[This is an exciting project of study and reflection on radical practice. Please take some time to read through the articles, if you’re interested. I recommend: Team Colors‘, Introduction to the Project, El Kilombo & Michael Hardt in Conversation, Organizing Encounters and Generating Events, and, finally, smartMeme‘s, Story-Based Strategies for Direct Action Design.]
Will you join us in the middle of a whirlwind?:
Team Colors is a national collective engaged in ‘militant research.’ In May, in partnership with the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, we published “In the Middle of a Whirlwind: 2008 Convention Protests, Movement, and Movements,” a one-off online journal inquiring into the composition and potential for movements in the current period.Continue reading
Watch Iraq Veterans Against the War as they try to get their anti-war message to Obama at the Democratic National Convention.
Late Friday afternoon, approximately 50 members of Olympia Port Militarization Resistance (OlyPMR) sat down near the main gate of the Port of Olympia in Washington State. Two tractor trailers, one carrying two Stryker combat vehicles, another filled with military cargo, were blocked from exiting the port. Police arrived on the scene and after failing to persuade the demonstrators to allow one truck through, ceded control of the entrance. The 2 trucks were forced by these circumstances to back up — returning inside the port gate. At this point, OlyPMR controlled movement into and out of the port.