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  1. Fabbri, Luigi: Bourgeois influences on anarchism
    Resource Type: Book
    Text by Italian anarchist communist Luigi Fabbri written around the time of the First World War, addressing problems arising from the stereotyping of anarchism in popular culture and the negative effect this had on actual anarchist movement.
  2. Faber, Daniel (ed.): The Struggle for Ecological Democracy
    Environmental Justice Movements in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    Explores the ecosocialist perspective on the goals, strategies, and accomplishments of environmental justice. Faber also identifies the emerging principles of ecological democracy in the quest for a solution to America's social and ecological crisis.
  3. Fagan, Brian: Elixer
    A History of Water and Humankind

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    A cultural history of water.
  4. Fager, Chuck (ed.): Friends and the Vietnam War
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Friends from across North America gathered at Pendle Hill in 1998 for an in-depth analysis of what the Vietnam War means - both for themselves and for the larger Quaker community. This is the compilation of their personal narratives and analyses.
  5. Faiers, Chris: Kicked a Cadillac (Dented a Daimler)
    Resource Type: Article
    Poem.
  6. Fairbairns, Zoë: Wages for Housework
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
    'If women were paid for all they do, there'd be a lot of wages due', sang women campaigners in the 1970s. But demanding money for unpaid domestic work is a sad indictment of the Women's Movement, argues Zoë Fairbairns - because it demonstrates that feminists have lost the battle to force men to do their share of the cleaning.
  7. Fairchild, Charles: Global Sweatshops' Media Spin Doctors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    On the whole, there's an imposed silence about the steadily increasing number of low-wage factories being set up in poor countries by wealthy multinational corporations: the "debate" is over.
  8. Fairfield, George (ed.): Ashbridge's Bay
    An Anthology of Writings by Those Who Knew and Loved Ashbridge's Bay

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    The story of a great freshwater marsh destroyed by urbanization.
  9. Fairfield, Richard: Communes USA
    A Personal Tour

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    An account of a variety of communes in the United States.
  10. Fairley, Bryand, Leys, Colin, Sacouman, James (eds.): Restructuring and Resistance
    Perspectives from Atlantic Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Seeks to answer two questions: Will the Atlantic region further marginalise to the point of an eventual elimination of the rural economy of small producers and the social system underlying this economy? And can any alternatives be found to the capitalist approach through the resistance and restructuring approach?
  11. Fairlie, Simon: Meat: A Benign Extravagance
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    An exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh.
  12. Faith, Karlene: Unruly Women
    The Politics of Confinement and Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Investigates the ways in which women who transgress the social order are disciplined, punished, silenced and confined. Covers material from the witch hunts to contemporary discriminatory treatment of women by the state and its law enforcement agencies.
  13. Fake, Steven: Liberating Thought: Toward an Independent Mass Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Prospects for democracy are dependent upon the growth of an independent media with wide exposure in the general population comparable to that of the corporate press.
  14. Fakhoury, Hanni: Know Your Rights!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This is sensitive data that's worth protecting from prying eyes - including those of the government.
  15. Falk, Candace: Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1990
  16. Falk, Richard: The Goldstone report and the battle for legitimacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It may yet be the case that, as in the anti-apartheid struggle, the shift in the relation of forces in the Palestinians' favour will occur not through diplomacy or as a result of armed resistance, but on the symbolic battlefield of legitimacy that has become global in scope.
  17. Falk, Richard: Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel's Gaza Offensive
    The International Community Must End Israel's Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks, the targeting of objectives providing no effective military advantage, and the intentional targeting of civilians and civilian houses have been persistent features of Israel’s long-standing policy of punishing the entire population of the Gaza Strip, which, for over seven years, has been virtually imprisoned by Israeli imposed closure.
  18. Falk, Richard: Reflections on the Brussels Attacks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Debate and reflection are urgently needed with respect to the political violence that is being unleashed in various forms in the West and non-West.
  19. Falk, Richard: When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer..
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In any event, my advice to the media savvy, is that if you have caller ID, and you can tell that it is BBC calling, don’t bother answering. I hope I have the good sense to follow my own advice should the phone ever ring again!
  20. Falola, Toyin (ed.): Britain and Nigeria
    Exploitation or Development?

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Some of Nigeria's most prominent progressive historians have combined to write a coherent and organized account of the economic relationship foisted on Nigeria by the British colonial occupation. The authors stress, in particular, the wider consequences of the destruction of indigenous institutions, and the relationship of the colonial era with present-day economic distortions and political instability.
  21. Falola, Toyin; Ihonvbere, Julius: The Rise and Fall of Nigeria's Second Republic, 1979-1984
    Resource Type: Book
    The result of a year's intensive investigations before the coup that toppled the Shagari government, this work is a comprehensive account of the past four years of civilian rule in Nigeria. This book analyses the social and economic forces underlying the sweep of political events, and accelerating contradictions that precipitated the latest coup. Falola and Ihonvbere are two of Nigeria's leading marxist historians and writers.
  22. Fanelli, Carlo: Why Saying No to Toronto Airport Expansion Makes Sense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Saying no to the expansion of the Toronto Island Airport and introduction of jet aircrafts is the economical, ecological and socially responsible thing to do.
  23. Fang, Lee: Anti-Syrian Muslim Refugee Rhetoric Mirrors Calls to Reject Jews During Nazi Era
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    During the 1930s and early 1940s, the United States resisted accepting large numbers of Jewish refugees escaping the Nazi terror sweeping Europe, in large part because of fearmongering by a small but vocal crowd. In recent days, similar arguments are being resurrected to reject Syrian refugees.
  24. Fang, Lee: As Turkey Bombed Anti-ISIS Fighters, It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to 2016 Candidates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On July 24, 2015, Turkey launched a massive military campaign that included sweeping attacks against Kurdish forces as well as minor strikes on Islamic State positions south of Turkey’s border. Just five days later, the Turkish government inked a contract to hire a team of prominent lobbyists to add to its already formidable army of influence-peddlers in Washington.
  25. Fang, Lee: Emails Reveal Dairy Lobbyist Crafted 'Ag-Gag' Legislation Outlawing Pictures of Farms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Across the country, legislatures are responding to whistleblowers and activists who have exposed inhumane and at times unsanitary practices at farms by passing laws that criminalize the taking of photos or videos at agricultural facilities. Farming interests have publicly backed the campaign to outlaw recording: in fact, dairy industry lobbyists actually crafted the legislation that was later introduced by lawmakers.
  26. Fang, Lee: FDA Nominee Helped Medical Industry Find and Pay Faculty for "Regulatory Consulting"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Dr. Robert Califf, whose nomination by President Obama to lead the Food and Drug Administration has come under scrutiny over his extensive ties to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, previously directed a business that specializes in helping health care companies hire faculty members and other academic researchers to influence regulatory decisions.
  27. Fang, Lee: Fracking Firm Encourages Industry to Imitate Taco Bell's Twitter Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Oil and gas companies are steadily increasing their footprint on social media, hiring specialized public relations firms and developing "visual shorthand" infographics that can be shared easily on Facebook and Twitter.
  28. Fang, Lee: Gun Industry Executives Say Mass Shootings Are Good for Business
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Behind closed doors, speaking with investors and Wall Street analysts, the gun industry views mass shootings as an opportunity to make lots of money.
  29. Fang, Lee: Koch Political Machine Focuses on "Freedom" to Pollute and Pay Less Taxes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Billionaire conservative activist Charles Koch on Sunday likened his political efforts to the struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass, saying that "we, too, are seeking to right injustices that are holding our country back."
  30. Fang, Lee: Lobbyists Mourn House Speaker John Boehner's Departure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation on Friday was reason to celebrate for members of his own party who often complained that he let corporate lobbyists exercise undue influence over Congress. For lobbyists, Boehner's announcement was a reason to mourn.
  31. Fang, Lee: Mall of America Security Catfished Black Lives Matter Activists, Documents Show
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Documents indicate that security staff at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota used a fake Facebook account to monitor local Black Lives Matter organizers, befriend them, and obtain their personal information and photographs without their knowledge.
  32. Fang, Lee: Right-Wing Harassment Strategy Against Dems Detailed In Memo
    'Yell,' 'Stand Up And Shout Out,' 'Rattle Him'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  33. Fang, Lee: These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American Presidential candidates these days are accustomed to mainstream reporters quizzing them on process and politics, with a typical media scrum filled with questions about the latest polls, repeated demands for a response to the most recent attack from rival campaigns, and sometimes even vapid inquiries about workout routines or favorite foods. A group of Quakers has been trying to fill the substance vacuum - by training hundreds of activists to stalk the candidates in early primary states and ask them tough questions on issues ranging from immigrant detention to nuclear weapons to the role of money in politics.
  34. Fang, Lee; Jilani, Zaid: Defense Contractors Cite "Benefits" of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Major defense contractors Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East.
  35. Fanning, Rory: When Soldiers Resist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Let's remember the courageous war resisters who said no to the slaughter in Vietnam.
  36. Fanon, Frantz: A Dying Colonialism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1959   Published: 1967
    Fanon reveals the various ways in which the people of Algeria, during the revolution, changed their centuries-old patterns of culture, or, conversely, embraced certain ancient forms of culture long derided by their colonialist oppressors as "rpimitive," in order to destroy those oppressors.
  37. Fanon, Frantz: The Wretched of the Earth
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961   Published: 1968
    Fanon explores the psychological effect of colonisation on the psyche of a nation as well as its broader implications for building a movement for decolonization. He critiques nationalism and imperialism and discusses the role of intellectuals and of language in revolutionary situations. Fanon argues that revolutionary groups should look to non-proletarian strata, especially peasants, to organize against the colonial power.
  38. Fantasia, Rick: Cultures of Solidarity
    Consciousness, Action, and Contemporary American Workers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    In three vivid case studies Fantasia explores the complicated, multi-faceted dynamics of American working-class consciousness and collective action.
  39. Fantina, Robert: The Anti-Semitic and Pro-Terror Myths
    The Politics of Distraction

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Past victimization does not excuse current victimizing. Because Jews in Europe had to carry identification cards, use separate streets, live in segregated neighborhoods, etc., does not justify Israel in forcing Palestinians to suffer these same indignities.
  40. Fantina, Robert: Bias in the Media: the Result of Corporate Ownership
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There may still be, perhaps in the quiet countryside somewhere, people who believe that news programs present news. It is unlikely that this is true; rather, those who rely on the corporate-owned press for information probably enjoy finding sources that support what they want to hear. And, if they are unsure of just what it is that they want to hear, their 'trusted' source will tell them.
  41. Fantina, Robert: Palestine, Israel and 'Rockets'
    The Increasing Isolation of Israel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It is with increasing frustration that one hears about Israeli atrocities in the West Bank, only through the skewed lens of the corporate-owned media.
  42. Fantina, Robert: Three U.S. Lies About Israel and Palestine
    The Last Guest at the Table of Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For decades United States' spokespeople, from presidents to members of Congress, have, with a straight face, told the most far-fetched lies about Israel and Palestine. Such things as Israel having a moral army, despite its ongoing genocide of men, women and children, or proclaiming it the only democracy in the Middle East, regardless of the institutional racism so prevalent there, have been staples of U.S. proclamations and news conferences.
  43. Farago, Alan: Florida's sugar barons grow fat on subsidies, diabetes and Everglades destruction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Big Sugar is the new Big Tobacco, writes Alan Farago - lethal to human health, wreaking environmental devastation, gouging huge public subsidies, and with the political clout to stop First Lady Michelle Obama from breathing a word against it. Only an alliance of green, health and taxpayer campaigners can kill the beast.
  44. Farago, Alan: Why They Call It King Coal
    A Killer Industry Continues to Call the Shots

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Political corruption first puts coal workers at risk of death, trapped by circumstances: either work underground for King Coal and risk your life, go fight our wars in the US military and risk your life, or work for the government defending King Coal and its prerogatives. For working class West Virginians, that's the economy in a nutshell, accompanied by plaintive Civil War violins.
  45. Farber, David: Chicago '68
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 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.
  46. Farber, Samuel: The Black Panthers Reconsidered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    To understand the Black Panther Party, we must place it in the context of the exhaustion of the Civil Rights movement by the mid-to-late sixties.
  47. Farber, Samuel: Latin America to Iraq: Greg Grandin's Empire's Workshop
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The decade of the '70s was not good for U.S. imperialism. The American defeat in Southeast Asia led to the development of the “Vietnam syndrome” and with it the reluctance to use U.S. troops in wars abroad.
  48. Farber, Samuel: Leadership and Democracy
    Against The Current vol. 86

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    I am grateful to Fred Bustillo for the opportunity to expand on the necessarily brief comments on political leadership in my review of Daniel Singer's Whose Millennium? (Against the Current 82, September-October 1999). If we consider the working class and its allies, not abstractly and schematically but in concrete historical and political terms, we find that they do not constitute homogeneous social forces, nor are they likely to become homogeneous even on the eve of revolution. In other words, these social groups are and will likely remain uneven, whether in terms of political consciousness or organizational experience, and with divergent but reconcilable interests.
  49. Farber, Samuel: Myths of Cultural Dysfunction
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    This is another “blame the victim” book faulting Latino immigrants for not being as prosperous as other ethnic and racial groups, such as the Asians, in the United States. According to the author, the cause is Latino culture, particularly its “counterproductive” values such as living for the moment, valuing and having large families, and, most important of all, resisting and not wanting to learn English.
  50. Farber, Samuel: Political Controls from Above
    Against The Current vol. 141

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    When in 1961 Fidel Castro proclaimed “inside the revolution everything; outside the revolution, nothing,” he left out the key question of who decided what was and who qualified as being “inside the revolution.” The slogan was immediately followed by repressive measures directed not against right-wing counterrevolutionaries but against non-Communist leftists.
  51. Farber, Samuel: The Russian Revolution in Retreat
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The relationship between “Leninism” and Stalinism has been a highly controversial topic between the political left and right as well as within the left itself. The “totalitarian” school of thought, historically associated with the political right and with many liberals, has held that there are no qualitative differences between the two regimes and that the main source of Stalinism was the Bolshevik ideology and politics that existed before the October Revolution.
  52. Farber, Samuel: Tony Cliff as a Socialist Leader
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A book review of 'Tony Cliff: A Marxist for His Time.'
  53. Farber, Seth (ed.): Radicals, Rabbis and Peacemakers
    Conversations with Jewish Critics of Isreal

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    This is a collection of interviews, edited, introduced, and annotated by Farber, a member of Jews Against The Occupation. The contributors are among the leading American Jewish critics of Zionism and of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians. The book articualtes the reason behind the dissent and a vocbulary and framework to express it.
  54. Farias, Victor: Heidegger And Nazism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    Posits Martin Heidegger's as an influential Nazi philosopher, a manipulative thinker of great intelligence whose touchstones were anti-humanism and contempt for democracy.
  55. Farlinger, Shirley: Letter from New York
    Resource Type: Article
    Child poverty and death.
  56. Farragher, Elaine: Fashion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
    Even though the fashion industry has made dress oppressive one should not discard it completely, or at least only an appropriate occasions. Do we really all want to walk around looking exactly alike in dull green pajamas and peak caps?
  57. Farragher, Elaine: A Tale of Two Offices
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    Daily life and offices politics viewed through the experience of working in two libraries with very different management styles.
  58. Farred, Grant: C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism
    Against The Current vol. 90

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    C.L.R. James' proclamation in Beyond A Boundary (1963, a classic study of cricket and colonialism), after almost three decades of radical intellectual work, that “Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heaviest responsibility for me,” is a sententious political statement. It abounds with meanings, standing at once as an alluring paradox and a striking truism.
  59. Farrell, Siobhan; Walsh, Barbara: Media For Social Change
    A Resource Book For Community Groups

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    An aid for community groups to help them obtain greater access to mainstream media or even to create their own media.
  60. Farrell, Warren: The Liberated Man
    Beyond Masculinity: Freeing Men and Their Relationship with Women

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    Farrell explores the problems that men face and suggests new approaches to better male-female relationships.
  61. Farrell, Warren: The Myth of Male Power
    Why Men Are the Disposable Sex

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Farrell's blunt manner breaks through the sterotypical white middle-class conventions of victim-obsessed sentimentality that has paralyzed mainstream feminism. He forces us to see our everyday world from a fresh perspective. Farrell feels the political agenda of the feminist movement has been hijacked by a quarter century of "male bashing". He calls for an end to the blame game and a new stress on on personal responsibility, social maturity and self enlightenment. He is one of the voices urging a critique and reform of current feminism in order to strengthen it for the 21st century.
  62. Farrow, Keiron: Anti-fascism isn't working
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 scare stories we've been hearing recently. It lies more immediately in the far right colonising the anti-mainstream vote and developing party loyalty, thereby blocking the development of an independent working-class politics capable of defending our conditions and challenging neoliberalism.
  63. Fatah, Tarek: Chasing a Mirage
    The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, there have been two parallel strains of the religion that are in clash. The first "state of Islam" is a person's moral compass; the way Islam governs an individual's personal life. By contrast, the yearning for "an Islamic state" has been bloody and fruitless.
  64. Fatah, Tarek: The OIC does not speak for Muslims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I would contend that my religion Islam demands that I stand up to these bullies and take away from their right to put padlocks on poetry and chastity belts on independent thinking."
  65. Fatton, Robert Jr.: The Second Fall of Aristide
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Many observers in the progressive community have argued that the forced departure into exile of Haiti’s former President, Jean Bertrand Aristide, had little to do with his own policy failures or the country’s domestic class structure. Instead they blame the international community and especially American imperialism. While there is some truth to this argument, it is ultimately flawed; it ignores Haitian agency and exaggerates the omnipotence of U.S. hegemony.
  66. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World: Making the future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Historian Neil Faulkner concludes A Marxist History of the World by looking at what that history can tell us about the possibility for radical social change.
  67. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 1: The Hominid Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In the first of a regular series, Neil Faulkner charts the evolutionary development of modern day humans from primitive apes to socially co-operative human beings.
  68. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 10: Men of Iron
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The constant rise and fall of Bronze age societies was a product of their wasteful, crisis ridden nature. But in the barbarian periphery around 1300 BCE an industrial revolution had begun that was to transform the world.
  69. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    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.
  70. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 101: The Long Recession
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    By the early 1970s, the levers of state economic management had stopped working and the world economy entered a long period of stagnation.
  71. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 102: What is neoliberalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The ‘free-market’ theory provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the greed and poverty endemic to the system, and the main beneficiaries are the global mega-corporations of neoliberal capitalism.
  72. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 103: 1989: the fall of Stalinism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The revolutions of 1989 represent great victories for mass action, but they were limited in effect.
  73. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 104: 2001: 9/11, the War on Terror, and the New Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Al-Qaida terror attacks allowed the great powers to justify new imperialist wars to safeguard the interests of global capital.
  74. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 105: The 2008 Crash: from bubble to black hole
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The financial crisis represents the end of an era in which greed and casino-madness had been given free rein by market deregulation and rising debt.
  75. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 106: The Second Great Depression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Four years after the beginning of the crisis, the neoliberal elite is trapped by the contradictions of the system on which its wealth depends.
  76. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 11: Western Asia: the Persian Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner looks at the centuries following 1000 BCE when the scale of civilisation and empire exploded as the productivity of iron tools boosted the surpluses available to Iron Age empire-builders.
  77. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 12: India: the Mauryan Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner looks at the growth of the Mauryan Empire which at its zenith encompassed almost the whole of what is today India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
  78. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 13: China: the Ch'in Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of the Ch'in Empire - short-lived, created by conquest and terror and characterised by extreme centralisation, military-style exploitation, and murderous repression.
  79. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 14: The Greek Democratic Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner looks at the radical participatory democracy which began in Athens between 510 and 506 BCE and spread to virtually every city-state in the Aegean.
  80. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 15: The Macedonian Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner looks at the defeat of the democratic empire centred around Athens in a protracted counter-revolution led by Greek aristocrats, Macedonian kings, and Roman viceroys.
  81. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 16: Roman Military Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Rome represented a unique fusion of Greek-style citizenship with Macedonian-style militarism. The result was the most dynamic imperialist state in the ancient world.
  82. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 17: The Roman Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner looks at the Roman Revolution - a complex, distorted, century-long process of class struggle.
  83. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 18: The Crisis of Late Antiquity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner explains how the Roman Empire entered its terminal crisis as its military imperialism came up against geographical, economic, and sociological barriers to expansion.
  84. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 19: Mother-goddesses and power-deities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner looks at how the growth of private property altered the position of women - from occupying a central role in society to suffering what Engels called ‘the world historic defeat of the female sex’.
  85. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 2: The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In the second of his regular series Neil Faulkner reveals the incredible innovation and adaptability of our ancient ancestors, their unique combination of language and imagination and how cultures formed to fit the different environments in which early societies lived and worked.
  86. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 20: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner examines how the three great monotheistic religions produced by the contradictions of the ancient world owed their extraordinary power to their origins in the myths and rituals of the oppressed.
  87. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 21: Huns, Goths, and Romans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner charts the transformation of the Huns from tribal nomads into continent-straddling militarists.
  88. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 22: Arabs, Persians, and Byzantines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    This week Neil Faulkner describes the rise and explosive spread of the third great monotheistic religion, where compassion, charity, and protection became moral imperatives - Islam.
  89. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 23: The Abbasid Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Islam created a single overarching allegiance throughout the Arab-ruled world yet the Middle East came to be a divided region of weak and unpopular states. Neil Faulkner looks at the conflicts that lay behind this process.
  90. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 24: Hindus, Buddhists, and the Gupta Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    More than half a millennium separated the fall of India’s Mauryan Empire in the late 3rd century BCE (before the common era) from the rise of the Gupta Empire in the early 4th century CE (common era). Economic and social change during the interval altered the foundations of imperialism.
  91. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 25: Chinese History's Revolving Door
    Door

