We have not been moved : resisting racism and militarism in 21st century America

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E839.W43 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  E839.W43 2012
 
 
Summary

We Have Not Been Moved is a compendium addressing the two leading pillars of U.S. Empire. Inspired by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who called for a "true revolution of values" against the racism, militarism, and materialism which he saw as the heart of a society "approaching spiritual death," this book recognizes that--for the most part--the traditional peace movement has not been moved far beyond the half-century-old call for a deepening critique of its own prejudices. While reviewing the major points of intersection between white supremacy and the war machine through both historic and contemporary articles from a diverse range of scholars and activists, the editors emphasize what needs to be done now to move forward for lasting social change. Produced in collaboration with the War Resisters League, the book also examines the strategic possibilities of radical transformation through revolutionary nonviolence.

Among the historic texts included are rarely-seen writings by antiracist icons such as Anne Braden, Barbara Deming, and Audre Lorde, as well as a dialogue between Dr. King, revolutionary nationalist Robert F. Williams, Dave Dellinger, and Dorothy Day. Never-before-published pieces appear from civil rights and gay rights organizer Bayard Rustin and from celebrated U.S. pacifist supporter of Puerto Rican sovereignty Ruth Reynolds. Additional articles making their debut in this collection include new essays by and interviews with Fred Ho, Jose Lopez, Joel Kovel, Francesca Fiorentini and Clare Bayard, David McReynolds, Greg Payton, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Ellen Barfield, Jon Cohen, Suzanne Ross, Sachio Ko-Yin, Edward Hasbrouck, Dean Johnson, and Dan Berger. Other contributions include work by Andrea Dworkin, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Starhawk, Andrea Smith, John Stoltenberg, Vincent Harding, Liz McAlister, Victor Lewis, Matthew Lyons, Tim Wise, Dorothy Cotton, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Kenyon Farrow, Frida Berrigan, David Gilbert, Chris Crass, and many others. Peppered throughout the anthology are original and new poems by Chrystos, Dylcia Pagan, Malkia M'Buzi Moore, Sarah Husein, Mary Jane Sullivan, Liz Roberts, and the late Marilyn Buck.

Additional Information
Subjects Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- History -- 21st century.
Publisher Oakland, California :2012
Contributors Martínez, Elizabeth Sutherland, 1925- editor.
Meyer, Matt, 1962- editor.
Carter, Mandy, editor.
West, Cornel, writer of foreword.
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934- conrtributor.
Walker, Alice, 1944- conrtributor.
Language English
Description xvii, 582 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781604864809
160486480X
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