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Abbas, Ziad: Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children Nightmare in the Occupied Territories Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut them down. It targets them physically and psychologically.
Abbott, Jared: Killer Coke Exposed Against The Current vol. 135 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 In their September-October 2006 Against the Current (ATC 124) article The Real Life Side of Coke, Camilo Romero and Leslie Gill documented the growing movement of students and labor organizations that developed as a response to calls for international solidarity by victims of torture and intimidation at Coke bottling plants in Colombia starting in the 1990s. Joe Zacune wrote in the same issue about a movement of communities in India fighting to preserve their water and their health from a series of infractions on Cokes part.
Abdulhadi, Rabab Ibrahim: Living Under Occupation Against The Current vol. 159 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In her autobiography, Palestinian militant Leila Khaled calls the 1960s Americas decade, pointing to several spots around the world where the U.S. intervened against peoples struggles as evidence that the decade was not a cause for celebration.
Abella, Irving: Nationalism, Communism and Canadian Labour The CIO, The Communist Party, and the Canadian Congress of Labour 1935-1956 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 A history of the Canadian Congress of Labour and of the CIO in Canada from the 1930s to the 1950s. The author raises many significant questions concerning the presence of American unions in Canada and the crucial role played by the Communist party in the history of the Canadian labour movement.
Abella, Irving M.; Troper, Harold: None is too Many Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 Published: 2012 None Is Too Many conclusively lays to rest the comfortable notion that Canada has always been an accepting and welcoming society, detailing the countrys refusal to offer aid, let alone sanctuary, to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1948.
Abourezk, James: Dershowitz to the Rescue? The Israeli Spin-Machine in Overdrive Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 According to Israel's apologists, only Israelis have a right to defend themselves. Palestinians do not have this right, nor does anyone else who is attempting to assist the Palestinians.
Abowd, Paul: Dancing with Death: "Waltz with Bashir" Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 It took Ari Folman 25 years to make Waltz With Bashir, his animated film about Israels 1982 invasion of Lebanon. First, he had to remember the war.
Abraham, Nabeel: From Tahrir to Palestine Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Nabeel Abraham, a professor of anthropology and director of the honors program at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan, is a longtime Palestinian and Arab community activist. Against the Current asked him to comment on the following question: What impact do you think the Egyptian events might have on the Palestinian struggle both against the Israeli occupation and for internal democracy over the next few months or maybe the next year?
Abraham, Sara: The Caribbean Left's Legacy Against The Current vol. 112 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Sara Abraham interviews Eusi Kwayana of The Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana. The WPA continued to organize and build its ranks through a democratic socialist multi racial agenda, but has continuously been marginalized by the two party system, wining only one or two seats in each election.
Abraham, Sara: The Construction of Communalism in India Against The Current vol. 106 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Sara Abraham interviews Dipak Malik, Director of the Gandhian Institute of Varanasi, about the anti-communal-violence work in which he has been involved from his base in Varanasi, in the Hindu heartland of the country.
Abraham, Sara: Global Justice, What We Eat, Who We Are Against The Current vol. 92 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Sara Abraham interviews Harriet Friedmann, who has devoted more than two decades to understanding the international politics of food and agriculture and to building local food systems that can be sustainable, polycultural in all senses, and enhancing of democratic, participatory communities.
Abraham, Sara: The Message and Meaning of Groundings 2005: Walter Rodney Lives! Against The Current vol. 118 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Seeking to grasp at the core of Walter Rodney's legacies for Caribbean peoples today, speakers at the recent Groundings in Guyana used the words "decency," "boldness," and "humanity." It was in such spirit that the Groundings were organized to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Rodney's assassination at the hands of the ruling paramount party, PNC, in Guyana in 1980.
Abraham, Sara: Paul Buhle's Tim Hector Against The Current vol. 125 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Paul Buhle's account of Tim Hector, Caribbean radical of Antiguan origin who passed away in 2002, is provocative and welcome. Its span is broad and appropriate for a general rather than specialist readership.
Abrahamian, Ervand: The Coup 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations Resource Type: Book First Published: 2013 In 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency organized the overthrow of Irans democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next 26, the U.S. backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Irans oil wealth. The blowback was almost inevitable, as this new and revealing history of the coup and its consequences shows.
Abramovitz, Mimi: Under Attack, Fighting Back Women and Welfare in the United States Resource Type: Book Punctures the highly publicized claims that equate successful reform with shrunken rolls, showing that if the reformers set out to improve the lives of women and children, something went dangerously awry
Abramsky, Koyla: Restructuring and Resistance Diverse voices of struggle in Western Europe Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 The book consists of 77 individual chapters, almost all of them written by activists based on their experiences of struggle against the different aspects of capitalist globalisation. Those that aren't are chapters that give a theoretical background that links these struggles together, particularly in the opening section, 'The Europe of Capital'.
Abu-Jamal, Mumia: Live From Death Row Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995 A collection of prison writing by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of a police officer after a dubious trial.
Abu-Jamal, Mumia: We Want Freedom A life in the Black Panther Party Resource Type: Book Published: 2004 Mumia combines his memories of day-to-day life in the Party with analysis of the history of Black liberation struggles.
Abu-Manneh, Bashir: The Lessons of Gaza 2009 Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 First the numbers: "1285 Palestinians killed, mostly civilians, including 167 civil police officers. 4336 Palestinians wounded, mostly civilians. Two political leaders of Hamas assassinated, Nizar Rayan and Said Siam, in bombs that flattened their home and also killed many of their family members and neighbors. Tens of thousands of people forced to abandon their homes: 2400 houses completely destroyed, and 17,000 semi-destroyed or damaged. Tens of mosques, public civilian facilities, police stations, and media, health, and educational institutions either completely or partially destroyed. 121 industrial and commercial workshops destroyed and at least 200 others damaged."
Abulhawa, Susan; Baroud, Ramzy: Palestine/Israel: A single state, with liberty and justice for all Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The notion of religious-ethnocentric entitlement and exclusivity for one people at the expense of another has been rejected the world over. Palestinians reject it and we assert that we are human beings worthy of the same human rights accorded to the rest of humanity; that we are worthy of our homes and farms, our heritage, our churches and mosques, and our history; and that we should not be expected to negotiate with our oppressors for such basic dignities. The two-state solution was and remains an instrument to circumvent the basic human rights of Palestinians in order to accommodate Israel#s desire to be Jewish. Polls show that Palestinians refuse to be the enemies of our Jewish brothers and sisters anywhere, just as we refuse to be oppressed by them.
Abunimah, Ali: Defending Palestinian solidarity Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The Electronic Intifada, the online publication about Palestine, finds itself at the centre of a storm as a pro-Israel group applies pressure to have a grant from a Dutch foundation withdrawn. This assault is part of a well-coordinated, escalating Israeli government-endorsed effort to vilify individuals and cripple organisations that criticise Israel's human rights record and call for it to respect Palestinian rights and international law.
Abunimah, Ali: Why Israel Won't Survive Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 If there was ever a moment when the peoples of the region would accept Israel as a Zionist state in their midst, that has passed forever. Israel's "military deterrent" has now been repeatedly discredited as a means to force Palestinians and other Arabs to accept Zionist supremacy as inevitable and permanent. Now, the other pillar of Israeli power # Western support and complicity # is starting to crack. We must do all we can to push it over.
Achcar, Gilbert: The Danger in Lebanon Against The Current vol. 120 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 The assasination [of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri] resulted in the intensification of the campaign by the USA and France against the Syrian presence and influence in Lebanon. This pressure was able to base itself on the mass mobilization inside Lebanon, which forced the withdrawal of Syrian troops.
Achcar, Gilbert: Egypt and Beyond Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 An interview with Gilbert Achcar. Gilbert Achcar, who grew up in Lebanon, is professor of development studies and international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, and author most recently of The Arabs and the Holocaust: the Arab-Israeli War of Narratives.
