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Discussion: Resistance to Political Policing Models and New Forms of Enclosure [Sacramento]

  • Marxist School of Sacramento 2791 24th Street, Sierra 2 Center, Room 12 Sacramento, CA, 95818 United States (map)

How has the theft of land and liberty experienced during mass political protests or so-called "National Special Security Events" amounted to a new form of enclosure and, consequently, of primitive or capital accumulation?

Furthermore, how can our understanding of the ways in which the state uses its massive resources to "enclose" and marginalize political activists lead to effective methods of resistance?

Join activist, author and legal worker Kris Hermes at the Marxist School of Sacramento on Thursday, November 12th for the "Point of View" Lecture Series, featuring a talk on his new book, Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000 (PM Press).

This past August marked the 15-year anniversary of direct action against the prison-industrial complex and arrest of hundreds of activists during the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Hermes' book shows how these events acted as a testing ground to develop repressive policing methods now used across the U.S., as well as providing a laboratory for radical, innovative, and confrontational forms of legal resistance.

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the discussion!