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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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.
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.....
New York: College Art Association of America, 1985. pp485-500, stapled once at upper left, 9x11.5 inches, illus., very good condition. Includes the article "Adolf Wolff: Poet, Sculptor and Revolutionist, but Mostly Revolutionist" by Paul Avrich and Francis F. Nauman. Wolff was an anarchist sculptor who taught at the Modern School.....
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.
Philadelphia: Central Committee of Conscienous Objectors, 2001. 52p., profusely illustrated magazine, very good, but missing the CD that was originally included. With an interview with Michael Franti and other music articles, the Navy's war on Vieques, a critique of Spike Lee, and more.
San Francisco: Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, [1997-?]. Pamphlet. p., staplebound zine, 5.5x8.25 inches, wraps lightly worn else very good condition. Articles include "An Animal Liberationist Case for Peace", "The Military-Furthering the Struggle for Womyn's Equality?", and "Queers in the Military Under 'Don't Ask. Don't Tell'"