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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.
  • 020.'9711    
  • 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.
  • 025.2'73067-dc20    
  • Libraries, Erotica & Pornography
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  • 027    
  • 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.
  • 027.50971    
  • Citizen's Guide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
  • 028'.09    
  • A History of Reading
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    An exploration of what it means to be a reader of books.
  • 061.3    
  • Networking
    The First Report and Directory

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
    Directory and description/analysis of networking.
  • 070.4    
  • Spinwars
    Politics and New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
  • 070.43    
  • Raising Hell
    A Citizen's Guide to the Fine Art of Investigation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  • 070.449    
  • The Muckraker's Manual
    How To Do Your Own Investigative Reporting

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    The skills of investigative reporting described for non-journalists.
  • 070.5    
  • How-to-Make Big Profits Publishing City & Regional Books
    A Guide for Entrepreneurs, Writers and Publishers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  • 070.5    
  • 101 Ways To Market Your Books For Publishers and Authors
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988   Published: 1989
    Advice for book publishers and authors about how to market their books.
  • 070.5    
  • 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  • 070.5'0321    
  • 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
  • 070.5'93068'8    
  • Marketing Your Books
    A Collection of Profit-Making Ideas for Authors and Publishers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  • 071'.1'09    
  • 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.
  • 071.'1    
  • 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.
  • 071.3    
  • 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.
  • 102    
  • Sceptical Essays
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1960
  • 102    
  • 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.
  • 121    
  • Problems of Knowledge and Freedom
    The Russell Lectures

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971   Published: 1972
    These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics.
  • 121'.6-dc22    
  • 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.
  • 123F693    
  • Escape from Freedom
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1941   Published: 1965
  • 141.30973    
  • 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.
  • 142.7    
  • Marxism and Philosophy 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1923   Published: 1970
  • 142.7    
  • 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."
  • 142.7    
  • The Phenomenology of Mind 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1807
    The birthplace and essence of Hegel's dialectic.
  • 148M162    
  • An Essay on Liberation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
  • 150.195    
  • 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.
  • 150.1962    
  • Five Lectures
    Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Utopia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
  • 150.1982    
  • 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.
  • 150.92    
  • 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.
  • 152.14    
  • 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.
  • 152.4    
  • 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.
  • 153.3'5    
  • Creative Growth Games
    75 Fascinating games to expand your imagination

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977   Published: 1978
  • 155.633    
  • Woman's Estate
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966   Published: 1976
    Juliet Mitchell defines the specific areas of women's oppression and describes current attempts to break the pattern of repression imposed on all women.
  • 155.93    
  • The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  • 158.20971    
  • Helping You Helps Me
    A Guide Book for Self-Help Groups

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  • 174.2    
  • Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976   Published: 1977
  • 174.9092    
  • Major Universal Problems of Living
    A New Approach to Information

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1936
  • 179'.3    
  • 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
  • 191.09046    
  • Steal This Book
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
  • 193    
  • Critical Theory
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1972
    Essays by the founder of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt.
  • 193.09044    
  • Dialectic of Enlightenment
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1944   Published: 1969
    A study of modern culture by two members of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt (The Frankfurt School).
  • 232.44    
  • When Freedoms Collide
    The Case for Civil Liberties

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Civil liberties are proclaimed as important in our society, but in reality they are under constant attack.
  • 2528    
  • Hamilton El Salvador Solidarity Committee
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  • 261.8    
  • Canadian Churches and Social Justice
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  • 261.8'7'0971    
  • Canadian Churches and Foreign Policy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    In the years after 1970, Canadian churches have engaged in international affairs in new ways. This book offers first-hand accounts by people actively involved in developing this new role.
  • 261.873    
  • Peace is Possible
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  • 271.064'8    
  • Imagine Democracy 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
  • 291.1'78366    
  • Population Growth, Resource Consumption, and the Environment
    Seeking a Common Vision for a Troubled World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    This work looks at the problem of overpoplulation and the environment.
  • 301    
  • Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    See also CX3147.
  • 301    
  • 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?
  • 301.183    
  • How to Make Meetings Work
    The New Interaction Method

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
  • 301.2    
  • 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."
  • 301.23    
  • Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  • 301.23    
  • Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
    Resource Type: Book
  • 301.31    
  • 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.
  • 301.31    
  • Only One Earth
    The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  • 301.34    
  • Citizens Participate - An Action Guide for Public Issues.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  • 301.36    
  • 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.
  • 301.412    
  • Through the Glass Clearly
    Canadian Women's Education, Work, and Sexuality

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  • 301.43'15    
  • Escape from Childhood
    The Needs and Rights of Children

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    A book about young people and their place, or lack of place in society today. It is about the institution of modern childhood, the attitudes, customs and laws that define children and locate children in life and determine to a large degree what their lives are like and how we, their elders, treat them.
  • 301.44'42'0942    
  • 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.
  • 301.44'42'0973    
  • 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.
  • 301.44'46    
  • Between Labor and Capital
    The Professional/Managerial Class

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    Essays on those between the working class and the capitalist class: technicians, managers, administrators, professionals, service workers, sicentists.
  • 301.44/43    
  • The English Peasantry in the Later Middle Ages
    The Ford Lectures for 1973 and Related Studies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    Investigates the question of whether or not peasants might be considered their own social class.
  • 301.4442    
  • False Promises 
    The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  • 301.4442    
  • 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.
  • 301.449    
  • Forced Native Labor in Sixteenth-Century Central America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979   Published: 2009
    Presents a comprehensive investigation of the primary issue of the first century of Spanish American colonization: the massive system of Indian forced labour, ranging from outright slavery to the encomienda, upon which Spanish colonial society rested. This book traces the rupturing of Indian traditions and the fate that befell the Indian people.
  • 301.45    
  • White Racism
    A Psychohistory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970   Published: 1984
    Kovel probes the deep psychological and historical embedments of racism in Western civilization.
  • 301.5"92    
  • 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.
  • 301.5'5    
  • Working in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    This book is a collection of experiences written by workers, or based on interviews with them, about what they do and feel on a day to day basis and what they think needs to be done to change their condition and that of other working people.
  • 301.5'92    
  • 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.
  • 301.5'92    
  • 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.
  • 301.51    
  • 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.
  • 301.6'333    
  • 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.
  • 301.62    
  • 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.
  • 301.632    
  • 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.
  • 301.632    
  • Piecing It Together
    Feminism and Non-Violence

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  • 301.632    
  • Free Ourselves
    Forgotten Goals of the Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    How do we liberate ourselves?
  • 301.6333    
  • 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.
  • 301.6333    
  • 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.
  • 302-23    
  • 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.
  • 302.2    
  • 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.
  • 302.2'345    
  • Perfect Machine
    TV in the nuclear age

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 302.2'4    
  • 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.
  • 302.23    
  • 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.
  • 302.23    
  • 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.
  • 302.23    
  • 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.
  • 302.23    
  • 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.
  • 302.23'0971    
  • 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?
  • 302.23'0973-dc20    
  • 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.
  • 302.23'45    
  • Video The Changing World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  • 302.23-dc20    
  • 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.
  • 302.234    
  • 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."
  • 303.3/72    
  • Rebel Cities
    From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Harvey places cities at the centre of an anti-capitalist resistance, asking how they might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sustainable ways.
  • 303.4'84'0971    
  • 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.
  • 303.4--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 303.48'33    
  • 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.
  • 303.48'4    
  • Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition
    A Toolbox for Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Ideas for organizers.
  • 303.48'409309051    
  • 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.
  • 303.48'5--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 303.48/4097309046    
  • Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power
    Community Organizing in Radical Times

