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: 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.....
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'"
San Francisco: Black Swan / Avalanche Films, 1985. Six-panel brochure, several small black and white photos, very good. Seeks funds to produce the film about the months of preparations and coalition-building that went into the large demonstration. The Mobilization was supported by the Bay Area Labor Councils, area churches, as.....