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 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).
San Francisco: Dr. Bombay's, n.d. 8.5x11 inch handbill, some handling wear. "In the Left corner, in the red boxers, Tony Seymour and his band World War 4. Poet, Musician and political commentator par excellance... In the Right Wing, wearing black trunks, Stephen Schwartz, writer for the SF Chronicle, historian 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.
Philadelphia: Printed by Phila. Resistance for Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice, . Two 8.5x11 inch handbills with the same obverse but different reverses, fold-creased. Design based on Ben Shahn's drawing of Ghandi. The reverse of one flyer has a map of Washington DC with plans for blockading the Pentagon;.....
[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.....
Hamilton; Toronto: the journal, 1991-2000. Four issues of the autonomist/anti-imperialist journal, very good, 8.5x11 inches. Issues present are 10, 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.....
New York: Mackay Society, 1985-1988. First six issues of the bulletin, Nos. 1-6, various pagination, ranging from 2 to 6p. each, Nos. 1-4 6.5x8.5 inches, Nos. 5 and 6 5.5x8.5 inches, some light wear, Nos. 2 and 4 fold-creased , No. 6 with lightly foxed front wrap else generally very.....
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.....
Denver: Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, . Single issue of the staplebound magazine, 32 pages, very good. Progressive arts magazine, including interviews with Holly Near and Jose Arguelles, plus poetry, articles and reviews. Also includes an article on John Cassavetes.
Vancouver, BC: North Shore Youth Council, 1992. Two issues of the publication, the earlier one in magazine format, the latter a tabloid. Evenly toned, otherwise very good. Includes coverage of issues ranging from violence against women to indigenous struggle on the Columbus quincentenary.