Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a present yet to pass and a future still to come
How does a revolt come about and what does it leave behind? What impact does it have on those who participate in it and those who simply watch it? Is the Greek revolt of December 2008 confined to the shores of the Mediterranean, or are there lessons we can bring to bear on social action around the globe?
Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come is a collective attempt to grapple with these questions. A collaboration between anarchist publishing collectives Occupied London and AK Press, this timely new volume traces Greece’s long moment of transition from the revolt of 2008 to the economic crisis that followed. In its twenty chapters, authors from around the world—including those on the ground in Greece—analyse how December became possible, exploring its legacies and the position of the social antagonist movement in face of the economic crisis and the arrival of the International Monetary Fund.
In the essays collected here, over two dozen writers offer historical analysis of the factors that gave birth to December and the potentialities it has opened up in face of the capitalist crisis. Yet the book also highlights the dilemmas the antagonist movement has been faced with since: the book is an open question and a call to the global antagonist movement, and its allies around the world, to radically rethink and redefine our tactics in a rapidly changing landscape where crises and potentialities are engaged in a fierce battle with an uncertain outcome.
Contributors include Vaso Makrygianni, Haris Tsavdaroglou, Christos Filippidis, Christos Giovanopoulos, TPTG, Metropolitan Sirens, Yannis Kallianos, Hara Kouki, Kirilov, Some of Us, Soula M., Christos Lynteris, Yiannis Kaplanis, David Graeber, Christos Boukalas, Alex Trocchi, Antonis Vradis, Dimitris Dalakoglou and the Occupied London Collective. Art and design by Leandros, Klara Jaya Brekke and Tim Simons. Edited by Antonis Vradis and Dimitris Dalakoglou of Occupied London.
Occupied London is an anarchist collective writing on all things urban. Since 2007, the collective has worked together to publish an irregular journal, offering a platform for discussion within the global social antagonist movement, and featuring contributions by writers and collectives from around the globe, including Nasser Abourahme, Zygmunt Bauman, Franco Berardi, Klara Jaya Brekke, Manuel Castells, Mike Davis, Dimitris Dalakoglou, Christos Filippidis, David Graeber, Richard Pithouse, Marina Sitrin, Antonis Vradis, and many, many more. Since 2008, the collective has maintained a wildly popular blog, “From the Greek Streets,” providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the urban revolt of December 2008 in Greece, and examining the impact and legacies of the revolt and the crisis that followed. (http://www.occupiedlondon.org | http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog)
AK Press is a worker-run, democratically-managed publisher of anarchist and radical literature. Founded in 1990, AK Press is a ten-person collective of committed anarchists, spread between Oakland, Baltimore, and Edinburgh, working hard to publish more than twenty new titles each year, and distributing thousands of other titles from like-minded publishers around the globe. (http://www.akpress.org | http://revolutionbythebook.akpress.org)
Occupied London on Tour!
Editors Antonis Vradis and Dimitris Dalakoglou will tour North America this April! A full list of dates and locations is here: http://www.revoltcrisis.org/speaking-tour-n-america-april-2011/
Additional events in the United Kingdom and in the European Union are being planned right now! Please email email@example.com if you want to host a stop on the tour!
A special appeal from AK Press and Occupied London to our friends and supporters: Spread the word!
As media-makers and propagandists for the wider anarchist and anatagonist movements worldwide, one of our responsibilities is to do our very best to make the voices of revolt and struggle heard around the globe. We consider this responsibility to be an honor and a privilege of the highest order. We try to plan our publishing schedule out many months in advance, so we can save and raise money to fund print runs, secure advance orders, and make sure that word gets out as widely as possible about all of our forthcoming titles! But from time to time, a project comes along that is special and timely enough to warrant working outside the normal channels of the book trade. Revolt and Crisis in Greece is one of those projects. Less than four weeks in production from start to finish, this collaboration between Occupied London and AK Press is an exciting last-minute addition to the AK Press publishing list (and to all of our publishing budgets!), so we’re depending on your advance orders to help us raise the money we need to cover the cost of printing!
We also need your help letting the world know about this exciting new project. If you have a blog, we encourage you to blog about the book. Newspapers, magazines, journals, and zines: please post announcements about the publication on your websites, or in print. Contact us about offering a special discount for your readers or subscribers! And, if you’re interested in writing a review of the book, or running an excerpt from the book, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work with you to arrange it. Forward this announcement far and wide. This book is an example of what happens when people collectivize and collaborate, and we need your help to make it a success!
Individual customers, preorder your copy from the AK Press website and get 25% off the US list price. Wholesale customers, we need your help too–and we’re offering a special 50% discount on any copies you preorder through AK Press Distribution (email@example.com). Get your copies today, and please help us spread the word!
This title is distributed to the trade by AK Press Distribution, but like all AK Press books, you can also order Revolt and Crisis from most major wholesalers, from Amazon.com, and from your local independent bookstore! Whatever channel you choose, do get a copy, you won’t regret it. (And, Friends of AK worldwide will receive a copy in an upcoming Friends package!)
If you are in the UK, visit AK Press UK at http://www.akuk.com to order copies for individuals or for trade distribution. In the rest of the world, please order directly from Occupied London, at http://www.revoltcrisis.org.
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