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2016

  1. The ABCs of Socialism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A slim, accessible, inexpensive, irreverent introduction to socialism by the writers of Jacobin magazine.
  2. Abundance for everybody
    'Conscious food' supports a thriving urban activist community in Bolivia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A group of Bolivian activists engage in 'conscious eating' while resisting capitalism and climate change and valuing everyone's work.
  3. Academics can change the world -- if they stop talking only to their peers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Public outreach or engagement is not valued enough in universities where the emphasis is on research journal articles with tiny readerships for communication. The "publish or perish" culture is a reality at universities all over the world.
  4. ACLU Wants 23 Secret Surveillance Laws Made Public
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The ACLU has identified 23 legal opinions that contain new or significant interpretations of surveillance law -- affecting the government's use of malware, its attempts to compel technology companies to circumvent encryption, and the CIA's bulk collection of financial records under the Patriot Act -- all of which remain secret to this day, despite an ostensible push for greater transparency following Edward Snowden’s disclosures.
  5. After Malheur, the end of the beginning: war for America's public lands rages on
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those who value public lands - for economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic values - owe a debt of gratitude to Harney County, Oregon, writes Peter Walker. A violent branch of the Sagebrush Rebellion came to town, and the community told it to go away: the decisive factor in the occupiers' defeat. But the greater war for America's public lands has only just begun.
  6. After Nice, Don't Give ISIS What It's Asking For
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Not much is yet known about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old man French police say is responsible for a horrific act of mass murder last night in the southern city of Nice. In the wake of the killings, French President Francois Hollande has denounced the attack as "Islamist terrorism" linked to the militant group the Islamic State. Supporters of ISIS online have echoed these statements, claiming responsibility for the attack as another blow against its enemies in Western Europe. While the motive for the attack is still under investigation, it is worth examining why the Islamic State is so eager to claim such incidents as its own.
  7. Against Activism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Activism" stands in contrast to organizing. Organizing aims to bring people together to build and exercise power, informed by a strategic vision for acquiring power and changing society. To be an "activist" now merely means to advocate for change, and the hows and whys of that advocacy are unclear. Activist is a generic category associated with oddly specific stereotypes: today, the term signals not so much a certain set of political opinions or behaviours as a certain temperament. Worse, many activists seem to relish their marginalization, interpreting their small numbers as evidence of their specialness, their membership in an exclusive and righteous clique, effectiveness be damned.
  8. Against the Cultural Turn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The starting point of this debate is the failure of multiculturalism. It has become fashionable today to criticise multiculturalism. The trouble is, many of the criticisms are as problematic as multiculturalism itself. And I say that as someone who's been a critic of multiculturalism for more than 20 years, from well before it was fashionable to be so.
  9. Age of Austerity
    Capital, the Financial Crisis and the State in Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The financial and economic crisis of 2008 has left a continuing legacy on social welfare, showing up in slow economic growth, unemployment and underemployment, and increasing social conflict. In the debate over the future of the world economy, many foresee a long depression, and the intensification of neoliberal austerity. Geoffrey McCormack and Thom Workman's new book is concerned with Canada's unique economic and social history over the period of neoliberalism, including the financial and economic crisis of 2008.
  10. Agencies of Fear
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The article details an example of how little control the US administration can have over one of its agencies and the dangers and consequences of the situation.
  11. Agroecology Case Studies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformation respectful of farmers and their environment can yield immense economic, social, and food security benefits while also fighting climate change and restoring soils and the environment.
  12. "All changed, changed utterly": The historical significance of the Irish Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The problem with political anniversaries is that they often focus on specific dates in the past without any recognition that they are part of a longer process. Easter Monday 1916 is an iconic date in Irish history that all and sundry seek to appropriate, but it can only be understood by what preceded and followed it.
  13. Henri Alleg
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Henri Alleg (20 July 1921 – 17 July 2013), born Henri Salem, was a French-Algerian journalist, director of the "Alger républicain" newspaper, and a member of the French Communist Party. After Editions de Minuit, a French publishing house, released his memoir La Question in 1958, Alleg gained international recognition for his stance against torture, specifically within the context of the Algerian War (1954–1962).
  14. Amazing Brexit: Identity and Class Politics 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This shell of a once fighting left embraces the culture of identity but excludes the entity of class. As a result poverty has become the P-word, and the poor the pariahs of neoliberal dystopic utopia. When we talk about class in a Marxist, materialist, scientific sense, we are talking about a relation of power, specifically about who does and who doesn’t have power to shape society. Identity politics makes this conflict of interests in society invisible. Neoliberal economics, however, is class war. It has advanced in part because identity politics depoliticized the public.
  15. Americal Liberals Unleashed the Trump Monster
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Cook argues that Trump's victory was due to liberals losing rather than Trump winning.
  16. American Nuremberg: Putting Washington's War Criminals on Trial - Book Review
    Book Review of "American Nuremberg: Putting Washington’s War Criminals on Trial" by Gar Smith.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Any honest review of the aggregating crimes of America’s political leaders gives rise to a nagging question: Isn’t it time someone threw the book at them? Well, the wait is over. We now have the book.
  17. American Wasteland
    The Most Urgent Challenge for America is Its Poorly Hidden Mental Health Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hearing the phrase "mental health crisis," one may think of the epidemic of mass shootings plaguing the country since the Reagan era. Or, images may erupt of home grown terrorist attacks or the plunge toward right-wing extremism in contemporary politics. Yet, suicide outranks both homicides and car accidents as the number one killer of our fellow citizens.
  18. America's Deceptive Model for Aggression 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since NATO's 1999 war on Serbia, U.S. officials have followed a script demonizing targeted foreign leaders, calling ultimatums "diplomacy," lying about "war as a last resort" and selling aggression as humanitarianism.
  19. America's hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US' hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories.
  20. America's Social Arsonist
    Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Gabriel Thompson provides a full picture of Fred Ross,this complicated and driven man, recovering a forgotten chapter of American history and providing vital lessons for organizers today.
  21. Amid corruption, poverty and violence, Paraguay's rural poor fight for land and freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The closing down of a community radio station in eastern Paraguay is the latest example of political repression in the country with the most unequal land distribution in Latin America, and in which the media are dominated by a tiny elite of the super-rich. As small farmers begin to reclaim the land that is rightfully theirs, landowners and the state they control are striking back.
  22. Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Iowans protest the Bakken pipeline, fighting against Big Carbon and 21st century petro-capitalism.
  23. Anarchism's Mid-Century Turn
    A Review & Response: Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century,

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    No matter how one feels about it, the current state of anarchism has represented something of a mystery: What was once a mass movement based mainly in working class immigrant communities is now an archipelago of subcultural scenes inhabited largely by disaffected young people from the white middle class.
  24. Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We live in a time when state-corporate interests are cooperating to produce propaganda blitzes intended to raise public support for the demonisation and destruction of establishment enemies. Here we will examine five key components of an effective propaganda campaign of this kind.
  25. Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 2: 'Hitlergate'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As with so many propaganda blitzes, intense media coverage was triggered by 'dramatic new evidence'; namely, the discovery of a graphic posted by Naz Shah two years ago, before she became a Labour MP. The graphic shows a map of the United States with Israel superimposed in the middle, suggesting that a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict would be to relocate Israel to the US.
  26. Ancillary Lessons from Brexit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Apart from the substantive issues for the European elites of the Brexit referendum victory, two ancillary lessons have been thrust upon us, if we were not already wise to them. One, the contemptible character of the mainstream media. Two, the crucial importance of historical understanding.
  27. Anti-Intellectualism, Terrorism, and Elections in Contemporary Education: a Discussion with Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Washington DC based History Teacher Dan Falcone and New York City English Teacher Saul Isaacson sat down with Professor Noam Chomsky to discuss current issues in education and American domestic and foreign policy issues. They also discussed the place of the humanities in education and how it relates to activism, definitions of terrorism, and how education impacts the perceptions of the political process in the US.
  28. Anti-Palestine Media Bias Remains Untouchable Even to Canada’s Media Critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A recent Canadaland podcast simultaneously highlighted anti-Palestinian media bias and the fear liberal journalists’ face in discussing one of the foremost social justice issues of our time.
  29. Apartheid in the fields: From occupied Palestine to UK Supermarkets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Articles and interviews with Palestinian agricultural workers and farmers in the West Bank and Gaza, together with information on many of the Israeli exporters and UK supermarkets, as a resource for campaigners seeking to follow the call to boycott Israeli goods, companies and state institutions.
  30. Arctic Death Rattle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The warming of the Arctic negatively affects the entire Northern Hemisphere by altering jet streams at 30,000-40,000 feet altitude, which turns normal weather patterns upside down, wreaking havoc throughout the hemisphere. Even more significantly, loss of Arctic ice exposes the planet to risks of a crushing blow to the planetary ecosystem, without warning.
  31. The Arctic Turns Ugly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Runaway global warming is far and away humankind's biggest nightmare, and the Arctic is the likely perpetrator. If it happens, it'll blister agricultural foodstuff before it can reach the outstretched arms of the multitudes.
  32. Are There Lessons for Canada's Elites in the US Election?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the aftermath of the results of the US election the mix of emotions and analysis spans the spectrum from feeling sorry for the irrational and politically illiterate American voter to fear about the consequences of the election of a thuggish buffoon as president. But common to all reactions is a smugness rooted in our sense of superiority -- as if our elites are somehow more attentive to the public interest and the lives of ordinary Canadians.
  33. Are These the Keystone Cops?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The CIA owes its vaunted reputation to one source: Hollywood’s movie studios. The way the movies portray America's clandestine services goes so far beyond mere "exaggeration" or embellishment, it verges on outright hero worship, stubbornly confusing James Woolsey with James Bond. Alas, if our intel-gathering networks were a fraction as accomplished as Hollywood portrays them to be, we wouldn’t have been mired in Vietnam or Iraq.
  34. Arms, agribusiness, finance and fossil fuels: the four horsemen of the neoliberal Apocalypse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The world is in the grip of a structural war against people, land, economies and ecosystems, writes Colin Todhunter. It is being waged by a quartet of organised criminal interests bent on monopolizing energy, money, food and violence across the globe. But a deep-rooted resistance against their 'neoliberal' doctrine of death and destruction is fighting back.
  35. The Art of Spin
    How Hillary Clinton backers deployed faux feminism and privilege politics to divert attention from her destructive policies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Propaganda and misdirection have been deployed to great effect in the 2016 American election.
  36. As Corruption Engulfs Brazil's "Interim" President, Mask Has Fallen Off Protest Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Momentum for the impeachment of Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, was initially driven by large, flamboyant street protests of citizens demanding her removal. Although Brazil's dominant media endlessly glorified (and incited) these green-and-yellow-clad protests as an organic citizen movement, evidence recently emerged that protests groups were covertly funded by opposition parties. Still, there is no doubt that millions of Brazilians participated in marches demanding Rousseff's ouster, claiming they were motivated by anger over her and her party’s corruption. But from the start, there were all sorts of reasons to doubt this storyline and to see that these protesters were (for the most part) not opposed to corruption, but simply devoted to removing from power the center-left party that won four straight national elections.
  37. As Pipeline Construction and Repression Grows, DAPL Protest is Looking More Like a Mass Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A look at the escalating conflict between the DAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline, and the native tribes and activists who are resisting it. The issue is centered around the construction of a pipeline which risks the destruction of a river that serves as a main water source to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the more than 17 million people downriver.
  38. As Police Killings of Minorities Mount, Attacks on Police Like the One in Dallas, While Awful, Are Also Sadly Predictable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The tragedy that is America has deepened with the news of a sniper attack targeting police in Dallas during a protest march and rally against police brutality and killings of black people in that city. The murder of anybody, whether it's a police officer or someone who is simply stopped by a cop for a minor traffic violation and is then shot because a jumpy officer mistakes reaching for a wallet to be reaching for a gun, as happened just two days ago in Minnesota, is a dreadful thing.
  39. As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States. On June 20, cities across the Southwest and into Nevada reached all-time triple-digit highs. Meanwhile, every single state experienced spring temperatures above average, with some in the Northwest reaching record highs. These temperatures have already proved deadly, killing five hikers in Arizona earlier this month. Triple-digit heat earlier that same week is also being blamed for the deaths of two construction workers, 49-year old Dale Heitman in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 15 and 55-year old Thomas F. “Tommy” Barnes on June 14 at the Monsanto campus in nearby Chesterfield, Missouri.
  40. The Assassination of Orlando Letelier and the Politics of Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In 1976, agents working for the Chilean secret service attached plastic explosives to the bottom of Orlando Letelier's Chevrolet as it sat in the driveway of his family's home in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. There are still many unanswered questions about this time. Exactly how complicit was the U.S. in the overthrow of the Chilean government? Why did the CIA ignore a cable telling it that Chile's agents were heading to the U.S.? Why did Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State, cancel a warning to Chile not to kill its overseas opponents just five days before Letelier was murdered?
  41. At the forefront of revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The gains won by the women's liberation movement during the 1960s and 1970s, such as the right to divorce and increased reproductive rights, are real material gains. Women are told that in Britain we have never had it so good. And on the surface that can appear to be true. But, as Judith Orr points out in Marxism and Women's Liberation, "much has changed for women, but too much has not".
  42. The Attempts to disappear Garifuna people
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Development projects pushed by the government in the Atlantic coast threaten the survival of afro-descendant communities.
  43. Austerity vs. the Planet:The Future of Labour Environmentalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last December members of the International Trade Union Confederation joined other civil society activists in a mass sit-in at the COP21 talks in Paris. Unionists and their allies, some 400 strong, filled the social space adjacent to the negotiating rooms for several hours, in defiance of a French ban on protests that remained in effect in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks. The ITUC delegation demanded the negotiators go back to the table and make a serious effort to incorporate labour's demands for a just transition – which, at its heart, is concerned with making sure workers in environmentally unsustainable industries are retrained and put to work building a new, sustainable economy.
  44. Australia: 1966 Aboriginal Stockmen's Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the courageous Aboriginal stockmen's strike at the Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory (NT). On 23 August 1966, head stockman Vincent Lingiari led 200 workers out on strike against the appalling conditions under which they were forced to live and work. They walked off with their families to a nearby welfare settlement and later set up camp at Daguragu (also known as Wattie Creek). This strike by Aboriginal workers for equal pay and conditions, and protesting the abusive treatment of Aboriginal women, provided an opportunity for class-struggle unity between Indigenous and white workers.
  45. Australia's Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In my lifetime, non-indigenous Australia has changed from an Anglo-Irish society to one of the most ethnically diverse on earth. Those we used to call "New Australians" often choose 26 January, "Australia Day", to be sworn in as citizens. The ceremonies can be touching. Watch the faces from the Middle East and understand why they clench their new flag.
  46. Australia's rebel heritage of poetry and song
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ballads like the one published in Borough, London, by the famous printer HP Such, had been sold on the streets of the towns and cities from which convicts were transported to Australia from the First Fleet onwards. This street literature was hawked for less than a penny and was sung, or "chaunted" by the seller to a large audience, many of them poor. HP Such's ballad provides us with a sample of the early industrial working class' emotional and political understanding of the rising empire.
  47. Authoritarianism Means Never Having to Apologize Over Spilled Milk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Virginia a middle school student named Ryan Turk was arrested and then suspended from school for allegedly stealing a $0.65 carton of milk. Officials claim that the student tried to conceal the carton of milk and are also charging him with larceny. But there’s a problem: Ryan Turk is on the free lunches program.
  48. Away with the gatekeepers!
    The bane of cultural appropriation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the the controversies over 'cultural appropriation' and what they reveal about the degradation of contemporary campaigns for social justice.
  49. Bahrain's Government Continues to Strangle Dissent Five Years After Uprising Began
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five years after the eruption of what came to be known as the "Arab Spring" protests that spilled over from Tunisia, Bahrain's regime continues to lock up opposition leaders, sending a message of its refusal to reform or change.
  50. Baiting the Bear
    Russia and NATO

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Aggressive," "revanchist," "swaggering": These are just some of the adjectives the mainstream press and leading U.S. and European political figures are routinely inserting before the words "Russia," or "Vladimir Putin." It is a vocabulary most Americans have not seen or heard since the height of the Cold War. The question is, why?
  51. Ban of Russian Olympic Team: Cold War at its "Best"!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The West is using both old and new tactics to demonize and discredit all of its opponents, in what is becoming a new Cold War.
  52. Bank of Canada Lawsuit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit would require the publicly-owned Bank of Canada to return to its pre-1974 mandate and practice of lending interest-free money to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for infrastructure and healthcare spending.
  53. Barriers to love in Israel and Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Love Under Apartheid and IMEU released a new video "Palestinians Daring to Love" highlighting four married couples struggling to maintain love and family relationships despite the restrictions imposed by Israel's policies that systematically discriminate and segregate Palestinians.
  54. Bata’s footprint in Africa: The dark story of Canadian shoe giant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Toronto-based shoemaker took advantage of European colonialism to rapidly set up across the continent, squeezing out local footwear producers, working with apartheid South Africa and even reaching out to Uganda’s Idi Amin.
  55. The Battle of Cable Street
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Eighty years ago this week, anti-fascists in East London confronted Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts as they tried to march though what was then a largely Jewish area. Mosley's British Union of Fascists was notorious for using marches and rallies as cover for vicious attacks on Jews. The confrontation has gone down in folklore as 'The Battle of Cable Street'.
  56. The Battle of Oaxaca
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This is not just another of the many Oaxacan wars. It is part of a much more profound and extensive war that is by no means contained within the national territory itself. But the battle being waged in Oaxaca has a special meaning in that war, in the larger war.
    It is a battle long overdue. In Oaxaca people knew that many aspects of the ongoing confrontation were being postponed due to the elections. It was evident that after the elections, the attacks, provocations, and the final assault would intensify. Everywhere, preparations began.
  57. The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After six years of intense battles, two strikes, a hunger strike, and four legal sentences for anti-union activities, Starbucks reluctantly agreed to sign a collective agreement with unionized workers in Chile in May 2015. This was a huge concession for the world’s largest coffee shop chain that has long aggressively fought off unionization efforts among its 150,000 workers in 64 countries.
  58. BDS in the Crosshairs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    That project in dispute is BDS, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, promoted by civil society throughout the Western world. BDS is directed at Israel due to its illegal colonization of the Occupied Territories and its general apartheid-style discrimination against non-Jews in general and Palestinians in particular.
  59. Beating the fascists? The German Communists and political violence 1929-1933
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communist Party militants in political violence against Nazis during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33). Specifically, she aims to account for their participation in 'street-fighting' or 'gang-fighting' with National Socialist storm-troopers.
  60. Before the parade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Halifax's first generation of gay and lesbian elders forged a rainbow path that LGBTQIA and Two-Spirited activists continue to march down today.
  61. Behind Israel's campaign to vilify peace groups
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Far-right activists spying on Israeli human rights community received hidden funds from Netanyahu government.
  62. Beinart's Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you're out of the family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Even when he's serving up a soul-crushing ultimatum, you have to give Peter Beinart some credit. By comparing Israel to "your violent, drug-addicted brother," but saying that if you call the cops -- i.e., support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) -- to "make them change their destructive and self-destructive behavior” you are putting your “personal morality" ahead of family loyalty, he's enraged Israel defenders and anti-Zionists alike. In this way, he becomes the personification of the untenable situation he writes about.
  63. Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in chemistry at Noida International University. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level.
  64. The "Bernie Bros" Narrative: a Cheap Campaign Tactic Masquerading as Journalism and Social Activism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The concoction of the "Bernie Bro" narrative by pro-Clinton journalists has been a potent political tactic -- and a journalistic disgrace. It's intended to imply two equally false claims: (1) a refusal to march enthusiastically behind the Wall Street-enriched, multiple-war-advocating, despot-embracing Hillary Clinton is explainable not by ideology or political conviction, but largely if not exclusively by sexism: demonstrated by the fact that men, not women, support Sanders (his supporters are "bros"); and (2) Sanders supporters are uniquely abusive and misogynistic in their online behavior. Needless to say, a crucial tactical prong of this innuendo is that any attempt to refute it is itself proof of insensitivity to sexism if not sexism itself (as the accusatory reactions to this article will instantly illustrate).
  65. Bernie and His Critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Bernie Sanders has provided an opening that we can't squander.
  66. Berta Cáceres: her fight for human rights in Honduras continues
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last week the environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres was murdered by gunmen in an early morning attack on her home which may have been carried out by or in collusion with state agents. Now her friend and colleague Gustavo Castro, himself wounded in the attack and the only witness to Berta's murder, has been detained for questioning.
  67. Berta Cáceres, Honduran eco-defender, murdered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, days after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. Her death has prompted international outrage, and a flood of tributes to a courageous defender of the natural world.
  68. Beth Macy, Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town (2014) (Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  69. Between Marx and Freud: Erich Fromm revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    More than three decades after his death, the ideas of Erich Fromm are enjoying something of an intellectual renaissance.
  70. Between Rage and Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the nature of comteporary terror.
  71. Beware Liberals: Ridicule Will Backfire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What a year for political satire. It's nourishing; it lowers our stress level; it breaks taboos. Every democracy needs satire but one wonders how much it will count when it comes to votes on November 8th.
  72. Beware of Basic Income
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Wouldn't it be great to get a cheque every month just for being you? This is the sweet, fuzzy vision the Ontario and federal Liberals are counting on to sell their latest idea, a basic income. Just this year, the Ontario government laid the groundwork for a pilot project to test the idea. Any actual large-scale program is far off into the future, however, and that's a good thing. We need to take a hard look at the idea, especially in Liberal clothing.
  73. Beware the GMO Trojan horse! Indian food and farming are under attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Global oilseed, agribusiness and biotech corporations are engaged in a long term attack on India's local cooking oil producers. In just 20 years they have reduced India from self-sufficiency in cooking oil to importing half its needs. Now the government's unlawful attempts to impose GM mustard seed threaten to wipe out a crop at the root of Indian food and farming traditions.
  74. Beyond Banksters
    Resisting the New Feudalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Beyond Banksters explores how the powers of the Bank of Canada were appropriated in the 1970s, resulting in billions of dollars in public debt. From Milton Friedman to Justin Trudeau's Canada Infrastructure Bank, from BlackRock to crappy trade deals to Bilderberg, Nelson exposes the major players privatizing the world and creating a new state of feudalism. Icelanders resisted. Nelson says Canada must too.
  75. Beyond Bernie: The Hidden Potential of Progressive Third Parties
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What Bernie no longer articulates, and what relatively few of his new fans may realize, is that left third parties can be effective. Resisting the two-party system, even against the so-called odds, is not futile or irrational. Contrary to popular myth, it is a proven and still relevant method for advancing progressive change in the United States.
  76. Beyond Panama: Unlocking the world's secrecy jurisdictions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 21 jurisdictions covered by the Panama Papers data vary from the rolling hills of Wyoming to tropical getaways like the British Virgin Islands. But all have at least one thing in common - secrecy is the rule.
  77. Beyond the brexit debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Whatever the result of the Brexit referendum, of one thing we can be sure: Britain will neither be invaded by marauding Turks, as anti-EU campaigners suggest might happen if the country votes 'Yes', nor will Western civilization collapse, as EU president Donald Tusk fears after a 'No' vote. There will undoubtedly be economic and political turbulence, but Britain will not be staring into the abyss, however it votes.
  78. Bias in the Media: the Result of Corporate Ownership
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There may still be, perhaps in the quiet countryside somewhere, people who believe that news programs present news. It is unlikely that this is true; rather, those who rely on the corporate-owned press for information probably enjoy finding sources that support what they want to hear. And, if they are unsure of just what it is that they want to hear, their 'trusted' source will tell them.
  79. The Biased Report that led to Banning Russians at the Olympics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canadian lawyer Richard Mclaren's report infuenced the World Anti-Doping Agency to call for the banning of all Russian athletes from the Rio Games.
  80. Big Crony CEO Pay Grab: Effects Beyond Greed!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Over the past fifty years, the pay gap between many highly-paid CEOs and their employees has increased dramatically. In 1965, when they also liked to be rich, CEOs made approximately twenty times as much as their average employee, meaning they would earn their workers' average pay by the third week of January, and since the 1980s, the average difference and greed have increased. Highly-paid CEOs now make 303 times as much as their employees in a year, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.
  81. Big Papers Want Foreign Companies, Not War Crime Victims, to Sue US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The editorial boards of the US’s four most influential newspapers joined President Barack Obama in opposition to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a bill that makes suing Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks markedly easier.
  82. The Big Split
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The article depicts how despite Trump being likened to the perfect wrong play, wrong director and wrong cast as in Mel Brooks' The Producers, he has managed to claim victory. The author argues that this was more due to the Democratic party's failure than it was Trump's success.
  83. The Biggest Heist in Human History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The only way stimulus can work is if its put where it’s needed. And we can now say with 100 percent certainty, that the Fed’s stimulus wasn’t put where it was needed which is why it hasn’t worked.
  84. Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Tells how the farming village in Bil'in, located in Palestine's West Bank, has been facing its occupier, Israel, head-on. Side by side with Israeli and civil rights activists the world over, the people of Bil'in and their protests have been standing against the injustices imposed by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) since 2004. That was when the IOF's raids began to uproot the village's ancient olive trees and confiscate its farmlands, the main sources of its livelihood. All of it to build their separation wall and illegal settlements.
  85. Billionaires in Brazil: Understanding How Extreme Wealth and Political Power Overlap Everywhere
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Alex Cuadros spent years covering the billionaire class of Latin America for Bloomberg. A Portuguese-speaking American journalist who spent years based in Brazil, he has now written a highly entertaining and deeply insightful book about the particularly powerful, flamboyant, assertive, and often-crazed class of Brazilian billionaires. Titled Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country, his new book was released yesterday. Brazillionaires contains important lessons far beyond Brazil.
  86. Biofuel or Biofraud? The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Cellulosic and Algal Biofuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In November 2014, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR filed for bankruptcy, having shut down their refinery in Columbus, Mississippi earlier that year. There have been many unsuccessful biofuel ventures of this type, but KiOR's stands out for several reasons.
  87. The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canaan Fiar Trade, a co-operative farming project with a model of self-sufficiency and dignity, has grown rapidly, and now assists some 2000 small-hold farmers in the West Bank, but it still receives little more than ambivalent support from the compromised Palestinian national leadership.
  88. Birth-Control Wars: Two Centuries of Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The birth-control wars have reached a new level of contestation. On June 27th 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law -- Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt -- that sought to restrict a woman’s right to an abortion and other birth-control medical services.
  89. "Black Americans for a Better Future" Super PAC 100% Funded by Rich White Guys
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    New FEC filings show that all of the $417,250 in monetary donations to a Super PAC called "Black Americans for a Better Future" comes from conservative white businessmen-- including $400,000, or 96 percent of the total, from white billionaire hedge fund manager Robert Mercer.
  90. Black Ops Advertising
    Native Ads, Content Marketing, and the Covert World of the Digital Sell

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Black Ops Advertising dissects this rapid rise of "sponsored content," a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertising -- all under the guise of unbiased information. Covert selling, mostly in the form of native advertising and content marketing, has so blurred the lines between editorial content and marketing message that it is next to impossible to tell real news from paid endorsements. In the 21st century, instead of telling us to buy, buy, BUY, marketers "engage" with us so that we share, share, SHARE -- the ultimate subtle sell.
  91. The Black Student Rebellion of 1976
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A defining feature of the 1976 uprising was the decisive entry of black students onto the stage of history. Until the 1960s, the number of Africans in schools remained relatively low. But the urban African population was growing, especially the number of young people. And industry required a larger pool of industrial labour. So there was a rapid expansion of schooling for Africans. In 1976 there were 3.8 million Africans in schools. Nearly 10% percent of those were in secondary schools. In Soweto alone the number of secondary school students increased from approximately 12,500 to more than 34,000.
  92. Blame the Neoliberals: Democrats' Toxic Ideology Paved the Way for Trump
    How corporate centrism has failed to defeat even the most incompetent figurehead of the nativist right

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt. Neoliberalism, the party's driving force, is toxic, and it has failed not only much of the United States, but also much of the world, driving wealth into the hands of the few. Without a populist left offering an ambitious alternative to the status quo, the nativist right has thrived.
  93. Blaming Everbody
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Democratic Party brought the 2016 election disaster on themselves.
  94. Blatant Hypocrisy: the Latest Late-Night Bailout of Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The new late night deal in the Eurogroup on the new bailout for Greece is another blatant hypocrisy by the dominant European Union powers, their partner-cum-competitor IMF (aka the US) and the Greek establishment (now represented by the SYRIZA government). The new deal is an uneasy compromise subject to a continuing tug-of-war between the US (through its proxy, the IMF) and the EU.
  95. Bloggers Under Fire: The Fatal Consequences of Free Thinking in Bangladesh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Six secular Bangladeshi writers have been killed since November of 2014: Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam, literary publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, and bloggers Avijit Roy, Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, Ananta Bijoy Das and Niloy Neel. At least a dozen more bloggers and progressive activists have been killed and scores of others attacked or threatened with death for their progressive and secular views since 2005.
  96. A Blow for Peace and Democracy
    Why the British Said No to Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.
  97. A Blueprint for a New Party
    With the rise of Donald Trump, we need to think seriously about what it would take to form a democratic organization rooted in the working c

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A proposal for a national political organization that would have chapters at the state and local levels, a binding program, a leadership accountable to its members, and electoral candidates nominated at all levels throughout the country.
  98. The Body Cam Trade-Off
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ever since the Snowden revelations, both liberals and conservatives have become increasingly convinced that government surveillance and encroachment into Americans lives has spiraled out of control. That the government should play some role in providing safety and security for its citizens is accepted, but how the government achieves these goals is not as clear. We want security, but not at undue cost to our privacy.
  99. The Boy Who Could Change the World
    The Writings of Aaron Schwartz

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world.
  100. The Boy Who Could Change the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
  101. Branding Tradition: a Bittersweet Tale of Capitalism at Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's almost sugaring time here in Vermont. On our homestead we tap about 25 trees, boil down the sap on the kitchen cookstove, and - in a good year - end up with 4 or 5 gallons of maple syrup. That may sound like a lot, but since it represents our family's main source of sweetener it's rarely enough to get us through the year. By mid-winter we're usually buying syrup from a neighbor -- someone who makes his living from his sugar bush.
  102. Brazil, like Russia, Under Attack by Hybrid War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colour revolutions would never be enough; Exceptionalistan is always on the lookout for major strategic upgrades capable of ensuring perpetual Empire of Chaos hegemony. The ideological matrix and the modus operandi of color revolutions by now are a matter of public domain. Not so much the concept of Unconventional War (UW).
  103. Brazil: Social movements reject coup, take to streets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In response to a recent vote in the lower house of Brazil's parliament in favour of impeaching Workers' Party (PT) President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's two main coalitions of social movements issued the statement below on April 17, 2016.
  104. Brazil's Crisis and the New Right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff resulted from the conjunction of three factors: the rupture of the alliance with business owners, the rise of a new militant right, and the PT's serious mistakes after abandoning the streets. What remains is a wounded society and an extractive model that went unquestioned by the left and undermined the hegemony of the Lula current.
  105. Breaking Yugoslavia: How the US Used NATO as Its Battering Ram
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The United States used NATO to break up the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  106. Brexit and the Diseased Liberal Mind 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological -- and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted for leaving the European Union, just as earlier a majority of Labour party members voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader.
  107. Brexit: the English and Welsh Enlightenment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By voting for Brexit the English and Welsh have switched on the light. And, as usual, when the light suddenly conquers the dark the cracks become obvious and the cockroaches scatter. It’s a beautiful sight. The speculators and the hoarders are running for cover. And their liberal apologists are blinded.
  108. Brexit: Establishment Freak Out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The "masters of the universe" are shocked and displeased. Increasing numbers of voters are registering their anger, most recently by voting for Brexit in Great Britain. But many who voted for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during the recent US primary season were motivated by similar frustrations. And before that, there was Occupy Wall Street, los Indignados in Spain, Syriza in Greece, and other massive protests elsewhere in Europe as well. The reason is simple.
  109. Brexit and the EU implosion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The article looks into the construction of the European Union, Britaint's Brexit choice and Germany's hegemony, particularly in the euro zone.The author talks about a range of ways that financialised monopolies of the imperalist triad (Inited States, Europe, Japan) implement to dominate over the nations of the peripheries and force developing counties into the plunder of their national resources.
  110. Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that -- for once- their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline.
  111. Brexit: It's Not About the EU, It's About the EZ
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Politics is the concentrated essence of economic forces in motion."
    Forget the politics of the June 23 Brexit referendum for a minute. Let's take a look at the money.
  112. Brexit and the new hostility to participatory democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The reaction to Brexit illustrates the desperate need for the Left to return to first principles. For, as the result broke on social media, a remarkable number of progressives directed their anger not at anti-immigrant demagogues and opportunist politicians but against the voters themselves and the very idea of a referendum in which they might express their will. It's merely the most recent illustration of a growing estrangement from democracy, not only on the mainstream Right but also on the Left.
  113. Brexit: the British Working Class has Just Yawned Awake
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The referendum has engaged all kinds of people who were politically indifferent 6 months ago.
  114. Bring on the Crackup: Hoping for a Trump - Sanders Election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There is every reason to think that electoral "politics" in the United States (and most places) is bullshit. For people who yearn for a very different world to get involved in this "process" -- which is almost entirely scripted by people who absolutely do not yearn for a very different world -- is a big waste of energy and commitment. The arguments here are addressed to the yearners, who I will call "radicals" -- people who recognize that the only real solution to the many problems facing humanity today is a qualitative, even epoch-making, change. When I say "we," I mean those of us who yearn for and work for such a change.
  115. Britain, Europe and the Real Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The decision by British voters last week to leave the European Union has brutally exposed two features of contemporary British politics. The first is the depth of popular disaffection with mainstream political institutions. The second is the paralysis of the political class in the face of this disaffection.

    The Brexit victory was buttressed by a coalition of disparate social groups. Traditional Conservative supporters in the shires and the suburbs have long been suspicious of the European project. Few were surprised that they voted in large numbers against EU membership. What shocked many politicians and pundits about the referendum result was the extent of hostility in traditional Labour Party heartlands, in the North of England, in the Midlands and in the Welsh valleys.
  116. Brutal, opaque, illegal: the dark side of the Tres Santos 'mindfulness' eco-tourism resort
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A small fishing community in Mexico's Baja California is playing involuntary host to a gigantic tourism and real estate development. And while the branding of the Tres Santos resort is all about mindfulness, ecology and sustainability, the reality is one of big money, high level politics, and the unaccountable deployment of state violence against those who dare oppose it.
  117. Bucharest's housing crisis: post-Communist restitution victimises Roma
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Twenty-five Roma families were evicted from an apartment block in Vulturilor Street, Bucharest, in 2014, turned out of homes they had rented from the state for nearly 20 years. The entrance to their alleyway was sealed off with a metal sheet.
  118. Building a progressive majority
    Left strategy after the Brexit vote

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After the EU referendum we are seeing both horror at anti-migrant sentiment and pandering to it -- but only a radical economic offer can carve a way through.
  119. Burying the White Working Class 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for a broader anti-working class agenda. The white working class is a zombie that doesn't know it's dead. Or if it's not fully zombified yet, its members are all too busy cleaning their AR-15s and posting racist comments on YouTube to vote for a progressive. That is, if they're not already on the Trump bandwagon, which they probably are. At least that's what the Democratic Party wants you to believe.
  120. C.L.R. James's "Critical Support" of Fidel Castro's Cuba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    C.L.R. James's "critical support" of Fidel Castro’s Cuba is little understood among scholars of his life and work. This essay explores James’s 1967–1968 visit to Cuba and reconstructs private debates and discussion on Cuba within his revolutionary organizations, based in Detroit, in the 1950s and 1960s, and among anti-imperialist movements. Many of James's commentaries and disputes were consistent with his attempts to reconcile anti-colonialism with direct democracy and workers self-management.
  121. Can we combine intersectionality with Marxism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Neoliberal austerity is impacting particularly hard on women. Capitalism relies on women not just directly as workers who generate surplus value but also to provide the primary carers for the next generation of workers and increasingly for the sick and elderly as social service cuts bite. Reproductive rights face serial attacks and domestic violence and other forms of endemic sexism in capitalist society mean that the fight for women's liberation and, in the shorter term, the fight to defend those rights women have won so far from being rolled back remain key issues for socialists.
  122. Can we shop our way to a better world?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In this article Umair Mohammad summarizes arguments from the introduction and first chapter of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism. Mohammad argues that lifestyle change and 'ethical consumerism' are not bridges to effective social change, but barriers to it. To build effective social movements, he says, we must begin by rejecting individualist approaches.
  123. Can You Figure Out What This Chart Means?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. economy is in the throes of the lousiest recovery since World War 2. The so called monetary stimulus has failed to lift the economy out of the doldrums or produce the robust recovery that they promised. Instead, US gross domestic product, (GDP) has been plodding-along at an abysmal 2.2% since 2009, which is far below the 3.6% average of the prior 60 years.
  124. Canada Since 1960: A People's History
    A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
  125. Canada's Liberal Government Joins NATO's War Escalation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canadians who hoped the October 2015 federal election would usher in changes to the aggressive, foreign policy of the defeated Conservative government are wondering what happened to their wishes. The transition in imperialist foreign policy from the Harper Conservatives to the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals has been utterly seamless, if not predictable.
  126. Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible for the contamination.
  127. The Candidate
    Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Chronicling Jeremy Corbyn's rise to the position of leader of Britian's Labour Party. An insiders look at the events that led to his appointment.
  128. Cap and Clear-Cut
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jerry Brown basked in adulation during his whirlwind trip to Paris, and the evening of December 8 figured to offer more of the same. Standing alongside governors of states and provinces from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, California's governor planned to tout his state's leadership role on global climate policy. The event was one of 21 presentations that Brown delivered during a five-day swing through France during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21). His busy schedule included a stately private meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and presentations at events organized by the French, German, Chinese, and US governments.
  129. Capital in context
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Deciphering Capital by Alex Callinicos is the impressive balance sheet of some 30 years of research. Its starting point is a thesis completed at Oxford in 1978 entitled "The Logic of Capital", which distanced him at one and the same time from both the surrounding Hegelian Marxism and the empiricism of Ernest Mandel.
  130. Capitalism and Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the United States, many take for granted that freedom and democracy are inextricably connected with capitalism. Milton Friedman, in his book Capitalism and Freedom, went so far as to argue that capitalism was a necessary condition for both.
  131. 'Captain Elder Brother' and the Whirlwind Army
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At 94, a forgotten hero of India’s struggle for freedom returns to the scene of his most daring exploit in the anti-British Raj uprising that saw a parallel government established in Satara, Maharashtra, in 1943.
  132. The Case Against Bombing ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The military campaign against ISIS is just the latest phase of US imperialism in the Middle East.
  133. The Case Against Glyphosate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On 13 April, 2016, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to restrict certain permitted uses of the toxic herbicide glyphosate, best known in Monsanto's Roundup formulation.
  134. The Case Against Ratifying the TPP
    The Case Against Ratifying the Trans Pacific Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  135. The Cashless Economy of Chikalthana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An article about the cash crisis in the Indian village Chikalthana.
  136. Cataclysm 1914
    The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This collection argues that the First World War -- and its consequences -- was perhaps the defining moment of 20th century world-politics.
  137. Celebrating Mother Jones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This week commemorates the anniversary of the Haymarket Affair, International Workers' Day, and the claimed birthday of Mother Mary Harris Jones. While the United States' official Labour Day falls in September, the international community celebrates workers and workers rights on May 1st, in recognition of actions taken by Americans in 1886, and the events that led up to the Haymarket Massacre.
  138. The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Seed is central to all five issues. The way in which seed is produced has been arguably their major cause. But it can also be the solution to all these issues.
  139. A Century of Theft From Indians by the National Park Service
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Mojave National Preserve is run by the National Park Service, which, in contrast to previous times, has been including more Indian history in its displays and programs.
  140. Chain of Title
    How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The account of how a car dealership worker, a nurse, and a forensic expert discovered the foreclosure fraud perpetrated by America's biggest banks.
  141. Charged with murder, but they didn’t kill anyone -- police did
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A Reader investigation found ten cases since 2011 where police killed a civilian in Chicago and charged an accomplice with the murder.
  142. Charter Schools Increase Fraud, Corruption, Chaos, and Anarchy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Charter schools, which barely make up seven percent of U.S. schools, are often accused of taking all the antisocial, antipublic, and antipeople practices of medieval autocrats and opportunuties to new extremes. Shawgi Tell looks into the issue of privatization of education that will intensify in the months ahead.
  143. Charting Environmental Conflict - The Atlas of Environmental Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Another tool supporting the growing movement and better global awareness is the Atlas of Environmental Justice. The EJAtlas is packed with qualitative information about almost 1800 environmental conflicts.
  144. Chávismo and Its Discontents
    International Left Intellectuals Respond to Venezuelan Government's Legislative Election Setback

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five hours after the polls had closed, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced a landslide victory for the opposition in Venezuela's the National Assembly elections. The response of international left intellectuals has ranged from critical support to outright rejection of the socialist project in Venezuela. We argue for the importance of recognizing the overarching influence of US imperialism and for the acceptance of using the state as an instrument of popular power by the international solidarity movement.
  145. A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq. Despite supporters initially celebrating Chancellor Angela Merkel's actions, many Germans have begun voicing concerns about when this acceptance of migrants will come to an end. But while the adults in Germany have expressed mixed reactions to the refugees, German author Kirsten Boie wants children at least to realize that a refugee child is just like any other kid in the world.
  146. China on Strike
    Narratives of Workers' Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Through first person accounts, the book details the growing unrest, destabilization and strikes in factories that are gripping China.
  147. CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal. A former US official who had seen some of the photographs described them as “very gruesome”.
  148. CIA planned rendition operation to kidnap Edward Snowden
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prepared to kidnap Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed illegal and unconstitutional mass spying by the National Security Agency (NSA), documents obtained by the Danish media outlet Denfri show.
  149. Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives, even at a time when city planners are suggesting reducing or even eliminating car use in cities.The article looks into the benefits of the new technologies, as well as benefits of public transit.
  150. A Citizen's Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The goal moving forward must be to create a critical citizen consciousness, so the masses don't simply "accept what they're told" once every four years by the pretty faces running for office. What follows is a primer for readers to help in their conversations with friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and family, to fight back against the racist, classist propaganda so often employed against disadvantaged groups in the U.S.
  151. Class Is in Session
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Millennials are better educated than ever. They also overwhelmingly identify as working class.
  152. Class is More Intersectional than Intersectionality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Left as it exists currently is often ashamed of and apologetic for its class struggle orientation, chasing after demographic-specific oppression issues. An approach that leans toward greater emphasis on a class struggle focus is actually more intersectional than a focus which gives more attention to demographic-specific issues than to class.
  153. Class War in the British Labour Party
    Tories, Blairites Turn the Screws on Jeremy Corbyn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the British Labour Party last September, the party has been in a state of internal class warfare. Corbyn is a decades-long member of old Labour’s left wing and is hugely popular among working people. Pitted against Corbyn and his followers are the vast majority of Labour Members of Parliament (MPs) who uphold the legacy of Tony Blair and are unashamedly committed to "free-market" capitalist exploitation and imperialist military slaughter in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

    ...

    James Bronterre O’Brien, an Irish-born leader of the Chartists, gave voice to the need for the working class to fight in its own interests instead of begging its oppressors:

    "My motto is... 'What you take you may have.' I will not attempt to deal with the abstract question of right, but will proceed to show that it is POWER, solid, substantial POWER, that the millions must obtain and retain, if they would enjoy the produce of their own labour and the privileges of freemen."
  154. Class War in the Confederacy
    Why Free State of Jones Matters

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Free State of Jones may well be the most politically important film about the civil war and its aftermath to appear in a quarter century. Free State of Jones is a proper antidote to identitarian thinking, which has mystified popular understandings of the past, and how we approach political action in the present. In contrast to the prevailing view among so many nowadays that racism has always been and continues to be the main barrier to any progressive left politics, this film reminds us of a more complex history, where anti-slavery politics, Radical Republicanism and mass action created the short-lived progress of Reconstruction.
  155. Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of reads, shares, likes, upvotes, and re-tweets -- making it easy to lose sight of what really defines the usefulness of an article: political impact.
  156. Climate Justice and Palestine: the New Intersectionality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The repeated failures of international and governmental agencies to effectively deal with the disastrous changes that threaten the entire planet have sparked local indigenous and small farmer activism from Bolivia to Palestine.
  157. Climate justice and the prospect of power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A balance sheet of the movement to block the cross-Toronto 'Line 9' pipeline project. With notes on the meaning of "climate justice" and the relationship of socialism to social movements.
  158. Climate justice movement shakes Canada's New Democratic Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The impact of the Leap Manifesto at the party convention, argues Richard Fidler, opens major opportunities to deepen the debate on climate justice and to build an ecosocialist left in and around the NDP.
  159. Climate Justice Transitions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The devastating fires in Fort McMurray show the urgent need to transition to an economy that supports people and the planet, and this is part of a transition in climate justice politics.
  160. Climate Migrants Lead Mass Migration to India's Cities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    South Asia will be severely impacted by climate change and cause challenges that the government must resolve.
  161. Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo.
  162. Close Calls: We Were Much Closer to Nuclear Annihilation Than We Ever Knew
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The proposition that nuclear weapons can be retained in perpetuity and never used -- accidentally or by decision -- defies credibility. This unanimous statement was published by the Canberra Commission in 1996. Among the commission members were internationally known former ministers of defense and of foreign affairs and generals.
  163. Coal companies trying to revive 'zombie' open cast mines in Wales
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A tangle of undercapitalised companies are coming forward to cash in on old deep coal mines in Wales - by digging them all out from above from huge open cast pits. But local communities, alarmed at the noise, pollution and destruction of landscape, increasingly see coal as an industry that's best consigned to the scrapheap.
  164. Colonialism and Nationalism in the Building of Liberation Movements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This is an excerpt from It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment.
  165. Coming Cutthroats and Parting Pirates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Shoot them down!" That’s one answer to the problem of refugees and immigrants flooding into Germany, clearer even than any Trump-wall. It was offered by Frauke Petry, head of Alternative for Germany (AfD), the fast-growing party which, now at 12 percent nationally, has moved up into third place, outstripping the Greens and the Left party (LINKE).
  166. Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren't
    Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become.
  167. The Commons and the Centennial of the Easter Rising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A hundred years ago today in Dublin the Easter Rebellion commenced. This was an urban insurrection, in the revolutionary tradition. Not more than a thousand participated. It lasted five days, before the British military killed hundreds, and executed sixteen including those who had signed the Proclamation of the Republic.
  168. The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The striking thing about re-reading Marx's Communist Manifesto is how each time you return to it, it seems more not less relevant than the last time. Chillingly, it seems to be describing the globalised, war-torn, crisis-ridden world of the 21st century. In many ways this is because it is a document ahead of its time, whist being firmly rooted in it. Its predictive power and vision are central to its resonance.
  169. Communities at Risk
    Hazards of LNG

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    The proposed LNG Terminals and Tanker Routes for BC put coastal communities at risk. Know the Hazards of LNG Transportation and advocate for the adoption of the SIGTTO safety standards.
  170. The Compelling Memoirs of Ali Abumghasib
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ali Abumghasib knows little about the current intrigues of the Fatah Movement, or, perhaps, he is just not interested. Now living in an old, rusty and tiny caravan somewhere in Gaza, Ali has no money, no family, but also no regrets. We spoke at length about his life. He wanted to share his story, and I wanted to understand what went wrong in what was once Palestine's leading movement.
  171. Congo's Environmental Paradox
    Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Congo has natural resources the world needs. Its forests count in the fight against global climate change and Congo's farmers could feed all of Africa's population. The Inga hydroelectric site has the potential to light up the entire continent. Congo's incredible natural wealth has the potential to contribute to development in this troubled central African country -- but structural problems, cultural factors, poor governance and predation remain serious challenges.
  172. Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, and feel that their wild homes and habitats are extensions of our own. And hence, that they are as deserving of our care as human neighbours - if not more so.
  173. Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, and feel that their wild homes and habitats are extensions of our own. And hence, that they are as deserving of our care as human neighbours - if not more so.
  174. The Conquest of Bread
    Review article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kropotkin’s classic, The Conquest of Bread, reveals problems of radical politics and organisation that remain vital today, argues Dominic Alexander.
  175. Containing the United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With Hillary Clinton about to be elected and some advanced cadres of the war party preparing to take charge, who is going to contain the United States? The U.S. political system has failed its populace and the world and has imposed no brakes on the war machine. The UN and EU are still too much under the U.S. thumb. Russia and China are too weak and with too flimsy an alliance system to threaten U.S. hegemony and do more than make direct U.S. aggression against themselves very costly.
  176. Conversations about Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At first, the scene appears tense. Twenty-one Israeli soldiers in full combat gear are arrayed in a neat line across the main road of the small village of Al Ma’sara, just south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Several of the soldiers wear partial balaclavas which obscure their features, leaving their faces visible only from the eyes up. They stand expectantly, some with their hands resting casually on the butts of their rifles.
  177. Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There was a time in the United States when it was not only common knowledge, but commonly reported, legislated, and adjudicated that crime is a function of poverty. This went out sometime during the Carter Administration, its demise heralded by the appearance in 1975 of James Q. Wilson's Thinking About Crime, where he first aired the broken-windows theory,which holds that punishment has to be harsh for minor violations of public order to incentivize criminals against larger violations.
  178. Corbyn's Millions - Blair's Millions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While 'social media' like Facebook and Twitter are forms of corporate media, it is unarguable that they and other web-based outlets have helped empower a serious challenge to traditional print and broadcast journalism. For the first time in history, uncompromised non-corporate voices are able to instantly challenge the filtered 'mainstream' version of events. This certainly helps explain the rise of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Podemos in Spain, and now Bernie Sanders in the US.
  179. Corporate climate risk is about profit, not fixing the problem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Corporate 'risk management' is concerned with protecting profits, not with protecting the planet or human beings.
  180. Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their documents ought to be a wonderful thing.
    Unfortunately the leaker has made the dreadful mistake of turning to the western corporate media to publicise the results. In consequence the first major story, published today by the Guardian, is all about Vladimir Putin and a cellist on the fiddle. As it happens I believe the story and have no doubt Putin is bent.
    But why focus on Russia? Russian wealth is only a tiny minority of the money hidden away with the aid of Mossack Fonseca. In fact, it soon becomes obvious that the selective reporting is going to stink.
  181. Corporate power and the moulding of truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The corporate dominance of 'free' media in western democracies imposes deep structural constraints on what may be reported, and how. Syria is now the latest example of skewed reportage - and even journalists seeking to analyse the problem must carefully avoid the real reasons for it.
  182. Corrupted Science: the DEA and Marijuana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While I was on my book tour for Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto, I was shocked to discover how many Americans didn’t know our Founding Fathers grew cannabis.
  183. Countering Pro-GMO Deceptions in the British Press
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In his recent piece for The Times newspaper in the UK, Viscount Matt Ridley argues that a new report from the American National Academies of Sciences (NAS) leaves no room for doubt that genetically engineered crops are as safe or safer, and are certainly better for the environment, than conventionally bred crops.
  184. The Cowards' Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The condemnation of Radovan Karadzic to forty years of imprisonment by the International Crime Tribunal-Yugoslavia occasions these reflections.
  185. The Cowliphate and Poisoned Kids: Twin Assaults on The Commons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When I opened up my Facebook feed today, 90 percent on the items on my feed were equally divided between the Bundy Cowliphate here in Oregon and the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, my hometown. Given my decades of Public Lands’ Conservation activism, both topics are dear to me.
  186. Crime or Punishment Why Wall Street Elites Don't Do Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Illicit financial behavior has been decriminalized in the United States -- for all practical purposes. Despite the revelations of massive misconduct by banks and other financial services businesses, criminal investigations are rare, indictments exceptional and guilty judgments extraordinary. Most potentially culpable actions are overlooked by authorities, slighted, reduced from criminal to civil status when pursued, individuals evade penalties much less punishment, and the appeals courts take extreme liberties in exonerating culprits when and if the odd conviction reaches them. The last mentioned are establishing new frontiers in the formulation of ingeniously sophistic arguments to justify letting financial malefactors off the hook.
  187. Crime & Public Shaming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shaming is one of the oldest forms of social regulation and, in the U.S., has long been employed to enforce social order -- specifically to fight crime and suppress unacceptable beliefs and practices. Today, there is an apparent rise of public shaming either as an alternative or supplement to incarceration. On February 8th, 2016, Pres. Obama signed the “International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking” (H.R. 515), the first law in U.S. history in which a special symbol will be placed on a citizen's U.S. passport to identify that the individual was convicted of a sex crime.
  188. Crimea, Georgia and the New Olympic Sport: Russia Bashing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  189. Crowds and Party
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Dean argues that class struggle and the party form are not obsolete, and this renewal has caused great enthusiasm in left politics.
  190. The Crusade in Favor of GMO: Falsehoods and Vilification Will Not Fool the Public
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Pro-GMO campaigners often attack critics of the technology by claiming their negative views of it emanate from well-funded environmentalist groups or commercial interests in the organic food sector. The assertion is that such bodies promote falsehoods and scaremongering about GM to protect their own interests and that the GMO agritech sector has fallen victim to this.
  191. Cuadrilla versus The Nanas - #IamTinaRothery
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thanks to fracking company Cuadrilla, grandmother Tina Rothery will be in court tomorrow over a £55,000 'debt' imposed on her for joining a peaceful occupation of a fracking site in Lancashire. But as she explains, she can't pay, she won't pay, and even if she could pay, she wouldn't. Someone has to stand up to corporate vandalism and abuse of justice - and in this case, it's her, no matter what the consequences.
  192. The Culture That Created Donald Trump Was Liberal, Not Conservative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Now that Donald Trump, the candidate, has become both widely popular and deeply loathsome, we're seeing a cataract of editorials and commentary aimed at explaining how it happened and who's to blame. The predictable suspects are trotted out: the Republican Party, which had been too opportunistic and fearful to stand up to its own candidate, Fox News, which inflamed the jingoes, and white working-class voters, unhinged by class envy and racial resentment.
  193. Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline.
  194. The Dangers of Anti-Trumpism
    Silvio Berlusconi's tenure as Italian prime minister shows how not to resist an authoritarian demagogue.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Comparisons between Donald Trump and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi abounded throughout the presidential election campaign. We can draw some important lessons if we move our attention away from the apparent similarities between Berlusconi and Trump, and focus instead on the analogies between anti-Berlusconism and the shape anti-Trumpism threatens to take.
  195. The Dark Side of Clean Energy: Industrial Wind Plantations in Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  196. Days of Rage
    America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    An account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements in the United States in the 1970s.
  197. The deadly racism of the 'anti-racist' liberal imperialist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When it comes to hypocrisy, the pro-war Western ‘liberal’ is in a class of his own. While professing opposition to racism, the pro-war liberal is cheerleader for the most dangerous and deadly form of racism in the world today - contemporary US/Western imperialism.
  198. Dear Sisters, They Are Killing Our Trees
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    People in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India, are fighting to keep their forests in the face of a threatened dam project which would submerge their ancestral lands.
  199. Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More
    A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    So I'm a skeptic, but with a small S, not capital S. I don’t belong to skeptical societies. I don’t hang out with people who self-identify as capital-S Skeptics. Or Atheists. Or Rationalists. When people like this get together, they become tribal. They pat each other on the back and tell each other how smart they are compared to those outside the tribe. But belonging to a tribe often makes you dumber.
  200. Death In Honduras - The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  201. Defend Brazil!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Enough weeping! Latin America has wept incessantly, continuously, for years, decades and centuries. Its people robbed of everything since the days of Columbus, since Potosi. Tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions have been slaughtered here, in the last five centuries; first by the conquerors, then by their descendants and serfs, and finally by the Empire of Lies as well as the treasonous local 'elites'.
  202. Defending Exxon's Denial: It's Their Right to Free Speech!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the world of science denial, Money is Speech, corporations are people, Donald Trump is Galileo, and apparently, lying to your customers and shareholders is exercising your constitutional rights.
  203. Defending the Faith
    The Catholic Church waged a century-long war against the Irish left.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ireland's foremost socialist knew that the British Empire and Irish capitalists weren't the only challenge he and his comrades faced. "In dealing with Ireland," James Connolly wrote in 1910, "no one can afford to ignore the question of the attitude to the clergy." Connolly's subject of discussion was a 1830s Owenite cooperative that enjoyed brief success, in large part because nearby clergymen didn't oppose it.
  204. Democracy and Popular Sovereignty instead of Neoliberal Integration and a failed Euro-System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This document was commonly developed by people from the Lexit Network. It was written and agreed before the Brexit referendum and was not intended to influence the popular vote one way or another. With the implementation of the European single market and the Maastricht Treaty, European integration was established as a neoliberal project for the long run. The Stability- and Growth Pact, the fundamental freedoms of the single market and the European monetary union, among other elements, constituted a framework that has fueled austerity policies, the dismantling of workers’ rights and the welfare state and imposed privatization throughout the EU member states.
  205. Democracy was never intended for degenerates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This is not a left vs right debate -- today, as a century ago, the anti-democratic impulse comes from both left and right, from both reactionaries and self-defined progressives.
  206. The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Advocacy group Environment America has "crunched the numbers" in an effort to reveal who the largest polluters of American waterways are. The culprits that crack the top-15 list may very well surprise you.
  207. The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Just about fifty years ago when I was becoming politicized around the war in Vietnam, I began searching desperately for information and analysis that could explain why this senseless war was taking place. After taking out a subscription to I.F. Stone’s Weekly that an old friend had recommended, the scales began to fall from my eyes.
  208. Destroying Detroit Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Detroit Public School system has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers. The result has been a staggering debt, now more than half a billion dollars, with a 50% decline in the number of students served. More students attend charter schools than the public system, but as there is no oversight over charters, poorly run schools continue year after year.
  209. Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Everyone claims to want to end the war in Syria and restore peace to the Middle East. Well, almost everyone.
  210. The Devil Capitalism Makes Us Destroy Our Planet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Capitalism is asking us to choose between jobs and the future livability of our planet. Capitalism tells us it makes sense to flood some of the best food growing land in B.C. and build a dam to provide electricity for Alberta's tar sands; capitalism says build more pipelines across B.C. and allow hundreds more oil tankers every year to sail through pristine waters; capitalism doesn’t care that more carbon extraction will guarantee our planet is cooked.
  211. A Different Kind of Safe Space
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Words are dangerous, but not as dangerous as efforts to suppress them, be it by government or dean -- and certainly not as insidious as self-censorship.
  212. Digital Disconnect and its adverse impact on how (or whether) we engage with nature
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the Digital Schoolhouse programme starts a national roll out to schools across the UK, scientists warn that digital disconnect can mean caring less - for each other and the environment.
  213. Digital Labor and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This article reviews the role of the international division of labour in classical Marxist concepts of imperialism, and extends these ideas to the international division of labour in the production of information and information technology today. Sigital labour, as the newest frontier of capitalist innovation and exploitation, is central to the structures of contemporary imperialism.
  214. Digital Labour and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A century has now passed since Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916) and Bukharin's Imperialism and World Economy (1915), as well as Rosa Luxemburg's 1913 Accumulation of Capital. All spoke of imperialism as a force and tool of capitalism. It was a time of world war, monopolies, antitrust laws, strikes for pay raises, Ford's development of the assembly line, the October Revolution, the Mexican Revolution, the failed German revolution, and much more. It was a time that saw the spread and deepening of global challenges to capitalism.
  215. Dirty Fossil Fuel 'Business-As-Usual' Tactics Spew Out Of The International Maritime Organization At COP22
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The shipping industry needs to clean up its CO2 emissions now. The IMO's own Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014 report stated that by 2050, CO2 emissions from international shipping could grow by between 50 percent and 250 percent, depending on future economic growth and energy developments.
  216. Disability, resistance and revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The number of disabled people has grown from around 10 percent of the world population in the 1970s to 15 percent, 1 billion people, today. The World Health Organisation predicts that this figure will continue to grow as the world's population ages and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease and stress related illness increase. Severe physical injury in warfare and road traffic accidents as well as industrial injury, malnutrition and insanitary living conditions also remain major causes of serious impairment. Around the world disabled people are among the most marginalised -- suffering poorer health outcomes, lower levels of educational achievement and higher levels of unemployment and poverty than non-disabled people.
  217. The Disneyfied Narrative of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Pinocchio and Little Red Riding Hood still believe in the impartiality of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). I have yet to meet either a partial or an impartial Serb that shares their sentiments. Toward the political bazaar in Hague the Serbs feel what has been hurled at them by the institution’s creators since the early 1990s -- disdain, occasional profanity, and boiling resentment. Those are the only self-defense tools available to the tired citizens of a small, impoverished country.
  218. Disobedience
    The rise of the global fossil fuel resistance

