Turbulence e-Newsletter 13
1. Forthcoming Turbulence Book: ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’
2. Looking for Reviewers of Turbulence Book
3. Turbulence Events in San Francisco Bay Area
4. Forthcoming Portuguese Translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’
5. Discussion of Turbulence in the German Weekly ‘Der Freitag’
6. Turbulence Editor, Rodrigo Nunes, Discusses Contemporary Social Movements in ‘Journal of Aesthetics and Protest’
7. Turbulence Editor Tadzio Mueller Co-Edits New Journal Issue, ‘Contours of Climate Justice’
8. Read Turbulence on your Mobile
9. Urgent Request for Donations
1. FORTHCOMING TURBULENCE BOOK: ‘WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN?’
In April 2010, we have a book, What Would it Mean to Win?, coming out with PM Press. The book contains all the articles from the now out-of-print first issue of the magazine, our collective text Move into the Light? Postscript to a turbulent 2007, and a previously unpublished extended interview by PM Press author Sasha Lilley with Turbulence editors Michal Osterweil and Ben Trott. John Holloway has written a Foreword.
Back cover blurb: “Movements become apparent as ‘movements’ at times of acceleration and expansion. In these heady moments they have fuzzy boundaries, no membership lists–everybody is too engaged in what’s coming next, in creating the new, looking to the horizon. But movements get blocked, they slow down, they cease to move, or continue to move without considering their actual effects. When this happens, they can stifle new developments, suppress the emergence of new forms of politics; or fail to see other possible directions. Many movements just stop functioning as movements. They become those strange political groups of yesteryear, arguing about history as worlds pass by. Sometimes all it takes to get moving again is a nudge in a new direction… We think now is a good time to ask the question: What is winning? Or: What would–or could–it mean to ‘win?’”
CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Valery Alzaga and Rodrigo Nunes, Colectivo Situaciones, Stephen Duncombe, Gustavo Esteva, The Free Association, Euclides André Mance, Michal Osterweil, Kay Summer and Harry Halpin, Ben Trott, and Nick Dyer-Witheford.
Copies of the book can already be pre-ordered. To find out how, click on the following link and scroll down to the bottom of the page: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-book/
An E-Book version will also be available via PM Press.
2. LOOKING FOR REVIEWERS OF TURBULENCE BOOK
We’re looking for people and publications who are interested in reviewing our book, ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’, coming out with PM Press in April.
To find out more about the contents, follow the link directly above.
If you’re interested, drop us a line with your name, address and the publication you’re interested in reviewing the book for and we’ll get our publisher to pop a copy to you in the post.
3. TURBULENCE EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
In conjunction with our publisher, PM Press, Turbulence editors will be participating in a series of events in the San Francisco Bay Area in March.
All events are taking place under the title ‘Prospects for Winning in an Age of Crisis’ and mark the launch of the Turbulence book, ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’
At each event, panelists include: ‘Turbulence’ editor and author Tadzio Mueller; ‘Turbulence’ author Gifford Hartman; ‘In and Out of Crisis’ and ‘Spectre’ editor Sasha Lilley; and ‘Wobblies and Zapatistas’ author Andrej Grubacic.
