Shut Them Down!: The G8, Gleneagles 2005 and the Movement of Movements

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Edited by David Harvie, David Watts, Ben Trott, Keir Milburn

Autonomedia, Dissent!G8


SKU: 9780955206504


Shut Them Down! is an essential collection of reflections on the movement against the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland. As well as action stories from the frontlines of resistance to the summit, there are detailed accounts of how various aspects of the mobilization were organized, and analysis of the lessons to be learned. But the relevance of Shut Them Down! extends far beyond the Gleneagles experience. It addresses fundamental issues such as the nature of openness and 'horizontality', and the limitations of the 'activist' identity. Most important of all, Shut Them Down! poses the question: how can we take those worlds we glimpse in such moments and generalize them so that they make sense in the rest of our lives?