Ethics

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The Affirmations of Humanism: A Statement of Principles
Article
1997
Principles of secular humanism.
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom
Perlman, Fredy
Article
1983
Fredy Perlman tells how encounters with racism in Central Europe, Bolivia and the U.S. heightened his perception and prepared him to denounce "American cheerleaders of Israel." He is astounded that po...
BBC defends reality show involving poor, dubbed 'Hunger Games'
Sweney,Mark
Article
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'.
The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients
Shah, Sonia
Book
This is a review on the rise of drug companies as well as the difficulties of medical research ethics. Shaw states that companies make more money developing drugs to treat American heatburn than malar...
Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
Book
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...
The Careerists
Hedges, Chris
Article
2012
The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colourless human beings.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
Book
2006
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism
Muhammad, Umair
Book
2014
Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
Lakoff, George
Book
2004
Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff al...
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...
The ethical work of Karl Marx
Rubel, Maximilien
Article
1982
If ethics is taken to be, on the one hand, the negation of bourgeois ideology and morality and, on the other, as the intellectual and practical anticipation of the humanist values which are to govern ...
Feminist Issues In Prostitution
Bromberg, Sarah
Article
The flawed reasoning behind the opposition to prostitution by (radical) feminists.
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
How green are your ethics?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2007
The assumption that underlies much of the discussion on carbon neutrality is that any activity that emits CO2 - and that means virtually every human activity - is something to apologise for. All human...
How Photography Can Destroy Reality
Orange, Michelle
Article
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...
Is Feminist Ethics Possible?
Code, Lorraine ; Ford, Maureen ; Martindale, Kathleen ; Sherwin, Susan ; Shogan, Debra
Book
1991
Lessons of Life and Death from Henry Spira: By Any Compromise Necessary?: Against The Current vol. 85
Hunter, Kim
Article
2000
A friend of Henry Spira once asked him why he left teaching in New York City, where he was successful and loved by the students, to go into the animal rights struggle. Spira said that humans were more...
Man for Himself: An Inguiry into the Psychology of Ethics
Fromm, Erich
Book
1969
Fromm reaffirms the validity of humanistic ethics, to show that our knowledge of human nature does not lead to ethical relativism but, on the contrary, to the conviction that the sources of norms for ...
The Modern Crisis
Bookchin, Murray
Book
Nature Heals: The Psychological Essays of Paul Goodman
Goodman, Paul; ed. by Taylor Stoehr
Book
1979
Adolescent sexuality, the nature of aggression, ethics, Freud, the psychology of artists, Reich, homosexuality -- large, important, and controversial issues like these fascinated Paul Goodman, and in ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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 forwar...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Paying for It: A Guide by Sex Workers for their Clients
Christina, Greta
Book
2004
A book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and former sex workers, about how to treat sex workers so they like you more and give you better service.
The Phenomenology of Mind
Hegel, G.W.F.
Book
1807
The birthplace and essence of Hegel's dialectic.
The Philosophy of Social Ecology: Essays on Dialectical Naturalism
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1990
Bookchin addresses questions such as 'What is nature?", "What is humanity's place in nature?", "What is the relationship of society to the natural world?"
Population Growth, Resource Consumption, and the Environment: Seeking a Common Vision for a Troubled World
Searle, Rick
Book
1995
This work looks at the problem of overpoplulation and the environment.
Private Profits vs Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...
Psychologists' Collusion in Ongoing Illegal Detentions: The Status Quo of Torture
Bond, Turdy; Eidelson, Roy; Olson, Brad; Soldz, Stephen
Article
2012
Questions for the APA Board Regarding Claims in James Risen's Book "Pay Any Price": Colluding With the CIA on Torture?
Coalition for ethical psychology
Article
2014
In his new book Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, James Risen, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter, documents apparent collaboration between (American Psychological Ass...
Radical Digressions 3
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2001
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Responsibility and Judgment
Arendt, Hannah
Book
The Responsibility of Intellectuals
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1967
It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and to expose lies.
Rethinking The Idea Of 'Christian Europe'
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
Looking to the traditional, moral and identity platform of Christianity in Europe.
Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Mahmood, Mona; O'Kane, Maggie; Madlena, Chavala; Smith, Teresa
Article
2013
The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurg...
Sex and Ethics
Goodman, Paul
Article
1963
In America, as it is at present, most behavior -- and this is not only in sexual matters -- has nothing to do with what one is or would normally desire or naturally desire, but what is pected of one o...
Socialist Register 1989: Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Strictly Legal: The Caronia Decision and a Culture of Mercantile Nihilism
Iglarsch, Hugh
Article
2013
The Caronia decision reveals an injustice system whose function is to provide legal cover for the excesses of the corporate elite. Caronia is a wake-up moment, announcing that the institutions and the...
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...
The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map
Franklin, Ursula; Swenarchuk, Michelle
Book
2006
A prominent Canadian peace activist discusses peace, technology, justice and women's issues in a collection of essays, speeches and unpublished musings.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Ark II - The Animal Rights Kollective
To promote and protect the rights of all animals and foster their individual liberties through direct action, political action, and public awareness campaigns. Our goal is to abolish all forms of crue...
Canadian Environmental Network
The Canadian Environmental Network is a neutral conduit for communications between 1500+ environmental groups in Canada. Nine regional networks also provide more regionally based networking services.
Center for Public Integrity
The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable.
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Conscience Canada
Inform, educate and encourage action about freedom of conscience, guaranteed in Constitution, specifically to build a more peaceful world, by directing war taxes to peace.
Dying With Dignity
To improve the quality of dying for all Canadians in accordance with their own wishes, values and beliefs.
EarthSave Canada
EARTHSAVE CANADA is a Vancouver-based registered charity. We advocate the move towards a more whole food, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward animal...
International Humanist and Ethical Union
IHEU is the world union of over 100 Humanist, rationalist, secular, ethical culture, atheist and freethought organizations in more than 40 countries. Our mission is to represent and support the global...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the e...
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PETA's goal is a cruelty-free world for all of the earth's inhabitants.
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, as well as the right to inform the public and to be informed, in ...
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...
World Federalists of Canada
We view the world as one society embracing all of humanity in its diversity. We affirm that the ideals and principles of community life which are basic to civilized existence can and must be applied t...
World Society for the Protection of Animals -- Canada
A non-profit, international organization working for the prevention of cruelty to, and the protection of, all animals.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Canadian Franchise Association
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With over 600 corporate members representing many of Canada's best-known brands and 40,000 franchisees nation-wide, CFA is the indispen...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
World Tourism Organization
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical sou...

