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2016

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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).
  18. Bernie and His Critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Bernie Sanders has provided an opening that we can't squander.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. "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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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).
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. The Case Against Ratifying the TPP
    The Case Against Ratifying the Trans Pacific Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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”.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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."
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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).
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. The Dark Side of Clean Energy: Industrial Wind Plantations in Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  67. 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.
  68. Death In Honduras – The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  69. 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'.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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?
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. Free Speech and Double Standards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
  101. 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.
  102. 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
  103. 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.
  104. 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.
  105. 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.
  106. 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.
  107. 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.
  108. 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.
  109. God's Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For the benefit of those parts of the world where public acceptance of biotechnology is incomplete, a public relations blitz is at full tilt. It concerns an emerging set of methods for altering the DNA of living organisms. "Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up"; "We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes"; and "CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning".
  110. 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.
  111. 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.
  112. 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."
  113. 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.
  114. 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.
  115. 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.
  116. 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.
  117. 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.
  118. 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.
  119. 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."
  120. 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.
  121. 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.
  122. 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.
  123. 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.
  124. 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.
  125. 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.
  126. Humans will be remembered for leaving a 'plastic planet'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  127. 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.
  128. '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.
  129. 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.
  130. 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.
  131. 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.
  132. 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.
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. 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.
  136. 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".
  137. 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.
  138. 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.
  139. 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.
  140. 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.
  141. 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.
  142. 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.
  143. 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.
  144. 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.
  145. 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.
  146. 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.
  147. 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".
  148. 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.
  149. 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.
  150. 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.
  151. 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.
  152. '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.
  153. 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.
  154. 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.
  155. 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.
  156. Journalism, Pro-GMO Triumphalism and Neoliberal Dogma In India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  157. Junk Economics and the Parasites of Global Finance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Justin Ritchie intervieww Michael Hudson about economics and global finance.
  158. 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.
  159. 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.
  160. 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.
  161. 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.
  162. 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.
  163. 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.
  164. '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.
  165. 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.
  166. 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.
  167. 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.
  168. 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.
  169. 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?
  170. 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.
  171. 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.
  172. "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.
  173. 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'.
  174. 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.
  175. 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.
  176. 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.
  177. 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.
  178. 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."
  179. 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.
  180. 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.
  181. 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.
  182. 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.
  183. 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.
  184. 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.
  185. 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.
  186. 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.
  187. 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.
  188. 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.
  189. 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.
  190. 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.
  191. 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.
  192. 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."
  193. 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.
  194. 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.
  195. 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.
  196. 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.
  197. 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.
  198. 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.
  199. The New Global Financial Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Interview with Dr. Michael Hudson, a financial economist and historian.
  200. 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.
  201. 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.
  202. 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.
  203. 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.
  204. 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.
  205. 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.
  206. 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.
  207. 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.
  208. 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.
  209. 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.
  210. 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.
  211. 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.
  212. 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.
  213. 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.
  214. 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.
  215. 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.
  216. 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.
  217. 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.
  218. 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.
  219. 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.
  220. 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.
  221. '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.
  222. 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.
  223. 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.
  224. 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.
  225. 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.
  226. 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.
  227. 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.
  228. 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.
  229. 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.
  230. 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", as Time magazine's Rana Foroohar noted in early April. In fact, the tax rorts are only a small part of the proceeds of a colossal theft from the world’s workers, which is the foundation of the system. This larger theft is often overlooked because capitalism's structure obscures how value is created and distributed through the economy.
  231. 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.
  232. 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.
  233. 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.
  234. 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.
  235. 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.
  236. 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.
  237. 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.
  238. 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.
  239. 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.
  240. 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.
  241. 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.
  242. 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?
  243. 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.
  244. 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.
  245. 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.
  246. 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.
  247. 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.
  248. 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.
  249. Race Without Class: the "Bougie" Sensibility of Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  250. 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.
  251. 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.
  252. 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.
  253. 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.
  254. 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.
  255. 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.
  256. 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.
  257. 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.
  258. 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.
  259. 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.
  260. 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.
  261. 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.
  262. 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.
  263. 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."
  264. 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.
  265. 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.
  266. 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. Dan Kovalik is a Human Rights lawyer and an activist who has been writing extensively about how 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. I talked to Dan Kovalik about the rise and fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America.
  267. Rosa Lives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The revolutionary thought of Rosa Luxemburg continues to inform and inspire anticapitalist movements today.
  268. 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?
  269. 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.
  270. 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.
  271. 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.
  272. 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.
  273. 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.
  274. 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".
  275. 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.
  276. 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.
  277. 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.
  278. 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.
  279. 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.
  280. 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.
  281. 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.
  282. 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.
  283. 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.
  284. 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.
  285. 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.
  286. Tatchell's reply: "A new left-wing McCarthyism"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  287. 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.
  288. 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.
  289. 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.
  290. 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.
  291. 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.
  292. "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.
  293. 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.
  294. 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.
  295. 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.
  296. 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.
  297. 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.
  298. 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.
  299. 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.
  300. 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.
  301. 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.
  302. 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.
  303. 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.
  304. 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.
  305. 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.
  306. 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.
  307. 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.
  308. 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.
  309. 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.
  310. 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?
  311. 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.
  312. 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.
  313. 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.
  314. 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.
  315. 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."
  316. 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.
  317. 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.
  318. 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.
  319. 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.
  320. 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.
  321. 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.
  322. 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.
  323. 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.
  324. 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.
  325. 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.
  326. 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.
  327. 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.
  328. 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."
  329. 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.
  330. 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?
  331. 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.
  332. 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.
  333. 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.
  334. 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.
  335. 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.
  336. 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?
  337. 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.
  338. 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.
  339. 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.
  340. 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.
  341. 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.
  342. 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.
  343. 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.
  344. 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.
  345. 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.
  346. 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.
  347. 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 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. An ageing population isn’t the reason for stunted economic growth - austerity is
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    n 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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."
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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."
  29. 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.
  30. 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?
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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?
  38. 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?
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.)
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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'.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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!"
  78. 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?
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. Brazil: Journalist Evany José Metzker Murdered While Investigating Drugs and Child Exploitation in Minas Gerais
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  100. 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.
  101. 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.
  102. 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.
  103. 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."
  104. 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.
  105. 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.
  106. 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.
  107. 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.
  108. 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.
  109. 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.
  110. 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.
  111. 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.
  112. 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.
  113. 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.
  114. 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.
  115. 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.
  116. 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.
  117. 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.
  118. 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.
  119. 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.
  120. Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    About the effects of "Chemical Valley" in the Aamjiwnaang-Sarnia area.
  121. 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.
  122. 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.
  123. Canadian Lies
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2015
    A parody song aimed at Canada's Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
  124. 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.
  125. 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.
  126. 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.
  127. 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.
  128. 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.
  129. 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.
  130. 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.
  131. 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?
  132. 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.
  133. 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.”
  134. 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.
  135. 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.
  136. 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.
  137. 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.
  138. 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.
  139. 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.
  140. 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."
  141. Choosing Our Future
    Dr. Zofia Pakula Spring 2015 Lecture Series

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  142. 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".
  143. 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.
  144. 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.
  145. 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.
  146. 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.
  147. 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.
  148. 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.
  149. 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.
  150. 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."
  151. 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.
  152. 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.
  153. 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.
  154. 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.
  155. 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.
  156. 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?
  157. 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.
  158. 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.
  159. 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”.
  160. 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.
  161. 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.
  162. 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.
  163. 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.
  164. 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.
  165. 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.
  166. 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.
  167. 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.
  168. 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.
  169. 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.
  170. 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.
  171. 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.
  172. 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.
  173. 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.
  174. 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.
  175. '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.
  176. '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.
  177. 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.
  178. Contest: Guess the date of Harper’s next 'terrorist plot'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  179. 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.
  180. 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.
  181. 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).
  182. 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.
  183. 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.
  184. 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.
  185. 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.
  186. 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.
  187. 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.
  188. 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'.
  189. Crossing Rafah
    Heading to Gaza

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  190. 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.
  191. 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.
  192. 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.
  193. 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.
  194. 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.
  195. 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.
  196. 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.
  197. 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.
  198. Decaying social order shows need for philosophy, revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2015-2016.
  199. 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.
  200. 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.

  201. 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.
  202. 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.
  203. 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.
  204. 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.
  205. 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.
  206. 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.
  207. 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.
  208. 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.
  209. 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.
  210. 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.
  211. 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.
  212. Did the US Accidentally Give the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon to Terrorists?
    Sony Hack: Made in America?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  213. 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.
  214. The Dignity of Chartism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Groundbreaking studies of Britain's first major working-class movement.
  215. 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.
  216. 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.
  217. 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.
  218. 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.
  219. 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.
  220. 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.
  221. 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.
  222. 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.
  223. #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.
  224. 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.
  225. 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).
  226. 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.
  227. 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.
  228. 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.
  229. 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.
  230. 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.
  231. 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.
  232. 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.
  233. 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.
  234. Drug War Winners and Losers
    Young, Kevin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
  235. 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.
  236. 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.
  237. 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.
  238. 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.
  239. Eduardo Galeano, ¡Presente!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    La Botz reflects on Eduardo Galeano's works and ideas.
  240. 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.
  241. 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.
  242. 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.
  243. 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.
  244. 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.
  245. 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.
  246. 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.
  247. 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.
  248. 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.
  249. 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.
  250. Escalation is when Palestinians lose self-restraint
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Who is to blame for the escalation?
  251. 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.
  252. 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.
  253. 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.
  254. 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.
  255. 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.
  256. 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.
  257. 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.
  258. 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?
  259. 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.
  260. 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.
  261. 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.
  262. 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.
  263. 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.
  264. 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."
  265. 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.
  266. 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.
  267. Facebook Shut Me Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Peled describes how Facebook shut him down after he exposed an Israeli plant.
  268. 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.
  269. 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.
  270. 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.
  271. 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.
  272. 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.
  273. 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.
  274. 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.
  275. 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.
  276. 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.
  277. 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.
  278. 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.
  279. 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.
  280. 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.
  281. 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'?
  282. 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.
  283. 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.
  284. 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.
  285. 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.
  286. 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.
  287. Fire as U.S. Policy
    Burning Truth

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  288. 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.
  289. 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.
  290. 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.
  291. 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.
  292. 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.
  293. 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.
  294. 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.
  295. 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.
  296. 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.
  297. 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.
  298. 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.
  299. 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.
  300. 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?
  301. 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.
  302. 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.
  303. 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.
  304. 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.
  305. 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.
  306. 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."
  307. 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.
  308. 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.
  309. 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.
  310. 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.
  311. 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.
  312. 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.
  313. 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.
  314. 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.
  315. 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.
  316. 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.
  317. 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.
  318. 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.
  319. 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.
  320. '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."
  321. 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.
  322. 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.
  323. 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.
  324. 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.
  325. 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.
  326. 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.
  327. 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.
  328. From the right-wing to the revolutionary left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Tom Wetzel answers the question 'How were you radicalized?'.
  329. 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.
  330. 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.
  331. 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.
  332. 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.
  333. 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.
  334. Gideon Levy Interview
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2015
    An interview with Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. 28 minutes.
  335. 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.
  336. 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.”
  337. 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.
  338. 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.
  339. 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.
  340. 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.
  341. 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.
  342. 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.
  343. 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.
  344. 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.
  345. 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
  346. 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.
  347. 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.
  348. Governments Giving Fossil Fuel Companies $10 Million a Minute: IMF
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  349. 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.
  350. 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.
  351. 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.
  352. 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.
  353. 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.
  354. 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."
  355. Greece and Tsipras’ policy: Provoking a split with the working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An interview with Panagiotis Lafazanis.
  356. 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.
  357. 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.
  358. 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.
  359. 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.
  360. 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.
  361. 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!'
  362. 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.
  363. 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.
  364. 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.
  365. 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.
  366. 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.
  367. 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.
  368. 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.
  369. 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.
  370. 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.
  371. 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.
  372. 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.
  373. 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).
  374. 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.
  375. 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.
  376. 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.
  377. 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.
  378. 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.
  379. 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.
  380. 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.
  381. 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.
  382. 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.
  383. 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.
  384. 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.
  385. 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.
  386. 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.
  387. 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.
  388. 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.
  389. 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?
  390. 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.
  391. 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.
  392. 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.
  393. 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.
  394. 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.
  395. 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.
  396. 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.
  397. 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.
  398. 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.
  399. 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.
  400. 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.
  401. How Much Does Climate Change Change?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything.
  402. 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?
  403. How the CIA made Google
    Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet— Part 1

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Hhow 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.'
  404. 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.
  405. 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.
  406. 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.
  407. 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.
  408. 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.
  409. 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?
  410. 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.
  411. 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.
  412. 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."
  413. 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.
  414. 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.
  415. 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.
  416. 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."
  417. 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.
  418. 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."
  419. 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.
  420. 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.
  421. 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.
  422. '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.
  423. 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.'
  424. 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.
  425. 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.
  426. 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.
  427. 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.
  428. 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.
  429. 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.
  430. 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.
  431. 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.
  432. 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.
  433. 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."
  434. 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.
  435. 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.
  436. 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.
  437. 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.
  438. 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.
  439. 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.
  440. 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.
  441. 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.
  442. 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.
  443. 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.
  444. 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.
  445. The Insanity of the COP: We Must Adopt a Different Vision
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  446. 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.
  447. 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.
  448. 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.
  449. 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.
  450. 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.
  451. 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.
  452. 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.
  453. 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.
  454. 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.
  455. Interview with Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Bahraini activist Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.
  456. 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.
  457. 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.
  458. 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.
  459. 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.
  460. 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.
  461. 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.
  462. 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.
  463. 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?
  464. 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.
  465. 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.
  466. 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.
  467. 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.
  468. 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?
  469. 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."
  470. 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.
  471. 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.
  472. 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.
  473. 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.
  474. 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.
  475. 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.
  476. 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.
  477. 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.
  478. 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."
  479. '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.
  480. 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.
  481. 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.
  482. 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.
  483. 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."
  484. 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.
  485. 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.
  486. 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.
  487. 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.
  488. 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.
  489. 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.
  490. 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.
  491. 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.
  492. 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.
  493. 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.
  494. '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.
  495. 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.
  496. 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.
  497. 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!"
  498. 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.
  499. 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.
  500. 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.
  501. 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.
  502. 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.
  503. 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.
  504. 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.
  505. 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.
  506. 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.
  507. 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.
  508. 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.
  509. 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.
  510. 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.
  511. 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.
  512. 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.
  513. 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.
  514. 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.
  515. 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.
  516. 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."
  517. Labor Law Won't Save Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The strike is still labour's strongest weapon.
  518. 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.
  519. 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.
  520. 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.
  521. 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.
  522. 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.
  523. 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.
  524. 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.
  525. 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.
  526. 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.
  527. 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.
  528. 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."
  529. 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.
  530. 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.
  531. 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.
  532. 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.
  533. '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'.
  534. 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.
  535. 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.
  536. 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.
  537. 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.
  538. 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'!
  539. 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."
  540. 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.
  541. 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".
  542. 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.
  543. 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.
  544. "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.
  545. 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.
  546. 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.
  547. 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.
  548. 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.
  549. 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.
  550. 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.
  551. 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).
  552. 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.
  553. 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.
  554. 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.
  555. 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".
  556. 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.
  557. 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.
  558. 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.
  559. 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.
  560. 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.
  561. 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'.
  562. 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.
  563. 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.
  564. 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.
  565. 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.
  566. 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.
  567. 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.
  568. 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.
  569. 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.
  570. 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.
  571. 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.
  572. 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.
  573. 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.
  574. 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.
  575. 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.
  576. 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.
  577. 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.
  578. 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.
  579. 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.
  580. 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.
  581. 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
  582. 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.
  583. 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.
  584. 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.
  585. 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.
  586. 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.
  587. 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.
  588. 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.
  589. 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.
  590. 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.
  591. 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.
  592. 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.
  593. 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.
  594. 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?
  595. 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.
  596. Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
  597. 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.
  598. 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.
  599. 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.
  600. 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.
  601. 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.
  602. 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."
  603. Narrative of the dispossessed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Discussion of conspiracies tends to be polarised: people see them everywhere, or nowhere.
  604. 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?
  605. 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.
  606. 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.
  607. 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.
  608. 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.
  609. 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.

  610. 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.
  611. 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.
  612. 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.
  613. 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.
  614. 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.
  615. 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.
  616. 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.
  617. 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.
  618. 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.
  619. 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.
  620. 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.
  621. 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.
  622. 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.
  623. 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.
  624. 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.
  625. 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.
  626. 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.
  627. 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.
  628. 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.
  629. 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.
  630. 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.
  631. 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.
  632. 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.
  633. 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.
  634. 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.
  635. 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.
  636. 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.
  637. 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.
  638. 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.
  639. 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.
  640. 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.
  641. 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."
  642. 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.
  643. On Israel's colonial narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
  644. 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.
  645. 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.
  646. '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."
  647. 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.
  648. 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.
  649. 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."
  650. '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.
  651. 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.
  652. 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.
  653. 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).
  654. 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.
  655. 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.
  656. 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.
  657. 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.
  658. 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.
  659. 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.
  660. 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.
  661. 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.
  662. 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.
  663. 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.
  664. 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.
  665. 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.
  666. 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.
  667. 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.
  668. 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.
  669. 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.
  670. 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.
  671. 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.
  672. 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.
  673. 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.
  674. 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.
  675. 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.
  676. 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.
  677. 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.
  678. 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.
  679. 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.
  680. 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.
  681. 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.
  682. 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.
  683. 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.
  684. 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.
  685. 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.
  686. 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."
  687. 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.
  688. 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.
  689. 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.
  690. 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.
  691. 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'.
  692. 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 .
  693. 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.
  694. 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.
  695. 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.
  696. 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.
  697. 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.
  698. 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.
  699. 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."
  700. 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.
  701. 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."
  702. 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.
  703. 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.
  704. 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.
  705. 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.
  706. 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.
  707. 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.
  708. 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."
  709. 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."
  710. 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.
  711. 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.
  712. 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.
  713. 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.
  714. 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.
  715. 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.
  716. 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.
  717. 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.
  718. 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.
  719. 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."
  720. 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.
  721. 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.
  722. 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.
  723. 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.
  724. 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.
  725. 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).
  726. 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.
  727. 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.
  728. 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."
  729. 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.
  730. 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.
  731. 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.
  732. 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.
  733. 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.
  734. 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.
  735. 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.
  736. 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.
  737. 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.
  738. 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.
  739. 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".
  740. 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.
  741. 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.
  742. "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.
  743. The Prophet Alarmed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Tariq Ali's book "The Extreme Centre: A Warning."
  744. 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.
  745. Puerto Rico Is an Artificial Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    CounterSpin interview with Ed Morales on Puerto Rican debt crisis.
  746. 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.
  747. 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.
  748. 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.
  749. 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.
  750. 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.
  751. 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.
  752. 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.
  753. '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.
  754. 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?
  755. 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.
  756. 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.
  757. 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.
  758. 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.
  759. 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.
  760. 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.
  761. Reading Paine from the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A biography of the revolutionary Thomas Paine.
  762. The Realpolitik of President Jimmy Carter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  763. Rebel Youth
    1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
  764. 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.
  765. 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.
  766. 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.
  767. 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.
  768. 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.
  769. 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.
  770. Remembering Rosalyn Baxandall
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall was a pioneering figure of socialist feminism in the United States.
  771. 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.'
  772. 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.
  773. 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.
  774. 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.
  775. 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.
  776. 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.
  777. 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.
  778. 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.
  779. 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.
  780. 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.
  781. 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.
  782. 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.
  783. 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.
  784. 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.
  785. 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.
  786. 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.
  787. 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.
  788. 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.
  789. 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.
  790. 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.
  791. 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.
  792. The Rise of the Illegitimate Authority of Transnational Corporations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Transnational corporations are demanding the right to what they call "competitiveness": lower taxes, control over lawmaking, and the right to sue governments for affecting profits. In her new book, Shadow Sovereigns: How Global Corporations are Seizing Power, Susan George shines a light on the secret corporate coalitions that are influencing critical government decisions and posing a direct threat to democracy.
  793. Rising Up Against Police Violence, From the Black Panthers to #BlackLivesMatter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    I turned away more than once while watching Stanley Nelson's documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. I averted my eyes from the screen when FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's nefarious mug first appeared. I turned away once more when the charismatic and admirable Fred Hampton was first shown, knowing that eventually he would be murdered by Chicago police and federal agents.
  794. Romania faces $2.56bn claim for failed gold mine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources is seeking over $2.5 billion damages from Romania after it rejected a vast gold mine at Rosia Montana.
  795. Romania's 'occupy forests' movement demands clampdown on corporate crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A growing protest movement is demanding strong controls on international investors and logging companies buying up Romania's forests. In its sights is Austria-based Schweighofer, which stands accused of criminal malpractice and accepting illegal timber shipments. The popular outrage stirred up by corporate misdeeds is now stimulating a wider democratic revival.
  796. Rosa Luxemburg - From Street Organizer to Street Name
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Overview of the life of Rosa Luxemburg.
  797. Rural India — a living journal, a breathing archive
    The everyday lives of everyday people

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Project on rural India consisting of an archive which depicts its diverse and complex countryside.
  798. Russian aggression and the BBC's drums of nuclear war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The drums of war are beating on the BBC and other mass media, writes Oliver Tickell -- naked propaganda about fictitious 'Russian aggression' intended to soften us up for a war that could wipe out life on Earth. We must refuse to fall for the endlessly repeated lies, and tell our politicians that our highest priority of all is peace.
  799. Russian Oligarch Wanted to Turn My Joke Into Reality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    One of my core political beliefs is that there would still be a Soviet Union if they'd been smart enough to have two communist parties that agreed on everything except abortion.
    Obviously that's a joke about the U.S., where we have two capitalist parties that largely agree on everything.
  800. Russia's Fantasy "Stray Missiles," America's Real Ones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Even to those who do not watch closely it has to be apparent that Washington's vast disinformation machine is finally out of control, seriously awry, or desperate.
  801. Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics
    From DDT to Roundup

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    The mix of power and politics in the proliferation of pesticides from DDT to Roundup.
  802. SA xenophobic attacks: A view from below
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The attacks on African migrants in South Africa are connected to oppression of poor black people in general. To prevent the poor from organizing and standing up to their real enemies, the state is tacitly encouraging violence against foreigners.
  803. Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank's Kangaroo Court
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In anticipation of an imminent ruling from the World Bank's little known investor-state arbitration tribunal that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, a Salvadoran delegation is in Canada to discuss how this arbitration process threatens democratic decision making, public health and the environment here and beyond.
  804. Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on Gaza in the summer of 2014.
  805. Saudi Arabia's Yemen Strategy: Divide and Destroy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    While eleven weeks of airstrikes and a punitive naval blockade have laid waste to much of Yemen, most people remain resolute and what is a distinctly Yemeni sense of humour is intact. This is despite the fact that more than 2000 people have been killed, over half of whom are civilians, and billions of dollars of infrastructure have been destroyed since the Saudi led "Operation Decisive Storm" began on March 25, 2015.
  806. Saudi Royal Family: Protecting VIPs, While Letting Ordinary Pilgrims Die
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the wake of a stampede in Mecca which killed close to 1,000 Haj pilgrims, it is being reported that the columns of pilgrims ran into each other because Saudi police had closed off key roads in the vicinity so as to accommodate VIPs who are whisked through without having to mingle with the masses.
  807. Saving the Whale, Again
    The catastrophic incompetence of Citigroup

