Equality

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Addressing the Violence: My Roadmap to Peace
El Sarraj, Eyad
Article
2007
In order for peace to set sail there should be some guiding principles. The most important is equality. This is not to say that the conflict is between two equals. Overwhelming Israeli power and uncon...
Against multiculturalism
Malik, Kenan
Article
2002
Multiculturalism is an authoritarian, anti-human outlook. True political progress requires not recognition but action, not respect but questioning, not the invocation of the Thought Police but the for...
All cultures are not equal
Malik, Kenan
Article
2002
A common thread binds contemporary Western radicalism and fundamentalist Islam. On the surface the two seem poles apart: fundamentalists loathe Western decadence, Western radicals fear Islamic presump...
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Art and Sexual Politics: Why Have There No Great Women Artists?
Hess, Thomas B.; Baker, Elizabeth C.
Book
1973
Examines cultural and ideological biases about female artists
Beyond a Boundary - 50th anniversary
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
This year marks the 50th anniversary of CLR James’ wonderful, groundbreaking work Beyond a Boundary. Beyond a Boundary blends politics and memoir, history and journalism, biography and reportage, in a...
Canadian Feminism And The Law: The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund and the Pursuit of Equality
Razack, Sherene
Book
1991
The author gives a fascinating and informative look at the efforts of the Legal Education and Action Fund, a Feminist-Activist organization for the struggle to effect an egalitarian society through Ch...
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
The changing meaning of race
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
If the proverbial anthropologist from Mars were to land in Britain today, he would probably regard us as schizophrenics when it comes to the question of race. He would find a population within which t...
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
Fatah, Tarek
Book
2008
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Critical Perspectives on the Constitution: Volume 2
Martin, Robert
Book
1985
This collection includes essays on collective rights, resistance to patriation by First Nations chiefs, and Quebec education reform.
Democracy Against Capitalism
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Book
1995
Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
Ecology as Politics
Gorz, Andre
Book
1980
Socialism is no better than capitalism if it makes use of the same tools. The total domination of nature inevitably entails a domination of people by the techniques of domination.
The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1982
Bookchin's synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, cons...
Equal Shares in Caring
Brotchie, Jane ; Hills, Dione
Article
1991
Equality: New Internationalist January/February 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look at theories on the thought of equality and its progress in society.
Equality for Women?
Article
David Irving's toxic views.
Equality Program
Article
1989
Flying Without A Net: The "Economic Freedom" of Working Canadians in 2000
Brown, Amanda; Stanford, Jim
Book
2000
Reports on a project to construct a quantitative index summarizing the multi-dimensional economic status of working people in Canada, based on variations in 14 different component indicators of econom...
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Mann, Charles. C.
Book
2005
A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
Free Speech For Me - But Not For Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other
Hentoff, Nat
Book
1992
Hentoff is a passionate believer in free speech who recognizes that if speech is truly to be free, we must protect the expression even of ideas we abhors. He catalogues with equal disapproval the effo...
Getting the Balance Right: Gender Equality in Journalism
Article
2009
Gender equality in journalism.
Healthy Change: Towards Equality in Health
Hogg, Christine
Book
1991
Inequalities in the length of life lived and the extent of disease as experienced by different social classes speaks to the more general inequalities of Western civilisation. GPs, hospitals and local...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Main Currents of Marxism: Volume 1: The Founders
Kolakowski, Leszek
Book
1978
Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
Book
1965
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
Married to Another Man: Israel's Dilemma in Palestine
Karmi, Ghada
Book
2007
Karmi argues that Israel has never been able to solve the original and unresolved Zionist quandary of how to create and maintain a Jewish state in a land inhabited by another people. She maintains tha...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
No-Nonsense Guide to Equality
Dorling, Danny
Book
2012
A wide-ranging exploration of why inequality persists and what can be done about it.
The Olga Document: For Truth and Reconciliation, For Equality and Partnership
Article
2004
A document written in a series of meetings in Givat Olga, Israel, and titled after the location, The Olga Document. Advoctes coexistence of the peoples of this country, based on mutual recognition, e...
On Revolution
Arendt, Hannah
Book
1963
Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
Kovel, Joel
Book
2007
Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a 'state-sponsored racism' fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. Only a...
A People's Manifesto: Let's Roll Back Austerity and Claim Real Democracy!: Urgent common priorities for a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe
Article
2013
Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, looking into the abyss. Austerity policies drive the peoples of Europe into poverty, undercut democracy and dismantle social policies. Rising inequalities end...
The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke
Macpherson, C.B.
Book
1970
A fundamental reinterpretation of political theory from Hobbes to Locke which emphasizes the role of liberal political theory in justifying the appropriation of property to private ownership.
Race and Class: Paris to New Orleans: Against The Current vol. 120
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
It turns out that the city of lights and city of jazz have a lot in common. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and militant explosions in the suburbs of Paris expose the underbelly of racism and class...
Race and Class: The Wealth Gap: Against The Current vol. 88
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
Politicians and government officials point to the historic low unemployment level in the Black community as signs of a strong economy and a future where whites and African Americans will finally have ...
Race, pluralism and the meaning of difference
Malik, Kenan
Article
1998
Far from establishing a critique of racial thinking, the politics of difference appropriates many of its themes and reproduces the very assumptions upon which racism has historically been based. Most ...
Racism and Structural Solutions: Against The Current vol. 135
McCarthy, Michael A.
Article
2008
When Barack Obama raised the specter of race in a March 18 speech that went far beyond what one would expect from the Democratic Party, some of us on the left were hopeful. Since the 1970s, race-speec...
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
The Real Value of Diversity
Malik, Kenan
Article
2002
The real failure of multiculturalism is its failure to understand what is valuable about cultural diversity. There is nothing good in itself about diversity. It is important because it allows us to co...
Religion and the Rise of Labor and Black Detroit: Against The Current vol. 134
Higbee, Mark
Article
2008
Historians and other scholars have given Detroit plentiful attention, including some very important books, yet in this vital new study Angela Dillard manages to approach the Motor City’s past in sever...
Revolution Re-Assessed: Politics of Human Liberation
Article
1980
The political objectives and beliefs of the Australian-based Libertarian Socialist Organisation.
Selfish Activism or Equal Rights for All?
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1993
The separatist agendas of women, gays, black and disabled activists are divisive, and undermine the campaign for equality.
SNCC: The New Abolitionists
Zinn, Howard
Book
1964
An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Socialist Thought: A Documentary History
Fried, Albert; Sanders, Ronald (eds.)
Book
1964
An anthology of important documents in the history of European socialist thought, from pre-revolutionary France to the 1950s.
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Book
2008
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...
Thinking About Equality: Against The Current vol. 153
Smaldone, Bill
Article
2011
Back in 1937, as fascism seemed poised to seize power in much of Europe, George Orwell noted in A Road to Wigan Pier that a “genuinely revolutionary socialism” would have no chance of reversing the ti...
Thoughts on a Timely Narrative for the Left
Klein; Dieter
Article
2012
"Without a story every battle is lost”, formulated the authors of the Wu Ming group, whose name demonstrators in Rome had on their shields which protected them from the police clubs. With the naming o...
Unequal Freedoms: The Global Market as an Ethical System
McMurtry, John
Book
1998
McMurtry's central argument in this work is the global market can be an ethical thing if a civil commons is put into place. The civil commons is a economic system in which individuals, not a handful o...
Women's rights: What have men got to do with it?: New Internationalist November 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look at the relations between men and women dealing with equality.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

