Political Repression

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Algonquins vs. Frontenac Ventures: Against The Current vol. 134
Marie, P.
Article
2008
I recently returned from a little-publicized “political hotbed” ignited by Frontenac Ventures Corporation (FVC), a private mining company causing grave injustices against the Ardoch First Nation commu...
The American Police State: The Government Against The People
Wise, David
Book
1978
How the CIA, FBI, IRS, NSA and other agencies have spied on Americans during seven administrations.
Anti-Capitalist Demonstration of May 1, 2013 in Montreal: Journée des Travailleurs et Travailleuses: Manifestation Anti-Capitaliste
Film/Video
2013
Montreal 2013: police state. Montreal's municipal goverment passes a bylaw that suspends the right of citizens to assemble unless they have received advance permission from police. Citizens who assert...
Anti-Socialist Laws: Connexipedia Article
Article
Were a series of acts, the first of which was passed on October 19, 1878 by the German Reichstag for a limited term, and the later ones regularly extending the term of its application.
Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti
Guthrie, Woody
Audio
1946
An album of songs written and recorded by Woody Guthrie about the notorious case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and anarchists in the 1920s who were charged and eventually executed afte...
Blau-Kamm case exposes the dark underbelly of Israel's security state
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
In a properly democratic country, Kamm would have an honorable defence against the charges, of being a whistle-blower rather than a spy, and Blau would be winning journalism prizes not huddling away i...
Bolivia After the Referendum: Against The Current vol. 137
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2008
The month following Bolivia's recall referendum on August 10, 2008 tragically confirmed the class polarization of that country. The right-wing autonomists of the Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni, Tarija and Su...
Canada more at risk from environmentalists than religiously inspired terrorists: RCMP
Tello,Carlos
Article
2014
Recent RCMP report warns that Canada's energy sector is more at risk from domestic environmental extremists than from religiously inspired terrorist organizations like Al Qaida and ISIS.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Capitalist Surveillance State: Everyone's a Target: Threatening Reporters, Spying on Public
Article
2013
There is an inherent tendency for the state, which governs on behalf of a minuscule, ruthless class of obscenely wealthy exploiters, to attempt to amass ever greater power to control the population be...
The Chicago Anarchists
Aveling, Eleanor Marx; Aveling, Edward
Article
1887
The working-class are up in arms about this matter. Anarchist, Socialist, anti-Anarchist, anti-Socialist alike are astonished, indignant, thoroughly aroused. Everywhere, except in Chicago, meetings ar...
Chicago Seven: Connexipedia Article
Article
Seven defendants charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Chile Report
Article
1975
Describes the repression and injustice that exists in Chile and criticizes Canada's attitude.
The CIA: A Forgotten History
Blum, William
Book
Describes the CIA's role in overthrowing governments, rigging elections, assassinating leaders, and manufacturing "news" in over 50 countries.
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
Cointelpro: The FBI's Secret War on Political Freedom
Blackstock, Nelson
Book
1976
The first in-depth look at the covert and illegal FBI counterintelligence program - code-name COINTELPRO.
COINTELPRO: Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the ...
Critique of Nonviolent Politics: From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Doing Time for Peace: Moral Lights
Swanson, David
Article
2012
Hundreds of Americans, young and old, are regularly going to prison, sometimes for months or years or decades, for nonviolently resisting U.S. militarism.
Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
Article
2011
The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
Domestic Terrorism: Notes on the State System of Oppression
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1999
Starting with the curious events in Detroit 1971 associated with the Socialist Worker's party, Chomsky investigates FBI disruption programs, their consequences and meaning. He defines this systematic ...
The Domestic War on Protesters: It's Not Just Egypt
Thompson, Brad
Article
2011
While the US claims to uphold right to demonstrate around the world, there have been countless examples throughout the history of this country of protests being shut down by an overwhelming police pre...
Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon
Volcler, Juliette; Volk, Carol
Book
2011
In this disturbing and wide-ranging account, acclaimed journalist Juliette Volcler looks at the long history of efforts by military and police forces to deploy sound against enemies, criminals, and la...
Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike: Against The Current vol. 122
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40...
451 at Zuccotti Park: "Where man starts by burning books he ends up by burning people."
Linebaugh, Peter
Article
2011
The books at Zuccotti Park were hauled away in dumpsters belonging to the sanitation department. The pretext of the destruction was "cleaning" the park which, the Mayor said, was filled with "filth". ...
