Black Flags and Windmills

Black Flags and Windmills

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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 a€œSolidarity Not Charity, a€ they worked to create power from belowa€”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 Windmillsa€”equal parts memoir, history, and organizing philosophya€”vividly intertwines Common Ground cofounder scott crowa€™s experiences and ideas with Katrinaa€™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 todaya€™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 scotta€™s experiences as an anarchist, activist, and movement organizer in todaya€™s 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
Author:scott crow
Publisher:PM Press - 2014-07-01


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