STIR - www.stirtoaction.com - is an online magazine that promotes the most inspiring and innovative community-led responses to the financial crisis, climate change and other contemporary challenges.
It features communities creating their own local currencies, raising community-shares to build solar power stations, establishing grassroots media initiatives, transforming derelict land into community food gardens, finding ways to manage resources collectively, and sharing their stories and ideas in a global network.
What’s the free book about?
The book will feature a selection of the most inspiring and transformative stories we have gathered since starting the magazine. The book will be FREE and distributed to the campaigners and activists who are working towards social change.
David Boyle (fellow at the New Economics Foundation) - Money and Wealth: How to Heal the Disconnect
Simon Critchley (Philosopher and teacher at the New School) - Interview about his book and the Occupy movement.
David Bollier (Commons advocate and activist) - The Commons: From the Margins to the Mainstream
George McKay (Author and teacher of Cultural Studies) - Sod it! Radical Gardening
Marianne Maeckelbergh (Author and Activist) - Occupy the US: Musings on Horizontal Decision-Making
Nina Power (Author and Activist) - Riot City: Protest and Rebellion in the Capital Review -
Raj Patel (Author and Activist) - Interview on Stuffed and Starved and the Value of Nothing
Glyn Moody (Author and Activist) - The Struggle Between Copyright and the Internet
James John Bell & J Cookson (SmartMeme Studios) - Changing the world by changing the story
Brian Van Slyke (Co-opoly Founder and Activist) - Monopoly Presents the Problem. Co-opoly Presents the Solution
Guppi Bola & Bethan Graham (Activists) - Bring it to the Table: Creating Justice Through Food
Derek Wall (Green Party Activist) - Nonmarket Socialism
Megan Saunders - The Real Food Store (community-owned bakery, cafe, shop)
What will the money (funds) do?
It will pay for a print run of the book through Calverts — a print co-operative based in London. It will enable us to commission artists to illustrate the articles and interviews in the book, and also reward future contributors.
You contributing at the £20 level or more will allow us to make the book freely available, and get it into the hands of the campaigners, transitioners, occupiers, and general movers and shakers who want to change their communities for the better.
What if we hit the £5,000 target?
Keep giving! The more funds we raise the more books we publish and distribute, and the bigger impact we can make in spreading these practical ideas. It will also be a great help in supporting the launch of the book, expand the magazine and run workshops.
Don't forget about the amazing rewards we have to say thanks for backing our project...
A copy of the book (sample cover - it is currently being designed!!)
STIR t-shirt designed by illustrator Edd Baldry
A STIR tote bag designed by JustSeeds artist Santiago Armengod
Weekend exploring Transition Totnes, Riverford Organic Farm and Dartington village staying at Appalachian Spring B&B
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