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: John Brown Anti-Klan Committee / Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, 1989. Handbill. 8.5x11 inch handbill, printed both sides, sunned along bottom edge else very good condition. Advertises a protest in support of two members of Prairie Fire Organizing Committee and the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee who had been ordered.....
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).
Oakland: New York Foundation for the Arts, n/a. Magazine. 8.5x11 inch professionally illustrated high quality cover and wraps. 65pp., slight edgeware on cover on spine, else in very good condition. Note: issue is undated. A radical arts magazine with a focus on the counter-establishment in art.
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.....
New York: Young Communist League, . Pamphlet. Four-panel brochure, faint stain at bottom, penetrating both leaves. Receipt date of October 1941 rubberstamped at bottom of rear panel. Issued after the German invasion of the Soviet Union ruptured the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. "American youth! Let us reply to this powerful appeal by.....
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.....
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: 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, . Magazine. Two issues 32 pages each, 8.5x11 inches, articles, reviews, interviews, photos, some foxing and light handling wear, magazines in stapled pictorial wraps. Progressive arts magazine, including interviews with Holly Near, Mimi Farina, Oh Shinnah and Jose Arguelles, plus poetry, articles and reviews.....
Denver: Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, . Magazine. 32p., 8.5x11 inches, articles, reviews, interviews, photos, magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Progressive arts magazine, including interviews with Holly Near and Jose Arguelles, plus poetry, articles and reviews. Also includes an article on John Cassavetes.
New York: League for Industrial Democracy, [c1967]. Pamphlet. p., stapled wraps, 3.75x9 inches, two titles circled in pencil, rubberstamp and splash stain on rear wrap, else good condition. Mostly consists of a list of pamphlets published by LID. Undated, but most of the listed pamphlets are from 1965 to '67.....
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.