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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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
Action on Legal Aid Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 Brochure that describes several organizations dedicated to the delivery of legal service to individuals and groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adverse Health Effects of Noise Resource Type: Article First Published: 1995 The effects of noise are widespread and impose long-term consequences on health.
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.
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 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 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 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 interview Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 What to do after being interviewed by a reporter.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Ageism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Also called age discrimination, it is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups because of their age.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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 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.
Alinsky, Saul Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American community organizer and writer. (1909-1972).
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 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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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-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-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.
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 "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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Arumer Zwarte Hoop Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An army of peasant rebels in Friesland fighting the Dutch authorities from 1515 to 1523.
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).
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 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:
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.
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...
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Back in the USA Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 Chomsky explores American unwillingness to subject Israel to the principles of the Geneva Convention, citing this as a main cause for continued strife in the region.
Back in the USSR Resource Type: Article First Published: 1980 Impressions from a trip to the Soviet Union.
Back to Marx Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Maybe it's time for the left to see the universalization of capitalism not just as a defeat for us but also as an opportunity -- and that, of course, above all means a new opportunity for that unfashionable thing called class struggle.
Back to the Fragments Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Beyond the Fragments began life in 1979, as a pamphlet, and soon became the classic statement of socialist feminism in the form it took in Britain following the political explosion of May 1968. Its three authors Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal, and Hilary Wainwright had spent much of the decade as members of organizations of the libertarian left such as the International Socialists, which in 1977 became the Socialist Workers Party. They were also centrally involved in the womens liberation movement, and grew utterly frustrated by the male-dominated politics of both the Labour Party and Leninist groups.
Back To The Future The Continuing Relevance of Marx Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Does anyone seriously believe that the Russian workers who invented soviets in 1905 or overthrew the Tsar in 1917 were free of bigotry, of anti-semitism, of sexism, of national chauvinism? Or the Hungarian workers of 1966? Or the French workers of 1968? (In France there had been considerable display of racism toward African immigrants, a racism that was significantly reduced for a while during the events of May 1968.) Were the Polish workers who created Solidarity in 1980 free of anti-semitism, sexism, the influence of the Catholic Church? What is missing in most of these empirical studies is the theory of Marx. They are based on the depths the working class has reached under capitalism, not the peaks. As a result, they are inherently conservative.
Back-to-the-land movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Refers to a North American social phenomenon of the 1960s and 1970s involving an attempted migration from cities to rural areas.
Background to Bush's Debacle: Iraq and the Empire Against The Current vol. 119 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The stated objective of the neoconservatives in control of United States foreign policy today is to carry out a war on terror by spreading freedom and democracy throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world, if necessary by American power alone, and if necessary by guided missiles, Humvees, and fighter jets.
Backing it Up Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 If you say something in a media interview, make sure you can back it up.
Bacon's Rebellion Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An uprising in which poor whites and poor blacks united against Natives.
Bad Pharma, Bad Journalism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal, from Ben Goldacre's new book, Bad Pharma presents a disturbing picture emerges of corporate drug abuse.
Baez, Joan Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Folk singer, songwriter and activist. (Born 1941).
Bailing Out Banks, Smashing Unions Against The Current vol. 138 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 When General Motors and Chrysler received pre-Christmas bridge loans of $17.4 billion, President Bush specified that the unionized work force had to become competitive with non-unionized workers in wages, benefits and work rules. This blatant attempt to destroy an already weakened United Auto Workers (UAW) illustrates how, in the midst of an economic crisis, U.S. capital is bailed out as working people are fleeced.
Bain Avenue controversy - Ulli Diemer replies Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 There is no dispute about the importance and validity of economic demands, whether in the workplace or in the community. What is under dispute is Wages for Housework#s insistence that money is the only thing around which it is permissible to organize.
Bain Co-op hit by rent strike Rents up 18% Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 Minority of residents launch rent strike while majority pursues co-op ownership.
Bain Co-op Meets Wages for Housework A political thriller Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 The story of the struggle that gave birth to a housing co-operative and destroyed the credibility of the 'Wages for Housework' sect.
Bain Co-op OK's evictions Eviction notices sent Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 Bain residents refusing to pay their full rent are to be served eviction notices.
BAKAUI Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 Brochure that describes "bakaui", a way of life in which people work, in a community context, to develop an ecologically sound way of supporting human life.
Baker, Ella Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article African American civil rights and human rights activis. (1903-1986).
Bakunin vs Marx Resource Type: Article First Published: 1979 The debates between Bakunin and Marx transcend petty personal squabbles and embody two diametrically opposed tendencies in the theory and tactics of socialism, the authoritarian and libertarian schools respectively.
Bakunin vs. Marx Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 The anarchist-Marxist split started with Bakunin, who systematically misrepresented Marx's positions.
Bakunin vs. Marx Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 El movimiento anarquista que apadrinó ha sido plagado por la misma polaridad, por la tensión entre el liberalismo real en un lado y algunas veces la irresistible atracción del anti-intelectualismo, terrorismo y conspiración en el otro.
The Bakuninists at Work An account of the Spanish revolt in the summer of 1873 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1873 This series of articles was written in the wake of the events in Spain during the summer of 1873, which were the culmination of the Spanish bourgeois revolution of 1868-74. Engels focused his attention on the involvement of the Spanish Bakuninists in the abortive cantonal revolts organised in the south and south-east of the country by the Intransigents, an extremist republican grouping that advocated the partition of Spain into independent cantons.
The Ballot and the Bullet Election Diary, Venezuela Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The 2012 Venezuelan election, like Chávez himself, is the result of something far more profound that has been developing for decades, and which has accelerated considerably in recent years.
The Ban on the Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung Resource Type: Article First Published: 1843 The German press begins the New Year with apparently gloomy prospects. The ban that has just been imposed on the Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung in the states of Prussia is surely a sufficiently convincing refutation of all the complacent dreams of gullible people about big concessions in the future.
Banamex v. Narco News Precedent Protects WikiLeaks, Too Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The story one that defines the times we live in - has been going on for a while now: State power (and that includes private-sector states such as corporations and commercial media organizations) can no longer hide behind commercial (and State-owned) media to consolidate and centralize power when citizens deploy decentralized, small scale, and even temporary media resistances outside of those institutions in these ways that make big media irrelevant.
Banana massacre Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Matanza de las bananeras or Masacre de las bananeras was a massacre of workers for the United Fruit Company that occurred on December 6, 1928 in the town of Ciénaga near Santa Marta, Colombia.
Banking on Apartheid Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Package states the case against further Canadian bank loans to the government of South Africa. Suggests actions for persons wanting to resist further bank loans.
Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious transactions to move through the banking system absent adequate monitoring or oversight.
Banning Cars from Manhattan Resource Type: Article First Published: 1961 By banning private cars and reducing traffic, we can, in most areas, close off nearly nine out of ten cross-town streets and every second north-south avenue. These closed roads plus the space now used for off-street parking will give us a handsome fund of land for neighborhood relocation. At present over 35 percent of the area of Manhattan is occupied by roads.
Banning of Books Alarms Freedom Advocates Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The confiscation and banning of books by Malaysian authorities is sending alarm bells ringing among activists, who want the repeal of laws that the government is using to suppress freedom of expression.
Bill Banta, 1941-2008 Against The Current vol. 137 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Bill Banta, a member of the Chicago branch and founding member of Solidarity, died of pancreatic cancer in a Chicago hospice on August 20th. He was 67. Bill was a revolutionary socialist his entire adult life.
Barlow, Maude Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Canadian auther and activist. National chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens# advocacy organization, co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, and an executive member of the International Forum on Globalization. (Born 1947).
Barlow, Maude Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Canadian auther and activist. National chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens# advocacy organization, co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, and an executive member of the International Forum on Globalization. (Born 1947).
Barter Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Bartering is a medium in which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods and/or services without a common unit of exchange (without the use of money).
Barthel, Kurt Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The father of the modern United States nudist movement.
A Basic Call to Consciousness The Hau de no sau nee Address to the Western World Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 A message given by the Hau de no sau nee (or traditional Six Nations council at Onondaga) also called the Iroquois Confederacy to the Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in September, 1977.
The Battle for Brooklyn The Abuse of Eminent Domain Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 An article about the documentary Battle for Brooklyn, which chronicles the fight waged by residents and business owners of Brooklyns Prospect Heights neighborhood facing demolition of their property to make way for the Atlantic Yards project, a massive plan to build 16 skyscrapers and a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets.
The Battle for Democracy in Mexico Against The Current vol. 117 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The Mexican people won a battle for democracy this past spring when massive demonstrations the largest in Mexicos tumultuous history prevented President Vicente Fox from making Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador ineligible to run for president in 2006. The defeat of Fox on this issue was a victory for the Mayor, but above all for the Mexican people, who defended their right to vote for a candidate of their choice in the coming national elections.
The Battle for Puerto Rico's Labor Movement Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The teachers' union Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (FMPR) is the islands largest labor union. Its evolution has considerable impact on Puerto Ricos labor movement as a whole. In fact, recent events surrounding the FMPR reflect many of the debates and tensions that have shaped the islands largest labor struggles over the past decade. These include:
Battle in Nicaragua's Maquiladoras Against The Current vol. 87 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Nicaragua has only one major "free trade zone," Las Mercedes, and unlike the rest of Central America, half of the workers there have managed to build unions. Recently the zone management and the Labor Ministry are helping employers to implement a variety of union-busting actions:
Battle of Ballantyne Pier Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A clash between city, provincial, and federal police and Communist-led protesters on 18 June 1935 in the East End of Vancouver.
Battle of Blair Mountain Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article In 1921 between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted company-paid private detectives in an effort to unionize the southwestern West Virginia mine counties.
Battle of Matewan Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A shootout in the coal company town of Matewan, West Virginia on May 19, 1920.
Battle of Orgreave Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A confrontation between police and picketing miners at a British Steel coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, in 1984, during the UK miners' strike.
The Battle of the Titans Who is Pulling the Strings? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 This is not merely a fight between Israel and the US. Nor is it only a fight between the White House and Congress. It is also a battle between intellectual titans. Intellectual theories can seldom be put to a laboratory test. But this one can. It is happening now. Between Israel and the US a crisis has developed, and it has come into the open.
Battle of Valle Giulia Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A clash between Italian left-wing militants and the Italian police at Valle Giulia, in Rome, on March 1, 1968.
Battleship Potemkin Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A Russian ship on which the crew rebelled against their oppressive officers in June 1905 (during the Russian Revolution of 1905).
Bauxite Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977
Baxandall, Lee Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American writer, translator, editor, and activist, first known for his New Left engagement with cultural topics and then as a leader of the naturist movement. (1935-2008).
The Bay of Pigs and Chronic Hubris The Same Mistake for 52 Years Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 April 17-19 marks the 52nd anniversary of the US-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion by Cuban exiles, our proxies to try to overthrow the Cuban Revolution.
Bay View Massacre Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A massacre of demonstrators by the Wisconsin National Guard.
BBC High Court defence against Trafigura libel suit Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Published: 2010 This document was submitted to the UK's High Court by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in September 2009, as a Defence against a libel claim brought against them by the oil company Trafigura. A May 2009 BBC Newsnight feature suggested that 16 deaths and many other injuries were caused by the dumping in the Ivory Coast of a large quantity of toxic waste originating with Trafigura. A September 2009 UN report into the matter stated that 108,000 people were driven to seek medical attention. This Defence, which has never been previously published online, outlines in detail the evidence which the BBC believed justified its coverage. In December 2009 the BBC settled out of court amid reports that fighting the case could have cost as much as 3 million pounds. The BBC removed its original Newsnight footage and associated articles from its on-line archives. The detailed claims contained in this document were never aired publicly, and never had a chance to be tested in court.
The BBC's 'Bogeyman' Narrative on Hugo Chavez Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The changes in Venezuela, and throughout Latin America, over the past decade: the development of peaceful, democratic alternatives to the policies of neoliberalism; standards of living improved for millions of people following a process that has had popular, democratic support, are at risk of being written off as simply the actions of another 'anti-American' 'bogeyman' due to the media's relentless negative treatment of the Venezuelan government.
A BDS Movement That Works Against The Current vol. 161 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In 2005, a call was issued for global nonviolent resistance to occupation through acts of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.They had three goals: an end to occupation and return to the pre-1967 Green Line, equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and recognition of the Palestinian right of return.
'Be his payment high or low' The American Working Class in the Sixties Resource Type: Article First Published: 1965 Whether workers win a particular struggle or are forced to retreat or manage to hold their own varies considerably with time and place and the particular relationship of forces in each factory. What remains constant throughout, however, is the struggle itself and the search for new social forms.
Beat Generation Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A group of American writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, and the cultural phenomena that they wrote about and inspired.
Beautiful Ruination Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Iin the last half-century, even as the prophets of prosperity have spurred the U.S. on to ever more growth, ruins have become increasingly common features in the American landscape. Braddock, littered with decrepit hulks, is not alone.
The beauty of wind farms Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Windmills are beautiful. They harness the power of the wind to supply us with heat and light. They provide local jobs. They help clean our air and reduce climate change.
Beauvoir, Simone de Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article French writer, philosopher, feminist, and social theorist. (1908-1986).
Bebel, August Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article German social democrat who was one of the founders of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. (1840-1913).
Beckoning Committed Climate Activists Extreme Weather and Even More Extreme Greenhouse Gas Emissions Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 It is evident the climate crisis is far more severe than most scientists had anticipated.
Becoming a Revolutionary Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Against the Current: Which events of 1968 were you involved in? How did that event/those events affect you personally and politically at the time?
Before the White Race Was Invented Review of The Invention of the White Race Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 With white racial oppression in place, the ruling class could promote poor and propertyless European-Americans into the "middle class," the same way the British promoted "mulattos" in the Caribbean, but they would have to do so strictly in token-name only, saving them countless billions of dollars, since the fantasy of social mobility was made conditional not on acquiring their own property, their own means of employment, or their own education, but on keeping African Americans poor and oppressed.
Behind Murder With Impunity Against The Current vol. 86 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 New York City and Los Angeles have become the model for life under capitalism in general, and in late-twentieth century urban America in particular. For the affluent are the booming stock and real estate markets; for the poor, a vista of injustice piled on injustice, atrocity on atrocity, serial police murder with impunity. After Amadou Diallo, Malcolm Ferguson; then Patrick Dorismond: If you are Black in New York you can be shot dead if you stand still, run away, or refuse an offer to sell drugs to undercover cops.
Behind the Confederate Flag Controversy: The Unfinished Civil War Against The Current vol. 85 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Some 50,000 people, ninety percent African Americans, marched in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 17, the federal holiday honoring the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The march protest was organized by the NAACP demanding that South Carolina's government remove the Confederate flag from its statehouse. Until the state officials do so, the NAACP pledged to continue its economic boycott of the state.
Behind the Death of Amadou Diallo Against The Current vol. 86 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Now that public outrage slowly diminishes regarding the Amadou Diallo case, this essay shares some of the immediate feeling and reaction that occurred at the time of the verdict. Furthermore, this essay tries to imagine salient possibilities for re-education in policing methods within communities of color.
Behind the Dirty Cleansing of New Orleans Against The Current vol. 132 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Commentaries on the viciousness of Congressman Richard Bakers (R-LA) oft-cited comment that we couldnt get rid of public housing, but God did often miss the fact that it is, in many ways, an accurate assessment of the intentions of U.S. public housing policy.
'Beijing's bitch' Beijind & Microsoft Resource Type: Article Putting profits ahead of human rights.
Being an Organizer and Being an Activist is not the Same Thing Community Organizers are the Brain that Injects Strategy into the Heart of a Successful Social Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 On Wednesday September 5, 2012, high school students between 14 and 17, in Santiago, skipped classes and broke into the offices of the most important political parties from the left to the right in Chile. They brought posters, shouted slogans and occupied the buildings. They used social networks as a means to organize and prepare for the action.
The Belgian General Strike Resource Type: Article First Published: 1961 The strike of 1960-61 was the culmination of a growing movement of social protest that had been building up over many years. The economic situation of Belgium had been slowly deteriorating. The last and most drastic attempt to improve it, at the expense of the working class, was the introduction of the loi unique, which cut into workers' purchasing power and threatened their conditions of work. On December 14, 1960, a one-day demonstration was called by the Socialist Party and the trade unions to protest against this law. It met with tremendous success. On December 20, the day the debate on the law began in Parliament, the municipal workers came out on official, nationwide, strike. While most of the other unions were discussing what to do next, a spontaneous movement of unparalleled extent swept the country like a tidal wave.
Bello, Walden Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Filipino author, academic, and political analyst. (Born 1945).
A Bend in the Labyrinth - Book Review Against The Current vol. 160 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Book review of 'The Centurys Midnight: Dissenting European and American Writers in the Era of the Second World War' by Clive Bush.
Benjamin, Walter Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article German-Jewish Marxist, literary critic, essayist, translator, and philosopher. (1892-1940).
Daniel Bensaïd: The Power of Indignation Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Daniel Bensaïd, the lively and inspired French Marxist thinker and activist, has left us. This is a great loss, not only for us, his friends, his comrades of struggle, but for revolutionary culture. With his irreverence, his humor, his generosity, his imagination, he was a rare example of a militant intellectual, in the meaning of these words.
Berger, John Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article English art critic, novelist, painter and author. (Born 1926).
Berger Report in Brief A Summary of Volume I of the Report of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry. Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977
Berkman, Alexander Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Anarchist known for his political activism and writing. (1870-1936).
Berlin's oldest squatters in town defend threatened community centre Pensioners take a stand against development of their comunity centre Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Dozen of pensioners took over a community centre in the east Berlin suburb of Pankow last month after the local council said the building they had used as a community centre for 15 years had to make way for real estate development.
Berman, Marshall Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American philosopher and Marxist Humanist writer. (Born 1940).
Bernstein and the Marxism of the Second International Resource Type: Article First Published: 1969 Published: 1972 An essay from the collection entitled From Rouseau to Lenin: Studies in Ideology and Society, First published as Ideologia e Societá by Editori Laterza, Rome, Italy.
Bernstein, Eduard Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article German social democratic theoretician and politician, a member of the SPD, and the theorist of "evolutionary socialism" and revisionism. (1850-1932).
Berra, Yogi Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article (Born 1925). American philosopher and former Major League Baseball player and manager.
Berrigan, Daniel Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American poet, peace activist, and Roman Catholic priest. (Born 1921).
Bertell, Rosalie Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Canadian-American researcher who has worked in the field of environmental health. (Born 1929).
Berton, Pierre Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Journalist, historian, media personality. (1920-2004).
Berton, Pierre Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Journalist, historian, media personality. (1920-2004).
Bertrand Russell's Last Message Resource Type: Article First Published: 1970 No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their own country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate?
Besant, Annie Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator, and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule. (1847-1933).
Bethune, Norman Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Canadian Communist physician, and medical innovator who developed the first mobile blood-transfusion service in Spain in 1936. (1890-1939).
Bethune, Norman Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Canadian Communist physician, and medical innovator who developed the first mobile blood-transfusion service in Spain in 1936. (1890-1939).
Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo war in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including its far left segment).
Beyond Gay Identity Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Gay emancipation will destroy gay identity. This is a good thing, because gay identity sustains gay conformism.
Beyond Iraq: The Spreading Crisis Against The Current vol. 122 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 The disaster and carnage of the Iraq occupation is the center of a crisis now spreading through the regionto Iran, to Afghanistan and the India-Pakistan subcontinent, and especially to Israel-Palestinewith implications far beyond.
Beyond the Ballot Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Rather than focusing upon the establishment of elections in Iraq, Chomsky points out that popular will is the essential element of democracy. The vast majority of Iraqis were, however, opposed to coalition forces.
Beyond the dross Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Pilger and Platt discuss the craft of journalism.
Beyond the Fields Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 There is a strong historical link between the United Farm Workers in its heyday and myriad forms of progressive activism today. UFW alumni, ideas, and strategies have influenced Latino political empowerment, the immigrant rights movement, union membership growth, and on-going coalitions between labor, community, campus, and religious groups.
Beyond the Sacred Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 A transcript on Malik's talk "Beyond the Sacred" at a conference on blasphemy.
Beyond the Veil Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The question of the Muslim veil seems never to leave the headlines for long. The latest controversies have erupted in Britain after a defendant in a criminal trial demanded the right to wear a niqab in court and a college attempted to proscribe it.
Beyond Voting Resource Type: Article By all means vote if you feel like it. But don#t stop there. Real social change requires participation, not representation.
Bhatt, Ela Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Advocate for self-employed women. Winner of the Right Livelihood Award in 1984. (Born 1933).
Bias in the Eye of the Beholder Liberal Media Misperceptions in the American Mind Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 In a time of economic instability, growing poverty, and chronic income and financial insecurity, Americans are increasingly critical of a governing system that they feel has failed in providing for their basic needs. This general distrust, however, can at times manifest itself in ignorant and destructive ways. So it is with the liberal bias claims, which misdirect public attention away from the very real bi-partisan, official source bias of the media, and toward some mythic media conspiracy to marginalize conservatives in favor of an elite liberal agenda. We should be careful to acknowledge this reality next time we hear friends, family, or acquaintances lamenting the liberal media elite.
The Bias of Human Rights Watch Promoting Injustice Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The reports issued by Human Rights Watch over the past decade have increasingly exhibited a bias towards certain rights over others. More precisely, Human Rights Watch repeatedly focuses on political and civil rights while ignoring social and economic rights.
Bibb, Henry Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Author and abolitionist who was born a slave. (1815-1854).
Big Bear Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Cree leader who was involved in the North-West Resistance and subsequently imprisoned. (1825-1888).
Big Bear Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Cree leader who was involved in the North-West Resistance and subsequently imprisonedt. (1825-1888).
Big Brother's Getting Bigger Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Government surveillance and attacks on the privacy of American citizens were bad enough under the Bush regime but they are getting even worse during the Obama years.
The big robo-calling question: will anyone go to jail? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Good investigative journalism could break this affair wide open, but will the owners of the Harper-friendly corporate media allow their journalists to go beyond normal reporting and do the hard work necessary to get to the very bottom of this dark story?
Big Three Auto Contracts: Lowlights of 2011 Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 By the end of October, autoworkers at the Big Three will have approved their 2011-2015 contracts. Since Ford was the most profitable corporation, and one that had avoided bankruptcy, it was the logical corporation for the UAW to target. During the economic crisis Ford workers voted down a round of concessions that would have suspended their right to strike until 2015, so by bargaining first at Ford the union could have maximized its potential power to put an end to the concessions.
Big Three Win A Modular Future: Contract Hype and Reality Against The Current vol. 83 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 The 1999 contract talks between the United Auto Workers and the Big Three auto makers, plus General Motors' Delphi spin-off, offer one more demonstration of what the mainstream media like to call improved relations between the union and the company. Whatever the media mainliners think of this overused phrase, in practice it means greater consensus between top union leaders and company officials.
A Big Victory for Labor in Mexico How Mexican Workers Won Ownership of a Tire Plant with Three-Year Strike Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Collective ownership of a factory in Mexico.
Bigger Slicks, Sicker Society Against The Current vol. 147 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Corporate crime is strikingly analogous to the BP slick. The visible stuff is the slime on the surface that gets most of the attention. You can see it, taste it, smell it. The bigger part stays underwater where it poisons and kills silently, out of view, gets caught in the currents and escapes containment just like those oil plumes poised to swirl around the Florida peninsula and head up the Eastern seaboard.
The Biggest Lie From Hiroshima to Syria, the Enemy Whose Name We Dare Not Speak Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Whether or not Bashar al-Assad or the rebels used gas in the suburbs of Damascus, it is the US not Syria that is the worlds most prolific user of these terrible weapons.
The Biggest 'October Surprise' Of All: A World Capitalist Crash Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Today we see the Western bourgeoisie, disarmed by its own neo-liberal ideology, falling back in a flash on Keynesianism, injecting hundreds of billions of dollars into the banking system to stave off collapse, and dusting off forgotten laws and powers from 70 years ago to push through their emergency measures.
Billionaires, Crime, and Corruption Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 What does it really mean when somebody claims to own hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars? What is a billionaire like David Rockefeller really telling us? He's saying that land he may never have set foot on, but which thousands of other people spend their lives farming, belongs to him alone. He's saying that buildings and machinery which he probably has never seen and certainly has never worked at, but which whole communities of people spend their lives working at to produce goods like clothing and automobiles, belong to him alone.
Binge and Hangover Against The Current vol. 124 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 The lords of empire set out to show that the United States, not Iran or any other potential rival, will rule the "new" Middle East. Unable to attack Iran directly, however, they instead employed the willing regional branch office of the U.S. military-industrial complex, the Israeli Defense Force, to destroy Lebanon. A war that began as a triumphal imperial binge has ended, at least as of August 14 if the fragile ceasefire holds, with uncertainty and a hangover. (The ceasefire's fate, following the failed Israeli commando raid in the Bekaa Valley, is uncertain as we go to press.)
Biodiversity Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or for the entire Earth.
A Biological Walk Down Wall Street Economics, Symbiosis and Parasitoids Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Wall Street today, with the collapse of Freddie Mac, Fanny Mae, AIG, Lehmann Brothers, Washington Mutual and the rest as to come, is highly reminiscent of that scene in #Alien# where the parasite begins to burst out. The host is the free market. Feeding the parasitoid more, in sense of allowing it to nourish on public funds as new host, will have the same denouement, only this time the host will not just be a particular market, but the whole market, and the society reliant upon it.
Bioregionalism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A political, cultural, and environmental system based on naturally-defined areas called bioregions, or ecoregions. Bioregions are defined through physical and environmental features, including watershed boundaries and soil and terrain characteristics. Bioregionalism stresses that the determination of a bioregion is also a cultural phenomenon, and emphasizes local populations, knowledge, and solutions.
Bird, Diz and Max at Town Hall, 1945: Birth of a Revolution Against The Current vol. 124 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Hip-hop had a musical parallel in the 1940s. It was the music now called be-bop, although it wasn't called be-bop then. It was "the new thing" or "the revolution in music."
Birney, Alfred Earle Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Canadian poet, twice winner of the Governor General's Award for Literature. (1904-1995).
Biró, András Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Advcoate for Roma self-reliance and founder of the Hungarian Foundation for Self-Reliance (HFSR). (Born 1925).
Birth Control Resource Type: Article The Vatican condemns any form of birth control, yet they profit from a company which sells birth control pills.
Bisexual community Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article People who are bisexual, pansexual or queer-identified and their allies.
The Bisexual Identity Changing Perspectives on Sexuality: Contributions of Kinsey and Anthropologists Resource Type: Article
Bisexuality Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Sexual behavior with or physical attraction to both sexes (male and female), or a bisexual orientation.
Bituminous Coal Strike of 1974 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article First Published: 1974 A 28-day national coal strike in the United States led by the United Mine Workers of America,
B.J. Widick, 1910-2008 Against The Current vol. 136 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 On June 28, 2008, Branko J. Widick, known to everyone as B.J. or Jack, died at age 97 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Widick was a prominent figure in the history of U.S. Trotskyism and above all in the unorthodox political tendency known as the Shachtmanites. In the Great Depression, he was directly involved in the rise of the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) and was a participant in General Motors sitdown strike of automobile workers.
Black Bloc Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article People who engage in protests wearing black clothing and masks and engaging in property damage. The tactic was developed in the 1980s by anti-nuclear activist autonomists, and was subsequently adopted by some anarchists, as well as some right-wing groups such as the autonomous nationalists of Europe. Black blocs lend themselves to infiltration by police and agents provocateurs, and it has often been alleged that their primary function, whether intentional or not, is to provide a pretext for police repression.
Black Bloc Provocateurs Set Strasbourg Hotel on Fire Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Legitimate anti-NATO protesters are determined to use non-violent civil disobedience to block the summit. In order to provide an excuse to use batons and rubber bullets against them, agents provocateurs masquerading as Black Bloc anarchists have been dispatched with instructions to burn down hotels and vandalize churches.
Black Cats, White Cats, Wildcats Resource Type: Article First Published: 1969 Direct, shop-floor organization have emerged that are willing and able to call strikes in its own name and fight against both the union and the management in a struggle to assert the power of the working class in production.
The Black Dwarf Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A political and cultural newspaper published between May 1968 and 1972 by a collective of socialists in the United Kingdom.
Black History and the Class Struggle - No. 19 A Spartacist Pamphlet Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Articles include Class-Struggle Road to Black Liberation; New Orleans" Racist Atrocity; Black Women's Narratives of Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction; The Lynching of Emmett Till and the Fight for Black Liberation.
Black Humanity on Trial in America, Again The Killing and Trial of Trayvon Martin Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the case of the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, was one such incident that brought out the entire history of racism, racial profiling, white vigilantism and the realities that black people and their allies have to organize to change the system.
Black Liberation and the American Dream Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Race has always been the most visible source of division in the United States. Slavery, segregation, and the current ethnic profiling of the Arab-looking are just a few of examples of racism in American history.
Black Liberation and the Fight for a Socialist America Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 From slavery to convict labour, from the chain gang to the assembly line, American capitalism has been built upon the lash-scarred backs of black labour. Any organization that claims a revolutionary perspective for the United States must confront the special oppression of black people#their forced segregation at the bottom of capitalist society and the poisonous racism that divides the working class and cripples its struggles.
Black Liberation, Working-Class Unity, and the Popular Front: A Reply to Mel Rothenberg Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 MEL ROTHENBERG HAS written a generous review of my book The Color of Politics, (Against the Current 75, July/ August 1998), in which he praises and succinctly summarizes certain of my key arguments. For this I am, of course, grateful. On one issue, however, Rothenberg draws conclusions with which I wish to disassociate myself, conclusions that I believe do not flow from my writing or analysis. The issue concerns his assertion about the importance and salutary effect of popular front approaches...
Black Panther Party Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article African-American organization established to promote Black Power.
The Black Panthers Reconsidered Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 To understand the Black Panther Party, we must place it in the context of the exhaustion of the Civil Rights movement by the mid-to-late sixties.
Black Teachers Revolt of the 1960s Educational Apartheid in Chicago Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Chicagos educational apartheid has a history which includes the racial segregation of its schools, the allocation of resources on an unequal basis and second class treatment for teachers of color. It was Jim Crow North. But there was also resistance, a resistance which grew into a powerful social movement during the 1960s.
Black and White on the Inside Against The Current vol. 112 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 In April 1993, Lucasville, Ohio, was the site of the longest prison siege in U.S. history during which lives were lost longer even than the far more infamous 1971 Attica rebellion.
Black Women's Narratives of Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Anyone who has ever wondered how black people managed to struggle and survive the hideous tortures meted out during slavery and afterward would gain from reading these books. They offer inspiration to a new generation of fighters.
Blackout in Gotham City Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Privatisation and deregulation are at the roots of both last Thursday's power meltdown and the 2001 California crisis, and both events have been lessons in the dangers of taking an exclusively private route into far from perfect markets.
Blair, Elgin Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Obituary of Connexions collective member Elgin Blair. (Died 1989).
Blake, William Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article English poet, painter, and printmaker. Considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. (1757-1827).
Blanqui, Louis Auguste Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article French political activist, founder of the revolutionary theory of Blanquism. (1805-1881).
Blasted in a West Virginia Mine Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Conditions in the mines are caused by capitalism. The 25 dead miners in the latest mine disaster in West Virginia are dead because union-busting and the disregard of safety precautions for the sake of speed-up and higher profits.
Blau-Kamm case exposes the dark underbelly of Israe's security state Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In a properly democratic country, Kamm would have an honorable defence against the charges, of being a whistle-blower rather than a spy, and Blau would be winning journalism prizes not huddling away in exile. But this is Israel. Here, despite a desperate last-stand for the principles of free speech and the rule of law in the pages of the Haaretz newspaper today, which is itself in the firing line over its role, there is almost no public sympathy for Kamm or even Blau. The pair are already being described, both by officials and in chat forums and talkback columns, as traitors who should be jailed, disappeared or executed for the crime of endangering the state.
Bleeding the Patient: The Debt/Deficit Hoax Exposed Resource Type: Article First Published: 1993 An edited transcript of a four-hour discussion held by nine progressive political economists. Discusses the hysteria around the government debt-deficit issue and the difficulty in developing counter-arguments.
Blinded by the Truth Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Chomsky explores Israel's adoption of the American military doctrine in its conflict with the Palestinians.
The Blockade Against Cuba: An Assault Upon Humanity's Conscience Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 On 29 October 2013, for the 22nd consecutive year, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) called for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. 188 states supported the Resolution, 2 voted against it, namely the US and Israel.
Blocking Progress Consensus Decision Making In The Anti-Nuclear Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 1983 Howard Ryan maintains that consensus is wrong in principle and in practice: "The problem is not so much that individuals are being irresponsible or somehow abusing the consensus process. The problem lies in giving individuals that kind of power in the first place. Consensus turns majority rule into minority rule. That's not democracy."
Bloody Oil Canadian First Nations internationalize their struggle against the most destructive project on earth Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The extraction of oil from tar sands is perhaps the most ecologically insane idea on the planet. Four First Nations representatives from Canada travelled to Britain to participate in the London climate camp # the country#s biggest annual gathering of climate activists. Organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network and supported by the New Internationalist, the group#s aim was to internationalize the campaign for a complete tar sands moratorium.
Bloomberg and NYC's Education Wars Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The New York City school system averted catastrophe on June 24, 2011 when mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew reached an accord to prevent more than 4000 teacher layoffs. Under the deal, the teachers union agreed to suspend sabbaticals for one year and to reorganize the way in which teachers without full programs are assigned.
Blowing Your Own Horn! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Launching your own public relations campaign.
Bob King and the "New" UAW Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Last June the 35th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit elected new national officers headed by Bob King. Even before his election, King had been heralded in the media as desirous of transforming the UAW into an activist union. He supported the US Social Forum, co-sponsored the August 28th Detroit march for Jobs, Justice and Peace and encouraged UAW participation in the October 2nd One Nation Working Together demonstration in Washington DC.
Body Parts and Bio-Piracy Tissue, Skin, Bone and Organ Harvesting at Israel's National Forensic Institute Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 A report on the tissue, skin, bone and organ harvesting conducted for many years at Israels L. Greenberg National Institute of Forensic Medicine.
Boff, Leonardo Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article A theologian, philosopher and writer, known for his active support for the rights of the poor and excluded. One of the founders of liberation theology. (Born 1938).
Boggs, Grace Lee Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A Chinese-American author, anti-racist activist and feminist. (Born 1915).
Bogus, Misdirected and Effective Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The Tea Party movement is steeped in misinformation and denial. But it has a lot to teach the left.
Bolívar, Simón Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article South American political leader who played a key role in Latin America's successful struggle for independence from Spain. (1783-1830).
Bolivia After the Referendum Against The Current vol. 137 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The month following Bolivia's recall referendum on August 10, 2008 tragically confirmed the class polarization of that country. The right-wing autonomists of the Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni, Tarija and Sucre departments (states or provinces) escalated their destabilization campaign against the Morales government, while the latter singularly failed to assert its rightful democratic control over all Bolivian territory. A small, racist and virulently right-wing minority has been able to shut down large parts of the country and spill indigenous peasant blood with impunity.
Bolivia: Evo Morales' First 100 Days Against The Current vol. 123 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 On December 18, 2005 the Movimiento al Socialismo (Movement Toward Socialism, MAS) party won an historic 54% of the popular vote in the Bolivian general elections. MAS leader Evo Morales, an indigenous man of mixed Aymara-Quechua descent who came of age politically as a peasant union leader in the anti-imperialist cocalero (coca grower) movement of the Chapare region, became president. MAS assumed the governance of Bolivia on January 22, 2006.
Bolivia: WikiLeaks Expose US Conspiracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Recently released United States embassy cables from Bolivia have provided additional insight to the events leading up to the September 2008 coup attempt against the Andean countrys first indigenous president.
Bolivian gas conflict Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A social confrontation in Bolivia centering on the exploitation of the country's vast natural gas reserves.
Bolivia's Autonomist Right -- A Dangerous Threat Against The Current vol. 135 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Autonomist right-wing forces in the Bolivian department (state) of Santa Cruz acting through the offices of the prefecture (governorship) and Santa Cruz Civic Committee held an illegal May 4 rerendum on departmental autonomy. According to the consulting agency Captura Consulting the yes side won 85% of the votes cast, with 15% against. However, many organizations within the left-indigenous bloc of the department had called for a boycott of the referendum, and were successful in obtaining an abstention rate of over 40%. Compare that to the remarkably low abstention rate of 15% in the December 2005 general elections that brought Evo Morales, the countrys first indigenous president, to office at the national level. Nonetheless, the right declared results a triumphant victory.
Bolivia's Growing Crisis Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 A confrontation between the government of Bolivian president Evo Morales and a part of his indigenous social base is leading to a serious political crisis. A violent police assault on indigenous community protests against a road being built through their self-governed Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS) have led to a growing confrontation.
Bolivia's Uncertain Revolution Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Bolivia under the presidency of Evo Morales has become a favorite topic among progressives and social democrats, who have likened his ascendency to the nations highest post as nothing short of revolutionary. The buzz around Morales, a long time social movement figure and the first Indigenous president of the Andean nation has only lost a little luster since his election almost six years ago.
Bolotnikov, Ivan Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The leader of a popular uprising in Russia known as the Bolotnikov rebellion. (Died 1608).
Bolshevik Party Entry in the Marxists Internet Archive Glossary Resource Type: Article The Bolshevik party led the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Bolshevism and Stalinism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1947 From any view that goes beyond the capitalist system of exploitation, Stalinism and Trotskyism are both relics of the past.
