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  1. J. L. & Hammond, Barbara: The Town Labourer
    The New Civilization

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1917   Published: 1968
    the Hammonds look at the dislocations caused by the Industrial Revolution in Britian, from the point of view of those who suffered from them. Focuses on the years from 1760 to 1832.
  2. J., Dr.: Are cows destroying the climate?
    Film Review:

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How not to change the world. ‘Cowspiracy’ ignores capitalism and rejects Indigenous peoples’ concerns, while denouncing everyone who eats meat.
  3. Jack, Ian: The History Thieves - Review
    How Britain covered up its imperial crimes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Ian Cobain's book The History Thieves, an engrossing study which identifies secrecy as a 'very British disease', exploring how, as the empire came to an end, government officials burned the records of imperial rule.
  4. Jackall, Robert; Levin, Henry M. (ed.): Worker Cooperatives in America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.
  5. Jackowski, Rosemarie: Your Money, Or Your Life
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Single Payer will save lives, but it also will save money. The exorbitant salaries of Insurance Company CEOs will be eliminated. The profit motive for investors will be eliminated. Administrative costs will be reduced because one single payer will replace a large number of insurance companies - all with different forms, different standards, and different requirements for an endless stream of mind-numbing paper work.
  6. Jackson, E.T.: Worker Buyouts
    The Role of Trade Unions and Community Organizations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
  7. Jackson, Andrew, Robinson, David, Baldwin,Bob, Wiggins, Cindy: Falling Behind
    The State of Working Canada, 2000

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    An accessible collation of data and analysis, analyzed from a progressive perspective, about the social and economic realities of working people in Canada.
  8. Jackson, Bruce; Christian, Diane: In This Timeless Time
    Living and Dying on Death Row in America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    An exploration of life on Death Row in Texas and in other states, as well as the convoluted and arbitrary judicial processes that populate all Death Rows. In chronicling the lives and deaths of these prisoners in words and pictures, the authors document the capriciousness of capital punishment and capture the day-to-day experiences of Death Row inmates in the official "nonperiod" between sentencing and death.
  9. Jackson, E. T.; McNamara, J.E.: Voluntary Organizations and their Businesses: Issues & Opportunities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987
  10. Jackson, E. T.; McNamara, J.E.: Voluntary Organizations and their Businesses: Factors Influencing Success
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
  11. Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.): Flaunting It!
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
  12. Jackson, Janine: China's Cyberspying Is 'on a Scale No One Imagined' -- if You Pretend NSA Doesn't Exist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stories about cyberespionage -- like the data theft at the US Office of Personal Management believed but not officially stated to have been carried out by China -- are weird. For one thing, they include quotes about how "we need to be a bit more public" about our responses to cyberattacks -- delivered from White House officials who speak only on condition of anonymity.
  13. Jackson, Janine: Puerto Rico Is an Artificial Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    CounterSpin interview with Ed Morales on Puerto Rican debt crisis.
  14. Jackson, John, Wallace, Barbara: Managing Wastes
    A Guide to Citizens' Involvement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985   Published: 1992
    Second editon of booklet first published in 1984, outling how citizens can involve themselves in decision-making about waste management.
  15. Jackson, Michael: Justice Behind the Walls
    Human Rights in Canadian Prisons

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    An account of the state of justice in Canadian prisons, weaving together the threads of correctional history, penal philosophy, landmark court decisions, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and legislative changes.
  16. Jackson, Nancy (Editor): Training For What
    Labour Perspectives on Skill Training

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  17. Jackson, Tony; Eade, Deborah: Against the Grain
    The Dilemma of Project Food Aid

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    Jackson and Eade critique food aid programs as ineffective and potentially damaging to developing nations. The authors argue for substantially reduced food aid programs and for their better administration.
  18. Jackson, Wes: New Roots For Agriculture
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  19. Jackson, Wes; Berry, Wendell: Meeting the Expectations of the Land 
    Essays in Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    Addresses the problems facing agriculture today, such as topsol erosion, lowered water tables, reliance on pesticides, dependence on machinery, the overcapitalization of agriculture, the decline of the rural economy, the energy and dollar cost as well as the health problems associated with commercial fertizlers, the shrinking number of family farms, the increasing dependence on fossil fuels.
  20. Jackson,Ted; Allen, Richie; McCarthy, Skip; Peters, Roger: Democracy for Jobs
    Policies for Full Employment and Ecomomic Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  21. Jacob, Ron: An Immediate End to Police Brutality and Murder of Black People by Police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Black Panther Party remains unfulfilled fifty years after the Party's founding. This truth is a tragic acknowledgement of both the failure of US capitalism to resolve its greatest disgrace and an admission that it may not be able to. The unpunished murders of Black men by police are just the most graphic proof of this truth.
  22. Jacob. Mathew: And The May Uprising Continues
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Remembrance of the brave women and men of Gwangju, responsible for sowing the seeds of democracy in the Republic of Korea while opposing the infamous martial law and dictatorship. Ten days, starting from May 18, 1980, they made the streets theirs, challenging the might of the State. As the historic May Democratic Uprising is witnessing its 34 th anniversary, Gwangju is celebrating and reminding herself to keep the memory of resistance alive, resistance against oppression and injustice that their heroes had upheld.
  23. Jacober, Marie: A People in Arms
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  24. Jacobs, Harold: Weatherman
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    A history of the Weatherman organization.
  25. Jacobs, James: S.M. Lipset
    Social Scientist of the Smooth Society

    Resource Type: Article
    A critique of S.M. Lipset's book Political Man, this article problematizes the assumptions made by social scientists.
  26. Jacobs, Jane: Cities and the Wealth of Nations
    Principles of Economic Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    Jacobs argues that virtually all economic life, no matter how geographically remote from cities, depends on cities to maintain it or change it.
  27. Jacobs, Jane: Dark Age Ahead
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
  28. Jacobs, Jane: The Death and Life of Great American Cities 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961
    Jacobs' iconoclastic and brilliant observations on why cities work, and why they don't.
  29. Jacobs, Jane: The Economy of Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
  30. Jacobs, Jane: Nature of Economies
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000   Published: 2001
    Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planning.
  31. Jacobs, Michael: The Green Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  32. Jacobs, Paul; Landau, Saul: The New Radicals
    A Report with Documents

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966
    An analytical portrait of the young radical activists who have repudiated traditional liberalsim and who seek a new vision of American through civil rights, university reform, and anti-war and anti-poverty activities.
  33. Jacobs, Ron: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam
    The Evil That Was Phoenix

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There’s a reason the CIA wanted to prevent the publication of Douglas Valentine’s 1990 book, The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. This masterwork is more than an exposé of the US pacification program in Vietnam the book is titled after. It is an indictment of a cynical and bloody plan to kill Vietnamese.
  34. Jacobs, Ron: Assassination Nation
    Drones and Targeted Killing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Since the use of killer drones by the United States began, more than 3500 people have been killed. Many of those killed were civilians. The number of civilians killed depends on how one counts civilians.
  35. Jacobs, Ron: The Coup of Coups
    Putting the Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  36. Jacobs, Ron: The Deep State is the State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Like all elements of the state, the so-called deep state exists to enforce the economic supremacy of US capitalism.
  37. Jacobs, Ron: Don't Blame Mandela for Our Failure
    Believing the Champions of Neoliberalism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    South Africa believed the promises made by the champions of neoliberalism, and found itself ensnared in its web with no way out by the beginning of the next millennium.
  38. Jacobs, Ron: Dylan and Woody: Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Daniel Wolff's 'Grown Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913.'
  39. Jacobs, Ron: Framing the Sixties
    Corporate Media Shadows and the 1960s

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    What Really Happened to the 1960s is a look at the role the media played in the presentation and interpretation of the struggles of the 1960s. Simultaneously, it is a consideration of the meaning of democracy in a society where the media is owned by corporations and elites who consider democracy antithetic to their hegemony.
  40. Jacobs, Ron: Librarians and Palestine
    An Interview with Vani Natarajan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Working to preserve Palestinian records and memory in the face of deliberate destruction by Israel.
  41. Jacobs, Ron: Lying to Ourselves About the Air War
    The Killers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Most US citizens have never been subjected to an air raid. They have never heard the roar of planes flying high above them while an air raid siren wails, its whine competing with the planes’ roar and piercing the audio centers of the brain making sequential thought difficult if not impossible. Nor have they heard the sound of bombs — canisters filled with high explosives and fire — whistling as they fall through the air toward their targets on the ground. Nor have most US citizens ever sat in a bomb shelter wondering if their homes will survive the aerial assault they are hoping to survive themselves.
  42. Jacobs, Ron: The Media and the Paranoid State
    Das Bild to FoxNews

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In 1975, West Germany was often under varying degrees of lockdown. Roadblocks were set up at autobahn exits and identification was checked; groups of heavily armed police were seen in city centers holding machine guns and looking menacing; and airports were under armed guard. The reason given for this military-like presence was the existence of a leftist terror group known as the Rote Armee Fraktion.
  43. Jacobs, Ron: A Microcosm of the Nation - Control Unit Prisons
    Out of Control

