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Community Organizing: Fanning the Flame of Democracy

The Activist's Almanac

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THE CONCERNED CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO THE LEADING ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS IN AMERICA
SIMON & SCHUSTER
A FIRESIDE BOOK
Copyright 1993 by David Walls

Contents

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

  1. FROM CONSERVATION TO ENVIRONMENTALISM 37
  2. Two Traditions in American Conservation 38
  3. Conservationists Revitalized 42
  4. The New Environmentalists 68
  5. Legal Eagles and PACs 90
  6. Land and Wildlife Preservation 97
  7. Computer Networks 103

PEACE AND FOREIGN POLICY ORGANIZATIONS

  1. PEACE AND FOREIGN POLICY 107
  2. The Peace Movement 109
  3. The Rise and Fall of the Hawks 110
  4. After the Cold War 111
  5. Owls: The Foreign Policy Establishment 115
  6. Doves: The Pacifist Tradition 119
  7. Doves: From Disarmament to Arms Control 133
  8. Doves Revived: Nuclear Disarmament 143

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

  1. RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES 159
  2. Civil Liberties 159
  3. Human Rights: An International Perspective 173
  4. Workers Rights 181
  5. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms 189
  1. RACE AND ETHNICITY 197
  2. National Advocates 207
  3. Legal Eagles 222
  1. GENDER AND SEXUALITY 231
  2. The Woman Suffrage Movement and Its Heritage 231
  3. The New Women's Movement 235
  4. National Advocates 238
  5. Legal Eagles of the Women's Movement 248
  6. Women's PACs 251
  7. Reproductive Rights 253
  8. Gay and Lesbian Rights 263
  1. AGE AND ABILITY 269
  2. Elders 269
  3. Children 278
  4. The Disabled 281
  1. FOOD, SHELTER AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 287
  2. Domestic Programs 287
  3. International Programs 289
  1. FROM ANIMAL WELFARE TO ANIMAL RIGHTS 301

MULTI-ISSUE ORGANIZATIONS

  1. PROGRESSIVES 317
  2. National Advocates 321
  3. Community Organizating 340
  4. Progressive Public Foundations 354

CONSERVATIVES

  1. The Revolution That Wasn't 363
  2. Varieties of Conservatism 365
  3. Legal Eagles 382
  4. Women and Family on the Right 386
  5. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES 391
  6. INDEX 413