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  1. L'Ouverture, Toussaint: Memoir of General Toussaint L'Ouverture
    Written by Himself

    Resource Type: Book
  2. La Botz, Dan: The Battle for Democracy in Mexico
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The Mexican people won a battle for democracy this past spring when massive demonstrations — the largest in Mexico’s tumultuous history — prevented President Vicente Fox from making Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador ineligible to run for president in 2006. The defeat of Fox on this issue was a victory for the Mayor, but above all for the Mexican people, who defended their right to vote for a candidate of their choice in the coming national elections.
  3. La Botz, Dan: Cuba - A Personal Reflection
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A brief history of the revolutionary period in Cuba's history told through the author's experiences.
  4. La Botz, Dan: Dual Power or Populist Theater? Mexico's Two Governments
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The Mexican Electoral Tribunal recognized Felipe Calderón as president-elect, while a massive National Democratic Convention has proclaimed Andrés Manuel López Obrador to be the “legitimate president of Mexico.”He is now creating an alternative government, and says he will call a constituent assembly that will write a new constitution. What is happening here? Is this a radical fight for reforms? A potentially revolutionary movement? Or a spectacular piece of populist theater?
  5. La Botz, Dan: Eduardo Galeano, ¡Presente!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    La Botz reflects on Eduardo Galeano's works and ideas.
  6. La Botz, Dan: Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40 wounded. A video released to the press shows Michoacán police taking aim at the strikers.
  7. La Botz, Dan: How Strikers Educated Miami University
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The cleaning workers, kitchen workers, and maintenance workers at Miami University of Ohio -- the people who make this place work because they work -- voted on Wednesday, October 8 to end their strike and return to their jobs.
  8. La Botz, Dan: Mayhem, Murder and Manipulation - Mexico in Turmoil
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Mexican police attacked activists and residents in the town of San Salvador Atenco in the State of Mexico in early May, killing one, injuring scores, and jailing over 200. The police attack on Atenco followed a violent police assault on striking steelworkers in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán that left two dead and several severely injured. Local residents believe that the Fox government was taking revenge on Atenco activists for their success four years ago in blocking the construction of a new airport.
  9. La Botz, Dan: Mexico at War
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Mexico is at war. The drug war has become all the news this fall: Real war. Bloody war. With bombings, massacres and body counts.
  10. La Botz, Dan: Mexico in Labor's Crucible
    Book Review of Roman and Arregui's "Continental Crucible" and Gomez's "The Collapse of Dignity"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    These two books deal in important and interesting ways with the question of building a real labour movement throughout North America.
  11. La Botz, Dan: Mexico in the Grip of Corruption
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Mexico's left of center Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) has been shaken by a scandal that could well reshape the nation's political life.
  12. La Botz, Dan: Mexico: Insurrection and Disintegration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    While Mexico boils at the bottom, it is also cracking up at the top.
  13. La Botz, Dan: Mexico's PATCO Moment?
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME), made up of approximately 43,000 active and 22,000 retired workers in Mexico City and surrounding states, is fighting for its life. The union’s struggle has rallied allies in the labor movement and on the left in Mexico and solidarity from throughout the country and around the world, but if it is to survive the union and its supporters have to take stronger actions than they have so far, and time is not on their side.
  14. La Botz, Dan: Miners Protest Brutal Beatings
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Five thousand members of the Mexican Miners and Metal Workers Union and their families and other unions and social movements marched five kilometers May 24 to protest the brutal police beating of more than 20 union leaders and activists. The march ended at the port which serves the local steel mills in Lázaro Cárdenas, a steel mill city in the state of Michoacan, blocking it for two hours or more.
  15. La Botz, Dan: The New Movement for Global Justice
    Against The Current vol. 88

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    The new movement for Global Justice arose in the last few years out of the convergence of groups concerned with environmental, human rights and trade issues, and the labor movements. While this article will focus on the United States, we might pause to remember that we form part of a broad international movement against neoliberal globalization.
  16. La Botz, Dan: Ohio Socialist Runs for U.S. Senate
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    I’m running as the Ohio Socialist Party candidate for the U.S. Senate because I believe that the severity of the crisis, and the depth of dissatisfaction and discontent in our society, obligate socialists to put forward our alternative and to organize to achieve it. We on the left need to present the vision of a democratic socialist society, a society which can only be achieved through building a mass social movement and a radically different sort of political organization.
  17. La Botz, Dan: Organizing Korean Contingent Labor
    Against The Current vol. 109

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Interview with Ae-Lim Yun. Ae-Lim Yun is an activist in Solidarity for the Abolition of Contingent Work, in Seoul, South Korea.
  18. La Botz, Dan: Walt Sheasby: An Activist Life
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    During the late 1960s Walt Sheasby not only organized for Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in California, but also helped the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, worked against the Vietnam War, and advocated for and became a volunteer organizer of the Peace and Freedom Party.
  19. La Botz, Dan: Snapshots of the Bolivarian Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 119

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    This summer I traveled to Venezuela with my family and these are some impressions. Thanks to my friend Fred Rosen for correcting some errors of fact and offering some useful information. My colleague Susan Paulson was also kind enough to read and comment, as was Deborah James of Global Exchange. I alone am responsible for the views presented here.
  20. La Botz, Dan: The Stones Cry Out: The Power of the Occupation in the City Square
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Gathering in the city, taking strength from its history, remembering its past and our past, we stand firm.
  21. La Botz, Dan: A Story from El Salvador: Julio Molina, Saving Historic Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Julio Molina dedicates himself to preserving the "historic memory" of the generation that was involved in the 12-year civil war that took place in El Salvador from 1980 to 1992 between the rightwing government of the oligarchy and the revolutionaries of the FMLN. "We have many tasks today," he says, "but one of them is the preservation of the historic memory."
  22. La Botz, Dan: Strike Wave Sweeps Brazil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Workers in Brazil—in heavy industry, services, the public sector, and agriculture—are involved in a series of strikes and mass protests such as the country hasn’t seen in decades.
  23. La Botz, Dan: A Troublemaker's Handbook 
    How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991   Published: 2005
    An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
  24. La Botz, Dan: 20 Years Since the Chiapas Rebellion
    The Zapatistas, Their Politics and Impact

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Chiapas rebellion led by the Zapatistas took place 20 years ago this month. What was the importance of the rebellion and of the Zapatistas? What was the impact at the time? And what has been its political legacy? What is the role of the Zapatistas in Mexico today?
  25. La Botz, Dan: U.S. Socialists and the Mexican Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 149

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Eugene Victor Debs was America’s most impressive Socialist figure: founder of the American Railway Union and of the Industrial Workers of the World, a founder of the Socialist Party and its repeated candidate for president. He was jailed for his role in the Pullman strike in 1894 and for his opposition to World War I in 1918, and he strongly defended the Russian Soviet Revolution. If any person would stand for revolutionary socialism in the United States, surely it would be Debs.
  26. La Botz, Dan: A Vision from the Heartland
    Socialism for the 21st Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    La Botz argues that to solve the problems of our economy and the environment, and to end America‘s wars abroad, we must begin to create a socialist society. A socialist society is one where the working people collectively own and democratically plan and manage the major industries and enterprises. I call for the abolition of the corporations and of capitalism in order to create a society of plenty for all. I believe that such a society can only be created by building a powerful movement for democracy and for working class power.
  27. La Botz, Dan: ¡Viva la Revolución!
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Mexican revolution, which began in 1910 and ended in 1940, transformed Mexico. During the course of those 30 years, tens of thousands of men and women fought in battles in many regions of the country to end the Porfirian dictatorship and to determine the course and goals of the revolution that had overthrown it. In a nation of 15 million, a shocking one million were killed while two million migrated to the United States to escape the violence (many of them subsequently returning), a movement which established the paths of future migrations.
  28. La Botz, Dan: ¡Viva la Revolución! Part 2
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    While the most violent stage of the Mexican Revolution was over by 1920, the country faced a series of new crises in the 1930s. The era opened in 1928 with the assassination of former President Álvaro Obregón, killed by a Catholic militant opposed to the secularizing Revolution in the formerly officially Catholic country.
  29. La Botz, Dan: We Are All Ayotzinapa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Report on the kidnapping and murder of students in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
  30. La Botz, Dan: Why the Revolt in Egypt?
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Why has the Arab world suddenly erupted in revolution from Tunisia to Egypt, from Bahrain to Yemen? Above all, why Egypt, the largest and most important of the Arab nations?
  31. Laabi, Abdellatif: The Arab Choice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990   Published: 1991
    The Arabs are many peoples, cultures, religions, and realities. I cannot put an Arab tyrant, whoever he is, in the same category as a martyr for democracy like Mehdi Ben Barka.
  32. Labatt, Lori ; Littlejohn, Bruce: Islands of Hope
    Ontario's Parks and Wilderness

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  33. Labor Notes: How to Jump-Start Your Union
    Lessons from the Chicago Teachers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    How to Jump-Start Your Union tells how activists transformed their union and gave members hope. Readers will learn how to run for office, work with their communities, build stewards' networks, train new leaders, run a contract campaign, and strike.
  34. Labovitz, John: John Labovitz's e-zine list
    Resource Type: Website
    Extensive list describing several hundred 'zines and where to find them.
  35. Labrador, Gabriel: Will El Salvador be forced to pay $301 million for valuing clean water over gold?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company's application for a mining license was rejected on the basis of the projected environmental damage it would cause.
  36. LaChance, Naomi: To Sell Weapons, Defense Contractors Make War Seem Fun
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At the Association of the United States Army's annual exposition at the new, cavernous Washington Convention Center, defense contractors are making their weapons seem fun where in order to score contracts with the Pentagon. AUSA features a who’s who of the military-industrial complex, and the extreme excess of money in the industry is evident everywhere.
  37. Laduke, Winona; Wright, Ann; Grossman, Zoltan: Public Servants or Corporate Security?
    An Open Letter to Law Enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Detailing the role of the National Guard and law enforcement services as protecting corporate interests opposed to public safety in the context of the North Dakota pipeline protest action, and appealing to these public servants to consider the impact and implications of their role in the conflict.
  38. Lafargue, Paul: Lafargue, Paul - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Paul Lafargue (1841-1911).
  39. Lafargue, Paul: The Right To Be Lazy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1883
    Our epoch has been called the century of work. It is in fact the century of pain, misery and corruption.
  40. Lafazanis, Panagiotis: Greece and Tsipras' policy: Provoking a split with the working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An interview with Panagiotis Lafazanis.
  41. LaForge, John: Destroyed by Violence
    War, Not Deserting, Is Demoralizing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Morale is destroyed by war. War’s objective reality always blows to smithereens not just the civilians it is supposed to protect, but the political, economic and chauvinistic rationalizations that get soldiers to kill in the first place.
  42. LaForge, John: Nuclear Weapons Spoilers Sentenced to Long Prison Terms
    Injustice in Knoxville

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Three anti-war activists who easily snuck into what is touted as one of the United States' most secure nuclear weapons facilities were sentenced to long terms in federal prison on February 18, 2014.
  43. LaFramboise, Donna: The Politics of the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984
    LaFramboise on how the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign as a national campaign would now appear to be a tactical mistake of gargantuan proportions.
  44. Laidi, Zaki (ed.): The Third World and the USSR
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    What use is the Soviet Union to the Third World? Why is its authoritarian system so often attractive to Third World regimes? Why have so many regimes apparently adopted Soviet Marxism as their model? The authors show how the Soviet model is often used to suit the purposes of governments whose goals are essentially capitalist.
  45. Laidlaw, Alex Dr.; Baum, Gregory Dr.: The Coady - Tomkins Experience: The Relevance of the Antigonish Movement Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  46. Laidlaw, Danelle: Resources are Important
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  47. Laing, R.D.: The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    Laing questions the concept of 'normality' and explores the psychological wepaons of construction, deprivation, splitting, and projection.
  48. Laing, R.D.: The Politics of the Family
    The 1968 Massey Lectures

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
    Laing makes the case that we tend to invalidate the subjective and experiential, and instead accept the proper societal view of what should occur within the family.
  49. Laird, Gordon: The Price of A Bargain
    The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Describes a world where the economy's collateral damage includes oil spills and the poisoning of developing nations' working poor; the low wages and illegal labour practices of corporations leading to the ultimate collapse of a system based on minimizing costs, high volume sales and low profit margins; and a world where debt is the cornerstone of the economy.
  50. Laird, Gordon: Slumming It At the Rodeo
    The Cultural Roots of Canada's Right-Wing Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    Are the Federal Reform Party's Manning, Ontario's Harris and Alberta's Klein the struttin' cowboy champions of direct democracy? Or just sell- outs to the private sector? Laird tackles these questions.
  51. Laird, Kevin: A Diversion We Don't Need
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    We know from our own experience that none of us wants to have the Diversity Of Tactics argument again. So why does it continue to happen? Because we radicals and anarchists have unintentionally become a Silent Majority, unwilling for whatever reason to prevent these ideologues, who are only a tiny handful of people with loud voices, from controlling the direction of our meetings.
  52. Lake, Veronica: Privatizing Water, The New World War
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Capitalism and corporate science have colluded to bring us the latest, most insidious crisis. According to the United Nations research, 1.3 billion people in the world today lack access to clean water and 2.5 billion do not have adequate sewage and sanitation. The human suffering and environmental damage that those figures represent is unspeakable.
  53. Lakey, Berit: Meeting Facilitation: the No Magic Method
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    A guide for planning and carrying out consistently productive meetings.
  54. Lakey, George: Diversity of Tactics and Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    To me, a strategy isn't democratic if it intrinsically alienates the majority of oppressed people and shuts the door to their participation. A strategy isn't democratic if it drives away the working class when they have every reason to participate and want to.
  55. Lakey, George: How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the '1 Percent'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    I began to learn that the Swedes and Norwegians paid a price for their standards of living through nonviolent struggle. There was a time when Scandinavian workers didn't expect that the electoral arena could deliver the change they believed in. They realized that, with the 1 percent in charge, electoral "democracy" was stacked against them, so nonviolent direct action was needed to exert the power for change.
  56. Lakey, George: Powerful Peacemaking
    A Strategy for a Living Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    This book presents an approach with historical examples for the creation of social empowerment and global change in the quest for a peaceful and just world. It proposes a five-stage strategy for non-violent revolution.
  57. Lakha, Shabbir: UK after the rain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shabbir Lakha looks beyond the media blizzard surrounding last week's referendum result and identifies anti-racist work as a campaigning imperative.
  58. Lakhani, Nina: Honduras and the dirty war fuelled by the west's drive for clean energy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The palm oil magnates are growing ever more trees for use in biofuels and carbon trading. But what happens to the subsistence farmers who live on the lucrative land?
  59. Lakoff, George: Conservative Frank Luntz Has Set a Trap for Progressives -- Here's How to Outsmart Him and Boost the Occupy Movement
    Progressives' basic morality needs to be talked about over and over again, in every corner of the country.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Luntz doesn't want progressives pointing out that corporations govern our lives far more than any government does - and for their profit, not ours. He doesn't want any discussion of corporate waste, or military waste, which is huge.
  60. Lakoff, George: Don't Think of an Elephant 
    Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also breaks down the ways in which conservatives have framed the issues, and provides examples of how progressives can reframe the debate.
  61. Lakoff, George: Why Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Donald Trump is winning Republican presidential primaries at such a great rate that he seems likely to become the next Republican presidential nominee and perhaps the next president. Democrats have little understanding of why he is winning -- and winning handily, and even many Republicans don't see him as a Republican and are trying to stop him, but don't know how. There are various theories: People are angry and he speaks to their anger. People don’t think much of Congress and want a non-politician. Both may be true. But why? What are the details? And Why Trump?
  62. Lakshmi, Rama: India is taking acid attacks more seriously
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Women campaign for courts and public to take notice of impact of devastating assaults.
  63. Lal, Neeta: Climate Migrants Lead Mass Migration to India's Cities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    South Asia will be severely impacted by climate change and cause challenges that the government must resolve.
  64. Lamb, Franklin: Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship
    A Little Justice for Al Manar TV

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Australia rejects politically motivated censorship attempts.
  65. Lamb, Franklin: The Dreadful Legacy of UN Resolution 181
    Sixty Years Later Global Support for a Palestine Grows

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Approximately three quarters of a million Palestinians are refugees, offspring of the families who were forced into Syria and Lebanon when Zionist terrorists depopulated and destroyed Palestinian villages.
  66. Lamb, Kate: Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thousands of people have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible.
  67. Lamb, Robert: World Without Trees
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    Lamb says that "there is one thing of which you can be absolutely certain: if things go one as they are, some day the sun will rise on a world without trees. That day is closer than you think."
  68. Lambrick, Fran: The Legacy of Forest Defender Chut Wutty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    On the life, work, and death of the late Cambodian forest activist Chut Wutty, shot and killed at a logging site by military police.
  69. Lammert, Mark (Director): Dear John
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    Chronicles the closure of the Welland Canal, Ontario's oldest and leading industrial employer: John Deere Welland Works. The film explores what Welland has in store for its future, while helping those that worked at the plant tell their story.
  70. Lamon, Bailey: Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I will always believe in "The Revolution". But I am becoming very frustrated with modern "activist" culture.
  71. LaMothe, Arthur: Le Mepris N'Aura Qu'un Temps (Hell no Longer)
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1969
    A documentary of a construction worker's home life, life on the job, and unemployed.
  72. Lamrani, Salim: The Economic War Against Cuba: A Historical and Legal Perspective on the U.S. Blockade
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Salim Lamrani explains the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans.
  73. Lance, Selfa: Is Marxism Eurocentric?
    This reading of Marx is virtually hegemonic in some branches of academia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Many activists today first encounter Marxist ideas in and around college campuses, where certain interpretations of Karl Marx and Marxism have solidified into a sort of conventional wisdom. One of these is the idea that Marxism is "Eurocentric" -- and therefore has little to say to the mass of people in the 21st century globalized world. This reading of Marx is virtually hegemonic in some branches of academia.
  74. Lancina, Victor Pardo: Orwell in the Maze of Memory
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    On 23 June 1937, George Orwell and his wife Eileen boarded a train in the Barcelona station, destination Portbou.
  75. Landau, Micah; Rojas, René: The Saga of Stella D'oro, Inspiration and Lessons
    Against The Current vol. 144

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The powerful labor struggle at the Bronx-based Stella D’oro Biscuit Co. recently came to an abrupt end after 14 long, hard months. The 136 workers at the plant, all members of Local 50 of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, withstood 11 months on the picket line before winning a court order in July that returned them to work under the terms of their previous contract. But the workers and their supporters were unable to prevent the factory’s closure.
  76. Landau, Saul: 14 Years of Injustice
    Time to Free the Cuban Five

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Five Cubans fighting terrorism in south Florida have served 14 years of prison, more than enough time for the US public to learn from its media about the horrific injustice done by the US government to these Cuban men. But the media has barely touched the grotesque frame up of the Cuban Five.
  77. Landau, Saul: How Chavez Changed History for the Better
    A New Kind of Socialism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Hugo Chavez's impact on Venezuela.
  78. Landau, Saul: Rupert's Empire of Slime
    Murdoch's Knife in the Heart of Journalism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In the name of freedom of the press Rupert’s Fox News and commentators spew verbal venom on notions that smack of socialist, pink or liberal thought – like taxing billionaires and regulating their corporate and banking behavior. Indeed, the Foxers promote billionaires not paying taxes as an example of virtue and freedom. “You don’t want your government squandering taxpayers’ money.” Sure, imagine life without cops, firemen, schools, road repair service, etc.
  79. Landau, Saul: Wikileaks and the Free Press
    Exposing the Futility of US Foreign Policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Wikileaks published documents from sources US journalists should have cultivated instead of behaving like White House stenographers. Exceptions like Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest only dramatize the point: the fourth estate has become an arm of national security policy.
  80. Landau, Saul; Valdes, Nelson: Washington's Magical Realism
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A coup becomes a coup — for U.S. magical realists — when Washington defines it as such. On March 10, 1952 Cuban General Fulgencio Batista grabbed power and sought to legitimize his coup by holding fake elections. Magically, the coup makers won; Washington recognized Batista.
  81. Landau, Saul; Valdes, Nelson P.: Cuba's Prisoner Release
    Surprise! Mainstream Media Omits Context and Key Facts

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Double standards and hypocrisy abound in American media coverage of Cuba's recent prisoner release. For example, the U.S. government holds more political prisoners on Cuban soil than the Cuban government does.
  82. Lando, Barry: If Gaza's Dead Were America's Dead
    Imagine the Outrage Over 27,000 Dead Kids...

