Stevie Peace and Kevin Van Meter of the Team Colors collective are thrilled to be included in the new, second edition of scott crow‘s PM Press book Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective. The chapter, included in the appendices, is a short interview with scott about the writing process and becoming an author. The interview is titled “Black Flags and Radical Relief Efforts in New Orleans: An Interview with scott crow” and all those who haven’t already picked up the first edition are strongly encouraged to do so here.
scott’s narrative begins during his childhood in rural Texas, carries the reader through his work in animal rights, political prison, anarchist, and related movements and climaxes in the “disaster within a disaster” that was New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Within this disaster, crow and the Common Ground collective, responded with “solidarity not charity” and organized a set of community programs based in the “survival pending revolution” tradition of the Black Panthers. The very best of our current movements are reflected in this book, and the Common Ground experience, and much can still be learned of this recent history for our contemporary period!