Resistance

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Against All Odds
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1985
The shadow haunting the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will realize they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless t...
The Age of Aquiescenence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
Fraser, Steve
Book
2015
A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights mo...
The American Connection: Volume 1: State Terror and Popular Resistance in El Salvador
McClintock, Michael
Book
McClintock reveals the U.S. role in introducing new strategies of state terror and counter-insurgency in Central America since the 1960s. Against a backdrop of longstanding class and land ownership pa...
The American Connection: Volume 2: State Terror and Popular Resistance in Guatemala
McClintock, Michael
Book
The author who is now a senior researcher with Amnesty International spent several years unravelling the development of counter-insurgency forces and the role of the U.S. in creating them. This book d...
The Anti-Coup
Sharp, Gene; Jenkins, Bruce
Article
2003
As coups are one of the primary ways through which dictatorships are installed, this piece details measures that civilians, civil society, and governments can take to prevent and block coups d'état an...
The Arc of Justice and the Long Run: Hope, History, and Unpredictability
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2013
North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Sometimes cause and ...
An Army of Amateurs: The Story of the SOE Resistance Movement in France
Vomecourt, Philippe de
Book
1961
A first-hand account of the resistance in Nazi-occupied France.
Arundhati Roy on Obama's Wars, India and Why Democracy Is "The Biggest Scam in the World"
Roy, Arundhati
Film/Video
2010
Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy on President Obama, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, India and Kashmir and much more. Roy also talks about her journey deep into the forests of central India ...
Athenians Teach a New Lesson in (Workers) Democracy
Lerner, Eric
Article
2011
The Popular Assembly at Syntagma has been able to go beyond democratic discussion to democratic decisions but the construction of real workers democracy is still under way. While thousands take part i...
BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
Barghouti, Omar
Book
2011
The case for a rights-based BDS campaign against Israeli occupation and apartheid.
Beyond Judgment
Levi, Primo
Article
Big Pharma Making a killing: New Internationalist November 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look at big pharmaceutical companies and issues surrounding their pursuit for profit at the expense of peoples' health.
Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance
Burnat, Iyad
Book
2016
Tells how the farming village in Bil'in, located in Palestine's West Bank, has been facing its occupier, Israel, head-on. Side by side with Israeli and civil rights activists the world over, the peopl...
Bolivian gas conflict: Connexipedia Article
Article
A social confrontation in Bolivia centering on the exploitation of the country's vast natural gas reserves.
A Brief History of Loyal Opposition to War
Lombardi, Chris
Article
2009
As Afghanistan erupts with redoubled violence, the author recounts the clutch of soldiers who have refused to serve or repented their service in every American war since the War of 1812.
Budrus
Bacha, Julia
Film/Video
2009
A documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus fro...
Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
Ostergaard, Anders
Film/Video
Anders Ostergaard's award-winning documentary assembles footage smuggled out of Burma/Myanmar by an underground journalist group known as Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The film explores how DVB mem...
The Butterfly and the Boiling Point: Charting the Wild Winds of Change in 2011
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2011
Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be.
By Any Means Necessary
Sillett, Paul
Article
2014
A review of Dave Hann's book Physical Resistance: A Hundred Years of Anti-fascism (Zero, 2013).
Calling Bono: Your Palestinian Gandhis Exist ... in Graves and Prisons
Weir, Alison
Article
2010
Palestinians have been engaging in nonviolence for decades. The reality is that nonviolence is only as powerful as its visibility to the world.
Carnival: Resistance Is the Secret of Joy
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
Reinventing tactics of resistance has become a central preoccupation for the movement of movements. How do we make rebellion enjoyable, effective, and irresistible? Who wants the tedium of traditional...
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...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Clandestinity: Resisting State Repression
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
The Cochabamba Water War of 2000 in 2014: Today's Betrayers Will Not Erase Our Memory
Olivera, Oscar
Article
2014
Today's betrayers will not erase our memory: Fourteen years ago we won, today it seems like we lost, but we have to rise again to win, and we already know how to do it. From April 4 to 14 in the year ...
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Book
1976
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
Communities of Resistance: Writings on Black Struggles for Socialism
Sivanandan, Ambalavaner
Book
1990
A series of essays advocating grass roots organisations as the pathway to socialism.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Conversations about Resistance
Cotter, Maurice
Article
2016
At first, the scene appears tense. Twenty-one Israeli soldiers in full combat gear are arrayed in a neat line across the main road of the small village of Al Ma’sara, just south of Bethlehem in the We...