Achcar, Gilbert: The Occupation and the Anti-War Movement After the Election Against The Current vol. 115 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Anyone watching the message on Iraq in George W. Bush's February 3 State of the Union address must be convinced that members of both Houses of Congress, starting with Dick Cheney himself, are definitely making the physical effort needed to sustain their cardiac health. The frenzied rhythm of their standing ovations indeed equaled the most intensive aerobics.
Acker, Ruth et al: Children and Peacemaking Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 A guide for parents and teachers interested in cultivating a peacemaking approach in children. Provides references to resources for children, parents and teachers to help develop a constructive attitude to societal problems.
Ackerman, Seth: American Jacobins Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In a recent broadside against the Occupy movement, Alexander Cockburn assailed, among other things, the enormous arrogance which prompted the Occupiers to claim that they were indeed the most important radical surge in living memory. Where was the knowledge of, let alone the respect for, the past?
Ackerman, Seth: The Red and the Black Profit is the motor of capitalism. What would it be under socialism? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In this essay, I start from the common socialist assumption that capitalisms central defects arise from the conflict between the pursuit of private profit and the satisfaction of human needs. Then I sketch some of the considerations that would have to be taken into account in any attempt to remedy those defects.
Ackerman, Seth: The Strike and Its Enemies Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Like the progressive labour bureaucrats, todays generation of young radicals have spent all of their formative years living in the era of capitalist realism the era of There is No Alternative. And its perhaps for this reason that each tenet of the union bureaucrat philosophy finds its distorted mirror-image in the views of the young anti-union radicals. They tend to believe that middle-class intellectuals and full-time activists should take the lead role in strategy and that these groups do not have different material interests than rank-and-file workers. That building communes, rather than confronting capital, should be the movements main mission.
Ackerman, Spencer; Ball, James: Optic Nerve Millions of Yahoo Webcam Images Intercepted by GCHQ Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.
ACRES U.S.A.: GMOs, Glyphosate & Tomorrow Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Any time you have a single gene in so many different crops, especially a gene that impacts the normal resistance and defense mechanism in the plant, and you spread that same vulnerability across so many plants, you should anticipate a high level of vulnerability.
ActionAid-India (ed.): The Great Grain Drain An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Food insecurity in the Developing Countries Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 The right to food is a fundamental human right. How then do we account for the over 800 million food insecure people in the world of which approximately 350 million reside in India? The problem, especially in India, is often not lack of food but lack of access to it. This book brings together the thoughts of India's foremost thinkers on the issue of food insecurity.
Acton, Janice; Goldsmith, Penny; Shepard, Bonnie: Women at Work Ontario 1850-1930 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 Wmen at Work attempts to explore the realities of Canadian women's experiences, and proposes a framework which begins to answer why the double exploitation of women as mothers and workers has persisted to the present day.
Acuna, Rodolfo: Criticism: An Abandoned Process Blame the Greeks! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The art of criticism is yet another casualty of television, the Internet and individualism. The objective of criticism should be to improve something. That is the only way that changes and transformations take place. Formal and informal criticisms have been the centerpiece of every advanced society.
Acuna, Rodolfo: Why History Makes Us Important Back to Bachima Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 History has been important to me for as long as I can remember. As a child I loved hearing my relatives tell stories about the past. However, it was not until I was older that I realized that the stories meant something; they were key to understanding the present; and why we are what we are. As my awareness increased, I became serious about the past so serious that it often got me into trouble.
Adams, Howard: Prison of Grass (Revised Edition) Canada from a Native Point of View Resource Type: Book First Published: 1975 Published: 1989 In Prison of Grass, Adams contrasts the official history found in the federal government's documents with the unpublished history of the Indian and Métis people.
Adams, Howard: Tortured People (Revised Edition) The Politics of Colonization Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Published: 1999 This book grew out of the experiences of life and political struggle under colonization in Metis and other Aboriginal communities in Canada. It provides a uniquely Aboriginal socio-political perspective on the effects of colonization on Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It also presents a fresh outlook on decolonization and contemporary Aboriginal life and culture. Tortured People explains the deeply rooted issues behind the dramatic increase in Aboriginal militant action in recent years.
Adams, Mary Louise: Aging: a process of discovery A review of Look Me in the Eye: Old Woman, Aging and Ageism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1985 Review of a collection of essays by Barbara Macdonald and Cynthia Rich, in which they speak with honesty and clarity about ageism, aging and the inevitability and imminence of death.
Adelberg, Ellen; Currie, Claudia: In Conflict with the Law Women and the Canadian Justice System Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Critique of women and the Canadian justice system. Written from a feminist perspective, the collection is organized into three thematic sextions: Federal Imprisonment of Women -- Past, Present and Future; Images and Realities -- Profiles of Women Offenders; and Theoretical Considerations about Women in Conflict with the Law."
Africa, David: Mubarak's third force terror tactic Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 President Mubarak unleashed his 'personal' thugs in a failed attempt to silence protestors seeking an end to his regime. The tactics of deploying so-called third forces is a tried and tested method of autocratic regimes, usually utilised when the regime realises that it is on the strategic defencive politically.
Agbarieh-Zahalka, Asma: The Palestinian Facebook Movement: Can it take up the baton of revolution? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 At the heart of the new movement is a proposal that Palestinians should return to the methods of the first, unarmed, intifada similar to what has recently been happening in many Arab states. This, they believe, is the right way to achieve the political and social aspirations of the Palestinians, and an alternative to the two failed strategies previously attempted: armed struggle and futile negotiations.
Agbarieh-Zahalka, Asma: Workers Guarantee the Egyptian Revolution Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The middle class, which sacrificed much in this astonishing revolution, faces the task of choosing an ally at this critical juncture. If these young, educated people choose the army and the Muslim Brotherhood (who are also part of the middle class), the result will be the foreclosure of freedom. However, if they choose their natural ally, the working class, they will discover a powerful partner in protecting the achievements of the revolution and in building a new democracy.
Aguilar, Delia: Philippines Organizing and Repression Against The Current vol. 91 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Delia Aguilar interviews Vicvic Justiniani. I first met Victoria (Vicvic) Justiniani eight years ago when she had just emerged from the Philippine underground, where she was immersed in the revolutionary struggle for twenty years beginning at age 16. Vicvic attracted international media attention in 1986 when she represented the women's organization, MAKIBAKA, at the ceasefire talks called by the then newly elected president, Corazon Aquino. At the collapse of these talks, Vicvic resumed her clandestine work until her arrest and release in 1992.
Aguilar, Delia D.: The Export of Philippine Women Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Principles of social justice are clearly not served by applauding a system that prides itself in an increased GNP at the same time that it farms out its women to be servants of the world.
Aguilar, Delia D.: Margaret Schirmer Remembered Against The Current vol. 114 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Progressive Pilipinos lost a steadfast friend in Margaret (Peggy) Schirmer when she died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 8 at the age of 89.
Aguilar-San Juan, Karin: The State of Asian America: Activism and Resistance in the 1990s Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Aguilar-San Juan offers a complex understanding of race and racial identity, and a critique of the narrow identity politics -- defined as "ethnic consciousness". She writes, "Identity politics -- while they have created occasional possibilities for dark-skinned individuals to move up the socioeconomic ladder -- unfortunately have seduced many people into putting their identity issues at the center of the debate, while shunning the more substantive issues of racism and class oppression.... Reducing race to a matter of identity, rather than expanding our experience of racism into a critique of U.S. society, is detrimental to our movement. In the Asian American community, we often make the dangerous mistake of equating the process of acquainting ourselves with our ethnic, linguistic, religious, or historic roots with activism against racism. If in our desire to claim our identity, we overlook, for example, the ways that race is connected to imperialism . . . then we hover perilously close to the trap of defining race as a biological rather than a social construct."
