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Title: Reflections on Riot and Revolt in America (Event of the DIRECT ACTION MONTEREY NETWORK)
START DATE: Saturday June 21
TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details:
Old Capitol Books, downtown Monterey 559 Tyler Street
Event Type: Other
Saturday June 21, 2014 – 7pm: An evening of discussions on riots, protest, and revolution! We’ll be in conversation with Doug Gilbert, author of I Saw Fire: Reflections on Riots, Revolt and the Black Bloc.

“With the passing of the Occupy Movement, the official Left has pushed for a return back into the political system people sought to rebel against. The movement, which sought to break America out of its slumber has been defeated. But as the global situation across the world continues to worsen; economically, ecologically, and socially, revolts continue to pop up and occur across the world and the US, seizing public space, organizing in assemblies, and using the use of riots to defend occupied zones.

“Looking back on the history of revolt in the United States, Doug Gilbert discusses his new book, ‘I Saw Fire: Reflections on Riots, Revolt, and the Black Bloc’ and how the Left has often distorted the history of resistance in this country. Self-organized and disruptive action often has been a greater force for change – and a possible departure point to other forms of life, than formal and traditional forms of non-violent protest.

“Talk will be followed by Q + A. Free tables of radical literature will also be on hand. Kid friendly.”

FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE



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§Reflections on Riots and Revolt in America (Old Capitol Books, Monterey)
by Old Capitol Books Wednesday Jun 18th, 2014 10:51 AM

559 Tyler Street, Monterey, CA

With the passing of the Occupy Movement, the official Left has pushed for a return back into the political system people sought to rebel against. The movement, which sought to break America out of its slumber has been defeated. But as the global situation across the world continues to worsen; economically, ecologically, and socially, revolts continue to pop up and occur across the world and the US, seizing public space, organizing in assemblies, and using the use of riots to defend occupied zones.

Looking back on the history of revolt in the United States, Doug Gilbert discusses his new book, ‘I Saw Fire: Reflections on Riots, Revolt, and the Black Bloc’ and how the Left has often distorted the history of resistance in this country. Self-organized and disruptive action often has been a greater force for change - and a possible departure point to other forms of life, than formal and traditional forms of non-violent protest.

Talk will be followed by Q + A. Free tables of radical literature will also be on hand. Kid friendly.