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner examines China's imperial history, where for two millennia political revolution did not lead to social transformation, but simply to the replacement of one dynasty by another.
  92. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 26: Africa: cattle-herders, iron-masters, and trading states
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Neil Faulkner looks at the early civilisations in Africa and how geography ensured the continent would develop differently from Eurasia.
  93. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 27: New World Empires: Maya, Aztec, and Inca
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The early civilisations of the Americas were limited by its geography - in only two areas did urban revolution occur and civilisations develop: in parts of Mesoamerica, and in the Central Andes.
  94. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 28: The cycles and arrows of time
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    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In Part 9 of A Marxist History of the World, we paused to discuss ‘how history works’. It would be useful to pause again to review some general lessons of the history of the ancient and medieval civilisations we have looked at since.
  95. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 29: The peculiarity of Europe
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    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Why Europe? Why was it that the second great transformation in human existence - the development of capitalism and industrial society - was pioneered on the western edge of the Eurasian land-mass?
  96. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 3: The Neolithic Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In part three of Neil Faulkner's Marxist history series he reveals how the advent of farming lead to primitive communistic societies who through land depletion and scarcity of resources would be forced into global war.
  97. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 30: The rise of western feudalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Following the collapse of the Roman Empire Western Europe became a politically fragmented region of warring states from which a radically new social, military, and political order developed.
  98. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 31: Crusade and Jihad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Crusades lasted 200 years and represented the most extreme expression of the futile violence inherent in western feudalism - a murderous attack on the Middle East by western feudal thugs under the banner of religion.
  99. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 32: Lord, burgher, and peasant in medieval Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Feudalism is often portrayed as a stagnant system where little changed over centuries. The reality was a system that was more dynamic and productive than anything before it argues Neil Faulkner.
  100. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 33: The class struggle in medieval Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Despite dominating western Europe in the 11th century by the 14th century Feudalism was faced with a crisis that generated a wave of revolutionary struggle. Neil Faulkner looks at the causes and outcomes.
  101. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 34: The new monarchies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Neil Faulkner looks at how the transition from feudalism to capitalism introduced a new model of unified states, centralised government, royal armies, internal repression and national-dynastic wars.
  102. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 35: The new colonialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Portuguese and Spanish overseas empires founded at the beginning of the 16th century were soon followed by Dutch, English, and French empires. Neil Faulkner looks at how the transformation of the world by European colonialism began.
  103. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 36: The Reformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Reformation after 1521 tore apart church and state. Neil Faulkner looks at how the new social forces formed inside late medieval Europe helped undermine the thousand year domination of the Roman Catholic Church.
  104. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 37: The Counter-Reformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Neil Faulkner looks at how the Reformation was followed by a counter-revolutionary response which involved a dogmatic reassertion of Catholic orthodoxy: the Counter-Reformation.
  105. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 38: The Dutch Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    For more than 40 years, with wildly fluctuating fortunes, the Dutch Revolution of 1566-1609 took the form of a protracted popular war of national defence against the Spanish Empire.
  106. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 39: The Thirty Years War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Between 1618 and 1648 Germany was wrecked by insecurity, depopulation, disruption to trade, the destruction of property, and military plundering. Neil Faulkner looks at The Thirty Years War.
  107. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 4: The origins of War and Religion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    This week Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of War and Religion in the Early Neolithic world.
  108. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 40: The causes of the English Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Neil Faulkner looks at the how the unresolved contradictions in English society and the attempt to establish Continental-style absolutism led to the execution of the king, and the establishment of a bourgeois republic.
  109. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 41: 1640-1645: revolution and war in England
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The attempt to impose Absolutism by Charles I led to a revolutionary civil war in which the King would be executed - Neil Faulkner looks at the English Civil War.
  110. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 42: The Army, the Levellers, and the Commonwealth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Neil Faulkner looks at how even the most radical bourgeois forces, if they are to preserve their property and status, must break the momentum of the movement that has brought them to power.
  111. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ramping up the historical significance of racist ideology.
  112. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 44: Wars of empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The English Revolution transformed Britain into a capitalist economy engaging in geopolitical competition. Neil Faulkner looks at how Britain became the dominant global superpower of the 19th Century.
  113. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 45: The Enlightenment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    What gave the Enlightenment its subversive, politically corrosive character was its critique of institutions and practices which appeared comparatively irrational in the light of modern thinking, argues Neil Faulkner.
  114. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 46: The American Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In 1764, Americans thought of themselves as British subjects of King George III. By 1788, they would, by their own decisions and actions, have made themselves the free citizens of a new republic forged in revolution and war.
  115. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 47: The French Revolution - Storming of the Bastille
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In the latest of his series on the Marxist understanding of history, Neil Faulkner explores revolution and counter-revolution in 18th-Century France.
  116. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 48: The French Revolution - The Jacobin Dictatorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the rise of the Jacobin dictatorship and the ever-present threat of counter-revolution in 18th Century France.
  117. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 49: The French Revolution - Themidor, Directory and Napoleon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In his third chapter on the French Revolution, Neil Faulkner discusses the contradictions of bourgeois revolution - but celebrates the gains it won.
  118. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 5: The Rise of the Specialists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Early Neolithic economy was doomed by insoluble contradictions. Technique was primitive and wasteful. Society lacked reserves against natural disaster and hard times. Virgin land ran out as old fields were exhausted and populations grew.
  119. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 50: The Industrial Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Frederick Engels was sent to Manchester, centre of the Industrial Revolution, to dispel his radicalism. Instead it made him the revolutionary he is remembered as today, Neil Faulkner explains.
  120. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 51: The origins of the Labour Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Capitalism's industrial revolution gave birth to its own gravediggers, argues Neil Faulkner as he examines the rise and fall of Chartism.
  121. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 52: The 1848 Revolutions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Even when progress is reversed, some hard-won gains are permanent. Neil Faulkner examines how the counter-revolution in 1848 failed to entirely turn the clock back.
  122. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 53: What is Marxism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the complex history of Marxism - and how capitalism produced its own gravediggers.
  123. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 54: What is Capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In this critical chapter of his world history, Neil Faulkner explores capitalism and what it means from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.
  124. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 55: The Making of the Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The development of capitalism entails two complementary processes. The first, explored in MHW 54, is competitive capital accumulation. The second, explored here, is the making – and continual re-making – of the working class.
  125. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 56: The Indian Mutiny
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Indian Mutiny was the subcontinent’s first war of independence, with Indians of different ethnic and religious backgrounds fighting side-by-side despite the divide and rule fostered by the British.
  126. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 57: The American Civil War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    One hundred and fifty years ago North America saw the start of a revolutionary war fought between rival systems and opposing political ideologies. Neil Faulkner looks at The American Civil War.
  127. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 58: The Meiji Restoration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    An event which would shape the history of the Far East until 1945, Japan’s bourgeois revolution ‘from above’ is explored by Neil Faulkner in this week's Marxist History.
  128. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 59: The Franco-Prussian War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In this week's chapter of the Marxist History series Neil Faulkner looks at how Germany’s ruling elite brought about a bourgeois revolution ‘from above’.
  129. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 6: The First Ruling Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    This week Neil Faulkner looks at the rise of the first ruling classes as the surplus created through the increasing productivity of human labour allowed a section of society to live without producing.
  130. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 60: The Paris Commune: the face of proletarian revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Franco-Prussian war produced the first proletarian revolution in history, and showed to the world for the first time what a workers’ state looks like.
  131. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
  132. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
  133. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 63: The Rape of China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at the impact of western imperialism's repeated and bloody attempts to control the wealth of China
  134. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 64: What is Imperialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at how the growth of giant monopolies and the fusing of industrial, bank, and state capital created global competition - and the roots of World War I.
  135. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 65: The 1905 Revolution: Russia's great dress rehearsal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at how the Russian Revolution of 1905 helped Leon Trotsky formulate an answer to the century-old riddle of Russian history: what form must the revolution take in order to be victorious.
  136. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 66: The Ottoman Empire and the 1908 'Young Turk' Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at how the revolution that began in Turkey in 1908 initiated a process that would transform the middle east over the following two decades.
  137. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 67: Reform or Revolution?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The world Socialist movement was blown apart as its members supported the First World War. Neil Faulkner looks at how the question of reform or revolution lay behind the split.
  138. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 68: 1914: descent into barbarism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In the summer of 1914 capitalism tipped humanity into an abyss of barbarism that would leave millions dead. Neil Faulkner looks at the First World War.
  139. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 69: The First World War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at how capitalism plunged humanity into an abyss of carnage, destruction, and waste without precedent, as mass production methods produced industrialised slaughter.
  140. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 7: The Spread of Civilisation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    This week Neil Faulkner looks at the spread and development of ancient city civilisations around the world, each governed by a new ruling class of priests, city-governors and war-leaders.
  141. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 70: 1917: the February Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    As WWI turned into a protracted, bloody struggle the initial enthusiasm gave way to growing class tensions which exploded first in Russia's February Revolution.
  142. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 71: Dual power: the mechanics of revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The centuries old Russian monarchy was overthrown in a matter of days in February 1917. Neil Faulkner looks at the months of turmoil that followed.
  143. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 72: February to October the rhythms of revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The situation of 'dual power' that emerged after the overthrow of the Tsar in February 1917 was marked by a series of major political crises.
  144. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 73: 1917: the October Insurrection
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  145. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 75: The German Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    At the end of the First World War, the epicentre of revolution moved from Petrograd to Berlin. Why did the German communists fail where the Bolsheviks had succeded?
  146. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 76: Italy's 'Two Red Years'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Like Germany, Italy was on the brink of revolution in the summer of 1920, after the strains of imperialist war had levered open deep fractures in an unstable social order.
  147. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 77 World Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In the five years after the First World War, revolutionary contagion spread around the world. It showed the extraordinary possibilities that arise when the masses become active in making their own history.
  148. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 78: The First Chinese Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In 1927, the Chinese nationalists smashed the country's first working-class revolutionary movement – a defeat that would shape the whole subsequent history of China.Counterfire
  149. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
  150. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 8: Crisis in the Bronze Age
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Why did Bronze Age empires rise and fall amid crisis and war? And why did this contradictory social form simply replicate itself over long periods of time? Neil Faulkner looks at the evidence.
  151. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 80: Stalinism: the bitter fruit of revolutionary defeat
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at the time when the Bolshevik regime turned in on itself and morphed into a mockery of its socialist ideals.
  152. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 81: The Roaring Twenties
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Although the 'American Dream' became a reality for millions in the 1920s, it was built on shaky grounds - the huge speculative bubble that was building up on Wall Street was waiting to collapse
  153. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 82: The Hungry Thirties
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Beginning with the Wall Street Crash in 1929, the world economy entered the Great Depression. The misguided policies that world leaders pursued ensured that millions of lives were torn apart.
  154. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 83: 1933: The Nazi seizure of power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    By the early 1930s, the German ruling class was determined to use the Nazis to make the world safe for German capital. But the fascist victory was not inevitable – it resulted from the failure of those who opposed fascism.
  155. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 85: June 1936: the French general strike and factory occupations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In the mid-1930s French workers launched a wave of strikes and occupations. Neil Faulkner explains how the Stalinised Communist Party worked to contain this resistance.
  156. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 86: The Spanish Civil War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In 1936, after General Franco had led an unsuccessful coup against a democratically elected government, revolution swept across Spain. Neil Faulkner explains why the workers were ultimately defeated.
  157. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 87: The Causes of the Second World War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    As Hitler sought to expand Germany's sphere of influence in Europe, Britain's policy of appeasement reflected the interests of the British ruling classes – until German power became overwhelming.
  158. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 88: The Second World War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    With the great powers fighting to defend their empires, the Second World War would re-divide the world between competing blocs of capitalists.
  159. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 89: 1941-1945: barbarism in a world gone mad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Second World War was characterised by primeval savagery. Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Militarist Japan waged war with unprecedented brutality, but the ‘democracies’ also committed terrible war crimes.
  160. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 9: How History Happens
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The complex societies that emerged from the division of society into classes also created societies that were wasteful, violent, stagnant and crisis prone. Understanding why is the key to how history happens argues Neil Faulkner.
  161. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 90: The Second World War: resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Large parts of Occupied Europe were liberated by local resistance movements. But the potential for a revolutionary transformation was smothered at birth.
  162. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Second World War had created a world divided between two imperialist blocs. Their nuclear arsenals acted as a ‘deterrent’, but rivalry and suspicion meant that war was never far away.
  163. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 92: The Great Boom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In the first three decades after the war, the world economy experienced unprecedented growth rates and falling unemployment. But the boom rested on unstable foundations.
  164. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 93: Maoist China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    After the revolution of 1949, the Chinese Communists resorted to state capitalism to force the country’s industrialisation. The consequences were disastrous.
  165. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
  166. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 95: Oil, Zionism, and Western Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    British support for the Zionist movement led to the foundation of Israel in 1948. In conjunction with US imperialism, the Israeli state is an enduring source of oppression in the Middle East.
  167. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 96:1956: Hungary and Suez
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    1956 was a year of war, revolution, and disillusionment – a year after which nothing could ever be quite the same again.
  168. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 97: Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The reforms that Fidel Castro introduced after the overthrow of the Batista dictatorship were real, but they were bestowed from above and straitjacketed by poverty.
  169. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 98: The Vietnam War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    How an army of peasant guerrillas managed to defeat US imperialism in a full-scale war.
  170. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 99: 1968 - the long sleep ends
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The long sleep of the post-war period was brought to an end in 1968, as revolts erupted across the developed world.
  171. Faulkner, Neil: Who was Nelson Mandela? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    We should treasure the memory of the Mandela our rulers hated: the lonely, courageous, unbowed political prisoner, condemned for his resistance to racial oppression.
  172. Faulkner, Neil: World War One and the rehabilitation of slaughter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Damaged by Iraq, ground down in Afghanistan, defeated over Syria, the jingoistic right are determined to rewrite the history of the First World War in an effort to rehabilitate imperialist war in the early 21st century.
  173. Fawthrop, Tom: The Mekong must run free!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Mekong is among Southeast Asia's greatest rivers, sustaining tens of millions from its abundant fisheries and its floodwaters which both irrigate and fertilise. But Nature's bounty, and beauty, are at risk from a series of 11 dams.
  174. Faye, D.C.: Appreciating Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. passed away on April 11, 2007, from a head injury sustained from a recent fall. Despite his best efforts to do away with himself by smoking heavily for many years, cigarettes, he had joked, were unable to do the job they promised. “If the washing don’t get you, the rinsing will” as the blues song says. So it goes.
  175. Faye, Emmanuel: Heidegger: L'introduction du nazisme dans la philosophie
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Faye argues that all of Heidegger's thinking was permeated by National Socialism.
  176. Fayyazuddin, Ansar: Einstein's 1905 Revolution: New Physics, New Century
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Albert Einstein hardly needs an introduction. A popular culture icon, his name, his disheveled appearance in late life, his theory of relativity are synonymous with genius. It may be hard to imagine a physicist as a popular culture icon, Time's Person of the Century (for heaven's sake); yet no other figure of the 20th Century comes to my mind, with the possible exception of Picasso, whose legacy is so indisputable as to qualify for the position of something so improbable as Person of the Century.
  177. Fayyazuddin, Ansar: The Enemy of Nature
    Against The Current vol. 139

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Images of the rapidly melting polar icecaps, the receding snows of Mount Kilimanjaro and human suffering at the hands of ever more violent storms all over the world occupy central places in our present-day collective culture.
  178. Fayyazuddin, Ansar: The Evolution of Evolution - review
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A review of 'Darwin’s Ghosts' by Rebecca Stott.
  179. Fayyazuddin, Ansar: On Darwin's 200th Anniversary
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The year 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of his celebrated book On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Darwin left an indelible mark on our understanding of the world we live in and our place in history.
  180. Featherstone, Liza: Don't Blame the Media for the Charleston Murders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Featherstone argues that blaming the media for the Charleston Murders is an easy way to avoid doing any real thinking.
  181. Featherstone, Liza; Henwood, Doug; Parenti, Christian: Action Will Be Taken 
    Left Anti-Intellectualism and Its Discontents

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 that moral appeals to the consciences of CEOs and finance ministers will have some effect. You might think that central banks' habit of provoking recessions when the unemployment rate gets too low is a policy based on a mere misunderstanding. You might think that structural adjustment and imperial war are just bad lifestyle choices.
  182. Federici, Silvia: War, Globalisation and Reproduction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
  183. Federman, Adam: Corporate Spying on Environmental Groups
    We Are Being Watched

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The surveillance of moderate environmental groups like GDAC comes at a pivotal time for the environmental movement.
  184. Federman, Adam: The FBI's Secret Meetings With TransCanada, Inc.
    Guardians of the KXL Pipeline

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On April 4, 2012 the FBI held a daylong “strategy meeting” with TransCanada Corporation, the company building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  185. Federman, Adam: How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York
    Leaked Transcript from PR Maven Shows Energy Companies will be Told to Make the Fight Against Fracking Opponents Personal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association conference.
  186. Federman, Adam: How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In August 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit distributed an intelligence bulletin to all field offices warning that environmental extremism would likely become an increasing threat to the energy industry. The eight-page document argued that, even though the industry had encountered only low-level vandalism and trespassing, recent "criminal incidents" suggested that environmental extremism was on the rise.
  187. Federman, Adam: Keystone Cops
    TransCanada Cultivates Close Ties With Nebraska Police Agencies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    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 XL Pipeline, have shared information about anti-pipeline protesters, Nebraska landowners, and opposition to the project.
  188. Federman, Adam: Pipeline Company Paid Pennsylvania Police Department to 'Deter Protests'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Between June and October 2013, Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, paid a local Pennsylvania police department more than $50,000 to patrol a controversial pipeline upgrade. The company requested that the officers, though officially off-duty, be in uniform and marked cars. Kinder Morgan's aim, according to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal, was to use law enforcement to "deter protests" in order to avoid "costly delays."
  189. Federman, Adam: Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break Up Planned Protest
    TransCanada and Department of Homeland Security Keep Close Eye on Activists, FOIA Documents Reveal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Law enforcement officials and TransCanad had been spying on a Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance training camp and were able to block some activists who had planned to block the gates at the company’s strategic oil reserves.
  190. Feeley, Diane: Ken Saro-Wiwa's Antiwar Masterpiece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Saro-Wiwa reflects the chaos and lawlessness of the war by introducing the chaos and lawlessness of the language. Of course it only appears to be chaotic. But it creates an idiomatic rhythm that both functions to provide comic relief and the power of a distinctive voice.
  191. Feeley, Diane; Finkel, David: Remembering Mississippi, 1964-65
    Interview with Claudia Morcom

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Dianne Feeley and David Finkel from the ATC editorial board spoke with Judge Morcom about her work in Mississippi during Freedom Summer 1964 and subsequently from September 1964 through October 1965, as Southern Regional Director for the National Lawyers Guild’s program of legal assistance for civil rights workers.
  192. Feeley, Dianne: Bailing Out Banks, Smashing Unions
    Against The Current vol. 138

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    When General Motors and Chrysler received pre-Christmas bridge loans of $17.4 billion, President Bush specified that the unionized work force had to become “competitive” with non-unionized workers in wages, benefits and work rules. This blatant attempt to destroy an already weakened United Auto Workers (UAW) illustrates how, in the midst of an economic crisis, U.S. capital is bailed out as working people are fleeced.
  193. Feeley, Dianne: Battle in Nicaragua's Maquiladoras
    Against The Current vol. 87

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Nicaragua has only one major "free trade zone," Las Mercedes, and unlike the rest of Central America, half of the workers there have managed to build unions. Recently the zone management and the Labor Ministry are helping employers to implement a variety of union-busting actions:
  194. Feeley, Dianne: Big Three Auto Contracts: Lowlights of 2011
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    By the end of October, autoworkers at the Big Three will have approved their 2011-2015 contracts. Since Ford was the most profitable corporation, and one that had avoided bankruptcy, it was the logical corporation for the UAW to target. During the economic crisis Ford workers voted down a round of concessions that would have suspended their right to strike until 2015, so by bargaining first at Ford the union could have maximized its potential power to put an end to the concessions.
  195. Feeley, Dianne: Black Workers, Fordism and the UAW
    Book Review of Bates's "The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A book review of Beth Tompkins Bates's analysis of how the automotive industry provided an opportunity for African Americans to fight for equal working rights, unionize, and forge an alliance with white workers.
  196. Feeley, Dianne: Bob King and the "New" UAW
    Against The Current vol. 149

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Last June the 35th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit elected new national officers headed by Bob King. Even before his election, King had been heralded in the media as desirous of transforming the UAW into an activist union. He supported the US Social Forum, co-sponsored the August 28th Detroit march for “Jobs, Justice and Peace” and encouraged UAW participation in the October 2nd “One Nation Working Together” demonstration in Washington DC.
  197. Feeley, Dianne: The Century of Rosa Parks
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Rosa Parks was a veteran militant of many civil rights battles long before she became an icon.
  198. Feeley, Dianne: Civil Liberties on Trial
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Lynne F. Stewart, 65, a lawyer noted for representing political defendants, was convicted on February 10th of five charges: two counts of conspiracy, a count of providing and concealing material support to terrorist activity and two counts of making false statements. Convicted of felony charges, Stewart was immediately disbarred. She is out on bail until her July sentencing date; her lawyers will file an appeal in early March.
  199. Feeley, Dianne: The Contract Struggle at an Auto Parts Plant
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    A new t-shirt has appeared at the American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) plant where I work, and it is selling like hotcakes. The hi-lo driver shuttling parts to my job was wearing it.
  200. Feeley, Dianne: Destroying Detroit Schools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Detroit Public School system has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers. The result has been a staggering debt, now more than half a billion dollars, with a 50% decline in the number of students served. More students attend charter schools than the public system, but as there is no oversight over charters, poorly run schools continue year after year.
  201. Feeley, Dianne: Detroit: Disappearing City?
    Against The Current vol. 150

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Forty percent of Detroit today is considered virtually “unoccupied.” The administration of Mayor Dave Bing is trying to figure out how to move the remaining residents of these areas out, in the name of “rightsizing” the city. Of course he hasn’t revealed any specifics — and the devil is in the details! Residents are wary: without the money to relocate people and the services needed, it’s just another round of displacing the urban poor.
  202. Feeley, Dianne: Detroit: Restructured or Ravaged?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Apponted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R), Kevyn Orr became Emergency Manager (EM) over the city of Detroit this March 28, 2013. The media repeat that he has 18 months to "turn the city around," but it's unclear whether anyone believes that's possible.
  203. Feeley, Dianne: Detroit Symphony Musicians on Strike
    Against The Current vol. 150

