Practical Radicals: Seven Strategies to Change the World


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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author

Deepak Bhargava has been a leader in justice movements for over thirty years. He is currently a distinguished lecturer at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He is a co-founder of Leadership for Democracy and Social Justice and past president of Community Change. The co-editor (with Ruth Milkman and Penny Lewis) of Immigration Matters and co-author (with Stephanie Luce) of Practical Radicals (both published by The New Press), he lives in New York City.

Stephanie Luce is a professor of labor studies at CUNY's School of Labor and Urban Studies and professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of numerous books, including Labor Movements: Global Perspectives, as well as the co-author (with Robert Pollin) of The Living Wage and co-author (with Deepak Bhargava) of Practical Radicals (both from The New Press). She lives in New York City.


Praise for Practical Radicals:

"Progressive activists will want to dog-ear, underline, and pore over this well-conceived handbook."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Our movements must seek and win governing power to achieve our visions for a more just society. This book is a vital resource for progressives who want to win."
--Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

"Being right isn't enough. This crucial resource provides a map of the strategies we need to achieve our freedom dreams."
--Cristina Jiménez, co-founder of United We Dream

"We now face an authoritarian coalition that is ruthless and strategic. Organizers must bring more rigor, depth, and a spirit of experimentation to our strategies if we are to prevail. This crucial book is for everyone who cares about the future of racial, gender, and economic justice and the future of democracy."
--Dorian Warren, president of Community Change

"Bhargava and Luce bring us a deeply informed and comprehensive analysis of contemporary American social movements. Activists and organizers especially need to read this book, but so do the rest of us."
--Frances Fox Piven

"People power on a massive scale is the only solution to the crises facing our planet. This important book helps us learn from the lineage of struggle we are part of and shows how we must innovate to meet today's challenges."
--Varshini Prakash, co-founder and executive director, the Sunrise Movement

"This is the book I've been waiting for. It reminds progressives that we have a rich lineage of victories to draw on, from abolition to AIDS activism. And it shows us the multiple strategies we need to win today."
--Felicia Wong, president, the Roosevelt Institute