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Cockburn discusses the financial recklessness of Citigroup bank and the repercussions.
  808. Scenes From a Wonderful Parade Against the TPP
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A quarter of a million people protested against the "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership", TTIP, and its equally spurned Canadian sister, CETA.
  809. SEC Admits It’s Not Monitoring Stock Buybacks to Prevent Market Manipulation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  810. Secret 'BADASS' Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software from advertising and analytics companies, according to a document obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.The document outlines a secret program run by the intelligence agencies called BADASS.
  811. The Secret Behind Donald Trump's Popularity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What if I told you about a nativist rally in which a charismatic white man drew a massive crowd of avid followers, using hate speech to whip them into a racist frenzy before pledging to cleanse America of a foreign threat -- all while 1,300 local policemen stood guard outside the building?
  812. The Secret History of Jaywalking: The Disturbing Reason It Was Outlawed - And Why We Should Lift the Ban
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Mangla narrates the origins of jaywalking and the reason why it was made illegal.
  813. Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  814. A Secret War in 135 Countries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Turse discusses the U.S. global engagement strategy of covert operations conducted on every continent but Antarctica.
  815. Seed freedom!
    A last chance to thwart the great African seed grab

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Nineteen African nations meet this week (July 2015) in Arusha, Tanzania, to finalise a 'plant protection' protocol that would open up the continent's seeds to corporate interests, taking away farmers' rights to grow, improve, sell and exchange their traditional seeds, while allowing commercial breeders to make free use of the biodiversity in traditional seeds to sell them back to farmers in 'improved' form.
  816. The seed saving rebellion is growing - and banging at the Commission's door
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A year ago today, Europe-wide protests defeated an EU regulation that would have outlawed many seed saving activities. Now growers are taking matters into their own hands, saving and developing open-pollinated seeds - and campaigning for a seed regulation that supports them, not the monopolist seed corporations.
  817. Segregation is here, just look at Israel's legal system
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Although segregated buses provide a clear and obvious picture of discrimination, applying different laws to individuals living side by side may prove to have far greater legal, ethical and strategic consequences for Israel.
  818. Selling Modernity: How Global Greenwashing is Destroying Tribal People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) in Casiguran, the Philippines, is a 12,923 hectare area currently being developed into a self-sufficient commercial hub and special economic zone.If completed, APECO will strip 3,000 small farms and indigenous Agta households of their land.
  819. Selling Sexual Services: A Socialist Feminist Perspective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The current debate about sex work among feminists generates more heat than light. Accusations of bad faith fly back and forth across the two sides, research findings are mobilized to undercut the other side even when the research itself is limited by its methods and scope, different sex worker voices are authorized by each side as either genuine or manipulated, depending on whose position those voices seem to support.
  820. Semantic Warfare: Words as Guided Missiles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over half a century ago, the South Korean government banned the word "labour" from the Korean language. This is the back story.
  821. Seven Points Not on the Arab Media Agenda – What Is There to Celebrate?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As media experts plan to establish an 'Arab Media Day', Baroud criticizes in seven points the censorship and repression of Arab journalism and media.
  822. 70,000 Kalashnikovs: Cameron's "Moderate" Rebels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did last week. Telling the House of Commons about the 70,000 "moderate" fighters deployed in Syria was not just lying in the sense that Tony Blair lied - because Blair persuaded himself to believe in his own dishonesty - but something approaching burlesque. It was whimsy - ridiculous, comic, grotesque, ludicrous. It came close to a unique form of tragic pantomime.
  823. Sex Workers in Nicaragua Break the Silence and Gain Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After living in the shadows, thousands of Nicaraguan sex workers have broken their silence, won support from state institutions and gained new respect for their rights.
  824. Shades of Grey -- A Left Chapter look at strategy, tactics and endorsements in the 2015 election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With just under two weeks to go until election day, anti-capitalist leftists are in something of a quandary.
  825. Shadow of a Giant
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    This documentary focuses on the toxix legacy of arsenic, the final byproduct of the Giant gold mine, which used to feed Yellowknife's economy.
  826. Shadow Sovereigns
    How global corporations are seizing more and more power over our lives

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Global corporations now demand control over decisions affecting labour laws, finance, public health, food and agriculture, safety regulations, taxes and international trade and investment. They even claim the right to private tribunals where they can sue governments for passing laws that could harm their present or future profits.
  827. Shadows of Algeria: the Lost Context of the Paris Attacks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It wasn't just one of the attackers who vanished after the Paris massacre. Three nations whose history, action - and inaction - help to explain the slaughter by Isis have largely escaped attention in the near-hysterical response to the crimes against humanity in Paris: Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
  828. Shaping 20th Century America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stating that "The world must be made safe for democracy,” president Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany on April 2, 1917. The United States formally entered World War I four days later.
  829. Shatila: Remembering the Massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Shatila is probably the most well-known of all the Palestinian refugee camps. In September of 1982, a local Christian militia, known as the Phalange, aided by its Israeli allies, entered Shatila and bordering Sabra, engaging in an orgy of torturing and killing that lasted several days.
  830. Sherpur: big sacrifice, short memory
    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.
  831. Shock, outrage as Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    PEN International, English PEN and PEN American Center strongly condemn the Saudi Arabian authorities' decision to sentence Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy, and call for his immediate release.
  832. Shock, outrage as Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    PEN International, English PEN and PEN American Center strongly condemn the Saudi Arabian authorities' decision to sentence Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy.
  833. Shooting Down Man the Hunter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sooner or later in conversations about who we are, who we have been, and who we can be, someone will tell a story about Man the Hunter. It's a story not just about Man but about Woman and Child too.There are countless variants. In every version, women are baggage that breeds.
  834. 'Shooting to Kill:' Operation Get Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As David Cameron talks tough on shooting terrorists on Britain's streets, bombing Syria, shooting off nuclear weapons at unnamed enemies, over half of the Labour Party's MPs in the House of Commons gaze in admiration, open mouthed, wondering why their leader couldn't be more like that.
  835. A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The U.S. has repeatedly attacked civilian facilities in the past. This is a sampling of such incidents since the 1991 Gulf War.
  836. Shot and gassed: Thousands of protected birds killed annually
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Reveal has obtained never-before-released data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showing more than 300 species of migratory birds -- from red-tailed hawks to American kestrels, turkey vultures to mallard ducks -- have been killed legally across the United States since 2011 to protect a wide range of business activities and public facilities under what’s called the "depredation permit" program.
  837. Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    One of the defining features of the corporate media is that Western crimes are ignored or downplayed. The US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on the night of October 3, 2015, is an archetypal example.
  838. Silence on police carding of White working-class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    a majority of the people who are carded are Whites. The cops in the city of Hamilton and other municipalities have pointed to this fact to make the incorrect claim that carding is not racist. Why haven’t we universally raised class profiling to a similar level as racial profiling?
  839. Single-Payer Health Care and the Case Against Clicktivism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What’s the next step in the campaign for single-payer universal health care in the United States? Single Payer Now's Don Bechler says we have to hit the streets.
  840. Six Banks Pay $5.6 Billion in Fines for Foreign Exchange Manipulation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Six major international banks – Bank of America, Barclays, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Union Bank of Switerland (UBS) – have agreed to pay $5.6 billion in fines for rigging global foreign exchange markets.
  841. Six Facts from Sudden Justice, A New History of the Drone War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars, a new book by London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods, traces the intertwined technological, legal and political history of drones as they evolved on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the covert U.S. targeted killing campaign.
  842. The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On October 2, 2015, President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia's decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted "from the perspective they're all terrorists [is] a recipe for disaster, and it's one that I reject."
  843. Six Questions About Your Class Location that EverydayFeminism.com Isn't Asking You to Think About
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Solidarity doesn’t exist, like a material object, the way tables and chairs do. Solidarity is the confidence we can sometimes have that others, sharing with us a common enemy and a core of overlapping aspirations, will have our back when we find ourselves under attack, or when we need their support to win a crucial struggle. We don't stumble upon solidarity when poring over statistics; we won't find it by comparing our pay stubs with that of the worker down the street. We forge it in common struggle
  844. Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
  845. Slick Water
    Fracking and One Insider's Stand Against the World's Mot Powerful Industry

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A story of abuses by the fossil fuel industry and governments, telling the story of fracking rhough the lens of a legal battle to expose the truth. Nikiforuk raises stark questions about the role of Big Oil in government, society's obsession with mining low-grade oil and gas formations, and the future of democracy.
  846. Snowden and Ellsberg hail leak of drone documents from new whistleblower
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    American whistleblowers hailed the release of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and human rights. The documents anchored a multi-part report by the Intercept on the Defense Department assassination program in Yemen and Somalia.
  847. The "Snowden is Ready to Come Home!" Story: a Case Study in Typical Media Deceit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Most sentient people rationally accept that the U.S. media routinely disseminates misleading stories and outright falsehoods in the most authoritative tones. But it's nonetheless valuable to examine particularly egregious case studies to see how that works.
  848. Snowden's NSA Leaks Catalogued In First Searchable Database Of The Surveillance Documents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canadian journalists and researchers have teamed up to create the world's first fully-searchable index of the classified documents revealing NSA surveillance leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  849. Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lebowitz discusses the construction of Syriza, its Thessaloniki Programme, and the potential for revolutionary democracy in Greece.
  850. Social justice is the only solution to global warming
    The Climate is Ripe for Social Change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    South African activist says only an alliance between unions and social justice movements can stop capital from destroying planetary life.
  851. Socialism ... Seriously
    A Brief Guide to Human Liberation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
  852. Socialist Register 2015
    Volume 51, Transforming Classes

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
  853. The Sociopath as Hero
    Clint Eastwood's War Prayer

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    American movie audiences have long loved violent heroes. Edwards discusses the box office hit of the moment, 'American Sniper', and the implications of the Hollywood War Porn industry.
  854. Solar heat - transforming rural enterprises around the tropics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Solar energy is not just about electricity. It's also about heat - and three innovative projects highlighted by the Ashden Awards are showing how solar heat can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of food processing and farming, while helping agricultural businesses increase profits.
  855. Some Israeli Leaders Do Sometimes Tell The Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Still today, 48 years on, there are relatively few people who know the whole truth about how Israel set the stage for war in June 1967 to grab more Arab land. The single most decisive event that made war inevitable happened on Thursday 1 June, four days before Israel launched its attacks. What was it?
  856. Some popular fallacies about Islamism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Al-Qaeda and its most recent clone, the so-called "Islamic State" group, did not come about as a result of the invasion of Iraq or the civil war in Syria. It was born out of the unholy alliance between America and the Wahhabi zealots of Saudi Arabia to defeat communism and bring down the Soviet Union.
  857. Some Reflections on the Recent New York City Struggles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Moving from specific events toward a larger understanding of the recent national wave of struggles, several questions remain: are the recent mobilizations in NYC part of the movement signified by #blacklivesmatter and its vague tactical imperative (#shutitdown)?
  858. Somebody Needs to Tell The NY Times: Israel Has The Bomb
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The NY Times has talked about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's coming speech at which he will raise the alarm about Iran producing a bomb. Nevertheless, Israel has had the bomb since 1967 and it is counted as the world's 6th nuclear state.
  859. Something to Offer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Eugene V. Debs was one of the country's most prominent socialists when the socialist movement was a major force in American politics. Unlike many in his party, Eugene V. Debs believed the struggle for black equality was critical to realizing the promise of socialism.
  860. Sonakhan: When Veer Narayan died twice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Chhattisgarh, Veer Narayan Singh sought no charity, but gave his life fighting for justice
  861. South Africa's short memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The migrants so recently attacked in South Africa almost all came from neighbouring countries that paid a high price in death and ruin for supporting anti-apartheid struggles.
  862. South Korean Activists' Extraordinary Struggle to Save Jeju Island
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    South Korea's Jeju Island is a popular tourist destination full of spas, resorts, golf courses, sandy beaches, waterfalls and hiking trails. But if you really want to get rejuvenated, skip the tourist hotspots and go directly to the village of Gangjeong to support the extraordinary community that has been opposing the building of a naval base since 2007.
  863. Southern Insurgency
    The Coming of the Global Working Class

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
  864. Southern Insurgency The Coming of the Global Working Class (Book Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Immanuel Ness's book Southern Insurgency The Coming of the Global Working Class.
  865. "Sovereign" Deportations: The Dominican Republic deportations cannot occur without US blessing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    People born to undocumented Haitian parents in the Dominican Republic have left under threat of violence. "Voluntary" deportations have had a strong US influence given the political and economic power that the North American country exerts on the island.
  866. Spanish Peacekeeper Is the Latest Example of Israel Killing United Nations Personnel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On January 28th a barrage of Israeli artillery fire struck near the South Lebanese village of Ghajar, killing United Nations peacekeeper Francisco Javier Soria. Soria, 36, was a Spanish citizen deployed with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a peacekeeping mission tasked with maintaining the ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon in the occupied Golan Heights.
  867. Special Focus: Israeli Occupying Forces Assault Journalists in the OPT
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As Israeli violations escalate against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), journalists and media professionals have also been the subjects of Israeli attacks.
  868. Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    British spies have received government permission to intensively study software programs for ways to infiltrate and take control of computers. The GCHQ spy agency was vulnerable to legal action for the hacking efforts, known as "reverse engineering," since such activity could have violated copyright law. But GCHQ sought and obtained a legally questionable warrant from the Foreign Secretary in an attempt to immunize itself from legal liability.
  869. The Spy Who Fired Me
    The human costs of workplace monitoring

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Kaplan discusses the growing practice of employers monitoring the internet use of their employees.
  870. Stalinists and Artists in the U.S. "Red Decade"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    New York University's recent art show, "The Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade,' 1929-1940," was a bittersweet experience. In the present period, with successful workers struggles few and far between, the pro-working-class images -- photos, movies of mass May Day parades in New York City, pictures of Great Depression misery, protests, strikes, the fight against Jim Crow segregation -- were, of course, moving. But there was something wrong with this picture. It wasn’t the individual artworks themselves, but the sentimental, prettifying view of and narrow focus on the U.S. Communist Party (CP).
  871. State of Emergency in Crimea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Late on November 21, 2015, right-wing extremists in Ukraine severed the four electricity lines which transmit electricity from Ukraine to Crimea. The terrorist attacks, using explosives, cut domestic electricity service to much of Crimea's population of 2.3 million.
  872. Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of corporations and entities control the global supply of food, water and other resources. They operate without any sense of responsibility and the space for people to seek redress is becoming continually more constricted.
  873. Stephen Harper's Covert Evangelicalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How an apocalyptic strain of Christianity guides Stephen Harper's policies and campaigning.
  874. Still Surviving: Reconciliation Through Everyday Rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Residential school survivors rebuild through small acts of hope and resistance.
  875. The Sting: How the FBI Created a Terrorist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Informant-led sting operations are central to the FBI’s counterterrorism program. Of 508 defendants prosecuted in federal terrorism-related cases in the decade after 9/11, 243 were involved with an FBI informant, while 158 were the targets of sting operations.
  876. Stop & search app will 'hold police to account'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Individuals who are stopped and searched by police will now be able to record and report their experience using a new app designed to hold officers to account.
  877. The strange death of the antiwar movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After over 14 years of unending US wars of aggression waged in the name of fighting terrorism, humanitarian intervention and promoting "democracy," the threat posed to mankind by the eruption of American militarism has never been so acute.
  878. Striking Fear in Paris
    Waving in the First Row

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    By committing two attacks, the three Islamic radicals managed to spread panic throughout France.
  879. Strong voter registration campaign could mean the end for Harper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The primary objective of Stephen Harper's absurdly-named Fair Elections Act is to prevent hundreds-of-thousands of Canadians from voting for the NDP, Liberals, Greens, etc. But efforts to help people to register to vote are not as strong as they could be. There needs to be close co-operation among groups to make sure that as many people as possible - particularly people in some 70 ridings where the Conservatives are vulnerable - have the identification they need to vote.
  880. Stronger Locks, Better Security
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What if, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, or cybersecurity attacks on companies and government agencies, the FBI had come to the American people and said: In order to keep you safe, we need you to remove all the locks on your doors and windows and replace them with weaker ones. It's because, if you were a terrorist and we needed to get to your house, your locks might slow us down or block us entirely. So Americans, remove your locks! And American companies: stop making good locks!
  881. The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Pilger discusses the reasons that the United States continues to work continuously to overthrow Venezuela's left-learning government. The U.S. government makes absurd claims that Venezuela poses a grave 'threat' to the United States, but the truth is the opposite: the U.S. government poses a grave threat to Venezuela and its people.
  882. Struggles in Logistics in Italy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A sketch based on conversations in October 2015 with militants in and around the small Italian union SI Cobas (Sindicato Interprofessionale/Comites di Base), which has carried out and won militant strikes over the past few years with mainly immigrant logistics and warehouse workers.
  883. Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby playing a direct role in "legitimating the environmental injustices of war," a harrowing new scholarly report concludes.
  884. Stuxnet-Like Digital Attack on Iran Nuclear Talks May Have Come from Israel, Security Researchers Say
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Moscow-based technical security company Kaspersky Lab last week revealed evidence of a new cyber attack on both its own network and those of several European hotels that hosted nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) last year.
  885. Subsidizing Contractor Misconduct: Alma's Story
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Story of Alma Aranda, employee at the customer call center operated by Verizon Communications, where she works an eight-hour shift fielding questions about billing statements or complaints about Internet service from the company.
  886. Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Traces the growing use of armed drones. Woods examines the multiple legal and ethical issues that surround the drone wars.
  887. The Sunday Times' Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst - and Filled with Falsehoods
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it's hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously voiced claims as Truth. But they've learned no such lesson. That tactic continues to be the staple of how major U.S. and British media outlets "report," especially in the national security area.
  888. Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) offered services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as connected to arms trafficking, blood diamonds and bribery. HSBC served those close to discredited regimes such as that of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, former Tunisian president Ben Ali and current Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad. The bank repeatedly reassured clients that it would not disclose details of accounts to national authorities, even if evidence suggested that the accounts were undeclared to tax authorities in the client’s home country.
  889. SYC Defends Marxism at Finkelstein Talk
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
  890. Syriza and the crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Garganas Panos about the election victory of Syriza (the Coalition of the Radical Left) in Greece.
  891. The Syriza Dilemma
    What would constructive pressure on the Syriza government look like?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The radical Syriza government was elected in January 2015 based on its promise to try to bargain a better deal than the severe neoliberal austerity imposed through the memoranda signed by previous governments. At the same time, it promised to remain in the eurozone monetary system, in which Greece’s financial system is embedded, as well as within the framework of the European Union, into which its economy has been integrated.
  892. Syriza and Sanders: "Just Say 'No'" to Neo-liberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Hopes for Syriza's negotiations with the banking troika in the EU simmered and even boiled over among elements of the left, especially after the vaunted "No" referendum vote suggested that the Greeks would not succumb to another wave of austerity measures but would instead stand firm, even if this meant potentially leaving the EU. We have seen these hopes dashed by the subsequent "negotiations," in which Tsipras seemed to have negotiated backwards, arriving at an agreement that was worse than the one rejected by the Greek voters in the referendum vote.
  893. SYRIZA's 40-point program
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Here is the official program of the Greek coalition of the radical left, SYRIZA, which won the elections of January 2015.
  894. A tale of two farming conferences: the future is 'real' and organic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lord Krebs, self-appointed spokesman for industrial agriculture, used the Oxford Farming Conference to attack organic systems for causing more climate change - a claim as demonstrably false as it is ludicrous, writes Peter Melchett. But across the city, the upstart 'real farming' conference was showing the way to a cleaner, greener and healthier future.
  895. Talks in the city of light generate more heat
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rather than relying on far-off negative-emissions technologies, Paris needed to deliver a low-carbon road map for today.
  896. Tar sands campaigners are Canada's new 'terrorists'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada's Harper government has targeted as a new crime being a member of an 'anti-Canadian petroleum movement', and equating such a stance with terrorism.
  897. Target Africa
    The U.S. military's expanding footprint in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The U.S. military has engaged in a largely covert effort to extend across Africa with a network of low-profile camps. These facilities allow U.S. forces to surveil and operate on large areas of the continent and to strike targets with drones and manned aircraft.
  898. Tea Party Oddsmaker Has Best Campaign Finance Reform Idea Yet (Really)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Liberals always say we need to get money out of politics. But there are three big problems with that: (1) the Supreme Court has made it near-impossible without amending the Constitution; (2) no matter what barriers you erect, money will always find ways to influence politics; and (3) maybe most importantly, politics costs money.
  899. Tea Party's fake protestors for Big Sugar against Florida Everglades
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Tea Party of Miami put up a convincing demo last week to oppose a 'land grab' that would see 46,000 acres of sugar farm land restored for Everglades conservation. Just one problem - the 'protestors' were actors each being paid $75 for the two-hour shift.
  900. Ten demonstrations that changed the world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It's worth remembering that mass marches have been crucial to all the most important struggles.
  901. Ten Reasons to Oppose the Saudi Monarchy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    During the discussion on the Iran nuclear deal, it has been strange to hear US politicians fiercely condemn Iranian human rights abuses while remaining silent about worse abuses by US ally Saudi Arabia. Not only is the Saudi regime repressive at home and abroad, but US weapons and US support for the regime make Americans complicit. So let's look at the regime the US government counts as its close friend.
  902. 10 Ways Monopoly Airlines Use 'Calculated Misery' to Make Flying an Increasingly Overpriced Nightmare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the three months of last quarter, America's commercial airlines collectively made $5.5 billion, up 53 percent over the same period a year before and the highest tally since the pre-Recessionary days of 2007. And yet, customers have never been more unhappy.
    The airline industry profits by having you pay extra to be treated like a human being.
  903. The Terror We Give Is the Terror We Get
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The barbarism we condemn is the barbarism we commit. The line that separates us from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is technological, not moral. We are those we fight.
  904. Terrorist Attacks in Paris: Can Tragedy Bring Change?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Paris has now suffered the sort of attacks that are familiar to Beirut or to Russia. The big question is: what next? Will this fear cause people to wake up to reality and think clearly?
  905. Terrorizing School Children in the American Police State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Americans live in an age, to rephrase, W.E.B. Dubois, in which violence has become the problem of the twenty-first century. As brutalism comes to shape every public encounter, democratic values and the ethical imagination wither under the weight of neoliberal capitalism and post-racial racism.
  906. The Theology of Consensus 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Consensus decision-making has dominated social movements for forty years. Let’s try something different. Outside of small-group settings, consensus process is unwieldy, off-putting, tiresome, and ineffective. Many inclusive, accountable alternative methods are available for making decisions democratically. If we want to change the world, let’s pick ones that work.
  907. There is no Alternative Unless We Build One: Reinventing Socialist Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Social democratic parties surrendered the countervailing power they had acquired during the long post-war boom to the imperatives of international competitiveness. New parties of the left that originally positioned themselves somewhere between social democracy and communism lost their points of reference and have proven, thus far at least, unable to invent a socialism for a world after Soviet communism and social democratic welfare-states.
  908. There is No Such Thing as International Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    To declare war on "international terrorism" is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both.
  909. These Salvadoran Women Went to Prison for Suffering Miscarriages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For many expectant mothers in El Salvador, a largely Catholic Central American country of around 6 million, pregnancy losses -- unexpected, frightening, and tragic -- have been declared intentional and criminal. Some of these mothers are doing hard time.
  910. They Know Everything About You
    How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Government and corporate surveillance; defence of privacy and democracy.
  911. They Sow the Cyclone - We Reap the Blowback
    How Uncle Sam Seeded Global Jihad & Cultivates It to This Day

