There’s a RIOT going on!
We didn’t talk to Sly Stone, we did even better. We talked with Ben Case (@benjamscase) the author of a provocative new book, “Street Rebellion: Resistance Beyond Violence and Nonviolence,” which challenges the long-time liberal insistence on non-violent and often non-aggressive protest and makes a case that riots are another tactic to be used by the Left.
Listen in: https://t.co/7lhHZkhCvL
This is a debate that’s been ongoing in Left circles for a long, long time and Ben Case makes a compelling argument that by pledging “non-violence” we let the ruling class know up front that we’re not going to threaten it.
Benjamin S. Case is an organizer, educator, and writer. He is a researcher at the Center for Work and Democracy and a fellow at the Resistance Studies Initiative. Case is based in Pittsburgh, PA.
We also celebrate and mourn Jen Angel-publisher, writer, anarchist, radical media activist, baker, comrade to many and longtime friend and co-conspirator of Scott’s.