Our Lives are at Stake – Shell Strike (1973)

1946-1989, Date, Disruptive Spaces, Strike, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption, The Workplace, Workers

This pamphlet tells the story of the United States Shell Strike in 1973. It includes descriptions of working conditions, exploitation of workers, and the strike itself.

“Shell’s vast wealth comes from its long history of exploiting workers not only in this country, but even more so the working people and resources of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America”

Bring the War Home by Students for a Democratic Society (1969)

1946-1989, Students, Subjectives of Refusal

This pamphlet from SDS is a call to action for people to protest in Chicago, a renewal of the protest at the Democratic Convention a year earlier. It calls for an end to imperalism, white supremacy, male supremacy, and facism through disruptive means. The pamphlet specifies that the action taken during the protest should not only be against imperialism abroad but also domestic imperialism.

But, after years of peace marches, petitions, and the gradual realization that this war was no “mistake” “at all, one critical fact remains: the war is not just happening in Vietnam. It is happening in the jungles of Guatemala, Bolivia, Thailand, and all oppressed nations throughout the world. And it is happening here.