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A review of 'Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons' by Nancy Kurshan.
  44. Jacobs, Ron: Missouri's Legacy of Violent Racism
    Quantrill's Raiders Come to Ferguson

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    What is clear about the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is that the cop murdered Michael Brown pretty much in cold blood. What is also clear is that if Michael Brown was a suspect in this shoplifting case and regular procedures were followed, then he should have been arrested and gone to court. What is less clear is whether or not this killer cop will ever see justice.
  45. Jacobs, Ron: On the Frontlines of Peace
    The Life of Daniel Berrigan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Certain events in one's life often determine the choices made later in that same life. These crucial events can be of a personal nature -- a romance, a family death, the birth of a child, or something less universal -- or they can be events that take place in the public sphere. One such event of the latter category in my life occurred May 17, 1968.
  46. Jacobs, Ron: One of History's Biggest B & E's
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The story told in Betty Medsger's new book The Burglary is a tale of a government drunk on its own power, some citizens determined to end the binge, and a time when heroes were not only made in sporting venues and the movies. It is about people putting their lives on the line in opposition to an encroaching police state and the men determined to imprison those people for their opposition.
  47. Jacobs, Ron: The Realist: Irreverence Was Their Only Sacred Cow
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Realist was a magazine both representative and counter to the times it existed in. Viciously satirical and usually aimed at power (like all good satire should be), it was neither liberal nor conservative, Democrat or Republican, communist, fascist or anything else in between. Its targets were religion, government, corporate America, popular and counter cultures, racism and imperialism. Very little was spared its pointed and often poison pen. The magazine lasted over forty years, from 1958 to 2001 and published a total of 146 issues.
  48. Jacobs, Ron: Revolution and the Color Line
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of the biography 'W.E.B. DuBois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line', by Bill Mullen, detailing the life of the influential author and organizer.
  49. Jacobs, Ron: Rosa Luxemburg - From Street Organizer to Street Name
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Overview of the life of Rosa Luxemburg.
  50. Jacobs, Ron: Rosa Luxemburg's Shock Doctrine
    The "Hideous Nakedness" of Imperial Wars

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Luxemburg's discussion regarding capitalism and democracy speaks to the world we live in today. Imperial war, she wrote, shows capitalism in 'all its hideous nakedness.' This bloody nakedness is not only essential to capitalist development, but depends on it. Indeed, it is the most cataclysmic and radical of all capitalist shocks.
  51. Jacobs, Ron: The State of the Left: Many Movements, Too Many Goals?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Sanders campaign has proven a couple of important things about today's political reality in the United States.
    1) A substantial number of Americans are interested in redistributing wealth and making government work for the 99 percent
    2) That is impossible within the current electoral system in the United States.
  52. Jacobs, Ron: The Swing of That Truncheon Thing
    The Nature of the Beast Revealed

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Historically, police violence is a fact of life in every society. In a society based on a capitalist economy, the police serve those that have the most money and property. When the authorities and their policies are under attack, the police will always be called in to protect them. No one should be shocked when the police act brutally. There is a reason the most thuggish of the uniforms are often the ones called to disperse angry crowds.
  53. Jacobs, Ron: US and Israeli Intelligence
    Practice of Torture

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Torture by US and Israeli intelligence agencies.
  54. Jacobs, Ron: The Way the Wind Blew
    A History of the Weather Underground

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  55. Jacobs, Ron: What Makes a Protest Violent?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The conversation about protest violence has changed but the essential reality remains: the State and its enforcers (public and private) determine what acceptable violence is and what isn’t. This determination is not arrived at according to the nature or degree of the violent acts; it is arrived at according to who is perpetrating said act.
  56. Jacobs, Ron: The Workers United Are Not Always Defeated
    We Should All Learn From It

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Working people around the world are in worse straits than they have been for decades. Unemployment is rampant and real wages are stagnant.
  57. Jacobs, Ryan: The Forest Mafia: How Scammers Steal Millions Through Carbon Markets
    When the product is invisible, the cons are endless.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    International law enforcement authorities and environmental advocates say that the carbon markets are extremely vulnerable to financial fraudsters, especially when it comes to forest projects. Their shell games can also be hard to spot. Authorities have concluded that up to 90% of all carbon trading in some countries was a result of fraudulent activities.
  58. Jacoby, Russell: Lenin and Luxemburg: Negation in theory and Praxis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
  59. Jacoby, Russell: Stalin, Marxism-Leninism and the Left
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
  60. Jacques, Trevor; Dr. Dale; Hamilton, Michael; Sniffer: On the Safe Edge
    A Manual for SM Play

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    A handbook on safe practices in S&M play.
  61. Jadallah, Dina: Statistics in the Information War
    An Instructive Example from Hama, 1982

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Examines the manipulation of information in the case of the 'Hama massacre' of 1982 to advance the US's regime change policies regarding Syria.
  62. Jaffe, Hosea: A History of Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    A succint synopsis of over 2,000 years of the continent's history, with particular emphasis on the struggles of the past century. Jaffe has made a path-breaking attempt to de-Europeanize Marxist views of African history, and provides a new theoretical perspective within which to understand the movement of African social forces.
  63. Jaffe, Sarah; Poblet, Maria: It's Time for the Left to Ask "What Are We For?"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sarah Jaffe interviewed Maria Poblet. Maria Poblet has been working in base building and community organizing in the Bay Area for 18 years, building Causa Justa Just Cause, a democratically held grassroots organization where she is currently transitioning out of the role of executive director.
  64. Jaffri, Sara and Singh, Harshita: Workers Profiles: Below the Minimum Wage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An endless supply of alcohol, good music, pool tables, and friendly strangers -- these elements seem like a recipe for a fun time. For those of us who frequent bars and pubs, this kind of environment is exactly what we look forward to at the end of a long day or work week. Imagine working at a bar. It seems natural that bartenders would enjoy their upbeat surroundings at work as much as their customers. Now, imagine being the only worker at a bar. You alone are responsible for cleaning the bar, controlling drunk customers, serving food, buying supplies -- everything all alone during an overnight shift.
  65. Jaggi, Max: Red Bologna
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
  66. Jahi, Anand: The Body Cam Trade-Off
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ever since the Snowden revelations, both liberals and conservatives have become increasingly convinced that government surveillance and encroachment into Americans lives has spiraled out of control. That the government should play some role in providing safety and security for its citizens is accepted, but how the government achieves these goals is not as clear. We want security, but not at undue cost to our privacy.
  67. Jailer, Todd: Meloy-Mara, Miriam: Robbins, Maggie: Workers' Guide to Health and Safety
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Accessible guide to occupational safety. Provides essential tools to support employees, health promoters and union organizers in their efforts to create safer and healthier workplaces.
  68. Jain, Linda, Wyland, Francie, Oltuski, Steve: Bain Avenue controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    Rent freeze organizers state their case.
  69. Jakopovich, Dan: On Hunger and Capitalism
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    On September 11, 2001, approximately 35,000 of our brothers and sisters died from what is perhaps the worst possible cause of death — starvation. A decade after the 1996 World Food Summit set the goal of cutting the rate of hunger in the world by half, today approximately 854 million people are still starving, which is a great increase in comparison to the 842 million in the year 2000.
  70. Jalee, Pierre: The Pillage of the Third World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1965   Published: 1968
    This book investigates whether, despite the termination of old colonial ties, the metropolitan areas of the world do not continue to exploit the underdeveloped countries of the world by virtue of long-established economic relationships.
  71. Jamail, Dahr: Endless War: The Suicide Of The United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Soldiers are returning from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan destroyed mentally, spiritually, and psychologically, to a general population that is, mostly, willfully ignorant of the occupations and the soldiers participating in them. Troops face a Department of Veterans Affairs that is either unwilling or unable to help them with their physical and psychological wounds, and they are left to fend for themselves.
  72. Jamail, Dahr: US Navy Veterans Continue to Seek Justice for Israeli Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    On June 8, 1967, while sailing in international waters, the US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of the Liberty's crew of 294, more than half were killed or wounded. More than 40 years later, survivors are still seeking justice.
  73. Jamail, Dahr; Lazare, Sarah: Echo Platoon 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Echo and other platoons like it are grim yardsticks for measuring the desperation in which a military under immense strain is now operating. Looking up at that military from Echo's airless limbo, from a world of soldiers who have fallen through the cracks of a system under great stress, you can see just how devastating America's two ongoing wars have been for the military itself. The walking wounded, the troubled, and the broken are now being pressured to reenter the fray.
  74. James, C. L. R.; Grimshaw, Anna (eds.): The C. L. R. James Reader 
    Resource Type: Book
  75. James, C.L.R.: After Ten Years
    On Trotsky's The Revolution Betrayed

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1946
  76. James, C.L.R.: Beyond a Boundary 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963   Published: 1983
    Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founders of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of the game of cricket, this book raises serious questions about race, class, politics, and the realities of colonial oppression.
  77. James, C.L.R.: The Black Jacobins 
    Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1938   Published: 1963
    An account of the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1803.
  78. James, C.L.R.: 'Civilising' the 'Blacks'; Why Britain needs to Maintain Her African Possessions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1936
    Africans must win their own freedom. Nobody will win it for them. They need co-operation, but that co-operation must be with the revolutionary movement in Europe and Asia. There is no other way out. Each movement will neglect the other at its peril.
  79. James, C.L.R.: Dialectic and History
    An Introduction

