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A Way Express Organization profile published 1988 Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1988
Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information Malicious Government Prosecution Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Information Freedom They Can't Stop the Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Aaron Swartz was a target of a deliberately vicious, sadistic government campaign in which the federal government wanted to make his pain an example to the entire progressive techie community. Whats more, his death was the outcome of a policy that is a threat to human freedom.
Abahlali baseMjondolo Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A shack-dwellers' movement in South Africa.
Abandonando el Interés Público Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Las sociedades industriales aprendieron, en el curso de décadas, que los intereses privados no pueden ser usados para salvaguardar el interés público cuando entran en conflicto con sus propios intereses. Fue una lección dura, aprendida con el costo de muchas vidas, pero el resultado fue que gradualmente, pieza por pieza, país a país, una infraestructura pública de regulaciones y agencias y procedimientos fue obtenida para proteger la salud pública y la seguridad. Esa infraestructura está siendo minimizada ahora, no sólo por fuera, sino por dentro de las propias instituciones gubernamentales.
Abandoning the Public Interest Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Published: 2001 The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
Abandonner l'intérêt publique Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Les sociétés industrielles ont appris au cour de décennies, que les intérêts privées ne peuvent être fait confiance de sauvegarder l'intérêt publique si il y à conflit avec leurs intérêts. C'étais une dure leçon apprie aux coûts de plusieurs vies, mais le résultat à été graduellement, pièce par pièce, pays par pays, une infrastructure de régulations publiques et d'agences et procédés mis sur pied pour protéger la santé publique et la sécurité. L'infrastructure est maintenant sapée pas seulement de l'extérieur, mais du gouvernement même.
Abbey, Edward Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies. (1927-1989).
Abbie's Road 1936-1989 Twenty-Three Years After His Passing, We Republish Abbie Hoffman's 1989 Obituary by His Student and Co-Conspirator Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning, he wrote while he was on the run. Of all his accomplishments, he would probably like to be remembered as the guy who levitated the Pentagon. But the real miracle of Abbie Hoffman was how he raised the collective spirit of our nation, and of the human race.
The ABC of Communism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1920 Written as a commentary on the Bolshevik Party program, combining a vision of communist society with a program for practical action.
The ABC of National Liberation Movements Resource Type: Article First Published: 1969 A war is politics continued by other, that is forcible, means. Our attitude toward a war must be congruent with our attitude toward the politics of which it is the continuation. This determines our principled position on the question of whether to support or oppose a given war - not primarily our opinion of the men, the government or the class leading the war, not our opinion of their past or present crimes. The latter considerations will be very relevant to how we support or oppose a war, but not to whether we do.
The ABCs of the Economic Crisis What Working Peole Need to Know Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009 Rich, powerful people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences -- lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living standards. How could this happen?
Abdi, Dekha Ibrahim Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article A global peacemaker from rural Kenya who has engaged in peace work and conflict resolution in many of the world's most divided countries. Her comprehensive methodology combines grassroots activism, soft but uncompromising leadership, and spiritual motivation drawing on the teachings of Islam. (Born 1964).
Abolition of Slavery Timeline Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Timelines tracing abolition in specific countries, abolition of the trade in slaves and abolition throughout empires.
The Abolition of the State Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007 Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary to replace its functions? Would a transitional dictatorship of the proletariat be needed or will it be possible to immediately abolish the state? Does modern technology require a centralized institution such as the state? Throughout the history of revolutions, the people have created workplace councils and neighborhood assemblies--how could these replace the state?
Abolitionism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A movement in Western Europe and the Americas to end the slave trade and emancipate slaves.
Aboriginal Newspapers List Resource Type: Article Lists aboriginal publications (past and present) held in print or microform in the collection of Library and Archives Canada.
Aboriginal Ontario Historical Perspectives on the First Nations Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada Current Trends and Issues Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Ideas for developing Aboriginal institutions to provide social programs including for indigenous people in cities.
Aboriginal Support Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1983 A newsletter first printed in the summer of 1983 by the Aboriginal Support Committee.
Abortion and Conscience Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 I am as in favour of a womans right to abortion as I am hostile to Creationism. I recognize, however, a fundamental difference between insisting that all biology teachers teach the theory of evolution and forcing a doctor to perform an abortion against his or her will. I recognize, too, a fundamental difference between defending a womans right to choose and insisting that this includes the right to compel a doctor to perform an abortion. Not to recognise such distinctions is to distort the very idea of morality.
An Abortion Doctor's Jailhouse Journal Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 With Dr. Tillers death, we are painfully reminded of how abortion doctors are subject to ongoing harassment and even death. The question of what motivates such doctors to continue to provide abortions is once again front and center.
Abortion Stays Legal Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 Bill C-43 was defeated in 1991, keeping abortion legal in Canada.
Abortion: Stories from North and South Resource Type: Film/Video First Published: 1984 Singer's film allows us to see abortions as a global phenomenon which transcends race, religion and boundary. Women from various parts of the world share their experiences. From Ireland where contraception and abortion are illegal, to urban Peru where backstreet abortions are commonplace to Japan where women bound by ancient traditions of formality, deference and silence cannot share their experience of abortion. One of the striking points of the film is that abortion continues to be practiced despite moral and legal constraints. This film is a testimony to the courage and determination of women. Also available in French: L'Avortement - Histoire secrète.
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.
Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 An argument against what Collini calls the 'declinist thesis', the belief that contemporary intellectual life is getting increasingly dumbed down and stagnant. Declinists, Collini suggests, are in denial of reality and ignorant of history. Collini also skewers those who, like Edward Said, represent themselves as 'outsiders' while basking in the glamour of in-group recognition.
Abstract Labour and Value in Marx's System Resource Type: Article First Published: 1927 Published: 1978 The lecture develops one of the main themes of Rubin's Essays on Marx's Theory of Value, thus providing a useful introduction to the latter work, while developing beyond it in important respects. The lecture aims to bring out more clearly than had the Essays the distinction between the social commensurability of labour that is characteristic of any society that is based on the division of labour, and the specific form in which this commensuration is achieved in capitalist society, the form of abstract labour.
Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movements protests and marches are not only exposed to police brutality but also to a sort of judicial lottery when detained. The situation varies from state to state, according to local laws, but the freedom to report news and information is being violated almost everywhere, not only for professional journalists but also for bloggers and for activists who want to cover the protests themselves.
The Absurdity of Hi-Tech Servitude What You Sacrifice to Hold a Job in the New Economy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In terms of "jobs," war is evidently a burgeoning growth-industry. Back in the "Homeland," the demands of "internal-security" offer new openings for countless other "surplus-persons" in need of some "employment"as law-enforcement and anti-terrorism personnel, prison guardsor prison inmates.
The Absurdity of "Independent" Kosovo A Saga of Injustice and Hypocrisy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The West's entire approach to Kosovo has been marked by sordid dishonesty and bad faith, supporting national self-determination and the right to secession in one place and territorial integrity in another, cheering on ethnic cleansing by one ethnic group and demanding war crimes trials for another, trumpeting the virtues of majority rule when it's convenient to do so and threatening to impose sanctions and penalties on majorities when that's convenient. For the Americans, Kosovo is nothing more than the hinterland of a giant military base.
Abu Ghraib: The Politics of Torture Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 A series of essays on the Abu Ghraib prison and the political climate surrounding the Bush Administration's intervention into Iraq.
Abu-Jamal, Mumia Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An African-American activist who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer. His conviction was based on dubious evidence and dubious legal proceedings. (Born 1954).
Abusive Conditions as China Goes Capitalist Against The Current vol. 113 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The second meeting of the 10th National Peoples Congress, held in March 2004, made some amendments to the Constitution. The clause citizens legitimate private property will not be violated has been added to further defend private property rights and inheritance rights.
The Academic Boycott Debate Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 An excellent summary and commentary on a debate at Ryerson University about whether Israel should be subjected to an academic boycott because of its human rights violations.
Academic Freedom Threatened in Ontario Universities Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 While most academics would agree that a university should be a place where critical debate is fostered, what is academic freedom when the freedom to attend classes without being bombed isn't even assured? Academic freedom falters it seems when it comes to Palestine, whether in the Middle East or in North America. Not only is there no realizable academic freedom for Palestinians, but also, even in North America, students and faculty raising critical viewpoints about Israel find themselves muffled, accused of anti-Semitism, threatened with disciplinary action, or, in the case of former Depaul University professor, Norman Finkelstein, out of a job entirely.
Academics Urge Government Climate Action Sources News Release Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter points out the time frame of reductions is critical.
Access Community - Media Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Proposal for funding for a community media resource unit.
Access Denied The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering Resource Type: Book First Published: 2008 Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information -- often about politics, but also relating to sexuality, culture, or religion -- that they deem too sensitive for ordinary citizens. Access Denied documents and analyzes Internet filtering practices in over three dozen countries.
Accord Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1982 Publication for victim offender ministries.
An Account from Madison Against The Current vol. 152 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Among the first publicized actions in opposition to the union-busting Budget Repair Bill was the Teaching Assistants Association (TAA) February 14th delivery of valentines to Governor Walkers office. Colin, an adjunct professor of English and a new member of Solidarity, recalls: We marched on the sidewalk, not the street People would look at each other to make sure others were chanting. Some clearly felt embarrassed and most didnt know the chants.
Accounts of Wrath The Family Farm Under Siege Resource Type: Article First Published: 1983
Accumulation and Control of Labor Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Bob Brenner has written a book that is clearly important and I respect him for tackling the issues and working on them so assiduously. His work is clear and I have found it very useful in clarifying my ideas but I find it hard to agree with it.
The Accumulation of Capital Resource Type: Book First Published: 1913 Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
The Accumulation of Capital An Anti-Critique The Accumulation of Capital, or What the Epigones Have Made of Marx's Theory Resource Type: Book First Published: 1915 Published: 1921 Rosa Luxemburg's reply to the critics of her book The Accumulation of Capital. Originally written in 1915 while Luxemburg was interned in the womens prison, Barnimstrasse, Berlin, and published after her death.
Acerca de Connexions Resource Type: Article Published: 2011 Connexions es un proyecto canadiense creado para conectar a las personas que trabajan por la justicia social, con información, recursos y otras personas.
The Acheron in Motion Resource Type: Article First Published: 1918 The healthy class instinct of the proletariat rebels against the schema of parliamentary cretinism. 'The liberation of the working class must be the work of the working class itself,' says the Communist Manifesto. And the'working class' is not a few hundred elected representatives who control society's destiny with speeches and rebuttals.
Acid Earth The Global Threat of Acid Pollution Resource Type: Book Published: 1985 This is the new, revised and updated version of McCormic's comprehensive book on the subject of acid rain and its effect on the environment.
An Act Of State Terrorism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 We have to appeal to the core of people who have already been active on one level or another around the Palestinian question, or those who are already convinced, to re-galvanize the movement, and go out and convince yet wider layers of people. We must argue the Palestinian case, and also push the case more generally to very wide layers of people.
An Action a Day Keeps Global Capitalism Away Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004
Action Will Be Taken Left Anti-Intellectualism and Its Discontents Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Marxism's decline isn't just an intellectual concern -- it too has practical effects. If you lack any serious understanding of how capitalism works, then it's easy to delude yourself into thinking that moral appeals to the consciences of CEOs and finance ministers will have some effect. You might think that central banks' habit of provoking recessions when the unemployment rate gets too low is a policy based on a mere misunderstanding. You might think that structural adjustment and imperial war are just bad lifestyle choices.
Active Partners Education and Local Development Resource Type: Book First Published: 1996 Discusses the crucial role of schools as mediators between national and international trends and community initiatives towards sustainable development.
Activism Under Attack Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989 What does it say about democracy in Canada when people can be singled out, arrested, jailed, and kept out of a public place at the arbitrary whim of political organizers or police?
Activism! direct action, hacktivism and the future of society Resource Type: Book First Published: 2002 Many schools of thought assert that Western culture has never been more politically apathetic. Tim Jordan's Activism! refutes this claim.Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape.
The ACTivist Periodical profile published 1984 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1984 Published since 1984 by ACT for the Earth, The ACTivist educates and mobilizes people and communities to take action for peace, ecology and human rights.
Activist archiving in Toronto Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
The Activist Cookbook A Hands-on Manual for Organizers, Artists and Educators who want to get their message across in powerful, creative ways Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Published: 1999 Spicy recipes for fighting economic injustice.
ACTivist now monthly Periodical profile published 1992 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1992
Adalen shootings Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A series of events in and around the sawmill district of Ådalen, Kramfors Municipality, Ångermanland, Sweden, in May 1931 during which five persons were killed by Swedish military troops called in as reinforcements by the police.
