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  1. P., Curtis: Notes on Alabama: Searching for the Ghost of "Big Jim" Folsom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Huntsville Free Clinic in Alabama is a Free Clinic that serves the poor and working class of Huntsville not covered by Alabama’s stingy Medicaid program. Many users of Free Clinic services work, but at jobs that don’t offer health insurance.
  2. Pablo, Carlito: Advocates Argue Free Transit Benefits Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Pablo analyzes the economic, environmental, and social benefits that a fareless public transportation system would provide Canadian cities.
  3. Pack, Wolf: Some Reflections on the Recent New York City Struggles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Moving from specific events toward a larger understanding of the recent national wave of struggles, several questions remain: are the recent mobilizations in NYC part of the movement signified by #blacklivesmatter and its vague tactical imperative (#shutitdown)?
  4. Packard, Vance: The Hidden Persuaders
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1957
    What makes you buy, believe, even vote, the way you do? This book answers hundreds of eye-opening questions with facts that show how advertising men are using our hidden urges and frustrations to sell every-thing from gasoline to politicians.
  5. Packard, Vance: The Naked Society
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964
    An expose of the forces which are increasingly depriving Americans of their right to privacy.
  6. Packard, Vance: The Waste Makers 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1960   Published: 1967
    Packard criticizes the development of an economy and a society based on deliberate waste.
  7. Pacosz, Christina: Some Winded, Wild Beast
    Resource Type: Book
    A daughter of Polish parents, the poet examines her heritage of growing up in Detroit. She marvels at the innocence of non-human living beings and ruminates on too familar human indifference.
  8. Paget, Karen M.: Patriotic Betrayal
    The Inside Story of the CIA's Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A multilayered, mystifying exposé of how the CIA infiltrated and ultimately directed the U.S. National Student Association in thwarting international communist goals from 1950 to 1967.
  9. Paget, Karen, M.: Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA'S Secret Campaign to enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The revelations that the National Security Agency secretly gathered information on millions of us at home while the Central Intelligence Agency systematically tortured prisoners overseas have made it tempting to assume that such arrogant excesses are somehow novel. But Karen Paget's Patriotic Betrayal brings to life a similar scandal from half a century ago. It's a scandal that has great relevance today.
  10. Pai, Hsiao-Hung: Scattered Sand
    The Story of China's Rural Migrants

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Each year, 200 million workers from China’s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China’s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce — “scattered sand,” in Chinese parlance — and the most marginalized and impoverished group of workers in the country.
  11. Paine, Thomas: Common Sense 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1776
    Thomas Paine's justification of revolution.
  12. Paine, Thomas: The Rights of Man
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1792
    Thomas Paine's defense of the French Revolution -- and the right to revolt.
  13. Painter, Neil Irvin: Sojourner Truth
    A Life, a Symbol

    Resource Type: Book
    A biography of Sojourner Truth, a famous northern slave, born in the 1790's. A devout Christian, she came to symbolize the shame of slavery and the promise of women's emancipation.
  14. Pakenham, Thomas: The Scramble for Africa
    White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991   Published: 2003
    Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroism and reputations for statemanlike vision, to reveal them as men with bloated and often vicious egos.
  15. Pal, Amitabh: Indian Journalist Offers Harsh Critique of Globalization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  16. Palast, Greg: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Expanded Election Edition)
    The Truth about Corporate Cons, Globalizaton, and High-Finance Fraudsters

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002   Published: 2004
    Included here are Palast's exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.
  17. Palatino, Mong: Pope Francis' Call to 'Hear Both the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor' Resonates in the Philippines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After Pope Francis' well publicized statement on the ecological crisis, his visit to Hurricane-stricken Philippines was met with applause and amazement. It's not everyday that a Pope breaks conservative conventions so publically.
  18. Paley, Dawn: Bolivia's Uncertain Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Bolivia under the presidency of Evo Morales has become a favorite topic among progressives and social democrats, who have likened his ascendency to the nation’s highest post as nothing short of revolutionary. The buzz around Morales, a long time social movement figure and the first Indigenous president of the Andean nation has only lost a little luster since his election almost six years ago.
  19. Paley, Dawn: Drug War Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    The Drug War story throughout the entire region of Latin America and back to US boardrooms and political offices. This book chronicles how terror is used against the population to generate panic and facilitate policy changes that benefit the international private sector, particularly extractive industries like petroleum and mining.
  20. Paley, Dawn: Guatemala: Peaceful Resistance in the Face of Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Anti-mining activist speaks out for first time since being shot.
  21. Paley, Dawn: The NGO-Industrial Complex - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "Paved with Good Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from idealism to imperislism" by Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay.
  22. Palheta, Ugo: 40 years ago: the grandeur and the limits of the Portuguese Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Portuguese Revolution plunged its roots in the crisis of the Salazar regime. A fascist dictatorship based on a reactionary ideology which would serve as inspiration for the Vichy regime, the Estado novo (“New State”) presents original features in comparison with the fascist regimes of Mussolini and Hitler, features that help to explain both its longevity and its weakness at the moment of its crisis in the early 1970s.
  23. Palmer, Brian: Descent into Discourse 
    The Reification of Language and the Writing of Social History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Critique of postmodernist and poststructuralist approaches in history.
  24. Palmer, Bryan: Marching Once a Year is Not Enough
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    Argues against the levels of immobilism that characterize the Canadian left, and for the transcendence of the these immobilisms.
  25. Palmer, Bryan D.: Canada's 1960s 
    The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
  26. Palmer, Bryan D.: A Communist Life
    Jack Scott and the Canadian Workers Movement, 1927-1985

    Resource Type: Book
    Jack Scott's experiences from joining the Communist Party of Canada to founding the Canada-China Friendship Association in the early 1960s.
  27. Palmer, Bryan D.: A Culture in Conflict
    Skilled Workers and Industrial Capitalism in Hamilton, Ontario, 1860-1914

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    A study of continuity and change in the lives of skilled workers in Hamilton, Ontario, during a period of economic transformation. Palmer shows how the disruptive influence of developing industrial captialism was counterbalanced by the stabilizing effect of the associaitonal life of the workingman, ranging from the fraternal order and the mechanics' institute to the baseball diamond and the rough music of the charivari.
  28. Palmer, Bryan D.: History as Argument
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    On the argument of E.P. Thompson’s tremendous book, The Making of the English Working Class
  29. Palmer, Bryan D.: A Life Beyond Imagination - review of Searching for Sugar Man
    Against The Current vol. 162

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A review of “Searching for Sugar Man”, Malik Bendjelloul directing.
  30. Palmer, Bryan D.: The Making of E.P. Thompson 
    Marxism, Humanism, and History

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
  31. Palmer, Bryan D.: Teamsters and Cops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Minneapolis teamsters in 1934 knew something we should remember -- police enforce the ruling class's unjust order.
  32. Palmer, Bryan D.: Working Class Experience 
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983   Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.
  33. Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan: Toronto's Poor
    A Rebellious History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016   Published: 2916
    Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of the many panics, downturns, recessions, and depressions that punctuate the years from the 1830s to the present.
  34. Palmer, Byran D.: James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
  35. Palmer. Bryan D.: Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers' Strikes of 1934
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013   Published: 2014
    A book on the Teamster's strike of 1934.
  36. Palu, Louie; Angus, Charlie: Industrial Cathedrals of the North
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
  37. Palumbo-Liu, David: Today's Trumbo: Try telling academic critics of Israel McCarthyism is behind us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston as Academy Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, tells the sordid and tragic story of the anti-communist witch hunt commonly referred to as the "Red Scare," which involved the interrogation and prosecution of suspected communists. Its instrument in Congress was the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), created in 1938 and not officially disbanded until 1975, which subpoenaed individuals, put them on the stand, and demanded that they answer one key question, "Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?"
  38. Panich, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Violence Today
    Actually Existing Barbarism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Looks at violence in many contexts: violence by men against women, violence by the state in inner cities, prisons, politically motivated violence and terror and the superabundance of weapons. Reflection is given to the sources of imperialism and globalized capitalism. The opening essay offers an overview of the scale and variety of contemporary violence while also taking up once again the question of socialism versus barbarism. Other essays analyze the nature and roots of paradigmatic cases and types of violence today around the world. Several essays deal from various different standpoints, with the still important question of whether violence has any place in socialist strategy in the context of today's actually-existing barbarism.
  39. Panitch, Leo: Alliances
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
    A look at the significance of the Liberal-NDP agreement in Ontario, an alliance which has been formed under Liberal dominance, so that Liberal-NDP alliance is liberal rather than socialist in its policy and ideology.
  40. Panitch, Leo: Labour’s lost leader
    The legacy of Tony Benn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    From an interview to Tony Benn - sometime in the mid-1990s - his point of view about how broad and profound was the defeat of both trade unionism and the democratic socialist left over the previous decade.
  41. Panitch, Leo: The Left's Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    It was indicative of the left's sorry lack of ambition in the crisis that its calls for salary limits on Wall Street executives and transaction taxes on the financial sector were far more common than demands for turning the banks into public utilities.
  42. Panitch, Leo: The Left's Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    It was indicative of the left's sorry lack of ambition in the crisis that its calls for salary limits on Wall Street executives and transaction taxes on the financial sector were far more common than demands for turning the banks into public utilities.
  43. Panitch, Leo: The Need for a New Socialist Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984
    It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this century.
  44. Panitch, Leo: The Need for a New Socialist Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984
    It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this century.
  45. Panitch, Leo: Rebuilding the Left in a Time of Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The type of organizers we need to develop need to be those who have developed the skills and capacities and depth that allow them to be good at taking a defensive struggle and saying we can both fight it, and maybe fight it more effectively, if we can link it to a set of demands that are forward looking. They need to be visionary in terms of a socialist strategy.
  46. Panitch, Leo: Renewing Socialism 
    Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
  47. Panitch, Leo: Social Democracy & Industrial Militancy
    The Labour Party, the Trade Unions and Income Policy 1945-74

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Panitch describes the British experience of income policies (the measures aimed at controlling wages) in the post war years and the resulting relationship between trade unions and the Labour government.
  48. Panitch, Leo: Wage & Price Controls
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Canadian working people have now joined the ranks of workers in other western capitalist countries who have been subjected to a statutory incomes policy.
  49. Panitch, Leo (ed.): The Canadian State: Political Economy and Political Power
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Marxist perspectives on the Canadian state.
  50. Panitch, Leo (ed.): Socialist Register 1995
    Volume 31: Why Not Capitalism?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1995
  51. Panitch, Leo (ed.): Socialist Register 1996
    Volume 32: Are There Alternatives?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1996
  52. Panitch, Leo (ed.): Socialist Register 1997
    Volume 33: Ruthless Criticism of All that Exists

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1997
  53. Panitch, Leo; Albo, Greg (eds.): Socialist Register 2016
    Volume 52: The Politics of the Right

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Today the left faces new challenges from political forces amassing on the radical right. The 52nd volume of the Socialist Register presents a serious calibration and a careful political mapping of these forces. It addresses pivotal questions on the reordering of the new right. These essays - very broad in terms of themes and places - speak to the global challenges the new right poses for the left at this historical moment.
  54. Panitch, Leo; Albo, Gregory; Chibber, Vivek (eds.): Socialist Register 2011
    Volume 47: The Crisis This Time

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2011
  55. Panitch, Leo; Gindin, Sam: Class, Party and the Challenge of State Transformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An essay examining the challenges of changing the state and status quo following major crises of capitalism, and how the current neoliberal status quo has persisted through the various crises it has presented.
  56. Panitch, Leo; Gindin, Sam: Transcending Pessimism: Rekindling Socialist Imagination
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Between Marx's broad historically-inspired vision of revolution/transformation and his detailed critique of political economy, there was an analytical and strategic gap - unbridgeable without addressing the problematic of working class capacities - which later Marxists sometimes addressed, but never overcame. Every progressive social movement must, sooner or later, confront the inescapable fact that capitalism cripples our capacities, stunts our dreams, and incorporates our politics.
  57. Panitch, Leo; Gindin, Sam; Albo, Greg: In and Out of Crisis 
    The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Political economists Albo, Gindin and Panitch lay bare the roots of the crisis, which they locate in the dynamic expansion of capital on a global scale over the last quarter century – and in the inner logic of capitalism itself.
  58. Panitch, Leo; Gupta, Arun: The Trump Way
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Arun Gupta spoke to Leo Panitch about Trump's economic agenda, his relationship to transnational elites, and how neoliberalism's crisis could mean revitalization for the Left.
  59. Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.): Telling the Truth
    Socialist Register 2006

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
  60. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin: The End of Parliamentary Socialism
    From New Left to New Labour

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Argues against the assertion that there is no alternative to neo-liberalism. This account of the British Labour Party's recent history argues that Tony Blair's modernizing tendency was profoundly mistaken in asserting that the only alternative to traditional social democracy and narrow parliamentarianism was an acceptance of neo-liberalism.
  61. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 1998
    Volume 34: Communist Manifesto Now

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1998
  62. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 1999
    Volume 35: Global Capitalism vs. Democracy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1999
  63. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2000
    Volume 36: Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2000
  64. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2002
    Volume 38: A World of Contradictions

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2002
  65. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2003
    Volume 39: Fighting Identities

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2003
  66. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2004
    Volume 40: The New Imperial Challenge

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2004
  67. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2005
    Volume 41: The Empire Reloaded

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2005
  68. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2006
    Volume 42: Telling the Truth

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2006
  69. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2007
    Volume 43: Coming to Terms with Nature

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2007
  70. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2008
    Volume 44: Global Flashpoints

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2008
  71. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2009
    Volume 45: Violence Today

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2009
  72. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.): Socialist Register 2010
    Volume 46: Morbid Symptoms

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2010
  73. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin, eds.: Necessary and Unneccessary Utopias
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Reasserts the need for a bold and revolutionary imagination, one aimed at saner ways of living and organizaing society.
  74. Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin; Albo, Gregory; Coates, David (eds.): Socialist Register 2001
    Volume 37: Working Classes, Global Realities

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2001
  75. Pankhurst, Sylvia: An anti-Jewish pogrom in London
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1917
    Russians, Romanians, Armenians, peoples of all oppressed nationalities live here, Jews forming the majority, for Jews, the people who have no country, are always most cruelly oppressed by tyrannical Governments.
  76. Pankhurst, Sylvia: Force-Feeding a Suffragette
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1915
    A description of the brutal force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes in England.
  77. Pankhurst, Sylvia: The New War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919
    Soldiers who enlisted, or were conscripted, for the old war have been quietly kept on to fight in the new war which began without any formal declaration. They have not been asked: "Do you approve this war; do you understand it?" They have merely been detained and will now fight against their comrades. Officially the British Government is not at war with Socialism in Europe though in actual fact British and other Allied soldiers have been fighting it for a long time, and British money and munitions are keeping the soldiers of other governments in the field against it.
  78. Pankhurst, Sylvia: Pankhurst, Sylvia - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960).
  79. Pannekoek, Anton: After the War Ends
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1917
    When the soldiers return to their homes, new misery and new want are grinning at them. Awful as have been the sufferings that war has brought, in one respect the lot of the proletarians is still worse in times of peace. In war times the workers are needed; the bourgeoisie needs their enthusiasm, their willingness to sacrifice, their good will and the spirit of the army is an important factor in warfare. Money, therefore, becomes a secondary consideration, subservient to the aims of the war; aid and assistance are granted with unaccustomed liberality. The working class suffers, it is butchered, but those at home at least maintain a certain livelihood. That ceases with the coming of peace. The workers are not longer needed as soldiers; they are no longer comrades, defenders of the fatherland, heroes. Once more they become beasts of burden, objects of exploitation. Let them look for work, if they are hungry.
  80. Pannekoek, Anton: Class Struggle and Nation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1912
    Does the bourgeoisie really have an interest in putting an end to national struggles? Not at all, it has the greatest interest in not putting an end to them, especially since the class struggle has reached a high point. Just like religious antagonisms, national antagonisms constitute excellent means to divide the proletariat, to divert its attention from the class struggle with the aid of ideological slogans and to prevent its class unity.
  81. Pannekoek, Anton: The Failure of the Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1946
    Capitalism cannot be annihilated by a change in the commanding persons; but only by the abolition of commanding. The real freedom of the workers consists in their direct mastery over the means of production. The essence of the future free world community is not that the working masses get enough food, but they direct their work themselves, collectively.
  82. Pannekoek, Anton: General Remarks on the Question of Organisation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1938
    Organisation is the chief principle in the working class fight for emancipation. Hence the forms of this organisation constitute the most important problem in the practice of the working class movement. It is clear that these forms depend on the conditions of society and the aims of the fight. They cannot be the invention of theory, but have to be built up spontaneously by the working class itself, guided by its immediate necessities.
  83. Pannekoek, Anton: The German Revolution - First Stage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919
    Through its rapidity and unanimity the revolution rested on the surface of civil society and could not as yet penetrate into the depth of the great masses.
  84. Pannekoek, Anton: Hope in the Future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1912
    A translation of an article on socialism from "Le socialisme". The article discusses demands made by socialists to amend problems that persist in the capitalist system.
  85. Pannekoek, Anton: Irish Communist Policy
    Letter to Sylvia Pankhurst