Danbury: Anatomy of a Prison Strike
Bach, John; Snyder, Mitchell
Article
1972
The day the Klan messed with the wrong people
gjohnsit
Article
2010
By the mid-1950's the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they had to fight back. James W. "Catfish" Cole, the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, made a cri...
The Different Faces of 'Popular Resistance' in Palestine: Manipulating History
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2012
Apparently, 'popular resistance' has suddenly elevated to become a clash of visions or strategies between the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its rivals in Gaza, underscoring an existing and dee...
Dignity of the Nobodies: La dignidad de los nadies
Solanas, Fernando E.
Film/Video
2005
The degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires' poorest shantytowns, ...
Disobedience: The rise of the global fossil fuel resistance
Disobedient Productions LLC
Film/Video
2016
Disobedience is a film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with t...
Dropping the bomb: How to ban nukes and save the planet: New Internationalist June 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at nuclear weapons and their transportation in Britain.
Dutch resistance: Connexipedia Article
Article
Dutch resistance to the Nazi occupation during World War II.
Educating for a Change
Arnold, Rick, Burke, Bev, James, Carl, Martin, D'Arcy, Thomas, Barb
Book
1991
For the authors of Ecuating for a Change, genuine democracy does not happen solely through our political and educational work. Democratic processes and practices are essential elements in achieving a ...
Emergence: An Irresistible Global Uprising
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
An Essay from the Book We Are Everywhere.
Eurocentrism
Amin, Samir
Book
Amin argues that Eurocentrism is an ideological distortion, a myth and historical fallacy and argues for a new social, economic, cultural and political system based on socialist universalism.
Faces of global resistance: New Internationalist September 2001 - #338
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Discussion of corporate globalization and how some are organizing themselves to resists.
Falsifying History and Ourselves: Anti-Democratic Propaganda in the Classroom
Spritzler, John
Article
2001
Contrary to the views promoted by FHAO, the true facts about Germany during the Holocaust show that 1) working class Germans fought the Nazis; 2) anti-Semitism did not come from ordinary people; and 3...
February strike (The Netherlands): Connexipedia Article
Article
A general strike organized during World War II in The Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures and activities by the Nazis.
50 Years of Bretton Woods Institutions: Enough
Kothari, Smitu; Pratap, Vijah; Visvanathan, Shiv
Book
1994
This is an analysis of the IMF and World Bank's policies since its inception 50 years ago, and resistance campaigns towards them.
Flying University: Connexipedia Article
Article
An underground educational enterprise that operated from 1885 to 1905 in Warsaw, the historic Polish capital, then under the control of the Russian Empire, and that was revived between 1977 and 1981 i...
For the Reconstitution of the Movements from Below: Autonomy and Independence: A Reflection almost Ten Years After the Water War
Olivera, Oscar
Article
2009
Within the grassroots there are mixed feelings of dissatisfaction, sadness and anger. The demand of re-appropriating the commons and natural resources like gas, petrol, minerals and water has fundamen...
1492-1992 -- Five Centuries of Imperialism and Resistance
Bourgeault, Ron; Broad, Dave; Brown, Lorne; Foster, Lori
Book
1992
Articles critiquing the "Columbus myth, and chronicles the repression of North America's original indigenous inhabitants.
Fragging: Connexipedia Article
Article
The assassination of an unpopular officer by members of his own unit.
"Fragging" and "Combat Refusals" in Vietnam
Article
The US Army itself does not know exactly how many...officers were murdered. But they know at least 600 were murdered, and then they have another 1400 that died mysteriously. Consequently by early 1970...
From Apartheid South Africa to Palestine: "To Exist is to Resist"
Bond, Patrick
Article
2010
The growing support for Palestinian liberation via BDS reminds of small but sure steps towards the full-fledged anti-apartheid sports, cultural, academic and economic boycotts catalyzed by Brutus agai...
Gedenkstatte Deutscher Widerstand: Exhbition Resistance to National Socialsim
Steinbach, Peter
Book
1993
A thorough and chronological account of the many forms of resistance to Nazism in Germany.
German resistance: Connexipedia Article
Article
The opposition by individuals and groups in Nazi Germany to the regime of Adolf Hitler between 1933 and 1945.
Glezos, Manolis: Connexipedia Article
Article
Greek left wing politician and writer, known especially for his participation in the World War II resistance. (Born 1922).
God's Spies: Stories in Defiance of Oppression
Manguel, Alberto (ed.)
