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.
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.
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.
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.
In September 2014 I was invited down to Boston, MA by the good folks at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts to talk about the radical imagination, engaged research, and resistance in time of austerity. Listen to the audio recording of “Social Resistance in Times of Austerity,” a panel discussion featuring me and Kostis Kornetis and recorded at Boston University by WBUR.
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”
Check out these three excepts from Max Haiven’s and my new book The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity: