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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New York: American Veterans Committee, Berkeley Chapter #1, 1946-47. 8 issues of the mimeographed 8.5x11 inch newsletter published by the Berkeley chapter of the left-wing veterans' group; all from before the AVC's expulsion of communists in 1948. Issues present are vol. 1 nos. 4-6, 12-15, 17. Three or four pages...
Washington: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1956-61. Six large hardcover volumes containing the first six years of the union's tabloid-format newspaper, though note that vol. 1 begins with issue 5. Generally very good, with some crunching of edges on vol. 1 and a "magazine" section of...
New York: Young Communist League, 1990. 15p., newsprint magazine. Official bimonthly publication of the YCL junior branch of the CPUSA. Articles in this issue include Michael McGarry on the 30th anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins, a review of the movie "Glory," and unrelated pieces such as Jim Badger on the...
Greensboro, NC: Student Organization for Black Unity [later Youth Organization for Black Unity], 1973. Newspaper. The tabloid format newspaper, 16p. pages toned, minor wear. News from a Panafrican perspective. In addition to much Africa related news, on page 5 find a story headlined "Black GI Fined: Would not rise for...
San Francisco: Patrice Lumumba Publishers, 1978. 12p., tabloid format newspaper, evenly toned with minor wear. Nathan Hare on the Psychology of the Black Revolution, cover story on the Bakke case, unity program for a British Pan-Afrikan group, and more.
Oakland: Black United Front, 1980. 8.5x11 inch leaflet for the event. "Hail the people's victory of Zimbabwe, continue the struggle." Cartoon showing Apartheid being overcome.
Detroit: Labor Publications, 1991. 40p., 5.25x8.25 inches, 11 pages of backstock, very good pamphlet in stapled pictorial wraps. Contents: The lessons of the August putsch and the tasks before the Soviet working class, statement by the International Committee of the Fourth International [and] Trotskyism vindicated: the collapse of Stalinism and...
[Bay Area, CA]: California Labor-Community Coalition, [197-]. Four-panel brochure, 7x8.5 inches, very good. On the effects of Prop. 13 on working people.
n.p. ninjabikeslut, [201-]. Four-panel brochure, very good. Brief essay arguing for the abolition of gender and destruction of society. "Combinations of gender, race, trans*-ness/cis-ness of gender and myriad of other factors, create subject-positions where it is possible to both oppress and be oppressed..."
Brooklyn, NY: Anti-Racism Literature Project, 1988. 30p., staplebound wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches, light handling wear with a small discolored spot on front cover. Updates on anti-racist organizing, including the group SOS Racism. Includes an analysis of the Tawana Brawley case declaring it to be a fabrication and characterizing Al Sharpton as...
Oakland: ASAN, [1992?]. Magazine. 29p., 8.25x10.75 inches, illus., some rust to staples, else very good condition. One man anonymous ultra-left zine published out of Oakland in the '80s and '90s. Influenced by perspectives of the Situationists and Freddy Perlman's Black & Red publications.
no city: [associated Railroad Brotherhoods], 1975 [date from cover]. Paperback. 192p., small stiff booklet under 6.5x4 inch printed cover sheets fastened with slot-headed aluminum bolts. A clean sound unmarked copy. Title page concludes with a non-discrimination statement.
San Francisco: American Newspaper Guild. Local 52, 1968. 45p., staplebound booklet, very good.
San Francisco: the unions, 1964. 57p., staplebound booklet, evenly toned, otherwise very good.
New Haven: AIM, 1969-1970. Twenty-three issues of the 8.5x11 inch bulletin (later called a newsletter, but in the same format). Very good. Issues present are vol. 4 nos. 1, 2, 4, 6-9, 11-17, 19, 20 (misnumbered 19), 21-23; vol. 5 nos. 1-5. Includes much coverage of local activism, including at...
San Francisco: F.O.R. Organizing Committee in the U.S., 1980. Pamphlet. 11, [i], wraps, not stapled, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good condition.
Albuquergue, NM: AT&T, 1971. Single 8.5x14 inch sheet, mimeographed one side, introducing the group's three candidates for City Commission, Gary Cook Mahan, Jim Greer, and Lynn Burlbaw. Mahan had co-founded the Independent New Mexican Party with John Salazar.
Berkeley: Yenan Books, [1976-?]. 44p., wraps foxed and lightly edgeworn, 8.55x11 inches. Yenan Series no. 5. Maoist positions on African revolutionary movements.
Philadelphia: November 5 Mobilization to Stop the KKK in Philadelphia, . 20x26 inch poster, very good, stylized image of klansmen with burning cross. The Spartacist League played a behind-the-scenes leadership role in the Mobilization.
San Francisco: Auto-Graphics, [197-]. [8p., including covers], very good in staplebound wraps. Pro-Situ tract. Not found in OCLC as of July 2016.
San Francisco: the Alliance, 1984. 4p., 8.5x11 inches, light handling wear, very good. Main story is on efforts to restrict the number of cabs permitted in San Francisco. "We believe that the taxi-using public is behind us in our fight to stop the new permits..."
New York: American Comittee for Protection of Foreign Born, 1943. Pamphlet. Reprinted from Lawyers Guild Review, Volume 3 No. 4, July-August, 1943. Single sheet folded to make 4 pages, musty, creased in middle from folding, rear wrap slightly soiled, a reading copy only. On the case of William Schneiderman, whose...
Palo Alto, CA: Rivendell, 1973. [13p.], 8.5x11 inch mimeographed sheets stapled at left, silkscreened pictorial cover in black and blue inks on yellow paperstock; addendum sheet laid in. Program for an education symposium at the parent-cooperative alternative school.
Santa Barbara: Associated Students and Press Council, UC Santa Barbara, 1976. Newspaper. 12p. folded tabloid newspaper illustrated with b&w photos, mild toning otherwise very good. Report on the strike against BFI and accompanying rally, march and protests. Photos of police actions and marchers. Cesar Chavez article. Jane Fonda article and.....
San Louis Obispo, CA: Peace and Freedom Party, 1972. Newspaper. 4p., tabloid newspaper format, horizontal fold crease, toned, especially at spine. Second issue of the newspaper, with articles on the presidential campaign of Benjamin Spock ("Spock Charges Nixon Opportunist"), report on Women's Conference, La Raza on the ballot, Ord fragging...