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Imagine the Outrage Over 27,000 Dead Kids...
  83. Lando, Barry: TV News in the Age of the Super Anchor
    Why Brian Williams is Just the Tip of the Scandal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Super Anchor is often more actor than reporter. His or her role is to give the story a certain imprimatur, which it doesn’t always deserve. Much of the real work, digging, and investigation is done by others.
  84. Landor, R.; Marx, Karl: Interview with Karl Marx Head of L'Internationale
    Revolt of Labour Against Capital - the Two Faces of L'Internationale - Transformation of Society - Its Progress in the United States

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1871
  85. Landrevie, Barbara: Muddying the waters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The by-products of aluminium extraction have been poisoning the Mediterranean for almost 20 years. But the closure of the plant that produces them would cost jobs in an underemployed region.
  86. Landry, Charles; Morley, David; Southwood, Russell; Wright, Patrick: The collective decides...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    The obsession with 'process politics' leads to an obsession with all aspects of internal structure and its working. As a result, the collective can often lose sight of its larger political objectives and the primacy of the form of organisation over the political objectives it was set up to meet. This often occurs in two stages. At the outset the collective process is regarded as equally important to whatever political purposes the group might have. Later the process itself often comes to be seen as of primary importance
  87. Landry, Charles; Morley, David; Southwood, Russell; Wright, Patrick: Über die Einführung von Veränderungen: Wenn das Kollektiv entscheidet...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
  88. Landry, Charles; Morley, David; Southwood, Russell; Wright, Patrick: What a Way to Run a Railroad
    An Analysis of Radical Failure

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    How can the high failure rate of radical projects, in the media and elsewhere, be understood? This book analyses the reasons why many of the key organisations and projects in this sector, which grew up during the 1970s boom in cultural politics, either collapsed or moved into a state of permanent crisis. In attempting to come to terms with this 'history of failure' the key concepts of this movement -- collectivity, internal democracy, participation -- are critically re-examined, and an argument is presented as to how and why radical projects also need to redefine their priorities and take on board questions of efficiency, financial control and marketing if they are to survive.
  89. Landsberg, Michele: Women and Children First
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  90. Landstreet, Lynna: You Smoke, I Choke
    Resource Type: Article
    Landstreet says that anarchists should see the forcing of second hand smoke upon non-smokers as oppressive.
  91. Landy, Laurie: Women in the Chinese Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  92. Lang, Chris: 'Land Grabbing': exposing the impacts of large-scale agriculture on local communities
    Film review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Agriculture is big business and with the EU pumping money at the sector, the corporate profiteers are holding all the aces. The documentary 'Land Grabbing' investigates what happens when well-financed agro-investors take over rural communities' land and water.
  93. Lang, Clarence: African-American Socialist Pioneer
    Against The Current vol. 144

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In holding aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America, Winston James singled out Hubert Henry Harrison for his “pioneering role in what became known as the New Negro radicalism of the 1920s.” Yet, James noted, Harrison remained an understudied figure who had not been the subject of a major biography.
  94. Lang, Clarence: Manning Marable and Malcolm X: The Power of Biography
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Social movement theorists have written much about the political opportunities, constraints, and levels of organizational readiness enabling or inhibiting popular insurgency. We still know less, however, about the complex framing processes involved in forging and maintaining activist identities and self-narratives.
  95. Lang, Tim; Hines, Colin; Hightower, Jim: The New Protectionism
    Protecting the Future Against Free Trade

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    This book analyses the powers behind the free trade argument to present an outline of what a viable and more just future could be.
  96. Lang-Levitsky, Daniel Rosza: Don't Waste Any Time In Mourning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the many accolades Pete Seeger received in the days, weeks, and months after his death, there was often something missing -- as absent in tributes from admirers who share his revolutionary politics as in those aiming to reclaim him for respectability.
  97. Langbein, Kurt: Land Grabbing
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Farmland is becoming more and more valuable and scarcer. Every year we lose about 12 billion hectares of farmland through soil sealing. After the financial meltdown in 2008 the global financial capital discovered the business segment of global farmland. Through land grabbing the rich of the world want to secure access to the world’s most important resources. Consequently, instead of farmers, profit is put before soil. If we don’t stop the raids, we will destroy our livelihood.
  98. Langdon, Steven: The Emergence of the Canadian Working Class Movement
    1845-1875

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
  99. Lange, David: Nuclear Free-The New Zealand Way
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  100. Langer, Julia: What a Way to Treat Your Mother: Women and the State of the Planet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Our planet is in crisis.
  101. Langille, David; Scott, Jamie; Bickerton, Geoff; Monolson; Zeilig, Martin; Armstrong, Beverlee Bell: Assessing the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
    A letter to Canadian Dimension about how the publication of "The Politics of the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign" in its December issue did not make the journalistic or political contribution that was expected of the journal.
  102. Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic: Autonomous Media
    Activating Resistance & Dissent

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
  103. Lannon, Valerie: From the Red Power movement to Idle No More
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Red Power stands for mass, united, militant action. Red Power, like Black Power, set off a wave of action and a level of consciousness in both the indigenous and non-indigenous communities, which has never really ended.
  104. Lant, Dr. Jeffrey: How To Make A Whole Lot More Than $1,000,000 Writing, Commissioning, Publishing and Selling "How To: Information
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Lant makes the point that if you know something or have something to say, them you ought to be doing everything you possibly can to get that out to as many people as possible. This book is full of advice about how to do it.
  105. Lant, Dr. Jeffrey: Money Making Marketing
    Finding the People Who Need What You're Selling and Making Sure They Buy It

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    Practical advice on marketing.
  106. Lant, Jeffrey: Cash Copy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  107. Lant, Jeffrey: Development Today
    A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Organizations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980   Published: 1986
    A practical guide for non-profit organizations engaged in fundraising.
  108. Lantier, Alex: The US arming of Ukraine and the danger of World War III
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Obama administration wants to arm the right-wing regime in Ukraine with billions of dollars in advanced weaponry, which may spark a direct conflict between the US and Russia, two nuclear-armed powers, and ignite a Third World War.
  109. Lantier, Alex: US-EU sanctions against Russia: A barely veiled threat of war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In his speech on March 17, 2014 announcing sanctions against Kremlin officials in retaliation for the Russian-backed referendum in Crimea supporting secession from Ukraine and affiliation with Russia, US President Barack Obama made clear that the United States and its European Union (EU) allies would use all means necessary, not excluding military action, to humiliate and crush Russia.
  110. Laor, Yitzhak: The Myths of Liberal Zionism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Yitzhak Laor, one of Israel's most independent writers and prominent dissidents, demystifies the "peace camp" liberals.
  111. Lapavitsas, Costas: Crisis in the Eurozone
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A controversial call to break up the Eurozone and stop the debt crisis.
  112. Lapavitsas, Costas: Why They Left
    Brexit wasn't the first time Europeans rejected the EU, and it won't be the last. Here's what the Left should do.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Leave victory in the British referendum represents a moment of political confusion -- a hiatus in the opposition between social classes. No class appears capable of directing events. The ruling class has no clear plans for the future, and seems temporarily stunned.
  113. Lapham, Lewis: Pretensions to Empire
    Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Adminstration

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Latham's hypothesis's is that the Bush administration perverted the democratic legacy of America. He argues that Bush attempted to transform America into a Global empire -- the one superpower that would strike anywhere on the planet and catalogues the mistruths, evasions and deceptions of the administration.
  114. Lapham, Lewis H.: Gag Rule
    On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Dissent is democracy. Democracy is in trouble. Never before, Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation. A call to action in defense of one of the most important liberties, the right to raise our voices against the powers that be, and to have those voice heard.
  115. Lapham, Lewis H.: Pretensions to Empire
    Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Delves into the perversion of America's democratic legacy under George W. Bush, and makes the case for impeachment.
  116. Lapierre, Laurier: Essays on the Left
    Essays in Honour of T.C. Douglas

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    Essays collected as a tribute to T.C. Douglas on the occasion of his retirement ad leader of the New Democratic Party.
  117. Lapon, Gary: Racism, capitalism and contradictions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Workers under capitalism have a dual existence: both as collective producers struggling against capital for control of the workplace, for hours and wages, but also workers compete as each other.
  118. Lappe, Frances Moore: The Key to Happiness That No One -- Not Even the Happiness Gurus -- Are Discussing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    There's just one pathway to happiness in which this deep, human need for power is given pride of place: democracy. By this I mean democracy as a living practice that enables us to have a real say in every dimension of our public lives, from school to workplace and beyond.
  119. Lappe, Frances Moore: Diet for a Small Planet
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971   Published: 1975
  120. Lappe, Francis Moore; Collins, Joseph; Fowler, Cary: Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
  121. Lare, Ron: Bolshevism, Gender & 21st Century Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    2017 will mark the Russian Revolution’s 100th anniversary. Socialists will again ask how the revolution was made and why it degenerated.
  122. Lare, Ron; Wraight, Judy: The UAW Contract's Downhill Spiral
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    On September 19, 2003, the New York Times said the United Auto Workers (UAW) had concluded negotiations, “granting its most significant concessions in two decades.” Of the many concessions -- including those implicitly “in progress” -- in the Big 3 auto contracts, we'll focus primarily on health care.
  123. Larkin, Florence; Torres, Sara: Making Their Voices Heard
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986   Published: 1987
    An account of international solidarity work in El Salvador.
  124. Larkin, Lori: Productivity
    The Employers' attack and How To Fight It

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  125. Larrabure, Manuel: "Não Nos Representam!" A Left Beyond the Workers Party?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Larrabure identifies why the participatory budgeting strategy of Brazil's Worker's Party and the city's government failed to decentralize unequality in land ownership and the economy, resulting in mass protests and demonstrations by the public.
  126. Larson, Charles R.: The Internet: a Giant Job-Killing Machine?
    Andrew Keen's "The Internet is Not the Answer"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Andrew Keen's The Internet Is Not the Answer is the most frightening book I have read in years (perhaps in my lifetime), as frightful as the conservative Supreme Court justices and the deniers of climate change.
  127. Larson, Charles R.: The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath
    Kenan Malik's "From Fatwa to Jihad"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Rushdie affair is shrouded by myths—that the hostility to The Satanic Verses was driven by theology, that all Muslims were offended by the novel, that Islam is incompatible with Western democracy, that in a plural society speech must necessarily be less free.
  128. Larson, Charles R.: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism - Book Review
    Edward E. Baptist’s "The Half Has Never Been Told"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of Edward E. Baptist’s examination of slavery, presented in an entirely new way, extensively through the voices of the slaves themselves.
  129. Larson, Charles R.: You Are What You Think
    Markos Moulitsas' "American Taliban"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    America's main international enemy "Islamic radicalism" favors theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, reviles homosexuality, subverts science and education, and reveres force over diplomacy. Markos Moulitsas shows how the American right shares those very same traits. He argues that our domestic jihadists are a greater threat to American democracy than any Islamic terrorist.
  130. Larson, Jeanne; Madge Cyrus-Micheels (eds): Seeds of Peace
    A Catalogue of Quotations

    Resource Type: Book
    Seeds of Peace is an indexed and well-organized collection of more than 1,700 quotations on war and peace, nonviolence, and the quest for justice.
  131. Larsson, Rose-Marie: The alienation of radical theatre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
  132. Larsson, Rose-Marie: Children's Play and Official Playgrounds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
  133. Larsson, Rose-Marie: Playgrounds are only one aspect of the struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
  134. Larsson, Rose-Marie: Silencing the Workers
    Censorship in the National Film Board

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
  135. Larsson, Stieg: The Expo Files
    Articles by the Crusading Journalist

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Collected here for the first time are Stieg Larsson's essays and articles on right-wing extremism and racism, on violence against women and women's rights, on homophobia and honour killings.
  136. Larudee, Paul: Israeli Property Theft is Nothing New
    Is the Custodian of Absentee Property Awaiting the Absentees?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  137. Lary, Diana: China's Republic
    Resource Type: Book
    An introductory text for students and general readers offering an unbiased look at the rise of Maoist communism and the decline of Chiang Kai Shek's Guomintang.
  138. Lascaris, Dimitri: Postmedia, Paul Godfrey and the demise of journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A criticism of the right-wing political bias expressed by outlets of the Postmedia group under direction of CEO Paul Godfrey.
  139. Lasch, Christopher: The Agony of the American Left
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    A series of essays analyzing the issues facing socialism in the United States.
  140. Lasch, Christopher: The New Radicalism in America 1889-1963
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967
  141. Laschitza, Annelies: Rosa Luxemburg. Im Lebensrausch, trotz alledem
    Eine Biographie

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
  142. Lasker, John: Looting Africa: Canadian Company Eyes Gold in Democratic Republic of Congo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A Canadian mining company is prepared to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in gold out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of Africa's most embattled and poorest countries. One expert says that to extract gold, the company will have to cut a deal with a violent African militia.
  143. Lasker, John: US Foreign Trade Zones: Connecting Labor Exploitation in a Global Race to the Bottom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement continues, many Americans are unaware that hundreds of foreign trade zones are already entrenched within the US, and most likely in their own part of the country.
  144. Laslettt, John H. M.; Lipset, Seymour Martin: Failure of a Dream?
    Essays in the History of American Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    Examines the reasons for the relative weakness of American socialism.
  145. Lasn, Kalle and Adbusters: Meme Wars
    The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Meme Wars presents a new way of looking at our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model. The book is image-heavy and full-color throughout,
  146. Latham, Jonathan: The Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs from the Inside
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When a comprehensive evaluation of GMOs and the weaknesses of scientific risk assessment within the biotech industry is urgently needed, the chemical and biotech industries are forcing risk assessment in the opposite direction.
  147. Latham, Jonathan: Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism
    Total Information Control

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people agree, essential to any equitable and open system of government. The science media has somehow escaped serious attention. This is unfortunate because no country in the world has a healthy science media.
  148. Latham, Jonathan: Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    One of the central issues of our day is how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation. Novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals, and more, enter the market on a daily basis. The majority of products receive no regulatory supervision at all.
  149. Latham, Jonathan: God's Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For the last seventy years all chemical and biological technologies, from genetic engineering to pesticides, have been built on a myth of precision and specificity. They have all been adopted under the pretense that they would function without side effects or unexpected complications. Yet the extraordinary disasters and repercussions of DDT, leaded paint, agent orange, atrazine, C8, asbestos, chlordane, PCBs, and so on, when all is said and done, have been stories of the steady unraveling of a founding myth of precision and specificity. Nevertheless, with the help of industry propagandists, their friends in the media, even the United Nations, we are once again being preached the gospel of precision. But no matter how you look at it, precision is a fable and should be treated as such.
  150. Latham, Jonathan: There's Nothing Parochial About the Issue of GMO Food Labeling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A criticism of the notion that the issue of labelling GMO foods is too narrow in focus, detailing the complexities of the issue and arguing for the broader importance of labelling.
  151. Latham, Jonathan: The Unsettling of America - book review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A book review of The Unsettling of America by Thomas Berry.
  152. Latham, Jonathan: Way Beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming. In return, agribusiness agrees to farm the now-deforested land using organic methods, and the organic industry encourages its supporters to buy the resulting timber and food under the newly devised “Rainforest Plus” label.
  153. Latham, Jonathan: Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Even today, in more than a few countries, food is the organising principle behind the main challengers of existing power structures. In El Salvador, the National Coordinator of its Organic Agriculture Movement is Miguel Ramirez who recently explained: We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers’ social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers.
  154. Latham, Jonathan, PhD: Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. Sunoco no longer sells BPA for products that might be used by children under three. France has a national ban on BPA food packaging. The EU has banned BPA from baby bottles. These bans and associated product withdrawals are the result of epic scientific research and some intensive environmental campaigning. But in truth these restrictions are not victories for human health. Nor are they even losses for the chemical industry.
  155. Latham, Jonathan; Wilson, Allison: How Agriculture Can Provide Food Security Without Destroying Biodiversity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    According to conventional wisdom, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has achieved something impossible. So, too, has the island of Cuba. They are feeding their hungry populations largely with local, low-input farming methods that enhance the environment rather than degrade it. They have achieved this, moreover, at a time of rising food prices when others have mostly retreated from their own food security goals.
  156. Lathem, Alexis: They Came for the Children: Truth Commission Sheds Light on Canada's Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Imagine a village with all its children gone. For aboriginal peoples all across Canada, this was their lived reality, not the stuff of imagination. The story of what happened to the children -- who were forcibly removed from their families and sent to military-style camps that were euphemistically called "schools" -- has at last been told, compiled in the monumental six-volume Truth and Reconciliation Report on residential schools for aboriginal children released in 2015.
  157. Latin American Working Group: Christians for Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
  158. Latour, Charles (Director): Los Mexicanos: The Struggle for Justice of Patricia Perez
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    Every year, some 4000 migrant foreign workers coming mostly from Mexico, labour in Quebec farms to plant and pick our vegetables. In the summer of 2006, Patricia Perez a pro-union militant speaking for the UFCW, launches a major drive to organize the workers in several farms south of Montreal.
  159. Laughland, Oliver: Australia's Asylum Policy
    Teenage Detainees' Plight Shines Light on Regime

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Human rights groups say Coalition's hardline approach to immigration flies in the face of international law.
  160. Laurence, Bill: A Last Chance for the World's Forests?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of 'core forest' -- remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes -- are vanishing even faster.
  161. Lauria, Joe: How Russia-gate Rationalizes Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Russia-gate hysteria has spread beyond simply a strategy for neutralizing Donald Trump or even removing him from office into an excuse for stifling U.S. dissent that challenges the New Cold War, reports Joe Lauria.
  162. Laurier, Joanne: Free State of Jones: Three cheers!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From 1863 to 1865, Newton Knight (1837-1922), a white, antislavery farmer in Jones County in southern Mississippi, led an insurrection against the Confederacy. Inspired by Knight's life and struggle, Free State of Jones, written and directed by Gary Ross, is a fictional account of an enormously compelling, but little known chapter in American history.
  163. Lauritsen, John; Thorstad, David: The Early Homosexual Rights Movement (1864-1935)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974   Published: 1995
  164. Lause, Mark A.: The Two-Party System, Part III
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This perceived marriage of "progressive" change and the Democratic Party grew from conditions that prevailed from the 1930s through the 1960s. The next half century sustained this faith less through positive policies than by comforting images. Integral to this has been the rise of a warfare state with its own logic. The implications of both have made a two-party political order unchanged by the end of either World War II or the Cold War.
  165. Lause, Mark A.: The Two-Party System, Part IV
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "Progressive" institutions, organizations, and ideologues have clung tenaciously to the faith that the two-party system remains an eternal, ultimately unchallengeable reality.
  166. Lause, Mark A.: The Two-Party System, Part II
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The second part of an overview of the history and origins of the two-party system in the United States.
  167. Lause, Mark A.: When Radicals Beat the Two-Party System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Today, you cannot vote for peace, justice, and environmental sanity within a system predicated on serving the war industry, the wage system sustained by the prison-industrial complex, and deliberate obliviousness to the natural world. Slavery presented the abolitionists with exactly the same problem.
  168. Lavelle, Marianne: Good for the gander? As Alaska warms, a goose forgoes a 3,300-mile migration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Scientists have documented that increasing numbers of black brant are skipping that far southern migration and staying in Alaska instead. Fewer than 3,000 wintered in Alaska before 1977. In recent years, however, more than 40,000 have remained north, with as many as 50,000 staying there last year, during the most ice-free winter that Izembek had seen in more than a decade.
  169. Lavender, Harold: Tories to Negotiate with Mexico/U.S.
    Resource Type: Article
    Free trade is on the agenda when the Canadian government meets Mexico and the U.S. in 1992.
  170. LaVenia, Peter A. LaVenia: Police Behavior and Neoliberalism
    Explaining Bill de Blasio's Inaction

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    One of the more important questions spinning out of the recent confrontation between NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Force has been why, in the face of public disobedience by the force, has there been no attempt by the mayor's office to prepare ground for significant changes in police policies.
  171. LaVigne, Mark: Don't be a Time Bandit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Don't waste journalists' time.
  172. LaVigne, Mark: The Follow-Up Telephone Call
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Making follow-up phone calls to the media.
  173. LaVigne, Mark: How Media Relations Helps the Marketing Plan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    Using media relations to support your marketing strategy.
  174. LaVigne, Mark: How to Build a Media List
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Often your desired target audiences are diverse so this should be clearly defined before beginning to build your media list.
  175. LaVigne, Mark: How to Make Your B-roll Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Getting a videographer or camera assigned to your story is a challenge to say the least. If you're lucky, you may get one or two cameras out to your news event. That leaves another three or four stations, not including the networks that will not cover your story because they are not there with a camera. PR practitioners can maximize their TV impact by investing in B-roll and hiring a news videography service.
  176. LaVigne, Mark: How to Make Your PR Photos Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    There is a real art and science to the news photo.
  177. LaVigne, Mark: The Intangible Benefits of Media Training
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    One of the greatest frustrations of media relations specialists, and news media, is the slow response to interview or information requests. Many times I've noticed that executives don't understand the rapid timelines that the news media operate under - they don't understand how quickly something ceases to be "news" or how quickly the media may lose interest in a proactive media relations venture.
  178. LaVigne, Mark: It's the Law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The laws of media relations.
  179. LaVigne, Mark: Media Events - Maximizing Your Attendance & News Pick-up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    Maximizing your attendance and news pick-up at media events.
  180. LaVigne, Mark: New Legal Landscape Affecting PR
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    New laws affecting public relations.
  181. LaVigne, Mark: The State of the News Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Journalists are older, smarter, generally more educated, and usually more cynical than their predecessors. Cynicism often breeds distrust making the current generation of news reporters more suspicious and more formidable than ever.
  182. LaVigne, Mark: Tips for Making the Call
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Tips for making follow-up calls to the media.
  183. LaVigne, Mark: What is Public Relations?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    PR should be the guardian of an organization's brand, and that concept of brand is not just reserved for a private sector, product-oriented company. The concept of brand, what an organization is, what is it about, what it wants to say, is the organization's being, and PR is often its protector.
  184. LaVigne, Mark; Hetherington, Leslie: Public Relations Strategy a Valuable Fundraising Tool
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    A case study of using public relations to enhance a charity's fundraising activities.
  185. Lavoie, Judith: Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change.
  186. Law, Larry: The Spectacle
    A Skeleton Key

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    An anarchistic meditation on the bankruptcy of contemporary life. Specifically the role of "spectacle" in representing reality has led to a complete dearth of presence in everyday human interaction.
  187. Lawless, Richard: Are Credit Rating Agencies America's Secret Fifth Column?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Rating Agencies and the Banks are part of an organized criminal enterprise that include our Justice Department and our Politicians.
  188. Lawrence, James (ed.): The Harrowsmith Reader
    An Anthology from Canada's National Award Winning Magazine of Country Life and Alternatives to Bigness

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    Articles on land, country careers, shelter, gardening, husbandry, food, trees, and rural life.
  189. Lawrence, Ken: The History of Working People in the South
    A Draft Study Guide

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  190. Lawrence, Ken: The Roots of Class Struggle in the South
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  191. Lawrence, Pieter: The Revolution that Wasn't
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
    An essay about radical history, revolution and socialism.
  192. Lawrence, R. D.: The Green Trees Beyond
    A Memoir

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    R.D. Lawrence, a self-taught biologist whose first years of life coincided with the Spanish civil war, and who later became a noted as well as self-taught Canadian biologist.
  193. Lawrence, R.D.: The Natural History of Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Written for the general reader, and well-illustrated, this book paints Canada's natural world in broad brush strokes but with a wealth of detail.
  194. Laxer, Gordon: After the Sands
    Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    After the Sands outlines a vision and a road map to transitioning Canada to a low-carbon society. Despite its oil abundance, with no strategic reserves, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. There's no good reason for Canadians to use much more oil per capita than people in other sparsely populated, northern countries like Norway, Finland and Sweden -- nations that use 27 to 39 percent less oil per person. In After the Sands, Alberta-based political economist Gordon Laxer proposes a bold strategy of deep conservation and a Canada-first perspective to ensure that all Canadians have sufficient energy at affordable prices.
  195. Laxer, Gordon: Open For Business
    The Roots of Foreign Ownership in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
  196. Laxer, Gordon; Soron, Dennis (eds.): Not for Sale
    Decommodifying Public Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Not for Sale discusses the alternatives presented by local, national, and international struggles to decommodify and democratize as many spheres of life as possible.
  197. Laxer, James: The Energy Poker Game
    The Politics of the Continental Resources Deal

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
  198. Laxer, James: False God
    How the Globalization Myth has Impoverished Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Laxer argues that the neoconservative economic agenda is folly, and that the United States is caught in a downward spiral of limited government power and widening social divisions. He demonstrates that continued free trade with the United States will doom Canada economically, socially, and poolitically.
  199. Laxer, James: Red Diaper Baby
    A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
  200. Laxer, James: The Undeclared War
    Class Conflict in the Age of Cyber Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
  201. Laxer, Michael: Catastrophe: The NDP lost because it deserved to
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It is, ultimately, astounding how facile and false political narratives come back to haunt those who insist on their veracity.
  202. Laxer, Michael: Losing Toronto: How Olivia Chow and the left may be giving away an election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As we head into the Labour Day weekend that may be accurately deemed to be the start of the homestretch of Toronto's very long mayoral and council election season, the news is not good for leftists or progressives in the city.
  203. Laxer, Michael: Shades of Grey -- A Left Chapter look at strategy, tactics and endorsements in the 2015 election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With just under two weeks to go until election day, anti-capitalist leftists are in something of a quandary.
  204. Laycock, David: Populism
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Populism mixes elements of core political ideologies, like socialism, liberalism and neo-conservatism, opposition to powerful elites in public life, and advocacy of more real power for "the people." All populisms explain the distribution of power and operation of basic social institutions in terms of a fundamental antagonism between "the people" and "power elites."
  205. Lazare, Lucien: Rescue as Resistance
    How Jewish Organizations Fought the Holocaust in France