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have been on strike since October 4, 2010. Thirty-five concerts have been cancelled, while the musicians have organized nine magnificent performances with guest conductors in various churches and synagogues in the area. They charged $20 admission and got their friends to volunteer to be ushers and ticket sellers. At a concert of 1100 I attended in a Grosse Pointe Woods church, parishioners seated on either side of me were attending their first symphonic concert.
  204. Feeley, Dianne: Everything's on the Line at AAM
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The strike of 3,600 UAW-represented workers at American Axle and Manufacturing plants in Michigan and New York has forced the idling of more than 40,000 workers in 30 GM plants and shut down a number of parts plants throughout North America. Eighty percent of AAM’s axles, chassis components and forged products are shipped to General Motors, but AAM also produces parts for other automakers, including Chrysler and Toyota.
  205. Feeley, Dianne: Facing the Toyota "Pattern"
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Highly praised as a “breakthrough” in the mainstream and business press, the new United Auto Workers contract at General Motors is a stunning retreat for the union, threatening the existence of most high-paying production jobs throughout the U.S. auto industry. (Skilled trades face drastic downsizing through outsourcing and combining of the trades.)
  206. Feeley, Dianne: Finding Workers Power
    Against The Current vol. 130

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Socialists identify the working class as a potentially powerful agent of change. Working people have that potential because we keep the economy running. We therefore have the power to stop production through a general strike, create bottlenecks through which a relatively small number of strikers can significantly disrupt the economy, or we can stay on the job and work to rule, slowing down production.
  207. Feeley, Dianne: German Auto Workers in the Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 144

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    German auto workers, unlike their U.S. brothers and sisters, were somewhat sheltered from the economic crisis in 2009. Given that it was an election year, the government passed a law last March that supplemented their wages when they worked a “short” week. Between what they were paid by their employer and the government supplement, they earned 65-90% of their usual wage. The government also had a version of “cash for clunkers” so some auto plants were at full production.
  208. Feeley, Dianne: Guatemala Coup Fails
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    While the coup in Honduras was successful, in Guatemala an attempted “cold” coup unraveled. Rodrigo Rosenberg was murdered on May 10, 2009; the following day the media ran a video filmed shortly before his death. In it Rosenberg stated that if he were killed, President Alvaro Colom and his wife were responsible.
  209. Feeley, Dianne: Gutting Cities and Public Education
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Almost sixty more Detroit public schools are to be closed over the next two years — with up to 45 open to being taken over by charter operators. This is the “Renaissance 2012 Plan” developed by state-appointed “Emergency Financial Manager” Robert Bobb. As Bobb’s two-year term ends it appears to have been a pilot project for the wholesale and anti-democratic restructuring of local governance.
  210. Feeley, Dianne: Labor's Disaster at American Axle
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The 87-day strike earlier this year at American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) ended in a rout that has devastating implications for the organized U.S. labor movement. Begun on a snowy morning early February 26, the strike ended on May 22, a late spring day just before the Memorial Day weekend.
  211. Feeley, Dianne: The Long War at Staley
    Against The Current vol. 149

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Staley recounts the epic struggle of workers in a corn-processing plant in Decatur, Illinois in the 1990s and provides insight into how a pivotal struggle ended in defeat. That ending was not inevitable.
  212. Feeley, Dianne: A Massive Crisis in Auto: Delphi, GM, the UAW, and Soldiers of Solidarity
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On December 19, facing a strike threat and pressure from GM, Delphi Corporation backed away from its "final offer" to the United Auto Workers, pushing the deadline back to the end of February. With the demand for a 63% wage cut off the table, complicated horse trading will ensue—but what's clear is that rank-and-file anger and mobilization makes a big difference.
  213. Feeley, Dianne: Nicaragua Twenty-five Years Later
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Twenty-five years ago, on July 17th — under the impact of an insurrectional general strike — President Anastasio Somoza Debayle fled Nicaragua, leaving the government in the hands of his Vice President Francisco Urcuyo. Urcuyo’s task was to negotiate a “provisional government” and, with Washington’s agreement, implement a cease-fire that would freeze the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) army and National Guard positions.
  214. Feeley, Dianne: Northern Freedom Chronicles - book review
    Against The Current vol. 162

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Review of 'Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North' by Thomas J. Sugrue.
  215. Feeley, Dianne: Obituary: Flint Sitdowner: Olen Ham (1917-2012)
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Obituary for Olen Ham.
  216. Feeley, Dianne: A Painful Struggle for Renewal
    Against The Current vol. 87

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Twenty-one years after the Sandinista National Liberation Front's triumph of July 1979, and ten years since the FSLN government lost power in an electoral upset, Nicaragua's political and economic picture is generally bleak. Widespread corruption, natural disasters made more catastrophic by social and environmental mismanagement, and a debilitating political pact between the top levels of the Liberal government (PLC) and the FSLN have sucked much of the life from the once vibrant popular movements. At the base, these movements are struggling for a renewal and reorientation.
  217. Feeley, Dianne: Personal Reflections: Saving Social Security
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    My dad died when I was 15. I was going into my junior year of high school, my younger brother was still in grammar school. From then on my mother received a Social Security check for each of us until we graduated from high school, and — since I went to college — until I was 21. Unlike so many students today, I finished college debt free.
  218. Feeley, Dianne: Pioneers of Resistance
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Emancipation Betrayed attempts to fill in the historical gap between the end of Reconstruction and the post-World War I period through examining Black organizing in the state of Florida. The author, Paul Ortiz, worked on oral histories for the study "Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South" at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His research peeled back a lineage of struggle several generations long, connecting the post-World War II civil rights movement to how African Americans dealt with the reimposition of anti-Black laws following the collapse of Reconstruction:
  219. Feeley, Dianne: A Record of Resistance
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Here is a stunning book, filled with photographs that record the suffering and strength of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan countryside over the past 15 years. In short essays and photos Our Culture Is Our Resistance records the harsh life of those who survived the army’s “scorched earth” of the early 1980s and fled to isolated areas of the country.
  220. Feeley, Dianne: Recovering the Sandinista Murals
    Review of The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua 1979-1992 by David Kunzle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Obliterating the artifacts of the revolution is an important task for those who want to rewrite history. David Kunzle's book, The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua 1979-1992, is thus more than a catalog -- it's a weapon in the struggle to keep the promise of revolution alive.
  221. Feeley, Dianne: Reproductive Justice Needed
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Many wonder why the fight to maintain legal abortion is still so heated forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Dianne Feeley points to attitudes about women that provide the political space for the right-wing’s attacks.
  222. Feeley, Dianne: Reproductive Rights Assaulted
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Feeley examines the lack of rights American women have in regards to reproduction, abortion, and access to contraceptives as legislations currently in place bar women from having full coverage or information regarding their options.
  223. Feeley, Dianne: Review: Riding the Bus to Freedom
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The 1961 Freedom Rides challenged a racially segregated society by openly defying its customs, riding in interracial groups on interstate buses going South and desegregating the stations’ facilities. Asserting their constitutional right to travel, participants employed direct action in the face of intimidation, violence and police complicity with the Ku Klux Klan and White Citizens’ Councils.
  224. Feeley, Dianne: Saving Corporations, Sacrificing Workers
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    President Obama’s March 30th report on what General Motors and Chrysler must do to obtain further government loans demands that all “stakeholders” make additional sacrifices.
  225. Feeley, Dianne: The Takeover of Motor City
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In early April the Detroit City Council and Mayor Dave Bing signed a “consent agreement” with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder that essentially turns over the city’s financial management to an appointed board.
  226. Feeley, Dianne: Update on Detroit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Feeley provides an update on the economic situation in Detroit as the city declares bankruptcy and is suffering from foreclosures, evictions, pension and funding cuts.
  227. Feeley, Dianne: U.S. Social Forum in Detroit
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    2010 is a year of one, two, many Social Forums around the world, including the second U.S. Social Forum. The first USSF, attended by more than 12,000, was held three years ago in Atlanta. It featured an opening march that wove through the city streets, stopping for rallies at important sites of social struggle, including Grady Hospital, where activists from AFSCME Local 1644, explained their opposition to the privatization of the city’s largest public hospital. The Forum, the result of two years of planning by a National Planning Committee, included plenaries each evening and 800 workshops.
  228. Feeley, Dianne: U.S. Unions & the War
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    In the buildup to the Iraqi war three members of the United Auto Workers Executive Board — Bob King, Elizabeth Bunn and Richard Shoemaker — spoke out against the pending invasion. Yet since the war began the UAW has not taken a position on the war, or even used the pages of its magazine Solidarity to open a dialogue about how it affects UAW members.
  229. Feeley, Dianne: War and the Culture of Violence
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Last year I had the opportunity to see “Winter Soldier,” a rarely shown 1971 documentary based on the testimony of over 100 soldiers recently back from Vietnam. It was filmed during a three-day hearing on war crimes that Vietnam Vets against the War organized in Detroit. Young soldiers spoke about atrocities they had committed in the name of freedom and democracy: throwing suspects out of planes, torching villages, raping women, killing civilians. Of course the Nixon administration attempted to discredit the soldiers and their stories.
  230. Feeley, Dianne: Washington's Post-Cold War Coup
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The pretext for removing Honduran President Manuel Zelaya — that holding a civic consultation to replace the Constitution of 1982 was his power grab, enabling him to run for a second term — doesn’t hold water. Such a document could only have come into effect well after his term of office ended.
  231. Feeley, Dianne: When the UAW Was Young
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    An interview with Erwin and Estar Baur.
  232. Feeley, Dianne: Which Way Out for Detroit?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Feeley discusses the prevention of further home foreclosures in Detroit through a consideration of two of the most urgent issues: unemployment and evictions. These indicators reflect the poverty of the city -- where 35% live below the poverty line according to the 2009 U.S. Census.
  233. Feeley, Dianne: Women in the Paris Commune
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    During the Seige of Paris, women organized their own Vigilance Committee in Montmartre, the political center of the working class. La Révolution politique et sociale devoted a major portion of its pages to reporting on the Vigilance Committee and a variety of women’s clubs and societies. This included the Union des Femmes, the women’s union that was a section of the First International.
  234. Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David: "Intersectionality" in Real Life
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Interview with Loretta Ross. Loretta Ross is National Coordinator of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, a network of 80 organizations.
  235. Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David: No Outside Saviors!
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Against The Current spoke with Gwendolyn M. Patton as part of our retrospective on the events of 1968 and the surrounding years.
  236. Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David: Organizing to Stop Police Brutality in Riverside, California: Organizing for Accountability
    Against The Current vol. 83

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    interview with Chani Beeman. Chani Beeman is co-chair of the Riverside Coalition for Police Accountability, whose principles and mission statement can be found at their website (www.ucr. edu/ethnomus/rcpa/rcpa.html). A complete file of articles on the shooting of Tyisha Miller and subsequent coverup can be found on the website of the Riverside Press-Enterprise (www.inlandempire online.com/special-reports/tyishamiller). Dianne Feeley and David Finkel of the ATC editorial board interviewed Chani on September 28.
  237. Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David: Remembering Mississippi, 1964-65
    Interview with Claudia Morcom

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Feeley and Finkel interview Morcom about her work in Mississippi during Freedom Summer 1964 and subsequently from September 1964 through October 1965, as Southern Regional Director for the National Lawyers Guild's program of legal assistance for civil rights workers.
  238. Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David: Sri Lanka: Behind the Massacre
    Against The Current vol. 141

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    An interview with Ashok Kumar.
  239. Feeley, James: Aurally, We're Illiterates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    In school, one of the most important, most unseen things you do is write words. Our society has changed over time from oral to script. Have we lost our aural abilities in the process?
  240. Feenberg, Andrew: Another Response to May '68 Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The significance of the May Events is not to be found in the question of state power. Like other recent movements such as Occupy, it changed the discourse in the public sphere. May 68 changed people's expectations in their social life and their utopian hopes.
  241. Feffer, John: Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
  242. Feiling, Tom: The Candy Machine
    How Cocaine Took Over the World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Feiling is interested in the hows and whys of the trade. Everything cocaine touches turns to lead. How it came to this is the question he explores in this extensively researched, passionately argued book.
  243. Feinberg, Joseph Grim: Democracy Against Politics
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 politicians and a new society without social elites. Many radicals have been inspired by the movements that seemed to rise with so much energy and idealism from this foundational fire. Others have been quick to criticize the inadequacy of movements which seem to have forgotten that economic exploitation is more fundamental than political oppression, and that exploitation is held up by political power which must be seized rather than ignored.
  244. Feinberg, Joseph Grim: Gifts of the IWW
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    In June of this year, the Industrial Workers of the World celebrates 100 years of existence—a glorious and terrible 100 years. The IWW experienced the state-sponsored murder of its bravest members, most famously when "Wobbly Bard" Joe Hill was executed in 1915, having been framed for murder. It lived through years of slander and repression; limped along, still proud and singing, through decades when its membership dropped ever closer toward zero; and remains, not only as a piece of history, but as a force in the present and an inspiration for the future.
  245. Feinberg, Joseph Grim: Immigrant Students and Workers Take to the Streets: Outpouring in Chicago
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    In late February, word began to spread around Chicago about a protest against HR 4437, a bill passed by the House of Representatives to criminalize undocumented immigration, as well as aid given to undocumented immigrants (for more information on HR 4437, see http://www.ilrc.org/HR4437.html). A humble-looking activist website announced, in English and Spanish, "Unite!.March against HR 4437 General Strike!"
  246. Feinstein, Andrew: After the Party
    Corruption and the ANC

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Andrew Feinstein is a former member of the African National Congress, and a critic of corruption within the congress. In his analysis, Feinstein discusses things such as the repression of debate within the party, lack of investigations into arms deals, and a failure to criticize Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe.
  247. Fekete, John: Moral Panic
    Biopolitics Rising

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Biopolitics, politics based on the grievances of sex and race, is said to distort facts especially with respect to violence against women.
  248. Fekete, John: The Struggle for Quebec
    Spokesman Pamphlet No. 13

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    Essays analyzing class struggles in Quebec in, and leading up to, 1971.
  249. Feld, Peter: Beinart's Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you're out of the family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Even when he's serving up a soul-crushing ultimatum, you have to give Peter Beinart some credit. By comparing Israel to "your violent, drug-addicted brother," but saying that if you call the cops -- i.e., support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) -- to "make them change their destructive and self-destructive behavior” you are putting your “personal morality" ahead of family loyalty, he's enraged Israel defenders and anti-Zionists alike. In this way, he becomes the personification of the untenable situation he writes about.
  250. Feldman, Dave: NATO Sets Its Sights on Colombia
    Trouble Brewing in South America

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Colombian Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and the Deputy Secretary-General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, signed an Agreement on the Security of Information which include future collaboration in matters of security, and facilitates the participation of Colombia in a number of NATO activities.
  251. Feldman, Jonathan Michael: Revenge of the Pomo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The repression (either physically or ideologically via social amnesia) of utopians by the Palmer Raids, McCarthyism, and now (certain varieties of) Post-Modernism has led us to a situation in which some search for authenticity in the wrong places. The gap between virtuous and misplaced authenticity is a symptom of repression, the loss of some deeper truths about solutions be they cooperatives, political mobilization, or honest journalism.
  252. Feldman, Jonathan Michael: Why the Swedish Left Lost
    An Analysis of the Electoral Fiasco and Lessons for the Democrats

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Analysts and political leaders on the left focus on how the right wing's lies go unfiltered by the establishment mass media. The media bias theory has some plausibility but the limit to the media-bias argument is that the extremist Sweden Democrats largely faced a media blackout but still managed to be one of the biggest winners in the electoral system.
  253. Felici, James ; Nace, Ted: Desktop Publishing Skills:
    A Primer for Typesetting with Computers and Laser Printers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  254. Felicity Arbuthnot: Crimea, Georgia and the New Olympic Sport: Russia Bashing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  255. Fell, Nicholas: The 10 Dumbest, Most Offensive Political Ads in Recent Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Not a single election cycle goes by without some attempt to use fear of the "other" to win votes. Sadly, the results are sometimes successful.
  256. Felton, Paul: Letter to a Progressive Democrat
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Dear Progressive Democrat: I voted for Ralph Nader in 2000 and I'm proud of it. You voted for Nader and you regret it (or, you voted for Gore, even though you liked Nader better).
  257. Feminism and Non Violence Study Group: Piecing It Together
    Feminism and Non-Violence

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  258. Feminists Against Censorship: Ask Yourself... Do You Really Want More Censorship?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    Censorship is dangerous and feminists who support it are wrong-headed.
  259. Fendt, Lindsay: Conservationist murders threaten Costa Rica's eco-friendly reputation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Many worry activists will stay away if poachers continue to go unpunished.
  260. Feng, E.; Gamma, J.: Occupy Isla Vista for the 99%
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Isla Vista is an unincorporated community within the Santa Barbara County, a gentrified ghetto on the sunny seaside of southern California packing 23,000 people within its meager 1.8 square miles. The core is composed of students studying at the nearby University of California, with a largely ignored community composed of Latino/Latina working-class and other permanent residents, including a houseless population.
  261. Fenske, Lynn: The Eight Best Books for Publicity Seekers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    For those of you pursuing and perfecting the fine art of getting publicity, here's a list of books you can't live without.
  262. Fenske, Lynn: In Print: Maximizing Coverage in Community Newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    How to get coverage in community newspapers.
  263. Fenske, Lynn: Is Your Web Site Media Friendly?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001   Published: 2005
    How to make your Web site media-friendly.
  264. Fenske, Lynn: Maximizing Coverage of Charity Activities in Community Newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    When it comes to getting coverage in the local newspaper, presentation is paramount. Tto maximize your profile and get your story or event covered, give the newspaper what it wants, when it wants it.
  265. Fenske, Lynn: Media Relations (Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    A book that helps you conquer the challenges of dealing effectively with the media.
  266. Fenske, Lynn: Put it in writing
    Resource Type: Article
    Top five tips for writing press releases.
  267. Fenske, Lynn: Put it in Writing
    Resource Type: Article
    Advice on writing news releases.
  268. Fenske, Lynn: There's no such thing as a slow news day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    The news media are always looking for news.
  269. Fenske, Lynn: Top Ten List of Media Relations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    Top ten recommendations for becoming (and remaining) media friendly:
  270. Fenton, Thomas P. & Heffron, Mary J.: Human Rights
    A Directory of Resources

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  271. Fenton, Thomas P., Heffron, Mary J. (ed.): Human Rights
    A Directory of Resources

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
    A directory designed to give educators, students, librarians and activists quick access to a wide variety of print, audio-visual, and organizational material. Extensively indexxed by name, title, organization, subject area, and geographic location.
  272. Fenton, Thomas P.; Heffron, Mary (edited by): Transnational Corporations and Labor
    A Directory of Resources

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  273. Fenton, Thomas P.; Heffron, Mary J. (compiled & edited by): Asia and Pacific
    A Directory of Resources

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  274. Ferguson, Ann: Machismo and Its Discontents
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The one clear memory I have of 1968 (as opposed to all those other antiwar and pro-civil rights struggles in which I was engaged in the 1960s and ‘70s) is that I was a member of a faculty ad-hoc group, mostly from UMass Amherst (but there was also someone who taught at Amherst college and his wife).
  275. Ferguson, Clark (director): Shadow of a Giant
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    This documentary focuses on the toxix legacy of arsenic, the final byproduct of the Giant gold mine, which used to feed Yellowknife's economy.
  276. Ferguson, Iain: Between Marx and Freud: Erich Fromm revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    More than three decades after his death, the ideas of Erich Fromm are enjoying something of an intellectual renaissance.
  277. Ferguson, Kate: Educate, agitate, occupy!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    An account of the occupation Visteon factory in Enfield, London.
  278. Ferm, Alan; Mildred, Constantine: Revolutionary Soviet Film Posters
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  279. Fernades, Deepa: Targeted
    Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
  280. Fernandes, Sujatha: Who Can Stop the Drums?
    Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    In this ethnography of social movements in the barrios, or poor shantytowns, of Caracas, Sujatha Fernandes reveals a significant dimension of political life in Venezuela since President Hugo Chávez was elected. Fernandes traces the histories of the barrios, from the guerrilla insurgency, movements against displacement, and cultural resistance of the 1960s and 1970s, through the debt crisis of the early 1980s and the neoliberal reforms that followed, to the Chávez period.
  281. Ferner, Mike: No One Else Will Stop The Killing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Because we personally understand what war truly means, we have written, called and demonstrated repeatedly for an end to the killing in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  282. Ferner, Paul: Canadian Textile Trade and Hong Kong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    This article was put together through collecting information from back issues of Asia Monitor. It analyzes the effect abroad of Canada's unanticipated, unilateral decision to fix import quotas in the textile and clothing industry, drastically cutting back the '76-'78 levels to those of 1975.
  283. Ferreira, Eleonora Castano; Ferreira, Joao Castano: Making Sense of the Media
    A Handbook of Popular Education Techniques

    Resource Type: Book
    A handbook for teaching critical analysis of the mass media. It is designed for classroom use in any group setting, including high school, adult literacy, ESL, labour, and community organizing.
  284. Fessenden, Marissa: How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History
    More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history. They carried cane knives (used to harvest sugar cane), hoes, clubs and some guns as they marched toward New Orleans chanting "Freedom or Death."
  285. Fettes, Neil: Martin Glaberman: 1918 - 2001
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
  286. Fidler, Richard: Climate justice movement shakes Canada's New Democratic Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The impact of the Leap Manifesto at the party convention, argues Richard Fidler, opens major opportunities to deepen the debate on climate justice and to build an ecosocialist left in and around the NDP.
  287. Fidler, Richard: Greece: Was, and Is There, an Alternative?
    The Left confronts Greece's financial crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Addresses three major aspects of the Greek crisis of 2015: the debate over strategy and program within and around Syriza and how that was reflected in the months since the January election; the prospects for a recovery and revitalization of the Greek left in the coming period; and some promising initial reactions to the Greek events in the European left.
  288. Fidler, Richard: Learning from our History
    Ernie Tate's Memoir of His Early Years

