Max Haiven and I were interviewed by Natalie Kivell for her show RadioActive on WVUM. We talked about the radical imagination, moving beyond reaction to create change, movement-building, and finding hope in dark times. Check out the interview here.
I’m pleased to announce that The Movement of Movements: Struggles for Other Worlds (Part 1) edited by Jai Sen and Peter Waterman is now out in ebook! I was so honoured to be asked to contribute a chapter to this amazing volume that also includes the work of Taiaiake Alfred, Andrea Smith, Xochitl Leyva Solano, David McNally, Guillermo Delgado-P, David Featherstone, Peter Waterman, and many more.
Panel I: Building Radical Community
Chris Dixon: “For the Long Haul: Care, Intention, and Steadiness in Radical Organizing”
El Jones: “Making Revolution Irresistible: Is Art Radical?”
Sherry Pictou: “Indigenous Struggles over Natural Resources and Alliance Building”
Triple Book Launch
Chris Dixon’s Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements
Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish’s The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity
El Jones’ Live from the Afrikan Resistance!
Panel II: Radicalism Beyond Privilege
Alexis Shotwell: “‘Interdependence Means Fight’: Queer Disability Lessons on how to Live in Unbearable Times”
Andrea Smith: “Igniting a Radical Mothering Movement”
Ardath Whynacht: “Against Autonomy: Thoughts on Mad Pride, Youth-led Movements and Activist Neoliberalism”
Lunch & Activist Information Exchange
Panel III: Learning from Struggle
John Munro: “Imagining a World without Empire: Some Lessons from the Twentieth Century”
Isaac Saney: “Lessons from Cuba: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality & Revolution”
My article “Subterranean Currents: Research and the Radical imagination in the Age of Austerity” has just been published in Studies in Social Justice, part of an excellent issue based on a workshop about social movements and social movement research held at the University of Windsor last spring (at the, sadly and predictably, now-defunct Centre for Studies in Social Justice). My article is about our work in The Radical Imagination Project, solidarity research with social movements, and continuities of struggle. Check it out and see the rest of the issue here.
Forthcoming in June 2014 by me and Max Haiven. Check out Zed Books for details and information about orders.
I’m thrilled to announce that Halifax Radical Imagination Project co-director Max Haiven and I have signed a contract with Zed Books to write a book based on the Radical Imagination Project. We’re drafting madly right now with a deadline for a complete manuscript draft this spring…more details to follow about publication following that…