Labor Radio on 07/12/10
“We are in the middle of a whirlwind of struggle and opportunities for fundamental change abound; it’s just a question of how we use them.” Or so say the members of Team Colors, a self-described “militant research” collective, who have just released a provocative new book called Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States. Team Colors says it aims “to provide 'strategic analysis for intervention into everyday life'.” The dozens of essays collected in the book offer glimpses into some of the most exciting contemporary social movements in the U.S. and a lot of sharp analysis about the challenges and strategies in what Team Colors calls “the ongoing war against state and capital.” On Monday, July 12th, on Labor Radio we hear from some of the book’s editors and contributors, including reflections on the work of Family Farm Defenders, Domestic Workers United, Student/Farmworker Alliance, and more.
- Kevin Van Meter, Stevie Peace, and Craig Hughes, members of Team Colors and co-editors of the book
- John Peck, Executive Director of Family Farm Defenders
- Priscilla Gonzalez, Director of Domestic Workers United
- Marc Rodrigues, National Co-Coordinator with the Student/Farmworker Alliance
- Brian Marks, scholar of Geography and Development