Andrej Grubacic and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz join Whirlwinds

8 January 2010

Andrej Grubacic and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz join the Team Colors Collection Uses of a Whirlwind


Team Colors is pleased to announce that noted activist-scholars Andrej Grubacic and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be joining the collection Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States. The volume will be released by AK Press in June 2010 in conjunction with the US Social Forum in Detroit. 

Grubacic and Dunbar-Ortiz are writing the book’s extensive Preface, which will situate the collection within current radical literature and the last thirty years of political organizing.

About the Preface Authors:

Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist dissident and historian who has written prolifically on anarchism and the history of the Balkans. Following the collapse of Yugoslavia, Grubacic was based in Belgrade, before leaving his position as assistant lecturer of History at the University of Belgrade (due to tensions relating to his political activism) and relocating to the Fernand Braudel Center at SUNY Binghamton in New York, United States where he taught in the Sociology department.  His most recent book Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical History with Staughton Lynd has met with great acclaim (PM Press, 2008). 

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma where her paternal grandfather had been an organizer for the IWW.  She is a writer, historian, teacher, and long-time leftist organizer, beginning in the 1960s. Recently retired as a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay, she lives in San Francisco.  She is the author of numerous books and articles on indigenous peoples, including Indians of the Americas:  Human Rights and Self-Determination and Roots of Resistance:  History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, as well as a historical memoir trilogy:  Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie; Outlaw Woman; and Blood on the Border.

We look forward to having Grubacic’s and Dunbar-Ortiz’s words in the pages of Uses of a Whirlwind.


Craig Hughes, Stevie Peace, Kevin Van Meter, and Benjamin Holtzman

Team Colors Collective –



Uses of a Whirlwind –

AK Press Publishing & Distribution –

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One Response to “Andrej Grubacic and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz join Whirlwinds”

  1. Thivai Says:

    i’m looking forward to this book–saw the announcement on Revolution by the Book!

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