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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Eugene: Bad Egg Books, nd. Pamphlet. p. including covers, stapled wraps, 5.5x8.75 inches, horizontally creased, wraps worn else good condition. Definition of an infoshop, plus lists of infoshops, alternative libraries and archives, and radical history collections in university libraries.
New York: State Education Department, New York Young Communist League, 1942. 13p., plus a "Flash" sheet added at the last moment urging support for a senate bill that would draft 18 and 19-year-olds. 8.5x11 inch mimeographed sheets stapled at corner, very good. Outlines Communist positions on electoral questions, and includes.....
Washington DC: DC "Hands off Cuba" Coalition; later the National Network on Cuba, 1991-95. Eleven issues of the newsletter, with updates on efforts to normalize relations and favorable coverage of Cuban current events. Issues present are Vol. 1, no. 3, Vol. 2, no. 2, 3/4, 6; vol. 3 no. 1.....
Berkeley, CA: Collective, Communal and Cooperative Network, 1981. Magazine. Single issue of the Bay Area newsletter for intentional communities, 8.5x11 inches, 23p., wraps creased, closed tear in upper margin of all pages. Includes a defense of the San Francisco-based Kerista polyfidelity commune, written by an ex-member; reports on the first.....
San Francisco: the Institute, 1970. 8.5x14 inch sheet printed both sides, address label and postal markings, staple hole where the two sides were folded together. Originally published during the US invasion of Cambodia, the newsletter then came out sporadically to discuss later developments. This undated issue critiques Nixon's cease-fire proposal.....
Tacoma, WA / Kansas City, KS: Bayou La Rose, 1985-1995. Newspaper. Three issues of the "journal of working-class ecological anarchism," with an emphasis on Native American issues. All issues published in Tacoma, except for No. 20, which was published in Kansas City. 15, 23, and 15p. respectively, folded tabloid newspaper.....
New York: Benjamin Rush Society, 1949-1950. Three issues of the staplebound journal, 31, 30 and 50 pages respectively, wraps worn, no. 2 somewhat toned and smudged, no. 3 with several small stains on rear wrap, otherwise good. "Devoted to the fullest consideration of basic questions in the field of Psychiatry.....
New York: Benjamin Rush Society, 1949-1950. Two issues of the staplebound journal, 30 and 50 pages respectively, No. 3 with front wrap lightly toned along edges, No. 4 with pp3-10 evenly toned else very good condition. "Devoted to the fullest consideration of basic questions in the field of Psychiatry, Psychology.....
New York: Benjamin Rush Society, 1950. Newsletter. Staplebound journal, 50p., 5.25x8.25 inches, staples rusted, else very good condition. "Devoted to the fullest consideration of basic questions in the field of Psychiatry, Psychology and Social Work, in the light of scientific materialism." Affiliated with the Communist Party.
Berkeley: Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory and Research & Design, . Pamphlet. p., wraps secured by folding, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good condition. Program for the conference. Talks included "Anarchy & BDSM," "Atheism vs Rationalism," and "Dialectics, The Situationist International And the Revolutionary Power of The Imagination."
Berkeley: Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory and Research & Design, 2012. Newsletter. p., single page, 5.5x8.5 inches, very creased and handled. Program for the conference. Talks included "Identity as apparatus," "the anarchist provenance of Occupy Oakland," workshops by Apio Ludd and the queer Bay Area based journal, baedan.
Berkeley: Biko Plaza News, 1985. Newspaper. 8p., biweekly newspaper in 11.5x14 inch tabloid newsprint; illus., photos., paper browned, else in very good condition. Cover article on the UC Berkeley ROTC building being burned down by student demonstrators protesting against U.S. militarism.