*Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a present yet to pass and a future
still to come*
April 2011 | $18 ? ?10 ? ?10 | 378 pages | ISBN: 9780983059714
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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.
[image: leandros small 212×300 Occupied London and AK Press present: Revolt
and Crisis in Greece
…and the back cover, by Leandros
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 |
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:
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
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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
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.