Adbusters Periodical profile Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) Adbusters magazine Internet site with spoof ads, anti-advertising messages, articles.
Addiction and Control Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in prison to maximize their profits. They also need to spend as little as possible on the inmates and staff. Thus, America has over 2.3 million people incarcerated; more than any other country.
Adding Insult to Injury Debating Redistribution, Recognition, and Representation Resource Type: Book First Published: 2008 This volume collects the responses of leading American social theorists to issues dealing with the rise of identity politics. Nancy Fraser#s widely-cited work looks at ways to combine multiculturalism with a commitment to egalitarianism.
Addresbuch Alternativer Projekte Resource Type: Book Over 500 pages (5" x 7 1/2), written mostly in German. An extensive European resource guide to alternative projects. Contains several indices including an index of the alternative press.
Address by President Nelson Mandela at the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 It behoves all South Africans, themselves erstwhile beneficiaries of generous international support, to stand up and be counted among those contributing actively to the cause of freedom and justice. All of us need to do more in supporting the struggle of the people of Palestine for self-determination; in supporting the quest for peace, security and friendship in this region.
Address of the International Working Men's Association to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America Resource Type: Article First Published: 1865 The workingmen of Europe feel sure that, as the American War of Independence initiated a new era of ascendancy for the middle class, so the American Antislavery War will do for the working classes. They consider it an earnest of the epoch to come that it fell to the lot of Abraham Lincoln, the single-minded son of the working class, to lead his country through the matchless struggle for the rescue of an enchained race and the reconstruction of a social world.
Addressing the Violence: My Roadmap to Peace Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 In order for peace to set sail there should be some guiding principles. The most important is equality. This is not to say that the conflict is between two equals. Overwhelming Israeli power and unconditional United States support has no comparison on the Palestinian side, other than the tragic balance of terror that has been reached with Israel through suicide bombing. But neither side should be treated differently from the other.
Adelante Periodical profile published 1982 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1982
ADL Spies The Strange History of the Anti-Defamation League Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the exposure of a nation-wide spying operation run by the ADL that went back at least five decades.
The ADL Spying Case Is Over, But The Struggle Continues Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 The Anti-Defamation League, an organization that claims to be a defender of civil rights, has engaged in a vast spying operation directed against American citizens opposed to Israels policies in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza and to the apartheid policies of the government of South Africa.
Adorno, Theodor W. Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article German-born international intellectual, sociologist, philosopher, musicologist, and composer. (1903-1969).
Advanced Capitalism and the Revolutionary Left Towards a New Practice Resource Type: Article First Published: 1973 The programme of the Winnipeg Labour Collective, its understanding of socialism's past forms and its conception of socialism's future.
Adventures in Marxism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1999 Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
Adventures of the Communist Manifesto Resource Type: Book Draper offers a comprehensive overview of the whole intellectual history of the Manifesto, combined with a new, strictly literal English-language translation. This translation is a major contribution, and the book as a whole is a gem.
Advertising overload New Internationalist September 2006 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 2006 A look at big brand mass advertising and the effects on how people think and feel.
Advice on Hiring a Media Trainer Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 Media training is highly recommended for any media spokesperson, whether a novice or a veteran.
Advocacy Journalism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A genre of journalism that intentionally and transparently adopts a non-objective viewpoint, usually for some social or political purpose.
LAffair Miliband Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The demonization of Ralph Miliband raises a few issues avoided by both the Tory and the liberal press. These relate to Milibands own political views on Britain, its political institutions as well as the world at large; the context of the first Lord Rothermeres addiction to Mussolini and Hitler and their English offspring in Britain (Oswald Mosley and gang but not them alone) right up till September 1939 and the question of patriotism and its compatibility with leftwing views.
Affirmative Action or Class Solidarity? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Affirmative action continues the game of pitting people against each other. It distorts what people mean by racial justice, which would require decent jobs for all. Instead the government promotes unemployment while it encourages competition among racial groups. There is only one "group" that the powerful do not want us to identify with-the working class. The ruling elite know that they can keep groups based on race or gender fighting each other forever. The elite cannot control a united working class.
Affirmative Distraction: Elimination of Affirmative Action at U-Massachusetts Against The Current vol. 82 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 The west wind has blown east. The elimination of affirmative action in Texas, California, and Washington's public university systems seemed like a phenomenon isolated to highly competitive west-coast state universitiesuntil February 1999, when the University of Massachusetts announced that it too would eliminate the use of race-based admissions policies and scholarship programs.
Afghanistan Resource Type: Article First Published: 1857 Published: 1858 An encyclopedia article by Engels.
Afghanistan 1979-1992 America's Jihad Resource Type: Article Published: 1995 An account of CIA and American involvement in Afghanistan since 1979
Afghanistan: the Smell of Defeat Cut-and-Run Time Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The United States hasnt liberated Afghanistan. It hasnt rebuilt Afghanistan. It hasnt removed the warlords from power, curtailed opium production, established strong democratic institutions, or improved life for ordinary working people. The US hasnt achieved any of its strategic objectives.
Africa A Directory of Resources Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988
Africa in Crisis The Causes, The Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy Resource Type: Book
African-American Socialist Pioneer Against The Current vol. 144 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In holding aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America, Winston James singled out Hubert Henry Harrison for his pioneering role in what became known as the New Negro radicalism of the 1920s. Yet, James noted, Harrison remained an understudied figure who had not been the subject of a major biography.
African Americans' Forced Labor Against The Current vol. 147 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 As Americans we are taught that slavery was abolished after the Civil War. A close reading of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution reveals, however, that this was not exactly the case. Although this amendment did outlaw slavery for the majority of American citizens, anyone convicted of a crime could still, quite legally, be kept in a state of bondage without claims on civil liberties and without remuneration for their forced labor.
African Americans Ignored in the Age of Obama Against The Current vol. 162 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 A truly equal and diverse United States is not possible unless all Americans come to grips with the origins of the race issue, its centrality to U.S. politics, and why African-American issues must be central to revitalizing the civil rights and labour movements which also requires rebuilding the dream for full equality by direct action.
African Awakening: The Emerging Revolutions Resource Type: Book First Published: 2011 An inclusive account of the source of popular discontent and an insight into the struggle for democratization, from the popular uprisings in Northern Africa all the way into the heartland of the African continent.
African Mine Workers' Strike of 1946 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A strike, by mine workers of Witwatersrand, which started on August 12, 1946 and lasted around 1 week. The strike was attacked by police and over the week, at least 1,248 workers were wounded and at least 9 killed.
African Odyssey Turns to the South The Great Migrations Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Chronicles the economic hardships faced by Africans and the means they take to alleviate their suffering.
Afro-Asian Collaborations Against The Current vol. 138 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 At a moment when the national media are abuzz with predictions of a new era of post-racial politics, Fred Ho and Bill Mullens anthology on the intersections of African and Asian Americans remind us of the complex ways that race has shaped and continues to shape our lives in this country. Afro Asia compiles a diverse set of essays that illuminate a repressed tradition, spanning the early 19th century onwards, of creative political and cultural resistance grounded in Afro-Asian collaboration and connectivity.
AFSCME 3299 Fights Back Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In February 2009, four months after the economy crashed, the members of AFSCME Local 3299 ratified a contract with the University of California that has rightfully been called historic for the relative gains won by the union on wages and the wage structure. The union represents service and patient-care technical workers, who struggled for more than 18 months to win this agreement.
After 9/11: Whose Security? Against The Current vol. 115 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Since 9/11 the United States has been obsessed with "security" in a very particular senseprotection from intentional threats to our safety and well being, as in "Office of Homeland Security," "our national security," "the conflict between civil liberties and security considerations," "security was tightened," or, more mundanely, "security guards."
After Bennet A New Politics For British Columbia Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986
After Katrina: A View from the Ground Against The Current vol. 122 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 interview with Isaac Steiner. Against The Current interviewed Isaac Steiner, a member of Solidarity in Atlanta, about his experiences in a grassroots reconstruction project in New Orleans.
After Oaxaca's Popular Rebellion Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Think about it, a popular bumper sticker read, 6 more years would be 86. On July 4, 2010, the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca held statewide elections. Despite open vote-buying and other fraud perpetrated by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), it was not enough to ensure victory on this occasion, thereby ending 81 years of uninterrupted PRI rule in Oaxaca.
After Obama's Health Care Law Against The Current vol. 147 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 How can the single-payer health care movement move ahead after Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? The right wing wants to repeal the law, which it sees as intrusive big government. Single-payer activists are rightly angry that the bill fails to produce the universal national health insurance that our society desperately needs, and instead provides massive subsidies to the private corporate insurance vampires.
After Pakistan's Election Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Throughout Pakistan the massive anti-Musharraf vote on 18 February, 2008 spoke volumes: We do not like the military dictatorship; we want Musharraf out.
After Pinkville In Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal on Vietnam Resource Type: Article First Published: 1971 Chomsky begins by expressing criticism of the peace movement protestors. He claims that their demands on the US government to "stop bombing and enter negotiations" in Vietnam were insufficient; they should have instead called for immediate withdrawal and adherence to international law. Chomsky then turns his criticism towards the American moral standing, citing one professors take on foreign policy: "To crush the people's war, we must eliminate the people". He parallels this to the moral level of Nazi Germany and questions the US's lack of moral considerations in the Vietnam War.
After Shock & Gawk Against The Current vol. 114 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 November 3 began with a shock the early morning newscast reporting the front page of The London Daily Mirror: How Can 59,054,087 People be So Dumb? Culminating what had seemed the longest and unceasingly miserable campaign in U.S. history and in its wake, the most inconceivable of outcomes: The brazen robber was presented the reward!!
After Stalinism: An Exchange Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 I FOUND SUSAN Weissman's piece The Russian Revolution Revisited (ATC 75, July/August 1998) a refreshingly readable synopsis of a complex historical problem. While I agree with most of her analysis (with one exception noted), I do not think her conclusion follows from this analysis.
After Ten Years On Trotsky's The Revolution Betrayed Resource Type: Article First Published: 1946
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.
After the Democrats' Debacle Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 How far have politics moved to the right in the United States and for how long? Although were going to press before the November 2 midterm elections, youre probably reading it after the anticipated Democratic debacle and the attendant speculation about the viability of the Obama presidency. Whether the Democrats have retained slim majority control of one or both houses of Congress obviously matters for some legislative purposes and power relations, but our view of the broad trends is pretty much the same either way.
After the Destruction Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 As Barack Obama mounted the Washington, DC inaugural stage on the euphoric morning of January 20, 2009, in Gaza the sounds of Israels invasion the U.S.-supplied F-16s bombing runs, the artillery shells that accurately hit their targets of hospitals and clinics and refugee schools with children inside, the clearly-marked made-in-USA canisters of white phosphorus that burn people alive from the inside, the newly field-tested DIME bombs that efficiently tear multiple limbs off the victims had gone at least temporarily silent.
After the Floods, the IMF Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Pakistan in recent years has found itself in the headlights of the international press with increasingly regularity. As Obamas surge into Af-Pak has taken shape over the last 12 months, the country and its people have been thrust to the forefront of political discussion for forces left, right and center.
After the Party Corruption and the ANC Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009 Andrew Feinstein is a former member of the African National Congress, and a critic of corruption within the congress. In his analysis, Feinstein discusses things such as the repression of debate within the party, lack of investigations into arms deals, and a failure to criticize Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe.
After the Revolution, What? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 A revolution to politically defeat a social class can take place relatively quickly compared to the task of re-shaping an entire society and economy by very different values. A fundamentally new kind of economy must therefore be able to arise somewhat gradually from the old, or it probably can never arise at all.
After the "Special Period" Against The Current vol. 89 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 U.S. activists interview Cuban student. In July, Solidarity supporters Tim Marshall, Rachel Quinn and Sara Abraham had the opportunity to take classes at the University of Havana as a part of the Language and Culture program sponsored by Global Exchange. We met many people willing to share their opinions on the political and economic situation of the country. Everyone talked about how difficult the "special period" (early 1990s) was but felt that Cuba was emerging from this critical time.
After the War Ends Resource Type: Article First Published: 1917 When the soldiers return to their homes, new misery and new want are grinning at them. Awful as have been the sufferings that war has brought, in one respect the lot of the proletarians is still worse in times of peace. In war times the workers are needed; the bourgeoisie needs their enthusiasm, their willingness to sacrifice, their good will # the spirit of the army is an important factor in warfare. Money, therefore, becomes a secondary consideration, subservient to the aims of the war; aid and assistance are granted with unaccustomed liberality. The working class suffers, it is butchered, but those at home at least maintain a certain livelihood. That ceases with the coming of peace. The workers are not longer needed as soldiers; they are no longer comrades, defenders of the fatherland, heroes. Once more they become beasts of burden, objects of exploitation. Let them look for work, if they are hungry.