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947
    A pamphlet extracted from James' essay Dialcetical Materialism and the Fate of Humanity, originally published in 1947.
  80. James, C.L.R.: Dialectical Materialism and the Fate of Humanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1947
    There is no philosophy of history without Marxism, and there can be no Marxism without the dialectic.
  81. James, C.L.R.: Every Cook Can Govern 
    A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece: Its Meaning for Today

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1956
    Modern parliamentary democracy elects representatives and these representatives constitute the government. Before the democracy came into power, the Greeks had been governed by various forms of government, including government by representatives. The democracy knew representative government and rejected it. It refused to believe that the ordinary citizen was not able to perform practically all the business of government.
  82. James, C.L.R.: The Future in the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  83. James, C.L.R.: A History of Pan-African Revolt
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1938   Published: 2012
    Originally published in England in 1938 and expanded in 1969, this work isa classic account of global Black resistance. This concise, accessible history of revolts by African peoples worldwide explores the wide range of methods used by Africans to resist oppression and the negative effects of imperialism and colonization as viewed in the 20th century.
  84. James, C.L.R.: James, C.L.R. - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of C.L.R. James (1901-1989).
  85. James, C.L.R.: Lenin and the Vanguard Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1963
    To believe that Bolshevism, or to be more precise, Leninism, would under the circumstances advocate or preach the theory of the vanguard party is to continue slander of Leninism, but not to his theory of the party (that is no longer viable) but to his central doctrine - the role of the proletariat in the preservation of society from barbarism. To interpret Leninism as the advocacy of a vanguard party of three million is nearly as bad as the doctrine of Goebbels that Christ was not a Jew. Objective circumstances in Russia forced Lenin into a certain position. He accepted it without apologising for it. He knew what he was doing and he knew also, for he said it many times, what he was not doing. His doubts about it, not only for other countries but for Russia, he made public many, many times.
  86. James, C.L.R.: Lenin, Trotsky and the Vanguard Party
    A Contemporary View

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1963   Published: 1964
  87. James, C.L.R.: Modern Politics
    Resource Type: Book
  88. James, C.L.R.: Notes on Dialectics (Hegel, Marx, Lenin)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1948   Published: 1980
    James believes that an understanding of Hegel's Logic is essential to an understanding of Marxism.
  89. James, C.L.R.: The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the USA
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1948
    The impetus of the Negro movement toward the revolutionary forces, which we have traced in the past, is stronger today than ever before.
  90. James, C.L.R.: The Right of Self-Determination and the Negro in the United States of North Americas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1939
  91. James, C.L.R.: State Capitalism and World Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1950   Published: 1986
    The great organisations of the masses of the people and of workers in the past were not worked out by any theoretical elite or vanguard. They arose from the experience of millions of people and their need to overcome the intolerable pressures which society had imposed upon them for generations.
  92. James, C.L.R.: They Showed the Way to Labor Emancipation
    On Karl Marx and the 75th Anniversary of the Paris Commune

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1946
    Marx drew a great theoretical conclusions from the experience of the Commune. He showed that the capitalist army, the capitalist state, the capitalist bureaucracy, cannot be seized by the revolutionary proletariat and used for its own purposes. It had to be smashed completely and a new state organized, based upon the organization of the working class.
  93. James, C.L.R.: World Revolution 1917-1936
    The Rise and Fall of the Communist International

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1937
    No major economic or political development in Russia, and few of the minor ones, can be understood, except in relation to the strength of the revolutionary movement in Western Europe, so long dominated by the Third International.
  94. James, C.L.R. (as G.F. Eckstein): Ancestors of the Proletariat
    Tercentenary of the English Revolution: 1649-1949

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1949
    After Charles I had been executed, the Levellers aimed directly at the overthrow of the military government of Cromwell in the name of the people. The great political act of the abolition of the monarchy, dramatized in the execution of the King, was in their eyes entirely subordinate to the positive reorganization of society.
  95. James, C.L.R. (signed G.F. Eckstein): Cromwell and the Levellers
    Tercentenary of English Revolution: 1649-1949

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1949
    Levelers were a loose organisation of kindred political thinkers who from stage to stage expressed the rapidly developing political consciousness of a great social and political mass movement.
  96. James, C.L.R. (writing as J.R. Johnson): Germany and European Civilization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1944
    From at least the time of the publication of Capital to the present day, all political and social thought, particularly in Europe, have revolved around the ideas of Marxism. And these ideas were nourished, developed, propagated and defended above all by the German proletariat. Not only the revolutionary movement but modern thought owes the German workers a debt which it can never repay. So far has Marxism penetrated into the thought of the time that today the ideas of hundreds of thousands of intellectuals, who consider themselves anti-Marxists, have validity only to the extent that they have borrowed or unconsciously assimilated the very ideas which they oppose.
  97. James, C.L.R. (writing as J.R. Johnson): Historical Retrogression or Socialist Revolution
    A Discussion Article on the Thesis of the IKD

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1946
    Capitalism fetters, i.e., hampers, impedes the development of the productive forces. But it does not bring them to a halt. They move forward by advance, retardation, standstill, but they move forward, bringing the proletariat with them. The theoretical analysis is that the more capitalism increases the productive forces, the more it brings them into conflict with the existing social relations. The more it increases and develops the productive forces the more it socializes labor and the more it degrades it and the more it drives it to revolt.
  98. James, C.L.R. (writing as J.R. Johnson): Negroes in the Civil War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1943
    The struggle of the Negro masses derives its peculiar intensity from the simple fact that what they are struggling for is not abstract but is always perfectly visible around them. In their instinctive revolutionary efforts for freedom, the escaping slaves had helped powerfully to begin and now those who remained behind had helped powerfully to conclude, the self-destructive course of the slave power.
  99. James, C.L.R. (writing as J.R.Johnson): The Lesson of Germany
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1945
    Hitler's hundreds of thousands of storm troopers represented an enormous expense. They were thugs hired by the German bourgeoisie to fight its battles against the working class. In the years 1930-33 the German bureaucracy engineered election after election hoping to discredit parliamentary government and open the way for authoritarian rule. Despite his immense influence over the petty bourgeoisie, Hitler, by 1932, was on the wane. The German bourgeoisie deliberately maintained Nazism to have some power in reserve against Bolshevism. True, he dominated them afterward. We do not mean for one moment to deny the energy, the inventiveness, the will, the tenacity of Hitler and the other Nazi leaders. We do not deny their skilful use of social contradictions. He himself was obviously a born leader of men and an orator the like of whom Europe has not often seen. But from the time he began, the German bourgeoisie, the military caste, the bureaucracy, all built him up and without their active conscious support he would have been nothing.
  100. James, C.L.R., Lee, Grace C., Chaulieu, Pierre: Facing Reality 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1958   Published: 1974
    Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the U.S. workers' "wild-cat" strikes (against capital and the union bureaucracies), the authors looked ahead to the rise of new mass emancipatory movements by African Americans as well as anti-colonialist/anti-imperialist currents in Africa and Asia. Virtually alone among the radical texts of the time, Facing Reality also rejected modern society's mania for "conquering nature," and welcomed women's struggles "for new relations between the sexes."
  101. James, C.L.R.; Austin, David: You Don't Play With Revolution 
    The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A collection of never-before-published lectures by the Marxist cultural critic C.L.R. James, delivered in Canada in 1967-68, at the height of James's political maturity.
  102. James, C.L.R.; Dunayevskaya, Raya; et al: The Program of the Minority
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1946
    Statement of the minority in the (U.S.) Workers Party.
  103. James, C.L.R.; Forest, F. [Raya Dunayevskaya]; Stone, Ria [Grace Lee Boggs]: The Invading Socialist Society
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947
    History has shown that in moments of great social crisis, its farthest flights fall short of the reality of the proletarian revolution. Never was the proletariat so ready for the revolutionary struggle, never was the need for it so great, never was it more certain that the proletarian upheaval, however long delayed, will only the more certainly take humanity forward in the greatest leap forward it has hitherto made. The periods of retreat, of quiescence, of inevitable defeats are mere episodes in the face of the absolute nature of the crisis.
  104. James, C.L.R.; Glaberman, Martin: Marxism and the Intellectuals
    A review of Raymond Williams' Culture and Society and The Long Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1962
    Raymond Williams has shown the origins of British socialism in the history of Britain itself. He has concentrated on the manner in which British writers and the British workers have created what exists in Britain today. He has developed the idea of culture from an exclusive possession of the educated and intellectuals and shown that the only meaning the word has for today is a total way of life of the whole people.
  105. James, Carl E.: Seeing Ourselves
    Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  106. James, Deborah: Twelve Reasons to Oppose Rules on Digital Commerce in the WTO
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    US-based transnational companies in the fields of information, technology and media are working to create international rules that limit the ability of governments to put restrictions on how they make profits.
  107. James, Joy (ed.): Imprisoned Intellectuals
    America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    Anthology of writings by imprisoned intellectuals.
  108. James, Maureen; Rykert Liz: Working Together Online
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  109. James, Michael D.: Learning for the Revolution
    A review of 'Schooling for "Good Rebels": Socialist Education for Children in the United States, 1900-1920'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Socialist sunday schools were part of a thriving radical culture which included daily newspapers, clubs, lectures, festivals and parades.
  110. Jameson, Frederic: Postmodernism or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (excerpt from Chapter 1)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    This whole global, yet American, postmodern culture is the internal and superstructural expression of a whole new wave of American military and economic domination throughout the world: in this sense, as throughout class history, the underside of culture is blood, torture, death, and terror.
  111. Jameson, Fredric: The Cultural Turn
    Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983-1998

