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Lessons From a Successful Resistance Movement: Ramsey Kanaan

How the UK's Anti-Poll Tax Campaign Was Won

Ramsey Kanaan founed AK Press as a teenager, after discovering punk rock and anarchism.  In 2008 he co-founded PM Press.  In this talk and the following Q&A session, Ramsey discusses how a core group of 30 organizers successfully catalyzed a mass-movement in the UK to resist the poll tax, under Margaret Thatcher. The presentation was filmed by JJ Noire.]


 Joseph Matthews reading an excerpt from Everyone Has Their Reasons


"A tragic, gripping Orwellian tale of an orphan turned assassin in pre-World War II Paris. Based on the true story of the Jewish teen Hitler blamed for Kristallnacht, it's a wild ride through the underside of Europe as the storm clouds of the Holocaust gather.  Not to be missed!”
—Terry Bisson, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of Fire on the Mountain

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Watch an interivew with Joseph Matthews
Buy Everyone Has Their Reasons

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary— The New Yorker

 

"Last summer, five months after being released from prison, Albert Woodfox went to Harlem. It was there, in 1969, during his last week of freedom, that he met members of the Black Panther Party for the first time. He had been mesmerized by the way they talked and moved. “I had always sensed, even among the most confident black people, that their fear was right there at the top, ready to overwhelm them,” he told me. “It was the first time I’d ever seen black folk who were not afraid.”Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker

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Buy The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation DVD
 
Buy From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King

 

Check out Andrej Grubacic speaking 'On An Anarchist History of Capitalism'

 

Andrej is the author of Don't Mourn, Balkanize!: Essays After Yugoslavia, editor of From Here To There: The Staughton Lynd Reader, and co-author of Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism, and Radical History. Watch his talk 'On An Anarchist History Capitalism' at the O.C. Anarchist Bookfair, 2016. 

 

Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist dissident and historian who has written prolifically on anarchism and the history of the Balkans. He is a lecturer at the ZMedia Institute and University of San Francisco.

 

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Buy Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism, and Radical History
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