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Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
The Amazon: Thirst for justice: New Internationalist May 1991
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1991
A look at the people who inhabit the Amazon rainforest, mainly focused on Brazil. Discussion of how the locals manage their environment and why many are migrating to urban centres.
Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
As Corruption Engulfs Brazil's "Interim" President, Mask Has Fallen Off Protest Movement
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2016
Momentum for the impeachment of Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, was initially driven by large, flamboyant street protests of citizens demanding her removal. Although Brazil'...
Between the Lines: How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
1981
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources o...
Billionaires in Brazil: Understanding How Extreme Wealth and Political Power Overlap Everywhere
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2016
Alex Cuadros spent years covering the billionaire class of Latin America for Bloomberg. A Portuguese-speaking American journalist who spent years based in Brazil, he has now written a highly entertain...
Brazil 1992
Article
1990
Brazil 2013: Mass Demonstrations, the World Cup, and 500 Years of Oppression: Bread, Circuses and Discontent
Rotta, Thomas
Article
2013
Deep inequality lies in Brazil where the masses lack basic public goods. Billions of dollars being spent on the upcoming 2014 World Cup have triggered nation-wide mass demonstrations.
Brazil: Challenges of a Landless People
Carmona, Armando
Article
2015
In Brazil, to define oneself as landless implies agency and a commitment to a community made up of active subjects that are working towards the construction of their own history.
Brazil: Changing Lives Through the Power of Dance
Osava, Mario
Article
2009
Founded in 1991 and directed by Dora Andrade, EDISCA is a non-governmental organisation that caters exclusively to children and adolescents from poor neighbourhoods.
Brazil, like Russia, Under Attack by Hybrid War
Escobar, Pepe
Article
2016
Colour revolutions would never be enough; Exceptionalistan is always on the lookout for major strategic upgrades capable of ensuring perpetual Empire of Chaos hegemony. The ideological matrix and the ...
Brazil -- The Price of a Development Miracle
Slide Show
1973
A critical view of the Brazilian "economic miracle" since the military coup of 1964.
Brazil's Crisis and the New Right
Zibechi, Raul
Article
2016
The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff resulted from the conjunction of three factors: the rupture of the alliance with business owners, the rise of a new militant right, and the PT'...
Brazil's MST Pays Tribute to Landless Workers Killed by Police in 1996
Carmona, Armando
Article
2015
Landless workers occupy farms in Brazil to reclaim a sense of justice. The month of April - called "Red April" pays tribute and remembrance to the Landless Workers Movement's fallen comrades of the...
Brazil's Quilombola Hit by Major Land Tax
New Internationalist
Article
2012
For decades, marginalized ethnic communities in Brazil have fought for--and won--land rights. But this victory is turning into something of a poisoned chalice for some remote Quilombola communities, w...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - October 1975: Volume III Number 8
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America: Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil
Frank, Andre Gunder
Book
1967
The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Connexions Library: South America Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
Dam the Rivers, Damn the People: Development and Resistance in Amazonian Brazil
Cummings, Barbara J.
Book
1990
Cummings describes Amazonia as a colony whose resources are exploited by and 'exported' to the country's industrial south. As a result of the encroachment on their rainforest land, the peoples of Amaz...
Defend Brazil!
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2016
Enough weeping! Latin America has wept incessantly, continuously, for years, decades and centuries. Its people robbed of everything since the days of Columbus, since Potosi. Tens of millions, perhaps ...
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
Bello, Walden
Book
2005
Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Disputed Territory: The green economy versus community-based economies
Overbeek, Winnie; Pazos, Flavio
Film/Video
2012
A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil, looking at what happens when so-called "green economy" projects move into the area, clearning the forest, and taking over the land.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Faces of global resistance: New Internationalist September 2001 - #338
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Discussion of corporate globalization and how some are organizing themselves to resists.
Favela Rising
Zimbalist, Jeff; Mochary, Matt
Film/Video
2006
The story of Anderson Sa, and his quest to create a non-violent cultural movement known as Afro-reggae.
Fight for the Forest: Chico Mendes in His Own Words
Mendes, Chico; Gross, Tony
Book
Chico Mendes talks of his life's work in his last major interview. He recalls the rubber tappers' campaign against forest clearances and their struggle to develop sustainable alternatives for the Amaz...
From Ecological Disaster to Constitutional Crisis: The Long Struggle Over the Xingú Dams Comes to a Climax at Belo Monte
Turner, Terence
Article
2010
The master plan for damming the Amazon river system, which includes Belo Monte and the Xingú dams, was originally created in the 1970s by the military dictatorship then in power. It essentially treats...
