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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

Another day of violence against journalists covering protests
2011-10-14
Sources News Releases
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the fact that, although clearly identified, many journalists were attacked by police officers while covering yesterday’s anti-austerity protests and strikes in...
Bob Rae to Visit ClimateFast
2012-10-02
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
In the final hours of their 12 day Fast, Climate Fasters welcome more MP's, bringing the total to 18 so far to sign the pledge board. Bob Rae and Nathan Cullen expected later today.
Canadian First Nations, US-based Tribal Governments and Indigenous Advocacy Groups Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience Action to Protest Canadian Tar Sand
2011-09-22
Canadian First Nations, American Indian Tribes, Territorial, Provincial and Federal First Nations Governments and Advocacy groups have added their support for a rally featuring a civil disobedience si...
Canadian writers protest the detention of Liu Xiaobo
2009-01-22
PEN Canada
Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Nino Ricci and more than 40 members of PEN Canada, the writers' association, have signed a petition on behalf of prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Non-Violent Resistance in Bil'in in the West Bank
2010-02-01
Come to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the non-violent resistance in Bil'in in the occupied West Bank. February 5th from 5 until 6pm at the Iisraeli Consulate 180 Bloor St. W. Toronto.
Climate Fast News from The Hill
2012-09-30
Hungry For Climate Leadership
On DAY 10 of the Fast, climate activists, maintain their presence on Parliament Hill to call on the Government to take immediate action to confront the Climate crisis and ask for public to pledge thei...
Climate Fast: Rae Signs, Will Mulcair Sign? Environment Minister Kent is a No Show
2012-10-04
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Climate Fasters end their 12 day fast, tired but elated as pledges of support continue to flow in. Solidarity vigils held in Toronto, Halifax and Salt Springs.
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.
Day 12 of the Fast - Still Hungry for Climate Change
2012-10-02
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Fasters Enter Day 12 of Climate Fast hungry, tired, but jubilant as pledges begin to roll in. Solidarity is growing all across Canada, with vigils in Halifax, Toronto, and Salt Spring Island, BC.
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
2011-10-05
NYC General Assembly
This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 201.
Enbridge Line 9 Work Disrupted as Demonstrators Demand an End to Tar Sands, Fracking
2015-09-02
Opponents of Enbridge’s Line 9 Tar Sands and fracking pipeline are in Port Hope at the site of testing operations of the controversial pipeline.
Fasters Head to Court
2012-10-01
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Day 11 of Fast - Three "Hungry for Climate Leadership" Fasters in Court - Climate Change Trial Begins in Ottawa Courtroom - Harper Government Accused of Dividing Canadians With Oil-Dominated Energy a...
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Quebec Student Group Classe to Tour Canada
2012-09-28
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for Quebec student group CLASSE, will be embarking on a whistle-stop national speaking tour from the 29th of September to the 5th of October.
Hundreds of engineering students to 'freeze' in Toronto to advance fair trade
2009-01-15
Engineers without Borders
Hundreds of socially-active engineering students from across Canada, including the University of Waterloo, will raise public awareness about the fair trade movement at a special event in downtown Tor...
Hungry for Climate Leadership - Day 9 of Fast for Climate Justice on the Hill
2012-09-29
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
It's Day 9 and the Fasters are hungry, but determined to convey the urgency of the crisis to our elected officials and asks them to end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon and develop a Natio...
IFJ and EFJ ask for a full investigation into attacks on media workers by Police at a demonstration in Armenia
2015-06-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have together condemned the actions of Armenian police who attacked and bri...