Book
1999
Short stories on the theme of resistance to oppression.
The Great Turning as Compass and Lens : Yes! Magazine Summer 2006
Macy, Joanna
Article
2006
The Great Turning is a name for the transition from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining society. It identifies the shift from a self-destroying political economy to one in harmony with ...
Greek Resistance: Connexipedia Article
Article
The term for a number of armed and unarmed groups from across the political spectrum that resisted the Axis Occupation of Greece in the period 1941-1944 during the Second World War.
The Greeks Get It
Hedges, Chris
Article
2010
Here's to the Greeks. They know what to do when corporations pillage and loot their country. They know what to do when Goldman Sachs and international bankers collude with their power elite to falsify...
Green Corn Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
Article
Popular uprising against military conscription by poor farmers in Oklahoma aligned with the Socialist Party of America.
Harand, Irene: Connexipedia Article
Article
An early organiser of protests against Nazi Germany's persecutions of Jews 1900-1975.
The Heresy Of The Greeks Offers Hope
Pilger, John
Article
2010
Greece is a microcosm of a modern class war rarely reported as such.
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.
The Holy Spirit of Resistance: Catholic Social Vision
Schmidt, Ted
Article
1998
Catholics all over the world are now becoming aware of their counter-cultural social vision. They are increasingly recognizing the call of God to active citizenship in building the Reign of God rather...
IMF World Bank More World Less Bank: New Internationalist March 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and what they have done.
In Defense of Amira Hass: Claiming the Right of Resistance
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2013
Amira Hass is a reporter for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. She reports on Palestinian affairs in the occupied territories and, over the years, has come to understand the Palestinians’ plight from the...
In the Matter of the International Community v Israel
Cohen, Stanley
Article
2015
In its first full week of a "new" get tough policy, almost 500 young Palestinian demonstrators were injured, shot and maimed, and at least three teens murdered in response to what Israel sees as a ris...
Iraq: Guerrilla War in Sadr City: Against The Current vol. 114
Schwartz, Michael
Article
2005
In attacking first Najaf, then Tal Afar and Samarra, and finally tackling the center of Sunni resistance in Fallujah, the United States was seeking to reverse this process. But these attacks were not...
Is Capitalism Sustainable?: Political Economy and the Politics of Ecology
O'Connor, Martin
Book
1994
The book concludes that world-scale capitalism may be viable for some time, but its costs (cultural, ecological, increased conflict) will be great.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli Military Resisters' Tour Hits New York City
Kane, Alex
Article
2009
A 19-year-old Israeli military resister explains why she refused to join the Israel Defense Forces.
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...
Jewish Combat Organization: Connexipedia Article
Article
A World War II resistance movement which was instrumental in engineering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Jewish resistance under Nazi rule: Connexipedia Article
Article
The resistance of the Jewish people against Nazi Germany leading up to and through World War II, including against the Holocaust.
Leader and Vassal: Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2008
Americans do not think of themselves or of Israel as terrorist states, but the evidence is complete and overwhelming. Thanks to the power of the Israel Lobby, Americans only know the Israeli side of t...
The Life of Death: An Exchange
Shahak, Israel
Article
1985
The really great form of courage and honesty that could be witnessed under the conditions of the Holocaust was when a Pole opposed the opinion or the silence of other Poles, when a Jew opposed other J...
Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
Mason, Paul
Book
2010
Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
Luxembourgian general strike 1942: Connexipedia Article
Article
A pacific resistance movement organised within a short time period to protest against a directive that incorporated the Luxembourg youth into the Wehrmacht.
A Marxist History of the World part 90: The Second World War: resistance
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Large parts of Occupied Europe were liberated by local resistance movements. But the potential for a revolutionary transformation was smothered at birth.
Memoirs of a Revolutionary 1901- 1941
Serge, Victor
Book
1943
Victor Serge, who was bron in 1890 and died in 1947, was an anarchist, a Bolshevik, a Trotskyist, and a revisionist-Marxist. Belgian by birth and upbringing, French by adoption and in literary express...
Militant as Hell on the Waterfront: The Political Thought of Stan Weir
Article
2007
New Beginnings looks at the life of workplace militant and writer, Stan Weir.
A Military Resister and Conscientious Objector: Against The Current vol. 116
Finkel, David
Article
2005
ATC Interviews Camilo Mejia. Sgt. Camilo Mejia, the first active-duty U.S. military resister to be imprisoned for refusing re-deployment to Iraq, spoke at a Detroit antiwar rally Friday, March 18, the...
