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New Formulation Contributors

Ashanti AlstonAshanti Alston is a former member of the Black Panther Party and former prisoner-of-war (Black Liberation Army). He is presently a member of Estación Libre/People of Color Zapatista Support Group, a board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, the Northeast U.S. Coordinator for Critical Resistance, participant in the Anarchist/Anti-Authoritarian People of Color Study Group, and grandfather.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003

Towards a Vibrant & Broad African-Based Anarchism
Review of Post-Colonial African Theory and Practice: Wole Soyinka's Anarchism by Joseph Walunywa and African Anarchism: The History of a Movement by Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey

Randall AmsterRandall Amster is a professor of Peace Studies and Social Thought at Prescott College in northern Arizona. His research interests and activist endeavors focus upon anarchism, ecology, utopia, resistance, homelessness, public space, globalization, peace movements, radical pedagogy, and community building.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Breaking the Law: Anti-authoritarian Visions of Crime and Justice
Review of Restorative Justice: Healing the Foundations of Our Everyday Lives by Dennis Sullivan and Larry Tifft and The Struggle to be Human: Crime, Criminology, and Anarchism by Larry Tifft and Dennis Sullivan

Volume One, Number Two --- June 2002

Globalization and its Discontents
Review of The Battle in Seattle: The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations by Janet Thomas and Tearing Down the Streets: Adventures in Urban Anarchy by Jeff Ferrell

Kai Lumumba Barrow is a visual and performance artist and organizer. Her project, “Gallery of the Streets,” uses collaborative community-based installation as an organizing tool. She is a trainer/facilitator in areas such as mass action, organizational development, and social justice issue campaigns—primarily focused on the prison industrial complex. Kai is the mom of one adult, one teenager, and one puppy. She serves as a co-coordinator for Critical Resistance-New York City.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Liberatory Art and Authentic Collaboration
Review of One Place After Another: Site Specific Art and Locational Identity by Miwon Kwon and Art on the Line: Essays by Artists about the Point Where Their Art and Activism Intersect by Jack Hirschman (editor)

Lex BhagatLex Bhagat is an artist and writer living in Grafton, New York. He is currently working on a book, Sound Generation: Recording - Tradition - Politics, to be published by Chronoplastics in late 2002.

Volume One, Number Two --- June 2002

Water/Power
Review of Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit by Vandana Shiva, Reflected in Water: A Crisis in Social Responsibility by Colin Ward, and Ripples of the Society: People's Movements in Watershed Development in India by Prem Sharma

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001

The Police/Prison Edifice
Review of Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis by Christian Parenti and The Perpetual Prisoner Machine by Joel Dyer

Geert DhondtGeert Dhondt is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he teaches at the Social Thought and Political Economy Program. He is a staff economist with the Center for Popular Economics. He is a member of the Up The Ante! editorial collective and of Bring the Ruckus.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Toward an American Revolutionary Praxis
Review of How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev, Race Traitor by Noel Ignatiev and John Garvey (editors), and The Lesson of The Hour: Wendell Phillips on Abolition and Strategy by Noel Ignatiev (editor)

Participatory Economics: A Theoretical Alternative to Capitalism
Review of Parecon: Life After Capitalism by Michael Albert, Thinking Forward: Learning to Conceptualize Economic Vision by Michael Albert, and Moving Forward: Program for a Participatory Economy by Michael Albert

In Dutch: Participerende economie: een theoretisch alternatief voor het kapitalisme


Salvatore Engel-Di MauroSalvatore Engel-Di Mauro is an environmental geography instructor at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He studies the relationship between gender and class and environmental degradation in connection with the capitalist world-system of national states, concentrating on eastern Europe. He has been involved in a variety of anarchist projects, including the Atlantic Anarchist Circle. His most recent projects include critical analyses of NATO and the European Union’s expansionism as new imperialistic and environmentally destructive processes.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Market Socialist Delusions of Fair and Just Markets
Review of On the Political Economy of Market Socialism: Essays and Analyses by James A. Yunker and Market Socialism: The Debate among Socialists by Bertell Ollman (editor)


Sureyyya EvrenSureyyya Evren has written many novels, stories, poems, essays, and critical analyses (all in Turkish). He is also one of the founders of Karasin Anarchist Publications. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Appropriating “Another World”
Review of The Anti-Capitalism Reader: Imagining a Geography of Opposition by Joel Schalit (editor), Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-Capitalism by David McNally, and From ACT UP to the WTO: Urban Protest and Community Building in the Era of Globalization by Benjamin Shepard and Ronald Hayduk (editors)