IFJ backs red-armband campaign after Tunisian journalists attacked
2012-04-12
International Federation of Journalists
The IFJ has strongly condemned the Tunisian government following the physical assault of at least 14 journalists in two separate incidents this week.
IFJ Congress Holds Commemoration and Freedom Walk for Killed Journalists Across the World
2013-06-05
International Federation of Journalists
A special Freedom Walk to commemorate the 408 journalists across the world who have died in the service of their profession in the last three years was held in Dublin this evening.
Island nurses to rally at VIHA Board meeting
2013-05-29
BC Nurses' Union
They want a halt to a scheme to reduce the number of nurses at Vancouver Island Hospitals, pending an independent review.
Israeli army raids on Bil'in village
2009-07-09
Tadamon
Israeli army forces are launching night-time military raids on Bil'in village in Palestine. Military raids launched by Israeli forces in Palestine in parallel to court case in Canada.
Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto
2009-01-07
Jewish Women for Gaza
A diverse group of Jewish Canadian women are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto. This action is in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on the people...
June 8, 2013: Sex Workers' National Day of Action
2013-06-05
On June 8th sex workers and allies across Canada will hold actions in 6 cities across Canada in support of repealing prostitution laws currently being challenged.
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).
No to nuclear energy
2013-05-29
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
For over 50 years Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) has asked for the guaranteeing of the rights of future generations to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. VOW is concerned abo...
Riot police deliberately attack journalists covering street demonstrations
2012-04-12
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns a new wave of deliberate attacks on reporters and photographers in Athens and calls on the security forces to immediately identify those persons within their...
Sacred fire at Queen's Park marks 10 years of the Grassy Narrows logging blockade
2012-12-02
Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek
Grassy Narrows Blockaders and their supporters are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of what is now the longest running Indigenous logging blockade in Canada.
Self-censorship concerns in Hong Kong after bashing of journalist and protesters
2014-10-20
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned that Hong Kong police beat up a journalist and brutally attacked a pro-democracy protester while breaking up a demonstration. With...
Swamp Line 9! Stopping the Expansion of Enbridge’s Line 9
2013-06-20
RisingTideToronto
We are digging in and occupying Enbridge’s North Westover Pump Station in the Beverly Swamp. We have done this to stop construction in preparation for the reversal of their Line 9 Pipeline to carry ...
Targeted violence against journalists by police dispersing protest
2015-06-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns targeted Armenian police violence against journalists at dawn yesterday in Yerevan, when the authorities used force to disperse a sit-in by large crowd of demonstrat...
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser
2009-06-03
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser: Silence Tastes Badâ## Put Free Speech on the Menu. Artists and supporters speak out for freedom of association at the launch of the Koffler Gallery fundrai...
Toronto Joins in Solidarity with Ottawa Climate Fast
2012-10-01
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Join with us on Oct. 2nd, in solidarity with the Ottawa Fasters to mark the final day of the Climatefast, Int'l Day of Non-Violence & Gandhi's birthday in a peaceful demonstration for action on Climat...
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
2009-11-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...
Vancouver Commemorates the Nakba, Calls for End to 64 Years of Israeli Ethnic Cleansing
2012-05-04
Seriously Free Speech Committee
A free community supper at a Vancouver church and a march are planned for May 15 and 19 to commemorate the Nakba and to call for Canada to support the right of refugees to return to their homes, and ...