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1922
    The belief that some foreign power, the State, may accomplish it for the workers by decrees and laws is a social-democratic belief - nay, only the most narrow-minded social democrats believe it; most social democrats in former times knew quite well that the chief force of transformation must come from below. The programme of the Communist Party of Ireland is not only non-Communist because it appeals to the State for everything, but also because it asks from this State only reforms.
  86. Pannekoek, Anton: The Labour Movement and Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1908
    Unions and political organizations each have their role in the struggle against capitalism.
  87. Pannekoek, Anton: Lenin as Philosopher
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1938   Published: 1948
    Since the importance of Lenin's philosophy is so strongly emphasised in Leninist organizations, it is necessary to make it the subject of a serious critical study. The doctrine of Party-Communism of the Third International cannot be judged adequately unless their philosophical basis is thoroughly examined.
  88. Pannekoek, Anton: Letter to Socialisme ou Barbarie
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1953
    Councils are not only the means by which workers will exercise power after the taking of social power by the workers; we consider them as also being the organisms by means of which the workers will conquer this power.
  89. Pannekoek, Anton: A Life of Struggle: Farewell to Hermann Gorter
    Resource Type: Article
  90. Pannekoek, Anton: Marxism as Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1915
    Now is the time to bring to the fore the other part of Marxism which has been so neglected; now, when the workers movement must find a new direction, in order to overcome the narrow views and the passivity of the old era, if it wants to overcome the crisis. Men must themselves make history, or else history will be made by others for them. Of course, they cannot build without taking the circumstances into account, but they build nonetheless.
  91. Pannekoek, Anton: Marxist Theory and Revolutionary Tactics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1912
    If the party saw its function as restraining the masses from action for as long as it could do so, then party discipline would mean a loss to the masses of their initiative and potential for spontaneous action, a real loss, and not a transformation of energy. The existence of the party would then reduce the revolutionary capacity of the proletariat rather than increase it. It cannot simply sit down and wait until the masses rise up spontaneously in spite of having entrusted it with part of their autonomy; the discipline and confidence in the party leadership which keep the masses calm place it under an obligation to intervene actively and itself give the masses the call for action at the right moment. Thus, as we have already argued, the party actually has a duty to instigate revolutionary action, because it is the bearer of an important part of the masses' capacity for action; but it cannot do so as and when it pleases, for it has not assimilated the entire will of the entire proletariat, and cannot therefore order it about like a troop of soldiers. It must wait for the right moment: not until the masses will wait no longer and are rising up of their own accord, but until the conditions arouse such feeling in the masses that large-scale action by the masses has a chance of success.
  92. Pannekoek, Anton: Materialism And Historical Materialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1942
    Marxism is not an inflexible doctrine or a sterile dogma. Society changes, the proletariat grows, science develops. New forms and phenomena arise in capitalism, in politics, in science, which Marx and Engels could not have foreseen or surmised. But the method of research which they formed remains to this day an excellent guide and tool towards the understanding and interpretation of new events.
  93. Pannekoek, Anton: The New Blanquism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    The revolution can only issue from the masses, and it is only through the masses that it is carried out. The Communist Party has forgotten this simple truth and, with the insufficient forces of a revolutionary minority, it wants to do what only the class can do, in such a way that the consequence will be defeat, which will set back the cause of the World Revolution for a long time, at the cost of the most painful sacrifices.
  94. Pannekoek, Anton: Pannekoek, Anton - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Anton Pannekoek (1873-1960).
  95. Pannekoek, Anton: Party and Class 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1936
    The belief in parties is the main reason for the impotence of the working class; therefore we avoid forming a new party - not because we are too few, but because a party is an organization that aims to lead and control the working class. In opposition to this, we maintain that the working class can rise to victory only when it independently attacks its problems and decides its own fate.
  96. Pannekoek, Anton: Party and Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1936
    We are only at the very earliest stages of a new workers' movement. The old movement was embodied in parties, and today belief in the party constitutes the most powerful check on the working class' capacity for action. That is why we are not trying to create a new party.
  97. Pannekoek, Anton: The Politics Of Gorter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1952
    In the years after 1920, Gorter in contact with the small groups of the extreme left, worked to clarify the idea of the organisation of workers councils and thus collaborated in the future renewal of the class struggle of the proletariat. During this time the socialist politicians of the second international, as members of parliament and ministers, were occupied in bailing out a bankrupt capitalism for the bourgeoisie.
  98. Pannekoek, Anton: The Position and Significance of J. Dietzgen's Philosophical Works
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1902
    A thorough study of Dietzgen's philosophical writings is an important and indispensable auxiliary for the understanding of the fundamental works of Marx and Engels. Dietzgen's work demonstrates that the proletariat has a mighty weapon not only in proletarian economics, but also in proletarian philosophy.
  99. Pannekoek, Anton: Public Ownership and Common Ownership 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1947
    Under public ownership the workers are not masters of their work; they may be better treated and their wages may be higher than under private ownership; but they are still exploited.
  100. Pannekoek, Anton: Religion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1947
  101. Pannekoek, Anton: Social Democracy and Communism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919   Published: 1927
    Once again, as in the time of Marx, communism as a revolutionary and proletarian movement confronts socialism as a reformist and bourgeois movement. And the new communism is not just a new edition of the theory of radical social democracy. As a result of the world crisis, it has gained new depth, which totally differentiates it from the old theory.
  102. Pannekoek, Anton: Socialisation (Part I)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    Marx never spoke of socialisation: he spoke of the expropriation of the expropriators.
  103. Pannekoek, Anton: Socialisation (Part II)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    Socialism cannot be achieved by avoiding the class struggle. Socialisation which is devised to spare the profits of the capitalist class cannot be a path to Socialism.
  104. Pannekoek, Anton: Socialism and Religion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1907
    In declaring that religion is a private matter, we do not mean to say that it is immaterial to us, what general conceptions our members hold. We prefer a thorough scientific understanding to an unscientific religious faith. But we are convinced, that the new conditions will of themselves alter the religious conceptions, and that religious or anti-religious propaganda is unable to accomplish or prevent this.
  105. Pannekoek, Anton: Socialization 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919   Published: 1920
    Socialization according to Bauer's recipe is legal expropriation without economic expropriation, it is what any bourgeois government might propose. The capitalist value of enterprises will be paid to the employers in compensation and henceforth they will receive in interest on bonds what they formerly received in profit. This socialization replaces private capitalism with State capitalism; the State takes on the task of sweating profits from the workers and giving it to capitalists.
  106. Pannekoek, Anton: Society and Mind in Marxian Philosophy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1937
  107. Pannekoek, Anton: State Capitalism and Dictatorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1936
    One can raise the question : is not state capitalism the only 'way out' for the bourgeoisie ? Obviously state capitalism would be feasible, if only the whole productive process could be managed and planned centrally from above in order to meet the needs of the population and eliminate crises. If such conditions were brought about, the bourgeoisie would then cease being a real bourgeoisie.
  108. Pannekoek, Anton: Strikes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1948
    State power acquires now an important function in organizing business life. In the devastated Europe it takes the supreme lead; its officials become the directors of a planned economy, regulating production and consumption. Its special function is to keep the workers down, and stifle all discontent by physical or spiritual means. In America, where it is subjected to big business, this is its chief function. The workers have now over against them the united front of State power and capitalist class, which usually is joined by union leaders and party leaders, who aspire to sit in conference with the managers and bosses and having a vote in fixing wages and working conditions. And, by this capitalist mechanism of increasing prices, the standard of life of the workers goes rapidly downward.
  109. Pannekoek, Anton: The theory of the collapse of capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1934
    Struggle is never simple or convenient.
  110. Pannekoek, Anton: There are Reforms and There are Reforms 
    Or, Two Sorts of Reforms

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1908
    Those who believe that we will manage to gradually realize socialism by social reform within the current regime misunderstand the class antagonisms that determine reforms. Current social reform, having as a goal the preservation of the capitalist system, finds itself in opposition to the proletarian reform of tomorrow, which will have the contrary goal: the suppression of the system. The organic connection that exists today between reform and revolution is completely different. In fighting for reform the working class develops and makes itself strong. It ends by conquering political power. This is the unity of reform and revolution.
  111. Pannekoek, Anton: Theses On The Fight Of The Working Class Against Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1947
    Extension of the strike to ever larger masses, the only tactics appropriate to wrench concessions from capital, is fundamentally opposed to the Trade Union tactics to restrict the fight and to put an end to it as soon as possible. Such wild strikes in the present times are the only real class fights of the workers against capital. Here they assert their freedom, themselves choosing and directing their actions, not directed by other powers for other interests.
  112. Pannekoek, Anton: Trade Unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1936
    The narrow field of trade union struggle widens into the broad field of class struggle. But now the workers themselves must change. They have to take a wider view of the world. From their trade, from their work within the factory walls, their mind must widen to encompass society as a whole. Their spirit must rise above the petty things around them. They have to face the state; they enter the realm of politics. The problems of revolution must be dealt with.
  113. Pannekoek, Anton: Trade unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    Pannekoek's text first appeared under his pen name "J Harper" in the American journal International Council Correspondence, (Vol II No 2, Jan 1936). This edited version is taken from the American journal Root & Branch (No 6 1978).
  114. Pannekoek, Anton: The Universal Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    That deafness and blindness concerning the coming dissolution of Capitalism is the historic fatality of the bourgeoisie. But the mass of workers are also blind and deaf to this dissolution. They regard the march of events without understanding, and without knowledge. To hope that the collapse of Capitalism will find a proletariat revolutionarily prepared and conscious of its mission is now shown to be utopian. The collapse proceeds too rapidly, events spring too suddenly before the eyes of men for them to be able to adopt their minds to the new realities. That, however, does not mean that they will do nothing.
  115. Pannekoek, Anton: Why Past Revolutionary Movements Have Failed 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1940
    The working class is going into this war burdened with the capitalistic tradition of Party leadership and the phantom tradition of a revolution of the Russian kind.
  116. Pannekoek, Anton: Workers' Councils 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1941   Published: 1947
    Now the goal becomes distinct; opposite to the stronger domination by state-directed planned economy of the new capitalism stands what Marx called the association of free and equal producers. So the call for unity must be supplemented by indication of the goal: take the factories and machines; assert your mastery over the productive apparatus; organize production by means of workers' councils.
  117. Pannekoek, Anton: Workers Councils (1936 article)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1936
    Fighting for freedom is not letting your leaders think for you and decide, and following obediently behind them, or from time to time scolding them. Fighting for freedom is partaking to the full of ones capacity, thinking and deciding for oneself, taking all the responsibilities as a self-relying individual amidst equal comrades. It is true that to think for oneself, to think out what is true and right, with a head dulled by fatigue, is the hardest, the most difficult task; it is much harder than to pay and to obey. But it is the only way to freedom. To be liberated by others, whose leadership is the essential part of the liberation, means the getting of new masters instead of the old ones.
  118. Pannekoek, Anton: World Revolution and Communist Tactics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    World war and rapid economic collapse now make revolution objectively necessary before the masses have grasped communism intellectually: and this contradiction is at the root of the contradictions, hesitations and setbacks which make the revolution a long and painful process.
  119. Papanek, Victor: Design for the Real World 
    Human Ecology and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970   Published: 1973
    While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, and mink-oil fertilizer for "the plant that has everything." Papanek discusses why the things you buy are expensive, badly designed, unsafe, and often don't work. He proposes alternative ways of thinking and alternative designs for safe, inexpensive, and desperately needed products.
  120. Papanek, Victor and Hennessey, James: How Things Don't Work
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to sophisticated electronics, don't work, and challenge us to rethink the uses of technology to demand and create products that are useful, built to human scale, safe, ecologically sound, and inexpensive.
  121. Pappano, Margaret Aziza: Academic Freedom Threatened in Ontario Universities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    While most academics would agree that a university should be a place where critical debate is fostered, what is academic freedom when the freedom to attend classes without being bombed isn't even assured? Academic freedom falters it seems when it comes to Palestine, whether in the Middle East or in North America. Not only is there no realizable academic freedom for Palestinians, but also, even in North America, students and faculty raising critical viewpoints about Israel find themselves muffled, accused of anti-Semitism, threatened with disciplinary action, or, in the case of former Depaul University professor, Norman Finkelstein, out of a job entirely.
  122. Pappe, Iian; Jaber, Samer: Ethnic Cleansing by All Means: The real Israeli 'peace' policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This policy of ethnic cleansing, by different means since 1948, is a consensual issue in Israel and thus leaves very little hope for peace and reconciliation. The current Israeli left, the self-acclaimed 'peace bloc', is willing to oppose new settlements but refuses to acknowledge the historical injustice inflicted on Palestinians in 1948 and denies displaced Palestinians their right to return to their homes and their homeland.
  123. Pappe, Ilan: Confronting intimidation, working for justice in Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    If once you do not cave in, you discover that as time goes by, the ability of Zionist lobbies of intimidation around the world to affect you gradually diminishes.
  124. Pappe, Ilan: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Israelo historian Ilan Pappe recounts the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
  125. Pappe, Ilan: Goldstone's shameful U-turn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    This shameful U-turn did not happen this week. It comes after more than a year and a half of a sustained campaign of intimidation and character assassination.
  126. Pappe, Ilan: A History of Modern Palestine 
    One Land, Two Peoples

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A history of the people of Palestine.
  127. Pappe, Ilan: Out of the Frame
    The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Links Pappé's personal struggle against Israeli McCarthyism with a broader struggle for human and political rights of which "academic freedom" is merely one aspect.
  128. Pappe, Ilan: To the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel’s genocidal slaughter in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This is 2014 — the destruction of Gaza is well documented. This is not 1948 when Palestinians had to struggle hard to tell their story of horror; so many of the crimes Zionist committed then where hidden and never came to light, even until today. So my first and simple pledge is to record, inform and insist on the truth. But surely this is not enough. I pledge to continue the effort to boycott a state that commits such crimes.
  129. Parenti, Christian: History is a Weapon
    Lockdown America in 22 Minutes

    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2001
    A talk by Christian Parenti, author of Lockdown America: Police And Prisons in the Age of Crisis, about the thirty year explosion in prisons in the United States, at the Stop The ACA(American Correctional Association) conference.
  130. Parenti, Christian: Listening to Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trump is a racist and misogynist. But the heart of his message spoke to legitimate working class concerns.
  131. Parenti, Christian: Lockdown America 
    Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999   Published: 2008
    Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of the war on crime, it also explains the political and economic history behind the massive crackdown.
  132. Parenti, Christian: Who Killed Ekaru Loruman?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Climate change arrives in a world primed for crisis. The current and impending dislocations of climate change intersect with the already existing crises of poverty and violence. By this “catastrophic convergence,” I do not merely mean that several disasters happen simultaneously, one problem atop another. Rather, I am arguing that problems compound and amplify each other, one expressing itself through another.
  133. Parenti, Christian; Rossetti, Chip (eds.): The Soft Cage
    Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Parenti explores the history of American surveillance from colonial times to the present. What this historical evidence clearly reveals is a continuum of the culture of surveillance. The weakest, most disenfranchised and most alienated groups are subjected first, and then the surveillance regime slowly spreads toward the mainstream.
  134. Parenti, Michael: Democracy for the Few 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988   Published: 1995
    How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and why? Who pays and in what ways. These are the central questions investigated in this book.
  135. Parenti, Michael: The Face of Imperialism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Parenti redefines empire and imperialism to connect the current crisis in America to its own bad behavior worldwide.
  136. Parenti, Michael: God and His Demons 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Parenti examines the dark side of religion, the many evils committed in the name of godly virtue throughout history. This is not a blanket condemnation of all believers. The focus is on the threat posed by fundamentalists and theocratic reactionaries.
  137. Parenti, Michael: Imperialism 101
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations. Yet, it is seldom accorded any serious attention by our academics, media commentators, and political leaders.
  138. Parenti, Michael: Inventing Reality 
    The Politics of News Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
  139. Parenti, Michael: Keeping the Rich Invisible: How Census Bureau Hides the Super-rich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Of late much media attention has been given to the CEOs who rake in tens of millions of dollars annually in salaries and perks. But little is said about the tens of billions that these same corporations distribute to their affluent shareholders each year.
  140. Parenti, Michael: Pedophiles and Popes: Doing the Vatican Shuffle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Church leaders seem to forget that pedophilia is a felony crime and that, as citizens of a secular state, priests are subject to its laws just like the rest of us. Clerical authorities repeatedly have made themselves accessories to the crime, playing an active role in obstructing justice, arguing that criminal investigations of 'church affairs' violates the free practice of religion - as if raping little children were a holy sacrament.
  141. Paretsky, Sara: Writing in an Age of Silence
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007   Published: 2009
    Sara Paretsky explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that have informed her life and work, against the unparallelled repression of free speech and thought in the USA today.
  142. Paris, Erna: The Sun Climbs Slow
    Justice in the Age of Imperial America

    Resource Type: Book
    In her book Paris examines the creation of the International Court of Law and the Bush administrations attempt to block it. With interviews and historical background she details this new age of international law. This is a guide to a world in which no person or country is immune from responsibilty for crimes against humanity.
  143. Park, Chris: A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environmental ethics, philosophy, and history, resource management, sociology, and policy on the environment.
  144. Park, L.C.; Park, F.W.: Canadian Neocolonialism in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1962
    Discusses the role of Canadian capital in foreign markets and the drive behind Canadian businesses to control valuable assets in Latin American countries.
  145. Park, Libbie: Anatomy of Big Business
    Resource Type: Book
  146. Parker, Jean: Ecology and value theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Jason W Moore, Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital.
  147. Parker, Mike: Joe Frantz, 1950-2009
    Against The Current vol. 142

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Joe Gelders Frantz died unexpectedly on February 4, 2009.
  148. Parker, Mike: Shorter Hours Now!
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The bumper stickers say, "Unions: the folks who brought you the weekend." For almost a century, the success of workers' drive to shorten working hours and increase leisure time was considered a sign of progress and humanity. After all, "we work to live," not "live to work."
  149. Parker, Mike: A Tribute to Mario Savio and the FSM
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Mario Savio was a brilliant leader because he was careful to lay out the principles and choices before you. To follow Mario was to make your own choice, to know what you were doing and take responsibility for yourself.
  150. Parker, Mike: UAW Pioneer and Fighter for Social Justice: Victor G. Reuther
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Victor Reuther's death June 3, at age 92, was a personal loss-breaking one of the last connections to my parent's socialist movement of the 1930s. Victor was also the connection to the courageous and honorable men and women who made great sacrifices over 60 years ago to win union recognition and the contract gains that my United Auto Workers brothers and sisters now take for granted.
  151. Parker, Mike; Gruelle, Martha: How to Make Union Meetings Interesting and Useful
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Meetings should give members a sense of power by bringing them together. They can see and feel that they are not alone, that others have similar problems, and that others have found solutions. They can learn from each other, combine ideas, and build something bigger.
  152. Parker, Mike; Jordan, Margaret: Richmond, CA vs. Chevron
    Against The Current vol. 139

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    There was no shortage of attention-getting politics in the fall of 2008. Yet even in the context of the history-making national election, the local city council campaign and vote on business license fees in Richmond, California should be of interest to readers of a national magazine.
  153. Parker, Mike; Jordan, Margaret: Stirring Up Racism
    Against The Current vol. 139

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In an attempt to discredit the progressive candidates, the Richmond Police Officers Association (RPOA) put out a flyer which claimed the Latino community and particularly undocumented immigrants were the source of Richmond’s drug and violence problem and that the progressive candidates opposed police efforts to control it.
  154. Parker, Nicholas: A Short History of Black Voter Suppression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Right's organized movement to suppress the votes of African Americans and Latin Americans, and the urban and rural poor by means of the passing of voter ID (Poll Tax) laws in states receives no mention in the dominant media.
  155. Parker, Roger C: The Makeover Book
    101 Design Solutions for Desktop Publishing

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  156. Parker, Roger C.: Looking Good In Print
    A Guide to Basic Design for Desktop Publishing.

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  157. Parkin, Scott: The liberal climate agenda is doomed to failure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Liberal environmentalism represents a dangerous delusion, writes Scott Parkin - that 'playing nice' with Earth-destroying corporations and politicians can yield results worth having. Radical change on climate will only result from bold, confrontational direct actions against the fossil fuel industries and their apologists.
  158. Parkin, Scott: Reflections on the Corporate Security State
    "He's nuts. Like out there."

