Other Voices

The Connexions Newsletter
2014


Other Voices is a digest of new and archival content from the Connexions website and other progressive websites. Regular features include a digest of new articles, news about grassroots archives and people’s history internationally, website of the week, book of the week, film of the week, and other news and resources. To receive Others Voices via email click here
This page lists the issues of Other Voices published in 2014. For issues published in 2015 and 2016, click here


Current and past issues


Other Voices
December 18, 2014
From its beginnings, one of capitalism’s prime imperatives has been an all-out and never-ceasing assault on the Commons in all its manifestations. Common land, common water, public ownership - anything rooted in the ancient human traditions of sharing and cooperation is anathema to an economic system that seeks to turn everything that exists into private property that can be exploited for profit. This issue of the Connexions Newsletter focuses on the Commons.


Other Voices
November 27, 2014
The theme for this issue, and the topic of the week, is Climate Change. Groups and websites engaged in the fight for action on global warming and climate justice are featured. Book of the week is Magdoff and Foster's What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism. In addition to articles on climate change, there are articles on Ebola, corporate tax evasion, and state terrorism, as well as a 1971 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.


Other Voices
November 13, 2014
The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of new pesticides; the terrors faced by fishermen in Gaza; and bringing books and seeking peace in Colombia. Film of the week is Even the Rain, and book of the week is Adolph Reed’s Class Notes.


Other Voices
October 30, 2014
Topic of the week is Refugees. Featured articles look at migration, counter-surveillance resources, farmers in Ghana fighting to retain the freedom to save their own seeds, and rebuilding communities faced with mining companies in Ecuador. The website of the week is Mediamatters. From the archives we’ve got Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women’s Movement.


Other Voices
October 16, 2014
Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel’s War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature in Other Voices is the Film of the Week: to start off, we spotlight The Corporation, an exploration of the dominant institution of our time. Plus: Lying to ourselves about the air war, Karl Marx’s critique of modern agriculture, and a challenge to Montreal’s anti-protest bylaw.


Other Voices
October 2, 2014
This issue of Other Voices looks at why so many people deny or ignore the very real and very near threat of climate change. We also look into the ways on how NGOs tame and undermine grassroots movements. Other Voices also shares an article detailing how a $182 billion bail-out of tax-payer money was not enough for one bank. Finally, in this issue, we look into the horrors of American slavery and how it shaped the United States into the economic power it is today.


Other Voices
September 19, 2014
Coverage of spying, terrorism, and protest. Articles on how the ISIS (Islamic State group) comes to be using American weapons; the U.S. government’s secret plans to spy for American corporations; the insidious power of propaganda; how to spot and defeat disruption on the Internet, and steps to sustainable livestock production. Topic of the week is War Crimes; book for the week is Berkeley: The New Student Revolt, and website of the week is LabourStart.


Other Voices
September 4, 2014
Information about the Connexions Alternative Media List and the Labor Film Archive. Articles on corporations spying on non-profits, workplace deaths, Monsanto and Ukraine, and liberal environmentalism. Topic of the week is Violence Against Journalists. Book of the week is Michael Riordon’s Bold Scientists.


Other Voices
August 21, 2014
Topic of the week is Killings by Police. Articles on the way the Ebola crisis illuminates the moral bankruptcy of capitalism; Responding the capitalist crisis, in 1914 and 2014; Globalizng Gaza: Israel’s leading role in undermining international law; and Marinaleda, a town in Spain attempting to create alternatives based on democracy, co-operation, and mutual aid. Group of the Week is Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.


Other Voices
July 31, 2014
Articles on truth, justice and reconciliation efforts in countries affected by civil war or internal conflict; Bone Collectors: the fate of the remains of Australian aboriginal people stolen from their burial grounds and dispersed to museums; the Galway children’s mass grave; and Which came first: Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence? The topic of the week is the Israeli military.


Other Voices
July 17, 2014
Topic of the week is Gaza, which was under attack by Israel as this issue appeared. Articles on surveillance capitalism, the tactics and successes of the movement for same-sex marriage in the United States, and profiles of alternative archives. Website of the week is Democracy Now!


Other Voices
July 3, 2014
The first issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter. Topic of the week is Surveillance. Articles on climate politics, 21st-century land grabs, and the destruction of Canada’s science libraries. Plus items from the Connexions Calendar and Seeds of Fire.


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This page lists the issues of Other Voices published in 2014. For issues published in 2015 and 2016, click here

For issues of the print publications published by Connexions (Connexions Digest, Connexions Annual, Canadian Information Sharing Service) see The Connexions Digest.