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Fredric Jameson, a leading voice on the subject of postmodernism, assembles his most powerful writings on the culture of capitalism.
  112. Jamieson, Stuart Marshall: Study No. 22
    Task Force on Labour Relations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971   Published: 1972
  113. Jamieson, Stuart Marshall: Times of Trouble
    Labour Unrest and Industrial Conflict in Canada, 1900-66

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
  114. Jamil, Sana: Pakistani Journalists Left in Limbo Amid Vicious Media War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Pakistani journalists working for BOL Network, a Pakistani media outlet co-owned by journalists, protest against the license cancellation of this organization. Protesters complain against violations of their rights.
  115. Janet McClain: The Future of Public Housing
    Resource Type: Article
  116. Jang, Sang-Hwan: Korean Labor: Protest by Suicide
    Against The Current vol. 111

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    In January 2003, Dalho Bae, a 47-year-old worker at Doosan Heavy Industry Co., committed suicide by burning himself. On October 17 Juik Kim, the chief of the metal labor union branch at Hanjin Heavy Industry Co., a ship-constructor, committed suicide after a 129 day-siege on the jeep-crane.
  117. Janicke, Kiraz: Chavez calls for new international organisation of left parties
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez calls for the formation of a "Fifth International" of left parties and social movements to confront the challenge posed by the global crisis of capitalism.
  118. Jansen, Michael: Dissonance in Zion
    Resource Type: Book
    Michael Jansen, author of The Battle of Beirut, turns in her book to examine the workings of Israeli politics. She concentrates on the increasing popularization of the ultra-right. The author highlights the role of the military in Israeli politics and examines the cultural and social background of the religious parties which exercise such pressure on the Israeli consensus.
  119. Jansen, Nani: Police Shootings, Helicopter Crashes and Bystanders With Cameras: Weighing the Rights of Accidental Journalists'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Accidental Journalist are everyday people who stumble across something news-worthy. Most commonly, these accidental journalists report on those who abuse their power.
  120. Janson, Jay: Mainstream News And USA's Heroics In Vietnam
    Why The Silence About The 7 Million Dead?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the media's role in suppressing information about US military actions in Indochina from the 1940s and onward, and how the same tactics persist in the present.
  121. Jansson, Kurt; Harris, Michael; Penrose, Angela: The Ethiopian Famine
    Resource Type: Book
    This story is the greatest single peacetime mobilization of the international community this century, told by the man who masterminded it. Jansson argues that despite some shortcomings, the UN system led to a largely effective operation which saved millions of lives. Harris and Penrose provide information essential to this and show conclusively that the eleventh hour intervention could have been avoided if the warning signals had been heeded.
  122. Jarsky, Walter: International Communities as a Strategy for Social Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Analysis of the significance of the role of "community" in the struggle toward a more human social order.
  123. Jasiewicz, Ewa: Beating the blacklisters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A police raid exposing the scale of worker surveillance within the construction industry galvanised workers to take action. Ewa Jasiewicz speaks to those organising against the blacklisters.
  124. Jasiewicz, Ewa: Treading the Borders Between Life and Death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    During Israel's Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 - January 2009, Israeli forces killed 16 emergency medical staff and injured 57. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), perhaps hundreds of those killed could have survived if emergency services had been able to access them promptly - the access denied to them can be defined as a deliberate violation of the Geneva Conventions and therefore a war crime.
  125. Javadi, Ali: Iran: Youth Protests and the Regime's Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 83

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Against The Current interviewed Ali Javadi, a member of the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI), on the July protests and ongoing repression in the Islamic Republic of Iran. For information on WPI visit www.wpiran.org. The lives of all those arrested in recent protests and all political prisoners in Iran are in great danger.
  126. Javer, Carl (director): Freak Out
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    This qirky and fascinating documentary employs interviews, animation, archiwal footage and reenactment to reveal the untold story of the origins of the counter-culture movement that started over 100 years ago with a group of radical thinkers in Monte Verita in Switzerland.
  127. Jay, Anthony: The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  128. Jay, Martin: The Dialectical Imagination
    A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research

    Resource Type: Book
  129. Jay, Scott: The Postmodern Left and the success of neoliberalism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The international Left promotes its own image rather than engaging in the bitter reality of resistance against neoliberalism. It does not need to believe in postmodernism because it is postmodernism.
  130. Jay, Scott: The postmodern left and the success of neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The rise of neoliberalism across the globe for decades, and its continued resilience since the 2007-2008 financial crisis in particular, forces us to ask why there has not been a more successful resistance against it.
  131. Jay-Livermore Falls Working Class History Project: Pain on Their Faces
    Testimonies on the Paper Mill Strike, Jay, Manie, 1987-1988

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    An accourt of an epic struggle by workers and their community against a powerful and aggressive corporation -- a strike by 1,250 workers against the International Paper Company in Jay, Maine, in 1987-88. Over 40- testimonies by strikers and their supporters explain in their own words the significance of this struggle for themselves, their families, their community and future generations.
  132. Jayawardena, Kumari: Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    This book reconstructs the little-known history of those political struggles women launched in Asia and the Middle East from the late 19th century onwards. The author challenges the view that feminism is a foreign ideology currently being imposed on Third World countries. She also brings back into the mainstream of history those women who played a part in the national liberation and revolutionary movements of their countries.
  133. Jaycox, Mark M.: Three Leaks, Three Weeks, and What We've Learned About the US Government's Other Spying Authority: Executive Order 12333
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The National Security Agency has been siphoning off data from the links between Yahoo and Google data centers, which include the fiber optic connections between company servers at various points around the world. While the user may have an encrypted connection to the website, the internal data flows were not encrypted and allowed the NSA to obtain millions of records each month, including both metadata and content like audio, video and text.
  134. Jefferson, Thomas: Declaration of Independence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1776
    The document in which the 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.
  135. Jeffery, Suzanne: Up against the clock: Climate, social movements and Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The time frame is incredibly short. The problem is not one for future generations but for our generation, those of us who are alive now. If we continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions at the rate we have been we will have used up the carbon needed to take us to 2°C warming in the next 30 years.
  136. Jeffrey, Patricia: Frogs in a Well
    Indian Women in Purdah

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    Frogs in a Well is a case study of women at one of India's most sacred Muslim shrines- that of the Sufi saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. It is essentially a study of women living in strict purdah. Their situation is so different from that familiar to most non-Muslims today that it is difficult to grasp either the rationale for purdah or the social forces that perpetuate it. This book is an analysis of these forces, within the context of a delicate portrayal of the women's way of life.
  137. Jehu-Appiah, Ali-Masmadi: Seed freedom!
    A last chance to thwart the great African seed grab

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Nineteen African nations meet this week (July 2015) in Arusha, Tanzania, to finalise a 'plant protection' protocol that would open up the continent's seeds to corporate interests, taking away farmers' rights to grow, improve, sell and exchange their traditional seeds, while allowing commercial breeders to make free use of the biodiversity in traditional seeds to sell them back to farmers in 'improved' form.
  138. Jelly-Schapiro, Eli: Can We Live and Eat Too?
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    In 1579, the fleet of British explorer Sir Francis Drake met the coast of what we now call California. Drake, who would dub his discovery “New Albion” (Albion being the Latin name for Britain), thought he had happened upon an island. Though the source of California’s present-day name is obscure, at least one etymological theory suggests that Drake was not alone in imagining the place as a world apart; the first literary reference to “California,” in a 1510 novel by Spanish writer García Ordóñez de Montalvo, Las Sergas de Esplandián, depicts an island in the Pacific inhabited by Amazonian women.
  139. Jenkins, Colin: Colin Kaepernick: Patriotism and the Owning Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    National Football League player Colin Kaepernick takes a stand for human rights by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem prior to football games.
  140. Jenkins, Gareth: Shakespeare belongs to us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We don’t know a great deal about William Shakespeare’s life. The records are scant and, in the absence of personal testimony, we know nothing of his intimate feelings or thoughts.
  141. Jenkins, Gareth; Karayianni, Despina: Manoeuvres from above, movements from below: Greece under Tsipras
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Syriza left is at a crossroads. For all the belief that Syriza is a different kind of party, one that transcends the division between reform and revolution and therefore should be the home for the entire left, its left faces exactly the same problem as the reformist left in social democracy -- the trap of impotence. This article is written in the spirit of offering an alternative, around which the left as a whole can unite.
  142. Jenkins, Mick; Foster, John: The general strike of 1842
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A detailed history of the UK Chartist general strike of 1842 against pay cuts and for universal male suffrage.
  143. Jenkins, Phil: Fields of Vision
    A Journey to Canada's Family Farms

