Central America

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Connexions Library

Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Basta! No Mandate for War: A Pledge of Resistance Handbook
Emergency Response Network
Book
More than 65,000 Americans have now pledged to protest any escalation in U.S. foreign and/or military intervention in Central America. This handbook offers a brief guide to the situation in Nicaragua ...
Battle in Nicaragua's Maquiladoras: Against The Current vol. 87
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2000
Nicaragua has only one major "free trade zone," Las Mercedes, and unlike the rest of Central America, half of the workers there have managed to build unions. Recently the zone management and the Labor...
Central America: Roots of the Crisis
Slide Show
1982
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) produced this slideshow packet that is designed to inform and stimulate discussion on the crisis in Central America.
Central America: The Next Phase
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1988
Chomsky explores the nature of the Reagan Administration's initiatives and intents for Nicaragua and Central America. He reveals underlying problems such as the tendency of the US Government to adopt ...
Central America Raises Its Voice in Defence of Its Migrants
Valladares, Danilo
Article
2011
Spiralling violence against Central American migrants in Mexico has prompted legal reforms, diplomatic actions, and the creation of new mechanisms to protect citizens in this region.
Central American Women Put their Lives on the Line for Human Rights
Tuckman, Jo
Article
2014
Solidarity is at the heart of an initiative that seeks to protect women activists facing harassment, death threats and violence.
Central American Women Speak for Themselves
Central America Today
Book
1983
A dossier focusing on the participation of women in the popular movements and revolutionary organizations in Central America. Contains transations from newspapers, pamphlets, documents, interviews and...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Christopher Who? -- Discovering the Americas
McKenna, Paul; Taylor, Norman
Article
1990
Columbus seen as a conqueror.
Columbus: His Enterprise
Koning, Hans
Book
1976
The traditional view of Christopher Columbus was as a single-minded, courageous visionary whose navigational skills led him to "discover" the Americas. Hans Koning gives us a different history of Colu...
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Library: Central America and the Caribbean Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
Forced Native Labor in Sixteenth-Century Central America
Sherman, William L.
Book
1979
Presents a comprehensive investigation of the primary issue of the first century of Spanish American colonization: the massive system of Indian forced labour, ranging from outright slavery to the enco...
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Mann, Charles. C.
Book
2005
A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
From Central America to Iraq
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2004
Noam Chomsky bitterly criticizes the regular exclusion of America from the principle of universality and the impunity with which the nation acts.
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
Help or Hindrance?: United States Economic Aid in Central America
Danaher, Kevin; Benjamin, Medea; Berryman, Philip (eds)
Book
1989
Help or Hindrance? uncovers why the economic crisis in Central America has worsened as U.S. aid has skyrocketed in the 1980s. This report shows how security and military related aid, hidden under the ...
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
Is Peace at Hand?
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1988
In light of the signing of a Peace Agreement by the Central American Presidents in 1988, Chomsky discusses if this step could be the first towards peace in this region of U.S dependencies, investigati...
Latin America to Iraq: Greg Grandin's Empire's Workshop: Against The Current vol. 125
Farber, Samuel
Article
2006
The decade of the '70s was not good for U.S. imperialism. The American defeat in Southeast Asia led to the development of the “Vietnam syndrome” and with it the reluctance to use U.S. troops in wars a...
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.
Making Their Voices Heard
Larkin, Florence; Torres, Sara
Article
1986
An account of international solidarity work in El Salvador.
Memory of Fire: Genesis: Part One of a Triology
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1985
A meditation on the clashes between the Old World and the New, and an an attempt "to rescue the kidnapped memory of all America." A fierce, impassioned, and kaleidoscopic historical experience that ta...
Memory of Fire: Faces & Masks: Part Two of a Trilogy
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1984
A view of the 'New World' in the making, from the 1700s to the end of the nineteenth century.
A New Weave: Popular Education in Canada and Central America
Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev
Book
1986
A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central America and other s...
A New Weave: Popular Education in Canada and Central America
Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev
Book
1986
A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central American and other ...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
On Power and Ideology
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1987
Five lectures on U.S. international and security policy.
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.
A Painful Struggle for Renewal: Against The Current vol. 87
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2000
Twenty-one years after the Sandinista National Liberation Front's triumph of July 1979, and ten years since the FSLN government lost power in an electoral upset, Nicaragua's political and economic pic...
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
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.
Reclaiming a Continent: Experiments in Radical Social Democracy
Lievesley, Geraldine; Ludlam, Steve (eds.)
Book
2009
An in-depth and accessible introduction to Latin American politics. Avoiding superficial analysis and simplistic leftist cheerleading, this book addresses the complexity and diversity of the new Latin...
Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Restall, Matthew
Book
2004
Restall explodes myths that were long taken for historical truth and points to a larger and more complex interaction between the indigenous people and the Europeans. He shows how Indian culture adapte...
A Short History of Progress
Wright, Ronald
Book
2004
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Socialist Register 1991: Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1991
Society of Citizens of the World
Sarvide, Laura ; Sanchez, Gabriela
Book
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...
Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical Theory
Lynd, Staughton; Grubacic, Andrej
Book
2008
Wobblies and Zapatistas offers readers an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Mar...
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.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
Briarpatch
Briarpatch is Saskatchewan's independent alternative newsmagazine committed to building a socialist society. We provide an open forum for disadvantaged peoples and support progressive movements workin...
Canadian Crossroads International
CCI fosters global understanding by placing Canadian volunteers in the developing world, placing volunteers from developing nations in Canada, and sponsoring community education programs. Each year, m...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Common Frontiers
Common Frontiers is a multi-sectoral working group which addresses the effects of social, economic and environmental integration in the Americas through research, analysis and action. The group operat...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Guelph
OPIRG is committed to providing students and community members with a socially meaningful outlet for their skills and a hands-on lesson in participatory democracy.
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.
Rights Action
A charitable non-profit organization that supports grassroots work financially, technologically and through group networking in the global south, mostly Guatamala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Hait...
Social Justice Committee
A development education group committed to: 1) a more equitable and economic order in the world, 2) public education on international development and social justice issues.
Solidarity
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine. Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a bro...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world. Our science mission is to: * Explore the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity. * Use t...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...

Sources Library

Deforestation of Central America Rises as Mexico's War on Drugs Moves South
Saliba, Frédéric
2014
Swaths of Central American rainforest are affected by 'narco-deforestation', caused by landing strips and roads built by and for drug traffickers.
Que es Sources?
2009
SOURCES (Fuentes) es el medio interactivo que conecta a los periodistas, editores, autores e investigadores, con las Fuentes de información que necesitan para hacer efectivamente su trabajo.

From the Connexions Archives

Central America Solidarity Committee of Winnipeg
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
Central America Support Committee
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
Central America Working Group (Regina)
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
Embassy Row Online
Website
Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
Issue 25: Central America: The Moment of Tension Between Dying and Birth
Periodical profile published 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Issue, a series published by the Division of Mission in Canada of the United Church of Canada, is a critical assessment of social concerns designed to strengthen discussion and action.
Issue 25: Central America:The Moment Of Tension Between Dying And Birth
Periodical profile published 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Narco News Bulletin
Website
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
Prince Albert Central America Support Committee
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982