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NYC – Monday July 31st – In Defense of Revolutionary Struggle

WHAT: Book presentation & community discussion
WHEN: 7:00pm, Monday, July 31st
WHERE: Bluestockings Bookstore and Cafe, 172 Allen Street, Manhattan

NOTE: Bluestockings is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free

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Join NYC ABC and Tilted Scales Collective for a community discussion about strengthening our struggles for liberation when facing criminal charges. This presentation and discussion are based on the ideas in the recently published book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant. The Tilted Scales Collective is excited to bring you this comprehensive guide about facing charges in the criminal legal system. Rather than being a how-to guide, this book offers a way of thinking about criminal charges that is based on defendants’ goals: personal, political, and legal. And these goals are framed with this question in mind:

“How is my case part of revolutionary struggle?”

The government is all too successful at using criminal charges to disrupt, destroy, and neutralize radical and revolutionary struggles for liberation. The defendant’s guide draws on the wisdom of dozens of people who have weathered the challenges of trials and incarceration, including many former and current political prisoners/prisoners of war. This event is part of a nationwide tour aiming to help strengthen our movements on all fronts and take away the power of criminal charges. By thinking strategically and being in solidarity with each other, we can turn terrible situations in movement-building ones!

Tilted Scales Collective is a small collective of dedicated legal support organizers who have spent years supporting and fighting for prisoners in the occupied lands of Turtle Island (i.e., the so-called united states).

Want the book now? Order from AK Press. Proceeds also support Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC), a prison abolitionist group that sends a resource list to prisoners nationwide.

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