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Telling the Truth Socialist Register 2006 Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Getting the Goods Information in BC How to Find It, How to Use It Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 A guide to the basic sources of information -- the tools of the trade -- that all reporters, researchers and investigators rely on.
The Library at Night Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
Bodian's Publishing Desk Reference A Comprehensive Dictionary of Practices and Techniques for Book and Journal Marketing and Bookselling Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988
Marketing Your Books A Collection of Profit-Making Ideas for Authors and Publishers Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989
From Politics to Profit The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Analyzes the transformation of Canadian newspapers that occurred between 1890 and 1920 when daily newspapers slowly changed from political mouthpieces to a marketable industry.
Yesterday's News Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 Illuminates the decline of print journalism, suggests reasons for this decline and proposes solutions to reverse this downward trend.
Uncovering the Sixties Life and Times of the Undergound Press Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered themselves in print.
Unpopular Essays Resource Type: Book First Published: 1950 Published: 1969 A collection of essays that argues against dogmatic beliefs in politics, philosophy and other related topics.
Problems of Knowledge and Freedom The Russell Lectures Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971 Published: 1972 These lectures explore Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics.
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense Find Your Inner Chomsky Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 Published: 2008 What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from mysticism to news reporting.
The Party of Eros Radical Social Thought and the Realm of Freedom Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 King looks at radical theorists -- Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, and Norman O. Brown -- who have attempted to deal with the intersections of eros and power.
The Myth of Sisyphus Resource Type: Book First Published: 1955 Published: 1975 Camus asks whether life has meaning, and whether suicide is a legimitate response to the absurdity of life. He says: "Although The Myth of Sisyphus poses mortal problems, it sums itself up for me as a lucid invitation to live and to create, in the very midst of the desert."
To Have or To Be? Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976 Published: 1989 Fromm calls for a social and psychological revolution. He argues that two modes of existence are in fierce conflict: the Having Mode, dedicated to material possession and property, agressiveness, personal gain, and war, and the Being Mode, sufused with love, the spirit of caring and a regard for humanity, which means contentment, a pleasant sufficiency of the mean to life (but no more) and a profound kinship with nature.
Five Lectures Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Utopia Resource Type: Book Published: 1970
Gestalt Therapy Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality Resource Type: Book First Published: 1951 The authors believe that the Gestalt outlook is the original, undistorted, natural approach to life, to thinking, acting and feeling.
The Freudian Left Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse Resource Type: Book First Published: 1969 Paul Robinson tries to define a particular tradition in the history of psychoanalysis - the "radical" or "left-wing" tradition - through an analysis of its three most important representatives: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, and Herbert Marcuse.
Ways of Seeing Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 Seeing establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.
The Art of Loving Resource Type: Book First Published: 1956 Published: 1963 Love, according to Erich Fromm, is the only satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Creative Growth Games 75 Fascinating games to expand your imagination Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 Published: 1978
Woman's Estate Resource Type: Book First Published: 1966 Published: 1976
Second Nature The Animal-Rights Controversy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984 Animal-rights advocates argue that humans have no right to kill any animal, whether by hunting or farming or for medical research. Is this a cure for our ecological ills or is it a symptom of the disease? What is irrefutably logical
Civil Society in Question Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999 Civil Society ranks as flavour of the month among community volunteers, academics and policy makers. Many view it as a key concept in the struggle against poverty and for social justice and democracy. Is civil society anything more than a projection of our desires, a chameleon concept that can mean all things to all people? Does it risk being co-opted beyond recognition and usefulness?
Society of the Spectacle Resource Type: Book First Published: 1967 Published: 2005 An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation." Translator Ken Knabb describes the book as "an effort to clarify the nature of the society in which we find ourselves and the advantages and drawbacks of various methods for changing it. Every single thesis has a direct or indirect bearing on issues that are matters of life and death."
The Closing Circle Man, Technology & the Environment Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971 Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies.
Only One Earth The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972
The Real World of City Politics Resource Type: Book First Published: 1970 A report about what is going on -- and what is going wrong -- in Canada's cities. Urban reneewal, public housing, downtown schools, citizen participation, highrise development, city politicians.
Engels, Manchester and the Working Class Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 An account and interpretation of the writing of Friedrich Engels' first major work, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844.
The Hidden Injuries of Class Resource Type: Book First Published: 1966 Published: 1972 Sennett and Cobb look at human relations between people of different classes and analyze everyday life and ordinary situations to identify class signals that make people feel inadequate.
False Promises The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973
Common Sense for Hard Times The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976 Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is organized, and thereby enables us to re-examine our own situation and experience.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes Resource Type: Book First Published: 1978 Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution Volume I: State and Bureaucracy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution Volume III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 Hal Draper examines how Marx and Marxism dealt with the issue of dictatorship in relation to the revolutionary use of force and repression, particularly as this debate has centered on the use of the term "dictatorship of the proletariat." Draper strips away the layers of misinterpretation and misinformation that have accumulated over the years to show what Marx and Engels themselves meant by the term.
The Canadian Corporate Elite An Analysis of Economic Power Resource Type: Book First Published: 1975 An exhaustive study of the concentration and perpetuation of economic power in Canada.
Marx, Freud, and the Critique of Everyday Life Toward a Permanent Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 The theory and practice of revolutionary social transformation, Brown argues, must encompass the subjective, psychological dimensions of the revolutionary process.
Marx's Theory of Alienation Resource Type: Book First Published: 1970 Meszaros provides a comprehensive treatment of Marx's theory of alienation by surveying Marx's work as a whole. In doing so, he argues against the commonly held distinction between a young philosophically-oriented Marx and a mature economics-oriented Marx.
Global Thoughts, Local Actions Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984 Published: 1985 A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
Free Ourselves Forgotten Goals of the Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 How do we liberate ourselves?
Portugal: The Impossible Revolution? Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 The story of what happened in Portugal between April 25, 1974 and November 25, 1975, as seen and felt by a deeply committed participant.
Redefining Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1963 Published: 1974 Modern society certainly remains profoundly divided. It constantly functions against the immense majority of working people. In everyday life the exploited defend themselves against exploitation by part of every single one of their everyday gestures. The present crisis of humanity, it is true, will only be solved by a socialist revolution. But these ideas risk remaining empty abstractions, pretexts for sermons or for a blind, spasmodic activism if one doesn't try to understand the new ways in which the division of society assumes concrete form today, how modern capitalism functions, the new forms taken today by the working class struggle against the ruling classes and their system, and unless one seriously tries to understand what under these conditions a new revolutionary activity integrated to the real struggle of people in society might mean and how it could be linked to a coherent and lucid understanding of the world. To achieve this what is needed is nothing less than a radical theoretical and practical renewal.
E-Commerce vs. E-Commons Communications in the public interest Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001 From privacy issues to intellectual property, from universal access to union activism, these essays challenge the rush to deregulate and disconnect communications from the public interest.
Culture Inc. The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly limited and controlled.
Perfect Machine TV in the nuclear age Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987
Between the Lines How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources of informaiton.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available.
Autonomous Media Activating Resistance & Dissent Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
Sign Crimes/Road Kill From Mediascape to Landscape Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 A collection of thirty short essays by Joyce Nelson, a writer specializing in the politics of the mass media.
Media Think Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diverse perspectives on events and issues, the media portray an increasingly dogmatic and orthodox corporate picture of the world around us. The consistency with which they do this has its consequent, intended effect on public opinion and policy formation.
The Missing News Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news is printed or aired, which letters will be published, or who will be accorded credibility?
Inventing Reality The Politics of News Media Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Doing Public Journalism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995 The author argues that journalists should be responsible citizens who with "the power of the press empower others besides the press.
Necessary Illusions Thought Control in Democratic Societies Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 Published: 1991 An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control."
Social Movements/Social Change The Politics and Practice of Organizing - Socialist Studies 4 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 This collection of essays covers movements related to labour, ecology, childcare, peace, disability, gay rights, and access to abortion.
Another world is possible if... Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
Insurgency Online Web Activism and Global Conflict Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 Published: 2006 Explores the nature of the web and its potential for facilitating participation in political debate.
The Next American Revolution Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century Resource Type: Book First Published: 2011 Why revolution is not only possible and necessary, but in some places already in the making.