After the Wheeler Occupation Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 One astute observer of the Wheeler occupation noted that the events of November 20 represented a synthesis of the twin strategies of the current student movement: popular organizing in the form of general assemblies on the one hand, and a militant resistance enamored of occupations on the other.
After Typhoon Haiyan: The true face of the capitalist state Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 In times of disaster, the capitalist state shows its true face. In the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, thousands are dead, bodies lie uncollected in the streets, tens of thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, and survivors are without food, water, shelter, medical care, or essential supplies. Meanwhile the police and the military are guarding stores to prevent people from hauling off food, water and other supplies.
Aftermath Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 Chomsky discusses various consequences of the Gulf war, both the negative and those perceived as triumphs.
A.G.A.I.N./Direct Services/Employment: Introduction to Employment Strategies & Note on the Consultation A.G.A.I.N. Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Critiques of government employment strategies in the urban core/skid row areas.
Against All Odds Resource Type: Article First Published: 1985 The shadow haunting the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will realize they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless the whole edifice is in danger of collapse.
Against Capitalism The European Left on the March Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007
Against Censorship Resource Type: Article First Published: 1995 Some of us would rather not have customs officials and cops deciding what we can read or look at.
Against His-story, Against Leviathan! Resource Type: Book First Published: 1983 How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labour, professional armies, social discipline, nationalist, ethnic and class fervour.
Against multiculturalism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 Multiculturalism is an authoritarian, anti-human outlook. True political progress requires not recognition but action, not respect but questioning, not the invocation of the Thought Police but the forging of common bonds and collective struggles.
Against Post-Modernism A Marxist Critique Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 Callinocos argues that the relativism preached by post-modernists leaves us with no objective criteria by which to reject those who would falsify the past.
Against School How public education cripples our kids, and why Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 An essay by a retired teacher on the infantilization of children by the public school system. This intellectual history of US public school curiculum reveals that it was conceived as a democratic means to a reflexively obedient work force.
Against Sectarianism The Challenge of the Labor Party Resource Type: Article First Published: 1974 Members of the Socialist League argue that Trotskyist-socialists should continue to work within the NDP with the goal of winning the ranks of the NDP to a socialist program.
Against the Current Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1986 Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Against the Holy Alliance Against The Current vol. 81 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 MIGHT IS RIGHT! On June 3rd, the 72nd day of this horrid though undeclared war, it looked like a deal had been struck or, rather, imposed. The Russians having been bullied or bribed to align themselves on the NATO positions, Belgrade stood alone and Milosevic had to surrender.
Against the Market Political Economy, Market Socialism and the Marxist Critique Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993
Against the Politics of Tolerance: Islam, Sexuality and Belonging in the Netherlands Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 What could be wrong with tolerance? Would I perhaps prefer intolerance? Of course not -- but if we take a harder look at the concept and the way it was employed, we are able to see that tolerance has a paradoxical meaning in present day society. It is accompanied, in fact, by virulent forms of intolerance and exclusion. To illustrate, we may have a look at the debate about Islam in the Netherlands starting in 2001.
The Age of Consent A Manifesto for a New World Order Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 A critique of the existing system of power and a proposal for international democracy.
The Age of Empire 1875 - 1914 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 Published: 1996 Covers the rise of bourgeois society, the growth of free market capitalism and the expansion of European colonialism abroad.
Age of Extremes The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1994 Published: 1997 A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
The Age of Hell Entrenching Murder as the American Way Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The Washington Post has just laid out, in horrifying, soul-slaughtering detail, the Obama Administrations ongoing effort to expand, entrench and codify the practice of murder and terrorism by the United States government. The avowed, deliberate intent of these sinister machinations is to embed the use of death squads and drone terror attacks into the policy apparatus of future administrations, so that the killing of human beings outside all pretense of legal process will go on, year after year after year, even when the Nobel Peace Laureate has left office.
The Age of Imperialism The Economics of U.S. Foreign Policy Resource Type: Book First Published: 1966 Published: 1968
The Age of Insecurity Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 Chronicles the rise and fall of the Britain's welfare state and attacks British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party for selling out to world capitalism and Europe.
The Age of Outrage Values-based Action and the positive power of public protest Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Based on direct experience and extensive research including law enforcement reports, public opinion surveys, and ongoing scanning and anaylysis of news and Internet sources, this book reveals the six key values-symbols that trigger public fear and create political and corporate change.
Age Shock How Finance is Failing Us Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 Blackburn examines the realities of an aging demographic in the midst of the disintegration, from both a monetary and social obligation perspective, of sound financial conditions for the elderly.
Ageism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Also called age discrimination, it is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups because of their age.
Agency settles in Canada Organization profile published 1992 Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1992 Inactive/Defunct Organization
Agenda for a New Economy From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth - Second Edition Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009 Korten offers in-depth advice on how to mount a grassroots campaign to bring about an economy based on locally owned, community oriented living enterprises whose success is measured as much by their positive impact on people and the environment as by their positive balance sheet.
An Agenda for Change The Right to the Freedom of Expression in Nepal Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Publication on the Agenda for Change: The Right to Freedom of Expression in Nepal.
Agent provocateur Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A person employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act.
Aggett, Neil Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article South African physician and labour activist who was tortured and killed by the apartheid 'security forces'. (1953-1982).
Aging: a process of discovery A review of Look Me in the Eye: Old Woman, Aging and Ageism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1985 Review of a collection of essays by Barbara Macdonald and Cynthia Rich, in which they speak with honesty and clarity about ageism, aging and the inevitability and imminence of death.
Agnes Macphail Champion of the Underdog Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000
The Agony of the American Left Resource Type: Book First Published: 1969 A series of essays analyzing the issues facing socialism in the United States.
Agrarian-Industrial Revolt Against The Current vol. 137 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Reformers and radicals in the post-reconstruction South faced a daunting set of circumstances. Many of these are well known: In the former confederacy, Black laborers were eventually shut out of the electoral process via disfranchisement, terrorized by legislation, a lien system not dissimilar to slavery, and rampant violence. The convict-lease system put the state, via farmers' prisoners (largely Black men), in conflict with free labor that might be organized. Prospects for organizing biracial resistance were slim as the color line was diligently policed by force and ideology.
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.
An Agreement of the Free People of England Manifesto of the Levellers Resource Type: Article First Published: 1649 The Levellers were an informal alliance of agitators and pamphleteers who came together during the English Civil War (1642-1648) to demand constitutional reform and equal rights under the law. Levellers believed all men were born free and equal and possessed natural rights that resided in the individual, not the government. They believed that each man should have freedom limited only by regard for the freedom of others. They believed the law should equally protect the poor and the wealthy.
An Agreement of the People for a firm and present peace upon grounds of common right Resource Type: Article First Published: 1647 Having by our late labours and hazards made it appear to the world at how high a rate we value our just freedom, and God having so far owned our cause as to deliver the enemies thereof into our hands, we do now hold ourselves bound in mutual duty to each other to take the best care we can for the future to avoid both the danger of returning into a slavish condition.
Agreement on terms Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 I have come to accept that western journalists cannot accurately, let alone objectively, represent the Middle East and the Arab world. The problem is not that journalists do not always adhere to their own professional codes and methods, though that does happen. It is that even if correspondents strictly obey all the rules, they still present a fundamentally biased and skewed picture of the Middle East.
Agriculture issue Periodical profile published 1991 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1991
Ah-Hah! A New Approach to Popular Education Resource Type: Book First Published: 1983 AH-HAH seminars are designed to organize groups of comman interests, especially workers, to come to a common understanding.
Aid/Bangladesh 30 years of aid in Bangladesh New Internationalist March 2001 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 2001 A look into the history of Bangladesh and the existence of inequality and poverty in the country.
Aid Cut Resource Type: Article First Published: 1992 Not only is our government incapable of appreciating the Nordic and EC point of view, it evens refuses to be honest about aid program: lying about aid cuts, saying one thing about development and doing something else in the field.
AIDS: Trading Fears for Facts: A Guide for Teens Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989
AIPAC: Israel's U.S. Spy Den Against The Current vol. 113 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The socialist Left must remain clear in its avoidance of a conspiratorial view of history. The entire U.S. political spectrum in the aftermath of the 2000 election, and especially since 9/11, has been awash with conspiracy theories. With deep roots in our political culture, ahistorical conspiratorial views of the workings of the world, devoid of any class understanding or a structural and institutional analysis of what we live in, come bubbling to the surface, especially during times of "national crisis."
AIPACs Doomsday Conference It's the End of the World Again Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Iran, Israel, and the improbability of nuclear attack.
Air Force Invades the Rocky Mountains Sky Grab Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Communities throughout rural America are fighting to stop more Air Force flights overhead. In addition to New Mexico and Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona, Kentucky and Maine are some of the other states fighting intrusive low-level flights.
Airbrushing Barbarity The Warped Language of Public Policy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Couching moral/political matters in technocratic language helps us forget the unpleasantness of the underlying incivility and brutality of political measures. Political discourse is fundamentally dishonest in that it airbrushes barbarity.
AKPress Resource Type: Website A worker-run book publisher and distributor organized around anarchist principles. Our goal is to make available radical books and other materials, titles that are published by independent presses, not the corporate giants, titles with which you can make a positive change in the world.
Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100 Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 for the 43 members of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 100, working at the Windows on the World restaurant, who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center
Alasdair S. Roberts Resource Type: Website Provides resources relating to Professor Alasdair Roberts' current research on freedom of information law.
Alexa Resource Type: Website Features a database of information about sites that includes statistics, traffic detail pages and related links. Also features tools for Webmasters, and the Alexa Toolbar, which you can install on your computer to contribute to data about Web usage patterns.
Alexandra Kollontai and Red Love Against The Current vol. 81 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 What is Red Loveand more specifically, what is a socialist, or more complexly, a communist theory of love and sexuality?
Algerian War of Independence Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A conflict between France and Algerian independence movements from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France.
Algonquins vs. Frontenac Ventures Against The Current vol. 134 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 I recently returned from a little-publicized political hotbed ignited by Frontenac Ventures Corporation (FVC), a private mining company causing grave injustices against the Ardoch First Nation community in Ontario, Canada.
Ali, Tariq Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Historian, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner, and commentator. (Born 1943).
Alice in Migraland Resource Type: Film/Video First Published: 2013 The story of how undocumented students organized creatively and strategically and got the Federal Government to grant them legal status.
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.
Alienation Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of Terms Resource Type: Article The process whereby people become foreign to the world they are living in.
Alienation Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society Resource Type: Book First Published: 1971
Alienation, Marx's theory of Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article As expressed in the writings of the young Karl Marx, refers to the separation of things that naturally belong together, or to put antagonism between things that are properly in harmony. In the concept's most important use, it refers to the social alienation of people from aspects of their "human nature". He believed that alienation is a systematic result of capitalism.
The All-American Skin Game Resource Type: Book First Published: 1995 Crouch firmly believes that Blacks, having catalyzed the historical struggle of Americans to realize democratic ideals, have at least as much responsibility to maintain them as other groups, and he is most successful in enunciating the importance of democratic principles. For example, Crouch effectively takes apart Afrocentrism, arguing that its advocates not only rely on poor scholarship and dubious historical interpretation in linking Blacks directly to ancient Egyptian civilization, but that even if their arguments were all true, their work scants the very real and powerful history of Black Americans.
All cultures are not equal Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 A common thread binds contemporary Western radicalism and fundamentalist Islam. On the surface the two seem poles apart: fundamentalists loathe Western decadence, Western radicals fear Islamic presumptions of certainty. But what unites the two is that both are rooted in contemporary nihilistic multiculturalism; both express, at best, ambivalence about, at worst outright rejection of, the ideas of modernity, universality, and progress; and both see no real alternative to Western power.
All For One Arguments from the labour trial of the century on the real meaning of unionism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 A trial which challenged the right of unions to exist in Canada.
All in the Family Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A booklet explaining some of the legal consequences which flow from marriage, common law relationships, owning property, and having children.
All Journalism Is 'Advocacy Journalism' Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The claim that journalism 'traditionally' involves 'the dispassionate reporting of facts', that journalists are typically not 'advocates', was advocated by a paid employee of a media corporation, the Washington Post.
All options on the table? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Chomsky responds to the 2008 meetings of world powers which addressed the topic of nuclear proliferation. He highlights the numerous ways in which these talks failed to live up to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
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.
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.
All That We Share A Field Guide to the Commons Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons is a wake-up call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way. As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyonewater, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledge you become a commoner, part of a movement thats reshaping how we will solve the problems facing us in the twenty-first century.
