Tilted Scales: In Defense of Revolutionary Struggle

August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Little 5 Points Center for Arts & Community

Please join us for a community discussion about strengthening our struggles for liberation when facing crimincal charges. This presentation and discussion are based on the ideas in the recently published book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant. The Tilted Scales Collective is excited to bring you this comprehensive guide about facing charges in the legal system. Rather than being a how-to guide, this book offers a framework for thinking about criminal charges that is based on defendants’ goals: personal, political, and legal. This framework exists within the context of two guiding principles:
– Criminal charges are part of revolutionary struggle.
– We can handle our charges in ways that don’t help the State lock people in cages.
The full book will be available at a discount and a chapter-length excerpt (Chapter 2, on setting goals) will be available by donation.

The government is all too successful at using criminal charges to disrupt, destroy, and neutralize radical and revolutionary struggles for liberation. The Defendant’s Guide draws on the wisdom of dozens of people who have weathered the challenges of trials and incarceration, including many former and current political prisoners/prisoners of war. This event is part of a nationwide tour aiming to help strengthen our movements on all fronts and take away the power of criminal charges. By thinking strategically and being in solidarity with each other, we can turn terrible situations into movement-building ones!

Tilted Scales Collective is a small collective of dedicated legal support organizers who have spent years supporting and fighting for prisoners in the occupied lands of Turtle Island (i.e., the so-called united states).

Want the book now? Order from AK Press: https://www.akpress.org/a-tilted-guide-to-being-a-defendant