Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745332857 Published September 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745332864 Published September 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto

Edited by Federico Campagna and Emanuele Campiglio

What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto

Edited by Federico Campagna and Emanuele Campiglio

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745332857 Published September 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745332864 Published September 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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’.

Contents

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

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