Bill Resnick speaks with Arne Jungjohan, a senior advisor for energy of the German Green Party and Director for the Environment and Global Dialogue Program of the Boell Foundation. They discuss the achievements of German community, green, and anti-nuke movements in reconstructing the energy system that has reduced greenhouse gases and created the possibilities of truly democratic local institutions with energy cooperatives in the lead.
Larry Bowlden reviews the coming-of-age-in-the-seventies book by Jessica Anya Blau, The Summer of Naked Swim Parties. While those who were adults in the 1970s found the era liberating, Blau offers well-written and humorous reflections on the difficulties of too-early introduction to sex and drugs.
Laurie Mercier talks with Azfar Hussain, Bangladeshi writer and activist, about his forthcoming book The Politics of Sites, Subjects, and Scenes: Micronarratives and Other Essays, a collection of short texts that combine anecdote, story, and theory, and are meant to illuminate activist struggles against capitalism, imperialism, racism, and patriarchy. He also reads his translation of a poem by Marxist Faiz Ahmed Faiz.