My Whirlwind Lives
Navigating Decades of Storms
A Political Memoir & Manifesto by Dee Knight
Forthcoming from Guernica World Editions, June 2022
Our recent storms didn’t start in 2020 or 2016. They started decades ago in the 1960s – a whirlwind of threatened nuclear catastrophe, then police dogs and rednecks terrorizing civil rights marchers down south, then Vietnamese children fleeing from napalm flames.Then draft notices to go to Vietnam to “fight commies.” A small town boy started by supporting rightist Goldwater against the“peace candidate” Johnson, but rapidly changed in the face of the civil rights and anti-war movements, and started a quest that hasn’t ended yet.
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.
Non fiction | Political Manifesto
PUB. DATE: June 1, 2022
SIZE: 9 x 6 / PAGES: 206
PRICE: $20.00 cad / $17.95 us
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An editor of Amex-Canada (The American Exile/Expatriate in Canada) from 1969 to 1974, Dee Knight helped organize the National Council for Universal Unconditional Amnesty (NCUUA) from 1973 to ’77. Following decades of anti-imperialist activism, he is now a member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and serves on the DSA International Committee’s Anti-War subcommittee.