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Oppose and Propose!: Lessons from Movement for a New Society

Andrew Cornell

This is the second book in the Anarchist Interventions series co-published by AK Press and the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and designed and illustrated by members of Justseeds. This book’s cover and three internal illustrations were all done by Kristine Virsis.

Where do the strategies, tactics, and lifestyles of contemporary activists come from? Movement for a New Society, a radical pacifist organization active in the 1970s and 1980s, pioneered forms of consensus decision making, communal living, direct action, and self-education now central to antiauthoritarian movements. Brimming with analysis, interviews, and archival documents, Oppose and Propose!: Lessons from Movement for a New Society recovers a missing link in recent radical history, while drawing out crucial lessons on leadership, movement building, counterculture, and prefigurative politics.

Andrew Cornell is an educator, writer, and organizer living in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has appeared in the collections Letters from Young Activists, The University against Itself, and The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism.



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