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    Disobedience is a film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.
  219. Divine wilderness: John Muir's spiritual and political journey
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For John Muir, founder of America's national parks, immersion in nature was a blessing providing direct communion with divinity,and the cause of a spiritual awakening that inspired his life's work: to preserve wilderness and communicate the beauty, wonder and fragility of nature, sharing widely the source of his own enlightenment.
  220. "Do Not Resist": The Police Militarization Documentary Everyone Should See
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On a sunny afternoon last summer, Craig Atkinson, a New York City-based filmmaker, stood in a front yard in South Carolina surrounded by several heavily armed police officers. Inside, they found a terrified family of four, including an infant. As the family members were pulled outside, Atkinson's camera captured a scene that plays out with startling regularity in cities and towns across the country, one of many included in his new documentary, "Do Not Resist," an examination of police militarization in the United States.
  221. Does the United States Still Exist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution? Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution we would be a different country. Therefore, to lose the Constitution is to lose the country.
  222. Don't weep for censoring, right-wing Postmedia newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Another 90 dedicated journalists in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa lost their jobs Tuesday as cutthroat Publisher Paul Godfrey slashed away again in an effort to turn Postmedia into a profit-making business. In a bizarre move, two competing papers will continue to be separate entities, but there will be one set of editors and most journalists will be shared.
  223. Donald Trump and the Vicious Culture of Neoliberal Mass Idiocy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. media and educational elites share responsibility for creating a world where a despicable idiot like Trump coud be president.
  224. Don't build Jew-only towns on the rubble of Bedouin villages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel's government is now free to expel 1,200 of its Bedouin citizens from their 'unrecognised' villages in the Negev desert, following a Supreme Court decision not to hear their appeal. Now only one thing can save the Bedouin, their communities and their way of life: an international outcry.
  225. Dorothy Day Refuses To Duck-And-Cover
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On June 15th, 1955, Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day joined a group of pacifists in refusing to participate in the civilian defense drills scheduled on that day. These drills were to prepare the citizenry in the event of a nuclear attack, and involved evacuations of city centers, taking shelter in subway tunnels, and, for schoolchildren, "duck-and-cover" to hide under their school desks. Such actions would be futile if a nuclear attack were underway, but the drills were part of a government propaganda program to convince Americans that nuclear weapons were a necessary part of the US arsenal, and that it would be possible to survive a nuclear war.
  226. The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi's Murder
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since 2003, Gaddafi had worked hard to repair his reputation for financing terrorism; his proposal for a trans-African banking system never reached fruition. Freedom and justice were never part of the West's agenda.
  227. A Drone Protestor Heads to Jail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Fifty-nine-year-old Mary Anne Grady Flores will serve six months for photographing a protest of an airfield in upstate New York where drone pilots are trained and from where missions are carried out.
  228. Dumbass Democrats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Democrats were oblivious to the deep discontent among the American people because that simply does not figure into their clever and cunning calculations. Why should it? Fear, lesser of two evils, scapegoating, palace politics -- all these things worked in the past, didn't they?
  229. DuPont May Dodge Toxic Lawsuits By Pulling a Disappearing Act
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    First DuPont spun off much of its environmental liability into a new company known as Chemours. Now the company plans to merge with Dow.
  230. A Dweller in Peace
    The Life and Times of Daniel Berrigan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renowned anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, died at age 94.
  231. The Easter Rising, My Grandfather and the Untold Story of Sir Roger Casement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 100th anniversary of the Easter uprising of 1916 saw the beginnings of a deeper appreciation of the achievements of Sir Roger Casement who was hanged as a traitor in Pentonville prison on 3 August 1916. Over the following century he has never lacked for notoriety, famous as an Irish patriotic martyr, but discussion of his life has frequently focused on his sexuality and revolved around the "Black Diaries" that were covertly used by the British government to blacken Casement's name and sabotage the campaign against his execution.
  232. Echoes From the Past: Creating the Underclass
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kenan Malik explores the late twentieth century 'underclass' debate, and what it tells us about the changing character of the perceptions of race and class.
  233. Echoes From the Past: the Racial View of Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How the Victorian elite saw class in racial terms. Malik challenges conventional ways of thinking about the historical roots of racial ideas, and demonstrates how much of racial thinking originated not in the context of perceptions of non-Europeans but to a large extent at home out of the relationship between the elite and the masses. And that is what makes this material important in thinking about contemporary discussions of the working class. Today, elite views of the working class are rarely racialized, at least in an overt fashion. Yet, many of the themes, especially about the character of the 'unrespectable' working class, remain, though they necessarily have to be expressed in a different language. What is of interest here is to understand what has changed as well as what remains the same in thinking about democracy and the working class.
  234. Electoral Politics and the Illusion of Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We have all been told a lie. The lie that says democracy can be maintained only through voting, through purely representative, parliamentarian means. When the founding fathers set up the Constitution and Bill of Rights, they were wary of any truly popular, working and middle class control of the United States. Our government was to be run as a republic, designed by elites, for the elites. Our three branches of government were not simply invented for checks and balances: another reason was to stymie any massively popular mandates that would go against the interests of the oligarchy.
  235. Eleven years of protesting Israel's occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Al Jazeera spoke with 11 villagers on the anniversary of Bilin's weekly protests against Israel's separation wall.
  236. Elie Wiesel: Poseur for Peace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the midst of another Israeli operation in Lebanon, this one in 2006, Wiesel stood in front of a crowd in Manhattan (along with then Senator Hillary Clinton) and declared "Israel defends herself, and we must say to Israel 'Go on defending yourself.'" His final years didn't slow him down. Wiesel took out a full page ad in newspapers across the country during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict fully supporting Israel's effort (Human Rights Watch went on to document several instances of war crimes by the Israeli military) without a syllable about diplomacy except that 'before diplomats can begin in earnest the crucial business of rebuilding dialogue…the Hamas death cult must be confronted for what it is'.
  237. The elites hate Momentum and the Corbynites - and I'll tell you why
    The movement that backed the Labour leader challenges MPs and journalists alike -- because it's about grassroots democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the rolling catastrophe of what's already being called the "chicken coup" against the Labour leadership winds down, pretty much all the commentary has focused on the personal qualities, real or imagined, of the principal players. Yet such an approach misses out on almost everything that's really at stake here. The real battle is not over the personality of one man, or even a couple of hundred politicians. If the opposition to Jeremy Corbyn for the past nine months has been so fierce, and so bitter, it is because his existence as head of a major political party is an assault on the very notion that politics should be primarily about the personal qualities of politicians.
  238. Emerging workers' movements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since the 1980s the institutionalisation of global neoliberalism has been pursued based on a range of ideological claims which have been advanced (or at least accepted) across the political spectrum. These claims include the arguments that the working class is increasingly a thing of the past, both structurally (as industry gives way to services and information) and politically (as traditional left parties embrace varieties of neoliberalism); that globalisation is reducing world poverty and that as a result the global middle class is expanding rapidly; and, seemingly logically, that radical politics are a thing of the past.
  239. The Empire Strikes Back
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you argue a case strongly on the internet you must expect to receive robust argument back. Plus the odd insult. There has been plenty of both in reaction to my posts about corporate media control of access to the data in the Panama Papers. But I believe it is fair to say that the overwhelming public feeling I have picked up through monitoring online discussion worldwide, is that the full data should be made available online in searchable form so that the public can look through it and form their own conclusions.
  240. Erdogan is Strengthened by the Failed Coup, But Turkey is the Loser
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Looks into the impact of the recent (2016) coup attempt in Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's counter-coup.
  241. Eritrea commits crimes against humanity, UN says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people "enslaved", the UN has said. The crimes committed since 1991 include imprisonment, enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killings, and rape and murder, said the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on human rights.
  242. Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
  243. Ethiopian Protesters Endure Brutality and Censorship Amid Land Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Students in Ethiopia's largest administrative region, Oromia, have been braving state-sponsored violence and censorship since November 2015 to protest a government development plan.
  244. Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine: Home Demolitions on the Rise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, an Israeli NGO, the Israeli government has demolished 28,000 Palestinian structures since the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza began in 1967, resulting in the homelessness and suffering of untold numbers of people. There is little ambiguity about the morality of this form of ethnic cleansing, and even most Israeli legal scholars agree that it is in contravention of international law.
  245. European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unification of Europe has brought about radical new divisions within Europe. The most significant split is between the people and their political leaders.
  246. Every 25 Seconds, Cops Arrest Someone for Drug Possession
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The war on drugs may have failed, but it certainly hasn't ended: Every 25 seconds in the U.S., someone is arrested for drug possession. Arrests for the possession and personal use of drugs are boosting the ranks of the incarcerated at astonishing rates - with 137,000 people behind bars for drugs on any given day, and 1.25 million every year.
  247. Evicted
    Poverty and Profit in the American City

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Matthew Desmond examines the impact on the poor in the United States of rising housing costs and declining/stagnating incomes in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash. Many tenants in the U.S. now pay more than 50 per cent of their incomes in rent -- over 70 per cent with the soaring costs of utilities included -- challenging their ability to survive on a daily basis.
  248. The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development of Workplace Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  249. Excerpts from Endgame: Pacifism 
    Part 1 of 3

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Derrick Jensen looks at the main arguments normally presented by pacifists and examines them to see if they make any sense.
  250. Extinction
    A Radical History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Some thousands of years ago, the world was home to an immense variety of large mammals. From wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers to giant ground sloths and armadillos the size of automobiles, these spectacular creatures roamed freely. Then human beings arrived. Devouring their way down the food chain as they spread across the planet, they began a process of voracious extinction that has continued to the present. This relentless extinction, Ashley Dawson contends in a primer that combines vast scope with elegant precision, is the product of a global attack on the commons, the great trove of air, water, plants and creatures, as well as collectively created cultural forms such as language, that have been regarded traditionally as the inheritance of humanity as a whole.
  251. Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s state unequivocally "there is no doubt" that CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels was a growing "problem" well understood within the company.
  252. The FBI Wants Teachers To Go Stasi On American Kids
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While Apple and the federal government duke it out over the encrypted phone of a dead terrorist, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is keeping things old school by advocating that educators start paying close attention to any radical leanings among their students.
  253. The FBI's secret biometrics database they don't want you to see
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getting out to the public. The Department of Justice has come up with a proposal to exempt the biometric database from public disclosure. It states that the Next Generation Identification System (NGI) should not be subject to the Privacy Act, which requires federal agencies to give people access to records that have been collected concerning them, "allowing them to verify and correct them if needed."
  254. Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There is a change being made in food production that have individual reaping healthier and energy preserving benefits.
  255. Feral 'Roundup Ready' GM alfalfa goes wild in US West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A USDA study shows that a GM alfalfa has gone wild in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. This may explain GMO contamination incidents that have cost US growers and exporters millions of dollars - and it exposes the failure of USDA's 'coexistence' policy for GMOs and traditional crops.
  256. 50 Years Later, Protesters in Texas Reenact a Farmworker Strike That Is Scarcely Mentioned in History Books
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the summer of 1966, hundreds of farm workers in Texas marched from Rio Grande City to Austin -- almost 500 miles over 90 days -- to demand change. They weren’t asking for anything fancy. They wanted better wages, restrooms and uncontaminated water for the people cultivating and picking melons and other crops. Now 50 years later, more than 100 people -- some who were at the original strike in Starr County -- are are marching again.
  257. Files linking Britain to Israel's nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Official documents on Britain's relationship with Israel, including papers on "military and nuclear collaboration" in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.
  258. Finally, a Wall to Unite People, Not Divide Them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Throughout history, walls have been a symbol of separation, segregation, and division. However, a new phenomenon called "walls of kindness" (Deewar-e-Meherbani) is doing just the opposite. Faced by cold weather, Iranians began outdoor charity drives for the homeless and needy by building "walls of kindness." The walls feature clothing hooks beside the phrase, "Take one if you need it. Give one if you don't." Iran's campaign to clothe the poor has developed into an international onslaught of donations, coats, hats, trousers, and warm apparel.
  259. The Financial Invasion of Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Greece's economic crisis has perhaps been eclipsed by Europe's refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and by the forthcoming Brexit referendum. But it has not gone away. Greece's Syriza coalition faced violence on the streets and a 3-day general strike last week that brought much of the country to a halt. In spite of the protests the government of Alexis Tsipras pushed through legislation to amend the country's tax and pension system with the backing of 153 MPs, a measure required by the lenders in order to continue the debt negotiations.
  260. The Financial System is a Larger Threat Than Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers' burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign "threats," such as the Taliban, that remain undefeated after 15 years. All this time the financial system, working hand-in-hand with policymakers, has done more damage to Americans than terrorists could possibly inflict.
  261. Fire and Blood
    The European Civil War, 1914-1945

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Europe's second Thirty Years' War -- an epoch of blood and ashes.
  262. The Fire Each Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, and suddenly there was light, and warmth, and the gathering at the hearth. The gods never forgave, and ever since periodically they thrust a torch into villains' hands and watch the hearths burn and bring the roofs down. Civilization weeps, in Troy, Hiroshima, Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Syria.
  263. First Steps of Participatory Research Project: Indigenous Languages and Digital Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The rapid development of digital media, which began during the last decade of the 20th century, has had unanticipated effects at the beginning of the 21st century. Peoples, whose cultures and languages were marginalized and displaced by the Nation-State, have appropriated -- slowly, but surely -- these media to reassert their cultural and linguistic presence in cyberspace.
  264. Fishers and plunderers: The tragedy of the commodity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Overfishing, pollution and warming water have pushed the world’s oceans into crisis. If nothing is done the results will be catastrophic for marine systems and the billions of humans who rely on them. To stop this destruction our society has to be organized in a completely different way.
  265. Five Revealing Facts About Homeless Youth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The federal government has set a goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020 with Opening Doors, a strategic plan released in 2010. But as the plan acknowledges, figuring out how many youth are homeless is no easy task.
  266. Flint drinks lead-laden water; Republicans attack Clean Water Act
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To save a small amount of money residents of Flint, Michigan, have been forced to consume hazardous levels of lead in their drinking water. Just the moment for the Republican House Speaker to attack the Clean Water Act.
  267. The Flint River Lead Poisoning Catastrophe in Historical Perspective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By now the main facts of the Flint River lead poisoning are pretty well known and essentially undisputed. A spectacular regulatory failure by all levels of government -- enabled by Michigan Governor Snyder's unprecedented "emergency management" policies for African-American majority cities. The big remaining question is why this disaster happened?
  268. The Flint Water Crisis is Not Without Parallel in Michigan History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the days, weeks, and months following a disaster people feel uncertain about real and perceived risks. The parties directly involved a disaster as well as other organizations such as public agencies, governmental bodies, corporations, the media, and environmental groups release a cacophony of information and disputations that the affected population and the general public see as conflicting and confusing. In the process victims and the general public struggle to gain credible sources of information in an attempt to make sense of an event and unpack the truth in order to assign, meaning, blame, and responsibility as well as develop coping strategies and effective remedies. This informational uncertainty can also result in the lack of an effective response between responding governmental agencies on all levels as witnessed in the ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan.
  269. Flint's poisoned water and capital's second contradiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The politicians who poisoned the water supply in Flint are as bad as they come, but it's the system they serve that makes such disasters inevitable.
  270. The Flowers of Rojava: A Feminist Revolution in Northern Syria 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Janet Biehl speaks about her recent visit to Rojava, Kurdistan where Kurdish men and women have organized themselves into a democratic autonomous region.
  271. A Food Renaissance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colin Tudge reports on The College of Real Farming and Food Culture; a project designed to tackle the current issues in global food production. The current system is not fit for purpose but through a holistic approach and an overhaul of current mainstream agriculture, achieving a balance between feeding the world and conserving the environment is within grasp.
  272. Food sovereignty and climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Climate change has become, in a short time, one of the "global affairs" of critical importance in our times. It has now penetrated every sphere of our social and political life to the point of acquiring a centrality that dangerously makes it seem natural.
  273. Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn't exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure. Since all assignments of mortgage should have been prepared and recorded within days of the transfer or sale -- and the failure to do so irreparably ruptures chain of title -- the companies would seem to be looking for time travelers or magicians. Or maybe they want to manufacture false evidence to introduce into courts as a means to take away people's homes.
  274. Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Every day in America, people continue to be kicked out of their homes based on false documents. The settlements over allegations of robosigning, faulty paperwork, and illegal mortgage servicing didn’t end the misconduct. And law enforcement, along with most judges and politicians, have looked away in the mistaken belief that they wrapped up a scandal that just goes on and on.
  275. Forests and Crops Make Friendly Neighbors in Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The ways to better agricultural development is to promote co-existence of farming and forestry, and encourage farmers to be productive and competitive.
  276. Former Cleanup Workers Blame Illnesses on Toxic Coal Ash Exposures
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There have been numerous cases of workers getting sick after exposure to ash.
  277. Forsaken
    The Persecution of Christians in Today's Middle East

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Across the Middle East, Christian communities today find themselves the victims of widening repression: massacres, expulsions, and brutally enforced restrictions on the right to worship have all become commonplace. Such persecution has now reached the point where, in the region that was once its birthplace, Christianity's very existence is under threat.
  278. 45 Days of Solidarity
    How Verizon workers outmatched the country's largest telecommunications company.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The strike by 39,000 Verizon workers -- members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) -- ended after forty-five days with a tentative agreement announced late last week.
  279. 41 Years Since Jumping Bull (But 500 Years of Trauma)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Leonard Peltier writes about his own case and about the 500 years of violence and injustice directed at indigenous peoples.
  280. Fossil Capital: the rise of steam power and the roots of global warming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We all know that coal and steam vanquished over water power in Britain's - and the world's - industrial revolution, writes Irma Allen. But as Andreas Malm sets out in his fascinating new book, the deciding factors in that victory were the unconstrained mastery over people and nature that coal provided mill owners. And so the model was set for the fossil age that may only now be coming to an end.
  281. A fossil free world must be founded on a Just Transition for workers and their communities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Climate impacts hit working people first and with extreme weather events, changing seasons and rising sea levels, whole communities stand on the frontlines. The challenge of industrial transformation is both an imperative and an opportunity. We know there are jobs in action on climate, millions of jobs. With infrastructure investment projected to be up to US$90 trillion by 2030. This means jobs.
  282. Four Harsh Truths for Canada's Lovestruck Pipeline Politicians
    A reality check for our bitumen-besotted leaders.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There are four obvious (and very conservative) reasons why more pipelines don’t make any kind of economic, energy or climate sense. These truths also explain the growing opposition to the corrupt National Energy Board that still approves pipelines without due process and ignores their impact on global pricing, let alone the science on climate change.
  283. Free Speech and Double Standards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  284. Free State of Jones: Three cheers!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From 1863 to 1865, Newton Knight (1837-1922), a white, antislavery farmer in Jones County in southern Mississippi, led an insurrection against the Confederacy. Inspired by Knight's life and struggle, Free State of Jones, written and directed by Gary Ross, is a fictional account of an enormously compelling, but little known chapter in American history.
  285. Freeing Julian Assange: the Final Chapter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the epic miscarriages of justice of our time is unravelling. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention -- the international tribunal that adjudicates and decides whether governments comply with their human rights obligations -- has ruled that Julian Assange has been detained unlawfully by Britain and Sweden.
  286. From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  287. From Hillsborough to pesticides
    Establishment cover-ups, lies and corruption

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The British establishment does nothing quite so well as lies, cover-ups and high-level corruption - whether it's the Hillsborough disaster or permitting polluters to poison us. Georgina Downs won her own High Court legal victory protecting rural residents from pesticide exposure as long ago as 2008 - only to have it snatched away as Court of Appeal judges closed ranks.
  288. Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We are being told to eat local and seasonal food, either because other crops have been tranported over long distances, or because they are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses. But it wasn't always like that. From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.
  289. FSNL, 1979 and today: Nicaragua's compromised revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Sandinista revolution happened over 30 years ago, but FSLN has completely altered within the past few years to a neoliberal organization.
  290. Full Democratic Rights for Transgender People!
    "Bathroom Bill" Bigotry

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Transgender and gender non-conforming people -- that is, anyone whose appearance, behavior or dress falls outside of bourgeois gender norms -- face an exceptionally high degree of harassment. Around 75 percent of transgender students report being verbally harassed at school and more than 30 percent physically assaulted. Transgender individuals are vulnerable in public spaces, especially if the difference between their preferred gender identity and their biological sex is apparent. Barring them from bathrooms would turn them into criminals while inviting further harassment and physical violence. Everyone -- regardless whether they match the skirt-clad or pants-clad signage on the door -- should be able to go about their business in peace.
  291. The "Fundamentalism" in Police Operations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As police murders accumulate, and police chiefs get fired and replaced because they cannot stop it (as in Oakland and San Francisco), the notion that this represents a political crisis becomes a truism. It is not a "crisis of policing," which would suggest a situation beyond the capacities of the police. It is the police who have become the crisis. In Oakland, on July 7, 2016, 5000 people came to demonstrate on one day's notice against the two police killings that had occur the previous two days out of a profound awareness of the malignity afoot – and they shut down the Interstate. The magnitude of this crisis is represented by its insidious repetitiveness.
  292. The Funny Business of Farm Credit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In May of 1998 we held a conference dedicated to two Government-sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In my statement to that assembly, I noted that both corporations had been enjoying good times, but cautioned that one of the unintended consequences of fat profits over a long period is the tendency of both government and private corporations to start believing in the fantasy of ever-rising profits. GSEs often escape the accountability that Congress or regulatory agencies should impose.
  293. Fury at Israeli plan to build town on historic Muslim village
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Netanyahu government agrees to first new Palestinian community in 68 years -- exclusively for the Druze -- on refugees' land
  294. Fury at Israeli plan to build town on historic Muslim village
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Netanyahu government agrees to first new Palestinian community in 68 years -- exclusively for the Druze -- on refugees' land.
  295. Gatekeeper
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    In 2015, there were 24.025 documented suicides in Japan. A retired police detective dedicates his life to preventing deaths at Japan's suicide cliffs, providing emergency assistance and counseling even as tourists flock to the site, attracted by its notoriety as a popular suicide destination.
  296. The Gatekeepers Aren't Gone
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Viral content seems democratic. But it's still mostly controlled by big media companies.
  297. The Genius of Huey P. Newton
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To those of us who were alive -- and sentient, the name Huey P. Newton evokes an era of mass resistance, of Black popular protest and of the rise of revolutionary organizations across the land. To those of subsequent eras, youth in their 20s, the name is largely unknown, as is the name of its greatest creation: The Black Panther Party.
  298. Genocide by Prescription: The "Natural History" of the Declining White Working Class in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The white working class in the US has been decimated through an epidemic of 'premature deaths' -- a bland term to cover-up the drop in life expectancy in this historically important demographic. This is the first time in the country's 'peacetime' history that its traditional core productive sector has experienced such a dramatic demographic decline -- and the epicenter is in the small towns and rural communities of the United States.
  299. Genocide in Plain Sight: Shooting Bushmen From Helicopters in Botswana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In a healthy democracy, people are not shot at from helicopters for collecting food. They are not arrested, stripped bare and beaten while in custody without facing trial. Nor are people banned from their legitimate livelihoods, or persecuted on false pretenses. Sadly in Botswana, southern Africa's much-vaunted ‘beacon of democracy', all of this took place late last month in an incident which has been criminally under-reported. Nine Bushmen were later arrested and subsequently stripped naked and beaten while in custody.
  300. Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to see coal-fired power plants and oil refineries and chemical plants shut down we need to have a real vision about what the future looks like for those workers, their families and their communities.
  301. Ghostbusters, GMOs and the Feigned Expertise of Nobel Laureates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last week a controversy erupted just as the Roberts-Stabinow Digital Divide GMO labeling law was being discussed in the Senate. It involves a letter signed by 100+ Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace for being "anti-scientific" in its stance against the proliferation and continued use of genetically engineered organisms.
  302. Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption
    Millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of current and former world leaders, politicians , public officials, and wealthy individuals around the world.
  303. Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be useful to consider a selection of relevant literature to see what it says about the role of organic farming, how this model of agriculture impacts farmers and whether or not it can actually feed the global population.
  304. Global pitbulls: the US military mission to support corporate colonialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With its 800 bases in 80 countries, the US's global military domination is often seen as an altruistic exercise to ensure world peace and harmony. It is, of course, the opposite: the essential underpinning of the US's predatory economic power, always ready to strike down any challenge to the rights and privileges of its corporate conquerors and financial oligarchy.
  305. GMOs, Development and the Politics of Unhappiness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and sell a system which by its very nature is designed to benefit a minority at the expense of the majority.
  306. The God that fails: C-51, review committees and the dangers of window dressing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Among the Harper era's most destructive legacies is a toxic stew of repressive "anti-terror" laws that, in building on similarly repressive measures brought in under Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, extended major new powers to Canadian state security agencies Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP, among numerous others.
  307. God's Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For the last seventy years all chemical and biological technologies, from genetic engineering to pesticides, have been built on a myth of precision and specificity. They have all been adopted under the pretense that they would function without side effects or unexpected complications. Yet the extraordinary disasters and repercussions of DDT, leaded paint, agent orange, atrazine, C8, asbestos, chlordane, PCBs, and so on, when all is said and done, have been stories of the steady unraveling of a founding myth of precision and specificity. Nevertheless, with the help of industry propagandists, their friends in the media, even the United Nations, we are once again being preached the gospel of precision. But no matter how you look at it, precision is a fable and should be treated as such.
  308. Good nutrition begins in healthy soils
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There's no such thing as 'healthy food' if it's not produced by sustainable farming systems on living soils, Patrick Holden told the recent 'Food: The Forgotten Medicine' conference. But after 70 years of industrial farming, there's a huge job to be done to restore our depleted soils and the impoverished genetic diversity of our seeds and crops.
  309. Goodbye to democracy if TTIP is passed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The leaked chapters of the EU-US TTIP 'free trade' deal reveal a shredding of health, environmental and other protections for consumers and citizens. It's a wet dream for corporate monopolists and profiteers, and the elite bureaucrats that serve them. But for civil society it represents an irreversible destruction of democracy itself.
  310. The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected.
  311. The Great Acceleration
    An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Since the mid-twentieth century, the accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolled experiment. The Great Acceleration explains its causes and consequences, highlighting the role of energy systems, as well as trends in climate change, urbanization, and environmentalism.
  312. The Great Class War
    1914-1918

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war itself. As Pauwels sees it, war seemed to offer major benefits to the European upper classes of the early twentieth century, who felt threatened by the seemingly irresistible process of democratization or, as they saw it, the "rise of the masses." War was expected to serve as an antidote to social revolution, causing workers to abandon socialism's focus on overthrowing the established order via internaitonal worker solidarity in favour of nationalism and militarism.
  313. The Great Inequality
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. Michael Yates explains what inequality is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author’s own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience.
  314. The Great Libya War Fraud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Coming so soon after the incomplete but still damning exposure of the Iraq deception - with the bloodbath still warm - the media's deep conformity and wilful gullibility on the 2011 Libyan war left even jaundiced observers aghast. It was clear that we were faced with a pathological system of propaganda on Perpetual War autopilot.
  315. The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Chris Hedges has a discussion with the economist Michael Hudson (author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy) on a great Ponzi scheme that not only defines not only the U.S. but the global economy, how we got there and where we’re going.
  316. The Great Seed Piracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also individuals like Bill Gates, the "richest man in the world". When the Green Revolution was pushed in India and Mexico, farmers' seeds were "rounded-up" and locked in international institutions, which used these seeds to breed green revolution varieties which responded to chemical inputs.
  317. Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.K. government has announced that it is will be illegal for "local [city] councils, public bodies, and even some university student unions ... to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products, or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank." Thus, any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face "severe penalties."
  318. Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Describes how the Greek goverment is forced to extract income and wealth from its workers and small businesses resulting in a new form of financial imperialism that smaller states and economies, planning to join larger free trade zones and 'currency unions' should avoid at all cost.
  319. Green by default - how a nudge and wink can save the planet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There's a simple way to induce us to make good environmental choices: make them the default setting. Whether it's selecting double sided photocopies or renewable electricity tariffs, defining easily-overridden 'green defaults' is by far the most efficacious means to influence consumer choices for the environment and the planet.
  320. Green transformation is a political project, not an economic one
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There is a need for public policy in order for green initiatives to be tangiblem in-depth projects.
  321. Growing International Movement Seeks to Place Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A lawsuit filed in Canada in March 2016 is seeking to halt a major $15 billion sale of light-armoured vehicles to the government of Saudi Arabia, part of a growing international movement to stop arms sales to the Saudi government over its alleged war crimes in Yemen.
    The suit, filed by University of Montreal constitutional law professor Daniel Turp, argues the vehicle sales to Saudi Arabia violate a number of Canadian laws.
  322. The Guangdong Six and the rule of law (of value): Preliminary theses on the December 3 crackdown
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Information about the December 3, 2014 crackdown on Chinese labour activists is now widely available in English and several other languages, but there has been little satisfactory analysis of its significance -- in relation to business as usual in China, to comparable situations in other countries, or to workers' struggles as such.
  323. Guaranteed income's dangerous outcome
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Ontario Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne is talking about a guaranteed basic income for all residents. It sounds great; in fact it sounds too good to be true. There are a number of very different models of guaranteed annual income (GAI) out there, and there are proponents on both the right and left. In Canada, most GAI proposals have come from the right and, importantly, at times when capitalism is experiencing crises.
  324. Guardian sinks into gutter on Corbyn - again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeremy Corbyn today launched a review into the Labour party's supposed "anti-semitism crisis" -- in fact, a crisis entirely confected by a toxic mix of the right, Israel supporters and the media. I have repeatedly pointed out that misleading claims of anti-semitism (along with much else) are being thrown at Corbyn to discredit him.
  325. Halle/Chomsky: An Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Among the elements of the weak form of democracy enshrined in the constitution, presidential elections continue to pose a dilemma for the left in that any form of participation or non participation appears to impose a significant cost on our capacity to develop a serious opposition to the corporate agenda served by establishment politicians. The position outlined below is that which many regard as the most effective response to this quadrennial Hobson's choice, namely the so-called "lesser evil" voting strategy or LEV. Simply put, LEV involves, where you can, i.e. in safe states, voting for the losing third party candidate you prefer, or not voting at all. In competitive "swing" states, where you must, one votes for the "lesser evil" Democrat.
  326. Hanford's Leaky Nuke Tanks and Sick Workers, A Never-Ending Saga
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's been a toxic few weeks at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington. Not that this is exactly news -- Hanford is the most radioactive site in North America and is thereby always toxic. But what is news is how dangerous and negligent the remediation efforts at Hanford continue to be.
  327. Happy Activism
    Six ways to make our movement strong and feed our spirit.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How do we make environmental organizations attractive to large numbers of people? And how do we keep these folks engaged for the years, even decades that it will take to create a sustainable society? My interest here is not to enumerate people’s reasons for activism but rather, based on these reasons, to articulate principles that movement organizers should follow to bring people to the cause.
  328. Here We Go Again, Trash-Talking The Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This column begins with a brief story about the author's two grandmothers who lived in trailer homes.
  329. Here's How To Craft A Winning Climate Message
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A guide to fighting back against dirty energy industry spin when discussing the climate crisis. The Climate Solutions for a Stronger America messaging guide is based on data from a repeat national survey of likely voters. Researchers examined the data to determine how to successfully communicate climate issues and identified three top-performing messages.
  330. The hidden treasures of Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A small room on a rooftop in the occupied Gaza Strip’s crowded Beach refugee camp resembles a miniature archaeological museum. It is the workshop of Nafez Abed, 55, who studies archaeological artifacts in order to replicate them in exquisite detail. Abed copies antiquities photographed in history books and ones he’s seen during visits to archaeological sites across Gaza, which many a civilization has passed through, as well as in other Arab countries and Europe.
  331. Hillary Clinton, The Vote, and Contemporary Feminism's Class Blindness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The feminist fight for libreration has been sidelined.
  332. Hillbilly Elitism
    The American hillbilly isn't suffering from a deficient culture. He's just poor.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is not aimed at that underclass (few books are), but rather a middle- and upper-class readership more than happy to learn that white American poverty has nothing to do with them or with any structural problems in American economy and society and everything to do with poor folks' inherent vices.
  333. A historic turning point in Brazil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    President Dilma Rousseff's suspension is a historic turning point in Brazil -- the end of an era of Workers' Party (PT) national governments that began in 2002 with the election of Lula. The PT won four presidential elections, two with Lula (2002 and 2006) and two with Dilma (2010 and 2014). This political crisis and historic turning point is intertwined with an equally deep economic crisis -- in 2015 GDP shrank by 3.8 percent in Brazil and, taking into account IMF projections for 2016, GDP might shrink by a further 3.5 percent. These data suggest that now there is an economic crisis similar to the crisis of 1929-31, when Brazilian GDP shrank by 8.1 percent.
  334. A History of the Barricade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The barricade is the iconic tactic of historic class struggles, and its history is engagingly explored in Hazan's history, finds William Booth.
  335. History of the Equals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Mahdi Ganjavi interviewed Professor pETER Linebaugh during his visit with a special focus on two of his major contributions to a Marxist study of "history from below": The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic, and The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century.
  336. A History of Silencing Israeli Army Whistleblowers: From 1948 Until Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One might expect that only historians would care to revisit the 1948 war that created Israel. And yet the debate about what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions.
  337. A History of Student Movements and Activism at Evergreen State College and the Greater Nation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Students and student movements have played a major role in struggles for reform and revolution in the United States and around the world. Before I turn to Evergreen, I will give a few examples, mainly from the United States in the 1960’s. I will also share a few conclusions based on many years of activism with student movements.
  338. A History of Violence
    Living and Dying in Central America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This is a book about one of the deadliest places in the world: Central America.
  339. The History Thieves
    Secrets, Lies, and the Shaping of a Modern Nation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Ian Cobain uncovers the role of secrecy in the British state - and the lies, omissions and misrepresentations we've been fed to maintain the facade of a fair and just Britain.
  340. The History Thieves - Review
    How Britain covered up its imperial crimes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Ian Cobain's book The History Thieves, an engrossing study which identifies secrecy as a 'very British disease', exploring how, as the empire came to an end, government officials burned the records of imperial rule.
  341. Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home.
  342. Homes Demolished in the South Hebron Hills
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israeli authorities have destroyed 24 homes in the South Hebron Hills. The homes lie within an area which Israel claims as Firing Zone 918, in which approximately 1000 Palestinian civilians live in 8 villages.
  343. A house divided: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Something remarkable happened over the summer of 2015. Immediately after Ed Miliband resigned following Labour's defeat in the general election, the grip exercised by Blairism over the Labour Party had seemed set to continue grimly on. The field competing for the Labour leadership was confined to various shades of uninspiring Blairites, with the supposedly "left" candidate, Andy Burnham, rushing to distance himself from the unions. Even after Jeremy Corbyn threw his hat in the ring, most (including Corbyn himself) assumed he would be soundly beaten.
  344. How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History
    More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history. They carried cane knives (used to harvest sugar cane), hoes, clubs and some guns as they marched toward New Orleans chanting "Freedom or Death."
  345. How a PR company manufactured the Labour coup - Part I
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the chaos surrounding Jeremy Corbyn continues at an unprecedented rate, The Canary can exclusively reveal more elements to the Labour coup that has been unfolding since the EU referendum result. In an overarching investigation, more links have come to light between Portland Communications, its subsidiaries and parent company, members of staff both there and at the Fabian Society and the Progress wing of the party.
  346. How a Selective Boycott Can Boost External Support for Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The pro-Palestine solidarity movement could enlarge its following, convince more influential supporters, and get past trivial, harmful and sectarian disputes -- if it wants to. A boycott must be humanist, as is the cause of supporting Palestinian self-determination. Boycotting humanism allows the cynical internal corrosion of any political movement of the left.
  347. How Big Oil seeps into Canadian academia
    Canada's oily universities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For years, Royal Dutch Shell has tried to portray itself as one of the good guys in the battle against climate change. It recently completed improvements to an oil upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan, near Edmonton, to capture up to a third of its greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to removing the annual pollution of about 250,000 cars.
  348. How can we destroy capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Corporate Watch's new publication, 'Capitalism, What is it and how can we destroy it?' provides an accessible introduction to capitalism and explores how we might bring about its ending. What is capitalism? An economic system built on private property, markets, exploitation and profit, enforced by state violence. But also, digging deeper, a culture of fear and passivity, in which we learn to see the natural world, other people, and even ourselves, as objects to be owned and managed, bought and sold.
  349. How Did We Get Here? What Lies Ahead?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We need to understand the reasons why Trump won the 2016 U.S. election. This requires recognizing the uniqueness of this election on multiple fronts. Trump’s victory was just as much about the Democratic Party's implosion as it was about the triumph of Trump's "outsider" political campaign. The Republican victory was not driven by the party's ascendance among the public at large. If anything, the party is in big trouble looking ahead.
  350. How Did We Get Into This Mess?
    Politics, Equality, Nature

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This selection from George Monbiot's journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, the crisis of inequality, the corporate takeover of nature, our obsessions with growth and profit and the decline of the political debate over what to do.
  351. How The Guardian Undermines Jeremy Corbyn and the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    teleSUR spoke to David Cromwell and David Edwards, co-editors of Media Lens, about The Guardian and corporate media's bias against Labour party leader Jeremy Cobyn.
  352. How Israel aims to redefine 'ethnic cleansing'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say.
  353. How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party's anti-Semitism crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last year, socialist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party by a landslide. Since then, there has been a steady flow of claims by Israel’s supporters that Corbyn has not done enough to combat anti-Semitism.
  354. How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, "Mekorot", decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages around Nablus, among other regions. Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians.
  355. How Most Aid to the Palestinians Ends up in Israel's Coffers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While Europe may think of itself as part of an enlightened West, using aid to defend Palestinians' rights, the reality is less reassuring. The aid may actually be making things significantly worse.
  356. How Not To Fund Infrastructure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Recycling is supposed to be a good thing, so when the federal Liberals quietly announced that "asset recycling" would be part of their strategy for meeting their much-ballyhooed infrastructure promises, not many eyebrows were raised. They should have been. Asset recycling is an obscure code word for selling our public goods for private profit. It's privatization by another name.
    Don't have the taxes to pay for new buses? It's okay, you can sell your electricity utility to pay for them instead. In fact, this is precisely what the Ontario Liberal government is doing. Already 30 per cent of the profitable Hydro One have been sold and another 30 per cent will be sold before 2018. A public Hydro One could more directly fight climate change, lower energy costs for the poor or work with First Nations on whose lands generation often happens. A private Hydro becomes an instrument for profit first with other goals secondary.
    What the Liberals have started in Ontario will soon be rolled out across Canada. Here are the problems with these schemes.
  357. How Propaganda (Actually) Works 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
  358. How Putin Derailed the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Whitney argues that Washington is involved in a grand project to remake the world in a way that better meets the needs of its elite constituents, the international banks and multinational corporations.
  359. How the Easter Rising changed the world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Chris Bambery argues that the Easter Rising relaunched the struggle for independence in Ireland and inspired national liberation movements globally.
  360. How the left should deal with the referendum results
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With many of the old political certainties breaking up, the left have to rise to the challenge.
  361. How the Media Manipulated the Democratic Primary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Though it might not always seem like it, the news media is composed of human beings. Humans aren't, can’t be, and possibly shouldn't be, objective. Still, there's a reasonable expectation among consumers of political news that journalists of all political stripes strive to be as objective as possible. At their minimum, media outlets ought to be straightforward about their biases. They certainly shouldn't have, or appear to have, their thumbs on the scales.
  362. How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions
    Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down
    Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ownership of offshore assets in protracted divorce proceedings.
  363. How The Press Hides The Global Crimes Of The West: Corporate Media Coverage Of Chad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the essential functions of the corporate media is to marginalise or silence acknowledgement of the history -- and continuation -- of Western imperial aggression. The coverage of the recent sentencing in Senegal of Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, for crimes against humanity, provides a useful case study. The verdict could well have presented the opportunity for the media to examine in detail the complicity of the US, UK, France and their major allies in the Middle East and North Africa in the appalling genocide Habré inflicted on Chad during his rule - from 1982 to 1990. After all, Habré had seized power via a CIA-backed coup.
  364. How the West Creates Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Terrorism has many forms and many faces, but the most terrible of them is cold cruelty.
    And so the West linked terrorism with Islam, which is one of the greatest cultures on earth, with 1.6 billion followers. In order to make Islam a worthy enemy, the Empire had to first radicalize and pervert countless Muslim movements and organizations, then create the new ones, consequently training, arming and financing them, so they could really look frightening enough.
  365. How the West's Economic Sanctions are Inflicting Suffering on Ordinary Syrians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US and EU economic sanctions on Syria are causing huge suffering among ordinary Syrians and preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid, according to a leaked UN internal report.
  366. How the White Helmets Became International Heroes While Pushing U.S. Military Intervention and Regime Change in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Created by Western governments and popularized by a top PR firm, the White Helmets are saving civilians while lobbying for airstrikes.
  367. How to Make Union Meetings Interesting and Useful
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Meetings should give members a sense of power by bringing them together. They can see and feel that they are not alone, that others have similar problems, and that others have found solutions. They can learn from each other, combine ideas, and build something bigger.
  368. How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Michael Hudson argues that military interventions in the Middle East created refugee streams to Europe that were in turn used by the anti-immigrant right to stir up xenophobia.
  369. Human nature
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Jason W Moore's book on world-ecology, Capitalism in the Web of Life.
  370. Humans will be remembered for leaving a 'plastic planet'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  371. Hunger in Venezuela? A Look Beyond the Spin
    Special Report

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Venezuala has food shortages when it comes to specific foods, but there have been grassroots and governmental responses.
  372. Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The gloomy and repulsive night when the female President of the 7th largest economy in the world was the prey of choice fed to a lynch mob of hyenas in a drab, provincial Circus Maximus will forever live in infamy.
  373. The Hypocrisies of Terror Talk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The religious identity of terrorists and the place where terror strikes shapes the rhetoric that media uses to describe the perpetrators and places.
  374. I Don't have to be what you want me to be
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    'A strange fate befell Muhammad Ali in the 1990s', Mike Marqusee writes in Redemption Song, his wonderful, illuminating study of 'Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties'. ‘The man who had defied the American establishment was taken into its bosom. There he was lavished with an affection which had been strikingly absent thirty years before, when for several years he reigned unchallenged as the most reviled figure in the history of American sports.' The global outpouring of grief, affection and tribute to Ali this weekend has been moving and heart-warming. Yet, there is a part of me that thinks that, as affection has washed away the old contempt with which he once was greeted by large sections, especially of American society, we have also lost something of the sense of Ali's true greatness.
  375. I Found My Voice in Spanish, a Language Once Used to Subjugate My Ancestors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Author Shirley Campbell explains how her Afro-Caribbean parents decided not to speak to her and her siblings in English, perhaps as an attempt to give them one less reason to be different in Spanish-speaking Costa Rica.
  376. 'I KNEW I WAS WITNESSING A TERRIBLE EVIL'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Today marks 50 years since the South African apartheid government declared District Six, in the heart of Cape Town, a 'whites only' area from which all non-whites would be forcibly removed.
  377. I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump's Biggest Fans. Here's What They Won't Tell You.
    How Donald Trump took a narrative of unfairness and twisted it to his advantage.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trump masculinizes benefits, but with a key proviso: restrict government help to real Americans.
  378. I Was a CIA Whistleblower. Now I’m a Black Inmate. Here’'s How I See American Racism.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From the moment I crossed the threshold from freedom to incarceration because I was charged with, and a jury convicted me of, leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter, I needed no reminder that I was no longer an individual. Prison, with its "one size fits all" structure, is not set up to recognize a person's worth; the emphasis is removal and categorization. Inmates are not people; we are our offenses. In this particular prison where I live, there are S-Os (sex offenders), Cho-Mos (child molesters), and gun and drug offenders, among others. Considering the charges and conviction that brought me here, I'm not exactly sure to which category I belong. No matter. There is an overriding category to which I do belong, and it is this prison reality that I sadly "compare unto the world": I'm not just an inmate, I'm a black inmate.
  379. I Was Sick for a Year After an Oil Spill. Five Years Later, Pipeline Accidents Are Worsening
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Early in the morning on July 2, 2011, I walked down the gravel road on our Montana farm to let the goats out to graze for the day. I found an oily rainbow sheen on the Yellowstone River flowing through our hay fields and pasture, plus large clumps of crude oil sticking to trees, cattails and brush. The oily water was in our sloughs, our pond and the creek that runs along the eastern edge of the farm. I checked the local news on my phone and found that an Exxon oil pipeline had ruptured underneath the Yellowstone River upstream. More than 300 people upstream from us were evacuated, but no one had thought to notify those of us further from the spill. The smell of hydrocarbons was overwhelming. In the end, more than 63,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Yellowstone River from what we later learned was a "guillotine cut" in Exxon's Silvertip pipeline, which lay in a trench only four to five feet under the Yellowstone River.
  380. Iceland Jail Top Bankers For 46 Years, Europe 'Outraged'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Iceland has differed from the rest of Europe and the US by allowing bankers to be prosecuted as criminals, rather than treating them as a protected species.
  381. Iceland's Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After its financial crisis, Iceland put bankers in jail. But it didn't rein in capital. In reality the responses to the 2008–9 Icelandic banking crash were only modestly progressive and failed to bring about any kind of shift to the left. They have also been much more contested locally than most international media accounts reflect.
  382. An Idiot's Guide to Prosecuting Corporate Fraud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new group called Bank Whistleblowers United have just pushed out a comprehensive plan they think would put the executive branch in the United States back in the business of enthusiastically identifying, indicting, and convicting financial fraudsters -- restoring accountability while protecting the public.
  383. If You Like Obama, You'll Love Trump!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Oh, what fun we have with the nonsense that flows out of the mouth of Donald J. Trump. The man is suffocatingly banal, racist, dishonest, inarticulate, uninformed, uneducated, narcissistic, a bully, just plain stupid, and an asshole (or in the immortal words of my people -- a schmuck!) I would guess that as the boss of his own enterprises for many years, with the power and the habit of firing people, he eventually became deeply accustomed to not having his thoughts seriously questioned or challenged, to the extent that he really believes the crap that comes out of his mouth and doesn’t really understand what others actually think of him.
  384. I'm Right and You're an Idiot
    The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
  385. Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Photographs and video of heavily armed police officers wearing body armour and helmets arresting protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend reverberated on social networks and in the world's media, focusing new attention on the militarization of police forces across the United States.
  386. An Immediate End to Police Brutality and Murder of Black People by Police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Black Panther Party remains unfulfilled fifty years after the Party's founding. This truth is a tragic acknowledgement of both the failure of US capitalism to resolve its greatest disgrace and an admission that it may not be able to. The unpunished murders of Black men by police are just the most graphic proof of this truth.
  387. Imperial silences: From Rhodes to Surabaya
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The campaign last year to have the statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from Oriel College, Oxford, has provoked more discussion of the British Empire and its crimes than we have seen for many years. Rather than keeping quiet about Britain's imperial past, the Rhodes Must Fall campaign has actually flushed establishment apologists out into the open. They have been forced to defend the legacy of a man who, if he had not been British and had not given a substantial bribe to Oxford University, would today be generally acknowledged by everyone as a corrupt fraudster, thief, liar and killer for profit, as someone marked out only by the enormity of his crimes. The hypocrisy that the debate over Rhodes Must Fall has occasioned has been very instructive in itself, but what is intended here is an examination not just of the part played by hypocrisy in the defence of British imperialism, but of the other strategies employed: suppression and amnesia.
  388. The Importance of Making Trouble: In conversation with Frances Fox Piven
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Coversation with Frances Fox Piven, a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the City of University of New York Graduate Centre and the past president of the American Sociological Association, about the importnace of social movements and upcoming 2016 US election.
  389. In Africa, the U.S. Military Sees Enemies Everywhere
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From east to west across Africa, 1,700 Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other military personnel are carrying out 78 distinct "mission sets" in more than 20 nations, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.
  390. In Defense of Ecological Marxism: John Bellamy Foster responds to a critic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the most important books of Marxist theory published in recent years is Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature, in which John Bellamy Foster rediscovered and expanded on Marx’s understanding of the alienation of human beings from the natural world, crystallized in the concept of metabolic rift. In a recent conversation, Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus asked Foster about Moore’s criticisms of ecological Marxism.
  391. In Israel, an Ugly Tide sweeps over Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Israel's evermore tribal politics, there is no such thing as a "good" Arab -- and the worst failing in a Jew is to be unmasked as an "Arab lover". Or so was the message last week from Isaac Herzog, head of Israel's so-called peace camp.The shock waves of popular anger at the recent indictment of an Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, on a charge of "negligent homicide" are being felt across Israel's political landscape.
  392. In new book, Ilan Pappé says settler colonialism and apartheid best explain Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis of Ilan Pappe's new book, Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid, and how Israel's settler colonization of Palestinians is similar to apartheid in South Africa.
  393. In or out of the European Union? A tale of two referenda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Andrew Burgin argues for a 'Remain' vote in the Brexit referendum.
  394. In search of the unseen: an investigation into plastics in our oceans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the biggest threats facing marine life is the 'microplastic' particles found in ocean ecosystems from bottom to top of food chains. Just back from a voyage of environmental exploration in the tropical Atlantic sampling the waters to build up a global picture of this ubiquitous pollutant, Ana Stanic writes of the joys and trials of life on the waves, and the need to keep our oceans clean.
  395. In Service to Scarcity: The Pursuit of Value as the Production of Poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This essay argues that exploring the roots and subsequent development of capitalist value theory over the course of the nineteenth century reveals a Janus-faced project:on the one hand, the development of a popular narrative which insists upon the "natural" inevitability of the scarcity which both backs value and precludes socialism, and on the other, an esoteric discussion of the need to channel the labor-power of society in directions that maintain the scarcity of the goods for which the majority exchange their time.
  396. In Solidarity with Imprisoned Poet, Ashraf Fayadh
    Sentenced to death on charges of apostasy and promoting atheism, Ashraf had his sentence reduced to eight years and 800 lashes

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Countless people, including the poet Ashraf Fayadh, are imprisoned because of things they wrote.
  397. In the belly of the beast
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In these days of intense state and media racism, any book that offers a deeper understanding of the role of anti-racist and black liberation struggles is invaluable. Høgsbjerg’s book provides a thorough and engrossing account of such struggles in the colonial world and in the belly of the imperial beast -- where C L R James lived from 1932 to 1938. James left Britain ten years before the Windrush docked in London; the story of his time in the UK is a valuable insight into the vibrant political organisations built by black people in Britain before what is generally considered to be the start of "Black British History".
  398. In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this interview, she discusses how this led her to be an outspoken voice on such crucial environmental issues as seed legacy, biopiracy and economic injustice.
  399. In the US, money talks when it comes to Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Investigates the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates and their allegiance to Israel.
  400. The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This book's reflections on the Red and the Green -- out of which arguably the only hope for the future lies -- are populated by the likes of Native American anarchocommunist Lucy Parsons, the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, Karl Marx, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and countless others, both sentient and verdant.
  401. India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From hospital wards to skinning fields, India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse and fears for their future.
  402. Indicting the System with Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In this interview Noam Chomsky brings once more to bear on current and historical events his eviscerating analysis of power systems.
  403. Indigenous Communities in Guatemala Fight Against the Privatization of Sacred Sites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q'eqchi' Mayan communities surrounding the site. On February 8, tensions erupted and led to the occupation of the municipality building of Lanquín by over 200 members of the communities near the tourist attraction. Community members demanded the recuperation of the site. Since that day, residents have maintained management of the park.
  404. Inequality Among Women Is Crucial to Understanding Hillary's Loss
    Working-class women who voted for Trump tell us a lot about feminism's relationship to class politics.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The outcome of the 2016 American election was, like any, multi-causual. In addition to factors of racism and sexism, economic inequality, specifically economic inequality among women, must be identified as an additional culprit.
  405. Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Posing as a non-political solidarity organization, the Syria Campaign leverages local partners and media contacts to push the U.S. into toppling another Middle Eastern government.
  406. Interactive map of Latino urban riots and social unrest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A map that displays Latino riots in the United States from 1964 to 2016.
  407. International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far, whilst the western mainstream media and politicians remain largely silent about the massacres. Anti-militarist activists in the UK, however, are taking action against atrocities carried out by states such as Turkey.
  408. International Injustice: the Conviction of Radovan Karadzic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last Thursday, news reports were largely devoted to the March 22, 2016 Brussels terror bombings and the US primary campaigns. And so little attention was paid to the verdict of the International Criminal Tribunal for (former) Yugoslavia (ICTY) finding Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of every crime it could come up with, including "genocide".
  409. The Internet and Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Robert W. McChesney's Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet against Democracy.
  410. Interview with director of "Like"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The director of a documentary about Bangladeshi workers who get paid to "like" Facebook posts discusses the people and ideas behind her film.
  411. An introduction to the Indian Ocean slave trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Indian Ocean slave trade encompassed Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with people from these areas involved as both captors and captives. The numbers of people enslaved and the exact length of the trans-Indian slave trade have not been definitively established, but historians believe that it preceded the transatlantic enslavement by centuries. Even though it is largely ignored as an international slave trade, examples of its impact abound. Writing on Indian Ocean slavery frequently mentions African people in China and Persia as well as in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which also served as central slave markets.
  412. The Invention of Nature: adventures of Alexander Humboldt, lost hero of science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Andrea Wulf's book about the remarkable 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt is welcome, opportune and a pleasure to read, packed as it is with high adventure and amazing discoveries. We have much to learn from him today in tackling the world's environmental crises; reading this book is an excellent - and enjoyable - way to begin.
  413. Investing in the care economy: a gender equitable alternative to austerity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new report by the United Kingdom (UK) Women’s Budget Group for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shows that sustained investment of public funds in childcare and eldercare services is worthwhile and that it is more effective in reducing public deficits and debt than austerity policies.
  414. The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
  415. Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or more, and destroy Baghdad and a string of other cities along the Tigris river. The porous rocks beneath the Mosul dam are dissolving away and the entire edifice could collapse at any moment, releasing 11 cubic kilometres of water.
  416. Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Said What When
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This is a list of quotations is excerpted from Imperial Crusades: a Diary of Three Wars.
  417. Ireland Continues to Remember 1916 and Continues to Betray It (With Some Canadian Help)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Do you remember Ireland’s 1916 commemorations in late March? Do you remember the spectacle? Do you remember all those fighting words and strong images of national independence and national justice? The attention of the world was on Dublin for a few days and Dublin played the part of the rebel city. Well it was all a bit too real and too popular. And for that reason it had to be officially repressed as soon as possible.
  418. Ireland's Unfinished Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The revolutionary period sparked by the 1916 Easter Rising offered a vision of a truly democratic Ireland.
  419. Is Law Enforcement "Going Dark" Because of Encryption? Hardly, Says New Report
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unbreakable encryption -- which prevents easy, conventional surveillance of digital communications-- isn’t a big problem for law enforcement, says a report published by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The report, titled "Don’t Panic," finds that we are probably not "headed to a future in which our ability to effectively surveil criminals and bad actors is impossible" because of companies that offer end-to-end encryption, such as Apple.
  420. Is renewable energy really environmentally friendly?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Renewable energy sources may have low CO2 emissions at the point of use, but the mines that make the technology possible are often environmentally destructive.
  421. Is there a vast cowspiracy about climate change?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Cowspiracy movie review: Cowspiracy's argument is based on badly flawed and almost unanimously rejected interpretations of science. Actual science and scientists are practically absent among the many talking heads in the film.
  422. Is This Class Warfare?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Is there a conspiracy to keep wages from rising or is it just plain-old class warfare? Well, what do you know? Everywhere the global bank cartel has its tentacles, wages are either flatlining or drifting lower."Coincidence", you say? Not bloody likely, I say. There's either policy coordination between the various heads of state and their central banks or wealthy elites have secretly seized the levers of power and imposed their neoliberal dogma when no one was looking.
  423. ISIS Was Born In An American Detention Facility (And It Wasn't Gitmo)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US seems to have a knack for creating, incubating, and training its future enemies. As the late Chalmers Johnson showed in BLOWBACK, this pattern goes back quite far and includes recent struggles with Islamist terrorists. In the 1980s, of course, the US armed and trained the Taliban as well as Osama Bin Laden as part of a proxy war with Russia. Years later, Bin Laden's criminal network, sheltered by the Taliban, attacked the US in Yemen, Kenya, New York, and more. In response to those attacks, the US invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, killing and detaining hundreds of thousands of men. At the time, many people wondered -- none more forcefully than Johnson -- whether the US response to blowback would engender more blowback.
  424. Islamic Extremism is a Product of Western Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    So what happened to bring Islamic fundamentalism to the forefront of global politics? While there are many factors involved, undoubtedly one of the primary causes is Western imperialism.
  425. Israel and Academic Freedom: a Closed Book
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It’s not by accident that free speech and association is under attack from coast to coast in ways unseen since the academic purges that targeted largely "radical" Jews of the 1950's brought to us by a guy named McCarthy. He too had this notion that good thought must necessarily adhere to a checklist of sanitized ideas. That safe speech and association demanded a line of logic dictated by the powerful and pervasive.
  426. Israel continues to sow the seeds of discontent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel, it seems, has found a new weapon against Palestinian attacks -- the humble cucumber seed. Soldiers have been handing out seeds at checkpoints with advice to Palestinians -- a nation of farmers until their lands were swallowed up by Jewish settlements -- to stop their recent knife attacks on Israelis and invest in a peaceful future.
  427. Israel lawfare group plans 'massive punishments' for activists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Why are we using the word Palestinian? There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person," Brooke Goldstein declared to enthusiastic applause at a meeting of key Israel lobby operatives in New York earlier this month. Goldstein is the director of the Lawfare Project, a legal group that aims, in her words, to "make the enemy pay" -- that "enemy" being mainly comprised of Palestine solidarity activists and students.