Mountain Justice: Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All
Shapiro, Tricia
Book
2010
In recent years, local people fighting against Mountaintop Removal's destruction of their homes in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia have invited volunteers from outside Appalachia's co...
Naomi Klein's "Courage": Ain't But One Way Out
Neumann, Michael
Article
2005
In saying that we need to make Iraq safe for democracy, Klein is buying into the US agenda for Iraq.
Needed: 5% Participation to Overthrow Crony Capitalism
Kerrigon, David
Article
2013
Erica Chenoweth, author of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, explains how to overthrow U.S. crony capitalism: “In raw numbers, movements generally achieve systema...
Nelson Mandela's Long Walk
Desai, Ashwin
Article
2014
A look at Nelson Mandela's book, "Long Walk to Freedom" in the context of the apartheid regime in South Africa in the 1980s.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Class, Caste & Hierarchies
Seabrook, Jeremy
Book
2002
Concentrates mainly on the history of social hierarchy in Western civilization, and particularly the struggles of the working class.
No One Else Will Stop The Killing
Ferner, Mike
Article
2009
Because we personally understand what war truly means, we have written, called and demonstrated repeatedly for an end to the killing in Afghanistan and Iraq.
No surrender in Greece
Davenellos, Antonis
Article
2010
A member of International Workers Left (DEA), reports from Athens on the May 20 general strike and workers' growing radicalization.
Norwegian resistance movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
Resistance to the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.
Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corpor...
On Palestinian Civil Disobedience: The Google Matrix
Gordon, Neve
Article
2009
Human rights organizations have documented the forms of repression Israel deploys against villages that resist the annexation of their land. Once a village decides to struggle against the annexation b...
On Resistance
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1967
Several weeks after the 1967 anti-war demonstrations in Washington, Chomsky shares his impressions of resistance - both its possibilities and limitations.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016: Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016: Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
The Other World Is Here
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2010
You see what you’re looking for. Most of us are constantly urged to see the world as, at best, a competitive place and, at worst, a constant war of each against each, and you can see just that without...
Our Way to Fight: Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
Pamplona's locksmiths join revolt as banks throw families from their homes
Muñoz, Monica; Tremlett, Giles
Article
2013
In the years of the housing boom, Spain's banks offered 100% mortgages. Now, while receiving millions in public aid, they are throwing people out of their homes. But there's a rebellion under way.
Paraguay: Women at the Center of Resistance
Zibechi, Raúl
Article
2014
The headquarters of Conamuri is a gentle place that combines work with intimacy, like the campesino life that in some way it reproduces. The experience of Conamuri is great. They make their own rules ...
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 Philosophy of Antonio Negri: Resistance in Practice
Murphy, S. Timothy (ed.), Mustapha, Abdul-Karim (ed.)
Book
2005
Pilecki, Witold: Connexipedia Article
Article
A member of the Polish resistance and the only known person to volunteer to be imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp. (1901-1948).
A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Movement
Conant, Jeff
Book
2010
Combining narrative history, literary criticism, ethnography, and media analysis, A Poetics of Resistance provides a refreshing take on Mexico's Zapatista movement by examining the means, meanings, an...
Police Violence, Resistance and The Crisis of Legitimacy
Williams, Kristian
Article
2011
What clearly sets a number of recent cases apart is not the fact of police violence, but the fact that that violence is being challenged. The controversy, in other words, is not only about violence, b...
Polish Righteous among the Nations: Connexipedia Article
Article
Polish citizens have the world's highest count of individuals awarded medals of Righteous among the Nations, given by the State of Israel to non-Jews who saved Jews from extermination during the Holoc...
Polish underground press: Connexipedia Article
Article
Underground newspaper with a long history of combatting censorship.
Power to the (Palestinian) People!
Halper, Jeff
Article
2008
I am not a Palestinian; I am not one of the oppressed. I only hope I can use my privilege in an effective way in order to redeem the gift the people of Gaza have given all of us: the realization that ...
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
Rank and File Networks: A Way to Fight Concessions
Weir, Stan
Article
1983
Suggests rank and file networks to fight workplace closings and to circumvent the official unions.
Recovering Nonviolent History: Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles
Bartkowski, Maciej (ed.)
Book
2013
Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Rescue of the Danish Jews: Connexipedia Article
Article
When Hitler ordered that Danish Jews be arrested and deported on 1-2 October 1943, many Danes took part in a collective effort to evacuate the roughly 8,000 Jews of Denmark by sea to nearby neutral Sw...