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
  206. Lazare, Sarah: Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby playing a direct role in "legitimating the environmental injustices of war," a harrowing new scholarly report concludes.
  207. Lazare, Sarah: Two out of Three Investigative Journalists in US Believe They're Being Spied On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the wake of the NSA mass surveillance scandal, a vast majority of investigative journalists believe that the U.S. government is spying on them, and large numbers say that this belief impacts the way they go about their reporting.
  208. Lazarou, Athanasios: Why Greece Doesn't Matter
    We have to stop talking about Greece. What must emerge from the calamity of SYRIZA-ANEL is a renewed call for democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Change in Greece will not come from short-term strategies and tactics of seeking power, but from a long process of coordinated and planned immanent critiques. This political organization will not aim to represent itself in the machinery of parliament -- where the watchful eyes of the IMF and ECB will determine policy -- but will emerge from an organized movement comprising the disenfranchised, the working class, and the intellectual vanguard. It will not compromise. It will instead operate under an ideology for an emancipatory alliance of humanity removed from the spreadsheet, removed from the NATO, and removed from free-market directives. It will not seek to claim power in an election, it will be given it by the people themselves when the movement is ripe.
  209. Lazarus,Morden: Years of Hard Labour
    Trade Unions and the Workingman in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  210. Le Blanc, Paul: Carol L. McAllister (1947-2007)
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    I remember meeting Carol on a public transit bus, I believe in 1980 –- when, almost out of the blue, she approached me and started talking to me about Central America. She recognized me from some earlier meeting on repression and revolution in Central America and wanted to know if, by any chance, I had been in the audience viewing a documentary on women in El Salvador that she had just seen (I hadn’t) and if I would mind if she shared some thoughts about it.
  211. Le Blanc, Paul: From Marx to Gramsci 
    A Reader in Revolutionary Marxist Politics Historical Overview and Selection

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    Le Blanc's purpose in making this book is simple. He is out to reconstruct the tradition of revolutionary Marxism. Astonishingly if tellingly, From Marx to Gramsci is the first reader in English whose criteriology is rooted in Marxism's political purpose, in Marxism's strategic perspective and tactical orientation.
  212. Le Blanc, Paul: History on the Printed Page
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    A small volume could be produced listing the books dealing with the times I have written about here. I will offer only a couple dozen.
  213. Le Blanc, Paul: The Marxism of C.L.R. James
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    James is generally acknowledged to have been one of the most original Marxist thinkers to emerge from the Western hemisphere, yet essential aspects of his identity came from the other side of the Atlantic, from Europe and Africa. He offered penetrating analyses on the interrelationships of class, race and gender, and his discussions of colonialism and anti-colonialism could be brilliant. C.L.R. James also embraced the heritage of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and the working-class and socialist movements of Europe and North America.
  214. Le Blanc, Paul: A Reluctant Memoir of the '50s and '60s
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    I have been asked to write a memoir that would give a sense of the old left/new left realities of the 1950s and ‘60s. That seems quite odd to me (why would I be writing such a thing?), until I look in the mirror and see this old guy looking back at me. As I reflect, it does seem to me that I went through a lot of experience, met a lot of people, and perhaps learned from all that…So I will share some of my story.
  215. Le Blanc, Paul: Reluctant Memoir, Part 2
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    I think it was in 1963 that I first became aware of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). My older sister Patty had married a very nice guy named Earl Brecher, with whom she went to Liberia as one of the first Peace Corps volunteers, in a program, sending idealistic college graduates to “help” downtrodden areas in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, launched by the Kennedy administration.
  216. Le Blanc, Paul: A Response on Trotsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Paul Le Blanc's reponse to Alan Wald's book review of his work on Leon Trostsky.
  217. Le Blanc, Paul: A Revolutionary Woman in Mind and Spirit: The Passions of Rosa Luxemburg
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    In these comments on the spirit and mind of this great revolutionary thinker and activist, I think it makes sense to begin with a focus on her gender. It isn't clear that Rosa Luxemburg herself would be inclined to agree. She had, after all, refused to occupy a “safer”and marginalized position as a women's spokesperson in the socialist movement.
  218. Le Blanc, Paul: Theories of Stalinism
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Karl Marx and his comrades deemed their own approach “scientific,” as compared to “utopian” intellectual efforts on behalf of socialism, because they believed that practical efforts to challenge and ultimately replace capitalism with something better must be grounded in a serious study of economic, political, social, historical realities and dynamics.
  219. Le Blanc, Paul: The World Social Forum, 2004
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The fourth annual World Social Forum (WSF), held January 16-21 in the Indian city of Mumbai (what used to be called Bombay), drew 100,000 activists from over 130 countries. For three previous years it had been in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, to which it returns in 2005.
  220. Le Comite de lutte pour l'avortement libre et gratuit: C'est a Nous de Decider
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    See also CX1099.
  221. Le Fracois, Bev; Helga Martens Enns: Story of a Women's Centre
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  222. Le Guin, Ursula: The Dispossessed
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    A 1974 utopian science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, set in the same fictional universe as that of The Left Hand of Darkness.
  223. Leadbeater, David ed: Mining Town Crisis
    Globalization, Labour and Resistance in Sudbury

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
  224. Leahy, Stephen: Dwindling Fish Catch Could Leave a Billion Hungry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Fish catches are expected to decline dramatically in the world's tropical regions because of climate change, but may increase in the north, said a new study published Thursday. This mega-shift in ocean productivity from south to north over the next three to four decades will leave those most reliant on fish for both food and income high and dry.
  225. Leahy, Stephen: Earth's Life Support Systems Failing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The world has failed to slow the accelerating extinction crisis despite 17 years of national and international efforts since the great hopes raised at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
  226. Lean, Victoria (diirector): After the Last River
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Vicki Lean has crafted a stunning documentary about the community of Attwapiskat and its stories of risistance, following the impact that diamond mining and decades of government underfunding have had on the environment and the community.
  227. Leaning, Johnathan: Cuia Popular de Fotografia
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  228. Leanos Jr., Reynaldo: 50 Years Later, Protesters in Texas Reenact a Farmworker Strike That Is Scarcely Mentioned in History Books
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the summer of 1966, hundreds of farm workers in Texas marched from Rio Grande City to Austin -- almost 500 miles over 90 days -- to demand change. They weren’t asking for anything fancy. They wanted better wages, restrooms and uncontaminated water for the people cultivating and picking melons and other crops. Now 50 years later, more than 100 people -- some who were at the original strike in Starr County -- are are marching again.
  229. Lears, Rachel; Blotnick, Robin: The Hand That Feeds
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    A documentary portraying 12 undocumented immigrants who face an uphill battle and the threat of deportation when they take on the popular restaurant in New York City where they work.
  230. Leblanc, Paul: Marxism and organization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  231. LeBlanc, Paul: Rosa Luxemburg and the Global Violence of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  232. LeBlanc, Paul; Yates, Michael D.: A Freedom Budget for All Americans
    Recapturing the Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in the Struggle for Economic Justice Today

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    While the Civil Rights Movement is remembered for efforts to end segregation and secure the rights of African Americans, the larger economic vision that animated much of the movement is often overlooked today. That vision sought economic justice for every person in the United States, regardless of race. It favored production for social use instead of profit; social ownership; and democratic control over major economic decisions.
  233. LeBourdais, Isabel: The Trial of Steven Truscott
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966
    LeBourdais makes the case for the innocence of Steven Truscott, a 14-year-fold boy convicted, and sentenced to death, for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in southwestern Ontario.
  234. Lebowitz, Michael: Build It Now
    Socialism for the Twenty-First Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Influenced by the dramatic proeesses unfolding in Venezuela, Lebowitz re-imagines a socialism for the twenty-first century that places workers and popular communities at the centre of the project.
  235. Lebowitz, Michael: The spectre of socialism for the 21st century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Building socialism is the only alternative to barbarism.
  236. Lebowitz, Michael A.: Beyond Capital (Second Edition)
    Marx's Political Economy of the Working Class

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992   Published: 2003
    A completely reworked edition of his work, Michael Lebowitz's Beyond Capital explores one of the great debates among Marx scholars, that of the implications of Marx's uncompleted works. Lebowitz focuses on the side of the workers, which, he argues, was not developed in Marx's Das Kapital and which was to be the subject of Marx's intended book on wage-labour. Beyond Capital argues that Marx's political economy of the working class and the way in which human beings produce themselves through their struggles are central for going beyond capital.
  237. Lebowitz, Michael A.: The Path of Human Development
    Capitalism or Socialism?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    If we believe in people, if we believe that the goal of a human society must be that of "ensuring overall human development," our choice is clear: socialism or barbarism.
  238. Lebowitz, Michael A.: Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lebowitz discusses the construction of Syriza, its Thessaloniki Programme, and the potential for revolutionary democracy in Greece.
  239. Lebowitz, Michael A.: The Socialist Alternative
    Real Human Development

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Lebowitz takes the reader through an examination of the workings of capitalism and the problems of not only a transition to socialism, but ultimately to a society that represents freedom from class exploitation.
  240. Ledwith, Sean: 1956: Hungary's lost revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 21st century anti-capitalist movement owes a debt to the heroic and inspiring working-class uprisings in Hungary.
  241. Ledwith, Sean: 1934: American workers in revolt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In 1934 three mighty strikes brought the bosses and bankers to their knees and ushered in a new era of labour-capital relations in the United States writes Sean Ledwith
  242. Lee, Bill: Pragmatics of Community Organization
    4th Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986   Published: 2011
    Information on how to plan action, how to organize meetings, how to train participants for action, how to negotiate, and how to end a particular exercise in community organization.
  243. Lee, Bill: Pragmatics of Community Organization
    First Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Information on how to plan action, how to organize meetings, how to train participants for action, how to negotiate, and how to end a particular exercise in community organization.
  244. Lee, Dianne: Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home.
  245. Lee, Forest: Someone's Watching You!
    From Micropchips in your Underwear to Satellites Monitoring Your Every Move, Find Out Who's Tracking You and What You Can Do about It

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    An expose and explanation of the little-known secret surveillance programs run by both the public and private sectors, including practical steps on how to keep your private life private.
  246. Lee, Jennifer: The Young Lords' Legacy of Puerto Rican Activism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A short history of the Young Lords, a group that used confrontational tactics to bring services and attention to the residents of East Harlem, or El Barrio, and beyond.
  247. Lee, Martin A.; Solomon, Norman: Unreliable Sources
    A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of both electronic and print media.
  248. Lee, Micah: How Right-Wing Extremists Stalk, Dox, and Harass Their Enemies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How neo-Nazis in the U.S use the online chatroom Pony Power to harass anti-facist activists.
  249. Lee, Micah: How to Leak to The Intercept
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Leaking can serve the public interest, fueling revelatory and important journalism. Here are instructions for how to leak safely.
  250. Lee, Micah: Passphrases That You Can Memorize - But That Even the NSA Can't Guess
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, it's an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about your privacy and improving your computer security habits, one of the first roadblocks you'll run into is having to create a passphrase. You can't secure much without one.
  251. Lee, Micah: Secret 'BADASS' Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software from advertising and analytics companies, according to a document obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.The document outlines a secret program run by the intelligence agencies called BADASS.
  252. Lee, Micah: The U.S. Government Thinks Thousands of Russian Hackers May Be Reading My Blog. They Aren't.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After the U.S. government published a report on Russia's cyber attacks against the U.S. election system, and included a list of computers that were allegedly used by Russian hackers, I became curious if any of these hackers had visited my personal blog.
  253. Lee, Micah: With Virtual Machines, Getting Hacked Doesn't Have To Be That Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lee explains how to install and use a virtual machine, a fake computer running inside the real computer.
  254. Lee, Min Sook (Director): Hold the Line
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    A restrained story-telling of the 2009 CUPE strike in Windsor, Ontario. Excellent shots of Windsor backed by a moody soundtrack, this film tells the story of the Windsor CUPE strike from the workers' point of view.
  255. Lee, Peter: China's Cyber-War: Don't Believe the Hype
    Net Threat Inflation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Addressing cyber-theft, U.S hypocrisy, and China.
  256. Lee, Peter: Did the US Accidentally Give the World's Most Powerful Cyberweapon to Terrorists?
    Sony Hack: Made in America?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  257. Leech, Garry: Behind the Lies About Venezuela's Protests
    John Kerry: the Belligerent Diplomat

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    US Secretary of State John Kerry recently called on the Venezuelan government to end the "terror campaign against its own citizens."
  258. Leech, Garry: The Bias of Human Rights Watch
    Promoting Injustice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The reports issued by Human Rights Watch over the past decade have increasingly exhibited a bias towards certain rights over others. More precisely, Human Rights Watch repeatedly focuses on political and civil rights while ignoring social and economic rights.
  259. Leech, Garry: Islamic Extremism is a Product of Western Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    So what happened to bring Islamic fundamentalism to the forefront of global politics? While there are many factors involved, undoubtedly one of the primary causes is Western imperialism.
  260. Leech, Garry: Washington Seeks Regime Change in Venezuela
    Agents of Destabilization

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Both the ongoing protests in Venezuela and the economic problems that the demonstrators are protesting against appear to have been orchestrated by the opposition in order to destabilize the country and bring down the government. Unable to gain power through the ballot box, the Venezuelan opposition has turned to unconstitutional means to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
  261. Leech, Kenneth; photographs by Paul Trevor: Brick Lane 1978
    The Events and Their Significance

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    Booklet about the events in Brick Lane, in London's East End, in 1978, where Bengali youths and anti-racists clashed with the National Front, amid a surge in racist violence.
  262. Lefebvre, Henri: Everyday Life in the Modern World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1971
    Everyday life is non-philosophical in relation to philosophy and represents reality in relation to ideality.
  263. Lefebvre, Henri: The Sociology of Marx
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966   Published: 1969
    Lefebvre discusses and dissects both the theoretical and the practical Marx to illuminate the enduring power of Marx's thought and Marx's incisive wit as a commentator. Through Marx, we can obtain a coherent picture of reality as it was as the inception of the modern age.
  264. Leff, Enrique: Green Production 
    Toward an Environmental Rationality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    Explores the environment and sustainability development with a Marxist approach and provides an alternative vision for ecotechnology.
  265. Lefort, Claude: The Contradiction of Trotsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1948
    It was worth examining carefully Trotsky's attitude at the dawn of Stalinism, for it enables us to elucidate the (theoretical) policy to which he adhered until his death. I have said that Trotsky represented, between 1923 and 1927, the contradictions of Bolshevism. I should now add that he never emerged from this divided situation. Subsequently he transported into the domain of revolutionary theory the contradiction in which he had become objectively enclosed. Of course, he was forced by events to perceive the counter-revolutionary character of Stalinism, but he was not capable of taking an overall view of the new Stalinist society and of defining it.
  266. Leftist Critic: The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change
    Part 1 of 2

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With its Republican allies in Congress, the Trump administration plans to cut scientific programs while feeding more fuel into the ravenous, murderous, and imperialistic war machine of the United States. Trump's hate of scientists is clearly universal as demonstrated by the sanctioning of 271 Syrian scientists by the Treasury Department despite the fact these scientists have not engaged in any hostile acts aimed at the United States.
  267. Leggett, Jeremy: Global Warming
    The Greenpeace Report

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  268. Lehmann, Heinz; translated, edited and introduced by Gerhard P. Bassler: The German Canadians 1750-1937:
    Immigration, Settlement, and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  269. Lehndorff, Steffen: Trade Unions: The Difficult Path to Solidarity in One's Own Interest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In both the ideals and the rhetoric of trade unions international solidarity plays a major role. Trade union practice, however, is first and foremost focused on the context of those nation-states, in which they were able to achieve their most important victories in the 20th century. It is those achievements within the national framework which are being undermined with the help of the EU and its institutions.
  270. Leibovitz, Clement; Finkel, Alvin: In Our Time
    The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion

    Resource Type: Book
    Documents the steps taken under diplomatic cover by the West to strike a bargain with Hitler based upon shared anti-Soviet premises.
  271. Leibowitz, Shamai K.: In Defense of Divestment
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    As an Israeli citizen and former tank gunner in the Israeli army, I feel the need to explain why I, along with many other Jews, support divestment from Israel. We are asking the city of Somerville, as well as other cities and civic institutions, to divest from companies involved in selling arms, bulldozers and military technologies that are used by the Israeli army to commit war crimes against Palestinians.
  272. Leighton, Ron: Endarkenment: Postmodernism, Identity Politics, and the Attack on Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Many today find the idea of free speech appalling—an awful fact to those who believe in freedom, quaint as it sounds. Left-liberals agitate to prevent disagreeable expression. Their masked street allies physically attack those who engage in it.
  273. Leiss, William: The Domination of Nature
    Resource Type: Book
    Leiss relates environmental concerns back to the fundamental problem of man's domination of his fellow man. In doing so, he argues for a reconsideration of the relationship between humanity and nature.
  274. Lekachman, Robert; Van Loon, Borin: Capitalism for Beginners
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    An amusing, soundly researched, and highly accessible illustrated book that tells you everything you want to know about capitalism.
  275. Lemisch, Jesse: On Active Service in War and Peace
    Politics and Ideology in the American Historical Profession

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
  276. Lemoi, B. Roy: Quebec - A Double Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1964
    Discusses Quebecois nationalism in the early 1960s.
  277. Lemoine, Maurice: Latin American coups upgraded
    These days the military go back to their barracks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The classic Latin American coup used to put the military in direct command and control of a country. That doesn’t work well on the world stage, and is being replaced by more clever manipulation, however the same people end up in power.
  278. Lemon, James T.: Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  279. Lemos, Anabela; Adler, Simone (eds.): Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land breaks the community, displaces access to food and water, and uproots the connection to nature and [local] knowledge. There is an old saying in Africa: the land doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to our children, and the children of our children.
  280. Lendman, Stephen: The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    New audit figures show that Bernanke's Fed gave Wall Street and European banksters at least $16.1 trillion (called emergency loans) from December 1, 2007 - July 21, 2010, besides unknown amounts earlier and in the past year. Moreover, it's well known that trillions of dollars are stolen, handed to corporate interests and never returned, as well as gotten in other illegal ways. As a result, taxpayers get stuck with the bill, the nation with unsustainable mounting debt, heading it eventually for ruin.
  281. Lendman, Stephen: Global BDS Against Israel Is Working
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Israel's ruling elite is increasingly concerned about the international movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions, but they are unwilling to address the human rights abuses that brought the movement into existence.
  282. Lendman, Stephen: Growing Poverty And Despair In America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Increasing homelessness and hunger highlight the growing problem as, in the face of deteriorating economic conditions and growing human needs, administration policies are indifferent, counterproductive, uncaring and hostile.
  283. Lendman, Stephen: Israeli Soldiers Sexually Abuse Palestinian Children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  284. Lendman, Stephen: Mountaintop Removal: Environmental And Human Destruction For Profit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW) is an initiative "to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal, to improve the quality of life in our area, and to help rebuild sustainable communities."
  285. Lenin, V. I.: "Left-Wing" Communism
    An Infantile Disorder

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1918
    Lenin's repsonse to ultraleftists who advocate 'no compromises' and refuse to work in 'reactionary' trade unions and parliamentary elections.
  286. Lenin, V. I.: The State and Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1917
    Lenin on the Marxist view of the state and revolution.
  287. Lenin, V.I.: Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1917
  288. Lenin, V.I.: The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1918   Published: 1965
  289. Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich: Lenin Quotes
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924).
  290. Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich: Lenin, Vladimir - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
  291. Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich: The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution
    a.k.a. The April Theses

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1917
    This article contains Lenin’s famous April Theses read by him at two meetings of the All-Russia Conference of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies, on April 4, 1917.
  292. Lens, Sidney: The Labor Wars
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
  293. Lens, Sidney: Radicalism in America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    American rebels and the causes for which they fought from 1620 to the 1960s.
  294. Leon, Abram: The Jewish Question
    A Marxist Interpretation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1946   Published: 1970
    Abram Leon offers a materialist approach to the study of Jewish history.
  295. Leon, Fernando: Canadian Mining Corporation Receives Permits in Mexican Indigenous Territory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Canadian mining companies have found a way to expand their operations in Mexico. Recently the Mexican government awarded 22 permits to British Columbia-based First Majestic Silver to mine for silver in the western region of the country.
  296. Leon-Portilla, Migueal (ed.): The Broken Spears
    The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1962
    Translated selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
  297. Leonard, Aaron: Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists
    The Revolutionary Union / Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A history of the Revolutionary Union/Revolutionary Communist Party -- the largest Maoist organization to arise in the US -- from its origins in the explosive year of 1968, its expansion into a national organization in the early seventies, its extension into major industry throughout early part of that decade, the devastating schism in the aftermath of the death of Mao Tse-tung, and its ultimate decline as the 1970s turned into the 1980s.
  298. Leonard, Annie; Fox, Louis; Sachs, Jonah: The Story of Stuff
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2007
    The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever.
  299. Leonard, Tyson: It's a Question of What Unites Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An interview with Harold Lavender on accountable structures, systemic change, and the peril and promise of alliances against gentrification.
  300. LeonVest, Sandy: US Workers Starved Into Military Service
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Humanity has passed the tipping point - economically, culturally and environmentally. The "consuming and killing" model embraced by Americans as cultural norm is, in reality, a cultural aberration. It is destroying everything and everyone in its wake - including those who are fighting and dying to preserve it.
  301. Lepper, Laura: Six Nations and Dundalk Fight Corporate Crap
    Why We Should All Support Their Struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Dundalk is situated at the highest elevation in Ontario, the headwaters of both the Grand and Saugeen rivers, and sits on land deeded to the Six Nations through the Haldimand Proclamation of 1763. Despite the ecological importance of the region and the outstanding land claim, the municipal council and a corporation are attempting to force through a plan to build a “bio-solids” processing facility just a stone’s throw from the town.
  302. Lerer, Yael: Selective indignation on the streets of Israel
    Who are 'the people' and what is social justice?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Middle-class Israelis, aware they have lost social security and affordable housing, are protesting by pitching tents and demonstrating in city streets. But will they demand equality for all? For now, they seem intent only on their own lost privileges.
  303. Lerner, Eric: Athenians Teach a New Lesson in (Workers) Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Popular Assembly at Syntagma has been able to go beyond democratic discussion to democratic decisions but the construction of real workers democracy is still under way. While thousands take part in the assembly, there are five million living in Athens and millions more in the rest of Greece. To democratically include all these millions requires a system of delegation, in which delegates from neighborhoods and workplaces attend city-wide assemblies and delegates from these attend a nationwide assembly.
  304. Lerner, Eric: Don't socialize the losses - take the whole thing! 
    Socialize all of finance under democratic control!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    A demand that a few weeks ago would have seemed leftist utopianism is now entirely reasonable and indeed the only practical solution. If ALL the financial institutions- banks, insurance companies, saving and loans, pension funds - become state property, their worthless loans to each other can be wiped off the books as the mere paper that they are.
  305. Lerner, Eric: For a Workers Recovery Plan - The Causes and Cures of a New Great Depression 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Economics is now not just for the experts. If anything is clear from the panic that started in mid- September, 2008, it is that workers must understand the economy. For clearly the 'experts' have no idea what they are doing.
  306. Lerner, Jonathan: Swords in the Hands of Children: Reflections of an American Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Against the vividly evoked chaos and conflicts of the Vietnam Era, Jonathan Lerner probes the impulses that led a small group of educated, privileged young Americans to turn to violence as a means of political change.
  307. Lerner, Michael P.: The new socialist revolution
    An introduction to its theory and strategy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    Chapter 6 - Strategy and Tactics. The first task of the revolutionary movement, its most important task within the next few years, is to destroy bourgeois hegemony and develop a radical consciousness among each of the potential constituencies for revolutionary action.
  308. Lerner, Rabbi Michael: Netanyahu: Have You No Shame?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Israel’s Prime Minister attributing the Holocaust to Palestinian influence over Hitler is a "Blood Libel" level lie.
  309. Lerner, Sharon: DuPont May Dodge Toxic Lawsuits By Pulling a Disappearing Act
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    First DuPont spun off much of its environmental liability into a new company known as Chemours. Now the company plans to merge with Dow.
  310. Lerner, Sharon: The Plant Next Door
    A Louisiana Town Plagued by Pollution Shows Why Cuts to the EPA Will Be Measured in Illnesses and Deaths