    The Lawfare Project was founded with the support of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, an important forum for anti-Palestinian organizing in the US.
  428. Israel Moves to Check Its Artists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As a writer/photographer and a tax-paying American citizen, a story in the New York Times about Israel's culture wars made me cringe. It seems the powerful, militarist right in Israel -- so committed to expansion and settlements in the West Bank -- is now trying to suppress ideas among the nation's artistic and literary minds.
  429. Israel seeks to 'publicly shame' human rights groups
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Israeli government is being accused of implementing a campaign that criminalizes human rights groups.
  430. Israel spraying toxins over Palestinian crops in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Khan Younis, Gaza Strip - On January 7, 2016, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides on to Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of crops and farmland along the Israeli border fence. The sprayed areas belong to Israel's unilaterally imposed and poorly delineated "buffer" or "no-go zone".
  431. Israeli fury at unofficial ads on London Underground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Activists from London Palestine Action put up these posters criticizing Israel’s apartheid policies against Palestinians all over London's underground train network early Sunday morning. An activist from the group told The Electronic Intifada that they posted 150 copies around at least four different lines on the network.
  432. Israeli Military Censor Seeks to Expand Control to 'Prominent' Facebook Users
    High-Profile Critic Ordered to Submit All Writing to Censors in Advance

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Israeli military censor usually tries to stay out of the headlines. It's not always easy, as several times high-profile Israel-related stories have broken in the US media first, and aren’t "allowed" in Israeli papers for days after.
  433. Israeli Myths: An Interview with Ramzy Baroud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For many years, much of the Western world understood Israel based on a cluster of myths, from the early fables of the Zionists making the desert bloom, to Palestine supposedly being a land without people for a people without land. That intricately constructed and propagated mythology evolved over time, as Israeli hasbara laboured to provide a perception of reality that was needed to justify its wars, its military occupation, its constant violations of human rights and its many war crimes.
  434. Israel's Bogus History Lesson
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It was presumably intended as an Israeli history lesson to the world. A video posted to social media by Israel's foreign ministry shows an everyday Jewish couple, Jacob and Rachel, in a home named the "Land of Israel". A series of knocks on the door brings 3,000 years of interruptions to their happiness. First it's the Assyrians, followed by the Babylonians, Hellenists, Arabs, Romans, Crusaders, Mamluks, and Ottomans – all straight out of Monty Python central casting. Jacob and Rachel are forced by the warring factions to relocate to ever smaller parts of their home until finally they have to pitch a tent in the garden. Their fortunes change only with the arrival of a servant of the British Empire, who returns the title deeds. A final knock disturbs their celebrations. On the doorstep are a penniless Palestinian couple, craning their necks to see what goodies await them inside.
  435. Israel's Occupation Continues Because Economic and Political Elites Around the World Benefit From It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American-Israeli scholar and activist Jeff Halper, co-founder of The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, sought to discover the source of Israel's seeming immunity. He focused on Israel's arms trade, and argues that it was "parlaying its military prowess into political clout," as he writes in a book entitled War Against The People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification. Halper spoke with In These Times about the book.
  436. It's a Question of What Unites Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An interview with Harold Lavender on accountable structures, systemic change, and the peril and promise of alliances against gentrification.
  437. 'It's No Longer About Saying No': How B.C.'s First Nations Are Taking Charge With Tribal Parks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On June 26, 2014, the Tsilhqot’in Nation's 25-year court battle came to an end when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled the nation holds title to approximately 1,900 square kilometres of its traditional territory.
  438. It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The path to a better world can't be found without knowledge of history. "It's Not Over" analyzes attempts to supplant capitalism in the past in order to draw lessons for emerging and future movements that seek to overcome the political and economic crises of today. This history is presented through the words and actions of the men and women who made these revolutions, and the everyday experiences of the millions of people who put new revolutionary ideas into practice under the pressures of enormous internal and external forces. This is history that can be applied to today's struggles to shape our world, in which new ideas are emerging to bring about the economic democracy that is indispensable to a rational and sustainable future.
  439. It's Still the Iraq War, Stupid.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away, and though its form will be concealed by thick layers of establishment whitewash, the basic contours of Blair’s lies will still be visible beneath. Corbyn had deferred to Blairite pressure not to apologise on behalf of the Labour Party for the Iraq War until Chilcot is published.
  440. I've changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here's why
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast over its refusal to produce a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan for a gay customer, Gareth Lee. I supported his legal claim against Ashers and the subsequent verdict – the bakery was found guilty of discrimination last year. Now, two days before the case goes to appeal, I have changed my mind. Much as I wish to defend the gay community, I also want to defend freedom of conscience, expression and religion.
  441. James Connolly: The Irish Rebel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Graphic History Collective is pleased to release GHC member Sean Carleton’s comic book, "James Connolly: The Irish Rebel." Written and illustrated by Sean, the comic book commemorates the life of Irish socialist James Connolly and the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
  442. Jeremy Corbyn's supporters are so dangerous they took over the Labour Party before they were even born
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you were cynical you might wonder if, despite their ability to reach out to people, Corbyn's opponents feel they'd be unlikely to beat him in a straight vote of members.
  443. The JFRP: For a New Communist Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Real change, the kind of change that Occupy Wall Street had hoped to start, can be achieved through -- I know you’re going to find this hard to believe -- a political party. I found it hard to believe, until I read Jodi Dean's book Crowds and Party. Jodi is here to explain to us how a political party can bring about real change.
  444. How the liberal class enabled the election of Donald Trump
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    In a filmed interview with Afshin Rattansi, John Pilger describes how the collusion and silence of America's 'enlightened' liberal elite, notably its journalists, helped create President Trump.
  445. John Pilger on Class Vs "Identity"
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    Award-winning journalist & film-maker, John Pilger describes the corrosive impact of "identity" politics and the loss of "class" as a tool to understand the world we live in.
  446. Journalism, Pro-GMO Triumphalism and Neoliberal Dogma In India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  447. Junk Economics and the Parasites of Global Finance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Justin Ritchie intervieww Michael Hudson about economics and global finance.
  448. Just How Gray Are the White Helmets of Syria?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While thousands of humanitarian organisations around the world are struggling fiercely with diminishing support from governments and the public, one has achieved a surprising amount of support from Western governments in a surprisingly short period of time and gained a surprising attention from mainstream media and ditto political elites: The Syrian Civil Defence or White Helmets.
  449. Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington DC to live in a tent in front of her flooded family home 50 miles from downtown New Orleans. She is now a much honored director of a small but powerful non-profit climate justice human rights firm advocating all along the Gulf Coast. Why the big change in her life? Katrina, climate justice and fish dinners.
  450. Key evidence in EU's risk assessment of glyphosate must not remain 'trade secret'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The chemical industry and the European Food Safety Authority are refusing to disclose key scientific evidence about glyphosate's risks, citing 'trade secrets' protection, writes Corporate Europe Observatory. They must be compelled to publish the 'mysterious three' scientific studies EFSA used to assess glyphosate as 'unlikely' to cause cancer to humans - contradicting the IARC's view.
  451. Key findings: The Panama Papers by the numbers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The largest cross-border journalism collaboration ever has uncovered a giant leak of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm based in Panama.
  452. Key to the Leap: Leave the oil in the soil
    Movement Building

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.
  453. Killer Instincts: When Police Become Judge, Jury and Executioner
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those responsible for this policing crisis are none other than the police unions that are helping police officers evade accountability for wrongdoing; the police academies that are teaching police officers that their lives are more valuable than the lives of those they serve; a corporate military sector that is making a killing by selling military-grade weapons, equipment, technology and tactical training to domestic police agencies; a political establishment that is dependent on campaign support and funding from the powerful police unions; and a police state that is transforming police officers into extensions of the military in order to extend its reach and power.
  454. Killing Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'Brexit' referendum vote, split 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the European Union, has been exploited by the 'mainstream' media to launch yet another assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
  455. Kingdom of the Unjust
    Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The co-founder of CODEPINK's research on the sinister nature of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
  456. Koch Brothers View Universities As Propaganda Machines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer’s new book, "Dark Money," includes details that bolster concerns publicized by UnKoch My Campus, and students and professors across the USA who have blown the whistle on Charles Koch’s co-optation of higher education programs. Universities are the spine of Charles Koch's lobbying model, which after four decades of finance has grown into an integrated network of professors, public relations agents, lobbyists, pundits, and politicians. Koch foundations started investing in campuses at an exponential pace, starting with just seven campuses in 2005.
  457. Kunduz Killers Go Free
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the night of October 3, 2015, a United States Air Force AC-130 gunship repeatedly attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Forty-two people were killed and dozens wounded. The US military plane conducted five strafing runs over the course of more than an hour despite MSF pleas to Afghan, US and Nato officials to call off the attack.
  458. Labor in the Age of Climate Change 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Climate change must be stopped. But who will do the stopping? Who, in other words, could be the political subject of an anticapitalist climate revolution? Stefania Barca argues that this social agent could be, and indeed must be, the global working class. Yet to play this role, the working class must develop an emancipatory ecological class consciousness.
  459. Labor Organizing Across Israel's Apartheid Line: An Interview with Israeli Labor Activist Yoav Tamir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Yoav Tamir is an organizer with the new Israeli labour union, Workers Advice Center, or WAC-MANN. WAC-MAAN was founded in the late 1990s as (as its name might suggest) a workers' advice center, and began organizing unions and negotiating contracts in 2010. A product of both deepening austerity within Israel as well as the wave of uprisings in the Arab world in 2011, WAC-MAAN organizes both across the racial line and across the Green Line, doing what no other labor organization in Israel or Palestine's history has done: create a multi-ethnic, bi-national workers' movement.
  460. 'Land Grabbing': exposing the impacts of large-scale agriculture on local communities
    Film review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Agriculture is big business and with the EU pumping money at the sector, the corporate profiteers are holding all the aces. The documentary 'Land Grabbing' investigates what happens when well-financed agro-investors take over rural communities' land and water.
  461. Landless Workers' Movement on the True Origins of Brazil's Political Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brazil's Landless Worker's Movement, MST, takes a profound look at Brazil's political crisis, how it affects the working class and how they must respond.
  462. A Last Chance for the World's Forests?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of 'core forest' -- remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes -- are vanishing even faster.
  463. Latest Corbyn Hit-Piece: He earns MP's Salary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If I hadn’t seen for myself that this article "exposing" Jeremy Corbyn was published on the Daily Telegraph’s website, I would have assumed it was a spoof from The Onion – an even more preposterous one than normal.
  464. Law Professor's Response to Black Lives Matter Shirt Complaint
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A first year law school student wrote a complaint about her professor having worn a Black Lives Matter T-shirt during class. Here is the professor’s response.
  465. Leak Ties Ethics Guru to Three Men Charged in FIFA Scandal
    Secret documents show how deeply the world of soccer has become enmeshed in the world of offshore havens

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Four of the 16 FIFA officials indicted in the United States used offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca. Files show offshore companies used by some soccer players to hold money from image rights deals. Offshore revelations extend beyond soccer to other sports including hockey and golf.
  466. Leaked TTIP papers reveal 100% corporate sellout
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Secret documents leaked to Greenpeace from the EU-US TTIP negotiations show that environmental protection, climate change mitigation, consumer protection, public health and sustainability are sacrificed throughout to corporate profit and commercial interests.
  467. Leamington, Ontario: Growing Tomatoes in the Era of Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Southwestern Ontario is the historic home of Canadian tomato growers. The bulk of the crop goes to processing, and since 1909 the dominant corporation had been H. J. Heinz, a food giant based in Pittsburgh. But in 2013 the Heinz Corporation was bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (26%) and 3G Capital (51%), based in Brazil. It was soon announced that they were planning to close their plant in Leamington. The story has been a snapshot of what has happened to the manufacturing industry in Ontario following the "free trade" agreements with the United States.
  468. A Leap Toward Radical Politics?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Leap Manifesto is, in a way, Canada's version of the burst of Left and socialist energies that have come with the Bernie Sanders campaign in the Democratic Party in the U.S. and the Jeremy Corbyn leadership win in the Labour Party in Britain. As with these, the explosion of popular interest reflects general disquiet about the limits of recent protests demanding changes from the state but having no strategy to transform it, on the one hand; and disappointments with electoral politics and social democratic parties that only seem to reinforce neoliberalism, on the other.
  469. Left Behind by Good Friday 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In 1969 Bernadette Devlin traveled to the United States on a fundraising tour. At age twenty-two, she was the youngest woman ever elected to Westminster and already a veteran of the Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement and the radical student group People's Democracy.
  470. The Left and the EU
    Why Cling to This Reactionary Institution?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why is it that many people who consider themselves left-wing have such difficulty grasping that the EU is a deeply reactionary institution? The mere fact that those running the EU present it as an internationalist venture dedicated to the creation of a world free of nationalist enmities does not make it so. If we want to examine the EU in its proper light, then we should ignore the high-flown rhetoric in which its supporters indulge, and consider its actual record. And what is the record of the EU, once we penetrate the obfuscatory rhetoric about ‘internationalism’ that surrounds EU policy? Without a doubt, that record is one that should cause those on the left now defending it acute embarrassment, as it starkly contradicts the ideals that the left has always claimed to uphold.
  471. Leonard Peltier: 'My Last Hope for Freedom'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner and Native freedom fighter who has been unjustly incacerated for 40 years. The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee is ramping up efforts for Peltier's clemency under U.S. President Obama’s last year in office. This may be his last chance at freedom and justice. Find out how you can help achieve Peltier's freedom here: whoisleonardpeltier.info.
  472. Let's Stop Google from Gobbling Up Our Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In October of 2006, Google launched its Apps for Education, with Arizona State University being its first client. Today there are more than 25 million individual users in both K-12 and higher ed institutions, and 74 of the top 100 universities use Google apps for their university communications and software applications.
  473. LGBT: a Dissection
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "LGBT" is everywhere these days. But is it here to stay, or is it a passing fad? Where did it come from? Why was it promoted? By whom? And to what end? How did it acquire its seemingly endless variants? The acronym, in its many permutations, designates a movement very different from the gay liberation movement it evolved from. Some might see it as progress, expansion, and greater inclusivity, others as a tombstone for what was once a radical sexual liberation movement.
  474. Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Every election season, veterans and their families are used as political pawns. During the Democratic National Convention in Philly, the Khans, the mother and father of a Marine Captain who was killed in Iraq, conveniently filled the role for Hillary Clinton and the Neoliberals. At the Republican National Convention, Patricia Smith gladly took the stage for the Neofascists and talked about the death of her son and the non-scandal that is, Benghazi. In the meantime, anyone who opposes U.S. Empire is shit-out-of-luck when it comes to presidential elections and the two major parties. Here, we should commend Gary Johnson and Jill Stein for remaining principled in their views surrounding foreign policy, militarism, torture and surveillance. They’re the last of a dying breed.
  475. The Liberal Hounding of Julian Assange: From Alex Gibney to The Guardian
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At what point do we cry foul when we witness the abuse of a political dissident, one who dares to take on mighty vested interests? When his own state, the local legal system and the media all turn on him? When he is forced to seek sanctuary in a foreign embassy for many years, surrounded by state security forces threatening to arrest him if he leaves? When the world’s highest arbiter on the matter of his confinement, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, supports his case? When the state, legal authorities and the media ignore the ruling and continue to demand his arrest?
  476. Liberals' interim pipeline measures fall short
    Band-aid solutions cannot fix deeply flawed pipeline reviews, environmental assessments

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Harper government’s 2012 environmental law rollbacks were a blunt-force trauma to the environmental assessment of pipelines. Last week, the new federal Liberal government prescribed band-aids for an ailing patient that needed more.
  477. Lies about Assange and UN human rights jurists imperil us all
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The defence secretary, 'comedians' on BBC Radio's News Quiz, and the entire media commentariat have ganged up this weekend up to pour mockery and poisonous lies over Julian Assange and the UN's human rights jurists. As they attempt to fight off the UN's 'guilty' verdict against the British state, they are putting dissidents at risk everywhere.
  478. Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications. Omar Mateen's slaughter of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is only the latest example of this. If no other calamitous or eye-catching event comes along (“‘Unimaginable’: Toddler’s body recovered by divers after alligator attack at Disney resort"), it could, top the news, in all its micro-ramifications and repetitions, for three or four weeks. Such stories -- especially mass killings, especially those with an aura of terrorism about them -- are particularly easy for strapped, often downsizing news outfits to cover. They are, in a sense, pre-packaged.
  479. "Lies, Lies and More Lies" - GMOs, Poisoned Agriculture and Toxic Rants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As as been well documented, it is the pro-GMO lobby/industry that distorts and censors science, captures regulatory bodies, attacks scientists whose findings are unpalatable to the industry and bypasses proper scientific and regulatory procedures altogether.
  480. The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges talk about how America become a nation of 'sharecroppers'.
  481. The Life and Resistance of a Chinese Worker
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Under China's labour management system, independent unionism is strictly banned, and the state's official trade union body monopolizes worker representation. That means that all of China’s 806,498,521 workers are barred from forming independent organizations to agitate for their interests -- in an economy where the poorest 25 percent of households own just 1 percent of the country’s total wealth, and where long hours, safety hazards, and authoritarian management define life in the factories. This official antagonism has not stopped the emergence of workers' resistance. The number of strikes has been increasing over the past two decades, and as Eli Friedman wrote last year, "on a typical day anywhere from half a dozen to several dozen strikes are likely taking place."
  482. Die Linke: Ten Years On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Political organizations, particularly those committed to radical change, face their greatest tests in times of crisis. In 1914, German social democracy, the international socialist movement’s crown jewel, was brought to its knees by its inability to confront the outbreak of World War I. Two decades later, German Communism’s ultra-leftism proved similarly impotent in the face of the growing Nazi threat, and Europe's most powerful laboUr movement was decimated within a couple of years.
  483. Living the Spanish Language as the Descendant of Afro-Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Several generations of the black population have been forced to fight in order to conserve the language they brought with them, and with it all of their accumulated history, wisdom, and identity. They struggle against the rejection of the mestizo majority as well as the governments in office, who have for years denied them Costa Rican nationality, despite being born in the country.
  484. The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as 'barbaric', 'bestial', who should not be perceived as people.
  485. The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as 'barbaric', 'bestial', who should not be perceived as people.
  486. London tube posters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel and its supporters are used to having the mainstream media repeat their talking points. We put up around 150 posters on the tube to shine a spotlight on the support Israel gets from the UK: the government, arms industry, and companies like G4S. Turns out the world loves/hates our tube ads.
  487. The Looting Stage of Capitalism: Germany's Assault on the IMF
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having successfully used the EU to conquer the Greek people by turning the Greek "leftwing" government into a pawn of Germany's banks, Germany now finds the IMF in the way of its plan to loot Greece into oblivion.
  488. The Lost Partisans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Italy's April 25 holiday marks the anniversary of the country's liberation from fascism. This day in 1945, antifascist partisan units freed the northern industrial centers of Milan and Turin from the grip of Hitler and Mussolini's remaining loyalists, after Allied forces had swept through the country. Just three days later, in a humiliating epitaph to the twenty-year regime, partisans captured and executed il Duce and his entourage, hanging them upside down in Milan's Piazzale Loreto. Now the resistance is remembered more as representing 'national unity' than working-class resistance to fascism.
  489. Luxembourg Puts Journalist and Whistleblowers On Trial for Ruining Its "Magical Fairyland" of Tax Avoidance
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2016
    Luxembourg istrying to throw two French whistleblowers and a journalist in prison for their role in the "LuxLeaks" exposé that revealed the tiny country’s outsized role in enabling corporate tax avoidance.
  490. The Mad Violence of Casino Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American society is morally bankrupt and politically broken, and its vision of the future appears utterly dystopian. As the United States descends into the dark abyss of an updated form of totalitarianism, the unimaginable has become imaginable in that it has become possible not only to foresee the death of the essential principles of constitutional democracy, but also the birth of what Hannah Arendt once called the horror of dark times.
  491. Making Green Jobs Good Jobs
    Unions organize the clean energy sector

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jobs versus the environment -- it's an old dilemma that pits unions seeking work for their members against activists rallying against projects like the Keystone XL. An expanding renewable energy sector might provide a way out of this quandary. Solar and wind energy projects can put people to work without imperiling the planet. But will these jobs be friendly to workers, as well as the environment?
  492. Making the Promises Real: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris approved the UN Climate Change Agreement, the AFL-CIO issued a statement that broke new ground on climate. While the AFL-CIO opposed the Kyoto climate agreement and never supported the failed Copenhagen agreement, it applauded the Paris climate change agreement as "a landmark achievement in international cooperation" and called on America "to make the promises real."
  493. Missak Manouchian
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Missak Manouchian (1906 - 1944) was a French-Armenian poet and communist activist.
  494. Maple syrup farmers lose fight against fracking pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A family of maple syrup farmers in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania cannot stop their trees being cut down to make way for a new fracking pipeline project owned by billion dollar oil companies, a federal judge ruled Friday. The Holleran family opposes the seizure of their maple grove to make way for the new 124-mile-long Constitution Pipeline. The group faced contempt of court charges for obstructing tree cutting on their property.
  495. Mapping American Social Movement Through the 20th Century
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2016
    This collaborative project features maps and other visualizations showing the chronological geography of dozens of social movements that have influenced American life and politics during the 20th century, including radical movements, labor movements, women's movements, many different civil rights movements, environmentalist movements, and more.
  496. Mapping American Social Movements Through the 20th Century
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2016
    These interactive maps below more than 1,500 underground, alternative, and other kinds of unorthodox publications from the decade between 1965 and 1975.
  497. Marx the Feminist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the face of global economic crisis and the dismantling of social programs under austerity policies, many feminists are re-engaging Marx's critique of capitalism. This return to Marx is necessary if we are effectively to overcome gender oppression, especially since the latest trends in feminism -- or at least those "fit to print" and discussed in the popular press -- place the onus of equal treatment squarely on women's shoulders. Newfound feminists like Sheryl Sandberg advise women to "lean in" and adjust their behaviour to suit the aggressively entrepreneurial norms rewarded in the real world that men lead. As Nancy Fraser aptly puts it, these tendencies within feminism serve as "capitalism’s handmaiden": such identity-centered, cultural critiques have helped obscure capital's dependency on gendered oppressions.
  498. Marxism and LGBT politics: a new wave of discussion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colin Wilson reviews Peter Drucker's book Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism.
  499. Marxism and the Petition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Many petitions operate only on the reformist appeal to authority (this is especially true of the many online petitions from sites like Change.org), which fits perfectly within the liberal democratic framework. But the petition can operate on more than one level. Its dual nature means that it is often an indispensable tool in building collective power for more radical ends.
  500. Marxism and the Anthropocene
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As you read this article every breath you take in contains about 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide, around a third more than your great grandparents breathed 100 years ago. As well as leading to potentially catastrophic global warming, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has changed the way plants photosynthesise and has also made seas and lakes more acidic, more so than they have been for the last 800,000 years. The effect human activity is having in the world is on such a huge scale that, for a growing number of thinkers, Earth has entered a new geological epoch defined by human activity. Using the Greek word Anthropos (human) they propose to name this epoch the Anthropocene.
  501. Marx's Ecological Notebooks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This article investigate Marx's natural-scientific notebooks, especially those of 1868, which will be published for the first time in volume four, section eighteen of the new Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe(MEGA). As Burkett and Foster rightly emphasize, Marx's notebooks allow us to see clearly his interests and preoccupations before and after the publication of the first volume of Capital in 1867, and the directions he might have taken through his intensive research into disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geology, and mineralogy, much of which he was not able fully to integrate into Capital.
  502. Marx's Theory of Working-Class Precariousness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the last decade and a half the concept of worker precariousness has gained renewed currency among social scientists. This trend grew more pronounced after the Great Financial Crisis of 2007–2009, which left in its wake a period of deep economic stagnation that still persists in large parts of the global economy. Most scholars define precariousness by reference to what workers lack, including such factors as: ready access to paid employment, protection from arbitrary firing, possibility for advancement, long-term job stability, adequate safety, development of new skills, living wages, and union representation.
  503. May '68 Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Mitch Abidor recently spent weeks in France tracking down people who came of age politically in May 1968, to ask them how they viewed that experience, then and now. He went out of his way (with 1–2 exceptions) to talk to people "unknown," in contrast to the "stars" who feature in so many accounts of May. He talked with anarchists, Trotskyists, Stalinists, and even anarchists who had become Stalinists later. We publish this short summary of his results in Insurgent Notes because we like his direct, unvarnished access to participants, while taking our distance from some of his interpretations, which are subject to debate. We (the editors of Insurgent Notes) found Mitch's results sobering, if not downright deflating, because his subjects across the board say that the French working class in May 1968 was not revolutionary.
  504. The meaning of the school testing obsession
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This article focuses on the new frontiers for the calculation of human productivity in its earliest forms, in early years education in Britain; but the general points are applicable across continents and educational age-phases. It will be argued that the English baseline test is just one example of the policing of capital's interests in our classrooms, but a particularly pernicious one for the way it reaches deep into the experience of the youngest children.
  505. The Media Against Jeremy Corbyn
    The British media has launched an unprecedented campaign of disinformation against Jeremy Corbyn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The British media has never had much time for Jeremy Corbyn. Within a week of his election as Labour Party leader in September, it was engaging in a campaign the Media Reform Coalition characterized as an attempt to "systematically undermine" his position. In an avalanche of negative coverage 60 percent of all articles which appeared in the mainstream press about Corbyn were negative with only 13 percent positive. The newsroom, ostensibly the objective arm of the media, had an even worse record: 62 percent negative with only 9 percent positive.
  506. MEDIA IN CRISIS - 1: Why feds should step in to help democracy's watchdogs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A flourishing, capable news media is the oxygen of democracy. In Canada, our traditional oxygen-providers, the mainstream corporate-owned newspapers, are dying. We need to come up with something better to serve our communities.
  507. MEDIA IN CRISIS - 2: Citizens, government need to plan now to have quality media in future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canada's mainstream media are in a state of incipient meltdown. They no longer deliver the volume or quality of news that Canadians need to be informed about important happenings in their communities, let alone to participate in a healthy democratic process.
  508. Media More Outraged by Possible Murder by Putin Than Definite Murder by Obama
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The British government, whose foreign policy is overtly hostile to their Russian counterpart, declared last week that their investigation into the killing of a former Russian intelligence agent in London nearly a decade ago concluded there is a "strong probability" the Russian FSB security agency was responsible for poisoning Alexander Litivenko with plutonium. They further declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin "probably approved" of the act.
  509. Medic Who Killed Palestinian Being Portrayed as 'National Hero'
    DM Slams Coalition Members for Backing Execution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Tensions within Israel's extremely narrow right-far-right coalition continue to grow, as the military's investigation into an Israeli medic who shot and killed an already wounded and disarmed Palestinian has become a cause célèbre for the settler movement and for hawks in general.
  510. Meet the Robin Hood of Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from Kazakhstan, created Sci-Hub, a website that bypasses journal paywalls, providing access to nearly every scientific paper ever published immediately to anyone who wants it.
  511. Menwith Menace: Britain's Complicity In Saudi Arabia's Terror Campaign Against Yemen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'mainstream' Western media is, almost by definition, the last place to consult for honest reporting of Western crimes. Consider the appalling case of Yemen which is consumed by war and an ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. Since March 2015, a 'coalition' of Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the US, Britain and France, has been dropping bombs on neighbouring Yemen. The scale of the bombing is indicated in a recent article by Felicity Arbuthnot - in one year, 330,000 homes, 648 mosques, 630 schools and institutes, and 250 health facilities were destroyed or damaged.
  512. Mikmaq say Bay of Fundy developments could harm endangered fish
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    In Nova Scotia, people are concerned about the impacts of big projects on endangered fish in one of the world’s most famous waterways. Two projects are being considered by the province on the Bay of Fundy. Its high and low tides are also home to a number of fish that are on the endangered species list.
  513. Military Spending is the Capitalist World's Fuel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It is common for activists to decry the enormous sums of money spent on the military. Any number of social programs, or schools, or other public benefits could instead be funded. Not least is this the case with the United States, which by far spends the most of any country on its military. The official Pentagon budget for 2015 was $596 billion, but actual spending is far higher. (Figures for 2015 will be used because that is the latest year for which data is available to make international comparisons.) If we add military spending parked in other portions of the U.S. federal government budget, we’re up to $786 billion, according to a study by the War Resisters League. Veterans benefits add another $157 billion. WRL also assigns 80 percent of the interest on the budget deficit, and that puts the grand total well above $1 trillion.
  514. Milosevic exonerated, as the NATO war machine moves on
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When Slobodan Milosevic, the former Present of Yugoslavia, was put on trial in 2002 for alleged war crimes, the Western mainstream media went into full hue-and-cry mode in denouncing the man they called "The Butcher of the Balkans." Milosevic's guilt was taken as a given. Anyone who dared to challenge the NATO line was labeled a Milosevic apologist, or a genocide denier, Now, fourteen years later, and ten years after Milosevic died in a prison cell in The Hague without ever having been convicted of anything, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has quietly issued a report which states that, er, well actually, Milosevic was not guilty. That piece of news has been met with complete silence in the same media that trumpted Milosevic's guilt.
  515. The Mine Wars: West Virginia's Coal Miners March on Public Television
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This riveting history of southern West Virginia's coal industry eventually caught the eye of a national television network.PBS is premiering a two-hour documentary called The Mine Wars as part of American Experience, the network's flagship history series.
  516. Misrepresenting the White Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In McDowell County -- the poorest county of West Virginia , people were open to, even preferred, a real alternative to Trump and Clinton.
  517. Misrepresenting the White Working Class: What the Narrating Class Gets Wrong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Most of the time the white working class is invisible in the U.S. But during elections there is a flurry of attention to this "demographic" among political reporters and operatives.
  518. The Missing Piece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A strong, independent labour movement could lead the struggle for democracy and justice in the Philippines. Rodrigo Duterte's revolution, at least so far, looks like nothing more than a reshuffling of the country's political elite. The election seems to mark a period of continuity, not progressive change, in Philippine politics.
  519. More tear gas in in Artvin, Turkey as anti-mining protests enter 7th day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hundreds of activists gathered in the Black Sea province of Artvin, Northwest Turkey, to oppose plans to build a gold mine in the area. Police again used tear gas and batons to disperse the angry crowd.
  520. More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. Valdez was talking with another student, trying to resolve a verbal conflict between the two, when Kehm entered and attacked her. "Janissa! Janissa, you okay?" a student asked before exclaiming, "She landed on her face!" In a statement on the incident, co-director of the Advancement Project Judith Browne Davis wrote, "Once again, a video captured by a student offers a sobering reminder that we cannot entrust school police officers to intervene in school disciplinary matters that are best suited for trained educators and counselors."
  521. Mortgage Companies Seek Time Travelers to Find Missing Documents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn’t exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure. Since all assignments of mortgage should have been prepared and recorded within days of the transfer or sale -- and the failure to do so irreparably ruptures chain of title -- the companies would seem to be looking for time travelers or magicians.
  522. Most US Jewish students don't see Israel as 'civilized' or a 'democracy,' Luntz tells secret anti-BDS conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Minister Gilad Erdan has organized a secret conference in Jerusalem, with 150 top supporters of Israel.
  523. Moving forward while celebrating Palestinian art's past
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unlike Other Springs, on display at the Birzeit University Museum in the occupied West Bank through the end of June, pulls off the heavy feat of looking back while moving forward. Conceived as both a celebration and retrospective, the exhibition is guest curated by the museum's formidable founder, the renowned artist Vera Tamari, who oversaw its transformation from the Ethnographic and Art Museum at Birzeit University into the center of contemporary Palestinian and international art that it is today.
  524. Moving Target
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    Ruby rides in the backseat of an armoured car while a bodyguard rides shotgun. As a human rights advocate working in Colombia, she speaks out onbehalf of victims of the long-running conflict between government paramilitaries and FARC guerrillas, and dedicates her life to justice despite having to live in fear.
  525. Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land breaks the community, displaces access to food and water, and uproots the connection to nature and [local] knowledge. There is an old saying in Africa: the land doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to our children, and the children of our children.
  526. Murray Bookchin's New Life
    Whatever their limits, Murray Bookchin's ideas should be studied by today's left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Murray Bookchin spent fifty years articulating a new emancipatory project, one that would place ecology and the creative human subject at the centre of a new vision of socialism. Here is a thinker, who in the early sixties, declared climate change as one of the defining problems of the age. Bookchin saw the environmental crisis as capitalism's gravedigger.
  527. My Mother, Stopped for Driving While Black
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When the police pulled their guns on my mother, I reached for my phone and told her to be calm and do as they say. My parents and I had just been swarmed by police cars, sirens blaring, as we drove on I-64 through Virginia. Shock and fear consumed my family as we came to a stop and were ordered out of the vehicle at gun point. A third car even showed up to stop traffic. The officers then arrested my mother without any explanation. I felt helpless.
  528. The myth of the 'brutal savage' and the mindset of conquest 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'brutal savage' meme has enjoyed a resurgence in popular culture and establishment narratives, despite abundant evidence that it's fundamentally wrong. But it suits today's dominant mindset of conquest, conflict and colonialism all too well, and serves to justify the ongoing genocide and expropriation of surviving Indigenous Peoples today.
  529. The myth of the reactionary white working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This identity-based presentation of Tuesday's election is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data from the election.
  530. The myth of the reactionary white working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Following the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic Party and media have attributed the results to the ignorance, backwardness and inherent racism and sexism of the "white working class." This identity-based presentation is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data from the election.
  531. The Mythology Of Trump's 'Working Class' Support
    His voters are better off economically compared with most Americans.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's been extremely common for news accounts to portray Donald Trump's candidacy as a "working-class" rebellion against Republican elites. Narratives like these risk obscuring an important fact about Trump's voters: As compared with most Americans, Trump's voters are better off.
  532. The Nagorno-Karabakh Story the US Does Not Want You to Know
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the early morning hours of April 1-2, 2016, Azerbaijan launched a major military offensive into the disputed region Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) that's been controlled and defended by NK Armenian forces since the Russian brokered truce ended a bloody three year war in 1994. While Azeri President Ilham Aliyev was flying back to Baku after meeting 24 hours earlier with John Kerry in Washington who claimed "an ultimate resolution" had been reached, Azerbaijan was already once again at war with the NK Armenians.
  533. The Nation is Not Divided and Still Prefers Bernie Sanders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The reportage of the presidential primaries has been heavy on personalities and the latest numbers, and light on information useful to voters. Comparisons to a horse race are apt. Were the news to take a documentary approach instead, the campaigns would be revealed as they are: something existing contrary to the public's interests.
  534. NATO Prepares for War: Confrontation and Insanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US-NATO military alliance is gearing up for war, and its meeting 8-9 July, 2016 is yet another step to nuclear confrontation and a gigantic leap backwards in world sanity. The gathering in Warsaw, capital of implacably anti-Russia Poland (NATO member since 1999, when the US-inspired military push towards Russia's borders gathered further momentum), is a symbol of Western determination to menace Moscow.
  535. Navajo Diné Fight Uranium Resources Inc. Mining Permits In New Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Navajo Diné community have notched up a victory over Uranium Resources Inc. decades old plan to dig for uranium at Crownpoint and Churchrock, New Mexico, by successfully appealing a state permit for the Colorado company to dump waste into the Westwater Canyon aquifer.
  536. Nazi Zombies Ate Gloria Steinem's Brain!
    Why US Politics Turns Ordinary People into Drooling Morons

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The problem, in a nutshell, is this: when people decide to support a prospective candidate in the US primary races they are putting themselves in the position of defending the indefensible. The very nature of this politico-Darwinist death match means that once you pick your chosen leader you must reject all criticism and suppress all doubt. You must become aggressively defensive and you must, above all, prevent your own wayward brain from thinking those bad thoughts that weaken the image of the immaculate leader. Any chink in their armour will be exploited by the enemies that surround them. Loyalty must be automatic and unconditional. Vigilance must be constant.
  537. Neoliberalism Is a Political Project
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    David Harvey gives his views on what neoliberalism is, how it unfolds, and what resistance to it looks like.
  538. The Network
    Leaked Data Reveals How the U.S. Trains Vast Numbers of Foreign Soldiers and Police With Little Oversight

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  539. The New Far-Right Government in Poland
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    IN asked a European comrade who spends a lot of time in Poland to comment on a recent article, "Poland: Anti-government rallies continue as Lech Walesa warns of civil war," in the (Trotskyist) World Socialist Web Site.
  540. New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Oliver Stone's latest film, "Snowden," bills itself as a dramatized version of the life of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the global extent of U.S. surveillance capabilities.
  541. The New Global Financial Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Interview with Dr. Michael Hudson, a financial economist and historian.
  542. New GMOs are 'not GM' -- EU folds under US pressure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The EU Commission has caved in to US pressure in TTIP trade talks by deciding to consider organisms modified by new "gene editing" techniques as non-GM -- in violation of the EU's own laws. The move could make the 'new GMOs' exempt from labeling and from health and environmental testing.
  543. New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A newly published study from Oxford's Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: "If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things just to avoid seeming suspicious."
  544. New videogame gives you a tough course in capitalist theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The video game Crisis Theory aims to teach players about capitalism.
  545. A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide to demand a rapid transition to renewable energy. Events will include nonviolent direct actions targeting extraction sites or infrastructure; pressure on political targets to shift policies around fossil fuel development; and support for clean energy alternatives.
  546. New York Police Have Used Stingrays Widely, New Documents Show
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The NYPD has used cell-site simulators, commonly known as Stingrays, more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to documents turned over to the New York Civil Liberties Union. The documents represent the first time the department has acknowledged using the devices.
  547. The New York Times Outrage at Trumps Refusal to Demonize Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Donald Trump is criticized by the American media for behaving in a diplomatic manner towards Russia, as opposed to vilifying Russia.
  548. The New York Times Suddenly Embraces International Law To Condemn Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the Syrian Arab Army dug in for a fight against the self-declared Islamic State on September 17, they were struck by an air raid that killed 62 soldiers and injured 100 more. The culprit was a foreign military that has never been attacked by, and has not declared war on, Syria. Two weeks later, that same nation’s military killed 22 soldiers in a strike inside Somalia, another country which it had never been attacked by nor declared war on. The very next day the New York Times published a stinging editorial decrying flagrant violations of international law by an "outlaw nation."
  549. The NGO-Industrial Complex - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "Paved with Good Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from idealism to imperislism" by Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay.
  550. Nine Out of 10 Americans Tested Positive for Monsanto's Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Glyphosate
    A probable human carcinogen is found in far too many foods

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you participated in the glyphosate test project launched last year by the Detox Project (formerly Feed The World) and Organic Consumers Association, you probably failed. A staggering 93 percent of Americans tested positive for glyphosate, according to the test results, announced on May 25, 2016.
  551. 1956: Hungary's lost revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 21st century anti-capitalist movement owes a debt to the heroic and inspiring working-class uprisings in Hungary.
  552. No Unity of the Police and the Community is Possible or Desirable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After the police murders of Alton Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile, 32, of St. Paul, Minnesota, we are asked to embrace the police, to form a partnership, to work together. From President Barack Obama on down, Democratic and Republican party politicians have called upon the police and communities to unite to solve our common problems.
  553. No way to remember anything
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis of the 2011 Egyptian revolution reproduces the same mistakes on the left that led to the revolution’s defeat in 2013.
  554. Noam Chomsky and Over 100 Intellectuals Denounce 'Savage' Media Treatment of Britain's Jeremy Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "We do not expect journalists to give any elected leader an easy ride," a letter published in The Guardian and signed by more than 100 intellectuals reads, "but Corbyn has been treated from the start as a problem to be solved rather than as a politician to be taken seriously."
  555. Noam Chomsky tells Al Jazeera "I'm not an absolute pacifist"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In an interview with Al Jazeera English’s flagship current affairs show, 'UpFront', MIT professor emeritus Noam Chomsky, a long-standing critic of US foreign policy and overseas interventions, said he supported U.S. air strikes against ISIL.
  556. The noble cause of the Heathrow 13
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With the 'Heathrow 13' protestors expecting custodial sentences today for their occupation of a Heathrow runway last July, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP writes that their direct action followed years of official lies and broken promises, and forms part of a long tradition of direct action protests in defence of democracy.
  557. The Nonviolent History of American Independence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Often minimized in our history books, the tactics of nonviolent action played a powerful role in achieving American Independence from British rule. Benjamin Naimark-Rowse wrote, "the lesson we learn of a democracy forged in the crucible of revolutionary war tends to ignore how a decade of nonviolent resistance before the shot-heard-round-the-world shaped the founding of the United States, strengthened our sense of political identity, and laid the foundation of our democracy.'
  558. NSA learning how to snoop on pacemakers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The NSA is seeking new ways to satisfy its hunger for raw data by exploiting the so-called internet of things, an emerging network connecting objects such as vehicles, home appliances and biomedical devices. "We're looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now," the spy agency's Deputy Director Richard Ledgett told a conference on military technology at Washington's Newseum on Friday.
  559. NSW protesters: 'We will break these laws'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "This is a law to protect the rich. We will need to break these laws to protect our democratic rights," Aboriginal activist and lead NSW Senate candidate for the Socialist Alliance team in the federal elections Ken Canning, said on March 15, 2016. Canning was addressing protesters who had occupied the road outside State Parliament following a rally, called by Greens MLC David Shoebridge, against the state government's new laws attacking the right to protest.
  560. The NYPD Is Kicking People out of Their Homes, Even If They Haven't Committed a Crime
    And it's happening almost exclusively in minority neighborhoods.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The morning of May 4, 2011, Jameelah El-Shabazz watched out the window of her Bronx apartment as a team of police officers fanned across the rooftop of Banana Kelly High School. The 43-year-old mother of five said she didn’t think much of the scene -- drug raids were common in her neighbourhood.
  561. Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. Senate has passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by a 75-20 veto proof margin. The large trade policy bill includes anti- BDS trade legislation promoted by AIPAC and introduces new U.S. policy language by including all "Israeli-controlled territories" as part of Israel.
  562. The Occupation of the American Mind
    Israel's Public Relations War in the United States

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    An eye-opening look at pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favour.
  563. Occupying Trump?
    Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Instead of creating a movement that materially attacked the institutions of the 1 percent, many members of the Occupy movement vowed to transform themselves and raise awareness at the individual level. Some responses to Trumpism have fallen into the same trap - treating the election as an opportunity for soul-searching or a reason to rail against individual Trump voters.
  564. Occupying Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.
  565. The Old Braceros Fight On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Dozens of men assemble to remember their lives as contract guest workers in the United States and discuss the latest news or lack thereof in their decades-old movement to recover the 10 percent that was deducted from their paychecks and supposedly deposited in a savings account created for the return to Mexico under the old Bracero Program.
  566. On Activism and Organizing: There is a Distinction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What's the difference between an organizer, an activist, and someone who is just plain fighting for their life, on a personal level? Often, there is no discernible distinction, as these roles often blend together in ways that could never be separated. But for some people, there is no such complexity. I point this out because, in recent years, there has been a verbal shift in social justice spaces towards referring to everyone involved as an organizer. As a person who believes that we too often negate the meanings of words by transforming them into umbrellaed concepts, I have to say my piece about the matter.
  567. On Brexit, Borders, Being Offensive (But not being in a Hollywood movie)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kenan Malik recently gave a long interview to Dutch journalist Marco Visscher about Brexit, migration, democracy, politics, being offensive, growing up in racist Britian, and not being in a Hollywood movie. The interview has been translated from English to Dutch then (roughly) back to English, so may not read very coherently in places. Malik has edited it lightly. It was published in Knack under the headline Het 'Europese migratiebeleid is ten diepste immoreel' (‘European migration policy is deeply immoral’).
  568. On Lenin and the Right to National Self-Determination
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I’d suggest that the Leninist formulations of policy on the national question do not deserve to be taken seriously as poles of debate on the matter. More precisely, they should be viewed as all but completely hypocritical.
  569. On the Frontlines of Peace
    The Life of Daniel Berrigan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Certain events in one's life often determine the choices made later in that same life. These crucial events can be of a personal nature -- a romance, a family death, the birth of a child, or something less universal -- or they can be events that take place in the public sphere. One such event of the latter category in my life occurred May 17, 1968.
  570. On the Uprisings in France
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At the beginning of March 2016, France's now ultra-liberal Socialist Party (PS) government officially revealed a labour reforms bill whose objective was to promote the competitiveness of businesses operating in France. The bill, commonly referred to as the El Khomri (the country's Labour Minister) law, was instantly perceived by most leftist factions as a fundamental attack on workers rights and a downright sabotage of the French Labour Code ("Code du Travail"), considered one of Europe's most progressive. The law allows for companies to reach "agreements" with its staff over working conditions without the need to negotiate with trade unions, subjecting workers to employers' arbitrary decisions (in regards to longer hours and lower overtime pay) without any legal protection. It also facilitates mass sackings and individual lay-offs by relaxing French law's constraint on firing and hiring, and casts aside the sacrosanct 35-hour work week in favour of a lengthened, more "flexible" one.
  571. One by One, South Sudan Tries to Name Its War Victims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In South Sudan, where a vicious civil war has been raging, no government office or nongovernmental organization has kept a tally of the names of those killed by government forces, rebels, and other armed groups. But in a country in which automatic weapons are more plentiful than civil rights, and local journalists are regularly under assault, a tiny civil society group is trying to step into the breach by naming all of the names. It began on the first anniversary of the civil war's outbreak, when a small group of volunteers unveiled a list of 568 names of the people - from toddlers to centenarians - killed in the war to that point. Naming the Ones We Lost was a first step in what the organizers knew would be a long journey to grapple with the immense loss of South Sudanese life over the previous year. Today, the project goes by a slightly different name, Remembering the Ones We Lost, and has a radically expanded mission with a recently launched website [http://rememberingoneswelost.com/main]. The goal of the website is nothing short of remarkable - it aims to name all victims of conflict and armed violence in South Sudan since 1955.
  572. Only in America: an Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid in Prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude "selfie" of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing "child pornography" and sent to prison? This is how expansively prosecutors, whose main purpose in life is to ruin as many people as possible, interpret laws passed to protect children from sexual exploitation.
  573. An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Liberals Who Love Him
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ta-Nehisi Coates recently criticized the Bernie Sanders campaign for Sanders’ pessimism regarding black reparations for slavery and Jim Crow segregation. When asked during a campaign event whether he would support reparations, Sanders responded with characteristic bluntness, saying that "its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil," before adding that a push for formal reparations for slavery would be politically divisive.
  574. An Open Letter to the British Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Dear friends and comrades, To a foreigner who has been living and working in the United Kingdom for the last sixteen years, the immediate post-referendum situation appears highly paradoxical. It seems as if the shock has been of such a magnitude that even the most celebrated British virtues -- sense of humour, understatement and, above all, solid common sense -- have faded away.
  575. Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Software companies are exploitative and other companies should invest in unionized products, condem work to lower wages and act in solidarity with other workers in the software industry.
  576. Operation Smoke and Mirrors: In the Chicago Police Department, If the Bosses Say It Didn't Happen, It Didn't Happen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On May 31, 2016, the city of Chicago agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by two police officers who allege they suffered retaliation for reporting and investigating criminal activity by fellow officers. The settlement, for $2 million, was announced moments before the trial was to begin.
  577. The Opposite of Transparency: What I Didn't Read in the TIPP Reading Room
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    TTIP, the EU-US free trade deal, has secrecy written all over it. Those responsible for it live in dread of any public scrutiny. If it was up to me, I would give everyone who's interested the chance to make up their own minds on the text of the agreement in its current form.
  578. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  579. The Organized Left and the Death of "Pragmatic" Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shifting political winds are battering the establishment, as the breeze flows to the back of the populists. The left-populist Bernie Sanders didn't conjure the hurricane but adjusted his sails to it. As the political storm grows apace with rising income inequality, new social attitudes are bringing fresh expectations, transforming politics as we know it.
  580. Organizing In Mexico: It's Tough, Often Brutal, And It Means Taking On The State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The system in Mexico operates to the detriment of independent unions. Although the Mexican system of labour relations initially conferred real benefits on workers and peasants whose organizations supported the government, it now functions to maintain a status quo where benefits flow only to corrupt union leaders.
  581. Oscar Hangover Special: Why "Spotlight" Is a Terrible Film
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn't be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theatres, otherwise serious left-of-centre people have peppered their party conversation with effusions that the film reflects a heroic journalism, the kind we all need more of. I was in Boston in the Spring of 2002 reporting on the priest scandal, and because I know some of what is untrue, I don't believe the personal injury lawyers or the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team or the Catholic "faithful" who became harpies outside Boston churches, carrying signs with images of Satan.
  582. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016
    Alternative Media

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    A special issue on alternative media.
  583. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
    Working class organizing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. In this issue, we pay special attention to working class organizing. There can be no meaningful change without the active participation of the majority of the population: working people. Yet much activism ignores this obvious reality, while the organized labour union movement has put much of its reliance on 'professionals' who see organizing as a top-down technique rather than a grassroots movement. Several articles in this issue look at aspects of these issues. We also delve into the relationship between feminism and socialism, and look at the so-called 'sharing economy,' which produces increasingly exploited and precarious work, and immense profits for super-rich corporate owners.
  584. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
    Conflict of interest

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of interest are inherent in capitalism, a system founded on the premise that the state and society should be subordinated to economic self-interest and the accumulation of private wealth. Scientists who are supposed to be studying the effects of GMOs are funded by agribusiness corporations. Doctors who receive money from pharmaceutical companies write articles promoting the drugs produced by those companies. Decisions about pipelines are made by regulators who have spent years working in the oil industry, and who will be heading back to jobs in the industry after their stint ‘regulating’ it. Politicians receive campaign funds from corporate lobbyists.
  585. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
    Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title "Canadian Information Sharing Service", which was also the name of the collective which compiled it, from submissions from across Canada. Within a couple of years, the name of the publication became "Connexions" and then, a little later, "The Connexions Digest".
    In addition to our own history, in this issue we spotlight black history as our topic of the week. We look at the Haitian revolution, when slaves confronted the French empire and won; black resistance against the Ku Klux Klan in the American South, and the meaning and limits of anti-racism. We also look at the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, the dangers posed by geoengineering, and we mark the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21, 1848.
  586. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
    International Women's Day

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forward by Clara Zetkin at the 1910 International Conference of Working Women. A key focus at that time was winning the vote for women, with the slogan "The vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism". The link between women's rights and socialism became even clearer a few years later, in 1917, when a Women's Day march in St. Petersburg turned into a revolutionary uprising which led to the overthrow of the Czar and the Russian Revolution.
  587. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
    Forests and trees

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of ‘development.’ In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
  588. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
    Corporate Crime

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were committed by ordinary individuals. These illegal acts range from deliberate health and safety violations that cost lives, to land seizures, to environmental negligence that contaminates lands and waters. Most of these illegal acts are never prosecuted, and those that are, are usually dealt with by a fine that corporations can treat as a cost of doing business.
    There are movements demanding that corporations be held accountable for their crimes in a serious way, and, specifically, that corporate executives should face jail time when the corporation they are in charge of engage in behaviour that causes death, injury, and illness. Our topic of the week for this issue of Other Voices is Corporate Crime, and a number articles, as well as a book, a film, and a website, explore aspects of the problem.
  589. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
    Science and its enemies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of the equally sincere lip service they pay to the ideals of democracy. And, in the same way that governments and private corporations devote considerable efforts to undermining the reality of democracy, so too they are frequently found trying to block and subvert science when the evidence it produces runs counter to their interests. Real live scientists doing real live science, it seems, are not nearly as loveable as Science in the abstract.
  590. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Destabilization and Regime Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corporations and local elites -- then they have to be overthrown. The preferred method is a destabilization campaign followed by a coup. This issue of Other Voices focuses destabilization and regime change.
  591. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Tax Evasion

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation they are subjected to.
  592. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
    We are always concerned, not only with what is wrong with the world, but what to do about it.
    This issue carries an excerpt from Umair Mohammed's book 'Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism' in which he warns against the pitfalls of individualist and consumer-oriented approaches and argues in favour of collective action to build an effective movement.
    Derrick Jensen considers some of the arguments in favour of pacifism and finds them wanting. He agrees that creative approaches to social change can oftentimes make violence unnecessary, but that sometimes violence is a necessary response to violence.
    Another article looks at the decline of liberation theology, targeted as a threat by both the Vatican and secular power structures.
    Kenan Malik considers the issue of "cultural appropriation" and asks why so many on theso-called left are more interested in criticizing Justin Bieber's hairstyle than in fighting capitalism.
  593. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
  594. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
    Workers and Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
    Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
  595. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
    Sports and Politics

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, whose power to provide or withhold funding and sponsorships now shape every aspect of sport, including athletes' incomes and lifestyles. It is now difficult to remember that only a few decades ago, corporate logos were strictly forbidden at Olympic events, while athletes were prohibited from accepting any kind of payment for their involvement in sports. The corporate conquest of sports closely parallels the corporate colonization of nearly all aspects of modern life. Accompanying this in recent years has been the increasing injection of militaristic content into sports spectacles. In Canada, hockey games are now commonly preceded by rituals honouring militarism. In the United States, similar spectacles have been staged for years. In this issue, we feature resources which remind us that resistance to the commercialization, corporatization, and militarization of sports is also part of our heritage.
  596. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
    Back to School

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which education and educational institutions are changing. We also look at ways in which education is used to bring about change.
  597. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
    Depression and Joy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence that this is a social problem, and not merely an individual misfortune, the solutions and escapes on offer are almost all individual: pharmaceuticals and therapy, on the one hand; self-medication with alcohol, streets drugs, television, etc., on the other. Certainly there are individual circumstances and individual causes, but when millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to be looking not only at the individual, but also at the society.
  598. 'Our Only Fear Was That He Might Pull His Punches' - BBC Caught Manipulating The News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The position of BBC political editor plays an important role in this propaganda system. His or her function is essentially to tell the public what leading politicians say or even 'think'. It is certainly not to question power or challenge government authority in any meaningful way.
  599. Our 10 pledges to rebuild and transform Britain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeremy Corbyn - 10 Pledges to Rebuild and Transforme Britain: Full employment and an economy that works for all; A secure homes guarantee; Security at work; Secure our NHS and social care; A national education service, open to all; Action to secure our environment; Put the public back into our economy and services; Cut income and wealth inequality; Action to secure an equal society; Peace and justic at the heart of foreign policy.
  600. Ours to Hack and To Own
    The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, A New Vision For the Future Of Work and A Fairer Internet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy: platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-century technologies, free from monopoly, exploitation, and surveillance.
  601. Out in the Open
    Remarks on the Trump Election

