The History of Political Repression in the U.S.
The History of Political Repression in the U.S. and What It Means For Our Movements Today
Friday, Oct 28, 3:30pm, Occupy Philly Library
Since this nation’s founding, dissident speech and progressive social movements in the U.S. have been met with repression, ranging from deportation of dissident immigrants and malicious prosecution of activists to infiltration of organizations and police violence against organizers. This workshop will trace that history, examining the tactics of repression and how movements have responded, with an emphasis on how our movements today can learn from history and defend themselves against the tactics of repression.