Author Index
Resources in the Connexions Library

Below are groups and resources (books, articles, websites, etc.) related to this topic. Click on an item’s title to go its resource page with author, publisher, description/abstract and other details, a link to the full text if available, as well as links to related topics in the Subject Index. You can also browse the Title, Author, Subject, Chronological, Dewey, LoC, and Format indexes, or use the Search box on the left.
Particularly recommended items are flagged with a red logo:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

"Q" Authors

  1. Quamina, Odida T.: Mineworkers of Guyana
    The Making of a Working Class

    Resource Type: Book
    Written by a former worker who himself grew up on Alcan's Plantation Mackenzie bauxite mine in Guyana, this is a readable account of the life and history of a Third World working class. It throws new light on the constantly recurring themes of company exploitation, trade union democracy, and the limits of nationalization in transforming management-worker relations.
  2. Quandt, Midge: The New "Politics from Below"
    Book review of Raul Zibechi's "Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Zibechi's "Territories in Resistance" centres on the practices in Latin American movements, such as the Zapatistas and the Landless Workers Movement, analysing their strengths and weaknesses over time vis-à-vis the central governments that they helped bring to power.
  3. Quandt, Midge: Tide Turning in Latin America?
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    NACLA’s first volume in its new series, Dispatches from Latin America: On the Frontlines Against Neoliberalism, reported on an array of popular initiatives and left-leaning regimes across the continent. The second volume, Latin America After Neoliberalism, is also a collection of essays; but this one is organized by themes and more academic, though still accessible. The book is a useful guide for activists wanting a better understanding of the profound transformations underway in the region.
  4. Quarter, Jack: Canada's Social Economy
    Co-Operatives, Non-Profits, and Other Community Enterprises

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  5. Quarter, Jack: Crossing The Line
    Unionized Employee Ownership and Investment Funds

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    This book studies the issue of employee ownership as the divide between management and labour blurs.
  6. Quarter, Jack (co-ordinator and editor): Starting a Worker Co-operative
    An Introduction

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  7. Quest, Matthew: Book Review: C.L.R. James, A History of Pan-African Revolt (1939,1969)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    What makes A History of Pan African Revolt enchanting is the thread of speculative philosophy that holds the assorted anecdotal historical commentaries on labor strikes, anti-racist rebellions, heroic personalities, and anti-colonial events together.
  8. Quest, Matthew: Book Review: C.L.R. James, A History of Pan-African Revolt (1939, 1969)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A small and dangerous volume, this republication of C.L.R. James’s A History of Pan-African Revolt is a concise survey of Black freedom struggles in the United States, the Caribbean, and on the African continent from 1739–1969.
  9. Quest, Matthew: C.L.R. James's "Critical Support" of Fidel Castro's Cuba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    C.L.R. James's "critical support" of Fidel Castro’s Cuba is little understood among scholars of his life and work. This essay explores James’s 1967–1968 visit to Cuba and reconstructs private debates and discussion on Cuba within his revolutionary organizations, based in Detroit, in the 1950s and 1960s, and among anti-imperialist movements. Many of James's commentaries and disputes were consistent with his attempts to reconcile anti-colonialism with direct democracy and workers self-management.
  10. Quest, Matthew: Christian Høgsbjerg, C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain (2014)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Scholarship on CLR James, the Pan African and independent socialist, often takes the tone of a thin cultural studies where political insight is minimal and factual detail rooted in archival sources is negligible. Grasping James’s role in intellectual and social movement history requires resisting the tendency to group him narrowly in the fields of “Marxism” or the “Black radical tradition.” These are invented frameworks, shorthand which obscures a limited knowledge of James’s actual innovation and creativity, in contrast to other representative figures, but also mystification of the reality of elite party politics and the self-directed liberating activity by ordinary people in insurgent movements regardless of color.
  11. Quest, Matthew: C.L.R. James's Conflicted Intellectual Legacies on Mao Tse Tung's China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    On the evolution of C.L.R. James’s thoughts about Maoism.
  12. Quest, Matthew: The "Not so Bright" Protégés and the Comrades that "Never Quarreled"
    C.L.R. James's Disputes on Labor's Self-Emancipation and the Political Economy of Colonial Freedom

