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Acknowledgments . 1

Preface • In The Wind • Andrej Grubacic and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz . 2

Foreword • The Whirlwinds Project in Context • Marc Herbst, Robby Herbst and Christina Ulke | The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press . 3

Introduction • Sowing Radical Currents in the Ashes of Yesteryear: The Many Uses of a Whirlwind • Team Colors Collective . 4

Organization Case Studies

Bluestockings Bookstore and New Institutions of Self-Organized Work: The Space between Common Notions and Common Institutions • Malav Kanuga | Bluestockings Books, Café and Activist Center 6

Anti-Authoritarian Organizing in Practice • Direct Action to Stop the War . 7

A Look At Resistance to Interstate 69 (Past, Present, and Future) • Roadblock Earth First! . 8

The Precarious Economy and its Discontents: Struggling Against the Corporate Chains Through Workplace Organizing • IWW Starbucks Workers Union 9

Harvesting Solidarity: Farmworkers, Allies, and the Fight for Fair Food • Student / Farmworker Alliance . 10

A Conversation on Organizing Models for Social Justice Struggles in the City • City Life/Vida Urbana | Picture the Homeless | Take Back the Land | United Workers;

Moderated by Betty Robinson; Introduction by John Duda . 11

What’s Going On? The USSF, Grassroots Activism, and Situated Knowledge • Marina Karides | US Social Forum Documentation Committee . 12

Building Power in the City: Reflections on the Emergence of the Right to the City Alliance and the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance • Harmony Goldberg 13

Movement Strategies

Local Struggles, Global Contexts: Building movements in North America in the age of globalized capital • Basav Sen . 14

You Are What You Eat: The Food Sovereignty Struggle within the Global Justice Movement • John Peck | Family Farm Defenders 15

Toward a Movement for Peace and Climate Justice • Brian Tokar . 16

The Desire to Heal: Harm Intervention in a Landscape of Restorative Justice and Critical Resistance • Stevie Peace | Team Colors Collective 17

DIY Politics and Queer Activism • Ben Shepard . 18

Art as Intervention: A Guide to Today’s Radical Art Practices • Julie Perini 19

Whistling Into the Typhoon: A Radical Inquiry into Autonomous Media • Dorothy Kidd . 20

Getting to know your city and the social movements that call it home: The hybrid networking and documentary work of AREA Chicago • Daniel Tucker | AREA Chicago . 21

Theoretical Analyses

Transatlantic Translations: A Trilogy of Insurgent Knowledges • Maribel Casas-Cortes and Sebastian Cobarrubias 22

Organizing Encounters and Generating Events • Michael Hardt and El Kilombo Intergaláctico . 23

Living in a Whirlwind: the Food/Energy/Work Crisis of 2008-09 • Brian Marks . 24

Notes on the Financial Crisis: From Meltdown to Deep Freeze • George Caffentzis 25

Feminism and the Politics of the Commons In an Era of Primitive Accumulation • Silvia Federici 26

Pallas and the People’s Business • Peter Linebaugh . 27

Radical Patience: Feeling Effective Over the Long Haul • Chris Carlsson 28


Challenging Power and Creating New Spaces for Possibility: A Discussion with Robin D.G. Kelley (Excerpt) • Benjamin Holtzman 29

We Can Begin to Take Back Our Lives: A Discussion with Ashanti Omowali Alston • Team Colors Collective . 30

A Special Time on the Clock of the World: A Discussion with Grace Lee Boggs • Team Colors Collective 31

Biographies 32

Bibliography 33