SUNDAY 14 MARCH
2.00pm at the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, in the Café, SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
More info: http://sfbookfair.wordpress.com/
Map and Directions: http://sfbookfair.wordpress.com/directions-time-and-place/
MONDAY 15 MARCH
7.00pm at The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Map and directions: http://www.thegreenarcade.com/pg/05map.html
TUESDAY 16 MARCH
7.30pm at Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
‘Turbulence’ editors Tadzio Mueller and Ben Trott will both be speaking at the eighth annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) at University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Here are the details of the panel:
Thursday March 18, 2010
ANTAGONISM AND THE PLURALITY OF SOCIAL STRUGGLES
(ASUC ? Student Center, Stephens)
Chair: Stevphen Shukaitis
‘Defining the (Post?)Operaist Approach: Naming its Four Primary Elements’ — Ben Trott, Freie Universitaet Berlin
‘Another capitalism is possible? The Green New Deal, post?Operaismo and the Biocrisis’ — Tadzio Mueller, Independent researcher, Berlin
‘Reading and Refusing Cultures of Fear/Terror with Autonomist Feminism’ — Fiona Jeffries, Center for Place, Culture and Politics, City University of New York
‘Thinking in the Conjuncture: Between Hegemonic and Post?hegemonic Strategies’ — Chris Hurl, Carleton University
The full CSA conference program is online here: http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conference/public/conferences/2/schedConfs/7/program.pdf
Registration required. More info: http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/cultural_studies/?q=node/2
4. FORTHCOMING PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’
A Portuguese translation of ‘Life in Limbo? is scheduled to be published by the Brazilian journal, ‘Lugar Comum’ in May/June 2010.
More information about the journal can be found here: http://www.universidadenomade.org.br/?q=node/62
Once published, the translation will also be made available on our website: http://turbulence.org.uk/translations/
The following translations are also available:
5. DISCUSSION OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’ IN GERMAN WEEKLY ‘DER FREITAG’
In the February 4, 2010, edition of the German weekly newspaper, ‘Der Freitag’, Michael Jaeger discusses the possibility for a new political ‘middle ground’ [Mitte], touching on the new leader of the German Social Democratic Party, Sigmar Gabriel’s Aristotelian deployment of the concept, before discussing its usage in the Turbulence 5 editorial, ‘Life in Limbo?, recently published in German by ‘analyse & kritik’.
Michael Jaeger’s article can be found here: http://www.freitag.de/wochenthema/1005-wo-liegt-die-linke-mitte
We’ve also translated it into English and posted in on the Turbulence website here: http://turbulence.org.uk/discuss-turbulence/where-is-the-left-middle/
6. TURBULENCE EDITOR, RODRIGO NUNES, DISCUSSES CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN ‘JOURNAL OF AESTHTETICS AND PROTEST’
‘Turbulence’ editor, Rodrigo Nunes, took part in a discussion with Benj Gerdes and Gavin Grindon on the state of contemporary social movements. It has been published under the title of ‘Protests Past and Protest Futures: ?A critical conversation about the state ?of protest and cultural composition’ in Issue 7 of the ‘Journal of Aesthetics and Protest’. It can be found online here: http://www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org/
7. TURBULENCE EDITOR TADZIO MUELLER CO-EDITS NEW JOURNAL ISSUE, ‘CONTOURS OF CLIMATE JUSTICE’
Together with Ulrich Brand, Edgardo Lander and Nicola Bullard, ‘Turbulence’ editor Tadzio Mueller recently published a special issue of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s irregular journal series ‘Critical Currents’, focusing on climate and energy politics: ‘Contours of Climate Justice’. It can be downloaded as a pdf here: http://www.dhf.uu.se/pdffiler/cc6/cc6_web.pdf
8. READ TURBULENCE ON YOUR MOBILE
We’ve just installed some software (‘WPtouch iPhone Theme’) which should make it much easier to read ‘Turbulence’ articles online direct from your phone. The software should improve readability for anyone with the following phones or devices: iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini mobile, Palm Pre or BlackBerry Storm.
The software should provide a much more user-friendly format for readers using small devices, like mobile phones, and dramatically increase load time while doing so.
We’ll be tweaking the settings on this over the next few weeks, but any feedback is appreciated.
If you don’t like the new set up, you should be able to manually switch back to the old standard desktop version of the website in one flick of a digital image of a switch.
9. 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. We’re also hoping to publish a shorter version of Issue 5 in Spanish, along with a Turkish version of ‘Life in Limbo?’ to be distributed at the European Social Forum in Istanbul in June. But without more donations, we won’t be able to do any of this.
Donations can be made via a PayPal button on our website: http://turbulence.org.uk/donate/
If you would rather transfer the money directly into our bank account, email us at the address below and we’ll send you our details.
(8 March, 2010)
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