[artinfo] In The Middle of a Whirlwind

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*Will you join us in the middle of a whirlwind?*

*In the Middle of a Whirlwind: *

2008 Convention Protests, Movement and Movements

*A one-off online journal of theory, art, activism and organizing out now!*


*Coordinated by:  *Team Colors Collective

                  *www.warmachines.info* <http://www.warmachines.info/>

*Published by:   *The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest Press


*In the Middle of a Whirlwind** * (*Whirlwinds*) inquires into current
organizing efforts in the United States, and through that process, assembles
a strategic analysis of current political composition as a tool for building
political power.

*Whirlwinds' * strategic context is this summer's RNC and DNC protests;
through these documents and the discussions that erupt from them we hope to
directly impact the anti-Convention organizing. In a larger sense, and in
the long-term, *Whirlwinds* is intended to provide a set of useful documents
for contemporary radical organizing. Each essay and interview addresses the
issues of *movement,* working class power and composition, and/or gives
strategic insight into organizing, and the strengths and weaknesses of
current *movement/s* in the U.S.

*Contributions From:*

Jen Angel | Bay Area Radical Health Collective | Bluestockings Books, Café
and Activist Center (written by Malav Kanuga) | George Caffentzis | Chris
Carlsson | Maribel Casas-Cortest & Sebastion Cobarrubias (Counter
Cartographies Collective) | Emma Cosse (Act-up Paris) | CrimethInc. | Direct
Action to Stop the War | Domestic Workers United & Right to the City
Alliance (written by Harmony Goldberg) | Family Farm Defenders | Silvia
Federici | Michael Hardt & El Kimobo in conversation | Brian Holmes | The
Icarus Project | IWW Starbucks Workers Union | "I Want To Do This All Day:
Redefining Learning & Reinventing Education" (Audio Documentary) | El
Kilombo Intergaláctico | Latino Health Outreach Project (written by Jennifer
Whitney) | Peter Linebaugh | Brian Marks | Daniel McGowan | Stevie Peace
(including an interview with Critical Resistance) | Philly's Pissed & Philly
Stands Up (written by Timothy Colman, Esteban Kelly & Em Squires) |
Roadblock Earth First! | Gigi Roggero (Edu-Factory) | Maggie Schmitt
(Precarias a la Dervia) | Ben Shepard | Basav Sen | Smalltown, USA Workers
Center | smartMeme | $pread Magazine | Brian Tokar | Daniel Tucker (AREA
Chicago) | Ultra-red | US Federation of Workers Cooperatives | United States
Social Forum (Documentation Committee; written by Marina Karides) | *Art by:
* David Azzellini & Lize Mogel, Kristine Virsis of Just Seeds, Brett Bloom
of Temporary Services, USSMEAC. | *Interviews with:* Ashanti Alston
(interview by Team Colors), Robin D. G. Kelley (interview by Ben Holtzman)
and Unconventional Action (National), Recreate '68 (Denver) & RNC Welcoming
Committee (Twin Cities).

*An Appeal for Donations:*

*Although Whirlwinds is a free online publication there have been
considerable expenses in launching this one-off online journal.*

*Whirlwinds * provides detailed analysis, thoughtful criticism, and
substantive writing on current organizations and campaigns, as well as
dialog in our online forums and at our "Of Friends and Whirlwinds" events.
We are requesting financial contributions to cover the expenses Team Colors
Collective & The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press have incurred in
launching the site and promoting it to over 400 radical and community spaces
across the US.

*Make a contribution to Whirlwinds today!  *Those contributing $20 or more
will receive a copy of the *"Will you join us in the middle of a whirlwind?"
color poster  *<http://www.scribd.com/full/3109380?access_key=key-j8cof48h4pwglbgb2ny>designed
by Just Seeds & printed by Eberhardt Press.

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