Against the Grain

Direct Action and the Left

Since the ebbing of the Sixties, a particular form of protest captured the imaginations of many progressives and radicals: nonviolent direct action designed to disrupt power and prefigure the world to come.  Longtime organizer L.A. Kauffman reflects on the complexities and challenges of that tradition. She also considers the politics of our time, in which record numbers of people have come out into the streets, but with less impact, so far, on elites.

Resources:

L.A. Kauffman, Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism Verso, 2017

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Razteria & Renee AsteriaJuntosMaz RazASTERIA RECORDS

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