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Wikileaks began releasing millions of emails from anonymous hacks of the intelligence firm Stratfor, a global intelligence provider. Stratfor staff are very interested in organizations such as the Rainforest Action Network (RAN).
  159. Parkin, Scott: When We Fight, We Fuck Shit Up: Keystone XL and Delegitimizing Fossil Fuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Keystone XL had become a household name when over 1200 people participated in two weeks of sit-ins at the White House demanding that Barack Obama reject the pipeline.
  160. Parkin, Scott: Why We Need A "No Compromise" Climate Movement
    Between Empire And Its Subjects

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Successful campaigns against strip mining in the Appalachians have included peaceful legal tactics like petitioning, letters to the editor, education, marches and protests, as well as civil disobedience, industrial sabotage, armed defense of Appalachians’ property and other tactics that are viewed as insurrectionary and violent by today’s mainstream environmentalists.
  161. Parr, Joy: The Gender of Breadwinners
    Women, Men and Change in Two Industrial Towns 1880-1950

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    The story of two Ontario towns, Hanover and Paris, both primarily one-industry towns. Hanover was a furniture-manufacturing centre; mosts of its workers were men, while in Paris the biggest employer was the textile industry; most of its wage earners were women.
  162. Parr, Nora: Moving forward while celebrating Palestinian art's past
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unlike Other Springs, on display at the Birzeit University Museum in the occupied West Bank through the end of June, pulls off the heavy feat of looking back while moving forward. Conceived as both a celebration and retrospective, the exhibition is guest curated by the museum's formidable founder, the renowned artist Vera Tamari, who oversaw its transformation from the Ethnographic and Art Museum at Birzeit University into the center of contemporary Palestinian and international art that it is today.
  163. Parrish, Will: Cap and Clear-Cut
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jerry Brown basked in adulation during his whirlwind trip to Paris, and the evening of December 8 figured to offer more of the same. Standing alongside governors of states and provinces from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, California's governor planned to tout his state's leadership role on global climate policy. The event was one of 21 presentations that Brown delivered during a five-day swing through France during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21). His busy schedule included a stately private meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and presentations at events organized by the French, German, Chinese, and US governments.
  164. Parrot, Claude: Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Ontario Region, Bulletin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    Two statements by CUPW President, Jean-Claude Parrot, after raids, injunctions and criminal charges following the Postal Strike in October.
  165. Parry, Martin: Climate Change and World Agriculture
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  166. Parry, Robert: Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. government and the mainstream media have rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.
  167. Parry, Robert: NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls "fake news," but the Times ignores its own record of publishing "fake news."
  168. Parry, Robert: Wretched US Journalism on Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The most dangerous violation of journalistic principles has occurred in the Ukraine crisis, which has the potential of a nuclear war.
  169. Parsons, Adam: Why Sharing is a Common Cause that Unites Us All
    The Common Cause

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The demand for sharing wealth, power and resources is at the heart of visions for a better world. In fact, the principle of sharing is often central to efforts for progressive change in almost every field of endeavour. But this basic concern is generally understood and couched in tacit terms, without acknowledging the versatility and wide applicability of sharing as a solution to the world’s problems.
  170. Parsons, Jack: Politics and Pensioners Concerned
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    A report by the Canadian Pensioners Concerned about the possibility that tax-exempt charitable organizations could lose this status if they become involved in the political process.
  171. Parsons, Renee: NATO - New York Times Convoy Fabrications
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On Saturday, the entire humanitarian convoy of 227 trucks crossed back into Russia without incident after having successfully delivered its contents to the Luhansk distribution centre. The unwavering round trip project from Russia surmounted considerable bureaucratic delays and political obstacles including wild assertions that the convoy’s true purpose was to ‘smuggle weapons’ to the east Ukraine rebels.
  172. Parvaz, D: Journalists allege threat of drone execution by US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Fearing assassination, Al Jazeera's Ahmad Zaidan and independent journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem file US legal complaint.
  173. Parvus; Luxemburg, Rosa; Kaustky, Karl; Pannekoek, Anton: Die Massenstreikdebatte
    Arbeiterbewegung Theorie und Geschicthe

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
  174. Pascal, Gerry: House on Laval Street
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    This article in the February edition of Benedict Labre House's paper gives a brief history of Le Groupe de l'Avenir and the alternate services it has created.
  175. Pascal, Gerry: Plan for Detoxification Center
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Proposal given to the Quebec government to establish a detox center in downtown Montreal.
  176. Pashalidou, Nina Maria; Katsaounis, Nikos: Krisis
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2012
    By 2010, Greece was in an economic crisis and the society and people were shown to be deeply affected by the country's state.
  177. Passa Palavra Collective: Brazil: Balance Sheet and Prognosis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The government is taking advantage of recent events to invoke the danger of the right and to reinforce the left wing of the ruling group. Ten days after the “Rebellion of the Coxinhas” we can now draw up a balance sheet.
  178. Passos, Heloisa: Birdie
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Birdie, who sleeps in trees and sells fruits and vegetables on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, loves the two abandoned dogs he now lives with. In Heloisa Passos' film, Birdie reads the minds of his two best canine friends.
  179. Patankar, Prachi: Adivasi Movements in India: An Interview with Poet Waharu Sonavane
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Waharu is a Bhil Adivasi, long-time poet and activist. Since the 1970s, he has been organizing for Adivasi self-sufficiency among his community near his hometown in western India.
  180. Patel, Raj: Martin Luther King Jr's Radicalism Muted by MLK Archives' Corporate Sponsors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The MLK Archive, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase and Co., omits Martin Luther King Jr's speech delivered at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1968 on the 100th anniversary of W.E.B Du Bois' birth. The speech is included in its entirety here.
  181. Patel, Raj: Stuffed and Starved
    Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007   Published: 2010
    This investigation into the global food market postulates that the current state of population health, where one billion people are overweight and one billion people are starving exemplifies the disequilibrium resulting from the liberalization of agriculture in the developing world by the forces of globalization and the policies of the IMF and World Bank.
  182. Paterson, Kent: Challenging a Militarized Police State in the US
    From Policing to SWAT Teams

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and other law enforcement agencies cracked down on protestors March 30, 2014, the city’s finest rolled out a military-style force. Equipped with gas masks, body armor, batons and automatic rifles, they deployed officers on horseback, a SWAT Team and a pair of armored vehicles. After confronting shouting protestors, the APD released tear gas, which seeped into campus dormitories.
  183. Paterson, Kent: The Old Braceros Fight On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Dozens of men assemble to remember their lives as contract guest workers in the United States and discuss the latest news or lack thereof in their decades-old movement to recover the 10 percent that was deducted from their paychecks and supposedly deposited in a savings account created for the return to Mexico under the old Bracero Program.
  184. Paterson, Kent: Temping Down Labor Rights: The Manpowerization of Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The continuing erosion of labour rights and labour standards in Mexico.
  185. Patnaik, Prabhat: Europe's Moment of Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras' acceptance of an "austerity package" on July 13, which contained measures rejected by the Greek people in a referendum barely a week before, represents not just an abject surrender by the Syriza government, or a sign of contempt on the part of German finance capital for the Greek electorate; it marks a decisive turning point for Europe (and indeed for the rest of the world), and the end of the road for a whole way of thinking on the Left, especially the European Left.
  186. Patrias, Carmela; Savage, Larry: Union Power: Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Details how work has been transformed in Ontario's Niagara region since the early 1820s. At that time, workers laboured fourteen-to sixteen-hour days constructing the original Welland Canal that connected Lake Erie with Lake Ontario.
  187. Patrick, Ed; Jones, Keith: Canada facilitated NSA spying on 2010 G8 and G20 summits
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) briefing notes leaked by the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal that Canada’s Conservative government permitted the NSA to spy on the June 2010 G8 and G20 summits held in Huntsville, Ontario and Toronto.
  188. Patriquin, Larry: Inventing Tax Rage
    Misinformation in the National Post

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    How the National Post created an agenda for the tax cuts that mostly benefits the wealthy.
  189. Patriquin, Larry: Inventing Tax Rage (excerpt)
    Misinformation in the National Post

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004   Published: 2005
    The propaganda campaign to invent "tax rage".
  190. Patterson, Brent: TransCanada hires controversial PR firm to derail opposition to Energy East pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There are now multiple news articles that report Calgary-based TransCanada hired the controversial public relations firm Edelman in an attempt to derail growing public opposition to its proposed 1.1 million barrels per day Energy East tar sands pipeline.
  191. Patton, Christine: Five Reasons To Plant Trees Now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    To some people, planting a tree is the epitome of the environmental cliche. Planting a tree seems so simple, so easy, so... low-technology. In the midst of the economic upheaval we are experiencing now, in the face of massive challenges such as peak oil and climate change, why should we plant trees?
  192. Pattullo, Polly: Last Resorts
    The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Examines the real impact of tourism on the people and landscape of the Caribbean. It explores the structure of ownership of the industry and shows that the benefits it brings to the region do not live up to its claims.
  193. Patwardhan, Anand: Jai Bhim Comrade
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    India’s Dalit (oppressed) castes were abhorred as “untouchables”. The film, shot over 14 years follows the music of protest of Maharashtra's Dalits. In an age of increasing bigotry and superstition, it is both a record of recent history as well as eloquent testimony to a tradition that has survived amongst the subaltern for thousands of years.
  194. Paul, Ari: Stop-and-Frisk as a Policy of State Control Over Blacks and Latinos
    Hobbes on Trial in New York City

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Nicholas Peart is one of the plaintiffs in the federal class action lawsuit against the New York Police Department’s policy of stop-and-frisk, where officers use their power to roam the streets and stop, search and question people they believe may be connected to crime. Their allegation is that the application of this method is racially biased and unconstitutional.
  195. Paul, Jay: The Bisexual Identity
    Changing Perspectives on Sexuality: Contributions of Kinsey and Anthropologists

    Resource Type: Article
    Cross-cultural comparisons highlight not only the differences in how sexuality is perceived, but the power of such constructs on sexual behavior.
  196. Paul, Katherine: Nine Out of 10 Americans Tested Positive for Monsanto's Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Glyphosate
    A probable human carcinogen is found in far too many foods

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If you participated in the glyphosate test project launched last year by the Detox Project (formerly Feed The World) and Organic Consumers Association, you probably failed. A staggering 93 percent of Americans tested positive for glyphosate, according to the test results, announced on May 25, 2016.
  197. Paul, Katherine; Cummins, Ronnie: US food industry: labelling laws are 'unconstitutional'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A leaked document reveals plans by the US's Grocery Manufacturers Association to sue the first state that passes a GMO labeling law.
  198. Pauly, Louis W.: Who Elected the Bankers?
    Surveillance and Control in the World Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  199. Pauwels, Jacques R.: The Great Class War
    1914-1918

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war itself. As Pauwels sees it, war seemed to offer major benefits to the European upper classes of the early twentieth century, who felt threatened by the seemingly irresistible process of democratization or, as they saw it, the "rise of the masses." War was expected to serve as an antidote to social revolution, causing workers to abandon socialism's focus on overthrowing the established order via internaitonal worker solidarity in favour of nationalism and militarism.
  200. Pawlick, Thomas: The End of Food
    How the Food Industry is Destroying Our Food And - What You Can Do About It

    Resource Type: Book
  201. Pawlick, Thomas F.: The War in the Country 
    How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Chronicles the gradual disappearance of Canada's family farms.
  202. Payan, Ximena: Paulina González Uses Story Telling as a Tool of Civil Resistance
    The organizer from south Los Angeles believes that you can touch peoples' hearts with stories

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Paulina González believes that story telling is fundamental to succeed any social movement needs the support and dedication of a critical mass.
  203. Payer, Cheryl: The Debt Trap
    The International Monetary Fund and the Third World

    Resource Type: Book
    Details the history of the first thirty years of the system of aid and credit in which the IMF is the keystone.
  204. Payne, Charles M.: I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    A study and history of the legacy of community organizing in Mississippi.
  205. Peacenik, Jo: Atomic Sludge Monster Devours Edmonton!!
    Resource Type: Article
    The nuclear industry was facing tough times, so they needed to diversify.
  206. Peacock, John: The Church, Farm and Town
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    This magazine seeks to affirm the values of rural and small town life. In this issue, are articles on the need for reflection on the consideration of human sentiment above progress and on the relationship of smallness to Christian roots.
  207. Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.: Blueprint for a Green Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
  208. Pearce, Fred: The Land Grabbers 
    The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
  209. Pearson, Patricia: When She Was Bad
    Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence

    Resource Type: Book
    Patricia Pearson re-examines the notion that women are the passive victims of violence. With statistical studies she shows that women inflict 50% of the violence against children and the elderly; they are responsible for the majority of infanticides and about half the assaults aginst partners or spouses. She says that when we do come face to face with female violence we whitewash it (Aileen Wuornos being one example, Lorena Bobbitt being another). She makes the case that if we don't take a serious look at female aggression and what we think we know about it we put more people at risk.
  210. Pearson, Tamara: Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of reads, shares, likes, upvotes, and re-tweets -- making it easy to lose sight of what really defines the usefulness of an article: political impact.
  211. Pechthalt, Joshua: Teachers, Parents, Community Together
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    interview with Joshua Pechthalt. ATC interviewed Joshua Pechthalt, an activist who is Vice President of the United Teachers Los Angeles/American Federation of Teachers and President of AFT Local 1021. He also sits on the Executive Boards of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the California State Federation of Labor.
  212. Peck, Abe: Uncovering the Sixties
    Life and Times of the Undergound Press

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered themselves in print.
  213. Peckham, Morse: Art and Pornography
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
  214. Peebles, Graham: Corporate India Versus Indigenous People
    Violent in the Name of Development

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The state has more or less abandoned rural people (70% of the population) and turned the countryside over to corporate India. Mineral extraction, dam building, infrastructure projects, water appropriation and industrial farming make up their burgeoning business portfolios.
  215. Peebles, Graham: Daughters of India Violated and Abused
    A Woman's Lot

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Widespread sexual abuse rapes the land and inflicts harm upon the women of India who are isolated from the emerging "New India".
  216. Peebles, Graham: Ethiopian Migrants Victimized in Saudi Arabia
    Racism and Hate Running Through the Streets

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The recent appalling events in Saudi Arabia have brought thousands of impassioned Ethiopians living inside the country and overseas onto the streets. This powerful worldwide action presents a tremendous opportunity for the people to unite, to demand their rights through peaceful demonstrations and to call with one voice for change.
  217. Peebles, Graham: Filthy, deadly mayhem in India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Along with the choking fumes and piles of putrid waste, sound systems and a constant bombardment of honking horns from cars, lorries and screaming buses assault residents and the unprepared in towns and cities throughout India.
  218. Peebles, Graham: Incarcerated Inside Israel
    Palestinians Tortured and Isolated

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Detention without trial, the presumption of guilt, denial of family visits, solitary confinement, torture, violent interrogation, and denial of access to appropriate health care, such is the Israeli judicial system and prison confinement experienced by Palestinian men, women and indeed children.
  219. Peebles, Graham: India: Growing Inequality and Destructive Development
    Misery for the Many, Benefits for the Few

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Under the careful guidance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund the Indian government has for the last twenty years or so, embraced market liberalization and the global market; garlanded corporations with all manner of subsidies and damned the poor to greater poverty, destitution, suffering and, suicide in the case of farmers.
  220. Peebles, Graham: Land Conflict and Injustice
    Development in 'New India'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On agrarian crisis and the commercialization of the countryside in India.
  221. Peebles, Graham: Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia
    Killed Beaten Raped

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    With few opportunities at home, millions of poor, desperate men and women from South East Asia and the horn of Africa migrate annually to Saudi Arabia. Vulnerable at home and vulnerable abroad where many are enslaved and badly abused, some killed.
  222. Peebles, Graham: The tragedy of being a girl in India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    India is the "most dangerous country in the world in which to be a girl". This is stated in a controversial United Nations finding based on a range of distressing social statistics rooted in gender and caste prejudice, much of which can be traced back to 18th century colonialism and the destructive 'divide and rule' methodology employed by the British.
  223. Pein, Corey: Syria, "Credibility" and Historical Amnesia
    Grandpa Made Mustard Gas

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The first casualty of war is truth. Comparison between WWII and the Syria situation.
  224. Peirats, Jose: Anarchists In The Spanish Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A history of the anarchist movement in Spain from the late 1800s up to and through the Spanish Civil war, written by an anarchist who lived through the war.
  225. Peirats, Jose: Appendix to Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Jose Peirats traces the story of the half million refugees who left Spain when Franco came to power in 1939. This text sterves as appendix to his carefully documented Anarchists in the Spanish Revoluiont. Clandestine activity and political organization of some of the Spanish anarchist militants is told in this pamphlet.
  226. Pekar, Harvey; Buhle, Paul: Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    The History of SDS as You've Never Seen It Before. Captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to try to transform the world.
  227. Pelaez Vicky: GM crops: Hunger as the key to world domination
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Weapons and energy resources are apparently insufficient for total control over the world's nations, power-hungry globalists like David Rockefeller have come up with the idea of using people's daily need for food as a means to achieve global dominance.
  228. Peled, Miko: Ethnic Cleansing of Invented People 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Once we connect the dots it is not hard to see that the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is only a small part of the Israeli Palestinian issue. The greater issue is the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine by the Zionist state. The way forward for Israelis and Palestinians alike is to oppose the ethnic cleansing by opposing all its manifestations.
  229. Peled, Miko: This is NOT Recognition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As the recognition by European countries of a so called "State of Palestine" continues, it is becoming obvious that this is nothing but an old colonial trick dusted and reused. In the triangular relations between the Europeans, the colonial regime in Palestine – Israel, and the Palestinians, all remains the same.
  230. Peled, Nurit: Palestine: Victims of Violence
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Nurit Peled delivered this speech to the European Parliament on International Women’s Day. Nurit Peled is an Israeli peace activist (her father Gen. Mati Peled was instrumental in founding the Israeli peace movement in the 1970s). She and her husband work with Bereaved Families (Palestinian and Israeli).
  231. Peled, Yoav: The Right of Return & Transformative Justice
    Against The Current vol. 111

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    By most accounts, the issue of the Palestinian refugees and their right to return to the part of Mandatory Palestine that now constitutes the State of Israel has been the most obstinate stumbling block preventing the resolution of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
  232. Peled, Yoav; LeVine, Mark: Egypt Shakes the World
    Against The Current vol. 151

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Suzi Weissman interviewed Yoav Peled and Mark LeVine on her program “Beneath the Surface,” KPFK Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles, on February 11, 2010. The following are edited excerpts from those discussions. Thanks to Meleiza Figueroa for transcribing.
  233. Peled-Elhanen, Nurit: Palestine in Israeli School Books
    Ideology and Propaganda in Education

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    How are Palestine, and the Palestinians, portrayed in the Israeli school system? Nurit Peled-Elhanan argues that the textbooks used in the school system are laced with a pro-Israel ideology, and that they play a part in priming Israeli children for military service.
  234. Peleg, Ilan: Patterns of Censorship Around the World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  235. Pell, Arthur R: Recruiting, Training and Motivating Volunteers
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  236. Pelosi, Alexandra: Homeless
    The Motel Kids of Orange County

