Youth Activism

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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...
Autonomous Media: Activating Resistance & Dissent
Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Book
2005
Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
The Betrayal
Winther, Karen
Film/Video
2011
The filmmaker's personal journey to confront her past, baring her soul to those most hurt by her troubled youth when she ricocheted from far-left radicalism to neo-Nazi fascism out of a desperate need...
Can Free Schools Work?
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1985
Before starting on another round of alternative education projects, it might be helpful to try to understand why few of the last round's projects achieved long term success.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change
Cullis-Suzuki, Severn; Fredrickson, Kris; Kayssi, Ahmed; Mackenzie, Cynthia; Aldana Cohen, Daniel
Book
2007
Twenty five personal accounts of the important work of some of Canada's most prominent young activists championing causes from child labour to environmentalism.
Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel! Gaza youth offers up a cry of despair : Rapid global reaction to cyber-manifesto surprises its drafters
Carbajosa, Ana
Article
2011
A group of Palestinian youth put out a manifesto that calls for an end to divisive party politics in Gaza and the West Bank. The youth want peace and freedom.
The High School Revolutionaries
Libarle, Marc; Seligson, Tom (eds.)
Book
1970
Two young teachers travel across America gathering the views of young high school radicals.
Hoffman, Abbie: Connexipedia Article
Article
Social and political activist in the United States who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). (1936-1989).
The Kids Are All Right: They're Fighting the Corporations
Article
2001
If the anti-sweatshop movement gains confidence in saying that its goal is revolution to shape the world with the anti-capitalist values of equality, democracy, and solidarity; and if it spreads an un...
Long March, Short Spring: The Student Uprising at Home and Abroad
Ehrenreich, Barbara, Ehrenreich, John
Book
1969
An examination of the world student rebellions of the late 1960s.
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
The New Left: A Collection of Essays
Long, Priscilla (ed.), Introduction by Staughton Lynd
Book
1969
Essays from participants in the American New Left of the 1960s.
The New Left at 40: Legacy and Continuity
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios (ed.)
Book
2007
A collection of memoirs and commentaries.
New Left Caucus (Toronto Student Movement): A Draft Manifesto
Kellerman, Bob; Limpus, Laurel; Resnick, Philip; Wernick, Andrew
Article
1969
Puts forward an alternative to Leninst factions which emerged in the Toronto Student Movement in 1968-1969. The authors state that "We consider ourselves, therefore, Marxists but not Leninists, thoug...
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.
The New Radicals: A Report with Documents
Jacobs, Paul; Landau, Saul
Book
1966
An analytical portrait of the young radical activists who have repudiated traditional liberalsim and who seek a new vision of American through civil rights, university reform, and anti-war and anti-po...
"No one represents us": the 15 May movement in the Spanish state
Durgan, Andy & Sans, Joel
Article
2011
On 15 May 2011 thousands of people, mainly young, demonstrated all over the Spanish state under the slogans "For real democracy now" and "We are not commodities in the hands of politicians and bankers...
An Open Letter From Anti-Zionist Jewish Youth in Canada: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Let us not be silent bystanders while humanity suffers. Let us raise our voices, as Jewish youth, and demand a single, democratic state, with equal rights for everyone in Israel/Palestine.
Push Comes to Shove: The Escalation of Student Protest
Kelman, Steven
Book
1970
Diary of Kelman's undergraduate years at Harvard during times of SDS-led student protest.
Revolution for the Hell of It
Free (Hoffman, Abbie)
Book
1968
...
The Revolution Game: The Short Unhappy Life of the Company of Young Canadians
Daly, Margaret
Book
1970
A historical overview of the Company of Young Canadians.
Rochdale: The Runaway Collage
Sharpe, David
Book
1987
Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's...
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...
'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...
Student Power and the Canadian Campus
Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan
Book
1969
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
SUPA - Student Union for Peace Action: Connexipedia Article
Stevenson, William
Article
2010
A Canadian student organization active from 1964 to 1967.
The Targeting of Walter Rodney: Against The Current vol. 120
West, Michael O.
Article
2006
On October 15, 1968 the government of Jamaica barred Walter Rodney from returning to the island. A lecturer at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Rodney had been out of the co...
Through the Lens of Young Slum Dwellers
Valente, Marcela
Article
2009
Two dozen young slum dwellers in Buenos Aires began filming a documentary about themselves this month, in an attempt to break down the negative stereotypes with which they are portrayed in the media.
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...
Underground Times
Verzuh, Ron
Book
1989
The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
We Are Everywhere
Rubin, Jerry
Book
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
Weatherman
Jacobs, Harold
Book
1971
A history of the Weatherman organization.
Young Radicals
Keniston, Kenneth
Book
...
The Youth Communes
Ald, Roy
Book
1970
A short survey of American youth communes of the late 1960s.

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Check Your Head: The Youth Global Education Initiative
Check Your Head is an education program geared at educating high school students on globalization and social and global justice. The program brings together youth and university students to initate en...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the e...
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...

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News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
Youth Corps
Organization profile published 1976
Organization
1976
An organization in which young people grow through community service.