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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
INTERPOL is the world's largest international police organization, with 187 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police cooperation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services wh...
Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital f...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing and disseminating information to help journalists, editors and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background information and comment on a wide...
World Tourism Organization
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical sou...

News Releases

As ACTA talks resume, new leak confirms fears about threat to online free expression
2010-06-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges ACTA negotiators not to sacrifice Internet free speech and access to online information to the desire to combat piracy and the counterfeiting of copyrighted works
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).
Information increasingly a rare commodity in Nigeria
2015-02-05
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the glaring gaps in domestic news coverage in Nigeria in the run-up to the 14 February presidential election, especially in the northeastern state of Borno.
Science for Peace Opposes Cancellation of the Long-Form Census
2010-07-23
Science for Peace
The decision to cancel the long-form census represents an attack on evidence-based research and is undemocratic. Science for Peace urges the government to reverse the decision.

Sources Select Resources

Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information
Malicious Government Prosecution
Geovanis, Chris
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Free Information
His Blood is on the Hands of the US Government
Martin, Abby
Article
2015
CounterPunch
It’s been just over two years since computer prodigy Aaron Swartz took his own life. He was the target of a merciless witch-hunt by the Department of Justice, ultimately choosing death over 35 years b...
Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Information Freedom
They Can't Stop the Movement
Lopez, Alfredo
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Aaron Swartz was a target of a deliberately vicious, sadistic government campaign in which the federal government wanted to make his pain an example to the entire progressive techie community. What's ...
Banamex v. Narco News Precedent Protects WikiLeaks, Too
Article
2010
Nacronews
The story – one that defines the times we live in - has been going on for a while now: State power (and that includes private-sector “states” such as corporations and commercial media organizations) c...
The Boy Who Could Change the World
Article
2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
Campus Activism Against NSA Spying is Growing Fast
Claser, April
Article
2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF has been on the road, traveling to cities and towns across the country to bring our message of digital rights and reform to community and student groups. And while we had the tremendous opportunit...
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...
EFF to Librarian of Congress: Let Car Owners Look Under the Hood
Walsh, Kit
Article
2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The reach of copyright law has expanded so far that it now threatens people's ability to repair their own cars and protect them against malware. Yesterday, EFF launched a legal campaign to fend off th...
Information Terrorists?
The Vile Campaign Against Julian Assange and Wikileaks
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
CounterPunch
WikiLeaks is under concerted attack from the US government. Also under attack by the US government is the whole idea of freedom of thought and of information. It needs to be clearly understood that th...
Meet the Robin Hood of Science
Oxenham, Simon
Article
2016
Big Think
The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from ...
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...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Science for Peace Opposes Cancellation of the Long-Form Census
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Science for Peace
The decision to cancel the long-form census represents an attack on evidence-based research and is undemocratic. Science for Peace urges the government to reverse the decision.
The Secret Secret
Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret pri...
The Sources Select Online Story
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
1995
Sources
In SOURCES SELECT Online (SSO) we attempt to provide true diversity: access to people in organizations large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit, from low-tech to high-tech, long-established to j...
The Truth Will Always Win
Assange, Julian
Article
2010
In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government". The swirling storm around WikiLeaks t...
U.S. Intelligence planned to destroy Wikileaks
Article
2010
Wikileaks
This document is a classifed (SECRET/NOFORN) 32 page U.S. counterintelligence investigation into WikiLeaks. ``The possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the U.S. govern...
Why Print and Online?
Article
2006
Sources
Why does Sources still produce a print directory when all the information in Sources is available online for free?
Wikileaks
Website
A Wikipedia-type site for untraceable document leaking and analysis whose goal is to assist people who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.

Sources Bookshelf

Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age
Wright, Alex
Book
2014
The first English- language biography of Paul Otlet.
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.
Kill The Messengers
Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Bourrie, Mark
Book
2015
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.
Sources.com
Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Information Commissioner of Canada
Investigates complaints from people who believe they have been denied rights under the Access to Information Act # Canada's freedom of information legislation.
Justice & Attorney General of Canada
The Department of Justice provides advice and services to federal departments and conducts, as the Attorney General of Canada, litigation on their behalf. The department also has general responsibilit...


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