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  1. Against the Current
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1986
    Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
  2. The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1952
    A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
  3. Bogus, Misdirected and Effective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Tea Party movement is steeped in misinformation and denial. But it has a lot to teach the left.
  4. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
  5. The Case for Grassroots Archives 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  6. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 2 - May 1982 - Canada-Latin America/Le Canada-L'Amerique Latine

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
  7. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1992
  8. Critique of Nonviolent Politics 
    From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 2002
    Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social movements." He says that nonviolence theory "is troubled by moral dogma and mechanical logic."
  9. Educating for a Change
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    For the authors of Ecuating for a Change, genuine democracy does not happen solely through our political and educational work. Democratic processes and practices are essential elements in achieving a truly participatory society. The books offers theory and practical tools for consciously applying the principles of democratic practice to daily work.
  10. The Emergence of the Canadian Working Class Movement
    1845-1875

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
  11. Fighting for Hope 
    Organizing to Realize Our Dreams

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Detailed information and advice on how to organize a group for social change.
  12. From Dictatorship to Democracy 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002   Published: 2010
    A short, serious introduction to nonviolent struggle, its applications, and strategic thinking. Based on pragmatic arguments, this piece presents nonviolent struggle as a realistic alternative to war and other violence in acute conflicts. It also contains a glossary of important terms and recommendations for further reading.
  13. Gandhi's Truth
    On the origins of militant nonviolence

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
  14. Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada
    Third Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1988
    See also CX2933.
  15. Global Thoughts, Local Actions
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1985
    A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
  16. How People Get Power
    Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
  17. How to Light a Prairie Fire
    The Spell Can be Broken

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    If there's one thing I think many people need to understand, it is this: sustained mass movements rarely happen unless many of the participants believe they might win.
  18. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  19. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution 
    Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
  20. Long Way From Home 
    The story of the Sixties generation in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circumstances.
  21. Marxists Internet Archive 
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  22. Mayhem, Murder and Manipulation - Mexico in Turmoil
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Mexican police attacked activists and residents in the town of San Salvador Atenco in the State of Mexico in early May, killing one, injuring scores, and jailing over 200. The police attack on Atenco followed a violent police assault on striking steelworkers in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán that left two dead and several severely injured. Local residents believe that the Fox government was taking revenge on Atenco activists for their success four years ago in blocking the construction of a new airport.
  23. Nader, Greens and Socialists
    Against The Current vol. 91

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Blaming Ralph Nader for Bush is like blaming the abolitionists for slavery. The Greens ran Nader to end corporate oligarchy, not to support one wing of the oligarchy as a lesser evil against the other wing. Nevertheless, the Democrats, their liberal satellite organizations, and the corporate media are playing the blame game for all it is worth.
  24. New group urges progressives to build 'One Big Campaign' to take on Harper
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A campaign urging Canadian social activist groups to work together under one massive umbrella to take on the Harper regime and his right-wing supporters was officially launched today.
  25. 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.
  26. Organising Things
    A Guide to Successful Political Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A comprehensive guide to practical political action, packed with information and handy checklists.
  27. 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.
  28. Political Indifferentism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1873
  29. The Politics of Nonviolent Action 
    Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of nonviolent protest and persuasion, non-cooperation (social, economic and political) and nonviolent intervention.
  30. Pragmatics Of Community Organization - First Edition
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Information on how to plan action, how to organize meetings, how to train participants for action, how to negotiate, and how to end a particular exercise in community organization.
  31. Revolution in the Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
  32. Right-Wing Harassment Strategy Against Dems Detailed In Memo
    'Yell,' 'Stand Up And Shout Out,' 'Rattle Him'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  33. Rosa Luxemburg 
    Selected Political Writings

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
  34. SDS 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutional resistance to revolutionary activism, and its ultimate impact on American politics and life.
  35. The Sixties 
    Years of Hope, Days of Rage

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical context.
  36. Slumming It At the Rodeo
    The Cultural Roots of Canada's Right-Wing Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    Are the Federal Reform Party's Manning, Ontario's Harris and Alberta's Klein the struttin' cowboy champions of direct democracy? Or just sell- outs to the private sector? Laird tackles these questions.
  37. Socialism and Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1973
    Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and parliamentary institutions that its decay often does not become apparent to us until those institutions have been either brushed aside or reduced to a purely decorative role.
  38. The Socialist Register 1975
    Volume 12: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1975
  39. Traite du Savoir-Vivre for the Occupy Wall Street Generations 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Once upon a time, twenty thousand people descended on Wall Street, the capitol of capital, occupied it nonviolently, and won exactly what they demanded. This is not a fairy tale. It really happened. This is the story of how it happened.
  40. Uncovering the Sixties
    Life and Times of the Undergound Press

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered themselves in print.
  41. The Unknown Dimension 
    European Marxism Since Lenin

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    The radical intellectual tradition of European post-Leninist Marxism, so different from the dogma of the orthodox leftist parties, is an unknowwn dimension. This anthology sets out to recover this Marxist tradition and to restore the centrality of Marxist revolutionary thought and practice.

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