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Interface journal: voices of dissent: activists' engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media

Via Mayo Fuster-Morrell:

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:

*Theme-related articles:*

- 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*

*Other articles:

*

- 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.

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