Activism/Radicalism

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Connexions Library

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Connexipedia Article
Article
A shack-dwellers' movement in South Africa.
Action Will Be Taken: Left Anti-Intellectualism and Its Discontents
Featherstone, Liza; Henwood, Doug; Parenti, Christian
Article
2004
Marxism's decline isn't just an intellectual concern -- it too has practical effects. If you lack any serious understanding of how capitalism works, then it's easy to delude yourself into thinking tha...
Activism Under Attack
McBride, Laurie
Book
1989
What does it say about democracy in Canada when people can be singled out, arrested, jailed, and kept out of a public place at the arbitrary whim of political organizers or police?
Activist Endurance: A Look Back at the 2004 RNC
Z., Mickey
Article
2014
Even in the face of urgent, ecocidal issues, dissent is a marathon, not a sprint. With authentic solidarity, a daily ego check, and an enduring willingness to evolve, we can each find our pace and hel...
Activist Toolkit (rabble.ca)
Website
2011
A wiki-style of resources for activists.
The Activist's Handbook: A Primer
Shaw, Randy
Book
2001
A guide to activism and campaigning strategies.
Activist's Handbook
Article
Articles for activists on organizing.
The Activists' Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy
Ricketts, Aidan
Book
2012
A guide to grassroots activism.
Addresbuch Alternativer Projekte
Meger, Peter
Book
Over 500 pages (5" x 7 1/2), written mostly in German. An extensive European resource guide to alternative projects. Contains several indices including an index of the alternative press. ...
Advanced Capitalism and the Revolutionary Left: Towards a New Practice
Winnipeg Labour Collective
Article
1973
The programme of the Winnipeg Labour Collective, its understanding of socialism's past forms and its conception of socialism's future.
Adventures in Marxism
Berman, Marshall
Book
1999
Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
Against Activism
Taylor, Astra
Article
2016
"Activism" stands in contrast to organizing. Organizing aims to bring people together to build and exercise power, informed by a strategic vision for acquiring power and changing society. To be an "ac...
The Age of Outrage: Values-based Action and the positive power of public protest
Sopow, Eli
Book
1997
Based on direct experience and extensive research including law enforcement reports, public opinion surveys, and ongoing scanning and anaylysis of news and Internet sources, this book reveals the six ...
Allan Bérubé, 1946-2007: Against The Current vol. 135
Kinsman, Gary
Article
2008
An inspiring and broad-ranging queer historian, Allan Bérubé died at the age of 61 on December 11, 2007. He left us with major contributions of exciting historical work, but also important unfinished ...
Allow the Water
Desroches, Leonard
Book
1996
The author shares his Christian vision of radical social transformation to develop a society based on the gospels of Jesus. Included are the stories of famous others who have also gone through social...
Alternative Library Literature 1988-1989
Berman, Sanford, Danky, James
Book
1990
Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
Alternative Press Center
Organization
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
Alternative Press Index: An index to alternative and radical periodicals
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1996
An index to alternative and radical publications, published quarterly in print and also available on CD-ROM.
American Communism and Soviet Russia: The Formative Period
Draper, Theodore
Book
1960
A history of the formative peirod of the American Communist Party.
Anarchism and the Anti-Globalization Movement
Epstein, Barbara
Article
2001
Barbara Epstein analyzes the influence of anarchism on the history of American social protest, and its role in the anti-globalization resistance movement of the present day.
The Anarchist Papers 3
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios (ed.)
Book
1990
A collection of essays about the history of anarchism.
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.
Anti-globalization movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
Critical of the globalization of capitalism. The movement is also commonly referred to as the global justice movement, alter-globalization movement, anti-corporate globalization movement, or movement ...
Anti-fascism isn't working
Farrow, Keiron
Article
2009
What all the current anti-fascist approaches have in common is that they miss the real danger. This doesn't lie in the BNP taking power, in the possibility of concentration camps or any of the other s...
The Art of Activism
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1997
The unique style of 'protest as performance' pioneered by the queer rights group OutRage!
At the Lenin Shipyards: Poland and the Rise of the Solidarity Trade Union
Persky, Stan
Book
1981
A first-hand account of the rise of the Solidarity trade union in Poland.
Autonomous Media: Activating Resistance & Dissent
Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Book
2005
Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
Autonomy: Creating Spaces for Freedom
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
Bakunin on Anarchy
Dolgoff, Sam
Book
1971
An anthology of Bakunin's writings.
Ballad of the Peace Pushers
Livesay, Dorothy
Article
1984
Poem by Dorothy Livesay.
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.
Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition: A Toolbox for Revolution
Boyd, Andrew; Mitchell, Dave Oswald (eds.)
Book
2014
Ideas for organizers.
Being an Organizer and Being an Activist is not the Same Thing: Community Organizers are the "Brain" that Injects Strategy into the Heart of a Successful Social Movement
Orellana, Carolina Mascareño
Article
2013
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the role that organizers and activists play in social movements. Both roles have profound differences regarding their goals and the way they face problems withi...
Berkeley: The New Student Revolt
Draper, Hal
Book
1965
This story of the “free speech” uprising on the Berkeley campus of the University of California was begun in the conviction that an extraordinary event, in an historical sense, had taken place before ...
The Betrayal
Winther, Karen
Film/Video
2011
The filmmaker's personal journey to confront her past, baring her soul to those most hurt by her troubled youth when she ricocheted from far-left radicalism to neo-Nazi fascism out of a desperate need...
Billboard Liberation Front Manual
Article
Tactics for improving outdoor advertising.
B.J. Widick, 1910-2008: Against The Current vol. 136
Wald, Alan
Article
2008
On June 28, 2008, Branko J. Widick, known to everyone as “B.J.” or “Jack,” died at age 97 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Widick was a prominent figure in the history of U.S. Trotskyism and above all in the u...
Blocking Progress: Consensus Decision Making In The Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Article
1983
Howard Ryan maintains that consensus is wrong in principle and in practice: "The problem is not so much that individuals are being irresponsible or somehow abusing the consensus process. The problem l...
The Bomb won't go away on its own
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1982
Our task is to break out of this closed self-justifying system by depriving governments of the passive populations they need, by refusing to accept the choices we are offered and instead becoming acti...
Boxcar Bertha: An Autobiography
Thompson, Bertha, as told to Ben Reitman
Book
1989
Memoirs of a woman who lived as a hobo and anarchist.
Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police
Bugan, Carmen
Book
2012
Carmen Bugan reflects on what life was like growing up in Romania during the 1980's with a dissident father.
Call Me Kuchu
Zouhall-Worrall, Malika; Fairfax, Katherine
Film/Video
2012
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while ...
Can we shop our way to a better world?
Muhammad, Umair
Article
2016
In this article Umair Mohammad summarizes arguments from the introduction and first chapter of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism. Mohammad argues that lifesty...
Canada: Activists Face the Future: Against The Current vol. 91
Moorsom, Toby
Article
2001
Electoral politics present challenging problems for labor movements all over the world. In the absence of strong working class parties, labor activists are often compelled to support parties that impl...
Canada: The Communist Viewpoint
Buck, Tim
Book
1948
Tim Buck, the national leader of the Labor-Progressive Party, sets out the Communist position on the big questions of Canada's destiny.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Canada's Fighting Seniors
Gifford, C.G.
Book
1990
A look at the growth of a senior's movement in Canada in the 1980s.
Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change
Cullis-Suzuki, Severn; Fredrickson, Kris; Kayssi, Ahmed; Mackenzie, Cynthia; Aldana Cohen, Daniel
Book
2007
Twenty five personal accounts of the important work of some of Canada's most prominent young activists championing causes from child labour to environmentalism.
Carnival: Resistance Is the Secret of Joy
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
Reinventing tactics of resistance has become a central preoccupation for the movement of movements. How do we make rebellion enjoyable, effective, and irresistible? Who wants the tedium of traditional...
Carol L. McAllister (1947-2007): Against The Current vol. 131
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2007
I remember meeting Carol on a public transit bus, I believe in 1980 –- when, almost out of the blue, she approached me and started talking to me about Central America. She recognized me from some earl...
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
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...