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When the Environmental Protection Agency informed people in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, last July that the local neoprene plant was emitting a chemical that gave them the highest risk of cancer from air pollution in the country, the information was received not just with horror and sadness but also with a certain sense of validation.
  311. Lerner, Sharon: Poisoning the Well
    Special Report: Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water With PFCS

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lori Cervera had always been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didn’t have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull ache on her right side in May 2014, Cervera took a few Tylenol and did her best to ignore it. But after a few days in which the pain grew sharper and more intense, she went to the hospital, where a CT scan revealed a mass. To her complete surprise, Cervera, a mother of four and grandmother of two who was 46 at the time, was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer. That July she underwent surgery to remove both the tumor and almost half her right kidney.
  312. Lerro, Bruce: Do You Socialists Have Any Plans?
    Why we need socialist architects

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Bruce Lerro claims that the only way 21st century socialism is going to get any traction or respect from the working class is if socialists collectively develop blueprints for socialism: five years, ten years, fifty years down the road.
  313. Lesnick, Bruce: Counter Mobilization: an Effective Response to Right Wing Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As the effects of the Great Recession linger, the ruling rich are making every effort to ensure that the working class bears the brunt of the economic crunch. In this atmosphere, elements of the extreme right feel emboldened to promote their reactionary wares. From the increasing visibility of right wing websites like breitbart.com, to well-publicized speaking tours by conservative ideologues like Milo Yiannopoulos and others, to former Breitbart editor Steve Bannon attaining the status of presidential advisor – the message from the top is clear: racism, sexism and xenophobia will all be used to divide and oppress the 99%. Meanwhile, these same poisonous sentiments are used to divert attention from those actually responsible for and benefiting from the current crisis.
  314. Lester, Maria: A is for Anachronism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
    Experiences of a teacher.
  315. Lett, James: A field guide to critical thinking
    Resource Type: Article
  316. Leupp, Gary: AP Blasts "Russian Propaganda War" Over Ukraine
    Herding the Media Sheep

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Peter Leonard’s March 15 Associated Press report is entitled: “Russian propaganda war in full swing over Ukraine.” “This is Ukraine today,” he begins, “at least as seen by most Russian news media: the government is run by anti-Semitic fascists, people killed by opposition snipers and the west is behind it all.”
  317. Leupp, Gary: CNN: "Russia is an Adversary, Ukraine is Not."
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Monday morning. David Chalian, CNN Political Director, on CNN's "New Day" program. News ticker: "How do Trump-Russia and DNC-Ukraine compare?" New Day co-anchor Alysin Camerota (former Fox anchor) puts the question to her Political Director. Chalian's mechanical reply: "Russia is an adversary, Ukraine is not."
  318. Leupp, Gary: Immanuel Kant on Electoral Interference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Historically the United States has been far more inclined to engage in politcal interference than Russia.
  319. Leupp, Gary: The Intelligence Apparatus Is Checking Out Your "Intimate Body Parts"
    Privates Eyes

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    According to the latest Snowden revelation, Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which works in close collaboration with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), has been intercepting and storing images of millions of Yahoo webcam-chat users in a program appropriately code-named "Optic Nerve."
  320. Leupp, Gary: Profiting from Christian Credulity
    Manufacturing the Jesus Legend

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A brand-new book, entitled The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene, is receiving a lot of attention. How could it not? The authors of the book declare that it proves that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married, with two children. The media eats this stuff up.
  321. Leupp, Gary: The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On October 2, 2015, President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia's decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted "from the perspective they're all terrorists [is] a recipe for disaster, and it's one that I reject."
  322. Leupp, Gary: Standing Rock and Imperialism Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An article about the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  323. Leupp, Gary: A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    State Department talking points on Syria for cable news anchors.
  324. Leupp, Gary: What Motivated the Boston Bombers
    Why It's Not a Chechen Thing, But All About the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Two young men, brothers who emigrated from Kyrgyzstan twelve years ago with their parents and sisters — high-achieving, “well-assimilated” immigrant men — planted bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring well over 250.
  325. Leupp, Gary: Why Hillary Won the Debate (Even though She Didn't)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    CNN and Facebook co-sponsored last week’s Democratic presidential frontrunners' "debate." After the event, CNN conducted a poll. "Who won the debate?" it asked. The result: 83% Bernie Sanders; 12% Hillary Clinton.
  326. Leupp, Gary: Why the Ruling Class is So Upset About Edward Snowden
    The Damage to Our Intelligence is Gut-Wrenching to See

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Is Snowden a hero, or a villain? The tiny power elite that controls the mainstream press and cable channels, the corporations that dutifully hand over meta-data to the state, the twin political parties, are sick to their stomachs that they’ve been so exposed.
  327. Leval, Gaston: Collectives in Spain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1938   Published: 1945
    A contemporary account of the Spanish Anarchist movements during the 1930's by Gaston Leval, a prominent anarcho-syndicalist. Attention focuses on the roles of "agrarian socialism" and education in the revolution.
  328. Leval, Gaston: Collectives in the Spanish Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971   Published: 1975
    An account of the collectives set up in Spain during the struggle against Franco.
  329. Levant, Victor: Quiet Complicity
    Canadian Involvement in the Vietnam War

    Resource Type: Book
  330. Levenson, Zachary: After the Wheeler Occupation
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    One astute observer of the Wheeler occupation noted that the events of November 20 represented a synthesis of the twin strategies of the current student movement: “popular organizing” in the form of general assemblies on the one hand, and a “militant resistance” enamored of occupations on the other.
  331. Levenson, Zachary: Social Movements in South Africa
    Against The Current vol. 160

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Investigation into the current political movements in South Africa.
  332. Levi Strauss, David; Ehrenreich, Barbara; Danner, Mark et al.: Abu Ghraib: The Politics of Torture
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A series of essays on the Abu Ghraib prison and the political climate surrounding the Bush Administration's intervention into Iraq.
  333. Levi, Paul: Levi, Paul - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Paul Levi (1886-1930).
  334. Levi, Paul: Our Path: Against Putschism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1921
    If a Communist Party is to be built up again in Germany, then the dead of central Germany, Hamburg, the Rhineland, Baden, Silesia and Berlin, not to mention the many thousands of prisoners who have fallen victim to this Bakuninist lunacy, all demand in the face of the events of the last week: “Never again!”
  335. Levi, Primo: Beyond Judgment
    Resource Type: Article
  336. Levi, Primo: The Drowned and the Saved
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986   Published: 1989
    In an effort to confront the question of whether Auschwitz could ever happen again Primo Levi has brought to a new generation the facts of the Holocaust and the reasons we should not be complacent that it can never happen again. In a series of essays he talks of why some survived and most did not and our unwillingness to know about the crimes being committed.
  337. Levin, Murray: Teach Me! Kids Will Learn When Oppression is the Lesson
    Resource Type: Book
    Provides an imaginative and workable way of reaching the students that our educational system is failing.Teach Me! is a book that will change the way teachers think.
  338. Levine, Yasha: What's the Border Fence Good for? Subsidizing Mexican Scrap Metal Entrepreneurs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It was obvious from the very beginning that Bush's push for a border fence was nothing more than a political show to boost Republicans' creds with their base.
  339. Levine, Andrew: In Bad Faith: What's Wrong with the Opium of the People
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
  340. Levine, Andrew: Putting Socialism Back on the Agenda  
    Daring to Hope

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Is Socialism Capitalism's future?
  341. Levine, Bruce: A Flawed Conception of Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A critique of E.P. Thompson's 'The Making of the English Working Class.'
  342. Levine, Bruce: "Hegemony How-To": Rethinking Activism and Embracing Power
    A review of Hegemony How-To: a Roadmap for Radicals, by Jonathan Smucker

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "How many times, I wondered, had I favored a particular action or tactic because I really thought it was likely to change a decision-maker’s position or win over key allies, as opposed to gravitating toward an action because it expressed my activist identity and self-conception? How concerned were we really, in our practice, with political outcomes?"
  343. Levine, Bruce: How 7 Historic Figures Overcame Depression Without Doctors
    Drugless Antidotes

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    While Sylvia Plath and Ernest Hemingway received extensive medical treatment for depression but tragically committed suicide, other famously depressed people — including Abraham Lincoln, William James, Georgia O’Keeffe, Sigmund Freud, William Tecumseh Sherman, Franz Kafka, and the Buddha — took different paths.
  344. Levine, Bruce: Roots of U.S. Capitalism (book review)
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    This is a thoughtful, learned, stimulating, challenging and altogether valuable volume. It reprints a series of reflections by the Marxist sociologist Charles Post on various aspects of the rise and evolution of capitalism in North America between the colonial era and the late 19th century.
  345. Levine, Bruce: Surviving America's Depression Epidemic
    How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    The rate of depression in the United States has increased more than tenfold in the last fifty years, and American mental health institutions have become part of the problem rather than the solution. The good news is that age-old wisdom and legitimate science -- uncorrupted by the profit-margin pressures of pharmaceutical and insurance companies -- have much to inform us about revitalizing depressed people and a depressing culture.
  346. Levine, Bruce C.: The Fall of the House of Dixie
    The Civil War and the Social Revolution that Transformed the South

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    History of the lasting impact of the Civil War on America. Originally undertaken to preserve the status quo, it turned into a second American Revolution that upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South.
  347. Levine, Bruce E.: The Battle for Brooklyn
    The Abuse of Eminent Domain

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    An article about the documentary Battle for Brooklyn, which chronicles the fight waged by residents and business owners of Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood facing demolition of their property to make way for the Atlantic Yards project, a massive plan to build 16 skyscrapers and a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets.
  348. Levine, Bruce E.: Get Up, Stand Up 
    Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, energy, and unity in order to wrest power away from the corporatocracy.
  349. Levine, Bruce E.: Killing 'Schizophrenics': Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the United States in the earlier part of the twentieth century, there was widespread compulsory sterilization of those diagnosed with serious mental illness; and from the 1970s through the early 1990s, dehumanizing experiments that ignored the Nuremberg Code of research ethics were administered on this population by prominent American psychiatrists.
  350. Levine, Bruce E.: Psychiatry's 'Defect Model of Mental Illness:' a Path for Those it Has Failed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For some depressed, anxious, and substance-abusing people, it feels better to believe that they are essentially defective, as it provides them with a defense of sorts against insulting accusations that they are malingering. But the defect model of mental illness doesn't work for everyone.
  351. Levine, Bruce E.: Psychiatry's Manufacture of Consent
    The Chemical Imbalance Theory and the Antidepressant Explosion

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Starting in the 1990s — despite research findings that levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin were unrelated to depression — Americans began to be exposed to highly effective television commercials for antidepressants that portrayed depression as caused by a “chemical imbalance” of low levels of serotonin and which could be treated with “chemically balancing” antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
  352. Levine, Bruce E.: Youth Subdued
    8 Ways Young Americans Have Been Dominated

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. But now young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the corporatocracy can completely screw them and that they are helpless to do anything about it.
  353. Levine, Carol: The Power of public relations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    An overview of the role of public relations practitioners.
  354. LeVine, Mark: The Unfolding Arab Uprisings
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Suzi Weissman interviews Mark LeVine.
  355. Levine, Michael: Michael Levine's Ten commandments for Dealing with the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Rules for dealing with the media.
  356. Levine, Yasha: The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves
    Resource Type: Article
    Levine reviews the transition from peasantry to industrial labour and the impacts of captitalism in workers.
  357. Levingston, Oliver: Venezuela: The Political Economy of Inflation and Investment Strikes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This paper adopts a Marxian class analysis to dispute the orthodox critique of high inflation in contemporary Venezuela. It draws a parallel between the 2002-03 oil industry lock-out and the capital strike in the Venezuelan foodstuffs industry today. In each case, capital has suspended production to bid up the price of basic goods and create widespread shortages.
    Orthdox inflation-targeting conceals the class antagonism of capital strikes and highlights the class interests that underpin monetarism. The paper concludes that socialised production is a viable alternative to neoliberal austerity.
  358. Levison, Andrew: The Working-Class Majority
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974   Published: 1975
    Defining the working class and people employed in essentially rote, manual labour, Levison shows that today's woerks are not dwindling in number, are not financially secure, do not enjoy an easy middle-class way of life, and are, for the most part, neither racist nor conservative.
  359. Levitan, Tyler: Harper's Relationship With the Jewish Defense League Is Disturbing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With Canada's federal election less than two weeks away, Levitan addresses a highly topical matter: the Conservatives' close relations with the controversial Jewish Defense League (JDL).
  360. Levitt, Cyril H.; Shaffir, William: The Riot at Christie Pits
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  361. Levitt, Karl: Silent Surrender
    The multinational corporation in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    Levitt examines the historical background of foreign investment in Canada, its acceleration since the Second World War, and the nature of the intrusion into a sovereign state of the multinational corporation. she argues that recolonization by U.S. international corporations is rapidly transforming Canada into the world's richest under-developed country.
  362. Levy Zumwalt, Rosemary: Freedom Summer, 50 Years After
    The Power of Stories

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In his memoir, Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers, Memories of Mississippi 1964-65, Jim Dann put to paper the stories from his time in Mississippi 50 years ago, working as a young college student for fifteen months in Sunflower County to establish Freedom Schools and to help register African-Americans to vote.
  363. Levy, Andrea: Reflections on the Occasion of Dimitri Roussopoulos' 70th Birthday and Public Intellectuals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
  364. Levy, Gideon: A Heartfelt Apology to Haaretz Readers
    Resource Type: Article
    To all offended readers, I apologize for the one-sidedness. How could I not maintain a balance between the murderer and the murdered; the thief and his victim; and the occupier and the occupied?
  365. Levy, Gideon: Israel does not want peace 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Rejectionism is embedded in Israel's most primal beliefs. There, at the deepest level, lies the concept that this land is destined for the Jews alone.
  366. Levy, Gideon: The Last Refuge
    Neve Gordon and the Boycott of Israel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Let us admit the truth: The occupier deserves to be boycotted. As long as the Israelis pay no price for the occupation, the occupation will not end, and therefore the only way open to the opponents of the occupation is to take concrete means that will make the Israelis understand that the injustice they are perpetrating comes with a price tag.
  367. Levy, Gideon: The Punishment of Gaza
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    An account of Israel's criminal treatment of Gaza.
  368. Levy, Gideon: With A Little Help From Outside
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The world sees a great and ongoing injustice. They want a just Israel. They see an Israel that occupies and is clearly unjust, and they believe they should do something. We should thank them for this from the bottom of our hearts.
  369. Levy-Hass, Hanna; with a foreword and afterword by Amira Hass: Diary of Bergen-Belsen
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Hanna Lévy-Hass, a Yugoslavian Jew, emerged a defiant survivor of the Holocaust. Her observations, recorded in her own incomparable voice, shed new light on the lived experience of Nazi internment. Lévy-Hass stands alone as the only resistance fighter to report on her own experience inside the camps, and she does so with unflinching clarity in dealing with the political and social divisions inside Bergen-Belsen.
  370. Lewin, Moshe: Lenin's Last Struggle
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1968
    An account of the last few months of Lenin's political life, when he was seriously ill but still attempting to guide the course of the Soviet state.
  371. Lewington, Peter: No Right-Of-Way
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    The author tells the story of a small group of determined agriculturalists and environmentalists who took on industry, government and the courts for the rights of farmers to protect their land and the environment.
  372. Lewington, Peter: No Right-of-Way
    How democracy came to the oil patch

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  373. Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator): This Changes Everything 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Klein suggests that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
  374. Lewis, David: Louder Voices: The Corporate Welfare Bums
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    NDP leader Davis Lewis provides facts and analysis to support his charge that "government and big business are holding hands -- in your pocket."
  375. Lewis, Debra J.; Rudland, Lorri: Free Trade for British Columbia
    Is It A Bargain at the Price?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987
  376. Lewis, Gordon: Puerto Rico
    Freedom and Power in the Caribbean

    Resource Type: Book
    Details the history of modern Puerto Rico, advancing independence and socialism as the answer to the Puerto Rican tragedy.
  377. Lewis, Holly: The Politics of Everybody
    Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Holly explores the concepts of 'man', 'woman', and 'other' in the present political context. The book also attempts to reconcile queer theory and Marxist analysis.
  378. Lewis, Jim: The Culture That Created Donald Trump Was Liberal, Not Conservative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Now that Donald Trump, the candidate, has become both widely popular and deeply loathsome, we're seeing a cataract of editorials and commentary aimed at explaining how it happened and who's to blame. The predictable suspects are trotted out: the Republican Party, which had been too opportunistic and fearful to stand up to its own candidate, Fox News, which inflamed the jingoes, and white working-class voters, unhinged by class envy and racial resentment.
  379. Lewis, Ronald: Black Coal Miners in America
    Race, Class, and Community Conflict, 1780-1980

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    From the early day of mining in colonial Virginia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labour force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America.
  380. Lewis, Rupert: Marcus Garvey
    Anti-Colonial Champion

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Marcus Garvey articulated ideas about self-reliance, about the relationship between oppressed people throughout the world regardless of colour; he put forward ideas which are central to the process of decolonialization.
  381. Lewis, S.P.: Grace
    The Life of Grace MacInnis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  382. Lewis, Stephen: Race Against Time
    Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005   Published: 2006
    This book is a compilation of the 2005 Massey Lectures on the topic of the Millennium Development Goals, with a special focus on AIDS in Africa. Lewis' lectures are personal and passionate in their denunciation of the international community's response to the AIDS pandemic and poverty in Africa.
  383. Lewis, Tom: Empire strikes out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's book Empire has attracted commentaries ranging from "a significant contribution to Marxism" to "Now, ai'’t that something?" It enjoyed a run at Wall Street bookstores and created a similar buzz on campuses and left-wing Internet lists. Hardt and Negri stress that Empire is a work of philosophy. As such, the book aims to abstract from the swirl of daily life and singular events a general picture of the social processes that have spawned the contemporary world order: the global market, global circuits of production, and a new structure of political sovereignty. Unfortunately, Empire's map of global space profoundly distorts the world as it is today.
  384. Lewis, Walter: Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There is a change being made in food production that have individual reaping healthier and energy preserving benefits.
  385. Lewycky,Dennis; Nthomang, Keitseope: Equal Shares
    Oodi Weavers and the cooperative experience

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    The story of a community-based co-operative in Botswana.
  386. Lexchin, Joel: Doctors in Denial
    Why Big Pharma and the Canadian medical professionals are too close for comfort

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A look into the disturbing relationships between medical doctors and Big Pharma, which has influenced what medical students learn and the interactions doctors have with their patients.
  387. Lexchin, Joel: Private Profits vs Public Policy
    The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial basic research to the sale of the manufactured produces to the patients that use them."
  388. Lexchin, Joel: The Real Pushers
    A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Drug Industry

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A comprehensive analysis of the pharmaceutical drug industry in Canada.
  389. Lexchin, Joel; Kaur, Shila Rani: Deception By Design
    Pharmaceutical Promotion in the Third World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995   Published: 1996
    The authors discuss the workings of the pharmaceutical industry by exposing the unethical marketing practices, double standards and weak marketing codes.
  390. Lexier, Roberta: "The Backdrop Against Which Everything Happened"
    English-Canadian Student Movements and Off-Campus Movements for Change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Examines the relationship between the 1960s' student movements at English-Canadian universities and provincial, national, and international movements for change.
  391. Lexit Network: Democracy and Popular Sovereignty instead of Neoliberal Integration and a failed Euro-System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This document was commonly developed by people from the Lexit Network. It was written and agreed before the Brexit referendum and was not intended to influence the popular vote one way or another. With the implementation of the European single market and the Maastricht Treaty, European integration was established as a neoliberal project for the long run. The Stability- and Growth Pact, the fundamental freedoms of the single market and the European monetary union, among other elements, constituted a framework that has fueled austerity policies, the dismantling of workers’ rights and the welfare state and imposed privatization throughout the EU member states.
  392. Leys, Simon: Broken Images
    Essays on Chinese Culture and Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    Essays on modern Chinese culture and politics.
  393. Leys, Simon: The Burning Forest
    Essays on Chinese Culture and Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  394. Leys, Simon: The Chairman's New Clothes
    Mao and the Cultural Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1981
    Analyzes the Chinese "cultural revolution" as a power struggle through which Mao Zedong sought to regain control of the party.
  395. Leys, Simon: Chinese Shadows 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977   Published: 1978
    A description of Mao Zedong's China.
  396. Leyshon, Traven: Labor on the Ropes
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In U.S. Labor in Trouble and Transition, Kim Moody focuses on why the organized labor movement went into decline and points to potential signs of revival. The author’s explanation begins with the worsening economic situation in the 1970s and a harsher anti-union climate, both politically and in the workplace, as “business refined its ability to act as a class.”
  397. Leyshon, Traven: Towards Workers' Climate Action
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of a book and a pamphlet by Paul Hampton, both on the urgent need for workers' action on climate change.
  398. Leyshon, Traven; Feeley, Dianne: Solidarity with Iraqi Labor
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The first delegation of Iraqi labor leaders to visit the United States—and one of the few Iraqi groups of any sort not sponsored by the U.S. government—addressed more than 70 meetings across the country this June. The group included representatives from the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI) and General Union of Oil Employees (GUOE).
  399. Leyshon, Trayven: Towards Workers' Climate Action
    Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity: Tackling Climate Change in a Neoliberal World

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Paul Hampton's Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity:
    Tackling Climate Change in a Neoliberal World.
  400. Leyson, Traven: Vermont Healthcare Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An overview of legislation in Vermont to publicly fund health care.
  401. Leyton, Elliot: Dying Hard
    The Ravages of Industrial Carnage

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    A shocking and indignant challenge to the conscience and humanity not just of Canada but of all nations, an outraged cry of protest and concern of workers victimized alike throughout the modern world.
  402. Li, Minqi: The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    With the decline of the economic power of the United States, its current hegemonic role will deteriorate and the growth of China will so erode the foundations of capital accumulation - by pushing wages and environmental costs up, for example - that the entire capitalist system will be shaken to its core.
  403. Liam; Maximilian: Anarchism in the Rear-view Mirror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This is not an attack on the militancy of our libertarian comrades. This text is an attempt to clarify our practices to avoid repeating the historical mistakes of the labor movement, addresses the comrades who are beginning to make a synthesis between Marxism and anarchism.
  404. Libarle, Marc; Seligson, Tom (eds.): The High School Revolutionaries
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    Two young teachers travel across America gathering the views of young high school radicals.
  405. Libcom.org: Libertarian communism: an introduction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A short introduction to what we at libcom.org refer to as communism or libertarian communism, what it is and why we think it is a good idea.
  406. Libertarian Socialist Collective: A Political Statement of the Libertarian Socialist Collective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    The socialist perspective, as we see it, implies a total critique of human society as it is presently constituted. Socialism means a total transformation of life and social institutions - a project of collective self-transformation.
  407. Libertarian Socialist Collective: What is The Red Menace?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    About The Red Menace, a libertarian socialist publication.
  408. Library and Archives Canada: Aboriginal Newspapers List
    Resource Type: Article
    Lists aboriginal publications (past and present) held in print or microform in the collection of Library and Archives Canada.
  409. Libretti, Tim: Asian American Incorporation or Insurgency?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
  410. Lichtenstein, Alex: Twice the Work of Free Labor
    The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
  411. Lichtenstein, Alexander C.; Kroll, Michael A.: The Fortress Economy
    The Economic Role of the U. S. Prison System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    The economic role of the US Prison System examined.
  412. Lichtenstein, Nelson: B.J. Widick and the UAW
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  413. Lichtenstein, Nelson: A Contest of Ideas
    Capital, Politics, and Labor