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2010
    Follows a group of children as their families struggle to live survive in one of the country's wealthiest areas.
  237. Peltier, Leonard: Day of Mourning Statement From Leonard Peltier
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    It is yet another year. It seems like a thousand years ago but only a year in time in reality from the last time I dictated one of these statement for the day of mourning so, again, I want to say as last time, that I am honoured that you would want to hear my words.
  238. Peltier, Leonard: 41 Years Since Jumping Bull (But 500 Years of Trauma)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Leonard Peltier writes about his own case and about the 500 years of violence and injustice directed at indigenous peoples.
  239. Peltier, Leonard: I Am Barack Obama's Political Prisoner Now
    The Denial of My Parole

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Given the complexion of the three recent federal parolees, it might seem that my greatest crime was being Indian. But the truth is that my gravest offense is my innocence.
  240. Peltier, Leonard: Leonard Peltier: 'My Last Hope for Freedom'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner and Native freedom fighter who has been unjustly incacerated for 40 years. The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee is ramping up efforts for Peltier's clemency under U.S. President Obama’s last year in office. This may be his last chance at freedom and justice. Find out how you can help achieve Peltier's freedom here: whoisleonardpeltier.info.
  241. Pelz, William A.: Against Capitalism
    The European Left on the March

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
  242. Pena, Devon G.: Ghostbusters, GMOs and the Feigned Expertise of Nobel Laureates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last week a controversy erupted just as the Roberts-Stabinow Digital Divide GMO labeling law was being discussed in the Senate. It involves a letter signed by 100+ Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace for being "anti-scientific" in its stance against the proliferation and continued use of genetically engineered organisms.
  243. Penhallow, Paul (Robert A. Holm): Living Naked and Frugal
    A Handbook for Parsimonious Nudity

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Paul Penhallow's experience of living naked in a non-naked world spanned nearly ten years, and ranged from SunSpace, his 21st-floor high-rise apartment in downtown Syracuse, New York, to the many highways and parks of the Northern Atlantic states. Penhallow's "Four Laws of Naturism" ("Accept Yourself," "Respect Others," "Live Simply," and "Relax Daily") comprise the springboard for this book, which also contains a comprehensive listing of nudist resorts throughout the United States.
  244. Penner, David: Humans and Subhumans: Weill Cornell and the Death of the American Soul
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    All patients that walk through the door of Weill Cornell are put into two categories: the humans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "good insurance," and the subhumans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "bad insurance." If you fall into the category of the former, they will generally make a grudging effort to provide you with good care. If you fall into the category of the later, they will literally bend over backwards to see to it that you are provided with truly awful and atrocious care.
  245. Penner, Norman: The Canadian Left 
    A Critical Analysis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    The main focus of the book is the emergence and development of Canadian socialist thought. Penner examines the origins of the Communist Party of Canada and its ideological base and the beginings and development of the CCF-NDP.
  246. Penner, Norman: Communist Party of Canada
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A political party in Canada.
  247. Penner, Norman (ed.): Winnipeg 1919
    The strikers' own history of the Winnipeg General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1975
    The Winnipeg General Strike was a landmark in Canadian political and labour history. This book, with the lively and clearly-written strikers' account of the strike and more than 40 photos of major strike events, offers the perspective on the strike of the people who organized it. Second edition.
  248. Penney, Jennifer: Hard Earned Wages
    Women Fighting for Better Work

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    Hard Earned Wages features sixteen women telling the stories of their work - and their efforts to improve their working conditions - in their own words.
  249. Pennington, T. Hugh: When Food Kills
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  250. Pentz Gunter, Linda: Climate Deniers are More Dangerous Than Trump and More Deadly Than ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    So Rep. Lamar Smith (D-Tx.) finally got his NOAA emails. What he really should get is a jail sentence for crimes against humanity. He, and the other climate deniers like him who hold positions of power, are arguably more dangerous than Donald Trump and more deadly than ISIS.
  251. Penworthy, Peter: Royal greed and oppression sold as culture in Swaziland
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Swaziland’s King Mswati III passes suppression, unaccountability and royal opulent spending in the face of drought, starvation and poverty, as traditionally "Swazi" values. Sonkhe Dube, a young exiled activist, begs to differ.
  252. People's Food Commission: The Land of Milk and Honey
    The National Report of the People's Food Commission

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  253. Peppe, Matt: Alan Gross's Improbable Tales on 60 Minutes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In a dramatic segment on CBS News' 60 Minutes titled "The Last Prisoner of the Cold War," former United States Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor Alan Gross tells of horrifying experiences in captivity: "They threatened to hang me, they threatened to pull out my fingernails, they said I'd never see the light of day."
  254. Peppe, Matt: The Astounding Violence Of Israeli Colonialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Recently the world watched the horrific violence perpetrated inside Gaza, as 2,159 Palestinians - including 577 children, 263 women and 102 elderly - were killed during Israel's Operation Protective Edge over the course of 50 days. Zionist supporters, as usual, managed to rationalize the killing by blaming the victims, best exemplified by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's nauseating claim that Hamas "want(s) to pile up as many civilian dead as they can because ... they use telegenically-dead Palestinians for their cause."
  255. Peppe, Matt: Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US and UK target for assassination civilians that allegedly have a connection with ISIS. Such operations are performed without a trial. Peppe discusses how the governments of these countries justify one form of extrajudicial killing while demonizing the murders that ISIS commits.
  256. Peppe, Matt: The Imaginary Cuban Troops in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fair-and-balanced Fox News reported on Wednesday that "Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S." Fox's claim of an imaginary enemy alliance relies on two sources: the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and an anonymous U.S. official.
  257. Peppe, Matt: Israeli Cease Fire Violations and Media Propaganda
    The Conquest of Palestine

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Israeli conquest of Palestine has always been a difficult issue for Western mainstream media to cover. The difficulty lies not in the task of reporting the facts on the ground and transmitting an accurate depiction of them to the public, but in refraining from doing so.
  258. Peppe, Matt: Media More Outraged by Possible Murder by Putin Than Definite Murder by Obama
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The British government, whose foreign policy is overtly hostile to their Russian counterpart, declared last week that their investigation into the killing of a former Russian intelligence agent in London nearly a decade ago concluded there is a "strong probability" the Russian FSB security agency was responsible for poisoning Alexander Litivenko with plutonium. They further declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin "probably approved" of the act.
  259. Peppe, Matt: Media Promote Baseless Assertions By Government Officials Of Russian Interference As Facts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The headline of a New York Times article published April 6, 2017, "C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed," misleadingly implies not only that there was an effort by the Russian government to help Donald Trump win the American presidential election but that it is a settled fact that the CIA was in possession of hard evidence to that effect.
  260. Peppe, Matt: The New York Times Outrage at Trumps Refusal to Demonize Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Donald Trump is criticized by the American media for behaving in a diplomatic manner towards Russia, as opposed to vilifying Russia.
  261. Peppe, Matt: The New York Times Suddenly Embraces International Law To Condemn Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the Syrian Arab Army dug in for a fight against the self-declared Islamic State on September 17, they were struck by an air raid that killed 62 soldiers and injured 100 more. The culprit was a foreign military that has never been attacked by, and has not declared war on, Syria. Two weeks later, that same nation’s military killed 22 soldiers in a strike inside Somalia, another country which it had never been attacked by nor declared war on. The very next day the New York Times published a stinging editorial decrying flagrant violations of international law by an "outlaw nation."
  262. Peppe, Matt: Political Prisoners Remain Behind Bars as Obama's Term Nears End
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the last full week of Barack Obama's eight year tenure as President of the United States of America, dozens of political prisoners still sit in cages across the nation's prisons, rotting away as Obama consciously chooses not to exercise the power to simply free them with the stroke of a pen.
  263. Peppe, Matt: The U.S.’s Terrorism Double Standard
    The Vicious Campaign Against Cuba

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    During the last 50 years, the United States has suffered from a constant stream of vicious terrorist acts.
  264. Pereira, Winin ; Seabrook, Jeremy: Asking The Earth
    The Spread of Unsustainable Development

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Periera and Seabrock, using examples from India, argue that Western colonialism destroyed sustainable development in the Third World.
  265. Perelman, Michael: Railroading Economics
    The Creation of the Free Market Mythology

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Explores how even in the United States, the market has always been subject to constraints. Perelman examines the way in which these constraints have been defended by such figures as Henry Ford, J. P. Morgan, and Herbert Hoover, and were indeed essential to the expansion of U.S. capitalism.
  266. Perelman, Michael: A Short History of Primitive Accumulation
    From Adam Smith to Angela Merkel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In Capital, Smith’s concept of “original accumulation” appeared as a word that could mean either original or primitive. Then in the English translation of the English translation of Capital “primitive accumulation” first appears.
  267. Perez Eaquivel, Alfredo; Maguire, Mairead: Human Rights Watch's Revolving Door to US Government
    A Letter from Nobel Peace Laureates

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Human Rights Watch characterizes itself as “one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.” However, HRW’s close ties to the U.S. government call into question its independence.
  268. Pericles: Funeral Oration for the Athenian War Dead
    Resource Type: Article
    Speech was given by the Athenian leader Pericles after the first battles of the Peloponnesian war.
  269. Peries, Sharmini; Hudson, Michael: Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An interview with economist Michael Hudson, who argues that the International Monetary Fund provided loans to Greece with the deliberate intention that the country be forced to go into default and be forced to sell public assets and land.
  270. Peries, Sharmini; Hudson, Michael: The Financial Invasion of Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Greece's economic crisis has perhaps been eclipsed by Europe's refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and by the forthcoming Brexit referendum. But it has not gone away. Greece's Syriza coalition faced violence on the streets and a 3-day general strike last week that brought much of the country to a halt. In spite of the protests the government of Alexis Tsipras pushed through legislation to amend the country's tax and pension system with the backing of 153 MPs, a measure required by the lenders in order to continue the debt negotiations.
  271. Peries, Sharmini; Hudson, Michael: The Wages of Neoliberalism
    Poverty, Exile and Early Death

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York estimates 875,000 deaths in the United States in year 2000 could be attributed to social factors related to poverty and income inequality.
  272. Perkins, John: A New Age Of People Power: Lessons From The Dongria Kondh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    With greater power to build alliances across boundaries, the Davids of the world are having more success throwing off the Goliaths.
  273. Perkins, Roberta: Working Girls: Prostitutes, Their Life and Social Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    An analysis of prostitution laws in Austrailia and a discussion of the need for decriminalisation.
  274. Perkinson, Robert: Texas Tough
    The Rise of America's Prison Empire

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    A history of imprisonment, race, and politics from slavery to the present, with an emphasis on Texas, the most locked-down state in the USA.
  275. Perlman, Fredy: Against His-story, Against Leviathan!
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labour, professional armies, social discipline, nationalist, ethnic and class fervour.
  276. Perlman, Fredy: Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    Fredy Perlman tells how encounters with racism in Central Europe, Bolivia and the U.S. heightened his perception and prepared him to denounce "American cheerleaders of Israel." He is astounded that potential victims of Nazi extermination camps can accept, even support, Israeli massacres of Palestinian refugees.
  277. Perlman, Fredy: Birth of a revolutionary movement in Yugoslavia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    1969 pamphlet by Fredy Perlman on the beginnings of the 1968 revolutionary movement in Yugoslavia.
  278. Perlman, Fredy: The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  279. Perlman, Fredy: Plunder
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1962
    A tragic drama of global imperialism and racism involving characters from Asia, Africa and North America.
  280. Perlman, Fredy: The Reproduction of Daily Life
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    What sustains capitalism? Our acceptance of everyday activities. The text offers a clear introduction to basic Marxist concepts like commodity fetishism and surplus value; it also traces the transformation of human activity into capital.
  281. Perlman, Fredy: The Strait
    Obenabi's Songs

    Resource Type: Book
    Obenabi, the narrator, sings the story of his peple confronting the European invader. The tales are personal, emerging from the remembered experiences of his grandmothers. These dramas of conflict, commerce, domestication, heroism, exchange and love are set in the Great Lakes region of North America. Most take place in splendid natural surroundings within walking distance of the Strait (now Detroit).
  282. Perlman, Lorraine: Having Little, Being Much
    A Chronicle of Fredy Perlman's Fifty Years

    Resource Type: Book
    A memoir with photos written by Fredy Perlman's companion of 27 years. Fredy's life began in Czechoslovakia in 1934 and ended in Detroit in 1985. In those fifty years he lived on three continents and incorporated in his written works his experiences in graphic arts, politics, communal enterprises, historical research, music, printing, journalism, education and publishing.
  283. Perls, Frederick; Hefferline, Ralph E. Goodman, Paul: Gestalt Therapy
    Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1951
    The authors believe that the Gestalt outlook is the original, undistorted, natural approach to life, to thinking, acting and feeling.
  284. Permaculture Association: Peaceful warrior: Permaculture visionary Bill Mollison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Australian educator, author and co-inventor of Permaculture, Bruce Charles 'Bill' Mollison, died on the 24 September 2016 in Sisters Creek, Tasmania. He has been praised across the world for his visionary work, and left behind a global network of 'peaceful warriors' in over 100 countries working tirelessly to fulfill his ambition to build harmony between humanity and Mother Earth.
  285. Perrault, Gilles: A Man Apart
    The Life of Henri Curiel

    Resource Type: Book
    Curiel was a key figure in founding the Egyptian and Sudanese communist movements; he trained and influenced most of the left militants in Nasser's Free Officer movement. Curiel remained one of the most prominent figures on the Middle East scene until he was assassinated in 1978. Eqypt, and especially the radical movement within it, is the backdrop.
  286. Perrons, Diane; De Henau, Jerome: Investing in the care economy: a gender equitable alternative to austerity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new report by the United Kingdom (UK) Women’s Budget Group for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shows that sustained investment of public funds in childcare and eldercare services is worthwhile and that it is more effective in reducing public deficits and debt than austerity policies.
  287. Perry, Hayden: The Fight for Leonard Peltier
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    LEONARD PELTIER, A Native American class-war prisoner, has served twenty-three years in federal prisons for a crime he did not commit—and authorities admit they do not know who did it.
  288. Perry, Hayden: Labor Politics in Action, 1901-1911: The Union Labor Party of San Francisco
    Against The Current vol. 81

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    In 1900 San Francisco had an organized labor movement that reflected the unique development of this metropolis of the West. San Francisco did not experience the slow and steady growth of Chicago and other cities of the plains, but became a city overnight in 1850 when thousands of gold seekers poured in from the East and every part of Europe, and beyond.
  289. Perry, Hayden: Saga of the Neptune Jade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    ON SEPTEMBER 28, 1997, a container-ship sailed through the Golden Gate into San Francisco Bay and tied up at the Yusen Terminal in the port of Oakland. This precipitated an international drama that ranges from Liverpool, England, Vancouver, Canada, and on across the Pacific to Japan. The battle involves British, American, Canadian and Japanese longshoremen, college students, labor supporters, and the bosses' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).
  290. Perry, Hayden: Social Security--Why It's Under Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    A CHILD BORN in a middle-class family in Europe or America today has a fair chance of living to 85. In one way his/her life will be divided into three periods: First, twenty to twenty-four years growing up and getting educated. Second, about forty years making a living. Third, after 65, come twenty years of retirement.
  291. Perry, Megan: Bethlehem: 'No matter how many olive trees they destroy, will will plant more!'
    The destruction of these ancient trees is the destruction of both the history and future of the Palestinian people.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since 1967, Israeli soldiers and 'settlers' in occupied Palestine have destroyed 800,000 olive trees in an attempt to force Palestinian farmers from their land, writes Megan Perry. 'Our response to this injustice will never be with violence, and we will never give up and leave.'
  292. Perry, Megan: Ethiopia: stealing the Omo Valley, destroying its ancient Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A land grab is under way in Ethiopia, as the government pursues the wholesale seizure of indigenous lands to turn them over to dams and plantations for sugar, palm oil, cotton and biofuels run by foreign corporations.
  293. Perry, Thomas Dr. (Editor): Peacemaking in the 1990s
    A Guide For Canadians

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  294. Persky, Stan: At the Lenin Shipyards
    Poland and the Rise of the Solidarity Trade Union

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    A first-hand account of the rise of the Solidarity trade union in Poland.
  295. Persky, Stan: Buddy's
    Meditations on Desire

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
  296. Persky, Stan: Mixed Media, Mixed Messages
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    This is a collection of columns by Vancouver Sun columnist Persky. Specifically, Persky tries to address moral and philosophical questions raised by media practices.
  297. Peshkov-Chow, Ernesto (Ernie) Raj (Engler, Gary): The New Commune-ist Manifesto
    Workers of the World, It Really Is Time to Unite

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    The book starts with a question: If Karl Marx were alive today and asked to write a new edition of The Communist Manifesto, how would it be different from the original, composed 165 years ago?
  298. Peterman, Anne: The Need for Clear Demands at the Peoples' Climate March
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In New York City on September 21st, a major climate march is planned. It will take place two days before UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's UN Climate Summit -- a one-day closed door session where the world's "leaders" will discuss "ambitions" for the upcoming climate conference (COP20) in Lima Peru.
  299. Petermann, Anne: Activists Arrested at ArborGen GE Trees World Headquarters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new organizing initiative called "GE Trees Fall" launched with a four day GE trees action training camp outside of Asheville North Carolina, over September 24th to the 27th, 2015.
  300. Peters , Andrea: Ukrainian putsch creates economic and political turmoil in Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The intensifying conflict between Russia and the West over the US-backed, far-right coup in Ukraine is creating economic and political turmoil within Russia. The economy faces growing pressures as the Kremlin attempts to rally popular support and suppress opposition in its confrontation with the West.
  301. Peters, A.: Vision Of The World
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    The Association Québecoise d'Organismes de Coopération Internationale (AQOCI) is a non-profit organization which serves as an umbrella group for another twenty organizations in Québec whose work is related to international development.
  302. Peters-Slaughter, Rob: The Police Riot at OccupyCAL
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    I remember as if it were just yesterday. I was linked in arms, peacefully protesting in support and solidarity with the students of UC Berkeley and my friend Meleiza. What I would soon have to witness would leave me traumatized and utterly disgusted.
  303. Petersen, Kim: Frame of Reference and Journalistic Integrity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A criticism of the article, "Journalism and the Illusion of Objectivity" by Michael Holtzman, challenging Holtzman's claims on the nature of objectivity and bias in reporting.
  304. Petersen, Kim: Who to Believe: The CIA and Corporate Media or WikiLeaks?
    Without Substantiation, Media Integrity Suffers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Imagine if justice were administered mainly on hearsay (ignoring the fact that justice is too often lacking in society). It is a cardinal rule of justice that rendering a decision of guilty must only be done when such guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt. Medical schools state they follow evidence-based practices. Nursing schools do the same. Science progresses through the scientific method which demands evidence. When observations and experimental results contravene theory, the theory is tossed. There is academia, and then there is politics and the corporate media. Politics and its corporate media has long since become risible within the sphere of serious contemplation.
  305. Petersen, Roger D.: Resistance and Rebellion
    Lessons from Eastern Europe

