Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerrilla by Ann Hansen

By Ann Hansen

Direct Action chronicles the exciting fast moving motion of the Guerrilla staff that blew up the political activist scene of the 80's. Hansen and her Anarchist team Direct motion have been liable for a variety of dramatic political acts, together with the bombing of the Litton platforms plant in Toronto. After felony protest activities didn't cease Litton from making advice platforms for Cruise missiles, Direct Action defended the Earth, explosively.

Additionally, Hansen with different radical feminists confirmed the pink scorching Video chain simply how scorching their unlawful movies depicting rape may well turn into after being firebombed.

Ann Hansen served seven years in legal and is now relatively at domestic in Vancouver along with her 3 horses, 3 canine, one cat and a poultry.

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I wanted so much to open up to someone about my feelings towards Brent, and Angie would be that perfect person if only she didn't happen to be his lover. I couldn't think of anyone I wanted to hurt less, but I knew that in the long run, if I continued on this course, inevitably my relationship with Brent would come between us. "Not me," she said with no sign of jealousy. "If there was a large group of women, that would be different, but I couldn't live in isolation with Brent, Doug, or any other macho types.

We talked endlessly. Marion was well-educated and politically sophisticated, the product of a long history of European revolutionary development. In North America, communists, socialists, and anarchists were considered fringe elements, whereas in Europe these forms of politics had been institutionalized and long represented by political parties, unions, and even universities. Marion asked me if I wanted something from the canteen, but I shook my head. Watching her make her way down the narrow aisle, I thought she would make a perfect fugitive or guerrilla because I couldn't imagine anyone more difficult to describe.

So, not long after her arrival, Marion and I boarded a train for the trip to Vancouver. We had three days to get to know each other to the rhythmic clanking of the wheels on the tracks and the scenery flowing past us. She instantly fell in love with the vastness of the country, and so we spent much of our time in the glass-covered viewing car. Each day we awoke to a new landscape. One day it was the rugged rocks and coniferous forests jutting out of the lakes dotting the Canadian Shield; the next day it was the broad expanse of the prairie wheat fields, ebbing and flowing in the wind like the ocean waves; another day the abrupt sight of the Rockies' sharp peaks.

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