Challenging McWorld
Clarke, Tony; Dopp, Sarah
Book
2001
Chicago '68
Farber, David
Book
1988
A vivid history of the political and social movements of that turbulent time, when the power structure felt itself threatened by social movements that rejected much of what it stood for.
Choices: A Family Global Action Handbook
McConkey, David
Book
1987
Choices is aimed particularly at parents who want to instil social awareness in their children, and who are looking for ideas, activities, and ways of initiating discussion.
Chomsky for Beginners
Cogswell, David; Gordon, Paul
Book
1996
An introduction to the life and works of Noam Chomsky.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Clandestinity: Resisting State Repression
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival
Brecher, Jeremy
Book
2015
Twenty-five years of human effort have failed even to slow climate change, let alone reverse it. Climate Insurgency lays out a strategy for protecting the earth s climate: a global nonviolent constitu...
The Clouds Clear: Labor, Seattle and Beyond: Against The Current vol. 85
Borgers, Frank
Article
2000
As the clouds of teargas lifted from the streets of Seattle two images emerged in public consciousness: The edifice of the WTO brought crashing to its knees, simultaneously revealing an odd Lilliputia...
The C. L. R. James Reader
James, C. L. R.; Grimshaw, Anna (eds.)
Book
The collective decides...
Landry, Charles; Morley, David; Southwood, Russell; Wright, Patrick
Article
1991
The obsession with 'process politics' leads to an obsession with all aspects of internal structure and its working. As a result, the collective can often lose sight of its larger political objectives ...
Coming Home to the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Thompson, Wendy
Article
2008
I became a political activist at the age of 12, when I marched for open housing in Evanston, Illinois. We lived next to the Black community in Evanston; African-American students made up 40% of my gra...
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Book
1976
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
The Communist Party in Canada: A History
Avakumovic, Ivan
Book
1975
A history of the Communist Party in Canada from its beginnings to the 1970s.
The Communistic Societies of the United States
Nordhoff, Charles
Book
1875
Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
Community Dreams: Ideas for Enriching Neighbourhood and Community Life
Berkowitz, Bill
Book
1984
A compilation of vignettes, fragments and thought starters that provides stimulating ideas for practical community transformation.
Comrade's Socialist Songbook
Website
Revolutionary and trade union songs, mostly from the The Socialist Songbook.
Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism
Muhammad, Umair
Book
2014
Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Consciousness and Action Among the Western Working Class
Mann, Michael
Book
1973
A comparative analysis of working-class consciousness in Britain, France, Italy and the United States which seeks to answer the question of whether the working class today is a potentially revolutiona...
Corruption: Can the rot be stopped?: New Internationalist December 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look at the people standing up to challenge corruption and make a difference.
Counter Power: Making Change Happen
Gee, Tim
Book
2011
Argues that no major movement has ever been successful without counterpower, or the power that the "have-nots" can use to remove the power of the "haves." This book sets out to demystify the power dyn...
Critique of Nonviolent Politics: From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
DARE's Struggles in Rhode Island: Against The Current vol. 110
Buhle, Paul
Article
2004
Let's start in a scene from last summer that will be familiar, not exactly but approximately, to many older readers: the labor awards banquet. The setting is a "casino"— in the 1880s sense of a banqu...
Defender of the Forests: Bonnie Phillips vs. the Timber Beasts, Gang Green and the Big Foundations
Schlossberg, Josh
Article
2015
Veteran forest advocate Bonnie Phillips passed away on May 4, 2015 in Olympia, Washington. This article is based on her final interview.
Democracy Against Politics: Against The Current vol. 136
Feinberg, Joseph Grim
Article
2008
“¡Que se vayan todos!” shouted rebellious crowds during the Argentine economic crisis of 2001, “Out with them all!” The call soon spread throughout Latin America: for a new politics without politician...
Democracy is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago
Miller, James
Book
1987
A thoughtful and evocative history of the American New Left in the 1960's, looking critically but sympathetically at the struggles and passions of that period.
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Digital Revolutions: Activism in the Internet Age
Hill, Symon
Book
2013
Symon Hill on the role of the Internet in activism and social change.
Directory of Progressive Organizations
Website
A list of activist organizations which are members of IGC.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Ecodefence: Disrupting Illegal Activities
Article
1985
What to do when you witness environmental crimes.
Emergence: An Irresistible Global Uprising
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
An Essay from the Book We Are Everywhere.
The Emma Goldman Papers
Website
The Emma Goldman Papers Project has collected, organized, and edited tens of thousands of documents from around the world by and about Emma Goldman (1869-1940), a leading figure in American anarchism,...
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
The Expo Files: Articles by the Crusading Journalist
Larsson, Stieg
Book
2012
Collected here for the first time are Stieg Larsson's essays and articles on right-wing extremism and racism, on violence against women and women's rights, on homophobia and honour killings.
The Extraordinary Myles Horton
Horton, Myles; interviewed by Gould, Ellen & Dobbin, Murray
Article
1988
Myles Horton is the founder of the Highlander Folk School, a centre for leadership training in Tennessee. The Highlander trains organizers for unions, civil rights organizations and local citizens' gr...
Faces of global resistance: New Internationalist September 2001 - #338
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Discussion of corporate globalization and how some are organizing themselves to resists.
Facing Down the Machine: Mike Roselle Draws a Line
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Frank, Joshua
Article
2009
Federal and state governments have long targeted the civil rights of environmentalists. In the mid-1980s swaths of new laws were passed that targeted the acts of direct action oriented environmental p...
Facing Reality
James, C.L.R., Lee, Grace C., Chaulieu, Pierre
Book
1958
Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the U.S. workers' "wild-cat" strikes (against capital and the union bureaucracies), the authors look...
Farm Gate Defence
Wilford, Allen
Book
1986
Describes how farmers have been driven to come together to defend their farms in the face of high interest rates, mounting production costs and low prices.
Field Guide to Alternative Media: A Directory to Reference & Selection Tools Useful in Accessing Small & Alternative Press Publications and Independently Produced Media
Case, Patricia J. (ed.), Task Force on Alternatives in Print
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
A listing of tools that list, index or review primarily small and alternative press publications and independently-produced media. The Field Guide is divided into four sections: Subject and Trade Dire...
The Fight for Freedom for Women
Tremain, Rose
Book
1973
The fight for women's rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, primarily focusing on Britain and the USA.
Fighting for Hope: Organizing to Realize Our Dreams
Kuyek, Joan Newman
Book
1990
Detailed information and advice on how to organize a group for social change.
Fighting Subpoenas and Gag Orders in Iowa: Against The Current vol. 110
Omidvar, Iraj
Article
2004
More than two months have passed since federal officials withdrew the grand jury subpoenas against four peace activists and Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The withdrawal of the subpoenas and th...
Finding Hope After Seattle: Rethinking Radical Activism and Building a Movement
Dixon, Chris
Article
2000
Direct action, as many anarchists tend to define it, can be deeply exclusionary. While it undeniably empowers some — mainly white and middle-class — it disempowers others. Used as a central tactic of ...
Food Not Bombs: Connexipedia Article
Article
A loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others.
Forget One Direction - We Need a New Direction
Coltrane, Chris
Article
2013
If people think equality and social justice are unrealistic, then we really are lacking in imagination. When they try to tell you that our better-world ideals are unrealistic, tell them it's unrealist...
Freedom rides: Connexipedia Article
Article
Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists who rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern United States.
French Revolution 1968
Seale, Patrick, & McConville, Maureen
Book
1968
Seale and McConville set out to relate what happened during the May 1968 revolt in France, to set the explosion in its context of French politics, and to single out what they take to be the original a...
From Yale to Jail: The life story of a moral dissenter
Dellinger, David
Book
A memoir of David Dellinger, a social activist best known as one of the Chicago Seven.
The Future in the Present
James, C.L.R.
Book
1980
Gandhi's Truth: On the origins of militant nonviolence
Erikson, Erik H.
Book
1969
An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
Get Active
Website
A guide to organizing and carrying out campaigns on social and environmental issues, prepared by Greenpeace Australia.
Global Crisis and Opportunity: Against The Current vol. 134
Terrall, Ben
Article
2008
Ben Terrall interviews Mike Davis. Mike Davis is a veteran writer and activist who cut his progressive teeth in the 1960s civil rights and antiwar movements. He has worked as a meat cutter, long-dista...