Free speech fights: Wikipedia article
Article
Free speech fights are conflicts over the right to speak freely, particularly involving the Industrial Workers of the World efforts in the early twentieth century to organize workers and publicly spea...
From Wikileaks to TSA: Anti-Empire Report
Blum, Willian
Article
2010
We have to remind the American people of what they once knew but seem to have forgotten: that they don't want BIG government, or SMALL government; they don't want MORE government, or LESS government; ...
Gandhi's Truth: On the origins of militant nonviolence
Erikson, Erik H.
Book
1969
An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
Gaza Peace Protester Is Prisoner In Own Home
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Nine months after he helped to organise protests against Israel's attack on Gaza, Samih Jabareen is a prisoner in his home in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, an electronic bracelet around his ankle to alert the...
Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years: His Idealism Remains at Large
Hayase, Nozomi
Article
2013
28-year-old political activist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release at the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. This was th...
Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists: The Revolutionary Union / Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980
Leonard, Aaron
Book
2015
A history of the Revolutionary Union/Revolutionary Communist Party -- the largest Maoist organization to arise in the US -- from its origins in the explosive year of 1968, its expansion into a nationa...
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
How "Hate Crimes Against Police" Expose the Fatal Flaw Within Hate Crime Statutes
Cantú, Aaron
Article
2015
Hate crime legislation lent legitimacy to a 40-year carceral program that has wrought immense damage on communities of colour. In an ironic twist, the police - who've been the main enforcers of this p...
How Israel Silenced its Gaza War Protesters
Eldar, Akiva
Article
2009
A new report from Adalah shows how the courts and police attempted to stamp out opposition to Operation Cast Lead.
How the UAE Tried to Silence a Popular Arab Spring Activist
Hussain, Murtaza
Article
2014
Earlier this year (2014), as a wave of counterrevolution and repression continued to roll back popular democratic uprisings across the Middle East, one of the Arab Spring’s most popular online activis...
How they shot those campus bums: Review of The Truth About Kent State
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1973
How Ohio National Guard troops out to "get" campus radicals and teach them "what law and order is all about" shot down students at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, killing four and wounding nine ...
The I.F. Stone's Weekly Reader
Stone, I.F.
Book
1973
An anthology of 20 years of journalism by independent journalists I.F. Stone.
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...
Interview with Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja
Al-Khawaja, Maryam Abdulhadi
Article
2015
Interview with Bahraini activist Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.
Is this what a police state looks like?
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2010
The corporate security state is not static - it will keep filling more and more space to the extent that they are allowed to by civil society. The police actions in Toronto are one of those key moment...
Israel Seeks Ways To Silence Human Rights Groups
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israel's winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, b...
Israel Targets Ha'aretz: "A Shin Bet State"
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israel uses police state tactics to crush journalists who expose crimes committed by the military.
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israelis Targeting Grassroots Activists
Frykberg, Mel
Article
2009
Israeli authorities are increasingly targeting and intimidating nonviolent Palestinian grassroots activists involved in anti-occupation activities who are drawing increased support from the internatio...
Israel's new 'attack on freedom of speech'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The Israeli government and its right-wing supporters have been waging a 'McCarthyite' campaign against human-rights groups.
Istanbul's Shameful May Day: Silencing the Masses
Dickinson, Michael
Article
2013
"I was walking through the streets of Istanbul. Smoke and tear-gas bombs were exploding everywhere and people were running, pursued by police in riot gear". I lay for a while analysing my dream. It wa...
Jeremy Hammond's Court Statement Upon Being Sentenced To 10 Years In Jail
Hammond, Jeremy
Article
2013
Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison for hacking Stratfor communications, then releasing information to Wikileaks. This is his statement.
Journalists Killed since 1992
Article
2009
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
Julian Assange: Wanted by the Empire, Dead or Alive
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2010
The American airwaves quiver with the screams of parlor assassins howling for Julian Assange's head.
Kent State shootings: Connexipedia Article
Article
The shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970.
Legal Lessons From the Green Scare: When the Constitution is No Obstacle to the FBI
Rosenfeld, Ben; Regan, Lauren
Article
2010
Green Scare prosecutors and their coordinators in Washington are willing to destroy individual lives to score political points, and to trample their own rules in the process.
Lessons from COINTELPRO
Bohmer, Peter
Article
2011
We can best honor those who have been murdered by our government and their agents, not by mourning but by organizing, by building movements that put into practice solidarity across borders that are in...
