Turbulence e-Newsletter 12
1. Danish, Dutch and German Translations of ‘Life in Limbo?’
2. Forthcoming Translations of ‘Life in Limbo?’ and a Request for Places to Publish
3. ‘Life in Limbo?’ Discussed in Sweden’s Largest Circulation Newspaper
4. Slovenian Translation of John Holloway’s ‘1968 and Doors to New Worlds’ from Issue 4
5. Audio File of Turbulence Panel at London Historical Materialism Conference
6. Update on Tadzio Mueller and Other Copenhagen Climate (Ex-)Prisoners
7. Turbulence Editors Rodrigo Nunes, and Ben Trott and Tadzio Mueller on Ten Years After Seattle
8. Request for Donations
1. DANISH, DUTCH AND GERMAN TRANSLATIONS OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’
Danish, Dutch and German translations of the Turbulence editorial article, ‘Life in Limbo?’, published in the latest edition are now available online: http://turbulence.org.uk/translations/
The Dutch translation was carried out by Globalinfo.nl, who have published the article on their website: http://www.globalinfo.nl/Achtergrond/leven-in-een-staat-van-onzekerheid.html
The Danish translation was published at Modkraft.dk ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen last November. We would like to thank David Balleby Rønbach for his translation work. The article can be found here: http://www.modkraft.dk/spip.php?article12043
Recently, the German language newspaper analyse & kritik published an abridged translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’ (translated by Angelica Seyfrid). The version published is available online here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/life-in-limbo/limbo-de-full/limbo-de-short/ and the full German translation here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/life-in-limbo/limbo-de-full/
Turbulence 5 was also carried as a supplement to Issue 545 of analyse & kritik.
2. FORTHCOMING TRANSLATION OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’ AND A REQUEST FOR PLACES TO PUBLISH
At the moment, Arabic, Italian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese translations of ‘Life in Limbo?’ (see: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/life-in-limbo/) are either underway or ready to be published.
We will publish translations on our website, of course. But we are also looking for magazines, newspapers, journals or websites in these languages to carry and help circulate the translations. Please get in touch if you have any ideas about possible suitable outlets. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are able to help either translating the articles, or others contained in the Issue, or else with proof reading translations we receive, please get in touch at the usual address.
3. ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’ DISCUSSED IN SWEDEN’S LARGEST CIRCULATION NEWSPAPER
A recent article in the culture pages of Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s biggest daily newspaper, began by discussing the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar, before segueing into a summary of the Turbulence 5 editorial, ‘Life in Limbo?
The original, Swedish article is online here: http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/kronikor/sverker-lenas-varldens-just-nu-mest-sedda-film-formedlar-misstro-till-systemet-vad-sager-det-1.1025095
A translation is available on our website here: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/01/dagens-nyheter/
4. SLOVENIAN TRANSLATION OF JOHN HOLLOWAY’S ‘1968 AND DOORS TO NEW WORLDS’ FROM ISSUE 4
A Slovenian translation of John Holloway’s article, ‘1968 and Doors to New Worlds’, published in Issue 4 of Turbulence, is now available via our website here: http://turbulence.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/1968-in-vrata-do-novih-svetov-lektorirano.pdf
We would like to thank Samo Bohak for the translation.
The original, English version of the article is online here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-4/1968-and-doors-to-new-worlds/
Spanish (http://www.herramienta.com.ar/revista-herramienta-n-38/mayo-1968-y-la-crisis-del-trabajo-abstracto) and French (http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-4/1968-and-doors-to-new-worlds/1968-et-les-portes-ouvertes-sur-de-nouveaux-mondes/) translations are also available
5. AUDIO FILE OF TURBULENCE PANEL AT LONDON HISTORICAL MATERIALISM CONFERENCE
The latest issue of Turbulence (number 5) was officially launched at the 2009 Historical Materialism Conference at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS) in London in November. We did so with a panel chaired by Matteo Mandarini, with John Holloway as a discussant (thanks to both for their participation!). Turbulence editors participating were: David Harvie, Keir Milburn, Tadzio Mueller and Ben Trott.
