Unlikely Radicals

The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Charlie Angus

For twenty-two years politicians and businessmen pushed for the Adams Mine landfill as a solution to Ontario’s garbage disposal crisis. This plan to dump millions of tonnes of waste into the fractured pits of the Adams Mine prompted five separate civil resistance campaigns by a rural region of 35,000 in Northern Ontario. Unlikely Radicals traces the compelling history of the First Nations people and farmers, environmentalists and miners, retirees and volunteers, Anglophones and Francophones who stood side by side to defend their community with mass demonstrations, blockades, and non-violent resistance.

A Grisham-like political thriller with the feel-good accents of a Frank Capra movie. – Quill & Quire

Unlikely Radicals is a fast-paced page-turner as Angus leads us through the epic battle between the rich and mighty and a community united by justice. It is also hysterically funny and educational.? – Olivia Chow, MP

“Although Unlikely Radicals reads like a piece of fiction with its villains and heroes and backroom political machinations, it is not. Rather, it is the story of a small band of courageous people?stewards of their land and water?who stood up to some very powerful forces and won, because their cause was right. Charlie Angus was there on the frontline from the beginning and tells a spellbinding story. I loved this book.” – Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians

Watch the Unlikely Radicals video book trailer: here!

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DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
EnglishPaperback / softback6.00 x 8.00C$24.95256