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 8: Marx and Engels 1848 - 1849
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1849
Includes articles from the Neue Rheinische Zeitung November 8, 1848 - March 5, 1849.
Mayhem, Murder and Manipulation - Mexico in Turmoil: Against The Current vol. 123
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
Mexican police attacked activists and residents in the town of San Salvador Atenco in the State of Mexico in early May, killing one, injuring scores, and jailing over 200. The police attack on Atenco ...
Microsoft, piracy, and independent media in Kyrgyzstan
O'Brien, Danny
Article
2010
Selective enforcement of alleged software infringement is being used with some frequency in the former Soviet republics as cover to harass independent media. Local law enforcement officials have been ...
Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of West Bank Coordination Committee arrested
Article
2010
Khatib's arrest today is the most severe escalation in a recent wave of repression again the Palestinian popular struggle and its leadership. Khatib is the 35th resident of Bilin to be arrested on sus...
Montreal revolutionaries, Canadian security and race: An interview with author David Austin
Christoff,Stefan
Article
2013
Recently, Montreal writer David Austin published Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal, a groundbreaking work that details the significant breadth and scope of Black Powe...
Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
Feffer, John
Article
2015
The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
The myth of Israeli morality
Andoni, Lamis
Article
2010
Israel has consistently reacted with repression or even extreme violence to cultural and political manifestations of Palestinian identity.
The National Security State Cops a Feel: Taking Off the Gloves (Then Everything Else)
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2010
It's finally coming into focus, and it’s not even a difficult equation to grasp. It goes like this: take a country in the grips of an expanding national security state and sooner or later your "safety...
The New McCarthyism In Israel
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The Israeli government and its right-wing supporters have been waging a 'McCarthyite' campaign against human-rights groups by blaming them for the barrage of international criticism that has followed ...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
Article
2013
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under wa, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures incl...
No News is Not Good News: Cops Taping Protesters & Journalists
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
If cops photograph and videotape protesters and journalists, it's news if it happens in China, but when it happens in the U.S., as it routinely does, the media are silent.
Notes on Russia
Serge, Victor
Article
1936
Obama signs police state legislation
Martin, Patrick
Article
2012
Militarism and aggressive war abroad go hand in hand with authoritarianism and dictatorship at home.
Political Persecution in Puerto Rico: Uncovering Secret Files: Against The Current vol. 85
Ayala, César
Article
2000
In the summer of 1987 Puerto Rico was shaken by revelations that the island's police was collecting information on so called “political subversives,” and that it was in possession of thousands of exte...
Political Repression in Russia
Bugera, Vladislav; Sirotin, Vladimir; Khrustalev, Peter
Article
2011
When someone in Russia today calls himself a Communist, in most cases it will turn out that what you have is a particular version of a National Socialist; all too many anarchists turn out to be “natio...
The Political Slaughterhouse: Statism's Death Knell for Liberty and Democracy
Bovard, James
Article
2010
The issue of government coercion has been taken off the radar screen of politically correct thought. The more government power has grown, the more unfashionable it becomes to discuss or recognize gove...
The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action
Sharp, Gene
Book
1973
An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of ...
The Prosecution and Persecution of Bradley Manning: Setting An Example
ROHRICHT,ALYSSA
Article
2013
The desire to strip Manning of careful intent has been a tactic of the government that is prosecuting him and the mainstream media who parrot their propaganda from the start.
Public Declaration: Solidarity against police repression in Montreal: We will not submit to the municipal by-law P-6
Article
2013
With this public declaration, we assert our opposition to by-law P-6: we will continue to demonstrate without negotiating our demo routes with police, and we will systematically challenge all tickets ...
The Purge
Davis, Chandler
Article
1988
Between 1947 and 1960 it was even harder than usual for left-wingers in the United States to get by. If you were active on the left, or were thought to be, there were more ways then than now that you ...
Quebecers' right to protest restricted after 2012 "Maple Spring" in Canada
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Article
2013
In 2012, a massive student strike over tuition fee increases rocked Quebec and thousands took to the streets, marching in protest. In the aftermath, Montreal residents find that their ability to prote...
Re-Framing Dissent As Criminal Subversion: Paradigm Shift and Political Repression
Berlet, Chip
Article
1992
When our national security interests are perceived as threatened, secrecy becomes sacred, and the ends justify the means. Since the end of World War II, the techniques of political repression recur, b...
