About the book:
Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency (AK Press, 2013); Edited by Kristian Williams, Lara Messersmith-Glavin & Will Munger.
Counterinsurgency has existed as the state’s implicit strategy for a generation, and increasingly this strategy is becoming explicit. In this chilling collection of sociological and political essays, fifteen writers examine the application of domestic counterinsurgency tactics within the United States, and seek to equip the left with a more nuanced understanding of state repression – and how to fight back.
Kristian Williams is a member of the Committee Against Political Repression, in Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America (Soft Skull, 2004; South End, 2007), American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination (South End, 2006), and Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy (Microcosm, 2012). In 2009 he received a grant from the Institute for Anarchist Studies to support his research on Oscar Wilde’s anarchism.
Kevin Van Meter is a member of the Team Colors Collective and has just relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to complete his doctorate in Geography. Van Meter, with Team Colors, co-edited the collection Uses of a Whirlwind (AK Press, 2010) and co-authored Winds from below (Team Colors/Eberhardt Press, 2010). Van Meters’ collaborative and single-authored work has appeared in various radical publications.