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With the Republicans' monopoly control over the government, even those who normally focus on electoral politics must realize that for some time to come the main struggle will be outside the parties and outside the government. It will be grassroots participatory actions or nothing.
  602. Outrage Against Big Pharma! Activists Protest "Obscene" Conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It was in their fancy tailored suits and with suspicious eyes that Big Pharma CEO's and investors got interrupted by protestors as they came and went from the (too-big-to-fail) JP Morgan-sponsored conference on "health care" (read: profit care) at the elite Westin St. Francis hotel on Union Square in San Francisco on Monday, the 11th of January 2016.
  603. Outrage as plant bosses acquitted over fatal toxic spill in Hungary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Prosecutors had demanded prison terms for those on trial after alumina works disaster killed 10 and wrecked villages.
  604. Paid Off in Passion: The Life Lessons of John Ross's Rebel Reporting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A book review of Rebel Reporting, written by Cristalyne Bell and Norman Stockwell.
  605. Pakistan: The hell of sexual harassment in the workplace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In increasingly competitive Pakistani work situations, women continue to be targets for men with power.
  606. Pakistan's Gramsci: Remembering Sibte Hasan (1916-1986)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    2016 marks the birth centenary of Pakistan's own Gramsci, the pioneer of the Progressive Writers' Association (PWA) in undivided India and of the Communist Party in Pakistan, Sibte Hasan. Like the famed Italian thinker and activist, Hasan endured repeated jail terms, first during his sojourn in the United States, and then in Pakistan in 1951-55, and again during the Ayub dictatorship. It's surprising that despite Hasan’s iconic stature in the Indian subcontinent, very little is known about his biographical details.
  607. Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian water, usurped from West Bank aquifers. While Israelis, including illegal West Bank settlements, use the vast majority of it, Palestinians are sold their own water back at high prices.
  608. Palestinian villagers tilled their land so well, Israel is now confiscating it from them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The separation barrier will cut residents of Al-Walaja from their lands by the end of the year; the beauty of the terraces they cultivated for decades was used as one of the main reasons for announcing the area a national park.
  609. Palestinians' access to water in 2015
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thirsting for Justice finds that Palestinians' access to water was worse in 2015 than in 1995 due to Israel’s discriminatory water regime.
  610. Pan-Africanism, feminism and finding missing pan-Africanist women
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There are numerous women in the African Diaspora who have worked for the liberation of Africans under the banner of Pan-Africanism. They must be rescued from political obscurity. Pan-Africanism as a revolutionary ideology must firmly embrace feminism.
  611. The Panama Papers
    Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions. Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.
  612. Panama Papers show that capitalism is working perfectly 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While corporate fraud is gargantuan in its scale, it is not the expression of a system that "isn't working". In fact, this is the way the system is designed to work.
  613. Panama Papers: The Power Players
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This interactive presentation produced by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) explores the stories behind the use of offshore companies of politicians and their relatives and associates -- more than 100 in all. Among them are 12 current or former country leaders and 33 other politicians and public officials with direct connections to structures in tax havens. Their names appeared inside a cache of 11.5 million leaked files from Panama's Mossack Fonseca, one of the biggest offshore service providers.
  614. Panamanian Law Firm Is Gatekeeper To Vast Flow of Murky Offshore Secrets
    Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Founding partners of Mossack Fonseca had international pedigrees and backgrounds in the worlds of money, power and secrets. The law firm helps clients respond swiftly to changes in laws, shifting business from one secrecy jurisdiction to another. Among additional services offered are yacht and plane registrations, and, for some clients, handling of finances. Mossack Fonseca kept a low profile -- until recent scandals brought international attention.
  615. Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Brazil's microcephaly epidemic, one vital question remains unanswered: how did the Zika virus suddenly learn how to disrupt the development of human embryos? The answer may lie in a sequence of 'jumping DNA' used to engineer the virus's mosquito vector - and released into the wild four years ago in the precise area of Brazil where the microcephaly crisis is most acute.
  616. The path to power: 'Let's commit to the long haul'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The following discussion of strategy for social change, by Umair Muhammad, was first published under the title "An Altered Position," as an afterword to the second edition of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism.
  617. Peaceful warrior: Permaculture visionary Bill Mollison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Australian educator, author and co-inventor of Permaculture, Bruce Charles 'Bill' Mollison, died on the 24 September 2016 in Sisters Creek, Tasmania. He has been praised across the world for his visionary work, and left behind a global network of 'peaceful warriors' in over 100 countries working tirelessly to fulfill his ambition to build harmony between humanity and Mother Earth.
  618. Pemulwuy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Pemulwuy (aka Pimbloy, Pemulvoy, Pemulwoy, Pemulwye) (c1750 - 2 June 1802) was an Aboriginal Australian man born around 1750 in the area of Botany Bay in New South Wales. He is noted for his resistance to the European settlement of Australia which began with the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. He is believed to have been a member of the Bidjigal (Bediagal) clan of the Eora people.
  619. A Pen to Battle Fascism
    Remembering George Seldes (1890-1995)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    During the course of his life, George Seldes repeatedly accused the American Press of "covering itself in filth" when glorifying fascist regimes, no matter how brutal and undemocratic, as long as it was in the name of anti-Communism.
  620. Pentagon Spent Over $500 Million Making Fake Al-Qaeda Videos
    Troops Would Litter Videos Around Sites of Raids

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It has already been well-documented that the Pentagon spent a substantial amount of money on propaganda during the occupation of Iraq, running pro-occupation commercials and also covertly getting pro-occupation news stories into the media around the region. It turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg. It has now been revealed that there was a third program ongoing, in which a London-based PR agency was paid $540 million to make fake al-Qaeda propaganda videos for Pentagon use.
  621. Pentagon's War on the Earth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We are waging war. We are the Nation of War. We destroy. We kill. Everyone fears us. Fewer and fewer admire us. But our fighting forces -- and their attendant industries which manufacture the bombs, bullets, and ballistic delivery devices -- also wage a war on the clean air, clean water, and clean soil many Americans falsely regard as protected by legislation fought for by those trying to protect our environment.
  622. People power: how Montana stopped the biggest coal mine in North America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Campaigners are celebrating after defeating plans to build America's largest open pit coal mine. In an epic 'David and Goliath' battle, Montana activists challenged the project, and all the politicians and businessmen that supported it, with fierce opposition, protests and demonstrations. The outcome spells hope for all in the fight against dirty energy.
  623. The Perfect Organizer - Almost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Fred Ross, Sr. was as close to the perfect embodiment of the myth of the organizer as is humanly possible. Cesar Chavez called him "my secret weapon". In "Finding and Making Leaders," Nicholas Von Hoffman, Saul Alinsky's favorite organizer, said, "The good organizer ... judges his work a success when he can leave the organization without even being missed. He is rare, rarer than first-rate leadership, but he exists ... and he can work in almost any situation."
  624. Petroleum Disaster in the Great Bear Rainforest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Outrage is the only word for what people are feeling after a tug and fuel barge, owned by Texas-based Kirby Offshore Marine, crashed on rocks in the heart of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest on October 13, 2016. It’s been leaking 200,000 litres (59, 024 gallons) of diesel fuel into the sensitive marine ecosystem ever since.
  625. Pharma Greed Run Amuk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Congress, especially its GOP members, created the Martin monster. Martin Shkreli is only one of the monsters the GOP Congress has created. Probably our best hope is that one or many, like Shkreli, will overreach in an outrageous greed that our government has condoned for decades. Like errant spoiled children, pharmaceuticals (Pharma) have run roughshod over an obliging Congress and a consuming public since politicians -- in effect -- gave them license to steal.
  626. Philanthropic colonialism: embedding agribusiness and GMOs into African agriculture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Perhaps all the 'do gooders' busy forcing industrial models of agriculture onto poor but independent African farmers really do think they are helping them. But if so they are deeply deluded. All they will achieve is the takeover of export-oriented agribusiness and GMOs, the destruction of agroecological farming systems, and a future of debt and landlessness.
  627. Philippines islanders unite to resist 'land grab' palm oil companies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Farmers on Palawan are being tricked into giving land away to palm oil companies with local government support, writes Rod Harbinson. Under the palm oil company 'leases' the farmers lose all rights to their land, never receive any money, and are saddled with 25 years of debt. Those who resist the land grabs are now in fear for their lives following the murder of a prominent campaigner.
  628. Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A philosophy journal that focuses on the teachings of philosopher Alain Badiou has apparently fallen victim to yet another Sokal hoax, and has retracted a fake article submitted by authors trying to expose the publication's weaknesses. The paper, "Ontology, Neutrality and the Strive for (non-)Being-Queer," attributed to Benedetta Tripodi of the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Romania, is apparently the work of two academics, who submitted the absurd article to Badiou Studies to expose its lack of rigor in accepting papers.
  629. Pipeline Rights vs Private Property Rights 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. natural gas industry views private property with less reverence than it did when the shale gas revolution began 10 years ago. Companies are chomping at the bit to build new pipelines that will move natural gas and natural gas liquids to profitable markets. However, building a single long-haul pipeline is a timely and costly endeavour that often requires working with hundreds of individual private property owners to create a right of way.
  630. Planetary Crisis: We are not all in this together
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Liberal environmentalists insist that we are all passengers on Spaceship Earth, sharing a common fate and a common responsibility for the ship's safety. In reality, a handful of Spaceship Earth's passengers travel first-class, in plush air-conditioned cabins with every safety feature, including reserved seats in the very best lifeboats. The majority are herded into steerage, exposed to the elements, with no lifeboats at all. Armed guards keep them in their place.
  631. Police Go on Fishing Expedition, Search the Home of Seattle Privacy Activists Who Maintain Tor Network
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Seattle police descended on the Queen Anne condo of two outspoken privacy activists with a search warrant early this morning, leaving them shaken and upset. Jan Bultmann and David Robinson, a married couple and co-founders of the Seattle Privacy Coalition, said they were awakened at 6:15 a.m. by a team of six detectives from the SPD knocking on the door. Bultmann said were made to sit outside as the officers, who had a search warrant, examined their equipment.
  632. Police Intimidation: From Dalton Trumbo to Deep Green Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security agents have contacted more than a dozen members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR), a radical environmental group, including one of its leaders, Lierre Keith, who said she has been the subject of two visits from the FBI at her home.
  633. Political correctness demands diversity in everything but thought
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For 50 years I've been painstakingly cataloguing the brutal militarism and human-rights violations of US foreign policy, building up in the process a very loyal audience. To my great surprise, when I recently wrote about the brutal militarism and human-rights violations of the Islamic State, I received more criticism from my readers than I've gotten for anything I've ever written. Dozens of them asked to be removed from my mailing list, as many as I'd normally get in a full year. Others were convinced that it couldn’t actually be me who was the author of such words, that I must have been hacked. Some wondered whether my recent illness had affected my mind. Literally! And almost all of the Internet magazines which regularly print me did not do so with this article.
  634. Political Correctness: Handle with Care 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Racial, gender, and ethnic diversity matters, of course, but political correctness (PC) tied to bourgeois identity politics can be deadly to left thinkers and activists and to the causes of peace and social justice.
  635. The Political Is Political: In Conversation With Yasmin Nair
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An activist and writer based in Chicago, Nair is one of the founders of Against Equality, a group that was born in 2009, initially as an online archive of pieces that were critical of the gay-marriage movement and mainstream gay politics.
  636. Politics on the Plate: Mob Wives, GMOs and Salt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How can we broaden our movement to appeal to and involve the majority of people out there who do not seem to be aware, do not seem to care or are just too apathetic?
  637. Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hating on hipsters is not the answer to gentrification. If we want to reclaim our cities, we should organize for genuinely affordable housing in common, argues Gloria Dawson.
  638. PostCapitalism: A reply to Pete Green
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  639. The Postmodern Left and the success of neoliberalism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The international Left promotes its own image rather than engaging in the bitter reality of resistance against neoliberalism. It does not need to believe in postmodernism because it is postmodernism.
  640. The postmodern left and the success of neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The rise of neoliberalism across the globe for decades, and its continued resilience since the 2007-2008 financial crisis in particular, forces us to ask why there has not been a more successful resistance against it.
  641. Poverty, Militarism and the Public Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What's the difference between education and obedience? If you see very little, you probably have no problem with the militarization of the American school system -- or rather, the militarization of the impoverished schools ... the ones that can't afford new textbooks or functional plumbing, much less art supplies or band equipment. My town, Chicago, is a case study in this national trend.
  642. Power Games: A Political History of the Olympic Games
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
  643. The Precautionary Principle: the basis of a post-GMO ethic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    GMOs have been in our diets for about 20 years. Proof that they are safe? No way - it took much, much longer to discover the dangers of cigarettes and transfats, dangers that are far more visible than those of GMOs. On the scale of nature and ecology, 20 years is a pitifully short time. To sustain our human future, we have to think long term.
  644. Private Banks: Creating Money Out of Thin Air
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In his book The Joy of Tax: How a Fair Tax System Can Create a Better Society, Richard Murphy, UK Tax Justice Network co-founder, offers a radically pioneering approach to tax and fiscal policy. Murphy is one of the first economists to link tax policy to the 400- year-old reality that nearly all money is created by private banks out of thin air.
  645. Private Profits vs Public Policy
    The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial basic research to the sale of the manufactured produces to the patients that use them."
  646. Propaganda Techniques of Empire 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Washington’s quest for perpetual world power is underwritten by systematic and perpetual propaganda wars. Every major and minor war has been preceded, accompanied and followed by unremitting government propaganda designed to secure public approval, exploit victims, slander critics, dehumanize targeted adversaries and justify its allies’ collaboration. In this paper Petras discusses the most common recent techniques used to support ongoing imperial wars.
  647. Provoking Nuclear War by Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.
  648. Psychiatry's 'Defect Model of Mental Illness:' a Path for Those it Has Failed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For some depressed, anxious, and substance-abusing people, it feels better to believe that they are essentially defective, as it provides them with a defense of sorts against insulting accusations that they are malingering. But the defect model of mental illness doesn't work for everyone.
  649. Public Servants or Corporate Security?
    An Open Letter to Law Enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Detailing the role of the National Guard and law enforcement services as protecting corporate interests opposed to public safety in the context of the North Dakota pipeline protest action, and appealing to these public servants to consider the impact and implications of their role in the conflict.
  650. Puerto Rico: a Junta By Any Other Name
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Empire is once again fashionable. The financial crisis that is presently gutting the island of Puerto Rico plays out like the world's worst case of botched assisted suicide. The sell of its municipal funds and its constitutionally guaranteed promise of repayment to investors has plunged the island into a very precarious situation for its millions of citizens and the opportunity of a lifetime for hedge fund vultures.
  651. A queer take on Safe Schools and identity politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In recent weeks, the debate over the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program has intensified, taking what is in many ways a bizarre turn. The brief suspension of program architect Roz Ward from her position at La Trobe University has reopened the debate about whether Safe Schools is 'cultural Marxism' by stealth, the program once again coming under fire from conservatives across the country. Even trans advocate and member of the ADF Catherine McGregor has weighed in. One of the more interesting elements of this, however, has been the debate it has created about the role gender and sexual politics can and should play within Marxism. Here enters Guy Rundle. In the pages of Crikey, Rundle penned a treatise on the program and what he considers the failures of 'queer theory'. Rundle believes Safe Schools (via queer theory) presents the view that 'gender and sexuality are infinitely fluid'. He argues, however, that such a view denies the material realities of sexuality and gender, not to mention his view that 'almost no-one really believes it -- and they certainly do not let it shape their lives'.
  652. Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel's religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
  653. Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel's religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
  654. Race, class and the election of Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis on the 2016 US presidential election.
  655. Race and class in the United States: J. Sakai and the politics of revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Doug Greene offers a critique of J. Sakai's 1989 work, Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat.
  656. Race, class and police murder in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas on July 7, 2016, the American media and political establishment has sought to portray the police killings of unarmed people and widespread protests against police violence as proof of deepening and unbridgeable racial divisions in the United States.
  657. Race, Gender, and Class Politics in the US Primaries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US has some of the largest feminist organizations in the Western world. I should also add that it has the largest organization for the elderly, the AARP. In spite of this, the US is the country where African Americans, women, and the elderly have fewer political, civil, and social rights. African Americans, women, and the elderly have the least health benefits among their equivalents in other developed countries. The primary reason for this underdevelopment of human rights is the absence of powerful socialist forces and parties, rooted historically in the working class. This reality, however, is rarely mentioned in the US. It is presented as too "ideological" or antiquated.
  658. Race Without Class: the "Bougie" Sensibility of Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  659. Racialism, art and the Academy Awards controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Should artwork be categorized and presumably appreciated according to whether it represents a male or female, black or white perspective? Many critics, influenced by the prevailing ideology, set up this basic standard: women gain more from art produced by women, Jews from work created by Jews, African-Americans from "African-American art," etc. In ideological terms, these critics, in their obsession with race, are spouting a conception of society and art identified historically with the extreme right.
  660. Racist housing? How postwar suburban development led to today's inner-city lead poisoning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of a vast iceberg of lead contamination afflicting mainly urban black communities. A rigid 'race bar' on postwar suburban housing and mortgages left black families in inner cities, exposed to flaking lead paint in run down housing, leaded gasoline residues and lead pipework. Now is the time to correct this shocking historic injustice.
  661. Racist of the year, Ian Khama: Not Botswana's finest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    General Ian Khama, the President of Botswana, and his frequent outbursts against the Kalahari Bushmen are among the most horrifying instances of racism of recent times. His sentiments are extremely troubling.
  662. Radical economics, Marxist economics and Marx's economics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The major global crises of the mid-1970s and 2008-9 provoked debates among the ruling class about the best economic policies to manage capitalism. For socialists and activists the question was different, and debates about whether and to what extent capitalism could be reformed to avert crisis and instil a more humane and fair system became even sharper.
  663. Radioactive waste and the nuclear war on Australia's Aboriginal people
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Australia's nuclear industry has a shameful history of 'radioactive racism' that dates from the British bomb tests in the 1950s. The same attitudes persist today with plans to dump over half a million tonnes of high and intermediate level nuclear waste on Aboriginal land, and open new uranium mines. But now Aboriginal peoples and traditional land owners are fighting back.
  664. Rainbow Capital, Queerness, and Black Lives Matter's Shocking Reformism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Though I support BLM’s policy goals and shock-tactics, their lack of analysis of the forces behind the oppression of Black and other people seems to put them in an awkward place. Their use of shock tactics makes them too radical for the reformists, while their emphasis on piece-meal reforms and little else alienates the radicals. It puts them in a kind of activist nether-space that makes unity difficult.
  665. Reading CAPITAL - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital" by Michael Heinrich.
  666. Reading Eduardo Galeano Through Palestinian Eyes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano is best remembered for chronicling five centuries of colonialism, genocide, pillage, and structural inequality in the Americas. His pen dug through the bleeding heart of Latin America, unearthing forgotten stories of resistance, exploring the roots of injustice and exploitation, and amplifying the voices of the outcasts and misfits.
  667. The Real Secret of the South China Sea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The South China Sea is the ultimate geopolitical flashpoint of the 21st century. The future of Asia is at stake.
  668. The Realist's Dilemma
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brazil's Workers' Party thought accommodating capital could save them. That was a grave mistake.
  669. Realities of Zionism - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution" by Moshe Machover and "False Prophets of Peace Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine" by Tikva Honig-Parnass.
  670. Reassessing Podemos
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  671. Rebranding The Conquistadors As Social Justice Warriors - The Guardian, Corporate Sponsorship And 'Branded Content'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Like most newspapers, the Guardian is struggling financially and is desperately worried about a dwindling stream of advertising revenue. The paper's declared intent of becoming 'the world's leading liberal voice', with rapid expansion in the US and Australia, has backfired, leading to the need for significant cuts including likely job losses. As a result, the paper is heading ever deeper into the murky world of 'branded content' to raise much-needed funds from corporate advertisers.
  672. Recolonized by the Past
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It began as a campaign at the University of Cape Town to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes that stood on the campus. For the protestors, the statue represented everything that Rhodes himself stood for: racism, colonialism, plunder, white supremacy, and the oppression of black people.
  673. Redeeming Chávez's Dream
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The world press, suddenly aware of the deepening crisis in Venezuela, is relishing in the Bolivarian Revolution's woes. But its coverage rarely goes deeper than images of poor people clamoring for food. The photos index the situation's seriousness, but they do not capture its complexity.
  674. Reflections on the Brussels Attacks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Debate and reflection are urgently needed with respect to the political violence that is being unleashed in various forms in the West and non-West.
  675. Religious Zealots Ready for Takeover of Israeli Army
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defence minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: "Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel." He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.
  676. Remembering Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Campaign Nonviolence is a movement to build a culture of active nonviolence. We share the stories of nonviolent action, drawing lessons, strength, and strategy from the global grassroots movements for change. This week commemorates the 39th anniversary of the first protest of the Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared.
  677. Remembering Nonviolent History
    Freedom Rides

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By May 1961, federal law had already ruled that segregation on interstate public buses was illegal. Southern states, however, maintained segregation in seating, and at bus station bathrooms, waiting rooms and drinking fountains and the Interstate Commerce Commission refused to take action to enforce federal law. To change this, the Civil Rights Movement (CORE, SNCC, NAACP) began a series of Freedom Rides on May 4th, 1961.
  678. The Repression in Bahrain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Bahrainis are calling their government's intensified repression of all opposition "the Egyptian strategy", believing that it is modelled on the ruthless campaign by the Egyptian security forces to crush even the smallest signs of dissent.
  679. Rescuing Memory: the Humanist Interview with Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  680. Response to May '68 Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    "May '68 was another step in the modernization of French capitalism." So was 1789, but it was a lot more too.
  681. The Retreat of the Intellectuals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ellen Meiksins Wood saw a great danger in the reluctance of today's intellectuals to criticize capitalism.
  682. The Return of Crisis: Everywhere Banks are in Deep Trouble
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Financial markets the world over are increasingly chaotic; either retreating or plunging. Our view remains that there’s a gigantic market crash in the coming future -- one that has possibly started now.
  683. The Return of the Coup in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Venezuela and Brazil are the scenes of a new form of coup d'etat that would set the continent's political calendar back to its worst times. Meanwhile, in Argentina, the brutal model for the demolition of democracy is set forward by the continental oligarchic right and the hegemonic forces of US imperialism who wish to impose their model in the region.
  684. The return of the "grand narrative"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Throughout the world, a rising tide of social struggle is upending the proclamations by anti-Marxist intellectuals that the "grand narratives" of working-class struggle and socialist revolution have been superseded.
  685. Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit. Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor people, especially people of colour, from their money, the reverse Robin Hood.
  686. Review: Kate Evans, Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg (2015)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Red Rosa does not aspire to be an authoritative biography but, perhaps as a result, it is a more compelling book. What's compelling about it? The graphics have a lot to do with it; it's an extended comic strip (although the author might take offense with that characterization). The events, both intimate and very public, of Luxemburg’s life and the words and deeds of her political activity are portrayed in vivid graphics. When reading the book, it's impossible to feel detached from them. At the same time, those events, words and deeds are presented seriously, without trivialization. This is no "Rosa Luxemburg for Dummies."
  687. Revisit the province's royalty regime and make De Beers compensate Attawapiskat fairly.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last month, the remote Cree community of Attawapiskat was front-page news. The community has been grappling with a devastating suicide crisis -- and more than 100 residents -- as young as 11 and as old as 71 -- have attempted suicide. This crisis reflects the despair facing the community over dilapidated housing, lack of mental health services and social infrastructure. But it is roots are in colonialism -- and worsened by corporate greed.
  688. The Revolt of the Fragments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It was, without question, a bloody nose for the political establishment, the biggest it has received for decades. And many have read the unexpected success of the Leave camp in the British EU referendum straightforwardly as a revolt against the political class and as a victory for democracy. Yes, it was a revolt against the political class in London and in Brussels. But the referendum result was also far more complicated than that.
  689. Revolution Never Sleeps: Nuit Debout in France and Beyond
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The movement Nuit debout -- 'night on our feet' or 'stand up night!' -- is a potent reminder of the existence of an indefatigable global struggle against the neoliberal credo and all of its devastating consequences. Although it has deep roots, like all sociopolitical movements, it has come into its own since the prolongation of a March 31st, 2016 general strike (grève générale) and mass protest against French labor reforms, which aim at further consolidating class power and rendering the status of the labor force even more precarious. It quickly mutated like so many other recent movements from a circumscribed protest into an extended and rapidly spreading occupation.
  690. Revolutionary Feminism, Communist Interventions vol. 3
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The third volume of the Communist Interventions reader series, on Revolutionary Feminism. A century of debates between communist, anarchist, and radical feminist militants on women's oppression and capitalism.
  691. A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to 'eliminate' the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan authorities.
  692. Revolutionary workers' movements and parliaments in Germany 1918-23
    A reply to Tony Phillips

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  693. Richard Levins: Scientist, Activist and Friend
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American scientist Richard Levins, philosopher of science, titan of ecology, forebear of agroecology, renowned authority on the social and ecological dimensions of disease, and friend of Puerto Rico, has passed away.
  694. Rigged
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: "It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS." Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves' actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).
  695. The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The new film written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, about a white farmer in Mississippi, Newton Knight, who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come under sharp attack by right-wing elements in the American media. By right-wing elements, we mean the "new right" of identity politics advocates.
  696. The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Liberation Theology in Latin America has been an integral part of progressive movements. The Vatican, with the support and guidance from the United States, has sabotaged Liberation Theology in Latin America. Their aim has been to maintain the status quo and stop the progressive forces from taking control.
  697. Roaming Charges: Whitelash, White Heat?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Debunking Whitelash Theory in the context of the 2016 US presidential election and more.
  698. Robot Cops Are Racist, Too
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As an institution, the police is racist through and through -- irrespective of whether or not particular cops harbor racist views. This is because, among other reasons, as an institution the police is an appendage of the larger institution of property. And property, in the US at the very least, is inextricable from racist dispossessions, and reproductions, of wealth. That is, in addition to manifesting other aspects of domination, property is racist.
  699. Rojava: reality and rhetoric
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A detailed critical analysis of the "Rojava revolution".
  700. The roots of Israel's most racist law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel’s most draconian laws may have been passed by the current right-wing government, but the stage was set long ago by the Israeli Left. With a majority of 65 votes, the Knesset approved last week the extension of an order to prevent family reunification in Israel. Of Palestinian families, of course. Jews are welcome to continue and reunify as much as they please.
  701. Rosa Lives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The revolutionary thought of Rosa Luxemburg continues to inform and inspire anticapitalist movements today.
  702. Rosa Luxemburg and the Growth of the Labor Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Today is the 97th anniversary of the assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the leading exponents of revolutionary socialism in Germany in the early 20th century. Both were prominent figures in the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) up to the First World War and, alienated by the reformist and pro-war politics of the SPD, founders of the Spartacus League in 1916. Both were killed by right-wing Freikorps death squads -- which had support from the Social Democratic government -- on January 15, 1919. The following is an excerpt from Gerald Friedman's Reigniting the Labor Movement (Routledge, 2007). Friedman describes Rosa Luxemburg's revolutionary politics and her understanding of the role of the mass strike -- not as the means for a decisive “one hit” victory for the working class, but as part of what Friedman terms a "long-term process of consciousness-building through participation in class struggle."
  703. Rosa Luxemburg for Our Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Does Rosa Luxemburg leave feminists a theoretical and political legacy? That is, does she give us any theoretical guidance as to how to understand women's oppression? If so, what is it?
  704. Royal greed and oppression sold as culture in Swaziland
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Swaziland’s King Mswati III passes suppression, unaccountability and royal opulent spending in the face of drought, starvation and poverty, as traditionally "Swazi" values. Sonkhe Dube, a young exiled activist, begs to differ.
  705. The Ruling Class's Hatred of Trump is Different Than Yours
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The master class's fear and loathing of Trump – one of their own, sort of – can be detected in the normally Republican-leaning corporate elite.
  706. Russkies at the Doorstep
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In a year noted for crude political discourse, eagerly serialized in the mainstream media, the MSM are themselves bellowing anti-Russian rhetoric, conspiracy theory, and fear-mongering.
  707. Salvadoran Women Respond to Violence with Community Service, Music, and Individual Efforts 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Outside of the peace negotiations that resound in the media and governmental organizations, one of the strongest solutions to the scourge of gang violence in El Salvador has come from individual initiatives and groups dedicated to women. This work with female youth and ex-gang members, both in and outside of prison, is part of a movement that seeks to collaborate with peace processes in which women have rarely been taken into account. At the same time, it addresses the social structure that intensifies violence against women.
  708. Save the Tiger, Keep the People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On the fate of India’s forest-dwelling peoples: and how many will be aware that so many of them are being illegally evicted as part of the drive to conserve flora and fauna? Despite having co-existed with tigers and other animals for centuries, many of India's tribal peoples are currently being persecuted in the name of conservation.
  709. Scandal! Exxon knew about climate change, boosted denialism, misled shareholders, went carbon heavy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the world's biggest energy companies has been caught out in what may be the biggest ever climate scandal. Way back in the 1980s ExxonMobil knew of the 'potentially catastrophic' and 'irreversible' effects of increasing fossil fuel consumption, but chose to cover up the findings, spread misinformation on climate change, and go for high carbon energy sources.
  710. The Scourge of Youth Detention
    The Northern Territory, Torture, and Australia’s Detention Disease

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Australia tolerates gulags that house intrepid asylum seekers, and other similarly deemed undesirables.
  711. Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We live today in an era of postmodern war. It's a two-front war -- the first being the virtual front of threats, posturing, and arms buildups we persist in waging, Cold War-style, against state-based mirror-images of ourselves (Russia and China); the second being the dirty front we wage in the shadows against irregular, non-state thugs and pygmy tyrants who use their weaknesses as strengths, asymmetrically, to turn our strengths into weaknesses.
  712. The Secret Struggle Against Apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the 1960s, a group of leftists risked everything to revive the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
  713. Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very different worlds he inhabits has been key to his success at having 200,000 acres of land registered into village and community ownership.
  714. See You at the Barricades! Three Books That Revive the Memory of the Paris Commune
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For socialists and communists of over a century, the Paris Commune was a defining event. From March 18 to May 28 in 1871, following the collapse of the French Republic and the Prussian siege of the capital, the Communards swore to defend Paris until they were overwhelmed by the French army itself. Karl Marx himself called the temporary self-government of the population the "dictatorship of the proletariat."
  715. The Seeds of Spin: Decoding Pro-GMO Lies and Falsehoods
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you are in some way critical of genetically modified food and agriculture or have some concerns that remain unaddressed, here is a brief interpretive (satirical) guide for navigating the seedy world of pro-GMO spin.
  716. The Seemingly Endless Indignities of Air Travel: Report from the Losing Side of Class Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For most of my alleged adult life I have wanted to live in a third world country, and now that my native United States has kindly accommodated this wish, all I do is bitch. It's bad enough that our income and wealth disparity rivals that of Guatemala, now our tax dollars are actively promoting this ever-deepening caste system.
  717. A Seismic Shift Toward Socialism in the U.K. Labour Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeremy Corban's unexpected 2015 rise to the leadership of the U.K. Labour Party and his recent resounding victory over the right-wing forces within the party that tried to dislodge him are sending shockwaves throughout Europe - waves that could reach the shores of the U.S. if events continue to unfold in the same direction.
  718. Sex, Needs, and Queer Culture
    From Liberation to the Post-Gay

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The belief of many in the early sexual liberation movements was that capitalism's investment in the norms of the heterosexual family meant that any challenge to them was invariably anti-capitalist. In recent years, however, lesbian and gay subcultures have become increasingly mainstream and commercialized -- as seen, for example, in corporate backing for pride events -- while the initial radicalism of sexual liberation has given way to relatively conservative goals over marriage and adoption rights. Meanwhile, queer theory has critiqued this homonormativity, or assimilation, as if some act of betrayal had occurred.
    In Sex, Needs and Queer Culture, David Alderson seeks to account for these shifts in both queer movements and the wider society, and he argues powerfully for a distinctive theoretical framework. Through a critical reassessment of the work of Herbert Marcuse, as well as the cultural theorists Raymond Williams and Alan Sinfield, Alderson asks whether capitalism is progressive for queers, evaluates the distinctive radicalism of the counterculture as it has mutated into queer, and distinguishes between avant-garde protest and subcultural development. In doing so, the book offers new directions for thinking about sexuality and its relations to the broader project of human liberation.
  719. Shakespeare belongs to us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We don’t know a great deal about William Shakespeare’s life. The records are scant and, in the absence of personal testimony, we know nothing of his intimate feelings or thoughts.
  720. The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.
  721. Showdown in the Malheur Marshes: the Origins of Rancher Terrorism in Burns, Oregon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    During the spring of 1995, shortly after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, James Ridgeway and I spent a couple of weeks traveling across the West for a series of stories in the Village Voice that chronicled the rise of militant new rightwing movements of militias, white supremacists, Christian Identity sects and anti-government groups, including a profile of central Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond, now at the centre of the armed seizure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Burns.
  722. Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they want to extend operations into its fragile wetlands, putting at risk snow cranes, the Heavenly Lake, and the survival of the Nenet and Khanty peoples.
  723. The Silence of the Left: Brexit, Euro-Austerity and the T-TIP
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The media in the United States have treated the British vote against remaining in the European Union (EU) as if it is populist “Trumpism,” an inarticulate right-wing vote out of ignorance at being left behind by the neoliberal economic growth policy. What is left out of this picture is that there is a sound logic to oppose membership in the EU.
  724. Silencing America as It Prepares for War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 2016 election campaign is remarkable not only for the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders but also for the resilience of an enduring silence about a murderous self-bestowed divinity. A third of the members of the United Nations have felt Washington’s boot, overturning governments, subverting democracy, imposing blockades and boycotts.
  725. Six steps back to the land: an agricultural revolution for people and countryside
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What's the point of farming? To produce an abundance of wholesome food, writes Colin Tudge, while supporting a flourishing rural economy and a sustainable, biodiverse countryside. Yet the powers that be, determined to advance industrial agriculture at all costs, are achieving the precise opposite. It's time for a revolution in our food and farming culture, led by the people at large.
  726. The Slippery Slope: Rolling Downward, No Brakes, Nuclear War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Policy is not a discrete entity; indeed, instead, it is a cumulative force, broadening in scope and direction, as it -- in this case -- plunges toward self- and global-annihilation. Destruction is in the very air we breathe, as though Thanatos looming overhead, because exceptionalism is reaching a point of satiety and feelings of emptiness and alienation make other than war and dominance meaningless.
  727. The 'slow genocide' of Brazil's Guarani people must stop
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Land theft, agribusiness and violence pose an existential threat to Brazil's Guarani people. They maintain a powerful resolve to regain their historic lands, and even have the law on their side - but the tribe will need international support to prevail against murderous ranchers and farmers, corrupt politicians and a paralysed legal system.
  728. The smug style in American liberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The smug style in American liberalism has been growing these past decades and in 2016 it has even found expression in media and in policy, in the attitudes of liberals both visible and private.
  729. Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing 'life-saving intelligence'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    British spies may have missed potentially "life-saving intelligence" because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals. The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, to covertly monitor internet communications.
  730. The Socialism of the Black Panthers
    A new documentary on the Black Panther Party overlooks the group's socialist core.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An analysis on the documentary on the Black Panther Party, "Up From Liberalism".
  731. Socialist Register 2016
    Volume 52: The Politics of the Right

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Today the left faces new challenges from political forces amassing on the radical right. The 52nd volume of the Socialist Register presents a serious calibration and a careful political mapping of these forces. It addresses pivotal questions on the reordering of the new right. These essays - very broad in terms of themes and places - speak to the global challenges the new right poses for the left at this historical moment.
  732. A Solution for Kashmir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What would justice for those suffering under Indian occupation in Kashmir look like?
  733. Some Pundits Think the Solution to Right-Wing Populism Is Less Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The core orthodoxies of neoliberalism are under attack by populist forces, and commentators are scrambling for a response. Some are suggesting more left-wing red meat. Others, a moment of self-reflection. But a number of pundits are doing that most noxious of political commentary pastimes -- equating right and left responses to the failures of globalization and advocating that "elites" should fight back against the forces of inconvenient democracy.
  734. Sound & Fury
    Just What Does Brexit Signify?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Not since Y2K thretened to plunge the planet into chaos has a story provoked overwrought handwringing comparable to that triggered by Britons voting to withdraw from the European Union. By common assessment, Brexit signifies something profound. History itself has seemingly gone off the rails. Darkness threatens to cover the earth.
  735. Sources HotLink - May 26, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue takes a look at the good and bad of governments. Stateside, the NSA and CIA are at it again. Repeating mistakes in spite of media scandals and public outcry. Spies will be spies. In Uganda, censorship flexes its muscles and free elections become less free. In the Russian cyberspace, a though provoking debate is being had over the limitations of free speech. Finally, in the Middle East, we have a bit of hot and cold. The Pakistani Senate celebrates a victory for democracy and the freedom of speech.
  736. Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
  737. South Africa's conservation success story: the 'Black Mambas' mean business!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A unique, all female anti-poaching unit has transformed the conservation picture in South Africa's Kruger National Park. In just three years the Black Mambas have cut poaching by more than 75%, removed over 1,000 snares, and become role models for local youth. And this weekend they arrive in the UK to collect Helping Rhinos' 'Innovation in Conservation' Award.
  738. Spain in Our Hearts
    Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Hochschild shares tales of some of the roughly 2,800 Americans who participated in the Spanish Civil War. He shows how the war was a brutal, cruel mismatch from the beginning, with Franco's fascist forces strengthened by 80,000 Italian troops supplied by Mussolini, as well as weapons and airplanes provided by Hitler in exchange for war-related minerals. Additionally, Hochschild uncovers the story of how Texaco, headed by an admirer of Hitler, Torkild Rieber, provided Franco with unlimited oil on credit, shipped it for free, and supplied invaluable intelligence on tankers carrying oil to the Republican forces.
  739. Spearheading the Neo-liberal Plunder of African Agriculture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is dangerously and unaccountably distorting the direction of international development, according to a new report by the campaign group Global Justice Now. With assets of $43.5 billion, the BMGF is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It actually distributes more aid for global health than any government. As a result, it has a major influence on issues of global health and agriculture.
  740. The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    in a capitalist framework negative emissions technologies appear to offer the only possible way out. Geoengineering is the specter that haunts the text adopted in Paris and gives it meaning. The fact that the Agreement does not mention "energy transition" is not a regrettable lapse in generally good text, but proof by omission that the negotiators have chosen to bet on geoengineering instead of confronting fossil capital.
  741. Spies and shadowy allies lurk in secret, thanks to firm’s bag of tricks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Panama Papers reveal how spies and CIA gun-runners use offshore companies to stay hidden. Offshore world blurs the line between legitimate business and the world of espionage.
  742. The stagnation of the Dutch Socialist Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Socialist Party (SP) is one of the parties that emerged to the left of traditional social democracy in the last decade of the 20th century. In electoral terms, it is one of the most successful. At its peak in 2006, the SP got 25 out of 150 seats (16.6 percent of the vote), becoming the third party in the House of Representatives. With the European Parliament (2014) and provincial (2015) elections it eclipsed the Labour Party (PvdA) for the first time, becoming the biggest party of the left in the Netherlands. Until Syriza's election victory in 2015 the Dutch SP was the only left reformist party in Europe to win a bigger share of the vote than the traditional social democratic party.
  743. Stairway to Tax Heaven
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A news role-play game featuring three fictitious characters: Juan Penalti (Soccer Player), Polly Tissien (Politician) and Edmund von Kronen (Business Executive). Welcome to the secret world of offshore. Your goal is to navigate this parallel universe and hide your cash away. Don’t worry! Lawyers, wealth managers and bankers are there to help you. Pick a character and don't get caught.
  744. Standing Rock and Imperialism Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An article about the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  745. State of emergency in US city after water poisoned
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Flint has faced a lead-saturated drinking water disaster affecting almost 100,000 residents over the past 18 months.
  746. The State of the Left: Many Movements, Too Many Goals?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Sanders campaign has proven a couple of important things about today's political reality in the United States.
    1) A substantial number of Americans are interested in redistributing wealth and making government work for the 99 percent
    2) That is impossible within the current electoral system in the United States.
  747. State, power and bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The theory of bureaucratic state capitalism in Russia and elsewhere characterises the International Socialist Tendency and distinguishes us from most other Marxist parties worldwide. So a study of the development of Leon Trotsky's ideas on the Russian bureaucracy is of particular interest. This book reveals one of the greatest Marxists struggling to come to terms with a wholly new ­phenomenon, the Stalinist bureaucracy.
  748. Statement on Another Attack by the Far Right on Christians and Democracy in Pakistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    More than 72 people including children were killed, and more than 200 injured, in a suicide bombing in Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Bagh.
  749. Still Wavy After All These Years: Flower Geezer Turns 80
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  750. Stop Exploiting LGBT Issues to Demonize Islam and Justify Anti-Muslim Policies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the late 1990s, Eric Rudolph -- raised Catholic and affiliated for a time with a Christian Identity sect -- bombed abortion clinics and a gay bar, insisting they were venues of immorality and evil. Last July, an Orthodox Jewish Israeli attacked the marchers in the Jerusalem LGBT pride parade, stabbing six of them, and one of them, a teenager, died of her wounds; justifying his attacks by appealing to Talmudic punishments for homosexuality, he had just been released from a 10-year prison term for doing the same in 2005. Yesterday, a Christian pastor from Arizona, Steven Anderson, praised the slaughter of 49 people in an Orlando LGBT club on the ground that "homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts" and are "pedophiles."
  751. A Story from El Salvador: Julio Molina, Saving Historic Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Julio Molina dedicates himself to preserving the "historic memory" of the generation that was involved in the 12-year civil war that took place in El Salvador from 1980 to 1992 between the rightwing government of the oligarchy and the revolutionaries of the FMLN. "We have many tasks today," he says, "but one of them is the preservation of the historic memory."
  752. The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: an Interview with Eva Golinger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated. There were notorious and documented assassination attempts against him throughout his presidency. Most notable was the April 11, 2002 coup d'etat, during which he was kidnapped and set to be assassinated had it not been for the unprecedented uprising of the Venezuelan people and loyal military forces that rescued him and returned him to power within 48 hours. I was able to find irrefutable evidence using the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), that the CIA and other US agencies were behind that coup and supported, financially, militarily and politically, those involved. Later on, there were other attempts against Chavez.
  753. Strike strategy today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why has the use of the strike in the US become so scarce? While subjective factors are more difficult to quantify, certain basic reasons seem more readily evident. Union membership, particularly in the private sector, is at an all-time low. Most of the unions are heavily bureaucratized, and central labor councils ossified. "Sympathy strikes," long ago outlawed by Taft-Hartley, militate against the sort of broad-based solidarity so essential to an industrial victory. Moreover, many unions have accepted no-strike clauses for the duration of their contracts, effectively tying one hand behind their backs.
  754. Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America -- and Being Threatened for It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Students are being threatened with punishment for not participating in rituals surrounding the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance -- and they are fighting back. Since NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in August to protest oppression of people of colour, many Americans, particularly professional athletes and students, have followed suit. But their constitutional right to engage in such gestures of dissent is not always being respected.
  755. Studs Terkel
    Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch.
  756. Study: Fracking, Not Just Fracking Wastewater Injection, Causing Earthquakes in Western Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A groundbreaking study published in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas and earthquakes.
  757. Study: NSA Surveillance Has Chilling Effort on Internet Browsing
    Users Feared Reading About 'Sensitive' Topics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new study in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal found that traffic on Wikipedia articles considered "sensitive" or terror-related plummeted drastically in the immediate wake of revelations about broad NSA surveillance of Internet use.
  758. Syria and the Left: Time to Break the Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The cold, hard reality of the war in Syria is that the violence, bloodshed, and chaos continues unabated while the Left, such as it is, continues on in a state of schizophrenic madness. Different points of view, conflicting ideological tendencies, and a misunderstanding of the reality of the conflict are all relevant issues to be interrogated, with civility and reasoned debate in short supply. The Left does need to seriously self-reflect though about just how it responds to crises of imperialism and issues of war and peace.
  759. Talking about radicalization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the problems with discussing the concept of radicalization is that it can mean all things to all people. In one sense it simply means 'the process by which terrorists become terrorists'. But, radicalization, particularly as it is discussed in political and popular discourse, has also come to embody certain ideas about how that process takes place: For instance, that the acceptance of extremist religious ideas is the first step in leading people to violence; that there are certain stages through which people move from belief to terror; that there are certain tell tale signatures of radicalization; and so on.
  760. Tatchell's reply: "A new left-wing McCarthyism"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The future of progressive politics is under threat, again. But this time from the left. Historically, socialists and greens have made gains by building broad alliances around a common goal, such as the campaigns against the poll tax and the bombing of Syria. We united together diverse people who often disagreed on other issues. Through this unity and solidarity, we won. Nowadays, we are witnessing a revival of far 'left' sectarian politics and it is infecting the Green Party too. Zealous activists, seemingly motivated by a desire to be more 'left' and pure than rivals, are putting huge energy into fighting and dragging down other campaigners.
  761. Teamsters and Cops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Minneapolis teamsters in 1934 knew something we should remember -- police enforce the ruling class's unjust order.
  762. "The Term has Become Meaningless to Me": on Violence, Social Change, and Nonviolent Communication
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Violence means different things to different people. While some people find it important to show their opposition to acts like touching someone against their will or supporting an oppressive regime, others mill about in confusion around the middle of the space when facing supposedly unambiguous statements such as "murder is violent." Participants from the same family or the same activist group disagree on the classification of certain acts as violent. In our context, two important questions arise out of this apparent incoherence of the term: what are the implications for Nonviolent Communication? And, what does this mean about nonviolence as a political strategy for social change?
  763. A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland's Easter Rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized key locations in downtown Dublin. They would be joined by maybe 1,000 more. In six days it would be over, the post office in flames, the streets blackened by shell fire, and the rebellion's leaders on their way to face firing squads against the walls of Kilmainham Jail. And yet the failure of the Easter Rebellion would eventually become one of the most important events in Irish history - a 'failure' that would reverberate worldwide and be mirrored by colonial uprisings almost half a century later.
  764. Tharparkar: Pakistan's ongoing catastrophe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    More than 1,500 children under the age of five have died in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan's Sindh province since 2011. Each year, as the death toll climbs, reports are sought, commissions created and emergency plans announced by the provincial government. But none of these seem able to stop the recurring problems plaguing this vast 20,000sq km district.
  765. There's No Place for Clean Water Under 'Free Trade'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Yet another standoff between clean drinking water and mining profits has taken shape in Colombia, where two corporations insist their right to pollute trumps human health and the environment. As is customary in these cases, it is clean water that is the underdog here.
  766. These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American Presidential candidates these days are accustomed to mainstream reporters quizzing them on process and politics, with a typical media scrum filled with questions about the latest polls, repeated demands for a response to the most recent attack from rival campaigns, and sometimes even vapid inquiries about workout routines or favorite foods. A group of Quakers has been trying to fill the substance vacuum - by training hundreds of activists to stalk the candidates in early primary states and ask them tough questions on issues ranging from immigrant detention to nuclear weapons to the role of money in politics.
  767. These Senior Citizens Are Destined to Die in Prison -- For Marijuana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There are drug war excesses remaining to be rectified. Here are some of the most outrageous.
  768. They Came for the Children: Truth Commission Sheds Light on Canada's Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Imagine a village with all its children gone. For aboriginal peoples all across Canada, this was their lived reality, not the stuff of imagination. The story of what happened to the children -- who were forcibly removed from their families and sent to military-style camps that were euphemistically called "schools" -- has at last been told, compiled in the monumental six-volume Truth and Reconciliation Report on residential schools for aboriginal children released in 2015.
  769. They Came to Take a County: Land Seizure Agitators, Propagandists, Politicians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thanks to the Bundy Gang, public lands advocates became aware of elements of the Land Seizure movement that had been operating in the shadows. The curtain was drawn back on networks of agitators and propagandists: Constitutional "experts" and sheriffs, "patriot" legislators and self-centered sovereign citizens.
  770. "They Fear Us Because We Are Fearless:" The Life and Legacy of Berta Cáceres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I began writing a eulogy for Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores years ago, though she died only last week. Berta was assassinated by Honduran government-backed death squads on March 3, 2016.
  771. They Throw Us Out of Our Homes But We Get Ice Cream
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If there were any doubt that gentrification has come to my corner of Brooklyn, that was put to rest last weekend with the appearance of an ice cream truck. An ice cream truck painted with the logo and red color of The Economist. Yes, it was just as this reads. Free scoops of ice cream were being given out as a young woman with a clipboard was attempting to get people to sign up for subscriptions to The Economist.
  772. They Want to Prohibit Us from Dreaming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A 2014 interview with renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated last week.
  773. The Thiaroye massacre, 1944
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.
  774. Things My Students Don't Know
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the discussion exercises I use in my course on corporate power begins with the bare text of the First Amendment projected on screen at the front of the room. I tell students that this is a recently proposed piece of federal legislation and invite their comments. I also say that if anyone has heard of the proposal, they should remain quiet for the time being and let others speak first.
  775. This is What Insurgency Looks Like
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of government and industry that threaten our future"; conducting "peaceful defense of our right to clean energy." That's just what happened.
  776. This vote was about far more than immigration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The vote to leave the EU was fuelled by class divisions, argues Alastair Stephens.
  777. Thoughtcrimes and Stupidspeak: Our Assault Against Words
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We are tortured with repetitions. How many bloggers do we have in cyberspace, opining in a Duckspeak that gets a Bellyfeel response because those who have an opposing Bellyfeel response listen only to their Duckspeak bloggers. 152 million bloggers as of 2013. 500 million tweets per day. 1.71 billion active users on Facebook. 4 billion YouTube views per day. A Pandora’s Box opened that cannot be closed, perhaps because what cybertech installs can neither be abjured nor rejected. "It's all good" apparently. Perhaps not.
  778. Time to Call US Aid to Africa by Its True Name: Bribery
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Aid, what is it good for? While many Bono-loving, bleeding heart liberals would be appalled at the very thought of questioning the importance of giving money to charity or to the less fortunate, such a belief is rooted in pure fiction. In fact, the seemingly innocuous act of transferring money abroad in voluntary Robin Hood fashion is at the root of most political problems wreaking havoc across the developing world.
  779. Time to End the 'Hasbara': Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other media professionals from all over the world has been an uplifting experience. For many years, Palestinian media has been on the defensive, unable to articulate a coherent message, torn between factions and desperately trying to fend off the Israeli media campaign, along with its falsifications and unending propaganda or 'hasbara'.
  780. TIPP
    Advancing American Imperialism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Greenpeace has done that part of the world whose representatives are so corrupt or so stupid as to sign on to the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic "partnerships" a great service. Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe. The official documents prove that my description of these "partnerships" when they first appeared in the news is totally correct.
  781. TISA 'free trade' deal to force draconian social, environmental, financial deregulation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A leaked text from the 'Trade In Services Agreement' negotiations shows that TISA is set to unleash a massive wave of deregulation affecting social, environmental and financial standards, and force the privatisation of state-run enterprises. So it's not just TTIP, CETA and TPP we have to fight - TISA could be the biggest corporate power grab of them all.
  782. To My Less-Evilism Haters: A Rejoinder to Halle and Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    John Halle has taken to calling my CounterPunch article, No Lesser Evil, Not This Time, "idiotic" and part of the "lunatic and sociopathic left". These pathetic and childlike insults are part of a left that spends more time giving itself a thousand cuts than one good jab at the common enemy. I was even more hurt to read that Chomsky, quoted by Halle, thinks my article represents "left…self-destruction" that is "adding new dimensions" through "contemporary irrationality and refusal to think".
  783. To Sell Weapons, Defense Contractors Make War Seem Fun
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At the Association of the United States Army's annual exposition at the new, cavernous Washington Convention Center, defense contractors are making their weapons seem fun where in order to score contracts with the Pentagon. AUSA features a who’s who of the military-industrial complex, and the extreme excess of money in the industry is evident everywhere.
  784. Top Shale Fracking Executive: We Won't Frack the Rich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Fracking companies deliberately keep their wells away from the "big houses" of wealthy and potentially influential people, a top executive from one of the country's most prominent shale drilling companies told a gathering of attorneys at a seminar on oil and gas environmental law.
  785. Toward a socialist future: Children’s picture books after the Bolshevik Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the defining event of the 20th century. Its influence extended across virtually every aspect of human society the world over. The scope for study of the revolution and of the social order that emerged from it is immense, though generally overlooked in contemporary art curation. It comes as a welcome exception to see the attempt by London's House of Illustration art gallery in its exhibition, A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia, to bring to light the artistic impetus lent by the revolution to children's book illustrations in early Soviet society.
  786. Towards Workers' Climate Action
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of a book and a pamphlet by Paul Hampton, both on the urgent need for workers' action on climate change.
  787. Toxic Curve Ball: Why Outdated Assumptions to Determine "Safe Levels" of Toxicants Forfeit the Game
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By now, a large number of consumers are aware of the hazards of the synthetic compound bisphenol-A (BPA). Effective May 11, 2016, under California state law Proposition 65, products containing BPA must possess a warning label indicating that exposure could result in female reproductive impairment. Independent research on the endocrine disrupting effects of the chemical, commonly used in plastic bottles, the lining of metal cans, and customer receipts, among other applications, has consistently demonstrated toxic effects at low dose exposures. Two recent robust studies from Denmark concur, finding deleterious effects in rats exposed to BPA at doses lower than those considered safe for human ingestion, yet not at several higher doses. Nevertheless, regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conclude that BPA is safe at the levels at which it is currently in use.
  788. Toxic Range: the BLM's Growing Chemical Addiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    BLM is escalating herbicide use on public lands. A primary agency excuse for forsaking sage-grouse ESA protection is the pipe dream that new habitat will be created through radical deforestation, and that fuelbreaks will stop fires.
  789. Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The world, it seems, cannot get enough of Sokal-type hoaxes. A French journal, Sociétés, has retracted an article allegedly penned by one Jean-Marc Tremblay but actually written by two sociologists, Manuel Quinon and Arnaud Saint-Martin, who spoofed the work of the journal's editor, Michel Maffesoli.
  790. The Trans Pacific Partnership Will Not Help Struggling Farmers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A recent Associated Press article claimed that Wisconsin dairy producers "see nothing but advantages" if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) were passed during the final session of Congress. A more accurate statement would be that some dairy producers see nothing but advantages. I am at a loss to understand how dairy producers would see any advantages to yet another "free trade" agreement.
  791. A Travesty of Financial History: Bank Lobbyists will Applaud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Debt mounts up faster than the means to pay. Yet there is widespread lack of awareness regarding what this debt dynamic implies. From Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC to the modern world, the way in which society has dealt with the buildup of debt has been the main force transforming political relations.
  792. Trident rally is Britain's biggest anti-nuclear march in a generation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thousands of protesters including Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders gather in London for CND march and rally.
  793. President Trump: Big Liar Going to Washington or Tribune of the People?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An examination of Donald Trump's challenges to precepts of globalism, interventionist foreign policy, and special interests, how they resonated with public sentiment, and the challenges and potential outcomes of their implementation.
  794. Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One.
  795. Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the aftermath of this election in an interview.
  796. Trump and the Liberal Intelligentsia: a View from Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new specter haunts the American elites: the candidacy of Donald Trump in the US President election and his success so far in the Republican primaries. The Republican establishment itself hopes to block his rise, even as he is drawing huge crowds into the party. As for the Democrats, they are hoping that his repugnant image will make the election of Hillary Clinton that much easier.
  797. The Trump Phenomenon, as Seen From Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trump is berated as the latest incarnation of Evil (after Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad, the Brexiters): racist, sexist, Islamophobe, a friend of dictators, etc., in short the embodiment of all that arouses the righteous indignation of the human rights defenders. I would like to suggest a different way of seeing Trump. He is above all a capitalist, almost a caricature of the sort of man capitalism produces, encourages and celebrates. He makes money and is proud of it. For him, the bottom line is cost-benefit. Everything comes down to that ratio. Defend the Baltic States? What does it cost, what do we gain? Defend Japan? What does it cost, what do we gain?
  798. The truth behind the Labour coup, when it really began and who manufactured it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An exclusive investigation by The Canary can reveal that the current Labour 'coup' being instigated against Jeremy Corbyn appears to have been orchestrated by a PR company where Tony Blair's arch spin-doctor, Alastair Campbell, is a senior advisor.
  799. Truth and Fiction in Elie Wiesel"s "Night"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When in trouble, head for Auschwitz, preferably in the company of Elie Wiesel. It's as foolproof a character reference as is available today, at least within the Judeo-Christian sphere of moral influence.
  800. Truth Is The First Casualty Of War: Nagorno-Karabakh And Media Misinformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Crimean War, in mid-19th century, introduced the world to the cardigan, the raglan jersey, and the balaclava headdress. It also introduced a new profession: the foreign correspondent. And almost immediately after the war the axiom "truth is the first casualty of war" was born because of the falsehoods spread by foreign correspondents on both sides.
  801. TTIP is on the rocks. Let's defeat these toxic trade deals!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The TTIP EU-US trade deal has finally hit the rocks with massive popular opposition on both sides of the Atlantic gaining serious political traction. There's now a good chance that TTIP will be defeated - but first we must make sure that CETA, the equally toxic EU-Canada 'Trojan Horse' deal, bites the dust.
  802. TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Looks into the impact that the TTIP papers will have on the fossil fuel industry and Climate Action.
  803. Turkey: A War of Two Coups
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On 15 July 2016 a huge section of the Turkish armed forces attempted to take power from the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP, came very close to its objective, but was ultimately defeated. This article examines the causes of the failed coup and its social and political effects on the Turkish society from a Marxist perpective.
  804. Turn on tune in - hippie photos unseen for decades
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A recent visit to the Chronicle's basement archives to look for hippie-related photos paid off with some wonderful images that have not been seen in several decades. Many of them were taken in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
  805. 21st Century Trade Union Conspiracy Trial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's fitting that the return of the trade union conspiracy trial would take place in Philadelphia, the city of the infamous Philadelphia Cordwainers Trial of 1805, the first known trade union conspiracy case in America. Beginning with the genesis of the first combinations of wage labourers in eighteenth-century England, trade unionism has been perceived and prosecuted as a conspiracy against private property -- and rightly so. What is a trade union but a permanent conspiracy against private property and the inviolable right to private property? Friedrich Engels designated trade unions as schools of war in The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1845, and the processes underlying workers' control and workers' power made manifest in trade unionism then remain in operation today.
  806. 2,500 Years of Class Hatred
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Class struggle never existed without hatred of the poor. And neither has racism. Boots Riley's recent article, posted in The Guardian, systematically dispels the myth of black-on-black crime advocated by Bill Clinton. Rather than pointing the image of failure at black people in the US, Riley insists, the mirror should be redirected to class war and the failure of liberal democracy. The condition of black people will advance with economic prosperity, not punitive drug laws.
  807. Two Views on Marxist Ecology and Jason W. Moore
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On June 6, 2016, Climate & Capitalism published an interview with John Bellamy Foster, in which he for the first time responded to nearly a decade of criticism from Jason W. Moore, who accuses Foster of "Cartesian dualism" and who promotes what he calls "world-ecology" as an alternative to the approach Foster is most associated with, metabolic rift theory and Ecological Marxism.
  808. UK after the rain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shabbir Lakha looks beyond the media blizzard surrounding last week's referendum result and identifies anti-racist work as a campaigning imperative.
  809. UK Tax Dodgers PLC - Google outrage is the tip of an iceberg
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why are we so surprised at the Google tax heist? It's not because there's anything new about it. It's because our own political class have long had their noses in the trough, and the tax-dodging billionaires that own our mainstream media are anxious to hide the swindle that's keeping them rich, and us poor.
  810. The Unfair Narrative on Global Warming and Development: Why it must be challenged
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Industries that majorly contribute to climate change are being subsidized, while more marginalized industries receive vey little to mitigate the impact of climate change.
  811. Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change.
  812. U.S. Labor: What's New, What's Not?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We all know that there's something different about today's working class. One obvious difference is that today's working class produces fewer things "you can drop on your toe," as The Economist famously put it, and more that you can't. What’s actually changing in capitalist production in the United States?
  813. U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A secret FBI study found that anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of "homegrown" terrorism. The report also identified no coherent pattern to "radicalization," concluding that it remained near impossible to predict future violent acts.
  814. Unreliability, Spinelessness of the Western 'Left'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West has been moderately critical of North American (and sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-colonialism. But whenever some individual or country rose up and began openly challenging the Empire, most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply closed their eyes, and refused to offer their full, unconditional support to those who were putting their lives (and often even the existence of their countries) on the line.
  815. Unruly Equality
    U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Unruly Equality traces U.S. anarchism as it evolved from the creed of poor immigrants militantly opposed to capitalism early in the twentieth century to one that today sees resurgent appeal among middle-class youth.
  816. Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. Sunoco no longer sells BPA for products that might be used by children under three. France has a national ban on BPA food packaging. The EU has banned BPA from baby bottles. These bans and associated product withdrawals are the result of epic scientific research and some intensive environmental campaigning. But in truth these restrictions are not victories for human health. Nor are they even losses for the chemical industry.
  817. Uranium Mine and Mill Workers are Dying, and Nobody Will Take Responsibility
    In the Southwest, poisoned uranium workers are still seeking justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To talk to former uranium miners and their families is to talk about the dead and the dying. Brothers and sisters, coworkers and friends: a litany of names and diseases. Many were, as one worker put it, "ate up with cancer," while others died from various lung and kidney diseases.
  818. The US Economy Has Not Recovered and Will Not Recover
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated. Jobs offshoring benefitted Wall Street, corporate executives, and shareholders, because lower labour and compliance costs resulted in higher profits. These profits flowed through to shareholders in the form of capital gains and to executives in the form of "performance bonuses." Wall Street benefitted from the bull market generated by higher profits.
  819. US Foreign Trade Zones: Connecting Labor Exploitation in a Global Race to the Bottom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement continues, many Americans are unaware that hundreds of foreign trade zones are already entrenched within the US, and most likely in their own part of the country.
  820. US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan
    Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that people are really starting to ask what happened to the 1.45 million guns shipped into those countries.
  821. US man's bank payment denied because of his dog's 'terrorist' name
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Sometimes terrorists move on all fours. That's what Chase Bank apparently decided when it wouldn't clear a payment for a disabled man's dog walker. It was the dog's name that led to the payment being bounced and the Treasury Department being involved.
  822. US must stop playing with nuclear hellfire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The chances of nuclear destruction are higher than in the Cold War due to recent US foreign policy actions, including the positioning of armed forces positioned on Russia's borders.
  823. US Party Elites Hemorrhage at the Edges
    Editorial