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It may be surprising to hear, but it is a plain historical fact that modern international jihad originated as an instrument of US foreign policy. The "great menace of our era" was built up by the CIA to wage a proxy war against the Soviets.
  912. They Will Have to Kill Us First
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian music in exile is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.
  913. Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to water resources theoretically allows for equal consumption.
  914. Think the Left Won the Culture War? Think Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With the recent AshleyMadison leak and Gawker.com's notorious naming and shaming of an obscure, married publishing executive, deBoer questions who really won in this culture war.
  915. Thirty Million Gallons Under the Sea
    Following the trail of BP's oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    One morning in March of last year, I set out from Gulfport, Mississippi, on a three-week mission aboard the U.S. Navy research vessel Atlantis.
  916. This Benevolent Experiment
    Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in the United States and Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A multi-layered comparative analysis of indigenous boarding schools in the US and Canada.
  917. This Changes Everything 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Klein suggests that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
  918. This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste - and it's leaking
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cubic yards of debris to spill into the ocean.
  919. This Is What War Does
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Modern war is mass killing of civilians, always and everywhere, a practice which evolved in World War II and has done nothing but progress in that direction since. Even when they aren’t the actual targets, as in America’s nightmarish assassination-by-drone project, large numbers of dead or mangled civilians are the unavoidable consequence.
  920. Thousands Join Legal Fight Against UK Surveillance — And You Can, Too
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Thousands of people are signing up to join an unprecedented legal campaign against the United Kingdom’s leading electronic surveillance agency.
  921. Three U.S. Lies About Israel and Palestine
    The Last Guest at the Table of Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For decades United States' spokespeople, from presidents to members of Congress, have, with a straight face, told the most far-fetched lies about Israel and Palestine. Such things as Israel having a moral army, despite its ongoing genocide of men, women and children, or proclaiming it the only democracy in the Middle East, regardless of the institutional racism so prevalent there, have been staples of U.S. proclamations and news conferences.
  922. Tianjin, China: a village 'land grab' protest spells trouble for the Communist state
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rising anger by China's dispossessed (those displaced from their homes, villages and farms to make way for expanding cities and infrastructure) is posing a threat to the ruling regime. At the root of the problem is the state's inability to tackle endemic official corruption and deliver justice to its citizens.
  923. Time to celebrate real heroes, like the one just lost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world's oldest culture. Theirs is a struggle more selfless, heroic and enduring than any historical adventure non-Indigenous Australians are required incessantly to celebrate.
  924. Time to Jail Auto Executives?
    Still Unsafe at Any Speed

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rather than allowing automobile industry debacles to float by without inspiring systemic change that will save lives, criminal prosecutions should become an integral part of -- even a priority for -- both federal and state governments.
  925. Tobacco Gun for Hire James Enstrom, Willie Soon and the Climate Deniers Attack on Merchants of Doubt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Climate denier Fred Singer, scientist working for tobacco companies, asks whether it would make sense to file a lawsuit to try and stop the release of the new documentary, Merchants of Doubt – a film tracing the tactics used by Big Tobacco to spread misinformation.
  926. Today's Trumbo: Try telling academic critics of Israel McCarthyism is behind us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston as Academy Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, tells the sordid and tragic story of the anti-communist witch hunt commonly referred to as the "Red Scare," which involved the interrogation and prosecution of suspected communists. Its instrument in Congress was the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), created in 1938 and not officially disbanded until 1975, which subpoenaed individuals, put them on the stand, and demanded that they answer one key question, "Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?"
  927. Today’s media language a little too much like 1984’s Newspeak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada is not Orwell's imaginary society where peoples' every thoughts and ideas are controlled by The Party, but our own powerful elite has pushed our media closer to censorship and a propaganda-feeding machine than I ever imagined possible.
  928. Tomorrow's Battlefield
    U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    U.S. military is fighting shadow wars in Africa and claims that Africa is the "battlefield of tomorrow".
  929. Tony Mazzocchi Lives: Blue-Green Organizer Takes Up 'Just Transition' Mantle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Union and environmental activist Alex Lotorto believes environmentalists should be working more closely with organized labour and following the advice of some of labour's more enlightened leaders.
  930. Top 5 Reasons Eaters should be Worried about Obama's New Trade Deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a wide-ranging deal that would expand corporate rights across member states to the detriment of worker rights, the environment, and public health.
  931. Top 1 percent own more than half of world’s wealth 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new report issued by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse finds that global wealth inequality continues to worsen and has reached a new milestone, with the top 1 percent owning more of the world’s assets than the bottom 99 percent combined. Of the estimated $250 trillion in global assets, the top 1 percent owned almost exactly 50 percent, while the bottom 50 percent of humanity owned collectively less than 1 percent. The richest 10 percent owned 87.7 percent of the world’s wealth, leaving 12.3 percent for the bottom 90 percent of the population.
  932. Toronto Star Supports the Perpetrators of War Crimes in Ukraine
    Crazed Warmongers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Toronto Star has distinguished itself for supporting the fundraising projects of Ukraine's extreme-right parties and militias.
  933. Torture If You Must, But Do Not Under Any Circumstances Call the New York Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Monday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges -- for talking to a newspaper reporter -- is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has traveled since his inaugural promises to usher in a "new era of openness."
  934. Towards a two-tiered knowledge society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On the Conservative government's actions to reduce Internet access and library access to a large portion of the population.
  935. TPP a Gift to Plutocrats? Canada's Trade Minister Wrote the Book on Them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada's new trade minister has sitting on her desk the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal some say will accelerate the gap between rich and poor by protecting corporations' interests over those of workers and governments.
  936. TPP: Big Pharma's Big Deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    We still don't know all the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal tentatively agreed to on Oct. 5 by negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries, but already critics are slamming it for many reasons, including its generous concessions to the pharmaceutical industry.
  937. TPP is "Worst Trade Agreement" for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries, said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal.
  938. TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trade pact released this week.
  939. TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens all users' ability to access information and participate in culture and innovation online, but it's especially severe for those with disabilities or who otherwise depend on content in accessible formats. That's because it doubles down on broken policies that were heavily lobbied for by Hollywood and other major publishers that impede the distribution of accessible works.
  940. Tracking Harper's 9-year-long assault on unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister of Canada for almost a decade. In that time, the system of protections that were put in place by decades of advocacy by labour organizations and unions has been partly dismantled. The attacks have been extremely strategic. Ground Zero for these attacks has been the House of Commons, where piece after piece of legislation has taken aim at unions and collective bargaining.
  941. The tragedy of being a girl in India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    India is the "most dangerous country in the world in which to be a girl". This is stated in a controversial United Nations finding based on a range of distressing social statistics rooted in gender and caste prejudice, much of which can be traced back to 18th century colonialism and the destructive 'divide and rule' methodology employed by the British.
  942. The Tragedy of the Commodity
    Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Although humans have long depended on oceans and aquatic ecosystems for sustenance and trade, only recently has human influence on these resources dramatically increased, transforming and undermining oceanic environments throughout the world. Marine ecosystems are in a crisis that is global in scope, rapid in pace, and colossal in scale. Longo, Clausen, and Clark explore the role human influence plays in this crisis, highlighting the social and economic forces that are at the heart of this looming ecological problem.
  943. Trans-Canada sues US for $15 billion over KXL refusal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US government is being sued for $15 billion for its cancellation of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last year in order to combat climate change. The legal challenge under NAFTA sends a warning to all countries contemplating similar 'free trade' agreements.
  944. TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in three other places, leading TransCanada to immediately shut it down.
  945. TransCanada Whistleblower Spurs New Probe of Pipeline Giant's Safety Record
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Based on evidence provided by a whistleblower, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) is investigating pipeline giant TransCanada for safety-code violations.
  946. The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A quiet revolution has been working its way across Africa. Agroecological farming, constantly adapting to local needs, customs, soils and climates, has been improving nutrition, reducing poverty, combatting climate change, and enriching farmland.
  947. Tsleil-Waututh First Nation rejects Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Kinder Morgan's pipeline project proposes almost 1,000 kilometres of new pipeline to carry diluted bitumen from Edmonton to Burnaby. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation announced that the project would not be allowed to proceed on the Nation's territory. It also released a scathing report on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion, outlining the project's risks to health and environment.
  948. TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. "Free trade" is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and minimum wages.
  949. Turkey's Double Game and the US's Double Standards
    What the bombings in Ankara tell us about Turkey's true motives in Syria.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On Saturday morning, in the Turkish capital of Ankara, two suicide bombers targeted a Kurdish-Turkish trade union peace march, killing over a hundred civilians and wounding hundreds more.
  950. Turkey's Tiananmen in Context
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    At 9:30 Saturday morning Turkish citizens opposed to their government’s war policies gathered at the Ankara Train Station for a demonstration organized by a broad alliance of organizations.
  951. Turkish newspaper editor in court for 'espionage' after revealing weapon convoy to Syrian militants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The prosecution has asked to imprison Editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper pending trial for espionage and treason. In May, the outlet published photos of weapons it said were then transferred to Syria by Turkey's intelligence agency. Turkish national intelligence is smuggling weapons into Syria and has been caught in the past.
  952. The Turn-Verizon Zombie Cookie
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Discussion of Verizon's "supercookie," a header that tracks mobile subscribers, even if they have opted out, cleared their cookies, or entered private browsing mode.
  953. Turning an issue into a campaign 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As an organizer, your goal is not just to help members solve their workplace problems but to help them build collective self-confidence and power. A campaign is just a series of steps that help people focus on a common issue, identify a solution, and build pressure on the person with the power to solve the problem.
  954. TV News in the Age of the Super Anchor
    Why Brian Williams is Just the Tip of the Scandal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Super Anchor is often more actor than reporter. His or her role is to give the story a certain imprimatur, which it doesn’t always deserve. Much of the real work, digging, and investigation is done by others.
  955. 21 States Will Take Away Your Driver's License If You Can't Pay Your College Loans, But Activists Are Fighting Back
    A grassroots project in Montana is a blueprint for activism across the country

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Thanks to the work of local organizers pressuring lawmakers, Montana residents will no longer have their drivers licenses suspended if they fall behind on their student loan payments. This April, a Montana law that allowed the state to revoke licenses for that infraction was scrapped. However, in at least 21 states, similar laws remain on the books.
  956. Twenty-First-Century Fascism: Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Globalization of trade and central banking have propelled private corporations to positions of power and control never before seen in human history. Under advanced capitalism, the structural demands for a return on investment require an unending expansion of centralized capital in the hands of fewer and fewer people.
  957. Two faces of reformism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In our last issue we advised the radical left in Britain to be open to the sudden fissures that the crisis of the British state can…unexpectedly open up, perhaps making possible a qualitative advance. And the unexpected came very quickly, and in a particularly surprising form.
  958. Two out of Three Investigative Journalists in US Believe They're Being Spied On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the wake of the NSA mass surveillance scandal, a vast majority of investigative journalists believe that the U.S. government is spying on them, and large numbers say that this belief impacts the way they go about their reporting.
  959. Two years since Rabaa massacre, impunity still reigns in Egypt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On this day two years ago, the Egyptian army and riot police launched a deadly onslaught on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured.
  960. Uber and the Luddites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The fight against the sharing economy, and Uber in particular, can be disorienting. Opposition is often painted as techno-phobia. The good guys in this story are Uber and progress; on the other side are opponents afraid of flexibility and smartphones, kicking and screaming against a future already here. In many ways, this is like the fight of the Luddites (machine smashers) 200 years ago at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. While the Luddites were fighting the way technology was used to further exploit rather than liberate workers, they were and are misrepresented as simply afraid of and opposed to technology.
  961. Uber Plans to Track Users Should Not Be Allowed, Says Privacy Group
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A formal complaint has been filed against Uber, the car ride company, by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-profit advocacy group. The NGO says Uber plans to use their smart phone app to access user's locations at all times, and to send advertisements to user's contact lists.
  962. UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for "Bias": This Time, Airing "Anti-Western Views"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The U.K. Government loves to lecture the world about infringements of liberty generally and press freedom specifically. It does so as it threatens to revoke the broadcasting license of a media outlet for broadcasting "anti-western" views and other perspectives at odds with the U.K. Government, all while shielding (and venerating) the equally virulent biases from pro-state television in the U.K.
  963. Ukraine Is Banning 'Communist Symbols' and the Kremlin Is Peeved
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ukraine is pushing to erase all evidence the Soviet Union and its defeat of Nazi Germany from its history books.
  964. UN Battle to 'Shame' Israel Over Abuse of Children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Palestinian solidarity groups have taken to social media to step up the pressure on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to include Israel for the first time on a "shame list" of serious violators of children's rights.
  965. UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba." Approval was all but unanimous: 191 nations voted in favour and two voted against, the United States and Israel. There were no abstentions for the first time since the voting on the resolution began in 1992.
  966. U.N. Report Asserts Encryption as a Human Right in the Digital Age
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Encryption is not the refuge of scoundrels, as Obama administration law-enforcement officials loudly proclaim – it is an essential tool needed to protect the right of freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age, a new United Nations report concludes.
  967. The unbearable lightness of Greek democracy
    Greeks have abandoned all hope that their political leaders have the skills to rescue the nations economy.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The only certain thing is that a government will be formed by a grand alliance whose only mission will be to implement the most painful, humiliating measures ever attempted by a democratically elected body. This, alas, is the unbearable lightness of Greek democracy.
  968. Under Fire: Documentary details attacks on journalists during Gaza offensive
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    In the summer of 2014, Israel launched a military operation on Gaza dubbed "Operation Protective Edge". By the time Israeli forces withdrew from the strip, 17 journalists were confirmed dead. No one has been held accountable for their deaths so far.
  969. Under the Dome
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    A self-financed Chinese documentary film by Chai Jing, a former China Central Television journalist, concerning air pollution in China. It is narrated by Chai, who presents the results of her year-long research mostly in the form of a lecture.
  970. Under the Radar, Big Media Internet Giants Get Massive Access to Everything About You
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Internet and digital media are becoming a pervasive and manipulative interactive surveillance system. U.S. online companies, while claiming to be supporters of a democratic Internet, are working to have an unlimited and unchecked power to "shadow" us online.
  971. Unions and the Road to Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The familiar model of union struggle has been ineffective in attempts to change capitalism. I will try to explain why unions have not shaken capitalism's foundations. The explanation will point to the failure to challenge inequalities in returns to labour and capital from production.
  972. Unite and Fight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The flim Pride isn’t just excellent labour history. It’s a reminder of what real solidarity looks like.
  973. The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles
    Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explode with a force of up to 100 kilotons of TNT. The Army retired its last Lances in 1992 … and ultimately lost track of 27 of them at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.
  974. U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Major Cities in Soviet Bloc including East Berlin
  975. U.S. Journalists Who Instantly Exonerated Their Government of the Kunduz Hospital Attack, Declaring it an “Accident”
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Shortly after the news broke of the U.S. attack on a Doctors without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, there was abundant evidence suggesting (not proving, but suggesting) that the attack was no accident.
  976. U.S. Mass Surveillance Has No Record of Thwarting Large Terror Attacks, Regardless of Snowden Leaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Despite the intelligence community's attempts to blame NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the tragic attacks in Paris on Friday, the NSA's mass surveillance programs do not have a track record of identifying or thwarting actual large-scale terrorist plots.
  977. University for Counterinsurgency and Imperialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The United States has set aside one day in the year, Memorial Day, to remember those who died in military service. For the University of California-Irvine that is not enough. After reading the Chancellor's message of May 2015, a number of observations and questions came to mind.
  978. Unmasking The GMO Humanitarian Narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Genetically modified (GM) crops are going to feed the world. Not only that, supporters of GM technology say it will produce better yields than non-GM crops, increase farmers' incomes, lead to less chemical inputs, be better suited to climatic changes, is safe for human consumption and will save the lives of millions. Sections of the pro-GMO lobby are modern-day evangelists who denounce, often with a hefty dose of bigoted zeal, anyone who questions their claims and self-proclaimed humanitarian motives.
  979. Up against the clock: Climate, social movements and Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The time frame is incredibly short. The problem is not one for future generations but for our generation, those of us who are alive now. If we continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions at the rate we have been we will have used up the carbon needed to take us to 2°C warming in the next 30 years.
  980. Up Ghost River
    A Chief's Journey Through The Turbulent Waters Of Native History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A powerful, raw and eloquent memoir about the abuse former First Nations chief Edmund Metatawabin endured in residential school in the 1960s, the resulting trauma, and the spirit he rediscovered within himself and his community through traditional spirituality and knowledge.
  981. The Urban Green Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Struggling for working-class control of cities is crucial to bringing down carbon emissions.
  982. The US arming of Ukraine and the danger of World War III
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Obama administration wants to arm the right-wing regime in Ukraine with billions of dollars in advanced weaponry, which may spark a direct conflict between the US and Russia, two nuclear-armed powers, and ignite a Third World War.
  983. US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, 2015, killing at least 22 people including at least 12 members of the volunteer medical staff of Medicine Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the French based international aid organization that operated the hospital.
  984. The US/EU Manufactured Egyptian Nightmare has Arrived
    The Ogre of Egypt Now Wants a Mandate for Wholesale Slaughter

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Article on the internationally-financed regime of Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt.
  985. US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes
    Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The "White Helmets" organization, heavily funded by the US State Department, has claimed that Russia killed 33 civilians in its attacks. The NGO attached a photo to the story which was pointed out to be from an incident five days prior and not related to Russia.
  986. U.S. Government Buys Surveillance Technology To Track Drivers in Real Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Local government officials have the ability to track individual drivers in the U.S. in real time and take pictures of the occupants of their vehicles, with new "truly Orwellian" technology purchased from companies like Vigilant Solutions, according to new documents uncovered by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
  987. US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Here is the US changing its story for the FOURTH time of why it launched an air strike on the Doctors without Borders hospital in the Afghan town of Kunduz at the weekend, massacring at least 22 patients and hospital staff.
  988. U.S. May Be Salvaging Victory For Jihadists In Syria: How & Why
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to Britain's Telegraph, in a recent report, the U.S. Tow antitank missiles that U.S. President Barack Obama sent in October to the Islamic Sunni fighters in Syria to use against the forces of the non-sectarian Shiite ruler there, Bashar al-Assad, have been so effective against Russia's forces that Assad had invited in, that Russia-- defending (upon Syria's legal request) President Assad's forces, and attacking the jihadists imported into Syria by the Saudis and the rest of the West -- is now being forced to send into the battle Russia's costly T-90 tanks, which are less vulnerable to America's missiles.
  989. US pressured Norway to arrest & extradite Snowden, seize all devices - documents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter its territory in the aftermath of his leaks on mass US global surveillance, Norwegian media revealed citing formal requests.
  990. US Still Seeks Jail for 'Fighter' Captured at 15 in Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The good news is that a judge in Canada has had the courage and good sense to uphold the release from jail on bail of Omar Khadr, a native of Canada who was captured as a child soldier at the age of 15 in Afghanistan by US forces back in 2002.The bad news is that Khadr, who spent 13 years in captivity, most of them in America's Guantanamo hellhole, should never have been imprisoned in the first place.
  991. US: The State Murder of an Activist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The murder of Sandra Bland, an activist with the Black Lives Matter movement, exposes the impunity of U.S. police.
  992. The Useful Altruists: How NGOs Serve Capitalism and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    NGOs are far from revolutionary organizations, but many of us would think that their work still seems more helpful than not. Political differences with them aside, it seems dogmatic to denounce free health care and anti-poverty programs. Short of more radical measures, NGOs seem to serve an important interim function. In fact, though, it can be argued that many NGOs are destructive, both in their current work and in their preclusion of an alternative future beyond the capitalist present. They undermine, divert, and replace autonomous organizing and erase working class struggle and organizing.
  993. A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    State Department talking points on Syria for cable news anchors.
  994. Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Thinking people of all stripes are agreed in their opposition to cruel, exploitative animal farming. Cummins suggests moving beyond sterile 'meat-eater versus vegetarian' debates, and unite in their opposition to the daily atrocities of industrial agriculture.
  995. The Veggie Pride Talk I Didn't Give
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For the first time in many years, I've declined an offer to be the lead speaker at the annual Veggie Pride Parade in NYC’s Union Square Park. I learned the hard way that although the cheers have been loud, the local vegan/animal rights scene wasn't actually hearing me. Since I've opted to no longer howl into an echo chamber, I'll share my thoughts here instead.
  996. Venezuela: US, elite launch new attacks on democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Venezuela is facing new attempts to subvert its democracy and roll-back the pro-poor process of social change known as the Bolivarian revolution.
  997. Very Mention of Snowden's Name Makes Prosecutors Tremble
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has become such a powerful symbol of government overreach that federal prosecutors in a terror case in Chicago are asking the judge to forbid defense attorneys from even mentioning his name during trial, for fear that it would lead the jury to disregard their evidence.
  998. Victory in Vietnam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Forty years ago on April 30, 1975, the Vietnamese peopl were finally victorious in the long just struggle for national independence and unification against the United States and its puppet regime in Saigon.
  999. Video of Shooting Caught Police Propaganda Machine in Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A video supplied to The New York Times, showing the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott at the hands of a South Carolina police officer, appears on first viewing to be the latest example of an unarmed black person killed unnecessarily by a white cop.
  1000. Videos Challenge Israeli Police Account of Shootings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It has been called the "smartphone intifada". After a sharp escalation in violence between Palestinians and Israelis in recent weeks, shocking scenes captured on video have spread across social media.
  1001. Vietnam: From National Liberation to Trans-Pacific Vassalage 1975-2015
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In 1975 the people of Vietnam successfully ended one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial wars in world-history – defeating the US, the world's biggest imperial power, after 20 years of struggle.
  1002. A Visual Glossary
    Decoding the language of covert warfare

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Along with illustrations, Begley explains some of the terminology employed in the drone warfare.
  1003. Volkswagen and the Quandary of Hidden Code
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, Blunden states that this company is not the only one engaging in the practice of secretly modifying technology. Rather, systematic hidden codes are embedded in society and promoted by both companies and governments.
  1004. The Volkswagen Scandal Wasn't Exposed by Regulators, but by Two Engineers Working at a Small Non-Profit Lab
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    German automaker Volkswagen was recently exposed for perpetrating a massive deception by installing a small device on as many as 11 million diesel-powered vehicles designed to cheat emissions tests.
  1005. Vulnerable get lost in 'secret' Chicago prisoner warehouse
    Mainly black detainees interrogated without access to attorneys

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    At least 3,500 Americans have been detained inside a Chicago police warehouse described by some of those arrested as a secretive interrogation facility, records reveal.
  1006. The Wages of Whiteness is Early Death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The white working class has never had it easy in American history. It's been viciously exploited, disrespected, deceived, divided, repressed, and otherwise and generally abused from the United States' colonial origins through the present day.
  1007. Wall Street and the Greek Financial Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Michael Hudson and Bill Black zero in on some of the key elements of the crisis. They point out that it is not really 'Greece', let alone the Greek people, who have contracted this debt and who have been bailed out until now.
  1008. Wall Street's Think Tank
    The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics, 1976-2014

