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David Gilbert, lifelong political prisoner in New York since 1981, and former member of the Weather Underground (now being exploited in McCain political ads), here writes on many subjects of interest to all anti-imperialist activists.

David Gilbert, lifelong political prisoner in New York since 1981, and former member of the Weather Underground (now being exploited in McCain political ads), here writes on many subjects of interest to all anti-imperialist activists. David's a great writer; very straightforward, focused, but with tenderness and humor, and he has a way of making sense of complicated and terrible political dramas in short and effective little essays. In addition to essays on Gilbert's own h I recommend this book.

David Gilbert joined the Bay Area collective living in a San Francisco apartment. He and another member were working on another group's car in spring of 1971 when they were approached by two men in suits claiming to be real-estate agents. He has also published longer single pieces on the topics of misleading AIDS conspiracy theories and white working-class political consciousness.

Susan Rosenberg, former US political prisoner "David Gilbert is a warrior in the most profound sense of the term. Imbued with a near-crystalline clarity of principle, the indomitable courage to live his life in accordance with the values he holds true, and, most importantly, his every action guided by the immensity of his love for the wretched of this earth, he is truly an inspiration. Predictably, given the strength of Gilbert's character, his writings are offered as tools-nay, WEAPONS-in the ongoing struggle for liberation

David Gilbert’s No Surrender is rich in lessons from the past for today’ s struggles. No Surrender is not a history of an organization but rather a collection of Gilbert’ s writings from his more than two decades of incarceration.

David Gilbert’s No Surrender is rich in lessons from the past for today’ s struggles. While the book draws from personal experience, it is by no means a memoir.

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book by David Gilbert. Since 1981 David Gilbert has been in prison in upstate New York, down on felony murder charges after driving a getaway car in a Black Liberation Army armored car robbery that went terribly wrong.

Since 1981 David Gilbert has been in prison in upstate New York, down on felony murder charges after driving a getaway car in a Black Liberation Army armored car robbery that went terribly wrong. David’s a great writer; very straightforward, focused, but with tenderness and humor, and he has a way of making sense of complicated and terrible political dramas in short and effective little essays. In addition to essays on Gilbert’s own history in SDS and Weather, the best samples here are on the .

Discussed in this essay: No Surrender: Writings from an Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner, by David Gilbert

Discussed in this essay: No Surrender: Writings from an Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner, by David Gilbert. You just hugged a murderer. What could I say in response to that? It had been a long road - in fact, many roads - leading to my finally meeting David Gilbert at Auburn Correctional Facility on August 4, 2012.

No Surrender: Writings From an Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner. This book should stimulate learning from our political prisoners, but more importantly it challenges us to work to free them, and in doing so take the best of our history forward

No Surrender: Writings From an Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner. This book should stimulate learning from our political prisoners, but more importantly it challenges us to work to free them, and in doing so take the best of our history forward. Susan Rosenberg, author, An American Radical. Love and Struggle is certain to be included in the top tier of books having to do with the period of US history known as the Sixties.

David Gilbert, a longtime anti-racist and anti-imperialist, first became active in the Civil Rights movement in 1961. In 1965, he started the Vietnam Committee at Columbia University; in 1967 he co-authored the first Students for a Democratic Society pamphlet naming the system imperialism ; and he was active in the Columbia strike of 1968. He went on to spend a total of 10 years underground, building a clandestine resistance

A founder of Columbia University SDS, and a veteran of the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War Movements, David Gilbert joined the Weather Underground Organization in the late í60's. After more than 10 years of clandestine resistance, he was captured in the course of an armed action in 1981. Gilbert has been a revolutionary political prisoner for 22 years, continuing his work as an AIDs activist, and author from behind the walls. This first collection of David Gilbert's prison writings is a unique contribution to our understanding of the most ambitious and audacious attempts by white anti-imperialists to build an underground movement "within the belly of the beast." With unsparing honesty (and unfailing humor), he discusses the errors and successes of the WUO and their allies; the pitfalls of racism, sexism and ego in revolutionary organizations; and the possibilities and perils facing today's growing anti-imperialist resistance. Includes forewords by political prisoners Marilyn Buck and Sundiata Acoli. "This book stands alone in the growing number of books about the 1960s, the anti-Vietnam War Movement, and the Weather Underground Organization because of David's willingness to own it and analyze it. His discussion of the strength's and weaknesses of this history, the role of armed struggle, the rise of terrorism, the continued aggression of the U.S. government speak directly to the concerns of everyone working for justice anywhere. David's discussion of these topics is freer, more alive, and more honest than any I have read. This book should stimulate learning from our political prisoners, but more importantly it challenges us to work to free them, and in doing so take the best of our history forward." [Susan Rosenberg, former U.S. political prisoner] "David Gilbert is a warrior in the most profound sense of the term. Imbued with a near-crystalline clarity of principle, the indomitable courage to live his life in accordance with the values he holds true, and, most importantly, his every action guided by the immensity of his love for the wretched of this earth, he is truly an inspiration. Predictably, given the strength of Gilbert's character, his writings are offered as tools -- nay, WEAPONS -- in the ongoing struggle for liberation. They are thus of incalculable value to each of us who aspires to the attainment of freedom, justice and dignity for ALL people." [Ward Churchill

