STIR magazine – print edition launch
Date(s) - 20/04/2013
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stir Magazine is an online magazine that features articles and interviews on the international co-operative movement, the emergence of the commons and collaborative networks, and other community-orientated alternatives in technology, agriculture, food, sports, energy, education and other important aspects of our lives.
The first issue features filmmaker and activist Leah Borromeo writing about her film Cotton: Dirty White Gold and why 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995 — one every 30 minutes. Fergus Walker of the Fife Diet — Europe’s largest local food movement — talks about how engineering and design (his People-Powered Flour Mill) can be used for social change, and organiser and lawyer Marina Sitrin explains how members of the Argentinean Recuperated Factories movement have recently supported Greek workers to transform their factories into cooperatives.
As a response to the global food waste scandal — with up to 20 million tonnes wasted in the UK every year — the Feeding the 5000 team explain how we can get involved in the Gleaning Network and join the ‘Arable Spring’. In an interview with journalist Nicholas Shaxson, author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World, he talks about how the work of the Tax Justice Network undermines the argument for austerity and how tax avoidance is central to our global economy, while resistance to this offshore industry is captured in the efforts of the activists US Uncut in Karin Hayes’ film We’re Not Broke.
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