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The Council on Foreign Relations is the most influential foreign-policy think tank in the United States, claiming among its members a high percentage of government officials, media figures, and establishment elite. For decades it kept a low profile even while it shaped policy, advised presidents, and helped shore up U.S. hegemony following the Second World War.
  1009. Wangari Maathai was not a good woman. Kenya needs more of them.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    25 September, 2015 marked four years since the passing of Kenyan environmentalist and feminist icon, Wangari Maathai. In Kenya, the celebrations were notably muted as her standing in the country has been ambiguous. Maathai challenged the notion of Kenyan women, who are forced to pretend to be "good" to satisfy societal expectations.
  1010. The War against The Lancet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "An Open letter to the people of Gaza" triggered a furious reaction within Lancet, with complainants suggesting that the publication has sided with the forces of "anti-Jewish bigotry".
  1011. War Against the People
    Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and surveillance arising everywhere. Israel's contribution to this is key: exporting the high-tech weaponry, security systrems and methods of pacification perfected on the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
  1012. War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya's water infrastructure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya. Since then, the country's water infrastructure has only deteriorated further.
  1013. War Is Realizing the Israelizing of the World
    Divide, Conquer, Colonize

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As US-driven wars plummet the Muslim world ever deeper into jihadi-ridden failed state chaos, events seem to be careening toward a tipping point. Eventually, the region will become so profuse a font of terrorists and refugees, that Western popular resistance to "boots on the ground" will be overwhelmed by terror and rage. Then, the US-led empire will finally have the public mandate it needs to thoroughly and permanently colonize the Greater Middle East.
  1014. The War of the World
    Easy Chair

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Solnit reflects on the environmental destruction that the world has been experiencing since the Second World War.
  1015. The "War Scare" in the Kremlin, Revisited: Is History Repeating Itself?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Washington Post on October 25, 2015 published an important story based on a recently-published U.S. intelligence review from 1990 that confirmed Soviet leaders in 1983 believed the Reagan administration was using a mobilization exercise to prepare a nuclear surprise attack.
  1016. The Wars on Vietnam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the past month, the Pentagon, PBS, and the for-profit press took a three pronged approach to the Vietnam Wars: (1) praise the returned troops and promote the notion of a home-country stab in the back; (2) highlight the evacuees and the US heroes of the April ‘75 evacuations; and (3) focus on the post-war babylift and the Vietnamese babies now grown up.
  1017. 'Water man of India' makes rivers flow again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has restored flow to rivers in India's driest state, Rajasthan - thanks to the tireless efforts of Rajendra Singh, recent winner of a Stockholm water prize.
  1018. We Are All – Fill in the Blank
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    We should condemn violence and terror, and defend freedom of the press. We should do so on the basis of consistent principles -- in contrast to the mainstream media and politicians, who condemn acts directed at 'us' but condone or ignore crimes committed by 'our side'.
  1019. We Call Them Intuders: Financing Canadian Mining in Africa
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    If you live and work in Canada, chances are you're connected to Candian mining companies through your savings, taxes, CPP contributions, RRSPs and other investments. We Call Them Intruders travels from Canada to Africa and back again to unearth stories from people negatively impacted by some of Canada's largest international mining projects.
  1020. We must start 'shaming' those who lie to us, destroy our climate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Given how powerless ordinary folk and public interest groups have become, I would like to see people embarrass the hell out of those who take advantage of the public by lying to us, cheating us, or destroying our priceless environment.
  1021. Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Global wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. These wealthy individuals have generated and sustained their vast riches through their interests and activities in a few important economic sectors, including finance and insurance and pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Companies from these sectors spend millions of dollars every year on lobbying to create a policy environment that protects and enhances their interests further.
  1022. Welcome to the Orwellian world of Wildrose, where keeping your promises makes you a liar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Notwithstanding the unexpected election of a New Democratic Party majority government in Alberta last May 5, 2015, it's pretty obvious a lot of Albertans -- especially the business crowd in Calgary -- still don’t really get this democracy thing.
  1023. We're facing a new Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes.
  1024. We're Going to Run This City
    Winnipeg's Political left after the General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Explores the dynamic municipal politics thqt came out of the largest labour protest in Canadian history and the ramifications for Winnipeg throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
  1025. Western hypocrisy over convictions in Russia of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Shapinov advocates against the Western disregard for hundreds of criminal cases against oppositionists in Ukraine.
  1026. What austerity has done to Greek healthcare
    "What I witnessed appalled me - and brought tears to my eyes"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The shocking 'austerity'-imposed destruction of Greece's once proud healthcare system is a key reason Greeks have turned to Syriza, finds London GP Louise Irvine in an eye witness account.
  1027. What Black Lives Matter means for Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An account and analysis of the centrality of the Black freedom struggle to the working class movement as a whole, arguing that the struggle for Black liberation is a precondition for human liberation generallyand recognizing the deep historical thread connecting the centuries-old struggle for Black freedom in the U.S. and the struggle to organize the working class to fight for workers' power.
  1028. What Comes After Capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Naomi Klein's incisive critique of capitalism is blunted by her unwillingness to point to its replacement.
  1029. What Does It Mean to Call Dylann Roof a 'Terrorist'?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It would have been unfathomable a year ago for the phrase "white terrorism" to be used by the mainstream media. This shift in discourse is just one effect of the post-Ferguson moment in which there is a halting national discussion of systemic racism. Terminology matters because changing ideological frames is part and parcel of changing policies, institutions, and structures.
  1030. What Does Science Tell Us About Race?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Six points about the complex relation between scientific research and the reality of human group differences.
  1031. What is Going On in Spain?
    The End of an Era and the Beginning of Podemos

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Something is happening in Spain. A party that did not exist one year ago, Podemos, with a clear left-wing program, would win a sufficient number of votes to gain a majority in Spanish Parliament if an election were held today.
  1032. What is Lost in Poles' Memories
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Trukhachev reflects on Polish attempts to re-write the history of the Second World War.
  1033. What is Nonviolence Anyhow?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What is it, this nonviolence? Who gets to define it? A kindergarten teacher is nonviolent when she puts a vase of fresh flowers on her desk and smiles at her little students, right? A young man who publicly refuses to be drafted during an invasion of another country is nonviolent, certainly. How about an old man who writes a letter to the editor arguing for peace on Earth?
  1034. What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. How can we stop him? Here is a factsheet which can be downloaded, printed, and distributed as a two-sided flyer.
  1035. What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational agreement that, among other things, threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.
  1036. What Justice Breyer’s Dissent on Lethal Injection Showed About the Death Penalty’s Defenders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Just after 2 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 — some seven hours before the U.S. Supreme Court would reject the latest challenge to the death penalty in Glossip v. Gross -- former death row prisoner Glenn Ford died in Louisiana. Ford, 65, left prison with stage four lung cancer in 2014, after spending almost 30 years facing execution for a crime he did not commit.
  1037. What Really Caused the Implosion of the Occupy Movement - An Insider's View
    Taking a hard look at some of the self-sabotaging behaviors of the left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It's a cool night in early October of 2011, the height of Occupy Wall Street. Two months ago I had just moved into my parents' basement, feeling deflated after the end of Bloombergville (a two-week street occupation outside city hall to try to stop the massive budget cuts of that same year), convinced this country wasn't ready for movement. Now I'm in this living room with some of the most impressive people I've ever met, at the shaky helm of a movement that has become part of the mainstream's daily consciousness.
  1038. What Was Missing From Coverage of Netanyahu's Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers – the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today (all 3/3/15) – what was most striking was what was left out of these articles.
  1039. What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us: Ignorance In The Information Age
    Canada Has Changed

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    The war on knowledge is a war on the health of Canadians. We need a government that will embrace the information age and use evidence to improve our lives. We need a government that has the health of Canadians as its greatest priority. Ten years in, it’s clear that that government is not Stephen Harper’s.
  1040. What's really at stake at the Paris climate conference now marches are banned
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The decision to ban demonstrations at the Paris Climate Conference in the wake of the attacks will marginalize those who are most affected by climate change.
  1041. What’s Scarier: Terrorism, or Governments Blocking Websites in its Name?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The French Interior Ministry ordered that five websites be blocked on the grounds that they promote or advocate terrorism.
  1042. When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence - The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from 'mainstream' media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to 'free speech' in 'advanced' Western democracies.
  1043. When History Knocks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Naomi Klein is a longtime movement and media icon, a gifted synthesizer and popularizer who, over the past two decades, has been a leading chronicler of anti-corporate, anti-globalization, and anti-capitalist social movements.
  1044. When 'Salihan' took on the Raj
    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.
  1045. When We Fight, We Fuck Shit Up: Keystone XL and Delegitimizing Fossil Fuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Keystone XL had become a household name when over 1200 people participated in two weeks of sit-ins at the White House demanding that Barack Obama reject the pipeline.
  1046. When will Palestinians learn? Turning to international law isn't the answer - just ask America and Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Throw an old dog a bone and sure enough, he'll go chasing after it. So it is with "Palestine's" request to join the International Criminal Court.
  1047. When Will the Media Really Get Polyamory?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Why do the media so often miss the mark when they write articles or do a feature on polyamory? Why do so many approach the subject with a ready-made idea of what they are looking for?
  1048. When workers' own time begins
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Marx took a long view of realizing freedom in a positive sense. Capitalism, in Marx’s day, used up three generations of workers in a single generation of working days without time limits. The struggle for the eight-hour day spread across the U.S. after the victory over slavery in the Civil War. Marx then traced the generations-long struggle for a normal working day.
  1049. Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?
    War, Sunny Side Up, and the Summer of Slaughter (Vietnam and Today)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I'm not likely to forget even if, with the passage of years, so much around it has grown fuzzy. It involves a broken-down TV, movies from my childhood, and a war that only seemed to come closer as time passed.
  1050. Where Does ISIS Get Those Wonderful Toys?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Indeed where do ISIS and al-Qaeda get those wonderful toys we so often see these days triumphantly bedecked with black flags? The ultimate source of virtually all of the jihadists' gear are the deep pockets of the United States government and its client states. Uncle Sam is the veritable Bruce Wayne of Jihad. This was basically admitted in a recently disclosed Defense Intelligence Agency report. But anyone who bothered looking into it could have known this long ago, even if restricting one's self to mainstream sources.
  1051. Where the conspiracies are real
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    US expansionism in Latin America, sometimes violent, sometimes discreet, played such a large role in shaping the history of the continent that many still see the "black hand" of Washington behind every obstacle faced by progressive governments.
  1052. The Whistleblower's Tale
    How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA-- and Lost Everything

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This is how it ended for Jeffrey Sterling. A former covert officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, Sterling sat down in a federal courtroom with a lawyer on either side, looking up at a judge who would announce in a few moments whether he would go to prison for the next 20 years.
  1053. Who, or What, Is Behind Postmedia's Election Endorsements?
    When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Did thoughtful editors at Postmedia's daily newspapers across Canada consider the needs of their communities and then unanimously decide to endorse the Conservatives in election editorials?
  1054. Whoa Canada
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
  1055. Why a Future Ride in a Self-Driving Car Could Be a Trip to Advertising Hell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There's nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don't get any more captive than when they're sitting in a car. That's a powerful motivation for companies developing automated cars, beyond the technical innovation that has made such a vision possible.
  1056. Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There is no "migrant" crisis in the Mediterranean. There is a very large number of refugees fleeing unimaginable misery and danger and a smaller number of people trying to escape the sort of poverty that drives some to desperation.
  1057. Why are we afraid of naming and confronting capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Many critics of capitalism suggest that capitalism is not the main problem in the world. They do not want to appear, in the eyes of the people and the ruling elite, as too radical or 'ideological'. But the forces for social change must embrace revolutionary engagement with robust ideological clarity: Capitalism is the problem.
  1058. Why big NGOs won't lead the fight on climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The cowardly response of prominent climate organizations like 350.org and Avaaz to the protest ban during COP21 demands accountability.
  1059. Why Bosses Hate Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Unions vastly improve the wages and working conditions of their members. No wonder they're still under attack.
  1060. Why Can't Capitalism Go Green?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It is more than a quarter of a century since the ruling classes of the world began serious discussions on global warming, in preparation for the 1992 UN-sponsored ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio. Yet no meaningful steps have been taken to tackle the problem, even though the majority of the capitalist establishment has come to understand that something needs to be done. The Paris summit looks very unlikely to break from this pattern. So how can the lack of action be explained?
  1061. Why did Syriza fail?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How has Syriza ended up this way? This is a question that is tormenting a big part of the left and that all the forces that situate themselves on the left must answer.
  1062. Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced with such atrocities, we can often do little but reach for adjectives such as 'barbarous', 'depraved', or even 'evil'. But what is it that makes people act in such depraved, evil ways?
  1063. Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Article talks about FBI's terrorism strategies and their manipulation of information.
  1064. Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confirmed fossil fuels' role in global warming decades ago." Yes, decades ago -- during the late 1970s to be precise.
  1065. Why Greece Doesn't Matter
    We have to stop talking about Greece. What must emerge from the calamity of SYRIZA-ANEL is a renewed call for democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Change in Greece will not come from short-term strategies and tactics of seeking power, but from a long process of coordinated and planned immanent critiques. This political organization will not aim to represent itself in the machinery of parliament -- where the watchful eyes of the IMF and ECB will determine policy -- but will emerge from an organized movement comprising the disenfranchised, the working class, and the intellectual vanguard. It will not compromise. It will instead operate under an ideology for an emancipatory alliance of humanity removed from the spreadsheet, removed from the NATO, and removed from free-market directives. It will not seek to claim power in an election, it will be given it by the people themselves when the movement is ripe.
  1066. Why Hillary Won the Debate (Even though She Didn't)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    CNN and Facebook co-sponsored last week’s Democratic presidential frontrunners' "debate." After the event, CNN conducted a poll. "Who won the debate?" it asked. The result: 83% Bernie Sanders; 12% Hillary Clinton.
  1067. Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft
    I'm putting more trust in communities than corporations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Gillmor discusses how we are losing control over the technology tools that once promised equal opportunity in speech and innovation.
  1068. Why Is Benjamin Netanyahu Trying To Whitewash Hitler?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe's Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.
  1069. Why is the Canadian Media Ignoring Evidence of 1948 Massacres?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The better part of a decade ago, I described the Toronto Star's Mitch Potter as "a canary in the mineshaft of liberal Canadian racism." A piece on 1948 Palestine published in a recent edition of the Toronto Star shows the canary very close to asphyxiating.
  1070. Why Is The Daily Beast's Russia Critic Silent About So Many Hideous Abuses?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A comprehensive review by The Intercept of the writings of Sam Charles Hamad - author of this Daily Beast article accusing the "global left" of remaining "silent" on abuses by Russia - reveals that he has been completely silent, shockingly and appallingly so, about the following wide array of severe global injustices, never once writing about, let alone condemning...
  1071. Why Is the U.S. Refusing an Independent Investigation If Its Hospital Airstrike Was an "Accident"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Geneva , Doctors Without Borders (MSF) demanded a formal, independent investigation into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz. The group's international president specified that the inquiry should be convened pursuant to war crime-investigating procedures established by the Geneva Conventions and conducted by The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission.
  1072. Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran
    The distinguished professor lays bare Israel's motives

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For both Prime Minister Netanyahu and the hawks in Congress, the primary goal is to undermine any potential negotiation that might settle whatever issue there is with Iran, says Noam Chomsky.
  1073. Why Logging Forests After Wildfires is Ecologically Destructive
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bond exposes three prevailing falsehoods about logging that the U.S. Forest Service disseminates.
  1074. Why NGOs and Leftish Nonprofits Suck (4 Reasons)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    NGOs have proliferated like mushrooms all over the world. First deployed in social formations dominated by imperialism, they've now taken over the political scene in capital's base countries as well. They've become the hot new form of capital accumulation, with global reach and billions in revenue. So while ostensibly "non-profit," they serve as a pretty sweet income stream for those at the top, while fattening up large layers of the petite bourgeoisie and draping them like a warm wet blanket over the working class, muffling their demands.
  1075. Why Not Have Sex With People Who Aren't Your Partner?
    Infidelity is treated as selfish, while monogamy is celebrated. But what's so great about living in self-denial?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Although open relationships are not as shocking a concept today as they were 50 years ago, they’re still regarded with overwhelming skepticism and even disdain. The usual assumption is that polyamorous people are selfish, immature, incapable of commitment, and their primary relationship is therefore doomed to failure.
  1076. Why Police Kill So Often
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The FBI reports 404 civilians were killed by police in 2011. All were listed as "justifiable homicides." Under more intense questioning, it was then revealed that figures are not actually kept for "unjustified" police murders and, remarkably, their statistics rely exclusively on incidents self-reported by the cops.
  1077. Why States of Emergency and Extreme Security Measures Won't Stop ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There is little sign that the G20 leaders gathered in Turkey have understood the nature of the conflict in which they are engaged. ISIS's military strategy is a unique combination of urban terrorism, guerrilla tactics and conventional warfare. In the past, many states have used terrorism against opponents, but, in the case of ISIS, suicide squads focusing on soft civilian targets at home and abroad are an integral part of its war-making strategy.
  1078. Why the Left Isn't Talking About Rural American Poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Within the popular American conscience there are two favoured focal points for discussing the problem of poverty. The first is within the urban, inner city context and the second is the poverty of the Global South: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the rest of the developing world. What seldom gets talked about -- and when it is, often with irreverent humor and contempt -- is the poverty of rural America, particularly rural white America: Appalachia, the Ozarks, the Mississippi Delta, the Dakotas, the Rio Grande Valley, the Cotton Belt. So why is the poverty of rural America largely unexamined, even avoided?
  1079. Why the Real Target in the Attack on Stop the War is Jeremy Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stop the War, of which I am a founder member, was created to oppose the crude war of revenge against Afghanistan in 2001. I remember arguing at the time that the war would be a disaster for Afghans, it would destabilise neighbouring Pakistan and would end without solving anything.
  1080. Why the Right Loves Privilege Politics 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Right deploys privilege politics to avoid class politics, obscuring where the real power lies in our society.
  1081. Why the rise of fascism is again the issue 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.
  1082. Why the United States Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Scientists are trained to express themselves rationally. They avoid personal attacks when they disagree. But some scientific arguments become so polarized that tempers fray.
  1083. Why the Western Media Pushes for War on Russia
    Operation Get Putin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Author discusses the reasons why the western 'mainstream' media have sharply increased their campaign against Russia and President Putin.
  1084. Why U.S.-Style Health Reform Does Not Work and What to Do about It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ending the corporate domination of healthcare is part of breaking the domination of the corporate class over our government and our lives. The task is to organize a mass movement that refuses to treat healthcare as a commodity.
  1085. Why we should feel positive about Paris
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As the final text of the Paris deal was being wrestled into shape, we were standing near the Arc de Triomphe, underneath a huge red line. This stretch of scarlet fabric was one of many held aloft by chanting and singing members of a 15,000-strong crowd. They - we - were there to demand climate justice; to condemn an international deal that we already knew would cross crucial red lines for the climate. Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.
  1086. The Wikileaks Files 
    The World According to US Empire

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    An introduction by Julian Assange exposes the ongoing debates about freedom of information, international surveillance, and justice. With contributions by Dan Beeton, Phyllis Bennis, Michael Busch, Peter Certo, Conn Hallinan, Sarah Harrison, Richard Heydarian, Dahr Jamail, Jake Johnston, Alexander Main, Robert Naiman, Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Linda Pearson, Gareth Porter, Tim Shorrock, Russ Wellen, and Stephen Zunes
  1087. The Wikileaks Files: The World According to US Empire
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A compilation of contributions from WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, WikiLeaks section editor Sarah Harrison, and a team of journalists, professors, and writers. The book is full of eye-opening scholarly analysis of the diplomatic cables made public by the WikiLeaks group, focusing on the 2010 - 2011 'Cablegate' disclosures. It takes on a huge amount of data and delivers a thorough introduction to the narratives of U.S. policy that the cables reveal.
  1088. Wikileaks releases 'largest trove of docs exposing secret TiSA trade deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    WikiLeaks has published 17 secret documents related to a controversial trade agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the US, EU and over 20 WTO members.
  1089. WikiLeaks Reveals How the US Aggressively Pursued Regime Change in Syria, Igniting a Bloodbath
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In 2010, WikiLeaks became a household name by releasing 251,287 classified State Department cables. The essays that make up The WikiLeaks Files shed critical light on a once secret history.
  1090. Will ANC government ever prosecute South Africans in Israeli Army?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When South African security services prevented a Cape Town girl from boarding a plane allegedly to join ISIS, many South Africans were pleased but at the same time surprised at how swift the reaction of our security services were. How come the same reaction is not applied to South African Zionist Jews serving in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)?
  1091. Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    To judge by many accounts of climate change, the twenty-first century will gradually become a warmer, stormier, and less biodiverse version of the twentieth. There's an unspoken assumption that the Anthropocene will be less pleasant than the Holocene, but not fundamentally different, and that the transition will be smooth.
  1092. Will El Salvador be forced to pay $301 million for valuing clean water over gold?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company's application for a mining license was rejected on the basis of the projected environmental damage it would cause.
  1093. Will the Greek elections strengthen the hands of the Global South?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The endorsement of a leftist party is a vote against global lenders imposing governance prescriptions on countries in crisis. If Greece successfully pushes back against its lenders, it will open the door to countries of the Global South to restructure their relationships with lenders such as the World Bank and IMF.
  1094. Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment
    Donald Trump, Mass Shootings With an Islamic Terrorist Flavor, and the Rise of the "Spectaculection"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sometimes what matters most takes up every inch of space in the room and somehow we still don’t see it. That’s how I feel about our present media moment.
  1095. With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "around 20,000 people in Britain have been investigated in the past three years for comments made online."
  1096. With Virtual Machines, Getting Hacked Doesn't Have To Be That Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lee explains how to install and use a virtual machine, a fake computer running inside the real computer.
  1097. Women up in Arms: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds Embrace a New Gender Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan where the respective Zapatista and Kurdish resistance movements are creating new gender relations as a primary part of their struggle and process for building a better world. In both places, women's participation in the armed forces has been an entry-point for a new social construction of gender relations based on equity.
  1098. Work Overload: Time for a Union Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Talk to workers in any sector, in any workplace and sooner or later they’ll get to their frustrations with their ever-increasing workloads: ‘I’m struggling’, they’ll lament to fellow workers or anyone ready to listen, ‘to just do the job, never mind do it well’. And yet even though few work-related issues seem to generate more passion, the relentless intensification of every-day work life rarely surfaces as a union priority. Why?
  1099. Worker activism is now the new normal as strikes and protests erupt across China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    China Labour Bulletin’s Strike Map logged record numbers of strikes and worker protests in the first quarter of 2015.
  1100. Workers of America, Unite! Racism is a Trade Union Issue
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The American working class is the most powerful in the world, is the most productive in the world and we operate the largest and most profitable economy in the world. American workers are also represented by national unions that have the most resources, the biggest staffs and the largest bank accounts, greater than any other trade unions in the world. Yet, without question, American labour is politically the weakest in the world among the large economies, largely because we remain so violently divided.
  1101. Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity
    Tackling climate change in a neoliberal world

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Paul Hampton, a Marxist trade union researcher in Britain, addresses the role of workers in the climate justice movement, as well as the tasks of revolutionaries.
  1102. Working Hard in America's Twilight Economy
    The Gleaners