Ahmed, Hisham H.: The Arab Spring, the West and Political Islam Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The contemporary Arab political system, until the recent outbreak of Arab revolutions, is the byproduct of a number of domestic, regional and global arrangements and developments in the post-World War II international order.
Ahmed, Hisham H.: HAMAS Under the Spotlight Against The Current vol. 132 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 In a seemingly dramatic move in mid-2004, Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement which hitherto refused to participate in the Palestinian political system, expressed its willingness to be a part of that system.
Ahmed, Hisham H.: Peace Prospects in the Middle East? Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The primacy of economic concerns notwithstanding, the interplay between peace and the Obama Administrations policies toward the Middle East can be considered a defining measure of the new administrations success. It was only natural and also telling that President Obama decided to cut the ribbons on his foreign policy making journey by initiating phone calls to leaders in the region.
Ahmed, Hisham H.: Syria: Arab Solution Needed Against The Current vol. 157 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Of all the Arab regimes that have been toppled since the start of the Arab Spring last year, Syrias Assad regime is the most dangerous. While it is impossible to quantify oppression and repression, the Assad regime has certainly surpassed its Tunisian, Egyptian, Libyan and Yemeni counterparts in its assault on the rights of its people and other Arabs over the years.
Al-Ali, Naji: A Child in Palestine The Cartoons of Naji Al-Ali Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009 Presents the work of Naji Al-Ali, a leading Palestinian political cartoonist, and is introduced by Joe Sacco, author of Palestine.
Al-Amin, Esam: Anatomy of Egypt's Revolution Conditions and Consequences Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Like perfect storms, several factors have to simultaneously and collectively come together for popular uprisings or protests, even massive ones, to turn into a revolution. That is why only a few of them have been successful in world history.
Al-Amin, Esam: The Futile Undertaking of Palestinian Statehood Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Eventually a state that represents all its inhabitants on the basis of equality and genuine respect and dignity for all its citizens is one that the world will some day celebrate, not a phony declaration that legitimizes the oppressive nature of one and confers false hope on the other.
al-Gharbi, Musa: Red Lines Drawn with Syrian Blood The Problems With Obama's Case Against al-Assad Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The US and its allies are likely to carry out an attack on Syria in the very near future whether or not Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons.
Al-Jurf, Soha: The Semantics of Terrorism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 A mental construct has been created in which the State of Israel is an entity that is under constant attack. By terrorists. Who, irrefutably, must be eradicated. Their actions are somewhat irrelevant. Whether they are school children, passing through checkpoints, or citizens from other countries bringing medicine and food to Gaza, Israel will garner an astonishing degree of unconditional national and international support for harming them if they call them terrorists.
Al-Obaidi, Jabbar Audah; Jawad, Abdul Sattar: Media Censorship in the Middle East Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007 Examines Middle-Eastern media censorship and shows how the censorial culture grew as the media developed in this region. It also illustrates the illusionary and deceptive arguments presented by the authorities citing articles and stipulations from the constitution that speaks for the freedom of the press and free speech.
Albert, Michael: Parecon Life after capitalism Resource Type: Book Published: 2004 In this book Albert depicts 'Participatory Economics' - 'Parecon' for short - a new economy, an alternative to capitalism, built on familiar values including solidarity, equity, diversity, and people democratically controlling their own lives.
Albert, Michael: Querying Young Chomsky Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Chomsky offers observations on what a desirable society might look like from the perspective of the heritage of libertarian socialist or anarcho-syndicalist or communist anarchist views.
Albert, Michael: Remembering Tomorrow from SDS to Life After Capitalism Resource Type: Book Published: 2007 Veteran anti-capitalist activist Michael Albert offers an ardent defense of the project to transform global inequality.
Albert, Michael: Seven Reasons Why I Advocate Parecon Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 As economies all around us gasp and constrict, more and more people are willing to seriously recognize what has always been evident - that even at its best and certainly at its worst capitalism is a decrepit monstrosity of a system. As a proposed replacement for capitalism, Parecon rejects: Private ownership, Authoritarian decision-making, Remuneration for property, power, or output, Corporate divisions of labor, and, Markets and central planning.
Albert, Michael: What is to be Undone A Modern Revolutionary Discussion of Classifcal Left Ideologies Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 A massively confused straw-man critique of "marxist" and "anarchist" theories that exist only in the author's head.
Albert, Michael; Grinder, Matt: Parecon & Participatory Society An Interview with Michael Albert Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Participatory Economics, or parecon for short, is a vision for how to conduct economics in a classless manner. It delivers to workers and consumers self managed say over their economic lives, a condition of solidarity with others, equitable incomes for their labors, diverse opportunities and options, and ecological balance.
ALBERTS, Rev. Williams: Evil Takes the High Road Wrapping a Policy of Global Domination in the American Flag Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 No heavens for those who live in one of the Muslim countries in which the United States is waging its preemptive global war on terrorism.
Albo, Greg: The Meaning of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution Against The Current vol. 113 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 A feature of revolutions is that they keep coming around in unexpected ways and in unexpected places. Who would have dared predict the eruption that was Seattle in November 1999, when the powers behind neoliberal globalization seemed completely incontestable?
Albrecht, Lisa; Bremer, Rose: Bridges of Power Women's Multicultual Alliances Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Exploring the cultural sources of women's leadership this book views the processes and results that are possible when women come together to overcome not only gender based inequality but oppression based on race and class.
Alewitz, Mike; Coe, Sue; Jones, Sabrina; Buhle, Paul; Schulman, Nicole: Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 The stories of the hard-rock miners shooting wars, Elizabeth Gurly Flynn (the Rebel Girl), the first sit-down strikes and Free Speech fights, Emma Goldman and the struggle for birth control access, bohemian radicals John Reed and Louise Bryant, field-hand revolts and lumber workers strikes, wartime witch hunts, government prosecutions and mob lynching, Mexican-American uprisings in Baja, and Mexican peasant revolts led by Wobblies, hilarious and sentimental songs created and later revivedall are here, and much more.
Alexander, Don: For Black Liberation Through Socialist Revolution! Part Two How the Liberals and Reformists Derailed the Struggle for Integration Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 There is a lot of talk today about multiculturalism, diversity, whiteness and "racialized subjects" and other liberal jargon that essentially attempts to erase the centrality of anti-black racism and black oppression in racist capitalist America.
Alexander, Don: Karl Marx and the War Against Slavery Black History and the Class Struggle Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990 Alexander discusses Marx and Engels's views on the Civil War, the role of the First International in the struggle to overthrow black chattel slavery, and why the Marxist program of international working-class revolution is the key for black freedom and working-class emancipation.
Alexander, Don: When Congress is a Verb Bioregionalism in action Resource Type: Article First Published: 1988 Author believes that the bioregional movement is not about rebellion - merely responding to authority - but about resistance - being in it for the long haul, and talks about its achievement and potential to overcome contradictions which have plagued other social movements.
Alexander, Michelle: The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 Argues that Jim Crow and legal racial segregation have been replaced by mass race-based incarceration as a system of social control.
Alexander, Michelle: The New Jim Crow: A talk Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Nothing short of a broad-based social movement can address this problem. Such a movement has to be multi-racial: Latinos and women, especially women of color, are the fastest growing segment of the prison population. If we don't create care and compassion across racial lines, then, even if this system collapses, we will recreate it in another form.
Alexandrov, Nick: Honduras and Mexico: Open Season for Journalists Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 Washington has long been at the forefront of an effort to promote cultural devastation, targeting journalists, artists, and independent thinkers more generally. This cultural ruin is a predictable consequence of U.S. support for repressive regimes.
Alexandrov, Nick: The Pentagon's New Plan to Confront Latin America's Pink Tide Panetta Down South Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was in Uruguay recently, where he spoke of the need to strengthen the southern hemispheres police forces. This proposed policy has a precedent, almost unknown in this country, but potentially indicative of what awaits Latin American governments willing to cooperate with their northern neighbors defense establishment.