Luis FernandezLuis Fernandez is a doctoral student and instructor at the School of Justices Studies at Arizona State University. His academic interests include social movements, anti-globalization, the policing of protest, social control, and radical thought.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Social Control, Repression, and the Role of the State: Controlling Radical Movements
Review of Talking Liberties: Prison, Policing, and Surveillance in an Age of Crisis by Christian Parenti, In a Pig’s Eye: Reflections on the Police State, Repression, and Native America by Ward Churchill, and Visions of Social Control: Crime, Punishment, and Classification by Stanley Cohen


Michael GlavinMichael Glavin has been an active part of various anarchist projects over the years including the Youth Greens, Free Society, and the Anarchist Black Cross. He currently lives and thinks in Brooklyn, New York.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Power, Subjectivity, Resistance: Three Works on Postmodern Anarchism
Review of From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power by Saul Newman, The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism by Todd May, and Postmodern Anarchism by Lewis Call

 


Paul GlavinPaul Glavin has been part of the Free Society Journal Collective, the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation, efforts to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, and numerous collectives and organizing projects over the years. He currently works with the Institute for Anarchist Studies and enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003

The State in Hyper-Drive: the Post-September 11th U.S.
Review of Silencing Political Dissent: How Post-September 11th Anti-Terrorism Measures Threaten our Civil Liberties by Nancy Chang, The Terrorism Trap: September 11th and Beyond by Michael Parenti, and Terrorism and War by Howard Zinn

En español: El Estado a Marcha Forzada: Los Estados Unidos después del 11 de setiembre

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001

The Panther Insurgency
Review of Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Panthers and their Legacy by Kathleen Cleaver and George Katsiaficas (editors) and All Power to the People: The Black Panther Party and Beyond directed by Lee Lew-Lee

Uri GordonUri Gordon is an Israeli activist currently based in Oxford, UK. He has been working with the local anti-war group, on strengthening ties between Israeli and European radicals through the Peoples' Global Action Network, and promoting the European Social Consulta Project. In his spare time he is developing an anarchist theory of democracy for his doctoral thesis.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003

Chasing the Tornado
Review of The Trajectory of Change by Michael Albert, Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising by Starhawk, and Change the World Without Taking Power by John Holloway

 


Eric LaursenEric Laursen is a longtime writer, editor, and activist based in New York City. He has contributed to a wide variety of publications and is currently researching a book on social welfare provision in a stateless society. He is a member of the M27 Coalition and Direct Action Palestine.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

The Legacy of the Lodges: Mutual Aid and Consumer Society
Review of From Mutual Aid to Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967 by David T. Beito, A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America by Lizabeth Cohen, and The Consumer Society Reader by Juliet B. Schor and Douglas B. Holt
(editors)

Fernando LópezFernando López is a longtime anarchist and presently lives in Buenos Aires with his daughter. He is an active member of the Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura Izquierdas en Argentina, a radical archive specializing in the history of the Left.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

New Argentine Social Movements: Logic and History
Review of La hipótesis 891. Más allá de los Piquetes (Hypothesis 891: Beyond the Pickets) by Colectivo Situaciones and MTD de Solano and Genealogía de la Revuelta: Argentina, la sociedad en movimiento (Genealogy of the Revolt: Argentina, Society in Movement) by Raúl Zibechi

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003

Anarchism and the Argentine Labor Movement: Two New Studies
Review of Anarquistas: Cultura y Política Libertaria en Buenos Aires 1890-1910 by Juan Suriano and La Estrategia de la Clase Obrera 1936 by Nicolás Iñigo Carrera

Chuck MorseChuck Morse founded the Institute for Anarchist Studies, teaches at the Institute for Social Ecology, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Magonismo: An Overview
Review of El magonismo: historia de una pasión libertaria, 1900-1922 (Magonism: History of a Libertarian Passion, 1900-1922) by Salvador Hernández Padilla and El fenómeno magonista en México y en Estados Unidos 1905-1908 (The Magonist Phenomenon in Mexico and the United States 1905-1908) by Ricardo Cuauhtémoc Esparza Valdivia