A Paradise Built in Hell The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides.
Indian Giver A Legacy of North American Native Peoples Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 Traces some of the significant contributions made by Native people to the modern world.
Ecology as Politics Resource Type: Book First Published: 1980 Socialism is no better than capitalism if it makes use of the same tools. The total domination of nature inevitably entails a domination of people by the techniques of domination.
The Philosophy of Social Ecology Essays on Dialectical Naturalism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Bookchin addresses questions such as 'What is nature?", "What is humanity's place in nature?", "What is the relationship of society to the natural world?"
Ecology For Beginners Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 Amusing, solidly resesearched, and sophisticated, Ecology for Beginners tells a fast and furious tale of Man, Woman, and their struggle with the environment.
The World Without Us Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007 A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.
A Green History of the World The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
Circles of Strength Community Alternatives to Alienation Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 Forsey, an activist and writer who works with the Federation of Egalitarian Communites has put together a collection of essays, and interviews with First Nations, religious orders and rural intentional communities giving their views and experiences as communities.
Race, Class, Gender Bonds and Barriers Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1989 Takes a historical and theoretical approach to the themes of race, class and gender. Issues touched on include the role of the state in organizing gender and ethnic group formation; racism in the women's movement; patriarchy; colonial domination of Indian women; racism and sexism in trade unions.
Long Way From Home The story of the Sixties generation in Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1980 An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circumstances.
Canada's Fighting Seniors Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 A look at the growth of a senior's movement in Canada in the 1980s.
Getting There Producing Photostories With Immigrant Women Resource Type: Book First Published: 1983 Photostories about immigrant women surviving in and adapting to a new culture.
Sandino's Daughters Testimonies of Nicaraguan Women in Struggle Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 Published: 19981 Interviews with women who fought in the Nicaraguan revolution.
Ten Thousand Roses The Making of a Feminist Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 Using interviews with many feminist activists, Rebick provides an oral history of feminism in Canada from the 1960s through the 1990s.
All That Our Hands Have Done A Pictorial History of Hamilton Workers Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 The story of working people in Hamilton's steel industry.
The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings Resource Type: Book First Published: 1789 Published: 1996 Olaudah Equiano's Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of eleven, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, and his years of labour on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766. As a free man on a Central American plantation, he supervised slaves; increasingly disgusted by his co-workers, he returned to England in 177. In England he worked for the resettlement of blacks in Sierra Leone, married an Englishwoman, and became a leading and respected figure in the anti-slavery movement.
Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting By In America Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001
Seeing Ourselves Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Culture Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995
Seafaring Labour The Merchant Marine of Atlantic Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 Sailors in the transition to industrial capitalism.
Bowling Alone The Collapse and Revival of American Community Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the contradictory, to give a complete look at trends of community involvement and how increased social capital can benefit everybody.
Hidden from History Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 Eessays analyzing the political, philosophical, and social history of homosexuality from the ancient world to the postwar era.
The Dismal Science How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community Resource Type: Book First Published: 2008
Working Collectively Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984 Published: 1985 A handbook for people wishing to form collectives, or established collectives seeking solutions to problems such as power imbalances, conflict meditation, and setting priorities.
The Gender of Breadwinners Women, Men and Change in Two Industrial Towns 1880-1950 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 The story of two Ontario towns, Hanover and Paris, both primarily one-industry towns. Hanover was a furniture-manufacturing centre; mosts of its workers were men, while in Paris the biggest employer was the textile industry; most of its wage earners were women.
Powers of Desire The Politics of Sexuality Resource Type: Book First Published: 1983 Brings together a diverse group of well-known feminist and gay writers, historians, and activists.
Flaunting It! Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
Burning Desires Sex in America: A report from the field Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 Burning Desires looks at the state of sex in the aftermath of the `sexual counter-revolution' that marked the 1980s.
The City and Radical Social Change Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new city and a new concept of citizenship.
Stepping Out of Line A Workbook on Lesbianism and Feminism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984
Eating Fire Family Life, on the Queer Side Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001 An inside look at a rainbow of relationships, sexual and otherwise, that gay, lesbian, and transgendered people create to animate their lives: lovers, partners, parents/kids, quick tricks, torrid affairs, sweethearts, crushes, exes, friends, bottoms and tops, threesomes, butches and fems, bears, cubs and johns. Based on hundreds of intimate conversations across Canada, Eating Fire explores the deepest currents of life: sex, love, loneliness, abuse, power and consent, giving birth, death, being a wo/man, pleasure, fear, joy - risks and rewards of creating family without boundaries.
Community Dreams Ideas for Enriching Neighbourhood and Community Life Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984 A compilation of vignettes, fragments and thought starters that provides stimulating ideas for practical community transformation.
Land and Community Crisis in Canada's Countryside Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 Sim's thesis is that rural society is overlooked due to urban dependence upon "great associations," economies of scale, and other socio-cultural institutions of unmanageable size.
The Suburban Nation The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually supportive towns, cities and regions.
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits Great Cities of North America Since 1600 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1996 An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
Towns for People Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 Examines the pressures, lifestyle changes, and social factors that contributed to the decline in urban public life in the late 20th century.
Communitas Resource Type: Website First Published: 1947 Published: 1960 Anarchist site with news and information for people who are questioning the system which hates them. In English, French, German and Catalan.
The Subversion of Politics European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everday Life Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Published: 2006 Today's infamous "Black Blocs" are the direct descendants of the European "Autonomen." But these important historical connections are rarely noted, and never understood. The Subversion of Politics sets the record straight, filling in the gaps between the momentous events of 1968 and 1999.
Red and Green The New Politics of the Environment Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 In order for green politics to work, we need to develop a total policy for the environment, a social policy which views capitalist industry as the destroyer of the world we live in.
Power To Us All Constitution or Social Contract? Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 Woodcock calls for a true participatory democracy.
The Struggle for Democracy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 A sweeping illustrated survey of the growth of democracy, its heroes and heroines, its enemies, its failures and successes.
Maritime Radical The Life & Times of Roscoe Fillmore Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992
Marxism and Politics Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 Miliband sets out to present an overview of the main themes and problems of the Marxist approach to politics.
Blood and Belonging Journey into the New Nationalism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 Published: 1994
Imperialism, Nationalism, and Canada. Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 Interpretations of Canada's status in the system of world imperialism and the internal dynamics of class, race, and region within the Canadian national state.
Bakunin The Philosophy of Freedom Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 An attempt to portray Bakunin's political theories in a coherent manner.
Don't Think of an Elephant Know Your Values and Frame the Debate Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also breaks down the ways in which conservatives have framed the issues, and provides examples of how progressives can reframe the debate.
Socialism and Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1967 Published: 1973 Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and parliamentary institutions that its decay often does not become apparent to us until those institutions have been either brushed aside or reduced to a purely decorative role.
The Sociology of Marx Resource Type: Book First Published: 1966 Published: 1969 Lefebvre discusses and dissects both the theoretical and the practical Marx to illuminate the enduring power of Marx's thought and Marx's incisive wit as a commentator. Through Marx, we can obtain a coherent picture of reality as it was as the inception of the modern age.
The State in Capitalist Society The Analysis of the Western System of Power Resource Type: Book First Published: 1969 Miliband argues that the pluralist-democratic view of society, of politics and of the state in regards to the countries of advanced capitalism, is in all essential wrong.
Why Work? Arguments for the Leisure Society Resource Type: Book Published: 1983 Essays on useless work, useful work, and alternatives to work.
Workers' Councils and the Economics of a Self-Managed Society Resource Type: Book First Published: 1957 Published: 1974 A translation of an essay, "Sur le Contenu du Socialisme," written by Cornelius Castoriadis under the pseudonym "Peirre Chalieu," and originally published in the journal Socialisme out Barbarie in 1957. Castoriadis writes that "the experience of bureaucratic capitalism allows us clearly to perceive what socialims is not and cannot be. A close look both a past proletarian uprising and at the everyday life and struggles of the working class - both East and West -- enables us to posit what socialism could be and should be."
What Socialists Stand For An introduction to resistance Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 An introduction to socialism which tries to answer questons such as "Isn't it against human nature? Won't it mean an end to democracy? Doesn't it only apply to poor countries?
