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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
The True Believer
Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Paperback      ISBN: 0060505915
Discusses the appeal of mass movements, types of potential converts, factors promoting self-sacrifice, and good and bad mass movements. Reissue.
Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing: Imperial Politics in the American Southwest
Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing
Imperial Politics in the American Southwest
Paperback      ISBN: 0292728247
Chicano history, from the early decades of the twentieth century up to the present, cannot be explained without reference to the determined interventions of the Mexican government, asserts Gilbert G. González. In this pathfinding study, he offers convincing evidence that Mexico aimed at nothing less than developing a loyal and politically dependent emigrant community among Mexican Americans, which would serve and replicate Mexico's political and economic subordination to the United States. González centers his study around four major agricultural workers' strikes in Depression-era California. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, he documents how Mexican consuls worked with U.S. growers to break the strikes, undermining militants within union ranks and, in one case, successfully setting up a grower-approved union. Moreover, González demonstrates that the Mexican government's intervention in the Chicano community did not end after the New Deal; rather, it continued as the Bracero Program of the 1940s and 1950s, as a patron of Chicano civil rights causes in the 1960s and 1970s, and as a prominent voice in the debates over NAFTA in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Marx for Beginners: Philosophy, Economic Doctrine, Historical Materialism
Marx for Beginners
Philosophy, Economic Doctrine, Historical Materialism
by Rius
Paperback      ISBN: 0679725121
Explains the historical background, philosophic precedents, and political tenets of Marxism in a cartoon format
No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
No Logo
Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
Paperback      ISBN: 0312271921
A free-wheeling analysis and exploration of the invasion of our personal lives by logo-wielding power-hungry corporations combines muckraking journalism with contemporary memoir to discuss current consumer culture and the dark side of the information age. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement
From the Ground Up
Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement
Paperback      ISBN: 0814715370
Presents case studies of grassroots activism for environmental justice, highlighting struggles against environmental hazards, toxic waste dumps, and polluting factories which often impact low-income and minority communities.
Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America
Culture Wars
The Struggle to Define America
Paperback      ISBN: 0465015344
Examines the ideological conflicts and controversies that divide the country and demonstrates how different sides have endeavored to gain control over such areas of conflict as the family, education, law, and politics
Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action
Going Public
An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action
Paperback      ISBN: 1400076498
A community organizer shares practical techniques with which community groups can build long-term relationships in the public sphere and develop creative and productive programs, independent of polarizing political affiliations, to promote effective social change. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Upheaval in the Quiet Zone: A History of Hospital Workers' Union, Local 1199
Upheaval in the Quiet Zone
A History of Hospital Workers' Union, Local 1199
Paperback      ISBN: 0252060474
Shadows of Tender Fury: The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
Shadows of Tender Fury
The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
Paperback      ISBN: 0853459185
Since the 1994 uprisings in the Mexican state of Chiapas, the spokesman of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, a masked rebel who calls himself Subcomandante Marcos, has become a symbol of revolt in the post-cold war era. Here are the words of Marcos, words that recast Mexican politics and revived rebel imaginations everywhere. They look back to the traditions of Indian resistance and the dormant ideals of the Mexican revolution; they look forward to political strategies, styles, and theories that challenge the dominance of capitalism. The Introduction by John Ross situates the Zapatistas in the context of Mexican history and the Afterword by Frank Bardacke discusses their language and politics, as well as their meaning for the U.S. left. This edition also includes an "exclusive" prologue by Subcomandante Marcos and his speech to the Zapatista's August 1994 national convention.
Understanding History: Marxist Essays
Understanding History
Marxist Essays
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0873486056