Turbulence e-Newsletter 16
1. Reviews of Our ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’ Book
2. Spanish Translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’ Published by Herrmienta
3. Italian Translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’ Published Online
4. Portuguese Translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’ Published Online
5. Spanish Interview With Turbulence Editor About Turbulence 5
6. Turbulence Joins ‘The Post-Capitalist Project’
7. Turbulence Editors in Reel News Issue 22 (Video) on Climate Change and Copenhagen
8. Two Events with Turbulence Editors in Berlin (20 & 26 Sept)
9. Turbulence Editors in the Guardian
10. Turbulence and the Future
1. REVIEWS OF OUR ‘WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN?’ BOOK
A series of review of our book, ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’, published by PM Press in 2010, have been published since our last e-Newsletter.
The UK-based bi-monthly magazine, Red Pepper, carried a review by their co-editor, James O’Nions in their December/January issue. It can be found here: http://www.redpepper.org.uk/turbulent-tome/
Issue 24 of the multi-lingual, Luxembourg-based magazine ‘Queesch’ also has a lengthy review of the book, here: http://turbulence.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Queesch-Turb-Book-Review.pdf
Earlier this year, ‘Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest’ (Vol. 10, Issue 2) published a review by Bertie Russell. The review is on pages 214-216, but can only be accessed online (http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a936891416~frm=titlelink) by subscribers. Here’s a short extract though:
“To ask why these texts have been republished three years later is to ask what has remained the same (and what is profoundly different) about the movements being critically explored. Far from an attempt to immortalize the texts, or to capture movement knowledge(s) within some abstract yet destructive academic assessment framework, the republication of these texts serves a reminder that we must constantly keep reassessing the efficacy of our politics. Rather than taking refuge in refrains – inhabiting a world of recognition – we must constantly look for those excesses that move us beyond the present.”
Finally, in the September/October 2011 issue of ‘Radical Philosophy’ (No. 169), a review of our book can be found by Gavin Grindon. With kind permission, we’ve posted a PDF of the review on our website here: http://turbulence.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Radical-Philosophy-169-review.pdf
More information about our book, including ordering information, is available on our website: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-book/
2. SPANISH TRANSLATION OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’ PUBLISHED BY HERRAMIENTA
A recent web edition (No. 7) of the Spanish language journal ‘Herramienta: Revista de debate y crítica marxista’ carries a translation of our Issue 5 editorial article, ‘Life in Limbo?’
The translation can be found here: http://www.herramienta.com.ar/herramienta-web-7/vida-en-el-limbo
The full contents of ‘Herramienta Web 7’ are online here: http://www.herramienta.com.ar/revista-web/herramienta-web-7
We would like to thank Franco Ingrassia for his translation of this article.
This Spanish translation was originally published in a special Spanish language edition of Turbulence in April 2010. The issue’s full contents can be accessed here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/spanish/ and a PDF is available here: http://turbulence.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Spanish-Turbulence-Low-Res.pdf
3. ITALIAN TRANSLATION OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’ PUBLISHED ONLINE
As previously announced, an abridged Italian translation of our Turbulence 5 editorial article, ‘Life in Limbo?’ was published in Issue 10 of ‘Loop’ magazine. The entire issue is now available online here: http://looponline.info/index.php/numeri-precedenti/362-loop-numero-dieci Flick through to pages 12 and 13 for our article.
The article can also be found here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/life-in-limbo/italian-short/
An additional translation of the full-length article is also available via our website here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/life-in-limbo/italian-short/italian-full/
We would like to thank Alessandro Zagato for the translation and Alex Foti for editorial work on the piece.
4. PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’ PUBLISHED ONLINE
Also as previously announced, Issue 30 of the Brazilian journal ‘Lugar Comum’ published a Portuguese translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’ several months back. The Issue can be purchased here: http://www.e-papers.com.br/produtos.asp?codigo_produto=1836&promo=0
A free, online version of the translation can now also be found via our website here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/life-in-limbo/portuguese/
5. SPANISH INTERVIEW WITH TURBULENCE EDITOR ABOUT TURBULENCE 5
A Spanish language interview with Turbulence editor Tadzio Mueller about some of the issues addressed in Turbulence 5 has been published by the Chilean website ElCiudadano.cl
6. TURBULENCE JOINS ‘THE POST-CAPITALIST PROJECT’
Turbulence have joined ‘The Post-Capitalist Project’ which describes itself as “a cooperative, nonsectarian venture of left journals, popular education centers, and electronic media.”