Comments: (4)

Zaryagan
David Gilbert spends very little time in this great book discussing his personal story, rather he delves deeply into the true dynamics of civil rights, both home and abroad. He has a type of intelligence that most of us only scratch the surface of, yet his simple, direct writing style enables him to teach us some of the most important things we ever need to know about social justice, human dignity, and activism. Tell all your friends!!
Hanelynai
Since 1981 David Gilbert has been in prison in upstate New York, down on felony murder charges after driving a getaway car in a Black Liberation Army armored car robbery that went terribly wrong. After 23 years locked up you might think he'd be a broken man, but he has remained politically active inside, and a look at some of the writing collected in this book (or a listen to some of his prison interviews) provides much inspiration. Gilbert's writing remains not just lucid and alive but relevant, engaged, energetic and interesting.

No Surrender is an anthology of pieces, some quite brief, which David Gilbert has published over the course of his years locked up. Quite a few are book reviews, thematically organized here, and I was compelled to pick up a few works both old and new after reading D.G.'s recommendations. He also includes here a number of essays previously only available in pamphlet/zine format. The one I found most useful was "Looking at the White Working Class Historically" -- an essay written to socialist/leftist activists in the '90s who are negotiating the political tension between the white working class and movements led by people of color. How does the white working class fit into american political change now? A really useful essay. Other longer pieces include reports of his work as a peer educator early in the HIV epidemic in the U.S. prison population, interviews with representatives of various political groups about what it means to be an anti-imperialist activist, and an essay about the Weather Underground, of which he was a member.

No Surrender is not an autobiography, though it has a couple of autobiographical segments -- early in the book he describes his political coming of age as a young student at Columbia University, visiting Harlem, inspired by the civil rights movement, seeing Malcolm X speak and becoming more and more opposed to the war in Vietnam. Later he writes a tribute to his friend Ted Gold, a fellow member of the WUO who died in the 1970 accidental New York townhouse explosion. You get touches of David's personal and interior life. His theory has been his practice, so he's a feminist, anti-racist, anti-imperialist direct action political prisoner who's been struggling all his life.

What you don't get are more of the details you may seek about what life was like in the Weather Underground, or how he became a young mover and shaker in Columbia's Students for a Democratic Society, or why exactly he and his partner Kathy Boudin didn't re-emerge from underground when the other members of the WUO were doing so. These belong in a personal autobiography, which I hope D.G. will be able to put out eventually, despite the frustrations he must experience trying to write in prison.

No Surrender is a great book for leftist activists, people interested in the work and legacy of SDS/the Weather Underground, men exploring what it means to be feminist, and anyone curious about what it means to be an anti-imperialist in today's world. Strongly recommended.
Folsa
this book, gilbert's first, collects his writings from the more twenty years of his incarceration. everything from book reviews to interviews to reflective pieces fill this wonderful book.

many people will remember gilbert from sam green's documentary on the weather underground. his warmth and grace came through the screen, and he brings the same humility, passion for social justice, and sharp intellect to this book. he self-critically analyzes the movements he was a part of while still offering hope that progressive change can happen. a powerful and important book. may be available from independent distributors such as AK Press, if you can't find it here.
Uyehuguita
this book is a bit similar to the truth pill in the matrix movie; your eyes will be opened to the true situation of the world. this book contains useful reviews of other books, and other writings by david gilbert. this book is important.
No Surrender: Writings From an Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner download epub
Social Sciences
Author: David Gilbert
ISBN: 1894925262
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Abraham Guillen Press/Arm the Spirit; 1st edition (June 6, 2004)
Pages: 300 pages