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  144. Jenkins, Robin: Exploitation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    Jenkins argues that the conventional approaches to international relations, aid and development are a sham that is all the more unforgivable because they pretend to be scientific and objective when in fact they are a series of compounded lies in defence of the status quo.
  145. Jenkins, Robin: Food for Wealth or Health
    Towards Equality in Health

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  146. Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.: Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
    The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
  147. Jensen, Derrick: Excerpts from Endgame: Pacifism  
    Part 1 of 3

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Derrick Jensen looks at the main arguments normally presented by pacifists and examines them to see if they make any sense.
  148. Jensen, Derrick: Forget Shorter Showers 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Why personal change does not equal political change.
  149. Jensen, Derrick: Side with the Living
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A note to those who would demonize nature.
  150. Jensen, Derrick: World at Gunpoint
    Or, what's wrong with the simplicity movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Global warming (or global climate catastrophe, as some rightly call it), as terrifying as it is, isn't first and foremost a threat. It's a consequence. we'll have a better chance of succeeding if we recognize it as a predictable (at this point) result of burning oil and gas, of deforestation, of dam construction, of industrial agriculture, and so on. The real threat is all of these.
  151. Jensen, Derrick; McBay, Aric; Keith, Lierre: Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    The authors maintain that industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can't fix it, and shopping — no matter how green — won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful. It provides an exploration of organizational structures, recruitment, security, and target selection for both aboveground and underground action. Deep Green Resistance also discusses a culture of resistance and the crucial support role that it can play.
  152. Jensen, Robert: Can Journalism Schools Be Relevant In A World On The Brink?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The best of our students are worried not just about whether they can find a job after graduation but also whether those jobs will allow them to contribute to shaping a decent future for a world on the brink.
  153. Jensen, Robert: Journalism’s Search for Metaphor and Meaning
    Barking Dogs and Sinking Ships

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Journalists often aren’t alert watchdogs, but limiting the profession to the role of a barking dog is a dead-end anyway.
  154. Jeong, Seongjin: The Economy in a World of Trouble
    Against The Current vol. 139

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    interview with Robert Brenner.
  155. Jernazian, Ephraim K.: Judgment unto Truth
    An Armenian Memory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Jernazian was born in Turkish Armenia in 1890 and lived there until he was forced to flee in 1922. This autobriography tells of a way of life in those years now destroyed forever. His sensitive and engrossing account weaves together his personal experiences with the history of his people at the end of the Ottoman Empire. He bears witness to the treatment of the Armenian people and their desperate defence.
  156. Jervey, Ben: Fossil Fuel Industry's Global Climate Science Communications Plan in Action: Polluting the Classroom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Fossil Fuel Industry promotes a plan in U.S. schools to address global climate change. Their plan includes denial, doubt and promoting the merits of fossil fuel.
  157. Jewell, Gary: Letter - The quoting urge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
    A reader submits a collection of quotes from Bakunin.
  158. Jewell, Gary: What Bakunin said (Jewell)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    Letter quoting Bakunin.
  159. Jewish Coalition for the Bedouin of Um al-Hiran and Atir: Don't build Jew-only towns on the rubble of Bedouin villages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel's government is now free to expel 1,200 of its Bedouin citizens from their 'unrecognised' villages in the Negev desert, following a Supreme Court decision not to hear their appeal. Now only one thing can save the Bedouin, their communities and their way of life: an international outcry.
  160. Jilani, Zaid: Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Requisition Homes of the Rich for Fire Survivors — Like Churchill Did in WWII
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has a bold proposal to house the survivors of a devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower apartment complex in empty luxury homes.
  161. Jilani, Zaid: Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Bush was anything but a friend of the press during his presidency. Maybe he didn’t demonize it as much as Trump does -- but he actively manipulated it and bullied it far worse and far more effectively than Trump has, much of it in the service of selling his marquee policy: the war in Iraq.
  162. Jilani, Zaid; LaChance, Naomi: Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America -- and Being Threatened for It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Students are being threatened with punishment for not participating in rituals surrounding the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance -- and they are fighting back. Since NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in August to protest oppression of people of colour, many Americans, particularly professional athletes and students, have followed suit. But their constitutional right to engage in such gestures of dissent is not always being respected.
  163. Jim Kirkwood: South African Education Project Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
    The United Church of Canada, through its Division of World Outreach, recently created the South African Education Project (SAEP).
  164. Jim Messerschmidt: Trial of Leonard Peletier
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    An examination of Peletier's role in the American Indian Movement, his struggle to protect the rights and land of his people and the history and role of the FBI. Messerschmidt traces the evolution of the FBI as an organization whose purpose is to disrupt and destabilize any organizations real or imagined that are a threat to American capitalism.
  165. Jisheng, Yang: Tombstone
    The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A look at 'the great famine', a concealed result of the Great Leap Forward in China.
  166. Jivani, Y; Steeburgen, C; Mitchellm C. (eds.): Girlhood
    Redefining the Limits

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    A collection of essays on girls. It examines girl culture, and the multi-faceted nature of girls' lived experiences. It also looks at "girl" power and the highly commercially lucrative and sexualized culture. The authors examine racism, girlhood gangs, sexuality, chatrooms, the politics of girlhood style and identity formation.The essays cover the many changing and complex aspects of girls in the 21st century.
  167. Joan: Land concentration, land grabbing and people's struggles in Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The hidden scandal of how a few big private business entities have gained control of ever-greater areas of European land. How these land elites have been actively supported by a huge injection of public funds -- at a time when all other public funding is being subjected to massive cuts.
  168. Joffe, Nadezhda A.; Translated from the Russian by Frederick S. Choate: Back in Time My Life, My Fate, My Epoch
    The Memoirs of Nadezhda A. Joffe

    Resource Type: Book
    The author of these memoirs is the daughter of the well-known Bolshevik, Adolf Abramovich Joffe, a good friend of both Lenin and Trotsky.
  169. Johanna, Brenner: Selling Sexual Services: A Socialist Feminist Perspective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The current debate about sex work among feminists generates more heat than light. Accusations of bad faith fly back and forth across the two sides, research findings are mobilized to undercut the other side even when the research itself is limited by its methods and scope, different sex worker voices are authorized by each side as either genuine or manipulated, depending on whose position those voices seem to support.
  170. Johar, Gagandeep: Woman Leads Tribals Against World's Steel Maker
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The fight against the world's biggest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, is being waged from a tiny tea stall in Ranchi, eastern India.
  171. John Howard Society: Perspectives on Canadian Drug Policy Volume 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    A symposium of articles on issues of drug addiction and treatment in Canada. Articles include "Substance Abuse and Crime," "Canada's Drug Laws: Prohibition Is Not the Answer," and "Drug Policy in Canada: War if Neccessary But Not Neccessarily War."
  172. John McMurtry: Decoding Harper's Terror Game beneath the Masks and Diversions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canada's history. On the world stage, he is the servant of Big Oil boiling oil out of tar-sands to destroy major river systems and pollute the planet with dirty oil, while his attack dog John Baird leads the warmongering and bullying of nations like Iran and Syria.
  173. Johns, Steven: The Iceland women's strike, 1975
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A short history of the strike, or day off, by the of women in Iceland for equality with men on 24 October, 1975.
  174. Johns, Steven: The Thiaroye massacre, 1944
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.
  175. Johnson, Adam: Big Papers Want Foreign Companies, Not War Crime Victims, to Sue US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The editorial boards of the US’s four most influential newspapers joined President Barack Obama in opposition to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a bill that makes suing Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks markedly easier.
  176. Johnson, Adam: Down the Memory Hole: NYT Erases CIA's Efforts to Overthrow Syria's Government
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    FAIR has noted before how America's well-documented clandestine activities in Syria have been routinely ignored when the corporate media discuss the Obama administration's "hands-off" approach to the four-and-a-half-year-long conflict.
  177. Johnson, Adam: Election Meddling
    Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Describing the contradictions in media coverage of, and attitudes toward, outside meddling in US elections versus US interference in foreign elections.
  178. Johnson, Adam: Some Pundits Think the Solution to Right-Wing Populism Is Less Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The core orthodoxies of neoliberalism are under attack by populist forces, and commentators are scrambling for a response. Some are suggesting more left-wing red meat. Others, a moment of self-reflection. But a number of pundits are doing that most noxious of political commentary pastimes -- equating right and left responses to the failures of globalization and advocating that "elites" should fight back against the forces of inconvenient democracy.
  179. Johnson, Alan: The Power of Nonsense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Slavoj Žižek's diagnosis of late capitalism is of genuine interest. His remedies, however -- dictatorship and terror -- are a disgrace.
  180. Johnson, Allan G.: The Myth of Peaceful Protest
    The Patronizing Intransigence of Power

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Johnson discusses how peaceful protest is depicted as the way to speak out, and any kind of disorder or defiance of authority is presented not only unacceptable, but unnecessary.
  181. Johnson, Cedric: Class War in the Confederacy
    Why Free State of Jones Matters