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Richard Fidler reviews political activist Ernest Tate's two volume Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s and 60s: Ernest Tate, A Memoir.
  289. Fidler, Richard: RCMP - The Real Subversives
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    A critique of the motives and actions of the RCMP.
  290. Fields, Barbara Jeanne: Slavery, Race and Ideology in the United States of America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
    Two years ago, a sports announcer in the United States lost his job because
    he enlarged indiscreetly -- that is, before a television audience -- upon his
    views about 'racial' differences. Asked why there are so few black coaches in
    basketball, Jimmy 'the Greek' Snyder remarked that black athletes already
    hold an advantage as basketball players because they have longer thighs than
    white athletes, their ancestors having been deliberately bred that way during
    slavery.
  291. Fields, Helen; Mitchell, Alanna: Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Scientists have long known that mercury is a potent toxicant: It disrupts the architecture of human brains, and it can change birds' behavior and kill their chicks. But after extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury also alters the very thing that many birds are known for -- their songs.
  292. Fife, Robert; Warren, John: A Capital Scandal
    Politics, Patronage and Payoffs -- Why Parliament Must be Reformed

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  293. Figlerowicz, Marta: The Gatekeepers Aren't Gone
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Viral content seems democratic. But it's still mostly controlled by big media companies.
  294. Figueroa, Meleiza: "Calm Reflection" or Justice?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Afterthoughts on Justice and racism after the movie Fruitvale Station.
  295. Figueroa, Meleiza: The Sleeping Giant Awakes
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Los Angeles—Pressure is building. Times are getting nastier. The stakes are incredibly high. And on the streets, during this time of unseasonable cold for this city, the "sleeping giant" of Latino and immigrant communities has begun to awake.
  296. Figueroa, Meleiza: Wal-Mart's Real Cost
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The long-brewing struggle between retail giant Wal-Mart and those concerned with reforming its corporate practices burst onto the mainstream consciousness of the American public this past November. An unprecedented convergence of labor, small business owners, environmentalists, activists and communities of faith blossomed into a full-scale movement to change the world’s largest retail company.
  297. Figueroa, Meleiza; Klinger, Julie Michelle: "Solidarity" Beats Austerity
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The tumultuous month of November 2011 marked the emergence of a powerful and widespread movement on public university campuses throughout California. Brutal police repression of Occupy encampments at UC Berkeley and UC Davis gained national media attention and sparked massive solidarity actions among social justice movements around the nation and the world.
  298. Fillmore Nick: Strong voter registration campaign could mean the end for Harper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The primary objective of Stephen Harper's absurdly-named Fair Elections Act is to prevent hundreds-of-thousands of Canadians from voting for the NDP, Liberals, Greens, etc. But efforts to help people to register to vote are not as strong as they could be. There needs to be close co-operation among groups to make sure that as many people as possible - particularly people in some 70 ridings where the Conservatives are vulnerable - have the identification they need to vote.
  299. Fillmore, Cathleen: Blowing Your Own Horn!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Launching your own public relations campaign.
  300. Fillmore, Cathleen: Flying High: 5 Sure Ways to Get Your Business Soaring
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Know your audience, know your message, be clear and consistent in that message, then develop a strategy and execute it.
  301. Fillmore, Cathleen: Smooth Talking! Explore the Paid Speaking Market
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Becoming a professional speaker.
  302. Fillmore, Nicholas: Maritime Radical
    The Life & Times of Roscoe Fillmore

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  303. Fillmore, Nick: Austerity chokes Canada's down-and-out, as Harper, Flaherty look the other way
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The exceedingly aggressive austerity cuts carried out by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty over the past seven years have come home to roost as millions of Canadians, depressed and without hope, are succumbing to its worst consequences.
  304. Fillmore, Nick: The big robo-calling question: will anyone go to jail?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Good investigative journalism could break this affair wide open, but will the owners of the Harper-friendly corporate media allow their journalists to go beyond normal reporting and do the hard work necessary to get to the very bottom of this dark story?
  305. Fillmore, Nick: British study has the goods on corporate execs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    A study published by the journal Psychology, Crime and Law tested 39 senior managers and chief executives from leading businesses and compared the results with the same tests on patients at Broadmoor hospital, where people who have been convicted of serious crimes are incarcerated. On certain indicators of psychopathy, the bosses' scores either matched or exceeded those of the patients; in fact, on these criteria, they beat even the subset of patients who had been diagnosed with psychopathic personality disorders.
  306. Fillmore, Nick: Business journalists go on the attack; demonize Atlantic seasonal workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    National business journalists and columnists have bought into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s demeaning view that folks in the Atlantic region are backward and have a defeatist attitude. Framed in disrespectful language, they’re promoting untested economic ideas that, if adopted, would seriously damage the economy – and the people – of the region.
  307. Fillmore, Nick: Can Mulcair work a miracle and gain unlikely victory?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The big sleeper in the campaign that could mean victory for the Conservatives depends on whether hundreds-of-thousands of people who favour the NDP or the Liberals can manage to vote. According to the Council of Canadians, the so-called Fair Elections Act makes it more difficult for at least 770,000 people to vote.
  308. Fillmore, Nick: Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
    Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion articles. This lack of balanced information affects everything from people having the information they need to decide how to vote to all of us better understanding how power is exercised in our communities. The censorship consists of banning some topics and discussions and filtering out stories and ideas that do not fit the current mainstream media agenda.
  309. Fillmore, Nick: Canadian Media in Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    How so-called "business journalism" is often biased and tends to give readers a distorted picture of the news.
  310. Fillmore, Nick: Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they've deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and neglecting to invest adequately in their news operations. For decades powerful media corporations have decided what news Canadians should read, hear, and see. By reading just about any Canadian daily newspaper it's not hard to see how the values of corporate-owned media are quite different from the values and interests of the majority of Canadians.
  311. fillmore, Nick: Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about whether the WWF is effective in its work and, moreover, why the WWF and other members of the global environmental movement have made such little progress combatting the most serious threat to earth - climate change.
  312. Fillmore, Nick: Corporate-owned media manipulation threatens Canadian democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    How freedom of expression is threatened because corporate-owned media in Canada censor and manipulate the news.
  313. Fillmore, Nick: Could a 'mini-paper' nip at the heels of mainstream press?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A mini-paper would be incredibly inexpensive to publish. There would be no requirement for newsprint, a huge printing plant or large delivery system.
  314. Fillmore, Nick: Creation of Sustainable Free Media Would Be Huge Breakthrough
    Part 4 of The Crisis in Canadian Media

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Independent media organizations would approach news differently compared to the coverage provided by corporate-owned media.
  315. Fillmore, Nick: Crisis in the encampments: Can the Occupy movement be saved from itself?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The question now is whether the Occupy movement can survive as an effective force for political and social action. The decision made some time ago to set up permanent encampments is turning out to be a disaster and is taking attention away from other more productive activist events.
  316. Fillmore, Nick: Don't weep for censoring, right-wing Postmedia newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Another 90 dedicated journalists in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa lost their jobs Tuesday as cutthroat Publisher Paul Godfrey slashed away again in an effort to turn Postmedia into a profit-making business. In a bizarre move, two competing papers will continue to be separate entities, but there will be one set of editors and most journalists will be shared.
  317. Fillmore, Nick: Funding for Non-profit Media or Public Interest Activities
    Part 7 of 7 - Canada's Media in Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A group that launches, or even refocuses, an independent news media project - or raises money for just about any public-interest activity - will probably have success in fundraising if it does the proper research and targets a unique audience. It will need to demonstrate that it offers an important public service, such as providing in-depth coverage of local political, economic, and social issues not covered adequately by other media.
  318. Fillmore, Nick: Groups need to investigate impact of damaging corporate media censorship
    Freedom to Read Week 2013

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  319. Fillmore, Nick: How should we remember Ralph Klein?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Ralph Klein was one of Canada's most aggressive neo-liberals. Klein's true legacy is a string of anti-social policies and programs.
  320. Fillmore, Nick: I'll bet you didn't know you own billions of dollars in coal stocks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Exposing the investments and other involvements of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the fossil fuel industry.
  321. Fillmore, Nick: Independent media advocates must develop creative news sites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    We should be able to come up with two or three practical models that can be used to set up sustainable news and information production and delivery systems.
  322. Fillmore, Nick: Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  323. Fillmore, Nick: Journalists, community groups need to develop independent Canadian media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    It is shocking that – in the 21st Century – we still have a system under which corporate over-lords – not the journalists who produce the news – control the process that determines the content of mainstream media.
  324. Fillmore, Nick: Just winning next election not enough for Liberals or NDP
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    if there is a new government, it will come to power with the extreme right wing more entrenched than ever before.... Aggressive organizations are determined to maintain policies that tend to reward the rich and penalize the rest of us.
  325. Fillmore, Nick: MEDIA IN CRISIS - 1: Why feds should step in to help democracy's watchdogs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A flourishing, capable news media is the oxygen of democracy. In Canada, our traditional oxygen-providers, the mainstream corporate-owned newspapers, are dying. We need to come up with something better to serve our communities.
  326. Fillmore, Nick: MEDIA IN CRISIS - 2: Citizens, government need to plan now to have quality media in future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Canada's mainstream media are in a state of incipient meltdown. They no longer deliver the volume or quality of news that Canadians need to be informed about important happenings in their communities, let alone to participate in a healthy democratic process.
  327. Fillmore, Nick: 9/11 and the "War on Terror" - Had the U.S. done the right thing, thousands of lives could have been saved
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In reflecting on the disastrous last decade we might ask, What would the world be like today if the United Sates, Britain, Canada and the other countries using their military might to kill fanatical young people had instead used that money to buy school books, drill wells, educate people, and promote religious tolerance throughout the Middle East – and at home?
  328. Fillmore, Nick: No longer a real newspaper, new Globe betrays Canadians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The new tarted-up, glossy, colour Globe and Mail is many things, but it is not a real “news paper.”
  329. Fillmore, Nick: Occupy Movement a valuable partner
    'Idea' to build a united Canadian progressive

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The progressive community must learn it has to confront power with power – something we don’t do well in Canada. It seems enough to most Canadians to simply point out that something is wrong, and leave it to someone else to shoulder. This doesn’t cut it any more. We need to stop being nice, and start fighting harder!
  330. fillmore, Nick: Petitions next to useless in campaign to defend CBC
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Pressure groups put a lot of effort into petitions, but the question is - does sending petitions have any effect. Are they just wasting everyone's time?
  331. Fillmore, Nick: Should we 'take down' the banks or try to save the best of capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    If Canada is to rid itself of the destructive neoliberal Conservatives, perhaps the best that we can do, given present conditions, is to push the New Democrats and Liberals to embrace some aspects of traditional liberalism and combine those policies with some tough, new measures to protect the public.
  332. Fillmore, Nick: Staff at 'Grinch' KPMG well looked after while advocating 'workers' comp' cuts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    KPMG – which operates across Canada and internationally – performs “hatchet jobs” for governments – often governments that don’t have the nerve to take the lead themselves when they want cutbacks.
  333. Fillmore, Nick: 'Taking back the media', effective campaigning required to empower Progressive Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  334. Fillmore, Nick: Today's media language a little too much like 1984's Newspeak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada is not Orwell's imaginary society where peoples' every thoughts and ideas are controlled by The Party, but our own powerful elite has pushed our media closer to censorship and a propaganda-feeding machine than I ever imagined possible.
  335. Fillmore, Nick: 'Upstanding Citizens' Escape Justice in Tory 'In-and-Out' Scandal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The "In-and-Out" Scandal: Case should have proceeded against 'Upstanding citizens'.
    This is a story about illegal activities, deceit and lying involving an overzealous group of Canadians who seemed prepared to do just about anything to accomplish their mission – win a federal election.
  336. Fillmore, Nick: We must start 'shaming' those who lie to us, destroy our climate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Given how powerless ordinary folk and public interest groups have become, I would like to see people embarrass the hell out of those who take advantage of the public by lying to us, cheating us, or destroying our priceless environment.
  337. Fillmore, Nick: We must win back democracy, even if it takes Hedges' revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While the banks, elites, and the super-rich have been scrambling to try to hold onto their billions following the UK's shocking vote to exit from the European Union, the anger expressed by the leave side was another emotional cry to end the control that corporations and the elite have over everyday people in many Western countries.
  338. Fillmore, Nick: We shouldn't weep for broke but lying mainstream media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A report from the Public Policy Forum of Montreal released on January 26 says the Canadian news industry "is reaching a crisis point as the decline of traditional media, fragmentation of audiences and the rise of fake news pose a growing threat to the health of our democracy." Whereas the 1970 report was entitled "The Uncertain Mirror", the new appeal for support is called "The Shattered Mirror."
  339. Fillmore, Nick: What needs to happen to save and rebuild the CBC
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Can the CBC be saved and restored? Probably. But it will take some time and some good luck, as well as some heavy duty political lobbying. It is important that CBC supporters, including those who have fallen by the wayside during the destructive Harper years, unite behind some common goals and pressure the two opposition leaders to commit themselves to restoring the Corporation to its proper role in the country.
  340. Fillmore, Nick: What progressive groups must do to defeat, or stymie, the Harper regime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Canada’s progressive community needs to make some significant changes if it hopes to slow down the assault being carried out on the country by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and their right-wing allies.
  341. Fillmore, Nick: Why are our environmental groups supporting weak climate targets?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The federal government's recently announced that all Canadian jurisdictions must adopt a carbon pricing scheme by 2018 with a minimum price of $10 per tonne. The price must rise to reach $50 per tonne by 2022. The goal of reducing emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 will not get Canada anywhere close to its promises to the United Nations. Canadians probably believe that our major environmental groups are busy lobbying and pushing the federal and provincial governments to do much more. But no, this is not the case.
  342. Fillmore, Nick: Why Canada must limit the influence of corporate media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Traditional news departments follow unwritten but well-understood guidelines concerning what they should not cover. Most people in the newsrooms have been so thoroughly indoctrinated in corporate ideology that they seldom suggest a story that falls outside of the guidelines.
  343. Fillmore, Nick: Will the Real Gwyn Morgan Please Stand Up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  344. Filtzer, Donald: The Destiny of A Revolution
    Review of Victor Serge, Russia Twenty Years After

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Victor Serge's more impassioned account based on his eyewitness observations of everyday life and the detailed realities of Stalinist political repression.
  345. Finamore, Carl: Egypt's Year of Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    An interview with Carl Finamore, who went on a reporting trip to Egypt for ten days in 2011.
  346. Finamore, Carl: Why Police Kill So Often
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The FBI reports 404 civilians were killed by police in 2011. All were listed as "justifiable homicides." Under more intense questioning, it was then revealed that figures are not actually kept for "unjustified" police murders and, remarkably, their statistics rely exclusively on incidents self-reported by the cops.
  347. Finamore, Carl: Workers of America, Unite! Racism is a Trade Union Issue
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The American working class is the most powerful in the world, is the most productive in the world and we operate the largest and most profitable economy in the world. American workers are also represented by national unions that have the most resources, the biggest staffs and the largest bank accounts, greater than any other trade unions in the world. Yet, without question, American labour is politically the weakest in the world among the large economies, largely because we remain so violently divided.
  348. Finch, Ron: Exporting Danger
    A History of the Canadian Nuclear Energy Export Program

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  349. Findley, Paul: They Dare to Speak Out
    People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby

    Resource Type: Book
    The author of this book served 11 terms as a Republican Congressman from Illinois. He describes the influence on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on the U.S. Senate and Houseof Representatives. He describes the attempts of AIPAC to influence the curricula of university departments of Middle East Studies. He shows how leading Jewish spokespeople who criticize Israel are shunned and kept from questioning some of Israel's policies.
  350. Fine, Lisa M.: A Century of Meatpacking Unionism - Book Reviews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
  351. Fine, Sean; Nix, Andrea: Inocente
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children.
  352. Finger, Barry: The Limits of State Intervention
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Nation, as befits the preeminent journal of left-liberal opinion, has run a series of articles by Robert Pollin and by James K. Galbraith that have sparked great attention. These, as well as numerous other arguments in a similar vein, mount a spirited defense of job generation through deficit spending as effective counter-cyclical measures.
  353. Finkel, Alvin (editor): Working People in Alberta: A History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
  354. Finkel, David: Amer Jubran: From Exile to Exile
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    In January 2004, Palestinian activist Amer Jubran will leave the United States, where he has lived for most of the past 15 years. He will return to Jordan, where he grew up in a family already exiled once from their homeland.
  355. Finkel, David: An Anti-Imperialist War Resister
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    ATC Interviews Carl Webb. Military resister Carl Webb, 39, is Absent Without Leave from the Texas National Guard, after his service was involuntarily extended in July, 2004 through the military Stop-Loss program. He tells his story on his website www.carlwebb.net and blogspot carlwebb.blogspot.com and has been speaking out at antiwar meetings. His explicit anti-imperialist views have made him a somewhat controversial figure within the peace movement.
  356. Finkel, David: Anti-Semitism and Socialism
    A Reply to Gorelick

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  357. Finkel, David: Arabs and the Holocaust
    Against The Current vol. 151

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Palestinian tragedy, a late product of 19th-20th century colonialism and imperialism in general, must also be understood as a very specific aftershock of the greatest industrial genocide in history, the Nazi holocaust, which shook the ways in which we view human society and history.
  358. Finkel, David: Beyond Iraq: The Spreading Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The disaster and carnage of the Iraq occupation is the center of a crisis now spreading through the region—to Iran, to Afghanistan and the India-Pakistan subcontinent, and especially to Israel-Palestine—with implications far beyond.
  359. Finkel, David: The Budget/Deficit Deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Some serious ruling class intervention finally presented John Boehner an instruction he couldn't refuse: Get the Harry Reid-Mitch McConnell Senate deal to the House floor for a straight vote to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
  360. Finkel, David: Neil Chacker, 1942-2004
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    During the Vietnam war, one Colonel Reberry at Fort Lewis, Washington, posted a threatening notice forbidding the distribution of material that would promote "disloyalty and discontent." A response shortly appeared on the same bulletin board, written by GI Neil Chacker, an American Servicemen's Union organizer.
  361. Finkel, David: A Comment on Antiwar Strategy
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The debate among antiwar activists on the necessity and movement-building effectiveness of mass demonstrations has been ongoing since the mid-1960s during the Vietnam War, and is not likely to be settled soon. I want to comment here on a related but different argument raised by David Grosser in his stimulating article on antiwar organizing strategy.
  362. Finkel, David: Detroit Politics Embroiled
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Detroit is a city entangled in a chain of interlocking crises, all the way from the world economic crisis, to deindustrialization in America, down to the regional and local levels of the housing market hemorrhage and a tidal wave of utility cutoffs in poor people’s homes. Some 40,000 Detroiters now are without water — the most shocking example, perhaps, of daily life in a city on the brink.
  363. Finkel, David: Detroit's Crisis -- Coming to You?
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    There are two realities to grasp about the current plight of Detroit. Reality one: Detroit is caught in a set of interlocking crises, from the level of the world economy and national political gridlock down to the viciously reactionary Michigan state government and the yawning divide between the city and suburban Detroit, that would severely challenge the most competent, the most visionary, the most energetic and most progressive city leadership.
  364. Finkel, David: Disasters You Can Believe In
    Against The Current vol. 142

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The year 2009 coincidentally marks the 100th anniversary of the United States Marines’ invasion of Nicaragua. They stayed for a quarter century, and after assassinating the country’s resistance leader, Augusto Cesar Sandino, left the place in incomparably worse shape than they found it.
  365. Finkel, David: Dissidents Looking Beyond Zionism
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In 1968 — 1968! — a book appeared with the astonishing title Israel Without Zionists. A Plea for Peace in the Middle East. The timing was even more surprising, in Israel’s flush of euphoria in the wake of the 1967 war. This was also the moment when the mainstream American Jewish community and the U.S. intelligentsia in general had just discovered the State of Israel as the great inspiration and center of Jewish redemption — after two decades during which Israel had not been viewed with any such great enthusiasm, as chronicled by historian Peter Novick in The Holocaust In American Life.
  366. Finkel, David: Follies of the War
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Three years later, it is hard to believe that a gloating and triumphant Christopher Hitchens could write this (April 18, 2003):
  367. Finkel, David: Freedom Summer Remembered
    Interview with Walter Kaufmann

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Finkel interviews retired community college teacher Walter Kaufmann about his experiences in the Freedom Summer project and teaching in the Freedom Schools.
  368. Finkel, David: Further on Marikana Miners
    Against The Current vol. 160

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The circumstances surrounding the mass murder in Marikana, and the political wildfire it unleashed for the African National Congress and the trade union movement, are the subject of an ongoing discussion within the South African and international left. Background material on the South African political climate.
  369. Finkel, David: Gaza Freedom March Blocked
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Fourteen hundred international activists mobilized in Cairo, Egypt in late December for a Gaza Freedom March (GFM) to break the siege imposed by the U.S., Israeli and Egyptian governments. The marchers were blocked and attacked by Egyptian police and military forces; there can be no doubt that the authorization for these assaults and the orders to block the march from reaching Gaza came directly from the U.S. administration.
  370. Finkel, David: Haiti, Imperialist Disaster
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The pictures and news reports tell the stories of Haiti’s physical destruction, the agony and heartbreak, the heroism of rescue efforts — and the filthy business of “missionary” child-snatchers — reporting the unfathomable scale of the reconstruction that may take decades.
  371. Finkel, David: An Interview with Patricia Campbell
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Patricia Campbell is President of the Irish Independent Workers Union (IWU), an independent trade union and social movement in both the north and south of Ireland. She is a deputy editor of the journal Fourthwrite, founded by a group of Irish Republicans most of whom are former political prisoners from the Republican movement.
  372. Finkel, David: Introduction to Is There a Human Future?
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Following Chris Hedges’ forced retirement as a war correspondent and New York Times reporter (where his reputation was forged by his acclaimed first book War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning), Hedges has emerged as a trenchant and increasingly radical critic of the politics and imperial culture of the United States. His prolific articles and speeches paint a picture of a society well on its way to self-destruction through the dominance of corporate power and sheer greed.
  373. Finkel, David: Iraq's Torture by Sanctions
    Against The Current vol. 91

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    An interview with Kathy Kelly. Kathy Kelly, organizer for Voices in the Wilderness, has been involved in the struggle around ending sanctions against Iraq for the past decade. David Finkel interviewed her for Against the Current in January 2001.
  374. Finkel, David: Irene Morgan, Max Roach: Two Soldiers of Liberation
    Against The Current vol. 130