Global Justice Movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
Is the broad globalized social movement opposing what is often known as "corporate globalization" and promoting equal distribution of economic resources.
Global Labour Calendar
Website
Calendar of trade union and labour-related events.
Global Thoughts, Local Actions
McConkey, David
Book
1984
A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
Global Visions: Beyond the News World Order
Brecher, Jeremy; Childs, John Brown; Cutler, Jill
Book
1993
This book seeks to establish how our diverse globalizing world can be turned into a common home. The authors create a dialogue about the two types of globalization occurring in the world: globalizatio...
Grassroots media relations
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2010
A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
The Great Strike at UNAM: Against The Current vol. 88
Castillo, Christian
Article
2000
The Great Strike of the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM), which for more than nine months was occupied by students organized in the Strike General Committee (CGH), started on April 20, 19...
Green Business: Hope or Hoax?: Toward an Authentic Strategy for Restoring the Earth
Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith
Book
1991
Is green business a viable strategy or a contradiction in terms?
Hamburg at the Barricades
Reissner, Larissa
Book
1925
Articles by the revolutionary journaliist Larissa Reissner, covering the Hamburg uprising of 1923 and the life and times for Germany in the years 1923-1925.
Happy Activism: Six ways to make our movement strong and feed our spirit.
Forman, Gideon
Article
2016
How do we make environmental organizations attractive to large numbers of people? And how do we keep these folks engaged for the years, even decades that it will take to create a sustainable society? ...
Hard Core Green: How to Kick Corporate Butt
Wasserman, Harvey
Article
2010
Two uncompromised green activists and writers completely focused on winning, and utterly void of bullshit.
Having the Hard Conversations: Jane McAlevey on Fight for 15, labour's crisis of strategy, and the difference between organizing and mobilizing
McAlevey, Jane; Rozworski, Michael
Article
2015
An interview with labour organizer Jane McAlevey on labour's crisis of strategy and the difference between organizing and mobilizing. McAlevey discusses what ails the labour movement, problem with the...
Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical's Story
Buhle, Paul
Book
2006
An account of the life of Antiguan activist Tim Hector.
History on the Printed Page: Against The Current vol. 135
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
A small volume could be produced listing the books dealing with the times I have written about here. I will offer only a couple dozen.
The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression - Review: A report on Britain's Government Machine
Diemer, Ulli
Book
1972
Organizational tactics communities can use to fight projects or developments being foisted on them.
How I Became Radicalized: It Can Happen To Anyone
Grant, John
Article
2014
I’m not exactly sure when I became radicalized, but it was sometime in the mid 1980s. I purposely use the term radicalize because, with the rise of globalized insurgency in general and al Qaeda and no...
How to Light a Prairie Fire: The Spell Can be Broken
Rovics, David
Article
2010
If there's one thing I think many people need to understand, it is this: sustained mass movements rarely happen unless many of the participants believe they might win.
How Ultraleftism Divided UNAM Strike: Against The Current vol. 88
Hearse, Phil
Article
2000
MEXICO CITY -- Commandeered buses flying red and black flags and Che Guevara portraits sped through the city on October 2, ferrying students to a demonstration commemorating the 1968 student massacre ...
How We Ended the Cold War
Tirman, John
Article
1999
Peace activists' demand for an end to nuclear madness played a decisive role.
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
Rader, Dotson
Book
If I Can't Dance ....: Why is the Left So Boring?
Rovics, David
Article
2008
Rovics asks, why is so much of the left in the US so attached to being so dreadfully boring? Why do so many people on the left apparently have no appreciation for the power and importance of culture? ...
Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict
Dartnell, Michael Y.
Book
2005
Explores the nature of the web and its potential for facilitating participation in political debate.
International Blacklist 1983: An Anti-Authoritarian Directory
Book
An International directory of anti-authoritarian groups and publications. P. 123 has a list of documentation centres on anarchism. P. 139 has publishing houses and disributors. ...
"Intersectionality" in Real Life: Against The Current vol. 133
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Article
2008
Interview with Loretta Ross. Loretta Ross is National Coordinator of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, a network of 80 organizations.
The Intractable Marginality of the Activist Left
Darcy, Steve
Article
2014
Strikes are only one form of struggle, and perhaps less and less important as the years pass. But the disappearance of strikes is not an anomaly. It reflects a pattern of diminishing overall levels of...
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
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.
Killer Coke Exposed: Against The Current vol. 135
Abbott, Jared
Article
2008
In their September-October 2006 Against the Current (ATC 124) article “The Real Life Side of Coke,” Camilo Romero and Leslie Gill documented the growing movement of students and labor organizations th...
Korea's New Revolutionaries: Against The Current vol. 87
Sheppard, Barry
Article
2000
Against the background of a rising militant working-class movement, revolutionary socialists in South Korea are undergoing a process of regroupment. An important force in this development are comrades...
Landless Peoples Movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
An independent social movement made up of the poor and landless in South Africa formed in 2001.
Learning from our History: Ernie Tate's Memoir of His Early Years
Fidler, Richard
Article
2014
Richard Fidler reviews political activist Ernest Tate's two volume Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s and 60s: Ernest Tate, A Memoir.
The Left Alternative
Unger, Roberto
Book
2009
Unger writes a manifesto that engages a vital question of our time: where should the Left go from here? In his analysis, Unger examines the major debates in the world today and he rallies for alternat...
A Left Voice in Pakistan: Against The Current vol. 131
Tariq, Farooq
Article
2007
Following the October 18 attack on the massive procession into Karachi welcoming Benazir Bhutto back from an eight-year exile, Farooq Tariq, General Secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan, expressed h...
The Legacy of the New Left
Hyde, Anthony
Article
1994
Let the People Decide: Neighbourhood Organizing in America
Robert, Fisher
Book
1994
A history of neighbourhood-based community organizing in the United States.
Let Them Call Me Rebel: Saul Alinsky, His Life and Legacy
Horwitz, Sanford D.
Book
1992
A biography of Saul Alinsky and the evolution of his ideas on organizing.
Letters from Young Activists: Today's Rebels Speak Out
Boudin, Chesa; Farrow, Kenyon; Dohrn, Bernardin; Berger, Dan
Book
2005
Letters of Insurgents
Nachalo, Sophia and Vochek, Yarostan (Perlman, Freddy)
Book
A fictional exchange of letters between people grappling with the question of what the struggle for freedom means in the West and in thecountries of the Soviet bloc. A gripping discussion of the issue...
The Long Haul: An autobiography
Horton, Myles
Book
1990
Myles Horton tells the story of the Highlander Folk School. A major catalyst for social change in the United States for over sixty years, this school has touched the lives of so many people, including...
Long March, Short Spring: The Student Uprising at Home and Abroad
Ehrenreich, Barbara, Ehrenreich, John
Book
1969
An examination of the world student rebellions of the late 1960s.
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
Looking for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Instead of sitting on the sidelines congratulating ourselves on how wonderfully free and democratic we are, we should be pressing for a radical democratization of our own society.
The Making of a Counter Culture
Roszak, Theodore
Book
1969
Roszak examines some of the leading influences on the youthful counter culture of the late 1960s - Herbert Marcuse and Norman Brown, Allen Ginsberg and Alan Watts, Timothy Leary and Paul Goodman -- an...
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
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.
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
Book
1965
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Connexipedia Article
Article
Large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963 at which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Me...
Marx et Makhno a la rencontre de McDonald's
Goldner, Loren
Article
2005
A Paris, les travailleurs précaires qui sont sortis vaniqueurs de plusieurs grèves en ont perud d'autres avec les honneurs à cause des méthodes à la fois légales et illégales des syndicats et des ultr...
Marx and Makhno Meet McDonald's
Goldner, Loren
Article
2005
Over the last several years, a revolving network of militants in Paris, France, have developed a strategy and tactics for winning strikes by marginal, low-paid, outsourced and immigrant workers agains...
Marxism as Action
Pannekoek, Anton
Article
1915
Now is the time to bring to the fore the other part of Marxism which has been so neglected; now, when the workers movement must find a new direction, in order to overcome the narrow views and the pass...