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    The story of some of the most important and little-known activists of the 1960s, in a deeply sourced narrative history.
  • 303.48241    
  • 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.
  • 303.6'1    
  • Nonviolence for Elfin Spirits
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Ross writes: "The title of this book is meant ot convey two things: all elves should learn to be nonviolent, and some nonviolent people should be elves.
  • 303.6'6    
  • How 2 Take an Exam... & Remake the World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
  • 303.6230942309032    
  • In Contempt of All Authority
    Rural Artisans and Riot in the West of England, 1586-1660

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    An examination of the social status of the people who engaged in the food and anti-enclosure riots in late Tudor and early Stuart England and to determine the social and economic conditions which produced the disorders.
  • 304.2    
  • 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.
  • 304.2    
  • 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?"
  • 304.2    
  • 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.
  • 304.2'8    
  • 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.
  • 304.2'8--dc20    
  • 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.
  • 304.8/2    
  • The New Untouchables
    Immigration and the New World Worker

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    This book examines migration as a response to changes in the world economy. Harris shows that despite tighter controls, increasing numbers of workers are moving, whether legally or nor, between countries. Unskilled immigrant workers play a vital role in improving standards of living in the developed world. In turn, the countries from which they have come benefit in a major way from the earnings sent back home. Arguing that few of the fears about immigration are justified, and that increased imigration tends to mean that jobs and incomes expand, this work shows why governments will have to ensure the freedom of people to come and go as they choose.
  • 305    
  • 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.
  • 305.0971    
  • 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.
  • 305.2'3'0971    
  • 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.
  • 305.260971    
  • 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.
  • 305.3/0941    
  • Imperial Leather
    Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race, and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book takes up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence, domesticity and the imperial market, and the gendering of nationalism within the zones of imperial and anti-imperial power.
  • 305.4'0971    
  • 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.
  • 305.4'097285    
  • 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.
  • 305.4/2    
  • Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale (Second Edition)
    Women in the International Division of Labour

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986   Published: 1999
    This now classic book traces the social origins of the sexual division of labor. It gives a history of the related processes of colonization and "housewifization" and extends this analysis to the contemporary new international division of labour and the role that women have to play as the cheapest producers and consumers. This new edition includes a substantial new introduction in which Mies both applies her theory to the new globalized world and answers her critics.
  • 305.42'0971'09045    
  • 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.
  • 305.48'0973    
  • Race, Gender, and Work
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  • 305.5    
  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Class, Caste & Hierarchies 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    Concentrates mainly on the history of social hierarchy in Western civilization, and particularly the struggles of the working class.
  • 305.5'6'0971352    
  • 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.
  • 305.5'67'092--dc20    
  • 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.
  • 305.569'092--dc21    
  • Nickel and Dimed
    On (Not) Getting By In America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them, inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour?
  • 305.8'00971    
  • Seeing Ourselves
    Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  • 305.8'97'0712    
  • As Long as the River Runs
    Hydroelectric Development and Native Communities in Western Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Waldram examines the politics of hydroelectric dam construction in the vast hinterland of the Canadian Northwest, focusing particularly on the negotiations and agreements between the developers and the Native residents.
  • 305.891/62073    
  • How the Irish became White
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    The Irish came to America in the eighteenth century, fleeing a homeland under foreign occupation and a caste system that regarded them as the lowest form of humanity. In the new country – a land of opportunity – they found a very different form of social hierarchy, one that was based on the colour of a person’s skin. Noel Ignatiev tells the story of how the oppressed became the oppressors; how the new Irish immigrants achieved acceptance among an initially hostile population only by proving that they could be more brutal in their oppression of African Americans than the nativists.
  • 305.8`00968    
  • South Africa: The Cordoned Heart
    Essasy by Twenty South African Photographers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  • 305` . 93875 ` 09715    
  • Seafaring Labour
    The Merchant Marine of Atlantic Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Sailors in the transition to industrial capitalism.
  • 306    
  • Women and Class
    Towards a Socialist Feminism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Draper situates the origins of the modern feminist movement in the revolutionary movements of the nineteenth century.
  • 306'0973--dc21    
  • 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.
  • 306'76'6'09 dc20    
  • 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.
  • 306.3    
  • Not for Sale
    Decommodifying Public Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Not for Sale discusses the alternatives presented by local, national, and international struggles to decommodify and democratize as many spheres of life as possible.
  • 306.3    
  • The Dismal Science
    How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
  • 306.344    
  • 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.
  • 306.3615099713    
  • 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.
  • 306.48    
  • The Overworked American
    The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1957   Published: 1993
    This book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year—a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are we—unlike every other industrialized Western nation—repeatedly ”choosing” money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?
  • 306.7    
  • 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.
  • 306.7'66'0972    
  • 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.
  • 306.70973    
  • 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.
  • 306.76    
  • 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.
  • 306.7663    
  • Stepping Out of Line
    A Workbook on Lesbianism and Feminism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  • 306.85'086'64    
  • 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.
  • 307.06    
  • Exploring Your Neighbourhood
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A guide for children to learn more about their neighbourhoods.
  • 307.1'    
  • The Greening of the Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 307.1'216    
  • Local Places In the Age of the Global City 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    The contributors to Local Places look at the complex socialo, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be considered as part of the solution.
  • 307.3362    
  • 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.
  • 307.7'2'0971    
  • 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.
  • 307.76"0973--dc21    
  • 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.
  • 307.76'4'097    
  • 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).
  • 307.76--dc20    
  • 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.
  • 307.760971    
  • The Canadian City
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    Based on the belief that a healthy city life is possible, this volume collects articles, stories and histories about the city and its people, covering aspects such as human and social relations, art and architecture, urban planning, land development, and the greening of the urban environment.
  • 309.2'62    
  • The Double E
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Goodman invokes the guiding principles of ecology and economy in the design of new communities for a new age.
  • 309.213    
  • Connexions Directory of Canadian Organizations for Social Justice 1987
    Volume 10, Number 2-3 - Winter 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987
  • 309.223    
  • In the Name of Progress
    The Underside of Foreign Aid

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  • 309.262    
  • Communitas 
    Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947   Published: 1960
    Visions of urban life.
  • 309.262    
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961
    Jacobs' iconoclastic and brilliant observations on why cities work, and why they don't.
  • 309.262    
  • 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.
  • 310H922    
  • How to Lie With Statistics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1954
    Illustrates how statistics are misused and misunderstood.
  • 320    
  • 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.
  • 320    
  • 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.
  • 320.471    
  • Power To Us All
    Constitution or Social Contract?

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Woodcock calls for a true participatory democracy.
  • 320.5    
  • 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.
  • 320.5'31'092    
  • Maritime Radical
    The Life & Times of Roscoe Fillmore

