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Buttons, Bolt Cutters & Barricades

By Jason Bayless
A Radical Guide
July 30th, 2021

A Radical Guide sits down (virtually) with environmental activist, Jerry Palmer. Jerry Palmer recently wrote Buttons, Bolt Cutters & Barricades about the Texas Anti-Nuke actions that happened in the late 1970s through the early 80s. This book shares the first-hand stories of those who took a wide range of actions to stop parts of the nuclear industry. Buttons, Bolt Cutters, & Barricades, Texas Anti-Nuke Actions, is a first-hand account of the historical actions taken in trying to stop or at least slow the construction of nuclear power plants in the United States and the Comanche Peak plant in particular. The strategical use of nonviolent direct action including civil disobedience by the Comanche Peak Life Force activists should be an inspiration to others in the fight for clean air, clean water, and safe renewable energy. You can pick up a paperback copy of Buttons, Bolt Cutters & Barricades from A Radical Guide’s Shop (… ), or if you want the hardcopy or just want to purchase the book directly from Jerry you can pick up a copy from his website,