- Category: IS Network
- Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2013
- Written by IS Network
All copies of Cactus 'issue zero' have now been sold. We're now beginning a discussion about where next for Cactus.
Issue zero? What's that?
This is not a launch issue. It is an experiment – a prototype. It is one version of what a publication could look like, to discuss, debate and tear apart if need be. It is, in itself, a hopefully useful and interesting collection of articles, but it is also the start of a conversation we need to have about what we want to publish, how, when and why. We hope it will get people talking and writing, both online and locally. We’re also planning some kind of national meeting for everyone who wants to be involved in shaping and producing issue 1.
So what's in Cactus? The contents list:
What does the fall of Morsi mean for Egypt’s revolution? Interview with Hannah Elsisi in Cairo
A movement that has achieved something – report from Brazil Jamie Allinson
Edward Snowden and the strange bedfellows Penny Schenk
Some thoughts on the People’s Assembly Paris Thompson
Killing for profit in Bangladesh Toni M
We need to go beyond marriage equality Maxi B
Oppression and liberation
Violence against women Toni M
On believing women who allege rape Rosie Warren
Race, gender and class Brenna Bhandar
Toward a modern, emancipatory socialist perspective on disability Matthew Bond and Penny Schenk
Self-organisation, safe space and the revolutionary party Maxi B
Where now for the left?
What is the IS Network for? Richard Seymour
Building a movement today Simon Hardy
Left Unity and the need for a broad party Tim Nelson and Paris Thompson
What does it mean to be radical? Terry Conway
Notes on the working class in Britain Jules Alford
The culture question Ben Watson