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 aSolidarity Not Charity, a they worked to create power from belowabuilding 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 Windmillsaequal parts memoir, history, and organizing philosophyavividly intertwines Common Ground cofounder scott crowas experiences and ideas with Katrinaas 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 todayas 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 scottas experiences as an anarchist, activist, and movement organizer in todayas world.Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective, Second Edition scott crow. power. He stressed ... I firmly believe people have the power to make decisions locally and cooperatively. ... Black Flags and Windmills Just then they came in sight.
|Title||:||Black Flags and Windmills|
|Publisher||:||PM Press - 2014-07-01|