February 7, 2007
In a storefront directly across the street from the county courthouse, people are plotting against the system.
Though locals refer to them inaccurately as anarchists ("radicals" or "revolutionaries" are preferred terms) the members of the Solidarity! Center embrace the entire spectrum of social activism (anti-capitalism being a unifying theme) and offer support to high-profile social action groups such as Kansas Mutual Aid, Food Not Banks and Earthwatch. At least once a year, dramatic, Solidarity!-sponsored protests make headlines and result in numerous arrests. Another annual event is the publication of the Kansas Anarchists Exposed! calendar, in which the radicals and revolutionaries bare all for the camera.
Street Level meets up with Solidarity! Center radicals and calendar models Vanessa Hays and Dave Strano in a downtown coffeehouse (the traditional seedbed of revolution), to discuss the politics of fear, big bad police, and the Fetishizing of the Revolution.
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