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  • 320.5'315    
  • 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.
  • 320.5'4    
  • Blood and Belonging
    Journey into the New Nationalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993   Published: 1994
    Essays on nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Quebec, Kurdistan, and Northern Ireland.
  • 320.5'4'0971    
  • 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.
  • 320.5'7'092    
  • Bakunin
    The Philosophy of Freedom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    An attempt to portray Bakunin's political theories in a coherent manner.
  • 320.5/7    
  • Message of a Wise Kabouter
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
  • 320.51'3'0973--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 320.520973    
  • The Rise of the Tea Party
    Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    A socio-political analysis of the Tea Party that probes its history, organizational structure, membership, ideological coherence, and relationship to the mass media.
  • 320.531    
  • Future of Montreal and the MCM
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  • 320.531    
  • 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.
  • 320.531    
  • 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.
  • 320.531    
  • 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.
  • 320.531    
  • Strategies for Urban Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  • 320.531    
  • The Urban Question and Organizing
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
  • 320.531    
  • Why Work?
    Arguments for the Leisure Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    Essays on useless work, useful work, and alternatives to work.
  • 320.531    
  • 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."
  • 320.531 0584    
  • Beyond Social Democracy 
    The City and Urban Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
  • 320.531094    
  • 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?
  • 320.5315    
  • 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.
  • 320.5315    
  • 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.
  • 320.5315    
  • Social Reform or Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1900   Published: 1908
    Rosa Luxemburg's attack on reformism.
  • 320.5315    
  • 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.
  • 320.5315    
  • 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.
  • 320.5315    
  • 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.
  • 320.532    
  • Raids and Reconstructions
    Essays on Politics, Crime, and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    A collection of essays on culture and poltics.
  • 320.5322    
  • 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.
  • 320.5322    
  • 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.
  • 320.5322    
  • The Russian Revolution 
    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.
  • 320.533    
  • 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.
  • 320.5330971    
  • 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.
  • 320.54'095694    
  • A Threat from Within
    A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004   Published: 2005
    Rabkin brings to light continuing Jewish opposition to Zionism, a religious tradition which presents a fundamental challenge to the idea of Israel as a Jewish state.
  • 320.57    
  • 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.
  • 320.5`1    
  • 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.
  • 320.8/5/01    
  • The Politics of Social Ecology
    Libertarian Municipalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    This book presents an introductory overview and sketches the historical and philosophical context in which the ideas of libertarian municipalism are grounded.
  • 320.9'173'2    
  • 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.
  • 320.9'56'04    
  • 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.
  • 320.9'73'0924    
  • For Reasons of State
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
  • 320.9/7291/064    
  • Revolutionary Politics and the Cuban Working Class
    Torchbook Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    A study of Cuban workers after consolidation of the Castro regime.
  • 320.9`71    
  • The Canadian State: Political Economy and Political Power
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Marxist perspectives on the Canadian state.
  • 321.07    
  • 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.
  • 321.09    
  • 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.
  • 321.8-dc20    
  • 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.
  • 321/.094    
  • The Third Revolution, Volume 1 
    Popular Movements in the Revolutionary Era

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    This project is a comprehensive account of the great revolutions that swept over Europe and America during the past three centuries.
  • 322'.3'0971    
  • 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.
  • 322.30973    
  • 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.
  • 322.4'09714    
  • 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.
  • 322.4'2    
  • 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.
  • 322.4'2    
  • 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.
  • 322.4/2/0941    
  • 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.
  • 322.4028546    
  • Digital Revolutions
    Activism in the Internet Age

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Symon Hill on the role of the Internet in activism and social change.
  • 322.40973--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 322.42    
  • Politics
    Essays on Political Criticism

    Resource Type: Book
  • 322.42    
  • Politics Past
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1958   Published: 1970
    A collection of essays by Dwight Macdonald.
  • 322.420971    
  • 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.
  • 322/.10973-dc22    
  • 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.
  • 322/.3 20    
  • When Corporations Rule the World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995   Published: 2001
    Kortens' book is an examination of the growth of corporate power from its beginnings in the 17th and 18th to its entrenchment in American society in the 19th.
  • 3223.44    
  • Privacy!
    How to get it .... How to enjoy it

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
  • 323.042    
  • The Activists' Handbook
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A guide to grassroots activism.
  • 323.092    
  • Martin Luther King (Revised Edition)
    The Inconvenient Hero

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995   Published: 2008
    In these eloquent essays that reflect upon King's legacy over the past two decades and the meaning of his life today, a portrait emerges of a man constantly evolving and going deeper into the roots of violence and injustice -- a man whose challenge remains as timely and necessary as ever.
  • 323.1'197--dc20    
  • 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.
  • 323.1'197071    
  • ..."And The Last Shall Be First"
    Native Policy in an Era of Cutbacks

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  • 323.1/197/071    
  • Our Land
    Native Rights in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Our Land explains how Canada's aboriginal peoples were brought to a state of deprevation, and what they propose to do about it. Author Donald Purich begins by painting a quick portrait of the vibrant pre-contact Indian and Inuit cultures. He relates the effects of European colonisation and of "Indian policy" from Confederation on, including the legacy of treaty-making. The heart of the book concerns current native rights issues: land claims, economic development, self-government and constitutional protection. A separate chapter is devoted to the special case of the Métis.
  • 323.1/197071    
  • Tortured People (Revised Edition)
    The Politics of Colonization

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 1999
    This book grew out of the experiences of life and political struggle under colonization in Metis and other Aboriginal communities in Canada. It provides a uniquely Aboriginal socio-political perspective on the effects of colonization on Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It also presents a fresh outlook on decolonization and contemporary Aboriginal life and culture. Tortured People explains the deeply rooted issues behind the dramatic increase in Aboriginal militant action in recent years.
  • 323.11    
  • Devolutionary Notes
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  • 323.3    
  • Hogtown
    Working Class Toronto at the Turn of the Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  • 323.3    
  • Working People
    Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    A description of the Don Vale neighbourhood of downtown Toronto in the 1960s.
  • 323.4    
  • 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 effect on 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.
  • 323.4    
  • 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.
  • 323.4    
  • The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  • 323.4'0973    
  • The American Police State
    The Government Against The People

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    How the CIA, FBI, IRS, NSA and other agencies have spied on Americans during seven administrations.
  • 323.4060711    
  • 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.
  • 323.40971    
  • 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.
  • 323.40973    
  • 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.
  • 323.40973    
  • 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."
  • 323.44'82/0971    
  • 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.
  • 323.44/8    
  • Someone's Watching You!
    From Micropchips in your Underwear to Satellites Monitoring Your Every Move, Find Out Who's Tracking You and What You Can Do about It

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    An expose and explanation of the little-known secret surveillance programs run by both the public and private sectors, including practical steps on how to keep your private life private.
  • 323.44820973    
  • Spying on Democracy
    Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Heidi Boghosian documents the disturbing increase in surveillance of ordinary citizens and the danger it poses to our privacy, our civil liberties, and to the future of democracy itself.
  • 323.6    
  • A Citizen's Guide to City Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  • 324    
  • 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.
  • 324'.4    
  • 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.
  • 324.26107    
  • Our Canada
    The Story of the New Democratic Party Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    A rosy view of Canada's New Democratic Party.
  • 324.271'0983    
  • Preston Manning and the Reform Party
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    A profile of Preston Manning and his right-wing agenda.
  • 324.271'0983    
  • 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.
  • 324.27107    
  • 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.
  • 325/.32/0973    
  • 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 people’s interests.
  • 326.0973    
  • The Amistad Rebellion
    An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    An account of the Amistad slave ship rebellion told for the first time from the slaves' perspective.
  • 326/.0973    
  • The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery: 1776-1848
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988   Published: 2011
    An evocation of the diverse nature of New World slavery in the Revolutionary Age.
  • 327.1    
  • 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.
  • 327.1'01--dc20    
  • World Orders Old and New
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
  • 327.1'74    
  • Submarine Dead Ahead!
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  • 327.1'74    
  • 'What can I Do?'
    Citizen Strategies for Nuclear Disarmament

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 327.1273 21    
  • Body of Secrets 
    Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    The National Security Agency (NSA) is the largest intelligence gathering agency in the world. James Banford in his sequel to "The Puzzle Palace" draws on newly released government documents and interviews with past and present personel to give a detailed picture of the agency. Tracing its origins from the Truman admisnistration and using examples from modern day incidents (Gary Powers, the Pueblo, the Israeli attack on a U.S. surveillance ship and many more) he provides us with an overview of the murky and dangerous world of intelligence operations.
  • 327.17    
  • 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.
  • 327.172    
  • 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.
  • 327.1`01    
  • Perspectives On Power
    Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
  • 327.56-dc20    
  • 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.
  • 327.7105694    
  • 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.
  • 327.73    
  • 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.
  • 327.73    
  • The Culture of Terrorism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Chomsky argues that the United States elites are dedicated to the rule of force, and that their commitment to violence and lawlessness has to be masked by an ideological system which attempts to control and limit the domestic damage done when the mask occasionally slips.
  • 327.73''001--dc21    
  • Passionate Declarations
    Essays on War and Justice

