By Ann Hansen
Direct Action chronicles the exciting fast paced motion of the Guerrilla team that blew up the political activist scene of the 80's. Hansen and her Anarchist team Direct motion have been chargeable for various dramatic political acts, together with the bombing of the Litton platforms plant in Toronto. After criminal protest activities didn't cease Litton from making suggestions platforms for Cruise missiles, Direct motion defended the Earth, explosively. also, Hansen with different radical feminists confirmed the purple scorching Video chain simply how scorching their unlawful motion pictures depicting rape may develop into after being firebombed.
Ann Hansen served seven years in legal and is now fairly at domestic in Vancouver together with her 3 horses, 3 canines, one cat and a bird.
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