Democracy Street political magazine was created in summer 2013 by a group of writers, journalists and political researchers and theorists. The Democracy Street team focuses on campaigning for social emancipation, promoting the project of collective and individual autonomy, aiming to the self-transformation of society, recognizing the creative and non-determinable nature of the socio-political realm. Democracy Street consists of a collectivity of local campaign groups based in England, Greece, Netherlands and Sweden. It operates on a voluntary basis and issues twice a year. The first issue of is now available.
Mexican student activists Sandra Patargo and Eduardo Velasco (involved in the movement #YoSoy132) are interviewed by Levi Misli. They talk about the teachers’ struggle in Mexico and recount their visit to the Zapatista rebel territory this summer where they participated in the new initiative of the EZLN, the “Escuelitas”.
Words from both sides of the Wall is a fieldwork of an activist who visited the West Bank (Palestine) and talks about the living conditions of the Palestinians and the defeatist spirit of many Israeli activists who resist militarism. The central question of the piece is the anarchist stance towards the creation of a Palestinian nation-state.
The rest of the articles are concerned with political theory and deal with a variety of issues, such like political apathy, multiculturalism, racism, the work ethic, as well as the European Union and direct democracy.
Points of distribution:
- London: Freedom Bookstore (Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street), and available at the Anarchist Bookfair 2013 (London).
- Amsterdam: Anarchistische Bibliotheek (Bollox, Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16)