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The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities

by: Ching-In Chen

Publisher: AK Press (2011)

$16.00

Staff Pick by comrade: FG

What was once one of the most ambitious pamphlets about abuse and accountability is now a beautiful book with several new essays. This book takes a look at the complexities of identity and how that informs intimate partner abuse while providing strategies on how to address and confront it. SO GOOD!

TheRevolutionStartsatHomeisasurgentlyneededtodayaswhenitwasfirstpublished.Thiswatershedcollectionbreaksthedangeroussilencesurroundingthe“secret”ofintimateviolencewithinsocialjusticecircles.Justasimportantly,itprovidespracticalstrategiesfordealingwithabuseandcreatingsafetywithoutrelyingonthecoercivepowerofthestate.Itofferslifesavingalternativesforsurvivors,whilebuildingamovementwherenooneisleftbehind.