Repression

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Activism Under Attack
McBride, Laurie
Book
1989
What does it say about democracy in Canada when people can be singled out, arrested, jailed, and kept out of a public place at the arbitrary whim of political organizers or police?
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
And Then They Came For Me: Final Words from Lasantha Wickrematunge
Wickrematunge, Lasantha
Article
2009
An editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunge shortly before he was murdered on January 8, 2009, and published three days after his death.
Anti-Porn is the Theory, Repression is the Practice
Article
1987
The campaign against pornography has been one of the most visible faces of feminism for more than a decade now. Few have wanted to know whether the 'clean up' they were promoting strengthened women's ...
The Approaching Storm: One Woman's Story of Germany 1934-1938
Waln, Nora
Book
1939
Nora Waln, a Quaker journalist, chronicles her experience living in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich. During those four years, she took covert notes, bearing witness to the rise of Hitler.
Big Oil's Ethical Violence: BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia
Coleman, Lara Montesinos
Article
2015
To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions bet...
Chinese Workers' Resistance: Against The Current vol. 111
Diamond, Norm
Article
2004
Norm Diamond interviews Tim Pringle, who lives in Hong Kong, where he participates as an observer and also as a member of the editorial board of the Chinese-language magazine Globalization Monitor.
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
Clandestinity: Resisting State Repression
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World
Macy, Joanna
Book
1998
A guidebook for dealing with the despair that stands in the way our our changing the world.
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
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...
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
The Freudian Left: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse
Robinson, Paul A.
Book
1969
Paul Robinson tries to define a particular tradition in the history of psychoanalysis - the "radical" or "left-wing" tradition - through an analysis of its three most important representatives: Wilhel...
Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy
Lapham, Lewis H.
Book
2004
Dissent is democracy. Democracy is in trouble. Never before, Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation. A call to action in defense of one of the most imp...
Government Spying Aims to Silence Us
Spritzler, John
Article
2013
What the ruling class is aiming at, with these occasional "leaks" about its spying on us, is not so much to collect information about us but rather to make us feel so totally spied upon that we will b...
Guatemala 1962 to 1980s
Blum, William
Article
An account of the United States' repeated intereventions in Guatemala.
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.
India - Now Nuclear and Environmental Dissent is a Crime
Sundaram, Kumar
Article
2014
In modern India any form of dissent from the neoliberal corporate model of development is being criminalised. Opponents of nuclear power, coal mines, GMOs, giant dams, are all under attack as enemies ...
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's Worldwide Role in Repression
Article
2012
Researched, written, and edited by members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, this pamphlet focuses on the role of Israel’s government, its military, and related corporations and organi...
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
Book
1965
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
As the crisis of capitalism spread around the world, the working class took centre stage – but the revolt did not result in successful revolution anywhere.
Montreal spends $110,000 on private lawyers to fight challenge to anti-protest bylaw: There's room for austerity around everything except repression
McSorley, Tim
Article
2014
As the city of Montreal tightens its belt-buckle and is cutting budgets, two Montrealers who are challenging the city's regulations around demonstrations are questioning the amount of resources the ci...
Mothers of the Disappeared
Fisher, Jo
Book
1990
This is the story of the mothers who risked their lives to demonstrate in the plazas by holding placards of the children they lost during the "guerra sucia" the dirty war fought in Argentina during th...
Myth of a Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse
Loftus, Elizabeth; Keecham, Katherine
Book
1994
An expose of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy. Good experimental evidence shows that false memories can easily be implanted.
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
The New Left in Canada
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1970
A book of essays on the 1960s New Left in Canada, by members of the New Left.
New report details 'brutal' Israeli policies
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
The first bullet struck 16-year-old Samir Awad in his left leg. He staggered away as fast as he could, but was too slow. A second round slammed into his left shoulder, exiting from the right side of h...
Obscenity exposed
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The police definition of 'obscenity' gets right to the crux of the question.
Only Poetry Can Address Grief: Moving Forward after 911
Starhawk
Article
2001
A guide for global justice activism in the face of increased repression and potential public opposition.
The Party of Eros: Radical Social Thought and the Realm of Freedom
King, Richard
Book
1972
King looks at radical theorists -- Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, and Norman O. Brown -- who have attempted to deal with the intersections of eros and power.
Penal transportation: Connexipedia Article
Article
The deporting of convicted criminals to a penal colony. Examples include transportation by France to Devil's Island and by the UK to its colonies in the Americas, from the 1610s through the American R...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