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Two pioneers of the freedom struggle died in August, leaving legacies for the ages.
  375. Finkel, David: Israel, Lebanon and Torture
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    An interview with Marty Rosenbluth. Marty Rosenbluth is Amnesty International’s country specialist for Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority.
  376. Finkel, David: Israel's Struggle Within
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    ATC interviews Uri Davis.
  377. Finkel, David: Israel's "Withdrawal" Toward Apartheid
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    David Finkel interviews Jeff Halper. “From Sharon's point of view it’s a done deal. Israel has won its century-old conflict with the Palestinians,” writes Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
  378. Finkel, David: Jeff Halper's Obstacles to Peace
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    “The occupation challenges us all… Can a system of control, displacement, denial of fundamental rights and repression actually prevail? What does it mean if we are unable to end an occupation that is growing continually stronger by the day, before our very eyes, in defiance of international law and more than 200 UN resolutions? If occupation and repression actually defeat a people’s aspirations for freedom and fundamental human rights, then what are the implications for oppressed peoples in other parts of the world far from public attention?”
  379. Finkel, David: Middle East Cauldron
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The past three decades of Middle East history present a process of what I sometimes call “permanent counterrevolution,” unfolding under the ever-present reality of imperial domination, rivalry and of course the politics of oil.
  380. Finkel, David: A Military Resister and Conscientious Objector
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    ATC Interviews Camilo Mejia. Sgt. Camilo Mejia, the first active-duty U.S. military resister to be imprisoned for refusing re-deployment to Iraq, spoke at a Detroit antiwar rally Friday, March 18, the day before attending the founding convention of Iraq Veterans Against the War in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  381. Finkel, David: Much Has Been Said...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In the wake of Nelson Mandela, Finkel brings attention to contemporary political activists being imprisoned by their governments.
  382. Finkel, David: Myths of the Exile and Return
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    So where did “the Jewish people” come from anyway? Was there an Exodus from Egypt, an Empire of David and Solomon, an Exile ending in a triumphant Return to Zion? Does any of it matter and if so, why?
  383. Finkel, David: New York Transit Activists' Account: The Strike and Beyond
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    ATC interviews Josh Fraidstern and Jaime Veve. The transit strike that shut down New York City for three days in December dramatically showed the power of labor, yet ended after three days by order of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 leadership. This was followed by a rank and file rejection of the proposed contract, to universal amazement—with the result that the critical issues of the strike remain unresolved.
  384. Finkel, David: Patricia Isasa's Quest for Justice
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Patricia Isasa turned 16 on April 24, 1976 in her home town of Santa Fe, Argentina. She was an honor student, a delegate of her school and a member of a Catholic group in support of the poor - all completely open and legal activities.
  385. Finkel, David: Politics and the Communist Manifesto -- Part 3
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    The ongoing purpose of independent revolutionary organization must be to advance in every possible situation the self-organization and capacity for self-mobilization of the working class.
  386. Finkel, David: Realities of Zionism - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution" by Moshe Machover and "False Prophets of Peace Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine" by Tikva Honig-Parnass.
  387. Finkel, David: A Rejoinder to Joel Kovel
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Joel Kovel is to be congratulated on the successful struggle to overturn the outrageous University of Michigan Press decision to halt distribution of Overcoming Zionism. To whatever extent the controversy has boosted the book’s sales and stimulated discussion of the issues it raised, so much the better.
  388. Finkel, David: Review: Political War Over Palestine
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic scholarship on Palestine and Israel.
  389. Finkel, David: SWP: Long March to Oblivion - Book Review
    Against The Current vol. 160

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Book review of 'The Party: The Socialist Workers Party 1960-1988. A Political Memoir. Volume 2: Interregnum, Decline and Collapse, 1973-1988' by Barry Sheppard.
  390. Finkel, David: Tim Flannery: "It's Over to You"
    Against The Current vol. 130

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The twenty-first century will be either the century of a “sustainability revolution” — extending the industrial and scientific revolutions of the 18th through 20th centuries, bringing their benefits to all humanity while eliminating massive global poverty and inequality, and in the process beginning to repair the massive damage wreaked on the environment by blind industrial expansion and capital accumulation — or else the century in which the progress of human civilization goes into reverse and faces the real possibility of collapse.
  391. Finkel, David: The UN & the Future of Palestine
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    “You can't make this stuff up,” the Prime Minister of Israel lectured the UN General Assembly. Binyamin Netanyahu was referring to the history of Libya under Qaddafi, and Iraq under Saddam Hussein, chairing UN Commissions on Human Rights and Disarmament respectively.
  392. Finkel, David: Why Cuba Is Different?
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    First, we have to address the United States’ stance toward Cuba for what it is since 1960: four and a half decades of state terrorism against a country and its people. Anyone who supports the right of self-determination is obliged to oppose and fight all forms of U.S. government intervention against Cuba, as if there were no issue of political repression inside Cuba.
  393. Finkel, David: Will the Iran Deal Hold?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Finkel explores the underlying reasons behind Israel and Saudi Arabia's disapproval over the United States' nuclear weapon deal with Iran.
  394. Finkel, David, The Editors: Introduction to Spain's Revolution & Tragedy
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The year 2009 marks a tragic 70th anniversary, not only globally – the beginning of the Second World War, which would claim the lives of tens of millions and give rise to a whole new lexicon that includes “genocide” and “nuclear weapons” — but also the final defeat of the Spanish Revolution and the onset of 26 years of fascist rule under Francisco Franco.
  395. Finkel, David; Feeley, Dianne: Crisis from Pakistan to Motown
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Interview with Tariq Ali. Tariq Ali is the author of numerous political books and essays, as well as a filmmaker and novelist.
  396. Finkel, David; Kaufman, Walter: Freedom Summer Remembered
    Interview with Walter Kaufman

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Walter Kaufman is a retired attorney, psychotherapist and former community college teacher living in Berkeley, California. He was a participant in the 1964 Freedom Summer, working in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Against the Current editor David Finkel interviewed him for the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer project.
  397. Finkel, David; The Editors: Kashmir: A Brief Background
    Against The Current vol. 149

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Kashmir was divided between India and the newly created Pakistani state in the chaotic division of the Indian subcontinent in 1947-48, with little reference to the wishes of Kashmir’s people. The larger part is occupied by India, with a volatile “Line of Control” separating it from the Pakistan-administered zone. The formal name of Indian-occupied Kashmir is Jammu and Kashmir; the Pakistan-controlled region is known as the Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) and Azad Kashmir. The territory’s largest city is Srinagar.
  398. Finkel, Joel: Ethnic Cleansing: Palestine Reality
    Against The Current vol. 139

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    While the term “ethnic cleansing” has come into use only very recently, the act that it describes, namely the forcible expulsion of one or more ethnic groups from a region, has been practiced for millennia.
  399. Finkelstein, Norman: Beyond Chutzpah 
    On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    A meticulously researched expose of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Bringing to bear the latest findings on the conflict and recasting the scholarly debate, Finkelstein points to a consensus among historians and human rights organizations on the factual record. Why, then, does so much controversy swirl around the conflict? Finkelstein's answer, copiously documented, is that apologists for Israel contrive controversy. Whenever Israel comes under international pressure, another media campaign alleging a global outbreak of anti-Semitism is mounted.
  400. Finkelstein, Norman: The Dershowitz Treatment
    Slime Throwing as Debate

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    An expose of Alan Dershowitz's record, showing that he has repeatedly resorted to lies, slander, fabrications, falsifications and plagiarism in public debate and in his published works.
  401. Finkelstein, Norman: The Facts About Hamas and the War on Gaza
    Seeing Through the Lies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The record shows that Hamas wanted to continue the ceasefire, but only on condition that Israel eases the blockade. Long before Hamas began the retaliatory rocket attacks on Israel, Palestinians were facing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza because of the blockade.
  402. Finkelstein, Norman: Image and Reality of The Israel-Palestine Conflict
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995   Published: 2001
    Challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new and enlarged edition critically re-examines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current debacle of a "peace" process.
  403. Finkelstein, Norman: An Issue Of Justice 
    Origins Of The Israel/Palestine Conflict

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Finkelstein lays out the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict with clarity and passion, arguing that any other similar conflict would be perfectly understood, yet this one exists beneath a blanket of ideological fog. Finkelstein cuts through the fog with indisputable historical facts, optimistic that the struggle is winnable, and that it is simply an issue of justice.
  404. Finkelstein, Norman: Method and Madness
    The Hidden Story of Israel's Assaults on Gaza

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    In the past five years Israel has mounted three major assaults on the 1.8 million Palestinians trapped behind its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Taken together, Operation Cast Lead (2008-9), Operation Pillar of Defense (2012), and Operation Protective Edge (2014), have resulted in the deaths of some 3,700 Palestinians. As Norman G. Finkelstein sets out in this concise, paradigm-shifting new book, an examination of Israel's motives reveals a state whose repeated recourse to savage war is far from irrational. Rather, Israel's attacks have been designed to sabotage the possibility of a compromise peace with the Palestinians, even on terms that are favorable to it.
  405. Finkelstein, Norman: What Really Happened in Gaza
    Israel Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The official storyline is that Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on 14 November, 2012 because, in President Barack Obama’s words, it had “every right to defend itself.” The facts, however, suggest otherwise.
  406. Finkelstein, Norman G.: Goldstone Recants
    Richard Goldstone Renews Israel's License to Kill

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    On April 1 2011, in the pages of the Washington Post, the international jurist Richard Goldstone dropped a bombshell. He effectively disowned the massive evidence assembled in the United Nations' report carrying his name that Israel had committed multiple war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in Gaza during its 2008-9 invasion.

    Israel was jubilant. “Everything that we said proved to be true,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu crowed. “We always said that the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] is a moral army that acted according to international law,” Defense Minister Ehud Barak declared. “We had no doubt that the truth would come out eventually,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proclaimed. The Obama administration used the occasion of Goldstone’s recantation to affirm that Israel had not “engaged in any war crimes” during the Gaza assault while the U.S. Senate unanimously called on the United Nations to “rescind” the Goldstone Report.
  407. Finkelstein, Norman G.: The Holocaust Industry
    Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001   Published: 2007
    The thrust of Professor Finkelstein's book is that powerful interests (Israel and Jewish organizations in America) have hijacked what has become known as the Holocaust. And while Israel has exploited the Holocaust as a weapon to deflect criticism, regardless how justified, American Jewish organizations have used the plight of survivors to extort staggering sums of money from the rest of the world. This was done not for the benefit of survivors, but for the financial advantage of these organizations.
  408. Finkelstein, Norman G.: Knowing Too Much
    Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel is Coming to an End

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Norman Finkelstein studies the history of Jewish American support for Israel and how it is shifting.
  409. Finkelstein, Norman G.: Old Wine, Broken Bottle
    Ari Shavit's Promised Land

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    My Promised Land by Haaretz journalist Ari Shavit has been one of the most widely discussed and lavishly praised books about Israel in recent years. It has garnered encomiums from a broad spectrum of influential voices, including Thomas Friedman, David Remnick, Jonathan Freedland, Jeffrey Goldberg, Franklin Foer, and Dwight Garner. Were he not already inured to the logrolling that passes for informed opinion on this topic, Norman Finkelstein might have been surprised, astonished even. That’s because, as he reveals with typical precision, My Promised Land is riddled with omission, distortion, falsehood, and sheer nonsense.
  410. Finkelstein, Norman G.: 'This Time We Went Too Far'
    Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    For the Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip of Gaza, the Israeli invasion of December 2008 was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions: In the 22-day-long action 1,400 Gazans were killed, several hundred on the first day alone. And yet, while nothing should diminish Palestinian suffering through those frightful days, it is possible something redemptive is emerging from the tragedy of Gaza. For, as Norman Finkelstein details, the profound injustice of the Israeli assault was widely recognized by bodies that it is impossible to brand as partial or extremist.
  411. Finkelstein, Norman G.: What Gandhi Says
    About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    If there has been widespread recognition of Gandhi's role in developing the tactics underpinning the revolutionary upsurges of the past year, few have stopped to examine what Gandhi actually said about the relationship between nonviolence, resistance and courage. Norman Finkelstein, drawing on extensive readings of Gandhi's copious oeuvre and intensive reflection on the way that progress might be made in the seemingly intractable impasse of the Middle East, here sets out in clear and concise language the basic principles of Gandhi's approach.
  412. Finkelstein, Norman G.: Why an Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    If singling out South Africa for an international economic boycott was defensible, it would seem equally defensible to single out Israel's occupation, which uniquely resembles the apartheid regime.
  413. Finkelstein, Norman G.; Kevorkova, Nadezhda: Israel Is Now a Lunatic State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    What happened with the Gaza flotilla was not an accident. You have to remember that the Israeli cabinet met for fully a week. All the cabinet ministers discussed and deliberated how they would handle the flotilla. At the end of the day, they decided on a nighttime armed commando raid on a humanitarian convoy. Israel is now a lunatic state. It's a lunatic state with between two and three hundred nuclear devices. It is threatening war daily against Iran and against Hezbollah in Lebanon. We have to ask ourselves a simple, basic, fundamental question: can a lunatic state like Israel be trusted with two to three hundred nuclear devices when it is now threatening its neighbors Iran and Lebanon with an attack?
  414. Finlayson, Ann: Whose Money Is It Anyway
    The Showdown on Pensions

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  415. Finn, Ed: "Beyond Banksters" by Joyce Nelson
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of "Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism" by Joyce Nelson.
  416. Finn, Ed: Seven Public Sector Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    Fact and fiction about the public sector.
  417. Finn, Ed: Who do we try to rescue today?
    Canada under corporate rule

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
  418. Finn, Ed (editor): Canada After Harper
    His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, women's rights, science and research, the economy, labour unions, water and natural resources, and Aboriginal affairs.
  419. Fiorentini, Francesca: Movement Pachamama: Indigenous Movements in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It is no accident that most of the remaining natural resources are on indigenous land. First the white world destroys their own environment, then they come asking for the last pieces of land they have put us on, the earth we have protected.
  420. Fischer, Ernst: How to Read Karl Marx
    Resource Type: Book
    A brief exposition of Marx's main premises.
  421. Fischer, Ernst: An Opposing Man
    The Autobiography of a Romantic Revolutionary

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1974
    The memoirs on Ernst Fischer, a socialist literary and art critic.
  422. Fischer, James: Glass buildings kill birds - architects must act!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Horrified at the giga-scale death of birds caused by collisions with trendy expanses of plate glass in modern buildings, James Fischer calls on architects to bring an end to the needless slaughter - and "save a billion birds"!
  423. Fischer, Louis: The Life of Mahatma Gandhi
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1950
    A biography.
  424. Fischer, Louis (ed.): The Essential Gandhi
    His Life, Work and Ideas: An Anthology

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1962
    A selection of Gandhi's writing.
  425. Fish, George: The CIA and Questions of Torture
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Alfred W. McCoy's A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror is a chilling, eerily fascinating account of how the CIA used physical and psychological torture as a method of interrogation.
  426. Fish, George: Giants and Immortal Legacies
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Lou Rawls and Wilson Pickett were two of the most distinctive Black voices in pop music. From the 1960s right up to the present, both were major players in that extraordinary scene of the 1960s and 1970s, an artistic and soulful creative renaissance that stretched the boundaries of what could be done with popular culture well beyond the expected. It is a renaissance still remembered, still very much cherished as much outside the borders of the United States as within, even as today’s virulently rampaging lowest-common-denominator commercial pandering tries to overwhelm us.
  427. Fish, George: Indianapolis' Extortion Dome
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The Indianapolis Colts’ new Lucas Oil Dome portends to be exorbitant for the taxpayers of Marion County, where Indianapolis is situated. But the cost is genteelly hidden, so the taxpayers are liable to overlook what this new Dome is going to cost them. This is the new Dome the Colts’ owning Irsay family insisted had to be built for them by public funds, or else they’d leave as they formerly abandoned Baltimore.
  428. Fish, George: A Letter to the ATC Editors
    Against The Current vol. 141

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A brief letter doesn’t allow much space to speak on markets and planning under socialism, but perhaps these few notes will help clarify the issues.
  429. Fish, George: Peace, Love, Respect and the Blues
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Popa Chubby is a well-accomplished blues-rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter in New York City, and on his CD “Peace, Love & Respect” (Blind Pig BPCD 5089), he’s angry. Angry at the war in Iraq, and its waste of young lives. Angry at Bush and his assault on all of us except the very rich. Angry at the frustration and rage he sees in the ordinary people all around him. Angry at the social pathology that’s his daily lot in New York City, and anymore, seemingly everywhere else (including Indianapolis).
  430. Fish, George: Racism and Responsibility
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Malik Miah writes in Against the Current 131, “[Orlando] Patterson, and others in Black academia and middle-class civil rights organizations, are right to point to internal problems within the Black community. But the ‘take personal responsibility’ critique targets only a secondary factor. It has little to do with addressing racist attitudes still prevalent among many whites, even as a large majority of whites and society oppose blatant racial discrimination.”
  431. Fisher, Becca: Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - Review
    Resource Type: Article
    Naomi Klein provides us with an engaging and easy to read account of the rise and rise of neoliberalism. However, her limited historical and analytical scope are disappointing.
  432. Fisher, Jo: Mothers of the Disappeared 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    This is the story of the mothers who risked their lives to demonstrate in the plazas by holding placards of the children they lost during the "guerra sucia" the dirty war fought in Argentina during the 1976-1983 repression by the Alfonsin junta. Through the Mother's own words we see the unfolding of Argentinian history, the growing polarization of society and how they coped with the effects not only on their family but the social structure of a country.
  433. Fisher, John: Money isn't Everything
    A Survival Manual for Non-Profit Organizations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Addresses the problems affecting non-profit groups today, providing examples and practical solutions.
  434. Fisher, Kevin & Collins, John (eds): Homelessness, Health Care and Welfare Provision
    Resource Type: Book
    Drawing on their extensive background in working with the homeless in East London, the editors look at the subject from different perspectives. There are chapters on mental heath, substance abuse, youth homelessness and an analysis of differing models for providing care. Two of the major themes running though the book are: that the homeless have the right to equal access to health care and that only when their needs for affordable housing are met will their health greatly improve.
  435. Fisher, William: US Government Systematically Spying on Citizens
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The US government has been systematically violating the privacy rights of U.S. citizens.
  436. Fishman, Andrew: Overwhelmed NSA Surprised to Discover Its Own Surveillance "Goldmine" on Venezuela's Oil Executives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A top-secret National Security Agency document, dated 2011, describes how, by "sheer luck," an analyst was able to access the communications of top officials of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela.
  437. Fishman, Andrew; Greenwald, Glenn: Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    British spies have received government permission to intensively study software programs for ways to infiltrate and take control of computers. The GCHQ spy agency was vulnerable to legal action for the hacking efforts, known as "reverse engineering," since such activity could have violated copyright law. But GCHQ sought and obtained a legally questionable warrant from the Foreign Secretary in an attempt to immunize itself from legal liability.
  438. Fishman, Andrew; Marquis-Boire, Morgan: Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  439. Fishman, Charles: The Big Thirst
    The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    A journalistic account of the secret life of water.
  440. Fishman, Daniel & King, Elliott: The Book of Fax
    An Impartial Guide to Buying and Using Facsimile Machines

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  441. Fisk, Milton: After Obama's Health Care Law
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    How can the single-payer health care movement move ahead after Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? The right wing wants to repeal the law, which it sees as “intrusive big government.” Single-payer activists are rightly angry that the bill fails to produce the universal national health insurance that our society desperately needs, and instead provides massive subsidies to the private corporate insurance vampires.
  442. Fisk, Milton: The Case for Critical Support
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Not all support need be unqualified, and Milton Fisk is supporting some cases critically.
  443. Fisk, Milton: The Health Care Crisis and Kerry-Bush
    Against The Current vol. 111

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    A permanent crisis has plagued American health care since 1981. It began with Ronald Reagan, whose tax cuts led to cuts in Medicaid as well as more stringent eligibility rules. The crisis has continued, even through the boom years presided over by Bill Clinton, to the present.
  444. Fisk, Milton: Health Care Reform or Ruin?
    Against The Current vol. 160

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Far from laying the health care debate to rest, the Supreme Court decision on Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) put life back into it. Calling the individual health insurance mandate a “tax” aroused anger on the right, but the court’s ruling on federal Medicaid money is what really puts a new dimension into the fight.
  445. Fisk, Milton: Privatization by Stealth: Canadian Health Care in Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 85

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    The recent growth of obstacles to getting health care here in the United States has led to a renewed interest in Canada's system of universal access, called Medicare. Premium inflation has accelerated after stabilizing in the mid-1990s.
  446. Fisk, Milton: Promoting Unity and Solidarity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    I think that the current situation calls instead for a strategy that emphasizes working-class solidarity among a plurality of working-class organizations. This solidarity must bridge the divide between industrial and other workers, union and non-union workers, white and non-white workers, public and private sector workers, and so on.
  447. Fisk, Milton: "Right to Work": Menace to Labor
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A year-long battle ended in January with Indiana becoming the 23rd “Right to Work (RTW)” state — and ominously for labor, now the wedge state for opening the rest of the industrial Midwest to RTW campaigns. In neighboring Michigan, the home state of the United Auto Workers, rightwing state legislators are pushing to follow the Indiana example in the name of “competitiveness.”
  448. Fisk, Milton: Socialism From Below in the United States
    The Origins of the International Socialist Organization

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
  449. Fisk, Milton: Unions and the Road to Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The familiar model of union struggle has been ineffective in attempts to change capitalism. I will try to explain why unions have not shaken capitalism's foundations. The explanation will point to the failure to challenge inequalities in returns to labour and capital from production.
  450. Fisk, Robert: Bush Fights For Another Clean Shot In The War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    The perversity of Bush's agenda.
  451. Fisk, Robert: The Crimewave That Shames The World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    It's one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of 'honour'.
  452. Fisk, Robert: Egypt: Death throes of a dictatorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Fisk joins protesters atop a Cairo tank as the army shows signs of backing the people against Mubarak's regime.
  453. Fisk, Robert: Gaza and the Press
    Dress the Gaza Situation Up All You Like, But the Truth Hurts