SDS
Sale, Kirkpatrick
Book
1973
The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutio...
Shirkers and Conchies: How Governments Tried to Silence WWI Resisters
Gee, Tim
Article
2014
Peace activists faced enemy treatment but left a legacy of perserverance, writes Tim Gee.
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror
Parenti, Christian; Rossetti, Chip (eds.)
Book
2004
Parenti explores the history of American surveillance from colonial times to the present. What this historical evidence clearly reveals is a continuum of the culture of surveillance. The weakest, most...
Ssangyong Motors Strike in South Korea Ends in Defeat and Heavy Repression
Goldner, Loren
Article
2009
The hard-right Korean government is signaling with these measures -- its latest and most dramatic "take no prisoners" victory over popular protest in the past year and a half -- its intention to steam...
Stalin's Frame-Up System and the Moscow Trials (Review)
Mattick, Paul
Article
1951
Trotsky's own indignation over the Moscow Trials, although understandable since they were directed against his followers and fellow-oppositionists, was nevertheless inconsistent with his own political...
Statement to the Court
Saro-Wiwa, Ken
Article
1996
I have no doubt at all about the ultimate success of my cause, no matter the trials and tribulations which I and those who believe with me may encounter on our journey. Nor imprisonment or death can s...
Strike!: The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present
Brecher, Jeremy
Book
1972
A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
Rosenfeld, Seth
Book
2012
A study of the role of the FBI in the postwar Red Scare, focusing especially on Ronald Reagan's long and creepy relationship with the FBI. It is also a fascinating account of the origins and developme...
Targeting Earth First!: Dave Foreman and the First Greenscare Case
Frank, Joshua; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
2009
The war on environmentalism.
Terror Takeover: The monstrous march of the security state
New Internationalist November 2009 - #427
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2009
Has our panic over terrorism given permission for unchecked abuse? The fear of terrorism has been used to curtail our liberties and violate human rights.
They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby
Findley, Paul
Book
The author of this book served 11 terms as a Republican Congressman from Illinois. He describes the influence on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on the U.S. Senate and Houseof Rep...
This Rough Game: Fascism and Anti-Fascism
Renton, David
Book
2001
Renton describes the rise of European Fascism, the condition of Weimar Germany, British fascism, Battle of Cable Street and Hitler's life.
The Truth About Kent State: A Challenge to the American Conscience
Davies, Peter and The Board of Church and Society
Book
1973
An account of the murder of four students at Kent State University by National Guard troops.
Truth in Chains: The Arrest of Julian Assange
Floyd, Chris
Article
2010
Tell a truth that discomforts power, that challenges its domination over our lives, our discourse, our very thoughts, and you will be destroyed. No institution, public or private, will stand with you;...
Turkey's Urban Uprising: The Struggle for Democracy against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression, and Tyranny
Marshall, Andrew Gavin
Article
2013
In Turkey, a wave of urban uprisings had spread across the country, involving hundreds of thousands of protesters, in dozens of cities, met with massive state repression and violence, resulting in a f...
12 Most Absurd Laws Used to Stifle the Occupy Wall St. Movement
Khalek, Rania
Article
2011
As Occupy Wall Street protests spring up in cities across the country, authorities are thinking up creative ways to contain this peaceful and inspiring uprising. Although laws and municipal ordinances...
The Un-Canadians: True Stores of the blacklist Era
Sher, Len
Book
1992
Details the blacklisting which took place in Canada during the Cold War years.
Unlawful Dissent: New Laws Around the Globe Don't Curb Inequity, They Undercut Social Protests and Gag Free Speech
Warnke, Brett
Article
2012
The state is increasingly encroaching upon dissent as social conditions worsen.
The US Government's Frontal Assault on Freedom: Hillary the Identity Thief
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
The leaked Wikileaks documents show that the last thing the US government wants anywhere is a government that is accountable to its own citizens instead of to the US government.
A War on Wikileaks?: Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon
Forte, Maximillian C.
Article
2010
If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants t...
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
West Germany: Censorship and Repression in the Model State
Cutajar, Mario
Article
1979
In West Germany, repression is now 'democratically' sanctioned and seen as a model for other countries to adopt.
Where Is Indonesia Going?: Against The Current vol. 87
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
For both admirers and critics of Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, the picture is disturbing: At the presidential palace in Jakarta there are signs of a new “royal court” in the making. Official...
