[sixties-l] Fwd: Review Material Wanted for Resources for Radicals

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Date: 12/13/00

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    >Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 22:32:45 -0500
    >To: burch@web.ca
    >From: Brian Burch <burch@tao.ca>
    >Subject: Review Material Wanted for Resources for Radicals (please
    >  circulate)
    >Toronto Action for Social Change
    >P.O. Box 73620, 509 St. Clair Ave. West
    >Toronto, Ontario
    >M6C 1C0
    >December 8, 2000
    >***For Immediate Release***
    >          Resources for Radicals is written and compiled by Brian Burch, a
    >Toronto based writer with a history of activism going back to the time of
    >the Vietnam War.  His work has appeared in over 100 publications and
    >anthologies in Canada, the United States, England and Australia.  He is a
    >member of the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981). His other books
    >include For Christ and Kropotkin, Still Under the Thumb, The Anarchist
    >Dinosaur, Weather Report and Next Exit.
    >         Resources for Radicals grew out of requests for further information
    >that arose from workshops in non-violence conducted by Toronto Action for
    >Social Change. Participants were seeking a list of resources that they
    >could read for more in depth information, inspiration, ideas and analysis
    >than could be shared in the space of a workshop.  What started out as
    >a small handout has taken on a life of its own.
    >         We are currently looking for publications, especially periodicals,
    >manuals and guides for trainers, for reviewing and inclusion in the next
    >edition of Resources.  We are looking for print resources focusing on
    >union organizing, popular culture, popular history, humanism, anarchism,
    >christianity, strikes, demonstrations, ecology, non-violence, socialism,
    >co-operatives, aboriginal rights, pacifism, urban renewal, urban agriculture,
    >revolutionary theory, black history, community shared agriculture, zines,
    >pro-choice, anti-imperialism, communism, penal abolition, multi-faith
    >dialogue, conflict resolution, ploughshares efforts, alternative dance and
    >theatre forms, critical mass, paganism, public transportation, community
    >organizing, community economic development, sexual diversity, squatting,
    >seamless pro-life, alternative media, anti-facism, anti-racism, punk/hardcore,
    >animal liberation, intentional communities, disAbilities activism, folk music,
    >pirate radio, civilian based defense, credit unions, atheism, green cities,
    >meeting facilitation, culture jamming, political humour, monkey wrenching
    >and other expressions of radical non-violent dissent.
    >         This material should be sent to
    >        Brian Burch, Editor
    >        Resources for Radicals
    >        20 Spruce St.
    >        Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
    >        M5A 2H7
    >        burch@tao.ca
    >          Resources for Radicals is available from Toronto Action for Social
    >  Change.  The price (including postage and handling) is:
    >         $11.00 Canada
    >         $12.00 U.S. (U.S. funds)
    >         $14.00 Rest of the World. (U.S. funds).
    >        Cheques should be made payable to Toronto Action for Social Change.
    >Orders should be sent to:
    >Toronto Action for Social Change
    >P.O. Box 73620, 509 St. Clair Ave. West
    >Toronto, Ontario
    >M6C 1C0
    >What was said about Resources for Radicals?
    >"The Radical Nonviolent Kitchen Sink"
    >                                 Sojourners
    >"The publication is a most welcome addition to the area of social change,
    >a subject that generally lacks in reference works...it is highly recommended
    >for public and academic libraries, and strongly recommended for
    >individuals involved with social change."
    >                                 Counterpoise
    >"one clear selection criterion is at work, that of non-violence.---you will
    >not find a 'how to' manual for letter bombs in this collection.  But you will
    >find practical, as well as theoretical, material.  You will also find a lot of
    >religious publications---more than perhaps many humanists will appreciate.
    >My final comment is one of caution:  don't read this at one
    >sitting---you'll stop highlighting titles somewhere in the Gs and
    >therefore miss a lot of great stuff written by people in the second half
    >of the alphabet!"
    >                                 Humanist in Canada
    >"A good contemporary resource."
    >                                 The Nuclear Resister
    >"Need some activist info?  Resources for Radicals is a comprehensive
    >list of books and periodicals about a range of topics such as civil
    >disobedience, co-op management, union organizing, meeting
    >facilitation, feminism, anti-poverty activism and the peace movement.
    >...It's a really useful undertaking of Toronto's Brian Burch and the
    >only such publication of its kind."
    >                                 Broken Pencil
    >  "its a very good compilation of books and periodicals related to the more
    >enlightened side of society."
    >                                 The Advocate
    >"activist groups will find a number of vital resources here and groups in
    >the U.S. will particularly benefit from the many Canadian titles that have
    >gone unnoticed."
    >                                 Factsheet Five
    >  "An inexpensive, essential compilation of crucial information.  A Must 
    > Have."
    >                                 Eidos

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