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The latest bloodbath in Gaza, which is being so graphically covered by journalists that our masters and our media are suffering a new experience: not fear of being called anti-Semitic, but fear of their own television viewers and readers – ordinary folk so outraged by the war crimes committed against the women and children of Gaza that they are demanding to know why, even now, television moguls and politicians are refusing to treat their own people like moral, decent, intelligent human beings.
  454. Fisk, Robert: The Great War for Civilisation 
    The Conquest of the Middle East

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Fisk explores a number of key themes in the history of the modern Middle East: the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf War as well as the 2003 Iraq War as well as other regional conflicts such as the Armenian Genocide and the Algerian Civil War.
  455. Fisk, Robert: The Hypocrisies of Terror Talk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The religious identity of terrorists and the place where terror strikes shapes the rhetoric that media uses to describe the perpetrators and places.
  456. Fisk, Robert: Inside The Scorpion
    A Journalist's Ordeal in Egypt's Most Notorious Prison

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The story of journalist Mohamed Fahmy's experiences during their two-year confinement in an Egyptian prison.
  457. Fisk, Robert: ISIS and the Far Right: a Joint Assault on Multicultural Countries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    ISIS's assaults on multicultural countries is to provoke the non-Muslim people of those countries to reject their millions of Muslim fellow-citizens.
  458. Fisk, Robert: It's not just radicalised Islamists - what about foreign fighters who flock to the IDF?  
    Is the Government interested in UK citizens who have been fighting in Israeli uniform in Gaza in the past couple of weeks?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Let us hope and pray that no UK citizens have been involved in such terrible deeds. But it wouldn’t be a bad idea, would it, if the lads in blue had a friendly word with them when they arrive back at Heathrow – and insist on knowing exactly what they were up to when they wore another country’s uniform.
  459. Fisk, Robert: Journalism and 'the words of power' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    More and more today, we journalists have become prisoners of the language of power.
  460. Fisk, Robert: Playing Right Into ISIS's Hands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Now that we're all supposedly involved in the world battle against the worst enemy since Hitler - not climate change, of course, but Isis - it's time to understand just how the forces of law, order and security, who are supposed to protect us, can do more to recruit European Muslims to the Islamist cause than all the Isis videos combined.
  461. Fisk, Robert: 70,000 Kalashnikovs: Cameron's "Moderate" Rebels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did last week. Telling the House of Commons about the 70,000 "moderate" fighters deployed in Syria was not just lying in the sense that Tony Blair lied - because Blair persuaded himself to believe in his own dishonesty - but something approaching burlesque. It was whimsy - ridiculous, comic, grotesque, ludicrous. It came close to a unique form of tragic pantomime.
  462. Fisk, Robert: Shadows of Algeria: the Lost Context of the Paris Attacks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It wasn't just one of the attackers who vanished after the Paris massacre. Three nations whose history, action - and inaction - help to explain the slaughter by Isis have largely escaped attention in the near-hysterical response to the crimes against humanity in Paris: Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
  463. Fisk, Robert: Telling it like it isn't
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Let's call a colony a colony, let's call occupation what it is, let's call a wall a wall.
  464. Fisk, Robert: The True Gaza Backstory
    It's About Land, Stupid

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    How come all those Palestinians – all 1.5 million – are crammed into Gaza in the first place? Well, their families once lived, didn’t they, in what is now called Israel? And got chucked out – or fled for their lives – when the Israeli state was created.
  465. Fisk, Robert: The Truth Behind The Israeli Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The amazing thing in all this is that so many Western journalists - and I'm including the BBC's pusillanimous coverage of the Gaza aid ships - are writing like Israeli journalists, while many Israeli journalists are writing about the killings with the courage that Western journalists should demonstrate.
  466. Fisk, Robert: When journalists forget that murder is murder
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    When Israelis are involved, our moral compass, our ability to report the truth, dries up.
  467. Fisk, Robert: When will Palestinians learn? Turning to international law isn't the answer - just ask America and Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Throw an old dog a bone and sure enough, he'll go chasing after it. So it is with "Palestine's" request to join the International Criminal Court.
  468. Fitch, Robert: A Galbraith Reappraisal: the Ideologue as Gadfly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1968
    This article is a critical reappraisal of economist John Galbraith. The author challenges Galbraith and the Democratic Party for their complicity with corporate capitalism.
  469. Fite, Katie: They Came to Take a County: Land Seizure Agitators, Propagandists, Politicians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thanks to the Bundy Gang, public lands advocates became aware of elements of the Land Seizure movement that had been operating in the shadows. The curtain was drawn back on networks of agitators and propagandists: Constitutional "experts" and sheriffs, "patriot" legislators and self-centered sovereign citizens.
  470. Fite, Katie: Toxic Range: the BLM's Growing Chemical Addiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    BLM is escalating herbicide use on public lands. A primary agency excuse for forsaking sage-grouse ESA protection is the pipe dream that new habitat will be created through radical deforestation, and that fuelbreaks will stop fires.
  471. Fitts, Catherine Austin: Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Prison Profits
    Six-part article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Inside the Financial World, Government Agencies and their Private Contractors Lies a Hidden System of Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking and Rigged Stock Market Riches.
  472. Fitz, Don: Remembering Another Occupy
    Anniversary of the 1937 Sit-Down Strike Wave

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  473. Fitz, Don: The Right-to-Farm Scam
    Third Wave Corporatocracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When Monsanto’s home state of Missouri passed the “Right to Farm” on August 5, 2014 the third noose of corporate control tightened around the neck of the US. Unlike the first two steps of corporate domination of public life, this was a constitutional amendment that would block the state legislature or voters from passing future laws for environmental protection, animal welfare or labeling of contaminated food. This third wave corporatocracy could well spread across US and globally as it becomes a new form of mass disenfranchisement.
  474. Fitz, Don: Spanish Dock Workers Build Union Without Bureaucrats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    Containerization has devastated port labor throughout the world. Spanish struggles over containerization have been unique becausea "socialist" government has spearheaded port reorganization and it has met stiff resistance from the revolutionary union of longshoremen, La Coordinadora.
  475. Fitzgerald, C.P.: Communism Takes China
    How the Revolution Went Red

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    A short history of Chinese history from 1911 to 1949.
  476. Fitzgibbon, Will: How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions
    Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down
    Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ownership of offshore assets in protracted divorce proceedings.
  477. Fitzgibbon, Will: Investigation Reveals 'Environmental Ruin' And Workers Rights Abuses
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Broken promises to impoverished communities, serious environmental concerns and poor health and safety records linked to Australian mining companies have all been revealed by Africa’s largest ever collaborative journalistic investigation.
  478. Fitzgibbon, Will: Spies and shadowy allies lurk in secret, thanks to firm’s bag of tricks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Panama Papers reveal how spies and CIA gun-runners use offshore companies to stay hidden. Offshore world blurs the line between legitimate business and the world of espionage.
  479. Fitzgibbon, Will; Hamilton, Martha M.; Schilis-Gallego, Cécile: Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
    Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa's minerals.
  480. Fitzpatrick, Ian; Tickell, Oliver: Carving up Africa - aid donors and agribusiness plot the great seed privatization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An elite group of aid donors and agribusiness corporations plan the takeover of Africa's seeds, replacing traditional seed breeding and saving by small farmers with a corporate model of privatized, patented, genetically uniform and hybrid seeds.
  481. Fitzpatrick, John W: Opinion: We must hear - and heed - the nightingale's warning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    These threatened species continue to sing, but their songs aren't poetic or musical -- they are alarm songs. The good news is that when we listen to the birds, when we notice their diminished presence and when we change our behaviour even slightly to accommodate their needs, they respond spectacularly.
  482. Fitzsimmons, Freddy: Book Review: The Condition of the Working Classes in England
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Reveiw of Nicholas Comfort, Surrender: How British Industry Gave Up the Ghost, 1952–2012 (2012) and Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class (2011).
  483. Flacks, Dick: What Happened to the New Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    An exploration of how the 1960s New Left in the United States developed in the subsequent two decades.
  484. Flaherty, Jordan: Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans. The book weaves the stories of gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, public housing residents, and grassroots activists in the years before and after Katrina. From post-Katrina evacuee camps to torture testimony at Angola Prison to organizing with the family members of the Jena Six, Floodlines tells the stories behind the headlines from an unforgettable time and place in history.
  485. Flaherty, Jordan: Resistance in Gaza: Young Palestinians Find Their Voice Through Hip-Hop
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Making music is a form of resistance to war and occupation, and also a tool to communicate the reality of life in Palestine.
  486. Flanders, Laura: Drone Strikes? What's To Feel Bad About?
    Really Sorry We Burned the Korans

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  487. Flaneur: Working class cinema: a video guide 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Libcom.org's guide to working class films and TV shows, showing class struggles, revolutionary situations and everyday lives.
  488. Flannery, Tim: The Eternal Frontier
    An Ecological History of North America and its People

    Resource Type: Book
  489. Flegg, Erin: First Nations' anti-Keystone XL alliance years in making
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Indigenous organizers say Reject and Protect gathering in DC marked the culmination of years spent building solidarity across nations and across borders, and that more will be on the way.
  490. Flenady, Liam: Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster: A 'realistic' answer to the ecological crisis 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Resolving the ecological crisis is incompatible with capitalism. We must build a movement that works against capitalist logic with the aim to overcoming it in favour of a properly sustainable and egalitarian form of society.
  491. Fletcher, Bill Jr.: Global Labor: Socialist Register 2001
    Review published in Against The Current Vol. 95

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    For all intents and purposes, I discovered the Socialist Register during the early '90s. When I say "discovered" I, of course, do not mean that I was the first to come across it. Rather, having heard of it for years, I actually read it.
  492. Fletcher,Tana and Rockler, Julia: Getting Publicity
    A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Small Business and Non-Profit Groups

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Step-by-step instructions illustrate what it takes to attract media attention to any enterprise.
  493. Flinders, Tim: Divine wilderness: John Muir's spiritual and political journey
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For John Muir, founder of America's national parks, immersion in nature was a blessing providing direct communion with divinity,and the cause of a spiritual awakening that inspired his life's work: to preserve wilderness and communicate the beauty, wonder and fragility of nature, sharing widely the source of his own enlightenment.
  494. Flosznik, Peter: Letter - Flosznick
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
  495. Flower, Merlin: How To Make India Safer For Women
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    What’s to be done to make India, a country where women are veneered in the temple and beaten at home, safer for women?
  496. Flowers, Alison; Macareg, Sarah: Charged with murder, but they didn’t kill anyone -- police did
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A Reader investigation found ten cases since 2011 where police killed a civilian in Chicago and charged an accomplice with the murder.
  497. Floyd, Chris: The Age of Hell
    Entrenching Murder as the American Way

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Washington Post has just laid out, in horrifying, soul-slaughtering detail, the Obama Administration’s ongoing effort to expand, entrench and “codify” the practice of murder and terrorism by the United States government. The avowed, deliberate intent of these sinister machinations is to embed the use of death squads and drone terror attacks into the policy apparatus of future administrations, so that the killing of human beings outside all pretense of legal process will go on, year after year after year, even when the Nobel Peace Laureate has left office.
  498. Floyd, Chris: The God That Failed
    The 30-Year Lie of the Market Cult

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Perhaps the most striking fact revealed by the global financial crash -- or rather, by the reaction to it -- is the staggering, astonishing, gargantuan amount of money that the governments of the world have at their command. In just a matter of days, we have seen literally trillions of dollars offered to the financial services sector by national treasuries and central banks across the globe.
  499. Floyd, Chris: Masking Tragedy in Ukraine
    Sinister Illusions

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It is no secret that Barack Obama is one of the supreme illusionists of modern times. The disconnect between his words and his deeds is so profound as to be almost sublime, far surpassing the crude obfuscations of the Bush-Cheney gang.
  500. Floyd, Chris: The NYT's Love Letter to Death Squads
    Hymns to the Silence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    It is, I confess, beyond all my imagining that a national leader so deeply immersed in murdering people would trumpet his atrocity so openly, so gleefully - and so deliberately, sending his top aides out to collude in a major story in the nation's leading newspaper, to ensure maximum exposure of his killing spree.
  501. Floyd, Chris: The Poor Must Die
    Anglo-American Political Philosophy 101

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    For more than 30 years, the world-dominating Anglo-American alliance has been under the sway of factions which, for all their internal squabbling and hair-splitting, are strongly united in their steadfast, unshakeable adherence to the perpetuation -- and expansion -- of elite power and privilege. They have shown themselves willing -- eager -- to degrade their own societies (and destroy many others) in the service of this brutal, barbaric, inhuman faith. The poor have no place in this system.
  502. Floyd, Chris: Preparing For More Slaughter in Syria
    Moloch's Minions

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    it is likely that Western leaders will give the nod to launch the airstrikes that will kill a large number of human beings.
  503. Floyd, Chris: Truth in Chains
    The Arrest of Julian Assange

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Tell a truth that discomforts power, that challenges its domination over our lives, our discourse, our very thoughts, and you will be destroyed. No institution, public or private, will stand with you; the most powerful entities, public and private, will be arrayed against you, backed up by overwhelming violent force. This is where we are now. This is what we are now.
  504. Floyd, Kevin: The Reification of Desire
    Toward a Queer Marxism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A new theoretical approach to the relationship between Marxism and queer studies.
  505. Fluegelman, Andrew (Editor): The New Games Book
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    A collection of noncompetitive, "play hard" games from the New Games Foundation. Emphasis is on fun and cooperation. Highly recommended.
  506. Flynn, Kate: Fighting Fires & Breaking Barriers
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Having a young daughter and working in the building trades, I am always scanning cultural representations of construction and skilled trades work to see if there are women. Whether Sesame Street or Wendy on “Bob The Builder,” women — in cartoon form at least — are partially visible in the presence of tools and heavy machinery.
  507. Focus on the Global South: Urgent Appeal from the Philippines: End Violence in the Movement
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Dear Friends, recently, our executive director Walden Bello was named by the key organ of the Communist Party of the Philippines as a "counterrevolutionary" in a list that included both living and dead activists. After consultation with a number of people, we have reasons to believe that this represents a real threat to Walden's security.
  508. Foege, Alec: The Empire God Built
    Inside Pat Robertson's media machine

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
  509. Foerstal, Herbert N.: Banned in the Media
    A reference guide to censorship in the press, motion pictures, broadcasting, and the Internet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    From colonial times to the present, the media in America has been subject to censorship challenges and regulations. This comprehensive reference guide to media censorship provides in-depth coverage of each media format -- newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, radio, television, and the Internet -- all of which have been, and continue to be, battlegrounds for First Amendment issues. Each media format is examined in-depth, from its origins and history through its modern development, and features discussion of landmark incidents and cases. Foerstel, author of Banned in the U.S.A., the acclaimed reference guide to book censorship in schools and public libraries, offers a brief history of media censorship, examines in-depth the drama of seven landmark incidents, and includes 31 relevant court cases. Complementing the volume are personal interviews with prominent victims of media censorship, who give human voice to the struggle of the media to remain free, and an examination of censorship of the student press.
  510. Fogel, Ben: African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions (Book Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    This book sets out to place the host of new movements arising across the continent in a singular socio-political context.
  511. Fogelman, Eva: Conscience & Courage
    Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust

    Resource Type: Book
  512. Foley, Brian: A Dangerous Lack of Rigor
    Cross Examine Authority

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Explores two recent events reveal the lack of rigor that has come to pervade our public sphere: the failure of the UN (or anybody else) to question seriously the case for war against Iran, and the first presidential “debate.”
  513. Foley, Conor: The Thin Blue Line
    How Humanitarianism Went to War

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    An account of the failure of humanitarian intervention in places like Iraq and Somalia. Conor Foley explores how the doctrine of humanitarian intervention has been used to allow states to invade other nations in the name of human rights.
  514. Foley, Gerald; Moss, Patricia; Timberlake, Lloyd: Stoves and Trees
    Resource Type: Book
    Stoves and Trees examines wood stoves and shows how people buy, collect and use wood in the Third World. It finds that while most forests are cleared to supply farmland, not fuelwood, stoves can make dwellings safer and healthier for women and their families.
  515. Foley, Gerry: United States: The Ultra-Right Pot Boils Over
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The appearance of right-wing mobs at town meetings organized by Democratic Party representatives to discuss the proposed health-care reform has set off alarm bells, in particular because of the blind fanaticism of the right-wing protesters and their threats of violence, including armed violence. These outbursts show many features of historic fascist developments and on a scale as yet unseen in the United States.
  516. Follett, Robert: Financial Fesability in Book Publishing
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  517. Folman, Ari; Polonsky, David: Waltz with Bashir
    A Lebanon War Story

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A graphic novel depicting an Israeli soldier's experience during Israel's war in Lebanon. See also the film with the same name.
  518. Folvik, Robin: James Connolly: The Irish Rebel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Graphic History Collective is pleased to release GHC member Sean Carleton’s comic book, "James Connolly: The Irish Rebel." Written and illustrated by Sean, the comic book commemorates the life of Irish socialist James Connolly and the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
  519. Foner, Philip: Antonio Maceo
    The "Bronze Titan" of Cuba's Struggle for Independence

    Resource Type: Book
    A powerful portrait of Maceo, committed anti-imperialist and heroic independence fighter.
  520. Foner, Philip: The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 1
    Resource Type: Book
    Argues that the Cuban nation was a central protagonist in the conflict - rather than a passive victim of a conflict between great powers.
  521. Foner, Philip: The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 2
    Resource Type: Book
    Covers the imposition of the U.S. domination over Cuba through the Platt Amendment, which marks the beginning of U.S. neocolonialism.
  522. Fones-Wolf, Elizabeth A.: Selling Free Enterprise
    The Business Assault on Labor and Liberalism, 1945-60

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  523. Fontaine, Theodore: After Residential School, My Path to Healing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Theodore Fontaine's memoir narrating the 12 years he spent in a residential school.
  524. Fontaine, Theodore: Broken Circle
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    A two-part excerpt from Theodore Fontaine's book Broken Circle, a memoir of surviving the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School in Manitoba -- and pursuing his own path to healing.
  525. Fontaine, Theodore: An Inspiration Named Chubby
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Theodore Fontaine's memorir of his 12 years in a residential school.
  526. Fontanella-Khan, Amana: Pink Sari Revolution
    A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Narrating the story of Sampat Pal and the Pink Gang's fight for Sheelu, as well as for others facing injustice and oppression: a portrait of women grabbing fate with their own hands - and winning back their lives.
  527. Food & Water Watch: The So-Called Scientific "Consensus": Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogopsphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a "scientific consensus" on the safety of GMOs, asserting that the data is in and the debate is over. The public relations campaign, helped along by industry groups, has caught the attention of some of the most visible news outlets in the country, with biotech advocates portraying GMO critics as akin to climate change deniers, out of step with science.
  528. For Ourselves, Council for Generalized Self-Management: The Right to be Greedy
    Theses On The Practical Necessity Of Demanding Everything

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  529. Foran, John: Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
  530. Foran, John: The Insanity of the COP: We Must Adopt a Different Vision
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  531. Ford, Nick: Authoritarianism Means Never Having to Apologize Over Spilled Milk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Virginia a middle school student named Ryan Turk was arrested and then suspended from school for allegedly stealing a $0.65 carton of milk. Officials claim that the student tried to conceal the carton of milk and are also charging him with larceny. But there’s a problem: Ryan Turk is on the free lunches program.
  532. Ford-Smith, Honor; Trotz, D. Alissa: Haiti in Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    In 2004, shortly after the coup in Haiti in which President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was removed from office, in the year of the bicentenary of the Haitian revolution, a group of concerned Caribbean Faculty at the University of Toronto organized an emergency public meeting that was exceptionally widely attended.
  533. Foreman, Dave; Haywood, Bill: Ecodefense
    A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Second Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985   Published: 1987
  534. Forman, Gideon: Happy Activism
    Six ways to make our movement strong and feed our spirit.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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? My interest here is not to enumerate people’s reasons for activism but rather, based on these reasons, to articulate principles that movement organizers should follow to bring people to the cause.
  535. Forni, P.M.: Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002   Published: 2003
    To live a long, healthy and serene life we need the crucial help of a network of caring people - we need social support. In order to gain and keep social support we need social skills. Choosing Civility re-discovers and expounds the essential skills that allow us to live well among others.
  536. Forni, P.M.: The Civility Solution
    What to Do When People Are Rude

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
  537. Forni, P.M.: Keep It Down (and Rediscover Silence)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
  538. Forsberg, Randall; Ellsberg, Daniel: The Deadly Connection: Nuclear War and U.S. Intervention
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  539. Forsey, Helen (ed.): Circles of Strength
    Community Alternatives to Alienation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Forsey, an activist and writer who works with the Federation of Egalitarian Communites has put together a collection of essays, and interviews with First Nations, religious orders and rural intentional communities giving their views and experiences as communities.
  540. Forster, Cindy: Rigoberta Menchú: A Witness Discredited?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    This January, the charge that the Maya human rights activist and Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú had lied about her past hit the U.S. reading public like a ton of bricks. Anthropologist David Stoll published a book claiming to have unearthed not only Rigoberta's lies, but also the deceptions of the entire Latin American left from Zapata to Che and beyond.
  541. Forte, Maximilian C.: The Dying Days of Liberalism
    How Orthodoxy, Professionalism, and Unresponsive Politics Finally Doomed a 19th-century Project

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It's not a small thing that has fallen here, not merely the defeat of Hillary Clinton and Americans rejecting Obama’s "legacy". We are dealing with a series of institutions, an expert class, and a network of political and corporate alliances, that is being shaken beyond repair. We are in the earliest days of a historical transition, so it's not clear what is coming next, and the labels that have been proliferating demonstrate confusion and uncertainty -- populism, nativism, nationalism, etc.
  542. Forte, Maximillian: The Wikileaks Afghan War Diary
    Reason for Celebration, Cause for Concern

