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Guerrilla USA

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amp;quote,We are cozy cuddly/armed and dangerous/and we will/raze the fucking prisons/to the ground.&quote, In an attempt to d... Weiterlesen
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amp;quote,We are cozy cuddly/armed and dangerous/and we will/raze the fucking prisons/to the ground.&quote, In an attempt to deliver on this promise, the George Jackson Brigade launched a violent three-year campaign in the mid-1970s against corporate and state institutions in the Pacific Northwest. This campaign, conceived by a group of blacks and whites, both straight and gay, claimed fourteen bombings, as many bank robberies, and a jailbreak. Drawing on extensive interviews with surviving members of the George Jackson Brigade, Guerrilla USA provides an inside-out perspective on the social movements of the 1970s, revealing the whole era in a new and more complex light. It is also a compelling exploration of the true nature of crime and a provocative meditation on the tension between self-restraint and anger in the process of social change.


Daniel Burton-Rose is the editor of Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade, and coeditor, with Dan Pens and Paul Wright, of The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry, among other books.


List of Illustrations

I. Origins

1. Conceptions of Revolution and Violence, 1961-1967
2. A Cresting Wave, 1967-1970
3. Delivering on Threats, 1971-1975

IIa. Consciousness: Comrade Criminal

4. A Child Prodigy
5. Jailhouse Lawyer
6. Strike!
7. A Rebel and a Cause
8. The Destroyer's Creation

IIb. Consciousness: Sister Subverter

9. Woman over the Edge of Crime
10. Women's Work
11. Inside Out
12. Days and Nights of Love and War
13. New York, New York

III. Underground

14. Liberating the New World from the Old
15. Invitation to a Bombing
16. A Night without City Light
17. Dog Day Afternoon
18. Jailbreak!
19. Clueless in Seattle
20. Diverging Paths to a Common Dream
21. Ed Mead Gets His Day in Court
22. Underground in Oregon
23. Back with a Bang!
24. Winding Down
25. Crying a River

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Titel: Guerrilla USA
Untertitel: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s
EAN: 9780520946033
ISBN: 978-0-520-94603-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: University of California Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 358
Veröffentlichung: 24.06.2010
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 2.5 MB
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