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Collected essays and provocations from the preeminent labour historian.
  414. Lichtenstein, Nelson: A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics and Labor
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Compilation and updates of many of Lichtenstein's most provocative and controversial essays and reviews. The author offers perspectives on the relationship of labour and the state, the tensions that sometimes exist between a culture of rights and the idea of solidarity, and the rise of conservatism in politics, law, and intellectual life.
  415. Lichtenstein, Nelson: How Immigrants Built the American Left -- And Can Build It Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The energy and upheaval unleashed by the Trump administration's assault on Muslims, Latinos, and other immigrants, documented or not, has been directed toward a restoration of their rights and dignity, toward the family reunions and free passage into our country that have been happily broadcast from airports all across the country -- and rightly so. But if our ambitions are simply to restore the old status quo or even recreate a liberalized version of the policies extant under President Obama, then we will be selling short the possibilities inherent in this moment.
  416. Lichtenstein, Nelson: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit
    Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor

    Resource Type: Book
    Lichtenstein shows us the origins of some of the union movement's current weaknesses--little organization at the workplace level, no capacity to act independently in the political sphere, viewed by many non-union workers as a "special interest group."
  417. Lichtenstein, Nelson: Politics and Memory in the Flint Sitdown Strikes
    A comment on Historiography

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    The General Motors strike of 1936-37 was the most important union victory of the 20th century, but the very meaning of its success was ambiguous indeed.
  418. Lichtman, Richard: Chris Hedges' Vision & Nightmare: Is There a Human Future?
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    There are few writers today who can bring to vision the articulate passion that Chris Hedges directs against the present corporate system; its vile and self-satisfied destructiveness, and the symboitic collusion between this structure of perversion and the betrayal engaged in by “the liberal class.” I believe this aspect of Hedges’ perspective is vitally important and obvious to any reader who begins with the sense that our political culture is in a descending spiral of decay.
  419. Liddle, Joanna; Joshi, Rama: Daughters of Independence
    Gender, Caste and Class in India

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    A wide-ranging exploration of the historical and cultural conditions which have contributed both to the general subordination of Indian women, and to the relative success of individual women who come from less impoverished urban families, in achieving a measure of personal freedom. The authors portrays the lives and experiences of a group of urban women: their consciousness, their strategies of struggle, and the limits to the freedom they achieved.
  420. Lieberman, Dan: Deconstructing The Israeli Narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Israel has revealed its nature; a nation built on actions normally termed war crimes by world institutions; a nation that does not follow international law; and a nation that does not heed United Nations Resolutions. Distracting and deceiving the world community with contrived and fallacious narratives permits Israel to continue its illegal maneuvers. Setting the record straight will straighten the road to Middle East peace.
  421. Lieberman, Dan: Palestine Museum of Natural History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Palestine Museum of Natural History provides testimony to the Palestinian attachment to the land, for preservation of plant and animal life, as well as cultural expression and identity to the Palestinian community.
  422. Lieberman, Robbie: Post-war Left Feminism - review
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A review of 'Feminism, the Left, and Postwar Literary Culture' by Kathlene McDonald.
  423. Lieberman, Robbie: Racism & Conflict at Southern Illinois
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    I teach on a campus that prides itself on its racial diversity; Southern Illinois University is consistently ranked in the top ten among predominantly white campuses in graduation rates for African Americans. Yet the university has trouble confronting racial issues, and has no published policy on racial harassment.
  424. Lieberman, Robbie: Reckoning with Apocalypse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Jacqueline Foertsch's book, "Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America" on issues of race within the anti-war movement.
  425. Lieberman, Robbie: Remembering Dorothy Healey: An Activist with Vision
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Dorothy Healey had a grand vision of a world in which there was no poverty, racism, or war, a world of genuine democracy. To me she represented what was most appealing about the Old Left — commitment, dedication, selflessness.
  426. Liebknecht, Karl: Liebknecht, Karl - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Karl Liebknecht (1871-1919).
  427. Liebman, Marcel: Leninism Under Lenin
    Resource Type: Book
    Liebman offers a portrayal of Lenin as primarily a revolutionary, focusing both on his fallibility and successes.
  428. Lien, Jon ; Katona, Steven: A Guide to the Photographic Indentification of Individual Whales
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  429. Lieven, Anatol: The Baltic Revolution
    Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    A history of Estonian, Latvia and Lithuania, from their "creation" in the 19th century, to their successful runs for independence in 1990.
  430. Lievesley, Geraldine; Ludlam, Steve (eds.): Reclaiming a Continent: Experiments in Radical Social Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    An in-depth and accessible introduction to Latin American politics. Avoiding superficial analysis and simplistic leftist cheerleading, this book addresses the complexity and diversity of the new Latin American left.
  431. Lifton, Robert Jay; Markusen, Eric: The Genocidal Mentality
    Nazi Holocaust and Nuclear Threat

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988   Published: 1991
    A comparison and contrast between the engineers of the Holocaust and the scientists and strategists of the nuclear threat.
  432. Light, Andrew (ed.): Social Ecology after Bookchin
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    Addresses Bookchin's theory of social ecology and how its role in linking environmental concerns with the desire for a free and egalitarian society.
  433. Light, Beth & Pierson, Ruth Roach (Eds): No Easy Road
    Women in Canada 1920's to 1960's

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  434. Lih, Lars: 'All Power to the Soviets?' - Biography of a slogan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The origins of one of the most famous slogans in revolutionary history: "All power to the Soviets!" in its original context of Russia in 1917.
  435. Lih, Lars H.: Lenin Rediscovered
    What is to Be Done? in Context

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
  436. Lih, Lars T.: "All Power to the Soviets!" Biography of a Slogan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the origins of the slogan "All Power to the Soviets" in its original context of Russia in 1917.
  437. Lih, Lars T.: Lenin
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
  438. Liienfield, Scott, Lynn, Steven & Lohr, Jeffrey: Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology
    Resource Type: Book
    Written by psychologists this book examines the differences between science and pseudoscience within the field of clinical psychology .Throughout the book they present an analysis of the rising number of alternate therapies (Emotional Freedom Technique, Thought Field Technique, self-help books, Dr. Phil etc..) that offer immediate relief of mental health issues whether it be depression, anxiety or post-trumatic stress disorder. They conclude with recommendations for combatting the current state of pseudoscience and discuss the therapies that are scientifically supported, safe and effective.
  439. Lilburne, John; Walwyn, William; Prince, Thomas; Overton, Richard: An Agreement of the Free People of England
    Manifesto of the Levellers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1649
    The Levellers were an informal alliance of agitators and pamphleteers who came together during the English Civil War (1642-1648) to demand constitutional reform and equal rights under the law. Levellers believed all men were born free and equal and possessed natural rights that resided in the individual, not the government. They believed that each man should have freedom limited only by regard for the freedom of others. They believed the law should equally protect the poor and the wealthy.
  440. Lim, Seonghee: Race and the Real California
    The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Sarah D. Wald's The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl.
  441. Lim, Seonghee: Voices of Asian Americans
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Asian Americas: The Movement and the Moment is an anthology of some 30 entries written by Asian Americans who initiated or participated in social and community movements in the late 1960s and 1970s. It is about how they perceived the world, how they became involved in the movements, what they think they accomplished and learned through their involvement, and how their experiences and lessons shaped their own lives and can be linked to present-day struggles for social justice.
  442. Lin, Htun: Air safety pinned on isolated controllers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The problem of acute fatigue among air traffic controllers has been known. It was studied by sleep scientists genuinely concerned about the workers and public safety. Studies have shown that the kind of shift scheduling to which controllers are subjected affects behavior in the same way several alcoholic drinks would. That is especially true of constant shift changes and stacking eight-hour shifts as close together as possible, like working five shifts in three days.
  443. Lin, Htun: The boss is spying
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The data mining by large U.S. corporations gets less attention than U.S. government surveillance. It goes beyond the tracking of every mouse-click, purchase and "like" registered by every consumer on the internet, and relies not only on sophisticated electronic devices, but on the currency of fear and sheer intimidation which would make a Big Brother tyrant proud, the kind depicted in George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.
  444. Lin, Htun: ER certainties: death and co-pays
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Our society has made choices that dehumanize all of us. Dehumanization is felt inside and outside the shop floor. The HMO's bottom line is not about how well the patient's illness is treated, but how to minimize costs. They remind us employees daily that we're a business. The corporate ethos is the survival of the business above all, over anyone else's survival.
  445. Lin, Htun: Judging workers for control and profit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The computer with its air of objectivity has come to dominate human beings. The usurping of human judgment pervades all of society, from healthcare and education to manufacturing and the judicial sphere. Human empathy and understanding have been replaced by automated thinking that mimics the computer. Reclaiming our own minds is a step towards human freedom.
  446. Lin, Htun: VA Care is for Data
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Data production takes priority over concrete patient care itself in the new healthcare assembly line, as evidenced in the Veteran's Administration scandal.
  447. Lin, Htun: When workers' own time begins
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Marx took a long view of realizing freedom in a positive sense. Capitalism, in Marx’s day, used up three generations of workers in a single generation of working days without time limits. The struggle for the eight-hour day spread across the U.S. after the victory over slavery in the Civil War. Marx then traced the generations-long struggle for a normal working day.
  448. Lin, Htun: Workshop Talks: Do job, get fired
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Under the Affordable Care Act, it’s standard HMO practice to offer patients the opportunity to fill out an advance directive as an exercise in considering one's quality of life, not just its prolongation. Frontline healthcare providers have a concrete reason for quality-of-life care concerns. But in the HMO business campaigns promoting quality of life over quantity, things are not really what they appear.
  449. Lin, Kevin: Anger over China's Deadly Workplaces after Warehouse Explosion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A series of chemical explosions on August 12, 2015 at a warehouse in the northern city of Tianjin is shining a spotlight on dangerous workplace conditions and precarious employment relations in China.
  450. Lincoln, ML: Wrenched
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Wrenched captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation who are carrying Edward Abbey's legacy into the 21st century. The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American wilderness - the spirit of the West.
  451. Lind, Christopher & Mihevc, Joe: Coalitions for Justice
    The Story of Canada's Interchurch Coalitions

    Resource Type: Book
  452. Linden, Marcel van der: The Crisis of World Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Both the size and composition of the world working class have changed dramatically over the past four decades. But these massive shifts are not reflected in the strength of workers' organizations.
  453. Linder, Walter: The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike Against G.M. 1936-37
    How Trade Unionism was Won

    Resource Type: Article
    A history of the Flint strike (1936-1937).
  454. Lindley, Robin: John Handcox, "Sharecropper's Troubadour"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Robin Lindley interviews University of Washington labour history professor Michael Honey regarding his biography about singer and labour activist John Handcox.
  455. Lindorff, Dave: America's Latest War Crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The best that Nobel Peace Laureate President Obama can do after the US bombs and destroys a hospital in Afghanistan, killing 22 people, including 12 volunteer doctors from Doctors Without Borders, is to say, "We're sorry"? No wonder people around the globe hate the US.
  456. Lindorff, Dave: Are US Troops Targeting Journalists?
    Incidents Raise Suspicions on Motive

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    It is dangerous in the extreme to be a journalist covering America’s wars, at least beginning with Vietnam.
  457. Lindorff, Dave: As Police Killings of Minorities Mount, Attacks on Police Like the One in Dallas, While Awful, Are Also Sadly Predictable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The tragedy that is America has deepened with the news of a sniper attack targeting police in Dallas during a protest march and rally against police brutality and killings of black people in that city. The murder of anybody, whether it's a police officer or someone who is simply stopped by a cop for a minor traffic violation and is then shot because a jumpy officer mistakes reaching for a wallet to be reaching for a gun, as happened just two days ago in Minnesota, is a dreadful thing.
  458. Lindorff, Dave: Confessions of an Alleged Russian Propagandist: A Pentagon Hit?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While our corporate media don't talk about it, the US does run a vast propaganda operation, which includes the spawning and spreading of, guess what?, fake news stories! This kind of thing has gone on for years abroad, but since 2001, under both the Bush and Obama administrations, both the Pentagon and the US Information Agency have done away with an earlier ban on spreading such lies posing as news inside the US. Now we’re all fair game for US propaganda, which by the way the mainstream media routinely parrot.
  459. Lindorff, dave: Crimes and Punishment (or Not)
    Manning Get's Slammed; A Mass-Murderer Got Sprung

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    William Laws Calley, a second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was convicted of slaughtering 22 innocent men, women and children, including babies, during a day-long slaughterfest in which he and his men massacred over 500 unarmed Vietnamese.
  460. Lindorff, Dave: Empty Lectures About the Sanctity of the 'Rule of Law'
    Washington Has No Sense of Shame

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    US is threatening Hong Kong, China, Russia and now little Ecuador with all manner of reprisals if they don't respect the "rule of law" and hand over whistleblower Edward Snowden to the US national security apparatus.
  461. Lindorff, Dave: Facing Facts in Wisconsin
    Progressives and Workers Were Sold Out by Obama and the Democratic Party

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The time has long since come for labor and progressives to bolt the Democratic Party and coalesce around a new genuinely progressive, working people’s party.
  462. Lindorff, Dave: FBI Ignored Deadly Threat to Occupiers
    US Intelligence Machine Instead Plotted with Bankers to Attack Protest Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Dcuments show that the FBI and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies began a campaign of monitoring, spying and disrupting the Occupy Movement at least two months before the first occupation actions began in late September 2011.
  463. Lindorff, Dave: Freedom of Information Takes Another Hit in the United States
    Keeping Americans Safe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The United States is a land of ill-informed sheep and the home of a bunch of cowards — cowards in government who are afraid of the truth and the open debate over facts and ideas, and cowards among the broader public who willingly allow these steady encroacments on our freedom in the name of “fighting terror.”
  464. Lindorff, Dave: Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, have turned to a new lie: they bombed the wrong building.
  465. Lindorff, Dave: Information Overload
    Driving a Stake Through the National Security State

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Here’s an idea. Let’s all start salting all of our conversations and our written communications with a selection of those 300 key words. If every liberty-loving person in America virus were to do this, the NSA would have to employ all 15 million unemployed Americans just to begin to look at all those transcripts!
  466. Lindorff, Dave: Information Terrorists? 
    The Vile Campaign Against Julian Assange and Wikileaks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    WikiLeaks is under concerted attack from the US government. Also under attack by the US government is the whole idea of freedom of thought and of information. It needs to be clearly understood that the attacks on WikiLeaks by the US government could as easily be used against news organizations and political organizations.
  467. Lindorff, Dave: Kurt Vonnegut and the American Police State
    Just Say "Hi-Ho!" as They Strip Search You

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The country seems to have crossed over a dark threshold. We are now a police state in all but name. Cops and wannabe cops are shooting innocent people and nothing gets done.
  468. Lindorff, Dave: Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reports from the Arctic are getting pretty grim.
  469. Lindorff, Dave: Metastasizing of the Police State of America
    NY Times Report Documents

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The latest news on the burgeoning police state in the US -- a page-one investigative report in the New York Times disclosing that at least 40 agencies of the US government from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Supreme Court (!) are using undercover agents to spy on and even to entrap law-abiding American citizens -- suggests that we have passed the tipping point.
  470. Lindorff, Dave: No News is Not Good News
    Cops Taping Protesters & Journalists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    If cops photograph and videotape protesters and journalists, it's news if it happens in China, but when it happens in the U.S., as it routinely does, the media are silent.
  471. Lindorff, Dave: Now it's Israel's IDF Leveling Gaza
    Once it was Nazis Leveling the Warsaw Ghetto

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Once it was Nazis Leveling the Warsaw Ghetto, Now it’s Israel’s IDF leveling Gaza.
  472. Lindorff, Dave: Obama's Obscenities on Syria
    Obama Offers No Evidence Assad was Behind Poison Gas Attack in Damascus, Yet Defends Unprovoked War Anyway

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    President Obama did not give any compelling evidence to prove that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was behind the alleged Sarin attack on residents of a suburb of Damascus.
  473. Lindorff, dave: Obama's Sinister Crackdown on the Press
    Detention of Greenwald Partner in London Clearly Came on US Orders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    David Miranda was placed on such a watch list by the US because of his relationship with Greenwald and was detained and held, without access to a lawyer, for nine hours.
  474. Lindorff, Dave: The Persecution of Pvt. Bradley Manning
    A Sick Game

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The torture and prolonged confinement without trial of Pvt. Manning are the tactics of a totalitarian state. They are exactly what is done in countries like China, Iran, and Burma.
  475. Lindorff, Dave: Police Militarism in America
    In Many Communities Cops are the Terrorists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The apparent murder by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black youth who was shot a number of times while he was allegedly on his knees with his hands up in the air, pleading “Don’t shoot, I’m not armed,” is exposing everything that is wrong with policing in the US today. What we need today is community resistance to police abuse, and a demilitarization of policing.
  476. Lindorff, Dave: Profiles in Courage, and in the Lack of Courage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The White House's press release of Malala's meeting with Barack Obama further diminished the import of her visit, and her remarkable courage, by failing to note that she had taken the opportunity of her visit to tell the president directly to his face that he should halt the drone attacks that he has been ordering on suspected Taliban “leaders” in western Pakistan — drone attacks that have often been calculated to kill not just targeted individuals but many innocent men, women and children in the vicinity of the blasts.
  477. Lindorff, Dave: A Profound and Jarring Disconnect
    The Writing on the Wall

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    How the US government has gone against the wishes of the public majority on key issues.
  478. Lindorff, Dave: Selective Sympathy
    War's Mayhem and Murder is Somehow Less Hard to Bear than the Humane Termination of an Injured Animal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    How strange that we as human beings can be so sensitive and warm-hearted about an animal, and yet can be so detached from reality and so compartmentalized in our emotions and our moral sense that we can simply dismiss as "collateral damage" the lives of tens, hundreds or even thousands of innocent men, women and children who, for cold, calculating geopolitical reasons of dubious merit, will be killed by our or our allies' actions.
  479. Lindorff, Dave: Shooting to Kill Immigrants on the Mexican Border
    A Border Agent Fired First at Immigrant Smugglers?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Sometimes it takes a small tragedy to call attention to expose a much bigger one.
    The small tragedy happened when Nicholas Ivie, a US Border Patrol agent, was shot dead on a dark night in rough terrain along the border with Mexico in Arizona, a state that has been obsessing about illegal border crossers coming into the US from Mexico seeking jobs.
  480. Lindorff, Dave: Shot in the Back
    Did the IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In the Israeli commando assault on the Gaza aid flotilla, if victims were shot in the back or in the back of the head, then one is left really with only two possible conclusions: either the shooters, who were the Israeli commandos (according to Israel, no Israeli soldiers were themselves shot, plus all the recovered bullets were 9 mm, the type of shells in the Israeli weapons, making it clear who had the guns), fired at people who were fleeing from them, or alternatively they shot people from the front, and later executed them with shots to the back of the head, which is maybe even worse (certainly a war crime).
  481. Lindorff, Dave: Striking a Blow for Disarmament in Maine Shipyard
    Fury Punches Out Early

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans have protested America’s bloated, out-of-control military, and millions more are outraged that the US spends upwards of $1 trillion a year on war and preparing for war.
  482. Lindorff, Dave: Two Acts of Terror, Only One Investigation
    The Real Terrorists are the Corporate Execs Who've Bought the Regulators

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Two acts of terrorism in the US this week, the first took place at the end of the historic Boston Marathon, when two bombs went off near the finish line, killing three and seriously injuring dozens of runners and spectators; the second happened a couple days later in the town of West, Texas, where a fertilizer plant blew up, incinerating or otherwise killing at least 15, and injuring at least 150 people, and probably more as the search for the dead and the injured continues.
  483. Lindorff, Dave: US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, 2015, killing at least 22 people including at least 12 members of the volunteer medical staff of Medicine Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the French based international aid organization that operated the hospital.
  484. Lindorff, Dave: US Propaganda Campaign to Demonize Russia in Full Gear over One-Sided Dutch/Aussie Report on Flight 17 Downing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the danger of the anti-Putin, anti-Russian disinformation propaganda campaign out of the Pentagon and promoted by the US corporate media weren’t so serious, the effort itself might be laughable.
  485. Lindorff, Dave: US Still Seeks Jail for 'Fighter' Captured at 15 in Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The good news is that a judge in Canada has had the courage and good sense to uphold the release from jail on bail of Omar Khadr, a native of Canada who was captured as a child soldier at the age of 15 in Afghanistan by US forces back in 2002.The bad news is that Khadr, who spent 13 years in captivity, most of them in America's Guantanamo hellhole, should never have been imprisoned in the first place.
  486. Lindorff, Dave: Washington and the Oil Industry Know the Truth About Climate Change
    Short-Term Profits Trump Survival

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Climate skeptics in Congress, and oil and coal industry lobbyists like the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Coal Council (ACC) may be preventing any significant action in the US on reducing this country’s emissions of carbon into the atmosphere, but at the Pentagon, and in the executive suites of the oil industry giants, there is no doubt about the reality of climate change.
  487. Lindorff, Dave: What If America's Leaders Actually Want Catastrophic Climate Change?
    Thinking the Unthinkable

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Our leaders, political and corporate, may be puerile, egocentric greed-heads, but they are not stupid. They surely for the most part recognize that the Earth is heating up and heading at full speed towards ecological, social and political disaster. How else to explain, then, their astonishing unwillingness to take action?
  488. LINDORFF, Dave: What the Snowden Affair Reveals About US Journalism
    Corporate Media shown to be Rank Propaganda Arms

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The national corporate media is little more than unofficial propaganda arms of the US government.
  489. Lindorff, Dave: Worse Than North Korea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The reality is that we are dealing with a pariah state, no better at this point in its respect for international law and basic human rights (where non-Israelis are concerned), than North Korea. And maybe worse. At least the North Koreans fired their weapon at a South Korean military vessel. The Israeli Defense Force attacked a vessel filled with civilian peace activists, including elderly Holocaust survivors, members of foreign parliaments, and young children.
  490. Lindorff, David: Journalistic Malpractice at the Post and the Times
    Rejecting the Offer of Evidence of US War Crimes

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Wikileaks source Bradley Manning is evidence that the USA’s two leading news organizations, the Washington Post and the New York Times, are not willing to report critically of the government.
  491. Lindorff, David: Two Soviet Spies Who Deserve a Posthumous Nobel Peace Prize
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Klaus Fuchs and Theodore Hall, both scientists working on the Manhattan Project, should receive posthumous Nobel Peace Prizes for actions that almost certainly saved millions of innocent lives.
  492. Lindqvist, Sven: Exterminate All The Brutes
    One Man's Odyssey Into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Lindqvist explores European imperialism and explains how and why racism, exploitation and extermination were policies of European colonial administrations.
  493. Lindroff, Dave: How Can the US Accuse Russia of Violating International Law?
    Not Funny, But it's Still Hard Not to Laugh

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If you want to make moral or legal pronouncements, or to condemn bad behaviour, you have to be a moral, law-abiding person yourself.
  494. Lindsay, Robert (Rev.): The Development of a Guaranteed Annual Income in Canada and the Involvement of Canadian Churches
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A paper designed to educate church people about the concept of a guaranteed annual income as an effective "weapon against poverty".
  495. Lindsay, Robert (Rev.): The Economics of Alcohol in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A paper written in response to the growing concern about the increasing abuse of alcohol in Canada shows the direct relation between consumption and advertising.
  496. Lindsey, Robert (Rev.): Report and Recommendations for Government Action and Statement of Concern
    Housing for Low Income Canadians

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    The report identifies maldistribution of income as the prime factor in the housing problem.
  497. Linebaugh, Peter: Archiving With May Day Rooms
    From the Marx Memorial Library to Cold Bath Fields

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In our day, as the traces of our radical movements are being thrown into rubbish pits, as state sponsored “austerity” demands the commodification of every inch of space, and with sinister intent destroys the evidence of our past, its joys, its victories. Clear out the closets, empty the shelves, toss out the old footage, shred the underground press, pulverize the brittle, yellowing documents! Thus neo-liberalism organizes the transition from the old to the new; they must silence alternatives.
  498. Linebaugh, Peter: The Commons and the Centennial of the Easter Rising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A hundred years ago today in Dublin the Easter Rebellion commenced. This was an urban insurrection, in the revolutionary tradition. Not more than a thousand participated. It lasted five days, before the British military killed hundreds, and executed sixteen including those who had signed the Proclamation of the Republic.
  499. Linebaugh, Peter: The Earth vs. Monsanto
    A Peoples' Tribunal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Here are a few brief notes about A People’s Hearing, held on 10 May 2014, in Greene County, Ohio, The Indivisible Living Entity of the Planet Earth v. Monsanto Corporation, Defendant.
  500. Linebaugh, Peter: 451 at Zuccotti Park
    "Where man starts by burning books he ends up by burning people."

