December 30, 2002
THE LEGITIMACY OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE:
Lessons in Reform and Revolution
An evening lecture with Craig Rosebraugh
What: "The Legitimacy of Political Violence: Lessons in Reform and Revolution." An evening lecture to be given by Portland political activist Craig Rosebraugh.
When: Friday, January 10, 2003, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Laughing Horse Books, 3652 S.E. Division Street in Portland.
*Seating is limited.
Within Westernized countries, particularly the United States, there has been a near universal acceptance of the notion that nonviolent action has been the foundation on which the success of social and political justice movements has been built. Yet, contrary to popular beliefs held by many in the United States, political violence has played a crucial role in advancing historical justice struggles. This lecture will examine the historical role that both nonviolence and political violence has played in social and political movements both within the United States and internationally.
Originally from the Portland area, Craig Rosebraugh became thrust into the international spotlight during the past few years due to his role of spokesperson for the North American Earth Liberation Front (E.L.F.) After resigning the spokesperson position in September 2001, Rosebraugh became focused on an intense study of political violence and its role in historical justice movements. Rosebraugh will share highlights of his findings at the January 10, 2003 lecture.