[OPE] Turbulence 5 Online Today

From: Gerald Levy <jerry_levy@verizon.net>
Date: Fri Dec 04 2009 - 07:59:34 EST

>From a former member. The current issue can be downloaded for free.
Also, if you follow the link below for resources, you can find the link
to download for free the book _Upsetting the Offset: The Political
Economy of Carbon Markets_ by Steffen Bohm and Siddhartha Dabhi.

In solidarity, Jerry

----- Original Message -----
From: Massimo De Angelis
Subject: Fwd: Turbulence 5 Online Today

Dear all

check this out


Begin forwarded message:

Until recently, anyone who suggested nationalising the banks would have been
derided as a ‘quack’ and a ‘crank’, as lacking the most basic understanding
of the functioning of a ‘complex, globalised world’. The grip of ‘orthodoxy’
disqualified the idea, and many more, without the need even to offer a
And yet, in this time of intersecting crises, when it seems like everything
could, and should, have changed, it paradoxically feels as though very
little has. Individuals and companies have hunkered down to try and ride out
the crisis. Nationalisations and government spending have been used to
prevent change, not initiate it. Anger and protest have erupted around
different aspects of the crises, but no common or consistent reaction has
seemed able to cohere. We appear unable to move on.
For many years, social movements could meet and recognise one another on the
*common ground* of rejecting neoliberalism, society’s old *middle ground* --
those discourses and practices that defined the centre of the political
field. The crisis of the middle has meant a crumbling of the common.
And what now? Will neoliberalism continue to stumble on without direction,
zombie-like? Or, is it time for something completely different?
Turbulence, ‘Life in limbo?’
Gifford Hartman, ‘California in Crisis: Everything touched by capital turns
Bini Adamczak and Anna Dost, ‘What would it mean to lose? On the history of
actually-existing failure’
Frieder Otto Wolf and Tadzio Mueller, ‘Green New Deal: Dead end or pathway
beyond capitalism?’
p.m., ‘It’s all about potatoes and computers: Recipes for the cook-shops of
the future’
Colectivo Situaciones, ‘Disquiet in the impasse’
George Caffentzis, ‘‘Everything must change so that everything can stay the
same’: Notes on Obama’s Energy Plan’
Walter Mignolo, ‘The communal and the decolonial’
Massimo De Angelis, ‘The tragedy of the capitalist commons’
Rebecca Solnit, ‘Falling Together’
Rodrigo Nunes, ‘What were you wrong about ten years ago?’
…a collection of texts, ten years after the protests against the World Trade
Organisation in Seattle, asking people from across the global movement,
‘What were you wrong about ten years ago?’, at t-10.
Contributors to the feature are: David Solnit, Gustavo Esteva, Emir Sader,
Phil McLeish, Rubia Salgado, João Pedro Stédile, A CrimethInc ex-Worker,
Precarias a la Deriva, Trevor Ngwane, Marcela and Oscar Olivera, Heloisa
Primavera, Chris Carlsson, The Free Association, David Bleakney, Olivier de
Marcellus, Go Hirasawa and Sabu Kohso, John Clarke, Guy Taylor, Thomas
Seibert, Dr Simon Lewis, Amador Fernández-Savater.
The Issue is illustrated by the photo series ‘Flat Horizon’ by Marcos Vilas
Turbulence: Ideas for Movement are: David Harvie, Keir Milburn, Tadzio
Mueller, Rodrigo Nunes, Michal Osterweil, Kay Summer, Ben Trott.
Copies can be ordered from editors@turbulence.org.uk
Turbulence is free, but we ask that you make a donation towards postage:
http://turbulence.org.uk/donate/ (any additional donations greatly
All texts are also freely available via our website as of today.
A collection of resources to help publicise the issue (posters, flyers,
web-banners, etc…) can be found here:
Get in touch if you can help out translating any of the articles in this
issue. editors@turbulence.org.uk
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