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Political Repression, the National Security State, and Collective Legal Resistance [Chicago]

  • In These Times 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647 (map)

Over the past fifteen years, people in the United States--and dissidents in particular--have witnessed a steady escalation of the National Security State, including invasive surveillance and infiltration, indiscriminate police violence, and unlawful arrests. These concerted efforts to criminalize dissidents and undermine meaningful social change are made more repressive by the coordination of numerous local, state, and federal agencies often operating at the behest of private corporations.

Join activist and PM Press author Kris Hermes on Sunday, March 13th at 4pm at In These Times for an event sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers Guild to discuss his new book Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000.

Hermes will speak alongside Sarah Gelsomino, an NLG attorney with the People's Law Office who has worked on high-profile political cases including the NATO 3, Leila Taha with the Rasmea Defense Committee, which led a national campaign to defend Rasmea Odeh, and Alex Goldenberg of STOP (Southside Together Organizing for Power) who with others used an innovative legal defense after arrests linked to the demand for a level 1 adult trauma center at the University of Chicago.

Copies of Crashing the Party will be available after the talk for purchase and signing.

Unfortunately, the venue is not wheelchair accessible.