Organizations & Movements formed 1900-1949

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Anti-nuclear movement: Connexipedia Article
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A international movement against the use of nuclear power and nuclear weapons.
Bolshevik Party: Entry in the Marxists Internet Archive Glossary
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The Bolshevik party led the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Bruderhof Communities: Connexipedia Article
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Christian religious communities with branches in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania in the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia.
Catholic Worker Movement: Connexipedia Article
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A collection of autonomous communities of Catholics and their associates founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933.
Communist Workers International: Connexipedia Article
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Founded around the Manifesto of the Fourth Communist International, published by the Communist Workers' Party of Germany (KAPD) in 1921.
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A political coalition of progressive, socialist and labour forces anxious to establish a political vehicle capable of bringing about economic reforms to improve the circumstances of those suffering th...
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation: Connexipedia Article
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A Canadian political party founded in 1932 in Calgary by a number of socialist, farm, co-operative and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. In 1944, it became the government of Sas...
Dutch resistance: Connexipedia Article
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Dutch resistance to the Nazi occupation during World War II.
East York Workers' Association: Connexipedia article
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2017
The East York Workers' Association (EYWA) was an unemployment movement that developed during the Great Depression in the township of East York, Ontario.
Fair trade: Connexipedia Article
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An organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries and promote sustainability.
Folkways Records: Connexipedia Article
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A record label that documents folk and world music.
Fourth International: Connexipedia Article
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An international Trotskyist communist organisation which opposes both capitalism and Stalinism.
Frankfurt School: Connexipedia Article
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A school of neo-Marxist critical theory, social research, and philosophy associated with the original Institute for Social Research of the University of Frankfurt am Main.
Ginger Group: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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An independent group of members of Parliament who in 1924 split from the Progressive Party.
Highlander Research and Education Center (Highlander Folk School): Connexipedia Article
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A leadership training school and cultural centre located in New Market, Tennessee which provided training to Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and many other organizers and activists.
Industrial Workers of the World: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A revolutionary industrial union founded in 1905. Wobblies were mostly unskilled, low-status migrant workers. The IWW advocated the organization of all workers into one body and supported direct actio...
Industrial Workers of the World: Connexipedia Article
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The IWW contends that all workers should be united as a class and that the wage system should be abolished. They may be best known for the Wobbly Shop model of workplace democracy, in which workers el...
International Brigades: Connexipedia Article
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Republican military units made up of many non-state-sponsored, anti-fascist, mostly socialist and communist, volunteers from different countries who traveled to Spain to fight for the Republic in the ...
International Revolutionary Marxist Centre: Connexipedia Article
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Was an international association of left-socialist parties. The member-parties rejected both mainstream social democracy and the Third International.
International Workers Association: Connexipedia Article
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An international anarcho-syndicalist federation of various labour unions from different countries.
International Working Union of Socialist Parties: Connexipedia Article
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A political international for the co-operation of socialist parties. 1921-1923.
Jewish Combat Organization: Connexipedia Article
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A World War II resistance movement which was instrumental in engineering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Jewish Labour Committee: Connexipedia: Article on HistoryofRights.com
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Formed in 1936, the JLC was a front runner in the push for anti-discrimination legislation in Ontario.
Johnson-Forest Tendency: Connexipedia Article
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Refers to an American radical left tendency associated with Marxist theorists C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya.
League for Social Reconstruction: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Organization of left-wing intellectuals, founded 1931-32 in Montréal and Toronto.
League for Social Reconstruction: Connexipedia Article
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A circle of Canadian socialist intellectuals formed in 1931 by academics advocating radical social and economic reforms and political education.
Libertarian League: Connexipedia Article
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A name used by two American libertarian organisations during the twentieth century.
Life and Labour Commune: Connexipedia Article
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A Tolstoyan agricultural commune founded in 1921 and disbanded as a state run collective farm in 1937.
Lincoln Brigade: Connexipedia Article
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Volunteers from the United States who served in the Spanish Civil War in the International Brigades.
Luxembourgian general strike 1942: Connexipedia Article
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A pacific resistance movement organised within a short time period to protest against a directive that incorporated the Luxembourg youth into the Wehrmacht.
The NAACP at 100: Against The Current vol. 140
Miah, Malik
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2009
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) marks its 100th anniversary this year. It plans a full celebration at its centennial national convention July 11-16 in New York C...
Naturism: Connexipedia Article
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A cultural and political movement advocating and defending social nudity in private and in public. It may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism.
Non-cooperation movement: Connexipedia Article
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A series of nationwide people's movements of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience, led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress.
Norwegian resistance movement: Connexipedia Article
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Resistance to the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.
On-to-Ottawa Trek: Connexipedia Article
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A 1935 social movement of unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada.
One Big Union: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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In 1919 delegates from most union locals in western Canada met at the Western Labour Conference in Calgary and proclaimed support for the Bolshevik and other left-wing revolutions. They decided to con...
Peace movement: Connexipedia Article
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A social movement that seeks to achieve ideals such as the ending of a particular war (or all wars), minimize inter-human violence in a particular place or type of situation, often linked to the goal ...
Socialisme ou Barbarie: Connexipedia Article
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A French-based radical libertarian socialist group of the post-World War II period which existed from 1948 until 1965. Socialisme ou Barbarie was critical of Leninism, rejecting the idea of a revoluti...
Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund: Connexipedia Article
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German socialist students' organization.
Surrealism: Connexipedia Article
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A cultural movement that began in the early 1920s.
Third International (Comintern): Connexipedia Article
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An international Communist organization founded in Moscow in March 1919, and disbanded in 1943.
United Farmers of Alberta: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A farmers' organization established in 1909 as an amalgamation of the Canadian Society of Equity and the Alberta Farmers' Association. The UFA was interested in rural economic, social and political is...
Women's Freedom League: Connexipedia Article
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An organisation in the United Kingdom which campaigned for women's suffrage and sexual equality.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Founded 1915 in The Hague, the Netherlands, by women active in the women's suffrage movement in Europe and North America. They sought to end the war and seek ways to ensure that no more wars took plac...
Women's Labour Leagues (Canada): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Women's Labour Leagues emerged in Canada prior to WWI. Their purpose was to defend the struggles of women workers and support the labour movement.
Women's Trade Union League: Connexipedia Article
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A U.S. organization of both working class and more well-off women formed in 1903 to support the efforts of women to organize labour unions and eliminate sweatshop conditions.
Workers Film and Photo League: Connexipedia Article
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A loosely knit alliance of local organizations that provided independent visual media to people in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world.
Workers Opposition: Solidarity London Pamphlet
Kollontai, Alexandra
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1921
Published in Soviet Russia in January 1921 and banned in March 1921.
Workers' Opposition: Connexipedia Article
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A group within the Russian Communist Party that struggled to achieve workers rights and trade union control over industry.
Workers' Opposition: Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedaa of Marxism Glossary of Terms
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A group within the Russian Communist Party that struggled to achieve workers rights and trade union control over industry.
Workers Unity League: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A national trade union federation that was formed in 1929 on the initiative of the Communist Party of Canada in line with the decision of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1928 that communist...
World Socialist Movement: Connexipedia Article
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An international organisation of socialist parties created in 1904 with the founding of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.
Yugoslav Partisans: Connexipedia Article
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A Communist-led World War II resistance movement engaged in the fight against Axis forces and their collaborators in Yugoslavia from 1941-1945.
Zwiazek Organizacji Wojskowej: Connexipedia Article
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An underground resistance organization formed by Witold Pilecki at Auschwitz concentration camp in 1940.