Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Date Written:  2016-02-20
Publisher:  Connexions
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX18758

This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title "Canadian Information Sharing Service", which was also the name of the collective which compiled it, from submissions from across Canada. Within a couple of years, the name of the publication became "Connexions" and then, a little later, "The Connexions Digest".
In addition to our own history, in this issue we spotlight black history as our topic of the week. We look at the Haitian revolution, when slaves confronted the French empire and won; black resistance against the Ku Klux Klan in the American South, and the meaning and limits of anti-racism. We also look at the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, the dangers posed by geoengineering, and we mark the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21, 1848.


Table of Contents:

Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Topic of the Week: Black History
Haiti: The Lost Revolution
Racist Terror, Then and Now
The Limits of anti-racism
The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement
Human nature, and choosing optimism over despair: An interview with Noam Chomsky
Website of the Week: Global Voices
Books of the Week: "The Black Jacobins" and "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible"
Video of the Week: Flowers of Rojava
Organizing: These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press
People's History: The Communist Manifesto
People's History: The Day the Klan messed with the wrong people
From the Archives: The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service - February 1976
Connexions Calendar
Seeds of Fire

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