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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

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.
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).
Shifting the frame – and getting our message out
2011-09-06
Beit Zatoun
Beit Zatoun offers two workshops to help progressive communities and organizations better develop and communicate their message using the general media. Sat. Sept 24 & Sat. Oct. 29, 2011.

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...
Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
Article
Sources
SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, c...
Getting your story into the media
Article
Sources
Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people w...
Helping you reach the media
How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage
Article
Sources
Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity ...
How Sources magnifies your Internet visibility
Article
2006
Sources
How the high Internet ranking of the Sources Web site helps magnify the public profile of organizations and companies who are listed in Sources.
Inclusion or exclusion
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
Ulli Diemer
People who advocate a vision of distinct communities that speak different languages, keep apart from each other, and communicate with the structures of the larger society only through interpreters, ar...
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.
Media relations for politicians
A Service for Parliamentarians, Legislators, and Municipal Councillors
Article
2009
Sources
Public relations tools for elected officials and community leaders.
Political journalism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
Article
Sources
An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message. SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their ...
Sources media training
Article
Sources
Media training to ensure that you are ready to handle media interviews. Topics include Message making, Staying newsworthy, Safe spokesperson techniques, Preparation and relaxation techniques, Media et...
The 10 Dumbest, Most Offensive Political Ads in Recent Memory
Fell, Nicholas
Article
2011
AlterNet
Not a single election cycle goes by without some attempt to use fear of the "other" to win votes. Sadly, the results are sometimes successful.

Sources Bookshelf

Easily Led
A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
Spinwars
Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.


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