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by Daniel Burton-Rose

Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s download ebook
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0520264290
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978-0520264298
Author:
Daniel Burton-Rose
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University of California Press; First edition (June 24, 2010)
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358 pages
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Guerrilla USA is the story of the George Jackson Brigade, an activist collective of the 1970's in the Pacific Northwest which used force not only as a means of protest, but also as a way to attempt to incite social change

Guerrilla USA is the story of the George Jackson Brigade, an activist collective of the 1970's in the Pacific Northwest which used force not only as a means of protest, but also as a way to attempt to incite social change. The pages of this book do not contain an impartial narrative, one which provides an equal word count between the perspectives of the Brigade, of civilians, of law enforcement and government officials. Guerrilla USA also does not follow a path common in today's contemporary political climate by bracketing the actions of the George Jackson Brigade as "terrorist.

Home Browse Books Book details, Guerrilla USA: The George . Drawing on extensive interviews with surviving members of the George Jackson Brigade, Guerrilla USA provides an inside-out.

Home Browse Books Book details, Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and. By Daniel Burton-Rose. In an attempt to deliver on this promise, the George Jackson Brigade launched a violent three-year campaign in the mid-1970s against corporate and state institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Drawing on extensive interviews with surviving members of the George Jackson Brigade, Guerrilla USA provides an inside-out perspective on the social movements of the 1970s, revealing the whole era in a new and more complex light.

The collective used force not only as a means of protest, but as a way to attempt to incite social change.

Guerrilla USA is the story of the George Jackson Brigade, an activist collective of the 1970's in the Pacific Northwest. The collective used force not only as a means of protest, but as a way to attempt to incite social change.

In meeting former members of the George Jackson Brigade, I discovered a cohort of partisans of the civil war of the 1970s who were positively disposed to answering my questions.

underground of the 1970s, Daniel Burton-Rose. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-520-26428-1 (cloth : alk. paper). In meeting former members of the George Jackson Brigade, I discovered a cohort of partisans of the civil war of the 1970s who were positively disposed to answering my questions. It is to these former members Bo, Ed, Janine, John, and Mark that my primary thanks are due. They patiently participated in over a decade of intermittent interviews, meaning that the story that follows is in many ways a collaboration.

The downfall of the George Jackson Brigade started in January 23 1976 when they attempted to rob a bank in. .University of California Press, 2010.

The downfall of the George Jackson Brigade started in January 23 1976 when they attempted to rob a bank in Tukwila, Washington. Two police officers and one member of the George Jackson Brigade, Bruce Seidel, were killed along with John Sherman and Ed Mead being arrested with John Sherman also being wounded. Then, on March 10 of the same year, Mark Cook rescued John Sherman from police custody; however, he shot a police officer in the stomach in the process.

Drawing on extensive interviews with surviving members of the George Jackson Brigade,Guerrilla USAprovides an inside-out perspective on the social movements of the 1970s, revealing the whole era in a new and more complex light. eISBN: 978-0-524603-3.

In an attempt to deliver on this promise, the George Jackson Brigade launched a violent three-year campaign in the mid-1970s against corporate and state institutions in the Pacific Northwest

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“We are cozy cuddly/armed and dangerous/and we will/raze the fucking prisons/to the ground.” In an attempt to deliver on this promise, the George Jackson Brigade launched a violent three-year campaign in the mid-1970s against corporate and state institutions in the Pacific Northwest. This campaign, conceived by a group of blacks and whites, both straight and gay, claimed fourteen bombings, as many bank robberies, and a jailbreak. Drawing on extensive interviews with surviving members of the George Jackson Brigade, Guerrilla USA provides an inside-out perspective on the social movements of the 1970s, revealing the whole era in a new and more complex light. It is also a compelling exploration of the true nature of crime and a provocative meditation on the tension between self-restraint and anger in the process of social change.
Reviews:
  • Topmen
As a former member of the GJB, I was sad to see that in several references to John Sherman and pretty much each reference to me, the facts were wrong. For example, I never went in to the bank during a robbery and the history of Bo Brown's and my relationship was pretty much made up from whole cloth. Mostly I think Daniel Burton Rose (DBR), the author ,is a good, conscious person who got carpel tunnel during the book project so many, many facts got lost. There could also be some sexism on the author's part in some factual errors.For example, DBR was rightfully wowed by Bo/Rita Brown. So he blithely wrote that Bo and I were drug dealers prior to joining the brigade. Though partaking, I was always against making money on people's drug use and never dealt. It seems sexism came into the writing because DBR saw me not as an individual Brigade member but as Bo Brown's adjunct. To be fair, we all had the chance to read the book before printing and correct errors but I simply could not. Even authors in the left ought to be concerned with accuracy and not rely on proofreading from their subjects.

If you can get beyond factual errors, the book does give the flavor of one groups attempt to learn armed struggle in the 1970's. And I have great respect and affection for the fellow GJBers with whom I still have contact.
  • Yanthyr
Guerrilla USA is the story of the George Jackson Brigade, an activist collective of the 1970's in the Pacific Northwest which used force not only as a means of protest, but also as a way to attempt to incite social change. The pages of this book do not contain an impartial narrative, one which provides an equal word count between the perspectives of the Brigade, of civilians, of law enforcement and government officials. Guerrilla USA also does not follow a path common in today's contemporary political climate by bracketing the actions of the George Jackson Brigade as "terrorist activities," as they were often described by the media. This is a crucial shift which gives this exposition its edge. There are few essays available in which the direction of the narrative is guided by the activists whose members choose to employ force against the infrastructures of capitalism. Thus, while Burton-Rose does not give a balanced account (the viewpoints of wounded law enforcement members and their families, for example, are not provided against the pain and deaths of the Brigade members themselves), this book does provide a much needed counter weight against the asymmetrical event descriptions found in official sources, newspapers, and articles. As such, it also highlights a piece of American history which is often tacit: that of political dissent in the United States by its citizens. Focusing on the memories, communiqués, and diaries of the George Jackson Brigade members, Guerrilla USA provides a form of historical equality by giving voice to those who are most often silenced: those deemed culpable, and imprisoned, for actions in armed struggles. This book is not for those who are weak, either in stomach or mind.