War

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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.
Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
The Age of Imperialistic Wars
Petras, James
Article
2015
There is no question that wars and military threats have replaced diplomacy, negotiations and democratic elections as the principal means of resolving political conflicts. Throughout the present year ...
Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Hedges, Chris
Book
2006
Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on co...
Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Bibliography on World Conflict and Peace: Second edition
Book
Peace research/educational resources. While the work of the international peace research community is well represented here, the majority of the books listed have been published in North America. Cate...
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.
The Challenge to Violence: New Internationalist August 2005 - #381
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
Stories which explain the power of nonviolent actions and how they have made a difference in the world.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Christmas in the Trenches
McCutcheon, John
Article
1984
Lyrics to a song commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914 on the Western and Eastern Fronts during World War I.
Christmas Truce: The Western Front, December 1914
Brown, Malcolm; Seaton, Shirley
Book
1994
A history of the Christmas Truce of 1914 on the Eastern and Western fronts.
A Coalition of the Killing: War, media, propaganda and language
Sainath, P.
Article
2003
War, media, propaganda and language.
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
Book
2006
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Connexions Library: Peace Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on peace and conflict resolution.
The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire
McCoy, Alfred
Article
2010
The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realisti...
Defining an American State of War: Nine War Words That Define Our World
Engelhardt, tom
Article
2011
Nine common terms associated with our present wars that probably don't mean what you think they mean.
Destroyed by Violence: War, Not Deserting, Is Demoralizing
LaForge, John
Article
2014
Morale is destroyed by war. War’s objective reality always blows to smithereens not just the civilians it is supposed to protect, but the political, economic and chauvinistic rationalizations that get...
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2010-2011: Capital devours lives, labor, land; masses seek paths to freedom
Article
2010
A revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, "inside" and "outside."
Drawing the Line: A pamphlet
Goodman, Paul
Book
1946
Economics of the War Economy
Mattick, Paul
Article
1959
Ever since Lord Keynes' dictum that wars - like pyramid-building and earthquakes - may serve to increase wealth, it has been increasingly recognized that war and preparation for war are necessary aspe...
The Economics of War and Peace
Mattick, Paul
Article
1956
Wars, like crises, are inherent in uncontrolled capital accumulation even though their actual occurrence in time is not predictable.
The Election, Economy, War, and Peace
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2008
Chomsky points out that the Democratic triumph in the 2008 election was indeed historic, but also relatively slight. He explores the factors that played a role in preventing a landslide victory for Pr...
Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States and the Rise of the New Imperialism
Grandin, Greg
Book
2006
Looks at U.S. foreign policy post 9/11 and its antecedents.
Endless War: The Suicide Of The United States
Jamail, Dahr
Article
2009
Soldiers are returning from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan destroyed mentally, spiritually, and psychologically, to a general population that is, mostly, willfully ignorant of the occupations...
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Follies of the War: Against The Current vol. 122
Finkel, David
Article
2006
Three years later, it is hard to believe that a gloating and triumphant Christopher Hitchens could write this (April 18, 2003):
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Four Hours in My Lai
Bilton, Michael ; Sim, Kevin
Book
1992
Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?
Butler, Judith
Book
2009
Butler explores the media's portrayal of war and its effect on audiences' understandings of human life. Such portrayals, Butler argues lead to the rationalization of modern warfare and state violence....
From the Editor: Green Living
Article
1991
To satiate North America's addiction to high energy consumption, the popular solution is war.
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2014
Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad –...
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.
Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
Article
1949
Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Prote...
Germany and Britain: Memory and Myopia
Malik, Kenan
Article
2014
Ernst Barlach was one of Germany's great expressionist artists of the early twentieth century. A virulent nationalist in the run-up to the First World War, Barlach found that his experience of the Wes...
The Great Class War: 1914-1918
Pauwels, Jacques R.
Book
2016
In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war ...
The Great Schism: Socialism and War in 1914
Blackledge, Paul
Article
2014
This article sketches the limitations of Second International Marxism before outlining the strengths and weaknesses of Lenin’s alternative.
Guilt of War Belongs to All
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
Chomsky discusses the guilt of war and Japan's refusal to apologize for its role in the Second World War.
Gulf War The Gulf in flames The real cost of Desert Storm: New Internationalist October 1992
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Examining the real reasons behind the Gulf War. Was it motivated by Western oil interests? Articles on arab women, oil and arms and the aftermath of Desert Storm in the arab world.
Hezbollah, Hamas and Israel: Everything You Need To Know
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2006
We are supposed to think that the current crisis in the Middle East has no historical roots.