Canada: The Communist Viewpoint Resource Type: Book First Published: 1948 Tim Buck, the national leader of the Labor-Progressive Party, sets out the Communist position on the big questions of Canada's destiny.
Modern Capitalism and Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1959 Published: 1975 For revolutionaries one central point must be grasped to understand how the system works: the struggle of human beings against their alientation, and the ensuing conflict and split in all spheres, aspects and moments of socia life. As long as this struggle is there there ruling strata will continue to be unable to organise their system in a coherent way, and society will lurch from one accident to another. These are the conditions for revolutionary activity in the present epoch -- and they are amply sufficient.
Karl Marx: Essential Writings Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 A selection of Marx's writings ranging from his early works on philosophy, religion, alienation, and Hegelianism, through the materialist conception of history, the theoretical analysis of capitalism, and the politics of revolution. Bender provides informatative introductions setting the context for each set of materials.
Three Essays on Marxism Leading Principles of Marxism; Introduction to Capital; Why I Am a Marxist Resource Type: Book Published: 1972 In these essays Korsch offers his thoughts on basic Marxist ideas.
Alienation Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971 Ollman reconstructs Marx's theory of alienation from its constituent parts and offers it as a vantage point from which to view the rest of Marxism. The book further contains a detailed examination of Marx's philosophy of internal relations, the much neglected logical foundation of his method, and provides a systematic account of Marx's conception of human nature.
Raids and Reconstructions Essays on Politics, Crime, and Culture Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976 A collection of essays on culture and poltics.
The Betrayal of Marx Resource Type: Book First Published: 1975 The public has too long been fed the view that figures such as Lenin and Stalin are genuine followers of Marx, simply because they have claimed that distinction. Nothing justifies the deeds of a perverse 'Marxism' (e.g. that of Stalin); a proper understanding of Marxist humanism, and its betrayal, in contrast, enables us to raise afresh the question of means and to reevaluate the relevant historical, economic, and political facts.
State Capitalism and World Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1950 Published: 1986 The great organisations of the masses of the people and of workers in the past were not worked out by any theoretical elite or vanguard. They arose from the experience of millions of people and their need to overcome the intolerable pressures which society had imposed upon them for generations.
The Russian Revolution and Leninism or Marxism? Resource Type: Book First Published: 1918 Published: 1961 The basic lesson of every great revolution, the law of its being, decrees: either the revolution must advance at a rapid, stormy, resolute tempo, break down all barriers with an iron hand and place its goals ever farther ahead, or it is quite soon thrown backward behind its feeble point of departure and suppressed by counter-revolution. To stand still, to mark time on one spot, to be contented with the first goal it happens to reach, is never possible in revolution. And he who tries to apply the home-made wisdom derived from parliamentary battles between frogs and mice to the field of revolutionary tactics only shows thereby that the very psychology and laws of existence of revolution are alien to him .
Selections from the Prison Notebooks Resource Type: Book First Published: 1951 Published: 1973 Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
The Swastika and the Maple Leaf Fascist Movements in Canada in the Thirities Resource Type: Book First Published: 1975 Betcherman deals with Adrien Arcand and other leading Canadian fascists of the 1930s, as well as Swastika Clubs, and fascist movements in the west.
A Threat from Within A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Published: 2005
Post Scarcity Anarchism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971 Modern radicals, says Bookchin, have ignored the real revolutionary possibilities of modern technology and the counterculture. Unless they start building a movement which looks to the future, they are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.
The Politics of Individualism Liberalism, Liberal Feminism and Anarchism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 An examination of the similarities and differences between liberalism, anarchism and feminism.
The Politics of Urban Liberation Resource Type: Book First Published: 1978 A broad-ranging study which covers the political economy of the urban question and the importance of the city in the history of social revolution. Schechter's evaluation of libertarian insurgency highlights the importance of movements from below dealing with housing, transportation and other issues of daily life.
Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood Resource Type: Book First Published: 1969 Published: 1974 An analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict arguing for socialist bi-nationalism as the way out of the morass.
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals Resource Type: Book First Published: 1951 Published: 1962 Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman is animated by a vision of a good society, a coherent community, a style, and quality, of life that is fully human, and humanizes.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution Volume IV: Critique of Other Socialisms Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Much of Karl Marx's most important work came out of his critique of other thinkers, including many socialists who differed significantly in their conceptions of socialism. Draper looks at these critiques to illuminate what Marx's socialism was, as well as what it was not.
Radical Democracy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Lummis revives the meaning of democratic struggle and critques the economic and technological processes that have hindered its growth.
Who do we try to rescue today? Canada under corporate rule Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995 Published: 1997 The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially the United Kingdom and Australia.
Resist A grassroots collection of stories, poetry, photos and analyses from the Quebec City FTAA protetst and beyond Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001 A dynamic collection of personal accounts, creative works, reflections, images and analyses about the protests against the FTAA summit that took place in April 2001 in Quebec City.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
SDS Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 Published: 1974 The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutional resistance to revolutionary activism, and its ultimate impact on American politics and life.
An Atlas of Rural Protest In Britain 1548-1900 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1983 This volume surveys, compares, and contrasts a range of rural riots in Britain, including land protests, food riots, turnpike disturbances, militia protests, and protests by agricultural labourers. The volume includes seventy-maps which together demonstrate the shifting geography of protest, illustrating how the distribution of protest changed over time and how certain forms of protest changed as Britain developed from a feudal to a capitalist society.
Get Up, Stand Up Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite Resource Type: Book First Published: 2011 Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, energy, and unity in order to wrest power away from the corporatocracy.
Politics Essays on Political Criticism Resource Type: Book
Politics Past Resource Type: Book First Published: 1958 Published: 1970 A collection of essays by Dwight Macdonald.
The Revolution Game The Short Unhappy Life of the Company of Young Canadians Resource Type: Book First Published: 1970 A historical overview of the Company of Young Canadians.
American Fascists The Christian Right and the War on America Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on conversion techniques. Hedges argues that the movement resembles the young fascist movements in Italiy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, movements that often masked the full extent of their drive for totalitarianism and were willing to make concessions until they achieved unrivaled power. He challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society.
Privacy! How to get it .... How to enjoy it Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977
A Long and Terrible Shadow White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
Hogtown Working Class Toronto at the Turn of the Century Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974
Working People Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971
Resource Manual for A Living Revolution A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 Published: 1985 A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effet for change, are looking for tools to transform it. It is a working reference for those who are prepared to act to create a better life for themselves and others.
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.
Liberties Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 Aside from the subject of civil liberties itself, the book addresses the civil libertarian approach to such issues as censorship and freedom of speech, victimless crimes, and police powers. Specific articles target AIDS testing, legal aid, drug use, and psychological testing by employers.
Essays on the Left Essays in Honour of T.C. Douglas Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971 Essays collected as a tribute to T.C. Douglas on the occasion of his retirement ad leader of the New Democratic Party.
Moving Toward A New Society Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976 A vision of a new society, with a strategy for achieving it through non-violent revolution, and specific suggestions for what individuals can do now to work for fundamental social change.
Blocking Progress Consensus Decision Making In The Anti-Nuclear Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 1983 Howard Ryan maintains that consensus is wrong in principle and in practice: "The problem is not so much that individuals are being irresponsible or somehow abusing the consensus process. The problem lies in giving individuals that kind of power in the first place. Consensus turns majority rule into minority rule. That's not democracy."
Spying 101 The RCMP's Secret Activities at Canadian Universities 1917 - 1997 Resource Type: Book First Published: 2002 If you attended a Canadian university in the past eighty years, it's possible that, unbeknownst to you, Canadian security agents were surveying you, your fellow students, and your professors for 'subversive' tendencies and behaviour. Since the end of the First World War, members of the RCMP have infiltrated the campuses of Canada's universities and colleges to spy, meet informants, gather information, and on occasion, to attend classes. Why they were there is the subject of this book.
Organising Things A Guide to Successful Political Action Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984 A comprehensive guide to practical political action, packed with information and handy checklists.
Uncivil Obedience The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 How to push for social change without breaking the law.
Storming Babylon Preston Manning and The Rise of the Reform Party Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 A portrait of Preson Manning and right-wing Canada's Reform Party.
