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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions compiles and disseminates information about social and economic alternatives. Established in 1975 as an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse, Connexions compiles and publishes a var...
Council of Europe
Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. The Council ha...
Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
Fair Vote Canada
Representing over 55,000 Canadians, Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots, multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting reform. We promote the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of g...
La Francophonie
The primary mission of the organization is the promotion of the French language as an international language and the promotion of worldwide cultural and linguistic diversity in the era of economic globalization. In this regard, co...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...

News Releases

Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
2008-12-13
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sources Select Resources

Canada's Distorted Electoral System
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
Canada's electoral system is undemocratic
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Consensus decision-making
Connexipedia Article
Article
Article about the group decision making process known as consensus decision-making.
Democracy was never intended for degenerates
Malik, Kenan
Article
2016
Pandaemonium
This is not a left vs right debate -- today, as a century ago, the anti-democratic impulse comes from both left and right, from both reactionaries and self-defined progressives.
The Demonology School of Journalism
Putin and the press
Petras, James
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every ...
Destroying the Commons
How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
TomDispatch
Our rights and liberties are under ever-increasing attack.
Every Cook Can Govern
A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece: Its Meaning for Today
James, C.L.R.
Book
1956
Modern parliamentary democracy elects representatives and these representatives constitute the government. Before the democracy came into power, the Greeks had been governed by various forms of govern...
Greece again Can Save the West
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The 'Greek crisis' is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.
In Defence of Democracy
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
On Jacques Berlinerblau's book How to Be Secular.
The Key to Happiness That No One -- Not Even the Happiness Gurus -- Are Discussing
Lappe, Frances Moore
Article
2009
YES! Magazine
There's just one pathway to happiness in which this deep, human need for power is given pride of place: democracy. By this I mean democracy as a living practice that enables us to have a real say in e...
A Marxist History of the World part 14: The Greek Democratic Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at the radical participatory democracy which began in Athens between 510 and 506 BCE and spread to virtually every city-state in the Aegean.
Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles
An interview with Robert McChesney
McChesney, Robert
Article
2009
Relay
Robert McChesney talks about contemporary media capitalism and 21st century media democracy struggles to understand and change it.
Mercenary of Reaction
Lynton Crosby in Canada
Kampmark, Binoy
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Lynton Crosby has a full schedule. He is the modern electoral PR hitman for parties in dire straits. He is hired to stir the pot of resentment and undermine hopes for change. His very existence sugges...
No platform or no democracy?
Malik, Kenan
Article
1996
Rather than promoting themselves as vehicles for broadening access to discussion and debate, universities now seek to present themselves as highly regulated institutions in which students will be prot...
On Democracy As A Good
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Is democracy good in itself? Exploring the impact of democracy during and after the Arab Spring.
Rosa Luxemburg's Shock Doctrine
The "Hideous Nakedness" of Imperial Wars
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2008
CounterPunch
Luxemburg's discussion regarding capitalism and democracy speaks to the world we live in today. Imperial war, she wrote, shows capitalism in 'all its hideous nakedness.' This bloody nakedness is not o...
Socialism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
The Two Souls of Socialism
Socialism from Above vs. Socialism from Below
Draper, Hal
Article
1960
It was Marx who finally brought the two ideas of socialism and democracy together, because he developed a theory which made the synthesis possible for the first time. The heart of the theory is this p...
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine demo...
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
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.

Sources Bookshelf

America's Deadliest Export: Democracy
The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
Blum, William
Book
2013
Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America’s motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble. William Blum, a leading non-mainstream chroni...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Book
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Democracy's Oxygen
How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
The History of Democracy
A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Book
2013
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...
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Necessary Illusions
Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Press for Conversion #59
September 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A phony democracy – dominated by warlords, drug barons, oil industry representatives and World Bank administrators – has now been successfully imposed upon Afghanistan by the world's major military an...
Press for Conversion #60
March 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
This issue of the magazine exposes ten ways in which Canada's Liberal government was complicit in aiding and abetting the 2004 coup d'état that ousted President Aristide's democratically-elected gover...
Press for Conversion #61
September 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although...
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense
Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
Book
2005
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...
The Silent Revolution
Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate
Winter, James P.
Book
1990
The Struggle for Democracy
Watson, Patrick
Book
1988
A sweeping illustrated survey of the growth of democracy, its heroes and heroines, its enemies, its failures and successes. ...
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
Carey, Alex
Book
1995
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...
Telling the Truth
Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2005
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Unreliable Sources
A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media
Lee, Martin A.; Solomon, Norman
Book
1992
Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of bot...
Where Hope Takes Root
His Highness The Aga Khan
Book
2008
A collection of talks given by the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims.
Who Will Tell The People
The Betrayal Of American Democracy
Greider, William
Book
1993
An exploration of the undermining of U.S. democracy, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why.

Media

New Internationalist
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.
Pacific Affairs
Scholarly insight into current political, economic, social and cultural issues of Asia and the Pacific. Articles, reviews and research notes from authors throughout the world.


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