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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio and stage.
A primary goal of his work is to recover voices and s...
Connexions Archive seeks a new home
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
Leftwords Festival of Books and Ideas
LeftWords is a free public event that celebrates and promotes the work of progressive Canadian and international writers and thinkers whose works appear in books and magazines by Canadian independent ...
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
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).
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...
Sources Select Resources
Critical of the globalization of capitalism. The movement is also commonly referred to as the global justice movement, alter-globalization movement, anti-corporate globalization movement, or movement ...
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Connexions Information Sharing Services
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...
Critique of Nonviolent Politics
From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists who rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern United States.
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.
Kenyan grafitti artists target vulture politicians
Chonghaile, Clar Ni
A crew of Kenyan grafitti artists are making murals that urge citizens not to re-elect corrupt politicians who have a legacy of exploiting tribal differences to gain power.
The Making of Jericho Road
Against The Current vol. 132
Against The Current
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Met police face legal action for 'kettling' of protest teenagers
Police in the UK are being sued for using violence against students during a tuition fees protest by three minors who suffered injuries. They claim they were falsely detained and denied medical assist...
Police log 'domestic extremists' and keep database on activists
Forces survey and file details of peaceful protests and political activities
Lewis, Paul; Evans, Rob; Taylor, Matthew
'Domestic Extremists' are persons involved in political meetings and protests who are photographed and added to a national database by the UK police. This surveillance falls under the purview of "ter...
Sierra Leone: local resistance grows as investors snap up land
Farmers and activists more transparent about large-scale land deals with foreign firms and t
Provost, Clare; McClanahan, Paige
Ten years after the end of civil war in Sierra Leone, the government is taking great pains to attract large-scale agribusiness investments, which it says will help boost exports and employment opportu...
SUPA - Student Union for Peace Action
A Canadian student organization active from 1964 to 1967.
Tree-top vigil highlights destruction of Tasmanian forest
Miranda Gibson hopes to bring international attention to the unprotected status of the ancient forests that are threatened by logging
For more than three months, 30-year-old Gibson has been living high above the canopy floor that is the home to some of Australia's most threatened indigenous wildlife, including the Tasmanian devil an...
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
Alternative and Activist New Media
Lievrouw, Leah A.
An overview of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and voice, present alternative or marginal views,...
Alternative Press Index
An index to alternative and radical periodicals
Serial Publication (Periodical)
An index to alternative and radical publications, published quarterly in print and also available on CD-ROM.
The Barefoot Channel
Community Television as a Tool for Social Change
How you or you group can use local community TV station to get your message out.
Chomsky for Beginners
Cogswell, David; Gordon, Paul
An introduction to the life and works of Noam Chomsky.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Part 1: Thought Control in a Democratic Society. Part 2: Activating Dissent
Achbar, Mark; Wintonick, Peter; (Chomsky, Noam)
Movements and Messages
Media and Radical Politics on Quebec
A study of the attempt by social and political movements in Quebec to shape their own communication strategies in oppostion to the power of the state and the mainstream media.
Traces of Magma
An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Features articles dealing with the erosion of the physical and cultural environment precipitated by commercial and corporate interests.
Social justice, local and international events, environment, labour, and women's issues.
An independent magazine of the Canadian Left, of interest to radical Left and anti-capitalist activists and interested observers.
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Committed to working class self-emancipation, internationalism and opposition to all forms of oppression.
Canada's independent labour magazine. A pro-union labour magazine dedicated to publishing stories about workers' rights and social justice.
The latest on the fightback from coast to coast. News the corporate media won't print.
The struggle for global justice and workers' power in Canada and around the world. Tabloid-format magazine.
Publication of the Trotskyist League, Canadian section of the International Communist League.
Canada's alternative magazine of politics and culture. Award-winning writing that takes on orthodoxy on all fronts with wit and attitude. Investigative journalism you can't get anywhere else.
Upping the Anti
Discussions taking place within the anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist and anti-oppressive movements.