The History of Democracy: A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Book
2013
Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately fro...
Homage to Catalonia
Orwell, George
Book
1938
George Orwell's account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years 1933-1941
Klemperer, Victor
Book
1998
These diaries, written in secrecy, provide a vivid account of everyday life in Hitler's Germany. Although he was baptized a Protestant, Klemperer was still considered a Jew by the regime and saw his f...
Imperialism, the World War and Social Democracy
Gorter, Herman
Article
1914
The true cause, the trigger, the author of this war, is therefore not any particular State, but all the States that pursue an imperialist policy and seek to expand their territories: Germany, England,...
Inside Iran: New Internationalist March 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at Iran from history to present. Discussion of women's rights and the youth of Iran.
Interview with Gilbert Achcar: Against The Current vol. 122
Weissman, Susan
Article
2006
On the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Susan Weissman interviewed Gilbert Achcar for her program, "Beneath the Surface," on KPFK, Pacifica radio in Los Angeles. In the following excerpt, A...
Introduction to Social Revolution
Article
1976
A Short Introduction to Social Revolutionary Politics, with short articles on ""Capitalism," "War," "State Capitalism," "National Liberation and Imperialism," "Racism," "Sex Roles," "Education," and "...
Iraq 1990-1991: Desert Holocaust
Blum, William
Article
An account of the American invasion of Iraq (Desert Shield) in 1990-91.
The Iraq Crisis in Context
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2003
A rogue state, heavily armed with weapons of mass destruction, openly contempuous of international law and the United Nations, plunges the world into crisis.
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...
The Iraq War and Contempt for Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2003
Chomsky highlights that while the war in Iraq was being shaped, the voices of the people - neither in Iraq nor Europe - were being heard or considered. This is a clear violation of the principle that ...
The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
Corbyn, Jeremy
Article
2016
The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
ISIS Thrives on the Disunity of Its Enemies
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2015
The aftermath of terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Paris are a bad time to produce new policies, but they provide ideal political conditions for a government to take radical, if ill-thought-ou...
Israel's Colonial War against the Gaza Strip
Aburaiya, Issam
Article
2009
Israel is becoming a war machine, terrifying yet lacking in all moral grounding.
The Junius Pamphlet: The Crisis of Social Democracy
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1916
The voting of war credits in August 1914 was a shattering moment in the life of individual socialists and of the socialist movement in Europe. Those who had worked for, and wholly believed in the abil...
A Just War? Hardly
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2006
Chomsky identifies the premises of "just war theory". He claims that in both the case of Kosovo and Afghanistan these were not adhered to, thus the foundation for "just war" was absent.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume 5: War & Revolution
Draper, Hal; Haberkern, E.
Book
2005
The subject of this volume is Marx and Engels' views on the relation between war and revolution. Its thesis is that, over the course of decades, their views on this question changed -- evolved is a be...
Killing America's Kids
Reed, Fred
Article
2009
Why is the Secretary of Defense so angry at having the war photographed? Easy: Spin control. Spin is so very important in war these days. While America is only barely a democracy, still, if the public...
The Killings Fields of Gaza: Asymmetric Warfare
Green, Colin
Article
2013
Revelations from Israeli sources such as ‘Breaking the Silence’ and ‘Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’ that the Israeli assaults on Gaza in 2008/9 (Cast Lead) and 2012 (Pillars of Defence) were plan...
Krieg im Kosovo
Schmid, Thomas (Hg.)
Book
1999
Letter to Palestinian and Lebanese filmmakers from Israeli filmmakers
Article
2006
We unequivocally oppose the brutality and cruelty of Israeli policy.
The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Georg Adler, Peter Hudis, and Annelies Laschitza)
Book
1990
Blending a passionate sensibility and a steely intellect with an unshakeable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. In this comp...
Liberation, Then What?: Against The Current vol. 124
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2006
In a lucid contribution to our understanding of contemporary Africa, David Seddon and Leo Zeilig recently charted that continent's two waves of popular protest and class struggle over the last 40 year...
Making the Abolition of War a Realistic Goal
Sharp, Gene
Article
1980
This popular essay provides a brief introduction to civilian-based defense, a policy in which civilians are prepared to use nonviolent resistance as a means of national defense.
Man's Worldly Goods: The Story of the Wealth of Nations
Huberman, Leo
Book
1936
Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines ar...