The Whistleblower's Tale: How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Unclassified
A CIA officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for whistleblowing and filing lawsuits of racial discrimination against the CIA. This is a story of a man who was beaten down and stood back up j...
Winnipeg 1919: The strikers' own history of the Winnipeg General Strike
Penner, Norman (ed.)
Book
1972
The Winnipeg General Strike was a landmark in Canadian political and labour history. This book, with the lively and clearly-written strikers' account of the strike and more than 40 photos of major str...
You, Me & the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule
Manly, Paul (Director)
Film/Video
2009
What do secrecy, police provocateurs, an assault on democracy and infringements on citizens' rights have in common? The Security and Prosperity Partnership.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Amnesty International, Canadian Section
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization which works to secure the release of all prisoners of conscience, works for fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners, and works...
Amnistie internationale, Section canadienne (Francophone)
AI works for the release of prisoners of conscience, it opposes torture and capital punishment and advocates fair and early trials for all political prisoners.
Anarchist Black Cross
The ABC is an international organization formed to support political prisoners.
Antiwar.com
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
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.
Briarpatch
Briarpatch is Saskatchewan's independent alternative newsmagazine committed to building a socialist society. We provide an open forum for disadvantaged peoples and support progressive movements workin...
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...
Conseil Canadien pour les Refugies
To promote refugee rights and settlement services and to provide networking and educational opportunities for non-profit organizations.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount grassroots political campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working peop...
Society for Socialist Studies
The society's purpose to facilitate and encourage research and analysis in Canada with emphasis on socialist, feminist, ecological, and anti-racist points of view.

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Assange completes second year in Ecuadorean embassy in London
2014
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has just completed his second year under permanent British police surveillance in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he sought refuge to avoid extradition to the ...
Bahrain Court Upholds Six Month Sentence Against Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Over Tweet
Al Hussaini, Amira
2015
Nabeel Rajaba has been sentenced to prison for a tweet accusing the Bahrain security agencies for incubating ISIS combatants.
China puts Tibetan writer and husband under house arrest amid Kerry Visit
2014
Chinese Authorities placed Tsering Woeser and her husband, Wang Lixiong, under house arrest on July 9 during US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China.
Chinese Efforts to Quash Human Rights Campaigns Rippling Out of Control, says PEN
PEN International
2015
A string of disappearances and arrests of over 100 human rights lawyers in China in the past week is the boldest move yet in Beijing's sprawling campaign to destroy China's human rights movement.
Court strips national news agency of its licence
Sources News Release
2013
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a Moscow court's decision today to grant a request by the Federal Agency for the Supervision of Communications, Roskomnadzor, for the withdrawal of the news ag...
CPJ condemns harsh prison sentences for Journalists in Egypt
2014
CPJ talk about its opinions on the sentencing of 3 journalists to long prison sentences in Egypt on terrorism-related charges.
Death threats sent to paper of slain editor in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by ongoing threats to Sri Lanka#s journalists and media organizations.
Debs v. United States
Wikipedia article
Debs v. United States, 249 U.S. 211 (1919), was a United States Supreme Court decision that upheld the Espionage Act of 1917. Eugene V. Debs was an American labour and political leader and five-time ...
Five Burmese mediamen sentenced to hard labor
2014
Five Burmese media workers are sentenced to 10 years hard labour for violating Burma's State Secrets Act.
Haaretz reporter Uri Blau facing up to seven years in prison
2011
Journalist faces heavy jail sentence for using classified military papers to document human rights abuses and murders by the Israeli military.
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
Sources News Release
2009
40 IFEX members are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, 25 November, with a joint call for action.
IFJ Accuses Iran over Massive Attack on Media and Journalists
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists warned that a massive attack on independent media in Iran which has seen the jailing of journalists and a continuing crackdown on free expression reveals th...
IFJ Condemns Shocking Attack on Tamil Newspapers in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns an attack on three Tamil newspapers in the northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna. According to reports from IFJ sources, news agents fo...
IFJ Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
IFJ Demands End to Intimidation as Iran Shuts Journalists' Association
Sources News Release
2009
International Federation of Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to end the campaign of intimidation of journalists in the country following closure of the Association of Journalists in Tehran who...
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Journalists are not Terrorists - Urgent Appeal of Life Sentences Given to Turkish Journalists
Sources News Release
2013
Journalists are not terrorists - this is the powerful message the European Federation of Journalists is sending to the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Stand Up for Journalism Day follo...