Resistance: One Woman's Defiance in Occupied France
Humbert, Agnes; Mellor, Barbara; Blanc, Julien
Book
2008
The memoiir of a French resistance fighter and museum worker who chronicles the undergroud network of resistance in Paris during the occupation. She then chronicles her imprisonment and the slave labo...
Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe
Petersen, Roger D.
Book
2006
Looks at how ordinary people become involved in resistance and rebellion against powerful regimes.
Resistance in China Today
Yu, Au Loong; Ruixue, Bai
Article
2012
Cases of Resistance in China continue to grow. Protests both large and small are extremely frequent. These range from workers’ protests against unpaid wages and demands for labor rights to protests ag...
Resistance in Europe: 1939 - 45
Hawes, Stephen; White, Ralph; (eds)
Book
1975
Essays on the resistance against Hitler during World War II.
Resistance Stirring Again: Against The Current vol. 130
Smith, Ashley
Article
2007
In 1968 the worldwide explosion of struggle, from the battlefields of Vietnam to the streets and factories of France and Czechoslovakia, opened a new opportunity to challenge the capitalist system. In...
The Revolt of the Aganaktismeni: Huge Popular Uprisings in Greece
Mitralias, Yorgos
Article
2011
The 'Outraged' movement is getting more and more rooted among lower classes against a Greek society that has been shaped by 25 years of total domination of a cynical, nationalist, racist and individua...
Righteous among the Nations: Connexipedia Article
Article
An honorific used to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis.
Rights and Freedoms State Fear The Global attack on rights: New Internationalist March 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look into rights and freedoms, the connection to occupation, and their state in different parts of the world.
Sabotage: Connexipedia Article
Article
In a workplace setting, sabotage is the conscious withdrawal of efficiency generally directed at causing some change in workplace conditions.
Samizdat: Connexipedia Article
Article
A key form of dissident activity across the Soviet-bloc; individuals reproduced censored publications by hand and passed the documents from reader to reader, thus building a foundation for the success...
Santas, Apostolos: Connexipedia Article
Article
Greek veteran of the Resistance against the Axis Occupation of Greece during World War II. (Born 1922).
Scenes from the Uprising
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1988
Noam Chomsky calls upon his visits to Israel and Nicaragua to explore the nature of popular struggle in regions under occupation.
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...
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.
'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 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1967
Socialist Register 1989: Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Die Standhaften: Über den Widerstand in Kassel und Hessen-Waldeck 1933-1945
Belz, Willi
Book
1960
Lokalhistorische Studie zum Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus.
Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
The Israeli state and its defenders are increasingly attempting to silence critics because they are losing the battle for public opinion.
They Want to Prohibit Us from Dreaming
Cáceres, Berta; Lewis, Chris
Article
2016
A 2014 interview with renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated last week.
This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
Cobb, Charles E. Jr.
Book
2014
Charles Cobb, a veteran civil rights activist who served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the American South, unfolds a powerful narrative about Southern grass...
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.
Total Resistance
Bern, D.H. von Dach
Book
1965
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Trade Unions Bread & Roses The trade union revival: New Internationalist December 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look at some of the facts and issues regarding trade unions and what they have done for people in various parts of the world.
Twentieth convoy: Connexipedia Article
Article
Transport 20 (XXth convoy) was a Jewish prisoner transport in Belgium organized by the Nazi Germany during World War II. Members of the Belgian Resistance freed Jewish and Gypsy civilians who were bei...
Twin Terrors : New Internationalist November 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
An in-depth look at the events of the 9/11 disaster.
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Connexipedia Article
Article
A national veterans' organization.
Voices of Resistance to the Northern Gateway Pipeline
Bowles, Paul; Veltmeyer, Henry
Article
2013
The National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel (JRP) has just published its recommendation that the Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway to transport Alberta's tar sands oil to the northwest coast of ...
The Wall, Apartheid and Mandela: Will the Wall Bring Down Israel?
Harley, Peter
Article
2007
During his years of struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela offered ideas worth examining closely, especially when considering that he and his followers defeated the very condition that Palestinians ...
Wall Street occupation ignites mass movement
Bihn, Pham
Article
2011
The simple, horizontal structure originally created around a GA using modified consensus has become a barrier to practical and political work by the occupiers and those involved through working groups...
The War Isn't Over, But Israel Has Lost
Karon, Tony
Article
2009
The Israelis - and their backers in the American political establishment - appear incapable of grasping that which is empirically obvious: Hamas and its ilk grow stronger every time Israel seeks to el...
