*Shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Prize, 2013*
From the pens of major figures of the anti-austerity movement, comes the first radical, collective manifesto of the new decade.
From participatory democracy to media reform, from direct action to communal living, What Are We Fighting For is a bold look at alternatives to the economic, social and political travesty of contemporary capitalism. Chapters from Owen Jones, David Graeber, John Holloway, Nina Power, Mark Fisher, Franco Berardi Bifo and Marina Sitrin show a multifaceted but collective desire for a better world.
Anarchists, communists, feminists and autonomists come together to inspire us to think beyond neoliberalism.
Federico Campagna is a writer and activist. He is one of the founders of the journal Through Europe and contributes to a number of magazines and radio programmes in Italy and the UK. He organised the 'What are we struggling for?' conference at the ICA, London, and is the editor of Franco Berardi Bifo's forthcoming reader. Emanuele Campiglio is a Researcher at the New Economics Foundation.
Preface Introduction Part 1 - New Economics 1. Michael Albert - Participatory Economics From Capitalism 2. Ann Pettifor - Let Ideas and Art Be International, Goods Be Homespun and Finance Primarily National 3. Milford Bateman - A New Local Financial System For Sustainable Communities 4. Shaun Chamberlin - The Struggle For Meaning Part 2 - New Governance 5. Richard Seymour - Towards a New Model Commune 6. Peter Hallward - The Dictatorship of the People 7. Mark J Smith - Practical Utopianism and Ecological Citizenship 8. Marina Sitrin - Occupy: Making Democracy a Question Part 3 - New Public 9. Owen Jones - New Class Politics 10. Hilary Wainwright - "An Excess of Democracy" 11. Dan Hind - A Program of Media Reform 12. Zillah Eisenstein - Renewing Intersectionality Part 4 - New Social Imagination 13. Mark Fisher - Post-Capitalist Desire 14. Franco Berardi Bifo - The Transversal Function of Disentaglement 15. Saul Newman - Why Do We Obey 16. Federico Campagna - Squandering Part 5 - Tactics of Struggle 17. David Graeber - Revolution of Common Sense 18. Nina Power - Winning the Media War 19. Alberto Toscano - Reforming the Unreformable 20. Solidarity Federation - Direct Action and Unmediated Struggle Afterword 21. John Holloway - Rage Against the Rule of Money Acknowledgments Index