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Looks at how ordinary people become involved in resistance and rebellion against powerful regimes.
  306. Peterson, Brian: Working Class Communism
    A Review of the Literature

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
  307. Peterson, Joyce: Bauxite
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A four page paper describing the bauxtie industry in Canada and around the world.
  308. Peterson, Larry: Habitat and Urban Core Issues: Report and Impressions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A brief report on the participation of the UCSN staff in the 1976 United Nations Habitat Forum.
  309. Peterson, Larry: Notes of the Atlantic Workshop on Single Displaced Persons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    This workshop was held in Halifax on September 6, 7, 8, 1978, and attended by fifteen people from five Atlantic province cities. The goal of the event was to enable the participants to "share their perception of the situation, problems and attempted strategies with respect to single displaced or marginal persons in the various Atlantic cities."
  310. Peterson, Larry: Report on the Conference; Vancouver 1975
    May 12-13, 1975

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    Conference on stategies used on Skid Row, focusing on Vancouver organisations.
  311. Peterson, Larry: Report on the Winnipeg Workshop
    May 4th-8th, 1977.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    This fourth Canada-wide meeting of the Urban Core Support Network focused on the problems and attempted solutions in the Winnipeg core area. Native issues, alternative economic strategies, booze and skid row, women on the skids, and kids in the core were the topics for the work groups, which met for two of the four days of the workshop.
  312. Peterson, Larry: Single Displaced Persons Project
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Outline of the efforts of individuals from various church related institutions to change the system of services that is seen to perpetuate skid row.
  313. Peterson, Larry (ed.): Report on the Assemble Generale de U.C.S.N. au Monteal of May 4,5,6, 1976
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Report of a workshop designed to aid individuals involved in urban core issues.
  314. Peterson, Rachel: Interracial Antiracism
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The wide range of topics covered in Romance and Rights: the Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954 by Alex Lubin and Stacy I. Morgan’s Rethinking Social Realism: African American Art and Literature, 1930-1953 converge around the central importance of the Second World War and anticommunism.
  315. Petras, James: The Age of Imperialistic Wars 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There is no question that wars and military threats have replaced diplomacy, negotiations and democratic elections as the principal means of resolving political conflicts. Throughout the present year (2015) wars have spread across borders and escalated in intensity.
  316. Petras, James: The Demonology School of Journalism
    Putin and the press

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized as a dictator, authoritarian, czar, 'former KGB operative' and Soviet-style ruler; anything but the repeatedly elected President of Russia.
  317. Petras, James: Empire Building, the Debt Ceiling, the Budget Deficit, and the Samson Solution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Raising the debt ceiling allows the State to keep borrowing and pay its billionaire creditors.Financing the budget deficit requires borrowing, which involves the sale hundreds of billions of dollars worth of US government bonds through Wall Street — but at a cost to the taxpayer. The common denominator is that the entire edifice of finance capital and all of its support structures depend on debt financing by the State. By borrowing and then taxing its citizens the Treasury extracts wealth from the vast majority of Americans.
  318. Petras, James: The Logic behind Mass Spying: Empire and Cyber Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Revelations about the long-term global, intrusive spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other allied intelligence apparatuses have provoked widespread protests and indignation and threatened ties between erstwhile imperial allies.
  319. Petras, James: Propaganda Techniques of Empire 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Washington’s quest for perpetual world power is underwritten by systematic and perpetual propaganda wars. Every major and minor war has been preceded, accompanied and followed by unremitting government propaganda designed to secure public approval, exploit victims, slander critics, dehumanize targeted adversaries and justify its allies’ collaboration. In this paper Petras discusses the most common recent techniques used to support ongoing imperial wars.
  320. Petras, James: Repression in the Advanced Capitalist Countries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  321. Petras, James: The Two Faces of Class Struggle: The Motor Force for Historical Regression or Advance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    One of the most important and yet most neglected determinants of the outcomes of the economic crisis and resultant deepening of social inequalities and immiseration is the ‘class struggle’. In one of his most pithy metaphors, Karl Marx referred to class struggle as ‘the motor force of history’.
  322. Petras, James: Vietnam: From National Liberation to Trans-Pacific Vassalage 1975-2015
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In 1975 the people of Vietnam successfully ended one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial wars in world-history – defeating the US, the world's biggest imperial power, after 20 years of struggle.
  323. Petras, James: Zionist Power: Swindlers and Impunity, Traitors and Pardons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over two decades ago, Harvard political science professor, Samuel Huntington, argued that global politics would be defined by a 'clash of civilizations'. His theories have found some of the most aggressive advocates among militant Zionists, inside Israel and abroad.
  324. Petras, James; Eastman-Abaya, Robin: Genocide by Prescription: The "Natural History" of the Declining White Working Class in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The white working class in the US has been decimated through an epidemic of 'premature deaths' -- a bland term to cover-up the drop in life expectancy in this historically important demographic. This is the first time in the country's 'peacetime' history that its traditional core productive sector has experienced such a dramatic demographic decline -- and the epicenter is in the small towns and rural communities of the United States.
  325. Petras, James; Veltmeyer, Henry: Globalization Unmasked
    Imperialism in the 21st Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    In this book, the authors contend that “globalization” is little more than imperialism in a new form. They argue that the “inevitability” of globalization and the adjustment or submission of peoples all over the world to free market capitalism depends on the capacity of the dominant and ruling classes to bend people to their will and convince people that their interests are the people’s interests.
  326. Petras, James; Zeitlin, Maurice: Latin America: Reform or Revolution
    A Reader

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
  327. Petrusich, Amanda: Fear of the light: why we need darkness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?
  328. Peyton, Patricia (ed.): Real Change
    A Guide to Social Issue Films

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    An extensive guide to feature films, documentaries, shorts, videotapes, and slideshowa addressing a wide range of social issues. Over 500 are listed, annotated, and illutrated.
  329. Pfeffer, Anshel: Lawyers in EU draw up list of alleged IDF war criminals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Lawyers in a number of European countries are collecting information on Israeli soldiers who are implicated in war crimes.
  330. PGA Women: Desire for Change
    Women on the front line of global resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
  331. Pheko, Motsoko: Apartheid: The Story of a Dispossessed People
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    This is a moving and informative piece of work on South Africa. The authoR rejects the 'empty land' theory when the colonists settled in. He proves irrefutably that the history of Azania does not begin in 1652, as some western historians would like to believe. The author clarifies the polticial confusion about 'apartheid' in South Africa and explains why liberation which is long overdue has been delayed, and shows how the Azanian struggle is socialist in content.
  332. Pheko, Motsoko: The ICC is now an instrument of imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Rome Statute is the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC was to be an international tribunal and intergovernmental organisation that would prosecute all individuals for international crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  333. Phelan, John M.: Apartheid Media
    Disinformation and Dissent in South Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    A riveting expose of the media and its anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa as well as the intimate face of a universal war between disinformation and dissent, propaganda and truth, state control and individual rights. Through telling annecdote and cross-cultural analysis, Phelan repeatedly demonstrates that the white South African regime's downward spiral into despotism is a cautionary tale for the United States.
  334. Phelps, Christopher: Background to Bush's Debacle: Iraq and the Empire
    Against The Current vol. 119

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The stated objective of the neoconservatives in control of United States foreign policy today is to carry out a war on terror by spreading freedom and democracy throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world, if necessary by American power alone, and if necessary by guided missiles, Humvees, and fighter jets.
  335. Phelps, Christopher: Black and White on the Inside
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    In April 1993, Lucasville, Ohio, was the site of the longest prison siege in U.S. history during which lives were lost — longer even than the far more infamous 1971 Attica rebellion.
  336. Phelps, Christopher: Eugene Genovese (1930-2012) - obituary
    Against The Current vol. 162

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    After his death last year at the age of 82, most obituaries of Eugene Genovese — the historian of American slavery whose masterpiece, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made, was published in 1974 — stated that he traveled from left to right, from Marxism to conservatism.
  337. Phelps, Christopher: The Jungle at 100
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    When it was first published as a book in 1906, The Jungle’s graphic revelations about the American meatpacking industry, combined with its compelling story of an immigrant worker’s brutal degradation, made it an immediate sensation.
  338. Phelps, Christopher: Morris Slavin: 1913-2006
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Morris Slavin, a historian of the French Revolution and one of the last remaining veterans of the American Trotskyist movement of the early 1930s, died on February 6 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 92. The vast majority of Slavin's years were spent in Youngstown, Ohio, but his childhood took place in Russia.
  339. Phelps, Christopher: Towards an Understanding of Sidney Hook
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Precisely because he remained a communist and revolutionary Marxist, Hook was unable to submit to the authoritarian and monolithic form of discipline that had been demanded from him by the Communist Party.
  340. Phelps, Christopher; Luce, Stephanie; Brenner, Johanna: The Left and the Elections
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Two electoral paths will be taken by those left of center this year, and all the spilled ink in the world won't affect the choices.
  341. Phenix, Lucie Massie; Selver, Veronica: You Got to Move
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1985
    Follows people from communities in the Southern United States in their various processes of becoming involved in social change.
  342. Philippe Aries: Images of Man and Death
    Resource Type: Book
  343. Philips, David: The Climates of Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  344. Phillips, Adam; Taylor, Barbara: On Kindness
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
  345. Phillips, Henry: Hoffa Jr.: The Real Record
    Against The Current vol. 119

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Many savvy Labor movement activists and observers are understandably puzzled by Teamster President James Hoffa’s sudden and enthusiastic endorsement of the Change to Win Coalition. Within the Teamsters, it’s been the reform movement and Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) who have championed the need for structural reform to free up resources to organize the union's core industries-usually in the face of boos and catcalls from the Hoffa crowd.
  346. Phillips, Henry: The Year One of Hoffa Junior
    Against The Current vol. 86

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    One of James Hoffa's first initiatives after assuming the office of Teamsters General President was-no giggling please-to announce that he was launching a "self-policing" anti-corruption effort called Project RISE (Respect, Integrity, Strength, Ethics). A few months later, to lend his effort sorely needed anti-corruption credentials, Junior Hoffa hired former U.S. prosecutor Ed Steir and ex-FBI official James Kossler to front for Project RISE as "advisors."
  347. Phillips, Joshua E.S.; Robinson, Ian: Cambodia: Labor and the Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    IN THE FACE of a repressive and dangerous environment, workers are on the move in Cambodia. Though Americans heard little about it, the emergence of an independent labor movement was one of the most promising developments in Cambodia since the UN imposed democratic institutions “from above” on a society with no prior democratic experience.
  348. Phillips, Michael: The Seven Laws of Money
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    A book that tells you how to live with money; how to get it, care for it, forget about it.
  349. Phillips, Michael: Simple Living Investments For Old Age
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  350. Phillips, Paul A.: No Power Greater
    A Century of Labour in British Columbia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  351. Phillips, Peter: Propaganda, Fake News, and Media Lies
    The Diabolical Business of Global Public Relations Firms

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The PRP industry has experienced phenomenal growth since 2001. In 2015, three publicly traded mega PR firms -- Omnicom, WPP, and Interpublic Group -- together employed 214,000 people across 170 countries, collecting $35 billion in combined revenue. Not only do these firms control massive wealth, they also possess a network of connections in powerful international institutions with direct links to national governments, multi-national corporations, global policy-making bodies, and the corporate media.
  352. Phillips, Peter: Twenty-First-Century Fascism: Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Globalization of trade and central banking have propelled private corporations to positions of power and control never before seen in human history. Under advanced capitalism, the structural demands for a return on investment require an unending expansion of centralized capital in the hands of fewer and fewer people.
  353. Phillips, Steve: Jobs and industry in the Hunter Valley: Context for a conversation about a Just Transition away from coal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The development of employment opportuniteis outside the coal miniing industry is both possible and necessary.
  354. Phillips, Tony: Was the German Revolution defeated by January 1919?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    John Rose argued in his talk at Marxism 2014 that the German Revolution had effectively suffered terminal defeat by January 1919. The National Congress of Workers' and Soldiers' Councils voted in December 1918 to hand power to the National Assembly after elections to be held in January 1919.
  355. Phipps, Lynn; Hoffman, Terry: Just Like You and Me
    Images of the downtown eastside, Vancouver

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    Photographic and poetic images of the people of the "skid row" area of Vancouver.
  356. Piaguaje, Humberto: Your investment in Chevron will never be safe!
    Humberto Piaguaje traveled from Ecuador's rainforest to Texas to deliver this Open Letter from Texaco's victims to Chevron-Texaco shareholde

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We are those who Chevron is constantly trying to silence. We come to you, the shareholders, looking for the most basic empathy and respect we deserve as human beings. We ask but a minute of your time to read this brief letter in its totality.
    You have been told - and will be told again and again - that the trial in Ecuador is but a fraud. However, no one has been able to deny the damage oil drilling has done to our land and lives. A great many of us are sick; others have already passed away.
  357. Picard, Ken: Kicking Out Corporations 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Rural areas revoke corporate "personhood" in order to reclaim self-rule.
  358. Picotte, Tristan: Opinion: Lakota values soar with the eagles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In the defense of eagles, people came together. In respect of them, they remembered their values. In sight of them, they felt the pride of a nation.
  359. Pidd, Helen: Why is India so bad for women?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?
  360. Piddock, Laura J V;Meek,Richard;Wells,Victoria;Vyas,Hrushi: Restrict antibiotics to medical use, or they will soon become ineffective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives since they came into use in the 1930s, but their power is running dry thanks to their massive use in factory farming, horticulture, aquaculture and industry.
  361. Piety, M.G.: Academic Bullying the Vacuum of Moral Leadership in the Academy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Workplace bullying is an increasing problem. Books are being written about it, and there is even a Workplace Bullying Institute. The problem isn't restricted to the business world. Books such as Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It, Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education, and Workplace Bullying in Higher Education suggest that bullying is a particular problem among academics.
  362. Pigeon, Martin: Keeping us in the dark
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The TIPP negotiations are being conducted almost in secret, with governments and the European Parliament deliberately denied essential information. However, business lobbyists can access all areas, and do.
  363. Pilarski, Michael: 1988 International Green Front Report
    Periodical profile published 1988

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  364. Pilger, John: Australia's Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In my lifetime, non-indigenous Australia has changed from an Anglo-Irish society to one of the most ethnically diverse on earth. Those we used to call "New Australians" often choose 26 January, "Australia Day", to be sworn in as citizens. The ceremonies can be touching. Watch the faces from the Middle East and understand why they clench their new flag.
  365. Pilger, John: The Biggest Lie
    From Hiroshima to Syria, the Enemy Whose Name We Dare Not Speak

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Whether or not Bashar al-Assad or the “rebels” used gas in the suburbs of Damascus, it is the US not Syria that is the world’s most prolific user of these terrible weapons.
  366. Pilger, John: A Blow for Peace and Democracy
    Why the British Said No to Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.
  367. Pilger, John: Breaking the last taboo - Gaza and the threat of world war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Pilger discusses the attack on Gaza and the denial of justice to Palestinians. He warns against the threat of a new world war growing by the day.
  368. Pilger, John: Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2003
    'Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror' was screened six months after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and two years after the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001. The film dissects the truth and lies behind the 'War on Terror', investigating the discrepancies between American and British justification for 'war' and the facts on the ground in Afghanistan and Washington DC.
  369. Pilger, John: Down Where Apartheid Lives
    Where are the Condemnations of Australia?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    John Pilger documentary Australia - “discover what lies behind the sunny face” . Aboriginal people comprise barely three per cent of the Australian population. Unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, which have made treaties with their first people, Australia has offered gestures often wrapped in the law.
  370. Pilger, John: Fear of the People's History
    England's Two Countries

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    England is two countries. One is dominated by London, the other remains in its shadow. They were another nation with a different history, different loyalties, different humour, even different values. At the heart of this was the politics of class.
  371. Pilger, John: For Israel, A Reckoning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The farce of the climate change summit in Copenhagen affirmed a world war waged by the rich against most of humanity. It also illuminated a resistance growing perhaps as never before: an internationalism linking justice for the planet earth with universal human rights, and criminal justice for those who invade and dispossess with impunity.
  372. Pilger, John: The Forgotten Coup
    How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually with bloodshed.
  373. Pilger, John: The Forgotten Coup
    How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their "Ally" Australia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognised, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him.
  374. Pilger, John: Freeing Julian Assange: the Final Chapter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    One of the epic miscarriages of justice of our time is unravelling. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention -- the international tribunal that adjudicates and decides whether governments comply with their human rights obligations -- has ruled that Julian Assange has been detained unlawfully by Britain and Sweden.
  375. Pilger, John: Getting Assange: the Untold Story
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The witchhunt against Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange.
  376. Pilger, John: The Heresy Of The Greeks Offers Hope
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Greece is a microcosm of a modern class war rarely reported as such.
  377. Pilger, John: Hidden Agendas
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he chronicles the scale and intensity of injustice around the world.
  378. Pilger, John: Hold the Front Page!
    Time for a Fifth Estate

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Today, we need a “fifth estate” right across the media and in journalism training and on the streets. We need those like Edward Smith Hall, who see themselves as agents of people not power.
  379. Pilger, John: How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman by the Israelis as an example of how "we" are trained to look on the rest of the world as quite unlike ourselves: useful or expendable.
  380. Pilger, John: The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Until real politics return to people's lives, the enemy is not Trump, it is ourselves.
  381. Pilger, John: How the liberal class enabled the election of Donald Trump
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    In a filmed interview with Afshin Rattansi, John Pilger describes how the collusion and silence of America's 'enlightened' liberal elite, notably its journalists, helped create President Trump.
  382. Pilger, John: John Pilger on Class Vs "Identity"
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    Award-winning journalist & film-maker, John Pilger describes the corrosive impact of "identity" politics and the loss of "class" as a tool to understand the world we live in.
  383. Pilger, John: John Pilger: The dirty war on WikiLeaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    War by media, says current military doctrine, is as important as the battlefield. This is because the real enemy is the public at home, whose manipulation and deception is essential for starting an unpopular colonial war.
  384. Pilger, John: Journalism as a Weapon of War
    John Pilger address to Columbia University

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On 14 April 2006, the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University in New York brought together John Pilger, Seymour Hersh, Robert Fisk and Charles Glass for a discussion entitled 'Breaking the Silence: War, lies and empire'. The following is a transcript of John Pilger's address - 'War by Media'
  385. Pilger, John: The Kidnapping Of Haiti
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Not for tourists is the US building its fifth-biggest embassy. Oil was found in Haiti's waters decades ago and the US has kept it in reserve until the Middle East begins to run dry. More urgently, an occupied Haiti has a strategic importance in Washington's "rollback" plans for Latin America. The goal is the overthrow of the popular democracies in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, control of Venezuela's abundant petroleum reserves, and sabotage of the growing regional co-operation.
  386. Pilger, John: The liberal way to run the world - "improve" or we'll kill you
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Since 1945, more than a third of the membership of the United Nations - 69 countries - have suffered some or all of the following. They have been invaded, their governments overthrown, their popular movements suppressed, their elections subverted and their people bombed. The death toll is estimated to be in the millions. This has been principally the project of the liberal flame carrier, the United States.
  387. Pilger, John: The lying silence of those who know
    Holocaust Denied

