[sixties-l] Resources for Radicals

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        From: Brian Burch <burch@tao.ca>
    Subject: Resources for Radicals # 3

    Toronto Action for Social Change
    P.O. Box 73620, 509 St. Clair Ave. West
    Toronto, Ontario
    M6C 1C0

    July 13, 2001

    ***For Immediate Release***


            The third edition of Resources for Radicals, an annotated
    bibliography of print resources for those involved in movements for social
    transformation, is now available. Like the first edition, the second edition
    sold old.
            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 200 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 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.
              Authors included range from Emma Goldman to Milton Friedman to Leo
    Tolstoy to Elizabeth Gurley Flynn to Henry David Thoreau to Petra Kelly to
    Kurt Vonnegut. Publications listed ran the gamut from Anarchy: A Journal
    of Desire Armed to The Catholic Worker to Earth First! Journal to Co-op
    America Quarterly. The overall focus is on material related to non-violent
    protest and practical alternative social institutions.
            A wide range of topics are touched on, from meeting facilitation to
    community gardening to civil disobedience to union organizing. Work
    coming from such struggles as the feminist, animal rights, ecology and the
    peace movement abound.
            Resources for Radicals is available from Toronto Action for Social
    Change. The price (including postage and handling) is:
              $12.00 Canada
              $13.00 U.S. (U.S. funds)
              $15.00 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

            Resources for Radicals is revised annually. Books and magazines
    focusing on feminism, union organizing, popular culture, sexual freedom,
    humanism, anarchism, radical christianity, strikes, demonstrations,
    ecology, non-violence, socialism, co-operatives, aboriginal rights,
    pacifism, urban renewal, urban agriculture, revolutionary theory, black
    history, community shared agriculture, 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, animal liberation, intentional
    communities, disAbilities activism, civilian based defense, credit unions
    other expressions of radical non-violent dissent are welcome and should be
    sent to:

            Brian Burch, Editor
            Resources for Radicals
              20 Spruce St.,
            Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
            M5A 2H7.

    Especially welcome are handbooks, guides for trainers and directories.


    What was said about Resources for Radicals?

    "The Radical Nonviolent Kitchen Sink"


    "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

    "A good contemporary resource."

                                    The Nuclear Resister

      "An inexpensive, essential compilation of crucial information. A Must Have."


    "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

    "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 organising, 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

                                    Broken Pencil

    "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."


      "its a very good compilation of books and periodicals related to the more
    enlightened side of society."

                                      The Affiliate

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