Black Flags And Windmills
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📒Black Flags And Windmills ✍ scott crow
✏Black Flags and Windmills Book Summary : When both levees and governments failed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the anarchist-inspired Common Ground Collective was created to fill the void. With the motto of “Solidarity Not Charity,” they worked to create power from below—building autonomous projects, programs, and spaces of self-sufficiency like health clinics and neighborhood assemblies, while also supporting communities defending themselves from white militias and police brutality, illegal home demolitions, and evictions. Black Flags and Windmills—equal parts memoir, history, and organizing philosophy—vividly intertwines Common Ground cofounder scott crow’s experiences and ideas with Katrina’s reality, illustrating how people can build local grassroots power for collective liberation. It is a story of resisting indifference, rebuilding hope amid collapse, and struggling against the grain to create better worlds. The expanded second edition includes up-to-date interviews and discussions between crow and some of today’s most articulate and influential activists and organizers on topics ranging from grassroots disaster relief efforts (both economic and environmental); dealing with infiltration, interrogation, and surveillance from the State; and a new photo section that vividly portrays scott’s experiences as an anarchist, activist, and movement organizer in today’s world.
📒Black Flags And Windmills ✍ scott crow
✏Black Flags and Windmills Book Summary : Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic failure of the levee in New Orleans in 2005 and the subsequent failure of state and local government agencies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It recounts crow's efforts with others in the community to found Common Ground Collective, a grassroots relief organization that built medical clinics, set up food and water distribution, and created community gardens when local government agencies, FEMA, and the Red Cross were absent or ineffective. The members also stood alongside the beleaguered residents of New Orleans in resisting home demolitions, white militias, police brutality, and FEMA incompetence. This vivid, personal account maps the intersection of radical ideology with pragmatic action and chronicles a community's efforts to translate ideals into tangible results. Resisting indifference, rebuilding hope amidst collapse, and independence from government entities emerge as persistent themes in this call to activism, demonstrating what can be done by determined individuals in extreme circumstances.
📒Setting Sights ✍ scott crow
✏Setting Sights Book Summary : This wide-ranging anthology uncovers the hidden histories of community armed self-defense, exploring how it has been used by marginalized and oppressed communities as well as anarchists and radicals within significant social movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Far from a call to arms, or a "how-to" manual for warfare, this volume offers histories, reflections, and questions about the role of firearms in small collective defense efforts and its place in larger efforts toward the creation of autonomy and liberation. Featuring diverse perspectives from movements across the globe, Setting Sights includes vivid histories and personal reflections from both researchers and those who participated in community armed self-defense. Contributors include Dennis Banks, Kathleen Cleaver, Mable Williams, Subcomandante Marcos, Kristian Williams, George Ciccariello-Maher, Ashanti Alston, and many more.
📒Performance Transparency And The Cultures Of Surveillance ✍ James M. Harding
✏Performance Transparency and the Cultures of Surveillance Book Summary : Examines the pervasive presence of surveillance and how surveillance technologies alter the performance of everyday life
📒From The Bottom Of The Heap ✍ Robert Hillary King
✏From the Bottom of the Heap Book Summary : Expanded and updated with new photographs and stories, this autobiography of one of the Angola Three traces the life of Robert Hillary King from his early days in Louisiana, through a troubled adolescence, a conviction that kept him behind bars for decades, his relationship with the Black Panther Party, and his eventual release from prison. In 1970, a jury convicted Robert Hillary King of a crime he did not commit and sentenced him to 35 years in prison. He became a member of the Black Panther Party while in Angola State Penitentiary, successfully organizing prisoners to improve conditions. In return, prison authorities beat him, starved him, and gave him life without parole after framing him for a second crime. He was thrown into solitary confinement, where he remained for 29 years. In 2001, the state grudgingly acknowledged his innocence and set him free. A story of inspiration and courage, this simple and humble narrative strips bare the economic and social injustices inherent in society, while proving to be a powerful literary testimony to the triumph of the human spirit.
📒Alternative Vegan ✍ Dino Sarma Weierman
✏Alternative Vegan Book Summary : Taking a fresh, bold, and alternative approach to vegan cooking without the substitutes, this cookbook showcases more than 100 fully vegan recipes, many of which have South Asian influences. With a jazz-style approach to cooking, it also discusses how to improvise cooking with simple ingredients and how to stock a kitchen to prepare simple and delicious vegan meals quickly. The recipes for mouthwatering dishes include one-pot meals—such as South-Indian Uppama and Chipotle Garlic Risotto—along with Pakoras, Flautas, Bajji, Kashmiri Biriyani, Hummus Canapes, and No-Cheese Pizza. With new, improved recipes, this updated edition also shows how to cook simply to let the flavor of fresh ingredients shine through.
✏In a Moving River Nothing Is Set in Stone A Letter for Insurgent Dreamers Book Summary : This is an essay in English and Spanish with reflections on contemporary anarchism and its engagements that open cracks for possibilities amongst the resistance to capitalism, Power and unsustainable civilization.
📒Witness To Betrayal Profiles Of Provocateurs ✍ Kristian Williams
✏Witness to Betrayal Profiles of Provocateurs Book Summary : This book is comprised of two related pieces covering recent cases of informants and agent provocateurs in the US. Part one "Witness to Betrayal" is a long form interview with scott crow conducted by author Kristian Williams. In the interview crow bares all in his most comprehensive conversation about FBI informant Brandon Darby, their complicated relationship and the fallout from Brandon's actions personally and politically in wider movements. Part two is an essay by Kristian Williams "Profiles of Provocateurs" which analyzes recent case studies of the use of agents provocateurs in political prosecutions, offers some warning signs of agents in these cases and practical advice on taking care of ourselves in the face of repression.
📒Veld Sketchbook ✍ Jeff Huntly
✏Veld Sketchbook Book Summary : A collection of some of the finest paintings by Jeff Huntly, renowned natural history painter and popular columnist for over 30 years. Thoughtfully compiled and exquisitely presented, this collection brings together not only some of his best wildlife portraits over the years, but also the text from his regular column of the same name -- sometimes witty, sometimes poignant, always captivating. Abundant in both colour and sensitivity, the pieces presented here are a visual and intellectual celebration of the animals, flowers, plants and trees that make up the colourful face of the southern African landscape.
✏Parliamentary Debates Book Summary :