Bolshevism, Gender & 21st Century Revolution Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 2017 will mark the Russian Revolutions 100th anniversary. Socialists will again ask how the revolution was made and why it degenerated.
Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 An in-depth analysis of the history of Bolshevism and the many programmatic, tactical and organisational lessons to be drawn from that history.
The Bomb won't go away on its own Resource Type: Article First Published: 1982 Our task is to break out of this closed self-justifying system by depriving governments of the passive populations they need, by refusing to accept the choices we are offered and instead becoming active participants pressuring them to accept our proposals.
Book Review: African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Conspicuously absent from the renewed and resurgent discourse amongst anti-capitalist forces and the popular imagination was sub-Saharan Africa, black Africa, the Africa of the eternal cycle of dictators, corruption, famine, bad governance and debt. African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions ambitiously sets out to remedy this and place the host of new movements arising across the continent in a singular socio-political context.
Book Review: C.L.R. James, A History of Pan-African Revolt (1939,1969) Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 What makes A History of Pan African Revolt enchanting is the thread of speculative philosophy that holds the assorted anecdotal historical commentaries on labor strikes, anti-racist rebellions, heroic personalities, and anti-colonial events together.
Book Review: Kevin Anderson, Marx at the Margins (2010) Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Andersons argument is based on a careful and comprehensive reading of the writings of Marx (and, to the extent necessary, Engels) on: (1) the history, economics and politics of societies and nations outside Western Europe (but including Ireland); (2) movements of national liberation, as in Ireland, Poland and India; and (3) the relationship between race and class in countries such as England and the United States.
Bookchin, Murray Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American libertarian socialist-anarchist, political and social philosopher, environmentalist, conservationist, atheist, speaker, and writer. (1921-2006).
Bookchin on Technology Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 Murray Bookchin#s arguments for a liberatory technology.
Books banned by governments, list of Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article This article intends to list works, such as novels, nonfiction books, short stories, and essays that have banned by governments over time.
Boom and Bust... Literally Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The richest country in the world is faced with literal boomin the form of exploding sections of electric, gas and steam systemsand bustin the form of collapsing roads and bridgeson a widespread and regular basis.
The Boomerang Is Almost Home Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 It should never be forgotten that while colonization, with its techniques and its political and juridical weapons, obviously transported European models to other continents, it also had a considerable boomerang effect on the mechanisms of power in the West, and on the apparatuses, institutions, and techniques of power.
Bordiga, Amadeo Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Italian Marxist, contributor to Communist theory, founder of the Communist Party of Italy, leader of the Communist International and, after World War II, leading figure of the International Communist Party. (1889-1970).
Born in Bradford Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Multiculturalism transformed the character of antiracism. By the mid-1980s the focus of antiracist protest in Bradford had shifted from political issues, such as policing and immigration, to religious and cultural issues: a demand for Muslim schools and for separate education for girls, a campaign for halal meat to be served at school, and, most explosively, the confrontation over the publication of The Satanic Verses. Political struggles unite across ethnic or cultural divisions; cultural struggles inevitably fragment.
"Born into Brothels" Controversy Against The Current vol. 117 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 "Born into Brothels" won this years Academy Award for best documentary. Directed by British photojournalist Zana Briski and U.S. film editor Ross Kauffman, the film follows Briskis project of teaching photography to a group of children who live in Sonagachi Calcutta, Indias red-light district as well as Briskis efforts to get these children of sex workers admitted into boarding schools.
The Borrower and the Billionaire A Foreclosure Story Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In this excerpt adapted from The Monster, Michael W. Hudson writes about the nations largest subprime lending empire through the fortunes of its owner and one of its customers.
Borsodi, Ralph Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Economic theorist and practical experimenter interested in ways of living useful to the modern person or family desiring greater self-direction and self-reliance. (1886-1977).
The boss is spying Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The data mining by large U.S. corporations gets less attention than U.S. government surveillance. It goes beyond the tracking of every mouse-click, purchase and "like" registered by every consumer on the internet, and relies not only on sophisticated electronic devices, but on the currency of fear and sheer intimidation which would make a Big Brother tyrant proud, the kind depicted in George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.
Boycott Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for political reasons.
The Boycott Lafargue, Paul Resource Type: Article First Published: 1901 The boycott, which the bourgeoisie regards with sentimental tenderness when directed against the trade of its commercial rival, it considers as a crime when employed by the workers in defence of their livelihood. The mere blacklisting of a workshop by a trade union is an offence, in Europe as well as in America, punished by law and the infliction of civil damages, calculated to exhaust the treasury of the union and break down the power of resistance of the workers.
Boycott Derails Jerusalem Rail Line Rail Firm Pays Price for Link to Settlements Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The very survival of the rail project is now in question after the boycott movement#s successful lobbying. A Dutch bank, ASN, pulled its investments from Veolia in 2006, and the company lost a large contract in Sweden this year.
Boycott Israel Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 It is clear to me that the only way to counter the apartheid trend in Israel is through massive international pressure.
Bradley Manning and Adolf Eichmann Are We All Really Bradley Manning? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Manning succeeded in accomplishing what Eichmann was tried and executed for failing to do; Manning refused to participate in the commission of crimes against humanity.
Bradley Manning's Torture Commonplace In U.S. Prisons Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The corrosive, solitary confinement being inflicted upon PFC Bradley Manning in the Quantico, Va., brig is no exceptional torture devised exclusively for him. Across the length and breadth of the Great American Prison State, the world's largest, with its 2.4-million captives stuffed into 5,000 overcrowded lock-ups, some 25,000 other inmates are suffering a like fate of sadistic isolation in so-called supermax prisons.
Brazil 1992 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990
Brazil: Changing Lives Through the Power of Dance Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Founded in 1991 and directed by Dora Andrade, EDISCA is a non-governmental organisation that caters exclusively to children and adolescents from poor neighbourhoods.
Bread and Roses Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The slogan "Bread and Roses" originated in a poem of that name by James Oppenheim, published in The American Magazine in December 1911, which attributed it to "the women in the West." It is commonly associated with a textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts during January-March 1912, now often known as the "Bread and Roses strike".
The Bread Index Resource Type: Article Health, social problems linked to bread.
Breaking the Spell of Stupid Opinions Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 When someone is outside the hold of a stupid opinion, its inanity is so apparent that one wonders how it could ever be held by anyone. But when people are caught believing something that isn't reality-based, most believe it far more rigidly than they believe facts.
Brecht, Bertolt Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article German poet, playwright, theatre director, and radical. (1898-1956).
Bridges, Harry Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Australian-American union leader in the ILWU, a longshore (dock) and warehouse workers' union on the West Coast, Hawai'i and Alaska. (1901-1990).
A Brief History of Loyal Opposition to War Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 As Afghanistan erupts with redoubled violence, the author recounts the clutch of soldiers who have refused to serve or repented their service in every American war since the War of 1812.
A Brief History of Superpowers The Neck Irons of Empire Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 From the Congress of Vienna of 1815 to the Congress of Berlin in 1878 to the Allies invasion of Russia in 1918 to the formation of what became the European Union in the 1950s, the great powers of Europe and the world have gotten together in grand meeting halls and on the field of battle to set the ground rules for imperialist exploitation of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia, to Christianize and civilize, to remake the maps, and to suppress revolutions and other threats to great-power hegemony.
A Brief on the Effects of Inflation on Welfare Recipients Presented to P.E.I. Cabinet Ministers Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 An exploration the situation of those Islanders most harshly affected by the effects of inflation and legislation governing wage and price controls.
Brief Theory of the Present Crisis Against The Current vol. 153 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 This article is a summary and development of the argument that I have been writing in the journal Critique, both in the Critique Notes and a number of articles. I have left out two issues discussed in Critique, that of the case against the falling rate of profit as the only or fundamental cause and why the ruling class has opted for austerity.
Bring In The Paper, Bring On The Torches Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The ideologists of capitalism are paid handsomely to proclaim the rationality of the free market system, where all men are recreated equal by their commodities as buyers and sellers. Finance capital, however, recreates itself in the irrationality of the markets, in the divergence between prices; in the disparity between particular prices and particular values.
Bring it Home One Sky Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A pamphlet about the needs of grass roots, people-oriented health programs and awareness.
Bringing Diversity Home Lakey, George Resource Type: Article First Published: 1995 Diversity provides an opportunity for activist organizations to strengthen themselves. A lot depends on how it's done.
Bringing the Battlefield to the Border The Wild World of Border Security and Boundary Building in Arizona Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The U.S.-Mexican border has not only become Ground Zero for every experiment in immigration enforcement and drug interdiction, but also the incubator, testing site, showcase, and staging ground for ever newer versions of border-enforcement technology that, sooner or later, are sure to be applied globally.
Brinton, Maurice Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Libertarian socialist writer and neurologist. (1923-2005).
Brisbane general strike of 1912 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The 1912 Brisbane General Strike in Queensland, Australia, began when members of the Australian Tramway Employees Association were dismissed when they wore union badges to work.
British Columbia Woodworkers' Strike Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article 15 May - 20 June 1946. Twenty-seven thousand workers in both the coast and interior regions, led by district president Harold Pritchett, struck when demands for a 25-cent hourly increase, a 40-hour week, union shop and mandatory dues check-off were refused by Stuart Research Service, the bargaining agent for 145 coast operators.
British Labour Today Against The Current vol. 111 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The glory days of the British Labour Party are long behind it. Labour won the 1945 General Election and used the next six years in office to nationalize the Bank of England, the railway network, electricity, the steel industry and road transport.
British Policy in Palestine Resource Type: Article First Published: 1938 The three principal factors in the political arena in Palestine 1in 1938 are British imperialism, the Arab nationalist movement under its present leadership and the Zionist movement.
The British Rule in India Resource Type: Article First Published: 1853 England has broken down the entire framework of Indian society, without any symptoms of reconstitution yet appearing. This loss of his old world, with no gain of a new one, imparts a particular kind of melancholy to the present misery of the Hindoo, and separates Hindostan, ruled by Britain, from all its ancient traditions, and from the whole of its past history.
British study has the goods on corporate execs Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 A study published by the journal Psychology, Crime and Law tested 39 senior managers and chief executives from leading businesses and compared the results with the same tests on patients at Broadmoor hospital, where people who have been convicted of serious crimes are incarcerated. On certain indicators of psychopathy, the bosses' scores either matched or exceeded those of the patients; in fact, on these criteria, they beat even the subset of patients who had been diagnosed with psychopathic personality disorders.
Broadcast Licenses for Religious Groups Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Religious freedom does not imply the right of any group to use the public airwaves to promulgate their own religious views while excluding all conflicting points of view.
Broadside: A Feminist Review Resource Type: Article Published: 2012 A history of the groundbreaking Canadian feminist newspaper published between 1979 and 1989.
Broken Barricades: The Oaxaca Rebellion in Victory, Defeat, and Beyond Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 An analysis of the 2006 Oaxaca rebellion and its contradictions. Its diversity encompassed workers, indigenous groups, Stalinists, anarchists and others. Its weapons and tactics included general assemblies, strikes, barricades, mirrors and fireworks.
Brothers-in-Arms: Capitalism and Corporate Journalism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 An essential role of corporate journalism is to shore up public confidence in an unjust, crisis-riven financial and economic system. Although plenty of gloom and doom is permitted, especially in the face of obvious crisis, the legitimacy of the system is rarely questioned.
Brown, John Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to end slavery. (1800-1859).
Brown, Rosemary Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Canadian politician, prominent member of the New Democratic Party. (1930-2003).
Bruce, Lenny Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. (1925-1966).
Bruderhof Communities Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Christian religious communities with branches in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania in the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia.
The Brutal Tragedy at Marikana Against The Current vol. 160 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The following statement, A Brutal Tragedy that Never Should Have Happened, was issued by the editors of Amandla! immediately following the August 16 shooting of striking miners.
Dennis Brutus: Honored by the Enemies He Kept Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 So much has been said about the loving and nurturing characteristics of Dennis Brutus and his political and literary contributions. Those who knew him understood how much he wanted to encourage future generations of radicals and poets.
Bryant, Louise Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American journalist and writer best known for her Marxist and anarchist beliefs and her essays on radical political and feminist themes. (1885-1936).
Buber, Martin Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Austrian-born Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship. (1878-1965).
Buck, Tim Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Machinist, trade unionists, and a long-time leader of the Communist Party of Canada. (1891-1973).
The Buckeye Socialist Alternative Against The Current vol. 150 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The Dna La Botz Socialist for Senate campaign in Ohio represents an important success in the recent context of leftist third party initiatives. Running the first Socialist Party campaign for national office in Ohio since 1936, La Botz garnered 25,368 votes statewide, one of the more successful socialist electoral bids in decades. This experience provides some important lessons for how the left can engage the electoral arena in this period.
Budai Nagy Antal Revolt Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Transylvanian peasant revolt, of 1437, which was the only significant popular revolt in the Kingdom of Hungary prior to the great peasant war of 1514.
Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and Sri Lanka has its roots in the political struggles that have engulfed the two nations. The importance of Buddhism in the conflicts in Myanmar and Sri Lanka is not that the tenets of faith are responsible for the pogroms, but that those bent on confrontation have adopted the garb of religion as a means of gaining a constituency and justifying their actions.
Budget Woes, Class Wars Against The Current vol. 152 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.
Budiardjo, Carmel Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article British human rights activist, founder of the organisation Tapol and a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.
Buffalo switchmen's strike Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A strike in August 1892 by railroad workers employed by three railroads in Buffalo, New York.
Building a Solidarity City Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same realities.
Building Working-Cass Opposition to Stalin's Dictatorship? The Trotskyist Opposition, 1927-1940 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 A review of Tony Cliff's book Trotsky, 1927-1940. In Cliff's view, the Trotskyist movement in the USSR was not so much destroyed by Stalin as much as it collapsed under the weight of its own fundamentally faulty assumptions regarding the nature of the enemy--indeed, just who the enemy was.
Bukharin, Nikolai Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Marxist theoretician, Bolshevik revolutionary, and Soviet politician. (1888-1938).
Bukharin, Nikolai Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of People Resource Type: Article Marxist theoretician, Bolshevik revolutionary, and Soviet politician. (1888-1938).
Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991 Teaching Communists What Democracy is All About Resource Type: Article Published: 1995 An account of American intervention in the Bulgarian and Albanian elections of 1990-1991
Bulgarian fascists run nightly patrols targeting immigrants Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 In the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, groups of fascists in paramilitary uniforms are conducting what they describe as civil patrols. The purpose of the patrols is to stop people in the street and then demand to see their identification or immigration documentation.
Buller, Annie Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Union organizer and manager of various Communist Party of Canada (CPC) publications. (1895-1973).
The Bund (General Jewish Labour Bund) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A secular Jewish socialist party in Central and Eastern Europe operating predominantly between the 1890s and the 1930s.
Bunkhouse Men Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article The term "bunkhouse men" is typically applied to some 50 000 workers who constituted a labour pool for the booming Canadian economy in the first 3 decades of the 20th century. They lived in frontier work camps and provided unskilled labour in logging, harvesting, mining and construction. Mainly single and "foreign," they experienced brutal exploitation.
Burdened with Debt Reloaded: The Politics ofr Devaluation Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 A series of defensive and sectional struggles at workplaces in the private sector reveal that the Greek industrial capital has already taken advantage of the new institutional framework of the state of emergency now ruling in Greece to prop up its profitability or just transfer its own debts and losses onto the workers.
The bureaucracy remains Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990 Published: 1991 The government may change, but the bureaucracy remains, continuing the same short-sighted policies.
"Burn the Haystack!" Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 This war is part of (the Israeli government's) plans to achieve total control over the Palestinian people -- plans which will inevitably lead to both peoples, Palestinians and Israelis alike, paying a terrible price in blood.
Burning History in San Salvador Destruction of Historical and Human Rights Archives Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 On Thursday, Nov. 14, three armed men broke into the offices of Pro-Búsqueda. The attack on Pro-Búsqueda was not a random crime. We should be worried about what is happening in El Salvador.
Burning Truth Invisible Truth Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Make no mistake about this: Hoang Hung was killed as a warning to other journalists. Make too much noise and you will be roasted alive like this man.
Margaret Burroughs Against The Current vol. 152 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Margaret Burroughs, longtime Chicago artist and activist, died on November 21, 2010 at age 93. Producing poetry, block prints, paintings, sculptures, and participating in theater, she was a modern day renaissance woman. She leaves behind two major institutions the Du Sable Museum and the South Side Community Art Center that are her legacy to a life dedicated to promoting African-American art and culture.
Bush-Gore 2000: No Thanks! Against The Current vol. 87 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The Republican presidential candidate strongly advocates the Effective Death Penalty Act, the World Trade Organization and "free trade" with China; talks environmental protection while being heavily funded by Occidental Petroleum; supports deportations of non-citizens suspected of "terrorist links" based on secret evidence which the accused cannot hear or refute; and openly pandered to the right-wing lobby in Miami in the Elian Gonzalez affair.
Bush, the Democrats & the Greens After 2004 Against The Current vol. 115 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 One peculiar event around the 2004 elections received almost no analysis or discussion: The overwhelming majority of the supporters of John Kerry disagreed with their candidate on most major issues. This simple fact tells how deep the corruption of the American political system has become.
Bush to New Orleans Survivors: "You're On Your Own" Against The Current vol. 119 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Like everyone who "got out" before Katrina hit, my exit was a private one. My partner and I took heed of the voluntary evacuation because we had the means to do so. We packed three changes of clothes and our passports, got in our trusty 1998 Ford Escort station wagon with some friends, and left our green-shuttered 100-year-old Victorian shotgun house in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
Bush's bankrupt vision Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Looking at the stops during Bush's visit to the Middle East, Chomsky offers an explanation of the ambitions Bush aimed to establish as his legacy; namely, good relations with those regions rich in resources, especially Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Business is Booming for the Prison Profiteers The GEO Group Cashes In Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Though GEO (formerly Wackenhut) is hardly a household name, they are a major player in the private corrections sector, combining a self righteous amorality in profiting from human misery with a ruthless sense of just how to make a buck in this business.
Business journalists go on the attack; demonize Atlantic seasonal workers Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 National business journalists and columnists have bought into Prime Minister Stephen Harpers demeaning view that folks in the Atlantic region are backward and have a defeatist attitude. Framed in disrespectful language, theyre promoting untested economic ideas that, if adopted, would seriously damage the economy and the people of the region.
The Butterfly and the Boiling Point Charting the Wild Winds of Change in 2011 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be.
Cabet, Étienne Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article French philosopher and utopian socialist. He was the founder of the Icarian movement and led a group of emigrants to found a new society in the United States. (1788-1856).
Cabral, Amílcar (Abel Djassi) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article African agronomic engineer, writer, Marxist and nationalist guerrilla and politician. (1924-1973).
Cade, Jack Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The leader of a popular revolt in the 1450 Kent rebellion. (Died 1450.)
California Greens Advance: The Camejo and Chretien Campaigns Against The Current vol. 124 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 In California the Green Party is changing both in its social composition and in its political diversity. The party's support for immigrants' rights, especially around the issue of state driver's licenses, has won the party growing support among Latinos. Leading activists such as Nativo Lopez, Chair of the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), and Miguel Araujo, from Centro Azteca, have come into the Green Party.
California Home Care: Terminated! Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Question: What's the best health care plan in the U.S. Answer: Don't get sick!
Call it as it is Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Now is the time to see that most of our problems are the result of the insatiable greed of the very few. And to say so, clearly and repeatedly. Its the only way to start changing towards reality.
A Call to the Workers of the World Resource Type: Article First Published: 1918 Humanity is facing the alternative: Dissolution and downfall in capitalist anarchy, or regeneration through the social revolution.
Callenbach, Ernest Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American writer, known as an author of green books, namely as author of the ecological utopias Ecotopia (1975) and Ecotopia Emerging (1981). (Born 1929).
Calling Bono Your Palestinian Gandhis Exist ... in Graves and Prisons Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Palestinians have been engaging in nonviolence for decades. The reality is that nonviolence is only as powerful as its visibility to the world.
Callwood, June Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada Resource Type: Article Journalist, writer, broadcaster, civil libertarian 1924-2007. (1924-2007).
Callwood, June Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Journalist, writer, broadcaster, civil libertarian 1924-2007. (1924-2007).
Cambodia Resource Type: Article First Published: 1970 Chomsky discusses the invasion of Cambodia. He describes it in terms of the internationalization of the Vietnam war as well as explores the internal developments leading up to the event. Specifically, Chomsky focuses on the right-wing coup of Prince Sihanouk on March 18th 1970 as the turning point from neutrality to destabilization.
Cambodia: Labor and the Coup Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 IN THE FACE of a repressive and dangerous environment, workers are on the move in Cambodia. Though Americans heard little about it, the emergence of an independent labor movement was one of the most promising developments in Cambodia since the UN imposed democratic institutions from above on a society with no prior democratic experience.
Peter Camejo: A Red-Green Life Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The Progressive movements lost a major advocate last September 13th when Peter Camejo died after a long battle with lymphoma at the age of 67. The broad, historical impact he had was obvious in the national media response and the hundreds of emails and blog entries following his death.
Peter Camejo at Berkeley Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 I met and worked with Peter Camejo in Berkeley during the latter half of the 60s. He was a leader of the Socialist Workers Party and the Young Socialist Alliance there, while I was active in the Independent Socialist Clubs, which later became the International Socialists. Peter was always a hard-driving speaker who always knew what he wanted to say, and he could say it elegantly.
Camejo's Early Political Years Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 I first met Peter Camejo in 1958, when we were both students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He had joined the Young Socialist Alliance in New York, politically aligned with the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party, the year before, and I was a member of the Young Peoples Socialist League, politically aligned with the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation.
Camisard Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article French Protestants (Huguenots) of the Cevennes region of south-central France who raised an insurrection against the persecutions which followed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An organization that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by Britain. It also campaigns for international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Campaigning for A Millionaires Tax Against The Current vol. 158 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In February 2012, the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) launched a simple, clear initiative to raise taxes on Californians with incomes greater than $1,000,000 per year. The folding of this campaign for the Millionaires Tax (MT), following a compromise with the governor, has been felt as a seismic shock for many activists in California.
Campaigning with Issues Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 An interview with Ann Menasche. Ann Menasche, who ran for Secretary of State in California on the Green Party ticket, was interviewed by Dianne Feeley for ATC. Menasche is a longtime activist and an attorney concentrating on disability rights.
Can a Democrat change US Middle East policy? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 In response to the Bush Administration's open disregard for public opinion polls, Chomsky considers the likeliness of a Democrat taking a new stance on the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. He asserts that the possibility is somewhat greater - even if only marginally.
Can Free Schools Work? Resource Type: Article First Published: 1985 Before starting on another round of alternative education projects, it might be helpful to try to understand why few of the last round#s projects achieved long term success.
Can Journalism Schools Be Relevant In A World On The Brink? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The best of our students are worried not just about whether they can find a job after graduation but also whether those jobs will allow them to contribute to shaping a decent future for a world on the brink.
Can Soldiers Resist? Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Interviews with Tod Ensign and Phil Aliff.
Can the Egyptians Come to Canada to Liberate Us? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 As I sat glued to Al Jazeera for two weeks watching the Egyptian revolution unfold from my home in Toronto, I must confess to having experienced feelings of jealousy. How nice it must be, I thought, to live a country where people want democracy.
Can the NDP be Socialist? Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 Simon Rosenblum argues that the left should work to transform the NDP, not ignore it.
Can We Build Socialist-Anarchist Alliances? Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Last summer I delivered a talk on primitivist anarchism at a conference devoted to Marxist literature and culture. The participants were mostly academics engaged with Marxist criticism, and most came out of university English departments. For many in this group of self-described Marxists, my attempt at bemused critical appreciation for this admittedly problematic group of anarchists was not welcome. Anarcho-primitivists, critics insisted, are not activists, and they certainly have no place among committed Marxists. Worse, they are misanthropic, individualistic terrorists perhaps even genocidal in their overall aims to destroy civilization.
Can We Live and Eat Too? Against The Current vol. 131 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 In 1579, the fleet of British explorer Sir Francis Drake met the coast of what we now call California. Drake, who would dub his discovery New Albion (Albion being the Latin name for Britain), thought he had happened upon an island. Though the source of Californias present-day name is obscure, at least one etymological theory suggests that Drake was not alone in imagining the place as a world apart; the first literary reference to California, in a 1510 novel by Spanish writer García Ordóñez de Montalvo, Las Sergas de Esplandián, depicts an island in the Pacific inhabited by Amazonian women.
Canada: Activists Face the Future Against The Current vol. 91 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Electoral politics present challenging problems for labor movements all over the world. In the absence of strong working class parties, labor activists are often compelled to support parties that implement anti-worker legislation simply because they represent a lesser evil. While reforms are certainly necessary, the investment of activist energy and resources into the electoral process can often distract union and social justice organizations, preventing them from undertaking the important task of generating solidarity within more impoverished segments of the working class.
Canada facilitated NSA spying on 2010 G8 and G20 summits Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) briefing notes leaked by the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal that Canadas Conservative government permitted the NSA to spy on the June 2010 G8 and G20 summits held in Huntsville, Ontario and Toronto.
Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, diverse economy towards dependence on a single primary resource, which happens to be the dirtiest commodity known to man. The price of this transition is the brutalisation of the country, and a government campaign against multilateralism as savage as any waged by George Bush. Until now I believed that the nation that has done most to sabotage a new climate change agreement was the United States. I was wrong. The real villain is Canada.
Canada's Imperialism Without Illusions Against The Current vol. 153 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Against The Current interviewed Canadian author and activist Todd Gordon on April 29, 2011, shortly before the May 2 national election in Canada. Gordon is the author of Imperialist Canada (Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2010). We followed up with additional questions after the election.
Canada's Indians: A Powerless Minority Resource Type: Article First Published: 1965 Discusses several complicated issues bringing to light the troubling relationship between the Canadian government and Native communities.
Canada's Secret Constitution NAFTA. WTO and the End of Sovereignty? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 Adapted from Chapter 4 of Clarkson's book Uncle and Us: Globalization, Neoconservativism, and the Canadian State.
Canada's Water: Resource War #2 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 Wars are usually fought over ideologies or natural resources. Canada should be concerned given its rich deposits of natural resources.
The Canadian Information Sharing Service Resource Type: Article First Published: 1979 Editorial explaining that the Canadian Information Sharing Service has changed the name of its publication to 'Connexions'.
Canadian Neocolonialism in Latin America Resource Type: Article First Published: 1962 Discusses the role of Canadian capital in foreign markets and the drive behind Canadian businesses to control valuable assets in Latin American countries.
Canadian Policy Towards Southern Africa: An Ecunemical Concensus Paper Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Paper presented to government officials detailing position on racial oppression in S. Africa.
Cananea strike Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A strike took place in the Mexican mining town of Cananea, Sonora, in June 1906.
The Cancer in Occupy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The Black Bloc anarchists, who have been active on the streets in Oakland and other cities, are the cancer of the Occupy movement. The presence of Black Bloc anarchists so named because they dress in black, obscure their faces, move as a unified mass, seek physical confrontations with police and destroy property is a gift from heaven to the security and surveillance state.
Cancer is Capitalist Violence Anthropology Against Oncology Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Its been two decades since the publication of Martha Balshams landmark study, Cancer in the Community: Class and Medical Authority (1993). Balshem, a hospital-based anthropologist, documented how a Philadelphia lay community rejected medical advice to stop smoking, eat fruits and vegetables and schedule regular screening tests. The working class community of Tannerstown (a pseudonym) instead blamed air pollution from highway traffic and nearby chemical plants, as well as fate, for their cancers.
Canton, December 1927 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1928 In 1927, as a result of a rapid succession of fatal mistakes, the Chinese proletariat lost the strong positions in Shanghai and Hankou that it had gloriously conquered at the head of the national movement. In April Chiang Kai-sheks coup, which was prepared in broad daylight and should have been foreseen, robbed the workers of Shanghai. In August the sharp turn to the right by the left Guomindang, on which had been based inadmissible hopes, robbed the workers of Hankou. In the meantime, the seizure of Changsha, carried out with the complicity of the Hankow government (in which the Communists participated), decapitated the Hunan peasant movement.
Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they#ve deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and neglecting to invest adequately in their news operations. For decades powerful media corporations have decided what news Canadians should read, hear, and see. By reading just about any Canadian daily newspaper it#s not hard to see how the values of corporate-owned media are quite different from the values and interests of the majority of Canadians.
Cape Breton Strikes, 1920s Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article The Cape Breton labour wars of the early 1920s represented an intense local episode of class conflict. In such conflicts militant unions, often led by radical leaders, were attempting to change the balance of power in Canadian industry by insisting on union recognition and improved living standards for the workers.
The Capital Punishment Debate Resource Type: Article First Published: 1984 The death penalty make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society.
Capital Punishment: The most Deplorable form of Deliberate Murder Resource Type: Article A society that legally permits the killing of human beings can never prevent its repetition by the general public. The abolition of capital punishment and declaring the value of human life is the first step in the struggle against a culture of murder in society.
Capitalism and Social Rights Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 We're talking here about rights and how to guarantee them in an unequal globalized society. Im just going to take it for granted that all of us here believe in human rights in some sense of the term. Lets start from the premise that all human beings, just by virtue of being human, are entitled to certain basic conditions of freedom and dignity which have to be respected by others, not just by other individuals but also, and especially, by people in power and by states.
Capitalism and Socialism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1968 The revolution must of course start with the overthrow of the exploiting class and with the institution of workers' management of production. But it will immediately have to tackle the reconstruction of social life in all its aspects. If it does not, it will surely die.
Capitalism and Socialism: A Rejoinder Resource Type: Article First Published: 1969 Those who seem frightened of new ideas might at least rearrange their prejudices once in a while. But even this seems to be asking too much. In argument, they defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.
Capitalism and the Ecological Footprint Published in Monthly Review, Volume 61, Number 6 - November 2009 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The capture of ecological discourse by the political culture of the consensus (a necessary expression of the conception of capitalism as the end of history) is well advanced. In contrast, the expression of the demands of the socialist counterculture is fraught with difficultybecause socialist culture is not there in front of our eyes. It is part of a future to be invented, a project of civilization, open to the creativity of the imagination.
Capitalism is a Waste of Time Godwin, Malthus & the Ideology of #No Alternative# Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The #no alternative# of permanent scarcity is both the all too familiar essence of our daily politics as well as the ideology at the heart of the discipline of economics, defined in the most widely used economics textbook of the 20th century as #the study of how men and society choose to employ scarce resources#
Capitalism's violence, masses' revolt show need for total view Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 News and Letters' Draft Perspectives Thesis. Our age is in such total crisis, facing a choice between absolute terror or absolute freedom, that a revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, inside and outside.
The Capitalist City or the Self-Managed City? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The opposite of gentrification should not be decay and abandonment but the democratization of housing. Community land trusts may be a way of working towards this goal.
Capitalist Surveillance State: Everyone's a Target Threatening Reporters, Spying on Public Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 There is an inherent tendency for the state, which governs on behalf of a minuscule, ruthless class of obscenely wealthy exploiters, to attempt to amass ever greater power to control the population because it hates and fears the working people.
Capital's Global Turbulence - Study Review Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 ROBERT BRENNER'S THE Economics of Global Turbulence, a book-length study published as issue 229 of the Journal New Left Review, has attracted unusual attention for at least two reasons. Not only is Brenner's factual and theoretical argument formidable in its own terms, but its publication coincided fortuitously with the stock and financial market upheavals triggered by the Asian collapse.
Capital's War on the People Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 It is time to change the parameters of the debate, from when or by how much social spending should be cut? to why should the people pay for something they are not responsible for?
Capital's War on the People Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Instead of calling the recent G-20s brutal austerity declaration (issued at the conclusion of its annual summit in Toronto) an orchestrated declaration of class war on the people, many progressive/Keynesian economists and other liberal commentators simply call it bad policy. While it is true that, as these commentators point out, the Hooverian message of the declaration is bound to worsen the recession, it is nonetheless not a matter of bad policy; it is a matter of class policy.
Captive Nation - Egypt And The West Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 What mainstream media consumers will find almost nowhere (perhaps literally nowhere) is a detailed analysis of how US-UK support for Mubarak fits with a pattern of US-UK support for dictators across the world over many decades, indeed centuries.
The Caracas Commitment Declaration from World Meeting of Left Parties, November 19-21, Caracas, Venezuela Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 We have gathered with the aim of unifying criteria and giving concrete answers that allow us to defend our sovereignty, our social victories, and the freedom of our peoples in the face of the generalized crisis of the world capitalist system and the new threats spreading over our region and the whole world.
Carbon trading: privatising the world's forests Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The World Bank sponsored carbon offset program has faced widespread criticism for, in effect, privatising forests and allowing rich nations to evade responsibility for cutting emissions themselves.
A Carbon-Free Future An Interview with Arjun Makhijani Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 A carbon-free future is possible and necessary.
The Careerists Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colourless human beings.
Ron Carey, Militant Union Reformer Against The Current vol. 138 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Ron Carey was the nations most charismatic and successful labor leader as the twentieth century was coming to an end. He will be remembered as a major figure in American labor history on the basis of just two of his accomplishments: In 1991, running as a reformer with the backing of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), he was elected general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In 1997, he led the successful 15-day strike against the giant United Parcel Service, the biggest victory organized labor had experienced in at least three decades.
Cargill and Friends The Grain Companies' Rollercoaster and Why We Should Get Off Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A brochure that charts the growth of major multinational grain trading companies.
The Caribbean Left's Legacy Against The Current vol. 112 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Sara Abraham interviews Eusi Kwayana of The Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana. The WPA continued to organize and build its ranks through a democratic socialist multi racial agenda, but has continuously been marginalized by the two party system, wining only one or two seats in each election.
Carl Oglesby: A Mentor & Leader Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 In my lifetime Ive heard two speakers whose unadorned eloquence and moral clarity pulled my heart right out of my chest. One was Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, speaking from the roof of the Busy Bee Market in Andersonstown in Belfast the apocalyptic day that hunger striker Bobby Sands died.
Carmichael, Stokely Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Trinidadian-American black leader active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. (1941-1998).
Carol L. McAllister (1947-2007) Against The Current vol. 131 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 I remember meeting Carol on a public transit bus, I believe in 1980 - when, almost out of the blue, she approached me and started talking to me about Central America. She recognized me from some earlier meeting on repression and revolution in Central America and wanted to know if, by any chance, I had been in the audience viewing a documentary on women in El Salvador that she had just seen (I hadnt) and if I would mind if she shared some thoughts about it.
Cars and Class "A Reckless, Blood-Thirsty, Villainous Lot ... " Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Making life difficult for cars could be, in fact, described as a form of class war, but one that works in the long-term interests of the poor and working class.
Carson, Rachel Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings, especially 'Silent Spring', are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. (1907-1964).
Carter's Inconvenient Truths An Honest Man Refutes Propaganda Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 The reason that Israel has been able to appropriate Palestine unto itself with American aid and support is that Israel controls the explanation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At least 90% of Americans, if they know anything at all of the issue, know only the Israeli propaganda line. Israel has been able to control the explanation, because the powerful Israel Lobby brands every critic of Israeli policy as an anti-semite who favors a second holocaust of the Jews.
Cascadia Rising to Save the Forest Against The Current vol. 110 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Protests in nine cities across California, Oregon and Washington took place February 23rd, coordinated by the Cascadia Rising Project, in response to the Bush Administration's removal of protections on federal lands for over 100 rare and uncommon species associated with the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest.
The Case Against Alan Dershowitz Plagiarism, Cover Up and Misrepresentations Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Documents numerous instances of plagiarism and misrepresention by Alan Dershowitz in his smear campaigns against critics of Israel.
The Case for Academic Boycott Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Academic boycott targets Israel's intellectual leadership, the educated elite whose record consists largely of misinforming Israelis about their history, distorting their understanding of current conflicts, normalizing the racism of their society, and providing to the Israeli military and government the legal, technological, and political tools it needs to facilitate the continued theft of Palestinian land and the containment of its restive population.
The Case for an Alternative Against The Current vol. 110 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 A statement by Solidarity: The strategy of the lesser evil hasn't worked, and less than ever will it work today. The loyalty of labor, racial minorities, women, LGBT people and other progressives expressed in massive campaign contributions and large numbers of votes comes at a very low cost for the New Democrats, who know perfectly well that no matter how far to the right they move, the advocates of the lesser evil remain their captives.
The Case for Grassroots Archives Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
The Case For Revolutionary Socialism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 In my view, the movement for another world is committed to four main values justice, efficiency, democracy, and sustainability.
The Case for Staying in Iraq Against The Current vol. 122 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 I don't support an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, because I think it would probably make an already bad situation much worse. Of course, there's no guarantee that continuing the occupation will succeed in allowing some form of stability to take holdparticularly if our military forces simply "stay the course" of brutality evidenced in Fallujah, Abu Ghraib, and the training of Iraqi death squads. However, I believe it offers the best chance for the chaotic forces now at work in Iraq to settle, over time, into some type of a coherent nation.
A Case of Decency Deficit Eden's Photoshoot Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 According to the Israeli human rights group Breaking the Silence, taking humiliating trophy pictures of Palestinian prisoners are such a "widespread phenomenon" that taking them constitutes "a norm." Why so? Because it is the "necessary result of a long term military control of a civilian population."
The Case of Northwest Airlines: Workers' Rights & Wrongs Against The Current vol. 125 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Four years ago, when asked by an academic journal to write about whether the strike was still a viable weapon in labors arsenal, my title was blunt: Is the Strike Dead?(1) As is my style, I introduced some historical material and offered an analysis of the anti-labor bias of the past 25 years, during which the number of large strikes (involving 1,000 or more workers) had declined from more than 400 per year to less than 30.
