1987 (The Solidarity Edition)
Join us for the book launch of a solidarity edition of the book 1987: Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 Years On.
This edition of the book is unique because it includes an ode to the 2017 peaceful assembly, where 7 people held and read copies of the 1987 book on the MRT. Jolovan Wham recently served 16 days in prison for organising this silent demonstration, which sought justice for Operation Spectrum survivors and the abolishment of the Internal Security Act.
In publishing this special edition, Function 8 brings together multiple forms of solidarity. Their gesture is symbolic of the deep, affectionate and mutually nourishing ties between older and younger members of Singapore civil society.
All the proceeds from the sale of this edition will go towards supporting the work of the Transformative Justice Collective (TJC).
About the book:
Survivors of Operation Spectrum—the alleged Marxist conspiracy—speak up in this volume. For many of them, this is the first time that they cast their minds back to 1987 and try to make sense of the incident.
The detainees were subjected to ill-treatment, humiliation, and manipulated television appearances. Under duress, and threatened with indefinite imprisonment without trial, they had to make statutory declarations against their will.
It is hoped that with this publication (which has more than 35 contributors), Singaporeans will know about what actually happened and decide for themselves if there was a national security threat that necessitated the mounting of Operation Spectrum.
As this edition of the book is meant to raise funds for TJC, it is priced at $50.
Book price: SGD 50
Local postage & handling for 1 book: SGD 3
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