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990   Published: 2003
    Essays looking at American political ideology.
  • 327.73'009'0511--dc22    
  • Hegemony or Survival 
    America's Quest for Global Dominance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003   Published: 2004
    Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
  • 327.73'0172'4    
  • 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.
  • 327.73'0172'4    
  • 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.
  • 327.730728    
  • On Power and Ideology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Five lectures on U.S. international and security policy.
  • 328.3042    
  • 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.
  • 328.38    
  • Lobbying for Your Cause
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  • 328.71'092    
  • Agnes Macphail
    Champion of the Underdog

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
  • 329.020971    
  • The Communist Threat to Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947   Published: 1973
    A reprint of a sensationalist pamphlet published by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in 1947.
  • 329.0213    
  • The New Left
    A Collection of Essays

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Essays from participants in the American New Left of the 1960s.
  • 329.078    
  • History and Class Consciousness
    Studies in Marxist Dialectics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1971
  • 329.078    
  • 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.
  • 329.094541    
  • Red Bologna
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
  • 329.109    
  • 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.
  • 329.810971    
  • 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.
  • 329.8109713    
  • 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.
  • 329.820971    
  • 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.
  • 329.9    
  • 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.
  • 329.9    
  • 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.
  • 329.9    
  • NDP: The Dream of Power
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    A history of Canada's New Democratic Party from its origins to 1973.
  • 329.9    
  • 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.
  • 329.90971    
  • 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.
  • 329.947    
  • From Bolshevism to the Bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1962
  • 329.971    
  • 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.
  • 330    
  • Nature of Economies
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000   Published: 2001
    Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planning.
  • 330.1    
  • One World Ready or Not
    The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 1998
    Wiliam Greider exposes the myths and the realities of the global economy in terms of human struggle.
  • 330.12'2    
  • 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.
  • 330.12'2    
  • 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.
  • 330.12'2--dc21    
  • An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
  • 330.12'2-dc23    
  • 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.
  • 330.12/2    
  • Understanding Capitalism
    Critical Analysis from Karl Marx to Amartya Sen

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    Essays by seven leading economists, including Robin Hahnel and John Bellamy Foster, that assess how economic theory has become capitalist ideology.
  • 330.12/2    
  • Monsters of the Market
    Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Drawing on folklore, literature and popular culture, this book links tales of monstrosity from England to recent vampire- and zombie-fables from sub-Saharan Africa, and it connects these to Marx’s persistent use of monster-metaphors in his descriptions of capitalism. Reading across these tales of the grotesque, McNally offers a novel account of the cultural economy of the global market-system.
  • 330.122    
  • Strategy for Labour
    A Radical Proposal

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964   Published: 1967
  • 330.122    
  • S.O.S. 
    Alternatives to Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    An investigation of the alternatives to capitalism, including socialism, anarchism and deep ecology.
  • 330.122 - dc21    
  • Profit over People
    Neoliberalism and Global Order

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
  • 330.1220956    
  • Lineages of Revolt
    Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    While the outcomes of the tumultuous uprisings that continue to transfix the Arab world remain uncertain, the root causes of rebellion persist. Drawing upon extensive empirical research, Lineages of Revolt tracks the major shifts in the region’s political economy over recent decades.
  • 330.16    
  • 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.
  • 330.9'172'4    
  • Imperialism: Pioneer of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    Argues that the accepted theories of imperialism are profoundly flawed.
  • 330.9/048 20    
  • The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
  • 330.90089/96073    
  • Collective Courage
    A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality.
  • 330.9047    
  • The Human Future Revisited
    The World Predicament and Possible Solutions

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  • 330.9173'2    
  • Cities and the Wealth of Nations
    Principles of Economic Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    Jacobs argues that virtually all economic life, no matter how geographically remote from cities, depends on cities to maintain it or change it.
  • 330.971    
  • The Business Page
    How To Read It and Understand the Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  • 330.971    
  • 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.
  • 330.971    
  • Stampede City
    Power and Politics in the West

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  • 330.9712703    
  • The Political Economy of Manitoba
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  • 330.973    
  • 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.
  • 331    
  • Technology, the Labor Process, and the Working Class
    Monthly Review July-August 1976

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
  • 331'.0971    
  • Us and Them
    Building a just workplace community

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  • 331.1'3'30971    
  • Combatting Racism in the Workplace Readings Kit
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    Readings and case studies on fighting racism.
  • 331.13'3'0971    
  • Combatting Racism in the Workplace
    A Course for Workers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  • 331.2    
  • Fighting Back on the Job
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  • 331.25    
  • 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.
  • 331.25'72    
  • Put Work in Its Place
    The Complete Gude to the Flexible Work Place

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1952   Published: 1988
  • 331.4    
  • 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.
  • 331.4    
  • The Women's Workbook.
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  • 331.4    
  • Women on the Global Assembly Line
    Resource Type: Book
  • 331.4 09713    
  • Women at Work - Ontario, 1850- 1930
    Resource Type: Book
  • 331.40971    
  • Women On the Global Assembly Line
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 331.50973    
  • Colonists in Bondage 
    White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 1607-1776

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947   Published: 2012
    This is the story of the colonists of the kitchens, the stables, the fields, the shops, and those who came to America as indentured servants, men and women who sold themselves to masters for a period of time in order to pay passage from an old world to a new and freer one.
  • 331.544    
  • 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.
  • 331.7'677'0096883    
  • Equal Shares
    Oodi Weavers and the cooperative experience

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    The story of a community-based co-operative in Botswana.
  • 331.8    
  • Workers' Control
    A Reader on Labor and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    Beginning with a push twoard woerkers' management of the shop and ultimately moving toward control over what is produced, how it is produced and for whom it is produced, workers' control is one of the essential building blocks of a program for social change that would unite the Left and a revitalized labour movement.
  • 331.8097109'043    
  • 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.
  • 331.87'09713    
  • 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.
  • 331.88    
  • 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."
  • 331.88    
  • 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.
  • 331.88    
  • No Power Greater
    A Century of Labour in British Columbia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  • 331.88    
  • Against the Tide
    The Story of the Canadian Seaman's Union

    Resource Type: Book
  • 331.88    
  • Cracking the Canadian Formula
    The Making of the Energy and Chemical Workers Union

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  • 331.88    
  • 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.
  • 331.88    
  • 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."
  • 331.88    
  • The Rise and Fall of the Toronto Typographical Union 1832 - 1972
    A Case Study of Foreign Domination

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  • 331.88    
  • 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.
  • 331.88'092    
  • "Ole Boy"
    Memoirs of a Canadian Labour leader J.K. Bell

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  • 331.88'092'2    
  • 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.
  • 331.88'0971    
  • 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.
  • 331.88'1392'09715    
  • A Word to Say
    The Story of the Maritime Fishermen's Union

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    An account of how inshore fishermen, most of them Acadian, came together to take control of their industry and their livelihood and form the Maritime Fishermen's Union.
  • 331.880973    
  • The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor
    Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Steve Early explains why and how the 2008-2010 battles within the progressive wing of the U.S. labour movement occurred.
  • 331.892    
  • 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.
  • 331.892    
  • When the State Trembled
    How A.J. Andrews and the Citizens' Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Recovers the story of how the business elite-led Citizens' Committee of 1000 crushed the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.
  • 331.892'876'0974172-dc21    
  • Pain on Their Faces
    Testimonies on the Paper Mill Strike, Jay, Manie, 1987-1988

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    An accourt of an epic struggle by workers and their community against a powerful and aggressive corporation -- a strike by 1,250 workers against the International Paper Company in Jay, Maine, in 1987-88. Over 40- testimonies by strikers and their supporters explain in their own words the significance of this struggle for themselves, their families, their community and future generations.
  • 331.89282    
  • 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.
  • 332'.041'0971    
  • 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.
  • 332.024    
  • 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.
  • 332.1/532    
  • Faith and Credit
    The World Bank's Secular Empire

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    George and Sabelli examine the World Bank’s policies, its internal culture, and the interests it serves. They reveal a supranational, non-democratic, and extremely powerful institution that functions much like the medieval church or a monolithic political party, relying on rigid doctrine, hierarchy, and a rejection of dissenting ideas to perpetuate its influence. Its faith in orthodox economics, the idea of perpetual growth, and the capacity of the market to solve development problems is incompatible with its professed goals of helping the poor and protecting the environment. Faced with these contradictions, the Bank is increasingly struggling to reconcile the roles of commercial lender, policymaker, and great humanitarian.
  • 332.4'971    
  • Out of Control
    Canada in an Unstable Financial World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  • 332.49    
  • Crisis in the Eurozone
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A controversial call to break up the Eurozone and stop the debt crisis.
  • 332.6'78    
  • Investor Beware
    Investigating Investments & Scams

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  • 332.6'78'o071    
  • The 1989 Canadian Guide to Profitable Ethical Investing
    1989 Guide to......

