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The Age of Outrage: Values-based Action and the positive power of public protest
Based on direct experience and extensive research including law enforcement reports, public opinion surveys, and ongoing scanning and anaylysis of news and Internet sources, this book reveals the six ...
The Bomb won't go away on its own
Our task is to break out of this closed self-justifying system by depriving governments of the passive populations they need, by refusing to accept the choices we are offered and instead becoming acti...
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Volume 1, Number 3
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Citizens Group Scores Success in Anti-lead Battle
Through self-education, out-reach, and activism, the Niagara Neighbourhood Lead Committee has successfully worked to reduce lead risks in their neighbourhood and throughout Canada.
A Citizen's Guide to City Politics
Citizens Participate - An Action Guide for Public Issues.
Connor, Desmond W.
The End of Politics: Corporate Power and the Decline of the Public Sphere
From the events of privatization, economic globalization, spread of violence and gun culture, and the end of the cold war, Boggs explores the depoliticization process in the United States.
Fighting Back: Urban Renewal in Trefann Court
A detailed report on the conflict between city bureaucrats and residents of Trefann Court, a five-block area just east of downtown Toronto. Bent on tearing down as a step towards urban renewal, the pl...
Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Documents the new forces of resistance and invitates readers to join the struggle for alternatives.
The History of Democracy: A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
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...
Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
The 1990 Prague Appeal: Let Us Found a Helsinki Citizens Assembly
The peaceful transition of Europe is unthinkable without the full observance of all human and civil rights.
Planning As Learning: The Education of Citizen Activists
Alexander, Donald Hayley Morrow
Phd thesis focusing on the learning undertaken by members of citizens' groups involved in land use planning.
Urban Citizen Movements: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Community groups that are often organized around concerns about land use and the way planning decisions are made in local government.
We Make the Road By Walking: Conversations on education and social change
Horton, Myles; Freire, Paulo
Horton, the founder of the Highlander Folk School, and Freire, a Brazilian education leader, are from two different backgrounds, but their shared views on the use of participatory education in bringin...
'What can I Do?': Citizen Strategies for Nuclear Disarmament
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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...
Mines Action Canada
Mines Action Canada (MAC) is the Canadian component of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). The coalition's primary concern is the human and socio-economic impact of landmines. It is co...
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
A coalition of 133 community-based immigrant and refugee service agencies located throughout the province of Ontario.
Good Accounting is M.I.A
City budget system is obsolete: daycare is as much a capital item as bridges
The author calls on Toronto's city hall to recognize that environmental and social programs are a kind of infrastructure in that they create stakeholders in the community. He advocates that the munici...