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The books at Zuccotti Park were hauled away in dumpsters belonging to the sanitation department. The pretext of the destruction was "cleaning" the park which, the Mayor said, was filled with "filth". This is the rhetoric of Mein Kampf.
  501. Linebaugh, Peter: The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    This book's reflections on the Red and the Green -- out of which arguably the only hope for the future lies -- are populated by the likes of Native American anarchocommunist Lucy Parsons, the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, Karl Marx, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and countless others, both sentient and verdant.
  502. Linebaugh, Peter: Liberties and Commons for All
    Preface to the Korean Edition of Magna Carta Manifesto

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Liberties and Commons for All expresses two aspects of the ancient English Charters of Liberty; first is the restraint on political power of the King, second is the protection of subsistence in the commons.
  503. Linebaugh, Peter: The London Hanged
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993   Published: 2006
    History and examination of how punishment and crime changed to reflect the changes taking place in society itself.
  504. Linebaugh, Peter: The Magna Carta Manifesto 
    Liberties and Commons for All

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Linebaugh shows how longstanding restraints against tyranny -- and the rights of habeas corpus, trial by jury, and due process of law, and the prohibition of torture -- are being abridged. In providing a sweeping history of Magna Carta, the source of these protections since 1215, this book demonstrates how these ancient rights are repeatedly laid aside when the greed of privatization, the lust for power, and the ambition of empire seize a state.
  505. Linebaugh, Peter: May Day & SDS & SNCC Jubilee
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Class consciousness is the knowledge that emancipation is ours. Class struggle is the fight for it, the fight to be a class, and then the fight to abolish the class system. It is not economistic; it is historical. It was concrete not abstract. It was expressed in real voices, voices of the past and voices of the present. The skill is in the listening.
  506. Linebaugh, Peter: On the 800th Anniversary of the Charter of the Forest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Keynote Address, Delivered in the State Rooms at the House of Commons, 7 November 2017 about the Charter of the Forest.
  507. Linebaugh, Peter: Stop, Thief!
    The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    A collection of fifteen chapters on many different aspects of the commons, mostly from a historical perspective.
  508. Linebaugh, Peter; Ganjavi, Mahdi: History of the Equals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Mahdi Ganjavi interviewed Professor pETER Linebaugh during his visit with a special focus on two of his major contributions to a Marxist study of "history from below": The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic, and The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century.
  509. Linebaugh, Peter; Rediker, Marcus: The Many-Headed Hydra 
    The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    With the expansion of trade and colonization around the Atlantic in the seventeenth century, sailors, indentured servants, market women, prostitutes, and slaves came to inhabit European cities, American colonies and trade ships. Linebaugh and Rediker show how this motley crew had their own versions of democracy.
  510. Linhart, Viriginie: Survivors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The enormous role played by Jews in the events of May 1968 in Paris and their aftermath is striking. All currents of the far left, anarchist, Trotskyist, Maoist had Jews among their primary leaders. Though they did not act as Jews, that they were Jews, and occupied a particular place in post-war French society because of this, cannot but have weighed in their participation.
  511. Linklette, Alma; Linklette, Don: Submission to the Poverty Task Force of the United Church of Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    A discussion of what direction the efforts of the United Church should take in the fight against poverty in Canada.
  512. Links, Justus: Turkey's Tiananmen in Context
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    At 9:30 Saturday morning Turkish citizens opposed to their government’s war policies gathered at the Ankara Train Station for a demonstration organized by a broad alliance of organizations.
  513. Linn, Dave; Weissman, Susan: After Stalinism: An Exchange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    I FOUND SUSAN Weissman's piece “The Russian Revolution Revisited” (ATC 75, July/August 1998) a refreshingly readable synopsis of a complex historical problem. While I agree with most of her analysis (with one exception noted), I do not think her conclusion follows from this analysis.
  514. Linnet, Carol: Alberta - tar sands emissions linked to health damage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A report by Alberta's energy regulator links emissions from tar sands oil production with serious health impacts that have forced families to flee their homes in the Peace River region.
  515. Linnille, Ron: Letter to the Red Menace- Unpublished letter (Linnille)
    Resource Type: Article
    Inquiring letter.
  516. Linnit, Carol: Is it the Beginning of the End for the Alberta Oilsands?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new report from Oil Change International challenges industry's common assumption that the continued production of oilsands crude is inevitable.
  517. Lipnack, Jessica, Stamps, Jeffrey: Networking
    The First Report and Directory

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
    Directory and description/analysis of networking.
  518. Lipow, Gretchen: Celebrating the Past -- the Legacy of the Free Speech Movement
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement took place at the University of California at Berkeley last December 2nd. As the years fly by anniversaries become more significant as the students who participated exit the stage of life. The usual 10-year anniversary is now shortened to five years. Just recently the FSM gang that met for a potluck dinner decided to celebrate each year!
  519. Lippmann, Walter: December 17: Sources, Results & Prospects
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After 50 years, Washington has had to recognize that if it wants any influence in Latin America, the road to Latin America leads through Havana, not around it.
  520. Lipset, Seymour Martin: Agrarian Socialism
    The Cooperative Commonwealth in Saskatchewan: A Study in Political Sociology

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1950   Published: 1968
    A study of the social background of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan, which in 1944 became to first government with avowed socialist goals to be elected to office in Canada. The updated 1968 edition contains a new introduction and additional essays by five other scholars.
  521. Lipset, Seymour Martin; Wolin, Sheldon S. (ed.): The Berkeley Student Revolt
    Facts and Interpretations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1965
    An anthology of writings on the Berkely student revolt of 1964.
  522. Lipsitz, George: Forging Change, Breaking Chains
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Remembering and forgetting are not only things that people do; they are things that are done to them. In our time, the Black freedom movement of the mid-20th century is now both well remembered and selectively forgotten.
  523. Lipton, Charles: The Trade Union Movement of Canada, 1827-1959
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1968
    An account of trade union evolution as a whole for the period 1827-1959, as well as an ouline of continuing sphere's of Labour's effort, such as organization of the unorganized, the fight for better conditions, legislative and political action, peace and Canadian independence.
  524. Literacy Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Skills Development: A Directory of Literacy and Adult Basic Education Programs in Ontario
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  525. Litewka, Jack: The Socialized Penis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
    On the sexual socialization of men in the United States.
  526. Lithgow, Michael: Activist archiving in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
  527. Lithwick, Dahlia: When Pete Seeger Faced Down the House Un-American Activities Committee
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Amid all the tributes and accolades to Pete Seeger today, it’s easy to paper over the extent to which his career was almost destroyed by associations with communism and his refusal to testify to Congress about his time in the Communist Party.
  528. Littleton, Jim: We Just Won't Take It
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1976
    Film expressing the opposition of the U.A.W. to wage controls.
  529. Littlewood, Stuart: How low will Israel stoop to win the propaganda war?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The Israel Project's training manual is an unpleasant piece of work. It recycles many of the discredited techniques used by the advertising industry. And it serves to undermine with clever words the inalienable rights pledged by the UN and the world's civilized nations to all peoples, including the Palestinians.
  530. Littlewood, Stuart: Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Jerusalem Post reports that the Swedish boat Marianne with 18 passengers has been "interdicted" by Israeli commandos 85 miles from the Gaza coast and towed to Ashdod. The three other vessels in the flotilla turned back and another big-hearted mission ended "with a whimper". Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon called his operation to deprive desperate, poverty stricken Gazans a "success". The Marianne‘s passengers would be be deported. "There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza," he added.
  531. Littlewood, Stuart: Message from the High Court: Carry on arming the Saudis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Campaigners are furious with a High Court decision in London allowing the UK Government to carry on exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use against Yemenis.
  532. Littlewood, Stuart: Palestine: Another Desperate Cry for Help
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) has just issued a final plea for help in the form of an open letter to the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement.
  533. Littlewood, Stuart: The sad, sad world of Israel's big-time liars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Stuart Littlewood views Israel’s propaganda minister, the self-confessed racist and squatter Yuli Edelstein, and takes a close look at the manual to which Edelstein and other Zionist propagandists work, the “Global Language Dictionary”.
  534. Litvin, Yoav: AntiFa's Moral Superiority and the Potential for Left-Wing Unity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the tragedy at Charlottesville and its aftermath.
  535. Litvin, Yoav: A Jewish Atonement for Zionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of “Not by Might, nor by Power": The Zionist Betrayal of Judaism, by author Moshe Menuhin. Drawing from personal experience, the book is a methodical and chronological survey of Jewish nationalism.
  536. Litvinoff, Miles: The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  537. Livesay, Dorothy: Ballad of the Peace Pushers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1991
    Poem by Dorothy Livesay.
  538. Livesay, Dorothy: The Documentaries
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
  539. Livingston, James: How the Left has Won
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Capitalism was the unintended consequence of bourgeois revolutions, whereas socialism has been the avowed purpose, or at least a crucial component, of every revolution since 1911. This difference has become so important that when we think about the transition from capitalism to socialism, we take the short view: we look for ideological extremes, social movements, vanguard parties, self-conscious revolutionaries, radical dissenters, armed struggles, extra-legal methods, political convulsions – as if the coming of socialism requires the abolition of capitalism by cataclysm, by insurgent, militant mass movements dedicated to that purpose.
  540. Livingston, John A.: The Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  541. Livingston, John A.: Rogue Primate
    An Exploration of Human Domestication

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    The first domesticated animal, according to Livingston, was neither dog nor goat, but human. Humans cut themselves adrift from the rest of the world by becoming entirely dependent on ideas. Technical ideas gave them the power to manipulate nature as well as a rationalization for their destructiveness. Now humans have drawn other animals, and even the natural world itself, into the service of their belief systems. Even our understanding of nature is informed by an ideological insistence that domination is somehow 'natural'.
  542. Livingston, John; Fitzharris, Tim: Canada: A Natural History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Canada: A Natural History surveys the varying ecosystems of the northern part of this continent, explaining their characteristics, vividly illustrated by the photographs of Tim Fitzharris.
  543. Livingston, Michael: The End of Guzzlemainia
    Against The Current vol. 111

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    "The world will soon start to run out of conventionally produced, cheap oil. If we manage somehow to overcome the shock by shifting the burden to coal and natural gas, the two other primary fossil fuels, life may go on more or less as it has been until we start to run out of all fossil fuels by the end of this century. And by the time we have burned up all that fuel, we may well have rendered the planet unfit for human life. Even if human life does go on, civilization as we know it will not survive, unless we can find a way to live without fossil fuels."
  544. Livingston, Michael: Marx on the Planet
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    We have arrived at a turning point in human history. Scientists feel that we have until perhaps 2050 before the multiple and massive environmental problems we face will become irreversible. After that, the planet will not support the existing global capitalist civilization.
  545. Livingston, Michael G.: Free Higher Education
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Interview with Adolph Reed, Jr. Dr. Adolph Reed, political scientist, author and activist, is the national spokesperson for the Free Higher Education Campaign, which calls for free tuition and fees for all students who meet admissions requirements at all two and four-year public colleges.
  546. Livingstone, David ; Mangan, J. Marshall (Editors): Recast Dreams
    Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown

    Resource Type: Book
  547. Lixiong,Wang; Shakya,Tsering: The Struggle for Tibet
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Wang Lixiong and Tsering Shakya debate Tibet's history under Communist rule. While both are critical of China's crackdown on resistance movements, Wang, a Chinese intellectual draws a picture of a struggle that is bureaucratic, religious and is opposed to Communism. Shakya, a Tibetan national historian, on the other hand, describes a struggle that is nationalistic and anti-colonial.
  548. Llanes-Ortiz, Genner: First Steps of Participatory Research Project: Indigenous Languages and Digital Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The rapid development of digital media, which began during the last decade of the 20th century, has had unanticipated effects at the beginning of the 21st century. Peoples, whose cultures and languages were marginalized and displaced by the Nation-State, have appropriated -- slowly, but surely -- these media to reassert their cultural and linguistic presence in cyberspace.
  549. Lloyd, David: The nightmare hidden within liberal Zionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Since the American Studies Association (ASA) announced this month that its members had voted overwhelmingly to endorse the boycott of Israeli academic institutions, the predictable outpouring of furious responses has been proliferating.
  550. Loach, Ken (director): Bread and Roses 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2000
  551. Loach, Ken (director): I, Daniel Blake
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach's frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. It stars Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. Hayley Squires co-stars as Katie, a struggling single mother whom Daniel befriends.
  552. Lobell, John: The Little Green Book: A Guide to Self-Reliant Living in the 1980's
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  553. Locke, Hugh (ed.): Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  554. Locke, Steve: I fit the description....
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On my way to get a burrito before work, I was detained by the police. I noticed the police car in the public lot behind Centre Street. As I was walking away from my car, the cruiser followed me. I walked down Centre Street and was about to cross over to the burrito place and the officer got out of the car. "Hey my man," he said. He unsnapped the holster of his gun.
  555. Lockman, Zachary & Beinin, Joel: Intifada:
    The Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Occupation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  556. Lockwood, Rupert: Wilfred Burchett's Retreat From Moscow
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Between 1965-1968, journalist Rupert Lockwood (1908-1997) was the Moscow-based correspondent for the Communist Party of Australia’s (CPA) newspaper Tribune. A veteran journalist, Lockwood had become a leftist as the result of his front-line experiences covering the Spanish Civil War for the Melbourne Herald. A party member since 1939, his Moscow experiences contributed to him leaving the party in 1969. In these previously unpublished “Notes and Recollections”, drafted in the 1980s, Lockwood recalls his Moscow experiences, and his association with journalist Wilfred Burchett (1911-1983).
  557. Loeb, Paul: Nuclear Culture
    Living and Working in the World's Largest Atomic Complex

    Resource Type: Book
    An account of the growth of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State, the birth of the atomic bomb, and the culture which it spawned. Here we meet a high school football team - 'The Bombers' - whose helmets feature a mushroom cloud; bridge clubs, brownie troops, and PTAs living virtually in the shadow of A-bomb factories; and workers who find building weapons of mass destruction to be 'just another job.'
  558. Loehr, Philip J.: Inland Terminals threaten Small Towns
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    The threat of American multinationals to Canadian farming system.
  559. Loevy, Debra: Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With all our talk about police violence aimed at poor and minority communities, we have yet to talk about the group most likely to be killed by law enforcement: Native Americans.
    Native American men are incarcerated at four times the rate of white men and Native American women are sent to prison at six times the rate of white women.
  560. Loewenstein, Anthony: Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism.
  561. Loewenstein, Antony: "It Is Profitable to Let the World Go to Hell": Will Capitalism Doom the Planet?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Disaster, poverty and misfortune have become great ways to make a fortune. From Afghanistan to Haiti, Pakistan to Papua New Guinea, the United States to the UK, and from Greece to Australia, journalist Antony Lowenstein uncovers how companies cash in on organized misery.
  562. Loewenstein, Jennifer: Death in the Eagle's Shadow
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Loewenstein details the circumstances surrounding her friend Anwar Za'aneen's death by an Israeli drone in Gaza, to highlight the severity of the dangers that Palestinians must live with in everyday life.
  563. Loftus, Elizabeth: Elizabeth F. Loftus
    Resource Type: Website
    Web site of Elizabeth Loftus, memory researcher and psychologist.
  564. Loftus, Elizabeth: Remembering Dangerously 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1995
    Like the witch-hunt trials of old, people today are being accused and even imprisoned on 'evidence' provided by memories from dreams and flashbacks -- memories that didn't exist before therapy.
  565. Loftus, Elizabeth; Keecham, Katherine: Myth of a Repressed Memory 
    False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    An expose of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy. Good experimental evidence shows that false memories can easily be implanted.
  566. Logue, Christopher: Know Thy Enemy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A poem.
  567. Lomax, Bill: Hungary 1956
    Resource Type: Book
  568. Lombardi, Chris: A Brief History of Loyal Opposition to War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    As Afghanistan erupts with redoubled violence, the author recounts the clutch of soldiers who have refused to serve or repented their service in every American war since the War of 1812.
  569. Lombardi, Kristen: Former Cleanup Workers Blame Illnesses on Toxic Coal Ash Exposures
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    There have been numerous cases of workers getting sick after exposure to ash.
  570. Lonardo, Michael: Canadian Labour History Bibliography, 1976-2009
    Resource Type: Database
    Published: 2010
    Recognizing the limitations that must be set on a project that relies primarily on a single individual, the bibliography has been limited to English-language monographs, pamphlets, journal articles, articles from edited collections (each item in an edited collection is entered separately) and graduate theses. Items are included if they were published between 1976 and 2009.
  571. London Palestine Action: London tube posters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel and its supporters are used to having the mainstream media repeat their talking points. We put up around 150 posters on the tube to shine a spotlight on the support Israel gets from the UK: the government, arms industry, and companies like G4S. Turns out the world loves/hates our tube ads.
  572. London, Eric: The myth of the reactionary white working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This identity-based presentation of Tuesday's election is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data from the election.
  573. London, Eric: The myth of the reactionary white working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Following the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic Party and media have attributed the results to the ignorance, backwardness and inherent racism and sexism of the "white working class." This identity-based presentation is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data from the election.
  574. London, Eric: NSA, GCHQ mapping "political alignment" of cellphone users
    New report reveals

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    New information made public by Edward Snowden reveals that the governments of the United States and United Kingdom are trawling data from cellphone “apps” to accumulate dossiers on the “political alignments” of millions of smartphone users worldwide.
  575. London, Jack: The Iron Heel
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1907   Published: 1971
  576. London, Jack: Revolution and other Essays
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1906
  577. London, Scott: In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this interview, she discusses how this led her to be an outspoken voice on such crucial environmental issues as seed legacy, biopiracy and economic injustice.
  578. Loney, James: Captivity
    118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    An account of a peace activist kidnapped while leading a peace delegation in Iraq.
  579. Long, Priscilla (ed.), Introduction by Staughton Lynd: The New Left
    A Collection of Essays

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Essays from participants in the American New Left of the 1960s.
  580. Longacre, Doris Janzen: Living More With Less
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  581. Longley-Cook, Giles: Trump the Gardener
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In an interview defending his Presidential candidate, Silicon Valley billionaire and undisguised self-interested Randian fanboy Peter Thiel assured the public that when Donald Trump asserted that he would build a mighty wall along the US Mexican border, what he really meant was that he would impose a 'saner, more sensible immigration policy'.
  582. Longo, Patrizia; Straehley, Cliff J.: Engendered Surgery: Women Surgeons Reveal their Experiences
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    In her talk at Harvard in April 2005, the feminist scientist Evelyn Fox Keller pointed to a distinction she was and is careful to make between garden variety discrimination and what she sees as the larger underlying issue: the way society constructs ideas of masculinity, femininity and science, and how these ideas overlap—or don't.
  583. Longo, Stefano B, Claussen, Rebecca and Clark, Brett: The Tragedy of the Commodity
    Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Although humans have long depended on oceans and aquatic ecosystems for sustenance and trade, only recently has human influence on these resources dramatically increased, transforming and undermining oceanic environments throughout the world. Marine ecosystems are in a crisis that is global in scope, rapid in pace, and colossal in scale. Longo, Clausen, and Clark explore the role human influence plays in this crisis, highlighting the social and economic forces that are at the heart of this looming ecological problem.
  584. Lonidier, Fred: Allan Sekula, Against the Grain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A tribute to the photographer, film-maker, cultural theorist, political activist, and Marxist intellectual, Allan Sekula.
  585. Loo, Dennis; Phillips, Peter (eds.): Impeach the President
    The Case Against Bush and Cheney

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
  586. Looby, Robert: Misrepresented? Hugo Chavez and the Western Media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    An interview with Julia Buxton about Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, and target of concerted criticism in the western media.
  587. Loomis, Mildred J.: Alternative Americas
    An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    A history of decentralist and co-operative alternatives in the United States, centering especially on the work of Ralph Borsodi.
  588. Loong Yu, Au: China's Rise: Strength and Fragility
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Loong Yu examines in detail the road from the revolution in China, from a largely rural peasant country in 1949 to the present huge capitalist economy.
  589. Loong-yu, Au: China's Ancient Labor Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mozi was an outstanding thinker and what is more a militant, grounded on a well-defined program, who fought on behalf of the toilers in ancient China.
  590. Loong-yu, Au: China's Disposable Labor
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The global financial crisis has begun to take its toll in China, with a rapid decline in China’s exports. In Guangdong province where the export processing zones house 20 million workers, tens of thousands of migrant workers have been sacked. By comparing various estimates one can conclude that nationally by the beginning of 2009 between four and nine million migrant workers have returned home. Millions more will stay home after the Chinese New Year holiday.
  591. Loong-yu, Au: A Critical Defense of Charter '08
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Last November, dozens of well-known Chinese intellectuals launched the Charter '08 to call on Chinese government to respect basic civil and democratic rights. Soon afterwards the core leader of the appeal, Liu Xiaobo, was arrested and remains in custody until now.
  592. Loong-yu, Au: The Debate Around Liu Xiaobo
    Against The Current vol. 150