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003

Latin American Anarchism
Review of Cronica Anarquista de la Subversion Olvidada by Oscar Ortiz and Contribución a una Historia del Anarquismo en América Latina by Luis Vitale, Anarquismo y Anarcosindicalismo en América Latina by Alfredo Gómez, and Anarquistas en América Latina by David Viñas

(Interview) Resistencia Libertaria: Anarchist Opposition to the Last Argentine Dictatorship

Resistencia Libertaria - La oposición anarquista a la última dictadura argentina

Greek Translation

Volume One, Number Two --- June 2002

Theory of the Anti-Globalization Movement, Part II
Review of On Fire: The Battle of Genoa and the Anti-capitalist Movement by Various Authors and The Battle of Seattle: The New Challenge to Capitalist Globalization by Eddie Yuen, George Katsiaficas, and Daniel Burton Rose (editors)

Insurgent Mexico
Review of Mexico under Siege: Popular Resistance to Presidential Despotism by Ross Gandy and Donald Hodges and Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico by Bill Weinberg

En español: México Insurgente (traducción por Libertus Radix)

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001

Theory of the Anti-Globalization Movement
Review of Naming the Enemy: Anti-Corporate Movements Confront Globalization by Amory Starr and Globalization from Below: The Power of Solidarity by Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith

An Anti-Authoritarian Response to the War Efforts (with Marina Sitrin).

In Spanish: Respuesta Anti-autoritaria a las Acciones de la Guerra


Ramor Ryan is an Irish anarchist writer living between Chiapas, Mexico and New York City. In Chiapas he works as a water technician serving Zapatista communities. He has written for a wide variety of radical newspapers, magazines, and books. His forthcoming book, Globalization and its Discontents, will be published later this year.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003

The Writer as Freedom Fighter, The Freedom Fighter as Writer
Review of True Crimes: Rodolfo Walsh - The Life and Times of a Radical Intellectual by Michael McCaughan and Our Word is Our Weapon: The Collected Writings of Subcomandante Marcos by Juana Ponce de Leon (editor)

Erin RoysterErin Royster teaches workshops connecting capitalist economics to agricultural development at the Institute for Social Ecology in Plainfield, Vermont. She also works with the Institute's Development Office as well as coordinates its Community Food Project and its residential program in Sustainable Design, Building and Land Use.

Volume One, Number Two --- June 2002

Agriculture and Resistance
Review of Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba by Fernando Funes, Luis Garcia, Martin Bourque, Nilda Perez, and Peter Rosset (editors) and Urban Wilds: Gardeners' Stories of the Struggle for Land and Justice by Clea (editor)

Andréa Schmidt lives and works in Montreal. She is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Anarchist Studies.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Anarchist Approaches to Anti-Colonial Struggles: French Anarchists and the Algerian War by Andréa Schmidt
Review of Les anarchistes français face aux guerres coloniales (1945 - 1962) (French Anarchists Confronted by the Colonial Wars (1945 - 1962)) by Sylvain Boulouque and Les camarades des frères: Trotskistes et libertaires dans la guerre d’Algérie (The Brothers’ Comrades: Trotskyists and Anti-Authoritarians in the Algerian War) by Sylvain Pattieu


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Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

The Revolution Will Not be Engineered: Community Planning, Rationality, and the Quest for Utopia
Review of Sustainable Communities: The Potential for Eco-Neighborhoods by Hugh Barton (editor) and Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott

Marina Sitrin is an activist with the Direct Action Network and the People's Law Collective (New York).

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001


Lesley WoodLesley Wood recently moved back to Toronto from New York City where she was involved with the Immigrant Justice Solidarity Network and the Direct Action Network. She is currently attempting to finish her dissertation.

Volume Two, Number Two --- Winter - Spring 2004

Spaces of Solidarity: Infoshops, the Suburbs, and the French Revolution
Review of Insurgent Identities: Class, Community, and Protest in Paris from 1848 to the Commune by Roger Gould and Schism and Solidarity in Social Movements: The Politics of Labor in the French Third Republic by Christopher K. Ansell

Priscilla YaminPriscilla Yamin is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the New School for Social Research. She has been involved in various feminist and anarchist projects, and has recently joined the board of the Alternatives to Marriage Project.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003

Towards an Anti-Authoritarian Critique of Marriage
Review of Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation by Nancy Cott, The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture by Elizabeth Freeman, and Unmarried to Each Other: The Essential Guide to Living Together as an Unmarried Couple by Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller