- Activist's Handbook
Articles for activists on organizing.
- An alternative media list
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
- Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
- The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Many articles, fact sheets and background papers and analyses, on Canadian and international issues, from the CCPA, which promotes research from a progressive point of view.
- The Connexions Directory
An electronic directory of Canadian non-profit advocacy organizations concerned with social and environmental issues; indexed by subject.
- Connexions mirror site
This is a backup/mirror site for Connexions.org.
More than 1,000 articles on activism, radicalism, resistance, solidarity, social justice, events, movements, organizations, and people.
- Council of Canadians
Promoting economic justicem safeguarding social programs, renewing democratization, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving the environment.
- Ulli Diemer: Selected snippets & quotes from Radical Digressions
These snippets are from articles on the Radical Digressions website. They are intended as a starting point for exploring the content of the site. They are grouped by topic; some quotes may appear under more than one heading. Each item is followed by a link to the relevant article.
- Fair Vote Canada - Home
A multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting system reform. Canadians from all points on the political spectrum, all regions and all walks of life are joining FVC to demand a fair voting system - a fundamental requirement for healthy representative democracy and government accountability.
- Get Active
A guide to organizing and carrying out campaigns on social and environmental issues, prepared by Greenpeace Australia.
- Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
- Quotes about Activism
Online progressive news site.
- Radical Digressions
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian Marxist perspective.
- Red Pepper
Independent magazine of the green and radical left.
- Reimagining Society
An online collection of visions, proposals and strategies for social transformation.
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
- Toward Freedom
Toward Freedom envisions a world ethic that honors the human spirit and the right of individuals to freedom of thought and creativity; advances movements for human rights, peace, justice, enlightenment, and freedom from oppression; and celebrates the contributions of the world's diverse cultures.
- Web Networks
Web Networks is the online home of many non-profit and social change groups in Canada.
- World Socialist Web Site
Extensive collection of articles and links compiled by the publishers of Z Magazine.
- Alternatives Information
Online social change library.
- Autonomy & Solidarity
An on-line network for anti-capitalists who believe that revolutionary transformation will come from workers and oppressed people self-organizing from below and not from the top down organizing of any state, party or union bureaucracy.
Avaaz.org is a global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want.
"Avaaz" means "Voice" in many Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European languages.
Across the world, most people want stronger protections for the environment, greater respect for human rights, and concerted efforts to end poverty, corruption and war. Yet globalization faces a huge democratic deficit as international decisions are shaped by political elites and unaccountable corporations -- not the views and values of the world#s people.
Technology and the internet have allowed citizens to connect and mobilize like never before. The rise of a new model of internet-driven, people-powered politics is changing countries from Australia to the Philippines to the United States. Avaaz takes this model global, connecting people across borders to bring people powered politics to international decision-making. Coming together in this way, Avaaz has become a wonderful community of people from all nations, backgrounds, and ages. Our diverse community is brought together by our care for the world, and a desire to do what we can to make it a better place. The core of our model of organizing is our email list, operated in 13 languages.
- Citizens on the Web
Coverage of news and events, mainly in Ontario, from a progressive perspective.
Anarchist site with news and information for people who are questioning the system which hates them. In English, French, German and Catalan.
- Ecosocialist Groups & Websites
A list of ecosocialist websites and groups.
- Institute for Anarchist Studies
Provides support to critical scholarship on social domination and the reconstructive vision of a free society.
- Internationale Marx-Engels-Stiftung
On the initiative of the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, in 1990 the Internationale Marx-Engels-Stiftung (IMES) was established. The IMES is an international network, mainly based on the IISH, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW), the Karl-Marx-Haus (KMH) of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Trier and the Russian State Archive for Social/Political History (RGA) and the Russian Independent Institute for the Study of Social and National Problems (RNI), both in Moscow. The main task of the IMES is to continue the publication of the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA-2).
- Left Communist Groups & Websites
A list of left communist websites and groups.
- Leftist Parties of the World
This page contains the entire spectrum of political parties, organizations and groups which consider themselves to be leftist or have origins in leftist movements. You will find democratic socialists and reform communists as well as social democratic and green parties, traditional communists, marxists-leninists of stalinist or maoist persuasions, the tendencies of trotskyism, left communists, guerrilla organizations, leftist movements struggling for national or ethnic liberation or for regional autonomy, the different currents of anarchism, alliances with leftist participation and parties outside of these categories.
- Libertarian Socialist Groups & Websites in the Connexions Directory
A list of libertarian socialist websites and groups.
- Marxism Page
Information about Marxism, and some Marxists classics. Marxism is understood here as the theory and practice of working class self-emancipation. "This theoretical
and political tradition is radically different from the way Marxism is generally described by both critics and many 'adherents' who identify Marxism with the repressive state capitalist regimes that used to dominate Russia and eastern Europe and still hold sway in China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba. "
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
- Marxist Groups & Websites
A list of Marxist websites and groups.
The Marxism list is a worldwide moderated forum for activists and scholars in the Marxist tradition who favor a non-sectarian and non-dogmatic approach. It puts a premium on independent thought and rigorous but civil debate.
- New Democracy Internet site
Supports a democratic revolution to overthrow corporate capitalism, but opposes socialism. Features short articles on labour issues, the deficit, education.
- News and Letters
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
- Northwest Activism
Web site of a small group of citizen activists living throughout the Pacific Northwest.
- Out There News
Concise news articles and features from around the world.
- Radical Socialist Groups & Websites
A list of radical socialist websites and groups.
- The Red Menace
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
- Social Change & Alternatives Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to alternatives and social change in the Sources directory for the media.
- Socialist Project
Articles from a socialist perspective, including The Bullet and Relay.
- Society for Socialist Studies
The society's purpose to facilitate and encourage research and analysis in Canada with emphasis on socialist, feminist, ecological, and anti-racist points of view.
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine.
- The TAZ - Anarchy on the Web
Links to anarchist resources.
- truthout, News Politics
Online news site.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Catalogue of more than 13,000 books, articles, films, periodicals, websites and other resources.
Library of Congress classification,
Year of Publication.
Associations and NGOs dealing with social and environmental issues — A-Z Index or Subject Index.
For experts and media spokespersons also see the Sources directory and the comprehensive Sources Subject Index.
Selected Internet resources featuring information about alternatives.
Events from across Canada. Also see: Sources Calendar and news releases.
Publicity and Media
Resources, publications and articles to help you get publicity and raise awareness. Plus Media Names & Numbers Canadian media directory, the Parliamentary Names & Numbers Canadian government directory, and mailing lists.
Connexions welcomes your support. Your donations make our work possible. Volunteers always welcome.
Connexions exists to support individuals and groups working for freedom and social justice. We work to maintain and make available a record of the theory and practice of people struggling against oppression and for social change. We believe that the more we know about the struggles, victories, and defeats of the past, and about those who took part in them, the better equipped we will be to bring a new world into being.
Connexions maintains a physical archive of books and documents, and is engaged in an ongoing project to build and expand an indexed digital archive of documents. We try to feature a wide variety of resources reflecting a diversity of viewpoints and approaches to social change within our overall mandate of support for democracy, civil liberties, freedom of expression, universal human rights, secularism, equality, economic justice, environmental responsibility, and the creation and preservation of community.
We are internationalist in our orientation, but as a Canadian-based project we feature an especially extensive collection of Canadian documents and profiles of Canadian activist organizations.