[OPE-L] What Every Radical Should Know About State Repression - special offer

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Date: Tue Jun 28 2005 - 18:42:19 EDT

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Subject: What Every Radical Should Know About State Repression - special
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“Repression can really only live off fear. But is fear enough to remove
need, thirst for justice, intelligence, reason, idealism…? Relying on
intimidation, the reactionaries forget that they will cause more
indignation, more hatred, more thirst for martyrdom, than real fear. They
only intimidate the weak; they exasperate the best forces and temper the
resolution of the strongest.” —Victor Serge

A Guide for Activists

Victor Serge

Introduction by Dalia Hashad

Now available from Ocean Press at a special price of $15 (postage free!)

50% discount for orders of 5 copies or more.

Victor Serge’s exposé of the surveillance methods used by the Czarist
police reads like a spy thriller. An irrepressible rebel, Serge wrote this
manual for political activists, describing the structures of state
repression and how to dodge them. He also explained how such repression is
ultimately ineffective.

As civil liberties attorney Dalia Hashad illustrates in her introduction,
Serge’s broad discussion on the oft-recycled tools of harassment and
provocation is as relevant today as it was in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Today’s repressive apparatus—racial profiling, the USA Patriot Act,
and similar legislation introduced in the name of the “war on
terror”—point toward the unchecked power of the U.S. government and
its allies, a power symptomatic of totalitarian regimes.

Victor Serge was born to Russian émigré parents in 1890. He wrote
numerous novels, poems and political essays and was forced into exile for
opposing Stalin’s rule.

Dalia Hashad is an attorney and the Arab, Muslim, South Asian advocate for
the ACLU.

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