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over in the west side of town, gleaners hustle toward the recycling center on Peralta which will pay them cash for their collected goods. They push and pull their rusty supermarket carts filled with bottles, cans and odd goods toward the building before the steel rollup door rumbles down and ends that day's possibility of cash transactions.
  1103. Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution
    Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Richard Müller, a leading figure of the German Revolution in 1918, is completely unknown today. As the operator and unionist who represented Berlin's metalworkers, he was main organiser of the 'Revolutionary Stewards,' a clandestine network that organised a series of mass strikes between 1916 and 1918. With strong support in the factories, the Revolutionary Stewards were the driving force of the Revolution. By telling Müller's story, this study gives a very different account of the revolutionary birth of the Weimar Republic. Using new archival sources and abandoning the traditional focus on the history of political parties, Ralf Hoffrogge zooms in on working class politics on the shop floor and its contribution to social change.
  1104. Workshop Talks: Reclaim our labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lin discusses the precarious conditions under which healthcare labourers work.
  1105. The World Bank Group's Uncounted
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The World Bank has regularly failed to live up to its own policies for protecting people harmed by projects it finances. Over the last decade, projects funded by the World Bank have physically or economically displaced an estimated 3.4 million people, forcing them from their homes, taking their land or damaging their livelihoods.
  1106. World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In developing countries around the globe, forest dwellers, poor villagers and other vulnerable populations claim the World Bank -- the planet's oldest and most powerful development lender -- has left a trail of misery.
  1107. World Charter of Free Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A charter for the democratization of communication.
  1108. The world is my country
    A Visual Celebration of the People and Movements that Opposed the First World War

    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2015
    The First World War centenary (2014-2018) is being accompanied by a tidal wave of events, exhibitions, TV series, books and commemorations. However, one key aspect of the War’s history is receiving little or no attention: the history and stories of the people and organisations that opposed the conflict, and took action to stop it.
  1109. 'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On issues ranging from climate change to food safety, from open Internet to access to medicines, the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster.
  1110. The worst thing for a journalist is being cut off from his audience
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Slovenian investigative journalist, writes about his experiences of working under pressure while he was investigating irregularities in the organs of repression.
  1111. Wretched US Journalism on Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The most dangerous violation of journalistic principles has occurred in the Ukraine crisis, which has the potential of a nuclear war.
  1112. WTO is back. And this time, no more Mr Nice Guy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Overtaken by massive regional trade agreements like TPP, TTIP, CETA and TINA, the World Trade Organisation has slipped into the background. But this week it's back with a vengeance, with its first big meeting in two years. The US's plan is to globalise the investment protection regime set out in the TTP, and open a new era of corporate rule and the eradication of democracy.
  1113. WTO Ruling on Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Illustrates Supremacy of Trade Agreements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    International trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) need to be carefully examined piece by piece because they can take precedence over a country's own laws.
  1114. XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World’s Private Communications
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The NSA's XKEYSCORE program, first revealed by The Guardian, sweeps up countless people's Internet searches, emails, documents, usernames and passwords, and other private communications. XKEYSCORE is fed a constant flow of Internet traffic from fiber optic cables that make up the backbone of the world’s communication network, among other sources, for processing.
  1115. Ya'alon Bans "Breaking the Silence"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said, on Tuesday, that he had banned Israeli veteran group Breaking the Silence from participating in any official activities with Israeli forces, Israeli media reported.
  1116. Yemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What is at stake in Yemen that far more systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions than in any of the recent wars which Western powers have supported in the Arab world (Iraq, Syria, Libya and Gaza) are met with resounding silence? For six months there has been a blockade of food and fuel, and management of aid (even that through the UN) as part of war strategy, bombing of civilian, historical, educational, religious and medical targets, destruction of infrastructure from roads to electricity and water, and use of prohibited weapons.
  1117. 'Yes, I Lied': Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch.
  1118. Yes, There is an Imperialist Ruling Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Contemporary history is neither a series of random occurrences nor the predetermined plaything of a small cabal of super-empowered conspirators. The truth is somewhere in-between.
  1119. "Yes, We're Corrupt": A List of Politicians Admitting That Money Controls Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Schwarz gives a list of examples where politicians acknowledge that money has an impact on what they do.
  1120. Zapatista Communities: "Resistance and Rebellion Are Our Weapons"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    From May 2nd to May 9th the Zapatistas hosted a tribute to fallen comrades, a celebration of resistance, and a seminar to "provoke thought, reflection, critique." This article presents some of the words of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés in the event.
  1121. A Zapatista 'Seminar' in Chiapas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On the outskirts of San Cristobal de las Casas, famed colonial center of the southern state of Chiapas, over a thousand people from all over Mexico and beyond are attending a weeklong seminar "Critical Thinking Confronting the Capitalist Hydra." It was conceived and organized by the Zapatistas, the Chiapas-based armed insurgency.
  1122. Zapatista women explain things
    A review of Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories by Hilary Klein (Seven Stories, 2015)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  1123. Zionist Power: Swindlers and Impunity, Traitors and Pardons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over two decades ago, Harvard political science professor, Samuel Huntington, argued that global politics would be defined by a 'clash of civilizations'. His theories have found some of the most aggressive advocates among militant Zionists, inside Israel and abroad.
  1124. Zionist Theatre
    From Zundel to Topham

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The trials of Arthur Topham, Canadian journalist and publisher of Radical Press, for "hate crime" (2007) and "hate propaganda" (2012) under new Criminal Code "Hate Propaganda" legislation, have resulted in exactly the opposite of what the prosecution and B'Nai Brith, wanted. Instead of quietly muzzling the gadfly critic, the result has been the highlighting of past Jewish hate crimes, and the increasing control by Zionist groups of Canadian politics to promote Israel and censor anti-Zionist criticism.
  1125. Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. The information retrieved contains customers' habits on their smartphones and tablets.
  1126. Zombie neoliberalism threatens Ecuador's 'citizen's revolution'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and social movements behind Ecuador's "Citizens' Revolution" are engaged in yet another battle against the South American country's elites.

2014

  1. Academic Fraud and the Ponzi Scheme of 'Higher Learning'
    Higher Education in Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It’s sad to say, but U.S. higher education increasingly resembles a pyramid scheme. The schools at the top continue to compete for elite students, by appealing to prospective applicants via the creation of a slew of amenities (the "climbing wall" phenomenon) and offering a unique college "experience." Non-elite colleges and universities are the losers in this process, fighting with each other for a dwindling number of state tax dollars amidst huge increases in tuition costs.
  2. Activist Endurance
    A Look Back at the 2004 RNC

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Even in the face of urgent, ecocidal issues, dissent is a marathon, not a sprint. With authentic solidarity, a daily ego check, and an enduring willingness to evolve, we can each find our pace and help make a difference.
  3. African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    To Anderson Abbott, the American Civil War was "a war for humanity," a battle "between civilization and barbarism." It was also a struggle that the first Canadian-born black doctor in present-day Ontario felt compelled to join as a surgeon in the Union army.
  4. Africa's Farm Revolution - Who will Benefit?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A farming revolution is under way in Africa, pushed by giant corporations and the UK's aid budget. It will surely be good for the global economy, but will Africa's small farmers see the benefit?
  5. The Aftermath of Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On August 26, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed upon, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2,150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire.
  6. Against Our Better Judgement
    How the U.S. was used to create Israel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    An account of how U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel, and of how U.S. politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.
  7. The Agrarian Question in the Russian Revolution
    From Material Community to Productivism, and Back

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This article was conceived as Part One of a three-part series which would be: 1) the revolutionary epoch 1917–1923, and the ultimately disastrous international influence of the Russian Revolution, illustrated in the cases of the very early French, German, Italian and US Communist Parties; 2) the failed return of the “vanguard party” (Trotskyism, Maoism) in the period from 1968 to 1977 and 3) the ongoing recomposition of the world working class, and forms of worker organization and self-organization, today and tomorrow.
  8. Agri-Terrorists Accuse Seed Bank of Agri-Terrorism
    The Terror of GMOs

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since their beginnings, the USDA and state departments of agriculture have heavily subsidized, and acted as the enforcement arm of, the corporate agribusiness crime syndicate, terrorizing people who presume to feed themselves without paying tribute to their corporate crime lords.
  9. Agriculture: Steps to sustainable livestock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    With improved breeding and cultivation, ruminant animals can yield food that is better for people and the planet.
  10. Alberta - tar sands emissions linked to health damage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A report by Alberta's energy regulator links emissions from tar sands oil production with serious health impacts that have forced families to flee their homes in the Peace River region.
  11. An alternative media list
    Getting the news - and getting behind the news

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014   Published: 2016
    A selective list of English-language alternative media.
  12. An Alternative to 'Safe Spaces'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Mike Macnair argues that 'safe spaces' aren't liberating -- and proposes an alternative.
  13. The American Deep State
    Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Scott makes a compelling case for a hidden "deep state," a second order of government behind the public or constitutional state, that influences and often opposes official U.S. policies.
  14. American Revolutionary 
    The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    A documentary about the ideas and activism of 98-year-old Grace Lee Boggs, covering her lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labour to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond. Boggs’s constantly evolving strategy -- her willingness to re-evaluate and change tactics in relation to the world shifting around her -- drives the story forward.
  15. America's corporate revolt against clean energy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The US's fossil fuel industry is scared at the growth of solar power, and its ever-declining market cost. So it's fighting back, doing its best to quash solar growth by imposing new costs and restrictions.
  16. Americas Radical, Underground Climate Change Countermovement
    Smoking Out the Kochs

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The year is 2050; rising seas have inundated Miami, America’s most recent ghost city since Detroit. A deadly heat wave scorches Chicago, killing thousands of elderly, and a mega-drought has farmers in the Southwest on their knees, praying for relief, as a dreadful dustbowl blankets the fields. America goes hungry.
  17. America’s Repugnant Republicans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There is a qualitative difference between today’s Democrats and Republicans. That difference does not lie in the potential to pursue policies that negatively impact the world. The difference is in their attitude toward policy and action as such. While both parties are often dangerously wrong, the Republicans are wrong in a demented ideological fashion. As such, they really are more repugnant than the Democrats.
  18. America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam
    The Evil That Was Phoenix

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There’s a reason the CIA wanted to prevent the publication of Douglas Valentine’s 1990 book, The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. This masterwork is more than an exposé of the US pacification program in Vietnam the book is titled after. It is an indictment of a cynical and bloody plan to kill Vietnamese.
  19. America’s Recruitment of Nazis–Then and Now
    Any bastard, so long as he’s anti-communist

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The most prominent feature of the Nazi political philosophy was extreme anticommunism and particularly fanatic hatred of the USSR. That hatred set the world ablaze, and, yet, after the war, the Nazi administrators, chief intelligence officers, generals, police chiefs, and intellectuals of that regime of hatred and war were recruited to continue their work in the bosom of our secret National Security State, advising, influencing, and promoting our foreign policy in the Cold War. Did that policy change with the fall of the Berlin Wall? No, it intensified—still absolutist, still aggressive, still dedicated to political warfare. Russia is still in our crosshairs.
  20. An Analysis of 12F
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A discussion of the events, factors, and actors involved in the protests, deaths, injuries, and arrests in Caracas on Venezuela's annual 'Youth Day'.
  21. Anarchism in the Rear-view Mirror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This is not an attack on the militancy of our libertarian comrades. This text is an attempt to clarify our practices to avoid repeating the historical mistakes of the labor movement, addresses the comrades who are beginning to make a synthesis between Marxism and anarchism.
  22. And More Fraud Is in the Works
    Virtual Economy's Phantom Job Gains are Based on Statistical Fraud

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Washington can't stop lying. Don't be convinced by a recent job report that it is your fault if you don't have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more fiction than reality.
  23. And The May Uprising Continues
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Remembrance of the brave women and men of Gwangju, responsible for sowing the seeds of democracy in the Republic of Korea while opposing the infamous martial law and dictatorship. Ten days, starting from May 18, 1980, they made the streets theirs, challenging the might of the State. As the historic May Democratic Uprising is witnessing its 34 th anniversary, Gwangju is celebrating and reminding herself to keep the memory of resistance alive, resistance against oppression and injustice that their heroes had upheld.
  24. Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Dixon examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. He presents the histories and principles that shape many contemporary struggles.
  25. Another Successful American Propaganda Effort
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    American political figures like to talk about "American Democracy". The truth is, there is no "American Democracy", it is something that our rulers like to foist upon the World stage much like parents like to tell their children about Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. It's fiction made in order to keep their "children" in line.
  26. Antarctica’s Accelerating Ice Collapse
    Massive Sea Level Rise in Decades

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Imagine Antarctica. Imagine an island, with mountains, peaks, ridges, and valleys. Imagine further that a thick layer of ice covers, not only the surface of the island that lies above the sea but also an extensive portion of the perimeter that is beneath the sea. The peaks are higher above sea level than on any continent. In winter, the sea freezes because temperatures drop to less than -80 degrees Celsius (-112 degrees Farenheight), and the island’s area grows to about 10 million square miles. In summer when some of the ice melts, the ice cover remains on average more than a mile thick, although the overall surface area of the island shrinks to about five million square miles. Even in summer, however, the island is still larger than Europe or Australia. It is Antarctica, and it is impossible to imagine.
  27. The Anti-Empire Report #124
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of historical and current American imperialist activities.
  28. The Anti-Empire Report #126
    Ukraine

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When it gets complicated and confusing, when you’re overwhelmed with too much information, changing daily; too many explanations, some contradictory … try putting it into some kind of context by stepping back and looking at the larger, long-term picture.
  29. The Anti-Empire Report #127
    Indoctrinating a new generation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Is there anyone out there who still believes that Barack Obama, when he’s speaking about American foreign policy, is capable of being anything like an honest man?
  30. The Anti-Empire Report #132
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Each of you I’m sure has met many people who support American foreign policy, with whom you’ve argued and argued. You point out one horror after another, from Vietnam to Iraq. From god-awful bombings and invasions to violations of international law and torture. And nothing helps. Nothing moves this person. Now why is that? Are these people just stupid? I think a better answer is that they have certain preconceptions. Consciously or unconsciously, they have certain basic beliefs about the United States and its foreign policy, and if you don’t deal with these basic beliefs you may as well be talking to a stone wall. The most basic of these basic beliefs, I think, is a deeply-held conviction that no matter what the United States does abroad, no matter how bad it may look, no matter what horror may result, the government of the United States means well.
  31. The Anti-Semitic and Pro-Terror Myths
    The Politics of Distraction

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Past victimization does not excuse current victimizing. Because Jews in Europe had to carry identification cards, use separate streets, live in segregated neighborhoods, etc., does not justify Israel in forcing Palestinians to suffer these same indignities.
  32. The Anxious Worker
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The author looks at the contemporary conditions of work and examines how these give rise to anxiety and depression.
  33. AP Blasts “Russian Propaganda War” Over Ukraine
    Herding the Media Sheep

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Peter Leonard’s March 15 Associated Press report is entitled: “Russian propaganda war in full swing over Ukraine.” “This is Ukraine today,” he begins, “at least as seen by most Russian news media: the government is run by anti-Semitic fascists, people killed by opposition snipers and the west is behind it all.”
  34. Appalachia Rising
    Which Side Are You On?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On January 9, 2014, a dangerous toxin, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, leaked from a busted tank and into the Elk River in West Virginia. It is believed that nearly 7,500 gallons of the toxin made its way from the 40,000-gallon tank into the river. This is a story too often told in Appalachia.
  35. Arab Media on the Brink
    The Age of TV Jokers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In the last year or so in Egypt, much of what has been achieved in terms of carving space for alternative voices in the Egyptian media was quickly and decisively reversed.
  36. Are We Being Driven Like Cattle?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As we stand in line for security checks at airports, we may have the distinct feeling that we are being herded like cattle. The purpose of the charade is not so much to prevent airliners from being sabotaged as it is to keep the idea of terrorism fresh in our minds.
  37. Armed robbery in Gaza - Israel, US, UK carve up the spoils of Palestine's stolen gas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel desperately covets Gaza's gas as a 'cheap stop-gap' yielding revenues of $6-7 billion a year, writes Nafeez Ahmed. But first Hamas must be 'uprooted' from Gaza, and Fatah bullied into cutting off its talks with Russia's Gazprom.
  38. Army Detonates Two Homes In Hebron, Seals One With Concrete Blocs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israeli soldiers wired and detonated two Palestinian homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and sealed the home of a third Palestinian with concrete. A Palestinian home was also demolished in occupied East Jerusalem.
  39. The Arrest and Detention of Amer Jubran
    This is Not News

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Amer Jubran might sit indefinitely in detention without charges. Or he may be brought up at any time and charged with “terrorism” before the State Security Court, a rubber stamp court. If so, his lawyer might be told the charges a day or two before the sham trial, which then leads to inevitable conviction–a mere formality. Only a concerted political campaign that gets widespread international attention can make any difference. It’s up to us to create enough visibility to make that possible.
  40. Arsenic-Laced Coffee is Good for You
    Would You Like Sugar With That?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Environmental Protection Agency, in 2013, identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the earth.
  41. The Astounding Violence Of Israeli Colonialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Recently the world watched the horrific violence perpetrated inside Gaza, as 2,159 Palestinians - including 577 children, 263 women and 102 elderly - were killed during Israel's Operation Protective Edge over the course of 50 days. Zionist supporters, as usual, managed to rationalize the killing by blaming the victims, best exemplified by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's nauseating claim that Hamas "want(s) to pile up as many civilian dead as they can because ... they use telegenically-dead Palestinians for their cause."
  42. The Atrocity
    Where's the Outrage Over a Boy Burnt to Death?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Bombs are raining on Gaza and rockets on Southern Israel, people are dying and homes are being destroyed...Again without any purpose. Again with the certainty that after it’s all over, everything will essentially be the same as it was before.
  43. The Attack on the People of Gaza
    Go ahead and stop us...

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    According to the conventional wisdom, the purpose of Israel’s assault on Gaza is self-defense, i.e., to stop rocket fire and to destroy “terror tunnels”. However, the facts include repeated attacks on hospitals, an open air market, UN schools designated as safe refuges, playgrounds, zoos, Gaza’s only power plant, etc.) by means of high-tech “smart weapons”, and these attacks are inconsistent with the notion of self-defense. These are calculated, deliberate attacks on civilians and the numbers speak for themselves: about 80% of Israel’s victims are non-combatants, including at least (for now) 318 kids.
  44. Austerity Against Democracy
    An Authoritarian Phase of Neoliberalism?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  45. Austerity U
    Preparing Students for Precarious Lives

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Policy-makers are introducing big changes to university systems under the banner of an austerity agenda. Globally common themes in this agenda include rapid increases in tuition fees, new models of university governance, new ways of teaching, a significant shift in subject matter, an attempt to depoliticize campuses, and major alterations in employment relations.
  46. Australia: Socialist Alliance's 'International Political Perspectives' Resolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Resolutions adopted by the 10th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance, June 7-9, 2014.
  47. Australia's Asylum Policy
    Teenage Detainees' Plight Shines Light on Regime

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Human rights groups say Coalition's hardline approach to immigration flies in the face of international law.
  48. Author Donald Gutstein reveals extent of Stephen Harper revolution in new book Harperism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In Harperism: How Stephen Har­per and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada (James Lorimer & Company Ltd.), Gutstein makes the case that neoliberalism is far more sinister than simply having a desire for smaller government. A central tenet of his new book is that Harper is undermining democracy by marshalling the power of government to create and enforce markets where they’ve never existed before.
  49. Badass Teachers Unite! Reflections on Education, History, and Youth Activism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Collection of essays on education and youth activism draws from Naison's research on Bronx History and his experiences defending teachers and students from school reform policies which undermine their power and creativity. Naison's focus is identifying teaching and organizing strategies that have worked effectively in New York, and could be implemented in impoverished communities elsewhere.
  50. Barrett Brown’s Partial Victory: Crowd-Sourcing and Crowd Support
    If They Drop These Charges, Why Aren't They Dropping All of Them?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Federal prosecutors last week dropped several of the most significant charges facing Internet activist and journalist Barrett Brown — charges that could have drawn a jail sentence of 105 years.
  51. The Battle of Orgreave
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Battle of Orgreave on 18 June, 1984, saw the establishment carry out a mighty state-organised riot, a conspiracy to trap striking miners and unleash brutality on a scale never experienced before in an industrial dispute in Britain.
  52. Battle of the Somme: the horrific epitome of the first world war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Thousands of men who went over the top that morning thought they would meet little resistance. 57,000 were dead or wounded by the end of the day.
  53. Battle to Preserve Palestine's History Rages in New Novel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of Radwa Ashour's novel The Woman from Tantoura: A Modern Palestinian Novel (American University in Cairo Press, 2014).
  54. BDS: Non-Violent Resistance to Israeli Occupation
    Is Israel Running Scared?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An outline of the extent and support/opposition of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid, including a discussion of claims that the campaign is anti-Semitic.
  55. Be Careful What You Fight For
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    How do the few haves stay on top of the many have-nots? After generations of domination, the haves know how to do it pretty well. They know how to divide and conquer the have-nots. This is the secret of their power.
  56. Beat off the vulture's swoop
    The judge who took an economy hostage

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Emerging economies need to issue their state bonds in financial centres where the law blocks vulture funds from profiting from financial woes. New York is off the list.
  57. Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition
    A Toolbox for Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Ideas for organizers.
  58. Beginner’s guide to improving online security
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Investigative journalists like the members of ICIJ are facing growing concerns about security. Our members often work with leaks or other materials requiring protection of sources, collaborate across borders with colleagues at risk for their physical safety, and communicate with devices and services open to surveillance or attack.
  59. Behind the Lies About Venezuela’s Protests
    John Kerry: the Belligerent Diplomat

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    US Secretary of State John Kerry recently called on the Venezuelan government to end the “terror campaign against its own citizens.”
  60. The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth
    A Response to Economic Sabotage

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. The extravagant hoopla began months ago in Berlin. In the United States we can expect all the Cold War clichés about The Free World vs. Communist Tyranny to be trotted out.
  61. Best Government Money Can Buy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Revolving Door Syndrome in the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex
  62. Bethlehem: 'No matter how many olive trees they destroy, will will plant more!'
    The destruction of these ancient trees is the destruction of both the history and future of the Palestinian people.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since 1967, Israeli soldiers and 'settlers' in occupied Palestine have destroyed 800,000 olive trees in an attempt to force Palestinian farmers from their land, writes Megan Perry. 'Our response to this injustice will never be with violence, and we will never give up and leave.'
  63. Bethune in Spain
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    After getting divorced, being diagnosed with tuberculosis, and failing to introduce medicare to Canada, Norman Bethune left this country. In 1935, the Spanish Civil War began, and Bethune, who supported the Rupublican government during the war, was determined to offer his medical services. He went on to become recognized internationally as a surgeon and for creating and operating a mobile blood transfusion unit.
  64. Bias Towards Power *Is* Corporate Media 'Objectivity'
    Journalism, Floods and Climate Silence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Journalistic bias in favour of the orthodox Western-centric socio-economic perspective is often framed as "objectivity", and departures from the orthodox Western-centric socio-economic perspective are often dismissed as "ideological'. A review of the incidence and framing of climate change reporting illustrates this.
  65. Big Oil's Chokehold on Canadian Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The fight against Big Oil corporatism may be the most important one you ever support.
  66. Biggest Strike In China's History Enters 6th Day: Police Arrested Organizers, Workers Battle SWAT Troops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The largest strike in China's history has entered the sixth day, defying state attempts to repress workers struggling against economic and social injustice. Police arrested several organizers of the strikers at the Yue Yuen factory, which produces shoes for Nike and Adidas.
  67. Bill Clinton’s Most Abominable Freedom Fighters Uncloaked
    Return to Kosovo

