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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
The IAM is a trade union representing some 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, autoparts, aerospace, autobuses, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools and appliance...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

News Releases

Back-to-the-Basics with Back-to-School Organization
2010-08-24
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
August is the time to get ready for back to school by preparing ourselves with the proper supplies and organizational techniques.
Don't Get Stuck in a Groundhog Day of Bad Habits
2011-01-31
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Seven easy steps to streamlining your home office.
Eight Tips that Make Filing Business Income Taxes Easy
2010-02-17
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
There are many great things about having your own businesses. Filing your taxes isnt one of them. So here are eight quick tips that you can use to make filing your taxes easier and less time consumi...
Get Ready for the Spring Thaw - Regain your Refrigerator
2010-04-28
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Here#s a different sort of spring thaw and one you can do yourself. Get prepared to clean out your fridge and freezer. This process is a hot idea with refrigerator rules that will save you money and ...
How Sweet It Is
2011-02-09
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Beat the winter blahs by hosting a dessert party! These simple tips will ensure you host the soiree of the season and provide a great pick-me-up for you and all your friends.
How to Organize Video Game Systems and Accessories
2010-03-17
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
How to Organize Video Game Systems and Accessories
Keeping Things on Track: Organize for Success
2010-09-29
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
We all start the year with the intention to be organized and on top of schoolwork, bills, work, and obligations. It doesn#t take long for the best intentions to turn into the worst habits. Let these ...
Like to find some money? It pays to get organized.
2010-03-10
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
A poll by the US based National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) found that an impressive 78% have found money or un-cashed checks during an organizing project and a fairly remarkable 2...
Never Worry About Losing Your Keys Again
2010-03-03
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
It seem like the items we spend most of our time searching for are the ones we need and use daily. The best example is our keys. How many of us spend 20 extra minutes every morning before leaving th...
Organize Anything Announces Top 10 List of Best Organizing Products
2010-02-09
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Organize Anything Announces Top 10 List of Best Organizing Products
Organize Anything Top 10 Organizing Products 2011
2011-01-20
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
The 2011 Organize Anything Top 10 List has been released! Check out the list of our "must haves" for 2011.
Organizer Boosts Hoarding Expertise
2009-10-22
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Colette Robicheau, president of the full-service organizing agency Organize Anything, is the first Canadian to receive the top level of certification from a respected U.S.-based organization that stud...
Picture-Perfect Advice for Sorting and Storing your Photos
2010-02-03
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Photographs are a great way to remember special occasions, but its not always easy to keep them sorted. Here are a few tips you can follow when printing or picking up your snapshots that will help you...
Small Steps,.Big Changes
2011-01-12
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Tackling big projects can be daunting. We've come up with some tips and tricks on how to break a project down and take it one step at a time.
The Sticking Point
2011-02-28
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
A client finds her "sticking point" - the point when she's organizing where she can't move forward.
The Law of Subtraction
2010-08-16
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
We live in a high pressured, busy, success driven, in search of perfection and not excellence type of world. Learn how to prioritize to make room for the things your really want.
The Law of Subtraction
2011-01-20
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Seven easy steps to make more time in your life.
Time or Task- You Choose How to Get Things Done
2010-10-13
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
When it comes to adding things to the To Do list think in terms of describing your goal as a time or a task. Remember we can’t do a project. We have to break it down in to smaller manageable pieces.
VIP: Very Inventive Procrastinator
2010-04-14
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Many of us think we have conquered procrastination and have become efficient workers. This may be true for some of us, but when it comes to procrastination we may have just become a little more creat...

Sources Select Resources

Coffeehouses
Connexipedia Article
Article
An establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee or other hot beverages.
Community Organising - A New Part of the Union
Goulding, Richard
Article
2012
Red Pepper
A look at Unite’s community union organizing.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
The Day the Internet Died
An Oral History of the Egyptian Revolution
Narco News School of Authentic Journalism
Article
2012
Narco News
When Hosni Mubarak Shut Off Cell Phones and the Internet in January 2011 Was the Moment When More Egyptians than Ever Went Out into the Streets.
English Defence League: new wave of extremists plotting summer of unrest
Growth of anti-Muslim group raises fears of street violence
Taylor, Matthew
Article
2010
The Guardian
A profile of the supporters and the protests of the English Defence League, a right wing anti-Islam group of mostly white, young British men, many of them mobilized through their soccer clubs.
Grassroots media relations
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2010
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
How to fight reactionaries
Younge, Gary
Article
2006
Guardian Weekly
Fundamentalists of all kinds only thrive when their communities feel besieged. Understanding why is not an indulgence.
The internet's cyber radicals: heroes of the web changing the world
A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet.
Krotoski, Aleks
Article
2010
The Guardian
Internet activists speak about censorship, the democratising impact of open source technology, and the importance of oportunities for anonimity in a post 9-11 world.
John Kerry and Me
Giordane, Al
Article
2012
Narco News
Experiences in community organizing and electoral organizing.
Living by the Clock of the World: Grace Lee Boggs' Call for Visionary Organizing
Birkhold, Matthew
Article
2012
Left Turn
Grace Lee Boggs recently argued that activists should spend less time on protest organizing because it "leads you more and more to defensive operations" and "Do visionary organizing" because it "gives...
The Making of Jericho Road
Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
Against The Current
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
The Mexican Student Movement Is Younger & Faster than "Occupy"
Giordano, Al
Article
2012
Narco News
It has been decades since I have seen any march of this size include a pledge by participants with that much discipline and awareness that the march is about influencing public opinion (in other words...
Murfreesboro vs. Islamophobia
Short, Jase; Woloszyn, Andy
Article
2011
Against the Current
When the Muslim community in Murfreesboro, Tennessee sought a permit to build an expanded Islamic Center, local bigots saw an opportunity to exploit the same "moral panic," invented by the Tea Party, ...
The New Worker Organizing
Garvey, John
Article
2013
Insurgent Notes
Many, perhaps most, worker center–based organizing projects focused on workers in low-wage jobs, are conducted with the active support and, often enough, leadership provided by a variety of community-...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
Organizing
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work ...
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 - 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...
Red Menace #1
Volume 1, Number 1 - February 1976
Article
1976
Toronto Liberation School
The first issue of The Red Menace, a libertarian socialist newsletter.

Sources Bookshelf

Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements.
Dixon, Chris
Book
2014
Dixon examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. He presents the histories and principles that shape many contempor...
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.
The Barefoot Channel
Community Television as a Tool for Social Change
Goldberg, Kim
Book
1990
How you or you group can use local community TV station to get your message out.
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
Gawande, Atul
Book
2010
Describes Gawande's search for an ideal list and how the complexity of knowledge and life can be addressed using checklists.
Grassroots media relations
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2010
A media relations guide for organizers and activists.


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