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Surveying C.L.R. James's shifting and evolving views on the making of national liberation struggles, whether in Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana, Eric Williams’s Trinidad, or Toussaint L'Ouverture's Haiti, which he was associated as anti-colonial activist and independent socialist historian, may lead observers to conclude he was either inconsistent in defending his most cherished ideals or, alternatively, strategically minded in specific historical moments.
  13. Quest, Matthew: Silences on the Suppression of Workers Self-Emancipation: Historical Problems with CLR James's Interpretation of V.I. Lenin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    CLR James believed one of his major intellectual legacies was the clarification of the wisdom of V.I. Lenin. However, James's readings fail in making Lenin's role in history and politics transparent. James's Leninism attempts to reconcile the validity of workers self-management and the aspirations of a political party to seize state power. This is in conflict with James's own genuine and original political legacy: clarifying the direct democratic gathering forces which will create the new society.
  14. Quest, Matthew: We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The black freedom movement is framed in popular memory as distinguished by nonviolent civil disobedience. Yet in multiple southern towns, black people used armed self-defense to protect their communities and lives.
  15. Quick, Allison: Unequal Risks
    Accidents and Social Policy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  16. Quick, Allison ; Wilkinson, Richard: Income and Health
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  17. Quiggin, John: John Locke Against Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Locke's classical liberalism isn’t a doctrine of freedom. It's a defense of expropriation and enslavement.
  18. Quigley, Bill: The Class War at Home
    The Rich Getting Richer

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    There is a class war – the war of the rich on the poor and the middle class – and the rich are winning.
  19. Quigley, Bill: 40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People
    It's Not Just About Crime!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Quigley provides a list of reasons why the majority of prisoners in US jails are Black and poor people.
  20. Quigley, Bill: Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington DC to live in a tent in front of her flooded family home 50 miles from downtown New Orleans. She is now a much honored director of a small but powerful non-profit climate justice human rights firm advocating all along the Gulf Coast. Why the big change in her life? Katrina, climate justice and fish dinners.
  21. Quigley, Bill: The Katrina Pain Index, 2013
    New Orleans Eight Years Later

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Eight years after Katrina, New Orleans has lost about 86,000 people, and the city remains incredibly poor.
  22. Quigley, Bill: Major Challenges of New Orleans Charter Schools Exposed at NAACP Hearing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    New Orleans is the nation's largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a nearly complete transformation of a public school system into a system of charter schools.
  23. Quigley, Bill: Rampant Racism in the Criminal Justice System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.
  24. Quigley, Bill: Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit. Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor people, especially people of colour, from their money, the reverse Robin Hood.
  25. Quigley, Bill: Serious Guns and White Terrorism
    Two Unasked Questions in Tucson Mass Murder

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  26. Quigley, Bill: A Shameful Situation
    Millions of Soldiers and Veterans in Serious Trouble

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble, in the areas of suicide, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, disability, medical care, and mental health.
  27. Quigley, Bill: Spying by the Numbers
    Hundreds of Thousands Subject to Government Surveillance and No Real Protection

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Thanks to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden many more people in the US and world-wide are learning about extensive US government surveillance and spying. There are publicly available numbers which show the reality of these problems are bigger than most think and most of this spying is happening with little or no judicial oversight.
  28. Quigley, Bill: Taking Back Homes From The Banks: Exercising The Human Right To Housing 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Most people recognize that international human rights guarantee all humans a right
    to housing. With the millions of homeless living in our communities and the millions of empty foreclosed houses all across our communities, groups have decided to put them together. Organizations across the US are engaging in 'housing liberation' and 'housing defense' to exercise their human rights to housing.
  29. Quigley, Bill: Ten Examples of Direct Resistance to Stop Government Raids
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Resistance to unjust government action is the duty of all people who care about human rights. As Dr. King reminded us in his letter from a Birmingham jail, "Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
  30. Quigley, Bill: Ten Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson
    Crackdown on the Constitution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When the Michael Brown verdict is announced, people can expect the police to take at least ten different illegal actions to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights. The Ferguson police have been on TV more than others so people can see how awful they have been acting. But their illegal police tactics are quite commonly used by other law enforcement in big protests across the US.
  31. Quigley, Bill: 13 Things the Government is Trying to Keep Secret From You
    Constitutional Black Out

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The President and the Government are intentionally keeping massive amounts of information about surveillance secret.
  32. Quigley, Bill: Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens. Here are thirteen examples of how some of the biggest government agencies and programs track people.
  33. Quigley, Bill: Why I Represent the New Orleans Immigrant Workers Who Committed Civil Disobedience
    An Honor to Defend Them

