Printer Friendly

Black flags and windmills; hope, anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective.

9781604860771

Black flags and windmills; hope, anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective.

Crow, Scott.

PM Press

2011

223 pages

$20.00

HV636

Scott Crow tells the story of the formation of the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina had devastated the region and the import anarchism had for that project. Crow, a community-organizer and anarchist from Texas known by the FBI for nonviolent direct action, went to New Orleans in 2005. The situation was dire, but pregnant with hope--with little or no formal disaster relief, people were organizing on their own to meet their needs and help their neighbors. His story weaves personal experiences with community organizing in Louisiana and elsewhere, histories of liberation movements based on collective self-determination, reflection on anarchist practice, community resistance to racism, as well as the particular story of the Common Ground Collective. Three appendices detail early communications, founding documents, and activity/program rosters of the Common Ground Collective.

([c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2012 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Oct 1, 2012
Words:163
Previous Article:Occupy!; scenes from occupied America.
Next Article:Masters of true crime; chilling stories of murder and the macabre.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters