enjoy the new issue of "Interface: A journal for and about social movements" on the topic: "Voices of dissent: activists' engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media". See below. Cheers! Mayo
Here below the announcement of the new issue of Interface on voices of dissent that I co-edited with other colleagues and activists. The new issue coincides with the launch of the new Interface website that we fully renovated. We hope that you find Interface and its new website useful and interesting. Comments welcome!
As you may notice, the website is currently bilingual (but we aim at translating it in many other languages): English and Italian. If you are interested in collaborating (as translators, book reviewers, authors, anonimous referees etc.) do not hesitate to contanct me!
Finally, a few words for those amongst you who are interested in feminisms, women movements and women in movements: we have a new call for paper open on this topic. We wait for your articles, action / teaching / research notes and so on and so forth.
- apologies for crossposting -
*Interface: a journal for and about social movements
**Volume two, issue two
Voices of dissent: activists' engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media** *Volume two, issue two of *Interface*, a peer-reviewed e-journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now out, on the special theme "Voices of dissent: activists' engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media".
*Interface* is open-access (free), global and programmatically multilingual. Our overall aim is to "learn from each other's struggles": to develop a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, but also between different social movements, intellectual traditions and national contexts.
This new issue also marks the launch of our new website, which we hope will make the site more accessible and support multilingual material and translations in particular. The site is currently at http://interfacejournal.nuim.ie but will be accessible through the existing address of http://www.interfacejournal.net shortly. (The delay is due to the intervention of the IMF and more substantially weather-related problems in Ireland.)
This issue of *Interface* includes 26 pieces in 4 languages by authors from Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Palestine, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, the UK and the US, including:
- Tina Askanius and Nils Gustafsson, *Mainstreaming the alternative: the changing media practices of protest movements* - Patrick McCurdy, *Breaking the spiral of silence: the "media debate" within global justice movements. A case study of Dissent! and the Gleneagles G8 summit* - Tatiana Bazzichelli, *Towards a critique of social networking: practices of networking in grassroots communities from mail art to the case of Anna Adamolo* - Clemens Apprich, *Upload dissident culture: Public Netbase's intervention into digital and urban space* - Dongwon Jo, *Real-time networked media activism in the 2008 Chotbul protest* - Brigitte Geiger and Margit Hauser, *Medien der neuen Frauenbewegung in Archiv / Archiving feminist grassroots media* - Margaret Gillan, *Class and voice: challenges for grassroots community activists using media in 21st century Ireland*
- Philippe Lucas, *Patient-centred strategies to counter stigma, oppression and forced incarceration in the CSX and medical cannabis movements* - William K Carroll, *Crisis, movements, counter-hegemony: in search of the new* - Raphael Schlembach, *Towards a critique of anti-German "communism"*
*Action notes* from:
- Cristina Guimarães Oliveira and Odalisca Moraes, *Comunicação: Indicadores históricos e culturais do Pina * - Lívia Moreira de Alcântara and Elder Gomes Barbosa, *Extensão ou comunicação? O audiovisual como um instrumento facilitador da comunicação no assentamento do MST Olga Benário* - Iyad Burnat, *The Bil'in model of wall resistance*
*A special section* is devoted to alternative international labour communications, with contributions from Peter Waterman, Eric Lee and Dave Hollis
*Key documents*: Chto Delat? *A declaration on politics, knowledge and art *(Russian and English versions)
*Response* by Peter Waterman to Colin Barker's piece on Solidarnosc in issue 2/1, and response from Barker to Waterman
*Advance piece* for issue 3/1 (repression and social movements): Tomas Mac Sheoin, *Policing and repression of anti-globalization protests and movements: a bibliography of English-language material * This issue's *reviews* includes the following titles:
- Clifford Bob, *The marketing of rebellion: insurgents, media and international activism* - John Charlton, *Don't you hear the H-Bomb's thunder? Youth and politics on Tyneside in the late 'fifties and early 'sixties* - Jo Reger et al (eds), *Identity work in social movements* - Clemencia Rodriguez et al (eds), *Making our media: global initiatives towards a democratic public sphere.*
A *call for papers* for volume 3 issue 2 of *Interface* is now open, on the theme of "Feminism, women's movements and women in movement" (submissions deadline May 1 2011). We can review and publish articles in Afrikaans, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu.
The website has full details on how to submit articles for this issue.
Volume 3, issue 2 on "Repression and social movements" is due to be published in May 2011.
*Interface* is always looking for translators to help with our multilingual project and website editors who can help with Wordpress. We are also looking for activists or academics interested in helping out, particularly but not only with our African, South Asian, Spanish-speaking Latin American, East and Central European, and Oceania / SE Asian groups. More details on our website.