Martial Matters
Cahill, Rowan
Article
2012
A selection of commentaries on Australian martial experience at radical odds with mainstream Australian histories.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 12: Marx and Engels 1853 - 1854
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Articles mainly on British colonialism.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 13: Marx and Engels 1854 - 1855
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes Revolutionary Spain
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 14: Marx and Engels 1855 - 1856
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes material on British politics and the Crimean War.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 15: Marx and Engels 1856 - 1858
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1858
Mainly articles about Europe, colonialism, and India.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 16: Marx and Engels 1858 - 1860
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Mainly events in Europe.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 17: Marx and Engels 1859 - 1860
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes Herr Vogt and articles on military matters.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 20: Marx and Engels 1864- 1868
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes The Prussian Military Question and the (German Workers' Party), and Value, Price and Profit, and articles and Reviews written in connection with the publication of Volume One of Capital.
A Marxist History of the World part 39: The Thirty Years War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Between 1618 and 1648 Germany was wrecked by insecurity, depopulation, disruption to trade, the destruction of property, and military plundering. Neil Faulkner looks at The Thirty Years War.
A Marxist History of the World Part 4: The origins of War and Religion
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
This week Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of War and Religion in the Early Neolithic world.
A Marxist History of the World part 68: 1914: descent into barbarism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
In the summer of 1914 capitalism tipped humanity into an abyss of barbarism that would leave millions dead. Neil Faulkner looks at the First World War.
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.
Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran
Pilger, John
Book
2009
Iran's crime is its independence. Having thrown out the US's favourite tyrant, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Iran remains the only resource-rich Muslim state beyond US control. As only Israel has a 'right to exi...
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...
The Most Moral Army?
Avnery, Uri
Article
2017
War is the realm of killing and destroying. How is it possible to talk about a law of war when war itself breaks all laws? An army that trains its soldiers to kill, how can it demand from them to show...
Mountain Warfare in the Past and Present
Engels, Friedrich
Article
1857
The article was prompted by the Neuchâtel conflict and the plans for the invasion of Switzerland by Prussian troops, widely discussed in the press.
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.
The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa
Saul, John S.
Book
2005
An indispensable guide to understanding how the resources of that era can be used to contribute to real liberation for the region and for the continent of Africa as a whole.
NGO Reports on Gaza War Belie Israeli Claims
Cobban, Helena
Article
2009
This week, two respected human rights organisations - one Palestinian, one Israeli - each came out with very full reports into the extent of the damage caused by the assault Israel waged against Gaza ...
The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade
Burrows, Gideon
Book
2002
A review of the increasingly prolific global arms trade and its economic, political and social impact on exploited and vulnerable nations.
On Oil and Quicksand: Against The Current vol. 114
The Editors
Article
2005
The end of 2004 finds the Middle East sliding toward an even bloodier morass, thanks in large part to imperial and colonial arrogance which has rarely been on such open display.
On the Perils of Imperialism
Ahmed, Hisham H.
Article
2013
Barak Obama's September 10, 2013 address, originally meant to mobilize Congress in support of an authorization for using military force against Syria, turned into a "life-saving" speech for Obama avoi...
Our exclusive right to self-defense: Rattling the Cage
Derfner, Larry
Article
2009
This is the Israeli notion of a fair deal: We're entitled to do whatever the hell we want to the Palestinians because, by definition, whatever we do to them is self-defense. They, however, are not ent...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism
Sheehan, Cindy
Book
2006
An American mother loses her 24-year-old soldier son, killed in action in Iraq, and leads her to become a prominent US anti-war activist.
Peacemaking in the 1990s: A Guide For Canadians
Perry, Thomas Dr. (Editor)
Book
1990
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
Press for Conversion #50: January 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
This issue contains original research revealing that U.S. war planners have repeatedly used elaborate webs of deceit to con the public into rallying behind major wars whose real purposes involved buil...
Preventive War 'the Supreme Crime'
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2003
Chomsky illustrates how the US-UK coalition reconfigured the term "pre-emptive" into "preventive" in an attempt to justify the invasion of Iraq despite opposition from the international society.
The Profits of War: Planning to Bomb Iran: Against The Current vol. 125
Hossein-zadeh, Ismael
Article
2006
It is no longer a secret that the Bush administration has been methodically paving the way toward a bombing strike against Iran. The administration’s plans of an aerial military attack against that co...
The Question Of War - How Will We Answer Our Children?
Film/Video
1982
The Question of War is a film about how adults can deal with justice issues with children aged 8 to 12.
Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
URPE/PEA Teach-In/Teach-Out Pamphlet Collective
Book
1975
A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
The Real Costs of Empire: Against The Current vol. 123
The Editors
Article
2006
Vietnam all over again? Yes, it is. The massacres by United States military forces of unarmed civilians in Haditha and, as is finally being revealed despite official lies and coverup, numerous other I...