Alexandrov, Nick: Should Russia Attack Colombia? Another Case for Military Action Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Debating the case on whether Putin should or should not attack Columbia. Will Russia follow the example of the US?
Alfred, Taiaiake: Peace, Power, Righteousness An Indigenous Manifesto Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999 Published: 2008 This new edition accounts the history and future of the indigenous people of North America is at once a bold and forceful critique of Indigenous leaders and politics, and a sensitive reflection on the traumas of colonization that shape our existence.
Alfred, Taiaiake: Wasáse Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 An integration of anarchist thinking with indigenous theory.
Ali, Tariq: LAffair Miliband Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The demonization of Ralph Miliband raises a few issues avoided by both the Tory and the liberal press. These relate to Milibands own political views on Britain, its political institutions as well as the world at large; the context of the first Lord Rothermeres addiction to Mussolini and Hitler and their English offspring in Britain (Oswald Mosley and gang but not them alone) right up till September 1939 and the question of patriotism and its compatibility with leftwing views.
Ali, Tariq: Hugo Chávez and me Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Tariq Ali's thoughts on how Hugo Chavez, the late president of Venezuela, will be remembered by his supporters as a lover of literature, a fiery speaker and a man who fought for his people and won.
Ali, Tariq: The Obama Syndrome Surrender at Home, War Abroad Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 A merciless dissection of Obamas overseas escalation and domestic retreat.
Ali, Tariq: On Buddhist Fundamentalism Hollywood, Please Take Note Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Four years after the brutal assault on the Tamil population and the killing of between 810,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, there is trouble again. The saffron-robed fanatics, led by the BBS Bodu Bala Sena: the most active and pernicious of Buddhist fundamentalist groups that have sprouted in Sinhala strongholds throughout the island are on the rampage again.
Ali, Tariq: Perpetual War Grand Strategy after 9/11 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 A decade after the attentats of 9/11, the United States and its European allies are trapped in a quagmire. The events of that year were simply used as a pretext to remake the world and to punish those states that did not comply. And today the majority of Euro-American citizens flounder in a moral desert, now unhappy with the wars, now resigned, now propagandized into differentiating what is, in effect, an overarching imperial strategy into good/bad wars.
Ali, Tariq: Storming Heaven 1968 Revisted Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The eruptions of #68 challenged the power structures north and south, east and west. Countries in each continent were infected with the desire for change. Hope reigned supreme.
Ali, Tariq: Street Fighting Years An Autobiography of the Sixties Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 Tariq Ali takes readers through the fortunes of the British anti-war movement and the other political movements of the Sixties.
Ali, Tariq: What is a Revolution? A Total Mess Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Ever since the beginning of the Arab Spring there has been much talk of revolutions.
Ali, Tariq: Where has all the rage gone? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 In 1968, fury at the Vietnam war sparked protests and uprisings across the world: from Paris and Prague to Mexico. Tariq Ali considers the legacy 40 years on.
Ali, Tariq; Watkins, Susan: 1968 Marching in the Streets Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 1968: Marching in the Streets is a dynamic time line of the year that revolution swept the planet. With present tense prose, cartoons, and photographs, Tariq Ali and Susan Watkins chronicle a year that saw everything from the assassinations of Che Guevara, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. to KKK death threats against 70-year-old philosopher Herbert Marcuse.
Alinsky, Saul: Rules for Radicals A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971 Alinsky's Rules for Radicals provides perspectives, principles and lessons for realistic radical organizers.
Allan , Susan: Utopia: A confronting but politically flawed documentary Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 Utopia, the latest documentary by veteran journalist and filmmaker John Pilger has shown at selected venues across Australia with a television screening on SBS. The feature-length work, which exposes shocking social conditions in Australias remote indigenous communities, opened last November in Britain to mostly praiseworthy reviews.
Allen, Bruce: Germany East Dissent and Opposition Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 An overview of oppositional movements in East Germany, ranging from the 1953 insurrection to the oppositional movements of the 1908s.
Allen, Bruce: Letter - Flogging away Resource Type: Article First Published: 1980 A great many anarchists adopt a critical stance to Bakunin's legacy as well as towards the anarchist movement generally. Our rejection of Marxism is not monolithic.
Allen, Chude Pam: Confronting the -isms Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 I love the name Against the Current and would add that to be active in the Womens Liberation Movement at the beginning of 1968 was to be against the current. And the current then was as much the Left and the Black Nationalist Movement as it was the society as a whole. We were mostly white women, mostly middle class in background. Who we were was used against us opportunistically by the Left and the Black Movement to keep from having to address the issues of sexism a word we didnt even have back then.
Allen, Richard: The Social Passion Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-28 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 An account of the movement within Canadian protestantism which sought to revive the neglected social dimensions of Christianity and to involve the church in social action.
Allen, Theodore W: The Invention of the White Race Volume One: Racial Oppression and Social Control Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 One of the great contributions of Allen's study is a complete debunking of the myth that race and skin colour are the same thing.
Allen, Theodore W.: The Invention of the White Race Volume Two: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Argues that the propertyless classes in continental Anglo-American and United States society have been recruited into the "intermediate buffer control stratum" (the so-called "middle class") through anomalous white-skin privileges.
Allen, Theodore, W.: On Roediger's Wages of Whiteness Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 An extended discussion and critique of David Roediger's book Wages of Whiteness. Allen writes: "David Roediger's Wages of Whiteness, because of its almost universal acceptance for use in colleges and universities, has served as the single most effective instrument in the socially necessary consciousness-raising function of objectifying 'whiteness,' and in popularizing the 'race-as-a-social-construct' thesis. As one who has been the beneficiary of kind supportive comments from him for my own efforts in this field of historical investigation, I undertake this critical essay with no other purpose than furthering the our common aim of the disestablishment of white identity, and the overthrow of white supremacism in general."
Allen, Will; Duesterberg, Kate; Cummins, Ronnie: Local and Organic Food and Farming The Real Gold Standard Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 When the local chemical grower tells you that local is better than organic, tell them that they should switch to organic so that you can trust their food to be safe, clean, inspected, and environmentally friendly. Local food is not the gold standard, and may not even be safe. Local-organic is the gold standard.
Allende, Salvador: Last Words to the Nation Resource Type: Article First Published: 1973 This speech was delivered at 9:10 am on September 11, 1973, in the midst on an ultimately successful US-sponsored coup d'etat against the democratically-elected government. Barricaded inside La Moneda, the presidential palace, President Allende gave his life defending Chilean democracy.
Almeghari, Rami: Authors of Gaza youth manifesto speak to Electronic Intifada Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 We, the youth of Gaza, who make up sixty percent of Gaza's 1.6 million residents, have increasingly felt repressed in many aspects, starting from the long-standing Israeli occupation of our lands -- particularly the four-year-old Israeli blockade of Gaza -- through the injustice inflicted everywhere by the rulers of Gaza, who we elected four years ago.
Almeyra, Guillermo: Cuba, the United States and the Left Against The Current vol. 89 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The nationalist anti-imperialist revolution of the long beards has lasted forty-one years. It was never a socialist revolution. The Moncada combatants were not socialists, neither were those in the Sierra Maestra (with few exceptions), nor the Cuban people who one morning woke up to hear the news through the radio and from the mouth of Fidel Castro, that in response to the imperialist attacks, the island had become "socialist."
Almeyra, Guillermo: From PRI to Foxismo Against The Current vol. 88 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1988-1994), when he tried to replace the ruling PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) with his own political and patronage apparatus, "Solidarity."
Alperovitz, Gar: America Beyond Capitalism Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Published: 2006 Alperovitz goes beyond the confines of orthodox thinking, imagines a new way of living together, and offers a set of practical ideas that promise a truly democratic society.
Alperovitz, Gar: Towards a Decentralist Commonwealth Resource Type: Article First Published: 1979 Could the basic structural concept of common ownership of society's resources for the benefit of all ever be achieved, institutionally, in ways which fostered and sustained, rather than eroded and destroyed, a cooperative democratic society?
