Friends:

Team Colors Collective and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press are proud to announce the launch of the one-off online publication “In the Middle of a Whirlwind: 2008 Convention Protests, Movement and Movements”.

Whirlwinds provides detailed analysis, thoughtful criticism, and substantive writing on current organizing through an inquiry into movement in the United States. Through that process, Whirlwinds assembles a strategic analysis of current political composition as a tool for building political power. (A detailed summary of the project and contributors list follows this note.)

We begin and end with the question: Will you join us in the middle of a whirlwind?

• Communicate with the coordinators and contributors.
• Utilize materials contained within Whirlwinds in your own organizing.
• Participate in our discussion forums to critique or dialog around Whirlwinds contributions (forthcoming).
• Host or attend one of the many “Of Friends and Whirlwinds” events.
• Make a contribution toward the effort and sign up on the email list.
• Distribute this announcement and “Will you join us in the middle of a whirlwind?” posters and postcards; available at your local radical infoshop and from Team Colors.
• Create an affinity group to prepare for the upcoming convention protests this summer.
• Inquire into, research, investigate, document, organize around and amplify the winds – refusals, struggles, activities – circulating through your everyday lives and communities.

Whirlwinds is go; additional contributions, articles, and materials will appear in the weeks leading up to convention protests this summer and action reports and analysis will follow.

As our struggles swirl and become collective, the winds flowing through our lives and communities become a whirlwind.

Team Colors Collective
3 June 2008

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