Two friends I’ve never met in person but feel I’ve known for decades, wrote of their own experiences of resistance, and how they found them reflected in My Whirlwind Lives. “The Wages of Exile: American War Resisters in Canada,” by Rick Ayers, appeared in Hollywood...
“My Whirlwind Lives: Navigating Decades of Storms” — A Political Memoir & Manifesto by Dee Knight from Solidarity Publications, July 2023.
The launch event for My Whirlwind Lives was great fun. I chatted for about an hour with Danny Haiphong of Black Agenda Report. Lots of Q&A and storytelling. Here's the link to the People's Forum YouTube video:
This political journey would go from marching to exile; from exile to organizing resistance to the draft to organizing draft resisters in Canada and Europe… a personal testimony from a human who has dedicated his life to a more just world.
A political history of the last six decades and a program worth discussing for staying in motion through today’s storms
By Richard Lemm Dee Knight’s “political memoir and manifesto” My Whirlwind Lives, with a central focus on the long struggle to win universal amnesty for Vietnam era draft dodgers and military deserters, has several outstanding virtues. First, it is a valuable history...
Once the Vietnam War ended, radicalized Knight did not return home to pursue a stereotypical American Dream.
“My Whirlwind Lives” by Dee Knight, published by Guernica Editions, reviewed by Buff Whitman-Bradley at veteransforpeace.org.
Book review of My Whirlwind Lives: A Chronicle of Decades of Resistance and Struggle. By the staff of Fight Back! News
Presentation of “My Whirlwind Lives” author Dee Knight at Chicago’s College of Complexes gave Saturday, March 19, 2022.
“My Whirlwind Lives: Navigating Decades of Storms,” is now available at The People’s Forum’s 1804 Books in NYC, and online at 1804books.com
This is Chapter 14 of My Whirlwind Lives — my favorite in some ways. I love the visionary graphics by illustrator Molly Crabapple.
I phoned home, in 1968 to tell my parents I had left college to try and end the war. My mother said she hoped I would not get in trouble.
Non fiction | Political Manifesto | Guernica World Editions | Canada: University of Toronto Press | US: Independent Publishers Group
U.S. media and politicians use “democracy” as cover for non-stop efforts to discredit, disrupt and overthrow popular revolutions everywhere.
By Medea Benjamin, CodePink; Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist; Gerry Condon, Vietnam era GI resister and former pres. of Veterans For Peace.
The status quo has depended on economic stability — ever more fragile — but also on effective repression and people’s passivity.
You could feel the storm brewing. Something was “blowin” in the wind. But it was a whirlwind. My forthcoming memoir on navigating the storms.
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel was my departure point in August of 1968. I hitched a ride with a friend after the convention meltdown in Chicago.