"To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing." - Raymond Williams

What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto

by Shaun Chamberlin on September 20th, 2012


What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto
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Out today from Pluto Press is What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto – a book to which I was delighted to contribute.

My chapter, “The Struggle for Meaning”, wraps up the section on ‘New Economics’ and addresses our collective fight for meaningful lives, and the importance of the beliefs and stories that shape and power our struggle. It considers the Transition movement and TEQs through this lens, viewing them as part of the vast, diverse upwelling of people around the world resisting the current death march and fighting, so simply, for a future.

I feel most honoured to see my work published alongside inspirational writer/activists like John Holloway, David Graeber and Ann Pettifor.

Here’s the publisher’s description of the book:

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.

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’.

For early reviews, see the Books page.

Riot of Passion

  1.  Roger says:
    13 October, 2012 at 10:49 am

    … it surprises me that folks don’t realise that the NWO observe and measure the world as they engineer the crisis that will bring them to unified world power , it is not a new strategy and it is proven to work
    over and over in the sense that the powermongers always gain power by it… sadly this time they only get a few years to enjoy their power before the system fails itself as we know it must, sad not because of the end of world tyranny in this earth but because no-one will be ready for the world left after the system finally destroys itself as the theory says it will as soon as one man legally owns the world, nothing left to rape and ‘grow’ off …
    Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
    it takes everyone individually committed against this way of life to finally stop it rising again , something which has gone the other way in this world with it’s feedbacks against the only long-term functional way of life , not fake democracy and capitalism, but folks Loving one another as God requires of men in the end… this world does not end that way, but few yet have the vision to see that the next one begins and ends that way despite the war in the middle against all evil… this conception is simply beyond most folks although it was even written down as soon as men could write , it is that inevitable that it predicts this world and the next before the next world becomes credible to most men … and the deep truths that show no-one needs a ‘spaceship’ or a worm-hole to get there… men scarcely even know even what we are…

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