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...
KenanMalik.com
Kenan Malik's home page. See also blog at http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com. Academically, my main areas of interest are the history of ideas; the history and philosophy of science; the philosophy of m...
LindaMcQuaig.com
The website of writer Linda McQuaig.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Organization for Women's Liberation - Iran
Organisation for Women's Liberation (OWL) was built on 14th December 2002 in direct response to the growing women's movement in Iran for equality and liberation The contemporary history of women's mov...
Winchevsky Centre (Morris Winchevsky School)
The Winchevsky Centre is a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering intergenerational cultural and educational opportunities emphasizing Jewish history and traditions. Programs reflect a s...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Fair Vote Canada
Representing over 55,000 Canadians, Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots, multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting reform. We promote the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of g...
Organization of the Islamic Conference
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voic...
Pacific Islands Forum
The Pacific Islands Forum, formerly the South Pacific Forum until a name change in October 2000, was founded in August 1971 and comprises 16 independent and self-governing states in the Pacific. The Forum is the region's premier p...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...

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ARTICLE 19 launches the Camden Principles on Freedom of Expression and Equality
Sources News Release
2009
ARTICLE 19 has launched The Camden Principles on Freedom of Expression and Equality, a ground-breaking document that will guide legislators, policy-makers and civil society in balancing the rights to ...
Equality & Equity Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to equality issues and equity in the Sources directory for the media.

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New Democracy Internet site
Website
Supports a democratic revolution to overthrow corporate capitalism, but opposes socialism. Features short articles on labour issues, the deficit, education.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.