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Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United Statesby Craig Hughes
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From housing struggles to food politics, from poor people's movements to radical art projects, from the Right to the City Alliance to the US Social Forum, Uses of a Whirlwind explores the current composition of social movements in the United States. With equal emphasis placed on movement history and movement building, Whirlwind is a call to action for a new decade of organizing. Contributors include Robin DG Kelley, Grace Lee Boggs, Michael Hardt, Chris Carlsson, Take Back the Land, Domestic Workers United, the Starbucks Workers Union, Brian Tokar, Dorothy Kidd, and Ashanti Alston.
Team Colors is a geographically dispersed militant research collective.
A comprehensive overview of contemporary American social movements—from the people who built them.
About the Author
Craig Hughes: Craig Hughes is an anarchist, atheist, activist and independent researcher who currently lives in Washington, DC. Hughes is a member of the Executive Committee of the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network and has been involved in numerous organizing efforts since he became involved in punk and radical politics during the 1990s. He holds masters degrees in History, as well as Social Work and Community Organizing, for which he has to pay back a very large amount of money in loans.
Stevie Peace: Stevie Peace (editor and contributor) is a writer and organizer from Shoreview, Minnesota. Peace was first interviewed by Team Colors through his work at the Common Ground Health Clinic in New Orleans, and now participates as the newest member of the collective. Peace continues his support for Black Liberation in the wake of Gulf Coast recovery through the Anti-Racist Working Group National Solidarity Network; he currently works for Restorative Justice Community Action in Minneapolis. Peaces writings have been published in AZiNe and Borderlands: Tales from Disputed Territories Between Races and Cultures. He is currently planning a compilation narrative project of Asian America's political recomposition and its potential sites of radical struggle.
Kevin Van Meter: Kevin Van Meter is an organizer and researcher originally from Long Island and currently based in Portland, Oregon. Van Meter appears, along with Benjamin Holtzman and Craig Hughes, in the AK Press collection Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigation, Collective Theorization, with an article titled "DIY and the Movement Beyond Capitalism”; and has written for a variety of radical publications and zines. Van Meter is finalizing a Masters Degree in Political Science, focusing on current political theory, everyday resistance and social movements, at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
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