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Demand The Impossible

Author: Bill Ayers
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608467473
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In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction, and a political system offering more of the same, radical social transformation has never been more urgent—or seemed more remote. A manifesto for movement-makers in extraordinary times, Demand the Impossible! urges us to imagine a world beyond what this rotten system would have us believe is possible. In critiquing the world around us, insurgent educator and activist Bill Ayers uncovers cracks in that system, raising the horizons for radical change, and envisioning strategies for building the movement we need to make a world worth living in.

Demand The Impossible

Author: Bill Ayers
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ISBN: 9781608466702
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In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction, and a political system offering more of the same, radical social transformation has never been more urgentor seemed more remote. A manifesto for movement-makers in extraordinary times, "Demand the Impossible!" urges us to imagine a world beyond what this rotten system would have us believe is possible. In critiquing the world around us, insurgent educator and activist Bill Ayers uncovers cracks in that system, raising the horizons for radical change, and envisioning strategies for building the movement we need to make a world worth living in. "

Fugitive Days

Author: William Ayers
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807032770
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Famous 1960s radical Bill Ayers shares details of a decade spent living underground, from his days on the "ten most wanted" list to his part in breaking Timothy Leary out of jail.

Public Enemy

Author: Bill Ayers
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080703293X
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In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP’s flaunted “domestic terrorist,” a “public enemy.” Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for "pallin' around with terrorists," Bill Ayers is in fact a dedicated teacher, father, and social justice advocate with a sharp memory and even sharper wit. Public Enemy tells his story from the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures, often celebrated for their community work and much hated by the radical right. In the face of defamation by conservative media, including a multimillion-dollar campaign aimed solely at demonizing Ayers, and in spite of frequent death threats, Bill and Bernardine stay true to their core beliefs in the power of protest, demonstration, and deep commitment. Ayers reveals how he has navigated the challenges and triumphs of this public life with steadfastness and a dash of good humor—from the red carpet at the Oscars, to prison vigils and airports (where he is often detained and where he finally "confesses" that he did write Dreams from My Father), and ultimately on the ground at Grant Park in 2008 and again in 2012.

Teaching Toward Freedom

Author: William Ayers
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807032688
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The education expert presents an "ethics" for teachers of all levels, arguing that teachers are ultimately working toward a vision of social justice and should therefore incorporate this reality into their work.

Learning Activism

Author: Aziz Choudry
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607939
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What do activists know? Learning Activism is designed to encourage a deeper engagement with the intellectual life of activists who organize for social, political, and ecological justice. Combining experiential knowledge from his own activism and a variety of social movements, Choudry suggests that such organizations are best understood if we engage with the learning, knowledge, debates, and theorizing that goes on within them. Drawing on Marxist, feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonial perspectives on knowledge and power, the book highlights how activists and organizers learn through doing, and fills the gap between social movement practice as it occurs on the ground, critical adult education scholarship, and social movement theorizing. Examples include anti-colonial currents within global justice organizing in the Asia-Pacific, activist research and education in social movements and people's organizations in the Philippines, Migrant and immigrant worker struggles in Canada, and the Quebec student strike. The result is a book that carves out a new space for intellectual life in activist practice.

Scum Manifesto

Author: Valerie Solanas
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849351813
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First circulated on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1967, the SCUM Manifesto is a searing indictment of patriarchal culture in all its forms. Shifting fluidly between the worlds of satire and straightforward critique, this no-holds-barred classic is a call to action—a radical feminist vision for a different world. This is an update of the essential AK Press edition, with a new foreword. Valerie Solanas was a radical feminist playwright and social propagandist who was arrested in 1968 after her attempted assassination of Andy Warhol. Deemed a paranoid schizophrenic by the state, Solanas was immortalized in the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol.