May Day & SDS & SNCC Jubilee
Linebaugh, Peter
Article
2010
Class consciousness is the knowledge that emancipation is ours. Class struggle is the fight for it, the fight to be a class, and then the fight to abolish the class system. It is not economistic; it...
Militant Hope in the Age of Trump
Giroux, Henry A.
Article
2017
Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger and tool of Wall Street were a tactical diversion. The real questions that should have been debated includ...
The Modern Crisis
Bookchin, Murray
Book
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Abbey, Edward
Book
...
Montreal: A Citizen's Guide to Politics
Roy, Jean-Hugues and Weston, Brendan (eds.)
Book
1990
Move into the light?: Postscript to a turbulent 2007
Article
2007
Can the left movement move into the light and become visible?
The Movement and the Sixties
Anderson, Terry H.
Book
1995
Drawing on interviews, manuscripts, and archives, Anderson reveals how one event built upon another and exploed into the kaleidoscope of activism in the United States by the early 1970s. Civil rights,...
Movements and Messages: Media and Radical Politics on Quebec
Raboy, Marc
Book
1984
A study of the attempt by social and political movements in Quebec to shape their own communication strategies in oppostion to the power of the state and the mainstream media.
Moving Toward A New Society
Gowan, Suzanne; Lakey, George; Moyer, William; Taylor, Richard
Book
1976
A vision of a new society, with a strategy for achieving it through non-violent revolution, and specific suggestions for what individuals can do now to work for fundamental social change.
Murdered by Capitalism: A Memoir of 150 Years of Life & Death on the American Left
Ross, John
Book
2004
Much of this book is in the form of a fictional dialogue between two radicals discussing the political events of both of their lifetimes.
My 1968 in the Heartland: Against The Current vol. 133
Ezekiel, Judith
Article
2008
“Ezekiel's brother got arrested. He’s a Communist!”
Naming the Moment: Political Analysis for Action: A Manual for Community Groups
Barndt, Deborah, Freire, Carolos
Book
1989
A given moment - this moment - is unlike any other moment in time. Howe can we understand what it offers so that we can make the best use of it? How have people used moments in the past to push toward...
Narmada Bachao Andolan: Connexipedia Article
Article
An organisation that has mobilised tribal people, adivasis, farmers, environmentalists and human rights activists against the Sardar Sarovar Dam being built across the Narmada river, Gujarat, India.
Nationalism, Communism and Canadian Labour: The CIO, The Communist Party, and the Canadian Congress of Labour 1935-1956
Abella, Irving
Book
1973
A history of the Canadian Congress of Labour and of the CIO in Canada from the 1930s to the 1950s. The author raises many significant questions concerning the presence of American unions in Canada and...
The Need for a New Socialist Movement
Panitch, Leo
Article
1984
It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this c...
Networks: The Ecology of the Movements
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
A New Age Of People Power: Lessons From The Dongria Kondh
Perkins, John
Article
2010
With greater power to build alliances across boundaries, the Davids of the world are having more success throwing off the Goliaths.
The New Left: A Collection of Essays
Long, Priscilla (ed.), Introduction by Staughton Lynd
Book
1969
Essays from participants in the American New Left of the 1960s.
The New Left in Canada
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1970
A book of essays on the 1960s New Left in Canada, by members of the New Left.
The New Left Reader
Oglesby, Carl (ed.)
Book
1969
An anthology of writings from the 1960s New Left.
The New Radicals: A Report with Documents
Jacobs, Paul; Landau, Saul
Book
1966
An analytical portrait of the young radical activists who have repudiated traditional liberalsim and who seek a new vision of American through civil rights, university reform, and anti-war and anti-po...
The New Sexual Radicalism: Socialist Feminist Questions About Queer Activism
Drucker, Peter
Article
2010
What are the social origins of queer? Does this current have a vision - whether implicit or explicit - of sexual liberation, and if so, what is it? What is its relationship to such emancipatory projec...
The New Student Left: An Anthology
Cohen, Mitchell; Hale, Dennis
Book
1966
A collection of essays by active participants in the 1960s student movement on American college campuses.
A New Weave: Popular Education in Canada and Central America
Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev
Book
1986
A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central America and other s...
A New Weave: Popular Education in Canada and Central America
Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev
Book
1986
A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central American and other ...
The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa
Saul, John S.
Book
2005
An indispensable guide to understanding how the resources of that era can be used to contribute to real liberation for the region and for the continent of Africa as a whole.
No Border Network: Connexipedia Article
Article
Loose associations of autonomous organisations, groups, and individuals in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and beyond. They support freedom of movement and resist human migration control by coordinatin...
No Outside Saviors!: Against The Current vol. 136
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Article
2008
Against The Current spoke with Gwendolyn M. Patton as part of our retrospective on the events of 1968 and the surrounding years.
Northwest Activism
Website
Web site of a small group of citizen activists living throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Not a Carwash
Koçi, Gentian
Film/Video
2012
In the Albanian capital of Tirana, students, professors, activists and film lovers take to the streets when authorities attempt to redevelop the property of the city's only art house theatre for profi...
Notebook of an Agitator
Cannon, James P.
Book
1958
Over 100 articles from the pen of an active participant in the events of thirty years of labor history. Cannon covers the campaigns to save Sacco and Vanzetti, the historic strikes of the 1930s, the K...
Notes from a Revolution Dying: Against The Current vol. 134
Pirani, Simon
Article
2008
In June 1922, five years on from the Russian Revolution, a group of Moscow communists gathered to discuss a letter by Vladimir Petrzhek, an auto worker, tendering his resignation from the communist (o...
Nothing Is Ever Won Without Organizing: Remarks to the First Nonviolence Training Session of the Mexican Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity
Giordano, Al
Article
2012
All organizing begins with the telling of a story. When we listen carefully to somebody’s story, we learn what motivates him, what she is passionate about. Listening is the first skill and duty of a c...
Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today
Carlsson, Chris
Book
2008
As capitalism continues to corral every square inch of the globe into its logic of money and markets, new practices are emerging through which people are taking back their time and technological know-...
Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Cohn-Bendit, Gabriel
Book
1968
An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to libera...
Occupy's A**hole Problem: Flashbacks from An Old Hippie
Sweet, Diane
Article
2011
Watching the OWS organizers struggle with drummers, druggies, sexual harassers, and racists brings me back to a few lessons we had to learn the hard way back in the day, always after putting up with w...
Old-Fashioned Political Activism Doesn't Work
Spritzler, John
Article
2013
If you have ever read an article aiming to make you angry at some government or corporation by exposing some vile wrong-doing of it, then you've experienced at least one author's old-fashioned politca...
On Activism and Organizing: There is a Distinction
Hayes, Kelly
Article
2016
What's the difference between an organizer, an activist, and someone who is just plain fighting for their life, on a personal level? Often, there is no discernible distinction, as these roles often bl...
On Organization
Camatte, Jacques; Collu, Gianni
Book
1969
The authors argue that political groups, whether large or small, formal or informal, hierarchical or not, can only be a hindrance to revolutionary developments.
On Organization
Wetzel, Tom
Article
Discusses the democratic organizational forms appropriate to libertarian socialist organizations.
On the First International
Marx, Karl (Saul K. Padover, ed.)
Book
On the Poverty of Student Life: Considered in Its Economic, Political, Psychological, Sexual and Especially Intellectual Aspects, With a Modest Proposal for Doing Away With
Situationist International
Book
The Situationist International and the students at the University of Strasbourg prepared and published (using student union funds) this scathing analysis of student duplicity. While claiming to be rev...
One Fine Day
Bense, Klaas
Film/Video
2011
The documentary One Fine Day, shows six people from different cultures and religions who all, through a small nonviolent act, have had a significant and positive influence on society. Director Klaas ...
#131+1: Voices in Movement An Oral History of the Mexican Youth Movement of 2012
The School of Authentic Journalism Class of 2013
Article
2013
On May 11, 2012, in the heat of the presidential campaign, history took an unexpected turn: a video, the social networks, and marches and mass actions managed to bring a new moment of hope into the hi...
One Vote for Democracy: Consensus vs. democracy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1986
Makes the case that the democratic model is better than the consensus model for activist group decision-making.
