Torkil Lauesen is a longtime anti-imperialist activist and writer living in Denmark. From 1970 to 1989, he was full-time member of a communist anti-imperialist group, supporting Third World liberation movements by both legal and illegal means — while members lived modest lives, over a period of almost two decades they sent millions of dollars acquired in spectacular heists to Third World liberation movements.
During this time, Lauesen worked occasionally as a glass factory worker, mail carrier, and laboratory worker, in order to be able to stay on the dole. In connection with support work, he traveled in Lebanon, Syria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Philippines, and Mexico. In the 1990s, while in prison for the actions of what the media dubbed the “Blekingegade Gang”, he was involved in prison activism and received a Masters degree in political science. He is currently a member of International Forum, an anti-imperialist organization based in Denmark.
Torkil was recently interviewed for the historic.ly podcast, “a historical podcast that attempts to decolonize history and debunk myths and misinformation taught to you in school and on corporate media.” You can listen to this interview here: https://historicly.substack.com/p/theres-something-rotten-in-the-state
You can read more about the “Blekingegade Gang” in the book Turning Money into Rebellion: The Unlikely Story of Denmark’s Revolutionary Bank Robbers (Kersplebedeb/PM Press), and can read more of Lauesen’s thoughts on capitalism and resistance in The Global Perspective: Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance (Kersplebedeb), both currently discounted at leftwingbooks.net.