Alpert, David H.: People Power Applying Nonviolence Theory Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 Explores the theory of power on which all successful nonviolent action is based, the blocks which keep people from acting when confronted with injustice, and the roles played in any nonviolent campaign by allies, neutrals, and opponents. Numerous case histories illustrate the dynamics of nonviolent action.
Alpervitz, Gar: What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 2013 Gar Alperovitzexplains why that the time is right for a revolutionary new economy movement, what it means to democratize the ownership of wealth, what it will take to build a new system to replace the decaying one and how to strengthen our communities through cooperatives, worker-owned companies, neighborhood corporations, small and medium-size independent businesses, and publicly owned enterprises.
Alstyne, Richard W. Van: The Rising American Empire Resource Type: Book First Published: 1965 An analysis of the origins and emergence of the United States as a national state, and of its subsequent growth pattern. Van Alstyne sees the course of American history as coinciding with the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism.
Althusser, Louis et al: Power & Opposition in Post-Revolutionary Societies Resource Type: Book First Published: 1978 Published: 1979 Between 11 and 13 November 1977 the Italian formation Il Manifesto, organized a conference in Venice on the topic 'Power and Opposition in Post-Revolutionary Societies'. Present were prominent West European Marxist intellectuals and trade unionists, and key socialist oppositionists to the regimes in Eastern Europe and the USSR. This book records their speeches at what must be one of the broadest based conferences ever held on such a topic.
Altman, Ross: In Memory of Carl Oglesby Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Forty-six years ago this November, then-SDS president Carl Oglesby stood on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and told those assembled to protest the war in Vietnam that the men who were responsible for that war were not evil, they were trapped in a system. They were, like Antony had told the crowd of those who had killed Caesar, all honorable men. Indeed, they were all liberals.
Alumni for Responsible Speech: Free Speech and Acceptable Truths Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by incorrect or harmful ideas. To achieve this safe learning environment, it will be necessary for the university authorities to cleanse the university's libraries of harmful books, to block inappropriate Internet sites, to ban guest lectures who hold improper views, and to identify and prosecute students and faculty who are guilty of thought crimes.
Alvar, Pauline M.: One Year of the BP Blowout Against The Current vol. 153 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 In the years after Hurricane Katrina, I saw New Orleanians suffer from lack of health care. The storm and subsequent flooding caused immediate illness, with infections from the foul flood water and debris. As time passed, ever-present mold exacerbated respiratory conditions and mental health deteriorated in the face of immense stress.
Amandla!: Nelson Mandela Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Mandela was not alone. The struggle to liberate South Africa was a collective effort. Moreover it was the power of the most downtrodden, the workers in the factories, the poor in the community, working class women and youth that brought the Apartheid government, if not completely to its knees at least to negotiate the terms of the end of their racist system.
Amandla! Statement: The Brutal Tragedy at Marikana Against The Current vol. 160 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The following statement, A Brutal Tragedy that Never Should Have Happened, was issued by the editors of Amandla! immediately following the August 16 shooting of striking miners.
Amin, Samir: Capitalism and the Ecological Footprint Published in Monthly Review, Volume 61, Number 6 - November 2009 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The capture of ecological discourse by the political culture of the consensus (a necessary expression of the conception of capitalism as the end of history) is well advanced. In contrast, the expression of the demands of the socialist counterculture is fraught with difficultybecause socialist culture is not there in front of our eyes. It is part of a future to be invented, a project of civilization, open to the creativity of the imagination.
Amin, Samir: Eurocentrism Resource Type: Book Amin argues that Eurocentrism is an ideological distortion, a myth and historical fallacy and argues for a new social, economic, cultural and political system based on socialist universalism.
Amin, Samir: The Liberal Virus Permanent War and the Americanization of the World Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Argues that the ongoing American project to dominate the world through military force has its roots in European liberalism, but has developed certain features of liberal ideology in a new and uniquely dangerous form.
Amin, Samir: Popular Movements Toward Socialism Their Unity and Diversity Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 The following reflections deal with a permanent and fundamental challenge that has confronted, and continues to confront, all popular movements struggling against capitalism. By this I mean both those of movements whose explicit radical aim is to abolish the system based on private proprietorship over the modern means of production in order to replace it with a system based on workers social proprietorship, and those of movements which, without going so far, involve mobilization aimed at real and significant transformation of the relations between labor and capital. Both sorts of movements can contribute, in varying degree, to calling capitalism into question; but they also might merely create the illusion of movement in that direction, although in fact only forcing capital to make the transformations it would need to co-opt a given set of working-class demands.
Amin, Samir: Spectres of Capitalism A Critique of Current Intellectual Fashions Resource Type: Book cuts through the current intellectual fashions that assume a global capitalist triumph.
Amin, Samir: The World We Wish To See Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty First Century Resource Type: Book The World We Wish to See presents a sweeping view of twentieth-century political history and a stirring appeal to take political organization seriously. Amin offers provocative analysis of contemporary resistance to neoliberalism,while boldly calling for a new global movement, #an internationalism of peoples,# to challenge the current order and fashion a better world.
Amireh, Amal: Arab Women Writers' Problems and Prospects Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Arab critics, particularly those situated in the Arab world, are viewed with suspicion, especially when they are men writing about women. If they don't write about Arab women writers, they are chastised for ignoring them. If they do, they are accused of attempting to "contain" and "marginalize" them.
Amiri, Rannie: The Real Motive Behind the Gaza Flotilla Attack Sabotaging Peace Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Israel's leadership is committed to "a dynamic state bent upon expansion". The greatest threat to continued expansion is the threat of peace. Whenever Israel's leadership is faced with the threat of peace, it initiates violence designed to stop it.
Amiri, Rannie: The UN in Israel's Crosshairs Nowhere to Run to, Nowhere to Hide Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 History will record Israel#s onslaught in Gaza as noteworthy not only for the wide destruction of institutions of state and civil society, but for the deliberate targeting of the United Nations and the refugees it aided and sheltered. And it certainly would not be the first time Israel has done so.
Amiry, Suad: Sharon and my Mother-in-Law Ramallah Diaries Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 A diary of everyday life under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank, depicting the Kafkaesque absurdities and injustices Palestinians are forced to live with.
Amsden, Jon: Analyzing the Crash Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The present economic crisis, which began in the United States late in 2007 and picked up speed early in 2008, may have caused production in the American economy to fall precipitously, but had the opposite effect on the production of books seeking to analyze the world economic crisis.
Amy: 'The movement is ours!': Lesbian activist critique Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 We have recently claimed a right to reciprocity in the support of our struggles, but how many in the Queer rights movement have actively worked for the liberation of those groups whose endorsement we demand?
an appeal from Russian Intellectuals and Artists: An October for Us, for Russia and for the Whole World Against The Current vol. 131 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 This appeal from Russian intellectuals and artists on the 90th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution comes to us from veteran leftists, social democrats, artists and even children of Left Oppositionists, most of them politically active at least since the Gorbachev years of glasnost and perestroika. It has been abridged here for space reasons.
Anderson, Aileen: Funding Revolutions? Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Nearly every person I have encountered who is seeking liberation from the various oppressive-isms of this world has asked the fundamental question, How do I free myself (and others) from such an insidious system?
Anderson, Andy: Hungary 56 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1964 Published: 1968 The Hungarian Revolution was far more than a national uprising or than an attempt to change one set of rulers for another. It was a social revolution in the fullest sense of the term.
Anderson, Carl; Brodzky, Arthur; Bers, Dave: Recollections of Harry Press Against The Current vol. 147 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Harry Press, a veteran of the U.S. Trotskyist movement and the American Socialist current, died this year at age 94. In recent years he was a loyal reader and made several very generous donations to this magazine. These recollections of Harry Press were told to Carl Finamore for Against the Current.
