Thursday, November 09, 2006

Upping The Anti #3 Released

The third issue of Upping The Anti is out! Looks like it has lots of good stuff on the Six Nations struggle, Haiti, Latin America, the struggles of the Zapatistas, and more -- and also a book review by yours truly.

Here is a paragraph from a FAQ they wrote in the lead-up to this issue, to give you a flavour of what it's all about:

We are interested in publishing articles discussing and critiquing various aspects of revolutionary politics concerning the various anti-capitalist, anti-oppressive, and anti-imperialist practices and politics occurring within the Canadian state today. In the editorial of our first issue we outlined the general purposes of the journal, and identified a number of questions and issues we are interested in further examining and discussing in journal. (Such questions and issues include the following taken from our editorial "What do we mean by terms such as oppression, capitalism, imperialism and revolution? How can we build and connect labour, anti-racist, feminist, queer, and anti-capitalist movements and perspectives? What can we learn from the successes and failures of anti-capitalist activists in the anti-war and anti-globalization movements? How do we understand capitalist social relations, and what social forces might give rise to real alternatives to capitalism? How should anti-capitalist activists connect with working class struggles both within and outside the labour movement? How can revolutionaries organize in ways that maximize our effectiveness but that don’t replicate old patterns of elitism, domination and sectarianism? What can we learn from different strands of Marxist and anarchist theory as we grapple with these questions?”) The editorial committee will prioritize publication of articles that address these questions and build on them.

Here is the table of contents:


Letters to the Editor

Editorial: Growing Pains

Aijaz Ahmad: The Anti-Imperialism of our Times

William Robinson: Latin America vs. Global Capitalism

AK Thompson: Making Friends with Failure

Isabel McDonald Haiti: Adventures in Colonialism

RJ Maccani The Zapatistas: Enter the Intergalactic

Jen Plyler How To Keep On Keeping On

Roundtable on Six Nations Tom Keefer: Six Nations Overview and Context

Interview with Brian Skye

Interview with Jan Watson

Roundtable: AJ Withers, Stefanie Gude and Josh Zucker

Book Reviews

Scott Neigh: The Sociology of Confrontation- Caelie Frampton et al. (eds). Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements / Social Research

Yutaka Dirks: After the Storm Dan Berger. Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity

Sharmeen Khan : Guilty Indulgences Inga Muscio. Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society

If you live in Vancouver or Toronto, you can go to a launch party on November 23rd or November 16th, respectively. The material will eventually be posted online, but not for some time, so read here to find out how to get your hands on a copy.

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