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    We do not entirely share the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s statement on its decision to award the Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, praising China for having “achieved economic advances to which history can hardly show any equal” but regretting that it is in breach of several international agreements on human rights and China’s own constitution concerning these rights.
  593. Loong-yu, Au: Mourn Liu Xiaobo, Free Liu Xia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Assessment of the death of Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, as well as the house arrest of his wife, Liu Xia.
  594. Loong-Yu, Au: The Post MFA Era and the Rise of China, Part 1
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing expired in 2005, ending 30 years of a quota system under the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA). Ending the Agreement signalled the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) promotion of free trade in this sector; but phasing in free trade here has proved to be far from frictionless.
  595. Lopez, Alfredo: Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Information Freedom
    They Can't Stop the Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Aaron Swartz was a target of a deliberately vicious, sadistic government campaign in which the federal government wanted to make his pain an example to the entire progressive techie community. What's more, his death was the outcome of a policy that is a threat to human freedom.
  596. Lopez, Alfredo: Barrett Brown's Partial Victory: Crowd-Sourcing and Crowd Support
    If They Drop These Charges, Why Aren't They Dropping All of Them?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Federal prosecutors last week dropped several of the most significant charges facing Internet activist and journalist Barrett Brown — charges that could have drawn a jail sentence of 105 years.
  597. Lopez, Alfredo: FCC Wants to Give Corporations Their Own Internet
    The New Proposal Mocks Net Neutrality

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When a federal court trashed its “net neutrality” compromise policy in January, the Federal Communications Commission assured us that the Internet we knew and depended on was safe. Most activists didn’t believe federal officials and this past week the FCC demonstrated how realistic our cynicism was.
  598. Lopez, Alfredo: Internet Hackers and the Real Threat They Expose
    Government and Corporations are the Real Problem

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    There were nearly ten major cyber attacks in August 2013 against very prominent targets such as The New York Times.
  599. Lopez, Alfredo: Lessons of the Snowden Revelations
    You are the Target!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    We in the Left have long worried about “police state tactics”. Now we have to confront the police state structure. It’s here and it can morph into a real police state with very little effort. Opposing and dismantling it should now be among our top priorities.
  600. Lopez, Alfredo: The NSA Has Effectively Destroyed Internet Privacy
    Snowden's Latest

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Whistle-blower Edward Snowden prove that the NSA, working with its British counterpart the Government Communications Headquarters has conducted an intentional and largely sucessful campaign to destroy all privacy on the Internet.
  601. Lopez, Alfredo: The NSA's Invasion of Google and Yahoo Servers
    Your Email is Likely Being Monitored

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The American National Security Agency (NSA) has been intercepting information coming in and out of Google and Yahoo servers over non-public, internal network fibre optic lines. In December, 2012 alone, the program (revealingly called “MUSCULAR”) processed 181,280,466 Google and Yahoo records that included email, searches, videos and photos.
  602. Lopez, Alfredo: Social Networking and the Death of the Internet 
    How Do You "Like" That?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Social Networking is, by its nature, a capture environment. The companies that offer the services, particularly Facebook, host your site and control all the information on it. Facebook — a group of linked pages on a giant website — is constraining and not very powerful. In order to use it, you have to use it the way they want you to and that’s not a whole lot of “using”. But there is a comfort in having one’s options limited, being able to use something without learning anything about it or making many choices about how you use it. That alluring convenience is a poisoned apple, however.
  603. Lopez, Alfredo: Stallman, FOSS and the Adobe Nightmare 
    Don't Say Stallman Didn't Warn You!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. Free Open Source Software gives control to users, whereas proprietary software gives control to the corporations that own the software.
  604. Lopez, Alfredo: Yahoo's Tumblr, Google's Makani and Noah Cross's Future
    Designing Software, Wings and Your Life

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Corporations, in seeking to control markets, become the custodians and designers of our culture and our future. For them, the future is a communication limited to outbursts and pithy comments, a data-base that includes all our personal information available to governments who request it or advertisers who pay for it and lives that are, in large part, directed toward consumption.
  605. Lopez, Daniel: The beginning of the end for identity politics?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While the millennial left’s preoccupation with identity has not disappeared, the moralistic fire has grown dimmer.
  606. Lord, Barry: The History of Painting in Canada
    Toward a People's Art

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    A histor of Canadian painting from the art of the native peoples up to the 1970s. It explores how art in Canada was shaped by British and American imperialist influences, and how it has also been part of the fight against domination.
  607. Lordon, Frederic: Narrative of the dispossessed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Discussion of conspiracies tends to be polarised: people see them everywhere, or nowhere.
  608. Lorimer, James: Canadian Textbooks and the American Knowledge Industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
    A look into the industry of textbooks in America and the effect on Canadians.
    Published in This Magazine is about Schools, Volume 5, Number 3, Summer 1971.
  609. Lorimer, James: A Citizen's Guide to City Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  610. Lorimer, James: The Developers
    Resource Type: Book
  611. Lorimer, James: The Real World of City Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    A report about what is going on -- and what is going wrong -- in Canada's cities. Urban reneewal, public housing, downtown schools, citizen participation, highrise development, city politicians.
  612. Lorimer, James: Working People
    Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    A description of the Don Vale neighbourhood of downtown Toronto in the 1960s.
  613. Loring, Marion: School of New Economics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    The above brochure outlines the goals and courses of the School of New Economics in Peace River, Alberta. This school challenges the assumptions of the traditional study of economics and argues that "fundamental changes in economic theory and practice are essential for the truly human society.
  614. Loth, Heinrich: Woman in Ancient Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Using travellers' reports written between the 12th and 16th centuries, Loth challenges the traditional view of women in ancient Africa as subservient. The text, illustrated with 112 black-and-white and 46 full-colour photographs, reveals women in the time of the great African empires and city founders, religious leaders, traders, and family bread-winners as well as wives and mothers.
  615. Lotz, Jim: The Lichen Factor
    The Quest for Community Development in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
  616. Lotz, Jim; Welton, Michael: Father Jimmy
    The Life and Times of JImmy Tompkins

    Resource Type: Book
  617. Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon: Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, dubbed this our “triple jeopardy” dilemma as women of color who have our hands, heads, hearts in multiple movements because of our race, gender and class status.
  618. Louis Proyect: Utopia in the Catskills
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Proyect talks about "Utopia in the Catskills," an article published on July 20, 1947, which is about refugees who wanted to be farmers and made Woodridge, N.Y., into a prosperous farm-resort town with five co-ops.
  619. Loury, Glenn C., with Pamela Karlan, Tommie Shelby and Loïc Wacquant: Race, Incarceration, and American Values 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Glenn Loury argues that the extraordinary mass incarceration rate in the USA is not a response to rising crime rates. Instead, it is the product of a decision to become a more punitive society. He connects this policy to our history of racial oppression, showing that the punitive turn in American politics and culture emerged in the post-civil rights years and has today become the main vehicle for the reproduction of racial hierarchies.
  620. Love, Maryann Cusimano: Beyond Sovereignty
    Issues for a Global Agenda (2nd Edition)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    Discussion of the increasingly transnational structure of power in today's world and proposals forabandoning nation-state sovereignty for more integrated, cooperative rule between different types of governance bodies.
  621. Lovell, George: A Beauty That Hurts
    Life and Death in Guatemala

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    The story of Guatemala in the modern period. Revised and expanded second edition.
  622. Lowcock, Wilda ed.: Downtown Health and Social Development Centre, Inc. And Emergency Shleter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    This is a collection of newspaper clippings and reports decribing the efforts of two Thunder Bay Emergency Services.
  623. Lowe, Mick: One Woman Army
    The Life of Claire Culhane

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    A biography of Claire Culhane, member of the Canadian Communist Party, crusader for prison abolition, and peace activist opposed to the Vietnam war.
  624. Lowes, Warren: Indian Giver
    A Legacy of North American Native Peoples

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Traces some of the significant contributions made by Native people to the modern world.
  625. Lowi, Henry: Countering Zionist propaganda about Hizbullah and Lebanon 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Nothing will change until the people of Palestine, Arabs and Jews, rise up to change the rules of the game, and rebuild the country on a new basis that respects democracy and human rights and good-neighbourly relations.
  626. Lowi, Henry: The lessons we have learned
    Palestine & Iraq: Any Signs of Hope?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    A speech on "the peace movement: lessons learned and the way forward." Henry Lowi argues that "There is no sign of hope, for the old prejudices and the old concepts, and there is no hope for the colonialists, and the supremacists, and the ethnic nationalists. There is hope for those who proclaim clearly, and organize diligently, for coexistence between Arabs and Jews under a democratic constitution that upholds human rights."
  627. Lowi, Henry: Revisiting the partition of Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Henry Lowi calls on honest, realistic and pragmatic peace activists the world over to expose partition, protest against it and propose an alternative solution to the question of Palestine.
  628. Lowi, Henry: Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
  629. Lowry, Sam: Battle of Ballantyne Pier, 1935
    Resource Type: Article
    A short history and background of the 1935 dockers' strike and subsequent bloody confrontation with police in Vancouver that became known as the Battle of Ballantyne Pier.
  630. Lowy, Michael: Mourn, Then Organize Again
    Left Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Enzo Traverso's Left Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory.
  631. Lowy, Michael: Reactionary Tide in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The oligarchic reaction against the leftist governments never ceased during the past 15 years, but now it has achieved some very substantial victories.
  632. Lowy, Michael: A Response on "Critical Marxism"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Lowy writes "I'm very happy that my article provoked debate among readers of Against the Current. Several of the remarks seem to me very relevant and I'll try to answer at least some of them."
  633. Lowy, Michael: Survival is the Question
    Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Ian Angus' Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.
  634. Lozoff, Bo: We're All Doing Time
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  635. Lubofsky, Evan: Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren't
    Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become.
  636. Lucas, Anthony: The Barnyard Epithet and Other Obscenities
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
  637. Lucas, Caroline: Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    From the NHS to corporate tax evasion, from climate change to immigration, Honourable Friends? tells the story of 5 years in Westminster and offers bold and practical suggestions for a fairer British political system.
  638. Lucas, Rex: Minetown, Milltown, Railtown
    Life in Canadian Communities of Single Industry

    Resource Type: Book
    A sociological description of life in company towns.
  639. Luce, Stephanie: CPE: Demystifying Economics--Interview with Elissa Braunstein
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
  640. Luce, Stephanie: Grassroots Power, Women and Transformation: An Interview with George Friday
    Against The Current vol. 85

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    George Friday is an organizer with the Independent Progressive Politics Network (IPPN)—a national network of organizations working to build alternatives to the two-party system. An African-American woman who grew up in the South, George is currently based in Rockwell, North Carolina, and focuses her work in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. She was interviewed by Stephanie Luce from the ATC editorial board.
  641. Luce, Stephanie: Intersectionality Coming Alive
    Against The Current vol. 139

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It's hard to choose just one thing to recommend for a socialist feminist “must-read,” as there are so many writers that influenced my thinking, from Audre Lorde to Meredith Tax. However, when I think about the works that have had the greatest impact on my thinking, I’d have to focus on fiction. While I appreciate reading history and theory, I’ve found that novels give me the opportunity to visualize other worlds in a much deeper and lasting way.
  642. Luce, Stephanie: Labor Studies Under Siege
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    More than a decade since the collapse of the Soviet Union, leftists are now more likely to be targeted by the right wing as "terrorists" than as "communists"—yet redbaiting is alive and well in the field of Labor Studies. In recent years, university labor programs have been attacked in the press for their teaching and research, and been targeted by university administrators for drastic budget reductions or elimination.
  643. Luce, Stephanie: Living Wage Campaigns, Part 2: Challenges Facing the Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    IN THE PREVIOUS article (see ATC 76), I discussed the basic concepts, advocates and goals behind living wage campaigns, as well as some of the movement's successes. These include a positive ideological effect on legislators and other organizations' agendas; the creation of strong and lasting coalitions; the development of new worker organizations; and the growth of existing worker organizations.
  644. Luce, Stephanie: Living Wage Campaigns: Part I
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    ROBERT KUTTNER WROTE in a recent Washington Post op-ed that living wage campaigns are “the most interesting (and under-reported) grassroots enterprise to emerge since the civil rights movement.”1
  645. Luce, Stephanie: Living Wage Movement: An Update
    Against The Current vol. 90

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Several months ago, a few hundred service workers in Santa Cruz, California won a raise. Workers who work for the city or for private sector firms who perform city services will now be eligible for $11 per hour plus health benefits or $12 per hour without benefits.
  646. Luce, Stephanie: The Misogyny of Welfare "Reform" - Interview
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Randy Albelda teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and is active in several welfare rights organizations. She is co-author of Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women's Work, Women's Poverty (South End Press, 1997) and author of "What Welfare Reform Has Wrought," Dollars and Sense, January/February 1998. She was interviewed by Stephanie Luce from the ATC editorial board.
  647. Luce, Stephanie: Pushing Demands at OWS?
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A debate is going on about whether Occupy Wall Street should adopt a list of demands. A number of people I know and respect have supported the Demands Working Group in New York and have called for the General Assembly to adopt their list. The draft includes great demands — there is nothing I’ve seen that I don’t agree with, and I’ve worked hard for some of them for much of my life. Yet I keep thinking that pushing the list of demands is not the way to go right now.
  648. Luce, Stephanie: The Troubled State of Labor
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A book review of The State of Working America
  649. Luchte, James: American Wasteland
    The Most Urgent Challenge for America is Its Poorly Hidden Mental Health Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Hearing the phrase "mental health crisis," one may think of the epidemic of mass shootings plaguing the country since the Reagan era. Or, images may erupt of home grown terrorist attacks or the plunge toward right-wing extremism in contemporary politics. Yet, suicide outranks both homicides and car accidents as the number one killer of our fellow citizens.
  650. Ludwig, Mike: From Somaly Mam to ''Eden'': How Sex Trafficking Sensationalism Hurts Sex Workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Most activists, regardless of ideology, are trying to do the right thing. But when it comes to human rights and sex work, doing the right thing is often much more complicated than calling the cops or donating 75 cents a day to a starving child on TV.
  651. Ludwig, Mike: Inside the Sensational Business of "Rescuing" Sex Workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For years, the sex worker movement has been at odds with a conservative wing of the anti-human trafficking movement.
  652. Lukacs, Georg: Class Consciousness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
  653. Lukacs, Georg: History and Class Consciousness
    Studies in Marxist Dialectics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1971
  654. Lukács, Georg: The Marxism of Rosa Luxemburg
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1923
    It is characteristic of the unity of theory and practice in the life work of Rosa Luxemburg that the unity of victory and defeat, individual fate and total process is the main thread running through her theory and her life. As early as her first polemic against Bernstein’s she argued that the necessarily ‘premature’ seizure of power by the proletariat was inevitable. She unmasked the resulting opportunist fear and lack of faith in revolution as “political nonsense which starts from the assumption that society progresses mechanically and which imagines a definite point in time external to and unconnected with the class struggle in which the class struggle will be won”.
  655. Lukacs, Georg: Reviews and Articles
    From Die rote Fahne

    Resource Type: Book
    These pieces are mainly articles and book reviews written in 1922 for the Communist daily newspaper Die rote Fahne.
  656. Lummis, C. Douglas: Radical Democracy 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Lummis revives the meaning of democratic struggle and critques the economic and technological processes that have hindered its growth.
  657. Lumpe, Lora; Donarki, Jeff: The Arms Trade Revealed
    A Guide for Investigators and Activists

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    This is a guide for researchers and activists interested in learning more about the US arms export and trade programs; US policy making, campaign strategies and research techniques.
  658. Lumsden, Ian: Close the 49th Parallel Etc
    The Americanization of Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    The increasing Americanization of Canada is now evident to all, and it is also becoming evident that the elites in Canada have been anxious to avoid any confrontation of this fact or any examination of its consequences. This collection of essays attempts to display some of the effects of US corporate imperialism and the permissive policy of its Canadian supporters, to analyse the the ideologies involved, to explain the social, economic and political costs of the process, and to suggest how it might be reversed.
  659. Luna, Jonathan: Damming Magdalena: Emgesa Threatens Colombian Communities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Local people protest a project that attacks the region's biodiversity and communities.
  660. Luna, Solar Alejandro (Director): The Convict Patient
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    After defying one of his country's most oppressive regimes, a man's disproportionate punishment leaves him mentally ill and homeless in Mexico City in this shocking film on how far a government will go to suppress dissention.
  661. Lund, Caroline: The Protectionist Trap
    Against The Current vol. 88

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    In July, the United Nations and some fifty large corporations came to an agreement that the companies would all respect workers' rights and protect the environment in their investments around the world. Anyone who believes that this will actually happen is maybe in the market for a certain bridge as well.
  662. Lundberg, Ferdinand: The Rich and the Super-Rich
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
  663. Lundgren, Jonathan; Fausti, Scott: Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Farmers' first line of defence against pests is the ecosystem in and around their fields. With widespread or indiscriminate use of pesticides essential biodiversity is lost - and the result is more frequent and serious infestations, and a decline in food security.
  664. Lunt, Andrea: Report Confirms Gang Rapes at Canadian-Controlled PNG Mine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    One of the world's largest mining organisations, Barrick Gold, is in damage control this week following the release of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report outlining longstanding incidents of sexual and physical violence at the company's Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea.
  665. Lupton, Deborah: Moral Threats and Dangerous Desires
    AIDS in the News Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    "The mass media have played a key role in constructing public understandings of the epidemic. In the majority of instances, HIV-related disease has been presented as a condition affecting social and/or demographic minorities -- groups whose exceptional behaviour has put them at special risk. Yet at the same time, HIV and AIDS are said to threaten us all: be we heterosexual, lesbian or gay, be we young or somewhat older; be we of minority or majority ethnic status."
  666. Lusane, Clarence: Confederacy Redux?
    Why We Should Celebrate Reconstruction

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Reconstruction is the era that some have referred to as the United States' greatest moment of democracy.
  667. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Accumulation of Capital 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1913
    Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
  668. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Accumulation of Capital An Anti-Critique
    The Accumulation of Capital, or What the Epigones Have Made of Marx's Theory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1915   Published: 1921
    Rosa Luxemburg's reply to the critics of her book The Accumulation of Capital. Originally written in 1915 while Luxemburg was interned in the women’s prison, Barnimstrasse, Berlin, and published after her death.
  669. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Acheron in Motion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    The healthy class instinct of the proletariat rebels against the schema of parliamentary cretinism. 'The liberation of the working class must be the work of the working class itself,' says the Communist Manifesto. And the'working class' is not a few hundred elected representatives who control society's destiny with speeches and rebuttals.
  670. Luxemburg, Rosa: An anti-clerical policy of Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1903
    According to Luxemburg, "the incessant guerrilla warfare waged for the last ten years against the priests is for French middle-class Republicans one of the best ways of turning away the attention of the working-class from social questions, and of weakening the class struggle."
  671. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Beginning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    Revolutions do not stand still. Their vital law is to advance rapidly, to outgrow themselves.
  672. Luxemburg, Rosa: Briefe aus dem Gefangnis
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1946
  673. Luxemburg, Rosa: Concerning Morocco
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1911
    The duty of Social Democracy is not to reassure public opinion, but to do the very reverse, to rouse it and warn it against the dangers lying dormant in it such adventures in international politics today. It is not enough for us to rely on the pacific intentions of some capitalist clique as a factor in achieving peace; we can only count on the resistance of the enlightened masses. By obeying the order to keep our peace, incidentally, we would be seen to be falling in with the wishes of the rulers of the Moroccan policy.
  674. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Dreyfus Affair and the Millerand Case
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1899
    For in the Dreyfus case four social factors make themselves felt which give it the stamp of a question directly related to the class struggle. They are: militarism, chauvinism-nationalism, anti-Semitism, and clericalism. In our written and spoken agitation we always combat these direct enemies of the socialist proletariat by virtue of our general tendencies. It would thus be totally incomprehensible to not enter into a struggle with these enemies exactly when it is a question of unmasking them, not as abstract clichés, but through the use of living current events.
  675. Luxemburg, Rosa: A Duty of Honour
    Against Capital Punishment

