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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 has 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.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 From Anti-Globalization to Global Justice: A Twenty-First-Century Movement Part 3 Movements Based on Material Needs Chapter 4 Unions and American Workers: Whither the Labor Movement? Chapter 5 Mass-Membership Senior Interest Groups and the Politics of Aging Chapter 6 Radical and Pragmatic: United Students against Sweatshops Part 7 Movements Based on Postmaterialist Identities Chapter 8 From Women's Survival to New Directions: WAND and Anti-Militarism Chapter 9 The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power: A Brief Reconsideration Chapter 10 The Disability Movement: Ubiquitous but Unknown Part 11 Altruistic Movements Chapter 12 Growing Green: Can It Happen Here? Chapter 13 Human Rights Watch: American Liberal Values in the Global Arena Chapter 14 The Peace Movement: Voices in the Wilderness