Teamsters and Turtles?: U.S. Progressive Political Movements in the 21st Century

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John C. Berg
Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Philosophy - 283 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
From AntiGlobalization to Global Justice A TwentyFirstCentury Movement
17
Unions and American Workers Whither the Labor Movement?
53
MassMembership Senior Interest Groups and the Politics of Aging
65
Radical and Pragmatic United Students against Sweatshops
83
From Womens Survival to New Directions WAND and AntiMilitarism
101
The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power A Brief Reconsideration
133
The Disability Movement Ubiquitous but Unknown
159
Growing Green Can It Happen Here?
187
Human Rights Watch American Liberal Values in the Global Arena
211
The Peace Movement Voices in the Wilderness
229
Index
265
About the Contributors
281
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John C. Berg is Professor of Government at Suffolk University and is an award-winning author on topics of race, class, gender, and political parties and movements.

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