The stifling air of rigid radicalism

A similar excerpt was first published in The New Inquiry in March 2018. Capitalism, colonialism and heteropatriarchy make us sick. Are our responses healing us? Are our actions generating wellbeing for others? Or are we unintentionally reproducing the kind of relationships that made us sick in the first place? —Zainab Amadahy[1] Puritanism, in whatever expression, …

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Feeling Powers Growing: An Interview with Silvia Federici

This interview with Silvia Federici was conducted in early 2016 by carla bergman and Nick Montgomery for Joyful Militancy. For this interview we (Nick and carla) sent a ‘preamble’ outlining some of the ideas behind our book project, and had a conversation with based on the themes of our book and Federici's other work. Silvia Federici: …

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Breaking down the walls around each other: interview with Kelsey Cham C.

Kelsey Cham C. was one of the first people interviewed by carla and Nick for the Joyful Militancy project, back in early 2014. This interview is included as an appendix in the book. carla and Nick (c&N): One of the things we’re trying to think through with the notion of sad militancy is the way that Empire gets …

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The very notion of militancy changed in me: an interview with Gustavo Esteva

This interview with Gustavo Esteva was conducted in 2014 by carla bergman and Nick Montgomery for Joyful Militancy. For this email interview we (Nick and carla) sent a ‘preamble’ outlining some of the ideas behind our book project, and then included a series of questions based on Esteva’s other writings. As time went on in the …

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“To change the dominant reality, it is very difficult, next to impossible. To create something radically new is feasible. You can do that tomorrow.” -- Gustavo Esteva THE SITUATION: We are inviting you to join a collective of monthly supporters for Gustavo Esteva, who at the age of 81 has lost his main source of …

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