I should start with an acknowledgement that this will not be an easy winter for many of us. While a record number of Americans voted for a return to reason and stability during unprecedented ignorance and chaos, COVID, despair, and Trumpism remain virulent. The hard work continues—as you all know.
Part of that work should be to continue reading and supporting this publication and PJSA’s two partner journals: the Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis (JTPP) and the Journal of Resistance Studies (JRS).
Important update for members attempting to access free JRS issues: If you are unable to access them once you are logged into JRS’s website (with the same email you use for PJSA purposes), make sure that you are at https://resistance-journal.org. This is the encrypted version of the site. Do not visit the http version. From there, click on “Downloads” at the top -> “My Account” -> “PJSA, IPRA, and EuPRA Members” on the bottom left -> PJSA members. You should see links to issues of JRS on your screen at this point. If this doesn’t work, and you are an active PJSA member, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
The latest (4th) issue of JTPP was published last August. Its publisher, Abhijit, sent an email soon after its publication with an attached e-Pub and PDF version, along with a link to access the content online. PJSA members can also purchase a print version for $15 plus postage.
A similar email will be sent out once the winter 2021 issue of JTPP rolls out the last week of February, so keep an eye out for it. Several PJSA members have contributed to this issue.
PJSA and JTPP are currently in talks to strengthen the partnership. You can help by telling your university library to subscribe.
I would like to close with a call for contributions. In the early days of the Trump administration, Dr. Laura Finley and I produced an anthology of various voices decrying the sexism (and the many other -isms) of Trump and his followers and enablers. We are planning a part-two on the future of Trumpism/how to stop it now that the Trump presidency is coming to a merciful end (even though a peaceful transition of power is far from certain at the time of this writing). This book will be part of PJSA’s Peace Studies: Edges and Innovations.
As always, be safe, wear a mask—not just for yourself but for others—and continue to rely on the things (nature, music, people, publications, etc.) that bring you joy in these perilous times.