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987   Published: 1989
  • 332.72    
  • The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  • 333    
  • The Energy Poker Game
    The Politics of the Continental Resources Deal

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
  • 333    
  • Sellout
    The Giveaway of Canada's Energy Resources

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    Documents the misdevelopment of Canadian energy resources.
  • 333.2    
  • Governing the Commons
    The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Neither the state nor the market have been successful in solving common pool resource problems. This study analyzes communal interests in land, irrigation communities, fisheries, etc. and proposes alternative solutions.
  • 333.3    
  • The Land Grabbers 
    The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
  • 333.337    
  • City for Sale
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
  • 333.38    
  • 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.
  • 333.7    
  • 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.
  • 333.7'15'091724    
  • 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.
  • 333.7'2    
  • How to Save the World
    Strategy for World Conservation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    "How To Save The World" discusses, "Why the world needs saving now and how it can be done". Allen breaks his work down into seven chapters, devoting each to an important aspect of the global predicament. Securing the food supply, saving forests, preserving wildlife and presenting a strategy for conservation are all discussed as methods to improve the relationship between mankind and nature.
  • 333.784    
  • The Rising Seas
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  • 333.79    
  • The Non-Nuclear Way
    Creative Energy Alternatives for Canada

    Resource Type: Book
  • 333.79    
  • The Non-Nuclear Way: Creative Energy Alternatives For Canada.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  • 333.8'23214097123    
  • Stupid to the Last Drop
    How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007   Published: 2008
    As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, and carpet bombing its southern half with tens of thousands of gas wells.
  • 333.9/517    
  • Privatizing Nature
    Political Struggles for the Global Commons

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    Contributors examine the reasons behind the political resurgence of the commons, and the widespread struggle to transform existing nature-society relations into ones that are non-exploitative, socially just and ecologically healthy.
  • 333.91'15'095475    
  • 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.
  • 333.91'4'0971411    
  • Electric Rivers
    The Story of the James Bay Project

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  • 333.95'413'0973    
  • The Endangered Kingdom
    The Struggle to Save America's Wildlife

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  • 333.95'656'09795    
  • Salmon Wars
    The Battle for the West Coast Salmon Fishery

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    The history of the west coast salmon fishery and the recent controversies that have surrounded it.
  • 334    
  • Starting a Worker Co-operative
    An Introduction

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  • 334'.09172'4    
  • Banking on the Grass Roots
    Cooperatives in global development

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  • 334'.6'094661    
  • 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.
  • 334'.6'0973    
  • 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.
  • 334.0971    
  • 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.
  • 334.0971    
  • Worker Co-operatives
    An Introduction

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
  • 334.1    
  • Highrise and Superprofits
    An Analysis of the Development Industry in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  • 334.5    
  • The Co-operative Revolution
    A Graphic Novel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    To celebrate the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, The Co-operative Group has created a graphic novel, depicting the history, scale and diversity of co-operation.
  • 334/.683/094655    
  • With the Peasants of Aragon
    Libertarian Communism in the Liberated Area of Spain

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1937   Published: 1984
    The story of how Aragón peasants collectivised the land and established libertarian communism beginning in 1936.
  • 335'.00971    
  • 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.
  • 335'.00971    
  • 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.
  • 335'.9'0926    
  • 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.
  • 335--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 335.009    
  • Imagine
    Living in a Socialist USA

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri di coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy. It features thirty-one essays by revolutionary thinkers and activists on various aspects of a new society and, crucially, on how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just.
  • 335.02    
  • Communes USA
    A Personal Tour

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    An account of a variety of communes in the United States.
  • 335.02    
  • 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.
  • 335.02    
  • 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.
  • 335.02    
  • Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th Century America
    Original title: History of American Socialisms

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1870   Published: 1966
    Histories of communal experiments and communities in the United States.
  • 335.02    
  • The Youth Communes
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    A short survey of American youth communes of the late 1960s.
  • 335.4    
  • The Reification of Desire
    Toward a Queer Marxism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A new theoretical approach to the relationship between Marxism and queer studies.
  • 335.4    
  • 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
  • 335.4    
  • 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
  • 335.4    
  • 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.
  • 335.4'09'034    
  • 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.
  • 335.4'09'034    
  • 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.
  • 335.4'09'034    
  • 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.
  • 335.4--dc22    
  • Why Marx Was Right 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Eagleton takes common objections to Marxism and demonstrates how and why they are wrong.
  • 335.4/12    
  • 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 work, 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 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.
  • 335.4/12    
  • Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously avoided any detailed conception of its alternative – this work shows that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society which informed the whole of his approach to political economy.
  • 335.40904    
  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    A global history of communisim in the twentieth century.
  • 335.41    
  • 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.
  • 335.43    
  • A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  • 335.43    
  • Rosa Luxemburg
    A Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    A biography of the Marxist revolutionary.
  • 335.43    
  • 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.
  • 335.43    
  • Rosa Luxemburg
    Abridged Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966   Published: 1969
    A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
  • 335.43    
  • 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.
  • 335.43    
  • Rosa Luxemburg Speaks
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A selection of speeches and writings by Rosa Luxemburg.
  • 335.43    
  • 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.
  • 335.43'08    
  • On the First International
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  • 335.43'092    
  • 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.
  • 335.43'092'4    
  • Reminiscences of Tim Buck
    Yours in the Struggle

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
  • 335.43'092'4    
  • 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.
  • 335.43'8'3205409438    
  • 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.
  • 335.83092    
  • From Prince to Rebel
    Peter Kropotkin

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A bigraphy of the anarchist intellectual Peter Kropotkin.
  • 335.9    
  • Farewell to the Working Class
    An Essay on Post-Industrial Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980   Published: 1982
    Gorz argues that changes in science and technology have broken the power of industrial workers, especially skilled workers, and that, as a result, they are no longer central to the socialist project.
  • 335/.001/12    
  • Socialism
    Past and Future

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989   Published: 1992
    Harrington discusses the evolving nature of socialism, examining its past, present, and future, and discusses the work of Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others
  • 336.24'0971    
  • 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.
  • 336.3'435    
  • 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.
  • 336.3'435'091724    
  • 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.
  • 337.73--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 338.09715    
  • 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.
  • 338.09715    
  • 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?
  • 338.1'097285    
  • 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.
  • 338.1/91724    
  • The Great Grain Drain
    An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Food insecurity in the Developing Countries

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    The right to food is a fundamental human right. How then do we account for the over 800 million food insecure people in the world of which approximately 350 million reside in India? The problem, especially in India, is often not lack of food but lack of access to it.
    This book brings together the thoughts of India's foremost thinkers on the issue of food insecurity.
  • 338.2'724'0971613    
  • Coal in Our Blood
    200 Years of coal mining in Nova Scotia's Pictou County

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    An account of the coal mining community of Pictou County, Nova Scotia.
  • 338.3'727633'0916344    
  • 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.
  • 338.433    
  • The High Price of Health
    A Patient's Guide to the Hazards of Medical Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 338.476    
  • Breaking Up Ontario Hydro's Monopoly
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  • 338.476    
  • The Real Pushers
    A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Drug Industry