Organize! Organizing for Social Change
Bobo, Kim; Kendall, Jerry; Max, Steve
Book
1996
A guide to community organizing with attention to specific tasks such as hosting meetings, public speaking and making partnerships with other activist groups.
Our Little Victory
Johnstone, Roy
Article
1986
It took an issue like Litton to get us working together, and in our little victory we can take a great deal of pride. We were lied to, threatened, denied information and harassed, all in an unsuccessf...
A Parable of Women's Liberation: Against The Current vol. 134
Tax, Meredith
Article
2008
Interview with Meredith Tax.
Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism
Sheehan, Cindy
Book
2006
An American mother loses her 24-year-old soldier son, killed in action in Iraq, and leads her to become a prominent US anti-war activist.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Freire, Paulo
Book
1970
Freire maintains that every human being, no matter or "ignorant" or submerged in the "culture of silence," is capable of looking critically at the world in a dialogical encounter with others, and that...
People Power: Applying Nonviolence Theory
Alpert, David H.
Book
1985
Explores the theory of power on which all successful nonviolent action is based, the blocks which keep people from acting when confronted with injustice, and the roles played in any nonviolent campaig...
The People vs. Global Capital: The G-7, NTCs, SAPs, and Human Rights
Book
1994
This book includes testimony presented to the Tribunal, the text of the Tribunal's indictment, and proposals for follow-up to the event.
Piecing It Together: Feminism and Non-Violence
Feminism and Non Violence Study Group
Book
...
Planet.net
Website
Planning As Learning: The Education of Citizen Activists
Alexander, Donald Hayley Morrow
Book
1994
Phd thesis focusing on the learning undertaken by members of citizens' groups involved in land use planning.
Political activist Ken Stone takes CSIS to task for alleged harassment
Weinberg, Paul
Article
2015
What is it like to be targeted by Canada's spy agency? Veteran anti-war and environmental activist Ken Stone knows firsthand and is willing to talk about it.
Political Ideology
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1993
The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action
Sharp, Gene
Book
1973
An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of ...
The Port Huron Statement
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Article
1962
A seminal statement of the New Left, adopted by SDS in 1962.
Power: Building it Without Taking it
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
The Power of Women United: Against The Current vol. 134
Dawson, Kipp
Article
2008
Interview with Kipp Dawson.
Practice and Ideology in the Direct Action Movement
Undercurrent
Article
2000
In the midst of enthusiasm and grandeur, the direct action movement sees a growing anti-capitalist movement everywhere. This illusion stops them from recognizing that, in its present form, the direct ...
The Praxis Affair: There's a reason we put limits on spying within Canada
Weinberg, Paul
Article
2015
This is a cautionary story of what might happen if we return to the bad old days of the RCMP Security Service, which was caught disrupting and using dirty tricks against a wide range of unsuspecting g...
The problem of autonomism
Article
2011
Direct action is crucial to win – but it needs to be orientated to building a mass movement, through strikes, civil disobedience and occupation.
The Problem With College Educated Revolutionaries
Castillon, Arturo
Article
2014
The political views of college-educated activists are shaped by their experiences in an educational institution. They unknowingly impose these particular experiences on the movement and on working cl...
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
Protest Inc. - The Corporatization of Protest (Book Review)
Spray, Martin
Article
2014
Review of "Protest Inc. - The Corporatization of Activism" by Peter Dauvergne & Genevieve LeBaron.
Provos and Kabouters
De Jong, Rudolf
Book
...
Putting Power in its Place: Create Community Control!
Plant, Judith; Plant, Christopher
Book
1992
Essays arguing for the devolution of government and putting forward workdable models, many of them tested in practice, of how we might restructure society to better represent the full diversity of its...
Putting the Arms Industry on Trial
Douglas, Sean
Article
2014
Sean Douglas and other activists are prosecuting two companies that promoted torture equipment in the UK.
Racist Outrage at UMass-Amherst: Against The Current vol. 114
Napalitano, Jeffrey; Leiblum, Mishy; Sered, Barak; Luce, Stephanie
Article
2005
Over the past decade, students around the country have fought a conservative backlash on college campuses that has sought to reverse many gains won in the 1970s and 1980s. Along with attacks on labor...
Radical Newspapers
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
A radical newspaper succeeds to the extent that in engages in dialogue with its readers and community, rather than in preaching.
Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
URPE/PEA Teach-In/Teach-Out Pamphlet Collective
Book
1975
A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
Radical Priorities
Chomsky, Noam; edited by C.P. Otero
Book
1981
Otero presents an analysis and overview of Chomsky's social and political philosophy. For the first time the roots of Chomsky's politics are examined and the relationship to his theory of linguistics ...
The Raging Grannies
Brightwell, Betty
Article
We sing satire. We aren't very good at singing, but the medium being the message, as grannies in bright colourful clothes fashionable a couple of generations ago, and wearing smiles, outrageous hats a...
Rank and File: Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers
Lynd, Alice; Lynd, Staughton (eds.)
Book
1973
A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
Rear-View Mirror: A Snapshot of Toronto Activist Art (1976-1996)
Constable, Mike (creator)
Website
A snapshot of Toronto activist art from the 1976 general strike to the 1996 Days of Action.
Red Pepper
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Independent magazine of the green and radical left.
Religion and the Rise of Labor and Black Detroit: Against The Current vol. 134
Higbee, Mark
Article
2008
Historians and other scholars have given Detroit plentiful attention, including some very important books, yet in this vital new study Angela Dillard manages to approach the Motor City’s past in sever...
Reluctant Memoir, Part 2: Against The Current vol. 135
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
I think it was in 1963 that I first became aware of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). My older sister Patty had married a very nice guy named Earl Brecher, with whom she went to Liberia as one ...
Remember the '80s: Social Movements Between Woodstock and the Web
Grossman, Zoltan
Article
2008
The history of 1980s activism deserves to be remembered and studied by those fighting for change today.It always helps to have a fuller view of the past, to figure out what to keep and what to discard...
Resist: A grassroots collection of stories, poetry, photos and analyses from the Quebec City FTAA protetst and beyond
Chang, Jen; Or, Bethany; Tharmendran, Eloginy; Tsumura, Emmie; Daniels, Steve; Leroux, Darryl
Book
2001
A dynamic collection of personal accounts, creative works, reflections, images and analyses about the protests against the FTAA summit that took place in April 2001 in Quebec City.
Resource Manual for A Living Revolution: A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists
Coover, Virginia, Deacon, Ellen, Esser, Charles, Moore, Christopher
Book
1977
A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to tra...
Resources For Radicals: An Annual Review of Books and Publications for Those Active in Movements for Social Change
Burch, Brian
Book
1997
An annotated list of resources -- books and periodicals -- for people working for non-violent social change.
Reveille for Radicals
Alinksy, Saul D.
Book
1946
Alinksy connects his theoretical notions on radicalism to practical movements and events.
Review: Accompanying: Pathways to Social Change
Neigh, Scott
Article
2013
Review of Staughton Lynd's "Accompanying: Pathways to Social Change", a book that by and large uses a story-based pedagogy rather than an analysis-based one. It walks through struggles that Lynd and h...
Revolution for the Hell of It
Free (Hoffman, Abbie)
Book
1968
...
The Revolution Game: The Short Unhappy Life of the Company of Young Canadians
Daly, Margaret
Book
1970
A historical overview of the Company of Young Canadians.
Revolution of the Deaf
Sacks, Oliver
Article
Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s & 60s: A Memoir: Volume 1, Canada 1955-1965
Tate, Ernest
Book
2014
The first volume of long-time Canadian revolutionary socialist Ernie Tate's memoir.
Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s & 60s: A Memoir: Volume 2, Britain 1965-1970
Tate, Ernest
Book
2014
The second volume of long-time Canadian revolutionary socialist Ernie Tate's memoir.
The Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement
Cummins, Eric
Book
1994
A history of California's prison movement from 1950 to 1980, highlighting the role prison reading and writing played in the creation of radical inmate ideology.
Rise of the naked female warriors
Cochrane, Kira
Article
2013
Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message?
Roadblocks to Climate Activism: The Problem of Natural Localism
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2013
The consequences of global warming. The evidence for the evolving dire effects of building CO2 and other greenhouse gases is getting increasingly conclusive. We are a species influenced by natural loc...
Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Alinsky, Saul
Book
1971
Alinsky's Rules for Radicals provides perspectives, principles and lessons for realistic radical organizers.
SDS
Sale, Kirkpatrick
Book
1973
The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutio...
Selfish Activism or Equal Rights for All?
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1993
The separatist agendas of women, gays, black and disabled activists are divisive, and undermine the campaign for equality.
Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now
Greenwalk, Dara; MacPhee, Josh
Book
2010
Drawn from an exhibition at Exit Art, a cultural center in New York City, Signs of Change is a visual archive of more than 350 posters, prints, photographs, films, videos, music, and ephemera from mor...
Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild
Siegel, Deborah
Book
2007
A study of controversies in the feminist movement from the 1960s to the 2000s. Siegel wants readers to know about the multifaceted and contentious history of what is called feminism's "second wave" so...
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
SNCC: The New Abolitionists
Zinn, Howard
Book
1964
An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Social Activist Grace Lee Boggs on Shaking Up the Status Quo in America
Film/Video
2007
Grace Lee Boggs has been a part of almost every major movement in the United States in the last 75 years, including: Labor, Civil Rights, Black Power, Women’s Rights and Environmental Justice.
Some of my best comrades are friends
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
The left's sloppy use of language indicates sloppy thinking.
Some Questions the Radical Peace Movement Should be Asking Itself
Moffatt, Gary
Article
Questions radical peace groups need to consider.
Speed Up Rush to nowhere How turbo-capitalism eats time: New Internationalist March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
A look into the act of speeding up time and rushing to accomplish tasks and its consequences.
Spying 101: The RCMP's Secret Activities at Canadian Universities 1917 - 1997
Hewitt, Steve
Book
2002
If you attended a Canadian university in the past eighty years, it's possible that, unbeknownst to you, Canadian security agents were surveying you, your fellow students, and your professors for 'subv...
The State of Asian America: Activism and Resistance in the 1990s
Aguilar-San Juan, Karin
Book
1994
Aguilar-San Juan offers a complex understanding of race and racial identity, and a critique of the narrow identity politics -- defined as "ethnic consciousness". She writes, "Identity politics -- whil...
Steal This Book
Hoffman, Abbie
Book
1971
A guide to fighting government and corporations. The book is divided into three sections, "Survive!", "Fight!" and "Liberate!"
Still Got the News: Against The Current vol. 84
Esch, Betsy
Article
2000
As a student activist at the University of Michigan in the middle and late 1980s, I was part of a coalition of activists who planned and carried out a democratic takeover of our school's newspaper, Th...
Strategic Thinking and Organizing Resistance
Scipes, Kim
Article
2017
Argues the need for strategy and vision, and effective organizing, in forming a resistance movement to the Trump presidency, and provides several suggestions for organizers.
Strategies for Urban Socialism
Schecter, Stephen
Book
...
Strategy and tactics: how the left can organise to transform society
Rees, John
Book
2011
John Rees draws on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions to suggest ways in which the left can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want to transform society.
Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties
Ali, Tariq
Book
1987
Tariq Ali takes readers through the fortunes of the British anti-war movement and the other political movements of the Sixties.
Strike!: The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present
Brecher, Jeremy
Book
1972
A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
The Struggle Site
Website
An archive of freedom struggles.
The Student Movement of the Thirties: A Political History
Draper, Hal
Article
1965
Most of the references one hears to the student movement of the thirties, and most published references too, are quite wrong in one basic respect: they speak as if 'the thirties' represented a single,...
Student Power
Cockburn, Alexander, Blackburn, Robin (ed.)
Book
1969
An anthology of essays.
SUPA - Student Union for Peace Action: Connexipedia Article
Stevenson, William
Article
2010
A Canadian student organization active from 1964 to 1967.
Take a STAND Canada. An Interview on the Darfur advocacy group's path to success with director Ben Fine
Stavro-Beauchamp, Laura
Article
2006
An interview on the Darfur advocacy groups's path to success with director Ben Fine.
Take Back the Nation: Revised Edition
Barlow, Maude; Campbell, Bruce
Book
1991
A passionate and thoughtful assessment of Canada in crisis. Analyses the dangers posed by NAFTA to Canada's economy and independence. Proposes economic, political and cultural solutions to Canada's pr...
Taplok Press, A New Flame: Against The Current vol. 89
Biddle, Kurt; Noor, Rivani
Article
2000
Reading Left books has become somewhat of a trend in Indonesia. Although the struggle for democracy is far from won, overthrowing the dictator Suharto in 1998 has brought a lot of positive changes for...
The Targeting of Walter Rodney: Against The Current vol. 120
West, Michael O.
Article
2006
On October 15, 1968 the government of Jamaica barred Walter Rodney from returning to the island. A lecturer at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Rodney had been out of the co...
The TAZ - Anarchy on the Web
Website
Links to anarchist resources.
Techsoup
Website
A technology resource centre for non-profits.
The Temporary Autonomous Zone
Bey, Hakim
Article
1985
I believe that by extrapolating from past and future stories about "islands in the net" we may collect evidence to suggest that a certain kind of "free enclave" is not only possible in our time but al...
Ten Examples of Direct Resistance to Stop Government Raids
Quigley, Bill
Article
2017
Resistance to unjust government action is the duty of all people who care about human rights. As Dr. King reminded us in his letter from a Birmingham jail, "Never forget that everything Hitler did in ...
Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution
Rebick, Judy
Book
2005
Using interviews with many feminist activists, Rebick provides an oral history of feminism in Canada from the 1960s through the 1990s.
They're Recharging Democracy
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2010
This is What Insurgency Looks Like
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of governm...
This Week in Peace History
Website
This Week in History is a collection designed to help us appreciate the fact that we are part of a rich history advocating peace and social justice. While the entries often focus on large and dramatic...
A Time for Learning: Against The Current vol. 133
Slaughter, Jane
Article
2008
I don't recall being aware of the events in France in May-June 1968. I was in college, beginning to get radicalized on several fronts, notably the war. Something called the “Free University” was start...
Traces of Magma: An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
Knight, Rolf
Book
1983
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.
Traite du Savoir-Vivre for the Occupy Wall Street Generations
Giordano, Al
Article
2011
Once upon a time, twenty thousand people descended on Wall Street, the capitol of capital, occupied it nonviolently, and won exactly what they demanded. This is not a fairy tale. It really happened. T...
Transforming Apathy and Denial
Melamed, Lanie
Article
1990
Assisting others to face militarism and ecocatastrophe and become motivated and capable of working to reverse these threats is a substantial challenge for educators in all setting.
Transforming Ourselves Transforming the World: An Open Conspiracy for Social Change
Murphy, Brian K.
Book
1999
Addresses society's pessimism about social change and provides a theoretical means and practice to overcome this fatalism.
Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action
Roselle, Mike; Mahan, Josh
Book
2009
Roselle - cofounder of the Rainforest Action Network and Earth First! - offers a memoir of his career in radical activism: from teenage Yippie to career environmentalist.
The Trickledown Revolution
Roy, Arundhati
Article
2010
The first step towards re-imagining a world gone terribly wrong would be to stop the annihilation of those who have a different imagination - an imagination that is outside of capitalism as well as co...
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Article
2008
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
A Troublemaker's Handbook: How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!
La Botz, Dan
Book
1991
An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
25 Years After the Gdansk Uprising: Against The Current vol. 121
Weissman, Suzi
Article
2006
Suzi Weissman interviews David Ost. The occupation of the Gdansk shipyard by Polish workers in 1980, demanding recognition of their independent trade union Solidarnosc, rocked the Eastern bloc and ins...
The Tyranny of Structurelessness
Freeman, Jo
Article
1970
Contrary to what we would like to believe, there is no such thing as a "structureless" group. Any group of people of whatever nature that comes together for any length of time for any purpose will ine...
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
Green, Kitty
Film/Video
2013
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel is a 2013 Australian film directed by Kitty Green. The film debuted at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, although was not part of the competition.The documentary co...
Uncivil Obedience: The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator
Borovoy, A. Alan
Book
1991
How to push for social change without breaking the law.
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...
Unity brings strength
Huggett, Howard
Article
1989
The NDP puts too much emphasis on electioneering and not enough on economic action.