Sources Select Resources

Berlin's oldest squatters in town defend threatened community centre
Pensioners take a stand against development of their comunity centre
Connolly, Kate
Article
2012
The Guardian
Dozen of pensioners took over a community centre in the east Berlin suburb of Pankow last month after the local council said the building they had used as a community centre for 15 years had to make w...
Burdened with Debt Reloaded: The Politics ofr Devaluation
Article
2012
Insurgent Notes
A series of defensive and sectional struggles at workplaces in the private sector reveal that the Greek industrial capital has already taken advantage of the new institutional framework of the “state ...
Canadian writers protest the detention of Liu Xiaobo
Sources News Release
Article
2009
PEN Canada
Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Nino Ricci and more than 40 members of PEN Canada, the writers' association, have signed a petition on behalf of prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Direct Action for Democracy
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1999
Direct action protests are about people taking power for themselves, instead of leaving politics to professional politicians.
In Spain they are all indignados nowadays
Ainger, Katharine
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
The indignado protests that flared up two years ago have become a Spanish state of mind.
In the Aftermath of the G20: Reflections on Strategy, Tactics and Militancy
Whyman, Ritch
Article
2010
The Bullet
The tactics of the Black Bloc make it clear that, for them, it is more important to smash windows than to try and march with thousands of workers and engage them in arguments about how to move struggl...
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.
Kavita Krishnan: 'Women's Liberation, Everyone's Liberation'
Krishnan, Kavita
Article
2014
Green Left Weekly
Kavita Krishnan, a socialist organizer and a well-known international spokesperson for the movement against sexual violence in India, speaks on sexual violence, everyday sexism, protest, solidarity, a...
Keystone Cops
TransCanada Cultivates Close Ties With Nebraska Police Agencies
Federman, Adam
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Since August 2011, the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) – one of more than 70 Department of Homeland Security “fusion centers” – and TransCanada Corporation, the company behind the Keystone...
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.
A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
As the crisis of capitalism spread around the world, the working class took centre stage – but the revolt did not result in successful revolution anywhere.
A Marxist History of the World part 99: 1968 - the long sleep ends
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The long sleep of the post-war period was brought to an end in 1968, as revolts erupted across the developed world.
Master's student earns top marks for dissent
University of Toronto rabble rouser graduates in a gown of protest- but still faces criminal charges from a sit in gone wrong
Hammer, Kate
Article
2008
Globe and Mail
A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
Labor Network for Sustainability
Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide...
Noam Chomsky: 'No individual changes anything alone'
Edemariam, Aida
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most controversial thinkers. Now 84, he reflects on his life's work, on current events in Syria and Israel, and on the love of his life – his wife.
Occupy Wall Street - Wikipedia article
Connexpedia article
Article
2011
About the demonstrations in New York City, 2011.
On-to-Ottawa Trek
Connexipedia Article
Article
A 1935 social movement of unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Police Unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic
Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?
Boardman, William
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police vi...
Quebecers' right to protest restricted after 2012 "Maple Spring" in Canada
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Article
2013
IFEX
In 2012, a massive student strike over tuition fee increases rocked Quebec and thousands took to the streets, marching in protest. In the aftermath, Montreal residents find that their ability to prote...
Reclaim the Power! Climate protestors rout security with UK-wide fossil fuel strikes
Tickell,Oliver
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The fossil fuel industry and its political backers have been left reeling by an unprecedented series of direct action strikes against targets across the country to protest at continuing investment in ...
Remembering the Earth Day Wall Street Action
Messersmith-Glavin, Paul
Article
2015
Counter Punch
In 1989 the Greens held their national gathering in Eugene, Oregon. That was before they had entered national electoral politics, when they still focused on grassroots organizing, and what we now call...
Rise of the naked female warriors
Cochrane, Kira
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message?
Russian Censors Falsify Evidence Against Newspaper to Uphold Ban on Political Coverage
Rothrock, Kevin
Article
2015
Global Voices
Almost a year ago, the Kremlin's media watchdog agency, Roskomnadzor, warned a series of news outlets against publishing reports about a protest that took place in Siberia on August 17, 2014. Last wee...
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.
Self-censorship concerns in Hong Kong after bashing of journalist and protesters
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned that Hong Kong police beat up a journalist and brutally attacked a pro-democracy protester while breaking up a demonstration. With...
Selma to Montgomery marches
Connexipedia Article
Article
Three marches in 1965 that marked the culmination of the voting rights movement of the American civil rights movement.
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...
2011 Spanish protests
Wikipedia article
Article
2011
A series of ongoing demonstrations in Spain.
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest
Kidron, Beeban
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest. Thirty years on, the lessons of their occupation are as relevant as ever.

Sources Bookshelf

Inventing Reality
The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
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.

Media

Journal of Baha'i Studies
Refereed, scholarly articles. Written in three languages.
New Homes
Three editions: Greater Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Eastern Ontario. Additional publication titled The Condo Guide GTA. Listings of new homes and condos. Some editorial content.


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