DEFIANCE: Anarchist Statements Before Judge and Jury
As long as there have been anarchists, we have come into conflict with the law. From the workplace to the street, our actions have put us before judges and juries time and again. Many of us have chosen to maintain our defiant opposition to the law, even facing the threat of punishment. This anthology collects the words of anarchists facing condemnation by a court system we don’t believe in.
Includes statements by Louise Michel, Peter Kropotkin, Clément Duval, Louis Léveillé, Ravachol, Georges Etiévant, Auguste Vaillant, Émile Henry, Sante Caserio, Félix Fénéon, Errico Malatesta, Marius Jacob, Raymond Callemin, Enrique Flores Magón, Mollie Steimer, Louise Olivereau, Abbie Hoffman, Bo Brown, Kuwasi Balagoon, Ann Hansen, Bill Dunne, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, Rami Syrianos, Olga Nucleus, Jeremy Hammond, and Eric King.
“...the dock has been the most efficient and, permit me to say it, the most glorious of our platforms.”