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In every war, Israel has had the same objective: the expulsion of the native people and the theft or more and more land.
  388. Pilger, John: Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Iran's crime is its independence. Having thrown out the US's favourite tyrant, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Iran remains the only resource-rich Muslim state beyond US control. As only Israel has a 'right to exist' in the Middle East, the US goal is to cripple the Islamic Republic. This will allow Israel to divide and dominate the region on Washington's behalf, undeterred by a confident neighbour.
  389. Pilger, John: On Israel, Ukraine and Truth
    The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother's War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular. In everyday discourse, political language is turned on its head, as Orwell prophesised in 1984. "Democracy" is now a rhetorical device. Peace is "perpetual war". "Global" is imperial. The once hopeful concept of "reform" now means regression, even destruction. "Austerity" is the imposition of extreme capitalism on the poor and the gift of socialism for the rich: an ingenious system under which the majority service the debts of the few.
  390. Pilger, John: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves". As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger's murderous honesty.
  391. Pilger, John: The Persecution of Julian Assange
    The Farcical Siege of Knightsbridge

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state. Their quarry is an Australian charged with no crime, a refugee from gross injustice whose only security is the room given him by a brave South American country. His true crime is to have initiated a wave of truth-telling in an era of lies, cynicism and war.
  392. Pilger, John: The problem of Greece is not only a tragedy. It is a lie. 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to John Pilger, the leaders of Syriza are revolutionaries of a kind - but their revolution is the perverse, familiar appropriation of social democratic and parliamentary movements by liberals groomed to comply with neo-liberal drivel. Like the Labour Party in Britain and its equivalents among former social democratic parties such as the Labor Party in Australia, still describing themselves as “liberal” or even “left”, Syriza is the product of an affluent, highly privileged, educated middle class, schooled in postmodernism.
  393. Pilger, John: Provoking Nuclear War by Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.
  394. Pilger, John: The pursuit of Julian Assange is an assault on freedom and a mockery of journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Four years ago, a barely noticed Pentagon document, leaked by WikiLeaks, described how WikiLeaks and Assange would be destroyed with a smear campaign leading to "criminal prosecution". We are witnessing the implementation of that plan.
  395. Pilger, John: The real first casualty of war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
  396. Pilger, John: The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Pilger discusses the challenges that we encounter as Western governments and media actively seek to supress any political consciousness and independent thought.
  397. Pilger, John: The siege of Julian Assange is a farce - a special investigation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Article on Julian Assange's ongoing persecution by the US government.
  398. Pilger, John: Silencing America as It Prepares for War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 2016 election campaign is remarkable not only for the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders but also for the resilience of an enduring silence about a murderous self-bestowed divinity. A third of the members of the United Nations have felt Washington’s boot, overturning governments, subverting democracy, imposing blockades and boycotts.
  399. Pilger, John: The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Pilger discusses the reasons that the United States continues to work continuously to overthrow Venezuela's left-learning government. The U.S. government makes absurd claims that Venezuela poses a grave 'threat' to the United States, but the truth is the opposite: the U.S. government poses a grave threat to Venezuela and its people.
  400. Pilger, John: Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Why did the Manchester bombing occur? How does it relate to British relations with Middle Eastern countries?
  401. Pilger, John: There Is a War on Ordinary People, and Feminists Are Needed at the Front
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The problem with media-run "conversations" on gender is not merely the almost total absence of male participants, but the suppression of class. The bourgeois media club relegates and distracts from the fact that a full-blooded class war is under way.
  402. Pilger, John: Thirty years on, the holocaust in Cambodia and its aftermath is remembered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    John Pilger recalls the stricken society he found in Cambodia in 1979 which he described in his epic dispatches and documentary, Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia. He reminds us that the Pol Pot horror emerged from the bombing ordered by Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, and that Cambodia was again "punished" when its liberators came from the wrong side of the cold war and the Thatcher government send special forces to train the Khmer Rouge in exile.
  403. Pilger, John: Time to celebrate real heroes, like the one just lost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world's oldest culture. Theirs is a struggle more selfless, heroic and enduring than any historical adventure non-Indigenous Australians are required incessantly to celebrate.
  404. Pilger, John: Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One.
  405. Pilger, John: Under the Influence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    For the few of us who reported East Timor long before it was finally declared news, the "disclosures" last weekend that Washington had trained Indonesia's death squads are bizarre. That the American, British and Australian governments have underwritten proportionally the greatest savagery since the Holocaust has been a matter of unambiguous record for a quarter of a century. All it needed was reporting.
  406. Pilger, John: The Universal Lesson of East Timor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Filming undercover in East Timor in 1993 I followed a landscape of crosses: great black crosses etched against the sky, crosses on peaks, crosses marching down the hillsides, crosses beside the road. They littered the earth and crowded the eye.
  407. Pilger, John: US and British officials told us that at least 100,000 were murdered in Kosovo. A year later, fewer than 3,000
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    After more than a year, the silence of those who wrote and broadcast the propaganda for Nato's "humanitarian war" over Kosovo remains unbroken: they who answered the Prime Minister's call to join "a great moral crusade" against a regime that was "set on a Hitler-style genocide equivalent to the extermination of the Jews during World War Two".
  408. Pilger, John: War by media and the triumph of propaganda 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war -- with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies that led to the bloodbath in Iraq in 2003. The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an "invisible government". It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies.
    Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what's called the mainstream media is not information, but power?
  409. Pilger, John: We need to be told
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic - as one largely forgotten instance demonstrates.
  410. Pilger, John: Welcome to Orwell's World 2010
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that "extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan" to "disorderly regions and diffuse enemies". He called this "global security" and invited our gratitude.
  411. Pilger, John: Why the rise of fascism is again the issue 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.
  412. Pilger, John: A World War has Begun: Break the Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missile.
  413. Pilger, John: A World War is Beckoning
    Break the Silence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis”, as if the truth “never happened even while it was happening”.
  414. Pilger, John: Would as Many as 1 Million Be Alive if the Media Had Done Its Job
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This is a transcript of John Pilger's contribution to a special edition of BBC Radio 4's 'Today' program, guest-edited by the artist and musician PJ Harvey.
  415. Pilger, John: Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1979
    The film recounts the bombing of Cambodia by the United States in 1970 during the Vietnam War, the subsequent brutality and genocide that occurred when Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge militia took over, the poverty and suffering of the people, and the limited aid since given by the West.
  416. Pilger, John: You are all suspects now. What are you going to do about it?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming western democracy.
  417. Pilger, John (director): Utopia
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Drawing on John Pilger's long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.
    Utopia tells a universal story of power and resistance in the media age driven by old imperatives and presented as liberalism.
  418. Pilger, John (director): The War on Democracy 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2007
    This film by John Pilger explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
  419. Pilger, John; Platt, Steve: Beyond the dross
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Pilger and Platt discuss the craft of journalism.
  420. Pilgrim, Aubrey: Upgrade Your IBM Compatible and Save a Bundle
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  421. Pilichowski, Christian: Trade Unions: International Solidarity in Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    International solidarity can be understood as cooperation between trade-union organisations that, by their nature, share the same objectives because they represent the workers of their countries. It takes on a special importance when the workers are employed by the same multinational company or in the same worldwide type of industry.
  422. Pilon, Dennis: Democratic Struggle: What Role for Marxism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Exploring what Marxist approaches to democracy have offered to contemporary discussions.
  423. Pimlott, Herbert F.: Marxism's 'Communicative Crisis'?
    Mapping Debates over Leninist Print-Media Practices in the 20th Century

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Marxism’s ‘communicative crisis’, it was a topic of concern that was addressed, debated and negotiated over by party leaders, intellectuals and activists on a continuous basis throughout the 20th century. These concerns revolved around three areas: first, the primary means of print communication, the party paper; second, the specialization of production, particularly around the role of writers and journalists; and third, the search for a popular rhetoric and writing style, which would appeal to the general public.
  424. Pinkney, Dorothy: Rev. Edward Pinkney Imprisoned
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The corruption and deceitfulness continues in the Berrien County, Michigan courthouse. My husband, Reverend Edward Pinkney, leader of Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO) was convicted in March 2007 by an all-white jury motivated by something other than the truth. He has now been thrown in prison for writing an article about the case and the injustices in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
  425. Pirani, Simon: The Fate of Vietnam's First Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    This book opens with a vivid, gut-wrenching account of the arrest, detention and torture of two young Vietnamese revolutionaries in Saigon in June 1936 by the Sûreté, the political police who defended France’s colonial might. We are spared no details: the electric shock treatment; the kicking; the insertion of a wood plank in the prisoner’s mouth while his wrists are tied back to his ankles and he is beaten.
  426. Pirani, Simon: Notes from a Revolution Dying
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In June 1922, five years on from the Russian Revolution, a group of Moscow communists gathered to discuss a letter by Vladimir Petrzhek, an auto worker, tendering his resignation from the communist (or Bolshevik) party. Petrzhek was one of the worker communists who swelled the party’s ranks during the civil war of 1918-19, when the communist “Reds” had defended the revolution from the western-supported “White” generals.
  427. Pires, Sandra: Pig Iron Bob
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    On the 75th anniversary of the Dalfram Dispute in Australia, reenactments capture the waterside dispute where 180 men prevented pig iron being loaded onto ships bound for the Japanese war machine.
  428. Pirie, Reg: Enhance your image in novel ways
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Soft marketing supports and image enhancement strategies require as much consideration as any other portion of your marketing plan.
  429. Pirtle, Sarah: An Outbreak of Peace
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    A young people's art display about peace leads to a plan to enlist an entire New England town in declaring an 'outbreak of peace.' It tackles fear of nuclear war, racism, and the vulnerability of teenage friendship with sensitivity and humour.
  430. Pisani, Elizabeth: The Wisdom of Whores 
    Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Pisani's book The Wisdom of Whores is a scathing attack on the bureaucratic international aid communities that deal with HIV/AIDS. Topics include: injection of drugs and the idea of harm reduction by the use of clean needles and methadone to prevent the spread of HIV, the question of economic resources and how and where they are spent, the concept of abstinence and how the U.S. administration views has undermined the use of condoms.
  431. Piterberg, Gabriel: The Returns of Zionism
    Myths, Politics and Scholarship

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Leading Israeli scholar with a major re-evaluation of Zionist ideology and literature.
  432. Pither, Kerry: Dark Days
    The Story of Four Canadians Tortured in the Name of Fighting Terror

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    An exposé of Canadian national security investigations, Kerry Pither's Dark Days exposes a disturbing record of human-rights abuses, both at home and abroad, and ultimately questions our notion of the "Just Society".
  433. Pithouse, Richard: Marikana, Gaza, Ferguson - 'You Should Think of Them Always As Armed'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In colonial wars the occupying power invariably reaches a point where it has to acknowledge that its true enemy is not a minority - devil worshipers, communists, fanatics or terrorists - subject to external and evil manipulation, but the people as a whole. Once this point is reached every colonised person is taken as a potential combatant and the neighbourhood and the home are cast as legitimate sites of combat.
  434. Pitron, Guillaume: African Odyssey Turns to the South
    The Great Migrations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Chronicles the economic hardships faced by Africans and the means they take to alleviate their suffering.
  435. Pittenger, Mark: American Socialists and Evolutionary Thought, 1870-1920
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    While Pittenger does not provide us with an explanation for the evolutionist degradation of socialism his book is a most insightful rediscovery of a forgotten chapter of U.S. socialism.
  436. Piva, Aline; Mills, Frederick B.: What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The debate over whether the regime change in Brazil constituted a coup hinges on whether the impeachment process used to depose President Dilma Rousseff had democratic legitimacy or was an illicit use of formal procedures to undermine the popular mandate granted to the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) by the Brazilian people in the last presidential election. Proponents of the view that the impeachment was legal and that this legality confers democratic legitimacy tend to abstract the impeachment process from its lived context. This abstraction leaves the politics behind the regime change opaque and even irrelevant.
  437. Piven, Frances Fox: Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A call for strategic and effective organizing against the Trump presidency, drawing on historical precedent of antiwar and other movements in the US.
  438. Piven, Frances Fox; Cloward, Richard A: Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail
    Resource Type: Book
    The authors explore why certain models of organizing may fail or change over time, and provide a great deal of historical background on specific social movements.
  439. Piyadasa, L.: Sri Lanka
    The Unfinished Quest for Peace

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    In August 1987, after years of violence, an accord was signed between the Jayawardene government and Tamil separatists. This clear and readable account explains why the accord failed and, in a fresh and penetrating analysis, takes an in-depth look at Sri Lanka's economy and society and uncovers the roots of the problems which have brought such suffering to its people.
  440. Pizzigati, Sam: The Maximum Wage
    A Common-Sense Prescription for Revitalizing America---by Taxing the Very Rich

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    The author traces the history of attempts to limit incomes and proposes the adoption of a maximum wage to revitalize American economy.
  441. Pizzolato, Nicola: Whose Detroit? A City's Upheaval
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    On July 15, 1970, James Johnson Jr., a Black autoworker at Chrysler Eldon Avenue Plant in Detroit, shot and killed two foremen and a fellow worker. Forty-five minutes into the shift he had been reassigned to the ovens, where the heat that day was more than 120 degrees.
  442. Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith: Green Business: Hope or Hoax?
    Toward an Authentic Strategy for Restoring the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    Is green business a viable strategy or a contradiction in terms?
  443. Plant, Christopher; Plant, Judith: Turtle Talk
    Voices for a Sustainable Future

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A collection of interviews with activists who offer insights into the crisis of the industrial world, and into what might be done to redirect society upon an organic, regenerative, sustainable course.
  444. Plant, Judith: Healing the Wounds
    The Promise of Ecofeminism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    An anthology of writings on ecofeminism.
  445. Plant, Judith; Plant, Christopher: Putting Power in its Place
    Create Community Control!

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Essays arguing for the devolution of government and putting forward workdable models, many of them tested in practice, of how we might restructure society to better represent the full diversity of its parts. Watershed stewartship, community forest boards, local currencies, and eco-constitutions are some of the ideas discussed.
  446. Plant, Roger: Sugar and Modern Slavery
    Haitian Migrant Labour and the Dominican Republic

    Resource Type: Book
    Tracing the roots of the modern Caribbean sugar industry back to the slave era of colonialism, Roger Plant explains how the industry operates today in an environment dominated by the U.S., and why - despite the good intentions of periodic populist regimes - it can only survive on a basis of ultra-cheap labour. The author's fact-finding investigation lays bare the reason for the slave-like conditions that still continue.
  447. Plant, Sadie: The Most Radical Gesture
    The Situationist International in a postmodern age

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    This book is the first major study of the Situationist International. Tracing the history, ideas and influences of this radical and inspiring movement from dada to postmodernism, it argues that situationist ideas of art, revolution, everyday life and the spectacle continue to inform a variety of the most urgent poltical events, cultural movements, and theoretical debates of our times.
  448. Platt, Brian: The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Last week Biloxi, Mississippi became the latest city to be sued by the ACLU for running a "modern-day debtors’ prison."
  449. Platt, Brian: The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infractions that produce fines. When predictably these fines cannot be paid additional fines are piled on top and the person is thrown in prison.
  450. Plavsic, Dragan: Manufactured Revolutions?
    A look at the dynamics of US imperial manipulation, internal opposition and and popular revolt

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005   Published: 2014
    When is a revolution not a revolution? That is the question commentators have been asking following a wave of regime changes that has zigzagged its way progressively eastwards over the last five years.
  451. Plawiuk, Eugene: Assaulting Public Education in Canada: Privatization Plague Spreads
    Against The Current vol. 82

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    For the past six years right-wing provincial governments across Canada have embraced the neoliberal agenda of “educational reform.” Four provinces in particular, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have led the charge in dismantling public education in favor of market-driven alternatives.
  452. Pluckrose, Helen: How French 'Intellectuals' Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Postmodernism presents a threat not only to liberal democracy but to modernity itself.
  453. Plumb, Amanda: NYU: Nerds on Strike!
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On November 9, 2005, graduate student employees at New York University (NYU) put down their red pens and picked up their picket signs. After a 2004 ruling by a Bush- appointed majority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the NYU administration seized the opportunity to refuse to recognize and renegotiate with the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC)/ UAW Local 2110.
  454. Poch, David I.: Radiation Alert
    A Consumer's Guide to Radiation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  455. Podrózny, Jan: The New Far-Right Government in Poland
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    IN asked a European comrade who spends a lot of time in Poland to comment on a recent article, "Poland: Anti-government rallies continue as Lech Walesa warns of civil war," in the (Trotskyist) World Socialist Web Site.
  456. Podur, Justin: The Academic Boycott Debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    An excellent summary and commentary on a debate at Ryerson University about whether Israel should be subjected to an academic boycott because of its human rights violations.
  457. Podur, Justin: For Free Expression on Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  458. Podur, Justin: Israel/Palestine Lexicon For Mainstream Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If you are writing for mainstream media, you need to learn special uses of words and phrases that are specific to Israel/Palestine. If you use common usage, you will run into confusions, paradoxes, and hostile responses from pro-Israel people. Please follow these guidelines and you will have no problems with editors, politicians, or organized pro-Israel groups. For each phrase, this guide will present first (a) the common usage, and then (b) the specific Israel/Palestine usage that you must use in order to write for major US (and UK and Canadian of course) media (NYT, Toronto Star, BBC, CBC, etc.)
  459. Podur, Justin: People of Color Talk is Cheap
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    A concept like ‘People of Color’, which obscures privilege and hierarchy within the racial system itself, can often make work harder for antiracists.
  460. Podur, Justin: A progressive dialogue on the future: Six questions for leftists 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Leftists don't spend enough time or energy working on important strategic questions. If we could resolve a handful of these, even tentatively, and try out some solutions, we would be far more successful. Here are six from my list of the most important questions, as well as my answers, which by their very incompleteness and inadequacy should suggest that more people should work on them.
  461. Podur, Justin: Science and liberation
    Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The conservative movement’s attack on science has several prongs. Where they can attain government office, as in Canada, they use the highly effective tools of funding and de-funding, and regulation and de-regulation, to control government scientists and embolden private interests. The goal is to transfer power and resources from public services and public science to private institutions, while often appealing to moral and religious doctrines in the process.
  462. Podur, Justin: Some thoughts on Whiteness and the 99%
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  463. Podur, Justin: "Sovereign" Deportations: The Dominican Republic deportations cannot occur without US blessing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    People born to undocumented Haitian parents in the Dominican Republic have left under threat of violence. "Voluntary" deportations have had a strong US influence given the political and economic power that the North American country exerts on the island.
  464. Podur, Justin: Turn off the Canadian Media, Please
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    If you want to have the first idea what is happening in Israel/Palestine (or most of the rest of the world), the best thing to do would be to turn the Canadian media off completely.
  465. Podur, Justin: US: The State Murder of an Activist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The murder of Sandra Bland, an activist with the Black Lives Matter movement, exposes the impunity of U.S. police.
  466. Podur, Justin; Cummings, Joan Joy Grant: Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings, a women's right activist, regarding the severity of sexual violence towards women and girls in Jamaica.
  467. Pogrebin, Letty Cottin: Growing Up Free
    Raising Your Child in the 80s

