Turbulence e-Newsletter 14
1. Birikim publish Turkish translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’
2. Portuguese Translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’ Coming Soon
3. Spanish Edition of Turbulence and the Climate Conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia (April 2010)
4. German Translation and Republication of Walter Mignolo’s Issue 5 Article, ‘The Communal and the Decolonial’
5. Turbulence Editor Interview with KPFA Radio Now Online
6. Responses to ‘Life in Limbo?’
7. Peace News Review of Turbulence Issue 5
8. Turbulence at the US Social Forum, Detroit (22-26 June)
9. Turbulence events in Berlin (27 & 28 August and 29 September)
10. Turbulence at the Attac Suisse Summer School (Delemont, 3-5 September)
11. Turbulence to participate in a 48 hour seminar at Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (9-10 September)
12. Urgent Request for Donations
1. ‘BIRIKIM’ PUBLISH TURKISH TRANSLATION OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’
The Turkish journal, Birikim, have published a translation of the editorial article, ‘Life in Limbo?’ from Issue 5 of Turbulence.
The article is available in Issue 255 of their journal, the complete content listings of which are online here: http://www.birikimdergisi.com/birikim/birikim.aspx?did=1&dsid=393&dergi=Birikim%20Say%FD%20255
Further translations of ‘Life in Limbo?’, as well as of other articles published by Turbulence, are available here: http://turbulence.org.uk/translations/
2. PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION OF ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’ COMING SOON
A Portuguese translation of ‘Life in Limbo?’ is to be published in the forthcoming No. 29 of the Brazilian journal, Lugar Comum.
3. SPANISH EDITION OF TURBULENCE AND THE COCHABAMBA CLIMATE SUMMIT (APRIL 2010)
Turbulence attended the April 2010 World People’s on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in April 2010. At the Conference, we launched a Spanish edition of Turbulence, the contents of which are available via our website: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/spanish/
We were ‘Tweeting’ from the Conference, and have collated news and views from the event here: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/04/cochabamba/
Turbulence editor, Tadzio Mueller, has written a reflection on the event here: http://notesfrombelow.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/from-copenhagen-to-cochabamba-caminamos-preguntando-2-0/
4. GERMAN TRANSLATION AND REPUBLICATION OF WALTER MIGNOLO’S ISSUE 5 ARTICLE, ‘THE COMMUNAL AND THE DECOLONIAL’
analyse & kritik have published an edited German translation of Walter Mignolo’s article, ‘The Communal and the Decolonial’ from Issue 5 of Turbulence.
The article can be found online here: http://www.akweb.de/ak_s/ak549/46.htm (and here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/decolonial/mignolo-de/ )
The original English version is here: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-5/decolonial/
5. TURBULENCE EDITOR INTERVIEW WITH KPFA RADIO NOW ONLINE
Turbulence editor Tadzio Mueller was interviewed by KPFA radio programme, Against the Grain, about our new book ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’, green capitalism, the bio-crisis, and zombie liberalism.
The interview was broadcast in two parts, both of which are now available online.
Part I: http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/301/id/160403/wed-4-21-10-capitals-greening-ibsens-indictment (Wednesday 21 May)
Part II: http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/303/id/170410/tues-4-27-10-australian-angst-more-mueller (Tuesday 27 May)
For more on ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’, see: http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-book/