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Unfortunately, Bill Clinton will never be held liable for killing innocent Serbs or for helping body-snatchers take over a nation the size of Connecticut. Clinton is reportedly being paid up to $500,000 for each speech he gives nowadays. Perhaps some of the well-heeled attendees could flourish artificial arms and legs in the air to showcase Clinton’s actual legacy.
  68. Bill Gates and the Push to Privatize Public Education
    An Interview With Mercedes K. Schneider

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  69. The biological basis of resilient cities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Biological systems offer design strategies for successfully adapting to an age of climate change and resource depletion. Insights from nature will be essential in creating a green and sustainable future for humankind.
  70. Biology Fortified, Inc. misleads the public on GMO safety
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  71. The Birth of a National Anti-Nuclear Movement
    A Chapter from the Oral History of How the No Nukes Movement (1973-1982) Saved the United States and Maybe the World

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    “The year 1973 was the worst year for nuclear power,” Bill McGee, a retired nuclear industry spokesman, told us when he agreed to be interviewed for this book. “It’s just astonishing when you look back on it. When we built the Yankee Atomic plant in Rowe, Massachusetts, in 1960, everybody thought it was a great idea. It was there because Senator Jack Kennedy said, ‘Please build it here.’ Presidents, senators, congressmen, local people—all thought it was great. And we built six other plants. New England had, prior to 1972, seven plants making one third of the electricity in New England. And everybody thought it was a great idea. What happened?”
  72. The Bizarre Compulsion of Black Men to "Reach for their Waistbands"
    Waistband-Reaching Syndrome Could Get You Killed

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If police accounts are to be believed, there is a bizarre urge among young, unarmed black men to provoke their own murder by "reaching for their waistbands" when cops are aiming service revolvers at them.
  73. Black Sites across America
    Health Care in US Prisons: a Human Rights Issue Hiding in Plain Sight

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There are 2.3 million people in US prisons in conditions that are often inhumane and at worst life threatening. The most striking aspect of this scene is the lack of decent medical care for prisoners, whether in solitary confinement or in the general prison population.
  74. Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
  75. Blair: Bombing Iraq Better. Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The authors critique the British media's coverage of a new essay by Tony Blair which attempts to justify the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  76. Blocking Public Participation
    The Use of Strategic Litigation to Silence Political Expression

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Examines the different types of litigation and causes of action that frequently form the basis of SLAPPs (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation), and how these lawsuits transform political disputes into legal cases, thereby blocking political engagement.
  77. Bloodshed in Kiev
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Rob Jones looks at the different forces behind the Ukraine crisis.
  78. The Blossoming of Idle No More
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The First Nations-led movement Idle No More emerged in Canada in December 2012 to protest legislation that threatened both the rights of First Nations and environmental protections. The movement has since spread into the U.S. and beyond – and has become one of the central voices in the struggle for Indigenous and ecological justice.
  79. The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz
    "Our Energy Moment"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there’s an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propaganda campaign. As it turns out, the oil and gas industry’s push to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) plays the same game, in this case via the industry-led PR blitz "Our Energy Moment".
  80. Bobby Hutton’s Hands Were Up
    The Search for Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has catalyzed intense U.S. anti-policing/ police demilitarization movement activity, with Ferguson serving as an urgent training ground and meeting point for anti-policing thinkers, writers, artists and activists.
  81. Bold Scientists
    Dispatches from the Battle for Honest Science

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Accounts of scientists working in the public interest despite powerful opposition.
  82. Bolivian reality versus the 'extractivism' debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Some left critics of progressive governments in South America point to differences between 'pro-extractivists' and 'anti-extractivists.' Federico Fuentes says that framework hinders real understanding of the issues.
  83. Bolivians Demand Justice for 2003 Gas War Massacre
    Thousands March in El Alto

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Thousands of people marched in El Alto, Bolivia on October 17th, 2014 to demand justice for the 2003 massacre of over 60 people during the country’s Gas War under the Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (Goni) administration. Sanchez de Lozada is currently living freely in the US, and marchers demanded he and others in his government be brought to Bolivia to be tried for ordering the violence.
  84. Borneo's Killer Dams
    Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of the world's highest rates of deforestation; only 5% of its primary forests remain. Now, Sarawak's forests and their inhabitants face another threat: the damming of its rivers for hydroelectric power.
  85. Bosnia’s Magnificent Uprising
    Heralding a New Era of Class Politics?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Beginning in February 2014, mass protests led by workers, students, and other citizens, have rocked most major industrial cities in Bosnia. Whatever the current uprising is or is not, it is the largest mass outbreak of unalloyed class struggle revolt, untouched by nationalist poison, that we have seen in Bosnia since it was ripped to bits by Serbian and Croatian nationalists.
  86. Breaking the last taboo - Gaza and the threat of world war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Pilger discusses the attack on Gaza and the denial of justice to Palestinians. He warns against the threat of a new world war growing by the day.
  87. BRICS [Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa] and the tendency to sub-imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Despite their anti-imperialist potential, BRICS states have promoted neo-liberal and imperialist practices that facilitate capital accumulation, resource extraction and expansion of their markets. But growing popular unrest against exploitation, ecological destruction and neoliberalism in the BRICS countries may lead to a different, anti-imperialist, course.
  88. Bringing Books and Seeking Peace in Colombia
    Bringing Peace to a Beleaguered Country

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    A teacher, two donkeys, and a big pile of books are working to enrich the lives of the children in a small community in Colombia.
  89. The British Warrior Who ‘Matured with Age’
    A Kuffiya for Tony Benn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Long before the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment campaign inched slowly from the fringes of global solidarity with Palestinians to take center stage, Tony Benn had been advocating a boycott of Israel with unrestricted conviction, for years.
  90. Brooklyn Report
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Tonight, December 8, Lebron James came through on his promise to wear an "I Can’t Breathe" T-shirt during the warm-ups before the Cavaliers game with the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
  91. The Brown Revolution in Ukraine
    The Spectacle in Kiev

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Kiev is now patrolled by armed thugs from the Western Ukraine, by fighters from the neo-Nazi -Right Sector, descendants of Stepan Bandera, the Ukrainian Quisling’s troopers, and by their local comrades-in-arms of nationalist persuasion.
  92. Bug spotting: Germans hold 'nature walks' to observe rare NSA spy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    'Nature' walks leading protests against digital surveillance.
  93. Building people power in Toronto: Next Steps
    A discussion document on strategy for advancing the organization of people’s struggles in Toronto

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    BASICS was launched in 2006 to serve the immediate purpose of building a fight against gentrification in Lawrence Heights. As our paper’s readership grew in this and other communities, our membership did as well, ultimately extending our organization’s coverage and connection to many more issues facing the most exploited, precarious, and brutalized sections of the working class in Toronto.
  94. Burkina Faso: climate change, land grabs, and revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The economic tensions between local producers and international powers that have contributed to the revolutionary dissatisfaction with the establishment in Burkina Faso can be found in virtually any country subject to the harsh and cruel conditions of the global land grab and the crisis of climate change.
  95. Burnaby Mountain battle: our notes from the courts, the woods and 100 arrests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    History unfolded on Burnaby Mountain. This is the Vancouver Observer's account of what we saw.
  96. By Any Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of Dave Hann's book Physical Resistance: A Hundred Years of Anti-fascism (Zero, 2013).
  97. California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement
    Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In organizing theory, activists often emphasize the importance of formulating what they call an “escalation plan.” When pushing for social change, they explain, it is important that one’s methods of exerting pressure on power slowly grow in strength, not remain stagnant. Block the Boat is the next step in the escalation plan of US Palestinian solidarity activists. The idea of Block the Boat is quite simple: Hundreds of activists organize a protest in a local dock and prevent Israeli ships from unloading cargo.
  98. Call Climate Change What It Is: Violence 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Social unrest and famine, superstorms and droughts. Places, species and human beings – none will be spared. Welcome to Occupy Earth.
  99. Call the Cops at Your Own Peril
    Bullies in Blue

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    “Live free or die” is the motto of the state of New Hampshire. I hope the residents are prepared to die, because living free is not what they do. NH is merely a cog within the Amerikan Stasi State.
  100. Cambodia: indigenous protests repel dam builders - so far
    We don't need any compensation because we are staying here on the lands of our ancestors. Our children will never forgive us if we move.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since the 1980s Cambodia has lost 84% of its primary forests, and the remote Cardamom mountains are the country's last great natural treasure. Just the place for grandiose dam projects? 'No way!" say indigenous people and young eco-activists.
  101. Campaign to Halt Female Genital Mutilation tops 150,000 Signatures
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Guardian-backed campaign calls on Education Secretary Michael Gove to launch initiative to protect girls from being mutilated.
  102. Camus in the Time of Drones
    The Long-Distance Executioners

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    What would Albert Camus, the great moralist of the 20th century and essayist on the barbarity of the death penalty, think about the latest innovation in administrative murder, Obama’s drone program, a kind of remote-control gallows?
  103. Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On the occasion of the release of his latest book, Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, Noam Chomsky gave an exclusive and wide-ranging interview to C.J. Polychroniou.
  104. Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That 'A Terrorist' Attacked Its Soldiers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The national mood and discourse in Canada is virtually identical to what prevails in every Western country whenever an incident like this happens: shock and bewilderment that someone would want to bring violence to such a good and innocent country, followed by claims that the incident shows how primitive and savage is the “terrorist ideology” of extremist Muslims, followed by rage and demand for still more actions of militarism and freedom-deprivation.
  105. Canada: Decoding Harper's Terror Game.
    Beneath the Masks and Diversions

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canada’s history. On the world stage, he is the servant of Big Oil boiling oil out of tar-sands to destroy major river systems and pollute the planet with dirty oil, while his attack dog John Baird leads the warmongering and bullying of nations like Iran and Syria targeted by the US-Israeli axis.
  106. Canada more at risk from environmentalists than religiously inspired terrorists: RCMP
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Recent RCMP report warns that Canada's energy sector is more at risk from domestic environmental extremists than from religiously inspired terrorist organizations like Al Qaida and ISIS.
  107. Canada’s journalists cowed into silence while colleagues die in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Rami Rayan, a young Palestinian photojournalist, was the latest reporter to be killed. He was among at least 16 people reportedly killed after an Israeli air strike on a crowded market during a supposed four-hour “truce.”The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), which claims to be “the national voice of Canadian journalists”, has been noticeably silent. If you check the CAJ’s website you won’t find so much as a perfunctory statement denouncing the killing of their colleagues in Gaza. Instead, the top item on its website is a story written by members of the association’s ‘ethics’ committee about that old saw: reporters getting too close to their sources.
  108. Canada's Pro-Israel Zealots
    Racist at Its Core

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    From a left-wing community once at the forefront of struggles against racism, unconditional support for Israel has turned a significant proportion of Toronto Jews into promoters of hatred against "Arabs" and into allies of right wing, bigoted, homophobic Christian Bible literalists.

    During 15 years of activism in Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver I haven’t seen anything equivalent to the racist, militarist pro-Israel movement experienced recently in Toronto. And sadly the quasi-fascistic organization driving the charge seems increasingly enmeshed within a community that once led the fight against racism and fascism in the city.
  109. Canada's Science Library Closures Mirror Bush's Playbook
    Similar moves by US Republican president met sharp backlash from 10,000 scientists.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Harper government is now eliminating seven Department of Fishery libraries containing one of the world's most comprehensive collections of information on fisheries, aquatic sciences and nautical sciences.
  110. Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
    Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion articles. This lack of balanced information affects everything from people having the information they need to decide how to vote to all of us better understanding how power is exercised in our communities. The censorship consists of banning some topics and discussions and filtering out stories and ideas that do not fit the current mainstream media agenda.
  111. Canadian hands involved in Gaza bombings
    Details on Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Aside from sustained Conservative diplomatic cheerleading for Israel, one key element of Canada's implication less in the public eye but very important, is the key role that many Canadian companies are playing in creating the military devices and technologies now involved in carrying out the deadly bombing raids in Gaza.
  112. Canadian journalist and activist killed in Syria
    Ali Mustafa, In Memoriam

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    I will never forget when I first met Ali Mustafa. It was September 2012, during my first year at York and just before I joined Students Against Israeli Apartheid (Ali was a former member), where he did a talk on his visit to Egypt.
  113. Canadian lawyers and Chevron's court battle over environmental damage in Ecuador
    Iler, Kirsten

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A storm of controversy erupted amongst Canadian lawyers when the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) decided to intervene in Chevron's appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal is part of Chevron's battle against Ecuadorian Indigenous peoples who seek to enforce a massive court judgment against the company for environmental damage in Ecuador.
  114. Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim and El Salvador’s struggle against corporate impunity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibilities and the need for new legal international frameworks to address corporate impunity.
  115. Capitalism is failing the planet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If we continue with capitalist business as usual, there will be disastrous consequences for humanity. Capitalism is in unavoidable conflict with environmental sustainability because of three key features that are inherent to the system.
  116. Capitalism Must Die! A basic introduction to capitalism: what it is, why it sucks, and how to crush it
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Text combined with comics explain in simple terms what capitalism is, how it works, why it's irredeemable, and what we can do to end it.
  117. The Carbon Underground: reversing global warming 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As millions join in climate marches and other actions around the world, the mainstream focus on energy is missing the 55% of emissions that come from mismanaged land and destroyed forests. The key is to replace industrial agriculture worldwide with productive, regenerative organic farming that puts carbon back in the soil.
  118. Cataloging as Radical Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Explores the extent to which new technologies and institutional practices are offering opportunities for community input in building/correcting/amplifying catalogue records.
  119. Catch your dreams - utopia is possible!
    While Marinaleda has its flaws, it reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Amid Spain's general depression, Marinaleda - an Andalucian town sometimes dubbed the 'communist utopia' - is bucking the moribund trend with a heady mixture of direct action, community-level democracy, cooperation and mutual aid.
  120. Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease
    What’s Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On August 26th, 2014, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement calls for an end to military action by both Israel and Hamas, as well as an easing of the Israeli siege that has strangled Gaza for many years.
  121. Cecily McMillan and the Police State
    Justice is Dead in Amerika

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Cecily McMillan is an Occupy protester who was seized from behind by a goon thug cop–a goon thug with a long record of abuse of authority – by her boobs. One was badly bruised. Cecily McMillan’s elbow reflexively and instinctively came up, and Cecily was arrested for assaulting a goon thug. The goon thug was not arrested for sexually assaulting a young woman.
  122. Central American Women Put their Lives on the Line for Human Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Solidarity is at the heart of an initiative that seeks to protect women activists facing harassment, death threats and violence.
  123. The Chainsaw Collaboratives
    The Newest Threat to Our National Forests

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Given the membership of the typical collaborative it is hardly surprising that most support greater logging/grazing of our public lands.
  124. Challenging a Militarized Police State in the US
    From Policing to SWAT Teams

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and other law enforcement agencies cracked down on protestors March 30, 2014, the city’s finest rolled out a military-style force. Equipped with gas masks, body armor, batons and automatic rifles, they deployed officers on horseback, a SWAT Team and a pair of armored vehicles. After confronting shouting protestors, the APD released tear gas, which seeped into campus dormitories.
  125. Challenging Tar Sands at its Source
    Grassroots Greens Versus Big Greens

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    With fracking changing the US oil-production and consumption numbers so dramatically, it seems time to challenge the notion that tar sands – and the carbon released if tar sands production continues to climb – is the “make or break point,” an “endgame” whose development signifies “game over for the climate,” as stated several years ago by Dr. James Hansen. Tar sands development is no less extreme, of course, no less destructive, no less genocidal to those living in the affected areas. Shutting down the tar sands– completely, and not negotiated as a phase out nor leaving the corporations in power afterward – is more important than ever, and on as many fronts as possible.
  126. Chances Are the FBI Has Files on Your Favorite Human Rights Activist
    A Safe Bet

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If you have ever openly challenged and mobilized against the structural inequality of capitalism and concomitant imperialism, you definitely have an FBI record.
  127. The Changing History of the First World War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The war the Tories and their favourite historians would like to spin is one where nationalism was triumphant and where workers and soldiers did their duty for their country. For other historians, the war is a patchwork of fragmented experiences and stories with no “grand” explanation. A truly historical materialist understanding of the war must be able to encompass and learn from the detail—whether of battles or strikes, psychological trauma or the assassination of royalty—and weave it into a world in which the development of capitalism brought about the bleakest and most horrifying catastrophe. And it must be able to explain how the material experience of that catastrophe drove millions to question and to revolt and to present the system as a whole with the most profound threat of its existence.
  128. The chemical dangers in food packaging
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The long-term effects of synthetic chemicals used in packaging, food storage and processing food could be damaging our health, scientists have warned.
  129. Chevron Wins Ecuador Arbitration But Money May Go To Amazon Communities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Dutch Supreme Court recently upheld an arbitration tribunal judgment requiring the Ecuadorean government to pay Chevron $106 million for breach of contract. Ironically, activists say Ecuador is now free to hand this money to indigenous communities who have sued the oil giant for pollution in an unrelated case.
  130. The Children of Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A poem
  131. Chile’s Student Movement Leads the Way
    Progressive Prospects for Michelle Bachelet’s Second Term

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    “I want to pay special homage to my father and to all those who gave their lives in the fight to recover democracy,” an emotional Isabel Allende said upon taking office as the Senate President.
  132. China: Mass protests challenge polluters
    Resistance to rapid industrialization by poisonous industries led to pitched battles between residents and police in many cities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In spite of a media blackout, protests in the Chinese city of Maoming against a PX (paraxylene) plant have proceeded for the past week. In March 2014 a thousand citizens took to the streets in protest, followed a few days later by 20,000 occupying the area around the government building.
  133. A Chinese alternative
    Social democracy by the union route

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Dongfang discusses how changing undemocratic Chinese business enterprises, through active labour unions, would also change the social structure of the country.
  134. Chomsky, Pilger and Loach call on BBC to reflect reality of Gaza’s occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Noam Chomsky, John Pilger and Ken Loach are among 45,000 signatories who have signed an open letter to the BBC calling on its journalists to reflect the reality of Gaza’s occupation while reporting on Israel’s current assault.
  135. Christian Evangelicals Increasingly Support Palestinian Human Rights
    David Brog, the Attorney Behind CUFI

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Support for Israel is eroding among American evangelical Christians, with only 30 percent in a recent survey stating support for Israel above Palestinians.
  136. Christian Høgsbjerg, C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain (2014)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Scholarship on CLR James, the Pan African and independent socialist, often takes the tone of a thin cultural studies where political insight is minimal and factual detail rooted in archival sources is negligible. Grasping James’s role in intellectual and social movement history requires resisting the tendency to group him narrowly in the fields of “Marxism” or the “Black radical tradition.” These are invented frameworks, shorthand which obscures a limited knowledge of James’s actual innovation and creativity, in contrast to other representative figures, but also mystification of the reality of elite party politics and the self-directed liberating activity by ordinary people in insurgent movements regardless of color.
  137. The CIA’s Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.
  138. CitizenFour 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2014
    CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
  139. Clara Zetkin
    Oppression, Class, and Socialism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Lindsey German responds to John Riddell's article, 'Clara Zetkin in the Lion’s Den'.
  140. Clara Zetkin in the Lion's Den
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    John Riddell looks at Clara Zetkin a German Marxist theorist, activist, and advocate for women's rights and her fight for workers’ unity and feminism at a Comintern congress.
  141. The Class Conflict in Venezuela
    A Classic Struggle of Left v. Right

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The current protests in Venezuela are reminiscent of another historical moment when street protests were used by right-wing politicians as a tactic to overthrow the elected government. It was December of 2002, and I was struck by the images on U.S. television of what was reported as a “general strike,” with shops closed and streets empty.
  142. Classical Marxism and the Question of Reformism
    Gluckstein, Donny

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A central issue for our movement is whether to work towards a complete revolutionary overturning of capitalism and the state that protects it, or rely on partial methods of struggle. This choice is obvious in places such as Egypt or Greece, but applies with equal force to Britain where defence of the welfare state and living standards can mean waiting for the next election or relying on self-activity from below. This article will focus on the response of Marxists during the first quarter of the 20th century to this question.
  143. Climate Activists Slapped With Terrorism Charges for Devon Energy Protest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Two climate activists who staged a protest at the headquarters of Devon Energy, a Fortune 500 company based in Oklahoma city, have been charged with a “terrorism hoax” after black powder drifted down from a banner that they unfurled.
  144. Climate Change As A Weapon Of Mass Destruction
    The 95% Doctrine

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  145. Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till we barrel right off the cliff to collapse.
  146. CO2 Emissions are Being 'Outsourced' by Rich Countries to Rising Economies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Greenhouse gas output of China and elsewhere is increased by making goods that are then used in the US and Europe.
  147. The Cochabamba Water War of 2000 in 2014
    Today's Betrayers Will Not Erase Our Memory

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Today's betrayers will not erase our memory: Fourteen years ago we won, today it seems like we lost, but we have to rise again to win, and we already know how to do it. From April 4 to 14 in the year 2000 the so-called "Final Battle" was waged in Cochabamba, Bolivia to prevent the privatization of our water. It was part of a strategy designed by the people of Cochabamba in the "Water War" that started on November 12, 1999. Today, after fourteen years of this historic struggle, the people's demands are still the same: democracy, transparency, participation and an economic model that allows us all to enjoy the riches that our Mother Earth generously provides for the benefit of all.
  148. Collective Courage
    A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality.
  149. Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    Book examining efforts to achieve economic development by African Americans.
  150. The Comic Book Simplicity Of Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The referendum campaign on Scottish independence heightened many people's awareness of the pro-elite bias of the 'mainstream' news media. The grassroots power of social media in exposing and countering this bias was heartening to see. But the issue of independence for Scotland is just one of many where the traditional media consistently favour establishment power.
  151. The Coming Humiliation of Stephen Harper?
    A Political Psychopath

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The federal government, that is Stephen Harper, is expected to announce its long anticipated decision on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline sometime in June. The decision could well determine whether or not the Conservatives can win the 2015 election.
    The momentum of opposition to the pipeline – and perhaps more importantly to the hundreds of supertankers that would move tar sands bitumen to Asia – is clearly growing in both B.C. and the rest of Canada.
  152. Command and Control
    Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Schlosser uncovers the secrets about the (mis-)management of America's nuclear arsenal.
  153. Commercialisation: The Antithesis Of Sharing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Sharing is the key to solving the world’s problems’. Such a statement is so simple that it may fail to make an appeal, so we must go much deeper into this subject if we want to comprehend what this means.
  154. Community Police in Guerrero’s Costa Chica Region to Celebrate 19 Years of a Better Way to Combat Crime and Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The same southern Mexican state where 43 students were disappeared is also home to a grassroots movement that shows how people can police themselves when the state becomes criminal.
  155. The Complicity of Psychologists in CIA Torture
    What the APA Knew

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are two psychologists who played central roles in designing and implementing the CIA’s torture program. Now we also know how lucrative that work was for Mitchell and Jessen: their company was paid over $80 million by the CIA.
  156. Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It has now been revealed that California regulators with DOGGR permitted hundreds of wastewater injection wells and thousands more wells injecting fluids for 'enhanced oil recovery" into aquifers protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
  157. Conforming, Not Transforming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Brendan Eich, CEO of Mozilla Corporation, the technology company that, among other things, is responsible for the Firefox browser, resigned after it was revealed that in 2008 he had given a $1000 donation to Proposition 8, the Californian campaign against gay marriage.
  158. Confronting Injustice 
    Social Activism in the Age of Individualism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014   Published: 2016
    Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
  159. Confronting the Cult of Objectivity
    Education in Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As the end of the semester draws near on campuses across the country, I thought I’d reflect on one of the largest threats to academic freedom in this country. I’ve long labeled this threat the “cult of objectivity,” represented in a variety of different pathologies that afflict students, faculty, and administrators.
  160. A contemporary account of the German pogroms of November 1938
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Shortly after the November 1938 pogroms, journalist and historian Konrad Heiden wrote a work entitled Night Oath, in which he gave a detailed account of the horrific events marking the transition from social discrimination to the systematic brutalization and persecution of Jews in Germany.
  161. Contra Hardt and Negri
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  162. The contradictions and limits of localism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Can co-ops and transition towns transform the world? The author of No Local explains why local counter-institutions won’t lead to revolutionary change.
  163. Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea working on programs that use “physical subversion” to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.
  164. The Corporate Welfare Bank of the United States
    The Elites and the Ex-Im Bank

