The Voice of the Turtle

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About: The Voice of the Turtle is an online journal of left-wing politics and culture. Its Editors are scattered across the face of the globe, in San Francisco, California and Ithaca, New York; Oxford, England and Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England, and – from time to time – Harare, Zimbabwe. The Turtle edits and publishes material as it comes in to our shifting Headquarters. In most of the months of the year, a Monthly Missive informs those who subscribe to the Turtle’s email list of the latest developments on the site.

Although extremely opinionated, the Turtle aspires to be eclectic and non-sectarian in outlook. We would rather see a hundred flowers of criticism and discussion bloom than assert and defend a monolithic party line. The Turtle has no formal ties or associations with any political organisation, though our interest in and general sympathy for movements like the People’s Global Action and The Cobbler newspaper in upstate New York, with which we frequently share material, is apparent.

The Contributors to the Turtle are therefore a diverse bunch. They range from a smattering of Blairistas on our Right wing to some Trotskyist militants on our Left, with an assortment of social-democrats, greens, socialists, feminists, anarchists, anti-globalisation activists, musicians, drunkards and poets along the way. Some have jobs for which they should feel more ashamed than they do; others are quite unemployable. They are all equally welcome in these pages, and we hope they feel at home here.

All contributions are voluntary. The Turtle tries to live outside the cash economy as much as is possible, and is neither willing nor able to pay our contributors for the articles published. We are therefore enormously grateful for the time and energy the Friends of the Turtle have put into the site over the years, and extend our thanks to them once again here. (full text).

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