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, 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.....
Washington DC: Committee Against Registration and the Draft, 1980-1988. Eight issues of the newsletter, 8.5x11 inches, folded for mailing, otherwise very good. Issues present are Vol. 1 no. 9 and 10 (the latter issue with four blank pages due to printing error), vol. 2 nos. 2-4, 7, and vol. 3.....
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.....
Berkeley: the newspaper, 1991-1992. Three issues of the tabloid-format newspaper, pages toned, otherwise only light handling wear. All three separately published issues of the publication produced by military resisters to the Persian Gulf war. A final "issue" was published as a section of StormWarning!, no. 23 (July 1992).
Berkeley: the newspaper, 1991-1992. Three issues of the tabloid-format newspaper, pages toned, first issue somewhat crinkled, second issue with mailing label and postal markings. All three separately published issues of the publication produced by military resisters to the Persian Gulf war. A final "issue" was published as a section of.....
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.
[San Francisco]: n.pub. . 1.75 inch diameter pin, very good. As the Washington Post reported at the time, "In a city full of unique political organizations and sects, one of the most bizarre--the self-described communist White Panther Party--has succeeded in collecting 35,000 signatures to recall Mayor Dianne Feinstein because her.....
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.....
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.....