Peace Action

Author by : Glen Harold Stassen
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future" is a collection of short, lively essays written by prominent leaders and supporters of Peace Action and its two important predecessors the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Peace Action brings together reflections on the largest and most influential peace organization in history. At the same time, this book provides a unique resource for understanding popular protest against nuclear weapons and war in the modern era. It illuminates the local, national, and international role of Peace Action today and outlines Peace Action s strategies for the future, including ongoing protest against the war in Iraq and a negotiated resolution of nuclear issues in Iran and North Korea.Read Katrina vanden Heuvel's blog on "Peace Action" at http: //www.thenation.com"


Peace Movements International Protest And World Politics Since 1945

Author by : April Carter
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : There is a long tradition of opposition to war and organized peace campaigns date from 1815. Since 1945, however, modern weapons technology has threatened world wide destruction and has stimulated widespread protests. This book sketches in the background of thinking about peace and resistance to war before 1945, and then examines how public opposition to nuclear weapons and testing grew in the 1950s and early 1960s. Later chapters cover the major ressurgence of nuclear disarmament campaigns in the 1980s. The book also looks at how peace protest has spread from its origins in North America and North West Europe to embrace many parts of the world; opposition to nuclear testing has indeed been particularly strong in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands. The period 1945 to 1990 was dominated by the Cold War between the USA and USSR, and the role of the Soviet-sponsored World Peace Council caused difficulties for indeptendent peace groups in the West. During the 1980s the emergence of autonomous peace activity in a number of East European countries, and even on a very small scale in the USSR itself, transformed the possibilities for East-West co-operation between citizens to urge disarmament and political change. A chapter examines these developments. Opposition to all forms of militarism has spread in the last 30 years. This book charts the struggles to extend the right to conscientious objection to military service, and draft resistance to particular wars - for example in Southern Africa and Israel. It also looks in some detail at the growing opposition to the war in the Vietnam. The recent protests against the Gulf War are surveyed briefly in an epilogue.


Congress And The Nuclear Freeze

Author by : Douglas C. Waller
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Early in 1982 a group of lawmakers introduced into both houses of the U.S. Congress a resolution calling on the United States and the Soviet Union to negotiate a mutual and verifiable halt to the nuclear arms race. It was a bold measure and one that sparked intense debate between members of Congress and the White House over the conduct of U.S. arms control policy. This book is an inside account of that legislative battle, told by a congressional aide who was in the thick of it.


American Anti Nuclear Activism 1975 1990

Author by : K. Harvey
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Looking at national peace organizations alongside lesser-known protest collectives, this book argues that anti-nuclear activists encountered familiar challenges common to other social movements of the late twentieth century.


Paradise Still Has Snakes

Author by : Judy Plank
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Description : Welcome to Paradise. A sign at Tabacon Springs Resort in the tropical Paradise of Costa Rica reads: "Dear Guest: This is an area of possible volcanic activity. Please follow all safely measures as instructed in the event of an emergency. Acts of nature and those caused by disregard of safely precautions are not the responsibility of the management. Thanks you for your visit." Paradise is easily lost, not only by a natural event, but by war, the annihilation of whole peoples and their cultures, or individual or government actions. Like the Tabacon Springs management, no one takes responsibility for the consequences. This book recounts the life of Judy Plank, a Quaker observer and activist for peace and social justice, who was born the same year as the atomic bomb. Her story begins with the history of her family, who were forced from Paradise by wars on two continents in the mid-1800s. For most of her life she's lived far from the centers of power, in Siouxland, in the American Great Plains. Her book chronicles her heart-led activism and candidly recounts her courageous and principled struggle to live a life of peace within a troubled family and a world of injustice and war. Journal excerpts, newspaper articles, and poems intersperse the author's narrative of her half century of participation in non-violent protests to reverse some of the deadly trends unfolding in our world. Her activitism began during the Vietnam War and continued through the Women's Peace Encampment, Nuclear Freeze Campaigns, the farm crisis of the 1980s, and actions supporting migrants on the U.S./ Mexico border and paths to citizenship for those brought to this country as children. Her deeply held convictions compelled her not only to participate in demonstrations, but to two arrests: protesting shipments of nuclear weapons from an upstate New York military depot to Europe during the cold war, and in Minneapolis, protesting Honeywell's manufacture of triggers for nuclear weaons and other military weaponry. Her political activism led to a moment of fame, when she was invited to introduce presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa. During winters on the U.S./Mexico border, the author observed migrants crossing the border through a deadly desert, fleeing economic devastation caused by NAFTA, as well as war and natural disasters. "To leave our land is to suffer," lamented one of many migrants she met. For decades the "little red coat" she found in the desert, left behind by a migrant family either heading north, being returned to Mexico by Border Patrol, or even perishing in the desert heat, has reminded her of the tragic plight of innocent children brought over the border by desperate parents, and impelled her to continue her work for justice and compassion. The author strived imperfectly to live out in her daily life the peace she values. Woven into her story are candid accounts of a troubled family life and the decades-long struggle of her entire family to cope with the consequences of her childen's and grandchildren's addictions to alcohol and drugs. She observes that each of us has a different vision of Paradise, from the tropical Paradise of Costa Rica, to a utopian community, to a harmonious world of peace, to our own backyard garden. The snake that tempted Adam and Eve, the black snakes of pipelines crossing continents, and our fear of snakes are all much different from a view of snakes as symbols of wisdom or regeneration, or messengers of necessary change for the better. This is the story of a thoughful and high-spirited modern-day woman of conscience and conviction. Judy Plank is still working to eliminate nuclear weapons in her lifetime. Dear Guest: Consequences arising from nuclear explosion, climate disruption, or other catastrophic emergencies are not the responsibility of the management. Thank you for your visit to Planet Earth.