The Case of Occupy and the Longshoremens Union Whos Speaking for Whom? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Occupy Oakland should not be pretending to speak on behalf of Oakland's dockworkers, and should not be telling the dockworkers when and how they should strike. Occupy Oakland's actions are the opposite of democratic, and an affront to the basic notiions of worker's self-activity, workers' empowerment, and workers' control.
Castlegreen Co-operative - An Alternative Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 A booklet that describes what is meant by a "co-operative" and gives reasons why they are an appropriate alternative to individual home ownership.
Castoriadis, Cornelius Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Greek-French philosopher, libertarian socialist, and psychoanalyst. Author of the The Imaginary Institution of Society, co-founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group and 'philosopher of autonomy'. (1922-1997).
The Catherine Ferguson Struggle Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Catherine Ferguson Academy, a school for teen mothers, has been central in controversies surrounding the closures and charters of Detroits public schools. Although the cost of $19,000 per student each year is comparable to the cost of educating students at other similar schools, the operational costs, from an Emergency Managers perspective, were excessive.
Catholic Worker Movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A collection of autonomous communities of Catholics and their associates founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933.
The Catonsville Nine Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Nine Catholic activists who burned draft files in 1968 to protest the Vietnam War.
Causes and Consequences: Inside The Asian Crisis Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 What is happening now is more than the collapse of several Asian economies, it is the unraveling of a development model that these two major capitalist institutions, the World Bank and the IMF, had widely touted as demonstrating the virtues of export-led, free-market capitalism.
Celebrate Jewish Glasnot Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Although you wouldn't know it if you followed Jewish life simply through the activities of such major Jewish communal bodies as the Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations and the Anti-Defamation League, the extent to which the eight million Jews of the Diaspora identify with Israel is increasingly open to question (much to the horror of the Zionist-oriented Jewish establishment).
Celebrating the Past -- the Legacy of the Free Speech Movement Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 A commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement took place at the University of California at Berkeley last December 2nd. As the years fly by anniversaries become more significant as the students who participated exit the stage of life. The usual 10-year anniversary is now shortened to five years. Just recently the FSM gang that met for a potluck dinner decided to celebrate each year!
Censorship in Canada - When the Censor Comes Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 Developed primarily for teachers, librarians, booksellers and others who disseminate the printed word, this guide offers basic information about dealing with would-be censors. Researched and written by Sandra Bernstein for the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council.
Central America The Next Phase Resource Type: Article First Published: 1988 Chomsky explores the nature of the Reagan Administration's initiatives and intents for Nicaragua and Central America. He reveals underlying problems such as the tendency of the US Government to adopt violent tactics due to its political weakness and military strength.
Centralia Massacre Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A violent and bloody incident that occurred in the town of Centralia, Washington on November 11, 1919 during a parade celebrating the first anniversary of Armistice Day.
A Century Later Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 The year 1898 was a turning point for the American Republic in terms of boundary and economic establishment. Chomsky moves through the next 100 years during which America increasingly became involved in affairs outside of its borders.
The Century of Rosa Parks Against The Current vol. 163 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Rosa Parks was a veteran militant of many civil rights battles long before she became an icon.
A Century's Feminist Journey Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 International feminism -- and feminist internationalism -- have existed since at least the early 20th century, but forms of women's organizing and mobilizing have varied over the past 100 years. Since the 1980s, a new transnational feminism -- encompassing Third World countries as well as the core countries -- has emerged which requires explanation.
Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism Review of Frank Bardacke, Trampling Out The Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Bardacke tells the story of one movements evolution from grassroots obscurity to such (relatively little-known) successes as the Salinas Valley (California) general strike of lettuce pickers in 1979a veritable mass strike in Rosa Luxemburgs senseand from there to the collapsed shell of a union nonetheless administering fourteen non-profits with millions in assets.
Neil Chacker, 1942-2004 Against The Current vol. 113 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 During the Vietnam war, one Colonel Reberry at Fort Lewis, Washington, posted a threatening notice forbidding the distribution of material that would promote "disloyalty and discontent." A response shortly appeared on the same bulletin board, written by GI Neil Chacker, an American Servicemen's Union organizer.
Challenged Books and Magazines List 2009 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 2009 This updated document provides a list of 100 books and magazines which have been challenged due to their content between the years of 1989 and 2009.
Challenged Books List Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 A partial list of books subjected to censorship attempts in Canada from the early 1980s to 2003.
Challenging Kim Moody Against The Current vol. 130 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Two reports challenge Kim Moodys assertion (Immigrant Workers in the United States,Part 1, ATC 127) that [t]he claim is raised by some that the rapid growth of immigrant Latinos in the workforce has had a negative impact on wages. In any overall sense, the answer has to be no...
Chang, Helen Mack Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Guatemalan businesswoman and human rights activist. Active in the struggle against impunity of political murderers. (Born 1952).
Change of the Century Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The heroes of Tahrir Square in Cairo and other Egyptian cities, and in Tunisia, have already changed the course of 21st century history. They have torn a huge hole in the fabric of imperialist dominion over the Middle East. They have begun to reverse what has been 35 years of almost continuous permanent counterrevolution in the region.
Changing for Real Against The Current vol. 138 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The United States changed forever on November 4, 2008. It will undoubtedly change even more during the next four years although just how remains to be determined. There has never been such a convergence of yawning crises facing an incoming U.S. government, including a collapsing credit system and the near-death spiral of the North American auto industry. Its an entirely open question whether the sheer scale of the objective emergency might impose serious structural changes on the way capitalism is administered in this country.
Changing Modes of Canadian Complicity Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 It is important for those of us who see and criticize Canadian hypocrisy to point out that Hillier's comments and other similar things are perfectly consistent with Canada's actual history. But we also do ourselves a disservice if we fail to recognize the ways in which strategic deployment of such rhetoric is part of a project that aims to undo the paltry progressive victories that are still standing.
Chant, Donald Alfred Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Scientist, educator, environmental advocate. (Born 1928).
Chaplin, Ralph Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Labour activist at the age of 7, after witnessing a worker shot dead diurng the Pullman strike in Chicago, Illinois. (1887-1961).
Character and Social Process Resource Type: Article First Published: 1942 The social character results from the dynamic adaptation of human nature to the structure of society. Changing social conditions result in changes of the social character, that is, in new needs and anxieties. These new needs give rise to new ideas and, as it were, make men susceptible to them; these new ideas in their turn tend to stabilise and intensify the new social character and to determine man#s actions. In other words, social conditions influence ideological phenomena through the medium of character; character, on the other hand, is not the result of passive adaptation to social conditions but of a dynamic adaptation on the basis of elements that either are biologically inherent in human nature or have become inherent as the result of historic evolution.
Characterising the period Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 An analysis of the fundamental contradiction today is that between global capitalism and the system of nation-states. In this brief but sharp overview Nigel updates his analysis by bringing it to bear on the global economic crisis and the political reactions it is provoking.
The Charlatanism Of Palestine-Denial Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Here we go again. On Israel and the US losing their UNESCO voting rights, Israel's ambassador to UNESCO, Nimrod Barkan, said in an interview that his country supports the U.S. decision [to suspend contributions], "objecting to the politicization of UNESCO, or any international organization, with the accession of a non-existing country like Palestine.
The Charter of the Forest Resource Type: Article First Published: 1217 Published: 1225 A complementary document to the Magna Carta of 1215, defining the rights of vassals, freemen, and serfs, reducing penalties, and restoring common land taken by the Crown.
Chartism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A movement for political and social reform in the United Kingdom during the mid-19th century between 1838 and 1850 which takes its name from the People's Charter of 1838.
Chartrand, Michel Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Quebec union leader and activist. (1913-2010).
Chartrand, Michel Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Quebec union leader and activist. (1913-2010).
Chatting with Chomsky Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The linguistics professor, political theorist and activist discusses the Occupy movement, Obamas first term and the economic crisis in Europe.
Chávez, César Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Mexican American farm worker, labour leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). (1927-1993).
The Chavez Legacy The Revolution Within the Revolution Will Continue Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Chavez was a leader who, in unity with the people, was able to free Venezuela from the grips of US Empire, brought dignity to the poor and working class, and was central to a Latin American revolt against US domination.
"Chavs", class and representation A review of Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Chavs traces the rise of an offensive caricature of the working class: a racist hooligan, an alcoholic thug; women unable to control their vaginas, men unable to control their fists; brainless, feckless scroungers-working class people, as represented by the term chav, are nothing more than parasitic growths on society. Jones demonstrates how the figure of the chav is used to deflect blame away from the structures that create inequality onto individuals.
Che Guevara in Search of a New Socialism Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 In an article published in 1928, José Carlos Mariátegui, the true founder of Latin American Marxism, wrote: Of course, we do not want socialism in Latin America to be an imitation or a copy. It must be a heroic creation. We must inspire Indo-American socialism with our own reality, our own language. That is a mission worthy of a new generation. His warning went unheard. In that same year the Latin American communist movement fell under the influence of the Stalinist paradigm, which for close to a half century imposed on it an imitation of the ideology of the Soviet bureaucracy and its so-called actually existing socialism.
The Check-the-Box Loophole The Great Corporate Tax Shift Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Corporate taxes in America have been in decline now for more than three decades. Contrary to the drumbeat of corporate media throughout this year, and their false claims that US corporations are paying far more than their foreign capitalist cousins.
Cheddi Jagan's Politics and Legacy An interview with Clive Y. Thomas Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 An inteview with Clive Y. Thomas, an author, economist, and co-founder of the Working Peoples Alliance.
The Chemical Weapons Pretext for War on Syria The Latest Pack of Lies? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Washington is digging deep to conjure up a pretext for yet another war of aggression in the Middle East. The White House claims that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against rebel fighters.
Chester, Eric Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Author, socialist political activist, and economics professor. (Born 1943).
Chevron's Crude Attacks Court Sides With Big Oil Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Yet another instance of the increasingly pro-business stance of the US legal system.
Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico's most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. The incident comes just days after Abarca filed charges against two Blackfire employees, Ciro Roblero Perez and Luis Antonio Flores Villatoro, for threatening to shoot him if he didn't stop organizing against Canadian mining company Blackfire's barium mine in Chicomuselo.
The Chicago Anarchists Resource Type: Article First Published: 1887 The working-class are up in arms about this matter. Anarchist, Socialist, anti-Anarchist, anti-Socialist alike are astonished, indignant, thoroughly aroused. Everywhere, except in Chicago, meetings are being held, resolution condemnatory of this judicial murder are being passed.
Chicago Seven Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Seven defendants charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Chicago Teachers Strike Back Against The Current vol. 161 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Chicago Teachers Union stage a walkout that leads to an improved contract.
Chicago's Public Housing: Willful Neglect Against The Current vol. 86 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Just a few days before Christmas, the Chicago Tribune ran an article under the whimsical title, "Another Can of Worms for CHA." (CT 12/23/99) This report described how, in its rush to force a group of recalcitrant residents to move from one poorly maintained building in the Robert Taylor Homes public housing complex to another before the holidays, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) had cut off power to the building.
Chicken Game: Eurocrisis, Again. Washington vs. Berlin Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 How does one take an autonomous position against the European policies of social butchery without falling into nationalist, anti-German nostalgia or into rhetoric against Anglo-Saxon speculation? How do we put together struggles about rights, work and life with a constitutive struggle on the issue of debt, while avoiding any recourse to solutions from above to the risk of default?
Chilcot Inquiry - The Establishment Goes to Work Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 When public scepticism erupts in response to resultant extremes of state violence and criminality that even the media are powerless to deny, the illusion of democracy must be bolstered. Then Tweedledum-Tweedledee will choose from their own to rig an "inquiry", while their media allies present the process as something other than a farce.
Chile Report Resource Type: Article First Published: 1975 Describes the repression and injustice that exists in Chile and criticizes Canada's attitude.
Chile Report Enterprise and Repression Multinational Goes to Chile Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Looks at Noranda Mines' copper mine investment in Chile.
Chile: Return of the Penguins! Against The Current vol. 157 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The struggle to democratize Chiles educational system has, for the first time since the countrys return to bourgeois democracy in 1990, challenged the very foundations of its neoliberal model.
A Chill Descends On Occupy Wall Street The Tangled Purse Strings Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Undemocratic movements are vulnerable to being taken over by a vocal minority or a chraismatic individual.
China in Revolt Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Few in the West are aware of the drama unfolding in todays epicenter of global labor unrest. A scholar of China exposes its tumultuous labor politics and their lessons for the Left.
China: Whose Revolution? Resource Type: Article First Published: 1987 The Chinese Revolution was one of the most momentous events of the 20th century. For a quarter of the human race it seemed to open the way to eradicate the roots of poverty and famine, to build a better society. But whose revolution was it? Few socialists today look to China for inspiration. The illusions of Maoism have been systematically shattered. Today China is becoming more and more part of the world system it once seemed to want to overthrow.
China's capitalism and the crisis Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Coupled with spectacular growth rates since the late 1970s, Chinas soft landing and apparent rapid recovery from the crisis appear to support claims made by some on the right and the left that the 2008 recession has been a catalyst for the core of capitalism shifting to the East and setting in motion a change in global geopolitics.
China's Disposable Labor Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The global financial crisis has begun to take its toll in China, with a rapid decline in Chinas exports. In Guangdong province where the export processing zones house 20 million workers, tens of thousands of migrant workers have been sacked. By comparing various estimates one can conclude that nationally by the beginning of 2009 between four and nine million migrant workers have returned home. Millions more will stay home after the Chinese New Year holiday.
China's Worker Protests: A Second Wave of Labor Unrest? Against The Current vol. 121 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 There has been a 30% rise in collective riots in China in recent years. Whereas in 1993, there were 10,000 reported cases with 700,000 participants, in 2003 it jumped to 60,000 with 3 million participants. Among these examples, labor unrest has been quite outstanding, though it is difficult to get official statistics.
A Chinese Alternative? Interpreting the Chinese New Left Politically Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In China, the terms #left# and #right# or #radical# and #conservative# produce somewhat different associations in the popular mind than what we are used to in the West. While in most capitalist countries #left# and #right# are understood largely in economic terms, in China these concepts tend to be deeply entangled within a framework defined by the state, the Communist Party, and nationalism. As a result, Chinese political debates have tended to presume a rigid dichotomy between #left-wing# state socialism and #right-wing# capitalist liberal democracy.
Chinese Workers' Resistance Against The Current vol. 111 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Norm Diamond interviews Tim Pringle. Tim Pringle lives in Hong Kong, where he participates as an observer and also as a member of the editorial board of the Chinese-language magazine Globalization Monitor.
The Chinese Working Women's Network Against The Current vol. 113 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 There is no doubt that China is growing rapidly in importance in the global economy. China has now surpassed the United States as the largest destination in the world for foreign investment. While many U.S. businesses (and other multinationals) look eagerly to both the large Chinese market and the very low wages of Chinese workers, the U.S. labor movement has been focused on stopping the flow of U.S. production and jobs to China.
Chipko movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Movement dedicated to the conservation, restoration and ecologically-sound use of India's natural resources. Known for practising Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, such as hugging trees to protect them from being felled.
Chipko Movement Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Movement dedicated to the conservation, restoration and ecologically-sound use of India's natural resources. Known for practising Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, such as hugging trees to protect them from being felled.
Chomsky in Mexico La Jornada at 25 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 September has been a big month for La Jornada. To celebrate its 25th birthday, the National Lottery offered a commemorative ticket as did the Mexico City Metro subway system, rare mainstream honors for a lefty rag, and notorious U.S. rabble rouser Noam Chomsky came to town to help cut the cake - along with Gabriel Garcia Marquez (a founding investor) and the much-lauded Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano. The Jornada was founded in 1984 by itinerant journalists who had bounced from one short-lived left periodical to the next.
Chomsky, Noam Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. (Born 1928).
Chomsky on Post-Modernism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1995 What I find in the writings of the post-modernists is extremely pretentious, but on examination, a lot of it is simply illiterate, based on extraordinary misreading of texts that I know well (sometimes, that I have written), argument that is appalling in its casual lack of elementary self-criticism, lots of statements that are trivial (though dressed up in complicated verbiage) or false; and a good deal of plain gibberish.
Chris Hedges and the black bloc Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 From its inception back in the European autonomist movements of the 1980s, the black-clad activists refuse to answer anybody outside of their ranks. Within the affinity group, everything is cool. Outside of it, who gives a shit? Ironically, this kind of elitism is not that different from the vanguard party posture which puts the needs of the sect above that of the mass movement.
Chris Hedges' Vision & Nightmare: Is There a Human Future? Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 There are few writers today who can bring to vision the articulate passion that Chris Hedges directs against the present corporate system; its vile and self-satisfied destructiveness, and the symboitic collusion between this structure of perversion and the betrayal engaged in by the liberal class. I believe this aspect of Hedges perspective is vitally important and obvious to any reader who begins with the sense that our political culture is in a descending spiral of decay.
Christian anarchism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Any of several traditions which combine anarchism with Christianity.
Chronicle of a Labor Victory Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Most union members see nothing but hugging and kissing between their leaders and their bosses on a daily basis. It takes a different kind of union to break with this culture, which has become second-nature to U.S. unions and is arguably the main reason for their current weakness. Leonard Rileys longshore workers union in Charleston, South Carolina is a different kind of union, however, and On the Global Waterfront by Suzan Erem and Paul Durrenberger tells their gripping story.
Chronicles from the Front Against The Current vol. 143 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 This volume consists of carefully edited contemporary texts from the two U.S. socialists Lois and Charles Orr, who joined the revolutionary events in Spain after the outbreak of the Civil War, from fall 1936 to spring 1937. Two newlywed activists from the left wing of the U.S. Socialist Party, they had been traveling through Europe on their honeymoon when the news of the military revolt under General Franco reached them. They rushed to Barcelona not only to take a look but to become an active part of the workers revolution, which had erupted as the answer to the pro-Fascist coup.
Chronicling Labor's Crisis Against The Current vol. 143 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The State of Working America is the Bible of liberals, labor, and often of the left. Like the Bible, few people read it from cover to cover; like the Bible, it is often consulted to back up an argument. The latest, 2008/2009, edition contains a host of useful facts, statistics, analyses, and arguments, essentially all of it based on pre-crash information but with an awareness that some kind of crash was coming upon us.
The CIA and Questions of Torture Against The Current vol. 131 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Alfred W. McCoy's A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror is a chilling, eerily fascinating account of how the CIA used physical and psychological torture as a method of interrogation.
The CIA and the "Peace Process" - Interview Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 A controversial feature of the torturously negotiated and implemented "Wye Plantation Agreement" is the direct, overt role assigned to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in monitoring Palestinian Authority (PA) implementation of the "security provisions."
The CIA and the Drones How the Agency Became "One Hell of a Killing Machine" Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011
CIA Experiments in Torture Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Over the last year there have been an increasing number of accounts suggesting that, along with the CIA#s #enhanced interrogation# torture program, there was a related program experimenting with and researching the application of the torture.
The CIA's Death Machine at Work (book review) Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In compelling detail, two leading civil rights attorneys both leaders of the Center for Constitutional Rights (New York) recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the worlds most popular revolutionary, Ernesto Che Guevara. Using internal U.S. governmental documentation, only recently released, the authors use their forensic skills to analyze the evidence of the CIAs involvement in the execution of a war prisoner captured alive.
The CIAs Memory Prison A Perverse Logic Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The U.S. government has ruled that the prisoners kidnapped and tortured by the U.S. cannot talk about their experiences because those experiences are the property of the U.S. government, which has classified them as secret national security information. This means the prisoners personal stories, recollections and experiences cannot be told in any open court, recounted to journalists or human rights groups, nor can they be heard by international bodies like the United Nations.
Ciompi Revolt Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Was a popular revolt in late medieval Florence by wool carders known as ciompi, who rose up in 1378 to demand a voice in the commune's ordering.
Cité libre Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Was an influential political journal published in Quebec, Canada, through the 1950s and 1960s.
Cities for People Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 How two experiments in participatory democracy have transformed the political culture in Brazil and Uruguay.
Citizens Group Scores Success in Anti-lead Battle Resource Type: Article First Published: 1986 Published: 1987 Through self-education, out-reach, and activism, the Niagara Neighbourhood Lead Committee has successfully worked to reduce lead risks in their neighbourhood and throughout Canada.
Citizens Protest Lack of Consultation about Canadian Mine in San Jose del Progresso Popular Forces Occupy City Hall and Threaten to Incinerate Hostages Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Inhabitants of San José del Pro#greso, in the district of Ocotlán, affiliated with the Assembly of People United for the Valley of Ocotlán in Defense of Nature and Popular Autonomy, and opposed to the operation of the Canadian owned mine #La Trini#dad#, escalated their battle with the assistance of the Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca, the APPO.
The Civic Movement in South Africa: Popular Politics, Then and Now Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 The tradition of democracy within the progressive movement in South Africa remains alive and well, judging not only by the recent, high-profile contestation of ANC provincial elections, but also by grassroots democratic impulses within the civic movement.
Civil disobedience Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The active refusal to obey certain laws, demands and commands of a government, or of an occupying power, without resorting to physical violence.
Civil Disobedience Originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" Resource Type: Article First Published: 1849 An essay by Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849 which argues that people should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.
Civil Liberties on Trial Against The Current vol. 115 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Lynne F. Stewart, 65, a lawyer noted for representing political defendants, was convicted on February 10th of five charges: two counts of conspiracy, a count of providing and concealing material support to terrorist activity and two counts of making false statements. Convicted of felony charges, Stewart was immediately disbarred. She is out on bail until her July sentencing date; her lawyers will file an appeal in early March.
Claiming the Power to Resist Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Stories and storytelling have power. Stories can help us understand each other as subjects, narrators and protagonists of our own experiences, rather than as objects that are simply being acted upon by forces outside of our control.
Class and the African-American Leadership Crisis Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 This market economy can't solve the real problems of African Americans. Worse, the scapegoating of society's most vulnerable members (immigrants, people of color, women and gays) is on the rise.
Class Politics in Palestine Resource Type: Article First Published: 1939 Zionism is a factor that weakens the class struggle of the Jewish masses, and strengthens the reaction outside of Palestine as well as the reactionary forces in Palestine. Jewish immigration into Palestine, which is mainly an immigration of workers, strengthens, on the one side, the power and weight of the working class in the country, the power which, regarded historically, is the most extreme anti-imperialist factor and, cm the other hand, in so far as it is Zionist, it strengthens the exclusivist positions and the forces of imperialism in Palestine.
Class & Race in A Modern Catastrophe: Lessons of Katrina Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Hurricane Katrina was a catastrophic disaster that resulted in over eighteen hundred fatalities, the displacement of at least 1.2 million people, and economic losses that are not yet finally accounted, but may approach $100 billion. Approximately 2.5 million residences were damaged by the category three storm that made landfall on the morning of August 29, 2005.
Class Struggle and Nation Resource Type: Article First Published: 1912 Does the bourgeoisie really have an interest in putting an end to national struggles? Not at all, it has the greatest interest in not putting an end to them, especially since the class struggle has reached a high point. Just like religious antagonisms, national antagonisms constitute excellent means to divide the proletariat, to divert its attention from the class struggle with the aid of ideological slogans and to prevent its class unity.
Class Struggle in Vietnam: From the Colonial Yoke to Wage Slavery for Global Capital Wildcat Strikes in Vietnam Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 An alternation of repression and concessions is only one element among many of the whole apparatus of control and domination by the CPV. In the last analysis, it is repression which wins out, ranging from direct military and police force to administrative detention, from constant surveillance of the conversations and writings of the population to an ever stricter control of the use of such modern means as cell phones and the Internet.
Class Unionism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1905 Published: 1909
The Class War at Home The Rich Getting Richer Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 There is a class war the war of the rich on the poor and the middle class and the rich are winning.
Classic Book: Frankenstein Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 A look at the continuing relevance of Mary Shelley's classic to debates about science, technology and nature today.
A Classic Study Revisited Against The Current vol. 143 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Pierre Broué (1926-2005) was one of the few Trotskyist historians who carved out a niche in academia, though this career choice had to overcome many obstacles. Coming of age at a time in France when the historical profession mostly consisted of either conservative anti-communists or historians closely linked to the milieu of the hard-line French Communist Party, Broué, a long-time member of the Lambertiste current within French Trotskyism (until his expulsion in 1989), from early on had to learn to fight on his own.
Client Rights in Psychotherapy and Counselling Resource Type: Article A 48 page handbook of client rights and therapist responsibility. It has been developed by the Client Rights Project, a Toronto based non-profit community coalition between Feminist Advocates for Counselling Ethics (FACE), Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR), and Women's Counselling Referral and Education Centre (WCREC) for the prevention of client violation. An educational tool that assists both clients and therapists in understanding the ethical framework of the counselling relationship.
Cliffites Deal in Religious Opiate Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 All religions and all religious organizations serve to mystify and obscure the class basis of oppression in capitalist society.
Climate change: the eco-socialist solution Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Climate change reminds us, in a phrase attributed to Lao Tzu, that #if you don#t change direction you may end up where you are heading#. The road of capitalism is now lined with horrors and we must find a new direction home. After a long absence, sustainability must be restored to the relationship between society and nature.
Climate Crisis Hits Pakistani Women Against The Current vol. 144 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Pakistan is among the countries that will be hit hardest in the near future by effects of climate change, even though it contributes only a fraction to global warming. The country is witnessing severe pressures on natural resources and environment. This warning has recently come from the mouth of Pakistans prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, who alarmed the countrymen by disclosing that Pakistan is the 12th most vulnerable country in the world to environmental degradation.
Climate Crisis The Collapse In Corporate Media Coverage Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 We find that Britain and the US the two countries responding most aggressively to alleged 'threats' to human security in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya are also the two countries least interested in responding to the very real threat of climate change.
"Climate Justice" and the Left: The Necessity of a Mass Movement Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The climate crisis -- a crisis not of civilization, as some commentators would have it, but of capitalist production -- requires a political response that is long overdue, and is finally stirring. Now that the movement against global warming is brewing, socialists must get involved.
A climate of fear endangers press freedom Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Today, the greatest threats to freedom of the press are more insidious than a generation ago because they are intended to induce a climate of fear and self-censorship through systematic violence and emblematic arrest aimed at those who would practice real, independent journalism.
Close the IMF, Abolish Debt and End Development A Class Analysis of the International Debt Crisis Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 The struggle for repudiation of the debt must be organized internationally and demand not only the collective refusal of debt but cooperation in developing policies to cope with possible reprisals and to create space for the elaboration of creative alternatives to development. I am not talking about an international organization of governments, but rather of the international organization of popular struggle around the debt issue in order to limit state options and force actions in the interests of the working class.
The Clouds Clear: Labor, Seattle and Beyond Against The Current vol. 85 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 As the clouds of teargas lifted from the streets of Seattle two images emerged in public consciousness: The edifice of the WTO brought crashing to its knees, simultaneously revealing an odd Lilliputian army of labor, environmental, church and assorted activists that had appeared out of nowhere to assault what had been presumed to be an unassailable new world order.
C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism Against The Current vol. 90 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 C.L.R. James' proclamation in Beyond A Boundary (1963, a classic study of cricket and colonialism), after almost three decades of radical intellectual work, that Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heaviest responsibility for me, is a sententious political statement. It abounds with meanings, standing at once as an alluring paradox and a striking truism.
C.L.R. James' Visionary Legacy Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In order to understand the connection between Black History Month and revolution, we must explode the stifling separation between art and everyday life that bourgeois society everywhere seeks to impose on us.
Coaker, William Ford Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Newfoundland union leader and politician and founder of the Fisherman's Protective Union and the Fishermen's Union Trading Co. (1871-1938).
A Coal Miner's Call for Revolution Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 I invite you to join with me in dedicating a portion of our lives to the task of bringing about political revolution. In the words of a great lady, Mother Jones: Let us pray for the dead but fight like hell for the living.
Coal Strike of 1902 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania.
A Coalition of the Killing War, media, propaganda and language# Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 War, media, propaganda and language.
Coal's Ruptured Landscape Navigating the Ruins of Appalachia Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 It is more apparent now than ever before that coal mining, especially mountain top removal, is unethical and inhumane. It displays stark irresponsibility in land stewardship as well as depraved practices within a diverse region. It#s time to shake off the flawed belief that we are reliant upon coal and other fossil fuels.
COCOA Commodity notes available from GATT-fly Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Background analysis and current report on this key international commodity.
Code Pink's Gaza Delegation Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 I was part of a delegation of 62 people that entered Gaza on March 7, 2009. The purpose of our trip, organized by the womens antiwar organization Code Pink, was to challenge the Israeli/Egyptian and U.S.-sanctioned blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza, which has been in force since the Palestinian elections of 2006.
Coffee Gatt-Fly Commodity Profile Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A look at coffee as a commodity and the reasons for its fluctuating cost.
Coffeehouses Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee or other hot beverages.
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Political activist and politician, active in France and Germany. A student leader during the May 1968 revolt in France. (Born 1945).
Cohousing Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A type of intentional community composed of private homes with full kitchens, supplemented by extensive common facilities. A cohousing community is planned, owned and managed by the residents, groups of people who want more interaction with their neighbours.
Cohousing FAQs Resource Type: Article Frequently asked questions about cohousing.
COINTELPRO Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States.
Cold War II Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Chomsky depicts the growing US-Israeli conflict with the Middle East as a potential precursor to the escalation of tensions to Cold War standards - except with nuclear technologies now threatening a very "hot" outcome.
Coldwell, Major James William Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Canadian social democratic politician, and leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation party from 1942 to 1960. (1888-1974).
Collateral Damage - WikiLeaks In The Crosshairs Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The mainstream media have distorted and deceived in their coverage of the Wikileaks story to manufacture, isolate and target a 'threat' for destruction.
Collective Action - and Victory! France: CPE Goes Down Against The Current vol. 122 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Millions of young people in France have lived through the experience of collective action and of an important victory, young people who just a few weeks earlier had paid no attention to political organization. In the end the movement won: the "First Employment Contract" (CPE) has been annulled.
The collective decides... Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 The obsession with 'process politics' leads to an obsession with all aspects of internal structure and its working. As a result, the collective can often lose sight of its larger political objectives and the primacy of the form of organisation over the political objectives it was set up to meet. This often occurs in two stages. At the outset the collective process is regarded as equally important to whatever political purposes the group might have. Later the process itself often comes to be seen as of primary importance
Collectives in Spain Resource Type: Article First Published: 1938 Published: 1945 A contemporary account of the Spanish Anarchist movements during the 1930's by Gaston Leval, a prominent anarcho-syndicalist. Attention focuses on the roles of "agrarian socialism" and education in the revolution.
Colombia Against All Odds Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Despite historic ties to the inmost nexus of cocaine trafficking and aramilitarism, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez is Washington's leading exponent of the war on drugs and terror in the Western hemisphere.
The Colombia Plan April 2000 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 In response to military assistance and "emergency" financial aid for Columbia, Chomsky explores the negative consequences of US intervention.
Colombian Workers Injured and Fired Against The Current vol. 163 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The General Motors subsidiary in Colombia, Colmotores, fired over 200 workers who were injured on the job, ranging from spinal fractures to cancer.
Colombias Agent Orange? Roundup Not Ready Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 A core element of U.S. anti-drugs policy in Colombia has been the destruction of coca fields by aerial chemical fumigation thus impacting the cocaine trade at its source. The continuation of this policy is based on three core myths: (1) That fumigation can target coca fields with pinpoint accuracy; (2) That the chemical used is harmless to humans and the environment; and (3) that aerial chemical fumigation is an effective method of eradicating coca cultivation.
Colorado Labor Wars Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Colorado's most significant battles between labor and capital which occurred primarily between miners and mine operators.
Columbia's Paramilitary Politics Against The Current vol. 135 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 In a surprise move in the early morning of May 13th, Colombian President Álvaro Uríbe announced the extradition of fourteen top paramilitary leaders to the United States, where they are charged with cocaine trafficking and money laundering. His move has provoked an outcry from victims and human rights groups, who fear that the extraditions will undercut efforts to hold the paramilitaries accountable for massacres, disappearances, torture, extra-judicial executions, and the displacement of thousands of people in Colombia.
Columbine Mine massacre Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A conflict in which police and mine guards attacked striking coal miners with machine guns.
Comfort, Alex Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Medical professional, gerontologist, anarchist, pacifist, conscientious objector and writer. (1920-2000).
Coming Home to the Struggle Against The Current vol. 134 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 I became a political activist at the age of 12, when I marched for open housing in Evanston, Illinois. We lived next to the Black community in Evanston; African-American students made up 40% of my grade school. At the local YWCA girls club my sister and I were the only whites. The young Black women I became close to helped me overcome painful shyness. Later my father, a Methodist minister, was arrested trying to integrate churches in Jackson, Mississippi.
Coming out in Kenya Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Rape has always been used to intimidate assertive women in Kenya, like feminists and female politicians.
The Coming Plague of Slums Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Mass death may be coming to a neighborhood near you, and the Department of Homeland Security will be helpless to prevent it. The terrorist in this case will be a mutant offspring of influenza A subtype H5N1: the explosively spreading avian virus that the World Health Organization (WHO) worries will be the progenitor of a deadly global plague.
The Comintern, CPUSA & Activities of Rank-and-File CPers Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 CP members, including worker and African-American militants capable of leading heroic mass struggles, were unable to develop their own revolutionary socialist viewpoint independent of the leadership. While a certain policy or tactic might run counter to their experience and traditions, the local activists were assured that their leaders alone had the "the big picture."
A Comment on Antiwar Strategy Against The Current vol. 153 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The debate among antiwar activists on the necessity and movement-building effectiveness of mass demonstrations has been ongoing since the mid-1960s during the Vietnam War, and is not likely to be settled soon. I want to comment here on a related but different argument raised by David Grosser in his stimulating article on antiwar organizing strategy.
A Commentary from Israel: Peace Camp - Dead or Alive? Against The Current vol. 119 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 A few weeks ago my friend Ilan Pappé published an article under the title "There is no peace camp in Israel." These words were originally spoken in a lecture delivered by the intellectual activistor the activist intellectualat a conference that took place in Fribourg, in the framework of the Swiss Social Forum.
Committees Of Correspondence: To Defend Freedom And Secure Good Government Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Two hundred and fifty years ago the people of America were subject to an unrepresentative government controlled by powerful commercial interests. They rebelled and formed their own government, which has now come to be controlled by powerful commercial interests. Once again, "these are the times that try men's souls." What lessons can we learn from history to help us through this crisis?
Commodity fetishism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article In Marxist theory, commodity fetishism is a state of social relations in capitalist societies, in which social relationships are transformed into apparently objective relationships between commodities or money.
Common Front Strikes Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Cartel of Québec public- and para-public-sector trade unions formed in 1972 to negotiate with the provincial government.
Common land Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Land owned collectively or by one person, but over which other people have certain traditional rights.
Barry Commoner 1917-2012 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Barry Commoner, biologist, environmental, socialist, humanist, and one of the central leaders of the anti-nuclear-testing movement, dies at 95. He is particularly remembered for the Four Laws of Ecology he laid out in his book The Closing Circle: (1) Everything is connected to everything else. (2) Everything must go somewhere. (3) Nature knows best. (4) There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Communalism and Socialism in Africa The Misdirection of C.L.R . James Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 The theoretical confusion of the left when confronted with class struggles in backward societies goes back to the polemics in Russia before the revolution of 1917: an issue resolved in practice but leaving a legacy of theoretical confusion. The struggles for colonial independence were denied the insights that Marxism should have offered, Instead, mysticism prevailed and populist theories replaced scientific analysis.
Commune (intentional community) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An intentional community of people living together, sharing common interests, property, possessions, resources, work and income.
The Commune, Paris 1871 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1961 The most significant aspect of the Paris Commune is that it created social forms which in a sense define socialism itself, social forms which serve as yardsticks for proletarian revolutions past, present and to come. These forms provide criteria for analyzing the social nature of any particular regime.
Commune (socialism) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Almost universally, communists, left-wing socialists, anarchists and others have seen the Commune as a model for the liberated society that will come after the masses are liberated from capitalism, a society based on participatory democracy from the grass roots up.
Communique Resource Type: Article First Published: 1980
Communism and the Augsburg Allgemeine Zeitung Resource Type: Article First Published: 1842 We are firmly convinced that it is not the practical Attempt, but rather the theoretical application of communist ideas, that constitutes the real danger; for practical attempts, even those on a large scale, can be answered with cannon as soon as they become dangerous, but ideas, which conquer our intelligence, which overcome the outlook that reason has riveted to our conscience, are chains from which we cannot tear ourselves away without tearing our hearts.
Communist League Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The first Marxist international organization. It was founded originally as the League of the Just by German workers in Paris in 1836.
The Communist League Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of Terms Resource Type: Article On the meeting of the Communist League in June 1847.
Communist League (Canada) Connexipedia: Entry in NationMaster Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Founded as the Revolutionary Workers League/Ligue Ouvrière Révolutionnaire in 1977 as the result of a merger of the League for Socialist Action, the Revolutionary Marxist Group and the Groupe Marxiste Revolutionaire.
Communist Party of Canada Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article A political party in Canada.
Communist Workers International Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Founded around the Manifesto of the Fourth Communist International, published by the Communist Workers' Party of Germany (KAPD) in 1921.
Community Economic Workshops An Evolutionary Preparation for Social Revolution to Economic Democracy Within an Ecological Society Resource Type: Article First Published: 1979 A short discussion of the use of "community economic workshops" in constructing a democratic, anarchistic society.
