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Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
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...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...

News Releases

Connexions Archive seeks a new home
2009-11-18
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.
Grassroots Archives: Preservation as subversion?
2012-10-08
Ulli Diemer of Connexions, a social justice library and archive - www.connexions.org - discusses problems facing grassroots archives at a talk sponsored by the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT).
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
2012-11-02
Connexions Archive
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 Select Resources

Behind the Numbers
A blog from the CCPA
Website
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
A Carbon-Free Future
An Interview with Arjun Makhijani
Article
2009
Multinational Monitor
A carbon-free future is possible and necessary.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
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...
Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
Economics As If Future Generations Mattered
Raffensperger, Carolyn; Butler, Kaitlin
Article
2014
Countercurrents.org
We have turned a corner on climate change-- a wrong turn-- and it is happening more rapidly than we have predicted. Climate change is already disrupting society, ecosystems, and national economies. We...
A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
Ekeland, Anders
Article
2014
Against the Current
A complete transition away from fossil fuels is necessary within a few decades. The question is how to construct an exit strategy that will accomplish this. James Hansen has provided a starting point ...
Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition
Young, Patrick
Article
2016
CounterPunch
If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to se...
How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap
A Superfund for Workers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2015
Dollars & Sense
A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental ...
Land trust
Connexipedia Article
Article
There are two distinct definitions of a land trust: 1) a private, nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or con...
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
Connexions and Beit Zatoun
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 Microfinance Delusion
Marred by Wall Street-Style Greed, Profiteering, Client Abuse, and Market Chaos
Bateman, Milford
Article
2012
CounterPunch
By celebrating self-help and individual entrepreneurship, and by implicitly discrediting all forms of collective effort, such as trade unions, social movements, cooperatives, public spending, a pro-po...
A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
Labor Network for Sustainability
Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Radical Simplicity And The Middle Class
Alexander, Samuel
Article
2012
Countercurrents
A description of what a life of radical simplicity might look like suggesting radical simplicity is appealing, provided that the transition was anticipated and widely negotiated.
The Red and the Black
Profit is the motor of capitalism. What would it be under socialism?
Ackerman, Seth
Article
2012
Jacobin
In this essay, I start from the common socialist assumption that capitalism’s central defects arise from the conflict between the pursuit of private profit and the satisfaction of human needs. Then I ...
Sharing as our common cause
Article
2014
Share The World's Resources
A call for sharing underpins many existing initiatives for social justice, environmental stewardship, true democracy and global peace. On this basis, STWR argues that sharing should be more widely pro...
This Changes Everything
Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator)
Film/Video
2015
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar S...
Voluntary Simplicity And The Steady-State Economy
Burch, Mark
Article
2014
Countercurrents
Voluntary simplicity is most basically characterized by the practices of mindfulness and material sufficiency. Through bringing mindfulness to our daily lives, we seek the maximum of well-being achiev...
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.
Why Cooperative Businesses Are Not the Answer
Spritzler, John
Article
2013
NewDemocracyWorld.org
The problem with the worker-owned cooperative business economic model is that this model retains one of the most important defining characteristics of the capitalist model with which we are so familia...
Why The Language of the Commons Matters
Bollier, David
Article
2012
David Bollier
Our very language for identifying problems and imagining solutions has been compromised. We may have many unattractive human traits fueled by individual fears and ego, but we are also creatures entire...

Sources Bookshelf

Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
Cancel The Apocalypse
The New Path To Prosperity
Simms, Andrew
Book
2013
Describes how the relentless race for economic growth is not always one worth winning, how excessive materialism has come at a terrible cost to our environment, and hasn't even made us any happier in ...
E-Commerce vs. E-Commons
Communications in the public interest
Moll, Marita; Shad, Leslie Regan (eds.)
Book
2001
From privacy issues to intellectual property, from universal access to union activism, these essays challenge the rush to deregulate and disconnect communications from the public interest.
Real Utopia
Participatory Society for the twenty-first century
Spannos, Chris (ed.)
Book
2008
Real Utopia identifies and obliterates the barriers to an egalitarian, bottom-up society, while convincingly outlining how to build it.

Media

Atlantic Co-operator
Dedicated to the development of the co-operative movement and community development in Atlantic Canada.
Canadian Dimension
An independent magazine of the Canadian Left, of interest to radical Left and anti-capitalist activists and interested observers.
Good Work News
A forum for issues related to unemployment and poverty, updates on community tools projects, updates for the Alternative Work Catalogue, perspective on simple living, environmentalism and producerism.


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