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Free State of Jones may well be the most politically important film about the civil war and its aftermath to appear in a quarter century. Free State of Jones is a proper antidote to identitarian thinking, which has mystified popular understandings of the past, and how we approach political action in the present. In contrast to the prevailing view among so many nowadays that racism has always been and continues to be the main barrier to any progressive left politics, this film reminds us of a more complex history, where anti-slavery politics, Radical Republicanism and mass action created the short-lived progress of Reconstruction.
  182. Johnson, Cedric: An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Liberals Who Love Him
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ta-Nehisi Coates recently criticized the Bernie Sanders campaign for Sanders’ pessimism regarding black reparations for slavery and Jim Crow segregation. When asked during a campaign event whether he would support reparations, Sanders responded with characteristic bluntness, saying that "its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil," before adding that a push for formal reparations for slavery would be politically divisive.
  183. Johnson, Chalmers: Why the US has really gone broke
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    There is an enormous anomaly in the U.S. economy above and beyond the subprime mortgage crisis, the housing bubble and the prospect of recession: 60 years of misallocation of resources, and borrowings, to the establishment and maintenance of a military-industrial complex as the basis of the nation's economic life.
  184. Johnson, Daniel: Winstanley’s Ecology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Largely forgotten for much of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the communist thought of Winstanley was rediscovered by German and Russian Marxists in the late nineteenth century.
  185. Johnson, Donald: Debunking the 2 claims: anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, and BDS unfairly singles out Israel 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author points out the falsehoods surrounding the two most common claims by those who oppose actions in support of Palestinian rights.
  186. Johnson, Glen: Lakeland Environmental and Agricultural Protection Society
    Organization profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1979
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    Lakeland Environmental and Agricultural Protection Society (LEAPS) is largely an umbrella organization, with an initial membership of over 200 people involved in opposing the Cold Lake Oil Sands project as proposed by Imperial Oil.
  187. Johnson, Jake: Blame the Neoliberals: Democrats' Toxic Ideology Paved the Way for Trump
    How corporate centrism has failed to defeat even the most incompetent figurehead of the nativist right

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt. Neoliberalism, the party's driving force, is toxic, and it has failed not only much of the United States, but also much of the world, driving wealth into the hands of the few. Without a populist left offering an ambitious alternative to the status quo, the nativist right has thrived.
  188. Johnson, Jimmy: The Boomerang Is Almost Home
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    It should never be forgotten that while colonization, with its techniques and its political and juridical weapons, obviously transported European models to other continents, it also had a considerable boomerang effect on the mechanisms of power in the West, and on the apparatuses, institutions, and techniques of power.
  189. Johnson, Jimmy: The Secret Secret
    Of Wikileaks and Literacy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret prisons, air strikes, etc.), our collective behavior towards other nations and peoples (foreign policy discussions) and more are often obscured by state secrecy. Like the medieval clergy, those holding classified clearances are the sole legitimate interpreters of the 'really important' knowledge. In effect, they are a caste that guides our political and technological cosmologies.
  190. Johnson, Jimmy: Tear Down These Walls - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Review of "Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel" by Reece Jones.
  191. Johnson, Jimmy: Zionism's Many "Returns"
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Zionist historians — like their counterparts in Australia, South Africa, the United States and other settler societies — hold the dispossession of the Palestinian people to be extraneous to their general history, rather than the integral part that it is. Studying Israel’s foundational myths and historiography through the lens of comparative settler colonialism allows Gabriel Piterberg to keep the Palestinian half of the relational history ever present.
  192. Johnson, Kirsten: The Above
    Field of Vision

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    In Kirsten Johnson’s The Above a U.S. military surveillance balloon floats on a tether high above Kabul, Afghanistan. Its capacities are both highly classified and deeply mysterious.
  193. Johnson, Laura C.; Barnhorst, Dick (ed.): Children, Families and Public Policy in the 90s
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  194. Johnson, Leo A.: Poverty in Wealth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A critique of existing poverty research in Canada.
  195. Johnson, Leo A.: Poverty in Wealth
    The Capitalist Labour Market and Income Distribution in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  196. Johnson, Lorraine: Green Future
    How to Make a World of Difference

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  197. Johnson, Martha (Editor): Lore
    Capturing Traditional Environmental Knowledge

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  198. Johnson, Nick: The Dangers of Salting Under Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Johnson analyzes the legal rights that a labour union 'salt' has -- or doesn't have -- in the wake of the anti-union of the U.S. government.
  199. Johnson, Ragina; Ward, Brian: The Blossoming of Idle No More
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The First Nations-led movement Idle No More emerged in Canada in December 2012 to protest legislation that threatened both the rights of First Nations and environmental protections. The movement has since spread into the U.S. and beyond – and has become one of the central voices in the struggle for Indigenous and ecological justice.
  200. Johnson, Richard: The French Communist Party versus the Students
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    Why was the French Communist Party hostile to the student rebellion in May-June 1968, when one might have expected a revolutionary party to support a revolutionary movement? Richard Johnson shows that the events of May-June 1968 are proof of the ultimately unbridgeable gap between contemporary communism and revolutionary thought and action.
  201. Johnson, Walter: River of Dark Dreams
    Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    When Jefferson acquired the Louisiana Territory, he envisioned an "empire for liberty" populated by self-sufficient white farmers. Cleared of Native Americans and the remnants of European empires by Andrew Jackson, the Mississippi Valley was transformed instead into a booming capitalist economy commanded by wealthy planters, powered by steam engines, and dependent on the coerced labour of slaves. River of Dark Dreams places the Cotton Kingdom at the center of worldwide webs of exchange and exploitation that extended across oceans and drove an insatiable hunger for new lands.
  202. Johnson, Walter: Working in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    This book is a collection of experiences written by workers, or based on interviews with them, about what they do and feel on a day to day basis and what they think needs to be done to change their condition and that of other working people.
  203. Johnson, William: Anglophobie: Made in Quebec
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    Johnson, an Ottawa-based columnist for the Montreal Gazzette, argues in this work that French Quebec's literary and intellectual traditions were characterized by anglophobia, a fear and mistrust of Engish-speaking people, which still lies at the root of the separatist movement.
  204. Johnston, Diana: Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Everyone claims to want to end the war in Syria and restore peace to the Middle East. Well, almost everyone.
  205. Johnston, Jeff: Land Trusts: Land Held in Common
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1994
    With land trusts, we can ensure that the land is used the way we believe it should be used (or not used at all). With land trusts, we can ensure that human beings left behind in the race for corporate profits have a roof over their heads that no bureacrat or business interests can take away from them.
  206. Johnstone, Alan: Keeping It In The Human Family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What socialists set out to prove is that not only has "human nature" changed many times in the past but that there is no such thing as a static human nature. We are products of our environment, particularly of the economic system in which we live.
  207. Johnstone, Alan: We’re A’ Jock Tamson's Bairns*
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A nation is not a natural community that existed before the state, but that it's the other way round: the state existed first and then proceeded to impose on those it ruled over the idea that they formed a “nation”.
  208. Johnstone, Diana: The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. And why is that?
  209. Johnstone, Diana: Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sanctions by the U.S. Congress which aims to distance relations with Russia may also have a crippling effect on European banks, particularly those in Germany and France.
  210. Johnstone, Diana: European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unification of Europe has brought about radical new divisions within Europe. The most significant split is between the people and their political leaders.
  211. Johnstone, Diana: Fools' Crusade 
    Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    Diana Johnstone's study demonstrates that a crucial moment in establishing in the public mind - and above all, within the political context of liberalism and the left - the legitimacy of such interventions was the "humanitarian" bombing of the former Yugoslavia in 1999.
  212. Johnstone, Diana: The Good Intentions That Pave the Road to War
    R2P and Genocide Prevention

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  213. Johnstone, Diana: Here's the Key Question in the Libyan War
    As the "Humanitarian Warriors" Gloat...