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In the thirty six-years I have been a lawyer, I have seen many people take brave moral actions. I have represented hundreds in Louisiana and across our country who have been arrested for protesting for peace, civil rights, economic justice, and human rights for all. It is amazing to see people put their freedom on the line when they risk jail for justice.
  34. Quigley, Bill: Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The US has been going in the wrong direction for years by classifying millions of documents as secrets. Wikileaks and other media which report these so called secrets will embarrass people yes. Wikileaks and other media will make leaders uncomfortable yes. But embarrassment and discomfort are small prices to pay for a healthier democracy. Wikileaks has the potential to make transparency and accountability more robust.
  35. Quigley, Bill; Warren, Vince: Obama's Liberty Problem
    Why Indefinite Detention By Executive Order Should Scare the Hell Out of People

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The proposal to create a special new legal system by Executive Order will threaten the liberty of every single US citizen who is not in Guantanamo because it will damage the due process guarantees which have built up over the years to protect each one of us.
  36. Quigley, Fran: How Human Rights Can Build Haiti
    Activists, Lawyers, and the Grassroots Campaign

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    A cataclysmic earthquake, revolution, corruption, and neglect have all conspired to strangle the growth of a legitimate legal system in Haiti. But as How Human Rights Can Build Haiti demonstrates, the story of lawyers-activists on the ground should give us all hope.
  37. Quigley, Fran: The Senseless Death of Tobeka Daki
    Auctioning Health and Life to the Highest Bidders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Details the circumstances of the death of Tobeka Daki of South Africa, implicating the exorbitant drug prices of pharmaceutical corporations.
  38. Quigley, John: The Case for Palestine
    An International Law Perspective

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
  39. Quiley, Bill: Top Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich
    Making a Killing Off the Tax Code

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Here are the top ten examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and local governments but these ten will give a taste.
  40. Quinn, Abra: Meeting Alexandra Kollontai
    Against The Current vol. 139

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    My first encounter with Wikipedia was several years ago when I was looking up some female Bolsheviks — there was very little about them by way of normal Googling, and I had never tried this collective online encyclopedia before.
  41. Quinn, Abra: Wobblies on the Southern Home Front
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Most readers of Against the Current know the Industrial Workers of the World by their imaginative and daring radical tactics and campaigns in the Northeast and the West — the Free Speech campaigns; the Lawrence, Massachusetts Bread and Roses textile strike, made colorful by its propaganda, and especially the pageants and children’s evacuation that brought the strike publicity; their organizing of itinerant workers and hoboes; and the Wobblies’ clarion calls for direct action and sabotage on the job, as well as loudmouthed boasts of violent action in response to the bosses’ violence.
  42. Quinn, Patrick M.: Bill Banta, 1941-2008
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Bill Banta, a member of the Chicago branch and founding member of Solidarity, died of pancreatic cancer in a Chicago hospice on August 20th. He was 67. Bill was a revolutionary socialist his entire adult life.
  43. Quinn, Patrick M.: James Green's Death in the Haymarket
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    James Green's Death in the Haymarket tells the story of the anarcosyndicalist militants accused of perpetrating the throwing of a bomb that killed police at a workers’ rally at the Haymarket in Chicago on May 4, 1886. They were subsequently framed, convicted, and four martyrs hanged by the judicial system of Cook County on “Black Friday,” November 11, 1887.
  44. Quinn, Patrick M.: Our History Recovered
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    For thirty-six years since its apogee in the late 1960s during the worldwide movement against the U.S. war in Vietnam, the global Left, including the Left in the United States, has been in decline. Globally, perhaps the most significant causal factor accelerating decline at the beginning of the 1990s was the collapse of the Soviet Union as a perceived alternative to dominant capitalist economic and governmental modes.
  45. Quinn, Rachel: After the "Special Period"
    Against The Current vol. 89

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    U.S. activists interview Cuban student. In July, Solidarity supporters Tim Marshall, Rachel Quinn and Sara Abraham had the opportunity to take classes at the University of Havana as a part of the Language and Culture program sponsored by Global Exchange. We met many people willing to share their opinions on the political and economic situation of the country. Everyone talked about how difficult the "special period" (early 1990s) was but felt that Cuba was emerging from this critical time.
  46. Quinn, Tristan: Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, all the more so following the advent of 'Green Revolution' industrial agriculture. So now women's collectives are organising to restore traditional foods and farming methods, resulting in lower costs, higher yields, improved nutrition, and a rekindling of native Tamil culture.