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Gang Politics: On Tour with Kristian Williams

Posted on June 16th, 2022 in AK Authors!

ID: Graphic features the front cover of Gang Politics: Revolution, Repression, and Crime and a head shot of Kristian Williams reads, "Gang Politics On Tour with Kristian Williams Sun. July 3 @5PM (In-Person) Wooden Shoe Books 704 South Street Philadelphia, PA Wed. July 6 @ 7PM (In-Person) Red Emma's 3128 Greenmount AvenueBaltimore, MD Thur. July 7 @ 7PM (In-Person) Lost City Books 2467 18th Street NW Washington, DC Sun. July 10 @ 6PM (In-Person) Small Friend Records & Books 1 N Lombardy Street Richmond, VA
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This summer, join author Kristian Williams as he promotes the release of Gang Politics: Revolution, Repression, and Crime! Registration details below.

Demystifying forces of the state, gangs, and revolutionary violence.

In Gang Politics, Kristian Williams examines our society’s understanding of social and political violence, what gets romanticized, misunderstood, or muddled. He explores the complex intersections between “gangs” of all sorts—cops and criminals, Proud Boys and Antifa, Panthers and skinheads—arguing that government and criminality are intimately related, often sharing critical features. As society becomes more polarized and conflict more common, Williams’s analysis is a crucial corrective to our usual ideas about the role violence might or should play in our social struggles. 

Kristian Williams is the author of six books, including Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. Williams has been actively writing and leading discourse on anarchism in historical and present-day contexts, social inequalities, and critiques on police and political force since the 1990s. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

PHILADELPHIA
07/03 Wooden Shoe Books @ 5PM
704 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Registration Details TBA

BALTIMORE
07/06 Red Emma’s @ 7PM
3128 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218
RSVP

D.C.
07/07 Lost City Books @ 7PM
2467 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
RSVP

RICHMOND
07/10 Small Friend Records & Books @ 6PM
1 N Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220
*RSVP Not Required