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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

News Releases

Canada Votes: The Ethnic Issue
2011-04-21
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
The Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) is pleased that, in this federal election, all political parties are considering the importance of the ethnocultural population in the election process.
Catch 22 - A Voter Powered Campaign to Defeat the Harper Conservatives
2011-04-01
Catch 22 Campaign
A national public interest group opposing the Harper government has named 40 ridings across the country where Conservatives won by small margins and could be defeated by strategic voting.
Election Campaigns: Professionalism and Integrity or Pot-shots and Personal Attacks?
2010-09-23
CanMediate International, Ruth Sirman
Mayoralty candidates in the Ottawa election campaign will choose how they present their platforms and themselves. Is the strategy of personal attacks and nastiness working? What does it imply for the ...

Sources Select Resources

The Canadian Elections: Cover-Up and Steal (Again)
McMurtry, John
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The opposition parties in Canada's 2015 federal election are sticking to a careful PR-driven script, refusing to even mention the fact that Stephen Harper's Conservatives broke the law and committed f...
Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.
Beers, David; and Tyee Staff and Contributors
Article
2015
The Tyee
Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants...
Kenyan grafitti artists target vulture politicians
Chonghaile, Clar Ni
Article
2012
The Guardian
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.
Media relations for politicians
A Service for Parliamentarians, Legislators, and Municipal Councillors
Article
2009
Sources
Public relations tools for elected officials and community leaders.
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...
Rigged
Swanson, David
Article
2016
Counter Punch
The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who belie...
Why Voters Aren't Motivated by a Laundry List of Positions on Issues
Brewer, Joe; Lakoff, George
Article
An introduction to cognitive policy – the values, frames, and arguments that make sense of the political process.

Sources Bookshelf

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...
Inventing Reality
The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Publicity and the Canadian State
Kozolanka, Kirsten
Book
2014
A collection examining the state's relationship with public practices and the "permanent campaign," the constant search for politicians and their strategists for popular consent.


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