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We Shut the City Down!

We Shut the City Down!

Six Former Student Liberation Action Movement Members Reflect on the Mass Direct Actions Agains the 2000 RNC in Philadelphia

Suzy Subways (Editor)

  • Format: Pamphlet
  • Binding: pam
  • Released: Jan 3, 2011
  • ISBN-13: No ISBN


Less than a year after the global justice movement dramatically announced its arrival in the US by shutting down the World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle, thousands of activists from the global justice movement took the streets of Philadelphia for direct action against police brutality and the prison industrial complex on August 1, 2000, during the Republican National Convention. We called it R2K. SLAM (Student Liberation Action Movement) members were instrumental in the planning and participation. In this pamphlet you’ll find interviews with six people of color who participated as SLAM members. The views expressed here reflect a range of perspectives on direct action, strategy and tactics, racism in the movement, reaching beyond activist scenes, and direct democracy. Intersting stuff!

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