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Connexions Library

Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Alternative Press Center
Organization
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
AlterNet
Website
Online news magazine and community featuring original journalism as well as material from many other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, hum...
The AT Reader: Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology
Carr, Marilyn
Book
1985
An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
Blueprint for a Green Economy
Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.
Book
1989
A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Book
1989
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
Critical Paths: Organizing on health Issues in the community
Keck, Jennifer; Dauphinais, Denriette; Lewko, John
Book
1989
A Decade of Gulf War Illness: Against The Current vol. 91
Ensign, Tod
Article
2001
The demon is back: Ten years after the U.S. air war began over Kuwait and Iraq on January 17, 1991, tens of thousands of sick Gulf War vets await treatment and/or compensation for chronic health probl...
Deformities, sickness and livestock deaths: the real cost of GM animal feed?: Deformities, Sickness and Livestock Death
Wasley, Andrew
Article
2013
Feeding animals a diet containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients or more specifically feed made from GM soya and sprayed with the controversial herbicide glyphosate is responsible for deformiti...
Doubt is their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health
Michaels, David (ed.)
Book
2008
Reveals how the tobacco industry's duplicitious tactics spawned a multimillion-dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards. Offers concrete, workable suggestions for how it can be res...
Equal Shares in Caring
Brotchie, Jane ; Hills, Dione
Article
1991
Fed Up
Soechtig, Stephanie
Film
2014
An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
Health and environmental victories for South African activists
Bond, Patrick
Article
2009
In South Africa, major advances in health and the environment during the 2000s were only won by social activists by removing the profit motive.
HealthSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
Home Sweet Home?: The Impact of Poor Housing on Health
Marsh, A; Gordon; Pantazis, C; Heslop, P
Book
The authors set out to research three topics: the link between overcrowding and respiratory and infectious diseases; how and if housing deprivation impacts on overall health and finally the link betw...
Income and Health
Quick, Allison ; Wilkinson, Richard
Book
1991
Mirage of Health: Utopias, Progress, and Biological Change
Dubos, Rene
Book
1959
Dubos attempts to show that while it may be comforting to imagine a life free of stresses and strains in a carefree world, this will remain an idle dream. Humans cannot hope to find another Paradise o...
Moral Threats and Dangerous Desires: AIDS in the News Media
Lupton, Deborah
Book
1994
"The mass media have played a key role in constructing public understandings of the epidemic. In the majority of instances, HIV-related disease has been presented as a condition affecting social and/o...
Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story
Colborn, Theo;Dumanoski, Dianne;Myers, John Peterson
Book
1996
The authors reveal in this work that chemicals in the environment have affected human reproductive patterns in a way that may threaten the survival of the species.
Out of Africa: A Migrant's Story: New Internationalist June 2005 - #379
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
An issue on the story of a nurse's return back to Kenya and the reason why she has worked so far away from home. Also, a discussion on a widespread crisis in international healthcare and the human co...
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
Poverty and Policy in Canada: Implications for Health and Qualityof Life
Raphael, Dennis
Book
2007
Raphael writes with authority on the problem of inequality and poverty in Canada. Income variability has increased while social assistance and minimum wages have not kept people up.
Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Bausell, R. Barker
Book
2009
Illustrates how the placebo effect conspires to make medical therapies appear to be effective - not just to consumers, but to therapists and poorly trained scientists as well. Explores this phenomeno...
Sugar The sugar trap: New Internationalist December 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look into sugar as a consumer product and its corporate globalization. Discusses trade and business of sugar, its history with slavery as well as its effects on the body.
Transforming Ourselves Transforming the World: An Open Conspiracy for Social Change
Murphy, Brian K.
Book
1999
Addresses society's pessimism about social change and provides a theoretical means and practice to overcome this fatalism.
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...
World Health Organization
Organization
The WHO is the United Nations' specialized agency for health, established inl 1948. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
Canadian Society for International Health
To facilitate education and research in international health through the mobilization of Canadian resources.
Center for Global Development
An independent, not-for-profit think tank that works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in the U.S. and other rich countries through rigorous research and active enga...
Childbirth by Choice Trust
To educate the public on the issues of birth control, abortion and family planning.
Citizens for Public Justice
CPJ is a national organization promoting justice in Canadian public affairs, responding politically to God's call for love toward our neighbour and responsibility for our environment. We use research,...
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
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...
Entr'@ide
Entr'@ide vous propose des ressources humanitaires du monde francophone: un annuaire de plus de 220 associations et des liens en rapport. Son objectif est d'aider … la communication entre les acteurs ...
Federation of Canadian Naturists
Established in 1985, this national non-profit organization promotes naturism/nudism in Canada and informs/represents the interests of Canadian naturist/nudist individuals, families, clubs, resorts and...
Health Action Network Society (HANS)
A membership-based consumer health organization; information resource centre on alternative health since 1982. Information collected and disseminated is in the realm of self-care, alternative medicine...
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS brings together churches and religious organziations to respond to issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join faith with action for social transformation.
Non-Smokers' Rights Association
To eliminate the discomfort, disease and risk of premature death caused by environmental tobacco smoke. As a preventive approach, the NSRA is committed to eliminating the tobacco epidemic through the ...
Ontario Public Health Association
To enhance the health of all the people of Ontario and to eliminate all preventable health problems.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Guelph
OPIRG is committed to providing students and community members with a socially meaningful outlet for their skills and a hands-on lesson in participatory democracy.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Ottawa
A student-based organization dedicated to research, education, and action for social change.
Ram's Horn
A watchdog report on food issues and the agribusiness industry.
Union Art Service
The Union Art Service is a co-operative of Canadian political cartoonists. The trade union and progressive publications across Canada that subscribe to the U. A. S. are sent a monthly package of carto...
Union of Ontario Indians
We serve the Anishinabek Nation as a political advocate and secretariat organization serving 43 First Nation communities. From the north shore of Lake Superior, around Lake Nipigon, Lake Huron, throug...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Offers a four-year, full-time professional program in naturopathic medicine. CCNM educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors (NDs) through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind,...
canfitpro
canfitpro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Founded in 1993, canfitpro delivers accessible, quality education, certifications, conferences, trade shows and membership services.
The Cochrane Collaboration/The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide. It produces and dissemin...
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
CEN-SAD was established in February 1998 by six countries, but since then its membership has grown to 28. One of its main goals is to achieve economic unity through the implementation of the free movement of people and goods in or...
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: * Support sustainable economic growth * Boost employment * Raise living standards * Maintain financ...
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
An independent voluntary association of rural physicians from across Canada, advocating for sustainable conditions for rural health-care workers, equitable access to health care for rural Canadians, and a National Rural Health Str...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

Sources Library

Many European Pesticide Approvals Are 'unlawful' Says EU Ombudsman
Latham, Jonathan
2016
Many current pesticides in the European Union appear to have been approved illegally the Ombudsman of the EU has said. This judgment was reached on Feb 22nd by the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, follow...
Medicine Wars Will Alternative and Mainstream Medicine Ever Be Friends
Seidman, Barry F.
2001
In the wake of dozens of new and complementary medicines flooding both the marketplace and some hospitals, which path will medicine take?
Social determinants of health
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions under which people live which determine their health.
Sources Select Health Experts
Health experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.

From the Connexions Archives

Health and Medicine - Are They Synonymous?
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
HealthWatcher.net Consumer Health Watchdog
Website
Web site which seek to expose quackeryand bogus practices in health care, including cancer quackery and diet scams.