Team Colors edited collection “Uses of a Whirlwind” Available for Preorder & More!

The Team Colors Collective is pleased to announce that our first book—Uses of a Whirlwind—is now available for Preorder!

Published by noted radical publisher AK Press and edited by the Team Colors Collective, Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States explores current community organizing and struggle in the U.S. by bringing a diverse set of voices in encounter with one another. Uses of a Whirlwind will be released in June 2010.

You can visit the collection’s website to view advance praise for Uses of a Whirlwind, detailed chapter summaries, and the full text of Team Colors’ introduction to the book.

Pick Up Your Copy:

Of Friends and Whirlwinds Tour
Team Colors will be holding book events, many including contributors and friends, in
various cities across the U.S. in Summer 2010:

  • June 22-26th – US Social Forum in Detroit, MI
  • Monday, June 28th, 2010 – Boxcar Books in Bloomington, IN.
  • Wednesday, June 30th – Location TBA in Chicago, IL
  • Friday, July 2nd – Location TBA in Madison, WI
  • Saturday, July 3rd – Location TBA in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Pacific Northwest, San Francisco Bay Area, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic Region events are being planned for July & August 2010.

Contact the collective to bringing us to your town.

How You Can Help:

  • Circulate this announcement to friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Carry Uses of a Whirlwind on your shelves and tables (see below for details).
  • Interview the collective and the collection’s contributors for your magazine, zine, blog, or radio show.
  • Distribute our amazing Posters and Postcards designed by Justseeds.
  • Contact your local radical bookstore, infoshop, and bookseller and ask them to carry Uses of a Whirlwind; click for a copy of the One-Sheet.
  • Include Uses of a Whirlwind in your college course or study group; contact AK Press Wholesale for bulk copies.
  • Donate to Team Colors to assist us in promoting the collection and ensuring that Uses of a Whirlwind reaches the audience it deserves.
  • Keep in touch by signing up on our low-traffic email list (right hand column), or join us on Facebook and Myspace.

Get in touch to participate.

For Stores, Distribution & Bulk Copies:

  • Available for bookshops, infoshops, and tabling projects through AK Press Wholesale (42% discount with credit account, 45% discount with prepay); contact orders@akpress.org to place an order.
  • Available to the trade via Consortium Book Sales & Distribution/Perseus, as well as from Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and most other wholesalers. In Canada, the books are available through PGC (Publishers Group Canada).
  • Here is a copy of the Uses of a Whirlwind One-Sheet for ordering the title.