Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook
Publisher: CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective 2005
Number of pages: 625
This is a handbook for direct action. Any action that side-steps regulations, representatives, and authorities to accomplish goals is direct action. In a society in which political power, economic capital, and social control are centralized in teh hands of an elite, certain forms of direct action are discouraged, to say the least; this book is about those in particular, for anyone who wants to take control of her life and accept responsibility for her part in determining the fate of humanity.
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