Demand The Impossible

Author: Nathan Wuertenberg
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ISBN: 9781633916425
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Born from the wave of activism that followed the inauguration of President Trump, Demand the Impossible asks scholars what they can do to help solve present-day crises. The twelve essays in this volume draw inspiration from present-day activists. They examine the role of history in shaping ongoing debates over monuments, racism, clean energy, health care, poverty, and the Democratic Party. Together they show the ways that the issues of today are historical expressions of power that continue to shape the present. Adequately addressing them means understanding their origins. The way our society remembers the past has long served to cement inequality. It is no accident that the ahistorical slogan "make America great again" emerged after decades of income inequality and a generation of funding cuts to higher education. But the movement toward openly addressing injustice and inequality though historical inquiry is growing. Although many historians remain tucked away in ivory towers of their own making, we join a long tradition of activist scholars like W.E.B. Du Bois, C.L.R. James, and C. Vann Woodward, as well as a growing wave of engaged colleagues including Keri Leigh Merritt, who penned the foreword for this volume. As historians and citizens, we feel a responsibility to preserve an authentic vision of the past in a moment riddled with propaganda and lies. In doing so, we hope to help provide a framework to fight the inequities we inherited from prior generations that are repurposed and enshrined by the powerful today. Nathan Wuertenberg is a doctoral candidate at The George Washington University. He is conducting research for a doctoral dissertation on the 1775 American invasion of Quebec, entitled "Divided We Stand: The American War for Independence, the 1775 Quebec Campaign, and the Rise of Nations in the Twilight of Colonial Empires." William Horne is a PhD candidate at The George Washington University researching the relationship of race to labor, freedom, and capitalism in post-Civil War Louisiana. His dissertation, "Carceral State: Baton Rouge and its Plantation Environs Across Emancipation," examines the ways in which white supremacy and capitalism each depended on restricting black freedom in the aftermath of slavery. Contents I. LIBERALS, LEFTISTS, AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible! Ben Feldman This Really is Your America, Nathan Wuertenberg II. RACISM AND RIGHTS: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND CONTESTED CITIZENSHIP(S) "Hands off D.C." Race and Congressional Control of Washington, D.C., Kyla Sommers Ferray vs. Pompeyo the Free Black: Fear and Black Masculinity in the Era of the Haitian Revolution, Sarah Senette III. MONUMENTS AND POWER: RACISM AND PUBLIC MEMORY Monuments, Urbanism, and Power in Urban Spaces: Looking at New Orleans, Louisiana from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Douglas McRae Producing and Protesting Invisibility in Silver Spring, Maryland, David Rotenstein IV. JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: MOVING BEYOND THE HERRENVOLK DEMOCRACY OF COAL Energy and the Trump Administration: Pipelines, Promises, and the Third Energy Shift, Tom Foley Bring Back Our Jobs: Work, Memory, and Energy Infrastructure, William Horne V. INSURING MENTAL HEALTH: TREATMENT AND ACCESS FOR THE MENTALLY ILL Treating Mental Illness in Victorian Britain, Jade Shepherd Inheriting Expulsions from the Insurance Industry, Kathleen M. Brian VI. POVERTY AS POLICY: WAGELESSNESS AND AID Taxing Values: What Our Tax Code Says About Us, Tessa Davis From Moral to Political Economy: The Origins of Modern Philanthropy's Charitable Feedback Loop, Thomas Barber Conclusion: Policing Patriotism and the Responsibilities of Activist History, Cory James Young

Some Of My Best Friends Are Black

Author: Tanner Colby
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143123637
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This work chronicles America's troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories: the transformation of a once-racist Birmingham school system; a Kansas City neighborhood's fight against housing discrimination; the curious racial divide of the Madison Avenue ad world; and a Louisiana Catholic parish's forty-year effort to build an integrated church. An exploration of race relations, this book offers a portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, the author explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches, the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people, black and white, he reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us how far we have come in our journey to leave mistrust and anger behind, and how far all of us have left to go.

Wasn T That A Time

Author: Jesse Jarnow
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306902052
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The dramatic untold story of the Weavers, the hit-making folk-pop quartet destroyed with the aid of the United States government--and who changed the world, anyway Following a series of top 10 hits that became instant American standards, the Weavers dissolved at the height of their fame. Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America details the remarkable rise of Pete Seeger's unlikely band of folk heroes, from basement hootenannies to the top of the charts, before a coordinated harassment campaign at the hands of Congress's House Un-American Activities Committee and the emergent right-wing media saw them unable to find work and dropped by their label while their songs still hovered on Billboard's lists. Turning the black-and-white 1950s into vivid color, Wasn't That a Time uses the Weavers to illuminate a dark and complex period of American history. Emerging while a highly divided populace was bombarded and further divided by fake news--and progressive organizations and individuals found themselves repressed under the pretenses of national security--the Weavers would rise, fall, and rise again. With origins in the radical folk collective the Almanac Singers and the ambitious People's Songs, both pioneering the use of music as a transformative political organizing tool, the singing activists in the Weavers set out to change the world with songs as their weapons. Using previously unseen journals and letters, unreleased recordings, once-secret government documents, and other archival research, veteran music journalist and WFMU DJ Jesse Jarnow uncovers the immense hopes, incredible pressures, and daily struggles of the four distinct and often unharmonious personalities at the heart of the Weavers. With a class and race-conscious global vision of music that now make them seem like time travelers from the 21st century, the Weavers would transform material from American blues singer Lead Belly ("Goodnight Irene"), the Bahamas ("Wreck of the John B"), and South Africa ("Wimoweh") into songs that remain ubiquitous from rock clubs to Broadway shows. Featuring quotes about the Weavers' influence from David Crosby, the Beach Boys' Al Jardine, and the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Wasn't That a Time explores how the group's innocent-sounding harmonies might be heard as a threat worthy of decades of investigation by the FBI--and how the band's late '50s reformation engendered a new generation of musicians to take up the Weavers' non-violent weaponry: eclectic songs, joyous harmonies, and the power of music.