Edited by John Mink
“Teaching Resistance brings us the voices of activist educators who are fighting back inside and outside of the classroom. The punk rock spirit of this collection of concise, hard-hitting essays is bound to stir up trouble.” --Mark Bray, historian, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and coeditor of Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader
“Where was Teaching Resistance when I was in school? This essay collection both makes a compelling case for why radical classrooms are necessary and lays out how they can be put into practice. A perfect guide for educators and anyone working with young people, this book vitally also speaks to the student’s experience. Even for the kid-adverse activists among us, Teaching Resistance reminds us that kids can be our comrades if we meet them halfway. The younger generations deserve more from us—this is the primer for how to start providing it.” --Shawna Potter, singer for War on Women, author of Making Spaces Safer
“In Teaching Resistance an extraordinary collective of educators combines a sophisticated analysis with philosophical nuance and original theorization of radical educational practices. This is a great collection and one that we need to understand radical education at the ground level—and to do so for a wide range of purposes.” --Andrej Grubačić, coauthor of Wobblies and Zapatistas and Living at the Edges of Capitalism: Adventures in Exile and Mutual Aid
“At a time when white supremacist fascism has (re)asserted its ascendancy in the U.S., the putrid effluent perpetually oozing from its gangrenous societal tissues having become a torrent threatening to drown us all, resistance of the most concrete and effective sorts is imperative. In this respect, a book like Teaching Resistance couldn’t be more urgently needed.” --Ward Churchill, author of Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005
John Mink is a social studies teacher and a contributing writer and editor for underground publications like Slingshot, Absolutely Zippo, and Collapse Board. John edits the Maximum Rocknroll monthly column "Teaching Resistance" and is a vocalist/bassist for several internationally recognized punk bands.