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Michael Zweig talks about “Class, Race and Gender” on ADVOCATING FOR JUSTICE

By Arthur Schwartz
Advocating for Justice on WBAI


“Michael Zweig has produced an important educational resource for young labor, racial justice, and environmental activists by providing a clearly written, well documented account of the economic, political, and historical forces driving social events. His explanation of the interrelationships of class and race is especially welcome.”
—Bill Fletcher, Jr., past president, TransAfrica; former education director of the AFL-CIO; consultant to union and racial justice strategic campaigns; co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice

“A new wave of activists against inequality, racism, patriarchy, environmental destruction, and homophobia is arising in America. But when mainstream economics informs these struggles, the cupboard is often bare, the issues seen, if at all, as exceptions. Michael Zweig presents the problems as parts of a whole that recognizes the centrality of the productive system and the reality of social class. Folks across the progressive spectrum should read this book.”
—Everett Ehrlich, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs from 1994 to 1997

“In this deep and rich study, Michael Zweig shows how the capitalist class maintains power by seeding and exploiting division along lines of race, gender, nationality, religion and belief. In examining movements of the past and present, this work challenges us to understand how only radical liberation and solidarity can help us overcome the forces that treat us as “human capital stock” to achieve a truly just future.”
—Sara Nelson, president Association of Flight Attendants, Communications Workers of America

Class, Race and Gender is an excellent primer for new and young activists. It makes difficult concepts accessible and will be a great addition to the body of information available to folks trying to make sense of the world we live in and how they can change it.”
—Roz Pelles, senior strategic advisor to the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival and vice president of Repairers of the Breach

Class, Race and Gender addresses fundamental questions that have emerged front and center at this historic moment as thousands of young activists are constructing strategies to dramatically reshape our world. Michael Zweig’s personal touch and extensive research combine with his decades of experience to produce an accessible and engaging reference book for radical social transformation.”
—Gene Bruskin, strategic consultant to union campaigns

“This book has an accessible narrative style that will make it a valuable resource for movement makers. The book speaks to a need for intergenerational learning amongst the Left. It will go a long way as a very useful primer for grounding young activists.”
—Heidi Hoechst, education lead National Nurses United

“Michael Zweig brings decades of social struggle and teaching experiences to his remarkable book Class, Race and Gender. This is a work that distills rich lessons from the past so that new generations can go forward and carry on the struggle for democratic socialism.”
—Peter Olney, Democratic Socialists of America National Labor Commission Steering Committee