6. RESPONSES TO ‘LIFE IN LIMBO?’
There have been a number of short responses to and discussions of our Issue 5 editorial article, ‘Life in Limbo?’, many of which can be found via the new ‘Discuss Turbulence’ section on our website: http://turbulence.org.uk/discuss-turbulence/
Here are a few direct links:
MP3 of a debate about the article between the Turbulence editors and John Holloway, most recently the author of ‘Crack Capitalism’: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/01/mp3-of-turbulence-panel-at-2009-historical-materialism-conference/ (English)
Francesco ‘Bifo’ Beradi discusses the article, and Issue 5 more generally, here: http://freedimensional.ning.com/profiles/blogs/from-seattle-to-copenhagen?xg_source=activity (English) and here: http://bolognacittalibera.ning.com/profiles/blogs/turbulence-1?xg_source=activity (Italian)
Chris Carlsson, on his ‘Nowtopian’ blog, discusses the article here: http://www.processedworld.com/carlsson/nowtopian/public-space/seeing-the-elephant-in-copenhagen-a-blind-man’s-account (English)
The Swedish newspaper, ‘Dagens Nyheter’, discusses the article here: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/01/dagens-nyheter/ (Swedish with an English translation)
Turbulence reader, Peter Somerville, discusses both ‘Life in Limbo?’ and ‘Tragedy of the Capitalist Commons’ in his reader’s letter here: http://turbulence.org.uk/discuss-turbulence/readers-letter-february-2010/ (English)
Michael Jaeger, in ‘Freitag’ discusses the piece here: http://www.freitag.de/wochenthema/1005-wo-liegt-die-linke-mitte (German) and a translation is online here: http://turbulence.org.uk/discuss-turbulence/where-is-the-left-middle/ (English)
Peter Nowak, a German freelance journalist, discusses ‘Life in Limbo?’ in ‘Neues Deutschland’ here: http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/167253.weg-ins-paradies-versperrt.html (German) (a translation is here: http://turbulence.org.uk/discuss-turbulence/weg-ins-paradies-versperrt/path-to-paradise-blocked/ (English)) as well as ‘analyse & kritik’: http://turbulence.org.uk/discuss-turbulence/vom-aktivismus-zur-ngo/ (German)
If you would like to contribute to the debate, send letters or responses to us at the usual address.
7. PEACE NEWS REVIEWS TURBULENCE 5
There is a short review of Turbulence 5 in the April 2010 edition of Peace News (No. 2520) by Patrick Nicholson. The issue is reviewed along with David MacKay’s ‘Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air’ and cartoonist Kate Evan’s ‘The Carbon Supermarket’
The review is online here: http://turbulence.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Turb_5-Peace-News-Review.pdf
Over the next few weeks and months, a number of reviews of our book ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’ are expected. They will be posted to our website here: http://turbulence.org.uk/discuss-turbulence/
8. TURBULENCE AT THE U.S. SOCIAL FORUM, DETROIT
We were at the United States Social Forum in Detroit from June 22-26, 2010. We participated in a series of events (info: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/06/ussf-update/), handed out thousands of copies of Issue 5, and sold copies of our book. We would like to thank our publishers PM Press for their hard work and all of you who helped us hand out copies!
An audio recording is available from one of the events in which Turbulence editor Michal Osterweil participated, a book party celebrating the launch of a series of radical publications including our ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’ The MP3 can be found here: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/07/audio-recording-ussf/
For more about the Forum, see: http://www.ussf2010.org/
9. TURBULENCE EVENTS IN BERLIN (27 & 28 AUGUST AND 29 SEPTEMBER)
Turbulence editors will be participating in three events organised by the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Educational Institute in Berlin in August and September.
The first two events involve Tadzio Mueller, discussing the Green New Deal and left alternatives to the climate crisis. They take place on 27 and 28 August. For more information, see: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/07/gnd-events-berlin/
The third event, on September 29, involves Rodrigo Nunes discussing the possibilities for a post-Lula Brazil, a few days before the presidential elections. For more information, see: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/08/nune-event-berlin/
The events on August 28 and September 29 will be chaired by Ben Trott.
All three events were made possible through funding from the Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin Foundation.
10. TURBULENCE AT THE ATTAC SUISSE SUMMER SCHOOL (DELEMONT, 3-5 SEPTEMBER)
Turbulence editor, David Harvie, will be participating in the Attac Suise Summer School in Delemont, Switzerland (3-5 September). He will be leading a workshop on The Crisis of Antagonism and the Crisis of Organisation on Saturday 4 September 14.00-17.00. (More information: http://www.suisse.attac.org/-7e-universite-d-ete-d-Attac-Suisse-).
The Attac Suisse website is here: www.suisse.attac.org
See also: www.attac-sommeruni.ch
The event will take place at Halle du Château, Rue du 23-Juin in Delémont, Switzerland.
11. TURBULENCE TO PARTICIPATE IN A 48 HOUR SEMINAR AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS IN LONDON (9-10 SEPTEMBER)
Turbulence will be participating in a 48 hour ‘communal life seminar’ asking: ‘What Struggles Do We Have in Common?’ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The event forms part of the ‘Dissent’ season of projects at the ICA on art’s relationship to activism and social change. The seminar is organised by the Russian group Chto delat? [trans. What is to be done?], “founded with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism in early 2003 in Petersburg by a workgroup of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers from Petersburg, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod.” The seminar is one of a series of activities taking place around Chto delat?’s ‘The Urgent Need to Struggle’ exhibition (9 Sept – 24 Oct).
For more information, see: http://turbulence.org.uk/2010/08/ica-event/
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