People's History

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Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
Archiving With May Day Rooms: From the Marx Memorial Library to Cold Bath Fields
Linebaugh, Peter
Article
2013
In our day, as the traces of our radical movements are being thrown into rubbish pits, as state sponsored “austerity” demands the commodification of every inch of space, and with sinister intent destr...
The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Leon-Portilla, Migueal (ed.)
Book
1962
Translated selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
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...
Celebrate People's History: The Poster Book of Resistrance and Revolution
MacPhee, Josh
Book
2010
Since 1998, Josh MacPhee has commissioned and produced over 100 posters by over 80 artists that pay tribute to revolution, racial justice, women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles, and creati...
Connexions Library: History Focus Page
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
Fear of the People's History: England's Two Countries
Pilger, John
Article
2013
England is two countries. One is dominated by London, the other remains in its shadow. They were another nation with a different history, different loyalties, different humour, even different values. ...
Galeano, Eduardo: Wikipedia article
Article
Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist (1940-2015). His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, ...
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 Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua 1979-1992
Kunzle, David
Book
1995
The dawn of the new society reveals itself in the murals as a very child-centered world. Children's presence in so many of the murals forces one to concur with Kunzle's comment, "The insistence, again...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
A newsletter with news and articles about current issues, as well as news from the realm of grassroots archives and people's history. Also featuring selected items from the Connexions Calendar, Seeds ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2014: Surveillance
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
The first issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter. Topic of the week is Surveillance. Articles on climate politics, 21st-century land grabs, and the destruction of Canada's science libraries....
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015: Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
A People's History of the United States
Zinn, Howard
Book
1980
Howard Zinn attempts to present the history of the United States through the perspectives of common people rather than political and economic elites.
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
Resistance and Resolve in Russia: Memorial HRC
Smith-Ferri, David
Article
2017
An account of the current climate for political dissent in Russia, describing the activities of and challenges faced by the Memorial Human Rights Centre, a Russian NGO.
Seeds of Fire: A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
The Studs Terkel Radio Archive
Website
Over the course of his 45 years on WFMT radio, Studs Terkel discussed every aspect of 20th-century life with movers, shakers, artists, celebrities, and working folks. From civil rights to labor to jaz...

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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...

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Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...

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Connexions: Perserving and Sharing People's History
2013
A short overview of the Connexions project, including a statement of The Case for Grassroots Archives and the Connexions statement of values.
Grassroots archive information sheet
About your archive - collection - resource centre - library
2012
Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your bas...