Anderson, Jared: Canadian journalist and activist killed in Syria Ali Mustafa, In Memoriam Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 I will never forget when I first met Ali Mustafa. It was September 2012, during my first year at York and just before I joined Students Against Israeli Apartheid (Ali was a former member), where he did a talk on his visit to Egypt.
Anderson, Kevin B.: Marx at the Margins On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 Marxs critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expended considerable time and energy on the analysis of non-Western societies, as well as race, ethnicity, and nationalism.
Anderson, Perry: The New-Old World Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009 Perry Anderson presents an analysis of Europe's development since the end of the Cold War. In his analysis, Anderson cuts through some myths about continental Europe and the European Union.
Anderson, Terry H.: The Movement and the Sixties Resource Type: Book Drawing on interviews, manuscripts, and archives, Anderson reveals how one event built upon another and exploed into the kaleidoscope of activism in the United States by the early 1970s. Civil rights, student power, and the crusade against the Vietnam War composed the first wave of the movement, and during after after the rip tides of 1968, the movement changed and expanded, flowing into new currents of counterculture, minority empowerment, and women's liberation.
Anderson, William L.: The Railroading of Tonya Craft A New Wave of Prosecutorial Hysteria Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 As we have seen countless times before, the media always is ready to run over the cliff with the prosecutors, and no matter how many times the prosecution is discredited, there always is another reporter ready to serve as a PR mouthpiece for a dishonest state official. And it always will be that way, for like the Bourbons, the media learn nothing, and they forget nothing.
Andoni, Lamis: The myth of Israeli morality Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Israel has consistently reacted with repression or even extreme violence to cultural and political manifestations of Palestinian identity.
Andreas, Peter: Smuggler Nation How Illicit Trade Made America Resource Type: Book First Published: 2013 Peter Andreas shows that smuggling has played a pivotal and too often overlooked role in the birth, westward expansion, and economic development of the United States, while anti-smuggling campaigns have dramatically enhanced the federal government's policing powers. The great irony, Andreas tells us, is that a country that was born and grew up through smuggling is today the world's leading anti-smuggling crusader.
Anfinson, Graeme: A Short History of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party Challenging the Two Parties of Capital Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 Minnesotas Farmer-Labor Party was the most successful labor party in United States history. The Minnesota Farmer-Labor Association, a grouping of associated unions and farmers, provided the organic connection between labor and the party.
Angell, Marcia: The Truth About the Drug Companies Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The combined profits for the ten drug companies in the Fortune 500 ($35.9 billion) were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together ($33.7 billion) [in 2002]. Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way.
Angus, Ian: Five Challenges for Ecosocialists in 2008 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Ecosocialism is not separate from the existing left and green movements, and it is not a structured movement on its own. Rather, it is a current of thought within existing socialist and green-left movements, seeking to win ecology activists to socialism and to convince socialists of the vital importance of ecological issues and struggles.
Angus, Ian (ed.): The Global Fight for Climate Justice Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009 Published: 2010 A guide to the debate on climate change, a sourcebook that makes the case for anti-capitalist action as the only effective way to stop global warming.
Anielski, Mark: The Economics of Happiness Building Genuine Wealth Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007 Anielski's premise is quite simple: how can we go beyond mere material wealth to achieve veritable wealth-good health, meaningful relationships, spirituality, a clean environment, peace, justice and happiness. He believes that economic systems should orient us to what we really want.
Anne M. Morton: The Secretary's Friend: The Office Management Manual Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 The primary focus of this book is on the mechanics of office management. Among the topics covered are office design, ergonomics, getting the most mileage out of your copier, proper lighting, filing, procedure manuals, meetings and minutes, and handling office mail.
Anonymous: Bolivia's Growing Crisis Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 A confrontation between the government of Bolivian president Evo Morales and a part of his indigenous social base is leading to a serious political crisis. A violent police assault on indigenous community protests against a road being built through their self-governed Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS) have led to a growing confrontation.
Anonymous: Ron Carey, Militant Union Reformer Against The Current vol. 138 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Ron Carey was the nations most charismatic and successful labor leader as the twentieth century was coming to an end. He will be remembered as a major figure in American labor history on the basis of just two of his accomplishments: In 1991, running as a reformer with the backing of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), he was elected general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In 1997, he led the successful 15-day strike against the giant United Parcel Service, the biggest victory organized labor had experienced in at least three decades.
Anonymous: J. David Edelstein Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 J. David Edelstein, an ardent socialist all his life, died July 20, 2009 in Syracuse, NY at age 90. Dave was an at-large member of Solidarity and supporter of the Socialist Party USA; his life in the socialist movement dated back to the Workers Party and Independent Socialist League of the 1940s and 1950s.
Anonymous: Freedom Riders Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 When Hillary Clinton expressed dismay over gender segregation on buses in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem where women are forced to sit separately she somehow neglected to mention the Jewish-settlers-only bus system in the Occupied Palestinan Territories.
Anonymous: Health Care Unions at War Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and its former section United Health Care Workers-West (UHW) are at war after SEIUs leadership ordered the seizure of UHWs headquarters. UHWs elected officers, deposed in the SEIU takeover, are forming a new union, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).
Anonymous: Letter From Mexico: The Privatization of PEMEX Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 In 2009, the Compañia Luz y Fuerza (or LyFC, Luz y Fuerza del Centro), a semi-state company providing electricity to Mexico City and some other states in the centre of the country, was disappeared on a moonless Saturday night.
Anonymous: Letter From Thailand II Resource Type: Letter First Published: 2014 The wealthy businessman Thaksin Shinawatra was first elected in 2001. His fortune was built using family money and taking advantage of contacts he developed, a sort of cronyism that is de rigueur in Thailand.
Anonymous: Pinkney Fight Continues Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Reverend Edward Pinkney was ordered released from prison last Christmas Eve while his conviction and 3-10 year prison term for quoting Deuteronomy in regard to divine punishment of a racist judge is on appeal. He remains under house arrest and is prohibited from speaking out on racism and corporate abuses in Berrien County, Michigan.
Anonymous: Rallying to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline Against The Current vol. 163 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Despite uncomfortably cold weather in Washington, DC the February 17 mobilization to stop the Keystone XL Alberta-U.S. tar sands pipeline drew a crowd conservatively estimated at over 20,000.
Anonymous: Triangle Fire Remembered Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 145 workers, mostly young women immigrants. The factory, located on the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the Asch building near Washington Square in New York City, employed 500 workers.
Anonymous: Victory in Chicago: Republic Workers' Occupation Against The Current vol. 138 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 For once in our lives we had the perfect storm. Usually we dont get any support from politicians or any coverage from the mass media...but this time, everything came together, said Tim Curtin, International Representative for United Electrical workers (UE).
Anwar, Yasmin: Lower classes quicker to show compassion in the face of suffering Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Researchers have found that people in the lower socio-economic classes are more physiologically attuned to suffering, and quicker to express compassion than their more affluent counterparts. By comparison, individuals in the upper middle and upper classes were less able to detect and respond to the distress signals of others.
Apale, Alisha; Stam, Valerie: Generation NGO Resource Type: Book First Published: 2011 Young Canadians are increasingly active and engaged in global issues. Many are eagerly poised to contributein smaller and even larger waysto international development and the Canadian national politics that, for better or worse, shape the field.
Appleton, Josie: Public space - we must defend our freedoms! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 Laws handing sweeping new powers to police and private security to restrict access to Britain's public space will extinguish the diversity of civic life. Time for us to rediscover and defend our freedoms.
Arblaster, Anthony: Democracy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 Published: 2002 Arblaster finds the core of the idea of democracy in the notion of popular power. He explores the meaning of this and the problems it involves.
Arcos, Federico: Momentos Compendio Poetico Resource Type: Book The author of these peoms was a teenage activist in Barcelona during the 1936 revolution. His commitment to anarchist principles and to his ideal are communicated in these poems.