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 Politics of the Family: The 1968 Massey Lectures
Laing, R.D.
Book
1968
Laing makes the case that we tend to invalidate the subjective and experiential, and instead accept the proper societal view of what should occur within the family.
R.C.M.P. Security Bulletins: The War Series, Part II, 1942-1945
Kealey, Gregory S.; Whitaker, Reg
Book
This volume completes the series of Security Bulletins for World War II, discussing security concerns and underlying ideology of the Secret Service.
R.C.M.P. Security Bulletins: The Depression Years, Part I, 1933-1934
Kealey, Gregory S.; Whitaker, Reg
Book
This volume begins a series on the Depression years, discussing security concerns and the underlying ideology of the Secret Service.
R.C.M.P. Security Bulletins: The Early Years, 1919-1929
Kealey, Gregory S.; Whitaker, Reg
Book
This volume contains materials received through the Canadian Access to Information legislation, providing an overview of the genesis of the RCMP.
R.C.M.P. Security Bulletins: The War Series, 1939-1941
Kealey, Gregory S.; Whitaker, Reg
Book
It contains reports the RCMP issued to government of "subversive" activity, now held by CSIS. It covers a time when the CPC was illegal.
R.C.M.P. Security Bulletins: The Depression Years, Part II, 1935
Kealey, Gregory S.; Whitaker, Reg; Manley, John
Book
This fully-indexed volume documents the RCMP's surveillance of the CPC, unions, and unemployed organizations, with coverage of the 1935 election.
The Return of COINTELPRO?: Time to Target the Real Terrorists
McNamara, Tom
Article
2013
The FBI was using its offices and agents across the country as early as August 2011 to engage in a massive surveillance scheme against Occupy Wall Street. The documents show a government agency at its...
The Russian Revolution Ninety Years After: Against The Current vol. 131
Mandel, David
Article
2007
The October Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the most influential political event of the 20th century. But since history is written by the victors, it is not well known that October was the opening sh...
Saddam's Iraq: Revolution or Reaction?
CARDRI - Committee Against Repression and for Democratice Rights in Iraq
Book
1990
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...
Sex-Pol: Essays 1929-1934
Reich, Wilhelm; (Baxandall, Lee, ed.)
Book
1934
Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, outlining his thoughts about sexual and political liberation.
Sexuality and Class Struggle
Reiche, Reimut
Book
1968
A study of sexual issues in the emergence of the extra-parliamentary left in West Germany during the 1960s. Reiche develops a theoretical view of the evolution of sexuality in the West.
'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 Socialist Register 1981: Volume 18: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain
Preston, Paul
Book
2012
Paul Preston charts how and why Franco and his supporters set out to eliminate all ‘those who do not think as we do’ – some 200,000 men, women and children across Spain.
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...
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.
The Struggle for Quebec: Spokesman Pamphlet No. 13
Fekete, John
Book
1971
Essays analyzing class struggles in Quebec in, and leading up to, 1971.
Taplok Press, A New Flame: Against The Current vol. 89
Biddle, Kurt; Noor, Rivani
Article
2000
Reading Left books has become somewhat of a trend in Indonesia. Although the struggle for democracy is far from won, overthrowing the dictator Suharto in 1998 has brought a lot of positive changes for...
Torture - never forget: New Internationalist September 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
The importance of listening to victims of torture and bringing their stories to the world stage. Articles include an expose of the trade in torture weapons, a look at the torturers themselves, torture...
Uruguay 1964-1970
Blum, William
Article
1995
An account of American involvement in torture and counter-insurgency in Uruguay.
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
Web of Hate: Inside Canada's Far Right Network
Kinsella, Warren
Book
1994
Kinsella asserts that some 40 groups are more dangerous than commonly perceived because of their violence and aggressive recruitment.
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.
West Papua "Will we ever be free": New Internationalist April 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
Discusses the effects of the oil industry on West Papua and the people's struggle for freedom and a new form of governemnt after a long history of betrayal. Also looks at West Papuan culture from a to...
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...
When Freedom Was Lost: The Unemployed, the Agitator, and the State
Brown, Lorne
Book
1987
The struggles of unemployed workers against the Canadian state in the 1930s.
When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Model Community Responses
Williams, Randall; Wells, Lyn (eds.)
Article
1986
A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
Women Organizing for Change: Confronting the Crisis in Latin America
Book
1988
A series of articles which seek to examine the effects of recent profound economic, social and political crises of the part several years, particularly the effects of the crisis on the lives of women ...
Worker-Student Action Committees France May '68
Gregoire, R.; Perlman, F.
Book
1969
An account of the May-June 1968 events in Paris. The authors state that "our intention is not to 'clarify' the sequence of events which took place in France in order to make possible a ritual repetiti...

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Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
How the Government Secretly Demanded the IP Address of Every Visitor to Political News Site Indymedia.us
2009
Secrecy surrounds law enforcement's communications surveillance practices like a dense fog. Particularly shrouded in secrecy are government demands issued under 18 U.S.C. § 2703 of the Stored Communic...
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...
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.

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