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The release of Wikileaks acquired records from U.S. forces in Afghanistan is an event of major significance which in some ways deserves to be celebrated by those opposed to the war in Afghanistan, but there are also some serious problems with the records and with the way Wikileaks released them.
  543. Forte, Maximillian C.: A War on Wikileaks?
    Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants to strike fear into the minds and bodies of people working with Wikileaks, or anyone else doing such work, and anyone contemplating leaking any classified records. Fear is its greatest weapon of psychological destruction, with proven success at home. The outcome the state hopes for is greater self-censorship and greater self-monitoring.
  544. Fortunati, Leopoldina: Learning to struggle: my story between workerism and feminism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    An account of an Italian Marxist feminist's experiences and development in the autonomist and feminist movements in Italy in the 1970s.
  545. Foster, Gregory D.: Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We live today in an era of postmodern war. It's a two-front war -- the first being the virtual front of threats, posturing, and arms buildups we persist in waging, Cold War-style, against state-based mirror-images of ourselves (Russia and China); the second being the dirty front we wage in the shadows against irregular, non-state thugs and pygmy tyrants who use their weaknesses as strengths, asymmetrically, to turn our strengths into weaknesses.
  546. Foster, John: Bob Carty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Celebrating Bob Carty (1950 – 2014). Tribute given by John Foster on March 10, 2014.
  547. Foster, John: Celebrating Bob Carty (1950 – 2014)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Tribute given by John Foster at the pass of Bob Carty
  548. Foster, John: The Ecological Revolution
    Making Peace with the Planet

    Resource Type: Book
    Argues that the roots of the present ecological crisis lie in capital's rapacious expansion, which has now achieved unprecedented heights of irrationality across the globe.
  549. Foster, John: Naked Imperialism
    The U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Examines the important transformation in U.S. global policy and ideology, showing the political and economic roots of the new militarism and its consequences both in the global and local context.
  550. Foster, John: Report of the Work Group on Civil and Political Rights: Church Persons' Seminar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    A church seminar that asks whether or not Canadians are at risk of losing their civil liberties.
  551. Foster, John B.; Clark, Brett: Crossing the River of Fire
    The Liberal Attack on Naomi Klein and This Changes Everything

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything" on climate change and its political enviroment.
  552. Foster, John Bellamy: Chávez and the Communal State
    On the Transition to Socialism in Venezuela

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bellamy Foster examines Chávez's El Golpe de Timón (“Strike at the Helm”) speech where he insists on the need for changes at the top in order to promote an immediate leap forward in the creation of what is referred to as “the communal state.”
  553. Foster, John Bellamy: Ecology Against Capitalism 
    Resource Type: Book
    Deals with such issues as pollution, sustainable development, technological responses to environmental crisis, population growth, soil fertility, the preservation of ancient forests, and the "new economy" of the Internet age.
  554. Foster, John Bellamy: The Four Laws Of Ecology And The Four Anti-Ecological Laws Of Capitalism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    An exponential growth dynamic is inherent in capitalism, a system whereby money is exchanged for commodities, which are then exchanged for more money on an ever increasing scale.
  555. Foster, John Bellamy: Marx and the Rift in the Universal Metabolism of Nature
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The rediscovery over the last decade and a half of Marx’s theory of metabolic rift has come to be seen by many on the left as offering a powerful critique of the relation between nature and contemporary capitalist society. The result has been the development of a more unified ecological world view transcending the divisions between natural and social science, and allowing us to perceive the concrete ways in which the contradictions of capital accumulation are generating ecological crises and catastrophes.
  556. Foster, John Bellamy: Marx as a Food Theorist 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revolution." Not only did he study the production, distribution, and consumption of food; he was the first to conceive of these as constituting a problem of changing food "regimes" -- an idea that has since become central to discussions of the capitalist food system.
  557. Foster, John Bellamy: Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition  
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change.
  558. Foster, John Bellamy: Marx's Ecology 
    Materialism and Nature

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    This account overturns conventional interpretations of Marx. Marx, it is often assumed, cared only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's neglected writings on capitalist agriculture and soil ecology, philosophical naturalism, and evolutionary theory. He shows that Marx, known as a powerful critic of capitalist society, was also deeply concerned with the changing human relationship to nature.
  559. Foster, John Bellamy: Nature and the Communist Manifesto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    What is needed is a broadening of the original socialist vision rather than a rejection of that vision or its amalgamation with something else, like liberal or neo-liberal) environmentalism.
  560. Foster, John Bellamy: Paul Burkett's Marx and Nature Fifteen Years After
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Revisiting the content and contributions of Paul Burkett's book 'Marx and Nature', considering the changes in historical context and perceptions of environmental issues since its original publication.
  561. Foster, John Bellamy: The Theory of Monopoly Capitalism
    An Elaboration of Marxian Political Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986   Published: 2014
    This is the first systematic discussion of the Marxian political economy of Paul Baran, Paul Sweezy, Harry Magdoff, and Samir Amin. Foster explains their theoretical contributions and situates these in the context of ongoing debates on economic theory.
  562. Foster, John Bellamy: The Vulnerable Planet
    A Short Economic History of the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    Has won respect as the best single-volume introduction to the global environmental crisis.
  563. Foster, John Bellamy; Clark, Brett: Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The recovery of the ecological-materialist foundations of Karl Marx’s thought, as embodied in his theory of metabolic rift, is redefining both Marxism and ecology in our time, reintegrating the critique of capital with critical natural science. Marx's materialist conception of history is inextricably connected to the materialist conception of nature, encompassing not only the critique of political economy, but also the critical appropriation of the natural-scientific revolutions occurring in his day.
  564. Foster, John Bellamy; Clark, Brett: The Paradox of Wealth: Capitalism and Ecological Destruction
    Published in Monthly Review Volume 61, Number 6- November 2009

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A growing army of self-styled “sustainable developers” argues that there is no contradiction between the unlimited accumulation of capital and the preservation of the earth. The system can continue to expand by creating a new “sustainable capitalism,” bringing the efficiency of the market to bear on nature and its reproduction. In reality, these visions amount to little more than a renewed strategy for profiting on planetary destruction.
  565. Foster, John Bellamy; Clark, Brett; York, Richard: The Ecological Rift 
    Capitalism's War on the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the basis of life on earth as we know it. All ecosystems on the planet are now in decline. Enormous rifts have been driven through the delicate fabric of the biosphere. The economy and the earth are headed for a fateful collision -- if we don’t alter course.
  566. Foster, John Bellamy; McChesney, Robert W.: The Internet's Unholy Marriage to Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The economic context points to the paradox of the Internet as it has developed in a capitalist society. The Internet has been subjected, to a significant extent, to the capital accumulation process, which has a clear logic of its own, inimical to much of the democratic potential of digital communication, and that will be ever more so, going forward. What seemed to be an increasingly open public sphere, removed from the world of commodity exchange, seems to be morphing into a private sphere of increasingly closed, proprietary, even monopolistic markets.
  567. Foster, John Bellamy; McChesney, Robert W.: Surveillance Capitalism 
    Monopoly-Finance Capital, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Digital Age

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A massive corporate sales effort and military-industrial complex constituted the two main surplus-absorption mechanisms in the U.S. economy in the first quarter-century after the Second World War, followed by financialization after the crisis of the 1970s. Each of these means of surplus absorption were to add impetus in different ways to the communications revolution, and each necessitated new forms of surveillance and control. The result was a universalization of surveillance, associated with all three areas.
  568. Foster, John Bellamy; Szlajfer, Henryk: The Faltering Economy
    The Problem of Accumulation Under Monopoly Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    The essays in this volume are part of a radical attempt to grapple with the problems of advanced capitalist development without discarding the real theoretical breakthroughs made by Keynes.
  569. Foster, John; Magdof, Fred: The Great Financial Crisis
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Foster and Magdoff are able to examine the complex interconnections associated with rising debt, weakening production and investment, stagnant wages, burgeoning unemployment, rapidly growing class inequality, spiraling global economic instability, and spreading militarism and imperialism.
  570. Foster, John; McChesney, Robert: Pox Americana
    Exposing the American Empire

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Brings together the work of leading Marxist analysts of imperialism to examine the burning question of our time - the nature and prospects of the U.S. imperial project currently being given shape by war and occupation in the Middle East.
  571. Fotiadis, Apostolis: Europe's Leaders Visit Athens to Celebrate Their Failure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The start of Greece's six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the raging controversy over the bloc's handling of the Greek debt crisis and the renewed concerns about the vitality of the Eurozone.
  572. Fountain, Aaron: Interactive map of Latino urban riots and social unrest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A map that displays Latino riots in the United States from 1964 to 2016.
  573. Fountain, Nigel: Underground--The London Alternative Press, 1966-74
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  574. Fourier, Charles: Charles Fourier Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    "Equality of rights is another chimera, praiseworthy when considered in the abstract and ridiculous from the standpoint of the means employed to introduce it in civilisation. The first right of men is the right to work and the right to a minimum [income]. This is precisely what has gone unrecognised in all the constitutions. Their primary concern is with favoured individuals who are not in need of work."
  575. Fowkes, Ben: The German Left and the Weimar Republic
    A Selection of Documents

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The German Left and the Weimar Republic illuminates the history of the political left by presenting a wide range of documents on various aspects of socialist and communist activity in Germany. Separate chapters deal with the policy of Social Democracy in and out of government, the attempts of the Communist Party to overthrow the Weimar Republic, and then later to support it. Later chapters move away from the political scene to deal with the attitudes of the parties to key social issues, in particular questions of gender and sexuality.
  576. Fowler, Ruth: LAPD Chickens Come Home to Roost
    Why I'm More Scared of the Cops Than I Am of Christopher Dorner

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  577. Fox, Bill: Spinwars
    Politics and New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
  578. Fox, Josh: Gasland
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2010
    Today, communities in the United States are being more and more affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, hydraulic fracturing.
  579. Fox, Michael: The Globalization of Garbage: Following the Trail of Toxic Trash 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Despite a near universal international ban on exporting toxic or hazardous material, most of electronic waste from the United States ends up in China, India, Vietnam, or in African countries like Ghana, and Nigeria.
  580. Fox, Steve; Kissinger, C. Clark; Mull, Brenda: Labour in an Affluent Society
    Resource Type: Article
    Put together by the Radical Education Project, this paper includes the following articles: "WILDCAT: anatomy of a work stoppage" by Steve Fox; "THE BRUNS STRIKE: a case study of student participation in labor" by C. Clark Kissinger; and "BLUE RIDGE: The History of the Levi Strike" by Brenda Mull.
  581. Fox-Hodess, Katy: Greece's Fascist Threat
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The increasingly bold Golden Dawn party has precipitated a political crisis in Athens whose resolution is far from certain. Golden Dawn, the largest fascist party in Europe and the third largest party in Greece, has grown rapidly during the economic crisis both by scapegoating immigrants, ethnic minorities and queer people, and offering basic necessities like food to Greek citizens impoverished by the country’s austerity program.
  582. Foy, Patrick: The Make-Believe Crisis in Iran
    More lies and Misinformation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Iranian nuclear program scenario has been in place for years and is becoming tedious, but we now seem to have arrived at a new plateau of mass hysteria thanks to the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign. Why?
  583. Francis, Daniel: Seeing Reds: The Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canada’s First War on Terror
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    In Seeing Reds: The Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canada’s First War on Terror, Daniel Francis provides an overview of the response of the Canadian state and elite to the postwar labour revolt.
  584. Francis, Karl: One of the Hollywood Ten
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2000
    A Spanish and British bio-picture. The drama focuses on screenwriter/director Herbert Biberman and his efforts to make what would become the historic political film, Salt of the Earth in 1954, produced without studio backing after he was blacklisted for belonging to the American Communist Party.
  585. Francis, Vicky: Dubai Labor Fighting Back Vs. Indentured Globalization
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    October, 2007 saw the government of the United Arab Emirates halfway through a "humane" immigration amnesty which, in turn, paved the way for a clampdown on labour. In November a huge strike wave erupted, culminating in pitched battles between militant laborers and Dubai police.
  586. Francis, Vicky: Report from Dubai
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Dubai — This gulf emirate is shaping up into a key tourist destination. For golf, luxury hotels and high-end shopping, it is firmly established as a key player in the Middle East region. Dubai’s geographical location means it can position itself as a meeting point between east and west, a global business hub for the 21st century.
  587. Franco, Nate: Can Soldiers Resist?
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Interviews with Tod Ensign and Phil Aliff.
  588. Franco, Nate; Feeley, Dianne: Winter Soldier 2008
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of their testimony on their experiences are posted at www.IVAW.org.
  589. Frangi, Abdallah: The PLO and Palestine
    Resource Type: Book
    This is the first book by a representative of the PLO that explains the history of the Palestinian people and the organization they have built to represent their interests. The author writes in the hope that a just and lasting peace can be achieved in the Middle East. By providing information not widely known in the West, Dr. Frangi shows why peace cannot be built without PLO participation, and what the PLO's own notion of a durable peace comprises.
  590. Frank, Andre Gunder: Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
    Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1969
    The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
  591. Frank, Andre Gunder: Dependent Accumulation and Underdevelopment
    Resource Type: Book
    Why, while Europe, North America, and Australia have developed, have Africa, much of Asia, and Latin America remained underdeveloped? Andre Gunder Frank shows how world capital accumulation has led to the differentiation of these regions.
  592. Frank, Andre Gunder: Latin America: Underdevelopment or Revolution
    Essays on the Development of Underdevelopment and the Immediate Enemy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1970
    It is the colonial structure of world capitalism, in Frank's view, which produced and maintains the underdevelopment characteristic of Latin America and the rest of the Third World.
  593. Frank, Andre Gunder: Latin America: Undervelopment or Revolution
    Essay on the Development of Undervelopment and the Immediate Enemy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
  594. Frank, David: J.B. McLachlan
    A Biography

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
  595. Frank, Joshua: Hanford's Leaky Nuke Tanks and Sick Workers, A Never-Ending Saga
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It's been a toxic few weeks at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington. Not that this is exactly news -- Hanford is the most radioactive site in North America and is thereby always toxic. But what is news is how dangerous and negligent the remediation efforts at Hanford continue to be.
  596. Frank, Joshua; St. Clair, Jeffrey: Targeting Earth First!
    Dave Foreman and the First Greenscare Case

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The war on environmentalism.
  597. Frank, Lisa: From Marx to Gramsci: A Reader -- Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Paul Le Blanc's From Marx to Gramsci: A Reader in Revolutionary Marxist Politics, while not wholly perfect, is a magnificent anti-capitalist gesture. It is an act of public revision, presupposing not just a Marxist past but a viable and vibrant Marxist future.
  598. Frank, Miriam: Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
  599. Frank, Pierre, Novak, George; Mandel, Ernest: Key Problems of the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
  600. Frank, Sam: Orwell's Triumph: How Novels Tell the Truth of Surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Novels may be the best medium for describing a distopian world in which everyone is under constant surveillance.
  601. Frank, Thomas: The Conquest of Cool
    Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  602. Frank, Thomas: Home of the Whopper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Frank observes a fast-food worker protest in North Carolina and ponders the intersections of technological efficiency and worker redundancy, corporate wealth and de facto government subsidies, and company rhetoric and profits alongside workers' struggles for survival.
  603. Frank, Thomas: One Market Under God
    Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
  604. Frank, Thomas: The Real Cost of a Cheap Burger
    Fastfood Workers Go Hungry: Is that the American Dream?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    America’s fastfood outlets are not restaurants but food systems serviced by cheap labour in de-skilled jobs — employees so badly paid that they need state aid and charity. They went on strike in North Carolina last summer.
  605. Frank, Thomas: What's the Matter with Kansas? 
    How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramatically shifted from the class animus of traditional leftism to one in which "explosive" cultural issues, such as abortion and gay marriage, are used to redirect anger towards "liberal elites."
  606. Frank, Thomas: The Wrecking Crew
    How Conservatives Rule

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    How Republican conservatives govern in Washington and how they enrich others through their methods.
  607. Frank, Thomas: Yes, But What Are You For?
    Occupy Wall Street and its Evil Twin, the Tea Party

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Reading all the accounts of Occupy Wall Street’s theorising in Zuccotti Park can send you to sleep: all academic prose and no real world action or demands. They also make explicit Occupy’s resemblance to its enemy, the Tea Party.
  608. Frank, Thomas; Weiland, Matt: Commodify your Dissent
    The business of culture in the new gilded age

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Todaz, culture stands at the heart of the American enterprise. For a decade, The Baffler has been the invigorating voice of dissent against such developments. This collections brings together the best of it's writing, exploring for example the encroachment of advertising and commercial enterprise into every last nook and cranny of American life.
  609. Frankel, Boris: The Post- Industrial Utopians
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  610. Franken, Al: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
    A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  611. Franklin, Ursula; Swenarchuk, Michelle: The Ursula Franklin Reader 
    Pacifism as a Map

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    A prominent Canadian peace activist discusses peace, technology, justice and women's issues in a collection of essays, speeches and unpublished musings.
  612. Franz, Carl: Voluntary Simplicity
    Resource Type: Article
    If I could summarize in a few words what I've learned about voluntary simplicity during twenty years of globetrotting, it would all boil down to this: enough really is enough. Take the time to see how our neighbors on this planet live. Remember that old cliche: "Experience is the best teacher."
  613. Frase, Peter: Delusions of the Tech Bro Intelligentsia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    With employees of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system on strike, the Silicon Valley tech elite has reminded us all that despite their enlightened Bay Area lifestyles, they are still, at root, a bunch of rich dudes. Corey Robin ably documents the reactionary politics and moral degeneracy of people who see themselves as heroic entrepreneurs and the people who get them to work as greedy parasites.
  614. Frase, Peter: Four Futures
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Capitalism will end. Maybe not soon, but probably before too long; humanity has never before managed to craft an eternal social system, after all, and capitalism is a notably more precarious and volatile order than most of those that preceded it. The question, then, is what will come next.
  615. Frase, Peter: Voting Under Socialism
    It'll be more meaningful - but hopefully won't involve endless meetings.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  616. Frase, Peter; Sunkara, Bhaskar: The Welfare State of America
    A manifesto on building social democracy in the age of austerity

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A movement to expand the welfare state has the potential to foster a new majoritarian Left coalition. Republicans know this -- that’s why they manipulate the way welfare is perceived at every turn. The reality is that 96 percent of Americans have benefited from government programs, but the Right works hard to hide that fact.
  617. Fraser, Graham: Fighting Back
    Urban Renewal in Trefann Court

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A detailed report on the conflict between city bureaucrats and residents of Trefann Court, a five-block area just east of downtown Toronto. Bent on tearing down as a step towards urban renewal, the planners and government officials met organized resistance by homeowners, landlords and tenants for over six years.
  618. Fraser, Max (Director): Painting Red Square
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    7000 kilometres from Moscow, there's another Red Square. Witness the struggle of the labour-left in Whitehorse, Yukon to find a friendly watering hole where they can share a glass with their comrades and debate which shade of red is best.
  619. Fraser, Nancy: Adding Insult to Injury
    Debating Redistribution, Recognition, and Representation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    This volume collects the responses of leading American social theorists to issues dealing with the rise of identity politics. Nancy Fraser's widely-cited work looks at ways to combine multiculturalism with a commitment to egalitarianism.
  620. Fraser, Nancy: Against Anarchism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A critical theory of the public sphere should incorporate neo-anarchism’s best insights, while rejecting wholesale anarchism. Neo-anarchism fails to sustain the tension between fact and norm required by a critical theory.
  621. Fraser, Nancy: How feminism became capitalism's handmaiden - and how to reclaim it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    As a feminist, I've always assumed that by fighting to emancipate women I was building a better world – more egalitarian, just and free. But lately I've begun to worry that ideals pioneered by feminists are serving quite different ends. I worry, specifically, that our critique of sexism is now supplying the justification for new forms of inequality and exploitation.
  622. Fraser, Steve: The Age of Acquiescence
    The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has largely vanished.
  623. Fraser, Steve: The Age of Aquiescenence
    The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half-century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Why? Fraser sets out to solve that mystery.
  624. Fraser, Steve; Freman, Joshua B.: History's Mad Hatters
    The Strange Career of Tea Party Populism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Tea Party anger reaches far beyond the ranks of the modest Tea Party movement. It resonates with other Americans who understandably feel that political and economic elites, serving themselves at the expense of everyone else, have failed Americans. The big question is just exactly how (or even if) that private and personal rage gets transformed into moral and political outrage.
  625. Fraser, Sylvia: My Father's House:
    A Memoir of Incest and Healing

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  626. Frayssinet,Fabiana: Latin America's Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Although they do not specifically target women, social policies like family allowances and pensions have improved the lives of women in Latin America, the region that has made the biggest strides so far this century in terms of gender equality.
  627. Fredrickson, Leif: Racist housing? How postwar suburban development led to today's inner-city lead poisoning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of a vast iceberg of lead contamination afflicting mainly urban black communities. A rigid 'race bar' on postwar suburban housing and mortgages left black families in inner cities, exposed to flaking lead paint in run down housing, leaded gasoline residues and lead pipework. Now is the time to correct this shocking historic injustice.
  628. Free (Hoffman, Abbie): Revolution for the Hell of It
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
  629. Free and Accessible Transit Campaign, GTWA: Free and Accessible Transit Now
    Toward a Red-Green Vision for Toronto

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The free transit model makes public transit a right of all people, which would dramatically increase its use. While serving he vast majority of Torontonians and strengthening the public sector's role in meeting their needs, it would also address the special mobility requirements of the last mobile and most public-transit-dependent.
  630. Freedman, Des: Corbyn and confronting media power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Corbyn may be right not to respect a media establishment that has shown little signs of respecting him but he urgently needs a strategy with which to confront it.
  631. Freedman, Des: 'Smooth Operator?'
    The Propaganda Model and Moments of Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    An article by Des Freedman on Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model for the mass media and moments of crisis (disagreements within the ruling class), focusing particularly on the Daily Mirror and its anti-war coverage in the build up to the Iraq war.
  632. Freedman, Fred: Portugal: The Impossible Revolution (review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    Book offers a clear analysis of events in Portugal 1974-1975.
  633. Freedom to Read: Challenged Books and Magazines List 2009
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989   Published: 2009
    This updated document provides a list of 100 books and magazines which have been challenged due to their content between the years of 1989 and 2009.
  634. Freeman, Cameron: Guerrilla Tactics for Maximizing the Results of Your Media Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Strategy and tactics for successful media campaigns.
  635. Freeman, Jo: La tyrannie d'une absence de structure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
  636. Freeman, Jo: The Tyranny of Structurelessness 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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 inevitably structure itself in some fashion. The structure may be flexible; it may vary over time; it may evenly or unevenly distribute tasks, power and resources over the members of the group. But it will be formed regardless of the abilities, personalities, or intentions of the people involved.
  637. Freeman, Jo: The Tyranny of Structurelessness - Japanese text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
  638. Freeman, Jo; Levine, Cathy: Untying the Knot
    Resource Type: Book
  639. Freeman, Richard B.; Rogers, Joel: A Proposal to American Labor
    'Open source unionism' could reinvigorate American labor in the age of the Internet