Nuclear Times

Author by : Anonim
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The American Journey

Author by : David R. Goldfield
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Description : The American Journey introduces readers to the key features of American political, social, and economic history. Written in a clear, engaging style with a straightforward chronological organization, it provides readers with a solid framework for understanding the past. It gives prominent coverage to the West and South and highlights the importance of religion in American history. It traces the emergence of distinctively American ideals and the way the conflict between those ideals and reality has shaped our nation's development. It brings alive the crucial issues and events behind the continuing effort of Americans to live up to their ideals.


Radicals In America

Author by : Howard Brick
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Radicals in America offers the first complete and continuous history of left-wing social movements in the United States from the Second World War to the present. The book traces the full panoply of radical activist causes, demonstrating how successive generations join currents of dissent, face setbacks and political repression, and generate new challenges to the status quo.


Security To The North

Author by : Joseph T. Jockel
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Publisher by : East Lansing : Michigan State University Press
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The Blackwell Companion To Social Movements

Author by : David A. Snow
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is a compilation of original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars on an array of topics in the field of social movement studies. Contains original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars Covers a wide array of topics in the field of social movement studies Features a valuable introduction by the editors which maps the field, and helps situate the study of social movements within other disciplines Includes coverage of historical, political, and cultural contexts; leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks and participation; consequences and outcomes; and case studies of major social movements Offers the most comprehensive discussion of social movements available


Arms Control

Author by : Robert E. Williams
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Set against a backdrop of terrorism, rogue states, non-conventional warfare, and deteriorating diplomacy, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, up-to-date reference on the recent history and contemporary practice of arms control and nonproliferation. * 30 illustrations and photos * Sidebars including brief biographical profiles and quotations * Charts and graphs * Primary documents * Timelines * Glossary and list of acronyms


Transnational Protest And Global Activism

Author by : Emeritus Maxwell M Upson Professor of Government Sidney Tarrow
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Sociologists and political scientists from Europe and the US explore how global issues are transforming local and national activism and the interactions between local, national, and supranational movement organizations. In addition to describing recent events, they adapt concepts and hypotheses developed in the social movement literature of the pas


The Struggle Against The Bomb

Author by : Lawrence S. Wittner
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Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : The final volume in the trilogy "The Struggle Against the Bomb", this book presents the inspiring and dramatic story of how citizen activists helped curb the arms race and prevent nuclear war.


The Next Los Angeles Updated With A New Preface

Author by : Robert Gottlieb
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : While most historians, journalists, and filmmakers have focused on Los Angeles as a bastion of corporate greed, business boosterism, political corruption, cheap labor, exploited immigrants, and unregulated sprawl, The Next Los Angeles tells a different story: that of the reformers and radicals who have struggled for alternative visions of social and economic justice. In a new preface, the authors reflect on the gathering momentum of L.A.'s progressive movement, including the 2005 landslide victory of Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor.


The Next Los Angeles

Author by : Robert Gottlieb
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "With this rich account of its community and labor struggles, the city of angels—and apocalypse—becomes the city of hope."—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America "This wonderful book, with its evocations of LA's alternative histories, and its bold templates for social and environmental justice, is proof that the American Left is alive and well, especially in Southern California."—Mike Davis, author of Dead Cities "A rare book combining history, analysis, strategy and a platform – and it may well be carried out in this decade."—Tom Hayden, former State Senator, Los Angeles


Cultures Of Insecurity

Author by : Jutta Weldes
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Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
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Description : Genocide in Rwanda, instability in the Middle East, anarchy on the Internet -- insecurities abound. But do they occur "naturally, " or are they, as this pathbreaking volume suggests, cultural and social productions? Bringing together scholars from political science and anthropology, this collection of essays redirects long-standing views on culture as both a source of insecurity and an object of analysis. The authors present studies whose topics range from traditional security concerns, such as the Cuban missile crisis, the Korean War, and he Middle East, to less conventional issues, including the Internet and national security, multiculturalism and regional economy in New Mexico.