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Over the past few weeks, the American business lobby and in particular the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have come out in force to support the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. These groups and their puppets in Washington insist that the Ex-Im Bank is good for American small businesses and supports job growth, that failing to reauthorize will harm the overall economy. Conscious of the political atmosphere, the Bank’s supporters have carefully avoided some ugly facts about this vehicle for corporatist cooperation.
  165. Corporations Spy on Nonprofits with Impunity
    Dow Chemical vs. Greenpeace

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Here's a dirty little secret you won't see in the daily papers: corporations conduct espionage against US nonprofit organizations without fear of being brought to justice.
  166. Costa Rican Farmers Become Climate Change Acrobats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    José Alberto Chacón traverses the winding path across his small farm on the slopes of the Irazú volcano, in Costa Rica, which meanders because he has designed it to prevent rain from washing away nutrients from the soil.
  167. Coughing up coal
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    India is rivaling China -- in its plans to consume coal. India is aggressively expanding construction of coal fired power plants to meet growing energy needs. Emissions from coal power plants were linked to 80,000 - 150,000 premature deaths in India between 2011 and 2012 alone and to a wide range of diseases from cancers, to respiratory and cardiovascular disorders. Singrauli -- an industrial hub in north central India -- embodies the tragic human toll that a largely unregulated coal industry can extract.
  168. Crimea, El Salvador & the Fight Against Public Participation
    Policing "Irresponsibility"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On the Obama administration's disregard for democracy and public participation. Examples include the administration's silence on the coup against democratically-elected Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych and its threats to withhold development aid from El Salvador unless the winner of its presidential elections, the FMLN’s Sánchez Cerén, adopts right-wing economic and social policies.
  169. The Crisis in Investigative Journalism
    The Case of James Risen

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Investigative journalists are the vanguard of the so-called Fourth Estate, bearing the formidable task of watchdogging the other three estates
  170. The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.
  171. The Cultivation of Hate
    The Lies Grow More Audacious

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the doubts.
  172. Curitiba: the Greenest city on Earth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Eco-savvy urban planners have been studying Brazil's seventh largest city for decades.
  173. Cynicism, Israeli National Policy
    From Victim to Super-Mensch

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel has become the worst-case scenario of the degradation of Torah, and worst-case scenario of what was once the deep unadulterated humaneness of worldwide Jews.
  174. Dairy - the case for greener, healthier, lower performing cows
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    With supermarket milk cheaper than spring water, it's time to rethink the modern dairy industry. It's not just the milk that's become a throwaway product - the high-octane Holstein cows that produce it are also in the knackers yard after just two or three lactations, the living waste of a loss-making, environment-trashing industry.
  175. The dangers of reactionary ecology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014   Published: 2104
    Influential metaphors for understanding the environment serve as a bridge between traditional conservatism and outright ecofascism. Here we want to look at how ecological ideas can be deployed to support deeply reactionary politics.
  176. The Dark Side of the Territory
    Hong Kong’s Caged Lives

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In a place that values freedom and respect, the legacy of “caged homes” creates a stark and chilling contrast.
  177. The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt
    The Rise of the Quasi-Fascists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    While most of the Western media describes the current crisis in the Ukraine as a confrontation between authoritarianism and democracy, many of the shock troops who have manned barricades in Kiev and the western city of Lviv these past months represent a dark page in the country’s history and have little interest in either democracy or the liberalism of Western Europe and the United States.
  178. Darknet Sweep Casts Doubt on Tor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When news broke of Silk Road 2.0’s seizure by law enforcement a lot of people probably wrote it off as an isolated incident. Silk Road 2.0 was the successor to the original Silk Road web site and like its predecessor it was an underground bazaar for narcotics, fueled by more than $8 million in Bitcoin transactions and operated as a hidden service on the Tor anonymity network.
  179. Data Secrecy Company Accused of Sharing Information with Media and Military
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Whisper -- a new social network that claims to provide anonymity -- has been accused of secretly tracking users. The allegations were made by the Guardian newspaper, provoking renewed scrutiny of a multitude of data privacy claims made by software companies.
  180. The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Western media have ignored the proposal from Hamas and Islamic Jihad for a 10-year-truce on the basis of 10 - very reasonable - conditions.
  181. The Death and Life of American Labor
    Toward a New Workers’ Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Aronowitz narrates the decline of the American union movement, the workers' struggles in taking the long view of the labour movement, and how can unions revive.
  182. The Death of a Reporter
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    Serena Shim, who leaves behind a family that includes her two young children, found herself chasing the truth in a highly charged situation.
  183. The Death of the Fourth Estate
    8000 Channels With One Corporate Message

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    According to a recent Gallup survey, only 40 percent of Americans believe what they read in newspapers. After scanning today’s tabloids, one only wonders why the percentage is that high.
  184. Death Train: the earliest art to expose horror of concentration camps
    The Mexican art collective Taller de Gráfica Popular used lino prints to transmit an explicit, committed political message

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Mexican art collective Taller de Gráfica Popular used lino prints to transmit an explicit, committed political message. A member of the collective, Leopoldo Mendez, working in 1943, was probably the first to depict the Holocaust.
  185. Debate: Two tactics in the fight against climate change
    Should climate activists limit their demands to what's possible under capitalism?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The question of what demands ecosocialists should put forward in response to the climate crisis is a pressing one. The climate justice movement should demand a cap-and-trade policy, abandoning its traditional stance against carbon trading.
  186. The Deceptive Use of the Phrase “Peaceful Protests” in Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Venezuelan opposition and much of the media use the term “peaceful protests” to distinguish gatherings of protesting students and other young people from the more violent actions.
  187. Decoding Harper's Terror Game beneath the Masks and Diversions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canada's history. On the world stage, he is the servant of Big Oil boiling oil out of tar-sands to destroy major river systems and pollute the planet with dirty oil, while his attack dog John Baird leads the warmongering and bullying of nations like Iran and Syria.
  188. Defeat of Reconstruction and the Betrayal of Black Freedom Part One
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Reconstruction was a tumultuous, brief and extraordinary period of American history defined by an unprecedented experiment in interracial democracy. It was an era of exceptional developments, all taking place simultaneously and impacting one another.
  189. Defeat of Reconstruction and the Betrayal of Black Freedom Part Two
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    During Reconstruction, black people fought to assert their American-ness. Throughout the South, it was blacks and their allies who would march, parade and celebrate the Fourth of July, but not out of gross and vulgar American patriotism. Rather, it was part of a struggle to uphold the ideals of freedom and liberty that came with the Civil War and the promise of equality that came with Reconstruction.
  190. Defender of the Rockies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    For sheer guts, vision and results, a single organisation stands out among the US's environmental defenders - the Alliance for the Wild Rockies. Jeffrey St. Clair met its leader, Mike Garrity, winner of 2014's Grassroots Activist Award.
  191. Defending The Defensible: Jewish And Palestinian Boycotts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Oh dear, poor Israel. Poor Israel - the world's 4th largest nuclear military power. Poor Israel - the serial war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression violator. Poor barbaric Israel is being picked on by the non-violent Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which champions, out of simple human decency, Palestinian inalienable rights under international law.
  192. Defusing George Orwell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of Robert Colls' book George Orwell: English Rebel (Oxford University Press, 2013).
  193. Defying Fundamentalism
    A review of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    To some people Islam has come to represent the ideology of liberation from the yoke of Western imperialism; to others it is a backward and inherently violent faith targeting innocent individuals indiscriminately.
  194. Democracy or Corporatocracy? The choice is ours.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Newly assertive citizens and consumers are putting the world's most feared and powerful corporations on the defensive. Now is the time to press home our advantage.
  195. Democracy Works in Haiti
    From the Bottom Up

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Haiti’s successful rebellion flew in the face of the order of empires built on slavery, colonisation, subjugation and dispossession.
  196. Demonizing Edward Snowden
    Obama Goes Beyond Orwell

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Edward Snowden’s revelations have gone a long way to lifting the veil of secrecy and foul play that is the norm in capitalist America. He has hastened the time when BIG BROTHER’S rules of engagement — and all forms of ruling-class oppression — are brought to an end forever.
  197. Destroyed by Violence
    War, Not Deserting, Is Demoralizing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Morale is destroyed by war. War’s objective reality always blows to smithereens not just the civilians it is supposed to protect, but the political, economic and chauvinistic rationalizations that get soldiers to kill in the first place.
  198. Devil and the deep blue sea: how Mediterranean migrant disaster unfolded
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Desperate migrants from Gaza and Syria tell how they put themselves at the mercy of people smugglers in their voyage to cross the Mediterranean.
  199. DFO Library Closures Anger Scientific Community
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When word first broke that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was closing seven of their libraries, government officials promised that there would be no loss of vital historical material. Today many are skeptical of those claims.
  200. Dialectics, nature and the dialectics of nature
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Based on Frederick Engel's Dialectics of Nature, Camilla Royle's article asks if nature can be understood dialectically.
  201. Did Somebody Say Fascism?
    Waiting in the Wings of Ukraine

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As Marxist historians of fascism have long argued, fascism at its essence is an outcome of capitalism in crisis. The quintessential counterrevolutionary movement, fascism responds to capitalism’s invariable crises by redirecting potentially revolutionary threats to capitalism to nationalist, (relatedly) racist (or within Europe’s right today, “culturalist”), and militarist violence that preserves the basic material conditions of class society.
  202. Direct Action Gets Results 
    Taking on the Enemy Directly

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In the village of Kalabalge, in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, the people struck back. While politicians dithered and activists twittered, the people of Kalabalge armed themselves and took the fight to their enemies, ambushing a Boko Haram convoy en route to attack their village. At least forty-one Boko Haram militants were killed and ten were captured as the villagers surprised two trucks carrying militants. Armed with rifles, machetes and bows, the brave people of Kalabalge did what the Nigerian military could not and sent Boko Haram off howling. We are conditioned to think of “activism” as getting someone else to do something. We plead with elected officials and bureaucrats, prodding them to take action. But the best and most effective activism is when we take matters into our own hands and solve our problems — or strike at our enemies — ourselves. In Mexico’s Michoacan province, the people rose against the Knights Templar cartel, driving them off with such alacrity that the Mexican government has given up attempts to suppress the vigilantes and now hopes to suborn them, turning them from a natural manifestation of the people’s wrath into another arm of the criminal state. We pray they resist the attempt.
  203. The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela
    Agents of Destabilization

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have channeled multi-million dollar funding to Lopez’s political parties Primero Justicia and Voluntad Popular, and Machado’s NGO Sumate and her electoral campaigns.
  204. 'Disgustingly Biased' - The Corporate Media On The Gaza Massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The bias in failing to report the brutalisation of a trapped, impoverished people under occupation is staggering.
  205. Disused oil and gas wells wells a major source of methane
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Long-disused oil and gas wells in the US have been found to be a 'significant' source of the super greenhouse gas methane. The climate impact of oil and gas is underestimated, as this long term impact is not included in existing calculations.
  206. Do You Play Video Games or Do They Play You?
    Mass Culture for Profit

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since the spread of smart mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - the video games industry has learned a lesson in economic Darwinism: develop your mobile business or face extinction. The growth of gaming on the move means a new global division of labour, and the industry is revising its profit margins.
  207. Does National Security Trump the Blue Whale?
    Navy Mischief in the Pacific

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  208. Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    A book that tries to understand why people are so prone to deny or ignore the reality of climate change.
  209. Down With Tory Crackdown on Prostitution!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Tories, who have slashed billions from social programs and caused immeasurable harm to poor and working-class women, have fraudulently promoted Bill C-36 as a way of protecting victims of "exploitation." In this they are backed by an unholy alliance of right-wing outfits like REAL Women of Canada and the feminist groups that make up the Women’s Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution.
  210. Drawing a line in the tar sands 
    A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The fight over the tar sands is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time. The very active tar sands struggle is no less than a life-and-death battle for the future of the planet. It is a battle that pits these peoples' movement against the largest and most destructive industrial project -- a project driven by the big the most profitable and powerful transnational energy corporations.
  211. Drone
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    This documentary covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of "going to war", to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving the secret "green light" to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, and the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice.
  212. Drug War Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    The Drug War story throughout the entire region of Latin America and back to US boardrooms and political offices. This book chronicles how terror is used against the population to generate panic and facilitate policy changes that benefit the international private sector, particularly extractive industries like petroleum and mining.
  213. The Earth vs. Monsanto
    A Peoples' Tribunal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Here are a few brief notes about A People’s Hearing, held on 10 May 2014, in Greene County, Ohio, The Indivisible Living Entity of the Planet Earth v. Monsanto Corporation, Defendant.
  214. Eating your ethics: Halal meat
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Halal ritual slaughter has raised huge controversy in the UK press. But the far greater issue is farm animals' entire quality of life - as reflected in the Qu'ranic principle that meat must be 'tayyib' - good, wholesome and from well-treated, healthy animals. Is this something we can all agree on?
  215. Economics As If Future Generations Mattered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We have turned a corner on climate change-- a wrong turn-- and it is happening more rapidly than we have predicted. Climate change is already disrupting society, ecosystems, and national economies. We have altered so much of our Earth that we now threaten our own survival.
  216. Ecosocialism: Why greens must be red and reds must be green 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Ian Angus argues for a movement based on socialist and ecological principles, to save humanity and the rest of nature from capitalist ecocide.
  217. EFF Launches IFightSurveillance.org and Counter-Surveillance Success Stories
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Sites Highlight How Opponents of Mass Surveillance Around the World Lead by Example
  218. $88 billion a year in subsidies for climate disaster
    Global governments spend more than double what energy companies invest to find new regions for oil and gas drilling, despite climate change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Despite pledging in 2009 to phase out public subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, G20 countries have disregarded those promises and are currently spending $88 billion a year in taxpayer money to fund the discovery of new gas, coal, and oil deposits around the world.
  219. 84-year-old ex-librarian arrested protesting Kinder Morgan, calls NEB a "sham"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Barbara Grant criticized the NEB hearings of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion as a "sham" and spoke out about the danger before crossing the police line to be arrested. At 84, she's the oldest person arrested on Burnaby Mountain so far.
  220. Elected Representatives on the Wrong Side of History: Israel is a Criminal State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) has grown exponentially and gained legitimacy in many parts of the world, while the concept of Israel as an Apartheid state has gained much credibility. In Israel itself, debates that were unheard of a short while ago have entered the public discourse.
  221. The Emergence of Marx's Critique of Modern Agriculture
    Ecological Insights from His Excerpt Notebooks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Examining Marx’s notebooks, one realizes that he first attained a truly critical and ecological comprehension of modern agriculture in the middle of the 1860s. Although Marx was at first optimistic about the positive effects of modern agriculture based on the application of natural sciences and technology, he later came to emphasize the negative consequences of agriculture under capitalism precisely because of such an application, illustrating how it inevitably brings about disharmonies in the transhistorical “metabolism” (Stoffwechsel) between human beings and nature.
  222. Empty nests of the North: "Massive chick deaths" in seabird colonies; climate, oceanic changes blamed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Iceland, circled by the food-rich currents of Atlantic, Arctic and polar waters, is the Serengeti for seabirds. But the nests have gone empty in the past few years, and colonies throughout the North Atlantic are shrinking.
  223. Enduring Security
    Volunteer Fire Departments

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ralph Nader on the history, structure, and challenges faced by the United States' volunteer firefighters, who make up two-thirds of the nation's fire-fighting force.
  224. The Enemy Within
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    In 1984, a conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on Britain's unions, including the National Union of Mineworkers. The government began to close coal mines, threatening the industry, whole communities and a way of life. When 160,000 coal miners stood up for what they believed in, they began the longest strike in British history, the 1984-85 Minter's Strike.
  225. 'Enough is enough!' Corruptopolis board game satirizes sleazy Spanish politicians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A Spanish student has created a new board game, Corruptopolis, satirizing the corrupt practices of Spain's economic and political elite. In Corruptopolis, players work in teams to answer questions about major corruption scandals to have rocked Spain over the years.
  226. E.P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left
    Essays and Polemics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Collection of essays advocating for humanistic and democratic socialism along with the value of utopian thinking in radical politics.
  227. Ethiopia's 'slow genocide' in the Omo Valley
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A 'slow genocide' is unfolding in Ethiopia - one driven by greed rather than hatred.
  228. Ethiopia's seed banks - under threat from G8 plan to 'develop' Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ethiopia leads the way in preserving crop seeds by engaging farming communities in the effort, and making the exchange of seeds part of village life and culture, reports Claire Provost. But now it's all at risk from a G8 plan to open Africa to corporate agriculture.
  229. Ethnic Cleansing by All Means: The real Israeli 'peace' policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This policy of ethnic cleansing, by different means since 1948, is a consensual issue in Israel and thus leaves very little hope for peace and reconciliation. The current Israeli left, the self-acclaimed 'peace bloc', is willing to oppose new settlements but refuses to acknowledge the historical injustice inflicted on Palestinians in 1948 and denies displaced Palestinians their right to return to their homes and their homeland.
  230. The European Elections from a Left Perspective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Preliminary analysis, country-specific results and reports on the electoral eve, video statements of the left-wing candidates and our correspondents as well as evaluations in the aftermath – and all of this with a particular focus on the Left.
  231. Europe’s Leaders Visit Athens to Celebrate Their Failure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The start of Greece’s six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the raging controversy over the bloc’s handling of the Greek debt crisis and the renewed concerns about the vitality of the Eurozone.
  232. Europe’s new faultine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Front National is expected to win next week’s European election in France; UKIP may well do so in Britain. Both parties combine a visceral hostility to immigration with an acerbic loathing of the EU, a virulent nationalism and deeply conservative views on social issues such as gay marriage and women’s rights. The problems that such parties pose for mainstream politics goes, however, far beyond the odiousness of their policies. What their success expresses is the redrawing of the political map in Europe, and in ways in which mainstream parties often do not understand. The new populists seem to thrive on different political rules to mainstream parties.
  233. Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime 
    The Experts’ Verdict

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When are going to hear Human Rights Watch or the United Nation’s Navi Pillay stop talking about proportionality or Israel’s potential war crimes, and admit Israel is committing war crimes by definition – right now, as you read this?
  234. The evidence that Israel deliberately targeted hospitals and ambulances
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Amnesty International has published evidence that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) specifically targeted hospitals, health workers and ambulance personnel during the attack on Gaza.
  235. The E-Waste Tragedy
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    The E-Waste Tragedy takes the viewer on a journey to Europe, China, Africa and the US, revealing a toxic global trade of electronic waste that makes its way illegally into lower income countries, destroying landscapes and endangering lives.
  236. Exclusive excerpts from Ernest Tate's 'Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s & 60s'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  237. Explaining Burma's missing 9 million people - evaporation, or genocide?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In Burma nearly one in five people is not alive who was expected to be alive based upon a modest estimate of the 2% population growth rate. Despite its significance, the figure is met with silence.
  238. Explore the Documents: Luxembourg Leaks Database
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    ICIJ's Luxembourg Leaks investigation is based on a confidential cache of secret tax agreements approved by Luxembourg authorities, that provide tax-relief for more than 340 companies around the world. These private deals are legal in Luxembourg.
  239. Eye in the Sky
    Surveillance and the Art of Arnold Mesches

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Round about the turn of this century Arnold Mesches, who is neither monk nor medievalist nor Christian, began illuminating manuscripts from the world that long since had killed God but appropriated or accommodated to a version of His all-seeing eye. The manuscripts in question: Mesches’ FBI file, 1945 to 1972.
  240. Eyeless in Gaza
    Locked in an Embrace

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The trouble with war is that it has two sides. Everything would be so much easier if war had only one side. Ours, of course.
  241. Eyeless in Gaza 
    Israel's Deceptions

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast over its attack on Gaza.
  242. Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel invests more money in research than most other countries -- and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech weapons factory that successfully exports its goods globally.
  243. Failed Cuban "Twitter" Project Designed By U.S. Government Contractors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    ZunZuneo - a now defunct social media platform similar to Twitter – was designed to undermine the Cuban government by two private contractors: Creative Associates International (CAI) from Washington DC and Mobile Accord, a Denver based company.
  244. Fake cell phone 'towers' may be spying on Americans’ calls, texts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    More than a dozen 'fake cell phone towers' could be secretly hijacking Americans' mobile devices in order to listen in on phone calls or snoop on text messages, a security-focused cell phone company claims. It is not clear who controls the devices.
  245. Fake grassroots advocacy part of TransCanada's plan to silence Energy East critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Documents show plans to "pressure" pipeline critics by working with third parties and industry-funded grassroots advocacy groups in favour of Energy East.
  246. Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism
    Total Information Control

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people agree, essential to any equitable and open system of government. The science media has somehow escaped serious attention. This is unfortunate because no country in the world has a healthy science media.
  247. Farmageddon
    The True Cost of Cheap Meat

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
  248. Farming Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A simple agricultural technique could release farmers from the grip of agrochemical corporations. With no patents, no royalties and no licensing fees, this system just benefits the farmers.
  249. Fascism, American-Style
    One-Step from the Third Reich?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Unbeknownst to most Americans the United States is presently under thirty presidential declared states of emergency. They confer vast powers on the Executive Branch including the ability to financially incapacitate any person or organization in the United States, seize control of the nation’s communications infrastructure, mobilize military forces, expand the permissible size of the military without congressional authorization, and extend tours of duty without consent from service personnel.
  250. The Fascist Threat
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Deep economic crisis, savage austerity, and social upheaval have polarised Greek society. One result has been the rise of Golden Dawn, responsible for brutal attacks on immigrants and left-wing activists. Christina Ziakka reports on the response of the political establishment – and why the left and workers’ movement must provide a genuine alternative.
  251. The Fateful Collision - Floods, Catastrophe And Climate Denial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An epic struggle is currently taking place that will determine the fate, and perhaps the survival, of our species.
  252. The FBI Can Bypass Encryption
    Why Cyber Security is a Magic Act

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  253. FBI director wants access to encrypt Apple, Google users' data, demands law 'fix'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. "Deeply concerned" James Comey wants to push on Congress to "fix" laws to ensure police can still access private data.
  254. The FBI Director’s Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make his case, he cited four real-life examples — examples that would be laughable if they weren’t so tragic.
  255. The FBI's Secret Meetings With TransCanada, Inc.
    Guardians of the KXL Pipeline

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On April 4, 2012 the FBI held a daylong “strategy meeting” with TransCanada Corporation, the company building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  256. FCC Wants to Give Corporations Their Own Internet
    The New Proposal Mocks Net Neutrality

