Video: Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up?

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.

Outside but Along-Side: Stumbling with Social Movements as Academic Activists

Take a look at a new article by me and Radical Imagination Project co-director Max Haiven about the possibilities, pitfalls, and promises of solidarity research with social movements and academic activism. Published in Social Justice Studies, this article is open-access and part of a great double issue about academic activism.


The Radical Imagination on Against the Grain Radio

Full audio of a feature-length interview I did with C.S. Soong of Against the Grain Radio on KPFA. We talked about capitalism, the myth of the middle class, the radical imagination, and building movements against and beyond the status quo. It was a real pleasure to talk with C.S. and to be a part of such an important, grassroots, social justice program.

The Radical Imagination on Talking Radical

While we were at the Peoples’ Social Forum in Ottawa, ON, Max Haiven and I sat down with Scott Neigh to talk about the Radical Imagination Project and solidarity research in the age of austerity for his show Talking Radical. Listen to the full interview here.

Three Excerpts from The Radical Imagination

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Check out these three excepts from Max Haiven’s and my new book The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity:

Lessons from Social Movements: Six Notes on the Radical Imagination

Fomenting the Radical Imagination with Movements

Why Social Movements Need the Radical Imagination

The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity


It’s out! Hot of the presses – The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (Zed Books) by Max Haiven and me. Buy it from Zed (outside of North America), from Fernwood (in Canada), and from Macmillan (in the US).