Community Noise Resource Type: Article First Published: 1995 Critically reviews the adverse effects of community noise, including interference with communication, noise-induced hearing loss, annoyance responses, and effects on sleep, the cardiovascular and psychophysiological systems, performance, productivity, and social behaviour.
Community organizing Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A process by which people living in proximity to each other are brought together in an organization to act in their shared self-interest.
Community Shared Agriculture / Community-supported agriculture Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. CSAs usually consist of a system of weekly delivery or pick-up of vegetables and fruit in a vegetable box scheme, sometimes including dairy products and meat. Community-supported agriculture began in the early 1960s in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan as a response to concerns about food safety and the urbanization of agricultural land.
Company Secretary To Replace Inspector Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 If all goes to plan, India Inc would no longer have to deal with labour inspectors turning up at their premises to check compliance with 43 central and myriad state labour legislations. Instead, firms can submit a certificate from a company secretary that validates their compliance with the numerous employment laws.
Comparison of military strength of Israel and the Palestinians Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 As the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has once again flared up following Israel's ongoing air and ground assault on the Gaza Strip, the IMEU presents a comparison of Israeli and Palestinian military capabilities. (Jaunary 2009).
Competition? or Co-operation? Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990 Against capital#s slogan of competition, we can respond with that of cooperation -- in production, in overcoming capital#s destruction of the environment, in international relations, in learning, in building better human relations.
Complaints filed against telecom companies for their role in UK mass surveillance programme Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 On 5 November 2013, Privacy International filed formal complaints with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the UK against some of the world's leading telecommunication companies, for providing assistance to British spy agency GCHQ in the mass interception of internet and telephone traffic passing through undersea fibre optic cables.
A Comrade and Friend Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Steffie Brooks, a member of Solidarity in New York, died Monday evening, February 9, 2009 after a struggle with a cancer that had spread from her lungs into her spine. Steffies final few months were difficult and painful, but she remained committed to her political activism, which included giving a presentation at a summer school our organization co-sponsored with others last August.
Concerning Morocco Resource Type: Article First Published: 1911 The duty of Social Democracy is not to reassure public opinion, but to do the very reverse, to rouse it and warn it against the dangers lying dormant in it such adventures in international politics today. It is not enough for us to rely on the pacific intentions of some capitalist clique as a factor in achieving peace; we can only count on the resistance of the enlightened masses. By obeying the order to keep our peace, incidentally, we would be seen to be falling in with the wishes of the rulers of the Moroccan policy.
A Concerted Effort From Europe Against Israeli Produce Exporter Agrexco Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 In Montpellier, France, over 100 activists from 9 countries gathered for the first ever European Forum Against Agrexco. Delegates from Italy, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Palestine joined the French organizers for two full days of workshops aimed at strengthening the boycott campaign against the Israeli agricultural export giant.
Condorcet, Marquis de Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article (1743-1794).French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist.
Confederacy Redux? Why We Should Celebrate Reconstruction Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Reconstruction is the era that some have referred to as the United States' greatest moment of democracy.
Confronting the -isms Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 I love the name Against the Current and would add that to be active in the Womens Liberation Movement at the beginning of 1968 was to be against the current. And the current then was as much the Left and the Black Nationalist Movement as it was the society as a whole. We were mostly white women, mostly middle class in background. Who we were was used against us opportunistically by the Left and the Black Movement to keep from having to address the issues of sexism a word we didnt even have back then.
Confronting the School of Assassins Against The Current vol. 90 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 More than 10,000 people assembled at the gates of the Fort Benning military base in Georgia on November 19th as part of an ongoing campaign to shut down the notorious U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA). Protestors have gathered at the base annually since a small group of founding activists of School of the Americas Watch staged an action there in 1989shortly after the brutal killing of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter by members of the Salvadoran military trained at the SOA. This year, the protest was linked to a joint action in led by 300 members of Las Abejas from Chiapas, Mexico.
Congo's War, Women's Holocaust Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Which current war has taken more lives than the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Darfur put together?
Congress' Phony Health Care War Against The Current vol. 82 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 One hundred thousand people in the United States of America lose their health insurance every month. It seems unlikely, however, that this number included the president of Columbia/HCA, the industry leader in for-profit health care, who, as reported in the August 5 New England Journal of Medicine, "resigned in the face of federal fraud investigations ... with a $10 million severance package and $269 million in company stock."
Connexions Annual Overview: Arts, Media, Culture Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 The established wisdom has it that the media are neutral purveyors of news and entertainment, while the arts are about individual creativity and cultural values untainted by the vulgar concerns of politics and economics.
Connexions Annual Overview: Development, International Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 the principle of `Thinking Globally, Acting Locally' can and must also be extended to acting locally on behalf of and in solidarity with those in other parts of this globe.
Connexions Annual Overview: Economy, Poverty, Work Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 To effect desired change, it is necessary to have the power to set a different agenda, and therefore to challenge the current concentration of economic and political power. One of the keys to building an effective movement is mutual acts of solidarity, inspired by the principle that `an injury to one is an injury to all'.
Connexions Annual Overview: Education, Children Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 Education is being seen as an essential element of grassroots development both in Canada and abroad. The guiding idea is that education is not merely concerned with imparting knowledge, but with helping people develop the skills and the confidence to analyse and solve problems and thus to act, both individually and collectively.
Connexions Annual Overview: Environmental, Land Use, Rural Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 As we witness an apparently unending succession of environmental hazards and catastrophes, awareness is spreading that we are in the midst of a profound ecological crisis. There is still hope for reversing the trend toward environmental collapse, but only if we are able to work together worldwide to achieve profound changes.
Connexions Annual Overview: Lesbians & Gays Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 Gays and lesbians have shown that while on one level -- rights, employment, etc. -- sexual orientation doesn't matter, on another level, sexual politics are profoundly important. They do matter, and no movement for change can ignore them.
Connexions Annual Overview: Native Peoples Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 Natives have been intensifying their resistance, and more militant forms of protest are becoming increasingly common. Canadians concerned with social justice can also be working in solidarity with the Native peoples in their struggle for justice.
Connexions Annual Overview: Peace Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 It must be remembered that soldiers themselves are often recruited from the ranks of the poor and the jobless, and that a movement for peace and social justice should be attempting to reach them too with its message. A movement for peace must in the end also include the soldiers if it is to prevail.
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Published: 1994 A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
Connexions Archive Case Statement In search of a new home for the Connexions Archive Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Working together to secure a future for the past
Connexions Archive Information Sheet Working together to secure a future for the past Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Looking for new space for the Connexions Archive and those who work on it.
Connexions Informacijas Apmainas Pakalpojumi Resource Type: Article Published: 2010 Connexions (pilns nosaukums: Connexions Informacijas Apmainas Pakalpojumi - Connexions Information Sharing Services) ir centrala tiesaistes biblioteka un arhivs, kas apkalpo Kanadas iniciativas par izmainam sabiedriba. is bezpelnas projekts uztur ari izsmelou Kanadas asociaciju un NVS raditaju.
Connexions Information Sharing Services - Dutch text Connexipedia Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Published: 2010 Connexions (volledige naam Connexions Information Sharing Services) is de voornaamste online bibliotheek en het archief voor Canadese organisaties voor sociale verandering. Dit project dat geen winstoogmerk heeft, beheert ook een uitgebreide gids van Canadese en niet-Canadese verenigingen en niet-gouvernementele organisaties.
Connexions - Services de partage d'information Connexions - Wikipedia Article - French text Connexipedia Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Published: 2009 Connexions -- dont le nom complet est Services de partage d'information Connexions [Connexions Information Sharing Services] -- est la bibliothèque et l'archive en ligne centrale pour les mouvements canadiens partisans du changement social. Le projet à but non lucratif entretient également un vaste répertoire d'associations canadiennes et d'organisations non gouvernementales.
Connexions Servis Udostepniania Informacji - Wikipedia Article - Polish text Connexipedia Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Published: 2009 Connexions Information Sharing Services (pe?na nazwa Connexions Serwis Udostepniania Informacji) jest to internetowa bibliteka i archiwum dla kanadyjskich organizacji zajmuja;cych sie; przemianami spo?ecznymi. Ten bezprofitowy projekt zajmuje sie; prowadzeniem i uaktualnianiem obszernej ksija;z'ki adresowej kanadyjskich zwija;zków i organizacji pozarzadowych.
Conservation movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A political and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including plant and animal species as well as their habitat for the future.
Consider the Nation and other sacred cows of the Left Resource Type: Article First Published: 1993 Groups of people who share whatever it is that makes a nation don't always live in neat spatial clusters, with a given territory containing all those people who are alike and none who are different. Cultures are rarely if ever stable enough to become pure and coterminous with geographical territories.
Conspiracy, Inc. Wild Tales From the Reactionary Right Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Increasingly, reactionary media pundits and much of the rank-and-file of the Republican Party are taking the American right down a dangerous path, marked most ominously by the abundance of conspiracy theories directed against the Democratic Party and mainstream liberals.
Constitution and By-Laws of Industrial Workers of the World Resource Type: Article First Published: 1905 The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life....
The Construction of Communalism in India Against The Current vol. 106 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Sara Abraham interviews Dipak Malik, Director of the Gandhian Institute of Varanasi, about the anti-communal-violence work in which he has been involved from his base in Varanasi, in the Hindu heartland of the country.
Constructive Action? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 Chomsky questions to what extent American involvement and authority in the affairs of Israel's conflict with the Arabs can be considered constructive. He examines the effects of what he deems to be "colonial policing".
Constructive criticism can be a good thing Resource Type: Article First Published: 1982 It#s counterproductive to say that for the sake of #unity# we shouldn#t criticize others in the environmental movement. Principled debate and critcism when it is called for helps us clarify issues and move forward.
Consumer Hell Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The problem with gross domestic product is that there are no deductions involved: all economic activity is accounted as if it were of positive value. Social harm is added to, not subtracted from, social good. A train crash which generates £1bn worth of track repairs, medical bills and funeral costs is deemed by this measure as beneficial as an uninterrupted service which generates £1bn in ticket sales.
Contaminated Meat, Contaminated Water: From Walkerton to Listeria Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The current listeria outbreak has the feel of deja vu all over again. Once again, we are hearing about companies and industry associations lobbying for fewer inspections and less #interference#, and about a compliant right-wing government only too eager to give them what they want.
Contemporary anarchism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Contemporary anarchism has some important differences, but also a great deal of continuity, with historical anarchism. Where it focuses on building an alternative in the interstices of capitalism, it accommodates to, rather than challenges, capitalism; and where it fetishizes street tactics, it generates more press than tangible success in either building the struggle or in challenging the state.
The Continuing Debate Resource Type: Article First Published: 1979 We should subject both Marxism and anarchism to a critical analysis, and thereby start to provide the basis for a libertarian revolutionary movement that relates adequately to the needs and problems of today.
Contra Todos los Pronósticos Resource Type: Article First Published: 1985 La creencia que la sociedad oficial es tan abrumadora que no se puede hacer nada al respecto está muy cerca de la idea que no puede hacer nada. La idea que las cosas se volverán a hacer si la gente se une para hacerlo ellos mismos contiene la semilla de la idea que la gente tiene el poder para hacer todo.
The Contract Struggle at an Auto Parts Plant Against The Current vol. 110 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 A new t-shirt has appeared at the American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) plant where I work, and it is selling like hotcakes. The hi-lo driver shuttling parts to my job was wearing it.
The Contradiction of Trotsky Resource Type: Article First Published: 1948 It was worth examining carefully Trotsky's attitude at the dawn of Stalinism, for it enables us to elucidate the (theoretical) policy to which he adhered until his death. I have said that Trotsky represented, between 1923 and 1927, the contradictions of Bolshevism. I should now add that he never emerged from this divided situation. Subsequently he transported into the domain of revolutionary theory the contradiction in which he had become objectively enclosed. Of course, he was forced by events to perceive the counter-revolutionary character of Stalinism, but he was not capable of taking an overall view of the new Stalinist society and of defining it.
La contribution de Rosa Luxembourg envers le Marxisme Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Luxembourg était l'interprète principale du Marxisme dans l'esprit de Marx. Une indication de ceci, paradoxal à première vue, fut qu'elle était une des rares Marxiste principale qui ne traita pas les écritures de Marx comme assignation sainte.
Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right Resource Type: Article First Published: 1844 The struggle against religion is, therefore, indirectly the struggle against that world whose spiritual aroma is religion. Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo. Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. The criticism of religion disillusions man, so that he will think, act, and fashion his reality like a man who has discarded his illusions and regained his senses
Il contributo al marxismo di Rosa Luxemburg Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Vedo Rosa Luxemburg come la marxista che fece il massimo per progredire le teorie rivoluzionarie di Karl Marx nel periodo successivo alla morte di Marx ed Engels.
O Contributo de Rosa Luxemburg ao Marxismo Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Num momento em que o movimento socialista estava evoluindo em direçoes cada vez mais distantes das posiçoes de Marx # o reformismo social democrata, por um lado, e o centralismo burocrático Leninista, por outro # Luxemburg foi a principal representante do marxismo no espírito de Marx.
A Convergence of Realities Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 What's striking the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Movement and its popular slogan We are the 99 percent is how much the central demand of the movement resonates with the Black community. African Americans with few exceptions are in the bottom 20% of income and wealth. Double digit unemployment is the norm in good economic times.
Converse Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 The role of church people in the correctional system.
Convict Labor in America Book review Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Convict labour, like antebellum slavery, was an American way of life, a cultural practice that tied northern capitalists, plantation owners, university-trained social reformers, federal officials and advocates of "good roads" together in a powerful alliance.
Convicts, Collateral Damage, and the War on Drugs The Real Crime is the War Itself Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Two recent court cases in southern California provide insight into the identity of those smuggle drugs across the international boundary between the two countries. But more importantly what they do is highlight how the ludicrous war on drugs produces casualties of many sorts.
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article A political coalition of progressive, socialist and labour forces anxious to establish a political vehicle capable of bringing about economic reforms to improve the circumstances of those suffering the effects of the Great Depression.
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A Canadian political party founded in 1932 in Calgary by a number of socialist, farm, co-operative and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. In 1944, it became the government of Saskatchewan under T.C. Douglas, and in 1961, it became the New Democratic Party.
Copperbelt strike of 1935 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A strike action which performed by African mineworkers in the Copperbelt (then in Northern Rhodesia, today called Zambia) to protest against unfair taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.
Cops Are Now Less Cautious Than Soldiers In Iraq Shooting Mirian Carey Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Police militarization is a hot topic lately, but American police are beyond anything contemplated by the American military. American police today appear unwilling to accept any risk whatsoever and seem willing to kill anyone and anything that could possibly be seen as a threat.
Copyleft Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article A play on the word copyright to describe the practice of using copyright law to remove restrictions on distributing copies and modified versions of a work for others and requiring that the same freedoms be preserved in modified versions.
The Copyright Police First They Came for the Hip Hop Sites ... Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Understand this: the seizure of websites without due process, corporate interests lobbying and then writing laws that allow them to be the police and t personally enforce, the battle over net neutrality is all about concentrating power in the hands of a few. This is about controlling the flow of information and being a gate keeper in the communications arena. Its the first step in moving a democracy toward a dictatorship.
Coral Reefs Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 All around the world, much of the world#s marine biodiversity face threats from human and activities as well as natural. It is feared that very soon, many reefs could die off.
Cornish Rebellion of 1497 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A popular uprising by the people of Cornwall in the far south west of Britain.
The Corporate Consensus A Guide to the Institutions of Global Power Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 A detailed guide to the institutions and corporations which occupy the commanding heights of corporate power in the world today.
Corporate Corruption And The Special Interest State Regulatory Capture at the FCC Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 With Tom Wheeler's nomination, expect pro big-telecom policies such as ending net neutrality, further industry consolidation, limiting meaningful competition and increasing user fees, among other policies.
Corporate India Versus Indigenous People Violent in the Name of Development Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The state has more or less abandoned rural people (70% of the population) and turned the countryside over to corporate India. Mineral extraction, dam building, infrastructure projects, water appropriation and industrial farming make up their burgeoning business portfolios.
Corporate Influence in the Media Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Some nations can influence and control their media greatly. In addition, powerful corporations are becoming major influences on mainstream media. In some places major multinational corporations own media stations and outlets. Moreover, even as numbers of media outlets increase, the ownership is becoming ever more concentrated as mega mergers take hold. At the same time, vertical integration gives the big players even more avenues to cross-sell and cross-market their products for even more amazing profits. An effect of this though is a reduction in diversity and depth of content that the public can get, while increasing the political and economic power of corporations and advertisers. An informed population is crucial element to a functioning democracy.
Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about whether the WWF is effective in its work and, moreover, why the WWF and other members of the global environmental movement have made such little progress combatting the most serious threat to earth - climate change.
Corporate Spying on Environmental Groups We Are Being Watched Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The surveillance of moderate environmental groups like GDAC comes at a pivotal time for the environmental movement.
The Corporate State and Manufactured Dependence Sure, It Can Get Worse...It's Happening Right Before Our Eyes Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The resistance is futile mindset that supports plutocrats and the global corporations they own assumes the existing order is the only possible order and the costs of resistance are too great because they have state power and unlimited economic resources on their side.
The Corporate State of Surveillance Opting Out Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 America was founded on the ideals of personal liberty, freedom and democracy. Now mass spying, surveillance and the unending collection of personal data undermine civil liberties and our privacy rights. We find ourselves in the midst of an all-out invasion on whats-none-of-their-business and its coming from both government and corporate sources. Snooping and data collection have become big business. Nothing is out of their bounds anymore.
The Corporate Stranglehold on Education Is Higher Education in Need of a Moral Bailout? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Rather than challenge the economic irresponsibility, ecological damage, and human suffering, and culture of cruelty unleashed by free market fundamentalism, higher education appears to be one of its staunchest defenders, uncritically embracing a view of itself based on a market model of the academy.
Corporate Terrorism in West Texas The Full Weight of Justice Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Make no mistake, if it becomes clear that the Texas explosion was triggered by a terrorist attack, a la the Oklahoma City bombing, then Obama will begin talking about the full weight of justice.
Corporate Welfare in the Forest Post-Fire Logging Loses Money and Damages the Health of the Ecosystem Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The Forest Service is under extreme political pressure to log our national patrimony, whether it makes any economic or ecological sense. A good example of a needless, ecologically damaging, and economically wasteful logging proposal is the proposed $1.4 million Pole Creek post-fire logging sale.
Corporations Meet Resistance Inside Boston's Schools Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 The corporate elite are a small minority and their values are the opposite of most peoples' values. Things that most people consider immoral, like deliberately increasing the number of students who fail to graduate, are ruthlessly pursued by the corporate elite in order to control people and to justify increasing inequality in society.
Corporations profiting out of food crisis Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The small group of food multinationals that monopolise the world food market are positioning themselves to take full advantage of the crisis: the latest food price hikes threaten to drive more people back into hunger.
Correspondence Publishing Committee Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A radical left organization in the US led by C.L.R. James and Martin Glaberman from approximately 1951 until 1962.
A Cosmetic Cover for Occupation Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001, the Bush administration belatedly latched on to the plight of Afghan women under the Taliban as a rationale for military action. As part of their ideological arsenal, they deployed the heretofore retiring First Lady to present a humanitarian face to military intervention. Addressing the nation by radio on November 17, 2001, Laura Bush connected misogyny to terrorism, noting, The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women.
The cost of software piracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The enormous dollar amounts the software industry throws around in its PR campaigns about software 'piracy' are purely imaginary.
The Costs of McCarthyism Against The Current vol. 85 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Many Are the Crimes is far more than just an incisive diagnosis of the interlocking components of the historical era known as McCarthyism. Yeshiva University historian Ellen Schrecker has also produced a unique anti-witch-hunt study acknowledging that the vast majority of the legal targets of repression were, as the McCarthyites claimed, variously associated with the Communist movement.
Council Communism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1939 There is no dearth of proposals as to how to revive the labour movement; however, the serious investigator cannot help noticing that all such proposals for a #new beginning# are in reality but the restatement and rediscovery of ideas and forms of activity developed with much greater clarity and consistency during the beginnings of the modern labour movement.
Council communism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The central argument of council communism, in contrast to those of social democracy and Leninist Communism, is that democratic workers' councils arising in the factories and municipalities are the natural form of working class organisation and governmental power.
Council Communism & The Critique of Bolshevism Resource Type: Article Published: 1999 Council Communists don't see Stalinism as a sort of #counter-revolution' that deprived October of its fruits. Rather they see Stalinism just as a fruit of this revolution, one that opened the door for capitalism in Russia. Stalin was the heir of Bolshevism and the Bolshevik Revolution.
Counter-Rhetoric Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around which this rhetoric swirls. It is both useful as a historical guide and as a tool for countering the prevailing divisive rhetoric. Whether challenging the concepts embedded in Zionism, the wars of the mid 20th century and the later occupation, or the Wall as security argument, this book gives a systematic alternative to the prevailing mantras and begins the process of changing the viewing of the conflict.
Counter-Terrorism and Imperial Hypocrisy Lessons from the Kidnapping of Abu Anas al-Libi in Tripoli Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Western governments word closely with 'terrorists' when it suits them, and then turn on them when the wind shifts.
Counterculture Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day.
Counterculture of the 1960s Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A cultural movement that mainly developed in the North America and England and spread throughout much of the western world between 1960 and the mid-1970s as a reaction against the political conservatism and social repression of the 1950s.
Countering the Israel Lobbys Dominance Can Jewish Liberals Transcend the Wiesel Doctrine? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The distance between largely secular American Jews and the Zionist establishment is likely to widen. This will weaken the political power of the Israel lobby only if American Jews as a whole are prepared to announce unambiguously their antipathy to their self-proclaimed representatives.
Countering Zionist propaganda about Hizbullah and Lebanon Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Nothing will change until the people of Palestine, Arabs and Jews, rise up to change the rules of the game, and rebuild the country on a new basis that respects democracy and human rights and good-neighbourly relations.
A Country Of Sacred Cows And Ten Commandments Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 It's high time that Israel must understand that criticizing Israeli government's foreign policy for assassinating people or for shooting children, is by no way Anti-Semitic, it's just being humane.
The Coup of Coups Putting the Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013
The court does not sympathize The moral depravity of the Israeli legal system Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The blood of Palestinians is cheap in this country. No one has ever been punished for killing Palestinians # children, adults, newborns, old people. The murderers are all walking among us, free and happy.
Courts Back Detroit Scab Papers Against The Current vol. 88 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 In July a federal court of appeals dealt a crushing blow to the Detroit newspaper strikers, holding management was bargaining in good faith at the time they walked out in 1995. This means replaced workersof whom there are still several hundredhave no rights to displace scabs and over a thousand more will get no backpay.
Covering Israel-Palestine: The BBC's Double Standards An Exchange With The BBC#s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The priorities of the news media mean that the more Palestinians are killed, the less importance their deaths have to news organisations. Conversely, the fewer Israelis killed the more seriousness their deaths are accorded.
Covering Pakistan: How Journalists and Experts Reproduce Empire Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 It appears irrelevant to many policymakers, journalists, and people in the US generally that Pakistan has, for example, peasants, unions, working-class politics, LGBTQ organizations, feminist groupsthat, in short, the overriding ethic of Pakistani democracy and resistance movements is secular.
Co-workers in a World Struggle Resource Type: Article First Published: 1975 Problems facing agriculture in Manitoba, similar to problems facing Japanese farmers.
Coxey's Army Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A protest march by unemployed workers from the United States.
The CPCCA should be reconfigured to combat racism against all peoples Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Confronted with evidence of a decline in anti-Semitism, Irwin Cotler creatively claims that it is anti-Semitic to accuse Israel of apartheid. Since this accusation seems to be growing and is being promoted by campaigns on Canadian campuses, Cotler then has "evidence" of anti-Semitism.
Craft Unionism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1905 The old form of trade unionism no longer meets the demands of the working class. The old trade union has not only fulfilled its mission and outlived its usefulness, but that it is now positively reactionary.
Creating A Giant Ghetto in Gaza Against The Current vol. 125 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 I is possible to force a whole people to submit to foreign occupation by starving it? That is, certainly, an interesting question. So interesting, indeed, that the governments of Israel and the United States, in close cooperation with Europe, are now engaged in a rigorous scientific experiment in order to obtain a definitive answer.
Creative Destruction: The Madness of the Global Economy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The current system of economics, particularly the latest stage of 'turbo-capitalism', known inoffensively as 'neoliberalism', is built upon painful boom-and-bust cycles fuelled by corporate greed and maintained by cynical deception of the public. The costs to the planet - in terms of human suffering and environmental collapse - are staggering.
'Creative Destruction' - The Madness of the Global Economy - Part 2 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The dominant system of economics is unstable, inimical to social justice and lethally damaging to the environmental support systems on which we all depend. A major failure in professional journalism has been the refusal to analyse this; or even to report that real growth rates in the developed world have been declining since the 1970s.
'The creatures, too, must become free': Marx and the Animal/Human Distinction Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 It has been claimed that Marx lacked respect for animals, thinking of them as inferior beings. Lawrence Wilde argues that, on the contrary, Marx had a respectful attitude towards animals and non-human nature in general. Marxs attitude to the non-human is intrinsic to his humanistic outlook, grounded in an understanding of the human essence, for which maltreatment of animals is contrary to a communistic vision. Wilde approaches the question of Marxs attitude to animals and nature within the wider context of Marxs ethics.
Cree Agenda Becomes Part of Federal Election Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 The politicians of all parties are acting as if Aboriginal rights are irrelevant to this question of Quebec secession. Not only is it relevant: it is, in fact, central to the whole question. And if the politicians would only admit this frankly, the terms of the whole debate would be changed overnight.
Cree Challenge Settement Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990 The Grand Council of the Cree of Quebec goes to court in 1990 asking that the James Bay and Northern Agreement, the largest land claim settlement in Canadian history, should be declared null and void.
Crime Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978
Crime and Criminals Address to the Prisoners in the Chicago Jail Resource Type: Article First Published: 1902 So long as big criminals can get the coal fields, so long as the big criminals have control of the city council and get the public streets for street cars and gas rights, this is bound to send thousands of poor people to jail. So long as men are allowed to monopolize all the earth, and compel others to live on such terms as these men see fit to make, then you are bound to get into jail.
Crime and Punishment Resource Type: Article First Published: 1903 Let us have done with this savage idea of punishment, which is without wisdom. Let us work for the freedom of man from the oppressions which make criminals, and for the enlightened treatment of all the sick.
Crimes and Punishment (or Not) Manning Gets Slammed; A Mass-Murderer Got Sprung Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 William Laws Calley, a second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was convicted of slaughtering 22 innocent men, women and children, including babies, during a day-long slaughterfest in which he and his men massacred over 500 unarmed Vietnamese.
The Crimes of 'Intcom' Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 Chomsky differentiates between the term "international community" and its other more technical usage referring to the partnering of the USA and several allies. Chomsky labels the latter as "Intcom" and identifies several of its criminal actions.
The Crimewave That Shames The World Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 It's one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of 'honour'.
Criminal Law: 25 Common Mistakes Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 An examination of common mistakes and impressions people have about criminal law, lawyers, police powers and procedures.
Criminalizing Criticism of Israel The End of Free Speech? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 A massive push is underway to criminalize criticism of Israel. The Lobby is working to ban as anti-Semitic any truth or disagreeable fact that pertains to Israel. It is permissible to criticize every other country in the world, but it is anti-semitic to criticize Israel, and anti-semitism will soon be a universal hate-crime in the Western world.
Criminalizing First-Graders Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian #zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
Criminalizing Truancy Should Kids be Jailed for Skipping School? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 American jurisdictions are increasingly turning to the criminal justice system to deal with truancy. Students and parents are being fined, and in some cases jailed, for missing school.
La crise Iraquienne en context Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Un état solitaire, lourdement armé avec des armes de destruction massives, ouvertement méprisant des lois internationales et des Nations Unies et avec une réputation menaçante d'invader d'autres pays et à plonger le monde dans une crise. Comment le monde doit il réagir à cette menace? Que peut ont faire à propos des États Unies et leurs ambitions ouvertement impérialistiques?
Crisis and Coup in Ecuador Against The Current vol. 87 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 On January 21, 2000, for the first time since the Spanish conquest of Ecuador in A.D. 1533-34, indigenous people briefly -- very briefly -- ruled the country as part of a triumvirate. Frustrated by over a decade of economic problems, corruption and political stalemates over indigenous rights and land disputes, thousands of indigenous protesters and members of popular movements converged on Quito, the country's capital. On the 21st, hundreds of protesters occupied Congress and proclaimed a People's Parliament.
Crisis And Hope: Theirs And Ours Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Overcoming the multiple crises means tearing down an enormous edifice of delusions about markets, free trade, and democracy that has been assiduously constructed over many years and overcoming the marginalization and atomization of the public so that they can become participants, not mere spectators of action.
The Crisis and the Potential Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 A veritable civil [war] erupted in the past year among several of Americas leading unions. At a time when over eight million jobs were disappearing, unemployment reaching highs unseen for nearly three decades, home defaults and foreclosures hitting all-time records with no end in sight, and labors major legislative goals being cut to pieces, some of the countrys biggest, most aggressive unions went to war not against capital or Congress, but against one another.
The Crisis Beneath the Bailout Against The Current vol. 137 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 In early September, 2008 the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy in August had lost another 84,000 jobs. This was followed on October 2 with an announcement that officially recorded September job losses accelerated to 159,000. That made nine consecutive months of increasing unemployment, adding up to well over one million jobs lost over the past year.
Crisis Communications Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Being prepared for a crisis is second best only to avoiding one altogether.
Crisis Communications Checklist Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Published: 2000 Nothing impresses like real confidence, and only advance planning can bestow it.
La crisis de Irak en contexto Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Un estado sin control, pesadamente provisto con armas de destrucción masiva, abiertamente despectivo de la ley internacional y de las Naciones Unidas, y con un record de extensión en aterrorizar e invadir otros países, ha hundido el mundo en crisis. Como debería el mundo responder a esta amenaza? Que podemos nosotros hacer respecto a los Estados Unidos y sus obvias ambiciones imperialistas?
Crisis from Pakistan to Motown Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Interview with Tariq Ali. Tariq Ali is the author of numerous political books and essays, as well as a filmmaker and novelist.
Crisis in the Balkans Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Chomsky illustrates the situation in Kosovo and considers NATO involvement in the context of the international order and its rules.
Crisis in the encampments: Can the Occupy movement be saved from itself? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The question now is whether the Occupy movement can survive as an effective force for political and social action. The decision made some time ago to set up permanent encampments is turning out to be a disaster and is taking attention away from other more productive activist events.
Crisis in the EU: From the Periphery to the Center Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The crisis of 2007-2009, coming from the U.S. core of the globalized system, the crisis that threatens the weak links of the euro, and the third crisis that started to affect Eastern Europe in 2009 have a major common point. Whether we are talking about the United States, Greece or the Baltic States, these crises are the repercussions of profoundly unbalanced growth.
Crisis in the US Social and Economic Effects, Restructuring and Methods of Adapting Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The cause of the crisis in the US must be found in the context of the world capitalist economy and not credited to internal causes. These internal causes of course exist but in fact only shape the way this crisis is expressed.
The Crisis of Modern Society Resource Type: Article First Published: 1967 Based on a talk given by Paul Cardan at Kent in 1965, "Crisis" elucidates upon the several endemic problems of modern societies, touching on the sciences, education, and the organization of work.
The Crisis of Revolutionary Power Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Alexander Rabinowitch has long stood as a major figure in the field of revolutionary history, his reputation forged by his series of books tackling the revolution in Petrograd. The book under review, his latest addition to this canon, is a meticulous and painstaking history, showing us the gaps and exploring the confusions of a tightly defined period.
Crisis of the Regime Against The Current vol. 120 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 "A government headed by right-wing extremists has been returned to power, to preside over a divided country and a potential for real catastrophe in Iraq!" That's what we wrote a year ago, in the immediate wake of the 2004 election (editorial statement, ATC 113). In other words, the Republicans were firmly installed as the country's ruling party, albeit with a razor-thin majority, unless and until they were to screw something up really, really badlyand have they ever, from Baghdad to New Orleans and back!
A Critical Defense of Charter '08 Against The Current vol. 143 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Last November, dozens of well-known Chinese intellectuals launched the Charter '08 to call on Chinese government to respect basic civil and democratic rights. Soon afterwards the core leader of the appeal, Liu Xiaobo, was arrested and remains in custody until now.
Critical Mass Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A bicycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month.
Critical Mass, Conflicts involving Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Bicycling events resulting in arrests or requiring police presence. Critics claim that Critical Mass, a bicycling advocacy event held primarily in large metropolitan cities, is a deliberate attempt to obstruct automotive traffic and disrupt normal city functions, asserting that individuals taking part refuse to obey traffic laws.
Critical pedagogy Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article a teaching approach that attempts to help students question and challenge domination, and the beliefs and practices that dominate: in other words, a theory and practice of helping students achieve critical consciousness
Critical Resistance at 10 Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 On the weekend of September 26-28, 3,500 people gathered in Oakland, California to hasten the death of the prison system.
Critical thinking Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The purposeful and reflective judgement about what to believe or what to do in response to observations, experience, verbal or written expressions, or arguments.
Criticism: An Abandoned Process Blame the Greeks! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The art of criticism is yet another casualty of television, the Internet and individualism. The objective of criticism should be to improve something. That is the only way that changes and transformations take place. Formal and informal criticisms have been the centerpiece of every advanced society.
Criticism not disloyal Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Support for Palestinian rights thus need not come at the expense of concern for Israelis # in fact, advocating changes to Israeli policies that perpetuate war, anger, and resistance is the truest promotion of Israelis# well-being.
Criticizing Israel is Not an Act of Bigotry Jewish Opposition to Israeli Human Rights Crimes is Growing Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 A grassroots revolt is underway in Jewish communities throughout the world, a revolt that has panicked the elite organizations that have long functioned as official mouthpieces for the community.
A Critique of Anarchism Resource Type: Article Like liberalism, of which it is merely a stronger version, anarchism in reality can only serve as a cloak behind which real goals and real desires can be hidden. Thus when a movement is unsure of itself, it hides behind bland calls for freedom of expression (democracy) and freedom of action (anarchy). This can be as much true for subversive movements as for reactionary movements.
A Critique of Kim Moody's An Injury to All Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Moody's book is no academic study, but looks at the labor movement "from the bottom up"; the author has witnessed and to some extent participated in the many defeats and handful of victories of the past 15 years.
Critique of Syndicalist Methods Trade-Unionism to Anarcho-Syndicalism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1975 Published: 1998 Bonanno's 1975 meditation on the means to be used in pursuit of the anarchist project. Emphasizes the utility of unions in propagating capitalist control of industry and agriculture.
Critique of the Gotha Programme Resource Type: Article First Published: 1875 Karl Marx's criticisms of the programme adopted by congress to unite the two German socialist parties in 1875.
Critique of Violent Rationales A Review Article of Critique of Nonviolent Politics: From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Nonviolent activists and scholars will disagree with many of the arguments in the book but there is much that they can gain by examining them closely.
Cromwell and the Levellers Tercentenary of English Revolution: 1649-1949 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1949 Levelers were a loose organisation of kindred political thinkers who from stage to stage expressed the rapidly developing political consciousness of a great social and political mass movement.
Crowsnest Pass Strike, 1932 Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article A strike that began in January 1932 with demands that companies divide available work in the depressed coal-mining industry equally among miners rather than playing favourites. Coal companies refused to deal with the workers' union, the Mine Workers' Union of Canada.
Cry for "Bread & Roses" Still Resonates 100 Years After the Lawrence Strike Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 When worker solidarity prevailed over corporate power in the icy streets of Lawrence a century ago, it made the promise of a better life real for many. The Bread and Roses strike became a consciousness-raising experience, not only for textile workers and their families, but the nation as a whole.
Cuba 1959 to 1980s The Unforgivable Revolution Resource Type: Article Published: 1995 An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
Cuba in Search of Renovation Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 On January 1, 1959, the rebel Army entered Havana and brought down the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Fifty years later, Fidel Castro has given up power, but his brother Raúl has relieved him. Far from being characterized by paralysis, this transition period has witnessed the emergence of an intense debate about the future of socialism, both among opponents as well as those who defend it with the desire to see it evolve.
Cuba, the United States and the Left Against The Current vol. 89 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The nationalist anti-imperialist revolution of the long beards has lasted forty-one years. It was never a socialist revolution. The Moncada combatants were not socialists, neither were those in the Sierra Maestra (with few exceptions), nor the Cuban people who one morning woke up to hear the news through the radio and from the mouth of Fidel Castro, that in response to the imperialist attacks, the island had become "socialist."
Cuba Today Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The Cuban revolution's 50th anniversary has sparked academic conferences, debates and articles assessing its past and future. How and why has the revolution survived? What does the future hold for Cuba? Or, as it is often put, more crudely, what will happen when Fidel/Raul dies?
The Cuban Five--Injustice Prolonged Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the final appeal of the Cuban Five, who were convicted in 2001 and are serving prison terms ranging from 15 years to life for espionage conspiracy and acting as illegal agents for the Cuban government.
Cuban Revolution Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An armed revolt that led to the overthrow of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista of Cuba on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement led by Fidel Castro.
Cuba's Invasion Fears Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 There is nothing irrational about Cuba's fears of being invaded by the United States.
