What Would It Mean to Win? Paperback – Apr 1 2010
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"The Turbulence project is a thoughtful and valuable contribution to the radical libertarian left and the practice of movement-building, of use to open-minded leftists across the spectrum." Red Pepper (UK)
About the Author
Turbulence Collective is a publishing project with an aim to carve out space where difficult debates and investigations into current political realities can be carried out. John Holloway is a lawyer, a Marxist-oriented sociologist, and a philosopher whose work is closely associated with the Zapatista movement in Mexico.
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It is a stimulating collection of interest to anyone who shares the Collective's goals of an egalitarian world and social relations that are no longer destroying the ecosystem. I found the most amazing piece to be "Enclosing the enclosers" by Gustavo Esteva, which describes the development of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in 2006. This direct democratic dual power in the Mexican city of 600,000 drove the police from the streets after beginning as protests against a corrupt governor. APPO was crushed by the Mexican Federal Police in November after five months of things getting very much out of the control of the authorities.
A postscript and an interview with Pacifica Radio update the original WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN? to 2009. The Collective has now produced five issues (which can be found at turbulence.org.uk).
What this project embodies very well is a sense of experimentation, of forward motion, of comradery, of not having the answers, and of the fun and exhilaration of being part of a movement for radical change!
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