Remembering the War and the Movement: Against The Current vol. 90
Drucker, Peter
Article
2001
February 28, 1991. Thinking that weeks of war and antiwar organizing were still ahead (not my only mistake during those months!), I took a Canadian vacation at the end of February 1991 with my lover C...
Report from Winter Soldier: Against The Current vol. 134
Brower, Elaine
Article
2008
On Friday, Day 2, testimony began at 9 AM with a panel about the "Rules of Engagement". Speakers from the Army and Marine Corps recounted the atrocities that they not only witnessed but participated i...
Review: Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam (2013)
Goldner, Loren
Article
2014
Review of Nick Turse's book Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam.
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger
Dellinger, Dave
Book
1970
Dellinger says that "those of us who oppose the violence of the status quo and reject the violence of armed revolt and class hatred bear a heavy responsibility to struggle existentially to provdew non...
The Role of Force in History
Engels, Friedrich
Book
1887
Rosa Luxemburg: Abridged Edition
Nettl, Peter
Book
1966
A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Political Writings
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited with an introduction by Robert Looker)
Book
1972
A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]
Book
2004
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
Rosa Luxemburg's Shock Doctrine: The "Hideous Nakedness" of Imperial Wars
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2008
Luxemburg's discussion regarding capitalism and democracy speaks to the world we live in today. Imperial war, she wrote, shows capitalism in 'all its hideous nakedness.' This bloody nakedness is not o...
Russia's Chechnya Syndrome: Against The Current vol. 84
Weissman, Susan
Article
2000
The near-genocidal war that Russia's Putin-Yeltsin government is waging in Chechnya is cynical on many counts. Some might compare it to U.S. efforts to end the “Vietnam syndrome” by engaging in small ...
Saddam's Iraq: Revolution or Reaction?
CARDRI - Committee Against Repression and for Democratice Rights in Iraq
Book
1990
Selections from the Prison Notebooks
Gramsci, Antonio
Book
1951
Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
Seven Reasons Why Capitalism Can't Recover Anytime Soon
Cooke, Shamus
Article
2010
There is a larger disease in the international economic system, a disease that cannot be cured by politicians who swear allegiance to this deteriorating system and to the wealthy elite who benefit fro...
Shame on you, Mr. Harper
Shalom-Salaam
Article
2006
Open letter initiated by members of Shalom-Salaam, a Jewish-Arab Montreal dialogue group.
Some Remarks on War Spirit
Goodman, Paul
Article
1962
How under modern conditions can we wage peace instead of war? We need a vast increase in the opportunities for initiative and making important decisions. This involves considerable decentralization of...
Somoza's Last Stand: Testimonies from Nicaragua
Towell, Larry
Book
1990
These are testimonies from the people who have survived the contra war against the poor of Nicaragua.
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Stop the War: The Story of Britain's Biggest Mass Movement
Murray, Andrew and German, Lindsey
Book
2005
The Story of the Christmas Truce
Article
On Christmas Day, 1914, in the first year of World War I, German, British and French soldiers disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front. German t...
Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
Lazare, Sarah
Article
2015
Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby playing a direct role in "legi...
The US arming of Ukraine and the danger of World War III
Lantier, Alex
Article
2015
The Obama administration wants to arm the right-wing regime in Ukraine with billions of dollars in advanced weaponry, which may spark a direct conflict between the US and Russia, two nuclear-armed pow...
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
A Very Ordinary Life
Knight, Rolf
Book
1974
The story of one woman's life in the context of a dazzling and brutal century, encompassing the rise of fascism, the great depression, emigration, war, and above all, a likfe of work -- in mining and ...
The War after the War
Maclean, John
Book
1918
War in the Gulf
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1991
The U.S. and its allies are launching themselves into an unnecessary but potentially calamitous war.
War is a Lie
Swanson, David
Book
2010
A thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those wars that have been most widely defended as just and good. This i...
War Is Peace
Engelhardt, Tom
Article
2009
Because the United States does not look like a militarized country, it's hard for Americans to grasp that Washington is a war capital, that the United States is a war state, that it garrisons much of ...
War is the Health of the State
Bourne, Randolph
Article
1918
Once the State has begun to function, and a large class finds its interest and its expression of power in maintaining the State, this ruling class may compel obedience from any uninterested minority. ...
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...
The War of the World: Easy Chair
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2015
Solnit reflects on the environmental destruction that the world has been experiencing since the Second World War.
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
1983
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."