Water War in Bolivia: Against The Current vol. 117
Hearse, Phil
Article
2005
¡Cochabamba! is a window on the potential for liberation, and on the strategic challenges, of our times. Oscar Olivera, one of the key leaders of the struggle, and Tom Lewis, a member of the editorial...
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
When Push Comes to Shove
Article
2011
When the police are ordered to move against the OWS demonstrators, we must move to counter the police. Our response should be that workers in all different kinds of jobs act immediately to interrupt b...
When Soldiers Resist
Fanning, Rory
Article
2016
Let's remember the courageous war resisters who said no to the slaughter in Vietnam.
White Rose: Connexipedia Article
Article
A non-violent/intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor.
The Whole World is Watching: Chinese Diggers?
Carson, Kevin
Article
2011
Thousands of villagers at Wukan, in China’s Guangdong province, are protesting the theft of their communal land by a corrupt local government in collusion with developers.
Why Israel Won't Survive
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2009
If there was ever a moment when the peoples of the region would accept Israel as a Zionist state in their midst, that has passed forever. Israel's "military deterrent" has now been repeatedly discredi...
Why Israeli Leaders Love Qassam Rockets: A Reply to Michael Neumann
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
Israeli leaders want Jews to believe that they are surrounded by violent anti-Semites. This is how the billionaires and generals and politicians who rule over the Israeli population get away with what...
Wie Alles Anfing: How it All Began - The Personal Account of a West German Urban Guerilla
Baumann, Bommi
Book
1975
The original German edition of Wie Alles Anfing was seized by security police when it appeared in 1975. The resulting trial and publicity raised an international outrcy and the book has since been rep...
Woman Leads Tribals Against World's Steel Maker
Johar, Gagandeep
Article
2009
The fight against the world's biggest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, is being waged from a tiny tea stall in Ranchi, eastern India.
Women, Resistance and Revolution
Rowbotham, Sheila
Book
1972
A wide-ranging survey of the roots of inequality and of the long but sporadic struggles to covercome it. Her narrative extends from the seventeenth century to present-day (1970s) Vietnam, showing how ...
You Can’t Force-feed Occupation to those who Crave Freedom
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Israel wants to believe that through force of will it can keep the tide of accountability at bay in the occupied territories. But belligerent occupations – especially ones where no hope or end is in s...
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism
Bennoune, Karima
Book
2013
Karima Bennoune interviews 300 people from 30 countries to report on a largely invisible group of people: Muslim opponents of fundamentalism. They remain largely invisible, lost amid the heated cover...
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune (Book Review)
Droeber, Julia
Article
2013
Karima Bennoune, a US-based law scholar raised in Algeria, has written an account of the stories of numerous people whose lives have been scarred by Islamic fundamentalism and who decided, using a var...
Yugoslav Partisans: Connexipedia Article
Article
A Communist-led World War II resistance movement engaged in the fight against Axis forces and their collaborators in Yugoslavia from 1941-1945.
Zapatista Communities: "Resistance and Rebellion Are Our Weapons"
Zapatistas
Article
2015
From May 2nd to May 9th the Zapatistas hosted a tribute to fallen comrades, a celebration of resistance, and a seminar to "provoke thought, reflection, critique." This article presents some of the wor...
Zwiazek Organizacji Wojskowej: Connexipedia Article
Article
An underground resistance organization formed by Witold Pilecki at Auschwitz concentration camp in 1940.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Bil'in Village
A Palestinian village that is struggling to exist. Its continuing non-violent resistance to illegal Israeli occupation has been met with brutally violent repression from the Israeli occupation forces.
Black and Red
Publishing books and pamphlets with an anti-authoritarian perspective since 1968. Black & Red books record contemporary and historical attempts to lead principled lives. They examine social relations ...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
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...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. A public-private partnership, fe...

Sources Library

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...
Champion of Chinese Farmers' Rights Jailed for Forging Official Documents
Branigan, Tania
2014
Villagers pack the court to applaud woman given two years in prison for trying to prevent land grabs and illegal demolition.
In Honor of Assata Shakur
Widener, Daniel L.
1999
IN 1739, A group of predominantly African-born slaves in South Carolina launched one of North America's largest and costliest revolts. Veterans of the civil wars which proliferated in the wake of the ...

From the Connexions Archives

Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...
tecNICA
Organization profile published 1988
Organization
1988