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American party politics have been dominated for so long by the "same old, same old" that with months to go until November, 2016 already stands out as an exception. Most clearly in the case of the Republicans, but palpable as well with the Democrats, the "center-right" and "center-left" elites, who have graciously taken turns administering year-in, year-out misery for more than forty years, have lost control. It appears that Washington and Wall Street are loathed by a majority of people across the spectrum.
  824. US Propaganda Campaign to Demonize Russia in Full Gear over One-Sided Dutch/Aussie Report on Flight 17 Downing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the danger of the anti-Putin, anti-Russian disinformation propaganda campaign out of the Pentagon and promoted by the US corporate media weren’t so serious, the effort itself might be laughable.
  825. US sued over tax-exempt donations for illegal Israeli settlements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A group of American citizens is suing the US Treasury because they say the agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
  826. Vanishing the People's Wealth to Make the Bosses Richer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Imagine you are a shareholder in a big company and the top executives are sitting on huge amounts of cash and are not interested in putting it to work through productive capital investments, research and development, reducing company debt or paying employees a higher wage. What would you want done about it? Since you and other shareholders are the owners of the company, you'd likely say "give us back our money in cash dividends."
  827. Venezuela's Opposition: Attacking Its Own People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The corporate media would have you believe that Venezuela is a dictatorship on the verge of political and economic collapse; a country where human rights crusaders and anti-government, democracy-seeking activists are routinely rounded up and thrown in jail. Indeed, the picture from both private media in Venezuela, as well as the mainstream press in the US, is one of a corrupt and tyrannical government desperately trying to maintain its grip on power while the opposition seeks much-needed reforms. In fact, the opposite is true.
  828. A Very Brazilian Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On one level, the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff seems like vintage commedia dell’arte. For instance, the lower house speaker who brought the charges, Eduardo Cunha, had to step down because he has $16 million stashed in secret Swiss and U.S. bank accounts. The man who replaced Cunha, Waldir Maranhao, is implicated in the corruption scandal around the huge state-owned oil company, Petrobras.
  829. Victorian Class War -- Bloody Sunday at Trafalgar Square
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Patrick Murfin recalls a part of UK history, Bloody Sunday at Trafalgar Square.
  830. Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial. In 1982, for example, the Pentagon announced that the cumulative cost of its 44 major weapons programs had experienced a "record" increase of $114.5 billion. Three decades later, in the spring of 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the military’s major programs to develop new weapons systems -- by then 80 of them -- were a cumulative half-trillion dollars over their initial estimated price tags and on average more than two years delayed.
  831. Viva la Revolucion
    Eric Hobsbawm on Latin America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Viva La Revolucion is Hobsbawm's magisterial work on Latin America, the fruit of forty years' writing about the continent.
  832. Vladimir Putin Is the Only Leader the West Has
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2016
    A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials.
  833. VW, GM and Takata: the Case for Jailing Corporate Executives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Making the case that executives at VW, Takata and General Motors should be jailed for corporate crime. The crimes committed by the corporations they head are extremely serious, and have caused and will cause hundreds of deaths. Why are the perpetrators allowed to get off simply by writing a cheque to cover the fine, instead of going to jail the way other criminals do?
  834. The Wages of Neoliberalism
    Poverty, Exile and Early Death

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York estimates 875,000 deaths in the United States in year 2000 could be attributed to social factors related to poverty and income inequality.
  835. A Walking Tour of New York's Massive Surveillance Network
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    So it felt a bit risky to be climbing up a street pole on Wall Street to closely inspect a microwave radar sensor, or to be lingering under a police camera, pointing and gesturing at the wires and antenna connected to it. Yet it was also entirely appropriate to be doing just that, especially in the company of Ingrid Burrington, author of the new book "Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure," which points out that many of the city's communications and surveillance programs were conceived and funded in response to the attacks.
  836. War crime? Israel destroys Gaza crops with aerial herbicide spraying
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Gaza farmers have lost 187 hectares of crops to aerial spraying of herbicides by Israel hundreds of meters within the territory's borders. The action, carried out in the name of 'security', further undermines Gaza's ability to feed itself and may permanently deprive farmers of their livelihoods. It may also represent a war crime under the 1977 Protocol to the Geneva Conventions.
  837. War from above, resistance from below
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Donny Gluckstein (ed), Fighting on all Fronts: Popular Resistance and the Second World War. As Donny Gluckstein points out in the introduction to this book, understanding the nature of the Second World War is fundamental to our understanding of the world today. Liberal and left wing opinion sees it as a war between democracy and fascism, or "progress and reaction" as Eric Hobsbawm described it. This leads some to see the Allies' victory as the straightforward triumph of democracy and ushering in American prosperity for all. For example, the Confederation of German Trade Unions has suggested, without any hint of irony, that workers today should get behind the idea of "a new Marshall plan" as the basis for a "progressive strategy" for the crisis-ridden European Union.
  838. The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine democracy is a threat to unfettered power and cannot be tolerated", he says.
  839. The 'war on drugs' is a war on culture and human diversity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'war on drugs' is presented as a necessary battle against social evils. But from the Andes to the Caribbean, prohibition has criminalised both religious and cultural expression. And it's a war that is strictly for the global poor: people in Colorado can grow pot - so why not Colombians?
  840. The War on Memory Begins in Argentina
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Within less than a month of the inauguration of the new Macri/Cambiemos government in Argentina, the new leadership, or gestión (management) as they prefer to be called, acted in a great sweeping hurry. Argentine congress, full of opposition parliamentarians from the Frente Para la Victoria Party that lost the presidential race by 2% of the vote, was closed for the summer holidays that take place in the ardent month of December, as much of the urban population of Argentina seeks to carelessly flock to the seaside.
  841. The War on Savings: the Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The bombshell publication of the "Panama Papers," leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell companies, has triggered both outrage and skepticism. In an April 3, 2016 article titled "Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak," UK blogger Craig Murray writes that the whistleblower no doubt had good intentions; but he made the mistake of leaking his 11.5 million documents to the corporate-controlled Western media, which released only those few documents incriminating opponents of Western financial interests.
  842. A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm gives way to turbulence" the BIS states grimly: "We may not be seeing isolated bolts from the blue but the signs of a gathering storm that has been building for a long time."
  843. Warning: This May Injure Your Modesty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ahmed Naji is an Egyptian novelist and journalist who, in February, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for "injuring public modesty". In August 2014, Akhbar al-Adab, a state-funded literary magazine, had published an excerpt from his third novel, Istikhdam al-Hayah (Using Life), which had been previously approved by Egypt's censorship authority. In the excerpt, the narrator smokes hashish, drinks alcohol with his friends, and enjoys a sexual relationship with a woman. Hani Saleh Tawfik, a 65-year-old Egyptian, filed a case against Naji, alleging that reading the excerpt had caused him to experience heart palpitations, sickness, and a drop in blood pressure.
  844. Was the German Revolution defeated by January 1919?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    John Rose argued in his talk at Marxism 2014 that the German Revolution had effectively suffered terminal defeat by January 1919. The National Congress of Workers' and Soldiers' Councils voted in December 1918 to hand power to the National Assembly after elections to be held in January 1919.
  845. Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
  846. Washington’s Not-So-Invisible Hand: It's Not Economics, It's Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Scottish philosopher Adam Smith famously noted the "invisible hand" of the market that supposedly shaped the character of economies near and far. The rightwing neoliberal capitalist movement, dominant in the West since the early Seventies, has turned this phrase into the sacrosanct dictum of its secular religion. All human behaviour must be submitted to the "free market." (This is the notional credo, but in practice corporate elites are subsidized, bailout out, and given every possible taxpayer benefit to ensure higher private profits.) So now, when nations fail, it is typically said in the media to be the product of a) a crazed dictator threatening counterintuitive genocide on his own people; or b) foolish state interventions by deranged socialist ideologues.
  847. Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
  848. Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency manager, in order to save money, ordered that the city's water source be changed from Lake Huron to the notoriously polluted Flint River.
  849. We Are All Deplorables
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those cast aside by the neoliberal order have an economic identity that both the liberal class and the right wing are unwilling to acknowledge. This economic identity is one the white underclass shares with other discarded people, including the undocumented workers and the people of color demonized by the carnival barkers on cable news shows. This is an economic reality the power elites invest great energy in masking.
  850. We Are All Deplorables
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Chris Hedges on American life, politics and religion.
  851. We can dream, or we can organize 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The swift rise, and swift crumbling, of the Occupy movement brings to the surface the question of organization. Demonstrating our anger, and doing so with thousands of others in the streets, gives us energy and brings issues to wider audiences. Yes spontaneity, as necessary as it is, is far from sufficient in itself. For all the weeks and sometimes months that Occupy encampments lasted, little in the way of lasting organization was created and thus a correspondingly little ability to bring about any of the changes hoped for. Nor is social media a substitute for mass action.
  852. We Can't Save the Economy Unless We Fix Our Debt Addiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Our economy has increasingly been financialized, and the result is a sluggish economy and stagnant wages. We need to decide whether to stop the cycle and save the economy at large, or to stay in thrall to our banks and bondholders by leaving the debt hangover from 2008 intact. Without a debt writedown the economy will continue to languish in debt deflation, and continue to polarize between creditors and debtors.
  853. We must win back democracy, even if it takes Hedges' revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While the banks, elites, and the super-rich have been scrambling to try to hold onto their billions following the UK's shocking vote to exit from the European Union, the anger expressed by the leave side was another emotional cry to end the control that corporations and the elite have over everyday people in many Western countries.
  854. Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A small scene from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unfolded last week on a Greek airport runway. Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel’s Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
    Like a parable illustrating Europe's bottomless indulgence of Israel, Aegean staff caved in to the pressure and persuaded the two Palestinian men to disembark.
  855. Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel's Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
  856. We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them.
  857. The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Third World countries were and are looted by being enticed into development plans for electrification or some such purpose. The gullible and trusting governments are told that they can make their countries rich by taking out foreign loans to implement a Western-presented development plan, with the result being sufficient tax revenues from economic development to service the foreign loan.
  858. Western Media Responds to Latest Ukrainian Sabotage of Crimea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Western governments and media have a problem with the right-wing regime that is governing Ukraine. The country's economy is a shambles. Even the regime's own backers in the West acknowledge the country and its economy are hopelessly mired in corruption.
  859. Western Propaganda: So Simple But So Effective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Western propaganda is actually a perfect apparatus! It is effective and it is almost fully 'bulletproof'. It 'works'!
  860. What Die Linke Should Do
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The German right made stunning gains in this month's regional elections. The Left must rise to the challenge.
  861. What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The debate over whether the regime change in Brazil constituted a coup hinges on whether the impeachment process used to depose President Dilma Rousseff had democratic legitimacy or was an illicit use of formal procedures to undermine the popular mandate granted to the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) by the Brazilian people in the last presidential election. Proponents of the view that the impeachment was legal and that this legality confers democratic legitimacy tend to abstract the impeachment process from its lived context. This abstraction leaves the politics behind the regime change opaque and even irrelevant.
  862. What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medical care services and uses this power to influence the organization of health care. The overwhelming majority of developed countries have one form or another of a single-payer system.
  863. What is the "Nuit Debout"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In late February the Michael Moore-style documentary "Merci Patron!" debuted in a few small cinemas in France. The sleeper hit caught a representative of Bernard Arnault, the CEO of the luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) forking over 35 thousand euros in hush money to a couple who were threatening to go public with their layoff from a garment factory.
  864. What is socialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The word socialism is the English language's answer to Madonna: consistently topping the popular charts and maintaining its appeal across generations and among ever changing new audiences. It is, according to the Miriam Webster dictionary, the seventh most looked up English word of all time, and in 2015 had more people seeking out its meaning than any other word.
  865. What is to be done with the banks? Radical proposals for radical changes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Nine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it's time to take another look at the commitments that were made at that time by bankers, financiers, politicians and regulatory bodies. Those four players have failed fundamentally in the promises they made in the wake of the crisis – to moralise the banking system, separate commercial banks from investment banks, end exorbitant salaries and bonuses, and finally finance the real economy. We didn't believe those promises at the time, and for good reason.
  866. What Principles Rule the World?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to Chomsky, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a tiny corner of Afghanistan to much of the world, from Africa through the Levant and South Asia to Southeast Asia. It has also incited attacks in Europe and the United States.
  867. What the Catastrophic Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Teaches Us About Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It’s early December, and I'm sitting in a mega-church packed with more than 500 people. They're here to listen to an update on the efforts to contain an enormous natural gas blowout that occurred more than a month before. Gas from the leak is being blown by prevailing winds right into their community of Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles County, CA.
    People are mad.
  868. What's Class Got to Do With It?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unsettled by Donald Trump's bigotry and xenophobia, liberal pundits have struggled to understand his improbable anointment as the nominee of the Republican party. Many have sought answers in the experience and behaviour of the white-working class, the bedrock of Trump support.
  869. What's Driving Got to Do With It? How the DMV is Conscripted to Do the Dirty Work of the Criminal Justice System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri protests of the death of Michael Brown in 2014, articles were written about the exorbitant fines assessed against residents of Ferguson, mostly minorities, and how these fines both led to and exacerbated a cycle of incarceration and poverty.
  870. What's Yours Is Mine
    Against the Sharing Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and many more companies have a mandate of disruption and upending the "old order." But this new wave of technology companies is funded and steered by very old-school venture capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economy damages development, extends harsh free-market practices into previously protected areas of our lives, and presents the opportunity for a few people to make fortunes by damaging communities and pushing vulnerable individuals to take on unsustainable risk. Drawing on original empirical research, Slee shows that the friendly language of sharing, trust, and community masks a darker reality.
  871. When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
  872. When Phoenix Came to Thanh Phong
    Bob Kerrey and War Crimes as Policy in Vietnam

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On May 16, 2016, former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was named chairman of Fulbright University, a US-backed college with ties to the State Department in Ho Chi Minh City. During his recent visit to Vietnam, President Barack Obama heaped praise on Kerrey, a former Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. What Obama failed to mention is that Kerrey also supervised one of the most atrocious war crimes of that ghastly war.
  873. When Soldiers Resist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Let's remember the courageous war resisters who said no to the slaughter in Vietnam.
  874. When They Lock Up the Truth: Khadija Ismayilova and the Latin America Connection
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Azerbaijan, a former Soviet country with remarkable oil and gas reserves has been controlled for decades by the Aliyev family.
  875. When Thoughtful People Think Illogically
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This man with whom I corresponded believes Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon were staged and that those involved, even the children, are "crisis actors" -- employed by a government whose aim is seizing guns, passing gun control laws, and creating a climate of fear. I asked about hospital staff, those who treat the injured and the spokesperson that provides information about a patient's condition. His answer, "Crisis actors."
  876. Where does ISIS come from?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Abdel Bari Atwan, Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate.
    Rosa Luxemburg said that capitalism would end in either socialism or barbarism. Looking at the Middle East, as hopes of democracy and social justice have been dashed by counter-revolution and violence, and at the West’s depictions of Islamic State or ISIS, barbarism might seem to have triumphed. Abdel Bari Atwan, editor for 25 years of the Arabic daily AlQuds AlArabi and now running the news website Rai al-Youm, is well placed to give an informed account of the origins, ideology and spread of ISIS.
  877. While you were distracted climate change warning arrived
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With dire warnings of catastrophic sea level rise and superstorms capable of pitching 1,000 tonne mega-boulders onto shorelines, scientist James Hansen sounded an alarm over continued global warming.
  878. The 'White Helmets' and the Inherent Contradiction of America's Syria Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The danger faced by the White Helmets is not a fiction -- to date, 141 first responders affiliated with the Syrian Civil Defense have been killed while performing their duty. And although their claims of having saved more than 60,000 lives are unverifiable, there can be no doubt that many lives have, in fact, been saved as a result of their work. But let there be no doubt -- despite their oft-cited claims of being neutral and impartial, that the White Helmets are very partisan.
  879. White Rose Begins Leaflet Campaigns June 1942
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In June 1942, a pair of German university students formed The White Rose, a German resistance movement that used a series of leaflets to decry Nazi militarism and call for an end to the war. Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell wrote the first four leaflets between the end of June and beginning of July. In the fall, Hans' sister, Sophie Scholl, discovered that her brother was one of the authors of the pamphlets, and joined the group. Shortly after, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst, and Kurt Huber became members.
  880. Who is appropriating what?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last week the novelist Lionel Shriver gave the keynote address at the Brisbane Writers Festival. It did not go well. She addressed the question of 'Fiction and identity politics' (apparently the organizers had originally asked her to talk about 'community and belonging', but she had submitted to them a different topic), providing a robust critique of identity politics and of the idea of ‘cultural appropriation’.
  881. Who the Hell is Supporting Donald Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Somehow the Trump shell game has gained followers. So the question is now, who the hell are these people voting for Trump?
  882. Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone
    In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.
  883. Why America's Judges Should be Chosen by Citizen Juries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Judges should not be chosen by popular vote, nor by politicians. Both approaches are undemocratic and deeply flawed, perhaps even absurd, despite the fact that the former is in widespread use at the state level, and the latter has always been used at the federal level (in the form of appointment by the President and confirmation by the Senate). A far better option is for judges to be chosen by juries drawn from the public by random selection.
  884. Why Black Lives Matters Is Taking on Police Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Black Lives Matter argues that the police associations have to be challenged head-on because of their power in preventing change.
  885. Why changing our diets won't save the Earth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Received wisdom says that to save the planet we have to change our eating habits. Elaine Graham-Leigh explains why the received wisdom isn't just wrong, it blames working people for a crisis they didn’t cause.
  886. Why Corbyn so terrifies the liberal elite
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Most Labour MPs would rather destroy their own party than let Jeremy Corbyn and his backers make it fit for its 21st century purpose.
  887. Why Do We Expose Ourselves?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Among critics of technological surveillance, there are two allusions so commonplace they have crossed into the realm of cliché. One, as you have probably already guessed, is George Orwell's Big Brother, from 1984. The other is Michel Foucault’s panopticon -- a vision, adapted from Jeremy Bentham, of a prison in which captives cannot tell if or when they are being watched. Today, both of these touchstones are considered chillingly prophetic. But in Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, Bernard Harcourt has another suggestion: Both of them are insufficient.
  888. Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair
    An Interview With Noam Chomsky

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Noam Chomsky explores the possibilities for a better human society.
  889. Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly 'offensive' stance on Islam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This week marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The atrocity was a brutal attack not just on human life but also on the principle of free speech, one of the pillars of human civilisation. In the aftermath of the killings, people across the world united to express their support for that essential liberty.
  890. Why Is the Truth on Syria Difficult To Decipher?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to Steven Kinzer, the American media's misinformation on Syria is leading to the kind of ignorance which is enabling the American government to pursue any policy, however imprudent, in the war-torn Arab country. The US government can "decree the death of nations" with “popular support because many Americans - and many journalists - are content with the official story," he wrote.
  891. Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth's survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
    Nazareth was not only an anomaly; it was a mistake.
  892. Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth’s survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
  893. Why Israel is blocking access to its archives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel is concealing vital records to prevent darkest periods in its history from coming to light, academics say.
  894. Why Occupy Wall Street Must Include Deamdn for Honest, Observably Counted, Unrigged Elections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Too many critical parts of our electoral process are controlled by private partisan corporations. The counting of our votes is now controlled by these corporations' software inside computerized "black boxes" – entirely in secret.
  895. Why Patrick Moore calls GMWatch "a bunch of murdering bastards"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to Patrick Moore, GMWatch are "low-life" "murdering creeps", "profiteering on ignorance". Not to mention, "a bunch of murdering bastards" with an "anti-human, murderous agenda." How come?
  896. Why Qaddafi had to go: African gold, oil and the challenge to monetary imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What was NATO's violent intervention in Libya really all about? Now we know, writes Ellen Brown, thanks to Hillary Clinton's recently published emails. It was to prevent the creation of an independent hard currency in Africa that would free the continent from economic bondage under the dollar, the IMF and the French African franc, shaking off the last heavy chains of colonial exploitation.
  897. Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels
    Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On any hot day Shell and Syncrude tour guides used to call the gasoline-like vapours that wafted from Fort McMurray's huge open-pit bitumen mines "the smell of money." But a new study in Nature has another name for the stench: air pollution and megacity volumes of it.
  898. Why Sitting Bull was right about Washington's lack of integrity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    That integrity is a foreign land where Washington is concerned is an inarguable fact. In the latest example, the failure to complete the construction of a nuclear disposal plant agreed with Russia once again leaves Washington's credibility in tatters.
  899. Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Even today, in more than a few countries, food is the organising principle behind the main challengers of existing power structures. In El Salvador, the National Coordinator of its Organic Agriculture Movement is Miguel Ramirez who recently explained: We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers’ social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers.
  900. Why the New Silk Roads terrify Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Almost six years ago, President Putin proposed to Germany 'the creation of a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.' This idea represented an immense trade emporium uniting Russia and the EU, or, in Putin's words, "a unified continental market with a capacity worth trillions of dollars."

    In a nutshell: Eurasia integration.

    Washington panicked.
  901. Why the Newberry Library Is Collecting Black Lives Matter Artifacts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Archivists hope to crowdsource historical documentation of today's civil-rights movements.
  902. Why the Working Class? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Workers are at the heart of the capitalist system. And that's why they are at the centre of socialist politics.
  903. Why They Left
    Brexit was'’t the first time Europeans rejected the EU, and it won't be the last. Here's what the Left should do.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Leave victory in the British referendum represents a moment of political confusion -- a hiatus in the opposition between social classes. No class appears capable of directing events. The ruling class has no clear plans for the future, and seems temporarily stunned.
  904. Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I will always believe in "The Revolution". But I am becoming very frustrated with modern "activist" culture.
  905. Why Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Donald Trump is winning Republican presidential primaries at such a great rate that he seems likely to become the next Republican presidential nominee and perhaps the next president. Democrats have little understanding of why he is winning -- and winning handily, and even many Republicans don't see him as a Republican and are trying to stop him, but don't know how. There are various theories: People are angry and he speaks to their anger. People don’t think much of Congress and want a non-politician. Both may be true. But why? What are the details? And Why Trump?
  906. Why we voted leave: voices from northern England - documentary
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    A short look at why those in the north of England mainly voted to leave the EU - from Guerrera Films.
  907. WikiLeaks: 10 Years of Pushing the Boundaries of Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We are now entering WikiLeaks 10 year anniversary. The organization registered their domain on October 4, 2006 and blazed into the public limelight in the spring of 2010 with the publication of Collateral Murder. This video footage depicted the cruel scenery of modern war seen from an Apache helicopter gun-sight. It became an international sensation, with the website temporarily crashing with the massive influx of visitors.
  908. Witness to a War Crimes Trial: My Heart is Sepur Zarco
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A frail, elderly woman, covered from head to toe in bright, colorful clothing approaches the witness chair. Her face is almost entirely covered. She is no more than five feet tall, and under all that clothing she can't weigh more than 100 pounds. She sits next to her translator. She speaks only Q’eqchi, one of Guatemala’s 24 officially recognized languages – no Spanish.
    The witness speaks quietly into a microphone, and her testimony is harrowing.
  909. Witnessing revolution in Rojava
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Rojava, who is the enemy is real simple: the Turkish government. Everyone knows that the Turkish government has supported Daesh [also called ISIS]. If the outside world wants to support Rojava, it's not money they primarily need, it's opening the border.
  910. Women on the frontlines of Kurdish struggles: An interview with JI.NHA women's news agency
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In 2015, Corporate Watch visited Bakur (meaning 'North' in Kurmanji), the Kurdish region within Turkey's borders. We interviewed two journalists from JI.NHA, an all-women news agency made up of mostly Kurdish women, based in Amed. Our meeting with JI.NHA took place just after the Turkish election in June 2015. Since our interviews, the Turkish state has begun a new war on its Kurdish population. Cities have been attacked by the police and military with mortars, tanks and helicopters and every day Kurdish citizens are being murdered. People in cities across Bakur have erected barricades in their neighbourhoods to defend themselves against the violence and are trying to organise autonomously from the state.
  911. The Workers' Climate Plan & The Federal Climate Consultations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Government of Canada is leading a process to create a National Climate Strategy, a result of signing the Paris Agreement to limit increasing global temperatures. Over the next 3 months, political leaders will be consulting the public and key stakeholders to propose a new federal climate strategy in October 2016.
  912. Workers' Memorial Day: North Dakota deadliest state in US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Tyler Erickson was a floor hand with Heller Casing in Williston, North Dakota, from 2012 until 2014. He specialised in maintaining the casing, which would be lowered into drill holes in what back then were the state’s booming oil fields. Accidents, he says, were a regular occurrence.
  913. Workers of the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trade unionists in the 1920s didn't have much reason for optimism. Labour membership, which had shot upwards amid postwar unrest, crested and then plunged. A decade later, strikes were blocking production across the country, and union density was skyrocketing.
    After years of malaise in the labor movement, is a similar upsurge possible today?
  914. Workers Profiles: Below the Minimum Wage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An endless supply of alcohol, good music, pool tables, and friendly strangers -- these elements seem like a recipe for a fun time. For those of us who frequent bars and pubs, this kind of environment is exactly what we look forward to at the end of a long day or work week. Imagine working at a bar. It seems natural that bartenders would enjoy their upbeat surroundings at work as much as their customers. Now, imagine being the only worker at a bar. You alone are responsible for cleaning the bar, controlling drunk customers, serving food, buying supplies -- everything all alone during an overnight shift.
  915. The Working Class: Saskatchewan's Political Orphan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We all suffer from the absence of working class politics. We are smothered in the business-oriented, neoliberal 'consensus' instructing us to reconcile ourselves to 'the new reality' -- rollbacks in social welfare and universal publicly funded programs; huge tax cuts to business and the rich, driving up public debt and enriching finance capitalism; an end to secure employment and guaranteed benefits; surrendering our dreams of home ownership unless we are prepared to accept a lifetime of debt enslavement; a future of uncertainty and endless personal struggle to sustain ourselves and our children. Flippant commentators now tell us the proletariat has been replaced by 'the precariat', and this will define the future of this new capitalism.
  916. Workshop Talks: Do job, get fired
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Under the Affordable Care Act, it’s standard HMO practice to offer patients the opportunity to fill out an advance directive as an exercise in considering one's quality of life, not just its prolongation. Frontline healthcare providers have a concrete reason for quality-of-life care concerns. But in the HMO business campaigns promoting quality of life over quantity, things are not really what they appear.
  917. World Bank Orders Venezuela To Pay Crystallex $1.4 Billion For Gold Mine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ordered the government of Venezuela to pay $1.386 billion to Crystallex, a bankrupt Canadian gold mining company, for canceling a 2002 permit to mine for gold in the Imataca Forest Reserve.
  918. A World War has Begun: Break the Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missile.
  919. Your Apps, Please? China Shows how Surveillance Leads to Intimidation and Software Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Now China has taken the next step. In November, a select group of Xinjiang residents found their mobile phone service abruptly terminated. Their phone service providers told them to visit their local police station to have the service restored. When contacted, the police told them that they had been detected using a VPN, or downloading foreign messaging software. Remove the software, the police said, and you'll get your connection back.
  920. Your EU vote is crucial because it won't count
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Here is a prediction about the outcome of today’s UK referendum on leaving the European Union. Even in the unlikely event that the remain camp loses, the UK will still not Brexit. Europe's neoliberal elite will not agree to release its grip on a major western nation. A solution will be found to keep the UK in the union, whatever British voters decide. Which is one very good reason to vote Brexit.
  921. Zionism and Anti-Semitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What is the meaning of Zionism today, almost 70 years after the formation of Israel, and why is it such a buzzword? Are we talking here about a particular form of nationalism or is it something a little bit more complex? What is its agenda?
  922. The Zionist educator we should have listened to
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At a time when Israel's education minister sees only Jews as moral, it is worth remembering a prominent Zionist educator who taught us that things could have turned out differently.

2015

  1. Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Free Information
    His Blood is on the Hands of the US Government

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It’s been just over two years since computer prodigy Aaron Swartz took his own life. He was the target of a merciless witch-hunt by the Department of Justice, ultimately choosing death over 35 years behind bars for the crime of releasing information. As someone who transformed the way we all use and love the internet, Aaron should have gotten a medal of honour, not a death sentence.
  2. Abolish High School
    Easy Chair

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Solnit says that we need to recognize that high school doesn't work for most young people, and suggests abolishing it.
  3. About Canada: Women's Rights
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Introduces readers to some of the many women who changed Canada through their efforst to secure greater equality.
  4. The Above
    Field of Vision

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    In Kirsten Johnson’s The Above a U.S. military surveillance balloon floats on a tether high above Kabul, Afghanistan. Its capacities are both highly classified and deeply mysterious.
  5. Activism: Marathon or Sprint?
    #shifthappens

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The 1% are killing the planet partly because the elite players have chosen to look no further into the future than the next fiscal quarter. Meanwhile, our culture exists to train and condition the 99% to maintain an equally narrow perspective.
  6. Activists Arrested at ArborGen GE Trees World Headquarters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new organizing initiative called "GE Trees Fall" launched with a four day GE trees action training camp outside of Asheville North Carolina, over September 24th to the 27th, 2015.
  7. Activists Track Down Racist Trolls Who Thought They Were Anonymous and Brilliantly Embarrass Them
    A Brazilian group is turning racist social media messages into signs everyone can see.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Recently, the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced it had turned off comments on stories about Tamir Rice because "just about every piece we published about Tamir immediately became a cesspool of hateful, inflammatory or hostile comments."
  8. Adblockers and Innovative Ad Companies are Working Together to Build a More Privacy-Friendly Web
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Eckersley and Toner talk more about the coalition between tracker and ad-blocker companies that will respect a 'Do Not Track' policy.
  9. Advancing Food Sovereignty to Transform Economies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Food sovereignty can transform local, national, and regional markets to support countries’ domestic economies and allow us to create wealth, both in production and knowledge.
  10. Afghan media respond to Taliban threats against TV channels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In an alarming statement published on the group's website on Monday 12 October, 2015, the Taliban said the two TV channels are legitimate targets and no employee, anchor, office, news team or reporter associated with either station is safe henceforth.
  11. Africa rising? The economic history of sub-Saharan Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An overview of the economic history of sub-Saharan Africa since independence (around 1960 for most countries).
  12. African-American Self-Defense 
    Guns and the Freedom Struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A Review of "This Noviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Cvil Rights Movement Possible" by Carles E. Cobb. Jr.
  13. After Paris
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Some have seen the terrorism as the consequence of French foreign policy in Syria. Yet we should be wary of seeing these attacks as a response, however perverted, to French, or Western, foreign policy. The terrorists did not target symbols of the French state, or of French militarism. They did not even target tourist spots. They targeted, rather, the areas and the places where mainly young, anti-racist, multiethnic Parisians hang out. What the terrorists despised, what they tried to eliminate, were ordinary people, drinking, eating, laughing, mixing. That is what they hated - not so much the French state as the values of diversity and pluralism.
  14. After the Last River
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Vicki Lean has crafted a stunning documentary about the community of Attwapiskat and its stories of risistance, following the impact that diamond mining and decades of government underfunding have had on the environment and the community.
  15. After the oil spill: ode to the Yellowstone River
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the face of environmental atrocities like the recent spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, quiescence be damned! To stop more of the same, we must reclaim from the corporate-captured state the rights of commons and community to decide on how local resources are used.
  16. After the Sands
    Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    After the Sands outlines a vision and a road map to transitioning Canada to a low-carbon society. Despite its oil abundance, with no strategic reserves, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. There's no good reason for Canadians to use much more oil per capita than people in other sparsely populated, northern countries like Norway, Finland and Sweden -- nations that use 27 to 39 percent less oil per person. In After the Sands, Alberta-based political economist Gordon Laxer proposes a bold strategy of deep conservation and a Canada-first perspective to ensure that all Canadians have sufficient energy at affordable prices.
  17. Against Charity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Snow criticizes the growing social movement 'Effective Altruism', which is characterized by calculating where expendable income is best spent and by encouraging the relatively affluent to channel their capital accordingly.
  18. Agbogbloshie: Ghana's 'trash world' may be an eyesore - but it's no dump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Most accounts of Agbogbloshie, the e-waste site in Accra, Ghana, persistently miss the point. Far from being a simple 'dump' for the world's trash, it is a huge recycling operation that pays for the wastes it receives, employs thousands of young men who would otherwise lack jobs, and plays a huge role in the national and global economy.
  19. The Age of Acquiescence
    The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has largely vanished.
  20. The Age of Aquiescenence
    The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half-century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Why? Fraser sets out to solve that mystery.
  21. The Age of Finance Capital -- and the Irrelevance of Mainstream Economics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Despite the fact that the manufacturers of ideas have elevated economics to the (contradictory) levels of both a science and a religion, a market theodicy, mainstream economics does not explain much when it comes to an understanding of real world developments. Indeed, as a neatly stylized discipline, economics has evolved into a corrupt, obfuscating and useless -- nay, harmful -- field of study.
  22. The Age of Imperialistic Wars 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There is no question that wars and military threats have replaced diplomacy, negotiations and democratic elections as the principal means of resolving political conflicts. Throughout the present year (2015) wars have spread across borders and escalated in intensity.
  23. An ageing population isn't the reason for stunted economic growth - austerity is
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the 2015 World Economic Outlook, for example, the IMF says: "Potential employment growth is expected to decline further in advanced and emerging market economies compared to pre-crisis rates. This is a result of demographic factors negatively affecting both the growth of the working population and trend labour force participation rates."

    But the reality is somewhat different. The IMF analysis is based on 16 countries that excludes more than one billion people from the African continent where half of the population is either 20 years of age or younger.
  24. The Agony of Saada
    U.S. and Saudi Bombs Target Yemen's Ancient Heritage

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In addition to the growing number of civilian casualties in the country's seven-month-long war, U.S.-made bombs dropped by fighter jets from a Saudi Arabian-led coalition are pulverizing Yemen's architectural history. These airstrikes are tearing villages apart, forcibly displacing thousands and erasing the country's inimitable heritage, according to the world heritage body, UNESCO.
  25. Agrica's Tanzania Rice Scheme Has Devastated Local Farmers, Say NGOs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A flagship rice plantation in Tanzania run by UK investors has allegedly destroyed the livelihoods of local smallholder farmers, driven them into debt and impacted the local environment, according to a new report published by the Oakland Institute.
  26. Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers''social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers."
  27. Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, all the more so following the advent of 'Green Revolution' industrial agriculture. So now women's collectives are organising to restore traditional foods and farming methods, resulting in lower costs, higher yields, improved nutrition, and a rekindling of native Tamil culture.
  28. Air pollution may be damaging children's brains - before they are even born
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Aside causing respiratory and cardiovascular damage, air pollution has also an impact on the brains and nervous systems of unborn children whose mothers suffer high levels of exposure.
  29. Alan Gross's Improbable Tales on 60 Minutes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In a dramatic segment on CBS News' 60 Minutes titled "The Last Prisoner of the Cold War," former United States Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor Alan Gross tells of horrifying experiences in captivity: "They threatened to hang me, they threatened to pull out my fingernails, they said I'd never see the light of day."
  30. Alarm sounded as TransCanada set to drill in Bay of Fundy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An open letter was released by 20 groups in New Brunswick opposed to TransCanada's plans to begin drilling in the Bay of Fundy. The procedure has the potential to hurt resident's foundations and drinking water, along with the natural environment.
  31. Alberta Oil and the Declince of Democracy in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    If reliance on oil production undermines democratic participation and governance in Canada, then what does the Alberta case suggest for the future of democracy in other industrialized nations?
  32. The Alinksy Method: a Critique 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Alinsky approach involved focusing on local issues and not asking basic questions about the economy or about broader social structures.
  33. All Rights Reserved: Now We Know the Final TTP is Everything We Feared
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement.
  34. Altered Genes, Twisted Truth 
    How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
  35. An Alternative for SYRIZA 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In order to regain sovereignty, a country has to exit not only the EZ, if a member, but the EU itself. Liberated from the noose of the EU treaties and regulations, Greek people will have the freedom to follow a sovereign monetary and fiscal policy and form trade and international alliances to the best of their interests.
  36. The Amazon tribe protecting the forest with bows, arrows, GPS and camera traps
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With authorities ineffective, the 2,200-strong Ka'apor, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, are taking on the illegal loggers with technology and direct action. Now the Ka'apor are seeking support through NGOs and the media.
  37. The American Sniper Was No Hero
    Assassin-for-Hire

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Despite what some people think, hero is not a synonym for competent government-hired killer.
  38. American White Separatist Finds Shared Values with Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    If America and Israel have "shared values," as their elected leaders often claim, then how can so many Americans reject ethnocracy in their own country, but support what is happening inside Israel?
  39. America's Capitalist Religion has Little Room for Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US mainstream press accuse the Pope of being leftist. Evidence? Well, they make the claim that he is leftist because he supports the theory of global warming. My guess is that the Pope also supports the theory of gravity, which, like global warming, has a great body of scientific evidence to support it. But is science now a part of the leftist realm of influence?
  40. America's Latest War Crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The best that Nobel Peace Laureate President Obama can do after the US bombs and destroys a hospital in Afghanistan, killing 22 people, including 12 volunteer doctors from Doctors Without Borders, is to say, "We're sorry"? No wonder people around the globe hate the US.
  41. Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People
    History and Memory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    This study of the Congress of African People (CAP) combines historical research and analysis with the author's first-hand experience with the organization, providing the first historical narrative of a consequential player in the Black Power Movement.
  42. Amnesia and the Armenian Genocide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A century after the methodically planned, organized, and executed destruction of the Anatolian Armenians, this article revisits the causes of this genocide and recognizes its importance for understanding the present.
  43. Amnesty International Responds to U.K. Government Surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A British tribunal admitted on Wednesday that the U.K. government had spied on Amnesty International and illegally retained some of its communications.
  44. Anger over China's Deadly Workplaces after Warehouse Explosion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A series of chemical explosions on August 12, 2015 at a warehouse in the northern city of Tianjin is shining a spotlight on dangerous workplace conditions and precarious employment relations in China.
  45. Anger rises as Brazilian mine disaster threatens river and sea with toxic mud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Conservationists and engineers battle to reduce the ecological fallout as mud and iron-ore residue from the BHP Billiton-Vale dam collapse flows down the Rio Doce to the Atlantic.
  46. The anguish of migrants in Macedonia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Milevska talks about the difficulties that migrants and refugees have to endure as cross Macedonia in their way to Western Europe.
  47. Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A number of academics, commentators, and groups argue that humans have so completely modified the Earth that concepts such as 'wilderness' or 'nature' have become meaningless, and that therefore there is no point in talking about 'preserving' wilderness or natural areas. The idea of 'nature', they say, is just a human cultural construct. Those advancing these ideas use different progressive-sounding labels, such as "pragmatic environmentalists" or "green postmodernism," but their message is that we should forget about wilderness conservation and just get on with the business of 'managing' the planet for human benefit. Not surprisingly, corporate and industry leaders have been jumping on the bandwagon.
  48. Anti-Syrian Muslim Refugee Rhetoric Mirrors Calls to Reject Jews During Nazi Era
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    During the 1930s and early 1940s, the United States resisted accepting large numbers of Jewish refugees escaping the Nazi terror sweeping Europe, in large part because of fearmongering by a small but vocal crowd. In recent days, similar arguments are being resurrected to reject Syrian refugees.
  49. The Anti-Empire Report #140
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Are you confused by the Middle East? Here are some things you should know. (But you'll probably still be confused.)
  50. Apostasy, Blasphemy and Free Expression in the Age of ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The right to religion comes with a corresponding right to be free from religion.
  51. Arboricide in Palestine - olive orchard destroyed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Israeli settlers in Palestine's South Hebron Hills last week cut down an orchard of 36 olive trees, in the latest attack of a decades-long war against Palestinian culture and survival in which has seen the cutting, burning and bulldozing of over a million olive, fruit and nut trees.
  52. Are cows destroying the climate?
    Film Review:

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How not to change the world. ‘Cowspiracy’ ignores capitalism and rejects Indigenous peoples’ concerns, while denouncing everyone who eats meat.
  53. Are Your Devices Hardwired For Betrayal?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Firmware-based attacks are real and their numbers will only increase. Cooper discusses the potential consequences if we don't address this issue now.
  54. ARIPO Protocol is a tool for foreign takeover of Ghana's agriculture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ghanaian citizens have so far prevented the passage of the Plant Breeders Bill, a UPOV-91-compliant law that would strip Ghanaian farmers of their rights to their own seeds. But there is worse coming from the African Regional Intellectual Property Association (ARIPO). To Ghana’s great credit, and despite determination and pressure from the G7, USAID and its contractors, despite the willing and enthusiastic cooperation of Ghana’s ministers, Attorney General, and both major political parties, Ghana has refused to pass a farmer destroying, sovereignty busting, UPOV law.
  55. Arthur Topham's Political Beliefs May Just Be Illegal
    The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham: Part 3

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On November 7, 2015, Arthur Topham was convicted of inciting hatred against a racial group, the Jewish people. Mr. Topham maintains a website, Radical Free Press, in which he publishes and comments upon various documents. These documents include The Elders of the Protocols of Zion, various anti-Zionist texts, and a tract entitled Germany Must Perish, first published in 1941 and then satirized by Mr. Topham as Israel Must Perish.
  56. As rivers re-open to shipping, oil threat to Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest continues
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest, home of incredibly rich biodiversity, is under unprecedented threat, writes ASMG Kibria. The recent oil tanker capsize on the Shela river puts the forest at risk of widespread biodiversity loss, but just this week, the authorities re-opened the Shela river to shipping with no restrictions on hazardous cargoes.
  57. As Turkey Bombed Anti-ISIS Fighters, It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to 2016 Candidates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On July 24, 2015, Turkey launched a massive military campaign that included sweeping attacks against Kurdish forces as well as minor strikes on Islamic State positions south of Turkey’s border. Just five days later, the Turkish government inked a contract to hire a team of prominent lobbyists to add to its already formidable army of influence-peddlers in Washington.
  58. Assange's Battle: A Fight for Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Whistle-blowers have become dissidents of the West. In the US, the crackdown on journalists and publishers has reached its height. Despite his campaign pledge to be "the most transparent administration", President Obama engaged in unprecedented persecution of whistle-blowers, worse than all other previous administrations combined. Those who communicate with the press and reveal the secrets of the deep state are seen as insider threats. They have become enemies of the state, often treated as traitors and criminalized.
  59. Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015
    The Kingpin Strategy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The "kingpin strategy" refers to the elimination of the kingpins dominating cartels. Cockburn analyzes how this method was used by the U.S. government, how it failed to work in the "drug war," and how its adoption, in the form of targeted assassinations in the "war on terror," has similarly been a failure.
  60. The Assassination Complex
    Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama's drone wars

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state's power over life and death.
  61. Assassination Nation
    Drones and Targeted Killing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Since the use of killer drones by the United States began, more than 3500 people have been killed. Many of those killed were civilians. The number of civilians killed depends on how one counts civilians.
  62. At COP21, the world agreed to increase emissions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Some countries will reduce emissions a little, but other countries will increase them a lot. You would never know this from UN and media reports.
  63. Atlanta: Notes on the Politics of Respectability
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Atlanta, Black politics is contained by the churches and civil rights officialdom in a way that is very peculiar compared with anywhere else I have lived.
  64. Attica: The Nightmare That Never Ends
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Today, the incarcerated population in the U.S. has mushroomed to some 2.4 million, seven times the number in 1971, not least as a result of the racist "war on drugs." The prison population grew massively in the 1970s and 1980s in direct proportion to the sharp decline in unionized manufacturing jobs, a measure of how the bourgeoisie has deemed whole layers of the ghetto and barrio masses "surplus." Prisons and jails represent, in concentrated form, the brutality of this racist capitalist society, with severe dehumanization and oppressive conditions directed against an already marginalized and demoralized population.
  65. Auditing the Greek Debt: Unity of Place, Time, and Action 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The recent debt currently being claimed presents features that make it irregular, illegitimate, illegal, unsustainable, and even odious. Allegedly Greek debts that were accumulated before 2010 were already to a large extent illegitimate and/or illegal.
  66. Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Schilis-Gallego discusses Australian mining companies' involvement in violence and human rights violations in Africa.
  67. Ayatollah BBC and #ExMuslimBecause
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Whilst we mourn our dead in Paris, we must not forget the countless others killed by ISIS and Islamists, including this very month in Lebanon, Nigeria, Mali, Iraq, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan… as well as those executed perfectly legally via Sharia laws in Iran, Saudi Arabia… The refugee crisis is in large part due to this unbridled brutality. In fact, if there ever was a "right" time to challenge Islam and Islamism, it is now.
  68. Back-Talk from the "Old Stock"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stephen Harper has been talking recently about "old stock" Canadians -- and at the same time stirring up fear and loathing against more recent arrivals in this country, notably those of Muslim faith, in order to mobilize electoral support for his Conservative Party.
  69. Bangladesh and the shrinking space for free thinkers: 'Don't call me Muslim, I am an atheist'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Writer Taslima Nasreen fled Bangladesh in 1994 when extremists threatened to kill her for criticizing Islam, and has been living in exile since. Her country has, in recent times, seen many intellectuals expelled or killed. In this interview, she speaks about the shrinking space for free thinkers in Bangladesh and says that Islam cannot be exempt from the critical scrutiny that other religions undergo.
  70. Bangladeshi Tribals Evicted For Tea Plantation Expansion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A Bangladeshi company has been accused of using armed men to evict ethnic minority communities in order to expand a tea plantation in Sreemangal in northeastern Bangladesh.
  71. Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Team of journalists from 45 countries unearths secret bank accounts maintained for criminals, traffickers, tax dodgers, politicians and celebrities. Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in Africa, bag men for Third World dictators, traffickers in blood diamonds and other international outlaws.
  72. Barter Networks: Lessons from Argentina for Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "How did Argentina survive their economic crisis?"; "Are they doing better now?"; "What happened to the factory takeovers?"; "Did millions of people really participate in the barter network? Did they actually invent new money?" These are some of the many questions I have been asked by Greeks, especially over the past few weeks, related to their economic crisis and the potential for self-organization and survival.
  73. Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Examination of the perils of American military bases overseas.
  74. Batteries and renewables - believe the hype!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Discusses one of the biggest technological developments of our climate-stressed times: the large-scale storage of renewable energy.
  75. Battlefield America: The War on the American People
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Police forces across the United States have been transformed into extensions of the military. Towns and cities have become battlefields, and the American people are now the enemy combatants to be spied on, tracked, frisked, and searched. For those who resist, the consequences can be a one-way trip to jail, or even death. Battlefield America: The War on the American People is constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead's terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself. In exchange for safe schools and lower crime rates, we have opened the doors to militarized police, zero tolerance policies in schools, and SWAT team raids.
  76. Rosalyn Baxandall, Feminist Historian and Activist dies at 76
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rosalyn Baxandall, a feminist historian who was among the first to bring scholarly attention to the historical role of women in the workplace and to expand the meaning of "women's work," has died.
  77. BBC defends reality show involving poor, dubbed 'Hunger Games'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Britain's Hardest Grafter will pit 25 of Britain's lowest-paid workers against each other for cash prize in series it claims is a 'serious social experiment'.
  78. Beating Uncle Sam at His Own Game
    The Skirmish in the Spratlys

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Washington has thrown down the gauntlet in the South China Sea. If Beijing wants to preserve its independence and surpass the US as the world's biggest economy, it's going to have to meet the challenge, prepare for a long struggle, and beat Uncle Sam at his own game. It won’t be easy, but it can be done.
  79. Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US and UK target for assassination civilians that allegedly have a connection with ISIS. Such operations are performed without a trial. Peppe discusses how the governments of these countries justify one form of extrajudicial killing while demonizing the murders that ISIS commits.
  80. Beyond The Broken Window
    William Bratton and the new police state

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Assistant chief Paul McDonagh was the man with the unenviable task of explaining the Seattle Police Department's drone program to the public. In October 2012, a lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation revealed that the department had secretly purchased a pair of camera-equipped Draganflyer X6 drones two years earlier. Soon after, McDonagh stood in a local community center before a roomful of citizens, who were shouting "shame" and "murderer" and "no drones, no drones, no drones!"
  81. Beyond the Spectacle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Our initial reaction to the Rachel Dolezal story was: what's the big deal? America has always been a land of shape shifters, and if she isn't stopped for "driving while black" or followed while shopping, and if her sons are not targeted by cops, then how is she different from the politician who is Italian on Columbus Day and Irish on Saint Patrick's Day?
  82. Bhopal's Fight for Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In December, 1984, unknown poisonous gases burst out from a Union Carbide pesticide plant located in a vicinity of the city of Bhopal in central India. The plant, scheduled for possible closure, was understaffed, not maintained adequately, and had already seen prior deaths from exposure to leaks.
  83. The Big Lie at the Heart of the Myth of the Creation of Israel
    An Interview with Lia Tarachansky

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lia Tarachansky's heart-wrenching documentary, On the Side of the Road, reveals the Big Lie at the heart of the myth of the creation of Israel.
  84. Big Oil's Ethical Violence
    BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions between corporate recognition of rights and an economic model that has implied the systematic violation and dispossession of workers and populations around the oilfields. It is part of a process of re-building communities and social organisations wiped out by the violence.
  85. The Big Secret That Makes the FBI's Anti-Encryption Campaign a Big Lie
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    McLaughlin discusses how hacking techniques and their increasing use are justified in a prevalent way by the American government.
  86. The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How plastic waste is used on the farm for agriculture.
  87. The Biggest Threat to Mexican Journalists Aren't Drug Cartels Anymore
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Northern Mexico and the drug cartels have dangerous reputations; especially for journalists. This should come to a surprise to no one. This year, however, the danger seems to have shifted in both location and source. Of the six journalists that were killed in Mexico this year, all of them were killed in the south; most likely at the hands of police officers and politicians.
  88. Bikes vs Cars
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bike and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a conflict in city planning between bikes, cars and a growing reliance on fossil fuels.
  89. Bill C-51: A Legal Primer
    Overly broad and unnecessary anti-terrorism reforms could criminalize free speech

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, would expand the powers of Canada's spy agency, allowing Canadians to be arrested on mere suspicion of future criminal activity.
  90. Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Farmers' first line of defence against pests is the ecosystem in and around their fields. With widespread or indiscriminate use of pesticides essential biodiversity is lost - and the result is more frequent and serious infestations, and a decline in food security.
  91. Birdie
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Birdie, who sleeps in trees and sells fruits and vegetables on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, loves the two abandoned dogs he now lives with. In Heloisa Passos' film, Birdie reads the minds of his two best canine friends.
  92. The Black Belt Communists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    During the Great Depression, black sharecroppers and the Communist Party waged war against tenant farming in the South.
  93. The Black Panthers: Movie Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With its powerful archival footage and interviews with former Black Panther Party members, Stanley Nelson’s documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution reopens a chapter of black history that has long been distorted, hated and feared by the racist rulers of America.
  94. Blacklisted
    The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies resorted to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of work.
  95. Blue Betrayal
    The Harper government's assault on Canada's freshwater