Arendt, Hannah: On Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1963 Published: 1968 Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
Armstrong, Amanda: The Politics of Surrealism Against The Current vol. 143 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 In the first notebook of his Grundrisse, composed in 1857, Marx predicted that the romantic viewpoint would accompany [capitalism] as its legitimate antithesis up to its blessed end. He believed that romanticism, with its celebration of the richness real or imagined of pre-capitalist life, would remain a perennial reaction to the reification of social life under capitalism.
Armstrong, Hugh, Armstrong, Pat, Choiniere, Jacqueline, Feldberg, Gina, White, Jerry: Take Care Warning Signals for Canada's Health System Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 "Examines the modern Canadian health care system and exposes the impact of neo-conservative and market-oriented policies, showing the effect these have on patients and caregivers, particularly women. The voices of hospital workers, relating their own daily experiences in the wards, add a poignant urgency to the crucial question: What kind of health care system will Canadians inherit in the twenty-first century?"
Armstrong, Pat; Armstrong, Hugh: Wasting Away The Undermining of Canada's Health Care System Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 Reform has led to lower quality, diminishing employee rights, and more unpaid work for women in the home.
Arnold, Guy: Migration Changing the World Resource Type: Book First Published: 2011 The author discusses the increasing trend of migration in the modern world, its causes and effects, and peoples and governments responses.
Arnold, Rick, Burke, Bev, James, Carl, Martin, D'Arcy, Thomas, Barb: Educating for a Change Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 For the authors of Ecuating for a Change, genuine democracy does not happen solely through our political and educational work. Democratic processes and practices are essential elements in achieving a truly participatory society. The books offers theory and practical tools for consciously applying the principles of democratic practice to daily work.
Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev: A New Weave Popular Education in Canada and Central America Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 Published: 1987 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 solidarity networks.
Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev: A New Weave Popular Education in Canada and Central America Resource Type: Book First Published: 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 solidarity networks.
Arnove, Anthony: Another World Is Possible Against The Current vol. 110 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The period since George Bush Sr. declared a "new world order" has been marked by growing global inequality and war. The failures of neoliberalism mean that more than fifty countries have seen declining per capita income in recent years, while millions every year die from easily preventable diseases and lack of access to safe drinking water. The costs of the last fifteen years have been immense, whether for those cut off from electricity in Durban, sacked from factories in Mexico City, or bombed in Baghdad.
Aronowitz, Stanley: Just Around the Corner The Paradox of the Jobless Recovery Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 Aronowitz details how U.S. capitalism has achieved higher profits at the expense of the quality and quantity of jobs, and contradicts the ideological justifications that seek to justify deteriorating jobs, showing how they are neither a mark of efficiency nor a merely temporary problem.
Aronowitz, Stanley: Setting the Record Straight Zionism from the Standpoint of its Jewish Critics Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 There is a hope a bi-national soluation will be brought about through political discussion and agitation within both left and liberal circles, especially within the United States, a much less timid Israeli peace movement, and a Left within Israel and among US pro-peace Jewish activists, that courageously embraces the possibility of bi-nationalism and, of course, a Palestinian resistance that works to overcome the nationalism within its own ranks and forges a democratic alternative to the Arafat fraud.
Arrighi, Giovanni: The Long Twentieth Century Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Published: 2009 A comprehensive analysis of the development of world capitalism over the millennium.The Long Twentieth Century traces the epochal shifts in the relationship between capital accumulation and state formation over a 700-year period.
Artesian, S.: Bring In The Paper, Bring On The Torches Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The ideologists of capitalism are paid handsomely to proclaim the rationality of the free market system, where all men are recreated equal by their commodities as buyers and sellers. Finance capital, however, recreates itself in the irrationality of the markets, in the divergence between prices; in the disparity between particular prices and particular values.
Artesian, S.: Of Forest and Trees Part Two Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Capitalism is first and foremost a system of accumulation. Value is, if not nothing today, pretty much nothing tomorrow. The reproduction of value is pretty much everything. Swindles, looting, theft certainly exist but only phenomenally, as expressions of moments in the organization, and disorganization, of value production.
Arthur, Christopher J.: The Myth of Simple Commodity Production Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Many misunderstandings have arisen from and about the structure of Capital. One of these is that Capital has an historical structure beginning with "Simple Commodity Production." As Chris Arthur shows in this article, Marx knows of no such mode of production. Marx begins with the simplest relation of capital and exhibits the relations of capital by means of a LOGICAL, not a historical structure.
Aruri, Naseer (ed.): Palestinian Refugees: The Right Of Return Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 The thorniest of issues, elucidated, discussed, and contextualized, by an impressive array of scholars and activists, including Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Norman Finkelstein, Jaber Sueiman, Nahla Ghandour, Susan Akram, Salman Abu-Sitta, and Jan Abu Shakrah. The chapters cover the historical roots of the Palestinian refugee question; the obligations of host countries under international law (the case of Lebanon); Israeli perceptions of the refugee question; the role of the United States and the European Union and the Refugee Question; the PLO; meeting the needs of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon; Palestinian refugees and Jewish immigrants from Arab countries; and a program for an Independent Rights Campaign.
Asadi, Houshang: Letters to My Torturer Love, Revolution, and Imprisonment in Iran Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 In these letters, Asadi confronts the man who tortured him while he was held prisoner in Iran.
Asen, Peter Ian: Ending Poverty As We Know It Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The phenomenon of local living wage campaigns sweeping the country is one of the few causes for celebration in American politics. Led by unions, community organizations and religious groups, Americans are demanding that their local tax dollars fund jobs that pay a living wage.
Asen, Peter Ian: Sports & Resistance Against The Current vol. 118 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The two most famous fists in American history belong to Tommie Smith and John Carlos. In 1968, Smith and Carlos finished gold and bronze, respectively, in the 200-meter dash competition in the Olympic Games in Mexico City. Just months before, the two African-American men, both members of the Olympic Committee to Protect Human Rights (OPHR), had been considering a boycott of the games with their fellow OPHR members.
Ashworth, William: The Late Great Lakes An Environmental History Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 Ashworth presents five common misunderstandings about the Great Lakes and advocates for improvements, remedial action and ecosystem strategies.
Assange, Julian: The Truth Will Always Win Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government". The swirling storm around WikiLeaks today reinforces the need to defend the right of all media to reveal the truth.
Astore, William: Grinding Down the U.S. Army Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Prolonging a stalemated war will, in fact, only mean more hurt for both Afghans and Americans. The hurt to Afghans will undoubtedly be worse, for their homes are the battlefield, but our own hurt shouldn#t be underestimated. More broken bodies and shattered minds. More echoes of the horrifying violence that accompanies war.
Ates, Kadir: OWS and the working class Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 As frustrating as this may sound to the left, who are justifiably excited over a revival of radical politics, many workers cannot see the movements relevancy to their own lives, yet still feel the pangs of the crisis perhaps more painfully than most.
Ates, Kadir: Taksim is not Tahriryet Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Much of the talk of neoliberalism coming from such leftist organizations is often a call for a return to state-administered enterprises under workers control, which is nothing more than bureaucratic state capitalism. It should be remembered that even under the most intense periods of nationalization in Turkey, often glorified among the social democrats and the like, was fought against by the working class.
Atkinson, Dan; Elliott, Larry: The Age of Insecurity Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 Chronicles the rise and fall of the Britain's welfare state and attacks British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party for selling out to world capitalism and Europe.
Auerback, Marshall: The Myth of Greek Profligacy Destroying the Livelihoods of Thirteen Million People Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The top 20 per cent of the income distribution in Greece pay virtually no taxes at all, the product of a corrupt bargain reached during the days of the junta between the military and Greeces wealthiest plutocrats. No wonder there is a fiscal crisis.
Aveling, Eleanor Marx; Aveling, Edward: The Chicago Anarchists Resource Type: Article First Published: 1887 The working-class are up in arms about this matter. Anarchist, Socialist, anti-Anarchist, anti-Socialist alike are astonished, indignant, thoroughly aroused. Everywhere, except in Chicago, meetings are being held, resolution condemnatory of this judicial murder are being passed.
