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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...

News Releases

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).
Sakharov Network welcomes Russian NGO among its ranks
2009-10-22
Sakharov Network
The Sakharov Network of former winners of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought hails today's European Parliament decision to award this year's prize to Memorial, an NGO that defends human rights ...

Sources Select Resources

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...
The CIA's Memory Prison
A Perverse Logic
Sottile, J.P.
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The U.S. government has ruled that the prisoners kidnapped and tortured by the U.S. cannot talk about their experiences because those experiences are the property of the U.S. government, which has cla...
Connexions Library: History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
Connexions Library: Oral History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on oral history.
Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia: Note from a Mind-Control Conference
Harrington, Evan
Article
1996
Skeptical Inquirer
The debate over "recovered" and "false" memories continues to be one of the most contentious issues in the field of psychology today. The debate is extremely polarized with very little amicable commun...
Exploring Mind, Memory, and the Psychology of Belief
Part II: Perception, Memory and the Courtroom
Genoni, Tom Jr.
Article
1995
Skeptical Inquirer
So-called simple perceptions are anything but simple, and what we see is not always the true nature of reality. Perception is a creative act that involves not only the purely sensory apparatus of the ...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
Memory and aging
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Memory hole
Wikipedia article
Article
A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, parti...
Recovered Memories Cross the Oceans
Psychic Vibrations
Scheaffer, Robert
Article
1995
Skeptical Inquirer
The American practice of "recovering memories" of all manner of unspeakable abuse has leaped the Atlantic, and the Pacific as well.
Remembering Dangerously
Loftus, Elizabeth
Article
1995
Skeptical Inquirer
Like the witch-hunt trials of old, people today are being accused and even imprisoned on 'evidence' provided by memories from dreams and flashbacks -- memories that didn't exist before therapy.
Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee
Himmelstein, David U.
Article
2009
A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, admini...
The War on Memory Begins in Argentina
Desimone, Arturo
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Within less than a month of the inauguration of the new Macri/Cambiemos government in Argentina, the new leadership, or gestión (management) as they prefer to be called, acted in a great sweeping hurr...

Sources Bookshelf

Don't Forget!
Easy Exercises for a Better Memory At Any Age
Lapp, Danielle C.
Book
1987
Exercises for memory training.
The Ghost in the Machine
Koestler, Arthur
Book
1967
An analysis of the relationship between reason and imagination.
Making Monsters
False Memories, Psychotherapy, and Sexual Hysteria
Ofshe, Richard; Watters, Ethan
Book
1994
An exposee of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy.
Musicophilia
Tales of Music and the Brain
Sacks, Oliver
Book
2007
Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he examines the power of music through the individaul experiences of patients, musi...
Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light)
Guzmán, Patricio (director/writer)
Film/Video
2010
In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers search the sky and explore the origins of the universe. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones murdered and dumped...


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