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

  • Mother Foucault's Bookshop 523 Southeast Morrison Street Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)

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Come out on Sunday, June 26th at 4pm to Mother Foucault's Bookshop for an engaging discussion on political repression, the National Security State, and collective legal resistance.

This event is co-sponsored by the Portland NLG chapter, the Lewis & Clark NLG student chapter, the Civil Liberties Defense Center, Portland Rising Tide and the Hella 503 Collective, and will be moderated by NLG attorney Ashlee Albies.

Join activist and PM Press author Kris Hermes to talk about his new book Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000. An engrossing combination of social history and courtroom drama, the book explains the origins of contemporary protest policing and the creative resistance used to overcome it.

Hermes, formerly on staff with the National Lawyers Guild and a member of multiple radical law collectives, will discuss how the playbook of tactics developed during the 2000 Republican convention protests are still used to stifle dissent 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.