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FREE SCHOOL / Red Round Globe Hot Burning: Engaging Peter Linebaugh on our Common Struggle for Liberty


Red Round Globe Hot Burning: Engaging Peter Linebaugh on our Common Struggle for Liberty

WHEN : Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-8:30PM 
WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building, room 308
WHAT : Activist engagement with Peter Linebaugh

Bonus! A potluck feast!!!  / ***Please bring a dish to share + BYOB***

Peter Linebaugh is an historian of the relationship between crime, class, colonialism and the destruction of the commons. His scholarship has depended on people’s struggles and has been welcomed by activists. He has participated in struggles for the abolition of the death penalty, the abolition of prisons, the disarmament of police, opposition to imperialist war, a democratic justice system (jury nullification), rank-and-file power in unions, and the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP in Boston.

Some of these battles, and the significance of ideas to action, inform his many books, including: The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day (2016) Stop, Thief! (2014); The Magna Carta Manifesto (2008), The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (2000, with Marcus Rediker) and now, Red Round Globe Hot Burning: A Tale at the Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class, and of Kate and Ned Despard (2019).

Throughout his many books, Peter Linebaugh has carried the message of the importance of commoning to re-unite the long-separated realms of production and reproduction. At this gathering, activists in Hawaii will discuss with Peter Linebaugh the things our struggles have in common, how to make our radical ideas commonplace, and how to collectively win our liberty from rulers of all sorts.

Co-sponsors : Hawai‘i J20+, the Community Alliance on Prisons, Young People Demanding Action, Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP), Drug Policy Forum of Hawai‘i, and Arresting Prostitutes is Legal Exploitation (APLE).