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

  • Boxcar Books and Community Center 408 E. 6th Street Bloomington, IN 47408 USA (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 Monday, March 14th at 7pm at Boxcar Books for an event sponsored by Students Against State Violence to discuss his new book Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000.

As an award-winning legal worker with the National Lawyers Guild and a member of multiple radical law collectives, Hermes will discuss how repressive policing developed during the 2000 Republican convention protests are still used across the U.S. today. Hermes will also discuss ways in which activists can employ radical, innovative and confrontational forms of resistance to the legal system.

Hermes has written extensively and has spoken at numerous community meetings, political conferences, and book fairs on these and other issues.

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