AS ELECTION YEAR APPROACHES, NEW BOOK REFLECTS ON THE POLITICAL ORGANIZING AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS IN 2008
Phoenix, AZ – Arissa Media Group is proud to announce the publication of its newest title, Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism: The Collective Autobiography of the RNC 8.
Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism is the collective autobiography of several members of the RNC 8. Charged with violations of the Minnesota Patriot Act for organizing logistics for protests against the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, the authors reveal their upbringings, early political involvements, the “RNC Welcoming Committee,” infiltration, arrests, legal defense and outcomes of the case.
Authored by RNC 8 defendants, Luce Guillén-Givins, Max Specktor, Eryn Trimmer, Monica Bicking, Robert Czernik and Garrett Fitzgerald, and edited and introduced by Leslie James Pickering, Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism offers lessons and a glimpse into the contemporary reality of dissent in America.
Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism additionally contains a foreword by Tom Hayden, former president of Students for Democratic Society (1962-1963) and part of the “Chicago Eight,” a group of political activists including Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin who were indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and incitement to riot for their part in protests surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Mr. Hayden’s participation in Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism places modern day protests and attempts at social and political change into a fascinating historical context.
Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism: 416 pp., printed on 100% PCW recycled paper, 8.5 x 5.5, ISBN 9781936900183, retail price $14.95.
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