No Bankers in Heaven Remembering the CCF Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 An oral history of men and women who devoted themselves to building the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
Globalization Unmasked Imperialism in the 21st Century Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001 In this book, the authors contend that globalization is little more than imperialism in a new form. They argue that the inevitability of globalization and the adjustment or submission of peoples all over the world to free market capitalism depends on the capacity of the dominant and ruling classes to bend people to their will and convince people that their interests are the peoples interests.
Year 501 The Conquest Continues Resource Type: Book First Published: 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.
'What can I Do?' Citizen Strategies for Nuclear Disarmament Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987
Global Visions Beyond the News World Order Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 This book seeks to establish how our diverse globalizing world can be turned into a common home. The authors create a dialogue about the two types of globalization occurring in the world: globalization from above and globalization from below.
Working for Peace A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.
Perspectives On Power Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997
War and Peace in the Middle East Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995 Avi Shlaim locates various sources of conflict in the Middle East, from the presence of oil, competition between the Soviet Union and the United States, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 Engler documents the fact that the essence of Canadian policy has always been support for the establishment and continued dominance of an expansionist Zionist state in the territories that now comprise Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.
Towards a New Cold War Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
Passionate Declarations Essays on War and Justice Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Published: 2003 Essays looking at American political ideology.
Hegemony or Survival America's Quest for Global Dominance Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 Published: 2004
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1 Resource Type: Book Published: 1979 Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and that this has required and continues to require the installation and support of brutal military/police dictatorships throught the Third World. It also requires an apologetic ideology which portrays all this as being in the highest interests of democracy and human rights.
After the Cataclysm Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Right:s) Resource Type: Book First Published: 1979 A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
A Citizen Legislature Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 Arguing from the premise that the present electoral system is unrepresentative and promotes corruption, the authors propose going back to the Athenian system of choosing representatives: by lottery.
Marxism and Freedom From 1776 to Today Resource Type: Book First Published: 1958 Published: 1971 Dunayevskaya argues that Marx's theory is the generalisation of the instinctive striving of the proletariat for a new social order, a truly human society.
Democracy in Alberta Social Credit and the Party System Resource Type: Book First Published: 1953 An examination of the development of the party system in Alberta.
A Socialist Alternative For Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 A discussion on the future of the sociliast left in Canada and its relationship to the New Democratic Party.
The Dilemma of Canadian Socialism The C.C.F. in Ontario Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 The history of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Ontario, set in the context of the national movement.
The Communist Party in Canada A History Resource Type: Book First Published: 1975 A history of the Communist Party in Canada from its beginnings to the 1970s.
The Anatomy of a Party The National CCF 1932-1961 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1961 A history of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation focusing on the relationship between the CCF as a movement and as a political party.
The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control The State and Counter-Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1970 A pamphlet exposing the struggle that took place over the running of workplaces in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution. In doing so not only does it demolish the romantic Leninist "history" of the relationship between the working class and their party during these years (1917-21) but it also provides a backbone to understanding why the Russian revolution failed in the way it did. From this understanding flows alternative possibilities of revolutionary organization.
NDP: The Dream of Power Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 A history of Canada's New Democratic Party from its origins to 1973.
Agrarian Socialism The Cooperative Commonwealth in Saskatchewan: A Study in Political Sociology Resource Type: Book First Published: 1950 Published: 1968 A study of the social background of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan, which in 1944 became to first government with avowed socialist goals to be elected to office in Canada. The updated 1968 edition contains a new introduction and additional essays by five other scholars.
Off the Record The CCF in Saskatchewan Resource Type: Book First Published: 1968 An insider's account of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan.
Canadian Labour in Politics Resource Type: Book First Published: 1968 A historical study of the relationship between the labour movement and the social democratic party in Canada, as that relationship developed since the birth of modern industrial unionism.
Capitalism for Beginners Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 An amusing, soundly researched, and highly accessible illustrated book that tells you everything you want to know about capitalism.
The Faltering Economy The Problem of Accumulation Under Monopoly Capitalism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984 The essays in this volume are part of a radical attempt to grapple with the problems of advanced capitalist development without discarding the real theoretical breakthroughs made by Keynes.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment Resource Type: Book First Published: 2011 A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of green capitalism or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power no matter how green are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.
Strategy for Labour A Radical Proposal Resource Type: Book First Published: 1964 Published: 1967
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Profit over People Neoliberalism and Global Order Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999
The Creation of World Poverty Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 Published: 1983 Hayter challenges the assumption that the West is 'helping' the rest of the world to develop. Far from rescuing the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America from their supposed backwardness, the rich countries have accumulated vast wealth at their expense.
The Business Page How To Read It and Understand the Economy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1980
Strategies for Canadian Economic Self-Reliance Alternative Paths to Jobs, Development, Equality and Peace Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 Examines "the reality which lies behind the myth of increased international competitiveness and attempts to spell out the implication of a radically different model of development -- termed the self-reliant model --for different aspects of Canadian economy.
Stampede City Power and Politics in the West Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984
Food, Shelter and the American Dream Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
Soft Sell Quality of Working Life Programs and the Productivity Race Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 Quality of Working Life is a grab-bag of programs that promise workplace improvements and greater job satisfaction in exchange for increased productivity on the part of Canadian workers. But, says Don Wells, the promise of a new way to satisfy workers' needs has been proven false. Wells shows that QWL programs can present a direct, though carefully hidden, threat to the union movement.
Put Work in Its Place The Complete Gude to the Flexible Work Place Resource Type: Book First Published: 1952 Published: 1988
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.
A Seventh Man A book of images and work about the experience of migrant workers in Europe Resource Type: Book First Published: 1975 Images, poetry, quotes and short written pieces that portray the experiences of male migrant workers in Europe.
Workers' Control A Reader on Labor and Social Change Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973
Raising the Workers' Flag The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936 Resource Type: Book First Published: 2012 A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Organizing Unions Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 How to form or build a union. Shows how to strength organizing drives by responding to the concerns of all workers, including women, immigrant workers, people of colour, workers with disabilities, lebians and gay men, and part-time and casual workers.
The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions Resource Type: Book First Published: 1906 Luxemburg writes that "the mass strike in Russia [in 1905] has been realised not as means of evading the political struggle of the working-class, and especially of parliamentarism, not as a means of jumping suddenly into the social revolution by means of a theatrical coup, but as a means, firstly, of creating for the proletariat the conditions of the daily political struggle and especially of parliamentarism. The revolutionary struggle in Russia, in which mass strikes are the most important weapon, is, by the working people, and above all by the proletariat, conducted for those political rights and conditions whose necessity and importance in the struggle for the emancipation of the working-class Marx and Engels first pointed out, and in opposition to anarchism fought for with all their might in the International."
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.
No Power Greater A Century of Labour in British Columbia Resource Type: Book Published: 1967
A Class Act An Illustrated History of the Labour Movement in Newfoundland and Labrador Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 Gillespie records the men and women who struggled within an economic system they did not control to improve the lives of their families and their class.
Facing Reality Resource Type: Book First Published: 1958 Published: 1974 Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the U.S. workers' "wild-cat" strikes (against capital and the union bureaucracies), the authors looked ahead to the rise of new mass emancipatory movements by African Americans as well as anti-colonialist/anti-imperialist currents in Africa and Asia. Virtually alone among the radical texts of the time, Facing Reality also rejected modern society's mania for "conquering nature," and welcomed women's struggles "for new relations between the sexes."
The Junius Pamphlet The Crisis of Social Democracy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1916 The voting of war credits in August 1914 was a shattering moment in the life of individual socialists and of the socialist movement in Europe. Those who had worked for and wholly believed in the ability of organized labour to stand against war now saw the major social democratic parties of Germany, France, and England rush to the defense of their fatherlands. Worker solidarity had proved an impotent myth. Rosa Luxemburg had for years warned against the stultifying effects of the overly bureaucratized German Social Democratic Party and the anti-revolutionary tendencies of the trade unions that played such a large role in the party's policy decisions. She spent much of the war in jail, where she wrote and then smuggled this pamphlet. Published under the name "Junius," the pamphlet became the guiding statement for the International Group, which became the Spartacus League.
