My Book: Contemporary Radical and Anarchist Activism in Richmond 1994-2004

12 Feb

This is the table of contents for my book, which I am currently trying to get published. I think I may start posting sections from it on this blog. So this is just a teaser…..

Table of Contents

Thanks – 4

Dedication – 5

Chapter One –An Introduction to Contemporary Radical and Anarchist Activism and Richmond -7

Introduction -7

Contemporary Radical Activism – 10

Hegemony – 14

Affinity -17

Collectives – 19

Reform- 22

Revolution – 23

Alternatives to Reform and Revolution – 23

Anarchism – 25

Lifestyle Anarchism – 26

Direct Action – 27

Do It Yourself – 29

Violence -30

Autonomy – 30

Temporary Autonomous Zones – 32

Holistic Approach – 34

Consensus – 34

Why Richmond? – 39

The Beginning – 40

Post American Revolution -41

The Civil War – 43

Reconstruction – 44

Civil Rights Era – 46

Richmond Politics and Race – 53

Demographic Analysis – 54

Methodology – 57

Themes and Questions – 60

Chapter Two Four National Case Studies Of Contemporary Radical and Anarchist Movements – 64

Introduction – 64

Food Not Bombs – 65

The Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front – 82

The ELF – 88

Critical Mass – 98

Conclusion -101

Chapter ThreeContemporary Radical and Anarchist Activism in Richmond, Virginia from 1994-2004 – 104

Introduction – 104

The Beginning- Avail – 104

Food Not Bombs RVA – 108

Monument Avenue and Arthur Ashe – 112

Outsider Perspective on Richmond and Race – 114

FNB Organization and Strategy – 117

FNB Solidarity Work – 123

Living Wage – 123

Anti-McDonald’s Protest – 124

Summary of Food Not Bombs – 124

325 Collective Library and Resource Room – 130

General Strike – 131

Work with the Homeless – 137

Political Prisoner Support – 140

General Strike Newsletter – 141

General Strike Solidarity Work – 142

The Death Penalty – 145

Labor Pool Feeding Program – 146

Richmond Critical Mass – 152

Richmond Robert E. Lee Issue – 155

Virginia Commonwealth University – 167

Early Origins – 167

VCU Now – 168

Conflicts with the Community – 169

The Tent City – 170

General Strike After the Tent City – 183

First Fridays – 184

Lesbian Avengers – 185

Queerspace – 187

Music and Activism – 191

Richmond Anti-Globalization Network – 193

Sexual Assault and Activism – 197

Richmond Earth Liberation Front Activities – 205

Anti-War Organizing – 210

Conclusions – 213

Bibliography – 221

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