recently released AK Press title, Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States!
Uses of a Whirlwind, an edited collection of more then thirty contributors, 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.
A short reading and presentation will be followed by a discussion period, and we ask participants to bring stories and reflection of their own organizing to the event.
Copies of Uses of a Whirlwind will be available (during the event, at the Café and at Northstar Infoshop beginning in mid-June), as will the recent Team Colors companion volume titled Wind(s) from below: Radical Community Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible; visit the collections website at: www.whirlwinds.info.
For more information on the bi-yearly published journal Upping the Anti visit: www.uppingtheanti.org; Northstar Infoshop is located at 833 SE Main St. #108 and more information available at: www.northstarinfoshop.org
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About the Book
Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States
Edited by the Team Colors Collective, Published by AK Press
June 2010 | $19.95 | £16 | ISBN: 978-1-84935-016-7
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. The 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.
The volume will be released June 2010 to coincide with the US Social Forum in Detroit.
Contributors include Malav Kanuga | Bluestockings Books & Activism Center, Direct Action to Stop the War, Roadblock Earth First!, Starbucks Workers Union - IWW, 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 Intergalactico, George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh, & Chris Carlsson.
Interviews with Robin D.G. Kelley, Ashanti Omowali Alston, & Grace Lee Boggs. Artwork: Kristine Virsis | Justseeds Artists Cooperative.
Foreword: Journal of Aesthetics & Protest Press.
Preface: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Andrej Grubacic.
About the Collective
Team Colors Collective (Conor Cash, Craig Hughes, Stevie Peace, Kevin Van Meter, and friends) is a collective engaged in militant research to provide strategic analysis for the intervention into everyday life. Our purpose is to explore questions of everyday resistance, mutual aid, the imposition of work, social reproduction, class composition, community participation, movement building, and the commons by creating engaging workshops and producing provocative written documents and articles. Currently, Team Colors operates in the United States with members based in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest. Our approach has developed out of our involvement in community organizing projects, community dialogs, and resistance activities for more than a decade.
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