Cuba's Prisoner Release Surprise! Mainstream Media Omits Context and Key Facts Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Double standards and hypocrisy abound in American media coverage of Cuba's recent prisoner release. For example, the U.S. government holds more political prisoners on Cuban soil than the Cuban government does.
Culhane, Claire Connexipedia: Article from PrisonJustice.ca Resource Type: Article Canadian social justice activist. (1918-1996).
The Culture of Fear In Javier Giraldo, Colombia: The Genocidal Democracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 Chomsky looks the horrors of Columbia's "democra-tatorship" and its accessories, hailing Giraldo's work as an inspiration for bringing these terrors to an end.
The Cuts and the Fightback Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The accelerated privatzation taking place at the University of California is transforming the institution. For faculty, students and workers the changes are devastating. Programs and services are cut, student fees are raised over and over again, workers face both furloughs and layoffs while the facultys shared governance shrinks.
Cutural Warriors of the Freedom Struggle: Miriam Makeba and Odetta Against The Current vol. 138 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 It felt like the end of an era to realize that South Africas Miriam Makeba and our own Odetta died within weeks of one another, having been born only months apart, these twin pillars of the struggle for justice on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
The Cynicism and the Slaughter Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 IMPEACHMENT. BOMBING. ELECTION. Impeachment. Bombing. Perhaps by now, the scandal-witchhunt-Cruise missile cycle has become so predictable that it's hard to respond with appropriate outrage to the latest round. We all knew, after all, that it was going to happen. Yet outrage is absolutely necessary, even at a moment when atrocity follows atrocity and world-class crimes against humanity virtually crowd each other out of attention.
Cynicism From Above: Cynicism From Below Resource Type: Article First Published: 1980 The state bureaucracies of Eastern Europe are unable to accept any challenge to their right to decide and control.
Dacke War Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A peasant uprising led by Nils Dacke in Småland, Sweden, in 1542 against the rule of Gustav Vasa.
Dakota War of 1862 Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux or Dakota.
Daly, Herman Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article American ecological economist and professor. (Born 1938).
Damage Control: Noam Chomsky and the Israel-Palestine Conflict Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 While Noam Chomsky has provided extensive documentation of Israeli crimes, his approach has also served to block serious efforts to halt those crimes and to build an effective movement on behalf of the Palestinian cause.
Damu Smith: A Life of Giving Against The Current vol. 123 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 I was attending an event to honor the scholar and Detroit activist Charles Simmons, who is recovering from cancer, when Maureen Taylor, another activist, told Simmons he should begin to pay as much attention to his own well being as he did that of others. She said when the plane in flight loses cabin pressure, you're instructed to first put the oxygen mask over your own face before you help anyone else.
Dancing with Death: "Waltz with Bashir" Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 It took Ari Folman 25 years to make Waltz With Bashir, his animated film about Israels 1982 invasion of Lebanon. First, he had to remember the war.
The Danger in Lebanon Against The Current vol. 120 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 The assasination [of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri] resulted in the intensification of the campaign by the USA and France against the Syrian presence and influence in Lebanon. This pressure was able to base itself on the mass mobilization inside Lebanon, which forced the withdrawal of Syrian troops.
The Danger of SB1070 Against The Current vol. 148 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The recent passage of SB 1070 in Arizona must be a wakeup call not only for those of us of Latino heritage, but for all progressives who cherish freedom and justice. A draconian law [partially blocked by a court injunction] that basically legalizes racial profiling, it compels the law enforcement officers in the state of Arizona to stop and question any person that they suspect of being in the U.S. illegally.
Danger: Radiation Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Leaflet that asks and answers some basic questions about nuclear energy.
The Dangerous Cult of the Guardian A Thought Police for the Internet Age Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The Guardian includes some fine reporting and occasionally insightful commentary. Possibly because it is farther from the heart of empire, it is able to provide a partial antidote to the craven coverage of the corporate-owned media in the US. Nonetheless, it would be unwise to believe that the Guardian is therefore a free market in progressive or dissident ideas on the left. In fact, quite the contrary: the paper strictly polices what can be said and who can say it in its pages, for cynical reasons we shall come to.
A Dangerous Lack of Rigor Cross Examine Authority Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Explores two recent events reveal the lack of rigor that has come to pervade our public sphere: the failure of the UN (or anybody else) to question seriously the case for war against Iran, and the first presidential debate.
A Dangerous Neighbourhood Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Noam Chomsky explores the relationship between the USA and South America. He reveals that due to numerous anti-social policies, America is becoming increasingly isolated - even from Canada.
The Dangers of Journalism 101 Journalists who dont run with the pack routinely face difficulty and danger Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Journalists who cover cutting edge material, the politics of repression or wars or covert operations have always been at risk. Its part of the job and part of the joy of the job. The risk, the danger is all part of the rush that makes some journalists work.
The Danish General Strike Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES have constituted the foremost outposts on the reformist road to socialism. One of them, Denmark, a small country of five million people, has become a flashpoint in the continuing clash between the welfare state and the globalization of capital.
Dann, Mary and Carrie Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Leaders in the struggle of the Western Shoshone to retain their ancestral lands.
Darcy, Judy Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Canadian trade unionist and president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees from 1991 until 2003. (Born 1950).
DARE's Struggles in Rhode Island Against The Current vol. 110 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Let's start in a scene from last summer that will be familiar, not exactly but approximately, to many older readers: the labor awards banquet. The setting is a "casino" in the 1880s sense of a banquet hall, used for wedding receptions and assorted fraternal functions for six generations set in a venerable public park in a working-class neighborhood, long ago designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.
The Dark Side Of The Green Economy Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the green economy. Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Just a few years ago, the term green economy referred to economies that are locally based, climate friendly, and low-impact. But since the global economic meltdown began in 2007, the green economy has come to mean something more akin to the wholesale privatization of nature.
Data Mining You How the Intelligence Community Is Creating a New American World Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Joseph K., that icon of single-lettered anonymity from Franz Kafkas novel The Trial, would undoubtedly have felt right at home in Washington.
Databases Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989
Daughters of India Violated and Abused A Woman's Lot Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Widespread sexual abuse rapes the land and inflicts harm upon the women of India who are isolated from the emerging "New India".
David Roediger's Working Toward Whiteness Against The Current vol. 125 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 A disturbing aftermath of the pro-immigrant demonstrations recently held in dozens of cities across the United States, besides the obvious anti-immigrant backlash, has been the increase in Black/Brown tensions. Particularly alarming has been the way in which Latinos are being accused, not only by conservatives but by Progressives as well, of being the latest permutation of a long history of immigrant groups arriving to this country and making it, to quote Toni Morrison, on the backs of Blacks.
Davidson, Joe Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Trade unionist and self describe evolutionary socialist "with the proviso that evolution needed a shove at every opportunity." (1915-1985).
The Day America Died Assassinating Awlaki Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 As long as the President sanctions an illegal act, executive branch employees are no longer accountable to the law that prohibits the illegal act. On the presidents authority, the executive branch can violate US laws against spying on Americans without warrants, indefinite detention, and torture and suffer no consequences.
Day, Dorothy Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American journalist, social activist, distributist, anarchist, and devout Catholic. (1897-1980).
The Day the Internet Died An Oral History of the Egyptian Revolution Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 When Hosni Mubarak Shut Off Cell Phones and the Internet in January 2011 Was the Moment When More Egyptians than Ever Went Out into the Streets.
De Leon, Daniel Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American socialist newspaper editor, politician, Marxist theoretician, and trade union organizer. (1852-1914).
De Leon, Daniel Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of People Resource Type: Article American socialist newspaper editor, politician, Marxist theoretician, and trade union organizer. (1852-1914).
The Dead End of Climate Justice How NGO Bureaucrats and Greenwashed Corporations are Turning Nature Into Investment Capital Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The notion of climate debt, highlighted as the principle avenue of struggle for the climate justice movement, poses some large problems. Contemporary demands for reparations justified by the notion of climate debt open a dangerous door to increased green capitalist investment in the Global South. Everything from energy to agriculture, from cleaning products to electronics, and especially everything within the biosphere, is being incorporated into this regime of climate markets. One can only imagine the immense possibilities for speculation and financialization in these markets as the green bubble continues to grow.
Dead Palestinian Babies And Bombed Mosques - IDF Fashion 2009 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Dead babies, mothers weeping on their children's graves, a gun aimed at a child and bombed-out mosques - these are a few examples of the images Israel Defense Forces soldiers design these days to print on shirts they order to mark the end of training, or of field duty. The slogans accompanying the drawings are not exactly anemic either: A T-shirt for infantry snipers bears the inscription "Better use Durex," next to a picture of a dead Palestinian baby, with his weeping mother and a teddy bear beside him. A sharpshooter's T-shirt from the Givati Brigade's Shaked battalion shows a pregnant Palestinian woman with a bull's-eye superimposed on her belly, with the slogan, in English, "1 shot, 2 kills."
The Deadly Costs of Muslim Sectarianism Sunni v. Shia Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 A war of extraordinary brutality is being waged across the Muslim world which is largely ignored by the media. It is a war in which victims are assassinated or massacred with no chance to defend themselves. Most of those who die are poor people murdered in obscure places without the world paying any attention.
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Journalism is collapsing, and with it comes the most serious threat in our lifetimes to self-government and the rule of law as it has been understood here in the United States.
Death in a New York Food Sweatshop The Killing of Juan Baten Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 For thousands of recent immigrants, the eastern section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is where you go to find work in food processing and distribution factories that service many of New York City's markets and restaurants. If you've ever eaten a meal in New York, you can be assured that you've consumed food that has been produced and distributed through one of these food companies and those in a few adjacent neighborhoods.
Death in the Desert Migrants Risk Everything to Cross the Border Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 This is a NAFTA border. Money moves freely, people with money do too, but the poor are pushed into a dangerous cycle of crossing the desert.
Death of a Hero The General, The Media Adulation And The Forgotten Victims Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 If all this glorification of a military commander had happened in the North Korean or the Soviet-era press, lavishly praising an 'original' who'd given years of 'patriotic service' in wars abroad, it would have rightly elicited scorn and ridicule amongst commentators here.
Death of a Sacred Place Against The Current vol. 81 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Special places are disappearing faster than endangered species. Places that move the heart foster messy attachments. They're unwieldy. The global economy prefers its consumers to have portable affections for interchangeable environments.
The Death of Democracy Israel's Flood of Anti-Democratic Laws Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Democracy is dying in both Israel and the United States, and much of the world is turning away in revulsion.
The Death of NUMMI Against The Current vol. 146 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 During the 1980-82 recession, U.S. automobile corporations were closing factories, reflecting growing international competition and overproduction. One of the plants closed was a large General Motors facility in the city of Fremont, California, part of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Death of Retirement? Against The Current vol. 132 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Age Shock: How Finance is Failing Us, Robin Blackburns followup masterpiece to Banking on Death (2002), is another sobering and insightful examination of retirement security. In Age Shock, Blackburn delves into the realities of an ageing demographic in the midst of the disintegration, from both a monetary and social obligation perspective, of sound financial conditions for the elderly.
Death of the university? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 As universities have turned into businesses, so students have turned into consumers. There is, however, a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a product but a relationship and a process. Once students become consumers, their whole relationship to education changes. They come to look upon ideas, not as ways of understanding the world, but as possessions that they can trade for a better job or greater social prestige.
A Death Sentence For Africa The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Carbon emissions, already at their peak, will continue to increase for at least the next eight years, pushing humanity closer to the brink of climate collapse. Rather than address the madness of a global system of corporate-led capitalism that is bulldozing us to this disaster, the corporate media mouthed deceptive platitudes.
The Debate Around Liu Xiaobo Against The Current vol. 150 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 We do not entirely share the Norwegian Nobel Committees statement on its decision to award the Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, praising China for having achieved economic advances to which history can hardly show any equal but regretting that it is in breach of several international agreements on human rights and Chinas own constitution concerning these rights.
The Debate at Halle Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 There were two defining moments in the history of the international working-class movement in the first half of the 20th century. The first, by far the most discussed and written about for obvious reasons, was the revolution in Russia in October 1917 and its subsequent isolation and defeat. The second was the disaster in the German movement, which had been for half a century the model of a militant, socialist working-class movement, and the subsequent collapse of that movement in the face of Nazism.
Debate with the International Socialist Organization Continued Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 From a libertarian socialist point of view, the self-emancipation of the working class cant happen unless the working class builds organized mass movements that they control, such as labor organizations. This is the fundamental basis of syndicalism as a revolutionary strategy.
Debates on the Law on Thefts of Wood Resource Type: Article First Published: 1842 A deputy from the knightly estate mentioned that in the neighbourhood of Cleve many wood thefts took place merely in order to secure arrest and prison fare. Does not this deputy from the knightly estate prove precisely what he wants to refute, namely, that people are driven to steal wood by the sheer necessity of saving themselves from starvation and homelessness? Is this terrible need an aggravating circumstance?
Debating the NDP Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 Activists seeking radical change need to understand that it is fruitless to base their strategies on the assumption that the NDP can be the vehicle for achieving their goals.
Debord, Guy Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International. (1931-1994).
Debs, Eugene V. Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American socialist politician and union leader, one of the founding members of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). (1855-1926).
Debt: The First 500 Pages Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 We need more grand histories, but 5,000 years of anecdotes is no substitute for real political economy.
Debunking Columbus Against The Current vol. 131 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 I knew it couldnt be true! exclaimed my then eleven-year-old daughter when I explained the premise of Restalls book. The Ancients knew that the earth was round, she continued, so Columbus could not have been the only one.
Debunking Obamas Chemical Weapons Case Against the Syrian Government Fact and Fiction Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Governments Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013 is a poorly constructed attempt to justify the politically, militarily, and morally unjustifiable war against Syria.
A Decade of Gulf War Illness Against The Current vol. 91 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 The demon is back: Ten years after the U.S. air war began over Kuwait and Iraq on January 17, 1991, tens of thousands of sick Gulf War vets await treatment and/or compensation for chronic health problems brought on by their military service.
The Decent Left and the Libya Intervention A Reply to Michael Bérubé Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Western elites were perfectly comfortable with Gaddafis oppressive rule, including his use of torture. These states only broke with Gaddafi when his hold on power tottered, in response to the Arab Spring, and he ceased to be useful. He was no longer viewed as a reliable protector of Western access to Libyas oil resources.
A Decentralist Manifesto Resource Type: Article First Published: 1958 No political institution can be considered human and properly adapted to the nature of humankind if it in any way infringes upon liberty; if it even in the slightest, interferes with the conditions necessary to individual self-expression and to the free development of the highest potentialities of being human.
Decentralization Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The process of dispersing decision-making governance closer to the people or citizen.
Decisión por Consenso Connexipedia Resource Type: Article La decisión por consenso es un proceso de toma de decisiones en grupo que no sólo busca obtener el acuerdo de la mayoría de los participantes sino también la resolución o mitigación de objeciones de la minoría.
Declaration of Independence Resource Type: Article First Published: 1776 The document in which the 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.
Declaration of the Rights of Women and Citizen Resource Type: Article First Published: 1791 Aware that women were being denied the new rights of liberty and property extended to all men by the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, Gouges composed her own Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen, modeled on the 1789 document.
The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting.
The Decline of the Democratic Ideal Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990 Noam Chomsky contemplates the disappearance of democratic ideals by examining the American reactions to the outcome of the 1990 elections in Nicaragua.
Deconstructing Derrida Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 There is little doubt that Derrida was an erudite and learned philosopher, but his erudition was bent towards a destructive aim. In him the unreason of the age found its cunning articulator.
Deconstructing The Israeli Narrative Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Israel has revealed its nature; a nation built on actions normally termed war crimes by world institutions; a nation that does not follow international law; and a nation that does not heed United Nations Resolutions. Distracting and deceiving the world community with contrived and fallacious narratives permits Israel to continue its illegal maneuvers. Setting the record straight will straighten the road to Middle East peace.
Deconstructing The Locavores Dilemma A response to Pierre Desrochers Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The book 'The Locavore's Dilemma' constructs a straw man argument while ignoring what the locavore movement really has to say.
Deep Concerns Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Despite apparent defeat by the ongoing war in Iraq, Chomsky outlines the tasks that remain for those concerned about justice and human rights.
The Deep Crisis of Sandinismo Against The Current vol. 87 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The struggle we waged from the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) to overthrow the Somoza dictatorship and bring about a revolution (in 1979) was also a struggle for human rights. It has always been very difficult for me to draw the line between being a Sandinista activist and a human rights activist, because I've always considered the struggle for human rights to be a revolution in itself.
Deeply Re-examining Marxism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Having just read Michael Lowy's The Centrality of Self-emancipation for a Critical Marxism, I agree strongly with many of Lowy's remarks about the next steps for those who consider themselves to be followers of Karl Marx, now that the downfall of the Stalinist bureaucracy and its devotees has provided us with a wonderful opportunity for the re-birth of communist ideas.
The Defeat of Post-USSR Labor Against The Current vol. 116 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The nascent Soviet labor movement played an important, perhaps crucial, role in shaking the foundations of the Soviet system, which proved remarkably fragile beneath its impressive totalitarian superstructure. But this movement failed to develop the organizational and ideological independence that would have allowed it to influence the subsequent course of events.
Defence without armies Resource Type: Article The word 'defence' is often associated with the word 'violence.' However, Social Defence represents a different perspective.
Defend the Ties That Bind Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Revolution is a conservative act as well as a radical one. It is the only way to defend those precious relationships which are the bases of human life and society, and which form the core of human values.
Defender of the Movement Albert Goldman for the Defense Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 A profile of the radical lawyer.
Defending Palestinian solidarity Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The Electronic Intifada, the online publication about Palestine, finds itself at the centre of a storm as a pro-Israel group applies pressure to have a grant from a Dutch foundation withdrawn. This assault is part of a well-coordinated, escalating Israeli government-endorsed effort to vilify individuals and cripple organisations that criticise Israel's human rights record and call for it to respect Palestinian rights and international law.
Defending the right to offend, shock or disturb Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Insult laws are designed to protect politicians, government leaders and officials and state institutions, arming the state with access to resources and legal doctrines that no other citizen has.
The Deficit is No Accident Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 The deficit and national debt were created intentionally by politicians of both parties, to destroy social programs which give working people some protection against unrestrained corporate power
Defining an American State of War Nine War Words That Define Our World Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Nine common terms associated with our present wars that probably don't mean what you think they mean.
Deformities, sickness and livestock deaths: the real cost of GM animal feed? Deformities, Sickness and Livestock Death Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Feeding animals a diet containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients or more specifically feed made from GM soya and sprayed with the controversial herbicide glyphosate is responsible for deformities and other defects in pigs.
Defying Washington's Embargo Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 In the face of strong government opposition and little U.S. media attention, a grassroots effort scored a victory on September 13, 1996. On that day U.S. and Canadian members of Pastors for Peace delivered 400 medical computers to Cuba, without applying for the license required by the U.S. trade embargo.
Dejemos de engañarnos a nosotros mismos sobre el NDP Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Si alguna vez vamos a seguir adelante, tenemos que enfrentarlo: El NDP no es un partido socialista. El NDP nunca ha sido un partido socialista. Y el NDP nunca será un partido socialista.
Delano grape strike Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A strike, boycott, and secondary boycott led by the United Farm Workers (UFW) against growers of table grapes in California.
Dellinger, David Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American radical pacifist and activist for nonviolent social change. (1915-2004).
Delusions of the Tech Bro Intelligentsia Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 With employees of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system on strike, the Silicon Valley tech elite has reminded us all that despite their enlightened Bay Area lifestyles, they are still, at root, a bunch of rich dudes. Corey Robin ably documents the reactionary politics and moral degeneracy of people who see themselves as heroic entrepreneurs and the people who get them to work as greedy parasites.
The Demise of Andy Stern and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 A meaningful advance of workers struggles means bringing into existence class-wide organizations. Where those with such a perspective find themselves, by hook or by crook, in trade unions, the issue is to broaden struggles to include the unemployed wherever possible.
Democracy Against Politics Against The Current vol. 136 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 ¡Que se vayan todos! shouted rebellious crowds during the Argentine economic crisis of 2001, Out with them all! The call soon spread throughout Latin America: for a new politics without politicians and a new society without social elites. Many radicals have been inspired by the movements that seemed to rise with so much energy and idealism from this foundational fire. Others have been quick to criticize the inadequacy of movements which seem to have forgotten that economic exploitation is more fundamental than political oppression, and that exploitation is held up by political power which must be seized rather than ignored.
Democracy and Social Change Resource Type: Article First Published: 1966 Gray maintains that liberal democracy places power in only a few hands and calls for a radical democratization of power within the framework of an economy owned, controlled, and responsible to the public.
Democracy Enhancement Resource Type: Article First Published: 1994 Chomsky explores the American goal of spreading democracy to other nations through intervention. His assertions are supported in the second part of the essay with a case study of Haiti.
Democracy in the Unites States? Fugetaboutit! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 We who want a more equal and democratic society are the vast majority. There is no reason for us to feel hesitant about speaking our minds and talking revolution to our friends and neighbors, our co-workers, and even people we meet in the course of shopping and so forth. When millions of Americans feel that they are not alone in wanting a revolution, that's when things will start to change. That's when people will start to think creatively and concretely about how to make it happen. Until then, we'll remain on a treadmill to nowhere, with everybody feeling that they are just one lonely person who "can't fight city hall."
Democracy Is the Key Against The Current vol. 112 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Ann Menasche interviews Peter Camejo: Against the Current: What is the importance of Nader-Camejo campaign in 2004?
Democracy loses out Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 The people can say what they want, they can vote how they want, but the bureaucrats make the decisions.
Democracy Restored Resource Type: Article First Published: 1994 In light of the third anniversary of the military coup that overthrew the elected government of Haiti in 1991, Chomsky exposes the grittier side of America's involvement in the restoration of democracy in Haiti.
Democracy Seized -- and Lost Against The Current vol. 144 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Reconstruction was among the messiest, most complex periods in U.S. history, and certainly one of the most emotionally exhausting to revisit. Accounts of the period resonate with hope of almost millenarian proportions and are tainted by tragedy not the kind of tragedy that brings release, but the kind that leaves one sick with incredulity.
Democratic Revolution and Socialist Revolution: A Reply to Malik Miah Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 IN ATC 75 Malik Miah presents an analysis of events surrounding the fall of Indonesian President Suharto (Indonesia's Democratic Revolution). As a descriptive report of what has been happening in that country his effort is valuable to activists. However, as an analytical assessment of what is at stake the article falls short.
The Democrats' New Scapegoat Against The Current vol. 114 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 In 2000, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the left blamed Ralph Nader for the election of George Bush. The spoiler label conveniently ignored the fact that Al Gore ran a weak campaign with no compelling message; that more registered Democrats voted for Bush than for Nader; and that the Democratic Party refused to challenge the removal of African Americans from the voter rolls in Florida.
Demonizing the Victims of Katrina Coverage painted hurricane survivors as looters, snipers and rapists Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Hurricane Katrina led many media reporters and commentators to reveal themselves and their deep-seated prejudices.
Demonstration (people) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A form of nonviolent action by groups of people in favor of a political or other cause, normally consisting of walking in a march and a meeting (rally) to hear speakers.
Depleted Uranium: Scandal Update Against The Current vol. 91 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 In the first weeks of the new year, a new controversy has erupted among NATO allies over possible health effects of the Pentagon's use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons on their troops who served in Bosnia, Kosova and Serbia. The European Union and several individual states, Italy, Spain and Holland among them, have demanded an investigation into the use of DU weapons by American and NATO warplanes during air assaults on Serbia and Kosova in 1999 and Bosnia in 1995. The weapons are favored because their hardness and density make them highly effective against armored vehicles and tanks.
Deranging America Drugged, Indebted, Armed-to-the-Teeth Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 A question worth asking: Who benefit from a more compulsive, hence more violent, population? Well, if youre pushing eternal warfare, which we are, youll need a pool of nutcases who are willing to shoot anyone for any reason, or none at all, and more deranged oafs at home to go Rah! Rah! over any bombing run or drone hit. Are we going into Mali next? Why not? Where is it, by the way? There has never been a country fighting so many wars without a serious debate about any of them. And if you want people to buy first, think later, to rack up life-wrecking debts to satiate all ephemeral cravings, then you ply them with poison, flickering television and thumping music. You dont want a population capable of deliberating, reflecting, thinking clearly or even listening attentively, much less reading, but one that can be jerked around by any sexy come-on or dumbed down slogan.
Derechos y Libertades Introduccion al Volumen 9, Número 2 del Sumario de Connexions Resource Type: Article First Published: 1984
Dershowitz to the Rescue? The Israeli Spin-Machine in Overdrive Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 According to Israel's apologists, only Israelis have a right to defend themselves. Palestinians do not have this right, nor does anyone else who is attempting to assist the Palestinians.
The Dershowitz Treatment Slime Throwing as Debate Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 An expose of Alan Dershowitz's record, showing that he has repeatedly resorted to lies, slander, fabrications, falsifications and plagiarism in public debate and in his published works.
Description of Recently Founded Communist Colonies Still in Existence Resource Type: Article First Published: 1844 Published: 1845 If the workers are united among themselves, hold together and pursue one purpose, they are infinitely stronger than the rich. And if, moreover, they have set their sights upon such a rational purpose, and one which desires the best for all mankind, as community of goods, it is self-evident that the better and more intelligent among the rich will declare themselves in agreement with the workers and support them.
Desert Winds Stir New Hope Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 With oil and gas reserves running dry, Egypt is eyeing wind power as a solution to its looming energy crunch.
Designs on equality City planning is a mechanism of discrimination - it mainly serves the able-bodied Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The idea of universal design is to stop creating public infrastructure that privileges one particular group, whether its car drivers, the able-bodied or those with paycheques, and start envisioning people with parallel but not identical mobility and sociability needs: children, teens, seniors, new immigrants, those on low incomes, parents, those with sports injuries or with physical and mental limitations, and those who care for any of the above.
Desintresse am Öffentlichen Intresse Resource Type: Article Published: 2001 In den Industrienationen haben die Menschen über Jahrzehnte hinweg gelernt, dass man privaten Unternehmen nicht trauen kann, wenn es um Sachen der öffentlichen Sicherheit geht.
Leon Despres, Chicago Rebel Against The Current vol. 143 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Iconic Chicago alderman Leon Despres died at the age of 101 on May 6, 2009 in the city he lived and loved. A little frail in stature, Len had a broad intellect that was fully intact to the very end. He fought much of his adult life for a progressive vision of Chicago that Machine politics was never ready to accept. After his 1955 election as alderman, and in the first decade of his two-decade term, many city council votes were recorded 49-1. Despres was the lone dissenter.
The Destabilization of Haiti Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 A short summary of the illegal and suppressed details of American intervention in Haiti during the 1990's and early 2000's.
The Destiny of A Revolution Review of Victor Serge, Russia Twenty Years After Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Victor Serge's more impassioned account based on his eyewitness observations of everyday life and the detailed realities of Stalinist political repression.
Destroying Estonia The One Per Cents New/Old Solution to Economic Crisis Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Many economists and financial press writers mimic children on amusement park rides. They think their austerity policies are steering their vehicle rather than being guided by underlying structural forces.
Destroying Libyas Welfare State NATO's Great Victory Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 For NATO, its corporate allies, and its media mouthpieces, such prosperity for workers simply will not do. We live in a world where austerity for the workers is the order of the day for those in Libya, Greece, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and the U.S. as well. And those who stand in the way of such austerity measures, whether they be a nationalist government in Libya, Communists in Greece or Occupiers in the U.S., must be dealt with accordingly by violent reaction.
Destroying the Commons How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Our rights and liberties and under ever-increasing attack.
Destruction and Resistance at SUNY Against The Current vol. 82 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 The state university of New York turned fifty in 1998, but its mission-to provide New Yorkers with quality education at low cost-is endangered. Earlier this spring, SUNY faculty finally responded by revolting and issuing an unprecedented demand for the removal of the state-appointed university trustees.
The Destructive Urge Resource Type: Article First Published: 1979 Marxism's greatest discovery is that it cannot prescribe any science of revolution, any fail-safe program. On the contrary what it provides is a new question, a new responsibility to make a choice..
Detroit: Disappearing City? Against The Current vol. 150 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Forty percent of Detroit today is considered virtually unoccupied. The administration of Mayor Dave Bing is trying to figure out how to move the remaining residents of these areas out, in the name of rightsizing the city. Of course he hasnt revealed any specifics and the devil is in the details! Residents are wary: without the money to relocate people and the services needed, its just another round of displacing the urban poor.
Detroit Politics Embroiled Against The Current vol. 134 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Detroit is a city entangled in a chain of interlocking crises, all the way from the world economic crisis, to deindustrialization in America, down to the regional and local levels of the housing market hemorrhage and a tidal wave of utility cutoffs in poor peoples homes. Some 40,000 Detroiters now are without water the most shocking example, perhaps, of daily life in a city on the brink.
Detroit Public Schools: Who's Failing? Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 It's no scret that the Detroit Public Schools have been in a state of chaos for some time. When former Democratic governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Robert Bobb as Emergency Financial Manager in 2009, many hoped that he would make positive changes. The district was carrying a $219 million deficit, not to mention some of the countrys lowest graduation rates and standardized test scores.
Detroit Symphony Musicians on Strike Against The Current vol. 150 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have been on strike since October 4, 2010. Thirty-five concerts have been cancelled, while the musicians have organized nine magnificent performances with guest conductors in various churches and synagogues in the area. They charged $20 admission and got their friends to volunteer to be ushers and ticket sellers. At a concert of 1100 I attended in a Grosse Pointe Woods church, parishioners seated on either side of me were attending their first symphonic concert.
Detroiters Remember the 1967 Rebellion Kim D. Hunter interviews Ed Vaughn Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 An interview with Ed Vaughn, an eyewitness observer of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, on the event, its causes and its impact on history.
Detroit's Crisis -- Coming to You? Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 There are two realities to grasp about the current plight of Detroit. Reality one: Detroit is caught in a set of interlocking crises, from the level of the world economy and national political gridlock down to the viciously reactionary Michigan state government and the yawning divide between the city and suburban Detroit, that would severely challenge the most competent, the most visionary, the most energetic and most progressive city leadership.
Deutscher, Isaac Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Marxist historian, journalist and political activist. (1907-1967).
Devastating Crisis Unfolds Against The Current vol. 132 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Bob Brenner, for the ATC editors. The current crisis could well turn out to be the most devastating since the Great Depression. It manifests profound, unresolved problems in the real economy that have been literally papered over by debt for decades, as well as a shorter term financial crunch of a depth unseen since World War II. The combination of the weakness of underlying capital accumulation and the meltdown of the banking system is whats made the downward slide so intractable for policymakers and its potential for disaster so serious. The plague of foreclosures and abandoned homes often broken into and stripped clean of everything, including copper wiring stalks Detroit in particular, and other Midwest cities.
The Development of Utopian Socialism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1880 The Utopians# mode of thought has for a long time governed the Socialist ideas of the 19th century, and still governs some of them. Until very recently, all French and English Socialists did homage to it. The earlier German Communism, including that of Weitling, was of the same school. To all these, Socialism is the expression of absolute truth, reason and justice, and has only to be discovered to conquer all the world by virtue of its own power. And as an absolute truth is independent of time, space, and of the historical development of man, it is a mere accident when and where it is discovered. With all this, absolute truth, reason, and justice are different with the founder of each different school.
Development On Trial Ten Days for World Development Education and Action Guide Resource Type: Article First Published: 1992
Dewey, John Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer. (1859-1952).
The Dialectic of Monstrosity - review Against The Current vol. 162 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 A review of 'Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism' by David McNally.
Dialectical Adventures Into the Unknown Resource Type: Article First Published: 1973 A Nihilist/Anarchist repudiation of 1970's-era British society. Aside from the fecklessness of mainstream capitalist culture, the Communist Party's re-iteration of the standard state/opponent relationship maintains a "dialectic" of civic conformity.
The Dialectics of Community Control Resource Type: Article First Published: 1970 The movement for community control will fall short often, unless it becomes a broader struggle for popular, democratic control of all public institutions and the economy.
Dialogue on Development Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 A discourse between a Third World citizen and a Canadian.
Diaspora Jews Must Speak Out Law in the Service of Discrimination Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 No democracy, in todays world, should have the right to speak for persons who are not its citizens, live thousands of miles away, and have not given their direct consent to be spoken for or represented.
Did Leviev's Empire Succumb to Boycott? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The brave people who took to the streets to demand boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and Israeli companies have received a clear message that their efforts are not in vain. Private companies that seek to make easy profits in Palestine while ignoring the injustices and illegality of Israel's crimes there, will have to think twice about their investments. They may be required to pay a price in actual money for the moral deficit in their accounts.
The Difference Between Judaism and Zionism Resource Type: Article Published: 2009 Argues that "Judaism and Zionism are by no means the same. Indeed they are incompatible and irreconcilable: If one is a good Jew, one cannot be a Zionist; if one is a Zionist, one cannot be a good Jew."
The Different Faces of Popular Resistance in Palestine Manipulating History Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Apparently, popular resistance has suddenly elevated to become a clash of visions or strategies between the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its rivals in Gaza, underscoring an existing and deepening rift between various factions and leaderships.
A Different Sort of Democracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 We do not want to suggest that the democracy of ancient Greece was perfect or that it can be easily be copied in the modern world. Greece was burdened by the dual crimes of slavery and the inferior status of women, as were all ancient societies in the Mediterranean basin and in Asia. What distinguished ancient Athens was that, in that society, human beings began to break out to produce new forms of self-government. That they could not solve all the evils of that time should not be surprising.
Direct action Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Politically motivated activity undertaken by individuals, groups, or governments to achieve political goals outside of normal social/political channels.
Direct Action for Democracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Direct action protests are about people taking power for themselves, instead of leaving politics to professional politicians.
Direct Action in Hard Times Activist Strategies from Brazil to Wisconsin Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Factory occupations, land occupations, and other tactics.
Direct democracy Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A form of democracy wherein sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate.
The dirty d-word Resource Type: Article Diversity has become more than simply a way of describing the expansion of our experiences. It has also become a dogma about how we should live that has become as stultifying as old-fashioned racism - and often as divisive.
Disability rights movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A movement aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.
The Disappearance of Palestine Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The idea that a financial lifeline whether Kerrys plan or Netanyahus economic peace is going to smooth the path to the conflicts end is an illusion. Peace, and prosperity, will come only when Palestinians are liberated from Israeli control.
Disaster and Mental Health The Palestinian Experience Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The continuing Israeli military occupation of Gaza is the cause of deep and widespread trauma for Palestinian children and adults.
Disasters You Can Believe In Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The year 2009 coincidentally marks the 100th anniversary of the United States Marines invasion of Nicaragua. They stayed for a quarter century, and after assassinating the countrys resistance leader, Augusto Cesar Sandino, left the place in incomparably worse shape than they found it.
The Disconnect in US Democracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Noam Chomsky describes how the American people are excluded from political participation, claiming that action must also come before and after elections and not only once every four years.
A Discussion Concerning Nonviolence Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 The principle of nonviolence has terrible effects on people: it disarms them morally and politically by encouraging them to become "passive resisters," beseeching some more humane elite forces to come to their aid. It undermines the view of people which I consider to be the most needful both morally and politically to create a democratic movement#that is, for people to see and rely on themselves collectively as the conscious agents of change and the creators of a new society. However much we and other people desire a peaceful transformation of society, at some point there will come a contest of power. To win this contest, we will have to win a substantial part of the military forces to our side, or at least get them to be neutral. To succeed in this we need to build a movement that is so broad and deep that the great majority of people become mobilized as an unstoppable force.
Discussion Paper: Searching for Fairness Resource Type: Article First Published: 1993 An overview of some of the issues being addressed by the Fair Tax Commission. Looks at some of the implications of the fairness issues that have been raised, and at the issues that arise in translating principles of fairness into policy. Included are sections on property taxes, personal income tax, sales tax, benefits taxes, wealth taxes, corporate income taxes, payroll taxes, resource taxation.
Disenfranchisement as Political Repression Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In the U.S., if you#re caught boosting cars, robbing liquor stores, or attempting to escape reality by injecting heroin into your veins, you not only go to jail, but you lose your right to vote. And you don#t just lose it for the time you#re incarcerated; it#s still gone when you get out.
Dissecting Congo's Modern Holocaust Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 A primary aim of Gerard Pruniers work is to detangle and lay bare the complexities of interests, alliances and deep-seeded antagonisms that have made the Congo crisis so brutal. He does this well, without simplifying the narrative for easy comprehension.
Dissidents Looking Beyond Zionism Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 In 1968 1968! a book appeared with the astonishing title Israel Without Zionists. A Plea for Peace in the Middle East. The timing was even more surprising, in Israels flush of euphoria in the wake of the 1967 war. This was also the moment when the mainstream American Jewish community and the U.S. intelligentsia in general had just discovered the State of Israel as the great inspiration and center of Jewish redemption after two decades during which Israel had not been viewed with any such great enthusiasm, as chronicled by historian Peter Novick in The Holocaust In American Life.
Distortions at Fourth Hand Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 Chomsky addresses the issue of "freedom of the press". He points out that while publications that shun eyewitness accounts of the situation in post-war Vietnam have a daily circulation of approx. 250 000, smaller publications which rely on these firsthand testimonies reach a limited audience. In this fashion, Chomsky warns of the dangers of accepting only what filters through to the American public, as it is "a seriously distorted version of the evidence available".