All the World's A Rage? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 In today's political vocabulary, "direct action" is interpreted to mean any form of action short of marking an #X' on a ballot. Throwing a brick through a Starbucks window is certainly a direct action and the thrower of the projectile is making a direct statement against the glass window of the coffee chain; it may even provide the thrower with a flush of adrenaline, but as a strategy it will fail.
All Things Censored Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 A collection of prison essays and radio talks by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been on death row since 1982.
Allan Bérubé, 1946-2007 Against The Current vol. 135 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 An inspiring and broad-ranging queer historian, Allan Bérubé died at the age of 61 on December 11, 2007. He left us with major contributions of exciting historical work, but also important unfinished work that needs to be continued.
Allende, Salvador Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Democratically elected socialist president of Chile, overthrown and killed in a coup engineered by the CIA. (1908-1973).
Alliance of the Libertarian Left Resource Type: Website A multi-tendency coalition of mutualists, agorists, voluntaryists, geolibertarians, left-Rothbardians, green libertarians, dialectical anarchists, radical minarchists, and others on the libertarian left, united by an opposition to statism and militarism, to cultural intolerance (including sexism, racism, and homophobia), and to the prevailing corporatist capitalism falsely called a free market; as well as by an emphasis on education, direct action, and building alternative institutions, rather than on electoral politics, as our chief strategy for achieving liberation.
Allow the Water Resource Type: Book First Published: 1996 The author shares his Christian vision of radical social transformation to develop a society based on the gospels of Jesus. Included are the stories of famous others who have also gone through social transformation, such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., J.S. Woodsworth, Jim and Shirley Douglas and members of the White Rose Movement.
Almada, Martín Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Paraguayan human rights activist known for his outstanding courage in bringing torturers to justice, and promoting democracy, human rights and sustainable development. (Born 1937).
Almanac Singers Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Group of American folk musicians specialized in topical songs, especially songs connected with union organizing.
Along NATO's Road to War/Ruin Against The Current vol. 81 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 The war taking place in the so-called Federal Republic of Yugoslavia involves three sides: Serbia, Kosova, and the NATO alliance. War being an extension of politics, it is what the protagonists are trying to achieve that determines whether their war is just or not.
Already in Hell: Labor After Communism Against The Current vol. 118 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Factory workers in the former Soviet Union have a saying: Things cant get any worse, we are already in hell. David Mandels book Labour After Communism documents the realities of working-class life in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: factories with no central heating, where workers to maintain body heat build fires in metal drums or large metal toolboxes, the smoke of these fires rising up through holes in the roof.
Alter-globalization Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A social movement that supports global cooperation and interaction, but which opposes the negative effects of economic globalization.
Alternate Societies A brief survey on intentional community in European history Resource Type: Article First Published: 1993 A brief outline of the history of attempts in western society to create living arrangements which would complement, and in some cases further, efforts to become economically independent.
Alternate Sources Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1996 A safe sex manual for SM Play. The authors, all experts in SM play, dispel the stereotypes and myths about sadomasochism with this introduction to a hitherto hidden world of human expression. Safe Edge is a pan-sexual book structured to answer the questions a novice might have as he or she begins to explore safer SM play, and those of experienced players as they try new ways to play. It provides an understanding of how SM play can be a positive, safe, and healthy expression of sexual fantasies.
Alternative Access Directory Resource Type: Book First Published: 1984 1984 edition lists 1100 organizations in 32 categoriers such as Alternative Media, appropriate technology, educational resources, grants/fundraising handicapped, health care, human rights, networking, peace, personal & spiritual growth, self-publishing
Alternative America Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) Published: 1990 12,150 organizations, mainly American, listed geographically by zip code, and again alphabetically. A subject keyword index referring to group numbers only.
Alternative Americas An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982
Alternative Economic Indicators Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 Anderson outlines out a new conceptual framework for economics which gives attention to enviromentalism and social indicators as well as financial ones.
The Alternative Information Center A Bridge of Information and Israeli Palestinian Co-operation Resource Type: Website A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis based on the values of social justice, solidarity and community involvement.
Alternative Library Literature 1986-1987 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988 An anthology of writings about alternative literature and sources and producers of alternative literature, as well as about libraries themselves, and about what is happening within libraries to make them more relevant and activist in their orientation.
Alternative Materials in Libraries Resource Type: Book First Published: 1982 Handbook with extensive bibliographies. What, where, how and why to buy Alternative and small press publications for libraries - also useful for individuals and bookstore.
Alternative media Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Media (newspapers, radio, television, movies, Internet, etc.) which are alternatives to the business or government-owned mass media.
Alternative Press Index An index to alternative and radical periodicals Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1996 An index to alternative and radical publications, published quarterly in print and also available on CD-ROM.
Alternative Publications A Guide to Directories, Indexes, Bibliographies and other Sources Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1990 A listing of bibliographies, indexes, review journals, directories and other sources about the alternative or small press world.
Alternative Research Organization profile published 1977 Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1977 Inactive/Defunct Organization
Alternatives Periodical profile published 1992 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1992
Alternatives Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 A poster, brochure, and information on jail, chaplaincies and the corrections system.
AlterNet Resource Type: Website Online news magazine and community featuring original journalism as well as material from many other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and other issues.
Always with the Oppressed A Farewell to Akiva Orr 1931 - 2013, Humanist, Radical, Heretic Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 In February 2013 I participated with a small group of Israelis and Arabs in bidding farewell to Akiva Orr.
Amadeo Bordiga and the Myth of Antonio Gramsci Chiaradia, John Resource Type: Book Looking at the conflicting roles of Amadeo Bordiga and Antonio Gramsci in the history of the Italian Communist Left in the years between 1912 and 1926.
The Amazon: Thirst for justice New Internationalist May 1991 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1991 A look at the people who inhabit the Amazon rainforest, mainly focused on Brazil. Discussion of how the locals manage their environment and why many are migrating to urban centres.
Amer Jubran: From Exile to Exile Against The Current vol. 108 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 In January 2004, Palestinian activist Amer Jubran will leave the United States, where he has lived for most of the past 15 years. He will return to Jordan, where he grew up in a family already exiled once from their homeland.
America: Becoming a Land Without Farmers Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In rural America fewer than 3 percent of farmers make more than 63 percent of the money, including government subsidies. The results of this emerging feudal economy are everywhere. Large areas of the United States are becoming impoverished farm towns with abandoned farmhouses and deserted land. More and more of the countryside has been devoted to massive factory farms and plantations.
America Beyond Capitalism Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy Resource Type: Book First Published: 2004 Published: 2006 Alperovitz goes beyond the confines of orthodox thinking, imagines a new way of living together, and offers a set of practical ideas that promise a truly democratic society.
America is a Smuggler Nation Why Legal Trade is a Greater Threat to National Security Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Smuggler Nation is not the oft told, routinely taught story of Americas emergence as a major nation and a global power, rather we come to see U.S. history as the story of how smuggling and the attempts to police it have made and remade America, from the illicit molasses trade in colonial times to drug trafficking today, as Peter Andreas observes in the books introduction.
America Likes Democracy, Except In Venezuela Chavez in the Crosshairs Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Venezuelans can be sure that their vote counts. The government in Venezuela has done everything to increase voter registration and participation.
American Anti-Slavery Society Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An abolitionist society (1833-1870) founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan.
American Autumn: An Occudoc Resource Type: Film/Video First Published: 2012 Shot on the front lines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January 2012, American Autumn: an Occudoc is an inside looking out view of the occupy movement.
American Autumn Part 2 Occupy Wall Street: Organizing the Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011
American Blowback Cop-on-Cop Crime in LA Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013
American Cartoonists Rap on the Danish Flap Against The Current vol. 123 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 "It's really surreal," cartoonist Matt Wuerker observed. "It's like something out of a Kurt Vonnegut novel."
American Civil War Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Also known as the War Between the States and several other names, this was a civil war in the United States of America in which eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States.
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.
The American Crucible Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009 Robin Blackburn, an acclaimed historian of slavery, discusses the emergence of anti-slavery ideas and the important events that paved the way for abolitionist movements.
American Dreamers How the Left Changed a Nation Resource Type: Book First Published: 2011 History of the radical left in the United States from the abolitionists to anti-globalization activists. The author sees the left as historically championing a pluralist spirit that runs counter to the "born capitalist" American society.
American Dreams: Lost and Found Resource Type: Book First Published: 1981 Interviews with 100 Americans who relate their dreams, disappointments, aspirations and experiences.
The American Economy: Crisis and Policy Resource Type: Article First Published: 1971 Since capitalist economic policy must make no mention of the exploitation relations underlying the capitalist mode of production, economists and politicians must seek #solutions# to economic problems in terms of market phenomena.
The American Empire and the Fourth World The Bowl With One Spoon, Part One Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 Hall presents a sweeping analysis of encounters between indigenous people and the European empires, national governments, and global corporations on the moving frontiers of globalization since Columbus "discovered America."
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.
American Indian Movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Native American activist organization in the United States which has led protests advocating indigenous American rights, inspired cultural renewal, monitored police activities, and coordinated employment programs in cities and in rural reservation communities across the country.
American Jacobins Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In a recent broadside against the Occupy movement, Alexander Cockburn assailed, among other things, the enormous arrogance which prompted the Occupiers to claim that they were indeed the most important radical surge in living memory. Where was the knowledge of, let alone the respect for, the past?
American Methods Torture and the Logic of Domination Resource Type: Book First Published: 2006 A damning audit of the US record in underwriting human rights violations around the globe and at home, and about the centrality of rape, racism, and conquest to both the state and US national culture..
American Poetry's "Labor Problem" - Book Review Against The Current vol. 160 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Book review of 'Hog Butchers, Beggars, and Busboys: Poverty, Labor, and the Making of Modern American Poetry' by John Marsh.
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.
American Primitive in Red, Black and White: Race and Class in the U.S. Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 The centrality of race in the formation of the American working class, its inseparability from the question of class, can be stated very succinctly: in 1848 and 1968, when working-class upsurges exploded in Europe under the slogans of "socialism" and "communism", American working-class containment in the Democratic Party was exploded by the race question. This is the key to the Americanization of Marxism.
American Revolution Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The American Revolution is the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen of Britain's colonies in North America at first rejected the governance of the Parliament of Great Britain, and later the British monarchy itself, to become the sovereign United States of America.
The American Revolution A People's History Resource Type: Book In his book Roy explains how the American Revolution was far more complex in reality than the usual cliches (Give me liberty, or give me death etc..). This is a history of ordinary Americans and a society that became increasingly polarized between patriots and loyalists. He chronicles the devastating inpact of the civil war on women, slaves, Native Americans and the loyalists forced into the role of rebels against the new republic.
American Socialists and Evolutionary Thought, 1870-1920 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1993 While Pittenger does not provide us with an explanation for the evolutionist degradation of socialism his book is a most insightful rediscovery of a forgotten chapter of U.S. socialism.
American Taliban How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 America's main international enemy- Islamic radicalism - favors theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, reviles homosexuality, subverts science and education, and reveres force over diplomacy. Markos Moulitsas shows how the American right shares those very same traits. He argues that our domestic jihadists are a greater threat to American democracy than any Islamic terrorist.
The American Way of Torture The Rule of Law Went and Never Returned Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Torture is now solidly installed in Americas repressive arsenal, vigorously applauded by prominent politicians.
Americas Baleful Worldwide Pressure The Way the Wind Blows Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The overweening arrogance of the United States in conduct of its foreign relations is evident throughout the world.
America's Complicity in Evil Barbarism on the High Seas Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of Israel.
America's Deadliest Export: Democracy The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else Resource Type: Book First Published: 2013 Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that Americas motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble. William Blum, a leading non-mainstream chroniclers of American foreign policy, argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacy is unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, we will never be able to stop the monster.
Americas Deceptive 2012 Fiscal Cliff How Todays Fiscal Austerity is Reminiscent of World War Is Economic Misunderstandings Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 An exploration of how todays fiscal austerity is reminiscent of World War Is economic misconceptions.
Americas Descent Into Madness The Politics of Cruelty Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The mainstream media spins stories that are largely racist, violent, and irresponsible. Anti-public intellectuals promotes a culture of consumerism.
America's Kingdom Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier Resource Type: Book First Published: 2009 An account of Aramco as a microcosm of the colonial order. America#s Kingdom debunks the many myths that now surround the United States#s special relationship with Saudi Arabia, also known as #the deal#: oil for security.
Americas Last Chance One Against the Empire Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The United States is rapidly being turned into a police state.
America's last taboo Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 The unspoken premise of the mainstream press is that no Palestinian or Arab position on Israeli police terror, settler-colonialism, or military occupation is worth hearing from.
