My Introduction to Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency was recently excerpted in Toward Freedom.
East Coast Tour
Over the next several days I will be touring a few cities on the east coast to promote Life During Wartime and discuss political repression. I will outline the basics of the counterinsurgency approach and consider the implications for social movements.
November 13 (Wednesday) — Buffalo, NY
7pm; Burning Books (420 Connecticut Street)
November 14 (Thursday) — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7pm; Wooden Shoe Books (704 South Street)
I’ll be joined by two of the book’s contributors, George Ciccariello-Maher and Layne Mullett. They’ll discuss counterinsurgency as it relates to the Occupy movement, and the ways that fighting repression can build stronger movements.
November 17 (Sunday) — New York, New York
7pm; Bluestockings (172 Allen Street)
November 19 (Tuesday) — Baltimore, Maryland
7:30pm; Red Emma’s Books and Coffee (800 St. Paul Street)
Discounts of 30% are available for study groups reading Life During Wartime.
Go to akpress.org and use code ”LDWGROUP.”
I’ll be giving two talks in Sacramento this week.
The first, on Wednesday, November 6, is a panel discussion on solitary confinement. I’ll be speaking alongside Bo Brown, Sarah Shroud, and Shane Bauer. I’ll offer a short argument that solitary confinement is a form of torture. Bo (formerly of the George Jackson Brigade) will speak about her experience as a political prisoner in the U.S. And Shane and Sarah (both journalists) will speak of their experiences in solitary in Iran, with Shane also discussing his reporting on American prisons for Mother Jones.
Here are the details:
“Cruel and Unusual Punishment”
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
at the Sol Collective
2574 21st Street, Sacramento
Sponsored by Sacramento Prisoner Support
Then, on Friday, I will discuss Oscar Wilde’s politics, briefly arguing that he was an anarchist, and considering the few occasions when he referred to himself as such.
“Born to the Wilde: Exploring the Anarchism of Oscar Wilde”
Friday, November 8, 2013
at The Lavender Library
1414 21st Street, Sacramento