What We Are Fighting For

What We Are Fighting For : A Radical Collective Manifesto

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The age of austerity has brought a new generation of protesters on to the streets across the world. As the economic crisis meets the environmental crisis, millions fear what the future will bring but also dare to dream of a different society. What We Are Fighting For tries to answer the question that the mainstream media loves to ask the protesters. The first radical, collective manifesto of the new decade, it brings together some of the key theorists and activists from the new networked and creative social movements. Contributors include Owen Jones, David Graeber, John Holloway, Nina Power, Mark Fisher, Franco Berardi Bifo and Marina Sitrin. Chapters outline the alternative vision that animates the new global movement - from 'new economics' and 'new governance' to 'new public' and 'new social imagination'. The book concludes by exploring 'new tactics of struggle'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745332854
  • 9780745332857
  • 416,984

About Federico Campagna

Federico Campagna is a writer and activist. He is one of the founders of the journal Through Europe and contributes to a number of magazines and radio programmes in Italy and the UK. He organised the 'What are we struggling for?' conference at the ICA, London, and is the editor of Franco Berardi Bifo's forthcoming reader. Emanuele Campiglio is a Researcher at the New Economics Foundation.show more

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Here are the first flowers of spring: the beginning of an epochal dialogue about the human future. Inspired by the Occupy movements across the world, What We Are Fighting For should inspire all of us to join the conversation. -- Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and City of Quartz. This collection provides a rallying point for all those who resist the dogmas of contemporary politics and seek a fresh set of alternatives. What We Are Fighting For is a manifesto full of urgent, articulate responses to the current situation. -- Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School, New York, and author of The Faith of the Faithless (2012).show more

Table of contents

Preface Introduction Part 1 - New Economics 1. Michael Albert - Participatory Economics From Capitalism 2. Ann Pettifor - Let Ideas and Art Be International, Goods Be Homespun and Finance Primarily National 3. Milford Bateman - A New Local Financial System For Sustainable Communities 4. Shaun Chamberlin - The Struggle For Meaning Part 2 - New Governance 5. Richard Seymour - Towards a New Model Commune 6. Peter Hallward - The Dictatorship of the People 7. Mark J Smith - Practical Utopianism and Ecological Citizenship 8. Marina Sitrin - Occupy: Making Democracy a Question Part 3 - New Public 9. Owen Jones - New Class Politics 10. Hilary Wainwright - "An Excess of Democracy" 11. Dan Hind - A Program of Media Reform 12. Zillah Eisenstein - Renewing Intersectionality Part 4 - New Social Imagination 13. Mark Fisher - Post-Capitalist Desire 14. Franco Berardi Bifo - The Transversal Function of Disentaglement 15. Saul Newman - Why Do We Obey 16. Federico Campagna - Squandering Part 5 - Tactics of Struggle 17. David Graeber - Revolution of Common Sense 18. Nina Power - Winning the Media War 19. Alberto Toscano - Reforming the Unreformable 20. Solidarity Federation - Direct Action and Unmediated Struggle Afterword 21. John Holloway - Rage Against the Rule of Money Acknowledgments Indexshow more

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