A Diversion We Don't Need Against The Current vol. 158 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 We know from our own experience that none of us wants to have the Diversity Of Tactics argument again. So why does it continue to happen? Because we radicals and anarchists have unintentionally become a Silent Majority, unwilling for whatever reason to prevent these ideologues, who are only a tiny handful of people with loud voices, from controlling the direction of our meetings.
Diversity of Tactics and Democracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 To me, a strategy isn't democratic if it intrinsically alienates the majority of oppressed people and shuts the door to their participation. A strategy isn't democratic if it drives away the working class when they have every reason to participate and want to.
Dividing the Races to Benefit the Rich Prison Populism? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Race baiting broadcast agitators like Beck and Rush Limbaugh have their audiences believing the factually flawed foolishness that the reason they are falling behind economically is because the federal government is fawning over blacks lavishing them with unearned benefits. The reason for the loss of jobs, homes and dreams of comfortable futures driving white working class (and middle class) ire is not benefits to blacks but naked greed on Wall Street and in the suites of mega-corporations that triggered America's economic collapse.
The Divorce Bill Resource Type: Article First Published: 1842 In regard to marriage, the legislator can only establish when it is permissible to dissolve it, that is to say, when in its essence it is already dissolved. Juridical dissolution of marriage can only be the registering of its internal dissolution.
10 mythes des soins de santé Comprendre le débat de l'Assistance Médicale Canadienne Resource Type: Article First Published: 1995 Un guide concis expliquant les 10 mythes regardant les Soins de Sant#.
Django Unchained, or, The Help: How Cultural Politics Is Worse Than No Politics at All, and Why Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 On reflection, its possible to see that Django Unchained and The Help are basically different versions of the same movie. Both dissolve political economy and social relations into individual quests and interpersonal transactions and thus effectively sanitize, respectively, slavery and Jim Crow by dehistoricizing them. The problem is not so much that each film invents cartoonish fictions; its that the point of the cartoons is to take the place of the actual relations of exploitation that anchored the regime it depicts.
Do I Divest? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 If apartheid ended, so can this occupation, but the moral force and international pressure will have to be just as determined.
Do the Greeks get it? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 A word has to be said about the somewhat depressing character of the clash between reformism and ultraleftism in Greece. Radical youth might have a natural prejudice against the KKE and PAME because it is so compromised with class-collaborationist coalition building. But instead of trying to figure out a way to win the ranks of the CP to the revolutionary cause, it sees its membership as part of the problem and not part of the solution.
Do Workers Lose Their Rights? Against The Current vol. 144 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Gertrude Ezorsky's Freedom in the Workplace? is a unique and highly useful book. Unique, because it combines sophisticated philosophical analysis with compelling examples from the lives of low-wage workers and an Appendix on 20th century U.S. labor law all in a text of 77 easy-to-read pages! and highly useful, because it refutes a central myth about capitalism.
Doctors Under Attack Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 On May 31, 2009, while handing out church bulletins, Dr. George Tiller was shot to death by an anti-abortion activist. The Womens Health Care Services clinic Dr. Tiller operated in Wichita, Kansas was one of three in the United States that performed late-term abortions. His clinic, his home and the homes of his staff have been picketed for years.
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An organization of African-American workers formed in May 1968 in the Chrysler Corporation's Hamtramck Assembly plant, formerly Dodge Main, Detroit, Michigan.
The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 1969 DRUM was formed in May 1968 during the course of a wildcat strike that protested against an increase in production without an increase in man-power. Most of the plant porkchoppers were off in Atlantic City at a union convention and the plant was shut down by a joint effort of older Polish women from the Trim Shop and young black workers.
Does Revolution Make Sense? Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Fighting for revolution allows and demands that we abandon petty concerns and narrow issues and think big. Revolution forces us to try to understand the whole world and to imagine a new one. As we explore the inter-relatedness of the problems which we face, we can begin to understand all the many human interconnections which will provide the solution. A truly revolutionary movement will touch people's deepest desires and encompass their highest dreams.
Doing Time for Peace Moral Lights Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Hundreds of Americans, young and old, are regularly going to prison, sometimes for months or years or decades, for nonviolently resisting U.S. militarism.
Dolgoff, Sam Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist. (1902-1990).
Dolgoff, Sam Connexipedia article - Japanese text Resource Type: Article
The 'Dollar' Crisis, and Us Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 A capitalist crisis like the current one resembles a poker game where the table is swept clean and all cards and chips must be redistributed for the game to continue at all. This could happen as an 'orderly bankruptcy proceeding' but it will most likely happen (as it has always happened in the past) chaotically, through economic blowout, class confrontation, and war.
Dollarization, Democracy & Daily Life in Zimbabwe Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Satellite TV is big in Zimbabwe; owing to the limited and propagandistic programming on state-sponsored Z-TV, and the travails of night travel on a decaying road network, just about every house in Harare, from the poor/working class Mbare township to the luxury suburb of Burrowdale, sports a dish that brings South African soapies, Al Jazeera and, most importantly, the latest in reality TV to living rooms across the land.
Domestic Constituencies Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Chomsky, assuming the principle that governments are bound to act according to the will of their "domestic constituencies", considers the degree to which this is done as a measure of the health of democracy. In turn, he calls for the public to discover what is being planned for them.
Domestic Terrorism Notes on the State System of Oppression Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Starting with the curious events in Detroit 1971 associated with the Socialist Worker's party, Chomsky investigates FBI disruption programs, their consequences and meaning. He defines this systematic contamination as a sort of domestic terrorism.
The Domestic War on Protesters It's Not Just Egypt Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 While the US claims to uphold right to demonstrate around the world, there have been countless examples throughout the history of this country of protests being shut down by an overwhelming police presence. In recent years, it has become routine for police departments to use a host of tactics to limit and prevent mass demonstrations. These tactics have included mass arrests of demonstrators, preemptive arrests and trumped up charges against protest organizers.
Domestic Work and Rights in China Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 When China adopted the open door policy in 1978, south China, especially the Pearl River Delta area, was the first industrial area created to attract foreign investment, particularly from Hong Kong. In the late 1990s, China accelerated this policy, opening consumer markets to foreign investment. Since 1999, the average annual gross domestic product grew 10%, far ahead of other developing countries.
Dominance and its Dilemmas Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Chomsky responds to the Bush Administration's announcement of the new National Security Strategy that asserts power through force. He discusses the accompanying implications of the strategy and warns against using violence as a means of control.
The Dominion and The Intellectuals Noam Chomsky interviewed by an anonymous interviewer Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 Chomsky says "one of the reasons why I am considered "public enemy number one" among a large sector of intellectuals in the U.S. is that I mention that the U.S. is one of the major terrorist states in the world and this assertion, though plainly true, is unacceptable for many intellectuals."
Donghak Peasant Revolution Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Was an anti-government, anti-yangban and anti-foreign uprising in 1894.
Don't Forget to Write Resource Type: Article Writing letters to the editor is an effective way of getting publicity for your point of view.
Don't Incite Censorship Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Free speech for everyone but bigots is no free speech at all.
Don't neglect your presentation skills Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Do not wait until you are about to present. It's not worth the stress, or to risk looking like a fool. Take time to prepare.
Don't socialize the losses - take the whole thing! Socialize all of finance under democratic control! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 A demand that a few weeks ago would have seemed leftist utopianism is now entirely reasonable and indeed the only practical solution. If ALL the financial institutions- banks, insurance companies, saving and loans, pension funds - become state property, their worthless loans to each other can be wiped off the books as the mere paper that they are.
Doom and Gloom Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Jermey Brecher says that the social roots of doom are part of a common pattern that we can observe repeatedly in history. People live their lives and pursue their goals by means of strategies that have been developed over time. But sometimes they discover their established strategies aren't working. No matter how hard they try, their problems remain intractable. The natural result is despair. But the awareness that other people are experiencing the same despair changes the context in which it is experienced. It opens up new possibilities. Perhaps the problems that we despair of solving as individuals can be addressed through some kind of collective action. When people begin to explore that possibility, the result may be a social movement.
Double Jeopardy: Carbon Offsets and Human Rights Abuses Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Whether you're a climate change denier or doomsayer, an avid recycler or rabid consumer of plastic bottles, there is one very good but little-known reason to oppose carbon offsets: their immediate and dire human costs.
The double tragedy of Che Guevara Resource Type: Article First Published: 1967 To prepare themselves for the uphill struggle on two fronts it becomes necessary to also have a clear head, that is to say, a revolutionary theory, fully integrated with the self-activity of the masses. It is for this reason that we must not blind ourselves to the double tragedy of Guevara's death. Bravely he lived and bravely he died, but he did not do in Bolivia what he had done in Cuba: relate himself to the masses. Guevara's isolation from the mass movement arose from a certain concept of guerrilla warfare as a substitute for social revolution.
Douglas, Tommy Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Canadian social democratic politician, CCF premier of Saskatchean and leader of the federal New Democratic Party. (1904-1986).
Douglass, Frederick Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. (1818-1895).
Doukhobors Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A sect of Russian dissenters, many of whom came to Western Canada.
Doukhobors Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article A sect of Russian dissenters, many of whom came to Western Canada.
Dowson, Ross Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Canadian Trotskyist. (1917-2002).
Dózsa, György Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Leader of a peasants' revolt against the Hungarian landed nobility. (1470-1514).
Dr. Snider's Report Resource Type: Article First Published: 1973 Issues facing senior citizens in Alberta.
Draft dodger Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Term that refers to a person who avoids the conscription policies of the nation in which he or she is a citizen or resident by leaving the country, going into hiding, or other attempts at fraudulent means.
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2010-2011 Capital devours lives, labor, land; masses seek paths to freedom Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 A revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, "inside" and "outside."
Draper, Hal Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American socialist activist, Marxist and author of a number of key works about Marxism. (1914-1990).
Hal Draper, Introduction to Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Link to brief biography of Hal Draper, an American socialist activist, Marxist and author, and participant in the Berkeley, California Free Speech Movement. (1914-1990).
Dressing for TV Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 What to wear when you're going to be interviewed on TV.
Dressing for TV Resource Type: Article Advice for what to wear when you are going to be interviewed on television.
The Dreyfus Affair and the Millerand Case Resource Type: Article First Published: 1899 For in the Dreyfus case four social factors make themselves felt which give it the stamp of a question directly related to the class struggle. They are: militarism, chauvinism-nationalism, anti-Semitism, and clericalism. In our written and spoken agitation we always combat these direct enemies of the socialist proletariat by virtue of our general tendencies. It would thus be totally incomprehensible to not enter into a struggle with these enemies exactly when it is a question of unmasking them, not as abstract clichés, but through the use of living current events.
Droits et Libertés Resource Type: Article First Published: 1984 Les libertés civiles et les droits de l'homme font partis clés dans presque chaque autre aspect de la justice et des changements sociaux.
The Drug Companies Expansion Into Emerging Markets Profit, Drugs, and International Markets Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Faced with declining prescription drug sales in the U.S., and having lost patent protection for many profitable drugs, the drug industry is relying increasingly in new markets such as China and other fast developing countries, such as those in Africa. That expansion, however, is oftentimes tainted by unsavory commercial practices.
The Drug Store in American Meat We're Eating What? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.
Drug War-Related Homicides In The US Average At Least 1,100 a Year Full Extent of Carnage Unknowable Because US Government Doesnt Track Violent Crime Linked To The War On Drugs Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The stubborn resistance against entertaining any other options beyond a fundamentalist adherence to prohibition for dealing with drug use in the United States is cloaked in an arrogant denial of the human costs of the drug war and the possibility that ending it would lead to less, not more, death. The US, by some estimates now spends about $40 billion a year at home and abroad waging its war on drugs and has imprisoned currently up to 400,000 people on drug-related charges the vast majority of them nonviolent offenders.
Drugs, Race & the Gulag Industry Against The Current vol. 153 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Across the country corrections department officials and captains of the incarceration industry are in crisis. Though the nations over bloated prison system is far from breaking, the halcyon days of proliferating maximum security units and juvenile detention centers appear nearly at an end. Prisons are bursting at the seams and states, reaping the backlash of years of neoliberal tax cuts, have no money to fix the problem with another round of construction.
Drugs Won't Cure Common Colds and Flu Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A booklet (French or English) that simply and graphically describes what are, and how one contracts common colds and influenza.
Du Bois, W. E. B. Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor. (1868-1963).
Dual power Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A concept first articulated in an article by Lenin, "The Dual Power," (dvoevlastie) which described a situation in the wake of the February Revolution in which two powers, the workers councils (or Soviets, particularly the Petrograd Soviet) and the official state apparatus of the Provisional Government coexisted with each other and competed for legitimacy.
Dual Power or Populist Theater? Mexico's Two Governments Against The Current vol. 125 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 The Mexican Electoral Tribunal recognized Felipe Calderón as president-elect, while a massive National Democratic Convention has proclaimed Andrés Manuel López Obrador to be the legitimate president of Mexico.He is now creating an alternative government, and says he will call a constituent assembly that will write a new constitution. What is happening here? Is this a radical fight for reforms? A potentially revolutionary movement? Or a spectacular piece of populist theater?
Dubai Labor Fighting Back Vs. Indentured Globalization Against The Current vol. 132 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 October, 2007 saw the government of the United Arab Emirates halfway through a humane immigration amnesty which, in turn, paved the way for a clampdown on labor. In November a huge strike wave erupted, culminating in pitched battles between militant laborers and Dubai police.
Dublin Lockout Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article a major industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers which took place in Ireland's capital city of Dublin from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914.
Duckworth, Muriel Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada Resource Type: Article Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
Duckworth, Muriel Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
Dumont, Gabriel Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Métis leader in what is now western Canada. (1837-1906).
Dumont, Gabriel Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Métis leader in what is now western Canada. (1837-1906).
Dunayevskaya, Raya Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Founder of the philosophy of Marxist Humanism. (1910-1987).
Dürr, Hans-Peter Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Physicist and peace activist. (Born 1929).
Düstere Aussichten Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Ist es schon zu spät? Wir wissen, dass bereits vieles verloren ist. Aber wir können nicht wissen, ob bereits alles verloren ist. Man kann im voraus nicht wissen, was eine gemeinsame Aktion alles bewirken kann. Wir befinden uns in der Lage von Eltern, die bereits ein Kind verloren haben, und die sich jetzt überlegen müssen, ob sie für ihre anderen Kinder kämpfen wollen, die in Gefahr aber noch am Leben sind.
Dutch resistance Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Dutch resistance to the Nazi occupation during World War II.
Dutschke, Rudi Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. (1940-1979).
A Duty of Honour Against Capital Punishment Resource Type: Article First Published: 1918 The existing penal system, which is permeated through and through with the brutal class spirit and barbarism of capitalism, must be extirpated root and branch.
Dwindling Fish Catch Could Leave a Billion Hungry Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Fish catches are expected to decline dramatically in the world's tropical regions because of climate change, but may increase in the north, said a new study published Thursday. This mega-shift in ocean productivity from south to north over the next three to four decades will leave those most reliant on fish for both food and income high and dry.
The Earth Grabbers Fighting the Minerals-Petroleum-Coal Complex Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Climate justice means that the Minerals-Energy Complex will have to take the same course as apartheid.
Earth's Life Support Systems Failing Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The world has failed to slow the accelerating extinction crisis despite 17 years of national and international efforts since the great hopes raised at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
The East India Company - Its History and Results Resource Type: Article First Published: 1853 Thus the British Government has been fighting, under the Company#s name, for two centuries, till at last the natural limits of India were reached. We understand now, why during ail this time all parties in England have connived in silence, even those which had resolved to become the loudest with their hypocritical peace-cant, after the arrondissement of the one Indian Empire should have been completed. Firstly, of course, they had to get it, in order to subject it afterward to their sharp philanthropy.
East Timor Comments On the Occasion of the Forthcoming APEC Summit Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 In light of the atrocities of the situation in East Timor and the pending APEC conference, Chomsky calls attention to the need to address the issue and to use the conference as an immediate opportunity to do so.
East Timor and Indonesia's Political Explosion Against The Current vol. 83 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 As we go to press at the end of October, the 700-member Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR, the national parliament) meeting in Jakarta reached some historic decisions. In a seventy-two-hour period (October 19-21), the assembly rejected an "accountability" speech by President Habibie (who immediately withdrew his name for president); formally endorsed the August 30 referendum in East Timor, thus relinquishing its national claim to the territory; elected Muslim leader and supporter of reform Abdurrahman Wahid (popularly known as "Gus Dur") as the country's new president; and elected popular leader of the poor and students Megawati Sukarnoputri as the new vice-president.
East Timor Questions & Answers Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 In Q&A format, Noam Chomsky discusses some of the major issues surrounding the critical situation in East Timor.
East Timor Restrospective Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Noam Chomsky describes the developments of the East Timor crisis and how the international community could have put an end to it much earlier.
Easter Rising Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916.
Eastern Exposure Misrepresenting the Peace Process Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 Noam Chomsky examines and praises Norman Finkelstein's study of the difference between the image and reality of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Eat Pray Love Strike The Law of the Bargaining Table Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 We admire underdogs, yet we do not rejoice when underdogs go on strike against corporate fat cats. We admire hard-workers, yet we do not embrace those who are, arguably, the hardest-workers among us#the stoop laborers who pick our lettuce and strawberries.
Eavesdropping on the Planet The Inalienable Right to Snoop? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Like a mammoth vacuum cleaner in the sky, the National Security Agency (NSA) sucks it all up: home phone, office phone, cellular phone, email, fax, telex satellite transmissions, fiber-optic communications traffic, microwave links voice, text, images captured by satellites continuously orbiting the earth, then processed by high-powered computers if it runs on electromagnetic energy, NSA is there, with high high tech. Twenty-four hours a day. Perhaps billions of messages sucked up each day. No one escapes. Not presidents, prime ministers, the UN Secretary-General, the pope, the Queen of England, embassies, transnational corporation CEOs, friend, foe, your Aunt Lena
Echo Platoon Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Echo and other platoons like it are grim yardsticks for measuring the desperation in which a military under immense strain is now operating. Looking up at that military from Echo's airless limbo, from a world of soldiers who have fallen through the cracks of a system under great stress, you can see just how devastating America's two ongoing wars have been for the military itself. The walking wounded, the troubled, and the broken are now being pressured to reenter the fray.
Ecofeminism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A social and political movement which points to the existence of considerable common ground between environmentalism and feminism.
The ecological benefits of Marijuana Resource Type: Article The decriminalization of cannabis would not only have important medicinal implications, but also positive economic consequences and largescale environmental benefits
Ecology and Social Action Resource Type: Article First Published: 1973 That there is an important connection between ecology and social action is now self-evident. There seems little reason to doubt that there is some connection between what ecology tells us about the degraded quality of life and the social action needed to improve it.
Ecology Watch Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 Poverty has been identified as a major cause of environmental degradation
The Economic Crisis in Fact and Fiction Paul Mattick Jr. with John Clegg and Aaron Benanav Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 An interview with Paul Mattick Jr., the author of Business as Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Future of Capitalism.
Economic reality and dialectics of liberation Resource Type: Article First Published: 1968 To work out a NEW relationship between theory and practice, a methodology is needed which is independent of existing state powers but rather flows from THE greatest "energizing principle" # the mass quest for universality, the Third World fight for freedom, TOTAL freedom, [which] refuses to subordinate the fight against class structure WITHIN a country to any "two camp theory" as if the struggle between the "East" and the "West" is the one that will liberate "The Wretched of the Earth."
Economics and the Communist Manifesto -- Part 2 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 The relations of production have not been revolutionized by computers and lean production any more than they were overturned by the assembly line, the automobile, or the telephone: the owners still own, we still work for a wage.
The Economics of Alcohol in Canada Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 A paper written in response to the growing concern about the increasing abuse of alcohol in Canada shows the direct relation between consumption and advertising.
The Economics of Injustice Poverty Resource Type: Article First Published: 1975 Various aspects of poverty in Canada, the guaranteed income plan & social justice.
Economics of the War Economy Resource Type: Article First Published: 1959 Ever since Lord Keynes# dictum that wars#like pyramid-building and earthquakes#may serve to increase wealth, it has been increasingly recognized that war and preparation for war are necessary aspects of the prevailing economy and a condition of its proper functioning.
The Economics of War and Peace Resource Type: Article First Published: 1956 Wars, like crises, are inherent in uncontrolled capital accumulation even though their actual occurrence in time is not predictable.
The Economy After A Half Century Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The object here is to evaluate the current state of the Cuban economy, but for this no insightful perspective is possible without considering its performance historically, especially over the last sixty years and most especially over the half century since the triumph of the Revolution.
Ecuador 1960-1963 A Textbook of Dirty Tricks Resource Type: Article Published: 1995 An account of the CIA-backed coups in Ecuador of 1960-1963.
Ecuador: Left Turn? Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 On April 26, 2009, Rafael Correa won re-election to the Ecuadorian presidency with an absolute majority of the vote. He gained broad popular appeal through a combination of nationalist rhetoric and increased social spending on education and health care. The victory cemented Correas control over the country as the old political establishment appeared to be in complete collapse.
Ecuador's Indigenous Socialism Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 For several decades now, national elites in Latin America have accused the left of acting as a ventriloquist for indigenous movements: allowing Native leaders to speak, but pulling the strings behind them.
Ecumenical Consultation on the Problems of Quebec Abstracted from Oecumenisme/Ecumenism No. 46 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Summary of a bilingual multi-denominational, and multi-cultural event sponsored by the Montreal Ecumenical Centre.
Edelman, Marek Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Jewish-Polish political and social activist and cardiologist. (1919-2009).
J. David Edelstein Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 J. David Edelstein, an ardent socialist all his life, died July 20, 2009 in Syracuse, NY at age 90. Dave was an at-large member of Solidarity and supporter of the Socialist Party USA; his life in the socialist movement dated back to the Workers Party and Independent Socialist League of the 1940s and 1950s.
Educate, agitate, occupy! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 An account of the occupation Visteon factory in Enfield, London.
Educating Kids for Jobs for the 21st Century Resource Type: Article We distribute jobs by social class. If we #qualify# all students with a college degree, then 100% of students will be competing for the 22% of jobs requiring college degrees. The answer here is not to push more kids in to college but pay better salaries to those jobs not requiring college.
Education for Change: Henry Giroux and Transformative Critical Pedagogy Against The Current vol. 83 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 These are difficult times for teachers in U.S. public schools. The increasing size of schools, chronic underfunding of schools serving working-class students (especially students of color), work overload, school violence, professional isolation and the deskilling and devaluing of teachers' work have led to rising rates of teacher burnout in recent decades. The average career trajectory of a teacher in the United States is about five years.
Education gap divides Jerusalem Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 A recent report by an Israeli non-governmental organisation says 5,000 Palestinian children in East Jerusalem will not be able to attend classes this year because there are not enough classrooms.
An Education in Occupy Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Two months earlier, I had been sitting in class listening to an ILWU member talk about Export Grain Terminals (EGT) union-busting tactics in Longview, WA. Great, I thought, but how can I help from the campus of a little college in Moraga, California?
Education Over Incarceration Against The Current vol. 153 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 In cities across America, young men from low-income communities are ending up in prison more than they are making it to college at the rate of seven to one. And during the nations protracted economic slump and high rate of unemployment, especially among African Americans and Latino Americans, we can expect that ratio to grow.
Edward Said, Orientalism Reviewed by Malcolm Kerr Resource Type: Article First Published: 1980 The book contains many excellent sections and scores many telling points, but it is spoiled by overzealous prosecutorial argument in which Professor Said, in his eagerness to spin too large a web, leaps at conclusions and tries to throw everything but the kitchen sink into a preconceived frame of analysis. In charging the entire tradition of European and American Oriental studies with the sins of reductionism and caricature, he commits precisely the same error.
Edward Snowden: Profile in Courage Whistleblowing in the Name of the Constitution Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 29-year-old former technical assistant to the CIA and employee of a defense intelligence contractor admitting to disclosing top secret documents about the National Security Agencys massive violation of the privacy of law-abiding citizens.
Edward Thompson's Warrens On the transition to socialism and its relation to current left mobilizations Resource Type: Article Published: 2002
Edwards, Henrietta Muir Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada Resource Type: Article Canadian women#s rights activist and reformer. (1849-1931).
Effective Media Relations Nurturing your relationships with reporters Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Our relationships with journalists need to be maintained over time in order to be fruitful.
Effective Media Relations Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Media relations is human relations. Journalism is about telling compelling stories about people and their lives.
Egypt and Beyond Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 An interview with Gilbert Achcar. Gilbert Achcar, who grew up in Lebanon, is professor of development studies and international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, and author most recently of The Arabs and the Holocaust: the Arab-Israeli War of Narratives.
Egypt: Death throes of a dictatorship Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Fisk joins protesters atop a Cairo tank as the army shows signs of backing the people against Mubarak's regime.
Egypt Shakes the World Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Suzi Weissman interviewed Yoav Peled and Mark LeVine on her program Beneath the Surface, KPFK Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles, on February 11, 2010. The following are edited excerpts from those discussions. Thanks to Meleiza Figueroa for transcribing.
Egyptian Labor Erupting Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 In April 2009, a familiar scenario was repeated, as Egyptian president Hosni Mubaraks police apparatus assaulted planned demonstrations and a Mahalla textile workers strike. A year earlier, many activists and ordinary people from Mahalla received sentences in politically charged criminal trials for planning the April 6th strike in 2008.
The Egyptian Uprising in the American Media Obscuring the Obvious Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 It is no wonder that most Americans are hopelessly in the dark. Middle East news in the mainstream is constructed so that people remain in a perpetual state of confusion and fear.
Egypt's Aunt Peaceful Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Ghada Shahbender knows the Egyptian Revolution Didn´t Start in January 2011, because she was there seven years ago reminding the government ¨We Are Watching¨
Egypt's Long Labor History Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The Egyptian working class is one of the oldest in the region, with a long history of internationalist solidarity. Egyptian loading and longshoremen workers in 1947, for example, boycotted the Dutch ship in Canal Suez in solidarity with the Indonesian peoples independence struggle. The union of the workers issued a statement against colonialism in general. They did not allow the ship to service or go through the Canal despite the resistance and efforts made by English and French administrators.
Egypt's Year of Revolution Against The Current vol. 158 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 An interview with Carl Finamore, who went on a reporting trip to Egypt for ten days in 2011.
Egziabher, Tewolde Berhan Gebre Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Ethiopian advocate for genetic diversity and the rights of farmers and tradiational communities.
The Eight Best Books for Publicity Seekers Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 For those of you pursuing and perfecting the fine art of getting publicity, here's a list of books you can't live without.
Eight-Hour Day at the Party Congress Resource Type: Article First Published: 1899 The legal eight-hour day is one of the demands on our minimal program. i.e., it is the very least minimum of social reform which we, as representatives of the workers interests, must demand and expect from the present state. The fragmentation of even these minimal demands into still smaller morsels goes against all our tactics.
863-AIDS Working at the AIDS Hotline Resource Type: Article First Published: 1986 An account of working on an HIV-aids helpline in San Francisco.
Eight Years Later A Comparison of the National Strategy on Child Care with the Report of the Canadian Commission for the International Year of the Child Resource Type: Article First Published: 1988
1810, 1910, 2010 and Mexican Labor Against The Current vol. 149 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In the midst of a deep depression, an ongoing crisis of legitimacy and a brutal internal war amongst the different fractions of the drug cartel/state complex, Mexico is celebrating its two great revolutions, the Revolution of Independence (1810) and the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920).
Eine andere Art von Demokratie Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Wie können wir uns eine neue freie und kooperative Gesellschaft ausmalen, wenn wir doch in einer Welt gefangen sind, die von Gier und Engstirnigkeit geprägt ist?
Eine Stimme für die Demokratie Resource Type: Article First Published: 1986 In vielen Konsensgruppen findet man ein immer wiederkehrendes Muster: Einige wenige haben das Sagen, während der Rest schweigt. Diejenigen, die einen Job oder Kinder haben oder einfach keine Meeting-Junkies sind, gehen frühzeitig. Die Gruppe fällt auseinander und die Übriggebliebenen zwingen ihr wunderbares Modell der nächsten Gruppe auf.
Einstein's 1905 Revolution: New Physics, New Century Against The Current vol. 116 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Albert Einstein hardly needs an introduction. A popular culture icon, his name, his disheveled appearance in late life, his theory of relativity are synonymous with genius. It may be hard to imagine a physicist as a popular culture icon, Time's Person of the Century (for heaven's sake); yet no other figure of the 20th Century comes to my mind, with the possible exception of Picasso, whose legacy is so indisputable as to qualify for the position of something so improbable as Person of the Century.
Either Or Resource Type: Article First Published: 1916 It is a question of either-or! Either we nakedly and shamelessly betray the International or we take the International in deadly seriousness and attempt to extend it into a firm stronghold, a bulwark, of the international socialist proletariat and of world peace.
El Salvador Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989
El Salvador People in Struggle Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989
El Salvador's New War: Lesbian/Gay Activism Confronts Social Cleansing Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Queer activism and visibility are on the rise in El Salvador and throughout Latin America, coupled with an alarming increase in repression against queers and queer activists. In May of this year, Karla, a seventeen-year-old transvestite active in El Salvadors gay rights movement, was abducted off the street and assassinated death-squad style.
The Election, Economy, War, and Peace Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Chomsky points out that the Democratic triumph in the 2008 election was indeed historic, but also relatively slight. He explores the factors that played a role in preventing a landslide victory for President Obama.
Elections 2000 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Chomsky reviews the details of the 2000 elections and reveals the tendency of dysfunction in democratic electoral models.
Elections and Regime Crisis Against The Current vol. 124 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Will the Democrats "regain control of Congress"? Will Joseph Lieberman change parties? Will Hillary Clinton be the Democratic frontrunner for 2008? How much does any of this matter?
Elections & the Democrats Against The Current vol. 112 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Revolutionary socialist political strategy is based on the fundamental idea of working class self-emancipation. This means that working people and the oppressed can generate the power they need to change the world only through collective self-mobilization and class self-organization.
Elections in the Southern Cone Against The Current vol. 85 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 During the last three months of 1999, presidential elections took place in the three southernmost countries of the Latin American continent.
The Elections to the National Assembly Resource Type: Article First Published: 1918 The great confrontation between capital and labour will determine the course of future history and, in its final result, admits of no other decision than the destruction of capitalist rule and the triumph of socialism.
Electoral Reform: Do the right thing Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The Chartist goal of a representative parliament and majority govermment is still sadly unrealised.
Electoral reform will give us a voice Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 The democratic case for electoral reform is fundamental, and to attack it as somehow a 'right wing' issue is a betrayal of the radical democratic tradition.
The Elephant in the Room Against The Current vol. 136 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Much of the world is fascinated by the U.S. presidential election. The main reason is that the country may be ready to do something that most developed countries wouldnt consider: electing a representative from an oppressed minority as head of government or state. (Try to imagine an Arab citizen of Israel or France as either countrys prime minister or president; or a British prime minister of South Asian descent.)
Eliizabeth Kolbert's Field Notes from a Catastrophe Against The Current vol. 125 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Floods in normally drought-stricken eastern India have killed hundreds and left 1.5 million homeless this summer. Closer to home, a record-setting heat wave this June killed 225 in the United States, breaking thousands of local temperature records and sending the mercury above 104 degrees as far north as North Dakota.
Elissa Karg Chacker, 1951-2008 Against The Current vol. 135 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Elissa Karg Chacker, a longtime member of Solidarity and previously the International Socialists (IS) in Detroit, died Sunday, May 11 from injuries suffered in an accident a week earlier. Riding her bicycle home after a Solidarity meeting, she was struck by a car and never regained consciousness. Her daughters Sasha and Nina stayed with her in the hospital, where many comrades and friends maintained a vigil throughout the week.
Ellsberg, Daniel Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Peace campaigner. (Born 1931).
Emerging Co-operatives in Ontario Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 Summary of information collected after visiting over 600 co-operative groups in Ontario.
The Emerging Progressive Majority Introduction to 'Framing the Future' Resource Type: Article A large group of Americans favor both progressive policy and conservative philosophy. As a result, they may side with either progressives or conservatives, depending on how a political question is framed.
Emma Goldman: Voice of a Rebel Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Emma Goldman's name for many is synonymous with Anarchism. Indeed, as we can see in the first two volumes of the Documentary History of the American Years from the Emma Goldman Papers Project, now out in a welcome paperback edition, she did much to define anarchism to Americans.
The Emperors New Penis The Same Sexual Threats, the Same Silence for Women Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Right now the gender fundamentalists are doing their best to shut down dialogue. Theyve damaged booksbooks that dont even mention their concernpressured bookstores, and silenced speakers scheduled at universities. It should come as no surprise that they are using the final tactics of all fundamentalists: bullying, threats, assault. And theyve done this with increasing frequency and intensity. How long does it take to see the pattern?
The Empire and Ourselves Resource Type: Article First Published: 1986 Chomsky begins by asking why America's interest in a nation occurs when it does: why discuss Central America now and not 10 years ago? And why the concern with Central America over Haiti? He continues by exploring several instances in which the reasons of US involvement seem to be rooted in self-interest as opposed to strictly regional needs.
Empire Building, the Debt Ceiling, the Budget Deficit, and the Samson Solution Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Raising the debt ceiling allows the State to keep borrowing and pay its billionaire creditors.Financing the budget deficit requires borrowing, which involves the sale hundreds of billions of dollars worth of US government bonds through Wall Street but at a cost to the taxpayer. The common denominator is that the entire edifice of finance capital and all of its support structures depend on debt financing by the State. By borrowing and then taxing its citizens the Treasury extracts wealth from the vast majority of Americans.
An Empire of Lies Why Our Media Betray Us Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Contrary to its avowed aim, mainstream journalism invariably diminishes the impact of new events when they threaten powerful elites.
Empire of Lies and Torture Against The Current vol. 111 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The prohibition of torture in international conventions is absolute. There are no exceptions for so-called "ticking bombs," for "high-value terrorists" or "illegal enemy combatants" or similar improvised fictionsor for extraterritorial prison camps (Guantanamo) where the jailers exercise absolute power but somehow disclaim the legal responsibilities of "sovereignty."
Empire, Religion and Liberation Against The Current vol. 135 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 At least 10 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Sunday by Israeli fire, todays New York Times reports as I write this review, bringing the number of Palestinians killed since Wednesday to more than 100. One Palestinian in Gaza laments, There is an attack every five or ten minutes. It keeps our nerves on edge and our senses strained. There is so much rage at what is happening; especially the scenes of murdered children and babies. According to the Israeli human-rights group, BTselem, approximately half of the dead were unarmed civilians, and a quarter were children.
The Empires Shill The Real Mission of the New York Times Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013
Empty Lectures About the Sanctity of the Rule of Law Washington Has No Sense of Shame Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 US is threatening Hong Kong, China, Russia and now little Ecuador with all manner of reprisals if they dont respect the rule of law and hand over whistleblower Edward Snowden to the US national security apparatus.
Encyclopédie Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A general encyclopedia published in France between 1751 and 1772
The End of Capitalism? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 For all those who wish to see a different world, this moment is dripping with opportunity because the old order is crumbling before our eyes.
The End of Gay? Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Gay identity is destined for oblivion once homophobia is overturned.
The End of Guzzlemainia Against The Current vol. 111 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 "The world will soon start to run out of conventionally produced, cheap oil. If we manage somehow to overcome the shock by shifting the burden to coal and natural gas, the two other primary fossil fuels, life may go on more or less as it has been until we start to run out of all fossil fuels by the end of this century. And by the time we have burned up all that fuel, we may well have rendered the planet unfit for human life. Even if human life does go on, civilization as we know it will not survive, unless we can find a way to live without fossil fuels."
The End of (Military) History? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 If any overarching conclusion emerges from the Afghan and Iraq Wars (and from their Israeli equivalents), it#s this: victory is a chimera. Counting on today#s enemy to yield in the face of superior force makes about as much sense as buying lottery tickets to pay the mortgage: you better be really lucky.
The End of the Leaderless Revolution A Global Fallacy and the Military Intervention in Egypt Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 When movements dont have (or claim not to have) ideologies, agendas, demands and leaders, they can go in two directions: they can dissipate (as did Occupy), or serve the agendas of others. The end of the leaderless revolution does not mean the end of the Egyptian revolutionary process. But it spells the end of the fallacy that the people can take power without an agenda, an alternative platform, an ideology, and leaders.
The End of the Regime? Against The Current vol. 125 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 The Permanent Detention and Torture Enabling Act of 2006 was the final obscene gesture of a dying Congressional session. (Actually, make that next-to-last: They topped it off with the billion-dollar appropriation to double-fence the Mexican border, even though this means humiliating Bushs own pals in Mexico, the right-wing politicians whom he helped steal the Mexican election. Thats another crisis we cover elsewhere in this issue.)
End the Prison-Industrial Complex, Now! A Moral and Political Crime Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 In both political and moral terms, ending this prison industrial complex system is an imperative. As in the 1950s and 1960s, we must organize, mobilize and go into the streets. The existing system is the problem, not the solution.
Ending Poverty As We Know It Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The phenomenon of local living wage campaigns sweeping the country is one of the few causes for celebration in American politics. Led by unions, community organizations and religious groups, Americans are demanding that their local tax dollars fund jobs that pay a living wage.
Endless War: The Suicide Of The United States Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Soldiers are returning from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan destroyed mentally, spiritually, and psychologically, to a general population that is, mostly, willfully ignorant of the occupations and the soldiers participating in them. Troops face a Department of Veterans Affairs that is either unwilling or unable to help them with their physical and psychological wounds, and they are left to fend for themselves.
