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Community Self-Defence: A Discussion with the Twin Cities General Defense Committee

Kieran F. Knutson is a member of the Twin Cities General Defense Committee (GDC) of the radical union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) aka “the Wobblies”.
In the last 18 months, the Twin Cities GDC has grown from a dozen members to approx. 130 from advocating and building “working-class community self-defense” projects and participation in mass struggles for justice. The Twin Cities GDC has a number of active Working Groups that take the GDC-approach into various fronts of struggle and working-class daily life – including picket training, opposing police terror, cop watch, survivor support, anti-fascist, and rapid response to ICE raids.
Kieran will discuss the work of the GDC – from the historical legacy it builds on to the strategies and tactics used by GDC militant organizers today.

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Vollum College Center, Vollum lounge
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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