The Final Straw: Life During Wartime

  • Posted on: 20 August 2012
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/08/2012/life-during-wartime-c... Final Straw</a>

This week's show features a conversation with William Munger, co-editor and contributor to the upcoming AK Press book, Life During Wartime (2013). We talk about the application of Counterinsurgency praxis by law enforcement domestically in the U.S. and what that looks like in it's varying forms.

What is COIN (Counterinsurgency)? How is it being applied to movements and communities in the United States? How do we resist it? These are among the topics covered during the conversation.</td><td><img title="Define asymmetrical warfare in the context of so-called resistance. Thanks." src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2012/boxincity.jpg"></td></tr></...
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Among other things, Will's research has focused on the case study of the relationship and dialogue developed between law enforcement in Salinas, California and the Monterey, California-based Naval Postgraduate School. This relationship has allowed NPS to conduct the beginnings of a proxy-war on the local Latino populations with a focus on eradicating gang networks. Will's essay, "Social War in the Salad Bowl" won a grant from the Institute for Anarchist Studies this last year.

<a href="www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm3-24.pdf">U.S. Army Field Manual 3-24: Counterinsurgency Warfare</a><br>
<a href="http://edocs.nps.edu/npspubs/scholarly/papers/Gangs.pdf">NPS: Gangs and Guerrillas</a>

This show will be streamable at <a href="http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw">Asheville FM</a> from 8/20/12-8/26/12. It is downloadable at archive.org by searching the show title

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"California-based Naval Postgraduate School. This relationship has allowed NPS to conduct the beginnings of a proxy-war on the local Latino populations with a focus on eradicating gang networks." Reminiscent of the "Zoot Suit Riots" i.e. US Navy ganging up on and persecuting Mexican people.