The Enemy of Nature Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Images of the rapidly melting polar icecaps, the receding snows of Mount Kilimanjaro and human suffering at the hands of ever more violent storms all over the world occupy central places in our present-day collective culture.
The Enemy That Barely Exists Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Al-Qaida has proved so elusive and difficult to eliminate mainly because it has never existed in the form that governments and intelligence agencies pretend.
Energy: The Fleecing of California Against The Current vol. 91 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 The root of the electrical power crisis in California lies in the 1996 deregulation of the industry by the state government, approved unanimously by both Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and signed by Republican then-governor Pete Wilson.
Engels, Friedrich Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article German author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of communist theory, alongside Karl Marx. (1820-1895).
Engendered Surgery: Women Surgeons Reveal their Experiences Against The Current vol. 121 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 In her talk at Harvard in April 2005, the feminist scientist Evelyn Fox Keller pointed to a distinction she was and is careful to make between garden variety discrimination and what she sees as the larger underlying issue: the way society constructs ideas of masculinity, femininity and science, and how these ideas overlapor don't.
England's 17th Century Revolution A Review of Francois Guizot's 1850 pamphlet Pourquoi la revolution d'Angleterre a-t-elle reussi? Resource Type: Article First Published: 1850 For Guizot, English history ends with the consolidation of the constitutional monarchy. For him, everything that follows is limited to a pleasant alternating game between Tories and Whigs. In reality, however, the consolidation of the constitutional monarchy is only the beginning of the magnificent development and transformation of bourgeois society in England. Where M. Guizot sees only gentle calm and idyllic peace, in reality the most violent conflicts and the most penetrating revolutions are taking place.
The English Revolution Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The period of the English Civil Wars and Commonwealth period 1640-1660, in which Parliament challenged King Charles I's authority, engaged in civil conflict against his forces, and executed him in 1649.
Enhance your image in novel ways Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 Soft marketing supports and image enhancement strategies require as much consideration as any other portion of your marketing plan.
The Enlightenment Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A term used to describe a time in Western philosophy and cultural life, centered upon the eighteenth century.
The Enthronment of Illogic Daring to Know Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 It is not that the average U.S. citizen is incapable of critical thinking, but that there is little incentive to exercise it. He is suppressed, blocked from the free exercise of his principles and values.
Environmental journalism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The collection, verification, production, distribution and exhibition of information regarding current events, trends, issues and people that are associated with the non-human world with which humans necessarily interact.
Environmental movement Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Term that includes the conservation and green movements, is a diverse scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues.
Environmental Noise The Invisible Pollutant Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 The invisible pollutant of environmental noise can be tamed.
Environmental Noise Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 This booklet deals with environmental noise -- for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds.
Envisioning Economic Justice Against The Current vol. 130 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 The organizers of the U.S. Social Forum must be commended for making possible this political happening with its 900 workshops. The USSF has succeeded in bringing together activists from many diverse sectors working for global justice thereby contributing to the strengthening of the entire movement.
Epilogue to Underground to Palestine Resource Type: Article First Published: 1946 Published: 1978 The epilogue to I.F. Stone's first-hand account of the movement of European Jews to Palestine in 1946.
Equal Access to Our Parks for Bulldozer Racing Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Tthere have been some problems, such as some people riding recklessly, going off the designated trails, and even secretly constructing illegal trails. But those are a small minority of bulldozer riders. You shouldn't allow a small minority to give the majority of us bulldozer racers, who ride responsibly, a bad name. Why should we be punished, just because of them, and be forced to walk, just like everybody else?
Equiano, Olaudah Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article African former slave involved in the British movement for the abolition of the slave trade. (1745-1797).
Erasmus, Georges Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Canadian Aboriginal politician, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations from 1985 to 1991. (Born 1948).
Erfurt Program Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Program was adopted by the Social Democratic Party of Germany during the SPD congress at Erfurt in 1891.
The Erfurt Program Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands Resource Type: Article First Published: 1891 Program of Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands.
Ernest Mandel's Legacy Against The Current vol. 93 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Ernest Mandel was perhaps the best known revolutionary Marxist of the second half of the twentieth century. As an activist and leader of the Fourth International for most of his adult life, Mandel became the living vessel of post-war Trotskyism. Noted for his intellectual versatility, Mandel ventured into the fields of economics, political theory, history, even literary criticism.
The ethical work of Karl Marx Resource Type: Article First Published: 1982 If ethics is taken to be, on the one hand, the negation of bourgeois ideology and morality and, on the other, as the intellectual and practical anticipation of the humanist values which are to govern relations among individuals in a world community freed from today#s dominant alienating institutions (economic, political, ideological, etc.), then the work of Karl Marx may consequently be understood as an ethical act.
Ethiopian Migrants Victimized in Saudi Arabia Racism and Hate Running Through the Streets Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The recent appalling events in Saudi Arabia have brought thousands of impassioned Ethiopians living inside the country and overseas onto the streets. This powerful worldwide action presents a tremendous opportunity for the people to unite, to demand their rights through peaceful demonstrations and to call with one voice for change.
Ethnic Cleansing of Invented People Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Once we connect the dots it is not hard to see that the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is only a small part of the Israeli Palestinian issue. The greater issue is the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine by the Zionist state. The way forward for Israelis and Palestinians alike is to oppose the ethnic cleansing by opposing all its manifestations.
Ethnic Cleansing: Palestine Reality Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 While the term ethnic cleansing has come into use only very recently, the act that it describes, namely the forcible expulsion of one or more ethnic groups from a region, has been practiced for millennia.
Ethnic Conflicts in Nicaragua Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 WITH LITTLE INTERNATIONAL notice, the winds of war are picking up on the eastern seaboard of Nicaragua. This time, however, it will not be a clear class-warfare case with a popular revolution struggling against an imperial behemoth. Rather, the Croat-Serb-Muslim model may be a better metaphor. Over the past decade we have watched the situation change from the hopeful vision of a multiethnic autonomous society to today's mixture of ethnic typecasting and cynical manipulations by the neoliberal...
Ethnic Nationalism Versus Common Sense Response to a Zionist Book Review Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Picture this. On the one hand, you have a bunch of people living in Palestine. Their fathers and grandfathers and great-grandfathers most likely lived there too. They make their living there; they make their lives there. From far away appear some Europeans -- European Jews. They declare their intention to establish a state controlled by those who are, on some definition or other, ethnically Jewish. This will be a sovereign state, holding the power of life and death over all non-Jews within its borders, and those borders are intended eventually to comprise all of Palestine.
Eugene Genovese (1930-2012) - obituary Against The Current vol. 162 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 After his death last year at the age of 82, most obituaries of Eugene Genovese the historian of American slavery whose masterpiece, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made, was published in 1974 stated that he traveled from left to right, from Marxism to conservatism.
Eurocentric Anti-Eurocentrism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 What so puzzling about anti-Eurocentric histories, especially the histories of capitalism is that, without exception, they are based on the most Eurocentric -- not to mention bourgeois -- assumptions.
European Social failure? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The sixth European Social Forum in Istanbul left something to be desired
European Social Forum Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An annual conference held by members of the alter-globalization movement (also known as the Global Justice Movement) which aims to allow social movements, trade unions, NGOs, refugees, peace and anti-imperial groups, anti-racist movements, environmental movements, networks of the excluded and community campaigns from Europe and the world to come together and discuss themes linked to major European and global issues.
Europe's New Road to Serfdom Trichet Threatens Greece with Iron Heel Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The conditios for Greece's new loan package is that Greece must initiate a class war by raising its taxes, lowering its social spending and even private-sector pensions and sell off public land, tourist sites, islands, ports, water and sewer facilities. This will raise the cost of living and doing business, eroding the nations already limited export competitiveness. The bankers sanctimoniously depict this as a rescue of Greek finances.
Evans, Arthur Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Socialist, trade unionist. (1890-1944).
Evers, Medgar Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article African American civil rights activist from Mississippi, murdered in 1963. (1925-1963).
Every Crook Can Govern Prison Rebellions as a Window to the New World Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 In their self-organization, the hunger strikers have begun to rupture structures of segregation.
Every Woman for Herself Against The Current vol. 144 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Factory Girls shows the reader what its like to live inside the largest human migration in history. It feels, apparently, pretty lonely. Leslie Changs subjects are the young women whove left tiny farms throughout China for a chance at making money in the big city. Their lesson and mantra is that each person can depend only on herself. The easiest thing in the world was to lose touch with someone, Chang notes.
Everything's on the Line at AAM Against The Current vol. 134 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The strike of 3,600 UAW-represented workers at American Axle and Manufacturing plants in Michigan and New York has forced the idling of more than 40,000 workers in 30 GM plants and shut down a number of parts plants throughout North America. Eighty percent of AAMs axles, chassis components and forged products are shipped to General Motors, but AAM also produces parts for other automakers, including Chrysler and Toyota.
Evidence and Evolution: A Controversial Theory Against The Current vol. 121 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 The importance of evolutionary theory for biology can hardly be overstated. An oft-quoted remark by the geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky captures this: "Nothing in Biology makes sense except in the light of evolution." The applications of geneticsthe foundation of evolutionary theoryare widespread and profound in technology as well as basic biology.
Evidence from the Archives Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 The Trotskyists' reformist course, their legalism, their "conscious refusal to seek support in the growing workers' movement" significantly "weakened the effectiveness of the 'bolshevik-leninists' and disoriented potential adherents."
The Evil of Humanitarian Wars Iraq, Libya, Syria: We have no right to play God Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The Wests duty is not to intervene more but to intervene far less. We already massively arm tyrannies such as those in the Gulf so that they can protect the oil that we consider our birthright; we offer military, financial and diplomatic cover for Israels continuing oppression of millions of Palestinians, a major cause of political instability in the Middle East; and we quietly support the Egyptian military, which is currently trying to reverse last years revolutionary gains.
The Evil of the Lesser Evil Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Lesser-evilism as a progressive strategy has succeeded -- succeeded in making American politics progressively more and more right-wing.
Evil Takes the High Road Wrapping a Policy of Global Domination in the American Flag Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 No heavens for those who live in one of the Muslim countries in which the United States is waging its preemptive global war on terrorism.
Evil Traffickers and Innocent Children? It's Not So Simple Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 One of the most pressing reasons why teenagers like Adri need to migrate for work is because theres no other way for them or their families to access the money that is essential to life in any capitalist economy.
Evolution not "Reinvention: Manning Marable's Malcolm X Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Manning Marable's final book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, is a serious political biography of one of the most historic figures of the African-American community. Marables interpretation of papers provided by Malcolms family estate, along with files from the FBI, New York City Police Department and new interviews from those who knew Malcolm and the Nation of Islam (NOI), add to our understandings and debates about Malcolms views and evolution.
Exile Islands, Then and Now Histories of Exploitation Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The increasing number of asylum seeker arrivals to Australia more than 15,000 in 2013 alone has become such an issue that in July former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took a new hardline stance, saying that no one arriving by boat would ever be allowed to settle there.
Expand your knowledge by getting advice from the experts! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Public opinion plays a key role in government spending decisions, and one of the most effective ways to influence public opinion is through the media. A single appearance on television, for example, gets your message across to tens of thousand of people.
Exploring Alternatives: Free Schools Resource Type: Article First Published: 1969 Since our schools and universities are unwilling to adopt basic, or even moderate, reform, the only way to achieve a worthwhile education is through free schools.
Exploring Imperial Pathologies Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The historical analysis of imperialism as a system of domination and subordination, of colonizer and colonized, of the developed world or global North over the underdeveloped global South, maintained for the benefit of the imperial center or metropol continues to evolve. Several recent studies focusing on the distortions, indeed the social and political pathologies inherent in the system, help to deepen our grasp of U.S. imperialism as something far greater and more complex than a system of economic and political relations.
Exploring the Roots of the Crisis Against The Current vol. 141 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 On several points there is general agreement among most, if not all, radical and revolutionary anti-capitalists and socialists regarding the current economic crisis.
The Export of Philippine Women Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Principles of social justice are clearly not served by applauding a system that prides itself in an increased GNP at the same time that it farms out its women to be servants of the world.
Exposing Israel's Most Dangerous Secret What's Really Going On at the Israeli Institute for Biological Research? Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Israel's preparations for biological and chemical warfare.
An Expression of the Facts Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 What the story of Darwin's long-forgotten masterpiece, and the continuing debate about its subject matter, tells us is that the scientific idea of the human is not simply an objective truth, but is shaped by wider issues such as the prevailing ideas of progress, notions of racial difference, and the understanding of the relationship between Man and Nature.
Expulsion of Germans after World War II Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article By the end of World War II, most of the German population fled or was expelled from areas outside the territory of post-war Germany and post-war Austria,
The Expulsion of the Germans Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 If the conscience of men ever again becomes sensitive, these expulsions will be remembered to the undying shame of all who committed or connived them... The Germans were expelled, not just with an absence of over-nice consideration, but with the very maximum of brutality.
"Exterminate all the Brutes": Gaza 2009 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Israel has a straightforward means to defend itself: put an end to its criminal actions in occupied territories, and accept the long-standing international consensus on a two-state settlement that has been blocked by the US and Israel for over 30 years, since the US first vetoed a Security Council resolution calling for a political settlement in these terms in 1976. The Arab League has gone even beyond the consensus, calling for full normalization of relations with Israel. Hamas has repeatedly called for a two-state settlement in terms of the international consensus. Iran and Hezbollah have made it clear that they will abide by any agreement that Palestinians accept.
L'Extraordinaire Myles Horton Resource Type: Article First Published: 1988 Myles Horton est le fondateur de l'école Highlander Folk School, un centre pour la formation en leadership au Tennessee. Highlander forme des organisateurs pour des syndicats, des organismes de droits civiques et des groupes de citoyens locaux. Dans cet entretien, Ellen Gould et Murray Dobbin parlent avec Horton pour découvrir ce que son expérience lui a enseigné au sujet de l'organisation pour le changement social.
The Extraordinary Myles Horton Resource Type: Article First Published: 1988 Myles Horton is the founder of the Highlander Folk School, a centre for leadership training in Tennessee. The Highlander trains organizers for unions, civil rights organizations and local citizens' groups. In this article, Ellen Gould and Murray Dobbin talk to Horton to find out what his experience has taught him about organizing for social change.
The extraordinary range of people using offshore hideaways Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Secret records obtained by ICIJ represent the biggest stockpile of inside information about the offshore system ever obtained by a media organisation, and lay bare an extraordinary range of people using offshore hideaways. The leaks illustrate how offshore financial secrecy has aggressively spread around the globe.
Extraordinary Violence at 500 Pearl Street The Sentencing of Jeremy Hammond Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 On Friday, November 15, 2013, extreme violence with malicious intent was meted out by Federal District Court Judge Loretta Preska in the sentencing phase of 28 year old hacktivist Jeremy Hammond before a chamber packed with friends, family, supporters and others.
Eye of the Storm Resource Type: Article Wind farms are provoking fierce opposition from an increasingly organised countryside lobby.
Eyes Like Blank Discs The Guardians Steven Poole On George Orwells Politics And The English Language Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Published: 2014 Pooles review of Orwell is itself a textbook example of the kind of alienated response described by Orwell, Fromm and Schmidt. Whereas Orwells essay is the work of an impassioned, outspoken individual opposing 'the machine society, Pooles article is the work of a corporate professional operating within the confines of an assigned ideology.
Eyes Wide Open Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The recent revelations, made possible by NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden, of the reach and scope of global surveillance practices have prompted a fundamental reexamination of the role of intelligence services in conducting coordinated cross-border surveillance.
Eyes With Legs Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace activists on the Freedom Flotilla. The U.S. never condemns these crimes because it#s Israel#s biggest supporter, and also because it does the same.
Eyewitness Chile: After 30 Years Against The Current vol. 108 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 When I returned to Chile for the first time in 32 years to attend a week-long seminar called Thirty Years -- Allende Lives! Popular Alternatives and the Socialist Perspective in Latin America, I found myself entering the chilling atmosphere of the world's first laboratory for militarily imposed economic neoliberalsm.
Fabricating Terror The Portland "Bomb" Plot Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Why does the FBI orchestrate fake terror plots? Could it be that the US government needs terrorist events in order to completely destroy the US Constitution?
Facebook Facts Finding Friends and Foes Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Unions and workers are making much use of the latest web fad: social networking sites. But are sites like Facebook really adding anything to our ability to organize? If yes, how, exactly? And where are the pitfalls in using online commercial sites for organizing?
Facing Down the Machine Mike Roselle Draws a Line Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Federal and state governments have long targeted the civil rights of environmentalists. In the mid-1980s swaths of new laws were passed that targeted the acts of direct action oriented environmental protests.
Facing Facts in Wisconsin Progressives and Workers Were Sold Out by Obama and the Democratic Party Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The time has long since come for labor and progressives to bolt the Democratic Party and coalesce around a new genuinely progressive, working peoples party.
Facing Fascism in Europe Against The Current vol. 84 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933, and the Nazis' rapid destruction of Germany's Social Democratic and Communist parties, shook the European left to its core. For many socialists and communists, the total defeat of two of the world's largest and best-organized workers' parties was grim evidence of the immediate need to set aside obstacles dividing them and to join together in the fight against fascism.
Facing Reality Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A radical left group in the United States which existed from about 1962 until 1970.
Facing Reality 45 Years Later Critical Dialogue with James/Lee/Chaulieu Resource Type: Article First Published: 2003 According to Goldner, "In 1958, Facing Reality was an important book, uncannily anticipatory of the historical period which would unfold over the following 15 years. Its main assertions are still being debated.... What I find most interesting in Facing Reality is not so much the answers it offers as the questions it asks. Those questions revolve around the role of the revolutionary Marxist party today.
Facing the Toyota "Pattern" Against The Current vol. 131 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Highly praised as a breakthrough in the mainstream and business press, the new United Auto Workers contract at General Motors is a stunning retreat for the union, threatening the existence of most high-paying production jobs throughout the U.S. auto industry. (Skilled trades face drastic downsizing through outsourcing and combining of the trades.)
Factivism and Other Fairytales from Bono The 'Inner Nerd' Gets It Wrong, Again Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 A rebuttal to U2 singer Bono's claims regarding the 'imminent eradication of extreme poverty'.
Factory Committees and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat Resource Type: Article First Published: 1975 It is a tragic fact, for which Leninists of all kinds (Stalinists, Trotskyists, Maoists, and the advocates of various theories of "state capitalism", i.e. International Socialists, Bordigists, "Marxist Humanists", etc.) must carry their full share of responsibility, that we know less today about the early weeks of Russian Revolution than we do, for instance, about the history of the Paris Commune.
Facts Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978
The Facts About Hamas and the War on Gaza Seeing Through the Lies Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The record shows that Hamas wanted to continue the ceasefire, but only on condition that Israel eases the blockade. Long before Hamas began the retaliatory rocket attacks on Israel, Palestinians were facing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza because of the blockade.
The Failure of the Working Class Resource Type: Article First Published: 1946 Capitalism cannot be annihilated by a change in the commanding persons; but only by the abolition of commanding. The real freedom of the workers consists in their direct mastery over the means of production. The essence of the future free world community is not that the working masses get enough food, but they direct their work themselves, collectively.
Fair Shares of Food Agriculture in an Age of Gadgets Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Concern over lagging production has prompted a search for technological tricks that might revolutionize food production.
Fair trade Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries and promote sustainability.
The Fallacy of "Community Control" Resource Type: Article First Published: 1971 The idea of community control which proceeds from a geographic definition of community contains the serious fallacy of assuming that any neighbourhood is or can becomes a community (of equals). This fallacy leads to the consequent, easily documented failure to achieve any fundational -- or even minor, for that matter -- social changes. The community control advocates themselves recognize the failures, but they do not understand the cause: the lack of class analysis upon which an adequate theory can be built to guide one's practice.
False consciousness Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The Marxist thesis that material and institutional processes in capitalist society are misleading to the proletariat, and to other classes.
False Freedom Online Censorship in the Middle East and North Africa Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 This report examines internet censorship policy and how theIinternet has transformed the accessibility of information mainly in the countries of Egypt, Iran, Syria, and Tunisia. When examining each country the following is considered: government policies on Internet access, theIinternet's role in affecting freedom of expression, restrictive laws and cases in which individuals have been detained for their online activities.
False Promises: A Review Resource Type: Article First Published: 1974 False Promises is a strange book. Despite a certain carelessness of presentation, I recommend it to all concerned with the working class for its extensive documentation of the working-class experience, at work, in the larger society, and in the unions. It is imbued with the conception that freedom is the fundamental quality of revolutionary change and it rejects the strangling doctrines and structures of the union movement and of the vanguard parties. Yet it cannot overcome a conception of working-class consciousness which reduces workers to victims and consciousness to verbalizations.
False Promises of Higher Education: More Graduates, Fewer Jobs Against The Current vol. 82 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Through a continual dose of propaganda from the establishment and its allies, the American people have been persuaded that obtaining at least a college education is not only necessary, but also provides working people with excellent opportunities to avoid low-wage work and chronic unemployment.
The false solutions of Rio+20 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Food production and people's sovereignty in Africa could be seriously compromised by carbon capture projects and the so-called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) mechanism.
Falsifying History and Ourselves: Anti-Democratic Propaganda in the Classroom Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Contrary to the views promoted by FHAO, the true facts about Germany during the Holocaust show that 1) working class Germans fought the Nazis; 2) anti-Semitism did not come from ordinary people; and 3) anti-Semitism was a weapon used by Germany's industrial and aristocratic elite to attack not only the Jewish minority but the entire working class.
A Family, A Tragedy, A Movement (book review) Against The Current vol. 155 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 This book is a gripping account of a fire and a shooting. Yet it is so much more. The lives of James and Annie Hickman, the tragic death of their four children, and James trial after shooting their landlord, form the center of Joe Allens book. But Allen constructs his narrative with the vivid stories of those who came together around the Hickman tragedy as his building blocks.
The Family As It Really Is Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 The result of the clash between denial and exaggeration is to divert attention from the constructive things we can do to build on the gains we've made in the expansion of personal options and minimize the losses associated with the decline in family stability, especially in the access of children to both parents.
Fanon, Frantz Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. (1925-1961).
Fantasy and the Counter-Culture Resource Type: Article First Published: 1972 The purpose of this article is to evaluate the usefulness of speculative fiction in our search for an alternative way of life.
Farewell to Andres Nin Resource Type: Article First Published: 1937 Farewell, my friend. Your great courageous life is left to us, full of work and action. Your terrible death is left to us as well. Like you, we must hold out to the bitter end so that socialism be free.
Farmers vs Coca-Cola in Water Wars Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 As India faces its worst drought in four decades, a dispute over water resources between farmers in the Kala Dera area of western Rajasthan state and a Coca-Cola bottling plant located there has sharpened.
Farming Under the Wall Stories of Palestinian Farmers in the West Bank Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The difficulties of Palestinian farmers as their lands are placed behind the Wall.
Farming Without Machines: A Revolutionary Agricultural Technology Resource Type: Article First Published: 1974 Published: 2012 Originally published in 1974, How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land than You Can Imagine1 remains a vital resource for farmers, agricultural researchers and planners, sustainability activists and home gardeners.
Fascism and Big Business (excerpt) Resource Type: Article First Published: 1938 Events have demonstrated with tragic clearness that the moment the working class allows the fascist wave to sweep over it, a long period of slavery and impotence begins - a long period during which socialist, even democratic, ideas are not merely erased from the pediments of public monuments and libraries but, what is much more serious, are rooted out of human minds. Events have proved that fascism physically destroys everything opposing its dictatorship, no matter how mildly, and that it creates a vacuum around itself and leaves a vacuum behind it.
Fascism and Socialism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1945 Fascism is not a product that is specifically Italian or specifically German. It is the specific product only of decaying capitalism, of the crisis of the capitalist system which has become a permanent one. It has a double origin in the determination of big business to revive the profit mechanism by exceptional measures and in the revolt of the pauperized and despairing middle classes.
Fascism Shall Not Pass Resource Type: Article First Published: 1936 On all fronts communists, anarchists, socialists and republicans are fighting shoulder to shoulder. We have also been joined by non-party people from town and country, because they too have realized what a victory for fascism would mean to Spain.
Fashion Resource Type: Article First Published: 1980 Even though the fashion industry has made dress oppressive one should not discard it completely, or at least only an appropriate occasions. Do we really all want to walk around looking exactly alike in dull green pajamas and peak caps?
FaSinPat (Zanon) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A worker-controlled ceramic tile factory in the southern Argentine province of Neuquén. The name is short for Fábrica Sin Patrones, which means "Factory Without Bosses" in Spanish.
The Fate of Vietnam's First Revolution Against The Current vol. 154 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 This book opens with a vivid, gut-wrenching account of the arrest, detention and torture of two young Vietnamese revolutionaries in Saigon in June 1936 by the Sûreté, the political police who defended Frances colonial might. We are spared no details: the electric shock treatment; the kicking; the insertion of a wood plank in the prisoners mouth while his wrists are tied back to his ankles and he is beaten.
Fathy, Hassan Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Egyptian architect who pioneered appropriate technology for building in Egypt, especially by working to re-establish the use of mud brick and traditional as opposed to western building designs and lay-outs. (1900-1989).
The FBI and the Myth of the Fingerprint The Real Crime is in the Crime Lab Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Decade after decade people have been sent to prison for years or dispatched to the death cells, solely on the basis of a single, even a partial print. However the lab scandals threw a shadow over the FBIs forensic procedures
FBI Ignored Deadly Threat to Occupiers US Intelligence Machine Instead Plotted with Bankers to Attack Protest Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Dcuments show that the FBI and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies began a campaign of monitoring, spying and disrupting the Occupy Movement at least two months before the first occupation actions began in late September 2011.
The FDA and Frankenfoods Will the Agency Protect Consumers or the Profits of a Few Corporations Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent enforcement letters warning food makers that they cannot label their products as free of genetically modified or genetically engineered ingredients.
The Fear Factor Stephen Harpers Tough on Crime Agenda Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 This study analyses the financial and human costs of the Harper government's tough on crime agenda and concludes it is wrong-headed, expensive, and counter-productive. In fact, it will likely lead to more crime and a bigger deficit.
Fear of the Peoples History England's Two Countries Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 England is two countries. One is dominated by London, the other remains in its shadow. They were another nation with a different history, different loyalties, different humour, even different values. At the heart of this was the politics of class.
Fearsome Words? Nationalism and the Israel-Palestine Conflict Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 We are so bemused by the lovely vision of peoples determining themselves, we cannot see that ethnic self-determination is, in the real world, a quest for racial sovereignty, not a bid to enter some international folk dancing festival.
February Revolution Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917.
February strike (The Netherlands) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A general strike organized during World War II in The Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures and activities by the Nazis.
Feedlots and E. Coli Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Improving processing plant inspections is a good idea, but it is only part of the solution. The real solution is minimizing the potential contaminant. Secondly, slow down the processing line so the workers can do their jobs. CDC tells people to wash their hands, their cutting boards and to cook meat thoroughly. Good sound suggestions, but why is the burden of safety inordinately placed on the consumer? Why are the processors allowed to hide behind the #safe handling instructions# and maximize their profits with impunity?
Feeling Racism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 I have found that when a person has faced racism and discrimination, he can never forget it, it stays with him always. Seeing my mother treated with such disrespect and rudeness, only because of her race, was worse than being discriminated against myself. It burned into my soul, and it will never go away.
Feminism Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Used to describe a political, cultural or economic movement aimed at establishing more rights and legal protection for women.
Feminism and Rescue Work Chapter 10 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It Resource Type: Article
Feminism and Sadomasochism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1981 Califia says that sadomasochism encourages fluidity and questions the naturalness of binary dichotomies in society.
Feminism in Canada Against The Current vol. 122 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Last year, on International Womens Day in Toronto, several hundred people many veteran feminist activists packed an auditorium in the citys Ryerson University for the launch of Judy Rebicks oral history of the womens movement in Canada, Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution. The fact that the book had just been reviewed in the conservative Globe and Mail, Canadas most influential newspaper, also widened the audience.
Feminism in the Radical and Early Socialist Movement Chapter 8 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women#s Oppression and the Fight Against It Resource Type: Article First Published: 1973 Published: 1975 There existed a strong minority tradition in radicalism which questioned the whole social and sexual position of women.
Feminism, The Global Struggle Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Coming to feminist consciousness in the early 1980s, I belong to a generation of U.S. feminists caught between the second and third waves of the movement. The activist energy of second-wave feminism was inspiring indeed. It challenged the ideological presuppositions of heteronormative patriarchy, established some legal protection against discrimination in the workplace and educational institutions, and enabled a significant percentage of women to enter the ranks of the professional-managerial class.
Feminism's Global Contradictions Against The Current vol. 148 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 It is clear that the most significant factor now shaping womens lives and status worldwide is globalization. What isnt clear, however, is whether globalization is affecting women positively or negatively.
A Feminist Reader for Today Against The Current vol. 109 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Each time I teach History of Feminist Thought at my university, in order to highlight the limitations of a gender-only feminism and to exemplify the strengths of socialist feminism, I show my students "Salt of the Earth" (1954), a deeply moving and inspiring film based on a successful "predominantly Mexican-American" miners' strike in which the miners' picketing was blocked by the Taft-Hartley injunction.
Feminist Resistance in Serbia Resource Type: Article First Published: 1995 Describes the conditions and factors influencing womens lives in Serbia in 1995, and the ways women have organised to resist violence and assist one another.
Fernandez, Irene Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Malaysian advocate for the right of women, migrants, and poor workers. (Born 1946).
Ferreira, Chico Whitaker Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner Resource Type: Article Brazilian social-justice advocate. A Catholic activist, Whitaker is inspired by liberation theology and closely allied with the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. (Born 1931).
A Festival of Radical Energy Against The Current vol. 130 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 The culmination of years of discussion and thousands of hours of planning, the 1st United States Social Forum brought together over 12,000 activists to sweltering Atlanta June 27-31 for a week of conferencing, networking and marching. With lead organizing initiated by nonprofits, especially Project South, with ties to the Grassroots Global Justice network, the USSF resulted from two years’ work by a National Planning Committee (NPC) composed of several dozen nonprofits, left thinktanks and social movement organizations.
Fictitious Capital for Beginners Imperialism, 'Anti-Imperialism', and the Continuing Relevance of Rosa Luxemburg Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Rosa Luxemburg's framework enabled her to see how capitalism could ultimately destroy society - barbarism, in her words, or the 'mutual destruction of the contending classes' as the Communist Manifesto put it in 1847 - by being required to turn more and more to primitive accumulation and non-reproduction, a prophecy we see materializing before our eyes today.
Fictitious Capital, Real Retrogression Resource Type: Article First Published: 2002 Rarely in its history has capital been so explicit in affirming that people exist for the well-being of the economy rather than the opposite. What is prescribed today in a language synthesizing Orwell and Goebbels is #reform#, #flexibility#, #risk#, #perfect markets=perfect democracy# and above all the pulverization of anything smacking of the #social#, from job security to decent retirement to public housing to welfare to progressive taxation to health care to unemployment insurance to the Social Security system to state-owned enterprises.
Fictitious Capital and the Transition Out of Capitalism Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 To understand the weight of fictitious capital in the current context, it is necessary to look beyond the merely economic to the class struggle. Despite the colossal efforts of ideology to deny or trivialize social antagonism, everything today is shaped by class struggle, both the one-sided class struggle waged for 30 years by the capitalist class, and even more so the potential threat of a two-sided struggle to re-emerge into the open.
15 Benefits of the War on Drugs Training Your Kid to be a Snitch (Against You) Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Mocking the government's 'War on Drugs'.
Fifteen minutes of online anonymity Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Making sure that your communications and data are confidential is not easy. Jean-Marc Manach, a journalist specialized in digital privacy and security, has an interesting alternative how to have 15 minutes of online anonymity.
The Fifth Modernization China's Spirit of Democracy Resource Type: Article First Published: 1978 Wei Jingsheng, a 28-year-old electrician, posted this on the Democracy Wall in Beijing in 1978.
Fifth Socialist International -- Time for definitions Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Although in the past every international socialist organisation was founded amidst great debates and ideological confrontations, the motley crew of factions which all over the world today call themselves #left# shows an unprecedented degree of ideological confusion and political diversity. It will be a difficult job to bring them together, to give them structure and a route map.
Fifth World Social Forum Against The Current vol. 116 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The fifth World Social Forum convened this year from January 26th through 31st in Porto Alegre, Brazil in the wake of the Bush inauguration and intensifying violence in Iraq, but also some victories for progressive movements in the global south and particularly Latin America.
A Fifty-year Old Process Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 To go beyond the debate concerning whether to characterise Cuba as socialist, state capitalist or simply an anti-imperialist state framed by Cold War logic, I propose that instead of defining socialism as a state or a place, we regard it as a process. In todays Cuba, internal contradictions can no longer be hidden, nor can those who believe in radically transforming our world ignore the resilience of the Cuban people; there is something still going on there.
The fight for a different world Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 For some, Genoa will become synonymous with violence # and this is certainly the line that many mainstream newspapers adopted. Unfortunately, so have some nongovernmental organizations. But there are two separate questions here. The first has to do with the violence of the state directed against the movement; the other is a question of how the movement deals with a small minority of self-selected individuals who choose to engage in a set of tactics that are detrimental to the movement as a whole. The presence of the black bloc (or of agent provocateurs posing as black bloc members) should not be allowed to hide the real purveyors of violence in Genoa.
The Fight for Leonard Peltier Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 LEONARD PELTIER, A Native American class-war prisoner, has served twenty-three years in federal prisons for a crime he did not commitand authorities admit they do not know who did it.
Fighters with Disabilities Against The Current vol. 147 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 At least since the mid-20th century, writers in the United States have publicly debated the place of politics in fiction. Plenty of great authors, Flannery OConnor among them, warned against saddling fiction with political intent. That some renowned writers have produced work that reveals human truths that belie their detestable politics Jorge Luis Borges and Ezra Pound are two examples might support OConnors point.
Fighting Back: Sotheby's and OWS Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Forty-two teamster art-handlers at Sothebys auction house in New York City have been locked-out of their jobs for more than four months. Against the Current interviewed Sothebys shop steward David Martinez about whats at stake, and how theyve built links with the Occupy movement to fight back.
Fighting China or the WTO? Against The Current vol. 87 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The tension among groups which protested in Seattle would emerge in April when two marches would proceed within the same week, one [led by the AFL-CIO -ed.] targeting China's entry to the World Trade Organization, another [April 16-17] fighting against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, just as activists have fought against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment and the WTO.
Fighting Fires & Breaking Barriers Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Having a young daughter and working in the building trades, I am always scanning cultural representations of construction and skilled trades work to see if there are women. Whether Sesame Street or Wendy on Bob The Builder, women in cartoon form at least are partially visible in the presence of tools and heavy machinery.
Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike Against The Current vol. 122 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40 wounded. A video released to the press shows Michoacán police taking aim at the strikers.
Fighting Lynch Laws in America Against The Current vol. 143 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Rebecca Hills ambitious book highlights a major theme of American radical history. It brings together the history of labor defense campaigns with the concurrent movement to prevent the lynching of African Americans. In six individual studies from John Brown to the Black Panther Party, Hill achieves two notable goals: a substantive reinterpretation of these cases and a heightened recognition of their commonalities.
Fighting Secrecy and the National Security State An Interview With Birgitta Jonsdottir, the Co-Producer of WikiLeaks's Collateral Murder Video Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Interview with Iceland Member of Parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir of the Pirate Party on the status of this emerging international struggle against government secrecy and surveillance.
Fighting Subpoenas and Gag Orders in Iowa Against The Current vol. 110 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 More than two months have passed since federal officials withdrew the grand jury subpoenas against four peace activists and Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The withdrawal of the subpoenas and the gag order against Drake came amidst a firestorm of protest, not only from progressive and civil liberties lawyers and peace and justice activists from around the state and the country, but also from mainstream news media and elected politicians from both parties.
Fighting the Flexible Firm Resource Type: Article Published: 2000 The shift towards the short term is a result of changes within the operation of capitalism. Let us be clear about this: it is not about technology, it is not about innovation, it is about capitalism and how capitalism operates to achieve profit. Capital is now driven by short-term return. This results in organisations having to quickly change what they are doing and where they are going, and adjust their personnel accordingly.
Fighting the poachers on Africa's thin green line Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Underpaid, ill-equipped and outnumbered, park rangers fight a one-sided war against vicious gangs of poachers. Hundreds have been murdered in the defence of endangered wildlife, and their deaths leave their own families in jeopardy. David Smith reports from Zambia.
Fighting the Wal-Mart Plague Against The Current vol. 118 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Liza Featherstone offers a devastating portrait of rampant sex discrimination at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Women working for the company at all levels from cashier positions to the highest levels of corporate marketing have been paid less than their male coworkers and offered far fewer raises and promotions.
Filmmaker Gringoyo Putting the Fun Back Into Revolution Harnessing Humour to Build Video Viewership and Social Movements Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 These satirical videos not only talk about movements, they are filmed in conflict zones in moments of political tension. Gringoyo moves in a very real world with the freedom of a cartoon.
Final Victory for Geronimo Against The Current vol. 81 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 SINCE JUNE OF 1997 Geronimo Pratt has been free from prison, but not free from its threat. No longer!
Finding Hope After Seattle Rethinking Radical Activism and Building a Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Direct action, as many anarchists tend to define it, can be deeply exclusionary. While it undeniably empowers some mainly white and middle-class it disempowers others. Used as a central tactic of mass mobilizations, direct action can in fact implicitly assume a certain degree of privilege, with dire consequences.
