United Nations

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After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Rights)
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
1979
A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda (2nd Edition)
Love, Maryann Cusimano
Book
2003
Discussion of the increasingly transnational structure of power in today's world and proposals forabandoning nation-state sovereignty for more integrated, cooperative rule between different types of g...
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.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Cry Hungary! Uprising 1956
Gadney, Reg
Book
1986
An account of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
The Culture of Terrorism
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Chomsky argues that the United States elites are dedicated to the rule of force, and that their commitment to violence and lawlessness has to be masked by an ideological system which attempts to contr...
Disappeared!: Technique of Terror
ICIHI
Book
During 1985, the United Nations reported on cases ofdisappearance in 36 countries in all parts of the world. This Report looks at the psychological, legal, and political context of disappearances. It ...
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
The Ethiopian Famine
Jansson, Kurt; Harris, Michael; Penrose, Angela
Book
This story is the greatest single peacetime mobilization of the international community this century, told by the man who masterminded it. Jansson argues that despite some shortcomings, the UN system ...
Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
Globocops The powerful unplugged Nuclear commander drops the bomb: New Internationalist December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Discusses international law and who is responsible. Also looks into the peacekeepers, where they are most needed and a look into modern warfare.
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
Imperial Crusades: Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Book
2004
Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to o...
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
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.
Israel's attack on the UN post in Lebanon
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Israel's leaders could care less about world outrage. Israel's superpower patron, the United States, supports everything Israel does and keeps supplying money and arms, while the U.S. and Canadian med...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
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 No-Nonsense Guide to The United Nations
Black, Maggie
Book
2008
Conveys the complexity of the UN, assesses its record, and considers options for reform.
The OIC does not speak for Muslims
Fatah, Tarek
Article
2008
Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I wou...
On Hunger and Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 133
Jakopovich, Dan
Article
2008
On September 11, 2001, approximately 35,000 of our brothers and sisters died from what is perhaps the worst possible cause of death — starvation. A decade after the 1996 World Food Summit set the goal...
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Carter, Jimmy
Book
2006
Former U.S. President Carter calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians 'apartheid' and identifies continuing Israeli control of the occupied territories as the primary obstacle to peace.
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa
Lewis, Stephen
Book
2005
This book is a compilation of the 2005 Massey Lectures on the topic of the Millennium Development Goals, with a special focus on AIDS in Africa. Lewis' lectures are personal and passionate in their d...
Reflections on the 7th Special Session of the U.N. General Assemly
Article
1975
Overview and critique of the U.N. conference dealing with the New International Economic Order.
Responding to Washington's Haiti Coup: Against The Current vol. 110
Caribbean People's Statement
Article
2004
Caribbean People, representatives of Caribbean organizations and people of Caribbean descent meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday March 20th, 2004, unanimously agreed to call on CARICOM Governm...
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
The Socialist Register 1976: Volume 13: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
The UN did NOT create Israel
Weir, Alison
Article
2013
UN General Assembly Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, was a recommendation that was to go to the Security Council. The resolution requested that the Security Council take it up. This never happened,...
UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
Whitney, W.T.
Article
2015
The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America agai...
The United Nations at 60 Upside dowm: New Internationalist January/February 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look into the United Nations system and its role in history.
UN's 1947 Partition Plan made Palestine a deal it had to refuse
Weinroth, Michelle
Article
2017
Weinroth analyzes the reasons behind Palestinians' refusal of the Partition Plan, reasons that have been largely dismissed in favour of casting their actions in an unfavourable light and thereby justi...
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...
Who do we try to rescue today?: Canada under corporate rule
Finn, Ed
Book
2000
A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Institute of International Affairs
The CIIA provides a national, non-partisan forum for the analysis, discussion and debate of international issues focussing on the implications for Canadian interests. Activities include the National F...
Canadian Peace Alliance
The Canadian Peace Alliance is the largest umbrella peace organization in Canada. Founded in 1985, the Canadian Peace Alliance has 150 groups and promotes concerted action towards disarmament, demil...
Centre for Research on Globalization
An independent research and media group of writers, scholars and activists. Publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, econo...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
North-South Institute/L'Institut Nord-Sud
Provides policy-relevant research on the North-South issues of relations between industrialized and developing countries, in particular monitoring Canada's foreign policy role and its relations with t...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.

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'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar
2015
Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.
UN 'Travesty': Resolutions Of Mass Destruction - Part 1
2012
Far from bringing an end to the violence, UN Resolution 1973 unleashed overwhelming Western force in pursuit of regime change, in a war that was fought to the bitter end. To ensure the right outcome, ...

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Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Double Standards
Website
Focusing on double standards in the media and in international politics. "Double Standard 1. a rule or principle applied more strictly to some people more than others (or oneself)."
Embassy Row Online
Website
Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.