America's War in Indochina Resource Type: Article First Published: 1971 There is no special reason for America's intervention in Indochina, apart from her general policy of intervening anywhere in the world in order to prevent political and social changes that would be detrimental to the so-called 'free world,' and particularly to the power which dominates it.
Amicus Resource Type: Website Service giving search access to over 30 million records from 1,300 Canadian libraries including Library and Archives Canada. Enables users to check library holdings, loan policies, homepages, etc., and save and e-mail search results to create bibliographies.
Amid Censorship, Israel's Media Does Its Part Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Israel's media has once again chosen the low road, the one carefully couched in patriotism and praise for the right-far-right coalition government.
Amnesty International Organization profile published 1982 Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1982
Amnesty International Organization profile published 1976 Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1976 An independent non-governmental organization that endevours to ensure the right for everyone to hold and express his or her beliefs.
The Amoral Elephant Globalization and the Struggle for Social Justice in the Twenty-First Century Resource Type: Book Tabb describes how international institutions, most importantly the International Monetary Fund and the WTO have focused on neoliberal goals to erode the welfare state and shift wealth from the poor to the rich.
An analysis of the G20 protest and the black bloc Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 It should be clear that the actions of the black bloc reflect their politics. The actions in Toronto mirror those tactics used elsewhere. The tactics and politics regardless of their intent are inherently elitist and counter-productive. In fact they mirror the critique of reformism many on the left have. The NDP says vote for us and well do it for you, the black bloc says in essence the same thing we will make the revolution for you. At best the tactics of the black bloc are based on a mistaken idea that the attacks on property and the police will create a spark to encourage others to resist capitalism, at worst they are based on a rampant individualistic sense of rage and entitlement to express that rage regardless of the consequences to others. The anti-authoritarian politic they follow is imposed on others. Very rarely will you see a black bloc call its own rally, instead the tactic is to play hide and seek with the police under the cover of larger mobilisations.
Analyzing the Crash Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The present economic crisis, which began in the United States late in 2007 and picked up speed early in 2008, may have caused production in the American economy to fall precipitously, but had the opposite effect on the production of books seeking to analyze the world economic crisis.
Anarchism Or the revolutionary movement of the 21st century Resource Type: Article Published: 2004
Anarchism A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas Resource Type: Book
Anarchism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1965 Published: 1970 Guerin sets out to describe the main themes of anarchist thought.
Anarchism Resource Type: Book First Published: 1962 Woodcock presents anarchism as a political philosophy, a system of social thought which aims at fundamental changes in the structure of society and particularly at the replacement of authoritraian states by co-operation between free individuals.
Anarchism and Ecology Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 This book outlines the history of our slow alienation from environment, and proposes some visionary and yet practical solutions to the global ecological crisis.
Anarchism and the Anti-Globalization Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Barbara Epstein analyzes the influence of anarchism on the history of American social protest, and its role in the anti-globalization resistance movement of the present day.
Anarchism And The Platformist Tradition Resource Type: Article Platformism is a current within libertarian communism putting forward specific suggestions on the nature which anarchist organzation should take.
Anarchism: Ideology or Methodology? Resource Type: Article Published: 1997 A discussion of whether anarchism is an ideology or a methodology. The social vs. lifestylism debate.
Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal Resource Type: Article First Published: 1901 A different conception of society, very different from that which now prevails, is in process of formation. Under the name of Anarchy, a new interpretation of the past and present life of society arises, giving at the same time a forecast as regards its future.
Anarchism and Marxism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Political movements focused on achieving human liberation through political action.
Anarchism.net Liberty and Justice for All Resource Type: Website We believe anarchism is of immense importance to the world and the people living in it. Anarchism is a tradition of freedom, which has the solution to the oppression and repression of mankind by the coercive structures of the state.
Anarchism & Socialism Reformism or Revolution? Resource Type: Book First Published: 2010 In these essays grouped around common themes, Wayne Price draws on decades of extensive practical experience in antiwar and student movements, marxist tendency groups and affinity-based anarchist organizations, to make an insightful case for "pro-organizational," class-struggle anarchism.
Anarchism vs. Marxism: A few notes on an old theme Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 Anarchist critiques of Marxism typically reveal a lack of knowledge of what Karl Marx actually wrote, resulting in sterile denunciations of a straw-man opponent.
Anarchism: What It Really Stands For Resource Type: Article First Published: 1910 Anarchsim: The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary.
The Anarchist Collectives Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
Anarchist communism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A theory of anarchism which advocates the abolition of the state, private property, and capitalism in favor of common ownership of the means of production, direct or consensus democracy and a horizontal network of voluntary associations, workers' councils, and a gift economy through which everyone will be free to satisfy their needs.
The Anarchist Papers 3 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 A collection of essays about the history of anarchism.
The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution Documents of revolution Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 A selection of articles, manifestos, speeches, resolutions, letter, diaries, poems, and songs which seek to capture the spirit of the anarchist movement in Rissia.
Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 For workers around the world, the Spanish Civil War was a beacon of hope against the tide of reaction then sweeping Europe. As the promise of workers revolution was being dashed by the rise of fascism in Germany and the rise of Stalinism in the Soviet Union, the workers of Spain led a heroic fight against the 1936 uprising of General Francisco Franco. In the process, they led not only a struggle against fascism, but also a workers rebellion that gave the world an inspiring glimpse of what workers power could look like. The Spanish Civil War was also the high point of anarchist influence in the international workers movement.
Anarchists In The Spanish Revolution Resource Type: Book Published: 1990 A history of the anarchist movement in Spain from the late 1800s up to and through the Spanish Civil war, written by an anarchist who lived through the war.
The "Anarcho-Liberal" Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The diversity of the global justice movement is undeniable, but to the extent its prominent intellectual voices represented broader trends, we can see the crystallization of a new type of radical that would come to prominence on the Left. The reconfiguration of the Left at the end of the twentieth century created a void. The anarcho-liberal filled it.
Anarchoblogs Autonomous Alternatives to the Statist Quo Resource Type: Website Collects articles from many smaller community hubs within the Anarchoblogs network.
Anarcho-pacifism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A form of anarchism which completely rejects the use of violence in any form for any purpose.
Anarchy and Art From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall Resource Type: Book First Published: 2007
Anarchy Archives Resource Type: Website An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
Anarchy in Action Resource Type: Book Published: 1982 With chapters on the family, topless federations, schools, housing, crime, employment, welfare, deviancy, planning, and more, this is probably the best practical example of anarchist ideas in action.
Anarchy is struggle for life, freedom and dignity Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 A communique by the Circle of Fire anarchist collective and the Anarchist Bulletin BLACK FLAG on the events of May 5th, 2010 in Athens, when three bank workers were murdered by 'anarchist' arsonists. The murders came as an ultimate result of an irrational, meaningless and needless violence which is promoted by an autistic, un-political and anti-social concept that has become a parasite to the anarchist # antiauthoritarian movement, sucking its blood and disparaging it, leading it to criminalisation and social isolation.
Anarkismo.net Resource Type: Website Mulitlingual site featuring news and analysis from an anarchist-communist perspective.
Anarquismo vs. Marxismo Algunas notas sobre un tema antiguo Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 Un movimiento que desdeña la teoría y adora las acciones sin crítica, el anarquismo sigue siendo un edificio tambaleante consistente de varios pedazos de análisis marxista, reforzando unos preceptos tácticos inflexibles.
The Anatomy of A Rebellion Against The Current vol. 84 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The first time I traveled to Los Angeles with a comrade of mine in the labor movement, I had one of those sharp educational experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom.
Anatomy of Censorship Why the Censors have it Wrong Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Bringing together diverse disciplines such as literary and legal history, modern psychology and contemporary feminism, Anatomy of Censorship sorts out the many confusing explanations and often misleading justifications for censorship to reveal the underlying conditions and motivations that lead to the suppression of various forms of communication.
Anatomy of Egypt's Revolution Conditions and Consequences Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Like perfect storms, several factors have to simultaneously and collectively come together for popular uprisings or protests, even massive ones, to turn into a revolution. That is why only a few of them have been successful in world history.
The Anatomy of Racism Canadian Dimensions Resource Type: Book First Published: 1974 Militant Native protests, racist responses to third world immigration, relations between French and English are discussed in the context of racial scapegoating in a time of economic recession, and the prevalence of prejudice and discrimination in Canada.
Anatomy of the Micro-Sect Resource Type: Article First Published: 1973 Is there an alternative to the sect mode of organization which dominates the whole history of American socialism, past and present?
Ancestors of the Proletariat Tercentenary of the English Revolution: 1649-1949 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1949 After Charles I had been executed, the Levellers aimed directly at the overthrow of the military government of Cromwell in the name of the people. The great political act of the abolition of the monarchy, dramatized in the execution of the King, was in their eyes entirely subordinate to the positive reorganization of society.
And the Secret Word Is The Deep Meaning of "Relevant" Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Senators Mark Udall and Tom Wyden's secret about the operations of the N.S.A. was an interpretation of one word "relevant" in the Patriot Act by the FISA Court.
And Then They Came For Me Final Words from Lasantha Wickrematunge Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 An editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunge shortly before he was murdered on January 8, 2009, and published three days after his death.
Angels of the Workplace Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940 Resource Type: Book First Published: 1997 Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in terms of wages and representation, this book is the definitive history of discrimination against women in Canada's clothing industry.
Anger, Power, Violence, and Drugs Breaking the Connections Resource Type: Book Contains 41 exercises to help clients: Understand the connections between anger, violence, power, and drugs; eliminate violence in their reponses to others; identify and express their anger without violence.
Anger, Sadness, Patience, Determination Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 During the fall of 2002 I had heard the personal stories of two Palestinians. One told me about her grandfather's ancient olive trees that had been confiscated and then chopped down by the Israeli government.
Angles Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1986
Anglophobie: Made in Quebec Resource Type: Book First Published: 1991 Johnson, an Ottawa-based columnist for the Montreal Gazzette, argues in this work that French Quebec's literary and intellectual traditions were characterized by anglophobia, a fear and mistrust of Engish-speaking people, which still lies at the root of the separatist movement.
Angry Brigade: Documents and Chronology, 1967-1984 Resource Type: Article The eight libertarian militants on trial in the Old Bailey in 1972 who were chosen by the British State to be the `conspirators' of the Angry Brigade, found themselves facing not only the class enemy with all its instruments of repression, but also the obtusity and incomprehension -- when not condemnation -- of the organised left.
Annishbusug Puppet Company Organization profile published 1986 Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1986 Inactive/Defunct Organization
An Annotated Bibliography of Nonsense Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Academic critics today not only question the impact of science upon society, but they also question the very idea of scientific rationality.
Anonymizer Resource Type: Website A site offering services to allow anonymous Internet browsing, to defeat Internet sites which steal your information and violate your privacy.
Another Immoral Adventure US Troops to Uganda Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 When we support brutal governments in foreign countries be it through aid, training, or troops on the ground there are real and lasting consequences for the people who live there. There are many reasons to oppose the US incursion into Uganda (the risk of blowback, the chance of escalation, the furtherance of the imperial presidency, the financial cost, the practical fact that we cant intervene everywhere, and so on), but the most important argument is moral.
Another view: The South takes the pictures New Internationalist August 2007 - #403 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 2007 A look at the states of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, and South Africa and their experience of change presented in pictures.
Another Vote on Washingtons Anti-Cuba Policy at the United Nations The Politics of Isolation Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Resolution A/68/L.6, sponsored by Cuba, passed this year, for the 22nd year in a row, with Washington once again in humiliating political loneliness. The vote this year was 188-2 in favor, with 3 abstentions. Washingtons formal political isolation over its anti-Cuba policy can hardly be more complete. Is it possible to imagine any significant political issue in world politics uniting so many disparate entities often in significant conflict with each other.
Another Way for Kosovo? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Chomsky considers the facts of the Kosovo crisis and aims to determine if other plausible courses of action were available.
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?
Another Weigh Collective Organization profile published 1986 Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1986 Inactive/Defunct Organization
Another world is possible New Internationalist January/February 2002 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 2002 Takes a look at the current global system and possible ways to change it for the better.
Another World Is Possible Against The Current vol. 110 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The period since George Bush Sr. declared a "new world order" has been marked by growing global inequality and war. The failures of neoliberalism mean that more than fifty countries have seen declining per capita income in recent years, while millions every year die from easily preventable diseases and lack of access to safe drinking water. The costs of the last fifteen years have been immense, whether for those cut off from electricity in Durban, sacked from factories in Mexico City, or bombed in Baghdad.
Another World is Possible Globalization and Anti-capitalism Resource Type: Book First Published: 2002 Published: 2006 A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
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.