Justice Department finally stops harassing New York Times reporter
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that New York Times reporter James Risen will not be called to testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer charged with leaking classi...
Kang Sheng
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Senior official in the Communist Party of China, in charge of security and repression of dissidents.
Long jail terms for three bloggers
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawi's sentence for 'insulting Islam'; was in...
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
2012
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
McCarran Internal Security Act
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Internal Security Act (a.k.a the Subversive Activities Control Act, McCarran Act - after Pat McCarran - or ISA) of 1950 is a United States federal law that required the registration of Communist o...
McCarthyism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
McCarthyism is a term used to describe the making of accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term has its origins in the period in the United States k...
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
2009
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
Sources News Release
2010
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
Sources News Release
2013
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under way, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures inc...
Palmer Raids
Wikipedia article
The Palmer Raids were a series of raids by the United States Department of Justice intended to capture, arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the United States. The raids and...
Police in Tunisia's Gafsa mining region harass reporter for banned newspaper
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the police in Tunisia have been harassing political activist Ammar Amroussia in recent days. Amroussia writes for El Badil (Alternative), a banned ...
Police log 'domestic extremists' and keep database on activists
Forces survey and file details of peaceful protests and political activities
Lewis, Paul; Evans, Rob; Taylor, Matthew
2009
'Domestic Extremists' are persons involved in political meetings and protests who are photographed and added to a national database by the UK police. This surveillance falls under the purview of "ter...
Prime Minister Harper - Keep working to free Fahmy
2014
The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns the conviction of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist who served as Al Jazeera’s acting bureau chief in Cairo, to seven years in prison for terrorism-...
Red Scare
Wikipedia article
A Red Scare is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism, used by anti-leftist proponents. In the United States, the First Red Scare was about worker (socialist) revolu...
RSF alarmed by journalist's arrest on terrorism charges in Bahrain
Sources News Release
2016
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 da...
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
Sad anniversary for Eritrean press freedom
Sources News Release
2015
Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality who used to work for the Eritrean newspaper Setit in Asmara, is spending his 5,000th day in prison today, May 2, 2015. He has never...
Sedition Act of 1918
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Sedition Act of 1918 was an Act of the United States Congress signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on May 16, 1918. It forbade the use of "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language...
Snowden journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow
Sources News Release
2013
Reporters Without Borders is outraged that US journalist Glen Greenwald's Brazilian partner David Miranda was detained and questioned for 9 hours at London's Heathrow airport under the UK's Terrorism ...
Software Meant to Fight Crime Is Used to Spy on Dissidents
Perlroth, Nicole
2012
Morgan Marquis-Boire works as a Google engineer and Bill Marczak is earning a Ph.D. in computer science. But this summer, the two men have been moonlighting as detectives, chasing an elusive surveilla...
SOS Media Burundi's dangerous reporting mission
Sources News Release
2016
Almost the only relief for those in search of news in Burundi is to be found at SOS Media Burundi, a collective of journalists that emerged spontaneously within 48 hours of the destruction of the radi...
10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger
2009
CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll.
10 years in prison for circulating information in public interest
2013
Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old WikiLeaks informant and cyber-activist linked to Anonymous, has become the fourth whistleblower to receive a long jail sentence this year in the United States.
Thailand: Call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders joined by 31 other organisations in a call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom.
Tunisian journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks
Sources News Release
2010
Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous has been in extremely poor health since police arrested him on 15 July to begin serving a four-year jail sentence for covering protests in the Gafsa mining region o...
Twelve journalists killed on Mindanao island in "dark day for press freedom"
Sources News Release
2009
At least 12 journalists were killed today in Maguindanao province, Philippines, by armed men, including two policemen, linked to the provinces governor. More than 30 other people were murdered.
UK government's culpable persecution of Guardian
Sources News Release
2013
We are deeply shocked by the British government's culpable persecution of the Guardian's journalists, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said today.
Uyghur journalist and website editor sentenced to fifteen years in jail
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged at the harshness of a 15-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Gheyret Niyaz by a court in Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, China.
Why Spain's new gag law is threat to free flow of information
Bergareche,Borja
2015
Spain plans to ban demonstrations in front of government buildings on the basis of 'disturbing public safety'. The people of Spain refuse to accept this censorship and move to repeal the law by the en...

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