American Labor & Radicalism
This section includes books (both nonfiction and fiction) as well as ephemera related to labor unions and activism, grassroots political organization in fields such as environmentalism and free speech, and the underground press. Our holdings range from academic historical works and labor-themed novels to original leaflets and pamphlets.
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Berkeley: the Bulletin, 1986, 1987. Two issues, apparently all that were published; staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches. First issue has a penned notation on the front cover altering the title to "Angry Smurkers' Bulletin;" otherwise very good. Analysis "from a social revolutionary class war perspective," by a small group of self-described ex-anarchists.
Berkeley: the Bulletin, 1987. Second, and last, issue of the short-lived publication; 45p., staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Some stains to cover, corner creased, a reading copy. Analysis "from a social revolutionary class war perspective," as stated in the previous issue, by a small group of self-described ex-anarchists.
San Francisco, CA: The End of the World's Fair, 1984. Four-panel brochure made from folded 8.5x11 inch sheet, illustrated with cartoons of costumed punks and freaks. The Fair was a radical cultural festival and parade held in S.F.'s Dolores Park, which included floats on themes such as "Prisoners of daily.....
Washington, D.C. National Council for a Permanent F.E.P.C., . 15p., illustrated wraps, very good. Pamphlet supporting S-101 and H.R. 2232, laws intended to make the wartime Fair Employment Practice Committee legislation (prohibiting discrimination against Black and other minority workers) permanent. Lists common objections to the law ("Conflicts and even race.....
San Francisco: the Coalition, 1978. 6p., 8.5x11 inches, very good. Much on organizing around the country to protest the Bakke decision, which challenged affirmative action programs by invalidating the use of racial quotas. The Coalition formed under the primary direction of I Wor Kuen, together with activists from other organizations.
San Francisco: Bay Area April 22 Coalition, . 10.5x18 inch poster, design adapted from a Cuban poster depicting falling bombs with the face of Richard Nixon. Small spot of foxing, otherwise very good. Advertises an event with speakers including Dick Gregory, Gloria Fontanez, Dave Dellinger and Le Anh Tu.
Boston, MA: Southern Africa Organizing Committee; Boston Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa, . Single 8.5x11 inch sheet, printed both sides, light wear. Argues that the Rhodesian elections were a face-saving move by Ian Smith's government that failed to share real power with Africans in the country. This leaflet...
n.p. n.pub. [198-?]. Single small sheet, 4.25x4.75 inches, bright red Anarchy symbol in background, overprinted with black text. List of nine yes or no questions, such as "Do you think the police are there to protect your rights?" "If you answered yes to any of the above, then yes, you.....
New York: The Lesbian & Gay Discrimination Documentation Project of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, . Eight-panel brochure folded to 3.5x8.5 inches, very good on peach stock. Includes extensive information on discrimation by employers and on the Project with community contacts including S.A.G.E. & B.W.M.T......
New York: Daily Worker, [1937?]. Pamphlet. 10p., illustrated wraps with minor edge wear else very good condition, illus., 5x7 inches Promotional pamphlet for the Communist Party's Daily Worker. "Five million Americans are swallowing poison each day. They are swallowing it not through their mouths, but through their eyes. They are...
Hamilton; Toronto: the journal, 1992-1999. Three issues of the autonomist/anti-imperialist journal, very good, 8.5x11 inches. Issues present are 11, 12 and 17, the latter much thicker and spiralbound. Coverage of the LA riots/uprising, the end of the Red Army Fraction, ETA's resumption of armed struggle, and more.
Berkeley: Committee for the American Revolutionary Movement, [197-]. 12p. tabloid format newspaper, evenly toned, horizontal fold, otherwise very good. Edited by Al Bari and Elizabeth Bloch, with artwork by Skira. Cover story imagines Batman as a wino, having fallen into despondence after disillusionment with the criminal justice system. Includes the...
n.p. n.pub. 1978. [48p.], 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled together at upper left corner; old price label on first page. Articles reprinted from the Chinese press in English, with a new introduction and questions to consider. Associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party, thus showing preference for the Mao-era attitude.
Denver: Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, . Two issues of the staplebound magazine, 32 pages each, some foxing and light handling wear. Progressive arts magazine, including interviews with Holly Near, Mimi Farina, Oh Shinnah and Jose Arguelles, plus poetry, articles and reviews. Issue number four notes that the journal was...