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canadians have long taken their water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that there is an abundance of water. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada is blessed with water, it is false that there is water to waste or sell.
  96. Grace Lee Boggs, Legendary Activist, Dead At 100
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Boggs spent her life actively supporting causes ranging from civil rights and labour to the Black Power and feminist movements.
  97. Grace Lee Boggs R.I.P.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Grace Lee Boggs, founding member of the Johnson-Forest Tendency (where her party name was Ria Stone), has died at the age of 100 in Detroit. She was born on June 27, 1915 and passed away October 5, 2015.
  98. Boiling Point: Why Do We Let Big Oil Send Workers to Their Deaths?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Refinery workers endure precarious labour conditions, yet the current system protects the companies economic interests. Recently, workers have started to mobilize.
  99. Bombing Hospitals: 22 People Killed by US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    A group of activists living in Baghdad would regularly go to city sites and string large vinyl banners between the trees outside these buildings which read: "To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime." We encouraged people in U.S. cities to do the same.
  100. Book Review: This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Book Review of "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible" by Charles E. Cobb Jr.
  101. Brainless in Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Washington's IQ follows the Fed's interest rate -- it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations. Washington's failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington's wars and in Washington's approach to China and Russia.
  102. Brazil: Challenges of a Landless People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Brazil, to define oneself as landless implies agency and a commitment to a community made up of active subjects that are working towards the construction of their own history.
  103. Brazil: Journalist Evany José Metzker Murdered While Investigating Drugs and Child Exploitation in Minas Gerais
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  104. Brazil's MST Pays Tribute to Landless Workers Killed by Police in 1996
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Landless workers occupy farms in Brazil to reclaim a sense of justice. The month of April - called "Red April" pays tribute and remembrance to the Landless Workers Movement's fallen comrades of the Eldorado dos Carajas massacre.
  105. Brazil's right-wing protests: A warning to the working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Right-wing protests in Brazil called for the overthrow of Workers Party. While the number of participants was likely to be inflated for political reasons, the protests underscore the intense class polarization, as well as the political dangers posed to the working class.
  106. Breaking the Media Blackout in Western Sahara
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Zurutuza describes how the Moroccan authorities repress journalists and media coverage of occupied Western Sahara.
  107. Breaking the Silence: Army Deliberately Targeted Civilians in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s attack on Gaza, saying it led to "immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip."
  108. Brussels 'Revolving Door' Keeps Relationship Cozy Between Big Energy and EU Decision Makers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Brussels 'revolving door' has allowed Big Energy to remain close to European climate and energy decision makers ahead of December's Paris COP21 climate talks, a new report shows.
  109. Bubbles Always Burst: the Education of an Economist 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Spouting ostensible free market ideology, the pro-creditor mainstream rejects what the classical economic reformers actually wrote. One is left to choose between central planning by a public bureaucracy, or even more centralized planning by Wall Street’s financial bureaucracy. The middle ground of a mixed public/private economy has been all but forgotten, denounced as "socialism." Yet every successful economy in history has been a mixed economy.
  110. Building the Ark - small scale farming in Poland for a green future
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Poland is the front line for Europe's small scale family farming, under assault from the EU regulations, corporate agribusiness, and a hostile government. A popular campaign is fighting back from its base deep in the Polish countryside, a small organic farm that's developing new green technologies to enhance the sustainability of small farms everywhere.
  111. Bureaucratic mass strikes: A response to Mark O’Brien
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The mass strike of 30 November 2011 (N30) was the broadest and biggest ever British public sector strike and involved the largest number of women workers in any British strike. Dave Lyddon comments.
  112. Burning Victims to Death: Still a Common Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The latest ISIS atrocity - releasing a video of a captured Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive - prompted substantial discussion yesterday about this particular form of savagery. It is thus worth noting that deliberately burning people to death is achievable - and deliberately achieved - in all sorts of other ways.
  113. California drought: agribusiness, fracking untouched by water rationing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    California has responded to the drought by rationing water, with $500 fines for domestic 'water wasters'. But agribusiness and water-intensive industries like fracking remain untouched by the restrictions, even though they consume over 90% of the state's water.
  114. A Call For A Fair Shares Agreement: Will Justice Prevail in Paris?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For most people the word justice conjures up images of superheroes and supreme courts. It seems a grand notion with little bearing on the practicalities of daily life. And when applied to the climate crisis it seems even less comprehensible. But the shocking thing about climate justice is that not only can it be calculated -- it can be achieved.
  115. Cambodia: local people risk everything to defend national park sold off to highest bidders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Botum Sakor national park is one of Cambodia's biodiversity hotspots. Now indigenous people are being violently evicted as the park is being sold off to developers for logging, plantations, casinos and hotels. Local communities are defending themselves and their land.
  116. Can Mulcair work a miracle and gain unlikely victory?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The big sleeper in the campaign that could mean victory for the Conservatives depends on whether hundreds-of-thousands of people who favour the NDP or the Liberals can manage to vote. According to the Council of Canadians, the so-called Fair Elections Act makes it more difficult for at least 770,000 people to vote.
  117. Canada After Harper
    His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, women's rights, science and research, the economy, labour unions, water and natural resources, and Aboriginal affairs.
  118. Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada's leading surveillance agency is monitoring millions of Internet users' file downloads in a dragnet search to identify extremists, according to top-secret documents. The covert operation taps into Internet cables and analyzes records of up to 15 million downloads daily from popular websites commonly used to share videos, photographs, music, and other files.
  119. Canada Should 'Get Tough' on Political Crimes, Say Watchdogs
    Four needed crackdowns, starting with illegal surveillance and electoral crime.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new round of Conservative Party advertisements return to a familiar tough-on-crime refrain.
  120. Canada's Creeping Police State
    Capitalist Repression and War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Conservative Harper government’s Bill C-51, the "Anti-Terrorism Act 2015," is a sweeping attack on free speech and other civil liberties. The bill targets publications, web postings and even private conversations sympathetic to causes that the capitalist rulers deem to be "terrorism." It authorizes the CSIS secret police to go after any activity that "undermines the sovereignty, security or territorial integrity of Canada" or interferes with the country's "economic or financial stability." And you don't have to actually do anything; the bill provides for "preventive detention" of individuals who the police claim "may commit" an offense.
  121. Canada's Election Needs Outside Observers To Ensure Fairness: Report
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada needs outside observers to monitor the federal election for fairness due to the rise of big money, nasty attack ads and new voting laws, says a report based on a survey of civil society groups.
  122. Canada's prime minister wants to make it harder for people to vote against him
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stephen Harper, who won by an uncomfortably small margin in the last election, has passed laws designed to keep voters who oppose him from the polls.
  123. Canada's top medical journal says Harper is undermining public health care
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal features an editorial written by Deputy Editor Dr. Matthew Stanbrook slamming the Harper Conservatives for weakening public health care in Canada. "For much of the last decade, Canadian federal health policy has been conspicuous by its absence," Stanbrook says, adding "in recent years, the federal government has neglected [its health care] responsibilities, even when courts have ordered them to do otherwise." The Conservatives are undermining and under-funding Canada's public healthcare system, spurning collaboration with the provinces and essentially removing the federal government from the health care business, Stanbrook suggests.
  124. Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    About the effects of "Chemical Valley" in the Aamjiwnaang-Sarnia area.
  125. The Canadian Election and the Global Climate Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The environmental stands of all the main parties in this election amount to climate change denial.
  126. The Canadian Elections: Cover-Up and Steal (Again)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The opposition parties in Canada's 2015 federal election are sticking to a careful PR-driven script, refusing to even mention the fact that Stephen Harper's Conservatives broke the law and committed fraud in winning the 2006, 2008, and 2011 elections. The mainstream media and the political parties scrupulously ignore this reality.
  127. Canadian Lies
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2015
    A parody song aimed at Canada's Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
  128. The Canadian Ministry of "Truth": "Reality Is Whatever We Say It Is"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The government and corporations operate as if truth and reality are what they say it is. Guerin analyzes and provides examples of this propaganda, including Canada's Bill C-51.
  129. Capitalism & Climate Change
    The Science and Politics of Global Warming

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    An excellent primer, from a radical perspective, on what the ecological crisis is about and what is causing it.
  130. Capitalism is the West's Dominant Religion
    Reflections on the Religion of the Market

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Welton describes capitalism as the dominant religion in the West, where Economics is the new theology of this global religion of the market and consumerism its highest good.
  131. Carving up Africa - aid donors and agribusiness plot the great seed privatization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An elite group of aid donors and agribusiness corporations plan the takeover of Africa's seeds, replacing traditional seed breeding and saving by small farmers with a corporate model of privatized, patented, genetically uniform and hybrid seeds.
  132. Catastrophe: The NDP lost because it deserved to
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It is, ultimately, astounding how facile and false political narratives come back to haunt those who insist on their veracity.
  133. The Catastrophic International Consequences of the Capitulation of Syriza and the Criminal Responsibility of Mr. Tsipras
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Syriza's betrayal comes at a very critical historical moment, when the racist extreme right is advancing almost everywhere in our continent, which already makes immediate and direct the threat that many of the citizens Europeans disappointed by Syriza will fall prey to this racist and neo-fascist self-proclaimed "anti-systemic" extreme right.
  134. Challenging the 'refugee-victim' narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With looming refugee and forced migration crises in the Mediterranean, Kenya, Burma, Syria, Burundi and elsewhere hitting international headlines, public attention is rightfully drawn to those people immediately affected by war, poverty, and persecution. For many, internally-displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and asylum-seekers are above all unfortunate souls, devastated, and stripped of their humanity by seemingly never-ending civil wars, dictatorships and economic stagnation at home.
  135. Changes to voting system leave Canada worse off
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How did we end up with this convoluted and discriminatory method of voting when we once had perhaps the best method in the world - door-to-door enumeration and no hard-to-get voter ID requirement?
  136. Charlie Hebdo And The War For Civilisation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There is so much more that could be said about just how little passion the corporate media have for defending the right to offend. Anyone in doubt should try, as we have, to discuss their own record of failing to offend the powerful.
  137. Chávez and the Communal State
    On the Transition to Socialism in Venezuela

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bellamy Foster examines Chávez's El Golpe de Timón (“Strike at the Helm”) speech where he insists on the need for changes at the top in order to promote an immediate leap forward in the creation of what is referred to as “the communal state.”
  138. Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainforest. Nevertheless, the company attempts to retry the case.
  139. Children of SA liberation icons condemn Israeli apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The children of South Africa's anti-apartheid heroes speak out against Israeli apartheid, supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel and denouncing the Jewish state's brutal colonial occupation of Palestine.
  140. Children of the Broken Treaty
    Canada's Lost Promise and One Girls's Dream

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Angus provides chilling insight into how Canada denies First Nations children their basic human rights.
  141. Children Suffer as World Bank's Borrowers Upend Their Lives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Evictions, loss of family income and other hardships associated with dams, roads and other projects can be especially harmful to young people. The bank's social and environmental safeguards forbid sudden, strong-arm evictions. But as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners revealed in April, the bank is failing to enforce those rules, with devastating consequences for adults and children who live on or near land targeted for development.
  142. China's Cyberspying Is 'on a Scale No One Imagined' -- if You Pretend NSA Doesn't Exist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stories about cyberespionage -- like the data theft at the US Office of Personal Management believed but not officially stated to have been carried out by China -- are weird. For one thing, they include quotes about how "we need to be a bit more public" about our responses to cyberattacks -- delivered from White House officials who speak only on condition of anonymity.
  143. The Chinese Working Class in the Global Capitalist Crisis
    Revolutionary Mass Strike or a New Bureaucratic Containment?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    By 2012, there were upwards of 100,000 “incidents” of popular unrest per year, ranging from strikes to riots to confrontations with local authorities over rural land seizures and real estate development. 2014 saw the highest number of strikes (12,000) ever, quite outside the control of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), the discredited state-sponsored union. The regime has thus far been successful in keeping these struggles dispersed and localized, aimed at local authorities rather than the central government. Environmental destruction, pollution and health hazards are also increasingly at issue.
  144. Chomsky and His Critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Noam Chomsky on ISIS, his foreign policy critics, and why socialist ideas are "never far below the surface."
  145. Choosing Our Future
    Dr. Zofia Pakula Spring 2015 Lecture Series

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  146. Christians at risk across the globe
    Pope has warned of a 'form of genocide' as threat of persecution grows, reports

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Christians are facing growing persecution around the world, fuelled mainly by Islamic extremism and repressive governments, leading the pope to warn of "a form of genocide" and for campaigners to speak of "religioethnic cleansing".
  147. Chronicle of a death online: Hate campaign from Muslim fundamentalist groups from Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and West Asia against a Muslim woman writer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The case of Tamil Nadu journalist who was victim of online 'rape' and 'murder', perpetuated by Muslim fundamentalists.
  148. CIA Torture Tactics Reemerge in New York Prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over 60 inmates at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility have complained of abuse by prison guards in the wake of the June escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.
  149. CIA Torture Tactics Reemerge in New York Prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over 60 inmates at New York's Clinton Correctional Facility have complained of abuse by prison guards in the wake of the June escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.
  150. Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The story of an injunction against against a journalist who dared to tell the truth.
  151. Citizens Mobilize Against Corporate Water Grabs
    A Human Right, Not a Commodity

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision highlights the intensifying struggle over who owns, controls, and profits from the most precious - and threatened - resource on Earth.
  152. Citizens worldwide mobilize against corporate water grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US and other governments are pushing a failed model of water privatization, but water is a human right, not just a commodity to be traded for profit or monopolized by corporations. Citizens and communities are fighting back to reclaim their water commons.
  153. The 'Civic Death' of Dominicans of Haitian Descent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Imagine being born in a country and then being told you have no rights as a citizen; that you're not wanted there. That is exactly what has been happening to Dominicans of Haitian descent.
  154. Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has long said that the Ukrainian coup of last year, and the subsequent regime in Kiev, is driven by ultra-nationalists, fascists, and even neo-Nazi factions. The Russian TV outlet RT also frequently refers to "the active role far-right groups have played on the pro-government side in Ukraine since the violent coup of the last year."
  155. Class Struggle at Air France
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On Monday, about 100 employees stormed an Air France management and union official meeting that was discussing dramatic job cuts. As the negotiations had been making no progress, the staff became angry, and tussled with some company officials.
  156. Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part Two
    Marxism vs. the Myth of "White Skin Privilege"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The victory of the socialist revolution in this country will be achieved through the united struggle of black and white workers.
  157. Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part One
    The Roots of Black Oppression

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The purpose of this talk is to motivate a Marxist materialist program for the fight for black freedom as opposed to the idealism embodied in both black nationalism and guilty white liberalism, including the concept of “white skin privilege,” which falsely substitutes individual psychology for struggle against the racial oppression rooted in the capitalist profit system. We fight for black freedom on the program of revolutionary integration including mobilizing the working class against every manifestation of racial oppression. This approach is counterposed to liberal integration, which is premised on the utopian notion that equality for black people can be attained within the confines of this class society founded on black oppression.
  158. Climate 'academics for hire' conceal fossil fuel funding
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Investigative reporters working for Greenpeace UK's Energydesk have uncovered a nexus of senior academics willing to accept large sums of money from fossil fuel companies to write reports and newspaper articles published under their own names and university affiliations, without declaring the funding.
  159. Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations
    Processes of Creative Self-Destruction

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The authors examine the intricate relationship between corporations and climate change, while also looking at how corporations shape political and social responses to climate change.
  160. Climate change: It's going to take a revolution 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2015
    A new video by Suhail Ilyas: The growing strength of the climate movement around the world gives us great hope, but it's going to take a revolution to make the world inhabitable for future generations.
  161. Climate and competitiveness in the tar sands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Anytime the oil barons and baronesses are smiling for the cameras with NGOs and politicians, we should at least be interested, if not outright worried. Was the release of Alberta’s new climate change strategy just an occasion for the oil execs to ham it up for the cameras pretending all is well or do they have truly something to be smiling about?
  162. Climate deal lacks strategies critical to achieving promised results
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It's easy to be swept-up in the feeling of accomplishment the COP21 agreement promises, especially with the enthusiastic response of the media, politicians, and celebrities involved. Unfortunately, while it is a victory for so many countries to come together and unanimously agree that something should be done, this is not the first time such promises have been made.
  163. Climate Deniers are More Dangerous Than Trump and More Deadly Than ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    So Rep. Lamar Smith (D-Tx.) finally got his NOAA emails. What he really should get is a jail sentence for crimes against humanity. He, and the other climate deniers like him who hold positions of power, are arguably more dangerous than Donald Trump and more deadly than ISIS.
  164. Climate Insurgency
    A Strategy for Survival

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Twenty-five years of human effort have failed even to slow climate change, let alone reverse it. Climate Insurgency lays out a strategy for protecting the earth s climate: a global nonviolent constitutional insurgency. This short book starts with a brief history of official climate protection efforts from above and non-governmental ones from below that explains why climate protection has failed so far. Then, it proposes a global nonviolent insurgency for climate protection to overcome that failure.
  165. Climate Technofix: Weaving Carbon into Gold and Other Myths of "negative emissions"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) published their most recent fifth assessment report, something surprising and deeply disturbing was lurking in the small print in chapter three on “mitigation”.
  166. CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many media outlets and other organizations around the world have been stating this without any difficulties.
  167. Coal plant threatens world's largest mangrove forest - and Bangladesh's future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As COP21 reaches its endgame, there are plans to build 2,440 coal-fired power plants around the worl. Their completion would send global temperatures, and sea levels, soaring. Yet Bangladesh, the world's most 'climate vulnerable' large country, has plans for a 1.3GW coal power plant on the fringes of its World Heritage coastal wetlands.
  168. The Collaborative Model Takes Root in Alberta's Tar Sands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Relationship between Big Oil, Enviromental Groups and Government in Alberta Tar Sands.
  169. Colombia - indigenous defender murdered in gold mining frenz
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An indigenous leader in Colombia's 'gold belt' has been killed by unknown gunmen as tensions grow between indigenous communities and outside gold mining interests, many of them linked to illegal armed groups and the drug trade.
  170. Combat Proven: The Booming Business of War in Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Arms fairs in Israel showcase the latest products the profitable Israeli weapons industry manufactures - and the demos are the perfect place to show those products off.
  171. Communism and the Family (Part One)
    The Marxist Approach to Women's Liberation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Replacing the family with collective institutions is the most radical aspect of the communist program and will bring about the deepest, most sweeping changes in daily life, not least for children.
  172. Communism and the Family (Part Two)
    The Marxist Approach to Women's Liberation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The family is the primary institution through which bourgeois ideology in its various forms is transmitted from one generation to the next.
  173. The Communist International and U.S. Communism, 1919 - 1929
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Author documents the positive contribution of the Comintern (Communist International) in its early revolutionary years and its decline under Stalin.
  174. The Communist International and U.S. Communism, 1919-1929: A Review
    Upholding the Revolutionary Legacy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Communist International and U.S. Communism, 1919-1929 examines the founding, development and degeneration of the Communist Party (CP) in the United States in the broader framework of the struggle for international proletarian revolution. Available in both paperback and hardcover, this fully indexed book, with extensive footnotes and references, will be of enduring value as a reference work for avowed socialists as well as scholars of communism. It is also a fun and interesting read and belongs in the toolkits of everyone seeking a coherent revolutionary program and lessons on building an organization.
  175. The Communist International and U.S. Communism
    1919 - 1929

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    For most commentators the Comintern's role in the development of American Communism is wholly negative. Zumoff challenges this narrative.
  176. Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Story of women's involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades.
  177. The Computers are Listening
    How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Top-secret documents from the archive of Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.
  178. The Conflict Shoreline
    Colonization as Climate Change in the Negev Desert

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The village of al-'Araqib has been destroyed and rebuilt more than seventy times in the "battle over the Negev," an ongoing Israeli state campaign to uproot the Bedouins from the northern threshold of the desert. Unlike other frontiers fought over during the Israel–Palestine conflict, however, this threshold is not demarcated by fences and walls but advances and recedes in response to cultivation, colonization, displacement, urbanization, and climate change.
  179. Confronting the Ecological Emergency
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In April 2014, two different teams of American glaciologists, specialists in the Antarctic, reached -- by different methods, based on observation -- the same conclusion: because of global warming, a portion of the ice sheet has begun to dislocate, and this dislocation is irreversible.
  180. Conservationist murders threaten Costa Rica's eco-friendly reputation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Many worry activists will stay away if poachers continue to go unpunished.
  181. Conserving soil: precious, finite and under threat 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Human existence relies on healthy soils. But all over the world soils are being lost and degraded by inappropriate land use, reducing their capacity to produce food and store water, nutrients and carbon. Sustainable land management must be incentivised to conserve this essential resource.
  182. 'A Conspiracy Of Silence' - HSBC, The Guardian And The Defrauded British Public
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Journalist Nafeez Ahmed has delved deeper into the HSBC scandal, reporting the testimony of a whistleblower that reveals a 'conspiracy of silence' encompassing the media, regulators and law-enforcement agencies.
  183. 'A Conspiracy Of Silence' -- HSBC, The Guardian and the Defrauded British Public
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An investigator and anonymous whistleblower talk about the suspicious lack of coverage and attention to the HSBC tax evasion scandal. This article talks about the scandal itself and criticizes the British liberal media.
  184. Containment
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Containment is a thoughful observational essay filmed in Fukushima, weapons plants nuclear storage facilities and deep underground exploring the present and future challenges of nuclear wast storage.
  185. Contest: Guess the date of Harper's next 'terrorist plot'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  186. Conundrum - Syriza, Democracy And The Death Of A Saudi Tyrant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It's always a tricky moment for the corporate media when a foreign leader dies. The content and tone need to be appropriate, moulded to whether that leader fell into line with Western policies or not.
  187. COP21 An Opportunity For Climate Justice, If We Mobilize
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The COP21 resulted in an agreement that was 25 years in the making, beginning with the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. Until now the world had been unable to reach an agreement on combating climate change. Now it is up to the people to push for policies at all levels of government to make the Paris Accord effective. We have the potential to use this deal to create a turning point in humanity's struggle for climate justice and end the fossil fuel era, but only if the people mobilize to make it so.
  188. COP21: in spite of the show, the glass is 80% empty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The COP21 Paris Climate Conference has, as expected, led to an agreement. It will come into effect from 2020 if it is ratified by 55 of the countries which are signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and these 55 countries account for at least 55% of global emissions of greenhouse gases. In the light of the positions taken in Paris, this dual condition should not raise any difficulty (although the non-ratification of Kyoto by the United States shows that surprises are always possible).
  189. COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - to support the resistance of developing country representatives inside the summit to an unjust and ineffective agreement imposed on them by the rich, powerful, high-emitting nations.
  190. Cops Charge Black Activist with "Lynching"
    Defend Maile Hampton!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On January 18, 2015, Maile Hampton, a young black woman and member of the ANSWER Coalition, was leading chants at a Sacramento, California, protest against a pro-cop rally. An online video shows the cops violently attacking several protesters, slamming a woman against a cop car and repeatedly throwing a man to the ground. While both were being handcuffed, the crowd chanted to let them go. Five weeks later, Hampton was arrested at her home. She now faces up to four years in jail on charges of felony "lynching"! A law supposedly intended to criminalize the extra-legal murder of black people, Mexicans and others by the racist terrorists of the KKK and their ilk, is now wielded by the police against those who actively protest the modern-day legal lynchings carried out by the cops.
  191. Corbyn and confronting media power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Corbyn may be right not to respect a media establishment that has shown little signs of respecting him but he urgently needs a strategy with which to confront it.
  192. Corporate Sycophants and the TPP
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The hypocrisy of "free market" advocates is astounding. While they trumpet increased competition and the elimination of state imposed barriers as a means of spurring economic advancement, they ignore how the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other "free trade" accords increase monopolistic intellectual property provisions.
  193. Corporations Undermined Public Transportation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over the past eighteen months two of the world's largest automakers have been found responsible for deadly conspiracies. But, recent revelations can’t compete with the industry's previous scandals.
  194. Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West's Real Religion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A TV sports commentator in Australia, Scott McIntyre, was summarily fired by his public broadcasting employer, Special Broadcasting Services (SBS), because of a series of tweets he posted about the violence committed historically by the Australian military.
  195. The Cross and the Sword: The Making of a Christian Taliban in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The recruitment point for volunteers in Dmytro Korchynsky's holy war is located in the basement of a building in central Kiev, on Chapaev Street, in what used to be a billiard club. Anyone can sign up, and the location isn't secret -- its address and phone number is on the Internet.
  196. Crossing a chasm slowly, in ten small steps? Sustainable living demands big changes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A call to re-engineer our infrastructure, re-imagine society and re-think the ways we live for disruptive, transformative change - rather than tinkering at the margins of 'normality'.
  197. Crossing Rafah
    Heading to Gaza

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  198. Crossing the River of Fire
    The Liberal Attack on Naomi Klein and This Changes Everything

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything" on climate change and its political enviroment.
  199. Deborah Cunningham, 1945-2015
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Deborah Cunningham was an ADAPT activist and Executive Director of the Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL). When she died on May 7, the movement lost a tireless, creative, committed activist, feminist and thinker.
  200. Dagong Diary, Part 1: Job Hunting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Part 1 of a seven-part series recording a short excursion into the lives of dagongzai and dagongmei at the beginning of China’s working year.
  201. Dagong Diary, Part 2: Proper Hiring Begins
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The following is part 2 of a seven part series recording a short excursion into the lives of dagongzai and dagongmei at the beginning of China’s working year.
  202. Dark Humor: Western Media Makes Light of Political Repression in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Political repression and violence are allegedly incompatible with Western liberal democratic values. Respect for human rights, freedom of expression, and protection of the rights of minorities are all purportedly the hallmarks of "free societies," the goals toward which all nations should be striving. And yet, such standards of freedom and democracy are only selectively applied, and only when beneficial to the Western (US-UK-EU-NATO) agenda.
  203. Daughter of the Lake
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Follow the powerful journey of Nelida a young Andean woman able to communicate with the spirits of the water. Nelida's fight takes her from the frontlines of resistance against gold mining in her village, to law school in Lima in efforts to save her community in the court system.
  204. Deadliest Terror in the World: The West's Latest Gift to Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Nigeria's Boko Haram are now officially the deadliest terror group in the world. That they have reached this position is a direct consequence of Cameron and Co's war on Libya - and one that was perhaps not entirely unintended.
  205. Death By A Thousand Cuts: Earth Enters The 'Danger Zone'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    2014 was the warmest year on record for the world; possibly the warmest in 5000 years. Even worse, this warming will soon double the pollution levels of our planet. Meanwhile, corporate media couldn't care less.
  206. Decaying social order shows need for philosophy, revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2015-2016.
  207. The Deciders
    The disastrous Iraq policies that led to ISIS were not President Bush's

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In May 2003, in the wake of the Iraq War and the ousting of Saddam Hussein, events took place that set the stage for the current chaos in the Middle East. Yet even most well-informed Americans are unaware of how policies implemented by mid-level bureaucrats during the Bush administration unwittingly unleashed forces that would ultimately lead to the juggernaut of the Islamic State.
  208. Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Deep Diversity explores how the interactions with individuals different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness. Choudhury argues that "us vs. them" is an unfortunate but normal part of the human experience due to reasons of both nature and nurture.

  209. Deep Web
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    A documentary that explores the history and context of the world that these darkened online areas burgeoned from. Focusing on the recent court case of the alleged founder of the online market Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, it's a far more complex and multifaceted story than the media portrays. Deep Web investigates the greater implications for how we will all experience the internet in the future.
  210. Defender of the Forests 
    Bonnie Phillips vs. the Timber Beasts, Gang Green and the Big Foundations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Veteran forest advocate Bonnie Phillips passed away on May 4, 2015 in Olympia, Washington. This article is based on her final interview.
  211. Defense Contractors Cite "Benefits" of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Major defense contractors Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East.
  212. Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With the deadline for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe. In Nigeria however, forest and farmland continue to be destroyed.
  213. The Demonology School of Journalism
    Putin and the press

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized as a dictator, authoritarian, czar, 'former KGB operative' and Soviet-style ruler; anything but the repeatedly elected President of Russia.
  214. Destroyed by the Espionage Act
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Story of why Stephen Kim, former U.S. State Department expert, was imprisoned for an Espionage Act charge.
  215. Destruction of Palestinian olive trees is a monstrous crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The uprooting and cutting down of over a million olive and fruit trees in occupied Palestine since 1967 is an attack on a symbol of life, and on Palestinian culture and survival. A grave crime under international humantarian law, the arboricide is also contrary to Jewish religious teachings.
  216. Details Of Tax Avoidance Schemes For Wealthy HSBC Clients Revealed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A cache of secret documents has thrust HSBC into the limelight for helping international clients dodge taxes.
  217. Detroit celebrates Grace Lee Boggs' 100th birthday
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    About the weeklong celebration of the life of Grace Lee Boggs, radical activist, political theorist, and revolutionary.
  218. Deutsche Bank Pays $2.5 Billion Fine For Interest Rate Rigging
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay out $2.5 billion fine to settle U.K. and U.S. government investigations into allegations of fixing global interest rates, months after 6 other banks paid out $4.3 billion on similar charges. Activists say that the banks should have faced criminal charges.
  219. The Devil Is Here in These Hills
    Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labour struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other side were 50,000 mine workers, the nation's largest labour union, and the legendary "miners' angel," Mother Jones. The fight for unionization and civil rights sparked a political crisis verging on civil war that stretched from the creeks and hollows to the courts and the US Senate.
  220. Did the US Accidentally Give the World's Most Powerful Cyberweapon to Terrorists?
    Sony Hack: Made in America?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  221. A Diet of Austerity
    Class, Food and Climate Change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Deals with the reasons why the working class is blamed for climate change, and what it can actually do about it.
  222. The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded history of the West for 1000 years. But don't blame the Visigoths or the Vandals. The culprit is the ephemeral nature of digital recording devices. Remember all the stuff you stored on floppy discs, now lost forever? Over the last 25 years, we've seen big 8" floppies replaced by 5.25" medium replaced by little 3.5" floppies, Zip discs and CD-ROMs, external hard drives and now the Cloud -- and let's not forget memory sticks and also-rans like the DAT and Minidisc.
  223. The Dignity of Chartism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Groundbreaking studies of Britain's first major working-class movement.
  224. The Dignity of Chartism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Dorothy Thompson's writing on Chartism showed early working-class politics as it really was, a real challenge to the ruling class of the time, says John Westmoreland.
  225. Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism.
  226. Dismantling Democracy
    Stifling Debate and Dissent in Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An extensive dossier of the Harper government's attacks on democracy, debate, and dissent.
  227. Displaced In The D. R.
    A country strips 210,000 of citizenship

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Even before Juliana Deguis Pierre became famous, or infamous, any Dominican who saw her would have guessed that she was of Haitian descent. Her dark skin, wide nose, and what is, in the Dominican Republic, called pelo malo -- "bad hair" -- immediately identify her as the child of Haitians, even though she was born in the Dominican Republic and has never been to Haiti.
  228. Disturbing the Peace
    The Use of Criminal Law to Limit the Actions of Human Rights Defenders in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The first part of this report briefly reviews the criteria for recognizing the status
    of human rights defenders, the development of the legal status of human rights
    defenders and the legal tool formulated to protect them and allow them to
    protect and promote these rights internationally. The second part of the report
    focuses on the common practice of using criminal law to harm defenders, and
    examines how human rights defenders in Israel are criminalized. The report
    provides examples of cases that have taken place in Israel and in the Occupied
    Palestinian Territories (OPT) in recent years, in which the authorities used criminal
    law against defenders in an effort to restrict their freedom and limit their ability
    to take action.
  229. Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With all our talk about police violence aimed at poor and minority communities, we have yet to talk about the group most likely to be killed by law enforcement: Native Americans.
    Native American men are incarcerated at four times the rate of white men and Native American women are sent to prison at six times the rate of white women.
  230. Documents Reveal Canada's Secret Hacking Tactics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada's electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyberweapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries' infrastructure, according to newly revealed classified documents. Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, has also covertly hacked into computers across the world to gather intelligence, breaking into networks in Europe, Mexico, the Middle East and North Africa, the documents show.
  231. Documents Shine Light on Shadowy New Zealand Surveillance Base
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The documents, revealed Saturday by the Sunday Star-Times in collaboration with The Intercept, show how closely New Zealand has worked with the NSA to maintain surveillance coverage of the region. The files also offer an unprecedented insight into the Waihopai base, exposing how it's been integrated into a global eavesdropping network.
  232. #DomesticExtremist trend mocks UK police surveillance of protesters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Non-conformists across the UK are taking to social media to declare themselves #DomesticExtremists in a bid to raise awareness about secretive police powers.
  233. Dominican Republic to be 'Socially Cleaned' in two days
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In two days about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism. At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans. According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.
  234. Don't be fooled: 'media watchdogs' are Israeli propaganda tools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Consider yourself very lucky if you have never heard of "UK Media Watch" (formerly called "Comment is Free Watch" – CiF Watch), "BBC Watch", "HonestReporting" and "Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America" (CAMERA).
  235. Don't Blame the Media for the Charleston Murders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Featherstone argues that blaming the media for the Charleston Murders is an easy way to avoid doing any real thinking.
  236. Don't Waste Any Time In Mourning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the many accolades Pete Seeger received in the days, weeks, and months after his death, there was often something missing -- as absent in tributes from admirers who share his revolutionary politics as in those aiming to reclaim him for respectability.
  237. Down the Memory Hole: NYT Erases CIA's Efforts to Overthrow Syria's Government
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    FAIR has noted before how America's well-documented clandestine activities in Syria have been routinely ignored when the corporate media discuss the Obama administration's "hands-off" approach to the four-and-a-half-year-long conflict.
  238. Down With U.S. Imperialism's Anti-China Trade Pact!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    If it is ratified, the TPP will be the largest trade agreement in history, encompassing at least 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product and one-third of all global trade. Japan and the more minor imperialist countries Canada and Australia have been cut in on the deal -- and competing European powers cut out -- but it is the U.S. rulers who hold the whip hand. Under the banner of "free trade," the TPP aims to drive up the exploitation of labour across the board while increasing imperialist domination of dependent countries. Above all, this agreement targets China, escalating the U.S. bourgeoisie's drive to promote capitalist counterrevolution there through economic pressure and military encirclement.
  239. Downward spiral continues for Honduran media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The first two months of 2015 have very disturbing for journalists in Honduras. Five years after a 2009 coup détat, it is still one of the western hemisphere’s most dangerous countries for media personnel and respect for freedom of information continues to decline.
  240. Dr. Mike Carr passes at 73
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Dr. Mike Carr, community activist, academic and teacher, passed away amongst his Cuban family in Havana Cuba.
  241. The Drone Papers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military's assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama's drone wars.
  242. Drone Strikes and the Sanitization of Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Van Dongen discusses the terminology that the drone campaign employs, in which the CIA and the Obama administration gloss over death and destruction of drones in Pakistan, Afganistan and Yemen.
  243. Drug War Winners and Losers
    Young, Kevin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
  244. Earning a Profit from Global Warming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As evidence mounts that a warming world is hurtling toward the point of no return, the plan of the world's governments is to make adjustments to the ability of corporations to profit from polluting. Short-term profits continue to be elevated above the long-term health of the environment.
  245. Ecuador Fights against Elitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It is great news for majority of Ecuadorian citizens -- but a terrible nightmare for the 'elites'.
    Lately, in Ecuador, right-wing 'elites' are continuously protesting against the administration, accusing it of corruption and other ills.
  246. Ecuador: Mass marches defend democracy amid coup plot
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    President Rafael Correa called a rally on July 2, 2015 in defence of democracy and the pro-poor Citizens' Revolution his government leads after plans by the right-wing opposition for a violent coup were exposed.
  247. Ecuador's New Indigenous Uprising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ecuador's Indigenous movements have launched an uprising to challenge the government's opposition to bilingual education and its support for an extractive-based economy.
  248. Eduardo Galeano, ¡Presente!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    La Botz reflects on Eduardo Galeano's works and ideas.
  249. Edward Snowden's Warning to Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Whistleblower Edward Snowden talks about Bill C-51 and the weak oversight of Canada's intelligence agencies.
  250. Elections Canada bungled its investigation of Michael Sona and the 2011 robocall scandal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Because the 'robocalls' fraud of Canada's 2011 federal election was insufficiently investigated by state authorities and underreported by the corporate media, Canadians have yet to understand its scale, focus, and impact.
  251. Emails Reveal Dairy Lobbyist Crafted 'Ag-Gag' Legislation Outlawing Pictures of Farms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Across the country, legislatures are responding to whistleblowers and activists who have exposed inhumane and at times unsanitary practices at farms by passing laws that criminalize the taking of photos or videos at agricultural facilities. Farming interests have publicly backed the campaign to outlaw recording: in fact, dairy industry lobbyists actually crafted the legislation that was later introduced by lawmakers.
  252. The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the years I spent at Columbia University, there was always some professor or another coming under attack from the Israel lobby. But no matter the intensity of the witch-hunt, I was always proud to see my employer stand up for the free speech rights of the faculty.
  253. The end of hasbara? NYT readers question US support for apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The New York Times published a remarkable discussion yesterday. Alongside an article about Israel cancelling a plan to segregate buses going to the West Bank so as to keep Palestinians off settlers' buses, it published readers' comments, and in both the editors' selection and the readers' selection, the comments were running against Israel.
  254. Energy Revolution Is Possible... And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fewer than 800 of the world's wealthiest people could power half the world with 100 percent renewable energy within 15 years, report says.
  255. Engineering consent for fracking: Chris Smith and the 'astroturf' consultancy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Edelman, the global PR group, has a history of 'consent engineering' for the fossil fuel industry in North America.
  256. Entertaining facts: what the news media do with expert information about environmental risks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This research aims to clarify why there is such a difference between expert understandings of the environmental risk of global warming and climate change, and social world understandings.
  257. Environmental racism in the US - black communities fight for justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Landfill sites, giant hog farms, incinerators and other 'bad neighbor' industries in the US tend to be situated in African American communities. The Environmental Protection Agency is legally obliged to prevent 'environmental racism', but from California to Michigan, low-income communities of color have been waiting years for it to take a stand. Now, backed by Earthjustice, they are forcing the issue - in the courts.
  258. Ernst & Young Pays $10 Million To Settle Lehman Brothers Audit Failure Lawsuit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four auditing firms, has agreed to pay a $10 million to New York state to settle a lawsuit for overlooking accounting gimmicks by Lehman Brothers, the defunct Wall Street bank. The scheme allowed Lehman to hide billions of dollars in bad deals.
  259. Escalation is when Palestinians lose self-restraint
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Who is to blame for the escalation?
  260. Ethiopia: stealing the Omo Valley, destroying its ancient Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A land grab is under way in Ethiopia, as the government pursues the wholesale seizure of indigenous lands to turn them over to dams and plantations for sugar, palm oil, cotton and biofuels run by foreign corporations.
  261. EU-Canada CETA trade deal is a back door for US to sue EU - even if TTIP fails
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There's been a big fuss about the 'ISDS' clauses in the TTIP trade deal that would allow US corporations to sue the EU and its member states for 'lost profits', writes Maude Barlow. But ISDS is already in CETA, the already negotiated EU-Canada trade deal - and nothing would be easier than for US companies to use it as their 'back door'. We must make sure CETA is rejected at its final hurdle.
  262. EU diplomats reveal devastating impact of Ethiopia dam project on remote tribes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A controversial World Bank-funded scheme to dam a major Ethiopian river and import up to 500,000 people to work in what is planned to be one of the world's largest sugar plantations has led to tens of thousands of Africa's most remote and vulnerable people being insensitively resettled. According to reports by two teams of British, American and EU diplomats who visited the resettlement areas in the Lower Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia last year, the lives of 20,000 Mursi, Bodi and other semi-nomadic tribespeople are being "fundamentally and irreversibly" changed by the mega-project.
  263. Euro Banks vs. Greek Labor
    Varoufakis is Proposing Austerity on the Banking Class

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Michael Hudson, professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City about the current economic situation of Greece.
  264. Europe's Moment of Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras' acceptance of an "austerity package" on July 13, which contained measures rejected by the Greek people in a referendum barely a week before, represents not just an abject surrender by the Syriza government, or a sign of contempt on the part of German finance capital for the Greek electorate; it marks a decisive turning point for Europe (and indeed for the rest of the world), and the end of the road for a whole way of thinking on the Left, especially the European Left.
  265. EuroZone Profiteers: How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    We should be clear: almost none of the huge amount of money loaned to Greece has actually gone there, says Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and a Nobel Prize winner in economics. It has gone to pay out private-sector creditors – including German and French banks.
  266. Even Wars Have Rules: a Fact Sheet on the Bombing of Kunduz Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding investigation to ascertain the truth about the events that led to the killing of our colleagues and patients by US.airstrikes on one of our hospitals in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
  267. Everyone is the Mother of Victory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Everyone is the mother of victory; No one is the father of defeat. Do we claim COP21 as a success, and risk watching it being used by fossil fuel failures to carry on burning humanity, and so become complicit in defeat?
  268. Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank's Broken Promise to the Poor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The World Bank pledges to "do no harm." But over the past decade it has regularly failed to protect the world's most vulnerable people.
  269. Evolving Geopolitical Economic Framework: US vs. China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a game changer in what had been since World War II and Bretton Woods American global financial dominance in facilitating US unilateral market penetration via the preponderant voice in IMF and World Bank operations and policy making, and, equally significant, integrating expanding economic power with an interventionist military underpinning.
  270. Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 lasted only a little more than two months before being ruthlessly crushed. A new book by Yale Professor John Merriman, "Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune," provides a remarkably detailed account of an armed uprising that rejected oligarchical government.
  271. Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    The short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 lasted only a little more than two months before being ruthlessly crushed. A new book by Yale Professor John Merriman, "Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune," provides a remarkably detailed account of the uprising that Karl Marx hailed as the first working-class revolution.
  272. Exploiting Emotions About Paris to Blame Snowden, Distract from Actual Culprits Who Empowered ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Whistleblowers are always accused of helping America's enemies (top Nixon aides accused Daniel Ellsberg of being a Soviet spy and causing the deaths of Americans with his leak); it's just the tactical playbook that's automatically used. So it's of course unsurprising that ever since Edward Snowden's whistleblowing enabled newspapers around the world to report on secretly implemented programs of mass surveillance, he has been accused by "officials" and their various media allies of Helping The Terrorists.
  273. The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham
    Part I

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Five security guards, members of the RCMP, two in bulletproof vests, all entrants pass through metal detectors, undergo a wand search, check all electronics including cell phones and have their bags meticulously scrutinized. Why all the security? The crown was presenting its criminal case against Arthur Topham, for the crime of "hate."
  274. The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham
    Part II

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On November 12th, 2015 the jury found Arthur Topham guilty of "inciting hate." This leads to a few questions.
  275. The Extreme Centre
    A Warning

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Since 1989, UK politics has become a contest to see who can best serve the needs of the 'market', a competition now fringed by unstable populist movements. Tariq Ali looks at the people and the events that have informed the consistent victories for the Extreme Centre.
  276. Facebook Shut Me Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Peled describes how Facebook shut him down after he exposed an Israeli plant.
  277. Facts Back Russia on Turkish Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Turkey claims its November 24, 2015 shoot-down of a Russian warplane along the Syrian border was justified -- and the Obama administration is publicly siding with its NATO ally -- but a review of the evidence supports Russian accusations of an "ambush." The evidence from the Turkish authorities themselves thus leaves little room for doubt that the decision to shoot down the Russian jet was made before the Russian jets even began their flight.
  278. The Failed Strategy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The failure of Syriza in Greece, and the timidness of other left-social-democratic parties and formations tells us that we must learn the dangers of political shortcut and focus on building radical movements outside of government.
  279. Failing the Trump Test: Cops for Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Donald Trump just picked up his latest big endorsement: from the New England Policeman’s Benevolent Association, “the fastest-growing law enforcement organization in the northeastern United States” (according to the NEPBA’s website). Addressing the group in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, last Thursday, Trump told his audience that their support represented the most important honor he could possibly receive.
  280. The Failure of Nonviolence
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The Failure of Nonviolence examines most of the major social upheavals following the Cold War to reveal the limits of nonviolence and uncover what a diverse, unruly, non-pacified movement can accomplish. Critical of how a diversity of tactics has functioned so far, this book discusses how movements for social change can win ground and open the spaces necessary to plant the seeds of a new world.
  281. The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine
    The Real Reason Washington Feels Threatened by Moscow

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Washington needs a war in Ukraine to achieve its strategic objectives.
  282. Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
  283. Farmer Cooperatives, Not Monsanto, Supply El Salvador With Seeds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the face of overwhelming competition skewed by the rules of free trade, farmers in El Salvador have managed to beat the agricultural giants like Monsanto and Dupont to supply local corn seed to thousands of family farmers. Local seed has consistently outperformed the transnational product, and farmers helped develop El Salvador’s own domestic seed supply–all while outsmarting the heavy hand of free trade.
  284. Farmers join to save the seeds that feed us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Farmers and growers in south-west England have united to reclaim the lost skill of seed saving. They are determined to grow, develop, share and disseminate open-pollinated seeds, and oppose EU laws granting commercial plant breeders a legal monopoly on the seeds that sustain our lives.
  285. Fatal Extraction
    Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Australian-listed mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and alleged injustices which wouldn’t be tolerated in better-regulated nations. The stories are from people across Africa, and are rarely heard outside their communities.
  286. Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
    Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa's minerals.
  287. FBI harassing fossil fuel activists in the Pacific northwest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A grassroots movement of eco-activists is achieving unprecedented success in challenging fossil fuel developments in the Cascadia region of the US's Pacific northwest, writes Alexander Reid Ross. And that has attracted the wrong kind of attention - from local police, FBI and right-wing legislators determined to protect the corporate right to exploit and pollute.
  288. FDA Nominee Helped Medical Industry Find and Pay Faculty for "Regulatory Consulting"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Dr. Robert Califf, whose nomination by President Obama to lead the Food and Drug Administration has come under scrutiny over his extensive ties to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, previously directed a business that specializes in helping health care companies hire faculty members and other academic researchers to influence regulatory decisions.
  289. Feminism Unfinished
    A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    History of American women's movements. Starting from the 1920s, authors review a century of these social movements.
  290. Ferguson and After: Where Is This Movement Going?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The movement that has erupted after non-indictments of the cop killers of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and of Eric Garner in New York City, one further fed by relentless continued police killings of black and brown youth on a weekly basis around the country, is without doubt the deepest social movement to emerge in the United States in more than forty years.
  291. A Fetid Wind of Racism Hovers Over Europe
    Je Suis Charlie Chaplin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After Charlie Hebdo's assassinations, is it obligatory to identify oneself with the victims' actions? Must people be Charlie because the victims were the incarnation of the 'liberty of expression'?
  292. The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality's Never Far Away
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    They burned him alive in an iron cage, and as he screamed and writhed in the agony of hell they made a sport of his death. After listening to one newscast after another rightly condemn the barbaric killing of that Jordanian air force pilot at the bloody hands of ISIS, I couldn’t sleep.
  293. The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
  294. Fight to Defend Trans Fats Funded With Dark Money
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A conservative Washington think tank that opposed a federal ban of trans fats has also actively campaigned against climate science and environmental regulation, and is funded by secret donors.
  295. Fightback in Korea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In a climate of increasing repression, the Park Geun-hye government in South Korea is launching the latest in its series of attacks on working people. A retrograde labour reform plan is being set in motion that promises to drive down wages and undermine job security. There is broad and determined resistance to the plan, and workers and farmers are taking the battle to the streets.
  296. Fighting On All Fronts
    Popular resistance in the Second World War

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Gluckstein explores the impact of mass popular movements during World War Two.
  297. Find, Fix, Finish
    For the Pentagon, creating an architecture of assassination meant navigating a turf war with the CIA

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Obama was urged by Michael Hayden, the CIA director, and his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to adopt small footprint counterterrorism operations and drone strikes. In one briefing, Hayden told Obama that covert action was the only way to confront al Qaeda and other terrorist groups plotting attacks against the U.S.
  298. Fire as U.S. Policy
    Burning Truth

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  299. Firing Blind
    Flawed Intelligence and the Limits of Drone Technology

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Classified Pentagon documents reveal that the U.S. military has faced "critical shortfalls" in the technology and intelligence it uses to find and kill suspected terrorists in Yemen and Somalia.
  300. The First Green Wave
    Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    O'Connor focuses on the first wave of activism -- the result of postwar ecology -- that originated in the late 1960s.
  301. First Look Media Publishes Warrant 'Canary,' Releases Software for Managing Canaries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Today The Intercept’s parent company, First Look Media, published a warrant "canary" -- a statement that attempts to assure readers that the company has not been compelled to comply with a secret government order like a National Security Letter. In addition to this, First Look is publishing AutoCanary: simple, free, open-source software to easily create and manage warrant canaries.
  302. Fishers and Plunderers 
    Theft, Slavery and Violence at Sea

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Fishers and Plunderers focuses on the exploitation of fish and fishers alike in a global industry that gives little consideration to either conservation or human rights. In a business characterized by overprovisioned vessels and shortages of fish, young men are routinely trafficked from poor areas onto fishing boats to work under conditions of virtual slavery. Poverty and debt push many towards piracy and drugs -- although the criminality linked to the industry extends far beyond any individual worker, vessel, or fleet. Fishers and Plunderers provides strong evidence of industry-wide crimes and injustices and argues for regulations that protect the rights of fishers across the board.
  303. 500 rabbis urge Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over 500 rabbis from Israel, Britain, the US and Canada have called on the Israeli prime minister to stop demolishing Palestinian homes.
  304. Five tests for action in Syria that fail the challenge of beating Isis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    'We are alarmed that the government appears to be ready to embark on a campaign of airstrikes in Syria ... that does not seem to be part of a thought-through military, political and social strategy for the region,' write professors from the University of Oxford and Soas, University of London.
  305. Five wins for feminism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Every activist has at some point been told that activism is pointless today, that it achieves nothing and hasn’t since the 1970s. Others say that there's no point to feminist activism in particular because we already have gender equality. A quick look at the issues feminists are struggling for, and the wins we've had recently, show that neither claim is true, nor are they likely to be for some time.
  306. Flight and Freedom
    Stories of Escape to Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Authors present a collection of thirty interviews with refugees, their descendants, or their loved ones to document their journeys of flight. The stories span two centuries of refugee experiences in Canada.
  307. Florida Man, Accused of Terrorism Based on Book Collection, Set Free
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Robertson had been incarcerated since 2011 on charges of tax fraud and illegal gun possession. After his arrest and subsequent conviction, prosecutors sought to add a 'terrorism enhancement' to his sentence.
  308. Florida Sheriff Tells Drivers to Run over Street Protesters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sheriff of Florida's Palm Beach County tells residents to use their vehicles as weapons against protesters who may be blocking their path.
  309. The Fog of Intelligence 
    Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog of intelligence.
  310. Food industry must get behind 'right to know' on GMO
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The citizens 'right to know' campaign about GMOs has put the food industry on the defensive, big time. But that only creates the impression they have something to hide. if GMOs are as great as they claim, they should be only too glad. It's time they switched sides and got with the people they feed.
  311. Foodies and farmworkers: Allies or enemies? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fred Magdoff reviews Labor and the Locavore. Can the 'buy local food' movement support both sustainable farming and justice for farmworkers?
  312. For every 1,000 people killed by police, one officer is convicted of a crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Out of thousands of people killed by police in the United States since 2005, only 11 officers have been convicted of any crimes.
  313. For true liberation, Black Lives Matter is not enough
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A movement that held true to a goal of liberation would challenge the fundamental assumptions of social, economic, and political organization under capitalism.
  314. For Workers' Climate Action
    Climate Change and Working-Class Struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new collection of articles and reviews on the fight against dangerous climate change, capitalism and workers' organisation and struggle. Urges the left to reach out to climate activists to make the case that being "anti-capitalist" is important but not enough.
  315. Forced to Love the Grind 
    Passion is the new workplace requirement - and one that should be resisted

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In this world, legendary figures are the ones who remain in the office for one hundred hours straight, working through their children's musical recitals and 104-degree fevers. The idea is that workers become superhuman through the refusal of self-care. This phenomenon isn't merely depressing; it's outright dangerous.
  316. Forgotten February In The United States Of Aggression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Since it appears so many folks need reminding that "USA" has always stood for "United States of Aggression," here are a forgotten few from February’s Files.
  317. The Forgotten Massacres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fifty years ago, in 1965, hundreds of thousands of Indonesian communists were slaughtered -- all with the support of the US. For decades, this version of the mass killings of 1965–66 has been reinforced by state propaganda and parroted by Western experts who saw the "spontaneous" eruption in murderous violence as confirmation of pre-existing racist ideas about fanatical and irrational "orientals."
  318. Former Drone Operators Say They Were "Horrified" By Cruelty of Assassination Program
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    U.S. drone operators are inflicting heavy civilian casualties and have developed an institutional culture callous to the death of children and other innocents, four former operators said at a press briefing in New York.
  319. 40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People
    It's Not Just About Crime!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Quigley provides a list of reasons why the majority of prisoners in US jails are Black and poor people.
  320. Fossil Fuel Industry Benefits from $20 Billion in Subsidies in the U.S.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new joint investigative report by Oil Change International and the Overseas Development Institute reveals that, in the United States alone, the fossil fuel industry has benefited from over $20 billion per year in government subsidies between 2008-2015.
  321. Fossil Fuel Industry's Global Climate Science Communications Plan in Action: Polluting the Classroom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Fossil Fuel Industry promotes a plan in U.S. schools to address global climate change. Their plan includes denial, doubt and promoting the merits of fossil fuel.
  322. Foucault and Neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Michel Foucault has a reputation, especially in the academic world, as a radical. This collection of essays explores another, less acknowledged, side of Foucault's thinking: his embrace of some key elements of neoliberalism.
  323. Four years later, still a graveyard of Chinese youth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In 2014, on the eve of China's national day celebrations, scenes recalling those of four years ago appeared in Chinese headlines. Foxconn became known to the world four years ago when thirteen of its young workers jumped to their deaths in quick succession.
  324. Fourteen organizations of the Greek Left call for mobilizations around the country against the new memorandum
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The full text of the call signed by the leading figures of the 14 organizations of the Greek radical Left.
  325. The Fourth Branch
    How the CIA infiltrated student politics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Article about the CIA's influence and control over the National Student Association, a relationship that was kept secret for years.
  326. Fracking Firm Encourages Industry to Imitate Taco Bell's Twitter Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Oil and gas companies are steadily increasing their footprint on social media, hiring specialized public relations firms and developing "visual shorthand" infographics that can be shared easily on Facebook and Twitter.
  327. Fractured Land
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    In Fractured Land, we follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation's great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.
  328. Fractured Land
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    A Canadian feature documentary film profiling the Dene activist Caleb Behn as he goes through law school and builds a movement around greater awareness of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on First Nations lands.
  329. Free Speech - Earth Liberation Front Press Office April 5, 2001: Communications Equipment Seized by FBI Released 14 Years Later
    Returned Objects: A Multimedia Art Installation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Gallery Note: This installation was displayed in Buffalo's ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery from the 15th to the 26th of July 2015. It received, due to the subject matter and the absurdity of the FBI holding these objects for 14 years, good print media coverage in Buffalo, NY. The opening of the show was packed, and former Earth Liberation Front Press Officer, Leslie James Pickering – now co-owner of Burning Books in Buffalo – and Civil Rights attorney Michael Kuzma, both spoke.
  330. Free Speech in an Age of Identity Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Transcript of Malik's TB Davie Memorial lecture on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town.
  331. Freedom of speech, assembly, protest? All are nixed by new police powers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    UK police now have free rein to create 'dispersal zones' in public places, writes Josie Appleton. This allows them to exclude people for anything from street drinking to looking suspicious, being homeless, protesting, or merely 'congregating'. This represents a serious breach of our Common Law and Magna Carta rights.
  332. 'Freedom of the Seas' Means American Global Hegemony
    The US should stay out of the South China Sea dispute

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough to keep us from our sacred duty to protect the world from itself. From the South China Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, America stands guard over Freedom. This tweet from Foreign Policy magazine, the organ of the Council on Foreign Relations, states our mission bluntly: "The Obama administration will finally send a destroyer to uphold freedom of navigation in the South China Sea."
  333. Freedom Summer, 1964: An Overview
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Mississippi Summer Project of 1964, better known as "Freedom Summer," brought in volunteers to help with attempts to register Black voters who had long been prevented by chicanery and terror from doing so. At the same time, in view of the miserable conditions in the state's segregated public schools, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) planned to create "freedom schools" in which volunteers (mostly the whites from the North) would, that summer, teach Black young people in subjects ranging from basic education to Black history and leadership skills.
  334. Freedom takes over from law and order
    A squatted barracks is the HQ of Slovenia's underground scene, discovers.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Across the river from the old-town of central Ljubljana - a delicate maze of cobbled streets, medieval fortifications and colourful churches that characterise the many cities of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire - lie the dozen or so dilapidated buildings that make up what has become known as Slovenia's second capital. On first glance, it is hard to believe it's actually occupied. There are no signs directing visitors to its gates: the rubbish-strewn streets are eerily empty in the daylight, the graffiti covering the walls unread. But after dark, it becomes the focal point of the country's alternative culture scene.
  335. From an IN Correspondent Overseas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Insurgent Notes corresponent questions what has happened to the class struggle in the United States.
  336. From Jenner to Dolezal: One Trans Good, the Other Not So Much 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As is ever clearer and ever more important to note, race politics is not an alternative to class politics; it is a class politics, the politics of the left-wing of neoliberalism. It is the expression and active agency of a political order and moral economy in which capitalist market forces are treated as unassailable nature. An integral element of that moral economy is displacement of the critique of the invidious outcomes produced by capitalist class power onto equally naturalized categories of ascriptive identity that sort us into groups supposedly defined by what we essentially are rather than what we do.
  337. From Libraries to Climate Change
    Why Cindy Milstein Believes Anarchism is More Relevant Than Ever

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Anarchism as a word to capture a set of ethics and political philosophy is more interesting to me, Milstein says.
  338. From Paris to Boston, Terrorists Were Already Known to Authorities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Whenever a terrorist attack occurs, it never takes long for politicians to begin calling for more surveillance powers. Officials in the United Kingdom and the United States have been among those arguing that more surveillance of Internet communications is necessary to prevent further atrocities.
  339. From Slavery to Debt-Bondage: Big Tobacco's Addiction to Cheap Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Cigarette manufacturers and leaf buyers perpetuate a global system of inequity that bolsters corporate profits at the expense of those who labor at the bottom of the tobacco supply chain. It is long past time for that system to end, and be replaced by a more fair tobacco trade that respects the workers who harvest this toxic crop.
  340. From the right-wing to the revolutionary left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Tom Wetzel answers the question 'How were you radicalized?'.
  341. Future dustbowl? Fracking ravages Great Plains land and water
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The fracking boom has caused massive vegetation loss over North America's rangelands, as 3 million hectares have been occupied by oil and gas infrastructure and 34 billion cubic metres of water have been pumped from semi-arid ecosystems.
  342. Gaza in Ruins
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Gaza is a ruin, populated by nearly two million people. The July-August 2014 bombardment of this tiny enclave by Israel resulted in over 2,500 dead Palestinians and an infrastructure -- already weak -- utterly destroyed. A garrotted sliver of land that sits on the Mediterranean Sea, Gaza cannot import goods to survive, let alone to reconstruct the damage. Oxfam says that it would take over a hundred years to bring Gaza back to the conditions in June 2014 because of the ongoing Israeli siege. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an agency tasked with the provision of relief to the Palestinian refugees, complained that "people are literally sleeping amongst the rubble; children have died of hypothermia." Pledges for relief are not delivered, and even if they would be handed over to the United Nations (UN), the Israeli embargo makes it impossible for goods to enter Gaza. Gaza, like the rest of Palestine, is condemned to purgatory.
  343. Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, have turned to a new lie: they bombed the wrong building.
  344. The German Left and the Weimar Republic
    A Selection of Documents

