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Organized Labor in Chains By David Shapiro
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80 years of repressive labor laws have reduced organized labor and American workers to legal servitude. Organized labor's strong traditions of apprenticeship, organizing, political independence and... More > working class community has been torn asunder. The author with four decades of labor organizing the unorganized working poor and union workers writes how American labor can regain its historic purpose through organizing and a return to labor's historic traditions.< Less
The Origin of the Hippies By David Shapiro
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The book includes a 34 nation comparative study of the rise of the 60's Hippie Cultural Movement and the history of other wandering groups preceding it. The destruction of tribal and traditional... More > Western life by modernization spawned groups that became separated from the mainstream society. These groups, often mobile and reaching into many nations, re-emerged in history. They have influenced change in the world and in turn have been affected by other cultures in the world. Gypsies, Bandits, Revolutionaries, Hoboes, Bohemians, Beats and Hippies are subjects of the studies recent and historical forerunners. This study analyzes the causes in history, rooted in levels of energy consumption, changes in modes of production and modernization, that create the fertile ground for social change and the emergence of new groups and their beliefs. 34 nations were compared in the critical year 1968 for the development of the Hippie Movement and its gradual incorporation into the general cutlure.< Less
Generations of Struggle By David Shapiro
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The origins and influences creating an organizer and change efforts in America and elsehwere. An organizer's work for over thirty years creating many successful labor and community organizing... More > efforts designed to offer a material manifestation of hope to the poor and working class and provide a vehicle of struggle to determine our own destiny.< Less
The Salvation of Youth: Apprenticeship and the Myth of the Good School By David Shapiro
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Traditional Education and Training has been destroyed by the fads and fancies of educators and the new laws and regulations of politicians. The key sectors of our society that contribute to the... More > success of our youth have been damaged and neglected ... the family, the community and the craft and service unions. Youth have been removed from their role of productivity, contributing to the material survival of their family, community and nation. The revitalization of apprenticeship, and the return to traditional educational methods are critical to a new economic and cultural renaissance in our national life.< Less
The Citizen Politiician: Running Without Money By David Shapiro
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The Citizen Politician, Running Without Money is a true story and primer based on the organizing work and Congressional Campaign of David Shapiro, 4th Congressional District, California. It explains... More > how the campaign which garnered 85,000 votes, second highest that year for a nominee facing an incumbent benefitted the district communities by building programs of community self-help and new institutions of self government.< Less