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  468. Poitevin, René Francisco: David Roediger's Working Toward Whiteness
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    A disturbing aftermath of the pro-immigrant demonstrations recently held in dozens of cities across the United States, besides the obvious anti-immigrant backlash, has been the increase in Black/Brown tensions. Particularly alarming has been the way in which Latinos are being accused, not only by conservatives but by Progressives as well, of being the latest permutation of a long history of immigrant groups arriving to this country and making it, to quote Toni Morrison, “on the backs of Blacks.”
  469. Poitras, Laura; Rosenbach, Marcel; Sontheimer, Michael; Stark, Holger: How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi, near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident.
  470. Poitras, Laure (director): CitizenFour 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2014
    CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
  471. Polanyi, Karl: The Great Transformation 
    The political and economic origins of our time

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1944   Published: 1968
    Polanyi analyzes the social and political upheavals that took place in England during the rise of the market economy. Polanyi contends that the modern market economy and the modern nation-state should be understood not as discrete elements, but as a single human invention he calls the "Market Society".
  472. Politkovskaya, Anna: A Russian Diary
    Resource Type: Book
    The late Anna Politkovskaya's diary is less a personal history than a chronicle of what was happening politically in Russia over a period of three years. Her story is the story of her country from Putin's 2004 re-election to the tragedy of Beslan: observations on televised debates, overheard conversations, talking to war widows. Filling the pages with the voices of the people. The distinctive feature of her reporting was her verbatim stating of facts from from her witnesses. For that reason her version of history is read in the West but virtually ignored in Russia.
  473. Pollack, Norman: Cynicism, Israeli National Policy
    From Victim to Super-Mensch

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel has become the worst-case scenario of the degradation of Torah, and worst-case scenario of what was once the deep unadulterated humaneness of worldwide Jews.
  474. Pollack, Norman: Edward J. Snowden and the Exposure of Voyeuristic Fascism
    Self-Pacification of the American Citizenry

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Snowden make a difference in the affairs of state in an environment where individuals do not appear to matter.
  475. Pollack, Norman: Evolving Geopolitical Economic Framework: US vs. China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a game changer in what had been since World War II and Bretton Woods American global financial dominance in facilitating US unilateral market penetration via the preponderant voice in IMF and World Bank operations and policy making, and, equally significant, integrating expanding economic power with an interventionist military underpinning.
  476. Pollack, Norman: Guernica, 1937 / Gaza, 2014
    Only the Insignias Change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    I invoke the Guernica example, not for spurious comparison or analogy, but because its occurrence is inscribed in the very DNA of modern historical oppression, in this case possessing precisely the same elements of overwhelming force on a largely defenseless population, in this case, having less to do with stopping rockets than a) terrorizing a people into abject submission, and b) testing out aerial warfare to soften an enemy and perhaps even clear the way for ground action—beyond consolidating settlement gains in the territories, also serving notice on Iran and whomever else (viz., Arab democracy) is viewed as a real or potential threat down the road.
  477. Pollack, Norman: In Memoriam, Gabriel Kolko
    b. Paterson, Aug. 17, 1932-d. Amsterdam, May 19, 2014

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  478. Pollack, Norman: Israel's Exterminatory Impulse Toward Gaza
    A Protracted Genocide

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Disproportionate power yields the psychopathology of sadism.
  479. Pollack, Norman: Israel’s Fascistization of Judaism
    A Nation in Authoritarian Lockstep

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  480. Pollack, Norman: NSA's Path to Totalitarianism
    Ever-Shrinking Democracy in America

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The American National Security Agency (NSA) appears as a “rogue” organization, extremism in the putative service of liberty. Or better, call it, stripped of all cosmetics, the unerring mark of a Police State, itself become identical with Fortress America, the National-Security State.
  481. Pollack, Norman: Putin on the Ritz
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Forgive the word-play; colossal demonization notwithstanding, I’ll go with Putin and Russia over Obama, the US, Rasmussen, Cameron, friends and allies everywhere. America has an unerring nose for smelling Fascism and quickly joining ranks. Today Putin used the political “F” word correctly, and for that I honor him.
  482. Pollack, Norman: The Slippery Slope: Rolling Downward, No Brakes, Nuclear War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Policy is not a discrete entity; indeed, instead, it is a cumulative force, broadening in scope and direction, as it -- in this case -- plunges toward self- and global-annihilation. Destruction is in the very air we breathe, as though Thanatos looming overhead, because exceptionalism is reaching a point of satiety and feelings of emptiness and alienation make other than war and dominance meaningless.
  483. Pollack, Norman: US Military Globalization
    Interlocking Spheres of Influence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Americans are implicated in deceit and denial, purchasing their comforts and self-righteousness at the expense of the collective human privation their military and paramilitary forces, their CIA operatives and private contractors, their support of repressive regimes and death squads have brought to much of the world’s population.
  484. Pollak, Norman: US Intimidated by Its Own Mercenaries
    A Silence on Atrocities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    So much for transparency, civil liberties, and prosecuting the crimes of a predecessor (the cardinal rule of presidents, at least this one, cover-up WAR CRIMES past and present, a solemn command of the National Security State). Silence and deniability, in all matters large and small, characterize the responses of United States government and private principals.
  485. Pollin, Robert: Contours of Descent
    U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  486. Pollon, Earl K.; Matherson, Shirlee Smith: This Was Our Valley
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  487. Polsgrove, Carol: The March on Blair Mountain
    A Historic Day in West Virginia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The coal industry is an industry which has admitted it can not make a profit without breaking laws.
  488. Poludenko-Young, Anna: Ukraine Is Banning 'Communist Symbols' and the Kremlin Is Peeved
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ukraine is pushing to erase all evidence the Soviet Union and its defeat of Nazi Germany from its history books.
  489. Polychroniou, C. J.: The unbearable lightness of Greek democracy
    Greeks have abandoned all hope that their political leaders have the skills to rescue the nations economy.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The only certain thing is that a government will be formed by a grand alliance whose only mission will be to implement the most painful, humiliating measures ever attempted by a democratically elected body. This, alas, is the unbearable lightness of Greek democracy.
  490. Polychroniou, C.J.: Noam Chomsky: Trump's First 100 Days Are Undermining Our Prospects for Survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    No recent US president has demonstrated such an overwhelming ignorance about governing as the current occupant of the White House. But is Trump's apparent inability to govern and conduct himself in a remotely conventional manner an innate character flaw or part of a well-conceived strategy aimed at a society that loves reality TV? In this exclusive Truthout interview, Noam Chomsky shares his views about the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
  491. Polychroniou, C.J.: Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the aftermath of this election in an interview.
  492. Polychroniou,C.J.: Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky  
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On the occasion of the release of his latest book, Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, Noam Chomsky gave an exclusive and wide-ranging interview to C.J. Polychroniou.
  493. Polyp: The Co-operative Revolution
    A Graphic Novel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    To celebrate the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, The Co-operative Group has created a graphic novel, depicting the history, scale and diversity of co-operation.
  494. Ponting, Clive: A Green History of the World 
    The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
  495. Ponting, Clive: Progress and Barbarism
    The World in the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
  496. Ponvert, Phyllis: Defying Washington's Embargo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    In the face of strong government opposition and little U.S. media attention, a grassroots effort scored a victory on September 13, 1996. On that day U.S. and Canadian members of Pastors for Peace delivered 400 medical computers to Cuba, without applying for the license required by the U.S. trade embargo.
  497. Poo, Ai-jen: Organizing with Love: Lessons from the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Great organizing campaigns are like great love affairs. You begin to see life through a different lens. You change in unexpected ways. You lose sleep, but you also feel boundless energy. You develop new relationships and new interests. Your skin becomes more open to the world around you. Life feels different, and it’s almost like you’ve been reborn. And, most importantly, you begin to feel things that you previously couldn’t have even imagined are possible.
  498. Pope, Debby: The Education Deform Fraud
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Book Review of "Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools" By Diane Ravitch.
  499. Pope, Debby: Tearing Down the Gates?
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Peter Sacks describes Tearing Down the Gates as a work about the staggering injustices in the American educational system. Sacks utilizes a seldom-employed tool to analyze the educational system in the United States: the role of class. Importantly, Sacks understands class in a multi-faceted way, discussing not only the money a family has but its income-producing capital and its educational background and what he describes as its “cultural capital.”
  500. Pope, Sandy: To Rebuild Teamster Power
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    An interview with Sandy Pope. Sandy Pope is the candidate for General President of the Teamsters Union in the election this coming October, running against incumbent James Hoffa Jr. She’s a longtime member of Teamsters for a Democratic Union and president of Local 805 in New York City.
  501. Pornell, M.; Semotuk, V; Swain, J: Rape of the Block or every person's guide to neighbourhood defence
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Written to enable citizens of Edmonton to "begin to plan their own communities."
  502. Porter, Gareth: The CIA and the Drones
    How the Agency Became "One Hell of a Killing Machine"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  503. Porter, Gareth: Facts Back Russia on Turkish Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Turkey claims its November 24, 2015 shoot-down of a Russian warplane along the Syrian border was justified -- and the Obama administration is publicly siding with its NATO ally -- but a review of the evidence supports Russian accusations of an "ambush." The evidence from the Turkish authorities themselves thus leaves little room for doubt that the decision to shoot down the Russian jet was made before the Russian jets even began their flight.
  504. Porter, Gareth: Hamas Rocket Launches Don't Explain Israel's Gaza Destruction -- Israeli Forces' Manipulated Figures and Fake Evidence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being launched from very near civilian structures.
  505. Porter, Gareth: Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press
    Documents Show NYT and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A key Wikileaks document which should have resulted in stories calling into question the thrust of the Obama administration's ballistic missile defense policy in Europe based on an alleged Iranian missile threat has instead produced a spate of stories buttressing anti-Iran hysteria.
  506. Porter, Julian: Libel
    A Handbook for Canadian publishers, Editors and Writers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  507. Porter, Lawrence: Retired GM worker speaks on three years of the Flint water crisis
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2017
    The poisoning of the city of Flint continues three long years after the decision was made by politicians and financial speculators to switch city residents to Flint River water. As the world now knows, the corrosive Flint River water leached lead from the antiquated piping system into the homes of residents. Lead is a deadly neurotoxin. Because next to nothing has yet been done to fix the city’s infrastructure, even after the switch back to Detroit water, there is no safe water supply for thousands of residents.
  508. Porton, Richard: Film and the Anarchist Imagination
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    A survey of the depiction anarchism in film - from the stereotypes of bearded bomb throwers, to the early cinema of Griffith and Rene Clair, to the work of Godard, Wertmuller, and Loach.
  509. Posner, Charles (Editor): Reflections on the Revolution in France: 1968
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    In May 1968 France was on the threshold of something entirely new. In this 'pre-revolutionary situation' nothing went unquestioned. The writers, trade unionists and students who contribute to this volume all believe our future is foreshadowed in the events of May. And they explain why, after this shock to a regime of seemingly impregnable strength, things can never be the same again.
  510. Posner, Michael: Canadian Dreams
    The Making And Marketing Of Independent Films

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  511. Post, Charles: The "Labor Aristocracy" and Working-Class Struggles: Consciousness in Flux, Part 2
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Whatever the theoretical and empirical problems with the economics of the labor aristocracy thesis, its defenders still claim that well paid workers have generally been more reformist and conservative in their politics than lower paid workers. They point to the example of mostly white New York City construction workers ("hardhats") attacking antiwar demonstrators in the Spring of 1970; and contrast them with the militancy and progressive politics of some of the recent "Justice for Janitors" campaigns.
  512. Post, Charles: The Myth of the Labor Aristocracy, Part 1
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The persistence of reformism and outright conservatism among workers, especially in the imperialist centers of North America, Western Europe and Japan, has long confounded revolutionary socialists. The broadest outlines of Marxist theory tell us that capitalism creates it own "gravediggers" - a class of collective producers with no interest in the maintenance of private ownership of the means of production. The capitalist system's drive to maximize profits should force workers to struggle against their employers, progressively broaden their struggle and eventually overthrow the system and replace it with their democratic self-rule.
  513. Post, Charlie: The Comintern, CPUSA & Activities of Rank-and-File CPers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    CP members, including worker and African-American militants capable of leading heroic mass struggles, were unable to develop their own revolutionary socialist viewpoint independent of the leadership. While a certain policy or tactic might run counter to their experience and traditions, the local activists were assured that their leaders alone had the "the big picture."
  514. Post, Charlie: Exploring the Roots of the Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 141

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    On several points there is general agreement among most, if not all, radical and revolutionary anti-capitalists and socialists regarding the current economic crisis.
  515. Post, Charlie: The Flint Sitdown for Beginners
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    The Sitdown Strike at GM's Flint, Michigan Fisher Body and Chevrolet plants (December 1936-February 1937) was a turning point in the history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
  516. Post, Charlie: A German Lenin?
    Book Review of "In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Writings of Paul Levi" edited by David Fernbach

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of the compiled writings of Paul Levi, a leading figure in the German Communist movement.
  517. Post, Charlie: Inside the Capitalist Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The bi-partisan austerity offensive — corresponding to the logical of capitalist profitability and accumulation — continues.
  518. Post, Charlie: On the Labor Bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    The job of socialists today, as in the past, is to help organize a rank-and-file movement within the unions that is critical of the methods of bureaucratic business unionism and promotes militancy, solidarity and union democracy. While today the main job of such a reform movement "from below" would be to educate and organize a "militant minority," rank-and-file groupings can promote an alternative vision of "class struggle unionism" and prepare for large scale struggles in the future.
  519. Post, Charlie: On the Legacy of Che Guevara
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Peter Drucker's letter (ATC 144) commenting on Kit Wainer's review of Besancenot and Löwy's new biography of Che (ATC 143) rehearses many of Besancenot and Löwy's arguments that Che's Marxism was some sort of alternative to Stalinism. I, for one, am no longer convinced by these claims.
  520. Post, Charlie: Party and Class in Revolutionary Crises
    Against The Current vol. 150

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Russian Revolution of October 1917, the first successful revolution made by and for workers in world history, posed an immense paradox for revolutionary socialists. On the one hand, the combination of the most advanced forms of industrial capitalist development with a largely non-capitalist countryside and autocratic-absolutist state institutions made Russia “the weak link” in world capitalism, the society where a workers’ revolution could first succeed. On the other, Russia’s economic underdevelopment and the minority status of the working class in the population made the prospects of constructing a viable, democratic post-capitalist society impossible.
  521. Post, Charlie: Party and Class in Revolutionary Crises
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    While the pre-World War I Lenin and the Bolsheviks did not leave original theoretical tools to guide the reconstruction of revolutionary workers’ organizations, the study of their historical experience remains invaluable.
  522. Post, Charlie: Piketty on Capital and Inequality
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A book review of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" by Thomas Piketty.
  523. Post, Charlie: The Popular Front: Rethinking CPUSA History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Very simply, the legacy of the Communist movement in the United States points to the need for revolutionaries today to develop rank-and-file worker organizations independent of and opposed to the labor officialdom; to organize independently of the Democratic party and promote independent political action.
  524. Post, Charlie: Reading CAPITAL - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Review of "An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital" by Michael Heinrich.
  525. Post, Charlie: U.S. Labor's Subterranean Fire
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The broad outlines of the crisis of the U.S. labor movement -— sharply declining union density, concession bargaining, failures to organize the growing non-union manufacturing and service sectors, the labor officialdom’s reliance on institutionalized labor-management cooperation schemes — are familiar to readers of Against the Current. The roots of this crisis — the dominance of bureaucratic business unionism and the weakness of rank-and file-led reform movements from below — are also well-known.
  526. Postel, Sandra: Worldwatch Paper 67
    Conserving Water: The Untapped Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  527. Postgate, Raymond: Pocket History of the British Working Class
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1942   Published: 1964
    A brief history of the British working class.
  528. Postman, Neil: Teaching as a Conserving Activity
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  529. Postman, Neil; Weingartner, Charles: Teaching as a Subversive Activity
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
  530. Postol, Theodore A.: How the Obama Administration Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    US nuclear policy is undermining our safety and national security

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he famously pledged to place nuclear disarmament at the center of his national-security strategy. Why, then, we must ask, is the Obama administration moving forward with an ambitious nuclear-weapons modernization program that could dramatically raise the threat of nuclear war?
  531. Potel, Jean-Yves: The Summer Before the Frost
    Solidarity in Poland

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981   Published: 1982
    Looks at the background and events leadings to the founding of the Solidarity trade union in Poland in 1980.
  532. Potter, B.; Brinton, M.: History and Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    Two critiques of Paul Cardan's critique of Marxism.
  533. Potter, Bob: An account of my involvement with Solidarity - Bob Potter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Bob Potter's previously unpublished 2004 recollections of his involvement in the libertarian socialist group Solidarity in the 1960s and 70s and some of its key figures like Ken Weller and Chris and Jeanne Pallis.
  534. Potter, Bob: Vietnam: Whose Victory?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  535. Poulantzas, Nicos: Die Internationalisierung der kapitalistischen Produktionsverhältnisse und der Nationalstaat
    Internationale Marxistische Diskussion 42

