Crises, social movements and revolutionary transformations

Interface: a journal for and about social movements

The third issue of Interface, a peer-reviewed e-journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now available at www.interfacejournal.net on the special theme of ‘Crisis, Social Movements and Revolutionary Transformations’.
 
Interface is open-access, global and programmatically multilingual. Our overall aim is to "learn from each other's struggles": to develop a dialogue between researchers and practitioners, but also between different social movements, intellectual traditions and national contexts.
 
This issue of Interface includes 28 pieces. There are a number of writings on the theme and other peer-reviewed articles:
·        John Charlton, "Another world was possible"? Anti-capitalism in the year 2000
·        Colin Barker, Crises and turning points in revolutionary development:
emotion, organization and strategy in Solidarnosc, 1980
·        Kirk Helliker, The state of emancipation: with, within, without?
·        Samuel R Friedman, Sociopolitical and philosophical questions of organization in making a human society
·        Jean Bridgeman, A matter of trust: the politics of working-class self-education
·        Alfredo Duarte Corte, Pensar las luchas autónomas como potencia, pensar la autonomía como categoria abierta (Autonomous struggles as power; autonomy as an open category)
·        Peter Waterman, Labour at the 2009 Belém World Social Forum: between an ambiguous past and an uncertain future
 
A special section dialogue is devoted to David Harvey’s essay Organizing for the anti-capitalist transition, with responses from six writers: Willie Baptist, AK Thompson, Benjamin Shepard, Laurence Cox, Anna Selmeczi, Marcelo Lopez de Souza
 
Action notes and event analysis from:
·        Anne Elizabeth Moore on The outdoor games of the 2009 Winter Unlympiad at Washington Park
·        Maria Kyriakidou on "Another world is possible as long as it is feminist too":
dissenting acts and discourses by Greek leftist feminists
·        Beth Gonzalez and Walda Katz-Fishman on New openings for movement and consciousness in the US.
 
Key documents: Producción colectiva, En boca de todos: apuntes para divulgar historia (Everyone's talking about it: notes on disseminating history)
 
This issue’s reviews includes the following titles:
·        The will of the many: how the alterglobalisation movement is changing the face of democracy
·        Chains of Babylon: the rise of Asian America
·        Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: right-wing movements and national politics
·        Zones of proletarian development
·        Black flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism
·        Contesting patriotism: culture, power and strategy in the peace movement
·        Networking futures: the movements against corporate globalization
 
A call for papers for issue five (Vol 3/Issue 1) of Interface is now open, on the theme of ‘Repression and Social Movements (deadline November 1 2010). We can review and publish articles in Afrikaans, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu. Full details at http://interface-articles.googlegroups.com/web/3%20-%20CFP%205.pdf .
 
Issue 4 on ‘Voices of dissent: activists' engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media is due to be released in November 2010.
 
Interface is keen to find IT collaborators who can help us make our site more useful and accessible to movement activists, and translators to support our multilingual project; for more details see: http://www.interfacejournal.net/2009/01/looking-for-it-activist-allies.html .
 
We are also looking for activists or academics interested in helping out, particularly with our African, Arab world, South Asian, Spanish-speaking Latin American, East and Central European, and Oceania / SE Asian groups. For details please see: http://www.interfacejournal.net/2008/03/editorial-contacts.html.

  


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