"Ole Boy" Memoirs of a Canadian Labour leader J.K. Bell Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992
Rank and File Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 Published: 1974 A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
Pay Cheques & Picket Lines All About Unions in Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 A children's book which explains what unions are, how they came to be, and why they exist.
Strike! The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 Published: 1997 A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
Pain on Their Faces Testimonies on the Paper Mill Strike, Jay, Manie, 1987-1988 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998
At the Lenin Shipyards Poland and the Rise of the Solidarity Trade Union Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 A first-hand account of the rise of the Solidarity trade union in Poland.
Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 Carroll looks at the accumulation of capital in Canada since the Second World War. Most of the book is devoted to tracing actual patterns of corporate ownership and intercorporate relationships.
The Seven Laws of Money Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 A book that tells you how to live with money; how to get it, care for it, forget about it.
Out of Control Canada in an Unstable Financial World Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999
Investor Beware Investigating Investments & Scams Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988
Community economic development in rural Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1983 A guide to developing a self-reliant process of asking the right questions in creating community-based employment in small, non-urban communities across Canada.
The Enemy of Nature The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? Resource Type: Book First Published: 2002 Published: 2007 We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the destruction of community -- are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem.
Living with the Land Communities Restoring the Earth Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
The Cost of Living Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999 Roy takes on two of the great illusions of India's progress: the massive dam projects that have displaced millions, and the development of India's nuclear weapons. Roy peels away the mask of democracy and prosperity to show the true costs hidden beneath.
Electric Rivers The Story of the James Bay Project Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991
Cooperation at Work The Mondragon Experience Resource Type: Book First Published: 1983 A guide to work co-operatives, based on the experience of the Mondragon group of co-operatives in Spain.
Worker Cooperatives in America Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984 A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.
Worker Co-operatives: An Introduction Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1986 Inactive/Defunct Organization Schnack and Jackson introduce worker co-operatives to a broad constituency of the unemployed, underemployed, precarious workers, community organizations, women's groups, and church members. This is a practical guide that avoids the larger policy and philosophical debates about worker co-operatives.
The Canadian Left A Critical Analysis Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 The main focus of the book is the emergence and development of Canadian socialist thought. Penner examines the origins of the Communist Party of Canada and its ideological base and the beginings and development of the CCF-NDP.
Rebels, Reds, Radicals Rethinking Canada's Left History Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 McKay looks at the history of the left in Canada as a series of experiments in "living otherwsie" -- efforts to work out ways of life and throught strategically opposed to the prevailing liberal-capitalist order.
Voyages To Utopia From Monastery to Commune - The Search for the Perfect Society in Modern Times Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 The story of William McCord's exploration of utopian communities, both in person and through literature.
Build It Now Socialism for the Twenty-First Century Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 Influenced by the dramatic proeesses unfolding in Venezuela, Lebowitz re-imagines a socialism for the twenty-first century that places workers and popular communities at the centre of the project.
Communes USA A Personal Tour Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 An account of a variety of communes in the United States.
Communes in America The Place Just Right Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 Traces the history of collective settlements in the United States and compares their organization and purpose with the communes of today.
Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America Nineteenth-Century America Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 A look at original approaches to sex and marraige in the utopian communities of nineteenth-century America. Many of these communities abolished monogamy and individualism and sought ways of dealing with the sexual life of the group as a whole.
The Youth Communes Resource Type: Book First Published: 1970 A short survey of American youth communes of the late 1960s.
Marx-Engels Chronicle, The A Day-by-Day Chronology of Marx and Engels' Life and Activity. Vol. 1 of the Marx-Engels Cyclopedia Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985
Marx-Engels Glossary, The Glossary to the Chronicle & Register, & Index to the Glossary. Vol. 2 of the Marx-Engels Cyclopedia Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986
Marx-Engels Register, The A Complete Bibliography of Marx Engels' Individual Writings. Vol. 3 of the Marx-Engels Cyclopedia Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 The Marx-Engels Register contains a detailed bibliographical listing of all the individual writings of Marx and Engels. Each entry in the Register gives all the basic data about a given work: English-language title, language of the original text, original-language title (if not English), date and circumstances of writing, date and circumstances of publication, reprints or republications of the original text, etc. The volume alsp provides "Sources and Translations" lists and some appendiices. An inclusive title index provides access to the Register by title alone.
Main Currents of Marxism Volume 2: The Golden Age Resource Type: Book First Published: 1978 Kolakowski examines the theories of the leading Marxists, and the controversies between them, in the era of the Second International.
Main Currents of Marxism Volume 1: The Founders Resource Type: Book First Published: 1978 Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
Main Currents of Marxism Volume 3: The Breakdown Resource Type: Book First Published: 1978 Kolakowski examines the origins and development of Stalinism, as well as the contributions of Trotsky, Gramsci, Lukacs, Marcuse, and others, and traces developments in Marxism it period after the Second World War.
Why Marx Was Right Resource Type: Book First Published: 2011 Eagleton takes common objections to Marxism and demonstrates how and why they are wrong.
Beyond Capital (Second Edition) Marx's Political Economy of the Working Class Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 Published: 2003 A completely reworked edition of his classic volume, Michael Lebowitz's Beyond Capital explores one of the great debates among Marx scholars, that of the implications of Marx's uncompleted works. Lebowitz focuses on the side of the workers, which, he argues, was not developed in Marx's Das Kapital and which was to be the subject of Marx's intended book on wage-labour. Beyond Capital criticizes the one-sidedness of much of Marxist thought and argues that Marx's political economy of the working class and the way in which human beings produce themselves through their struggles are central for going beyond capital.
Dialectic and History An Introduction Resource Type: Book First Published: 1947 A pamphlet extracted from james' essay Dialcetical Materialism and the Fate of Humanity, originally published in 1947.
Rosa Luxemburg A Life Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 A biography of the Marxist revolutionary.
Rosa Luxemburg Resource Type: Book First Published: 1939 Published: 1972 A biography of Rosa Luxemburg written by a German revolutionary who worked with Luxemburg in the Spartacist organization.
Rosa Luxemburg Abridged Edition Resource Type: Book First Published: 1966 Published: 1969 A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
Rosa Luxemburg Selected Political Writings Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
Rosa Luxemburg Speaks Resource Type: Book Published: 1970 A selection of speeches and writings by Rosa Luxemburg.
American Communism and Soviet Russia The Formative Period Resource Type: Book First Published: 1960 Published: 1986 A history of the formative peirod of the American Communist Party.
A Life on the Jewish Left An Immigrant's Experience Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 Biderman was a leader of the Labour League and the United Jewish Peoples Order, Communist-led organizations whose members were unted by progressive ideals and a love of Yiddish culture.
She never was afraid The biography of Annie Buller Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976 The story of Annie Buller, a Canadian trade union activist and Communist.
The National Question Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg Resource Type: Book Published: 1976 In her penetrating analysis of nationalism, Rosa Luxemburg argues that the formula of "the right of nations to self-determination" is essentially not a political or programmatic guide to the nationality question, but only a means of avoiding that question.
From Prince to Rebel Peter Kropotkin Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 A bigraphy of the anarchist intellectual Peter Kropotkin.
Behind Closed Doors How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System... And Ended Up Richer Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 A stinging indictment of Canada's tax system and the people who shape it.
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada and developing nations who are struggling against austerity measures.
Recolonization or Liberation The Bonds of Structural Adjustment and Struggles for Emancipation Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, structural adjustment is the goal of the economic and social programs which they impose upon indebted Third World governments. This booklet examines Structural Adjustment Programs from the perspective of those who are made to bear the burden of 'adjustment' in countries around the world. It shows how not only nations of the Third World, but also Canada and Eastern Europe, are being subjected to structural adjustment.
Dilemmas of Domination The Unmaking of the American Empire Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
People, Resources and Power Critical Perspectives on Underdevelopment and Primary Industries in the Atlantic Region. Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 This book is about resources and the reasons why the working people of the Atlantic region have derived so little benefit from the natural wealth which surrounds them.
Restructuring and Resistance Perspectives from Atlantic Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Seeks to answer two questions: Will the Atlantic region further marginalise to the point of an eventual elimination of the rural economy of small producers and the social system underlying this economy? And can any alternatives be found to the capitalist approach through the resistance and restructuring approach?
