This is an open call for articles, inks, digital media or audio files on the topic of insurgency.
The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2004, and writers/artists will have a month to put together the final product.
The work will appear in the first issue of Galeropia, a digital magazine produced by Why War? http://why-war.com/>. Galeropia’s vision is a nonviolent theory and practice more potent than the prevailing reliance on polemics and death. Our method will be a targeted expansion of the movement’s self-knowledge, aesthetics and practice. Each issue of Galeropia will be released without prohibitive copyrights, both online and in print.1
We invite all interested individuals to send a proposal, thesis or sketch to email@example.com by May 15, 2004.
Our topic for the first issue, “insurgency,” is intentionally broad. The OED defines insurgency as “the tendency to rise in revolt,” and an insurgent as “one who rises in revolt against constituted authority; a rebel who is recognized as a belligerent.” Such a topic could cover a range of issues from the United States to Iraq, movements from anti-war to fair trade to race and gender theory, styles from Socratic discourse to hip-hop spoken word.
“Although it is true that this counterthought attests to an absolute solitude, it is an extremely populous solitude, like the desert itself, a solitude already intertwined with a people to come, one that invokes and awaits that people, existing only through it, though it is not yet here.” —Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus
Why War? is a nonprofit think tank promoting counterthought. Why War’s work has consistently provoked intelligent and effective activism. Our recent campaign against electronic voting machine manufacturer Diebold sparked an international nonviolent civil disobedience campaign that was covered in every major newspaper and led to dramatic cutbacks in the use of electronic voting in the United States.2 We invite you to take part in our newest creation: Galeropia.
Questions about the topic or any other concerns should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to release your work under a license other than free-use, we can create a custom Creative Commons or copyleft for your work.
“Targeting Diebold with Electronic Civil Disobedience”