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Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Daniel Burton-Rose

Abstract

“We are cozy cuddly/armed and dangerous/and we will/raze the fucking prisons/to the ground.” In an attempt to deliver on this promise, the George Jackson Brigade launched a violent three-year campaign in the mid–1970s against corporate and state institutions in the Pacific Northwest. This campaign, conceived by a group of blacks and whites, both straight and gay, claimed fourteen bombings, as many bank robberies, and a jailbreak. Drawing on extensive interviews with surviving members of the George Jackson Brigade, this book provides an inside-out perspective on the social movements of the 1970 ... More

Keywords: George Jackson Brigade, social movements, state institutions, bombings, bank robberies, self-restraint, crime, anger, social change, Pacific Northwest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520264281
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520264281.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Burton-Rose, author