Democratizing Inequalities

Author by : Caroline W. Lee
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Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : Opportunities to “have your say,” “get involved,” and “join the conversation” are everywhere in public life. From crowdsourcing and town hall meetings to government experiments with social media, participatory politics increasingly seem like a revolutionary antidote to the decline of civic engagement and the thinning of the contemporary public sphere. Many argue that, with new technologies, flexible organizational cultures, and a supportive policymaking context, we now hold the keys to large-scale democratic revitalization. Democratizing Inequalities shows that the equation may not be so simple. Modern societies face a variety of structural problems that limit potentials for true democratization, as well as vast inequalities in political action and voice that are not easily resolved by participatory solutions. Popular participation may even reinforce elite power in unexpected ways. Resisting an oversimplified account of participation as empowerment, this collection of essays brings together a diverse range of leading scholars to reveal surprising insights into how dilemmas of the new public participation play out in politics and organizations. Through investigations including fights over the authenticity of business-sponsored public participation, the surge of the Tea Party, the role of corporations in electoral campaigns, and participatory budgeting practices in Brazil, Democratizing Inequalities seeks to refresh our understanding of public participation and trace the reshaping of authority in today’s political environment.


Coalitions Political Movements

Author by : Professor of Sociology David S Meyer, Professor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lynne Rienner Publishers
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Description : This work employs multidisciplinary perspectives to better understand the nuclear freeze movement, a movement that at one time produced a vast national network of activism and the largest political demonstration in the history of the United States.


American Insurgents

Author by : Richard Seymour
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Publisher by : Haymarket Books
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Description : "Seymour's obsessively researched, impressive first book holds its place as the most authoritative historical analysis of its kind."—Resurgence All empires spin self-serving myths, and in the United States the most potent of these is that America is a force for democracy around the world. Yet there is a tradition of American anti-imperialism which gives the lie to this mythology. Richard Seymour examines this complex relationship from the Revolution to the present-day. Richard Seymour is a socialist writer and runs the blog Lenin's Tomb. He is the author of The Liberal Defense of Murder. His articles have appeared in the Guardian and New Statesman.


National Journal

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Teamsters And Turtles

Author by : John C. Berg
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : After decades of single issue movements and identity politics on the U.S. left, the series of large demonstrations beginning in 1999 in Seattle have led many to wonder if activist politics can now come together around a common theme of global justice. This book pursues the prospects for progressive political movements in the 21st century with case studies of ten representative movements, including the anti-globalization forces, environmental interest groups, and new takes on the peace movement.


Encyclopedia Of Social Theory

Author by : George Ritzer
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Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.


Congress Resurgent

Author by : Randall B. Ripley
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Publisher by : University of Michigan Press
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Description : An exploration of Congress's role in shaping American foreign policy


The Oxford Companion To American Military History

Author by : John Whiteclay Chambers
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Covers the entire spectrum of American military history with essays on the major wars and battles, weapons, and leaders


The Oxford Handbook Of U S Women S Social Movement Activism

Author by : Holly J. McCammon
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Over the course of thirty-seven chapters, including an editorial introduction, this handbook provides a comprehensive examination of scholarly research and knowledge on a variety of aspects of women's collective activism in the United States, tracing both continuities and critical changes over time. Women have played pivotal and far-reaching roles in bringing about significant societal change, and women activists come from an array of different demographics, backgrounds and perspectives, including those that are radical, liberal, and conservative. The chapters in the handbook consider women's activism in the interest of women themselves as well as actions done on behalf of other social groups. The volume is organized into five sections. The first looks at U.S. Women's Social Activism over time, from the women's suffrage movement to the ERA, radical feminism, third-wave feminism, intersectional feminism and global feminism. Part two looks at issues that mobilize women, including workplace discrimination, reproductive rights, health, gender identity and sexuality, violence against women, welfare and employment, globalization, immigration and anti-feminist and pro-life causes. Part three looks at strategies, including movement emergence and resource mobilization, consciousness raising, and traditional and social media. Part four explores targets and tactics, including legislative forums, electoral politics, legal activism, the marketplace, the military, and religious and educational institutions. Finally, part five looks at women's participation within other movements, including the civil rights movement, the environmental movement, labor unions, LGBTQ movement, Latino activism, conservative groups, and the white supremacist movement.


U S Vs Them

Author by : J. Peter Scoblic
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : A challenging, clear-eyed, and authoritative history of American conservatism and its grave effect on our country's foreign policy In this compelling and sometimes alarming analysis, J. Peter Scoblic, executive editor of The New Republic, traces the history of American foreign policy and how it has evolved from the Cold War conservatism of the 1950s to today. The belligerence, intransigence, and disinclination for diplomacy that mars the right wing once brought us to the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. More recently it has failed to meet the post-9/11 challenges posed by Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. Scoblic argues forcefully that the only way to face these new threats practically and seriously is by adopting an approach exactly opposite to that suggested by conservatism. By diagnosing the origins of Bush's foreign policy, U.S. vs. Them illuminates the path to renewed American leadership in the twenty-first century as the most serious danger ever faced looms before us: nuclear terrorism.