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    My principal opposition to this recent war is precisely that, at a time when even some in Washington were hesitant, the "humanitarian interventionists", with their sophistic pretense of "protecting innocent civilians", have fed and encouraged this monster by offering it "the low-hanging fruit" of an easy victory in Libya. This has made the struggle to bring a semblance of peace and sanity to the world even more difficult than it was already.
  214. Johnstone, Diana: International Injustice: the Conviction of Radovan Karadzic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last Thursday, news reports were largely devoted to the March 22, 2016 Brussels terror bombings and the US primary campaigns. And so little attention was paid to the verdict of the International Criminal Tribunal for (former) Yugoslavia (ICTY) finding Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of every crime it could come up with, including "genocide".
  215. Johnstone, Diana: Is Socialism Really Dead in Europe?
    After the German Elections

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    With over 12 percent of the vote, the Left Party became Germany's fourth strongest, just ahead of the Greens. This was a promising score, considering the way the mildly left Left Party has been ostracized by media and the political class as though it were a reincarnation of the Bolsheviks. For the media, a party calling for a minimum wage and a pullout from Afghanistan is the "hard left" not fit to be associated with. The SPD and the Greens stressed that they would never consider a coalition with such disreputable folk.
  216. Johnstone, Diana: The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, in the form of the European Union (EU), and national sovereignty.
  217. Johnstone, Diana: Nuclear Weapons Ban? What Needs to be Banned Is U.S. Arrogance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Nuclear disarmament will be possible only when leaders in Washington recognize that other peoples also have a right and a will to live.
  218. Johnstone, Diana: Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power
    FBI Versus FIFA

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The United States claims the right to impose its laws on other countries and on organizations and individuals in those countries. It claims the sole right to decide what is right and wrong, what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. The U.S. mostly ignores the rampant corruption in and around its own government and corporate sector, while going after rivals and enemies in other countries.
  219. Johnstone, Diana: The Servility of the Satellites
    The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Recent revelations confirm the completion of the transformation of the "Western democracies" into something else, an entity that as yet has no recognized name. The outrage against the Bolivian President confirmed that this trans-Atlantic entity has absolutely no respect for international law, even though its leaders will make use of it when it suits them. But respect it, allow it to impede their actions in any way? Certainly not. And this disrespect for the law is linked to a more basic institutional change: the destruction of effective democracy at the national level.
  220. Johnstone, Diana: The Single Party French State … as the Majority of Voters Abstain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The victory of Macron's personal party, la République En Marche (REM), with an absolute majority of 350 out of 577 seats in the National Assembly, has bled the two traditional governing parties, the Republicans and the Socialists.
  221. Johnstone, Diana: Terrorist Attacks in Paris: Can Tragedy Bring Change?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Paris has now suffered the sort of attacks that are familiar to Beirut or to Russia. The big question is: what next? Will this fear cause people to wake up to reality and think clearly?
  222. Johnstone, Diana: Ukraine and Yugoslavia
    When Will Americans Come to Their Senses?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Much of public opinion seems to accept the notion that the villain of the Russia-Ukraine story is the Russian president, who is accused of engaging in unprovoked aggression against Crimea – even though he was responding to one of the most blatant provocations in history. Johnstone outlines why this is not the case.
  223. Johnstone, Diana: Washington’s Frozen War Against Russia
    Frack the EU!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    For over a year, the United States has played out a scenario designed to (1) reassert U.S. control over Europe by blocking E.U. trade with Russia, (2) bankrupt Russia, and (3) get rid of Vladimir Putin and replace him with an American puppet, like the late drunk, Boris Yeltsin.
  224. Johnstone, Diana: Why Israel Needs Anti-Semitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It would be ironic indeed if fear of Muslim neighbors in Paris suburbs should lead French Jews to move to a country totally surrounded by millions of hostile Muslim neighbours.
  225. Johnstone, Diana: Why the French Hate Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Chomsky's criticism is laden with facts, a substance that seems to elicit ennui among contemporary French thinkers. No doubt the importance of the essay in the French educational system has bred a world of 'philosophers' whose skill at manipulating fact-free ideas was the guarantee of a distinguished career. If the social object is to entertain, then the French school reaches its goal -- mystification is often far more entertaining than straightforward descriptions of reality. On the other hand, if the object is to help readers reach their own understanding of reality, especially political reality, then their first need is to be provided with the basic relevant facts, which most people do not have time to ascertain through their own research. Thus Chomsky is useful to citizens by providing them with the raw material to develop their own ideas in a way that the purveyors of ready-made but flimsily supported ideas are not.
  226. Johnstone, Diane: US Uses Past Crimes to Legalize Future Ones
    Justifying the Unjustifiable

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The liberal warhawks are groping around for a pretext they can call “legal” for waging war against Syria, and have come up with the 1999 “Kosovo war”.
  227. Johnstone, Roy: Our Little Victory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986   Published: 1987
    It took an issue like Litton to get us working together, and in our little victory we can take a great deal of pride. We were lied to, threatened, denied information and harassed, all in an unsuccessful effort to discredit us as "ignorant" and "of the enemy." American-inspired militarism has mastered the means by which its opposition in this way becomes popularly misinterpreted. It is worthwhile to look at some aspects of the work of The Island Way which enabled the groups to be a credible opposition.
  228. Jolin, Louis; Brodeur, Pierre; Cote, Daniel; Levesque, Paul-Emile; Bellefleur, Michel; Bouchard, Ger: Des Mythes Sportifs
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  229. Joll, James: Bakunin and the great schism
    Chapter IV for The Anarchists, by James Joll

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    It was Bakunin who gave later anarchists an example of anarchist fervour in action; and it was Bakunin who showed how great was the difference in theory and practice between anarchist doctrine and the communism of Marx, and thus made explicit the split in the international revolutionary movement. Bakunin, too, more than any of his contemporaries, linked the revolutionary movement in Russia with that of the rest of Europe, and derived from it a belief in the virtues of violence for its own sake and a confidence in the technique of terrorism which was to influence many other revolutionaries besides anarchists.
  230. Joly, Jeremy: Indigenous peoples in Latin America fight to safeguard their knowledge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Equal Times met up with William Park just a few months after he had completed a project of mammoth proportions: a 500-page encyclopaedia compiling, in collaboration with the community, a large portion of their medical knowledge. "The aim is to help the community to preserve and pass on their knowledge without it being pillaged by foreign businesses. If they decide to share it one day, that is their choice. It isn't up to us to decide for them," explains the specialist in sustainable agriculture.
  231. Joncas, Graham: Mistranslating Marx? The "idiocy of rural life"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    One often hears the criticism that Marxism was from the beginning an extreme modernizing philosophy that looked with complete disdain on rural existence. Did not Marx himself in The Communist Manifesto, it is frequently asked, refer to "the idiocy of rural life"? Here a misconception has arisen through the mistranslation of a single word in the English translation of the Manifesto. In fact, Marx's criticism of the isolation of rural life then had to do with the antithesis of town and country under capitalism as expressed throughout his work.
  232. Jones, Andrew Jerell: Video of Shooting Caught Police Propaganda Machine in Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A video supplied to The New York Times, showing the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott at the hands of a South Carolina police officer, appears on first viewing to be the latest example of an unarmed black person killed unnecessarily by a white cop.
  233. Jones, Derek: Censorship
    A World Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    Censorship: A World Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive view of censorship, from Ancient Egypt to those modern societies that claim to have abolished the practice. For each country in the world, the history of censorship is described and placed in context, and the media censored are examined: art, cyberspace, literature, music, the press, popular culture, radio, television, and the theatre, not to mention the censorship of language, the most fundamental censorship of all. Also included are surveys of major controversies and chronicles of resistance.Censorship will be an essential reference work for students of the many subjects touched by censorship and for all those who are interested in the history of and contemporary fate of freedom of expression.
  234. Jones, E.: The CIO: From reform to reaction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    In popular mythology, the CIO was a revolutionary union in the tradition of the IWW. In actuality, the CIO was created by those opposed to the kind of working class self-activity best embodied in the U.S. by the IWW. This article by E. Jones, from Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal (number 6; n.d.; c. 1970s), critiques the CIO's reactionary role in containing class struggle militancy.
  235. Jones, Ed: Five reasons why we don’t have a free and independent press in the UK and what we can do about it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Exposes the power structures and entities that exert influence over the UK press, and proposes ways that influence might be subverted.
  236. Jones, Evan: Ancillary Lessons from Brexit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Apart from the substantive issues for the European elites of the Brexit referendum victory, two ancillary lessons have been thrust upon us, if we were not already wise to them. One, the contemptible character of the mainstream media. Two, the crucial importance of historical understanding.
  237. Jones, Evan: The Pariah State 
    A Short History of Israeli Impunity

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Hasbara has elevated the manipulation of language to a new plateau. This is a qualitative leap. Moving beyond the difficulty of seeing the stye in our own eye, the Hasbara upends linguistic conventions. Black becomes white, evil is translated into righteousness. Victims of murderous ethnic cleansing become terrorists. The conventions of language go completely out the door. Mass murder is self defense. The Great Wall is a barrier or a mere fence. Land grabs are voluntary relocations into disputed territories.
  238. Jones, Jenny: Keep our front gardens green!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It's time to halt the loss of the nation's front gardens to dreary paving, writes Jenny Jones. Green gardens protect against floods, provide homes for wildlife, keep cities cool in summer, and help us all feel happier. Now, with 7 million gardens already paved over, we must protect those that remain.
  239. Jones, Keith: Five years since Canada's constitutional coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Five years ago today, Canada’s Conservative government used the arbitrary powers of the un-elected governor-general to shut down Canada’s parliament so as to prevent the opposition parties from defeating the government in a non-confidence vote.
  240. Jones, Lynne: States of Change
    A Central European Diary, Autumn 1989

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A first hand and day to day account of Jones' travels through the GDR, Cxechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland in 1989.
  241. Jones, Mary (Mother Jones): The Autobiography of Mother Jones
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1925
    In spite of oppressors, in spite of false leaders, in spite of labor's own lack of understanding of its needs, the cause of the worker continues onward.
  242. Jones, Owen: Chavs
    The Demonization of the Working Class