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  • 338.476649    
  • Farmageddon
    The True Cost of Cheap Meat

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
  • 338.62    
  • 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.
  • 338.69    
  • Ours to Master and to Own
    Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Traces the historical tradition of worker control and organization.
  • 338.7'6'69733    
  • 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.
  • 338.9    
  • 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.
  • 338.9    
  • From the Roots Up
    Economic Development as if Community Mattered

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  • 338.9    
  • 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.
  • 338.9    
  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    This No-Nonsense Guide looks deeper into the idea of economic growth – to trace its history and understand why it has become so unchallengeable and powerful.
  • 338.9    
  • No Local
    Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won't Change The World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Local food, local business and buying local won't change the world. Challenging market priorities will. Greg Sharzer outlines why.
  • 338.9/27    
  • 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.
  • 338.91    
  • Ties That Bind
    Canada and the Third World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  • 338.91095491    
  • So Much Aid, So Little Development
    Stories from Pakistan

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    An explanation of why so much international aid gets "wasted", with a focus on Pakistan.
  • 338.971    
  • Open For Business
    The Roots of Foreign Ownership in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
  • 338.971'009'049    
  • 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.
  • 339.4/7/0973    
  • The Overspent American
    Why We Want What We Don't Need

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    The Overspent American explores why so many of us feel materially dissatisfied, why we work staggeringly long hours and yet walk around with ever-present mental "wish lists" of things to buy or get, and why Americans save less than virtually anyone in the world. Unlike many experts, Harvard economist Juliet B. Schor does not blame consumers' lack of self-discipline. Nor does she blame advertisers. Instead she analyzes the crisis of the American consumer in a culture where spending has become the ultimate social art.
  • 339.4/7083    
  • Childhood Under Siege
    How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    An exploration of the corporate manipulation and exploitation of children and childhood and society's (lack of) response.
  • 339.5'23'0971    
  • 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.
  • 340.112    
  • 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.
  • 341.52    
  • 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.
  • 341.752    
  • Anatomy of Big Business
    Resource Type: Book
  • 342.71    
  • Canadian Human Rights Yearbook
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1985
  • 342.71085    
  • The Charter of Rights
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  • 342.711    
  • The People's Report
    A Social and Economic Alternative for B.C.

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
  • 344.71'0321    
  • The Canadian Patients Book of Rights
    A Consumer's Guide to Canadian Health Law

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  • 346.013    
  • 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.
  • 346.7103    
  • Libel
    A Handbook for Canadian publishers, Editors and Writers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 350.086    
  • 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.
  • 350.1622    
  • Privatization in the Canadian Health Care System
    Assertions, Evidence, Ideology and Options

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  • 350.1623    
  • Government Limited
    THe Corporate Takeover of the Public Sector in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  • 350.878    
  • The Bad Trip
    The Untold Story of the Spadina Expressway

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
  • 352.00752    
  • Community Economic Development in Rural Canada
    Resource Type: Book
  • 352.008    
  • Fighting Back
    Urban Renewal in Trefann Court

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
  • 352.0084    
  • 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.
  • 352.75    
  • 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).
  • 352.9'6'09713541    
  • 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.
  • 353'.073    
  • Alternative Americas
    An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    A history of decentralist and co-operative alternatives in the United States, centering especially on the work of Ralph Borsodi.
  • 354.71'0074    
  • 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.
  • 354.710    
  • Electric Empire: The Inside Story of Ontario Hydro
    The Inside Story of Ontario Hydro

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  • 355',0217    
  • America, God and the Bomb
    The Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 355'.005    
  • 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.
  • 355'.005    
  • 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.
  • 355'.0355    
  • 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.
  • 355.4    
  • 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."
  • 355.4'09'046    
  • 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.
  • 355.425    
  • Total Resistance
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1965
  • 361'.971    
  • Case Critical
    The Dilemma of Social Work in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 361.1    
  • 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.
  • 361.2    
  • 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.
  • 361.2'3    
  • An Action a Day
    Keeps Global Capitalism Away

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
  • 361.2'6096    
  • 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.
  • 361.2--dc20    
  • The Activist's Almanac
    The Concerned Citizen's Guide to the Leading Advocacy Organizations in America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  • 361.56    
  • Nuclear War Manual for Dogs
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  • 361.70971    
  • Fundraising for Non-Profit Groups
    How to Get Money from Corporations, Foundations, and Government

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  • 361.8    
  • New Age Business
    Community Corporations That Work

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  • 361.8    
  • 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.
  • 361.8'0971    
  • 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.
  • 361.80941    
  • 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.
  • 362.042    
  • People or Personnel and Like a Conquered Province 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
    Goodman offers his analysis of what is wrong with American society, and what could be done about it.
  • 362.1    
  • 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.
  • 362.1'0971    
  • Reckless Abandon
    Canada, the GATS and the future of Health Care

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
  • 362.1'0971    
  • 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?"
  • 362.1'09713    
  • 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.
  • 362.1'75    
  • 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.
  • 362.1'75    
  • Dying for Care
    Hospice Care or Euthanasia

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  • 362.1--dc21    
  • 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.
  • 362.11088    
  • With God on Our Side
    The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Adam D. Reich tells the story of a five-year campaign to unionize Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a Catholic hospital in California.
  • 362.16    
  • End of the Line
    Inside Canada's Nursing Homes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
  • 362.5'0971    
  • 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.
  • 362.5526    
  • Eradicating Extreme Poverty
    Democracy, Globalisation and Human Rights

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A new approach to eradicating extreme poverty, contrasted with conventional "top-down" approaches.
  • 362.870954    
  • A Village Awaits Doomsday
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Jaideep Hardikar brings us the personal stories of ordinary people from across India who were displaced and made destitute by innumerable government and private initiatives.
  • 362.I    
  • Aids Activist
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  • 363.1'79    
  • Radiation Alert
    A Consumer's Guide to Radiation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  • 363.2830971    
  • Secret Service
    Political Policing in Canada From the Fenians to Fortress America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A history of political policing in Canada.
  • 363.325/1630973    
  • The Watchers
    The Rise of America's Surveillance State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    An exploration of how and why the American government increasingly spies on its own citizens.
  • 363.4'5    
  • Beyond the War on Drugs
    Overcoming a Failed Public Policy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Beyond the War on Drugs argues persuasively for a fundamental reassessment of drug control policy. The thrust of the book is simply that the 'war on drugs' cannot be won by trying to dry up the source, since there will always be demand to create supply.
  • 363.4'7    
  • 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.
  • 363.4'7'09    
  • 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.
  • 363.47    
  • 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.
  • 363.7'056'0971    
  • Spirit of the Wolf
    The Environment and Canada's Future: Volume 1

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  • 363.7'0577    
  • 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.
  • 363.7'058    
  • 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.
  • 363.7'3'0971    
  • Poisons in Public
    Case Studies of Environmental Pollution in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  • 363.73'87-dc20    
  • Global Warming
    The Greenpeace Report

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  • 363.73'94'09711    
  • The Run of the River
    Portraits of Eleven British Columbia Rivers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Mark Hume celebrates eleven B.C. rivers, but also raises questions about the cost of development and the cost of wilderness. Is it possible to have industry -- forestry, smelting, fishing, and even tourism -- and still maintain the rivers and wildlife that support them?
  • 363.73'94'0977    
  • Fresh Water Seas
    Saving the Great Lakes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Weller takes readers on a tour of the Great Lakes region, tracing its natural history from the time before human habitation. He describes how the region has been affected by uncontrolled development to the point where it now contains one of the planet's most intensive concentrations of industrial and agricultural activity.
  • 363.7364    
  • The Citizen's Guide to Lead: Uncovering a Health Hazard
    Resource Type: Book
  • 363.7384    
  • The Citizen's Guide To Lead
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 363.883    
  • Food Banks and the Welfare Crisis
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 363.883    
  • Food Banks and the Welfare Crisis
    Resource Type: Book
  • 364.1'32'0973    
  • Cointelpro
    The FBI's Secret War on Political Freedom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    The first in-depth look at the covert and illegal FBI counterintelligence program - code-name COINTELPRO.
  • 364.1/323    
  • 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.
  • 364.6'6'097127    
  • Watch the Rope
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
  • 364.66    
  • Hanging in Canada
    A Concise History of a Controversial Topic

