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Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
The Chatto Book of Dissent
Rosen, Michael; Widgery, David (eds.)
Chomsky, Noam
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States
Churchill, Ward; Wall, Jim Vander
Once-secret COINTELPRO documents (the acronym for Counter Intelligence Programs) tell of the FBI's tactics to discredit any organization that they percieved to be a threat to the status quo. Operatio...
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Dismantling Democracy: Stifling Debate and Dissent in Canada
An extensive dossier of the Harper government's attacks on democracy, debate, and dissent.
Empire Abroad, Empire At Home
Moser, Richard
The institutions and ideas U.S. elites used to project "full spectrum dominance" onto the global stage have eventually become part of the political order in the U.S. It is empire -- most of all -- tha...
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
The Future Belongs to the Blasphemers: A message from ex-Muslims to mark International Blasphemy Day
Some people believe that disagreeing with deeply held beliefs is hate. It is not. I want to remind you that many of the most powerful ideas, ideas that changed our world were once heretical. I want to...
Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy
Lapham, Lewis H.
Dissent is democracy. Democracy is in trouble. Never before, Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation. A call to action in defense of one of the most imp...
Germany East: Dissent and Opposition
Allen, Bruce
An overview of oppositional movements in East Germany, ranging from the 1953 insurrection to the oppositional movements of the 1908s.
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
#KMFace photos mock Kinder Morgan claim that facial expressions are a form of "assault"
Dharmarajah, Sindhu
Anti-pipeline protestors took to social media to post their best #KMFace, following Kinder Morgan's court case against residents this week, where the company's lawyer stated that the protestors' angry...
Libel Law is dangerous
Writers to Reform the Libel Law
Libel laws threaten freedom of speech.
A Marxist History of the World part 99: 1968 - the long sleep ends
Faulkner, Neil
The long sleep of the post-war period was brought to an end in 1968, as revolts erupted across the developed world.
News and Dissent: The Press and The Politics of Peace in Canada
Hackett, Robert
Hackett digs deep into several issues that affect how we hear, read, and see what is reported to us, as well as who and what decide exactly what is it that we hear, read and see.
The Origin of America's Intellectual Vacuum
Hedges, Chris
A profile of Chandler Davis, a blacklisted mathematician who served six months in jail for refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent
Carey, Roane; Shainin, Jonathan (ed.)
A compilation of essays written by Israelis who oppose Israel's occupation of Palestine.
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Prison Journals of a Priest revolutionary
Berrigan, Philip
A collection of interviews, meditations and reflections on the current American prison system from the perspectives of past and current inmates. Berrigan, a political prisoner in Connecticut, shares t...
Re-Framing Dissent As Criminal Subversion: Paradigm Shift and Political Repression
Berlet, Chip
When our national security interests are perceived as threatened, secrecy becomes sacred, and the ends justify the means. Since the end of World War II, the techniques of political repression recur, b...
The Right to Offend
Bonbnell, Kenneth H.
Humans do have a right to offend other humans, especially in presenting dissent from the views with which many people seem to be very content. This includes those views called religious.
The Silencing of Political Dissent: How post-September 11 anti-terrorism measures threaten our civil liberties
Chang, Nancy
The author examines how the Bush administration's fight against terrorism is resulting in a disturbing erosion of First Amendment rights and increase of executive power.
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Sounds of dissent The politics of music: New Internationalist August 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The role of music in politics. Discusses how music has changed the world, and the pioneers in the world of political music.
Speaking the truth to Jews
Eisen, Paul
Many perfectly legitimate criticisms of Israeli policy are blanketed as attacks on Israel's right to self-defense and therefore as attacks on Israel's right to exist and, therefore themselves as anti-...
Spying 101: The RCMP's Secret Activities at Canadian Universities 1917 - 1997
Hewitt, Steve
If you attended a Canadian university in the past eighty years, it's possible that, unbeknownst to you, Canadian security agents were surveying you, your fellow students, and your professors for 'subv...
This Is What Complicity Looks Like: Palestine and the Silencing Campaign on Campus
Nadeau, Mary-Jo; Sears, Alan
The campaign to silence Palestine solidarity reaches its annual crescendo during Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW).
Unlawful Dissent: New Laws Around the Globe Don't Curb Inequity, They Undercut Social Protests and Gag Free Speech
Warnke, Brett
The state is increasingly encroaching upon dissent as social conditions worsen.
The Verso Book of Dissent: From Spartacus to the Shoe-Thrower of Bagdad
Hsiao, Andrew; Lim, Audrea (eds.)
An anthology presenting voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos.
Writing in an Age of Silence
Paretsky, Sara
Sara Paretsky explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that have informed her life and work, against the unparallelled repression of free speech and thought in the USA today.

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AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...

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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

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Will the government's counter-extremist programme criminalise dissent?
Kundnani, Arun
From 1 July, a broad range of public bodies - from nursery schools to optometrists - will be legally obliged to participate in the U.S. government’s Prevent policy to identify would-be extremists. Und...

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