What Difference Could a Revolution Make? Food and Farming in The New Nicarauga Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 Published: 1983 Reports on the dramatic changes brought by the first three years of the Sandinista revolution.
Coal in our Blood 200 Years of coal mining in Nova Scotia's Pictou County Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992
Lament for an Ocean The Collapse of the Atlantic Cod Fishery: A True Crime Story Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 Harris's account of why and how the northern cod was taken to the brink of extinction in little more than thirty years.
The Real Pushers A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Drug Industry Resource Type: Book Published: 1984
The Privatization Putsch Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 According to Hardin, privatization is the expression of the ideology of a right wing, corporate agenda: business wants to gets its hands on public funds and politicians are more than willing to hand over publicly owned enterprises and public services to business friends, nearly always on terms that are immensely favourable to the corporations involved.
The Big Nickel Inco at home and abroad Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 An account of the economic power of the world's largest producer of nickel, how it operates in Canada and the Third World, and its human consequences. The Big Nickel also looks at the resistance to the corporation, and the union-busting, attacks by company goons, and successful organizing drives.
Life, Money & Illusion Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example of Kerela, India, Nickerson shows how a society by working together can become car-free, religious and bigotry free, have a high level of health care and literacy and be able to sustain itself on a fraction of the money on which we depend.
From the Roots Up Economic Development as if Community Mattered Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986
Small is Beautiful A Study of Economics as if People Mattered Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
The necessary revolution Working together to create a sustainable world Resource Type: Book First Published: 2008 Published: 2010 Originally published in 2008 as: The necessary revolution: how individuals and organizations are working together to create a sustainable world.
Ties That Bind Canada and the Third World Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982
Falling Behind The State of Working Canada, 2000 Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 An accessible collation of data and analysis, analyzed from a progressive perspective, about the social and economic realities of working people in Canada.
Shooting the Hippo Death by Deficit and Other Canadian Myths Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995 An examination of how economic policies systematically favour the interests of the rich while pretending to be for the common good.
The Smug Minority Resource Type: Book First Published: 1968 This book is about freedom -- and the lack of it -- in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil, freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. Berton maintains that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom.
The Art of Negotiating Psychological Strategies for Gaining Advantageous Bargains Resource Type: Book First Published: 1968 Negotiation cannot be considered a game accord to Nierenberg; everyone must win. If participants were to try to co-operate instead of compete, they would be more likely to reach a lasting, mutually beneficial solution.
Women Unite An Anthology of the Canadian Women's Movement Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 An anthology doucmenting the Canadian women's movement of the late 1906s and early 1970s.
Libel A Handbook for Canadian publishers, Editors and Writers Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987
Up Against City Hall Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 John Sewell describes his early life and explains how he accidentally got involved in politics. He tells of his experiences in Trefann Court, and how this opened his eyes to the realities of civic politics, and gives behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the major battles at City Hall.
Fighting Back Urban Renewal in Trefann Court Resource Type: Book Published: 1972
Toronto For Sale: the Destruction of a City Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972 An account of how the Toronto City Council rezoned land to maximize land densities, favoring the interests of private developers over the public in the 1970s.
The Trouble With Co-ops Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 The story of a pioneer co-operative housing project in downtown Toronto: Down Area Co-operative Homes, inc. (DACHI).
The Shape of the City Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 John Sewell traces in urban planning from pre-Depression garden cities to postwar modernism and a revival of interest in the streetscape grid.
Alternative Americas An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982
The RCMP vs. the People Inside Canada's Security Service Resource Type: Book First Published: 1979 An examination of the RCMP's Security Service and its abuses of power.
The Socialist Register 1988 Problems of Socialist Renewal: East & West Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1988 An examination of the prospects for socialism written shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union.
The Socialist Register 1990 The Retreat of the Intellectuals Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1990 Essays on the retreat away from socialism and Marxism by Left or formerly Left intellectuals.
Exterminism and Cold War Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 15 articles on the issues of the arms race and the threat of nuclear war, the Cold War and the peace movemennts.
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 Published: 1982 Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Author of Capital and Theorist of "Revolution in Permanence."
The Marxian Legacy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 Published: 1979 Working within the Marxian legacy, Howard poses is problems across the fields of philosophy, sociology, political science and history.
Case Critical The Dilemma of Social Work in Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987
An Unauthorized Biography of the World Oral History on the Front Lines Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New York City, Cleveland, Israel, and other places. Riordon's concept is about telling stories, celebrating diversity, and making connections between people.
The Everyday Activist 365 Ways to Change the World Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a difference to your community and in the wider world.
An Action a Day Keeps Global Capitalism Away Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004
Race Against Time Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 Published: 2006 This book is a compilation of the 2005 Massey Lectures on the topic of the Millennium Development Goals, with a special focus on AIDS in Africa. Lewis' lectures are personal and passionate in their denunciation of the international community's response to the AIDS pandemic and poverty in Africa.
The Activist's Almanac The Concerned Citizen's Guide to the Leading Advocacy Organizations in America Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993
New Age Business Community Corporations That Work Resource Type: Book Published: 1986
Pragmatics Of Community Organization - First Edition Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 Information on how to plan action, how to organize meetings, how to train participants for action, how to negotiate, and how to end a particular exercise in community organization.
Fighting for Hope Organizing to Realize Our Dreams Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Detailed information and advice on how to organize a group for social change.
What a Way to Run a Railroad An Analysis of Radical Failure Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 How can the high failure rate of radical projects, in the media and elsewhere, be understood? This book analyses the reasons why many of the key organisations and projects in this sector, which grew up durin the 1970s boom in cultural politics, either collapsed or moved into a state of permanent crisis. In attempting to come to terms with this 'history of failure' the key concepts of this movement -- collectivity, internal democracy, participation -- are critically re-examined, and an argument is presented as to how and why radical projects also need to redefine their priorities and take on board questions of efficiency, financial control and marketing if they are to survive.
Social Determinants of Health Canadian Perspectives Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
Reckless Abandon Canada, the GATS and the future of Health Care Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001
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?"
Unsafe Practices Restructuring and Privatization in Ontario Health Care Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 Describes the process of healthcare privatization and its negative impact in Ontario.
A Gentle Death Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Explores the moral and legal implications of euthanasia. Offers advice on working with doctors and other health-care professionals, dealing with unresolved personal conflicts, involving family members and friends in the decision-making process, and coping with legal realities.
Dying for Care Hospice Care or Euthanasia Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992
Betrayal of Trust The Collapse of Global Public Health Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
End of the Line Inside Canada's Nursing Homes Resource Type: Book Published: 1989
Poverty and Policy in Canada Implications for Health and Qualityof Life Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007 Raphael writes with authority on the problem of inequality and poverty in Canada. Income variability has increased while social assistance and minimum wages have not kept people up.
Women Against Censorship Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 Essays which argue that women have nothing to gain by allying themselves with anti-feminist forces and mainstream politicians. The contributors say that censorhip will be used against feminists who seek deep and permanent changes in the status quo.
The Secret Museum Pornography in Modern Culture Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 Kendrick looks at the idea of pornography since the word was coined a century and a half ago, concentrating less on the books and pictures that have instigated battles over "pornography" than on what people thought and felt about them.
Pornography in a Free Society Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 An examination of public policy debates about pornography in the United States in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Spirit of the Wolf The Environment and Canada's Future: Volume 1 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991
McLuhan's Children The Greenpeace Message and the Media Resource Type: Book First Published: 1996 Looks at Greenpeace's rise to global prominence through its savvy use of mass media. Traces the evolution of Greenpeace's relations with the media.
Get a Life! How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995 Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
Poisons in Public Case Studies of Environmental Pollution in Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1980
Global Warming The Greenpeace Report Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990
The Run of the River Portraits of Eleven British Columbia Rivers Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992
Fresh Water Seas Saving the Great Lakes Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990
Cointelpro The FBI's Secret War on Political Freedom Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Expanded Election Edition) The Truth about Corporate Cons, Globalizaton, and High-Finance Fraudsters Resource Type: Book First Published: 2002 Published: 2004 Included here are Palast's exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.
Hanging in Canada A Concise History of a Controversial Topic Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 Published: 1982
An Execution in the Family One Son's Journey Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 A memoir by the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
In Russian and French Prisons Resource Type: Book First Published: 1906 Published: 1991 Kropotkin's criticism of the penal system, and an inside look into the horrors and realities of what life in prison entails.