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  536. Pourmokhtari, Navid: Non-Movements as Social Activism
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Book review of Asef Bayat's 'Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East.'
  537. Powell, James Lawrence: The Inquisition of Climate Science
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    The Inquisition of Climate Science is the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive industry funding, and their failure to provide any alternative theory to explain the observed evidence of warming. Lawrence Powell's book clearly reveals that the evidence of global warming is real and that an industry of denial has deceived the American public, putting them and their grandchildren at risk.
  538. Powell, Thomas: The Dirty Secret of the Korean War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a much darker denial at work in forgetting the specifics of history, and this unwillingness to honestly examine the Korean War is at the root of our ongoing conflict with North Korea.
  539. Powell, William: I wrote the Anarchist Cookbook in 1969. Now I see its premise as flawed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Forty-four years ago this month, in December 1969, I quit my job as a manager of a bookstore in New York City's Greenwich Village and began to write the Anarchist Cookbook. My motivation at the time was simple; I was being actively pursued by the US military, who seemed single-mindedly determined to send me to fight, and possibly die, in Vietnam.
  540. Power, Nina: Back to the Fragments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Beyond the Fragments began life in 1979, as a pamphlet, and soon became the classic statement of socialist feminism in the form it took in Britain following the political explosion of May 1968. Its three authors — Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal, and Hilary Wainwright — had spent much of the decade as members of organizations of the “libertarian” left such as the International Socialists, which in 1977 became the Socialist Workers Party. They were also centrally involved in the women’s liberation movement, and grew utterly frustrated by the male-dominated politics of both the Labour Party and Leninist groups.
  541. Prabhu, Maya: India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    From hospital wards to skinning fields, India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse and fears for their future.
  542. Prasad, Yuri: Here to stay, here to fight: How Asians transformed the British working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    During the blisteringly hot summer of 1976 a group of Asian workers, predominantly women, walked out on strike at a small factory in north west London. Most were recently arrived migrants from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya and were as unlikely a group of militants as you were likely to find that year. The Grunwick strikers acted spontaneously, without a union to back them and without knowing whether they could count on any wider support. Yet their determination and courage during a dispute that would last until the summer of 1978 would transform the politics of race in the labour movement—and in doing so would have huge ramifications for British society in general.
  543. Prasad, Yuri: The origins of racism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Racism is so embedded in our society that many people assume it has always existed. But, says Yuri Prasad, it is really a modern phenomenon that developed with capitalism.
  544. Prashad, Vijay: The Death of a Reporter
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    Serena Shim, who leaves behind a family that includes her two young children, found herself chasing the truth in a highly charged situation.
  545. Prashad, Vijay: Gaza in Ruins
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Gaza is a ruin, populated by nearly two million people. The July-August 2014 bombardment of this tiny enclave by Israel resulted in over 2,500 dead Palestinians and an infrastructure -- already weak -- utterly destroyed. A garrotted sliver of land that sits on the Mediterranean Sea, Gaza cannot import goods to survive, let alone to reconstruct the damage. Oxfam says that it would take over a hundred years to bring Gaza back to the conditions in June 2014 because of the ongoing Israeli siege. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an agency tasked with the provision of relief to the Palestinian refugees, complained that "people are literally sleeping amongst the rubble; children have died of hypothermia." Pledges for relief are not delivered, and even if they would be handed over to the United Nations (UN), the Israeli embargo makes it impossible for goods to enter Gaza. Gaza, like the rest of Palestine, is condemned to purgatory.
  546. Prashad, Vijay: Inside Bahrain After the Crackdown
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    An interview with Nada Alwadi, one of the journalists who reported honestly about the events on the streets of Manama, Bahrain’s capital, and in the rest of the small kingdom. She founded the Bahraini Press Association as a vehicle to fight for the right of journalists to report stories freely.
  547. Prashad, Vijay: Living in Pitiless Times: Baghdad, Beirut and Paris
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A week of horrible carnage -- bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded lives. There is nothing good that comes of them – only the pain of the victim and then more pain as powerful people take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence. How does one react to these incidents? Horror and outrage come first. They are instinctual.
  548. Prashad, Vijay: Saudi Royal Family: Protecting VIPs, While Letting Ordinary Pilgrims Die
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the wake of a stampede in Mecca which killed close to 1,000 Haj pilgrims, it is being reported that the columns of pilgrims ran into each other because Saudi police had closed off key roads in the vicinity so as to accommodate VIPs who are whisked through without having to mingle with the masses.
  549. Prashad, Vijay: Violence Goes to College
    Are We Going to Hell?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The priorities of the campus are clear. An Assistant Professor earns an annual salary in the low $60,000 range; a Lieutenant in the campus safety department (the man who fired the pepper gas, for instance) brings home $110,000.
  550. Pratt, Sheila: Mel Hurtig's new book designed to oust prime minister Stephen Harper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Article on author Mel Hurtig and his new book criticizing Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and his government.
  551. Preis, Art: Labor's Giant Step
    The First Twenty Years of the CIO: 1936–55

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964   Published: 1972
    The story of the explosive labor struggles and political battles in the 1930s that built the industrial unions.
  552. Preobrazhenksii, Nikolai: A Hidden Story of the 1905 Russian Revolution: The Unemployed Soviet
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The movement of the unemployed in St. Petersburg is a little-known episode of the First Russian Revolution of 1905-7. The movement came as a complete surprise to everyone at the time, since it is did not fit any pre-conceived schema (although, strictly speaking, it had a precedent in the February Revolution of 1848 in France, when the revolutionary government established the "Ateliers nationaux" public-works program).
  553. President of the National Indian Brotherhood to the Task Force on National Unity: Presentation by Noel V. Starblanket
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  554. Preston, Paul: The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Paul Preston charts how and why Franco and his supporters set out to eliminate all ‘those who do not think as we do’ – some 200,000 men, women and children across Spain.
  555. Pretty, Jules: Manifesto for the Green Mind
    Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone. The first call to action is: "Every child outdoors every day".
  556. Prevost, Gary; Oliva Campos, Carlos; Vanden, Harry E.: Social Movements and Leftist Governments in Latin America
    Confrontation or Co-optation?

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Analyzes what is the position of the social movements after progressive governments take power.
  557. Prezioso, Stefanie: The Anti-Fascist Revolution
    Remembering the Action Party, one of Italy's biggest anti-fascist partisan movements.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Over the last two decades, the Italian Resistance has been a subject of sharp public debate, with both political and historical efforts "radically to repudiate the role and significance" of anti-fascism in Italy's contemporary history. As Pier Giorgio Zunino wrote in 1997, "for the Italian history of the second half of the twentieth century, anti-fascism is the villain."
  558. Price, Curtis: Fragile Prosperity? Fragile Social Peace
    Notes on the US

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    What needs to be open to critical analysis is not only how dismal present prospects are today, but also a healthy skepticism towards the determining weight of allegedly "objective" factors such as "globalization", "deindustrialization", the declining rate of unionization and others.
  559. Price, David: Privacy tapped out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    For over a century, Americans and their judiciary fiercely fought any attempt by security agencies and law enforcement to listen in on private electronic communications. Now they’ve stopped fighting, and the surveillance is out of control.
  560. Price, David: Silent Coup
    How the CIA is Welcoming Itself Back Onto American University Campuses

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  561. Price, David: A Social History of Wiretaps
    Memory's Half-Life

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    American’s century-long distrust of electronic surveillance is shifting to Americans accepting and internalizing new levels of state surveillance.
  562. Price, David: Weaponizing Anthropology
    Resource Type: Book
    A critique of the rapid transformation of American social science into an appendage of the National Security State.
  563. Price, David H: How the Media Gets It Wrong
    On Asking the Wrong Questions and Mapping Media Dead Zones

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  564. Price, David H.: One Who Raged Against the Machine
    Remembering Gerald Berreman

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Remembering anthropologist Gerald Berreman on the occasion of his December 2013 death. Barreman became an important voice of dissent in the 1960s and 1970s, speaking out against anthropologists’ interactions with the CIA and other intelligence agencies and championing openness in science.
  565. Price, Todd Alan: Milwaukee League Comes to the Defense of Public Schools
    Milwaukeeans vs. the Privatization Pandemic

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The battle to keep the public in control of the public schools.
  566. Price, Wayne: The Abolition of the State
    Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary to replace its functions? Would a transitional “dictatorship of the proletariat” be needed or will it be possible to immediately abolish the state? Does modern technology require a centralized institution such as the state? Throughout the history of revolutions, the people have created workplace councils and neighborhood assemblies--how could these replace the state?
  567. Price, Wayne: Anarchism & Socialism
    Reformism or Revolution?

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    In these essays grouped around common themes, Wayne Price draws on decades of extensive practical experience in antiwar and student movements, marxist tendency groups and affinity-based anarchist organizations, to make an insightful case for "pro-organizational," class-struggle anarchism.
  568. Price, Wayne: Fragments of a Reformist Anarchism
    A review of David Graeber (2004), Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    A collection of scattered thoughts about anarchism, anthropology, and academic studies. David Graeber argues against the need for a revolutionary confrontation with the state or its eventual overthrow. Instead, he favors a gradualist approach which leaves the state alone.
  569. Price, Wayne: The Palestinian Struggle and the Anarchist Dilemma
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A review of the discussion of the relationship between anarchism and the Palestinian/Israeli struggle by Uri Gordon, an Israeli anarchist, in his book "Anarchy Alive!".
  570. Price, Wayne: Parecon and the nature of reformism
    A review of Robin Hahnel (2005). Economic Justice and Democracy; From Competition to Cooperation. NY

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The concept of participatory economics, as developed by Hahnel and Albert, is worth exploring. They are inspired by the tradition of libertarian, councilist, socialism. They share the values of revolutionary class struggle anarchism. Even in disagreeing with them, there is much to be learned from reading their work, since they are t houghtful people who are dealing with important issues. Yet they demonstrate, in spite of themselves, that it is not enough to attempt to not be reformist. It is necessary to be revolutionary.
  571. Price, Wayne: The Two Main Trends in Anarchism
    Alternate Tendencies of Anarchism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The broad anarchist tradition of class struggle anarchism overlaps with libertarian interpretations of Marx.
  572. Prichard, Alex; Kinna, Ruth; Pinta, Saku; Berry, David (eds.): Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
  573. Priest, Lisa: Operating in the Dark
    Accountability in our Health Care System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  574. Prieur, Deborah; Rowles, Mary: Taking Action
    A Union Guide To Ending Violence Against Women

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  575. Prince, Rob: The Tunisian Intifada
    "Yezzi Fock!" (It's Enough!)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  576. Principe, Catarina: From mobilisation to resistance: Portugal's struggle against austerity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Portugal has been subjected to increasingly harsh austerity policies that have led the country into a recession of historic proportions, the result being mass impoverishment.
  577. Prins, Nomi: The Death of Retirement?
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Age Shock: How Finance is Failing Us, Robin Blackburn’s followup masterpiece to Banking on Death (2002), is another sobering and insightful examination of retirement security. In Age Shock, Blackburn delves into the realities of an ageing demographic in the midst of the disintegration, from both a monetary and social obligation perspective, of sound financial conditions for the elderly.
  578. Prins, Nomi: The Housing Mess
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Despite recent CNBC and MSNBC media hosts suggesting we may be at the ‘bottom’ of the housing market crisis, and Market Watch June 3rd commentary headlines like “Housing market may turn more quickly than you expect,” statistics continue to say otherwise, in sobering fashion.
  579. Prins, Nomi: Privatizing Social Security: Who Wins?
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Over the years, there have been numerous attempts and proposals to privatize the social security system. It was a key Republican platform item in the 2000 election. The idea was subsequently thwarted by the small matter of the stock market bust that wiped out $8 trillion of market value, and caused a 60% drop in the NASDAQ over the first two years of Bush's first term.
  580. Prins, Nomi: The Sub-Prime Market Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    It wasn't until I flew to the United Kingdom on Saturday, September 15th, that the globalized nature of the sub-prime contagion really hit home, as it were, for me. On my flight over, I grabbed a copy of the UK Telegraph newspaper, the front page of which looked like something shot at a Great Depression bread line.
  581. Prins, Nomi: A Year of Banking Bailout
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Welcome to what to what I call the Second Great Bank Depression. Why that name? Because this period of economic chaos, loss, and global financial destruction was manufactured by the men who shaped the banking sector.
  582. Pritchard, Gillian: The Write Way
    A Standard Handbook for Writers and Editors

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This booklet covers queries, article outlines, deadlines, ethics, copyright, libel, and other issues of concern to editors and writers. A standard writer's contract is included. Some good solid advice and salient anecdotes pepper the text.
  583. Pritchard, John: Reichstag Fire: Ashes of Democracy
    Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  584. Privacy International: Complaints filed against telecom companies for their role in UK mass surveillance programme
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    On 5 November 2013, Privacy International filed formal complaints with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the UK against some of the world's leading telecommunication companies, for providing assistance to British spy agency GCHQ in the mass interception of internet and telephone traffic passing through undersea fibre optic cables.
  585. Project Ploughshares: What Makes Canada Secure?
    Background Document for the Citizens' Inquiry into Peace and Security in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  586. Provost, Claire: Ethiopia's seed banks - under threat from G8 plan to 'develop' Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ethiopia leads the way in preserving crop seeds by engaging farming communities in the effort, and making the exchange of seeds part of village life and culture, reports Claire Provost. But now it's all at risk from a G8 plan to open Africa to corporate agriculture.
  587. Proyect, Louis: The black bloc and the Battle of Seattle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  588. Proyect, Louis: Chris Hedges and the black bloc
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    From its inception back in the European autonomist movements of the 1980s, the black-clad activists refuse to answer anybody outside of their ranks. Within the “affinity group”, everything is cool. Outside of it, who gives a shit? Ironically, this kind of elitism is not that different from the “vanguard party” posture which puts the needs of the sect above that of the mass movement.
  589. Proyect, Louis: The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Just about fifty years ago when I was becoming politicized around the war in Vietnam, I began searching desperately for information and analysis that could explain why this senseless war was taking place. After taking out a subscription to I.F. Stone’s Weekly that an old friend had recommended, the scales began to fall from my eyes.
  590. Proyect, Louis: Do the Greeks get it?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A word has to be said about the somewhat depressing character of the clash between reformism and ultraleftism in Greece. Radical youth might have a natural prejudice against the KKE and PAME because it is so compromised with class-collaborationist coalition building. But instead of trying to figure out a way to win the ranks of the CP to the revolutionary cause, it sees its membership as part of the problem and not part of the solution.
  591. Proyect, Louis: The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the years I spent at Columbia University, there was always some professor or another coming under attack from the Israel lobby. But no matter the intensity of the witch-hunt, I was always proud to see my employer stand up for the free speech rights of the faculty.
  592. Proyect, Louis: Flint's poisoned water and capital's second contradiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The politicians who poisoned the water supply in Flint are as bad as they come, but it's the system they serve that makes such disasters inevitable.
  593. Proyect, Louis: German autonomen: morality police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    On the origins of "black bloc" tactics.
  594. Proyect, Louis: Inside the International Socialist Organization
    Putting the Sect Into Sectarian

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Intellectual conformity in such groups is not a function of bureaucratic measures such as expulsion. It is all about peer pressure.
  595. Proyect, Louis: Israel Shamir and Slavoj Zizek
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Despite my general aversion to Slavoj Zizek, I want to defend him against the misrepresentations found in Israel Shamir’s Counterpunch article from July 14th titled “Doing a Full Monty for Tel Aviv: Zizek and the Gaza Flotilla“. Zizek is not above criticism but Shamir’s article is nothing but a hatchet job.
  596. Proyect, Louis: The Life, Loves, Wars and Foibles of Edward Abbey
    Monkeywrenching the Machine

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fifty-three years ago, long before I had heard of Edward Abbey and Abraham Polonsky, I saw a film titled "Lonely are the Brave" that was based on Polonsky's adaptation of Abbey's novel "The Brave Cowboy".
  597. Proyect, Louis: Notes on a Staggering ISO
    The Slow Death of "Leninism"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A critique of the International Socialist Organization and discussion of the decline of Leninism.
  598. Proyect, Louis: Paul D'Amato and the Red Condom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  599. Proyect, Louis: The Politics of a Punch: Richard Spencer and the Black Bloc
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Alt-right leader Richard Spencer was punched in the face by a man dressed in black bloc garb. Louis Proyect gives his interpretation of the punching incident.
  600. Proyect, Louis: Shining a light on the black bloc, part 1: Italian autonomism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The combination of autonomist thuggery and Red Brigade terror had a lot to do with the implosion of the Italian left. While the Italian bourgeoisie was ready to carry out a repression even if the left had been far more intelligently organized, this was no excuse for carrying out tactics calculated to drive the average working class person into the arms of the government in the name of “security”. Revolutionary politics is really a project that is designed to win people to a cause. This involves patient explanation. Once someone develops a revolutionary consciousness, there is little that the state can do to vanquish it. A broken window can easily be replaced, but a revolutionary mind is permanent.
  601. Proyect, Louis: When Madness Swept the Mediterranean
    A Review of “Smyrna: the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City”

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    What was so unique about this Mediterranean port in the Ottoman Empire, which even today, 90 years after the Destruction is still linked to a joie de vivre during the good times and dirges for the Destruction that came so suddenly in September 1922?
  602. Prupis, Nadia: $88 billion a year in subsidies for climate disaster
    Global governments spend more than double what energy companies invest to find new regions for oil and gas drilling, despite climate change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Despite pledging in 2009 to phase out public subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, G20 countries have disregarded those promises and are currently spending $88 billion a year in taxpayer money to fund the discovery of new gas, coal, and oil deposits around the world.
  603. Prystupa, Mychaylo: Burnaby Mountain battle: our notes from the courts, the woods and 100 arrests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    History unfolded on Burnaby Mountain. This is the Vancouver Observer's account of what we saw.
  604. Pulaski, Stosh: Anti-Science: Left and Right Together?
    A Systematic Attack on Rationality

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The suggestion that left and right thinking may be converging on matters scientific will, no doubt, be offensive to some on the left. After all, the right chooses myth over evolution, and oil profits over climate science.
  605. Pullman, Philip: Leave the libraries alone. You don't understand their value.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    I love the public library service for what it did for me as a child and as a student and as an adult. I love it because its presence in a town or a city reminds us that there are things above profit, things that profit knows nothing about, things that have the power to baffle the greedy ghost of market fundamentalism, things that stand for civic decency and public respect for imagination and knowledge and the value of simple delight.
  606. Purchase, Graham: Anarchism and Ecology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    This book outlines the history of our slow alienation from environment, and proposes some visionary and yet practical solutions to the global ecological crisis.
  607. Purich, Donald: Our Land
    Native Rights in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Our Land explains how Canada's aboriginal peoples were brought to a state of deprevation, and what they propose to do about it. Author Donald Purich begins by painting a quick portrait of the vibrant pre-contact Indian and Inuit cultures. He relates the effects of European colonisation and of "Indian policy" from Confederation on, including the legacy of treaty-making. The heart of the book concerns current native rights issues: land claims, economic development, self-government and constitutional protection. A separate chapter is devoted to the special case of the Métis.
  608. Purser, Gretchen; Hennigan, Brian: Cleaning Toilets for Jesus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the job-readiness program called Jobs for Life. Founded in 1996 in North Carolina, JFL is a global nonprofit organization premised on the belief that the local church is the ideal solution to unemployment and poverty.
  609. Putnam, Robert D.: Bowling Alone
    The Collapse and Revival of American Community

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the contradictory, to give a complete look at trends of community involvement and how increased social capital can benefit everybody.
  610. Putnam, Robert, Feldstein, Lewis M.: Better Together
    Restoring the American Community

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  611. Pyatakov, Yuri; Bosh, Yevgeniya; Bukharin, Nikolia: Theses on the Right of Nations to Self-Determination
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1915
  612. PYLE , Christopher: Edward Snowden: Profile in Courage
    Whistleblowing in the Name of the Constitution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    29-year-old former technical assistant to the CIA and employee of a defense intelligence contractor admitting to disclosing top secret documents about the National Security Agency’s massive violation of the privacy of law-abiding citizens.
  613. Pyne, Stephen J.: Vestal Fire
    An Environmental History, Told Through Fire, of Europe and Europe's Encounter with the World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998