Come join the BREAKING DOWN THE BARRICADES TOUR 2012-13 with scott crow giving a special presentation talking about his book Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective .
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scott crow, author of Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective (PM Press, 2011), will read from the book and speak about anarchist organizing!
This presentation will show what ordinary people can do to change their own worlds when governments fail. This workshop draws from experiences of an organization called the Common Ground Collective which formed after hurricane Katrina in response to the disaster. It was an organization based on the ideas and practices of the Black Panther Party, the Zapatistas and anarchism which sought to build/rebuild infrastructure to address the immediate problems (creating medical clinics, free schools, women's centers, and eviction defense to worker coops and other service programs) as well as offering long term support to marginalized communities to build their own community based power.
“It is a brilliant, detailed, and humble book written with total frankness and at the same time a revolutionary poet’s passion. It makes the reader feel that we too, with our emergency heart as our guide, can do anything; we only need to begin.”
—Marina Sitrin, author of Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina
“This book is a key document in that real and a remarkable story of an activist’s personal and philosophical evolution.”
—Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
“This is a compelling tale for our times.”
—Bill Ayers, author of Fugitive Days
“ … crow is a puppetmaster...”
--Federal Bureau of Investigation
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