Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible
by Kevin Van Meter Author
Questioning typical organizing assumptions and centering the active struggle of everyday folks
An ode to and defense of the active, autonomous resistance to capitalism being waged outside of traditional organizing efforts, Guerrillas of Desire provides a critique of traditional vehicles for building a revolution from a place skeptical of verticalist and paternalistic organizing efforts. In the book, Van Meter argues that active struggle is already taking place in the form of work refusal, theft, sabotage, malingering, squatting, and general ruffian tactics. He traces historical undercurrents of resistance to various systems of oppression with a particular eye toward the history of the so-called United States.
Informing, inflammatory, and celebratory, this book is highly recommended for any radical or activist, especially those who might benefit from being reminded that those being subjected to systemic oppression are always in the process of resistance, that this is a hopeful thing, and that we can do without saviors.
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