Finding Workers Power Against The Current vol. 130 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2007 Socialists identify the working class as a potentially powerful agent of change. Working people have that potential because we keep the economy running. We therefore have the power to stop production through a general strike, create bottlenecks through which a relatively small number of strikers can significantly disrupt the economy, or we can stay on the job and work to rule, slowing down production.
Finkelstein, Norman Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. (Born 1953).
The Fire This Time: Burning Bridges Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Some activists hold back from condemning tactics that are politically stupid and destructive, like the recent Ottawa arson attack by an anarchist group, because of a commitment to the doctrine of a 'diversity of tactics'. However, the original idea behind a diversity of tactics, that is, a variety of approaches to organizing for change, has been appropriated by activists devoted to property destruction as a media spectacle, who feel that they should be exempted from criticism by other activists, no matter how much their tactics serve to undermine the building of a broad-based movement against capitalism.
First a Hand on Your Crotch, Next a Boot in Your Face False Choices and Airport Security Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Since 9/11, we have given up many of our rights and our government has condoned practices like torture, legalized assassination, kidnapping, indefinite detention without access to council or trial all in the name of keeping us 'safe' and 'free'. We have adopted practices and behaviors that we used to abhor in other nations and regimes. These practices, as demonstrated by the TSA, have nothing to do with keeping us safe or free quite the opposite.
The First Duty of a Revolutionary is to Survive An interview with Pat Califia Resource Type: Article First Published: 1995 Pat Califia observes that the first stage in trying to politicize SM people is to make it possible for people to find each other. Within our own community, we need to educate ourselves about each other: "gay men need to educate themselves about feminism; lesbians need to educate themselves about AIDS and sodomy laws; straight people need to address their homophobia, and everybody needs to address biphobia and transphobia." This kind of interaction doesn't have to mean the loss of separate social spaces, which are appropriate. But it is the truth that we hang together or we hang separately.
First Intifada Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A Palestinian Uprising against Israeli rule in the Palestinian Territories.
The First Legal Russian Strike in a Decade Against The Current vol. 132 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The almsot month-long strike at the Ford-Vsevolozhsk assembly plant, a small plant near St. Petersburg, ended December 16 with an agreement that negotiations would resume. The strike began on November 17, 2007, after four months of talks failed to produce any result. In fact, Ford management had initially refused to hold negotiations during or under the threat of strike.
First Nations Under Surveillance Harper Government Prepares for First Nations "Unrest" Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 There needs to be unity on the ground with coordinated political actions between First Nations Peoples in order to protect, defend and advance First Nation pre-existing sovereignty, and First Nation Aboriginal and Treaty rights to lands and resources. Divide and conquer tactics can only be met with new strategies of alliance-building, and by bringing the leadership back down to the land.
Five Reasons To Plant Trees Now Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 To some people, planting a tree is the epitome of the environmental cliche. Planting a tree seems so simple, so easy, so... low-technology. In the midst of the economic upheaval we are experiencing now, in the face of massive challenges such as peak oil and climate change, why should we plant trees?
Five Steps from D.C. to Jo'burg Against The Current vol. 87 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 1. Take Washington D.C. to Johannesburg. What the youth and other activists in the U.S.A. have done, must be repeated here in South Africa. Of course, it will not be parrot-like, it will have to take into account our specific situation and circumstances. We must target the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as agents of neoliberal economic policy in our country and our region. We must then find issues around which we can organize the people, for example, water, electricity, jobs, etc.
Five years of illegality Time to dismantle the Wall and respect the rights of Palestinians Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Oxfam International presents testimonies of Palestinian men and women who recount their daily problems, arising from the construction of Israel's illegal Wall and its associated regime of land confiscation and permits, and settlement construction.
Five years since Canadas constitutional coup Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Five years ago today, Canadas Conservative government used the arbitrary powers of the un-elected governor-general to shut down Canadas parliament so as to prevent the opposition parties from defeating the government in a non-confidence vote.
The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 New audit figures show that Bernanke's Fed gave Wall Street and European banksters at least $16.1 trillion (called emergency loans) from December 1, 2007 - July 21, 2010, besides unknown amounts earlier and in the past year. Moreover, it's well known that trillions of dollars are stolen, handed to corporate interests and never returned, as well as gotten in other illegal ways. As a result, taxpayers get stuck with the bill, the nation with unsustainable mounting debt, heading it eventually for ruin.
Flag, Fetish and Illusory Community Against The Current vol. 158 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Patriotism is usually understood as love of country. With the help of Marxs theories of the state and of alienation, we explore what is meant by love and country in this definition. By viewing society as a contradictory relation between a social community, based on the cooperation required by the existing division of labor, and an illusory community dominated by the interests of the ruling economic class, it becomes apparent that the country which patriots love is not the country they actually live in.
Flags of Convenience Corporate Anarchy on the High Seas Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Maritime lawlessness isnt confined to pirates. Thanks to a system of ship registration called flags of convenience, it is all too easy for unscrupulous ship owners to get away with criminal behaviour
Flatly Outrageous Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The flat earth society is not the equivalent of the Fraser Institute.
Flint and the Rewriting of History Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 The 1937 sitdown strikes were a thunderbolt shattering minimal labor-management relations. The victory of the Flint auto workers heralded the most profound social changes in the United States since the Civil War.
Flint Sit-Down Strike Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Changed the United Automobile Workers from a collection of isolated locals on the fringes of the industry into a major union and led to the unionization of the United States automobile industry.
The Flint Sitdown for Beginners Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 The Sitdown Strike at GM's Flint, Michigan Fisher Body and Chevrolet plants (December 1936-February 1937) was a turning point in the history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
The Flint sit-down strike, 1936-1937 Jeremy Brecher Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 210,000 auto workers joined the American Federation of Labor (A.F.L.) to take part in the strike but the A.F.L leadership however wanted no part in a strike, and managed to postpone it again and again. The workers won control over the rate of production, despite a union contract that conceded this authority to management.
Flooding the Zone with Bullshit on Syria Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 In recent weeks, the Obama Administration has been embarked on a massive propaganda campaign they call flooding the zone. We hope to provide the most direct and systematic refutation of the Administrations case for war in Syria.
The Flotilla In The Israeli Press Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 An analysis of Israeli media propaganda in the wake of Israel's attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
Flying University Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An underground educational enterprise that operated from 1885 to 1905 in Warsaw, the historic Polish capital, then under the control of the Russian Empire, and that was revived between 1977 and 1981 in the People's Republic of Poland.
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Labour leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). (1890-1964).
The FMLN's Historic Victory Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 For the first time, the left will govern El Salvador. In the March 15, 2009 presidential elections, Mauricio Funes of the former guerrilla movement the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) defeated former police director Rodrigo Ávila of the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) by a thin margin of less than three percentage points.
Focus and determination required: A call to all progressive organizations to unite under one big umbrella Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 We need a movement powerful enough to pressure corporate media owners into providing equal coverage, and with access to enough financing to support the development of alternative, independent media. If the progressive movement is to be successful in improving society, it is hugely important for it to be able to reach the general public with its information creating a balanced view of important issues in Canada.
Focus Shifts to Trafficking of Men in Europe Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 The public perception is that human trafficking victims are all vulnerable females forced into prostitution and sexual slavery. But this is not the case. It does not occur to many people that trafficking is much broader on its scale, and that it affects a sizeable amount of men.
Folk high schools Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Institutions for adult education for working-class and poor people, typically based on a popular education model.
Folkways Records Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A record label that documents folk and world music.
Follies of the War Against The Current vol. 122 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Three years later, it is hard to believe that a gloating and triumphant Christopher Hitchens could write this (April 18, 2003):
Follow the Money, Find the Leader Billion Dollar Candidates Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The point is not whether Barack Obama wins re-election as President. The point is not whether Mitt Romney can win. The point is that you cant dream of contesting without a billion dollars. That figure merely ensures you can run, not win.
Food Among the Ruins Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Detroit, the country's most depressed metropolis, has zero produce-carrying grocery chains. It also has open land, fertile soil, ample water, and the ingredients to reinvent itself from Motor City to urban farm.
Food Co-ops Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 A brochure that educates people interested in cutting the supermarket connection.
Food Fanatics Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Ill-informed dogmatism has no place in a healthy lifestyle.
Food First Ten Days for World Development Resource Type: Article First Published: 1977 Tabloid that exposes the "food myths" that are obstacles to people feeding themselves, particularly in the Third World.
Food Justice: Monsanto, Factory Farming, And Beyond Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 It starts with alternative vision: While the dominant hierarchy drowns in its own hypocrisy, fear, and greed lets use our energy and passion to create -- occupy -- a whole new cultural model.
Food Not Bombs Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others.
Football, Class and Sexuality in America A Review of "Big Fan" Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Big Fan is an incredibly tender, painful, and tragic look at the state of masculine identity, social pressures of masculinity, and how masculinity relates to homophobia and class in America via the seemingly heteronormative industry of pro football.
For a Critical Marxism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 Löwy emphasizes the open quality of the Marxist world view, in contrast with the conventional caricature of a closed, dogmatic system that has become ossified and irrelevant. Such a caricature of Marx and Marxism, of course, is useful for all this ideologies and social scientists whose "secular religion" (as Löwy describes it) would have us believe that capitalism and its free market are the natural and inevitable end product of human history.
For Israel, A Reckoning Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The farce of the climate change summit in Copenhagen affirmed a world war waged by the rich against most of humanity. It also illuminated a resistance growing perhaps as never before: an internationalism linking justice for the planet earth with universal human rights, and criminal justice for those who invade and dispossess with impunity.
For Our Common Future Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 Most Canadians seem brainwashed by two myths: (1) Work is scarce; not enough work for everyone; and (2) Money is scarce; Canada cannot afford full employment.
For the Love of Country? Against The Current vol. 121 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 Visited once again by the vultures of patriotism and gnawing anxieties about the nature of our republic, we are falling into a renewed debate about our peculiar brand of patriotism. Investing symbols and rituals with meaning others find puzzling, we adorn our automobiles with yellow decals, sport flag lapel pins, and require school children to daily swear allegiance to the state.
For the Reconstitution of the Movements from Below: Autonomy and Independence A Reflection almost Ten Years After the Water War Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Within the grassroots there are mixed feelings of dissatisfaction, sadness and anger. The demand of re-appropriating the commons and natural resources like gas, petrol, minerals and water has fundamentally not been met. Transnational corporations continue to exploit and extract these resources, and the government manages them in a private, sectarian, inefficient and in many cases corrupt manner.
For Workers' Power Resource Type: Article First Published: 1965 The road to socialism - and socialism itself - means the conscious and independent action of workers. It means the end of the division between leaders and led. By their rigid, hierarchical structure most "revolutionary" organizations encourage precisely those divisions. A socialist society will be one in which decisions will be taken by workers' councils, composed of elected and revocable delegates, and where the workers themselves will manage production.
Ford & the Nazi War Efforts Henry Ford was no Oskar Schindler Resource Type: Article First Published: 1998 The Ford Motor Company's commercial-free sponsorship of NBC's airing of Schindler's List, the epic movie about the Holocaust, was a class act. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of us here at CorpWatch, not to point out Ford's contribution to Nazi war efforts.
Foreclosures and the Police State Hernandez Family Foreclosure Sparks Anti-Eviction Outrage Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The story of the Hernandez family, who became local heroes in their determination to keep their Van Nuys home from foreclosure.
Foremothers and Fathers Against The Current vol. 139 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Socialist feminism is usually said to have begun in the 1960s and 70s, but in fact it was a significant radical current 100-150 years ago.
Foreword to the Anthology: The Polish Question and the Socialist Movement Resource Type: Article First Published: 1905 Luxemburg argues that "the proletariat the Poland can and must fight for the defense of national identity as a cultural legacy, that has its own right to exist and flourish." But she maintains that "our national identity cannot be defended by national separatism; it can only be secured through the struggle to overthrow despotism" throughout the entire country [i.e. Russia, of which Poland was a part].
Foreword to the War Crimes Tribunal on Vietnam In Bertrand Russell's War Crimes Tribunal on Vietnam Resource Type: Article First Published: 1971 Chomsky introduces the themes to be explored in Russell's book on the Vietnam Tribunal. He points out the complacency in Europe and the USA and calls the Tribunal as a renouncement of the crime of silence. Although the Tribunal was not accurately reported, criticisms arose, two of which Chomsky highlights: 1) The bias of jurors, witnesses and participants; and 2) The superfluous nature of the Tribunal in light of the atrocity of the crime of barbarism.
Forget Shorter Showers Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Why personal change does not equal political change.
Forging Change, Breaking Chains Against The Current vol. 145 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Remembering and forgetting are not only things that people do; they are things that are done to them. In our time, the Black freedom movement of the mid-20th century is now both well remembered and selectively forgotten.
Fort William Freight Handlers Strike Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article A strike by 700 non-unionized immigrants in August 1909 that was defeated by the use of militia and the RCMP and resulted in the firing of hundreds of workers.
Forty Years of Defying the Odds Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 My work area is a shambles. Projects Ive been meaning to get to for forty years tumble from wherever Ive shoved them.
Forward, The Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A Jewish-American weekly newspaper published in New York City.
Foundations Resource Type: Article First Published: 1972 Communes, communism, comradeship -- whatever you wish to call the mood of the young both in and out of communal homes -- will die without an understanding of our foundations, in history, where we have been, where we are going, what we are doing here.
Foundations and Social Change Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Corporate philanthropy is money laundering, pure and simple. It is an institution that serves to legitimate ill-gotten gains, and to hide the fact that were it not for our system of regressive taxation, people could hypothetically exercise some sort of democratic control over money stolen from workers and cheated out of debtors and consumers.
Four Books on Hegemony and Resistance Against The Current vol. 120 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 There are times when a key analysis has a wakeup effect. The last year saw the publication of four books that together have a potential of such an event, at least for those U.S. citizens who are motivated to try and understand and change the world. The four were not written with the idea that they would be read together, yet taken together they are, I believe, more thought-provoking than if considered separately.
Four Conferences on Matriarchy Against The Current vol. 157 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The growth of a diverse and broad international wave of feminism has led to the development of what has been called Modern Matriarchal Studies, which includes research both on ancient societies and on existing communal cultures.
451 at Zuccotti Park "Where man starts by burning books he ends up by burning people." Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The books at Zuccotti Park were hauled away in dumpsters belonging to the sanitation department. The pretext of the destruction was cleaning the park which, the Mayor said, was filled with filth. This is the rhetoric of Mein Kampf.
Four Futures Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Capitalism will end. Maybe not soon, but probably before too long; humanity has never before managed to craft an eternal social system, after all, and capitalism is a notably more precarious and volatile order than most of those that preceded it. The question, then, is what will come next.
Four Trends That Scare the Hell Out of Me Resource Type: Article First Published: 1989 To paraphrase H.G. Wells, modern history has become a race between education and miseducation. There are very few people around who really don't know anything, but there are multitudes who know many things that don't happen to be true.
Four Years of Disaster Against The Current vol. 113 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 The second Intifada, now entering its fifth year, has seen the world distracted by events in Iraq, enabling Israel to continue violating Palestinians human rights with complete impunity.
Fourier, Charles Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article French utopian socialist and philosopher. Credited with having originated the word féminisme in 1837. (1772-1837).
14 Years of Injustice Time to Free the Cuban Five Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Five Cubans fighting terrorism in south Florida have served 14 years of prison, more than enough time for the US public to learn from its media about the horrific injustice done by the US government to these Cuban men. But the media has barely touched the grotesque frame up of the Cuban Five.
Fourth International Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article An international Trotskyist communist organisation which opposes both capitalism and Stalinism.
Fowler, Cary Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Awad Winner Resource Type: Article Winner of the Right Livelihood Award for his work to save the world's genetic plant heritage. (Born 1949).
Fracking Indigenous Country Big Green, Sun Media and Elsipogtog Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Police attack the Mikmaq community of Elsipogtog in New Brunswick.
Fragging Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article The assassination of an unpopular officer by members of his own unit.
"Fragging" and "Combat Refusals" in Vietnam Resource Type: Article The US Army itself does not know exactly how many...officers were murdered. But they know at least 600 were murdered, and then they have another 1400 that died mysteriously. Consequently by early 1970, the army was at war not with the enemy but with itself.
Fragile Prosperity? Fragile Social Peace Notes on the US Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 What needs to be open to critical analysis is not only how dismal present prospects are today, but also a healthy skepticism towards the determining weight of allegedly "objective" factors such as "globalization", "deindustrialization", the declining rate of unionization and others.
Framing: Primer for a Progressive Revolution -- Part I Philosophy and Rational for Framing Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The introduction of framing into the progressive community could well prove to be the beginning of a revolution. But such a revolution can evolve and sustain only with a concerted, impassioned effort by progressive opinion leaders -- executed in such a way that will compel the average voter to IDENTIFY with progressive values.
Framing the Sixties Corporate Media Shadows and the 1960s Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 What Really Happened to the 1960s is a look at the role the media played in the presentation and interpretation of the struggles of the 1960s. Simultaneously, it is a consideration of the meaning of democracy in a society where the media is owned by corporations and elites who consider democracy antithetic to their hegemony.
France: A Sea Change on the Left Against The Current vol. 137 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 In contrast with the United States, where the political arena has been dominated by two entrenched parties for a century, France has gone through major changes since the end of World War II. Back then, workers' demands were mostly put forward by the French Communist Party (PCF) which had over 30% of the vote, and the fear of a revolution forced the ruling class to concede to demands such as universal healthcare (called Sécurité sociale).
FRANCE: Battling Over Pensions Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 France was rocked in September-October 2010 by some of the countrys largest protests in recent memory, as workers fought to prevent cuts to their public pensions. President Nicolas Sarkozys agenda promised to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 and the age for a full pension from 65 to 67.
France: The NPA in Crisis Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 France's new Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) is in crisis. While only two years ago many on the international left talked about the NPA as one of the brightest lights on an otherwise dim revolutionary horizon, today the Party is hemorrhaging members and struggling to stay afloat.
Frankfurt School Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A school of neo-Marxist critical theory, social research, and philosophy associated with the original Institute for Social Research of the University of Frankfurt am Main.
Franklin, Ursula Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada Resource Type: Article Metallurgist, humanitarian, feminist, peace activist. (Born 1921).
Franklin, Ursula Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Metallurgist, humanitarian, feminist, peace activist. (Born 1921).
John Hope Franklin's Message Against The Current vol. 140 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Three years ago the acclaimed historian, John Hope Franklin, who died in March at the age of 94, discussed his lifelong battle for equality and against racism. Franklin personally knew most of the major African American figures of the 20th Century W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X -- and lived long enough to see Barack Obama be elected president.
Joe Frantz, 1950-2009 Against The Current vol. 142 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Joe Gelders Frantz died unexpectedly on February 4, 2009.
Fraser River Fishermen's Strikes Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article A strikes by whites, natives and Japanese fishermen against salmon canneries that lined the lower Fraser River.
Fraser River Railway Strikes Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article Strikes which started in March 1912 when railway workers organized by the Industrial Workers of the World walked out of construction camps on the Canadian Northern line to protest conditions.
Fredy Perlman: An Appreciation Resource Type: Article The same energy which helped Fredy to describe the horrors of civilization made it possible for him to summon up the forces of life and expectations of hope.
Free Abdallah Abu Rahmah, Now! Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 In a sense, Bil#in is the Soweto, the Derry and the Chiapas of the beginning of the 21st century, with two specificities: it is a civic non-violent mobilization and it is based on a strong alliance between the local Palestinian population, the Israeli anti-colonialist movement and active international solidarity.
Free Association Revolutionary Committees as a Method of Organization Resource Type: Article The revolutionary committee "More to Come" elucidates its vision of collective uprising and revolution. While abhoring the use of violence, the group acknowledges the need for defense against reactionary government that would see to overturn the revolution.
Free Higher Education Against The Current vol. 115 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 Interview with Adolph Reed, Jr. Dr. Adolph Reed, political scientist, author and activist, is the national spokesperson for the Free Higher Education Campaign, which calls for free tuition and fees for all students who meet admissions requirements at all two and four-year public colleges.
Free love Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Used to describe a social movement that rejects marriage, which is seen as a form of social bondage, especially for women.
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by incorrect or harmful ideas. To achieve this safe learning environment, it will be necessary for the university authorities to cleanse the university's libraries of harmful books, to block inappropriate Internet sites, to ban guest lectures who hold improper views, and to identify and prosecute students and faculty who are guilty of thought crimes.
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on freedom of expression - they are for it -in principle-, but only so long as it isn't used to express views that they find unacceptable or offensive. What they disagree about is merely who gets to decide what ideas are unacceptable, i.e., who gets to censor who.
Free speech fights Wikipedia article Resource Type: Article Free speech fights are conflicts over the right to speak freely, particularly involving the Industrial Workers of the World efforts in the early twentieth century to organize workers and publicly speak about labuor issues.
Free speech for me - you shut up Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
Free Speech in a Plural Society Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 The argument against free speech is really an argument in defence of particular sectional interests. And that is the best reason for rejecting restraints on speech. We can build a plural society in which free speech provides the means of engagement and dialogue between different parts of society.
The Free Speech Movement and the Negro Revolution Resource Type: Article First Published: 1965 It is, of course, true that it was contact with the Negro people that inspired the Berkeley revolt. It is, however, also true that the Berkeley revolt, followed by the teach-ins, in turn, changed the climate for free speech on the pivotal question of war and peace for the whole country.
Free Speech Movement (Berkeley) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A student protest which took place during the 1964#1965 academic year on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley after student activists, some of whom had traveled with the Freedom Riders and worked to register African American voters in Mississippi in the Freedom Summer project, set up information tables on campus and solicited donations for civil rights causes, in violation of university policy.
Free the Cuban Five! Against The Current vol. 112 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Political times have emblematic cases. The ongoing Mumia case, Lynne Stewarts current prosecution, and the two cases involving the U.S. and Cuban governments illuminate the reality of todays politics in America, just as the Sacco/ Vanzetti case in the 1920s with respect to immigrants and anarchists or the McCarthite anti-communist Rosenberg case in the 1950s defined their eras.
Free Trade Issue 33, March 1987 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1987
Free Trade Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990
Free Trade and Economic Imperialism Economic Progress Toward Ecological Suicide Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 Looming global environmental catastrophe renders the last several hundred years of Western economic theory dubious, if not outright suicidal. Economic progress that increases dependence on unsustainable economic practices produces catastrophe in increasing proportion to the benefits that even proponents claim will result.
The free trade disaster: round two Resource Type: Article First Published: 1990 Published: 1991 Standards are being pulled down to the lowest common denominator, allowing the transnational corporations to play countries and their workforces off against each other. Already, workers in Canada are being warned that if they don't pull their wages and other demands down, workers in Mexico will be only too glad to take their jobs.
A Freed Political Prisoner Looks Ahead Against The Current vol. 82 Resource Type: Article First Published: 1999 Emily Citkowski interviews Dita Sari. In a surprise move by the Indonesian government, jailed labor leader Dita Indah Sari was released from Tengerang prison Monday, July 5th. Dita was jailed in May of 1997 for leading a strike of 20,000 workers. She was originally sentenced to six years, reduced on appeal to five.
The Freedom Charter Resource Type: Article First Published: 1955 Adopted at the Kliptown Congress of the African National Congress.
Freedom is a Constant Struggle The Civil Rights Movement in the Rural South Reconsidered Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Is it possible to both win substantial benefits for people who are on the lower rungs of the socio-economic status ladder while at the same time building forms of democratic people power that can continue to challenge the present political oligarchy and the economic plutocracy whose interests it generally serves?
Freedom of Information Takes Another Hit in the United States Keeping Americans Safe Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 The United States is a land of ill-informed sheep and the home of a bunch of cowards cowards in government who are afraid of the truth and the open debate over facts and ideas, and cowards among the broader public who willingly allow these steady encroacments on our freedom in the name of fighting terror.
Freedom of the press Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Freedom of the press is the freedom of communication and expression through vehicles including print and electronic media.
Freedom Riders Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 When Hillary Clinton expressed dismay over gender segregation on buses in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem where women are forced to sit separately she somehow neglected to mention the Jewish-settlers-only bus system in the Occupied Palestinan Territories.
Freedom rides Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists who rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern United States.
Freedom Summer Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article A campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which up to that time had almost totally excluded black voters.
Freire, Paulo Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Brazilian educator and influential theorist of critical pedagogy. (1921-1997).
The French Anarchists From Chapter 1 of Memoirs of a Revolutionary Resource Type: Article First Published: 1943 Published: 1967 Of this hard childhood, this troubled adolescence, all those terrible years, I regret nothing as far as I am myself concerned. I am sorry for those who grow up in this world without ever experiencing the cruel side of it, without knowing utter frustration and the necessity of fighting, however blindly, for mankind. Any regret I have is only for the energies wasted in struggles which were bound to be fruitless. These struggles have taught me that, in any man, the best and the worst live side by side, and sometimes mingle # and that what is worst comes through the corruption of what is best.
French Army Mutinies (1917) Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Involved nearly half of the French infantry divisions stationed on the western front.
French Jews for Palestinian Rights Against The Current vol. 89 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The following text (abridged here) was published in the French daily Le Monde of October 18, 2000 accompanied by the signatures of fifty French people of Jewish origin, several of them well-known political or intellectual figures. Citizens of the countries in which we live and citizens of the planet, we do not habitually express ourselves as Jews.
French Revolution Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Was a period of political and social upheaval and radical change in the history of France, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on Enlightenment principles of citizenship and inalienable rights.
The French Riots: Dancing with the Wolves Against The Current vol. 120 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2006 In French suburban slang, to "dance with the wolves" means to provoke the cops, make them run and, obviously, to escape without being arrested. The unfortunate reality is much less romantic. The three weeks of recent riots may be seen as a long overdue political response to the profound racism of French society; but in this writer's view this uprising is more an index of desperation of French youth, of all national origins, than the beginning of a new political movement.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sources Resource Type: Article Published: 2009 SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, companies, and individuals who want to share their expertise and points of view with the media. The SOURCES directory is used by thousands of reporters and researchers who need to find quotable sources and reliable information for their news stories or research.
From 1905 to Our Time Against The Current vol. 119 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 The 1905 revolution consisted of a series of mass strikes which pushed the Tsarist regime into at least the promise of major constitutional change. The focus here, however, is not on the results of the 1905 revolution, but on its prospects; on what its process promised and still can promise, even in so much less revolutionary times. 1905 was a crucial year not only for its revolutionary content but for its expression of the dynamic, and form, of working-class struggle.
From Apartheid South Africa to Palestine "To Exist is to Resist" Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The growing support for Palestinian liberation via BDS reminds of small but sure steps towards the full-fledged anti-apartheid sports, cultural, academic and economic boycotts catalyzed by Brutus against racist South African Olympics teams more than forty years ago. Today, these are just the first nails were hammering into the coffin of Zionist domination in solidarity with a people who have every reason to fight back with tools that we in South Africa proudly sharpened: non-violently but with formidable force.
From Cairo to Madison, The Old Mole Comes Up For An Early Spring Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Individual sectors, even as large as public employees in the U.S., have to reach out to all those who have been ground down over the past forty years. Any working-class movement worthy of the name embraces the interests of the most oppressed, and that today includes the 15-20% of the U.S. population currently unemployed and increasingly foreclosed into homelessness, the casuals and temps, the harassed immigrant workers both legal and illegal, the millions of marginalized youth, white black and Latino, and the three million people in prison. We know very well that not every struggle that erupts can immediately enlist all such people, but a climate must be created in which that universal outreachwhat we might call a class for itself orientation is understood as a necessity.
From Central America to Iraq Resource Type: Article First Published: 2004 Noam Chomsky bitterly criticizes the regular exclusion of America from the principle of universality and the impunity with which the nation acts.
From Ecological Disaster to Constitutional Crisis The Long Struggle Over the Xingú Dams Comes to a Climax at Belo Monte Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The master plan for damming the Amazon river system, which includes Belo Monte and the Xingú dams, was originally created in the 1970s by the military dictatorship then in power. It essentially treats the Amazon as a reservoir of natural resources to be extracted without regard for the destruction of its riverine and forest environment or the displacement and pauperization of its indigenous and local Brazilian inhabitants.
From Iron Mines to Iron Bars Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Exploring some of the consequences of the long-term decline in union membership and the significant shift in membership towards public sector workers.
From Klinghoffer to the Gaza Flotilla Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Under the Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 1988, it is an international crime for any person to seize or exercise control over a ship by force, and also a crime to injure or kill any person in the process. The treaty necessarily adopts a strict approach. One cannot attack a ship and then claim self-defense if the people on board resist the unlawful use of violence. In other words, according to international law, the actions of the Israeli military were beyond the law and those involved should be treated no differently than, say, the Somali pirates who are also in the habit of boarding ships by force.
From Marx to Gramsci: A Reader -- Review Resource Type: Article First Published: 1996 Paul Le Blanc's From Marx to Gramsci: A Reader in Revolutionary Marxist Politics, while not wholly perfect, is a magnificent anti-capitalist gesture. It is an act of public revision, presupposing not just a Marxist past but a viable and vibrant Marxist future.
From National Bolshevism to Ecologism Resource Type: Article First Published: 1980 National Bolshevism, which made its appearance in the German council movement in 1920, was initially created by two ex-militants of the American I.W.W., who played in Germany the same role as anarcho-syndicalism in Italian fascism, confirming once again that non-Marxist anti-capitalism is a sine qua non in the development of fascism.
From "Occupy" to ... Against The Current vol. 156 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The question isn't whether the magnificent Occupy movement will continue after police action and the onset of winter have largely emptied the encampments. The righteous rage that made the movement possible, and the enormous social and economic crisis that made it necessary, are not going away anytime soon. Quite the contrary capitalisms inherent contradictions, made worse by economic policies in Europe and the United States that seem calculated to maximize the damage, pose the real possibility of a new global financial meltdown and potential world depression.
From one apartheid state to another: Israel's secret military alliance with apartheid South Africa Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 Israel regarded the relationship as based on more than just convenience, but on a common position as colonial oppressor, under pressure from national liberation movements. The two countries shared #unshakeable foundations of#common hatred of injustice and#refusal to submit to it.# The #injustice# each refused to submit to was ending apartheid (South Africa) and reversing the Nakbah (Israel), in both cases the subordination of indigenous people to the interests of settlers from Europe.
From Portugal to Egypt: a Cautionary Tale The Anti-Empire Report Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 The events in Egypt cannot help but remind me of Portugal. Here, there, and everywhere, now and before, the United States of America, as always, is petrified of anything genuinely progressive or socialist, or even too democratic, for that carries the danger of allowing god-knows what kind of non-America-believer taking office.
From PRI to Foxismo Against The Current vol. 88 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1988-1994), when he tried to replace the ruling PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) with his own political and patronage apparatus, "Solidarity."
From Reconstruction to Capitalist Crisis Against The Current vol. 144 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 The outcome of the Civil War registered the defeat of the Army of the Confederate states, the defeat of the army of the slaveholders, and a victory for the army of the owners of the railroads and big industrial enterprises committed to free, or wage labor. The political party of the big property holders, the Republican party, was supported by the mass of small farmers, urban workers, small business owners and the abolitionist movement.
From Self-managed Solidarity Unionism to a Self-managed Society Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Capitalism is built on various forms of oppression and structural inequality. But the subordination and exploitation of the working class remains at the heart of the system. A liberatory program and strategy for a remake of society needs to explain how workers can escape the class cage.
From Tahrir to Palestine Against The Current vol. 151 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Nabeel Abraham, a professor of anthropology and director of the honors program at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan, is a longtime Palestinian and Arab community activist. Against the Current asked him to comment on the following question: What impact do you think the Egyptian events might have on the Palestinian struggle both against the Israeli occupation and for internal democracy over the next few months or maybe the next year?
From the Ashes of Dying Newspapers Will Come Authentic News Resource Type: Article First Published: 2009 Every time a daily newspaper of the obsolete model lays off another round of reporters, more of them come to us to study and learn the craft anew from this very different and opposite angle: from below, as opposed to the top down model that encrusted around them and doomed the previous version of their careers. Truth is, there is a direct correlation between the space in the media sphere that gets freed up every time a daily newspaper loses circ or dies and the increased reach that we and others have as we replace them with a better more people-powered model. So don#t mourn the American daily newspaper. Anything you liked about it will continue but from a different set of new media. The time will come when one or more of those publications, or a new one yet to come in the US, will turn to the models that work for the daily Por Esto! or El Libertador or others South of the border, kissing their slavish dependence on advertisers goodbye and throwing their lot in, instead, with the larger multitudes of society.
From the Editor: Green Living Resource Type: Article First Published: 1991 To satiate North America's addiction to high energy consumption, the popular solution is war.
From the Front Lines of Native Women's Struggles Against The Current vol. 118 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2005 As a longtime Black lesbian feminist progressive who came up through the womens, anti-racism, labor and environmental justice movements in the United States and Canada, I like to think of myself as fairly well read, and up on my analysis of the historical and current material conditions of women of color and our movements for liberation.
From Trident to Life Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Pamphlet outlining PLC's campaign of resistance against the Trident submarine missile system based in Bangor, Wash.
From "Triple Oppression" to "Freedom Dreams" - reviews Against The Current vol. 162 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2013 Reviews of 'Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995' by Cheryl Higashida, 'Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War' by Dayo F. Gore, and 'Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism' by Erik S. McDuffie.
From Wikileaks to TSA Anti-Empire Report Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 We have to remind the American people of what they once knew but seem to have forgotten: that they don't want BIG government, or SMALL government; they don't want MORE government, or LESS government; they want government ON THEIR SIDE.
From Words to Action 1976 Labour Day Message of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops, Ottawa Resource Type: Article First Published: 1976 Four page pamphlet outlining the message.
From Yeltsin to Putin: Modern Democrat Gives Way to Modern Nationalist Against The Current vol. 85 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2000 The power brokers in and around the Kremlin have orchestrated a transfer of power that could serve as a model for modern democratic rulethe kind of demonstration democracy (demonstrate the form, forget the content) practiced to a high art form in the United States.
Fromm, Erich Connexipedia Article Resource Type: Article Internationally renowned social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. (1900-1980).
Front de libération du Québec Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia Resource Type: Article A organization that used propaganda and terrorism to promote the emergence of an independent Québec.
The FTAA and the WTO: the meta-program for global corporate rule Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 The deepest and most systemic threat to civil and planetary life the world has ever faced is underway. Behind the disasters of regional economies and planetary ecosystems melting down, the threat is driven by an underlying meta-program, in terms of which every decision, every policy, every regulation and implementation is demanded and instituted by servant governments.
FTAA, The Hydra's New Head Against The Current vol. 90 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2001 Capitalism in many ways is like the mythical hydra of Greek legend, a gigantic serpent with multiple heads, the center one being immortal; every time an attacker chopped off one of its outer heads, two others grew in its place. It was killed by Heracles, with the assistance of his charioteer Iolaus. As Heracles chopped off a head, Iolaus would burn its neck cavity to keep new heads from growing. Eventually they were able to reach the center head and sever it from the body.
Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel! Gaza youth offers up a cry of despair Rapid global reaction to cyber-manifesto surprises its drafters Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 A group of Palestinian youth put out a manifesto that calls for an end to divisive party politics in Gaza and the West Bank. The youth want peace and freedom.
Fuck Love Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012
Fuel For Occupy Wall Street's Fire Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Ultimately, the Occupy Wall Street protests have already succeeded. The movement has successfully re-focused the nation's debate on who ruined the economy and who should be targeted, shifting blame away from immigrants, unions, and other groups of working people, like public employees. The protests have also re-fueled working people's energy after the post-Wisconsin letdown, activating the energies of many who want to collectively organize for progressive change in the interests of working people.
Funding for Non-profit Media or Public Interest Activities Part 7 of 7 - Canada's Media in Crisis Resource Type: Article First Published: 2010 A group that launches, or even refocuses, an independent news media project - or raises money for just about any public-interest activity - will probably have success in fundraising if it does the proper research and targets a unique audience. It will need to demonstrate that it offers an important public service, such as providing in-depth coverage of local political, economic, and social issues not covered adequately by other media.
Funding Revolutions? Against The Current vol. 133 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2008 Nearly every person I have encountered who is seeking liberation from the various oppressive-isms of this world has asked the fundamental question, How do I free myself (and others) from such an insidious system?
A Fundraising Success Resource Type: Article A popular way to fundraise, increase the enthusiasm and participation of volunteers, and raise public awareness about the Third World.
Further Dialogue on Pornography Resource Type: Article First Published: 1997 The Church and right-wing groups have intensified their war on the three horsemen of immorality: abortion, gays and pornography. In the struggle against this, we have emphasized the need to oppose censorship. We have also-if appropriate or necessary-defended pornography. a freer, richer, sexuality cannot evolve by somebody (experts, feminists, socialists) legislating what liberating sex is, while censoring what falls beyond the practices so defined.
Further on Marikana Miners Against The Current vol. 160 Resource Type: Article First Published: 2012 The circumstances surrounding the mass murder in Marikana, and the political wildfire it unleashed for the African National Congress and the trade union movement, are the subject of an ongoing discussion within the South African and international left. Background material on the South African political climate.
Further Particulars of the Silesian Riots Resource Type: Article First Published: 1844 The causes of these affrays were the incredible sufferings of these poor weavers, produced by low wages, machinery, and the avarice and greediness of the manufacturers.
Fury Mounts Among Greek People "Do you think we are the parasites of Europe?" Resource Type: Article First Published: 2011 Nobody trusts the government or the opposition because people blame them for starting the crisis in the first place.