Lisa Fithian is a legendary organizer who operates in the world of anti-globalism anarchists, antiwar protesters, and union activists, who specializes in aggressive "direct action" tactics and has been linked to Occupy Wall Street, the violent 1999 WTO Riots, and the Ferguson riots.
While clashing with police in the devastated Lower Ninth Ward of post-Katrina New Orleans, Fithian said of herself: "When people ask me, 'What do you do?' I say, 'I create crisis, because crisis is the leading edge where change is possible."
Fithian has been the author of several works, including a chapter in the book What lies beneath: Katrina, race, and the state of the nation, titled Common ground relief. She also wrote an introduction to an updated version of Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book.
- Cindy Sheehan’s Radical Strategist (August 29, 2005).
- Top Occupy organizer trained Ferguson protesters (November 26, 2014).
- Architect Behind Violent 1999 WTO Riots Is Holding Mass Training Sessions in #Ferguson (November 14, 2014).
- Them Against the World, Part 2 (November 16, 2003).
- Meet Professor Occupy (April 2012).
- What lies beneath: Katrina, race, and the state of the nation
- Lisa Fithian, The Terrorist Behind Sheehan