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Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information: Malicious Government Prosecution
Geovanis, Chris
Article
2013
The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Free Information: His Blood is on the Hands of the US Government
Martin, Abby
Article
2015
It’s been just over two years since computer prodigy Aaron Swartz took his own life. He was the target of a merciless witch-hunt by the Department of Justice, ultimately choosing death over 35 years b...
Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Information Freedom: They Can't Stop the Movement
Lopez, Alfredo
Article
2013
Aaron Swartz was a target of a deliberately vicious, sadistic government campaign in which the federal government wanted to make his pain an example to the entire progressive techie community. What's ...
Alternative Library Literature 1986-1987
Berman, Sanford & Danky, James P.
Book
1988
An anthology of writings about alternative literature and sources and producers of alternative literature, as well as about libraries themselves, and about what is happening within libraries to make t...
Alternative Materials in Libraries
Book
1982
Handbook with extensive bibliographies. What, where, how and why to buy Alternative and small press publications for libraries - also useful for individuals and bookstore.
Banamex v. Narco News Precedent Protects WikiLeaks, Too
Article
2010
The story – one that defines the times we live in - has been going on for a while now: State power (and that includes private-sector “states” such as corporations and commercial media organizations) c...
The Boy Who Could Change the World
Article
2016
Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
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 historie...
Culture Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1989
Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly ...
E-Commerce vs. E-Commons: Communications in the public interest
Moll, Marita; Shad, Leslie Regan (eds.)
Book
2001
From privacy issues to intellectual property, from universal access to union activism, these essays challenge the rush to deregulate and disconnect communications from the public interest.
Information Terrorists?: The Vile Campaign Against Julian Assange and Wikileaks
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
WikiLeaks is under concerted attack from the US government. Also under attack by the US government is the whole idea of freedom of thought and of information. It needs to be clearly understood that th...
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Kill The Messengers: Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Bourrie, Mark
Book
2015
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.
Meet the Robin Hood of Science
Oxenham, Simon
Article
2016
The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from ...
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
The More Information The Less Knowledge
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1995
While our short-term quest for knowledge must be related to the immediate problems of saving society from environmental and economic collapse, the long-term goals of learning more about humanity's pla...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016: Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Questioning Technology: A Critical Anthology
Zerzan, John; Carnes, Alice (ed.)
Book
1988
A collection of essays laying out the case for thinking critically about technology.
The Secret Secret: Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2010
Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret pri...
Sources.com: Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
The SOURCES SELECT Online Story
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
A history and overview of SOURCES SELECT ONLINE, the online information resource for journalists, editors, and writers.
The Truth Will Always Win
Assange, Julian
Article
2010
In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government". The swirling storm around WikiLeaks t...
U.S. Intelligence planned to destroy Wikileaks
Article
2010
This document is a classifed (SECRET/NOFORN) 32 page U.S. counterintelligence investigation into WikiLeaks. ``The possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the U.S. govern...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, a...
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Working to promote freedom of expression. CCPJ's main project is the IFEX Clearing House which operates an Action Alert Network and disseminates information on freedom of the press to organizations an...
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...
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...
Freedominfo.org
This site is a one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around t...
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
An association of Canadians who share a commitment to expanding the quality and quantity of Canadian programming on our nation's airwaves.
Panos London
Panos London promotes the participation of poor and marginalised people in national and international development debates through media and communication projects. We are part of the worldwide Panos N...
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 ...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Woodgreen Community Centre
Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for all people of East Toronto.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

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...
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
INTERPOL is the world's largest international police organization, with 187 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police cooperation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services wh...
Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital f...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing and disseminating information to help journalists, editors and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background information and comment on a wide...
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

Campus Activism Against NSA Spying is Growing Fast
Claser, April
2014
EFF has been on the road, traveling to cities and towns across the country to bring our message of digital rights and reform to community and student groups. And while we had the tremendous opportunit...
Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age
Wright, Alex
2014
The first English- language biography of Paul Otlet.
EFF to Librarian of Congress: Let Car Owners Look Under the Hood
Walsh, Kit
2014
The reach of copyright law has expanded so far that it now threatens people's ability to repair their own cars and protect them against malware. Yesterday, EFF launched a legal campaign to fend off th...
Science for Peace Opposes Cancellation of the Long-Form Census
Sources News Release
2010
The decision to cancel the long-form census represents an attack on evidence-based research and is undemocratic. Science for Peace urges the government to reverse the decision.
The Sources Select Online Story
Zwicker, Barrie
1995
In SOURCES SELECT Online (SSO) we attempt to provide true diversity: access to people in organizations large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit, from low-tech to high-tech, long-established to j...
Why Print and Online?
2006
Why does Sources still produce a print directory when all the information in Sources is available online for free?

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Wikileaks
Website
A Wikipedia-type site for untraceable document leaking and analysis whose goal is to assist people who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.