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The German Left and the Weimar Republic illuminates the history of the political left by presenting a wide range of documents on various aspects of socialist and communist activity in Germany. Separate chapters deal with the policy of Social Democracy in and out of government, the attempts of the Communist Party to overthrow the Weimar Republic, and then later to support it. Later chapters move away from the political scene to deal with the attitudes of the parties to key social issues, in particular questions of gender and sexuality.
  345. Ghana's women farmers resist the G7 plan to grab Africa's seeds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sharing and saving seed is a crucial part of traditional farming all over Africa. Governments, backed by multinational seed companies, are imposing oppressive seed laws that attack the continent's main food producers and open the way to industrial agribusiness.
  346. Gideon Levy Interview
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2015
    An interview with Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. 28 minutes.
  347. Give Us the Ballot
    The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time.
  348. The Gladys We Never Knew
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to the Vital Statistics Act document entitled ''RETURN OF DEATH OF AN INDIAN,'' Gladys Chapman was 12 years, 10 months, and 12 days old on April 29, 1931, when she died in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Occupation of the deceased was listed as ''Schoolgirl.'' On her death certificate, Dr. M.G. Archibald reported ''acute dilation of heart'' as the cause of death, with tuberculosis as the secondary cause. The duration of death was “several days.”
  349. Global Warming's Unacknowledged Threat - The Pentagon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Pentagon has admitted to burning 350,000 barrels of oil a day (only 35 countries in the world consume more) but that doesn't include oil burned by contractors and weapons suppliers. It does, however, include providing fuel for more than 28,000 armored vehicles, thousands of helicopters, hundreds of jet fighters and bombers and vast fleets of Navy vessels.
  350. Global water crisis causing failed harvests, hunger, war and terrorism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The world is already experiencing water scarcity driven by over-use, poor land management and climate change. If we fail to respond to the warnings before us, major food and power shortages will soon afflict large parts of the globe.
  351. GM cotton really is helping to drive Indian farmers to suicide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new study finds that Indian farmers in rain-fed areas are being driven to suicide from the increased cost of growing Bt GMO cotton varieties that confer no benefits to them. The extra expenses arise from buying new seeds each year, along with increased chemical inputs, while suffering inadequate access to agronomic information.
  352. The GMO Dark Act Cannot Survive the Light
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An ardent attempt is afoot on Capitol Hill to prevent states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods – made especially urgent by the fact that Vermont’s labeling bill is set to take effect July 1st.
  353. GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in particular, their genetically modified crops. While we all like to believe that our scientific/rational brains see through the transparent marketing, public relations rhetoric exists because it greatly sedates critical thought.
  354. Godavari: and the police still await an attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rural Indians were both the foot soldiers of freedom and the leaders of some of the greatest anti-colonial uprisings ever seen. Countless thousands of them sacrificed their lives to rid India of British rule. And many who lived through great suffering to see a free India were mostly forgotten soon after. From the 1990s onwards, p. Sainath recorded the lives of several of the last living freedom fighters.
  355. Golden Silences in the Propaganda System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Propaganda shapes the flow of information in many different ways, including, obviously, the choice of the news fit to print, its placement, and the selection of authorities to make those facts credible. But equally important, and implicit in news choices, especially where there are political interests at stake and possible varying interpretations of the news, is omitting facts and ignoring sources that call the chosen (often official) perspective into question.
  356. Golden Veneer: How McDonald's Empty CSR Promises Failed Workers at Taylor Farms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The report documents systematic and serious violations of workers' fundamental rights protected under international labor standards and McDonald's own Supplier Code of Conduct to freely associate and bargain collectively at Taylor Farms. Further, it finds that McDonald's approach not only failed to prevent or remediate grave violations of workers' rights, it helped undermine workers' free exercise of their rights.
  357. Google Deceptively Tracks Students' Internet Browsing, EFF Says in FTC Complaint
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    EFF Launches 'Spying on Students' Campaign to Raise Awareness About Privacy Risks of School Technology Tools
  358. GOP Creates Perverse Online Voter Registration, Making It Harder for People to Vote
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The bill will ultimately reduce voting by senior citizens, people with disabilities and minorities.
  359. Gordon Campbell on the Vanuatu cyclone and media 'disaster porn'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Campbell discusses the Vanuatu cyclone and how it has become a 'disaster porn,'a process that occurs when media exploits someone else's misery so that it look attractive as a form of entertainment.
  360. Governments Giving Fossil Fuel Companies $10 Million a Minute: IMF
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  361. The Great Canadian Tax Dodge
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    It is estimated that between 100 and 170 billion dollars leaves Canada every year, untaxed. Much of it is siphoned off to Canadian-made offshore tax havens. "The Great Canadian Tax Dodge" documents the birth of the Canadian Tax Fairness movement and examines the issue of tax avoidance, exposing the sophisticated corporate strategies and tax loopholes commonly used to legally avoid tax.
  362. The Great Republican Land Heist
    Cliven Bundy and the politicians who are plundering the West

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Cliven Bundy and other politicans have seized public land and ravaged the area as they exploit it for their economic purposes.
  363. The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  364. Greece: A no vote against blackmail
    Now is not the time for academic debates. It is time for struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Our response to the blackmail of the lenders is that the struggle against austerity will not be governed by concerns about the euro system or by the consent of the rulers of Europe. the response should include stopping debt repayments to the lenders, with the goal of cancelling a majority of the debt; carrying out measures to improve the life of workers and poor; and financing all of this with heavy taxes on corporations and the rich, renationalizing large public enterprises and putting the banks under social control.
  365. Greece again Can Save the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The 'Greek crisis' is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.
  366. Greece and the Future of European Democracy
    Disfunction in the Eurozone

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Tariq Ali, author of "The Extreme Center: A Warning". Discussion addresses the current economic situation in Greece and the European Union's role in it.
  367. Greece: postmodernism in power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Yanis Varoufakis, the Finance Minister in Greece’s Syriza government, shows where postmodernist attacks on Marx lead politically. This self-declared "erratic Marxist" states forthrightly that the task of today's Left is to save capitalism from itself, which requires "forging alliances with reactionary forces."
  368. Greece and Tsipras' policy: Provoking a split with the working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An interview with Panagiotis Lafazanis.
  369. Greece: Was, and Is There, an Alternative?
    The Left confronts Greece's financial crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Addresses three major aspects of the Greek crisis of 2015: the debate over strategy and program within and around Syriza and how that was reflected in the months since the January election; the prospects for a recovery and revitalization of the Greek left in the coming period; and some promising initial reactions to the Greek events in the European left.
  370. Greece's solidarity movement: 'it's a whole new model - and it's working'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Citizen-run health clinics, food centres, kitchens and legal aid hubs have sprung up to fill the gaps left by austerity – and now look set to play a bigger role under a Syriza government.
  371. The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets 
    A New Mode of Warfare

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Greece has indeed become an example. But it is an example of the horror that the eurozone's monetarists seek to impose on one economy after another, using debt as a lever to force privatization selloffs at distress prices. In short, finance has shown itself to be the new mode of warfare. Resisting debt leverage andfinancial conquest is as legal as is resisting military invasion.
  372. Greek lesson: let's show some initiative on the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Kevin Ovenden provides some suggestions on initiatives that the European Left can take to deliver practical solidarity to the people of Greece.
  373. Green Parties, Green Future: lessons from history for Green politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How can Green parties acquire real political power? A new book by Per Gahrton, founder of the Swedish Green Party, is much more than a useful reference text on the history of Green Parties around the world. It's also a valuable manual in realpolitik that resonates here and now.
  374. Greenpeace 'peer review' climate sting's first scalp?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A leading member of the climate change-skeptic Global Warming Policy Foundation has resigned from his post in the wake of a Greenpeace investigation that exposed its phoney 'peer review' process. But he insists: 'nothing going on here!'
  375. A Grim Very Tale: The Kehoe Paradigm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the 1920s two employees of GM working in the research lab discovered that the addition of tetraethyllead - TEL - to gasoline would reduce engine 'knock'. It would take sixty years to stop industry from adding TEL to gasoline. During that time the lead contamination in the environment - globally - was raised by hundreds of times. Billions of tons of lead was dispersed into the environment.
  376. Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Outrageous Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Civil asset forfeiture violates civil and property rights, not to mention fundamental notions of justice. Now, finally, it's under increasing fire.
  377. Gun Industry Executives Say Mass Shootings Are Good for Business
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Behind closed doors, speaking with investors and Wall Street analysts, the gun industry views mass shootings as an opportunity to make lots of money.
  378. Gunman as Hero, Children as Targets, Iraq as Backdrop
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    American Sniper, directed by Clinton Eastwood about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle,
    is not only the latest blockbuster but also a war propaganda.
  379. Gunning for destruction in Gaza: 'You want to see people in pieces'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    36,000 artillery shells, tank shells, mortars, anti-tank missiles and munitions, alongside an ubiquitous use of armored bulldozers, razed streets and districts to the ground during last summer's Gaza war. According to a newly published Breaking the Silence report, this is exactly what the Israeli army wanted.
  380. Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Advocates of the U.S. intervention in Lybia regard the event as a proof of success. Greenwald discusses why things are working in the opposite way.
  381. The Hand That Feeds
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    A documentary portraying 12 undocumented immigrants who face an uphill battle and the threat of deportation when they take on the popular restaurant in New York City where they work.
  382. Hands Up, Fast Food!
    The Fight for $15

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fast-food workers and supporters gathered late Tuesday evening to shut down the Phillips 66 convenience store in St. Louis. They chanted "hands up don't shoot" and did a die-in in remembrance of Mike Brown and Eric Garner.
  383. Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash and the $10 Trillion Bail-in
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    If you’re an ordinary saver with your money in the bank, you may soon be paying the bank to hold your funds rather than the reverse.
  384. Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
    The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants like an Orwellian gorilla, some offences are criminal, others just offend human decency. Here are 70 instances of abuse of power by the Stephen Harper government.
  385. Harperman
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2015
    Harperman is a song lampooning Canada's Conservative Prime Minister Stepehn Harper, written and performed by Ottawa scientist and folk singer Tony Turner. Singing the song got him suspended from his job as a habitat planning scientist with Environment Canada.
  386. Harper's Relationship With the Jewish Defense League Is Disturbing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With Canada's federal election less than two weeks away, Levitan addresses a highly topical matter: the Conservatives' close relations with the controversial Jewish Defense League (JDL).
  387. Harper's Rule Breaking Rush to Crush Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Is there anything more undemocratic than Canada's most tainted organization -- the Conservative-controlled Senate -- breaking its rules and then overturning its own Conservative Speaker's ruling, all to hurriedly impose anti-union legislation before the federal election? That's what happened last week with Bill C-377, an odious private members' bill shepherded from beginning to end by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's own office, passed by Parliament's Conservative majority and sent to the Senate for approval.
  388. Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to contend with higher temperatures that dried soil and failed rains during the normally wet season due to weaker winds from the Mediterranean. A key long-term driver of this unfolding humanitarian catastrophe is climate change. And on that front, Canada’s record of contributing to this crisis is far more significant than our wretched record so far in resettling Syrian refugees.
  389. Having the Hard Conversations 
    Jane McAlevey on Fight for 15, labour's crisis of strategy, and the difference between organizing and mobilizing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An interview with labour organizer Jane McAlevey on labour's crisis of strategy and the difference between organizing and mobilizing. McAlevey discusses what ails the labour movement, problem with the terms "public" and "private" sector, and why we need to stop ignoring the rank-and-file.
  390. Headscarves and Hymens
    Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A condemnation of the repressive political, cultural, and religious forces that reduce millions of women to second-class citizens.
  391. Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    One afternoon earlier this year, I stepped into the carriage of a Cairo metro train. I was on the way home from interviewing female students - all of them devout, veiled Muslims - who had been snatched off the street and sexually assaulted by police for protesting against the military regime. It was hard for them to speak openly about the attacks for fear of shaming their families and destroying their own chances of marriage.
  392. Health Care and Immigration Policies that Kill
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Cuts to Canada's Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), severely curtail access to health-care services for refugee claimants and refugees. Many beneficiaries and practitioners were already critical of the original IFHP because it provided inconsistent access to health care and many services were not covered. The situation only worsened after the cuts.
  393. Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists
    The Revolutionary Union / Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A history of the Revolutionary Union/Revolutionary Communist Party -- the largest Maoist organization to arise in the US -- from its origins in the explosive year of 1968, its expansion into a national organization in the early seventies, its extension into major industry throughout early part of that decade, the devastating schism in the aftermath of the death of Mao Tse-tung, and its ultimate decline as the 1970s turned into the 1980s.
  394. Hebron Activist Who Died of Tear Gas Showed Israel's Crimes to the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Hebron resident and anti-occupation activist Hashem al-Azzeh died Wednesday after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces.
  395. Here's how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Documenting the corruption of the U.S. political system.
  396. The Hijacking of the Marianne by "The Pirates of the Mediterranean"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the early hours of the morning (local time) of June 29th, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship, the Marianne av Göteborg on route to Gaza in the State of Palestine.
  397. Hilary Benn's speech The media's war footing on Corbyn and Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Britain's media is on a double-war footing. The first war is against Jeremy Corbyn, and is countering the threat that Corbyn's more popular policies may gain even wider support. The second war is for Britain's ongoing right to bomb somewhere whenever elites want.
  398. A History of the Barricade
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    On the historical evolution of the French barricade, from the Wars of Religion to the Paris Commune.
  399. Hitler Wasn't Inevitable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials is cause to reflect on the forces that failed to halt Nazism’s rise.
  400. Honduras Bleeding
    The Coup and Its Aftermath

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    June 28 marked the six year anniversary of the military coup in Honduras -- the day that a democratically elected left wing government was ousted by a US-backed, US-trained cabal of generals and right wing politicians and landowners.
  401. Honduras: Garifuna communities resist eviction and theft of land
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Pristine beaches, clear Caribbean waters, coral reefs, fertile land ... such is the homeland of the Garifuna people, writes Jeff Abbott. It's so lovely that outsiders are desperate to seize ever more of their territory to develop for mass tourism, oil palm plantations, illicit drug production ... and the land grabs have the full support of Honduras military government, backed to the hilt by Uncle Sam.
  402. Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    From the NHS to corporate tax evasion, from climate change to immigration, Honourable Friends? tells the story of 5 years in Westminster and offers bold and practical suggestions for a fairer British political system.
  403. Horrid Carcass of Indonesia - 50 Years After the Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Indonesia has matured into perhaps the most corrupt country on Earth, and possibly into the most indoctrinated and compassionless place anywhere under the sun.
  404. Horror Beyond Description: Noam Chomsky on the Latest Phase of the War on Terror
    An interview with Noam Chomsky

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Does the "war on terror" make sense? Is it an effective policy? And how different is the current phase of the "war on terror" from the two previous phases that occurred under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush's administrations, respectively? Moreover, who really benefits from the "war on terror"? And what's the link between the US military-industrial complex and war making?
  405. Household Workers Unite
    The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015   Published: 2016
    Telling the stories of African American domestic workers, this book resurrects a little-known history of domestic worker activism in the 1960s and 1970s, offering new perspectives on race, labour, feminism, and organizing.
  406. How California police are tracking your biometric data in the field
    Agencies are using mobile fingerprint scanners, tattoo and facial recognition software

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    EFF and MuckRock got together to reveal how state and local law enforcement agencies are using mobile biometric technology in the field by filing public records requests around the country. Thousands of pages of documents were obtained from more than 30 agencies.
  407. How Class Kills
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality.
  408. How Cops Use 'Psychopaths and Liars' and Often Become Them to Achieve Their Goals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Does using criminals or actually becoming them, justify the path to security? American law enforcement tends to think so.
  409. How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In August 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit distributed an intelligence bulletin to all field offices warning that environmental extremism would likely become an increasing threat to the energy industry. The eight-page document argued that, even though the industry had encountered only low-level vandalism and trespassing, recent "criminal incidents" suggested that environmental extremism was on the rise.
  410. How do you stop a pipeline when one family owns both the oil and the media?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Pipeline opponent’s op-ed rejected by Irving-owned newspaper in New Brunswick.
  411. How Dogs Forge a Bond with Rio's Homeless That Is Life-Saving for Both
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Homelessness in Rio is, in many ways, virtually identical to how it manifests in other large cities: it entails unimaginable material and emotional deprivation, hopelessness, societal invisibility, and utter isolation. But one aspect of Rio's homeless population stands out: A huge number of them have dogs that were previously living as desperate, unwanted strays on the street.
  412. How Europe cancelled Germany's debt in 1953
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The 1953 London Debt Accords show that European leaders know how to resolve a debt crisis in the interests of justice and recovery. Article discusses four key lessons for Greece's debt crisis today.
  413. How "Hate Crimes Against Police" Expose the Fatal Flaw Within Hate Crime Statutes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Hate crime legislation lent legitimacy to a 40-year carceral program that has wrought immense damage on communities of colour. In an ironic twist, the police - who've been the main enforcers of this program - now want to invoke these laws for their protection.
  414. How Israel Covers Up Its Ugly Racial Holy War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As the incitement to violence by Israeli leaders ramped up, so did racist attacks by Israeli citizens.
  415. How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The recent expansion of Google's Timeline feature can provide investigators unprecedented access to users' location history data, allowing them in many cases to track a person's every move over the course of years. The expansion of Google's Timeline feature, launched in July 2015, allows investigators to request detailed information about where someone has been -- down to the longitude and latitude -- over the course of years.
  416. How many more
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    New report shows killings of environmental activists are increasing, with indigenous communities hardest hit. Global Witness shines a spotlight on Honduras - the most dangerous country to be an environmental defender.
  417. How Much Does Climate Change Change?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything.
  418. How Photography Can Destroy Reality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It may be that some of the great philosophical work of our time is taking place, hidden and unheralded, in the field of image forensics. Where but under the scrutiny of digital experts who draw a line separating false representations of the world from truthful ones are contemporary questions of perception and reality brought so keenly to bear? Who but these detectives of the real pursue as explicitly-- as intricately-- our crime wave of the fake, the contrived, the uncanny, the exponential image?
  419. How Propaganda Works
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015   Published: 2016
    Jason Stanley argues that more attention needs to be paid to propaganda. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy -- particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality -- and how it has damaged democracies of the past.
  420. How the CIA made Google
    Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet - Part 1

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain "information superiority.'
  421. How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers Lives Hell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Whatever it's called – just-in-time scheduling, on-call staffing, on-demand work, independent contracting, or the "share economy" -- the result is the same: No predictability, no economic security.
  422. How the 'SlutWalk' Has Transformed the Rape Culture Conversation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It is amidst this wider rape culture, and the ways feminists are fighting back, that SlutWalk not only emerged, but exploded as a global grassroots movement. What is significant about SlutWalk is not the premise; after all, women have been protesting against sexual violence for decades. What is striking about SlutWalk was its ability, despite its feminist roots, to capture the mainstream media's attention.
  423. How the World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The World Bank has broken its promise. Over the past decade, the bank has regularly failed to enforce its rules, with devastating consequences for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation has found.
  424. How to Change Everything 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything is a vital book whose limitations should spark discussion about where we go from here.
  425. How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The story of how the British National Health Service (NHS) has been gradually converted into a market-based healthcare system over the past 25 years. This process is accelerating under the Coalition government and the very existence of a National Health Service is in danger.
  426. How to Fight Western Propaganda
    Time for a Creative Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The western propaganda apparatus is enormously efficient and effective. It is also brilliant in how it ensures that its inventions get channeled, distributed, and accepted in all corners of the world. The system through which disinformation spreads, is incredibly complex.
    What are we, who oppose the regime, supposed to do?
  427. How to Leak to The Intercept
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Leaking can serve the public interest, fueling revelatory and important journalism. Here are instructions for how to leak safely.
  428. How to Organize
    15 Key Points

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    I would like to share with you this list of points on organizing. I'm by no means an expert organizer, but I have gained some experience in the past decade. This list is not definitive or faultless. If you think I got it wrong, or if you have more points to add, let me know.
  429. How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap 
    A Superfund for Workers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental policies has often been referred to as a "just transition."
  430. How Verizon and Turn Defeat Browser Privacy Protections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Verizon advertising partner Turn is using Verizon Wireless's UIDH tracking header to resurrect deleted tracking cookies and share them, forming a vast web of non-consensual online tracking. The tehcnology makes it impossible for customers to control their online privacy.
  431. How We Changed Toronto
    The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969-1980

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labelled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, high-rise apartments, and skyscraping downtown office towers were transforming the city. City officials were cheerleaders for unrestricted growth.
  432. How will we get to an ecological civilization?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Capitalism's infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
  433. How Zionism's brutality reaches from Gaza's beaches to US academia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Read one way, Steven Salaita's new book is about lies and children. (Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom by Steven Salaita, Haymarket Books). There are the persistent lies about Israel's continued attacks on Palestinians, and in particular its lies about how it kills children.
  434. Huge Pipeline Company Kinder Morgan Hired Off-Duty Cops to 'Deter Protests' in Pennsylvania
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Kinder Morgan, the self-proclaimed "largest energy infrastructure company in North America," paid $50,000 for off-duty police officers from a Pennsylvania department to patrol a controversial gas pipeline construction site. The hiring came after a request from the corporation for uniformed officers that could "deter protests and prevent delays."
  435. Human Rights Protections Weaken as Tunisia Fights Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Tunisian government is cracking down on civil and political rights as it fights a rise in Islamist insurgency, in the aftermath of the deadliest terror attack in the country's history.
  436. Human Rights Watch investigator among those attacked by Israeli forces
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "We didn't see any soldiers near us. That's why we felt safe. No one was throwing rocks or anything. Soldiers just started shooting."
  437. Humanity in the Capitalist Cul-de-sac
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As a result of 200 years of capitalism, humanity is deep in a very dangerous cul-de-sac which could result in barbarism on an unprecedented scale.
  438. I fit the description....
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On my way to get a burrito before work, I was detained by the police. I noticed the police car in the public lot behind Centre Street. As I was walking away from my car, the cruiser followed me. I walked down Centre Street and was about to cross over to the burrito place and the officer got out of the car. "Hey my man," he said. He unsnapped the holster of his gun.
  439. I know Isis fighters. Western bombs falling on Raqqa will fill them with joy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Militants in Syria dream of a big showdown with the US and Europe. There are other ways to defeat them.
  440. I was "part of a terror organization," says Israeli pilot turned activist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Yonatan Shapira, former Israeli air force pilot and current supporter of the Palestinian-led call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
  441. 'I Would Have Refused Such An Order' - Former RAF Pilot Gives His View of US Bombing Of MSF Hospital In Kunduz
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In our previous media alert, 'Sick Sophistry', we examined media coverage of the deliberate US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. In particular, we exposed the BBC's Pentagon-friendly reporting of the hospital as having been 'mistakenly' bombed.
  442. Ian Angus: COP21, the climate crisis, and ecosocialism
    An interview with Ian Angus

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An interview with Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus. Angus says 'The environmental question is the most important problem that we face in the 21st century: If we don’t recognize its centrality, our politics will be irrelevant.'
  443. The ICC is now an instrument of imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Rome Statute is the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC was to be an international tribunal and intergovernmental organisation that would prosecute all individuals for international crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  444. An Idiot's Guide to Why They Hate Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Nobody who is reasonably knowledgeable and honest about the long and ongoing history of U.S.- and Western-imperial policy in the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Africa has any business claiming to find the origins of anti-American and anti-Western terrorism in the Muslim world mysterious.
  445. If Paris Killers Had Western Media on Their Side
    Flip the Script

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Imagine if the Charlie Hebdo killings had been reported on in a slightly different manner, say in the manner that drone strike killings are reported.
  446. If the 'product' is wrong, a rebrand won't help Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Cook discusses Israel's attempt to rebrand itself. Specifically, he addresses "hasbara", translated as "public diplomacy", a campaign that calls for Israelis to justify and defend any policy regarding occupied territories.
  447. If This Is a Woman: Inside Ravensbruck, Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Ravensbruck is a camp relatively unknown because it doesn't fit the Holocaust narrative. The hundreds of survivors' stories in this account bear witness to the terrifying heterogeneity of Nazi crimes.
  448. The Imaginary Cuban Troops in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fair-and-balanced Fox News reported on Wednesday that "Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S." Fox's claim of an imaginary enemy alliance relies on two sources: the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and an anonymous U.S. official.
  449. Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An excerpt from John Smith's book "Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century", in which he examines the relationship between the core capitalist countries and the rest of the world in the age of neoliberal globalization.
  450. In an endless war on terror, we are all doomed to become Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Jeff Halper's new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world.
  451. In China's Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    China's relentless drive for minerals is wreaking havoc on pastoral lifestyles.
  452. In Solidarity With a Free Press: Some More Blasphemous Cartoons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Numerous writers thus demanded: to show "solidarity" with the murdered cartoonists, one should not merely condemn the attacks and defend the right of the cartoonists to publish, but should publish and even celebrate those cartoons. "The best response to Charlie Hebdo attack," announced Slate's editor Jacob Weisberg, "is to escalate blasphemous satire."
  453. In the Matter of the International Community v Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In its first full week of a "new" get tough policy, almost 500 young Palestinian demonstrators were injured, shot and maimed, and at least three teens murdered in response to what Israel sees as a rising tide of "militant" resistance against the illegally occupied and, by now, almost completely annexed West Bank.
  454. In the Shadow of the Storm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ten years ago this month, on the day Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, I was at Camp Casey, an informal encampment outside George W. Bush's Crawford ranch, listening to a group of veterans talk about their opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. By chance, it was also the day my first feature for Harper's Magazine went to press, an essay about how people react in the wake of major urban disasters.
  455. Increasing Legal Suppression of Freedom of Thought and Expression in So-called Free and Democratic Societies
    As evidence for increasing totalitarianism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    That freedom of speech is the foundational individual right for a truly democratic system to exist or emerge. And that this freedom must be defended without compromise, and without bias against any particular view, no matter how distasteful or disturbing the particular view might be to some or most people.
  456. India's acid attack victims unite against the horror of their past
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Last year, 349 people in India, mostly women, had acid thrown on them in deliberate assaults. A groundbreaking cafe allows some of them a new start. Sheroes (run by an NGO in the city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal) is a rare beacon of hope where the aim is to help change perceptions of the survivors of acid attacks and to allow them to regain some confidence.
  457. India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal communities are rising up to resist the takeover, which is not only morally reprehensible but violates India's own laws and international human rights obligations.
  458. India's killer heatwave - a deadly warning of the world we face, without climate action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As delegates prepare for the Bonn climate talks, India is being struck by extreme heat with a long-delayed monsoon season and a death toll of thousands. If this is an indicator of the warming world to come, it's giving us all the reasons we could possibly want to act decisively before it's too late.
  459. Indigenous Community Wins Land Rights Victory in Guatemala After 200 Years of Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Success is rare among indigenous peoples' struggles for land rights in Guatemala. But the nearly 300 Poqomchi' Maya families that make up the Primavera communities in the department of Alta Verapaz have just won a significant victory.
  460. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them.
  461. Indigenous peoples in Latin America fight to safeguard their knowledge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Equal Times met up with William Park just a few months after he had completed a project of mammoth proportions: a 500-page encyclopaedia compiling, in collaboration with the community, a large portion of their medical knowledge. "The aim is to help the community to preserve and pass on their knowledge without it being pillaged by foreign businesses. If they decide to share it one day, that is their choice. It isn't up to us to decide for them," explains the specialist in sustainable agriculture.
  462. Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fire is raging across the 5,000km length of Indonesia.It is hard to convey the scale of this inferno, but here’s a comparison that might help: it is currently producing more carbon dioxide than the US economy. And in three weeks the fires have released more CO2 than the annual emissions of Germany.
  463. Information is Everywhere and Everywhere We are Ignorant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An international survey of young people in the US and other countries asked 56 questions about geography and current events. The organization’s survey discovered that about 87% of Americans could not place Iraq on the map. Americans could find on average only seven of the 16 countries in the quiz. Only 71% of the surveyed Americans could locate the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest body of water.
  464. The Insanity of the COP: We Must Adopt a Different Vision
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  465. Inside NSA, Officials Privately Criticize 'Collect It All' Surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As Members of Congress struggle to agree on which surveillance programs to re-authorize before the Patriot Act expires, they might consider the unusual advice of an intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency who warned about the danger of collecting too much data.
  466. Inside the Paris Climate Agreement: Hope or Hype?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It has become a predictable pattern at the annual UN climate conferences for participants to describe the outcome in widely divergent ways.
  467. Inside the Sensational Business of "Rescuing" Sex Workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For years, the sex worker movement has been at odds with a conservative wing of the anti-human trafficking movement.
  468. Inside the Spyware Campaign Against Argentine Troublemakers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor known for doggedly investigating a 1994 Buenos Aires bombing, was targeted by invasive spy software downloaded onto his cellular phone shortly before his mysterious death. The software masqueraded as a confidential document and was intended to infect a Windows computer. An investigation by The Intercept indicates that this targeting was likely not an isolated event.
  469. Insurrectional Black Power CLR James on Race and Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    During the exhilarating and dangerous late 1960s and early 1970s, no world historical figure of older generations had a more militant defense of Black Power than CLR James. But it was always a vision within a context, and after all these years have passed (along with James himself who died in 1989), the context remains crucial.
  470. Intag's Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador's Mineral Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Intag is situated in Northwestern Ecuador. In the 1990s Bishimetal, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, found evidence of a large copper deposit lying in the bowels of the biodiverse Toisan Range. In 1997 it was forced to abandon the project. In 2012 CODELCO, Ecuador’s state-owned mining company moved to revive the project as part of a government to government agreement. The nightmare returns.
  471. International Development: Illusions and realities
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Explores the myriad shapes of development, and argues for an organic approach driven by the people it's meant to benefit.
  472. The internationalist case against the European Union
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For the first time in a generation Britain will vote on its membership of the European Union. How to vote in that referendum is a difficult choice for anyone on the left. Since the 1990s the anti-EU camp has been dominated by the chauvinist and racist right, initially on the Thatcherite wing of the Tory party, but now enjoying separate and increasingly powerful representation in the shape of the UK Independence Party. But anyone who contemplates therefore voting Yes in the referendum is confronted with the reality of the EU as a neoliberal club currently busy nailing the people of Greece to the cross of austerity.
  473. The Internet: a Giant Job-Killing Machine?
    Andrew Keen's "The Internet is Not the Answer"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Andrew Keen's The Internet Is Not the Answer is the most frightening book I have read in years (perhaps in my lifetime), as frightful as the conservative Supreme Court justices and the deniers of climate change.
  474. Internet Companies: Confusing Consumers for Profit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the age of information, companies are hungry for your data. They want it - even if it means resorting to trickery.
  475. Interview with Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Bahraini activist Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.
  476. Intolerance, Saudi-Style
    With Friends Like These...

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What all of those victims of the Saudi criminal justice system have in common is that their offenses related strictly to intellectual activities and not physical violence.
  477. Investigation Reveals 'Environmental Ruin' And Workers Rights Abuses
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Broken promises to impoverished communities, serious environmental concerns and poor health and safety records linked to Australian mining companies have all been revealed by Africa’s largest ever collaborative journalistic investigation.
  478. Invisible War Crimes - The Corporate Media On Yemen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Anyone struggling to understand the violent upheaval in Yemen this year might be tempted to consult the country's 'most important source of news' -- the BBC.
  479. Iraq: 'Islamic State' atrocities fuelled by decades of reckless arms trading
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well as lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal that is being used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity on a massive scale in Iraq and Syria, Amnesty International said in a new report today.
  480. Iraq: Taking stock: The arming of Islamic State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) deploys a substantial arsenal of arms and ammunition, designed or manufactured in more than 25 countries. Their military campaign has relentlessly targeted civilians with small arms, artillery fire and improvised explosive devices. This report catalogues the array of weapons, ammunition and other military equipment observed in the possession of IS. Supplier states and the Iraqi authorities urgently need to implement far stricter controls on the transfer, storage and deployment of arms to avoid further proliferation to armed groups and abuses of human rights.
  481. Is Canada's government trying to kill off the wild salmon?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Matthews discusses how the Canadian government's actions and legal changes threaten the wild salmon.
  482. IS and climate change - an inconvenient truth for Republicans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley sparked controversy last month by saying that the conditions for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as Isil, Isis or Da'esh) were set by the impact on Syria of climate change, which drove farmers from their land into slums around cities and created extreme poverty.
  483. Is Democracy Dead In The West?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This is the "New Democracy." It is a resurrection of the old feudal order. A few super-rich aristocrats and everyone else serfs obliged to support the ruling order. The looting that began in Greece has spread into Ukraine, and who knows who is next?
  484. Is intersectionality just another form of identity politics?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Feminist Fightback has for many years described itself as seeking to practice an 'intersectional' form of feminism, whereby we argue that the struggle for gender liberation must take account of, and join with, struggles against all other forms of oppression and exploitation around the axis of class, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism etc. We began to use 'intersectional' in place of 'socialist feminist' in about 2007-8 because we felt that the latter term implied an interest in gender and class but did not give due emphasis to race. We continued to be inspired by a variety of Marxist and class-struggle anarchist currents, and we did not feel these to be in contradiction to a commitment to intersectionality.
  485. Is it the Beginning of the End for the Alberta Oilsands?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new report from Oil Change International challenges industry's common assumption that the continued production of oilsands crude is inevitable.
  486. Is Marxism Eurocentric?
    This reading of Marx is virtually hegemonic in some branches of academia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Many activists today first encounter Marxist ideas in and around college campuses, where certain interpretations of Karl Marx and Marxism have solidified into a sort of conventional wisdom. One of these is the idea that Marxism is "Eurocentric" -- and therefore has little to say to the mass of people in the 21st century globalized world. This reading of Marx is virtually hegemonic in some branches of academia.
  487. Is Peace or War at Hand?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Roberts discusses the outcomes of the meeting in Moscow between Merkel, Hollande, and Putin as a result of Washington's aggressive position toward Russia.
  488. Is Saudi Women's Vote a Step Forward?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The global press has been heralding the December 13, 2015, vote in Saudi Arabia as a breakthrough for women, since it's the first time in history that Saudi women have been allowed to vote. But is this vote really a significant step forward?
  489. Is the Islamic State Really Such a Psychological Enigma?
    A Bizarre Excursion Into the Surreal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The costly debacle known as the Iraq War put the US government in a tough spot that's now exacerbated by the rise of the Islamic State in Anbar Province and western Syria.
    A recent New York Times story referred to the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL) as a "conundrum" - "a hybrid terrorist organization and a conventional army."
  490. ISIS and counter-revolution: towards a Marxist analysis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The article analyzes ISIS from a Marxist perspective and explores the Iraqi context in which ISIS first set down roots. Alexander further examines the interaction between the defeat of the Syrian Revolution and the consolidation of Nouri al-Maliki's authoritarian rule in Iraq.
  491. ISIS Slave Market Puts Women and Girls on Same List as Cattle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    I am thinking of the price list leaked out from the ISIS Sex Slave Market that included women and girls on the same list as cattle. ISIS needed to impose price controls as they were worried about a downturn in their market.
  492. ISIS Thrives on the Disunity of Its Enemies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The aftermath of terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Paris are a bad time to produce new policies, but they provide ideal political conditions for a government to take radical, if ill-thought-out, initiatives. Leaders are carried away by a heady sense of empowerment as a worried or frightened public demands that something be done in response to calamity and to prevent it happening again. The moment of greatest risk is not when the bombs explode or the guns fire, but when governments react to these atrocities.
  493. Islamic State's Goal: "Eliminating the Grayzone" of Coexistence Between Muslims and the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In a statement published in its online magazine, Dabiq, this February, the militant group the Islamic State warned that "Muslims in the West will soon find themselves between one of two choices." Weeks earlier, a massacre had occurred at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The attack stunned French society, while bringing to the surface already latent tensions between French Muslims and their fellow citizens.
  494. Israel Calls a Man Its Soldiers Killed a 'Terrorist': Until They Realized He Was an Israeli Jew
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Jerusalem Post today describes the killing of a man by two IDF soldiers after, the soldiers claim, he was acting erratically and tried to grab one of their guns. When he was fatally shot by the IDF, says the paper, he was "believed to be an Arab terrorist." As it turns out, he was not an Arab Palestinian but rather an Israeli Jew. Upon learning this, the "terrorist" designation was officially and "immediately" rescinded.
  495. Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Jerusalem Post reports that the Swedish boat Marianne with 18 passengers has been "interdicted" by Israeli commandos 85 miles from the Gaza coast and towed to Ashdod. The three other vessels in the flotilla turned back and another big-hearted mission ended "with a whimper". Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon called his operation to deprive desperate, poverty stricken Gazans a "success". The Marianne‘s passengers would be be deported. "There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza," he added.
  496. Israel divides the Jews
    Reform Judaism vs Israel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Something significant recently happened in the ongoing political-ethical drama that grips Israel. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism publicly broke with Israel's political and religious leadership.
  497. Israel hopes 'lost tribes' can boost Jewish numbers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Facing Palestinian majority, Israeli officials seek way to loosen legal definition of 'Jew' so millions more can qualify for immigration.
  498. Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Israeli Navy has intercepted the Swedish boat "The Marianne", part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, in International waters at 05:11 AM Gaza time (GMT +3) and forced it to redirect to the nearest Israeli port of Ashdod. The coalition was on its way to Gaza to deliver aid. In a statement immediately afterward, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition accused the Israeli government of “state piracy in international waters."
  499. 'Israel is a terrorist state'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned. A wave of unrest has swept Palestinian towns in Israel over recent days, with repeated clashes with Israeli police in Nazareth, Jaffa, Lod, Ramle, Taibeh, Sakhnin, Rahat, Kfar Qassem and elsewhere. Dozens of protesters have been arrested.
  500. Israel is a Terrorist State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned.
  501. Israel will imprison soldier, 19, for publicly criticizing the occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Israeli government is imprisoning Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier Shachar Berrin for criticizing its illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories.
  502. Israeli attacks on a dissident soldiers' group could backfire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Yehuda Shaul was an infantryman in the Israeli army in Hebron during the second intifada. But in recent weeks, he and his group of veterans have been vilified by right-wing organizations and mainstream politicians in a public campaign against Israeli groups critical of their country's occupation of Palestinian territories.
  503. Israeli Defense Force fires 43 elite reservists for protesting 'persecution' of Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Israeli military has dismissed 43 members from the elite intelligence 8200 unit. In September 2014, they wrote an open letter protesting Israeli covert activities towards Palestinians, particularly the 2014 military operation in Gaza Strip. In the letter, written in the wake of the Operation Protective Edge, the 10 officers and 33 soldiers wrote that they "refused to take part in actions against Palestinians and refuse to continue serving as tools in deepening the military control over the Occupied Territories."
  504. Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli goods has exacted a major cost on Israel's exports to the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Even though the World Bank's report has modestly recognized so, they have failed to address any trace of occupation.
  505. The Israeli War Crime That Goes Unmentioned
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Here set out in black and white in the Israeli media is a moral conundrum that western politicians, diplomats and international human rights organisations are resolutely failing to address -- and one I have been highlighting since 2006.
  506. Israeli War Crimes? Who, Us??
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The concept of "war crimes" is dubious. The biggest crime is starting the war in the first place. This is not the business of soldiers, but of political leaders. Yet they are rarely indicted.These philosophical musings came to me in the wake of the recent UN report on the last Gaza war.
  507. Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman - Video
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.
  508. Israel’s cynical approach is feeding unrest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Once it fell to politicians and diplomats to solve international conflicts. Now, according to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responsibility lies with social media.
  509. Israel's new police chief emerges from shadowy world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Palestinian minority in Israel worried by top cop's twin-track as interrogator for secret police and hardline settler.
  510. Israel's racist elections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    I didn’t expect any good from the elections to the Israeli Knesset. Its results are decided a priori by the definition of the voters’ register.
  511. Israel's road signs policy 'erases memory of place'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Israeli authorities have long banned the Palestinian Authority (PA) from putting up its own road signs that refer to Palestinian towns and villages.
  512. Israel’s cynical approach is feeding unrest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Once it fell to politicians and diplomats to solve international conflicts. Now, according to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responsibility lies with social media.
  513. Istanbul's LGBT pride march violently disbanded by police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As Americans celebrate a momentous step forward for the LGBT movement, Turkish gay pride marchers were met with rubber bullets and water cannons from the police. While uncharacteristic of the police force, these violent acts are, unfortunately, in line with the general atmosphere in Turkey. There is an ever-growing epidemic of violent homophobia and transphobia in the country.
  514. It Runs in the Family
    On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    It Runs in the Family is a book about how parents can create lasting and meaningful bulwarks between their kids and the violence endemic in our culture. It posits discipline without spanks or slaps or threats of violence, while considering how to raise thoughtful, compassionate, fearless young people committed to social and political change-- without scaring, hectoring or scarring them with all the wrongs in the world.
  515. It's The Blind Partisanship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Why did the peace movement grow large around 2003-2006 and shrink around 2008-2010? Military spending, troop levels abroad, and number of wars engaged in can explain the growth but not the shrinkage. Those factors hardly changed between the high point and the low point of peace activism.
  516. 'It's a New Day': Why Environmentalists Need to Change Their Strategy Under Trudeau Government
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Now that Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have taken the helm, advocates have high hopes for a course correction on the environment and energy files. But after nearly a decade of working under hostile conditions, environmentalists need to make a course correction of their own if they want to effectively influence public policy, experts say.
  517. It's here, and it's growing: the self-assembling Coalition of the Radical Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The progressive left is drawing together diverse strands that encompass the fight for social and racial justice, the right to work, health, clean air and fresh water, and our freedom to be alive and thrive on this our one planet.
  518. It's Nato that's empire-building, not Putin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Two sides are required for a New Cold War — and there is no obvious need for an adversarial system in post-Soviet Europe.
  519. Je Suis Charlie - But I Have Others
    "Brothers, Our Town is Burning!"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    We must work to close gaps, clasp hands and work together for a better world. We dare not forget those countless bloody deeds recorded largely in dusty archives - and their urgent lessons! I may well join in with "Je suis Charlie!" but must add: "I am Gul Rahman! I am Abu Zubaydah! I am Charles Horman and Ken Saro-Wiwa! I am Ghassan Kanafani and Victor Jara!"
  520. Je Suis Charlie? It's a Bit Late 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Hardly had news begun filtering out about the Charlie Hebdo shootings, than there were those suggesting that the magazine was a 'racist institution' and that the cartoonists, if not deserving what they got, had nevertheless brought it on themselves through their incessant attacks on Islam. What is really racist is the idea only nice white liberals want to challenge religion or demolish its pretensions or can handle satire and ridicule. Those who claim that it is ‘racist’ or ‘Islamophobic’ to mock the Prophet Mohammad, appear to imagine, with the racists, that all Muslims are reactionaries. It is here that leftwing ‘anti-racism’ joins hands with rightwing anti-Muslim bigotry.
  521. Jeremy Corbyn is right to reject Trident
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Jeremy Corbyn has come under attack yesterday for his refusal to countenance the use of nuclear weapons. But his stance is honourable and both legally and strategically correct - especially with his opposition to renewing the Trident nuclear missile system.
  522. Jewish Voice for Peace conference - what solidarity looks like
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When a Palestinian woman went to this Jewish group's annual conference, she found a growing movement of Jews and other allies.
  523. Joelito's Big Decision
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Story of ten-year old Joelito, who learns about the struggle for economic justice as he heads toward the door of MacMann’s Burger Restaurant for his regular Friday-night family dinner.
  524. John Cusack and Arundhati Roy: Things That Can and Cannot Be Said
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    A conversation With Arundhati Roy.
  525. John Locke Against Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Locke's classical liberalism isn’t a doctrine of freedom. It's a defense of expropriation and enslavement.
  526. Kalliasseri: In search of Sumukan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The village that battled on all fronts, fighting the British, local landlords, and caste.
  527. Kalliasseri: Still fighting at 50
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When the God of the Hunters sheltered the communists in Kerala from the Raj.
  528. Keep it in the Ground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A campaign by The Guardian newspaper to stop climate change by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, featuring a series of articles on different aspects of the issue across the world.
  529. Keep our front gardens green!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It's time to halt the loss of the nation's front gardens to dreary paving, writes Jenny Jones. Green gardens protect against floods, provide homes for wildlife, keep cities cool in summer, and help us all feel happier. Now, with 7 million gardens already paved over, we must protect those that remain.
  530. Keeping It In The Human Family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What socialists set out to prove is that not only has "human nature" changed many times in the past but that there is no such thing as a static human nature. We are products of our environment, particularly of the economic system in which we live.
  531. Keys, comb and a plant: Palestinians tell of their past through cherished belongings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The first national museum for the geographically dispersed and exiled Palestinian people is taking shape, not only physically but conceptually. The goal is "to connect the Palestinians and present different narratives to the world of who we are, where we come from and what we aspire." Since the Israeli occupation authorities prevent many Palestinians from travelling to their homeland, the Palestinian Museum seeks to become the hub connecting a network of institutions in Jordan, Beirut, Gaza, Haifa and elsewhere.
  532. Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The victorious Keystone campaign also exposed the perennial Achilles' heel of those who are fighting against climate change: We are often painted by our opponents and perceived by the public as caring more about the environment than about jobs. The neglected half of the job for environmental advocates is to ourselves become the voice for job creation. We need to develop robust programs to put unemployed pipefitters, teamsters, and others back to work. Indeed, the prerequisite for every environmental campaign should be a plausible and detailed jobs program. The sustainability movement must be a voice for workers, students, and others who want to both save the earth and promote appropriate economic development.
  533. The Kill Chain
    The lethal bureaucracy behind Obama's drone war

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Secret military documents offer documentary evidence of the process by which the Obama administration creates and acts on its kill lists in Yemen and Somalia.
  534. Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    History of drone warfare, a development in military technology that has its origins in long-buried secret programmes dating to US military interventions in Vietnam and Yugoslavia. Cockburn follows the links in a chain that stretches from the White House, through the drone command center in Nevada, to the skies of Helmand Province.
  535. Kill The Messengers
    Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.
  536. Killing the Host 
    How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and governments.
  537. Klein vs. Klein
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This Changes Everything is a book capacious enough to allow Naomi Klein two positions at once. But a real climate-justice movement will at some point have to make choices.
  538. Koch Political Machine Focuses on "Freedom" to Pollute and Pay Less Taxes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Billionaire conservative activist Charles Koch on Sunday likened his political efforts to the struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass, saying that "we, too, are seeking to right injustices that are holding our country back."
  539. Labor Law Won't Save Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The strike is still labour's strongest weapon.
  540. Land concentration, land grabbing and people's struggles in Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The hidden scandal of how a few big private business entities have gained control of ever-greater areas of European land. How these land elites have been actively supported by a huge injection of public funds -- at a time when all other public funding is being subjected to massive cuts.
  541. Land Grabbing
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Farmland is becoming more and more valuable and scarcer. Every year we lose about 12 billion hectares of farmland through soil sealing. After the financial meltdown in 2008 the global financial capital discovered the business segment of global farmland. Through land grabbing the rich of the world want to secure access to the world’s most important resources. Consequently, instead of farmers, profit is put before soil. If we don’t stop the raids, we will destroy our livelihood.
  542. Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture using patented seeds and varieties.
  543. Laos After the Bombs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt.
  544. The last battle of Laxmi Panda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rural Indians were both the foot soldiers of freedom and the leaders of some of the greatest anti-colonial uprisings ever seen. Countless thousands of them sacrificed their lives to rid India of British rule. And many who lived through great suffering to see a free India were mostly forgotten soon after. From the 1990s onwards, p. Sainath recorded the lives of several of the last living freedom fighters.
  545. Latin America's Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Although they do not specifically target women, social policies like family allowances and pensions have improved the lives of women in Latin America, the region that has made the biggest strides so far this century in terms of gender equality.
  546. Lead poisoning - fighting industrial pollution in Kenya is a dangerous business
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lead poisoning from industrial pollution has imposed a terrible toll on Kenyans, and single mother Phyllis Omido is no exception -- lead from a nearby metal refinery badly damaged her own son's health. But it was when she decided to fight back against the polluters that a whole new realm of threats and dangers opened up.
  547. The Leap Manifesto
    A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
  548. Learning Activism
    The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    What do activists know? Learning Activism is designed to encourage a deeper engagement with the intellectual life of activists who organize for social, political, and ecological justice.
  549. Leave most fossil fuels in the ground, or fry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For the world to meet its climate goals, a third of the world's oil, half its gas and 80% of its coal must stay underground.
  550. The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Norman Geras sets out to interrogate and refute the myths that have developed around Rosa Luxemburg's work.
  551. Leninism vs. Debs's Socialist Party
    The Communist Fight Against Black Oppression

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Articles by Eugene Debs, written as polemics against racists within the Socialist Party, are eloquent in defending black people against racism, in calling for working-class unity across racial lines and in emphasizing that the Socialist Party should open its ranks to black people. In "The Negro in the Class Struggle," Debs stressed, "The history of the Negro in the United States is a history of crime without a parallel." Debs stands out favorably against most of his contemporaries in the labor movement -- including within the SP. Debs's writing remains a powerful denunciation of white workers' racism. Debs recognized that black oppression, rather than making white workers privileged, degrades them, thus providing a refutation of the later concept of "white skin privilege."
  552. Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement (Part Two)
    Police Terror and Black Oppression

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Formal, legal inequality in the South was susceptible to reform. But getting rid of the economic and social reality that is black oppression in America -- from de facto segregation and poverty to police brutality -- is not subject to reform because it is integral to the capitalist system.
  553. Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement (Part One)
    Police Terror and Black Oppression

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Police reform is a hoax and a hustle. Federal investigations go nowhere and the Democrats are simply the soft cops of the capitalist system. There is no road to black liberation and the liberation of all working people short of workers revolution.
  554. Lest We Forget: Tar Sands and War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium.
  555. Let Them Eat Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The winds are changing for the energy giants. And so the black plumes of smoke emitted by the climate deniers in an attempt to provide cover for the coal, oil and gas industry have already been refined.
  556. 'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
  557. Letter from Ecuador - where defending nature and community is a crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ecuador's president attacked eco-defender Carlos Zorrilla in TV broadcasts for resisting a new copper mine in an area of pristine forest, and opposing the advance of oil exploration into the Amazon. Zorilla seeks international support for him and his battle for land.
  558. Letter from Nazareth
    The forgotten Palestinians

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The city's Christians and Muslims continue to struggle against Israel's divide-and-rule policies
    At 26 metres, Nazareth's artificial Christmas tree is the tallest in the Middle East, or so city officials boast. Its glinting red, silver and golden baubles have brought a temporary, but much-needed cheer to the city of Jesus' childhood. Despite the festive mood, friends and neighbours in what is Israel's largest Palestinian city struggle to sound hopeful about the future. Even the inflatable Father Christmases hanging from shop awnings look forlorn.
  559. Letter from Nazareth: The forgotten Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The city's Christians and Muslims continue to struggle against Israel's divide-and-rule policies.
  560. Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
    Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to Open' status granted to the Enbridge Line 9B reversal project by the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada.
  561. Libya's second civil war
    From armed resistance to jihadist networks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With the events that led to Gaddafi's fall, a civil war between local groups and rival militias started in Libya. Four years later IS has appeared, and the country seems on the brink of collapse.
  562. Lies, damned lies, and energy statistics - why nuclear is so much less than it claims to be
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It's odd how often the contribution of nuclear energy is overstated by mixing up 'energy' and 'electricity', while a similar trick understates the importance of renewables like wind and solar. Even odder is how the mistake always seems to go the same way, to make nuclear look bigger than it really is, and renewables smaller. Welcome to the nuclear 'X factor'!
  563. Life After Death for Labor?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Stanley Aronowitz's book "The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers’ Movement."
  564. The Life and Death of Objective Peckham
    Stripped of British citizenship and killed by an American drone

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Documentation of the final years of Bilal el-Berjawi's life, a British-Lebanese citizen suspected of being a terrorist. The story raises questions about the British government's role in the targeted assassination of its citizens, and provides an insight into covert U.S. military actions.
  565. The Life, Loves, Wars and Foibles of Edward Abbey
    Monkeywrenching the Machine

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fifty-three years ago, long before I had heard of Edward Abbey and Abraham Polonsky, I saw a film titled "Lonely are the Brave" that was based on Polonsky's adaptation of Abbey's novel "The Brave Cowboy".
  566. Life sentence for fighting Africas last colonial power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Kenworthy talks about the systematic violence, abusive treatment and torture that political prisoners and activists undergo in Western Sahara.
  567. Life Support for Labor?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Debate Over how to save the labour movement suffers from a serious deficit of books written by organizers. Rarely do we get an entire book by someone who has been organizing for four decades, and is still actively engaged with union members, staff and leaders.
  568. "Listen, Yankee!": Tom Hayden Captures Absurdity of Cuban Embargo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US embargo of Cuba, like a bad hangover from the Cold War, has lingered on for far too long. After decades of bingeing on the country's particularly potent brand of anticommunism, the nation's ruling elite has found it near impossible to kick its predilection for holding Cuba to a higher standard than it does for putative US allies and, for that matter, the United States itself.
  569. Living in Pitiless Times: Baghdad, Beirut and Paris
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A week of horrible carnage -- bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded lives. There is nothing good that comes of them – only the pain of the victim and then more pain as powerful people take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence. How does one react to these incidents? Horror and outrage come first. They are instinctual.
  570. Living in the Crosshairs
    The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Abortion is a legal, common, and safe medical procedure that one in three American women will undergo. Yet ever since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, anti-abortion forces have tried nearly every tactic to eliminate it. Legislative and judicial developments dominate the news, but a troubling and all-too-common phenomenon -- targeted vigilante action against individual abortion providers -- is missing from the national discussion, only cropping up when a dramatic story like the murder of an abortion provider pushes it to the forefront.
  571. The Living Seed 
    Part 1 of The Living Farms series

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Testimonies of farmers, seed savers, agronomists and scientists from across India and abroad form the basis for their compelling investigation of GMOs, organic farming and the future of agriculture.
  572. Lobbying, Capitalism And The State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lobbies pose a threat to a modern democracy and alienate the majority of the people outside the services of lobbyists who have become a fixture in politics.
  573. Lobbyists Mourn House Speaker John Boehner's Departure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation on Friday was reason to celebrate for members of his own party who often complained that he let corporate lobbyists exercise undue influence over Congress. For lobbyists, Boehner's announcement was a reason to mourn.
  574. Lockdown: the end of growth in the tar sands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Climate change is here and now. And if world leaders had heeded scientific warnings 30 years ago, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, or even as recently as the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009 -- it's possible we would be well on our way to securing the decarbonized future that the world desperately needs.
  575. The Long Game for the Long War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fourteen years in, and the Terror War is raging on, mass-producing exactly what it was supposed to eliminate: terrorism and chaos. Western intervention has racked up at least six jihadi-overrun failed states throughout the Greater Middle East: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen. The scope and scale of the imposed civilizational meltdown have become so great that the West itself has been increasingly inundated by its wreckage (in the form of refugees) and stung by its shrapnel (in the form of terrorist attacks).
  576. The long struggle of the Palestinians in Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An excerpt from the book "Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee." The essay talks about Palestinian social, economic and territorial displacement.
  577. The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa's Wealth
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Augustin Katumba Mwanke was a young banker in South Africa when persuaded to return home to help rebuild the Democratic republic of the Congo by the new government of Laurent Kabila. A year later he got a call from the president, a fellow Katangan, and was stunned to be appointed governor of an area the size of France, with control over some of the world's most valuable mineral seams.
  578. Los Angeles: Hands Up, Fight Back
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A basic and incomplete chronological overview... Protests and marches continued throughout the fall in Los Angeles, linking the Ezell Ford, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Antonio Martin murders together.
  579. Luxemburg, Müller and the Berlin workers' and soldiers' councils
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rose reviews and discusses two important books about the German Revolution, "Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement", and "The German Left and the Weimar Republic: A Selection of Documents".
  580. Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A report documenting the lynching of millions of African Americans from the Civil War until the Second World War. The work maintains that America's legacy of racial terror must be more fully addressed if racial justice is to be achieved.
  581. Make 2015 the Year of the Bonobo!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    We humans have much to learn from our kissing cousins, the peaceful, empathic, playful, sensual and highly sexual Bonobo. Rather than play out the myth of ancestral 'killer apes', better follow the 'Bonobo Way', and extend our love to all living beings and Earth herself.
  582. Mall of America Security Catfished Black Lives Matter Activists, Documents Show
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Documents indicate that security staff at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota used a fake Facebook account to monitor local Black Lives Matter organizers, befriend them, and obtain their personal information and photographs without their knowledge.
  583. Manhunting in the Hindu Kush
    Civilian casualties and strategic failures in America's longest war

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    U.S. military forces set out to destroy the Taliban and al Qaeda forces that remained hidden in Hindu Kush. Dubbed Operation Haymaker, the campaign has been described as a potential model for the future of American warfare. Devereaux explains how this looks.
  584. Manoeuvres from above, movements from below: Greece under Tsipras
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Syriza left is at a crossroads. For all the belief that Syriza is a different kind of party, one that transcends the division between reform and revolution and therefore should be the home for the entire left, its left faces exactly the same problem as the reformist left in social democracy -- the trap of impotence. This article is written in the spirit of offering an alternative, around which the left as a whole can unite.
  585. Manufacturing Consensus - Hilary Benn's Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Everyone laughs when dictators claim 'Victory!' having secured fully 99 per cent of the vote. The deception is so naked, so obvious - nobody is fooled by this supposed 'national consensus'.
  586. Marc Morano's Climate Hustle Film Set For Paris Premiere With Same Old Denial Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Marc Morano is never short of a superlative or two, but when it has come to promoting his long-gestating documentary Climate Hustle, the climate science denialist extraodinaire has been outdoing himself.
  587. Markets Gone Mad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Until recently, stocks had been on a tear that pushed valuations into the stratosphere. Volatility stayed low because Bernanke's easy money and QE made investors more placid, serene and mellow. They ventured further out on the risk curve and took more chances because they were convinced that the Fed "had their back" and that there was nothing to worry about. Then things began to fall apart.
  588. Marx & Engels papers completely available online
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The original papers of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, World Classics, are digitized and now online accessible. The papers can be consulted from anywhere and by anyone who logs into the catalogue website of the International Institute of Social History. Access is open and free.
  589. Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
  590. Marx rediscovered
    A review of Heather A Brown, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sheila McGregor states that Heather Brown has written an important study of Marx’s writings on women’s oppression. Brown situates her book in the current economic and political context, noting the role that women play both in the world economy and in recent tumultuous struggles such as the Occupy movement and, not least, in the revolutions in the Middle East beginning in 2011. At the same time, parts of Brown's book are contraditory and frustrating.
  591. Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change.
  592. Marxism and Women's Liberation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Why are women more often to be found on the sticky floor of low pay than above the glass ceiling where the rich reside? Why is there an assault on the gains of the women's movement? As austerity bites and new debates about oppression rage, Judith Orr steers a path through the history and future of the fight for women's liberation.
  593. Mass Incarceration for Profit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the face of growing public criticism and improved technologies, companies like Securus search for new ways to remain competitive while marketing themselves as providers of a quality service that keeps the public safe. Yet with the involvement of global financial houses in the prison industrial complex, the pressure mounts to produce value for shareholders. Ultimately, this systematically incentivizes mass incarceration. While we often hear about the activities of private prison providers like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group, corporate interests are immersed in every aspect of criminal justice.
  594. The mass strike in the First World War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The mass strikes of the First World War displayed all the characteristics earlier described by Rosa Luxemburg. City and trade-wide strikes; national strikes; street fighting; demonstrations; the raising of economic demands and political demands, and of both.
  595. Mass Surveillance is Driven by the Private Sector
    The Lesson of Hacking Team's Malware