An MP3 of the presentation of the new issue, John Holloway’s response, and the discussion which followed has been made available here: http://www.opiperusasiat.fi/oppimateriaalit/upload/S12_Turbulence.mp3
In May 2010, a Historical Materialism conference will be held in Toronto, Canada. More information here: http://www.hm2010nyc.org/2009/11/historical-materialism-toronto/
6. UPDATE ON TADZIO MUELLER AND OTHER COPENHAGEN CLIMATE (EX-)PRISONERS
As many of you will know, during the protests around the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December, Turbulence editor and Climate Justice Action network spokesperson, Tadzio Mueller, was arrested and imprisoned for several days.
Together with a number of others, we launched a campaign for his release – along with the other climate prisoners being held at the time, and a demand for the reinstatement of conference accreditation withdrawn from a number of NGOs – which many of you supported. Almost 6,000 people signed a petition (see: http://www.petitiononline.com/Tadzio/petition.html) making these demands known, and delegations visited Danish embassies in Berlin, London and San Francisco. In Berlin, a demonstration was held, ending in front of the Embassy, despite temperatures well below minus 10 degrees.
On Saturday 19 December, Tadzio was finally released from jail, although a number of others were held for almost a month. Many are currently awaiting trial for supposedly attacking police officers (though in all cases that we are aware of, these accusations are not backed up by anything more than a statement by the officer in question), 3 others have already been convicted. A few, Tadzio among them, are facing charges of conspiracy to commit and incite people to violence against the police, property destruction, and trespassing, but there has up to now been no news as to when, or if, they will have to appear in court. At this point, none of those arrested during the Summit remain in jail.
Two websites with information on what’s going on are:
7. TURBULENCE EDITORS RODRIGO NUNES, AND BEN TROTT AND TADZIO MUELLER ON THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT 10 YEARS AFTER SEATTLE
In the latest issue of Turbulence, you may have noticed a series of ‘t-10’ articles, where a number of people from across the global movement tell us what they were WRONG about ten years ago, as thousands took to the streets against the Third Ministerial of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle.
You can find the collection of short articles online here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/t-10/, along with Rodrigo Nunes’ ‘Outro’ to the series here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/ten-years-ago/
As a partial continuation of this discussion, and the process of reflection on the state of the global movement ten years on, Turbulence editors Rodrigo Nunes, and Ben Trott and Tadzio Mueller have written the following articles:
Rodrigo Nunes wrote a comment piece for the journal Radical Philosophy, which can be found here: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/default.asp?channel_id=2187&editorial_id=28817
Tadzio Mueller and Ben Trott wrote an article, as part of a debate in the second issue of the excellent new German language journal LuXemburg: Gesellschaftsanalyse und linke Praxis. The German version of the article is online here: http://www.zeitschrift-luxemburg.de/?p=416 and the English here: http://www.zeitschrift-luxemburg.de/?p=412
Further contributions to the debate, from Bifo, Patrick Bond, Ulrich Brand, Nicola Bullard, Iain Greer, and Thomas Seibert are available in English and German here: http://www.zeitschrift-luxemburg.de/
8. URGENT REQUEST FOR DONATIONS
Printing and distributing tens of thousands of free copies of Turbulence 5 has cost us many thousands of pounds/dollars/euros so far! At the moment, we have requests from groups and individuals all over the world that would like copies, but are unable to cover the costs of postage themselves. We have reached the uppermost limits of our own budget and will need to rely on donations from others if we are going to be able to fulfil these orders.
If you’ve ever read a copy of Turbulence and liked what you saw, perhaps you would consider making a donation – no matter how small – so that we can get copies of the magazine out as far and wide as possible.
Donations can be made via a PayPal button on our website: http://turbulence.org.uk/donate/
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(10 February, 2010)
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