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    An analysis of Britain's working class and the sociopolitical attitudes regarding them.
  243. Jones, Polly: WTO is back. And this time, no more Mr Nice Guy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Overtaken by massive regional trade agreements like TPP, TTIP, CETA and TINA, the World Trade Organisation has slipped into the background. But this week it's back with a vengeance, with its first big meeting in two years. The US's plan is to globalise the investment protection regime set out in the TTP, and open a new era of corporate rule and the eradication of democracy.
  244. Jones, Rob: Bloodshed in Kiev
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Rob Jones looks at the different forces behind the Ukraine crisis.
  245. Jones, Sebastian: The Right's Fringe Festival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Milling around the crowd, it was impossible to miss the references to issues as disparate as blocking investigations of CIA torture, promoting assault weapons and God "judging" America for homosexuality. Confederate flags were flown, Obama was told to "go back to Kenya," and so forth and so on. The crowd itself was almost exclusively white--and its members had come to get their country back.
  246. Jones, William P.: Something to Offer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Eugene V. Debs was one of the country's most prominent socialists when the socialist movement was a major force in American politics. Unlike many in his party, Eugene V. Debs believed the struggle for black equality was critical to realizing the promise of socialism.
  247. Jonna, R. Jamil; Bellamy Foster, John: Marx's Theory of Working-Class Precariousness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the last decade and a half the concept of worker precariousness has gained renewed currency among social scientists. This trend grew more pronounced after the Great Financial Crisis of 2007–2009, which left in its wake a period of deep economic stagnation that still persists in large parts of the global economy. Most scholars define precariousness by reference to what workers lack, including such factors as: ready access to paid employment, protection from arbitrary firing, possibility for advancement, long-term job stability, adequate safety, development of new skills, living wages, and union representation.
  248. Jopp, Jennifer: Debunking Columbus
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    “I knew it couldn’t be true!” exclaimed my then eleven-year-old daughter when I explained the premise of Restall’s book. “The Ancients knew that the earth was round,” she continued, “so Columbus could not have been the only one.”
  249. Jopp, Jennifer: For the Love of Country?
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Visited once again by the vultures of patriotism and gnawing anxieties about the nature of our republic, we are falling into a renewed debate about our peculiar brand of patriotism. Investing symbols and rituals with meaning others find puzzling, we adorn our automobiles with yellow decals, sport flag lapel pins, and require school children to daily swear allegiance to the state.
  250. Jopp, Jennifer: John Brown, Abolitionist
    Against The Current vol. 119

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Why do some people take literally the admonitions of our faiths, both religious and secular? We are all advised to “do unto others.” We all hear, from early childhood, that “all men are created equal.” Yet, not all of us abide by these “faiths of our fathers.”
  251. Jopp, Jennifer: U.S. Law: Religious or Secular?
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    “The Founding Fathers,” my fundamentalist Christian friend once declared to me in the midst of a rather heated argument, “were Christians and created a Christian country.” “No, you’ve got it all wrong,” I sputtered and hastened to explain, “Jefferson was a Deist.”
  252. Jordan, Joel: Peer Review and the New Teacher Unionism: Mutual Support or Policing?
    Against The Current vol. 82

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    This spring, the California state legislature passed a bill sponsored by the newly elected governor, Democrat Gray Davis, making California the first state to mandate peer review in every school district. Until then, the handful of established peer review programs scattered around the country had been the products of local teacher union and district bargaining.
  253. Jordan, Joel: Unions Confront A Restructured Industry
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    As the strike/lockout of 70,000 grocery and food workers throughout Southern and Central California stretches into its third month, union workers in and out of the food industry understand how pivotal it is.
  254. Jordan, Joel: What the Grocery Defeat Means
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Exhausted and broke after four-and-a-half months on the picket line, Southern California grocery workers voted overwhelmingly on February 28-29 to accept a two-tier wage and benefits system with a cap on employers' contributions to the health care benefits plan.
  255. Jordan, Joel: A Witness to Destroying Schools
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Book Review of "Schoolhouse Shams: Myths and Misinformation in School Reform" by Peter Downs.
  256. Jordan, Joel; Brenner, Robert: Elections & the Democrats
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Revolutionary socialist political strategy is based on the fundamental idea of working class self-emancipation. This means that working people and the oppressed can generate the power they need to change the world only through collective self-mobilization and class self-organization.
  257. Jordan, John: Emerging Co-operatives in Ontario
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    Summary of information collected after visiting over 600 co-operative groups in Ontario.
  258. Jordan, John E.; Quarter, Jack: Worker Co-operatives
    Working Papers Vol. 2 No. 6

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    An introduction to the principles and practical considerations of forming worker co-operatives.
  259. Jordan, Tim: Activism!
    Direct action, hacktivism and the future of society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    Many schools of thought assert that Western culture has never been more politically apathetic. Tim Jordan's Activism! refutes this claim.Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape.
  260. Jordan, Z.A.: The Origins of Dialectical Materialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1967
    The myth that Karl Marx formulated a fully worked-out method and philosophical system called “dialectical materialism” is the core claim of Marxism, but it has no basis at all in the writings of Karl Marx and but a slim basis in the writings of Frederick Engels. It is widely recognised now that Marx was not a philosopher and the term “dialectical materialism” was invented after his death.
  261. Jordan,Will;Radhakrishnan,Rahul: Mossad contradicted Netanyahu on Iran nuclear programme
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Spy cables reveal that Mossad concluded that Iran was not producing nuclear weapons, even though Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the UN the opposite.
  262. jorgbudrovich: Make Sure You Don't Fall: Perspectives on the Recent Social Agitation in Chile, Part One
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Discontent and rage have always been there, but while Social Democracy was in power, the supporters of the regime -- well placed in the open spaces for action and thought in high schools, universities and companies -- were able to use them to channel protests into directions that did not endanger the political credibility of the ruling parties.
  263. Joseph, Helen: Side By Side
    Resource Type: Book
    This is the story of Helen Joseph, one of the most famous South African women to campaign against apartheid. One of the accused in the infamous Treason Trial of the 1950s, and the first person to be placed under house arrest, she continues despite bannings, jail, and police harassment to campaign tirelessly for freedom and justice for all people in South Africa. A deeply moving account of her 30 years' involvement in the struggle of the South African people.
  264. Joseph, Peniel E: Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour
    A Narrative History of Black Power in America

    Resource Type: Book
    Examines the Black Panther movement: its grass root political origins, its complicated history with the civil rights movement and the societal factors that fueled it. In separate sections Peniel documents its early beginnings and the reasons for its decline.He investigates the cultural impact the Panthers had on American culture and its diagnosis of American injustice and the difficulty of connecting theory and practice.
  265. Joseph, Shirley: The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement--An Overview
    Resource Type: Article
    The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement - An Overview is a booklet produced by the United Native Nations, an organization dedicated to developing a community-based voice for status and non-status Indians in British Columbia.
  266. Joshi, Barbara (ed.): Untouchable!
    Voices of a Liberation Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Over 100 million Indians today are Dalits ("Untouchables"). This volume comprises a unique collection of writings by Dalit authors - political activists, social scientists, journalists, and others. They demonstrate that Untouchability is an everyday social reality in India, and that Dalits are not passively accepting their fate: a large and diverse movement of resistance is taking shape.
  267. Joya, Angela; Bond, Patrick; El-Amine, Rmai; Hanieh, Adam; Henaway, Mostafa: The Arab Revolts Against Neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  268. Joyce, Sean Arthur: Laying the Children's Ghosts to Rest
    Canada's Home Children in the West

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Between 1869 and the early 1930s more than 100,000 children were rounded up from the streets of Britain to be used as labourers in Canadian homes; often little more than slaves. Today there are two million or more descendants of what were derisively known in Canada as 'home children'. Writer and journalist Sean Arthur Joyce was shocked to learn in middle age that he was one of those descendants.
  269. Judson, Stephanie; Paul, Paula J.: A Manual on Nonviolence and Children
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977   Published: 1984
    The authors felt that an important way of building a peaceful world would be to develop a program for young children. It would help children and their caregivers develop non-violent attitudes and skills.
  270. Judt, Tony: Ill Fares The Land
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
  271. Juhasz, Antonia: Thirty Million Gallons Under the Sea
    Following the trail of BP's oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    One morning in March of last year, I set out from Gulfport, Mississippi, on a three-week mission aboard the U.S. Navy research vessel Atlantis.
  272. Juliao, Francisco: Cambao - The Yoke
    The Hidden Face of Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    The story of the Peasant League in 1955, organized to fight against the oppression of the peasants.
  273. Jundi, Sami al; Marlowe, Jen: The Hour of Sunlight
    One Palestinian's Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Traces al Jundi's evolution from Palestinian militant to prisoner to peacemaker.
  274. Juno, Andrea; Vale, V.: Pranks!
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    A prank is a "trick, a mischievous act, a ludicrous act." Although not regarded as poetic or artistic acts, pranks constitute an art form and genre in themselves. Here pranksters such as Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Monte Cazazza, Jello Biafra, Earth First!, Joe Coleman, Karen Finley, John Waters and Henry Rollins (and more) challenge the sovereign authority of words, images and behavioral convention.