War Photography at the Tate Modern: Receding into Memory
Kampmark, Binoy
Article
2014
If photography is a record of suspended death, a suggestion that the subject is both frozen in time and rendered lifeless in the broader sense of things, then the nature of war is, in many ways, a per...
Wars for Africa's wealth: New Internationalist May 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
Discussion of the wealth in Africa, and the wars and violence which it has fuelled.
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Marketing the War Against Iraq
Rutherford, Paul
Book
2004
Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant med...
Welcome to Orwell's World 2010
Pilger, John
Article
2009
Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that ...
White Flag Deaths: Killings of Palestinian Civilians during Operation Cast Lead
Article
2009
Documents incidents where Israeli soldiers fired on civilians with small arms during Israel's military operations in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. These attacks killed 11 civilians, includin...
Whoops Apocalypse
Book
1982
Whoops Apocalypse sets the scene for The Last Story Ever Told.
The Whores of War
Burchett, Wilfred; Roebuck, Derek
Book
...
Why Patrick Moore calls GMWatch "a bunch of murdering bastards"
Article
2016
According to Patrick Moore, GMWatch are "low-life" "murdering creeps", "profiteering on ignorance". Not to mention, "a bunch of murdering bastards" with an "anti-human, murderous agenda." How come?
Why Pro-War Pundits Are Always Wrong: Always Erasing the Victims
Davis, Charles
Article
2014
There is no shortage of men and women – but mostly men, typically white – willing to write 800- to 1,000-word editorials on the need for Decisive Action or Continued Resolve in Whereverthehellistan. S...
The Wikileaks Afghan War Diary: Reason for Celebration, Cause for Concern
Forte, Maximillian
Article
2010
The release of Wikileaks acquired records from U.S. forces in Afghanistan is an event of major significance which in some ways deserves to be celebrated by those opposed to the war in Afghanistan, but...
The Zero-Sum Game of Perpetual War: Why the Deep State Always Wins
Blunden, Bill
Article
2014
Readers with a morbid sense of curiosity can visit a web site called NukeMap that allows visitors to witness the devastation caused by nuclear weapons of varying yields on a city of their choosing.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Antiwar.com
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
CorpWatch
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as wel...
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
JohnPilger.com
The journalism and films of John Pilger.
New Democracy
Works for democratic revolution. Opposed to the domination of society by a small group of extremely wealthy people who control the big corporations and the government.
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
Physicians for Global Survival (Canada)
An association of 2500 Canadian physicians and public supporters who believe the greatest threat to human and environmental health is war, and the threat posed by the existence of nuclear weapons. Aff...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues in...
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global crises facing humankind. The members of Science fo...
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
Advocates peace, justice and disarmament, organizes action against war and racism.
War Child Canada
An independent charitable organisation working across North America and around the world to assist children affected by war and to raise awareness for children's rights everywhere. We are working to h...
War in Context
An effort to apply critical intelligence in an arena where political judgment has repeatedly been twisted by blind emotions.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, V...
CorpWatch
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe, and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as well as with others fighting for...
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and underst...
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. The International Crisis Group is now generally recognized as the world's leading i...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of The Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues include: defence policy, militar...
The War Amps
Registered charity. Since 1918, The War Amps has met the needs of war amputees. Today, the Association continues to serve them, and all Canadian amputees, including children. The Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program provides financial as...
Wikileaks
WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise r...

Sources Library

The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
2007
An A-Z guide to the laws governing armed conflict and their application in practice. The chapters include discussions of the crimes prohibited by international humanitarian law, key terms relating to ...
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Hilary Clinton: Candidate of War
Lazare, Daniel
2016
The U.S. political/media establishment only permits the propaganda version of the Syrian conflict -- and Hillary Clinton fully embraced it in her belligerent comments in the second presidential debate...
Military War Peace Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to the military and war and peace in the Sources directory for the media.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
The Oxford History of Modern War
Townshend, Charles
1997
The book is a military history, principally from the defeat of the Ottoman besiegers of Vienna in 1683.
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
2015
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1738
UN Security Council
2006
Resolution 1738, adopted by the UN Security Council, protects journalists operating in conflict areas.
War, Propaganda and the Media
Shah, Anup
1999
Probably every conflict is fought on at least two grounds: the battlefield and the minds of the people via propaganda. The #good guys# and the #bad guys# can often both be guilty of misleading their p...

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Antiwar.com
Website
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Website
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Peace Magazine
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles about disarmament; conflict resolution; nonviolent sanctions; peace institutions (e.g. the United Nations and the World Court); conflicts and crises around the world; profiles of activists an...