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    The existing penal system, which is permeated through and through with the brutal class spirit and barbarism of capitalism, must be extirpated root and branch.
  676. Luxemburg, Rosa: Eight-Hour Day at the Party Congress
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1899
    The legal eight-hour day is one of the demands on our minimal program. i.e., it is the very least minimum of social reform which we, as representatives of the workers’ interests, must demand and expect from the present state. The fragmentation of even these minimal demands into still smaller morsels goes against all our tactics.
  677. Luxemburg, Rosa: Either Or
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1916
    It is a question of either-or! Either we nakedly and shamelessly betray the International or we take the International in deadly seriousness and attempt to extend it into a firm stronghold, a bulwark, of the international socialist proletariat and of world peace.
  678. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Elections to the National Assembly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    The great confrontation between capital and labour will determine the course of future history and, in its final result, admits of no other decision than the destruction of capitalist rule and the triumph of socialism.
  679. Luxemburg, Rosa: Foreword to the Anthology: The Polish Question and the Socialist Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
    Luxemburg argues that "the proletariat the Poland can and must fight for the defense of national identity as a cultural legacy, that has its own right to exist and flourish." But she maintains that "our national identity cannot be defended by national separatism; it can only be secured through the struggle to overthrow despotism" throughout the entire country [i.e. Russia, of which Poland was a part].
  680. Luxemburg, Rosa: House of Cards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919
    Again and again the revolution will bring to the fore the basic question: the general reckoning between labour and capital. And this reckoning is a world historical conflict between two mortal enemies which can be fought out only in a long power struggle, eye to eye, hand to hand.
  681. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Idea of May Day on the March
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1913
    The brilliant basic idea of May Day is the autonomous, immediate stepping forward of the proletarian masses, the political mass action of the millions of workers who otherwise are atomized by the barriers of the state in the day-to-day parliamentary affairs, who mostly can give expression to their own will only through the ballot, through the election of their representatives.
  682. Luxemburg, Rosa: In Memory of the Proletariat Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1903
  683. Luxemburg, Rosa: In the Storm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1904
    The war destroys the appearance which leads us to believe in peaceful social evolution; in the omnipotence and the untouchability of bourgeois legality; in national exclusivism; in the stability of political conditions; in the conscious direction of politics by these statesmen or parties.
  684. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Industrial Development of Poland
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1898
    First published in 1898, under the title Die Industrielle Entwicklung Polens.
  685. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Junius Pamphlet 
    The Crisis of Social Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1916
    The voting of war credits in August 1914 was a shattering moment in the life of individual socialists and of the socialist movement in Europe. Those who had worked for, and wholly believed in the ability of, organized labour to stand against war now saw the major social democratic parties of Germany, France, and England rush to the defense of their fatherlands. Worker solidarity had proved an impotent myth. Rosa Luxemburg had for years warned against the stultifying effects of the overly bureaucratized German Social Democratic Party and the anti-revolutionary tendencies of the trade unions that played such a large role in the party's policy decisions. She spent much of the war in jail, where she wrote and then smuggled this pamphlet. Published under the name "Junius," the pamphlet became the guiding statement for the International Group, which became the Spartacus League.
  686. Luxemburg, Rosa: Letters from Prison to Sophie Liebknecht
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
  687. Luxemburg, Rosa: Life of Korolenko
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    Rosa Luxemburg wrote this article as a preface to her translation, from Russian into German, of Vladimir Korolenko’s autobiographical novel Istoriia Moego Sovremennika (A History of My Contemporary). She undertook this work during her imprisonment for socialist opposition to the imperialist war from 1915 to 1918. The preface was written July 1918 in Breslau Prison
  688. Luxemburg, Rosa: Luxemburg, Rosa - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919).
  689. Luxemburg, Rosa: Martinique
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1902
    Written after the volanic eruption in May, 1902 at the port of St. Pierre.
  690. Luxemburg, Rosa: Marxist Theory and the Proletariat
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1903
    A sketch of Marxist theory.
  691. Luxemburg, Rosa: Mass Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1911
    No party executive in the world can replace the mass of the party's own energy, and an organisation of a million which, at a great time and in the face of great tasks, would want to complain that it did not have the right leaders would prove its own shortcomings, because it would prove it has not understood the historical essence itself of the proletarian class struggle that consists in the proletarian masses not needing "leaders" in a bourgeois sense, that they are themselves leaders.
  692. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1906
    Luxemburg writes that "the mass strike in Russia [in 1905] has been realised not as means of evading the political struggle of the working-class, and especially of parliamentarism, not as a means of jumping suddenly into the social revolution by means of a theatrical coup, but as a means, firstly, of creating for the proletariat the conditions of the daily political struggle and especially of parliamentarism. The revolutionary struggle in Russia, in which mass strikes are the most important weapon, is, by the working people, and above all by the proletariat, conducted for those political rights and conditions whose necessity and importance in the struggle for the emancipation of the working-class Marx and Engels first pointed out, and in opposition to anarchism fought for with all their might in the International."
  693. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Militia and Militarism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1899
    In militarism, the power and rule of both the capitalist state and the bourgeois class are crystallized; just as Social Democracy is the only party which opposes them in principle, so too, inversely, is the opposition in principle to militarism part of the nature of Social Democracy. To abandon the struggle against the military system amounts in fact to the same thing as renouncing the struggle against the present social order in general.
  694. Luxemburg, Rosa: The National Assembly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    Today it is not a question of democracy or dictatorship. The question that history has placed on the agenda is: bourgeois democracy or socialist democracy?
  695. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Next Step
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1910
    A decision must be made as to whether German Social Democracy, which is supported by the strongest trade-union organization and the greatest army of voters in the world, can bring about a mass action (which has been done at various times with great success in little Belgium, in Italy, in Austria-Hungary, in Sweden - not to mention Russia), or whether in Germany a trade-union organization numbering two million members and a powerful, well-disciplined party is just as incapable of giving birth to an effective mass action at the crucial moment as were the French trade unions, which had been crippled by anarchist confusion, and the French Socialist party, which had been weakened by internal disputes.
  696. Luxemburg, Rosa: Oh! How -- German is this Revolution!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    The existing penal system, breathing the spirit of brutal class-spirit and capitalist barbarism must be torn up by the roots. A fundamental system of prison-reform must be inaugurated immediately.
  697. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Old Mole
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1917
    The question of peace is in reality bound up with the unimpeded, radical development of the Russian Revolution. But the latter is in turn bound up with the parallel revolutionary struggles for peace on the part of the French, English, Italian and, especially, the German proletariat.
  698. Luxemburg, Rosa: On the Spartacus Programme 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    For us the conquest of power will not be effected at one blow. It will be a progressive act, for we shall progressively occupy all the positions. of the capitalist state, defending tooth and nail each one that we seize.
  699. Luxemburg, Rosa: Opportunism and the art of the possible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1898
    Opportunism is a political game which can be lost in two ways: not only basic principles but also practical success may be forfeited.
  700. Luxemburg, Rosa: Order Prevails in Berlin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919
    Rosa Luxemburg's last article, written just before she was murdered.
    She concludes with the words: "You foolish lackeys! Your 'order' is built on sand. Tomorrow the revolution will 'rise up again, clashing its weapons,' and to your horror it will proclaim with trumpets blazing:
    I was, I am, I shall be!"
  701. Luxemburg, Rosa: Organizational Questions of the Russian Social Democracy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1904
    Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to the debate within the Russian Social Democratic movement on party organization and democratic centralism. Luxemburg joins Trotsky in warning of the dangers inherent in centralism and argues against the concentration of power in a Central Committee. From a Socialist Revolutionary perspective Luxemburg puts forward compelling arguments against Lenin's conception of the revolutionary party.
  702. Luxemburg, Rosa: Our Program and the Political Situation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    Tthe text of a speech by Rosa Luxemburg to the Founding Congress of the Communist Party of Germany (Spartacus League), made on December 31, 1918.
  703. Luxemburg, Rosa: Peace Utopias
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1911
    What is our task in the question of peace? It does not consist merely in vigorously demonstrating at all times the love of peace of the Social Democrats; but first and foremost our task is to make clear to the masses of people the nature of militarism and sharply and clearly to bring out the differences in principle between the standpoint of the Social Democrats and that of the bourgeois peace enthusiasts.
  704. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Polish Question at the International Congress in London
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1896
  705. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Political Mass Strike 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1913
    If we want to prove ourselves worthy of the great coming events then we must not begin at the wrong end by attempting to make technical preparations for the mass strike. When the situation is ripe, the tactic of the mass strike will present itself. Let us not rack our brains about supporting it at the right time. What is necessary is that you watch the party press to ensure that it is your instrument and expresses your opinion and your mood. You must also see to it that our parliamentarians feel a mass pressing them from behind.
  706. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Problem of Nationality and Autonomy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1908
    Rosa Luxemburg on the national question, federalism, autonomy, and the right of nations to self-determination.
  707. Luxemburg, Rosa: Rebuilding the International
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1915
    The only real safeguard for peace depends on the resolution of the proletariat to remain faithful to its class politics and its international solidarity through all the storm of imperialism.
  708. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Revolution in Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
  709. Luxemburg, Rosa: Riot and Revolution
    Speech by Rosa Luxemburg on Trial for Inciting to Riot

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1906
    On the twelfth of November 1906 Rosa Luxemburg was tried at the Criminal Court at Weimar for “inciting to the use of physical force” by the speech she contributed to the discussion on the General Strike at the annual Congress of the German Socialist Party held in 1905 at Jena.
  710. Luxemburg, Rosa: Rosa Luxemburg: Prison Letters
    Resource Type: Book
  711. Luxemburg, Rosa: Rosa Luxemburg: Speech to the Hanover Congress
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1899
    In its struggle, the working class has no greater enemy than its own illusions -- and those who foster illusions.
  712. Luxemburg, Rosa: Rosa Luxemburg: Speeches to Stuttgart Congress
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1898
    Luxenburg criticizes Eduard Bernstein's comment: "The final goal, whatever it may be, is nothing to me: the movement is everything!" with the reply "Anyone who says that does not stand for the necessity of seizing political power. You see that some comrades in the Party do not stand for the final goals of our movement, and that it is necessary to express that fact unambiguously."
  713. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Russian Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1918   Published: 1961
    The basic lesson of every great revolution, the law of its being, decrees: either the revolution must advance at a rapid, stormy, resolute tempo, break down all barriers with an iron hand and place its goals ever farther ahead, or it is quite soon thrown backward behind its feeble point of departure and suppressed by counter-revolution. To stand still, to mark time on one spot, to be contented with the first goal it happens to reach, is never possible in revolution. And he who tries to apply the home-made wisdom derived from parliamentary battles between frogs and mice to the field of revolutionary tactics only shows thereby that the very psychology and laws of existence of revolution are alien to him.
  714. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Russian tragedy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    There is only one solution to the tragedy in which Russia in caught up: an uprising at the rear of German imperialism, the German mass rising, which can signal the international revolution to put an end to this genocide.
  715. Luxemburg, Rosa: Social Democracy and Parliamentarism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1904
    Parliamentarism is far from being an absolute product of democratic development, of the progress of the human species, and of such nice things. It is, rather, the historically determined form of the class rule of the bourgeoisie and – what is only the reverse of this rule – of its struggle against feudalism.
  716. Luxemburg, Rosa: Social Democracy and the National Struggles in Turkey
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1896
    In foreign policy as in domestic politics, Social Democracy can adopt its own position, which in both spheres must be determined by the same standpoints, namely by the internal social conditions of the phenomenon in question, and by our general principles.
  717. Luxemburg, Rosa: Social Reform or Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1900   Published: 1908
    Rosa Luxemburg's attack on reformism.
  718. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Socialisation of Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    A socialist society needs human beings from whom each one in his place, is full of passion and enthusiasm for the general well-being, full of self-sacrifice and sympathy for his fellow human beings, full of courage and tenacity in order to dare to attempt the most difficult.
  719. Luxemburg, Rosa: Socialism and The Churches
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
    Social-Democracy in no way fights against religious beliefs. On the contrary, it demands complete freedom of conscience for every individual and the widest possible toleration for every faith and every opinion. But, from the moment when the priests use the pulpit as a means of political struggle against the working classes, the workers must fight against the enemies of their rights and their liberation. For he who defends the exploiters and who helps to prolong this present regime of misery, he is the mortal enemy of the proletariat, whether he be in a cassock or in the uniform of the police.
  720. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Socialist Crisis in France
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1901
    "The Republic is in danger! That is why it was necessary for a socialist to become the bourgeois Minister of Commerce. The Republic is in danger! That is why the socialist had to remain in the cabinet even after the massacre of the striking workers on the Island of Martinique and in Chalon. The Republic is in danger! As a result, inquiries into the massacres had to be blocked, the parliamentary investigations of the horrors perpetrated in the colonies had to be discarded, and the amnesty law accepted."
  721. Luxemburg, Rosa: Spartacus
    Resource Type: Book
  722. Luxemburg, Rosa: Stagnation and Progress of Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1903
    Only in proportion as our movement progresses, and demands the solution of new practical problems do we dip once more into the treasury of Marx's thought, in order to extract therefrom and to utilize new fragments of his doctrine. But since our movement, like all the campaigns of practical life, inclines to go on working in old ruts of thought, and to cling to principles after they have ceased to be valid, the theoretical utilization of the Marxist system proceed very slowly.
  723. Luxemburg, Rosa: Theory & Practice 
    A polemic against Comrade Kautsky's theory of the Mass Strike

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1910
    Rosa Luxemburg confronts Karl Kautsky on the crucial questions of the General Mass Strike and on the relationship of spontaneity to organization, as well as on the unity of theory and practice. This crucial 1910 debate in German Social Democracy led to Luxemburg's revolutionary break with Karl Kautsky and foreshadowed the collapse of the Second International at the outbreak of World War I.
  724. Luxemburg, Rosa: The Two Methods of Trade-Union Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1907
    To be sure, revolutions and revolutionary struggles cannot be transplanted artificially, by means of ‘good intentions’, into a country. But the examples and lessons of a neighbouring revolutionary country can at least shake the belief that treading softly is the only method of achieving bliss. And well they should.
  725. Luxemburg, Rosa: What are the Leaders Doing?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919
    It is a revolution with all its externally chaotic development, with its alternating ebb and flow, with momentary surges towards the seizure of power and equally momentary recessions of the revolutionary breakers. And the revolution is making its way step by step through all these apparent zig-zag movements and is marching forward.
  726. Luxemburg, Rosa: What Are the Origins of May Day?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1894
    As long as the struggle of the workers against the bourgeoisie and the ruling class continues, as long as all demands are not met, May Day will be the yearly expression of these demands. And, when better days dawn, when the working class of the world has won its deliverance then too humanity will probably celebrate May Day in honour of the bitter struggles and the many sufferings of the past.
  727. Luxemburg, Rosa: What Does the Spartacus League Want?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    The proletarian revolution requires no terror for its aims; it hates and despises killing. It does not need these weapons because it does not combat individuals but institutions, because it does not enter the arena with naive illusions whose disappointment it would seek to revenge. It is not the desperate attempt of a minority to mold the world forcibly according to its ideal, but the action of the great massive millions of the people, destined to fulfill a historic mission and to transform historical necessity into reality.
  728. Luxemburg, Rosa: What is Economics?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1916   Published: 1968
    An outline of economics from a Marxist perspective.
  729. Luxemburg, Rosa: What Now?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1912
    We must now give battle on all fronts in the Reichstag to the nationalistic clap-trap that dogged our every step in the election campaign and that lurks in militarism, naval policy, colonialism, threats of war and personal rule.
  730. Luxemburg, Rosa: Women's Suffrage and Class Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1912
    In any society, the degree of female emancipation is the natural measure of the general emancipation.
  731. Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Davis, Horace B.): The National Question 
    Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    In her penetrating analysis of nationalism, Rosa Luxemburg argues that the formula of "the right of nations to self-determination" is essentially not a political or programmatic guide to the nationality question, but only a means of avoiding that question.
  732. Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Georg Adler, Peter Hudis, and Annelies Laschitza): The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990   Published: 2011
    Blending a passionate sensibility and a steely intellect with an unshakeable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. In this comprehensive collection selection of Luxemburg's letters, her political concerns are revealed alongside the story of a vivid inner life.
  733. Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis: The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I 
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  734. Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis and Paul Le Blanc): The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II 
    Economic Writings 2

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    This volume contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s most important book, The Accumulation of Capital (1913) as well as her response to its critics. Taken together, they constitute one of the most important Marxist studies of the globalization of capital.
  735. Luxemburg, Rosa (edited with an introduction by Robert Looker): Rosa Luxemburg 
    Selected Political Writings

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
  736. Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]: The Rosa Luxemburg Reader 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  737. Luxemburg, Rosa; Bukharin, Nikolai: The Accumulation of Capital An Anti-Critique and Imperialism and the Accumulation of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1924   Published: 1972
    Rosa Luxemburg's response to the criticisms of her book 'The Accumulation of Capital'. This volume also includes Nikolai Bukharin's reply to Luxemburg, 'Imperialism and the Accumulation of Capital'.
  738. Luxemburg, Rosa; Liebknecht, Karl; Zetkin, Klara; Mehring, Franz: A Call to the Workers of the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    Humanity is facing the alternative: Dissolution and downfall in capitalist anarchy, or regeneration through the social revolution.
  739. Luyendijk, Joris: Agreement on terms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    I have come to accept that western journalists cannot accurately, let alone objectively, represent the Middle East and the Arab world. The problem is not that journalists do not always adhere to their own professional codes and methods, though that does happen. It is that even if correspondents strictly obey all the rules, they still present a fundamentally biased and skewed picture of the Middle East.
  740. Lybarger, Kathryn: AFSCME 3299 Fights Back
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In February 2009, four months after the economy crashed, the members of AFSCME Local 3299 ratified a contract with the University of California that has rightfully been called “historic” for the relative gains won by the union on wages and the wage structure. The union represents service and patient-care technical workers, who struggled for more than 18 months to win this agreement.
  741. Lyddon, Dave: Bureaucratic mass strikes: A response to Mark O'Brien
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The mass strike of 30 November 2011 (N30) was the broadest and biggest ever British public sector strike and involved the largest number of women workers in any British strike. Dave Lyddon comments.
  742. Lydersen, Kari: Revolt On Goose Island
    The Chicago Factory Takeover, and What it Says About the Economic Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    The story of a workers' takeover.
  743. Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel: Farmageddon
    The True Cost of Cheap Meat

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
  744. Lynch, Mary Jo: Libraries in an Information Society
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  745. Lynch, Michael: Aids Activist
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  746. Lynd, Alice; Lynd, Staughton (eds.): Rank and File 
    Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
  747. Lynd, Staughton: The Alinksy Method: a Critique 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Alinsky approach involved focusing on local issues and not asking basic questions about the economy or about broader social structures.
  748. Lynd, Staughton: Class Conflict, Slavery and the United States Constitution
    Ten essays

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 2009
    One of the first studies to identify the importance of slavery to the founding of the American Republic.
  749. Lynd, Staughton: Edward Thompson's Warrens
    On the transition to socialism and its relation to current left mobilizations

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
  750. Lynd, Staughton: The Fight Against Shutdowns
    Youngstown's steel mill closings

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  751. Lynd, Staughton: History, Culture and the Communist Manifesto--Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    History and experience have convinced me that class analysis remains the best way of understanding social change.
  752. Lynd, Staughton: A Letter To Other Occupiers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    We need to act within a wide strategic context, and engage in more than tactical exercises. We need to invite local people to join our ranks and institutions. We cannot hope to win the trust of others, especially others different from ourselves in class background, cultural preferences, race, or gender, unless we stay long enough to win that trust one day at a time. We must be prepared to spend years in communities where there may not be many fellow radicals. In thinking about our own lives, and how we can contribute over what Nicaraguans call a “long trajectory,” we need to acquire skills that poor and oppressed persons perceive to be needed.
  753. Lynd, Staughton: Living Inside Our Hope 
    A steadfast radical's thoughts on rebuilding the movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Staughton Lynd here reaffirms ideas central to the New Left of the sixties: nonviolence, participatory democracy, an experiential approach to education, and anti-capitalism.
  754. Lynd, Staughton: Open Politics and Community
    An Everdale Parent Speaks to a School Meeting: Feb '69

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    Staughton Lynd talks about the experience of being a parent of children at Everdale School.
  755. Lynd, Staughton: We Are All Leaders 
    The alternative unionism of the early 1930s

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Contributors to this volume draw on interviews with participants in the events described, first-person narratives, trade union documents, and other primary sources to tell what workers of the 1930s did. The alternative unionism of the 1930s was democratic, deeply rooted in mutual aid among workers in different crafts and work sites, and politically independent.
  756. Lynd, Staughton: What Really Happened to the Wobblies
    Macho Bravado, Disunity and Repression

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Many young radicals find the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) the most congenial available platform on which to stand in trying to change the world.
  757. Lynd, Staughton; Grubacic, Andrej: Wobblies & Zapatistas 
    Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical Theory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Wobblies and Zapatistas offers readers an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to discuss the writing of history by those who make it, and to remind us of the idea that 'my country is the world'.
  758. Lynd, Staughton; Lynd, Alice; Bahour, Sam (eds.): Homeland
    Oral histories of Palestine and Palestinians

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    The editors travelled throughout Israel and the occupied territories to find the multi-generational families living in towns, villages and refugee camps whose voices resonate in Homeland. This account links the people to the land, the attachment to which has created and sustained Palestinian national identity around the world.
  759. Lynd, Straughton: Lucasville
    The untold story of a prison uprising

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    In 1993 prisoners took control of the maximum-security prison in Lucasville, Ohio. Their 11-day ordeal started with a dispute between the warden and Muslim prisoners and ended with a negotiated settlement, but only after nine prisoners and one hostage had been killed.This offers the inside story of the uprising, the subsequent trial and sentencing.
  760. Lyne, Finn: Arctic Wars, Animal Rights, Endangered People
    Resource Type: Book
  761. Lynfield, Ben: Israeli agents to screen judges before appointment
    Fury as security service gets veto over judiciary

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Israel's internal security service has been given a de facto veto over the appointment of judges.
  762. Lynfield, Ben: Keys, comb and a plant: Palestinians tell of their past through cherished belongings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The first national museum for the geographically dispersed and exiled Palestinian people is taking shape, not only physically but conceptually. The goal is "to connect the Palestinians and present different narratives to the world of who we are, where we come from and what we aspire." Since the Israeli occupation authorities prevent many Palestinians from travelling to their homeland, the Palestinian Museum seeks to become the hub connecting a network of institutions in Jordan, Beirut, Gaza, Haifa and elsewhere.
  763. Lyons, Gracie: Constructive Criticism: A Handbook
    Issues in Radical Therapy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    The need for, logic behind, and techniques of constructive criticism in groups. Includes detailed decription of specific skills. Written for Marxist activists, but useful for anyone.
  764. Lyons, Jonathan: The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Arab scholars were exploring and extending the great works of the Persian, Hindu, and Greek civilizations. There were striking advances in the sciences and mathematics, but more fundamentally, the Arabs taught the importance of experimentation and rational thought. Eventually, through the efforts of men like Adelard, the accomplishments of the Arabs got through to the West, and shaped it.
  765. Lytle, Mark Hamilton: The Gentle Subversive 
    Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision.
  766. Löwy, Michael: An Answer to Charlie Post
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Charlie Post is an old friend of mine and I respect his views. But I beg to disagree… In our book, Olivier Besancenot and myself pointed to several limitations of Che Guevara concerning issues as workers’ democracy and the critique of Stalinism. But we tried to grasp his thought not as a monolithic body of theory, but as thinking in movement, a movement going towards a more democratic conception of socialism. Did he come to a full understanding that socialism is “the democratically organized power of the working class”? No, he didn’t, but that doesn’t mean that he “rejected” it.
  767. Löwy, Michael: Daniel Bensaïd: The Power of Indignation
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Daniel Bensaïd, the lively and inspired French Marxist thinker and activist, has left us. This is a great loss, not only for us, his friends, his comrades of struggle, but for revolutionary culture. With his irreverence, his humor, his generosity, his imagination, he was a rare example of a militant intellectual, in the meaning of these words.
  768. Löwy, Michael: Capitalism vs. Democracy in Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The governments of Europe are indifferent to public protest, strikes and mass demonstrations, and don't care about the opinion or the feelings of the population; they are attentive - extremely attentive - only to the opinion and the feelings of the financial markets, and their employees, the ratings agencies.
  769. Löwy, Michael: Che Guevara in Search of a New Socialism
    Against The Current vol. 142

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In an article published in 1928, José Carlos Mariátegui, the true founder of Latin American Marxism, wrote: “Of course, we do not want socialism in Latin America to be an imitation or a copy. It must be a heroic creation. We must inspire Indo-American socialism with our own reality, our own language. That is a mission worthy of a new generation.” His warning went unheard. In that same year the Latin American communist movement fell under the influence of the Stalinist paradigm, which for close to a half century imposed on it an imitation of the ideology of the Soviet bureaucracy and its so-called “actually existing socialism.”
  770. Löwy, Michael: The CIA's Death Machine at Work (book review)
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In compelling detail, two leading civil rights attorneys — both leaders of the Center for Constitutional Rights (New York) — recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world’s most popular revolutionary, Ernesto Che Guevara. Using internal U.S. governmental documentation, only recently released, the authors use their forensic skills to analyze the evidence of the CIA’s involvement in the execution of a war prisoner captured alive.
  771. Löwy, Michael: For a Critical Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Löwy emphasizes the open quality of the Marxist world view, in contrast with the conventional caricature of a closed, dogmatic system that has become ossified and irrelevant. Such a caricature of Marx and Marxism, of course, is useful for all this ideologies and social scientists whose "secular religion" (as Löwy describes it) would have us believe that capitalism and its free market are the natural and inevitable end product of human history.
  772. Löwy, Michael: A Magical Moment
    Against The Current vol. 138

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Penelope Rosemont, poet, artist and essayist, is the well known author of Surrealist Women. An International Anthology. Her new book is a lively and fascinating document, based on her personal notes from the 1960s, a time when a window to the impossible seemed to open. The story begins in Chicago, and takes us to Paris, London, and back to the United States; the author did not make it to the Seven Cities of Cibola, because they exist only in an Uncle Scrooge comic strip…
  773. Löwy, Michael: On May '68
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Interview with Michael Löwy. Michael Löwy is the author of numerous works on socialist thought from Marx to the present as well as on liberation theology in Latin America.
  774. Löwy, Michael: Franklin Rosemont (1943-2009)
    Against The Current vol. 141

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Poet, artist, historian, editor, labor militant, musician, amateur ornithologist and surrealist activist Franklin Rosemont, who died on April 12 at age 65 refused the limitations that civilization, especially under capitalism, attempts to imposes on us all. Not a “one dimensional man,” he was inspired by Charles Fourier’s ideas of what humanity could aspire to. He wrote, “All I know defiance and dream, the rest just comes naturally. A ‘Success in Life’? Don’t make me laugh! If you’re looking for me there, you’ll have to look elsewhere.”
  775. Löwy, Michael: Socialist Reformism and "Evolutionary" Debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    While Pittenger does not provide us with an explanation for the evolutionist degradation of socialism--which is of course not an exclusively American phenomena--his book is a most insightful rediscovery of a forgotten chapter of U.S. socialism.