Sources Library

Can the Sciences Help Us to Make Wise Ethical Judgments?
Kurtz, Paul
2004
Scientific knowledge has a vital, if limited, role to play in shaping our moral values and helping us to frame wiser judgments. Ethical values are natural and open to examination in the light of evide...
Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom, Brussels Declaration
Sources News Release
2009
Brussels Declaraton on Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom.
Golden Rule Chronology
Gensler, Harry J.
This chronology gives some important events about the golden rule ("Treat others as you want to be treated").
IFJ Conference: Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom
Sources News Release
2009
What is women's representation in the news management? How do women journalists make their way in today's media changes? What role can journalists unions play in promoting gender equality? How can med...
IFJ Launches Website to Promote Ethical Journalism Initiative Campaign
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today launched a new website to promote its Ethical Journalism Initiative (EJI) Campaign about making core values of journalism an integral part i...
Journalism ethics and standards
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Man's Search for Himself
How we can find a centre of strength within ourselves
May, Rollo
1953
May examines the nueroses affliciting modern men and women in the age of anxiety.
Marketing Ethics
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The area of applied ethics which deals with the moral principles behind the operation and regulation of marketing.
Morals and the Media
Ethics in Canadian Journalism
Russell, Nick
1994
Russell focuses on the fundamental moral questions and ethical dilemmas faced by journalists and discusses how the media both reflect and influence society.
Philosophy & Ethics Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to philosophy and ethics in the Sources directory for the media.
Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show
Daley,Paul
2015
Indigenous Australians are calling for the objects on show at the British Museum's new exhibition to be returned.

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Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.