Setting Sights : Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense
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.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
- 01 Jan 2018
- PM Press
- Oakland, United States
"An extensive volume that vividly illustrates the foundations and necessity of community armed defense in struggles for freedom against injustice and racism." --Robert Hillary King, author of From the Bottom of the Heap
About Ward Churchill
scott crow is an international speaker and author. His first book, Black Flags and Windmills was included on NPR's Top Summer Reads of 2015. He is a contributor to the books Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab, Witness to Betrayal, The Black Bloc Papers, and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the Nation. Until 2012, Ward Churchill was a member of the leadership council of Colorado AIM. He is a life member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and currently a member of the elders council of the original Rainbow Coalition, founded by Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in 1969.