A historic turning point in Brazil
Albuquerque, Eduardo
Article
2016
President Dilma Rousseff's suspension is a historic turning point in Brazil -- the end of an era of Workers' Party (PT) national governments that began in 2002 with the election of Lula. The PT won fo...
Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart
Escobar, Pepe
Article
2016
The gloomy and repulsive night when the female President of the 7th largest economy in the world was the prey of choice fed to a lynch mob of hyenas in a drab, provincial Circus Maximus will forever l...
The I.F. Stone's Weekly Reader
Stone, I.F.
Book
1973
An anthology of 20 years of journalism by independent journalists I.F. Stone.
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
Book
2012
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
Book
1992
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992
Berger, Thomas R.
Book
1991
Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
"Não Nos Representam!" A Left Beyond the Workers Party?
Larrabure, Manuel
Article
2013
Larrabure identifies why the participatory budgeting strategy of Brazil's Worker's Party and the city's government failed to decentralize unequality in land ownership and the economy, resulting in mas...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017: Public Transit
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Quilombo: Connexipedia Article
Article
A Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by people of African origin, Quilombolas, or Maroons.
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
The Realist's Dilemma
Nunes, Rodrigo
Article
2016
Brazil's Workers' Party thought accommodating capital could save them. That was a grave mistake.
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Resource Kit on Northern Development
Article
1976
Introduction to issues surrounding Native rights and northern development.
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870
Thomas, Hugh
Book
1997
A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in hou...
Socialist Register 2003: Volume 39: Fighting Identities
Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Strike Wave Sweeps Brazil
La Botz, Dan
Article
2011
Workers in Brazil—in heavy industry, services, the public sector, and agriculture—are involved in a series of strikes and mass protests such as the country hasn’t seen in decades.
Three Brothers In Blood
Reiniger, Angela Patricia (director)
Film/Video
2006
Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Tonucci, João; Veloso, André; Kipfer, Stefan
Article
2016
The demand for free transit has been an important starting point of recent mobilizations in Brazil, notably those that shook the whole country in the summer of 2013. This interview with local activist...
A Very Brazilian Coup
Hallinan, Conn
Article
2016
On one level, the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff seems like vintage commedia dell’arte. For instance, the lower house speaker who brought the charges, Eduardo Cunha, had to step dow...
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and t...
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
Piva, Aline; Mills, Frederick B.
Article
2016
The debate over whether the regime change in Brazil constituted a coup hinges on whether the impeachment process used to depose President Dilma Rousseff had democratic legitimacy or was an illicit use...
What Some US Reporters Don't Get About Brazil and the Honduras Crisis
Giordano, Al
Article
2009
Clueless desk editors like those at the New York Times titled these conflicts "Riots in Honduras." But you don't need to be able to understand Spanish to see and hear that, distinct from rioters, the ...
What's Canada Doing in Brazil?
Article
1977
This paper traces the historical relationship of Canadian based corporations in Brazil.
The Workers' Party and Political Crisis in Brazil: Lula at a Crossroads?: Against The Current vol. 123
Baiocchi, Gianpaolo
Article
2006
In June 2005, the first allegations of a rogue politician in a rightwing party in coalition with Brazil's governing Workers' Party (PT) seemed spurious enough. The politician himself, Roberto Jefferso...
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.

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Brazil's highest court takes stand against prior censorship
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders hails last week's ruling by the Federal Supreme Court overturning a ban on distribution of the latest issue of the leading national newsweekly Istoe, which a lower court had ...
Brazilian deaths highlights need for safety training
INSI
2015
The dangers that journalists face is Brazil is old news. The most recent deaths of two reporters have once again shown the sire situation for media workers in the South American country.
In Brazil, football has taken a hit, but not as much as press freedom
2014
Reporters Without Borders is using the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as a peg for an awareness campaign about the constant violations of freedom of information and violence against of journalists in Brazil...
Investigative Journalist found beheaded in Minas Gerais
2015
A journalist who was investigating child prostitution and drug trafficking in Brazil has been found murdered.
Rio fare protesters seize main station and let commuters travel free
Watts, Jonathan
2014
Watts discusses the economic and political impetus for the seizure of Rio de Janeiro's transit stations by the public in a protest against rising fare prices.
Slavery in Brazil
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Slavery in Brazil shaped the country's social structure and ethnic landscape. During the colonial epoch and for over six decades after the 1822 independence, slavery was a mainstay of the Brazilian ec...

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