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1982
  • 364.66'092--dc21    
  • 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.
  • 365'.947'09034    
  • 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.
  • 368.4'3'00971    
  • 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.
  • 370'.1    
  • 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.
  • 370'.285    
  • But It's Only a Tool!
    The Politics of Technology and Education Reform

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
  • 370'.97285    
  • 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.
  • 370.1    
  • Instead of Education
    Ways to Help People Do Things Better

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Holt returns to the old truth that we learn things by doing them. He says this has been forgotten by today's educators, who believe we shouldn't start to do things until after they have been "learned."
  • 370.1-dc21    
  • 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.
  • 370.115    
  • 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.
  • 370.19    
  • It's Our Own Knowledge
    Labour, Public Education, and Skills Training

    Resource Type: Book
  • 370.193    
  • The Present Moment in Education
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1970
  • 370`.971    
  • 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.
  • 371.82209549--dc22    
  • Three Cups of Tea
    One Man's Mission To Promote Peace ... One School At A Time

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
  • 372'0114    
  • 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.
  • 374'.9768'78 21    
  • 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.
  • 374--dc20    
  • 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.
  • 378'.1981    
  • 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.
  • 378.1/2130971    
  • No Debate
    The Israel Lobby and Free Speech at Canadian Universities

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    During 2008-2009, Israel lobby organizations made concerted efforts to block a planned conference on statehood for Israel and Palestine at Toronto's York University. Thompson probes the facts and context of the case and explores the meaning of academic freedom in Canada.
  • 378.1/9810979467    
  • Subversives
    The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Rosenfeld provides an account of the FBI’s secret -- and highly political -- involvement with three iconic figures at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr.
  • 378.713'541    
  • 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.
  • 380'.0971    
  • 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.
  • 380'.0971    
  • 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.
  • 382    
  • 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.
  • 382".45    
  • Facing the Facts
    A Guide to the GATS debate

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
  • 382'.44    
  • 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.
  • 382'.92    
  • GATS: How the World Trade Organization's new "services" negotiations threaten democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Examines closed-door negotiations to expand the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which have the goal of commercialize every service sector in every WTO country, including essential services such as health care, education, and drinking water.
  • 382'.92    
  • 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.
  • 382'3'0971    
  • 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.
  • 382.0971'073    
  • 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.
  • 384'.0971    
  • 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
  • 384.55'4'09-dc21    
  • 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.
  • 385.22    
  • 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.
  • 391'.6    
  • Body Invaders
    Panic Sex in America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 394.26-dc22    
  • 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.
  • 398.232    
  • 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.
  • 410.92--dc20    
  • Class Warfare
    Interviews with David Barsamian

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
  • 410.92--dc20    
  • 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.
  • 418    
  • 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".
  • 508.316'0--dc19    
  • At the Water's Edge
    Nature Study in Lakes, Streams, and Ponds

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    A first-rate nature book that guides the reader out into the world of ponds, stream, brooks, rills, and lakes.
  • 508.71    
  • The Natural History of Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Written for the general reader, and well-illustrated, this book paints Canada's natural world in broad brush strokes but with a wealth of detail.
  • 508.71    
  • Canada: A Natural History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  • 508.713    
  • Legacy
    The Natural History of Ontario

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    A comprehensive, extensively illustrated natural history of Ontario, covering bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more.
  • 508.713'541    
  • 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.
  • 530.P134    
  • The Council for Exceptional Children
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
  • 582'.16    
  • World Without Trees
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    Lamb says that "there is one thing of which you can be absolutely certain: if things go one as they are, some day the sun will rise on a world without trees. That day is closer than you think."
  • 591.68    
  • Hope for Animals and Their World
    How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the truly critical need to protect the habitats of endangered species.
  • 600--dc20    
  • Turn Signals are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Norman looks at design and technology from the point of view of human needs.
  • 612'.6'088041    
  • The Sexuality of Men
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    Essays on aspects of male sexuality.
  • 612.8--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 613`.07    
  • Critical Paths
    Organizing on health Issues in the community

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  • 614.8'52    
  • Muscle & Blood
    The Massive, Hidden Agony of Industrial Slaughter in America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  • 616.8'914    
  • Going Crazy
    The Radical Therapy of R.D. Laing and Others

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  • 616.85'84    
  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Gabor Mate looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them, and outlines what he thinks is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours.
  • 616.890    
  • In the Sleep Room
    The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  • 616.97'92    
  • 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.
  • 616.98    
  • Mirage of Health
    Utopias, Progress, and Biological Change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1959   Published: 1979
    Dubos attempts to show that while it may be comforting to imagine a life free of stresses and strains in a carefree world, this will remain an idle dream. Humans cannot hope to find another Paradise on earth, because paradise is a static concept while human life is a dynamic process.
  • 620.82    
  • 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.
  • 621.3745    
  • 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.
  • 622'.25'097131    
  • Industrial Cathedrals of the North
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
  • 634.90971    
  • 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.
  • 639.9    
  • 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.
  • 640.73    
  • How Things Don't Work
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to sophisticated electronics, don't work, and challenge us to rethink the uses of technology to demand and create products that are useful, built to human scale, safe, ecologically sound, and inexpensive.
  • 640.73'0971    
  • 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.
  • 640`.28`9    
  • Home & Family Guide
    Practical Action for the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  • 651.3741    
  • 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.
  • 658.1'148    
  • 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.
  • 658.3    
  • 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.
  • 658.5--dc21    
  • 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
  • 658.78    
  • 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.
  • 658.8    
  • Marketing Mirage
    How To Make It A Reality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 659    
  • 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.
  • 659.2    
  • Sultans of Sleaze
    Public Relations and the Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Reveals the extent to which we have been deceived by public relations firms on behalf of their unscrupulous clients -- the corporations and governments that control our society.
  • 659.2    
  • TV PR
    How To Promote Yourself, Your Product, Your Service or Your Organization on Television

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  • 659.2--dc20    
  • 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.
  • 686.2`2    
  • The Makeover Book
    101 Design Solutions for Desktop Publishing

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  • 686.2`2544536    
  • Type from the Desktop
    Designing with Type and Your Computer

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  • 700'.1'0309730904    
  • 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.
  • 700.973    
  • American Extremes
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  • 701.15    
  • 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.
  • 72-5322    
  • 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.
  • 73-16720    
  • Film as a Subversive Art
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
  • 769'.5    
  • Revolutionary Soviet Film Posters
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  • 770'.1    
  • 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?
  • 770.286    
  • Citizens Association to Save the Environment (C.A.S.E.)
    Organization profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1979
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  • 770`.9712`09034    
  • 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.
  • 782.42'026'8--dc20    
  • 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.
  • 784.5'007974734--dc19    
  • Woodstock
    The Oral History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  • 808'.02    
  • The No-Bull Guide To Getting Published and making it as a writer
    Everything you need to know to break into and prosper in this exciting and lucrative field

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    A guide to making it as a freelance writer.
  • 808.819    
  • Money and Rain: Tom Wayman Live!
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
  • 808.83'8108    
  • God's Spies
    Stories in Defiance of Oppression

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Short stories on the theme of resistance to oppression.
  • 808.839    
  • 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
  • 808.849    
  • Forum: Canadian Life and Letters - 1920-1970
    Selections from the Canadian Forum