On the Project’s website, they explain,
“Our goal is to make easily available the wide range of new programs, experiments, and theories analyzing the transition beyond capitalism toward a socialist future, recognizing that “socialism” is a protean concept encompassing many different historical experiences and future possibilities.
“The project seeks rigorous interrogations of a wide range of questions, addressing possible changes in literally all aspects of our current way of life—from our vision of the potential development of human capacities, to the specific ways a post-capitalist economy—production, distribution and consumption– could function, role of markets, etc., to how our moral and ethical priorities can help us reshape our society, to our relationship to technology and nature, to our forms of governance/self-governance, to how we organize now for a future world–and much more.
“We are also interested in the question of what we can create or have created within capitalism that contributes to a socialist society, as well as why we should be envisioning a future world, especially since we may expect these visions to change and develop in the course of struggle.”
Contributors to the Project currently include: The Brecht Forum | Left Turn | New Labor Forum | Portside | Radical History Review | Rethinking Marxism | Science & Society | Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination | Socialism and Democracy | Socialist Project | Socialist Register | The Indypendent | The Nation | Transform! | WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society | Z Communications
For more information, see: http://postcapitalistproject.org/about
7. TURBULENCE EDITORS IN REEL NEWS ISSUE 22 (VIDEO) ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND COPENHAGEN
Two Turbulence editors feature in Issue 22 of the video magazine Reel News in a segment titled ‘Carbon Trading: Privatise the Air’. David Harvie and Tadzio Mueller appear in the short film, originally released in February 2010 and now, for the first time, available online, alongside Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Maude Barlow and others.
The feature can be viewed via the Turbulence website at: http://turbulence.org.uk/2011/01/reel-news/
Issue 22 in its entirety (as well as other issues of Reel News) can be purchased here: http://www.reelnews.co.uk/back_issues.htm
8. TWO EVENTS WITH TURBULENCE EDITORS IN BERLIN (20 & 26 SEPT)
Over the next two weeks, two events featuring Turbulence editors will be held at the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Educational Institute in Berlin.
The first, with Rodrigo Nunes, is called ‘Bolivia – Being Movement, Becoming Government’ and will take place tomorrow, on Tuesday September 20 at 7pm. The second is with Michal Osterweil, titled ‘Beyond Political Pragmatism – Re-Framing the Debate on the Alter-Globalist Movement’ and scheduled for Monday 26 September, also at 7pm.
Both events have been made possible through funding from the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin, are organised by the Educational Institute and will be chaired by Turbulence editor, Ben Trott.
The events take place at the following address: Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Kottbusser Damm 72, 10967 Berlin (U-Bahnhof Hermannplatz).
For more information, see: http://turbulence.org.uk/2011/09/two-events-in-berlin/
9. TURBULENCE EDITORS IN THE GUARDIAN
Developing some of the ideas set out in ‘Life in Limbo?’ and applying them to Britain in the context of this summer’s phone-hacking and police corruption scandals, Turbulence editors David Harvie and Keir Milburn published ‘The zombie of neoliberalism can be beaten – through mass direct action’ in the Guardian newspaper back in August. The article is online here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/04/neoliberalism-zombie-action-phone-hacking
10. TURBULENCE AND THE FUTURE
Since a few of you have asked: Yes, we realise it’s been a while since we launched a new project. Yes, we’re still around. And yes, we’re thinking about – but not yet quite committed to – ‘doing something new’. In fact, for only the second time ever, we’re all meeting in one place this weekend to talk about what that could be: a book, a magazine, an article, a conference, a film, a collection of tea towels,… We’ll let you know.
(19 September, 2011)
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