I was honoured to be invited to be a panelist at this event held at the University of King’s College on November 17, 2017. In a moment of rising fascism, aggrieved masculinity, and rabid white supremacy, critical and nuanced discussions about what’s really at stake in the “free speech” debates and the new “culture wars” are all the more urgent. For those interested, here’s the text of my presentation.
Video in three parts from Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up?: Panel Discussion and Launch Event at Mount Saint Vincent University on October 11, 2017 featuring Michael Truscello, Catherine Martin, Jackie Barkley, Lynn Jones, El Jones, Ardath Whynacht, and Brad Fougere. Special thanks to Mark Cunningham for recording and posting the video.
It’s out! Max Haiven and I are pleased to announce the publication of What Moves Us: The Lives and Times of the Radical Imagination, a collected volume of powerful articles and interviews focusing on radical social change and the radical imagination in dark times. This volume is a co-publication between the Radical Imagination Project, Upping the Anti, and Fernwood Publishing. You can buy your copy from Fernwood here.
My interview with Steve Murphy on CTV News Atlantic about the rise of white nationalism and white terror on both sides of the border.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword: Organising in the 21st Century by Affiong Limene Affiong
Introduction: Why Don’t The Poor Rise Up? by Michael Truscello and Ajamu Nangwaya
1. Idle No More: Grounding the Corrientes of Hemispheric Resistencia by Praba Pilar and Alex Wilson
2. An American Exception: The Counter-Insurrectionary Function of the Color Line by Ben Brucato
3. Until We Win: Black Labor and Liberation in the Disposable Era by Kali Akuno
4. Some Thoughts on White Supremacy and Jesus as Bread and Circuses by Thandisizwe Chimurenga
5. Organizing With Solidarity in Mind: Notes on Social Movement Unionism and Critical Equity Work by Ellie Adekur Carlson
6. Trump, The Alt.Right, and the New State of Exception by Jordy Cummings
7. Not Co-optation nor Charity: Anti-Poverty Organizing in Canada and the US by Lesley Wood
8. Cultivating the Radical Imagination in the North of the Americas by Alex Khasnabish
9. On The Spiritual Exploitation of the Poor by Nathan Jun
10. Society Without Sociability: Late Notes About Margaret Thatcher and Jean Baudrillard by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi
11. Engendering Revolt in the Anglophone Caribbean: Organizing the Oppressed for Self-emancipation by Ajamu Nangwaya
12. “They’ve Turned The Guns on the People!” Towards Healing: Confronting the Impacts of the Grenadian Revolution by Kimalee Phillip
13. Resource-full Organized Communities Undermine Systems of Domination: How the Poor Rise Up in San Cristobal de las Casas by Erin Araujo
14. In Defense of the Territory of Life: A Look Into the Territory of the Community Police in Guerrero, Mexico by David Gomez Vazquez (Trans. Enrique Avila Lopez)
15. On Fire and the ‘Multiplications’ of the Poor in Mathare, Nairobi by Wangui Kimari
16. Critical Consciousness as an Act of Culture: An Illustration from Sudan by Gussai H. Sheikheldin
17. Powers of the Uncivil: Notes from South Africa by Anna Selmeczi and Aragorn Eloff
Get your copy at https://www.akpress.org/why-don-t-the-poor-rise-up.html
On April 21 and 22, 2016 the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, Italy hosted the 4th seminar in the Social Movements & Media Technologies series organized by the Centre for Global Media and Democracy (CGMD) at Goldsmiths University of London and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS), Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence. I had the great privilege of being an invited participant for this engaging seminar organized around the theme “The Missing Actor: The Meaning of Political Cultures for Media/Movements Interactions” – check out the list of presenters and abstracts as well as the past and future work of the series.