An Answer to Charlie Post Against The Current vol. 146 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Charlie Post is an old friend of mine and I respect his views. But I beg to disagree In our book, Olivier Besancenot and myself pointed to several limitations of Che Guevara concerning issues as workers democracy and the critique of Stalinism. But we tried to grasp his thought not as a monolithic body of theory, but as thinking in movement, a movement going towards a more democratic conception of socialism. Did he come to a full understanding that socialism is the democratically organized power of the working class? No, he didnt, but that doesnt mean that he rejected it.
Answering Camille Paglia Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 What is important about Paglia is that she expresses more forcefully than most academics, if not more eloquently, this year's most popular half-truths. By marshaling the prejudices of many elements of the working class she channels them into a direct line that leads to support for the bourgeoisie.
Anthony, Susan B. Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. (1820-1906).
Anthroplogy and the Machine Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 The first Teach-In against the Vietnam war, held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in March 1965, proved the ideal solution, an event that was at the same time an exercise in learning and a political protest. Its success was to spur a widespread series of similar events, bringing the anti-war message and the realities of U.S. "counter-insurgency" in Vietnam to other campuses. It was not entirely surprising that one of the most innovative and effective strategies for opposing U.S. crimes in Vietnam was initiated by anthropologists. In a discipline sensitive to the problems facing peasant populations due to colonialism and the spread of western market interests, it was particularly difficult to accept at face value the rhetoric of U.S. geopolitical posturing.
Anti-abortion violence Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Violence committed against individuals and organizations that provide abortion.
Anti-capitalism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Describes a wide variety of movements, ideas, and attitudes which oppose capitalism.
Anti-Capitalism or Anti-Imperialism? Interwar Authoritarian and Fascist Sources of A Reactionary Ideology: The Case of the Bolivian MNR Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Recounts the evolution of the core pre-MNR intelligentsia and future leadership of the movement and its post-1952 government from anti-Semitic, pro-fascist, pro-Axis ideologues in the mid-1930?s to bourgeois nationalists receiving considerable US aid after 1952.
Anti-Capitalist Demonstration of May 1, 2013 in Montreal Journée des Travailleurs et Travailleuses: Manifestation Anti-Capitaliste Resource Type: Film/Video First Published: 2013 Montreal 2013: police state. Montreal's municipal goverment passes a bylaw that suspends the right of citizens to assemble unless they have received advance permission from police. Citizens who assert their right to assembly are kettled by police and arrested.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto Resource Type: Book First Published: 2003 An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Anti-Choice, Anti-Child Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Around the world, there's a general correlation between the availability of abortion and social concern for the well-being of children.
An anti-clerical policy of Socialism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1903 According to Luxemburg, "the incessant guerrilla warfare waged for the last ten years against the priests is for French middle-class Republicans one of the best ways of turning away the attention of the working-class from social questions, and of weakening the class struggle."
Anti-consumerism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The socio-political movement against consumerism, the equation of personal happiness with consumption and the purchase of material possessions.
The Anti-Coup Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 As coups are one of the primary ways through which dictatorships are installed, this piece details measures that civilians, civil society, and governments can take to prevent and block coups d'état and executive usurpations. It also contains specific legislative steps and other measures that governments and non-governmental institutions can follow to prepare for anti-coup resistance.
Anti-Duhring Herr Eugen Duhring's Revolution in Science Resource Type: Book First Published: 1878
Anti-Globalisation: The Socialism of the Imbeciles Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Who are the anti-globalists? They are all those who for the last few years, from the big social-democratic and Stalinist parties to various kinds of leftists, have taken up the new battle standard: anti-globalisation.
Anti-globalization movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Critical of the globalization of capitalism. The movement is also commonly referred to as the global justice movement, alter-globalization movement, anti-corporate globalization movement, or movement against neoliberal globalization.
An Anti-Imperialist War Resister Against The Current vol. 117 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 ATC Interviews Carl Webb. Military resister Carl Webb, 39, is Absent Without Leave from the Texas National Guard, after his service was involuntarily extended in July, 2004 through the military Stop-Loss program. He tells his story on his website www.carlwebb.net and blogspot carlwebb.blogspot.com and has been speaking out at antiwar meetings. His explicit anti-imperialist views have made him a somewhat controversial figure within the peace movement.
Anti-intellectualism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science.
An anti-Jewish pogrom in London Resource Type: Article First Published: 1917 Russians, Romanians, Armenians, peoples of all oppressed nationalities live here, Jews forming the majority, for Jews, the people who have no country, are always most cruelly oppressed by tyrannical Governments.
Anti-nuclear movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A international movement against the use of nuclear power and nuclear weapons.
Anti-racists who queston Zionism are not racists Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Anyone who criticizes the actions of the Israeli government runs the risk of being labelled anti-Semitic by those who want to silence all criticism of Israel.
Anti-Science: Left and Right Together? A Systematic Attack on Rationality Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The suggestion that left and right thinking may be converging on matters scientific will, no doubt, be offensive to some on the left. After all, the right chooses myth over evolution, and oil profits over climate science.
Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom Resource Type: Article First Published: 1983 Fredy Perlman tells how encounters with racism in Central Europe, Bolivia and the U.S. heightened his perception and prepared him to denounce "American cheerleaders of Israel." He is astounded that potential victims of Nazi extermination camps can accept, even support, Israeli massacres of Palestinian refugees.
Anti-Socialist Laws Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Were a series of acts, the first of which was passed on October 19, 1878 by the German Reichstag for a limited term, and the later ones regularly extending the term of its application.
Anti-Bolshevist Communism in Germany Resource Type: Article First Published: 1947 Until the final collapse of the German labor movement, the retreat of the 'ultra-left' appeared to be a return to theoretical work. The organizations existed in the form of weekly and monthly publications, pamphlets and books. The publications secured the organizations, the organizations the publications. While mass-organizations served small capitalistic minorities, the mass of the workers were represented by individuals. The contradiction between the theories of the 'ultra-left' and the prevailing conditions became unbearable. The more one thought in collective terms the more isolated one became.
The Anti-Nuclear Movement in Review: Defeat from the Jaws of Victory Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 EVERY NOW AND then Time magazine comes out with front cover screaming something like: Russian Nukes: Is Anyone in Control? The idea of a fanatic blowing up New York City with a Russian nuclear weapon hidden in a suitcase fits neatly into the mental slot once reserved for nightmares of Soviet intercontinental missiles raining down on American citizens and the Red Army landing in Miami. Just as the vision of hell played such an important role in medieval cosmology, the Russian...
Anti-Terrorism Begins at Home Viva House refuses to sign United Way "loyalty oath" Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 A Baltimore is refusing to certify that it does not use United Way funds to support terrorism, saying the request smacks of McCarthyism.
Anti-Vaccination Fever The Shot Hurt Around the World Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Sensationalist media, religious fanatics, and alternative medical practitioners fanned the fires created by questionable research to spawn worldwide epidemics of a disease that has almost been forgotten.
Anti-War Movement's Strange Allies: Hard Line Islamists Canada's progressive Muslims wonder why left would embrace theocrats Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Canada's anti-war movement has become not only the primary vehicle for an obscure, formerly left-wing group that attacks anyone who opposes Shariah courts in Canada, it's also now the main source of public respectability for a Toronto think-tank that advocates for the establishment of theocracies that hang gay people.
Anti-fascism isn't working Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 What all the current anti-fascist approaches have in common is that they miss the real danger. This doesn't lie in the BNP taking power, in the possibility of concentration camps or any of the other scare stories we've been hearing recently. It lies more immediately in the far right colonising the anti-mainstream vote and developing party loyalty, thereby blocking the development of an independent working-class politics capable of defending our conditions and challenging neoliberalism.
Anti-Imperialism and the Iranian Revolution Fetters of the past, potential for the future Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The Iranian Revolution, and the anti-imperialist ideology that corresponded to its rise and demise, was indeed a tragedy from the perspective of proletarian revolution; to hold such an ideology today is indeed farcical. It does nothing but bring workers, students, and womens organizations into an illusory harmony with those who maintain their oppression and exploitation.
Anti-patriotism Speech to the jury at his trial in 1905 for 'anti-militarist' activities Resource Type: Article First Published: 1905 Our war-cry against war is "Insurrection Rather Than War!"
Anti-Porn is the Theory, Repression is the Practice Resource Type: Article First Published: 1987 Published: 1989 The campaign against pornography has been one of the most visible faces of feminism for more than a decade now. Few have wanted to know whether the 'clean up' they were promoting strengthened women's hand or the State's. Thus they have attracted supporters and allies among politicians from the New Right, which governs (among others) the US and the UK, from the old moralizing Left, and even from the trendy Left. Although this anti-porn lobby is not homogeneous, it is rare for any part of it to dissociate itself from the most powerful pro-censorship law-and-order identity.
The Anti-Semitism That Goes Unreported Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Our grandparents knew that the order-enforcement authorities wouldn't intervene to help a Jewish family under attack; we know that the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police, the Civil Administration, the Border Police and the courts all stand on the sidelines, closing their eyes, softballing investigations, ignoring evidence, downplaying the severity of the acts, protecting the attackers, and giving a boost to those progromtchiks. The hands behind these attacks belong to Israeli Jews who violate international law by living in the West Bank. But the aims and goals behind the attacks are the flesh and blood of the Israeli non-occupation. This systemic violence is part of the existing order. It complements and facilitates the violence of the regime.
Antiwar Activism and Emerging Feminism in the Late 1960s: The Times They Were A'Changing Against The Current vol. 85 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The efforts of women to end the war in Vietnam have been subsumed into a paradigm that suggests that, some time in the late 1960s, women activists left the antiwar struggle for the new feminist cause, leaving behind the movement that had initially ignited their activist energies. This story of ideological abandonment overstates the case. The variety of organizational, theoretical, and personal lessons learned in the antiwar movement profoundly influenced the organized, theoretically nuanced, and personally impassioned movement of, by, and for women, whose diverse constituent groups shared the idea of liberation from male authority.
Antiwar.com Resource Type: Website Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Anton Pannekoek Resource Type: Article First Published: 1960 Anton Pannekoek's life span coincided with what was almost the whole history of the modern labour movement; he experienced its rise as a movement of social protest, its transformation into a movement of social reform, and its eclipse as an independent class movement in the contemporary world. But Pannekoek also experienced its revolutionary potentialities in the spontaneous upheavals which, from time to time, interrupted the even flow of social evolution. He entered the labour movement a Marxist and he died a Marxist, still convinced that if there is a future, it will be a socialist future.
Apartheid, Militarism and the U.S. Southeast Resource Type: Book First Published: 1990 This is an easy to understand economic report on the joint relation between U.S. policies in Africa and jobs, income and investment in the U. S. Southeast. Seidman examines how the daily realities of life are shaped by the American support of apartheid.
Apartheid "Peace" Explodes Against The Current vol. 89 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The explosion in Jerusalem, occupied Palestine and the state of Israel is horrific to contemplatebut not at all difficult to understand. Underneath what appeared to begin as rioting over "holy places," the real issue is this: Tens of thousands of Palestinians are risking their lives in the face of live ammunition in defense of their basic human dignity. And in that act, they have posed the greatest challenge to the "stability" of imperialist control of the Middle East that we have witnessed since the 1973 war.
Apathy and Our Totalitarian Future Watching Everything, Everywhere, All the Time Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The implication of the NSA scandal is this: encroaching totalitarianism can move slowly, in stages.
Appeal to the Slavs Resource Type: Article First Published: 1848 When reaction conspires throughout Europe, when it works without stint, with the help of an organization slowly and carefully prepared, stretching all over the land, the revolution should create for itself a power capable of fighting it.
Appeasing the Mountain Bikers Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Just because someone is able to purchase a machine that lets them ride off-road, that is no reason that the public should be required to provide them a place to use it.
Appendix to Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution Resource Type: Article Jose Peirats traces the story of the half million refugees who left Spain when Franco came to power in 1939. This text sterves as appendix to his carefully documented Anarchists in the Spanish Revoluiont. Clandestine activity and political organization of some of the Spanish anarchist militants is told in this pamphlet.
Appreciating Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Against The Current vol. 132 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. passed away on April 11, 2007, from a head injury sustained from a recent fall. Despite his best efforts to do away with himself by smoking heavily for many years, cigarettes, he had joked, were unable to do the job they promised. If the washing dont get you, the rinsing will as the blues song says. So it goes.
Appropriate Technology Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A pamphlet about inappropriate aid programs and our need to look at alternate forms of energy.
The Arab Choice Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990 Published: 1991 The Arabs are many peoples, cultures, religions, and realities. I cannot put an Arab tyrant, whoever he is, in the same category as a martyr for democracy like Mehdi Ben Barka.
