Political and Social Movements
Featured Items
Freedom from Fear and Other Writings
Freedom from Fear and Other Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0140253173
A new collection of writings by the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner includes her acceptance speech as delivered by her son during her six-year incarceration and numerous reminiscences on her role in politics and her fear for her people. Original.
No Retreat, No Surrender: Labor's War at Hormel
No Retreat, No Surrender
Labor's War at Hormel
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688077455
Details the bitter 1984 war that broke out between labor and management at the Hormel packinghouse in Minnesota over wage concessions
Alone in His Teacher's House
Alone in His Teacher's House
Paperback      ISBN: 0679819495
Marvin discovers that he had bitten off more than he can chew when he is asked by his teacher to dog-sit for a week. Simultaneous.
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
No Pity: People With Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
No Pity
People With Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
Paperback      ISBN: 0812924126
Discusses the struggle of disabled people to challenge discrimination and explains how the disabled used their political clout to gain passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
The Motorcycle Diaries
Notes on a Latin American Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 1876175702
The book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNAL NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times bestseller. This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the man and the icon. “A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, ‘I’ turned into ‘we’.
The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti
The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti
Paperback      ISBN: 0806508949
Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy
Dry Bones Rattling
Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy
Paperback      ISBN: 0691074321
Dry Bones Rattling offers the first in-depth treatment of how to rebuild the social capital of America's communities while promoting racially inclusive, democratic participation. The Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) network in Texas and the Southwest is gaining national attention as a model for reviving democratic life in the inner city--and beyond. This richly drawn study shows how the IAF network works with religious congregations and other community-based institutions to cultivate the participation and leadership of Americans most left out of our elite-centered politics. Interfaith leaders from poor communities of color collaborate with those from more affluent communities to build organizations with the power to construct affordable housing, create job-training programs, improve schools, expand public services, and increase neighborhood safety.In clear and accessible prose, Mark Warren argues that the key to revitalizing democracy lies in connecting politics to community institutions and the values that sustain them. By doing so, the IAF network builds an organized, multiracial constituency with the power to advance desperately needed social policies. While Americans are most aware of the religious right, Warren documents the growth of progressive faith-based politics in America. He offers a realistic yet hopeful account of how this rising trend can transform the lives of people in our most troubled neighborhoods. Drawing upon six years of original fieldwork, Dry Bones Rattling proposes new answers to the problems of American democracy, community life, race relations, and the urban crisis.
Understanding History: Marxist Essays
Understanding History
Marxist Essays
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0873486056
Anarchism, and Other Essays
Anarchism, and Other Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0486224848
Powerful, penetrating, prophetic essays on direct action, role of minorities, prison reform, puritan hypocrisy, violence, etc.