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    The authors posit that union membership is too restricted by the requirement that unions have majority support in the workplace. They believe that pro-union workers who are a minority in their workplace should be mobilized by the labor movement if it wants to grow.
  640. Freeman, Sunny: NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to a new study, Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country's environmental laws.
  641. Freeman-Maloy, Dan: The Israel Advocacy Push to 'Reclaim' York University
    Putting Current Events in Context

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    York is a longstanding hub for "Israel advocacy" organizations (as they designate themselves). This reality expresses itself in various ways. At the grassroots level, far-right Zionist organizing has been common at York since at least the early 1980s, and seems to have even included direct recruitment for armed settler movements in the West Bank (and more commonly for the Israeli military itself). At the level of university fundraising, York has thoroughly integrated some of Canada's leading Israel advocacy figures into its main administrative bodies. And at the level of university governance, York has earned a reputation for deep association with the Israeli state and for heavy-handed regulation of campus politics in favor of Israel advocates.
  642. Freeman-Maloy, Dan: The Massacre and the Cover-Up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Without much stronger international pressure than the international community has applied to date, there is every reason to expect Israeli massacres to steadily become more severe, their PR rationales more outlandish. Mild diplomatic rebukes will not sway them. Unless serious costs are imposed for such crimes, much worse is yet to come.
  643. Freeman-Maloy, Dan: Why is the Canadian Media Ignoring Evidence of 1948 Massacres?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The better part of a decade ago, I described the Toronto Star's Mitch Potter as "a canary in the mineshaft of liberal Canadian racism." A piece on 1948 Palestine published in a recent edition of the Toronto Star shows the canary very close to asphyxiating.
  644. Freeston, Jesse: Direct Action in Hard Times
    Activist Strategies from Brazil to Wisconsin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Factory occupations, land occupations, and other tactics.
  645. Freire, Paulo: Pedagogy of the Oppressed 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 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 provided with the proper tools for such an encounter, can gradually perceive his personal and social reality and deal critically with it.
  646. Freleng, Maggie: Retail Workers Fight 'Just in Time' Scheduling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    On-call shift scheduling is rough on a largely part-time and female work force trying to keep up with families, school and second jobs. Some workers are asking for better terms.
  647. Frese, Bill: Feral 'Roundup Ready' GM alfalfa goes wild in US West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A USDA study shows that a GM alfalfa has gone wild in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. This may explain GMO contamination incidents that have cost US growers and exporters millions of dollars - and it exposes the failure of USDA's 'coexistence' policy for GMOs and traditional crops.
  648. Freundlich, Paul; Collins, Chris; Wenig, Mikki: A Guide To Cooperative Alternatives
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    Edited by "Communities, Journal of Cooperative Living," this book is a resource guide of ideas, resources, references and contacts for people interested in living and working cooperatively. Includes well-annotated section on politics, decision making, education, community organizing and much more.
  649. Friberg, Conrad: Halsted Street
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1931   Published: 2000
    WFPL Documentary portraying the various ethnic groups along Chicago’s Halsted Street.
  650. Friday, Nancy: Men in Love
    Men's Sexual Fantasies: The Triumph of Love Over Rage

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    Friday examines men's sexual fantasies.
  651. Fridell, Gavin: The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After six years of intense battles, two strikes, a hunger strike, and four legal sentences for anti-union activities, Starbucks reluctantly agreed to sign a collective agreement with unionized workers in Chile in May 2015. This was a huge concession for the world’s largest coffee shop chain that has long aggressively fought off unionization efforts among its 150,000 workers in 64 countries.
  652. Fried, Albert; Sanders, Ronald (eds.): Socialist Thought
    A Documentary History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964
    An anthology of important documents in the history of European socialist thought, from pre-revolutionary France to the 1950s.
  653. Fried, Frank: Leon Despres, Chicago Rebel
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Iconic Chicago alderman Leon Despres died at the age of 101 on May 6, 2009 in the city he lived and loved. A little frail in stature, Len had a broad intellect that was fully intact to the very end. He fought much of his adult life for a progressive vision of Chicago that “Machine” politics was never ready to accept. After his 1955 election as alderman, and in the first decade of his two-decade term, many city council votes were recorded 49-1. Despres was the lone dissenter.
  654. Fried, Frank: My Studs Terkel, and Yours
    Against The Current vol. 138

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    When Against The Current asked me to write a piece on Studs Terkel, I wondered why me? But after I pondered the idea, I thought, of course me. And you. All readers of his books, Against the Current and other magazines, large and small that serve as a mouthpiece for those with the desire for a better world and anger against the hypocrisy of our times.
  655. Fried, Frank: Lester Rodney: The Long Ball Hitter
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    I am writing this piece after reading the New York Times obituary of Lester Rodney, where both the role of the Daily Worker and Lester’s role as its sports writer were given their due credit in the fight to integrate major league baseball. Irwin Silber’s book Press Box Red has previously told Lester’s story in depth, and Dave Zirin’s recent articles round out his significance to sports in a more contemporary fashion.
  656. Fried, Frank; Rodney, Lester: A Slice of Socialist History
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The following correspondence sheds light on a lesser-known period in U.S. socialist history during the 1950s. Frank Fried was a member of the Socialist Union, led by Bert Cochran, following the “Cochran Faction” expulsion from the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in 1953. He wrote this letter in response to a query from Hal Smith, a student engaged in research in the history of the Trotskyist movement. The subsequent comment by Lester Rodney, the longtime journalist who waged a long campaign in the 1930s and ’40s to break the “color line” in Major League Baseball, offers further perspective on the politics of the Communist Party in the period. Both are retired and living in California.
  657. Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963   Published: 1971
  658. Friedenberg, Edgar Z.: Coming of Age in America
    Resource Type: Book
  659. Friedenberg, Edgar Z.: The Dignity of Youth and Other Atavisms
    Resource Type: Book
  660. Friedlander, Sasha: Where Heaven Meets Hell
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    Drawing strength from their families and their Muslim faith, Indonesian sulfur miners face gruelling labour and treacherous conditions on an active volcano, while struggling to overcome the desperate poverty and illiteracy that plague their community.
  661. Friedman, Andrew: Industry and Labour
    Class Struggle at Work and Monopoly Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  662. Friedman, David M.: A Mind of its Own
    A Cultural Historyt of the Penis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
  663. Friedman, Edwin H.: Friedman's Fables
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  664. Friedman, Eli: China in Revolt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Few in the West are aware of the drama unfolding in today’s “epicenter of global labor unrest.” A scholar of China exposes its tumultuous labor politics and their lessons for the Left.
  665. Friedman, Eli; Li, Zhongjin; Ren, Hao: China on Strike
    Narratives of Workers' Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Through first person accounts, the book details the growing unrest, destabilization and strikes in factories that are gripping China.
  666. Friedman, Ellen David: Turning an issue into a campaign 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As an organizer, your goal is not just to help members solve their workplace problems but to help them build collective self-confidence and power. A campaign is just a series of steps that help people focus on a common issue, identify a solution, and build pressure on the person with the power to solve the problem.
  667. Friedman, Gerald: Rosa Luxemburg and the Growth of the Labor Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Today is the 97th anniversary of the assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the leading exponents of revolutionary socialism in Germany in the early 20th century. Both were prominent figures in the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) up to the First World War and, alienated by the reformist and pro-war politics of the SPD, founders of the Spartacus League in 1916. Both were killed by right-wing Freikorps death squads -- which had support from the Social Democratic government -- on January 15, 1919. The following is an excerpt from Gerald Friedman's Reigniting the Labor Movement (Routledge, 2007). Friedman describes Rosa Luxemburg's revolutionary politics and her understanding of the role of the mass strike -- not as the means for a decisive “one hit” victory for the working class, but as part of what Friedman terms a "long-term process of consciousness-building through participation in class struggle."
  668. Friedman, Michael: Challenging Kim Moody
    Against The Current vol. 130

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Two reports challenge Kim Moody’s assertion (“Immigrant Workers in the United States,”Part 1, ATC 127) that “[t]he claim is raised by some that the rapid growth of immigrant Latinos in the workforce has had a negative impact on wages. In any overall sense, the answer has to be no...”
  669. Friedman, Robert: Up Against the Ivy Wall
    Resource Type: Book
  670. Friedman, Sam: What Is the "Working Class"?
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    I used to hold up signs about “Workers Power” at demonstrations. I rarely do that any more. This is because almost no one understands what “workers power” might mean. They also do not know what “worker” means.
  671. Friedman, Sam: Yes, There is an Alternative! 
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Review of "Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism" by Peter Hudis.
  672. Friedman, Sam: Yes, There is an Alternative!
    A review of Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, by Peter Hudis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Peter Hudis has written a valuable analysis of what Marx said on a critical issue. In this sense it reminds me of Hal Draper’s volumes on Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution. Hudis’s subject matter differs from Draper’s in that it deals with what comes after the revolution, rather than with how we get there. It also differs in method: While Draper was centrally concerned with Marx’s politics, Hudis, writing in what’s called the Marxist-Humanist tradition, sees engagement with Hegel’s dialectic as an essential part of creating a Marxism adequate to ever-changing times.
  673. Friedman, Victor J.: Laying the Groundwork for Change
    A Review of Michael Riordon, Our Way to Fight: Peace-Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Michael Riordon's new book (published in Toronto by Pluto Press/Between the Lines, 2011, 242 pages) explores what a just peace between Israel and Palestine might look like and how it might be built. It does so by describing the work of a wide range of NGOs and movements, both Palestinian and Israeli, involved in a non-violent struggle for peace and/or justice.
  674. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting: Public Broadcasting is Cultural National Defence
    Resource Type: Article
    The role of the national public broadcaster is to do those things which private broadcasters have demonstrated they will not, or cannot, accomplish.
  675. Frolich, Paul: Rosa Luxemburg 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1939   Published: 1972
    A biography of Rosa Luxemburg written by a German revolutionary who worked with Luxemburg in the Spartacist organization.
  676. Fromm, Erich: The Art of Loving
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1956   Published: 1963
    Love, according to Erich Fromm, is the only satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
  677. Fromm, Erich: Character and Social Process
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1942
    The social character results from the dynamic adaptation of human nature to the structure of society. Changing social conditions result in changes of the social character, that is, in new needs and anxieties. These new needs give rise to new ideas and, as it were, make men susceptible to them; these new ideas in their turn tend to stabilise and intensify the new social character and to determine man's actions. In other words, social conditions influence ideological phenomena through the medium of character; character, on the other hand, is not the result of passive adaptation to social conditions but of a dynamic adaptation on the basis of elements that either are biologically inherent in human nature or have become inherent as the result of historic evolution.
  678. Fromm, Erich: Escape from Freedom
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1941   Published: 1965
  679. Fromm, Erich: Foreword to A.S. Neill: Summerhill - A Radical Approach to Child Rearing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1960
    A. S. Neill's system is a radical approach to child rearing. His book Summerhill is of great importance because it represents the true principle of education without fear.
  680. Fromm, Erich: Fromm, Erich - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Erich Fromm (1900-1980).
  681. Fromm, Erich: Human Nature and Social Theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
  682. Fromm, Erich: Individual and Social Origins of Neurosis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1944
    The history of science is a history of erroneous statements. Yet these erroneous statements which mark the progress of thought have a particular quality: they are productive. And they are not just errors either; they are statements, the truth of which is veiled by misconceptions, is clothed in erroneous and inadequate concepts. They are rational visions which contain the seed of truth.
  683. Fromm, Erich: The Influence of Social Factors in Child Development
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1958
    f parents really wish that their children be not only successful but also to be mentally healthy, they must consider as essential those norms and values that lead to mental health and not only those that lead to success.
  684. Fromm, Erich: Man for Himself
    An Inguiry into the Psychology of Ethics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Fromm reaffirms the validity of humanistic ethics, to show that our knowledge of human nature does not lead to ethical relativism but, on the contrary, to the conviction that the sources of norms for ethical conduct are to found found in human nature itself.
  685. Fromm, Erich: Marx's Concept of Man 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961
    It is one of the peculiar ironies of history that there are no limits to the misunderstanding and distortion of theories, even in an age when there is unlimited access to the sources; there is no more drastic example of this phenomenon than what has happened to the theory of Karl Marx in the last few decades....I shall try to demonstrate that this interpretation of Marx is completely false; that his theory does not assume that the main motive of man is one of material gain; that, furthermore, the very aim of Marx is to liberate man from the pressure of economic needs, so that he can be fully human; that Marx is primarily concerned with the emancipation of man as an individual, the overcoming of alienation, the restoration of his capacity to relate himself fully to man and to nature; that Marx's philosophy constitutes a spiritual existentialism in secular language and because of this spiritual quality is opposed to the materialistic practice and thinly disguised materialistic philosophy of our age.
  686. Fromm, Erich: Psychoanalysis and Religion
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1950   Published: 1967
    Fromm challenges the argument that religion and psychoanalysis are necessarily in conflict. He argues that both should be concerned with the search for higher spiritual goals and their attainmentment within society.
  687. Fromm, Erich: The Revolution of Hope
    Toward a Humanized Technology

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
    Froom argues for the urgent necessity of shfiting our priorities from things and death to the priorities of life and human beings.
  688. Fromm, Erich: The Sane Society
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1955
    A critical evaluation of the effects of contemporary Western culture on the mental health and sanity of the people living within it.
  689. Fromm, Erich: To Have or To Be? 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976   Published: 1989
    Fromm calls for a social and psychological revolution. He argues that two modes of existence are in fierce conflict: the Having Mode, dedicated to material possession and property, agressiveness, personal gain, and war, and the Being Mode, sufused with love, the spirit of caring and a regard for humanity, which means contentment, a pleasant sufficiency of the mean to life (but no more) and a profound kinship with nature.
  690. Fromm, Erich (ed.): Socialist Humanism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1965   Published: 1966
    An international symposium whose contributors explore the humanist essence of socialism. Among the contributors are Herbert Marcuse, Maximilien Rubel, Norman Thomas, T.B. Bottomore, Raya Dunayevskaya, Ernst Bloch, and Bertrand Russell.
  691. Froomkin, Dan: Only Edward Snowden Can Save James Bond
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bond is doomed because early in the movie Spectre, the otherwise benevolent Q, muttering something about nanotechnology and microchips, injects him with "smart blood."
  692. Froomkin, Dan: Q&A: On the Untouchable 'Lords of Secrecy'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Horton, a lawyer, journalist and human rights advocate, makes the case in his book, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Foreign Policy, that because the public is allowed to know so little, it has effectively been cut out of national security decisionmaking.
  693. Froomkin, Dan: Torture If You Must, But Do Not Under Any Circumstances Call the New York Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Monday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges -- for talking to a newspaper reporter -- is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has traveled since his inaugural promises to usher in a "new era of openness."
  694. Froomkin, Dan: U.N. Report Asserts Encryption as a Human Right in the Digital Age
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Encryption is not the refuge of scoundrels, as Obama administration law-enforcement officials loudly proclaim – it is an essential tool needed to protect the right of freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age, a new United Nations report concludes.
  695. Froomkin, Dan: Very Mention of Snowden's Name Makes Prosecutors Tremble
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has become such a powerful symbol of government overreach that federal prosecutors in a terror case in Chicago are asking the judge to forbid defense attorneys from even mentioning his name during trial, for fear that it would lead the jury to disregard their evidence.
  696. Froomkin, Dan; Vargas-Cooper, Natasha: The FBI Director's Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make his case, he cited four real-life examples — examples that would be laughable if they weren’t so tragic.
  697. Froomkin,Dan: The Computers are Listening
    How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Top-secret documents from the archive of Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.
  698. Fryer, John: Globalizing the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990   Published: 1991
    The Canadian trade union movement has to put greater emphasis on using its global ties to prevent multinational companies from shifting their operations to low wage countries.
  699. Fryer, Peter: Staying Power: The history of black people in Britain
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Peter Fryer reveals how Africans, Asians and their descendants, previously hidden from history, have profoundly influenced and shaped events in Britain over the course of the last two thousand years.
  700. Frykberg, Mel: Israelis Targeting Grassroots Activists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Israeli authorities are increasingly targeting and intimidating nonviolent Palestinian grassroots activists involved in anti-occupation activities who are drawing increased support from the international community. They see non-violent activists as a major threat because they undermine the legitimacy of Israel's occupation and apartheid policies.
  701. Frykberg, Mel: Palestinian Economic Boycott Hits Israeli Settlers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Israeli settlers are beginning to feel the bite of an economic boycott campaign launched by the Palestinian Authority (PA) against goods produced in the illegal Israeli settlements dotting the occupied West Bank.
  702. Frykberg, Mel: Palestinian Women Suffer as Israel Violates CEDAW
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Palestinian women continue to suffer abuse and denial of basic human rights at the hands of Israeli settlers and soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
  703. Frykberg, Mel: Rabbis Take on Settlers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Away from the media spotlight that focuses on the widening chasm between Israelis and Palestinians, a group of Israeli humanists is quietly working to break down barriers with their Palestinian neighbours.
  704. Frykberg, Mel: US tax-exempt donations fund Israeli settlements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Millions of tax-exempt dollars from the US are being funneled towards Israel's illegal settlement building in the occupied Palestinian West Bank in flagrant violation of international law.
  705. Fuchs, Christian: Digital Labor and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This article reviews the role of the international division of labour in classical Marxist concepts of imperialism, and extends these ideas to the international division of labour in the production of information and information technology today. Sigital labour, as the newest frontier of capitalist innovation and exploitation, is central to the structures of contemporary imperialism.
  706. Fuchs, Christian: Digital Labour and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A century has now passed since Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916) and Bukharin's Imperialism and World Economy (1915), as well as Rosa Luxemburg's 1913 Accumulation of Capital. All spoke of imperialism as a force and tool of capitalism. It was a time of world war, monopolies, antitrust laws, strikes for pay raises, Ford's development of the assembly line, the October Revolution, the Mexican Revolution, the failed German revolution, and much more. It was a time that saw the spread and deepening of global challenges to capitalism.
  707. Fuentes, Annette: Criminalizing Truancy
    Should Kids be Jailed for Skipping School?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    American jurisdictions are increasingly turning to the criminal justice system to deal with truancy. Students and parents are being fined, and in some cases jailed, for missing school.
  708. Fuentes, Annette: Lockdown High
    When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Schools in the U.S. are increasingly imposed unprecedented restrictions on students' rights, dignity, and educational freedom. In what is being called the school-to-prison pipleline, the police and practices of the juvenile justice system, including so-called "zero tolerance" policies, are pushing students out of schools.
  709. Fuentes, Carlos; Johnson, Paul; Huberman, Leo; Frank, Andre Gunder; Sweezy, Paul M. et al: Whither Latin America?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963
  710. Fuentes, Federico: Bolivia: WikiLeaks Expose US Conspiracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Recently released United States embassy cables from Bolivia have provided additional insight to the events leading up to the September 2008 coup attempt against the Andean country’s first indigenous president.
  711. Fuentes, Federico: Bolivian reality versus the 'extractivism' debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Some left critics of progressive governments in South America point to differences between 'pro-extractivists' and 'anti-extractivists.' Federico Fuentes says that framework hinders real understanding of the issues.
  712. Fuentes, Federico: South America: How ‘Anti-Extractivism’ Misses The Forest ForThe Trees
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A recent spate of high-profile campaigns against projects based on extracting raw materials has opened up an important new dynamic within the broad processes of change sweeping South America. Understanding their nature and significance is crucial to grasping the complexities involved in bringing about social change and how best to build solidarity with peoples’ struggles.
  713. Fuher, Lili; Fatheuer, Thomas; Unmusig, Barbara: Green transformation is a political project, not an economic one
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There is a need for public policy in order for green initiatives to be tangiblem in-depth projects.
  714. Fuller, Chris: The mass strike in the First World War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The mass strikes of the First World War displayed all the characteristics earlier described by Rosa Luxemburg. City and trade-wide strikes; national strikes; street fighting; demonstrations; the raising of economic demands and political demands, and of both.
  715. Fuller, Janine; Blackley, Stuart: Restricted Entry
    Censorship on Trial

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  716. Fulton, Alice & Hatch, Pauline: Its Here...Somewhere
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  717. Fulton, Deirdre: Energy Revolution Is Possible... And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fewer than 800 of the world's wealthiest people could power half the world with 100 percent renewable energy within 15 years, report says.
  718. Fulton, Deirdre: Monsanto Crops Pushing Monarch Butterfly to Verge of Extinction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops have brought the iconic monarch butterfly to the brink of extinction, according to a new report by the Center for Food Safety.
  719. Fulton, Deirdre: TransCanada Whistleblower Spurs New Probe of Pipeline Giant's Safety Record
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Based on evidence provided by a whistleblower, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) is investigating pipeline giant TransCanada for safety-code violations.
  720. Fulton, Deirdre: 'Yes, I Lied': Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch.
  721. Fumoleau, Rene: I Was Born Here
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1976
    An old Dene Indian reflects on his land, his people and his values.
  722. Fumoleau, Rene: I Was Born Here
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1977
    An old Dene of the Mackenzie District, N.W.T., reflects on his land, his People, his values.
  723. Furth, Pauline: The Pentagon's Secrecy Syndrome
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    After years of duplicity, denial, and cover-up the Pentagon has had to admit that U.S. troops suffered exposure to chemicals and gases following the Iraqi war. Yet even in the face of TV coverage, Congressional hearing and countless personal stories by veterans, the stonewalling continues.
  724. Furuhashi, Yoshie: Sexing Susan Sontag
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The death of Susan Sontag, one of the most acclaimed intellectuals of her time, on December 28, 2004 immediately inspired controversies about her sexuality. Many writers rightfully questioned major newspapers’ studied silence in their obituaries on her relationships with women.
  725. Fusco, Paul (photos); Horwitz, George D. (text): La Causa
    The California Grape Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    A documentary of the California grape workers' strike.