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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 ...

News Releases

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).
International Women's Day Centenary sees largest ever activity
2011-03-07
March 8 sees the highest level of global women's activity ever witnessed as groups celebrate the International Women's Day centenary.
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).

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Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
Alternative Archive
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
American Jacobins
Ackerman, Seth
Article
2012
Jacobin Magazine
In a recent broadside against the Occupy movement, Alexander Cockburn assailed, among other things, “the enormous arrogance which prompted the Occupiers to claim that they were indeed the most importa...
Archiving With May Day Rooms
From the Marx Memorial Library to Cold Bath Fields
Linebaugh, Peter
Article
2013
CounterPunch
In our day, as the traces of our radical movements are being thrown into rubbish pits, as state sponsored “austerity” demands the commodification of every inch of space, and with sinister intent destr...
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: History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Grassroots archive information sheet
About your archive - collection - resource centre - library
Article
2012
Connexions
Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your bas...
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Connexions
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.
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
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...
OPIRG Poster Archive
Website
A website with posters produced by OPIRG-York and OPIRG Toronto from the 1980s to the present.
The Origins of Left Culture in the U.S.: 1880-1940
Issue 6-7 of Cultural Correspondence and Issue #6 of Green Mountain Irregulars
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Culture Correspondence / Green Mountain Irregulars
A selection of materials from the early years of radical popular culture in the United States, showing how different peoples, over several generations, sought to create out of their own resources a be...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Socialism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
SUPA - Student Union for Peace Action
Connexipedia Article
Stevenson, William
Article
2010
Connexions
A Canadian student organization active from 1964 to 1967.
"The Backdrop Against Which Everything Happened"
English-Canadian Student Movements and Off-Campus Movements for Change
Lexier, Roberta
Article
2007
History of Intellectual Culture, Volume 7, No. 1
Examines the relationship between the 1960s' student movements at English-Canadian universities and provincial, national, and international movements for change.
To spread the revolution: anarchist archives and libraries
Moran, Jessica
Article
2016
Libcom.org
Notes on why anarchists have created libraries (past and present) and some of the challenges they face, drawing on a survey of current anarchist libraries, anarchist history, and the author's own expe...

Sources Bookshelf

Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
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...
What Really Happened to the 1960s
How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy
Morgan, Edward P.
Book
2010
A historical overview, critical analysis, and appraisal of the 1960s. Drawing upon historical and media studies, theories of capitalism and democracy, and in-depth study of the era's social movements,...


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