Ted Glick

Ted Glick

Ted Glick has been a progressive activist, organizer, and writer since 1968. He was imprisoned for eleven months for his draft resistance activities during the Vietnam War. He has been active in the independent progressive politics movement since 1975 and since 2003 has been a national leader in the climate and climate justice movements. For 20 years he has been producing a bi-weekly “Future Hope” column of political, social and cultural commentary. He is currently working with the group Beyond Extreme Energy as well as several climate, social justice and peace groups in New Jersey.”

Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War

Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War

SKU: 9781629637860
Author: Ted Glick • Foreword: Frida Berrigan
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629637860
Published: 7/2020
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 288
Subjects: U.S History/Political Science


“Ted Glick’s Burglar for Peace tells a story that very few people have heard, and they should. The activities of the Catholic Left during the Vietnam War played an important role in bringing that war to an end. Glick’s inside history of that sector of the anti-war movement is history that needs to be learned widely. This is especially true today when we are facing Trump and a Republican Party that harkens back to the worst days of the Nixon Administration, taken on, very much to their credit, by the Catholic Left.”
—Ed Asner (U.S. actor who has performed in numerous TV shows, plays, and movies since the 1950s and former president of the Screen Actors Guild)

“Ted Glick’s story of his experiences taking risks to end the Vietnam War, his political trials and his time in prison 50 years ago make compelling reading. Prison was a turning point in my life, and Glick’s story reveals something similar. His story and commitment that resonate throughout it is only another witness to a piece of the American soul we as Americans all share—and that is—that we love democracy, we honor truth, we despise lies and dictatorship, but we call upon ourselves to dig deep into our hearts for that courage to take the first step from our comfort zone, then another step out the door, to greet the world and fight for it, open-armed, embracing all that is good about our humanity and lives and fighting, with every ounce of faith we can endure, for our right to be happy and just and fair and for our right to call each other, regardless of skin color or ethnicity or religion, brothers and sisters!”
—Jimmy Santiago Baca, award-winning American poet and author of A Place to Stand

“This is a book from a movement veteran who has made history and helps us learn lessons on how we can make history that is more just, sustainable and democratic. This is a book from the heart, to move our minds and hands into action.”
—Heather Booth, chair, Midwest Academy

“In Burglar for Peace, Ted Glick uses his remarkable personal story to capture a pivotal moment in the history of U.S. social movements. His journey embodies many of the values and practices we urgently need now: courage, humility, and an abiding faith that our different struggles can unite in common purpose.”
—Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything

Burglar for Peace is a blessing, a hope, and a way of acknowledging the sacredness of those whom we encounter, why this journey is difficult, the hills we must climb, and the reasons we dedicate our lives to justice. What makes Ted such an important author and pivotal leader is his understanding that we need an environmental movement that includes everybody and we must be willing to sacrifice everything for future generations.”
—Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president of the Hip Hop Caucus

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Ted Glick is a nationally-known organizer, peace activist, and climate campaigner. He is the coordinator of the Essex County (NJ) Green Party. At a Linden, NJ, City Council meeting January 26, 2010, the issue was whether the City should sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to end its litigation with DuPont and allow DuPont to sell its land to SCS Energy (Concord, Mass.) for the PurGen 750-megawatt “clean coal” plant (which intends to bury 700 million tons of carbon dioxide beneath the floor of the Atlantic Ocean) . The MOU legally binds the city to support the PurGen project in all its applications for permits and approvals. After testimony from citizens, City Council adopted the MOU unanimously.