Arab Detroit, Targeted Community Against The Current vol. 157 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Since September 11, 2001, the Detroit areas Arab-American community has become a convenient source of media reports, an object of investigation by government agencies, and a target of hatred for Americans looking for someone to blame for the 9/11 attacks.
Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
The Arab Revolts and the Cage of Political Economy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Though the Arab revolts of 2011 herald a new era where people have powerfully asserted their inalienable right to protest (and we hope they will continue doing so), the powerful cage of political economy has remained intact even after six intense months of protest. The intent of the imperial US power in the region, along with its allies Israel and the European Union (EU), remains unchanged.
Arab Sexualities Against The Current vol. 137 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The issue of same-sex sexualities in the Arab world is a political and intellectual minefield, and more so since 9/11 than before. In a bizarre twist, neoconservatives and other rightists who were hostile for decades to the lesbian/gay movement have repackaged themselves as defenders of oppressed Arab women and gays. Responses from the left have been divided.
The Arab Spring, the West and Political Islam Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The contemporary Arab political system, until the recent outbreak of Arab revolutions, is the byproduct of a number of domestic, regional and global arrangements and developments in the post-World War II international order.
Arab Women Writers' Problems and Prospects Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Arab critics, particularly those situated in the Arab world, are viewed with suspicion, especially when they are men writing about women. If they don't write about Arab women writers, they are chastised for ignoring them. If they do, they are accused of attempting to "contain" and "marginalize" them.
Arabs and the Holocaust Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The Palestinian tragedy, a late product of 19th-20th century colonialism and imperialism in general, must also be understood as a very specific aftershock of the greatest industrial genocide in history, the Nazi holocaust, which shook the ways in which we view human society and history.
Arbeter Fraynd Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Meaning "Worker's Friend" in Yiddish, was a London-based weekly Yiddish radical paper founded in 1885 by socialist Morris Winchevsky.
The Arbritary Enfranchisement of Indian Women Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A brief arguing for the amendment of certain provisions of the Indian Act providing for the involuntary enfranchisement of Indian women.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu to UC Berkeley: Divesting is the Right Thing To Do Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
The Archipelago of Horror Against The Current vol. 115 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Laupahoehoe in Hawaiian means foot of lava. Thousands of years ago, lava cascaded down a steep canyon on the side of mighty Mauna Kea and created a flat shelf between the towering cliffs of the Hamakua Coast on the eastern shore of the island of Hawaii. Laupahoehoe Point became a ceremonial center of great importance to native Hawaiians as well as the only canoe landing along fifty miles of rugged coast.
Architecture for People Resource Type: Book First Published: 1980 A book of possible solutions for the problems of modern architecture.
Archiving With May Day Rooms From the Marx Memorial Library to Cold Bath Fields Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 In our day, as the traces of our radical movements are being thrown into rubbish pits, as state sponsored austerity demands the commodification of every inch of space, and with sinister intent destroys the evidence of our past, its joys, its victories. Clear out the closets, empty the shelves, toss out the old footage, shred the underground press, pulverize the brittle, yellowing documents! Thus neo-liberalism organizes the transition from the old to the new; they must silence alternatives.
The Arctic Choice for Peace and Security Resource Type: Book First Published: 1989
Are US Troops Targeting Journalists? Incidents Raise Suspicions on Motive Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 It is dangerous in the extreme to be a journalist covering Americas wars, at least beginning with Vietnam.
Are you paying too much to send out your news releases? Sources News Release Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 If you have been using a corporate newswire service to send out your news releases you are likely paying $500 or more to send out a single release -- and that release may not even be reaching the people you want to reach.
Argentina '76 A dossier on political repression and the violation of human rights Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A report that outlines the torture of political prisoners, censorship, and religious persecution that occurs in Argentina.
Argentina: Disappearing Farmers, Disappearing Food Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Food sovereignty as defined by Via Campesina is the peoples' right to define their agricultural and food policy, and the right of farmers and peasants to produce food. Worldwide communities are seeking an alternative to a model controlled by Cargill, Monsanto, General Foods, Nestle and Kraft foods. Starved by industrialization and concentration, citizens are now hungry for traditional production methods and diversity in the food system.
Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article First Published: 1983 Dispute between the Phelps Dodge Corporation and a unionized copper miners.
Arizona's Racial Profiling Push Against The Current vol. 147 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is quick to blame the federal government for the economic and social ills of her state. Responding to a growing movement to boycott Arizona for its new show me your papers law as thoughtless and harmful, she complained that the outraged response adds to the massive economic burden Arizonans have sustained for years due to the federal governments failure to secure its borders.
Arkive.org Resource Type: Website Images of life on earth. Creating a lasting audio-visual record of life on earth.
Arms and the Woman Resource Type: Article First Published: 1975 Published: 1980 The modern revolutionary movement must destroy this opposition of pleasure-activity, sensitivity-lucidity, conception-execution, habit-innovation.
Arms Canada The Deadly Business of Military Exports Resource Type: Book First Published: 1987 Regeher explores the secretive world of Canadian arms manufacture and debunks many of the myths aboutf the benefits of arms sales.
The Arms Trade Bang bang you're dead The armed agenda New Internationalist July 1991 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1991 In the wake of the Gulf war, what questions should we be asking about the arms trade? Militarism is dominating modern culture -- need to remember the personal and social implications of the arms trade and develop a strategy for future disarmament.
The Arms Trade Revealed A Guide for Investigators and Activists Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 This is a guide for researchers and activists interested in learning more about the US arms export and trade programs; US policy making, campaign strategies and research techniques.
An Army of Amateurs The Story of the SOE Resistance Movement in France Resource Type: Book First Published: 1961 A first-hand account of the resistance in Nazi-occupied France.
Arrêtons de se faire des illusions Le magazine Canadien Dimensions discute du Nouveau Parti Démocratique Canadien Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Si nous devons plus que jamais avancer, nous devons y faire face : Le NPD n'est pas un parti socialiste. Le NPD n'a jamais été un parti socialiste. Le NPD ne sera jamais un parti socialiste.
The arrogance of the long distance Zionist Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Immigration as part of a concerted plan that will take over the country, expropriating, expelling and exploiting the native masses, is less immigration and more a long drawn out and aggressive invasion.
Arroyo on the Brink Against The Current vol. 122 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Phillipines president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has so far survived two attempts to oust her from office. The first constituted the so-called opposition salvo in July 2005. This was followed by the aborted military uprising in February.
Art and Labour Resource Type: Article First Published: 1884 Says Morris: "By art, I do not mean only pictures and sculpture, nor only these and architecture, that is beautiful building properly ornamented; these are only a portion of art, which comprises, as I understand the word a great deal more; beauty produced by the labour of man both mental and bodily, the expression of the interest man takes in the life of man upon the earth with all its surroundings, in other words the human pleasure of life is what I mean by art."
Art and Sexual Politics Why Have There No Great Women Artists? Resource Type: Book First Published: 1973 Examines cultural and ideological biases about female artists
Art and Socialism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1884 Morris sees work as a necessity of human life, not merely as a means of obtaining a livelihood. Morris insists that only socialism can restore work to its proper, central position.
The Art of Activism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 The unique style of 'protest as performance' pioneered by the queer rights group OutRage!
The Art of Cause Marketing How to use advertising to change personal behavior and public policy Resource Type: Book First Published: 2000 How to craft a powerful public service campaign
The Art of Lying "Yes, That Was My Penis" and Other Ticklish PR Challenges Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 People in the public eye should have learned enough from past blunders to come up with a different strategy when asked potentially damaging questions.
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.
Art, Politics, and the Imagination Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 The work of our best artists throws into sharp relief what is painfully missing from most activists' work: a fusion of living experience with political insight.
Art, Religion and Hatred Religious Intolerance in Russia and its Effects on Art Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Report on religious intolerance in Russia and its effects on artists and their freedom of expression.
Art Under Plutocracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 1883 Published: 1884 Morris asks "What kind of an account shall we be able to give to those who come after us of our dealings with the earth, which our forefathers handed down to us still beautiful, in spite of all the thousands of years of strife and carelessness and selfishness?"
Art, Wealth, and Riches Resource Type: Article First Published: 1883 A lecture by William Morris, delivered in Manchester in 1883. Morris poses the question "Is art to be limited to a narrow class who only care for it in a very languid way, or is it to be the solace and pleasure of the whole people?"
Articles by Karl Marx in the New York Daily Tribune Resource Type: Article First Published: 1852 Published: 1861 In the early 1850's, Karl Marx (and Frederick Engels, though to a lesser extent) wrote a quantity of journalist news summaries about events in Europe for the New-York Daily Tribune. These articles were often reprinted in other papers: see Semi-Weekly Tribune, The Free Press, Das Volk, The People's Paper, Die Reform and Others.
Articles by Karl Marx on China 1853-1860 Resource Type: Article China was, at this time, in upheaval. It was the most populous region in the world (400 million people in 1834). The "Celestial Empire" had long operated with trade surpluses, but by the 1840s, serious trade deficits plagued China. The first European-Chinese conflict (The Opium War) began in 1839 and ended with the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. During this period, famines wracked the land. It is estimated maybe 14 million people died in 1849, and another 20 million between 1854 and 1860. At the same time, the Taiping rebellion broke out in 1850 and attacked the status quo Confucianist Manchu Dynasty -- which had ruled since 1644. The rebellion was based in social revolutionary ideas of equality and was popular among the masses. It abolished private property, established sexual equality, and banned drugs (from alcohol to opium). By 1853, it dominated much of SE China.
The Arusha Declaration Resource Type: Article First Published: 1967 Tanganyika African National Union's policy on Socialism and Self-Reliance.
Arvida Strike Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Began July 24, 1941 when some 700 workers in the Aluminium Co. of Canada (Alcan) in Arvida, Québec, spontaneously walked off the job.
As We Don't See It Resource Type: Article A clarification of Solidarity London's 1968 pamphlet, "As We See It." Distinction is placed between real socialism and the "exploitative privileged minorities" who controll(ed) the USSR and China, as well as the importance of controlling the means of production.
Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An organization that came together in response to the political situation in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, first meeting in June 2006.
Asbestos Strike Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
Asbestos Strike Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
Asch, Moses Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Founder of Folkways Records. The label, founded in 1948, was instrumental in bringing folk music into the American mainstream. (1905-1986).
Ashbridge's Bay An Anthology of Writings by Those Who Knew and Loved Ashbridge's Bay Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 The story of a great freshwater marsh destroyed by urbanization.
Ashcroft? The Road to Theocracy? Against The Current vol. 91 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Many stories are told about John Ashcroft here in his home town of Springfield, Missouri. Some of them are no doubt true. My personal favorite concerns John after we went to the same high school, but before his actual political career began. He was then acting as attorney for Southwest Missouri State University, located here.
Asia and Pacific A Directory of Resources Resource Type: Book First Published: 1986
Asia Inhales While the West Bans the Deadly Carcinogen Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Asbestos, a known carcinogen banned in much of the world, is a common and dangerous building block in much of Asia#s development and construction boom. This white powder causes 100,000 occupational deaths per year, according to Medical News Today.
Asia: Realities of "Recovery" Against The Current vol. 83 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Why are we still talking about the Asian crisis? In recent months we have heard government policy-makers, economists, business journalists, financial analysts, IMF technocrats, big business and even some unions announce that the Asian financial crisis is over.
Asian American Activism Stirring Against The Current vol. 91 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 For a brief but wonderful moment in 2000, the Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke Presidential campaign drew widespread public attention to its central theme of restoring democracy by challenging corporate power. Speaking to thousands of supporters at super rallies and millions of television viewers, Nader hammered home the three general points that corporate power has:
The Asianadian Periodical profile published 1978 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1978 This issue of the Asianadian examines the situation of Asian women in western society. Includes an article titled "White Male Supremacy and the 'Oriental Doll'"
Asianadian Vol 2, #4 Periodical profile published 1980 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1980
Asianadian Vol. 1, #4 Periodical profile published 1979 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1979
Ask a Silly Question Resource Type: Film/Video First Published: 2012 An inquiry into the polling and market industry. Through bogus street polls, we see how frequently people are willing to give opinions on subject matter they know nothing about.
Asking The Earth The Spread of Unsustainable Development Resource Type: Book First Published: 1992 Periera and Seabrock, using examples from India, argue that Western colonialism destroyed sustainable development in the Third World.