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When a federal court trashed its “net neutrality” compromise policy in January, the Federal Communications Commission assured us that the Internet we knew and depended on was safe. Most activists didn’t believe federal officials and this past week the FCC demonstrated how realistic our cynicism was.
  257. Fed Up
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2014
    An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.
  258. Fighters against apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Alan Wieder's book "Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid" is a triumph, describing his subjects with compassion and criticism.
  259. Fighting Big Oil's Cynical Arts Sponsorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A growing movement is opposing fossil fuel industry sponsorship of the arts. Pop-up protests and performances denouncing Shell, BP and others are winning the popular vote.
  260. Fighting fracking in Poland: the farmers resistance movement
    An improverished farming community in Zurawlow is using creative tactics to stop Chevron's shale gas plans

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When Chevron arrived in Zurawlów, a small village in Poland's rural Grabowiec county, it was like a UFO landing in the open wheat fields. In June last year a high-tech surveillance caravan appeared in the village to stake the firm's claim to the shale gas below.
  261. Fighting King Coal in Indian Ocean paradise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A $395 million coal fired power station is planned for Mauritius - bulldozed aver the wishes of the population, official advice and the environment ministry.
  262. Film Review: Revolutionary Medicine - A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of the provocative documentary Revolutionary Medicine, which tells the story of the first Garifuna hospital, in Honduras.
  263. Filthy, deadly mayhem in India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Along with the choking fumes and piles of putrid waste, sound systems and a constant bombardment of honking horns from cars, lorries and screaming buses assault residents and the unprepared in towns and cities throughout India.
  264. Financial Terrorism
    The Wonga Payday Lending Experiment

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Keeping people poor in a world of seedy abandonment. Borrowing at phenomenal rates. Loan sharks running wild, dressed by the language of assistance and salvation. All of this should be the stuff to be binned and repelled by governments, but in an age when governments forfeit, rather than affirm responsibility in the face of the economy, the phenomenon of Wonga, a deferred deposit loan operator, has come to thrive. Private indebtedness has become both a condition and a lifestyle.
  265. First Nations' anti-Keystone XL alliance years in making
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Indigenous organizers say Reject and Protect gathering in DC marked the culmination of years spent building solidarity across nations and across borders, and that more will be on the way.
  266. Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza - Debunked
    Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past 21 days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. Israel does not deny that it killed those Palestinians using modern aerial technology and precise weaponry courtesy of the world’s only superpower. In fact, it does not even deny that they are civilians.
  267. The Flood From the North
    Washington’s Role in Triggering the Child Migrant Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    International law and basic morality demand that the children of Central America are treated with the care and dignity that they and previous generations have been robbed under several decades of US foreign and immigration policy. Achieving this end would require overcoming the convenient myths of power and the culture of indifference in which they take root.
  268. The Floods of Forgetfulness
    A Brief History of Logging, Floods and Landslides

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In thousands of stories about the recent floods in the U.S. Northwest, only one mentioned any possible connection between logging and floods.
  269. Florida's sugar barons grow fat on subsidies, diabetes and Everglades destruction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Big Sugar is the new Big Tobacco, writes Alan Farago - lethal to human health, wreaking environmental devastation, gouging huge public subsidies, and with the political clout to stop First Lady Michelle Obama from breathing a word against it. Only an alliance of green, health and taxpayer campaigners can kill the beast.
  270. Follow the Money, Part 1 - The Weston Family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    You've seen him in television ads hyping President's Choice dessert ideas, naming fake supermarkets after enthusiastic customers, sitting down with moms around the kitchen table and talking to President's Choice farmers on their hormone-free farms.
  271. Follow the Money, Part 2 - Barrick Gold’s Peter Munk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Fraser Institute awarded Barrick Gold chairman Peter Munk its T.P. Boyle Founder's Award at a gala dinner in Toronto in 2010. This is the think tank's most prestigious award, which it gave to Munk "in recognition of his unwavering commitment to free and open markets around the globe and his support for enhancing and encouraging democratic values and the importance of responsible citizenship." Equating "free and open markets" with "democratic values" is a long-standing neoliberal marketing mantra.
  272. Follow the Money, Part 3 - Big Oil and Calgary's School of Public Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If it disseminates pro-free market studies like a right-wing think tank, and if it courts Big Oil money like a right-wing think tank, and if it recruits conservative scholars like a right-wing think tank, then it probably is a right-wing think tank.
  273. Follow the Money, Part 4 - Who Owns the National Post?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It"s no secret that Postmedia Network, publisher of the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun and other major Canadian dailies, is hemorrhaging money.
  274. Follow the Money, Part 5 - The Tobacco Papers Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Michael Walker, former executive director of the Fraser Institute, long denied that institute directors — the people who fund the institute’s work — can tell researchers what to do.
    According to this rosy view of the think tank’s mission, Big Oil directors from Calgary, for instance, don’t tell Fraser Institute researcher Kenneth Green to produce studies denying global warming or proving that the Keystone and Northern Gateway pipelines are crucial for Canada’s economic survival. Green does these on his own because that’s what his research indicates.
  275. Follow the Money, Part 6 — Obesity: A new role for second-hand-smoke-causes-cancer deniers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The tobacco industry has shifted its doubt-manufacturing operations to countries like Russia, Indonesia and China, where the incidence of smoking — and cancer — continues to rise. But other industries with deep pockets need to manufacture doubt about the health risks of their products.
  276. Food Chains
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm labourers in the United States.
  277. For an easy win on carbon emissions - cut global trade!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If the world's leaders really cared about climate change, there's one easy way to reduce emissions -- drop the obsession with increasing trade, and all the pollution that goes with it. A world based on local production, consumption and finance will be a better one for people and the environment.
  278. Forbes 400 list of world's richest people highlights growth of social inequality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Forbes magazine published its 28th annual list of the world's wealthiest individuals and families on Monday. In all, the research team behind the Forbes Billionaires list found a total of 1,645 billionaires worldwide, with a combined net worth of $6.4 trillion, an increase of $1 trillion from 2013. The number of new billionaires, at 268, was the highest figure in the report's history.
  279. Forget The Propaganda From Big Agritech, The Key To Reducing Poverty And Ensuring Food Security Lies With Small Farmers
    Small farms produce most of the world’s food

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A new review carried out by the organization GRAIN reveals that small farms produce most of the world’s food. However, they are currently squeezed onto less than a quarter of the world’s farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of the rich and powerful. If we do nothing to reverse this trend, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself.
  280. The Forgotten Coup
    How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually with bloodshed.
  281. The Forgotten Coup
    How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their "Ally" Australia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognised, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him.
  282. Forgotten Graffiti Sheds New Light on Long, Hot Journeys to Vietnam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Inside a rusting former US army ship, historians found vivid details of the hopes and fears of soldiers bound for war.
  283. Forty years after the portuguese Carnation Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On the eve of April 25, 1974, Portuguese society was smouldering from contradictions accumulated in half a century of dictatorship. At the heart of these contradictions was a war that lasted thirteen years, to hold on to the African colonies of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe. This conflict conditioned the whole of national life, because of the social suffering caused by the mobilization of two hundred thousand men, a tenth of the working population (a human cost equivalent to twice that of Vietnam), because of the wave of migration driven by hunger and the war, and because of the impossibility of a military solution, the only one contemplated by the regime.
  284. 40 years ago: the grandeur and the limits of the Portuguese Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Portuguese Revolution plunged its roots in the crisis of the Salazar regime. A fascist dictatorship based on a reactionary ideology which would serve as inspiration for the Vichy regime, the Estado novo (“New State”) presents original features in comparison with the fascist regimes of Mussolini and Hitler, features that help to explain both its longevity and its weakness at the moment of its crisis in the early 1970s.
  285. Forward to a mass workers’ party in Southern Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The conference of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), held in December 2013, was indisputably a momentous occasion in the struggle in South Africa. It epitomizes an extraordinary separation not only from the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest organisation of conservative ‘black’ nationalism, but also from the South African Communist Party (SACP), one of the last so-called communist parties from the Soviet era.
  286. A Fossil Fuel Exit Program 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A complete transition away from fossil fuels is necessary within a few decades. The question is how to construct an exit strategy that will accomplish this. James Hansen has provided a starting point for a realistic climate-change exit strategy.
  287. Fracking Hell
    The environmental costs of the new US gas drilling boom

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    The gas stored in the Marcellus Shale formation is the subject of desperate drilling to secure US domestic energy supplies. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is the focus of a bitter dispute over environmental damage and community rights.
  288. Fracking is the death spasm of a defunct economic order
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Political support for fracking is not just about energy, writes Paul Mobbs. It reflects the greater ecological and resource crisis at the root of our current economic woes - and only postpones the essential shift to a new kind of economy.
  289. Freak Out
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    This qirky and fascinating documentary employs interviews, animation, archiwal footage and reenactment to reveal the untold story of the origins of the counter-culture movement that started over 100 years ago with a group of radical thinkers in Monte Verita in Switzerland.
  290. Free and Accessible Transit Now
    Toward a Red-Green Vision for Toronto

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The free transit model makes public transit a right of all people, which would dramatically increase its use. While serving he vast majority of Torontonians and strengthening the public sector's role in meeting their needs, it would also address the special mobility requirements of the last mobile and most public-transit-dependent.
  291. Free Trade Explained In An Excellent Comic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are the latest in a long line of international free trade agreements. But why are they bad for the majority of people and the planet and what are the justifications given by politicians, economists and big corporations for pushing them? This fanstastic comic explains.
  292. Freedom...But to Do What?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Freedom. Everybody says freedom is such a very good thing that it's worth fighting for. But something so good and important deserves a clear meaning, no? Well, what is it?
  293. Freedom National
    The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Oakes revisits the process of emancipation and the forces behind the incentives and threats that eventually led to the end of slavery in the U.S.
  294. Freedom Summer, 50 Years After
    The Power of Stories

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In his memoir, Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers, Memories of Mississippi 1964-65, Jim Dann put to paper the stories from his time in Mississippi 50 years ago, working as a young college student for fifteen months in Sunflower County to establish Freedom Schools and to help register African-Americans to vote.
  295. Freedom Summer Remembered
    Interview with Walter Kaufman

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Walter Kaufman is a retired attorney, psychotherapist and former community college teacher living in Berkeley, California. He was a participant in the 1964 Freedom Summer, working in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Against the Current editor David Finkel interviewed him for the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer project.
  296. From Israel to ISIS
    Harper's 'Orwellian' Foreign Policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It’s getting difficult to remember a time when the Canadian Parliament actually tried to make principled decisions regarding foreign policy and our place in the community of nations.
  297. From Maoism to Trotskyism
    Recollections of a Participant

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In 1968, a massive movement of radical students in the U.S. was attracted to Maoism. By 1972, the movement had already ruptured and was rapidly dissipating. What happened?
  298. From Mass Strike to New Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Jeremy Brecher examines where and how mass strikes have progressed into the working class attempting to run society in its own interests and the lessons we can learn from them.
  299. From Somaly Mam to ''Eden'': How Sex Trafficking Sensationalism Hurts Sex Workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Most activists, regardless of ideology, are trying to do the right thing. But when it comes to human rights and sex work, doing the right thing is often much more complicated than calling the cops or donating 75 cents a day to a starving child on TV.
  300. From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of Sykes-Picot." This was a reference to the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement that marked the end of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of two zones of influence, British and French.
  301. The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years.
  302. The future is agroecology 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The way to a sustainable, people-centred agriculture lies in agroecology - farming based on ecological principles, taking account of the interdependence of all living things.
  303. The Future of Israel and the Decline of the American Empire
    The Wages of Hubris and Vengeance

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion of reality and inconsistent behaviour. Israeli Jews see and represent themselves as a chosen people and part of a superior Western civilization.
  304. G4S To End Israel Prison Contracts Following Protests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    G4S, the Anglo-Danish security contractor, has agreed to withdraw from prison work in Israel after activists disrupted the company annual general meeting for the second year in a row. The company is also under fire for ill-treatment of detainees in the UK, including the death of an Angolan man.
  305. Gary Webb: Vindicated
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Family Members of the Intrepid Investigative Journalist — Soon To Be Immortalized By An Upcoming Hollywood Movie — Share Their Story With The World.
  306. Gas company: Amazon tribes vulnerable to 'massive deaths'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Amazon tribes in Peru's rainforest are at risk of 'massive deaths' from new diseases to which they lack immunity, gas company Pluspetrol admits - as it tries to expand its Camisea gas project into a Reserve for isolated indigenous people.
  307. Gassing the American People
    Fracking Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Last year the World Health Organization said over 7 million people died from air pollution, making it the largest killer on the planet – killing almost 80 times more people in one year than died of poison gas over the 4 years of WWI.
  308. Gates Foundation 'feeds the world' with corporate agriculture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Gates Foundation is spending half a billion dollars a year to 'feed the world', most of it aimed at Africa. But as GRAIN discovers, it is imposing a model of high-tech, high-input 'green revolution' farming, complete with GMOs, agro-chemicals and a pro-business neoliberal agenda, all in in alliance with corporate agriculture.
  309. Gaza and the Press
    Dress the Gaza Situation Up All You Like, But the Truth Hurts

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The latest bloodbath in Gaza, which is being so graphically covered by journalists that our masters and our media are suffering a new experience: not fear of being called anti-Semitic, but fear of their own television viewers and readers – ordinary folk so outraged by the war crimes committed against the women and children of Gaza that they are demanding to know why, even now, television moguls and politicians are refusing to treat their own people like moral, decent, intelligent human beings.
  310. Gaza Crisis: Far-Right Israelis Chant 'There's No School Tomorrow, There's No Children Left in Gaza!'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Right-wing Israelis have been filmed chanting "There's no children left there [in Gaza]" and "Gaza is a cemetery" in celebration of their military's attacks on Gaza.
  311. "Gaza is a graveyard," sing joyful Israeli youths
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé.”
  312. Gaza - is annexation Israel's 'permanent solution'?
    The real estate of Gaza would be an additional boon - and a highly valuable one, releasing 365 square kilometres of prime development land,

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As Israel pursues its war on Gaza with ever-increasing ferocity, and with 25% of Gaza's people forced from their homes, what's the final objective? It's unthinkable that Israel's aim is to 'cleanse' the territory of its people, seize its vast gas reserves, and annex some of the Med's hottest real estate. Isn't it?
  313. Gaza: Israel bombs water and sewage systems
    If this situation continues Gaza residents will be subjected to a humanitarian crisis even worse than the immediate one of trying to survive

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel's armed forces have destroyed vital water and sewage infrastructure in their bombing campaign of the besieged territory. This constitutes a severe breach of the 1977 Protocol to the 1949 Geneva Conventions on the part of Israel and all those conceiving, planning, ordering and perpetrating the attacks.
  314. Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’
    The People Putting Innocents in Danger are the Israelis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the Second World War, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target. The ‘shield’ is not the human bodies surrounding the ‘guilty’ party, the shield is the clemency that mankind instinctively affords the innocent. The shield evaporates only when confronted by an enemy who is not merely a fellow solder locked in a power battle, but a psychopath unconcerned with the pain of others.
  315. Gaza: Israeli Soldiers Shoot and Kill Fleeing Civilians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes.
  316. Gaza: Israel's $4 billion gas grab
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The purpose of Israel's escalating assault on Gaza is to control the Territory's 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas - and so keep Palestine poor and weak, gain massive export revenues, and avert its own domestic energy crisis. If Palestinians develop their own gas resources, the resulting economic transformation could in turn fundamentally increase Palestinian clout.
  317. Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' to those that survive the bombardment now under way.
  318. Gaza: Whole Villages Have Been Wiped Off the Map
    A VIsit to Khuza'a

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    I’m writing now from my home, but I still feel dizzy from shock and nauseated by the sights and smells on my visit to Khan Younis and Khuza’a.
  319. Gaza’s Torment, Israel’s Crimes, Our Responsibilities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behavior is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one. When Israel is on “good behavior,” more than two Palestinian children are killed every week, a pattern that goes back over 14 years. The underlying cause is the criminal occupation and the programs to reduce Palestinian life to bare survival in Gaza, while Palestinians are restricted to unviable cantons in the West Bank and Israel takes over what it wants, all in gross violation of international law and explicit Security Council resolutions, not to speak of minimal decency.
  320. Gazonto
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    What would Israel's attack on Gaza in 2014 look like if it took place in Toronto?
  321. Genetic Testing of Citizens Is a Backdoor into Total Population Surveillance by Governments and Companies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The new Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in England, Simon Stevens, was recently reported arguing that the NHS must be transformed to make people’s personal genetic information the basis of their treatments.
  322. German police declare parts of Hamburg "no-go zone"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Early Saturday morning, police in the northern German city of Hamburg declared the entire district of St. Pauli and large parts of Altona, Eimsbuettel and Sternschanze to be a "no-go zone." The announcement of such a broad "no-go area" is unprecedented in German post-war history. In such areas police officers are entitled to arbitrarily check and search any individual and demand they leave the zone.
  323. Germany and Britain: Memory and Myopia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ernst Barlach was one of Germany's great expressionist artists of the early twentieth century. A virulent nationalist in the run-up to the First World War, Barlach found that his experience of the Western Front stripped him of his jingoism. Much of his subsequent work explored the sorrow and suffering that he saw as the human condition.
  324. Ghana's farmers battle "Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ghana's government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers' ancient 'seed freedom' to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties - while giving corporate breeders a blanket exemption from seed regulations. But the farmers are fighting back.
  325. The Global Battle for Free Speech
    WikiLeaks: Bringing the First Amendment to the World

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since 2011, waves of global uprisings have been erupting as never before. The crisis of representation helped spawn decentralized movements as a manifestation of people’s aspiration to take the reins of their own destinies. For many, the presumption of legitimacy of their governments has been crumbling. What triggered this widespread global crisis? WikiLeaks was a game changer. Their publication of disclosed documents along with established media reaction showed the true face of liberal institutions and the waning effectiveness of the politics of representation.
  326. Global Health Watch 4
    An Alternative World Health Report

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Global Health Watch, now in its fourth edition, is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health and healthcare. It covers a range of issues that currently impact on health, including the present political and economic architecture in a fast-changing and globalized world; a political assessment of the drive towards Universal Health Coverage; broader determinants of health, such as gender-based violence and access to water; stories of struggles, actions and change; and a scrutiny of a range of global institutions and processes. It integrates rigorous analysis, alternative proposals and stories of struggle and change to present a compelling case for a radical transformation of the way we approach actions and policies on health.
  327. Global inequality, illustrated, described, explained
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Global inequality depitcted through images and quotes.
  328. Globalizing Gaza 
    How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare"

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    At the same time as it engages in repeated massive military assaults on a primarily civilian popuation in Gaza, Israel is also engaged in an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law by a highly coordinated team of Israeli lawyers, military officers, PR people and politicians. It is an effort not only to get Israel off the hook for massive violations of human rights and international law, but to help other governments overcome similar constraints when they embark as well on “asymmetrical warfare,” “counterinsurgency” and “counter-terrorism” against peoples resisting domination. It is a campaign that Israel calls “lawfare” and had better be taken seriously by us all.
  329. Glyphosate found in breast milk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A pilot study of American mothers' milk has found levels of the herbicide glyphosate around 1,000 times higher than allowed in European drinking water. Campaigners are demanding a ban on the use of glyphosate on food crops.
  330. Glyphosate is a disaster for human health
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Extensive, long running evidence for the cancer-causing effects of glyphosate, and other toxic impacts, have been ignored by regulators. Indeed as the evidence has built up, permitted levels in food have been hugely increased.
  331. GMOs show 'substantial non-equivalence'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    New studies document substantial differences of GM maize and GM soybean from their non-GM counterparts, writes Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji - exposing a permissive regulatory regime that has failed miserably in protecting public health and safety.
  332. God's plan for climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    How, and why, does the US Right and its evangelical 'Christian' wing campaign for mal-education, ignorance, corporate dominance, and the profligate consumption of fossil fuels?
  333. Good for the gander? As Alaska warms, a goose forgoes a 3,300-mile migration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Scientists have documented that increasing numbers of black brant are skipping that far southern migration and staying in Alaska instead. Fewer than 3,000 wintered in Alaska before 1977. In recent years, however, more than 40,000 have remained north, with as many as 50,000 staying there last year, during the most ice-free winter that Izembek had seen in more than a decade.
  334. Google doesn't want you to limit its ability to follow you around the internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Behind our screens, tech companies are racing to extract a price for what we read and watch on the web: our personal information.
  335. Great moments in satire: a love note to the haters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An article by Hugh Goldring about Great Moments in Leftism, a comic strip that highlights the often absurd nature of the radical left.
  336. The Great Schism
    Socialism and War in 1914

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This article sketches the limitations of Second International Marxism before outlining the strengths and weaknesses of Lenin’s alternative.
  337. The Great Spreadsheet Blunder
    Reinhart and Rogoff: One Year Later

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It has been a bit more than a year since the Excel Spreadsheet error that shook the world. For those who may have missed it, in April of 2013, Thomas Herndon, a University of Massachusetts graduate student in economics, found an error in the calculations of Harvard Professors Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff on the relationship between government debt and economic growth.
  338. Greece 1940s: A Revolution Betrayed
    Fruits of Stalinist Class Collaboration

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The sharp polarization of Greek society has brought the memories of the Civil War in the 1940s, where workers and peasants under the leadership of the Communist Party (KKE) opposed the Greek ruling class. Seven decades later, these events remain a living part of the consciousness of the working class.
  339. Grieving the children of Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Through all the turmoil of these last weeks and months I have been tortured by thoughts of children, Jewish children, Palestinian children, Syrian, Iraqi children – all those who most innocently of all, and most grievously of all, are the victims of the Middle East Madness.
  340. Guernica, 1937 / Gaza, 2014
    Only the Insignias Change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    I invoke the Guernica example, not for spurious comparison or analogy, but because its occurrence is inscribed in the very DNA of modern historical oppression, in this case possessing precisely the same elements of overwhelming force on a largely defenseless population, in this case, having less to do with stopping rockets than a) terrorizing a people into abject submission, and b) testing out aerial warfare to soften an enemy and perhaps even clear the way for ground action—beyond consolidating settlement gains in the territories, also serving notice on Iran and whomever else (viz., Arab democracy) is viewed as a real or potential threat down the road.
  341. Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export?
    Follow the Oiltanking Trail

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The U.S. Senate failed to get the necessary 60 votes to approve the northern leg of TransCanada‘s KeystoneXL pipeline, but incoming Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already promised it will get another vote when the GOP-dominated Senate begins its new session in 2015.
  342. Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet
    Is GCHQ awesome and 100% legal?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, “amplif[y]” sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor video content judged to be “extremist.”
  343. The Half Has Never Been Told 
    Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    A sweeping, authoritative history of the expansion of slavery in America, showing how forced migrations radically altered the nation's economic, political, and cultural landscape.

  344. Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly pursued by private equity investors. In the long term, this dynamic could speed up the already fast-consolidating U.S. food industry, with broad ramifications for both human and environmental health.
  345. Hamas Rocket Launches Don't Explain Israel's Gaza Destruction -- Israeli Forces' Manipulated Figures and Fake Evidence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being launched from very near civilian structures.
  346. Harper government silences pain of Gazan children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This past summer Israel's advanced military bombarded the tiny, impoverished and overpopulated Gaza Strip for a third time in six years...Nowhere was safe as schools, hospitals and mosques were targeted...Ignoring pleas from hospitals, health-care workers, the Ontario government and a petition by over 40,000 Canadians, his government refuses to grant the 100 visas Dr. Abuelaish needs.
  347. Harper, The Ottawa Shooter, and Selling of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The sensationalized media coverage of the police and military responses to the violent actions of one or more shooters in the Canadian capital of Ottawa Canada on Oct. 22 was truly global in scope. Among the newspa