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The CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States is a unique work which provides an overview of radical U.S. political movements on both the left and the right sides of the ideological spectrum. It focuses on analyzing the origins and trajectory of the various movements, and the impact that movement ideas and activities have had on mainstream American politics. This guide is organized thematically, with each chapter focusing on a prominent arena of radical activism in the United States. These chapters will: • Trace the chronological development of these extreme leftist and rightist movements throughout U.S. history • Include a discussion of central individuals, organizations, and events, as well as their impact on popular opinion, political discourse, and public policy • Include sidebar features to provide additional contextual information to facilitate increased understanding of the topic Seeking to provide an accessible, balanced, and well-documented discussion of topics often overlooked in political science, this book includes an introduction to anarchism, communism, and socialism as well as the Chicano movement, civilian border patrols, Black power, the Ku Klux Klan, ACT-UP, the militia movement, Occupy Wall Street, farmers’ rebellions, Earth First!, the Animal Environmental Liberation Front, and many others.

Environmentalism, Environmental Justice, and Animal Rights
Environmentalism, environmental justice, and animal rights

It is time for women and men, individually and in small groups, to act heroically and admittedly illegally in defense of the wild, to put a monkey wrench into the gears of the machine destroying natural diversity.

—Dave Foreman, cofounder of Earth First!1

There is a racial divide in the way the U.S. government cleans up toxic waste sites and punishes polluters. . . . White communities see faster action, better results and stiffer penalties.

—From a 1992 National Law Journal study on the implementation of hazardous waste laws2

The vivesectors are terrorists. Every day they cut, shock, burn, poison and drive insane thousands of frightened, helpless, innocent animals. They kill without a thought. Our aim is ...

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