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Kristian Williams @ Red Emma’s (In-Person Event)

July 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ID: Graphic features the front cover of Gang Politics: Revolution, Repression, and Crime and a headshot of Kristian Williams. Graphic reads, “Gang Politics with Kristian Williams. Wed. July 6 | 7PM Red Emma’s 3128 Greenmount Avenue Baltimore, MD 21218.” At the bottom is the logo for Red Emma’s and AK Press.

On Wednesday, July 6 at 7pm, join Kristian Williams for a book launch event at Red Emma’s to celebrate the release of Gang Politics: Revolution, Repression, and Crime.

Register here.

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.


Red Emma’s
3128 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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(410) 601-3072
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