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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...
Marxism and the Petition
Many petitions operate only on the reformist appeal to authority (this is especially true of the many online petitions from sites like, which fits perfectly within the liberal democratic f...
Organising Things: A Guide to Successful Political Action
Ward, Sue
A comprehensive guide to practical political action, packed with information and handy checklists.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016: Corporate Crime
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were...
Petitions next to useless in campaign to defend CBC
fillmore, Nick
Pressure groups put a lot of effort into petitions, but the question is - does sending petitions have any effect. Are they just wasting everyone's time?
The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action
Sharp, Gene
An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of ...

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More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
Sources News Release
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...

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Assessing the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign
Langille, David; Scott, Jamie; Bickerton, Geoff; Monolson; Zeilig, Martin; Armstrong, Beverlee Bell
A letter to Canadian Dimension about how the publication of "The Politics of the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign" in its December issue did not make the journalistic or political contribution that was...
The Peace Petition Caravan Campaign: The View From Sudbury
Delaunay, David (Project Ploughshares Sudbury)
The Politics of the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign
LaFramboise, Donna
LaFramboise on how the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign as a national campaign would now appear to be a tactical mistake of gargantuan proportions.