Up Against the Ivy Wall
Friedman, Robert
Book
...
The Urban Question and Organizing
Shragg, Eric and Drover, Glenn
Book
1979
...
The Veritable Split in the International: Public Circular of the Situationist International
Debord, Guy; Sanguinetti, Gianfranco
Book
1972
What are called "situationist ideas" are nothing other than the first ideas of the period of reappearance of the modern revolutionary movement.
Voices of Asian Americans: Against The Current vol. 136
Lim, Seonghee
Article
2008
Asian Americas: The Movement and the Moment is an anthology of some 30 entries written by Asian Americans who initiated or participated in social and community movements in the late 1960s and 1970s. I...
Walking: We Ask Questions
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
An essay from the book We Are Everywhere by the Notes From Nowhere Collective.
Ways and Means
Connexions Collective
Article
1983
Connexions attempts to stimulate practical and theoretical sharing through the Ways and Means section.
We Are Everywhere
Rubin, Jerry
Book
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
Knappenberger, Brian
Film
2012
A history of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.
We Are Wisconsin
Williams, Amie
Film/Video
2012
When a Republican Governor’s bill threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate, six (extra)ordinary citizens join the growing protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol, and spend the n...
We Have Still Had It Up to Here: The Year a Movement Was Born: Mexico’s Struggle to End the Drug War Is Unlike Any in the World
Giordano, Al
Article
2012
The truth is that Mexican public opinion has never fully swallowed the fiction – believed by many in the United States – that the drug war is somehow about stopping drugs or their abuse. Almost everyb...
Weatherman
Jacobs, Harold
Book
1971
A history of the Weatherman organization.
Web Networks Community Events Listings
Website
No longer doing an event calendar. Was at http://action.web.ca/home/wnc/events.shtml
WebActive: What's New in Activism Online
Website
A weekly online publication devoted to online activism.
Wendell Berry's Radical Skepticism: The celebrated farmer and poet shares a message of love in a time of unrest
Massey, Brian
Article
2016
When the celebrated writer, farmer, and elder statesman of the local food movement sat down in front of a sold-out audience at Johns Hopkins University last week, the crowd seemed even more eager than...
Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign: Connexipedia Article
Article
A popular movement made up of poor and oppressed communities in Cape Town, South Africa, formed in 2000.
What a Way to Run a Railroad: An Analysis of Radical Failure
Landry, Charles; Morley, David; Southwood, Russell; Wright, Patrick
Book
1985
How can the high failure rate of radical projects, in the media and elsewhere, be understood? This book analyses the reasons why many of the key organisations and projects in this sector, which grew u...
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
What Really Caused the Implosion of the Occupy Movement - An Insider's View: Taking a hard look at some of the self-sabotaging behaviors of the left
Marom, Yotam
Article
2015
It's a cool night in early October of 2011, the height of Occupy Wall Street. Two months ago I had just moved into my parents' basement, feeling deflated after the end of Bloombergville (a two-week st...
What Would it Mean to Win?
Turbulence collective
Book
2010
Where is the movement today? Where is it going? Are we winning? The authors of the essays in this volume pose these and other momentous questions.
What's Left? Environmentalists and Radical Politics
Williams, Rick
Book
1990
Environmentalist activism as radical practice.
When Freedom Was Lost: The Unemployed, the Agitator, and the State
Brown, Lorne
Book
1987
The struggles of unemployed workers against the Canadian state in the 1930s.
When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Model Community Responses
Williams, Randall; Wells, Lyn (eds.)
Article
1986
A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
When in Doubt, Do Both: The Times of My Life
Macpherson, Kay
Book
1994
Macpherson chronicles the stirrings that led to the modern women's movement in Canada, including the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1967.
Why the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement Should Not Initiate Violence
Smith, Michael Steven
Article
2017
One hazard we must avoid in our struggle is to allow violence to be used in the movement. We can't afford to give our approval to this by green lighting the burning of limousines and the breaking of s...
Why Do Communities Fail?
Moffatt, Gary
Article
The strains that take their toll on community groups.
Why We Need A "No Compromise" Climate Movement: Between Empire And Its Subjects
Parkin, Scott
Article
2014
Successful campaigns against strip mining in the Appalachians have included peaceful legal tactics like petitioning, letters to the editor, education, marches and protests, as well as civil disobedien...
A winning formula
Meszaros, Paul
Article
2009
Intelligent community-based campaigning exposes the BNP for what it is, as well as providing a defence of civil society.
Women Unite: An Anthology of the Canadian Women's Movement
Book
1972
An anthology doucmenting the Canadian women's movement of the late 1906s and early 1970s.
Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools
Wollman, Neil (ed.)
Book
1985
A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.
Working together for peace
Article
1990
Although English and French-speaking Canadians are sometimes at odds, the call for peace is universal. It is a language that all can agree on.
The WTO's Nude World Order: Against The Current vol. 85
Resnick, Bill
Article
2000
It got intoxicating that Tuesday (Nov. 30, `99) in Seattle, without chemical assist. That capitalist machine that has looked so mighty and irresistible, for that day was stopped and defeated. Seattle...
You Got to Move
Phenix, Lucie Massie; Selver, Veronica
Film
1985
Follows people from communities in the Southern United States in their various processes of becoming involved in social change.
The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World
Smith, Sharon J.
Book
2011
If you want to make a significant and sustainable impact on the health of our planet, this powerful and practical guide can help. Author and activist Sharon J. Smith shares proven strategies and lesso...
The Young Man Was: Part 1: United Red Army
Mohaiemen, Naeem
Film/Video
2012
The start of a film trilogy that traces 1970s ultra left movements' turn to violence; Part One is based on the negotiations of the 1977 JAL hijacking, between the Japanese Red Army members on board th...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Alternative Press Center
Dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United St...
Anarchy Archives
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
Ark II - The Animal Rights Kollective
To promote and protect the rights of all animals and foster their individual liberties through direct action, political action, and public awareness campaigns. Our goal is to abolish all forms of crue...
Bad Subjects Collective
A magazine which seeks to revitalize a progressive politics in retreat. "We challenge progressive dogma by encouraging our readers to think hard about the political dimension to all aspects of everyda...
Black and Red
Publishing books and pamphlets with an anti-authoritarian perspective since 1968. Black & Red books record contemporary and historical attempts to lead principled lives. They examine social relations ...
Briarpatch
Briarpatch is Saskatchewan's independent alternative newsmagazine committed to building a socialist society. We provide an open forum for disadvantaged peoples and support progressive movements workin...
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canadian Dimension
Canadian Dimension is published by, for and about activists in the struggle for a better world, covering women's issues, aboriginal issues, the environment, labour, etc. in ways not found in the mains...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Collective Action Notes
Collective Action Notes documents and discusses different struggles (strikes, occupations, etc.) world-wide. We are interested in understanding class struggle and the different forms it takes in the p...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Earth First!
Are you tired of namby-pamby environmental groups? Are you tired of overpaid corporate environmentalists who suck up to bureaucrats and industry? Have you become disempowered by the reductionist appro...
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
Feminist.com
News, resources, links to activist pages dealing with women's rights and equality. Articles, speeches, documents. Classified ads.
Fifth Estate
An anti-authoritarian magazine of ideas and action.
Graswurzel Revolution
Graswurzelrevolution bezeichnet eine tiefgreifende gesellschaftliche Umw„lzung, in der durch Macht von unten alle Formen von Gewalt und Herrschaft abgeschafft werden sollen. Wir k„mpfen fr eine Welt,...
Gray Panthers
Working to create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions. Values: Honoring Maturity: The concept of aging takes into ...
Independent Media Center
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical...
International Bolshevik Tendency
The International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT) is a revolutionary socialist organization founded by former cadres of the international Spartacist tendency. We urgently seek to participate in a process of ...
Internationalists - International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party
The International Bureau was formed in 1983, as a result of a joint initiative by the Internationalist Communist Party (PCInt.) in Italy and the Communist Workers Organisation (CWO) in Britain. There ...
Libcom.org
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the e...
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Octopus Books
Octopus Books originated in 1969. It began as a socialist newspaper but soon evolved into a small bookstore. The store operated as a collective for 27 years until it was bought by three faithful membe...