Asper Nation Canada's Most Dangerous Media Company Resource Type: Book Mark Edge, the former Vancouver Province reporter, provides a detailed and albeit partisan history of Izzy Asper and his rise as a media mogul. Edge looks at the CanWest empire: it's legacy of big ownership, cross-media dominance of news markets and an agenda that includes tax reduction, smaller government and uncritical support for Isreal and the United States. He argues that the concentration of media in the hands of one company jeopardises journalistic freedom and he documents the firings of journalists and editors, byline strikes and resignations of angry writers who did not toe the Asper line. Although he is primarily concerned with CanWest the other media giants who are engaged in similar but less successful attempts to dominate the news markets are not let off the hook. Edge makes a persuasive argument for reform in media ownership.
Assange and Posada in the Propaganda System Mixed Media Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Posada's case is a dramatic illustration of the fraudulence of the so-called "War on Terror" and highlights the U.S. refusal to abide by the rule of law. Assange's case shows well the U.S. establishment's fear of the free-flow of information that might interfere with foreign policy and reveal that there are many more Posadas whose service to the empire might be disclosed. And the media's cooperation in this protection of Posada and pursuit of Assange is clear. \
The Assault on Israeli Legitimacy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Israel has consciously orchestrated acute misery and poverty in the Palestinian territories over the past two decades in an effort to subdue and ethnically cleanse the captive population. Israel, despite warnings from many within the Israeli establishment, has embarked on a course that will see it, like the South African apartheid regime, become ever more isolated and reviled.
Assaulting pro-Palestinian Activism: Smear Tactics at U-M Against The Current vol. 118 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 In March, 2005 the student assembly at the University of Michigan held a campus- wide meeting to vote on a resolution calling for the university to form an advisory committee to review university investments in companies supporting the Israeli occupation. This was not a divestment resolution, but a small-scale resolution calling for an investigative committee to investigate university investments.
Assaulting Public Education in Canada: Privatization Plague Spreads Against The Current vol. 82 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 For the past six years right-wing provincial governments across Canada have embraced the neoliberal agenda of educational reform. Four provinces in particular, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have led the charge in dismantling public education in favor of market-driven alternatives.
Assessing the Battle of Longview Against The Current vol. 157 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 How does the Occupy movement connect with more militant segments of the workers movement?
Assignment 1: LGBT Equality Against The Current vol. 152 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 IN OUR IMMEDIATELY post-Dont Ask Dont Tell society, Stuart Biegels The Right to Be Out invites us to create a public education system where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) equality is a reality.
Astrology True or False? Resource Type: Book First Published: 1988
At General Motors, "What Means This Strike?" Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 IN HIS FAMOUS address to the striking New Bedford textile workers in 1898, Socialist Labor Party leader Daniel De Leon posed the question, "What Means This Strike?" De Leon told the workers their strike would be for naught if they didn't see it connected to the broader struggle of their class. He praised them for their courage and affirmed the socialist belief in the strike weapon, but warned that this strike, the second in recent time, would simply become one of a series of lost struggles...
The AT Reader Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology Resource Type: Book First Published: 1985 An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
At the crossroads between 'Green Economy' and rights of nature Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Under the rhetoric of green economy, capitalists are actually attempting to use nature as capital, proposing unconvincingly that the only way to preserve natural elements such as water and forests is through private investment.
At the Cutting Edge The Fight for Canada's Forests Resource Type: Book First Published: 1998 Exposes the overexploitation of Canada's forests and suggests measures to create a sustainable industry.
At the Dark End of the Street - book review Against The Current vol. 162 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle McGuire.
At the Escuelita Zapatista, Students Learn Community Organizing and Civil Resistance as a Way of Life The Class Was Stopped Twice: The First Time to Emphasize the Importance of Discipline in Their Organization Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 From August 11-17, the Zapatistas brought more than 1,500 people into their communities to attend the Escuelita Zapatista, the Little Zapatista School. According to a February comunicado by the EZLN, in a class entitled Liberty According to the Zapatistas: Autonomous Government I, our compas from the Zapatista bases of support are going to share the little we have learned about the struggle for freedom, and the [the students] can see what is useful or not for their own struggles.
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.
At the Source Volume 1, Number 1 - Periodical profile published 1980 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1980 See also CX2090.
At The Source Periodical profile published 1980 Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical) First Published: 1980 See also CX2975.
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.
Atheists of Silicon Valley Resource Type: Website An Atheist is one who has no belief in any god or gods. We are an Atheist organization founded by Atheists for Atheists. We want to live religion-free lives and promote our U.S. Constitutional right of freedom from religion.
Athenians Teach a New Lesson in (Workers) Democracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The Popular Assembly at Syntagma has been able to go beyond democratic discussion to democratic decisions but the construction of real workers democracy is still under way. While thousands take part in the assembly, there are five million living in Athens and millions more in the rest of Greece. To democratically include all these millions requires a system of delegation, in which delegates from neighborhoods and workplaces attend city-wide assemblies and delegates from these attend a nationwide assembly.
The Attack on American Muslims Against The Current vol. 152 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Flailing after Muslims is a convenient way for the right extreme and mainstream to prove their credentials as genuine, God-loving Americans. Islam, they charge, is not a religion of peace, of Western values; its an ideology of terror. You cant trust Muslims.
Attacking Gun Culture at Its Source No Justice, No Peace Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 When you rob people of their self-respect and sense of control over their own lives, use them as means to your own ends, and treat them like garbage, dont be surprised if you dont like the destructive methods they choose to assert their sense of self. By all means lets feel sympathy for the innocent victims when the worm turns but lets also never forget who set things in motion.
Ausserparlamentarische Opposition Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Was a political protest movement active in West Germany during the latter half of the 1960s and early 1970s, forming a central part of the German student movement.
Der außergewöhnliche Myles Horton Interview geführt von Ellen Gould und Murray Dobin Resource Type: Article First Published: 1988 Myles Horton ist der Gründer der Highlander Folk School, einem Ausbildungszentrum in Tennessee.
Austerity and Resistance: Lessons from the 2012 Quebec Student Strike Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The student strike in Quebec has ended, in a rather clear victory. After a seven month-long struggle the longest of its kind in Quebec history students have won a cancellation of the proposed tuition hike, a pledge to repeal the infamous Law 78 that had criminalized demonstrations, and the ouster of Premier Jean Charest and his Liberal government.
Austerity and U.S. Decline Against The Current vol. 153 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The full frontal assault on public workers and their unions in one state after another stripping collective bargaining rights and dues checkoff, slashing wages and pensions and health benefits, abolishing seniority and tenure for teachers, mandating yearly decertification votes, threatening jail terms for strikers is as massive and instantaneous as it was unexpected by the labor bureaucracy and many union members. To say the class war is back is an understatement. Its an authentic firestorm sucking the oxygen from labor rights, from Wisconsin to Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and other states.
Austerity chokes Canada's down-and-out, as Harper, Flaherty look the other way Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The exceedingly aggressive austerity cuts carried out by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty over the past seven years have come home to roost as millions of Canadians, depressed and without hope, are succumbing to its worst consequences.
Australian government orders ASIO raids to suppress East Timor spying evidence Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The Abbott governmen ordered Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) raids on the homes and offices of a lawyer and former intelligence agency whistleblower involved in an international legal challenge to Australias spying on the East Timor government during maritime border talks in 2004.
Australian maritime dispute of 1890 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Was the first of four great strikes that rocked Australasia in the 1890s, which caused political and social turmoil across all Australian colonies and in New Zealand, including the collapse of colonial governments in the colonies of Victoria and New South Wales.
Australian shearers' strike of 1891 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article One of Australia's oldest and most important industrial disputes. Working conditions for sheep shearers in 19th century Australia were considered by those in the industry to be less than optimal. In 1891 wool was one of Australia's largest industries. But as the wool industry grew, so did the number and influence of shearers.
Australian waterfront dispute of 1998 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Severe and protracted industrial relations dispute, primarily between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Patrick Corporation, a stevedoring and transportation company.
Australia's Labor War on the Docks Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 THE BATTLE BETWEEN the Australian "wharfies" and the Patrick Stevedore company, backed by the right-wing coalition government of Liberal Prime Minister John Howard, became a test of strength not only with the National Maritime Union (MUA) but with a wide section of the working class.
Austro-Marxism and the National Question Resource Type: Article First Published: 1935 The mistake made by those who, starting from the fact that revolutionary Marxism upholds the right of all peoples to independence, argue that the practical consequence of that should be the creation of independent national parties or a federation of organisations with extensive political and administrative autonomy, cannot be sufficiently emphasised. Solidarity between workers of the diverse nations within the same State should be paramount. Class solidarity is better than national solidarity.
Authentic journalism: weapon of the people Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The path out of the crises wrought by commercial journalism opens when citizens steal back the mission that big media claimed but failed to do: Honest, coherent storytelling.
Authority Resource Type: Book Published: 1993 Social philospher Richard Sennett has written a book that looks at the cycles of rebellion and surrender both in our public and our private lives. He examines the structures of power and the notion of an "authority crisis". He believes the push and pull between management and labour is inevitable and enduring. He feels that for people to become free we need to give up our false notions of autonomy (the worker) and also the equally false notion of benevolence (the manager). By doing so we will make authority visible and make it the first step toward freedom.
Authors denounce Tesco over Thai defamation cases Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Nick Hornby and other leading British authors accuse Tesco of mounting a "disproportionate" legal response to criticism over its operations in Thailand.
Authors of Gaza youth manifesto speak to Electronic Intifada Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 We, the youth of Gaza, who make up sixty percent of Gaza's 1.6 million residents, have increasingly felt repressed in many aspects, starting from the long-standing Israeli occupation of our lands -- particularly the four-year-old Israeli blockade of Gaza -- through the injustice inflicted everywhere by the rulers of Gaza, who we elected four years ago.
Auto Industry Strikes in China Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Strikes in China are nothing new, but the recent strike wave was remarkable in at least three respects: the amount of concessions granted to workers; the degree of publicity it initially received in the Chinese media; and the prospects for showcase union reform that it has helped push onto the agenda.
Auto-Lite strike Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A strike against the Electric Auto-Lite company of Toledo, Ohio, from April 12 to June 3, 1934.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Resource Type: Book First Published: 1964 Published: 1965 The personal story of the man who become the most dynamic leader of the Black Revolution in the United States, completed shortly before his assassination.
The Autobiography of Mother Jones Resource Type: Book First Published: 1925 In spite of oppressors, in spite of false leaders, in spite of labor#s own lack of understanding of its needs, the cause of the worker continues onward.
Autonomism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A set of left-wing political and social movements and theories close to the socialist movement. Autonomism (autonomia), as an identifiable theoretical system, first emerged in Italy in the 1960s from workerist (operaismo) communism.
Autonomist Marxism Course Outline Resource Type: Article An outline of currents of thought and readings related to autonomist Marxism. The term autonomis" is used to designate a dominan characteristic of this particular tradition of radical political thought: the emphasis on the autonomy of the working class in its struggle against capital as well as on the autonomy of various groups of workers vis a vis others of their class.
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.
Autonomy & Solidarity Resource Type: Website An on-line network for anti-capitalists who believe that revolutionary transformation will come from workers and oppressed people self-organizing from below and not from the top down organizing of any state, party or union bureaucracy.
Autonomy zone on Wall Street? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Prefigurationists argue that they can create self-contained, self-governing societies as pockets of autonomy within the capitalist system. While the goal of creating a democratic decision-making process and remaining independent of the mainstream political system is necessary to create a movement that challenges the entrenched power of Wall Street and the corporate elite, the goal of constituting an autonomous authority within capitalism is impossible and can lead to some dangerous illusions.
Auto-Spy Resource Type: Organization First Published: 1982 Inactive/Defunct Organization
Avenge But One of My Two Eyes Resource Type: Film/Video First Published: 2006 Israeli director Avi Mograbi documents what he calls the "culture of death" in the psychology of Israel the occupier.
Avnery, Uri Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Israeli writer, human rights activist, and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. (Born 1923).
Avnery, Uri and Rachel Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Israeli human rights activists, founders of the Gush Shalom peace movement.
The Awakening in America Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The dynamic of social movements is far more important than their ostensible ideological positions. Revolutions arise out of complex processes of social debate and interaction that happen to reach a critical mass and trigger a chain reaction processes very much like what we are seeing at this moment. The 99% slogan may not be a very precise class analysis, but its a close enough approximation for starters, an excellent meme to cut through a lot of traditional sociological jargon and make the point that the vast majority of people are subordinate to a system run by and for a tiny ruling elite.
Azmi Bishara and Muslims Worldwide Say No to Attacks on Non-Combatants Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 We need the public to know that the choice is between supporting equality or supporting racism, not between opposing or supporting the killing of non-combatants, as the Zionists try to make the public believe. We should tell the public that, yes, we do disagree with the actions of some Palestinians, but that doesn't at all take away from the fact that Zionist ethnic cleansing is the root of the conflict and must be abolished.
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