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Read & Revolt: The Dragon and the Hydra
October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For the next discussion we will be reading – “The Dragon and the Hydra: A Historical Study of Organizational Methods” by Russell Maroon Shoatz
This text is an outline of different struggles against European colonialism and slavery in the last couple hundred years. It highlights the contrasts between decentralized forms of struggle with those that are centralized, and is meant to argue for the effectiveness of the former.
Russell Maroon Shoatz is an imprisoned Black Liberation fighter who was part of the Black Panthers and Black Liberation Army, who wrote this essay from prison.
You can pick up a free copy the text at Boxcar Books for two weeks prior to its discussion, or read it online: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/russell-maroon-shoats-the-dragon-and-the-hydra
This is the last in a series of discussions we had have about anti-blackness throughout September and October. By sharpening our ideas, we hope to better fight against racism and this monstrous society that it is deeply woven into.
Read & Revolt is a discussion group seeking to analyze this society and the potential for liberation from an anarchist perspective. We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month at Boxcar Books, from 7 – 9 PM, to discuss readings collectively decided upon beforehand.