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount grassroots political campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working peop...
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Carleton
OPIRG-Carleton mobilizes individuals to identify and improve environmental, social and economic conditions. We recognize the rich history of social creativity and resistance, while maintaining and bui...
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Ottawa
A student-based organization dedicated to research, education, and action for social change.
Prol-Position
Today, many struggles have an international dimension. The people involved face a social and international context mediated by capital which is turned against them. Capital and workers themselves move...
Protest.net
Protest.Net is a collective of activists who are working together to create our own media. By publishing a public record of our political activities on the web we are taking a stand against the establ...
Rabble.ca
An online, progressive news site. In addition to original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more, rabble publishes columns from some of the few progressive voic...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.
Radical Statistics Group
We believe that statistics can be used to support radical campaigns for progressive social change. Statistics should inform, not drive policies. Social problems should not be disguised by technical la...
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...
Riseup.net
riseup.net provides mail, lists, and hosting for those working on liberatory social change. We are a project to create democratic alternatives and practice self-determination by controlling our own se...
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung -- Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Die Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung wurde 1992 von der Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS) - heute Die Linkspartei.PDS - als parteinahe, bundesweit taetige Stiftung anerkannt. Sie kooperiert im Rahmen...
Socialist Action
To educate and organize in favour of the socialist transformation of Canada and the world, to build a revolutionary party of working women and men to fight for a world without racism, sexism, war, exp...
Society for Human Sexuality
Social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression.
Society for Socialist Studies
The society's purpose to facilitate and encourage research and analysis in Canada with emphasis on socialist, feminist, ecological, and anti-racist points of view.
Solidarity
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine. Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a bro...
Spartacus Books
Spartacus is a non-profit collectively run bookstore. We are non-sectarian and carry feminist, anarchist, socialist, lesbian/gay titles, literary criticism literature, environment, film, media, labour...
Spunk Library
The Spunk Library featured literature with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. The content has not been updated since 2002, but the materials assembled to that point are still perserved onlin...
Tadamon
A Montreal-based collective of social-justice organizers & media activists, working to build relationships of solidarity with grassroots political movements for social and economic justice between Bei...
Toronto Action for Social Change
Building community through non-violent action.
Toronto Video Activist Collective
The Video Activist Collective is a new movement designed to harness the treacherous tube to our struggles for justice.
Trotskyist League
Works to build a revolutionary internationalist workers party to fight for socialist revolution.
World Socialist Web Site
Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI).
Z Magazine
Z Magazine is an independent monthly magazine founded in 1988. Our mission is to publish in depth articles that critique society's political, economic, social life and institutions. We see the race, c...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

Sources Library

Alternative and Activist New Media
Lievrouw, Leah A.
2011
An overview of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and voice, present alternative or marginal views,...
The John Lewis Conundrum: Caring for Justice or Carrying Water
Fikre, Teodrose
2017
What the author is writing about John Lewis is not so much a condemnation as it is a reflection of the very meaning of justice and how we can fight for it.
Kenyan grafitti artists target vulture politicians
Chonghaile, Clar Ni
2012
A crew of Kenyan grafitti artists are making murals that urge citizens not to re-elect corrupt politicians who have a legacy of exploiting tribal differences to gain power.
Met police face legal action for 'kettling' of protest teenagers
Townsend, Mark
2010
Police in the UK are being sued for using violence against students during a tuition fees protest by three minors who suffered injuries. They claim they were falsely detained and denied medical assist...
Nieman Reports: What’s the difference between activism and journalism?
Simon, Joel
2015
As technology changes how news is gathered and delivered, should journalism continue to be sharply distinguished from activism and other kinds of free speech? An extract by Joel Simon from his new boo...
Police log 'domestic extremists' and keep database on activists
Forces survey and file details of peaceful protests and political activities
Lewis, Paul; Evans, Rob; Taylor, Matthew
2009
'Domestic Extremists' are persons involved in political meetings and protests who are photographed and added to a national database by the UK police. This surveillance falls under the purview of "ter...
Sierra Leone: local resistance grows as investors snap up land
Farmers and activists more transparent about large-scale land deals with foreign firms and t
Provost, Clare; McClanahan, Paige
2012
Ten years after the end of civil war in Sierra Leone, the government is taking great pains to attract large-scale agribusiness investments, which it says will help boost exports and employment opportu...
Tree-top vigil highlights destruction of Tasmanian forest
Miranda Gibson hopes to bring international attention to the unprotected status of the ancient forests that are threatened by logging
Birch, Simon
2012
For more than three months, 30-year-old Gibson has been living high above the canopy floor that is the home to some of Australia's most threatened indigenous wildlife, including the Tasmanian devil an...

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Alliance For Non-Violent Action (ANVA)
Organization profile published 1986
Organization
1986
Alternative America
Gardner, Richard
Serial Publication (Periodical)
12,150 organizations, mainly American, listed geographically by zip code, and again alphabetically. A subject keyword index referring to group numbers only. ...
Alternatives Vorlesungsverzeichnis Nr. 5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
...
Autonomy & Solidarity
Website
An on-line network for anti-capitalists who believe that revolutionary transformation will come from workers and oppressed people self-organizing from below and not from the top down organizing of any...
Bureau of Public Secrets
Website
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canadian Activism Archives
Website
2006
Site which is attempting to build a historical archives of, and useful guides for, social justice and environmental activism in Canada.
Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
CreateHope.org
Website
An online site through which charities can solicit donations.
Directory of Alternative & Radical Publications
1989-90 - Periodical profile published 1990
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Entraide
Website
Networking site for French-language organizations, with a directory of 200 organizations.
Idealist
Website
International directory, organized by country, of thousands of non-profit activist organizations, designed to help people "think globally and act locally". Features an events calendar of mostly US eve...
Ideas and Action
Periodical profile published 1981
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
Archive of some articles published in Ideas and Action, a radical paper published by the Workers Solidarity Alliance from 1981 to 1997.
Institute for Global Communications
Website
Internet provider for social justice organizations; groups five online communities: PeaceNet, WomensNet, EcoNet, LabourNet, and ConflictNet. News, articles, features, links to progressive issues.
Israeli Left Archive
Website
2006
An evolving data base of the Israeli Radical Left. The long range vision of this project is to continue to digitalize thousands of items (leaflets, internal documents, newspaper articles and press cli...
LabourStart
Website
A major site with information about labour activities throughout the world.
Libcom.org
Website
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...
The Library of the Turtle
Website
A home for much-loved texts in the history of struggle. The Library provides a space for the the valuable work of the conservation, the recuperation, and the recirculation of the Old, and even, on occ...
Marginal Distribution
Website
Book distributor.
Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
People - & Planet-Friendly Events & Information
Bringing people together over ideas that matter
Blanchard, Peter
Website
Event calendar, job listings and other resources related to sustainable living, environment, and peace.
Protest.net
Website
An international calendar of protests, events, meetings and conferences.
rabble.ca
Website
Online progressive news site.
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.
Rainforest Action Network
Website
RAN seeks to protect the Earth's rainforests through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. They do so using campaigns to expose the wrongdoings of governments and corporation...
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...
Rethinking Columbus
Teaching About the 500th Anniversary of Columbus's Arrival in America
Rethinking Schools
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Solidarity
Website
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine.
Spunk Library
Website
1992
The Spunk Library featured literature with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. The content has not been updated since 2002, but the materials assembled to that point are still perserved onlin...
The Straight Goods
Canadians Informing Canadians
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1999
A daily Internet news and feature publication featuring investigative reports, columns, and a variety of features. Ceased publication 2013.
The Third Camp
Against U.S. militarism and Islamic terrorism
Website
We must stand up with all our power to the US government's and its allies' bullying. We must put an end to the crimes of the opposite pole, i.e. Islamic terrorism. We must help the people of Islam-s...
Toronto Video Activist Collective
Website
Founded to counter-balance the mostly anti-activist media and to shamelessly promote social and environmental justice issues through the production and distribution of activist videos under no mask of...
Web Networks
Website
Web Networks is the online home of many non-profit and social change groups in Canada.
ZNet
Website
Extensive collection of articles and links compiled by the publishers of Z Magazine.