DIRECT ACTION PROTEST AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN RADICALISM

Download Direct Action Protest And The Reinvention Of American Radicalism ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to DIRECT ACTION PROTEST AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN RADICALISM book pdf for free now.

Direct Action

Author : L.A. Kauffman
ISBN : 9781784784102
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 52.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 332
Read : 1271

A longtime movement insider's powerful account of the origins of today's protest movements and what they can achieve now As Americans take to the streets in record numbers to resist the presidency of Donald Trump, L.A. Kauffman’s timely, trenchant history of protest offers unique insights into how past movements have won victories in times of crisis and backlash and how they can be most effective today. This deeply researched account, twenty-five years in the making, traces the evolution of disruptive protest since the Sixties to tell a larger story about the reshaping of the American left. Kauffman, a longtime grassroots organizer, examines how movements from ACT UP to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter have used disruptive tactics to catalyze change despite long odds. Kauffman's lively and elegant history is propelled by hundreds of candid interviews conducted over a span of decades. Direct Action showcases the voices of key players in an array of movements – environmentalist, anti-nuclear, anti-apartheid, feminist, LGBTQ, anti-globalization, racial-justice, anti-war, and more – across an era when American politics shifted to the right, and a constellation of decentralized issue- and identity-based movements supplanted the older ideal of a single, unified left. Now, as protest movements again take on a central and urgent political role, Kauffman’s history offers both striking lessons for the current moment and an unparalleled overview of the landscape of recent activism. Written with nuance and humor, Direct Action is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the protest movements of our time. Product Alert: Book will have either a neon magenta cover or a neon green cover. Color is not selectable.
Category: Political Science

How To Read A Protest

Author : L.A. Kauffman
ISBN : 9780520972209
Genre : History
File Size : 51.96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 834
Read : 1020

When millions of people took to the streets for the 2017 Women’s Marches, there was an unmistakable air of uprising, a sense that these marches were launching a powerful new movement to resist a dangerous presidency. But the work that protests do often can’t be seen in the moment. It feels empowering to march, and record numbers of Americans have joined anti-Trump demonstrations, but when and why does marching matter? What exactly do protests do, and how do they help movements win? In this original and richly illustrated account, organizer and journalist L.A. Kauffman delves into the history of America’s major demonstrations, beginning with the legendary 1963 March on Washington, to reveal the ways protests work and how their character has shifted over time. Using the signs that demonstrators carry as clues to how protests are organized, Kauffman explores the nuanced relationship between the way movements are made and the impact they have. How to Read a Protest sheds new light on the catalytic power of collective action and the decentralized, bottom-up, women-led model for organizing that has transformed what movements look like and what they can accomplish.
Category: History

Hegemony How To

Author : Jonathan Smucker
ISBN : 9781849352550
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 69.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 571
Read : 749

A guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about power. While many activists gravitate toward mere self-expression and identity-affirming rituals at the expense of serious political intervention, Smucker provides an apologia for leadership, organization, and collective power, a moral argument for its cultivation, and a discussion of dilemmas that movements must navigate in order to succeed.
Category: Political Science

People S Movements People S Press

Author : Bob Ostertag
ISBN : 0807061662
Genre : History
File Size : 32.92 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 395
Read : 790

America has a long history of protest and rebellion. In People’s Movements, People’s Press, Bob Ostertag recounts the history of the alternative print media that has arisen out of five social movements—abolition, woman suffrage, environmental, gay liberation, and Vietnam antiwar. By telling the story of the newspapers and magazines of these movements, Ostertag shows the power of the written word to mobilize activists behind a political cause. “This is a piece of our history that everyone concerned about the past and future of our democracy needs to know.” —Eric Foner, author of The Story of American Freedom “This is a wonderful book and a delightful read that deserves the attention of all who care about journalism and social justice.” —Robert W. McChesney, author of The Problem of the Media Bob Ostertag has written widely on political subjects, particularly those concerning Latin America. He is an associate professor of technocultural studies at the University of California, Davis, and lives in San Francisco.
Category: History

Blood Struggle

Author : Charles F. Wilkinson
ISBN : 0393051498
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33.32 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 146
Read : 1209

"The story of the extraordinary gains by Indian tribes over the second half of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Social Science

Syriza Wave

Author : Helena Sheehan
ISBN : 9781583676271
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 77.63 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 394
Read : 314

Utterly corrupt corporate and government elites bankrupted Greece twice over. First, by profligate deficit spending benefitting only themselves; second, by agreeing to an IMF “bailout” of the Greek economy, devastating ordinary Greek citizens who were already enduring government-induced poverty, unemployment, and hunger. Finally, in response to dire “austerity” measures, the people of Greece stood up, forming, from their own historic roots of resistance, Syriza—the Coalition of the Radical Left. For those who caught the Syriza wave, there was, writes Helena Sheehan, a minute of “precarious hope.” A seasoned activist and participant-observer, Helena Sheehan adroitly places us at the center of the whirlwind beginnings of Syriza, its jubilant victory at the polls, and finally at Syriza’s surrender to the very austerity measures it once vowed to annihilate. Along the way, she takes time to meet many Greeks in tavernas, on the street, and in government offices, engage in debates, and compare Greece to her own economically blighted country, Ireland. Beginning as a strong Syriza supporter, Sheehan sees Syriza transformed from a horizon of hope to a vortex of despair. But out of the dust of defeat, she draws questions radiating hope. Just how did what was possibly the most intelligent, effective instrument of the Greek left self-destruct? And what are the consequences for the Greek people, for the international left, for all of us driven to work for a better world? The Syriza Wave is a page-turning blend of political reportage, personal reflection, and astute analysis.
Category: Political Science

The Verso Book Of Dissent

Author : Andrew Hsiao
ISBN : 9781784783082
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 35.25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 297
Read : 164

Fully updated compendium of revolt and resistance Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest-rallying others around them or, sometimes, inspiring uprisings many years later. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the dissident poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, through to the Arab slave revolts and anti-Ottoman rebellions of the Middle Ages. These sources were tapped during the Dutch and English revolutions at the outset of the Modern world, and in turn flowed into the French, Haitian, American, Russian and Chinese revolutions. More recently, resistance to war and economic oppression has flared up on battlefields and in public spaces from Beijing and Cairo to Moscow and New York City. This anthology, global in scope, presents voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos. Every age has its iconoclasts, and yet the greatest among them build on the words and actions of their forerunners. The Verso Book of Dissent should be in the arsenal of every rebel who understands that words and ideas are the ultimate weapons.
Category: Political Science

No Shortcuts

Author : Jane F. McAlevey
ISBN : 9780190624712
Genre : POLITICAL SCIENCE
File Size : 66.98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 613
Read : 735

"An examination of strategies for effective organizing"--
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Horizontalism

Author : Marina Sitrin
ISBN : 9781904859581
Genre : History
File Size : 68.77 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 628
Read : 913

A powerful oral history of modern day revolutionary Argentina. The social movements, neighborhood assemblies, and occupied factories.
Category: History