Winds from Below: Radical Community Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible
Team Colors address current US organizing in light of the class decomposition of the last few decades. After the years of fire, we find ourselves circulating in winds and whirlwinds--struggling to intensify and connect historically-specific forms of repression, infusion and capitulation. Inquiry and analysis of contemporary struggles shows that the social field is populated with rich organizational possibilities. They call for a renewed emphasis on radical community organizing that challenges the non-profit industrial complex, the limitations of activist identity, professionalized organizing, the limitations of the Alinsky model and urban-centrism. The book seeks to amplify struggles of our own lives and reproduction, creating concrete mechanisms and procedures, and the importance of becoming-other and becoming-revolutionary to build movements. A long-form introduction to "Uses of a Whirlwind."
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