Pensions Under Attack What's behind the push to privatize public pensions Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001 Townson discusses the forces behind the drive to privatize public pensions and its impact on the financial security of seniors. In doing so, she traces a history from Pinochet's Chile to Thatcher's Great Britain to critique Canada's move toward privatization.
Skills Mania Snake Oil in Our Schools? Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 Davis argues that the purpose of education should not be primarily that of teaching skills useful in the job market.
But It's Only a Tool! The Politics of Technology and Education Reform Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001
To Change This House Popular Education Under the Sandinistas Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 An account of how popular education transformed all aspects of life in Nicaragua following Somoza's overthrow in 1979. Throu8gh interviews, photographs, and analysis, Barndt explores the collective, participatory, critical way of learning that connects education to experience and seeks out the structural and historical causes of social problems.
Chomsky on MisEducation Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
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.
Class Warfare The Assault on Canada's School Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 The authors show that the attack on schools has been mounted by representatives of big business who stand to make a fortune by privatizing education, aided by the religious right, who want to control what is taught -- and not taught -- in our schools.
Three Cups of Tea One Man's Mission To Promote Peace ... One School At A Time Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006
Roots of Empathy Changing the World Child by Child Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007 Roots of Empathy looks at eliminating crime and changing the world by starting with a compassionate environment for children.
The Long Haul An autobiography Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Published: 1991 Myles Horton tells the story of the Highlander Folk School. A major catalyst for social change in the United States for over sixty years, this school has touched the lives of so many people, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
We Make the Road By Walking Conversations on education and social change Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Horton, the founder of the Highlander Folk School, and Freire, a Brazilian education leader, are from two different backgrounds, but their shared views on the use of participatory education in bringing about social change are the basis for this thought-provoking book.
Democracy is in the Streets From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 A thoughtful and evocative history of the American New Left in the 1960's, looking critically but sympathetically at the struggles and passions of that period.
Rochdale The Runaway Collage Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's seven-year rise and fall.
The History of Canadian Business 1867-1914 Volume I - The Banks and Finance Capital Resource Type: Book First Published: 1975 A comprehensive history of Canadian business and a detailed account of the development of commerce and industry in the formative period from Confederation to the first World War. In Volume 1 on the banks and finance capital, the story of the growth of the Canadian chartered banking system is told in detail. Included is an analysis of the many bank failures, and an explanation of the techniques used successfully by the largest chartered banks to dominate banking and finance in the new confederation. Several chapters deal with hitherto unrecorded facets of the development of the financial system of Canada, the major financial institutions and the types of operations they financed.
The History of Canadian Business 1867-1914 Volume II - Industrial Development Resource Type: Book First Published: 1975 This comprehensive two-volume history of Canadian business is a detailed account of the development of commerce and industry in the formative period from Confederation to the first World War. Volume II deals mainly with the develpment of manufacturing and industry. The rapid growth of foreign branch plants which followed the National Policy is examined in detail, as are business assistance measures like patent laws, tariffs, government subsidies and municipal 'bonusing'. Naylor offers detailed accountes of the rise of big businesses through the formation of cartels and mergers assembled out of smaller independent operations.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade Resource Type: Book First Published: 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.
Facing the Facts A Guide to the GATS debate Resource Type: Book First Published: 2002
The Slave Trade The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses.
Global Showdown How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001 Documents the new forces of resistance and invitates readers to join the struggle for alternatives.
The World Trade Organization A Citizen's Guide Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999 Shrybman argues that the WTO not only aggravates envrionmental and social problems, but takes away the tools that governments need to address them.
Free Trade and the New Right Agenda Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 A useful snapshot of the 'free trade' debate at the time of the 1988 Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
Continentalizing Canadian Telecommunications The Politics of Regional Reform Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 The issues behind privatization policies and telecommunications policies are looked at through a glass of drifting continentalism
Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 In a public system, television producers acquire money to make programmes. In a commercial system they make programmes to acquire money. However simple, this little epigram articulates the divergence of basic principles, the different philosophical assumptions, on which broadcasting is built.
Not a Sentimental Journey What's Behind the VIA Rail Cuts, What YOU Can Do About It Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 A response to the attack on passenger rail service in Canada.
Body Invaders Panic Sex in America Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987
Dancing in the Streets A History of Collective Joy Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 Published: 2007 An account of the toll that depression has taken on European and North American health since the 18th century.
Remembering the Don A Rare Record of Earlier Times Within the Don River Valley Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 Memories of Toronto's Don River in days gone by.
Class Warfare Interviews with David Barsamian Resource Type: Book First Published: 1996
Keeping the Rabble in Line Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Speaking and Language Defence of Poetry Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971 Published: 1972 Goodman writes, "I do not think there can be a rule for the appropriate use of formal or vernacular language...The best is to try for a vernacular that molds itself to what is going on and to use it critically".
Legacy The Natural History of Ontario Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989
Special Places The Changing Ecosystems of the Toronto Region Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999 Special Places explores the changing ecosystem of the Toronto area over the past century, looking at the environmental conditions that influence the whol region and at the surprising range of plants and animals you can find in many of its natural spaces.
The Brain That Changes Itself Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007 Doidge explains neuroplasticity and shows that the brain is not a collection of specialized parts but a dynamic organ and can rewire and rearrange itself as the need arises.
Critical Paths Organizing on health Issues in the community Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989
Muscle & Blood The Massive, Hidden Agony of Industrial Slaughter in America Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974
Going Crazy The Radical Therapy of R.D. Laing and Others Resource Type: Book First Published: 1972
In the Sleep Room The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988
The No-Nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 This book gives an overview of the origins of HIV, the ways in which it spreads, the profits made by drug companies, women's special vulnerability and the positive action being taken by people and communities to fight back.
Mirage of Health Utopias, Progress, and Biological Change Resource Type: Book First Published: 1959 Published: 1979
The Design of Everyday Things Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 A book about the problems of design and how good design can overcome the frustrations of everyday things.
The Poverty of Power Energy and the Economic Crisis Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976 Commoner argues that the environmental, energy, and economic crises are interconnected. The industries that use the most energy have the highest negative impact on the environment; the focus on non-renewable resources as sources of energy means those resources are growing scarce, thus pushing up the price of energy and hurting the economy. These problems can ultimately be addressed only by replacing capitalism with socialism.
Cut and Run The Assault on Canada's Forests Resource Type: Book First Published: 1983 Examines the crisis in Canada's forest industry and the reasons for the crisis.
Turtle Talk Voices for a Sustainable Future Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 A collection of interviews with activists who offer insights into the crisis of the industrial world, and into what might be done to redirect society upon an organic, regenerative, sustainable course.
The Canadian Green Consumer Guide How You Can Help Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 Published: 1989 A guide to responsible shopping that won't cost the earth.
Home & Family Guide Practical Action for the Environment Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989
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.
Money isn't Everything A Survival Manual for Non-Profit Organizations Resource Type: Book First Published: 1977 Addresses the problems affecting non-profit groups today, providing examples and practical solutions.
The Phone Book Working at the Bell Resource Type: Book First Published: 1979 An account centered on Kueyks three years working for the phone company.
The Art of Cause Marketing How to use advertising to change personal behavior and public policy Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 How to craft a powerful public service campaign
The Supermarket Tour A Handbook for Education and Action Resource Type: Book First Published: 1978 Published: 1990 A handbook for action on food issues in Canada which guides people through the store and gives summaries of many of the products on the shelves.
Marketing Mirage How To Make It A Reality Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987
Getting Publicity A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Small Business and Non-Profit Groups Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Step-by-step instructions illustrate what it takes to attract media attention to any enterprise.
TV PR How To Promote Yourself, Your Product, Your Service or Your Organization on Television Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987
Expose Yourself Using the Power of Public Relations to Promote Your Business and Yourself Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 A hands-on, practical book that gets down to the details of doing promotion.
The Makeover Book 101 Design Solutions for Desktop Publishing Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989
Culture of Complaint The Fraying of America Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasant realities in abstraction or sugar, is so perfectly endemic that we expect nothing else.
About Looking Resource Type: Book First Published: 1980 A collection of essays covering a wide range of topics from photographs and media, to zoos and forests, grouped around the theme of how people look at things.