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A report published by Privacy International as well as an article posted by Vice Motherboard clearly show that both the DEA and the United States Army have long-standing relationships with Hacking Team, an Italian company that’s notorious for selling malware to any number of unsavory characters.
  596. Maximum Horror
    Where One Feeds on the Other

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It was a horrific event. It was condemned in most parts of the world and most poignantly by many cartoonists. Those who planned the atrocity chose their target carefully. They knew that such an act would create the maximum horror. It was quality, not quantity they were after. The response will not have surprised or displeased them.
  597. The Meaning of the Paris Commune
    What can the Paris Commune offer to present struggles for emancipation?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Kristin Ross about her new book, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune.
  598. The Measure of a Revolutionary: Remembering Eugene V. Debs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Debs was an articulate, far-reaching critic of American society, staunchly anti-capitalist and opposed to both Democratic and Republican parties, which he saw as controlled by Wall Street. In his five campaigns as the Socialist Party candidate for President of the United States, Debs excoriated the economic exploitation of workers, including the then rampant abuses of child labor, with rare oratorical skill. He advocated for unions in all major industries and promoted a vision of socialism as grassroots economic democracy. In a deeply racist, patriarchal society, he was also staunchly anti-racist and pro-women's rights. When war hysteria swept the country, Debs openly defied the warmongers to oppose U.S. entry into World War I. He did so not as a pacifist, but because he saw the world war as an inter-imperialist dispute among the ruling classes of competing capitalist nations.
  599. Media Are Blamed as US Bombing of Afghan Hospital Is Covered Up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After the US airstrikes that hit an MSF (Medecins Sans Frontières) hospital, many news outlets have depicted the event in a way that evades any American responsibility.
  600. Media Lessons from Snowden Reporting: LA Times Editors Advocate Prosecution of Sources
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The LA Times editors want Snowden imprisoned, but not the leakers whose leaks make the U.S. government look good, much of which gets laundered in that particular paper.
  601. Medical Privacy Under Threat in the Age of Big Data
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Medical privacy is a high-stakes game, in both human and financial terms, given the growing multibillion-dollar legal market for anonymized medical data. The threats to individuals seeking to protect their medical data can come externally, from data breaches; internally, from "rogue employees" and others with access; or through loopholes in regulations.
  602. Mel Hurtig's new book designed to oust prime minister Stephen Harper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Article on author Mel Hurtig and his new book criticizing Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and his government.
  603. Merchants of Doubt (film)
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Inspired by the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on an illuminating ride into the heart of American spin, lifting the curtain on a secretive group of pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. 1 hr 36 min.
  604. The Messenger
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Documentary. A powerful reflection and intimate investigation that reaches from the northern point of the Boreal Forest to the base of Turkey's Mount Ararat to the urban streets of New York. As songbirds take flight and fight to survive in our changing world, The MESSENGER delivers a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of these imperiled creatures.
  605. Method and Madness
    The Hidden Story of Israel's Assaults on Gaza

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    In the past five years Israel has mounted three major assaults on the 1.8 million Palestinians trapped behind its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Taken together, Operation Cast Lead (2008-9), Operation Pillar of Defense (2012), and Operation Protective Edge (2014), have resulted in the deaths of some 3,700 Palestinians. As Norman G. Finkelstein sets out in this concise, paradigm-shifting new book, an examination of Israel's motives reveals a state whose repeated recourse to savage war is far from irrational. Rather, Israel's attacks have been designed to sabotage the possibility of a compromise peace with the Palestinians, even on terms that are favorable to it.
  606. Mike Marqusee: A contender for the living
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Mike's humane socialism and his ability to express sophisticated ideas in an accessible way has enriched the left in the UK and elsewhere.
  607. Mike Marqusee's columns: a look back
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As we remember Mike Marqusee, Nick Dearden highlights some of Mike's most timeless writing in Red Pepper
  608. Militarizing the Environment
    Climate Change and the Security State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    In this extensive historical study of scientific, military, political, and economic formations across five centuries, Robert P. Marzec reveals how environmentality has been instrumental in the development of today's security society -- informing the creation of the military-industrial complex during World War II and the National Security Act that established the CIA during the Cold War.
  609. Mine Wars Museum Opens, Revives Lost Labour History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Mine Wars museum opens in Matewan to revive West Virginia’s labour history.
  610. Missing from the Paris Agreement: the Pentagon's monstrous carbon boot print
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How much of the mainstream media coverage given to COP21 and the Paris Agreement mentioned the mysterious exemption given to the US's massive military and security machine? None, writes Joyce Nelson. Not only are these emissions entirely outside the UNFCCC process, but a 'cone of sillence' somehow prevents them from even forming part of the climate change discourse.
  611. Mississippi Family Faces Jail Time for Cheering at High School Graduation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When Ursula Miller attended her niece's high school graduation from Senatobia High School in northwestern Mississippi last month, she didn't expect to leave with an arrest warrant. But in a prime example of excessesive criminalization, Miller and three others were charged with disorderly conduct for cheering on their relatives during the ceremony held at Northwest Mississippi Community College.
  612. Modi in Canada
    What Canadians Should Know About Harper's New Guest

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When Stephen Harper hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Canada this week, they will be greeted with both adoring fans and with protests. Modi, an extremist Hindu nationalist, has a strong support base within a section of the Indian community. But his past comes back to haunt him. A human rights organization called Sikhs for Justice has appealed to the Canadian government to prosecute Modi for the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat.
  613. The Money Crisis: How bankers grabbed our money -- and how we can get it back
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A historical analysis exposing the flaws in the system that led to financial crisis.
  614. Monsanto Crops Pushing Monarch Butterfly to Verge of Extinction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops have brought the iconic monarch butterfly to the brink of extinction, according to a new report by the Center for Food Safety.
  615. Monsanto and Its Promoters vs. Freedom of Information
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Next year, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as one of the finest laws our Congress has ever passed. It is a vital investigative tool for exposing government and corporate wrongdoing.
  616. Monsanto monarch massacre: 970 million butterflies killed since 1990
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A shocking statistic released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday summed up the plight of the monarch butterfly: Since 1990, about 970 million of the butterflies – 90 percent of the total population – have vanished across the United States.
  617. Montreal: Campus Feminists Fail to Gag Marxists
    For Women's Liberation Through Socialist Revolution!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The logic of feminism is class collaboration. It also means relying on the bourgeois state to "defend women." The role of the capitalist state is to defend the interests of the capitalists. It has nothing to do with ending the misery of the oppressed.
  618. Moral Clarity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Shatz discusses the underlying meaning and implications of the slogan 'Je suis Charlie', an expression that became widespread after the shootings at the Charlie Hebdo's (French satirical magazine) office.
  619. More than equality: reasons to be a feminist socialist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Equality? Feminist socialism has something better in mind: using power to transform hierarchies.
  620. Mossad contradicted Netanyahu on Iran nuclear programme
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Spy cables reveal that Mossad concluded that Iran was not producing nuclear weapons, even though Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the UN the opposite.
  621. The most outrageous fraud ever perpetrated on the Canadian people
    Can the Courts Liberate the Bank of Canada?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    You know the old aphorism -- "If a tree falls in the forest….?" Well, how about this one: if citizens win a significant victory in court against an autocratic government involving the fleecing of Canadians of billions of their hard-earned tax dollars and no one in the media actually covers it, did it really happen?
  622. The Most Terrifying Pressures Occur in Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ivancic narrates his prosecution by the Croatian government, which is one of the many examples of violence against Feral journalists.
  623. Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
  624. Muddying the waters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The by-products of aluminium extraction have been poisoning the Mediterranean for almost 20 years. But the closure of the plant that produces them would cost jobs in an underemployed region.
  625. Muslims, Jews and Christians imposing an imagined past, with disastrous results
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The truth is that there are millions of people – Muslims, Jews and Christians and others – who not only still idealise a religiously imagined past, but want, in one way or another, to import that past into the present – and not only their present but everyone else's as well. Whatever one might think of the teachings of the Bible and Quran, this is a highly problematic desire. In fact, it is downright dangerous.
  626. My Journey from Racism
    And how we can best end it

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A white individual's experience of racism growing up in America in the 1940's and 1950's.
  627. The Myth of Peaceful Protest
    The Patronizing Intransigence of Power

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Johnson discusses how peaceful protest is depicted as the way to speak out, and any kind of disorder or defiance of authority is presented not only unacceptable, but unnecessary.
  628. NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to a new study, Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country's environmental laws.
  629. Naomi Klein: To fight climate change we must fight capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Naomi Klein, the author of "This Changes Everything."
  630. Narrative of the dispossessed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Discussion of conspiracies tends to be polarised: people see them everywhere, or nowhere.
  631. A Nation of Millennial Entitlements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A student twice sued Misericordia College because she failed a nursing class. Why do significant numbers of people believe they are entitled to get the credentials they want even if they don't have the qualifications required?
  632. NBC News Releases the Long-Awaited Trailer for its Summer Horror Film About ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    ISIS now officially poses a bigger threat to the "U.S. homeland" than the one posed by former title-holder Al Qaeda.
  633. The Neoconservative Threat to World Order
    Washington's Perilous War for Hegemony

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Paul Craig Roberts explores the extreme dangers in Washington's imposition of vassalage on other countries and Washington's resurrection of distrust among nuclear powers, the very distrust that Reagan and Gorbachev worked to eliminate. Roberts explains how the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 removed the only check on Washington's ability to act unilaterally.
  634. Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
  635. Neoliberalism against capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Neil Davidson on how the current neo-liberal project has been almost too successful as a ruling class strategy, creating a form of capitalism which endangers the long-term security of capital itself and edges society ever closer to barbarism.
  636. Netanyahu goes nuclear ... now wait for the fallout
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has spent years trying to convince the international community and Israelis that Tehran is racing towards building a nuclear bomb, when evidence presented by his own spies show the opposite.

  637. Netanyahu: Have You No Shame?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Israel’s Prime Minister attributing the Holocaust to Palestinian influence over Hitler is a "Blood Libel" level lie.
  638. Netizen Report: Rights at Risk Under Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement may soon become reality after years of high-level trade deliberations that have been held almost entirely behind closed doors.
  639. The new colonialism: Greece and Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to Jack Rasmus, aA new form of colonialism is emerging in Europe. Not colonialism imposed by military conquest and occupation, as in the 19th century. Not even the more efficient form of economic colonialism pioneered by the U.S. in the post-1945 period, where the costs of direct administration and military occupation were replaced with compliant local elites allowed to share in the wealth extracted in exchange for being allowed to rule on behalf of the colonizers. In the 21st century, it is 'colonialism by means of financial asset transfer.' It is colony wealth extraction by colonizing country managers, assigned to directly administer the processes in the colony by which financial assets are to be transferred. This new form of colonialism by direct management plus financial wealth transfer is now emerging in Greece and Ukraine.
  640. New Evidence Shows Main Chevron Witness Lied In $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A key witness has admitted under oath that he lied on behalf of Chevron, the California oil multinational, when the company sued to overturn a $9.5 billion verdict for pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
  641. New headaches for tar sands pipeline proponents as oil fouls Vancouver harbour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A bad turn of events for the local environment and for some of the oil barons targeting their entire planet in their climate-wrecking plans. That's an apt summary of the oil spill that has fouled the beaches and harbour of Vancouver BC beginning on April 8, 2015.
  642. The New Spymasters: Inside Espionage From the Cold War to Global Terror
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    What good timing for these books on espionage, just as ISIS - fruit of the worst "intelligence" lie of recent history, the Blair-Bush excursion into Iraq - surges on and spies for Britain and the US are said to be moving from Russia and China after revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The British GCHQ is caught illegally spying on human rights groups and the American NSA bugging heads of state, including French president Francois Hollande.
  643. NGOs condemn sentencing of Bahraini photographer to ten years in prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Award-winning photographer Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi was sentenced on Monday, 23 November 2015, to 10 years in prison and had his nationality revoked, along with 12 others, after covering a series of demonstrations in early 2014.
  644. Nicaraguans Fight to Save Land and Sovereignty from Canal Development
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There has been a popular storm gathering to protest the proposed cross-Nicaragua canal.
  645. Nigerian farmers face destitution from 300 sq.km land grab backed by UK aid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Farmers in Nigeria's north eastern state of Taraba are being forced off lands they have farmed for generations to make way for US company Dominion Farms to establish a 300 square kilometre rice plantation.
  646. Nine decades of non-violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rural Indians were both the foot soldiers of freedom and the leaders of some of the greatest anti-colonial uprisings ever seen. Countless thousands of them sacrificed their lives to rid India of British rule. And many who lived through great suffering to see a free India were mostly forgotten soon after. From the 1990s onwards, p. Sainath recorded the lives of several of the last living freedom fighters.
  647. No Cheers For Anarchism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A successful movement requires compromise, organization, and yes, even leadership, to actually get things done, none of which appeal to anarchists.
  648. No Child Left Un-Mined? Student Privacy at Risk in the Age of Big Data
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Chideya discusses the implications of the compilation of big data trails containing information about children's performance in school.
  649. No Grades in Higher Education Now!
    Is the Revolution any closer?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Author and social scientist Stuart Tannock has recently published a historical and critical overview of the practice of grading in education.
  650. No Safe Harbor: How NSA Spying Undermined U.S. Tech and Europeans' Privacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The spread of knowledge about the NSA's surveillance programs has shaken the trust of customers in U.S. Internet companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple: especially non-U.S. customers who have discovered how weak the legal protections over their data is under U.S. law.
  651. No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose of greenwash. Countries must resist the siren calls - and give their support to true agroecology that sustains soil, health, life and climate.
  652. NoNonsense Globalization
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Explains and examines globalization from all angles - and explores strategies for redesigning the global economy in the common interest.
  653. Nonviolent Communication
    A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace.
  654. Nothing Succeeds Like Failure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The U.S. has been warring with the Islamic State (IS) for more than a year now. The centerpiece of that war has been an ongoing campaign of bombings and air strikes in Syria and Iraq, thousands upon thousands of them.
  655. Nuclear War And Corbyn - The Fury And The Farce
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The British media is outraged that La bour leader Jeremy Corbyn won't press the nuclear button under any circumstances.
  656. NYC Cop Backlash
    Amid Protests Against Racist Police Terror

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Weeks of mass protests that erupted after the policemen who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner got off have left cops across the country seething. These hired guns of the capitalist rulers are howling over any criticism of how they do their job, which in racist capitalist America does include terrorizing and killing unarmed black people. Leading the pack in New York City are the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) and its ilk, which have seized on the December 20, 2014 killing of two Brooklyn cops to further push their agenda of bonapartism: that is, to stand above the law as judge, jury and executioner.
  657. NYT Editorial Slams "Disgraceful" CIA Exploitation of Paris Attacks, But Submissive Media Role Is Key
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A truly superb New York Times editorial this morning mercilessly shames the despicable effort by U.S. government officials to shamelessly exploit the Paris attacks to advance long-standing agendas.
  658. NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors -- bring down the Internet.
  659. Oakland After Ferguson
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Already #BlackLivesMatter protests in Oakland are being likened to the sustained unrest following the videotaped murder of Oscar Grant by cops. But this time something is different.
  660. Obama's Double-Standard On Russia: He Attacks Russia, Then Condemn's Putin For Defending Russia From His Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Obama overthrew the legal Government, and replaced it by this illegal one. But now he criticizes Putin as if he were the aggressor instead of the defender here. And Obama demands that the Soviet dictator's forced transfer of Crimea to Ukraine be legal and that Putin's defense of Crimeans' democratic self-determination in response to that coup be considered illegal.
  661. Obamas Sordid Record on Censorship and Secrecy
    Blindfolding the Republic

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Obama’s failure to attend the Charlie Hebdo march in Paris and the condemnations of this press freedom omission.
  662. Occupy agriculture! Polish farmers sit in for land and freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    At the heart of Poland's capital, Warsaw, farmers have founded a flourishing encampment known as the 'Green City', writes Julian Rose. It's a focus of protest against the sell-off of their land to agribusiness, the arrival of GMO crops, and the imposition of a failed 'Western' model of farming that's creating huge corporate profits while debasing food and bankrupting small farmers.
  663. Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous activists are taking direct action - and it's working
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The native peoples of the Amazon are employing the tactics of the Occupy movement against oil companies, gold miners and illegal loggers. Lacking the protection of the state, they fight their own battles. Recent campaign successes owe much to outside support.
  664. Ocean 'dead zones' are spreading - and that spells disaster for fish
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Oxygen levels in our oceans are falling, producing growing 'dead zones' where only the hardiest organisms can survive. The causes are simple: pollution with nutrient-rich wastes, and global warming. But the only solution is to stop it happening - or wait for 1,000 years.
  665. OceanaGold vs El Salvador: Foreshadowing 'Trade' Under the TPP? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal with proven tendency to favor corporate interests over arguments for protecting national sovereignty, the environment, and human rights.
  666. Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
  667. The Okinawa missiles of October
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, which, if borne out as true, would constitute a terrifying addition to the lengthy and already frightening list of mistakes and malfunctions that have nearly plunged the world into nuclear war.
  668. On Atena Farghadani and the longstanding repression of artistic expression in Iran
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It all started with a harmless political cartoon posted on Facebook. What followed was extreme retaliation to say the least; imprisonment, and physical abuse. Unfortunately, this is not an extraordinary story for artists in Iran.
  669. On China's 1989 Tiananmen Upheaval
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    The bourgeois media falsely portray the events in the spring of 1989 as a movement for capitalist counterrevolution under the banner of Western-style "democracy." The social explosion was triggered by protests initiated by students in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, which increasingly drew in groups of workers and spread throughout the country. Far from seeking a return to capitalism, Chinese workers overwhelmingly directed their anger at the sharply rising economic inequalities, rampant corruption and inflation encouraged by Deng’s program of "building socialism with capitalist methods."
  670. On Imperialism and Refugees
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The call to "open the borders" and its variants are hopelessly utopian. The modern nation-state arose as a vehicle for the development of capitalism and will remain the basis for the organization of the capitalist economy until the world capitalist order is shattered through a series of workers revolutions. Policing its borders is vital to the very existence of the capitalist state power. Moreover, "open the borders" can have a reactionary content, from advancing imperialist economic penetration of dependent countries to obliterating the right to national self-determination.
  671. On Israel's colonial narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
  672. On "Sweet," "Yellow Head," and "Two-Spirit"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  673. On the Defeat of Megan Leslie & Peter Stoffer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What happened on Monday is proof of how divorced from reality we are. Progressives, radicals, the Left, whatever you call the people who believe in and strive for deep social change - we are disconnected from the majority of people. We are insulated in our communities of like-minded activists, surrounded by people with similar beliefs and thoughts.
  674. On Victimless Crime Laws: And a Call to Release All Who Have Been Victimzed by Them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In recent months, a Seminar on Prisoners' Writings has been meeting in Oakland. The idea of this seminar is to take some of the writings of people politicized by imprisonment, and make their insights available to the movements and the general public.
  675. '100 years to repair Gaza': Oxfam says blockade remains, aid almost non-existent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn't stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that's just the time frame for essential projects. The NGO's regional director calls the situation "deplorable."
  676. The one thing that won't stop terror is more war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns - we need a different approach.
  677. Onlinecensorship.org Tracks Content Takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org on November 19, 2015, a new platform to document the who, what, and why of content takedowns on social media sites.
  678. Only Edward Snowden Can Save James Bond
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bond is doomed because early in the movie Spectre, the otherwise benevolent Q, muttering something about nanotechnology and microchips, injects him with "smart blood."
  679. 'Only I and my paper were prosecuted'
    Journalist who exposed Turkey's hospitality for jihadists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Jihad fighters are treated in Turkey with state complicity; Journalist Dogu Eroglu of the opposition daily BirGun (One Day) was prosecuted.
  680. Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves". As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger's murderous honesty.
  681. Opinion: It's gettin' hot in here... so take back all your carbon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Africa rapidly rising temperatures foreshadow increased drought, famine and disease. The most vulnerable populations -- of which millions are smallholder farmers -- need solutions, and they need them now.
  682. The Orwellian Re-Branding of 'Mass Surveillance' as Merely 'Bulk Collection'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Just as the Bush administration and the U.S. media re-labelled "torture" with the Orwellian euphemism "enhanced interrogation techniques" to make it more palatable, the governments and media of the Five Eyes surveillance alliance are now attempting to re-brand "mass surveillance" as "bulk collection" in order to make it less menacing (and less illegal).
  683. Orwell's Triumph: How Novels Tell the Truth of Surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Novels may be the best medium for describing a distopian world in which everyone is under constant surveillance.
  684. Ostula and Mexican Army Hold to Clashing Versions of Recent Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Mexico, the independent investigation agency SubVersiones has published a compilation video that chronologically shows what events that took place on July 19, 2015, in the indigenous Nahua community of Santa María de Ostula. That day ended with a child dead and four people wounded.
  685. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 15, 2015
    Workers' Health and Safety

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    The topic of the week is Workers' Health and Safety. Articles on why environmentalists should support working class struggles; whistleblowers; the appalling death rate from U.S. drone strikes; the murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris; and what humanity could learn from Bonobos. The feature from the archives is Traces of Magma. The International Labor Rights Forum is the group of the week, and Silkwood is the film of the week.
  686. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 29, 2015
    Land seizures and land take-overs

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices focuses on the issue of land seizures and land take-overs. Also included: Greece's solidarity movement, and the challenges and opportunities it faces after the election of a Syrizia government. From the archives, there are interviews about the 1974 occupation of Anicinabe Park, an article about anti-dicrimination fighter Viola Desmond, and the publication, in 1929, of All Quiet on the Western Front.
  687. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015
    SYRIZA

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaign of pro-war propaganda, this time revolving around supposed "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, while Paul Edwards looks at another form of war propaganda, Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'. The Topic of the Week is Water Rights. Related items include the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," the featured website International Rivers, and articles on water-related struggles, past and present, including articles on the Walkerton water disaster and the Cochabamba water war.
  688. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 26, 2015
    Ukraine

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Ukraine is spotlighted in this issue of Other Voices, with several articles on the events of the past year, from the overthrow of the government, to the rise of the far right, the armed conflict in the east, and aggressive US/NATO moves setting the stage for a possible nuclear war between the US and Russia. Also in this issue, #DomesticExtremists ridicule police state legislation in the UK, world inequality in one simple graphic, and people's history items about mass strikes in the First World War, and the new People's Archive of Rural India.
  689. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
    Organizing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work toward common goals, collectively. That requires organizing. Power gives way only when it is challenged by powerful movements for change, and movements grow out of organizing. In this newsletter, we feature a number of articles, books, and other organizing resources.
  690. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015
    Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issues, "Blue Betrayal," the film "The Future of Food," the Independent Science News website, which focuses on the science of food and agriculture, and the memoir "Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist" by Brewster Kneen, a former farmer and long-time critic of corporate agriculture.
  691. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
    Resisting Neoliberalism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the rich. In this edition of Other Voices, and more extensively on the Connexions website, we look at both neoliberalism and the resistance to it. The version of capitalism which became dominant by the 1980s has been given the name neoliberalism. The term refers to the global economic restructuring which has taken place, and to the accompanying shifts in the structures of power under which local and national governments have seen their ability to act independently curtailed by international treaties and by institutions which owe their ultimate allegiance to corporate capital. The essence of neoliberalism has been an unending campaign of class struggle by the rich against the rest. Yet resistance continues, and indeed continues to grow.
  692. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 21, 2015
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    With the start of the growing season in much of the Northern hemisphere, Other Voices digs up articles and resources related to urban agriculture and local food production. Urban agriculture - growing food in and around cities - is a response to the problems created by industrial agriculture, a chemical-dependent industry shipping food thousands of miles from where it is produced to where it will be consumed. We also mark the release of Omar Khadr, the former child soldier who was abused, tortured, and imprisoned first by the U.S. government and then by Canada. Other articles look at the advances made by women in Latin America, privilege politics, and the myths of peaceful protests.
  693. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2015
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    In this issue of Other Voices, we mark the death of Eduardo Galeano by featuring two of his books, as well as an article about his life and work. Galeano once wrote that he was “obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.” In his writing, especially Open Veins of Latin America and the mesmerizing Memory of Fire trilogy, Galeano contributed enormously to bringing alive, and keeping alive, the memories of Latin America, and especially of those whom he called the "nobodies" -- the people "who do not appear in the history of the world." Next week also marks the 40th anniversary of the final victory of the Vietnamese war of resistance against the American invasion and occupation.
  694. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2015
    Urban agriculture and local food production

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices ranges widely, from increasing worker activism and strikes in China, to advances in battery technology that make it much easier and cheaper to store solar and wind energy for future use, to testimonies from Israeli soldiers about the war crimes they committed routinely and as a matter of policy in last summer's attack on Gaza.
  695. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 5, 2015
    Residential schools

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices focuses on residential schools. As documented by the just-released report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, residential schools were set up to forcibly 'assimilate' Native children by taking them away from their parents and communities, and depriving them of their language, culture, history, and emotional supports. Based as they were on a system of arbitrary power and cruelty, it is not surprising that they also fostered physical and sexual abuse of the children forced into the schools. We spotlight the report and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as films, books, and survivor stories. Also in this issue: the Orwellian language and tactics being used to sell 'anti-terrorist' legislation, mind-boggling subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, and, on the other side of the ledger, stories of courage and resistance.
  696. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015
    Corruption

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Corruption - or at least some types of corruption - are much in the news, with the ongoing scandals in the Canadian Senate and the recent U.S. targeting of the Swiss-based football federation FIFA for alleged bribery. In this issue, we look at these and other forms of corruption. Diana Johnstone writes about the double standards displayed by U.S. institutions, which happily target enemies and rivals, while ignoring the much greater corruption that underlies the power structures in Washington. We feature an article detailing how much money U.S. Senators received from corporations prior to their vote on the TPP negotiations, as well as materials on criminal conduct by some of the world's biggest banks, and an article on the work of investigative journalists in exposing corruption.
  697. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2015
    Greece and thd debt crisis

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Our spotlight this issue is on the debt crisis facing Greece. To understand the crisis, one has to look beyond the mainstream media to alternative sources of information. We’ve done that, with articles that set out to analyze the nature of the debt burden that has been imposed on the citizens of so many countries, not just Greece. Also: celebrating Grace Lee Bogg’s 100th birthday.
  698. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015
    Canadian federal election, mining and the environment

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
  699. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
    Labour Day issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular education, and the Greek crisis.
  700. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 24, 2015
    Voter Suppression

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Featuring information and articles related to the October 19, 2015 Canadian election. The topic of the week is Voter Suppression, with articles about voter suppression in Canada and the United States.
  701. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
    Elections

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about change, and the neo-liberal attack on democracy. Articles look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the financial takeovers of Ukraine and Greece, and debt bondage. Also: a discussion of James Hansen's fossil fuel exit strategy, and a critique of Alinsky-style organizing.
  702. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 24, 2015
    Whistleblowers and national security

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This issue sheds light whistleblowers and the murky world of national security. Governments may often pay lip service to the importance of protecting whistleblowers, but in reality they are almost always persecuted. Repercussions can range from being fired to being imprisoned.
  703. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2015
    Corporate rights treaties

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Our focus is on the corporate rights treaties that are misleadingly sold as trade agreements. In particular, the spotlight is on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled to be rubber-stamped by national governments on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. The TPP is best understood as a major milestone in the long-term war waged by the corporate elite against any form of democracy.
  704. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
    Climate Change and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a product of an economic system whose driving force is the need to grow and accumulate. Nor does it affect everyone equally: those with wealth and power can buy themselves what they need to continue living comfortably for years to come - everything from air conditioning to food to police and soldiers to protect their secure bubbles - while those who are poor and powerless find their lives increasingly impossible. A serious effort to address climate change therefore means social change and economic change.
  705. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urban gardening, the destruction of olive trees, and how the police are able to use Google's timeline feature to track you every move, now and years into the past.
  706. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
    Utopia

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to live in. Such dreams can inspire us and guide us, even if they are not always quite practical. This issue of Other Voices peers into the world of utopian visions, practical or otherwise.
  707. Outsourcing the Kill Chain: Eleven Drone Contractors Revealed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Reporters have named eleven companies that have won millions of dollars in contracts to plug a shortage in personnel needed to analyze the thousands of hours of streaming video gathered daily from the remotely piloted aircraft that hover over war zones around the world.
  708. Over-grazing and desertification in the Syrian steppe are the root causes of war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Civil war in Syria is the result of the desertification of the ecologically fragile Syrian steppe, which began in 1958 when the former Bedouin commons were opened up to unrestricted grazing. That led to a wider ecological, hydrological and agricultural collapse.
  709. Overwhelmed NSA Surprised to Discover Its Own Surveillance "Goldmine" on Venezuela's Oil Executives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A top-secret National Security Agency document, dated 2011, describes how, by "sheer luck," an analyst was able to access the communications of top officials of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela.
  710. Pakistani Journalists Left in Limbo Amid Vicious Media War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Pakistani journalists working for BOL Network, a Pakistani media outlet co-owned by journalists, protest against the license cancellation of this organization. Protesters complain against violations of their rights.
  711. Palestine overwhelmed by Illegal American Immigrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Israel illegally annexed part of the Palestinian West Bank to its district of Jerusalem and then settled it with squatters, not only Israeli but also American.
  712. Palestinian Memory and Hope
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A group of activists are working to create a Nakba Museum of Memory and Hope in Washington, D.C. The project aims to tell the Palestinian refugee story, one that has been silenced or ignored for too long.
  713. Panimara's foot soldiers of freedom - 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rural Indians were both the foot soldiers of freedom and the leaders of some of the greatest anti-colonial uprisings ever seen. Countless thousands of them sacrificed their lives to rid India of British rule. And many who lived through great suffering to see a free India were mostly forgotten soon after. From the 1990s onwards, p. Sainath recorded the lives of several of the last living freedom fighters.
  714. Panimara's foot soldiers of freedom - 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rural Indians were both the foot soldiers of freedom and the leaders of some of the greatest anti-colonial uprisings ever seen. Countless thousands of them sacrificed their lives to rid India of British rule. And many who lived through great suffering to see a free India were mostly forgotten soon after. From the 1990s onwards, p. Sainath recorded the lives of several of the last living freedom fighters.
  715. Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
  716. Paris Climate Agreement Threatened by Trade Deals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. has galvanized discussion about climate change and raised hopes for the upcoming December COP21 Paris climate change talks. Those talks are intended to lead to a multilateral agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with serious pledges from the many participating countries.
  717. Paris Climate Deal: How Could They Do This to Us?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On Sunday morning, 13 December 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) finally wound to close as the last decisions were agreed. At almost 1 a.m. observers representing youth, women, labour unions, research centers, indigenous peoples, and business were asked their opinion. Most media had already left COP21. Cleaners were dismantling the massive structures that had been erected to house thousands of conference participants for two weeks plus two overrun days. The Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change had finished their work, late as usual and with an usual outcome.
  718. Paris terror attacks - who profits?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The attacks in Paris are placed in a geo-political context of France, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Syria.
  719. Paris terrorists operated "in plain sight"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Reports over the past several days have revealed that most of the Islamists who engaged in the suicide attacks in Paris were known to the French and Belgian security services well before November 13. But no intelligence or police agency took action against them to prevent the murderous rampage.
  720. The Passing of Bhaskar Save
    What The 'Green Revolution' Did for India

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bhaskar Save died on 24 October 2015 at age 93. Emphasising self-reliance at the farm/village level, Save was regarded as the 'Gandhi of natural farming'.
  721. The Passing of Ronnie Gilbert
    A Great Woman Has Died

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ronnie Gilbert, an original member of the legendary folk group, the Weavers, has died .
  722. Passphrases That You Can Memorize - But That Even the NSA Can't Guess
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, it's an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about your privacy and improving your computer security habits, one of the first roadblocks you'll run into is having to create a passphrase. You can't secure much without one.
  723. The past belongs to everyone: British Library calls on public to help piece together history
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As the British Library thrusts itself into the digital age, more than a million images from its archives are available online. And it wants the public's help to expand what is known about them.
  724. Patriotic Betrayal
    The Inside Story of the CIA's Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A multilayered, mystifying exposé of how the CIA infiltrated and ultimately directed the U.S. National Student Association in thwarting international communist goals from 1950 to 1967.
  725. Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA'S Secret Campaign to enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The revelations that the National Security Agency secretly gathered information on millions of us at home while the Central Intelligence Agency systematically tortured prisoners overseas have made it tempting to assume that such arrogant excesses are somehow novel. But Karen Paget's Patriotic Betrayal brings to life a similar scandal from half a century ago. It's a scandal that has great relevance today.
  726. Peasant Sovereignty?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Spain-based international agrarian organization, Grain, reported that small farmers not only "feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland," but they are also the most productive farmers on Earth.
  727. Pentagon Hypes 'Surging Sales' for US Missile Makers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The massive US military industrial complex is struggling to keep up, according to officials, with ever-escalating attacks on various targets across the planet, and growing demands from its various customers looking to build up their assorted missile arsenals for assorted wars.
  728. Pentagon rewrites 'Law of War' declaring 'belligerent' journalists as legitimate targets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Pentagon has released a book of instructions on the "law of war," detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy. The manual also states that journalists can be labeled "unprivileged belligerents," an obscure term that replaced "enemy combatant."
  729. People Power
    The Community Organizing Tradition of Saul Alinsky

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Saul Alinsky, according to Time Magazine in 1970, was a "prophet of power to the people," someone who "has possibly antagonized more people . . . than any other living American." People Power introduces the major organizers who adopted and modified Alinsky's vision across the United States.
  730. The Perpetual Punitive Machine Backfires
    Not Very Smart

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Our nation has a penchant for creating unnecessary complexity and obstacles for its people in areas such as the tax, health insurance and student debt miasmas. The prison industry adds to this with what it euphemistically calls "collateral consequences."
  731. Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a professor of medicine at UCLA. Weissman reckons that a fair slice of this explosion in cancer mortality can be laid at the door of petro-chemicals, particularly those used by the food industry.
  732. Pete Seeger, Musical Revolutionary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On Seeger's banjo was printed the motto: "This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It to Surrender." With these words, Seeger plainly stated that he intended to use music as a means to facilitate social change. He believed that music held the potential to help people understand their troubles and to take action to change repressive circumstances.
  733. Petraeus Plea Deal Reveals Two-Tier Justice System for Leaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    David Petraeus, the former Army general and CIA director, admitted today that he gave highly-classified journals to his onetime lover and that he lied to the FBI about it. But he only has to plead guilty to a single misdemeanor that will not involve a jail sentence thanks to a deal with federal prosecutors.
  734. The Petulant Entitlement Syndrome of Journalists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Jonathan Chait’s denunciation of the "PC language police" provoked intense reaction: much criticism from liberals and praise from conservatives.
  735. The phantom election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The author criticises the elections took place on 1 November 2015 in Turkey.The ruling party AKP took away two millon votes from the fascist party MHP, one million from HDP the predominantly Kurdish party. half a million from SP a fundamentalist Islamist party, the predecessor of the AK, another million from new strata that came to vote at a higher rate this time. The author questions and attempts to explain the discrepancy between the opinion polls and the electoral results.
  736. Philadelphia: The PPD's Strategic Response to the Movement Against Police Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A rebellion first began in early August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police murder of black teenager Mike Brown. Militant solidarity protests spread across the country, and have since intensified following the non-indictment of the cops who killed Brown (also, Eric Garner in NYC). This wave of protests against the police represents the largest, most radical movement in this country since the 1960s.
  737. Pig Iron Bob
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    On the 75th anniversary of the Dalfram Dispute in Australia, reenactments capture the waterside dispute where 180 men prevented pig iron being loaded onto ships bound for the Japanese war machine.
  738. Pioneers of Women's Liberation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Hal Draper's book "Women and Class: Toward a Socialist Feminism."
  739. Pipeline Company Paid Pennsylvania Police Department to 'Deter Protests'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Between June and October 2013, Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, paid a local Pennsylvania police department more than $50,000 to patrol a controversial pipeline upgrade. The company requested that the officers, though officially off-duty, be in uniform and marked cars. Kinder Morgan's aim, according to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal, was to use law enforcement to "deter protests" in order to avoid "costly delays."
  740. Planned Parenthood under siege
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Women, especially poor women, have already been severely impacted by an avalanche of laws that effectively strip them of being able to obtain what is a legal medical procedure. The Republican vow to defund Planned Parenthood would mean $500 million cut from two programs aimed at helping poor people: 75% from Medicaid; and the rest from Title X—the federal family planning program that serves poor Americans.
  741. Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power
    FBI Versus FIFA

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The United States claims the right to impose its laws on other countries and on organizations and individuals in those countries. It claims the sole right to decide what is right and wrong, what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. The U.S. mostly ignores the rampant corruption in and around its own government and corporate sector, while going after rivals and enemies in other countries.
  742. Playing Right Into ISIS's Hands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Now that we're all supposedly involved in the world battle against the worst enemy since Hitler - not climate change, of course, but Isis - it's time to understand just how the forces of law, order and security, who are supposed to protect us, can do more to recruit European Muslims to the Islamist cause than all the Isis videos combined.
  743. Plutocracy
    Political Repression In The U.S.A.

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Income inequality has become a key hot button issue in the modern day political spectrum. While these economic and class divides seem more pronounced than ever before, the impressive new documentary Plutocracy: Political Repression in the USA reveals that the core of these struggles pre-date the beginnings of the industrialized labor force. The long and painful journey towards achieving worker rights and fair wages has been marked by violence, discrimination, and inhumane exploitation.
  744. Poisoning the Democratic Well
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Opponents of so-called free trade deals have always struggled with the question of why these international treaties don't generate more alarm and vocal opposition from Canadians. These treaties, after all, trump all other Canadian authority to make laws -- provincial legislatures, Parliament, the courts and even the Constitution.
  745. Poisoning the Well
    Special Report: Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water With PFCS

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lori Cervera had always been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didn’t have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull ache on her right side in May 2014, Cervera took a few Tylenol and did her best to ignore it. But after a few days in which the pain grew sharper and more intense, she went to the hospital, where a CT scan revealed a mass. To her complete surprise, Cervera, a mother of four and grandmother of two who was 46 at the time, was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer. That July she underwent surgery to remove both the tumor and almost half her right kidney.
  746. The Police and the 1918-19 German Revolution
    A Correction to Our Militant Labour Pamphlet

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After the SPD took the helm of the government, Emil Eichhorn, a member of the left wing of the USPD, became the Berlin chief of police, acting on the false view that this arm of the bourgeois state could be transformed into a revolutionary instrument. On 4 January 1919, the Prussian Ministry of the Interior dismissed Eichhorn in a deliberate provocation.
  747. Police and the American Mind
    From "Broken Windows" to the "Thin Blue Line"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Making sense of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, by understanding two concepts. Firstly, the police believing themselves to be the thin blue line between civilization and chaos. Secondly, the "broken windows" theory of policing.
  748. Police Behavior and Neoliberalism
    Explaining Bill de Blasio's Inaction

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    One of the more important questions spinning out of the recent confrontation between NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Force has been why, in the face of public disobedience by the force, has there been no attempt by the mayor's office to prepare ground for significant changes in police policies.
  749. The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Last week Biloxi, Mississippi became the latest city to be sued by the ACLU for running a "modern-day debtors’ prison."
  750. The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infractions that produce fines. When predictably these fines cannot be paid additional fines are piled on top and the person is thrown in prison.
  751. Police Ripped Off More Stuff Than Burglars Did Last Year
    Civil asset forfeiture is big business for cops

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Law enforcement use of asset forfeiture laws to seize property -- often without a criminal conviction or even an arrest -- has gone through the roof in recent years, and now the cops are giving the criminals a run for their money, and winning.
  752. Police Shootings, Helicopter Crashes and Bystanders With Cameras: Weighing the Rights of Accidental Journalists'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Accidental Journalist are everyday people who stumble across something news-worthy. Most commonly, these accidental journalists report on those who abuse their power.
  753. Police Taser and Beat Innocent Disabled Vet, Hold Quadriplegic Wife at Gunpoint, Demand She Stand
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Mr. and Mrs. Hayes filed a lawsuit against the Delaware state police for raiding their home. Officers were looking for their nephews, who faced a charge for possession of the drug paraphernalia.
  754. Police Torture and the Real Militarization of Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What rights can we still say we have, if we find ourselves trapped in a military structure? A person has the right to remain silent if arrested, but one does not have the right to remain silent if approached by the police on the street with the demand that one respond. That would constitute being "uncooperative." Neither does one have the right to protect one's property from the police.
  755. Police Unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic
    Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police violence across America (more than 900 killed by police so far in 2015).
  756. Police Violence Against Native People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In April 1974, three white high school students from Farmington, New Mexico murdered three Navajo men, Benjamin Benally, John Harvey, and David Ignacio. The brutal murders were nothing new in Farmington, where white high school students had been known to sever the fingers of inebriated Navajo men and display them proudly in their lockers at school.
  757. Political Smears in U.S. Never Change: the NYT's 1967 Attack on MLK's Anti-War Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Oliver's Monday night interview of Edward Snowden -- which in 24 hours has been viewed by 3 million people on YouTube alone -- renewed all the standard attacks in Democratic circles accusing Snowden of being a traitor in cahoots with the Kremlin.
  758. The Politics of the California Drought
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As if in compensation for a historic drought, California is being deluged by expressions of grim satisfaction that it is finally getting its comeuppance for environmental sins. Judgement was especially swift after California Gov. Jerry Brown imposed a 25 percent reduction in water usage for urban areas. The media asked if this is "The End of California?", as well as declaring "So Long, California," and "Dust Bowl 2.0."
  759. The Politics of Everybody
    Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Holly explores the concepts of 'man', 'woman', and 'other' in the present political context. The book also attempts to reconcile queer theory and Marxist analysis.
  760. The Politics of Prisons and Prisoners
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    They are getting ready to activate another super-max prison. Like Pelican Bay, Marion, and Florence, this prison will be dedicated to holding people in solitary confinement. They say it is for "the worst of the worst" , but we know it refers to political prisoners.
  761. Poor Housing
    A Silent Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Across Canada, there is a severe shortage of decent quality housing that is affordable to those with low incomes, and much of the housing that is available is inadequate, even appalling. The poor condition of housing for those below the poverty line adds to the weight of the complex poverty they already endure.
  762. Pope Francis' Call to 'Hear Both the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor' Resonates in the Philippines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After Pope Francis' well publicized statement on the ecological crisis, his visit to Hurricane-stricken Philippines was met with applause and amazement. It's not everyday that a Pope breaks conservative conventions so publically.
  763. Popular Protest in Palestine
    The History and Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Popular Protest in Palestine provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement. The main focus is on the contemporary popular resistance movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), but it is prefaced by a historical review of the thread of unarmed civil resistance that has run throughout the history of the Palestinian liberation struggle.
  764. Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  765. The Power of a Dollar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Microcredit is nothing more than a socially validated way for financial elites to exploit the poor.
  766. The Praxis Affair
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A cautionary story of what might happen if we return to the bad old days of the RCMP Security Service, which was caught disrupting and using dirty tricks against a wide range of unsuspecting groups before it was eventually disbanded.
  767. Prelude to Paris: Four Tragic Tactics by President Obama and Four Climate Justice Proposals He Must Support 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In December 2015 the world's governments meet in Paris for a truly historic event -- the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference. (UNFCCC). The objective of the conference is to protect Mother Earth from the assault of its most ungrateful inhabitants. The challenge is whether Homo sapiens, especially those of the ruling classes of the United States and Europe, can be civilized by the rest of the world before it is too late for all of us.
  768. La Prenda
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Documentary. Every day, a child is abducted in Guatemala, a country with a rate of impunity of 98%. Female victims and survivors hope to stem the tide of forced emigration from Guatemala, a country where too many women are still seen as "prendas." Also Known As: The Pawn.
  769. The problem of Greece is not only a tragedy. It is a lie. 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to John Pilger, the leaders of Syriza are revolutionaries of a kind - but their revolution is the perverse, familiar appropriation of social democratic and parliamentary movements by liberals groomed to comply with neo-liberal drivel. Like the Labour Party in Britain and its equivalents among former social democratic parties such as the Labor Party in Australia, still describing themselves as “liberal” or even “left”, Syriza is the product of an affluent, highly privileged, educated middle class, schooled in postmodernism.
  770. Professors for Israel try to Shut Down Lancet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Some 400 medical professors are blackmailing Reed Elsevier, publishers of The Lancet, by threatening to boycott its publications unless the company sacks editor Richard Horton - or as they duplicitously phrase it, "enforce appropriate ethical standards of editorship".
  771. Profiled
    From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users' Online Identities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Amid a renewed push from the U.K. government for more surveillance powers, more than two dozen documents being disclosed by The Intercept reveal for the first time several major strands of GCHQ’s (Government Communications Headquarters) existing electronic eavesdropping capabilities.
  772. Profiting from Gaza Children's Agony
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The shocking decision by the government-owned New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) to NOT divest from Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), manufacturer of white phosphorus, blatantly violates the NZSF Responsibilities and Standards for Human Rights.
  773. "Progressive" Obama: He's Melting, He's Melting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Beneath progressive pretentions, Barack Obama the national political phenomenon has never been anything other than a tool of the US corporate and financial ruling class.
  774. The Prophet Alarmed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Tariq Ali's book "The Extreme Centre: A Warning."
  775. Proposed Torture Ban Includes New Transparency and Oversight Mechanisms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US senate has approved the ban for government torture. Along with this move, they have also implemented transparency and oversight policies into government agencies like the NSA and FBI.
  776. Puerto Rico Is an Artificial Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    CounterSpin interview with Ed Morales on Puerto Rican debt crisis.
  777. Puerto Rico's default is fine, as long as Wall Street is repaid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On August 1, 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on part of its enormous $72 billion debt, paying back only $628,000 on a relatively small $58 million loan that was due at the start of the month. The default, which marks the most serious credit event in US public bond markets since the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, has led many to draw obvious comparisons to Greece – and understandably so.
  778. Putin's Question and the Ambassador's Answer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A fascinating, if brief, verbal exchange recently took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1987 – 1991), Jack Matlock.
  779. Q&A: On the Untouchable 'Lords of Secrecy'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Horton, a lawyer, journalist and human rights advocate, makes the case in his book, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Foreign Policy, that because the public is allowed to know so little, it has effectively been cut out of national security decisionmaking.
  780. Queer Activism in the Labor Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the 1970s, Teresa Rankin kept her sexual orientation private while organizing textile workers at J.P. Stevens in North Carolina. When the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) offered her an organizing position in a small town in Virginia, Rankin, turned down the opportunity fearing isolation due to her sexual orientation.
  781. Racism in Australia: from 1788 to stopping the boats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When the First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson on January 26, 1788, it carried more than the physical paraphernalia for European settlement. Along with tools, agricultural implements, chains, handcuffs, the cat-o'-nine-tails and gunpowder, the colonists brought with them an entrenched world-view.
  782. Racist Terror, Then and Now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    African-Americans have been murdered by white mobs, vigilantes, and "law enforcement" from the time of slavery to, quite possibly, this morning. The fundamental reason for the killing of African-Americans by whites has been fear by many whites of all classes that the existing rules of racial hierarchy, that is, white supremacy, are endangered.
  783. The Racket
    A rogue reporter vs the masters of the universe

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    While working at the Financial Times, investigative journalist Matt Kennard uncovered a scam - a deception and rip-off of immense proportions. The world as we know it is run by a squad of cigar-smoking men with big guns, big cash and a reach much too close to home.
  784. 'Radical Academia: Beyond the Audit Culture Treadmill'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It was not just in economics that the radicals retreated; it happened in all the social sciences and humanities. And not just because of political timidity; they had been outflanked. Knowledge production had changed in ways that disadvantaged radicals.
  785. Radical Islam, Nihilist Rage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Muslims are not the only religious group involved in perpetrating horrors. From Christian militias in the Central African Republic reportedly eating their foes to Buddhist monks organizing anti-Muslim pogroms in Myanmar, there is cruelty aplenty in the world. Nor are religious believers alone in committing grotesque acts. We need to ask why political rage against the West takes such nihilistic forms today. And why has radical Islam become its principal vehicle?
  786. The Radical Life of Rosa Luxemburg 
    A graphic novelization of the revolutionary life and legacy of "Red Rosa"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An excerpt from Red Rosa, a graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg.
  787. Radicalising the rank and file
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A discussion with U.S. labour historian Kim Moody focusing on the labour movement and rebuilding workplace organisation.
  788. The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the response from the U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just a big, terrible mistake, its official statement suggested.
  789. Ranchers, the Real Eco Terrorists?
    Malice Toward Wildlife

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Analysis on acts of "eco-terrorism" on public lands and towards wildlife.
  790. The RCMP versus the 'anti-petroleum movement'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada's political police serve the oil industry, citing lobbyists and rightist demagogues to slander environmental activists as potential terrorists.
  791. Read Capital: The First Sentence, Or, Capital starts with Wealth, not with the Commodity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Holloway claims that Marx, in Capital, does not start with the commodify.
  792. Reading Paine from the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A biography of the revolutionary Thomas Paine.
  793. The Realpolitik of President Jimmy Carter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  794. Rebel Youth
    1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
  795. Reclaim the Power! Climate protestors rout security with UK-wide fossil fuel strikes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The fossil fuel industry and its political backers have been left reeling by an unprecedented series of direct action strikes against targets across the country to protest at continuing investment in and official support for fossil fuels, inaction over fuel poverty and the systematic neglect of renewable energy despite the global climate emergency.
  796. Reconstructing Marx's Critique of Political Economy from His London Notebooks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Book review: Lucia Pradella, Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy: New Insights from Marx’s Writings (London: Routledge, 2015), 218 pages, $160, hardback.
  797. Red Love Across the Pacific
    Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    This book examines the Red Love vogue that swept across the Asia-Pacific in the 1920s and 1930s as part of a worldwide interest in socialism and follows its trails throughout the twentieth century.
  798. Red Rosa 
    A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. Red Rosa gives Luxemburg her due as a radical and human being. In this beautifully drawn work of graphic biography, writer and artist Kate Evans has opened up her subject’s intellectual world to a new audience, grounding Luxemburg’s ideas in the realities of an inspirational and deeply affecting life.
  799. Reflections on a whistleblower: Two years after Snowden
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Two years after Snowden, the international state of surveillance and the ranks of whistleblowers both continue to grow.
  800. Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings 'Terrorism' Again Shows It's a Meaningless Propaganda Term
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In February 2010, a man named Joseph Stack deliberately flew his small airplane into the side of a building that housed a regional IRS office in Austin, Texas, just as 200 agency employees were starting their workday. Along with himself, Stack killed an IRS manager and injured 13 others. The attack had all of the elements of iconic terrorism, but it was explicitly declared inapplicable by media outlets and government officials alike.
  801. Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Trade offices involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have finally released all 30 chapters of the trade deal today, a month after announcing the conclusion of the deal in Atlanta. Some of the more dangerous threats to the public's rights to free expression, access to knowledge, and privacy online are contained in the copyright provisions in the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter. Now that the entire agreement is published, we can see how other chapters of the agreement contain further harmful rules that undermine our rights online and over our digital devices and content.
  802. Remembering Rosalyn Baxandall
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall was a pioneering figure of socialist feminism in the United States.
  803. Remembering the Earth Day Wall Street Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In 1989 the Greens held their national gathering in Eugene, Oregon. That was before they had entered national electoral politics, when they still focused on grassroots organizing, and what we now call 'movement from below.'
  804. Renewable Energy
    Cleaner, Fairer Ways To Power The Planet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Few people doubt the threat of climate change and the urgent need to conquer fossil fuel addiction. But can renewable sources of energy ever be sufficient to provide modern societies with a decent quality of life? This book is clear. They can. And it outlines the strategies to break the barriers to a 100% renewable world.
  805. Renewable Energy isn't a Shortcut to Reversing Global Warming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Denmark has distinguished itself as the country moving the fastest toward the eventual replacement of fossil fuels. Its goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 is laudable, but the assumption that this path will reverse global warming while otherwise continuing business as usual, is unrealistic.
  806. Repair cafés are about fixing things - including communities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Repair cafés are a new global phenomenon that brings the two together, giving satisfaction to both, sharing skills, keeping stuff out of landfill, fighting 'designed obsolescence', and building communities sustained by mutual help.
  807. Report From Chicago
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When the failure to indict Darren Wilson was announced about 200 Chicagoans marched from police headquarters at 35th and Michigan to Lakeshore Drive, and we confounded the cops by moving from southbound lanes to northbound.
  808. Report from the Pvt. Manning Contingent at SF Pride, June 2015
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sunday, June 28th started out cloudy, as one might expect in San Francisco, but the sun eventually came out, making it a good day for the Gay Pride event -- and a good day to honor Whistleblower Chelsea Manning. There was to be a parade, and one of the units would be the Pvt. Manning Contingent.
  809. Report: Hundreds of Civilians Killed by U.S.-Led Bombing of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new report from a group of journalists and researchers says that hundreds of civilians have died during airstrikes by the U.S. and other nations fighting the Islamic State, a marked contrast to the Pentagon’s official admission of just two civilian deaths.
  810. Requiem For The American Dream
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    In his final long-form documentary interview - filmed over four years - Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality. Tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority, Chomsky lays bare the costly debris left in its wake: the evisceration of the American worker, disappearance of the living wage, collapse of the dream of home ownership, skyrocketing higher education costs placing betterment beyond reach or shackling students to suffocating debt, and a loss of solidarity that has left us divided against ourselves.
  811. Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When an oppressive regime blocks Internet access during social unrest, violence usually follows. This is a pattern that has become famous with the Arab Spring but is the violence that follows a response to the repression of free speech? Or is the repression of free speech a means to another end? New research suggests the latter. Using Syria as a case study, it seems that governments blackout the Internet as a means for security forces to gain some tactical advantage when they violently engage protesters.
  812. Researchers Find 'Astonishing' Malware Linked to NSA Spying
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Security researchers have uncovered highly sophisticated malware that is linked to a secret National Security Agency hacking operation.
  813. Respect, not restraints, for workers in Thailand's seafood industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A report on a year-long investigation into forced labour in the global seafood supply chain in Thailand.
  814. Restoring a safe climate: Impossible dream or dangerous distraction?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Green house gases are at a level where drastic and far-reaching measures need
    to be implemented; however authors caution against invoking emergency measures
    that involve geo-engineering.
  815. Restrict antibiotics to medical use, or they will soon become ineffective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives since they came into use in the 1930s, but their power is running dry thanks to their massive use in factory farming, horticulture, aquaculture and industry.
  816. Return: A Palestinian Memoir
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Having grown up in Britain following her family's exile from Palestine, doctor, author and academic Ghada Karmi leaves her adoptive home in a quest to return to her homeland. She starts work with the Palestinian Authority and gets a firsthand understanding of its bizarre bureaucracy under Israel's occupation.
  817. Revealed: How DOJ Gagged Google over Surveillance of WikiLeaks Volunteer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Obama administration fought a legal battle against Google to secretly obtain the email records of a security researcher and journalist associated with WikiLeaks.
  818. Reversing Enbridge & Big Oil's Pipeline Plans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The National Academy of Sciences is skewering the industry's 'oil is oil' talking point -- making it clear that diluted bitumen is a different beast altogether and needs to be treated as such. The agonizingly slow and costly Kalamazoo River spill cleanup in Michigan made many of these points clear. Yet, the tar sands industry has continued to insist that diluted bitumen creates no deeper environmental threat as they push for unsustainable growth. While Keystone XL is off the table, there are numerous other projects being considered that extend the unique pipeline problems of dilbit into communities across North America.
  819. Revolution and counter-revolution in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A large part of the Western left and radical media have written off the struggle against the totalitarian Assad regime in Syria as irretrievably lost. Effectively, for them, the counterrevolution has triumphed. And alongside them, there are also those who never supported the revolutionary uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in the first place.
  820. The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Pilger discusses the challenges that we encounter as Western governments and media actively seek to supress any political consciousness and independent thought.
  821. Revolutionary Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The small town of Distomo is just 150 kilometers from Athens, positioned in the heart of Greece, literally squeezed between two great world heritage sites: Delphi, the cradle of the European democracy, and a stunning Byzantine monastery of Hossios Luckas. But Distomo is much more than some picturesque village surrounded by mountains and history.
  822. Revolutionary roots of women's suffrage: Finland 1906 - an International Women's Day tribute
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Eric Blanc traces the revolutionary roots of the suffrage victory of Finnish women. He focuses on the autonomous activities of the League of Working Women.
  823. The Rise of British Imperialism: Capitalism and Slavery (Part Two)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A presentation on the developments that made Britain the first modern imperialist power.
  824. The Rise of the Illegitimate Authority of Tr