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A selection of articles from fifty years of the Canadian Forum magazine.
  • 812'.5'208    
  • 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.
  • 813.54    
  • 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.
  • 820.9--dc21    
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  • 823    
  • The God of Small Things 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 1998
    A novel.
  • 823'.912 22    
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1949
    George Orwell's classic dystopian novel.
  • 892.7'36 - dc23    
  • I Was Born There, I Was Born Here (Wulidtu hunak, wulidtu huna)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009   Published: 2001
  • 901B755    
  • 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.
  • 902'02--dc20    
  • 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
  • 909    
  • 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.
  • 909'.04924    
  • The Canadian Jewish Outlook Anthology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    A broad range of articles about secular Jewish life and socialist values.
  • 909-dc22    
  • Mirrors 
    Stories of Almost Everyone

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
  • 909.04 TRA    
  • 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.
  • 909.04924    
  • The Canadian Jewish Anthology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  • 909.04924    
  • 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.
  • 909.82    
  • 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.
  • 909.82/8    
  • 1968 
    Marching in the Streets

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    1968: Marching in the Streets is a dynamic time line of the year that revolution swept the planet. With present tense prose, cartoons, and photographs, Tariq Ali and Susan Watkins chronicle a year that saw everything from the assassinations of Che Guevara, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. to KKK death threats against 70-year-old philosopher Herbert Marcuse.
  • 909.82805    
  • World View 1983
    An Economic and Geopolitical Yearbook

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  • 909.83    
  • 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.
  • 909.83'1--dc22    
  • Ill Fares The Land
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
  • 909.831    
  • The Revenge of History
    The Battle for the 21st Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A critical account of the first decade of the twenty-first century.
  • 911    
  • The State of the World Atlas
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  • 912.0971354    
  • Concerned Parents Group
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
  • 915.1045    
  • Chinese Shadows 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977   Published: 1978
    A description of Mao Zedong's China.
  • 923.20971    
  • A Prophet in Politics
    A Biography of J.S. Woodsworth

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1959
    A biography of the Canadian socialist who became the first leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
  • 923.31    
  • Karl Marx: His Life and Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    A biography of Karl Marx.
  • 940.3'71    
  • 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.
  • 940.53'159    
  • Underground to Palestine 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1946   Published: 1978
    Underground to Palestine was written in the spring of 1946 when Stone was the first newspaper reporter to accompany survivors of the Holocaust on their epic clendestine journey to Palestine.
  • 940.53/181420971    
  • None is too Many
    Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982   Published: 2012
    None Is Too Many conclusively lays to rest the comfortable notion that Canada has always been an accepting and welcoming society, detailing the country’s refusal to offer aid, let alone sanctuary, to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1948.
  • 941    
  • 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.
  • 941.5DC21    
  • The Macmillian Atlas of Irish History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    A full-colour atlas of Irish history.
  • 942.009734    
  • Village Revolts
    Social Protest and Popular Disturbances in England, 1509-1640

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Anti-enclosure riots, tenurial and rent disputes, and game poaching are among the many types of 'village revolts' that occurred between the accession of Henry VIII and the meeting of the Short Parliament. Based on case studies from equity court records, this book offers new insight into the impact of agrarian change, demographic expansion, and technological innovation, adding considerably to our knowledge of developments in the law of public order in 16th- and 17th-century England.
  • 943.085    
  • 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.
  • 943.086    
  • 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.
  • 943.1087    
  • 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.
  • 943.6`05`0924    
  • 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.
  • 943.905    
  • 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.
  • 944.083    
  • 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.
  • 946.081    
  • The Friends of Durruti Group: 1937-1939
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    The story of a group of anarchists engaged in the Spain of 1936 to 1939 during one of the most thoroughgoing social and economic revolutions of all time.
  • 947.08    
  • Russia in Revolution 1900-1930
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    A portrait of thirty years of political and artistic upheaval.
  • 949.208'3092    
  • 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.
  • 956.04--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 956.05'4-dc23    
  • 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.
  • 956.05/4    
  • BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions 
    The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    The case for a rights-based BDS campaign against Israeli occupation and apartheid.
  • 956.7044'3    
  • 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.
  • 956.94054092    
  • The Only House Left Standing
    The Middle East Journals of Tom Hurndall

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A journey through the life and thoughts of the late Tom Hurndall, a British photojournalist fatally wounded in Gaza in April 2003.
  • 959.7    
  • 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.
  • 960.3    
  • 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.
  • 970.004/97    
  • A Little Matter of Genocide
    Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 2001
    In this provocative collection of essays, Ward Churchill examines the definition of genocide -- in legal as well as cultural terms. Churchill reveals how the international definition of the crime of genocide has been subverted to meet various political ends -- and demonstrates why the historic and contemporary suffering of indigenous peoples should be included in this category.
  • 970.00497    
  • 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.
  • 970.01'1--dc22    
  • 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.
  • 970.01/5    
  • 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.
  • 970.01/5    
  • 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.
  • 970.1    
  • 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.
  • 970.471    
  • 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.
  • 970.47127    
  • Halfbreed; A Proud and Bitter Canadian Legacy
    A Proud and Bitter Canadian Legacy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  • 971    
  • Canada: A People's History
    Volume Two

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001   Published: 2002
    Canadian history from the 1870s to the 1990s.
  • 971    
  • 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.
  • 971    
  • 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.
  • 971'.00497    
  • 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.
  • 971.0623    
  • 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.
  • 971.063'3    
  • The Un-Canadians
    True Stores of the blacklist Era

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Details the blacklisting which took place in Canada during the Cold War years.
  • 971.064    
  • Underground Times
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
  • 971.064'3    
  • 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 Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
  • 971.064'7    
  • Derailed
    The Betrayal of the National Dream

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  • 971.064'8    
  • 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.
  • 971.0647    
  • 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.
  • 971.1'1    
  • This Was Our Valley
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  • 971.23'400497352    
  • 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.
  • 971.3'00497    
  • Aboriginal Ontario
    Historical Perspectives on the First Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
  • 971.3'03    
  • 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.
  • 971.404    
  • Rumours of War
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
  • 971.6'004114    
  • The Acadians of Nova Scotia Past and Present
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    A study of Acadian history from the earliest days of French settlement to present-day Acadian communities.
  • 971.7    
  • 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.
  • 971/.00497    
  • Prison of Grass (Revised Edition)
    Canada from a Native Point of View

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975   Published: 1989
    In Prison of Grass, Adams contrasts the official history found in the federal government's documents with the unpublished history of the Indian and Métis people.
  • 972.86    
  • 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."
  • 973.2/7    
  • From Resistance to Revolution
    Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1992
    An examination of the step-by-step process through which the extra-legal institutions of the colonial resistance movement assumed authority from the British.
  • 973.7/13    
  • Bitterly Divided 
    The South's Inner Civil War

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Historian David Williams lays bare the myth of a united confederacy, revealing that the South was in fact fighting two civil wars — an external one that we know so much about and an internal one about which there is scant literature and virtually no public awareness.
  • 973.890971    
  • 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.
  • 973.92--dc21    
  • 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.
  • 973.922    
  • 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.
  • 973.928 -- dc21    
  • 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.
  • 973.931 22    
  • 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.
  • 976.3/03    
  • American Uprising
    The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Historian Daniel Rasmussen reveals the long-forgotten history of America’s largest slave uprising, the New Orleans slave revolt of 1811, offering new insight into American expansionism, the path to Civil War, and the earliest grassroots push to overcome slavery.
  • 977    
  • Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Focuses on the Great Lakes Region, in both Canada and the United States.
  • 977.3'11043    
  • Chicago '68
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    A vivid history of the political and social movements of that turbulent time, when the power structure felt itself threatened by social movements that rejected much of what it stood for.
  • 978.1/033 22    
  • 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."
  • 994.02    
  • 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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