Sex-Pol Essays 1929-1934 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1934 Published: 1972 Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, outlining his thoughts about sexual and political liberation.
Film as a Subversive Art Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
Another Way of Telling Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 Published: 1995 Everyone in the world is familiar with photographs. And yet what is a photograph? What do photographs mean? How can they be used?
Framing the West Race, Gender and the Photographic Frontier in the Pacific Northwest Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 Examines a wide range of photographic forms and the purposes to which they were put.
Rise Up Singing Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 There was a time when singing was a part of everyday life. Rise Up Singing was compiled to help bring song back into our lives, and especially to bring singing more strongly into the movement for social change.
Woodstock The Oral History Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989
God's Spies Stories in Defiance of Oppression Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999 Short stories on the theme of resistance to oppression.
Letters of Insurgents Resource Type: Book Published: 1976 A fictional exchange of letters between people grappling with the question of what the struggle for freedom means in the West and in thecountries of the Soviet bloc. A gripping discussion of the issues of social change and liberation as they affect real
Eight Men Speak And Other Plays from the Canadian Workers' Theatre Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976 Eight plays presented by the Canadian Worker's Theatre in the 1930s.
First Contract Women and the Fight to Unionize Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986 Looks at the "personal side" of the struggle of working women to organize themselves into unions and win first contracts.
Nineteen Eighty-Four Resource Type: Book First Published: 1949 George Orwell's classic dystopian novel.
The Ecology of Freedom The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 Published: 2005 Bookchin's synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, constantly pointing the way to a sane, sustainable ecological future.
The People's Chronology A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 Published: 1994
A Short History of Progress Resource Type: Book First Published: 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.
Mirrors Stories of Almost Everyone Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009
Traditional Peoples Today Continuity and Change in the Modern World Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Volume 5 of The Illustrated History of Humankind. Essays on the peoples and cultures of existing traditional societies.
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous stages, from the Roman occupation and the decline of Temple authority, through to the Zionist settlement of Palestine in the twentieth century.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air The Experience of Modernity Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 Published: 1988 Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical idealism and a complex, bureaucratic materialism.
World View 1983 An Economic and Geopolitical Yearbook Resource Type: Book Published: 1982
Dark Age Ahead Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
The Great War and Canadian Society An Oral History Resource Type: Book First Published: 1978 Recollections of Canadian men and women who lived thorugh the First World War and recall life in the trenches and on the homefront.
Customs in Common Studies in Traditional Popular Culture Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 Published: 1993 The companion to E.P. Thompson's landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class, Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working-class institutions emerged in England a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into Victorian times. Thompson investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century.
The Lost Revolution Germany 1918 to 1923 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 Published: 2008 Without an understanding of the defeat of the revolution in post-World War I Germany, the great barbarisms that swept Europe in the 1930s cannot be understood. Here, Chris Harman unearths the history of the lost revolution, and reveals its lessons for the future struggles for a better world.
The Nazi Seizure of Power The Experience of a Single German Town Resource Type: Book Published: 1965 A study of how the Nazi takeover took place in one German town.
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.
An Opposing Man The Autobiography of a Romantic Revolutionary Resource Type: Book First Published: 1969 Published: 1974 The memoirs on Ernst Fischer, a socialist literary and art critic.
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.
Obsolete Communism The Left-Wing Alternative Resource Type: Book First Published: 1968 Published: 1969 An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.
Infidel Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007 Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali woman who escaped a forced marriage and moved to the Netherlands, where she became a spokeswoman for Muslim women's rights. She tells the story of how her experiences led her to question her faith.
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 Former U.S. President Carter calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians 'apartheid' and identifies continuing Israeli control of the occupied territories as the primary obstacle to peace.
Our Harsh Logic Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2010-2010 Resource Type: Book First Published: 2012 Testimonies from more than 100 soldiers detailing the viciousness of Israel's military in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Weapons of Mass Persuasion Marketing the War Against Iraq Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant media.
American Power and the New Mandarins Resource Type: Book First Published: 1969 Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the American imperial project.
The Scramble for Africa White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 Published: 2003 Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroism and reputations for statemanlike vision, to reveal them as men with bloated and often vicious egos.
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971 A well documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian.
1491 New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
American Holocaust Columbus and the Conquest of the New World Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 For four hundred years -- from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s -- the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere may have declined by as many as 100 million people.
The Conquest of Paradise Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 Published: 1991 Dispels the myths surrounding the journey of Christopher Columbus, with new translations of historical documents that reveal the European motivations for exploration. Demonstrates how European practices of environmental exploitation transformed the New World and all but destroyed the native cultures.
Occupied Canada Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 An autobiography of Robert Calihoo, a native Canadian activist who struggled to regain the reserve that his father had sold out to the Canadian government.
The Only Good Indian Essays by Canadian Indians Resource Type: Book Published: 1970 The authors of this book are native people, mostly young, from coast to coast in Canada. They are thoughtful, angry, poetic, full of a generous passion to improve their lives.
Canada: A People's History Volume Two Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001 Published: 2002 Canadian history from the 1870s to the 1990s.
The Fight for Canada Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "That fight for Canada continues to this day," says David Orchard.
When the Work's All Done This Fall The Settling of the Land Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 Excerpts from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writings that touch on Canadian agriculture.
I Have Lived Here Since the World Began An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People Resource Type: Book First Published: 1996 Ray shows that Native culture played an important -- and largely unrecognized -- part in Canada's economic development. Rather than being "civilized" by European explorers, the indigenous people were already accomplished traders, artisans, farmers and hunters.
Ten Lost Years 1929 - 1939 Memories of Canadians Who Survived the Depression Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 An oral history of the Great Depression in Canada.
The Un-Canadians Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 Details the blacklisting which took place in Canada during the Cold War years.
Underground Times Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
Canada's 1960s The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era Resource Type: Book First Published: 2008 A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canadas student and anti-war movements, the rise of womens liberation, labour agitation, and Quebecs independence movement.
Derailed The Betrayal of the National Dream Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994
Slumming It At the Rodeo The Cultural Roots of Canada's Right-Wing Revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 Are the Federal Reform Party's Manning, Ontario's Harris and Alberta's Klein the struttin' cowboy champions of direct democracy? Or just sell- outs to the private sector? Laird tackles these questions.
The Unmaking of Canada The Hidden Theme in Canadian History since 1945 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 This book searches for the roots of the many-sided crisis faced by Canada in the 1990s, and finds them in the post-war history of the country. In the authors' view, the hidden theme in Canadian history in the post-World War II decades has been the "unmaking" of Canada.
Pictures Bring Us Messages Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.
Aboriginal Ontario Historical Perspectives on the First Nations Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
Alien Invasion How the Harris Tories Mismanaged Ontario Resource Type: Book First Published: 2001 An examination of the devasting results of seven years of social and economic destruction inflicted the by the right-wing fanatics who ruled Ontario under the premiership of Mike Harris.
A People's History of Prince Edward Island Resource Type: Book First Published: 1976 The history of Prince Edward from a people's perspective, looking at how tenant farmers, independent merchants, fishermen, workers, and farmers fought ti improve their conditions and improve their society.
The History of Costa Rica Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 Published: 2007 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."
The Mackenzie - Papineau Battalion Canadian Participation in the Spanish Civil War Resource Type: Book Published: 1969 The story of over twelve hundred Canadians who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.
A People's History of the United States 1492 - Present Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995 Published: 2003 Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
The Sixties Years of Hope, Days of Rage Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical context.
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The Best of The Nation Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 An anthology of articles from The Nation.
Imperial Crusades Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to overthrow unruly regimes in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan under the pretext of humanitarian intervention. Imperial Crusades chronicles the lies that are now returning almost daily to haunt the liars in Washington and London, the secret agendas and the under-reported carnage of these wars.
What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramatically shifted from the class animus of traditional leftism to one in which "explosive" cultural issues, such as abortion and gay marriage, are used to redirect anger towards "liberal elites."
Commonwealth of Thieves The Improbable Birth of Australia Resource Type: Book First Published: 2005 Published: 2006 A history of the first four years of the convict settlement in Australia, examining the interplay of soldiers, convicts, and Aborigines.
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