Along with my brilliant co-editors Kate Khatib and Mike McGuire, I’ve been working on this book We Are Many: Critical Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation for the whole of 2012. And it comes out this weekend. I’m incredibly proud of it.
I’m proud of it because it, like the Occupy movement itself, is inspiring and diverse, with contributors who are academics, activists, creatives, and just people who were swept up by the movement. What sets this book aside from all the Occupy books coming out is that this book contains contributions pretty much exclusively from folks who were a part of the movement. This is not some book written by professional activists or theoreticians standing aside trying to tell of us what to do. This book was written by people who were at the general assemblies and general strikes. I was particularly happy to work with folks who aren’t professional writers to get their movement stories included.
It’s got Molly Crabapple and Unwoman alongside David Graeber and CrimethInc. It’s got insurrection from Bay of Rage and it’s got Cindy Milstein tying occupy anarchism back to the anti-globalization movement.
Anyhow, it’s out this weekend. I’ll be doing two events in Minneapolis for its release: one at the University of Minnesota Thursday, Sep 13 at 6:30, Blegen Hall – room 150, the other is Sep 15, 5pm at the Twin Cities Anarchist Bookfair. Only the latter will actually have copies of the book, sadly.