Avery, John Scales: Are We Being Driven Like Cattle? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 As we stand in line for security checks at airports, we may have the distinct feeling that we are being herded like cattle. The purpose of the charade is not so much to prevent airliners from being sabotaged as it is to keep the idea of terrorism fresh in our minds.
Avilés-Vázquez, K.R.: A Movement's Loss Against The Current vol. 121 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Puerto Rico is neither a state of the union, nor an independent nation-state. Its residents are U.S. citizens, go to war, have one representative in Congress who cannot vote or even present a motion, pay no taxes and do not vote for president, have no influence or say in federal law, yet are held to all federal standards. Thanks to this legal limbo, for years the island and its people have been used as testing ground for chemicals (e.g. the pill), war agents (e.g. Agent Orange), and even Monsanto is reaping profits now from transgenic crops (Puerto Rico has the highest proportion of Genetic Modification experiments per land area in the world).
Avnery, Uri: The Battle of the Titans Who is Pulling the Strings? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 This is not merely a fight between Israel and the US. Nor is it only a fight between the White House and Congress. It is also a battle between intellectual titans. Intellectual theories can seldom be put to a laboratory test. But this one can. It is happening now. Between Israel and the US a crisis has developed, and it has come into the open.
Avnery, Uri: Creating A Giant Ghetto in Gaza Against The Current vol. 125 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 I is possible to force a whole people to submit to foreign occupation by starving it? That is, certainly, an interesting question. So interesting, indeed, that the governments of Israel and the United States, in close cooperation with Europe, are now engaged in a rigorous scientific experiment in order to obtain a definitive answer.
Avnery, Uri: The Height of Kitsch Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The attitude of the German government towards Israel is a Sonderbehandlung. It, too, says: the Jews are something special. The #Jewish State# must be treated differently than all other states. That is to say, the Jews are different from all other peoples, their state is different from all other states, their morals are different from those of others.
Avnery, Uri: How Israel Empowers Islamist Movements Shukran, Israel Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 If Islamist movements come to power all over the region, they should express their debt of gratitude to their bete noire, Israel. Without the help of successive Israeli governments, they may not have been able to realize their dreams. That is true in Gaza, in Beirut, in Cairo and even in Tehran.
Avnery, Uri: How Many Divisions? Israel is losing this war Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 In this war, as in any modern war, propaganda plays a major role. The disparity between the forces, between the Israeli army - with its airplanes, gunships, drones, warships, artillery and tanks - and the few thousand lightly armed Hamas fighters, is one to a thousand, perhaps one to a million. In the political arena the gap between them is even wider. But in the propaganda war, the gap is almost infinite.
Avnery, Uri: Israel: Obama's "Bibiyahu" Problem Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Is this the government of Biberman [Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of the right-wing Likud Party, and foreign minister Avigdor Liberman of the ultra-right Israel Beitenu], or perhaps of Bibarak [Bibi and Labor Party leader Ehud Barak]?
Avnery, Uri: The Lessons of Lebanon Against The Current vol. 124 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 So what has happened to the Israeli army? This question is now being raised not only around the world, but also in Israel itself. Clearly, there is a huge gap between the army's boastful arrogance, on which generations of Israelis have grown up, and the picture presented by this war.
Avnery, Uri: The Lion and the Gazelle On Jewish History Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 If we, the Israelis, want to consolidate our nation, we have to free ourselves from the myths that belong to another form of existence and re-define our national history. We must recognize the difference between myth and history, between religion and nation, between a Diaspora and a state, in order to find our place in the region in which we live and develop a normal relationship with the neighboring peoples.
Avnery, Uri: The Nightmare Comes True Against The Current vol. 111 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 I was standing on a hill overlooking the infamous Kalandia checkpoint. Below me was a narrow road, packed with Palestinians in the blazing sun, 30 degrees centigrade in the shade (but there was no shade) trudging towards the checkpoint.
Avnery, Uri: The Pope at Herzl's Grave Patagonian Dreams Resource Type: Article First Published: 2014 During his short visit to Israel, Pope Francis laid a wreath on the grave of Theodor Herzl. That was not a usual gesture. Foreign heads of state are obliged to visit Yad Vashem, as did the pope, but not the grave of Herzl.
Avnery, Uri: The Power of the Israel Lobby Two knights and a dragon Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 The Israel Lobby has shifted more and more to the Right. The billionaires who finance the Lobby are the same people who finance the extreme Israeli Right, and most of all the settlers.
Avnery, Uri: The Road to Civil War Against The Current vol. 113 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Everybody in Israel is talking about the Next War. The most popular TV channel is running a whole series about it.
Avnery, Uri: Spot The Difference Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 When I first brought up the similarity between Prussia and Israel (in a chapter dedicated to this theme in the Hebrew and German editions of my 1967 book, #Israel Without Zionists#) it might have looked like a baseless comparison. Today, the picture is clearer. Not only does the senior officers corps occupy a central place in all the spheres of our life, and not only is the huge military budget beyond any discussion, but our daily news is full of typically #Prussian# items.
Avnery, Uri: Stop That Shit Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Whoever longs for a solution must know: there is no solution without settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Avnery, Uri: Truth Against Truth Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Challenges the myths, conventional lies, and historical falsehoods on which most of the arguments of both Israeli and Palestinian propaganda rest. The truths of both sides are intertwined into one historical narrative that does justice to both. Without this common basis, peace is impossible.
Avnery, Uri: When the Unimaginable Happened Mandela: the Movie Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Mandela: the Movie is a very accurate film, depicting what actually happened in South Africa, and one cannot help thinking about it again and again.
Avnery, Uri: Who is Afraid of a Real Inquiry? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 If a real Commission of Inquiry had been set up into the Free Gaza Flotilla attack (instead of the pathetic excuse for a commission), here are some of the questions it should have addressed.
Avnery, Uri: Without Fear, Without Favor The Future of Journalism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The Words lifetime achievement have a certain undertone. There is a hint that the work is finished.
Awwad, Nahed (Director): Gaza Calling Resource Type: Film/Video For over six years, two Palestinian families are split between the West Bank and Gaza; mothers and sons are forbidden from travelling the one-hour road that separates them. Witness the personal cost of Israel's illegal occupation.
Ayala, César: Political Persecution in Puerto Rico: Uncovering Secret Files Against The Current vol. 85 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 In the summer of 1987 Puerto Rico was shaken by revelations that the island's police was collecting information on so called political subversives, and that it was in possession of thousands of extensive carpetas (files) concerning individuals of all social groups and ages.
Ayala, César: Puerto Rico: The Real Bombers Against The Current vol. 83 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Practically every article concerning the Puerto Rican political prisoners repeats one item of information: They were members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), a pro-independence group blamed for 130 bombings in the United States that killed six people and wounded dozens of others from 1974 to 1983.
Ayala, César: Vieques After A Year of Struggle Against The Current vol. 87 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Thirteen peace encampments prevented the U.S. Navy for thirteen months from using the Puerto Rican island of Vieques for target practice, until they were forcibly cleared by FBI agents and federal marshals on May 4th, 2000. In the meantime, two Atlantic Fleets had to suspend maneuvers and the U.S.S. George Washington and the U.S.S. Eisenhower, two gigantic aircraft carriers headed for Vieques, had to turn around and go elsewhere.
Azaretto, Manuel: Slippery Slopes (the Anarchists in Spain) Resource Type: Book First Published: 1939 Published: 2014 Written in 1939 by a member of FORU (Regional Workers Federation of Uruguay), this book a scathing indictment of the leaders of the Spanish CNT and FAI for their betrayal of anarchist principles contains, in addition to official documents and proclamations of the CNT and FAI and articles from the Spanish and international anarchosyndicalist press.
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